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Coming up on News 7-
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A shooting in Pittsburgh- Five people are killed in three different locations- Now the FBI Is calling it racially motivated-
Is the Microsoft breaks up will it be good for you the consumer-We'll hear from analysts.
And the big game has a bigger than usual jackpot tonight.
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News 7 is next.

[Pittsburg-Shooting]


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A mass shooting in Pittsburgh-
Five people are dead- police say the shooting was racially motivated.
Now the FBI in investigating-
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Jennifer Jones is at the scene with the latest.
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((POLICE SAY THE MOTIVE WAS HATE. A MAN WENT ON A SHOOTING SPREE NEAR PITTSBURGH. WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARED, SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE DEAD AND A COMMUNITY LEFT IN SHOCK.
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POLICE SAY THE MAN, RICHARD BAUMHAMMERS, STARTED HIS MURDEROUS RAMPAGE IN HIS OWN NEIGHBORHOOD. WHERE HE'S SUSPECTED OF SHOOTING A NEIGHBOR, A WOMAN OF JEWISH FAITH. THEN CROSSING TOWN, INVESTIGATORS SAY HE SHOT TWO PEOPLE AT A CHINESE RESTAURANT. THEN POLICE SAY HE WENT TO AN INDIAN GROCERY WHERE HE SHOT TWO OTHER PEOPLE. THEN ANOTHER AT A MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO.
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"I work in the kitchen and I hear someone say "Somebody outside shoot! Somebody outside shoot!" POLICE SAY BAUMHAMMERS ALSO OPENED FIRE ON TWO SYNAGOGUES. NO ONE WAS INJURED, BUT THE DAMAGE WAS SEVERE, INCLUDING A SPRAYPAINTED SWASTIKA AND THE WORD "JEW" ON THE BUILDINGS.
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"We are looking at this as a potential civil rights crime."))

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[Foundry-Memorial]


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The three workers killed in the March explosion at New River Castings were remembered today in Radford.
Joy Sutton was there
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Dozens gathered in memory of Curtis Grooms, Debra Sheppard and Karen Hamilton.
They held a wreath laying ceremony outside the plant -- and joined people nationwide in honoring Workers Memorial day -- a time to remember those who have died on the job -- and to renew the fight for work place safety.
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((EDWARD ANDERSON/VICTIM'S FATHER: I HAD A MEETING WITH INTERMET CORPORATION CEO. HE'S AGREED TO WORK FOR BETTER SAFETY OF THE EMPLOYEES AND THAT'S MY ONLY CONCERN IS TO SEE THAT NOTHING LIKE THIS EVER HAPPENS AGAIN )) [RUNS17]
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A service for the victims was also held at the West Radford Church of God -- where local and state labor leaders called for better enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health law.
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((DANIEL LEBLANC/VA AFL-CIO: WHAT WE WOULD TO HAVE WITH EACH COMPANY AND THE AGENCIES OF STATE GOVERNMENT THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LAW TO RESPOND WHEN WORKERS SAY SOMETHING IS WRONG, WHEN AN INSPECTOR COMES IN TO BE COOPERATIVE)) [RUNS12] [OUT Qbe cooperative]
Many say it will take a long time for the explosion's emotional wounds to heal-- and making sure it doens't happen again is crucial.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Radford.))

[Lilly]


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It was a crime that shook the Virginia Tech community- a student taken from outside a convenience store and shot to death-
The man once sentenced to die for the killing- was granted a new trial- Today though he entered a
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plea agreement that spared his life.
Benjamin Lilly pleaded guilty to the 1995 killing of Alexander de Filippis.
Prosecutors agreed to it because several key witnesses have disappeared or refused to cooperate.
The DeFilippis family also wanted to avoid a second trial.
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((BERNADETTE FALCON/VICTIM'S AUNT: I DON'T THINK WE COULD GO THROUGH ANOTHER TRIAL. BECAUSE I DON'T THINK WE COULD GO THROUGH ALL THE DETAILS ALL OVER AGAIN. HOWEVER, I JUST WISH HE WOULD HAVE SAID SOMETHING TO SHOW THAT HE FELT ANY REMORSE ABOUT WHAT HE DID.)) ((HELEN LILLY: IT BRINGS GREAT RELIEF TO MY MIND TO KNOW THAT HIS LIFE WON'T BE TAKEN. ))
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Lilly's sentence: life in prison with NO parole.
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[Microsoft]


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Microsoft says it's like telling McDonalds it can only sell burgers- not fries.
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That's how it describes today's government recommendation asking a federal judge to break the company in two.
One company would sell the Windows operating system- the other would handle software and browsers.
Consumer advocates are split on how the move would affect consumers.
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((RALPH NADER/CONSUMER ADVOCATE: A BREAKUP OF MICROSOFT INTO SEVERAL COMPANIES WILL UNLEASE NATURAL COMPETITIVE FORCES WITH A MINIMUM OF REGULATION.)) [BUTT TO 20:22:00] ((ERICK GUSTAFSON/CONSUMER ADVOCATE: IT'LL MAKE THIS MUCH MORE CONFUSING AND COMPLEX FOR CONSUMERS WHO WILL HAVE TO GO OUT AND ASSEMBLE IF YOU WILL, A PRODUCT THAT WAS ABLE TO BE DELIVERED BY THE MICROSOFT CORPORATION.))
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Microsoft will have the chance to make its own punishment proposal before the judge rules.
N0 matter what, the case is expected to be tied up in appeals for years.
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[Winn-Dixie]


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Employees of a local grocery story chain are finding out which stores will close.
Winn-Dixie announced last week they will be closing one hundred stores to save money.
One of those is in Roanoke County.
The manager of the Marketplace on Plantation Road says his store will be shut down June 5th.
It's one of the Winn-Dixie's newer buildings, open less than two years.

[Arcadia-Leadership]


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A new manager has taken over a school for troubled boys in Botetourt County but he doesn't have much time to turn things around.
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The Department of Social Services decides next week whether to close the Arcadia Leadership Academy. Inspectors found a student who did not get medicine, electrical outlets left exposed, and teachers not trained in first aid. The school's directors recently replaced the old headmaster Colonel Gene Nervo -- with Gene Lee.
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((WE'VE MADE SOME CHANGES IN PERSONNEL ALREADY. WE HAVE MORE THAT NEED TO BE MADE IN AREAS WHERE WE NEED SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS. WE HAVE 3 TEACHERS, TWO OUT OF THREE HAVE THEIR DOCTORATE DEGREE WHICH A LOT OF COLLEGES CANNOT BOAST.))
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15 boys live at this school. Lee says a new education center with computers, a gym and workshops is set to open in two weeks. He says the bunkhouse is getting redecorated and he's fixing problems -- hoping the state will renew the school's license.
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Still ahead on News 7 at Eleven, a big decision against free music on the internet.
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And we'll hear the frantic calls for help as federal agents carried Elian Gonzalez away.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with qualifying highlights from California. The Redskins open their three day mini-camp in Ashburn, while the Panthers do the same in Charlotte. The Hokies look to finish up string in the annual spring game tomorrow afternoon. And despite the rain today, the Cosmo meet continues at Salem high school. Tonight on the Big 7.))

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More insight into the raid of Elian Gonzalez's Miami home.
Today the 9-1-1 tapes were released and the lead I-N-S agent in the raid spoke to the press- Byron Pitts has more.


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The final weekend of the May campaign is now upon us... the candidates for Roanoke Mayor are in the final hunt for votes.
Republican Ralph Smith believes he has the business experience and the political philosophy that Roanokers want... Tonight Joe Dashiell profiles his campaign.
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Perched on Mill Mountain, Smith's current address is one of the most notable in Roanoke, but it was his boyhood home on Huntington Boulevard he chose as the site for his campaign announcement.
Trained as a mechanic, he began his business career with a service station on Williamson Road... and eventually branched out to wood stoves, discount groceries, bicycles and steel fabrication.
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Smith is touting his connections with the Republican leadership in Richmond and his ability to work cooperatively with members of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors...
And in a mailing arriving in homes this week, he draws a parallel between Roanoke's Democratc city council and the single party politics of China, and Iraq.
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Smith says it's a clear-cut choice, one he believes Roanokers are ready to make on tuesday.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Interstate-Deaths]


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V-Dot has received a 2-point-4 million dollar grant to set up high-tech weigh stations on Interstate 81.
The new stations will allow trucks equipped with transponders to bypass weigh stations if their transponders show compliance with safety rules and weight limits.
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Statewide, deaths on interstate highways are down almost 33 percent from last year.

[Internet-Music]


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Have you ever listened to music on the internet?
That music may be coming to you illegally.
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A judge in New York today issued a ruling against he company M-P-3-dot com- finding the service liable for copyright infringement.
The company allows users to instantly hear music over the internet- and add their personal music to a play list.
The ruling says the company did not have the rights to the music.
M-P-3 dot com is considering an appeal.
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[Big-Game]


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Tonight's Big Game jackpot is even bigger, and people are lining up to have a chance at the cash.
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((JANICE CROUSE/CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK: WE'VE HAD A BIG LOTTO DAY HERE TODAY; THEY'VE BEEN COMING IN IN DROVES.))
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High ticket sales have prompted lottery directors in seven states to "up" the jackpot.
They expected the "Big Game's" jackpot to reach 110-million dollars by drawing time tonight.
Virginia Lottery officials say that ten to fifteen percent of tickets sold are going to buyers from neighboring states.
Now here are the winning numbers.
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[Centra-Health]


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A lack of security is being cited in two multi-million dollar lawsuits against Lynchburg's Centra Health Corporation.
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Melanie Curnutte (ker-NOOT) filed a suit against Centra Health today.
It alleges negligence by Lynchburg General Hospital's security department when she was attacked at knifepoint outside the emergency room two years ago. Curnutte claims to have suffered severe physical and emotional injuries, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder from the attack by John Major Haygood, who was sentenced to a three-year prison term last February. Curnutte is suing Centra Health for 500-thousand dollars in compensatory damages and one million dollars in punitive damages.
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[Steger]


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Virginia Tech's Founder's Day weekend kicked off with the addition of a new president.
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Charles Steger has been on the job since January, as Tech's 15th chief executive.
The ceremonies in Burruss Hall this afternoon also honored distinguished alumni.
And Steger presided at the change of command for the Tech Corps of Cadets.
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[S-Extra]


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Everything from qualifying, to track - to Tech football, to Skins' mini-camp is on the way.
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But first the Extra Point - the Panthers also opened mini-camp today in Charlotte under the watchful eye of George Seifert. With Wesley Walls in a walking cast, rookie Casey Carawford should get a look at tight end.
Fellow Rookie Rashard Anderson, a defensive back had his head spinning just trying to keep up with his new enviroment. Your scores.
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Only one playoff game in the NBA last night and it was in Philadelphia where the Sixers hosted the Hornets in game three of their best of five series.
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Before the tip Allen Iverson welcomed Knick fan Chris Rock to the city of Brotherly Love.
Rock would see Iverson score 24 and get a sweet assist in the second half. He penetrates and kicks out
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to Toni Kukoc for the three pointer. The Sixers win 81-to-76 and lead the series 2 games to one.
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The Washington Redskins, who already have been picked by many to win the super bowl, began their three day mini-camp in Ashburn at Redskins' Park yesterday morning.
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Not surprisingly, second year owner Daniel Snyder was on the field keeping a close eye on the many millions of dollars he has in investments.
One of the new additions to his Redskins' portfolio is Jeff George who got a lot of work yesterday.
The free agent quarterback signed a 4 year $18 million dollar quarterback to serve as an insurance policy for Brad Johnson.
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[S-Qualify]


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After taking last weekend off, the Winston Cup stars are in Fontana, California this weekend.
First round qualifying just got started at 5:40 yesterday afternoon, and when all was said and done Mike Skinner was on the pole and defending race champ Jeff Gordon wasn't even n the top 25.
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The California Speedway is a relatively simple flat track, but several of the rookies had trouble negotiating it during practice.
Dave Blaney lost control of the Amoco Ultimate Pontiac but did a great job of not hitting the outside wall.
He was OK.
As was Mike Bliss, although the Viagra Pontiac took a beating in turn two.
Once qualifying got underway, another rookie Stacy Compton did not have any troubled as turned a lap at 184 point 886 to grab the 8th starting spot.
But the man of the day was ol' DW. Darrell Waltrip finally got some positive reinforcement yesterday as he qualified the KMart Ford 7th. Here's the top 25.
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Gordon was 26th. Elliott, Stewart, both Labontes, Jarrett, Earnhardt and Petty all were too slow.

[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech football team is all set to close out its month long spring practice this afternoon with the annual Maroon and White game at Lane Stadium.
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After just finishing up the greatest season in school history there is a lot of anticipation concerning what the year 2000 will bring in Blacksburg.
But there also is a little anxiety concerning keeping people well.
All-American Michael Vick has been off limits all spring long, and he will remain so today. No player will be allowed to hit him.
But there will be plenty of hitting elsewhere even though there's always a chance someone will get hurt.
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Today's game will consist of four eight minute quarters. Defensive coordinator Bud Foster will coach the white team, while the Maroon team will be in the hands of offensive coordinator Ricky Bustle.
Admission is free!
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[S-NCAA]


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The tourism boycott of the state of South Carolina because of the flap over the confederate flag could cost the Palmetto state big bucks on the hardwood.
South Carolina is scheduled to host first and second round games in the 2002 NCAA men's basketball tournament. But today the NCAA said if the flag isn't removed from the statehouse dome by August 11th of this summer - it will find another place to host the games.

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The second day of the 35th annual Cosmopolitan track meet went off today in Salem despite the rain.
Roy Stanley has more from what has become a very crowded event.
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((The Cosmo has become the biggest scholastic track meet in Southwest Virginia sanctioned by the Virginia High School league.
Cosmo 2000 includes athletes from 29 area schools with a total of nearly 11-hundred athletes.
And there's a waiting list of teams who are eager to participate.)) ((RANDY LOWER/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:)) ((The meet is somewhat of a stepping stone as the athletes prepare for their district and regional meets.
The sport continues to grow in the valley and the competition gets a little tougher each and every year.
And this year the pressure is on defending boys champion Patrick Henry.)) ((JAMES JONES/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH:)) ((This year to commemorate 35 years of Cosmo Track, the club will award 500-dollar scholarships to an outstanding senior boy and girl.
Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
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