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Coming up on News 7 at Eleven-
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Timothy McVeigh's father speaks about his son's trial- in an exclusive interview.
Sheriff's deputies raid a storage shed cult members used- We'll tell you what they found.
Plus an April fools joke brings hundreds to the Salem Salem
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Good Evening.
The trial of Timothy McVeigh is underway- with more jurors questioned today.
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Tonight we'll hear from McVeigh's father in an exclusive CBS interview coming up at eleven.
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The Heaven's Gate Gult was apparantely prepared for the worst.
A california newspaper reports assault rifles and other weapons were found in two storage sheds.
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And what were all these folks doing at Salem Stadium this morning? It was an April Fools joke-
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Join us for News 7 at eleven.

McVeigh


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His son is on trial for the Oklahoma City Bombing.
Tonight Timothy McVeigh's father spoke exclusively to the CBS affiliate in Denver- whle jury selection in the case continues.
Dave Fehling has more.
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Mass-suicide


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The Heaven's Gate cult was apparently prepared for trouble on Earth.
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Sheriff's deputies today raided a storage space rented by the cult.
They found more computers, files even exercise equipment.
And oddly for a group that preached non-violence- deputies recovered a number of handguns and high powered rifles.
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All thirty-nine cult members killed themselves near San Diego last week- apparenty from a deadly mix of drugs and alcohol.
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Chaffin


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Both drivers in a fatal January car crash were legally intoxicated.
But the Montgomery County prosecutor says there's no evidence to support the claims of the defendant's family that they both may have been at fault.
Scotty Chaffin was convicted of D-U-I and is awaiting trial for involuntary manslaughter.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( Scotty Chaffin's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when he crashed into the car 27 year- old Steve Burton was driving the night of January 23rd.
Chaffin, a 23 year- old father of two sustained cuts and bruises, and according to his wife, a troubled conscience about the crash.
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Missy Chaffin says Scotty can't remember how the wreck happened.
And the fact that Burton, the other driver had a blood alcohol level of .10 has her and Scotty's lawyer wondering if there's more to the story.
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((MAX JENKINS/CHAFFIN'S LAWYER: FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND FROM THE EXPERTS THAT WILL AFFECT ONE'S JUDGEMENT, IT WILL AFFECT ONE'S ABILITY TO OPERATE AN AUTOMOBILE. IT'S A FACTOR I THINK THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED. ))
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But prosecutor Phil Keith says the crash was fully investigated, and the evidence is clear it was a direct result of Chaffin, intoxicated, crossing the center line.
After the wreck Chaffin's family says he steered clear of alcohol, and had drank only some non-alcoholic beer when he was AGAIN charged with D-U-I two months later.
But a police report states Chaffin smelled strongly of alcohol and failed a field sobriety test. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Rosser


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The daughter of murder victim Bernard Rosser is reportedly convinced her stepbrother did not kill her father.
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Published reports say 32 year old Sherry Rosser of Petersburg believes her father was struck twice in the head by an intruder in the family's Pittsylvania County home.
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Authorities charged Rosser's young stepson with the crime.
The boy is now staying with family out of state.
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Sherry Rosser is quoted as saying things she saw when walking through the Rosser home, and conversations she's had related to the case, convinced her someone else committed the crime.

Brush-Fire


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A large brush fire did considerable damage to a popular local hiking spot.
Continued, but diminishing winds fanned fears at the U-S Forest Service that local crews may not be able to keep it from starting again.
Len Besthoff reports.
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Even with the fire contained, crews must still babysit 80- plus acres of scorched national forest along the Roanoke County/Craig County line.
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While the damage done to the popular Dragon's Tooth trail is a big loss for hikers, the U-S Forest Service says it could have been worse.
There was no loss of life or property, and the fire serves as a warning that the spring forest fire season is here.
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((Investigators have nailed down what they believe to be the origination of this forest fire. It was this campsite here, not even a mile from route 311. And now their job is to try to figure out who may have been careless.))
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The Forest Service says investigators have leads on who was around when the fire started.
Len Besthoff, News-7.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, the state Attorney General has some bad news for waiters and waitresses,
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and from Martinsville, Oliver McCall's family seeks psychiatric testing for the former boxing champion.
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Abdeljalil


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A northern Virginia man charged with racketeering here in the Roanoke Valley will remain in jail for the time being.
Today, a federal judge refused to release Abed Jalil Jamil (AH-bed juh-LEAL juh-MEAL) on bond.
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Jamil is a member of the Abed family, one of several defendants accused of setting fires to put competitors out of business, silence witnesses or collect insurance money.
Prosecutors say Jamil used aliases and tried to hide assets from the court, but today his lawyer said any confusion over his client's name was NOT an effort to mislead authorities.
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Jamil entered a plea of not guilty today, and his attorney said he will probably appeal the judge's decision denying bond.

McCall


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Former heavyweight boxing champ Oliver McCall has had another run in with Martinsville Police.
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Over the weekend, he was questioned by authorities about a vandalism incident.
In the past 12 months, McCall has been cited for disorderly conduct and driving under the influence of alcohol.
According to police, his family has obtained an emergency custody order that forces him to undergo a mental health evaluation.
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Welfare-Reform


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As welfare reform continues to take hold across Virginia, former recipients whose benefits have been cut are putting a strain on local charities.
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At Bedford Christian Ministries, the all- volunteer staff provides food, clothes and emergency financial assistance to those who need it.
They're seeing an increase in the number of former welfare recipients who are not quite self-sufficient.
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Knap says his organization needs more volunteers, money and food to continue meeting the needs of the community.
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Minimum-Wage


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Waiters, waitresses, and bartenders listen up.
You won't get a pay raise from Attorney General Jim Gilmore.
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Gilmore's finally issued a legal opinion on how last October's minimum wage increase affects Virginia's "tipped workers."
Gilmore says they will stay at four-25 an hour, where the federal law froze them when it upped other workers' wages to four-75 an hour.
And that four-25 can include tips... making the actual paid wage from the employer much lower.
The opinion's good news for restaurant owners.
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federal-budget


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Balancing the budget isn't any easy task.
Congress and the President have known it for years, and tonight some Roanoke College Students got to try their hand at trimming the budget deficit.
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The exercise was sponsored by the Concord coalition, which is a grass roots organization concerned about the growing national debt.
Former Congressmen Jim Olin is a member.
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The students teamed up with faculty in an effort to trim 700 million dollars from the budget by the year 2002.
The students DID balance the budget. Mostly by cutting entitlement programs and raising taxes.
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((TOM POWELL/STUDENT: WE'D SAID THE HEAD START, WE'D RATHER CUT THAT, SO AS CONGRESSMEN, WE'D RATHER GET REELECTED AS WELL. )) ((KARL JANSON/ROANOKE COLLEGE STUDENT: IT'S HARD TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM, SOMETIMES YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING, BUT YOU KNOW CAN'T BE REELECTED AND THAT'S USUALLY THE THING THAT DOES IT. NOT WORK OUT. ))
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The Concord Coalition says young people should learn about the deficit now-- because they will be paying the bills later.
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Coming up a little later in the newscast, one of America's most trusted men has heart surgery,
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and we'll see how some people wanting to break into the movies fall victim to the calendar.
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DMV


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Speed's NOT usually something the Department of Motor Vehicle's encourages.
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But lengthy waits at the DMV could soon be 30 seconds shorter per customer thanks to a new 20-million dollar computer system.
DMV signed a contract today to expand the 15-year old system.
Among the innovations: scannable bar codes on department paperwork.
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((RICHARD HOLCOMB/DMV COMMISSIONER: WHEN YOU ARE CALLED TO THE SPECIFIC WINDOW, YOUR INFORMATION WILL ALREADY BE IN FRONT OF THAT CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. THAT COULD SAVE A GOOD 20 TO 30 SECONDS PER TRANSACTION. AND CERTAINLY THAT ADDS UP WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE 31- THOUSAND CUSTOMERS ON A DAILY BASIS THAT WE SERVE.))
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All 81 DMV branch offices will have the new systems by late next year.
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Bull-Durham


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About two hundred people showed up at Salem Memorial Field today to attend an open casting call for extras for the sequel to the 1987 movie Bull Durham.
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In the film Kevin Costner returns to coach the Durham Bulls.
Both Costner and costar Susan Sarandon were expected at the ballpark today.
At least they were expected by the people who didn't realize that it was all an April Fool's Day joke planned by radio station W-R-O-V.
The station had been promoting the event all weekend. It was expecting a larger crowd but this morning the newspaper spilled the beans.
Still even the gullible received their rewards, everyone who came out to the ball park received two tickets to Sunday's game with the real Durham Bulls AND they got to dance the Macarena.
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S-Score


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NCAA champion Arizona came home yesterday afternoon and received a hero's welcome. 47 thousand fans turned out at Arizona stadium to welcome the new champs, who by the winning team in college basketball over the last 10 years.
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Also, highlights of the Russian Junior National team's visit last night to the Roanoke Valley.
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S-AAU


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Cave Spring high school hosted a little mini hoop summit last night with as an international basketball from Russians bounced into town to play a collection of area high school stars.
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Virginia Amateur Sports sponsored the two game series that will shift to Martinsville tonight.
After exchanging gifts and pleasantries, the Virginia Gold team would play some defense with the Liberty connection. Rodney Morris with the steal and feed to Peanut Arrington who led the way with 25..
The Russians were not intimidated. Alexander Miloserdov shoots and scores on the driving hoop to tie it he had a team high 19.
But the Liberty AAU connection would do it again. This time Robert Carson gets it to Morris for the layup on the break.
Then back come the Russians Vitali Bakin with the feed to Fyodor Likholitov for the jam and the chin up.
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Blacksburg Indian Phillip Klaus would score for the AAU team, and Roanoke Gold Select win its in overtime 86-to-83.
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The two teams play again tonight in Martinsville.

S-Rodman


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In one other basketball note, we all know Dennis Rodman's knee is hurt to bad for him to play.
But last night we found out that it doesn't hurt bad enough to keep him from putting on his makeup.
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And it was opening night for Dennis Rodman as an actor as his new movie "Double Team" with Jean Claude Van Damme had its premier.
Van Damme came dressed in a conservative suit, while Rodman was well, Rodman. He was full of glitter and war paint for the opening.
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S-Braves


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The Atlanta Braves opened their 1997 season last night on the road in Houston inside the Astrodome.
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Chipper Jones would give the Braves a big boost in the third with this massive solo homer to straight away center field. But it would not be enough.
Billy Wagner came on in the ninth and got the save as he preserved the Astros
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2-to-1 win. John Smoltz went the distance and gave up just 8 hits but takes the loss.
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S-Sox


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Albert Belle already has told folks he plans to shut up this season, yesterday he opened the year by putting up , as well.
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Where the Bluejays hosted the White Sox and Albert at the Skydome in Belle's first game with the Sox and as baseball's highest paid player.
He was outstanding - hitting a double and homer and driving in three runs to lead the Sox to a 6-to-5 win in 10 innings.
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It wasn't nearly as pleasant in Baltimore.
Take a peak inside Orioles Park at Camden Yards where the O's were supposed to play the Kansas City Royals.
High winds, some overnight snow and ice, and temperatures in the upper 30's forced yesterday's game to be called off.
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S-Reds


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Over on the senior circuit the Reds beat the Rockies with the help for a former area minor league star.
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All this season players are wearing patches on their uniforms to commemorate Jackie Robinson's 50th anniversary of breaking the color barrier.
And it was a former Salem Buccaneer that got the party started for Cincinnati fans yesterday as Willie Greene nails a two run homer over the right
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The Big Red Machine rolls to the 11-to-4 win over the Rockies.
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Sports Tease


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After this quick break, we'll wind up sports with Steve Mason checking in with
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the Roanoke Express as they go through their final workout before heading to Tidewater for the start of the playoffs.
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S-Express


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The Express opens up the Kelly Cup Playoffs tomorrow night in Norfolk against Hampton Roads.
Surprisingly, the roster includes Jeff Cowan, who is still with Saint John. And does not include Valeriy Svoboda, who has been cut.
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Steve Mason has more in this weeks playoff preview edition of Round House Wrap Up.
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
((The Express will try and avoid another year of just passing through the first round of the playoffs; again with very little help from the higher affiliates. Saint John DID return Eric Landry; who will run with Dubkov and Jablonski. ((JEFF JABLONSKI/52 GOALS, 44 ASSISTS:))
Forechecking and a timely goal from a player NOT on the BIG LINE are other keys;, as is the play of goalie Dave Gagnon. ((DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE:))
There are only 4 other ECHL teams with better road records than the Express and Roanoke is 3 and 1 against the Admirals at the Scope.)) ((:))

S-Roanoke


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Today; Roanoke College's resource development department announced that the school has received a 750 thousand dollar gift from the Belk Foundation of Charlotte, North Carolina. The funds have been designated to build and equip a new fitness center on the Roanoke College campus.

Cronkite


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Former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite is resting comfortably after quadruple bypass surgery today.
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The 80 year old news legend discovered he had coronary artery problems during a routine check- up.
The four hour surgery was successful.
Cronkite anchored the CBS Evening News for 19 years.
Since he retired in 1981 he has produced and appeared in documentaries for CBS, PBS and the Discovery Channel.
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