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A truck parked near gas tanks at a California airport is causing concern and delays.
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And a long-awaited U-S Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action is in ... and it's a split decision.





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Another beautiful sunny day across the region but humidity levels are going to climb. I'll have your forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Marya 2-Shot]


News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The Supreme Court upholds affirmative action ... but warns colleges to be careful how they use it.
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[Affirmative-Action]


[ANCHOR=Marya ]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Net]
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In a split decision, the justices say minority applicants CAN have an edge when applying.
But they also say race shouldn't be too much of a factor when colleges pick students.
Teri Okita has the latest from Washington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's the biggest]
[SUPER=03-Washington, D.C.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Harlyn Pacheco/Undergraduate Student; :45]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News; :59]
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(( ITS THE BIGGEST AFFIRMATIVE ACTION DECISION IN A GENERATION. THE U-S SUPREME COURT HAS UPHELD THE ADMISSIONS POLICY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL THAT ALLOWS RACE AS A FACTOR WHEN SELECTING STUDENTS. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE COURT MAKES CLEAR THAT RACIAL PREFERENCES MUST BE USED SPARINGLY.
TRACK: THE 5-4 RULING WITH JUSTICE SANDRA DAY OCONNOR AS THE SWING VOTE PRESERVES THE POLICY FOR MINORITIES WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE BE UNDERREPRESENTED ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.
TRACK: BUT THE HIGH COURT STRUCK DOWN A SYSTEM USED AT MICHIGANS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL THAT ADDS POINTS FOR MINORITY APPLICANTS. THE COURT SAID A "POINTS" SYSTEM IS TANTAMOUT TO A QUOTA.
FOR OPPONENTS, IT'S ONLY A PARTIAL VICTORY.
BUT SUPPORTERS OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION SAY OVERALL , IT'S A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

SOT: Harlyn Pacheco/undergraduate Student.

WE LOOK forward to an intergrated student body

Super: Teri Okita/Reporting) STANDUP: to come.)

[Kilgore]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Virginia's attorney general says the Supreme Court rulings show he's been giving the right advice to state colleges, including Virginia Tech.
Jerry Kilgore told Tech some of its admissions policies for creating diversity were illegal.
Kilgore says Tech and other colleges will have to study the Court's rulings and apply them to their admissions programs.


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[VO-NAT from 03-03 1:48:03]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/April 6]

The Affirmative Action debate has already been a controversial one at Virginia Tech this spring.
The Board of Visitors voted first to eliminate the policy for admissions. Then, in its April meeting, the board reinstated it.
However, Tech HAS scaled back 16 programs geared toward minorities. We expect to have reaction from Tech on News 7 at 6.
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[Libraries-Porn]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
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In another decision today, the Supreme Court says Congress can force the nation's public libraries to use anti-pornography filters on their computers. A court majority ruled that the blocking technology does not violate the First Amendment.


[ITT-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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ITT Night Vision and its striking union employees are in a "cooling off period" before negotiations resume. Strikers tell us that the union has funds set aside to help them as they remain on the picket line.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Members will be paid 200- dollars a week during the first two weeks of striking. That will be bumped to 300- dollars during the third week. There's also an allotment for employees who have insurance emergencies before an agreement is reached. The union voted to strike Saturday after ITT presented members with a contract they say offered LESS than the one that just expired.
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[SOT 1:45:01:06]
[IN Q=If you were there]

((DARRYL JONES/STRIKING EMPLOYEE: IF YOU WERE THERE YOU COULD TELL, EVERYBODY IN THERE WAS FEELING THAT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE JUST COULD NOT LIVE WITH. IT WASN'T EVEN CLOSE.))
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[OUT Q=wasn't even close]
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[VO-NAT]

Workers say one reason ITT is so successful is because they take a great deal of pride in their work.
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[SOT 01:48:49:28]
[IN Q=We had, during]

((RALPH EMERY/PICKET COORDINATOR: WE HAD, DURING THE FIRST DESERT STORM, HELICOPTER PILOTS LAND OUT HERE AT THE FACILITIES AND WE LOADED UP THEIR HELICOPTERS WITH THE GOGGLES AND WE TALKED TO THEM AND WE KNOW WHAT OUR WORK IS AND WHAT OUR WORK DOES AND LIVES DEPEND ON WHAT WE DO.))
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[OUT Q=on what we do]
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[VO-NAT]

ITT Night Vision says business operations will continue during the strike.
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[Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[GRAPHIC=Goodyear Negotiations]


Meanwhile in Danville, Goodyear union employees rally in support of contract negotiations. The Local 831 gathered early this morning outside the plant's entrance. Contract talks began in March and union officials say as of today there are four days remaining before a negotiating deadline. Major issues include job security, medical benefits, safety and health care. Work at the facility continues during contract talks.

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[ANCHOR=Marya]


Still ahead, efforts to fight SARS in Asia seem to be working.
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[VO-NAT ]


And next, find out why this parked truck is slowing things down at a busy California airport.
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[CA-Truck]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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A truck parked beside a California airport is generating a lot of anxiety.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Burbank, CA;]


The truck is parked next to tanks of aircraft fuel at Burbank Airport.
Authorities were already on high alert after an anonymous tip Saturday.
The caller said a truck driver bent on terrorism was headed for the airport.
One runway is shut down and passenger trains are not being allowed to stop there, as investigators search for explosives.
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[AZ-Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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A fire that's destroyed more than 250 homes in Arizona is still just five percent contained.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Tucson, AZ;]


It's burned more than 12-thousand acres north of Tucson -- but firefighters say no additional buildings were lost overnight.
They had to evacuate a youth camp and two ranches in its path.
Firefighters hope to dig lines ahead of the fire's northern edge.
They're still investigating what started the blaze.
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[SARS]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=SARS]

The fight to stop SARS in Asia appears to be working. Hong Kong is now off a world list of SARS-infected areas. No new cases have been reported there in three weeks. China has reported no new cases in 12 days.


[Gaza-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jwa]
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The "road map to peace" in the Middle East has suffered another setback, as an explosion in the Gaza Stip claims the lives of four Palestinians.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza Strip]


The four militants were apparently planting a bomb when it accidentally exploded.
By the time the victims arrived at the hospital, there was nothing doctors could do.
At a meeting with U-S diplomats in Jordan, Secretary of State Colin Powell says he remains optimistic that peace can be achieved.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't want cynics]

((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: I DON'T WANT CYNICS AROUND ME, BECAUSE THEY KEEP US FROM THE GOAL WE ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE. IT'S EASY TO STAND UP AND SAY THE ROADMAP WON'T WORK. SPARE ME FROM THESE KINDS OF CYNICS AND THIS FORM OF CYNICISM.))
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[OUT Q=this form of cynicism.]
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[VO-NAT]


Witnesses claimed the men were killed by Israeli tank fire, but loudspeakers in the area announced the men died quote "fulfilling their national duty."
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[Greece-Ship]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Greek special forces have seized a cargo ship bound for Tunisia, after discovering a big load of explosives on board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Astakos, Greece]


Greece's Merchant Marine Ministry said troops boarded the ship after receiving a tip that it was carrying suspicious cargo.
A police spokesman said the ship was carrying 680 tons of ammonia dynamite, an explosive widely used in mining, as well as detonators and fuses.
The ship began its journey in the Black Sea and was heading towards the Tunisian port city of Gabes.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]


Still ahead,
Miss Virginia contestants are busy today, before they compete to win the crown.
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[VO-NAT ]


Plus, police bite back after a man tries to save a group of people from an alligator in Florida.
All that and more, coming up.
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[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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A 16 year old Pulaski County girl is missing, and investigators say she could be either a runway .. or an abduction.

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[TAKE BOARD FS] Tara Savannah Sheets was last seen shortly after midnight Saturday. According to authorities, family members say the girl was very active on the internet, and may be with someone she met there. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
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[Warner-Fundraising]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]

With a major election for the state on the way this fall, Governor Mark Warner wants to make sure his fellow Democrats have a fighting chance at the polls... and at the bank.
Warner headlined several fundraising events during the past week, raising more than a million dollars in one night in northern Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week]


Warner says that money will help boost the campaign coffers of Democratic candidates as well as his own political action committee.
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[SOT 12:41:25]
[IN Q=The kind of]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: THE KIND OF RESOURCES WE'VE RAISED WILL HELP US NOT ONLY SUPPORT CANDIDATES BUT ALSO ADVOCATE FOR OUR APPROACH WHICH IS LET'S BRING BACK FISCAL SANITY TO THE COMMONWEALTH, LET'S MAKE THE INVESTMENTS IN EDUCATION WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT WE'VE GOT THAT WELL-TRAINED WORKFORCE.))
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Warner's PAC now has more than one and a half million dollars in the bank.


[Miss-VA]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=cda]
[TAPE#=03-25 46:49]
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Twenty-seven women who want to be the next Miss Virginia mixed pastels and paints with children this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

They're competing in the Miss Virginia Pageant in Roanoke this week. This morning, they were with twenty-eight kids from the West End Center.
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[SOT- 1:07:00]
[IN Q=We have been singing]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Pitts/Miss Virginia 2002]

((JENNIFER PITTS/MISS VIRGINIA 2002: WE HAVE BEEN SINGING ALL MORNING AND DANCING WITH THEM AND CHASING THEM AROUND. WE'VE BEEN HAVING A REALLY NICE TIME.))
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[OUT Q=a really nice time.]
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[VO-NAT]

This is the first year the pageant has teamed up with the West End Center and the Art Museum. The kids come from poor backgrounds and are not able to attend camp. The pageant gives the contestants and the kids a chance to have fun and learn some art. The 50th Anniversary Miss Virginia Pageant events are going on all week in Roanoke. The pageant itself runs Thursday through Saturday.
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[SML-Water]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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It finally looks and feels like summer, and that's particularly welcome at places like Smith Mountain Lake. But even with the return of sunshine, the lake is still feeling other effects of the very wet spring.
Jennifer Wishon has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Hawk Lamb/Captain's Quarters Owner; :13 ]
[SUPER=01-Asa Richards/Captain's Quarters Employee; :21 ]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Smith Mountain Lake]

((((Nats of boat or jet ski)) Boat enthusiasts at Smith Mountain Lake say lately it's been feast or famine. Either not enough or too much rain, but Sunday everyone agreed the weather was just right.
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[SOT 30:22:08]
[IN Q=Business is going]

((HAWK LAMB/CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS OWNER: BUSINESS IS GOING GREAT. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST DAYS THAT WE'VE HAD SO FAR THIS YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=far this year]

Things have just recently started looking up.
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[SOT 34:30:19]
[IN Q=Here lately it's]

((ASA RICHARDS/CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS EMPLOYEE: HERE LATELY IT'S BEEN, IT'S RAINING TOO MUCH AND WATER'S MUDDY AND IT JUST HASN'T BEEN A GOOD YEAR FOR LAKE PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=for lake people]


But the lull in business may benefit the customer in the future.
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[SOT 31:44:11]
[IN Q=There's so little]

((HAWK LAMB/CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS OWNER: THERE'S SO LITTLE TRAFFIC THIS YEAR, AND I THINK THAT PEOPLE ARE JUST TRYING TO, THEY'LL EVEN CUT THEIR PRICES A LITTLE BIT JUST TO GET WHAT LITTLE TRAFFIC IS COMING IN.))
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[OUT Q=is coming in]

It was a money making day for another business on the lake, despite a recent advisory.
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[SOT 25:40:14]
[IN Q=The health department]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS ISSUED A WATER QUALITY ADVISORY HERE AT THE CRAZY HORSE MARINA AND CAMPGROUND. OFFICIALS SAY RECENT RAINS HAVE WASHED BACTERIA INTO THE WATER. THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY DECLINED TO GO ON CAMERA BUT SAYS HE'S AWAITING THE RESULTS OF A PRIVATE TEST HE BELIEVES WILL SHOW THERE'S BACTERIA ALL AROUND THE LAKE.))
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[OUT Q=around the lake]

Many said the water was too cold to go swimming and they weren't too worried.
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[SOT 38:59:06]
[IN Q=I think it's gonna be]

((JUSTIN PRILMAMAN/JET SKIIER: I THINK IT'S GONNA BE SHORT TERM, IT'S JUST BASICALLY RUNOFF FROM A LOT OF THE FARMS AROUND THE AREA.))
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[OUT Q=around the area]
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[SOT 32:14:09]
[IN Q=I'm getting a lot]

((HAWK LAMB/CAPTAIN'S QUARTER OWNER: I'M GETTING A LOT OF PEOPLE COMMENTING ON THIS AND I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS AND I DON'T KNOW IF THEY KNOW. NO, I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT IT AND I TELL PEOPLE IF IT WAS THAT BAD THEY'D STOP PEOPLE FROM GETTING ON THE LAKE.))
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[OUT Q=on the lake]

Recent rains also washed some debris into the lake, but boaters say traffic on the lake has pushed most of it to the shore.
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[SOT 28:37:25]
[IN Q=There are a little]

((ERICK JANSSON/JET SKIIER: THERE ARE A LITTLE DEBRIS, BUT NOT EVERYWHERE, YOU HAVE TO GO A BIT FARTHER UP.))
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[OUT Q=bit farther up]

Boaters say they can deal with a little debris, but hope more excessive rains won't force them to park their boats for the rest of the summer. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Smith Mountain Lake.))
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[Stocks]


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Stock markets are taking a tumble today. At Noon,
[super=460-y/155.39/y/40.01;]

the Dow was DOWN 155 points, Nasdaq DOWN 40 points.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Still ahead, the Hulk is getting lots of green at the Box Office.
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[VO-NAT ]

and the right turns proved to be a little tricky for some Nascar drivers this weekend.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=ACC/Big East]


A-C-C Presidents are expected to hold yet another conference call later this week, but the situation appears as muddy as ever. The latest telephone get-together over the weekend ended with the same result as all the others this month: no agreement on league expansion. While things can still change rapidly, the options receiving most attention at the moment are adding only Miami .. or bringing on the Hurricanes, Virginia Tech, and either Boston College or Syracuse.



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[ANCHOR= Marya]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
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Yesterday's road race in Sonoma became a battle of Gordons.
Robby held off Jeff to claim the first victory in 33 races for Richard Childress Racing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sonoma, CA/Fox; :00]


Boris (Sed) Said started on the pole today in Jerry (NAY-DEW) Nadeau's car.
It was a tough day for Matt Kenseth who went way behind early, thanks to losing a tire heading into the pits.
A little later, Elliott Sadler runs over Kyle Petty to bring out the local caution flag.
Then with just 45 laps to go, somebody forgot to tell these guys that three-wide doesn't work on the road course.

Jeff Burton, Scott Pruett and Kurt Busch cause a huge traffic jam.
With just 31 circuits left, Robby Gordon got past Johnny Benson for the lead and held off a hard charging Jeff Gordon for his 2nd career win.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Robby Gordon/2nd Career Win; :04]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Finished 2nd; :21]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=surprised by that."]
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[SUPER=0106-6. Boris Said//7. Ron Fellows//8. Rusty Wallace//9. Bobby Labonte//10. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
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[SUPER=0106-11. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//12. Tony Stewart//13. Michael Waltrip//14. Matt Kenseth//15. Ricky Rudd//;]
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[SUPER=0106-16. Ward Burton//17. Jimmie Johnson//18. Sterling Marlin//19. Mark Martin//20. Jamie McMurray//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0106-21. Ricky Craven//22. Elliott Sadler//23. Todd Bodine//24. Johnny Miller//25. Terry Labonte//;]
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[S-Barbers]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-147 TC15400]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The NFL Twins Camp is back in the Valley starting today. Tiki and Ronde Barber will bring take their gig from Cave Spring High School to the junior high in this the 6th year of the camp.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Walt Derey/Camp Director; :00]
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[OUT Q=excited about that."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./June 2002; :]


Campers will get the best of speed and agility drills, but the week is about so much more than just football.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=learn the most of."]
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[Box-Office]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


"The Hulk" muscled its way into June the box-office record books on its opening weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-"The Hulk" - Universal;]


The comic-book adaptation took in 62-point-six million dollars.
That's the biggest gross ever for a June opening.
Despite the big numbers,'' The Hulk" took in about 23 million dollars LESS in its opening weekend than the X-Men sequel did last month.
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[Anchor=Marya]

[TAKE FS CHYRON]
[SUPER=77-The Hulk/62.6/Finding Nemo/20.5/2 Fast 2 Furious/10.3/Bruce Almighty/10/The Italian Job/7.2;]

"Finding Nemo" slipped to second place.
"2 Fast 2 Furious" finished third. "Bruce Almighty" and "The Italian Job" rounded out the top five.


[Alligator]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jwa]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Finally, a Florida man is in swampy waters with police, after trying to save a group of people from a six-foot alligator.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tavares, FL]


Michael McCormick says he was driving down the road when he noticed an alligator watching a woman and some children playing.
McCormick didn't think the woman was aware the gator was watching her, so he got out of his truck and tied the 6-foot gator.
McCormick then called police, who told him he took the wrong course of action.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In all honesty, I started]

((MICHAEL MCCORMICK/TICKETED: IN ALL HONESTY, I STARTED CRYING. IT REALLY HURT ME CAUSE I THOUGHT I WAS DOING THE RIGHT THING. I WAS THE ONE WHO INITALLY CALLED THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE WHOLE NINE YARDS, AND THEN THEY GET THERE AND TELL ME, LET THE ALLIGATOR GO BUT YOU HAVE TO STAY HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Michael McCormick/Ticketed]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=have to stay here.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police issued McCormick a 180-dollar citation for possessing an alligator.
Instead of tying up the alligator, they told him he should have helped the woman and children into his truck.
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