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Just ahead on NEWS 7 at six...
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A new beginning not only for students but also the President of Hollins University.
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And, a local strip club closes its door for good.

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In sports, Greg Biffle takes a ride to victory lane at Nazareth, Jeff Gordon wins the Winston.
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And defending champion Kevin Na wins the Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament.
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The wet weather persists... but storms tonight are not expected to be severe. A look at the work week forecast is straight ahead. [Video-Open]
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((SLOANE SMITH: I THINK WHILE JANET HAS DONE HER JOB HER TIME HAS COME AND GONE AND IT'S TIME FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO COME IN AND ADDRESS THE NEW NEEDS HOLLINS HAS.))
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Hollins University students say it's time for a change as they say good bye to the school's President.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.[Hollins-Graduation]


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Janet Rasmussen has been Hollins University's President for the last five years. But earlier this year she decided to resign from her position. Today she presided over her final commencement at the school. Kate Weidaw has more.
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As these students say good bye to Hollins University, their President will be doing the same.
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Janet Rasmussen has lead the University for the last five years.

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((JANET RASMUSSEN: I FEEL VERY PROUD ABOUT WHAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH OVER FIVE YEARS. A NEW LIBRARY, OTHER REMODELING ON CAMPUS, A VISUAL ARTS CENTER PLANNED.))
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In the Fall Rasmussen signed a five year contract extension despite declining enrollment. Next year fewer than two hundred students will be in the freshman class. But she says her resignation comes after philosphical differences between her and the Board of Trustees.

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((JANET RASMUSSEN: THE BOARD AND I DECIDED IT JUST WAS A GOOD TIME TO LEAVE, WE'VE BEEN THROUGH A VERY BUSY FIVE YEARS AND THERE WERE SOME EXCITING HORIZONS FOR HOLLINS AND FOR ME.))
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((ANNA LAWSON/CHAIR BOARD OF TRUSTEES: SHE IS SO INTELLIGENT AND SO COMMITTED TO THIS INSTITUTION SHE WILL BE A HUGE SUCCESS WHERE EVER SHE GOES.))
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Anna Lawson, the chair of the Board of Trustees says they are open minded to who may become the next President.

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((ANNA LAWSON: IT COULD BE A WOMEN IT COULD BE A MAN , THEY COULD COME FROM HERE OR FAR AWAY IT'S REALLY OPEN.))
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Students like Sloane Smith say the next President should be a woman who can address the needs of the University.

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((SLOANE SMITH/STUDENT: WITH THE NEW GIRLS COMING IN IT'S A NEW WORLD AND IT'S A DIFFERENT CULTURES THEN IT USED TO BE AND I THINK THEY NEED SOME ONE WHO IS IN TOUCH WITH THAT.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORING: THE UNIVERSITY DOESN'T PLAN TO LOOK FOR A NEW PRESIDENT UNTIL AFTER THE SUMMER, IN THE MEANTIME WALTER RUGABER, A RETIRED PUBLISHER WITH THE ROANOKE TIMES, WILL BE THE INTERIM PRESIDENT. KATE WEIDAW NEWS7 ROANOKE COUNTY.))
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[Ann-Compton]


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Hollins welcomed back Ann Compton as the commencement speaker.
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Compton graduated from the school in 1969 and is currently the Washington Correspondent for ABC News. She told students that their education from Hollins will be recognized where ever they go.
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((ANN COMPTON: THERE ARE SO MANY WOMEN IN WASHINGTON ALL OVER THE WORLD THAT I MEET THAT SAY I WENT TO HOLLINS SO THERE REALLY IS A CONNECTION THAT YOU HANG ONTO FOREVER.))
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You might remember Compton from her earlier days at WDBJ. She began as an intern during her junior year and later established the Richmond bureau. In 19-73 Compton joined the ABC network.
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Chances are graduates will not soon forget today's commencement address at the University of Virginia.
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Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute delivered today's address. But it was his concluding remarks that were something out of the ordinary.
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The school recently received international attention when 122 students were suspected of cheating. Some of the students targeted by the probe were among those who received their diplomas. The school has said the cheating scandal is more hype than it is a rampant problem.
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A Montgomery County adult nightclub is shutting its doors for good.
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The closure stems from a raid at Juicie's Exotic Cabaret in Plum Creek back in January. Managers and employees were charged with violating state alcohol laws as well as the county's nudity ordinance.
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The strip club is shutting its doors permanently as part of a plea agreement. Under the agreement, the state has agreed to suspend a 75- hundred dollar fine as long as the company opens no business in Montgomery County that includes nude performances.


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A Norfolk Southern train derailed about a mile East of Bluefield... spilling about a thousand gallons of diesel fuel.

The train was moving 164- empty coal cars between Roanoke and Bluefield when the train derailed yesterday afternoon. Local fire officials say heavy rain may be to blame. They say heavy rain dislodged a rock from a wall... which landed on the tracks. The train apparently hit the rock... knocking the lead locomotive off the track, rupturing a diesel fuel tank. No one was injured.


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Culture from around the world came to Roanoke's Downtown Market today.
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70 countries were featured for this year's Local Colors Multicultural Festival. There was authentic food cooked right in front of you, crafts, and performances by German singers and other groups. The Indian Village even featured dancing and chanting. Pearl Fu has been putting on this event for more than a decade.
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((PEARL FU: PEOPLE DON'T THINK ROANOKE HAS THIS MUCH DIVERSITY AND WHEN THEY COME TO LOCAL COLORS THERE ARE MORE THAN 70 COUNTRIES INVOLVED AND THEY ARE SO PROUD OF THEIR HERITAGE AND WANT TO SHARE IT.))
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Five new countries joined the festival this year. All of the activities wrapped up at 5.
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Coming up on News 7, a country music star comes home to Southside...
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and these dancers were strutting their stuff for the judges at the Hotel Roanoke. We'll explain why in just a few minutes.
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Participants in the eighth annual Virginia Star Ball at the Hotel Roanoke weren't just dancing for fun, but for competition.
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Ballroom dancing is scheduled to become a full medal Olympic Event in 2-thousand-four. Dancers are judged on technique, footwork, stance, compatibility, and of course, style.
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((ANNA SMART/EVENT COORDINATOR; THEY PLAY A STRICT TEMPO OF MUSIC, WHETHER ITS A WALTZ, FOX-TROT, TANGO, AND THEY ARE REQUIRED TO DANCE AT WHATEVER LEVEL THEY ARE ENTERED, DEPENDING WHERE THEY ARE IN THEIR STUDIES.))
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Organizers say they hope to have a larger ballroom next year, because they have had to turn away nearly 80 people from the competition.
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The threat of rain didn't dampden the festivites today at Danville's Festival in the Park.
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Organizers estimate more than ten thousand people showed up for the three day event.
The festival wrapped up today with a free concert by Rick Van Shelton.
The country music star was born in Danville and grew up in Pittsylvania County.
Shelton says performing in Southside was not only special for him but also his fans.
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((RICKY VAN SHELTON/COUNTRY MUSIC STAR: I GOT A LOT OF FRIENDS HERE. AND BACK IN ALTA VISTA, I LIVED CLOSER TO ALTA VISTA THAN I DID DANVILLE, THIS WHOLE AREA IS MY STOMPING GROUND. ITS GREAT TO BE BACK HOME. THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME.))
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Before the concert, Mayor John Hamlin presented Shelton with a key to the city.
Shelton performed for more than a hour and today's free concert was sponsored by WDBJ 7.
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[Feedback, May 20]


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The viewer mail touches on a variety of issues this week.
Here's News-7's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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((A viewer from Troutville (Karen Clark) who's had some dealings with state transportation officials over land for a road project praised our recent series on eminent domain, and had some advice for others in the same situation:
"What VDOT told us they were going to do, and what they actually did were entirely different. We are being told now that since we signed their papers there is nothing we can do. We understand that eminent domain is necessary, but after dealing with VDOT we realize how uninformed and naive we were to think we would get fair market value for our land."
Pronunciation of certain places in Virginia irked another viewer (Grace Layne/Glasgow).
"Why do you educated people pronounce Botetourt as "Botetot" and Staunton as "Stanton?" A visitor from Pennsylvania asked me why did we pronounce those words incorrectly. I told her it started back in early days when there was very little education. But there's no excuse with the educational system we have today."
And a piece in one of our newscasts brought sharp words from a Collinsville viewer (Jim Maxwell).
"Why did you waste those few last moments of your newscast with the story on "Pregnant Bikini Contest"! Isn't there something that's more newsworthy than this kind of "contest"? In the future, please, use some common sense when making decisions on what to broadcast."
Here's how to share your pronouncements with us and other viewers.
Letters should be sent to PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
E-mail address, news@wdbj7.com.
And our website, wdbj7.com, has an online forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))




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Coming up, a pair of two-time winners at the Scott Robertson... Roy Stanley will have the latest.
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and the Y-W-C-A is looking for help from the top to bottom. We'll have details coming up...
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The YWCA needs your help. The Young Women's Christian Association needs volunteers to help with everything from the board of directors, office work and maintenance.
Denise Allen has more.
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Clyde Tables came to the YWCA as the assistant child care coordinator, but then he saw the gym. He volunteered his time to breath life back into the organization's fitness center.
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Clyde is still improving the gym. Tax deductible donations of exercise equipment, carpet or money are needed.
He sees the gym as a way to help the community as well as the 25 residents of the YWCA.
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The gym is only one area that needs work at the YWCA. Pat Reynolds has been director for less than a year. She is working to fill all the positions on the board of directors.
As well as find volunteers to do much needed work around the building. She's hoping organizations or businesses will adopt an area of the YWCA.
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Child Care Coordinator Paul Coker-Jones also needs volunteers to help with day care. The "Before and After Program" shuttles children to and from school.
In the summer months its open from six to six each work day.
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If you would to help the YWCA in any way call 540-345-9922.
Denise Allen News 7))






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Two repeats champions took the trophies at the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament at the Roanoke Country Club this afternoon.
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Kevin Na shot one of the lowest tournament scores ever to win his second consecutive Scott Robertson.
This is the 17 year old's third time at the Roanoke Country Club. The weather was part of the battle this time around.
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Aree Wongluekiet (WONG-glu-key-it) won her second straight Scott Robertson Tournament.
Aree says the weather made the course a test in patience.
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The Salem Avalanche was at home this afternoon for a game against the Kinston Indians.
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Kinston has 2 men on in the sixth Edgar Cruz hits a shot to right centerfield photographer Matt Neese catches up with the ball as Avalanche outfielders Dan Phillips and Choo Freeman collide and Phillips holds on to the ball they both stayed in the game.
Then in the seventh Kinston's Nate Janowicz hits a shot over Phillips head to bring in a run and the Indians went on top 2 to nothing.
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The very next batter Maicer Izturis hits a single to right field that Phillips can not hold on to a run comes into score but Salem comes back to win 5 to 3.
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The New York Mets were on the rebound this afternoon as the Los Angeles Dodgers were in town.
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New York gets off to the good start Ray Ordonez hits this double to right centerfield scoring Todd Zeile to make it 1 to nothing Mets in the bottom of the second.
Still in the second, The next batter Rick Reed hits a shot in the same area for a double Ordonez rounds the bases to score and the Mets took the 2 to nothing lead.
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Then New York's Timo Perez goes to the opposite field with a single scoring Reed from third, New York lead 3 to nothing and the Mets go on to win the game 6 to 5.
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Several games were delayed by rain but it was a busy afternoon in the majors lets check the scores.
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Greg Biffle became the second 2 time winner on the Busch circuit today taking the checkered flag in the Nazareth 200.
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Biffle led more than 85 laps and he built up a 9 second lead with under 10 laps to go. He worked his way through traffic to take the checkered flag but it was a call from his crew chief that led Biffle to Victory lane.
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Kevin Harvick was second followed by Jeff Green, Jason Keller and Tim Fedewa.

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A long day for the Winston cup drivers at the Lowes Motor Speedway yesterday. The Winston all star race started with a wreck and that coupled with rain would delay the event for a couple of hours.
NASCAR allowed the drivers involved in the wreck to go to back up cars and some even changed motors.
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That set up the 10 laps shoot out that would determine the winner of the 2001 Winston.
Jeff Gordon took on 4 new tires before the shootout he was second on the re-start but needed only 2 laps to pass Ward Burton and easily hold off Dale Jarrett wo win the race and earn the 515-thousand dollar first place prize.
It was Gordon's third victory in the all-star race tying him with the late Dale Earnhardt for most wins in the event.
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Tony Stewart was third followed by Bobby Labonte and Jerry Nadeau. Ward Burton finished sixth.

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Milwaukee is headed to the N-B-A's Eastern Conference finals.
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It was do or die for both teams in game seven of the semi final series.
Charlotte had a three point lead at the half and Jamal Mashburn's score off the glass made it 54 to 50.
Milwaukee's Glenn Robinson then takes it to the hoop with the baby hook shot and the Bucks cut the lead to 2.
But Charlotte answers as Baron Davis comes up with the steal and takes it to the hoop for the score the Hornets led by 7.
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The Bucks go to Robinson again he hits the jumper and Milwaukee pulls out the victory 104 to 95.
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