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Today on News 7 at 5, 18 people are dead after a former student goes on a shooting rampage in a German school.
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And one of the members of the popular R-and-B group T-L-C is killed in an automobile accident.
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Temperatures were on the coolish side today and will be followed by a chance of showers during the weekend. We will check that out in a few moments.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Also today, we will look at the role parents can play in keeping playgrounds safe for their children,
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[VO-NAT]

and you may not have the chance to the see the Statler Brothers final performance after all.
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It lasted just a matter of minutes- but today's shooting ramage at a school in Germany left 18 people dead.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Witnesses say the lone gunman roamed the school's first floor with a pistol and a shotgun. Police say he was a 19 year old who had recently been expelled from the school- and police say most of his victims were teachers.
Teri Okita has more.
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((A 19-YEAR-OLD STUDENT APPARENTLY BENT ON REVENGE AFTER BEING EXPELLED RECENTLY WENT ON A SHOOTING RAMPAGE AT THE GUTENBERG SECONDARY SCHOOL IN ERFURT, GERMANY. HE KILLED TWO GIRLS, 13-TEACHERS, A SECRETARY, AND ONE POLICE OFFICER BEFORE TURNING THE GUN ON HIMSELF. SIX OTHERS WERE INJURED. (NATSD POP OF POLICE) POLICE DESCRIBE THE BLOODBATH IN HORRID DETAIL SAYING THERE WERE BODIES SCATTERED IN THE HALLWAYS, THE CLASSROOMS, AND A BATHROOM. THIS STUDENT SAYS WHEN THEY HEARD GUNSHOTS, THE TEACHER TOLD THEM TO GET DOWN, BUT AFTER MORE SHOTS, THE TEACHER TOLD THEM TO RUN. HUNDREDS OF POLICE OFFICERS SURROUNDED THE SCHOOL AFTER A JANITOR FIRST REPORTED THE SHOOTING. SCARED STUDENTS FLED THE BUILDING, BUT DOZENS OF OTHERS WERE TRAPPED INSIDE. ONE GIRL WROTE OUT A SIGN HILFE HELP IN GERMAN. WITNESSES SAY BLASTS FROM A HANDGUN AND A PUMP-ACTION GUN CONTINUED FOR HALF-AN-HOUR. AS POLICE COMMANDOS ENTERED THE SCHOOL, THEY SAY THE GUNMAN BARRICADED THEN KILLED HIMSELF. SHOCKED PARENTS RAN TO THE SCENE TO COLLECT THEIR CHILDREN AND FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED. THIS IS THE SECOND SCHOOL SHOOTING IN GERMANY THIS YEAR AND IT HAPPENED, COINCIDENTALLY, AS THE GERMAN PARLIAMENT DEBATED WHETHER OR NO TO TIGHTEN ITS GUN CONTROL LAWS. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Honduran police are trying to piece together the car crash that killed singer Lisa Lopes last night.
A police spokesman says the car she was in rolled for reasons still unknown to investigators.
Lopes' publicist for the singer says she died instantly. Several other people in the car were taken to the hospital.


Jennifer Jones has more.
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((

(NATZ FULL OF LOPES PERFORMING) SHE PACKED A LIFETIME OF SUCCESS AND CONTROVERSY INTO JUST 30 YEARS. LISA LOPES....KNOW

N AS THE "CRAZY" MEMBER OF MUSIC GROUP "TLC"... WAS KILLED IN A CAR CRASH IN HONDURAS. SHE WAS ON VACATION....BUT OTHER DETAILS OF THE ACCIDENT ARE UNCLEAR. (MORE NATZ OF TLC) BEGINNING IN 19-92, LISA "LEFT EYE" LOPES...ALONG WITH THE OTHER MEMBERS OF TLC... BEGAN A WILDLY SUCCESSFUL RUN OF MUSIC MAKING. THEIR HITS INCLUDED "NO SCRUBS"..."WATERFALL" AND "CREEP"...A SONG THAT EARNED THEM TWO OF THEIR FOUR GRAMMY AWARDS. IN 19-94, LOPES MADE HEADLINES FOR ANOTHER REASON. IN A FIT OF RAGE...SHE BURNED DOWN THE MANSION OF HER BOYFRIEND....NFL STAR...ANDRE RISON. LOPES PLEADED GUILTY TO ARSON AND WAS SENTENCED TO A HALFWAY HOUSE AND PROBATION. DESPITE HER ERRATIC PAST.... LOPES RECENTLY TALKED ABOUT THE POSITI
VE MESSAGE SHE HOPE TO SEND WITH HER MUSIC. SOT: LISA LOPES/SINGER "I FEEL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE THINGS THAT I SAY BECAUS

E THERE ARE A LOT OF CHILDREN...AND NOT EVEN CHILDREN, JUST A LOT PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY INFLUENCED BY MUSIC." LOPES IS THE SECOND HIGH PROFILE SINGER TO DIE IN LESS THAN A YEAR. THE RISING STAR AALIYAH WAS KILLED IN A PLANE CRASH LAST ( ) IN THE BAHAMAS. IN ATLANTA, LOPES' SURVIVING BANDMATES...RELEASED A STATEMENT...SAYING QUOTE..."TODAY WE HAVE TRULY LOST OUR SISTER." JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, ATLANTA ))


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Property taxes in Salem will stay the same next year but it will still cost more to live there.
The city will impose a cell phone tax, tobacco tax and increase the city's lodging tax and car decal fees.

Salem Council was presented with numbers this morning that also give city employees and teachers a four percent raise.
The budget also includes additional money for the Salem school system.
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((FOREST JONES/SALEM CITY MANAGER: WELL, I'M PROUD TO PRESENT A BALANCED BUDGET 'CAUSE IT'S BEEN A ROUGH YEAR. WE WERE ABLE TO GIVE THEM (THE SCHOOL SYSTEM) 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS NEW MONEY FROM THE CITY SIDE.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The cost of a car decal will double from 10 to 20-dollars starting next year. Provisions were also made to raise money to pay back the projected cost of renovating Andrew Lewis Middle School.


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Radford University is handing over control of its food services to help deal with cuts in state funding.
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Officials say the Chartwell's company will start running things July First. The change will generate food revenue for the university. A five year contract guarantees Radford 2 and a half million dollars each year.... more than what the school produced itself. Some workers are concerned about losing their jobs. But officials say salaried employees will stay on and wage workers are needed.
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((THEY'RE GOING TO NEED TO RUN A FOOD SERVICE THEY'RE GOING TO NEED EMPLOYEES WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO GET THEM, THE ONES WE ALREADY HAVE TRAINED NOW THEY MAY RE TRAIN THEM OR REASSIGN THEM BUT THEY ARE THE PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELD.))
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As part of the deal, Chartwell's will put over 2-million dollars into renovations. The out of date cafeteria style service in Dalton Hall is expected to be replaced with made to order options for students.
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Wind is making work tough for firefighters out west.
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They may see some help though from mother nature- Snow is expected tonight and tomorrow- but it won't last long.
The national weather service says the dry conditions will be back by Sunday.
About 500 firefighters are working on the blaze which is southwest of Denver. Some 250 homes have been evacuated.

Authorities are questioning three high school freshman- reportedly spotted running from the ridge where the fire broke out.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Coming up next on the newscast, the Reverend Jerry Falwell's prayers for his church are answered,
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[VO] and on Health Check, Joy Sutton will tell us what parents need to watch out for when they take their children to the playground.
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Palestinians protested outside Yasser Arafats headquarters today- they oppose his confinement.
Israeli tanks fired tear gas to break up the demonstration.
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President Bush says it is time for Israel to withdraw from the occupied terrorities.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: ISRAELIS UNDERSTAND MY POSITION. I'VE BEEN VERY CLEAR. AND THERE'S BEEN SOME PROGRESS BUT IT'S NOW TIME TO QUIT ALTOGETHER. IT'S TIME TO END THIS.))
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Bush was quick to stress that America will forever be a friend to Israel- and the U-S will not allow Israel to be crushed.
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For the first time since the Revolutionary War, a church in Virginia has been allowed to incorporate.
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Yesterday, the State Corporation Commission granted a charter to Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg.
The move allows Thomas Road to own the property where its new sanctuary is being built.
The Reverend Jerry Falwell had sued the state over its law banning churches from incorporating.. a judge last week ruled that law was unconstitutional.
Falwell is also challenging the state law that limits how much land a church can own.
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Six months before the concert, the Statler Brothers' final performance of their tour is sold out.
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Tickets for the event at the Salem Civic Center went on sale this morning. At one point, they were being sold at the rate of 120 a minute-- with sales at the box office, on-line, and over the phone. A few die-hard fans even spent the night in the parking lot.
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((DORIS YOUNG/STATLER BROTHERS FAN: THE NEXT PERSON CAME AT 6:30 THIS MORNING AND NOW THEY'RE STANDING OUTSIDE 'CAUSE THEY CAN'T GET IN THE DOOR.)) ((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/SALEM CIVIC CENTER: I WOULD SAY IF THEY'RE NOT IN LINE NOW HERE OR AT AN OUTLET, VERY SHORTLY, BY NOONTIME, WE'LL PROBABLY SELL OUT.))
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Tickets were actually gone by 11:30. The Statler Brothers will end their Farewell tour in Salem Saturday, October 26th. The sellout was the fastest in the history of the Salem Civic Center.
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[5-Playground-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Every year nearly 200-thousand children are injured on playgrounds.
Most of the injuries are due to falls and a lack of supervision.
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Tonight, Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has tips on how you can keep your child safe.
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Jean,
Playground injuries send more children to the emergency room than any other cause.
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At least that's the case for children ages 5 to 14. But some simple common sense steps can make all the difference in keep your child out of harms way.
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Morris Jennings doesn't take any chances when it comes to the safety of his two year old daughter Gabriel. He always inspects the area and equipment before allowing her to play and is never more than a few feet away at all times.
He's says he's glad Roanoke City has made upgrades to all of its playgrounds.
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((MORRIS JENNINGS: IT'S GOOD TO SEE THEM COME UP TO THE PLASTICS IN THIS DAY AND AGE. THE WOOD IT JUST TENDS TO CRACK AND STUFF GETS OLD)) [RUNS13]
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While Jennings has some of the most basic safety steps down -- Certified Safety Inspector Larry Fitzgerald says they are many other things to consider. For example, making sure the equipment is age appropriate.
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((70-PERCENT OF PLAYGROUND ACCIDENTS ARE CAUSED BY FALLS. A LOT OF THOSE COULD BE ELIMINATED IF THE CHILD USED SUITABLE EQUIPMENT FOR THEIR AGE GROUP)) [RUNS09]
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Preschoolers should use different equipment than kids 5 to 12 because they are developmentally different.
Fitzgerald says all playgrounds for children 2 to 5 will have a 4 foot deck or lower.
Roanoke City has put up signs to make sure parents know which units are suitable.
Parents should also check the playground's surface. Acceptable surfaces are hardwood fiber, pea gravel, sand and synthetic materials. A good guideline is 12 inches of fill. This unit even has markings on the equipment that show the fill level.
Another safety technique,
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And children should never bring additional toys onto the playground --especially ones with cords.
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But the most important safety measure is parental supervision because even the best designed playground is not 100-percent safe.))
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It's estimated that 50-percent of injuries could've been prevented if the child had been properly supervised.
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Jean

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Coming up next, Jacey Birch will introduce us to some would be stars who are just waiting to be discovered.
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[5-Discovery]


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Have you ever pictured seeing your name in lights or imagined being the star of a television show?
Jacey Birch shows us how these dreams can become reality...
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we find Jacey at the Vinton War Memorial where the Discovery Channel is holding open auditions for at least four of their cable shows.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens becomes a weather man as he gives us a forecast for Thunder Valley.
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[VO] Then a little later, we'll see how a college science project is redefining fast food.
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[S5-Race]


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Welcome everybody to the Friday Two minute ticker. The Winston Cup cars are on the left coast this week for the NAPA Auto Parts 500. Qualifying takes place early this evening. If possible, we'll have an update on the Cup lineup and the Busch race pole winner at the top of the hour.

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The National Hot Rod Association MAC Tools Thunder Valley Nationals is Sunday at the Bristol Dragway.
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This is the sixth race on a 23 event schedule in the NHRA season . The season runs from February until November. Darrell Russell was the 2001 NHRA rookie of the year and he is back competing for a Top Fuel Nitro class or funny car championship this season. He visited WDBJ this week to describe what it feels like to go from zero to 330 miles an hour in a matter of seconds.
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Pro qualifying continues tonight until seven. Tomorrow's action begins at 12:30.[S5-ODAC]


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The Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball tournament is continuing at this hour at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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The ODAC has expanded to field 10 baseball playing schools this year and that means the tournament field will grow to six participants next season
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The story so far in the tournament has been the pitching of Guilford's Joe Dooley. His win last night earned him his 12th of the season, which leads all of division III. He left Guilford after his sophomore year for Division I George Mason. After saving enough money, Dooley came back to play for the Quakers. The ODAC player of the year award winner will be announced May eighth as voted on by the coaches.
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Guilford won again today to advance to tomorrow's title game at one. Coming up at the top of the hour, the 37th annual Cosmopolitan Track and Field meet is underway in Salem. We'll check in with the first full day of action, plus a look at the youth movement at the Greensboro Chrysler Classic. Have a great night everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jen]
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Here's a science project with taste... this one puts fast food in the fast lane.
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Southern Oregon University's physics club hosted an edible car contest yesterday. Elementary and middle school students used a variety of food to make their four wheel vehicles.. This cucumber torpedo blasted down the runway... and this subterrain vehicle with salami and marshmallow wheels proved more than just calories to go. But what do the kids think the best part was ...
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((Watching the cars go down the ramp. [second student] And laughing in our heads about how we are probably going to beat every single person.)) [NO SUPER]
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[VO] Contestants also had to gobble up all up their cars after the race.
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