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Coming up on News 7-
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A Craig County man who was beaten in his wheelchair last week dies. Easter Sunday marks a new beginning for members of one church in Radford. And a war in Greece where the fighting is a show of peace AND beauty.
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Plus highlights from the Masters and more rain in the forecast. News 7 is next.

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A man who was beaten up last week has died in the hospital as a result of his injuries.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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A Craig County man who was beaten last week has died.
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Family members and hospital officials confirmed that 65-year-old Richard Sarver died this evening at Roanoke Memorial hospital. Police say he was seriously injured Monday when 22-year-old William Riley Richardson
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of Clifton Forge attacked him. According to reports, Richardson attacked the wheelchair bound Sarver when he threatened to call police after Richardson beat a 17-year-old girl.
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Richardson already faces a number of felony charges including attempted murder, malicious wounding and attempted arson. No word whether the charges will be upgraded.

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A victim in a shooting Friday night has died.
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Police say 22 year old Claude Benson Harper died this evening at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Harper was shot in the face Friday night in the 500 block of Rutherford Avenue. Witnesses say the incident stemmed from an earliler fight at Loudon Park. Roanoke City Police say they have developed a suspect in the shooting, and will confer with the Commonwealth's Attorney on what charges will be filed.
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A church in Radford opened the doors to a new facility today for their Easter service. Intern reporter Cynthia James has more.
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Pastor Rich Palmer says he and his wife Debbie never imagined building a church from the ground up.
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((RICH PALMER/NEW HORIZONS CHURCH PASTOR: IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE WE NEVER WANTED TO BUILD BUT WE FOUND OUT AS WE WERE GROWING THAT THERE WAS NO MORE PLACE TO RENT IN THE AREA ON EVERY SUNDAY.))
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Their ministry began when they moved to Virginia from Oregon and started Campus Crusades for Christ at Radford University.
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((CYNTHIA JAMES/REPORTING: WHAT STARTED OUT AS A SMALL BIBLE STUDY AT RADFORD UNIVERSITY QUICKLY GREW INTO A CONGREGATION OF OVER 200. THEY SOON REALIZED THEY NEEDED MUCH MORE THAN JUST A CLASSROOM.))
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As the New Horizons nondenominational church was being built on Tyler Avenue, the Bethel Elementary classroom continued to serve as a sanctuary each Sunday.
But Easter Sunday, members of the congregation finally met in their own church.
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((DEBBIE PALMER/NEW HORIZONS CHURCH PASTOR: IT IS REALLY EXCITING BECAUSE LIKE I SAID, WE HAVE A PLACE TO MEET AND WE CAN REALLY HAVE IT AS A FACILITY FOR THE UNIVERSITY TO USE, AND THE COMMUNITY. THAT'S WHY I'M SO EXCITED.))
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Palmer says the congregation has grown into a mixture of both college students, and community members over the past five years.
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((RICH PALMER/NEW HORIZONS CHURCH PASTOR: OUR THEME IS TO LOVE GOD AND LOVE PEOPLE. AND YOU CAN'T LOVE GOD IF YOU CAN'T LOVE PEOPLE. AND SO THAT IS THE THEME OF OUR CHURCH AND THAT'S WHY I THINK THAT WE'VE GROWN.))
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It is that philosophy that Palmer hopes keeps visitors coming back each Sunday.
Cynthia James, News 7, Radford.))

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Whether you're in church every Sunday or not, you've probably been hearing more about Christianity lately.
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Books like "The Purpose Driven Life", and Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ" have seemingly become dinner-table topics.
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With the popularity of Christianity continuing to increase, businesses are quick to deliver products related to the topic.
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((STEVEN WASILEWSKY/BOOKS-A-MILLION MANAGER: I WOULDN'T NECESSARILY CALL IT A TREND BUT IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT A TREND, WHAT A GREAT ONE, IT IS TRIPLING LAST YEARS BUSINESS.))
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And it's not just books they're selling. Countless accessories like bible covers and bible study guides are also selling.
The popularity surge doesn't look to slow down. The Passion of the Christ jumped back up to number one at the box office this weekend, after being at the number five slot last week.
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A traditional Easter pilgrimmage has been toned down this year, among renewed tensions in the Middle East. In Jerusalem, many tourists and pilgrims have been frightened away by more than three years of Palestinian-Israeli violence. Drew Levinson has more.
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((OLD JERUSALEM/THIS MORNING (NATSOUND BELLS RING ) Easter Sunday in Jerusalem. The Christian Holy day in the Holy city.
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At the church of the Holy Sepulcher, the site believed to be where Jesus was crucified and resurrected followers prayed at Christ's tomb. For an Armenian Minister living here in Jerusalem, being at this church on this day gives him A feeling of being even closer to Christ.
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HE LIVED HERE. HE ROSE FROM HERE. WE HAVE EVIDENE THAT HIS TOMB IS HERE. All weekend, Thousands Pilgrims from around the world including the United States flocked to this church. For those being here, they say it is a blessing.
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AS A CHRISTIAN IS IT A FEELING OF CLOSENESS? YES, SOME PEOPLE SAY THATYOU CAN FEEL THAT ANYWHERE, BUT WHEN YOU COME TO JERUSALEM, THE FEELING IS JUST MORE INTENSE.
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HE WAS HERE HE, HE BREATHED THIS AIR, HE SAW THIS SKY, HE LIVED ON EARTH AND TO SEE THIS MEANS A LOT.
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AS CHRISTIANS CELEBRATED EASTER THIS DAY, THE JEWISH HOLIDAY OF PASSOVER CONTINUES, AND THE TREAT OF ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK STILL LOOMS.
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With Soldiers checking cars Sunday, Israel remained on high alert, still wary Hamas will try to retaliate for the assassination of it's founder. Sunday, an Israeli Newspaper reported President Bush will give Israeli Prime minister Ariel Sharon assurance Israel will not have to give up all its West Bank Settlements. The two meet Wednesday in Washington over Sharon's plan to pull out of Gaza. The business of making Peace between the Israelis and Palestinians continued Sunday-on a day of Peace for Christians here and around the world.))
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Still ahead on the newscast, a controversial supplement could get pulled off the shelves tomorrow...
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and there's still no word on the whereabouts of an American hostage in Iraq. We'll have that story coming up next.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Lefty wins his first major in dramatic fashion. The Avalanche beats the rain and the Cannons, while the Express gears up for Game Four in Florida. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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Peace may be near in Fallujah, the site of a Sunni-led uprising in Iraq. But fighting continues in other parts of the country. A dozen U-S soldiers have been killed since Friday, and there's still no word on the condition of an American hostage. Kelly Cobiella has the latest.
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((THE DEADLINE HAS COME AND GONE, BUT IT'S NOT CLEAR WHAT'S HAPPENED TO AMERICAN CONTRACTOR THOMAS HAMILL. HIS CAPTORS THREATENED TO KILL HIM IF MARINES DID NOT PULL OUT OF FALLUJAH..
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RTV Video THERE WAS NO PULLOUT, JUST MORE GUNFIRE RATTLING A SHAKY TRUCE, WHILE NEGOTIATORS SEARCHED FOR A WAY TO STOP THE WEEK-LONG REVOLT IN THE SUNNI STRONGHOLD.
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"We want the people who killed our contractors, we want the people who desecrated their bodies, we want the people who've been killing our people but let's wait and see first if we can get this ceasefire to stabilize." APTN Video HOSPITAL WORKERS PUT THE NUMBER OF DEAD AT MORE THAN 6-HUNDRED. SOCCER FIELDS HAVE TURNED INTO GRAVEYARDS. THE IMAGES ARE FUELING AN ALREADY FIREY ANTI-AMERICAN SENTIMENT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
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ON THE ROADS OUT OF BAGHDAD, MASKED GUNMEN ATTACK ANYTHING AMERICAN.. CONVOYS.. AND ON SUNDAY... AN APACHE HELICOPTER.


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"There was an AH-46 helicopter brought down by enemy fire today at about 11:05 about five kilometers west of Baghdad international airport. I am sad to report that the pilots have been declared dead."
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SOLDIERS ARE GAINING GROUND ON A SHIITE REVOLT IN THE SOUTH. FIGHTERS LOYAL TO RADICAL CLERIC MUQTADA AL SADR HAVE BEEN DRIVEN OUT OF KUT. AMERICAN COMMANDERS ARE POISED TO STRIKE OTHER CITIES, NOW THAT THE HOLY OBSERVANCE ARBAIN IS OVER. AFTER EASTER SERVICES WITH HIS FAMILY AND TROOPS AT FORT HOOD TEXAS, PRESIDENT BUSH ACKNOWLEDGED IT'S BEEN A DIFFICULT WEEK IN IRAQ, BUT SAID THE MISSION IS ON TRACK.
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"I know what we're doing in Iraq is right. It's right for long-term peace, It's right for the security of our country, and it's hard work." BUT EVEN WASHINGTON'S CLOSEST IRAQI ALLIES ARE STARTING TO DOUBT. THEY BLAME THE U-S FOR BEING HEAVY-HANDED IN PUTTING DOWN THE REVOLTS. KELLY COBIELLA, CBS NEWS.))

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The search for survivors continues into a second day along the Mexican border, after a deadly gas explosion destroyed most of a shopping center.
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Hundreds of rescue workers rushed into Nuevo Progresso from Texas to help. Officials don't know how many people are trapped inside the rubble, but searchers worked through the night with specially trained dogs. One Texas couple wanted to help the *rescue crews.*
Early this morning, they delivered food and hot beverages to boost the spirits of those tired workers.
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((DELL DOLLAR/DONATED FOOD--WE FELT LIKE IT BECAUSE WE COME DOWN TO PROGRESO ABOUT ONCE A WEEK AND WE ENJOY IT OVER HERE. WE LIVE DOWN THERE FULL TIME. AND THE PLACE IS SO FRIENDLY, THE PEOPLE ARE SO FRIENDLY AND WE FELT LIKE WE NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING))
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Six people are confirmed dead, and 14 hospitalized. Officials say a gas leak sparked the blast, leveling the two-story cement building in this tourist shopping area just blocks from the Texas border. A second three-level shopping center also was flattened.
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Heavy rain and mudlsides near the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu (MAH-choo-PEE-choo) killed six people and stranded more than a thousand tourists this weekend.
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Intense rains caused one river to flood its banks, and rush through the starting point for the walk to Machu Picchu. One mudslide covered the train tracks and cut off transportation links to the capital. A local official said the six bodies that were found on the river bed were all local residents.
Authorities say they're continuing to search for missing people. Some 15- hundred tourists were stranded in the town.
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Unless a judge stops it, a ban on the herbal stimulant Ephedra will go into effect tomorrow.
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Ephedra, once popular for weight loss and bodybuilding -- has been linked to 155 deaths and dozens of heart attacks and strokes. That prompted last year's announcement by the Food and Drug Administration that it would start banning the supplement in April. At least one of the herbal distributors filed a lawsuit to block the ban, saying the F-D-A has not proved the product is dangerous. A judge is expected to rule on a temporary restraining order on the ban tomorrow.
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Still ahead on the newscast, a local church holds an Easter mass of massive proportions...
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and this isn't a war, but a traditional Easter celebration that's all in good fun.
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It's the same old song on the Commonwealth's official tune. Despite 6 years of work by a legislative panel, efforts to choose a new state song are fading. Eight finalists for a new state song have been chosen, but so far there's no winner. The subcommittee's work is scheduled to end July 1st. That would leave Virginia as the nation's only state without a state song. The subcommittee used a contest to get new submissions, but a lawsuit, copyright issues and politicking held up progress. Virginia's old state song "Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny" was retired in 1997.

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Easter Mass turned into a massive celebration for one church in Salem.
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This morning the congregation of Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church brought their usual Sunday Mass from inside the church walls to the Salem Civic Center. Hundreds of people were on hand to pray, worship and receive the word of God.
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((CATHY GRIFFIN, OUR LADY OF NAZARETH: WE'RE CELEBRATING THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST TODAY. WE BELIEVE WE'RE ALL SINNERS AND THAT GOD SENT JESUS CHRIST TO DIE FOR OUR SINS AND HE ROSE FROM DEATH. WE ALL HAVE NEW LIFE IN HIM.))
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Griffin says since so many people come back to the church for Easter services, the church decided years ago to combine all of the them and hold one big service at the Civic Center.
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Coming up, Lefty gets his long awaited green jacket at Augusta, the Avalanche wraps up the first weekend of the season with a win, and the Express girds for Game Four at Florida, but first tonight's extra point,
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the NBA Playoffs start later this week, and today the Kings got a leg up on the Lakers out west. Sacramento whipped LA 102-85 thanks to 25 points from Chris Webber and another 21 tallied by Doug Christie. The Kings now own a one game lead in the Pacific Division and likely relegated the Lakers to the 4 seed in the playoffs.
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Phil Mickelson no longer carries the moniker "the best player never to win a major." After 43 tries and a half dozen close calls, the lefthander finally broke thru today by conquering Augusta National to win the 68th Masters by one stroke.
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Three time major winner Ernie Els appeared ready to suit up in the green jacket. Els fired a final round 67 to finish at 8-under. He held a 2 shot lead on the back nine.
But Mickelson buckled down, shedding his normally conservative approach.
At the par 4, 14th, Mickelson sticks the approach on the dance floor. He nearly holed out for an eagle, but tapped in for birdie, one of five over the last seven holes.
Then at the 16th, he drained another birdie with a good roll right in the jar to get to within a shot of the lead.

With Els in the clubhouse, Mickelson had a 20 footer for the win. I think he likes it. It sneaks in the side door as Mickelson finished off a 69 to finish at 9-under claiming his very first major championship.
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The Salem Avalanche closed out the first weekend of the season this afternoon by taking out Potomac to take two of three from the Cannons.
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Up 2-nothing the Avs took a cue from these two applying the knockout punch in the 5th.
Salem put up a 5 spot in the inning. Patt Peavey goes back up the middle for a basehit, scoring Luke Scott from third. The Avalanche led it 7-2.
The Cannons rallied for three runs in the ninth, but Salem improved to 2 and 1 on the season
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with the 7 to 4 win. The Avs are on the road until April 19th. The 7 game swing starts tomorrow in Frederick.
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In the big leagues this afternoon, the Atlanta Braves couldn't solve Kerry Wood and fell to the Cubs for the second time in three days.
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Cory Patterson, Michael Barrett, Alex Gonzalez, and Moises Alou all went deep today for Chicago. Wood struck out 11, including 7 in a row at one point, allowing just 1 run on five hits for the Cubbies as the Cubs won it big 10 to 2 over the Braves.
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In the American League, Mike Mussina picked up the 200th win of his career striking out 6 White Sox in the process.
The Moose got some help from rookie outfielder Bubba Crosby who homered for the Bronx Bombers, whom improved to 4 and 4 with the 5 to 4 win.
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The Roanoke Express still finds its back against the wall, trailing Florida 2 games to 1 in the opening round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs. Game four is set for tomorrow night in the Sunshine State. The goals against average for the Express has risen from around 2 in the final month of the season to over 4 in the playoffs and the Express players know that they must make the most of every opportunity, while limiting the Everblades.
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Two Orthodox churches in Greece have an unusal way of celebrating Easter Sunday -- they go to war.
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It's called the rocket war of Vrondados, and the goal is to hit the bell tower of the opponent's church to mark the resurrection of Christ. The tradition dates back to the early 19th century, when sailors returning home from war began a custom of firing small cannons during the Easter holiday. The tradition can be dangerous, though. In the past, there have been several reports of fires and injuries during the event, and even some deaths. (------------)