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Coming up today on News 7 at 5, four people are dead and many more injured as two tornados rip through Texas,
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and Governor Gilmore upsets members on both sides of the fence as he tries to compromise on Confederate History Month.
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Some light showers may roll through late tonight and also tomorrow. Friday promises more sunshine and warmer temperatures, and the weekend is something of a mixed bag, I'll have the latest.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Also in medical news, researchers find a potent cancer fighter in Hazelnuts,
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and a local man is honored for his work making refugees feel at home.
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((I TOLD MY DAUGHTER TO HOP IN THE BATHTUB AND WE HOPPED IN THE BATHTUB AND I TOLD HER TO HOLD ONTO ME AND WE JUST PRAYED.))
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Stories of survival after two tornados rip through parts of Texas.
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The twisters hit last night- killing four people and leaving more than 100 injured.
One tornado raced through downtown Fort Worth- the other tore into a neighborhood in nearby Arlington.
Drew Levinson joins us from Fort Worth- where cleanup is underway-
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(( PARTS OF DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH REMAINED A VIRTUAL NO-MAN'S LAND TODAY ... AS THE DANGER OF MORE FALLING GLASS LOOMED FROM UP ABOVE. There's a lot of hanging glass that's gonna have to be dealt with. It's not a safe place to be and people should stay out of that area. OFFICIALS CLOSED OFF PARTS OF THE MAIN BUSINESS DISTRICT ... WHILE CREWS CLEARED AWAY THE TONS OF SHARRED GLASS AND DEBRIS ... LEFT IN THE WAKE OF TWO DEADLY TORNADOES. THE POWERFUL TWISTERS CAUGHT MOST BY SURPRISE TUESDAY NIGHT .. AS THE FIERCE WINDS DESTROYED OFFICE BUILDINGS ... AND OVERTURNED VEHICLES, BOTH LARGE AND SMALL. TODAY, SEARCH TEAMS AND SNIFFING DOGS SCOURED OFFICE SPACES ... LOOKING FOR POSSIBLE VICTIMS STILL TRAPPED INSIDE AND OTHER SIGNS OF TROUBLE. LOCATOR:ARLINGTON
MEANWHILE, IN NEARBY ARLINGTON, RESIDENTS SURVEYED THE DAMAGE OF THEIR RUINED HOMES. MANY OF THEM STILL AMAZED THEY MADE IT OUT ALIVE. I keep on looking around to make sure everybody is still here, but it scared the hell out of us." "Things can be fixed and repaired but the main thing is that nobody is hurt. If it had hit later than that when everybody was sleeping it would have been really bad.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Friday, Governor Jim Gilmore is expected to make his third declaration of April as Confederate History Month.
And again, he's expected to try strike middle ground-- and upset those on opposing sides of the issue.
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Last year's proclamation recognized "the noble spirit and inspiring leadership of great Confederate generals, leaders, and the ordinary men and women, free and NOT free."
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE GOOD AND THE BAD. ALL THAT USUALLY COMES OUT IN MY PROCLAMATIONS, AND I WOULD EXPECT TO DO THAT AGAIN.))09
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((BRAG BOWLING/SONS OF CONFED. VETERANS: UNFORTUNATELY, CONFEDERATE HISTORY AND HERITAGE MONTH IS BEING TAMPERED WITH BY OUTSIDE GROUPS. AND GOVERNOR GILMORE I THINK FEELS SOME PRESSURE TO PLACATE THESE GROUPS.))11
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But NOT all are placated.
The Governor's own former director of Juvenile Justice is now using his church pulpit to blast the proclamation.
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((REV. GERALD GLENN/NEW DELIVERANCE EVANG. CHURCH: 26 LINES YOU'VE GOT. 23 YOU COMMEND THE CONFEDERACY. WHERE ARE THE LINES THAT SPEAK TO THE BLOOD OF MY ANCESTORS?))
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Reverend Glenn has asked his congregation to wear black and red ribbons, which he says commemorate April as Mourning and Remembrance Month.
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Now that OPEC nations have agreed to increase oil production- will you see a fall in fuel prices at the pump?
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President Clinton hopes that's the case. He's calling on oil companies to bring any upcoming savings to consumers.


Clinton says the deal should help bring relief to truckers and others who travel a lot.
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((BUT RIGHT NOW I THINK THE PRUDENT THING IS TO SEE HOW QUICKLY THESE PRICES CAN COME DOWN WITH THE INCREASE IN PRODUCTION.))
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Clinton also called on Congress to act on proposals to strengthen the nation's long term energy security.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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President Clinton also faced questions about a Virginia Woman- and her case that prompted a criminal ruling against the President today.
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Former Richmond area resident Kathleen Willey made her allegations of an Oval Office sexual advance in a March 1998 interview.
The next day, President Clinton released her private letters to him, to cast doubt on her credibility.
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Today, federal Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that the President committed a criminal violation of the Privacy Act.
The President's legal advisors called the judge "a loose cannon."
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((PRESIDENT CLINTON: WELL HE DOES SEEM TO HAVE ACQUIRED A SIGN ... OBVIOUSLY WE DON'T AGREE WITH THE RULING.))
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Despite Willey's friendly correspondence with the President after the alleged incident, she's NO fan now.
Her last public appearance in Richmond was February 29th, at a primary night party for Republican John McCain.

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Coming up next on the newscast we'll tell you why Radford University is not scoring any points with some of its student athletes,
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But first the latest on a fire that killed eight people in a mobile home in Georgia.
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Eight people were killed today when a fire broke out in a mobile home near Atlanta.
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The victims included a woman and her four children.
Authorities say the blaze started in or around a clothes dryer.
The bodies were found near the home's exits.
A neighbor says he tried to break a window with a rock, but it wouldn't shatter.
The home did not have a working smoke detector.
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Radford University students came one step closer today to losing two of their athletic teams.
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The university's intercollegiate athletic committee made its final recommendation today to drop gymnastics and lacrosse.
The school says it doesn't have enough money to maintain all its athletics at current levels.
Radford officials say the money from the gymnastics and lacrosse teams would go into making other Division One programs stronger.
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((GREIG DENNY/RADFORD ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: WE'RE LOOKING AT IT AS A POSITIVE MOVE BECAUSE WE THINK THE PROGRAMS DESERVE TO BE FUNDED AT A LEVEL WHERE THEY HAD A REASONABLE CHANCE TO SUCCEED. BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE COULDN'T DO THAT WITH ALL 20 PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE.)) ((STEPHANIE NEUTZE/RADFORD GYMNAST: IT JUST SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE PUTTING ALL THE SPORTS IN THE BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE AHEAD OF US AND IT JUST MAKES US FEEL THAT WE'RE NOT AS IMPORTANT TO THE SCHOOL AS THE REST OF THE TEAMS ARE.))
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On News 7 at 6, we'll tell you why some students say the university brought on the budget problems that now threaten the teams.
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It's time now for our website of the day and when we asked our Weekend Diner chef Andrew Freiden to select one for us, he obviously had food on his mind.
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Our website of the Day has everything a cook could need including the Kitchen LINK....as in Kitchen Link-dot-com.
With over 10,000 links to other sites, it is THE clearing house for all things cooking.
Browser can surf for their supper. There are countless recipes including a complete menu for an entire week.
For the Health Conscious, there are not only recipes for reduced fat and vegetarian fare, there are also plans for people with food allergies and other restricted diets.
So if you're looking for something specific or just want to browse, chances are you 're going to find something good at our website of the day and you can find that through a link to our website at WDBJ7-dot-com..just be sure to save r

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Andrew says the reason you should save room for dessert is coming up after this break.
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Just about every well known chef has some closely guarded secrets.
The Executive Chef at the Hotel Roanoke is no different, but even though he has some secrets he won't give up, he also has some he's willing to share.
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Andrew Freiden is trying to learn as much as he can at the Hotel Roanoke's food school.
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A former hockey player from the Valley has become a head coach in the N-H-L. Steve Mason will join us shortly to tell us who it is,
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and on Health Check, a local man is recognized for his efforts to help Bosnian refugees establish new homes in America.

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550 Bosnians can tell you Jimmy Spichek (Spee-check) deserves an AWARD for everything he's done to help them resettle in the Roanoke community. Today -- he got one.
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Tonya Flory is here to tell us about it.
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Spichek was presented with the James G-Snead Award for Outstanding Contribution to Community Health.
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The self dubbed "Croatian Jimmy" because of his ethnicity today became "Bosnian Jimmy" because of his effort to bring people together.
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((Jimmy Spicheck parents are Croatian immigrants.
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(("BOSNIAN JIMMY" SPICHEK/AWARD RECIPIENT: WHEN MY MOTHER AND FATHER CAME TO THE UNITED STATES THEY DIDN'T KNOW ENGLISH AND I KNEW THAT WHEN THE BOSNIANS FIRST CAME TO ROANOKE THAT THEY'D PROBABLY NEED HELP IN ENGLISH, AND THEN I DECIDED TO VOLUNTEER MY TIME.)) [RUNS:14]
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Now after more than 500 medical appointments and countless hours dedicated to the health of the Bosnians -- Jimmy is honored for his work. At his award ceremony there wasn't a dry eye in the room. Even the health department director Dr. Molly Rutledge got emotional when she presented Jimmy with the Community Health Award.
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((DR. MOLLY RUTLEDGE/ROANOKE-ALLEGHANY HEALTH DISTRICT: WHEN YOU ENVISION AN AWARD LIKE THIS YOU ALWAYS WANT IT TO TOUCH THE LIVES THAT IT GOES TO AND IT HAS TOUCHED ALL OF OUR LIVES FOR SURE.)) [RUNS:10]
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Jimmy says he was completely surprised, in fact his co-workers kept the award such a secret, he almost missed getting it.
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(("BOSNIAN JIMMY" SPICHEK/AWARD RECIPIENT: I WANTED TO TAKE TODAY OFF SO I COULD GO TO WEST VIRGINIA AND THEN OUR DIRECTOR SAYS THE DIRECTOR IN RICHMOND IS COMING TO ROANOKE AND I SHOULD BE HERE.)) [RUNS:11]
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whether it be taking families to immunization clinics or translating cross cultural differences all the refugees Serbian, Croatian and Muslim trust and depend on him.
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((BARBARA SMITH/REFUGEE & IMMIGRATION SERVICES: HE IS REMARKABLE TO WORK WITH, THE STAFF LOVES HIM. FEELS LIKE HE'S PART OF THE ENTIRE FAMILY, HE'S THE REASON WE ARE A FAMILY. AND I FELT THIS WAS A VERY APPROPRIATE AWARD BECAUSE THE HEALTH OF THE REFUGEES IS AS CRITICAL A NEED AS ANYTHING THAT THEY DO.)) [RUNS:19]
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Jimmy has personally met every one of the refugees here at the Roanoke regional airport. Another interesting piece of information about Jimmy is he worked here at Channel 7 from 1959 until 1965.


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A new foundation in Roanoke is giving away wheelchairs, canes, ramps and prosthetics to those who can't afford them.
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FREE --standing for Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment and Endowment -- is targeting young adults in the Roanoke Valley whose insurance does NOT cover their needs.
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((DR. BRUCE STELMACK/PRESIDENT FREE: THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT WE COULD PROVIDE THE BASICS OR NOT THE OPTIMAL EQUIPMENT BUT TO GET THEM WHAT THEY REALLY NEED THERE'S NO MONEY AVAILABLE AND THESE PATIENTS WOULD JUST DO WITHOUT AND SOMETIMES THEY END UP IN A NURSING HOME BECAUSE OF THAT OR THEY NEED OTHER PEOPLE TAKING CARE OF THEM WHEN THEY COULD OTHERWISE BE INDEPENDENT.))
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So far FREE has collected 15-to-20-thousand dollars in equipment including this 12-thousand dollar power wheelchair like the one Christopher Reeves is commonly seen using. The foundation just started delivering supplies this month. There is already a waiting list of patients who hope to be considered for assistance.
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Researchers say they've found the active ingredient of a cancer fighter in hazelnuts.
The discovery of Taxol could lead to new ways to make the drug, which now is made from a substance in yew tree needles.
But there are a lot of problems yet to be solved. The amount of the active ingredient in a gram of hazelnut is only one tenth of what's found in a gram of yew. It's not known if processing the nuts for drugs will be commercially feasible.
One researcher says simply eating hazelnuts won't give people the Taxol benefit


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Good afternoon everyone, lets start the ticker on the diamond.
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The Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets made history today.
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They played in the first ever regular season game outside North America.
The Cubs Shane Andrews two run homer in the top of the eighth proved to be the game winner as he puts Chicago up 4-1.
[SUPER=35-Chicago/5/New York/3;]Mark Grace provided some extra cushion with this solo shot to right field to push t

he Cubs lead to 4 runs, 5-1, still in the 8th.
Mike Piazza crushed a two run homer in the ninth, but the Cubs win it 5-3
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Winston Cup drivers are at Texas Sunday for the DirectTV 500.
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Four Winston Cup rookie teams are at Martinsville part of this week testing the half mile track, but they did take a few minutes to talk about racing at Texas.
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And as News 7 sports reported yesterday, Rick Mast is leaving the Larry Hedrick 41 team to join the A.J. Foyt owned Conseco Pontiac for the remainder of this season.
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You can catch Mast and the other Cup drivers right here on your Hometown Station this Sunday. CBS begins coverage of the The DirectTV.com 500 at 1:30.

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The New York Rangers firing of head coach John Muckler yesterday gives a former Roanoke Valley hockey star a shot at becoming an NHL head coach.
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Former Virginia Lancers head coach John Tortorella took over as the Lancers coach in 1986.
That year he led the team to the Valley's first ACHL championship.
Tortorella is taking over the Rangers for the remaining four games of the regular season.
After the season, the Rangers next General Manager will hire a coach.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Heather LaBoe knew the numbers when she stepped on the stage of "The Price is Right."
The Virginia Tech senior was a contestant on the CBS Game Show, in an episode that aired this morning.
Joe Dashiell has the highlights.
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LaBoe was bouncing with excitement after she won the preliminary pricing game. She ran onto the stage and gave host Bob Barker a big hug.
With friends in the audience cheering her on, and a new car on the line... she waited nervously to see if the numbers would fall in her favor.
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LaBoe didn't make it to the Showcase Showdown... but she won cash`and prizes worth more than 20- thousand dollars.
Joe Dashiell News 7))[Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]