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Coming up on News 7-
Some bad hot dogs sold in Virginia are recalled for possible Listeria contamination.
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There are no vacancies in Lynchburg -- a big event is bringing thousands to the area. And Clifton Forge must decide whether it's too costly to remain a city.
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News 7 is Next.
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((BY BECOMING A TOWN WE'LL BE ABLE TO SHARE RESOURCES WITH THE COUNTY BECAUSE WE'LL BECOME PART OF THE COUNTY.))
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Is it a municipal demotion or a smart idea? A local city's financial problems may lead it to revert to a town.
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Good evening...


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City officials have been thinking of reverting Clifton Forge from a city to a town for almost twenty years, and tonight it's one step closer to becoming a reality.
But why would a city consider this .. the answer mostly comes down to money.
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Kate Weidaw attended a public hearing tonight. She is in our newsroom with details.
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Clifton Forge officials say there's no room for expansion, taxes are high, and improvements are needed all over the city.
The only way to handle this growing problem, they say, is to become a town and let Alleghany County help them out of their financial woes.
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((The population in Clifton Forge has been declining over the last ten years. Right now, about 43-hundred people live here. The city's mayor says he wants to improve life for his residents and becoming a town can solve some of the economic problems.

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((MAC CAMPBELL/MAYOR: OUR REVENUES ARE STABLE AND OUR EXPENSES CONTINUE TO GROW WE NEED NEW SCHOOLS, IMPROVEMENTS IN SOME OF OUR INFRASTRUCTURE AND THIS WILL ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN MUCH MORE EASILY.))
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The city needs more than 6 million dollars to build schools and upgrade its aging sewer system -- the only way to raise that money would be to increase taxes. Alleghany County officials say they will be able to take on the city's financial burden if it becomes a town.

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((EASTON BURGE/ALLEGHANY COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE'RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO BE VERY CAUTIOUS AND VERY CONSERVATIVE IN WHAT WE DO IF THE CITY DOES IN FACT REVERT SO WE DON'T PUT A VERY HEAVY BURDEN ON THE NEW JURISDICTION TO GIVE IT A GOOD START.))
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During a public hearing, residents voice mixed feelings about the proposed change.

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Residents will have until the Spring to decide on how to vote. The proposal still has to go to a government committee and a three judge panel before voters have the final say.
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An epileptic father with a child on the way.
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Luther Early killed the women he loved last year, along with the unborn baby.
At his sentencing hearing today the 29-year old killer offered a long rambling explanation of how it happened... but no real reason WHY.
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With no history of violence- -no prior record, Early is not a typical killer.
He admits to drug and alcohol addiction and has battled epilepsy since childhood.
But the judge said he was puzzled how this man came to kill Dee Turner, stabbing her nine times in the neck.
Judge Jonathan Apgar sentenced him to serve 35 years in prison.
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[WX1] [11:00pm] [05/30/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

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Wild fires are still causing big problems in two states.
We'll start in Florida, where Governor Jeb Bush says wildfires in the state are likely to get worse before they get better.
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Firefighters aren't expected to get any help in the form of rain any time soon. And what few thunderstorms do roll into Florida may bring lightning that could spark new fires.
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The same holds true in New Mexico where dry windy conditions are making it increasingly difficult to fight the fires.


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((DON BUTZ/NEW MEXICO FIRE INFORMATION OFFICER: THE WEATHER KIND OF DICTATES WHICH WAY THE FIRE GOES SO AS SOON AS...TO THE OTHER SIDE.))
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So far, at least 15-hundred acres are charred. More than 200 people have been evacuated near Santa Fe.
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Congressman Rick Lazio is ready to take on Hillary Rodham Clinton.
New York's Republican party nominated Lazio to run for the U-S Senate, just a week and a half after New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani announced he was leaving the campaign to deal with his prostate cancer.



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Cuban migrants trying to enter the United States were headed off and returned to Cuba before they could reach land.
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A group of twelve male refugees used small knives and machetes to battle the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard retaliated by hitting the vessel with a high powered water spray. When that failed, boarding officers used pepper spray to safely end the confrontation. The twelve males then took lifejackets offered by the Coast Guard and were taken aboard the Nantucket without further incident.
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[Drowning]


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The search for a Pittsylvania County man was called off for the evening at the end of its second day.
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52 year old Benny Krantz of Hurt was last seen floating away on a cooler.
His 29 year old son Wayne Krantz clung to the boat and was rescued.
Searchers have been combing the James River east of Richmond since just after midnight Sunday.
Poor weather conditions and strong tides have made the search difficult.
Authorities say life vests were on board, but neither man was wearing one at the time the boat began to take on water.
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[Promisekeepers]


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They'll be coming by the thousands to Lynchburg this weekend.. Christian men looking to recommit themselves to their faith and their families.
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The first of 16 national Promisekeepers events will kick off Friday night at Liberty University's Vines Center.
A massive stage has been erected inside, and extra seating is being made available to accomodate the crowds.
Organizers have also had to recruit an army of volunteers to help with the event.
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Whitaker expects a capacity crowd of 85- hundred men to attend.
Every hotel room within sixty miles of Lynchburg has been booked for weeks.
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He's charged with abusing his mother ... now he's on the lam. That story is next on News 7 at 11.
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And there aren't many drive-ins left, but here's one theater that's getting ready to re-open, thanks to a big effort to save it.
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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - with a Tuesday night buffet of regional high school tournament action. We'll hit the soccer fields and the area baseball and softball diamonds. The Express' two big men are back in the net for another year. Darrell Green talks about his new deal, and Sports Illustrated dishes up Kournikova on the cover tonight on the Big 7.

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The Commonwealth's Attorney in Martinsville says a man charged with elder neglect of his mother might be on the run to South America.
Peter Stolbun did not show up at his arraignment today. He is accused of criminally neglecting 75 year old Elizabeth Stolbun.
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The victim's husband, Paul, is also charged with elder neglect. His arraignment has been continued until next week because he did not have appropriate legal counsel and did not enter a plea.
Last year, Elizabeth Stolbun was found covered in urine, blisters and vomit. Health officials rescued her from her home but she died in the hospital a few days later.
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Four teenagers are charged with stealing 120 thousand dollars worth of machinery in Danville.
Police say John Illingtonworth Thomas, Christopher Wade Dabbs, Ray Joseph McDowell and Stephen Gregory Gunnell are charged with grand larceny. They alledgedly stole a backhoe, several lawn movers, a trailer and a dozen other items from James River Equipment and Collie Equipment companies.


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Virginia's largest teachers' group is urging the State Board of Education to stay flexible on S-O-L scores.
A one month public comment period begins next week, and the board votes in July on what the new test scores will mean for schools.
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The Virginia Education Association says board members are right to be more lenient in how S-O-L test scores are used to judge schools and students.
Some of the changes in the accreditation standards came from a new advisory group.
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((CHERI JAMES/VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOC.: THIS IS A BIG CHANGE TO WANT TO GET INPUT AND FEEDBACK FROM EDUCATORS NOT JUST AT THE K-12 LEVEL, BUT THERE ARE HIGHER ED ON THERE, REPRESENTATIVES FROM BUSINESSES, AS WELL AS PARENTS. SO IT'S AN ADVISORY BOARD. THIS STATE BOARD IS SEEKING ADVICE.))
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The V-E-A says it's worried that former state board members, appointed by former Governor George Allen, will push the board back to a more strict set of standards.


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A one- million dollar grant will soon be put to work in flood prone- Buena (Byoona) Vista.
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FEMA has approved a project that city leaders and residents hope will protect the city from severe flooding.
Plans call for buying 10- homes in flood prone areas and elevating 16- others.
Jim Hudson's home is one of those to be remodeled-- which would allow his family to stay in a neighborhood they've grown to love.
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Federal funds will pick up 75 percent of the one million dollar price tag-- state and local money will pay for the rest.
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A local group is breathing new life into a popular Rockbridge County landmark.
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The group, which calls itself Hull's Angels, formed last year to raise money to renovate and reopen Lexington's only drive- in theater.
Since then, the non-profit organization has raised about 20 thousand dollars.
And members say if the donations keep coming in they hope to reopen Hull's Drive- in in July.
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((JANET GORE/HULL'S ANGELS MEMBER: IT'S VERY SPECIAL, I LOVE HISTORY AND THIS IS VERY HISTORIC, I'M NOT THAT OLD, 36, BUT IT'S BEEN HERE FOR A LONG TIME AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER.))
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The group says it needs funds for additional renovations, upkeep and monthly bills.
The group is also raising money to eventually buy the business.
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Hot dogs that may be contimanted. The recall details are next.
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And the woman who tried this stunt learned the hard way ... things can go wrong very quickly.
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Some hot dogs sold in Virginia are being recalled. The U-S agriculture department says the frankfurters may be contaminated with Listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.
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[TAKE FS GFX]
The "Curtis" and "Beef Master" packages have a "sell-by" date of July third and say "E-S-T 2-6-4-2" inside the federal inspection seal.
If you have any of these hot dogs, you should return them to the store where you bought them.
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[Catapault]


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A woman's daredevil stunt resulted in a trip to the hospital.
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Stella Young was fired 70 feet in the air from a medieval-style catapult in England. She fractured her pelvis when she bounced out of the landing net onto the ground. Young is a member of the Dangerous Sports Club -- the group that first started bungee jumping and is well-known for its daring exploits.
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It's regional high school tournament time. Soccer, baseball and softball highlights from the region are on the way. Plus, the Express signs both of its veteran goalies, plus veteran Darrell green talks about his new deal in DCTERMS.
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But first, the folks at Sports Illustrated apparently couldn't sell enough issues with Bobby Knight's mug on the cover, so this week the publication is going with Beauty over the Beast. Tennis star Anna Kournikova graces the cover as the French Open rolls on in Paris.
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Liberty earned a meeting with Blacksburg in the Region Three semifinals with a decisive victory over Appomattox tonight.
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Salem High School was the site of the action, Michael May receives the pass his shot ricochets off the left post into the net for the Minutemen's first score.
Liberty takes a two-nothing lead on the Raiders when Ben Melton's shot bounces off the crossbar, May puts in the loose ball.
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Melton finds the back of the net in the second half for the Minutemen's final score of the night as Liberty beats Appomattox three to one.
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In the early game Jefferson Forest beat William Byrd two to one to earn a semifinal matchup with Nelson County. That game is at five.

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The Region Three baseball tourney is being played at Liberty University this week. This afternoon William Byrd and Chatham wetn after each other in the quarterfinals.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Chatham vs. Wm. Byrd; :00]

The underdog Cavaliers knew they would have to bring their A-game to this this quarterfinal battle with Byrd. In the bottom of the first, Scott Wise drives one into center field. It goes all the way to the wall. And Wise can run with the best of them. He's in safely for the Terrier triple.
A few batters later, Bo Royal uncorks one to center. It won't find the fence, but the sacrifice is enough to chase home Wise from third it's now 1-to-nothing Byrd. In the bottom of the second, Byrd's Ryan Lucas will slap a single into right field. He would later make it home to make it a two nothing game in favor of Byrd. In the four, Chatham would try to jump start its bats. William Shelhorse hits a line shot. But Byrd's Nick Jones robs him with the leaping catch at short to end the threat.
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In the bottom of the fourth, Justin Doss would put this one out of reach with the eventual game winner - a solo homer to left field. Byrd advances in the Region Three tourney with the 4-to-2 win.
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In the Group Three A, Northwest Regional baseball opener today Cave Spring took on the Halifax County Comets.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Halifax Co. vs. Cave Spring; :00]

The Knights had the luxury of hosting this one on their home field. But their real advantage was the hard throwing Tyler Lumsden on the hill. Here he gets the strikeout on the Comets. He had a no-hitter going through five innings. In the bottom of the fourth, Fielding Fitzpatrick will single to left field and drive home Ron Mickens from third to get the Knights on the board. Later in the inning, DH Eric Jones would walk and force in Tom Hagen from third.
[SUPER=34-Halifax Co./5/Cave Spring/4;]

The Knights went up 3-to-nothing in the fifth, but give it to the Comets for coming back and taking the 5-to-4 win.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Cave Spring softball team was able to advance in the Northwest regionals today beating Albemarle at Lynn Saunders Field.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Albemarle vs. Cave Spring;]


Cave Spring had a two-nothing lead when the Patriots' Amanda Gibson came to bat. Gibsons' sacrifice fly brings home Anna Cranford for Albemarle's only score.
But the Knights took advantage of every opportunity, the Patriots can't handle the pitch. Danielle Spangler comes home from third and it's four to one Cave Spring.
[super=34-Cave Spring/5/Albemarle/1;]


Then Jenny Flora would come home and the Knights win it 5-to-1.
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In the Region C softball quarterfinals tonight. Glenvar shutout Parry McCluer 4-to-nothing, James River whipped Ft. Chiswell 7-to-1 and PH Glade Spring shutout Floyd

County 9-0[S-Goalies]


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Someone finally closed the hockey road out of Roanoke. No less than four players and the head coach hit the road since season's end, but Steve Mason says the exodus stopped today with the signing of two veteran pillars.
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((While the Express plopped and fizzed in the playoffs, oh what a ((:)) ((:)) Dave Gagnon and Daniel Berthiaume are. Not just a relief for Roanoke Express hockey fans, but for the players themselves. Gagnon's dad and most of his family are in town visiting and attended the news conference that announced the re-signing of the goalie tandem. ((DAVE GAGNON:))
If one thinks they are getting long in the tooth, consider this, the pair combined to set a new franchise record for fewest goals allowed during the regular season this past year.)) ((PERRY FLORIO:)) ((:)) ((:))

[S-Green]


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The Redskins have been loading up with free agent talent during this off-season, but today they preserved a part of their past. Darrell Green, the 40 year, 17 year veteran starting cornerback, signed a new five year contract extension worth $10 million. It will keep the team's moral fiber on the field through his 45th birthday.
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[S-NHL]


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The best of seven Stanley Cup finals opened tonight with the Jersey Devils playing host to the Stars in game one.

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Dallas came in as the defending Cup champion, while Jersey came in with the redhot goalie. Martin Brodeau was again awesome tonight. Watch him stop the slap shot and lying down make the glove save on the putback.
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The Devils offense was just as good as captain Scott Stevens gets this goal. Jersey gets 7 of them and wins 7-to-3.
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America's Agriculture Secretary got a little agriculture right in the face, and that's our video of the day.


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Dan Glickman was speaking at a government nutrition conference in Ohio, when an animal rights activist ran onto the stage and heaved a tofu cream pie at him.
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says one of its members was behind the incident.
A PETA spokeswoman says Glickman should declare that a meat-based diet kills people.
The pie-thrower was taken into police custody.
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