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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A building collapses in Beirut causing what officials fear will be heavy casualities.

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And new information about the Deputy U-S Marshal charged with crack possesion. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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A seven-story building in Beirut, Lebanon, has collapsed and officials fear there are many casualties.
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Security officials say the building in a Muslim sector of the city was ``turned into a pile of rubble.''
It's not clear yet what caused the collapse along one of the city's main thoroughfares.
The building was a school under construction.
It's believed the victims are workers and people who were passing by.
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[Redistricting]


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They haven't resolved their differences, but Governor Mark Warner and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore finally met Friday afternoon to discuss their views on redistricting.
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The two HAD disagreed on whether to appeal the ruling that overturned the state's redistricting plan...
But after meeting Friday, both said they want the Supreme Court of Virginia to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
Warner said that while the men remain on opposite sides of the case, "the expedited process that we have agreed to is in everyone's interest. Jerry Kilgore served on my transition team," Warner said, "and I respect the abilities of the Attorney General and his office."
Kilgore said he was pleased they "could work out a process that is in the best interest of the people of Virginia. While this dispute caused some to focus on our differences," Kilgore wrote, "I respect the Governor. He and I are good friends and we are committed to continue working together on matters of importance to the Commonwealth."
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If Judge Richard Pattisal's ruling stands, 100 members of the House of Delegates could face re-election this fall.
Warner and Kilgore say they hope the redistricting case can be heard before the Supreme Court adjourns for its

summer recess in early June. [Textile-Summit]


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Three Southern Governors are asking the federal government to help the struggling textile industry.
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Governors from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia gathered with 350 political and business leaders to discuss the future of the textile industry yesterday. The governors are asking for the same type of federal assistance given to the steel and airline industries. In recent years, about 126-thousand textile jobs have been lost because of cheaper foreign imports, thousands of which have been cut in Southwest Virginia. Governor Mark Warner was invited to the event, but did not attend, saying he has too much work to do in Richmond.
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[Bruer]


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Authorities now say police had been tracking a Deputy U-S Marshal suspected of drug activity for the "past several months."
At first, they said the investigation of Joe Bruer was only about ten days old.
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The 49-year old deputy marshal was arraigned yesterday on a charge of simple possession of cocaine. Bruer remains on the government payroll on administrative leave, pending the outcome of his case. He was stopped late Wednesday night in Salem. Police say they found a "user amount" of crack in his car and another small amount of something in his apartment. Documents filed in support of the search allege Bruer was buying 200- to- 500 dollars worth of crack a day, as recently as last weekend. His wife and teenage daughter were arrested Thursday, and charged with assault and trying to intimidate a witness.
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The warrant says authorities had received "numerous anonymous complaints" about drug trafficking at Bruer's apartment in Salem.

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Police say a Galax man shot his wife before turning the gun on himself. Authorities say 73- year old Maxine Estep is hospitalized in critical condition this morning. She was able to tell police that her husband shot her before he killed himself. A medical examiner confirms that 74- year old James Wilmer Estep died from a gun shot wound to the head.


[Taliban-Prisoners]


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Hundreds of former Taliban fighters have been freed from a prison in Afghanistan as a gesture of goodwill.
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Afghan leader Hamid Karzai ordered the prison gates open yesterday, allowing 258 inmates to go home.
They'd been held for four months.
Karzai called it a gesture of goodwill to mark the Afghan New Year.
Most of the prisoners were captured during fighting in December.
Roughly 3-thousand remain in the Afghan-run prison.
The facility is still overcrowded ... and dozens of prisoners are said to have died while being held there. Many others suffer from malnourishment and disease.
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[wipe wipe wipe]

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...Today is the day Afghan children head back to school today for the start of a new school year.
It's the first year since Taliban rule that girls will be attending classes and female teachers will return to the classroom.
The conditions at most of the schools are very basic.
The U-N and many private organizations are pitching in to repair war-damaged buildings and get students the supplies they need.
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[Relay-Life]


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Roanoke College hosted its first Relay for Life fundraiser.
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Approximately 250- students took part in the American Cancer Society Fundraiser by walking laps overnight to raise money. The event was organized by Roanoke College students Andrew (stirm-fells) Sturmfels and Ericka (um-bar-ger) Umbarger.

Andrew is a cancer survivor.
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(( ANDREW: CANCER SURVIVORS HAVE A BOND LIKE, IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW DIFFERENT THEY ARE THERE'S THAT BOND THERE BETWEEN THEM AND IT'S ALWAYS GREAT TO BE AROUND PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE SAME THINGS YOU HAVE AND EVEN IF THEY'RE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES THEY HAVE THAT, SAME BOND THAT COMES BACK TO CANCER. ERICKA: EVERY SURVIVOR HAS THEIR OWN STORY, MY SISTER IS A SURVIVORS AND IS THE WORKING MOTHER SHE HAS THREE KIDS OF HER OWN AND TWO STEPCHILDREN AND SHE DOES IT ALL AND MY CO-CHAIR, ANDREW, IS, HE OVERCAME LEUKEMIA AND HE'S HERE TODAY TO TELL HIS STORY JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. ))
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A 40- foot bus was also part of the festivities. Folks are being asked to sign the bus in support of cancer research. The American Cancer Society bus will be making more than a dozen stops in Virginia.
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Many seniors may qualify for a program that allows them to get three months of medicine for FREE. But some local doctors are refusing to fill out the necessary paperwork to help the patients cash in on the benefits.


Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has been looking into the problem --and has details.
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((For Mary Davis taking medicine isn't an option. And when you have 12 different medications and are on a fixed income as she is -it's a prescription for trouble.
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So when her friend Keith Maxey found out there was a way to get her free medicine he jumped at the opportunity.
He turned to The LOA Area Agency on Aging. LOA filled out the paperwork for Mary --all that her doctor had to do was review it, sign it and attach a prescription.
But Mary's doctor refused to participate.
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(( I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY WHEN THE DOCTOR SO NO WE'RE NOT GOING TO PARTICIPATE WE'RE NOT GOING TO SIGN-UP FOR THAT PROGRAM. AND HER REASON WAS SHE SAID IF WE DO IT FOR ONE WE HAVE TO DO IT FOR ALL )) [RUNS13]
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((THERE IS SOME LABOR INVOLVED BUT AGAIN IF YOU'VE GOT A PATIENT WANT TO PROVIDE THE BEST MEDICAL CARE IF THEY CAN'T AFFORD THE MEDICINE AND COULD GET IT FOR FREE I THINK THE DOCTOR NEEDS TO TAKE THE TIME TO HELP THESE OLDER PERSON )) [RUNS15]
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Mary says that's a hard pill to swallow --because she says her doctor knows she can barely afford the medicine.
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The LOA knows of two doctors in the area who have refused to participate--and one doctor who charges a fee.
For Mary, her only hope now is that another doctor who would participate in the program will take her on as a patient.
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Shannon Abell admits this program does involve a lot of a doctor's time to review the paperwork... and then to distribute the medication.
News 7 asked five doctors, including Mary's, for their point of view - but they either declined to comment or didn't return our calls.


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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... Children in Afghanistan today are opening a new chapter in school without the Taliban rule...
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And prayers couldn't save the fate of one local church that will come down today...
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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Solid Rock Pentecostal Church will need to find a new home. The current building will come down later today.
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Earlier this week, the foundation wall supporting the facade of the more than 50-year old Roanoke building broke, causing the front wall to sag. Because of the risk of collapse, building inspectors condemned the building and closed Campbell Avenue in front of the church. The city gave Pastor George Taylor two days to come up with a plan to either fix or tear down the building. Taylor says it could cost hundreds of thousand of dollars he doesn't have to repair the structure. He's now looking for a new building in which to hold services.
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In Covington, city leaders are asking citizens what to do with a building that's already down .. the site of the former City Hall.
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Covington City Council is asking residents to choose between building a parking lot, a city park, or a combination of the two on the vacant lot. Workers started dismantling the building back in Mid-December and completed the project about a month and a half later. The building was demolished after nearly a year of battles beteween a group of preservationists and Covington City Council.
The building once housed the City Hall offices and Covington's high school.
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[Krispy-Kreme]


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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts may soon be bringing its store to you.
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The North Carolina doughnut maker now has a mobile store.
The 53-foot long tractor trailer has a kitchen to make fresh doughnuts.
Krispy Kreme expects the truck to be on the road 200 days a year, making deliveries at fairs and festivals nationwide.
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Still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning....... We'll find out what happens when your typical Frat boys decide to join a Sorority
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AND
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Oscar has a new home this year and gets to show it off tomorrow night.. we'll give you a sneak peek a little later...

But first if you are traveling today........ [Jacey ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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[Oscar-Preps]


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What stars will go home with the "Golden Man?"
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We'll find out tomorrow night.
Hollywood has already rolled out the red carpet at the Kodak Theater in preparation for Sunday's Academy Awards.
Oscar has a new home this year ... across from the historic El Capitan Theater and next to Grauman's Chinese Theater.
Security is extra-tight at this year's awards. Every celebrity will have to show their I-D and pass through a metal detector.
In addition, sharp shooters will be stationed on roofs. Even fans in the bleachers will have to undergo backgroun(------------) d checks.