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Ahead on News 7 Mornin --
In Rockbridge County, police try to determine what caused a single vehicle accident that killed two and injured another,
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and the minimum wage increase is now in the hands of the Senate after the House says "yes" to a 90- cent an hour increase. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Rockbridge-Fatal


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Two people are dead and another injured after a single-vehicle accident in Rockbridge County yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Yesterday;


The three were travelling east on Interstate 64 when their pickup truck flipped several times.
It happened near the Goshen exit at about six p.m.
All three were thrown from the truck.
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((TIM SNAPP/WITNESS: I CHECKED ALL THREE VICTIMS. ONE WAS UP AND CONSCIOUS. THE FIRST LADY STOPPED AND TRIED TO GET HIM DOWN. I CAME UP TO CHECK THE OTHER TWO AND STARTED CPR ON THE GIRL.))
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29-year-old Brenda Kay Gray of Lester, West Virginia, died at the scene.
31-year old Timothy Duncan of Waynesboro was also killed.
I-64 was closed for more than an hour while Lifeguard 10 landed and transported another man to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
No word on his condition.
State Police are still trying to figure out what caused the truck to flip.
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Route-24


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Fatal accidents are exactly what Bedford County residents hope to avoid by widening a section of Route 24 near Stewartsville to four lanes.
More than a hundred citizens turned out for a public meeting last night to discuss why the project has never been funded.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( For the people who travel Route 24 every day, near accidents like this are a familiar site.
Residents say high traffic volume and a narrow roadway are a dangerous combination.
Norman Culbreth drives a school bus on Route 24 every day.
From mirror to mirror his bus is 121 inches wide.. on parts of 24 however, his available lane space shrinks to 104 inches.. put a tractor trailer in the other lane and the numbers add up to disaster.
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((NORMAN CULBRETH/BUS DRIVER: HOW MANY LIVES IS GOING TO HAVE TO GET KILLED BEFORE THEY ALLOCATE THE MONEY?))
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((The people who spoke agree they basically were preaching to the choir. Everyone in attendance here knows full well the problems associated with Route 24... the next step is to take those concerns to the state transportation board which meets in Salem June 6th.))
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- ROANOKE: I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT WE CAN DO IS TO CONTINUE TO PRESS OUR CASE WITH THE FOLKS WHO SIT ON THE TRANSPORTATION BOARD.))
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So far, the board has yet to listen.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent on engineering studies.. but nothing else.
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((DALE WHEELER/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: AND THERE'S A TIME TO STUDY AND TO DESIGN AND THERE COMES A TIME LIKE TONIGHT, AND THAT'S A TIME TO START MOVING DIRT.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

Washington


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The U-S Senate has passed a 19-97 budget plan.
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The one- point- 63 trillion dollar budget would balance the deficit by the year two- thousand- two.
Although more money will go towards education, the plan still paves the way for conflicts with the President over taxes and welfare.
The House passed a similar budget plan earlier this week.
The Senate will take up the minimum wage bill after the Memorial Day weekend break.
In the House yesterday, Democrats won the 90-cents an hour increase when moderate Republicans jumped party lines to vote for it.
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Valujet


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Officials at the Florida crash site of Valujet flight 5-92 now say it may be another day before they bring in heavy dredging equipment.
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SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL;


Desperate to find the cockpit voice recorder, investigators are now chasing a new lead and expanding their search in the Everglades.
Ground penetrating radar has revealed a large field of debris submerged in the water and dense muck-- SOUTH of the main impact crater.
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Meantime in Atlanta yesterday, Valujet's stockholders gathered for their annual meeting and blamed unfair pulbicity for a 30 percent drop in the airline's stock value.
Valujet executives also underscored their commitment to safety.
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(( LEWIS JORDAN, VALUJET PRESIDENT "EVERY VALUJET AIRPLANE IS BEING INSPECTED AND EVERY VALUJET IS BEINGINSPECTED MORE THAN ONCE, BY MORE THAN ONE INSPECTOR AT MORE THAN ONE LOCATION." ))
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Federal regulators, under fire themselves, have banned all passenger planes from transporting oxygen generators.
It's the first of what's certain to be a flurry of new safety regulations following the crash.
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Sea-World-Fire


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Fire broke out at Sea World of San Diego last night.
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The blaze destroyed a wooden shed used for costume changes during skits at the amusement park.
The fire broke out after the park had closed.
The shed was on an island at the nature park, and police fought the flames with hoses from their boats.
Several Sea World employees were treated for smoke inhalation.
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1-Sports


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The Roanoke Valley has a new soccer complex.
Steve Mason takes a look in sports. Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
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(Roll cue:) Memorial Day weekend promises to be a big one for Charlotte Motor

Speedway.
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SUPER=12-TNN/Last Saturday; :10
SUPER=13-Brad Bowling/Public Relations Supervisor; :29 (Screen left)
SUPER=13-Ron Green/Director of Public Relations; 1:35
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Tobacco


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The next battleground for tobacco -- state courts.
Anti-smoking lawyers say they expect to begin filing new lawsuits as early as today.
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A federal appeals court yesterday tossed out a class-action suit filed on behalf of all smokers who claim to be hooked.
Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control reports teenagers are not only smoking in greater numbers, but that they DON'T buy their cigarettes from vending machines.
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Rocky-Mountain


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As we told you earlier this week, a ten-year-old girl in Pulaski contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
It's the first confirmed case in the state this year.
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((JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIRECTOR: HISTORY WAS ABOUT TWO WEEKS PRIOR THEY HAD A TICK THAT WAS IMBEDDED ON THE PATIENT AND HAD BEEN PULLED OFF SO IT'S ALMOST CLASSIC FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER.))
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The patient had a fever and muscle aches for several days before seeing her doctor.
She then developed a rash on her wrist and palms.
After a few days in the hospital, she's doing well and recovering at home.

Ticks


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As some say, there's a bumper crop of ticks out there this year.
These parasites can carry dangerous diseases-- not just Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, but also Lyme Disease.
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One way to prevent yourself from getting sick, is to keep your pets safe, as well.
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You should consider using a tick repellant on your animals, one that is safe to use everyday.
A tick collar can also help-- as can a spot check, to de-tick your animal every night.
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((DR. MARK FINKLER/VETERINARIAN: LOOK UP AROUND AROUND THE EARS, CHECK AROUND THE NECK RUN YOUR HAND OVER THEM, FEELING FOR ANY BUMP THAT MIGHT BE A TICK IF YOU SHOULD FIND ONE. I LIKE TO USE A PAIR OF TWEEZERS OR FORCEPS, AND ACE HERE DOES NOT HAVE ANY TICKS ON HIM FORTUNATELY BUT I WOULD PART THE FUR, GRASP THE TICK DOWN NEAR IT'S MOUTHPARTS WHERE IT'S ATTACHED TO THE SKIN, STAND THE TICK UP ON IT'S HEAD AND PULL STRAIGHT OUT. I WOULD NOT TWIST OR ROTATE, JUST PULL STRAIGHT OUT.))
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It's important to avoid getting any part of the tick on yourself, to prevent the spread of toxins.
Also, you don't have to be in the woods to meet up with ticks this year, they are everywhere.
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Worldwide, there are more than 800 tick species-- 100 of which can carry diseases.

2-scores


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Turning now to sports --
Detroit takes game three of the N-H-L's Western Conference Finals at Colorado.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=93-Salem/==6/Prince William/==5//Wilmington/==4/Lynchburg/==3;




Two-Larry


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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
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(Roll cue:) This morning, we meet the king of racing art.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Rockbridge County authorities are trying to determine what caused a single vehicle accident that killed two people and injured a third.
Their truck flipped several times near the Goshen exit on Interstate 64.
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The minimum wage battle moves down the hall to the Senate after jubilant House Democrats managed to get the 90- cent- an- hour wage hike approved.
Meantime, the Senate approves a 19-97 budget plan.
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And a Bedford County family is suing school officials at Montvale Elementary after a teacher took away their son's Rush Limbaugh book.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday May 24th.
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Goshen-Fatal


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Two people are dead and another injured after a single-vehicle accident in Rockbridge County yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Yesterday;


The three were travelling east on Interstate 64 when their pickup truck flipped several times.
It happened near the Goshen exit at about six p.m.
All three were thrown from the truck.
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((WALT BAKER/STATE POLICE: THE VEHICLE ROLLED ABOUT SEVEN OR EIGHT TIMES. IT WENT THROUGH QUITE A SPILL THROUGH THERE.))
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29-year-old Brenda Kay Gray of Lester, West Virginia, died at the scene.
31-year old Timothy Duncan of Waynesboro was also killed.
I-64 was closed for more than an hour while Lifeguard 10 landed and transported another man to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
No word on his condition.
State Police are still trying to figure out what caused the truck to flip.
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Public-Meeting


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Bedford County residents hope to avoid fatal accidents by widening a section of Route 24 near Stewartsville to four lanes.
But the project has never been funded, and last night more than a hundred citizens turned out for a public meeting to find out why.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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SUPER=01-Norman Culbreth/Bus Driver; :29
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SUPER=01-Del. Dick Cranwell/(D) Roanoke; :49
SUPER=01-Dale Wheeler/Bedford Co. Supervisor; 1:05
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(( For the people who travel Route 24 every day, near accidents like this are a familiar site.
Residents say high traffic volume and a narrow roadway are a dangerous combination.
Norman Culbreth drives a school bus on Route 24 every day.
From mirror to mirror his bus is 121 inches wide.. on parts of 24 however, his available lane space shrinks to 104 inches.. put a tractor trailer in the other lane and the numbers add up to disaster.
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((NORMAN CULBRETH/BUS DRIVER: HOW MANY LIVES IS GOING TO HAVE TO GET KILLED BEFORE THEY ALLOCATE THE MONEY?))
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((The people who spoke agree they basically were preaching to the choir. Everyone in attendance here knows full well the problems associated with Route 24... the next step is to take those concerns to the state transportation board which meets in Salem June 6th.))
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- ROANOKE: I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT WE CAN DO IS TO CONTINUE TO PRESS OUR CASE WITH THE FOLKS WHO SIT ON THE TRANSPORTATION BOARD.))
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So far, the board has yet to listen.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent on engineering studies.. but nothing else.
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((DALE WHEELER/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: AND THERE'S A TIME TO STUDY AND TO DESIGN AND THERE COMES A TIME LIKE TONIGHT, AND THAT'S A TIME TO START MOVING DIRT.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

Capitol-Hill;


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It's now up to the Senate to decide if Americans will see the minimum wage increase.
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Yesterday the House passed a measure that would hike the hourly rate by 90 cents.
Meantime, the Senate was busy approving a 19-97 budget plan.
The one- point- 63 trillion dollar budget would balance the deficit by the year two- thousand- two.
Although more money will go towards education, the plan still paves the way for conflicts with the President over taxes and welfare.
The House passed a similar budget plan earlier this week.
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Suits


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After suffering a stinging defeat in federal court, lawyers representing smokers plan to take their case to state courts.
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A federal appeals court yesterday tossed out a class-action suit filed on behalf of all smokers who claim to be hooked.
Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control reports teenagers are not only smoking in greater numbers, but that they DON'T buy their cigarettes from vending machines.
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GUN-SMUGGLING


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In San Francisco, a covert federal sting seized some two- thousand fully automatic AK-47's yesterday.
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Operation "Dragon fire," as it's called by the feds, is one of the largest seizures of smuggled automatic weapons in U-S history.
The guns were made in China and are banned in this country.
Federal officials say the suspects have links with Chinese government munitions makers, but the Chinese consulate denies any direct involvement.
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CHASE


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In Ohio, what started as a bank robbery, turned into a wild police chase yesterday.
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It began after a bank robbery, when a small army of police, sheriff's deputies and state troopers began chasing the suspect's van.
The chase went on for 15 miles.
It ended after the suspect rounded a corner and crashed his van into several parked cars.
The cars hit a woman standing on the corner and pushed her through a store window.
Police surrounded the van, but no-one else was inside it.
The suspect took off on foot, and was soon captured by an off-duty police officer who shot him in the backside.
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3-Sports


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In sports -- Steve Mason has the latest on the battle for the Stanley Cup, plus he takes a look at second round qualifying in Charlotte.
Good morning Steve.
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Ax


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State police are trying to figure out what caused a fatal single-vehicle accident in Rockbridge County yesterday.
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Three people were travelling east on Interstate 64 when their pickup truck flipped several times.
It happened near the Goshen exit at about six p.m.
All three were thrown from the truck.
29-year-old Brenda Kay Gray of Lester, West Virginia, died at the scene.
31-year old Timothy Duncan of Waynesboro was also killed.
I-64 was closed for more than an hour while Lifeguard 10 landed and transported another man to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
There's no word on his condition.
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Crump


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An 18 year old convicted killer maintains his innocence.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Yesterday in Roanoke Circuit Court, Michael Wayne Crump was sentenced to life in prison-- suspended after forty years.
He adamantly DENIES shooting Eric "Nike" Jones, and says he's hopeful the REAL killer will be caught.
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((MICHAEL CRUMP/SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON: I WANT TO SAY I'M SORRY TO MR. AND MRS. JONES' FAMILY FOR THEIR LOSS AND I HOPE THE REAL PERPETRATOR GETS BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. ))
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Crump's court appearance was tame compared to his trial two months ago.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 12;


When he was found guilty of murder in March, family members erupted inside the courtroom.
Crump's attorney says he's received information that may lead to another suspect.
He plans to appeal.
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Leftwich


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Meanwhile another Roanoke man plans to appeal his case... after being convicted on four counts of assault.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 12;


Earlier this year, 30- year- old Steven Leftwich stirred- up controversy in Roanoke... alleging police brutality.
He said officers savagely choked and beat him for no reason... when he and a friend were pulled over on a routine traffic stop.
But the officers testified Leftwich was high and drunk... and that he instigated the entire incident.
Leftwich was fined four- thousand dollars plus two years in prison.
He remains free on bond pending his appeal.
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Knowles


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Also in court yesterday -- a Christiansburg teenager who told a judge how her father gunned down her mother.
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It happened March 20th in Christiansburg, at the home where Angie Knowles had moved with her children.
Her estranged husband, Michael Knowles allegedly broke into the house.
Eighteen year-old Vanessa Knowles says she tried to pull the shotgun away from her dad, then made a desperate attempt to stop the bullet.
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((VANESSA KNOWLES/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: AND WHEN I COULDN'T, I COULDN'T MOVE THE GUN OR PUSH MY DAD I STUCK MY FINGER IN THE GUN, IN THE BARREL, AND RIGHT AFTER THAT HAPPENED HE PULLED THE TRIGGER. ))
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The bullet blew off part of Vanessa's finger before piercing her mother's chest.
Michael Knowles allegedly fired his gun at police, before Vanessa talked him into putting down the weapon and he surrendered.
Yesterday the judge certified six charges against Michael Knowles including murder and malicious wounding.
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Limbaugh-Book


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A Bedford County family is suing school officials after a teacher took a Rush Limbaugh book away from their son.
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Last Thursday a student at Montvale Elementary school was reading Limbaugh's book, THE WAY THINGS OUGHT TO BE when his teacher confiscated it.
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The boy's father wrote a letter explaining the boy had his permission to read the book.
He wanted the book returned to his son.
But, the school's principal refused.
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((JOHN FISHWICK/LAWYER; ONCE HE GAVE HIS APPROVAL TO HAVE THIS BOOK READ IN THE FREE READING PERIOD THAT IT WAS INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT TO PICK THIS BOOK AND TO SAY NO...THAT BOOK CAN'T BE READ.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The family is NOT seeking money in the suit.
The boy's father says he only wants school officials to return the book to his son and let the boy read it in class.
The principal says he's flabergasted by the lawsuit.
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Explore-Park


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Well it's Friday, and Virginia's Explore Park hopes a summer of days like these will add to its attendance.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


Beginning June 7th, the living history park will expand its schedule.
Explore will open to the public FRIDAY through Sunday from nine A- M to five P- M.
Officials say they've had to turn away tourists on the days the park is closed.
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4-scores


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In Stanley Cup action --
Detroit claims game three of the N-H-L's Western Conference Finals at Colorado.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=91-NY Yankees/==4/Oakland/==3//Boston/=11/Seattle/==4;
SUPER=91-Cleveland/==5/Milwaukee/==1//Kansas City/==4/Texas/==2;

SUPER=91-Toronto/==5/Minnesota/==4;