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HEADLINES

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Republican presidential hopefuls vy for votes on Junior Tuesday.
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And leaders of Hamas call for an end to the bloodshed in Israel. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' is up next.

ISRAEL-BOMBING


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The political leaders of the Muslim militant group Hamas are calling on the group's military wing to stop the suicide attacks in Israel.
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The appeal follows four suicide bombings in Israeli in the past nine days.
The attacks have killed a total of 61 people.
This marks the first time Hamas leaders have explicitly demanded an end to violence.
President Clinton's response to the wave of bombings includes a possible offer to send a team of terrorist experts to Israel.
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((WE MUST AGAIN STATE OUR DETERMINATION THAT THESE FORCES OF TERROR SHALL NOT TRIUMPH. THE U.S. IS COMMITTED TO CONFRONTING THE CHALLENGE. ))
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White House spokesman Mike McCurry also says the president has written to Yasser arafat, urging him to do everything he can to break Hamas.
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Meantime Israeli troops today placed 400 West Bank towns and villages under siege and rounded up hundreds of men in a village square.
It's all part of Israel's promised crackdown on the Muslim militants.

Reax


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On the same day as the deadly terrorist bombing in Israel-- a Jewish holiday was celebrated in Roanoke.
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This mardi gras- like party is the Festival of Purim (Poor-im).
It honors the Jews' victory over their enemies.
But in the midst of the joyful celebration, some in the Jewish community are pessimistic about the continuation of the peace process in the Middle East.
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((RABBI JEROME FOX/BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE: THEY SEEM TO FEEL NOW THAT THIS IS THE LAST BLOW. THEY DON'T THINK IT CAN CONTINUE. AND SO, THERE'S A VERY, VERY DEPRESSED MOOD AMONGST US. ))
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Meanwhile, U-S legislators believe those guilty of the bombings should be punished-- but not at the cost of peace.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE THE ISRAELIS IN SPITE OF THE ATROCITIES THAT THEY'RE TAKING, TO CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH THOSE PALESTINIANS WHO TRULY DO WANT TO HAVE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. ))
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The younger generation says it is important for them as well.
These students are among a delegation from Roanoke heading to Israel next month.
They say they are not afraid to go because they believe the Holy Land takes care of those who journey there.
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IRISH-PEACE


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More setbacks in Ireland's already SHAKY peace iniative.
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Yesterday, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and other top Republican leaders were refused entry into a meeting near Belfast, an incident that has cast a SHADOW over HOPES that the current impasse will soon be resolved.
Sinn Fein - who had not been invited because of the breakdown in the ceasefire - claimed they were being discriminated against by being locked out of the talks.
This left representatives of the British and Irish governments in intensive negotiations to develop the peace process.
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Cuba


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The Senate is expected to vote on a measure today to punish Cuba.
The bill had languished in Congress for months, but was given new life after Cuba shot down two unarmed U-S private planes.
The legislation denies Fidel Castro all foreign investment and denies entry into the U.S. for anyone who buys property in Cuba that had been confiscated from Americans.
The House is expected to take up the bill later this week.

PRIMARIES


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It's a big day for Republicans, as the race continues for a presidential nominee.
Voters in eight states cast ballots today in what is being called the JUNIOR TUESDAY primary.
In all, there are 259 delegates up for grabs.
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Polls have Bob Dole favored everywhere.
And the Senate Majority Leader says a sweep today and in New York on Thursday could clinch him the nomination.
SUPER=03-Columbus, GA/Yesterday;


Pat Buchanan has been concentrating on Georgia and its 42 delegates -- the biggest prize of the day.
He calls the state ``pivotal'' to his nomination prospects.
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Steve Forbes is not expecting to sweep today's votes, he's concentrating on the New York primary.
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1-Sports


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Turning now to sports -- Mike Stevens has the latest in high school basketball and from the world of racing.
Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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XGR


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General Assembly committees worked into late last night.
That was their deadline to act on bills they've put off sending to the House or Senate floor in the FINAL days of the 1996 session.
A Senate committee "DID IN" parental notification for minor abortions for the SECOND time this session.
But even so, the bill's chances of passage are BETTER than ever this year.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( Its supporters rolled out the friendliest version they could in the unfriendly Senate Education and Health Committee -- joking at one point that they'd allow a pregnant teen to notify a telephone pole if it would get the bill to the Senate floor.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN: AS FAR AS I GO, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO OFFER THE AMENDMENTS, AND THEN MY VOTE WILL BE ON THE FLOOR TO TAKE THESE AMENDMENTS OFF. SO THERE'S NOTHING SINISTER ABOUT IT. IT'S VERY UP FRONT AND CLEAR. AND HERE AGAIN, IF IT WOULD REQUIRED NOTIFYING A TELEPHONE POLE, THAT'S WHAT I'D DO TO LET IT MOVE ONTO THE FULL FLOOR WHERE WE COULD HAVE AN OPEN DEBATE.))
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((SEN. JANET HOWELL: IF WE LET THIS OUT WITH THESE AMENDMENTS ON IT, YOU WILL HAVE THE VOTES TO RIP IT OFF. AND WE WILL HAVE A BILL THAT MANY OF US VEHEMENTLY THINK IS VERY DESTRUCTIVE OF YOUNG WOMEN.))
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SOT TAPE TWO 16:25:50

((SEN. DICK SASLAW: YOU KNOW IT AND I KNOW IT. IT IS MEN WHO COME DOWN HERE YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT, AND INSIST ON RAMMING THEIR THOUGHTS AND WHAT THEY BELIEVE DOWN THE THROATS OF THE WOMEN. AND IT DOESN'T OCCUR JUST IN VIRGINIA, IT OCCURS ACROSS AMERICA.))
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SOT TAPE TWO 16:32:30

((SEN. WARREN BARRY: SENATOR SASLAW IS WELL AWARE THAT THIS COMMITTEE WAS STACKED WITH THIS PARTICULAR QUESTION IN MIND WHEN IT WAS ORGANIZED. AND I DON'T THINK HE WOULD DENY THAT. AND I THINK IT'S A FACT. BUT I ALSO, IN ANSWERING SOME OF THE QUESTIONS ABOUT WE GUYS OR YOU GUYS ARE TRYING TO JAM IT DOWN SOMEBODY'S THROAT, I'D LIKE TO SAY RIGHT OFF THE BAT THAT I'M PRO-CHOICE.))
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(( Senator Barry is for abortion rights, but he's also for parental notification.
And he's telling the anti-abortion forces though that he will work to get this bill referred to the anti- abortion Courts committee.
If that doesn't work, expect it to pop up somewhere on the Senate floor this week.
Ellen Qualls News 7 Richmond.))
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Governments in the Roanoke Valley will not win approval to raise gasoline taxes for local transportation projects.

City-County


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Lawmakers in Richmond have decided to study the issue for another year.
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With federal funds for mass transit drying up, Roanoke City hoped to find additional money for Valley Metro.
Roanoke County agreed to the creation of a transportation district, but state lawmakers declined.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THE BUS COMPANY IS CRITICAL FOR THIS COMMUNITY AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THIS COMMUNITY. WE HAVE GOT TO HAVE A BUS COMPANY AND IF WE DON'T MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS AND SOME FUNDING ADJUSTMENTS, THEN THE BUS COMPANY COULD BE CLOSED.))
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The General Assembly will likely provide an additional one million dollars for local transportation, but that money will be divided among communities across the state.

Bath-Jail


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State lawmakers are also considering eliminating some local jails and replacing them with regional ones.
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Officials in Bath County say lawmakers want Bath, Highland County and Clifton Forge to form one local jail.
But County officials say that would probably hurt more than help.
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((TOMMY BLACK/BATH CO. SHERIFF: THE LEGISLATION THAT'S BEING PROPOSED RIGHT NOW... IF THAT GOES INTO AFFECT I WOULD BASICALLY LOOSE FIVE CORRECTION OFFICERS. SO THAT WOULD BE ONE THIRD OF MY MANPOWER BASICALLY DOWN THE DRAIN.))
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Bath County officials also say Richmond's efforts are confusing.
They say lawmakers are pushing for a new program that's not funded.
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((DOUG HIRSH/BATH CO. SUPERVISOR: ON ONE HAND THEY'RE SAYING TO GO TO A REGIONAL JAIL CONCEPT. BUT ON THE OTHER HAND THERE ARE NO FUNDS AVAILABLE WHEN THEY HAVE FINANCED OTHER REGIONAL JAIL PROJECTS. BUT SOMEHOW THE SENATE DIDN'T THINK IT THROUGH.))
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Bath County officials say they hope lawmakers will work with them to avoid any possible layoffs.
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Dialysis


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The Virginia Department of Corrections has asked an organization to oversee a kidney dialysis treatment program at the Greensville Correctional Center.
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Eight inmates receiving dialysis treatment at Greensville have died.
That prompted a study by the University of Virginia.
Last year, a U-V-A doctor recommended a group like the Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition independently oversee the program at the Southside Virginia prison.
The renal coalition monitors dialysis units that get Medicare funds in Virginia and several nearby states.
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Obesity


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About 35-percent of the population is overweight.
Some say that disturbing statistic can be credited to our hectic lifestyles, and the constant availability of high-fat food.
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VO-NAT
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At Duke University's Health and Fitness Center the goal is to look at four components of health.
The medical, behavioral, nutritional and fitness components.
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((MICHELE HUDGINS/DUKE DIET & FITNESS CENTER: THE EMPHASIS IS ON LIFESTYLE CHANGE AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE IF SOMEONE HAS A PROBLEM WITH THEIR WEIGHT. IT'S A TOUGH PROBLEM BECAUSE YOU'RE TRYING TO CHANGE SO MANY ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE. SO WE LOOK AT IT FROM A LOT OF DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS. ))
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On a tour of the facility last week, our Health Reporter-- Connie Stevens ran into one of the facility's more famous clients.
Remember KC, of "KC & the Sunshine Band"?
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((HARRY WAYNE CASEY/CLIENT: I'D GAINED LIKE 80 POUNDS SINCE THE TIME IN THE 70'S UP TO THE 1990'S. I LOST 15 POUNDS IN TWO AND A HALF MONTHS I BELIEVE. AND I THOUGHT IT WAS TIME TO COME BACK. AND I PLAN TO COME BACK EVERY YEAR. ))
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Clients do pay for their results.
One week, two week and four week stays are offered.
The initial week costs about 25-hundred dollars.

2-scores


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Time now for sports and the latest from the N-B-A --
Dennis Scott nailed six of his eight three-pointers in the second half of Orlando's win at Philadelphia.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Detroit/=99/Atlanta/=93//Orlando/110/Philadelphia/=97;
SUPER=96-Boston/105/Milwaukee/=98//San Antonio/101/Denver/=90;
SUPER=96-Washington/=96/Vancouver/=81;



SUPER=103-New Jersey/==2/NY Rangers/==2;


Two-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Ten presidential contests today could prove to be a make-or-break deal for Republican hopefuls.
More than 250 delegates are at stake.
Bob Dole says a sweep could clinch the G-O-P nomination for him.
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VO-NAT
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The split in Hamas is out in the open.
In an unprecedented step, the political leaders of the Muslim militant group today urged its military wing to halt the suicide bombings in Israel.
The call came after another deadly bombing yesterday, the fourth in nine days.
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And Minnie Pearl, who built a 50-year comedy career on a dollar-98 hat, a piercing ``Howdyyyyy!'' and a stock of corny jokes, has died at age 83.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, March 5th.
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News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

CAMPAIGN-96


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Today is "Junior Tuesday," and Republican presidential candidates are vying for some 250 delegates.
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SUPER=03-Albany, NY/Yesterday;


Polls have Bob Dole favored everywhere.
And the Senate Majority Leader says a sweep today and in New York on Thursday could clinch him the nomination.
SUPER=03-Ringwood, NJ/Yesterday;


Some Republicans are also saying Dole's nomination is "inevitable..." and yesterday he even got a vote, and a vote of confidence, by absentee ballot from House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
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((NEWT GINGRICH: I THINK HE'S DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN THE SENATE...SIGNATURE PEN OR A VETO PEN. ))
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Pat Buchanan has been concentrating on Georgia and its 42 delegates -- the biggest prize of the day.
He calls the state ``pivotal'' to his nomination prospects.
SUPER=04-Forbes TV Ad;


Steve Forbes is not expecting to sweep today's votes, he's concentrating on the New York primary.
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Meantime, the Reverand Jerry Falwell in Lynchburg is having his say about the campaign.

Falwell


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He says Republicans, including Dole, need to stop attacking each other.
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Falwell is particularly upset with attacks leveled at commentator Pat Buchanan, who Dole has labeled as an "extremist".
Falwell says whoever the nominee is, he'll need the Buchanan vote to dethrone Bill Clinton.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR: REGARDLESS, WE'RE GOING TO NEED.. THE REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO NEED THE SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES TO BEAT BILL CLINTON, AND CALLING PAT BAD NAMES IS A GOOD WAY TO LOSE THEM.))
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Falwell says the GOP is running the risk of alienating the ardent anti- abortion faction of the party.
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He says the same group abandoned the GOP in the 1992 election.

TEL-AVIV


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The political leaders of the Muslim militant group Hamas say they want an end to the suicide attacks in Israel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv/Yesterday;


They're urging the group's military wing to stop the bombings, which have killed a total of 61 people in Israel in the past nine days.
This marks the first time Hamas leaders have explicitly demanded an end to violence.
President Clinton's response to the wave of bombings includes a possible offer to send a team of terrorist experts to Israel.
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((WE MUST AGAIN STATE OUR DETERMINATION THAT THESE FORCES OF TERROR SHALL NOT TRIUMPH. THE U.S. IS COMMITTED TO CONFRONTING THE CHALLENGE. ))
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White House spokesman Mike McCurry also says the president has written to Yasser Arafat, urging him to do everything he can to break Hamas.
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Meantime Israeli troops today placed 400 West Bank towns and villages under siege and rounded up hundreds of men in a village square.

Bombing-Reax


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On the same day as the deadly terrorist bombing in Israel-- a Jewish holiday was celebrated in Roanoke.
As Kimberly McBroom reports, local Jews found it a timely celebration of their faith.
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((
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This mardi gras- like party is the Festival of Purim. It honors the Jews' victory over their enemies.
But in the midst of their joyful play, some in the Jewish community feel peace in the middle east may be put on hold-- at least for now.
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((RABBI JEROME FOX/BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE: WE WERE HOPING FOR THE PEACE PROCESS. WE WERE SUPPORTING THE PEACE PROCESS. BUT IT'S JUST INTOLERABLE FOR ISRAEL TO SUFFER THAT KIND OF CIVILIAN ATTACK OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND DO NOTHING. ))
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Meanwhile, U-S legislators believe those guilty of the bombings should be punished-- but not at the cost of peace.
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SOT tape 1 7:27:18

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE THE ISRAELIS IN SPITE OF THE ATROCITIES THAT THEY'RE TAKING, TO CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH THOSE PALESTINIANS WHO TRULY DO WANT TO HAVE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. ))
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The younger generation says it is important for them as well.
These students are among a delegation from Roanoke heading to Israel next month.
It'll be the fifth trip for Jonathon Kurshan-- who believes the Holy Land takes care of those who journey there.
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SOT tape 2 8:18:32

((JONATHON KURSHAN/WILLIAM FLEMING SOPHOMORE: I'M NOT SCARED REALLY, I MEAN, YEAH, THERE'S BOMBS GOING OFF AND PEOPLE DYING-- BUT I REALLY FEEL SAFE IN ISRAEL. ))
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((ABBY FIFER/PATRICK HENRY SOPHOMORE: IN A WAY, I KIND OF FEEL LIKE MY GOING TO ISRAEL IS SAYING, I'M NOT GOING TO STAY BACK FROM ISRAEL-- WE WILL OVERCOME THESE ENEMIES. ))
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But she still hopes peace will return to the Holy Land.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7. ))

Minnie-Pearl


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Country comdienne Minnie Pearl died last night in Nashville.
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The star of the Grand Old Opry and the T-V series "Hee-Haw" was known for for her flowered hat with the dangling price tag and a boisterous greeting.
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((HOWDY!))
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Minnie Pearl was 83.
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3-Sports


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In college basketball, more teams earn automatic bids into the N-C-Double-A tournament.
Canisius and Portland are among them.
Mike Stevens has the rest in March Madness.
Good morning Mike.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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Martin


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Trial continues today for a man accused of murdering a Danville bartender five years ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham/Yesterday;


Prosecutors say Thomas Alvis Martin set fire to a white Corvette in September of 1990.
41- year- old Paul Nathaniel Deshazo owned the car.
Six days later-- his body was found near the site.
Martin was not charged with killing Deshazo until last fall.
According to testimony, the victim's girlfriend used to date Martin.
Prosecutors hinted the accused may have been upset over the couple's interracial relationship.
Martin, however, says he's innocent.
Defense attorneys in opening statements said Deshazo was a drug dealer who was possibly killed by someone interested in drugs and money.
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In Roanoke, an occupational therapist is going to jail for molesting one of his patients.


Nowlin


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The sentencing guidelines for James Gary Nowlin (NOW-lin) called for NO time to serve.
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But the judge decided to ignore the guidelines, declaring prison time "absolutely necessary" in Nowlin's case.
Judge Clifford Weckstein put him away for four and a half years.
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((TONY ANDERSON/NOWLIN'S LAWYER: I BELIEVE THAT HE CONSIDERED THE FACT THAT THIS MAN WAS IN A POSITION OF TRUST AND HAVING VIOLATED THAT TRUST, YOU HAVE TO PROTECT THOSE WHO CAN'T PROTECT THEMSELVES. ))
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Nowlin had pled guilty in November, and by the time he arrived in court for sentencing, he had already surrendered his license as a therapist and was ready to make a public apology to the victim's family... and his own.
His lawyer indicated Nowlin was trying too hard to rehabilitate the incapacitated victim.
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((ALICE EKIRCH/PROSECUTOR: I THINK HE WENT BEYOND THE NORMAL STEPS OF COMPASSION AND CARING WHEN HE DID THIS TO THE VICTIM.))
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The victim's mother said she was happy with the sentence.

Ashe


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The issue of how to honor tennis great Arthur Ashe is back in the news.
Yesterday, the Richmond Planning Commission came up with a plan for TWO Arthur Ashe statues for historic Monument Avenue.
It recommended an international competition for an Ashe monument design for the boulevard lined with statues of Confederate heroes.
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The commission also recommended approval of sculptor Paul Di Pasquale's
(dee-pas-KWALL-ee) monument to Ashe on Monument Avenue.


And it recommended approval of a plan to eventually move that monument to a proposed black sports hall of fame.
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Grand-Heironimus


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In Christiansburg, Grand Piano and Furniture Company is moving into space Heironimus built for itself two years ago.
As Tracy Altizer reports, the move comes at the expense of two other downtown districts.
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(( Grand Piano was the last major retailer doing business in Blacksburg.
It's been a vital downtown anchor.
But Grand is closing its Blacksburg and Radford stores, consolidating its New River Valley business into the Heironimus building in Christiansburg.
In Radford, Grand's lease is up.
But in Blacksburg, the company says a difficult building layout and an even tougher parking problem led to the decision to close there.
Blacksburg merchants fear until the town has a parking garage, that's a problem that won't go away.
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((ARNOLD SAARI/BLACKSBURG DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS ASSOC.: THE TOWN DOES MAKE SOME GOOD ATTEMPTS TO PURCHASE PROPERTY AND MAKE LOTS SPREAD AROUND, BUT THAT'S ALL STOP-GAP. WE NEED A PARKING RAMP. ))
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Saari says the parking situation will make it hard to attract another large retailer to fill the 25 thousand- square foot space Grand currently leases.
He'd like to see the building divided to accommodate a number of merchants.
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((WELL IT WOULD GIVE VARIETY AND IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR A BUSINESS PERSON TO AFFORD CERTAIN SQUARE FOOTAGE RATHER THAN A WHOLE BUILDING LIKE THAT. SO I THINK TO HAVE SEVERAL STORES IN THERE, A MIN-MALL OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT, WOULD BE BENEFICIAL. ))
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In Radford, Main Street director Bud Jeffries would rather see another large retailer move in.
Grand expects to open in Christiansburg this summer. No one from Heironimus was available to comment on that store's closing. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

4-scores


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Turning now to sports --
Orlando has a ten-game lead in the N-B-A's Atlantic Division after Dennis Scott hit eight three-pointers in the Magic's triumph at Philadelphia.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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