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[VO-NAT]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... Chechnya's President is dead, along with a high ranking officer after a land mine explodes during a celebration
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[TAKE 110FS - BROWN PERP SHOT] And a man is arrested for shooting two people near Radford University. we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Russia-Explosion]


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Chechnya's president and a senior Russian military commander were killed when a land mine exploded this morning.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grozny, Russia]

This according to an official in Chechnya's Interior Ministry, who says at least ten people died and as many as 100 were injured. The explosion happened underneath V-I-P seating in a Grozny stadium during a "Victory Day" celebration. A second land mine was later discovered. A Russian radio station reports several people have been detained. Russia marks the Allied victory over the Nazis every May ninth with military parades and fireworks around the country.

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[Spain-Bombing]


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A Kansas mother is coming out in support of her son.
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[VO-NAT]

Brandon Mayfield is being held by the FBI as a material witness to the March terrorist train bombings in Spain.
[SUPER=03-Madrid, Spain/File Tape; ]

The FBI says there are 15 points of similarity between a single fingerprint found on a key piece of evidence and Mayfield's print. Now a Spanish newspaper is reporting that investigators there find only 8 points, the minimum for a positive match. Mayfield's mother says he's innocent.
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[SOT@:27]
[IN Q=It doesn't make sense...]

((AVNELL MAYFIELD/SUSPECT'S MOM: IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE. IT'S A PLASTIC BAG. YOU KNOW, BAGS ARE RECYCLED, UM. YOU KNOW, A BAG IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE PICKED UP ANYWHERE. A PERSON CAN HANDLE A BAG WITHOUT REALLY EVEN PAYING ATTENTION TO THAT. AH, COULDA BEEN PICKED UP IN HIS OFFICE.))
[SUPER=01-Avnell Mayfield/Suspect's Mom]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=... in his office.]
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[VO-NAT]

Avnell Mayfield says she knows in her heart her son is innocent of any wrongdoing. Forensics expert John Posey says its possible Mayfield's fingerprint could have ended up in Spain without Mayfield ever having visited that country.
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[11Radford-Arrest]


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Radford police have arrested a man they say was involved in a fatal shooting last week.
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[TAKE PIC FS #110]


*Aamir Darrin Lewis Brown* was arrested yesterday in connection with the death of Brian Keith Gray in Radford.
The shooting happened around 10:45 Tuesday night on Downey Street, several blocks from Radford University's campus.
Brown is charged with capital murder.
[ENG=4]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Last Tuesday; ]

Police say the shooting was part of a robbery. 25-year old Brian Keith Gray died from a gunshot wound to the head. Another man was shot in the lower back.
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[11James-Search]


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The body of a missing Rockbridge County man has been found.
Bedford County investigators say the body of 51-year old Joseph Wheeler was found near Snowden Dam yesterday.
Dominion Power was called in to lower the water level so rescue workers could retrieve his body.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./May 2;]

Dive teams and rescue workers from across the state have been searching for Wheeler since last Friday. That- after he reportedly went swimming in the James River near Big Island and never returned.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
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Wheeler's body has been sent to Roanoke for an autopsy. His death is still under investigation.

[11US-Airways]


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U-S Airways is likely to land in bankruptcy court - again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

The airline says it needs to cut at least 25-percent of its annual costs to compete with low-cost carriers. That amounts to about one-and-a-half billion dollars. U-S Airways lost 177-million dollars in its first quarter, and the airline has not made a profit from operations since it emerged from Chapter eleven in March of 2003. Industry analysts blame the airline's executives, for not cutting costs enough while in reorganization.
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Coming up a little later, we have a special mother's day salute from some Vinton kids
[ANCHOR=Brent]

but first [live music on PS under] his musical stylings range from ballads to blues to blue grass and in a few minutes we'll get in tune with singer/songwriter Steve Wyatt. [Almanac Bump]
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[Health-Review]


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[****ANCHOR TAG****]
In health review,
There's a new program for the uninsured in the Roanoke Valley.
And some local Wachovia employees are part of a Weight loss competition.
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[take health review fs]
Joy Sutton has details in today's Health Review.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Slinderellas]
[SUPER=01-Angela McGhee/Team Captain; :13]
[SUPER=01-Tammi Jewell/Virginia Amateur Sports; :29]
[SUPER=01-Jubal Giles/Auburn Middle School Student; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Mike Malone/"Y Do U Think" Campaign; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Maribell Wormley/Project Access Patient; 1:46]
[SUPER=@Joy2;2:14]
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[OUT Q=I'm Joy Sutton]((
[TAPE#=504-02 34:37]


The Slinderellas are in the top ten in state for the weight loss category for Lighten Up Virginia, a new four month weight loss and exercise competition offered by Virginia Amateur Sports.
[IN Q=We just decided as group it would be]

((WE JUST DECIDED IT AS A GROUP IT WOULD BE EASIER TO LOSE WEIGHT AND STICK WITH IT IF YOU HAD SUPPORT AROUND YOU ESPECIALLY IN THE WORK PLACE BECAUSE YOU SPEND AS MUCH TIME AT WORK IF NOT MORE THAN YOU DO AT HOME))
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[OUT Q=than you do at home]


The teams keep track of their own progress... it's all based on the honor system.
[IN Q=So far we're halfway through the program]

((SO FAR WE'RE HALF WAY THROUGH THE PROGRAM AT ABOUT 400-HUNDRED PEOPLE THEY'VE LOST OVER A THOUSAND POUNDS IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS. THEY HAVE ALSO ACCUMULATED 57-THOUSAND MILES OF ACTIVITY. SO IT SEEMS TO BE A PROGRAM THAT WORKS )) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=that really works]


The top three teams will receive medals at the Commonwealth Games. Virginia Amateur sports plans to make this a yearly event.
[TAPE#=504-05 34:46]


Some Auburn middle school students took a seat in the rantmobile to tell why they think smoking is not a good idea.

It's all part of "Y Campaign"- an initiative from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation to prevent underage tobacco use.
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[SOT2:25:18]
[IN Q=I like to play basketball]

((I LIKE TO PLAY BASKETBALL, YOU MIGHT HAVE LUNG CANCER. IT WOULD BE HARD TO RUN)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=hard to run]


The goal of this campaign is to make young people realize that using consequences.
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[SOT2:18:19]
[IN Q=A lot of kids learn that smoking will give you]

((A LOT OF KIDS LEARN THAT SMOKING WILL GIVE YOU LUNG CANCER DOWN THE ROAD, WE TALK ABOUT OF HOW GIRLS ARE 7 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO GROW EXCESSIVE FACIAL HAIR OR YOUR PARENTS WILL FIND OUT AND IT COSTS A LOT OF MONEY)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=a lot of money]


New River Valley Community Services actually got grant to bring the campaign to schools in the area.
[TAPE#=504-04 50:31]


At a press conference, Maribell Wormley became one of the first to sign up for Project access of the Roanoke Valley, a program to help those without insurance. Wormley will now be able to have knee surgery.
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[IN Q=I can't walk]

((I CAN'T WALK I GET TIRED MY KNEES START HURTING. IF I SIT DOWN TOO LONG IT HURTS, IF I STAND UP TOO LONG IT HURTS. I FEEL LIKE I'M GOING TO BE A DIFFERENT PERSON A NEW PERSON YOU KNOW)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=a new person you know]


To qualify for the program you must be between 19 and 64 years of age. You can not have Medicare, Medicaid or Private Insurance.
You must also be a resident of specific localities. Also you must fall within the income guidelines.
The nearly 3-hundred doctors who are participating in Project Access will either donate their time at the Bradley Free Clinic or see patients for free at their offices. That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))
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For more information rantmobile or Lighten Up Virginia you can find a link on our web site.
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[FS EVENT 518]
For more information on Project Access call 540-344-4200.
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[Mothers]


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Mother's Day wouldn't be possible without children. I stopped by to visit the kids at Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Pre-School in Vinton, to see what they had to say about their moms.
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND (Song Begins...)]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
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[OUT Q=...(YELLING) HAPPY MOTHER's DAY!!!]


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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... An explosion at a Russian celebration has killed the President of Chechnya.
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[ENG#=2]
[VO-NAT]

Spanish investigators are having second thoughts about some evidence found in the Madrid train bombing.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[11LU-Graduation]


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Prayer, politics, Pomp and Circumstance were the names of the game at Liberty University this weekend.
Senior White House Advisor Karl Rove served as the University's commencement speaker.
As Jennifer Wishon reports, Rove wasn't the only one making his voice heard.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joshua Gibson/Liberty University Graduate; :12]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty University Chancellor; :40]
[SUPER=01-Karl Rove/Senior Advisor to President Bush; :54]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Rick Howell/Amherst Co. Democratic Chairman; 1:46]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Lynchburg.]
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[SOT 12:52:11]

((POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE))
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More than two- thousand students ended their college careers at Liberty University Saturday in front of a full house at the Vines Center.
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[SOT 53:54]
[IN Q=I'm setting up interviews ]

((JOSHUA GIBSON: I'M SETTING UP INTERVIEWS RIGHT NOW FOR YOUTH MINISTRY POSITIONS AND THEN OFF TO SEMINARY A FEW YEARS DOWN THE ROAD AND THEN TO THE MISSIONS FIELD.))
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[OUT Q=the missions field]



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[SOT 16:55]

((LU CHOIR SINGING: AND EVERY ANGEL KNOWS THY NAME))
[RUNS= 03]

The commencement ceremony included a mixture of prayer and politics. University Chancellor Jerry Falwell reflected on Liberty's accomplishments before introducing commencement speaker Karl Rove.
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[SOT 30:31]
[IN Q=The only man]

((JERRY FALWELL: THE ONLY MAN I KNOW BEATEN AND HAMMERED MORE BY THE LEFT THAN KARL ROVE IS HIS BOSS GEORGE BUSH.))
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[OUT Q=boss, George Bush]

Rove's light- hearted advice drew applause and laughter from the crowd.
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[SOT 35:31]
[IN Q=When you go in for]

((KARL ROVE: WHEN YOU GO IN FOR THE JOB INTERVIEWS DON'T ACT LIKE YOU'RE SMARTER THAN THE PERSON YOU INTERVIEW WITH. EVEN IF YOU ARE.))
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[OUT Q=even if you are]

The President's senior advisor encouraged graduates to pick their friends and political leaders based on character.
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[SOT 42:01]
[IN Q=Political platforms and]

((KARL ROVE: POLITICAL PLATFORMS AND POSITION PAPERS ARE IMPORTANT, BUT ONE OF THE MOST VITAL AND OVERLOOKED QUALITIES IS CHARACTER - THE CAPACITY TO MAKE HARD DECISIONS QUICKLY AND WITH CONFIDENCE.))
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[OUT Q=and with confidence]



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[SOT 57:21]
[IN Q=The 31st graduation]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: THE 31ST GRADUATION CEREMONY HERE AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY WAS LIKE NONE- OTHER. AS STUDENTS GRADUATED INSIDE THE VINES CENTER THERE WAS JUST AS MUCH POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE OUTSIDE.))
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[OUT Q=and circumstance outside]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho]

((HEY, HEY, HO, HO. GEORGE BUSH HAS GOT TO GO.))
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[OUT Q=has got to go]

John Kerry supporters from Staunton to Roanoke met Rove as he arrived on campus - serving as a reminder that the White House is up for grabs in November.
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[SOT 7:53]
[IN Q=We wanted to send]

((RICK HOWELL/AMHERST COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN: WE WANTED TO SEND A MESSAGE TO KARL ROVE TO RUN A CLEAN CAMPAIGN BASED ON THE ISSUES, NOT ON THE POLITICS OF PERSONAL DESTRUCTION.))
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[OUT Q=personal distruction]

Back inside, graduates didn't seem to pay attention to the political rhetoric. For them the day was one of new beginnings. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Lynchburg.))


[11Wytheville-Relay]


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Wytheville residents were setting the pace for cancer research this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]

Hundreds participated in this year's Relay for Life. Walkers raised more than 161-thousand dollars. That's an eight-thousand dollar increase over last year, when the community placed third in the nation for money raised for the American Cancer Society. The event kicked off Friday night with a camp-site contest and a "Woman-less Beauty Pageant." Organizers say the event is popular because so many people are touched by cancer.
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[SOT 20:17]
[IN Q=We just feel like it's]

((LISA LESTER/RELAY FOR LIFE: WE JUST FEEL LIKE IT'S A WONDERFUL CAUSE AND THAT WE WANT TO HELP WIPE OUT CANCER IN OUR LIFETIME. I DO IT BECAUSE I HOPE MY CHILDREN WILL NEVER HAVE TO FACE CANCER.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Lester/Relay for Life;]
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[OUT Q=to face cancer]
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[VO-NAT]

Many cancer survivors helped organize the walk. They say it's important for anyone battling cancer to have a strong network of support.
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[SOT 28:38]
[IN Q=My spirits were kept]

((JUNE KERSS/RELAY FOR LIFE: MY SPIRITS WERE KEPT VERY HIGH BECAUSE OF THE SUPPORT GROUP I HAD BEHIND ME AND THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT. I HAD A HUSBAND THAT WAS 100 PERCENT BEHIND ME, I HAD FRIENDS IN MY CHURCH AND THE WHOLE AMERICAN CANCER GROUP HERE WAS 100 PERCENT BEHIND ME AND THAT'S IMPORTANT AND GOD WAS ON MY SIDE.))
[SUPER=01-June Kerss/Cancer Survivor;]
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[OUT Q=was on my side]
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[VO-NAT]

Wytheville residents say they're already starting to raise money for next year.
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Coming up, we'll hear more from our musical guest, Steve Wyatt, after the break
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and a little later
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[VO-NAT]


Maybe "School's Out" for him, but that hasn't stopped singer Alice Cooper from earning a doctoral degree.
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[LOTTO] [Break]

[Alice-Cooper]


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We all know he has license to rock, but now he has a degree to boot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ]

Legendary Rock Star Alice Cooper has received his doctorate. Cooper got the honorary degree from Grand Canyon University yesterday. (------------) He's been a supporter of the university for years, and yesterday he received recognition for that support.