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Parents confront school officials for NOT acting sooner in closing Jefferson Forest high school. A live report is coming up on NEWS 7 at six.
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And, find out what a library has to do with Franklin County voters heading to the polls.

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In sports, Virginia Tech is the Big East golf champion, scores and highlights from Major League baseball.
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And the Knicks go up a game on Toronto in their N-B-A championship series.
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This weekend our warm afternoons are changing over to cool nights.
And the new work week moves closer to the "it's hot" level... we've got your 7 day planner coming up. [Video-Open]
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Dozens of parents come forward, claiming their children got sick after coming into contact with a mold called (stack-ee-BAW-tris) stachybotrys...
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Good Evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Jeff-Forest]


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Fears at Jefferson Forest high school in Bedford County are growing faster than the mold found inside of it. Today hundreds of concerned parents gathered for a meeting to ask questions about what they call a dangerous mold.
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That's where we find Jennifer Miele tonight.
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((ROLLCUE:...fears of many parents.))
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[Murder-Plot]


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A Roanoke businessman is accused of trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife. 49-year-old David (News) Neuhs was arrested Friday night at his company D-and-T Trucking. He's charged with conspiring to commit capital murder... after police say he tried to hire someone to kill Teresa Neuhs. She was NOT harmed. David Neuhs will be arraigned tomorrow.

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The race for mayor of Rocky Mount will be decided by area voters on Tuesday -- a year before the race should actually take place. Since Rocky Mount annexed land from Franklin County last year, state law requires new elections. As Richard Lesko reports, this out-of-place race is shaping up to be something out of the ordinary.
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(( [shot of land at pinckard's house]
It all started with a library that has yet to exist.
When Rocky Mount's revitalization group wanted to build a new library, its Mayor said no -- not if it means spending Rocky Mount's money without any contribution from the county. [TC:00:47:15] ((BEN PINCKARD/ROCKY MOUNT MAYOR: IN MY 25 YEARS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT, 18 AS COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE, AND SEVEN ON TOWN COUNCIL, I HAVE NEVER DISAGREED WITH THE EXPENDITURE OF REVENUES AS MUCH AS I DO AND HAVE WITH THE LIBRARY.))
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This issue, Mayor Pinckard says, IS the reason he has an opponent in Tuesday's election.
Oddly enough, his opponent says the library isn't an issue at all. [tc:00:35:23] ((MARK NEWBILL/MAYORAL CANDIDATE: WE ARE LOSING INDUSTRY AND TEXTILE. THE STANDARD REGISTER JUST ANNOUNCED THEY WILL BE CLOSING. I THINK THOSE ARE THINGS THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL NEED TO WORK WITH THE BOARD OS SUPERVISORS, THAT'S WHERE WE NEED TO BE FOCUSED.))
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Newbill says it's joint efforts between the county and the town that will lead the way to a better community.
And that, he says, is something he can do better than it's being done right now. [00:35:44] ((THIS FACILITY RIGHT BEHIND US, THE FARMERS MARKET, WAS A JOINT PROJECT BETWEEN THE COUNTY AND TOWN COUNCIL.))
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But Newbill's age -- 35 -- and his three years on town council are concerns to his critics.
Pinckard says Newbill's lack of experience will hurt a town that is already facing growing pains amounting to millions of dollars of debt. [00:53:11] ((BEN PINCKARD/ROCKY MOUNT MAYOR: I AM WILLING TO SPEND FUNDS IF THERE IS A JUST CAUSE AND REASONABLE RESULT, AND A PRACTICAL PURPOSE, THEN I'M ALL FOR IT.))
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All of Rocky Mount's seats on Council are up for re-election on Tuesday. [shot of pinckard's dog nat sound of barking??]
Meanwhile, the Mayoral Candidates continue to bark about their differences.
Richard Lesko, News 7, Rocky Mount.))


[Goode-Tobacco]


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Congressman Virgil Goode is pushing legislation that would lift a ban on promoting tobacco overseas.
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Goode and two North Carolina lawmakers want the U-S Department of Agriculture to put some of its money behind tobacco.
The federal government spends up to 90- million dollars a year to help sell almonds, chocolate, Kentucky bourbon, wine and other products overseas. But tobacco is banned from the program.
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Coming up, viewers ring in on backyard wrestling. Some want a local group to "tap" out...
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and Virginia is leading the nation in finding suspects to crimes, through D-N-A. We'll have those stories and more, but first, let's check in with Jacey Birch in the Weather Center.
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A Lynchburg woman is found dead in her home, police there are calling it a homicide. A family member apparently found the body of Karen East yesterday. She served as a secretary to the General Manager of the Lynchburg Hillcats. The team held a moment of silence for East before last night's game. Police say her husband - John Wesley East - violated a protective order as a result of contact between him and his wife Friday.



[Feedback, April 29]


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The viewer mail this week focused on our coverage of an amateur wrestling event in a Roanoke park.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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((A demonstration of what's called "backyard wrestling" in Fallon Park prompted several letters.
One participant (Tommy Custer/Roanoke) slammed our story. "This is not just a bunch of guys trying to hurt themselves, there is love, passion, sweat and tears behind the hard core wrestling. I will admit that some take it too far. We are not one of them and I don't think we should be shown that way."
A professional wrestler (Tommy Boothe/Roanoke) wrote: "It is a shame to see kids around the country attempting to do what us professionals train weeks and months to achieve. While some people think that wrestling is 'fake' and anyone can do it, they are sadly mistaken. It takes a special breed to make it in the professional wrestling business."
A viewer from Roanoke County (Scott Setchel) had a similar opinion. "I think that backyard wrestling is an outrage and a black eye on a 'sport' that is trying to change its image. Hopefully, if more local wrestlers that are trained speak out against it, then maybe we can help keep these young children from getting seriously hurt."
And another viewer (Chris Fyfe/Laurel Fork) said: "These kids think they are having fun? Wait until one of them becomes seriously injured or worse. Let's see how much fun they are having then."
Here's how to write to us at News-7.
Or send a fax.
Or an e-mail.
And our home page has an online forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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Coming up, in college diamond notes, Bridgewater College is going to the Division-Three playoffs...
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and Nascar makes the trip west to California. Roy Stanley will join us with race highlights and more in just a minute.

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[VA-DNA]


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The state of Virginia is tops in the nation when it comes to solving crimes through its D-N-A database.
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Officials say D-N-A taken from felons is averaging one "cold hit" a day. That's the highest rate in the country for connecting someone in the database to a crime scene or for linking two crimes. Virginia's database was set up in 1989 and has D-N-A profiles of about 150-thousand convicted felons.
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[Health-Check]


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In this week's health check, promising news for folks in Craig County. And, a local hospital takes steps to protect its workers from contracting H-I-V and Hepatitis. Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
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(( Radford University is bringing much needed health care to Craig County two days a week.
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Craig County has been without a full time doctor for more than a year now. [tape 500-21, 1:51:48] Also making medical headlines, Montgomery Regional Hospital has implemented a needle-less system to protect its workers from accidental needlesticks.
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With the needle-less system -- the needles are either protected by a shield -- or are blunt --so that that it reduces the risk of health care worker poking him or her self.
Every year more than a thousand health care workers contract Hepatitis C or HIV from needlestick injuries.
That's this weeks health check , I'm Joy Sutton.))

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And coming up in sports, The Winston Cup drivers were in California today the Knicks go one up on the Raptors.
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And it took extra innings but Bridgewater is the ODAC baseball champion.
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The Winston Cup drivers were out west for the NAPA Auto Parts 400 race.
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A special ceremony honoring Dale Earnhardt on his 50-th birthday.
Bobby Labonte started on the pole but he quickly dropped back to 4th place with 235 laps left in the race.
The Man up front at this point was Jimmy Spencer. The Hard charging spencer continued to lead the race with 225 laps to go.
Bobby Labonte gets into a little trouble when his car slides up the track and gets hit in the rear he slides through the infield and back on the track bringing out the first caution of the day.
Rusty Wallace made his move late in the race and he was running up front with just over 50 laps to go.
Then the cars began to go to pit road for a final time taking on tires and gas.
Rusty Wallace would pull away from the field following a caution with 20 laps to go and he takes the checkered flag winning the NAPA Auto Parts 400.
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We'll hear from Rusty and run down the top 5 tonight at 11.




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Bridgewater has earned a spot in the N-C-Double-a division three baseball playoffs.
The Eagles beat Virginia Wesleyan today 5 to 4 in 10 innings.
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The Players line up for the playing of the National Anthem.
Virginia Wesleyan's Jeff Butler hits this double bringing home Ace Purvis and the Marlins took the early lead in the first inning.
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The Eagles tied the game in the 8-th and then in the bottom of the 10-th Todd Lewis hits this single bringing home J.R. Estes who slides home beating the throw and Bridgewater wins the ODAC title 5 to 4 in 10.
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The New York Knicks are up 2 games to 1 on Toronto in their N-B-A playoff series.
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The Raptors hoping to get the advantage with a win at home.
New York would lead most of the third quarter. Mark Jackson's three pointer made it 50 to 45.
But the Raptors would hang tough and when Vince Carter hits this three Toronto trailed by 2.
Toronto cut the lead to 1 late in the fourth quarter but Glenn Rice hits the jumper to make it 75 to 72.
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Then Charlie Ward takes it to the hoop with the left hand and New York gets the 97 to 89 victory.
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[S-Scores]


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Plenty of action in the Major Leagues, N-B-A and N-H-L playoffs. So, lets check some of this afternoons scores.
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Virginia Tech won the Big East golf tournament by 9 strokes. One of the golfers helping Tech to its most successful season ever is freshman Ryan Stinnett from Amherst.
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Playing college golf has been an adjustment for Stinnett.
Stinnett says he was more focused on his individual performance in high school. Now he's learning the team concept of golf.
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[S-Track]


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The Northside Vikings finished 9-th in the boys competition at the Cosmopolitan track meet.
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But the future looks bright for the Vikings. Consider this 12 members of this years team are either freshman or sophomore's.
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The Vikings will now get ready for the distract and State meets.