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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... A beautiful start to your work week - It will be Sunny and Dry today with highs in the mid 70's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in a couple of minutes




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Ferrum College now has one hundred - 19 more alumni -
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The senior class graduated yesterday morning on the front lawn of the college. Mark Warner served as the commencement speaker. The Democratic candidate for Governor told students they can do anything if they set their minds to it.
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((MARK WARNER: IN THE INFORMATION AGE AND INTERNET AGE ANY 21 YEAR OLD OR 81 YEAR OLD WITH A GOOD IDEA CAN GO OUT AND START A NEW BUSINESS, OR WRITE THAT GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL, OR CHANGE THE WORLD.))
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[7-11Mark-Warner]


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 8]

Since Warner is not facing any opposition for the democratic nomination, he's already kicked off his campaign for November's election. But Warner says even though he's getting a head start over the Republicans the race will be tight.
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((MARK WARNER: THIS RACE WILL BE VERY CLOSE I'M UNDER NO ILLUSION OF HOW CLOSE THIS RACE WILL BE IN THE FALL, BUT IF PEOPLE WANT A NEW APPROACH A FISCAL APPROACH....I HOPE THEY GIVE ME A LISTEN.))
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Warner says he's raised 5-point-4 million dollars so far in his bid for governor.
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Limiting prescription drug abuse is the focus of a national task force headed up by Attorney General Mark Earley. The first meeting will be held in Washington today. Earley's primary focus is on the painkiller OxyContin. On Thursday, a state-level task force focused mainly on the OxyContin problem is scheduled to meet for the first time in Abingdon. Medical officials in southwest Virginia say OxyContin has been linked to at least 39 overdose deaths in the past three years.

[7-11Dog-Show]


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Sit and Stay aren't the only tricks dogs can do -
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Jumping hurdles was the name of the game outside the Salem Civic Center this weekend. It's called Dog Agility Trials... and attracts more than 1-hundred dogs who compete by jumping through hurdles and rings.
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((CATHY TINAGILA: THIS IS THE FASTEST GROWING PERFORMANCE EVENT IN THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB IS OVER TAKING THE OBEDIENCE BECAUSE IT'S SO MUCH FUN IT'S LIKE OBEDIENCE ON A PLAYGROUND.))
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Winners of this weekend's competition took home ribbons.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... A pleasant day is in store - go outside and enjoy it. Highs will be in the mid 70's under sunny skies. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up.





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Mother's Day is a day for children to honor those who gave them life and love - but it's a little different for mothers who have suffered the loss of a child. That's why a small group in Roanoke came together for the second annual Million Mom March. Kate Weidaw has more.
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They weren't a million strong but their stories about gun violence made a statement.

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((NIKITA THOMAS: I WANT ALL MOMS TO REMEMBER THAT ALL KIDS ARE OUR KIDS.))
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Nikita Thomas' 18 year old son Reaco Hilton was killed by a gun shot wound on Christmas Eve last year.

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((NIKITA THOMAS: THIS WAS TOTAL DEVASTATION... CAN SPEAK FOR HIM LIKE I CAN.))
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It's stories like Thomas' that started the Million Mom March. Last year thousands of women marched on the Mall in Washington D.C. calling on lawmakers to pass more sensible gun laws and require all guns to be equipped with safety locks.
This year the cause is the same, but the numbers are smaller.

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((REV. CARL TINSLEY: GUNS IN THE HANDS OF CHILDREN IS DANGEROUS GUNS IN THE HOMES OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ANGRY AND WHO DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE THEM IS DANGER.))
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19 years ago Reverend Tinsley lost his son in a shooting.

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((REV. CARL TINSLEY: I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LOSE A CHILD IT'S SOMETHING YOU NEVER GET OVER AND WE HAVE TO REMEMBER MOTHERS TODAY WHO ARE GRIEVING OVER THE LOSS OF A CHILD.))
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While these parents aren't calling for guns to be banned they do want parents to be more responsible if they own a gun.


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((LT. DAVID CLAYTON: LOCK THEM UP AND EDUCATE YOUR CHILDREN REGARDING HAZARDS OF GUNS AND MONITOR CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES.))
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And the Million Mom March mission will go on as parents like Thomas and Tinsley begin lobbying lawmakers to make some changes. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.. We're already seeing plenty of sunshine...with a gorgeous spring day ahead... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up in the forecast.





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A weekend accident in Bedford county leaves a man in critical condition.
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State police say 59- year old George Weston Files was travelling down Route 2-21 Saturday night when he crossed out of his lane and struck a van head on. Six people were taken to the hospital-- five of whom were released with minor injuries. Files was taken to Roanoke Memorial where he remains in Intensive Care. State police say Files could be charged at a later date.
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Graduation ceremonies were held this weekend for 119 students at Ferrum College.
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The senior class graduated yesterday morning on the front lawn of the college. Mark Warner served as the commencement speaker. The Democratic candidate for Governor told students they can do anything if they set their minds to it.
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[IN Q=in the information]

((MARK WARNER: IN THE INFORMATION AGE AND INTERNET AGE ANY 21 YEAR OLD OR 81 YEAR OLD WITH A GOOD IDEA CAN GO OUT AND START A NEW BUSINESS, OR WRITE THAT GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL, OR CHANGE THE WORLD.))
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Without ANY opposition for the democratic nomination, Warner has already kicked off his campaign for November's election. But Warner says even though he's getting a head start over the Republicans the race will be tight.
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((MARK WARNER: THIS RACE WILL BE VERY CLOSE I'M UNDER NO ILLUSION OF HOW CLOSE THIS RACE WILL BE IN THE FALL, BUT IF PEOPLE WANT A NEW APPROACH A FISCAL APPROACH....I HOPE THEY GIVE ME A LISTEN.))
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Warner says he's raised 5-point-4 million dollars so far in his bid for governor.
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Although a natural gas pipeline is only PROPOSED for the area, Bland county residents and officials are worrying.
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West Virginia based Dominion Gas is considering the Hollybrook area for PART of a 262-mile-long high- speed pipeline.
Landowners in the corridor of the proposed project have been notified by certified mail of the utility's plan.

Open houses will be held this month for resident input, as well as questions and concerns.
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((FRANK CHANDLER/BLAND CO. CHAIRMAN; THE BIGGEST CONCERN I HAVE IS THAT WE NOT DESTROY PROPERTY IN OUR COUNTY FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S FINANCIAL GAIN.))
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Coming up on News 7 at 6, in our in-depth look at Eminent Domian, Bland County farmers say their livelihood will be disrupted if the project goes through. (------------)