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Coming up today on News 7, two accidents in North Carolina leave one student dead and fifty others injured.
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and the Senate takes action on a bill that could put thousands of extra dollars in the pockets of elderly workers.
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Warmer weather is fighting its way into the Valley, I'll have the latest details from the News 7 Weather Center.

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Today in Sports, a group of professional athletes from our area
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are joining forces to help local children. We'll have the latest on George Lynch and Ronde and Tiki Barber.
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((I JUST SAW THE CAR COMING BACK AND IT HIT THE POLE AND I JUST SAW CHILDREN GOING EVERYWHERE.))
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A horrifying scene at a North Carolina Middle School when a mini van plows into a group of students.
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Officials say the minvan sped backwards at a high rate of speed- It raced across school grounds, hitting a pole and crashed into seven students waiting for class.
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One child is dead- and six others are injured.
Police say the 87-year old driver accidentally shifted into reverse after droppping off her grand-daughter for class.
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((WE WERE ALL STANDING THERE. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. SHE LIKE PUT IT IN REVERSE OR ANYTHING- WHEN SHE WENT TO MOVE BACK SHE KNOCKED A POLE OVER AND THEN SHE RAN OVER SOME KIDS.))
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Parents heard of the crash- and rushed to the school-
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((WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR OUR CHILDREN BUT OUR HEARTS GO OUT FOR THE POEPLE INVOLVED AND THE KIDS THAT WE KNOW BECAUSE WE KNOW THEM ALL.))
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Two of the injured students have been treated and released. Four others are hospitalized- some may have serious injuries.
The driver is in stable condition.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Another crash involving students- also in North Carolina.
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This one happened in Pitt County-
A school bus collided with a pickup truck early this morning- injuring more than 50-children.
The crash happened at a rural intersection-
Officials say the Greenville Utilities pickup truck apparently ran through a stop sign-
The driver was unconscious and taken to the hospital- The extent of his injuries isn't known.
Authorities say none of the students injuries appear life threatening.
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In this region, two Pulaski County High School students were arrested today and charged with making a bomb threat-

Investigators say the two boys phoned in the threat to school on March 16th.
Bomb threats seem to be running rampant at the school.
12-students in all have been charged with making bomb threats in the last month.
Investigators say the students could face up to 10 years in prison.

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The four day standoff near Baltimore is over-
It turns out quick thinking by a hostage- and deadly accuracy by police brought the standoff to an end- with no harm to the hostages.
Cathy Moss reports.
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(((LOCATOR: LAST NIGHT, DUNDALK, MD)
The troubled and murderous life of 31 year old Joseph Palczynski came to an end Tuesday night after 2 of the 3 hostages had finally escaped through a bedroom window. A neighbor caught the final moments on videotape as a police swat team broke through a front window.

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(natsot, they're breaking the glass. shots fired. shots fired.)


Police shot and killed Palczynski then and there. And a short time later, the third and final hostage, a 12-year old boy, was led to safety. All were unharmed.
In daylight, the broken windows were evident as police worked inside the home to gather more evidence, and former hostages Andy McCord and Lynn Whitehead returned to try to resume their lives, a task made none the easier by the horde of waiting reporters.

(Nats, exchange with reporters)


Police described Palczynski as a man obsessed with his former girlfriend, Tracey Whitehead. Negotiators were convinced that his obsession would have led him to kill all the hostages, and that he was bent on what they called suicide by cop.

(sot, cop, they were begging for their lives)


Police also revealed that hostage Lynn Whitehead slipped Palczynski two tranquilizers in an iced tea some time before he fell asleep on the sofa with a gun on his belly. That, coupled with information she and McCord gave police after they escaped gave them the intelligence they needed to end the siege.
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Senior citizens will soon be able to work more without losing Social Security Benefits. We'll have that story after this break...and then following Sports,
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we'll see who is dogging the Academy Awards on the Internet.
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[5-Social-Security]


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The Senate wants Social Security to quit penalizing the elderly for working.
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Senators have unanimously passed a bill to quit taking Social Security benefits from seniors who continue to work into their late 60s.
Nearly a million workers between the ages of 65 through 69 will see their incomes rise by thousands of dollars.
Now, those same workers lose a dollar in Social Security benefits for every three-dollars earned over 17-thousand dollars.
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(( SEN. JOHN ASHCROFT/R-MISSOURI: "TODAY'S VOTE GIVES SENIOR CITIZENS THE RIGHT TO EARN. THE RIGHT TO EARN IS ONE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL VALUES IN THE AMERICAN CULTURE."))
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The House needs to take it up again, even though it passed the bill earlier this month.
The Senate added a measure to make sure that 64-year-old workers aren't penalized.
President Clinton says he'll sign the bill.
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The fight for control of the national Reform Party is nearing the finish of Round One today in Lynchburg.
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The two sides that claim they are in charge of the political party are making their case before a federal judge.
The debate stems from a raucous party meeting in Nashville last month where Ross Perot supporters ousted chairman Jack Gargan (GAR-gin), an ally of Jesse Ventura.
Now the judge must decide whether that meeting was legitimate.
Meanwhile, the Reform Party's plans for a nominating convention are on hold indefinitely.
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((PAT CHOATE/REFORM PARTY CHAIRMAN: WE'RE AT A POINT NOW WHERE WE HAVE TWO DIFFERENT CONVENTIONS, TWO TIMES FOR A CONVENTION, SO IT'S VERY IMPORTANT, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TRIAL FOR THE PARTY.)) ((RAY CHOTE/REFORM PARTY MEMBER: I'M AN OPTIMIST, I FIGURE WHATEVER WAY IT GOES, IT'S GOING TO BE GOOD FOR THE REFORM PARTY BECAUSE TWO OR THREE OR FOUR YEARS FROM NOW, PEOPLE WILL JUST REMEMBER THE NAME, THEY WON'T REMEMBER THE PARTICULAR PERSONALITIES AND DETAILS AND SO FORTH.))
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The hearing is scheduled to last through Friday.
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Business is good at the trash transfer station and the Smith Gap landfill.
Today, the Roanoke Resource Authority Board approved a new budget that anticipates higher revenues, but no increase in tipping fees.
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The picture is much more encouraging than it was four years ago, when some of the area's commercial waste haulers decided to use landfills outside the area.
Executive director John Hubbard says the authority has made it through a difficult period in strong financial shape.
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((RIGHT NOW I THINK WE'VE AT A LEVEL WHERE WE'RE HANDLING ALL OF THE WASTE THAT WE'RE GETTING EFFICIENTLY AND ANY WASTE THAT WE MAY GET THAT WE DON'T ANTICIPATE GETTING WE'RE STILL ABLE TO HANDLE THAT AND IT HELPS WITH OUR OWN REVENUES.))

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Landfill tipping fees will remain at 55 dollars a ton for private haulers, and Hubbard says he hopes to avoid any increases for the next five years.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll see if we can teach Andrew Freiden some new tricks.
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Coming up this weekend some of the area's most athletic dogs will strut their stuff at Hollins University.


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It's all part of a show where dog owners try to prove their pet is top dog. Andrew Freiden is at Mud Lick Kennels with a preview
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The Sweet 16 are gearing up again for the N-C-Double-A tournament. Mike Stevens will have a preview today in Sports.
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and on Health check, we'll have part two of our look at a unique local program designed to make children feel more at ease in the hospital.
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When your child heads for the hospital, it can be scary. Doctors say it's hard for kids to verbalize their fears -- and for parents to admit they're afraid too.
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Tina Tenret shows how one local hospital takes you by the hand. Jean, nurses and doctors rarely have time to sit down and spell things out for your child -- or to hold your hand as a parent.
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So Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital spends 45-thousand-dollars a year for a child life specialist. Parents say they've never seen anything like this, but they wish every hospital would hop on the bandwagon.
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((knocks. COME IN. HI. HI. HOW ARE YOU DOING TODAY LAUREN? FINE. THAT'S GOOD.)) [RUNS05]
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Six year old Lauren Dalton is having her tooth removed.
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Lauren's never been through surgery, so child life specialist Janice Zack is here to answer all her questions.
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((JANICE ZACK: AND HERE'S MY PICTURE BOOK. butt butt butt ZACK: SEE THIS BED RIGHT HERE? THIS IS A SPECIAL BED. IT'S GOT GREEN SHEETS ON IT AND IT'S ON WHEELS. WHEN THEY PUT YOU ON IT, DO THEY DO SURGERY? WELL, THAT'S HOW YOU'RE GOING TO GET DOWN TO SURGERY. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT? YOU GET A SPECIAL RIDE.)) [RUNS18]
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[TIGHT SHOT OF HAND WITH IV HOLDING MASK 11:26:59] Zack also brings props.
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((LAUREN DALTON: THIS ONE GOES OVER YOUR HEAD AND THIS IS HOW YOU PUT IT ON. SHOW ME, GREAT. EXCELLENT JOB. butt butt butt DR. BILL COOK/PEDIATRICIAN: IT IS WELL SHOWN THAT WHERE A CHILD IS WELL PREPARED, WE CAN GET BY WITH FAR FEWER DRUGS.))
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[shot of grandson on tape 3 tc 20:29] Dr. Bill Cook lost his four-year-old grandson to cancer.
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((COOK: MY DAUGHTER OFTEN GOT UP BEFORE SUNRISE (SOBS) WENT INTO THE HOSPITAL AND STAYED ALL DAY WITH HIM. BUTT BUTT BUTT WITH PICTURE ON TAPE 3, 21:08 HER CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST MET HER AT THE DOOR WHEN SHE CAME IN, SAW TO THE FACT THAT JOSH HAD THINGS TO DO, TOYS TO PLAY WITH. HELPED EXPLAIN THE PROCEDURES. HELPED TAKE CARE OF THE OLDER CHILD IF THAT WAS NECESSARY.)) [RUNS28]
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[parents playing with kids tape 1 UB 11:05:59] For parents, the child life specialist stocks a library, a refrigerator, and a social calendar full of group outings.
She prompts parents to ask questions too.
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((ZACK: WHAT'S MY ROLE IN THIS AS THE PARENT? WHERE CAN I BE? WHAT CAN I BE DOING NOT ONLY FOR MY CHILD, BUT FOR MYSELF SO WE'RE ALL CALM? butt butt butt SHERRI SONGER/LAUREN'S MOTHER: THIS IS THE FIRST SURGERY ANY OF MY CHILDREN HAVE GONE THROUGH.)) [RUNS13]
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[getting wheeled out tape 1 13:36:58] But by the time little Lauren is wheeled off, she and mom both seem ready. In every room along the way, toys and games surround Lauren -- no blank walls here. And, only minutes before the operation, Lauren looks close to comfy.))
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The child life specialist will meet Lauren after surgery, too, to make sure everything went okay.
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Zack tells parents no matter which hospital you choose, make sure the doctor explains the treatment at your child's level.
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Today's website of the day is dedicated to this weekend's Academy Award presentations. But as Patrick Evans tells us anyone expecting an ordinary Oscar page is barking up the wrong tree.
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(( It's been a rough week for the OSCARS after all the Academy Awards were stolen and trashed. Even though they were recovered, they're getting trashed again on the Internet...by a puppet.
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The Pets-dot-com sock puppet is trying his own "HAND" at hosting with his coverage of the Oscars with Mr Showbiz.
Click on our website of the day and he'll tell you all about the nominees, the pictures, even the fashions.
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If you're looking for something less irreverent, check out the official Academy Awards website at OSCARS-dot-com. There you can find news of the nominees, a trivia quiz, and even clips from all the films.
But if you're looking for a little more fun, check out Mr. Showbiz as they sock it to Hollywood.
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You can find it through a link to our website at WDBJ7-dot-Com. I'm Patrick Evans.))

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Good Afternoon everyone, welcome to your two minute ticker.
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Philadelphia 76er George Lynch and NFL standouts Ronde and Tiki Barber are now playing on the same team.
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All-Stars Clinics of the Roanoke Valley and Lynch are partners. Both George's basketball camp and the Barbers clinics will now bring their resources together as far as sponsors are concerned. Both camps will run the last week in June and Lynch will join the Barbers in their fund raising golf tournament at Hanging Rock this summer. The new partnership should enable the threesome to help more kids.
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((WALT DEREY/ALL-STARS CLINICS FOUNDER:))
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Lynch also has a new promotional CD out called George Lynch's Summer Camp two thousand. It includes everything from his bio and season stats to info on how a person can join the George Lynch fan club. There is even a segment that includes video of George playing for the 76ers and sound from Will Smith talking about big George. More on this story at six.
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The March Madness returns to Your Hometown Station tomorrow night with two games from the Midwest region. Early in the evening at 7:30 we'll head to the Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan where Syracuse looks to upset number one seed Michigan State.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 7511] Right after that game we'll stay put in the Midwest for the other regional semi-final as UCLA battles Iowa State. Those two games comes your way tomorrow night.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 7512] Then on Friday night - it's Carolina and Tennessee at 7:30 followed by Duke and Florida on WDBJ-7. Jean will be back in a moment. Take care everybody.
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Seeing Roanoke's historic city market was a treat for Japanese students who say they're used to newer bigger places.
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The group is from Sapporo, Japan. On the market they were introduced to Easter eggs, then stopped in a souvenir store to buy ties. They also visited the mayor -- saying the highlights of their trip included home tours, Burger King and laser tag.
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((WE HAVE ENJOYED ATTENDING CLASSES AT LORD BOTETOURT HIGH SCHOOL AND BUS TOURS AROUND BOTETOURT COUNTRY. WE SAW VERY OLD HOUSES OF COLONIAL AND VICTORIAN. WE ALSO ENJOYED BURGER KING AND LASER TAG. YOU ARE A REAL AMERICAN.))
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A Japanese company in Botetourt County is sponsoring the group while they stay with local students. Next week they go to Washington D-C.
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