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Today on News 7 at 5, Roanoke loses city councilman Jim Trout who passes away at the age of 70.
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and the state N-Double-A-C-P says Virginia could be the next state to face a TOURISM boycott. [Weather-Head]
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Skies are a bit clearer this evening, and a Frost Warning is up for portions of the viewing area, we'll show you where shortly.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In Health News, there's new evidence that skin cancers are on the rise.
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Also a popular diet plan sold on television is ordered to give its customers their money back.
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A man who served the city of Roanoke for more than 20 years has passed away.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Jim Trout died last night.
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The native Roanoker had suspended his campaign for re-election to city council only one day before... because of his ailing health.
His political career spanned five decades. He saw more than his share of defeats, but he kept coming back... winning five terms as a Democrat on Council.
He ran for Mayor of Roanoke... TWICE... as an independent.
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((IT IS NOT A PERSON'S POLITICAL ACTIONS THAT MATTERS, BUT THE CONSENSUS OF LIKE-THINKING PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER.))
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A former boxer and retired railroad worker, Trout championed the cause of economic development for Norfolk Southern and later for the city of Roanoke.
Last week- -in the middle of a council meeting- -Trout left his seat, complaining of chest pains and promising to promptly return.
He never did.
Jim Trout died at the age of 70.
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[5-NAACP-Boycott]


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The N-double-A-C-P is considering a tourism boycott of Virginia.
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That's unless Governor Jim Gilmore agrees to rescind his proclamation of April as Confederate History Month.
Local N-double-A-C-P leaders say Gilmore's made Virginia a laughingtstock in the national media.
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((KING SALIM KHALFANI/VIRGINIA NAACP: I GUESS NEXT HE'LL BE CELEBRATING THE EDSEL...MEETING ON.))23
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL, HE HAS NEVER... WHICH I'M HAPPY TO TALK WITH HIM ABOUT.))13
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This afternoon, the Governor's office says it has tracked down an April 16th letter from the N-double-A-C-P requesting a meeting on the Confederate Month.
A spokesman says a meeting will be scheduled tomorrow.
The N-double-A-C-P says African-Americans spend about 280-million dollars travelling in South Carolina.
A boycott of that state is in its fourth month.

[5-Columbine]


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The release of tapes showing the shooting at Columbine High school upset victim's families.
Now there's word that the Sheriff's Department plans to sell videos of the attack for anyone who wants a copy- Manuel Gallegus has more.
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[SUPER=03-Surveillance Video/April 20, 1999;]
[SUPER=01-James Rouse/Attorney for Families;]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting;]
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((SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS CAPTURED FRIGHTENING IMAGES DURING THE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING NOW, THE JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERRIFFS DEPARTMENT IS SELLING A TAPE OF THOSE IMAGES TO ANYONE WHO WANTS A COPY, 25 DOLLARS EACH. PARENTS OF THE SHOOTING VICTIMS CANT BELIEVE IT. JAMES ROUSE, ATTY. FOR FAMILIES It's just outrageous. The lack of sensitivity in this matter! ON MONDAY, THE SHERRIFFS DEPARTMENT WAS ORDERED TO TURN OVER THE SURVEILLANCE TAPES TO FAMILIES WHO ARE SUING THE DEPARTMENT, CLAIMING OFFICERS BUNGLED THE SEIGE. WHY THE DEPARTMENT IS SELLING THE TAPES IS UNCLEAR. THE TAPES DO NOT SHOW CHILDREN GETTING SHOT. BUT THE CAFETERIA TAPE DOES SHOW STUDENTS SCATTERING AS THE GUNMEN DETONATE A BOMB AND BEGIN SHOOTING. THE TAPE ALSO INCLUDES THREE MUSICAL SONGS WHICH ALSO INCENSED FAMILIES. ONLY A FEW FAMILIES HAVE ALREADY SEEN IT. JAMES ROUSE, ATTY. FOR FAMILIES Its going to be difficult for the families. How my clients were able to sit through it last week at the sheriffs department, Ill never know. THE SHERRIFFS DEPARTMENT WOULD NOT COMMENT ON THE RELEASE OF THE TAPES, BECAUSE OF THE ONGOING LEGAL BATTLE. BUT THE DEPARTMENTS SPOKESMAN SAID RECENTLY THAT OFFICERS ARE OFFENDED AND HURT BY THE ACCUSATIONOF THE VICTIMS FAMILIES. MANUEL GALLEGUS CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES..))

[5-M'ville-murder]


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Martinsville authorities now say the second victim who was seriously injured in a shooting Sunday night is the suspect's own daughter.
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18 -year old Stacey Evon Rendon-Valdovinos is hospitalized suffering from at least two gunshot wounds.
Authorities say her father, 38 -year old Jose Luis Rendon is responsible for shooting her as well as the shooting death of 28-year old Jose Francisco (Ja-menez) Jimenez of Axton.
Officers found Jimenez dead in the parking lot of the Applebees restaurant.
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A local man missing from his home is found. We'll have the details after this break,
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And we'll tell you why the boy scouts are taking the case against one scouting leader all the way to the Supeme Court.
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[5-Missing-man]


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After a 10 day search, authorities find an elderly Danville man who had been missing.
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Authorities say Joseph Custer is in good condition. Police found him at an old farm house in Pittsylvania County this afternoon.
The family reported 65 year old Joseph Custer missing last week.
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They were worried about his health because he suffers from a heart condition and needs his medicine.

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Should the Boy Scouts allow homosexuals as scout leaders?
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The United States Supreme Court is hearing the case of a New Jersey Scout leader-
James Dale joined the scouts when he was eight- He earned more than 30 merit badges, became an Eagle Scout and then a Scout Master.
But in 1990 he was ousted when the scouts learned he was gay.
He sued for discrimination.
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((JAMES DALE/GAY BOY SCOUT: WHEN I WAS ELEVEN YEARS OLD AND IN THE BOY SCOUTS, IT SAID TO RESPECT AND DEFEND THE RIGHTS OF ALL PEOPLE, TO BE HONEST AND OPEN IN RELATIONSHPS WITH OTHER PEOPLE. IF ANYBODY LOOKS AT THE SCOUTING HANDBOOK TODAY, THE EXACT SAME PHRASE BECAUSET THAT'S WHAT BEING MORALLY STRAIGHT IS ABOUT, STANDING UP FOR YOURSELF AND BEING HONEST.))
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New Jersey's highest court ruled that the Scouts ban on gay troop leaders violated a state ban on discrimination in public accomodations. The scouts appealed.
A supreme court decision is expected in July.
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[5-Parkway-Center]


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It was part of the master plan for Explore Park back in the mid-eighties.
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Today, local and state officials held a groundbreaking for the Blue Ridge Parkway's new interpretive center.
It'll inform travellers about the history of the parkway, as well as show them what the Roanoke Valley has to offer.
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((GARY JOHNSON/BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY: RIGHT NOW, AS YOU CAN SEE, WORK IS REALLY STARTING RIGHT NOW. IT'S UNDER CONTRACT AND NOW THAT THE GROUNDBREAKING IS DONE, I THINK THEY'LL GET INTO SERIOUS CONSTRUCTION AND WE'RE LOOKING AT NEXT SPRING OR SUMMER OF NEXT YEAR THE CENTER SHOULD BE COMPLETED.))
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Construction of the center cost nearly two- million dollars.
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[5-Centerpieces]


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Mill Mountain Theater is serving up a side of lunchtime drama -- for free.
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They're called Centerpieces, monthly performances that fit into your lunch break.
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((I THINK IT'S JUST REAL NICE THAT YOU HAVE EM TO ENJOY. IT'S ALWAYS AN INTERESTING PROGRAM. VERY ENTERTAINING.))
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Today, three Virginia writers told stories.
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((I GOT THIS SICK FEELING LIKE I WAS GONNA THROW UP BECAUSE I KNEW RIGHT THEN BIG FAT CLYDE WAS TELLING THE TRUTH. THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS SANTA CLAUS.))
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The next show' is May 10th. It's a play called (Shosta-ko-vich) Shostakovich. And after every show, audience members get to question and review the actors.
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The Internet is moving into some previously uncharted areas. Patrick Evans explains in today's Website of the Day.
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(( Today's Website of the day is a secret, or at least it used to be.
Satellite photos of the super secret Lake Groom Air Force Base are now on the internet.
Perhaps you know the base better as AREA 51.
That's the place some people believe the government keeps hush-hush military projects including the alien remains from the alleged Roswell U-F-O crash.
Aerial Images of Raleigh says the photos of the restricted base in Nevada were taken from a Russian satellite in 1998.
They show runways, buildings, stranges symbols carved in the ground and a shrouded aircraft, but alas no U-F-O's.
Viewing the pictures is free, but it costs several dollars to download them.
So if you can keep a secret, the truth is out there....and you can find a link to it on our website at WDBJ7-dot-com. I'm Patrick Evans, but don't tell anybody.))

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Coming up a little later in the newscast,
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Patrick will continue his look at the strange and supernatural as he tries to solve the Mystery of Irma Vep.
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Coming up today in Sports, a local kicker finds a home in the N-F-L. Mike Stevens will tell us where Shayne Graham is heading.
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and in Health Check, a nationally advertised diet plan has run into trouble with the Federal Trade Commission.
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With summer just around the corner, there is some bad news for sun worshippers. Skin cancer is on the rise. Kathy Moss has the details.
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(("20 years - I was always at beaches, Miami Beach and this beach and lakes and whatever"
77 year old Raymond Rourke is now paying the price for years in the sun. He had the worst kind of skin cancer - a malignant melanoma removed from his chest.
Nats- with doctor -1:25:18 "I''m going to have you sit up and look at your back"
Raymond ran into problems in the first place by ignoring a suspicious-looking mole. He's part of an alarming new statistic. Despite all the warnings we've heard about the dangers of the sun -- Skin cancer cases are rising faster than ever. Today,Dermatologists - citing new findings from their Science Journal report. say 1 in 5 Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime. That's up 8 percent from last year. Doctor Desiree Ratner says examine yourself once a month.
Sot: 1:16:41 "People should look for a spot that's growing, bleeding,changing, not going away. Look for something that's assymstrical, has border irregularity, has different colors in it or that's bigger than a pencil eraser."
Other important news: kids are more still not being protected enough from the sun. 35 year old Dan Oleary believes a bump he recently discovered on his scalp during a hair cut -- came from a sunburn when he was a kid.
Sot: 1:33:06 "I'm sure that was from the sun beating down on that spot on my head."
Stand-up: 1:37:36 "Sunscreen in still one of the best ways to protect yourself and there is more protection in the higher number you use"They say it takes one full ounce to cover your whole body - that's about the amount in a shot glass."
So - sun worshippers like dan and our friend Raymond had to find out the hard way that there's no such thing as a safe tan. Dermatologists say remember that - even though you think you've got "the case covered.."
Cathy moss for cbs news New York.))

[5-Enforma]


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The makers of a weight loss system that claimed to block fat and burn calories without exercise have agreed to a big settlement.
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Enforma Natural Products will repay ten MILLION dollars to customers in what is described as the largest settlement of its kind.
The Federal Trade Commission says Enforma lied about scientific tests that claimed its products worked. The company pitched the system primarily with 30-minute infomercials featuring former baseball player Steve Garvey.
It also used the Internet to sell the product- Enforma costs about 70 dollars for a two-month supply of pills.
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[5-Health-Cards]


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The American Cancer Society is giving away free Mother's Day cards.
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The inspirational words inside the cards are meant to help spread the word to all women to take care of themselves.
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((JENNIFER GREINER/AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY: THE EMPHASIS IS TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN OR MOTHER'S, SPECIAL WOMEN IN PEOPLE'S LIVES TO KEEP HEALTHY AND GET MAMMOGRAMS STARTING AT THE AGE OF 40 A NICE WAY FOR PEOPLE TO GIVE A MESSAGE TO PEOPLE THAT THEY CARE ABOUT.))
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The cards can be picked up at the Society office downtown now and at Kroger Pharmacy next week. Father's Day cards with a message about prostate cancer will available later next month.
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[S5-NBA]


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Good afternoon folks and welcome to your midweek ticker.
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The first round NBA playoffs continue tonight with the T-wolves taking on the , and Raptors battling the Knicks.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]

This afternoon, the coach of a team that just missed the playoffs, Doc Rivers, was named the NBA's coach of the year.

In his first year he took a cost cutter group of players and won 41 games. Phil Jackson was second in the ballotting
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The Cleveland Browns have decided to give former Virginia Tech great Shayne Graham an opportunity to kick them back into prominence in the AFC.
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[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/Last Season; :00]

The Big East's all-time leading scorer from Pulaski County has signed a free agent contract with the Browns, and will leave for mini-camp tomorrow.
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Graham has had to battle to earn starting job since his freshman year at Pulaski, and while he's confident in his ability he's also realistic about the battle he faces to make it.
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[S5-NHL]


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All of the NHL first round playoff series are now finished. The biggest first round shocker wrapped up last night as San Jose Sharks eliminated number one seed St Louis.
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The Blues were down three games to one, before coming back and forcing game seven. But last night it was all Sharks. Owen Nolan gets his 6th goal of the playoffs - blasting the shot off of Roman Turek. San Jose wins the game 3-to-1 and the series 4 games to 3.
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[S5-Carolina]


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The clearing conditions this afternoon will make it possible for the Avalanche to get back on the diamond tonight. Salem and Winston Salem hook up at Salem Memorial at 7.
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The Hillcats are also home tonight playing a doubleheader with Kinston. The first game starts at six.
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Coming up on News 7 at six, we'll see what type of look the Express might have next season as we check in with both coaches and one of the owners. Have a good night everybody. [go to break]

[5-Mill-Mountain]


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Some mysteries are never solved, but Patrick Evans takes us behind the scenes at Mill Mountain theater, and unveils the mysteries surrounding some quick-change artists now appearing in the play "The Mystery of Irma Vep".
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