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Coming up on News 7-
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New homes mean new headaches for some. Why people are fighting a proposed housing development.
Did Princess Diana predict her own death months before the fatal crash?
Plus academy Award winner Robert DeNiro is diagnosed with cancer. His prognosis.. coming up.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[SOT 55:37]
[IN Q=We've been through]

((BOB SEYMOUR/NEARBY RESIDENT: WE'VE BEEN THROUGH A LOT OF THESE KIND OF THINGS BEFORE AND IT'S NOT EASY TAKING A STAND FOR IT, BUT NOTHING IS A DONE DEAL.))
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[OUT Q=is a done deal]
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[VO-NAT]


Residents fear a proposed development near the Blue Ridge Parkway will do more harm than good.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]

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If you build it, they will come.... but some residents in Southwest Roanoke County say not so fast.
At issue is a developer's plan to build up to 200 homes in the Back Creek area. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with both sides of the debate. Justin?
Jean, we're talking about an upscale subdivision for an area that is mainly rural.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


It would have a lot amenities including trails, fishing ponds, a clubhouse, a pool, and tennis courts.
That may sound nice but some nearby residents say if this goes through, there goes the neighborhood.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Thomason/Roanoke Co. Resident; :12]
[SUPER=01-David Vaughn/Developer; :33]
[SUPER=01-Bob Seymour/Roanoke Co. Resident; :45]
[SUPER=01-Pam Berberich/Citizens for Smart Growth; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=HANDLE A NEIGHBORHOOD OF 200]

((((NAT SOUND OF THE AREA; USE THE SHOT OF 9:25:09))
Here nestled near the Blue Ridge Parkway is 200 acres of undeveloped land.
But soon these trees may be replaced with houses.
[SOT 51:57]
[IN Q=I have a beautiful]

((DAVID THOMASON/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THAT AREA AND THE PARKWAY RIGHT NOW AND IF HE SLAPS IN THESE HOMES I WILL HAVE A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF ROOFTOPS.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=view of rooftops]


Those rooftops would be located behind Back Creek Elementary.
Developer David Vaughn wants to build up to 200 homes that will range in price from 300 to 800-thousand dollars.
He explained the project to nearby residents at a community meeting Monday night.
[SOT 24:54]
[IN Q=I want to work with]

((DAVID VAUGHN/DEVELOPER: I WANT TO WORK WITH THEM AND I HAVE IN THE PAST AND I LOOK FORWARD TO DOING IT IN THE FUTURE.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=in the future]


A future many residents say would be ruined if this development is built.
Their first concern?
The schools in the area.
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[IN Q=We are very concerned]

((BOB SEYMOUR/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: WE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE CONTINUAL GROWTH THAT DOESN'T SEEM TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE NEED TO EXPAND THE FACILITIES IN ANTICIPATION OF THAT GROWTH.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=of that growth]


The developer has offered to a build a new elementary school and lease it back to the county.
He's also agreed to add a turn lane on Route 221 which many residents point out is already overcrowded.
In the end however, the property is already zoned and the developer hopes to acquire the land and begin construction within three months.
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[IN Q=We're not saying]

((PAM BERBERICH/CITIZENS FOR SMART GROWTH: WE'RE NOT SAYING THAT WE DON'T WANT IT EVER WE'RE SAYING AT THIS POINT WE CAN'T HANDLE A NEIGHBORHOOD OF 200.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=neigborhood of 200]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


A group called Citizens for Smart Growth concedes it will be difficult to stop this project unless the developer plans to tap into the county's water and septic system.
If that happens, it would have to go to a vote before the planning commission and then the Board of Supervisors.
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Jean, the developer says he wants to continue working with nearby residents cause as he points out he plans to live in this subdivision.

[Mayfield]


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Roanoke City school officials say they followed proper procedure in the investigation of an assault charge against a teacher who committed suicide, but the teacher's family wants some answers. In a letter to Superintendent Wayne Harris, a spokesman for Ronald Mayfield's family is requesting an explanation of events leading up to his suicide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday;]

The 55- year- old's body was discovered below the Niagara Dam last week. That after a witness saw a man leap from the railing of the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge. A suicide note was found at the scene.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Mayfield had been suspended with pay after a middle school student accused him of assault. An investigation cleared the teacher of any wrong doing, but his family says he was never notified. The family wants to know why, along with why the complaint was not immediately reported to police.
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[TAKE FS] The family's spokesman writes: "It certainly appears that the Roanoke City School Administration mishandled the entire situation and our family wants some answers to our questions...."
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

However, in another letter to school board members today, superintendent Wayne Harris said the administration followed normal procedures.
Harris said the school system did not notify police about the assault charge because there was no evidence of a crime.

[File-Sharing]


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If you like to download music, then you'll want to listen up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September]


The Recording Industry Association of America is threatening to sue another 204 people for copyright infringement.
This in addition to the 261 individuals the association has already sued for illegally swapping songs over the internet.
What do the artists think about this? We put that question to members of Matchbox 20 when the band played in Roanoke over the weekend.
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[SOT 8:53]
[IN Q=if you can]

((ROB THOMAS/LEAD SINGER: IF YOU CAN BUY A COMPUTER AND CD BURNING YOU CAN BUY A CD, C'MON.)) ((PAUL DOUCETTE/DRUMMER: THAT SAID I THINK IT'S UNDERSTANDABLE, I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF PAYING 17 DOLLARS FOR A CD THEY ONLY LIKE ONE SONG ON.))
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[SUPER=01-Paul Doucette/Matchbox 20 Drummer; :04 HOT CHANGE]
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[OUT Q=like one song on]
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[VO-NAT]


The band says the solution is to lower c-d prices and ticket prices for concerts.
Members also think it is wrong for the music industry to sue 16 year olds for music piracy.
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[Barrels]


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Some of the containers found at Roanoke's new Stadium/Amphitheatre site have hazardous chemicals inside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 26;]

Crews have dug up containers several times since late August, including one barrel and four pails unearthed earlier this month. Tests on those containers revealed chloroform, trichloro-ethene, and lead in amounts exceeding federal regulatory thresholds. That means they have to be handled as hazardous waste. City officials say the chemicals are the same ones already identified on the site going back to the 19-70's, and no new containers have been found since.
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[Kobe-case]


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NBA player Kobe Bryant will stand trial on a rape charge- a judge made the decision tonight.
More now from Jennifer Miller in Eagle, Colorado.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Eagle, CO; :07]
[SUPER=01-Kobe Bryant/Defendant; :16]
[SUPER=01-Karen Steinhauser/Denver University Law School; :37]
[SUPER=01-Mickey Sherman/CBS News Legal Analyst; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Eagle Colorado.]

((ACCUSTOMED TO ATTENTION ON THE BASKETBALL COURT, NBA STAR KOBE BRYANT MUST NOW PREPARE TO FACE THE GLARE OF A COURTROOM SPOTLIGHT. MONDAY, A COLORADO JUDGE RULED BRYANT WILL GO TO TRIAL ON A CHARGE HE RAPED A 19-YEAR OLD WOMAN LAST SUMMER. KOBE BRYANT: "BASKETBALL, ZERO ANXIETY, OTHER STUFF, A LITTLE ANXIETY." IN HIS RULING, THE JUDGE WAS CRITICAL OF THE PROSECUTION'S CASE, SAYING "...IT PERMITS MULTIPLE INFERENCES." AND DOES "NOT SUPPORT A FINDING OF PROBABLE CAUSE." BUT AT PRELIMINARY HEARING, COLORADO LAW FAVORS THE PROSECUTION. KAREN STEINHAUSER/DENVER UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL: "THIS DA TOOK TWO WEEKS BEFORE HE EVEN MADE A DECISION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT CHARGES SHOULD BE BROUGHT IN THIS CASE. (edit) THE PROSECUTOR CAN ONLY FILE A CASE IF THEY BELIEVE THEY CAN PROVE THAT CASE BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT TO A JURY OF TWELVE." WHILE IN COURT, A DETECTIVE TESTIFIED THE VICTIM SAID SHE AND BRYANT FLIRTED AND KISSED, BUT THEN BRYANT FORCED HER TO HAVE SEX. CRITICS SAY THE CASE IS WEAK. MICKEY SHERMAN/CBS NEWS LEGAL ANALYST: "I THINK THE PROSECUTION'S CASE DID TAKE A HEAVY BEATING. WE SAW SOME PRETTY COMPELLING EVIDENCE THAT'S GOING TO BE VERY HELPFUL FOR THE DEFENSE AT TRIAL." TRYING TO DISCREDIT THE VICTIM, THE DEFENSE BROUGHT UP HER SEXUAL HISTORY, POINTING OUT DNA THAT DIDN'T BELONG TO THE DEFENDANT, WAS FOUND IN THE VICTIM'S UNDERWEAR. AS DAMAGING AS THAT INFORMATION COULD BE, IT MIGHT NOT EVER BE ALLOWED IN COURT. Jennifer Miller/CBS News: NEXT UP FOR BRYANT IS HIS ARRAIGNMENT, WHERE HE WILL LIKELY ENTER A FORMAL PLEA OF NOT GUILTY ... AFTER WHICH HIS CASE COULD GO TO TRIAL WITHIN SIX MONTHS. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, EAGLE COLORADO.))

[Airport-Boxcutter]


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He said he was trying to test airport security.
Now it could cost him years in jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD]


Nathaniel Heatwole tells federal agents he went through normal security procedures at airports in Baltimore and Raleigh-Durham.
The box-cutters and other items he stashed aboard the planes weren't found for nearly five weeks... even though Heatwole tipped off authorities about the stunt.
He now faces federal charges.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This was]

((THOMAS DIBIAGIO/U. S. ATTORNEY; THIS WAS NO A PRANK, THIS WAS NOT POOR JUDGMENT, THIS WAS A CRIME.))
[SUPER=01-Thomas DiBiagio/U. S. Attorney]
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[OUT Q=was a crime.]
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[VO-NAT]


Heatwole was released on his own recognizance.
He was ordered to stay either at his parents' home in Maryland or at an approved address while attending classes at Guilford College in Greensboro.
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[Tease1]
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A big surprise in the sniper trial and it's only the first day of testimony.
Details on that next.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Did Princess Diana believe someone was trying to kill her?
New calls for an investigation into her death when we come back.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=...in sports"]
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[Knox]


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Federal prosecutors typically offer a deal to people associated with key figures in a criminal case.
The idea is to get lesser participants to talk, and their own charges will be reduced in return.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The case of Roanoke pain doctor Cecil Knox is no exception. Each of the co-defendants had the opportunity to enter a plea- -in exchange for testimony against Dr. Knox. One woman did reach an agreement with the government. The rest went to trial. Knox Office Manager Beverly Boone could have accepted a plea bargain, but her daughter says she'd rather see her mother imprisoned for something she didn't do ...than lie to get out of it.
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[SOT 7:15]
[IN Q=What she taught]

((BRITTANY BOONE/CO-DEFENDANT'S DAUGHTER: WHAT SHE TAUGHT ME IS YOU HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR THE WORST, BUT HOPE FOR THE BEST. THAT'S WHAT I'M DOING. Keith Humphry/NEWS 7: You don't have any predictions, otherwise? BRITTANY BOONE: JUST PRAY.))
[SUPER=01-Brittany Boone/Co-Defendant's Daughter]
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[OUT Q=just pray.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Cecil Knox]

Closing arguments are set to begin tomorrow.

[Sniper-Suspect]


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Sniper suspect John Muhammed gives his attorneys the boot today and decides to represent himself against capital murder charges.
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[VO-NAT 23.5]


In opening arguments, Muhammed claims he had nothing to do with the crime.
He's accused of killing 53 year old Dean Myers at a Manassas gas station.
Today in court a woman who worked near the site of the shooting testified that she had seen Muhammed near the crime scene- with the other suspect Lee Malvo.
The woman says she noticed the two were in a car with out of state plates.
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[SOT 1:08 ]

((DOUGLAS DUNCAN/MONTGOMERY CO., MD EXECUTIVE: IT REALLY TOOK YOU BACK AND MADE YOU REALIZE JUST HOW HORRENDOUS THE CRIME WAS. IT IS HARD TO FORGET ABOUT IT CAME BACK TODAY IN A VERY HARD FOUGHT WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Douglas Duncan/Montgomery Co., MD Executive;]
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[OUT Q=hard fought way.]
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[VO-NAT 06 plus pad]


Prosceutors claim Muhammed was the spotter in the shooting- The trial continues tomorrow in Virginia beach.
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[Bus-Accident]


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A Bedford County school bus driver woman was shaken up when the bus was hit by a tractor trailer this afternoon. Luckily no students were inside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


It happened around 2:30 - Bus number 60 was headed north on Route 122 near the intersection with Stony Fork Road.

That's when it was struck from behind by a truck driven by 32-year-old Jeffrey Cook of Glade Hill.
The bus driver, 41-year-old Angelika Donahue of Moneta, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
State police are looking into whether to charge the truck driver.
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[VML]


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[TAPE#=03-38 TC15:22]
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The Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee says the state must reinvest in basic services including education, public safety, and transportation.
Today in Roanoke, John Chichester set the stage for another budget battle in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Local leaders from across the state are in town for the annual conference of the Virginia Municipal league.
This morning they heard from Chichester and VCU political analyst Robert Holsworth.
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[IN Q=Largely I think]

((ROBERT HOLSWORTH/VCU CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY: LARGELY I THINK THAT SENATOR CHICHESTER WILL CERTAINLY BE LEADING ONE POSITION THERE IN THE SENATE. AND AT THE MOMENT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE WHO THINK THAT WHILE WE MAY NEED SOME FORM OF TAX RESTRUCTURING WHILE WE MAY NEED REINVESTMENT, TAX RESTRUCTURING SHOULD BE REVENUE NEUTRAL, AND REINVESTMENT SHOULD COME FROM RE-ORDERING EXISTING PRIORITIES.))
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[OUT Q=re-ordering existing priorities.]
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Because it's unlikely that the November elections will change the balance of power in the General Assembly, Holsworth says, the budget fight will play out inside the Republican Party.
Holsworth isn't predicting which camp will prevail.
[Tease2]
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History is touching down in the New River Valley.
How you can climb aboard some famous planes when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Robert DeNiro has played some pretty tough characters.
Now he'll have to be equally tough as he fights cancer.
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[Commercial]

[Diana-Crash]


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Did Princess Diana make a chilling prediction of her own death ten months before it happened?
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[VO-NAT 12.5]


In a letter published in the Mirror newspaper today- Diana claims there is a plot to kill her in a car crash. She gave it to her butler Paul Burrell asking him to keep it for insurance for the future.
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((PIERS MORGAN/MIRROR NEWSPAPER EDITOR: THE FACT SHE SAYS SOMEONE IS PLANNING AN ACCIDENT IN MY CAR IN WHICH I SUFFER SERIOUS HEAD INJURIES IS EXTREMELY DETAILED AND ACCURATE AS IT TURNS OUT PREDICTION OF WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN TO HER, THAT IS WHAT WILL CAUSE HUGE CONCERN.))
[SUPER=01-Piers Morgan/Mirror Newspaper Editor;]
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[OUT Q=cause huge concern.]
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[VO-NAT 07]


Diana died alongside Dodi al Fayed and their chauffeur when their Mercedes crashed in Paris in 1997.
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[SOT 1:44 ]
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((WHAT TODAY'S LETTER WILL DO IS GIVE SOME TYPE OF CREDENCE TO THE VIEW MORE TO IT THAN MEETS THE EYE AND WE SHOULD HAVE SOME FORM OF FORMAL INVESTIGATION.))
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[OUT Q=FORM OF FORMAL INVESTIGATION.]
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[vo-nat 16 plus pad]
An inquiry by French authorities in 1999 ruled the crash was an accident by the drunk chauffeur who was speeding.
Dodi's father Mohammed Al Fayed has repeatedly called for a British inquiry into the crash insisting his son and Diana were murdered, but there has never been one.
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[DeNiro-Cancer]


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Actor Robert DiNiro's been diagnosed with prostate cancer- but he is expected to make a full recovery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-File Tape;]


A spokesman for the Actor says doctors caught the cancer at an early stage during a regular checkup within the past week.
The publicist says DeNiro does not want to disclose the type of treatment he'll need.
DeNiro has been nominated for six Academy Awards and has won two- best Actor for 1980's Raging Bull and supporting Actor for 1974's "The Godfather, Part 2."
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[S-Extra]


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Game three of the world series on tap for tomorrow, words both sides to come, NHL highlights and the Hokies talk about their BCS ranking, but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


The highest-scoring team in the N-B-A has added more points. The Dallas Mavericks have traded for All-Star forward Antoine Walker, who averaged 20 points and seven rebounds for Boston last season. Walker and guard Tony Delk go from Boston to Dallas in the five-player deal. Going to the Celtics are center Raef LaFrentz, Jiri Welsch, Chris Mills, and Dallas' first-round draft choice next year.
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[go to scores] [go to break]
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[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[S-Series]


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The World Series between the Florida Marlins and New York Yankees is tied 1-1 and game three is tomorrow night in Miami. Mike Mussina starts for the Yankees while the Fish give the nod to Josh Beckett.
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[SUPER=01-Joe Torre/Yankees Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jack McKeon/Marlins Manager; :35]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Conine/Marlins Outfielder; :53]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=.....got all the history"]
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[S-NHL]


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Only four games faced off in the NHL tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Panthers vs. Rangers; :00]

The New York Rangers ended their season-opening four-game winless skid by beating Florida 3-to-1. Eric Lindros and Tom Poti (POH'-tee) each scored goals. The Panthers are 0-3-and-2 since
[SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/Red Wings vs. Canadiens;]


In other action, Montreal downed Detroit 2-1. Steve Begin (beh-ZHAY') and Richard Zednik had second-period goals to support Mathieu Garon (gah-ROHN') in Montreal's win. Garon stopped 18 shots in his first start of the season. Dominik Hasek (HAH'-shehk) made 13 saves for the Wings.
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[S-Express]


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[GRAPHIC=Express]

The Express now has 18 skaters and two goalies thanks to the signing of defenseman Steve Burgess today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The Express skated against Long beach with four defensemen. Roanoke has given up 11 goals in its first two games.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tim O'Connell/Express Defenseman; :20]
[SUPER=01-Duncan Dalmao/Express Defenseman; :35]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=.....you'll see that"]
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[S-BCS]


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The first Bowl Championship Series rankings of the season have been released, and Virginia Tech is ranked third behind number one Oklahoma and Miami. The Hokies know they control their own destiny.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Jake Grove/Va. Tech Senior Center; :00]
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[OUT Q=...winning these games."]
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[S-Jeff]


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[GRAPHIC=Martinsville]


Jeff Gordon, who has 63 career victories, has dominated Martinsville this season, but that's the only track he owns. The Subway 500 winner heads into the final four races of the season with only two wins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


Gordon has not had fewer than three wins since the 1994 season. He is sixth in points, 346 out of the lead, but remains positive.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Subway 500 Winner; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...getbeck there eventually"]
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[S-Giddings]


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Over the weekend, former Blacksburg basketball standout Jaron Giddings verbally committed to play college basketball for the University of Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


The 6 foot 9, 215 pound senior is playing his final high school season at R.J. Reynolds in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Giddings averaged 16 points and 8 points for the Bruins last season and is projected as a forward for the Spiders.

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[anchor=steve]
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E.C. Glass 6'10" center Drew Crank also announced today that he has verbally committed to Richmond. Crank averaged 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Hilltoppers last season. He also gets a full scholarship to play hoops for the Spiders.


[Historic-Planes]


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World-War Two enthusiasts can now fly back in time at the Virginia Tech Airport.
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The vintage B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-24 Liberator are on display at the airport in honor of World War Two veterans. The planes have been restored to their wartime condition. Only five B-17's of this type are currently flying in the U-S, while the B-24 is the only one of its kind flying in the world. The planes will be on display through tomorrow. You'll have to pay though to actually fly in one. It'll cost 400-dollars. (------------)