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Coming up... Some commuter flights to Cincinnati may be canceled in a few hours.

Comair prepares for a possible strike.
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AND two Coast Guard crewmen on border patrol die in a boating accident. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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We should know later today whether a threatened strike will disrupt air service between Roanoke and Cincinnati.
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Comair officials say they will decide at three this afternoon. .. whether to cancel most of the of the company's Monday flight schedule. Comair provides Delta Connection service to and from Cincinnati. It faces a possible pilots' strike just after midnight.
Comair's president headed to Washington last night .. in a last-ditch effort to reach a contract agreement with its pilots' union.
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Henry County officials are still looking for three people ... as part of a major drug sweep last week.
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Dozens of people were arrested Thursday, but last night, the Sheriff's department released the names of three suspects who have not yet been found.
They are 24 year old Damain Roberts of Danville, 21 year old Tyson K. Hairston of Bassett, and 23 year old Craig Wright of Danville.
The Henry County sheriff's department asks anyone with information to give them a call.
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The life of a 19 year old man came to a sudden end yesterday afternoon, when his car ran into a tree.
State police say 19 year old Cory (kuh-ROHN) Karon Morehead of Axton died .. after his car left state route 650 in Henry County, overcorrected, then hit the tree.

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Two Coast Guard crewmen are dead and two more are recovering from hypothermia this morning after a four foot wave capsized a patrol boat in the icy Niagara River.
The wave hit the bow of the 21-foot, rigid-hull inflatable boat, swamping it and flipping it over.
Lani Le has more.
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RESCUE TEAMS SCOURED THE AREA AROUND THE MOUTH OF THE NIAGARA RIVER... AFTER THE STATION HAD NOT HEARD FROM A CREW THAT HAD GONE OUT ON A ROUTINE PATROL FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS.
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#3, A FOUR FOOT WAVE CAME OVER THE BOW.))


AT ABOUT 12:30 IN THE MORNING, THE WILSON FIRE RESCUE BOAT FOUND THE FOUR MEN NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE NIAGARA RIVER...PETTY OFFICER MICHAEL MOSS AND PETTY OFFICER WILLIAM SIMPSON WERE BOTH STILL CONSCIOUS...PETTY OFFICER SCOTT CHISM AND SEAMAN CHRIS FERREBY WERE NOT. THE MEN WERE RUSHED TO MT. ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL...AND A SHORT TIME LATER, CHISM AND FERREBY WERE PRONOUNCED DEAD. OTHER COAST GUARDSMAN ARE LEARNING TO DEAL WITH THE LOSS...AND PERHAPS ONE AUXILLARY GUARDSMAN DESCRIBED THE MOOD BEST--
((DENNIS PEGGS--IT'S A REAL CRUMMY DAY.)) ))
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That was Lani Le reporting from Buffalo.


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An Oregon teen is under arrest today after his threat closed schools in near New York City Friday.
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School officials in Westchester County canceled classes at three schools after a student received an Internet threat about ``a lot of bodies'' at Edgemont High School.
Police say the Oregon teen admitted he was the person responsible for the chat room message, but said it was an innocent hoax.
Local police teamed up with the the FBI to track down the suspect.
It came the day after the latest school shooting near San Diego.
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In sports, Jerry Kelly has never won on the P-G-A Tour.
But he takes a two-shot lead over Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh (SING) into today's final round of the Players Championship.
Kelly shot 70 yesterday. Woods fired a 66 and is aiming for his second Tour victory in two weeks.
Here are the scoreboards

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An A-C-C rematch is all set for the final four. Regional final highlights are just ahead.
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and,
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remembering one of the region's biggest hotel fires ever. Our Virginia Newsreel is next.
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[ No 2-shot toss go straight to Lottery Bump] [soft music under] [Sun-Lottery]
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[super=70-3/4/8/1/4/0/4;] Pick 3/Pick 4
[super=72-3/16/31/32/34/1/3/4/6/13/20;] Cash 5/Lotto Virginia
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Authorities are still investigating what sparked the blaze that charred and gutted a Henry County landmark last week.

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The windmill tower at the Dutch Inn had to be torn down over safety concerns. But the Dutch Inn's guest rooms weren't damaged - so the owners plan to be back in business soon... and are even holding out hope of resurrecting the windmill.
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The 38-th anniversary of a much bigger hotel fire in our area is approaching. That's the subject of this week's Virginia Newsreel. Here's Keith Humphry.
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[hold up shot of Natural Bridge] Natural Bridge. They call it "one of the seven wonders of the world." [shots of Easter Services 1952 from TAPE A-3 TC 1:30:05 and 1:30:13] And for more than half a century... thousands of believers have selected this spot to commemorate Jesus' resurrection.
These Easter Sunrise services have captured News 7's attention - for decades... too.
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((Dexter Mills: -- 52:54 -- THIS MORNING TED WE'RE SPEAKING FROM NATURE'S OWN CATHEDRAL - ONE OF THE SEVEN NAT WONDERS OF THE WORLD BEAUTIFUL NATURAL BRIDGE LOCATED HERE IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY -53:04 ))
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[shots of people worhsipping] But just ten days after Easter in 1963 - there was another story making news at Natural Bridge.
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[pics of fire] The Natural Bridge Hotel had stood more than six decades when it caught fire on a spring afternoon. At first it didn't look so bad - but by nightfall - observers knew the wooden building didn't stand a chance against the raging blaze that took firefighters from SIXTEEN communities to suppress. It is still considered one of the worst fires in the area. The cost - half a MILLION dollars. [new hotel under construction from tape A-31 TC 1:11:06] But the owners didn't let the Hotel melt into memory. They rebuilt it. And by summer the following year - a new Natural Bridge Hotel - this one made of brick, not wood - stood in place of the old one. [people at Sunrise Service from tape 98-30 around TC 29:04 sunrise]
The Natural Bridge Sunrise Service is still [from 98-30 29:34 - closeup crowd shot then more crowd and pastor preaching at service] attracting worshippers from near and far every Easter. And in 1998 - the hotel that was built from the ashes served as a gauge for officials looking at just how popular the Sunrise Service still is.
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[end on VO with nat sound of choir and people singing 29:36] That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.
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The Roanoke Express picked up its second straight road win last night in Toledo.
Roanoke beat the Storm three to two.
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This afternoon the Express is in Peoria. It's a tough turnaround for the boys from the Star City and they are going to have to dig deep to have continued success against the Rivermen.
Earlier this month Roanoke beat Peoria six to three at the Round House.
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Roanoke's next stop is Richmond on March 30th.




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The elite eight is now down to six and the ACC makes up half of the final four.
Roy Stanley has highlights of yesterday's NC-Double-A Tournament action and news from the New River Valley Speedway.
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In this week's Health Review, diabetics now have a new way test their blood glucose level.
Veterinarians say taking care of your pet's teeth might add years to their lives.
And details about P-M-D-D-- a condition some women suffer in the weeks before their period.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details in this week's Health Check.
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Melissa French was diagnosed with P-M-D-D or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder several years ago.
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Doctor William Isenhour at Montgomery OBGYN in Blacksburg says PMDD is a more severe form of P-M-S --and the symptoms are more psychological than physical.
Some of the symptoms of P-M-D-D include: sudden mood changes, tension, sadness, feeling overwhelmed, bloating, breast tenderness, food cravings, sleep changes, and relationship problems.
Isenhour says the condition is caused by decrease in serotonin --a chemical released by the brain.
There are medications to control it. Sarefem is the only one that's FDA approved.
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Also making medical headlines -- a new test for Diabetics to test their blood glucose level hits the market.
It's called One Touch Ultra. It's suppossed to be less painful --because it doesn't require pricking the finger.
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((STEPHANIE MCCAULEY/LEWIS GALE MED. CTR.:THE BIGGEST COMPLAINT I DO HEAR AS A DIABETES EDUCATOR IS THAT THE STICK ON THE FINGER TIPS ARE VERY PAINFUL. AND THE MORE YOU STICK THEY GET BRUISED AND MORE PAINFUL AND CALLUSED. SO I THINK WITH THIS PRODUCT BEING ABLE TO TEST ON ALTERNATIVE SITES WITH FOREARM AND BICEPS IT'S MUCH LESS PAINFUL))
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The test only takes 5 seconds for a results. It cost about 65 dollars and is available at a local pharmacy. [tape 01-04, 00:10] And in other health news, Veterinarians say dental care for your pet is an important part of its overall health.
In fact, it may add as many as five years to the life of your pet. The reason tartar build up can lead to periodontal disease --an infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth. And this disease can lead to other health problems.
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((DR. KELLY FARREL/HANGING ROCK ANIMAL HOSPITAL: THE BACTERIA FROM THE DOGS MOUTH AND THEIR INFECTED GUMS CAN COURSE THROUGH THEIR BLOOD STREAM SETTLE IN THE KIDNEYS, THE HEART VALVES, IT'S BEEN SHOWN TO AFFECT THE LIVER. AND PREMATURELY AGE YOUR PET))
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Some signs of periodontal disease include: yellow or brownish colored teeth, swollen, red, bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, loose teeth and receded or eroded gums.
But it can be prevented. Dr. Farrel says you should start with regular brushing at home for your dog or cat -- at least twice a week. That's this weeks health review, I'm Joy Sutton. ))

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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning .... another Hoof and Mouth disease case found in Europe - and disease fears may save some air passengers money.
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AND .. Frequent fliers to Cincinnati pay attention. Comair's Monday flights to and from the city could be canceled later today.
we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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Good morning, I'm Denise Allen.
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And I'm Leo Hirsbrunner.
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It's (time) on Sunday. Welcome back to News-7 Sunday morning.
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If you have plans to fly to Cincinnati tomorrow, you should learn later today whether to make new plans.
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Comair oficials say they will decide at three PM .. whether to cancel most of the of the company's Monday flight schedule. Comair provides Delta Connection service to and from Cincinnati. It faces a possible pilots' strike just after midnight.
Comair's president headed to Washington last night .. in a last-ditch effort to reach a contract agreement with its pilots' union.
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And here's an airline story where you might not expect it .. an offshoot of concerns over foot and mouth disease.
Northwest airlines says it won't charge its 100-dollar cancellation or postponement fee .. to passengers scheduled to fly to Britain or Ireland who are worried about the livestock illness.
United Airlines and Delta say they've not changed their cancellation policy.
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On a related note, officials in France say they have discovered a SECOND outbreak of the disease... this one on a farm east of Paris. Authorities have set up barriers blocking entrance to the farm. Officials have imposed tighter restrictions on French livestock as a result of Friday's discovery. All exports of fresh meat, pasteurized milk products and untreated hides and skins have been banned.
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[**ANCHOR TAG**] A Roanoke woman is working to keep the "Million Mom" fight alive.
Less than a year after the "Million Mom" march on Washington, many chapters have fizzled out .. including the one in Roanoke.
But as Kate Weidaw reports, one local organizer isn't giving up.

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Thousands of women from across the country united on Mothers Day last year - to call on lawmakers to make more sensible gun laws. Pam Young marched with the group from Roanoke.

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((PAM YOUNG: BEING THERE WAS JUST AWESOME PROBABLY ONE OF THE GREATEST EXPERIENCES I'VE EVER HAD.))
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But when the group returned to Roanoke their plans to continue the Million Mom meetings fizzled out.

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And the Roanoke group wasn't alone... Chapters of the Million Mom March across the country broke up. Even the national chapter laid off some its employees. Now - almost a year later - Pam Young is hoping to reorganize the Million Mom chapter in Roanoke.

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((PAM YOUNG: I'M HOPING TO GET BACK THE MOMENTUM AND I'M HOPING EVERYONE WHO CAME LAST YEAR WILL COME BACK AND MAYBE BRING A FRIEND THIS TIME AND WE'LL BE AN EVEN STRONGER FORCE.))
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This Mother's Day thousands of women's voices will be heard again at each state's capitol.

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And while their numbers are expected to be smaller this time, Young says their voices will be just as loud as last year. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))
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If you want more information about this year's Million Mom March you can e-mail Pam Young at Roanoke M-M-M at A-O-L dot com.


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Most investors can only hope for a better week ahead on Wall Street.
Last week can only be called a "bear" .. after the Dow dropped 20 per cent below its record high levels.
But News 7 Business Reporter Jennifer Miele has some financial aid tips for you in this week's Business Review.
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Thurday's stock market tumble had analysts like George Brammer at A.G. Edwards using terms like "bear and bull market." ((GEORGE BRAMMER/AG EDWARDS: A BEAR MARKET I GUESS DERIVES FROM THE FACT THAT A BEAR WHEN IT ATTACKS, WILL POUNCE AND COME DOWN ON ITS VICTIM. AND A BULL WHEN IT ATTACKS, WILL LIFT UP. ))
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The stock market managed to recover most of its losses by the closing bell.
Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan lowered rates Tuesday to help get us out of the woods. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
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If you lost a bundle this week, you may have to go into even more debt to finance your child's college education. [STANDUP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: THE AVERAGE FOUR YEAR EDUCATION AT A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY CAN COST AS MUCH AS $40,000, A PRIVATE SCHOOL CAN EXCEED $80,000. SO GOING INTO COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING INTO DEBT CAN BE VERY DIFFICULT.))
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A good way to start looking for college money is to find out about available scholarships.
This Web Site called fastweb.com asks for a student's profile, then finds scholarships that student is eligible for.
Make use of the federal government's web site to download a federal financial aid form and apply for the Pell Grant or Guaranteed Student Loan programs. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
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The battle over Cherry Hill Condominiums Continues. Neighbors who say the building is too tall took their case to court on Wednesday.
Developers say they got written approval from the city four times to build that high.
A Roanoke Circuit Court judge must now decide if the top two levels of the Condos must come off. [PRE PRO]
Finally, the Dow finished UP 115 and a third to close at 9504.78. for the week. And the Nasdaq closed UP 31 points to finish just under 1929 for the week. For News 7, I'm Jennifer Miele, and that's this week's business review.))[

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Two factory owners have learned the hard way that the Environmental Protection Agency can really mean business.
E-P-A teams showed up at both in "SWAT"-like fashion. One of the factories isn't all that far away.. in North Carolina.
Carol Marin has that story tonight on "60 Minutes"
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That story and more on 60 Minutes tonight at seven here on your Hometown Station.



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Still to come on News 7.... camping out for the Oscar arrivals. The early birds earn their reward tonight.
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And...
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vending machines in schools. Students like it ... but sometimes it's the schools that like them the most.
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Vending machines are becoming increasingly popular in local schools...
They provide an easy snack for students... and a big budgetary boost for schools.
As Marya Jones found out, the schools may be just as hooked on the junk food as the kids are.
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In between classes at William Byrd High School, senior Nicole Bailey often gets a Cherry Coke from one of the vending machines.
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[QUICK NATSOUND at 10:33:09 on Schools-Vending] ((QUICK NATS OF HER COKE CAN DROPPING))
[RUNS= :01]
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[BUTT 10:38:48 AND 10:39:28 on Schools-Vending] ((I USE IT QUITE OFTEN (LAUGHS).....)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((I HAVE THIRD LUNCH. I CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG TO EAT, IT'S LIKE TILL 1:00, SO I HAVE TO GET A SNACK. ))
[RUNS= :05]

[shots of kids at machines on School-Vending]
Bailey and her classmates are feeding their cravings for junk food and sodas....
and, in doing so, giving their school a quick cash fix. [Shots of Turner at his desk on School-Vending TC 10:48:30]
William Byrd principal Richard Turner says the school is dependent on the income.
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[SOT 10:42:17 - :26]

((RICHARD TURNER/WILLIAM BYRD PRINCIPAL: THEY PROVIDE US AN EXTRA SOURCE OF REVENUE FOR THE THINGS THAT WE NEED. AT OUR SCHOOL, IT MEANS A LOT OF MONEY FOR PAPER AND COPY MACHINES. SO OUR TEACHERS HAVE THOSE SUPPLIES. ))
[RUNS= :09]
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[SOT 8:12:42 - :44]

((RICHARD FLORA/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOLS: IT'S BIG MONEY. IT IS BIG MONEY.))
[RUNS= :02]

[shots of Flora from Vending 2 TC 8:22:00 and on]
Richard Flora deals with vendors for Roanoke County Schools. [Shots of students in halls-- any from School-Vending tape, TC 10:50:30 - 10:51:00]
He says schools are big battlegrounds for soft drink companies... who'll pay a high price to make kids customers.


The school's take is usually 40 percent... bringing county schools nearly 300-thousand dollars a year.
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[SOT 8:15:39 - 52]

((RICHARD FLORA/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOLS: IT SUBSIDIZES WHAT THE SCHOOL BOARD CAN'T AFFORD TO GIVE THE SCHOOLS. IT PAYS FOR COPIERS, IT PAYS FOR PROGRAMS, IT'S A BIG CHUNK OF THE HIGH SCHOOL AND THE MIDDLE SCHOOL'S BUDGET.))
[RUNS= :13]

[Shots of her on Vending 2 tape, TC 8:11:00]
Nutrition specialist Donna Proctor says the vending machines are a good option for schools to make money, but not necessarily a good influence.
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[SOT 8:08:45 - 8:09:04]

((DONNA PROCTOR/NUTRITIONIST: SHOULD WE BE A PART OF THAT AS COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS OR EDUCATORS? I DON'T KNOW. THAT'S A REAL MORAL DILEMMA. I THINK WE JUST HAVE TO PROVIDE HEALTHY OPTIONS TO THE KIDS IN ADDITION TO THOSE THINGS THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BUY ANYWAY.))
[RUNS= :19]

[Shot of girls buying Cokes would be good here on School-Vending TC 10:36:40]
No matter who the victors are in the cola wars, the schools say they'll be on the winning side.
MJN7, Roanoke County.))


[Black#3]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=5-00-13 tc 1:40:16]
[GRAPHIC=Earnhardt Obit]


An update on a story News 7 brought you earlier in the month.
Madison Height's singer John Sines Junior's musical tribute to Dale Earnhardt is tops on radio stations' request lists so the music company is pushing up the single's release date to stores.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound music]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/March 14;]
The single "Black # 3" is hitting the stores on April 17th. It has been added to Sines' current CD "John Sines Jr."



The updated CD will have a banner across it that says, "Includes the Black # 3."
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[Take FS Graphic]
You can make advance credit card orders for the John Sines CD by going to his web page. For a direct link .. go to our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com .. and click the "Webwatch" icon.
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[Sports-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports extra #3]
[GRAPHIC=NRV Speedway]


The green flag drops on the New River Valley Speedway's track season on April seventh.
Fans will notice several changes when they had back to the track. Officials say more competition is on the way.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=we have]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Carroll/NRV Speedway;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=to that]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/June 30, 2000;]


Speedway officials say they've always geared their product to families.
But this year they have a little something extra for the children in attendance.
While mom and dad are watching the action, the kids will have a new area all their own.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we have]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=see better]
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[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=six]
[WRITER=MIKE]
[TAPE=none]
[GRAPHIC=BRISTOL]


On to the major league of racing so to speak, Mark Martin has the pole for today's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on the NASCAR circuit.
Sterling Marlin runs from the outside of the front row.
Take a look at the rest of the field.

[Destination-Imagination]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-07 TC 57:11]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Hundreds of Virginia high school students have been put to the test this weekend ... but these have nothing to do with exams or S-O-Ls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

They took part in a program called Destination ImagiNation at Northside High School. Each team of seven students takes months developing a solution to brainteasers. Organizers say the challenge teaches students life skills.
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[SOT 11:27:56]
[IN Q=as an adult]

((SUSAN FRANK/REGIONAL DIRECTOR: AS AN ADULT YOU RUN ACROSS TO MANY LAST MINUTE PROBLEMS, WE WANT THESE KIDS TO NOT BE AFRAID OF ANY CHALLENGE THAT IS PUT IN THEIR PATH, AND THERE'S NO FAILURE ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS FIND A WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Frank/Regional Director]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=is find a way.]
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[VO-NAT]

More than 7-hundred students from 45 schools in Virginia took part in the weekend challenge.
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[Ebert-Picks]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net Siskel and Ebert]
[graphic=none]


Many movie critics say good comedies have been hard to find lately, but Richard Roeper likes a new one.
Here is his dish on "The Dish".
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Richard Roeper/Movie Critic;:00]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=fresh point of view and I'm Richard Roeper]
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


You can see Roeper and Ebert's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station. [2-shot toss to bump]


[Academy-Award]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Academy Awards]


And speaking of movies, fans have been camping out for days not to get into the Academy Awards, but just for the best spot to watch the stars going into the ceremony.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Last minute touches were put on the Shrine Auditorium yesterday for tonight's 73rd Academy Awards.
Golden Oscar statues stand tall along the red carpet and flowers line that prestigious walkway.
The event brings together some of the biggest and brightest names in Hollywood.
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