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One man is hospitalized after a school bus wreck in Floyd County.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, charges are filed against half a dozen middle school students.
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[Sports-Head]


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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Lowe's Motor Speedway's break is over. The big league baseball scouts have been camping out in Salem today.
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where the ACC baseball tournament opened with two tight one run games this afternoon.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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The storms headed this way are much more widespread than recent days. An analysis with SkyTracker 7 in a moment.
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News 7 is next.
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[WXPRO FULL]
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Another bumpy evening's ahead.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Severe thunderstorm warnings are popping up again across Western Virginia..
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[First-Wx]
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Strong thunderstorms are again rolling through Western Virginia.
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Severe thunderstorm and flood watches are up for parts of the viewing area.
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Let's get the latest on these storms from meteorologist Robin Reed.
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[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1


[***************] [SKYTRACKER/FULL]RADAR ANALYSIS

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[Bus-Accident]


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There's been another school bus accident in our area.
The latest is a head on collision that happened this afternoon in Floyd County.
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That is where we find Justin McLeod and he joins us live with details.
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((ROLLCUE:...recovering at a Roanoke hospital))
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The crash happened just before three o'clock on Route 221 in front of Check Elementary School. The bus had just left the school and was going north. A Dodge Neon apparently hit a patch of oil, causing it to slide into bus head-on.
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((Justin ad libs))
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[81-Wreck]


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An accident has closed the northbound lanes of I-81 near the Troutville exit in Botetourt County.
State Police say a pickup truck ran into the back end of a tractor-trailer.
The driver of the pickup has been taken by Lifeguard 10 to Carilion-Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
One northbound lane should be open soon, but traffic is backed up.

[Read-Mountain]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Six-teenagers are now facing drug charges, a week after five students took prescription medication at a Botetourt County Middle School. The three-boys and three-girls face a number of drug charges in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, including posession and distribution.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Wednesday]

The charges stem from an incident last week where Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says a 15-year-old boy got a hold of the anti-seizure drug Klonopin and gave it to several classmates. Emergency crews were called to the school when five of the 8th-graders became sick. A hearing is scheduled for July 6th.
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[Homeland-security]


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There is new information that Al Qaeda is getting ready to strike the United States.
In light of the new threats, Governor Warner says state officials will be paying closer attention to large public events.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon joins us now with more.
Shannon, Warner says, like the federal governoment,
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the state will not be raising its security level but he is warning Virginians to be vigilant, especially at mass public events.
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(( Warner says Virginia's director of homeland security was briefed this afternoon by the Justice Department.
He says the state did not receive any specific information but that Virginia will begin working with its federal partners to increase security at large public gatherings, like political conventions.
Still he says Virginians won't notice any change and that despite the new warnings, residents should feel safe.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I don't think Virginians will see a dramatic increase in security. most of that will be done behind the scenes but still go about your daily lives, don't change your vacation plans because I think Virginia is as well prepared as any state in the nation.)) [RUNS:18]
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Warner says in the post 9/11 world and with the situation in Iraq
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There is always going to be the threat of a terrorist event but he says Virginia is ready for them.

[Lifeguards]


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Roanoke is treading water in its search for lifeguards
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Parks and Recreation says it has yet to fill almost a quarter of the positions necessary to operate Fallon Park and Washington Pools this summer. Director Steve Buschor (Boo-shore) says the shortage is more severe than it's ever been.
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[IN Q=I think alot of it is that it's not necessarily the glamorous job...]

((STEVE BUSCHOR/PARK AND RECREATION DIRECTOR: I THINK ALOT OF IT IS THAT IT'S NOT NECESSARILY THE GLAMOROUS JOB THAT YOUNG PEOPLE THINK IT IS. THERE'S ALOT OF RESPONSIBILITY IN HAVING TO CARE FOR THE SAFETY OF THE FOLKS IN THE POOLS.))


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[OUT Q=safety of the folks in the pools.]
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Buschor also says the cost of getting certified and the availability of other comparable-paying jobs may be deterrents to potential applicants. Both pools will open June 11th.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS] If you'd like to apply for a lifeguard position, you 'll find a link to the Roanoke city jobs page on our website at wdbj7.com.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Still ahead on News 7, a Nobel Peace Prize winner gives some Central Virginia students a lesson in human righs.
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And with gas prices approaching record levels, THIS man is making sure you don't take an unfair hit at the pump, when News 7 returns...
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Jury selection is still underway in Grayson County for the Logan Bowman murder trial.
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[VO-NAT]

5-year old Bowman disappeared in January of 2003. His body has never been found.
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]

36 year old Dennis Schermerhorn is charged with felony homicide and two counts of felony child endangerment. Schermerhorn was dating Bowman's mother when the child disappeared. Attorneys for both sides and the judge have said it may be difficult to seat a jury in the case because of all the media attention. Jury selection is expected to last several days.
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[Eavesdropping]


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Lawyers for the state's Republican Party are accusing Democrats of "overkill."
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In March, a group of Democrat legislators filed a lawsuit against the Republican Party of Virginia and its former executive director Ed Matricardi.
They are suing the Republicans for eavesdropping on two conference calls.
Attorneys for the G-O-P criticized the Democrats today for pursuing the suit.
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((ED FUHR/ATTORNEY FOR REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA: THE ACTIONS THAT SOME OF THE INDIVIDUALS ENGAGED IN WERE WRONG. THEY WERE CRIMINAL AND THIS COURT HAS ALREADY DECIDED THAT MORE THAN A YEAR AGO. TO BE REHASHING AT THIS POINT TRYING TO APPARENTLY OBTAIN POLITICAL ADVANTAGE I THINK IS UNFORTUNATE, I THINK ITS BAD JUDGEMENT. I THINK THE PEOPLE IN VIRGINIA WANT TO SEE THE PARTIES GO ON TO THE ISSUES THAT REALLY MATTER.))
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The Republican Party was in court to ask that it be dropped from the suit.
A ruling is expected next week.
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[Gas-Pumps]


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With gas prices at an all-time high, you may wonder whether we're actually getting our money's worth.
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Bill Upshaw is an inspector with the state Department of Agriculture. It's his job to test gas pump meters for accuracy. He says each gallon has to be within six cubic inches. So it can be off by as much as 2-and-a half percent either way. If it goes beyond that, he says the station owner has two weeks to correct the problem.
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((BILL UPSHAW/GAS PUMP INSPECTOR: ONCE IT GETS TO 19-CUBIC INCHES, PLUS OR MINUS, WE CONDEMN IT, WE LOCK IT DOWN, SAY DON'T MATTER WHAT YOU CAN'T USE THIS PUMP TO YOU GET IT RECALIBRATED.))
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[VO-NAT]

Upshaw says that rarely happens. He says most stations do comply with the rules, and usually corrects the problem within a couple of days. Upshaw advises drivers, though, to always look for the Department of Agriculture's seal of approval on pumps. He says if they don't see it, they should report it.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street ended the day mixed, amid worries about the economy and the possibility of terror attacks. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell eight points.
NASDAQ rose eleven and a half.
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[Nobel-Winner]
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It's not every day a Nobel Peace Prize winner pays a visit to the United States, not to mention central Virginia.

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But some students in Chatham today got to meet with the newest Nobel Peace laureate.
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They learned firsthand how she's helped shape history in the Middle East.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Martin Luther King... Mother Teresa.. Mikhail Gorbachev.. the list of Nobel Peace Prize winners is long and distinguished.
The latest is Shirin Ebadi who was honored in 2003 for her work to promote legal and human rights in her native Iran.
On Wednesday, Ebadi found herself on the other side of the globe, answering questions from high school students at Chatham Hall.
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Through a translator, Ebadi gave her take on the war in Afghanistan and the U-S occupation of Iraq.
She says her own daughters are why she began fighting for women's rights.
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((SHIRIN EBADI/NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER: YOU BEGIN TO THINK YOU SHOULD DO SOMETHING SO THAT YOU SHOULD NOT BE SCOLDED BY YOUR DAUGHTERS IN THE FUTURE. AND WHEN IN THE FUTURE THEY WOULD TURN BACK AND SAY WHAT DID YOU DO FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS, YOU SHOULD HAVE AN ANSWER THAT WOULD BE CONVINCING.))
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Ebadi follows other distinguished speakers who've come to Chatham Hall this year.. all part of the all-girl school's efforts to provide its students with positive role models.
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((CHRIS HUGHES/ACADEMIC DEAN: THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE WORLD-RENOWNED, THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES TO CHANGING THE WORLD AND THEY'RE WOMEN WHO HAVE DONE THIS.))
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((TAYLOR MCCALL/STUDENT: TO BE ABLE TO MEET WITH HER AND ACTUALLY LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON OVER THERE IS REALLY INTERESTING.))
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[OUT Q=really interesting.]
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((ELIZABETH MCGOWAN/STUDENT: WHEN THE AYATOLLAH TOOK OVER IN 1979, ALL THE PROGRESS THAT THEY HAD MADE KIND OF COLLAPSED, AND EVER SINCE THEN I THINK SHE'S REALLY BEEN FIGHTING FOR THAT AND IT'S NEAT TO LEARN HOW SHE DID ALL THAT.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Chatham. ))

[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - some close games highlight the first round of play at the ACC tourney. The Scouts come out to check out the talent,
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and qualifying is on tap tomorrow night in Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600.
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[S-ACC]


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The ACC baseball tournament opened last night with a play-in game that produced 27 runs, 31 hits and 6 errors. Today, the opening round featured some more traditional action with two one run games.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Clemson vs. North Carolina; :00]


The opener had Clemson taking on North Carolina in a game that featured two ties and three lead changes.
Clemson got the win with a one out single by Russell Triplett in the bottom of the ninth to give the Tigers the 7-to-6 victory. Triplett went 2-for-5 at the plate recording a game-high three RBIs in the victory.
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The second game of the afternoon featured top seeded Ga. Tech and Maryland. The Yellow Jackets had to fight for their lives to advance with a 4-to-3 win. They got all four of their runs in the third inning.
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Virginia is playing Duke right now and the Cavs are behind 4-to-3 in the fourth.

[S-Scouts]


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The talent pool at this year's tournament provides a golden opportunity for major league scouts. With the amateur draft looming in less than two weeks, it's never too early to find that diamond in the rough. Travis Wells has more from the ballpark.
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[SUPER=01-Kelvin Bowles/Avs Owner and 20 Year Scout; 1:12]
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((Several hundred school kids from Roanoke City and the City of Salem filled out the crowd on the first full day of action at the ACC Tournament. There was no kidding around though for about 20 big league scouts in attendance, in search of the next big thing on the diamond. With 16 of Baseball America's Top 100 prospects in Salem this week, it's an opportunity too good to pass up.
Greg: Kelvin:
Possessing the physical tools to play at the next level is half the battle in getting noticed, but a cerebral approach to the game can go a long way too.
Ty:
Scouting has become a labor of love for most, trekking across a specific region of the country to clock fastballs, and time baserunners. Some are former players with the same goal, to find players, evaluate them and sign them to a contract. In Salem, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

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The Lowe's Motor Speedway will come back to life tomorrow night as qualifying is to roll under the lights for the Coca-Cola 600. This is the one each of the drivers really wants.
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One of the darkhorses Saturday night has to be Sterling Marlin - who so far this year has lacked his normal consistency.
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