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Coming up on News 7-
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Is Botetourt caught between a rock and a hard place? The latest on plans for a quarry.
More pictures coming out of Iraqi prisoner abuse and new inforation from the Red Cross.
And a woman says tears are flowing from a portrait of Jesus- now the neighbors are taking a look.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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They fear it will damage the environment and their quality of life.
Tonight, citizen efforts to stonewall a proposed quarry are closer to success.
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Plans for a new quarry in Botetourt County are on a shaky foundation tonight.
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Timber Ridge Properties wants 300-acres between Fincastle and Eagle Rock rezoned so it can operate a stone quarry and processing plant.
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At tonight's planning commission meeting opponents raised concerns about increased noise and traffic and possible contamination of Catawba Creek.
Supporters said it would bring much needed tax revenue to the county.
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After four hours of debate, the Planning commission voted three to two against the proposed rezoning.
The commission's recommendation now goes to the board of supervisors, which has the final say.

[Snakehead]


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It's a ravenous predator that can terrorize marine life and walk out of the water.
Now a snakehead fish has been found in Virginia.
On Friday a fisherman caught one in a creek near Mount Vernon in Northern Virginia.
The deparment of Game and Inland Fisheries believes it's an isolated case, probably an aquarium fish released into the wild.
After snakeheads were found in Maryland two years ago, the fish was added to Virginia's list of predatory and undesirable species. That means they're prohibited in the commonwealth without special permits.

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250 years ago this month, the first group of men ever to hold public office in Bedford County convened its first official meeting.
Tonight, a re-creation of that event took place.. powdered wigs and all.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Twenty years before our country was born, Bedford County was already doing business on its own.
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((ON THE FIFTH DAY OF MAY, IN THE 27TH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF OUR SOVEREIGN LORD, GEORGE SECUNDIS REX..))
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In May of 1754, members of the first governing body met and swore themselves in.. the predecessor to today's board of supervisors.
To honor their 18th-century colleagues, county leaders donned period costumes and powdered wigs to recreate that event.. including a presentation from the state's longest-serving legislator.
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((DEL. LACEY PUTNEY/I-BEDFORD: WHEN I OFFERED THIS RESOLUTION AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES WANTED TO KNOW IF I WAS IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES AT THAT TIME..))
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Even though signs of the 21st century were still present, the board hopes citizens will learn to appreciate the county's long and storied history.
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((BOBBY POLLARD/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: I HOPE THE CITIZENS OF BEDFORD COUNTY WILL FEEL SOME PATRIOTISM TOWARD THEIR LOCAL GOVERNMENT, THEIR LOCAL COUNTY AND WHAT WE ACTUALLY HAVE HERE IN BEDFORD COUNTY AND HOW FORTUNATE WE ARE TO HAVE THE FREEDOM HERE IN BEDFORD COUNTY.))
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((GLENN AYERS/250TH CELEBRATION ORGANIZER: THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO SHOW THAT BEDFORD COUNTY IS A WONDERFUL.. IT'S NOT JUST A SCENIC PLACE, BUT IT'S A VERY HISTORIC PLACE. ))
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Events celebrating the 250th anniversary will continue through the end of the year, including a parade in downtown Bedford later this month.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County. ))

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Police arrest a teenager for the Sasser virus that infected computers worldwide-
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Police in Germany say they've arrested an 18 year old man who's suspected of creating the Sasser computer worm.
The virus infected hundreds of thousands of computers by preying on a weakness in the windows operating system.
The suspect is still in high school.
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[B'burg-Sewer]


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Blacksburg may be pulling the plug on its controversial sewer project.
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The plan was to extend a 12 mile sewer line along the Tom's Creek Basin to bring much needed service to that end of town and to prepare for future growth. Those against the project didn't like the type of sewer system that was to be used and wanted the line to travel down route 460 INSTEAD OF along the creek. Listed on tomorrow night's agenda are plans to reject all bids, reject the sale of the bond and terminate all offers to purchase land needed to extend the line.
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((HEATHER BROWNING: BASICALLY WHAT IT DOES IS JUST CANCEL THE TOM'S CREEK SEWER PROJECT AND LEAVES THE ISSUE UP FOR DISCUSSION WHEN OUR NEW COUNCIL COMES ON JULY FIRST. ))
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A pending lawsuit against the town over the project is STILL on the court docket for this Thursday. Sources tell News 7 the judge will cancel the hearing and the case will be officially withdrawn IF council formally votes to cancel the project tomorrow night.
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[Warner]


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He first outlined his tax reform plan in Roanoke six months ago, and today Governor Warner returned to praise the budget compromise that finally won approval in the General Assembly.
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Warner gathered with state lawmakers, local officials and Democratic supporters outside the Roanoke Higher Education Center.
While he didn't get everything he wanted, Warner said the compromise will provide tax relief for many Virginians, raise new revenues for core services, and preserve the state's fiscal integrity.
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((OUR STATE'S BALANCE SHEET AND FINANCES LOOK STRONGER IN THE OUT YEARS, SO I'M PLEASED. THERE ARE PIECES THAT I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SEEN INCLUDED LIKE TRANSPORTATION, BUT THE NATURE OF COMPROMISE IS EVERYBODY HAS TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT.))
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Warner says his administration will not retreat from efforts to make state government more efficient. The challenge now, he says, is to demonstrate that the additional revenue will be money well spent.
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Republican Senator Brandon Bell ultimately voted for the budget compromise, but this morning said he would have preferred more reform, and less reliance on tax increases.
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Virginia Tech's incoming class is getting more comptetitive, but there's another statistic the school's not happy about.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH GETS A PREVIEW OF MORE ABUSE PICTURES TO COME. I'M STACY CASE IN WASHINGTON. THAT'S COMING UP.))
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey, folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as a local golfer is King for a Day. This swinger is headed to the NCAA regionals. We'll head to Radford and check in with the Highlanders' baseball team, plus Lightning doesn't strike twice in Tampa tonight. All that a more on the Big 7.))

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The Senate has unanimously approved a resolution condemning the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at a prison near Baghdad.

The resolution calls for a full and complete investigation- and urges that anyone responsible be held accountable.

This as word of more pictures surface- (Some of these images may be disturbing for some viewers)
Stacy Case has more from Washington.
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(( PRESIDENT BUSH WAS CAUGHT OFF GUARD ONCE--- BUT NOT AGAIN. PRIVATELY MONDAY, THE PRESIDENT SAW THE NEWEST WAVE OF
TROUBLING IMAGES--- UNRELEASED PHOTOS OF U-S SERVICE MEMBERS ABUSING IRAQI

PRISONERS. President Bush: Those responsible for these abuses have caused harm that goes well beyond the walls of a prison. it has given some an excuse to question our cause. TUESDAY, CONGRESS WILL SEE THE NEW IMAGES AND POSSIBLY HEAR PROOF THE ABUSE GOES MUCH HIGHER THAN THOSE ALREADY ACCUSED. MAJOR GENERAL ANTONIO TAGUBA WILL TESTIFY FROM HIS REPORT THAT MILITARY INTELLIGENCE AND THE CIA "ACTIVELY REQUESTED THAT MILITARY POLICE GUARDS SET PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CONDITIONS FOR FAVORABLE INTERROGATION OF WITNESSES."
BUT THE SCANDAL COULD STILL SPREAD, NOT JUST UP THE CHAIN OF COMMAND--- BUT OUTSIDE THE WALLS OF THIS PRISON. THE INTER

NATIONAL RED CROSS REBUKES PRESIDENT BUSH'S CLAIM THAT THESE WERE THE ACTIONS OF A FEW. ROLAND HUGEUNIN-BENJAMIN/INT'L COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS We are talking about the places of detention all over iraq, in the south in the center of iraq all places we visited had similar pattern of behavior. DEMOCRATS ON CAPITOL HILL SAY THE RESPONSIBILITY IS SHARED AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS. SEN EDWARD KENNEDY/(D) MASSACHUSETTS
President bush has presided over america's steepest and deepest fall from grace in the history of our country.
AND AS SOME RENEWED CALLS FOR DONALD RUMSFELD TO RESIGN--- PRESIDENT BUSH VERBALLY AND SYMBOLICALLY STOOD BESIDE HIS D

EFENSE SECRETARY. President Bush: You are courageously leading our nation in the war against terror. STACY CASE/ CBS NEWS THE SENATE UNANIMOUSLY PASSED A RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE ABUSE, BUT ONLY TIME AND NUMEROUS HEARINGS WILL TELL JUST HOW MUCH THE SCANDAL UNDERCUTS THE LONG-TERM MISSION. STACY CASE CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))

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Investigators continue to look for pieces from last week's fighter jet crash in Franklin County.
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Air Force officials located the jet's canopy and ejection seats over the weekend, but they say it still may take several weeks before they find a cause. However, they say they have received calls from people who've spotted debris, and even other offers to help with their investigation.
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((CAPT. JEFF JONES/AIR FORCE SPOKESMAN: THEY HAVE AND THEY'VE BEEN TREMENDOUS, AND YOU KNOW WE REALLY APPRECIATE THEM, THEY'VE OFFERED FOOD AND THINGS LIKE THAT BUT OBVIOUSLY WE BRING A TEAM TOGETHER AND WE HAVE ALL THAT BROUGHT TO US, SO WE APPRECIATE IT AND WE THANK THEM FOR THAT.))
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The F-15 Eagle crashed Thursday near this home in Callaway, but no one was hurt. Both crew members are still being questioned to figure out why the plane went down.
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Next year's freshman Class at Virginia Tech will be highly competitive, but NOT as diverse as past classes.
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The number of minority students entering Tech next fall will drop to just under 13-percent. The news comes just as the school is reporting higher grade point averages and test scores for the new class of almost 5-thousand students.
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((MARK MCNAMEE: IT'S A VERY COMPETITIVE UNIVERSITY THAT CREATES SOME WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES FOR US. WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE REACHING OUT TO THE STUDENTS WHO WANT TO COME HERE SO THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT VIRGINIA TECH. ))
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Applications from both Hispanic and African American students are significantly down. Officials say the controversy over affirmative action last year, the hike in the application fee and the elimination of the application fee WAIVER for minorities could be reasons for the decline.
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[Vick]


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Three Virginia Tech football players may have to wait a little longer for their day in court.
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Quarterback Marcus Vick along with wide receiver Brenden Hill and tailback Mike Imoh are charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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The Commonwealth's Attorney is asking for Friday's trial date to be pushed back. Vick is accused of having sex with a 15 year old girl, while Imoh and Hill face charges for allegedly serving alcohol to minors.
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The Commonwealth says it hasn't had enough time to go over subpoenaed documents or meet with the attorney for the underage girls. A judge will decide whether to postpone the trial tomorrow.
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[Glen-Campbell]


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Country Singer Glen Campbell will be heading to jail- after pleaded guilty today to drinking and driving.
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Under a plea agreement, Campbell will likely serve two days in jail and serve 75 hours of community service.
Campbell was arrested near his home after leaving the scene of a minor traffic accident.
He says he's not a habitual drunk. He says he had not had a drink for months before the arrest.
Campbell says he had a couple of rums after playing golf on a hot day.
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Is another afternoon of thunderstorms in store for tomorrow?
Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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They already have twins. Now one couple's welcoming six more little ones to the family.
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[Weeping-Jesus]


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A Texas woman has opened her doors to her neighbors after a portrait of Jesus in her home appeared to start crying.
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People showed up all day long today to see what appears to be tears coming from the eyes of Jesus.
The oily liquid has run in streaks from both eyes.
Gloria Fino says she was praying for her grandson Friday night who was born with organs outside his body- when a tear fell on her bible.
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((GLORIA FINO: I FINISHED MY ROSARY AND I READ MY PIECE I HAVE TO READ FROM MY BIBLE. I HEARD A NOISE AND I LOOKED UP AND I NOTICED A TEAR ON HIS EYE AND IT'S BEEN RUNNING SINCE FRIDAY AT ELEVEN THIRTY.))
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Dozens of people have gone to Fino's house to witness the crying portrait firsthand.
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[Ice-Cream]


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Expect to pay more for ice cream this summer- thanks to sharply highers costs of milk, vanilla, and coca.
It could mean a jump in prices anywhere from six to 20 percent.
Ben and Jerry's pints are going up eight percent. A multiplack of klondike bars will cost ten cents more.
Massachusetts based Friendly's ice cream increased its retail prices by five percent.

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Local golf notes as the King family scholarship is handed out, and Tech Ryan Stinnett gets an Ivy League invite. Plus, Steve Mason checks in with the RU baseball team and we'll see if John Tortorella's Lightning could ground the Flyers again. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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The President welcomed the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots to the White House today for a photo opportunity.

The meeting was a bit awkward in that the Patriots - of course - are from the home state of Massachusetts senator and democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning, coached by former Virginia Lancers' boss John Tortorella, were looking to take a two games to none lead on the Flyers tonight in their best of 7 Eastern Conference final.
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But tonight the Flyers would rely on years of tradition and pride to bounce back in a big way and even up the series at a game a piece. Five different Flyers scored through the first two periods to make it a five to nothing game heading to the third.
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The Flyers would add one more in the final period and roll tonight to the 6 to 2 win.
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In the NBA East tonight something had to give as the hot streaking Pacers took on a Miami team that had won 16 straight at home.
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The Heat came into the game already down 2 games to none, but tonight they would play with emotion and get some inspired play from Lamar Odom. He threw down 16. Dwayne Wade came home with 25 as the Heat gets back in the
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series slicing Indiana's lead to 2 games to one with the 94-to-87 win.
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[S-King]


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The coveted King Family golf scholarship was awarded tonight out at Blue Hills and the club wrapped up it's Memorial Tournament.
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Club pro Johnny King introduced this year's recipient Logan Mueller, as senior at William Byrd who is headed to Clemson. Mueller has worked at Blue Hills the past four years and played junior golf there since he was 10. His four year scholarship is worth $10 thousand dollars.
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Each of the past two years - Logan qualified for the State Golf tournament at Byrd.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech golf team will be playing host to the NCAA division one championship at the Cascades course in Hot Springs the first week of June.
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This afternoon Hokie golfer Ryan Stinnett was invited to play in the NCAA East Regional at Yale. Stinnett is a senior from Amherst. He won medalist honors at the Big East championships last month. This is his fourth straight trip to the regionals.
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The ACC has plenty of suitors when it comes to hosting the conference's first ever football title game. Nine cities are showing interest in the inaugural title game
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including Jacksonville, Florida. Alltel Stadium has recently expanded it would like to host the ACC game a year after it plays host to Super Bowl 39 this coming January. Jacksonville is getting some in-state competition from Tampa, Miami and Orlando.
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Charlotte, Atlanta, Washington, Baltimore and New Jersey also are in the running.

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Radford University's baseball team has experienced the highs and lows and everything in between this season. And with the Big South tournament still to come - Steve Mason says who knows what's in store for the Highlanders.
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((They are not the best hitting team or the best pitching team. Their overall record hovers around 500. But RU is 10 and 3 against in state teams Virginia Tech, Richmond, VMI, Liberty, JMU and UVa. The Highlanders lost seventh ranked Virginia 3-2. ((:)) Radford has made one conference championship appearance in its baseball history and the team's defense, which is rated in the top 25 in the nation, will earn the Highlanders their second. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER RADFORD TEAMS THAT HAVE GRABBED MORE HEADLINES THAN THIS ONE. THE 1995 TEAM, LED BY FORMER NORTHSIDE GREAT KELLY DAMPEER WON A SCHOOL RECORD 30 GAMES AND THEN THERE WAS THE 2000 SQUAD WHICH HAD 6 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DRAFT PICKS. BUT COACH LEW KENT WILL MATCH THIS TEAM WITH FOUR SENIORS AGAINST ANYONE.)) ((:)) Perseverance has to have made them stronger also. The Highlanders started the season 3 and 12, losing their first 11 games. ((:)) ((:))
The Big South tournament championship runs from may 26th through the 30th at Winthrop. in Radford Steve Mason news 7 sports.))
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[Sextuplets]


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Mother's day may have been yesterday...
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...but one Pennsylvania mom has reason to celebrate today. Six reasons actually. Kate Gosselin gave birth to sextuplets this morning at Hershey Medical Center.
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((DR. JOHN JOSEPH BOTTI/GOSSELIN'S OBSTETRICIAN WE DELIVERED SIX INFANTS, THREE BOYS AND THREE GIRLS, OVER THE PERIOD OF APPROXIMATELY THREE MINUTES.))
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Each of the six babies weighed between two and a-half and three pounds. Kate and her husband Jonathan are also the parents of three-year-old twins. The Gosselins acknowledge the possibility that they may have eight children in college at the same time, but say they aren't worried about how they'll pay for it, yet. (------------)