[Plane-Crash]

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The search for answers regarding yesterday's fatal plane crash in Montgomery County is now underway. An investigator with the National Transportaion Saafety Board arrived at the crash site about an hour ago.
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Teresa Hamilton is near the crash site in Shawsville and joins us now.
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[Allen]


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19 months befor voters will pick their next U-S senator, former Governor George Allen cleared the Republican decks. In some polls, Allen is already the front runner to knock out the democratic incumbant, Senator Chuck Robb.

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Ellen Qualls is in Charlottesville where Allen annouced his candidacy today

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[L'burg-Dems]


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In Lynchburg, it's the Democrats who are trying to regain a STATE Senate seat they lost four years ago.
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Former C-I-A officer John Campbell announced today he'll run for the 23rd District Senate seat in central Virginia.

Incumbent Republican Steve Newman is expected to seek re- election.
Campbell says the district needs a senator who won't be an "errand boy" for big money special interest groups.
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((JOHN CAMPBELL/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: IT IS TIME FOR NEW LEADERSHIP TO HELP THIS COMMUNITY REACH ITS FULL ECONOMIC POTENTIAL, FULFILL ITS NEEDS, PRESERVE ITS HISTORIC CHARACTER, EXPLOIT THE CUTTING EDGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND PUT THE INTERESTS OF ITS CITIZENS FIRST.))
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If elected, Campbell says using lottery money for education and H-M-O reform will be his top priorities.
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[Bryant]


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Former antique dealer Clyde S. Bryant has admittied to defrauding millions of dollars.
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As part of a plea agreement, Bryant will plead guilty to money laundering and wire fraud at a May 17-th hearing in U-S District court in Roanoke.
Federal prosecutors will ask that Bryant be sentenced to five years in prison and be forced to repay his victims 2-point-5 million dollars.
In September, Prosecutors said the money was allegedly used to pay for Bryant's personal expenses and gambling debts.
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[Kosovo]


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Reports out of Serbia say Serb forces have crossed the border into Albania...
And that they've captured a village there.
If it's true, this raises the stakes in NATO'S war.
And the United States says there will be serious consequences.
Lee Cowan has the latest from the White House.
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[Goodlatte]


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Several lawmakers are speaking about the possibilty of ground troops.
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte says he doesn't think its worth the danger.
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[10:05:12,Valley-Bank] ((REP. GOODLATTE: WHILE WE MAY BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH MORE WITH GROUND TROOPS, I WOULD HATE TO SEE AMERICAN LIVES LOST IN THIS MATTER. AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS TO DEVELOP AN EXIT STRATEGY AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TO ACCOMPLISH AS MUCH AS WE CAN AND THEN BRING OUR TROOPS OUT OF THERE AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN. ))
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Representative Rick Boucher did not say where he stands on the use of ground troops, but offered his support for the current mission.
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[10:18:05, Donnelley-Boucher] ((REP. BOUCHER: WELL I'M NOT GOING TO OFFER MILITARY ADVICE TO THE NATO PLANNERS OR TO THE PENTAGON. I CAN SAY THAT WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE FOREMOST IN SUPPORT TO OUR TROOPS IN THE FIELD, I WILL CERTAINLY PROVIDE.))
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The Congressmen both say they support our troops. But it's Goodlatte who stresses a quick end to the crisis.


[Kevorkian]


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He could spend the rest of his life in jail...
He could be put on probation.
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Doctor Jack Kevorkian should learn his fate today...after being convicted of second-degree murder for the death broadcast on "60 Minutes."
Kevorkian was convicted last September.
He injected Thomas Youk, who was suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease, with a lethal dose of drugs.
Kevorkian also videotaped the death, and challenged prosecutors to convict him.
He has maintained that there's nothing wrong with helping someone end his own life when he's suffering as much as Youk was.
Kevorkian has said he will starve himself to death if he's forced to spend time in prison.
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[Jenny-Jones]


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In the same Pontiac, Michigan courthouse ... Jenny Jones is back on the witness stand.
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The talk show host is facing tough questions from lawyers representing the family of Scott Amedure.
He was killed after an appearance on Jones' show.
His family sued...
Accusing Jones and her producers of driving a guest to murder Amedure.
Jonathan Schmitz was convicted of the killing three days after he appeared on the program in 1995.
On that program, Amedure revealed he was sexually attracted to Schmitz.
Amedure's family wants 50-million dollars.
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[Crane-Fire]


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The firefighter who made that daring helicopter rescue in Atlanta yesterday says he's not a hero.
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Matt Mosely was dangling from a helicopter.
The pictures were on TVs nationwide.
Viewers watched Mosely as he was lowered into a raging fire to save a construction worker stranded atop a 250-foot crane.
Mosely said he was just doing his job when he hooked Ivers Simms to a harnes and carried him to safety.
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((MATT MOSELY/FIREFIGHTER: YOU REALLY JUST FOCUS ... JUST GET IT DONE.///////IVERS SIMMS: THANK, YOU MATT, FOR YOUR COURAGE. .... I'D LIKE TO MEET YOU PERSONALLY AND THANK YOU, TOO.))
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Simms was treated for smoke inhalation and heat expsoure.
He said he'll go back to his job after taking some time off.
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[Food-Bank]


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A local food bank is declaring independence.
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[98-45, 00:02:44] The Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank is breaking away from its parent organization... Total Action Against Poverty. Second Harvest has been under the organization since it was created in 1981. Becoming independent now means it will have to increase its personal funding campaign. This may require local corporations to play a larger role in the Bank's success. A public announcement is scheduled for Thursday.
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Winds are still gusty today, but nothing like what some folks saw yesterday.
In Carroll County, two tractor trailers were blown over almost simultaneously on Interstate 77.
State Police say wind gusts were clocked at as much as 127 miles per hour in the area.
No one was injured in either accident.

[Tree-House]


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The blustery breezes also caused problems for some people in a Roanoke County home.
Yesterday, winds knocked down an oak tree in the 24-hundred block of Loch Haven Drive.
The tree smashed into the roof of a log house under renovation, and shook up the people and pets inside.
No one was hurt.
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[Express]


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The Express left its troubles back in the regular season.
After going oh-and-four against Dayton prior to the playoffs, Roanoke is now headed into the Kelly Cup's second round-- after winning the series with the Bombers three games to one.
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The Express jumped out to the early lead. Tim Christian's attempt from way back finds the net. Express up one- nothing.
Roanoke added another goal in the first period. Chad Spur lets loose with this shot, which winds up being the game winner.
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Daniel Berthiaume had 40 saves on the night, holding Dayton scoreless for two periods. The Express goes on to win the game four to one, and Roanoke wins the series three games to one.
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The Express now advances to meet Chesapeake in the next round. That series will begin at the Roundhouse this Friday night.

[Brand]


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Duke center Elton Brand is foregoing his final two years of eligibility and is headed for the NBA draft.
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The associated press confirmed last night that Brand will make the announcement at a press conference tomorrow.
The All-American won several player-of-the-year honors. He averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds on the way to the N-C-A-A championship game.
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Brand isn't the only sophomore expected to leave school early.
St. John's Ron Artest will announce today that he's turning pro. The 6-7 forward averaged 14 and a half points a game, while leading the Red

Storm to the N-C-A-A elite eight.[UVa]


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Patrick Kerney has come a long way since reaching U-V-A on a lacrosse scholarship.
Chances are the defensive end will be a first round selection in the upcoming NFL Draft.
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The six foot six inch All-American has beefed up to nearly 270 pounds.
He's spent much of the spring season working out for NFL scouts in Charlottesville - impressing them with not only his strength but his speed.
It's hard for Kerney to believe he may soon be an instant millionaire.
After all, he started out as a walk on his first year.
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Kerney has been showcasing his skills for the scouts along with teammates Antonio Dingle and linebacker Wali Rainer.
The Redskins are keeping an eye on all three players, and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan personally worked them out in Charlottesville.
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Fellow UVA standout Anthony Poindexter has been rehabbing his reconstructed knee in San Francisco. He says he's only up to 70 percent, but still hopes to be drafted.


[Redskins]


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Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos says he may put together a new bid for the Washington Redskins.
Angelos is reportedly considering offering 625 Million dollars for the team.
The Redskins are in limbo after NFL owners refused to support a bid by Howard Milstein.


[Avalanche]


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Cold weather didn't cool down the Avalanche bats on the Salem diamond.
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Fans bundled up to get their first glimpse of the Kinston Indians and former major league pitcher Jamie Brewington.

And the Indians would jump out to a one- nothing lead. Mike Edwards sends this Mark Difelice pitch high over the left field wall.
But the Avalanche made a comeback in the third. Gilbert Vidal (VEE-dal)doubles to right with the bases loaded. Three runs score and Salem goes up five-two.
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Vidal comes home later in the inning on a sacrifice fly by Andres Mitchell. The Avalanche ups its record to 3 and 2 with the 9-to-4 win.
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[Andretti]


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John Andretti's fourth- place finish at Bristol will stand.
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After the race, NASCAR officials suspected the compression ratio on the Petty Pontiac's engine's cylinders exceeded the maximum 12-to-1 ratio.
But yesterday, NASCAR said the engine is OK and Andretti's top 5 stands.
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And don't forget another NASCAR 99 racing special is coming up this Saturday night at 7. Join News 7 sports for a preview of this Sunday's Goody's Body Pain 500 at Martinsville. (-------------)