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A new terror alert weeks before the Democratic National Convention.
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A Roanoke landlord says he thinks whites are gifted.. but disputes a tenants claim that he's racist. We'll hear from both. And why are so many athletes getting in trouble these days. Part one of our series "Above the game."
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Just three weeks before the Democratic National Convention in Boston- a new terror alert goes out.
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((THESE ARE NOT CONJECTURE OR MYTHICAL STATEMENTS, BUT PIECES OF INFORMATION FROM SOURCES WE DEEM TO BE CREDIBLE.))
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[OUT Q=TO BE CREDIBLE.]
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[Homeland-Security]


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The Bush Administration warned today that terrorists are going ahead with plans to attack America.. this time to interfere with the presidential election.
Officials are now talking about how to secure polling places.
But there is no specific information about where or when an attack may take place, as Patty Davis reports.
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[SUPER=@Ridge; :12]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Schumer/(D) New York; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Patty Davis/CBS News; 1:19]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((THERE ARE FEW SPECIFICS BUT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATIONS HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF SAYS A STEADY STREAM OF INTELLIGENCE IS YIELDING OMINOUS SIGNS. TOM RIDGE/SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY: Credible reporting now indicates that al-qaeda is moving forward with its plans to carry out a large-scale attack in the united states, in an effort to disrupt our democratic process. WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS JUST MONTHS AWAY OFFICIALS AREN'T TAKING ANY CHANCES. THEY'RE BEEFING UP SECURITY AT THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC POLITICAL CONVENTIONS THIS SUMMER AND WORKING TO PROTECT POLLING PLACES THIS FALL.
THE WORRY IS THAT AL QAEDA EMBOLDENED BY ITS POLITICAL SUCCESS IN THE MADRID TRAIN BOMBINGS JUST DAYS BEFORE THAT COUNTRY'S NATIONAL ELECTION WILL TRY FOR A REPEAT HERE IN THE U.S.
RIDGE: "We know they have the capability to succeed and they also hold the mistaken belief that their attacks will have an impact on america's resolve."
DESPITE THE CONCERNS -- OFFICIALS AREN'T RAISING THE TERROR THREAT LEVEL.
DEMOCRATS QUESTIONED THE TIMING OF THE WARNING AND URGED QUICK ACTION ON HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING. SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER/D-NEW YORK: This Congress, this administration is sort of fiddling while al-qaeda plots and they're playing all kinds of political games. THE WHITE HOUSE DENIES ANY POLITICAL MOTIVATION WITH THE WARNING AND SAYS ITS JUST MEANT TO KEEP AMERICANS INFORMED --AND ALERT. PATTY DAVIS FOR CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Officials are investigating a suspicious fire at a Giles County home tonight. The fire damaged a house on Giles Street in Rich Creek. The fire chief says no one was home at the time. State Police investigators will be on the scene tomorrow to determine the cause of the blaze.

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[Wythe-Abuse]


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Disturbing new details about a Wythe County neglect case that turned deadly.
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According to search warrant affidavits, deputies got a call from a neighbor and discovered the body of a 65 year old woman. They say dogs were eating her left arm. It happened in the Speedwell section of the county, early Tuesday morning. Investigators say Esther Crigger died of natural causes from a serious respiratory illness, but they say abuse and neglect contributed to the death. She was found in a soiled diaper with her oxygen tank unplugged.
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((DOUG KING: THE CONDITIONS THAT HE FOUND IN ADDITION TO THE VICTIM, THAT'S WHAT LED UP TO THE CHARGES AGAINST THE FATHER AND THE TWO SONS NEGLECT..))
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[TAKE MUGSHOTS] Esther's husband, 79 year old Elmer Crigger, and her two sons, 39 year old Daniel and 37 year old Donald Crigger are all charged with felony neglect and abuse of an incapacitated adult. If convicted, they each face up to 10 years in prison and a 100-thousand dollar fine.
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[Dan-Chem]


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Union workers who have been on strike for six months at DanChem Technologies have now been locked out by the company.
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That's according to members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400.
They say the lockout took effect June 28th and means the 55 workers still on strike may not rejoin the Danville company until the negotiations are resolved.
The lockout does not affect workers who crossed picket lines to return to work.
The company had no comment about the lockout, but the workers say they offered to return to work under their old contract and work until a new agreement is reached.
Talks broke off June 30 when the workers rejected a contract proposal.
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[Hollins-Scales]


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At one time or another, we've all driven by the scales on Interstate 81 near Troutville.
You may have wondered what exactly goes on there and how effective is it? [***Truck Stop Graphic in Monitor***]
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For some answers we turned to News 7's Justin McLeod. So Justin what did you find?
Jean, it's all about making the roads safer.
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Most people assume that's accomplished by weighing the trucks at the scales.
But there's much more that goes on and tonight we show you a truck stop that never seems to slow down.
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((((NAT SOUND OF TRUCKS GOING THROUGH THE SCALES))
You could say the scales here on I-81 near Troutville are a busy place.
Consider this.
14-thousand trucks travel through the scales every day, and more than 291-thousand each month.
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((JOSEPH EVANS/TRUCK DRIVER: ONCE YOU COME OFF THE RAMP IF EVERYTHING IS FLOWING SMOOTHLY IT BE ABOUT TWO MINUTES AND WE'RE OUT OF HERE.)) [Runs05]
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But not everyone is so lucky.
If a truck flunks the initial test, it must stop and be weighed again.
If they fail that, the driver then has an hour to shift the load before receiving a violation. [GRAPHIC]
Out of the three million inspections last year, nearly 25-thousand led to a violation.
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((TROOPER MIKE TICE/MOTOR CARRIER UNIT: I BELIEVE OUR JOB IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE WITHOUT US THERE WOULD BE A LOT OF TRUCKS RUNNING UP DOWN THE ROAD THAT WOULDN'T BE CHECKED AND YOU WOULDN'T BE AWARE THAT THEY ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS.)) [Runs10]
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Those regulations are enforced by the Department of Motor Vehicles as well as a division of the State Police.
They're called the Motor Carrier Unit and their job is to randomly pull over trucks and give them a full inspection.

It is done either at the scales or on the highway. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF INSPECTION))
The inspection involves checking the outside of the truck, underneath, and the driver's paperwork.
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[IN Q=It takes anywhere]

((MIKE TICE/MOTOR CARRIER UNIT: IT TAKES ANYWHERE BETWEEN MAYBE 30 TO 45 MINUTES DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF THE VIOLATIONS WE FIND.)) [Runs05]
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Too many violations and the truck can be taken out of service.
Out of the nearly 1700 inspections done at the scales last year, the motor carrier unit placed 26.7 percent out of service.
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((MIKE TICE/MOTOR CARRIER UNIT: YOU HAVE NO QUALMS ABOUT DOING THAT? NO SIR I HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH THAT AT ALL BECAUSE THAT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=that's our responsibility]))
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The state has taken on a new responsibility.
Virginia recently launched the prepass system which allows the trucks to be weighed on the interstate while in motion.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, there's then a device in the truck to tell the driver whether they've passed or not.

[Hampton]


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The secretary of former Bedford County Supervisor Kirby Richardson pled guilty to three counts of embezzlement today.
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As part of a plea agreement Angela Hampton was sentenced to three years in prison which were suspended on the condition she pay back the more than 16- thousand dollars she stole. The 35- year- old will also serve two years of probation and is not allowed any contact with Richardson - who she worked for at Old Dominion Fabricators. Hampton says Richardson gave her full access to all his bank accounts.
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((RICHARD LAWRENCE/HAMPTON'S ATTORNEY: HE HAD MADE HER HIS MISTRESS ON TOP OF IT SO SHE FELT COMPELLED TO DO A LOT OF THINGS AND IT WAS SOME ISSUE AS TO WHETHER SHE ACTUALLY HAD PERMISSION TO DO WHAT SHE DID IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE.))
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Hampton says she accepted the plea agreement because she feared a jury would send her to jail and away from her two young children.
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[Adelphia]


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A federal jury convicts the founder of Adelphia communications-
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John Rigas (Reegas) and two of this sons were all convicted of securities fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy.
John Rigas is the founder of Adelphia, one of the nations largest cable companies.
Prosecutors say John Rigas used company money to pay for a 13 million dollar golf course, to buy timberland next to a family home and even to retain a personal masseuse.
Rigas and his sons each faces 30 years in prison.
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[Enron-Lay]


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A key figure in another high-profile case today denied any wrongful criminal activity.
Ken Lay says even though he was in charge at Enron, that doesn't mean he knew everything that was going on there.
A federal indictment unsealed today accuses Lay of conspiracy to manipulate financial results, and misleading the public about Enron's finances.
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[Stewart]


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No new trial for Martha Stewart.
A judge made that decision today.
Stewart's lawyers said she deserved a new trial following allegations that a government expert lied on the witness stand.
Stewart and her former stock broker will be sentenced next week.
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Was a Marine kidnapped in Iraq, or was it all a hoax?
The latest on the tangled case when News 7 returns.
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Plus a nuclear facility is discovered in Iraq- but it may have been too late. Much of the radioactive material is missing.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the Hillcats and Avalanche work overtime in the Hill City tonight. We'll begin our series "Above the Game" as Steve Mason checks in with the latest on some selfish athletes. ((BITE)) Plus, Lance loses the lead but not his balance . Right here on the Big 7.))
[White-Layman]

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A Roanoke landlord who is buying property in a city neighborhood is also attracting attention for an extreme website that has included racist and anti-semitic remarks.
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Bill White has acquired nine homes with eighteen rental units since April, and he plans to purchase and renovate many more in the Chapman Avenue area.
Flyers placed on windshields identify him as a neo- nazi and a racist.
And a former tenant says she believes she was evicted, at least in part, because of racial discrimination.
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[IN Q=I have three mixed children]

((ANGIE LAYMAN: I HAVE THREE MIXED CHILDREN, SO MY BOYFRIEND WAS AFRICAN AMERICAN, AND YOU COULD JUST FEEL THE ANIMOSITY WHEN HE WOULD COME IN MY HOUSE.))
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[OUT Q=when he would come in my house.]
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White says the flyers were the work of an ex-girlfriend, and he says Angie Layman is a disgruntled tenant who was evicted for not paying her rent.
He says he does not discriminate against his tenants.
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[IN Q=The fact that i have a belief]

((BILL WHITE: THE FACT THAT I HAVE A BELIEF THAT WHITE PEOPLE HAVE SOME SPECIAL TALENTS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE BETTERMENT OF EVERYBODY, DOES NOT IMPLY THAT I HATE OR WANT TO HURT OTHER PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=want to hurt other people.]
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The website, overthrow-dot-com, lists White as editor. He says the site is owned by a company in which he has a financial interest.
He describes the site is "an entertainment product aimed at people who have extreme political views."
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One additional note, a home address listed in the flyer is actually not one of White's properties.

[Hostage]


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A Marine who disappeared in Iraq is safe tonight- but now the Navy is investigating whether his abduction could have been a hoax.
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Marine corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun is alive and apparently in good health at the U-S embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.
As pieces of the puzzle continue to surface, Pentagon officials continue their search for answers.
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((LARRY DI RITA/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: THE INVESTIGATION IS ON GOING, WE DON'T KNOW HOW HE GOT THERE OR WHAT WENT ON BETWEEN THE TIME THAT HE WAS REPORTED MISSING FROM HIS UNIT UNTIL HE GOT INTO LEBANON.))
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And while Pentagon officials are trying to sort out exactly what happened, the Hassoun family has run into problems of their own in Lebanon.
[SUPER=03-Tripoli, Lebanon]

At least two people were killed as fighting broke out between the Hassoun family and a rival family. Witnesses say people were taunting the Hassouns, calling them "American Agents." No members of the Hassoun family were injured.
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[Iraq-Nuclear]


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An unexpected find in Iraq raises some serious questions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tuwaitha, Iraq]

A Greenpeace team in found a nuclear facility that was substantially looted. Four to five kilos of radioactive uranium was recovered from a mixing canister, and the team also found radioactivity registering thousands of times above the normal level at two industrial sites in the city. Stories have been surfacing from the area about individuals coming into contact with material from the nuclear facility and becoming sick. There are worries that materials looted from the site may be in the hands of terrorists.
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They only cost a quarter, but they can cause big problems.
Still ahead, why some vending machine prizes are being recalled.
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Plus a fireball in the sky is caught on tape. What caused it next.
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[Commercial]

[Jewelry-Recall]


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Some children's toy jewelry could be dangerous- it is the kind that costs just a quarter or two.. sold in vending machines.
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission says there are dangerous levels of lead found in some of the jewelry.
If swallowed there is a risk of poisoning.
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((DAX LOGUE/SAFE JEWELRY COUNCIL: WE WERE SURPRISED ACTUALLY AND OUR FIRST REACTION WAS TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES GET IT TO RIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=to get it right.]
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The jewelry was sold in vending machines in malls, grocery stores and department stores from January of 2002 through June of this year.
The jewelry costs anywhere from a quarter to 75 cents. Parents are told if your child has the jewelry- just throw it away.
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The Hillcats and Avs go to extra innings tonight. Plus, Steve Mason begins out series on why so many athletes believe they play by their own set of rules. It's called "Above the Game" and the first installment is coming up. But first your Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Chartres, France/OLN; :00]

Lance Armstrong lead at the Tour De France lasted all of one day, but staying in front was not nearly as important as just surviving today during stage 5.
Rain and windy conditions dominated the late portions of the stage, but Armstrong and his US Postal Service teammates weathered the tough conditions well. The Texan finished 24th and is now 6th overall, 9 minutes off the pace.
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[S-Cats]


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The Hillcats and Avalanche got together tonight for game two of their current three game series at City Stadium.


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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Avalanche vs. Hillcats; :00]

Another pleasant night to take in game in the Hill City. In the bottom of the second inning Matt Meath hits a blooper down the right field line and he will motor into second base for the double, but he was stranded on base. In the fourth, Lynchburg would threaten again as Avelino Asprilla single to right field to give the Cats another base runner, but again nothing. In the fifth, Salem which was held to just two hits through nine innings, Ryan Kochen hits a hard shot to short, but Tabor Lee makes a nice play on the ball and guns him down. Lynchburg's Rajai (rah-JAY) Davis would give the team another shot in the 8th with this single, but again nothing for the Cats.
[SUPER=37-Salem/1/Lynchburg/2/Final In 12;]

The sun set on both team's bats long before this, but Lynchburg is able to win it 2 to 1 in 12 innings.
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[S-Game]


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Six Virginia Tech and UVA football players have had serious brushes with the law this year. At one point - quarterbacks from both schools were under arrest. Tonight, Steve Mason begins a two-part look at why many big time college athletes believe they are "Above the Game".
And whether coaches and administrators are doing enough to keep them "out of the game" when their behavior takes them out of bounds.
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[SUPER=01-Craig Littlepage/UVa Athletic Director; 2:25]
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((Marcus Vick has a cannon of an arm, lethal speed and blood lines that put him on track for the NFL. But a January incident in which Vick, Tech running back Mike Imoh and receiver Brenden Hill gave alcohol to minors at a private party have temporarily sacked his career. All three were suspended for the first three games of the 2004 season. Then came Vick's traffic stop, and he's now off the team till further notice. Tech coach Frank Beamer will not comment, but associate head coach Billy Hite did. ((BILLY HITE/VIRGINIA TECH ASSOCIATE HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:))
UVa's Hagans and teammates Brandon Lee and Kenneth Tynes are off the hook. But that's not the first incident involving a Virginia player in the last two years. Star linebacker Amad Brooks was charged with marijuana possession in May of 2003, but the charges were dropped after Brooks met probation requirements. ((AL GROH/UVA HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:))
Over the last two seasons UVa men's basketball coach Pete Gillen suspended guards Keith Jennifer and Jermaine Harper for discipline problems. Both have left the program. ((PETE GILLEN/UVA)) At Tech, coach Seth Greenberg says its not so much that athletes are different but the super information highway that invades their lives is. ((SETH GREENBERG/VIRGINIA TECH MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH:)) UVa women's basketball coach Debbie Ryan says internet overload and talk radio at times negatively affect how her girls see themselves and that can lead to disciplinary problems. ((DEBBIE RYAN/UVA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACH:)) UVa athletic Director Craig Littlepage, who coached in the late 80s, has noticed that more and more athletes enter UVa's basketball programs parentless.)) ((CRAIG LITTLEPAGE/UVA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
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[S-Clemson]


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Tech and UVa of course aren't the only one fighting these problems.
Clemson has its own dilemma tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; :00]

Tigers' defensive lineman Chris McDuffie, a former star at both G.W. Danville and Hargrave Military was arrested on drug charges and he has been suspended from the team. McDuffie faces two charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Both charges are felonies, according to the university.
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Clemson coach Tommy Bowden says McDuffie could return team depending on the outcome of his trial. He was red-shirted during the 2003 season and has not played a game for the Tigers.

[Meteor]


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It wasn't a bird and it wasn't a plane- it was a meteor shower that lit up the sky over parts of Oklahoma and Texas.
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And it was caught on a police car dash camera.
Check it out. The National Weather Service received numerous reports of a fireball in the sky around 9:30.
Federal Emergency Management folks got together with the weather service. They determined that residents probably saw meteors burning up in the atmosphere. (------------)