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Coming up on News 7-
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The latest on the search for the men who allegedly shot and wounded a local taxi cab driver. China and the U-S blame each other for today's collision of military planes over the South China Sea. And, hundreds satisfy their sweet tooth at the Roanoke civic center.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.


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A taxi driver is shot in Roanoke this morning, police are still looking for the suspects...
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good Evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Taxi-Shooting]


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A driver for Yellow Cab in Roanoke was shot and wounded early this morning. It happened around 5:30 outside an apartment complex in the Northwest section of the city. Tonight the cab driver, 30 year old John Powers of Salem, is at Duke Medical Center where he underwent surgery. Kate Weidaw spoke with co-workers of Powers who say incidents like this one are rare.
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The call for a taxi came in at five in the morning. Dispatchers asked John Powers to pick up two men at the Salem View Apartments on Panorama Avenue. The pair allegedly asked Powers to take them to West Side Boulevard. But, when they were behind the apartment building, officials say the two men demanded money, shot out the two way radio, and then shot Powers once in the back. The pair then fled the scene. Neighbors in the apartment building called police after they heard a horn blowing for several minutes.
Yellow cab drivers like Eddie Sutton say the night shift can be a dangerous time to work, you just have to be careful.



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((EDDIE SUTTON: I RUN ANY WHERE ANYTIME NIGHT OF DAY AND AT LEAST CHECK OUT THE SITUATION IF IT DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT THEN I LEAVE IT ALONE.))
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Sutton says if someone tries to steal his money chances are they won't get away with much.

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((EDDIE SUTTON: I USUALLY CARRY ONLY 20 OR 30 DOLLARS ON ME ANYTIME I GET UP TO A CERTAIN AMOUNT IF I'M BY THE OFFICE I STICK IT IN MY CAR.))
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But Sutton believes this shooting will make drivers more cautious at night.

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((EDDIE SUTTON: I KNOW EVERYBODY SAYS IT WON'T HAPPEN TO ME WELL THAT'S WHAT I USED TO THINK UNTIL THIS HAPPENED IT WILL MAKE ME A LITTLE MORE APPREHENSIVE BUT I'LL KEEP ON DOING WHAT I'M DOING.))
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Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))
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So far, there is no word on Powers condition.



[China-Plane]


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China says the U-S is to blame for today's collision of military planes. No so says a top American Navy officer. Teri Okita reports.
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((
U.S.-CHINESE RELATIONS ARE NOW ON EVEN SHAKIER GROUND, AS AMERICAN LEADERS ANXIOUSLY AWAIT THE RETURN OF A DOWNED NAVY SPY PLANE AND ITS 24 CREW MEMBERS.
U-S OFFICIALS SAY AN EP-3 PATROL AIRCRAFT -- LIKE THIS ONE -- WAS ON A ROUTINE SURVEILLANCE MISSION OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ... WHEN IT BRUSHED ONE OF TWO CHINESE FIGHTER JETS SENT TO INTERCEPT IT.

SOT: Admiral Dennis Blair/Chief of US Pacific Command


THE DAMAGED U-S PLANE MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON THE ISLAND OF HAINAN
(HIGH-NON) IN SOUTHERN CHINA.


Blair
CHINA SAYS ITS FIGHTER JET CRASHED AFTER THE COLLISSION, AND THAT THE PILOT IS NOW MISSING.
ACCORDING TO CHINESE OFFICIALS, THE U.S. PLANE ENTERED CHINA'S AIRSPACE ... AND THEN LANDED IN HAINAN WITHOUT PERMISSION.
THE EP-3 CONTAINS SENSITIVE EAVESDROPPING EQUIPMENT. U.S. LAWMAKERS NOW WORRY ABOUT IT GETTING INTO THE WRONG HANDS.

SOT: SEN. JON MCCAIN/R-ARIZONA

"This could have some repercussions. I hope the Chinese will help us repair the airplane and get it off that island very soon and move forward."
PRESIDENT BUSH ARRIVED BACK AT THE WHITE HOUSE FROM CAMP DAVID TODAY, WHERE HE'S NOW MONITORING THE TALKS. ))

[Toss-2-Robin] Teresa tosses to Leo in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [04/01/2001] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

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Earlier today-- there was severe weather but fortunately it traveled to the South. One area hit hard was in Davidson County, North Carolina where 60 mile per hour winds toppled trees and power lines. Leonard Simpson has the story.
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[Milosevic]


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President Bush is praising the arrest of Slobodan Milosevic. The former Yugoslav president, who faces corruption charges, was taken into custody following a 26 hour standoff with police.
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Today Milosevic proclaimed his innocence before a judge. On the streets-- there was no celebration and no sign of sympathy either.
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((THAT'S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE. I THINK IT'S GOOD. YES. OF COURSE. WE HATE HIM. HE DESTROYED OUR LIVES. AND HE SHOULD BE IN JAIL.))
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The U-N War Crimes Tribunal expects to bring Milosevic to trial before the year ends.
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[Sisisky-Funeral]


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Nearly one thousand people gathered in Richmond today to pay their respects to long time Congressman Norman Sisisky.
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The Democrat died Thursday, just days after undergoing lung cancer surgery.
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Sisisky served a district that ran from just west of Richmond to Hampton Roads and points south for 19- years.
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((GEORGE ALLEN: NORM WAS JUST A GREAT MAN, GOOD BUSINESS SENSE, BUT TRULY JUST AN EXUBERANCE FOR LIFE, A PASSION FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA AND I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS SMILING EYES AND HE JUST HAD THIS BIG, DEEP LAUGH.))
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Sisisky was one of four Democrats remaining in Virginia's eleven member House delegation in Washington.
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Coming up, it was a chocolate lover's dream at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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and some changes are in store for Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest. Shannon Young will have details in just a few minutes.
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[Hogan]


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A Southside man is throwing his hat into the political ring. Delegate Ted Bennett of Halifax is planning to retire at the end of the year. Today Republican Clarke Hogan told a crowd at the Halifax County courthouse he'd like to fill the vacancy. Hogan lives in South Boston and manages Ontario Hardwood.

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A local church has a new place to call home.
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On Tuesday-- the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to sell a 38- acre plot of land to the Christian Life Fellowship Church near Glenvar. The former Lloyd property is located near the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem.
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((BUTCH CHURCH/CATAWBA SUPERVISOR: IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE TO MAKE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE OFFER FROM THE CHRISTIAN LIFE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH MINISTRIES AND WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. DAVID TUELL/PASTOR: I THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND I WOULDN'T HAVE YOU GUYS JOB FOR ANYTHING IN THE WORLD. I'LL TAKE MINE THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. ))
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The church purchased the property for 984- thousand dollars.
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[Census-Hispanic]


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Virginia's Hispanic population is growing rapidly, especially in the northern part of the state.
the statewide Hispanic population grew about 106 percent in the nineties, with Fairfax County having the highest percentage of growth.
Officials say a healthy economy fueled by the federal government and high-tech industry, proves attractive to the hispanic population. The Hispanic Committee of Virginia is devoted to improving the quality of life for Hispanics.
The organization offers job training, legal advice and English courses.

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The NASCAR circuit makes the trek from Texas to Martinsville this week,
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and Dale Jarrett raced away from the pack today to take the checkered flag. Steve Mason will have all the highlights coming up in just a few minutes.
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[Chocolate-Festival]


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It's described by some as a chocolate lovers paradise.
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Table after table of gourmet goodies lined the Roanoke Civic Center for the annual Chocolate Festival. Restaurants from across the valley baked up their special chocolate recipes from cakes with rich chocolate frosting to creamy fudge as well as all kinds of other goodies for those with a sweet tooth.
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((JENNIFER PATTON: REALLY SWEET STUFF, VERY RICH BUT GOOD.))
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For those who had their fill of eating sweets there were other activities like the cake walk .... a contest where if you land on the right number when the music stops you got to take home a free chocolate cake. If you tried to get into the festival and were turned away, that's because it was sold out. 15-hundred people attended the event. All of the proceeds will go to Center in the Square.
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[Poplar-Forest]


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Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest is now open for the season... and even if you've been there before - some changes are in store. Shannon Young shows us what's new at the Bedford County home in this week's Time Off.
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((Spring cleaning at Poplar Forest this year has a decidedly dirty side. That's because of construction going on the east side of Thomas Jefferson's second home. The Poplar Forest Foundation is working to restore the house to Jefferson's original design.
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((This January, it was very exciting. The Masons were able to put down the first bricks for the restored wing of service rooms and that's what visitors can see when they visit this year. They can see an actual Jeffersonian construction project in progress.))
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The work is slow going, as has been most of the restoration. The octagonal building served as a private home until the mid-1980's. Since then, workers have raised the windows, rebuilt the roof, replaced the flooring systems and stripped the walls. But Jefferson's original structure remains.
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((When it came to his own buildings he built with brick because, he said, it would endure. Fortunately, he was correct.))
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In an era when most Virginia buildings were constructed of wood, brick wasn't Jefferson's only break with tradition. He also took liberties with the ancient Roman architecture he typically adhered to.
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[IN Q=You can see, for UVA...]

((You can see, for UVA, the state capitol, even at Monticello, he felt constrained in what he could do. Here, this was his place. What he wanted to do in terms of architectural design he was free to do.))
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Jefferson's goal was to design a place where he felt at home, where he could escape from his public persona and the hoards of people who visited at Monticello.
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((This was a place for Jefferson to come be by himself and pursue his favorite activities which, as his granddaughter said, were to read, to write and to think.))
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But now, visitors are encouraged to stop by for a tour of the home, the grounds and an early peak at what's shaping up to be the spring-time rebirth of Jefferson's dream. Shannon Young, News 7, Bedford County.))

[Almanac]


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No fools, April has started with its standard showers. Here's Jacey Birch telling us what we can expect from the month that eventually will lead to May flowers.
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[WIPE INTO WEATHER PRO][S-Women]


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We start with the NCAA women's basketball national championship game between Purdue and Noret dame and in this one it wasn't the luck of the Irish. It was Ruth Riley's free throws.
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Notre Dame is the N-C-A-A women's basketball champions for the first time in school history as the Irish down Purdue 68-66 in an all Indiana college finals. Riley drained two free throws with five-point-eight seconds remaining in the win over Purdue.
Riley was named the Final Four's most outstanding player.
[SUPER=33-Notre Dame/68/Purdue/66;]The outcome was in doubt until Katie Douglas missed an 18-foot jumper near the buzze

r. Douglas and the Boilermakers fell one victory short of winning their second national championship in three seasons.
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[S-Finals]


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Duke and Arizona are just a few hours away from the men's basketball national championship game. After two physically and mentally demanding final four wins, both sides turned their focus to the title game.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Krzyzewski/Duke Head Coach; :00]
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[S-Sixers]


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Plenty of NBA action to check out, we start in the City of Brotherly Love.
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Isah Thomas and his Indiana Pacers would get no love from the host 76ers as Philly and the answer Alan Iverson would put on a show. Iverson steps back and rips rope from three point land, his 17th point of the second quarter made it 36-
24 Sixers in the second. Iverson [SUPER=32-Philadelphia/104/Indiana/93;]would finish with 37 points.


Austin Croshere of Indiana drives hard here and nails Dikembe Motumbo in the gut, he would leave the game with a stomach bruise, he returned and his 76ers top the Pacers 104 to 93.
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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Portland, OR/Timberwolves vs. Trailblazers; :00]
In Portland, the Trailbazers hosted Minnesota. Damon Stoudlemire is gonna hook up with Rasheed Wallace on the one

handed all oop slam on this play.
Then, Scottie Pippen showing he still has game, hitting the pull up jumper with a defender right on him, 17-10 Min
nesota still out in front.
[SUPER=32-Minnesota/99/Portland/95;]Then, Wally Zerbiak benefits from Wallace's mishandle of the rock, gathers the loos

e ball and puts it in.
Terrell Brandon gives Minnesota the double digit lead with the break away lay up, Timberwolves win 99 to 95
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That'll do it for now...

[S-Race]


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Kurt Busch, Dave Blaney and Kevin Harvick, all new Winston Cup drivers who finished the Harrah's 500 in the top 10. But veteran driver Dale Jarrett beat them all and Steve park once again, to win his second race of the season, taking the checkered flag at Texas Motor Speedway.
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[SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX/FOX; :00]


The Winston Cup cars brought out the first caution on lap four when Michael Waltrip spins out and hits the wall.


The fourth caution would come out when Casey Atwood and Joe Nemechek get together off turn two. Ward Burton is also caught up in the mess.
Elliott Sadler was on the move before getting loose and going up into the wall with 22 laps left in the race.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the lead late. But on the last pit stop of the day, he went in first, took on four tires and came out ninth and the pole sitter would finish 8th.
With seven laps to go, Jarrett passes Jonny Benson and beats Steve Park to become the first repeat winner of the season.
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Park was second followed by Johnny Benson, Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon in 5th. Dave Blaney started 43rd and finished 4th! Kevin Harvick was 7th, Stacy Compton 15th, Elliott Sadler 16th, Jeff Burton 19th and brother ward 21st.


[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express playoff schedule for the first round is set. Roanoke will open the best of five series with the Toledo Storm in Toledo next Friday night. Then Roanoke will play again on the road at Toledo Saturday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Then the Express returns to the Round House the following Friday and Saturday nights to play the Storm. The Express will practice at the Ice Staion MOnday, Tuesday and Wednsday of the week before leaving for Toledo Wednesday night. Roanoke is 3 and 1 against the Storm this season but playing at Toledo is tough.
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[S-Score]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Memphis, TN/TNN; :00]


One XFL note. The Memphis Maniacs were winners thanks in part to former Virginia Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller. Here he hits Charlie Jordan on a 22 yard TD passfor a 6-nothing lead over the Extreme.
In the fourth quarter, Druck hit Darryl Hobbs on a 30 yard strike and the Memphis Manix take this one 27-12.
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[S-Baseball]


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Major League baseball began the season yesterday with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Puerto Rico/ESPN; :00]

The game was played in Puerto Rico and Roberto Clemente's widow Vera would throw out the first pitch.
Former Salem Buccaneer and now Blue Jay pitcher Estaban Loaiza throws a strike to start the season.
The 250 million dollar man, Alex Rodriquez, gets a basehit in his first at bat as Ranger
But A-Rod had three miscues in the field, however on at least one of them he slipped.
[SUPER=35-Toronto/8/Texas/1;]Toronto would exploit the ranger suspect pitching, in the bottom of the fourth, Tony Ba

ttista connects on a two run homer and the Blue Jays down the Rangers 8-1.
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That'll do it...[S-Golf]


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Scott McCarron won the BellSouth Classic in Georgia today
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Duluth, GA; :]

McCarron closed with a one over par 73 and that was enough for his first P-G-A victory since the 1997 BellSouth Classic.
He posts a three-shot win over Canadian Mike Weir who shot a final-round 4-under-par 67, the day's best score. Phil Mickelson tied for third with Chris Smith and Dennis Paulson at 4-under, one shot ahead of Chris DiMarco.
[SUPER=03-St. Augustine, FL;]

Andy North and Jim Colbert successfully defended their Legends of Golf title. They held off David Graham and Bruce Flei(------------) sher by three strokes today. North and Colbert shot a 7-under-par 65 in the best-ball tournament.