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The trial of the men accused of killing 270 people aboard Pan Am flight 103 begins today. We'll have the latest.
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and a proposal in Lynchburg could mean residents will see taxes go up by a penny AND down by a dime. [Weather-Head]
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Our forecast looks a bit warmer and drier than earlier ideas. The updates coming up.

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Also today on Health Check, Tonya Flory will join us with the story of one church's different approach to a healing ministry,
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and we'll tell you about a local D-J who is leaving the air to enjoy some training for a new job.
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((TODAY IS ACTUALLY A BIG DAY FOR US. WE'VE WORKED TOWARD THJIS FOR ELEVEN AND HALF YEARS.))
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Families who lost loved one in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing watch closely as the trial for two Libyan suspects begins.

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The trial got underway today in the Netherlands.
Relatives of some American victims are in Holland- Others are watching the proceedings from the U-S.
Bobbi Harley has the story.
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((FOR MANY FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS OF PAN AM FLIGHT 103 - THIS IS THE CLOSEST THEYLL GET TO THE TRIAL OF TWO LIBYAN SUSPECTS: NEW YORK OR WASHINGTON, DCTERMS. HERE THEY CAN WATCH VIDEOTAPE EACH DAY OF THE LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IN HOLLAND.
FOR NOW IT IS ENOUGH. BOB MONETTI/SON KILLED ON FLIGHT - Weve done everything that we could to get today to happen and it has happened. MORE THAN ELEVEN YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE JET WAS BLOWN FROM THE SKY OVER LOCKERBIE, SCOTLAND. ITS BEEN A LONG ROAD TO JUSTICE THAT FOR SOME IS STILL CURVING JUST OUT OF REACH. VICTORIA CUMMOCK/HUSBAND KILLED ON FLIGHT 103 -12:26 - The limited access based on distance and cost is really, prohibits use from due process. THE U-S JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS TRIED TO GIVE THE FAMILIES MORE ACCESS BY PROVIDING DAILY TRANSCRIPTS OF THE TRIAL ON THE INTERNET - FOR THE FAMILIES, THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, BUT FOR ANY ONE ELSE, YOU CAN'T GET ANY FURTHER THAN THIS -- IT'S SECURED BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT. AND THAT MAY BE THE MOST WRENCHING PLACE FOR THESE FAMILIES -- THE COURTROOM IN THE NETHERLANDS. THIS FIRST DAY OF THE TRIAL BROUGHT DEFENSE CLAIMS THAT PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS CARRIED OUT THE BOMBING AND WORDS AND PICTURES THE FORTY FAMILIES WHO DID ATTEND PERHAPS WERENT PREPARED FOR Bert Ammerman, Leader U.S. Relatives THAT WAS JOLTING: ARTIST: ELIZABETH COOK TO WATCH THE FINAL FEW SECONDS FLIGHT 103 BLINKED ON THE RADAR SCREEN AND THEN WATCH IT DISAPPEAR KNOWING FULL WELL WHAT HAPPENED. Carole Johnson/Daughter killed on flight As a mother I want to turn back the clock and stop 703 from coming. ITS THE UNCERTAINITY NOW - WITH AN EXPECTED YEAR LONG TRIAL - THAT STILL HAUNTS THEM. Bobbi Harley, CBS NEWS, NY))

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Lynchburg residents may soon get the chance to decide whether to give themselves both a tax break AND a tax increase.
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City council's finance and planning committee today talked about a proposal that would raise the local sales tax by a penny, but cut the real estate tax by a dime.
The money would help pay for one hundred million dollars in school renovations over the next ten years.
It's the brainchild of local delegate Preston Bryant.
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((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R- LYNCHBURG: A 26 MILLION DOLLAR REAL ESTATE TAX CUT OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS IS NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT. AND IF YOU CAN HAVE THAT KIND OF TAX CUT AND AT THE SAME TIME DEVELOP A WAY TO FIX A MAMMOTH 100 MILLION DOLLAR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION NEED, I'M NOT FINDING TOO MANY DOWNSIDES TO THIS.))
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The idea faces a long and difficult road to reality.
Even if citizens vote for the plan in a referendum this fall, the General Assembly still has the final say about whether Lynchburg can change its sales tax rate.
Most Republicans and Governor Jim Gilmore have vetoed similar proposals in recent years.
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The Danville City Council will have to adjust to new changes-
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including less diversity among council members. The two African-American candidates seeking re-election, Joyce Glaise (GLAZE) and Sherman Saunders, lost last night to two white businessmen. The lack of diversity is a concern to some.
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((JOYCE GLAISE/COUNCIL MEMBER DEFEATED: FOR YEARS WE ONLY HAD BUSINESS MEN WITHOUT WOMEN AND WITHOUT AFRICAN AMERICANS. AND I HOPE WE ARE NOT GOING BACK IN TIME.))
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((PETER CASTIGLIONE/COUNCIL MEMBER: THE COMMUNITY SPEAKS BY VOTING AND THE PEOPLE WHO GO THERE TO THE POLLS PUT THESE PEOPLE IN AND SO WE HAVE TO RESPOND TO THAT AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE PEOPLE WHO DID NOT VOTE THINK IN TERMS OF WHAT MESSAGE THEY SENT ALSO.))
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Some council members say Mayor Ruby Archie, who is the only African American left on city council, will not seek re-election in two years.
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Coming up after this break, we'll tell you about a group of drive in lovers who are trying to save a landmark,
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and if you noticed a local mountain on fire, there was no need to worry. Everything was under control.
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Brush Mountain went up in flames today ... but that's no cause for alarm.
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Forest rangers set the 980-acre controlled burn early this morning.
Smoke could be seen for miles.
The fire is set and monitored by forest rangers to help prevent future wildfires and to promote regrowth of rare plants and trees.
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((JESSE OVERCASH/WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST: WE'RE USING FIRE TO STIMULATE REPRODUCTION, HOPEFULLY, OF THESE TREE SPECIES. WITHOUT FIRE, THOSE TREES ARE ESSENTIALLY FALLING OUT OF THE LANDSCAPE HERE.))
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About 35 rangers tended the fire on the ground.
A helicopter dropped balls filled with flammable powder on the mountain to speed up the burn.
The fire is expected to be out by tonight, but rangers will monitor it through tomorrow.
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President Clinton is in the Bluegrass state today- making a special visit.
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((CLINTON: HELLO. CLASS: HELLO. CLINTON: HOW ARE YOUR. CLASS: FINE.))
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The President said hello to third and fourth graders in Owensboro, Kentucky.
It is the first stop on a four city tour to promote education reform.
Audobon Elementary, once considered one of the states poorest performing schools, has now been ranked second statewide in writing proficiency.-
That after federal funds were used to hire new teachers and reduce class size.
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((CLINTON: WE CAN DO THIS. WE CAN GIVE ALL OUR KIDS A WORLD CLASS EDUCATION AND IF WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO IT NOW WHEN IN THE WORLD WILL BE EVER GET AROUND TO DOING IT.))
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The President says now is the time to ensure excellence in schools because of the nation's economic prosperity.
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Members of the "Hull's" Angels- spelled H-U-L-L-S- are on their way to saving a Rockbridge County landmark.
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The community group has secured a two year lease purchase agreement to re-open Hull's Drive-In, near Lexington.
The popular theater closed last summer.
But before it can re-open the group has to overcome one major hurdle-- money.
The drive-in will not re-open until it can raise 75- thousand dollars in donations to help with renovations and to hire staff.
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He's been spinning records on Roanoke Valley radio for the last nine years, but soon Gary Ballard will be riding the rails.
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((AND IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE FOR SOME YANKEE TO COME DOWN HERE FROM BALTIMORE AND FOR YOU FOLKS TO TAKE HIM IN. I SAY THANK YOU BIG TIME.))
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Ballard is better known as "Goodtime Gary" to the listeners of WSLC, but today's air shift was his last at the Salem station.
A lifelong rail enthusiast, Ballard will become an on- board crew member for new high speed rail service between Washington and New York.
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((IT'S BEEN A GREAT RIDE. EVERYTHING I COULD SAY WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. AFTER NINE YEARS OF RADIO, FROM SHOCKING SOME PEOPLE, WE DID THINGS A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY, TO EVERYBODY CALLING IN SAYING THANKS FOR BEING HERE. AND I'VE GOT TO SAY TO THE LISTENERS THANKS FOR BEING OUT THERE.))
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Ballard started at WSLC on May 4th, 1991, and estimates he completed more than 23-hundred programs in the years since then.
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Goodtime Gary is not the only railroad enthusiast in our area. That's why the Railfest is such a big deal around here.
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If you are looking for something to help get your weekend off on the right track, you may want to head to the Virginia Musuem of Transportation. That's where you can find the Railfest.
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Patrick Evans is on hand with a preview for all those excited railbuffs in the area.
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Coming up today in Sports, a local golf tournament is helping students get money for college,
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and on Health Check...we'll see how many Roanoke Valley churches are healing the sick in a different way.
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((THIS IS A VERY NEW THING FOR NURSING THAT'S REALLY BEGINNING TO BLOSSOM A LOT, SEVERAL, SEVERAL CHURCHES HAVE BEGUN THAT PROGRAM.))
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Some Roanoke Valley nurses aren't limiting their care to hospitals. The Roanoke Valley has about 30 parish nurses. [2-shot] Tonya Flory is here to explain what parish nurses do.
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They're Registered Nurses and a part of this new specialty group recognized by the American Nurses Association.
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They actually work in churches to provide limited care and act as a liason between the congregation and the health care system.
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(( Edith Moyers has been attending Belmont Baptist Church since she was 15 years old, now 72 years later she's going to church for medical services like innovative foot care programs.
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((EDITH MOYERS/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH MEMBER: SHE'S LOOKING AFTER MY FEET AND THAT'S A BIG, YOU KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE TO WALK ON FEET THAT ARE THAT OLD AND I'M 87, THOSE FEET HAVE BEEN WALKING A LONG TIME, HAVEN'T THE?)) [RUNS:11]
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Carol McCann does double duty at Belmont as a minister as well as a registered nurse. She says members of the church sometimes feel more comfortable going to her than to the doctor.
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((CAROL MCCANN/PARISH NURSE: WE'VE ALSO SEEN FOLKS WHO WOULD COME HERE INSTEAD OF GOING TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AND THAT'S THE HOPE THAT THEY WILL COME HERE AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO REFER THEM, INSTEAD OF JUST USING THE EMERGENCY ROOM AS THE FIRST STOP.)) [RUNS:12]
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Volunteer nurses also offer free blood pressure screenings and cholesterol checks focusing on the particular requirements of the area they serve.
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((CAROL MCCANN/PARISH NURSE: OUR NEEDS WE HAVE IDENTIFIED IN THE COMMUNITY ARE EDUCATION NEEDS, ECONOMIC NEEDS AND MEETING THE NEEDS WITHIN THE SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY ITSELF.)) [RUNS:14]
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((EDITH MOYERS/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH MEMBER: NOT ONLY ARE YOU COMING TO CHURCH TO MEET THE LORD, BUT YOU'RE COMING TO CHURCH TO HELP YOUR BODY TO BE BETTER.)) [RUNS:07]
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The parish nurse program is opened every Wednesday from 9:00am until noon for screenings, health education and consultations.



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More than three and a half million weed "trimmer heads" are being recalled because of some parts that can fly off at speeds up to 240 miles an hour.
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The Weed Wizard Acquisition Corporation in Michigan makes the trimers.
The company says the metal chain links used on the devices can fly off with enough force to kill someone.
The Weed Wizrds were sold between May of 1987 and April of this year.
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The company says it is cooperating with the recall and is offering replacement chain sets to customers.
For more information call Weed Wizard's toll free number at 888- 810-7536

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Our website of the day is for those people who are looking for those hard to find items. But unlike sites such as E-Bay and Amazon-dot com, this one isn't an auction.
Patrick Evans has more.
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(( Just about everyone on the web has heard about E-Bay. It's a great place to see what people are selling, but what if you can't find what you're looking for or the price is just too high. Then you may want to try our website of the day at E-Wanted-dot com.
It calls itself an upside down auction where buyers have the upper hand.
If you are looking for something in one of a thousand categories, you put a message on the site saying what you are willing to pay. Then the sellers come to you.
There's no time wasted hunting around for what you want AND you don't have to try to outbid anyone because you've already set the price.
So if you have something you want to buy or better yet sell, give E-Wanted a look. You can find a link at our website at WDBJ7-DOT-COM. I'm Patrick Evans.))

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Good afternoon and what a beautiful day to start the ticker off on the links, well at least talking about hitting the links.
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The Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament is just around the corner. Today the Tournament committee members announced the winners of the two scholarships made possible by the event.
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William Byrd's Scott Wise won the Scott Robertson Memorial Scholarship. He'll use the 2000 dollars a year to attend Virginia Tech.
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Lee Taylor has received the Eugene A. Hawthorne Scholarship. He hoping to make golf a career.
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The Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament is May 18th through the 21st at the Roanoke Country Club.
Later in the week we'll hear about the quality field competing in the event.

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The NBA playoffs comtinue tonight with the Jazz looking to close out their series with the Sonics.
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Last night the Kings put another hurting on the Lakers by topping Los Angeles 101-to-88. The Lakers never led in the game and Shaq was simple embarrassed by Chris Webber. Twice he went behind his back to Valde Divac when Shaq had his back turned for the easy hoops. The series is tied at two games a piece.
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Also, while many of you were sleeping last night - the Atlanta Braves picked up their 15th straight win with a 5-to-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wally Joyner hit a homer to aid the Braves' cause.
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The Buffalo Bills wrapped up their three day mini-camp over the weekend and
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during that time former Virginia Tech star Corey Moore got his first taste of life in the NFL. Moore is excited about playing in Buffalo because the Bills are one only a handful of teams that still use a four linebacker set. We'll talk with Corey tonight on News 7 at six.
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Plus, Roy Stanley checks in from the Homestead where the United State Golf Association is preparing for a huge event this September. Have a safe night everybody. [go to break]

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The biggest names in country music are taking center stage tonight in Los Angeles.
Terisa Estacio has more from behind the scenes at the Academy of Country Music- Awards Show.
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(((NATS OF MARTINA MCBRIDE)
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IT IS CRUNCH TIME HERE BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC AWARDS SHOW IN LOS ANGELES. MARTINA MCBRIDE BELTED OUT HER BEST.

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SO DID TIM MCGRAW

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AND COUNTRY LEGEND GEORGE JONES.

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THE STARS SAY THEY ALL LOVE PERFORMING AS WELL AS ATTENDING THE SHOW ESPECIALLY WHEN NOMINATED. FOR MCBRIDE THERE IS A SMALL DOWNSIDE TO ALL OF THE FUN.

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(Incue: YOU FEEL SO GREAT TO BE HERE AT MY AGE THE TO BE NOMINATED IS

JUST EVEN BETTER )

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(INCUE; IF EITHER OF US WIN.. IT IS GREAT )



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OF COURSE MCGRAW IS TALKING ABOUT SHARING THE LIMELIGHT WITH HIS WIFE, FAITH HILL. BOTH GOT TAPPED FOR 5 NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING BEST ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR AND ALBUM OF THE YEAR.

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AT THIS PRE-PARTY BASH BEFORE THE BIG SHOW STARS AS WELL AS THIS YEARS HOST DOLLY PARTON BASKED IN THE SUNSHINE.

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(INCUE: IVE BEEN AROUND SO LONG.. I THINK PEOPLE ARE COMFORTABLE TO BE

WITH ME )

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OTHER TOP ACTS INCLUDE SHE DAISY UP FOR TOP NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP AND BRIAN PAISLEY LOOKING TO GRAB TOP NEW MALE VOCALIST. ALL OF THE FUN KICKS OFF ON CBS THIS WEDNEDAY NIGHT. TERISA ESTACIO, CBS NEWS, LA ))


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