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7Ax

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At least two people are seriously injured following a three- vehicle accident on route 2-20 in Roanoke County. It happened last night, a total of four people were transported to the hospital.
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The vehicles collided shortly before ten o'clock near the intersection of route 2-20 and Yellow Mountain Road.
Police say a small pick- up driving south crossed the median and struck two other cars head- on.
The accident blocked traffic in the northbound lanes of route 2-20.
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7Memorial-Day


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A number of Memorial Day observances are taking place around Virginia today.
Senator John Warner will celebrate the holiday in Bedford.
No other American community endured as tragic a loss as Bedford when 23 local soldiers lost their lives storming the beach at Normandy, France on June 6th, 1944.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte is the guest speaker this evening at the Virginia Veterans Care Center cook out, while Matthew Zimmerman of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will speak during a ceremony at Lee Plaza.
And the "29 Corridor Veterans Council" is celebrating with special activities in Hurt, Altavista and Gretna today.

7Holiday-Traffic


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Holiday travel and summer vacations should not be effected by recent gas price hikes.
That from the American Automobile Association.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Although prices are up as much as 20 cents in some parts of Virginia, officials say long distance travelers shouldn't feel the pinch.
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IN Q=On a 200

((RANDY GREEN/AAA OFFICIAL: ON A 200 MILE TRIP YOUR GOING TO ACTUALLY END UP PAYING LESS THAN A DOLLAR MORE FOR THE GAS VERSUS THIS TIME LAST YEAR. IT'S REALLY NOT GOING TO ADD A LOT.))
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Officials also repeated general safety tips for travelers like wearing seat belts and obeying speed limits.
And, they warned people who have been drinking to stay off the roads.
Memorial Day weekend traditionally kicks off summer travel for many Americans.
This summer about 30 point-four million people are expected to travel.
Travelers to Virginia this holiday should find the roadways clear.
The Virginia Department of Transportation halted construction on interstate roads in the Commonwealth until Tuesday.
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In a separate report, Triple A is warning sleepy drivers to stay off of the roads.
About 100- thousand car accidents happen every year because of drowsy drivers...according to a survey by triple-A.
The warning comes after state police reported pulling over drivers they thought were drunk.
They found out later the drivers were falling asleep at the wheel.

7Common-Sense


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Mutual funds are popular investments these days.
Every month, BILLIONS of dollars are flowing into these financial instruments.
They put your money into a variety of items, including stocks, bonds, and other investments.
Len Besthoff will test your knowledge of mutual funds in the next few installments of Common Sense.
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((For the next few weeks on Common Sense we'll try to help you increase your knowledge about mutual funds with a little quiz we've worked. Ben Hartman with Edward Jones and Company is gonna help us out.))
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((The question is; Mutual funds sold through banks are federally insured. True or False? BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD JONES & CO.: THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS FALSE LEN. MUTUAL FUNDS SOLD THROUGH BANKS ARE NOT FEDERALLY INSURED. THERE ARE ACTUAL, MANY OF THE FUNDS ARE ACTUALLY INVESTING IN COMMON STOCKS, OF COMPANIES AND THINGS LIKE THAT WHICH ARE NOT INSURED.))
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((That's this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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7weather


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Now let's take a look at the weather- stormwatch
A flash flood watch is in effect through tonight for southeastern West Virginia, the New River Valley and much of far southwest Virginia. ess forecast pages Today will be cloudy and cool with occasional rain.
Highs will be in the lower 60s.
Tonight, more rain and thunderstorms are likely with lows around 60 degrees.
Tomorrow, expect more rain with highs in the 70s.

55Warner-VMI


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Senator John Warner says in an interview published today... that he sees NO advantage in forcing Virginia Military Institute to open its doors to women.
Warner said (quote) "My opinion is, leave well enough alone."

55Wogs


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Meantime, the first class in the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin is gradually setting its own traditions.
It has decided to call its freshmen "wogs."
That's short for polliwog.
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The program is the V-M-I alternative for women.
At V-M-I, first-year cadets are known as "rats."
Mary Baldwin's leadership program opened last August with 42 freshmen.
Thirty-eight are still enrolled, waiting for a U-S Supreme Court decision on whether V-M-I will have to admit women.
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55Festival-Rain


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Rain and unseasonably cool temperatures have plagued this holiday weekend, but visitors AND residents still managed to enjoy Festival in the Park.
Ron Jones has the story.
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SUPER=01-Sandy Claytor/Chesterfield Co. Soccer Fan; :14
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SUPER=01-Penny Williams/Roanoke Valley Volleyball Assoc.; :35
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((On the road and on the sidelines of the soccer field, umbrellas were out in force... NAT SOUND OF SOCCER FAN 10:22:56
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(KICK IT HARD!))
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...but a steady rain failed to stop the teams competing in the Crestar Festival Soccer Tournament. INTERVIEW WITH PARENT 10:25:47
IN Q=Never stops soccer

((SANDY CLAYTOR/CHESTERFIELD CO. SOCCER FAN: NEVER STOPS SOCCER FANS. WE PLAY IN ANYTHING. WE'VE FROZEN. WE'VE BEEN IN THE HEAT. THIS ISN'T BAD, BETTER THAN LAST YEAR.))
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The teams took the field in Salem as the N-C-Double-A Division Three Baseball Championships resumed.
And in Wasena Park, the volleyballs continued to fly, even as the rain fell...
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((PENNY WILLIAMS/ROANOKE VALLEY VOLLEYBALL ASSOC.: VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS DON'T LET A LITTLE RAIN GET IN THE WAY? A LITTLE RAIN, A LITTLE SNOW, WE GO OUT THERE AND PLAY WHATEVER WE CAN. AS LONG AS ITS NOT LIGHTNING, WE'LL STAY OUT HERE.))
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Artist Yvonne Hegney wasn't so lucky. Without a tent to cover her pottery, the morning rain sent her packing.
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((YVONNE HEGNEY/NORTH CAROLINA POTTER: I DIDN'T BRING A TENT, SO IT WOULD BE SITTING OUT IN THE RAIN ALL DAY AND THEY'RE FORECASTING THUNDERSTORMS SO I HAVE TO PACK UP. I HAVE ANOTHER SHOW I HAVE TO LEAVE FOR ON TUESDAY UP IN CINCINATTI SO... SO YOU'RE OUT OF HERE? YEAH, UNFORTUNATELY, BUT EVERYONE ELSE IS GOING TO BE STAYING.))
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Other exhibitors at Festival in the Park stayed dry... as they remained under cover and in business.
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((BOB CANALES/SOUTH CAROLINA CRAFTSMAN: SO A LITTLE RAIN IS PART OF THE BARGAIN? I GUESS. YEAH IT GOES ALONG WITH THE GAME. SO WE ACCEPT IT AND WE JUST HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE ARE MOTIVATED ENOUGH TO COME OUT AND BRING THEIR UMBRELLAS. Ron Jones, News 7.))
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Barring any major downpours, Festival in the Park continues this Memorial Day with a full slate of activities in Elmwood Park.
News 7's Homepage has a complete list of Festival events.

55VDOT-Crews


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Well, it wasn't rain, but snow that had the attention of VDOT crews in Lynchburg last week.
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They came together to accept thanks for for their efforts during the winter of '96.
State senator Steve Newman had sponsored a resolution in the past General Assembly recognizing the work of VDOT employees.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: IT'S FAR TOO OFTEN WE SAY TO OUR STATE EMPLOYEES THAT WHEN YOU'RE NOT DOING SOMETHING RIGHT THEY GET A PHONE CALL. BUT QUITE HONESTLY THEY DO THINGS RIGHT MOST OF THE TIME AND THIS SNOWSTORM IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF IT, WHERE THEY HAD ALMOST 100 MILLION DOLLARS HAD TO BE EXPENDED TO CLEAR THE ROADS DURING THIS HORRIBLE BLIZZARD.))
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Newman's first son was born during the height of the January blizzard.
He says the hard work of the snow plow drivers enabled he and his wife to reach the hospital safely.
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55weather


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Now let's take a look at the weather- stormwatch
A flash flood watch is in effect for much of West Virginia, the New River Valley and far southwest Virginia. ess forecast pages Today will be cloudy and cool with occasional rain.
Highs will be in the lower 60s.
Tonight, more rain and thunderstorms are likely with lows around 60 degrees.
Tomorrow, expect more rain with highs in the 70s.

8Ax


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A three- vehicle accident on route 2-20 in Roanoke County sent four people to the hospital, at least two of them with serious injuries.
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It happened shortly before ten o'clock last night near the intersection of route 2-20 and Yellow Mountain Road.
Police say a small pick- up driving south crossed the median and struck two other cars head- on.
The accident blocked traffic in the northbound lanes of route 2-20.
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8Holiday-Traffic


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The American Automobile Association says recent hikes in gas prices shouldn't affect travelers too much this summer.
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Although prices are up as much as 20 cents in some parts of Virginia, officials say long distance travelers shouldn't feel the pinch.
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((RANDY GREEN/AAA OFFICIAL: ON A 200 MILE TRIP YOUR GOING TO ACTUALLY END UP PAYING LESS THAN A DOLLAR MORE FOR THE GAS VERSUS THIS TIME LAST YEAR. IT'S REALLY NOT GOING TO ADD A LOT.))
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Officials also repeated general safety tips for travelers like wearing seat belts and obeying speed limits.
And, they warned drunk drivers to stay off the roads.
Memorial Day weekend traditionally kicks off summer travel for many Americans.
This summer about 30 point-four million people are expected to travel.
Travelers to Virginia this holiday should find the roadways clear.
The Virginia Department of Transportation halted construction on interstate roads in the Commonwealth until Tuesday.
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8Allen


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A number of celebrations are planned across the commonweath today celebrating the Memorial Day holiday. Governor George Allen will attend the dedication of an addition with names of Persian Gulf War casualties at the Virginia War Memorial.
Senator John Warner will be in Bedford honoring veterans of the community that lost the highest of number of soldiers durng the storming of the beach at Normandy France on June 6th, 1944.


8M'ville-Museum


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The Virginia Museum of Natural History may focus on the past, but it is also looking toward a bright future.
Joe Dashiell has the story on the Martinsville museum.
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((Even as the Virginia Museum of Natural History has built an impressive collection, officials have had to fight for its survival and fight off challenges that would have moved the museum from Martinsville.
But three months after Stephen Pike signed on as director, he's convinced the museum can be a leading and lasting force in the community.
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((STEPHEN PIKE/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: WE KIND OF WANT TO MAKE A SPLASH AND SAY WE'RE BACK HERE IN THE COMMUNITY. WE WANT TO RE- EMERGE IN THE COMMUNITY AND BE A LEADING FORCE IN THE COMMUNITY'S GROWTH. AND TO REMAIN IN THE COMMUNITY? AND TO REMAIN IN THE COMMUNITY. ABSOLUTELY. WE'RE GOING TO SUCCEED HERE.))
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To that end, Pike is bringing in what he describes as a world- class exhibit, one that will feature partial and complete dinosaur skeletons, including Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Plans for the U-S debut may be ambitious, but supporters say that's exactly what the museum and Martinsville needs.
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((RON FERRILL/MUSEUM SUPPORTER: WE HAVE A TENDENCY TO MAYBE THINK WE'VE HAD A LOT OF THINGS GONE AGAINST US HERE. MAYBE WE KIND OF FEEL A LITTLE BEATEN DOWN, BUT THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY PULL TOGETHER ON SOMETHING THAT'S VERY WORTHWHILE.)) ((ILIENE HITE/MUSEUM SUPPORTER: FROM DAY ONE THIS WAS AN AMBITIOUS PROJECT. A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WOULD NEVER GO OVER, BUT IT HAS AND AS YOU WELL KNOW, WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE IT.))
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And the ambition doesn't end with one new exhibit. Pike is already planning an expedition that would send paleontologist Nick Fraser in search of a dinosaur skeleton.
Ultimately, the museum will need a new building if it is going to thrive.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

8weather


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Now let's take a look at the weather- stormwatch
A flash flood watch is in effect through tonight for southeastern West Virginia, the New River Valley and much of far southwest Virginia. ess forecast pages Today will be cloudy and cool with occasional rain. Highs will be in the lower 60s. Tomorrow, expect more rain with highs in the 70s. Tonight, more rain and thunderstorms are likely with lows around 60 degrees.