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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

A local standoff is over with a suspect in custody. We'll take you to Radford for the details. Plus, shoulder pads make a comeback, at least for the woman of the Roanoke Revenge. And the west has a new hero thanks to a police officer with nerves of steel.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


A tense evening in Radford tonight as police deal with a standoff.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


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

[Radford-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC00:27]
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Police had a Radford house surrounded for about three hours this evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


The standoff began after officers were sent to investigate a domestic violence call near the intersection of Bolling and West Main Streets.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((RYAN FUNK/RADFORD POLICE DEPT. SPOKESMAN; AFTER RUNNING SOME INFORMATION FOUND THERE, WE FOUND THE PERSON HAS AN OUTSTANDING WARRANT FOR ANOTHER JURISDICTION.))
[SUPER=01-Ryan Funk/Radford Police Dept. Spokesman]
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[OUT Q=for another jurisdiction.]
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[VO-NAT]


A police swat team entered the first floor of the house.
About 9:30 tonight, the suspect came down from the second floor and surrendered without incident.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


Police have not released the suspect's identity.

[Big-East]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC3:26:47]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Big East Lawsuit]


The Universtiy of Miami is firing back at the five schools suing to keep it in the Big East Conference.
U-Conn, Rutgers, West Virginia, Pitt, and Virginia Tech filed a lawsuit in Connecticut state court, claiming Miami, Boston College and the A-C-C illegally conspired to destroy the Big East.
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[VO-NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


Miami officials again said they've made no decision about leaving and have done nothing wrong.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We believe that]

((PAUL DEE/MIAMI ATHLETIC DIRECTOR; WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING THAT WE'VE DONE HAS BEEN APPROPRIATE AND WE THINK THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY IT WILL REMAIN THE UNIVERSITIES ELECTION WITH RESPECT TO WHERE IT WILL BE OR WHERE IT WANT BE, WITH REGARD TO AN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Dee/Miami Athletic Director;]
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[OUT Q=an athletic conference.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape]

Officials at the 5 suing schools see it differently.
The lawsuit says while Miami and Boston College have been pledging their support for the Big East, they were also secretly talking expansion with the A-C-C.
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[SOT - 11:45:17]
[IN Q=This lawsuit...]

((RICHARD BLUMENTHAL/CONNECTICUT ATTORNEY GENERAL; THIS LAWSUIT IS ABOUT A BACKROOM CONSPIRACY, BORN IN SECRECY, FOUNDED IN GREED, CARRIED OUT THROUGH CALCULATED DECEIT IT'S A SAD STORY IN THE HISTORY OF COLLEGE ATHLETICS.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Blumenthal/Connecticut Attorney General;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=of college athletics.]
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Syracuse University, the third school expected to make the jump to the A-C-C, was not named in the suit. Big East officials say Syracuse was strong-armed into considering the move.
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[Tech-Reaction]


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Virginia Tech President Charles Steger says the university has invested too much time and money into the Big East to watch it all be thrown away just because of the departure of two or three schools.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Aside from the two and a half million dollar commitment the university made in 1999 when it joined the conference, Steger says it also made a commitment to the supporters who helped make the change happen. He adds that the success of Tech's football program has not only helped build the university's name, but has also helped make the university more competitive.
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[SOT 2206]
[IN Q=secondy, during the last]

((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT; SECONDLY DURING THE LAST BUDGET REDUCTION CYCLE, THE ATHLETIC DEPT. HAS MADE AND WILL MAKE FOR SEVERAL YEARS SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS IN HELPING US DEAL WITH A BUDGET REDUCTION AND KEEP OUR DOLLARS INTO THE CLASSROOMS.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President;]
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[OUT Q=into the classrooms]
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[VO-NAT]

Steger says the uncertainty of the Big East is already hurting Tech. While design plans for Lane Stadium's 37-million dollar expansion will continue, construction is now on hold.
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[Womens-Football]


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[***ANCHOR TAG****]
Virginia Tech will soon have company on the football field.
A new team, unlike anything you've ever seen is about to touchdown in the Roanoke Valley.
Justin McLeod says what makes it unique is not how it's played but who's playing it.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Harrison/Football Player; :11]
[SUPER=01-Connie Hale/Team Owner; :25 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=@justin1; :52]
[SUPER=01-Hillary Brown/Football Player; 1:31]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Salem]

((((NAT SOUND OF THE WOMEN PLAYING))
They look and sound just like professional football players.
The only difference?
They're women.
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[IN Q=Everyone thinks it's]

((MICHELLE HARRISON/FOOTBALL PLAYER: EVERYONE THINKS IT'S SO TOUGH ONLY MEN CAN HANDLE IT. I THINK FOR US BEING WOMEN WE ARE DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=excellent job]


A job made possible thanks to the Roanoke Revenge.
It's the new expansion team for the National Women's Football Association.
[SOT 48:32]
[IN Q=We're playing]

((CONNIE HALE/TEAM OWNER: WE'RE PLAYING WITH NFL RULES. IT'S GOING TO BE THE EXACT SAME THING. WE'RE JUST PLAYING WITH A SMALLER BALL.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=smaller ball]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF THE TEAM PLAYING))
The players range in age from their twenty's to early forty's.
They are school teachers, firefighters, even police officers. ((QUICK NAT))
They practice three times a week and will play their first official game next April.
Where they'll play those home games however has yet to be determined.
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[IN Q=Team owners still have]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: TEAM OWNERS STILL HAVE TO TACKLE A POTENTIAL PROBLEM. AFTER ALL, ARENA FOOTBALL FAILED HERE IN ROANOKE AFTER JUST THREE SEASONS. EVEN SO, THE ROANOKE REVENGE IS CONFIDENT THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM THE ROANOKE STEAM.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=the Roanoke Steam]

((NAT SOUND OF GAME))
Team leaders believe a good marketing campaign and who they are will help fill the stands.
[SOT 49:33]
[IN Q=I think having]

((CONNIE HALE/TEAM OWNER: I THINK HAVING THE ISSUE OF IT BEING WOMEN IN A CHALLENGING SPORT IS GOING TO APPEAL TO PEOPLE AND I THINK THEY'RE GOING TO COME OUT BECAUSE THEY ARE CURIOUS.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=are curious]


A curiosity the team hopes will attract nearly three thousand fans per game.
Tickets on average will cost about ten dollars.
It will then be up to the players to make sure its money well spent.
[SOT 54:40; 54:57]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((HILLARY BAKER/FOOTBALL PLAYER: I DON'T THINK WE CAN WIN, I KNOW WE CAN. WE'RE ALL GIVING AS MUCH AS WE CAN 150 250-PERCENT, EVERYDAY ALL THE TIME.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=all the time]


And as a result, it will soon be time for a little Revenge.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Salem.))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The team will hold another tryout Saturday June 21st.
It takes place at East Salem Elementary School from twelve until three.

[CA-Crash]


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Terrorism is all but being ruled out in the crash of a small plane into a Los Angeles apartment building.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Home Video;]

A Japanese TV company caught the four seater plunging into the building on tape. Two people were killed and at least seven injured. Witnesses say a number of people tried to help residents escape. California authorities notified the Department of Homeland Security and F-B-I agents have been sent in, but only as a precaution.
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[IN Q=We are handling this as a...]

((WE ARE HANDLING THIS AS A CRIME SCENE... TAKING IT VERY SERIOUSLY.))
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[OUT Q=taking it very seriously.]
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A spokesman with the F-A-A says the plane apparently took off from the Santa Monica airport, about ten miles away. No word yet on the cause of the crash.
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[Brookville-Spill]


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A hazardous materials spill at Brookville High School today kept emergency crews busy for several hours.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Authorities say the chemical was accidentally spilled in the chem lab around two o'clock.
Only faculty and staff were in the building at the time. One person was taken to the hospital after the fumes aggravated her asthma.
Four others were treated at the scene for their exposure to the chemical.
Haz-mat teams spent about three hours cleaning up and stabilizing the area.
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[Magic-City]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC1:14:19]
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Demolition work continues on a well traveled corner in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Magic City Ford is tearing down this hotel on Williamson and Orange Avenue to make room for a new showroom and sales office. After about 40-years at its current location the dealership is in need of more space.
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[SOT 22:00:05]
[IN Q=it's a ]

((BILL JOHNSON/MAGIC CITY FORD DEALER; IT'S A GREAT CORNER IT'S THE GATEWAY TO ROANOKE AS YOUR COMING IN FROM 460 TO ROANOKE YOU SEE THE CIVIC CENTER AND WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO BUY THAT LOCATION FOR QUITE SOME TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Johnson/Magic City Ford Dealer; ]
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[OUT Q=quite some time.]
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[VO-NAT]

Collision and repair service will remain at the old location. One major change at the new showroom will be placement of the car inventory up front with the building set further back off the road. Construction should be completed by the end of the year at a cost of over three and a half million dollars.
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[Achievement-Center]


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Awards at The Achievement Center brought both joy and tears today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The celebration was the last 'on the hill' for the Center which is MOVING- to just off Peters Creek Road.
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[SOT 16:58]
[IN Q= Its a very special]

((BARBARA WHITWELL/DIRECTOR OF ACHIEVEMENT CENTER: ITS A VERY SPECIAL DAY IN THE HISTORY OF OUR SCHOOL. WERE MOVING TO A NEW SCHOOL. WE HAVE BEEN HERE FOR TWENTY EIGHT YEARS THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF BISHOP SULLIVAN. WE HAVE HAD THE USE OF THE BUILDING ON THE LAND NEXT TO ST. ANDREWS. WE CAN'T SAY ENOUGH THANK-YOUS.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Whitwell/Director of Achievement Center]
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[OUT Q= say enough thank-yous]
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[VO-NAT]

Barbara Whitwell is also saying her farewells. After twenty-four years as Director, she's leaving her position, BUT NOT the kids.
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[SOT 17:45]
[IN Q= Every single on is]

((BARBARA WHITWELL/DIRECTORY OF ACHIEVEMENT CENTER: EVERY SINGLE ONE IS PRECIOUS AND EVERY SINGLE ONE IS DIFFERENT. WHATS SO GRATIFYING IS THAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HELP EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM AND WE ARE PROUD OF THAT.))
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[OUT Q= are proud of that]
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[VO-NAT]

The new Achievement Center will be bigger and expects to increase enrollment. Currently, fifty-eight students attend.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Remembering D-Day on both sides of the Atlantic.
We'll show you when News 7 reutrns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a high powered test by NASA that could prove one theory about the destruction of Columbia.
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[Sports-preview]


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

(( Hey folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the VHSL spring jubilee opens at Radford University with semi-final Friday. Highlights from throughout the day are straight ahead, plus Jimmie Johnson gets the Pocono Pole, Sosa gets his punishment, and Chip makes the cut at the Capital tonight on the Big 7.))

[Columbia]


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NASA is trying to prove the widely held theory that a piece of insulating foam that came off of the space shuttle Columbia's external fuel tank and hit the underside of the craft's wing caused its breakup in high orbit. Elizabeth Sanchez reports on the most important test yet.
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[SUPER=01-Scott Hubbard/Research Center Dir.; :19]
[SUPER=@Sanchez2; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News]

((Nat: (of gun going off) Using a high powered, pressurized gun. Researchers fired a chunk of foam at more than 500 miles per hour at a piece of shuttle paneling. The foam left dark streaks and a > inch crack in the panel. Scott Hubbard, Research Ctr. Director: What I can say is if such a crack had been found on inspection, you would not fly with it. It's the best re-creation investigators have to finding out what caused the shuttle Columbia's fiery crash that killed 7 astronauts. And it may prove the widely held theory that falling foam during Columbia's lift off led to the shuttles end. Now we have the first evidence that foam that is like what happened in the accident can in fact damage a piece of the RCC. Investigators will examine the damaged reinforced carbon more closely to see if such a crack would have allowed gases to enter the wing during re-entry. This is the latest test in a series of experiments. Last weeks simulation fired a piece of foam at a fiberglass panel bringing dramatic results. NASA still has another month before a final report is made. Today's test may provide the data to prove what happened, but investigators can never be able to say with certainty the falling foam or something else was the smoking gun. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News.))

[D-Day]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC1:27:22]
[GRAPHIC=National D-Day Memorial]


Dozens of World War Two veterans were honored at Bedford's D-Day Memorial today, the 59th anniversary of the Normandy invasion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Representatives from all branches of the armed services gave brief accounts of their experiences on June 6th, 1944.

It was a day for telling war stories that could not be discussed as they were happening.
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[SOT 11:28:48]
[IN Q=No one mentioned]

((FRANK MAYS/385TH BOMB GROUP: NO ONE MENTIONED SEEING THE MAN FALL WITHOUT HIS CHUTE, NOR WAS THERE ANY COMMENT CONCERNING THE B-17 BLOWING UP. NO ONE EVER DISCUSSED THIS TYPE INCIDENT. INSTEAD THEY JUST SAT AND THOUGHT ABOUT THE CARNAGE THEY HAD SEEN.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Mays/385th Bomb Group; :00]
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[OUT Q=carnage they had seen.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile D-Day officials say private donations and fundraising have helped the foundation continue to chip away at its three million dollar debt.
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[France-D-Day]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Normandy, France]


Veterans were also back at the site of the D-Day invasion today. As they have on every June 6th for almost six decades old allies gathered in Normandy France. All over Normandy, French officials and citizens greeted with gratitude the representatives of allied forces who liberated France from German occupation. Today, American veterans gathered at the American Cemetery behind Omaha Beach where U-S forces landed in 19-44. The French Prime Minister joined them in honoring the American dead.
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[West-Nile]


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[WRITER=mjo]
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[GRAPHIC=West Nile Virus]


Two dead crows in Northern Virginia account for the state's first cases of West Nile this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


The health department says the birds were found in Fauquier County last month.
The West Nile virus was first detected in Virginia in 2000.
The disease is spread to birds, humans, horses and other mammals through the bite of infected mosquitos.
You can reduce the risk of infection by getting rid of standing water and wearing insect repellent.
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[Peterson]


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Prosecutors in the Laci Peterson murder case are disappointed with a judge's ruling.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Modesto, CA;]

A judge in California today decided the autopsies of Laci and her unborn son will remain sealed. Prosecutors wanted the autopsies made public to fight back against news leaks they say were hurting their case against Scott Peterson. Defense attorneys say leaks are the least of their concerns.
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[SOT 16:44:10-16:44:23]
[IN Q=This is a capital case...]

((MARK GERAGOS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THIS IS A CAPITAL CASE. I'M WORRIED ABOUT MY CLIENT'S LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Geragos/Defense Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=worried about my client's life.]
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[VO-NAT :07]

The judge also rejected reporters' requests to listen to wiretaps of phone calls they made to Scott Peterson.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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A Florida woman will have to lift her veil if she wants to drive.
More on a judge's ruling next.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus this is no movie stunt... it's a brave cop trying to stop a runaway train.
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[Commercial]

[License-Veil]


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Sultaana Freeman will have to take off her veil the next time she sits down for her driver's license picture.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL]

That's according to a Florida judge who today ruled Muslim women are not allowed to wear a veil in their ID photo. Freeman agreed with prosecutors that covering the face could help terrorists conceal their identity. She was veiled in this license photo, but after September 11, the state told her it would revoke her license if she did not have a new picture taken. Her lawyers said it was against Islamic belief for a woman to show her face in public. Prosecutors pointed out that Freeman had taken the veil off for a mug shot when she was arrested a few years ago.
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[Runaway-Train]


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An Idaho State police officer credited with stopping a runaway train says any of his peers would have done the same things.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Boise, ID/Courtesy: KTRV FOX 12;]

Corporal Dwayne Prescott today dumped his motorcylce to leap on board a moving locomotive. The engine had come unhooked from a parked train in West Boise and travelled 25-miles, barreling through intersections and towards another train, sometimes at speeds of up to 40-miles an hour. Prescott slowed the train enough for others to jump on board and help stop it.
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[SOT 20:37:49-20:37:53]
[IN Q=My thought was that...]

((CPL. DWAYNE PRESCOTT/IDAHO STATE POLICE: MY THOUGHT WAS THAT IF THIS THING KEEPS GOING SOMEBODY'S GOING TO GET A CAR IN FRONT OF THIS TRAIN.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT - UNDER VIDEO FOR PART]
[SOT 20:38:10-20:38:19]

((CPL. PRESCOTT: I WAS JUST THE ONE WHO WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE IN THE POSITION TO DO IT. BUT I BELIEVE THAT EVERY ONE OF THE OTHER OFFICERS IF THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE SAME POSITION WOULD HAVE DONE EXACTLY WHAT I DID.))
[SUPER=01-Cpl. Dwayne Prescott/Idaho State Police; :07!!!]
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[OUT Q=exactly what I did.]
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[VO-NAT :06]

A sergeant with the Idaho state police calls Prescott's actions "unorthodox" but nonetheless "brave."
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-134 14503TC]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


A ton of highlights from semi-final Friday at the VHSL's spring jubilee. Plus, qualifying and Chip Sullivan makes the cut. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]


Major League Baseball slapped Sammy Sosa with an 8 game suspension today for using a corked bat. Most believe it was a one time incident, and in fact 81 of his bats were x-rayed and found to be just fine. Sosa has appealed the suspension - and that means the penalty is delayed so he can play in this weekend's series with the New York Yankees.
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[S-NBA]


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Game two of the NBA finals as the Spurs again played host to the Nets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/ABC Sports; :00]

Wednesday, San Antonio crushed New Jersey, but tonight it was another story. New Jersey didn't just well in the first half, it played well throughout. Jason Kidd got on track early and Jersey was up by 15 in the 3rd. The Nets would hang on to
[SUPER=32-New Jersey/87/San Antonio/85;]

win game two 87 to 85 and even the series at a game a piece.
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[S-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=group aa baseball]


The Amherst County Lancers took on Tunstall in the Double A baseball semi-finals tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/Amherst vs. Tunstall; :00]

This game was played at historic Calfee Park in Pulaski under the lights. Tunstall talented pitching staff that beat Forest last night tried to do a number on Amherst tonight.
[super=34-Amherst/9/Tunstall/8;]

But Amherst would win 9-to-8 and advance to play Stuarts Draft for the title tomorrow at 3.
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[TALENT=MIKE]

[GRAPHIC GROUP AA BASEBALL] Stuart Holman won the game with a walk-off grand slam. He also had a solo homer.
[GRAPHIC=AA SOFTBALL]

Both of our local entries in Group Two A softball were beaten tonight. Loudoun Valley shutout Dan River 3-to-nothing, and Jefferson Forest was blanked by Park View Sterling 2-to-nothing.

[S-VHSL]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Earlier today Glenvar and James River made their respective marks in the diamond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Group A Baseball Semi-Final; :00]


Glenvar is matched up with John Battle in their final four. Trailing 1-nothing in the bottom of the second, Glenvar gets two runs. Dustin Pickle brings in Cam Pickle on a sacrifice fly to left, 2-2 and Glenvar advances to the state championship tomorrow at noon against either Potomac Falls or Stuarts Draft.
[SUPER=04-Group A Softball Semi-Finals;]

In Group A softball, the James River Knights would beat Essex 6 to 0 behind the arm of Angela Tincher. The Gatorade state player of the year tossed a four hitter and struck out 10 in the win. She got some offensive help in the fifth. Up 4-zip, Hollie Hall whacks one to center to bring in Claire Campbell and Brooke Harlow. James River wins 6-to-nothing and now meets Northumberland tomorrow at One for the state title.
[SUPER=04-Group A Boys Soccer;]


In single A boys Soccer, Radford's Jay Tucker scored both of Radford's goals, including this incredible header, against Nandua but the Warriors come back to win 3-2 in overtime, ending the Bobcats season.
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In the boy's Group Two A soccer semi-finals this evening Blacksburg met Martinsville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Group AA Semi-Finals; :00]

Blacksburg had an easy quarterfinal game while Martinsville had to struggle to beat Hidden Valley. But you better bring your "A" game when you play the Indians in the state. Richard Troy gets behind the fullbacks and rips rope.
[super=34-Blacksburg/3/Martinsville/0;]

The Indians win 3 to 0 and will play for their 8th state title tomorrow at three against Chancellor.
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[S-Salem]


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The Group 2A girl's soccer semi-finals were early this morning at Salem took on Blacksburg for the fourth time this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/2A Girl's Soccer Semi-finals; :0]


The game was moved to 10 AM this morning in order for the nine Salem seniors to finish and rush back home for graduation.
Blacksburg was meeting the Spartans for a fourth time this season.
Salem went up 1-nothing and then goalie J.R. Ray shut the door with several aggressive saves like this one to [SUPER
=34-Blacksburg/0/Salem/1;]keep the Indians from scoring.


Blacksburg keeper Eric Jensen was also tough between the pipes. She punches this ball over cross bar for a nice save but the Spartans hold on for a 1-nothing win and advance to the state championship tomorrow at one o'clock against Loudon County.
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[SUPER=01-Ariel Thompson/Salem Forward; :00]
[SUPER=01-Josh Jones/Salem Girl's Soccer Coach; :07]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=.....we got one more"]
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Team tennis proved to be a tough task for area teams.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Group A Girls Tennis Semi-Finals; :00]


Lets start in single A where Galax battled Gate City in the final four. The Maroon Tide would run into a buzz saw as the Blue Devils win 5-nothing. Gate City wins the team competition and ends the Galax season.
[SUPER=04-Group AA Girls Tennis Semi-Finals;]


In double A, Hidden Valley took on Loudon County in the state final four. The Titans would lose to Loundon County 5-1, however Hidden Valley finishes the season 18 and 1 and returns all 13 Titan players next season.
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In Group Two A boy's tennis - Blacksburg also took its lumps as Handley rolled to a 5-to-nothing win over the Indians.


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In the Group Three A tennis championships in Richmond, Brock Newton lost in the quarterfinals in singles play today, but he and Tyler Early won their doubles match in straight sets. They will play in the final four tomorrow at Noon.

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Ashley Plantation pro Chip Sulivan has made the cut at the Capital Open at Avenel. Chip followed up Thursday's one over 72 with another 72. His plus two score was good to get him into the weekend and into the money. Rory Sabbatini leads at eight under par.

[S-Qualify]


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The Winston Cup stars are racing in the Poconos this weekend, Jimmie Johnson was the man today winning the pole for Sunday's race. Here's the complete starting lineup.
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[GO TO CHYRON MOTION] [IN CUE: FIRST DRIVER] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Jimmie Johnson//2. Ryan Newman//3. Bobby Labonte//4. Tony Stewart//5. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Mark Martin//7. Dale Jarrett//8. Bill Elliott//9. Elliott Sadler//10. Kurt Busch//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Terry Labonte//12. Jeff Gordon//13. Michael Waltrip//14. Todd Bodine//15. Joe Nemechek//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Jeff Burton//17. Ward Burton//18. Jack Sprague//19. Casey Mears//20. Kevin Harvick//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. John Andretti//22. Dave Blaney//23. Sterling Marlin//24. Johnny Benson//25. Matt Kenseth//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Greg Biffle//27. Rusty Wallace//28. Jamie McMurray//29. Ricky Rudd//30. Jimmy Spencer//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Mike Wallace//32. Ricky Craven//33. Jeremy Mayfield//34. Casey Atwood//35. Jeff Green//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Steve Park//37. Robby Gordon/Prov/38. Kenny Wallace/Prov/39. Ken Schrader/Prov/40. Kyle Petty/Prov/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Mike Skinner/Prov/42. Tony Raines/Prov/43. Larry Foyt/Prov/;]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=.....last driver."]
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