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Coming up on News 7-
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Four of the six Democratic presidential nominees make a capital appearance in Virginia's capital city. An infant girl born with two heads dies after surgery. And more controversy at the Grammy's... but this time it's a security concern.
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Plus more cold in the forecast. News 7 is next.

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The political spotlight was on Virginia tonight.
Four candidates were in the state vying for votes.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Richmond-Dems]


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Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina had their turns.
Tonight it was Virginia's chance to meet the Democratic presidential candidates.
Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has more.
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For the first time in 16 years, Virginia Democrats have a lot to be excited about.
This year the state is playing a bigger role in deciding who gets a shot at the White House.
John Kerry, John Edwards, Wes Clark and Al Sharpton are making it clear they want to be Virginia's candidate. [standup] Two senators, a general and a reverend came to Richmond to woo Virginia' Democrats
All are hoping to win Tuesday's primary and be one step closer to the White House.
Fresh off victories in Michigan and Washington state, Senator Kerry had some fighting words for President George Bush.
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North Carolina Senator John Edwards says he will do more to keep jobs in America.
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Retired General Wesley Clark says he will make a better Commander-in Chief than the current one.
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Still winless, Reverend Al Sharpton says he expects to do well in Virginia.
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Governor Howard Dean and Congressman Dennis Kucinich have decided to minimize their campaigning in the state, a decision that will likely affect the outcome on Tuesday.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))


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Before heading to Richmond, General Clark spread his message in Roanoke this morning.
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The Democratic presidential hopeful started the day by greeting nearly 100 supporters at Tudor's Biscuit World in Roanoke. There he outlined the reasons why he's the best Democrat to battle President Bush for the White House. Clark decided against campaigning in Michigan in order to focus on Tuesday's primaries in Virginia and Tennessee. He calls himself a southerner all Virginians can relate to.
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((WESLEY CLARK/(D) CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT; I'VE LIVED IN VIRGINIA SEVERAL TIMES - IN THE TIDEWATER REGION AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA. TRAVELED EXTENSIVELY - HAD A LOT OF FRIENDS IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA AND I JUST LOVE VIRGINIA. IT'S JUST A GREAT STATE AND I THINK THE VALUES I REPRESENT - THE WAY I GREW UP - WHAT I BELIEVE IN PATRIOTISM, FAITH, FAMILY. THESE ARE VALUES THAT ALL VIRGINIANS AND ALL PEOPLE AROUND THE COUNTRY CAN IDENTIFY WITH.))
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Clark left Roanoke on his way to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford before making a stop in Lynchburg. The latest Mason Dixon poll shows Clark in third place behind Senator John Kerry and Senator John Edwards.
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[Caucus-Results]


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Back to the Presidential race now, it appears like Senator John Kerry is the man to beat in the democratic nominating process. He won delegate-rich Michigan tonight, along with Washington. Chris Lawrence has more from Michigan.
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((IT WASNT A SURPRISE BUT THE VICTORIES ARE NO LESS IMPRESSIVEMICHIGAN AND WASHINGTON DEMOCRATS OVERWHELMINGLY VOTED FOR SENATOR JOHN KERRY AS THEIR PRESIDENTIAL NOMINE. WITH THE MOST DELEGATES OF ANY STATE SO FAR - MICHIGAN IS A VALUABLE ASSET - BUT AFTER KERRY BUILT AND EARLY LEAD IN THE POLLS MANY CANDIDATES SKIPPED THE STATE AND THEIR NO-SHOW WAS NO GOOD TO VOTERS: Super: Everett Boaks/Michigan voter
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in Michigan. SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS WAS CRUSHED BY KERRY IN MICHIGAN AND MADE AN EVEN POORER SHOWING OUT WEST - HE FOCUSED ON RALLYING SUPPORT IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, LIKE WISCONSIN:
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145134 This is the guy that can beat George Bush everywhere - in the east, the west the north - and talking like this.in the south!! AND THATS WHERE JOHN KERRY SPENT HIS DAY - IN TENNESSEE - PROMOTING SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY - AND PROMISING TO BEAT THE PRESIDENT:
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Like father and son, one term and youre done!! WITH SEVERAL CANDIDATES CONCEDING MICHIGAN TO KERRY .GENERAL WESLEY CLARK AND REVERAND AL SHARPTON DECIDE TO LOOK TO FOR SUPPPORT IN OTHER STATES: THEY JOINED KERRY AND EDWARDS IN RICHMOND VIRGINIA SATURDAY NIGHT - WHERE VOTERS WILL GO TO THE POLLS FOR THEIR PRIMARY ON TUESDAY: NATSND chanting Wes Clark, Wes Clark ... No matter who the Democratic party picks as their candidate for President... a new poll suggests taking the White House may be getting easier. President Bush's job approval rating has dropped 10% in the past month. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Lansing.))


[Primary-Results]


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Democrats in Roanoke picked their nominees for Roanoke City Council today.
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[TAKE MAYOR PINNACLE FS #1005]

Nelson Harris beat former mayor David Bowers for the nomination for mayor, 55 percent to 45. Harris will face Republican Alice Hincker in the May election.
[TAKE COUNCIL PAGE 1 #1006]

And for City Council, the top three vote-getters advance to the general election with the blessing of the Democratic Party. Sherman Lea edged out incumbent Bev Fitzpatrick for the most votes, and Brian Wishneff gets the final nomination. Incumbent Linda Wyatt is left out of the money.
[TAKE COUNCIL PAGE 2 #1007]

Michael Palmer, incumbent Bill Bestpitch, and Randy Leftwich rounded out the 7-person race.
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[Firehouse-Primary]


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About 22- hundred voters cast their ballots in the primary. And as Jennifer Wishon reports, party leaders believe a number of hot issues contributed to the high turnout.
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Democratic nominee hopefuls took their places in front of the Roanoke Civic Center early.
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((ROSANA ANDERSON: YOU KNOW YOU SEE DIFFERENT CANDIDATES ON TELEVISION BUT FOR THEM TO BE OUT FRONT TO MEET THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS, I THINK THAT'S GREAT.))
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Voters also turned out early and in full force. 15 minutes after doors opened a line of people snaked around the exhibit hall. For many, it was an effort to beat this. ((NATS OF MONSTER TRUCK)) The Monster Truck show previously scheduled for Saturday night was so popular a daytime show was added after the primary was scheduled- making parking a challenge for afternoon voters. But citizens kept their focus on the issues.
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((JOHN NEAL: I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO RECOGNIZE THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE A LITTLE BETTER AND STOP PUSHING STUFF DOWN OUR THROATS.))
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Party leaders say it's hot issues like what to do with Victory Stadium, taxes, school safety and administration issues that have increased the number of candidates and voters.
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((JIM BRUBAKER: I'VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE PARTY FOR ABOUT 18 YEARS AND I'VE NEVER SEEN THIS MANY AND I THINK IT'S AN EXCITING TIME.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES WILL NOW SET THEIR SIGHTS ON MAY 4TH. THAT'S WHEN THEIR NAMES WILL BE PLACED ON THE BALLOT, ALONGSIDE REPUBLICAN AND INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
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Layoffs are coming to a textile maker in Galax. That story still ahead on the newscast.
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and a tragic ending to an experimental surgery, as doctors try to remove a second head from a young girl.
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((Hey everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, DJ spins a tune in the Budweiser Shootout. Blue Ridge and River Ridge hoops. UVA cries wolf against the PACK, and the Roanoke women get back on track against Emory. Plus, new rules and regs for high school wreslters, and a former Olympian visits the Valley. All that and more on the way in sports.))
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An accident in Campbell County last night sent four people to the hospital.
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Officials say three cars collided in front of Lacks' Auto Body on Waterlick Road just before midnight.
Three victims were immediately taken to Lynchburg General with injuries. Another was taken later after complaining of chest pains.
One of the victims was trapped inside the vehicle for 15 minutes.
There's no word yet as to what charges - if any - will be filed.
The victims names have not been released.
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Fleece and jersey material-maker National Textiles will lay off nearly 200-workers at its Virginia and North Carolina plants. More than 80 workers will lose their jobs in Galax ... the rest from the company's facility in Forest City, North Carolina. The company says production must be reduced because its sales are down for its goods. National Textiles employs about four-thousand workers in Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Tennessee.



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It was the first surgery of its kind. But after eleven hours, an infant girl died from complications after undergoing surgery to remove a second head.
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Doctors say the eight week old girl lost a lot of blood during the complex operation, and that apparently caused a heart attack. Without the operation, Rebeca Martinez would have barely been able to lift her head at three months old, and the second head would prevent her brain from developing.
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Still to come on the newscast, a Grammy-nominated group is apparently singing the wrong tune for immigration officials...
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and you'd better duck around these folks. It's a snowball fight of MAMMOTH proportions.
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[Tons-Fun]


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One mall in Roanoke County was home to an event for the kids today.
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Tanglewood Mall played host to the 5th annual Tons of Fun Children's Event, sponsored by the Roanoke County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Tons of Fun features a variety of games and activities for children 12 and under, at no cost to parents.
Organizers say while the event is called tons of fun, the kids get a lot more out of it than they think.
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((LESLIE ROOP/ROANOKE CO. RECREATION, PARKS & TOURISM: I THINK THEY GET A GREAT HANDS ON LEARNING EXPERIENCE YOU KNOW WE HAVE ANIMALS THEY CAN TOUCH FROM MILL MOUTAIN ZOO, WE HAVE INTERACTIVE GAMES FROM THE LIBRARY, INSTRUMENTS DANCE CLASSES IT'S JUST A WIDE VARIETY... NON-STOP FUN.))
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Some of this year's favorites were the life-size games, the Bubble Wrap Stomp, and a larger than life sand sculpture.


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[Learning-Center]


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A new learning center in Roanoke County is getting personal.
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The Huntington Learning Center is located in the Old Country Shopping Center off Starkey Road. It's part of a supplemental learning franchise, but is locally owned by area residents Diana and Rob Barrett. The center's mission is to help students of all ages achieve their goals through skills, motivation and confidence.
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((DIANA BARRETT: FOR EVERY STUDENT THERE'S A DIFFERENT STYLE AND SOMETIMES IT'S AUDITORY AND SOMETIMES IT TAKES A LITTLE MORE TIME TO LEARN. EVERYONE'S DIFFERENT AND YOU HAVE TO MEET THEM WHERE THEY ARE.))
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Interested students are first given a diagnostic test to find out their strengths and weaknesses. A personalized program is then developed to meet the student's needs. The center is open Monday through Thursday and Saturday and employs three full time and five part time instructors. Anyone interested can call 1-800-Can-Learn for more information.
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[Grammy-Nominees]


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The Grammy's are tomorrow, but some of the nominees will not be there because the U-S government says they're a threat to national security.
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All five nominees for this year's Grammy for "Best traditional tropical Latin album" are Cuban musicians. Officials in Cuba say they were denied visas under U-S immigration regulations, barring entry to the States of people considered a threat to national security. The head of the Cuban Music Institute says the Bush Administration blocked the visas to please Cuban American voters in Miami.
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Coming up, the Bud Shoout kick starts the 2004 Nascar season, high school hoops from Botetourt and Fleming, plus UVA finds hard times again in the ACC, but first tonight's extra point,
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earlier today former Olympian Rowdy Gaines paid a visit to the Carter Athletic Center pool at North Cross.
Gaines won gold at the 84 Games in the 100 meter freestyle, the 400 meter freestyle relay, and the 400 meter medley relay.
He put on a clinic for about 50 local youth swimmers this morning and his message was a simple one.
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Dale Jarrett suffered thru the worst season of his career last year, but tonight he jumpstarted his 2004 campaign in the Bud Shootout. The last two times he's won the non-points event, he has gone on to win the Daytona 500.
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19 drivers including former event winners and last season's pole winners suited up for the 70 lap all star party.


With just 20 to go, Jeremy Mayfield gets loose and runs Dave Blaney into the wall. Mayfield had started on the pole but finished 18th.
Jarrett got pushed to the front by Dale Earnhardt, Junior on the second to last lap. As they raced to the checkers Ryan Newman loses control and takes out Jamie McMurray with him. That was a mess on the backstretch. DJ beat Junior back to the flag to win the Shootout for the third time.
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[S-Fleming]


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To the high school hardwood where area teams are jockeying for post season tournament seeding with just a couple of weeks left in the regular season.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Vikings vs. Colonels; :00]


Tonight, Northside and William Fleming locked up at the Colonels house.
The Vikes Aaron Simpkins gets free down low and scores an easy two for Billy Pope's team.
Then check out Darryl Gresham who picks up the slack for his teammate Dwayne Priest putting the airball back up and in for the Colonels.
[SUPER=33-Northside/42/William Fleming/44/;]


Then on the break, Gresham finishes things off. Fleming took care of Northside 44 to 42.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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At Lord Botetourt, the Cavs renewed their rivalry with Alleghany.
Bosco Williams was doing his thing for the Mountaineers. He gets the steal and then throws down the jam sandwich at the other end as Alleghany led by 3 in the third quarter.
Joe Richmond answered for Botetourt, following up his own miss with a board and a bucket.
The Cavaliers then worked the rock
[SUPER=33-Alleghany/43/Lord Botetourt/40/;]

inside to Jacob Hudgins who scored off the window. But Alleghany came back to win it 43-40.
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[S-UVA]


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Virginia dropped its 4th straight ACC contest this afternoon at home, losing by 16 to N.C. State.
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The Cavs simply had no answer for the Pack's Julius Hodge. Hodge torched the Hoos for 26 points including 15 in the first half as State led by 11.
Devin Smith tried to rally the home team. Smith put in this jam on the break to keep UVA in it. He scored 14.
JR Reynolds then finished with the tough drive for 2 more, but the Wolfpack pulled away down the stretch
[SUPER=33-N.C. State/79/Virginia/63/;]

dropping Virginia to 2 and 7 in the league with a 79-63 win.
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[S-Noke]


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The Roanoke College women have struggled much of the season, but today knocked off ODAC rival Emory & Henry at the Bast Center.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Wasps vs. Maroons; :00]


Susan Dunagan's team was fresh off a loss to Randolph-Macon Women's College earlier this week.
Jennie Schafer got the Noke started by scoring two with the strong move down low.
But Emory hung tough thanks to shots like this one from Alleghany product Shannon Brown who goes down the lane for the bucket.
[SUPER=33-Emory & Henry/55/Roanoke/60/;]


Roanoke got this bomb from Kayce Smith to lead by four at the break. The Maroons went on to win 60 to 55.
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[S-Wrestle]


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The high school wrestling season is now in the home stretch, and as the teams head for the post season they are reflecting on a season of rules changes. Intern reporter Kate Collins has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Vinton/Big Orange Tournament; :00]
[SUPER=01-Adam Moore/Franklin County Wrestler; :21]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Dresser/Christiansburg Coach; :42]
[SUPER=01-Eugene Brown/Franklin County Coach; :59]
[SUPER=01-Matt Epperly/Christiansburg Wrestler; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Joyce/Patrick Henry Wrestler; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Kate Collins; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q="...Kate Collins, News 7 Sports"]

((The rules have given the phrase Weight Watchers new meaning. Grapplers must maintain seven percent body fat at all times and, even if a wrestler is well above the required percentage, he or she cannot lose more than 1.5 percent of that fat with in a seven day period. The goal, to avoid dehydration and drastic weight loss. ((Adam Moore:)) Under the new regulations, wrestlers were weighed one week proir to this season's official start and they continue weighing at practices and before matches. ((Kevin Dresser:)) While there are some positive affects on the athletes health, the work load has increased for coaches and school officials. ((Eugene Brown:)) ((Matt Epperly:)) ((Jeff Joyce:)) ((KATE COLLINS:))))

[Snowball-Fight]


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Hundreds of Minnesotans took out their frustrations from the snow today on each other.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Burnsville, MN]

Actually, they were trying to break the record for the world's largest snowball fight. Organizers at Buck Hill Ski Area in Burnsville hoped to get 24 hundred people to take part, but a final tally hasn't been released. The event began at eight in the morning when the temperature was hovering around 15 degrees. An emergency response team was on hand just in case. On top of having a little fun, the snow throwers also helped out charity... bringing canned goods that will be donated to area food shelters. (------------)