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Next on News 7-
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Buying a home or car- or charging something? You'll now have to pay more interest.
Two sisters kidnapped on Friday are reunited with their family tonight.
Plus one area car dealer is trying his hand at the railroad business-
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And Warmer weather is on the way.
News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
If you're buying a car or home, plan on paying more interest- Same goes for charge cards.
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The Federal Reserve hiked rates by a quarter percentage point today.
Banks are already following suit- raising their rates.
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It appears 90 workers will lose their jobs at Shorewood Packaging in Roanoke. The company is closing its distribution center.
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Plus former president George Bush was airborne today- We'll show you his jump from 13 thousand feet.
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And Robin says warmer air on the way tomorrow.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven. Open
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Interest-Rates


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If you're borrowing money for a car or home- expect to pay more- That goes for charge cards too.
Byron Pitt's reports the Federal Reserve's raised interest rates for the first time in 2 years.
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((If you're looking to buy a 20-thousand dollar car a quarter percentage point rate hike -- means about 4-dollars MORE in monthly car payments. So car dealers say . They're LESS worried by what the Federal reserve did rather what they MIGHT do.
JACK TAYLOR/CAR DEALER: I WAS SELLING CARS WHEN THE INTEREST RATE WAS AT 18-PERCENT. IF THIS IS ALL THEY'RE DOING THAT'S GREAT. I HOPE THEY DON'T GO ANY HIGHER.
Rumored for months . The Reserve raised short term interest rates by point two five percent. For consumers that means a house a car using a credit car just got more expensive.
MICHAEL ANDREWS/SALOMON BROTHERS: FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON IN THE SHORT TERM IT'S NOT GOOD NEWS. BUT OVER THE LONG TERM LOOKING AT NEXT YEAR IT'S VERY GOOD NEWS. Some call it preventive medicine others say death of a good thing. SEN. PAUL SARBANES/D-MARYLAND: THERE IS NO INFLATION. THIS IS A PREEMPTIVE STRIKE AGAINST GROWTH AND JOBS.
BYRON PITTS/CBS NEWS: BUT MOST ECONOMIST SAY IT IS A PREEMPTIVE STRIKE FOR THE GOOD. A SMALL HIKE NOW THEY SAY WILL STAVE OFF A BIG AND PAINFUL RECESSION LATER. BYRON PITTS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

Shorewood


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It appears Shorewood packaging is shutting it's Roanoke distribution center.
That means lost jobs.
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The Shorewood Transport subsidiary is apparently shutting down later this spring.
Workers began receiving photocopied letters today telling them their last day on the job is May 26th.
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The New York based company makes compact disk covers. No one at the company was available for comment.
Meanwhile employees we spoke with estimate 90 people will be affected by the move.
Shorewood Packaging also has a small light manufacturing facility in Roanoke that workers say will remain open.
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school-standards


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It may soon be tougher to graduate from public schools in Virginia.
Tonight, the public got its first chance to talk about a proposed revision to the state's education guidelines.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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(( The state board of education is proposing standardized tests at the third, fifth, eighth, and 11th grade levels.
If students don't pass the tests, they won't be allowed to move to the next grade.
Also proposed are tougher requirements in three core areas.
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The new standards of Learning COULD go in affect for 9th graders this fall.
That's too soon for Patrick county's superintendent.
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Administrators say teachers would need more time to adjust--
Another concern is that putting more emphasis on core courses could remove funding for vocational programs, for students who will get jobs right after graduation.
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Several teachers spoke on behalf of the fine arts. Mary Britt says ART should be a core course, too.
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Health-Sciences


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For the second year in a row, Governor Allen has blocked state funding for the College of Health Sciences in Roanoke.
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Local lawmakers may try to override the governor's veto.
But it now appears unlikely the school will receive the 700- thousand dollars officials wanted.
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((HARRY NICKENS/COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: WE HAVE MADE SOME REAL FRIENDS STATEWIDE. THE COLLEGE HAS, AND I'M ALWAYS OPTIMISTIC. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT HOWEVER TO GET A TWO- THIRDS VOTE FROM BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE, BUT WE'RE CERTAINLY GOING TO BE THERE TRYING COME WEDNESDAY APRIL 2ND.))
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The school is not in danger of closing.
But the failure to win state funding will make it difficult to pay for raises, fund new positions, or expand programs.
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By making the appropriation contingent on a budget surplus, Allen argued that lawmakers were using a "trick" that amounted to deficit spending.

Sisters


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Two sisters kidnapped on Friday- are back home in Michigan.
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The girls arrived in Kalamazoo tonight.
The sisters, nine and six, disappeared after getting off the school bus Friday.
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Earlier today the girls laughed and giggled when they were reunited with their father in Florida.
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Police arrested three men- ages 17, 19 and 21 found with the girls in Florida.
Police have not discussed a motive- but they say two of the suspects knew the family.
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Simpson


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O-J Simpson wants a new civil trial.
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His lawyers filed an appeal today saying the 33 and half million-dollar award is excessive.
An attorney says Simpson's team will argue the judge was wrong when he allowed lie detector evidence and testimony from a battered women's counselor.
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Still to come on News 7, police confiscate hundreds of pounds of meat from an area market today,
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and we'll see how one businessman is hoping to get a small community back on track to economic prosperity.
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Bad-Meat


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Authorities confiscated 800-pounds of beef and poultry from a Martinsville grocery store.
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The meat was removed from the "Community Market" grocery store and grill on Fayette Street.
The store's owner is accused of buying the meat from other stores and re-selling it.
Authorities say re-selling meat is a state code violation.
Martinsville police began confiscating the meat yesterday after someone complained.
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The owner of "Community Market" declined to comment on camera but says the meat is stored in freezers and is NOT spoiled.
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Falwell


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The pastor of Lynchburg's Thomas Road Baptist Church says advertisers should not support actress Ellen Degeneres' television show.
The Reverend Jerry Falwell says General Motors, Chrysler and Johnson and Johnson should not advertise on A-B-C's "Ellen."
He's upset over plans to have the main character come out as a lesbian.
Tonight Falwell urged his audience to write letters to the sponsors to withdraw their support for the show.

Presbyterians


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Meanwhile some critics say one denomination's new rules is making it difficult for homosexuals to participate in its churches.
The PRESBYTERIAN church recently ratified an amendment that prevents gays from holding any church office.
Kimberly McBroom has reaction.
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(( Like the U-S government, the Presbyterian Church follows its own constitution-- The Book of Order.
Church officials recently ratified an amendment requiring the chastity of all SINGLE ministers.
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((REV. TUPPER GARDEN/RALEIGH COURT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: THE ORIENTATION OF A PERSON, LET'S SAY-- A PERSON'S HOMOSEXUAL ORIENTATION IS NOT CONDEMNED BY THE CHURCH. WHAT IS CONDEMNED IS ANY SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP OUTSIDE OF ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN IN THE COVENANT RELATIONSHIP OF MARRIAGE. ))
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Reverend Garden emphasizes the rule also applies to HETEROSEXUALS, and is NOT meant to single out gays.
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: REVEREND GARDEN SAYS CHANGES IN SOCIETY OVER THE LAST FEW DECADES HAVE LED MOST MAINSTREAM DENOMINATIONS TO RE- EVALUATE THE ISSUE OF SEXUAL MORALITY-- BUT NOT ALL CHURCHES ARE TAKING A SIMILAR STANCE WITH REGARD TO HOMOSEXUALS. ))
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William Rethford is the pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge, and estimates 85- percent of his congregation is gay.
Rethford believes one's SEXUALITY does not determine one's SPIRITUALITY-- and disagrees with the new Presbyterian law.
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Garden and Rethford may disagree on the religious implications of homosexuality-- but both say they want their congregations to be open communities of acceptance.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
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Coming up next in the newscast,
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we'll see how former President George Bush made a leap into the record books today.
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Saltville-RR


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He's not John Henry or Casey Jones, but Bill Pinkerton may just be the railroad man Saltville needs.
He's trying to revive train service to the town, and shippers are ready to get on board.
One of his first passengers was News 7's Ted Stone.
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(( ((BILL PINKERTON/RAILROAD ENTREPRENEUR: I'VE BEEN A BUSINESS OWNER FOR 27 YEARS. AND THIS WOULD JUST BE ANOTHER BUSINESS.))
Bill Pinkerton likes cars. He sells plenty of them at his dealership near Salem.
So what's he doing in work clothes on an old abandoned rail line in Washington County? ((BILL PINKERTON/RAILROAD ENTREPRENEUR: I ENJOY THE CAR BUSINESS AND I ENJOY THE RAILROAD BUSINESS.))
Pinkerton is hoping to re-open the tracks that once linked Saltville with the Norfolk Southern main line.
NS abandoned the run in 1984, and gave the line to the town.
Pinkerton wants to buy the overgrown line, to operate as his own company.
Town officials think he has what it takes to run a railroad. ((BILL PINKERTON: THEY'VE ASKED SOME GOOD QUESTIONS, THEY'RE DRIVING A TOUGH BARGAIN, BUT THEY WANT TO GET THIS THING DONE. AND IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE WORKING WITH THEM.))
Pinkerton has one customer already waiting for him. The P-C-S Phosphates plant makes a poultry feed additive.
The raw materials travel by train to Glade Spring, where they're transferred to trucks for the 10 mile ride into Saltville.
With the rail line open all the way to the plant, one hopper car carrying 100 tons will do the work of four tractor- trailers.
Other companies can smell those savings. ((JOHN E.B. CLARK/SALTVILLE TOWN MANAGER: ONE IS LONG AIRDOX, A MANUFACTURER OF MINING MACHINERY. A SECOND EMPLOYER IS TITAN WHEEL. THEY MANUFACTURE CONSTRUCTION WHEELS. THEY ALSO COULD BE VERY INTERESTED.))
Pinkerton estimates that re- opening the line will cost a total of half- a- million dollars. Much of that could be reimbursed by state grants. ((TED STONE/NEWS 7: If Pinkerton is able to negotiate to buy the tracks from the town of Saltville, and if his crew doesn't run into any unexpected engineering problems, the line could be hauling freight within six months.
Ted Stone, News 7.))

Bush-Jump


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Former President George Bush suited up and took the plunge today-
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And away he went- skydiving into history.
Bush is the only former president to skydive after leaving office.
He jumped from 13-thousand feet and made a safe landing at the Army's Yuma Proving Ground.
Bush is 72.
He last took the plunge a half century ago when Japanese fighters shot up his plane, and he had to bail out over the Pacific.
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S-Score


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The big player in the deal is Kenny Lofton, who is leaving Cleveland to join the Braves - something he is less than thrilled about.
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We'll see how the trade works out when the season starts next week.
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S-State


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Bedford County's Minutemen have again made the region proud by raking in some big awards in the Group Two-A ranks last night.
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The spotlight belongs to Liberty head coach Mark Hanks.
After leading his Minutemen to back to back state titles he has been named coach of the year by the Associated Press.
And his main man, Raymond "Peanut" Arrington, the versatile six foot three inch junior heads up the first team all-state squad.
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A number of other local players were are also getting some recognition.
William Campbell's Chauncey Walker and Patrick County's Corey Reynolds are second team members.
And Blacksburg's Phillip Klaus, Heritage's Kevin Lambert, Liberty's Robert Carson and Martinsville's Leander Preston are honorable mention all-state selections.

S-NIT


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The Florida State Seminoles continues to carry the banner along with carolina in the postseason.
Last night the Noles were part of the NIT's final four at Madison Square Garden.
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The Seminoles faced Jim Calhoun and his Connecticut Huskies.
This one would be close all night long, as Richard Hamilton spin in the lane and uses the good drop step and fade away to keep the Huskies in front.
But the Noles got the game to overtime tied at 59 and then took over.
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James Collins was the real deal last night scoring a career high 29 as Florida State wins it 71-to-65.
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FSU plays the winner of the Michigan-Arkansas game for the title.

S-Tulsa


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Not all Roanokers would enjoy living on Tulsa Time, but seems to suit Steve Robinson just fine.
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Tonight Tulsa University gave its popular head basketball coach some serious job security.
The former Fleming and Radford University star signs a contract extension through the year 2004.
Robinson teams are 46-and-18 in two seasons with two NCAA appearances.
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S-Walker


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Robinson's alma mater, Radford University, got some unexpected news today as
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point guard Anthony Walker was picked to participate in the 45th annual Portsmouth invitational next month.
Only 64 college seniors in the nation are invited to play in this camp that is attended by scouts from the NBA and CBA.
Walker is the first Radford player ever to get an invitation to the event.
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S-Trade


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Dave Justice says he's in shock and Kenny Lofton says he's been betrayed!
Those reaction coming last night after the Braves and Indians pulled off a whopper of a deal.
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Justice leaves the Braves after 817 games with the team.
He is now 31 years old and he's coming off shoulder surgery that cut short his 1996 season. The Braves were anxious to get rid of him because of his $12 point 5 million dollar salary.
The Braves also give up 29 year old Marquis Grissom a four time gold glove award winner as a center fielder.
In return, the Braves pick up the best leadoff hitter in the American League, in Kenny Lofton.
The explosive center fielder has led the league in stolen bases each of the past years. His biggest drawback is that he becomes a free agent at the end of this upcoming season.
The Braves also get another left hander in the bullpen in the deal with pitcher Alan Embry.
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Sports Tease


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Still to come tonight, Steve Mason and head coach Frank Anzalone
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grab a seat on the ice to talk about the team's final three games of the regular season coming up this weekend.
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S-Express


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The Roanoke Express got a big break tonight when Charlotte beat Richmond.
Earlier today Steve Mason talked to head coach Frank Anzalone about how his shorthanded team has made its own breaks this season.
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Racing-Course


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It's not Biology or Calculus- but it is a college course- IN AUTOMOTIVES.
Now it's expanding at Danville Community College thanks to community support.
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The owner of "Colonial Homes" in Riverdale is donating a 1955 Ford truck to the college.
The truck will be sold this summer will all money going back to the school.
Students will use the cash to build a car which will eventually race at South Boston Speedway.
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The student built car will eventually go up for sale- with the cash going to scholarships.
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