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Coming up on News 7-
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A plane ride ends in a a crash in a Bedford strawberry farm. Plus why Virginia Wine Makers are cheering tonight. And this is the fish that did NOT get away- it's one big catfish.
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Plus the latest on the ACC bid to woo teams.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Police are trying to figure out why a small aircraft hit powerlines and crashed early this evening.
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[Bedford-Aircraft]


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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The small personal aircraft crashed in Bedford County.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


It happened at the Scotts Strawberry Farm on Joppa Mill Road- That's near Staunton River High School.
Authorities say the ultralight aircraft went down in a field shortly before five after hitting some power lines.
One person was taken to the hospital by Lifeguard 10.
Witnesses say the victim was complaining of chest pains and may have had a broken shoulder.
There's no word on his condition tonight.
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[Virgilina-Elementary]


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They're not giving up without a fight.
That's the word from residents who are trying to keep a Halifax County school from closing for good.
Tonight, the debate headed to the Board of Supervisors. [***VIRGILINA GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Pulpit;]


Justin McLeod is here to tell us about it. Justin?
Jean, Virgilina Elementary School is scheduled to close in June but residents say not so fast.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]
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Two weeks ago, the school board voted to close the century old school by a vote of 5 to 3.
The school system cites declining enrollment and hefty renovation costs as reasons behind the decision.
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[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./January 2002]


But since the vote, opponents have gathered nearly 700 signatures and tonight they took that petition to county leaders.
They're asking the Board of Supervisors to pass a resolution urging the school board to keep Virgilina open and other community schools.
They also want the board to restrict or eliminate county tax dollars and loan obligations to capital programs that encourage the closing of community schools like Virgilina.
Opponents feel they have a good chance because over a year ago the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in support of keeping Virgilina open.
The vote was 6 to 2.
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Now, Supervisors did not take any action tonight because two members were not present.
They could take up the issue at the next meeting scheduled a week from today.
Meantime, opponents are considering suing the school board to keep the school open.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin / Pulpit; ]


Jean, there is even talk of trying to remove some of the school board members from office.

[Resource-Officers]


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Roanoke school officials say they hope the public will be reassured by the decision to keep three resource officers in each of the city's high schools.
One parent who has been critical of the school system applauds the move, but says she still has concerns about school safety.
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Board members made the decision at a Saturday workshop, voting to keep the third resource officer at Patrick Henry and William Fleming High schools.
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Today, School Board Chairman Gloria Manns and Superintendent Wayne Harris said they wanted to reassure parents, while continuing to re-examine the officers' role and responsibilities.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THEY PLAY A VITAL ROLE ON OUR CAMPUSES. WE DO NOT WANT TO PLAY THAT DOWN. THEY PLAY A VITAL ROLE, AN IMPORTANT ROLE, AND WE SUPPORT THE CONTINUATION OF RESOURCE OFFICERS, BUT WE DO NEED TO RE-EXAMINE THEM.)) ((ALICE HINCKER/PATRICK HENRY PARENT: THEY 'VE BEEN REDEFINING THOSE ROLES WITHOUT INPUT FROM PARENTS OR STUDENTS OR TEACHERS, OR THE COMMUNITY. AND WITH A SCHOOL BOARD THAT HAS PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AS A PRIORITY, I'M KIND OF SURPRIZED THEY'RE NOT ASKING FOR INPUT FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE COMMUNITY.))
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[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/Patrick Henry Parent; :13]
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School officials say they haven't decided what will happen at the end of the next school year.
Harris did raise the possibility of a city-wide study to gauge public opinion on a number of issues including school safety.
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[Wine-Sales]


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Virginia wine-makers are toasting a new law signed by Governor Warner today.
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Starting July First, Wineries will be allowed to ship up to two cases a month to customers who reside in some states, and Virginians will be able to order wines from sellers in those states.
Some wineries are already getting orders.
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((ANN KIERNAN/JAMES RIVER CELLARS; IT'S ABOUT THE CONSUMER. IT'S A CONSUMER ORIENTED BUSINESS AND IF THEY'RE HAPPY, THAT GENERATES HAPPINESS, MORE KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDUSTRY, MORE INTEREST IN PURCHASING OUR PRODUCT.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Kiernan/James River Cellars; ]
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[OUT Q=pruchasing our product.]
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Virginia had few wineries when the inter-state sales were banned in 1933.
Now it is a growing industry. The Commonwealth is home to 80 wineries.
The new law also applies to beer.
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[City-Council]


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Roanoke City Council rolled out the welcome mat today.
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Board members officially welcomed Wilhemina Boyd to Roanoke this afternoon.
As the city's new director of civic facilities, Boyd is responsible for managing the Civic Center and Victory Stadium.
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[IN Q=I am so happy]

((WILHEMINA BOYD/DIRECTOR OF CIVIC FACILITIES: I AM SO HAPPY TO BE IN ROANOKE. IT'S JUST A BEAUTIFUL CITY. IT LOOKS LIKE GOD CAME HERE AND STAYED.))
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[OUT Q=came here and stayed.]
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Boyd comes to Roanoke from Dallas, Texas, where she oversaw projects such as the 125- MILLION dollar renovation of the Dallas Convention Center.
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[Williams]


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Roanoke Police believe they've solved two murders.
In the first case, a Roanoke man now faces a murder charge for a deadly stabbing outside a city bar.
34-year old Michael Keith Williams of Crown Point Road is charged in the April 5 incident at the Allsports Cafe.


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Police say Williams and Jonathan Freel of Salem got into an argument outside the bar.
Freel was stabbed and died at the scene.
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[Orange-Murder]


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Two people from Christiansburg face charges in the other case-- the fatal shooting of a Roanoke man last winter.

The city grand jury indicted 23-year-old William Henry Brown and 20-year-old Candace Marie Davis in the death of Antwone Lamont Preston.
Brown was charged with murder; Davis, with being an accessory.
Preston was riding in a car on Orange Avenue last January, when he was hit by gunfire from another vehicle that pulled alongside.
Police are not saying what might have led to the shooting.

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The man wanted for several bombings in two states is in Alabama tonight.
As Jennifer Miller reports, if Eric Rudolph is convicted, he could face the death penalty.
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((WEARING A BULLET PROOF VEST AND A DEFIANT STARE, SUSPECTED SERIAL BOMBER ERIC RUDOLPH BEGAN HIS JOURNEY THROUGH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. MONDAY, A U-S ATTORNEY IN ASHEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA READ HIM HIS RIGHTS AND THE CHARGES.
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the statutory maximum penalties for each of the counts named in the indictments were explained to him. A SHORT WHILE LATER RUDOLPH WAS TRANSPORTED TO BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. RUDOLPH, IS ACCUSED OF KILLING TWO PEOPLE AND INJURING DOZENS MORE IN FOUR SEPARATE BOMBINGS IN ATLANTA AND BIRMINGHAM BEGINNING WITH THE CENTENNIAL PARK BLAST DURING THE 1996 SUMMER OLYMPICS. (NATS OF BLAST) BIRMINGHAM WILL BE FIRST TO TRY RUDOLPH...THE CITY WHERE AN ABORTION CLINIC WAS BOMBED IN 1998 AND A WITNESS SPOTTED A TRUCK REGISTERED TO THE FORMER FUGITIVE LEAVING THE SCENE. HIS DEFENSE ATTORNEY SAYS RUDOLPH IS SERIOUS AND REFLECTIVE, BUT NOT GUILTY. SEAN DEVEREUX/DEFENSE ATTORNEY he's not an uncaring person by any stretch of the imagination.
(NATS OF SEARCH)

RUDOLPH HAS TOLD POLICE WHERE TO FIND AT LEAST ONE OF HIS CAMPSITES. IN MURPHY, WHERE HE WAS CAPTURED SATURDAY, THE FBI GATHERED BAGS OF EVIDENCE. THEY ARE ALSO SEARCHING FOR RUDOLPH'S LONG-TERM BASE CAMP. INVESTIGATORS STILL WANT TO KNOW HOW RUDOLPH ELLUDED THEM FOR FIVE YEARS . AND WHAT HE HAS BEEN DOING EVEN HIS ATTORNEY DOESN'T KNOW THAT. I'm not sure. ATTORNEYS SAY THE ELUSIVE SURVIVALIST NOW IN CUSTODY -- APPEARS CALM, ALMOST RELIEVED HIS RUN FROM THE LAW IS OVER.))



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It was 50 years ago today that Queen Elizabeth's coronation captivated Great Britain.
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The queen marked today's event in a low-key, understated affair. Onlookers cheered and waved as the queen pulled up to Westminister Abbey, where she was crowned on June 2nd 19-53. Inside, representatives of most major faiths and 0ne-thousand members of the public who drew lots for their tickets gave thanks for Elizabeth's reign. Other festivities included a more causal celebration at Buckingham Palace. Hundreds of children enjoyed games, clowns and other activities at the palace.
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President Bush's roadmap to middle east peace faces a big speed bump.
More on tomorrow's important meeting when News 7 returns.
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And why one man's toolbox ended up being a pandora's box at his work.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the ACC continues its tour of the Big East Conference's Big Three. The board of visitors says not so fast on shutting down plans for the west side expansion. The Hillcats play a pair tonight in the Hill City.
Two coaches get new jobs. And Keith Hamilton says he's getting it together. Tonight on the Big 7.))

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President Bush will meet with Arab leaders tomorrow as he jumpstarts his road map for peace in the Middle East.
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[SUPER-03] The meeting comes one day before Bush is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinan Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas. Bush faces a major road block in the process. Israel says it will only dismantle a dozen of the one-hundred Jewish settlements and the Palestinians are refusing to acknowledge Israel as a Jewish state. Arab leaders aren't giving up hope.
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((AHMED MAHER/EGYPTIAN FOREIGN MINISTER:WE ARE GOING TO MEET. WE ARE GOING TO DISCUSS. WE ARE GOING TO AGREE ON WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO PROMOTE THE CAUSE OF PEACE.))
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Earlier at the G-8 Summit, French President Jacques Chirac and other leaders threw their support behind the push for peace. The leaders also agreed to unite in the war against terror, just months after clashing over the war in Iraq.
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[FCC]


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A big government decision could affect what's on television, radio and in the newspapers.
The Federal Communications Commission voted to ease limits on media ownership- a change favored by big media companies.
Teri Okita looks behind the decision.
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((A LOT HAS CHANGED SINCE THE GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION.
(nat - The Honeymooners)

"I am the king of my castle!" BUT NOT MANY OF THE MEDIA RESTRICTIONS ... UNTIL NOW. BY A VOTE OF THREE-TO-TWO, THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ... ADOPTED SWEEPING CHANGES THAT WILL RELAX THE RULES ON MEDIA OWNERSHIP. THE FCC WILL NOW ALLOW A SINGLE COMPANY TO OWN THREE TV STATIONS IN A LARGE CITY -- AND TWO STATIONS IN MANY OTHER MARKETS -- RAISING THE OVERALL NUMBER OF STATIONS A COMPANY CAN OWN NATIONWIDE. AND IF A COMPANY WANTS TO OWN A TV STATION AND A NEWSPAPER ... THE FCC WILL PERMIT THAT IN MANY AREAS TOO. THE BIG MEDIA PLAYERS SUPPORT THE CHANGES, BUT OPPONENTS SAY THE REFORMS STIFLE COMPETITION AND DIVERSITY. JOHNATHAN ADELSTEIN/COMMISSIONER: "It's not the FCC's job to make sure that every big TV Network makes money. That's up to network management. Our first priority is ensuring that American people get the widest possible range of diverse voices" BUT FCC CHAIRMAN, MICHAEL POWELL, DISAGREES. IN THE DAYS LEADING UP TO THE CRUCIAL VOTE, POWELL ARGUED THAT RULES ESTABLISHED DECADES AGO NO LONGER APPLY TO THIS NEW ERA OF CABLE AND SATELLITE. MICHAEL POWELL/FCC CHAIRMAN: "Eighty-six percent of Americans now watch cable television with upwards of 60 to 200 to 500 channels. I can push that button and move from the ABC controlled product to a product owned by an independently-controlled company if I choose." BUT A GROUP OF DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN SENATORS HOPES TO COMBAT THE FCC DECISION BY PUSHING LEGISLATION THAT WILL IN EFFECT LIMIT THE NUMBER OF STATIONS A NETWORK CAN OWN. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Media-Owners]


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It may not be long before the F-C-C decision affects the media in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Virginia Tech Professor Matt McAllister believes the area will see some effects in terms of who owns radio, television and newspapers in our region.
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((MATTHEW MCALLISTER/VT ASSOC. PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATIONS; I THINK THAT TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS MAY BE PRIME VEHICLES TO BE BOUGHT UP BY LARGER ORGANIZATIONS OR AGAIN ORGANIZATIONS THAT ALREADY OWN MEDIA IN THE AREA MAY LOOK TO EXPAND IN OTHER MARKETS ROANOKE MAY FIND THEMSELVES CONNECTED TO OTHER MEDIA MARKETS LATER IN THE GAME.))
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McAllister says the concern is that local news will become more regional and national as large media companies are permitted to buy more properties.
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[Campbell-Wreck]


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State police say a medical condition may have been the cause of a fatal crash near Lynchburg this afternoon.
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Just before three, a car carrying three people was headed east on Route 460 near the Route 29 interchange.
That's when the driver swerved off the road and down a steep embankment about fifty feet below the roadway.
He died at Lynchburg General Hospital.. another passenger was flown to U-V-A Medical Center with what were thought to be non-life threatening injuries.
A third suffered only minor injuries.
The victims names have not been released.
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[81-Fatal]


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State troopers are also trying to figure out what a woman was doing on Interstate 81 last night. She was killed by a tractor trailer.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Officials say the unidentified woman was standing in a northbound lane of Interstate 81 near Buchanan when she was hit. The accident happened shortly before midnight.
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((SGT. MIKE HONAKER/STATE POLICE: WE KNOW SHE WAS STRUCK BY A TRACTOR TRAILER. THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE STOPPED. SHE WAS ACTUALLY STRUCK BY THE BACK PORTION OF THE TRUCK AS OPPOSED TO RUNNING IN FRONT OF THE VEHICLE.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Mike Honaker/State Police;]
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[OUT Q=as opposed to running in front of the vehicle.]
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The truck driver stopped after the accident. He does not face charges.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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State Police originally thought they'd identified the victim but now say their information was inaccurate. All they know is that she appears to have been in her twenties.
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Bruce Smith is benched from Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors.
That's next on News 7.
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And later, one weighty fish tale.
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[Commercial]

[Tech-Visitor]


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Virginia Tech's board of visitors may soon be changing the rules on how it makes important decisions.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The board is now considering a resolution that says its members and the public must be notified at least ten days BFORE a resolution can be passed. The proposal is a response to the board's March 10th meeting when members made a surprise move to eliminate the university's affirmative action policy.
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((RODMAN LAYMAN: I THINK THE REAL EFFORT HERE IS SORT OF THE SPIRIT OF THE THING TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT WE WANT THEM TO BE INFORMED WHENEVER POSSIBLE AND THAT WE WANT TO KEEP EACH OTHER INFORMED.))
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In a surprise announcement, the board announced the resignation of Bruce Smith, citing scheduling conflicts. Smith was appointed to the board last July. He has attended one of six meetings.


[Confederate-Flag]


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One man's toolbox opened up a world of trouble at work.
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For a year and a half, Matthew Dixon displayed a confederate flag sticker on his toolbox, until two months ago when a co-worker complained.
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((MATTHEW DIXON/FIRED OVER FLAG; THEY TOLD ME I HAD TO REMOVE IT AND I JUST STOOD MY GROUND AND DIDN'T REMOVE IT.))
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[OUT Q=didn't remove it.]
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Dixon's employer, Coburg Dairy in South Carolina, said the flag violated the company's code of conduct and eventually fired him.
A federal court upheld his dismissal, but Dixon now has allies rushing to his side.
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((GLENN MCCONNELL/(R) SC STATE SENATOR; THE QUESTION IS- IS IT VULGAR- DOES IT INVOLVE OBSCENITY- SOMETHING THAT SHOCKS THE COMMUNITY STANDARD? IT DOES NOT.))
[SUPER=01-Glenn McConnell/(R) SC State Senator;]
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[OUT Q=It does not.]
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McConnell says the company's decision was discrimination in itself.
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[S-Extra]


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Swofford and the BC boys check in from Chestnut Hill. Hillcats highlights on the way from the Hill City. And Silas and Brown hope to climb the mountain in different cities. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

New York Giants defensive tackle Keith Hamilton has apologized for embarrassing his temmates with his arrest last month on charges of cocaine and marijuana possession. Police say he was stopped May 22 for having tinted windows on his vehicle, and that a search of his car turned up an undetermined amount of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and some marijuana. In 1999, the former Friday Football Extra star from Heritage pleased guilty to a charge of driving while under the influence of cocaine
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[S-ACC]


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The ACC entourage is now headed to Syracuse to tour the Carrier Dome, the campus and probably grab some lunch at Varsity Pizza on Marshall Street. The two day visit with the Orangemen begins tomorrow.
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Commissioner John Swofford and the other 8 member so the ACC's traveling circus wrapped up their two day tour of Chesnut Hill and Boston College today. Of the three schools being courted for membership- BC can't wait to sign up.
[graphic=boston college/acc]

However, if the Eagles join the ACC they will have to do some serious soul searching. BC currently has teams in 31 sports and 17 of those are women's. They also have men's and women's skiing, and men's and women's sailing which, of course, aren't offered anywhere in the ACC. In fact, the ACC only offers 25 sports. But today they weren't chopping anything, just dusting, vacuuming and putting their best foot forward.
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[OUT Q=...about Boston College."]
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Most believe that these visits - including last Friday's at Miami - are nothing more than a formality. But Swofford says don't look a formal decision in the next day or so.
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The Big East presidents still plan to meet with Miami's Donna Shalala this Wednesday. The meeting will take place in Washington, DCTERMS. She is doing this because she truly is concerned about the fallout from her University's departure, or she is simply gathering her fellow presidents together to tell them so long.

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The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors meeting this afternoon offered up some positive news for proponents of the West Side expansion to Lane Stadium.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Ever since the whole Big East-ACC talk began the $15 million dollar project was thought to be shelved. But nearly $2 million dollars has been pledged to keep the project on schedule. These gifts will allow the design and planning for the west side expansion to continue. Because the bulk of the private funding has not been secured at this time - construction cannot begin.
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[S-Silas]


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On the NBA front, the Cleveland Cavaliers named Paul Silas their new head coach today. Silas will have the privilege of coaching LeBron James. He'll need to coach more than just Lebron. The Cavs have lost at least 50 games each of thepast four seasons.
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Larry Brown was formally introduced as the new coach of the Pistons today. Brown spent the last six years trying to coach Allen Iverson. Brown says he know why people say what won't kill you, will make you stronger.
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Carolina League baseball fans got a double treat tonight, as the Lynchburg Hillcats hosted the Potomac Cannons in a double header.
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Game One began at 6:05 and fans also got a look at pitcher Bryan Bullington, the number one pick in the 2002 major league baseball draft.
But the four-million dollar man, who beat the Cannons in his Hillcats debut last week, would get rocked.
In the top of the second, Justin Davis connects on a base hit to left-center field. That scores Chris Denorfia to make it 2-nothing Potomac.
Then Jeff Bannon would send this pitch over the left-field fence for a solo homerun and the Cannons were booming at 4-nothing.
An inning later, Jesse Gutierrez puts the ball into centerfield. That plates William Bergolla to make the count 6-nothing Cannons.
But in the bottom of the fourth, the Hillcats Jeremy Harts crushes
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a Grand Slam over the right field fence. 6 to 4 Cannons.
Potomac wins it, 6 to 5.
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In the second game, the Hillcats drop another one 6 to 2.

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The Stanley Cup finals again went to overtime tonight as the Might Ducks tried to even up their best of seven series with New Jersey.
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And once again, the Ducks were Mighty in OT as Steve Thomas scored just 39 seconds into the extra session as Anaheim beat New Jersey, 1-0.
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