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Coming up on News 7, Lynchburg police make an arrest in today's bomb threats at two local schools. We'll have the details.
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and a trip to a Backstreet Boys concert gets one student suspended. [Weather-Head]
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We have weather systems all around but none taking dead aim on Virginia. We will explain what that means to your weekend forecast coming up.

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On Health Check, we'll meet a woman who uses alternate therapy to help find her customers health problems,
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and in entertainment news, two of Nashville's best known residents are soon getting married.
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((WE'RE GONNA GIVE THE GOVERNMENT BACK TO THE PEOPLE AND TAKE IT OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE GOVERNMENT INTERESTS AND GIVE IT BACK TO YOU. THAT'S WHAT THIS CAMPAIGN IS ALL ABOUT.))
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A day of super promises as candidates gear up for SUPER Tuesday.
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The candidates are focusing on New York and California today- the states with the most delegates.
There are 16 primaries and caucuses on Tuesday- and as Bobbi Harley reports each candidate is vying for the votes.

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((JOHN MCCAINS STRAIGHT TALK EXPRESS HAD TO DO SOME BIG CITY NAVIGATING - MANAGING MANHATTAN AS THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL TOOK IT BY STORM Were going to send a message around the country and around the world that change is coming my friend. THE MESSAGE HIS OPPONENT - GEORGE W. BUSH - IS SENDING OUT IN THIS STATE IS SOMETHING ELSE. Its true. McCain opposes funding for vital breast cancer programs right here in New York. AN AD REFERRRING TO MCCAIN INCLUDING SOME FEDERAL FUNDING OF BREAST CANCER RESEARCH ON A LIST OF PORK BARREL SPENDING. TO EMPHASIZE THAT POINT -- BUSH STOPPED IN THIS SUPER TUESDAY STATE AT A CANCER RESEARCH CENTER. - BUSH - something about importance of tax money for cancer research
EVERY VOTE COUNTS HERE -- OF THE TWO BIG PRIZES IN TUESDAYS PRIMARIES - BUSH LEADS CALIFORNIA - BUT NEW YORK IS NECK IN NECK.
ON THE OTHER TICKET - THE SLAM DUNK SEEMS TO BE IN AL GORES COURT - THE VICE PRESIDENT SKIPPED AHEAD TO FLORIDA AND ITS MARCH 14TH VOTE.
AS FOR BILL BRADLEY - HE CAMPAIGNED IN MAINE BILL BRADLEY - Think big because we can afford to think big.
BIG THOUGHTS THAT POLLS SHOW COULD END IN A BIG BUST COME TUESDAY.
STANDUP - BH/NY - TUESDAYS VOTE ENOUGH TO END BRADLEYS CAMPAIGN,

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An arrest in the most recent bomb threats at Lynchburg city schools.
Police charged a 15-year-old male with phoning in bomb threats this morning to both Dunbar Middle School and E-C Glass High School.
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That brought to six the number of bomb threats the school system has had in just over two weeks.
Authorities want students to realize the school has the technology to track phone calls and identify suspects.
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((LT. WAYNE CYRUS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE AT OUR DISPOSAL THIS TECHNOLOGY AND WHILE IT MYA NOT ALWAYS WORK EACH TIME, WE'VE BEEN LUCKY AND FORTUNATE THUS FAR THAT IT HAS HELPED US PINPOINT LOCATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS.))
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Two girls were arrested last week for threatening to bomb Heritage High School.
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In Michigan a story of child violence with a tragic ending-
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Today hundreds of mourners came out to say goodbye to the little girl killed by gunfire at school on Tuesday.
Six year old Kayla (Row-land) Rolland was shot at school by a classmate who got a hold of a gun.
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((REGINALD MADLOCK/MICHIGAN RESIDENT: WE'RE HERE TO PAY OUR LAST RESPECTS AND TO VIEW THE BODY AND TO LET MY CHLDEN KNOW WHEN YOU PLAY WITH GUNS WHAT CAN HAPPEN.))
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Hundreds of people are wering white ribbons today in the Michgian to show a symbol of unity and grieving.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a student is suspended from school for going to a Backstreet Boys Concert,
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and we'll tell you why a local soft drink bottler has a Coke, but not a smile.
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It was high profile battle the Governor lost in 1998.
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But today, Virginia's Supreme Court sided with Governor Jim Gilmore.
The court says Gilmore had NO right to intervene in the end of life decisions Michele Finn was making about her comatose husband Hugh.
But the Governor should NOT have to pay Mrs. Finn's legal bills, because he thought he was acting responsibly.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I FEEL VERY PLEASED THAT THEY RECOGNIZED THE GOVERNOR'S RIGHT AND DUTY TO PROTECT THOSE WHO CAN'T PROTECT THEMSELVES.))
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((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-SPRINGFIELD: HE PUT THAT WOMAN THROUGH HELL. AND TO ME, THE STATE SHOULD REIMBURSE THE LADY FOR THE LEGAL EXPENSES THAT SHE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THAT.))
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The legislature approved 48-thousand dollars last year to help Mrs. Finn with her expenses.
That money is now tied up in another lawsuit.
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Virginia's Supreme Court also affirmed localities' right to tax vending machines today.
Today's decision in the case of Coca Cola versus Botetourt County may have broad ranging implications for other soft drink bottlers and other localities.
The high court agreed with Botetourt County Judge George Honts. He found Coca Cola's vending machines to be part of the local bottler's sales operation and therefore... subject to personal property taxes.
The company claimed the machines are an extension of the manufacturing process.
The Court says vending machines are "not used in manufacturing but merely selling the finished product."


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The World's most famous killer whale took another step towards eventual freedom today.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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(( FOR THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF, KEIKO, THE ORCA WHALE, HAS BEEN LIVING IN A CONFINED, SAFE AREA OF A NATURAL BAY IN ICELAND.
THE FIVE TON MAMMAL, MADE FAMOUS IN THE MOVIE FREE WILLY, IS HEALTHY AND STRONG ACCORDING TO HIS CAREGIVERS IN THE PAST HE HAS BEEN COMPLETELY DEPENDENT ON HAND-FED FISH BUT NOW THEY SAY HES RETRIEVING 50 PERCENT OF HIS OWN FOOD.
NOW, KEIKO HAS TAKEN ANOTHER STEP TOWARD HIS EVENTUAL RELEASE INTO THE OPEN SEA HE SEEMED A LITTLE OVERWHELMED WHEN, FOR THE FIRST TIME, HE WAS ALLOWED TO SWIM INTO AN AREA OF THE BAY, 20 TIMES LARGER THAN WHAT HES USED TO.

-SOT-ROBIN FRIDAY, KEIKO PROJECT 31;05

we worked through it very systematically, in positive steps. and our last one was keiko swimming out probably 150 meters to see whats going on out there. very calm, very methodically, looking around.
KEIKO EXPLORED THE OPEN AREA FOR ABOUT TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE RETURNING TO HIS MORE FAMILIAR AND COMFORTABLE CONFINES IT WAS THE FIRST TIME HES EXPERIENCED THE OCEAN FLOOR SINCE HIS CAPTURE FROM THE SAME WATERS 21 YEARS AGO.
-QUICK NAT FREE WILLY
IN THE MOVIE FREE WILLY, THE FICTIONAL WHALE ESCAPES TO THE DELIGHT OF HIS YOUNG CAREGIVER.
IN REAL LIFE, THERE IS PRESSURE FROM ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS TO FREE KEIKO, POSSIBLY THIS SUMMER. THE HOPE IS THAT HE WILL FIND HIS ORIGINAL POD, OR AT LEAST A GROUP OF WHALES THAT WILL ACCEPT HIM. BUT AFTER 21 YEARS IN CAPTIVITY, THERE IS CONCERN THAT WILL STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE IN THE WILD. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.
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He went to go see the Backstreet Boys- and paid a high price for it.
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We're not talking about the tickets.
This Texas teenager got kicked out of school for a day-
Jason Trejo is a high school senior who went to the concert two nights ago with his mother.
But his school- Sunnybrook Christian Academy doesn't allow that. The school handbook states that students are to abstain from involvement in "inappropriate music" and students who do not, will be discipllined.
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((ELVIRA BERNAL/PARENT: I THINK IT'S ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS. I THINK A POLICY LIKE THAT NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT AGAIN.))
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The Academy's pastor says all students are made aware of the rules upon enrollment.
Trejo says he will get zeros on all of his assingments during the one day suspension. He's afraid it'll hurt his grade point average and fears he may lose out on pending scholorships that require a specific G-P-A.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll kick off Mardi Gras with Patrick Evans. We didn't send him back to New Orleans, he's standing by to see how it's celebrated here in Roanoke.
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When you think of Mardi Gras, you usually think of New Orleans, but that's not the case tonight.
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Patrick Evans is here to tell us about a special Mardi Gras Party tonight that is both fun and beneficial all at the same time.
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Coming up today in Sports, Steve Mason will have a preview of this weekend's big high school wrestling tournament,


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and on Health Check, we'll meet a local woman who says she can diagnose problems in the body using an alternate form of accupuncture.
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((ANNE CHRISTIANSEN/CLIENT: THE APPROACH IS SLOW, BUT IT WORKS, IT'S HELPFUL.))
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A holistic nurse from Fairfield says she can detect health problems from physical to emotional using some high tech equipment. Tonya Flory tells us how.
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Mary Lynn Lipscomb works through pressure points like acupuncture, but for those who are needle weary -- this method doesn't use pins. Instead a computer and electricity gives the clients the information they need to heal themselves.
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((BEEP)) [RUNS:04] that's the sound of an unbalanced body. The lower tones signify weakness and the higher ones equal stress. but if your like Anne Christiansen --
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((BLEEP...LOOK AT THAT ONE ANNE, RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE 50 -- THAT'S YOUR LYMPHATIC POINT, GOOD FOR YOU.)) [RUNS:09]
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Christiansen wasn't always in tune. She had colon cancer surgery in October and was willing to give this unconventional technique a try.
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((ANNE CHISTIANSEN/CLIENT: I WAS INTRIGUED, MY BACKGROUND IS SOMEWHAT SCIENTIFIC, I WORKED FOR BIOCHEMIST FOR MANY, MANY YEARS SO I HAD A ROUGH IDEA OF WHAT SHE WAS DOING AND I WAS QUITE INTRIGUED, I FOUND IT QUITE INTERESTING.)) [RUNS:15]
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Mary Lynn was a registered nurse for 17 years before she started working with holistic medicine. She says she strengthens the body, mind and spirit by measuring the resistance along energetic pathways through the client's hand.
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((MARY LYNN LIPSCOMB/HOLISTIC NURSE: BASED ON THAT MEASUREMENT I CAN SEE IF THE ORGANS, TISSUES, GLANDS OR STRESSED OR WEAK OR BALANCED.)) [RUNS:10]
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((ANNE CHISTIANSEN/CLIENT: SHE WAS ABLE TO SEE THAT I HAD PROBLEMS AND SHE WAS ABLE TO PINPOINT THE GENERAL AREAS WHICH THE OTHER PHYSICIANS WERE NOT EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT THE PROBLEM WAS IN MY COLON.)) [RUNS:16]
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((MARY LYNN LIPSCOMB/HOLISTIC NURSE: FOR PERIODS OF MONTHS NOW WE'VE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER TO STRENGTHEN HER AND TO BRING HER INTO GREATER BALANCE.)) [RUNS:08]
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Christiansen is following Lipscombs prescriptions of vitamins and herbal remedies.
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((ANNE CHISTIANSEN/CLIENT: EVERY TIME I RUN INTO SOMEONE WHO HASN'T SEEN ME FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS THEY SAY YOU'RE LOOKING SO MUCH BETTER, I'M FEELING BETTER, I'M LOOKING BETTER.)) [RUNS:08]
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Lipscomb says emotional toxicity can also be detected and it can also tell if you have certain food sensitivity like certain foods that you can't eat. The cost of the sessions range from 30-90 dollars.

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It's time now for our website of the day and as Patrick Evans tells us, today's page is a good place to make a friend for life.
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[OUT Q=I'm Patrick Evans.]

Petfinder-dot-ORG is where you can search for the perfect pet for you.
It is a national website, but surfers can look up the animal shelters and humane societies in their own hometowns. Some shelters just list their address and contact information, while others personally introduce you to the animals up for adoption.
The Humane Societies in Bedford and Franklin County both list their pets on the site. An easy to follow code can tell you if your perspective pet needs any special considerations.
Petfinder is also a good place to locate a special breed of cat or dog.
Even if you're not looking for a new animal, the page has plenty of information to help you with the pets you already have.
So if you want to make a new friend and extend your family, head to the Petfinder site. You can find them through a link on our web page at WDBJ7dot-com. I'm Patrick Evans.

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The end of the work week two minute sports ticker is back in the fast lane on this Friday.
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The Winston Cup cars are in the midst of qualifying for this Sunday's CarDirect dot com 400 out in Las Vegas.
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The race's defending champ is Jeff Burton, who managed to succeed last season despite poor qualifying efforts. For instance, he started 19th in Vegas and still managed tot win.
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The State's beat Group A and Two A wrestlers are at the Salem Civic Center this weekend competing for state titles.
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Christiansburg is going for its first state title in Group Two A. And the main competition will come from perennial state power Grundy.
The Golden Wave had won 12 straight titles before losing last year.
And in Group A a couple of new teams have come to the front.
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Roy Stanley was at the Salem Civic Center for this morning's action he will have a preview of the tournament coming up at six.




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The Roanoke College men's basketball team left early this morning for New Jersey where the Maroons will meet Rowan tomorrow night in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament second round.
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The Maroons topped Marymount 83-72 last night at the Bast Center in Salem, but needed overtime to do it.
Trailing 69-66 with nine seconds left in the game, Roanoke's Jason Strickland hit a three pointer to send the game into overtime. Roanoke outscored the Saints 14 to 3 in OT to advance.
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Singers Vince Gill and Amy Grant are getting married.
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Gill's spokeswoman confirms the wedding, but will not say where it will be or when.
A Nashville television station say the date is March tenth.
Grant is the most famous contemporary Christian artist to cross over to the mainstream.
She was divorced from singer songwriter Gary Chapman last June.
Gill was divorced from his wife Janis in 1997.
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A balloonist's attempt to circumvent the globe solo has ended unsuccessfully.
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Kevin Ulliassi's (oo-lee-AH'-see) trip ended early this morning when he landed in the southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma.
Little is known about what caused Ulliassi to land, but his wife says she is relieved to hear her husband is okay.
Even though his mission stopped short, she says it was worth the effort.
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A flight controller says Uliasi may have decided he did not have enough fuel to make it across the Pacific.
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