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Coming up on News 7-
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Virginia's House and Senate fail to see eye to eye over the state budget bill. A new book claims President Bush ignored clear warning signs of the September Eleventh attacks. And a controversial wax gets the ax in Germany.
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Plus, a look at this week's forecast. Stay with us, News 7 is next.

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((JOHN EDWARDS: WE FACE A VERY SERIOUS CRISIS HERE IN VIRGINIA.))
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Local lawmakers agree to disagree as state budget negotiations remain stalled.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[State-Budget]


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Representatives from both chambers of the General Assembly headed back to Richmond today to try to reach a compromise on the state budget.
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Local law- makers had a few hours this weekend to return home and meet with constituents. Senator John Edwards says HIS constituents are outraged at the General Assembly's inability to do its job.
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) ROANOKE: THE BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE RIGHT NOW SEEMS TO BE THAT THE QUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT WE WANT TO FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION AS IT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY THE COMMONWEALTH, OR SHIFT THAT EVEN MORE BACK TO THE LOCALITIES WHICH WOULD PROBABLY HAVE TO RAISE REAL ESTATE TAX RATES IN ORDER TO FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION.)) ((DEL. WILLIAM FRALIN/(R) ROANOKE: I BELIEVE THE HOUSE PLAN WHICH MATCHES THE GOVERNOR'S SPENDING LEVELS IN K-12 EDUCATION, REPLENISHING THE RAINY DAY FUND, HIGHER EDUCATION IS ACTUALLY A REALLY SIGNIFICANT STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.))

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Fralin and Edwards both say they're disappointed the legislature couldn't reach a budget agreement during its regular session. This is the fifth day of a SPECIAL session dedicated to the budget, but the two chambers remain deadlocked over tax increases.
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Further budget negotiations have been put on hold until Wednesday, that's the earliest the House budget *conferees* are willing to meet. Meanwhile, Governor Mark Warner will make a stop at Mill Mountain Coffee in Roanoke tomorrow at 10 o'clock to discuss the potential consequences if the General Assembly cannot pass a budget.

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Lynchburg Police are looking for a suspect in a stabbing today.
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Police say 44-year-old Albert Kelly stabbed a woman several times including a severe neck wound. The victim was taken to Lynchburg General Hosptial for surgery, and is expected to recover from her injuries. Authorities are asking anyone with information about the stabbing or Kelly's whereabouts to call the Lynchburg City Police.
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[D'ville-Robbery]


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Danville police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store this morning.
Police responded to the Fast Mart in the 600 block of Arnett Boulevard just before one.
Officials say the suspect demanded money, then jumped over the counter and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. Police say the man did not appear to have a weapon and the clerk was not hurt. Police are still investigating.
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[TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FS] Anyone with information is asked to call Danville Crimestoppers at (434) 793-0000.
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[Floyd-Fatal]


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One man was killed in a single vehicle accident yesterday afternoon. State Police say 56 year old Aldo (ALL-doh) Larry Vest of Copper Hill was driving on Route 610 in Floyd County around 6-thirty. A preliminary investigation revealed that Vest's car ran off the right side of the road, flipped over several times and landed on the bank of a creek. Police say Vest was NOT wearing his seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

[Gas-Prices]


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How HIGH can they go? That's what consumers are asking about area gas prices, but as Jennifer Wishon (WI-shon)reports, they could be much worse.
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((((NATS OF CARS DRIVING BY)) The first day of Spring enticed many people to take a ride with the windows down, and it's costing them more to get from place to place. ((QUICK NATS OF CARS))
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Five years ago area residents could find gasoline for just 69- cents a gallon. Earlier this month, the price per gallon for regular gas in Virginia hit 1.62- surpassing last year's record set prior to the war.
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Ann Robeson enjoys traveling and is paying attention to the money she's forking out for fuel.
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((ANN ROBESON: I'VE STARTED PAYING CASH INSTEAD OF USING CREDIT CARDS AND I TAKE OUT A CERTAIN AMOUNT EACH WEEK AND NOW I'M GOING TO BE TAKING OUT A LITTLE MORE.))
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High gas prices are forcing Wendy Jones to budget her money more carefully and change her pumping habits.
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((WENDY JONES: I NORMALLY GIVE MYSELF A FULL TANK, BUT WITH THE INCREASE IN THE PRICES I THINK I WILL ONLY DO HALF WAY FULL.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: GASOLINE PRICES ARE EXPECTED TO GO UP EVEN MORE BEFORE THEY GO DOWN, BUT COMPARED TO HISTORICAL SPIKES- THESE PRICES ARE JUST A DROP IN THE CAN.))
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[Insert Pre-Pro Here] According to the Department of Energy a gallon of unleaded regular gas hit $1.37 in 1981. Factoring in inflation - in today's dollars that equals $2.81 - $1.19 more than gas today. Ten years ago gasoline cost $1.11 per gallon. Today that would equal $1.39. Just 23- cents less than today's prices. [Back to video] Still the recent hike has some motorists in a bind and officials say not to expect relief any time soon... prices are expected to peak over the summer. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))


[81-Widening]


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The future of Interstate 81 was the topic of discussion at a local church today.
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Speakers at the "Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke" discussed ways to improve the Interstate. The congregation was encouraged to get involved in decision making and support solutions that would use existing infrastructures like railroads.
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((LIZA FIELD/CONSERVATIONIST: WE TEND TO HAND OUR LANDSCAPES OVER TO TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS- THEY DESIGN OUR CITIES, THEY DESIGN OUR INTERSTATES SO WE NEED MORE OF A SENSE OF THE VERTICAL SENSE OF A PLACE, THE HISTORY, THE WILDLIFE, THE WATER, THE SKY.))
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The commissioner of V-Dot entered negotiations with Star- Solutions earlier this month. The group of contractors plan to widen Interstate 81 and charge tolls to pay for the improvements. However, an 18- month environmental study must be conducted before any improvements are made.
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Still ahead on the newscast, if you're looking for that picture perfect smile, you may be surprised at the results of a new study...
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and also, President Bush's former terrorism advisor gives his former boss an "F" in fighting al-Qaida. We'll hear from him next.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, UAB blazes a trail to knock off the top Cats from Kentucky, the second number 1 seed to exit the dance in as many days. The Tech ladies advance to round two with some hot hands, and Jimmie Johnson cruises at the track too tough to tame. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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In a few days the commission investigating the September 11th attacks on America will hold it's first public hearings. Now comes a new book that says President Bush ignored clear cut warnings that al Qaeda was going to attack. Patty Davis reports.
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((Richard Clarke was President Bush's top terror advisor. And tonight on the CBS News broadcast 60 Minutes, he tells Lesley Stahl the President and his aides were desperate to find an Iraq connection to the September 11th attacks. STAHL: Didn't you tell him that you'd looked and-- and there'd been no connection? CLARKE: 08:20:34 I said-- I said; Mr. President. We've done this before. We-- we have been looking at this. We looked at it with an open mind. There's no connection. He came back at me and said, "Iraq! Saddam! Find out if there's a connection." And in a very intimidating way. I mean// that we should come back with that answer. The former White House terrorism advisor says that - before the 9-11 attacks - the Bush administration did not take intelligence reports pointing to Al Qaeda threats seriously. CLARKE: 08:25:58 We had a terrorist organization that was going after us! Al-Qaeda. That should have been the first item on the agenda. And it was pushed back and back and back for months.// bridge: Clarke will testify this week before the Commission on 9-11 investigating whether the attacks on the pentagon and NY could have been avoided. Also this week - Clarke's new book "Against All Enemies" is set to be released. The White House completely discounts Clarke's charges about pressuring Clarke for a link to Iraq and they add - the President did not ignore the intelligence about Al Qaeda. HADLEY: at one point the President became somewhat impatient with us and said, "I'm tired of swatting flies. Where's my new strategy to eliminate al Qaeda?" The White House also points out - that even if the president asked about a connection to Iraq - he was simply trying to identify any possible suspects . And the bottom line - they say is that - the President ordered an invasion of Afghanistan in retaliation for 9-11. PD, CBS News, Washington))


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A wax statue of Adolf Hitler has forced a German museum to close its doors.
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The life size figure of the Nazi dictator stirred so much controversy in Berlin, that the bank owning the building housing the museum asked them to leave. The wax Hitler shared a room with other World War Two figures like Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt. The museum director, who says she lost half her relatives to the Nazi's, denied she was glorifying Hitler, and blamed the press for the controversy.
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[Teeth-Whiteners]


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Over-the-counter teeth whiteners may be the cheapest and least painful way to sparkle those pearly whites.
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A new study by the University of Florida shows that some over the counter kits may be more effective than a visit to the dentist.
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((DR. INGVAR MAGUSSON/UF DENTAL RESEARCHER--A STRIP CONTAINING 14 PERCENT HYDROGEN-PEROXIDE GOT BETTER RESULTS IN TERMS
OF BLEACHING THAN THE --- PEROXIDE PRODUCT. AND ALSO WE HAD FEWER SIDE EFFECTS))
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Researchers tested strips against the custom mold tray whiteners and found that the strips caused less tooth sensitivity and gum line pain. Patients applied the strip whitener for thirty minutes twice a day for three weeks, while another group used the traditional method overnight for two weeks.
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Still to come on the newscast, some local bowlers lend their spare time to try to strike against multiple sclerosis.
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and these surely aren't the swallows of Capistrano, as one Ohio town celebrates the return of the buzzards. We'll explain a little later.
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[Sun-Pyramid]


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Thousands of people flocked to one of Mexico's ancient Aztec pyramids to mark the spring equinox this weekend.
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Every year people climb the Pyramid of the Sun to purge the icy winter, and recieve the sun's energy that the Aztec's believed arrives with spring. Long lines of people snaked up the pyramid where a witch doctor conducts spiritual cleansings with branches of the Mexican pirul tree, and receive amulets for love, work, and health. The Pyramid of the Sun has nearly 300 steps and is about 215 feet tall.
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[Explore-Park]


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For a decade now, Virginia's Explore Park has been a place to learn about history and wildlife, and today, the park teamed up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to expand that role.
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The groups announced a new wildlife area near the Roanoke River that will serve as an outdoor classroom for the Valley's students, and provide observation opportunities for individuals who want to see wild turkey in their natural habitat.
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((DEBORAH H. PITTS/EXEC. DIR. EXPLORE PARK--THE WILDLIFE AREA CONSISTS OF A FEED PLOT WITH A WONDERFUL OBSERVATION DECK SET BACK FROM THE FEED PLOT. SO THAT FOLKS CAN COME UP AND OBSERVE WILDLIFE IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT.))
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The National Wild Turkey Federation is a group supporting scientific wildlife management, and advocates for wild turkey hunters in North America.
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((LEWIS HUFF/ROANOKE CHAP. NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION--WE HAVE TAKEN THE WILDLIFE'S HABITAT OR THEIR HOME TO BUILD HOME FOR US, SHOPPING CENTERS AND HIGHWAYS. SO WHAT WE'VE DECIDED TO DO WE HAVE THE MEANS AND THE RESOURCES, WE'LL COME BACK AND IMPROVE THE EXISTING WILDLIFE HABITAT. WE CALL IT WILDLIFE HABITAT ENHANCEMENT.))
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Huff says the new wildlife area at Explore Park has been enhanced so that one acre of land will contain the same amount of food and shelter as hundreds of acres for wild turkey.
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[Bowlathon]


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Area bowlers came together to strike down a debilitating disease today.
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Nearly 200 bowlers put on their best game at Lee- Hi Lanes to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis. The event was organized by the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National M- S Society. The chapter serves 23- hundred local people who suffer from MS- a disease that breaks down and scars the central nervous system.
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((FAY PAINTER: PEOPLE WITH MS DON'T KNOW WHEN AN ATTACK WILL OCCUR, HOW LONG IT WILL LAST, HOW MUCH DISABILITY THEY'LL HAVE. THE HARDEST PART OF LIVING WITH MS IS BECAUSE IT'S UNPREDICTABLE IN NATURE.))
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Most people are diagnosed with MS between the ages of 20 and 50. The 6th- annual bowl- a- thon raised more than 80- thousand dollars. That money will go towards research, counseling and recreational programs.
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Coming up, the Tech women move on to round two with a win over Iowa, another number one seed exits the men's tourney, and Jimmie Johnson tames Darlington, but first tonight's extra point,
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Veterans Stadium in Philly was reduced to a pile of rubble in a matter of about a minute today. Three thousand pounds of explosives took down the old residence of the Eagles and the Phillies. The two had called the Vet home for 30 years. The Phillies will open up the new Citizens Bank Ballpark in just over two weeks, while the Eagles have already christened Lincoln Financial Field last season.
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[S-Ladies]


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Virginia Tech won in the NCAA first round for the fifth consecutive time today, setting a season high for points in beating Iowa.
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So much for the shooting woes of Bonnie Henrickson's team.
The Hokies shot 59 percent for the game. This would help that percentage. Dawn Chriss out in the passing lane. She gets the steal and easy lay-up in transition.
When Chriss misfired, Ieva Kublina was there to clean things up. Kublina tallied 26 points to go with four blocks.
Tech opened up an 18 point lead in the second half.
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Carrie Mason puts in two of her 19 points off the window and the Hokies advanced to the second round beating the Hawkeyes 89 to 76.
Next up for the Hokies, top seeded Penn State. The Nittany Lions took out 16 seed Hampton today behind 18 points from All American Kelly Mazzante. PSU won it big 79 to 42. Gametime Tuesday is just after 7pm at the Cassell, with a trip to Hartford and the Sweet 16 on the line.
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[S-Madness]


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The Kentucky Wildcats are headed home from the NCAA tourney early again after being stunned in today's second round by the 9th seeded UAB Blazers.
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Mo Finley was 'mo money for the Blazers. He had 17 points, but none bigger than these two on the 17 footer with 12 seconds left that put UAB up by a point.
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Kentucky's Gerald Fitch missed a potential game winning three and two tips were also off the mark as UAB advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1982, 76 to 75.
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In Orlando, Xavier, a 7 seed took out a number two in Mississippi State. Lionel Chalmers scored a career high 31 points for the Musketeers who won in it big over the Bulldogs 89 to 74.
Earlier on the same floor, Ilian Evtimov pumped in 28 points for NC State against Vanderbilt.
But the Commodores rallied from an 11 point deficit. Matt Frieje scored 31 for Vandy, most from long range.
Corey Smith's three point play with 21 ticks left was the difference in a 75-73 win.
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Georgia Tech became the third ACC team to reach the round of 16 by slipping past Boston College.
Jarrett Jack had a big steal and slam late to ice it for the Wramblin Wreck 57 to 54.
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[S-Race]


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For the 3rd time in the last four races at Darlington, Hendrick Motorsports has gone to victory lane. Jimmie Johnson used a quick pit stop late to beat Bobby Labonte to the checkers.
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Jeff Gordon was in the wrong place at the wrong time early in this one as Andy Hillenburg spins out. Gordon had nowhere to go and t-boned Hillenburg in the door. Both were ok.
Points leader Matt Kenseth had a case of the spins as well coming out of turn 2. Scott Riggs and Ricky Craven stacked up behind him. Kenseth finished 31st.
With just 20 laps to go, Kyle Petty blew an engine bringing out the ninth caution of the afternoon.
Johnson won the ensuing race off of pit road and then held off Labonte for his first Darlington win and the 7th victory of his career.
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[S-Golf]


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Tiger Woods failed to win the Bay Hill Invitational for a 5th consecutive year today, opening the door others to play.
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Chad Campbell took advantage by firing a closing round of 6-under 66. Campbell trailed Stuart Appleby by four shots with 12 holes to play but rallied for the win in Arnold Palmer's tournament. It was the best comeback at Bay Hill in 20 years. Campbell putted for birdie on every hole and won for the second time on Tour and pocketed 900 grand for his efforts.
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One Ohio town is all a "buzz" about the return of Spring.
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It's an annual tradition and a sign that spring is in the air in northern Ohio, as bird watchers gathered at the Hinckley Reservation to celebrate the return of buzzards to Hinckley.
According to local legend, settlers conducted a hunt for livestock in December 1818, and the carcasses froze that winter, leaving the buzzards to feast on them during the mid-March thaw. The belief is that a northern Ohio winter could not properly become spring without a buzzard sighting. (------------)