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President Bush says there's an energy crisis and outlines a plan - that calls for conservation but allows for oil drilling in a wildlife refuge.
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The Commonwealth Transportation Board approves an Interstate 73 route that has more houses in the way... and is costlier - than the alternative. A live report is straight ahead.
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What went wrong with the temperatures today? We never got out of the 50s. We are watching for showers later tonight. Details ahead.

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In medical news, the hard-fought battle against cancer...
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continues long after treatment is finished. One local program helps survivors rebuild.
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President Bush asks Americans to listen to his energy plan- but the response from environmentalists... is not quite what he wanted.
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President Bush today outlined his energy plan- He says the 163 page plan addresses today's shortages and shows the way for tomorrow's abundance.
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((BUSH: IF WE FAIL TO ACT OUR COUNTRY WILL BECOME MORE RELIANT ON FOREIGN CRUDE OIL, PUTTING OUR NATIONAL ENERGY SECURITY INTO THE HANDS OF FOREIGN NATIONS.. SOME OF WHOM DO NOT SHARE OUR INTERESTS.))
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Bush told a Minnesota audience that his program is vital and without it America's future could be as dark as a rolli

ng California blackout..
The plan calls for new oil drilling including in the Alaskan Arctic.
But outside... protesters shouted-
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((clean energy now! clean energy now!))
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Bush says his plan also calls for conservation measures. He says energy production and environmental protection don't have to compete.. Both can be accomplished.
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They've spent four years drawing lines from Roanoke SOUTH to the Carolina border. Today, the Commonwealth Transportation Board picked the one that will become Interstate 73. The big news in the last 24 hours is that they went East of Martinsville, to try to help bring new economic life to Danville and points farther east.
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Ellen Qualls is in Fredericksburg where the board voted today.
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Eminent domain will likely play a key role in the fight over I-73.
It's been nearly 40 years since eminent domain claimed dozens of homes...
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to make way for Smith Mountain Lake. The area that's now a prime spot for boating and fishing - was once known largely for its tobacco farms... until APCO decided to build the dam. Tonight on News 7 at 6 we'll look back at the Smith Mountain Lake eminent domain battle... And we'll tell you why the lake is there.
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A stand-off in Pittsylvania County is finally over after nearly eight hours of negotiation.
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It began just before eight this morning at the Victory Baptist Church in Ringgold.
Deputies say 55 year old William Freeman of Carroll County, Tennessee came to the church seeking assistance.
A church worker called authorities saying the man became disorderly.
Freeman then holed himself up in the annex to the church, armed with a knife.
The swat team went in just before four this afternoon.
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((MAJOR GARY GOODSON/PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.: HE JUST WAS NOT AGREEING TO ANY OF THE THINGS THAT WE SUGGESTED TO TRY TO HELP HIM. AND THE NEGOTIATOR FELT LIKE THAT WE WERE AT A STANDSTILL SO WE MOVED IT UP TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF ACTUALLY TAKING A FORCE ENTRY AND TAKE HIM TO CUSTODY.))
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Freeman has been charged with felony abduction for trying to hold a church worker against his will.
Freeman is now in custody at the Pittsylvania County jail.
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A mayor in Pennsylvania faces murder charges in connection with a 1969 race riot. Details ahead. Plus... Darryl Strawberry gets one more chance at bat - We'll explain.
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And in today's Health Check - building back up after cancer, chemo and radiation take their toll...
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((I FEEL MUCH STRONGER AND I HAVE SOME MUSCLE TONE BACK.))
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[vo-nat] Local survivors get some help. There's much more still to come.
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The mayor of York, Pennsylvania has turned himself in- he now faces murder charges.
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The charges stem from the shooting death of a black woman during the 1969 race riots in York.
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((CHARLIE ROBERTSON/YORK MAYOR: ALL QUESTIONS REGARDING THE AFFIDAVIT WILL BE ANSWERED IN A COURT OF LAW. I READ IT AND I AM INNOCENT. I WILL CONTINUE AS MAYOR OF THE CITY OF YORK.))
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Robertson was a police officer at the time of the shooting.
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He allegedly incited members of a white street gang to acts of violence- and is charged with supplying them with ammunition.

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Darryl Strawberry was back in court today - and is headed BACK to rehab.
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The former baseball star could have been headed for prison... That's what prosecutors had asked for, citing repeated violations by Strawberry. In March he disappeared from a drug treatment center for four days.
Today a judge in Tampa, Florida sentenced Strawberry to more time in drug rehab... instead of prison. But she told him he's at bat in the bottom of the ninth... with two strikes against him.
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In Health Check tonight, the road to recovery for a cancer survivor --doesn't end with treatment.
It takes time and effort for many to regain their strength --after treatments deplete their energy.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details about a program giving local survivors a boost. Joy what's the program all about?
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Jean,
It's called Strides to Strength.
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And for three local cancer survivors it's not only given them more energy than before --but also more confidence in themselves.
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(( They are three women -who've overcome one of the biggest challenges of their lives -- cancer.
For Karen Booth --it was breast cancer. For Doretha Holley it was thyroid cancer. And for Mildred McDuffie it was colon cancer.
Now they have another challenge -- getting back in shape.
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But now these cancer survivors --are regaining their strength --one step at a time, twice a week--through the Strides to Strength program at the Roanoke Athletic Club.
At least 95 percent of the participants improve in one area --whether its cardio-vascular endurance, strength or flexibility.
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((ANNETTE /DIR OF WELLNESS:ONE OF THEIR MAIN GOALS WHEN WE START THE PROGRAM IS TO INCREASE THEIR ENERGY LEVELS AND THEIR STAMINA. JUST TO BE ABLE TO DO THEIR NORMAL DAILY ACTIVITIES JUST A WHOLE LOT BETTER)) [RUNS10]
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The women say the bond they have formed with each other during this six week program has also made a big difference.


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The program costs only 20 dollars for the participants... Thanks to a grant from the American Cancer Society.
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Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital's Emergency Room will re-open early tomorrow.
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Crews are busy cleaning up after a water pipe above the E-R burst around 11:30 last night.
The nurse's station and four rooms were damaged by the water -- but no patients were harmed.
A Carilion Spokesperson says cleanup will continue throughout the evening.
Officials expect the E-R will re-open around 7 a-m.
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A sweet, scrumptious Growin' It is still ahead. Jacey Birch joins us from a local strawberry farm...

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If you skipped the strawberry festival a few weeks ago and you haven't yet enjoyed your first shortcake of the season... you may not know what you're missing.
But the strawberries are red and ripe and it is officially picking time.
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Jacey Birch is at Scott's Strawberry Farm in Bedford picking a few of her own, in this week's Growin' It.
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The expansion of a national business could ensure around a hundred new jobs in Lynchburg... That story and today's Marketwatch are still ahead.
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[vo-nat] Also... the Mill Mountain star has some serious competition. The superstars at the zoo next door are shining again. We'll check in with the snow leopard cubs...
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A two million dollar expansion at Nationwide Insurance should create about a hundred new jobs for the Lynchburg area.
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Nationwide announced today it is building a 20- thousand square foot claims center behind its existing headquarters near Graves Mill Road.
Officials say the expansion is necessary for the company to stay competitive in the insurance marketplace.
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((SUSAN WILLIAMS/NATIONWIDE CLAIMS OFFICER: LYNCHBURG HAS ALWAYS BEEN A GREAT MARKET FOR US. WE HAVE GOOD SOLID EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE AND WE'RE JUST REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO EXPANDING THIS RELATIONSHIP AND HAVING GOOD THINGS COME OUT FOR OUR CUSTOMERS.))
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Lynchburg's Industrial Development Authority will help the project by funding the extension of Nationwide Drive.


The center should open this fall.
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On Wall Street today - the euphoria continued over lower interest rates...
Alexis Christoforous has the latest in Marketwatch.
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Welcome everybody to the Thursday ticker that begins with a blowout win
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for the Roanoke College women's softball team. This afternoon in the team's division three opener in Eau Claire, Wisconsin - Roanoke hammered North Central Illinois 8-to-nothing. Amy Layman, who was named a first team all-American last night, pitched a one hitter. The Maroons play Central College of Iowa tomorrow at four. Crystal Berry and Layman each went 2 for 2.

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The Scott Robertson Memorial Golf tournament will tee off tomorrow at the Roanoke Country Club.
Tournament officials say this is the strongest field ever in the tournament's 16 year history.
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Many of the Junior golfers braved the wet conditions for a practice round this morning.
The fairways were wet and the greens soft from the recent rain. But expect those conditions to change when the golfers tee it up tomorrow morning in the tournament's first round.
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A 12 year old, who has earned a spot in the US Open will compete in the girls 15 to 18 age group. We'll here from her tonight on News 7 at Six.
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The Virginia Cavaliers' baseball team has been playing with its future hanging in the balance all season long. But last night the Cavs played like their future is right in front of them. Virginia opened the ACC tournament just south of Charlotte by upsetting second seeded Clemson 7-to-3 in the team's opening game last night.
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The Cavaliers came in having lost six straight games to Clemson - including three last weekend. In the top of the third - UVa broke open a scoreless game with four runs. Three of them came on this Joe Benick (BEE-Nick) three run opposite field homer.
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Clemson got within a run, but in the 8th, Hunter Wyant put it away with the two run RBI bloop single. UVa upsets Clemson 7-to-3.
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Virginia next plays tonight at 8:30 against Wake Forest. We'll have some highlights of this game for you tonight on the late news.

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Mill Mountain Zoo's newest members are growing by leaps and bounds.
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The three baby snow leopards were weighed this morning for the second time since their birth February 4th.
They still weigh less than 2-pounds but each gained between a third and a half a pound since their weigh-in last Thursday.
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((DAVE WOOD/CURATOR: WE CAN WATCH 'EM THROUGH THE SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT THAT THEY ARE NURSING BUT UNTIL YOU PHYSICALLY WEIGH THEM YOU'RE NEVER EXACTLY SURE. BUT EVERYBODY'S UP SIGNIFICANTLY AND THAT'S GREAT.))
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The cubs eyes are finally open. The zoo says the babies should become a bit more mobile over the next couple of weeks. Zoo workers say they'll continue to weigh the cubs weekly until the cats are large enough to pose a danger to the staff.
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