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Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick is suspended from the university through the end of the year, because of his l
egal troubles.
We'll have a live update.
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And, while some locals are calling Hurricane Alex a "lightweight,", it's still packing high winds, heavy rain, and riptides along the Carolina coast.
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A mix of sun and clouds for us while Hurricane Alex strengthens even more. I'll have the latest details and we'll check out our News 7 Weather Bug sites across the south east.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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The first hurricane of the Atlantic season is spinning off the coast of North Carolina.
Hurricane Alex is expected to churn up the surf and bring rain, but not a whole lot more.
Rick Holmes reports from South Nags Head.
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Marcus Vick is scheduled to appear in court today in Newport News on traffic and drug charges. But he already knows he will NOT be allowed to return to Virginia Tech next semester.
Vick and Tech have parted ways at least for the Fall semester.
Today the school announced Vick has been suspended, effective immediately.
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Susan Bahorich is on the Tech campus.
Susan, why is the school taking this action now?
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((ROLLCUE:..Judicial Referral board.))
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Prepro of Virginia Tech statement on Readmittance:
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Authorities have released the name of the man whose body was found below the Blue Ridge Parkway last night.
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A preliminary investigation indicates that 62 year old Ronald Wayne Carter jumped to his death from the Roanoke River Bridge. Hikers discovered the body around 7-o-clock last night. Police and rescue squads were called to the overlook, but Carter was pronounced dead at the scene.
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The wheels of military justice are turning for Private Lynndie England.
She's one of several U-S soldiers accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners.
Stacy Case is at Fort Bragg, where a military hearing has begun to determine whether England should be court- martialed.
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(( FOR MANY AMERICANS--- LYNNDIE ENGLAND IS THE FACE OF IRAQI

ABUSE. TUESDAY, SHE HELD HER HEAD HIGH AS SHE REPORTED TO FORT BRAGG TO FACE 19 CHARGES SURROUNDING THE MISTREATMENT OF IRAQI PRISONERS.

THE PICTURES AT IRAQ'S ABU GHRAIB PRISON TELL ONE STORY---- NOW THE

ARTICLE 32 HEARING IS ENGLAND'S CHANCE TO TELL HERS.
SUPER: EUGENE FIDELL/NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MILITARY JUSTICE the question is where the path leads. will there be evidence aduced at the article 32 investigation that leads to others up the chain of command and I'm sure we will all be followign that.

TRACK: IN PREVIOUS INTERVIEWS--- ENGLAND MAINTAINED SHE WAS JUST
FOLLOWING ORDERS---- HINTING THE PICTURES WERE GOING TO BE USED TO SCARE

PRISONERS INTO DIVULGING INFORMATION ABOUT INSURGENTS. .
COURTESY: KCNC SUPER: PFC LYNNDIE ENGLAND " i was told to stand there point, give the thumbs up, smile, look at the camera...take the picture. :08
who told you to do that?, persons in my higher command." :04
STAND UP BRIDGE: STACY CASE/REPORTING BUT THE PROSECUTION STARTED EARLY POKING HOLES IN THAT DEFENSE. AN INVESTIGATOR TESTIFIED ENGLAND TOLD HIM SHE AND THE OTHERS WERE JUST
JOKING AROUND--- THAT THEY DIDN'T SEE THE PICTURE TAKING AS SERIOUS.


TRACK: THE INVESTIGATOR ALSO TESTIFIED HE NEVER FOUND ANY EVIDENCE THE PICTURES WERE GOING TO BE TURNED OVER TO MILITARY INTELLIGENCE FOR USE DURING INTERROGATIONS.
TRACK: THE ARTICLE 32 HEARING IS THE MILITARY'S EQUIVALENT OF A GRAND JURY HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THERE'S ENOUGH EVIDENCE FOR A COURT MARTIAL. 5 OTHER RESERVISTS FACE FUTURE HEARINGS.... INCLUDING THE
FATHER OF ENGLAND'S UNBORN CHILD--- CHARLES GRAINER. SPECIALIST JEREMY

SIVITS TESTIFIED AGAINST HIS FELLOW SOLDIERS AND IS SERVING ONE YEAR. IF
FOUND GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS--- ENGLAND FACES A MAXIMUM OF 38 YEARS AND

DISCHARGE FOR BAD CONDUCT. STACY CASE CBS NEWS FORT BRAGG, NC. ))
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Coming up next on the newscast, three suspects are arrested in a string of burglaries in the Valley.
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Also it is the day many Americans have looked forward to, as Lady Liberty is reopened for the first time since the September 11th attacks.
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Police in Utah still haven't found the body of missing woman Lori Hacking, but her husband is now charged in connection with her murder.
Lee Cowan has more from Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake police say Mark Hacking was a bad actor from the beginning. (SOT/CHIEF RICK DINSE, SALT LAKE POLICE CHIEF 0

6:43:40) "I'll tell ya, we focused on him the very first day." (NARR: vo; Mark in park) Perhaps because he said too m
uch -- too early. (Date: Monday July 19th) (SOT/MARK HACKING, ARRESTED FOR MURDER 16:41:35) "I know that I'm searching

for someone who is hurt." (NARR: vo mark with reporters, then back time family at presser) He stared down TV cameras
-- friends-- even his own father -- and insisted his wife had vanished while out for a morning jog. (SOT/DR. DOUGLAS

HACKING, MARK'S FATHER, JULY 23, 2004 10:33:09) "I looked him in the eye and I said I need you to tell me if you had anything to do with Lori's disappearance (edit 10:33:23) He looked me in the eye and he said no." (NARR: vo evidence coming our of apartment) But once detectives took a look at the couple's apartment -- they say they knew right away Lori Hacking never left home alive. (vo: dumpster searching, family presser ) There was blood on the walls and carpet . Additional evidence found in a nearby dumpster as well as inside Mark Hacking's car -- sealed it for investigators. It al
so ended hopes for Lori's family -- humbled by all the tragic attention. (SOT/SCOTT DUNAWAY, FAMILY SPOKESMAN 18:18:52

) "God bless you all for your outpouring of love and support. Now please let us mourn for our little Lori in private." (NARR: vo County Dump) What is still unanswered -- is just where Lori is. Days of searching the county landfill has come up with nothing. Every smell imaginable is confusing search dogs -- and with 3-thousand tons of garbage to sift th
rough -- police are preparing the family --that Lori's remains may never be brought home. (SOT/CHEIF RICK DINSE, SALT

LAKE POLICE CHIEF 12:12:25) "The thought that her last resting place is a landfill is not a pleasant thought, and the thought that she may have to say there is something else that we don't like to think about." (NARR: vo home video of Hackings, Lee and Erik walking) The District Attorney doesn't like to think about it either -- legal analysts say prosec
uting Mark Hacking for murder without his wife's body won't be easy. (SOT/ERIK LUNA, LAW PROFRESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF UTA

H 02:11:23) "Chances are the prosecution will have to provide more evidence than simply blood evidence or other type of forensic information." (COWAN ON CAM TAG:) "Prosecutors have until Thursday to file formal charges but a day before that search dogs will be back out at the landfill the day before that deadline -- in hopes of providing the one piece of evidence that could make the difference in court --between life and death for Mark Hacking. Lee Cowan CBS News, Salt Lake City.))

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A string of burglaries in Roanoke County and City ended after a homeowner foiled a robbery attempt. Three suspects apparently trying to force their way into a home in the 3700 block of Chesterson Street were caught by the homeowner July 26th. The homeowner got their descriptions and spotted their vehicle. Police followed it and found stolen goods and pawn tickets. 33 year old Kimberly Cox of Roanoke -- 29 year old Timothy R. Hicks of Salem -- and 23 year old Brandon S. Jordan are all charged with several counts of burglary.
Police say more charges are pending.

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Henry County and Martinsville are considering merging their school systems.
While many think it is a good idea, one of the school boards thinks it needs to do a little more studying.
Justin McLeod has more.
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((((NAT SOUND OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER SAYING AT 11:49:16 "I GUESS SOME OF THE DIRTY LAUNDRY IN THE PAST NEEDS TO BE AIRED OUT BEFORE WE MOVE ANY FURTHER))
It is the subject of plenty of debate.
Should Martinsville and Henry County join forces and have one school system?
At least one Martinsville school board member has some doubts.
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That's just one of many issues that arise with a possible merger.
Just ask Barry Greene.
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He should know. Greene chaired a seven member committee that studied whether a merger should happen.
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((BARRY GREENE/COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: THE COMMITTEE FEELS LIKE AFTER TWO YEARS OF STUDY THAT THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION TO SERVICE A SCHOOL SYSTEM OF 98-HUNDRED STUDENTS WILL IMPROVE WITH ONE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND THERE WILL BE DOLLAR SAVINGS.))

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Up to two million dollars the study found.
Some of the savings would come by closing several schools and eliminating a number of administrative positions.
It would take four years to implement but more study is needed and both school boards only have until the end of the August to vote to agree in principle to a merger.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: MANY MARTINSVILLE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WERE RELUCTANT TO ENDORSE THE CONCEPT OF A MERGER SO THEY'LL MEET AGAIN AUGUST 24TH. MEANTIME, THE HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD WILL TAKE UP THIS ISSUE THURSDAY. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
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Still to come on the newscast,
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we'll see who won the election of the presidential bobbleheads.
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Sports fans of both party affiliations scored some Campaign 2004 treasures last night.
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The first 25- hundred Saint Paul Saints fans received their choice of a bobble head with the likeness of either President Bush or Democratic hopeful John Kerry, as they entered Midway Stadium last night.
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((WHICH ONE ARE YOU CHOOSING? LT. GOV. CAROL MOLNAU/R- MINNESOTA: THE ONE THE IS ALWAYS RIGHT GEORGE BUSH.))

((SEN. TOM HARKIN/D- IOWA: WELL IN TERMS OF BOBBLE HEAD PRESIDENT BUSH REALLY FITS THE BILL.))
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The most popular bobble head of the night was the Kerry doll.
The Bush doll was defeated without a re-count.
About six minor league baseball teams across the country also gave away the bobble head dolls.
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Even though the terror alert level was just raised in New York City, Lady Liberty is once again welcoming visitors.

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Federal officials went ahead with plans to re- open the Statue of Liberty today.
It's the first time since the 9-11 attacks that the public will be allowed to visit.
The statue has new security features and new restrictions.
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Norton says the new terror threat didn't hamper the statue's re- opening, since officials have been working to make the landmark safer since 9-11.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 15 points. The NASDAQ has dropped 13.

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Coming up after the break, Coach Beamer talks about what it'll take for him to be happy with his team.
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And the astronauts on the International Space Station take a walk outside for a little yardwork.
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This is a busy week for Tech head coach Frank Beamer. Yesterday, his players for the upcoming season reported to campus and tomorrow, they open practice.
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Sunday night, Beamer made his final personal appearance before the chaos begins.
He dropped in on the Roanoke Valley Sports Club to chat with fans and talk a little football. Not surprisingly - one of things on the club members' minds, is also high on Beamer's list - NO more seasons of underachieving.
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High school football practice opened yesterday in many areas of the state as Friday Football Extra's finest began getting ready for another season.
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The William Fleming Colonels are ready to roll in 2004. The Colonels finished last year as the Division Four state runners- up, and they have stayed hungry for more wins in the off-season.
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The Colonels have plenty of experience, and plenty of skilled players back on offense. But defensively - with the like of UVa bound Darryl Gresham - the Colonels could dominate.
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[VO NAT CON'T] The Colonels also have some new coaches on staff this year. Former Colonel Al Holland, Junior is helping out on offense, while former UVa star and NFL linebacker Shannon Taylor is working with the defense.
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Our preseason previews will continue all month long here on Your Hometown Station. Tonight we'll check in with first- year head coach J.R. Edwards and the Hidden Valley Titans.
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And finally--
Mission accomplished for both an American and a Russian astronaut.
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They completed a four- and- a- half hour spacewalk on the international space station, despite briefly losing contact today with NASA officials.
They were doing some maintenance work outside the station.
NASA has also launched the Messenger spacecraft, now en route to Mercury.
The journey will take about seven years and cover five- billion miles.
If all goes according to plan, Messenger will become the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury in 2011.
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