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Today on News 7, the state department says there will be no deals to release three Americans held in Yugoslavia.
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and a jury has the case of Dorothea Martin, a local woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband.
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Some showers are popping up across the region, so we'll take a peek at them on the doppler radar, and we'll also peek at the entire weekend forecast.

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In Medical News, the New River Valley will soon have a place to go for alternative therapies,
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and Doctor Dave Hnida will help us spot the problems of alcohol abuse.
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((THE THREE SOLDIERS WERE TAKEN ILLEGALY. WE BELIEVE THEY SHOULD BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY.))
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New hope tonight that three American G-I's may be freed-

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The acting President of Cyprus will meet later today with Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosovic.
But the Pentagon is warning Yugoslav leaders not to use the three as bargaining chips.
And it says good will is not good enough- to end the NATO attacks.
This afternoon the President held a press conference but offered little about efforts to release the trio.
Lee Cowan joins us live from Washington.
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((U.S CHINA FOREIGN POLICY TOOK A BACK SEAT TO NATO WAR PLANS, AS THE PRESIDENT ONCE AGAIN DECLARED EVENTUAL VICTORY WITHOUT THE USE OF GROUND TROOPS AND A RESOLVE TO STAND STRONG. "OUR PRESENT STRATEGY... KEEP THE ALLIES WITH IT."
ON A NON-MILITARY FRONT, THERE WAS LITTLE THE PRESIDENT COULD SAY ABOUT THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF AN ATTEMPT TO FREE THE 3 U-S SERVICEMEN HELD HOSTAGE IN YUGOSLAVIA. BUT IT WAS GROWING INCREASINGLY CLEAR THAT IF THE NEGOTIATIONS WERE A LONG SHOT BE FORE - NOW IT APPEARED TO BE ALMOST OUT OF RANGE.
CAPT. MIKE DOUBLEDAY//US NAVY "It is immoral - for their release."
AS THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS LEFT FOR TALKS WITH YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODON MILOSEVIC - WORD CAME THE TALKS HAD AGAIN BEEN DELAYED - MILOSEVIC NOW SAYING 'IF' ANY MEETING TAKES PLACE IT WON'T HAPPEN UNTIL FRIDAY AT THE EARLIEST.
SERB OFFICIALS BLAME THE BREAKDOWN ON ANOTHER NIGHT OF INTENSIFIED
NATO BOMBING --- CLEAR WEATHER ALLOWING FOR MORE THAN 400 SORTIES AND THE TARGETING OF SPECIAL POLICE AND ARMY UNITS.

JAMES RUBIN/STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN "We did not agree to any sort of cease fire - that kind of concession."
WITH SIGNS THAT MILOSEVIC IS BACKING DOWN ON HIS OFFER TO RELEASE THE U-S SERVICEMAN, HE'S ALSO NOT LIVED UP TO HIS PROMISED CEASE FIRE - THE PENTAGON NOW REPORTING ADDITIONAL FIGHTING ON THE GROUND IN KOSOVO. THAT, AS CONCERN CONTINUES TO GROW THAT THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES FORCED BACK INTO KOSOVO ARE BEING ROUNDED UP TO BE USED AS HUMAN SHIELDS - A LAST DITCH EFFORT TO SLOW THE ALLIED ATTACK. RUBIN, STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN "Exactly what his evil design is, I don't think we've come to any firm judgement."
LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS))

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A Small town in Northern Michigan waits and wonders when their hometown boy will be released from captivity-
Drew Levinson reports.
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((THE LONE PRISONER OF WAR FLAG WAVING OUTSIDE THIS RURAL MICHIGAN HOME STILL FLIES TODAY-A SIGN THAT IT'S NOT OVER. (Shots of town) HOPES WERE DASHED FOR THE PEOPLE LIVING IN THE TOWN OF CAPAC WHEN IT BECAME EVIDENT THE (Three shot of soldiers) THREE AMERICAN SOLDIERS HELD CAPTIVE IN YUGOSLAVIA WOULD NOT BE RELEASED.
ONE OF THEM-25-YEAR OLD STAFF SGT. CHRISTOPHER STONE GREW UP IN CAPAC. FOR HIS TWO SISTERS-NOT KNOWING WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT IS VERY DIFFICULT.

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"We're sticking together right now as a family to get through this."

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"It's been really rough, but everyone's been so good to us."
PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS CONTACTED THE FAMILY-SOMETHING THEY SAY IS COMFORTING.

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"We just believe he's doing what he knows is right and that he's going to do what he says he's going to do and bring our brother and those other young men with him home."
SO IN THIS SMALL FARMING TOWN NEAR THE CANADIAN BORDER- THE SUPPORT REMAINS STRONG. AND THE PEOPLE HERE CONTINUE WATCHING WHAT'S HAPPENING HALF A WORLD AWAY.

(STANDUP CLOSE DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS)

"No one here has lost hope--there's still the feeling Stone and his fellow soldiers will be released-it's just a matter of time-but it's already been too long and until they are back in America's arms these people will not rest easy. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Capac, Michigan."))

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A Boteourt County jury is trying to decide whether a woman plotted to murder her husband.
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Tina Tenret is in Fincastle- Tina is the jury still deliberating?
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Roanoke COUNTY reservoirs are in good shape. [Take Live picture-Poor Mountain]
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This may come as a surprise to CITY residents who face potential water shortages.
This is a live picture of the County's main water source- Spring Hollow, is at full pond.
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Quite different than the city of Roanoke which has seen the Carvin's Cove reservoir dropping in recent weeks. Utility Director Gary Robertson offers some explanation for the contrast.
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[00:02:21] ((GARY ROBERTSON: THERE ARE A COUPLE POSSIBLE REASONS. ONE, BY US TAKING WATER OUT OF THE ROANOKE RIVER, THERE'S A MUCH LARGER DRAINAGE AREA THAT SERVES THE ROANOKE RIVER. AND WHEN WE DO GET RAINS, POSSIBLY REPLENISHES THE RIVER A LITTLE QUICKER THAN THE STREAM SUPPLY IN CARVIN'S COVE. POSSIBLY THERE'S BEEN MORE RAIN IN THE AREA OVER THE ROANOKE RIVER THAN THE COVE.))
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Provisions are in place for the county to supply the city with water if the situation gets worse.
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If you're heading out on vacation this summer expect to shell out more for gas.
We'll have that in a moment,
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but first we'll have an update as authorities continue to search for the suspect in yesterday's fatal shooting in Henry County.
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On Health Check, today is National Alcohol Screening Day. We'll have some of the signs that could indicate an alcohol problem.
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We'll have that and more. Stay with us. [sponsor]
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The man wanted for the convenience store murder in Henry County is still on the run.
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Police say Michael (Ray-me) Ramey is responsible for killing one woman and wounding two of her co-workers.
He's been missing since late Tuesday night.
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That's when police say Ramey robbed this store in Axton...
made the three women lie face down ... and shot them.
Ramey is a convicted felon who has lived in different states.
Police say it's possible that someone he knows is helping him hide outside of Virginia.
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((SGT. S.D. JOHNSTON/HENRY CO. SHERRIF'S DEPT.: HE HAS TIES TO PENNSYLVANIA, HE'S WORKED IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HAS SOME TIES IN GEORGIA. SO HE'S A TRANSIENT INDIVIDUAL. HE HAS NO ROOTS HERE SO TO SPEAK.))
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Ramey lived in Martinsville with his girlfriend, who was one of the surviving victims.
There's a one-thousand-dollar award for information leading to his arrest.
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A brush fire kept Roanoke County firefighters busy today.
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This fire near Glenvar off Wildwood Road started around noon today.
Fire and Rescue workers from Fort Lewis, Roanoke County, and the Department of Forestry were called to put out the four acre blaze.
Because of the fire's location a helicopter was immediately brought in to help get water to the scene.
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TION TO THE OTHER, AND OF COURSE THE STEEP TERRAIN. SITUATIONS LIKE THIS WE REALLY CAN'T USE THE DOZIER THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE BROUGHT THE HELICOPTER IN EARLY, TRY TO CONTAIN IT SO IT WOULDN'T GET OUT OF CONTROL.)
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The Fire Department asks that residents obey the fire law which says that you can not burn anything until after 4 p.m.

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Expect to pay at the pump this summer- Gas prices are supposed to be higher this season.
The Energy Department says summer travelers can expect to pay about a dime more than they did last year.
But even with rising prices the agency says gas will be cheaper this summer than in 1996 and 97.
Average gas prices are expected to peak in May but should come down in a few weeks.
Analysts say gas prices will jump about 22 cents hihger than they were in February- the largest two month increase since Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.


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Stay with us, Patrick is up next with more on this weekend's forecast,
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and then a little later in the newscast, Steve Parden will introduce us to some people who have a big love for some small planes.
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In Sports, the Salem Avalanche is getting ready to kick off its season tonight at Memorial Field.
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Today on health check, New River Valley residents are welcoming a new concept for medical care to the region after facing all odds.
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and could someone you love be having a problem with alcohol. Up next, we'll have the signs you should be aware of.
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A new medical clinic is coming to the New River Valley despite some early opposition.
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The founder of the clinic says despite lack of support from larger medical groups in the area, a groundbreaking ceremony was held this afternoon for the Seven Pillars. The facility uses traditional medicine complemented by alternative types of healing. Doctor Cheek says the name Seven Pillars signifies the basis for a healthy body.
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((DR. LINDA CHEEK/SEVEN PILLARS: STARTING WITH THE SPIRIT GOING TO THE MIND, THEN ENERGY...AND IT JUST INCORPORATES THE TOTAL WELLNESS APPROACH TO MEDICINE AS OPPOSED TO WAITING UNTIL THERE'S A DISEASE AND TRYING TO TREAT THE DISEASE.))
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Seven Pillars is scheduled to open by Thanksgiving just off route 100 in Dublin in the Town Center.
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A national health organization is working to stop alcohol abuse in America. Dr Dave Hnida reports on the first ever National Alcohol Screening Day.
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(( NEARLY 14 MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER FROM ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE IN THIS COUNTRY. THATS ONE OUT OF EVERY THIRTEEN PEOPLE. NOW HERES THE QUESTION: ARE YOU OR A LOVED ONE AMONG THEM? THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOL SUGGESTS LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING SIGNS: DRINKING TO CALM NERVES, FORGET WORRIES, OR BOOST ONES MOOD. A NEED FOR GREATER AMOUNTS OF ALCOHOL. LYING ABOUT YOUR ALCOHOL HABITS FEELING GUILTY ABOUT DRINKING IRRITABLE AND UNREASONABLE BEHAVIOR WHEN SOBER FAILED ATTEMPTS TO CUT DOWN ON DRINKING. AND, MEDICAL SOCIAL OR FINANCIAL PROBLEMS CAUSED BY DRINKING. IF ANY OF THESE SOUND FAMILIAR AND YOU WANT TO FIND OUT MORE- HELP IS AVAILABLE. TODAY IS THE FIRST EVER NATIONAL ALCOHOL SCREENING DAY. HOSPITALS MEDICAL CENTERS AND COLLEGES AROUND THE COUNTRY WILL OFFER ONE ON ONE SESSIONS WITH HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND MAKE REFERRALS TO TREATMENT CENTERS. THE SCREENING ARE FREE AND CONFINDENTIAL. ALSO- 500 COLLEGES ARE PARTICIPATING IN THIS SCREENING DAY.. AND THATS IMPORTANT BECAUSE STUDIES SHOW MANY COLLEGE STUDENTS DRINK HEAVILY ON MORE THAN TEN OCCASIONS EACH MONTH. AND A FRIGHTENING 81% OF FRATERNITY AND SORORITY MEMBERS BINGE DRINK. ALCOHOL IS ALSO A FACTOR IN MORE THAN HALF OF FATAL CAR CRASHES INVOLVING COLLEGE AGE KIDS. IN DENVER, DRDH FOR CBS NEWS.))

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Good afternoon folks and welcome to opening night for the Carolina League.
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Later tonight over at Salem Stadium the Avalanche opens its 1999 season against the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
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Avalanche fans will recognize a few names on the roster, but most of the 99 players will be making their debuts with Salem including tonight's starting pitcher Josh Kalinowski.
In Asheville last season, Kalinowski tossed a complete game no hitter against Charleston and he recored a minor league best 17 strikeouts last june against Hickory.
But it's his first year in single A ball.
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Action begins tonight at seven at Salem Memorial. Of course - we'll have highlights for you at 11.

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The Lynchburg Hillcats play an exhibition game against the Liberty Flames tonight before opening up their season tomorrow night at City Stadium against Winston-Salem.
The Hillcats have a veteran team returning and they plan to to do their share of winning.
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And as if Tim Christian's two goal performance in last night's opening game playoff win over Dayton wasn't enough to celebrate,
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Christian has now made his mark on the national level.
This month's edition of Sports Specturm magazine, a national publication that features christian atrhletes, has a special story on Tim Christian inside its cover.
Coming up at six tonight we'll talk with the Express role model about going big time.
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Also coming up at six we'll check in at the Masters and hear from Frank Beamer on the state of Tech's spring workouts.
Take care everybody.

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There's an airport in Salem where the flights are always on time and no one ever loses their luggage. Steve Pardon introduces us to some of the pilots who fly there.
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