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More Electronic threats of school violence this week.

One juvenile is arrested for e-mailing a TV station.
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Another faces up to five years in prison for allegedly creating an Internet "Hit List" in Pulaski county.
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And details on Roanoke's gun buyback program. Details in a live interview.
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News 7 at noon is next.
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[Gun-Buyback]


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A new program begins next month in Roanoke, with the goal of getting guns off the streets.
The Roanoke City Police Department has teamed up with the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority for the "Roanoke Gun Buyback" program, to promote gun safety and prevent gun violence.
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The buy back program will be held at four Fire and E-M-S stations located in each corner of the city.
Those locations are Station Seven on Memorial Avenue Southwest on May sixth.
Station Nine on 24th Street Northwest on May 13th.
Station Six on Jamison Avenue, Southeast on May 20th.
And Station Two at Noble Avenue, Northeast on May 27th.
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Roanoke City spokesperson Shelly Alley joins us now with more on how the buyback program will work.
Good Afternoon, Shelly.
(This is a rather unique approach....the city is giving participants gift certificates to Tanglewood Mall, instead of offering cash for the guns. Whose idea was this?)
(Is there are specific number of guns you all are hoping to collect?)
(Statistics show that gun- related deaths of children are a result of guns not being stored in a safe place...how do you think this will reduce these incidents in Roanoke?)
(Isn't this a pretty big distinction for Roanoke, receiving federal funding for this program?)

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[DOUBLE BOXES=Kimberly & Alley/Microwave]


Shelly Alley in downtown Roanoke....Thanks so much for joining us this afternoon.

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One juvenile has been arrested and another is being sought by police after separate threats to three Campbell County schools yesterday.
Authorities say a 15- year- old boy e-mailed a local t-v station, asking them to announce there would be a shooting at Rustburg Middle and Rustburg High School Thursday.
Police were able to trace the e-mail and charged the boy with communicating a plan to damage property or persons.


The second incident involved a threat to throw pipe bombs into William Campbell Middle School.
Charges are pending against a 14- year- old boy for that.


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A 15 year old girl is already suspended from school, and she could face up to five years in prison, for alledgedly creating a "hit list" on the Internet.
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The web site threat closed down two schools Thursday.
Authorities say she created the web page in a school computer lab on Wednesday.
Students and administrators say the site threatened harm to about 100 people -- mainly couples, football players and staff.
The suspect is a freshman. She is charged with making an electronic threat to kill or harm.
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Mothers from southwest and central Virginia will be joining the Million Mom March that's taking place in Washington D.C. on Mothers Day.
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Code (Cody) Sizemore is organizing a group from Roanoke to the march on the Mall.
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((CODE SIZEMORE: OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO TELL CONGRESS THAT WE WANT COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS PASSED WE AREN'T TRYING TO BAN GUNS WE JUST WANT SAFETY FOR OUR CHILDREN.))
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[OUT Q=for our children.]
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If you're interested you can call Code Sizemore at 540-427-4074 or you check out what the Million Mom March is all about on the web -- just go to million mom- march- dot- com.
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Passover services are expected to continue at a Roanoke synagogue despite threats of violence. Roanoke Police plan to be on heightened security at Temple Emanuel during Passover after someone posted a message on a Nazi website threatening to bring a gun to the temple. Rabbi Kathy Cohen says the messages detailed how someone was thinking of skipping an Adolph Hitler birthday celebration in Roanoke last night and going to the temple instead.


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The Justice Department today confirms that plans are under way to use law enforcement to remove Elian Gonzalez from his temporary, Miami home.
Bobbi Harley has more from outside the home, where many are literally praying that doesn't happen.
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MAYBE SENSING THEIR MIRACLE CHILD MAY SOON LEAVE THIS MIAMI COMMUNITY THE MORNING PRAYER VIGIL HELD IN FRONT OF ELIAN GONZALEZS HOUSE SWELLED
IN NUMBERS --- AND IN INTENSITY.



NAT SOT PRAYERS RAY AND I SHOT IN CROWD


THAT AFTER A JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THEY ARE READY TO MOVE IN AND REMOVE THE SIX-YEAR-OLD FROM HIS GREAT UNCLES HOUSE TO REUNITE THE CHILD WITH HIS FATHER, JUAN MIGUEL GONZAELZ, WAITING IN MARYLAND.

SOT - rev. joan brown Campbell 62240 He is very frustrated, but he

never loses track of what he came here for to do and that's to have his son in his arms and to be returned.
BUT THIS LITTLE HAVANA NEIGHBORHOOD IS READY AS WELL MEN ARMED WITH WALKIE TALKIES SIT AT THE REAR OF THE ELIANS HOUSE AND MINGLE IN THE CROWD WAITING TO SOUND THE ALERT SHOULD FEDERAL AGENTS APPEAR EVEN THOUGH PROTESTERS PROMISE PEACE.

SOT CARLOS MARTINEZ/PROTESTER something about nothing will happen

this is a show of support
ITS ALSO A TIME OF SADNESS EVEN THOUGH A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT HAS BARRED ANYONE FROM TAKING ELIAN OUT OF THE COUNTRY THERES NOTHING STOPPING HIS FATHER FROM TAKING CUSTODY OF THE BOY A FATHER WHO EVENTUALLY WANTS TO GO BACK TO CUBA.
FOR THE MIAMI RELATIVES HOPE HANGS ON FOR A MEETING WITH JUAN MIGUEL.

SOT JOSE GARCIA-PEDROSA/FAMILY ATTORNEY That could be done today and

it should be done.
THE PROBLEM IS WHEN ITS OVER THEY WANT ELIAN TO GO HOME WITH THEM.
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Not one, but two more days of vaccinations on campus. The meningitis story is still ahead on News 7 at Noon.
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And police say it was a jealous boyfriend who pushed a car into an oncoming train .. with deadly results.
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Pennsylvania authorities are still searching for a man suspected of using his car to ram another car into the path of a freight train.
The collision killed two women and two children.
Robin Taylor has details.
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Two people are under now under arrest, charged with raping a 15 year old girl in Roanoke last month.
26 year old Clinton Overstreet Junior .. and 18 year old Donnie Ray Thorne are charged with statutory rape. Both were still in jail this morning.
Police say a third person was involved as well, all said to be acquainances of the female. All alledgedly raped the 15 year old Salem girl when she spent the night at a friend's home in Roanoke.


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Meningitis vaccinations continue today .. and Monday .. at Radford University.
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The Student Health Center ran out of the vaccine yesterday after administering one thousand doses to mostly freshme n.
The school ordered one thousand more vaccines.
The students are taking precautions after three students contracted meningitis in one week.
The shots are offered at Moffett and Muse Halls.
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[United-Way]


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The man who's been president of the Roanoke Valley United Way for 15 years is leaving.
Bob Kulinski is moving to Akron, Ohio, to run that community's United Way program.
When he first came to Roanoke, the charity was raising about 3-point-3 million dollars a year.
Last year, it took in some 6-point-6 million.
Kulinski's new job starts June 12th. [Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Planting a garden in confined spaces. We'll show you how just ahead on "Growin' It."
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And there's no place for the water to go. Heavy storms cause big problems as they head east.
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Spring thunderstorms left their mark on parts of Ohio last night--
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The storms flooded streets in Toledo, knocked down trees, and downed power lines.
According to the National Weather Service, winds reached speeds up to 50 miles per hour.
No injuries were reported.
And at least one funnel cloud reportedly touched down just outside Dayton.
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Meanwhile, the weather was even more damaging in Indiana.
Last night's thunderstorms tore the roof off of one building.
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And high winds blew three mobile home off their foundations.
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In the Indianapolis area..no structural damage, but a lot of heavy rain flooded roads.
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If you have limited space to plant your garden, or live in an apartment with only a balcony for outdoor use, container gardening may be the best way for you to grow flowers and vegetables.
Patrick Evans takes a look at some container gardening down on the Roanoke City Market, today on Growin' It.


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The stock markets are closed today. They'll re-open on Monday.

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Still to come in sports, Virginia Tech basketball loads up its roster for its first season in the Big East,
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and a local author talks about the time he spent with Los Angeles Laker star Kobe Bryant. Andrew returns with details.

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[Tech-Basketball]


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Ricky Stokes is loading up for Virginia Tech basketball's first season in the Big East.
The Hokies' coach yesterday announced the addition of three more players to the roster for next season.
He's now has seven new players coming in.
The latest additions include junior college transfers Joe Hamilton and Mibindo Dongo, and six-foot-eleven Carlton Carter, who will join the team for the second semester after transferring from Colorado.



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After an exciting regular season that saw many stars emerge, the N-B-A playoffs begin this weekend.
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Local author Roland Lazenby will be closely following the Lakers this postseason.
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Lazenby spent most of last year with Kobe Bryant, and he has detailed those experiences in his recently released book entitled "Mad Game"- the N-B-A education of Kobe Bryant. Kobe went straight from high school to N-B-A stardom. That rubbed some of the league's established stars in the wrong way, but it certainly had an affect on his teammate Shaquille O'Neal.
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[vo nat con't] In the book, Lazenby also dismisses the notion that Kobe is a prima donna. In fact, Lazenby puts Bryant in some very impressive company.
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The University of Tennessee's football program is under fire for suspicious academic practices.
English professor Linda Bensel-Meyers reviewed the academic transcripts of 37 Volunteer football players.
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She says her findings indicate academic policies are regularly manipulated to keep players eligible.
Athletes received 101 grade changes-- with many going to players who were in jeopardy of losing their eligibility.

She says one player was on academic review for 14 semesters, but was never kicked out of the university.
Plus, she says at least 13 junior or senior players didn't have a declared major.
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Tennessee's provost Jon Peters and other upper level administrators reviewed the material, but like the N-C-A-A decided no rules were violated.

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Brian Henninger and Scott Verplank share the lead after the opening round of the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic. Hal Sutton is one of five golfers just a shot behind at five under, while defending champ Jesper Parvenik is at three under.
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This is the 62nd year for the Greensboro Classic, and while the addition of the Chrysler Corporation has helped take the prize money to new levels in recent years, it's always been the hard work of the Greensboro Jaycees that makes the event such a success.
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