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[from 15:21:18 - demonstrators cheering] Just ahead on News 7 at 5 .. Cheers erupt outside the Miami home where Elian Gonzalez is staying... after his U-S relatives get another victory.
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And state lawmakers override some of Governor Gilmore's vetoes.
What happened to health insurance for textile workers?


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What a gorgeous day it turned out to be, as fair weather high pressure replaced the rainy weather of the past couple of days.
Expect a repeat of today's weather tomorrow... with even warmer temperatures.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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And today in Health Check -
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[vo-nat] yet ANOTHER Radford University student is battling Meningitis.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIR.: WE'RE CONSIDERING THIS AN OUTBREAK.))
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News 7 at 5 is just ahead.

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This was the reaction outside of Elian Gonzalez's Miami home- after a federal court upheld a ruling to keep the boy in the United States.
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The Federal Appeals court in Atlanta made the decision this afternoon.
While the ruling keeps Elian in the U-S for now, it says nothing about WHO will have custody while the story plays out in court.
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Bobbi Harley is in Miami where Cuban American supporters- are cheering the news.
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(( TEARS, HUGS AND SHOUTS OF VICTORY IN THE STREETS OF LITTLE HAVANA.

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THAT AFTER A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT UPHELD A STAY THAT WILL KEEP 6-YEAR-OLD ELIAN GONZALEZ IN THE UNITED STATES.
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BUT THE COURT DID NOT BAR THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENTS EFFORTS TO REUNITE THE BOY WITH HIS FATHER WHO HAS BEEN WAITING FOR THAT FOR WEEKS IN WASHINGTON, DCTERMS.
BEFORE THE COURTS RULING THIS AFTERNOON ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO HAD SAID SHE'S READY TO MOVE AHEAD. JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL - "I just want to make sure the little boy is reunited with his father in the safest, least destructive way possible. BUT JUST WHAT THE GOVERNMENTS NEXT MOVE HERE REMAINS TO BE SEEN ESPECIALLY WHEN DEALING WITH THIS PASSIONATE CROWD WITHIN MINUTES OF THE FEDERAL COURT DECISION DOZENS OF PROTESTERS POURED INTO ELIAN'S NEIGHBORHOOD BELIEVING THAT AT LEAST FOR NOW THEIR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Textile workers finally won one at the State Capitol today.
The General Assembly's back for its annual one day reconvened session... dealing with the Governor's vetoes and amendments.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
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Jean, of the Governor's 16 vetoes and 16 amendments, the House and the Senate have only overridden two outright so far.
One override restores the budget language that would funnel seven million dollars to laid off textile workers in six Southside localities, specifically for emergency health insurance coverage.
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((REYNOLDS: TRUE ECONOMIC... THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT.))
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37 out of 39 senators did.
The final vote in the House was much closer-- but siding with Southside.
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((Gilmore: I STILL THINK...SAME WAY.))
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Today is a day for remembering in Oklahoma City-
It was five years ago that a terrorist bomb blew up the federal building.
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The names of the 168 people killed in the bombing were read one by one-
Now where the Murrah building once stood- 168 empty chairs- one for each victim lost.
A reflecting pool is now on the spot where Timothy McVeigh parked his truck five years ago.
The site is now a National memorial-
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((TREASURE THE GIFT OF LIFE, REMEMBER THE GIFT OF THE 168 LIVES THAT TOUCHED OURS IN SOME WAY. REMEMBER THE FRIEND AND THE FAMILIES THAT REACHED OUT TO HELP.)) [butt to bagpipes at 15:16:10] ((BAGPIPES FOR THREE SECONDS !))
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500-thousand people are expected to visit the site every year.
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A dozen teenagers in Western Virginia who've faced adversity of their own are being honored in Roanoke today.
They're being recognized for the extraordinary things they've done for their community.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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((They may look like ordinary teenagers, but these young people have saved lives, over come adversities, and are helping the less fortunate. At three and a half years old, Ashley Scott lost her father and two sisters in a fiery car crash in Danville. Ashley's mother was able to get her out of the car but she already had burns on 90 percent of her body. Through all of this, the 9-th grader at George Washington is a successful student.

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((ASHLEY SCOTT: I DON'T LET IT GET ME DOWN, I HAVE SCARES BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN I CAN'T GO DO THIS BECAUSE I'M UGLY I JUST DO WHAT EVERYONE ELSE DOES.))
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Jake Foster is an EMT at age 18 and has already saved several lives including his father's. It all started when his father climbed up a tree.

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((JAKE FOSTER: HE SAID I'M NOT GOING TO FALL OUT I'M THE MEAL TICKET AND THEN 10 MINUTES LATER HER FELL OUT OF THE TREE AND I KICKED INTO EMT MODE I DIDN'T THINK HE WAS MY DAD I HELD C SPINE AND LOOKED, LISTEN, FELL, HE WAS NOT BREATHING AND I OPENED HIS AIRWAY AND STARTED BREATHING AGAIN.))
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These young people say becoming a hero isn't something you have to work at, it just comes from the heart. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))





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Coming up in Health Check - officials are classifying it as an outbreak - after another student in Radford comes down with meningitis.
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Plus - a suspect is arrested for clogging such popular international web sites as Yahoo and E-Bay... and he's barely old enough to drive.
The story coming up.
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Authorities say they've tracked down the culprit who crippled some of the world's most popular web sites back in February.
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Canadian authorities announced today that a 15-year-old Montreal boy has been charged.
They say the suspect's participation in chat rooms played a big part - in helping the authorities find him.
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((THIS INDIVIDUAL, USING THE NICKNAME MAFIA BOY WOULD HAVE PUBLICIZED ON MANY OCCASIONS THAT HE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE ATTACKS.))
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The suspect is accused of clogging sites such as Yahoo and E-Bay, by launching thousands of bogus requests for service and information.
He's out on bail, and has been ordered to stay away from computers except to do school work under supervision.
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If you're feeling pain at the pump, here's something that might ease it just a little.
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Triple-A reports average gas prices fell about a nickel a gallon in Virginia over the last month, to a dollar-43 a gallon for self-serve unleaded.
The decrease is pretty much in line with national averages. But the prices are still the second-highest ever ... behind only last month's record highs.
Gas prices are about 34 cents a gallon higher than April of last year.
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The Jewish Holiday of Passover begins at sunset tonight, so we thought we'd let Andrew Freiden show us one of the foods unique to the season.
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((It's called Charoses. And we will show you how they make it here at Temple Emanuel when News7 at five continues.))
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Passover is one of the most important Jewish holidays of the year, and it starts in just a few hours. Andrew Freiden checks with Temple Emanuel in Roanoke where they are making one part of the traditional Passover meal.


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Today in Health Check, the latest from Radford University - after another student is diagnosed with Meningitis.
It's the third case this month.
Plus...
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who is the green-haired news-anchor some say could change the face of the media?
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((A BOMB HAS RIPPED THROUGH A MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT, KILLING AN EMPLOYEE.))
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We'll tell you what virtual broadcaster - Ananova - is all about. Stick around.
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A third case of meningitis has been diagnosed at Radford University.
A 19 year old male freshman is hospitalized in stable condition.
Tonya Flory has more on what is now officially being termed an outbreak.
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((The New River Health District and Radford University held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the investigation and the latest case of bacterial meningitis on campus.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIR.: THE STUDENT BECAME ILL ON...ARE OUT OF THE HOSPITAL NOW AND ARE DOING VERY WELL.))
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No other cases have been reported in the new River Valley and the three cases are not known to be related at this time.

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((NORLEEN POMERANTZ/VP STUDENT AFFAIRS: STUDENTS ARE GENERALLY IN A PRETTY SAFE ENVIRONMENT...LIKELY TO BECOME ILL WITH THIS PARTICULAR DISEASE.))
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY: WE'RE RECOMMENDING AT THIS TIME TO VACCINATE...NOT ALREADY RECEIVED THE MENINGITIS VACCINE.))
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[pre-pro] Doctor Hershey says the symptoms of meningitis are: High Fever, Severe Headache, Stiff Neck, Vomiting and Nausea, Skin Rash, Sleepiness and Confusion. Radford students and parents can call the toll free Nurse's Line for more information at 1-800-322-9582 or on the web site at www.R-U net.edu Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))
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An antibiotic is being administered to close personal contacts of the three patients in Moffett Hall main Lounge this evening. The treatment is free and no appointment is necessary. The meningococcal vaccine will be given to all freshman students tomorrow from 8:00 to 6:00 in Moffett and Muse Halls.
Tonight on news 7 at 6, we'll hear from some students who are in that high risk category.

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After a couple of cold rainy days the sun came out in Greensboro for the final day of practice before the start of the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic. Mike Stevens has more from the Forest Oaks Country Club.
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The NBA coaching fraternity got a little bit bigger today.
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The Golden State Warriors held a news conference today to introduce that guy, Dave Cowens as the team's new head coach. The former Charlotte Hornets coach replaces Golden State general manager Garry St. Jean on the bench.
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Cowens was an assistant for the Warriors who are 19 and 62 this season and post the third worst record in the NBA.

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In Major League Baseball today, Seattle is losing to Chicago 4-2 in the sixth and The Yankees are up on the Texas Rangers 2-1 in the seventh.
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The Roanoke softball team is ranked fourth in this week's National Fast Pitch Coaches Association Division III poll and even received a first place vote. Roanoke is 31 and 2 and is playing Bridgewater right now at Moyer, highlights at 11.
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There's something new in cyberspace today: her name, is Ananova.
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[Ananova tape, TC 3:15:20]
Ananova-dot-com is today's Web Site of the Day.
Internet surfers can go to the site for updated news bulletins, from a virtual anchor. [Ananova in the works - from 3-5am daily Newspath feed tape, TC - 3:34:38, 3:35:19, and 3:35:12]
Ananova uses real-time "text-to-speech" software and live animation technology. She is designed to appeal to both sexes.
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((131 PEOPLE ARE FEARED DEAD IN A PLANE CRASH IN THE PHILIPPINES.))
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[Pics of Ananova talking and Web Site VO] As you probably noticed, Ananova's movements are jerky, and she speaks slowly compared to the real thing.
But she's NOT primarily designed to be a news reader - she's designed to take advantage of new technology.
Several internet surfers reported technical problems since Ananova's debut this morning, but her creators say they're working on that.
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[TAKE WEB SITE OF DAY FS]
You can find a link to our Web Site of the Day, by going to our homepage at wdbj7-dot-com.
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