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Virginia Tech is already planning how to punish Marcus Vick even as he appeals a lower court conviction.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And drivers of Interstate 81 are taking their soda on the rocks, and the roadway, after a truck spilled 72-thousand bottles.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Al Groh checks in to voice his opinion on some of the recent changes in the ACC,
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and the Avalanche beats the rain with an early game, but it can't quite beat Winston Salem.
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[WX-Head]
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Thunderstorms with hail and very heavy rain headline the weather story tonight. We will check on current Flood Warnings in just a moment.
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News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Virginia Tech says it will punish Quarterback Marcus Vick and two other Hokie Football players.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

But, what that punishment will be may not be known until the opening day of the football season.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Vick-Case]
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[TAPE#=04-15 TC1:03:05]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Marcus Vick, Tailback Mike Imoh and Wide Receiver Brenden Hill were all sentenced to jail time for contributing to the delinquency of minors.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

On Friday, a judge found the three encouraged 14 and 15 year old girls to drink and strip at a late night party.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa has more on what the university now plans to do.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Keith/Shannon, University officials say all three players will be punished, but they are awaiting the appeals process.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Friday;]

Marcus Vick's attorney filed an appeal this afternoon. Attorney's for Brenden Hill and Mike Imoh are expected to do the same, later this week. Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver issued a statement this afternoon. In it he says... Although these matters are on appeal, the Athletic Department remains disturbed and disappointed over these actions. Accordingly, I will levy sanctions this coming season. I will be monitoring the appeal process, but if there is no resolution before the season begins, disciplinary measures will be enforced. Basically, all three players will be punished, but to what degree is still up in the air. The University also says it will not be able to discuss the punishments openly because student disciplinary actions are confidential under federal law.
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Sources say the punishments are likely to be suspensions from several games. We won't know for sure, until opening day of the football season.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

But again the appeals process has just begun. Keith/Shannon, All three players are expected to ask for new trials and they may each opt for a jury trial. So, this case is far from over.

[Bondcote]


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A Pulaski company that had been fudging compliance certificates on military contracts has pledged to hold seminars to help other government contractors comply properly.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Bondcote Technical Manager Darrell Wayne Holden pled guilty in federal court today, admitting he falsely certified that Bondcote fabric met government specifications.
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/May 8]

When federal agents seized samples of material used in tents and tarps, they claimed the fabric was being treated with a chemical that can cause cancer. In court today, a Defense Department investigator conceded the health risk to soldiers is "relatively low." Thousands of tents made out of Bondcote material remain in use by U-S forces all over the world. Nonetheless, the company was fined a quarter of a million dollars and will pay one-point-seven million dollars to settle a civil suit.
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[Campbell-Murder]


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A man suspected in a Campbell County murder last night has died after a shootout with police in West Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
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Authorities say a phone tip led them to the body of 25-year-old Dennis Andre Brown in front of a home along Route 43 near Lynch Station.
Brown had been shot to death and his car was missing.
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Police identified 27-year-old Mantel Darryl Oakley as a suspect in Brown's murder.
Oakley died early this morning after shooting himself during a gun battle with police in Bridgeport, West Virginia.
He'd been driving Brown's car.. inside police found large amounts of drugs and cash.
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[81-Accident]


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A tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 81 this afternoon, dumping 72-thousand bottles of soda and backing up traffic for miles.
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[VO-NAT]
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It happened just after three o'clock on the southbound side of 81 just before Dixie Caverns.
State Police say a driver attempted to make an illegal turn through a crossover.
The tractor trailer swerved to avoid the vehicle but ended up hitting a guardrail and overturning down an embankement.
All lanes are now open but traffic is expected to remain backed up for another 30 minutes.
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[Methadone]


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Opponents of a proposed methadone clinic in Roanoke say they doubt efforts to find an alternative site will succeed.
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C-R-C Health Corporation is moving forward with plans to locate the clinic on Hershberger Road, and officials say approval could come in the next 90 days.
But today Vice President Joe Pritchard says the company also remains willing to consider alternative sites.
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((THE SITUATION IS WHAT IT'S BEEN FOR THE LAST NUMBER OF MONTHS, AND THAT IS CRC IS STILL COMMITTED TO PROVIDING TREATMENT SERVICES TO ROANOKE. THE ONLY VIABLE SITE THAT'S BEEN IDENTIFIED FOR US CURRENTLY IS THE HERSHBERGER ROAD SITE.))
((JEFF ARTIS/ROANOKE SCLC CHAIRMAN: WE MEANT WHAT WE SAID WHEN WE MET WITH THEM IN MARCH, WE SAID THAT IF YOU OPEN A CLINIC WE'RE GOING TO SHUT YOU DOWN.))
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Jeff Artis says opponents are convinced C-R-C intends to open at the Hershberger site.
He says the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and residents of the neighborhood are preparing to step up their fight against the project.

[Tease#1]
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A big employer in the New River Valley is getting bigger.
Who's hiring when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
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Plus marking the 50th anniversary of Brown vs Board of Education and the Central Virginia students who helped lead the way.
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[Echostar]

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One of the nation's largest satellite companies is posting a "help wanted" sign in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]

EchoStar Communications announced today plans to hire 300 customer service representatives at its Christiansburg facility. The company says it needs more workers to handle the high demand for the DISH Network satellite- T-V. The Christiansburg center currently employs about one-thousand representatives, both full and part-time. Officials hope to fill the new positions by the end of the year.
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[Boty-Schools]


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After months of waiting- counties throughout the Commonwealth were rewarded for their patience with a state budget. For Botetourt County that reward comes to more than one-million dollars. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Susan /Newsroom;]

Susan Bahorich is here to tell us what the county will do with the money.
[LIVE= Susan /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@SUSAN1;]

Shannon When things were still up in the air, Botetourt County's Board of Supervisors went ahead and okayed a budget.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

The Supervisors gave the school system one-point-two million dollars. Now, the state is coughing up its share: two-and-half million dollars. With this windfall the school is giving the money *BACK* to the county, a move which benefits everyone in the area.
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((ROD DILLMAN, DEPUTY BOTETOURT COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WHAT IT SHOULD DO IS GREATLY LIGHTEN THE EDUCATION BURDEN ON LOCALITIES AND FREE UP MONEY THAT LOCALITIES HAVE SPENT ON EDUCATION TO DO OTHER THINGS WITH...)) ((GERALD BURGESS, BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: TO RESIDENTS OF BOTETOURT COUNTY THIS MEANS WE'RE ABLE TO CONTINUE OUR CURRENT TAX RATES AS WE HAD PLANNED. BUT WE'RE ALSO ABLE TO ADD TO OUR RESERVE FUNDS, PROVIDE MORE OPPORTUNITY IN THE FUTURE TO PROVIDE LESS RELIANCE ON INCREASES ON REAL ESTATE TAXES AND OTHER SOURCES.))
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Burgess says this money helps the county plan for the future and have added money incase of emergencies. Meanwhile, the schools will be able to provide teacher and staff raises, new buses and maintenance to buildings that need it.
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Both administrators feels with this current move the state is finally recognizing its responsibility to public schools and education.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Susan /NEwsroom;]

And, Shannon- Jerry Burgess says in all his years in government, he's never seen a board give back money - it's quite a change of pace.

[Former-POW]


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Despite accusations that American military personnel abused Iraqi prisoners of war, Secretary of State Colin Powell says the U-S can still make amends. Speaking to graduates of Wake Forest University Powell said the U.S. is still a "nation of character" and mentioned the one soldier who alerted his commanders to the abuse, prompting an investigation.
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[SUPER=04-March 2003;]

In the meantime, an American soldier captured in Iraq last year says abuse in wartime is not uncommon. Chief Warrant Officer David Williams was flying an apache helicopter when he was shot down and held captive in the Iraqi prison system for 22 days. While speaking in Salem this morning, Williams declined to comment on the current allegations but said, while such behavior does not make sense, it certainly does happen.
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((CW2 DAVID WILLIAMS/FORMER POW: THE IRAQIS DID STUFF LIKE THAT TO ME TO GAIN INFORMATION. I HAD A GUY DRY-FIRE A RIFLE WHILE I WAS BLINDFOLDED AND HANDCUFFED. I DON'T KNOW WHY WE'D DO IT. IT'S NOT A NORMAL PRACTICE.))
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Williams spoke at the First Annual Project Lifesaver Conference. The program focuses on using state of the art technology to find Alzheimers patients who get lost.
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[Stocks]


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The assassination of a top Iraqi leader and rising oil prices alarmed investors. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 106 points.
NASDAQ lost 28.
Both closed at new lows for the year.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Brown-Board]
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Fifty years ago today, the U-S Supreme Court decided that there was no such thing as 'separate but equal' when it came to public education.
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The ruling that led to school integration had its roots in a student-led protest in Farmville.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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(( In 1951, Prince Edward County's black students walked out of their crowded classrooms and, as they like to say, into the pages of history.
In what eventually led to the landmark Brown versus Board of Education decision in 1954, the Moton School strike helped draw attention to the fact that America's black schools were under-funded and over-crowded.
Those who took part weren't thinking about making history.. just making changes.
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((SAMMY WILLIAMS/FORMER MOTON SCHOOL STUDENT: IT TOOK A LOT OF COURAGE BUT WE WERE NOT AFRAID. WE WERE NEVER AFRAID, WE KEPT OUR MINDS CENTERED AND FOCUSED ON OUR GOAL, OUR AIMS, OUR ASPIRATIONS OUR OBJECTIVES. SO WE KNEW THAT WE WERE DOING SOMETHING THAT WAS PROPER, THAT WAS JUST, THAT WE NEEDED TO DO, THINGS THAT NEEDED TO BE ADDRESSED.))
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Boyd Jones was the principal at Moton that historic year.
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((M. BOYD JONES/FORMER MOTON SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT OUR OBJECTIVE WHEN WE WERE HERE WAS TO TEACH THESE YOUNGSTERS TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES AND TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES, AND THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THIS WHOLE OPERATION. THEY DID IT. THEY DID AND THEY KNEW I WAS BEHIND THEM.))
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Hundreds of people turned out to mark the 50th anniversary of Brown and honor those students who took part in that protest so many years ago.
Even after the ruling, it took another ten years and another lawsuit for Prince Edward County to re-open its public schools to all students, black and white.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Farmville.))

[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Avs dodge the showers, but come up short in a rare weekday matinee at Salem Memorial,
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and UVa head coach Al Groh checks in with some thoughts on the conference's new TV deal and much more in a moment.
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[S-Avs]


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If you were planning on going to the Avalanche game tonight - you'll have to wait until tomorrow. It wasn't rained out - it's just over. The Avs hosted the Winston-Salem Warthogs this afternoon in a businessman specials.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avalanche; :00]

The game got underway at one in front of a less than packed house at Salem Memorial. The visiting Warthogs from Winston-Salem would make themselves right at home in the first inning by picking up three runs. Two of them came on this blast to deep right field by Ryan Sweeney. The outfielder misplays the hops and two run come home including the sliding Andy Gonzalez. Salem would manage to get one of those back in third, when Mark Obradovich drew a bases loaded walk from Paulino Reynosa. Pat Peavey scored to make it 3-to-1. Reynosa didn't want to walk in another one, so he came right down the middle and the lead-off hitter Wade Robinson stroked this grand slam over the right field fence.
[SUPER=37-Winston-Salem/6/Salem/5;]

The Avs went on top 5-to-3 right before the showers hit. There was a 45 minute delay before the Warthogs won it 6-to-5.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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The Avs are home the rest of the week - through Sunday.

[S-Softball]


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The NCAA division three softball tournament had four great days of practice and play.
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during that time the grounds crew at the Moyer complex did an outstanding job of keeping the playing and practice fields in great shape. But some persistent rain and lightning this afternoon
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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delayed the play-in game for over three hours. St. Thomas is waiting patiently for the winner of the Moravian -Salisbury game to complete the title tilt. If the rain stays away the rest of the night - the championship game should begin around 7:30pm.

[S-Holland]


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Former UVa basketball coach and athletic director Terry Holland had to cancel his scheduled visit to the Roanoke Valley Sports Club tonight to serve as guest speaker. Holland is in the hospital in Charlottevsille battling kidney stones. Holland's place will be taken by the voice of the Cavaliers -Mac McDonald.

[S-Groh]


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With all of the trouble on campus at both Virginia tech and UVa as far as a few football players are concerned, the ACC did get some good news recently in the form of a new TV contract.
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The new seven year contract begins with the 2004 season. The ACC now has six Thursday night ESPN game of the weeks and the 2005 ACC championship will be televised nationally.
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While the television contract for the 2005 ACC football championship is secure the actual place of the game is still undecided. The conference has asked nine cities for proposals. Four from Florida, Charlotte, Baltimore, Washington, Atlanta and East Rutherford.
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Groh and UVa men's basketball coach Pete Gillen will speak in a Virginia Athletics Foundation function at the Sale m Civic Center tomorrow from six to eight PM.