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Today on News 7, Cyprus officials says a mission to free three American soldiers has failed. We'll have a live report.
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and a suspect roundup by Bedford County Sheriff's department leads to arrests on drug and gambling charges.
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Some potential for severe storms does exist this evening, we'll detail taht and your entire weekend forecast just ahead.

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A new donor registration method is driving up participants in the Commonwealth.
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And a Roanoke location known for pampering is now intoducing a new concept in wellness.
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A disappointing day for the families of three U-S Soldiers being held prisoners in Yugoslavia.
Meetings between two leaders aimed at freeing the men have failed.
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The White House tonight says it is not suprised that an effort to win freedom for three Americans has failed.
A former president of Cyrpus who made the effort says it did not succeed becasue of NATO's intensified heavy bombing.
Lee Cowan is following developments and has the latest live from Washington.
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((IT WAS A NOT SO SUBTLE CHANGE IN TONE - FROM DELAYED TALKS TO FAILED TALKS - HOPE THAT 3 U-S GI-S WOULD BE FREED THIS WEEKEND SEEMED TO FADE IN AN INSTANT - YUGOSLAVIA BLAMING THE DOWNWARD TURN ON INTENSIFIED ALLIED ATTACKS.
IN WASHINGTON, THE PRESIDENT MADE IT CLEAR SLOBODON MILOSEVIC WAS AGAIN PLAYING GAMES - BY OFFERING WORDS OF PEACE, AND GOOD WILL GESTURES THAT HAVE YET TO BECOME REAL. CLINTON: What we have from Mr. Milosevic _ illusion of partial compliance. MILOSEVIC MAINTAINS THE FIGHTING HAS STOPPED - HIS TANKS HAVE PULLED BACK, THAT THERE IS PEACE IN KOSOVO. BUT THE U-S INSISTS THE MILITARY SLOW DOWN IS DUE TO THE SUCCESS OF NATO ATTACKS - ATTACKS THAT HAVE CUT OFF FUEL SUPPLIES AND AMMUNITION FOR A FIGHTING FORCE ONCE SOME 40-THOUSAND STRONG. JAMES RUBIN//STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN:
"In our view --- sporadic fighting continues."

AND BECAUSE OF THAT, WHAT REMAINS A CONCERN IN THE WHERABOUTS AND THE WELFARE OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES STILL LOCKED BEHIND THE KOSOVO BORDER.

CLINTON: Mr. Milosevic still thinks --- using innocent people.

THE FEAR THEY MAY BE USED AS HUMAN SHIELDS, COMBINED WITH A FORECAST FOR MORE CLOUDS AND RAIN, IS COMPLICATING A MISSION THAT IS BEING STEPPED UP ALMOST EVERY DAY.
LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS: Efforts to free the 3 u-s servicemen will continue - but as long as the bombing continues, there appears to be little hope. The U-S now convinced the three will probably be held until hostilities end -whenever that may be. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))

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Phase Five of "Operation Zero Tolerance" swept through Bedford County this morning, as authorities began rounding up dozens of suspected drug dealers.
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Thirty people were indicted for selling marijuana, cocaine and L-S-D to undercover officers over the last three months.
Sheriff's authorities also busted what they say was an illegal gambling operation in Big Island on Wednesday.
Three video poker games were confiscated from this video store.. federal charges may be pending.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: THESE PEOPLE HAD CLAIMED THAT THEIR HUSBANDS HAD LOST ENTIRE PAYCHECKS HERE OR PORTIONS OF PAYCHECKS AND AGAIN, THAT TROUBLES ME ALSO. I GREW UP IN BIG ISLAND, IT'S A WONDERFUL TOWN, 99- POINT 9 PERCENT OF THE RESIDENTS HERE ARE JUST WONDERFUL PEOPLE, BUT IT TROUBLES ME THAT I SEE IT GO FROM THE WAY IT WAS IN THE 40'S AND THE 50'S AND THE 60'S WHEN I GREW UP TO SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES WE HAVE HERE NOW.))
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Authorities also arrested a woman for selling L-S-D out of the daycare center she operated in Big Island.
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He avoided capture for two days, but murder suspect Michael Anthony Ramey was taken into custody overnight.
And this morning, Henry County investigators charged two other men in connection with Tuesday's robbery and murder at a convenience store in Axton.
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Ramey was arrested after Martinsville Police received a tip that he was travelling in a Ford Probe.
He now faces a dozen felonies, including capital murder, malicious wounding and robbery.
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((AT THE TIME HE HAD A .380 AUTOMATIC IN HIS POCKET. HE TOLD THE OFFICERS THE GUN WAS THERE AND DON'T SHOOT. AND HE GAVE UP PEACEFULLY.))
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Two other Martinsville men are facing first degree murder charges.
Early this morning, deputies arrested 23- year -old Lawrence David Reynolds and 19- year- old William Lamine Murphy.
Investigators say the two men knew of the plan to rob the store, and were waiting in a car when the shooting occured.
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The Sheriff's Department is also reporting progress on the investigation of another murder.
Investigators are charging Kimberly Chambers Bowen as an accessory after the fact in the March 30th murder of Richard Charles Holt.

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Wild spring storms in the Midwest have left six people dead- and many more injured.
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The most severe damage was in the Cincinnati area-
High winds tossed cars, destroyed home and downed power lines.
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((GOVERNOR BOB TAFT/OHIO: THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF OUR MOST SERIOUS DISASTERS WE HAVE EXPERIENCED IN OHIO. THE FORCE OF THE TORNADO IS SOMETHING WE HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED FOR MANY YEARS.))
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The Governor has declared a state of emergency for three Ohio Counties.
It's estimated 200 homes were destroyed in Cincinnati's northeast suburbs in Hamilton county.
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A former state Democratic official sues over lawmaker pay raises. We'll have that story next.
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and as the National Park Service tries to protect Washington's famous cherry trees, we'll tell you why some people think they're being a little hard on the beaver.
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On Health Check, D-M-V 's encouragement is leading three times as many people to become organ donors.
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and Patrick Evans will be back with a suggestion for an entertaining evening. [sponsor]
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Amidst legal confusion, state lawmakers went ahead with their pay raises this week in their final General Assembly action for the year.
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So today, former state Democratic party chairman Paul Goldman filed a lawsuit against the state comptroller.
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((PAUL GOLDMAN/TALK RADIO HOST: RIGHT NOW HE JUST GIVES THE LEGISLATORS ABOUT A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN SO-CALLED OFFICE EXPENSE MONEY THAT DOESN'T REQUIRE ANY DOCUMENTATION. THAT'S NOT WHAT THE LAW REQUIRES. EVERYBODY KNOWS WHEN YOU GET PAID MONEY FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES, YOU'VE GOT TO PROVE THAT YOU ACTUALLY HAD THE EXPENSES THAT NEED TO BE REIMBURSED.))
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Bath County Delegate Creigh (KREE) Deeds tried to get lawmakers to halt the pay raises or require accounting for them during Wednesday's veto session.
The effort failed.
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The Attorney General's office has NOT been served yet with Goldman's lawsuit, so lawyers there have NO comment.
They are expected to challenge Goldman's standing to file the suit in the first place.

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Busy Beavers are giving the National Park Service trouble this week in Washington DCTERMS.
Two of the rodents are apparently living in the Tidal Basin and are chewing up the celebrated cherry trees.
So far they have left their mark on nine trees in less than a week.
Joan Gartlan has more.
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There's still more News 7 to come, stay with us.
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens will have qualifying results from Nascar's fastest half mile.
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On health check -- A local doctor is promoting healthy habits for a segment of society that she says tends to ignore their bodies.
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Dr. Marta Sayers says that's changing with today's woman.
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((DR. MARTA SAYERS/CARDIOLOGIST: BEFORE THEY JUST TOOK CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN AND HUSBANDS BUT NOW THEY REALIZE THEY NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES.))
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Classic Image Day Spa in Roanoke is expanding their services from beauty to health. With the help of a Roanoke Cardiologist they're opening a new women's health center to serve the needs of the female population in the Roanoke Valley.
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((DR. MARTA SAYERS/CARDIOLOGIST: THE SERVICE I'M TRYING TO OFFER WOMEN IS SOMEONE TO TALK TO, TO GET SOME SCREENING TESTS IF THEY'D LIKE EVEN HISTORY AND PHYSICALS IF THAT'S WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE.)) [RUNS:11]
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Leigh Gusler says she feels more comfortable in the informal setting of the spa.
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((LEIGH GUSLER/CLIENT:I'M A MOTHER OF THREE, SO I HAVE A LOT THAT I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF, INCLUDING MY HUSBAND AND WORKING AND I FEEL LIKE THIS IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO COME TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF AS A WOMAN, AS A WHOLE.)) [RUNS:13]
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((DR. MARTA SAYERS/CARDIOLOGIST: THIS IS A VERY NICE PLACE, PEOPLE ENJOY COMING HERE. WHEN THEY COME THEY DON'T HAVE TO SIT AROUND AND WAIT, THEY DON'T HAVE TO SIT AROUND AND WAIT WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE COLDS, WHO ARE SNEEZING AND COUGHING ON THEM.)) [RUNS:13]
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[VO NAT] Doctor Sayers meets with patients one and one and in a group setting for lectures every other Friday. Appointments can be scheduled with Doctor Sayers through Classic Image.
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Consultations for women's wellness runs about 30 to 50 dollars and some services are covered by insurance.







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In February, Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles started asking drivers if they wished to become organ donors.
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That month saw a 292-percent increase in organ donor sign-ups over the same month last year.
In March, the DMV saw a 395-percent increase.
Almost 64-thousand Virginians agreed to be organ donors in March alone.
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As part of the overall effort, new drivers licenses will start using a heart symbol to show the license holder is an organ donor.


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A little over two months after becoming the first American to receive a hand transplant, Matthew Scott may soon be well enough to go home.
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Scott is able to use his hand for a variety of tasks and has not had any significant side effects from his anti-rejection medication.
Doctors say Scott is healing well enough to lift his 27 pound son and hold him in his arms.
His new hand is also bringing him some fame.
Scott will throw out the first pitch at the Philadelphia Phillies home opener on Monday.
The team picked him after hearing one of the main reasons he wanted the surgery was so he could play catch with his sons.
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The two minute ticker gets off to a fast start this afternoon
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down in Bristol where the Wood Brothers and Elliott Sadler are anxious for Sunday's Food City 500.
Roy Stanley talked with the Rookie earlier today.
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Rusty Wallace won the pole during qualifying this afternoon. Here's a look at your top 25.
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The Roanoke Express and Dayton Bombers resume their best of five playoff series tonight at the Roundhouse at 7:30 with game number two,
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Both teams have been working out at the Civic Center since the Express won game one on Wednesday night.
In that game, Dayton tried to rough up the Express players and intimidate their way to a win. But the strategy back fired as Roanoke had its best power play game of the year, while Dayton spent the night in the penalty box.
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Also tonight is hockey isn't your game - the Salem Avalanche is home again tonight looking to build off last night's 11-to-2 rout of Wilmington.
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Also, the Lynchburg Hillcats open up their 1999 campaign at historic city stadium tonight at seven against Winston-Salem.
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Have a safe weekend everybody. I'll see you again at six. [go to break]

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Patrick Evans is in a gambling mood today, maybe because he leaves for vacation tomorrow.
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But Patrick assures us that Monte Carlo night is a safe bet if you want to have fun and raise money for an important cause.
Patrick, what's Monte Carlo night all about?
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