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Republicans pick Mark Earley to go head to the head with Mark Warner this fall.
Ellen Qualls will have a wrap-up.
Former Virginia Tech defensive end Corey Moore is shot and wounded in Tennessee.
And, a standoff between sheriff's deputies and five children in rural Idaho ends peacefully.
News 7 is next.
The Republican party can finally focus on the fall, as they make their choice for governor.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
When all the votes were counted, it wasn't even close.
Mark Earley won the top spot on this year's Republican ticket by a three-to-one margin.
Richmond bureau chief Ellen Qualls has the story.
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Democrats rallied today as well.
In Roanoke County-- some of the candidates for Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor attended the Sixth District Democratic Committee Convention.
Kate Weidaw has details.
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With a little more than a week to go before the Democratic primary, candidates were hot on the campaign trail shaking hands and talking politics.
Richmond Mayor Tim Kaine says he brings a people perspective to his campaign for Lieutenant Governor.
((TIM KAINE: WHEN YOU'RE IN LOCAL POLITICS IT'S JUST SO RETAIL YOU ARE TOUCHING PEOPLE EVERYDAY AND TALKING TO THEM AT THE GROCERY STORE AND THEY'VE GOT THEIR HOME PHONE NUMBER AND THAT'S A GOOD BACKGROUND TO HAVE.))
Running against Kaine is Delegate Alan Diamonstein from Newport News. During his 30 plus years in the General Assembly he says he's made education a number one priority.
((ALAN DIAMONSTEIN: I'VE WORKED HARD OVER THE YEARS TO MAKE SURE PUBLIC EDUCATION IS ON THE TOP OF THE AGENDA.))
Attorney General candidate Delegate Whitt Clement says he has the most experience over the other candidates. With 14 years in the General Assembly and a law practice that's going into it's 25-th year in Danville, he says he's prepared for the job.
((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT: I UNDERSTAND THE STATE BUDGET PROCESS I'VE CHAIRED PUBLIC SAFETY SUB COMMITTEE I'VE DONE A LOT OF WORK WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT I HAVE 40 SHERIFFS WHO ARE SUPPORTING MY CANDIDACY.))
All of these candidates say they're looking forward to running on the same ticket with Mark Warner.
((TIM KAINE: THE REASONS THERE ARE SEVEN DEMOCRATS RUNNING FOR DOWN TICKET POSITIONS FRANKLY IS A REAL PERSPECTIVE THAT MARK WARNER WILL BE STRONG AT THE TOP.))
The Democrats will decide who runs along side Warner on June 12-th. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke County.))
A Roanoke man is behind bars accused of killing his mother's boyfriend at a Memorial Day cookout.
25-year-old Teon Lee Parris is charged with murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
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He's accused of shooting and killing 40- year old Keith Anthony Dillard at a cookout.
Dillard was shot at Hunt Manor Apartments in Roanoke on Monday night.
Parris is being held at the Roanoke City Jail without bond.
Five children have finally left their northern Idaho home.
The children exited their home tonight after a five day stand-off with authorities.
Manuel Gallegus has the latest.
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((AFTER A FULL DAY OF NEGOTIATING-THE IDAHO STAND-OFF WITH THE FIVE
FRIGHTENED CHILDREN CAME TO A PEACEFUL END.
TWO BOYS AND THREE GIRLS, AGES 8-16, WERE ESCORTED OUT THEIR RURAL
FAMILY HOMEAND TAKEN TO THE LOCAL HOSPITAL.
-Susan Montgomery/Nursing Supervisor
FOR FIVE DAYS SHERIFFS DEPUTIES WAITEDUNWILLING TO TAKE ANY AGGRESSIVE
THE CHILDREN WERE BARRICADED INSIDE THE HOME, PROTECTED BY A PACK OF
VICIOUS DOGS. THEY HAD FOOD, WATER, AND POWER, BUT NO ADULTS TO GUIDE
THE STAND-OFF STARTED WHEN THE CHILDRENS MOTHER, JOANN MCGUKIN WAS
ARRESTE-CHARGED WITH FELONY INJURY TO HER CHILDREN. SHE REMAINS IN
HER MENTAL STATE IS IN QUESTION, BUT HER ATTORNEY SAYS SHE IS VERY
CONCERNED ABOUT HER FAMILY.
-SOT-BRYCE POWELL, MCGUKIN FAMILY ATTORNEY
Palestinians are bracing for an Israeli responce to yesterday's suicide bomb attack at a Tel Aviv disco.
Israel has called off its self- declared cease-fire, but has not retaliated.
Pamela McCall reports.
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IN TEL AVIV, HUNDREDS OF ISRAELI PROTESTERS TRIED TO STAMPEDE PAST
POLICE -- THEIR ANGER DIRECTED AT A MUSLIM MOSQUE LOCATED JUST ACROSS
THE STREET FROM THE DEADLIEST ATTACK ON ISRAEL IN FIVE YEARS.
CHANTING DEATH TO ARABS AND THROWING STONES, THE CROWD VOWED REVENGE
FOR FRIDAY NIGHT'S SUICIDE BOMBING OUTSIDE A TEL AVIV DISCO ... THAT
KILLED SEVERAL PEOPLE AND WOUNDED DOZENS MORE.
THE VICTIMS -- MOSTLY TEENAGERS -- WHO HAD RECENTLY IMMIGRATED FROM
THE SOVIET UNION.
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"This terrorist came to this group of people, because he wanted to kill
15-year old girls. That's what he wanted to do. It wasn't just a
AFTER A SEVEN-HOUR EMERGENCY CABINET MEETING, ISRAEL CALLED OFF ITS
SELF-IMPOSED POLICY OF RESTRAINT. CABINET MEMBERS ALSO DECLARED
PALESTINIAN LEADER YASSER ARAFAT DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BOMBING.
THEY HAVE NOW BARRED HIM FROM USING AN AIRPORT IN THE GAZA STRIP --
PREVENTING HIM FROM RETURNING TO HIS HEADQUARTERS.
BUT ARAFAT SAYS HE HAS CONDEMNED THE BOMB ATTACK, AND HE'S PLEDGED TO
REACH A CEASEFIRE.
voice of translator:
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"We exerted and we will now exert our utmost efforts to stop the
bloodshed of our people and the Israeli people."
ISRAELI OFFICIALS REMAIN DOUBTFUL.
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"I must say that we are tired and sick of his declarations. We are still
waiting for some of his actions, some of his steps that he should take
in order to stop the violence, the terror and the incitement that he
insigated eight months ago."
SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL IS CALLING ON BOTH SIDES TO IMMEDIATELY
END THE VIOLENCE. MEANWHILE, ISRAEL WAITS FOR CONCRETE INITIATIVES FROM
ARAFAT TO HELP END THE CONFLICT.
PAMELA MCCALL, CBS NEWS
Coming up, Virginia State police are looking for several women who came to the aid of an injured trooper...
and thousands line the streets to mourn the deaths of 8 members of the royal family in Nepal.
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Nepal's prime minister is promising an investigation into the massacre of the royal family.
Thousands bid an emotional farewell to their King and Queen and six others members of the royal family today.
Officials say the couple was shot by their son--- the Crown Prince who then tried to take his own life and is now on l
A senior military official inside the royal palace says the shooting stemmed from a dispute over who the crown prince was to marry.
State police are looking for three women who stopped to help an injured trooper near Troutville today.
A police spokesman says the women made sure the officer was O-K and prayed with him before driving off.
The trooper was hurt when he lost control of his patrol car during a high-speed pursuit on Interstate-81 this morning.
Police say he was following a tractor trailor when another tractor trailor pushed him off the road.
Authoriites say the women stopped shortly afterward.
The trooper is currently in stable condition at a Roanoke Hospital.
An Altavista business is making a big difference in many people's lives.
The Sheltered Workshop of Altavista takes in clients who have mental or physical challenges and have difficulty functioning in an outside work environment.
The Workshop employs them in a variety of light manufacturing and industrial jobs and gives them a sense of achievement and self- worth.
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((FRANCES SHOEMAKER/SHELTERED WORKSHOP DIRECTOR: IT'S NOT GOOD FOR ANYBODY NOT TO HAVE THE SOCIAL ACTIVITIES THAT GROUP ACTION PROVIDES. THEY COME, THEY INTERACT WITH A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HERE AT THE WORKSHOP, BUT WE ALSO DO A LOT OF COMMUNITY INTERACTION AND THAT PROVIDES A TRAINING THAT'S JUST INVALUABLE.))
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The Workshop has been in business for 25 years.
You can learn more about what they do in this week's "Virginia Profile" on News7 Sunday morning.
Coming up on News 7, NASA says it will try again after a failed attempt to break an airspeed record...
and Cave Spring came up on the short side of a marathon Northwest Regional softball championship. Roy Stanley will be here with highlights... stay with us.
NASA is promising to try again.
Today NASA failed to set a new aircraft speed record.
A rocket that was being used to launch an experimental jet went off course and had to be destroyed.
Officials say the loss was a blow to NASA's multi- million dollar program to develop technology for a future generation of cheap, reusuable spacecraft.
NASA has begun assembling a team to investigate what went wrong.
The largest outdoor art show on the east coast is in full swing in downtown Roanoke.
2-hundred artists from across the region are displaying and selling their works of art.
You can find anything from drawings, to water color paintings, and sculptures.
This is the 43-rd year the Art Museum of Western Virginia has put on this event.
If you missed it today-- the artists will be back out tomorrow from noon until 5.
Some local dancers showcased their talent tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center.
JuliArt DanceWorks hosted a recital tonight titled "Going to the Movies".
Dancers presented more than fifty numbers, all with themes from the silver screen.
The movies ranged from action flicks, like the Matrix, to old standbys, like The Sound of Music.
And no dance recital with a movie theme would be complete without numbers from favorites like Dirty Dancing and the Chorus Line.
Many of the dancers in this award winning group will be going on to perform some of their numbers in a national contest.
Cave Spring came up short on the Northwest Region softball championship losing to Garfield 2 to nothing.
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The game was scoreless until the top of the 12-th Garfield's Leilani Mafuli lays down the bunt down the first base line a bad throw allows Rachel Bobolia to score from second and Garfield took the 2 to nothing lead.
Still in the 12-th Erin Thelen hits this shot to centerfield bringing in Samantha Posey for the score and Garfield holds on for the 2 to nothing win.
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The Knights advance to next Tuesday's state quarterfinals.
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In other softball action, Floyd County is the Region C champion. The Buffalos beat Glenvar 7 to 2.
Floyd will host St. Paul next Tuesday in the quarterfinals while Glenvar will travel to Castlewood.
And in soccer, Radford wins the Region C championship beating George Wythe 2 to nothing. The Bobcats are home Tuesday night for the state quarterfinals against Wilson Memorial.
The Salem Avalanche had a doubleheader at home last night with the Frederick Keys.
Salem rallied in the late innings of the first game to beat the Keys 2 to nothing. And in the second game Frederick wins it 3 to 2.
Jorge Posada and David Justice both homered twice as New York beat Cleveland 9 to 4.
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Cleveland took a 1 to nothing lead on a Jim Thome homer in the second.
Then in the bottom of the second Yankee catcher Jorge Posada gets all of this pitch sending it over the left field wall for a three run homer and a New York 3 to 1 lead.
Still in the bottom of the second Chuck Knoblauch hits a grounder down the first base line scoring Scott Brosiaus from third to make it 4 to 1 and New York goes on to win it 9 to 5.
The N-B-A Eastern Conference final will be decided in Philadelphia tomorrow and Milwaukee will be with out Scott Williams.
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The league suspended Williams from the decisive game for a flagrant foul on Philly's Allen Iverson.
Williams hit Iverson in the chin with an elbow in the opening minutes of game six which Milwaukee won 110 to 100.
And here are tonight's scores.
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Roanoke's biggest road race the Festival Classic celebrated its 20-th anniversary yesterday.
Mike Stevens and photographer Greg Moore were on hand for the sprint through the streets of downtown Roanoke.
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(( A Patriotic start to the Festival Run proved to be the calm before a deceptive humidity storm as more than 400 runners pounded the pavement. By the time the field crested Jefferson and rolled by Victory Stadium the overall 5 and 10 k winners already had put themselves in position for wins. And as the fields split at Roanoke Memorial Tommy Maguire found himself chasing his own shadow.
The Northside graduate, who just completed his four years of eligibility at Radford University had very little competition as won the men's 5k event in a time of 16 minutes and 5 seconds.
((TOMMY MAGUIRE/MEN'S 5K WINNER:))
While Maguire was a first time victor, the women's 5k champ was a repeal offender. Blacksburg's Roxann Polo Reasor won her 4th straight Festival Classic title in a time if 20 minute and one second.
((ROXANN POLO REASOR/WOMEN'S 5K WINNER:))
Roxann's training partner, Aimee Phillippi, a University of Maryland grad and a current Vet school student at Tech, joined her friend on the victor's stand as she won her second straight 10k race in 40 minutes and 39 seconds.
((AIMEE PHILLIPPI/WOMEN'S 10K WINNER:))
Fincastle's Steve Crowder, a graduate of Roanoke Valley Christian and Roanoke College, won the men's 10k event in 32 minutes and 41 seconds. His time was faster than when he won in 1998 - but that day the assistant vice president at Member One didn't have hurry off to work.
((STEVE CROWDER/MEN'S 10K WINNER:))
In downtown Roanoke at the AEP Classic - Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))
That's it for sports, have a great weekend everybody...[S-Golf]
Virginia Tech finished 8-th in the N-C-Double-A men's golf tournament. The Hokies put together a four day total of 13 over par.
Meantime, Two golfers share the lead after round two of the Southwest Virginia Amateur.
John Ervin of Wytheville and Tom Brittain of Radford are tied at 143.
Former Virginia Tech defensive end Corey Moore was shot in the leg Friday night in his hometown of Brownsville, Tennessee.
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Moore, a linebacker for the Buffalo Bills, was stopped at an intersection in his Ford Expedition when an unknown assailant walked up to the car and shot him.
Moore drove himself to the hospital where he was treated and released. No arrests have been made in the shooting.
The festival classic is 20 years old. Mike Steves has a report on the 5 and 10-k runs.
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The field at the Memorial Golf Tournament is chasing Paul Azinger.
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Today's round was delayed by rain.
But Azinger made 2 birdies on the back nine as darkness fell and he has a two shot lead with 4 holes left to play in round three.
Azinger leads Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Stuart Appleby by 2 shots with 4 holes left to play. Stewart Cink is the Clubhouse leader at 8 under par.
Have you hugged and kissed your kids?
Parents in Missouri got a reminder today.
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The Hershey's Kissmobile is on a nation- wide tour to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network, to help needy children.
The giant kiss shaped mobile, and its chocolate clad staff greeted people at a hospital in Springfield.
The message: every kid deserves hugs and kisses, and not just the Hershey's kind.
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