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Coming up on News 7-
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Cuban- Americans take to the streets to protest the removal of Elian Gonzalez from his Miami home today.. the 6- year- old boy was reunited with his father in Washington after five months apart.
And the boundary line on a map could determine a Vinton man's political future.
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Tonight Elian Gonzalez is back with his father in the Washington D.C. area. His Miami relatives are there as well to make sure the boy is okay.
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Terisa Estacio is live from Miami tonight with the latest.
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(( LOCATOR: MIAMI
Tensions are still running high in Miami's Little Havana. ((nats))
Demonstrators still stunned by the government's handling of the Elian Gonzalez case ... took to the streets tonight ... setting fires and blocking traffic. This, despite pleas for calm.
((Alex Penelas/Miami-Dade Mayor )) "I call on the people of this community to express themselves peacefully and within the law."
But just who is acting within the law is the question many Cuban-Americans are asking ... after Saturday's surprise predawn raid.
((nat))
Federal agents armed with guns forced their way into the house of Elian's Miami relatives -- and within minutes -- the six-year old was wisked away by a Spanish-speaking agent .... and rushed into a waiting van. The event forever captured in these pictures taken by a photograher the family invited in their home. One shot shows a visibly frightened Elian clutching Donato Dalrymple, one of the fishermen who rescued him last November.
((Sot: Donato Dalrymple/Fisherman)) "They grabbed this boy physically. They hurt him physically and emotionally. They ripped him from my arms."
Elian was helicoptered out of Miami and checked by a doctor before being reunited with his Dad at Andrews Airforce Base. Both father and son all smiles ... after nearly five months apart.
((nats - Elian's cousin crying))
But Elian's devastated Miami relatives are not giving up. They traveled to the D-C area requesting to see the boy. So far, Elian's father has turned them down. Meanwhile, the President is standing by Janet Reno and the action taken.
((standup)) ))

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While the protesting continues in Miami, Cuban Americans in Roanoke say they are also upset at the way this whole ordeal has gone down.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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(( Raul Castano has been glued to the television for hours --watching the fate of Elian Gonzalez unfold before his eyes.
He says its hard not to break down and cry.
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((RAUL CASTANO: I ALMOST FEEL LIKE CRYING LIKE A BABY. I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED YOU KNOW))
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He says pictures of Elian being taking away by I-N-S officials are hard to watch.
He feels it shouldn't have ended like this -- that Elian's father and his Miami relatives should've been given more time to work things out.
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Castano says Americans don't understand what life will be like for Elian in Cuba.
He says Elian will have no future -- and only someone who has risked his life traveling on a man-made raft across the Atlantic Ocean to freedom -- can understand why Cuban Americans across the country are so outraged.
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Castano has been talking with friends in Miami -- who say the streets are blocked off -- and that everyone is in an uproar.
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((FOR THE NEXT TWO TO THREE WEEKS THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO PROTEST ALL DAY. THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE STREETS AND BUSINESSES IN MIAMI ARE CLOSED))
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Castano says there is a bright future in the U-S for Elian -- one he will never experience if sent back to Cuba.. because, he says, America is the land of opportunity.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))












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The wreckage of a plane that crashed yesterday in southwestern Virginia has been found.
There were no survivors.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC] Officials found the small plane one mile west of State Route 619 near High Knob Mountain which is about fives miles south of Norton.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC] Officials say the plane's occupants were Ira Walden, Cynthia McCulley her husband Willian and their two children Willian and Megan McCulley -- all were from Tennessee.
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Air patrol says the single-engine Mooney 20-G aircraft was en route from Nashville to Roanoke yesterday when it vanished from radar. Bad weather kept rescue crews from searching for the plane by air -- however ground teams were able to find the crash site this afternoon. So far there's no word on the cause of the crash -- the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating.


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Route 24 outside of Stewartsville was closed down for over an hour this evening. Officials say around 5 o'clock a 17 year old driving east crossed the center line and side swiped at pickup truck before colliding head on with a Blazer. The driver of the Blazer, Holly Willobee and the 17 year old were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and are said to be in critical condition. Willobee's 8 year old son was taken to the hospital by EMS.

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The Confederate flag debate is underway in another southern state capitol today.. Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Residents today celebrated Confederate War Heritage Day by posting several versions of the Confederate flag at the capitol.
Heritage Day participants, who were dressed up in period costumes, say they're merely keeping history alive.. and to them the flag represents the men who died in the Civil War.
Others feel the flag is a symbol of slavery.. and those who support it are advocating a racist agenda.
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Roanoke County Election Officials say write-in Vinton Mayoral Candidate Andy Nicely can not run for office because his residence is in Roanoke City not Vinton.
But officials are giving him until Monday to prove otherwise.
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Nicely says while his home is located in Roanoke City, 2 out of 5 acres of his property are in Vinton.
He says he's registered to vote in Vinton and for the past six years he's paid Vinton and Roanoke County property taxes.
But election officials say that doesn't matter.
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Nicely says he's continuing to campaign -- and if things don't work out this election -- he will run again.
He's says he's already working to get his Roanoke property annexed to Vinton and Roanoke County.
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Meanwhile a Roanoke city councilman says his campaign will continue even after undergoing heart surgery this week.

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Independent candidate Jim Trout was hospitalized Monday after collapsing at a city council meeting.
Doctors found and repaired a tear in his aorta.
Trout is still listed in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
But his campaign manager says Trout is still in the race and is healthy enough to serve another term.
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Still ahead on the broadcast. Two turkey hunters end up shooting eachother instead of the bird.
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And see what happened when a car collided with a tour bus on a busy expressway. The details after the break.
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One woman is dead after her car collided with a tour bus.
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It happened in Orlando Florida.
Police say the car crossed the median on a busy expressway and collided head on with a bus loaded with tourists on a day trip to the Kennedy Space Center. Authorities say the woman was killed on impact. A few of the bus passengers received minor injuries.
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They were supposed to be hunting for turkeys.. instead two Franklin County men ended up shooting each other yesterday.
Authorities say Danny Lea and Ray Durham were hunting near Philpott Dam when Lea fired at what he thought was a turkey.
Instead the shot hit Durham in the head and body.. Durham then spun around and shot Lea in the back.
Both men were treated and released.. charges against the two are pending.



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His political resume rivals that of his more- famous neighbor Thomas Jefferson.
Yet many visitors to Jefferson's Monticello don't realize that America's fifth president James Monroe lived just down the road.
In this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom takes us on a tour of Monroe's Ashlawn- Highland estate in Charlottesville.
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(( This 535- acre estate still has the atmosphere of a working plantation...
But these days it's tourists, not slaves, who walk across the property known as Ash- Lawn Highland.
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((JAMES WOOTTON/CURATOR: MONROE CALLED THIS PLANTATION HIGHLAND. AND SUBSEQUENTLY, IT WAS CALLED ASH LAWN AND SO TODAY, WE USE BOTH NAMES TO RECOGNIZE THE 19TH CENTURY HISTORY, AS WELL AS MONROE'S OWN HISTORY.))
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James Monroe bought the property in 17-93.
He and his wife didn't move into the home until 17-99-- and for the next quarter century, it was their private residence throughout Monroe's political career.
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((JAMES WOOTTON/CURATOR: EVERYTHING THAT YOU SEE OF THE WHITE PORTION OF THE HOUSE TODAY WAS THE ORIGINAL JAMES MONROE HOME. AROUND 1840 THERE WAS A FIRE IN THE EASTERN WING OF THE HOME-- A PART THAT'S TO MY LEFT. AS A RESULT OF THAT FIRE, THE HOME WAS DAMAGED-- AND IN THE 1880S WAS RE-BUILT AS THE YELLOW HOUSE THAT WE SEE TODAY.))
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Monroe held more major offices than any other President.
And although the Monroe Doctrine was the foundation of America's foreign policy, James Monroe never reached the historic status of neighbor and mentor, Thomas Jefferson.
But it was this proximity of this property to Monticello that prompted Monroe to make it his home.
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: AS YOU CAN SEEK, MONROE'S HOME WAS MUCH MORE MODEST THAN THOMAS JEFFERSON'S NEARBY MANSION, MONTICELLO. THE TWO WERE FREQUENT VISITORS TO EACH OTHER'S HOMES BY WAY OF A FARM ROAD CONNECTING THE TWO PROPERTIES.))
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Ash-Lawn Highland was considered a middle class farmhouse, and it's that image that perhaps makes it more comfortable for visitors.
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((JAMES WOOTTON/CURATOR: ASH LAWN HIGHLAND, ON THE OTHER HAND BEING THE MORE INTIMATE SCALE, MORE COMFORTABLE SCALE, SURPRISES ME SOMETIMES WHEN I HEAR PEOPLE SAY, "GOSH, THIS IS JUST LIKE SOMEBODY'S HOUSE. I COULD IMAGINE LIVING IN THIS HOME.))
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The smokehouse and guest quarters are also original structures...
And this white oak tree has stood the test of time...it was standing when Monroe lived here.
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((JAMES WOOTTON/CURATOR: THE ONE RE- CONSTRUCTED OUTBUILDING HERE, IS THE SLAVE QUARTERS. THE QUARTER WAS USED BY THE HOUSE SERVANTS, THE PEOPLE WHO HAD THE MOST IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO THE MONROES, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO WERE THE MOST READILY SEEN BY VISITORS TO THE MONROES.))
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Visitors who come out to Ash- Lawn Highland are offered more than a glimpse into the former President's life.... a variety of annual events keeps the plantation lively.
The next big one is the Summer Performing Arts Festival, coming up in mid- June.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Charlottesville.))
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Still to come on News 7...
Easter is just a hop, skip and a jump away..
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And hundreds of kids celebrated early by hunting down treasures at Victory Stadium. More when we return.
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Pope John Paul the Second today led thousands of faithful in an open- air candlelight vigil for the approach of Easter.
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The ceremony, normally held in St. Peter's Basilica was moved outside for the Holy Year.
It's the most solemn ceremony of the Catholic liturgical year, marking off the final dark hours before the exultation of Easter Sunday.
The 79- year- old Pope.. who's had health problems of late.. had no problems making it through the long service.. which leaves him only a short night of sleep before Easter Mass.
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Victory Stadium was the place to be this afternoon if you were on the hunt for Easter eggs.
50-thousand of them were up for grabs ...
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Hundreds of kids came out eager to fill their baskets -- and collect all the eggs they could before others snatched them up.
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There was also separate hunt for kids with special needs.
Inside each egg was candy and a bible verse -- to spread the message of Jesus.
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((IT'S TO BLESS THE COMMUNITY ... THIS IS OUR WAY OF SAYING THANKS))
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This is the second year Sunday School on Wheels has held an Easter Egg Hunt.
Next year they plan to have 100-thousand eggs.
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Earth Day celebrations at the Explore Park in Roanoke attracted more than 500 people today.
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In addition to music and crafts, there were booths set up through out the park with information about the importance of Earth Day. Organizers of the event say it's important for people to remember to protect the environment everyday.
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((BILL MODICA/EARTH DAY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: WE ARE TRYING TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BE MORE AWARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT AND TO TAKE NOTICE OF WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND THEM.))
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This is the 30-th year Earth Day has been celebrated across the country.
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Just how bad does Karl Malone want an NBA championship? He doesn't have to say anything, his 50 point effort in Utah's post season opener against Seattle speaks volumes.
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In the best of five series opener, it was vintage Stockton to Malone as the two hooked up time and time again. Malone scored a career high 50, brwaking a 16 year old Utah record.
The Sonics did get some offense from Shamon Williams. the former UNc product [SUPER=32-Utah/104/Seattle/93;]ripped

rope on this shot.
But Malone was to much, the 36 year old was unstoppable as The Jazz dowsn Seattle 104 to 93 in game one.
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The Phoenix Suns have taken a 1-nothing lead in it's first round playoff series with the defending world champion San Antonio Spurs in a game that would tie the NBA record for fewest points scored in the playoffs.
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The Spurs were without Tim Duncan who is out with a knee injury.
Players like that guy, Samaki Walker would have to pick up the slack and he does here with the monster slam.
Things looked good for San Antone, especially on this play, watch David Robinson [SUPER=32-Phoenix/72/San Antonio/7

0;]intercept the entry pass and give to Terry Porter at the other end and he finishes with the smooth looking lay up.
But the Spurs had no answer for Penny Hardaway. Hardaway would tie a team high, knocking down 17 points on the day.


Cliff Robinson also tallied 17 as the Suns beat the Spurs 72-70.
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Miami takes a 1-nothing lead in it's series with Detroit. Jerry Stackhouse kept the Pistons in the game late. Stackhouse makes the move to the hoop, the spin in the paint for the points.
Jamal Mashburn stepped up to fill the void left by Haraway's absence. Mashburn cans this three and scores 29 this afternoon.
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Anthony Carter started at point for Miami and finds Alzono Mourning and the Heat wins game one 95 to 85.
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On to the ice where Ottawa and Toronto hooked up in the hunt for the Stanley cup.
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The player of the game had to be the Maple Leaf's Steev Thomas. He he ties the game up with this blast that gives Toronto hope. Then in overtime, tied at 1 a piece, Thoas ggets the puck on the two on one and scores as the Maple Leaves win 2-1 in overtime.

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We start our major league baseball highlights with a bench clearing brawl in Chicago where eleven players were ejected as the White Sox and the Detroit Tigers battled it out.
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In the sixth inning, Detroit starter Jeff Weaver hit Carlos Lee with a pitch.
In the seventh starter Jim Parque hit leadoff batter Dean Palmer in the arm. Palmer rushed the mound and threw his batting helmet at Parque. Punches were thrown by players and coaches. Byt he way, those wondering who won the game, The White Sox beat the Tegers 14 to 6.
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The Baltimore Orioles are the hot team in the American league East right now. Today the Birds won their sixth straight.
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The O's were on the west coast swinging their lumber against the Oakland A's.
[SUPER=35-Baltimore/4/Oakland/3;]In the sixth, Mike Bordick, ever heard of him, well, you will, he brings in a few

runs with a line drive blast to left field that hits off the outfield wall. Bordick leads the league in RBI's with 24.

A scary moment for a fan as Oakland's Saenz Olmeda loses his bat and it flies up into the stands. No one was seriously hurt as A's personnel had to go up and retreive the bat. O's win 4-3.
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And we all know who the Orioles love tot hate, those world champion Yankees.
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The Orioles nemesis, the Yankees played Toronto today. The Blue Jays Tony Batista blasts a two run shot to left field and the Jays take a five-nothing lead in the first inning.
Yankee pitcher David Cone gave up three homeruns, two in the first including one
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to Jose Cruz and then Cruz gets this one his second of the day in the fourth.
The Blue Jays take two in a row from New York beating the Yankees eight to two.
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The Houston Astros had their hands full today with San Diego Padres.
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Jeff Bagwell would flex his muscle in the bottom of the fifth inning as he says whazzz uppp to this pitch, a two run homer, his sixth of the season that plates Craig Bigio and we are tied at 4 all.
Top of the sixth, former Brave Ryan Klesko answers with a shot of his own. This also a two run homerun that brings in Phil Nevin and the Padres went up 6-4.
Closer Trevor Hoffman finishes off the Stros as San Diego wins it 8-6, now you numbers.
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We head to the links where the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic heads into it's final round of play tomorrow with Hal Sutton as your leader.
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Sutton overcame an early double bogey on the fifth green to shoot an even par 72 today and remain in control of the lead. Some windy condititons would not allow him to equal his 11 birdie second round performance. Suttotn is at 13 under and hasa three shot lead over Andy magee.
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The Craftsman Truck Series felt the need for speed at the Portland International Raceway for the Line X 225.
Andy Houston notches the victory at the 12 turn 1.944 mile course.
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It looked like Craftsman points leader Mike Wallace would take the checkered flag. Wallace had the lead with six laps to go when he gets caught in Kurt Busch's spin. Wallace drops back to the fourth position.
Dennis Setzer assumes the top spot for the next four and a half laps, but he's followed closely by Andy Houston. When the white flag comes out Houston makes his move and edges out Setzer. Houston gets his second win of the season at the Line X 225. Setzer is second followed by Jack Sprague, Wallace and Rick Crawford.
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