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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


The polls are closed. The primary results are coming up.
Fire causes a scare at an apartment building in the Roanoke Valley.
Remembering Bloody Monday 40 years later in Danville.
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[Talent=Jean]


And the nine ACC presidents talk more about expansion-
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[SOT 33:13]
[IN Q=I think it's great for our community...]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=the state of Virginia]
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[VO-NAT]


Onzlee Ware wins the Democratic primary, and an easy ride to Richmond...
with strong support from Roanoke's African American voters.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Shepard-Ware]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC31:54]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


With no Republican opposition in the November election, Ware is set to become the first black delegate elected in western Virginia.
And it was support in Roanoke's African American neighborhoods that made the difference in the primary.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE LEADER FULL]
Onzlee Ware took 57 percent of the vote today.
Brian Shepard came in about 450 votes short. [***SHEPARD-WARE IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Joe/BAM ;]


Joe Dashiell spoke with both candidates tonight, and he's here tonight with more on the primary results.
Jean, Onzlee Ware says the black vote was critical to his success...
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]

but he also says his experience in Democratic politics and public life have not been based upon race, and he looks forward to representing the interests of the entire 11th house district.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Onzlee Ware arrived to hugs]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Onzlee Ware/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :15]
[SUPER=01-Brian Shepard/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :43]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=stand up and raise issues that affect my constituents.]


((Onzlee Ware arrived to hugs and handshakes at the hall where his supporters were gathering.
He thanked volunteers and campaign staffers, and the voters in Roanoke's African American neighborhoods who put him over the top.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Brian ran a tough]

((BRIAN RAN A TOUGH CAMPAIGN IN ALL THE OTHER DISTRICTS AND THE NUMBERS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. HAD I NOT SPENT A LOT OF TIME CULTIVATING AND WORKING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND THE NUMBERS WEREN'T AS THEY WERE, I PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE THE WINNER HERE TODAY.))
[RUNS= :16]
[OUT Q=be the winner here today.]


Just under 3400 Democrats made to the polls during primary.
Shepard said he was proud of the campaign he ran, but acknowledged that Ware did a better job of mobilizing his supporters.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We had a lot of support]

((WE HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT IN A LOT OF PARTS OF THE DISTRICT. I'M VERY GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING THOSE FOLKS DID FOR ME. I WISH IT HAD COME OUT A COUPLE OF HUNDRED VOTES DIFFERENT, BUT I CALLED ONZLEE AND CONGRATULATED HIM. HE'S GOING TO BE MY DELEGATE NOW, AND I HOPE HE DOES A GREAT JOB.))
[RUNS= :17]
[OUT Q=I hope he does a great job.]


Meanwhile Ware says he will head to Richmond with a simple promise, to do his best, talk straight and say what he means.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I want to be]

((I WANT TO BE AN EFFECTIVE LEADER IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES AND TO DO SO I HAVE TO HAVE ENOUGH COURAGE TO STAND UP AND RAISE ISSUES THAT AFFECT MY CONSTITUENTS.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=that affect my constituents.]))
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[***CAMPAIGN 2003 IN MONITOR***]
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL BAM]


Ware says jobs and economic development will be at the top of his agenda, along with working to promote affordable health insurance and prescriptions...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JoeD /BAM;]


but Jean he says his first priority will be to learn the lay of the land in capitol square and the fine print of the state budget.

[Halifax-Races]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]

Voters in Halifax County overwhelmingly returned their verdict: they want a new Commonwealth's Attorney.
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[Take Leader 500] Challenger Kim Slayton White trounced incumbent John Greenbacker Junior to win the Republican party's nomination. White captured 19 of the county's 21 precincts. [Take Leader 600] The county's incumbent Sheriff Jeffrey Oakes survived a strong challenge from Keith Tribble, winning the Republican nomination by four percentage points.
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[Salem-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC34:55]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire caused a scare and some damage at a Salem apartment complex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Firefighters were called to the Chateau Riviera apartments on Braeburn drive about 8-15 tonight.
Officials say a resident tried to burn a bee using an aerosol can and a lighter.
The flames were sucked into the building ventilation system and burned part of the roof.
No one was injured.
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[Bloody-Monday]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC36:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One person calls it one of the most brutal events in the civil rights movement.
Forty years ago tonight, Danville Police turned hoses and batons on civil rights demonstrators.
47 people were injured in what is often referred to as Bloody Monday.
Justin McLeod has more from a ceremony tonight to mark the occasion.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat Sound of Speaker at 2:06:14]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Thurman Echols/Civil Rights Demonstrator; :11]
[SUPER=04-June 1963; :19]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Saunders/Civil Rights Demonstrator; :28]
[SUPER=01-Philip Broadfoot/Danville Police Chief; :39]
[SUPER=01-Frederick Stroud/Civil Rights Demonstrator; 1:04]
[SUPER=@Justin2;]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, danville]

((((NAT SOUND OF SPEAKER SAYING "I WAS THE FIRST ONES THAT WAS ARRESTED RIGHT ON THE COURTHOUSE STEPS AT 2:06:14 BUT SHOW THE PICTURE AT 2:11:51))
It is an event that clearly stirs up a lot of emotion forty years later.
[SOT 2:06:32]
[IN Q=The fire hoses]

((REV. THURMAN ECHOLS/DEMONSTRATOR: THE FIRE HOSES WERE PULLED OUT AND MANY OF THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE WASHED DOWN IN THE ALLEY ON THE STREETS.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=on the streets]


What followed were days of protests, boycotts, sit-ins, and marches.
Many of the demonstrators were beaten and arrested.
[SOT 1:56:57]
[IN Q=Everyone knew of the risks]

((SHERMAN SAUNDERS/DEMONSTRATOR: EVERYONE KNEW OF THE RISKS INVOLVED IN BRINGING OUT ABOUT CHANGE BUT NO ONE EXPECTED THAT TO OCCUR THAT NIGHT.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=occur that night]


Forty years later, there is still a dispute whether the cops did anything wrong.
[SOT 2:16:46]
[IN Q=I think it is]

((CHIEF PHILIP BROADFOOT: I THINK IT IS CLEAR THAT THE TACTICS USED AT THAT TIME WERE THE ONES GENERALLY APPROVED FOR POLICE AND USED VERY OFTEN BY POLICE.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=often by police]


Even so, Danville's police chief points out those tactics would be unacceptable today.
He along with those who attended this ceremony believe it is important not to just focus on what happened then but rather what happens next.
[SOT 1:59:37]
[IN Q=It can get better]

((FREDERICK STROUD/DEMONSTRATOR: IT CAN GET BETTER WITH THE RIGHT MINDS AND ATTITUDES, IT CAN GET BETTER.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=it can get better]


Some say it already has.
The new Main Street bridge will be named after Martin Luther King Jr.
But many believe there is room to improve, especially when it comes to relations between the police department and the black community.
[SOT 2:16:58]
[IN Q=It's a process of]

((PHILIP BROADFOOT/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: IT'S A PROCESS OF LEARNING, IT'S A PROCESS OF TRAINING, IT'S A PROCESS OF EDUCATION.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=of education]

((NAT SOUND OF SINGING))
As Danville remembers a painful chapter of its past, residents and city leaders say they must write future chapters together.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville.))

[Warner-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=503-05 21:15]
[GRAPHIC=ACC/Big East]


The nine A-C-C presidents sat down for a conference call this afternoon to talk about expansion.
Representatives from Miami, Boston College and Syracuse were allowed to listen in, but ACC commissioner John Swofford says no decisions were made today.
Meanwhile Governor Mark Warner wants to take the dispute between the A-C-C and Big East conferences to a mediator, instead of to court.
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[VO-NAT]


Warner called on the N-C-A-A or another body to mediate the proposed expansion of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Last Week]


Last week, Virginia Tech and four other Big East schools sued the A-C-C to stop the raid on their league.
The governor says mediation would better serve the state than a lengthy and expensive legal battle.
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[SOT 12:01:28]
[IN Q=THIS IS MORE THAN ABOUT]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THIS IS MORE THAN ABOUT SIMPLY WHAT ATHLETIC CONFERENCE YOU PLAY IN. IT'S ABOUT A DECISION THAT WILL AFFECT LITERALLY TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF VALUE THAT VIRGINIA TECH HAS INVESTED AND OTHER SCHOOLS HAVE INVESTED.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=OTHER SCHOOLS HAVE INVESTED.]
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[VO-NAT]


The N-C-A-A said today it lacks the authority to intervene in a school's right to pick its own conference affiliation.
However, the organization says it will assist in any way it can if it's invited to do so by all parties.
Representatives of the five schools that are suing said they are not opposed to mediation.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


A local soldier killed in Iraq is remembered by friends and family tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


While there's new information about who's behind all the attacks on U-S troops.
More on both stories when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...THE BIG 7."]

(( Hey folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as John Swofford plays down today's conference call. Tulane's fans revolt and save football on Bourbon Street. UVa's Dennis Womack retires. John Andretti is fired. And we'll preview this week's US Open - tonight on the Big 7.))

[Dooley]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC1:27:41]
[GRAPHIC=Michael Dooley]


The family of a Pulaski soldier killed in Iraq says he died fulfilling his dream.
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[VO-NAT]


23-year old Michael Dooley was shot and killed Sunday night when gunmen opened fire at a checkpoint near the Syrian border.
[SUPER=03-Ft. Carson, CO/File Tape;]


Dooley had been serving in the Third Armed Calvary Regiment out of Fort Carson, Colorado and was deployed to Iraq in March.
His father, Russell Dooley, says his son wanted nothing more than to proudly serve his country.
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[SOT 01:29:38]
[IN Q=he said]

((RICHARD DOOLEY/MICHAEL'S FATHER: HE SAID HE WOULD BE PROUD TO FIGHT FOR HIS COUNTRY. IF HE GOT KILLED, HE WOULD THINK HE WAS DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR AMERICA. HE WAS VERY PROUD TO DO WHAT HE WAS DOING.))
[SUPER=01-Russell Dooley/Michael's Father;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=what he was doing]
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[VO-NAT]

Michael Dooley and his wife Christine had been married for only a year before his deployment. The couple was expecting their first child, a boy, in October.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

Michael Dooley's funeral will be held in his wife's hometown of Pennsylvania, but a local memorial service will be held this Saturday. It's open to the public and anyone wishing to attend or express condolences should contact the Updike funeral home in Montvale.

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Soldier Killed]


Today another U-S soldier was killed in Iraq.
A van reportedly stopped 250 yards from American troops.
Two people got out and fired grenades. One hit a U-S vehicle.
The GI who was killed was with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division- 2nd Brigade combat team.
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[VO-NAT 11]


Meanwhile, there is growing evidence that at least some of the attacks on Americans are being organized on at least a regional level by remnants of Saddam Hussein's regime.
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[SOT]

((COLONEL DAVID PERKINS/2ND BRIDGADE1ST INFANTRY DIVISION: IF YOU HAVE AN AMERICAN FLAG ON YOUR SOLDIER YOU'RE A TARGET.)) [NO SUPER]
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=you're a target]
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[VO-NAT 11]


Some believe the attacks are isolated incidents by Saddam loyalists.
But in the field, many believe it is Saddam's now outlawed Baathist party is still felt.
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[SOT]

((THE BAATHIS PARTY HAD VERY LONG TENTACLES AND IT WAS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY SO WHILE THEY MAY NOT BE COORDINATING DIRECTLY THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTRY THEY ARE AT LEAST COORDINATING REGIONALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Col. David Perkins/2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division; :05]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=COORDINATING REGIONALLY.]
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[VO-NAT 13 plus pad]


Perkins' troops are in the Fallujah area, which is far from the area where the Pulaski soldier was killed.
Still many believe only finding Saddam or proving he's dead will take the backbone out of those still fighting the war.
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[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=George w. Bush]


Another round of violence in the Middle East, but President Bush says it will not derail peace plans.
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[VO-NAT 25]
[SUPER=03-Gaza City]


This latest attack was by Israelis on a senior Hamas leader.
Israeli Helicopters fired missiles at the leader wounding him and killing two others.
Hamas has threatened to kill Israeli politicians in retaliation.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas denounced the attack saying it sabotages peace efforts.
Israel defended the attack saying it is committed to peace but will spare no effort to try and achieve security.
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[SOT 51]

((RANNAN GISSIN/ARIEL SHARON'S ADVISOR: WE WILL NOT STOP OUR FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM AND WILL RELENTLESSLY CONTINUE TO PURSUE THE TERRORISTS IF THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY DOES NOT TAKE ANY ACTION.))
[SUPER=01-Ranan Gissin/Ariel Sharon's Advisor;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=TAKE ANY ACTION.]
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[VO-NAT 08]


President Bush says he had hoped some headway was made at last week's summit.
He says he still believes peace can come to the region.
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[Waksul]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
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He is a former CEO. Now he's headed to prison.
Sam Waksul headed up Imclome. He's also the friend of Martha Stewart.
Today as Sean Callebs (Kay-lubbs) reports, a federal judge sentenced Waksul to seven years, three months in prison.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-Sketches by Christine Cornell; :00]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Ajamie/Securities Law Expert; :06]
[SUPER=01-Sean Callebs/Reporting; :42]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=Sean Callebs.]

((FORMER IMCLONE C-E-O SAM WAKSAL WAS CONTRITE IN COURT. THE LEGAL EXPERTS SAY THE JUDGE WAS NOT MOVED. THOMAS AJAMIE/SECURITIES LAW EXPERT: The judge was real tough on mr. waksal today, said that he was arrogant, out of touch with reality. WAKSAL WAS SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS AND THREE MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON AND FINED THREE MILLION DOLLARS. ATTORNEYS SAY WAKSAL CAN EXPECT TO SERVE AS MUCH AS SIX YEARS BEHIND BARS. WAKSAL IMPLORED JUDGE WILLIAM PAULEY TO SHOW LENIENCY, SAYING HE HAD ACTED IN A MOMENT OF WEAKNESS. BACK IN DECEMBER OF 2001, WAKSAL TRIED TO SELL A LARGE BLOCK OF HIS IMCLONE SHARES AFTER GETTING A TIP THE F-D-A WAS GOING TO REJECT APPROVAL OF THE COMPANY'S PROMISING CANCER FIGHTING DRUG. WAKSAL KNEW THAT DECISION WOULD DRIVE DOWN THE PRICE OF THE STOCK. HE PLEADED GUILTY TO SIX OF THIRTEEN COUNTS INVOLVING INSIDER TRADING. WAKSAL'S CRIME TOUCHED CLOSE FRIEND, MARTHA STEWART. JUST LAST WEEK, SHE WAS INDICTED ON SECURITIES FRAUD, AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHARGES. SHE PLEADED NOT GUILTY. IN THE LATEST ROUND OF CORPORATE SCANDALS, WAKSAL IS THE FIRST TOP EXECUTIVE TO BE PUNISHED FOR GREED AND CORRUPTION. MANY OBSERVERS HAVE BEEN WATCHING THIS CASE AND THEY SAY THE JUDGE'S RULING COULD SEND A MESSAGE TO OTHER WHITE COLLAR EXECUTIVES, GUILTY OF WRONGDOING. it does send the message that there are very strict guidelines now and the judges really cant even stray and the government's very serious about prosecuting the cases.))

[Winston]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC41:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Testimony is underway in the capital murder trial of a man accused of killing a Lynchburg couple last year.. in front of their two small children.
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say 22-year-old Leon Jermain Winston was one of two men who burst into this home at 410 Sussex Street in April of 2002.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/April 2002]


Winston and his accomplice allegedly shot and killed Rhonda and Anthony Robinson. Rhonda Robinson was murdered in front of her two young daughters.
Prosecutors say D-N-A evidence links Winston to one of the murder weapons and a witness claims Winston bragged to him about committing the crime.
The defense argues a third suspect is responsible for the murders.
The trial is expected to last at least a week.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Officials in the Midwest are hunting for some exotic pets... but not because it's illegal to own them. They may be carrying a virus.
The latest on monkeypox when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, we'll go for a ride 500 feet above one of the world's busiest waterways.
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[Commercial]

[Regan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Former Treasury Secretary Donald Regan has died of cancer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Regan was the former head of the brokerage giant Merrill Lynch.
He went on to serve as President Reagan's Chief of Staff.
Regan resigned from that post amid the Iran Contra Scandal and lived quietly in Williamsburg.
Donald Regan was 84.
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[Monkeypox]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The monkeypox outbreak may have spread to New Jersey. Officials there say they're waiting on test results to determine if an 11-year old child is infected.
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[VO-NAT :10]

The boy came into contact with a pair of pairie dogs while visiting a family friend in Indiana.
Health officials around the country are working to contain the spread of the virus.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=1:18, "Once that occurs..."]

((DR. KURT REED /DIRECTOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE: ONCE THAT OCCURS IT WILL BE VERY, VERY DIFFICULT TO ERADICATE THAT, IT WILL BE VERY SIMILAR TO THE SITUATION WE NOW HAVE WITH THE WEST NILE VIRUS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kurt Reed /Infectious Disease Director]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q="...the west nile virus."]
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[VO-NAT]

A Gambian rat is believed to have infected prarie-dogs at a Chicago area pet distributor. At least 38 cases are suspected or have been confirmed in three Midwestern states.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA SP-140 15414tc]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

ACC news, Green Wave savings, Sosa happenings, and a preview of the US Open are on the way -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Level Cross, NC; :00]

When the Pettys and Andrettis joined forces back in the 1998 - it was a match made in STP heaven. But tonight Andy Granatelli must be wondering what in the heck went wrong. Andretti, who almost left Petty Enterprises on his own accord last year, has been fired. He will be replaced effective this coming weekend by Christian Fittipaldi.
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[go to scores] [go to break]
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[SUPER=0093-j/Lynchburg/8//Myrtle Beach/1//Game 1/j/Lynchburg/5//Myrtle Beach/4//Game 2/;]
[SUPER=x5009]
[SUPER=0093-j/Kinston/2//Salem/1///]
[SUPER=x5010;]
[SUPER=0113-/Phillies/1//Anaheim/0/2//j/Chicago/4//Baltimore/0///;]
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[SUPER=0113-/Oakland/3//Atlanta/0/5//j/Los Angeles/3//Detroit/1//Final In 12/;]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-139 15359TC]
[GRAPHIC=ACC/BIG EAST]

The ACC's conference call yesterday afternoon produced nothing more than constructive, ongoing dialogue according to ACC commissioner John Swofford. No conclusions were reached - in fact Swofford says none were intended to be reached.
[GRAPHIC=ACC LAWSUIT]

Rest assured that they discussed the pending lawsuit The discovery process of the case has found that Miami was talking expansion as early as January of 2002.
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[VO NAT CON'T]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Last Wednesday; :00]


That wouldn't be a problem, except that the discovery process also contends that in 2002 Miami President Donna Shalala was making commitments to the Big East conference. On March 6th of 2002 - some of those remarks were apparently made while Miami representatives were having secret talks with the ACC.
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[S-Randall]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-137 14134tc ]
[GRAPHIC=duke/carolina]


Duke and North Carolina said last night that their reservations were based in part of the lack of concern being shown for the student athlete. Tech starting quarterback Bryan Randall is right in their corner.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THE WAY...]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Virginia Tech Junior Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=...COLLEGE LEVEL"]
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[S-Tulane]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-145 14441TC]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA]


While the ACC - Big East battle rolls on, folks in New Orleans were fighting their own battle. Tulane announced earlier this week it was dropping football - which loses $7 million dollars a year at the school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA; :00]

However, the people voiced their opposition. And the school's governing board voted 27-to-nothing tonight to keep football on the division one level - but at the same time find a way not to lose all that money.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Bite]
[SUPER=01-Scott Cowen/Tulane University President; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...IN THAT FIELD."]
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[S-Sosa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-144 12140TC]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Sammy Sosa appealed his 8 game suspension today for using that corked bat. He hopes he was able to convince major league baseball's Bob Dupay to reduce the penalty. If not - Sosa says he'll take it like a man.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Sammy Sosa/Appealed Suspension Today; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=...the mistake that I make."]
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[S-Orioles]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-147 14659TC]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!!!]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Fox SportsNet;:00]

While he waits - he plays and tonight Sammy had two hits as the Cubs beat up on the Orioles 4-to-nothing at Camden Yards. He scored what turned out to be the game winning run in the second inning on Moise Alou's single.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
[graphic=mlb]

By the way - no video of this - but a fan ran onto the field at Orioles' Park tonight and threw a piece of cork at Sammy.

[S-Womack]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-134 14647TC]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


UVa's baseball coach Dennis Womack is stepping down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

The head coach of the Cavs for the last 23 years is giving up that post to become an assistant athletic director. His teams at UVa won 594 games and lost 605. Twice the Cavs went to the NCAA tourney under his guidance and he won the ACC title in 1996 - while never having the benefit of full scholarships. Womack will then take over management of facilities and game day operations.
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[S-Open]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-143 TC13525]
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The pro golf season's second major - the U.S. Open begins Thursday at Olympia Fields. Travis Wells has a preview of the event that will be played just outside of the Windy City.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Potomac, MD; :00]
[SUPER=01-Phil Mickelson/U.S. Open Runner-Up in 1999 and 2002; :19]
[SUPER=01-Davis Love III/Three Victories in 2003; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Padraig Harrington/Ranked 7th in the World; 1:37]
[SUPER=@travis1; 1:52]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]

((Phil Mickelson has won 21 times on the PGA Tour, but he's oh for 43 in the majors. Despite the streak, Lefty has been quite the model of consistency in the U.S. Open, finishing in the top ten in four of the last five years. He was the runner-up in 1999 and again in 2002.
Phil:
While Mickelson has yet to win this season, Davis Love the Third has tasted victory three times and sits atop the PGA Tour's money list. Love's lone major victory came in the 1997 PGA Championship. He says a little patience goes a long way in the U.S.Open.
Davis:
Olympia Fields will be an unknown entity for most of the 156 man field. But deep rough and fast greens are usually the norm at the Open.
Padraig: Travis:))

[Tightrope]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tco]
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[GRAPHIC=None]


A German tightrope artist fullied his dreams today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Goar, Germany]

Suspended more than 500 feet in the air, 50-year-old Johann Traber made a record-breaking motorcycle cross in Germany. Traber completed 14 revolutions around the 19-hundred foot long highwire attached to a trapeze driven by his 19-year-old son. Running on a grooved front wheel, and without a safety net below, the pair performed the stunt on a wire little more than a half of an inch thick. The performance was the latest in a series of high-risk ventures undertaken by the multiple-record breaker. (------------)