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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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A protest at an area Walmart tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


If they don't make the grade, they don't make the team. That proposed in one district. What people are saying about it next.
Plus did the A-C-C invite Tech or not? Tech's reaction -
And a warning not to swim at one popular spot on Smith Mountain Lake.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT 3:55:42]
[IN Q=Please don't let our]

((SARAH COLLINS: PLEASE DON'T LET OUR STUDENTS COMPETE ON A PLAYING FIELD THAT IS DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER ATHLETES IN OUR DISTRICT, REGION, AND STATE.))
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[OUT Q=region, and state]
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[VO-NAT]


Some say athletes would end up the losers if they are held to tougher academic standards in one area school system.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Athletes-Grades]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC06:13]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]


One parent pitched the idea and now the Pittsylvania County school board is looking into it.
Are student athletes making the grade and should they be held to a tougher standard?
Tonight, the public got the chance to weigh in. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod was there and joins us now with more. Justin?
Jean, Pittsylvania County like all school systems in the state currently follows requirements put forth by the Virginia High School League.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1;]


But some feel the school system should go a step further and raise the academic level for student athletes.
One parent recently pointed out that students only have to achieve a "D" to pass a class and therefore be eligible to play sports.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape]


Currently, the county requires student athletes to pass three classes the previous semester in order to be on a team.
One school board member is proposing that students now be required to pass all four subjects.
The students would also have to have fewer than two behavioral office referrals.
The majority of people who spoke at tonight's forum believe changing the rules would do more harm than good.
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[SOT 3:42:27; 3:34:56]
[IN Q=I believe one of the adverse]

((PATRICK TOUART/TEACHER: I BELIEVE ONE OF THE ADVERSE IMPACTS OF THIS PROPOSAL IS IT COULD INCREASE THE DROP OUT RATE AMONGST ATHLETES AS MANY OF THE STUDENTS ATHLETICS SERVES AS A MOTIVATIONAL FORCE FOR THEM TO REMAIN IN SCHOOL AND CERTAINLY SCHOOL PROGRAMS.)) ((DR. JERRY WEBB/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF WHAT IS ONE RIGHT AND ONE WRONG WE WANT TO BE SURE WHAT WE DO IS REFLECTIVE OF THE SENTIMENTS OF OUR COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Patrick Touart/Teacher; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Webb/Pittsylvania Co. Superintendent; :17]
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[OUT Q=of our community]
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[VO-NAT]


A motion for stricter academic requirements came up at a March school board meeting but the board voted the measure down because it first wanted to get input from students, parents, and the faculty.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


Now that the board has heard from the public, members must decide whether changes need to be made or the requirements should remain the same.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, there is no indication when the board may vote but it should come soon because if changes are made they would go into effect for the next school year.

[Tech-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC1:43:54]
[GRAPHIC=Big East/ACC]


Thousands of fans are waiting for a decision, but Virginia Tech officials say if they were invited to join the A-C-C, it's news to them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]

The Associated Press reported yesterday that the A-C-C presidents have included the Hokies in their expansion plans, along with Miami, Syracuse and Boston College. But, the university says it has NOT been invited to join the A-C-C, either formally or informally. If that changes, though, Tech would have some tough decisions to make.
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[SOT 733]
[IN Q=the big east]

((CHARLES STEGER/VT PRESIDENT:THE BIG EAST IS A CORPORATION. EACH OF THE PRESIDENTS WHO SERVES ON THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE BIG EAST HAS A FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY THAT IS DEFINED IN LAW TO ACT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE COLLECTIVE ENTITY))
[SUPER=10-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President/June 6;]
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[OUT Q=collective entity;]
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[VO-NAT]

Steger says any member of the Big East conference has a legal obligation to notify the others before any negotiations are made. It's something he says Miami and Boston College failed to do when the offer came to them.
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[Kilgore-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC3:52:42]
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The latest development in the Big East- ACC clash will likely hit the courtroom before the football field, that according to Attorney General Jerry Kilgore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/June 4]


Two weeks ago, Virginia Tech filed a lawsuit against the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Now the Hokies may join that organization.
Kilgore says there will be legal matters to address no matter what Tech decides.
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[SOT 11:00:38]
[IN Q=IF THE PRESS REPORTS ARE ALL]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: IF THE PRESS REPORTS ARE ALL TRUE THERE WILL BE LEGAL ISSUES THAT HAVE TO BE DEALT WITH ARISING FROM THE LAWSUIT FILED IN CONNECTICUT, ARISING FROM OTHER ISSUES AS TECH OR UVA WILL GO FOWARD INTO A NEWLY DEVELOPED CONFERENCE.))
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[OUT Q=NEWLY DEVELOPED CONFERENCE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kilgore says his office is advising Virginia Tech of all their legal options.
But he says the final decision rests with Tech's Board of Visitors.
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[Walmart-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC3:38:00]
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It is a popular place to shop and save money but some say its employees pay the ultimate price.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Wal Mart]

((WAL MART, TREAT YOUR EMPLOYEES RIGHT. YEAH))
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[OUT Q=employees right. Yeah!]
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[VO-NAT]


Nearly forty people protested outside the Walmart in Danville this evening.
They called it the "People's Campaign- Justice at Walmart."
The group made up of labor and community activisits wanted to highlight what they call unfair wages and a lack of afforable healthcare for Walmart employees.
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[SOT 3:28:22]
[IN Q=You will find]

((DON CASH/ORGANIZER: YOU WILL FIND THAT MANY OF THE EMPLOYEES THAT WORK AT WALMART QUALIFY FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WE THINK THAT'S A SHAME THAT THE LARGEST EMPLOYER IN THE WORLD WOULD HAVE THAT KIND OF REPUTATION OF DISCRIMINATION AND THAT'S DOCUMENTED BY THE NUMEROUS OF LAWSUITS BY THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYEES.))
[SUPER=01-Don Cash/Organizer]
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[OUT Q=thousands of employees]
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[VO-NAT]


Similar protests will take place over the next few days at Walmart's throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.
The company did not return a phone call seeking comment on the protest.
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[AZ-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Fire has destroyed more than 200 homes in Arizona- and more could be in danger.
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[VO-NAT 18]
[SUPER=03-Near Tuscon, AZ]


The wildfire is burning on Mount Lemmon near Tuscon.
Hot weather and extremely dry conditions caused the fire to flare up and become even more dangerous.
The fire is bearing down on the hamlet of Summerhaven- a small mountain community.
The gusty winds are making it extremely hard to fight.
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[SOT 10]

((RANDALL SMITH/U.S. FOREST SERVICE: OH YES, WE NERVOUS ABOUT THIS SECTION. WE DON'T HAVE MUCH CONTAINMENT ON THIS FIRE RIGHT NOW WE'VE GOT REALLY HEAVY FUELS. WE'VE GOT REALLY HEAVY WINDS TODAY. THEY WERE PREDICTING TEN TO 20 MILES AND HOUR BUT ACTUALLY THEY'RE A LITTLE HEAVIER RIGHT NOW.))
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[SUPER=01-Randall Smith/U. S. Forest Service;]
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[OUT Q=HEAVIER RIGHT NOW.]
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[Vo-Nat 06 plus pad]
Air tankers are assaulting the fire from above in hopes of keeping the flames away from the community.
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\[Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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An Ohio truck driver was part of an Al Qaida plot to attack a major U-S bridge- possibly the Brooklyn Bridge.
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[Vo-nat 13.5]
The Justice Department says Iyman Faris was planning to sabotage the bridge and derail trains.
The bridge plot apparently fell apart when he realized the bridge's structure was too strong and its security too tight.
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[SOT 31]

((JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL:HE SENT A CODED MESSAGE TO HIS AL QAIDA CONTACT WHICH STATED, "THE WEATHER IS TOO HOT." ))
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[OUT Q=is too hot.]
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[vo-nat 07.5]
Faris is also known as Mohammed Rauf. He pled guilty to terrorism charges and now faces up to 20 years in prison.
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[SOT 44]
[IN Q=]

((FARIS LED A SECRET DOUBLE LIFE. HE TRAVELED TO PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN HE MET WITH OSAMA BIN LADEN. JOINED AL JIHAD AGAINST AMERICA.))
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[OUT Q=AGAINST AMERICA.]
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He reportedly took his orders directly from a senior al-qaida member --(KA-LEED) khalid shaikh mohammad -- who is also in U-S custody overseas and is said to be providing valuable intelligence on Osama bin Laden's terrorist group.
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[ANcHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Faris was born in Kashmir, came to the U-S in the 1990's and became a citizen in 1999.
As part of a plea agreement he has agreed to cooperate with the feds.

[Resource-Officer]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC09:06]
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Roanoke school superintendent Wayne Harris says he did not play a role in the reassignment of a school resource officer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police officer Butch Lewis was recently assigned to patrol duty after ten years at Patrick Henry High School.
Supporters say he is being punished for discussing concerns about school safety with a newspaper reporter.
Today, Harris said he had no involvement in the decision.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And I have nothing to do]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ASSIGNMENT OR REASSIGNMENT OF ANY SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AND HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN ANY WAY IN ANY REASSIGNMENT OR ASSIGNMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City School Superintendent;]
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[OUT Q=in any reassignment or assignment.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Meanwhile, the Executive Director of the National Association of School Resource Officers has come to Lewis' defense.
In a letter released tonight, Curt Lavarello (LAV-uh-REL-ow) says that Lewis' transfer should "send a very clear message that crime is being covered up and those who speak out will be dealt with swiftly."
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Just in time for the start of summer, more problems for swimmers at an area lake.
An update on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, police in Michigan hope dry weather tonight won't lead to another night of violence.
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[Sports-preview]


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[IN Q=]
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[OUT Q=...in sports"]
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[Michigan-Riots]


[ANCHOR=jean]
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Police in Benton Harbor Michigan are hoping that a dry forecast will not spark another night of riots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Benton Harbor, MI]

It started Monday night when a man on a motorcyle crashed into a house and was killed while running from police. Six buildings burned Monday night and police in riot gear held people at bay-- Michigan's governor declared a state of emergency. Last night was quieter because of rain, but tonight's forecast is dry. Benton Harbor's police chief says the white officer in pursuit of the black motorcyclist did nothing wrong.
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[SOT 1:34]
[IN Q=HE WAS WITHIN ]

((SAMUEL HARRIS/BENTON HARBOR POLICE CHIEF-HE WAS WITHIN HIS DEPARTMENT RULES.. HE DID NOT VIOLATE ANY RULES.. IT'S TRAGIC.. BUT I'M NOT GOING TO SERVE HIM UP TO BE SLAUGHTERED FOR DOING HIS JOB.))
[SUPER=01-Samuel Harris/Benton Harbor Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=DOING HIS JOB]
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[VO-NAT]

Local and state police have been conducting heavy patrols with the hope that increased police presence would deter people from rioting. At least ten people have been injured since the riots started.
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[Martha-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Martha Stewart will have several months to prepare her defense.
A judge today set her trial date for January.
Drew Levinson was at the New York Court when the designing diva heard the news.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=@Levinson1; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((MOMENTS AFTER A JUDGE SET A JANUARY TRIAL FOR MARTHA STEWART -- THE HIGH-POWERED DIVA WAS WAVING TO HER SUPPORTERS.
OUTSIDE NEW YORK'S FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, A FEW LOCALS TURNED OUT, IN HOPES OF STEMMING THE TIDE OF CRITICISM TARNISHING STEWART'S NAME.
(court sketches)

STEWART AND HER STOCKBROKER, PETER BACANOVIC WERE INDICTED TWO WEEKS AGO FOR SECURITIES FRAUD. BOTH PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, CONSPIRACY AND FRAUD.... THEY COULD GO TO PRISON IF CONVICTED. STEWART SPOKE JUST ONCE IN COURT....WHEN THE JUDGE ASKED IF IT WAS IN THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE TO START THE TRIAL IN JANUARY. SHE STOOD UP..SMILED AND SAID "I AGREE."
(nats...martha stewart living)

THE STOCK SCANDAL BROKE AFTER THE FEDS LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION INTO STEWART'S SALE OF IMCLONE SYSTEMS STOCK. SHE SOLD 4-THOUSAND SHARES -- NOT A CRIME...BUT SHE DUMPED IT JUST BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT RELEASED INFORMATION THAT SENT THE STOCK TUMBLING. THE COMPANY'S FOUNDER, SAM WAKSAL, PLEADED GUILTY TO INSIDER TRADING...BUT NEVER SUGGESTED STEWART -- A LONGTIME FRIEND OF HIS -- DID ANYTHING WRONG. DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS: HERE AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, STEWART HAS REFUSED TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS. INSTEAD SHE'S USING HER WEBSITE TO TELL SIDE OF THE STORY. SHE CLAIMS ABOUT 55-THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE LOGGED IN TO SUPPORT HER.
(nats..martha stewart living)

STEWART'S STOCK TROUBLE TRIGGERED HER RESIGNATION AS CHAIRWOMAN AND CEO OF MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA. PROSECUTORS SAY THEY'VE SEIZED COPIES OF STEWART'S COMPUTER HARD DRIVE..AND THOSE OF SOME EMPLOYEES. EVEN THOUGH STEWART'S TRIAL IS SET TO START WITH THE NEW YEAR -- LEGAL ANALYSTS PREDICT IT WON'T COME TO THAT.....THEY SAY THE DESIGNING DIVA WILL CUT SOME SORT OF DEAL WITH PROSECUTORS. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[Luster]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=]
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The heir to the Max Factor fortune and convicted rapist Andrew Luster is back in the United States tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]

He was deported from Mexico today after a bounty hunter located him in Puerto Vallarta. A jury convicted Luster of drugging and raping three women in Ventura County, California. He was sentenced to 124 years in prison, but he was not around to hear that-- he fled the country during a recess. Luster's attorney appealed the decision, but a court set it aside because an appeal cannot be heard if the defendant is a fugitive. Now that he's back, his lawyer is asking the state's highest court to reinstate that appeal.
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[SOT1:25]
[IN Q=I SIMPLY ]

((ROGER DIAMOND/LUSTER'S ATTORNEY-I SIMPLY TOOK THE NECESSARY LEGAL STEPS TO PROTECT HIS RIGHTS IN CASE THIS DAY SHOULD EVER COME. AND IT DID COME.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Diamond/Luster's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=IT DID COME]
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[VO-NAT]

If the State Supreme Court approves, Luster would be free to appeal his conviction while he is serving his sentence.
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[Lake-Water]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-12 1:49:31]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Health officials say it may not be healthy to swim at another popular Smith Mountain Lake destination.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;]


The health department is issuing a water quality advisory for the Crazy Horse Campground and Marina.
Officials say heavy rainfall washed too much bacteria into the area.
They advise people not to swim, wade or water ski there until the advisory is lifted.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The same warning is still in effect for the lake's upper Blackwater River section.

[Alleghany-Water]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC30:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Meanwhile, residents in one Alleghany County Community are being told their tap water is contaminated, also worsened by recent heavy rain.
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[VO-NAT - :24+]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

The Virginia Department of Health is warning of an unacceptable level of coliform bacteria and excessive turbidity in the "Valley Ridge Water Company" system. About 170 customers are affected, including Alleghany High School, the Jackson River Technical Center, a country club, two medical offices and dozens of homes. The state says the spring must be filtered, or shut down, unless another water source is found.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, the National D-Day memorial emerges victorious in its battle with bankruptcy.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a little girl learns a big lesson about the rules grown-ups have to follow when they start a business.
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[Commercial]

[D-Day]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC43:31]
[GRAPHIC=National D-Day Memorial]


A federal judge today released the National D-Day Foundation from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.. the latest step in the memorial's efforts to repay its creditors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The foundation still owes about 3 and a half million dollars to Coleman-Adams Construction and architect Byron Dickson.
It has five years to get those debts paid off.
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[SOT 11:16:47]
[IN Q=We don't see]

((BILL MCINTOSH/D-DAY FOUNDATION PRESIDENT:WE DON'T SEE ANY IMPEDIMENT TO DOING THAT. I DON'T WANT TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT THIS IS EASY, THERE'S NOTHING EASY ABOUT IT, OR THAT IT'S GOING TO BE OVER IN A HURRY, BUT WE HAVE ALL THE PIECES IN PLACE TO ALLOW US TO SUCCESSFULLY TO PURSUE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill McIntosh/D-Day Foundation President]
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[OUT Q=to pursue it.]
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[VO-NAT]


McIntosh says several major gifts may be forthcoming now that the organization is out of bankruptcy.
The foundation ran into financial trouble as it overspent in the rush to finish the memorial before its dedication in 2001.
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[Lemonade]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=]
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When a six year old girl in Florida opened a lemonade stand to make extra money she had no idea the police would shut her down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Naples, FL]

But that's just what happened when a neighbor told authorities that Abigail was operating a business without a permit.
By law in Naples, a temporary permit must be purchased each time something like a lemonade stand goes up--at 35 dollars apiece. So, Abigail's mom went to the city code enforcement office to buy a permit. Not wanting to be sour, the city gave her a stack of permits--for free.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=steve]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=]


Pelicans/Avalanche highlights, plus the horse show gets a special treat with the stick horse kids and the latest on Tech's invlovement in the ACC expansion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington D.C.; :00]


But first our extra point. There's a new Jordan in town. Former Nets assistant coach, Eddie Jordan was introduced as the new head coach for the Washington Wizards. Jordan will be the seventh coach in six seasons replacing Doug Collins after consecutive 37-45 seasons.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-147 TC15112]
[GRAPHIC=ACC/Big East]


Virginia Tech maintains that it has not been invited to join the Atlantic Coast Conference. But as Travis Wells explains, the Hokies may be closer to Tobacco Road than they are letting on.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@travis1; :00]
[SUPER=@Allen; :11]
[SUPER=01-Jim Weaver/Virgina Tech Athletic Director; :33]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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[S-Holland]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-143 1:40:58]
[GRAPHIC=Tech]


Tech's atheltic teams hope the decision comes quickly for recruiting reasons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Northside junior defensive end Brandon Holland, who recorded over 60 tackles and had five sacks this past season, has been offered a full ride by Tech. He wants to play at Tech but has to also consider the uncertainty in this situation.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Holland/Northside Junior Defensive End; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=.....where I want to go"]
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[S-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-148 1:02:00]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Winston is out and Nextel is in as the new title sponsor for Winston Cup.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]


Saying the Nextel Cup will take some getting used to. The company has inked a ten year contract worth 700 million dollars. RJR had sponsored the Cup since 1971 but it was time for a change.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bill France, Jr./Nascar CEO; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=.....New markets"]
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[VO-NAT]

Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. were present for the announcement. Nextel will spend 70 million dollars a season for the next decade, promoting the sport and itself in ways RJ Reynolds couldn't do to cigarette advertising limitations.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Dupont Chevy Driver; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Budweiser Chevy Driver; :10]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=in the future"]
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-137 1:47:20]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


The Avalanche played a double header tonight against Myrtle Beach.
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In the opener, a relaxing night in the Avs dugout and why not, no rain, can you believe it!!
In the top of the sixth, the Pelicans Tony Pena grounds to Salem Short stop Ryan Stegall who zips the throw to first in time for the out, 5-1 Salem.
In the bottom half of the inning, Hector Gimenez (him-i-nez) says see ya later, a solo shot to right field, 6-2 Avs and that is your final to game one.
In game two, 1-nothing Pelicans in the bottom of the second, Salem's Brooks Conrad grounds to the Myrtle Beach short stop, they turn the double play But Salem wins 2 wins game two 2-1.
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The Phillies registered their first win in 25 games when trailing after the seventh inning, downing the Braves 3-2 today.
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The Braves Mike Hampton took a no-hitter into the eighth before Marlon Byrd broke it up with a one-out single.
[SUPER=35-Philadelphia/3/Atlanta/2;]Jimmy Rollins one-out single in the bottom of the ninth gave Philadelphia a 3-t

o-2 win. Braves reliever John Smoltz suffered his first loss since May 29, 2002.
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The Roanoke Valley Horse Show is not just for the serious competitor.
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Tonight, the kids took center ring at the Salem Civic Center in the annual stick horse competition. Cowgirls and cowboys put on their best threads and hats and trotted for fans and parents. Around 35 youngsters participated and the best thing about it, everybody wins, each stick horse rider gets a ribbon. (------------)