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Coming up on News 7, police believe two fugitives from Tennessee are holding hostages inside a Wythe County home. We'll have the latest in a live report.
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and the D-Day Memorial learns if it will receive more money from Governor. [Weather-Head]
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It's an interesting forecast. Lots of warm air Friday followed by yet another blast of cold air by Sunday. Details ahead.

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In medical news, Lewis Gale clinic calls on some veteran help in staffing,
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and we'll see what some are calling the hidden resources of the local health department.
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[5-Wytheville-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Police have surrounded a home in Wythe County where two suspects are holding at least two people hostage. [Pinnacle Page:Suspects]
Police were originally searching for Dennis Lewis and Angela Tanner in connection with a shooting and carjacking in Tennessee.
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Marya Jones is near the scene. Marya, we hear that at least one hostage has been released. What's the latest?
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[5-D-Day-Memorial]


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They stormed the Governor's office yesterday, and Governor Jim Gilmore has surrendered.
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The board of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford helped convince the Governor to leave almost four and a half million dollars in the state budget for completing the Memorial.
The Governor even fixed a budget technicality -- making two million dollars in so-called "contingency funds" a direct appropriation instead.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: LAST YEAR, THERE WERE A WHOLE LIST OF CONTINGENCIES. AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFICULT TO PULL ONE OUT AND SAY WELL WE'RE GONNA FUND THIS ONE AS OPPOSED TO THE OTHER ONES. THIS YEAR HE'S GOT ONE CONTINGENCY AND HE BELIEVES IT'S IMPORTANT ENOUGH, SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE MONEY TO DO THE WHOLE PROJECT. WHICH IS A SUBSTANTIAL SUM OF MONEY.))
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Lawmakers credit Bedford Delegate Lacey Putney with helping win the Governor's support.
The Overlord Arch is to be dedicated on Memorial Day this year.
Bedford suffered the most casualties per capita on June 6, 1944.
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Attorneys representing Emmett Cressell Jr. say their client did not receive a fair trial, and today they took their case to an Appeals Court panel in Salem.
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Cressell is one of two men convicted of burning and beheading a black man in Grayson County in 1997.
He was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of G-P Johnson.
Cressell's attorneys argue the trial should have been moved from Independence.
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((AFTER WE BEGAN SELECTING THE JURORS, THEY CAME ACROSS TO US AS HAVING BLOOD IN THEIR EYES AND THEY HAD BEEN INFLUENCES IN OUR OPINION BY SOME OF THE MEDIA COVERAGE, THE PRINT MEDIA IN PARTICULAR. AND WE JUST DIDN'T FEEL IN THE COURSE OF THE VOIR DIRE THAT CRESSELL WAS GOING TO GET AN APPROPRIATE AND FAIR TRIAL.))
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A state attorney argued there was no evidence that media reports prevented the selection of an impartial jury.
The three judge panel will rule on that and other issues at a later date.

[5-Flag-March]


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A march on the ground to change what flies in the sky-
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A five day trek from Charleston South Carolina to Columbia- The Get in Step marchers arrived at the Statehouse with their message- take down the Confederate Battle Flag.
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((HUGH MCCOLL/BANK PRESIDENT: I THINK IT SHOWS ALL OF US VERY STRONGLY WE'RE PROUD OF OUR STATE AND OUR COUNTRY.))
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But as the marchers arrived at the Statehouse- supporters of the confederate flag rallied on the opposite side of the building.
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((I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THIS FLAG TO ME MEANS FREEDOM.)) [butt to 13:32:02] ((NAT SOUND SCREAMERS))
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The two rallies symbolize the divisive nature of the flag controversy and why its become such a hot issue for politicians to handle.
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[5-Gregory]


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A famous black comedian turned civil rights activist told local children today that adults are misleading them.
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Dick Gregory came to Roanoke to celebrate kids' accomplishments, as part of an N-double-A-C-P celebration. He says every city should spend at least a day honoring children. Instead, Gregory says, adults blame schoolkids for the nation's problems.
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((THE DIVORCE RATE ... IF THEY ARE AFRAID.))
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Gregory says fear drives people to oppose interracial dating and put extra police in schools. Coming up on News7 at Six, we'll hear how kids react to Gregory.
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Still to come on the newscast,
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Elain Gonzalez' father arrives in the United States and says he hopes a reunion with his son will happen quickly.
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Elian Gonzalezs father is in the United States.
Juan Miguel Gonzalez arrived this morning- in hopes of getting his son back-
Jennifer Jones has more.
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((IT APPEARS TO BE JUST ANOTHER DAY FOR A PLAYFUL 6-YEAR OLD ELIAN GONZALEZ AT HIS MIAMI HOME. SEEMINGLY, UNAWARE THAT HIS FATHER IS IN THE STATES. JUAN MIGUEL GONZALEZ ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON THIS MORNING WITH HIS WIFE AND SIX MONTH OLD SON. A PASSIONATE FATHER READY TO END A 4-MONTH BATTLE WITH RELATIVES. SINCE DISCOVERING THE CUBAN REFUGEE LAST NOVEMBER... THE MIAMI FAMILY HAS PUT A FIERCE FIGHT TO KEEP ELIAN IN THE STATES. THE FATHER INSISTS IT'S TIME FOR HIS SON TO COME HOME. Juan Miguel Gonzalez/Elian's father - voice of translator: This is Elian's true family and we love him very much. PEACEFUL PROTESTERS OUTSIDE OF ELIAN'S MIAMI HOME, LISTENED TO JUAN MIGUEL AS HE RELEASED WHAT SOUNDED LIKE MONTHS OF FRUSTRATION. Voice of translator: "Politicians, journalists, lawyers, agents and others unrelated to the family have been harassing my son ... have shown their cruelty to him and the damage caused." STILL THE CUBAN EXILES REFUSE TO BELIEVE THE FATHER WAS SPEAKING IN HIS OWN WORDS. Armando Gutierrez/Gonzalez Family Spokesman: There were some words in that speech that he could not even pronounce. He read a speech, he looked down all the time and he never mentioned Elian by name. JUAN MIGUEL AND HIS FAMILY WILL STAY HERE, AT THE HOME OF A CUBAN DIPLOMAT IN BETHESDA, MARYLAND. THE UNDERSTANDING IS THAT ELIAN WILL JOIN THEM...WHERE THEY WILL WAIT OUT ANY COURT APPEALS, BEFORE HEADING BACK TO CUBA. Jennifer Jones: BUT THE MIAMI RELATIVES, LIKE THE PROTESTERS SAY THEY WANT THE FATHER TO COME HERE TO ELIAN'S MIAMI HOME... PREPARED TO WELCOME JUAN MIGUEL WITH OPEN ARMS... YET STILL UNWILLING TO LET ELIAN GO.))

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From a great big swing band, to a swanky silent auction, Center in the Square will be hoppin' this Saturday night as the annual Black & White Ball takes over the entire building.
Patrick Evans has the low-down on the event.
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Coming up
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[VO] a little later, we'll tell you why Jerry Seinfeld is expecting great things for his next project.
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Coming up today in Sports, we'll have an update as the Masters golf tournament gets underway,
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and on Health Check, we'll hear about some of the little known benefits offered by the local health department.
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Lewis-Gale Clinic is trying to beef up its medical staff by hiring retired doctors to return to practice.
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Doctor Thomas Ward, a retired urologist and Doctor William Sibley the third, a retired surgeon are serving the clinic as long as they are needed. Clinic spokesperson Terry Smith says neither doctor has rejoined the clinic as partners, they've signed agreements to help out departments that have lost doctors in recent months. Smith says neither doctor is performing surgery. Doctor Ward is only doing office visits and Doctor Sibley is working in the vascular lab.
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[5-Public-Health]


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Funding was cut recently from many programs at local health departments, but there are still unique services public health offers -- and most are in place for the entire community -- not just the low income families. Tonya Flory uncovers some little known resources. [**************QUICK OUT************]
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(( Public health departments are typically thought of as a place to get free immunizations and travel shots.
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but there are several services offered that the general public doesn't even realize exist. One of the biggest health concerns in the New River Valley is teaching teen mothers how to care for their babies. That includes everything from how to install a car seat to making sure young mother's finish school.
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((JULIE WILLIAMS/RESOURCE MOTHER: WE TALK WITH HER ABOUT ISSUES THAT SHE'S DEALING WITH DURING THE COURSE OF HER PREGNANCY AND WE ALSO MAKE SURE, THE RESOURCE PART OF OUR TITLE COMES FROM MAKING SURE THAT SHE IS AWARE OF AND KNOWS HOW TO ACCESS THE COMMUNITY RESOURCES THAT SHE MIGHT BE ELIGIBLE FOR.)) [RUNS:15]
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At the Roanoke City Health Department those who qualify can get medication for half the price of retail drug stores.
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((MAC PACE/DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY: THE LAST FISCAL YEAR WE'VE FILLED OVER 60-THOUSAND DRUG ORDERS.)) [RUNS:07]
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Judith Sowers says she uses the Health Department pharmacy for all her children's needs as well as her own.
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((JUDITH SOWERS/PHARMACY CUSTOMER: I'VE HAD A COUPLE OF PRESCRIPTIONS THAT FOR MYSELF THAT ARE JUST TOO EXPENSIVE, BUT COMING DOWN HERE, IT HELPS OUT A WHOLE LOT, A WHOLE LOT.)) [RUNS:10]
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((MAC PACE/DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY: WE DON'T SERVE EVERYONE. BECAUSE WE DO NOT WANT TO BE IN COMPETITION WITH RETAIL SO WE JUST KIND OF FILL A GAP FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT CANNOT AFFORD THEIR MEDICATIONS.)) [RUNS:12]
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The pharmacy doles out a large percentage of heart and diabetes medications. It's especially important to make sure those patients take the doctor recommended doses.
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((MAC PACE/DIRECTOR OF PHARMACY: PRICES OF DRUGS HAVE GOTTEN OUT OF SIGHT AND TO HELP WITH COMPLIANCE IF THEY'RE ABLE TO AFFORD THEM,THEY'LL TAKE THEM REGULARLY IF SOMETHING'S COSTING YOU $100 A MONTH AND YOU'RE SUPPOSE TO TAKE IT EVERYDAY, YOU MIGHT GO TO EVERY OTHER DAY.)) [RUNS:15]
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The pharmacy delivers medication to health departments in Roanoke County, Craig County, Botetourt County, Clifton Forge and Covington daily for patients living in those areas. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check. ))

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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Thursday ticker.
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The 64th masters teed off today at Augusta.
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Right now, Tom Lehman is your first round leader. Here on his approach to 17, Lehman puts himself in prime position for a birdie and was five under.
Lehman would par the hole and is your early round leader. Dennis Paulson is second right now, at four under
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The Salem Avalanche opens its season tonight on the road in Winston Salem.
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The players and staff arrived in Salem from spring training earlier this week.
Outfielder Choo Freeman is one of the top prospects in the Colorado Rockies' minor league system.
This is the 20 year old's first year in Salem and he's expected to make an impact.
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((CHOO FREEMAN/ROCKIES TOP PROSPECT: AS LONG AS YOUR HAVING FUN PLAYING THE GAME LIKE WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE THINGS WILL WORK OUT FOR YOU. IF YOU PUT TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON YOURSELF YOU WON'T ACCOMPLISH WHAT YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH SO BASICALLY YOU'VE GOT TO SET YOUR GOALS AND GO FOR IT.))
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The Avalanche opens its home season April 10th with a three game series against Lynchburg.

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The Radford University baseball team having a solid season in the Big South.
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The Highlanders have welcomed back one of their favorite sons.
Former star infielder and Northside graduate Kelly Dampeer is back in uniform as a graduate assistant coach. Kelly was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 22nd round in 1997. He played two and a half seasons in the minors and reached single A. He was released by Cleveland and is now finishing up is degree at RU.
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((KELLY DAMPEER/RADFORD BASEBALL GRAD. ASSISTANT:))
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May 10th Kelly leaves for spring training for the Elmira Pioneers, an independent team in New York.
In his spare time Dampeer likes to give back to the next baseball generation. He has worked at Rip City in Salem as a hitting instructor.
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The thunder returns to the foothills this weekend as the Craftsman Truck Series and Winston Cup warriors return to the Martinsville Speedway for a huge race weekend.
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This afternoon, the reigning Winston Cup champ Dale Jarrett dropped by the Chatmoss Country Club to work on driving of another kind. More on Jarrett and today's festivities in Henry County tonight on News 7 at Six. Take care everyone, Jean will be right back to wrap up this half hour.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's prep time for the Winston Cup Series at the Martinsville Speedway this weekend.
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It's also a busy time for hotels, restaurants and businesses this week. Events are happening all week long starting today at the racetrack. The race draws 150 thousand people from across the country and brings in 30 million dollars to Henry County.
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((KIM ADKINS/MARTINSVILLE HENRY CO. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: YOU CAN SEE THE OBVIOUS ECONOMIC IMPACT BUT IT ALSO GIVES US MUCH NEEDED EXPOSURE THROUGH THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS GOING ON HERE. MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT PROFESSIONALS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WEEKEND AND INVITE INCOMING BUSINESSES TO THE RACES.))
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We will hear how local hotel and restaurant owners are dealing with the crowds tonight on News 7 at six.
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[5-Seinfeld]


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It took him a long time to get married, but it will take just a few more months for Jerry Seinfeld to become a father.
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Regis Philbin spilled the beans today on his talk show.
He said Seinfeld told him last night that his wife Jessica Sklar is pregnant.
She is due in October.
Philbin says if the baby's a boy, Seinfeld should name him either Regis or George Kramer Seinfeld.
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