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Coming up next on News 7 at 5, there's another case of guns in schools as a student confronts a full classroom with a pistol,
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and from Blacksburg, the smart road gets its first opportunity to shine. We'll have a live report.
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Despite a cloudy start to the day, sunshine became the main weather story, and it will be just that again tomorrow.
Stay tuned for details.

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In sports, the N-C-A-A tournament is gearing up for action tonight,
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and a local minor league team is having problems at home and that's before the season even starts.
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((THE STUDENT AT HIS DESK HAD POINTED A GUN IN THE AIR ASKED EVERYONE TO GET ON THE FLOOR.))
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A terrifying scene at an Ohio school- yet another incident involving a gun at school.
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It was quite a scare this morning when a sixth grader brought a gun to class, waved it around and ordered everyone to the floor.
It ended with no gunshots and no injuries-
But as Drew Levinson reports, it was one more example of trouble in our nations schools.
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(( SCHOOL HAD JUST BEGUN WHEN THE SIXTH GRADER PULLED OUT A LOADED 9MM HANDGUN AND ORDERED HIS FRIGHTENED CLASSMATES AND TEACHER TO GET DOWN. DAN KEMATS/TEACHER: And I did my best to just try to calm the students as best I could without saying anything. I was on the floor looking at the students, motioning them to stay down and stay calm.
ANOTHER TEACHER HEARD WHAT WAS HAPPENING AND RUSHED INTO THE ROOM.
LINDA ROBB/TEACHER : He held the gun up and I said, is that real? He took the clip out then he shoved it back in there. LINDA ROBB FINALLY PUSUADED THE BOY TO GIVE UP THE WEAPON. THE SCHOOL IN THIS CITY ABOUT 25 MILES SOUTH OF YOUNGSTOWN IS SMALL, AND ALMOST ALL THE KIDS KNOW EACH OTHER. JOHN GRAFTON/FRIEND: Hes a really nice kid but I dont know why he had to do that. TEACHERS SAY THE BOY IS TROUBLED AND HE DID IT BECAUSE HE WANTED TO JOIN HIS MOTHER IN JAIL. LORRIE MALONY SAYS THE BOY CALLED HER SON RICKY THE NIGHT BEFORE AND TOLD HIM TO STAY HOME.

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He knew he was going to do this last night and he should have never, and Ricky should opened his mouth and told somebody the something.
MANY PARENTS RUSHED TO SCHOOL NOT KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.

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Its a scary thought, Im a single mom, Im raising two kids on my own doing the best I can do and whey you get a phone call like that at working saying the fact that this happened in a little school village, yeh you think the worst. ANTHONY KRUKOWSKI/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I'll probably say what every other superintendent in every small district in America will say that you dont think this can happen in your system but it can. THE SCHOOL WILL NOT REOPEN UNTIL MONDAY. THE BOY REMAINS IN CUSTODY. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, DETROIT.))

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The situation did not have a peaceful end at a Texas church-
IT was there that a man bitter about a relationship- tried to kill the woman and three others-
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It happened last night- 32-year oldCarlos Castillo opend fire wounding three people.
Police say Castillo was apparently angry because the 18-year old he was in love with only wanted to be friends.
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The 18 year old is in fair condition. Her mother and the church pastor are in critical.
The gunmen is dead- He turned the gun on himself.
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Virginia's controversial Smart Road is officially open for business.
And this afternoon, Smart Road researchers got a chance to show off what makes the road so smart.
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Marya Jones is there tonight with some answers.
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Jean, it looks like any other road.
But what you see behind me is a both a transportation research lab AND, officials say, a highway to economic opportunity for the area.
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(( This two-mile stretch of road already houses more than 70 transportation research projects.
Projects that Virginia Tech and VDOT officials say will put Blacksburg ... and Virginia ... in the transportation research fast lane.
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(( RAY PETHTEL/ VIRGINIA TECH TRANSPORTATION INST.: THIS IS A UNIQUE PROJECT. IT'S THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD TODAY. THERE ARE OTHERS THAT HAVE SOME OF THE FEATURES OF THIS FACILITY BUT NOT ALL OF THEM. ))
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Two years in the construction and 30-million dollars in the making, the Smart Road is a collaborative project between VDOT and Virginia Tech.
One day, the road will connect Interstate 81 to Blacksburg.
But in the meantime, it's a concrete and asphalt laboratory ... meant to help VDOT find out how to eliminate hazards in highway travel.
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Officials say the road's special technology also makes it a lure to businesses worldwide that want to test drive their automotive products... in a number of different weather and lighting conditions.
The road is expected to bring in 20-million dollars in research revenue in the next year.
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Coming up on News 7 at 6, we'll give you a closer look at some of the gadgetry on the Smart Road... and why officials say this road leads to great things for Virginia.
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Jean?

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The battle over the National Reform party continues in Lynchburg. We'll have an update after this break,
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also investigators say they now know what caused the fire that claimed the lives of two children this weekend in Rockbridge County.
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It was the heating system that caused the fire that claimed the lives of two young girls Sunday night in Rockbridge County.
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Arson investigators found charred debris in the duct work. The fire started in the master bedroom- -the one next to the room where 12-year old Rebecca Chittum and seven- year old Kassidy Higgins were sleeping.
The oil furnace had been replaced six or seven years ago- -but the duct work was not.
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The water level at Carvins Cove continues to climb. Now just five and a-half feet below the spillway, the reservoir is almost back to normal for this time of year.
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Boaters returned today for the first time in over a year. By noon, eight to 10 fishermen were taking advantage of the opportunity. At its lowest point last summer, the cove was down almost 30 feet, but today the docks are floating again and the rental boats are ready for action.
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There are some restrictions but the cove will be open to boaters Thursday to Sunday until the end of March and seven days a week after that.
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Joe Dashiell will have more from Carvin's Cove with a live report on News 7 at 6.

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Testimony continued today in Lynchburg's Federal Court where warring factions are trying to gain control of the Reform Party of America.
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Jack Gargan was ousted as party chairman last month by supporters of Reform Party founder Ross Perot. Gargan claims the meeting and the vote to remove him were illegal and he should remain in control. But current chairman Pat Choate says Gargan was acting like a tyrant and refused to head the wishes of the executive committee.
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Both sides say it will come down to how judge Norman Moon interprets the Party's Constitution. Moon says he will release his ruling after four Monday afternoon.
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A Southside minor league baseball team owes the city of Danville thousands of dollars.
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The city is suing the Danville Braves. Attorney's on both sides assure fans there will be continued basball this season. According to court documents the team owes 40 thousand dollars in rent, in addition to 50 cents for each paid admission from last season.
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Coming up on news 7 at five, the ice at the Roanoke Civic center turns into a playground.
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The Roanoke Express is teaming up with Community Hospital to cheer up some of the hospital youngest patients.
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Andrew Freiden is on the ice at the civic center to tell us about how some kids get their spirits raised by gliding across the ice.
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Coming up today in Sports, we'll hear from the Roanoke Express as the team members become road warriors to finish off the season,
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and on Health check, we'll tell you why veterinarians say your pets allergies are nothing to sneeze at.
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If you think you are having trouble this allergy season, just think of what it is like for your family pet.
They're not capable of telling you how they feel and they can't just go to the medicine cabinet for an antihistamine.
So if you don't know the signs to look for, their suffering may only get worse.
Angela Goss has more.
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Welcome everybody to your Thursday ticker.
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The road to the final four continues tonight as play in the sweet 16 resumes here on Your Hometown Station.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 7511] Tonight at 7:30 Michigan State hooks up with Syracuse in the Midwest region, and that game will be followed by the Iowa State-UCLA battle.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 7512] Then Friday note that the Duke - Florida game leads the evening at 7:30, while Tennessee and North Carolina will close out the Friday night session. The Tarheels believe they are peaking at the just the right time.
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More testing this afternoon at Martinsville as the Woods Brothers drove over from Stuart to lay down some rubber on the track.
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Elliott Sadler, the driver of the Woods' Citgo Ford had some company today in the form of team owner - Eddie Wood's son - Jon Wood. Jon, who is just 19 years old is a rookie on the Hooters Pro Cup series this season. After his test session today he headed to St. Augustine, Florida for his second race of the season.
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The Roanoke Express plays one of it's six remaining games in the regular season tomorrow night against Johnstown at the Round House.
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Four of Roanoke's six games left before the playoffs will be played on the road. The Express is 3-1 and 1 against the Chiefs this season.
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((SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:JOHNSTOWN'S A TEAM THAT'S GONNA PLAY YOU TOUGH EVERY SINGLE NIGHT THEY HAVE SOME BIG FORWARDS AND NOW THEY HAVE SOME SPEED AND I THINK THAT THEY DON'T ALLOW US TO GENERATE A LOT OF SPEED THROUGH THE NEUTRAL ZONE. AND THAT IS WHERE OUR DIFFICULTY HAS BEEN WITH THEM. WE'VE BEEN SUCCESSFUL BUT IT'S BEEN A DOG FIGHT EVERY TIME AND THAT'S WHAT WE EXPECT IT'S GONNA BE THE LAST TWO TIMES AND THEY'RE A POTENTIAL PLAYOFF TEAM SO WE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO MAKE IT A LITTLE EASIER ON OURSELVES.)) ((TROY LAKE/EXPRESS CENTER:NOT MUCH IS LEFT OUT THERE, IT'S THE LAST FEW GAMES AND PEOPLE ARE MENTALLY A LITTLE TIRED YOUR EXCITED PLAYOFFS ARE COMING SO REALLY WE'RE JUST TRYING TO KEEP IT THE SAME, KEEP IT SIMPLE AND PLAY PLAYOFF HOCKEY.))
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, the kids at Pulaski County high school have never had their own baseball field until now. Roy Stanley will have that stroy for us in about 45 minutes. Take care everybody and have a good night. [go to break]

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People who want to know the secrets behind some of their favorite restaurant foods need to check out our website of the day. As Patrick Evans tells us, it's really cooking.
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(( Today's website of the day is a place for either the master spy or a cook who just likes to experiment.
Top Secret Recipes-dot-com is an interesting page where you can learn to make you favorite restaurant or commercial foods.
Several years ago Todd, Wilbur was a television reporter who had way too much time on his hands. So he dedicated his life to solving the secret of some on the nation's top recipes. After several best selling cookbooks, he brought his act to the internet.
On his site Wilbur says he has cracked the code to his versions of Twinkies, Snicker Bars and even Kentucky Fried Chicken, which he claims is really only four common ingredients.
While he saves some of his best recipes for his books, there are hundreds of other copycats including many sent in by readers.
So if you really want to know what is in some of your favorite foods, check out our website of the day through a lin

k at our webpage at WDBJ7-dot-Com. I'm Patick Evans.))[5-Pinball]


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Finally today a 55 year old woman is trying to get into the Guinness Book of World Records as a Pinball Wizard.
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Mandi Martin is on her 18th straight day of pinball. She is trying to log 555 hours, 55 minutes and 55 seconds over 23 days.
She set the current record back in 1979.
Martin is allowed only one five minute break each hour, so she sometimes accumulates her breaks to take short naps.


She started playing on March 5th.
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