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Longtime Senator Strom Thurmond had died-
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This is what's going on tonight in Rhode Island- a huge fire has burned there for hours.
And 27 women, but only one will become the next Miss Virginia.
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And Miami says it hasn't made up its mind about the ACC.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Longtime Senator Strom Thurmond has died tonight in South Carolina.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
He was the conservative outspoken Senator from South Carolina who served for decades on Capitol Hill.
Thurmond died earlier this evening at 100 years old.
Drew Levinson takes a look back at Strom Thurmond's life.
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((The Senate will come to order. Strom Thurmond, "I'm here because it's my duty to be here, and I enjoy being here. The South Carolina Senator would not give up. Even as he was approaching 100 years, he was determined to serve out his term. As the oldest and longest serving member of the U.S. Senate, he made many records during his service, beginning with his unusual start in 1954. Thurmond was the first person in U.S. history to be voted into A major office by a write-in ballot. Ten years later, the Democrat set a record for the longest filibuster in Senate history. He spoke for 24-hours and 18-minutes against a civil rights bill, a landmark bill which ultimately passed. Thurmond, "The Democratic party has proved it is no longer independent." Shortly thereafter, Thurmond switched to the Republican party and gained a reputation as one of its most conservative members. By joining the GOP, the popular Thurmond effectively broke the Democratically controlled south. His southern strategy was credited with helping Richard Nixon win the 1968 presidential election. Chapter after chapter of Strom Thurmond's life was dedicated to public service. He began as a teacher, then a state senator and judge before he volunteered to serve in World War 2. Landing in Normandy with the 82nd Airborne Division, Thurmond returned a highly decorated hero. Next, as governor of South Carolina, he made notable improvements education, employment and transportation. 1948 Thurmond even took a respectable stab at the 1948 presidential election, running as the State's Rights candidate.But once he got to the Senate, he stayed. SWEARING IN, "I do, and always have." Throughout his life he was a champion of South Carolina. But his legacy may be that he changed the political landscape of the south. DL, CBS News.))

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The future of the Henry County school system is beginning to take shape.
Last month, the school board agreed to once again consider closing and consolidating several schools.
Today, the public got a chance to see a number of different plans. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod was there and joins us now with details. Justin?
Jean, simply put, here we go again but the school system promises this time it will be different.
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You may remember two years ago Henry County attempted and failed to consolidate several schools.
Strong opposition from the community helped to kill it.
That's why the school board wants to make sure the public is given every opportunity to give its input before a decision is made.
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There are currently four consolidation plans, each with different options.
One would keep four high schools, others would close one or two.
Under each plan, at least three elementary schools will close.
They include Fieldale, Figsboro, and Spencer-Penn.
As far as the middle schools, one option would close all four.
The school board says dwindling enrollment and a loss of 2 1/2 million dollars in local aid in the last two years makes consolidation inevitable.
That is because administrators have already cut several course offerings and eliminated 153 positions.
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At today's public forum, the public got the chance to speak to school board members and administrators one on one.


They were also given the opportunity to write down suggestions.
The school board will now review them at a workshop scheduled for next Thursday.
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Jean, the final plan should be in place by this fall and once its decided it will take effect for the 2004-2005 school year.


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A massive fire is burning out of control in Rhode Island tonight.
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The fire started at the Florence Dye Company in Woonsocket but has spread to several other buildings in the factory complex.
There have also been reports of explosions in the fire.
The blaze began at about seven tonight and it is still raging at this hour.
As the pictures clearly show the flames are out of control.
So far it is not known if there are any injuries- or what may have caused this fire.
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[Medicare]


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Lawmakers are working into the night on Capitol Hill.
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They're hashing out bills that would offer prescription drug coverage for millions of American seniors.
Although the house and senate bills differ, both would give older people access to prescription drugs under private insurance plans- partially subsidized by the government.
Low income seniors would receive even more federal help to purchase their drugs.
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But first the house and senate must agree on a 400 billion dollar drug benefit and medicare reform package. Lawmakers disagree on some details of the plan, but President Bush is urging them to work quickly so he can sign a bill into law.
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[MIss-Virginia]


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Three nights of competition for the Miss Virginia crown got underway tonight.
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27 women are vying for the title.
This is the 50th anniversary of the pageant, and many former Miss Virginia's were on hand, including Nicole Johnson and Kylene Barker Hibbard who went on to become Miss America.
The contest will wrap up Saturday night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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Construction for Lane Stadium may move forward now that Virginia Tech has landed a spot in the A-C-C.
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Earlier this month, the university announced construction for the west end expansion was on hold, due to the uncertainty of Tech's future in the Big East conference. University spokesman Larry Hincker says it's a strong possibility that will change, but it's still too early to decide. The university is, however moving forward with the design and planning phase of the project, thanks to nearly two-million dollars in donations from Tech alumni.
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Miami is still weighing its options. President Donna Shalala says the school's reviewing an informal counter-offer from the Big East and crunching the numbers on the proposed 2-team expansion.
Mike Stevens will have more on that in Sports.

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Today the U-S Supreme Court struck down a law against gay sex in Texas as an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.
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In a six to three decision the high court said the government does not have the right to police what kind of sexual activity people engage in in privacy. It is just what gay rights activists had hoped for. Four years ago, Houston residents John Lawrence and Tyron Garner never thought they'd wind up in the supreme court when police found the men having sex at Lawrence's apartment. A neighbor filed a false report of an intruder in the building so police would find the two men.
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((JOHN GEDDES LAWRENCE/PLAINTIFF-WE'RE GLAD THAT THIS RULING NOT ONLY LETS US GET ON WITH OUR LIVES, BUT THAT IT OPENS THE DOOR FOR GAY PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO BE TREATED EQUAL.))
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In a dissenting opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia said the court has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda and taken sides in the culture war. The ruling will have an effect on twelve other states, including Virginia, that carry sodomy laws.
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Virginia's anti-sodomy law applies equally to heterosexuals and homosexuals.
But gay rights supporters say the law was used solely to discriminate against homosexuals.
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((VICTORIA COBB/FAMILY FOUNDATION OF VA: TODAY THE SC OPENED UP THE DOOR TO HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE, HOMOSEXUAL ADOPTION, THE ABILITY TO TEACH CRIMES AGAINST NATURE IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.))
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says he disagrees with the ruling.
He says the General Assembly has consistently rejected attempts to repeal the state's sodomy law in the past.
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The Reverend Jerry Falwell says today's ruling by the Supreme Court could set a dangerous precedent. Speaking from Liberty University in Lynchburg, he said sodomy laws should never have applied to married couples and that he foresaw this kind of ruling eventually coming.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/FOUNDER AND CHANCELLOR, LIBERTY UNIVERSITY-THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THE MARRIAGE BED IS UNDER FILE AND MAN AND WOMAN LEGALLY MARRIED HAVE BIBLICALLY THE RIGHT OF INTIMACY WITH ONE ANOTHER AND I THINK THAT'S ALL INCLUSIVE. I THINK WHAT THE LAW TODAY HAD TO DO WITH WAS GAY SEX BETWEEN PARTICULARLY TWO MEN COMMITTING SODOMY AND I SAID THAT'S AN UNENFORCEABLE LAW.))
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The reverend also said the ruling could take society down a slippery slope--leading to the legalization of prostitution, heroin and cocaine-- because those things are done in private.
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Was an area woman the victim of a sniper?
The latest on the shooting when News 7 returns.
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((Hey, folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as this four foot eleven inch woman again proves she can be the most powerful person in college sports. Frank Beamer is back home and hoping to a clean bill of health tomorrow. The Barbers are tag teamed Nelly tomorrow in LA.

And Lebron open the NBA draft in style tonight on the Big 7.))[Windshield-Death]


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A jury today finds a woman guilty of murder for letting a man die on the windshield after she hit him with her car.
Tonight Chante Mallard took the stand saying she was too muddled by fear and drugs to do the right thing that night.
As Stacy Case reports, Mallard testified in the penalty phase of the trial tonight.
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((THE VERDICT WAS SWIFT AND SURE.....CHANTE MALLARD STOLE GREG BIGGS' CHANCES OF GETTING HELP AND ULTIMATELY STOLE HIS LIFE. SUPER: JUDGE JAMES WILSON/TARRANT COUNTY 11:46:03 we jury find defendant chante mallard guilty of mallard TRACK: MALLARD THEN TOOK THE STAND DURING THE PENALTY PHASE. SHE DESCRIBED WHAT HAPPENED WHEN SHE GOT OUT OF HER CAR AND SAW BIGGS. CHANTE MALLARD/CONVICTED OF MURDER 'I seen a man's leg and I didn't know what to do ... I panicked and started screaming." AS BIGGS LAY MOANING, LODGED IN HER WINDSHIELD... MALLARD PARKED HER CAR IN HER GARAGE. BECAUSE SHE HAD BEEN DOING DRUGS MALLARD SAYS SHE WAS TOO ASHAMED TO CALL 9-1-1 OR EVEN HER FAMILY. INSTEAD, TWO MEN HELPED DUMP BIGGS BODY IN AN AREA PARK. MALLARD "I have ruined lives of other people, I have ruined my family's life, and I am truly sorry" STACY CASE/REPORTING: JURORS DETERMINED MALLARD COULD HAVE HELPED BIGGS IF SHE HAD WANTED TO. SHE WAS A NURSE'S AID. HER BROTHER, A FORT WORTH FIREFIGHTER. NOW JURORS WILL DECIDE IF SHE'LL SPEND THE REST OF HER LIFE IN PRISON. STACY CASE CBS NEWS FORT WORTH.))

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A local woman is out of the hospital after being shot on an interstate last night.
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It happened in Cocke (KAHK) County Tennessee on Interstate 40, about 50 miles east of Knoxville.
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Two vehicles were involved.
The driver of this pickup truck was killed when his vehicle came under fire.
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19-year old Kimberly Bede (Buh-DEE) of Moneta was riding in the other car involved.
She was rushed to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, and was released this evening.
Police say a sniper may be to blame.
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Investigators are looking into the cause of a plane crash this morning in Giles County.
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It happened around 9:45 in a field near Pearis Mountain. Officials say the pilot of the cropduster plane was spraying the area for gypsy moths, when he made a forced landing due to engine trouble. The plane hit a pile of rocks before coming to rest. Officials say some fuel was leaked, but no pesticides were released. The pilot, John Tallman of Pennsylvania, was flown to New River Valley Medical Center and treated for minor injuries.


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Just in time for the summer heat, the water in parts of Smith Mountain Lake gets a passing grade.
That's next on News 7.
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Plus, thousands of school kids pour into London ...not to see the Palace or the Queen...but to see someone even MORE royal and magical... in their eyes.
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[Lake-Water]


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A summer hot spot at Smith Mountain Lake is out from under a water quality advisory.
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Last week, the health department issued a warning about the water around the Crazy Horse Campground and Marina.

Officials said heavy rainfall washed too much bacteria into the area. But samples taken this week by the Health Department and an independent company satisfied standards. Regardless, officials say bacteria levels can vary at different locations in a single body of water.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The advisory *is* still in effect at Ponderosa Campground.

[Potter-Author]


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Author J-K Rowling was working her magic today in London.
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Up to four thousand kids from across Great Britain gathered at London's Royal Albert Hall to listen to Rowling answer questions and read parts of her latest book 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.' She says the Harry Potter phenomenom has been a grueling ride, so when asked what kind of magical power she wished she had...
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((J.K. ROWLING/AUTHOR, HARRY POTTER BOOKS-IF I COULD HAVE ANY POWER I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE POWER OF INVISIBILITY. IT'S A LITTLE BIT SAD, BUT I WOULD PROBABLY SNEAK OFF TO A CAFE AND WRITE ALL DAY))
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Thousands may have gathered for a chance to meet and hear Rowling, but millions more stared at computer screens. An exclusive worldwide webcast was beamed to 34 countries in 18 different languages.
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[S-Extra]


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Donna Shalala has the microphone tonight, and you'll want to hear what she has to say. We caught up with Frank Beamer today as he arrived home. And the Barbers are heading west to run elbows with Nelly tomorrow. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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The NBA draft was held tonight in New York and to no one's surprise - Lebron James was the first pick going to Cleveland. Four high schoolers went in the first round. And this freshman Chris Bosh out of Georgia Tech was taken fourth by Toronto. The last player selected in the first round was Wake Forest's Josh Howard who went to the Mavericks.
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[S-ACC]


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The ACC announced tonight that it will hold a formal news conference concerning its invitations of Virginia Tech and Miami next Tuesday night in Greensboro. That means nothing is likely to happen tomorrow or over the weekend.
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Tech is ready to roll, but Miami isn't so sure.
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The school's Board of Trustees met this afternoon and then school president Donna Shalala said the Canes would wait until Monday before deciding whether to join the ACC. The Big East is also appealing to Miami to stay put.
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ACC commissioner John Swofford responded to those comments tonight carefully. He said he fully appreciates Miami's need to thoroughly evaluate their decision. He also said the Donna Shalala's quote "dynamic leadership" would be a tremendous plus to the conference.

[S-Frank]


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Frank Beamer is back in Blacksburg. The 56 year old coach flew back from his Georgia vacation today, after chest pains and an unexpected hospital visit cut his vaction short. Travis Wells has more on Beamer's return to Tech.
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((Beamer: It must be a slow news day...
Slow only when compared to Wednesday's events, which included an ACC site visit to the Virginia Tech campus and a subsequent invitation to the Hokies to join a new league. Beamer says that he is feeling fine and that he will consult with his Roanoke cardiolgist on Friday just to be sure.
Beamer:
Travis: While Beamer is thankful for his good health, he took time to hand out some words of gratitude for the folks in Charlottesville, and the state legislators who took major steps to ensure Tech's athletic well being.
Beamer:
While Tech appears poised to accept the ACC's offer, Miami on the other hand, has put off a decision on joining. But Tech AD Jim Weaver says the Canes decision will have little bearing on the Hokies.
Jim:
In Blacksburg, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

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Tiki and Ronde Barber gave the Roy Stanley scholarship fund a $4000 gift yesterday. They were planning to also give of their time at celebrity golf tournament and autograph session, but some contractual obligations will now force them to miss the event.
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The Barbers will travel to California to tape a national commercial for CHAMPS sporting goods right alongside multiple Grammy nominee Nelly.
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[go to pinnacle] We will accept cash, checks and credit cards at the auction that is open to the public. We also have secured some autographed items from Lee Suggs, and LPGA star Donna Andrews. It's all for Roy Stanley. Hope you can join us at Hanging Rock.
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Frank Sinatra's played there. So has Elvis Presley and Garth Brooks.
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Today the Jacksonville Coliseum came tumbling down- in about ten seconds.
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Demolition engineers used 275 thousand pounds of explosives- that's about 410 sticks of dynamite- to demolish the building.
The 43 year old building was outdated.
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