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In sports, We'll have highlights from this afternoon's semi finals of the A-C-C basketball tournament.
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And Steve Mason talks with Roanoke Native Steve Robinson about his first year with the Florida State Seminoles.
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[Murder-Suicide]


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An apparent murder-suicide in Pulaski last night left two people dead.
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It happened around 7- 30 inside a couple's upstairs apartment at 429- second street.
Authorities say it appears 26- year old Charles David Harrison shot his wife once before turning the gun on himself.

Tonya Hall Harrison died a short time later from a gunshot wound to the head.
Police say the couple had been arguing and Tonya was actually in the process of moving out with help from her mother.
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((HERB COOLEY/PULASKI POLICE CHIEF: OUR EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN EXTENSIVE I THINK WITH THIS COUPLE, WE'VE HAD I KNOW OF A CALL, A SIMILAR CALL, CERTAINLY NOT THIS VIOLENT, BUT A CALL, I KNOW IN NOVEMBER AND SEVERAL CALLS IN THE PAST SO I KNOW THIS WAS AN ONGOING DOMESTIC SITUATION. ))
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Tonya Harrison's two young children were outside the couple's apartment when the gunshots were fired.
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[Kevorkian-Alternatives]


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The medical examiner's office in Oakland County, Michigan confirmed last night that Dr. Jack Kevorkian apparently helped a Roanoke woman end her life. But, as David Johnson reports, 61-year old Patricia Graham had other alternatives that she may not have known about.
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Dr. Jack Kevorkian apparently delivered Patricia Graham's body to the Southern Michigan hospital emergency room. An attached note read she suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Carilion officials say this incident should serve as a notice that society has to heighten its awareness of alternatives to physician-assisted suicide.
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((CHARLES HITE/CARILION BIOMEDICAL ETHICS DIRECTOR; THAT WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB IN TRAINING AND EDUCATING PEOPLE ABOUT PAIN MANAGEMENT. ABOUT HOSPICE CARE, ABOUT COMFORT CARE IN GENERAL. THAT WE NEED TO SUPPORT THESE PEOPLE MORE. AND THAT THERE'S A REAL DANGER IF WE DON'T DO THAT.))
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The medical examiner's office noted that Graham died of poisoning by lethal injection. Hite says the community has to do more to make pain management and comfort care more affordable.
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((THE DISENFRANCHISED WILL BE THE ONES THAT HAVE PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE BECAUSE THEIR LIVES ARE SEEN AS, SOMEHOW, MORE EXPENDABLE OR THERE JUST ISN'T ENOUGH EFFORT MADE TO GIVE THEM ALTERNATIVES.))
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Hite says what Kevorkian allegedly did for Graham differs from what most states recognize as a patient's right to refuse treatment, in which the patient basically dies of natural causes. In either case, such decisions ethically require a long-term doctor-patient relationship and a second medical opinion about the patient's condition. Hite recommends, at the least, that there should be some standards or guidelines in place to prevent physicians from making independent decisions. David Johnson, News 7.

[Presbyterian]


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Local presbyterians have voted four to one not ordain practicing homosexual ministers into the church.
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Members of the Northminster Presbyterian Church are part of the 144 congregations known as Presbytery of the Peaks. The organization stretches across central and southwestern Virginia. Gays and lesbians were banned from the ministry last year after a vote by the national Presbyterian Church. The issue was re-visited by the church's general assembly and another vote is being taken by the group's 172-national churches. It may be May before all of the votes are in nationally.
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[Brzonkala]


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A new group hopes to level the playing field when it comes to abusive athletes on college campuses.
Christy Brzonkala is one of the founders of the National Coalition Against Violent Athletes.
Brzonkala accused two Virginia Tech football players of raping her in 1994.
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The co-founder is Kathy Redmond. She was awarded 50-thousand dollars by the University of Nebraska after she accused one of its football players of rape.
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((KATHY REDMOND/COALITION CO-FOUNDER: IT IS TIME THAT PEOPLE ALERT THEMSELVES TO THE FACT THAT SOME OF THOSE SPORTS HEROES DO HAVE A DARK SIDE. THEY DO HAVE CRIMINAL TENDENCIES AND SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE WHEN THEY ACT ON THEM.))
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The group's goal is to make sure athletes are treated the same as anyone else accused of a serious crime, and to act as an advocate for victims of violent athletes.
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[Tease#1]

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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Straight ahead on News--more than a month after its release the movie Titanic is still making waves at the box office and stands to win big at the Oscars.
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We'll hear why fans can't get enough of the movie and its stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet when the news continues.
But, first let's check in with Andrew Freiden in the weather center.
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[WebWatch]


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Bill Gates takes the heat at a Senate hearing this week, and an online fantasy sports league puts its players in the stock market.
More in this week's webwatch.
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((Bill Gates said "it was fun". The head of the microsoft empire was grilled by Senators and rivals from Sun and Netscape this week... here's a sample.))

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((KOHL; CLEARLY A MONOPOLY, PROBABLY A LEGAL ONE, YET YOU REFUSE TO CONCEED IT.)) [RUNS:05]
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((BILL GATES/MICROSOFT CHAIRMAN; I DON'T THINK IT'S A FAIRLY UNUSUAL THING, WHEN YOU REFER A CUSTOMER TO SOMEONE, YOU ASK THEM NOT TO SWITCH THEM TO THE COMPETITORS PRODUCT.)) [RUNS:08]
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((SCOTT MCNEALY/SUN MICROSYSTEMS; WHAT WE WANT IS ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS THAT ARE ALREADY ON THE BOOKS, AND IN THIS CASE, THE ANTI-TRUST LAWS.)) [RUNS:06]
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[Titanic]


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Movi-goers are still lining up at local theaters to see the movie Titanic which has averaged more than 20 million dollars for 11 weeks straight.
Most of the millions are coming from people seeing the flick for the second or third time.
And they're spending doesn't end at the theater.
Stacey Martin has more.
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(( It's been full steam ahead for Titanic since it first set sail for local theaters late last year. Now with nearly a billion dollars in ticket sales worldwide, the movie is showing no signs of losing steam.
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((MICHAEL BROWN: I SAW IT THREE TIMES AND I'LL SEE IT AGAIN TOMORROW. I JUST THINK IT'S A FABULOUS STORY. THE LOVE STORY; THE MUSIC IS WONDERFUL AND THE STORY LINE IS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. IT'S A GREAT STORY.))
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((SUSAN SINGLETON:I THOUGHT THAT THE TITANIC WAS THE GONE WITH THE WIND OF OUR GENERATION AND I REALLY THINK THAT IT'S GOING TO BE HERE TO STAY FOR A REAL LONG TIME.))
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Keepsakes from the movie are shining bright as well--riding a wave of success that's put the movie soundtrack at number one at record stores for about nine weeks.
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((STACI ALLS:IT'S MOSTLY INSTRUMENTAL STUFF. IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT WOULD NORMALLY SELL LIKE THIS BUT IT'S GOING STRONG.))
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The album took the top spot on the list by bumping Celine Dion's album to number two.
Ironically her album hit number one based on the popularity of her Titanic theme "My Heart Will Go On" which is a popular request at local radio stations including K92.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: TITANIC HAS BROKEN A RECORD AS THE HIGHEST GROSSING MOVIE IN HOLLYWOOD'S HISTORY AND WORLD WIDE TICKET SALES HAVE REACHED 9-14 MILLION. BUT, IT HAS 60 MILLION TO GO CATCH THAT RECORD, WHICH BELONGS TO STAR WARS. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7.))
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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When we return Roy Stanley will be here with an update of the action on the hardwood and Andrew Freiden will have your complete weekend weather forecast--coming up when the news continues.

[Food-Drive]


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[WRITER=djo]
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The Ferrum College Alumni Association sponsored food drives in cities across the state today including Roanoke.
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The drive was part of the school's Founder's Day celebration. It's the fifth year in a row the alumni association has given a helping hand to the Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank. And, bragging rights go to the location that brings in the most donations.
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((SUZANNE BELL/FERRUM ALUMNA; THIS YEAR WE HAVE A CHALLENGE FROM THE OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. IF WE COLLECT THE MOST FOOD THIS YEAR, THEN WE GET TO KEEP THE MASCOT FOR A WHOLE YEAR. SO OUR GOAL IS TO COLLECT 700 TO 800 POUNDS OF FOOD TODAY.))
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Lynchburg, Waynesboro and Newport News are the other food collection sites. Places like the RAM House, Saint Frances House and area churches will also benefit from the donations.
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[Sports Tease]


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And coming up, Scores from today's college basketball games.
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And North Carolina and Duke have a date in the A-C-C championship game.
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[S-Carolina]


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Shammond Williams hit 25 points including 2 free throws to send it to over time as North Carolina beat Maryland 83 to 73 in Overtime.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/JP-RAYCOM; :]


Gary Williams watches as his team leads in the first half.
Rodney Elliott hits the jumper and the Terps led by 8, 21 to 13 in the first half.
The Terps then get the ball inside to Ekezie for the easy score and Maryland led by seven points.
But Williams steps up and hits the three pointer and the Tar Heels went in at the half trailing by four.
Williams scored 7 points in [SUPER=33-North Carolina/83/Maryland/73/;]overtime as Carolina advances to the champion

ship game with the 83 to 73 overtime win.
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[S-Duke]


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Carolina will play Duke in the championship game. The Blue Devils beating Clemson 66 to 64.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/JP-RAYCOM; :]


Clemson's Rick Barnes checking the action in the first half.
The Tigers push it outside Terrell McIntyre pulls up and hits the three pointer for a four point lead.
Moments later Clemson takes it inside to Harold Jamison who throws down the jam keeping the lead at four.
Duke tighten's its defense Trajan Langdon comes up with this steal and Layup and the Blue Devils trailed by one.
Duke was down by 4 at the half but [SUPER=33-Duke/66/Clemson/64/;]

William Avery takes it to the hoop in the closing seconds of the game and puts back his miss as Duke Beats Clemson 66 to 64.
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[S-Robinson]


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Since Steve Robinson's July hiring; Florida State has defeated the defending national champs, returned to the top 25 polls after a 5 year absence, and won the most regular season games since 1992. All this with players he did not recruit on a schedule rated the 10th toughest in the country. Steve Mason says his court savy is just the beginning.
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((Perhaps more amazing than his basketball mind is the somewhat round, red and extremely large object in his chest.
Some of that heart's character originated from Martinsville coach Troy Wells; who helped develop Steve into a fine person and player during his tenure as an assistant at Fleming in the late 70's. and in the midst of national exposure and his own FSU basketball show; Robinson still goes to the well for his motivational practice plan philosophies ((TROY:)) ((STEVE:)) ((STEVE:)) ((STEVE:))
It is of little surprise that Florida State players can find that kind of support in Mr. Robinson's neighborhood. ((GREER:))
Robinson's disappointment for his players and his program over Florida State's first round loss should soon turn to excitement. He has 9 players returning next year. Steve Mason, News 7 sports"))

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[S-Scores]


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It's semi final day for several other College basketball conferences. Here's a look at some of today's scores.
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[S-Wrestling]


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The Group A and Two A state wrestling tournament is headed for the championships this evening.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


The tournament is in its sixth straight year at the Salem Civic Center.
Nationally ranked Grundy is always the team to deal with in Group Two A but the atmosphere surrounding the event has aided teams this year especially those in the Blue Ridge District.
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The championship matches are scheduled to begin tonight at seven.
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[weather-gallery]


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After years of planning, the WDBJ-7 weather gallery celebrated its grand opening this morning.
If you weren't able to catch the festivities, we have these highlights for you, courtesy of photographer Ken Kilinski.
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((HI, THIS IS LOCAL NEWS ON CHANNEL 7. ))
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((KEN SHUTZ: IT'S BEEN OUTSTANDING...IT'S SO INTERACTIVE, THEY CAN ACTUALLY SEE IT, GET INSIDE THE FUNNEL CLOUDS. THAT EXCITEMENT ACTUALLY STARTS THE LEARNING PROCESS ))
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((GREG GRUENIG: THIS IS THE SECOND INFALLING CLOUD...35 TORNADOS, THE INFALLING CLOUD IS QUITE NEW. ))
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((I THINK THEY'RE ALL PRETTY NEAT, I KIND OF LIKE BLUE SKY MYSELF. IT EXPLAINS TWO THINGS AT ONCE. WHY THE SKY IS BLUE AND WHY THE SUN IS YELLOW...IT'S ALL RIGHT THERE ON THAT TABLETOP. ))
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((ARE THEY LEARNING THINGS? PROBABLY NOT, THEY ARE JUST EXPERIENCE IT....THEY'LL COME BACK AND TAKE SOME TIME WITH EACH EXHIBIT, THEY WILL LEARN. ))
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((DO YOU THINK THE KIDS WILL LEARN THINGS? THE TWO AREN'T MUTUALLY EXLUSIVE...IT GETS THEIR ATTENTION....THE SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS BEHIND WEATHER. ))
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[Promo]


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Lying on the beach, soaking up the sun--sounds like fun for most people--but it wasn't for "JJ" --
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the grey whale. At barely a week old it lost site of its mother and got stranded on shore in California.
Marine biologists saved JJ and gave her a place to stay at Sea World where she's been resting comfortably for the past year.
But, they say it's time to set the grey whale free--hoping she can find her way back to the family she lost.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]


We'll hear more about JJ's story and more news, weather and sports tonight on News-7 at Eleven. (ad lib byes)