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Next on News Seven- a family in Lexington mourns the death of their 10-year-old son who was shot and killed on the campus of V-M-I.
And a Christiansburg Police Officer shoots a woman after responding to a call of a possible suicide attempt.

Sports-Head


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In sports, A crash involving a dozen cars at Talladega and the Orlando Magic has a two game lead on Detroit in their Eastern Conference playoff series.
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WX-Head
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The warm and dry weather pattern continues--
Expect another sunny day on tap for tomorrow.
Then showers re- enter the forecast by Tuesday.



Lexington-Shooting


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TAPE# 96-32
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A 10-year-old Lexington boy was accidentally shot and killed by his shooting instructor yesterday.
Now, attention is turning as to how this could have happened.
Scott Prince has the story.
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((Family members describe 10- year- old John Pickral as a boy full of life.
He loved sports... especially hunting.
But his life came to an abrupt halt after a gun accident at the Virginia Military Institute Rifle Range.
Pickral was there to take a skeet shooting lesson from rifle coach Jim Thorp... the man left holding the 3-80 caliber pistol.
Police say the bullet went through Thorp's hand and into the chest of the 4th grader.
Before the incident happened, conversation focused on the Salem Gun Show. standup
That's when Thorp took out the 3- 80... saying he had bought it at a gun show.
He retracted the slide to see if there was a round in the chamber.
What Thorp didn't know was that the magazine was loaded.
As he tried to put the gun away, it went off.
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((RICK BIRNBACH/VALLEY GUNS: A .380 WOULD BE TREATED JUST LIKE ANY OTHER SEMI- AUTOMATIC PISTOL. IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE ITS CHECKED, HAVE THE MAGAZINE WITHDRAWN, MAKE SURE THAT WAS EMPTY, BRING THE SLIDE BACK LOOK DOWN THE ACTUAL BARREL AND IN THE MAGAZINE WELL, LOOKING FOR ANY CHANCE OF A LOOSE ROUND. ))
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Pickral was pronounced dead at Stonewall Jackson Hospital... the same place where Thorp is recovering.
At this point no charges have been filed against the rifle instructor.
But V- M- I has turned the case over to the Lexington commonwealth's attorney.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))

C'Burg-Shooting


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A Christiansburg Police officer shot a woman this morning following a suicide call to 9-1-1.
Around 8-30, police responded to an apartment at the Old Farm Village.
According to a press release, a woman called 9-1-1 dispatchers and told them she was considering committing suicide.
Officers arrived and heard a shot fired.
Stella Arcaro (ARE-CAR-ROW) then exited the apartment pointing a rifle at an officer.
The officer fired, striking Arcaro in the leg.
She's in stable condition at Montgomery Regional Hospital.
Police have not said if Arcaro is the woman who made the call to 9-1-1.
The Christiansburg Police Department and State Police are investigating.

Gretna-Shooting


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Gunshots were fired at a crowded park in Pittslyvania County last night.
One person was wounded.
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It happened around 7- forty at the Gretna town park.
Police say around 40- people were there when Sylvester Pannell (PUH-NELL) was shot in the leg.
The shooting was apparently sparked by a fight.
When police arrived, they found a trail of blood but Pannell had already left.
They say someone had driven Pannell to the Gretna Rescue Squad crew hall.
A little later two Sheriff's Deputies located what appeared to be the bullet.
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((NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE WILLING TO TALK? PAUL SMITH/GRETNA POLICE OFFICER:NOBODY WAS WILLING TO TALK, IT WAS ABOUT 40 TO 50 PEOPLE UP HERE AND NOBODY SAW ANYTHING. ))
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Police say they do have leads, but so far, no one's been arrested.
Sylvester Pannell (PUH-NELL) was taken to Danville Regional where he was treated and released.
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Balcony-Collapse


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Officials from Blacksburg's Planning and Engineering Department have inspected an apartment building where second- and third-floor balconies collapsed yesterday morning.
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The two balconies at the Terrace View Apartment complex fell under the weight of nearly 40 students.
Three people remain hospitalized.
Thirteen others were treated at local hospitals for injuries ranging from cuts and broken bones to emotional trauma.
The apartment manager says the rental policy states only 10 people should be on the balcony at one time.
Town Manager Ron Secrist says he expects to get the results of the inspection early this week.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Coming up on news-7,
A book and movie deal for Mike Farris?
The Conservative Republican is already working on his second book.
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And the toughest reunion you'll ever love...
Some Peace Corps participants meet again after 35 years.
...Kimberly?
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Wx ad lib
Well Ron, Chicago doesn't have much on us--
The windy conditions continue-- gusting up to near 25- miles an hour at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
But the winds are coming from the southwest-- that, along with the sunshine boosted temperatures into the 70s.
The warming trend will last into tomorrow-- with highs nearing 80 degrees.
The complete forecast is on the way-- hope you stay with us. MUSIC UP FULL
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Business-Review


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Bell Atlantic officials say it will merge with a fellow Baby Bell to the North,
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and Revco and Rite Aid decide to call off their plans to combine operations.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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((After months of speculation, Bell Atlantic and Nynex have made it official.
The two Baby Bells will join forces in a 23 million dollar deal, the biggest telecommunications merger ever.
Revco and Rite Aid have called off their merger plans, which could have affected a number of stores in our area.
The drug store chains gave up their bid in the face of strong opposition from federal regulators.
The Hill City has emerged the winner of the Frito Lay Sweepstakes.
Lynchburg leaders have confirmed that the world's largest snack company will put its newest plant there, possibly creating as many as a thousand jobs.
Norfolk Southern says it had a strong first quarter in spite of bad weather and a strike at General Motors.
The rail giant is one of the region's largest employers.
Valley Bank says its first year in business was a good one.
The Roanoke bank posted a loss for fiscal 1995, but it says it expected it because of costs associated with starting up a new operation.
Dublin businessman Hiawatha Nicely has backed out of his new job as director of the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance.
Nicely was unable to adjust his business and personal activities to devote full attention to the Alliance.
An attorney with Quibell says the Roanoke soft drink maker has halted production for the past few weeks because of a dispute with a bottle supplier.
The company expects to be up and running again next month.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose 33 points, closing at 5567.99.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.)) Nat Sot
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Trigon


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The city of Lynchburg has reached a settlement with Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield over allegations of fraud.
The city claimed it had been defrauded of up to one MILLION dollars because Trigon did not pass on discounts it negotiated with hospitals for city employees' health care.
Neither Trigon nor the city would disclose terms of the settlement.
The case was to come to trial next month.
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Peace-Corps


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They say it's the toughest job you'll ever love.
And dozens of people turned out in Lexington today to express THEIR love of the Peace Corps.
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This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Peace Corps, and Virginia representatives held a party of sorts at the Washington & Lee pavilion.
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((BRIAN MURCHISON/FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER: THE PEACE CORPS HAS SURVIVED ALL KINDS OF POLITICAL WINDS IN THIS COUNTRY. IT'S THIRTY FIVE YEARS OLD. IT HAS SURVIVED A LOT OF CHANGES IN WASHINGTON. MAINLY BECAUSE IT'S JUST A GOOD IDEA. SENDING PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SEE A LITTLE BIT OF THE WORLD AND WHO WANT TO DO SOMETHING FOR THEIR FELLOW MAN AND WOMAN. ))
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Since 1961, more than 143- thousand volunteers have assisted in 130 countries.
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The Peace Corps specializes in the global development of education, health, business, agriculture, and the environment.

Farris


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TAPE# 96-38
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A book and movie deal is in the works for the conservative Christian Republican defeated by Don Beyer for the Lieutenant Governor job.
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Loudoun County constitutional lawyer Mike Farris hasn't ruled out another political run since his '93 defeat --
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but he's ruled IN a sideline career as a novelist.
His first novel is called "Anonymous Tip" and is due out in October.
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((IT'S ABOUT A SINGLE MOM WHO WAS TURNED IN FOR A FALSE CHILD ABUSE ALLEGATION BY HER EX-HUSBAND. AND SHE HAS TO FIGHT FOR HER CHILD AND THEN HER RIGHTS. AND IT'S A CHRISTIAN, JOHN GRISHAM-STYLE NOVEL. SO THEY'VE SIGNED ME TO A FIVE NOVEL CONTRACT. AND I'M ACTUALLY WRITING NUMBER TWO RIGHT NOW.))
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The deal is through a Southern Baptist publishing house -- which is also considering two offers from filmmakers to bring "Anonymous Tip" to the movie screen.
Meanwhile, Farris continues his work as a national advocate for home- schoolers, and a national co- chairman for Pat Buchanan's Presidential effort.

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MUSIC ON TAPE
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Coming up,
The Hill City works on improving its riverfront, in anticipation of the upcoming "Festival by the James."
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And,
It's a bird, it's a plane...no-- it's a parachute with a motor.
We'll see the wierd flying machine up next.
Stay tuned.
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Ultra-Light


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He sails through the air with the greatest of ease... he's the daring young man on the flying ...parachute?
That's exactly what one Bedford County man has been piloting through the skies of central Virginia recently.
Steve Smallshaw caught up with the intrepid aviator and has this report.
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(( Like most small airports, the New London landing strip has seen all types of flying machines over the years... nothing, however, quite like Jeff Jensen's contraption.
Jensen is the only person in Virginia who sells the Buckeye Powered Parachute.
It's essentially a lounge chair with wheels, a 66 horsepower engine and prop, and one giant parachute.
Crank it all up and you've got yourself a flying machine.natsot takeoff
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((Since he became a dealer in December, Jeff Jensen has sold two of the Buckeye machines. Judging from the attention they get from people on the ground, these flying parachutes practically sell themselves.))
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((JENSEN: IT'S VERY INTRIGUING, PEOPLE ARE VERY INTRIGUED BY IT. THEY SEE 'EM AND THEY JUST WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT 'EM.))
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Count Dale Wilson among that group.
He spotted Jensen in the air one day, tracked him down and went up for a two hour flight.
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((DALE WILSON/PARACHUTE OWNER: DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS WHEN I FIRST SAW IT. HE WAS SO LOW, AND YOU COULD JUST SEE HIM REAL WELL AND HE WAS WAVING, HE HAD ANOTHER GUY IN IT WITH HIM AND THEY WERE WAVING, NEATEST THING I EVER SAW. SO I HAD TO RIDE IN IT AND ENDED UP BUYING IT.))
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On this night, it took a few hours for the wind to calm down enough to take off.
As he soared leisurely over the airport, Jensen says the trip was worth the wait.
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((JENSEN: IT'S ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. SUN'S SETTING OVER THE MOUNTAINS, OVER THE PEAKS THERE IN ROANOKE, IT'S JUST GORGEOUS UP HERE THIS EVENING.))
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Believe it or not, Jensen says it doesn't take long to get the hang of piloting the parachute.
Once you've done that, the rest is a breeze.
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((JENSEN: MOST OF THE TIME YOU CAN JUST KICK YOUR FEET OFF THE PEDALS, JUST SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE RIDE.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

L'burg-Riverfront


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With the Festival by the James less than two months off, Lynchburg officials have been busy sprucing up the city's riverfront.
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Work crews spent the past week grading and landscaping the area, and removing the debris from several demolished buildings.
The city hopes to have the area cleaned up before thousands of tourists converge on the riverfront in June.
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((PAUL HARVEY/LYNCHBURG COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: THE FIRST STEP IS MAKING IT LOOK NICE AND MAKING IT AN ATTRACTION FOR PEOPLE TO COME VISIT. IF YOU COMBINE THAT WITH RETAIL DEVELOPMENT FURTHER UP THE HILL THERE ON COMMERCE AND MAIN, THE ADDITION OF THE TOURIST MUSEUM AND THE RIVERVIEWS PROJECT, DOWNTOWN'S GOING TO BECOME MORE OF AN ATTRACTION TO PEOPLE.))
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The riverfront area eventually will be seeded, and built into a park- like setting.
Federal grant money is picking up the cost of the project.
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, The Winston Select 500 was red flagged because of a huge wreck involving about a dozen cars
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And the Orlando Magic has a two game lead on Detroit in their Eastern conference playoff series.
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S-Race


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A crash involving a dozen cars red flagged the Winston Select 500 for about 30 minutes.
But Sterling Marlin took the lead with less than 25 laps to go to win the race at Talladega.
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Ernie Irvan running with a patched up engine managed to lead the race after passing Dale Earnhardt.
But Sterling Marlin had the fastest car on the track he worked his way through traffic to take the point about 60 laps into the race.
The third caution of the day came out when Bill Elliott's car gets airborne and slams down in the grass on all four wheels on lap 79 of the race. Elliott remained in the car until a crew was able to cut him out. He was taken to an Alabama hospital with a dislocated hip.
Ward Burton led for a lap but Terry Labonte was the leader at the half way mark after holding off Earnhardt and Terry Labonte. After they crossed the line Earnhardt was the leader of the race.
Michael Waltrip in the Woods Brothers Citgo ford took the lead with 69 laps to go.
Then the fourth caution of the day came out when several cars get involved in a crash un turn one. Ricky Craven's car flips and gets airborne several cars went under craven and he hit the fence in turn one. Craven was shaken up but not seriously injured. 14 cars were involved including Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin.
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((MARK MARTIN/6 VAVOLINE FORD: ))
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Marlin took the lead with less than 25 laps to go and he would hold off Dale Jarret to win the Winston Select 500 at Talladega.
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((STERLING MARLIN/WINSTON SELECT 500 WINNER: ))
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Jarrett was second Earnhardt third Terry Labonte fourth and Michael Waltrip fifth.

S-NBA


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The Orlando Magic has grabbed a 2 to nothing lead in their best of five series against the Detroit Pistons.
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Shaq gets out of his B-M-W ready to go to work.
And early in the first quarter he gets the slam as the Magic took a 7 to 3 lead.
Then watch Shaq with the pass to Penny Hardaway for the easy layup and a 16 to 7 first quarter lead.
The Pistons tried to get back in it in the second quarter Grant Hill pulls up and nails the three pointer Detroit trailed by 8.
But Shaq led a 12 point run in the
SUPER=32-Orlando/=92/Detroit/=77;third quarter he finished the game with 29

as the Magic beats the Pistons 92 to 77.
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S-Magic


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After complaining about a lack of playing time in the first game of the series against the Houston Rockets Magic Johnson got his chance yesterday and took over.
The Magic Man scored 26 points as the Lakers evened the series at one game each.
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((MAGIC JOHNSON/26 POINTS: I WAS TIRED OF THEM RUNNING, THAT RUN THAT THEY HAD. AND I SAID, I'M GOING TO JUST GO BACK TO ME, I'M TIRED OF THIS--GIVE ME THE BALL EVERYBODY GET OUT OF THE WAY AND LET'S GO. WE KNEW ALL ALONG THIS WAS GOING TO BE A ROUGH TOUGH SERIES. WE KNEW ALL ALONG THAT THEY COULD COME IN HERE AND GET ONE. THEY ARE THAT TYPE OF TEAM. NOW WE JUST GOTTA GO DOWN THERE AND PLAY AGGRESSIVE AND TAKE IT TO THE BUCKET DO WHAT WE DID. ))
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The series switches to Houston for the next two games.

S-MLB


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The Baltimore Orioles hosted the Texas Rangers at Camden Yards this afternoon.
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The Rangers started the game with a big defensive play. Kevin Elster makes the diving catch at third and throws out Mike Devereaux at first in the second.
The Orioles took the lead in their half of the second. Chris Hoiles hits a solo homer over the left field wall and Baltimore took a 1 to nothing lead.
The Rangers answered in the third SUPER=35-Baltimore/==4/Texas/==5;

inning. Kevin Elster gets all of this pitch taking it over the left field wall to tie at 1 and Texas wins it 5 to 4 in 10.
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S-Scores


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Kansas city beat Boston The indians routed Toronto and in the National League the Mets beat the Pirates.
For those and all of today's baseball, Hockey and Basketball scores lets check the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Roy
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Mark O'Meara and Duffy Waldorf started the day tied for the third round lead at the Greater Greensboro Classic
But O'Meara had a four stroke lead at the turn and through 14 holes he was at 15 under par for a three shot lead. (-------------) And O'Meara goes on to win the Greater Greensboro Classic at Forest Oaks.