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Coming up on News 7-
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People come out to protest a new law in Virginia. We'll tell you what they're angry about.
A verdict tonight in the case against a Roanoke man- accused of killing his ex. A live report just ahead.
Plus just what is baby doing in the womb? A new amazing look with new 4-D technology.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Gay rights activists turn out in large numbers to protest a state ban on civil unions.
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[SOT 9:53:17]
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((MOLLY McCLINTOCK: IT'S BEEN CALLED THE AFFIRMATION MARRIAGE ACT ALTHOUGH WE PREFER TO CALL IT THE MARRIAGE ABOMINATION ACT.))
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[Gay-Rights]


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Some call it extreme, others say it's exactly what Virginia needs.
At issue is a new state law that goes into effect tomorrow that bans gay civil unions. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
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Justin McLeod is here now with both sides of the debate. So Justin what's being said?
Jean, supporters say this about protecting traditional family values.
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[SUPER=@justin1]


Gay activists however say Virginia has gone too far and tonight they gathered across the state to protest the new law.
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[SUPER=01-Lynn Craven/Roanoke Resident; :26]
[SUPER=01-Molly McClintock/Gay Activist; :45]
[SUPER=01-Warren King/Shenandoah Baptist Church; :53]
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((((NAT SOUND OF CROWD STANDING UP AND CLAPPING AT 15:36:04))
Saying they are standing up for equality, more than two hundred gay supporters came out to this Roanoke Church to protest the state of Virginia.
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((MOLLY McCLINTOCK/EVENT ORGANIZER: THIS LAW IS NOTHING BUT MALICIOUS AND VINDICTIVE.)) [Runs02]
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A law called the Affirmation of Marriage Act.
It bans civil unions in Virginia something the state had already done.
But this law goes a step further and that's where the debate begins.
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((LYNN CRAVEN/ROANOKE RESIDENT: IT'S SO VAGUE THAT ANYBODY COULD TAKE AWAY ANY OF MY RIGHTS.)) [Runs05]
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That's because the law is broadly worded.
It prohibits civil unions and other arrangements that bestow the privileges of marriage.
Gay activists fear it may interfere with legal contracts such as the powers of attorney, medical directives, and wills.
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[IN Q=It doesn't put us]

((MOLLY McCLINTOCK/GAY COUPLE: IT DOESN'T PUT US IN ANY POSITION OTHER THAN LEGALLY VULNERABLE SO IT REALLY DOESN'T GAIN ANYTHING FOR THE STATE.)) [Runs06]
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Supporters of the law however disagree. (USE TWO SHOT AT 9:48:43)
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((WARREN KING/SHENANDOAH BAPTIST CHURCH: I THINK THERE IS A NEED FOR IT BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN SUCH AN ATTACK ON TRADITIONAL FAMILY VALUES, TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.)) [Runs06]
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Supporters point out the bill overwhelmingly passed the General Assembly.
But that's not stopping groups like the ACLU who are already looking for a gay and lesbian couple to challenge the law.
Gay activists remain hopeful but are preparing for the worst.
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((LYNN CRAVEN/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I WOULD HAVE TO SERIOUSLY TO PROTECT MY FAMILY SERIOUSLY CONSIDER MOVING.)) [Runs04]
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Governor Warner does not support gay marriage but he does oppose this particular law.
He tried to amend the bill but that failed.
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And since two thirds of the House and Senate approved it Jean, the Governor has no veto power so therefore it goes into law tomorrow.

[New-laws]


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A ban on civil unions is one of many new laws that takes effect tomorrow.
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Motorists over the age of 80 will now need to pass a vision test before renewing their drivers licenses.
Another new law allows pharmacists, nurses and therapists to anonymously report an incompetent driver to the D-M-V.

And the state will start cracking down on drag racing... an activity that officials say is on the rise.
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((VINCE BURGESS/ASSISTANT DMV COMMISSIONER: I THINK THERE HAVE BEEN A COUPLE OF MOVIES, FAST AND THE FURIOUS THAT HAVE HIGHLIGHTED THAT, GLAMORIZED THAT AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FELT THIS NEEDED TO BE ADDRESSED.))
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Also taking effect tomorrow is a new law prohibiting trucks on Interstate 81 from travelling in the left-most lane where that are at least three lanes.
OR when the trucks are travelling well below the speed limit.
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[Edwards-Murder]


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A Roanoke man has been convicted of and sentenced for a December murder.
27 year old Carl Richardson was found guilty on four different charges and sentenced less than an hour ago.
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Susan Bahorich is outside the Roanoke Courthouse tonight.
What's the latest?
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((ROLLCUE:...shooting of Mike Webb.))
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[Boty-Supervisor]


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A former Botetourt County supervisor did not act innappropriately when he voted with the board to vacate a plot of land near his home.
That's the finding of special prosecutor Don Caldwell.
He says John W. Griffin did not violate conflict of interest rules in November 2003. Griffin voted in a 3 to 2 decision to vacate an undeveloped county-owned right of way.
The land potentially connected property owned by Rainbow Forest Baptist Church with a road in the Brookfield subdivision.
Griffin owned property in that subdivision.

[Rubatex]


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Plans to buy a bankrupt local company are now on hold.
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Today a judge denied Rubatex's motion to terminate a collective bargaining agreement made in 2001 with its unionized workers. The bankrupt company filed the motion to close a one-point-one MILLION dollar tentative deal it made with a prospective buyer. Rubatex Acquisition L-L-C agreed to purchase two of Rubatex's six facilities, under the condition that the union contract was terminated. But a judge ruled Rubatex made little effort to first work out an agreement with its WORKERS, which legally, they're obligated to do.
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((BRUCE LEVINE/UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA ATTY: I HOPE THAT PERHAPS ON REFLECTION, ALL PARTIES WILL AGREE THAT THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO TALK.))
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But attorneys for the Germany based R-A-L company say they have no interest in negotiating with the union, and now no interest in buying the company.
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((BRUCE LEVINE/ATTY. FOR UNITED STEELWORKERS: WE'RE DISAPPOINTED THAT WE WE'RE NOT IN A POSITION TO ACQUIRE THESE ASSETS TODAY, WE WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO OPENING A PLANT AND CREATING JOBS IN BEDFORD.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Mueller/Rubatex Acquisition, LLC Attorney;]
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Just two weeks ago, the union lost a battle with Rubatex over all retiree benefits. As of today, those benefits no longer exist.
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[City-Council]


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Members of Roanoke City Council have moved to fill a vacancy, but not without criticism from a recent council candidate.
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Mayor-Elect Nelson Harris, and three other incumbents say they want Brenda McDaniel to fill the council seat that Harris is vacating.
They say they want to maintain a female presence on council while choosing someone who is non- political and active in the community.
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((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE MAYOR-ELECT: I JUST THINK WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE BETTER GIVEN THE CRITERIA WE WERE STRIVING TO MEET THAN BRENDA MCDANIEL.)) ((WENDY JONES/COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I THINK IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO NOTICE THAT THE PEOPLE'S WORD THROUGH THEIR VOTES AS IT WAS STATED, WAS NOT TAKEN.))
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Wendy Jones narrowly lost the city council election in May. She says the council incumbents ignored the wishes of the voters by not selecting her for the vacancy.
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[Water-Authority]


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Spurred by the drought that drained Carvins Cove, Roanoke City and Roanoke County began negotiations to create a new water authority.
Two years later, the latest example of regional cooperation is now afloat.
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This afternoon, city and county officials toasted the partnership that takes effect tomorrow. They signed an agreement transferring utility assets to the independent water authority.
State and local officials describe the regional authority as a monumental step for the Roanoke Valley, and a model for the rest of Virginia.
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Still ahead on News 7, fireworks are on the minds of many as July Fourth approaches.
One group wants to make sure they're thinking safety too.
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Plus a risky maneuver high above the earth, as the entire crew of the International Space Station heads outside to get some work done.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the State Am concludes stroke play with a NAVY man on top. We'll head out to Roanoke Country Club. Plus, Steve Mason checks in with the Barbers - who once again touched the community tonight. Stewart loses points and gets fined - and the Yanks come back to chock the Sox - tonight on the Big 7.))
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The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates for the first time in four years, bringing the rate to one and a quarter percent. That's up from its 46 year low of one percent. Ceci Rodgers has more on how this rate hike may affect you.
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[SUPER=01-Marc Freedman/President Freedman Financial; :37]
[SUPER=01-Diane Swonk/Bank One; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Ceci Rodgers/Reporting; 1:13]
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(( IT HAD TO END SOMETIME. EASY MONEY THAT OPENED THE FLOODGATES FOR MULTIPLE REFINANCINGS AND ZERO-PERCENT CAR LOANS HAD TO END. INTEREST RATES HAVE ALREADY BEEN CREEPING UP AS THE MARKET ANTICIPATES A FEDERAL RESERVE RATE HIKE.
MOS: DO YOU THINK THE FED'S GONNA RAISE INTEREST RATES? I THINK SO. IT'S GOING TO AFFECT A LOT OF PEOPLE. MOS: I AM JUST TRYING TO PAY OFF DEBT AND DEAL WITH THINGS NOW AS OPPOSED TO INCREASING MY DEBT WHEN THE RATES GET HIGHER. FINANCIAL PLANNERS ARE URGING THEIR CLIENTS TO DO JUST THAT.. CREDIT CARD DEBT CAN BE TREACHEROUS FOR CONSUMERS, AS THE INTEREST RATE RISES IN LOCK-STEP WITH MARKET RATES. FOR THE SAME REASON, ADJUSTABLE-RATE MORTGAGES MAY BE A RISKIER CHOICE FOR HOMEOWNERS NOW THAT INTEREST RATES HAVE TURNED UP. MARC FREEDMAN: THOSE WHO HAVE ADJUSTABLE INTEREST RATES, I WOULD SAY NOW IS THE TIME TO TURN THOSE INTO FIXED INTEREST RATES. THERE'S NO NEED FOR AN ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGE ANYMORE AS WE APPROACH A RISING INTEREST RATE MARKET. ECONOMISTS PREDICT A DOUBLING OF THE FEDERAL FUNDS RATE TO 2 PERCENT BY YEAR-END. THAT'S A HUGE JUMP IN PERCENTAGE TERMS, BUT ECONOMISTS SAY IN REAL TERMS IT ISN'T.. BECAUSE RATES ARE RISING FROM SUCH LOW LEVELS. SWONK: WE'RE NOT GOING TO SEE THE KIND OF INTEREST RATES WE SAW IN THE 1980S. WE ARE GOING TO SEE RATES THAT WE HAVE BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO IN THE LAST 5 TO 10 YEARS. WE ARE RETURNING TO MORE REASONABLE LEVELS OF RATES. INVESTORS MAY HAVE A HARD TIME DECIDING WHICH INVESTMENTS WILL FARE BETTER AS RATES RISE, SINCE A LOT HINGES ON WHETHER INFLATION BECOMES A BIGGER PROBLEM. BUT THERE SEEMS TO BE A CONSENSUS ON WHAT INVESTORS SHOULD AVOID. FREEDMAN: LONG-TERM BONDS, MAY BE ONES THAT ARE WORTH SELLING RIGHT NOW, TAKING THE PROFIT YOU'VE EARNED AND EITHER REALLOCATING THEM INTO THE STOCK MARKET OR SIMPLY INTO CASH. HIGHER INTEREST RATES DO HAVE A SILVER LINING.. THEY'LL EVENTUALLY SHOW UP IN THE INTEREST PAID ON MONEY MARKET FUNDS AND CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT -- INVESTMENTS THAT WERE ONCE A FAVORITE OF SMALL INVESTORS -- BEFORE THE LOW RATES OF RECENT YEARS CUT THEIR RETURNS TO NEXT TO NOTHING.CECI RODGERS CHICAGO.))

[Iraq]


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The fate of Saddam Hussein now rests with the Iraqi people. Today, the U-S handed over the former leader.
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Cameras were not around when Hussein met his prosecutors, but one of them says Hussein's mood changed from smug to scared quickly.
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((NO//AND HE LOOKED SURPRISED.//SADDAM WAS VERY, VERY NERVOUS, I MEAN VISIBLY SCARED WHEN HE WAS TOLD WHAT WOULD HAPPEN.))
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Officials read him his rights in front of a judge. The judge refused to allow Hussein to ask any questions until he is formally charged with crimes against humanity tomorrow. It will be several months before the public trial begins.
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Meanwhile, U-S forces launched a missile strike in Fallujah against the hideout of suspected terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Reports indicate four people were killed and at least 10 others wounded, but it's unknown if al-Zarqawi was among them.

[Eminem-Wife]


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Rapper Eminem's ex-wife is going to jail.
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Kim Mathers blew several chances to remain on probation for a drug conviction.
In a Michigan courtroom today, she pleaded guilty to violating probation by leaving a drug treatment center early.


The judge sentenced her to 365 days in jail-- twice the sentencing guideline of six months.
This marked the latest in a long string of court appearances for Mathers, who has one child with her ex-husband.
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[Fireworks-Safety]


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Every year at this time, the Consumer Product Safety Commission blows something up.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


It's all in hopes of educating the public about the dangers of fireworks, ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.
This is what happens when an M-80 blows up in your hand.
The C-P-S-C urges Americans to be safe and use only legal fireworks.
More than nine-thousand emergency room visits last year were related to fireworks injuries.
More than 70-percent of the injuries were suffered by males, and children under 15 accounted for half.
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VDOT puts the brakes on a bridge in the New River Valley.
Why the project's being held up next.
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Plus new technology is giving a new look at what babies are up to, long before they're born.
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[Commercial]

[Radford-Bridge]


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Folks in Montgomery County are going to have to wait years for a new bridge.
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V-DOT says it won't be able to replace the Route 114 bridge over the New River until 2010 at the earliest. Budget cuts forced officials to scale back- the project was supposed to cost 12 million dollars. The Pepper's Ferry Road bridge was hit by a truck more than two years ago. That damaged the structure and forced it to close. Since then, traffic's been diverted to the other bridge.
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[Risky-spacewalk]


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The second time appears to be the charm for a risky space walk.
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Tonight a repair job is going well outside the international space station.
An American and a Russian have replaced a bad circuit board and initial tests show it's working.
The spacewalk .. scheduled to last six hours is riskier than most, because it leaves no one inside the station.
Last week, trouble with an astronaut's space suit- forced NASA to scrub the spacewalk.
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The State Am golf tournament moves to match play tomorrow. We'll hear from the medalist and the place kicker in the crowd. Plus, Steve Mason checks in with the Barbers.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00]

But first tonight's Extra Point - a 2-to-0 Red Sox lead in the 7th evaporated when David Ortiz did his best Bill Buckner impersonation allowing New York to tie it. Gary Sheffield then put the Yanks in front in the bottom of the 8th with this double. New York makes it two in a row over Boston. Now your scores.
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The Virginia State Amateur golf tournament taking place at the Roanoke Country Club wrapped up 36 holes of stroke play qualifying today and sliced its field of golfers down to 32 from 126.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/VSGA Stroke Qualifying;:00]

Leesburg's Billy Hurley - a Naval Academy graduate fired a 2-under-par 69 today to go along with Tuesday's 66 to earn medalist honors and grab the top seed for the start of match play which begins tomorrow.
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Vinton's Scott Wise finished fourth, while Martinsville's Keith Decker a two time amateur champ is 5th.
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Several other local golfers made the cut to 32, but the only Roanoke representative is Miller Baber, who shot a 68 today.
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The field of 126 golfers came from all over the state - and included some familiar faces from other walks of life. Many successful businessmen are in the field, and then there is this guy. A Frederickburg school teacher that area football fans will remember as an all-American Tech kicker - Chris Kinzer.
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Kinzer kicked Tech to the 1986 Peach Bowl title as he scored 93 points that season and hit 5 game winning field goals.
Now he and his wife are expecting their first child.
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[S-Kroger]


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Ronde and Tiki Barber continued to celebrate their home coming with an hour-long autograph session with their fans at the Brambleton Kroger. Steve Mason has more.
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[S-Stewart]


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Tony Stewart was fined $50 thousand dollars, docked 25 points and placed on double secret probation until August 18th today for for his boorish behavior in California.
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[SUPER=04-NASCAR; :00]

NASCAR could have suspended Stewart for Saturday night's Pepsi 400 at Daytona, but it also could quit running so many laps under caution. Stewart issued a statement tonight saying he took responsibiity for his actions, but he stopped short of appologizing to Brian Vickers - the driver with whom he had on and off track problems. You may remember, Stewart was fined $60 thousand by both NASCAR and his sponsor Home Depot in 2002 for punching a photographer.
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[S-Fish]


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Finally - we finish up with one of those you have to see it to believe it stories.
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[go to pinnacle of fish] William Zost of Roxboro, North Carolina caught this record blue catfish yestedray at Buggs Island Lake. It weighs 92 point 28 pounds and is nearly 51 inches long. It breaks old state record by 17 pounds. Zost was fishing with his wife when he hooked it using 40 pound test line.
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A new view of what fetuses are up to in the womb.
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It is 4-D ultrasound. It's like 3-D ultrasound, but it also shows movement.
A British professor studying the pictures of early fetuses has found some suprising results- babies smiling, taking steps, yawning, even crying in the womb.
Only in its 12th week and this fetus appears to be taking its first steps.
With new scanning techniques doctors are finding that reflexes like walking occur much earlier than previously thought.
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((STUART CAMPBELL/LONDON'S CREATE HEALTH CLINIC; THIS IS VERY TYPICAL OF A NEWBORN BABY WITH ITS FEET AGAINST A FLAT SURFACE, THE BABY MAKES STEPPING MOVEMENTS.))
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The ultrasound was originally created to help identify defects. Now it's giving doctors a new view of what fetuses are up to in the womb.
At 18 weeks, the ultrasound shows the fetus can open its eyes, but it can't see anything because the womb is dark. Doctors previously thought a baby's eyelids were fused shut until 26 weeks.
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