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An apartment building goes up in flames in Roanoke, its being investigated as a possible arson.
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And three people are found dead in Vatican City.
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Lingering clouds and patchy fog this morning after some violent thunderstorms yesterday evening.
Today looks quieter-- with a slight chance of showers.
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A fire described as suspicious destroyed a Roanoke apartment building this morning.
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Shortly before 3 am, a fire broke out at West Creek Manor apartments on Westside Boulevard.
Firefighters arrived to find the entire roof of one building in flames.
7 families were living in the building, but firefighters say it looks like no one was injured in the blaze.
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Firefighters had to maneuver around several live power lines to put out the blaze.
Crews will remain on the scene throughout the morning to investigate a possible cause for the fire.
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A head-on collision yesterday in Roanoke County between a car and a pickup truck sent four people, including a seven year old boy, to the hospital.
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Witnesses say the driver of a pick-up truck, 78-year-old Thomas Joyce, pulled out onto West Main Street and head-on into a small car.
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Seven year old Laquin Khalil was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Police say he suffered a broken right leg and a wound on his head. The boy's mother, Carmelita R-King, the driver of the pickup and another passenger were also taken to R-M-H.
They suffered minor injuries.
Investigators say Joyce will be charged with failure to yield the right of way.

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Another man was sent to Roanoke Memorial Hospital as the result of a two vehicle accident.
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A sports utility vehicle and a tractor trailer collided near the intersection of Hollins Road and Old Mountain Road.

Police are not releasing the condition of the driver of the S-U-V.
Charges are pending.

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One of Carroll County's oldest textile plants is closing this summer.
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It's a decision that will impact 203 workers at Bassett Walker knitwear in Hillsville.
Company officials say they're closing the plant to stay competitive.
They say more and more of their competitors are relying on cheap overseas labor.
So the company says it's decided to transfer more of its work to Mexico.
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((MONIQUE SURRATT/EMPLOYEE: IT'S LIKE, IT'S JUST NOW THAT YOU'VE, YOU KNOW FOR SURE, YOU DON'T HAVE TO, EVERY DAY, WE HELD ONTO, WELL MAYBE IT'S JUST A RUMOR, BUT NOW, WE KNOW FOR SURE SO IT'S KIND OF LIKE WHAT DO WE DO FROM HERE. SHIRLEY SUMNER/EMPLOYEE: OH GOODNESS GRACIOUS, I WILL MISS EVERYONE OF THEM BECAUSE THEY'RE JUST LIKE BIG FAMILY. ))
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The Bassett Walker knitwear plant in Hillsville will close July 31st.
The company is also closing its textile plant in Bakersville, North Carolina.
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Six VMI cadets who were expelled last week will get a chance to take their exams, in case they win an appeal.
Three other VMI upperclassmen were indicted on hazing charges in Rockbridge County yesterday.
Jonathan Eugene Gonzales, Thomas Michael Upshaw, and Charles Travers Clemons are accused of beating a fellow cadet.

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George Wade, Junior testified before a grand jury yesterday.
He told investigators he was hit by belts and a coat hanger.
He left the school after the incident, but continued to pursue criminal charges.
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VMI officials say the incident was a serious offense, which warranted the suspension of three cadets, but was NOT hazing because they found NO evidence of bodily injury.
Special prosecutor Michael Irvine(ER-vin) says that decision should be up to the court.

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A murder investigation is underway at a most unlikely site, the Vatican.
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Officials say one of the Pope's elite Swiss Guards shot and killed his new commander and the commander's wife last night before killing himself.
A neighbor found the three bodies in the entrance hall of an apartment just inside one of the Vatican's main public entrances.
It is the first killings withing the walls of the Vatican in 150 years.
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The government's case against the unabomber is now formally closed.
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[4:06:30]
Yesterday, a judge sentenced Theodore Kaczynski to four life prison terms.
Before yesterday's sentencing, the court heard from six survivors of the Unabomber attacks.
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Outside the courtroom, the Unabomber's brother David Kaczynski offered the regrets that his brother would not.
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Kaczynski spoke at his sentencing hearing.
He asked people to reserve judgement about him until all the facts are available.
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In sports, big news for UNC and NC State fans.
It will soon be easier to get tickets to see the traditional rivalry played out on the football field.
Mike Stevens tells us why.
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A former Lexington rescue squad member has appealed his conviction for sexually assaulting two teenage girls.
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Donald Paxton Grant was accused of fondling the girls, ages 16 and 17, at an accident scene.
He was found guilty yesterday morning.
Grant says he was only doing his job and did NOT touch the girls inappropriately.
He was suspended from the squad after police began an investigation.

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A Roanoke grand jury yesterday indicted the manager of a teenage boxing program for embezzlement.
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Rick Hawkins is charged with one count of embezzlement, over a six month period beginning late last year.
The amount was under 10-thousand dollars.
The indictment comes after a city audit of the amateur boxing program at Victory Stadium turned up problems with its finances.

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In medical news, a report says gay and bisexual teens whose families are critical of their sexual orientation are more likely to engage in risky behavior.
Mika Brzezinski has the story in today's Health check.
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GOOD MORNING.
ALARMING STATISTICS ARE OUT ON GAY TEENS.
ACCORDING TO A REPORT PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL PEDIATRICS, HOMOSEXUAL AND BISEXUAL TEEN-AGERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO ENGAGE IN RISKY BEHAVIOR THAN HETEROSEXUALS THEIR AGE.
THE STUDY FOUND GAY AND LESBIAN TEENS STARTED EXPERIMENTING WITH SEX AND DRUGS AT AN EARLIER AGE--
THEY WERE ALSO THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO HAVE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.
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IN SOME CASES-- STUDENT ATHLETES GOT THE BODY-BUILDING DRUGS FROM PARENTS AND COACHES WHO OBTAINED THEM ON THE BLACK MARKET.
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A NEW WAY TO TREAT HEPATITIS C GETS THE BACKING OF A FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ADVISORY PANEL.
IT INVOLVES INJECTIONS OF A SYNTHETIC FORM OF THE CHEMICAL, INTERFERON, AND THE ANTI-VIRAL DRUG, RIBAVIRIN.
THE TREATMENT IS A RADICAL APPROACH BECAUSE IT ATTACKS THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES HEPATITIS C... WHILE BOOSTING THE PATIENT'S IMMUNE SYSTEM
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AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NY))

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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Forensics experts at the Vatican will perform autopsies today on the bodies of three people involved in an apparent murder-suicide.
Authorities say the head of Pope John Paul's corps of bodyguards and his wife were shot to death by a Swiss Guard member -- who then shot himself.
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Roanoke firefighters battled a suspicious fire overnight.
The fire destroyed an apartment building and left seven families without a home.
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And Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is making another try at coaxing Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to budge on a West Bank troop pullback. The two are meeting in London this morning.
Albright will follow up the session by meeting with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday May 4th..
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News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [2WX-Hello]


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Seven families are without homes this morning after fire destroyed a Roanoke apartment building.
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This blaze broke out shortly before 3 am at the West Creek Manor apartments on Westside Boulevard.
Authorities are describing the fire as suspicious, and say the building was fully involved when they arrived.
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Clean-up and investigation into what sparked the blaze will continue throughout the morning.
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Murder in Vatican City.
Three people have been found shot to death, including the man in charge of keeping the Pope safe.
Allen Pizzey is in Rome with an update.
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A 7-year-old boy was one of four people sent to the hospital after a head-on collision in Roanoke County yesterday.

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Witnesses say the driver of a pick up truck, 78-year-old Thomas Joyce, pulled out onto West Main Street and head-on into a small car.
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Seven-year old Laquin Khalil was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Police say he suffered a broken right leg and a wound on his head. The boy's mother, Carmelita R-King, the driver of the pickup and another passenger were also taken to R-M-H.
They suffered minor injuries.
Investigators say Joyce will be charged with failure to yield the right of way.

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The announcement of a textile plant closing was not a surprise, but still struck a blow to over 200 workers in Carroll County yesterday.
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It's a decision that will impact 203 workers at Bassett Walker knitwear in Hillsville.
Company officials say they're closing the plant to stay competitive.
They say more and more of their competitors are relying on cheap overseas labor.
So the company says it's decided to transfer more of its work to Mexico.
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The Bassett Walker knitwear plant in Hillsville will close July 31st.
The company is also closing its textile plant in Bakersville, North Carolina.
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Six expelled VMI cadets will be allowed to take final exams, in case they win their appeal against the school.
Three other VMI upperclassmen were indicted on hazing charges in Rockbridge County yesterday.
Jonathan Eugene Gonzales, Thomas Michael Upshaw, and Charles Travers Clemons are accused of beating a fellow cadet.

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George Wade, Junior testified before a grand jury yesterday.
He told investigators he was hit by belts and a coat hanger.
He left the school after the incident, but continued to pursue criminal charges.
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VMI officials say the incident was a serious offense, which warranted the suspension of three cadets, but was NOT hazing because they found NO evidence of bodily injury.
Special prosecutor Michael Irvine(ER-vin) says that decision should be up to the court.

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With the Arkansas phase of the Whitewater investigation winding down, sources say the grand jury in Little Rock will not indict the President or first lady.
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[4:16"35]
Yesterday the grand jury did indict former Clinton business partner Susan McDougal for refusing to cooperate with the investigation of the President's finances.
Meantime, Extensive recordings of Webster Hubbell's prison telephone calls are now public.
In this latest edition, Hubbell tells his wife that Hillary Clinton had no idea what was going on regarding overbilling at the Rose Law Firm.
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(( WEBSTER HUBBELL: THE ONLY THING IS PEOPLE SAY WHY DIDN'T SHE KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. AND I WISH SHE'D NEVER PAID ANY ATTENTION TO WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE FIRM. THAT'S THE GOSPEL TRUTH. SHE JUST HAD NOIDEA WHAT WAS GOING ON. SHE DIDN'T PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF THIS. ))
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The new tapes were released after Democrats accused Rrepublicans of with-holding segments favorable to Mrs. Clinton.
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Today is a make or break day in London, the site of the latest round of Mid-East peace talks.
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Secretary of State Madeleine Albright meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this morning, he's debating whether to hand over more occupied land to the Palestinians.
Yesterday Albright met separately with Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
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In sports, the Seattle SuperSonics took the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series with the Los Angeles Lakers 106-to-92.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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The controversy over hog farms in Pittsylvania County has yet to be settled.
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County supervisors decided last night to put off their vote on a livestock ordinance for another two weeks.
People who have been following the year-long debate say it's time the issue is resolved one way or the other.
Farmers say they need to be allowed to raise more animals on fewer acres.
Residents say they're worried about waste control with intensive livestock operations.
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((I THINK AT THE MOMENT IT'S PROBABLY GOING TO PASS WITH THE LEAST RESTRICTION, BUT I WILL NOT VOTE FOR IT.))
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A vote on the livestock ordinance is now set for May 19th.
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It's a familiar but unwelcome story for Smith Mountain Lake residents.
Another staff member representing a homeowner's association has been convicted of stealing thousands of dollars.
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Former treasurer Mary Lou Fisher has pleaded guilty to embezzling 30 thousand dollars in dues.
Prosecutors pin the number at 60 thousand dollars.
Apparently she was writing fake checks for five years, taking money meant for roads and common areas.
Fisher resigned last June.
Residents are looking for change.
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((I'M HOPING WE'LL SEE OPEN MEETINGS, OPEN BOOKS, ENCOURAGEMENT TO ALL THE RESIDENTS THAT LIVE HERE AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE PEOPLE THAT OWN LOTS. (INSERT REACTION SHOT HERE PLEASE AND JUMP TO 8:57:53) I'M HOPING WE'LL SEE A TIGHTER COMMITMENT WITH THE RESIDENTS TO HAVE THE ROADS AND THE GROUNDS TAKEN CARE OF.))
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[use tape 91-15 for John Meteney]
Seven years ago, Smith Mountain Lake developer John Meteney embezzled 15-thousand-dollars from the Lynville on the Lake homeowners' association.
[use tape 91-51 for Dwight Dean]
His partner Dwight Dean stole five thousand dollars from residents.
At that time Mary Lou Fisher was the person to report the missing funds.
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Only rattled nerves for a Roanoke couple whose house was struck by lightning last night.
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Helen Bushnell was on the phone and her husband was watching television when the couple heard a loud BOOM!
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((CHARLES BUSHNELL/LIGHTNING VICTIM; ALL THE ROOMS JUST LIT UP. TWO BIG POPS. ALL THE LIGHTS CAME ON, EVEN THE ONES WE DIDN'T HAVE TURNED ON. IMMEDIATELY THE TV TURNED OFF AND THE PHONE WENT DEAD. WE GOT UP AND WENT TO CHECK IT, MADE SURE EVERYTHING WAS ALRIGHT.))
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There was no damage to the house.[Pulaski-Search]


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A lawsuit against the Pulaski County school system has been thrown out of court.
The suit was filed by a 15 year old David Austin who said he was forced to take off his pants for a search of his underwear in March 19-97.
Yesterday a federal judge dismissed the suit saying officials may have used poor judgment but in the search, but school officials had few legal guidelines to follow when deciding how to search students.

[Two-School-Violence]


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When you see the stories about students not old enough to drive killing their classmates, the first question on most people's minds is, "Why?"
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Children are often an enigma to adults.
But counselors say there are warning signs if you fear your child, or another child you know may be heading down a dangerous path.
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((JACKIE WILKERSON/LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR: THREATS, VEILED THREATS, CONDITIONAL THREATS. SO THAT THERE'S ALSO A CHANGE IN THEIR PERFORMANCE. A CHILD WAS WAS PERFORMING WELL BEFORE IS NOW BRINGING NO HOMEWORK. CHANGES IN THEIR DRESS, CHANGE IN ATTITUDE, MOODINESS.))
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Wilkerson says parents should also be on the alert for major character shifts, like children becoming either more withdrawn or more aggressive.
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When our series, "Safe at School?" continues, we'll hear more about the psychological factors of school violence, as well as hear what younger students think about the safety of their schools.

Part two, tonight on News 7 at 6.[3-Sports]


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To NBA playoff action, they had identical records in the regular season.
And last night's face off between the Sonics and the Lakers was a close one.
Mike Stevens has details.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A suspicious fire gutted a Roanoke apartment building early this morning.
Firefighters arrived at the West Creek Manor apartments around 3 a-m to find the roof of one building engulfed in flames.
Crews are still on the scene investigating a possible cause. Firefighters believe no one was injured in the blaze.


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More than 200 workers will lose their jobs when a Carroll County textile plant closes in July.
Bassett Walker knitwear in Hillsville is shutting down in order to stay competitive with companies that use cheap, overseas labor.
A company representative said the company will transfer some workers to Mexico.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Six V-M-I students will be allowed to take final exams as they wait for the result of an appeal.
Three additional cadets were indicted on hazing charges in Rockbridge County yesterday.
George Wade Junior testified that three cadets beat him with belts and a coat hangar.
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