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Today on News 7 at 5, a school bus accident in Roanoke County sends the driver and three students to the hospital.
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Plus a former Bedford County supervisor is heading to jail for his part in a forgery scheme.
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The City of Roanoke finally receives a long awaited report on school safety.
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A report says John Kerry may not accept his party's nomination at the Democratic convention.
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Plus an expert witness is accused of lying in the Martha Stewart trial. News 7 at 5 is next.

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A Roanoke County school bus ran off the road this afternoon, injuring the driver and three students from Cave Spring Middle and High Schools.
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The accident happened about 3:30 on Buck Mountain Road across from the Hidden Ridge subdivision.
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Authorities say the driver of bus 147, two high school students and one middle school student were taken to the hospital.
All had minor injuries.
The other 22 students were examined at the scene and then released to their parents.
No word yet on what led to the accident.
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A former Bedford County supervisor will spend a month in jail for forging public documents and using them to promote a controversial road project in his district.
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Kirby Richardson had pleaded guilty in March to three felonies related to the White House Road project near Moneta.
His attorney says the jail time will be tough, but the 15-thousand dollar fine the judge imposed is worse.
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((CARTER GARRETT/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THE FINE IS GOING TO BE A REAL HARDSHIP ON HIM, BUT PLEADING GUILTY TO THREE FELONIES AND ONLY RECEIVING A TEN-DAY SENTENCE ON EACH, WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.)) ((JOEL BRANSCOM/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: GETTING SOME JAIL TIME I THOUGHT WOULD BRING IT HOME TO THE PUBLIC THAT PEOPLE IN THOSE POSITIONS OF POWER, IF THEY'RE TREATED DIFFERENTLY, AND HE WAS TREATED DIFFERENTLY THIS TIME, HE WAS TREATED WORSE THAN SOMEBODY NORMALLY WOULD HAVE BEEN TREATED AND I HOPE THAT RESTORES SOME FAITH IN GOVERNMENT IN BEDFORD COUNTY.))


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Branscom says police never determined a motive for what Richardson did.
Richardson apologized to his constituents but continues to maintain his innocence.
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More consistent disciplinary action, cutting down on bullying, and a possible realignment of school zones were just some of the recommendations made by a task force looking into safety at Roanoke City Schools.
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The task force revealed its 60 page report to city leaders this morning. It also noted that 90 percent of elementary students have a positive outlook of safety at their schools, but that number drops to just 58 percent for high school students.
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((GLORIA MANNS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR; THIS WILL BE RECEIVED WELL BY THE ADMINISTRATION AND BY THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS. MANY THINGS WE CAN INCORPORATE RIGHT AWAY, SOME WILL TAKE SOME TIME AND WE HAVE TO GO INTO AND REASSESS WHAT OUR NEEDS ARE, AND THEN LOOK AT HOW WE CAN INCORPORATE THESE NEW THINGS IN OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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Task force members say in addition to trying to make schools safer, the report will also help the school system in its search for its new superintendent by letting candidates know exactly what the school district needs.
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The Associated Press is reporting John Kerry may NOT accept the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in July.
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He is considering putting off the formal acceptance for a few weeks.
It is part of a dramatic strategy to finance his campaign.
By delaying the acceptance, Kerry can continue spending millions of dollars he raised during the primaries.
Kerry and President Bush are expected to use federal funding for the general election campaign. But once they accept their party's nomination, they'll be limited to spending the roughly 75-million dollars they get from the government.

The later Kerry waits to become the nominee, the longer he'll be able to raise and spend private funds.
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A government witness who testified against Martha Stewart is facing perjury charges.
Prosecutors say the ink expert made several false statements on the stand.
Drew Levinson has more.
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One of the government's own witnesses who testified against America's Head Housekeeper Martha Stewart now finds himself in a dirty
mess----accused of perjury.
Prosecutors say during Stewart's obstruction of justice case---Larry

Stewart, a Secret Service ink expert lied on the stand.

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"TODAY'S CHARGES ARE INDEED TROUBLING, VERY TROUBLING BECAUSE A TRUSTED AND ACCOMPLISHED LAB EXAMINER AND PUBLIC SERVANT VIOLATED THE PUBLIC TRUST"
During the trial Mr. Stewart--no relation to Martha--testified about a worksheet prepared by her broker, Peter Bacanovic. Larry Stewart's testimony was intended to show Baconvic added the number 60 to the ledger and the ink was different. Prosecutors were trying to prove the number was written in afterwards to support Martha Stewart's cover story why she sold her ImClone stock. Stewart was convicted of lying about why she sold nearly four-thousand shares of ImClone before the price plunged.

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"A FEDERAL JUDGE WILL LOOK AT THESE CHARGES AGAINST LARRY STEWART BUT THE GOVERNMENT SAYS IT SHOULD DO NOTHING TO REVERSE THE CONVICTIONS AGAINST MARTHA STEWART OR PETER BACANOVIC."

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"THE JURY IN THAT CASE ACQUITTED BACANOVIC OF THE CHARGE SPECIFICALLY RELATING TO THE DISPUTED DOCUMENT."
Martha Stewart's attorneys said the new information--quote--"further undermines the integrity of the prosecution of Martha Stewart and Peter Bacanovic." If convicted on the two perjury counts the 46-year-old from Maryland could spend 10 years in prison. As for Martha Stewart--she's due to be sentenced next month and could be behind bars for up to 16 months. Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York.))

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Coming up after the break, we'll meet a teacher who is delighted that life is a drag.
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But first, a former Virginia Tech football player is convicted of assault for a fight in a Blacksburg restaurant.
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A U-S soldier is convicted today of leaving his combat unit in Iraq-
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Sergeant Camilo (Ma-HEE-ah) Mejia of the Florida National Guard left his unit in protest of what he called an oil-driven war.
The 28 year old disobyed orders to return to his unit from a two week furlough in October.
Five months later he turned himself into the Army saying he would rather go to prison than fight in Iraq.
Mejia (ma-HEE-ah) faces up to a year in jail and a bad conduct discharge when he's sentenced.
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A former Virginia Tech football player is headed to jail.
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20 year old Michael Hinton was convicted of misdemeanor assault and destruction of property for a fight in a Blacksburg McDonald's and sentenced to four months. The freshman must also pay a 600-dollar fine and over 23-hundred dollars in restitution.
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Witnesses say Hinton cut in from of them, in line at the restaurant. An argument ensued and Hinton knocked one man out. Hinton says he was in his room with his girlfriend and was no where near the McDonald's. His lawyer has already filed an appeal.

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Charles Overfelt is a drag racer from way back. He's also a teacher.
And tonight, as we continue our series on a new exhibit at the Blue Ridge Institute,
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Joe Dashiell considers some lessons from a life in the fast lane.
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Jean, Charles Overfelt is one of the car builders featured in the Car Crazy Exhibit at Ferrum.
Like others we've profiled, his love affair with fast cars started early.
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((AND WE WERE GOING UP ONE OF THE MOUNTAINS AND MY MOTHER COMMENTED THERE WAS SOME CRAZY HOTRODDER BACK THERE. AND HE'D PULL OUT IN A MODEL A ROADSTER WITH A FLATHEAD ENGINE ON IT AND JUST SMOKE THE TIRES AND PASSING PEOPLE, AND SHE KEPT SAYING WHAT AN IDIOT AND I THOUGH WHAT A NEAT LITTLE VEHICLE.))
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Charles Overfelt was eight years old when he noticed his first hot rod, 12 or 13 when he started taking in the races at the old Roanoke Dragstrip.
Since then he's had his hands on many memorable cars, from the '53 Studebaker he and his girlfriend purchased and modified, to the dragsters he's competed with across the country. [NAT SOUND WITH STUDENTS 12:38]
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((THIS IS THE BOTTOM OF IT, THIS IS YOUR GROUND CLEARANCE. YOU DON'T WANT TO MOUNT IT SO LOW IT DRAGS. RIGHT. OKAY))
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In the shop at William Fleming High School, you can find his students testing an oversized scooter, or tinkering under the hood of a hot rod.
At its heart, the Power Systems Technology class is a welding program, [NAT SOUND OF WELDING]
but the emphasis on motor sports is the main draw.
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((LANSANA THULLA/STUDENT: A LOT OF GUYS HERE LIKE CARS, AND DRAG RACING, SHOW CARS AND THINGS. WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO DO WITH IT? I WANT TO GO TO VIRGINIA TECH AND BE A MECHANICAL ENGINEER.)) ((CHARLES OVERFELT: WELL I HOPE THEY END UP WITH A GOOD PAYING JOB. I HOPE THEY END UP WITH THE WORK ETHIC WE'RE TRYING TO PUSH FOR THEM, THE SAFETY PART WE'RE TRYING TO PUSH FOR THEM.)) ((WHEN YOU PUT THEM IN THE CAR SAFELY. START IT UP. )) ((AND JUST LET THEM FEEL THAT ENGINE, YOU CAN SEE THE GRIN ON THEIR FACE. YOU'VE GOT THEM HOOKED.))
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Overfelt's son has followed in his footsteps. He teaches a similar motorsports program in Roanoke County schools.
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Jean, Coming up on News 7 at Six we'll meet Tom Van Nortwick, a talented pinstripe artist here in the Roanoke Valley.

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Speaking of cars, coming up next on the newscast, Brent Watts takes us to a Lynchburg Fair that will highlight a classic ride this weekend...
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When Volkswagen started introducing small cars in America in the Late-50's, U.S. car makers had to respond. Chevy introduced its own compact car, the Corvair. This weekend Corvair owners from around the state are gathering in Lynchburg for a grand affair. Brent Watts has the details.
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Still to come on the newscast, Travis Wells preview tonight's NASCAR qualifying.
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Then a little bit later, we'll meet some amusement park fans who refuse to let anything come between them and the rollercoaster they love.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the weekend which starts on the track in Charlotte. Nextel Cup drivers will turn qualifying laps with a mandatory pit stop tonight to set the field for Saturday night's All Star Challenge.
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Jimmie Johnson is the defending race champ and used that win to propel him to victory lane the following week in the Coke 600.
Johnson and the 48 team have made themselves right at home at the circuit's home track.
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Time trials for the winner's only event get underway just after 7 o'clock.

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The Roy Stanley Memorial golf tournaments are fast approaching, and it's important for folks to take note of some very different dates this year.
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The second annual Celebrity tournament that allows foursomes to play with the likes of Shayne Graham, Rick Mast and Lee Suggs will be held on Friday June 25th. And the third annual Captains' Choice event will now be in August on Sunday the 22nd. Both events will be at Hanging Rock.
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You can get more information on our website at WDBJ-7 dot com or at the Hanging Rock golf club.
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We finish up with a close shave for a major league baseball player--literally.
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Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon showed up at spring training sporting a full beard. He hadn't had a haircut or a shave since then, until today. Damon helped Gillette introduce its new M3Power razor by shaving his beard. Dubbed the caveman by Boston fans, Damon will now have to find a new moniker.
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up at six, Steve Mason checks in with Uva's Tom Hagan on his transition from the gridiron to the diamond. Have a great weekend everybody.

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On Wall Street today, stocks closed the week with gains across the board as a drop in the price of oil eased some fears about inflation and interest rates.
Jean Lee has more.
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A publicity stunt to get some coverage for a London amusement park got a lot of UNcoverage as well.
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Scores of thrill-seeking students descended on a theme park in Surrey today in a bid to set a new world rollercoaster record - wearing nothing but their smiles.
Initial Estimates said that 82 students had joined in the attempt to set the first world record for the largest number of people to ride a rollercoaster naked.
The stunt was to mark the 25th birthday of England's fastest rollercoaster.
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