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Coming up today on News 7, Gas Prices continue to rise. They're already over two dollars a gallon in some places.
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and some students of a local school decide to go home early after a rumor of an armed classmate runs rampant. [Weather-Head]
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In medical news, the President wants to get prescription coverage for all medicare patients.
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Also in Sports, the man who holds most of the N-F-L's passing records decides it's time to hang up his cleats.
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You're not seeing things, Gas prices are going up even more- In New York, gas is now more than two dollars a gallon.
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It could affect the price of everything from lettuce to air fares- Fuel prices are creeping higher and higher almost by the day it seems.
Bobbi Harley has the latest.
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((IF YOUVE PULLED UP TO THE PUMP LATELY - YOU ALREADY KNOW --GAS PRICES HAVE GONE SKY HIGH.
Tom Popowick/New York Driver - 11:45:56 - A dollar ninety-three, two oh three, its getting ridiculous.
THATS RIGHT - A WHOPPING TWO DOLLARS AND THREE CENTS AT THIS BEDFORD, NEW YORK FILLING STATION. THE OWNERS BLAME IT ON SOMEONE ELSE. Disiena/New York Station Owner : Whatever the price of gas is, you cant absorb that kind of money, its ridiculous, last week alone, gas went up twelve cents, thats a lot of money. ITS A PINCH FELT AROUND THE COUNTRY - THE AVERAGE COST OF GASOLINE RIGHT NOW RUNS ABOUT A DOLLAR FIFTY-NINE A GALLON. BLAME IT ON OPEC - THE NATIONS THAT PRODUCE OIL - IT CUT BACK ITS SHIPMENTS AND SO FAR THERES NO PROMISE THAT WILL CHANGE. Bobbi Harley/New York: At least one metropolitan area is trying to make the most of it -- cashing in on high gas prices by promoting what else - public transportation. Youve been driving? Yes, yes, Im sorry. With these high gas prices? RADIO ADS HIT MILWAUKEES AIRWAVES LAST WEEK - AND IT SEEMS RIDERSHIP IS UP. Joe Caruso/Milwaukee Transit Director: You could probably ride for a couple of weeks right now for what it takes to fill up the tank of even a small car. IT MAY GET WORSE - ESPECIALLY BAD NEWS AS THE HEAVY SUMMER TRAVEL MONTHS APPROACH. Aaron Kildow/Prudential Energy Analyst - - Gasoline prices are almost double what they were last summer so that cuts into the holiday budget. AND NOT JUST ON THE ROAD - THANKS TO THE HIGH COST OF JET FUEL, AIRLINES HAVE HIKED THEIR PRICES, TOO. BOTTOM LINE ITS ALL HITTING THE SAME PLACE HARDYOUR WALLET. BH, CBS NEWS, NY,))


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Several Campbell County high school students went home early today because they thought a fellow student had a gun.
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The Principal of Rustburg High school says it was only a rumor-
It was students who said a classmate brought a gun to school today.
But the principal says none of these students heard this directly from the boy. School officials searched the student's backpack and locker and found nothing. Still, some students called their parents and were allowed to leave early.
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More now on the case of the baby found dead in a dumpster in Blacksburg. Police now say the mother is a 21-year old Virginia Tech student-
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Officials however are not releasing her name and have not filed any charges yet.
The baby boy was discovered Saturday morning after authorities were attending to a woman at the apartment complex who had appeared to have given birth. Officials say there are still many unanswered questions.
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Bradbery says those questions should be answered once a toxicology report is released sometime this week.
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A Roanoke neighborhood is on edge after a man is shot in broad daylight. We'll have that story after the break,
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and former Governor George Allen makes it official. He's returning to the world of politics.
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A Roanoke man is shot in broad daylight in a Northeast Neighborhood- Police say it was a case of extreme road rage-


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Now three weeks later, Ricky McGuire wonders why it happened- and says he's thankful to be alive.
The shooting is unusual because it happened in the middle of the day-
McGuire was walking along Courtney Aveue off Williamson Road- when he stepped into the path of a car by mistake.
At that point a passenger in the car started SHOUTING.
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The passenger fired a shot- the bullet went through McGuires shirt missing his chest- it then entered his arm in one spot and exited out the other side.
The bullet severed nerves and left McGuire's arm painful in spots- numb in others.
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The car is described as late 70's early eighties, mid size- either faded grey or silver.
The suspect is a black male wearing a Fubu brand cap.
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Former Governor George Allen is officially a candidate for the U-S Senate.
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Allen kicked off his campaign with a stop in Roanoke.
Though the announcement was well attended by the usual Republican office holders and candidates for office... it was Congressman Virgil Goode's who made this an unusual event.
The life-long Democrat- turned Independent didn't just show up, he recited a history of Allen's political accomplishments.
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((SOME OF THE POLLS SHOW GEORGE AHEAD. BUT I'LL TELL YOU THIS. IN HIS POLITICAL CAREER, HE BEGAN AS A POLITICAL UNDERDOG. HE KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO FIGHT HARD AND HE'LL FIGHT HARD IN THIS ELECTION.))
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Allen pledged to improve education, protect social security and reduce taxes, if he's elected over incumbent Senator Chuck Robb.
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For just one dollar a high tech business can rent office space at the Martinsville B-B and T Bank.
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The nine-thousand square foot space is basically free for one year. The Martinsville mayor announced the deal to attract more information technology jobs to the area hit hard by unemployment.
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The deal could mean dozens of new high tech jobs.
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We are introducing a new index in our nightly stock closings, the Bloomberg-News 7 Local Stock Index.
It is a list of stocks created to measure our region's economy.
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You can view the index, and its performance, at any time by logging onto our home page at WDBJ-7-dot-com. Go to News, and click the Bloomberg icon.
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But before we look at the closing numbers, let's check in and see what Patrick Evans is cooking up.
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Healthy foods are not always what we crave, but you can make a good diet taste good, too.
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Patrick Evans joins us with some great tasting SOUP recipes from the Lewis-Gale Health Management center.
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One of the greatests who ever played the game retires from the N-F-L. Mike Stevens will have more in Sports, and on Health check,
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the former director of a major state hospital is talking to the community at Lewis-Gale Medical Center tonight. But this doctor has a familiar take on the subject matter.
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A doctor is in Roanoke tonight describing how he went from back room seclusion in a mental facility to head of a psychology department.
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Dr. Frese (Freeze) was diagnosed with schizophrenia, but despite that, he became director of an Ohio Psychiatric Hospital.
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[VO NAT] But his colleagues sometimes question his ability because of his mental illness. His wife understands and handles it. In fact, they work as a team talking to groups about living and coping with mental illness in the family.
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((PENNY FRESE/WIFE: ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK WE LEARN AS A FAMILY IS TO PUT THINGS ON HOLD, SOMETHING THAT IS NOT POPULAR IN THIS COUNTRY, WE WANT TO GO CRASHING THROUGH AND GET THINGS DONE AND TO LEARN TO BACK OFF, WE HAVE A LITTLE SAYING, WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GO TO BED.))
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All four of the Frese children were diagnosed as clinically depressed in their teens. Penny Frese was instrumental in starting Red Flag program in school systems throughout Ohio. Red Flag teaches parents and teachers signs to look for in adolescents.
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President Clinton is trying to gather support for his plan to cover prescription drugs under Medicare.
Clinton is propsoing an optional limited drug benefit to all 39 million Americans in the Medicare program, but Republicans say that would cost too much.
They want to target seniors of limited means.
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Health care in general is one of this year's top campaign issues, with Al Gore and George W. Bush expected to battle over rival approaches to Medicare and patients' rights.


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It's time now for our Website of the Day and Patrick Evans tells us today's selection is all about nets on the net.
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((If you have a bad case of March Madness and still can't enough N-C-Double-A basketball on television, you need to check out Final-Four-dot net.
This official site has everything you need to know and more about the teams in the championship tournament. You'll find the statistics not only for every team in this year's tourney, but for every tournament since 1939.
Keeping track of the winners and losers couldn't be easier if you print out the bracket listings.
If you're planning on attending any of the games and need to know about ticket prices and availibilty, you'll find a city by city listing for all the venues.
The site is not just limited to the men's tournament, it has just as much information on the women's side as well.
So until someone comes up for a cure for March Madness, you can get an up-to-the minute dose of college basketball at our website of the day. You can find a link to it through our website at WDBJ7-Dot-Com. I'm Patrick Evans.))[S5-Mari

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The Clock may be ticking on the two minute ticker, but it is no longer doing just that on the career of
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Dan Marino. This morning the future hall of famer announced his official retirement from the NFL after 17 record setting seasons as the Miami Dolphins quarterback.
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At the age of 38 he exits the game with virtually every career mark in the NFL record book, including most touchdown p

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Bobby Labonte finished second by a nose to Dale Earnhardt yesterday in Atlanta, but he was able to increase his Winston Cup points lead after four events.
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Labonte has been the hottest driver on the circuit to date with one win, two top 5 finishes and another just out of the top five in 6th. Running that well has made it much easier to tolerate NASCAR's taxing schedule that features 10 non-stop cross country weeks of racing to open the season.
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This week the WinstonCup stars roll into Darlington for the Transouth 400.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, we'll turn our attention to all the March Madness and check in with the Virginia Cavaliers and the Libery University women. Jean will be back with the rest of News 7 at five right after this short break. Take care everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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Think of it as the Real World meets Gilligan's Island. 16 Americans were dropped off today on a remote island in the South China Sea.
They have to spend a month competing against one another for a million dollar prize.
Bob Winsor reports.
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