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There's no longer a question as to whether lawmakers will wrap up the General Assembly session on time.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, Radford tries to stanch the flow of would-be nurses into other professions.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Group Two high school are hooping today at the state tourney in Richmond. Duke eliminates UVa -
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And Ga. Tech's Paul Hewitt got an eyeful this afternoon as his Yellow Jackets knocked out North Carolina at the buzzer in the quarterfinals.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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The weekend forecast begins strong on Saturday and ends on a soggy note late Sunday. Details ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN: THERE'S NO QUESTION WE WILL NOT HAVE A BUDGET ON TIME.))
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The General Assembly's long session is getting longer.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It is scheduled to end tomorrow but budget negotiators say they need more time.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
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Legislators want to add three more days to their 60 day session.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


With no budget deal in sight, they say they need the extra time to reach a consensus.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon joins us from the State Capitol with the latest.
Keith and Shannon, the mood was somber here today.
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The session is scheduled to adjourn tomorrow but lawmakers are now resigned to the fact that they won't be going home just yet.
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((DELEGATE VINCE CALLAHAN/R-HOUSE BUDGET CONFEREE: WE'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT.)) [RUNS:01]
Describing the ongoing budget meetings as sometimes testy and sometimes cordial, the House's top negotiator says conferees have hit a brickwall.
House Republicans are proposing to extend the session to Tuesday.
But at the same time, expressing doubt that three more days will make a difference.
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((DELEGATE VINCE CALLAHAN/R-HOUSE BUDGET CONFEREE: WE WANT TO GIVE IT EVERY SHOT WE CAN. MAYBE IT WON'T BUT I THINK WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA TO TRY UP TO THE ELEVENTH HOUR.)) [RUNS:07]
Conferees have made some progress by agreeing to shore up the state's rainy day fund.
They are still at an impasse on raising the state sales and incomes taxes but have been exploring the idea of taxing gas, electricity and water bills.
and most seem prepared to significantly boost the state's tax on cigarettes.
A two-thirds majority vote by both houses is required to extend the session.
And most say they are willing to stay as long as it takes.
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((SENATOR JOHN CHICHESTER/R-SENATE BUDGET CONFEREE: WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO WORK AND WORK AND WORK UNTIL WE IRON IT OUT.
IT'S A DIFFICULT BUDGET I KNOW THAT AND I'VE BEEN THROUGH ELEVEN OF THEM.)) [RUNS:07]))
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Both chambers are set to convene tomorrow morning at 11:00. At that time they will need to vote extending the session.
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They are also expected to vote on whether or not to forego their $115-a-day reimbursement.

[Hidden-Valley]


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Officials evacuated Hidden Valley High School today because of a bomb hoax.
It's the second time in two weeks that someone found a threatening note on a bathroom door.
Since it was near the end of the school day, officials sent the students home.
Police searched the building, but didn't find anything.

[Brown]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A evangelical pastor in Salem was locked up again today for violating a court order to stay away from the man she attacked with a crow bar last year.
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Judy Brown has yet to be sentenced for trying to kill her next door neighbor, a fellow pastor and the husband of her lesbian lover. The judge had allowed the 51-year old preacher to remain free on bond
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as long as she steer clear of Ted Smart and his wife, Toby. Brown has already sold her home next to the Smart's. Tuesday morning she decided to go by the house, because, she said, she was so sad about leaving.
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((JUDY BROWN/DEFENDANT; I JUST THOUGHT IF I COULD DRIVE BY MY HOME ONE TIME FOR JUST A MOMENT WHILE IT'S STILL MY HOME AND JUST TAKE ONE LAST QUICK LOOK AT IT. AND THAT'S WHAT I DID.))
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An off-duty police officer happened to see her and reported it. The city Commonwealth's Attorney asked the judge to lock her up.
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((JUDGE JAMES SWANSON/SALEM CIRCUIT COURT; BY YOUR OWN ADMISSION YOU VIOLATED MY ORDER, AND I CAN'T SEE WHERE I HAVE A CHOICE. I'M GOING TO REVOKE YOUR BOND AND REMAND YOU TO CUSTODY.))
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Presumably Brown will stay in jail until she's sentenced two weeks from today for malicious wounding and breaking and entering with intent to commit murder.
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[D'ville-Murder]


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No arrest yet in the murder of a Danville woman last night.
Around nine, 34-year-old Annie Deloris Howerton was shot several times at a liquor store in the 200 block of North Union Street.
Danville police say it appears robbery was "not" the motive in the crime.

[Tech-Fall]


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The construction worker who fell down an elevator shaft yesterday has died from his injuries.
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Virginia Tech officials identify him as Robert Muller. He was an employee of Thyssen-Krupp (Thigh-son Krup) Elevator Company, which is installing the elevator at the new Career Services Building. Officials say Muller fell 15 to 20 feet yesterday afternoon and died last night at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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Local schools are pitching in to eliminate a nation-wide nursing shortage... but they're encountering a shortage of their own in the process.
We'll explain next on News 7 at 6.
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Plus see how the son of a D-Day veteran is making good on his pledge to bring area school children to the Bedford memorial.
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Local Universities are starting to feel the pinch from a nationwide nursing shortage.
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It's estimated the country will need one million new and replacement nurses by 2010 to meet the growing health care needs.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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But as New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa found out, to have more nurses you have to have more nursing teachers.
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((She may look like a nurse, but this is a student training at Radford University to become one. And with so much attention on the nationwide nursing shortage, more and more like her are signing up at local colleges. The problem is... local colleges are running out of room.

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((MARCELLA GRIGGS: WE CAN NOT INCREASE ENROLLMENT.. MORE THAN WE HAVE NOW BECAUSE WE HAVE REACHED THE MAXIMUM, WE DON'T HAVE ANY MORE MONEY TO HIRE MORE FACULTY.)) [RUNS:10]
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and if you don't have enough teachers, you won't ever have enough nurses.

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((KARMA CASTLEBERRY:NURSES ARE SORT OF ONE OF THOSE COMMODITIES YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT UNTIL YOU NEED ONE. AND WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE ONE YOU SAY WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. WHY ISN'T SOMEONE ANSWERING MY LIGHT, WHY ISN'T SOMEONE ANSWERING MY QUESTION)) [RUNS:12]
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Tristan Perry is one of the youngest nurses on Radford's staff, they're hoping for more like her.

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((TRISTAN PERRY: NURSES ARE THE BACKBONE OF HEALTH CARE. IF IT WASN'T FOR US I BELIEVE THE WHOLE SYSTEM WOULD COLLAPSE BECAUSE WE PROVIDE THE PATIENT CARE)) [RUNS:10]
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((RACHEL DEPOMPA: AS MORE AND MORE PEOPLE START FILLING THESE EXAM TABLES EDUCATORS SAY IT'S NOT ABOUT PRODUCING MASS QUANTITIES OF NURSES. IT'S ABOUT PRODUCING QUALITY NURSES AND TO DO THAT THEY NEED MONEY TO EDUCATE THEM.)) [RUNS:11]
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((KARMA CASTLEBERRY:THE STATE NEEDS TO RECOGNIZE THAT THEY NEED TO PUT MORE RESOURCES INTO PAYING FACULTY TO SUPPORTING ADVANCED NURSING EDUCATION. )) [RUNS:10]
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A task force with the state council of higher education is currently compiling data to submit to the general assembly about the nursing problem and the needs. Rachel DePompa News 7, Radford.))

[Harris]


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Members of Roanoke City's School Board say it's NOT unusual to be talking about Superintendent Wayne Harris this time of year.
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This week, the School Board has been holding meetings this week discussing Harris' performance. It's part of a mid-year evaluation that board members say is meant to clear the air, so there are no surprises when the end of the year evaluation is completed. Some board members admit the process has taken longer than usual this year because of concerns about his performance.

No additional meetings are planned so far, and the evaluation is expected to be completed within the next week or two.

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[Hogan]


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A local businessman announced his candidacy for Congress today.
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51-year-old Don Hogan, owner of Proserv, is running as a Libertarian in the Sixth District. The Roanoke native says he has always been involved in politics, even though he has never held a seat in office.
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((DON HOGAN/(L) CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS:WHEN PEOPLE HAVE SERVED 20 YEARS AT A TIME, IT BECOMES A POWER STRUGGLE AND A POWER PLAY. AND I THINK WE NEED FRESH IDEAS AND CHANGES, WHERE SOMEBODY FRESH CAN SAY LET'S DO THIS A DIFFERENT WAY.))
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If elected Hogan says he'll push for the Fair Tax proposal, which would replace the current annual income tax - with a tax on goods and services.
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Hogan is trying to unseat incumbent Republican Bob Goodlatte.

[Stocks]


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Wall Street put an end to its week-long skid.
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The DOW jumped 112 points.
NASDAQ rose 41.
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[Stephenson]


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The book of Psalms calls upon the faithful to praise the Lord with music and dancing.
A Catholic priest who was renowned for heeding that call during his stay in Roanoke has passed away.
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Father Lloyd Stephenson was the pastor at Saint Gerard's for seven years in the mid-eighties and early nineties.
A liturgical dancer, the 6-foot-7 cleric with the "My Lawd" license plate once took part in a production about Henry Street.
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Father Stephenson withdrew from active ministry last year because of poor health.
The Diocese of Richmond says he died yesterday, at the age of 50.
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[Schools-DDay]


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For a Roanoke man, a school field trip today was a dream come true.
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Gerald Willis started a campaign more than a year ago to send every area student to the National D- Day Memorial. Today more than 150 Woodrow Wilson Middle School students visited the memorial, thanks to Willis' donation to Roanoke City schools.
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((GERALD WILLIS: SO FAR I'VE GIVEN 5,000 DOLLARS OF MY DADDY'S INHERITANCE MONEY TO THE CITY OF ROANOKE. SINCE THEN I'VE RAISED 4,000 DOLLARS GIVING 2,500 TO ROANOKE COUNTY, A THOUSAND TO SALEM, BUT I'VE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO.))
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Willis hopes to one day add other localities to the list. He says he got the idea one day while wearing a D- Day hat. A little girl asked "What's D-Day" and that's when he knew he had to do something. Veterans say they too are grateful for a gift that's breathing new life into their legacies.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Group Two A schools are in the state basketball spotlight today in Richmond.

Highlights from this afternoon's games are on the way - PLUS -
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the Virginia Cavaliers play well today - but not quite well enough to upset Duke. Details from Greensboro in moment.
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We begin tonight at the state hoop tournament in Richmond at VCU's Siegle center. This afternoon in the Group Two A semi-finals Magna Vista beat Fort Defiance.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/Ft. Defiance vs. Magna Vista; :00]

Former Laurel Park head coach and current Magna Vista athletic director Frank Scott was leading the cheers. The Warriors led by two at halftime. Melissa Penn would score 19 points including these two down low for Magna Vista.
The Warriors then worked the rock to Brenee (BRUH-NAY) Hairston who bombs away from the corner nailed the three ball.

Brittany Kellam led the way with 26 points for Magna Vista.
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She gets free on this play and Magna Vista advances with a hard fought 65-to-59 win over the Indians.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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The Northside girls play Bruton tonight at 7pm.


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The first boys' Group Two A semi-final today featured Heritage and Greensville County.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/Heritage vs. Greensville Co.; :00]

The Pioneers were hoping to use their height to their advantage in this one. And the big man - Frisco Sandidge - gets the party started by knocking down the 15 foot jumper for the Pioneers. Just a few plays later - Wayne Ford bombs away from the corner for a three pointer. Heritage jumped out to a quick lead on the Eagles. The Pioneers then forced the action with their defense. Quin Chilton lays in the fingeroll at the other end.
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Heritage leads Greensville County 38 to 30 early in the 4th.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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Salem takes on Robert E. Lee tonight at 8:45.

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Duke and Virginia hooked up in the ACC quarterfinals this afternoon. J.J. Redick and Todd Billett would combine to score just 7 points on 1 of 11 shooting - but JJ got more help than Billet did to lead Duke to a 10 points win. Steve Mason has more from Greensboro.
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[S-ACC]


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The other game that just wrapped up here on WDBJ-7 this afternoon.
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would see North Carolina and Ga. Tech trade shots and lead for 40 minutes. Carolina had a comfortable lead in the first ten minutes of the game, but Ga. Tech slowly get back in it and take a four point halftime lead. It came down to the final second as Jarrett Jack hits this jumper with one tick left as Ga. Tech beats beats Carolina in the
[super=33-Ga. Tech/83/North Carolina/82;]

quarterfinals and moves on to play Duke tomorrow at 1:30 in first semi-final.
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[GO TO PINNACLE NIGHT GAMES] Later tonight the action continues here on WDBJ-7 as N.C. State takes on Florida State at seven, and Wake Forest and Maryland hook up at 9:30. Tomorrow's semi-finals and Sunday's title game are also right here on WDBJ-7
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Cup cars qualified this afternoon in Hampton, Georgia for this Sunday's Golden Corral 500.
Ryan Newman won the pole -
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[SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/Speed;:00]

and the only one who had a chance of beating late was rookie Brian Vickers. He turned a fast lap to get the outside pole, but Vickers was still a mile an hour slower than Newman. We'll rundown the starting grid for you at 11.
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[Pallas-Cat]
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The cat collection at Mill Mountain Zoo is growing.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Although it could be a while before the newest addition is introduced to the public.
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Katya (caughtcha) is a nearly one year old Asian Pallas (palace) cat the zoo acquired from the Cincinnati Zoo. At 8 or 9 pounds she's almost full size. She's being kept in quarantine until the zoo can build her a special enclosure.
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((DAVE WOOD/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: WE WANT TO BUILD AN OUTDOOR EXHIBIT THAT LOOKS GREAT, NATURAL, AND THE THEN THE PUBLIC CAN SEE HER. SHE'S NOT ON DISPLAY AND UNTIL WE BUILD THE EXHIBIT SHE WON'T BE ON DISPLAY BECAUSE OF PROTECTING HER FROM THE TOXO.))
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[OUT Q=protecting her from the toxo.]
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Toxoplasmosis (TOCKSOH-plazz-MOH-siss) is a parasitic infection that could be fatal to Katya's offspring if and when she has cubs. The zoo hopes to welcome a male Pallas cat sometime this fall and breed the two.
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