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Coming up on News 7-
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This man stabbed a Danville store owner in 1988. Tonight he died for the crime.
More details come out about the two boys accused in the Arkansas School shooting.
And it's up, up and away- but we're not talking about balloons- It's tonight's video of the day.
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News 7 is next.[Newsbreak]


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Good Evening.
The man convicted of killing a Danville Store owner was put to death tonight.
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Ronald Watkins died at 9:17 by lethal injection.
Watkins stabbed 29 year old William McCauley seven times in the back in 1988.
Two boys are being held without bond after yseterday's school shooting.
13 year old Mitchell Johnson and 11 year old Andrew Golden face capital murder charges.
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It's spring football training time for the Hokies football team- already preparing for the 98 season.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

[Watkins]


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Ronald Watkins' claims of a racially biased jury and a prison conversion to christianity did not spare his life tonight.
The Danville killer was executed after nine and half years on Virginia's death row.
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Ellen Qualls is at Greensville Correctional Center with the details.
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[School-Shooting]


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Two Middle School students face capital murder charges in the deaths of four classmates and a teacher.
A judge ordered them held without bond.
Tonight the grandfather of the 11- year- old says the boy admitted stealing guns and triggering a fire alarm, but his grandson did not admit shooting anyone.
Dave Fehling reports from Arkansas.
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((13 year old Mitchell Johnson and 11 year old Andrew Golden are being held without bail. They face capital murder and battery charges that's left this Arkansas town in shock.
WE CANT BELIEVE THIS HAS HAPPENED. Meanwhile there were only tears at the Westside Middle school the day after the two suspects allegedly ambushed their classmates and teachers. Gunfire killed four students and one young teaccher, and wounded ten others. Police say the boys, dressed in camouflage suits used for hunting, hid in the wooded area outside the school. in all 27 shots were fired into the crowd lured outside by a false fire alarm.
JEREMY WHITE/STUDENT: HE ALWAYS SAID HE WOULD SHOOT....BRING A KNIFE TO SCHOOL, HE DOESN'T LIKE THIS SCHOOL.
There were no classes at westside, as investigators studied bullet holes in gymnasium walls. They also combed the nearby woods for evidence. Prosecutors say they'll charge the boys with five counts of capital murder. But under state law, they can only be prosecuted in juvenile court. That means they must be released when they turn 18. Officials are looking at the possibility of filing federal charges.
BRENT DAVIS, PROSECUTOR: WE ARE LOOKING AT ALL AVENUES.

DAVE FEHLING CBS NEWS.))[School-Follo]


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The school violence in Jonesboro, Paducah and other communities is being felt in classrooms across the country.
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Recent headlines have proven that no school is immune.
Here in western Virginia, officials say they take the threat of violence seriously... and hope to strike a balance between adequate security and programs that help students deal with anger.
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((ANN HARMAN/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: I DON'T THINK WE CAN EVER PREDICT THIS TYPOE OF VIOLENCE. ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND THOUGH IS THAT KIDS ESPECIALLY DEFINE VIOLENCE IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. SOME KIDS WILL DEFINE VIOLENCE AS JUST A SIMPLE FIGHT BETWEEN TWO KIDS. OTHER KIDS BECAUSE OF THEIR ENVIRONMENTS ON A REGULAR BASIS, WILL DEFINE VIOLENCE AS AN ACT SUCH AS JONESBORO.))
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Psychologists say there are no simple answers to violence involving children, so the most effective prevention attac

ks the problem on several fronts.[Monty-Murder]


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A Montgomery County man was arrested today, charged in the shooting death of Michael Durham.
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Investigators apprehended 42-year old Robert Lee Crook Senior at his Hill Top Garden Mobile Home, charging him with first degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
The sheriff's office says there's little doubt they got the right man.
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((DOUG MARRS/MONT. CO. SHERIFF; MR. CROOK MADE A CONFESSION AND STATED HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE. MR. CROOK KNEW THE MAN AND WAS AFRAID OF THE MAN.))
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Durham was shot to death this past Saturday on Mossy Spring Road.
Investigators are not releasing any more information at this time, pending further investigation of the murder.
Crook was released today on 100-thousand dollars bond.
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[Sales-Tax]


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Though the economy is good, sales-tax collections in Roanoke are NOT living up to expectations.
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People aren't spending less, they're spending elsewhere- like the New River Valley Mall, and new super stores in Rocky Mount, Henry County and Covington.
That's why sales tax revenue in Roanoke is up less than one percent in 19-98.
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((JIM GRISSO/FINANCE DIRECTOR; LAST YEAR WE HAD 8.7 MILLION DOLLARS IN REVENUE TO WORK IWTH IN THE NEW BUDGET AND THIS YEAR WE HAVE 6.2 MILLION, ABOUT 2 MILLION DOLLARS LESS TO ADRESS NEW PROGRAMS, PAY RAISES AND SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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The city is now projecting NO sales tax revenue growth for the 19-99 budget.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Dukes of J-M-U are looking for a new leader.
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And in Ferrum they're dancing their stress away.
We'll have more on this program that stresses the power of positive thinking.
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[Lewinsky]


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Monica Lewinsky's mother again went before the grand jury investigating her daughter and the President.
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Marcia Lewis answered questions for much of the day- but her testimony isn't over yet.
So Lewis is waiting to talk to the press.
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((BILLY MARTIN/MARCIA LEWIS' ATTORNEY: MARCIA LEWIS WOULD LIKE ME TO NOTE IN LOVE AND SUPPORT OF HER DAUGHTER MONICA THROUGH ALL OF THIS SHE WOULD LOOK FORWARD TO MAKING A STATEMENT EXPRESSING HER VIEWS ON THIS MATTER. ))
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The grand jury also heard from an assistant to President- who was questioned about Lewinsky's transfer from the White House staff to a job at the Pentagon.
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[OR-Death]


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A Breast cancer patient in her 80s has become the first person to die under Oregon's assisted suicide law.
The woman apparently took a lethal dose of drugs that had been prescribed by a doctor- washed down with a glass of brandy.
She is heard on tape saying she's looking forward to dying.
The woman's family and a doctor were with her when she died.

[Tornado-Donations]


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Some folks in Henry County have nothing left after a torando touched down Friday and wiped out their homes.
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That's why the county's "Disaster Recovery Task Force" is asking for donations of money, services, and equipment.
The donations will help those tornado victims who face gaps in their insurance coverage or who have no insurance at all.
Tornado damage in Henry County is estimated at two-hundred-thousand-dollars.
But that is NOT enough to qualify the county for state or federal aid.
Volunteers will gather at Axton Middle School on Saturday to help clean up debris.

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A local hospital is attracting international attention.
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A group of Japanese health-care professionals toured the site that will soon be Radford Community Hospital. The group was here as part of an international exchange program.
They're interested in state-of-the-art hospital equipment -- the kind of equipment that will fill this building once it's finished.
The hospital plans to see its first patients this fall.

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A large portion of western Virginia may soon get a range of digital services via a broadband radio spectrum. Today, Virginia Tech's foundation was awarded the the wireless spectrum after out-bidding other entries following a federal Communications Commission-hosted auction. The university will use the spectrum to establish a test-bed, which will advance high tech research and development.


Wireless communication companies and residents ranging from Danville, through Roanoke to Bristol and counties to the


west of the state will benefit from the services.[Power-LIne]


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American Electric Power says a month-long series of public hearings could help determine the best possible path for constructing a high-voltage power line through Southwest Virginia.
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At a hearing in Tazewell County, lots of speakers criticized the route A-E-P proposed last fall.
For its part, the power company says a team of experts from Virginia Tech and West Virginia University did an intensive study before suggesting what route the power line should take.
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((TODD BURNS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: THIS IS THE ROUTE THEY HAVE DETERMINED AFTER A YEAR-LONG STUDY WILL BE THE BEST FOR PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT ALONG THE 132-MILE CORRIDOR. IT'S BY NO MEANS CONCRETE.))
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A-E-P says without the line, Southwest Virginia will not have an adequate power supply.
Public hearings continue tomorrow in Montgomery County.
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[Carrier]


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James Madison University is looking for a new President.
After 27 years at J-M-U's helm Ronald Carrier is stepping down.
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When Carrier assumed the presidency of then-Madison College he was the youngest college president in Virginia.
Carrier says he will remain president through the end of the year or until his successor is hired.
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J-M-U says only three other public college presidents in the country have held office longer than Carrier.[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still to come,
Some young patients at Community hospital are getting a dose of laughter from some canine visitors.
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And
A man in England has found a new way to get your car moving in the morning...sort of...
That's coming up on News 7 at 11.
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[Stress-Busters]


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Busting stress by busting a move --
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That was the idea behind a dance seminar at Ferrum College, designed to reduce stress.
Switching partners frequently meant meeting new people -- the instructor says just saying hello to strangers can lighten a mood.
He also says relax, smile, and enjoy even simple things.
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((RODNEY LEE WILLIAMS/INSTRUCTOR: ONE OF THE GENTLEMEN SAID YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE BEST FUN I'VE HAD ON A WEDNESDAY MORNING. THAT COULD BE EVERY MORNING. GET UP WITH A SONG AND A DANCE IN YOUR HEART AND JUST DO IT.))
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Williams says even in sad times, the key is to focus on the positive.
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[Pet-Pals]


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Being in the hospital isn't much fun for anyone, particularly children.
But, the Delta Society is trying to change that through its Pet Pals Program--pairing kids and canines.
Stacey Martin explains.
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As their tags indicate they're pet pals that make the rounds visiting sick children.
Zane and Scarlett offer a few friendly licks in exchange for a few loving pats.
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They come eye to eye with children and each other but it never seems to phase them--a fact that one volunteer says is important for being in the program.
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The Delta Society sponsors the program and offers eight to 12 hours of training.
But, with more volunteers leaving they're hoping to attract new pets and their owners to keep the program going.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))


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Big,big stuff tonight as Ronald Curry turns in an MVP performance, Grindstaff quits the Hokies, DW may be working for Earnhardt, Kyle Petty preaches in Wytheville, plus we'll check on Tech spring football.
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But first in the Extra Point, Troy Aikman got the call no one wants today as he was notified his new mansion in Plano, Texas was on fire this morning.
No one was injured in the blaze, most of his belongings also were saved, but the roof and garage of the house were badly damaged.
Now the scores.
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Ronald Curry was back in the spotlight last night in Tidewater as he led the East star against the West in the annual McDonald's high school all-star game.
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The Scope was sold out for Curry's last high school hurrah, and he would not disappoint as he scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to win most valuable player honors.
But the man who turned the most heads by far was Dan Gadzuric, who was like a man amongst boys under the hoop throwing down jam after jam with authority.
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Thanks to Gadzuric and Curry the East is able to beat the West 128-to-112. Defense was obviously optional.

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The UVa coaching search took a stroll down memory lane yesterday. Sources in Charlottesville tell News 7 Sports that none other than former Terry Holland assistant
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coach Dave Odom returned to town yesterday morning to talk about the possibility of replacing Jeff Jones.
Odom has been at Wake Forest since 1989 and before this season his teams at Wake Forest had posted 5 straight 20 win seasons.
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1988;]


Odom served under Holland as an assistant coach at UVa from 1982 through 1989. He is still a favorite of many Virginia alumni.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech men's hoop team lost one of its key performers yesterday as Jenis Grindstaff announced that he is transfering to another school.
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Grindstaff hasn't picked his new college, but he wants to play in the ACC.
The former North Carolina prep player of the year averaged 11 points a game this past season and had ateam high 94 assists.
He refused to talk to us yesterday about the move.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Women's final four gets underway this weekend as Arkansas, NC State, Louisiana Tech, and Tennessee fight for the championship title.
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The UT Vols are the favorites as they hope for a three-peat in the NCAA tournament. The Lady Vols have what it takes to win, and head coach Pat Summitt is confident that they are the best team in women's basketball.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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It was an eventful day for Winston Cup star Darrell Waltrip.
Yesterday afternoon he sold his entire racing operation to an unnamed Texas millionaire for a reported $20 million dollars.
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Waltrip also said that he will drive the car this coming weekend at Bristol, again without sponsorship dollars.
However, DW will not be a permanent fixture in the number 17 Chevy.
Here are two scenarios to be on the lookout for in the coming weeks.
Waltrip may end up working for Dale and Teresa Earnhardt as the driver of the Pennzoil Chevy.
Steve Park will be out most of the season with his broken femur, and Pennzoil wants a big name in that car.
Also, there is word that Ricky Craven may miss more than three months of the season as he recovers from post concussion syndrome. Waltrip may end up once again driving the Budweiser Chevrolet.
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[S-Kyle]


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Kyle Petty will be one of many Winston Cup drivers qualifying Friday for this weekend's Food City 500 at Bristol. Last night, he made a pit stop in Wythe County to speak at a Christian Men's rally.
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Nearly a thousand folks turned out at George Wythe high school. Petty shared his testimony that accompanied a time of worship and prayer.
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Motor racing Outreach joined churches from Abingdon to Pulaski as particpants in what turned out to be an up lifting evening. Here's Steve Mason with more on the Hot Wheels driver.
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[Sports Tease]


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Still to come tonight some football news as we check in on the Hokies Spring workouts in Blacksburg,
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[VO-NAT]


and hear from Franklin County's Bobby Basham, who today signed football scjolarship papers with the University of Richmond.

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The Hokies of Virginia Tech are back on the football field going through their Spring Practice.
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The Hokies lost 11 starters to graduation but a total of 41 players who lettered are back for the Season.
Head Coach Frank Beamer says the Hokies have some experience returning but there are two major area's of concern this spring.
They are along the offensive line and in the defensive backfield.
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The Hokies will wrap up the Spring with the annual Maroon and White game on April 18-th at Lane Stadium.[S-Basham]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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In one other football note, Friday Football Extra's scholar-athlete of the year in 1997 announced where he plans to continue his education and his football career this afternoon.
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All-Roanoke Valley District quarterback and current class salutatorian Bobby Basham held a newsconference at Franklin County high school to say that he picked the University of Richmond over Dartmouth and Davidson.
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((BOBBY BASHAM/SIGNS WITH RICHMOND SPIDERS:)) ((JERRY LITTLE/FRANKLIN CO. HEAD COACH:))
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Basham currently ranks second in his class academically. Besides playing football for the Spiders he also plans to walk-on the UR baseball team.

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Cars and pianos may capture the interests of many...but one man in England has taken his interest to new heights.
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Hew Kennedy enjoys flinging the heavy objects into the air and across his fields, where they smash into a thousand pieces.
A giant catapult, called a trebuchet can send the objects up to 100 feet.
Kennedy says it does it for the sheer fun of it.
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((well, it's good laugh, isn't it. if you like busting cars it's ok))
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Before heading out to the fields Kennedy rides his mechanical elephant.
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