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Up to our elbows in hail- -in one part of our region- -on this wild weather day. We'll take stock of a couple of sites- -together with an early forecast.
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Take stock of the rebound on Wall Street and measure Roanoke's city manager by her own budget proposal.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Tim Christian is back with the Express, Frank Beamer is working on his penmenship. We'll meet the young men on the corners for UVa football this coming fall.
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[VO-NAT]

And took an extra day but Doug Tewell is able to win the PGA seniors' championship.
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[WX-Head]
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It looks like one more batch of severe weather is possible tonight then things should settle down on Tuesday. Details ahead.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A pattern of unsettled weather unsettles citizens from the New River Valley to Central Virginia.
And it may not be over.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[NRV-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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In typical fashion, New River Valley got hit first...
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dumping several inches of hail.
At least nine inches fell on the parking lot of the Pizza Hut in Christainsburg.
Traffic on Interstate-81 was slowed for a time this afternoon when heavy rain washed debris into the roadway.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Campbell-Storm]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Across the mountains in Campbell County, residents got a brief tornado scare this afternoon.
Warnings were posted for the area north and east of Brookneal, but "no" funnel clouds were reported.
The county was treated to some ominous- looking clouds that brought with them heavy rain and lightning.
Sheriff's officials say there have been no reports of any damage from the storm.
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[City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Darlene Burcham delivered her first budget as Roanoke City Manager today.
The proposal includes additional funding for schools and money for pay raises, but no tax rate increase.
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Joe Dashiell has more on the 184 million dollar spending plan.
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A public hearing on the proposed budget is set for May first, and city council members will adopt a final version on May 9th.

[Vinton-Police]


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Bedford County authorities have picked up where a special grand jury left off-- developing leads turned up in the investigation of the Vinton Police Department.
A prosecutor from Bedford appeared before a Roanoke County judge today, citing an "on-going criminal investigation," and asking the judge not to release any more information from the grand jury report.
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Judge Diane Strickland gave the public three hours February 18th to review the 24-page report. The names of certain targets of the investigation had been blacked out. The full report remains sealed.
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Attorneys for former Police Chief Ricky Foutz and Lieutenant Bill Brown argued against disclosing additional information sought by the Roanoke Times.
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It's unclear whether Foutz and Brown could be targets of the BEDFORD County probe, or if the current investigation focuses only on those people whose names were not revealed in February.
For example the Grand Jury report listed Foutz, Brown and a third person-- whose name was blacked out-- involved in what the report referred to as a "slush fund."

[School-Gun]


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The handgun a Pulaski County student brought to school last Friday was loaded, with live ammunition.
Today the school superintendent spoke about the incident.
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A fourth-grader showed the gun to a couple of friends before classes started at a Dublin elementary school.
Those kids told a teacher, who searched the boy's backpack and found a small-caliber semi-automatic.
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((DAVID COX/PULASKI CO. SUPERINTENDENT: ALL ACCOUNTS INDICATE THAT THIS WAS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT, WHICH INVOLVED ONLY ONE STUDENT. AT THIS TIME IT IS BELIEVED THAT THERE WAS NO INTENT TO HARM ANYONE ON THE PART OF THE STUDENT INVOLVED. HE APPARENTLY BROUGHT THE GUN FOR THE PURPOSE OF SHOWING IT TO SOME OF HIS FRIENDS.))
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The boy's been suspended.
Dublin police are trying to find out how he got hold of the gun.
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[Shooting-Arrest]


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Roanoke police have charged a man with murder in a fatal shooting last winter.
28-year-old Paul Childs of Chestnut Avenue was arrested this afternoon, in the death of Joseph Nemo.
Police say Childs shot Nemo last February after an argument.
Nemo later died at the hospital.

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The walls are closing in for some Botetourt County students.
We'll explain when News 7 at Six returns.
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And was it murder or the rigors of a New World that killed countless settlers at Jamestown.
We'll look into both theories later in the newscast.
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[Census-2000]


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If it were a test score, Lynchburg would be close to failing.
So far, just over 60 percent of Hill City residents have returned their 2000 census forms.. and city leaders would like to see that number increase.
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Officials say many people are still reluctant to give ANY information about themselves to the government.
But they remind us that everything on the census forms is kept confidential.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG VICE- MAYOR: I REPEAT, ABSOLUTELY NO INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CENSUS FORM WILL BE SHARED WITH ANYONE. YOU CAN COMPLETE YOUR FORM OR HELP CENSUS TAKERS WITHOUT ANY FEAR THAT THE INFORMATION WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU IN SOME WAY.))
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Officials estimate Lynchburg lost ten million dollars in federal funding when just 75 percent of its residents filled in their census forms in 1990.
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[Boty-Schools]


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This summer some Botetourt County students may finally get walls for their classrooms. The school board plans to spend 710-thousand-dollars to build walls in five Botetourt elementary schools. Right now classrooms are separated only by bookshelves and coat racks. They have no walls due to outdated construction. Construction money's coming from public school loans. The superintendent says the board can NOT afford to build walls inside Eagle Rock Elementary School.

[Local-Market]


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A big change on the stock market today.
After Friday's biggest one day point loss -- today The NASDAQ finished with its biggest single day gain ever.

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Kate Weidaw has been watching the markets and has one perspective.
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The numbers on the DOW and NASDAQ have been up and down most of the day, and by the closing bell both gained more then 200 points.
However Friday's record drop still has some concerned.
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As the opening bell rang on Wall Street the question on everyone's mind was how would the market be affected after Friday's record drop. The DOW lost more then 600 points on the day while the NASDAQ fell more than 11-hundred points for the week.

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((GRAYSON PRILLAMAN/INVESTMENT ADVISOR: WHEN THE INFLATION NUMBERS CAME OUT FRIDAY PEOPLE BEGAN TO PANIC A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT THE FEDERAL RESERVE WAS GOING TO DO WITH INTEREST RATES WOULD THEY RAISE THEM SO YOU SAW A BIG SELL OFF IN THE TECHNOLOGY AREA.))
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And that sell off affected Optical Cable Corporation in Roanoke County.
It's ranked in the top 200 on the NASDAQ. The company manufactures and markets fiber optic cable for the transmission of data, video and audio communications. CEO Robert Kopstein says he thinks the fluctuation in the market is good for attracting new investors.

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((ROBERT KOPSTEIN/CEO OPTICAL CABLE CO.: IT GIVES PEOPLE THE CHANCE TO LOOK BACK AND SAY WELL DO I REALLY WANT TO BE IN SOME OF THE COMPANIES STOCK THAT I OWN OR MAYBE DO I WANT TO BUY SOME OTHER COMPANIES STOCK.))
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And Friday's big sell off may happen again according to Grayson Prillaman.

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((GRAYSON PRILLAMAN: WE ARE NOT SURE WE'VE REACHED A BOTTOM YET I THINK ITS TO EARLY TO TELL YET.))
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Today the Dow was able to recover nearly half of its record loss from Friday.
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But decliners still lead gainers.



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Now here are the exact numbers from Wall Street. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW gained 277 points while NASDAQ rose 218.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained about a point and a quarter.
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Flames shot through the roof of a Roanoke restaurant this morning...
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An electrical motor overheated at the Dynasty restaurant in the Ramada hotel on Franklin Road, doing 800-thousand-dollars in damage according to firefighters.
Flames were confined to the kitchen and ventilation system.
The night manager was the only one in the restaurant.
She was treated for smoke inhalation.
The hotel was not evacuated.
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[Salem-Chase]


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A 17-year-old boy who led police on a high speed chase last night has been released from the detention center.
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Police say the teenager refused to stop when they tried to pull him over around eleven for driving without headlights.
Instead he raced through Salem, Roanoke County and Roanoke city before stopping on a dead end street in Roanoke's Raleigh Court area.
He had four under-aged passengers.
The driver tried to run, but police caught him and charged him with reckless driving.
He was sent home with his parents, and he's set for trial May 26th.
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[Holland]


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He was a fighter to the end.
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[VO-NAT]


Richard Joyner Holland served 20 years in the Virginia Senate.
He represented a southside district that stretched from Appamattox east to Suffolk.
The conservative Democrat faced 31 counts of bank fraud in the mid-90s, until a federal judge threw the whole case out and blasted the prosecutor.
Holland was dragged behind a Virginia Capitol police car last year, suffering broken bones.
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He fought cancer and recovered to survive a tough re-election battle last fall.
Yesterday, Senator Holland died at his home in Isle of Wight County.
A special election will be set by the Governor to fill Holland's Senate seat.

[Jamestown]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The very beginnings of European civilization in America may have met a murderous end.
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Last week, a North Carolina pathologist announced he thinks the settlers at Virginia's Jamestown may have been poisoned to death with arsenic.
But at the Jamestown fort dig, archaeologists are giving the theory the old brush-off.
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((BILL KELSO/CHIEF JAMESTOWN ARCHAEOLOGIST: THE CASE IS NOT, TO MY MIND, VERY COMPELLING. I'VE READ IT ALL, AND I JUST SAY IT'S POSSIBLE, BUT NOT PROBABLE.))
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Pathologist Frank Hancock based his arsenic poisoning theory NOT on forensic tests... but on his readings of diaries and journals.
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((CHRISTA MUELLER/VOLUNTEER ARCHAEOLOGIST: YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THREE HUNDRED GRAVES THAT WE COULD OPEN UP AND SEE WHY THEY DIED. BUT WE DON'T LIKE TO DISTURB GRAVES.))
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Jamestown historians admit there was motive.
The Spanish certainly felt the English were treading on their turf.
But then, historians point out, why use poison when the Spanish Armada could have descimated the Jamestown.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, Tim Christian is back in the valley, Beamer is now an author. Two unlikely corners step up for the UVa football team.
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And we'll refresh your memory and tell you who this is former pro hoopster is and tell you who is NFLK bound son is in just a moment.
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[S-Christian]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Express all time leading scorer Tim Christian is back in the Star City. Tim will serve as the director of Hockey and Development programs for the Ice Station.
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((TIM CHRISTIAN/ICE STATION HOCKEY DIRECTOR:))
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Christian was traded to Toledo after an outstanding career here. Tim is one of the most popular players in the Star City.
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[S-Seniors]


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The players on the senior tour had to work overtime, but it was well worth it for Doug Tewell.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Palm Beach Gardens, FL/ESPN; :00]

Tewell shot a five under par 67 in today's third and final round of the PGA Senior's Championship to cap his 15 under par tournament. The 50 year old led the event from wire to wire.
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[S-Beamer]


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Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer is braodening his horizons and openeing up his life.
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Beamer has signed to pen his autobiography with the help of Roanoke native Chris Colston. The two plan to collaborate on the book which should be available later this summer. Beamer says he sees the book as another way to continue spreading the word about Tech and the football program. The book will also recount Beamer's early days growing up in Hillsville.
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[S-Corners]


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The Virginia football team wraps up the spring football season this week up in Charlottesville. The Cavaliers are replacing 12 starters in all. Steve Mason says one area of concern is at cornerback.
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((New starters, a new position and a new sport describes the situation for Virginia's Ahmad Hawkins and Chezley Watson. Watson has performed a complete turnaround, going from hoops to hits. ((CHEZLEY WATSON:))
Watson has not played football since high school. He playing on the right side and is second string on the depth chart. ((:)) Ahmad Hawkins has given up a starting position at receiver to help the Cavaliers at corner. H is best known for his game winning touchdown catch against Virginia Tech back in 1998. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) The Cavaliers open the season September second against Brigham Young University in Charlottesville. The renovations to Scotts Stadium will be complete in time for the season opener. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))


[S-Combs]


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If you kept up with the NFL draft over the weekend, you know that Virginia Tech and UVa were well represented in the seven round selection process. In all, three Roanoke natives were selected including two from UVa and
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[VO-NAT]

one from Duke. Defensive lineman Chris Combs was selected in the 6th round by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The former Patrick Henry star not only has a chance to make a name for himself in the NFL, but he has completed the difficult feat of becoming a second genration pro. Chris' dad, Glen Combs, was one of the greatest players in the history of the old ABA. Among other things he became the first player in league history to hit more than 40 percent of his three point tries. (------------) He was drafted by the Dallas Chaparels in 1968 ands played for five ABA teams in his 7 years in the league.