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Coming up on News 7-
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Virginia Tech's rival on the field is one of its strongest allies in the A-C-C showdown. UVA says the battle's not over yet. Plus, hundreds are pulling an all nighter in the race against cancer. And, a longtime heartthrob sets the record straight by revealing he's not.
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News 7 is next.

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((JOHN CASTEEN/PRESIDENT OF UVA: I'VE HAD A STRONG INTEREST FOR YEARS IN HAVING VA TECH BELONG TO THE A-C-C AND WE CONTINUE TO TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT THAT.))
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UVA's administrators say they may have a few tricks left in their playbook to get Virginia Tech into the ACC.
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[SS=NEws 7 @ 11]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Jean is off tonight.

[UVA-Visitors]


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The University of Virginia's President says it is not too late for Virginia Tech to score a slot in the A-C-C.


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John Casteen says he doesn't think the A-C-C expansion plan is a done deal yet.
He says U-V-A is still "very much at work" to see that its intra-state rivals, the Hokies, are included.
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[IN Q=WE'RE LOOKING PRETTY CAREFULLY]

((JOHN CASTEEN/PRESIDENT OF UVA: WE'RE LOOKING PRETTY CAREFULLY AT THE ALIGNMENT OF DIVISIONS IN OUR CONFERENCE, WHO BELONGS TO WHICH DIVISION. AND I GUESS IN THE LONGER VIEW OF THINGS, IF A CONFERENCE OF NINE WORKS AND A CONFERENCE OF TWELVE WORKS, MAYBE A CONFERENCE OF THIRTEEN OR FOURTEEN WORKS. SO AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED ITS ANYTHING BUT A FINISHED DISCUSSION.))
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In their bid to expand, A-C-C officials are in Florida to visit the University of Miami.
They'll head to Boston College and Syracuse next week.
Mike Stevens will have more on that in sports.


[Pendergrass]


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After 25 years at Virginia Tech, the schools Dean of Students is retiring.
Barbara Pendergrass will retire on June First and move back to her hometown of Kinstree, South Carolina.
She's worked at the University since 1979 and became Dean of Students in 1998.

[Relay-Life]


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Hundreds of walkers are taking a giant step towards finding a cure for cancer tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


They're taking part in the annual Relay for Life at Lord Botetourt High School.
The walk lasts 16 hours and raises money for cancer research.
It also honors those who have died and survived cancer.
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[SOT 21:03:05]
[IN Q=The people who walk here]

((DONNA CRAWFORD/RELAY FOR LIFE ORGANIZER: THE PEOPLE THAT WALK HERE ARE FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, PEOPLE KNOW EACH OTHER AND IT'S JUST LIKE A COMMON GET TOGETHER.))
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This year's Relay for Life features fifty teams.
Some came up with unique ways to raise money for this year's event.
This group decided to break boards.
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[IN Q=We decided we would]

((BART McENTIRE/PARTICIPANT: WE DECIDED WE WOULD SELL BOARDS FOR FIVE DOLLARS A PIECE. IF YOU BUY A BOARD FOR FIVE DOLLARS, WE WILL BREAK IT. SO FAR WE'VE GOT 600 BOARDS AND THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND WE'RE ON THE WAY TO A GOOD GOAL.))

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Organizers hope to raise 75 thousand dollars.
The money will go to the American Cancer Society.
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[Smith]


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A Roanoke man pled guilty today to shooting a Florida tourist outside a city motel in March.
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Derrick Wakie Smith pled guilty to eight counts including attempted capital murder, attempted robbery, car jacking, abduction, and multiple firearm charges.
It was on the night of March 27th that Ryan Taboada (Tah--BOH-duh) and his family were about to check into the Holiday Inn Express on Gainsboro Road.
Smith shot Taboada after he refused to give him money and then took off in the family's SUV with a three year old girl strapped in the backseat.
The victim is now recovering at his home in Florida.
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[IN Q=This man was shot full of holes]

((NEIL HORN/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME BEFORE HE IS EVEN ABLE TO TRAVEL SO THIS DOES SAFE A LOT OF MORE EXPENDITURE RESOURCE BY THE FAMILY AND A LOT OF EMOTIONAL AND THEY WOULD HAVE TO RELIVE THIS OVER AGAIN SO WE BELIEVE THIS WAS A GOOD OUTCOME FOR THEM.))
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Smith also pled guilty today to robbing a Roanoke woman a week before the Holiday Inn Shooting.
He faces 3 life sentences plus another 31 years.
He will be formally sentenced on July 22nd.
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[Franklin-Murder]


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Franklin County investigators will spend the weekend trying to determine what may have led a Callaway man to shoot his brother- in- law yesterday evening.
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Investigators say 38- year- old Joseph Edison Bridges was waiting for his sister and her common- law husband Howell Scott when they returned home.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

They say Bridges drove his pickup next to Howell Scott's mini- van, shot him once in the head and drove away. Sheriff Quint Overton says Bridges later called his office and said he'd turn himself in if the sheriff personally picked him up. Bridges is being held at the Franklin County jail and is charged with first degree murder.
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[Peterson-Belongings]


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The autopsy report on Laci Peterson and her unborn son will remain sealed for now. The judge in the case says releasing the information could hamper the investigation and prejudice potential jurors. Meantime, defense attorneys for Scott Peterson say evidence could have been tampered with when members of his wife's showed up at their house to take her belongings. Manuel Gallegus reports.
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[SUPER=01-Kim Peterson/Laci Peterson Family Spokesperson; 1:11]
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((APPARENTLY ANXIOUS TO GET POSSESSION OF THEIR LATE DAUGHTER'S BELONGINGS LACI PETERSONS FAMILY AND FRIENDS SPENT THE MORNING TAKING THINGS FROM HER HOME BY THE TRUCKLOAD AND THEN ONCE THE CAMERAS ARRIVED THEY QUICKLY DROVE OFF ONE OF SCOTT PETERSONS ATTORNEYS SHOWED UP AT THE HOUSEAND SEEMED ANGRY THAT THE FAMILY HAD BEEN THERE. HE EVEN ACCUSED THEM OF POSSIBLY PLANTING EVIDENCE.
-SOT-MATT DALTON, SCOTT PETERSON DEFENSE ATTY.

they've got zero evidence in this casezeroand we have no idea if they planted evidence in there.. BUT THE HOUSE IS NO LONGER A CRIME SCENEAND THE FAMILY REPORTEDLY HAD PERMISSION FROM THE D.A.S OFFICE TO GO IN. THE DRAMA OUTSIDE THE HOUSE WITH ATTORNEYS SHOWS HOW CONTENTIOUS THIS HGH PROFILE CASE CAN BECOME. MORE-NAT-OUTSIDE DESPITE ALL THATS HAPPENED, THE FAMILIES SAY THEY DO STILL GET ALONG BUT THEY SAY THEY NO LONGER COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY.
AS FOR THE INVESTIGATION, PROSECUTORS NOW WANT THE DETAILS OF THE AUTOSPY REPORT TO BE MADE PUBLIC. THATS BECAUSE SOMEONE ALREADY LEAKED OUT PART OF THE REPORT SAYING THAT THE BABYS BODY WAS WOUNDED AND THAT IT HAD PLASTIC TAPE AROUND ITS NECK. A PETERSON FAMILY SPOKESPERSON SAYS IT WAS DEVESTATING TO HEAR THAT NEWS FIRST ON TV.
-SOT-KIM PETERSEN, LACI PETERSON FAMILY SPOKESPERSON

it was incredibly irresponsible by whoever leaked this information and incredibly insensitive to this family that has been through so much ON JUNE 6TH THE JUDGE IN THE CASE WILL CONSIDER ISSUING A GAG ORDER IN AN ATTEMPT TO CONTROL THESE POTENTIALLY HURTFUL AND DAMAGING LEAKS TO THE MEDIA. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS.))

[Terror-Alert]


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The nation's terror alert is back to yellow.
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The Homeland Security Department today dropped the status to signal an ``elevated'' risk of attack. The Bush administration had put the alert at orange ten days ago, after terror attacks in Saudi Arabia and There was also concern that attacks could take place over the Memorial Day weekend. But the government now says there's been a drop in intelligence pointing to an imminent attack. Orange and yellow are the only levels on the scale that have been used since the color-coded system was adopted more than a year ago.
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[Bush-Trip]


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President Bush is starting a week long tour of Europe and the Middle East today.
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His first stop: Poland.. designed as a "thank you" for Polish support during the war with Iraq, but he was met by protestors who opposed the war. His next stop will be Russia where he'll engage in the first of a series of face to face meetings with leaders who were against the U-S led invasion of Iraq. Bush and French President Jacques Chirac will meet this weekend at the G-8 Summit in France for the first time since Chirac outwardly criticized the war. Bush has vowed to put that behind him and make the G-8 Summit about the future, not the past. Bush will leave the summit a day early in order to make it to peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians in Jordan.
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((WE ALL GOT TO WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE SECURITY REAL--NOT ONLY FOR ISRAEL, BUT FOR THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE))
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Bush has been pushing his "roadmap to peace" for weeks now. The plan calls for a Palestinian state. Israel has agreed to that concept for the first time ever. As to whether Bush can actually broker peace... a C-B-S News poll indicates 48 percent of Americans believe he can make a difference, but 49 percent don't think he can do anything.
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A controversial pipeline project is underway in Southwest Virginia.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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And you're another step closer to having to pay to drive on Interstate 81.
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((Hey folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as ACC looks to make its point at Miami today. Ryan Newman gets his fourth pole position of the season. Leffler gets his first truck win.

And we'll crown four regional champs tonight as high school spring sports wind down right here on the Big 7.))[I-81]


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State transportation officials were hoping to map out Interstate 81 improvements by the end of this year. Now, that decision will have to wait until an environmental review is completed.
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V-DOT had solicited detailed proposals from Flour (floor) Virginia and Star Solutions, the two groups competing for the public private partnership.
But after consulting with the federal highway administration, state officials have decided to perform the environmental review first, a process that could take three to five years.
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((BOTTOM LINE IS THAT VDOT IS DEFINITELY MOVING AHEAD WITH PLANS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO I-81, BUT I WANTED TO POINT OUT IT WILL SIMPLY TAKE TIME.))
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Transportation Commissioner Philip Shucet (shoo-KET) says the change in plans will not delay improvements, because the environmental review would have been conducted before construction could begin.
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Today, Shucet also revealed the state has received conditional approval for tolls on Interstate - 81, a central part of both proposals.

[Pipeline]


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Although it's been controversial from the start, Duke Energy's Patriot Pipeline is now under construction. But, as New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens tells us the project is under close scrutiny.
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(( Developers of the new Patriot natural gas line say they have nothing to hide. On Friday, members of the media visited the site for an organized show and tell.
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[RUNS16] ((RICK SMITH/PROJECT DIRECTOR: CERTAINLY THE NEW RIVER HAS BEEN A HOT TOPIC WITH RESPECT TO THE PATRIOT PROJECT 24 DUKE HAS ALWAYS BEEN OPEN TO SHARING INFORMATION AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAD INSIGHT INTO THE ACTIVITIES WITH RESPECT TO THE NEW RIVER AND HOW SUCCESSFUL THE DRILL WAS GOING 32)) Drilling for the 94-mile pipeline extension began in March.
It will run from the current East Tennessee Natural Gas pipeline near Wytheville, cross four counties in Virginia and connect to another natural gas line in North Carolina. Although Duke says the line will sit 50-feet below the bottom of the New River, many opponents of the project say it's a threat to the environment. Project director, Rick Smith says that's why the company's taking every necessary step to make sure that doesn't happen.
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[RUNS15] (( WE DID HAVE SOME DRILLING MUD THAT SEEPED FROM THE SUB SURFACE WE TOOK APPROPRIATE ACTION IN TERMS OF HAY BAILS FENCE. WE NOTIFIED THE STATE WORKED WITH THEM AND TO ENSURE THAT WE COMPLYING WITH REQUIREMENTS 58)) Developers say they hope to have the first part of the pipeline extension in the ground next week, and in service by this Fall.
Myranda Stephens, News 7, Wytheville. ))

[County-Races]


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It now appears there WILL be a contest tomorrow morning, when the Roanoke County GOP meets to nominate candidates for county offices and the board of supervisors.
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Just two days ago, Susan Simmons was unopposed in the race to win the GOP's nomination for Roanoke County Treasurer.
But on Wednesday, investment consultant Kevin Hutchins put himself in the running, and now, the nomination for Treasurer is the ONLY contested race for the Republican party.
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((SUSAN SIMMONS/(R) ROANOKE CO. TREASURER CANDIDATE; I'M VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE TAX CODE OF VIRGINIA. I HAVE THE EXPERIENCE IN ADMINISTERING THAT. I ALSO HAVE AN MBA AND I'VE LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT AND THAT I WANT TO CONTINUE TO SERVE THIS COUNTY.)) ((KEVIN HUTCHINS/(R) ROANOKE CO. TREASURER CANDIDATE; TREASURER: I HAVE NINE YEARS IN THE INVESTMENT CAPITOL MARKET. I KNOW THE INVESTMENTS THAT ARE ALLOWED BY THE VIRGINIA STATE CODE THAT CAN BE UTILIZED IN THIS SITUATION. I THINK FROM THAT PERSPECTIVE THAT I'M DEFINITELY QUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION.))
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[SUPER=01-Kevin Hutchins/(R) Roanoke Co. Treasurer Candidate; :14]
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The GOP will meet tomorrow morning at 10 at Cave Spring High School.
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He captured women's hearts on television's ``Dr. Kildare'' and "The Thorn Birds."
Next on News 7, find out why Richard Chamberlain says he doesn't need to nurture that leading man image anymore.
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Plus it's granny verses snake in the grass, when the critter invades her business.
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[Richard-Chamberlain]


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In entertainment news, the doctor is out. The star of the popular 1960s tv series "Dr. Kildare" is telling the world he's gay.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Richard Chamberlain ... who also starred in the romantic epic "the thorn birds" is almost seventy years old He says he's "not afraid anymore" and no longer feels the need to maintain his persona as a romantic leading man.

Chamberlain's new memoir, "Shattered Love," will be released next Tuesday
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Another leading man was in the spotlight today too.
Harrison Ford received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Steven Spielberg, who directed Ford in three films, took the occasion to announce that he and Ford will be making "Indiana Jones 4" this year.
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[S-Extra]


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We'll crown some regional champs tonight around the area, plus qualifying results and Swofford, Dee and Hart comment on the ACC's visit to Miami. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Dover, DE/Speed-NASCAR; :00]

The MBNA Armed Forces Family Truck 200 was held this afternoon as the folks at Dover made it an accompanying event with qualifying. Jason Leffler picked up his first ever Craftsman Truck Series win in a Dodge. Now tonight's scores.
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We begin tonight at Bill Brown Stadium where the area's only true dynasty - the Blacksburg boy's soccer team looked to win its 11th straight regional title
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Titans vs. Indians; :00]

against the upstart first year program from Hidden Valley under coach Bruce Mahan. Early in the second half, the Titans Matt Smith will nail one from way outside and that would tie the game up at one a piece. Later in the half - Eric Eversole will get a handle on a loose ball and he will put it in the back of the net as the Indians go back on top 2-to-1. With a little over 11 minutes to go, Hidden Valley's Greg Danahy will score on the penalty kick to even things up at 2-to-2. Things stayed that way through regulation and the overtime periods.
[super=34-Hidden Valley/2/Blacksburg/3;]

In the penalty kick phase, Omar Martinez will bag this shot to end the marathon. Blacksburg prevails with a 3-to-2 win.
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[S-Salem]


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The Blacksburg girls also were in action tonight in the Region III soccer championship against Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Indians vs. Spartans; :00]

Virginia Tech quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers made the trip to Cave Spring Junior High to support the Indians.
Already up 1-zip, Salem extends its' lead when Cassey Houff (howff) finds the back of the net on this play and the Spartans were in cruise mode up 2-nothing with 8:30 left in the first half.
[SUPER=34-Blacksburg/0/Salem/3;]Blacksburg got a great performance from senior goalie Erin Hanson who time and time

again, stopped the Spartans from close range.
But Salem was to much. Emily Peterson on the corner kick and Airiel (air-ee-all) Thompson heads the ball in, Salem wins the Region 3-nothing and will host in the first round of state.
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[S-Radford]


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In the boy's region C soccer championship tonight Radford took on the George Wythe Maroons on the neutral field at Glenvar high school.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./George Wythe vs. Radford; :00]

The Bobcats' faithful would not be disappointed tonight as Radford pitched a shutout. This direct free kick from Henry Reed was all that the Bobcats would need.
[SUPER=34-George Wythe/0/Radford/3;]

They get two more for insurance purposes and the Region C title as they beat George Wythe 3-to-nothing. Both teams advance to state play next week.
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[S-Softball]


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Rain delayed the Region Three Softball Tournament by a day, but the skies were clear for this evening's action at the Moyer Complex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Lancers vs. Vikings; :00]


Northside battled the Lancers from Amherst in one semifinal.
The Lancers wasted no time in getting on the board in the top of the first. Megan Chenault rips a shot to deep left field that bounces off the fence. Lindsey Ware and Tisha Scruggs crossed the dish for a 2-nothing Amherst lead.
It was 3-1 in the 5th when the Vikes Nancy Furhman smacks a deep shot of her own to left. Then check out the slide into third base. Northside had 8 hits on the day, but came up with only the one run. Amherst held on to win 3-1 advancing to the state tournament and the regional final.
[SUPER=04-Cavaliers vs. Red Devils; :]


In the other semifinal, Jefferson Forest pitcher Allison Carter shut down the Rustburg Red Devils. Carter threw a shutout and the Cavaliers moved into the state tournament with a 3-nothing win.
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Forest won the title game over Amherst 5-to-nothing. James River won the Region C title tonight beating Glenvar in the semi-finals and PH Glade Spring in the finals. Angela Tincher tossed another no-hitter. Her 9th this year.
[GRAPHIC=BASEBALL]

And Amherst won the Region Three baseball title tonight with a 8-to-5 decision over Jefferson Forest.

[S-ACC]


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The ACC and the University of Miami wrapped up their two days of wining and dining today. Next week Syracuse and Boston College will get the treatment - and then no doubt their formal invitations to party on Tobacco road.
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But it appears that the Big East still may end up with the last word. Miami President Donna Shalala has invited several of her fellow Big East presidents, including Tech's Charles Stegar, to meet with her next Wednesday. The ACC and Big East are battling for Miami - although Swofford doesn't see it that way.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Hart/Florida State Athletic Director; :46]
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[S-Qualify]


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Ryan Newman made a mockery of the Monster Mile
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dover, DE/SPEED; :00]


today at Dover as he earned the pole for Sunday's race with a 158.716 mile an hour circuit. It's his 11th career pole and 4th this year.
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[WIPE TO QUALIFYING BOARDS]
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[IN CUE: FIRST DRIVER] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Ryan Newman//2. Rusty Wallace//3. Jeremy Mayfield//4. Matt Kenseth//5. Jimmie Johnson//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Sterling Marlin//7. Kurt Busch//8. Terry Labonte//9. Jeff Gordon//10. Steve Park//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Tony Stewart//12. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//13. Bobby Labonte//14. Bill Elliott//15. Greg Biffle//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Michael Waltrip//17. Elliott Sadler//18. Mike Wallace//19. Jamie McMurray//20. Ricky Craven//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Todd Bodine//22. Casey Mears//23. Kevin Harvick//24. Ricky Rudd//25. Ken Schrader//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Dave Blaney//27. Kyle Petty//28. Jeff Burton//29. Dale Jarrett//30. Johnny Benson//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Jimmy Spencer//32. Mark Martin//33. Jeff Green//34. Brett Bodine//35. Mike Skinner//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Kenny Wallace//37. Joe Nemechek/Prov/38. Robby Gordon/Prov/39. Ward Burton/Prov/40. John Andretti/Prov/

;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Jack Sprague/Prov/42. Tony Raines/Prov/43. Larry Foyt/Prov/;]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=.....last driver."]
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-138 13510TC]
[GRAPHIC=UVA LOGO]


The Virginia Cavaliers officially broke ground on the new special events center that will replace University Hall today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/This Afternoon; :00]

The Board of Visitors also announced that the facility will be known as the John Paul Jones arena. The namesake's son, Paul Tudor Jones donated $35 million dollars to this project and in return he gets to name it in his dad's honor. John Paul Jones graduated from UVa's law school in 1948, his son is a 1976 grad.
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[Granny-Snake]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Unwelcome visitors can be one drawback to operating your own business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Madison, AL]

So this woman in Madison Alabama took things into her own hands when a six foot snake showed up at her balloon store.

Jennie Luna did all she could to kill it, grabbing every stick she could find.
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[SOT:36]
[IN Q=I DIDN'T HAVE ]

((JENNIE LUNA/SNAKE CHASER-I DIDN'T HAVE A HOE TO CHOP HIS HEAD OFF AND THAT WAS THE ONLY WAY I COULD DO IT BUT MY STICKS KEPT BREAKING))
[SUPER=01-Jennie Luna/Snake Chaser]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=KEPT BREAKING]
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[VO-NAT]

It turns out it was a good thing those sticks kept breaking. The snake was a non poisonous Black Rat Snake, one of the longest found in the U-S, but not dangerous. Luna had to call in wildlife control to tackle the problem, and the snake was carried off to safety.
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[SOT 1:21]
[IN Q=GLAD I DIDN'T ]

((JENNIE LUNA/SNAKE CHASER-GLAD I DIDN'T HAVE TO CHOP HIS HEAD OFF BECAUSE IF I'D OF HAD A HOE HIS HEAD WOULD HAVE BEEN GONE!!))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=BEEN GONE!!]

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