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Coming up on News 7-
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For the first time in history, American astronauts return to Earth on a Russian space craft.
After three days of spreading the Gospel, the Southwest Virginia Festival comes to an end.
And Knights and nobles took over Green Hill Park today bringing history to life.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT 15:46:54 #1]
[IN Q=A lot of people]

((JOSH JANNEY/ATTENDED FESTIVAL: A LOT OF PEOPLE PEOPLE ARE COMING TO GIVE THEIR LIFE TO JESUS AND I THINK THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD THING.))
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[OUT Q=pretty good thing]
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[VO-NAT]


The Southwest Virginia Festival with Franklin Graham is over, but many lives may never be the same.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton, in for Teresa Hamilton.

[Festival-Wrapup]


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The much anticipated three day festival with Franklin Graham came to a close tonight. [TAKE SW VIRGINIA IN BAM]
[DOUBLE BOXES= JOY/JENN;]

Jennifer Wishon joins us now with a wrap- up. Joy, tonight's events drew the largest crowd of the weekend as nearly 18- thousand people made the trek to Salem Stadium.
[LIVE=JENN /FULL]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]

The festival has been in the planning stages for years and no where was that planning more evident than in the choir.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats of Choir Singing]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Franklin Graham/Evangelist; :19]
[SUPER=01-Abbie Strickland/Children's Choir; :39]
[SUPER=01-Willie Aames/Bibleman; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Barnette/Festival Organizer; 1:25]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Alfred/Festival Counselor; 1:36]
[SUPER=01-Josh Janney/Attended Festival; 1:45]
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[OUT Q=hang out with]

((((Nats of Choir 03-23 TC00:06)) A local choir made up of more than 2000- people got the festival started Friday. It was a night filled with praise and prayers. 500 churches from more than 50- denominations came together to help make the event possible, but it was those outside the church who were the target audience.
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[SOT 15:28:23 Tape #4]
[IN Q=We are focusing]

((FRANKLIN GRAHAM/EVANGELIST: WE ARE FOCUSING ON AND REALLY DIRECTING THE ENTIRE WEEKEND TOWARDS PEOPLE THAT ARE UNCHURCHED. PEOPLE THAT WOULD COME OUT HERE TO HEAR YOU BUT WOULD NEVER STEP FOOT INTO A CHURCH.))
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[OUT Q=into a church]

Saturday morning Franklin Graham took a break and children took over.
((Nats kids choir 01:08:17:11 #5))
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[SOT 1:16:44:28]
[IN Q=tell me about ]

((REPORTER: TELL ME ABOUT BIBLEMAN. ABBIE STRICKLAND: HE SAVES THE DAY AND HE'S A SUPERHERO.))
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[OUT Q=he's a superhero]

He's a superhero who fought off evil using Bible verses. ((Nats from Bibleman Show)) Bibleman is played by actor Willie Aames who says he turned his life around while playing Buddy Lembeck in the television show Charles in Charge.
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[SOT 01:25:28:27 #5]
[IN Q=I had really ]

((WILLIE AAMES/BIBLEMAN: I HAD REALLY GROWN DISILLUSIONED WITH THE WHOLE HOLLYWOOD SEX, DRUGS, ROCK AND ROLL, YOU KNOW, HAD MET TONS OF PEOPLE, DATED TONS OF PEOPLE, HAD MADE TONS OF MONEY AND I COULD JUST NEVER FIGURE OUT WHERE THE COMPASSION WAS IN THIS WORLD.))
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[OUT Q=in this world]

Bibleman was a big hit with the kids until everyone started getting wet. The storm continued into the evening.
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[SOT 15:31:44 #1]
[IN Q=Because of the]

((SHERMAN BARNETTE/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: BECAUSE OF THE LIGHTNING WE DELAYED THE PROGRAM FOR AN HOUR.))
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[OUT Q=for an hour]

But that didn't stop 15- thousand people from flocking to Salem stadium. Even though the heavens opened up, the message wasn't clouded.
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[SOT 01:13:15:25 #5]
[IN Q=It's made some]

((RALPH ALFRED/FESTIVAL COUNSELOR: IT'S MADE SOME TREMENDOUS CHANGES IN MY LIFE, IT'S REALLY MADE ME FOCUS ON MY WALK WITH GOD AND IT'S JUST GREAT.))
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[OUT Q=it's just great]

This young man says he became a Christian at one of the events and his decision has already changed his life.
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[SOT 15:47:25 Tape #1]
[IN Q=I'm a better person]

((JOSH JANNEY/ATTENDED FESTIVAL: I'M A BETTER PERSON, I DON'T HANG OUT WITH THE CROWD I USED TO HANG OUT WITH.))
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[OUT Q=hang out with]))
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The price tag for the entire event was about one- million dollars. A quarter of that will be paid for by the Graham Ministries and the rest will be paid for by donations from local churches and businesses.
[DOUBLE BOXES= JOY/JENN;]

Joy- it's too soon to know how the influx of thousands of people into Salem affected the local economy, but for Christians, both old and new, the event paid off.


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Despite two recent fires, parishioners at one church in Dublin didn't let that keep them from holding services this morning.
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The congregation of Dublin United Methodist Church met outside at their picnic area. Their church has suffered two fires in the past month.
[SUPER=03-Dublin/Monday April 28;]

The latest blaze started Monday afternoon and took firefighters more than two hours to extinguish. It was the second fire to damage the oldest section of the building. Investigators don't think the fires were the work of an arsonist, but are still trying to determine the cause.
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[Rke-Fire]


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Fire damaged a house in Roanoke this morning.
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It happened in the 27-hundred block of King Street in the Northeast section of the city.
Officials say the blaze started around 2, and was under control in just under an hour.
Two people were sent to the hospital with smoke inhalation, and one of them also suffered a heart attack.
There is no word on what caused the fire or the condition of the victims.
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[Toss-2-Brent] Joy tosses to Brent in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [05/04/2003]
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[WXPRO/FULL] WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Iraq]


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A soldier primary responsible for security in Baghad is shot by a civilian.
The soldier was wounded in the head, but he is in stable condition.
Meanwhile, the search for banned weapons continues. Chris Lawrence has more from Baghdad.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=203-Near Najaf, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=201-Colin Powell/U.S. Secretary of State; :30]
[SUPER=201-Donald Rumsfeld/U.S. Secretary of Defense; :40]
[SUPER=201-Chris Lawrence/CBS News; 1:05]
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((AMERICAN FORCES HAVE DISCOVERED 47 BODIES NEAR NAJAF ...MANY BLINDFOLDED WITH HANDS TIED BEHIND THEIR BACKS. IRAQIS BELIEVE SADDAM'S TROOPS EXECUTED THEM DURING A SHI-ITE UPRISING AFTER THE FIRST GULF WAR. BUT U-S OFFICIALS ARE STILL FOCUSED ON ANOTHER SEARCH ...FOR BANNED WEAPONS. SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL IS DEFENDING HIS ORIGINAL CASE TO THE UNITED NATIONS ...AND SAYS IRAQ HAS UP TO 500 TONS OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS.
(SOT: Colin Powell/U.S. Secretary of State)

10:38:25 "I'm absolutely sure that they had weapons of mass destruction, and I'm sure we will find them."
BUT THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DOESN'T THINK TROOPS WILL STUMBLE ACROSS THEM DURING THEIR SEARCHES.

(SOT: Donald Rumsfeld/U.S. Secretary of Defense)

11:10:12 "We're going to find what we find as a result of talking to people I believe, not simply by going to some site and hoping to discover it."
THERE'S A LOT TO GO THROUGH. LOOTERS CONTINUE TO PILLAGE BUILDINGS THAT ONCE BELONGED TO SADDAM. SOLDIERS ABANDONED THIS CAMP ...AND LEFT BUNKERS AND GAS MASKS BEHIND. THEY TRAINED TO FIGHT HERE, BUT THERE'S NO EVIDENCE OF ANY LAST STAND.

(CHRIS LAWRENCE/BAGHDAD)

"This is an Iraqi prison for soldiers who went AWOL from Saddam's army. You can still see the conditions in which they lived, and the bread they were given to eat. If they had any more than this, we didn't see any trace of it."
THAT WAS THEN ...AND THIS, IS NOW.

(nat of officer blowing whistle)


POLICE OFFICERS WENT BACK ON THE BEAT FOR THE FIRST TIME SUNDAY. AND IN MOSUL, IRAQIS WILL VOTE FOR NEW CITY LEADERS MONDAY. AND THE U-S HOPES THE ELECTION WILL KICK-START DEMOCRACY ACROSS THE COUNTRY. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD.))


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Hundreds of Palestinian families are being forced out of their homes in Baghdad.
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Nearly 350 families are living in tents on an old soccer field, displaced from their homes by Iraqis who came to claim their property as soon as Saddam Hussein's regime fell. Many of the Palestinian families came during the wars with Israel in 19-48 and 19-67. Up until now, Palestinians enjoyed the protection of Saddam's Ba'ath (BATH) Party after the Palestinians supported Iraq in the last Gulf War.
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Still to come on the newscast, scientists discover new information about the spread of the SARS virus,
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and it was an historic voyage for two astronauts, even if the landing didn't go exactly as planned.
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((Hey, folks. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Hornets tell Paul Silas to find a new hive. Rick and the Pistons are movin' on as are Dirk and the Mavs. Ahmad Brooks is ready to make his mark in Charlottesville, and Robby Gordon does circles around Indy. All that and then some on the way in sports.))

[Soyuz-Landing]


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It's the first time American astronauts came back to earth in a Russian space craft and the first time landing on foreign soil, even if it was a few hundred miles off course. Tom Fenton has the latest on the belated return of the International Space Station occupants.
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((WITH THE U-S SHUTTLE FLEET GROUNDED BECAUSE OF THE LOSS OF THE COLUMBIA.. A RUSSIAN SOYUZ ROCKET WAS PRESSED INTO SERVICE TO RETURN THE CREW AND IT DID...SAFELY...BUT TO A SPOT HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY FROM IT'S DESIGNATED LANDING SITE IN KAZAKHSTAN.. THE LAST MESSAGE FROM THE SOYUZ BEFORE IT HIT THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE RADIO BLACKED OUT INDICATED THE PARACHUTE HAD OPENED AND THE MOST BRUTAL PART OF REENTRY WAS OVER. BUT THERE STILL WERE TWO ANXIOUS HOURS WHILE THE RUSSIAN RECOVERY CREW SCOURED THE ARID COUNTRY. WHEN THEY FINALLY FOUND THE CAPSULE...THE 2 AMERICANS AND ONE RUSSIAN HAD ALREADY CRAWLED OUT AND WERE STANDING AROUND WAITING. ON THE WAY BACK TO WHERE THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE...ONE OF THE AMERICANS EXPLAINED HOW SURPRISED THEY WERE WHEN INSTRUMENTS TOLD THEM THEY WERE WAY OFF COURSE.
(SOT: ken bowersox, expedition six commander)

when we saw those signs our eyes got very wide cause we truly expected a nominal entry NARR: THERE WERE NO MAJOR INJURIES. IT WAS THE FIRST LANDING OF U-S ASTRONAUTS IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY...AND IN A FOREIGN SPACECRAFT THAT HAD NOT DESCENDED FROM ORBIT BEFORE.. BUT FOR AN ASTRONAUT THE UNEXPECTED IS ROUTINE... "Just a normal return to earth".))

[SARS]


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Health Officials say coughing and sneezing aren't the only significant ways the SARS virus is spread. It can also be transferred through human waste.
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In fact, the World Health Organization says human waste may be a more important method of spreading the infection than originally thought. The virus can live in diarrhea for at least four days.
Officials believe this may explain why leaky sewage pipes may have been a source of infection for an outbreak at a Hong Kong apartment complex.
Other studies have also found that the SARS virus can live on chilled surfaces like a refrigerator for as long as four days.
SARS has killed at 449 people and sickened more than 63-hundred world wide.
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[Feedback]


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Our viewer mail this week focused on a defense of the Dixie Chicks.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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((Fans came out in force and to the defense of the country music stars, at their first U.S. concert since a band member's remark she was ashamed to be from the same state as President Bush.
A viewer from Chatham (Bob Roberts) wrote: "I am deeply offended by your constant shots at the Dixie Chicks. It is "piling on" and unfair. You are in a business that relies on the First Amendment, yet you have tried to damage the careers of three women because of a rather minor statement of one. SHAME ON YA! Now, let's see if you have the character to report the support they have gotten and continue to get. Patriotism is love of COUNTRY, not a politician. I don't remember Republicans backing away from critical statements about Clinton."
And a fan from Roanoke (Carol Hendrix) wanted to point out that "It may or may not interest you to know that, as widely reported elsewhere, sales of their records actually increased, and their current CD quickly reached number one on Billboard charts. This is a prime example of either blatant bias or gross ignorance. Neither of which I find acceptable from a "prize-winning" news team."
Whatever you think about issues in the news, or our coverage of them, we like to hear from you.
Send in your comments by mail...fax...or email. And please include your hometown.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


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Still to come on News 7 at 11, we'll take you to a Cinco de Mayo celebration that has definately gone to the dogs,
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[VO-NAT]

and also, a deadly storm rips through Tornado Alley, as officials search for victims.
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[Monticello]


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Descendants of one of Thomas Jefferson's slaves, Sally Hemings, have been trying for years to join the Monticello Association and attend the yearly family reunion.
But now they say they are tired of all the fighting and have decided to hold their own reunions at Monticello.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape]


DNA tests have found a link between the Jefferson and Hemings families. Some historians believe Hemings was Jefferson's mistress, while others think she was the mistress of his brother.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Despite that, last year the Monticello Association formally excluded the Hemings from membership and prohibited its members from allowing more than two Hemings guests at each reunion.
Hemings family members plan to hold their reunion in July.

[Ren-Festival]


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Roanoke County was the site for jolly old England today.
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((NAT SOT: HUH, HUH, OH THIS SPANIARD KNOWS HOW TO FIGHT. SO YOU GIVE SPORT AFTER ALL. COME ON))
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The 2nd annual Virginia Renaissance Faire was held today at Green Hill park.
Performers dressed in 16th century costume.
And they re-enacted the happenings of this period as a history lesson for all ages.
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[SOT2:38:00]
[IN Q=When you become partof that time]

((WHEN YOU BECOME PART OF THAT TIME IT'S ALMOST MAGIC. IF YOU CAN LEARN TO HAVE FUN WITH YOUR HISTORY AND YOUR LITERATURE AND YOUR ARTS IN SUCH FASHION. YOU CAN DO IT WITH ANY TIME PERIOD IT DOESN'T' HAVE TO BE 1577 IT CAN BE ANY TIME))
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The faire also included medieval crafts and food. Organizers say it's important to have these events in Virginia because the state was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth.
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[VA-Profile]


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He was a high school athlete, but he has traded in a jersey for a leotard.
In this week's Virginia Profile, Marya Jones spoke with the only male dancer in Southwest Virginia's ballet company.
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[SUPER=01-Joseph Redwine/Dancer; :14]
[SUPER=01-Terri Post/SW VA Ballet Director; :33]
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[SOT 9:21]

((nats: music.))
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Three years ago, Joseph Redwine's life took an unexpected turn when he was bitten by the ballet bug.
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[SOT 2:13:35]

((JOSEPH REDWINE: I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT DANCE WAS. I'D NEVER WATCHED A DANCE CLASS. MY SISTERS DON'T TAKE DANCE. THEY'RE IN SPORTS AS WELL, SO THIS IS A BIG SHOCK. ))
[RUNS= :07]


As a lacrosse player, track runner and martial artist, Redwine had plenty of athletic ability.
He just never thought of applying it to ballet.
That is, until ballet came calling for him.
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[SOT 14:10]

((TERRI POST: IT WAS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WHEN WE DID NUTCRACKER AND I NEEDED SOMEONE TO BE THE FIGHT NUTCRACKER.))
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Terri Post, artistic director of the Southwest Virginia Ballet Company, worked with Joseph until he could dance the role.
Then, she offered him a scholarship to join the company.
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[SOT 12:49]

((TERRI POST: JOSEPH IS RATHER AMAZING. HE'S MANAGED TO ACCOMPLISH IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS WHAT IT TAKES SOME PEOPLE 10 YEARS OR MORE TO ACCOMPLISH. ))
[RUNS= :10]


Impressing other people with his newfound love wasn't so simple.
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[SOT 2:13:39]

((JOSEPH REDWINE: IT WAS A SHOCK FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE AND I LOST A LOT OF FRIENDS. BUT MY GOOD FRIENDS, THEY SUPPORTED ME AND THEY LIKE IT. THEY COME WATCH ME PERFORM. ))
[RUNS= :10]


Joseph will graduate from Cave Spring High School in June. In the meantime, he's practicing six days a week and working toward a career as a professional dancer.
He says the only thing better than dancing for the fun of it is getting paid to pirouette.
Marya Jones, News-7, Salem.))

[Tornado]


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A tornado rips throught parts of the Kansas City Area.
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[SUPER=03-Leavenworth, KS]


Officials say at least one person was killed and several dozen injured when the twister hit both Kansas City, Kansas and Missori.
The tornado stayed on the ground for about two-and-a-half hours. The storm caused power outages, natural gas leaks, and destroyed or damaged many homes.
The National Weather Service say there were actaully several twisters. The largest left a quarter-mile wide path of destruction.
Searchers are still looking for other possible victims.
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Coming up, the NBA Playoffs are now set with second round matchups, Paul Silas is looking for a new NBA home, and Jerry Nadeau get a visit from several colleagues, but first in tonight's exta point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :00]


Robby Gordon was in Indianapolis practicing for the upcoming Indy 500 at the end of the month, just a day after racing in the Pontiac Excitement 400 in Richmond. Scott Sharp posted the fastest time of the day, going over 228 miles per hour.
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The second round of the NBA playoffs are now set and the Pistons now get Philly while Dallas draws Sacramento.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Auburn Hills, MI/ESPN; :00]


Former Virginia star Rick Carlisle watched his Detroit team hold Tracy McGrady to 21 points on 7 of 24 shooting today.
Meanwhile, Virginia Union product Ben Wallace was busy throwing down the rebound of the Cliff Robinson miss. It must be the fro.
[SUPER=34-Orlando/93/Detroit/108/;]


Chauncey Billups tallied 37 for Detroit and the Pistons advance 108-93 winning the series 4 games to 3.
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[SUPER=01-Rick Carlisle/Pistons Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=into our greatest opportunity."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/ABC Sports; :00]


In Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 7 straight points late against the Blazers willing the Mavs to the second round 107 to 95.
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[S-Silas]


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In one other NBA note, the New Orleans Hornets have told Head Coach Paul Silas to buzz off.
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[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


Today the team fired Silas, the franchise leader in victories. Silas spent five seasons on the Hornets sidelines and leaves with an overall record of 208 wins and 155 losses. The team had been to the playoffs the past four seasons but had not advanced past the second round. This season the team was 47 and 35, good enough for third place in the Central Division. The Sixers eliminated the Hornets from the post season earlier this week.
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[S-Nadeau]


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There continue to be conflicting reports about the condition of Nascar driver Jerry Nadeau following his Friday practice crash in Richmond. The Hartford Courant in Nadeau's home state of Connecticut is reporting in Sunday's edition that the 32 year old has a skull fracture and is still in a medically induced coma. The article sites team sources who say that the prognosis as of Saturday night was not good. Nadeau was visited this morning by Kyle Petty, Jeff Burton, and Bobby Allison.

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UVA freshman sensation Ahmad Brooks is expected to have a huge impact this fall in Charlottesville. Steve Mason has more on the young linebacker.
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((Until the spring game, Al Groh was the only UVa coach who had seen Ahmad Brooks play at Fork Union. Now every coach on staff has reason to smile at the Cavaliers young talent and his spring performance made the wait worth while. ((AL GROH/UVA THIRD YEAR HEAD COACH:))
The 2001 USA Today high school national defensive player of the year was in on 48 tackles and four sacks at Fork Union last season. But Brooks seems humble after playing a few weeks with a talented Virginia defensive group. ((AHMAD BROOKS/UVA FRESHMAN LINEBACKER:))
Brooks was assigned Darryl Blackstock as a roommate and the rising sophomore who recorded 10 sacks as a freshman and was named national defensive freshman of the year by college football news.com, has been helpful but honest with Brooks.)) ((DARRYL BLACKSTOCK/ALL ACC HONORABLE MENTION AS FRESHMAN:)) ((STEVE MASON:BROOKS WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO APPLY THE KNOWLEDGE LEARNED FROM BLACKSTOCK QUICKLY THANKS TO SOME HOLES IN THE UVA LINEBACKING CORE. STARTERS ANGELO CROWELL AND MERRILL ROBERTSON ARE NOW WITH NFL TEAMS. STEVE MASON NEWS 7 SPORTS. ))





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On the links today, putters reigned supreme on the Pro Tour, contributing to two dramatic victories. We start at the HP Classic where Steve Flesch and Bob Estes went to a sudden death playoff.
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On the very first extra hole Flesch has the 35 footer for birdie and it's rollin', rollin' right in the jar. Estes misfired on his birdie effort and Steve Flesch wins his first tournament of the year, and 900 thousand big ones.
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And on the ladies side, Grace Park came up with similar heroics nailing a 20 foot par putt on the final hole to win the inaugural Michelob Light Open in Williamsburg by one shot.
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[Chihuahua-Race]


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And finally tonight, Cinco de Mayo celebrations are going to the dogs... literally.
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The sixth annual Chihuahua races got under way in Chandler, Arizona. Dogs from all over the area lined up to give it there all, in more ways than one. The winning dogs were crowned King and Queen Chihuahua. The alcohol free event is part of the cities Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
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