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Today on News 7 at 5, shooting sprees in two Pennsylvania restaurants leave one person dead and four others injured.
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and some parents are concerned with the way one local school system is dealing with bomb threats. [Weather-Head]
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We'll see a fifteen degree drop in temperatures tomorrow. Add in gusty winds and it will feel like early March. Details coming up.

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On Health Check, a patient badly scarred by a doctor tells Congress patients have a right to know about problem physicians,
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and we'll see how a little fun and games can make the difference for some young hospital patients.
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((WE HAD FOUR PATIENTS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL ALL FOUR ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION.))
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That after a shooting rampage near Pittsburgh- one person is dead, four others critical and a gunman is now in custody.
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It happened at two fast food restaurants near Pittsburgh-
Police say the man shot one person at a Burger King four others at a McDonalds- before taking hostages at a nearby office complex.
Bobbi Harley has the latest details.
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((Lunchtime in Wilkinsburg stretched into three hours of terror after a gunman set fire to his apartment and went on a shooting spree at a nearby McDonalds and Burger King. Police say he shot at least five people, then ran away, firing at police as he fled. Police say he then took 5 hostages in a nearby building that houses a daycare center for children and senior citizens. The hostages were in wheelchairs. After negotiations with police, the man surrendered and released the hostages .
Four of Taylor's victims were taken to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Ricard Townsend, Trauma Surgeon, UPMC Presbyterian : Each was the victim of one gunshot wound. They were all shot in critical areas.The injuries are all potentially life-threatening. they are all serious injuries. As victims fight for their lives and investigators try to figure out why the gunman went on his rampage, Wilkinsburg residents join the growing ranks of American citizens stunned and scarred by randon gun violence. Bobbi Harley, CBS News, New York.))

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The parents of a six year old who shot and killed a classmate in Michigan today apologized on behalf of their son.


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This is where the boy lived- police describe it as a flop house, an unstable drug infested environment frequented by strangers.
It's also where the young shooter apparently found the 32 caliber handgun used to kill 6-year old Kayla Rolland.
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((ARTHUR BUSCH/GENESEE COUNTY PROSECUTOR: THIS GUN WAS OBTAINED FROM A BEDROOM UNDER SOME BLANKETS LEFT LAYING APPARENTLY LOADED IN THIS BEDROOM.))
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Police believe the gun belonged to a family friend who turned himself in for questioning today.
Police are also questioning the boy's uncle about a loaded shotgun and drugs found at the house.
Authorities say someone could eventually face charges for enabling the boy to get the gun.
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A school in this region is receiving bomb threats- three in three weeks at
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Halifax County High school.
Some parents and students are not only concerned about that, they're also upset about how the schools handled them.
It is the school policy to keep students in the classroom and not evacuate.
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((MARCIA HARRIS/CONCERNED PARENT: FIRST THE POLICY MUST BE CHANGED TO IMMEDIATE EVACUATION. THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS OWE IT TO THIS COMMUNITY AND THEY NEED TO CHANGE IT NOW. LARRY CLARK/PRINCIPAL: KEEPING STUDENTS IN PLACE SO THAT WE CAN SEARCH THE BUILDING IS PREFERABLE THAN MOVING STUDENTS THROUGH AREAS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN SEARCHED.))
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Nearly six-hundred students have signed a petition against the policy. We'll hear from the student who started the petition in a live report at 6.
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Two Radford University students and a former miner are doing what they can to remind Montgomery County of its coal heritage. We'll have that story after the break,
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plus we'll hear from a political analyst who believes George W. Bush's win in yesterday's primary could have serious implications for Virginia's governor.
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Virginia was the turning point for George W- Bush.
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And for that, U-V-A political analyst Larry Sabato says Bush has Governor Jim Gilmore to thank.
A "thank you" could mean a cabinet post-- if Bush wins -- and if Gilmore wants to give up the final year of his four years as governor.
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((LARRY SABATO/U.VA. POLITICAL ANALYST: IF HE WANTS TO GIVE UP THAT YEAR, HE HAS AN EXCELLENT SHOT AT A CABINET POST SUCH AS SECRETARY OF COMMERCE. OF COURSE, THAT WOULD HAVE ALL KINDS OF IMPLICATIONS FOR VIRGINIA.))
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The major implication would be GOVERNOR John Hager-- who would succeed Gilmore... and Sabato predicts have a good shot as an incumbent to win four more years.
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Coal companies abandoned Montgomery County's Merrimac Mines more than 60 years ago.
But a group of Radford University students and former miners is making sure the area's mining history is not forgotten.
Marya Jones reports.
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(( Venture down this part of Huckleberry Trail, and you'd hardly know you were right in the center of what once was a thriving mining town.
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((FRED LAWSON/MINER: IF YOU'LL JUST LOOK AROUND YOU'LL SEE ALL THESE COAL DIRT PILES AND MY HERITAGE IS BURIED IN EACH ONE OF THEM.)) [RUNS:06]
Fred Lawson used to live and work here.
He fondly recalls when the Merrimac Mines in their heyday could produce up to 800 tons of coal a day.
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(( They would work up and take the coal off and leave a pillow of coal to hold the roof up.)) [RUNS:05]
These Radford University anthropology students are helping bring Lawson's recollections to life... in a coal mining heritage park.
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Matt Schrag and Melissa Lamb are two college seniors who have spent the past year planning the park that will eventually include recreation facilities, an amphitheater and a reconstructed miner's cabin.
They're even applying for grants to pay for it -- without taxpayer dollars.
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((MATT SCHRAG: IT'S MUCH BETTER THAN SITTING IN A CLASSROOM ALL DAY, THAT'S FOR SURE. )) [RUNS:04]
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((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: THE STUDENTS PRESENT THEIR PLANS FOR THE PARK TOMORROW. AND IF THEY GET THE GO-AHEAD, IT'LL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC LATER THIS SUMMER. THEY HOPE THE END RESULT IS SOMETHING THAT LURES PEOPLE OFF THE HUCKLEBERRY TRAIL TO LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR LOCAL HISTORY. MARYA JONES, NEWS 7, MONTGOMERY COUNTY.)) [RUNS:15]))
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The students present their plans at a public meeting tomorrow night at 7.
It's being held at the Merrimac Pentecostal Holiness Church on Oilwell Road.

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The rash of layoffs that hit the Henry County area over the past few months often struck more than one family member.
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Brenda Thornhill and her father, Joe Compton, both lost their jobs at Tultex.
Joe recently found a job in North Carolina but Brenda is still looking.
She says she hopes to find a job that's NOT in a factory but realizes her choices are limited because she started working at Tultex right out of high school.
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((BRENDA THORNHILL/FORMER TULTEX WORKER: I KNEW THEY WERE IN BAD SHAPE BUT I NEVER EXPECTED THEM TO SHUT THE DOORS.))


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Brenda's husband also worked at Tultex but found a new job before the situation at the company worsened.
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You can hear more from Brenda and her father in part two of our series "Life After Layoffs."
That's tonight on NEWS 7 at six.




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Tonight's a big night at the Roanoke Civic Center and that's where we find Patrick Evans trying to CHER in the spotlight.
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Today in Sports, Steve Mason will tell us why a recent Northside basketball game seemed like a homecoming for the opposing coach, and on Health Check
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a woman deliberately scarred by a doctor tells the Senate more needs to be done to protect patients' safety.
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Topping tonights health check. She was a victim of a recent case of abuse- at the hands of a doctor-
Today she testifed before Congress.
Linda Gedz wants to know why a national database of problem doctors is not available to the public.
Bobbi Harley reports.
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that after Dr. Zarkin was suspended from Beth Israel Hospital, he was able to practice as an OB/GYN physician for five more months.
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I cant think of one logical comment for not making public proven, flagrant cases of professional misconduct.
STANDUP - FLAGRANT AND EVEN MINOR PHYSICIAN MISCONDUCT IS ALREADY LISTED HERE - THE NATIONAL PRACTITIONER DATA BANK - BUT RIGHT NOW - ONLY AUTHORIZED USERS - LIKE STATE MEDICAL LICENSING BOARDS - CAN ACCESS IT.
FOR ANDERSON SMART - THE DATA BANK MIGHT HAVE ALERTED HIS WIFE ABOUT ONE OF HER DOCTORS PAST PROBLEMS BEFORE SHE WENT ON THE OPERATING TABLE.

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access to the national practitioner data bank she would be alive today.
BUT FOR LAW MAKERS TRYING TO DECIDE WHETHER TO OPEN THE DATA BANK - THERE ARE OTHER CONCERNS - LIKE MAKING PUBLIC UNPROVEN AND STILL PENDING CLAIMS OF MALPRACTICE.

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AND THAT COULD LEAVE EVEN MORE VICTIMS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE STETHOSCOPE. BH, CBS NEWS, NY ))

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Young patients in the pediatric unit at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital are getting a dose of entertainment as part of their treatment.
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Two "fun centers" complete with a VCR, television, videotapes, and a Nintendo 64 system were donated to Community. The entertainment on wheels is quite popular with the patients.
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((JANICE ZACK/CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST: FROM THE MINUTE IT CAME ON THE UNIT. WHAT'S THAT, OH WOW, CAN WE PLAY THAT, SO YES, IT'S BEEN IN USE SINCE THE MINUTE IT CAME ON THE UNIT. ))
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11-year old Tiffany has been in and out of the hospital since August. Since the fun centers came in, she says her time spent here passes easier. And if she doesn't feel well enough to work the controls in the playcenter, the console can be wheeled directly to her bedside.
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((JANICE ZACK/CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST: FIRST OF ALL IT'S UP HIGHER SO THAT CHILDREN CAN SEE IT WHETHER THEY'RE IN A CHAIR ON IN BED. IT'S MADE SO IT WON'T TIP OVER, IT'S MADE SO IT ACTUALLY GOES OVER THE BED, IT'S MADE SO THAT ONE CHILD CAN USE IT, A COUPLE OF CHILDREN CAN USE IT, AND IT'S MADE SO THAT EVERYTHING IS SELF CONTAINED IN THE UNIT.))
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Best Buy chose Community Hospital as one of only 20 in the country to receive one of the centers. The other was given to the pediatric unit by the local picture framing community.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your two minute ticker.
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It's Wednesday and that means Hometown Hoops Weekly. Steve Mason takes us into regionals with an interesting look at two coaches.
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((WE ARE WAY DEEP INTO REGIONAL TOURNAMENT PLAY. NORTHSIDE IS ONE OF MANY LOCAL TEAMS GUNNING FOR A STATE PLAYOFF BIRTH. HE AD COACH BILLY POPE CAN BE PROUD OF MANY THINGS THIS SEASON. WINNING THE BLUE RIDGE REGULAR SEASON CROWN AND WATCHING DEREK ELMORE, ONE OF HIS FORMER PLAYERS, DEVELOP INTO A SOLID YOUNG COACH.)) In his first season as Liberty High School head coach, Derek Elmore posted an 18 and 6 record and won the Seminole regular season, posting a 12 and 2 overall district record. ((BILLY POPE/NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH:))
Elmore was a two year starter for Pope. After graduating in 1989, he played at Emory and Henry was part of four NCAA tournament berths and a sweet 16. Elmore attributes part of his success to Pope even though they didn't always see eye to eye. ((DEREK ELMORE/LIBERTY HEAD COACH:))
Pope watched his former student from the Salem Civic Center stands as Liberty fell to Salem in the Region III quarterfinals. ((:)) The Vikings reached the regionals this year without a marquee player, a tribute to Pope, who has taught Elmore some valuable basketball and life skills. ((:))
That's a rap for this edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly, we'll see ya next time.

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If you'r tired of the same old routine vacation and would like something that is far off the beaten path, Patrick Evans has just the place for you to start.
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((Today's website of the day is a good place to help plan that out of the way vacation. Sure everyone knows if you want to go to Disney World, you head to Orlando, but where do you go if you want to see the World's Largest six Pack or the Superman museum? To find out, hit the Roadside America page. It has thousands of listings for every state in the country.
Check out the Roadtunda section to see what is fun, unique or just down right weird near your favorite vacation spot.
Roanoke made the list for the Mill Mountain Star and Mini Graceland.
Special features this month include the history of the Muffler Men.
So if you want to see where the World's Largest Ball of Stamps is or you would like to know where you favorite animal star is buried, check out our website of the day by clicking on the webwatch logo at our page at WDBJ7-DOT-COM. I'm Patrick Evans and I'm hitting the road.))

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Even though the concert is not a sell-out, Cher's big visit to the Star City tonight is all the buzz.
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Local radio station Q99 is sponsoring a pre-concert party, and that's where we find Patrick Evans this evening, as fans begin to gather for the show.
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