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Guilty verdicts for all three Tech players-
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The decision- sentence and what it means for the players futures on Hokie Football.
Plus racing is zooming into a new future- the Martinsville speedway changes owners.
This cat has nine lives.. after surviving a bow and arrow attack.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((MARCUS VICK: WE'LL BE BACK.))
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That's Virginia Tech Quarterback Marcus Vick promising to appeal tonight's conviction. Vick and two other football players are found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of minors.
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[Vick-Case]


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The convictions are misdemeanors, but all three football players are facing jail time, fines and an uncertain future with the Hokie football team.
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[TAKE VICK GRAPHIC] 20 year old Quarterback Marcus Vick was found guilty on three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was found NOT guilty on one charge of having sex with a 15 year old girl. He will serve 30 days in jail and pay 2,250 dollars in fines. [TAKE HILL GRAPHIC] Wide Receiver Brenden Hill was also convicted on three counts. He's been sentenced to 20 days in jail and a 15-hundred dollar fine. [TAKE IMOH GRAPHIC] Tailback Mike Imoh was convicted on the same three counts. He's been order to serve 10 days in jail and pay 750 dollars.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa spent the day inside the courtroom. Rachel, what's next?
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Jean, probably many more days in a courtroom. All three attorneys say they will begin filing appeals on Monday.
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That's Hokie Quarterback Marcus Vick thanking his attorney, but getting ready for round two.
Vick, Tailback Mike Imoh and Wide Reciever Brenden Hill are all promising to try to overturn their convictions. The three were found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of minors because of a late night party back in January at their apartment with 14 and 15 year old girls. The judge found there was enough evidence to prove the three encouraged the girls to drink and strip.
Hill's attorney says this case is far from over.

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((DENNIS NAGEL: I THINK HE'S DIAPPOINTED. WE FELT LIKE THERE WAS ENOUGH THERE SO THAT THE JUDGE WOULD SEE LEGALLY AND FACTUALLY THAT HE SHOULD CERTAINLY BE EMBARRASED FOR WHAT WENT ON, BUT NOT BE FOUND CRIMNALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OF THE ACTIONS OF THE JUVENILES THAT NIGHT. :08)) [RUNS:15]
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All three lawyers said all along their clients were told the girls were Freshman at Radford University.

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((MARCUS LONG: THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE WITH GIRLS WHO WERE OVER 18 OR 18 OR OVER, BECAUSE THATS WHAT THEY WERE TOLD. WHEN YOU GO ON A DATE YOU DON'T CHECK YOU DON'T CHECK ID'S . DO YOU?)) [RUNS:08]
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Commonwealth's Attorney Joey Showalter will not comment on the case, because he says it's still pending.
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Jean the three attorneys will begin the appeals process next week. They believe they WILL get a new trial. Everyone involved is hoping to have the whole thing settled once and for all by mid-summer.

[Tech-Reac]


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The question now is: what is Marcus Vick's future as a Virginia Tech football player. [***PLAYERS GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
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Justin McLeod put that question to university officials tonight. Justin, what are they saying?
Jean, first of all the players' fate will be decided by athletic director Jim Weaver.
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It will be his decision alone.
It is unclear however exactly when the athletic director will make his decision but we understand it will be very soon.
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Tech officials heard about the convictions during graduation ceremonies which were held tonight at Lane Stadium.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VIRIGNIA TECH SPOKESPERSON: OBVIOUSLY WE'VE BEEN DEEPLY DISTURBED BY THE EVENTS AND THE ALLEGATIONS AND NOW THE FINDINGS OF THE ACTIONS OF THE STUDENT ATHLETES.))
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What will happen to those athletes will be determined by the university's comprehensive action plan.
It is the job of athletic director Jim Weaver to look at the severity and the nature of the crime and then come up with an appropriate sanction.
University officials stress Coach Beamer will have no say in the final decision.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESPERSON: THE COMPREHENSIVE ACTION PLAN IS WRITTEN TO TAKE STUDENT DISCIPLINE OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE COACHES AND PUT INTO AN OBJECTIVE THIRD PARTY IN THIS CASE THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR.))
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University president Charles Steger also has no say.
That's because the students can appeal the athletic director's decision and the person who will hear that appeal and then decide is Charles Steger.
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Some of the possible sanctions laid out in the university's comprehensive action plan include a warning, a suspension, or termination from the team.
I asked university officials if a Virginia Tech athlete has ever been kicked off a team.
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Jean, I was told the harshest punishment since the comprehensive plan was enacted seven years ago was a one year suspension.

[Tech-Graduation]


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It was more of a festive mood on the Virginia Tech campus tonight.
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More than five thousand graduates took part in the university's 132nd commencement at Lane Stadium.
The keynote speaker this year was Virginia Tech alumnus Pierre Thomas, who is a network news correspondent.
A crowd of more than twenty thousand people was on hand for the graduation.
This is the second year Tech has held commencement on a Friday night.
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The graduates will actually pick up their diplomas tomorrow during individual college ceremonies.

[Speedway]


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The Martinsville Speedway has a new owner. Today, officials announced the sale of the track to International Speedway Corporation for 192- million dollars.
The future of the track remains a subject of intense interest in southside, and tonight Joe Dashiell reports local leaders are greeting the news with guarded optimism.
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((In a deal that was first discussed in March, and hammered out in the last week, Clay Campbell says it was apparent the speedway would benefit from being part of a larger racing organization.
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((CLAY CAMPBELL/MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: MY GRANDFATHER OPENED MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY IN 1947 WITH THE IDEA OF MAKING IT THE VERY BEST RACETRACK POSSIBLE. AND I THINK BY JOINING ISC, THAT IS DEFINITELY GOING TO BECOME A REALITY.))
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While the announcement ends months of rumors about a possible change of ownership, it won't end speculation about the track's future with NASCAR's Nextel Cup.
Local officials and business leaders say they're comfortable with ISC, and remain optimistic that the track will keep both of its races.
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((KIM ADKINS/MARTINSVILLE/HENRY CO. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: NASCAR IS SO COMPETITIVE THESE DAYS, BUT MARTINSVILLE IS UNIQUE. IT'S THE BIRTHPLACE OF NASCAR. IT'S VERY POPULAR WITH THE RACE FANS. THE MANAGEMENT HERE, THE OWNERS HERE, HAVE INVESTED YEAR AFTER YEAR IN GROWING THE STANDS. THEY PACK IT OUT EVERY YEAR.)) ((JOE COBBE/MARTINSVILLE CITY COUNCIL: THEY'RE GOOD COMMUNITY CITIZENS AND CLAY AND HIS FAMILY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HUGE SUPPORTERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND I THINK WHATEVER THEY DO, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE GOOD FOR EVERYBODY.))
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If the future remains uncertain, next year is not. The tentative schedule for the 2005 Nextel Cup Series includes two races in Martinsville, on April 10th and October 23rd.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Martinsville))


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Gay Marriages are supposed to start on Monday in Massachussetts, but will the Supreme Court stop them?
Find out when News 7 returns.
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Plus hundreds of Iraqi prisoners are released as the investigation into abuse at their prison continues.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey, folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as look deeper into the $192 million dollar sale of the Martinsville Speedway. We'll also head to Richmond for thoughts from NASCAR's president and qualifying. Plus, day one of the Robertson is in books - and the deputy is back in town - Tonight on the Big 7.))
[Iraq]

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In the wake of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal, the Pentagon is making sweeping changes in the way it interrogates P-O-Ws.
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The senior U-S commander in Iraq has now banned several interrogation methods, including sleep deprivaton, withholding food, uncomfortable positions and hooding for long periods of time.
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((SCOTT HORTON/NEW YORK CITY BAR ASSOCIATION--WHEN SECRETARY RUMSFELD SAYS, AS HE DID YESTERDAY, THAT WE HAD THESE THINGS VETTED AND APPROVED BY THE LAWYERS IN THE PENATGON, I'VE GOTTA SAY FRANKLY, I DON'T BELIEVE HIM))
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U-S officials insist the abuse will be thouroughly investigated and are starting at the bottom Corporal Charles Graner, seen in photographs smiling, is now the fourth soldier to face court martial. Meanwhile, nearly 300 Iraqi prisoners were realesed from Abu Ghraib (Grayb) today to make room for more.
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[Bondcote]


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A Pulaski company faces a fine of up to 400-thousand dollars for allegedly providing toxic tents and tarps to the military.
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Federal agents seized tarps and production logs from BondCote a year ago. The government filed charges against the company this week, accusing BondCote of making false certifications to the Defense Department about the toxicity of the fabric. The Technical Manager of the company is set to enter a guilty plea Monday.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The tents are treated with a chemical commonly called "chrome yellow." It's supposed to prevent desert tan and olive green colors from fading. The government says chrome yellow can cause cancer.

[Gay-Marriage]


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The U-S Supreme Court has refused to block the first state sanctioned gay marriages.
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Massachusetts is set to start the marriages on Monday. Today the justices declined to intervene and did not comment on the appeal filed by conservatives and state lawmakers.
Massachusetts highest court ruled in November that the state constitution allows gay couples to marry. But a Florida based group says Massachusetts judges had wrongly redefined marriage, and that task should be handled by elected officials.
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[Catholic-Bishops]


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A strong statement from the Catholic Church's second largest diocese.
Vote for someone who supports abortion, stem cell research, euthanasia or same sex marriages- and you can not receive communion.
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Bishop Michael Sheridan issued his statment to the 125 thousand Catholics in his diocese.
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((BISHOP MICHAEL SHERIDAN/COLORADO SPRINGS DIOCESE; WE NEED TO VOTE FOR THOSE WHO WOULD PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS. THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL OF WHICH IS THE RIGHT TO LIFE.))
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Sheriden says denying communion is nothing new in Catholic teachings.
Presidential Candidate John Kerry- a catholic who supports abortion rights- responded by saying in this country we have a separation of church and state.
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[Cat-Attack]


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Police in Georgia are looking for the person who shot a cat with a bow and arrow this week.
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The cat survived the attack and is recovering at the Cobb County Emergency Veterinary clinic.
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((DR. DAVID FILER/VETERINARIAN--IF IT HAD BEEN JUST A FEW MILLIMETERS FURTHER TO ONE SIDE IT WOULD HAVE DAMAGED ONE OF THE MAJOR BLOOD VESSELS AND I DON'T THINK WE'D HAVE THIS ANIMAL WITH US RIGHT NOW))
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Doctors were able to remove the arrow after emergency surgery. Police do not know who shot the cat.
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[Tease2]
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Still ahead, Robin has the weekend forecast that includes a few rumbles of thunder.
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Plus as the Martinsville Speedway opens a new chapter of it's history, we'll look back on what made the track what it is today.
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[Commercial]

[Police-Statue]


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The Roanoke City police department remembered its fallen officers today with a new statue.
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A life-sized bronze statue of a wounded officer and another giving him aid was placed in front of the new police department building. Lawrence Bechtel (BECK-tel), the artist behind the statue said he wanted to show the ministry and kinship found in police departments. More than 100 people gathered to watch the unveiling, including families of fallen officers.
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A recap of the day in racing with qualifying from Richmond and a $192 million dollar sale in Martinsville. Plus, we'll also get into whatever else we have left time for -
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It was Mayberry night with Your Hometown Station and the Mayberry deputy tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium. As usual he was writing up citations left and right. He also penciled in a win for the Avalanche and they would come through for those in attendance. Ryan Stegall will head for home on the smack to the outfield and smash in over the catcher. The Avs return home - with a bang beating Wilmington 6-to-5.
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[S-Sale]


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From Clay Earles to Clay Campbell to now International Speedway Corporation the Martinsville Speedway is now owned by a non family group for the first time in the tracks 57 year history. Steve Mason has more on today's announcement of the 192 million dollar sale of the half mile track.
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[S-Qualify]


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After all the talking they did some qualifying this afternoon for tomorrow night's Chevy Revolution 400.
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It was the tale of two rookies as Brian Vickers went out in the Hendrick Motorports GMAC Chevy and won the pole with a lap at 129 point 983 miles an hour. But while he was smoking - fellow rookie Casey Kahne was crashing. He hit the wall coming out of turn three and was forced to use a provisional starting spot. Here's the complete lineup for tomorrow night.
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[SUPER=0107-11. Jeremy Mayfield//12. Mark Martin//13. Jeff Gordon//14. Elliott Sadler//15. Ward Burton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Scott Riggs//17. Jeff Burton//18. Michael Waltrip//19. Terry Labonte//20. Kevin Harvick//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Ricky Craven//22. Kyle Petty//23. Kurt Busch//24. Dave Blaney//25. Scott Wimmer//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Bobby Hamilton, Jr.//27. Bobby Labonte//28. Tony Stewart//29. Matt Kenseth//30. Ricky Rudd//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Dale Jarrett//32. Sterling Marlin//33. Hermie Sadler//34. Ken Schrader//35. Johnny Sauter//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Todd Bodine//37. Jamie McMurray//38. JimmySpencer//39. Kasey Kahne/Prov/40. Brendan Gaughan/Prov/;]
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[S-Golf]


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The 21st annual Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament opened this morning at the Roanoke Country Club with the first of three days of action.
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The outstanding weather we have had so far this spring in the valley has helped the crew get the course into tip-top shape for the tournament.
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[vo nat con't] The low score of day one was shot in the girls' 15 to 18 year old age group by Spain's Emma Cabrera Bella. She shot a 66. In all 13 of the 168 golfers in the field shot under 70 today in the first round. The tournament continues Saturday and Sunday at the Roanoke Country Club.
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[S-Coach]


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Eastern Montgomery has found a new head football coach to replace Brett McPherson. Jeremy Haymore a graduate of Longwood College is a Bedford native who has been picked to take over the Mustangs. He has coached at Brookville, Staunton River, and most recently with Robert Prunty in the postgraduate program at Hargrave.

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[Track-History]
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

Until today, the Martinsville Speedway was one of the last family owned tracks in NASCAR. Mike Stevens has more on the track's storied history.
[ANCHOR=Mike 2-Shot]


Jean If you were in attendance at the first ever race at the Martinsville Speedway -
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you would have trouble believing that the track sold for $192 dollars - much less $192 million. Humble beginnings with a humble family - led to today's sale - and my - how the landscape has changed over the years.


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(( When the late Clay Earles bought a 30 acre corn field and turned into this dirt track - he was as always ahead of his time. September 7, 1947 - Martinsville opened for business with little fanfare - and enough dust and dirt to drive even a hard core fan away. ((LOUIS COMPTON/SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCER:)) ((CLAY EARLES:))
Earles lost some fans, but he didn't lose all of them and at a time when not a single race track in America was paved - he was bold enough to throw asphalt down on his half mile bull ring. ((CLAY EARLES:)) He looked like a genius. In 1955 - 12 thousand fans showed up for the first race on pavement. And as they say the rest is history. The track is 12 years old than Daytona and its NASCAR roots now run so deep into the Henry County's Red clay - that it will be tough to shake this place off the circuit. It's hosted the sports' royalty and been a part of its history from the start - changing families may change it's future - buy it can't touch the past.)) (-------------)