[News-Heads]

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Hundreds of people may have been exposed to SARS as a new alert goes out from the U-S to travellers.
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[VO-NAT]


Thousands flock to Lowes International Speedway- That means tough security.
And Rudy's a groom. The former New York Mayor ties the knot
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus the sun will be out for part of the day tomorrow.
News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


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[VO-NAT]

Virginia Tech's game plan may take them to the courtroom if three members of the Big East bolt for the A-C-C.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon, in for Teresa Hamilton.

[Rocovich]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC-13:57]
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The future of the Big East is still unclear- but some alumni have already chosen their plan of action if the conference breaks up. Jennifer Wishon (WISH-ON) explains.
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[SUPER=01-John Rocovich/Virginia Tech Board of Visitors Rector; :15]
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((((Nats of VT Football)) A successful Virginia Tech football team has thrust the university into the national spotlight. The school received nearly 20- thousand freshman applications last year and is on it's way to reaching a prestigious status.
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[SOT 1:29:17:18]
[IN Q=Our number one]

((JOHN ROCOVICH/VIRGINIA TECH BOARD OF VISITORS RECTOR: OUR NUMBER ONE STRATEGIC GOAL IS TO GO FROM BEING A TOP 50 RESEARCH INSTITUTION TO A TOP 30 RESEARCH INSTITUTION. AS SUCH WE HAVE MANY COLLABORATIONS WITH ACC SCHOOLS.))
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Rocovich says because of those collaborations and Virginia Tech's "natural fit" into the Atlantic Coast Conference, he's surprised Tech didn't receive an invitation.
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[SOT 1:36:33:03]
[IN Q=One advantage that]

((ONE ADVANTAGE THAT EVERY ACC TEAM WOULD HAVE IF VIRGINIA TECH WERE INCLUDED IS WE TRAVEL EXTREMELY WELL. WE WOULD FILL EVERY STADIUM.))
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The Board of Visitors holds the ultimate responsibility for the operation of Virginia Tech. And Rocovich says it is the board's ultimate goal to keep the Big East from losing any teams. At this point, he says Tech officials like Athletic Director Jim Weaver and University Presdent Charles Steger are doing their parts to ensure that happens.
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[SOT 01:35:11:12]
[IN Q=You need to make]

((YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU'VE EXHAUSTED EVERY POSSIBILITY IN THE REALM OF TACT AND DIPLOMACY, INDIVIDUAL PERSUASION AND THAT'S THE STAGE WE'RE IN NOW.))
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But if the University of Miami, Boston College and Syracuse University decide to jump to the ACC some Tech alumni have suggested legal action.
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[SOT 1:39:20:l5]
[IN Q=I've certainly received]

((I'VE CERTAINLY RECEIVED MANY PHONE CALLS AND MANY LETTERS FROM ALUMS, PARTICULARLY THE ALUMNI WHO ARE LAWYERS, SUGGESTING A LEGAL COURSE OF ACTION SHOULD THAT OCCUR. WHETHER IT'S BASED ON ANTI-TRUST MATTERS OR TORTUOUS INTERFERENCE WITH CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIPS OR WHATEVER THE COURSE OF ACTION MAY BE.))
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Rocovich guesses other Big East schools have entertained the idea of legal action as well, but adds it's too soon to speculate what may happen. So the Board of Visitors waits and hopes the Big East comes out of this game in the same shape as it went in. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))

[Holiday-Travel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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The nation's code orange alert followed travellers on the road to a holiday weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bay Bridge, MD;]


It slowed motorists crossing Maryland's Chesapeake Bay Bridge
and others boarding ferries to Martha's Vineyard, where for the first time, they were asked to show their I-D's.
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[SOT ]

((WHAT WILL BE DONE WILL BE DONE IF YOU WORRY OR DON'T WORRY.)) ((THERE'S A LOT OF WORRY BUT THERE IS A LOT OF SECURITY OUT HERE. THESE GUYS HAVE EVERYTHIGN UNDER CONTROL.))
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[VO-NAT]


In Washington where there are more officers on the street per capita than any other city, Code Orange does mean a higher sense of caution.
Security is also visible on the streets of New York.
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[Speedway-Security]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]

Thousands are converging at the Lowe's Motor Speedway for a weekend of racing, and security is now top priority.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC]

Crowds poured in for the CarQuest-300, police on sight were everywhere, directing traffic, and keeping an eye on everyone.
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[IN Q=WE JUST BRIEFED ]

((SGT. TONY MILLER/NC HIGHWAY PATROL-WE JUST BRIEFED ALL OF OUR PERSONNEL THAT ARE WORKING THE TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENTS TO BE COGNIZANT OF ANY PEOPLE THAT LOOK SUSPICIOUS.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tony Miller/NC Highway Patrol ]
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[OUT Q=LOOK SUSPICIOUS]
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[VO-NAT]

Bags, coolers, and people were searched for anything that could be used as a weapon. Most race fans already know what they can take in.
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((WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO SEND IN ANY TYPE OF GLASS, NO UMBRELLAS. OBVIOUSLY IF THERE WAS SOME TYPE OF HAZARDOUS ITEM OR WEAPON.))
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[VO-NAT]

Small coolers are the only ones allowed inside and clear back-packs make it faster for race fans to get inside because they don't have to be taken off and searched. Security for tomorrow night's Coca Cola six hundred will be just as tight.
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[EMS-Memorial]


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E-M-S workers from around the nation gathered in Roanoke to remember fellow emergency responders who've lost their lives in the past year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The National E-M-S Memorial Service was held at the Calvary Baptist Church in Roanoke. 16 E-M-S workers were killed while on duty in the past year. Family members of those who have died were presented with a U-S flag - representing service, a white rose representing their "undying love", and a medallion signifying their memory. This was the eleventh national memorial held in Roanoke.
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[Statue-EMS]


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On this Memorial Day weekend- honors go out to public servants who lost their lives to save someone else.
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((Bagpipes))
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This ceremony at the "To the Rescue museum" honored several heros who died on 9-11 in New York, as well as officers from other parts of the nation.
Their fellow commrades came from afar to take part.
This helmet found in the rubble at the World Trade Center was gift to the museum from the New York City fire department.
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[SOT 15:16]
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((IT'S A VERY SPECIAL EXHIBIT IT SHOWS PAIN AND AGONY ALL AMERICA ARE STILL DEALING WITH.))
[SUPER=01-Sue Taylor/To the Rescue Museum Manager;]
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[OUT Q=are still dealing with.]
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A plaque honoring the fallen men and women was also unveiled.
The items are on display at the museum in Tanglewood Mall.
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[Craig-EMS]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
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EMS- personnel in Craig County held an open- house today where house- warming donations were more than welcome.
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[SUPER=03-New Castle;]

The unit showed off some new equipment, which includes two defibrillators. The cutting- edge technology costs about 12- thousand dollars and was paid for by a grant. The open house was not just for visitors but also new staff members.
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[IN Q=We had a major]

((TIM REYNOLDS/CRAIG COUNTY EMS CAPTAIN: WE HAD A MAJOR CHANGE OVER IN MEMBERSHIP APPROXIMATELY LAST FEBRUARY EARLY MARCH OF LAST YEAR OF 2002 AND WE WERE REALLY STRAPPED FOR MEMBERS. SINCE THEN WE'VE HELD TWO EMT CLASSES AND HAVE GOTTEN EIGHT TO 10 NEW EMT'S.))
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Reynolds says the county's advanced life support team is now made up of three cardiac tech members and one paramedic.

He hopes that by seeing the facility, people will feel better about donating money in the future.
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[Rolling-Thunder]


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An annual tradition is roaring into the nation's capital this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
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It's all a part of "Rolling Thunder" The biker's annual salute to American soldiers dead and missing in action. Some 30-thousand bikers from around the nation are expected to show up. The first group gathered at the Vietnam Veteran's memorial for a candlelight vigil last night, and this group laid a wreath at The Tomb of the Unknowns. Tomorrow, the bikes are scheduled to roll from the Pentagon to the National Mall.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Fears of a new round of SARS infections force hundreds into quarantine in Toronto. That story still ahead on the newscast.
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[VO-NAT]

and Paul McCartney was Back in the old U-S-S-R, wowing the crowds in front of the Kremlin.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, folks. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Nets break out the brooms for the Pistons. The Virginia lacrosse team will play for all the marbles on Monday, and the ACC baseball tournament heats up in Salem. Plus, Matt Kenseth wins the Carquest 300, and Keith Hamilton is in trouble with the law. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[SARS]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=SARS]


At least 500 people who may have been exposed to SARS in Toronto have been told to quarantine themselves at home for ten days.
This as U-S officials issue a new travel alert advising Americans to avoid Toronto if possible.
Authorities say there could be as many as 30 new cases. They say five people in Toronto are being treated.
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[SOT 1:30]
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((OF THREE OF THESE FIVE CASES ONE IS LISTED CRITICAL AND THESE ARE CHANGES OVERNIGHT WITH TWO OF THEM HAPPENENED OVERNIGHT AND ONE DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Colin D'Cunha/Ontario Commissioner of Public Health;]
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[OUT Q=of the day today.]
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All five cases have a link to St. Johns Rehabilitation hospital.
Toronto public health officials say anyone who visited the hospital during several weeks in May should quarantine themselves for ten days.

[B'burg-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
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A 19 year old man is under arrest for two armed robberies at the same place.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/May 15th;]

Blacksburg resident Nickolaus Lain Brown actually turned himself in to police around 7:30 last night. Police say he's the one who robbed the Blacksburg Food Mart twice this month. Brown's been charged with two counts of Armed robbery, and the use of a firearm. He is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail.
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[Sink-Hole]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC-3:14:17]
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It's a natural occurance that's running some Roanoke County residents out of their home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

A sinkhole underneath this apartment building off Hollins Road has compromised the structure.
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[IN Q=My landlord had]

((PRISCILLA STEINMETZ/APARTMENT RESIDENT: MY LANDLORD HAD COME BY AND TOLD ME THAT WE HAD TO BE OUT FOR 30 DAYS, THAT WE COULD COME BACK AFTER THE 30 DAYS, BUT WE HAD TO BE OUT BY MONDAY BECAUSE THE SINK HOLE WAS MESSED UP AND THEY HAD TO GO UNDER AND PUT A BEAM UNDER THE BUILDING.))
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[VO-NAT]

Steinmetz says a family member has offered to take her family in, but other residents are not so lucky. A Campbell Realty official says the sinkhole has been a nuisance for a few years, but didn't threaten the building until recently. He says all this rain we've had made the problem worse. Construction crews are set to fill the sink hole and re-secure the building in the next 30 days.
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[Festival-Park]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
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Hundreds took advantage of the first day of sunshine in about a week and flocked to Festival in the Park today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Children were the focus at the Kaleidoscope Theater, while the band "Acoustic Pleasures" performed on the festival stage. A popular attraction was the row of food and drink vendors. Each vendor had to be approved for a temporary food license from the health department. Health officials checked booths this morning to make sure they were clean and that food was being properly stored. But the main attraction of the night was singer and Roanoke native Jane Powell. She took the stage around 9 o'clock.


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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on the newscast, wedding bells were ringing for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
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[VO-NAT]

and also, they once were considered the scourge of the plains of Texas, but now prarie dogs are finding homes as pets.

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[Commercial]


[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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She's known to many people in Salem, and now she's about to make a major transition in her life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Pattie Edens has only one child, but she's played mother to thousands in her lifetime. In a few weeks she'll turn in the keys to her school bus for the last time. Edens has been driving a bus for nearly 30- years, but sticking with things for the long haul is what the Salem native is all about. She's been married to her husband for 42 years and has mastered the recipe for a successful relationship.
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[SOT 2:06:55:14]
[IN Q=A lot of perseverence]

((PATTIE EDENS: A LOT OF PERSEVERANCE AND WILLINGNESS TO GET ALONG TO GIVE WHEN YOU NEED TO GIVE AND HOLD THEM WHEN YOU NEED TO HOLD THEM AND FOLD EM WHEN YOU NEED TO FOLD THEM.))
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[VO-NAT]

Edens played in a band for 25 years. To hear more about Edens and the band "Wild Honey,"
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[TAKE PROFILE PROMO FS #9156EssC]

tune in to the Virginia Profile segment on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[Giuliani]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Rudy Giuliani is back at Gracie Mansion in New York City, but this time it's to get married.
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[Vo-nat]
[Super=03-New York, NY;]


Giuliani married longtime girlfriend Judith nathan tonight.
His successor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg performed the ceremony.
Guests had to wear bright green bracelets to show they'd cleared security.
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[McCartney-Russia]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=NET]
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Sir Paul McCartney is the first Beatle to be given permission to perform in Red Square.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia; ]

As a part of his fourteen month world tour, McCartney was in Moscow today. Twenty five thousand people attended the concert including Russian president Vladmir Putin.
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((NAT SOUND MUSIC-BACK IN THE USSR, YOU DON'T KNOW HOW LUCKY YOU ARE, BOY. BACK IN THE, BACK IN THE USSR.))
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[VO-NAT]

Another 100-thousand gathered outside, unable to afford tickets. Beatle's music was not banned in the former U-S-S-R, but it was hard to obtain the music... that's why people were paying up to five hundred American dollars for tickets. The average monthly wages are less than one hundred dollars. Before the concert, Putin invited McCartney and his wife to the Kremlin to discuss a range of topics from music to landmines. Russia has not signed a treaty banning the use and production of land mines, which more than 130 countries have signed.
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[Prarie-Dogs]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=net]
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Not so long ago, prairie dogs were considered a pesky rodent that destroyed land and consumed grass meant for livestock. But now, more people seem to appreciate the prairie dog as a rodent with personality.
Now one group is taking the animals off of the plains, and into the home. Jim Walker has more.
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[SUPER=03-Mesquite, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Sandridge/Prairie Dog Owner; :22]
[SUPER=01-Jim Walker/CBS News; 1:04]
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((THIS IS HOW MOST PEOPLE KNOW PRAIRIE DOGS... BUT NOW... THE UNITED STATES IS FOLLOWING A BIG TREND IN EUROPE AND JAPAN BY INVITING THESE ANIMALS INSIDE... AS PETS. (("Come on baby's, come on...")) MIKE SANDRIDGE HAS ADOPTED SNOWY, BO AND BEAR... SANDRIDGE CALLS THEM THE PERFECT PETS. Mike Sandridge/PRAIRIE DOG OWNER ("I like the prairie dogs better because of the true love they show you.
I've never had an animal that wants to come out and be loved on like they do.") LUBBOCK VIDEO HERE FARMERS HAVE LONG HATED THE CREATURES BECAUSE THEY CONSUME GRASSLAND AND DIG TUNNELS.
THE CITY OF LUBBOCK EVEN CONSIDERED KILLING THE DOGS BECAUSE IT BELIEVED THEY WERE CONTAMINATING AN AQUIFER. SHOW RESCUE
INSTEAD... A RESCUE GROUP IS NOW SAVING... AND SELLING THE BABIES. (("They're a very loving, bonding animal. They bond to their owner so much so that when you come home at the end of the day they'll stand at the edge of the cage... 'yahoo' ready till you get them out."))
THE "YAHOO" IS THE NOISE THEY MAKE WHEN THEY WANT ATTENTION. SANDRIDGE SAYS HIS THREE PETS GET ALONG JUST FINE WITH HIS DOG AND CAT. JIM WALKER/REPORTING
("Some critics have said the dogs don't make good pets because they bite and can be destructive. But experts say those

issues can be avoided if the animals are raised from babies and neutered young.") (("You don't want to get a juvenile... you don't want an adult... you want to buy one as a baby, get it used to you. They bite out of fear or getting hurt. "))
THE DOGS... WHICH LIVE UP TO 8 YEARS... AVERAGE ABOUT A HUNDRED DOLLARS A PIECE. (("That's a good girl..."))
FANS LIKE SANDRIDGE HOPE MORE PEOPLE ADOPTING WILL MEAN FEWER BEING KILLED ON THE PLAINS.
IN MESQUITE, JIM WALKER, FOR CBS NEWS.))

[S-Extra]


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Coming up in sports, the ACC baseball tournament is down to just four teams, we'll preview tomorrow night's Coke 600, and Frank Beamer says the battle to keep the current Big East is definitely personal, plus the Nets go for the sweep of the Pistons, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/TNT; :00]


The Mavs Dirk Nowitzki will most likely miss tomorrow night's Game Four of the Western Conference Finals against the Spurs. Nowitzki sprained a medial collateral ligament in Game Three and is listed as doubtful although an MRI was negative.
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[go to scores] [go to break]
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[S-NBA]


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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-149 TC10150]
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The New Jersey Nets have now won ten straight playoff games, good for the third longest ever in the post season after a 20 point win over Detroit, which gave the Nets a sweep and a return trip to the NBA Finals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/TNT; :00]


Byron Scott could afford to chill out tonight because his squad put on a clinic starting with the opening tap.
Kenyon Martin got the party started with the jami-jam for two of his 14 points on the night.
A little later, Martin gets an assist to Richard Jefferson for another jam.
The rest was the Jason Kidd show. First check out the sweet no look pass to Rodney Rogers on the break.
[SUPER=32-Detroit/82/New Jersey/102/;]

Then Kidd pulls up and buries a jumper. He finished with 26 points and 10 assists as New Jersey rolled 102 to 82.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-136 TC15603]
[GRAPHIC=ACC baseball]


The ACC Baseball Tournament is now down to four teams, but the Virginia Cavaliers isn't one of them. Today, the Cavs played well defensively and got a great pitching outing from Andrew Dobies, but couldn't come up with any offense against Florida State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Seminoles vs. Cavaliers; :00]


Finally, the sun came out in Salem, after what seems like weeks of the wet stuff.
We pick it up in the bottom of the third. FSU's Tony Ritchie singles to left field. That would score Stephen Drew with the game's first run putting the Noles on top 1-nothing.
To the sixth where Florida State's Chris Hart lifts the sac fly to leftcenter. Blake Balkcom scored an
[SUPER=34-Florida State/2/Virginia/0/;]

insurance run and Florida State stays alive winning 2-nothing. The Cavaliers must now wait and see if they'll get an NCAA bid.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Womack/Cavaliers Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=proud of the Cavs."]
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[VO-NAT]


Georgia Tech knocked off Duke this afternoon, and N-C State got this homerun from Chad Orvella to take care of North Carolina tonight 7-6 in 11 innings.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Wolfpack vs. Seminoles; :]


That meant that the Pack and Seminoles would meet again this evening.
And Chris Hart broke open a 2-2 tie for FSU with this RBI single. The Seminoles have since blown things open and lead 15 to 5 in the 8th.
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[S-Lax]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-138 TC13209]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


The Virginia lacrosse team set a record for victories today with their 14th win of the season. More importantly the Cavs avenged an early season loss to Maryland and advanced to the NCAA title game on Monday where they'll face Johns Hopkins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/ESPN2; :00]


Trey Whitty gave the Cavs a two-nothing lead with this first period tally from point blank range.
Tillman Johnson was the story in the first half though. Johnson made 18 saves on the day, tying his career high as UVA led 5-2 at the break.
In the second half, Whitty misfires in transition, but Joe Yevoli puts in the rebound for [SUPER=34-Virginia/14/M

aryland/4/;] one of his three goals in the contest and Virginia rolled over the Terps 14 to 4.
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[S-Nascar]


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If the Indy 500 is tomorrow's appetizer, then tomorrow night's Coke 600 at the Lowe's Motor Speedway will be a tasty main course. Roush Racing has won the last four 600's, and success in the Winston doesn't really carry over. The Winston winners have had an average 600 finish of 13th over the past decade. Clearly, several factors go into a 600 win.
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[OUT Q=starting in the back."]
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[S-Busch]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
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In today's Busch race Kyle Busch, Kurt's younger brother made his Nascar debut finishing second.
It was a short day for Kerry Earnhardt, who looped his #12 machine right here and finished 35th.


Matt Kenseth, the Winston Cup points leader got past Busch on the final restart with 28 laps to go.
He then won the race under caution thanks to this spin by Greg Biffle with just four laps remaining.
For Kenseth it's his 2nd Busch win of the season.
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[OUT Q=just right at the end."]
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Things may look gloomy for Virginia Tech where the Big East is concerned, but the Hokies are not alone in their disdain for ACC expansion. Faculty leaders at North Carolina are formally opposing the addition of the three Big East schools to the conference. Faculty council chairwoman Sue Estroff says the university presidents and faculy athletic representatives from the nine schools shouldn't have kept the expansion plans under wraps for months.
In any case, the battle for Virginia Tech's athletic future is one that Frank Beamer says has gotten personal.
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[OUT Q=battle and keep battling."]
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Keith Hamilton's problems are a little bigger than Frank Beamer's tonight. The former Heritage High School product and Friday Football Extra star has been arrested for cocaine possession.
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[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/2001 Season; :00]


Following a search the Giants defensive end was also charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle. In 1999, he pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of cocaine. Hamilton has played in the NFL for 12 seasons, but appeared in only 6 games this past year before suffering an achilles injury.
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The good golf didn't leave the Colonial when Annika Sorenstam didn't make the cut. Today, Kenny Perry turned the Colonial Country Club into his own personal shooting match.
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[SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX/The Colonial; :00]


Perry set a new tournament record for 18 holes with a round of 61 today. He got off to a great start with birdies on the first three holes and then three more to finish the front nine, storming to the top of the leaderboard. He sits at 17-under and leads by 8 shots over Rory Sabbatini.
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