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Coming up next on News 7-
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More pieces of Valujet flight 5-9-2 are found and well as more clues into the crash. We'll have the latest information.
Bob Dole will say goodbye to the Senate- in hopes he can say Hello to the White House.
Plus take a look at this- It's a tie fit for a King.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
Senator Bob Dole stuns Washington by announcing he'll quit the Senate to run for President.
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Pieces from the cockpit of a ValuJet plane show heat and smoke damage occured before the crash.
Federal officials have raised the possibility that a fire or an explosion may have come from oxygen generators carried in the plane's cargo hold-
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And a fatal fire in Petersburg- Four children and their grandfather are dead.
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Dole


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Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole stuns Washington and the nation.
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He's quitting the Senate after 27 years to run full-time for president.
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((SEN. BOB DOLE/R- MAJORITY LEADER: AND SOME MIGHT FIND THIS SURPRISING GIVEN THAT CONGRESS HAS BEEN BEEN MY LIFE, BUT THAT IS NOT SO. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO CONGRESS, AMERICA HAS BEEN MY LIFE.))
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It was an emotional decision and a change of heart.
Dole had initially promised to run his campaign from the Senate floor, but day to day legislative matters leave little time for campaigning.
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((MY CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT TELLING THE TRUTH. IT'S ABOUT DOING WHAT IS RIGHT. IT'S ABOUT ELECTING A PRESIDENT WHO'S NOT ATTRACTED TO THE GLORIES OF OFFICE BUT RATHER TO ITS DIFFICULTIES.))
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Republicans say Dole will now be able to emphasize his war record and articulate his presidential agenda.
Dole says he'll leave office by June 11th.
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Valujet


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More evidence of heat and smoke- aboard ValuJet Flight 5-9-2.
Investigators tonight say pieces of the cockpit show soot and scorching.
Byron Harlan has the latest on the investigation.
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911


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Meanwhile today authorities released a tape of the 9-1-1 call.
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Victim


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Meanwhile the death toll from the crash has climbed to 110.
A four year old Atlanta girl was on the D-C nine, but was not on the passenger list.
ValuJet officials say she was old enough to be included on the flight manifest and they're investigating why she was not.

Lake-Plane


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Family members say it's like Amelia Earhart- but with a better ending.
The Bedford County woman who ditched her plane in Smith Mountain Lake spent today recovering from her injuries, while dive crews salvaged the plane.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Melvin Simmons remembers hearing yesterday that a plane had gone into Smith Mountain Lake, but never realized it was his daughter Penny.
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Simmons was on hand today as dive teams worked to recover his daughter's plane from the depths of the lake.
It took about five hours to find the aircraft, float it to the surface and tow it to a nearby boat ramp.
Working in water that was forty feet deep with about three feet of visibility, divers had their work cut out for them.
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((CHARLES THAXTON/SCRUGGS DIVE TEAM MEMBER: ANY TIME THAT ... WORK UNDER WATER.))
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Despite her bumps and bruises, Simmons says his daughter was more upset she wasn't able to land her plane at the airport.
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The results of the dive teams' efforts were hauled ashore around 2:30 Wednesday.
The plane's nose gear was torn up but the aircraft was otherwise intact.
After taking the wings off, crews towed the entire plane back to the airport.
It will be a while before it or Penny Simmons is ready to fly again.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

P'burg-Fire


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A fire in Petersburg claimed the lives of four young children and their grandfather this afternoon.
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Firefighters found the children in an upstairs bedroom, and their grandfather downstairs.
A babysitter did escape, apparently by jumping out of a second story window-
She is in hospital, but her condition is not available.
Fire officials are investigating the the blaze, but they say it appears accidental.
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Philip-Morris


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The nation's largest tobacco company says it isn't blowing smoke.
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Philip Morris says it'll help discourage underage smoking- The company says it'll back a federal ban on cigarette vending machines and push for sweeping curbs on advertising.
In return, the company wants the Food and Drug Administration to stop its fight to regulate tobacco.
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((STEVE PARRISH/PHILIP MORRIS: WE OFFER THIS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IN THE HOPE THAT ALL SIDES IN THE DEBATE WILL SET ASIDE THE HOSTILITY IN THE PAST AND WORK TOGETHER, SO THAT KIDS WILL NOT USE TOBACCO PRODUCTS. ))
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Meanwhile White House officials say the Philip Morris proposal falls ``a little bit short.''
Spokesman Mike McCurry says the plan isn't enough, but he would not elaborate.
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Still to come on the broadcast, a former Salem Councilman will NOT face more charges of embezzlement,
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PLUS an administrator at Virginia Tech is suing the school's newspaper over a misprint.
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Robin in Wx office Roll Lake levels
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Salem-Rescue


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A former Salem Councilman will not face new charges of embezzlement.
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Garry Lautenschlager admitted to taking more than 20-thousand dollars from 1992 to 1995 to pay off his personal debts.
He received a suspended sentence and 300 hours of community service, but
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during the investigation Salem Rescue Squad staffers found more money was missing.
Pittsylvania County prosecutor David Grimes says he does NOT want to file new charges against Lautenschlager because that would run the risk of double jeopardy.

Griffis


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A convicted child molester- who lived in Franklin County for the past several years- has been sent back to Florida to serve his time.
Jerry Griffis was a suspect in the death of his infant son here in February.
Franklin County authorities were developing a case against Griffis, but the 26 year old fugitive was returned to Alachua (ah-LATCH-you-uh) County for sentencing.
In 1990, Griffis left Florida in the middle of his trial but was convicted anyway. He faces multiple life sentences.

3Faith-Democracy


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Virginia's religious conservatives are poised for action as the political season draws closer.
The desire for a solution divides the grass roots Christian activists.
Ellen Qualls reports in the final chapter of our series "Faith In Democracy."
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((Sandra Cady came to political activism through Operation Rescue-- defending what she calls the rights of the unborn.
She thinks the Republican party has "blown it" with evangelicals-- who should put their ballots where their Bibles are and write in solid anti-abortion candidates if Bob Dole picks a ticketmate who makes exceptions.
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((SANDRA CADY/CHRISTIAN ACTIVIST: THE TIME HAS COME THAT WE HAVE TO TOTALLY VOTE OUR CONVICTIONS, NOT FOR THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS. AND IT'S TOUGH! BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT CLINTON BACK IN.))
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Cady praises Pat Robertson and Ralph Reed's Christian Coalition for putting her issues on the map, but worries they've gotten mushy on the specifics.
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((SANDRA CADY/CHRISTIAN ACTIVIST: I THINK THEY STARTED OUT WITH NOBLE GOALS AND WHAT'S THAT SAYING? YOU KNOW, POWER CORRUPTS. YOU KNOW I MEAN I JUST THINK THEY'VE GOTTEN THEIR EYES OFF THE GOAL.))
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Chrystal and Tammy consider themselves conservative Christians-- interviewed here at a Christian Broadcasting Network prayer meeting.
But they favor keeping church and state separate as a way to protect their rights.
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((CHRYSTAL WYNNE/VIRGINIA BEACH: IN A WAY, BECAUSE IF YOU'RE NOT A CERTAIN RELIGION, SOMEONE COULD VOTE AGAINST YOU BECAUSE OF IT. OR THEY COULD LIKE PUSH YOU ASIDE BECAUSE OF THE WAY YOU FEEL ABOUT GOD AND EVERYTHING.))
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For Reggie Coleman, abortion is a litmus test.
But he'll back Dole over Clinton.
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((REV. REGGIE COLEMAN/NEWPORT NEWS: THIS IS A DEMOCRACY. WE NEED TO FIGHT FOR EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT. BUT WE NEED TO BE REALISTIC ENOUGH IN IT TO KNOW THAT WE'RE NOT GONNA GET EVERYTHING WE WANT OUT OF IT.))
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Marilyn Wicks is a former U.S. government teacher.
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((MARILYN WICKS/VIRGINIA BEACH: I DO BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS HIS HANDS IN ALL THINGS. BUT WHEN WE HAVE CHOSEN TO MAYBE NOT FOLLOW HIM OR ELECT PEOPLE-- STAY HOME RATHER THAN GO TO THE POLLS, OR WHEN WE HAVE CHOSEN TO NOT MAYBE PRAY ABOUT WHO WE NEED TO VOTE FOR, THEN GOD WILL LET US SUFFER SOMETIMES WHAT WE HAVE CHOSEN TO LEAVE HIM ON.))
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((FORGIVE US OH GOD. AND TOUCH LORD THE WHITE HOUSE, THE CONGRESS, THE SUPREME COURT, THE GOVERNORS, THE MAYORS, THE SENATORS, THE CONGRESSMEN FROM EVERY CORNER OF THIS LAND.))
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As the fall elections loom, those who lean to the Christian Right must be wondering how to keep their faith alive in this democracy.
Those who lean away must have faith that democracy will protect them from Christian moralizing.
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((IT'S IN JESUS CHRIST'S PRECIOUS NAME WE PRAY. AND ALL THE PEOPLE SAID AMEN. THANK YOU YOU MAY BE SEATED.))
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Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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When News 7 at 11 returns,
V-M-I cadets celebrate the end of a difficult year,
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And Thailand's King is fit to be tied as his people go to great lengths to celebrate his half century on the throne.
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Tech-Lawsuit


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A Virginia Tech official says she felt humiliated and ashamed after being falsely identified in the campus newspaper.
Now she's filing suit.
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Sharon Yeagle (YAY-guhl) is suing The Collegiate Times for 850- thousand dollars.
The paper identified Yeagle with a made- up job title for a story in its April 30th issue.
A school official says the fictitious title was on a dummy computer template-- and was not meant to be printed.
But Yeagle's attorney doesn't think it was a mistake.
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The newspaper wrote a letter of apology, but can't print a correction until its next issue in July.

VMI-Graduation


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The Class of 96 made it's final salute to the Virginia Military Institute today.
And as Ron Jones reports they encouraged future cadets to guard the traditions of V-M-I.
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(( The Virginia Military Institute has had a trying and controversial school year.
From the continuing battle over whether women should be admitted to the institute-- to the recent accidental death of a 10-year-old boy on the shooting range. But now the cadets finally have something to cheer about.
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The sounds of celebrated chaos filled the air as the traditional tossing of cover was expressed.
It's graduation day for the 216 senior cadets.
Their valedictorian Joshua Keesal, jr. charged his fellow classmates to stay focused and to apply the principles learned at V-M-I.
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((C. JOSHUA KEESAL, JR./VMI VALEDICTORIAN: BROTHER RATS, BE MEN OF VISION. FOR WITHOUT VISION... FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVED.))
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When the formalities were done there was laughter and tears for all the hard work and sweat four years had brought.
And in the celebrated spirit of the super bowl when asked they're going to do next?
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((I'M NOT GOING TO DISNEY LAND... AND THANK GOD THAT I'M OUT OF HERE.))
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Some of these young cadets have just started their military career and will NOW serve Uncle Sam for real.
While others will seek to march in the ranks of another army-- the corporate world.
Ron Jones, News Seven. Wx-Tape
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S-NBA


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The Orlando Magic beat Atlanta tonight to advance to the Eastern Conference finals against the Chicago Bulls.
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Shaq getting ready for the showdown with the Hawks.
Orlando took the early lead Penny Hardaway makes the steal and goes in for the jam and The Magic led by one after one.
The Hawks came back going inside Christian Laettner getting the layup but the Hawks trailed by 5 at the half.
Shag was on his game tonight on this play he drives to the hoop for the hook and foul for two of his 27 points on the night.
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the Magic pulled away in the fourth quarter to get the 96 to 88 win to clinch the series.
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S-Thompson


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Former NC State Wolfpack star and NBA Hall of famer David Thompson was in Lynchburg last night at Liberty University to talk with about 35 hundred youngsters about life.
Steve mason has more.
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Jeff Gordon talks about the Winston Select later on Mornin'.

S-South


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The Big South Conference announced today that both the men and women's basketball tournaments wiull be held at Libert University's Vine center for the next 2 seasons, a welcome announcement for the Flames.
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S-Scores


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The Astros slipped by the Cubs this afternoon for that and all of the pro scores lets check the boards.
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Sports Tease


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The Weather slowed practice today for the Division three women's softball tournament at the Moyer Sports Complex.
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And Jeff Gordon talks about the Winston Select next week at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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S-Softball


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The weather has been quite unkind to the six visiting NCAA Division Three softball teams who are in Salem this week to crown a national champion.
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All of the teams were scheduled to have a hour's worth of practice today, but the main tournament field has been under tarp all day.
Several teams chose to practice inside, but three schools including Pennsylvania's Allegheny College decided to brave the elements and workout at the complex.
Of course you would expect Allegheny to be out in the wet stuff, their nickname is the Gators.
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The tournament begins tomorrow evening at five o'clock in Salem.

S-Gordon


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Winston Cup racing makes its home in the Carolinas during the month of May, and yesterday Mike Stevens talked with a driver who earned nearly $10 thousand dollars a minute during racing at the track this time last year.
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Thats' it for sports. Have a good day.

Tie-Land


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What do you give a man who has everything? In many cases it's a tie.
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But when Thailand wanted to celebrate the King's 50th anniversary on the throne, it TIED ONE ON in a big way.
A Bangkok clothing company sent the king a tie longer than the length of a football field.
It's not likely the king will wear it when he goes out to celebrate.
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