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Coming up on News 7-
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The House of Delegates makes a move on a 58-billion dollar state budget. President Bush looks for votes in the state that helped put him into office. And an old practical joke gets a second wind at an Illinois hockey game.
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Plus a not-so-spring-like forecast tomorrow. News 7 is next.

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A budget proposal makes it out of the house of delegates in Richmond, but there's still doubt of whether lawmakers will hammer out a deal anytime soon.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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The House of Delegates passed a 58-billion dollar budget bill today, but the Senate appears primed to reject it.


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The House added amendments that would put an increase to sales and income taxes to a statewide referendum, and closes some corporate tax loopholes. The budget, passed on a 60-35 vote, faces a vote tomorrow in the Senate, where it's expected to be rejected. That would put the budget impasse back into the hands of House and Senate negotiators who have failed to reach a compromise. Both houses will meet tomorrow afternoon at 3-o'clock.
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George Bush has officially begun his race for a second term in the Oval Office. Today, he held his first campaign rally in Florida, the pivitol state in the 2000 election. Jennifer Donelan has the story.
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((4 YEARS AGO, A TEXAS GOVERNOR WANTED TO MOVE TO WASHINGTON... BUSH 8/3/99 RNC 2000- 22:55:46 "a prosperous nation is ready to re-new it's purpose and unite behind great goals." THEN...THERE WAS NO WAR ON TERROR, THE ECONOMY WAS GOOD AND THE BIGGEST WHITE HOUSE SCANDAL INVOLVED A DRESS AND AN INTERN. THIS IS NOW... Sot: BUSH today 12:52:38 "For all Americans, these years in our history will always stand apart. YEARS THAT BROUGHT 9/11, THE WAR IN IRAQ, AND A STRUGGLING ECONOMY. THE MESSAGE FROM THE NATION'S COMMANDER IN CHIEF IS IT'S NO TIME TO CHANGE LEADERSHIP. THAT AS BUSH KICKED OFF HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN WITH A RALLY IN FLORIDA...THE VERY STATE THAT DECIDED HIS LAST ELECTION WIN IN 2000. BUSH: today 12:27:30 We confronted the dangers of state-sponsored terror and the spread of weapons of mass destruction, so we ended two of the most violent and dangerous regimes on Earth. We freed over 50 million people. BUT CRITICS SAY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION ALIENATED ALLIES ALONG THE WAY. GERMANY, FRANCE, AND NOW SPAIN - WHO RECENTLY VOTED OUT THE RULING PARTY THAT BACKED BUSH - ARE AGAINST A PRESENCE IN IRAQ. SOME OF THE SAME ANTI-WAR SENTIMENT BEING ECHOED THIS WEEKEND IN THE STATES. Bridge: Safely said, the war in Iraq will present a challenge to his re-election, but Bush says he had to make to some tough decisions here in Washington and he argues the country is safer. Another issue, promises to be a focal point in the heated battle for the White housejoblessness. BUSH OPPONENTS SAY DURING THE PAST 3 YEARS OF HIS POLICY...2.8 MILLION MANUFACTURING JOBS HAVE BEEN LOST. BUT BUSH POINTS TO A NEW MOMENTUM. bush: 12:33:25 Job creation is gaining strength. We've added more than 350,000 new jobs over the last six months. THE 2004 RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY IS GOING TO BE A TOUGH RACE. NATIONWIDE..BUSH AND DEMOCRATIC RIVAL, SENATOR JOHN KERRY ARE RUNNING NECK AND NECK. Bush: 12:22:35 Senator Kerry has been in Washington long enough to take both sides on just about every issue. WHOSE SIDE THE VOTERS PICK TO BE ON WILL BE DECIDED ALONG THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. THERE'S 8 MONTHS UNTIL ELECTION DAY AND THIS PRESIDENT'S FIGHT FOR ANOTHER FOUR IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY. JDO, CBS News, Washington.))




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Anger over the war in Iraq remains sharp as protesters took to the streets across much of the globe to mark the first anniversary of the conflict's beginning. Some said the war had only encouraged international terrorism.
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Nearly a hundred thousand protesters flooded Manhattan streets demanding the return of American troops.
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While 19 people were arrested in San Francisco after nearly a quarter million marchers descended on the cities financial district.
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Thousands more marched the streets of London to show disapproval of the war in Iraq. Two protesters were arrested after they scaled Big Ben to hang an anti-war banner on top.
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And in Cairo, Egypt, nearly 5 -thousand demonstrators burned American flags in anger over the war.
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Police in Spain have rounded up 10 suspects in connection with last week's train bombings, and there could be more arrests.
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Six Moroccans, two Indians, and one Spaniard are in custody -- the nationality of the tenth has not been made public.

Authorities say the Spaniard led four others to an explosives warehouse where they stole the dynamite used in the synchronized blasts. He reportedly got drugs in return. A Spanish judge has accused three Moroccans of 190 murders and of belonging to a terror group. The two Indians are accused of cooperating with terrorists. Those five actually accused deny any links to Al-Qaeda and say they were asleep during the attacks.
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Three teenagers are under arrest for a setting off an explosive device in Henry County. Two are underage -- the third is an adult.
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Two 17 year old boys are charged with felony manufacture, use, and transportation of an explosive device. One of them is held at the W-W Moore detention center in Danvile, and the other is under going mental health evaluation. 18 year old Jason Matthew Spence of Martinsville was also charged and is held in the Henry county jail on a 10-thousand dollar bond.
Police responded to a parking lot at this auto repair shop in Fieldale Thursday evening, after a bomb went off in the front seat of a car.
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Still ahead on the newscast, a new exhibit is rolling into a local museum...
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and fans at many sporting events have colorful ways of letting the opposing team know that "They stink". But fans at one hockey game took that to a new level. We'll have that story in a little bit.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, plenty of madness as the first 1 seed goes down. Plus the women's tourney invades Blacksburg, and Virginia goes down in the NIT. There's a new D3 champ a

nd the Express keeps its slim playoff hopes alive. All that and more on the way in sports.))[VMT-Auto]


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A local museum is speeding towards a new addition.
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The Virginia Museum of Transportation, which is known for its extensive collection of locomotives and train cars, is now opening an auto gallery. Right now restoration crews are working on clearing and repainting the warehouse where the cars will be displayed.
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((BOB DILLS, VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: IT'LL DO IN A GALLERY WITH AUTOMOBILE, WHAT WE'RE DOING WITH TRAINS HERE. IT'LL BE UNIQUE THAT IT WON'T BE THE SAME AUTOMOBILES ALL THE TIME, WE'LL BE ROTATING THE EXHIBIT.))
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Dills says the gallery is still years away, but it will be a wonderful addition to the area.
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An organization that was originally base in Roanoke has become a national voice for American troops wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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When wounded veterans come home, they often face another battle just to get on with their lives.
To give them a hand, former Marine John Melia (MEE-lee-uh) and members of his family started the Wounded Warrior Project.
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((WELL, RIGHT NOW, THE BIGGEST THING THAT WE'RE DOING IS, UH, COUNSELING WOUNDED SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN AND MARINES ON THEIR BENEFITS. WE'RE ALSO TALKING TO THEM ABOUT HOW ARE THEY GONNA, WHAT KIND OF CHALLENGES THEY'RE GONNA FACE IN CIVILIAN LIFE, AND WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING OUT TO CORPORATIONS AND TRYING TO GET SOME OF THESE GUYS HIRED BY COMPANIES.))
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The organization is also distributing special backpacks to wounded American vets.
The backpacks contain comfort supplies, including clothing, toiletries, and even C-D players.
For information on how to sponsor a backpack for a vet, just go to our website, at WDBJ7 dot com, and click on "Websites in The News."
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Goodyear avoids a strike, good news for a Roanoke business, and Franklin County's workforce training center has run out of room. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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Franklin County's workforce training center is looking for a new home. The Workforce Development Consortium provides job training for people in the region, through a partnership with area colleges. But, officials say job losses and the need for more specialized training has contributed to the center's need for more space. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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Construction on the Riverside Center for Research and Technology could begin soon.
The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the owner of Roanoke City Mills have agreed to a purchase price of eight million dollars.
The building will be demolished once the mill constructs a new facility and relocates.
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((I THINK OBVIOUSLY IT IS A MAJOR STEP FORWARD TO ALLOW US TO BEGIN DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA FOR THE FIRST BUILDING THAT CARILION HAS PLANNED, ALSO HOPEFULLY PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE MILL TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ITS PLANS.))
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Roanoke City Mills has been around for more than 80 years, and produces 500- thousand pounds of finished flour a day. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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Union workers at Danville's Goodyear plant will not go on strike. The United Steelworkers Local 831 says the company and the union reached a tentative contract agreement. Union members say sticking points were mandatory overtime, the placement of local holidays, and the mandatory purchase of safety shoes.
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Up next on the newscast, a mysterious disease sends a local boy back to the hospital...
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and these folks should feel free to toot their horns, at an exhibition with a tropical theme.
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A 7- year- old Natural Bridge boy is back in the hospital after months of battling an unknown virus.
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Dylan Dorsey fell ill back in August. What started as flu- like symptoms quickly progressed into a two- month coma. He returned home at the end of February, and was escorted by about 500 bikes from Charlottesville to Natural Bridge. Less than a week later Dylan was re- admitted to the hospital after developing a fever. His father, Rick, says Dylan is doing better and should be back at home next week. A group of bikers have already raised 17- hundred dollars to help the Dorsey's pay their medical bills. Another fund- raiser and poker run are scheduled for May.
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It's the first day of spring, but local kids are already looking ahead to summer fun.
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Roanoke County Parks and Recreation held its first camp- fair today. 25 area camps, including a few from North Carolina and West Virginia, came together to let parents and children know what's available.
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((GRAY CRAIG/MARKETING SPECIALIST: SUMMER CAMPS PROVIDE SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEAM BUILDING, GROUP INTERACTIONS AND SOCIAL ACTIVITY. IT'S REALLY AN IMPORTANT PART OF A WAY FOR A KID TO LEARN ABOUT OTHERS AND LEARN HOW TO COPE WITH WORKING WITH OTHER THROUGHOUT LIFE.))
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Craig says there are camps available that offer something for everyone.
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If you missed today's fair, but would like to learn more about area summer camps you can contact "Camp Roanoke" at 540-387-6114.
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A world record was set at one Illinois hockey game... the kind you can hear.
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Five thousand fans sat on whoopee cushions at the same time, during the second period of a minor league hockey game in Moline, Illinois. The event broke the old world record that was set last year in Brighton, England, where about 13-hundred people took part in a simultaneous whoopee cushion sitting. Today's game was played between the Quad City Mallards and the Flint Generals of the United Hockey League. The host Mallards promoted the game as "Flint Stinks Night."
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Coming up, the first number 1 seed exits the Big Dance, Uva is sent packing from the NIT, and the Tech women prep for Iowa, plus the Express continues the hunt for the post season, but first tonight's extra point,
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Greg Biffle used a quick pit stop late in today's Diamond Hill 200 Busch Race at Darlington to get out front and Biffle held on for his first victory at the Lady in Black, beating his Roush teammate Jeff Burton for the win.
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Saint Josesph's slipped past Texas Tech this afternoon, and Duke whipped Seton Hall 90 to 62 behind 21 points from JJ Redick. Those top seeds advanced to the Sweet 16 next week, but number one Stanford wasn't quite as fortunate.
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Alabama trailed the Cardinal by 11 at one point, but rallied to take the lead late in the second half.
Evan Brock throws down the jam, but Stanford had a good look to force overtime.
Dan Grunfeld came up short though and Bama pulled the shocker 70-67. Earlier on the same floor, Nevada, one of just 3 double digit seeds to make the second round took the Cinderella slipper from Gonzaga, leading by as many as 20 in the first half and blowing out the second seeded Zags 91 to 72.
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In a matchup of the last two national champs, Syracuse blew most of a 16 point lead, but Hakim Warrick scored 26 points to keep the Orange ahead of Maryland. The Cuse wasn't safely in the Sweet 16 though until DJ Strawberry missed two shots from in close as time wound down. Syracuse moves on 72 to 70.
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Chris Paul put on a show in Raleigh with 29 points and 6 assists including this one to Trent Strickland that helped Wake Forest ice Manhattan. The Deacs move on 84 to 80.
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Wisconsin-Stevens Point is the Division Three National Champ after taking out defending champion Williams today in Salem.
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Pointers Coach Jack Bennett is the brother of Washington State head man Dick Bennett.
His team grabbed control midway thru the first half as Tamaris Relerford steps out and buries a three from the wing. Stevens Point led by 5 at the break.
The lead ballooned to 10 in the second half. Final Four MVP and the coach's son Nick Bennett sticks the jumper for 3 of his 30 points in the game.
But the Ephs battled back. Jaris Cole gets free for the lay-in on the baseline.
It was tied at 82 late when the Pointers went inside to Jason Kalsow who fades away, but still draws
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cotton with just 2 seconds left. He had 24 and Wisconsin Stevens Point won it 84 to 82.
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The madness started in the women's tournament this morning. Liberty was making its 8th consecutive appearance in the dance. Each year the Flames have faced a team from the SEC.
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Georgia has been the opponent three times and today the Dogs jumped out front by scoring the game's first nine points and never looking back.
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Aundrea Dawson tried to do her part with moves like this one for the lay-up, but Georgia won it big 78 to 53.
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The Road to New Orleans and the Women's Final Four winds thru Blacksburg tomorrow. Virginia Tech faces Iowa in the East Region. Intern reporter Kate Collins previews the 8-9 matchup between the Hokies and the Hawkeyes.
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Tech and Iowa tip at noon tomorrow and will be followed by top seeded Penn State and Kelly Mazzante against the 16 seed Hampton.

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The Virginia Cavaliers were eliminated from the NIT this afternoon, making just 1 of 10 from behind the 3 point arc at Villanova.
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To the city of brotherly love where Pete Gillen's team got none.
The Cavs played some 'd' in the first half though. J-R Reynolds runs out and gets the transition hoop and the foul, but UVA trailed by nine at the half.
In the second half, Nova's lead was as many as 17. Allan Ray threw down with 23 points for the Wildcats.
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Elton Brown scored 13 points and Gary Forbes 19 for Virginia, but the Hoos shot only 38 percent and fell by 10, 73 to 63.
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The Roanoke Dazzle worked overtime this afternoon but came out on the short end against Columbus.
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To the Civic Center we go where the Dazzle and Riverdragons went to OT tied at 95.
Josh Asselin scored 26 this afternoon including these two on the strong move down the lane.
But Sedric Webber scored 28 for the visitors. He misses the runner, but the putback goes down and
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Columbus held on to win it 106 to 103.
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The Roanoke Express continued its playoff push tonight against South Carolina. The Express started the night 5 points out of a post season spot with 7 to play.
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The Stingrays and Express couldn't wait to get down to business, rumbling right off the opening faceoff.
South Carolina drew first blood on the scoreboard before Carl Mallette got this tally in front for a 1-all tie.
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Later, Andrew McPherson and Brian Perez teamed up for another Roanoke goal. The Express went on to win it 4 to 2.


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It's a contest in Florida where you literally try to blow out the competition.
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That was just a sample of what folks heard today at the 42nd annual "Key West Conch (Konk) Shell Blowing Contest." The contestants were judged on the quality, novelty, duration and loudness of the sounds they projected. The competition is a highlight of the island's annual Old Island Days festival, celebrating Key West's cultural heritage. Blowing into conch shells has been a local tradition since Calusa Indians used them as signaling devices.
A local historical re-enactor and a graphic artist from Illinois took first place in the men's and women's divisions.
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