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Danville police are investigating a murder--
Authorities say a man's body was discovered overnight in a hotel room on Riverside Drive.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a school field trip to Canada turns fatal for a group of students from Massachusetts.
Details, coming up.
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A cool start to the day but it will end up about 10 degrees above normal....I'll have you forecast....
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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News 7 at noon is next-- stick around.

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[Inn-Keeper]


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Danville Police are investigating a murder that happened at an area hotel.
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Police responded to the Inn Keeper on Riverside Drive just before one this morning.
They found the body of a 46 year old white male in one of the rooms.
The name of the victim is being witheld pending notification of next of kin.
The body will be sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.
There are no suspects at this time and police continue to investigate it as a homicide.
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[County-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Roanoke County authorities have confirmed the identity of a skeletonized body found yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday]

A teenager walking through the woods discovered the body of Joseph Lockhart, who was reported missing on July 6-th of 1998. Police found the body lying next to the passenger door of his Buick. Friends of Lockhart say he was a World War two veteran who managed several hotels in the Roanoke Valley.
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[Canada-Bus]


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A tour bus carrying children from a Massachusettts Middle School crashed in Canada today-- killing at least four people.
Dozens of others are injured.
They'd made the trip to Canada for a band concert.
Aleen (sirh-GHAN-ee) Sirgany has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Sgt. Dave Brown/Royal Canadian Mounted Police;]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Mountain/Parent;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting;]
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((

(LOCATOR: SUSSEX, NEW BRUNSWICK)


THE BUS... LOADED WITH BOSTON AREA STUDENTS WAS HEADING TO A HALIFAX MUSIC FESTIVAL... WHEN IT FLIPPED ON ITS SIDE VERY EARLY THIS MORNING. MOST ONBOARD WERE STILL SOUND ASLEEP. THE DRIVER APPARENTLY LOST CONTROL ON A HIGHWAY RAMP... POLICE BELIEVE HE MAY HAVE BEEN LOST.

SOT: SGT. DAVE BROWN/ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

"THERE APPEARS THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION AS TO WHICH RAMP WAS TO BE TAKEN."
THE 42 STUDENTS AND 6 CHAPERONES FROM OAK HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL IN NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS WERE SCHEDULED TO PARTICIPATE IN A BAND FESTIVAL OVER THE WEEKEND. IN ADDITION TO THE FATALITIES, ABOUT 20 STUDENTS WERE TAKEN TO LOCAL HOSPITALS.

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IN NEWTON, PARENTS RACED TO THE SCHOOL TO FIND OUT IF THEIR KIDS WERE OKAY. THIS PARENT RECEIVED A FIRST HAND ACCOUNT FROM HIS SON.

SOT: THOMAS MOUNTAIN/PARENT

"IT JUST TIPPED OVER, HE DOESN'T KNOW ANY DETAILS ASIDE FROM THE FACT THAT IT TIPPED OVER AND THEN SUDDENLY THERE WERE AMBULANCES AND FIRE TRUCKS ALL AROUND AND THEY WERE TAKING A BUNCH OF KIDS HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE."
THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE HAVE AN ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION TEAM AT THE SCENE OF THE CRASH. SO FAR THERE'S NO WORD ON WHEN THEIR INVESTIGATION WILL CONCLUDE.
ALEEN SIRGANY... CBS NEWS. ))

[Train-Ax]


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A collision between a freight train and a semi tractor- trailer is captured on amateur video.
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The accident happened last night in a Chicago suburb.
Five people were taken to the hospital with injuries when the train slammed into the back of a semi sitting on the tracks.
The train's engineer apparently could not stop the train in time.
The force of the crash sent the semi into traffic, causing a chain- reaction wreck.
Police say the truck driver is to blame.
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[11Jefferson-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A local high school is shutting down for a week while officials test for a type of mold in the air.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Jefferson Forest High School in Bedford County will undergo air quality tests and studies.
Preliminary tests indicate that several classrooms had high level of stachybotrys(stack-ee-bought-ris).
It's a mold that can cause allergic reactions in some people such as respiratory and mucous irritation.
The decision to close was prompted by complaints filed with federal health and safety officials earlier this month.
Officials say the combination of leaky roofs and high humidity is the cause for the growth of the mold.
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[11Boty-Budget]


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Meanwhile members of Boutetourt County's Board of Supervisors says residents should not blame them for cuts in the county's budget. They say residents should focus their attention on law makers in Richmond.
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They are coming under fire from parents and teachers for not granting schools their entire budget request.
But today supervisors said they are doing as much as they can without raising taxes.
They're hopeful the budget standoff in Richmond will end soon.
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((WANDA WINGO/BOTETOURT CO. SUPERVISORS: WE ARE COUNTING ON THE STATE COMING THROUGH. IF THAT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN, THEN WE ARE WILLING TO REVISIT THE BUDGET AGAIN AND SEE IF WE NEED TO DELAY PROJECTS SUCH AS THE LIBRARY.))
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The county's budget itself was approved.
A resolution to take money away from the county's library project and give it to schools was instead quickly voted down.
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The state's budget problems are also hitting Roanoke City school teachers in the wallet.
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The city School Board has approved a two percent average pay increase for employees, less than administrators had hoped.
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[IN Q=The revenues from the state are way down]

((THE REVENUES FROM THE STATE ARE WAY DOWN. WE HAVE ABOUT 3.3 MILLION DOLLARS LESS THIS YEAR FROM THE STATE THAN WE'VE HAD IN EACH OF THE PAST SEVEN YEARS. SO IT'S A FISCAL DOWNTURN THAT HAS AFFECTED US GREATLY.))
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In a Thursday meeting with city council, school board members requested additional funds if they become available. [tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


At least ten people are dead following a coal mine collapse in Colombia. We'll have the details after the break,
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and a doctor who was the subject of a daring rescue talks for the first time about his ordeal at the South Pole.
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[Oxycontin-Bust]


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Authorities in Tazwell County say they have made the state's largest seizure of OxyContin so far. Police seized more than 300 high-dosage tablets of the painkiller in a raid at a Tazewell County home. Steve Allen Shelton is charged with possessing about 100-thousand dollars worth of the prescription drug with intent to distribute. Shelton is being held without bond.

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A coal mine collapse in northern Colombia has killed more than a dozen workers.
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[SUPER=03-Near Cucuta, Colombia;]


Authorities say a gas explosion may have led to the collapse.
They suspect that a worker turned on a helmet- mounted flashlight, triggering a spark that ignited the natural gases in the mine.
The blast occurred about 300 miles northeast of the Colombian capital of Bogota.
Authorities have already recovered 10 bodies, but are still digging in hopes of saving workers still trapped in the rubble.
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[South-Pole]


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A successful end to the dangerous rescue mission from the South Pole--
The ailing American doctor is now in Southern Chile.
Jack Renaud reports.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch will have some suggestions on how to use the fresh fruits and vegetables from your gardens,
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and then a little later, we'll tell you why a group of college students say they've learned some important life lessons from the campus dog.
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Our descendants will uncover an un-usual time capsule about a thousand years from now.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The "New York Times" unveiled its futuristic- looking "Times Capsule 3000 yesterday.
It's full of items from the turn of the century, that is, right now.
And it's to be opened in the year 3000.
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((STEPHEN MIHM/NY TIMES PROJECT EDITOR: PEOPLE WANTED TO PUT CANS OF SPAM IN-- Reporter: Didn't make it? MIHM: DIDN'T MAKE IT. ))
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Inside are books from Doctor Seuss and Betty Crocker.
The capsule also includes Beanie Babies, hair samples from various people around the world, and of course, a cellphone.
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[Growin-It]


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***KIMBERLY TOSSES TO SPONSORSHIP OPEN**** ****GROWIN IT OPEN****
[ANCHOR=LEO]
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Most times when on our Growin It series, we tell you how to grow some great flowers and produce. But on today's edition, Jacey Birch tells us how to use it.
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****GROWIN IT CLOSE****
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Coming up next on the newscast, a Virginia basketball star disappoints colleges across the nation,
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and we'll see if Brandi Bailey and the Northside Vikings can continue to dominate the Blue Ridge District.
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The Lynchburg Hillcats returned home last night and took care of business against Kinston.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Kinston vs. Lynchburg; :00]

There was enough action last night at Merritt Hutchinson stadium to make anyone dizzy including this young man. The Hillcats put Jason Baker on the hill last night, and he got some nice support from his defense.
In the top of the second, the hit goes to short-stop Jay Langston. He covers second, and makes the nice double- play throw to first to end the inning. Later in the second, Jose Castillo on first for Lynchburg. He makes it safely to second on the steal.
[SUPER=37-Kinston/2/Lynchburg/4;]

Then two batters later, outfielder B.J. Barns rips this one to right field. Castillo scores from third, and the Cats go up 4-0 to Kinston in the second inning, and win it 4-to-2.
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The Vikings of Northside High School continued their domination of the softball diamond last night as they took on the Salem Spartans in a key Blue Ridge district showdown.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Northside vs. Salem; :00]

Earlier this week Brandy Bailey was named the national high school softball player of the week. She came in with five no-hitters on the season, and got plenty of run support with 2 in the first. Then in the second, Jamie Walthall hits one over the second baseman's head, and Ashton Layman scores. It's 3-to-nothing. The Vikes would push the lead to 4-to-nothing, and then make it 4-to-zip in the third. Corrie Fertillo hits a line drive to center field to drive home Christie Gauldin.
[SUPER=34-Northside/5/Salem/0;]

Northside beats Salem 5-to-nothing to stay unbeaten on the season. As for Bailey - she gives up 3 hits, and strikes out a dozen.
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The temptation of the NBA was too much for the big man from the Mouth of Wilson.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

Yesterday afternoon Oak Hill Academy superstar center Sagana Diop announced that he is heading straight to the NBA. Diop averaged 14 points, 13 rebounds and 8 blocks per game this season, but many who saw him play felt like he wasn't ready for the NBA. Still, the native of Senegal will without question be a first round pick in the June draft. In making this decision, he disappoints UVa, Carolina and Ga. Tech.
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((STEVE SMITH:))
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[Sniper]


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There's been a deadly shooting episode in Hollywood, Florida within the last hour.
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Officials say a sniper fired a pistol from an apartment building -- killing at least one person and then exchanging fire with police, before he was shot to death.
Police say two others were also shot by the sniper -- including a woman believed to be pregnant.
T-V cameras on helicopters showed one wounded person being dragged away by police.
While have more on this story on News 7 at 5.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A mural meant to bring fans of Dale Earnhardt together is dividing the artist and the man who commissioned the work.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Whitey Taylor hired Tony Tyler to paint the 60-foot tall mural at the Franklin County Speedway in Earnhardt's honor .

After working half a day last week Tyler says he was paid one quarter of the fee he and Taylor had agreed upon. Taylor says he didn't pay the whole price because Tyler needed to fix part of the painting.
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[IN Q=He said Dale Earnhardt...]
[SUPER=01-Whitey Taylor/Owner, Franklin Co. Speedway;]
[SUPER=01-Tony Tyler/Artist;]

((WHITEY TAYLOR/OWNER, FRANKLIN CO. SPEEDWAY: HE SAID DALE EARNHARDT DIDN'T MEAN ANYTHING TO HIM AND HE DIDN'T KNOW WHO HE WAS. BUT DALE EARNHARDT DOES MEAN A LOT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. HE MEANS A LOT TO ME. I WANT IT RIGHT.))
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((TONY TYLER/ARTIST: I FINISHED A COMPLETE MURRAL WHICH WAS 60-FEET AND HE HAD MORE THAN ENOUGH TIME TO ACTUALLY STOP ME AND SAY I'D LIKE THIS TO BE CHANGED OR I'D LIKE THAT TO BE CHANGED.))
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The top portion of the mural has been painted over. Taylor says a different artist will re-finish the piece. The artist has contacted an attorney.
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[College-Dog]


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Finally today, the school year is about over for college students across the country. While we are still a long way off from the dog days of summer, EVERY day is a dog day at one Oregon University.
Ray Summers has more.
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[OUT Q=a friendly dog..."pants"]

(( THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL NOTHING SEEMS THE SAME. EXCEPT RILEY IS HERE. AS ALWAYS.

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GETTING GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TO TOSS OR KICK A TENNIS BALL.

SOT
("Riley here it goes.")


RILEY FETCHES.. THIS SIMPLE ACT DONE OVER AND OVER AGAIN... FOR FOUR YEARS.... ENDEARS HIM TO STUDENTS.
IN THE SCHOOL PAPER... ONE SENIOR WRITES.. EVERYTHING I KNOW I LEARNED FROM RILEY THE DOG. INCLUDING DETERMINATION. AND JOY. A DOG PLAYING ON THE QUAD...BEFRIENDS LONELY FRESHMEN AND SOPHISTICATED SENIORS AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN.

SOT
("You have to be as nice as possible to him. Then he knows he can trust

you. Then he knows you won't just take theball and run with it or something like that. Course the hardest part about the whole thing is touching the ball.")
HE SLOBBERS... A FEW GIRLS HESITATE TO TOSS. SOME BOYS CHOOSE THE RIGHT DAY.

SOT
("When the day is nice. When its rainy he smells really bad.")


THROW THEY DO... BUT THIS MAY BE THE LAST... GEORGE FOX BOUGHT THE HOUSE WHERE RILEY LIVES JUNE SMILEY AND RILEY ARE HOUSE HUNTING.

SOT
("Close enough to let him out my door and he can play in his back yard.")


GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY IS RILEY'S BACK YARD AND PERHAPS IT WILL STAY THAT WAY . THIS WEEK THE STUDENTS ARE TOSSING.

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AND RILEY IS CHASING.

SOT
("Go Get it.")


AND WAITING FOR THE NEXT YOUNG MAN OR WOMAN NEEDING... A FRIENDLY DOG. ))
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