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Coming up today on News 7 at 5, Elian Gonzalez could be another step closer to deportation as his father applies for a VISA to come to the United States.
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And a former leader of the K-K-K is returning to Virginia to stage a protest in favor of Confederate History Month. [Weather-Head]
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Sunshine and pleasant temperatures are on the list for tomorrow, with even warmer highs over the weekend. Stay tuned for details.

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In medical news, we'll see
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why more and more baby products will be scored with classical music.
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((THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS THE LEGAL AND MORAL AUTHORITY TO SPEAK FOR ELIAN GONZALEZ IS HIS FATHER.))
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Elian Gonzalez's father prepares to come to the United States-
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The process to bring Juan Gonzlez to the U-S has begun.
His lawyer has applied for a Visa- that will also allow the father's wife and four month old son to travel to the U-S as well.
Cathy Moss has the latest from Miami.
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(( Talks have resumed between Immigration officials and the lawyers for 6 year old Elian Gonzalez' Miami relatives. The two sides remain at an impasse over the government's demand that the boy's Cuban-American family surrender Elian if the court fight to keep him fails. A Friday deadline has been set.

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Elian's great-uncle Lazaro Gonzalez has said he is willing to release the boy to his father Juan Miguel Gonzalez if he came to Florida from Cuba. Attorney Gregory Craig told reporters that Juan Miguel is ready, but needs assurance that he can take custody of Elian during the appeals process. Gregory Craig/Juan Miguel Gonzalez' Attny./Washington, D.C. He's ready, Needs assurances before he comes From the beginning Miami's Cuban-American community has rallied in support of Elian, frequently gathering outside his Little Havana home and staging various acts of civil disobedience. The divide has strained relations between local officials and Attorney General Janet Reno, though both sides are continuing to call for calm. Reno Be calm, obey laws))

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A girl has gained permission to bring a female date to the prom in Floyd County.
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The American Civil Liberties Union threatened to sue the Floyd County High School for discriminating against lesbians, if Tiffany (La-peen) Lapine could not bring a girl to the prom.
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But on the streets of Floyd -- residents lash out against the girl's decision.
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Some residents point out that Tiffany Lapine and her family are new to town. They say outsiders are bringing alternative lifestyles to traditional Floyd. The Lapines did not want to appear on camera to protect their privacy.
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Former national K-K-K leader David Duke is headed back to Virginia this weekend.
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Duke was in Richmond last year for the Lee mural controversy.
He says he'll be back Saturday for a counter-protest.
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Black minister Gerald Glenn has called for a one day boycott of Chesterfield County malls to protest the County proclaiming "Confederate History Month-- and NOT letting citizens speak on the issue.
So Duke-- who now heads up the National Organization for European American Rights-- says he'll go shake white shoppers' hands and thank them for ignoring the boycott.
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Reverend Glenn is a former agency head for Governor Jim Gilmore.
He's also opposing Gilmore's plans to proclaim April "Confederate History Month" in Virginia.
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Roanoke's Higher Education Center is now taking shape in the old Norfolk and Western headquarters downtown.
And today, officials unveiled their plans for the other N&W office building located near the Hotel Roanoke.
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Joe Dashiell is there tonight with more on the project.
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Jean... this is all about bringing more people downtown to live... The plan for the building known as GOB South calls for 87 upscale rental apartments.
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((With the work on the Higher Education Center now showing significant progress, attention is turning to the building next door...
Roanoke officials hope GOB South will play an important role in their plans for downtown renewal.
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At a news conference at the Hotel Roanoke, downtown officials unveiled plans for 87 upscale apartments... with monthly rents ranging from 595 to 875 dollars.
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The project will cost nine millions dollars... financed with a mortgage or bonds, and backed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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Jean, city officials who attended the news conference made no commitments to the possibility of issuing bonds... but they said they'll certainly take a look at any proposals that come before them.

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New statistics show one T-V program combines for more than 11 percent of sex, cursing and violence on TV- We'll tell you what program that is when we come back.
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and a local program to protect children from Internet pedophiles is getting some national attention.
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A Shawsville man was killed this morning in a head-on collision.
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The accident happened shortly before 9:30 on Alleghany Springs Road.
State police say 77-year-old Julius Sisson veered over the center line after he waved at a neighbor... and hit an oncoming truck. Sisson died at the scene.
A man and his 12-year-old son in the truck were not seriously injured.
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The woman charged with discarding her baby's body in a Blacksburg dumpster was in court today.
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Rosetta Elizabeth Clark plead NOT guilty to the misdemeanor charge of improper disposal of the infant's body.
The 21-year-old Virginia Tech student declined to comment on her case.
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Police found the baby boy's body wrapped in plastic bags inside her apartment complex dumpster nearly three weeks ago.
A medical examiner ruled that the baby was stillborn.
Clark will stand trial in April.
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A workers' union has agreed to negotiations with Dan River Incorporated.
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The largest employer in Danville requested contract talks with the United Food and commercial workers union this week. Since the union agreed, company officials have been busy preparing.
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Company officials say the talks will begin within two weeks. This comes after the company announced part of its operation will be moving to Mexico. Union leaders did not return our calls.
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There's more sex on T-V today compared to just 10-years ago- That's according to the Parent's Television Council.
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The group studied prime time television for ten years between 1989 and 99-
Among the findings, sex on T-V has more than tripled- and the use of foul language is way up too.
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The Council said violence on T-V stayed about the same- but would have decreased significantly if not for W-W-F wrestling.
That one show combines for more than 11 percent of the combined sex, cursing and violence on TV and it's a show that 3-million children watch.
The Council is calling on networks and advertisers to responsibility for the images and messages on T-V.
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Life on the Internet can open the door to the rest of the world for children. While it can be fun and educational, it can also be a dangerous place inhabited by sexual predators.
But a program in Bedford County is having a lot of success cleaning up the web. As a result, the people behind Operation Blue Ridge Thunder are getting some national exposure.
Peter Van Sant has a preview of tonight's 48 hours.
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(( Peter Van Sant: How many of you have gone into chat rooms on the Internet? raise their hands
Van Sant Narration: But what these kids don't realize is that every minute they spend online, they may be hunted.
Van Sant STAND UP IN PLAYGROUND: This used to be favorite place for sexual predators to stalk their prey, today they stalk a virtual playground the Internet where millions of children visit everyday but now law enforcement is fighting back.
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boy or girl, if I go into a chat room without saying a word within one or two minutes it is nothing for me to have 15-16 people well over 18 trying to talk to me.
Van Sant Narration: Jamie Watson is an undercover detective with Operation Blue Ridge Thunder, the most successful program in the country fighting Internet crimes against children.
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Narration: We asked Inspector Watson to take us on line, posing as a young girl.
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Peter Van Sant: Now, Watson may soon have a chance to do just that. He's been on line and undercover for more than two months...
JW--we're talking about meeting in just a few hours if I was a real 13 year old child I'd be in real danger at this point.
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You can see more of this report on Operation Blue Ridge Thunder tonight on 48 Hours right here at 10 O'Clock.

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Coming up today in Sports,
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Steve Mason will check in with Stacy Compton as the Virginia native continues his pursuit of the Rookie of the Year Award.
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Coming up next on the newscast, some doctors who left the Lewis Gale Clinic say they have worked out their differences with the organization,
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and studies that say classical music makes babies smarter could make a large toy company even richer.
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Nine doctors who have left Lewis-Gale Clinic say they've worked out the problems involved in setting up a group practice.
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A spokesman for the Clinic says its not aware of the specific arrangements the anesthesiologists have made to get out of their contract.
That contract says doctors who quit can't practice within 50 miles of the Clinic, unless they pay a penalty.

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Exposing babies to classical music is becoming a popular concept nationwide.
In Florida, state-run day care centers must play it every day.
Now a huge toy maker is betting Bach and Beethoven will be beautiful music for its bottom line.
Renee Sanchez has more.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Thursday ticker.
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The busy test week at Martinsville continued today as another rookie much more familiar with the half mile track showed up. Hurt native Stacy Compton
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was on hand today. But his car spent the morning inside thanks to mother nature. Compton through six races has started on average 29th and finished 30th in the Melling racing Ford.
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You can watch Compton and other cup drivers in the DirectTV 500 at the one and a half mile Texas Motor Speedway right here on your hometown station. CBS begins coverage begins Sunday at 1:30.

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The NCAA Women's basketball final four tips off tomorrow night in Philadelphia at the First Union Center. Tennessee battles Rutgers at seven o'clock and then UConn takes on Penn State at nine. Playing in the city of Brotherly love suits UT coach pat Summitt just fine.
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The Men's final four tips off Saturday at the RCA Dome. The men's college basketball family got a little smaller today when
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former NBA great Clyde Drexler stepped down as the head coach at Houston. In two seasons Clyde posted a 20 and 33 record and lost 21 games this past season. He leaves his alma mater to spend more time with his family.
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The men's final four tips off with the Wisconsin/Michigan State game 5:42 followed by UNC and Florida at 8:17 right here on your Hometown Station. That's it for sports, see ya at six.
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If you are a fan of Monty Python and have some Idle time on your hands today, you need to spend it on our website of the day.
That's where Patrick Evans is celebrating Eric Idle's birthday.
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(( Now for something completely different, our website of the day is dedicated to the men of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
A lot has happened in the nearly 31 years since they began their weekly tribute to the Meaning of Life, Spam and silly walks and most of it is documented here.
Anyway, there's more Monty Python gags than you can shake a dead parrot at.
So put on your best lumberjack clothes and head over to our website of the day.
You may find something so funny it hurts, but don't worry, it's only a flesh wound...I'm Patrick Evans.))[Close-ID]
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