A major Supreme Court decision on Affirmative Action and college admissions. We'll have details and reaction from Virginia Tech.
Another decision today limits what you can see on line when you visit a library.
Bright sunshine and soaring temperatures continue to highlight the forecast. The complete weather story just ahead.
On Healthcheck tonight, celebrations in Asia, where SARS appears to be disappearing.
There's a drug for children with A-D-D that may help their parents lose weight.
And neighbors scramble indoors when millions of bees go on the loose. News 7 at 5 is next.
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The Supreme Court rules- saying minority applicants may be given an edge when applying for admission to universities- but it limits just how much a factor race can play.
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((I THINK THE COURT'S DECISION TODAY RESPECTS THE UNIVERSITY'S NEED TO EDUCATE ITS STUDENTS PARTICULARLY LAWYERS IN A DIVERSE AND INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT.))
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
The decision was split five to four upholding the University of Michigan's Law school policy.
However, the court struck down the point system used by the undergraduate school that awards minority applicants an automatic 20 percent of points needed for admission.
It said that point system is unconstitutional.
In a moment, local reaction, but first Teri Oktia with the latest on today's ruling.
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[SUPER=01-Brandy Johnson/Michigan Law School; :38]
[SUPER=01-Terry Pell/Center for Individual Rights; :59]
[Super=01-Mary Sue Coleman/University of Michigan President; 1:15]
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(( ON THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CAMPUS, FEW CAN KEEP QUIET OVER
THE SUPREME COURTS DECISIONS ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. IT SAYS RACE CAN
PLAY A ROLE BUT NOT A BIG ONE.
IN TWO SEPARATE CASES BOTH ORIGINATING FROM THE UNIVERSITY
THE HIGH COURT HANDED DOWN TWO VERY DIFFERENT RULINGS. IN THE FIRST
CASE, THE JUSTICES RULED THAT MICHIGANS LAW SCHOOL CAN USE RACE AS A
FACTOR WHEN SELECTING STUDENTS.
TERI OKITA REPORTING.
SUPPORTERS SAY THAT 5-4 DECISION WITH JUSTICE SANDRA DAY OCONNOR AS
THE SWING VOTE WILL HELP MINORITIES WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE BE
UNDERREPRESENTED ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.
Brandy Johnson/Michigan Law School:
think the law school has a very fair policy uses race as just
one of many factors.
BUT IN THE SECOND CASE, THE JUSTICES STRUCK DOWN A POINTS
SYSTEM USED AT THE UNIVERSITYS UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL WHICH
AUTOMATICALLY ADDS POINTS TO MINORITIES APPLICATIONS. THE COURT RULED
IT UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND COMPARABLE TO QUOTAS. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
OPPONENTS ARE CLAIMING VICTORY.
Terry Pell/Center for Individual Rights: What were seeing is the beginning of the end of race preference.
Taken together, both decisions raise the bar higher and make it more
difficult for schools to use race.
THE UNIVERSITY'S ADMINISTRATION CAST INTO THE SPOTLIGHT OVER
THIS CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE PRAISED THE DECISIONS.
Mary Sue Coleman/University of Michigan President:
The court has give roadmap all our admissions can be brought into
LAST TRACK OR LIVE CLOSE FOR STATIONS TAKING TERI LIVE
Even President Bush commented on the rulings saying they seek a
careful balance between campus diversity and equal treatment under law.
Teri Okita, CBS News, The Supreme Court.))
The Supreme Court's decision is already getting attention at Virginia Tech.
The university said today it will go back and review some of its minority programs that were scaled back in order to comply with state guidelines.
Out of about 70 race-based programs, 16 were either modified or eliminated.
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((LARRY HINCKER/TECH SPOKESPERSON:AND WE ALSO HAD FIVE PROGRAMS THAT WE HAD QUESTIONS ON AND THAT WE'VE ASKED THE AG FOR FURTHER INFORMATION . 32 ONE OF THOSE WHICH IS ADMISSIONS PROCESS.))
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This will be the second time the university will review a decision it made regarding affirmative action.
In March, the board of visitors voted to eliminate affirmative action for admissions, only to reinstate the policy two weeks later.
Coming up at six, we'll hear from students on how they feel about today's ruling.
In another decision by the high court, public libraries can now be forced to block pornography on their computers.
In a six-to-three vote, the court says blocking technology is NOT a violation of the First Amendment.
Public libraries receiving federal funding will now have to use filters or loose their moneys.
But local libraries otherwise funded do NOT have to change their policy. In Salem they'll continue a limited use of filters.
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((JANIS AUGUSTINE/SALEM LIBRARY DIRECTOR; YOU CAN TAKE THE FILTER OFF THE ONLY THING IS THAT KIND OF IS A HASSLE DEPENDING ON WHAT KINDS OF FILTER YOU HAVE PLUS THERE YOU ARE INTERACTING THE WITH PATRONS AND YOU ALMOST HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HE'S DOING BEFORE YOU CAN TAKE IT OFF.))
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Augustine says they have few problems with library users looking up inappropriate material.
The American Library Association issues a statement that it's disappointed in the decision, saying it blocks information for patrons.
Vice President Dick Cheney's whereabouts are frequently a mystery, but today, they were fully disclosed -- in Richmond.
Cheney spoke to over 300 Republican supporters at a one-thousand dollar-a-plate lunch.
The event raised half a-million dollars for President Bush's re-election campaign.
Attendees included Senator George Allen and former governor Jim Gilmore.
Cheney listed the war on terror, tax relief and education reform among the administration's accomplishments.
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((VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN BE CONFIDENT OF A BETTER FUTURE, A STRONGER ECONOMY AND GREATER SECURITY AGAINST THE DANGERS OF A NEW ERA BECAUSE OF THE CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP QUALITIES OF GEORGE W BUSH.))
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The Vice President also said the Bush-Cheney team plans to carry Virginia again in 2004.
A former governor of Vermont has officially launched his bid for the White House.
Democrat Howard Dean was greeted by two thousand supporters, and a hard-to-miss Ralph Nader sign, as he announced his candidacy today in Burlington.
Dean has been campaigning informally for months, but today he made his candidacy official.
Dean accuses President Bush of dividing the nation through economic policies and pledges to unite the nation.
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((HOWARD DEAN/(D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THIS IS A CAMPAIGN TO UNITE AND EMPOWER PEOPLE. IT IS A CALL TO EVERY AMERICAN REGARDLESS OF PARTY TO JOIN TOGETHER FOR A COMMON PURPOSE FOR THE COMMON GOOD AND FOR THE COMMON GOOD TO SAVE AND RESTORE ALL THAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AMERICAN.))
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The former governor says he speaks for what he calls a "new generation of Americans."
Dean blames the Washington establishment for turning people away from the political process.
The blaze that has charred thousands of acres in southern Arizona continues to burn with no end in sight.
Despite days of work on the front lines, firefighters have been able to contain only a small portion so far.
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Freddie Panana/Resident; :41]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News; :51]
[SUPER=01-Chris Hunnicott/Mountain Climber; 1:02]
[OUT Q=Jennifer Miller, CBS News, Tucson.]
((IT'S A STEADY, UPHILL BATTLE....FIRE FIGHTERS ONLY HAVE A FRACTION OF
THE MOUNT LEMMON BLAZE CONTAINED. AND IT KEEPS GROWING...ALREADY MORE
THAN 12,000 ACRES HAVE BEEN CONSUMED.
CREWS ARE DIGGING FIRE BREAKS TO PROTECT A UNIVERSITY OBSERVATORY AND
KEEP THE BLAZE FROM MOVING CLOSER TO THE NEARBY TOWN OF ORACLE. AND
THERE IS NO RELIEF IN SIGHT. THE CONDITIONS: ONE HUNDRED DEGREE HEAT,
LOW HUMIDITY AND WIND DON'T CHANGE.
BUT THE MOUNTAIN RETREAT OF SUMMERHAVEN WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. IT HAS
LOST SOME 250 HOMES AND A PIECE OF IT'S HEART.
SOT: FREDDIE PANANA
"THAT'S SAD WHEN A COMMUNITY HAS TO GO LIKE THAT."
BRIDGE: SOME FEAR THE FIRE'S INTENSE HEAT COULD CRACK AND WEAKEN THE
ROCKY FACE OF MT. LEMMON...ONE OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA'S MOST POPULAR
IT WAS THE KIND OF MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS LIKE CHRIS HUNNICUTT WOULD NAVIGATE
SOT: CHRIS HUNNICUTT: "IT'S REALLY WAS A TREASURE TO BE ABLE TO GO UP
THERE AND LOOSING THAT - YOU REALLY HAVE LOST ONE OF THE UNIQUE THINGS
ABOUT COMING DOWN TO TUCSON.
AND IT WILL BE SOME TIME BEFORE ANYONE BUT FIREFIGHTERS CAN RETURN TO
THE MOUNTAIN.....THE FIRE COULD CONTINUE BURNING FOR SEVERAL MORE
WEEKS........UNTIL SMOTHERED BY THE SUMMER MONSOONS.
J. MILLER, CBS NEWS, TUCSON ARIZONA))
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Coming up in Health Check, a prescription drug that gets your CHILD's attention could do something for YOUR waistline.
And one country has reason to celebrate, as efforts to get rid of SARS prove successful.
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Hong Kong is celebrating .. now that it is off the world list of SARS-infected areas.
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People in Brazlian carnival costumes danced at street parties, after the World Health Organization took Hong Kong off its SARS list.
No new cases have been reported there in almost three weeks.
In China, it's been 12 days since the last case was reported.
Drugs currently used for Attention Deficit Disorder may soon have another use .. for adults hoping to lose weight.
Doctor Sean Kenniff has the details.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Eugene Hershorin/Pediatrician; :21]
[SUPER=01-Sean Kenniff/Reporting; :52]
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((COULD THESE PILLS BE THE DIET DRUG OF THE FUTURE? THEY'RE WIDELY
AVAILABLE, CONSIDERED SAFE BY THE FDA, IN FACT YOUR CHILD MAY EVEN BE
TAKING THEM. RITALIN, CONCERTA, FOCALIN AND ADDERALL.
DRUGS USED TO TREAT ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER....BUT ONES
THAT ALSO SUPPRESS APPETITE.
"THE LITERATURE SAYS APPETITE SUPRESSION IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON SIDE
EFFECTS OF THESE MEDICATIONS."
DR. EUGENE HERSHORIN IS A PEDIATRICIAN AND AN ADHD EXPERT AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI. HE SAYS UP TO 22% OF KIDS ON LOW DOSES, LOSE WEIGHT
WITHOUT EVEN TRYING.....BUT AFTER THAT.
SOT: DR. EUGENE HERSHORIN/PEDIATRICIAN
" THEY GAIN THE WEIGHT AGAIN ALONG A NORMAL GROWTH CURVE."
SO IF IT WORKS IN CHILDREN, COULD IT WORK IN ADULTS?
STANDUP: "THE WEIGHT LOSS POTENTIAL OF ADHD DRUGS LIKE RITALIN HAS BEEN
WELL ESTABLISHED IN THE MEDICAL LITERATURE. IN FACT ADDERALL WAS FIRST
APPROVED MORE THAN 20 YEARS AGO BY THE FDA AS OBETROL, AN ANTI-OBESITY
NEW TRACK: LIKE THE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ANTIOBESITY DRUGS... A-D-H-D
STIMULANTS GIVE THE PATIET A FEELING OF FULLNESS. BUT THE A-D-H-D
DRUGS GO A STEP FURTHER -- DRIVING UP THE METABOLIC RATE, AND BURNING
NEW TRACK: THE DOWNSIDE... ADHD DRUGS CAN BE HABIT FORMING, RAISE BLOOD
PRESSURE, AND HEART RATE. ...A TOUGH CHOICE FOR AN INCREASING OBESE
POPULATION FACING HEART DISEASE AND DIABETES AS NEVER BEFORE. DR. SEAN
KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
Stocks head south from the start. Still ahead, our Marketwatch report has the red numbers.
And you think we've had a lot of rain this spring? Some parts of Florida have had just as much in days.
The rains may be over in western Florida, at least for now, but the damage has been done.
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Residents around the Manatee River have begun the long cleanup process from the flood waters that seeped into their homes.
Emergency officials called for the evacuation of 600-homes Sunday after a flood gate jammed at Lake Manatee. All those residents had returned to their homes by today.
Ten to 20 inches of rain in various parts of the Tampa Bay region last week, causing rivers to surge above flood stages and left roads under water.
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The Barber Twins open their summer camp for another season. We'll take you there just ahead in sports.
And we'll pass along the buzz on this accident that freed millions of bees, and sent neighbors indoors in a hurry.
Stocks sank from the start today and could never recover, mostly over worries about upcoming earning reports.
Alexis Chrisotoforous has today's Marketwatch report.
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Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your Monday two minute ticker which starts on the football field. This morning at nine Ronde and Tiki Barber's NFL Twins football camp kicked off at Cave Spring Junior High. Steve Mason brings us up to date on the wonder twin powers.
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[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/1,387 Yards Rushing Last Season; :27]
[SUPER=01-Walt Derey/NFL Twins Camp Director; :36]
[SUPER=01-Richard Goodpasture/NFL Twins Camp Director; :50]
[SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/75 Tackles, 2 Picks Last Season; 1:20]
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((Day one, the 8 and 9 year olds were the focus. The Giants Tiki Barber is fresh off a 11 touchdown 14 hundred yard season and Ronde, of course a super bowl champion. He played in the biggest game of his life with a torn knee ligament, but even more painful to him and his camp staff was the fact they had to turn kids away because they reached their first day 150 kid limit.
The Barbers met with the staff Sunday night and decided to change the format of the camp, especially with the young kids.
William Campbell state championship coach Brad Bradley, Hidden Valley's Steve Magenbauer, and Lord Botetourts Keith Robinson joined camp directors Walt Derey, Richard Goodpasture, Steve Bowery and former NFL players Casey Crawford and Doug Karzewski in a homecoming of sorts for Cave Spring two most famous alumni.))
This is the week for the Roy Stanley Memorial golf events.
This Friday is our first ever celebrity tournament and there are still some spots open if you have a foursome and would like to play alongside the likes of Rick Mast, Jim Bibby, Shayne Graham, Charlie Moir and Charlene Curtis just to mention a few.
Right after that tournament on Friday is a autograph session that is open to the public along with a sports memorabilia auction.
It all takes place at Hanging Rock this Friday with the autograph session set for 6pm and the auction at seven.
The defending champ at Wimbledon has already been ousted.
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Lleyton Hewitt lost in four sets today to a qualifier named Ivo Karlovic (E-LOH CAR-LOW-VICH).
The damage reports reads 1-6, 7-6, 6-3 and 6-4.
Never has a defending champ lost in the first round in the Open era of Wimbledon.
By the way, Karlovic is six feet ten inches tall.
Much more coming up for you tonight at the top of the hour.
Have a safe night everybody.
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A nasty tractor-trailer accident literally created a big buzz over the weekend.
Tess Loppleman shows us why.
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[SUPER=01-Tess Loppleman/Reporting; :38]
[SUPER=01-Ross Ayer/Neighbor; :46 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Dina Calandara/Neighbor; :51]
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((THE STATE PATROL WAS BUSY AS A BEE AFTER THIS TRUCK ACCIDENT.
"Came around the curve a little too fast, ran off the left side of the road, overturned, flatbed was loaded with 520 beehives." "There was 520 hives of bees on the semi-truck and each hive could have 50,000 bees per hive and they all just completely dumped over."
THAT'S ABOUT 30 MILLION ANGRY BEES SWARMING HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE FOR THIS BEEKEEPER TO DEAL WITH.
"All the bees just completely dumped out, they're disrupted and I guess from the way it sounds, they are all over in the trailor park." STAND-UP-"So it's a pain fro this beekeeper to have to clean up this mess, but it stings just as much to the people who live in this neighborhood."
"It's getting to be a nuisance, to where you can't walk outside without being stung or something." "We were out cleaning out the brush and stuff and painting my shed and when we got back from taking the brush and we were getting ready to paint, my shed was just like covered, it was like 50 or 60 bees just swarming around." DINA SAYS SHE'S ALLERGIC TO BEES CLAYCOMO POLICE GOT SEVERAL 9-1-1 CALLS ALL DAY ABOUT BEE STINGS.
"If I see a bee I'm running back in."
AND SHE SAYS SHE DOESN'T KNOW IF HER KIDS ARE ALLERGIC, SO SHE'S KEEPING THEM INSIDE.
"They've all been cooped up in the house all day."
THE RAIN QUIETED THE BEES DOWN, BUT THE RAIN QUIT JUST IN TIME FOR THE BEEKEEPERS CLEAN-UP TO BEGIN.
"I actually have to clean all these bees up and try to get them all back in boxes and they're not happy bees."
IF YOU DON'T LIKE GETTING STUNG THIS IS NOT THE BUSINESS TO BE IN.))
That was Tess Loppleman reporting.