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Coming up on NEWS 7.

A child is caught bringing a gun to school in Pulaski County.
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We'll hear from one parent who says the school did NOT do enough to inform parents of the situation.
And-- a century old Campbell County landmark is open to the public once again.
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In sports, We'll check in on the final rounds of the N-F-L draft the Avalanche wins at home this afternoon.
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And Jeff Gordon wins his first Winston Cup race since last fall at at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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We couldn't even enjoy one pleasant afternoon without some rain falling. A check on the doppler plus your work-week forecast coming up.
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((IT HORRIFIED ME. IT ACTUALLY SCARED ME TO DEATH. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT))
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Parents react after learning a student at Dublin Elementary brought a gun to school.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.



[Gun-School]


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School officials say the student brought the weapon to school on Friday.
And while a note was sent home informing parents some say the letter did NOT include enough information.
[Double Boxes=Teresa/Joy Newsroom]


Joy Sutton spoke to one such parent earlier today and joins us with more.
[Live= Joy/newsroom]
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Teresa,
School officials are not releasing many details surrounding the incident. They do say a student did a bring a gun to school.
But some parents say they want know more.
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(( Jim Jones says Friday afternoon his daughter Amber brought this letter home from Dublin Elementary -- informing him that a weapon had been brought to school by a student -- and authorities were investigating the incident.
Jones says the letter was vague -- and school officials would not give him any additional information.
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[IN Q=Really we didn't get any]

((JIM JONES: REALLY WE DIDN'T GET ANY RESPONSE, WE WERE TOLD WEAPON, THROUGH SOURCES OF MY OWN I ALREADY KNEW WHAT TYPE OF WEAPON, IT WAS A HANDGUN AND MY SOURCES SAID IT WAS LOADED AND IT WAS BROUGHT BY A 4TH GRADER TO THE CLASSROOM CONCEALED))
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News 7 contacted school officials who would NOT confirm that information -- but they did confirm a gun was brought to school and that only one student was involved. [take pre pro]
Pulaski County Superintendent David Cox -- did not want to go on camera at this time, but spoke with us by phone saying... "We certainly do want our students to be safe at school and everything we do hopefully is toward that direction. This particular incident was dealt with quickly and the response was appropriate"
Cox says every student was sent home with a letter.
But Jones says parents should have been told the weapon was a handgun and informed about the actions taken against the student.
He also feels safety measures at the school need to be tightened.
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((NO I DON'T WANT OUR SCHOOLS TO BE PRISONS, BUT NEITHER DO I WANT OUR SCHOOLS TO BE MORGUES.))
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Jones says the student should be suspended for the rest of the year.
School officials say the gun has been turned over to the Dublin town police who are handling the investigation.
Teresa,
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
(Are police releasing any information?)
[Double Boxes=Joy/Teresa]
[ANCHOR=JOY]


The Chief was not in today -- and no other officials were allowed to comment.





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Investigators will look into the cause of yesterday's fire that destroyed part of a Roanoke County business on Tuesday.
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J.P. Turner and Brothers lost its maintenance shop when fire broke out inside.
A dollar figure has NOT been attached to the damage... but it is expected to be high.
No one is expected to be out of work.. but new arrangements for maintenance are being made.
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[Tazewell-Coyotes]


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An increasing number of coyotes in Tazewell County are killing sheep and farmers are having trouble finding a solution.
Tazewell County officials have been offering a 50 dollar bounty for each coyote killed and government trappers are also working to control the animals.
Animal rights groups, however, say bounties and trappings are cruel and ineffective.
Figures show coyotes are a problem across the state-- they killed more than 400 sheep, just last year.



[Taxes]


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The clock is ticking toward this year's April 17th tax deadline.
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This year-- tax payers were given an extra two days to file their federal returns since the 15th fell on a Saturday.

In West Virginia-- personal income taxes have become the state's number one source of income.
Tax officials credit a bulging labor force and Wall Street's bull market for income tax revenues that now outpace revenue from the state's six percent sales tax.
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[Dance-A-Thon]


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Imagine dancing for 24 hours straight, Well that's exactly what some college students did this weekend all in the name of charity.
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Around 80 Virginia Tech students danced the day and night away to the latest songs to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.
To participate, the dancers had to send out 10 contribution letters.
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((JUSTIN BROD/EVENT COORDINATOR:WE PRE-WROTE THE LETTERS BUT THEN THEY WRITE A LITTLE PERSONAL NOTE ON THEM AND MAYBE SUGGEST A CONTRIBUTION LEVEL TO THEIR RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND THE LIKE, THEN THESE PEOPLE IN, TURN SEND THE ENVELOPE BACK))
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So far, most dancers have received around 200 dollars.
This is the first time a dance-a-thon has been held by students at Virginia Tech.
And the students hope to make it a long lasting tradition -- as a way to give back to kids in need in the community.

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[Explore-Park]


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Virginia's Explore Park in Roanoke County has officially opened its doors for the season.
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For now it will only operate on the weekend but starting next month you can check out the attractions Wednesday through Sunday. The 2-thousand special event season kicks off Saturday with an Easter service and music followed by games for the kids.

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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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It may be one hundred years old but it's not looking its age now. Coming up see how a 400 thousand dollar face lift changed Campbell County's most historic building.
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And do you recognize this man?
He's making a name for himself in Danville by improving the economy. We'll introduce you to him right after the break.
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Danville's new city manager has only been on the job a few months but already he's making a name for himself.
In this week's Virginia Profile--- Surae Chinn talks to the man who's making headway on the city's economy.
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(( It's meeting after meeting. That's how Jerry Gwaltney, Danville's new city manager, spends his days. He's got big plans for the city. But his work's cut out for him.
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((JERRY GWALTNEY/DANVILLE CITY MANAGER: KEY ISSUES AGAIN ARE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION AND FINANCES. THEY'VE BEEN CHALLENGES BUT THEY ARE DOABLE CHALLENGES. AND I THINK THEY ARE FALLING I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE WITH WHERE WE ARE HEADING RIGHT NOW.))
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That's no surprise. He's been in tough places before... helping many other cities throughout southeastern America.
He's spent time as city manager in Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina as well as Virginia. He's a native of the Commonwealth.... and married, with 3 daughters. He grew up in Portsmouth and says he wanted to return to his home state.

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((JERRY GWALTNEY/CITY MANAGER: WE CAME BACK BECAUSE OF FAMILY REASONS WE WERE BOTH RAISED IN VIRGINIA. DANVILLE JUST FIT THAT BILL. WE GOT A TREMENDOUS CHALLENGE AND A GOOD FAMILY OPPORTUNITY HERE. I THINK I'M MOST PLEASED WITH THE RECEPTIVITY OF PEOPLE THE BETTERMENT OF DANVILLE.))
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Improving Danville is his goal and right now. His number one challenge is bringing jobs to Danville. In his first major move as city manager, he recently brought Danville's development council under his direct leadership. It's an organization that recruits businesses to the area.
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((JERRY GWALTNEY/DANVILLE CITY MANAGER: AND IF WE'RE TO BE SUCCESSFUL WE'RE GOING TO HAVE DEVELOP A UNIFIED APPROACH ALSO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH A WORLDWIDE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND THAT'S WHERE DANVILLE CAN MAKE SOME HEADWAY.))
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That direction means bringing new industry and job opportunities to Danville.
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((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: GWALTNEY ENVISIONS A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR DANVILLE AND HIS CO-WORKERS SAY HE CAN HELP MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN.))
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((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR: IT SEEMED THAT BEFORE HE CAME HERE WE WERE AT A STANDSTILL BUT NOW I THINK WE ARE ON THE MOVE AND NOW COUNCIL IS SUPPORTING EACH OTHER AND WE WANT TO MAKE PROGRESS ECONOMICALLY))
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Not only that but, people just seem to like the guy.
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((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR:I THINK DANVILLE IS GREAT WITH HIM I'M JUST SORRY WE DIDN'T DISCOVER HIM EARLIER.))
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The man who wants to improve the city is hard at work. And when he announces that more jobs are coming to Danville, he'll probably let us know, in a meeting. Surae Chinn, News 7, Danville.))



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One of Campbell County's most historic structures is open to the public again.. looking a lot younger than its age of 100 years.
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The (uh-voh-kuh) Avoca Museum in Altavista celebrated its reopening this past week after more than 400- thousand dollars worth of restoration.
The money helped renovate the roof, shore up sagging walls and repaint much of the turn of the century home.
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((JOHELEN MARTIN/AVOCA MUSEUM: THERE'S NO MORE PEELING PAINT, AND IT'S FRESH, PRISTINE.. BUT HOPEFULLY THEY WILL SEE A BUILDING AS IT APPEARED IN 1901 WHEN IT WAS FIRST BUILT BY THE FAMILY FOLLOWING THE FIRE IN 1899.))
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(uh-voh-kuh) Avoca is located on the home site of Charles Lynch, a Revolutionary War patriot.
Lynch's home and a subsequent house were destroyed by fire.
The current structure is listed as a Virginia Historical landmark.
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Have you ever thought of riding your bike instead of driving your car?
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Coming up we'll get you prepared for Earth Day and take a look back on how the environmental day got its start in our area.
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The 30-th anniversary of Earth Day is Saturday and thousands of people are expected to take part in the celebration.

In this week's Virginia Newsreel Keith Humphry goes back through the years to show us how Earth Day evolved in our area.
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(([Cave Spring bikers VO from Earth Day field tape, TC 17:20:53]
In April, 1971 - Cave Spring high school students and faculty were among the first to make a statement on Earth Day.

They decided to cut down on air pollution... by staying out of the car and off the school bus.
Instead, around 700 of them - nearly half the student body - rode their bikes or walked to school.
That was just [demonstrators VO from "First Earth Day" field tape, TC 15:40:32] a year after the first Earth Day was marked by 20-million demonstrators across the nation. [VO of Nelson from 99-5 1:24:40]
Former Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day. Last year he told a Blacksburg crowd why.
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((FORMER SEN. GAYLORD NELSON/EARTH DAY FOUNDER: I WANTED THE ISSUE TO GET ON THE NATIONAL POLITICAL AGENDA SO THE ESTABLISHMENT WOULD PAY ATTENTION TO THIS URGENT ISSUE.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=to this urgent issue.]

[gas-related VO from Earth Day field tape, TC 17:22:06, and 17:22:16]
On Earth Day 1989, environmental disaster contributed to a familiar problem: skyrocketing gasoline prices.
[sign and other gas-related VO from Earth Day field tape, TC 17:21:34]
Roanoke Valley motorists were among those questioning the price hike at the pump.
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((THEY'RE BLAMING IT ON THE BIG OIL SPILL THAT THEY HAD WHEN IN FACT THEY WILL BE DEDUCTING THAT AS A TAX LOSS AND GAIN PROFITS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS))
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[VO of Exxon Valdez, from Earth Day file TC 17:21:38]
The month before the Exxon Valdez had run aground off the coast of Alaska. [more gas-related VO from Earth Day field tape]
On Earth Day, gas station owners told News 7 they were feeling the heat, after the worst oil spill in U-S history.

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[IN-Q=We're taking]

((Bill Spencer - Operated Cave Spring Exxon for 20 yrs - also was pres of Va. Gasoline Assoc: WE'RE TAKING THE BRUNT OF THE PROBLEM))
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[Out-Q=of the problem.]

[VO of bank sign from Earth Day field tape, TC 17:23:09]
By Earth Day the following year - big business was making it known - IT wanted to be a part of Earth Day.
At one local celebration - [from Earth Day field tape, TC 17:24:10 - make sure the shot corresponds to writing here] you could find the APCo tent, right next to the Greenpeace table...
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[SOT from Earth Day field tape, TC 17:24:16 - 17:24:25]
[In-Q=It's a little bit]

((OLIN IT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN 20 YEARS AGO... THEN THEY WERE HIPPIE TYPES, PEOPLE CONSIDERED TO BE TROUBLE MAKERS... THAT'S NOT TRUE TODAY))
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[Out-Q=not true today.]

[VO of little boy with Earth ball, from Earth Day field tape 17:24:31]
It was a sign, that Earth Day might be covering a broader spectrum.
By 1994 - [generic "wildlife preserve" land shots, from Earth Day field tape TC 17:26:40, and 17:27:19] elementary school students in Franklin County spent the day creating their own wildlife preserve. [VO of bikers on campus, from 99-5 1:24:14]
Just last year - Virginia Tech students showed their appreciation for Mother Earth - by pedaling through [VO of bikers downtown, from 99-5 1:24:36] downtown Blacksburg, and encouraging others to cycle as well. [from Earth Day field tape, TC 17:20:56]
SO we've gone FULL cycle from the days those high school students in Roanoke County rode their bikes to school nearly 30 years ago.
That's Virginia Newsreel.
I'm Keith Humphry.))



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And coming up in sports, The Winston Cup cars tackled Talladega today the Avalanche was at home this afternoon.
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And we'll check and see who from the state was selected in the final four rounds of the N-F-L draft.
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Jeff Gordon is back. And he becomes the ninth different winner on the Winston Cup Circuit winning the Diehard 500 at Talladega.
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[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/ABC SPORTS; :]


The cars would ride three wide early in the race averaging 189 miles per hour and only two seconds seperated the first 37 cars on the track.
Mark Martin would then break away from the pack and lead a group running in single file with 155 laps to go.
Jimmy Spencer would lead after 103 laps but with less than 100 to go he and Earnhardt would run side by side in the front of the pack.
Jeff Burton came from the 38-th spot and he was the leader just past the halfway mark.
But Burton wouldn't stay up front long because Jeff Gordon pulled to the front to lead the field with 82 laps to go.
Then the big one happened. The 32 car gets lose in traffic and spins collecting 17 cars in a crash that ended at the start finish line bringing out the caution.
Gordon dodged that crash taking the lead with 4 laps to go and he holds off Mike Skinner to win his first race of the 2-thousand season and the 50-th of his career.
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Dale Earnhardt was third, Kenny Irwin fourth and Jimmy Spencer fifth.



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James Madison running back Curtis Keaton is a Cincinnati Bengal. Keaton was selected as 97-th pick in the fourth round of the N-F-L draft.
Meantime, Virginia Tech had three players picked yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :]


And today defensive back Anthony Midget was chosen the 134-th pick going in the fifth round of the draft.
Midget was a key force in Tech's top ranked college defense last season.
And Tech running back Shyrone Stith was the 243-rd pick in the seventh round going to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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Virginia Linebacker Shannon Taylor, who played at Patrick Henry, was the 184-th pick in the sixth round.
Taylor is headed to the San Diego Chargers.
Taylor's teammate defensive back Antwan Harris was the 187-th pick by New England in the sixth round.



[S-Avalanche]


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The Salem Avalanche completed a four game series with Myrtle Beach today beating the Pelicans 4 to 1.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Pelicans; :]


This little kid enjoying a cool treat on a beautiful day at Salem Memorial Stadium.
Avalanche starting pitcher Jason Jennings had a good outing he goes seven innings allowing one hit and no runs.
Salem would extend the lead Chone Figgins doubles to left field scoring Brian Johnson and the Avalanche had a comfortable 3 to nothing lead.
[SUPER=37-Salem/4/Myrtle Beach/1/;]


The next batter Jerome Alviso would also double to left and Figgins rounds the bases to score the Avalanche wins it 4 to 1.
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[S-BASEBALL]


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Are you a baseball player stuck in a softball uniform?
The Roanoke area has another alternative for you--adult baseball.
Denise Allen has more on the league.
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It's time to tryout for the adult baseball league. The 20 game season starts at the end of the month and if you're game there are spots on the rosters of the 18 and over and 30 over teams.
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And these guys will admit it's a chance to reconnect with their youth.
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The teams have already started practicing. The season officially begins April 30th.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))


[S-MLB]


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The New York Yankees closed out a series with Kansas City today beating the Rroyals 8 to 4.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/WNYW; :]


The Royals would take the lead in the first.
Mike Sweeney went 3 for 4 with three R-B-I's including the solo homer to left field in the first to give the Royals a 2 to nothing lead.
[SUPER=35-New York/8/Kansas City/4/;]


But Jim Leyritz belts his first homer of the season this solo shot to right centerfield and the Yankees get the 8 to 4 win.
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