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Coming up on News 7-
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Debate over the budget winds up costing lawmakers time. Their session is now officially running late. Plus, the mean streets of Roanoke became the green streets of Roanoke as the city partied in honor of the Irish. And, speaking of streets, these robots could have used one as they tried to trudge through the sand.
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News 7 is next.

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There's no budget in Richmond yet, but now legislators will be pulling some extra hours to try to keep Virginia's finances afloat.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young, in for Myranda Stephens.

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The 2004 General Assembly session is in overtime.
Today was scheduled to be the last day of the session but budget negotiators were unable to agree on a spending plan.
Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has more.
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((The day started out with a show of fashion and force by House Republicans, many of whom put on seersucker suits to send the Senate and the governor a message.
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((DELEGATE TIM HUGO/R-CENTREVILLE: WE ARE GOING TO STAY HERE NO MATTER HOW HOT IT GETS TO PROTECT THE TAXPAYERS OF VIRGINIA.))
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((DELEGATE R. LEE WARE/R-POWHATAN: BETTER THAT WE CHANGE OUR WARDROBES THAN WE SHOULD ABANDON OUR CONVICTIONS AT THE EXPENSE OF VIRGINIA'S CITIZENS.))
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And House Democrats expressed their frustration over the majority party's failure to produce a budget.
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((DELEGATE JACKIE STUMP/D-WE HAVE TO GO HOME AND SAY CALL US WHEN YOU GET A BUDGET. ALL THEY'RE DOING IS PLAYING A GAME RIGHT NOW AND ALL WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING IS SITTING THERE LOOKING AT EACH OTHER.))
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All leading up to what many saw coming all along.
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The Republican-led House and Senate were forced to extend the session past its constitutional deadline to Tuesday, giving conferees three more days to reconcile their differences over tax increases.
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((SENATOR JOHN CHICHESTER/R-FREDERICKSBURG: I HOPE ITS MORE THAN ENOUGH. WE'RE GOING TO WORK LIKE THE MISCHIEF TO SEE THAT ITS ENOUGH.))
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Governor Warner blamed both chambers for the stalemate and urged them to get their act together.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: ENOUGH POSTURING, ENOUGH CHEST THUMPING LET'S STOP THE BACK SLAPPING WHEN FOLKS TRY TO SCORE POLITICAL POINTS. :35 :44 ITS TIME FOR BOTH TO MOVE TO COMPROMISE. :46))
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The House's lead conferee expressed frustration over the pace of the negotiations but says the state will get a budget one way or another.
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((DELEGATE VINCE CALLAHAN/R-MCLEAN: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A BUDGET BY JUNE 30 COME HELL OR HIGH WATER.))
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And that may be what it takes to bring the House and Senate together.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))

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A teenager was killed in an accident on Route 220 in Roanoke County around 6 o'clock this morning. Police say 18 year old Nicholas Todd Hall was driving near Willow Branch Road, when he ran off the right side of the road, struck a guardrail before hitting a tree. Hall was pronounced dead at the scene, and police say he WAS wearing his seat belt.

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A man was hit and killed yesterday while walking in Buena Vista. 23-year-old William Tibbs was walking along 29th Street West just after 6 yesterday morning when he was struck by a car. Tibbs was walking with his back to traffic. The accident happened near the Buena Vista Visitor's Center. The name of the driver has not been released. Charges have been filed.
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Officials in Spain say al-Qaida is claiming responsibility for the series of fatal blasts aboard commuter trains in Madrid Thursday... but, it's still being determined whether the claim is genuine. The group allegedly took responsibility in a videotaped release, but officials still aren't ruling out other possiblities. Jennifer Donelan has more.
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((Authorities say three Moroccans and two Indians were being held in connection with a cell found in a gym bag carrying explosives discovered in the wreckage. In all - there were ten explosions on 4 commuter trains the horror re-lived on this recorded call for help
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Autopsies so far have revealed the bombings were not the work of suicide bombers. Basque separatists known as ETA are still on the government's list of suspects. But ETA has denied responsibility and a local radio station reports Spanish intelligence are 99% convinced Islamic militants are to blame for the mangled steel ... 200 dead.... and 1500 injured.

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The world may be waiting to find out who is responsible for Thursdays attacks but that question on this day matters little to those who lost loved ones the first funerals being held the families are grieving they are saying good bye.
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Beatres Corces / Red Cross Worker they are suffering a lot theyre in shock Corces, a Red Cross worker, helped families deal with their shock in a small working class town outside of Madrid. With flowers and somber faces they paid their respects to those who died on their way to work thursday.
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Silvia Garcia / Commuter i am very sad i can only think of the families and the victims Sadness filled one the cities main train stations the scene of the deadliest blast - 100s of candles flickered as commuters stopped at what is for this country ground zero. JDO, CBS News, Madrid.))

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The reminders of the Spanish attack are everywhere in U-S train and subway stations.
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There are bomb sniffing dogs, national guard soldiers, and heavier weapons -- all intended to prevent a rail attack in this country. The show of force may send a clear message, but whether it can prevent a terrorist attack is another question.
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((THEY DIDN'T INSPECT OUR BAGS EITHER HERE OR IN CHICAGO. THAT'S THE ONLY THING WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT. THERE IS NO INSPECTION FOR BAGS LIKE ON A PLANE))
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Security experts say it would be cost prohibitive to check every passenger's bags. And it would be hard to post security because there are thousands of platforms, entrances and exits, just for the subway and rail system in New York City alone.
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((RANDY LARSON/HOMELAND SECURITY CONSULTANT--INSTEAD OF TRYING TO DEFEND THESE FACILITIES AT THE POINT OF ATTACK, WE SHOULD BE INVESTING OUR MONEY IN INTELLIGENCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TO PREVENT THESE ATTACKS A WEEK BEFOREHAND OR A MONTH BEFOREHAND.))
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Many say the attacks in Spain give the U-S a chance to look for ways to increase rail security at home.
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Investigators believe a mass murder in Fresno yesterday may have been a ritual killing.
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Nine people were killed, seven of them children, and the way police found the bodies raises some questions.
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((JERRY DRYER/FRESNO POLICE CHIEF--THE BODIES ARE NOT ONLY CLOSE TO EACH OTHER IN PROXIMITY BUT IN SOME PLACES ALSO INTERTWINED, STACKED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER))
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The bodies were so intertwined, it took hours for authorities to get an accurate body count. Murder charges will be filed against 57 year old Marcus Wesson, who is believed to be the father of most of the victims, grandfather to two of them. Police initially went to Wesson's home when two women said he would not return custody of their kids. The women ran outside for help when Wesson ignored police orders to come out and barricaded himself inside. Neighbors say they heard shots, then screams, and Wesson came out covered in blood to be arrested.
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Still ahead on the newscast, more than a little bit of green was flashed in downtown Roanoke today...
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and a little later on the newscast, a race for technology takes one step forward and two steps back.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, we'll crown three area state champs from the state capital. Duke survives to play for a 6th straight ACC title, and the Terps tame the Pack. Plus, the Liberty women don their dancing shoes for the 8th consecutive time. Sports is a sprint to the finish in just a few.)) [Kerry]

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John Kerry has reached the magic number.
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An Associated Press tally says the four-term Massachusetts senator, seen here campaigning in Illinois, today secured the delegates he needs to win the Democratic presidential nomination. He needed 2-thousand-162 delegates - today he reached 2-thousand-193. A spokeswoman says Kerry's pleased to have as many delegates as he does but that he will continue to fight for as many votes as he can until the convention. The convention will host more than 43-hundred delegates.
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[Celtic-Festival]


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The City of Roanoke was awash in a sea of green today.
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((NAT SOUND OF IRISH MUSIC))
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Thousands donned kilts and the color green at Roanoke's annual Celtic Festival today. The event kicked off this afternoon with a parade that has become the largest in the valley. "Honoring those who keep us free and safe" was this year's theme. After the parade revelers moved to the Wachovia Plaza for a day filled with bagpipes, food and drink.
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((NATS OF BAGPIPES AT FESTIVAL.))
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((CARL CRENNEL/ATTENDED THE CELTIC FESTIVAL: THIS IS GREAT MAN. YOU GOT THE BAND PLAYING. I'VE SEEN PEOPLE WALKING AROUND WITH THE SKIRTS SO IT'S GREAT. I MEAN ROANOKE AS A CITY HAS DONE A GREAT JOB AND HOPEFULLY ROANOKE WILL HAVE MANY MORE LIKE THIS AND I'LL BE BACK NEXT YEAR FOR SAINT PATTY'S DAY.))
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Today's event is recognized as one of the largest Saint Patrick's Celebrations in the southeast.
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Nearly 20 students gathered in Roanoke today to compete for the honor of best speller.
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This morning, the Clarion Hotel was full of students, parents, and teachers for the 31st annual Roanoke Times Regional Spelling Bee. The competition for bragging rights came down to students from Roanoke and Botetourt Counties.
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((DIDACTIC... D-I-D-A-C-T-I-C... DIDACTIC.))
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But that's the guy, John Minnich of Roanoke County won today's competition. He wins a trip to take part in the national spelling bee in Washington D-C.
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Still ahead on the newscast, he has a world record, but has the message gotten through? We'll hear from a marathon preacher. Plus,
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((MARION RAMSEY: DON'T MOVE DIRTBAG.))
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Find out what words of encouragement this actress has for contestants in the Miss Roanoke Valley Pageant. We'll explain after the break.
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[World-Record]


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A Shawsville preacher set a world record last spring, but says he won't try anything like it again.
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Last April, Norman Ramsey beat the record of a 48- hour lecture by preaching for more than 51 hours. But two weeks later a man on the west coast beat his time by nine minutes with a lecture on the evolution of the presidency. Ramsey, who pastors White Memorial Methodist Church, says even though his efforts won't be published, his goals were accomplished.
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((NORMAN RAMSEY: OUR REAL GOAL WAS TO GIVE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR THE GOSPEL. TO SEE HOW JESUS WAS REVEALED PARTICULARLY IN THE PSALMS DURING OUR ATTEMPT, BUT HOPEFULLY EVERY DAY SINCE THEN HOW JESUS IS REVEALED PERIOD.))
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Ramsey says he doesn't think he could physically make it through another challenge, plus his wife wouldn't let him.. But says the experience has taught him to take advantage of every means of worship.
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[Pageant]


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Some local pageant contestants got "down and dirty" in Salem today.
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Candidates for Miss Roanoke Valley 2004 visited "Thunder Valley" for an afternoon of miniature golf, laser tag and go- cart racing. Pageant organizers wanted contestants to get to know one other before next Saturday's competition at Cave Spring High School. Contestants will spend the next week rehearsing. They say the audience is in for a real treat.
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((ASHLEY BRADEN/CAVE SPRING HIGH SCHOOL: IT'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF FUN. THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF ENTERTAINMENT AND IT'LL BE A GREAT THING.)) ((KELLY SCHUMEYER/HIDDEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL: I THINK IT WILL BE INTERESTING WITH EVERYBODY'S DIFFERENT TALENTS.))
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All 11 contestants in this year's competition are from the Roanoke Valley. Marion Ramsey is back to co- host the event. The actress best known as Officer Hooks in the Police Academy movies just finished recording interviews for a D-V-D box set to be released next month.
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((MARION RAMSEY: EVERYONE'S IN GREAT SPIRITS AND SO IF THAT GOES WELL WE MIGHT DO NUMBER EIGHT AND WHO KNOWS IT MAY BE SHOT IN VIRGINIA.))
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The winner of the Miss Roanoke Valley Pageant will go on to compete in the Miss Virginia Pageant in June.
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Coming up, Altavista's boys and girls claim state title hardware as do the Magna Vista ladies, Liberty's women are dancing again, and the 51st ACC Championship is now set, but first tonight's extra point,
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In today's Easy Care 200 Truck race in Atlanta, Bobby Hamilton slipped past Mike Skinner in the final turn and then held on for the win as the two traded paint coming to the checkers. Skinner slid across the line in second while Hamilton picked up his 5th Truck series win.
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The Altavista boys and girls basketball teams swept the Group A state championships today against Radford and Riverheads. Steve Mason has more from the Siegel Center in Richmond.
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The Magna Vista ladies were hoping to bring back a trophy to Henry County, as they took on Bruton in the Group Two-A girls final.
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Vicky Hayes Scott was firing up the troops early on.
The Warriors built on a 4 point halftime lead as Brenee Hairston knocked down a triple to make it 29-22.
Brittany Kellam did her part for Magna Vista.
[SUPER=33-Magna Vista/56/Bruton/49/;]

She dials long distance from the corner not once, but twice, finishing with 25 points and 8 boards. Magna Vista fell behind by 4 in the fourth quarter, but rallied to win the title 56 to 49.
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The Liberty University women are headed back to the NCAA Tournament after winning their 8th consecutive Big South Tourney title today, taking out Birmingham-Southern.
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Carey Greene's team got a fight from the Panthers at the Vines Center.
League Player of the Year Katie Feenstra led the Flames with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Liberty held the visitors to ten percent shooting in the opening half and then weathered a late run as Kristal
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Tharp gets two points off the turnover. The Flames won it 54 to 41.
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JJ Redick struggled shooting for the second straight day, but Duke got huge contributions elsewhere to eliminate Georgia Tech from the ACC Tournament.
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B-J Elder poured in 25 points to lead the Jackets, but Tech had just one other double figure scorer.
Shelden Williams tallied 20 points and pulled down 18 rebounds for the Dukies, who also got 17 and 8 assists
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from Chris Duhon. Duke will go after its 6th consecutive tournament title Sunday after an 85-71 win.
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In the second semfinal, Julius Hodge scored 31 points for NC State as the Pack led Maryland by as many as 21.
But the Terps and John Gilchrist had the last laugh. Gilchrist, the Virginia Beach product, carried the
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Terrapins by scoring 31 points. Maryland shot nearly 70 percent in the second half and rallied for the win 85 to 82.
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[TAKE PINNACLE BOARD---ACC CHAMPIONSHIP]


And you can catch the Blue Devils and Terps in the 51st ACC Tournament Championship tomorrow afternoon at 1, right here on Your Hometown Station.

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The Virginia Cavaliers now await their post season destination. While UVA is likely headed to another NIT, the Cavs haven't given up on an invite to the Big Dance.
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We finish up at the Roanoke Civic Center where the Roanoke Dazzle was trying to take over first place in the NBDL standings tonight with a win over Huntsville.
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Spongebob Squarepants lives in a pineapple under the sea, but tonight he made some friends right here in the Star City.
The Dazzle did its part to make him feel at home. Geoff Owens backs in down low and scores two with the left hand.
A little later, Mike King takes the feed from Marque Perry and buries a deep three as the shot clock expires. But the Daz trailed by 5.
[SUPER=33-Huntsville/91/Roanoke/81/;]

Geoff's brother Kevin Owens then gets busy in the paint. But the Flight won it by 10, 91-81.
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A high tech race across the desert proved that unmanned vehicles still have a ways to go...
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[SUPER=03-Barstow, CA; ]

The one million-dollar race across California's Mojave Desert ended quickly today after all 15 robotic racers broke down or withdrew. That includes Virginia Tech's converted golf cart, which failed after traveling about 100 yards. Tech engineers say the brakes seized. The Pentagon's research and development agency planned to give a one million-dollar prize to the first team whose robot could cover the 150 mile course in less than ten hours. But in the end, the farthest anyone got was about 7 miles from the starting line.
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