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Next on News 7-
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Severe Weather tears through the region- but luckily it appears no one was hurt.
Plus a Moneta man admits sending threatening letters to Chelsea Clinton.
And two teens joked about weapons at school and got booted out at Brookville High.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
Severe weather including possible tornados in the region- in Giles and Henry Counties.
No reports of any injuries but trees and power lines are down-
A roof was blown off a home in Henry county.
Flash flooding was reported in Montgomery county.
All severe weather has moved out of the region at this hour.
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New lawyers for Monica Lewinsky- She hires two Washington Criminal attornies.
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And a sweet way to reward the children in one North cArolina school- a principal turns into an ice cream sundae-
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.[WX-1] [2-shot]
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Thunder- Lightening, Damaging winds and flooding- It all happened tonight as storms ripped through the region.

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Strong winds displaced a Martisville family after apparently ripping the roof from their home.
A tornado warning was issued in Henry County, but it was Martinsville residents who felt the brunt of the storm.
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That's where we find David Johnson.
David what happened there today?
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Monica Lewinsky is changing lawyers.
William Ginsburg is returning to his civil practice in Los Angeles- a Lewinsky spokesman says the parting was by mutual agreement.
Lee Cowan reports on Lewinsky's new legal team.
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((Get used to these veteran washington faces. they are replacing the flamboyant and outspoken face of William Ginsburg. WE ARE THE DEFENSE TEAM FOR MONICA LEWINSKY.
A shiny "new" team for a case that is just over four months old.
WE HOPE WE HAVE A LOT TO BRING TO THE TABLE. Experience for starters. Jacob Stein is a former independent prosecutor, and has represented such political hot potatoes as senator bob packwood.
Plato Cacheris most notably represented fawn hall during the iran contra scandal, and stood by alrich ames during his much publicized trial for spying for russia.
The only person remaining on Lewinsky's team is Nathaniel Speights, Ginsburg's co-counsel since the very beginning.
As for Ginsburg, he will return to his civil practice in Los Angeles back to his specialty of medical malpractice suits. Lee Cowan, CBS News))

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The first report was that a man from Bedford County had threatened to kill the President's daughter, Chelsea Clinton.
Today we learned Edmond Coffey wrote letters- threatening bodily harm to Chelsea AND BILL Clinton.
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The Secret Service traced the letters to Edmond Coffey at his trailer in Moneta.
Coffey admitted in court today that he had them sent to the Clintons. He was merely trying to set up his ex-girlfriend's current companion as the letter writer... in a complex extortion and harassment plot.
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Coffey will have a federal psychiatric evaluation before sentencing.[Brookville-Threats]


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Two Campbell County students are learning the hard way not to make jokes about weapons and violence at school.
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The Brookville High School seniors were suspended for the rest of the year after they joked about having weapons on school grounds.
Educators say recent shootings on school campuses around the country have prompted them to take a "zero tolerance" approach to these kinds of situations.
The two teens were not identified.. but they WILL be allowed to walk with their class at graduation on Friday.
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[Frat-Prank]


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A judge reduced the charges today for a former Sweetbriar College student accused of sexually assaulting two Washington and Lee students by shaving, or attempting to shave their pubic hair.
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Jessica Saveall was sentenced to 60 days in jail on a misdemeanor assault charge.
Chad Casto, the man on the right, testified Saveall and Lisa Williams came into his room, took off his pants and started fondling him.
When they started shaving his pubic area, he says he told them to stop, but they did NOT.
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((GORDON SAUNDERS/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; I THINK SOME PEOPLE WOULD SAY THAT'S A PRETTY HEAVY SENTENCE FOR THIS YOUNG LADY, BUT I THINK WHAT THE JUDGE IS SAYING IS IF THESE HAD BEEN MEN WHO STARTED IT, THEY PROBABLY WOULD HAVE RECIEVED AN EQUIVALENT SENTENCE, SO I THINK HE'S MAKING THE STATEMENT THAT MEN AND WOMEN SHOULD BE TREATED THE SAME UNDER THE LAW.))
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n Saveall's attorney says she will appeal the case to circuit court.
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[Parkway-Search]


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After hours of searching, officials on the Blue Ridge Parkway found the body of a Georgia man.
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25-year old Sean May was reported missing several months ago.
Parkway officials initiated THEIR search after finding a vehicle with keys in it over the weekend.
Authorities say May committed suicide by jumping into the Ronaoke River.
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[Plane-Crash]


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F-A-A inspectors say the twin engine plane that crashed late yesterday afternoon in Floyd DID have fuel in its tanks.
The crash left the plane's pilot in stable condition while his passenger remains critical.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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While F-A-A officials worked to determine the cause of the crash...crews began clearing away the debris left dangling when the plane clipped several trees on its way down.
The plane, with two occupants on board, was enroute from North Carolina to Lewisburg when it crashed.
The pilot, Robert Anderson, is in the hospital with two broken legs.
He did NOT want to appear on camera but says he and his passenger knew they were in trouble when the right engine began losing power, which coupled with wind sheer, threw the plane, off course.
Anderson says he'd hoped to reach Roanoke but soon realized they wouldn't make it and began aiming for an open field.
But it was too late-- and the plane crashed between two houses.
Ford Wirt, who's the county's emergency services coordinator, praised the EMS volunteers' efforts.
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They say this particular plane is extremely sturdy and the fact it clipped several trees on its way down, slowed the plane on impact.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Floyd. ))
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F-A-A inspectors say it will take at least six months to determine the cause of the crash.

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Local pharmacies are waiting for new shipments of an allergy medications that's in high demand.
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It's been about a month since the manufacturers of a EpiPen and EpiPen Junior recalled the auto-injectors of epinephrine. The affected products were distributed between July 1997 and April 1998.
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((DR. THOMAS FAME/ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY:YOU CAN TRY OTHER PRODUCTS SUCH AS A THING CALLED AN ANA-KIT WHICH IS AN INJECTABLE...SAME PRODUCT AND YOU HAVE TO SELF-INJECT IT.))
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Patients can return EpiPens to the place of purchase for a free replacement. The makers of EpiPen say they're working to remedy the problem.
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It's a battle to even the odds when trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles hit cars-
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Government Crash test results released today confirm what might appear obvious- car passengers are more likely to be injured when involved in crashes with pickups or SUVs- but why?
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((WE KNOW THAT IF YOU TAKE A PASSENGER CAR AND A LIGHT PICKUP THAT WEIGH THE SAME AND CRASH THEM THE PICKUP TRUCK WILL ACTUALLY BE TWICE AS AGGRESSIVE THAN SOME OF THE ONES WE LOOKED AT ALREADY. THE QUESTION IS WHY. THEY WEIGH TTHE SAME. PEOPLE SAY MASS IS THE ISSUE. CLEARLY THERE ARE OTHER CONTRIBUTING FACTORS.))
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The testing involved a Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Lumina, Dodge Caravan, a chevy S-10 pickup and a Honda Accord.
The testing is just the beginning of research to design cars that fare better in crashes.
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A possible lawsuit between Franklin County and Rocky Mount could cost the area the tax revenue of a shopping center.

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And
the Star City's mayor will try to win incumbent Bob Goodlatte's Congressional seat.
Coming up we'll take you to the Democratic rally that put him on the ballot.
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[Bowers]


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Roanoke Mayor David Bowers has the Democratic nomination for the Sixth District seat in Congress.
Now, he must persuade the party's rank and file that he can win the general election.
Joe Dashiell reports from tonight's rally in Roanoke.
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((Bowers was the only candidate who came forward to challenge Republican Bob Goodlatte, so sixth district democrats dispensed with their convention and declared him their candidate. [NAT SOUND OF RALLY]
But if Bowers is to mount a credible campaign, he must convince Democrats he's serious about the race, and persuade them to work hard on his behalf.
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Democratic leaders point to their recent sweep in the Roanoke city council elections.
And say it's not such a stretch to think Bowers can extend his local success to the entire district.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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The Long John Silver's Seafood Chain is filing for bankruptcy.
The Chain has about 13 hundred restaurants including several in this region.
The filing will allow the company to keep operating, while protecting it from claims by creditors.

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The A-C-L-U is going to court on behalf of an admitted witch.
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And
it might look like an old-fashioned method for determining witches, but this is actually a reward for some ambitious students.
That story when news 7 at 11 returns.
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The Franklin County administrator came up for review tonight -- and some are disappointed with his performance.
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Carl Simpson is one of those people- He owns land on route 40, with the option of buying 19 more.
He has preliminary plans with Kroger to build a multi-million dollar shopping center.
But businesses will not sign until there are sewer lines here, and the town and county cannot reach a deal to build them.
Simpson says delays are expensive and the county administrator should be more aggressive.
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((CARL SIMPSON/LANDOWNER: WE DO NOT FEEL THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR IS INTERESTED IN THIS PROJECT. HE HAS MADE NO CONTACT WITH US TO HELP US. I THINK HIS POSITION SHOULD BE WHAT CAN HE DO TO HELP THIS COUNTY. MACON SAMMONS/FRANKLIN CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE'VE MET TWO OR THREE TIMES TO REVIEW SITE PLANS ... EXTENDED EFFORT.))
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Sammons says the county has plenty of businesses already and does not need to rush into a sewer deal.
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The American Civil Liberties Union is weighing in on the side of a witch.
Rosemary Kooiman (KOY-man) presides over a Wiccan church in Maryland that worships the Earth.
She wants to perform a wedding in Fairfax County-- but a judge there won't recognize her religion.
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The Virginia Chapter of the A-C-L-U says it may be an amusing concept to some-- but it's a serious infringement of religious freedom.
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((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA CHAPTER ACLU: WITCHES HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS PRACTICING THESE KINDS OF CEREMONIES. WHAT WE HAVE OF COURSE IN OUR MINDS IS THE STEREOTYPICAL WITCH, WHICH IS THE OLD LADY WITH THE CROOKED NOSE AND A WART, STIRRING UP A POT OF BOILING SOUP. laughs.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: DO YOU KNOW ANYONE LIKE THAT? I GUESS I HAVEN'T SEEN THAT KIND OF ISSUE AND WOULD NOT RESPOND TO IT IN ANY WAY EXCEPT TO SAY THAT I THINK OUR ESTABLISHED RELIGIOUS BODIES HERE IN THE STATE CERTAINLY HAVE PLENTY OF PEOPLE TO PERFORM WEDDINGS.))
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The A-C-L-U says the I-R-S, the U-S military, and the Fourth Circuit federal appeals court have all recognized Wicca as a religion.[Forecasts]
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It's a hardwater kind of night as the Caps look to clinch the East and the Express names its new GM.
Lots of slugging going on in the bigs today, and Venus crashes to earth in Paris.
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But first in tonight's Extra Point, North Carolina head football Carl Torbush has decided that he will coach from the field instead of the press box this coming season.
In his first game as head coach he opted to stay in the press box against Va. Tech as he had as a defensive coordinator.
He says he prefers to stay up top, but believes the move to the field gives his players more security.
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Let's begin in DC, at the MCI Center where the Washington Caps looked to clinch their Eastern conference series with Buffalo and advance to the Cup finals.
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But Buffalo would strike first in game five. Darryl Shannon hits the puck, and you know it has to have eyes as it sneaks in past Olaf Kolzig at the 6:33 mark. 1-to-nothing Sabres.
The Caps would tie it late in the period as Andrei Nikolishin blasts one past Dominik Hasek. 1-all after a period.

Speaking of Hasek, he was unconscious at times. Watch him make two saves with his pad hand not even looking at the shot as he lies in front of the goal.
Finally, late in the third Jason Woolley would win it for Buffalo with the unassisted goal. Caps lead the series 3-2.
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Baltimore's Rafael Palmeiro hit his second straight game-winning homerun as the Orioles beat Seattle 9-to-8 in 10 innings.
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In the last inning Mariner Ken Griffey knocks his second homer of the day and his 21st of the season for an 8-7 Seattle lead.
But in the bottom of 10th Rafael Palmeiro smacks a two run shot to give the O's the 9-to-8 edge. These two teams have combined for 15 dingers in the past two days.
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Elsewhere yesterday this fan in Minnapolis got to see an offensive show as every Minnesota starter scored at least o

nce in the Twins 10-to-3 win over the A's.
Otis Nixon and Brent gates each had four hits a piece, and Gate and Paul Molitor each knocked in two runs.
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The Twins are tough early in games. They have outscored the opposition 120-to-61 in the first 3 innings of games this year.
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[S-CUBS]


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In the National League, the Cubs and the Marlins are both on streaks.
Chicago won its fifth straight last night, while Florida dropped its seventh in a row.
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In the bottom of the ninth, pinch hitter Jason Hardtke comes up to the plate with the winning run, Mickey Morandini, on third.
Hardtke bangs one out to left center, it's scored as an RBI single.
Morandini crosses the plate and Cubs beat Florida 2-to-1.
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The final four on the women's side at the French Open is now all set.
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In today's quarterfinals, top seeded Martina Hingis beat Venus Williams in surprisingly easy fashion by taking straight set, 6-3 and 6-4 victory.
The rest of the women's final four includes Lindsey Davenport, Monica Seles, and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.
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[S-Box]


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A mixed bag of news from the world of pro boxing last night.
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First, world heavyweight champ Evander did his best to hype his upcoming fight with Henry Akinwande this weekend.
Holyfield is a big favorite. Akinwande is just plain big at 6-7.
And more trouble for former champ Riddick Bowe. Yesterday he was indicted and charged with interstate domestic violence after he allegedly kidnapped his estranged wife and five kids from the Lake Norman home near Charlotte and drove them to Virginia.
He could get 10 years in prison and a $250 thousand dollar fine.
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[Sports Tease]


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Still to come tonight we'll return to the ice
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and meet the Roanoke Express's new general manager. He's an Italian from Rhode Island, who knows how to sell hockey in the south.
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[S-Mancuso]


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The Express introduced it's second General Manager in team history today.
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Steve Mason says Tony Mancuso has a passion for the fans and the game.
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((With the owners, media and boosters on hand, Tony Mancuso took over the GM role under an employment agreement with the Express, not a contract. The deal, which does not have a definite length, is filled with incentives; indicating Mancuso's confidence to generate attendance and revenue for the Express through his marketing focus. ((:))
The 35 year old has a wife and three sons. He spent three and a half years with the ECHL's Tallahassee Tiger Sharks where he served as GM during the 1996-97 season. The team played at Leon county arena. The surrounding area's population base is near 200 thousand, strikingly similar to Roanoke's. Mancuso is also a former police officer, a job that taught him about understanding people. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Coach Anzalone is away on a recruiting trip. Team sources say he's seeking a new affiliation. Mancuso's tasks include a new Express radio contract and additional home game dates. In Roanoke, Steve Mason, news 7 sports.))
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Finally tonight a North Carolina principal fufills her promise with a cherry on top.
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Phyllis Martin is the principal at Cone Elementary school and when her children exceeded their reading goal, she became a human sundae.
Ms. Martin was covered from head to toe in ice cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, sprinkles and of course a cherry.
She said she was glad to do it as long as it helped the children appreciate reading.
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