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Coming up on News 7-
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A new cancer treatment shows promise is some patients.
Plus just how well do belt positioning booster seats work?
Results of a new study coming up.
And he's 90 and now a multimillionaire. We'll meet him.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus the latest on the ACC tour of Big East schools.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Virginia hopes to head off a graduation crisis, by helping students who haven't passed the Standards of Learning tests.
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[Warner-SOLs]


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Thousands of Virginia high school students have not passed their SOL exams and are at risk of not graduating.
Now the state is lending them a hand.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Mark Warner today announced a series of pilot programs designed to help struggling students get their diplomas.
Students graduating next year are the first class required to meet the stricter standards.
So the state is offering summer school and online courses to those students who have not yet passed the tests.
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[SOT 12:53:23]
[IN Q=IF WE'RE GOING TO HONOR]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: IF WE'RE GOING TO HONOR THAT COMMITMENT THAT EVERY STUDENT CAN SUCCEED WE'VE GOT TO HAVE IN PLACE THE REMEDIATION EFFORTS AND THAT EXTRA ASSISTANCE TO THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE GOING TO NEED THE EXTRA HELP TO PASS THE SOLS.))
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[OUT Q=PASS THE SOLS.]
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The pilot project is expected to cost 400-thousand dollars and will be funded by the federal government.
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[Civic-Center]


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More beer and wine sales are on tap for the Roanoke Civic Center.
The A-B-C board today gave the Civic Center a license for expanded alcohol sales.
But as Justin McLeod discovered opponents plan to appeal the decision yet again.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chip Snead/Acting Civic Facilities Director; :14]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Mark Washington/Opponent; 1:11]
[SUPER=@Justin1; 1:35]
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[OUT Q= McLEOD, NEWS 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF SELLING BEER))
You will soon see more of this at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Beer and wine can now be sold at more Civic Center events, thanks to the decision by the ABC board.
[SOT 2:16]
[IN Q=I wasn't overly confident]

((CHIP SNEAD/ACTING CIVIC FACILITIES DIRECTOR: I WASN'T OVERLY CONFIDENT BUT I FELT LIKE WE WERE MAKING AN EFFORT TO APPLY AS A LEGITIMATE CANDIDATE AND THAT WOULD WE ULTIMATELY GET THE LICENSE.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=get the license]


It is a license that goes into effect right away.
But the Civic Center is taking a wait and see approach.
The city first wants the Civic Center Commission to meet and come up with guidelines for when alcohol should be sold at which events.
It will ulimately be up to the Civic Center director to decide when to use the license.
[SOT 6:27]
[IN Q=We will have to use]

((CHIP SNEAD/ACTING CIVIC FACILITIES DIRECTOR: WE WILL HAVE TO USE THE GOOD PRACTICES OF AN EXPERIENCED LICENSEE AND WE WILL DO JUST THAT.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=do just that]


That may entail hiring more people but city officials plan no additional training.
That's exactly what opponents fear.
They still believe the Civic Center is unable to handle additional alcohol sales.
Opponents are now planning to appeal in Circuit Court.
[SOT 8:41]
[IN Q=We think there]

((REV. MARK WASHINGTON: WE THINK THERE IS CERTAINLY VERY GOOD EVIDENCE THAT WE HAVE PRESENTED IN BOTH OF THE HEARINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN IN AND WE BELIEVE THE LAW WILL SUPPORT US IN THAT AND WE BELIEVE WE CAN WIN.)) [Runs13]
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It hasn't come easy so far.
Opponents have already lost two appeals.
That is why they're now looking into the possibility of hiring a lawyer for their fight in Circuit Court.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: MEANTIME, CIVIC CENTER OFFICIALS SAYS IT COULD TAKE 30 DAYS OR LONGER TO COME UP WITH GUIDELINES FOR ADDITIONAL ALCOHOL SALES BUT THEY HOPE TO BEGIN USING THE LICENSE BY THE END OF THE SUMMER. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))
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[Alleghany-Fatal]


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A Clifton Forge man died in a crash in Alleghany County.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
State Police say David Howard Higgins' vehicle went off the road on a curve, hit a guardrail and then crossed back over the road before stopping.
The crash happened at about 8 -15 this morning on Route 269.
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Higgins died at Alleghany Regional Hospital.

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State Police still don't know why a woman was walking along Interstate 81 late Sunday.
They do now know who she was, though. The woman struck and killed by a tractor trailer near Buchanan has been identified as 26-year old Gi Hee Jang (Zhh-EYE HEE Chang) of New York City.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday;]

Police say Jang (Chang) had been a passenger in a car traveling *southbound* headed for California when, for some reason, she got out of the car and crossed over to the northbound lanes. Several witnesses report seeing her standing on the roadside before the accident.
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Jang (Chang) was identified by her fingerprints. Despite the positive I-D police say the investigation is still open.

[Martha-Stewart]


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Martha Stewart goes from the frying pan into the fire- U-S Attorneys are expected to seek an indictment against Stewart this week.
Bill Prasad has more.
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[Super=01-Laurie Levenson/Former Assoc. U. S. Attorney; :!9]
[SUPER=01-Bill Prasad/Reporting; :41]
[SUPER=04-CBS This Morning - June 25, 2002; 1:08 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=10-Martha Stewart//June 25, 2002; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Arthur Martinez/Martha Stewart Living Director; 1:22]
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[OUT Q=News 7.]

((IT MAY BE HARD TO ENVISION MARTHA STEWART PUTTING HER HANDS TOGETHER AND SLIDING THEM INTO CUFFS. BUT A PRESS RELEASE ON HER WEB SITE TODAY WARNS STEWART IS THE TARGET OF A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND THAT THE U-S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE INTENDS TO ASK A GRAND JURY TO INDICT THE 61 YEAR OLD MOGUL. An indictment will ruin her reputation. FROM MODEL TO MODEL OF SUCCESS, MARTHA STEWART STARTED WITH A CATERING BUSINESS IN 1976 AND BUILT IT INTO AN EMPIRE WORTH MANY HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. IN 1999 HER COMPANY WENT PUBLIC. IT WAS THE SOUND OF STARDOM. BUT HERE IN WASHINGTON LAST YEAR THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION STARTED SCRUTINIZING A WALL STREET DEAL THE FORMER STOCK BROKER MADE A FEW YEARS AGO. STEWART SOLD FOUR THOUSAND SHARES OF IMCLONE STOCK ON DECEMBER 27, 2001. THE NEXT DAY THE STOCK'S VALUE PLUNGED WHEN THE F-D-A RELEASED DISAPPOINTING NEWS ON AN IMCLONE DRUG. THE COMPANY'S FOUNDER AND STEWART FRIEND SAM WAKSAL HAS PLEADED GUILTY TO INSIDER TRADING. ON A C-B-S TELEVISION SEGMENT STEWART SAID SHE DID NOTHING WRONG. FULL MARTHA STEWART i think this will all be resolved in the very near future and i will be exonerated from this ridiculousness. AT A STOCK HOLDER MEETING IN NEW YORK HER COMPANY DIRECTOR SAID STEWART WON'T BE STEPPING DOWN. FULL ARTHUR MARTINEZ martha remains the chairman and chief executive of martha stewart living omnimedia. BUT WITH THE U-S ATTORNEYS OFFICE THREATENING AN INDICTMENT AND THE S-E-C EXPECTED TO SEEK A CIVIL COMPLAINT MARTHA STEWART MAY SOON BE LEAVING THE BOARDROOM AND STEPPING INTO A COURTROOM. IN WASHINGTON, I'M BILL PRASAD, NEWS 7.))

[Middle-East]


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In just a few hours, a meeting gets underway that's crucial to Middle East Peace.
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President Bush will meet with Israeli leader Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
The President hopes to get stronger commitments to his roadmap for peace in the Middle East.
[Super=03-Sharm el Sheik, Egypt;]


He's already received support from five key Arab leaders who endorsed the plan in Egypt.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: WE SEE THE POTENTIAL FOR BIRTH OF A NEW PALESTINIAN STATE. WE SEE POTENTIAL FOR BROADER PEACE AMONG PEOPLE OF THIS REGION.))
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[OUT Q=of this region.]
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Arab leaders agree that the only way the plan will work is for Palestinians to stop the violence and for Israel to dismantle occupied territories- both easier said than done.
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[E-Tickets]


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There are fewer jets flying in and out of Roanoke Regional Airport this month.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Officials say U-S Airways Express has replaced its jet service with prop planes. Other carriers are still flying jets. Airport officials say the number of U-S Airways flights and destinations remains the same but that the airline is moving around its fleet and resources.
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[SOT 19:13:54]
[IN Q=hopefully]

((AMANDA DEHAVEN/AIRPORT SPOKESPERSON; HOPEFULLY SINCE US AIRWAYS IS PURCHASING MORE AND MORE REGIONAL JETS RIGHT NOW HOPEFULLY WE'LL GETTING THOSE BACK IN THE COMING MONTHS.))
[SUPER=01-Amanda DeHaven/Airport Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=coming months.]
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Something brand new at the airport are self-service kiosks. The Northwest and U-S Airways Express machines enable passengers to check in quickly and avoid the hassles of long lines. Kiosks have been in larger airports for some time but are just now being placed at lower volume locations like Roanoke.
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One area lawmaker says Virginia could be headed toward a malpractice crisis.
More on his prescription for a cure next when News 7 returns.
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[OUT Q=story coming up.][Sports-preview]



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[OUT Q=...THE BIG 7."]

((Hey folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as some of the schedule state quarterfinal action is played despite the weather. Two young men from Danville are drafted into the big leagues today. Bryan Randall spent the day at Monterey Elementary, and Terry Kirby changes teams again - joining the super bowl champs tonight on the Big 7.))

[Cancer-Drug]


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It could be a major breakthrough in cancer care.
A new medicine called Avastin (Uh-vastin) that can stop tumors before they have a chance to grow.
Doctor Sean Kenniff has more.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Antonio Muina/Baptist Hospital Oncologist; :27]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS News; :35]
[SUPER=01-Nicolas Marian/Colon Cancer Patient; 1:29]
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((A FEW YEARS AGO 72 YEAR OLD NICOLAS MARIAN WAS DIAGNOSED WITH COLON CANCER AND DESPITE CHEMOTHERAPY, IT SPREAD TO HIS LIVER. HE NEEDED A CURE, AND HE NEEDED ONE FAST.
SOT: NICOLAS MARIAN/ COLON CANCER PATIENT

"We have to do something about it definitely." BUT FURTHER TREATMENT HAD LITTLE TO OFFER, AND HE PROBABLY HAD MONTHS TO LIVE. DR. ANTONIO MUINA IS AN ONCOLOGIST AT BAPTIST HOSPITAL IN MIAMI FLORIDA.
SOT: DR. ANTONIO MUINA/ ONCOLOGIST, BAPTIST HOSPITAL

"At that point in the treatment, is designed to enhance quality of life, prolong your life, but cure is not possible."


SOT: BRIDGE

"Out of hope, and running out of time, Nicolas decided to enroll in a clinical trial using Avastin. A new drug that could shrink his tumors, and possible save his life."
SOT: NICOLAS

"I'll become a guinea pig...I don't care." AVASTIN BELONGS TO A NEW CLASS OF DRUGS CALLED ANGIOGENESIS INHIBITORS. SINCE CANCER TUMORS ARE LIVING TISSUE, AS THEY GROW, THEY ALSO HAVE TO GROW BLOOD VESSELS. DRUGS LIKE AVASTIN TARGET THOSE BLOOD VESSELS BEFORE AND AFTER THEY FORM. WITH NO BLOOD SUPPLY, TUMORS CAN'T GROW, THEY SHRINK, AND SOMETIMES THEY DISAPPEAR.
SOT: DR. ANTONIO MUINA

"If we block the blood vessels, that go to these tumors, then we can literally starve these tumors to death." IN A RECENT STUDY AVASTIN IMPROVED THE SURVIVAL RATE IN PEOPLE WITH METASTATIC COLON CANCER...LIKE NICOLAS. WHO BY THE WAY, NO LONGER HAS ANY TUMORS, THEY'VE ALL MAGICALLY DISAPPEARED.
SOT: NICOLAS

"It saved my life. I think it saved my life, and I would recommend it to anyone who is in the same situation that I was." SUGGESTED TAG: THIS RESEARCH GOES MUCH FURTHER THAN COLON CANCER. AVASTIN, AND DRUGS LIKE IT ARE ALSO BEING STUDIED FOR BREAST CANCER, PROSTATE CANCER, LUNG CANCER AND MANY MORE. Dr. Sean Kenniff, CBS NEWS))


[Seat-Belt]


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A new study on car safety seats shows how well belt-positioning booster seats can protect children ages 4 through7.
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The study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says that belt-positioning booster seats can reduce a child's risk of injury by 60 percent.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="What a belt-positioning..."]

((DR. DENNIS DURBIN/CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA:WHAT A BELT-POSITIONING BOOSTER SEAT DOES IS IT POSITIONS THE CHILD SO THAT BOTH THE LAP AND THE SHOULDER PORTIONS OF THE SEAT BELT WILL FIT THE WAY THEY'RE DESIGNED TO FIT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dennis Durbin/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia]
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[OUT Q="...they're designed to fit."]
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[VO-NAT]

Dr. Durbin says belt-positioning booster seats not only reduce injury. They nearly eliminate serious injuries to the abdomen and spine caused by seat belts.
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[Malpractice]


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In other states, doctors have gone on strike and marched on the state capitol demanding a change.. all that could happen in Virginia if something isn't done about the rising cost of malpractice insurance.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's the opinion of state senator Steve Newman who plans to introduce legislation to fix the state's medical malpractice problems.
Some doctors say they can't afford to stay in business or perform risky surgery on patients.
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[SOT 13:19:31]
[IN Q=If the surgeons]

((DR. STEWART HARRIS/LYNCHBURG PHYSICIAN: IF THE SURGEONS ARE BLAMED FOR A POOR OUTCOME, A SURGEON NATURALLY IS GOING TO AVOID THE TOUGH CASES. SO WHAT HAPPENS IS YOUR BETTER SURGEONS GO INTO SPECIALTIES THAT ARE LESS RISKY AND STAY AWAY FROM THE CASES THAT ARE TOUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Stewart Harris/Lynchburg Physician]
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[OUT Q=that are tough.]
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Newman will convene a medical malpractice summit later this year, consisting of doctors, lawyers and small business owners.
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[Lewis]


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A Pittsylvania County woman is headed to death row for hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson.
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[VO-NAT]


A judge this morning sentenced 33-year old Teresa Lewis to death.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./October 30]


The judge called the crime cold, noting that Lewis phoned 9-1-1 from a bathtub while her husband was gunned down in the couple's mobile home.
One of two co-defendants in the case, Rodney Fuller of Danville, is already serving life in prison for his role in the shooting.
The other suspect, Matthew Shallenberger of Danville, goes to trial next month.
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[Waddell]


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No criminal charges will be filed in the death of a Roanoke man.
30 year old Richard Jason Waddell died on April 4th after an altercation with his stepfather.
The Roanoke Police Department and Medical Examiner's office say Waddell died from an accidental overdose of medication, not foul play.

[Rudolph]


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Accused bomber Eric Rudolph pleaded not guilty to charges in Alabama Today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL;]


Rudolph is facing trial for the 1998 bombing of a women's clinic there.
That bombing killed an off duty police officer and injured a nurse.
Rudolph is also facing charges for three bombings in Atlanta including the 1996 Olympic Park blast that killed one woman- and a bombing at an Abortion clinic.
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Will the week be a washout?
Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus this 90 year old lottery winner now has 16 million dollars all to himself.
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[Giles-Fatal]


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An accident in Giles County turned deadly tonight.
State troopers say the driver of a pickup truck lost control on Route 460 near the Ripplemead Bridge.
The pickup ran into the median, flipped into the opposite lanes and brushed another car.
The driver of the pickup was killed.
His identity is not being released until next of kin can be notified.
No one in the other vehicle was injured.

[Shepard-Ware]


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Next week, Democrats will choose their nominee in the 11th House District, the seat now held by Delegate Chip Woodrum.
And because there is no Republican opposition yet, the June 10th primary may well decide who heads to Richmond in January.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


With a week to go, Brian Shepard was outside Community Hospital holding a news conference on affordable health care.
Onzlee Ware was in his office working the phones.
And both men said they were confident they have connected with the voters.
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[IN Q=WE have an important]

((BRIAN SHEPARD/(D) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: WE HAVE AN IMPORTANT DECISION THAT'S ONLY A WEEK AWAY, AND I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHERE THEIR CANDIDATES STAND AND WHAT THEY'LL DO IF THEY'RE ELECTED.)) ((ONZLEE WARE/(D) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR OLD-FASHIONED POLITICING AND THAT'S DOOR-TO DOOR SHAKING HANDS AND TALKING TO FOLK, AND THAT'S WHAT MY CAMPAIGN HAS DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Shepard/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=01-Onzlee Ware/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :08]
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[OUT Q=that's what my campaign has done.]
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Shepard currently leads on the fundraising front, but the latest campaign finance report indicates that both candidates have each raised more than 40- thousand dollars.
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[Lotto-Winner]


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A 90 year old Florida man is now the oldest lottery winner in the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL]

Luis Salazar claimed his 16 million dollar prize today. Salazar won't have to split the cash with anyone, he was the only winner. Salazar says he plans to donate 100-thousand dollars to his church and spend the rest of the money on his family.
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[S-Extra]


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State quarterfinal soccer action highlights are on the way, plus two high school stars from Danville are picked in the big league draft. And Terry Kirby joins Ronde in Tampa. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France/espn2; :00]

Top seeded Serena Williams rolled past Amelie Mauresmo 6-2 and 6-1 today as the defending French OPen champ continues to crush the competition. She is now in the semi-finals and this win marks her 33rd Grand Slam match victory. However, fellow American Andre Agassi was beaten today. Nowthe scores.
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[S-Indians]


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We begin tonight with the Blacksburg Indians soccer team. A team that was lucky to escape regionals unscathed - yet they did so with their 11th straight title in hand. Tonight they would get a breather in the state Group Two A quarterfinals against Virginia High.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Bearcats vs. Indians; :00]

The rain held off for the entire game although this lady was prepared for anything. The Indians would open the scoring on a penalty kick and Zak Kurtz drills is home 15 minutes into the game to make it 1-to-nothing. With minutes left in the first half - Richard Troy would score on an indirect kick and it's two to nothing at the half. Early in second half Troy would get his second tally of the game as he takes the pass from Paul Fox and he will nail it from the left side. The Indians' Eric Eversole would then get into the act as he finds the back of the net.
[super=34-Virginia High/0/Blacksburg/4;]

Blacksburg advances to the state semi-finals with the 4-to-nothing win over Virginia High.
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[S-Hidden]


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The Indians will now face Martinsville on Friday in the final four. The Bulldogs beat Hidden Valley 3-to-2 on a wet field at Dan Greene Stadium. That Blacksburg-Martinsville semi-final game will be at six on Friday at Radford University.

[S-Salem]


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In girls action tonight - the Region Three champs from Salem barely broke a sweat against Virginia High.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Bearcats vs. Spartans; :00]

The visitors from Bristol had to come along way for nothing tonight. Salem's Rachel Collie will bang this dribbler in from the left side with a little help from the Bearcat fullbacks. This goal would make it 3-to-nothing Salem in the first half. Ariel Thompson then draws the defense and punches the pass to Cassie Houff who one times right in the center of the net. It's now 4-to-nothing.
[super=34-Virginia High/0/Salem/7;]

Salem wins it 7-to-nothing and plays in the state semi-finals Friday at two at Radford U.
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[S-VHSL]


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The rest of stuff that was scheduled for tonight including the James River- Castlewood softball contest, Jefferson Forest at Tunstall baseball, the Glenvar baseball game and Radford soccer were all postponed until tomorrow.

[S-Danville]


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The first day of the Major League baseball amateur draft turned out to be a bonanza for two seniors at George Washington high school.
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Jon Fulton, a star football and baseball player for the Eagles quarterbacked both teams. But it's his ability as a shortstop that the major league scouts like. He was taken in the third round by the Florida Marlins. Fulton is six-four and 200 pounds. Both he and teammate Kenny Lewis were selected. Lewis was picked in the fourth round by the Cincinnati Reds. Both young men already have committed to play football and baseball at Virginia Tech. We'll have to see how today's events effect that decision.
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VCU junior second baseman Nick Jones was tabbed in the 11th round with 313th overall pick by the Cubs. Jones, who played his high school ball at William Byrd, led VCU this spring with a 355 batting average, 51 rbis, and 7 homers. Two VMI players also were taken. Jeremy Harper, a pitcher in the 14th round by the Blue Jays. And catcher Andy Barton was selected in the 19th round by the Braves. It's the first time since 1996 VMI had has multiple players picked.

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Former UVa great Terry Kirby has joined the Super Bowl champion Buccaneers.
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The Bucs signed the free agent running back today as an insurance policy for Michael Pittman - whose off the field domestic violence problems have reared their ugly ahead again.
The move reunites Kirby with Bucs head coach Jon Gruden, Kirby is now 33 years old - and a 10 year NFL veteran. He signed for $750 thousand.
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Virginia Tech's Bryan Randall's stay at Tech has seemed like a blur. The rising junior took time today to congratulate some youngsters at Monterey Elementary's D.A.R.E. graduation. Steve Mason also was on hand.
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((The 140 fourth and fifth graders 16 week drug, alcohol and violence prevention course culminated with a graduation speech from a young man different from them only in years. ((BRYAN RANDALL/2,134 YARDS PASSING, 12 TD'S LAST SEASON:))
For 20 minutes, they were in Randall's world as a student, not a football player. The Sociology major carries a 3.0 GPA and attributes his balance to a four point system. H is faith, family education and football in that order. ((KATIE KELLY/MONTEREY D.A.R.E. GRADUATE:)) ((MATTHEW PAXTON/MONTEREY D.A.R.E. GRADUATE:))
Randall learned in high school that A's and B's would help him get to a big time college football program just as much as X's and O's.)) ((AMANDA TUCK/D.A.R.E. SERGEANT COORDINATOR:)) ((STEVE MASON:))