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Coming up on News 7-
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Four buildings damaged... but tonight Longwood college is looking to the future.
He's not an astronaut so how is this guy going into space? We'll have his story coming up.
And we'll hear from the defending champ from the Greater Greensboro Classic.
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News 7 is next.

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((LONGWOOD HAS RISEN FROM THE ASHES BEFORE AND SHE WILL RISE FROM THE ASHES AGAIN.))
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The fire is out, the school year is over...
Now the question is how long will it take Longwood College to recover.
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Good evening...

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Four buildings on the Farmville campus were ravaged by fire last night.
The semester was just three days from ending when fire broke out.
As Shannon Young reports, the sudden end to the school year and the loss of personal belongings have students struggling to stay positive as they head into the summer.
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Firestone may have recalled many tires- but it's not enough.
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That's the claim from victim's families and consumer groups- They say they won't settle unless the company expands its tire recall.
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((CHRISTINA SAGRISTA/SON KILLED IN ACCIDENT: MY SON CHRISTOPHER LOST A TWIN BROTHER BECAUSE OF FIRESTONE TIRES. I LOST A TWO YEAR OLD BOY MY FAMILIES WORLD HAS BEEN SHATTERED SINCE.))
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It was 1999 when the back tire on Sagrista's Ford Explorer unraveled- killing 2 year old Alex.
The Wilderness 15-inch tire that came apart was not part of the recall- becuase it came from a plant in North Carolina.
Firestone has insisted Decatur Illinois was the only plant that made dysfunctional tires.
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((PEOPLE ARE STILL AT RISK BECUASE THE NON RECALLED TIRES AND THE REPLACEMENT TIRES ARE JUST AS DANGEROUS AS THE RECALLED TIRES.))
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Firestone defends its position, saying: "we believe that the data shows that the August recall was more than adequate to protect the public."
Consumer groups also says ford must share in the blame.
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President Bush made a statement that's turning heads in Washington and a world away in China.
John Roberts explains.
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((President Bush today threw into question 22 years of US policy on Taiwan. Asked if he would use the full force of the US military to defend Taiwan should it be attacked by China, the President said. BUSH "Whatever it took to help Taiwan defend herself". Not in the past four administrations has a president publicly committed American forces to defend Taiwan. The policy HAD been one of 'strategic ambiguity' - only to say that an attack against Taiwan would be a 'grave matter' that would bring 'serious consequences'. Samuel R. Berger/fmr. National Security Advisor the reason for that ambiguity is not to embolden taiwan to declare independence.. which is the most likely way in which China would be provoked to attack taiwan. With ANOTHER political storm building over China - the President rushed to clarify his position. He reaffirmed US support for 'one China' and urged Taiwan not to declare its independence. But Democrats in Congress still heard a dramatic change in US Policy.
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) "Have we given Taiwan a card they wanted all along - which is the capacity to know that no matter what it does, the United States would in fact be there to defend it." The White House maintains there is NO CHANGE in policy. But in a 1999 statement several prominent conservatives urged the US to drop the 'ambiguity' and make a 'clear statement of America's commitment' to Taiwan. Among the signatories were Richard Armitage and Paul Wolfowitz - now the number 2's at the State Department and Pentagon. David Shambaugh/George Washington University.))
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Chinese scholors say they hope the President just misspoke- they say if not, relations with China could be on shaky ground.

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Two Virginia-based defense contractors are merging-- two years after the Clinton administration killed their previous attempt at uniting.
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General Dynamics has bought Newport News Shipbuilding for about two-and a half billion dollars.
With the acquisition, General Dynamics will become the Navy's lone manufacturer of aircraft carriers and submarines.
Company officials say the merger will streamline management of the nation's two nuclear-capable shipyards and save money for the Navy.
The Clinton administration shot down their earlier attempt at a merger, saying it would stifle competition.
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Comair officials and striking pilots are bargaining again.
Federal mediators brought both sides together today for the first negotiations since Comair's pilots went on strike March 26th.
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Comair's 13-hundred pilots walked out after talks broke down over work rules, retirement, job protection and pay.

The Delta-owned airline serves 95 cities including Roanoke, Charlottesville and Richmond.
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Norfolk Southern in creeping out of a profit slump.
In fact, earnings have quadrupled.
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N-S says coal demand is boosting business this quarter.
And it's high natural gas prices that are boosting demand for coal.
The railroad is also spending less... thanks to the latest restructuring plan.
C-E-O David Goode says he's encouraged by the progress, considering the poor market climate.
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The man suspected of killing a Hooter's waitress about three months ago decided to forgo a preliminary hearing.
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Christopher Haynes was arrested in February and has been in the city jail.
The 26-year old Army enlisted man met Tina Foster when he and his buddies stopped at Hooter's for lunch while in town on funeral detail.
The two exchanged phone numbers and she apparently agreed to a private photo shoot that night. Her body was found about a week later.
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Haynes waved his right today to hear a preliminary presentation of the evidence against him. He'll most likely be indicted next month.
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It was once housed Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
Now a Southside museum is getting a much needed makeover.
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And with only one wheel and one engine, an emergency landing creates tense moments at a Florida airport.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with golfers dream as we check in on today's action at Greensboro Chrysler Classic and talk with PGA legend Charlie Sifford. Plus, the Tech linksters are limbering up for the Big East tournament. We'll also see how the Avalanche closed out its homestand with Potomac and get some kicks in the Roanoke Valley distri

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An emergency landing caught on tape today- the plane was on its way in for a landing in Florida-
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with only one wheel. The pilot of the twin engine plane radioed to say his landing gear was stuck.
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((YES.. HE'S GONNA... ENGINES OFF... SILENCE AS PLANE LANDS WITH ONE WHEEL.))
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The pilot circled the airport to dump fuel before bringing the plane in for a landing- still though they was danger for fire.
Once the plane came to a stop the pilot and the only passenger on board ran out quickly getting away from the plane.
Obviously the two are relieved.... hugging each other after a scary ordeal.
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Another story of people escaping disaster-
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This comes from Santa Fe, New Mexico where a natural gas explosion rocked a building-
The blast did major damage and injured two women- but amazingly they survived.
Rescue workers had to free one of the women who was trapped in the debris.
She's in fair condition.
The other woman is suffering from burns
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The Science Museum of Western Virginia will soon have a new person in charge.
Ken Schutz says it was a difficult decision to leave the Museum, but the organization's executive director says he believes the time is right for new leadership.
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This week, Schutz announced he will leave Roanoke at the end of May to become executive director of the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.
He says the possible loss of state funding played a role in his decision. So did the need for a leader who could commit to the next stage of the museum's development.
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The Desert Botanical Garden has an endowment, and it enjoys strong attendance and retail revenues. It does not receive any public funds
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Meanwhile a facelift for a southside Muesum that attracted the likes of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and thousands of less famous visitors.
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Major renovation is underway to restore and replace part of Danville's Museum of Fine Arts and History.
Workers are re-doing rooms, and replacing electric wiring as well as the ventilation system.
The museum has been closed to the public since February and should re-open by mid-June.
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((LYNNE BJARNESEN/DIRECTOR: THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUR CHANDELIERS CLEANED, DO SOME CLEANING, AND ADD NEW CARPETING AND THAT SORT OF THING. SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT.))
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The building is more than 150 years old.
It's famous, because it's where Jefferson Davis wrote his last official proclamation as president of the Confederate States of America.
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He wants to boldly go where no tourist has gone before.
Still ahead on News 7, hear from the man reportedly willing to pay a 20-million dollar price tag for a trip to space.
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And law enforcement officers lose control... on purpose.
Find out how the skid-car could save lives.
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[Skid-Car]


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Even though it's Spring, law enforcement trainees learned to drive on icy roads in the New River Valley today.
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The skid car system attached to this car simulates dangerous weather conditions by altering the tires grip on the road.
Officials hope teaching officers to drive defensively will lower the number of accidents on the job.
The system is computerized but feels real in the driver's seat.
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The system cost the New River Criminal Justice Academy 40-thousand dollars in grant money.
It is one of only four in the state.
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One man did not have to use his frequent flier miles for his next trip- He just put down a reported 20-million dollars.
His destination: space.
Gretchen Carlson reports.
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((Even though he looks like one, Dennis Tito is not a professional astronaut, but it was his bank account that was big enough to buy himself a ticket into space. On Saturday, the California engineer -- who made a fortune managing investment funds - will board a Russian spacecraft and take a trip to the international space station. It s a chance of a lifetime for the adventurous multi-millionaire.
A lot of pasta I cook that and then I have a lot of canned soup. To prepare for the journey, Tito has lived a much more meager lifestyle for the past year - even cooking for himself in this Russian apartment. While reports claim Tito has paid 20 million dollars to the Russians for the trip into space - Tito isn't talking. Dennis Tito - First Space Tourist That is a question that I never answer it s confidential. While the cash-strapped Russian space program is looking forward to cashing in on Tito s millions - NASA is more concerned about the safety of a civilian in space. Michael Haas - NASA Space Station Administrator He s not trained in the American side and just to protect him and to protect the assets of the US and the other partners we think it s best he has supervision while he s in those components of the space station. But Tito says he s prepared. I'm actually getting more excited about the future as far as opening up space to private citizens." But don t expect that to happen any time soon. NASA says it has no immediate plans to deal with tourists in space. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.))

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Avs highlights, RVD soccer, and lots of golf from Virginia Tech and the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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Newly crowned heavyweight champ Hasim Rahman and his family were honored today in Baltimore with such a parade. The motorcade was moving along fine until one of the cars was struck by a taxi. The collision sent Rahman and his family flying out of the car onto the pavement. Rahman suffered cuts on his elbows. His wife and two kids also escaped serious injury.
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The Salem Avalanche closed out its 3 game series with Potomac last night by losing to the Cannons 2-to-0 at Salem Memorial.
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It was another gorgeous evening in Salem as the Avs looked to extend their winning streak to 5. But it was not to be tonight as highly touted pitcher Chin -Hue-Tsao (CHIN WEE SOW) gets a little too wild and the Cannons would cash in as the wild pitch sends a run home and it's one-to-nothing in the 4th. The Cannons Charles Williams would later hit a fly ball to center field. Choo Freeman can't come up with the catch. One run crosses the plate, but the second is cut down trying to score.
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But Potomac wins it 2-to-nothing. Salem now hits the road for the next 7 days
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In high school soccer, Patrick Henry and William Fleming hooked up in a Roanoke Valley District contest yesterday evening.
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The Patriots were coming off a tough loss to Cave Spring and looked to rebound against the Colonels at Rivers Edge.

In the first half, watch the Patriots Donny Smith find the back of the net on this shot to make it 1-nothing PH. Smith, who is headed to Wake Forest on a scholarship, would have a big night.
Patrick Henry would make the count 2-nothing when Goran Koric (go-RAN cor-ic)
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scores from in close and the first half would end with the Patriots up by a pair of goals.
The second half started with yet another PH goal, Smith is gonna put the ball in the far corner to make it 3-zip Patriots and they down Fleming 5-nothing. PH improves to 3 and 1 in the district and 4-2 and 1 overall.
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The PGA tour's in North Carolina this week at the Forest Oaks Country Club. This is the 63rd year of the tournament in Greensboro. Roy Stanley and photographer Dennis Brown have some of the highlights from yesterday's Celebrity Pro-am and a few words from defending champ Hal Sutton.
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As Roy mentioned briefly at the top of his story, the Greensboro Chrysler Classic took time out yesterday to recognize North Carolina's own Charlie Sifford, the man many consider to be the Jackie Robinson of golf.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Sifford was honored yesterday afternoon before he teed off as he was presented with a key to the city. Back in 1961 when he broke the color barrier and played the GGO - he was the first round leader and finished the tournament in fourth place. However, since then he has seen more than his share of changes in the game of golf.
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The Tech golf team is the top seed at this weekend's Big East Tournament in Rhode Island.
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The 2001 Hokies have won more tournaments, five this season, than any other Tech Golf team.
The Hokies are ranked 18th in the Golfweek- Sagarin poll and 22nd in the Mastercard Poll.
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