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HEADLINES

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Ahead on News 7 Mornin --
An accident on 2-20 in Roanoke County sends four people to the hospital... two with serious injuries,
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and after 15 days in murky waters the cockpit voice recorder from the crashed ValuJet is found in good condition. live-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Valujet


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The cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of the crashed ValuJet is now in Washington for analysis.
After 15 days in the swamp, a Dade County homicide detective found the black box yesterday in the murky waters of the Florida Everglades..
Judy Echavez (eh-SHAH-vez) tells us more about the find.
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Ax


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A three- vehicle accident on route 2-20 in Roanoke County sent four people to the hospital last night, at least two of them with serious injuries.
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It happened 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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Noise-Ord


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If you want to go cruising, Roanoke Police say-- go where no one will hear you blare your music.
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As temperatures rise, police say some citizens will be driving their vehicles with the music blaring.
They say some loud music violates a city ordinance.
Police officials say they frequently receive complaints from citizens because of the music.
Officers offer this tip for those who can NOT fight the urge to play their music loud.
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((LT. R.A. BOWER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: YOU EITHER HAVE TO RESIST THE URGE OR TAKE IT SOMEWHERE WHERE IT DOESN'T DISTURB ANYONE. TAKE IT OUT WHERE THERE IS NO BODY TO BOTHER.))
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Officers who hear music within a 50 foot radius of their car can issue a citation.
Lieutenant Bower says some violations can carry up to a thousand dollar fine.

Traffic


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Those out cruising to vacation spots this summer won't be affected too much by the recent hikes in gas prices.
That's according to the American Automobile Association.
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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 hit the road.
Travelers to Virginia this holiday should find the roadways clear.
The Virginia Department of Transportation halted construction on interstate roads in the Commonwealth until tomorrow.
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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.

1-Sports


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Dale Jarrett was wide awake at the wheel -- he cruised to an easy eleven-second victory over Dale Earnhardt at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Steve Mason takes a look in sports. Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


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(Roll cue:) We spend some time with the real tool man...Aaron Tippin.
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(Short weather & toss to bump)


Storm-Drought


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While it's cloudy and wet in our area, the nation's mid-section is experiencing really rough weather.
Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms have ripped through Kansas, Oklahoma and parts of Missouri.
It was a thunderstorm that injured 15 people and damaged 45 homes in Lee's Summit, Missouri last night.
The National Weather Service says storms in southern Kansas packed 90 mile per hour winds and baseball sized hail.
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The stormy weather dumped several inches of rain in the parched southwest, but agricultural experts say it's too late to save this year's crops. The record drought is costing farmers and ranchers billions of dollars. Farmers are being forced to sell off their herds as cattle prices are the lowest in thirty years.
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Common-Sense


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Mutual funds have become more popular than ever.
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.
But how much do you really know about mutual funds?
Len Besthoff will test your knowledge 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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Feedback-5/26


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Turning now to our viewer mailbag --
A story about reverse discrimination in the workplace provoked a response from a viewer.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean brings us this week's Feedback.
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(( The story was about the lawsuit filed by Greg Holdren, a former employee at the Transkrit company.
He was he was fired for not meeting production goals.
But Holdren said several other press operators, including a woman, had worse performance records.
He says that's reverse discrimination and is taking Transkrit to court.
A viewer in Blacksburg says: "In the interview, the man and the news reporter made it a point that a woman who also works at this company was not fired even though she was not performing as expected. This upsets me because this man said there were many other people who also were not performing on the job but only this one woman was pointed out as a problem. I understand that reverse discrimination can occur, but if many other men were not fired along with one woman, that is hardly discrimination of gender. Perhaps it is another form of discrimination. I am frustrated that women constantly have to prove that they deserve the jobs they have and if they don't perform they should be the first to go, not men in the same position. I have learned from personal experience that I have to work much harder than my male co-workers to maintain my position. I would appreciate in the future if your reporters would not imply that women should be the first to be fired when performances on the job are low.
If you'd like to comment on our news coverage or issues in the news, here's how to get in touch with us:
Letters should be sent to News-7 Feedback, PO Box 7, Roanoke, 240422-0007.
Faxes go to Feedback, at 540-343-7269.
And our E-mail address is wdbj7@teleweb.com.
Joe McKean, News-7. ))


2-scores


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In the N-B-A playoffs --
Seattle owns a 3-to-1 edge in the N-B-A's Western Conference finals after downing Utah.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=92-NY Mets/==1/San Diego/==0//Los Angeles/==4/Montreal/==3;
SUPER=92-Houston/==7/Chi Cubs/==2//Atlanta/==6/Pittsburgh/==3;
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Two-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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The cockpit voice recorder of Valujet Flight 592 is in Washington for analysis.
It was found in the murky waters of the Everglades yesterday and officials say it's in good condition.
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And folks rocked the National Mall in Washington, DC last night at the annual Memorial Day concert.
A number of famous artists and politicians including retired General Colin Powell participated in the event.
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And that's what's making news on this Memorial Day, May 27th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

Cockpit-Recorder


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National Transportation officials say the cockpit voice recorder of Valujet Flight 592 is in good condition after being submurged in the murky waters of the Florida Everglades for 15 days.
Yesterday, a Dade County homicide detective found the black box.
Now, it's in Washington where it will undergo analysis.
Leif Pedersen (Layf Pee-dersen) tells us more.
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Warner-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."

Wogs


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Meantime, the first class in the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin 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."
Gradually, the women's program is setting its own traditions.
The 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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Memorial-Day


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Memorial Day Activities are planned throughout the Commonwealth today.
Senator John Warner will celebrate the day in Bedford where the holiday holds a special place in the hearts of the citizens.
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.

W'ton-concert


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President Clinton will lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery today in celebration of the Memorial Day Holiday.
Last night, the National Mall in Washington, D-C was packed for the annual Memorial Day Concert.
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Ossie Davis hosted the event. Retired General Colin Powell participated in the festivities.
Powell told the crowd that "Memorial Day reminds us that the future was purchased by the brave patriots of the past."
Singers Cece Winans and Kenny Rogers along with actor Burt Reynolds were also among those taking part.
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3-Sports


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Dale Jarrett took part in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway -- and took the checkered flag.
Steve Mason has highlights of yesterday's race in sports. Good morning Steve.
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Three-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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Ax


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A three- vehicle accident on route 2-20 in Roanoke County sent four people to the hospital last night, at least two of them with serious injuries.
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It happened 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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Holiday-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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Festival-Rain


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Rain and unseasonably cool temperatures tried their best to slow things down in Roanoke, but visitors AND residents still managed to enjoy Festival in the Park over the weekend.
Ron Jones has the story.
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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
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((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.

4-scores


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Seattle continues its strong showing in the N-B-A's Western Conference finals.
The Supersonics have a 3-to-1 lead after beating Utah 88-to-86.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=91-Texas/==6/Kansas City/==4//California/=12/Boston/==2;

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