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Today on News 7 at Five, thirty people including 12 children are killed in a militant attack in Russia.
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and closer to home, residents of Pulaski try to save a neighborhood school from the budget ax.
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Passing thunderstorms but so far no major problems. We will check their progress on radar in just a moment.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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We'll tell you Julia Roberts was talking health care today on capitol hill...
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and we'll tell you why it took a very brave man to make sure an emu is returned safely home.
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Also fans of Harry Potter will have to wait a little longer before they get their next book.
News 7 at Five is next.

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((DONNA DALTON/CONCERNED PARENT; THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO JUST WANT TO KEEP THE SCHOOL HERE, TO KEEP THE KIDS HERE.))
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Members of a local community work to keep their elementary school open. School officials say declining enrollment means changes have to be made.
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The plan is being considered in Pulaski County. School officials want to combine students at two schools by putting them all in a new facility. It means Northwood Elementary School and Claremont Elementary would be closed. Some parents are hoping they can convince the school board otherwise.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us with more from Blacksburg tonight, Rachel? Jean, we've seen this happen in other communities in our region.
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To deal with declining enrollment and funding, public school look to consolidate. In Pulaski, school officials call their plan "building for futures"...but some Northwood Elementary parents are happy with their school and don't want things to change.
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(( DONNA DALTON/CONCERNED PARENT; GIVE THE SCHOOL A CHANCE DON'T JUST COMBINE THE TWO TOGETHER...THESE CHILDREN REALLY DO WELL THEY ENJOY THEIR TEACHERS THEY LOVE THEIR TEACHERS THEY HAVE A VERY GOOD PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP IT'S A SMALL COMMUNITY.)) ((DON STOWERS/PULASKI CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; IT'S A MATTER OF EFFICIENCY IT'S A MATTER THAT OUR BUILDINGS THESE TWO BUILDING PARTICULARLY ARE 50-YEARS OLD THEY HAVE SERVED THEIR USEFULNESS FOR US AND HAVE BEEN WONDERFUL FOR US OVER THESE YEARS BUT ITS THEY HAVE SINGLE PAINED WINDOWS AND THEIR NOT AIR CONDITIONED.))
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Stevens says they need handicap accessibility and major changes to accommodate technology. He says the plan to build a new facility is the most efficient solution. A petition with about 2-hundred signatures disagrees. Parents and local residents hope they can convince the board there is still life left in Northwood. Donna Dalton points out that of the 8-elementary schools in Pulaski County...Northwood is one of only two that earned full accreditation this year.
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If work was started on a new building right now - officials say it would be ready in the Fall of 2004. But Jean, the school board still has to vote on that issue.
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When that will happen has not been decided.

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The city of Roanoke is facing its toughest financial situation in years, but today members of city council said they will not balance the budget by cutting positions in the police and fire departments.
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The city was already facing a cut in state funding, before officials learned that local revenues are lagging.
During today's budget work session, council members reinstated three positions in the Fire- EMS Department, and they urged the city manager to fill vacancies in the Police Department.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: IT'S BECOME ABUNDANTLY CLEAR IN THIS DISCUSSION THAT'S GONE ON, THAT THERE'S A MAJORITY OF THE COUNCIL THAT IS SAYING VERY CLEARLY, DO NOT CUT THOSE POSITIONS. SO I WOULD RESPECTFULLY ASK THAT YOU FIND SOME OTHER WAY TO BALANCE THIS BUDGET AND NOT CUT THOSE POSITIONS.))
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Additional funding from the state compensation board will preserve four Sheriff's Deparment positions that were slated to be cut.

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Authorities now say at least 30 people are dead and another 150 injured after a "remote- controlled" bomb exploded in Russia today.
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The mine blew up a bus carrying a military band to festivities marking the defeat of the Nazis nearly 60 years ago.
Twelve children are among the dead.
Officials believe the attack may have been staged by local warlords, in response to the recent arrest of several militants.
So far, no one has claimed responsibility.
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The suspected pipe bomber is being described as well mannered and quiet-
The Sheriff said Luke Helder even shook his hand and called him sir-
Jennifer Miller has the latest on the 21 year old suspected of planting pipebombs in five states.
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(( IT'S BEEN SAID, THE FACE REFLECTS THE CHARACTER. BUT THIS FACE GAVE NO CLUES OF WHAT WOULD COME. EVEN LUKE HELDER'S OWN PARENTS ARE STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND HOW THEIR SON IS THE CONFESSED MAILBOX BOMBER . THURSDAY MORNING, THEY MADE A
JAIL HOUSE VISIT, IN RENO NEVADA. SOT - CAMERON HELDER/SUSPECT'S FATHER - "We're starting to have a better understandin

g of what's going through his mind." AS HIS PARENT'S SEARCH FOR A MOTIVE, SO DO AUTHORITIES. SHERIFF DENNIS BALAAM/WASHOE COUNTY, NV "He's just a 21 year old college student - he doesn't fit the profile." BUT F-B-I AGENTS SAY THIS IS THE MAN, WHO PLANTED 18 PIPE BOMBS IN MIDWESTERN MAILBOXES...LEAVING SEVERAL NOTES, FILLED WITH ANGER TOWARD THE GOVERNMENT
. FRIENDS SAY THEY'RE NOT SURPRISED HELDER KNEW HOW TO BUILD A BOMB, BUT THEY CAN'T BELIEVE HE DID IT. SOT - JIM DEVINE

/HELDER'S ROOMMATE "This is totally unlike him at all, most shocking thing I've ever experienced, on't really understan
d what his motives were.") HELDER'S 2-THOUSAND MILE ODYSSEY ENDED ON TUESDAY... NAT SOT/"we passed him...he was smiling

at us." LORI MCDONAGH SPOTTED HELDER OUTSIDE RENO, AND CALLED POLICE. THEY FOLLOWED UP WITH A HIGH SPEED CHASE. NAT SOT - police pursuit audio "The subject appears to have a gun at his head - yes, he has a rifle to his head at this time." HELDER EVENTUALLY SURRENDERED, THEN CONFESSED TO F-B-I AGENTS. HE EVEN USED A MAP TO WALK THEM THROUGH HIS FIVE STATE, BOMBING SPREE - WHICH INHE EVEN USED A MAP TO WALK THEM THROUGH HIS FIVE STATE, BOMBING SPREE - WHICH �XHERE THE BOMB SPREE BEGAN. IN CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, HE'LL FACE HIS FIRST STRING OF FEDERAL CHARGES. ..AND LIKELY MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT COULD TURN A YOUNG MAN FROM MIDDLE AMERICA INTO A SERIAL BOMBER PLOTTING AGAINST IT. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, RENO, NEVADA. )

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If you'r worried about fitting into last year's swimsuit, you will want to stay tuned.
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[VO] Health Check reporter Joy Sutton will join us with some practical advice to tone up your body.
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State mental health officials are reopening their investigation into the suicide of a Lynchburg woman which some experts say could have been prevented.
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Forty-eight-year-old Teresa Wilkerson died last August when she jumped off the Rivermont Avenue bridge in Lynchburg.
Wilkerson was mentally ill, but the local community services board did not think her condition was serious enough for her to be hospitalized.
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The state mental health department's initial investigation determined Wilkerson did NOT have a history of suicidal tendencies.
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The State of Maryland is declaring a temporary moratorium on the death penalty.
The Governor says the state will study the racial and legal implications of Maryland's use of captial punishment-


With that he stayed the execution of Wesley Baker- a man scheduled to die by lethal injection next week.
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((GOV PARRIS GLENDENING/D-MARYLAND: I WILL STAY ALL OTHER CASES THAT COME BEOFRE ME UNITL THE COMPLETEION OF THE STUDY IS COMPLETED AND REVIEWED BY TEH MARYLAND LEGISLATURE.))
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The Governor says the Maryland study should be released soon.


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Hollywood Heavyweight Julia Roberts was speaking her mind today- but this wasn't a movie role.
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The actress was on Capitol hill seeking additional funding for a rare- little known genetic disease- called Rett Syndrome.
The disease affects girls-
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((JULIA ROBERTS/ACTRESS: CONGRESS HAS WITHIN ITS POWER THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE THE FUNDING NEEDED TO ACCELERATE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF RETT SYNDROME."))
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Roberts mentioned a litle girl who succumbed to the disorder last year.
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((ROBERT: I HAVE BEEN BLESSED AND HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY SOMEONE WITH RETT SYNDROME - A LITTLE GIRL NAMED ABIGAIL ANYBODY HAVE SOME WATER FOR ME? I ASKED FOR MONEY, ASKED FOR WATER, I MIGHT ASK FOR LUNCH!))
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Roberts also narrated a discovery Health channel documentary called silent Angels- which tells of famlies dealing with and affected by the disease.
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Sufferers become severely handicapped, often losing the ability to communicate, walk or use their hands.

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If you're concerned about how you will look in your swimsuit this summer, there is still time to do something about it.
But what is the best way to get the quickest results?
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has the answer.
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Jean,
First you need motivation --that's one of the biggest hurdles many of us face.
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But once you get into a regular routine things will start looking a lot shapelier in a matter of weeks.
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With summer only weeks away, Jaime Stockner says she's concerned about how she will look like in last years clothes, especially her swimsuit.
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But what can YOU do to get the quickest results.
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While studies have shown that running and swimming tend to burn the most calories --- it's important to find somethi

ng you enjoy or you won't stick to it.
If you want the most results you have to workout at your target heart rate --that's when you start to burn fat... and you need to do it for at least 20 minutes.
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To determine your target heart rate,The American Heart Association recommends subtracting your age from 220.
And if you're looking for that toned look --you will need to do weight training at least twice a week to get optimal results.
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Don't worry if you don't see results right away --it takes time.
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And if you need some motivation trying working out with a partner, that way you can encourage each other or try a personal trainer --they'll help keep you in line.
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Jean,

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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will have this week's edition of Growin' It. Today he is look for the perfect Mother's Day Gift.
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Mother's Day is just around the corner, and what Mom wants most is the pleasure of your company.
She also might like a nice plant, too.
Patrick Evans is here with some suggestions for Mom in today's Growin' It.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we will tell you why fans of the Harry Potter series should not expect a new book any time soon.
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Fans waiting for the fifth Harry Potter book will probably have to wait a little longer.
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A spokeswoman for J-K Rowling says she is still writing "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."
It might not be published until next year.
Fans were expecting the book to be on store shelves by this summer. It wasn't an unrealistic expectation given Rowling's history. The first Harry Potter book came out in 1997. The next three followed at a rate of one a year. Although there was no book last year, fans were treated to the movie version of the first book. Rowling has promised to write seven books -- one for every year Harry and his friends attend Hogwarts school for wizards.
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Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your two minute ticker. The Don Holliday Memorial Golf tournament is June 22nd.
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This morning the Don Holliday Memorial Scholarship was given to William Byrd senior Whitney Morris. Whitney is ranked first in her class of 230. She was the team captain of the basketball team and the soccer squad. She also volunteers for habitat for humanity and Ram House. Whitney will use the 16 thousand dollar scholarship towards her college education at James Madison.
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The Western Virginia Education Football Classic will make it's third visit to the Star City September 21st at Victory Stadium.
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Today, TAP kicked off the event with a promotional news conference from the downtown office.
This game will pit Virginia Union University against Livingstone College and, perhaps more than ever, there will be a local flavor to it. Former William Fleming stars Derrick Ruben and Marcus Smith play for Virginia Union.
Tap's second chance philosophy has been a big hit with the game's participants.
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That's it's for the ticker, Jean will be right back with more News 7 at five.

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A large bird is safe at his Eastern Virginia home after spending a few days on the lamb.
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The six foot (E-myoo) emu escaped last week from a farm.
Sightings place it as far as eight miles away from its home.
A group of homeowners finally cornered him between a house and garage.
The agitated bird ran several people off, but one brave man was able to make friends.
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((GEORGE CARNES: "I STAYED IN THERE WITH HIM, WENT AND HELD HIM A LITTLE AROUND THE NECK ACT LIKE HE LIKED IT HE'D RUB HIS HEAD ALL OVER ME; HE WAS DOING ALRIGHT" ))
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Carnes kept the emu calm until animal control could come and get him.
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