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The death count mounts in three separate attacks today in the Middle East.
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And one day before the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, there is lingering fear of more violence from anti- government groups.
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A quick moving system will bring clouds and the chance of showers overnight, but hten rapidly pull out of the region, so you can expect pleasant weather as we move toward the weekend.
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Don't go away, the news is next.

Israel-Lebannon


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It has been the deadliest day of attacks yet in Israel's eight-day offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas.
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Close to 60 Lebanese refugees were killed and more than 80 wounded in an Israeli attack on a U-N base in south Lebanon.
The base is in an area where guerrillas have been firing rockets into northern Israel.
Hundreds of refugees sought shelter at the base.
Elsewhere today, an Israeli air raid on a village killed eleven people, including seven children and their mother.
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Egypt


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Meantime, Muslim militants are suspected in a deadly attack today in Cairo, Egypt.
Witnesses say gunmen shouting "God is Great" sprayed a group of tourists with gunfire, killing at least 18 people and wounding 17 others.
Bob Simon has more.
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((It was the bloodiest attack in Egypt since the militant islamic group launched its campaign of terror in 1992.
It was their first major operation inside Cairo in more than a year.
Eighteen people were killed, 17 of them were greeks, elderly pilgrims mostly, on a tour of the Holy Land. Three gunmen opened up with automatic weapons as they were walking from the Europa Hotel to their bus.
One of the dead was an Egyptian.
Thirteen people were treated in a nearby hospital.
A doctor said three of them are in very serious condition.
The islamic group has always targetted tourists.
It's aim is to destroy the Egyptian economy, overthrow the regime and replace it with an islamic state.
Two groups of Israeli tourists were in the hotel today.
That might have helped explain the attack.
The israelis were not hurt. Bob Simon, CBSN, Tel Aviv.))

Clinton


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President Clinton is in Russia this afternoon after wrapping up a three-day state visit to Japan.
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In Tokyo this morning, Japanese lawmakers applauded President Clinton's pledge to continue security ties to the region.
Mr. Clinton told Japan's parliament that the U-S presence in the region is the cornerstone of Asian stability.
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Mr. Clinton acknowledged unresolved trade issues still remain but said he was confident the two nations will be successful allies.
He is only the second American president ever to address the Japanese parliament.
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Dedication


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A Danville woman with ties to Oklahoma says she often wonders if she knew anyone killed in last year's bombing.
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Shelly Thompson was born in Virginia, but grew up in Tulsa.
For the past two years, she's been enrolled as a student at the Danville Regional School of Nursing.
Last year, Thompson and her classmates planted a tree in memory of the men, women and children who were killed.
Today Thompson and her classmates returned to that same spot-- to erect a plaque.
She says nurses, perhaps better than anyone, understand the grief the victims' families must be feeling.
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Thompson say the people of Oklahoma City are aware of the tree she and her classmates planted.
An Oklahoma newspaper, last year, printed an article on the school.
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Militias


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In addition to tomorrow being the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, it is also the anniversary of the standoff at Waco.
The date April 19th has become synonymous with anti-government related violence, and one expert on cults and militia groups hopes it won't bring more.

Steve Smallshaw reports.
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Rick Ross has made it his job to help the victims of that fanaticism, people who get caught up in cults and militia groups without fulling knowing what they're getting into.
Even though events like Oklahoma City have scared off many militia members, the groups continue to recruit heavily.
Ross says there are dozens of Randy Weavers and David Koresh's out there, just waiting for their chance to confront the government.
Dealing with them is a fine line between enforcing the law and avoiding provocation.
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What do those leaders have planned for this Friday, the next April 19th?
Ross hopes the day passes quietly.
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Still to come on News 7 -
A rabid animal is found in our area - it's the third one this year,
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and candidates for the U-S Senate were cooking up some votes yesterday.
We'll take you to the annual Shad Planking.
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Rabies


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A third case of rabies in a wild animal has been confirmed in Pittsylvania County.
Health officials say a rabid raccoon was picked up near Chatham.
The raccoon had gotten into a fight with two dogs -- which officials say is unusual behavior for a generally nocturnal animal.
Earlier this year -- a skunk near Chatham and a racoon in the Java area tested positive for rabies.


Veto


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Two Roanoke area organizations lost funding yesterday in the General Assembly's final session.
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Vetos stood on state money for Virginia CARES and the College of Health Sciences.
Legislators also upheld Governor Allen's veto of a budget provision aimed at forcing him to apply for nearly seven MILLION dollars in federal education money.
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Mason-Dixon


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A new poll shows that Senator John Warner has a lead over Republican challenger Jim Miller.
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The latest News-7/Roanoke Times poll shows Warner would get less than half the vote, but still beat Miller if the vote were held today.
Seventeen percent of the voters surveyed said they had not made up their minds.
But among G-O-P voters, just 39 percent have a favorable opinion of Virginia's senior senator; and 25 percent have an UNfavorable view.
John Warner is maintaining a comfortable lead over his likely Democratic opponent, Mark Warner, 56 percent to 24 percent.
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Shad-Planking


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John Warner and Lt. Governor Don Beyer were among the no shows at the 48th annual Shad Planking in Wakefield.
But senate candidates Mark Warner and Jim Miller were there.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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Chisholm


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Meantime, a former presidential candidate wasn't eating fish, but she was chewing the fat at Virginia Tech.
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Former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm spoke last night.
Her theme: "Social Justice in America: in the Individual and the Community".
She was invited by the Black Students Alliance.
Chisholm told the audience institutionalized racism is still a major challenge for America.
She also had a message for young people who want change.
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Chisholm was the first African-American woman to serve in congress in 1968.
And the first to run for President in 1972.
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Up next -
A famous Wise County native falls ill during a performance on Broadway,
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and we'll tell you why plans for building this ferris wheel just keep spinning.
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Carew


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The daughter of a baseball hero lost her battle with Leukemia yesterday.
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Eighteen year old Michelle Carew, daughter of hall of fame player Rod Carew, died in a southern California hospital after a seven month illness.
A national plea by Carew for a bone marrow donor for his daughter failed-- but drew attention to the need for minority donors.
Some 70-thousand signed up as donors.
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The California Angels, the Toronto Blue Jays and a stadium of people held a moment of silence last night, remembering Michelle.
Rod Carew is a hitting coach for the Angels.
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Scott


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Wise County native George C- Scott is expected to be back on Broadway tonight after a close call.
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The actor had to leave the stage last night in the middle of his performance.
He was halfway through "Inherit the Wind" when he felt lightheaded and asked the audience to excuse him.
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Scott was given oxygen backstage.
Tony Randall took over and finished the play.
Randall subbed for Scott when he missed eleven performances because of a stomach flu.

Ferry-Farm


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The band R-E-M has hopped on the "Save the Washington Farm" bandwagon.
The alternative rock group sent a 500-dollar check to the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation in its efforts
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to keep Wal-Mart from building a 93-thousand-square-foot store on the famous homeplace of George Washington in Stafford County.
Last week, the committee got a 25-hundred-dollar check from former Eagles member Don Henley, who has helped with several environmental preservation projects nationwide.
Earlier this month, the Stafford Architectural Review Board denied Wal-Mart's request to build its store.
Wal-Mart has appealed that decision to the Board of Supervisors.
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Ferris-Wheel


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Look out Buckingham Palace and the Tower Bridge.
London may have a new tourist attraction--- a collosal 500 foot-tall ferris

wheel that would give breathtaking views of the capital.
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British Airways has offered to fund part of the multi-million dollar project if local council grants permission to build the 18-hundred ton wheel.
Opposition to the project is mounting, with many believing the giant structure would be an eyesore or blot on London's landscape.
If permission is granted, the wheel could be operating by 19-98.
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Main-Street


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A Martinsville bank is expanding its reach.
MainStreet Bankgroup says it will purchase the First National Bank of Clifton Forge in a deal valued at 26 million dollars.
First National has been a fixture in Clifton Forge, and Alleghany, Bath, and Botetourt Counties since the turn of the century.
MainStreet estimates the deal will add roughly two million dollars a year to its bottom line.

Fieldcrest


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Fieldcrest Cannon Incorporated reports a decline of 73 percent in first-quarter net income.
It blames higher cotton prices and sluggish demand for bedding and bath products.
The company says net sales also dropped two-point-seven percent from the same period last year.
The company says the result represents a substantial recovery from the fourth quarter of last year when it lost 15-point-six MILLION dollars.
Fieldcrest has a towel plant in Fieldale.

Stocks


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Stocks are mostly higher today.
At noon the Dow was UP four points.
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Don't go away -
Patrick has details of last night's match-up between U-Va and Virginia Tech,
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and U-N-C's men's lacrosse team nets a big win while at V-M-I yesterday.
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Tech


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Over at Salem Memorial Stadium last night another classic match up between Virginia Tech and Virginia.
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Hokie shortstop Kevin Kurilla hits a single up the middle to centerfield in the bottom of the 4-th.
Former Byrd catcher Josh Herman scores and Tech leads one to nothing.
But Virginia ties it in the top of the 7-th.
Former U-V-A quarterback Symmion Willis hits a shot off the Miller Lite sign in left-centerfield for a solo homer and the Cavaliers tie the game at one to one.
The Cavaliers score the winning run in the top of the 10-th.
Pat Bransford hits a line drive off the rightfield wall.
Adam Robinson legs it out from second and the Cavaliers win it 2 to 1.
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UVa


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Virginia Alumni who weren't at the game gathered last night to hear from a couple of the Star City's finest Cavaliers.
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Tiki and Ronde Barber returned home to talk to the alumni and sign some autographs for some future Wahoos.
Ronde also talked about coming back from his recent elbow injury that will take about three months to heal.
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VMI


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The University of North Carolina Lacrosse team was in Lexington last night for a showdown with V-M-I.
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The Tarheels jump out in front just a couple of minutes into the game as Spencer Deering nets one with a little help from Rob Tobin's assist.
Carolina takes a four-nothing lead off a Brendan Carey shot in the first quarter on the unassisted tally.
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the Tarheels when Joe Brockman scores.
V-M-I pulls within three goals, four to one.
The second quarter features five unanswered goals by the Heels culminating in a shot by Jude Collins with 3:22 left in the half.
Carolina wins the game 23 to 3.
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In other action, the Roanoke men's lacrosse team beat Radford 16-13 and the Lady Maroons beat Washington & Lee 10-6.

WASP


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Emory and Henry's mascot will remain the Wasp, despite a group of students' complaints that the school needs a "more inclusive" nickname.
College president Thomas Morris says the school adopted the wasp as its mascot before WASP became an acronym for White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.
He says the nickname was never intended to be racially derogatory.
Members of the college's African-American Society who campaigned for the change say they received threatening phone calls and that their flyers were vandalized.
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Coming up today on Health Check-- the latest from Alice, Texas, and the Ebola cases turning up at a monkey lab there.
It now appears a FOURTH monkey at the facility is infected with the virus. Have a great day, and thanks for joining us. The story, plus all the latest news, sports and weather-- on News 7 at FIVE.