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Next on News 7, Police say three people are dead and dozens injured as a student apparently goes on a shooting spree in Oregon.
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and the local N-Double-A-C-P says there are more reports of racial discrimination on the job.
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A cold front swings through and pushes the temperatures down tomorrow but it also produces clouds by Saturday. We will explain in a moment.

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Tonight on Health Check -- Should you be concerned about an ingredient in some shampoos and cosmetics?
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And one study shows Americans aren't heedings the warnings about the dangers of the sun.
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[15:07:48] ((WELL IT JUST SOUNDED LIKE SHOTS. THE SHOTS THEY SOUNDED LIKE FIRECRACKERS.))
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((I WALKED INTO THE CAFETERIA AND I SAW BLOOD EVERYWHERE. ))
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Descriptions of a horrifying scene- Another school shooting- this time at a Springfield, Oregon High School.
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we have that story from Oregon now. Shots rang out early this morning- One student is dead- and 24 others were wounded- several critically.
Randal Whipple is outside the Thurston high school with the latest-
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((By now it is all too familiar....the stretchers, the terror, the anguish.... A child shooting other children...this time at the Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon. Police say an expelled student opened fire with a rifle as fellow students gathered in the cafeteria waiting for the school day to begin.
DEREK MYERS, STUDENT: THE SHOTS SOUNDED LIKE FIRECRACHERS,EVERYONE WAS SCREAMING AND YELLING...IT WAS AMAZING. DAVE JONES, STUDENT HE WAS IN THE CAFTERIA , HE WENT AROUND SHOOTING, NOT AIMING.
The alleged shooter, a freshman, had been expelled from school just yesterday...for bringing a gun to class. Students said the boy had talked about shooting people before.
STUDENT: HE'S A KID IN THE WRONG STATE OF MIND, INTERESTED IN BOMBS. IN STUDY HALL HE SAID HE WANTED TO KILL SOMEONE.


MOTHER: HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DO SOMETHING, WHY DID THEY LET HIM BACK?" The investigation has expanded to the boy's home, where police found the bodies of an adult man and woman. Randal Whipple: The suspect, fifteen year old Kiplan Kinkel, will be charged as an adult. Under Oregon law however, he cannot face the death penalty.))


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Life in prison or the death penalty? That's the question an Appomattox County jury takes up tonight.
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Yesterday, the panel found 19-year old Brandon Wayne Hedrick guilty of the abduction, rape, robbery and murder of Lisa Yvonne Crider last year.
The jury heard testimony today that Hedrick has spent the past year in jail contemplating escape and destroying jail property.
His attorneys say Hedrick was too high on drugs during the shooting to know what he was doing.
The jury is still hearing evidence at this hour.
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Virginia's latest abortion restriction is headed to court.
Four abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit today in federal court against the newly-passed ban on so- called "partial birth abortions."
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with an update.
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Jean, the arguments are NOT new.
Virginia is one of 28 states with a similar ban.
It's been struck down at some court level in 11 states so far.
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(( The argument against the ban is that the wording is NOT medically specific-- and COULD be interpreted to ban several other kinds of abortions.
The law's supporters say no way.
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((FIONA GIVENS/VIRGINIA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: THE INTENTIONAL DELIVERY, WITH THE INTENT TO KILL, OF A LIVING FETUS, OR A SUBSTANTIAL PORTION THEREOF, INTO THE VAGINA. THEN PERFORMING THE PROCEDURE TO KILL THE BABY. THEN DELIVERING THE BABY. ALL OTHER ABORTION PROCEDURES, THE BABY IS KILLED IN UTERO.))
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((MARK EARLEY/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE ISSUED A WRITTEN OPINION SAYING THAT THE LAW ONLY APPLIED TO PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTIONS AND NOT TO OTHER TYPE OF ABORTIONS. SO WE'VE MADE THAT STATEMENT HERE WITH AN ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OPINION. IT'S CLEAR FROM THE LANGUAGE ITSELF.))
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Planned Parenthood says it's been a tough fight because the language does NOT match the visuals.
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((KAREN RASCHKE/PLANNED PARENTHOOD ATTORNEY: THOSE PICTURES I THINK GRASP AT THE HEARTSTRINGS OF MANY OF US BECAUSE THEY SHOW WHAT APPEARS TO BE A BEAUTIFUL GERBER BABY BEING STABBED IN THE NECK. AS IF, AS IF, AS IF WE WOMEN WANT TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
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In June, the law's opponents will file for a temporary restraining order to try to stop the law from taking effect July first.
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Remember, Jean, they did the same thing last year with the parental notification law. ((QUESTION: What's the status of that?]
We're waiting on a ruling from the federal appeals court.
That law is in effect.))

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we have that story from Oregon now. Shots rang out early this morning- One student is dead- and 24 others were wounded- several critically.
Randal Whipple is outside the Thurston high school with the latest-
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((By now it is all too familiar....the stretchers, the terror, the anguish.... A child shooting other children...this time at the Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon. Police say an expelled student opened fire with a rifle as fellow students gathered in the cafeteria waiting for the school day to begin.
DEREK MYERS, STUDENT: THE SHOTS SOUNDED LIKE FIRECRACHERS,EVERYONE WAS SCREAMING AND YELLING...IT WAS AMAZING. DAVE JONES, STUDENT HE WAS IN THE CAFTERIA , HE WENT AROUND SHOOTING, NOT AIMING.
The alleged shooter, a freshman, had been expelled from school just yesterday...for bringing a gun to class. Students said the boy had talked about shooting people before.
STUDENT: HE'S A KID IN THE WRONG STATE OF MIND, INTERESTED IN BOMBS. IN STUDY HALL HE SAID HE WANTED TO KILL SOMEONE.


MOTHER: HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DO SOMETHING, WHY DID THEY LET HIM BACK?" The investigation has expanded to the boy's home, where police found the bodies of an adult man and woman. Randal Whipple: The suspect, fifteen year old Kiplan Kinkel, will be charged as an adult. Under Oregon law however, he cannot face the death penalty.))
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Roanoke's N-Double-A-C-P says reports of discrimination against local employers are on the rise,
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and there's one happy and at least 80 Million disappointed Powerball players today.
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On Health Check, doctors believe they have found one allergy shot that will work on almost every kind of allergy. [Two-Shot]
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and Patrick Evans will look at what types of annual plants available this year. [cc sponsor]
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The Roanoke N- Double- A- C- P says discrimination complaints involving local employers are on the rise.
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The local chapter of the civil rights group held a news conference today outside of Magic City Motors. The N- Double- A- C- P claims that an African American employee there was demoted without reason, and denied raises that others received.
But the Chairman of the dealership's board of directors says the company does not discriminate.
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Magic City Motors was one of nine organizations named in the N- Double- A- C- P's list of "Most Unwanted Employers."
Representatives of those organizations disputed Jeffrey's comments today. They say they value diversity in the workplace and are working hard to recruit and retain minority employees.
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Javier Cruz's probation office says the fugitive drug trafficker may not really be in Colombia after all.
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Cruz was two months away from sentencing when he called his probation officer to say he had fled -- to the "jungles of Colombia."
Apparently Cruz said he wanted to be honest, so he called to let the office know his whereabouts -- a rare occurrence when people skip the country.
Cruz told the probation officer he was about to be betrayed during sentencing
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-- he thought the government was not going to give him proper credit for six years of working undercover.
Court papers say Cruz's probation officer confirmed Cruz was in Colombia -- but the probation officer says that was NEVER confirmed.
And he doesn't think Cruz will return to Roanoke for his July sentencing.

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One person is 104 million dollars richer today-
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There is apparently just one winning ticket in the Powerball lottery from last night-
The ticket was purchased at the Lakeside Country Store in Pell Lake, Wisconsin.
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((PAT PENIO/OWNER LAKESIDE COUNTRY STORE: YOU KNOW WE HAVE A COMMUNITY OF VERY HARD WORKING PEOPLE. I JUST HOPE IT'S SOMEBODY WE KNOW. IT WOULD BE FUN.))
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The holder of the apparent winning ticket opted for the cash option-
That means the winner will get a lump sum of $104 million dollars before taxes.
The winner has 180 days to contact lottery officials and claim the prize.
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If the old saying April Showers brings May Flowers holds true, we should see some lovely blooms this year. And that's what Patrick Evans is talking about today on Growin It.
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Annuals are in full bloom on Roanoke's City Market.
Patrick Evans looks at what's hot and where to plant it today, on Growin' It.
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Coming up in Sports, Mike Stevens will see what NASCAR is doing to bring more sponsors into the sport.
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Tonight on health check --
The first known survivor of a heart auto-transplant using a cow's heart goes home.
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And local health officials say a recent study reporting some cosmetic products contain a cancerous substance is blown out of proportion.
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Good afternoon I'm Keith Humphry, baseball is on the agenda for News 7 at Six.
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We'll wrap up our series "Home Field Advantage?" with a look at exactly how Lynchburg benefits from minor league baseball.
The city is spending three million dollars to renovate City Stadium.. in part to keep the Hillcats in town.
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((BOB DAVENPORT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WE FRANKLY NEED TO DO THIS TO STAY IN THE COMPETITION. THOSE OTHER CITIES, WHEN THEY DO MAKE THE STADIUMS MORE ATTRACTIVE, MORE LIVEABLE IF YOU WILL, THEY'RE GETTING MORE PATRONS. THEY'RE GETTING MORE PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND SEE THE BALLGAMES, SO IT'S WORTH IT.))
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But some experts disagree that a professional sports team produces significant revenue for its hometown.
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We'll talk more about that at Six. Jean?
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Doctors in Chicago hope they've found a way to treat ALL allergies with just one medicine.
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The sneezing, sniffling and wheezing most associated with allergies is caused when an allergen combines with the protein I-G-E in the body.
The new treatment stops the production of I-G-E, so it never bonds with the allergen and doesn't allow the allergic reaction to start.
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((THE POINT OF THE THERAPY IS THAT IT DOESN'T JUST TREAT A SYMPTOM. IT ATTEMPTS TO REMOVE THE MECHANISM OF ALLERGY.))


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The new medicine is about to go into nationwide testing.
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The young man who had his heart removed and repaired is back home in Louisiana.
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Just three weeks ago, surgeons removed 20-year old Guy Altmann's heart and cut away a tumor the size of a lemon from inside.
Doctors repaired the heart using an artifical valve and part of a cow's heart.
It's called autotransplant surgery and Altmann may be the first patient with a malignant tumor to survive it.
Altmann still faces six months of physical therapy related to an earlier stroke, but his family is very optimistic.

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((WHEN IT ALL STARTED, I PUT HIM IN GOD'S HANDS BECAUSE I COULD NOT HELP HIM AND GOD ANSWERED ALL MY PRAYERS.))
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He plans to attend summer school and return to Texas A-and-M this fall.
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A recent study found certain household products can be a health hazard.
The Food and Drug Administration is evaluating the results of a National Toxicology Program study.
The report shows repeated skin application in lab mice of Die-ethanol-amine or D-E-A, or its fatty acid derivative cocamide-D-E-A, caused liver and kidney cancer.�
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High concentrations of DEA-based detergents are commonly used in a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries, including shampoos, hair dyes and conditioners, lotions, creams and bubble baths, besides liquid dishwashing and laundry soaps.�
It's used as an emulsifying and foaming agent or a softening agent.
Public Health officials say in order for it to be cancerous, huge quantities have to be consumed over a short period of time.
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((VIC MARCUSSEN/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH:THE CONCENTRATIONS GIVEN TO THE RATS AND MICE IN THE STUDY, TO EQUATE THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO PUT ON POUNDS OF MAKEUP USE GALLONS OF SHAMPOO CONSISTENTLY OVER A SUSTAINED PERIOD OF TIME.))
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The report did NOT address the link between D-E-A and human cancer risk.


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Finally not everyone is getting the message about protecting their skin from the harmful effects of the sun.
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Government health officials say only about one third of adults use sunscreen or other measures to protect their skin.
Doctors say this is shocking since the number of cases of skin cancer has double since 1973, making it the most common form of cancer in the U-S.
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The News 7 Sports department is keeping the roads hotter than the temperature today.
[ANCHOR=Tonya]


Here's Roy Stanley with Sports from across the region and the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Good Afternoon everyone and welcome to this afternoon's ticker.
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Regional High School sports action is keeping News 7 photographers busy.
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In Region Three baseball action Dan River beat out Rustburg seven to four in the first semifinal game yesterday in Vinton.
Tunstall and William Byrd tied one on in the night cap. Tunstall advances by beating the Terriers eight to six.
The Trojans meet Dan River Friday night for the REgion three crown.
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G.W. Danville traveled to Rocky Mount to end Franklin County's season yesterday.
Danville beat the Eagles five to three.
G.W. heads home to host the contest for the regional crown.
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In softball, Byrd beat Tunstall 5-1 last night and will meet Rustburg Friday night at Rustburg for the region III title. Rustburg topped Northside 4-1.
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In region III soccer, Byrd beat Jefferson Forest 2-1 last night and Blacksburg beat Rustburg five-nothing to set up a meeting between the Indians and the Terriers.

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Nascar's 50-th anniversary season is giving all kinds of folks a chance to get acquainted with the sport. and Businesses as well as fans are taking advantage of the opportunity.
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This afternoon in charlotte Speedway Motor Sports Incorporated which wons the track in charlotte, Texas Atlanta Bristol and Sears Point announced that the popular Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores are coming on board to sponsor Winston Cup Races at the Atlanta Motor Speedway starting in 1999.
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More sports coming up at six Jean will be back in a moment.[5-Paddleboat]


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Imagine riding a bicycle on the water.
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George Tatum of Roanoke has invented what he calls the Torpedo bike.
Long skinny tubes connected like a bicycle frame -- to a boat hull.
Tatum can pedal about six miles an hour and he says it's not hard.
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((GEORGE TATUM/INVENTOR: THERE REALLY ARE NO TRICKS TO IT. IT'S JUST LIKE A BICYCLE. IN FACT BALANCING IT IS JUST LIKE A BICYCLE AND IT FEELS JUST LIKE A BICYCLE. IT DOESN'T ROCK LIKE A BOAT, STAYS RIGHT ON TOP OF THE WATER, AND BOBS UP AND DOWN WAVES.))
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He says he often gets stares from the more traditional boaters -- but they all give him plenty of room.
This Saturday he challenges a fleet of expert sailers to a race - he says it's the first time a human-powered vehicle has competed against boats in 400 years.
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