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Coming up on News 7--

Franklin Graham delivers his final message in Salem --we'll have a live report.
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and a fire may have destroyed their church but it didn't stop this congregation from worshiping together this morning.


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Tonight in sports, highlights from two game sevens in the NBA playoffs, a look back at last night's Pontiac Excitment 400, and
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Steve Mason checks in with UVA's freshman sensation Ahmad Brooks.
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You had to look really hard to find any sunshine across the region today, and clouds will only increase overnight with showers developing late. We'll take a look at the wet and cool forecast coming up.
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News 7 at six is next. [Video-Open]
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The Southwest Virginia Festival with Franklin Graham wraps up with the largest crowd yet.
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton in for Teresa Hamilton.

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An event that was years in the making comes to a close tonight.
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Jennifer Wishon is outside the festival and joins us with more.
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((ROLLCUE:...still calling the festival a blessing.))
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One of the speakers said festival goers should be grateful for the rain that relieved drought conditions in the valley.
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A house in Roanoke was damaged by fire 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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Parishioners of one of the oldest churches in the area weren't about to let a damaged building disrupt their 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.
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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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A clarification to a story we aired last week about the Virginia Association of Counties. Last Sunday we reported the state spent more than 300-hundred thousand dollars of taxpayers money at the Homestead while more than 18-hundred state workers were being laid off. The money did not actually come from state government, it was from the local governments that took part in the convention.

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Still to come, some descendants of Thomas Jefferson give up their fight to be accepted by others,
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and also, despite threatening skies, Green Hill Park served as the setting for jolly old England today.
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It was a time of rebirth in England... but today the Renaissance era came back to life in Roanoke County.
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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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((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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For years descendants of Thomas Jefferson's slave, Sally Hemings, have been seeking membership into the Monticello Association and trying to 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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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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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.

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In this week's health review, last year the West Nile Virus ran across the coast, and veterinarians are warning horse owners to take action. Spring allergies can hit pets as well as people.
And health officials prepare to give the smallpox vaccine.
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One veterinarian says the West Nile vaccine for horses has shown to provide 90 to 95 percent protection against the disease for at least a year.
Without the shot horses are very susceptible to the virus.
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((UP TO 35 PERCENT OF HORSES WHO WILL ACTUALLY EXHIBIT CLINICAL SIGNS OF THE DISEASE WILL DIE FROM EITHER BEING EUTHANIZED OR DIE FORM THE DIE FROM THE DISEASE ITSELF. SO IT HAS A HIGH MORTALITY RATE COMPARED TO OTHER EQUINE DISEASE THAT WE HAVE)) [RUNS15]
Infected mosquitos transfer the virus to horses.
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Does you pet have the sniffles or seem to be scratching all the time?
Well it could have allergies.
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((ONE THING IS THAT IT SEEM THAT DOGS THAT HAVE REALLY FAIR SKIN OR PINK SKIN OR WHITE COAT SEEM TO BE MORE PREVALENT IN HAVING ALLERGIES. BUT ANY BREED ANY TYPE OF DOG, CAT OR FERRET CAN HAVE ALLERGIES)) [RUNS15]
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Dr. Bowman says pet owners should look out for the signs: If a dog or cat scathes a lot or licks their feet. In cats you might notice scabs or hair loss because of the licking. Other symptoms include recurrent skin and ear infections, and sneezing. They are a variety of medications to treat your pet's allergies.
Dr. Bowman says antihistamines are typically the first line of defense, but allergy shots and steroids are an option in more severe cases.
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((WE'LL ALSO RECOMMEND IF THEY HAVE A LONG COAT IS TO CLIP THE COAT. USE A FREQUENT BATH. IF THEY GOT LONG FUR ON THEIR FEET TRY TO TRIM THE FUR ON THEIR FEET BECAUSE IF THEY'RE ALLERGIC TO GRASS TAKING SOME OF THAT FUR OFF WILL HELP)) [RUNS15]
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In other health news,
Local health officials held a mock smallpox vaccination clinic on Wednesday.
So far no health care workers in the Roanoke Valley have received vaccine.
Health officials say right now their efforts on the make sure they are prepared to give the vaccine to large numbers of people.
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((OUR STAFF WE'RE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE LOGISTICS OF RUNNING LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE THROUGH THE VACCINATION CLINIC THAN THEY WERE ABOUT DOING THE ACTUALLY VACCINATIONS. SO IT WAS A HIGH PRIORITY FOR US TO FEEL VERY CONFIDENT)) [RUNS16]
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Health officials say soon they will start vaccinating public health workers, hospital staff, and emergency responders.))




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Still ahead on the newscast, viewers speak out in defense of the Dixie Chicks,
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and he has taken an unusual path to get where he is. We'll introduce you to the only male member of Southwest virginia's ballet company.
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The viewer mail this week brought a couple of comments about criticism 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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It was an unlikely transition, from the lacrosse field to the dance floor.
But for one Cave Spring High School senior, ballet is no passing fancy.
In this week's Virginia Profile, Marya Jones spoke with the lone male dancer in Southwest Virginia's ballet company.
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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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((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. ))
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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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((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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((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. ))
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Impressing other people with his newfound love wasn't so simple.
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((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. ))
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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.))

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Coming up, a look at UVA linebacker Ahmad Brooks, Jerry Nadeau has some Nascar visitors at a Richmond hospital and

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the Magic runs out of tricks today against the Pistons.
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The Detroit Pistons have safely avoided being eliminated by the eighth seeded Magic in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Pistons become just the seventh NBA team in history to advance after falling behind three games to one in a series.
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Former Virginia star Rick Carlisle watched his team hold Tracy McGrady to 21 points on 7 of 24 shooting.
Meanwhile, Virginia Union product Ben Wallace was busy throwing down the rebound of the Cliff Robinson miss. It must be the fro.
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Chauncey Billups tallied 37 for Detroit just a couple of days after scoring 40. The Pistons advance 108-93 winning the series 4 games to 3.
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In Dallas, the Blazers tried to become the only team to win four straight games after falling behind three-oh. But Nick van Exel scored 26 and Dirk Nowitzky added 31 for the Mavs who survived 107 to 95.
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While Saturday reports concerning Jerry Nadeau's health were encouraging, one today is a bit more disturbing. 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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Jason Keller finished 32nd last night driving Nadeau's car in the Ponitac Excitment 400, a race won by Joe Nemechek.
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Nemechek led 6 times for a total of 155 laps, but with 173 to go Nemechek missed pit road when the rest of the field came in. He later pitted on his own losing 24 spots before working his way back up thru the field to win the rain shortened event for his third career victory.
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With a third place run, Dale Earnhardt, Junior trimmed Matt Kenseth's points lead from 44 down to just 20.

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Football season is still a few months away, but the excitement over UVa football arrival Ahmad Brooks is still buzzing in Charlottesville. Steve Mason has more on the freshman.
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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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We finish up on the links tonight where Steve Flesch has won the HP Classic in New Orleans.
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Flesch and Bob Estes went to a sudden death playoff tied at 21-under par, but on the very first extra hole Flesch puts the 30 footer right in the jar. That put all the pressure on Estes who couldn't knock it down. Steve Flesch wins(------------) his first tournament of the year, earning a 900 thousand dollar paycheck.