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Coming up today on News7 at 5, investors go for a ride on Wall Street as the stock markets act like roller coasters. We'll have the details.
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and things get violent as protestors storm barricades in Miami to form a human chain around Elian Gozalez.
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Wicked cold and a very strong wind as well. April weather roars in our forecast coming up.

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In Medical News, the state prepares for a health threat caused by a tiny mosquito,
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and we'll be there as two sisters are united with a long lost family member.
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A wild afternoon on the New York Stock Exchange- the Nasdaq plunged more than 500 points and so did the Dow Jones-


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A topsy turvey day on the market- and for those who follow stocks- For a while it looked like head- spinning losses-
Huge drops on both the Dow and the Nasdaq by mid- afternoon- but by the close the major indicators began to turn around.
Alexis Christophorous has more.
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Anxious protestors in miami have formed a human chain around the home where 6-year old Elian Gonzalez is staying, fearful the government will try to take him away to meet with his father. His father isn't in the U.S. yet, but it seems like it's only a matter of time now. Jennifer Jones reports.
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A 16- year old has agreed to testify against the man prosecutors call the "ring leader" in the death of Prentise Jordan.
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Tremaine Richardson pled guilty today to second degree murder for his role in the crime-- as part of a plea agreement.
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He'll now testify against the prosecution's main suspect.
Richardson's attorneys admit their client fired shots at Easely's night club the night Jordan was killed, but they say he never intended to kill the 19- year old.
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((JACK GREGORY/RICHARDSON'S ATTY.: THEY DIDN'T LIKE EACH OTHER AND HAD HAD A SERIOUS FIGHT A WEEK BEFORE THIS AND IT WAS UNDERSTOOD THEY DIDN'T LIKE EACH OTHER BUT I THINK THE REAL ARGUMENT WAS BETWEEN MR. BUFORD AND MR. JORDAN.))
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Richardson will be testifying against Timothy "Nippy" Buford.
Yesterday, Buford was found NOT competent to stand trial.
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His trial has now been postponed to June.

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The victim of Sunday night's fire in Floyd County has been identified as Anthony Paul Allen.
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The 23-year old man died of smoke inhalation, but his body was so badly burned it took dental records to positively I-D the body.
Allen had been living with Christopher and Kimberly Johnson for the past few months. He was Christopher's cousin.
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A local family experiences a long awaited reunion at the Roanoke Airport. We'll have that after this break
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and hundreds of job seekers stand in line to find work with what could soon become Montgomery County's largest employer.
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They're are turning out by the hundreds .. to meet with what could become Montgomery County's largest private employer.
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The line started forming before 7:30 this morning to put in applications for EchoStar Communications, a direct broadcast satellite company.
It promises 600 new jobs immediately ... and 14-hundred within the year.
Applicants came from all over southwestern Virginia ... many the targets of recent layoffs.
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((JERRY FRYE/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: THE RECENT LAYOFFS WE'VE HAD DUE TO VOLVO LAYOFFS AND THE TRAGIC ACCIDENT AT NEW RIVER CASTINGS HAS DRASTICALLY RAISED OUR UNEMPLOYMENT, BUT I THINK TEMPORARILY SO. BUT I THINK IT'S ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO DIVERSIFY.))
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Today's job fair is one of two being held this week to start up EchoStar's newest customer service center.
Coming up on News 7 at 6 ...we'll meet some of the recently laid off workers hoping to make a fresh start with the company ... and find out their chances for shifting from manual labor to the technology sector.
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The Pittsylvania County board of supervisors is proposing a tax hike.
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Last night the board proposed a 28-cent property tax increase to cover all departmental requests. The board has the option to reduce that number after a public hearing. Much of the money would go to public schools.
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((DONALD JOHNSON/PITTYSYLVANIA CO. SCHOOLS: LOOK AT HOW MUCH PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SPENDS LESS PER CHILD. PARENT SHOULD ASK ISN'T MY CHILD WORTH JUST AS MUCH IN THE DANVILLE OR THE HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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The public hearing is April 19th.
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Two Roanoke women met their sister for the first time today.
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((WE DID IT BABY GIRL. ))
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Alice and Louvinnia Jones have been searching for their siblings for 28 years. Now their sister has found them.
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((THERE SHE IS. OH SHE LOOKS LIKE DADDY.))
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Linda Jones has a different mother. When their mother died, Linda and five other children were sent to an adoption agency.
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((REUNION HUG. YOU MUST BE ALICE. I'M ALICE))
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Linda sent almost 200 letters to all the Joneses she found on the Internet. Her half sister responded -- family she never knew she had.
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((NEVER STOP LOOKING... YOU NEVER KNOW.))
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On News7 at Six, find out the strange ways these brothers and sisters are alike -- even though they did not grow up together.
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There's a new exhibit covering the walls of a local museum. It's all about quilts. Patrick Evans has more.
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The Art Museum of Western Virginia is again blurring the line between art and craft.
This time, thanks to a new exhibit all about Quilting from both an artistic and historic perspective
Here's Patrick Evans with a preview.
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Today on Health Check, President Clinton pushes for prescription drug coverage for the elderly,
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and then after sports, Diana Ross is prepared for a multimillion dollar tour with the Supremes...sort of.
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Sometimes it's hard for older Americans to pay for Prescription drugs.
That's why the President Clinton says it's time to update Medicare with a prescription drug benefit.
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The President wants the benefit to come before any tax cuts- He's endorsing a Democratic plan being presented by Virginia Senator Chuck Robb.
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((AFTER WE MODERNIZE MEDICARE WITH AN AFFORDABLE BROAD BASED VOLUNTARY PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEIFT, THEN WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH SENSIBLE TAX CUTS.))
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The President's remarks came before officials of the AFL-CIO.
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Clinton blasted the Republican version of the budget saying it gives 150 billion in tax cuts-
The one point 83 trillion dollar budget will be debated in the Senate all this week.

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It's a disease that killed seven people in New York last year -- in its first appearance in the western hemisphere.
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Now Virginia officials are warning the mosquito-borne West Nile encephalitis (en-SEF-uh-ly-tis) is heading south down the eastern seaboard.
The disease is transmitted by infected mosquitoes.
So health officials are asking Virginians to eliminate standing water, where mosquito larvae hatch.
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((DR. ANNE PETERSON/VIRGINIA DEPT. OF HEALTH: IT CAN BE FATAL TO OLDER AGES. IT IS SOMETHING TO TAKE SERIOUSLY, AND TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS FOR, BUT IT IS NOT AS SERIOUS AS MANY OTHER THINGS THAT ALREADY EXIST IN VIRGINIA ACTUALLY.))
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Virginia's health department got a 142-thousand dollar grant to test mosquitoes, dead birds, horses, and other mammals to see if the African virus is in Virginia this year.
It's only been found in birds as far south as Baltimore so far.
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It is a medical fact that people who are overweight could benefit greatly from losing even a few pounds. And even though they may want too, many don't know how to in a safe manner. As Patrick Evans tells us, our website of the day may help.
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(( Using today's website of the day will make you less of a person than you use to be...but isn't that the purpose of dieting.
Cyberdiet-dot-com is a comprehensive site approved by dietitians to help you lose weight and learn more about the food you're eating.
You can start by developing your own Nutritional Profile.
The calculator enables you to determine your daily calorie and nutritional needs.
From there the program maps out the steps needed to safely lose weight.
It helps you plan a 12 week menu along with healthy snacks and a guide that tells you exactly what's in that fast food lunch..
There's more information on this site than we could possibly tell you about here. They even rate alot of the so-called fad diets out there that promise fast weight loss.
You won't find that promise here, but if you are serious about losing weight safely, it can help.
Check out our site of the day through a link to our web page at WDBJ7-dot-com. I'm Patrick Evans. ))

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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday ticker which starts on the ice.
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The Express opens the first round of the Kelly Cup playoffs tonight at the Round House against Johnstown in a seven o'clock face off. The Chiefs beat Roanoke in the regular season finale and Johnstown has given the Express fits this season.
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Last night the Michigan State Spartans captured the national championship in men's college basketball, and soon after 26 people were arrested in East Lansing, Michigan.
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This morning Tom Izzo, the Spartans head coach picked up the Sears championship crystal trophy that goes to the winner. The school also received a $10 thousand dollars check.
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Tickets are still available for this weekend's Winston Cup event at the Martinsville Speedway. The Goody's Body Pain 500 hits the pavement on Sunday, but don't forget about Saturday. The Craftsman Truck series will give the track a workout at two with Jimmy Hensley coming home to defend his title.

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[GO TO PINNACLE 1021] And Saturday night at seven right here on Your Hometown Station, News 7 Sports will have a half hour preview show getting you all set for Sunday's Cup Classic. You'll hear from many of your favorite drivers, plus we'll continue celebrating the Wood Brothers 50th anniversary season with a profile of the free spirited Jon Wood.
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Jeff Lafave is the new men's basketball coach at Washington and Lee University.
Lafave served as interim coach last season and led the Generals to a better than expected sixth place ODAC finish.


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There's another new coach in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Lynchburg College has named Ron Carr to replace Joe Davis.
Carr is no stranger to the state coaching ranks, he was an assistant at Virginia Tech and head coach at Longwood College.
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And the 2000 Salem Avalance team was unveiled to the media this afternoon. Manager Allan Cockrell says this year's Salem team is benefiting from a good draft the Colorado Rockies has a few years ago.
You'll meet the hot prospects and hear from the new ODAC coaches tonight at six.
News 7 at five will be right back.
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Diana Ross is going on tour this summer with the Supremes, but you can't call it a reunion tour.
Mary Wilson, the only other surviving Supreme, won't be there.
Promoters say they couldn't agree on money after Wilson turned down three million dollars for the tour.
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((DIANA ROSS: "I MADE THE INITIAL CALL TO CALL HER, TO BE HERE, I WOULD HAVE BEEN HONORED TO BE ON THE STAGE WITH ALL THE SUPREMES, I INVITED ALL EIGHT OF THEM, BY THE WAY THERE HAVE BEEN EIGHT SUPREMES, I INVITED THEM ALL TO BE HERE. WHERE THE BREAKDOWN CAME, WAS WITH MARY AND NEGOTIATING WITH THE PROMOTERS. ))
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Two other Supremes on this tour joined the group after Ross left in 1970.
The concerts will focus on the groups early hits.
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(("IT REALLY IS A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC, AND ALSO A CELEBRATION OF WHAT I THINK WE REPRESENTED, A POSSIBILITY FOR YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN-YOUNG GIRLS, WHO HAD AN IMAGE OF THE POSSIBILITY WE HAD, AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE MORE IN THEIR LIVES, TO BE ABLE TO GROW. ))
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Ross said the real challenge will be re-learning the words to all her songs.
The tour begins June 14th in Philadelphia and ends August fifth in Las Vegas.
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