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Tonya Leyva returns to Roanoke on parole. We'll tell you exactly where the self- ordained minister and sex offender plans to live.
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And we'll see how they're doing cleaning up Sunday night's tornado damage.

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Tonight on the Big 7, some old timers resurface with the new teams. Jarrett Ferguson comes back down to earth in phys. ed class.
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and the City of Radford tells us how it plans to handle 1000 high school athletes in one weekend for the upcoming Spring Jubilee.
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Quick changes coming up weatherwise, first showers, then sharply warmer Thursday. That story and our Tuesday weatherschool just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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Tony Leyva's back in town.
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After 14 years in prison, the child- molesting preacher is living in Roanoke.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Shannon Young.
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State parole officers were there this morning when Leyva was released from Brunswick correctional center.
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They brought him directly back to Roanoke. It was here Leyva was convicted in 1988 of sodomy, transporting minors across state lines, molesting more than 100 young boys who attended Leyva's tent revivals. He had to be released, because the crimes were committed before parole was abolished. The 55-year old Pentecostal Preacher will be monitored randomly by state and federal parole officers and have to wear an electronic monitoring device.
City police processed him, helped him open a bank account and got him registered at the Jefferson Lodge downtown. That's where he's going to live for the time being. The state parole board arranged it, after various other alternatives fell through. Leyva will have a get a job and his name immediately goes on the state police sex offender registry. He brushed aside persistent attempts to interview him.
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A man accused of raping at least one girl at a center for troubled teens will remain in jail WITHOUT bond.
A Botetourt County Circuit judge denied bond for 30-year-old Jimmy Lee Jones today.
Prosecutors say that while Jones was working as a night security guard at the Sanctuary Crisis Intervention Center, he had sex with a 14-year-old girl. They say they're investigating similar allegations from other girls, ranging in age from 14 to 16.
Jones faces charges of rape, sodomy and child abuse.

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Now that the shock of Sunday's storm has begun to wear off, we're learning just how much damage it left behind.


Officials spent the day totaling losses in the City of Bedford.
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That's where Steve Smallshaw is tonight. Steve how hard was the city hit?
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Franklin County residents will see some tax increases next year.
That's after the Board of Supervisors passed the 2002-2003 budget in a vote of 6 to 1.
The board approved a 9 percent increase in the real estate tax... which will go from 55 to 60 cents on each 100-dollars of assessed property.
County decals will go up 5 dollars AND the Emergency 911 tax is going up one dollar a month.
Supervisors said the tax increases were needed to avoid borrowing money to balance the budget.

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The Sons of Confederate Veterans may have to wait a little longer for their special license plates.
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Yesterday the group won the right to put the Confederate flag logo on the plates.
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore can still appeal the ruling.
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He is expected to announce his decision this evening.
The General Assembly approved the plate three years ago...but specifically said NO Confederate flag logo could go on it.
The Court of Appeals upheld a ruling yesterday declaring the restriction unconstitutional.

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Avian flu has spread to a sixth Virginia county.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture has confirmed a case in Highland County.
The virus had already shown up on poultry farms in Rockingham, Shenandoah, Augusta, Page and Greene counties.
119 farms have been quarantined and nearly three million chickens and turkeys have been destroyed.
Federal agriculture employees working out of Harrisonburg are trying to figure out how the virus is spreading.

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It's only been in operation for two years, but Echostar is growing yet again.
Find out how you can get involved next on News 7 at Six.
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And it's graduation day at a Roanoke Valley police school.
But some of the alums do their police-work on four legs.
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A New River Valley company is celebrating its two-year anniversary with a job fair tomorrow.
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Echostar, a satellite television provider in Christiansburg, is looking to hire 3-hundred new workers. Located in the Falling Branch Industrial Park, the company needs customer service representatives to work in the call center. Applicants need at least a GED and must be 18 or older.
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12-hundred people are employed at the facility. Ring says the company will work to bring that number to two-thousand employees. Applicants attending the job fair tomorrow can expect to be interviewed on site.
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Trigon Health Care says its customers won't notice a thing when it merges with another insurance company.
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Trigon plans to partner with Indianapolis-based Anthem Health Care sometime this year.
Trigon said today most members will receive a new insurance card in the mail, but not for at least another year.
Other than that, they likely won't see much difference.
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If the merger is approved, the combined companies will serve 10 million people.

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Virginia's unemployment rate fell to four percent last month, the lowest level since last September.
The Virginia Employment Commission attributes the drop to fewer temporary and permanent factory layoffs and mild weather that allowed outdoor work to resume earlier than usual.
Fairfax City had the lowest unemployment.
Seven communities reported double-digit jobless rates including Halifax, Henry and Patrick counties and the city of Martinsville.

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Sales are down. Earnings per share are down. Nevertheless, Dan River is being labled a "strong buy."
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Over the last four years, the textile maker's stock plummeted from 20 dollars a share to just under a dollar. Overseas competition was blamed for lagging sales.
But in April, the stock jumped to nearly four dollars a share almost over night.
The investment community quickly took notice. CL King even labeled Dan River a strong buy -- saying beds in bags are back in demand.
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Still, the King report says Dan River may be vulnerable to its dependence on K-Mart -- which is having financial trouble of its own.
The report also predicts if the economy lapses back into recession, Dan River stock will likely revisit its lows.


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Stocks did something they haven't done lately-- they rallied and held on to most of the gains. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 126 points.
NASDAQ gained 31.
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Roanoke-area school officials took an attorney's advice and will end a program that uses animals to help students with disabilities.
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The Roanoke Valley Regional Board voted last night to end the program.
It uses rabbits, dogs, goats, llamas and other animals in school buildings for therapy for students with autism and other disabilities.
Some fifty parents voiced support for the program last night.
But the board' attorney warned that having animals in school buildings could endanger students and staff who are allergic and bites could lead to lawsuits.
The board hopes to offer animal-assisted therapy outside the school setting.
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Thanks to the Roanoke Police, a handful of local law enforcement agencies now have help from man's best friend.
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The Department today graduated six officer-dog teams from Basic Police K-9 school. Included in the 12 week program are lessons in K-9 investigation techniques, patrol work, handler protection and health and legal issues. Each dog was trained a little differently.
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Most important in the training is the forging of a bond between handlers and their dog.
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Today's graduating teams are from Radford City, Virginia Tech, and Wise, Bedford and Campbell Counties.
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, Radford braces for the VHSL Spring Jubilee. Some oldies, but goodies resurface with new teams.
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And former Hokie Jarrett Ferguson is now an NFL player, but he's also a physical education student teacher in Roanoke County.
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Radford University and the city of Radford held their first annual Virginia High school League spring jubilee kick off luncheon today. Steve Mason tells us this years group A and double A baseball, softball, soccer and tennis state tournaments will have an Olympic flavor to them.
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The Buffalo Bills made Virginia Tech fullback Jarrett Ferguson their seventh round 251st overall pick in the NFL draft.
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But right now he's a teacher. Jarrett is finishing up his physical education student teaching at Herman L. Horn elementary where he teaches nine classes a day and continues to learn 450 names.
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Jarrett also brought each student an autographed picture. He is leaving his NFL stamp on the school and signing Bills hats for his fans. Ferguson has also developed a teaching method that lets everyone know where his heart IS and IS NOT.

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Ferguson's next camp is May 16th and all of the veterans will be there. Ferguson's new teammates include former Tech rover Pierson Prioleau and former G.W. Danville standout defensive tackle Tyrone Robertson.

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In another NFL note from the AFC, the once mighty Ravens continue to dismantle their defense. 10 time pro bowler Rod Woodson who was released by the team on February 27th,
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signed a six year deal with the Oakland Raiders.
Between his signing bonus and base salary, Woodson will earn $1.75 million in 2002 and there is an incentive package that could mean even more. Woodson, is now 37 years old.
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The "Kid from Cabin Creek" has decided to come out of his short retirement and take on the challenge of making the Memphis Grizzlies winners.
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63 year old Jerry West was introduced today as the team's new president of basketball operations. He has agreed to multi-year pact worth five million dollars.
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West won one title has a player and six more in the Lakers' front office. He'll have a tough job duplicating that in Memphis with a team that won just 23 games last season.

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The Salem Avalanche and Lynchburg Hillcats continue their respective home series tonight. The Avs host Kinston at 7 in the rubber match of their three game set, while Lynchburg is home again tonight taking on Myrtle Beach. The Hillcats four game winning streak was snapped last night.
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