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Next on News 7-The State department backs up Governor Gilmores decsiion not to delay the execution of a Paragyuan national.
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and the latest on the man accused of seriouslly shooting his girlfriend during an argument yesterday in Roanoke.
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In medical news --
The Roanoke County Health Department is trying to raise awareness about a rabies incident before it gets out of control.
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And sick children at Community Hospital spent the afternoon clowning around.
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Prosecutors expect the malicious wounding charge against a Roanoke man to become a homicide charge.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon. A 28-year-old mother of two remains in critical condition tonight.
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Michelle Saunders was shot in the head as she entered her apartment yesterday.
Prosecutors say her children were coming up the walk behind her when it happened.
This afternoon her boyfriend, 37 year old David Lee Mason was arraigned on malicious wounding charges.
Mason had nothing to say at the hearing.
According to prosecutors, he has a violent criminal history, which includes a manslaughter conviction from 1983.


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There is NO record of any past domestic violence involving Saunders. Mason is currently being held without bond.

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The State Department is backing Governor Jim Gilmore's decision not to stay the execution of a Paraguayan man.
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Angel Franscisco Breard died by lethal injection last night for the 1992 murder of an Arlington woman.
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((JAMES RUBEN/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN: AND THIS GENETLEMEN WAS GUILTY OF A BRUTAL RAPE AND A BRUTAL MURDER AND THAT IN OUR SYSTEM OUR FEDERAL SYSTEM THE GOVENOR OF VIRGINIA MADE HIS DECISION AND WE HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT.))
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The World court had asked for a stay of execution saying Paraguay should've been notified of the case- under Vienna Convention rights.
Rubin says the United States made a good faith effort to ensure the courts opinion was considered-
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Turns out a Botetourt County man who killed himself in a shootout with sheriff's deputies was drunk.
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The medical examiner confirms 28-year-old Leonard Brent Jenkins was driving drunk on the morning of March first.
Deputy Earnest Spiva pulled him over -- the sheriff says Jenkins shot the deputy twice in the chest then fatally shot himself.
Backup deputy Greg Hepler also shot Jenkins once in the back of the head.
Jenkins died almost immediately -- Spiva was not seriously injured and both deputies are back at work.
State police are investigating the shootout.
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Even though the medical examiner says Jenkins WAS drunk, he will NOT release the man's blood alcohol content.

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One of Virginia's most enduring political institutions is 50 years old.
The annual shad planking is underway at the Wakefield Ruritan Club in southeast Virginia.
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Ellen Qualls is there.
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President Clinton takes a tour of the damage caused by last week's deadly tornado. We'll have that story next,
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and then we'll have the new developements on the case of the newborn babies accidentially switched at a Memphis hospital.
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In Health news, Roanoke County officials warn residents to keep a close eye on their pets after a case of rabies is discovered. [2-Shot]
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and Andrew Freiden will be along to give us a taste of the local colors. [cc sponsor]
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Words of hope today from the President to folks in tornado ravaged Alabama.
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The President stood amid the rubble in Central Albama where last week's tornadoes killed 33 people.
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((THE MOST IMPORATNT THING FOR PEOPLE IN TROUBLE IS THAT THEY KNOW FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY MEMBERS ARE SUPPORTING THEM AND THEY HAVE SOME CONCRETE THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO TOMORROW, WE HAVE TO GIVE PEOPLE A WAY TO LOOK FORWARD TO TOMORROW.))
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The President promised millions of dollars to create temporary jobs cleaning up the areas hardest hit by the twisters.
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A mother who was told she brought the wrong baby home from the hospital is now refusing to take the child the hospital says is hers.
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The babies were accidentially switched at Memphis Regional Medical Center.
The hospital says Ladonna Harris was sent home with the wrong newborn.
Harris has since returned that baby to the other mother, but Harris is now refusing to take the remaining baby from the hospital.
She is also refusing to allow D-N-A testing on the child.
Hospital officials say Harris is convinced the child she took home in the first place is hers.

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Lynchburg city leaders today unveiled what they call a "no frills" budget for the next fiscal year.
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The 103- million dollar spending plan does NOT include any new taxes or any decrease in exisiting taxes.
City employees will get an average three percent raise to keep them in line with the state average.
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Davenport says Lynchburg faces about a million dollar shortfall between available funds and requests for new programs.
Council has until the end of May to make the necessary cuts.
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A group called "Appalfolks" of America has brought plays and live performances back to the Historic Stonewall Theatre in Clifton Forge.
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Now, the group is trying to expand the theatre's attractions, by getting more performers from outside the region and building a television and recording studio.
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The theatre was donated to Appalfolks in December of 1991.
Since then, the group has restructured the stage and refurbished the seats, carpeting and balcony.
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It's going to be a busy weekend in Roanoke. Andrew Freiden is standing by to tell us about a fun event that is NOT at Victory Stadium. [LIVE ANDREW FULL]
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Just four days until the world invades the Downtown Market.
It's time again for Local Colors-- Roanoke's celebration of cultural diversity.
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Andrew Freiden is downtown right now-- with a preview of the weekend's festivities.
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Still to come on news 7, the stage is set for this weekend's big party at Victory Stadium.
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Coming up in tonight's medical report --
Health officials say a bobcat that attacked a Roanoke County man was rabid.
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And the circus is not in Roanoke yet, but some little patients at Community Hospital today had a ring side seat for a preview.
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((JANICE ZACK/CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST:WE HAVE A COUPLE IN THE PLAYROOM RIGHT NOW KIND OF DOWN TODAY, BUT THE MINUTE THE CLOWN SHOWEED UP YOU COULD HEAR THE GIGGLES, SEE THE SMILES, IT REALLY TURNS THE DAY AROUND.))
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Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry coming up on News 7 at Six. We'll revisit a piece of Lynchburg history.
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It opened in 1867 and was the first minority- owned business in Lynchburg.
Once a vital part of the Pierce Street neighborhood, the old Spencer convenience store is slowly decaying.
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A local group is working to save the old building from the wrecking ball..
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We'll tell more on News7 at Six.
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Health Officials are warning residents living in the Back Creek area of Roanoke County to watch their pets for signs of rabies.
William Martin was attacked over the weekend by a rabid bobcat in his yard.
Officers killed the animal and tests show it was infected.
Martin will begin a series of rabies shots.
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Officers say there have also been reports the cat may have attacked some pets in the area.
Now they're urging pet owners to look for the warning signs.
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((RILEY MEADOR/COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER:MOST PEOPLE THINK OF A DOG OR CAT FOAMING OR DROOLING AND THAT COMES MUCH LATER IN THE STAGES OF RABIES...RESTLESS OR LISTLESS, EITHER ONE.))
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Health officials say infected animals must be quarantined and advise everyone to have their pets vaccinated.[5-Eye-Su

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A new surgery is producing dramatic improvement for some nearsighted people.
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Down-Up Lasik (Lay-sick) is a new type of corrective eye surgery.
The procedure uses an advanced blade that makes it possible to slice the cornea using up and down motion rather than side to side.
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Amazingly enough the entire surgery takes about 30 seconds and results are immediate.
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Down-Up Lasik is currently used to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism.
But plans are underway to use it to treat farsightedness.
It can cost as much as two thousand dollars per eye.
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If laughter is the best medicine, children in the medical center of Community Hospital had a big dose today.
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A clown from the greatest show on earth entertained some young patients and some adults as well.
The Ringling Brothers act made being in the hospital a little easier, and health workers say it can also speed up the recovery process.
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The Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Baily Circus will be in town the 2nd and 3rd of May.
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In sports, the Roanoke Express is preparing for tonight's playoff game against Hampton.
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and an old rivalry is moving to the baseball diamond. Here's Mike Stevens with more.[S5-Tech]


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Welcome folks to the midweek ticker, that heads outside for this afternoon's
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big baseball rivalry in Blacksburg as Hokies are hosting UVa at this hour.
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We pick up the action with the Hokies on top 1-to-nothing in the second and UVa coming back. Josh Bowling smacks a two run homer over the left center field fence. It's 2-to-1 Hoos.
Later in the second, Mark Rueffert gets a base hit in the gap in the left field that score Tim Lavigne from second tomake it 3-to-1.
Tech would close the gap in the bottom of the inning as Matt Lichtel lifts the pitch out of English Field. The solo shot cut the Cavs lead to 3-to-2.
The Hokies kept their bats going in the third. With two men on, Barry Gauch nails a shot to center field scoring Gray Hodges from third to tie it at 3.
Later in the inning with two runners on, Nick Perlozzo hits a shot to second that is bobbled. Eric
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Shiflett scores from third, and after the throw to first sails into the dugout Tech scores again.
Right now the Hokies lead it 10-to-5 in the bottom of the 8th.
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The Express can make franchise history tonight with a win over Hampton Roads; a victory that would propel the team into the third round of the Kelly Cup playoffs; the farthest Roanoke has gone in it's five year history. But count on the Admirals to try to plug up their sinking ship using their deep skill and hard nose grit.
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Game time is set for 7:05. We will have the highlights at 11 from the Scope.

Take Care everybody.
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Victory Stadium is going through its final metamorphosis of turning into a concert hall.
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Work crews began building the platform from where the Dave Matthews Band will kick-off its world tour. Officials say the average indoor concert usually only requires one day's set-up time.
But they note this is not indoors and is by no means average.
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((JIM EVANS/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER; IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS, THEY HAVE TO BUILD A MASSIVE STAGE. IT HAS TO HAVE A ROOF ON IT. IT WILL BE QUITE AN ORDEAL JUST GETTING THE STAGE BUILT AND THAT WILL TAKE A LONG TIME AND A LOT OF PEOPLE TO CONSTRUCT IT.))
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Evans says work crews will need all three days to get the stage in place.
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