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Coming up on News 7-
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More details released of that mass suicide in California- one of the cult members was related to a Star Trek Actor.
plus the leader studied in Virginia for awhile.
Also tonight- golf ball size hail in the midwest- tonight.
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Robin will have details plus our weekend forecast.
News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
The United Nations security council has approved a multinational force for Albania.
The force would stay in the country for at least three months.
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More bizaree details about the mass suicides in California.
A coroner now says some of the men were castrated- long before the 39 men and women killed themselves.
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Bottles and cans everywhere at this Montgomery County plant. It's leading the way in Recycling.
The facility can sort 80 tons of materials a day.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

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Mass-Suicide


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Their leaders preached celibacy- and some members of the Heaven's Gate Cult took drastic steps to ensure that.
A coroner says some of the men had been castrated.
Lee Cowan reports as this bizarre case begins to unfold.
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((The San Diego County Medical Examiner says he's finished more than 20 autopsies. And all point to the same conclusion...that members of the heaven's gate cult "did" in fact commit suicide.
JERRY LIPSCOMB/SAN DIEGO SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT:
But officials have also released bizarre details about the cult lead by Marshall Applewhite. The group not only shunned sex, but some males in the group, including the leader known as "Doe", had been castrated. Perhaps in pursuit of some ideal of androgynous immortality.
DR. BRIAN BLACKBOURNE/MEDICAL EXAMINER: Officials say the cult members apparently sedated themselves in groups, then put bags over their heads and died peacefully. Their bodies arranged in ritual fashion, arms at their sides, face and chest draped in purple shrouds. They apparently believed their deaths would allow them to reach a spaceship trailing the Hale-Bopp comet. Families of all but a few of the dead have been notified.
One of the dead includes the brother of Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek series. Most of the grieving relatives expressed shock at the suicides. LOUISE WINANT/CULT LEADER'S SISTER))


Cult-Folo


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Decades before leading the Heaven's Gate cult to mass suicide- its leader Marshall Applewhite led a quiet life at a Virginia school.
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Officials at Richmond's Union Theological Seminary say the man followers called "Do" (DOE) had been a student in 1952... but made almost NO impression.
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Applewhite tried to erase any memory of his earthly travels in Virginia, asking at one point to be removed from the school's alumni roster.
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Albania


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The U-N Security Council has agreed to send a multinational force to Albania-
The force will stay for at least three months. It's mission will be to protect the delivery of humanitarian aid.
Twenty-five-hundred troops will be used in the first phase of the effort.
No word yet on what U-S troops, if any, will take part.

Cosby


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An 18-year old Ukrainian immigrant has pleaded innocent to killing Bill Cosby's son.
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But Mikhail (MAHR-ka-sev) Markhasev did not appear in court.
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Ennis Cosby was killed during an attempted robbery in January.
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Columbia-HCA


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It's called "uploading", and the practice has the nation's largest health care provider under the microscope.
Uploading is when hospitals receive larger payments from Medicare by inflating the seriousness of the illnesses they treat.
Some Columbia H-C-A facilities in Texas may have engaged in this activity, prompting a raid last week in which federal agents confiscated truckloads of documents.
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The company's chief executive appears unfazed by the inquiry.
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There are NO indications that the numerous Columbia H-C-A hospitals and medical centers in our area are subjects of the investigation.
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However, an article in the New York Times today reports that the federal investigation may be more widespread, with witnesses also being interviewed in Florida, Illinois, and Nevada.

Salem-VA


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The Department of Veteran's Affairs has taken the investigation into the Salem V-A Medical Center a step further by temporarily reassigning its top two administrators.
Officials say Salem Director, Dr. John Presley will be assigned a position in Atlanta, Georgia.
Associate director, William (Della-meyter) Delamater will be stationed in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Both men were placed on administrative leave earlier this month after V-A officials completed a preliminary investigation into what the hospital calls "issues of concern.'
But investigators aren't saying exactly what those concerns are.
The reassignments take effect March 31st and will not exceed 30 days.
Dr. Rajiv (RA-heeve) Jain (Jane) will remain as Salem's acting director.
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Bank-Robbery


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Police are still looking for the man who robbed a Danville bank at gunpoint today.
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A white male entered the NationsBank on Riverside Drive around two armed with a handgun.
Witnesses say the man was NOT wearing a ski mask.
He's described as 5 foot six or seven, weighing 180-to 200 pounds, with a beard and mustache.
He was wearing a black leather jacket and a biker style cap.
Police say the man fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, police move in to seize O-J Simpson's possessions, but some items are missing,
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and a protest in Belgium becomes ugly as laid off workers turn violent.
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Simpson


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Moving vans pulled up to O-J Simspon's estate-
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but the movers could not find a few items they were looking for- His Heisman trophy and a hall of fame ring.
Movers were there to haul away Simpson's belongings- including his golf clubs and other personal items.
The seizure is to begin collection of the 33 and half million dollars- Simpson owes after a civil judgement.
The items include footballs, helmets, artwork, and home decorations-
Those are on Fred Goldman's list- made to prevent Simpson from selling his possessions for money.
Insurance records total the items at nearly 500-thousand-dollars.
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Belgium-Workers


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A steel workers rally turned ugly in Belgium-
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1000 workers from a bankrupt steel factory- held an impromptu rally but it turned into a clash.
Police first tried to chase off the workers with water cannons and tear gas-but that did not work.
Some workers tried to shut down the road between Brussels and Paris- using a bulldozer.
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Protestors wrecked several police vehicles.
25 people were hurt- one seriously.
This is one of several protests since the company declared bankruptcy in January.
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Melrose-Fire


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Authorities have arrested arrested a Roanoke man in connection with a suspicious house fire last month in Roanoke.
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The blaze broke out during the early morning hours of February 12th in the 21- hundred block of Melrose Avenue.
No one was living in the house... but the fire spread to the home next door where someone was sleeping.
Police have charged 30- year- old Steven Anthony Marrs with arson.
Authorities say additional charges might be filed.
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Nelms


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The Republican lawmaker who got caught exposing himself in a city park is returning to private life.
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Suffolk Delegate Robert Nelms says he will NOT run for a fourth term.
Nelms pled GUILTY last year to indecent exposure in a Richmond park that's known for illicit sexual activity.
He still maintains he was just urinating in public.
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Waltons-Museum


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One of America's favorite families returns to T-V Sunday night when CBS will air a "Walton's Easter Reunion".
In Nelson County, there's been another reunion of sorts... one that brought an end to the struggle for control of the Walton's Mountain Museum.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( It was a decidedly un-Walton-like moment.
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For a t-v show based on memories, this was one everyone wants to forget.
A bitter feud between Waltons creator Earl Hamner and Waltons museum director Bill Luhrs almost closed down the Nelson County landmark two years ago.
But a month into their 1997 tourist season, things are back to normal.
The museum's new director has a year's experience under her belt, and the Hamner family appears satisfied.
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((So having survived its own version of "Family Feud", officials say the Walton's Mountain Museum is right back on track. It's expected to attract another 40- thousand people this year, which, in economic terms, is a big boost for Schuyler and Nelson County.))
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Museum profits are funneled back into programs that benefit the Schuyler community,
And like the Waltons, that makes for one big happy family again.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Nelson County.))
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Soft Music Under
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Coming up next a little later in our newscast, students in Lynchburg see the benefits of their hard labor,
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and we'll tell what led this woman to skate across the country.
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Monty-Recycle


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Bottles and cans everywhere at one place in Montgomery County-
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It's a brand NEW facility meant to recycle the OLD.
Machines at the plant can sort, bale and process up to 80 tons of materials a day.
This makes recycling easier for residents, who no longer have to separate paper, plastic and cans.
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((RANDALL BOWLING/MONTGOMERY CO. SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY: EVERYBODY CAN COMINGLE ALL THEIR CONTAINERS FROM FROM THE HOUSEHOLD, SUCH AS YOUR DETERGENT BOTTLES, YOUR SODA BOTTLES, YOUR AHH, FOOD CANS, YOUR MILK JUGS))
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Officials say using the facility for just one month will save two days' worth of landfill space.
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Rollerblade


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She has crossed the country on skates- and today she arrived in the Roanoke Valley to explain why.
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Laura Clark rollerbladed from Los Angeles to Salem to raise awareness about child abuse.
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The 25-year-old began skating January fourth, and completed the last leg of her journey today.
Clark herself is a survivor of child sexual abuse and says she's doing this for the young victims.
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When she's not skating Clark spends half the year working with whales in Alaska.
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S-Score


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The Express rides Jablonski's hat trick to a win over Raleigh, ODU goes to overtime to beat Stanford, and Bill Elliott was hunting for more than Easter eggs today at the Martinsville Speedway.
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But first, the final four members at the men's national semi-final party at the RCA Dome worked out this afternoon in front of more than 50 thousand fans.
Carolina-Arizona and Kentucky-Minnesota will get it on tomorrow right here on

WDBJ.
Game times coming up for you but first tonight ECHL scoreboard.
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S-Raleigh


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The Roanoke Express opened the final weekend of the regular season tonight with hopes to nailing down third place in the East.
And there goal scoring leader all season long, Jeff Jablonski would not disappoint.
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But just before the start of tonight's game, it was goalie Dave Gagnon in the spotlight. He was given the team MVP award by the Express Boosters Club.
Both teams played a little tight in the first period, and the first goal of the night would come on a wicked shot from blue line by the Ice Caps Cory Karlander. It's one to nothing Caps after a period.
But Roanoke came back in the second. Dan Thompkins digs the puck off the board to Dave Stewart. Stewie fires one from the right side it misses, but Jeff Jablonski puts in the rebound and
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then picks up the puck. It's his 50th goal of the year.
He would get the hat trick and lead Roanoke to a 3-to-2 win over Raleigh.
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S-Express


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The Express took care of business tonight but they needed some help from Charlotte to move ahead of Richmond.
Unfortunately, the Renegades beat the Checkers 4-to-3 in overtime. Round House Wrap Up Full Screen
Steve Mason has more on what's been happening with the Express this week. in Roundhouse wrapup.
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((class was in session at the Round House this week as Express play by play announcer Mitch Peacock instructed local elementary students on the finer points of hockey. ((MITCH PEACOCK:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((FRANK ANZALONE:))
Jeff Cowan most likely won't be on the playoff roster, either will Wayne Strachan, even though Manitoba's playoff chances are dwindling. Eric Landry?)) ((FRANK:)) ((STEVE MASON:))

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S-ODU


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The Mens' final four gets most of the attention, but there was no avoiding the women's game tonight as they opened their final four.
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Riverfront Coliseum was sold out for tonight national semi-finals as Old Dominion took on Stanford in the opener.
This was not a game for the weak at heart. Behind the shooting of Kate Starbird, who hit the 20 point mark before halftime Stanford led by 15 in the first half.
But ODU got it down to seven at the break and then took the lead 2 minutes into the second half on Clariss Machanaguan inside power hoop.
Stanford appeared to have the game in hand with under 2 minutes to go on Jamila Wideman's drive off the left side that gets foul and a hoop.
But the game went to overtime, and this time Wideman's shot at the buzzer would not fall.
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ODU wins it 83-to-82 to advance to Sunday's title game against the winner of the Tennessee-Notre Dame that is late in the second half.
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S-NCAA


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It's always fun when the Final Four men's coaches get together before the nationals semi-finals.
Someone always unleashes a wicked comment or two.
Today it was no-nonsense Minnesota head coach Clem Haskins who had the gem of

the day talking about athletes in general.
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PINNACLE PAGE
Don't forget you catch both of tomorrow's great games right here on WDBJ-7 starting at 4pm with the pregame show.
Then it's Carolina-Arizona and Kentucky-Minnesota.
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S-Awards


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WIPE TO ENG!!!
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Earlier today Wake Forest's Tim Duncan was named the Associated Press's college player of the year. He also is a unanimous all-american.
And Mr. Haskins was named the A.P.'s coach of the year.
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S-Bradley


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In one other note from the college ranks, it appears Ron Bradley will be staying at Radford University afterall.
He met with Indiana State officials on Wednesday to discuss their head coaching vacancy, but today the Sycamores gave the job to Royce Waltman.
And the University of Richmond today hired John Beilein of Canisius College to lead the struggling Spider basketball program.

Sports Tease


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Still to come tonight, the Winston Cup cars are technically off this week.
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But you would have never known it by checking out the action at the Martinsville Speedway earlier today.
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S-NASCAR


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The Winston Cup cars are off this weekend for their traditional easter break.
Next weekthey head to Texas.
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A number of drivers have spent part of this off-week in Martinsville preparing for the April 20th Goody's Headache Powder 500.
Today six cars dodged a few rain showers to give the track a workout, with Bill Elliott leading the way.
Despite all of his success, Elliott has never won at Martinsville.
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Levin


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Artie Levin was a Roanoke institution, a fixture on local television for more than 25 years.
He was also a tireless supporter of the Roanoke Valley until his death last May.
Today he was honored for his commitment to the community.
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Levin arrived in Roanoke as a flight instructor, but was best-known for his morning exercise programs.
Earlier this year, the General Assembly paid tribute to Levin,
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and today Delegates Vic Thomas and Chip Woodrum, and Senator John Edwards presented a memorial resolution to his daughter.
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Artie Levin's bicycles and other memorabilia have been donated to the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
And friends are now planning an annual weekend of fitness events in his honor.

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They opted to spend spring break in Lynchburg instead of "Lauderdale", but dozens of college students got their reward today.
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Three low-income families received keys to their new homes, compliments of Habitat for Humanity's first "Collegiate Challenge".
More than two hundred student volunteers spent the month of March building the homes in Lynchburg's College Hill neighborhood.
They were thanked for their work this afternoon.
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((JOANNE ANDREWS/NEW HOMEOWNER: THE COLLEGE STUDENTS WERE GREAT, THEY WERE WONDERFUL, YOU KNOW TO SPEND THEIR WEEK HERE WORKING ON HOMES. INSTEAD OF GOING SOMEWHERE ON VACATION THEY CAME HERE TO HELP ME BUILDING MY HOUSE AND THAT MEANS A LOT TO ME.))
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The new homeowners also were required to work a specific number of hours building their houses.
Lynchburg's Habitat chapter has constructed more than 130 new homes in its eight-year history.
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