Danville police are looking for a gunman after a shooting early this morning.
And well meet an outstanding graduate who recieved his degree from Roanoke College today.
In sports, We'll check in with second round qualifying from California a look at the Kentucky Derby.
And the Orioles were in Camden Yard this afternoon taking on the Minnesota Twins.
Scattered Showers and Storms are slowly dying down, A relatively calm night is ahead.
Forecast details for the second half of your weekend are coming up.[Danville-Shooting]
One man is in the hospital following a shooting in Danville this morning.
Authorities say it happened around two a-m.
Charles Harman, Jr. was shot in the groin and chin with a small caliber hand gun.
He was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery.
Police are still searching for the suspect.
A traffic accident in Buckingham County last night left one man dead.
Louis Luther Smith, Jr. was travelling on Route 6-71 yesterday when his car ran off the road, hit an embankment and flipped.
He was ejected from the driver's seat.
Smith, of Fluvanna County, was 32 years old, and was not wearing a seatbelt.[Roanoke-College]
Graduation season is here.
Roanoke College held its 156th commencement ceremony today.
Among the graduating class was a man who refuses to be limited by his physical disabilities.
David Johnson explains.
[IN Q=Kent Shiner was]
[SUPER=01-Kent Shiner/Roanoke College Graduate; :17]
[SUPER=01-Bill Shiner/Kent's Father; :35]
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Trail/Campus Security Secretary; :56]
[SUPER=01-Francis Lee/Guest Speaker; 1:21]
[OUT Q=DJO News 7.]
Kent Shiner was born with a spinal birth defect called "Spina Bifida".
Because of it he is paralyzed from the waist down.
But, that didn't prevent him from getting a degree in physical education and pursuing his plans to be involved in sports as a reporter and anchor.
[IN Q=THIS IS ALL]
((KENT SHINER/ROANOKE COLLEGE GRADUATE; THIS IS ALL THAT I'VE EVER KNOWN AND I'VE JUST LEARNED TO LIVE WITH IT. I KNOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT I CAN'T DO BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT ANYBODY CAN'T DO. I KNOW THERE ARE JUST AS MANY, IF NOT MORE, THINGS THAT I CAN DO.))
((BILL SHINER/KENT'S FATHER; HE HAS LEARNED THAT HE CAN DO ANYTHING HE SETS HIS MIND TO. HE MAY HAVE TO WORK A LITTLE HARDER AT IT AND TAKE A LITTLE BIT LONGER, BUT HE CAN GET IT DONE. WE'RE JUST REAL PROUD OF HIM FOR WHAT HE'S ACCOMPLISHED AND WHAT HE'S GOING TO ACCOMPLISH.))
[OUT Q=TO ACCOMPLISH.]
Kent's positive attitude has left some people at Roanoke College feeling the campus is a better place because of him.
[IN Q=I'M REALLY THANKFUL]
((CAROLYN TRAIL/CAMPUS SAFETY SECRETARY; I'M REALLY THANKFUL THAT WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE SOMEONE LIKE HIM AND HIS PERSONALITY ON CAMPUS. IT HELPED US TO SEE THAT EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY HAVE A HANDICAP THAT YOU CAN STILL LOVE LIFE AND STILL HAVE A SMILE ON YOUR FACE.))
[OUT Q=YOUR FACE.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THAT SENSE OF BEING ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO WAS PART OF THE MESSAGE DELIVERED AT COMMENCEMENT BY THE GUEST SPEAKER.))
[IN Q=WE THINK WE]
((FRANCIS LEE/GUEST SPEAKER; WE THINK WE UNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD AND THAT WE UNDERSTAND WHAT GOES ON IN OTHER CULTURES, BUT WE REALLY DON'T UNTIL WE ACTUALLY GO OUT AND PRACTICE AND PARTICIPATE. SO I THINK AFTER THEY GRADUATE THEY NEED TO GO OUT AND EXPERIENCE THE WORLD.))
[OUT Q=THE WORLD.]
Lee's grandfather graduated from Roanoke College one-hundred years ago and was the first Korean-born person to earn his diploma here.
This year 313 students graduated from the Salem institution.
David Johnson, News 7.
A student jury found all six VMI cadets guilty in an honor court trial last night.
Three freshmen were found guilty of lying to protect three senior mentors who spanked them with belts.
The seniors were found guilty of lying about striking the freshmen.
Cadets found guilty of lying are expelled.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated matter, an early morning fire damaged a room in one of the school's barracks today.
The room was unoccupied at the time and no one was injured. [State-Taxes]
Penalities are mounting for those of you who missed last night's tax deadline.
Virginia tax forms should have been postmarked sometime before midnight to beat the deadline.
And, that goes for extensions as well, which require a special form.
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[IN Q=They should file]
((OLAF BARTHELMAI/MCLEOD AND CO.: THEY SHOULD FILE A FORM 760E AND I HOPE THEY WILL STILL GET IN WITH A STAMP BECAUSE IT'S ONLY GOOD IF THEY STAMP IT AND SENT IT IN AS OF TODAY AND IT SHOULD NORMALLY ALSO BE CERTIFIED MAIL.))
[SUPER=01-Olaf Barthelmai/McLeod and Co. Accountant]
[OUT Q=be certified mail.]
Barthelmai (BART-EL-MAY) says McLeod (MAC-CLOUD) and Company has already filed about 18 extensions for clients so far.
He says the only way to get around filing an extension is if you're sure you don't owe any taxes.
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[IN Q=The form of]
((OLAF BARTHELMAI/MCLEOD AND CO. ACCOUNTANT: THE FORM OF EXTENSION IS MAINLY TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU PAY YOUR TAXES ON TIME AND THE PENALTIES ARE ALL ASSESSED BASED ON THE TAX DUE. SO, IF THERE WAS NO TAX DUE THAN THE FILING OF THE FORM REALLY DOESN'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE.))
[OUT Q=make any difference.]
But, if you do owe and fail to file, you'll face monthly penalties and daily interest charges, until you send in your tax forms.
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Straight ahead on the newscast-- we'll see how Virginia's Senators voted on some key legislation.
And, we'll see how one boy's obsession with vaccum cleaners is helping those at the Ronald McDonald House.
That's coming up when the news continues.
But, first let's head over to Andrew Freiden in the weather center.
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Foreign policy dominated debate in the U.S. Senate this week.
And Virginia's U.S. Senators were on opposite sides on a couple of important bills.
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The Senate approved expanding the NATO alliance to include Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
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The vote was 80 to 19. Democrat Chuck Robb voted for it; Republican John Warner came out against it.
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Senators also approved a bill to pay back dues to the United Nations. But the bill also bans use of U.S. funds for lobbying on abortion rights. The vote was 51 to 49.
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Robb came out against this bill; Warner voted for it.
A mix-up exposes credit card numbers on the web, And KoKo the Gorilla is a big hit on line.
More in tonight's WebWatch.
[IN Q=Arizona Transportation Officials]
(( Arizona Transportation Officials say a computer error caused hundreds of credit card numbers to be publically listed on the state's DMV website.
The numbers came from people using the state's online registration system.
A spokesman says only a few people found the files, and there's no indication anyone actually used one of the numbers to illegally charge merchandise.
KoKo the Gorilla has had a computer since the 80's, this week she held a chat session on the internet. An interpreter relayed the questions to Koko using sign language.
Koko talked about her friends and her cats, and says her favorite beverage is apple drink.
A transcript of the chat is available on the Envirolink website.
If you've dreamed about soaring over the American Southwest, you can fly with Francoise.
The 24 year old Swiss pilot made a solo flight over the region, at low altitude, and snapped pictures along the way.
Now he's re-created the trip on his website.
You can follow his progress on this ineractive map.
The flight includes breathtaking views of Death Valley and the Grand Canyon, and he WON'T serve you stale peanuts.
To book your flight with Francoise, and for links to all these pages, visit the WebWatch page on the WDBJ website, a
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Some officials in Smith Mountain Lake are sponsoring a poster contest with 500 dollars available in cash prizes.
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Poster designs should show how the natural beauty of Smith Mountain Lake can be preserved as the region develops.
It's all part of the Smith Mountain Lake vision -- a campaign to avoid future overcrowding at the lake.
[IN Q=A truly good community]
((GARLAND PAGE/COMMITTEE MEMBER: A TRULY GOOD COMMUNITY -- THE THINGS OFFENSIVE TO CITIZENS HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO A MINIMUM, WHETHER THEY ARE SIGNS THAT ARE UGLY, WHETHER THEY ARE BUSINESSES THAT ARE DEGRADING.))
[SUPER=01-Garland Page/Committee Member;]
[OUT Q=are degrading]
Poster entries are due at the policy advisory board office at Smith Mountain Lake by May 26th.
Winners will be selected on May 30th.
Roanoke was one of 11 sites nationwide for the first annual "Ronald McDonald Spring Clean Day".
The event is sponsored by the Ronald McDonald House and Bissell International.
The relationship between the two began when a seven year old's love for vaccum cleaners became national news.
Salem native Morgan Wilburn appeared on shows like Good Morning America talking about his vaccum cleaner collection.
The Bissell company then agreed to donate a vaccum to each Ronald McDonald House.
[IN Q=WELL, BEFORE SPRING]
((ALAN BRITTLE/RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; THROUGH HIS EFFORTS AND APPEARANCES ON VARIOUS TV SHOWS AND ATTENTION BISSELL HAS DONATED QUITE A BIT A CLEANING EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Brittle/Ronald McDonald House Exec. Dir.;]
[OUT Q=Ronald McDonald House.]
Executives from the various Ronald McDonald Houses and Bissell were flown in to Roanoke for the inaugural event.
Next year, about 150- Ronald McDonald Houses will take part in the "Clean Sweep".[Tease#2]
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When we return--
we'll take a look at an unlikely combination--strawberries and chilli.
People got a chance to chow down to help a local cause.
That's coming up when the news continues.
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You had to flex some muscles to participate in a Virginia Special Olympics fundraiser at Valley View Mall today.
State and local police sponsored a first-ever "Armored Car Pull."
Events coordinators wanted to do something unusual in an effort to raise money.
[IN Q=WE THOUGHT IT]
((OFFICER LEE LINKOUS/ROANOKE CO. POLICE DEPT.; WE THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO GET PEOPLE'S ATTENTION AND BRING OUT DIFFERENT TEAMS. THE PUBLIC AS WELL AS PEOPLE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND WITH FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENTS COME OUT AND HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS.))
[SUPER=01-Officer Lee Linkous/Roanoke Co. Police Dept.]
[OUT Q=SPECIAL OLYMPICS]
Six eight-person teams took turns pulling 34-thousand pounds of steel over a distance of 100-feet.
The three teams with the fastest times were awarded plaques with gold, silver and bronze medals and each member received a watch.
Linkous says future pulls may include heavier objects.
[IN Q=IN RICHMOND]
((LINKOUS; IN RICHMOND, THEY PULL A UPS AIRPLANE. WE'RE GOING TO STICK WITH AN ARMORED CAR RIGHT NOW. WE MIGHT DO THAT ONE DAY; THAT MIGHT BE NEXT.))
[OUT Q=MIGHT BE NEXT.]
About five-hundred dollars was raised today for Special Olympics.
People in the downtown Roanoke area had the opportunity to spice up their taste buds today.
The 19th annual Virginia State Chili Cook-Off was held at Market Square.
It was part of two local fundraisers which attracted thousands of people.
[IN Q=ABOUT 30-THOUSAND]
((MARY BETH MONROE/CHIEF JUDGE; ABOUT 30-THOUSAND PEOPLE WALKED THIS EVENT LAST YEAR AND WITH THE WEATHER TODAY, ITS ACTUALLY BEAUTIFUL. SO WE'RE ESTIMATING BETWEEN 35 AND 40-THOUSAND PEOPLE. IT IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE GREENVALE SCHOOL.))
[OUT Q=GREENVALE SCHOOL.]
The Cook-off was held in walking distance from the 18th Annual Strawberry Festival--where strawberries were served up in a variety of ways.
[IN Q=WE HAVE 8000]
((MARGIE FLIPPIN/FESTIVAL COORDINATOR; WE HAVE 8000 SHORTCAKES; BERRIES AND CREAM, ADULT SUNDAES, CHILDREN'S SUNDAES AND CHOCOLATE DIPPED BERRIES. WE ALSO HAVE CHILDREN'S GAMES AND ACTIVITIES AND WE HAVE LOTS OF GOODIES AND CRAFTS ALONG THAT LINE TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Margie Flippin/Festival Coordinator;]
[OUT Q=that line too.]
The Strawberry Festival is a fundraiser for The Community School in Roanoke.
Close to 50-thousand dollars was raised for both causes.
[GRAPHIC=Safe at School]
Too often these days, students are using guns to settle grudges or get revenge--
as apparently was the case in the Jonesboro, Arkansas school shooting.
But, could it happen here?
Kimberly McBroom answers that question beginning Monday in her series "Safe at School".
She'll talk to school administrators and take an extended look at measures they're taking to prevent violence.
That's coming up Monday on News 7 at Six and Eleven.
And coming up, Highlights from Major League Baseball the Kentucky Derby is in the book.
And Washington and Lee and V-M-I squared off this afternoon in the Lee Jackson Lacrosse Classic in Lexington.
The sun was out in Louisville this afternoon for the 124-running of the Kentucky Derby.
And "Real Quiet" made a move at the final turn and crosses the line winning the Derby, the first leg of horse racing's triple crown.
Lets listen to the call from A-B-C's Dave Johnson.
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=02-Dave Johnson/ABC SPORTS; :00]
[OUT Q=....two in a row.]
"Victory Gallop" was second followed by favorite "Indian Charlie."[S-Lacrosse]
The Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee locked sticks on Wilson field today for the 11th annual Lee Jackson Classic.
V-M-I hasn't won the contest since 1988.
And the Keydets didn't have much to cheer about this afternoon.
We pick up the action in the second quarter Matt Dugan slams it by V-M-I and The Generals lead 11 to 7.
W and L just keeps coming Paul Stanley finds Ed Dougherty for the blue and white score.
Just minutes later Robb Greenfield intercepts the Keydet pass and makes the long toss to Tom Fallace. Fallace walks the score by the V-M-I goal keeper and it's 14-7 W and L.
The Keydets try to make up the ground, but fall short.
The Generals out man V-M-I 17-to-10.
The Baltimore Orioles were at Camden Yard again today trying to make it 2 in a row over the Minnesota Twins.
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/FOX SPORTS; :00]
Minnesota would get on the board first leading 1 to nothing Matt Lawton doubles to left field scoring Chris Latham a
nd the Twins took the 2 to nothing lead.
Still in the first, Brent Gates hits a grounder down third base line by a diving Cal Ripken it goes to left field scoring another run to make it 3 to nothing.
But Baltimore Rallied in their half of the first B.J. Surhoff hits a shot that goes over the centerfielders head scoring Roberto Alomar to make it 3 to 1 Twins.
Then in the third inning Eric Davis gets all of this
pitch sending it over the right field wall for a solo homer to make it 3 to 2 but Minnesota wins it 8 to 7 in 11 inning
The colorado Rockies used the long ball to beat the New York Mets this afternoon 7 to 3.
[SUPER=03-Flushing, NY/FOX SPORTS; :]
Some kids having fun with inflatable bats.
Leading 1 to nothing, Colorado's Vinny Castilla takes this pitch over the center field wall for a solo homer his 12-th of the season giving the Rockies a 2 to nothing lead.
Then in the fifth, Larry Walker hits this line driver homer over the right field wall the solo shot made it 3 to nothing Rockies.
The Mets got on the board in the sixth John Olerud
hits this bouncer up the middle scoring a run but the Rockies go on to win the game 7 to 3.
The final 18 cars qualified today completing the field for tomorrow's California 500 at Fontana, California.
Geoff Bodine, who missed last weeks Diehard 500, qualified 26-th today with a speed of 179.520 miles per hour.
And here's the rest of second round qualifiers.
[SUPER=0107-26. Geoff Bodine/179.520/27. Mike Dillion//28. Jimmy Spencer//29. Dick Trickle//30. Rick Mast//;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Bobby Hamilton//32. Derrike Cope//33. Jerry Nadeau//34. Kenny Wallace//35. Gary Bradberry//;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Dale Jarrett//37. Michael Waltrip//38. Brett Bodine//39. Randy Lajoie//40. Chad Little//;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Steve Grissom//42. Wally Dallenbach//43. Dale Earnhardt//;]
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The Houston Rockets will have to play without Charles Barkley for the rest of the N-B-A playoffs.
Barkley tore his right tricep muscle in last night's loss to Utah.
An M-R-I revealed the problem and a spokesman for the Rockets said Barkley could undergo surgery as early as Monday.
Game five of the Houston Utah series resumes tomorrow in Salt Lake City.
Minnesota and Seattle hooked up in the fifth and final game of their series and Seattle won the game 97 to 84.
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Graceland is getting in the spirit of Mother's Day--
even though we still have about a week to go.
They're opening up a room in the mansion to the public that belonged to Elvis's Mother.
We'll have more on that story plus more news, weather and sports coming up tonight on News 7 at 11.
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