[Kosovo]

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Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
NATO has hit Serbia's second-largest city and a chemical-manufacturing town in another day of air strikes.
Meantime, the Serbs have shut a major border corssing into Albania, severing ties with its southern Neighbor.
Lisa Hughes joins us live from Washington with the latest.
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((
YUGOSLAVIA TAKES ANOTHER POUNDING-- FOLLOWING A WEEKEND OF THE MOST INTENSE AIR STRIKES YET.
FIREFIGHTERS SPENT THE NIGHT PUTTING OUT FLAMES AT PRIME SERB TARGETS, INCLUDING A FACTORY POSSIBLY CONTAINING DEADLY CHEMICALS.
EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WAS ALSO REPORTED IN NOVI SAD-- WHERE NATO MISSILES BLEW UP A GOVERNMENT BUILDING.
((NAT SOUND))

SHOWING NO SIGNS OF BACKING DOWN, THE U-S IS SENDING 24 APACHE HELICOPTERS TO THE REGION.
MOST OF THEM WERE DUE TO ARRIVE IN ALBANIA TODAY, BUT THE FLIGHTS WERE CANCELED DUE TO BAD WEATHER.
PRESIDENT CLINTON IS ALSO GEARING UP FOR A NATO SUMMIT LATER THIS WEEK.
LEADERS HOPE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WILL SOLIDIFY SUPPORT FOR A MISSION THAT SO FAR INCLUDES NO GROUND TROOPS.
BUT THE IDEA OF AN AIR-ONLY CAMPAIGN IS LOSING STEAM ON CAPITAL HILL:

((SOT: SEN. ROBERT TORRICELLI/(D) NEW JERSEY))

"There is no precedent for an air war campaign acheiving a desired political result without the use of ground forces."
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MEANTIME, ETHNIC ALBANIANS CONTINUE TO MAKE THE DESPERATE PILGRIMAGE INTO NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES--
AT ONE POINT, LEAVING KOSOVO AT A RATE OF ONE-THOUSAND AN HOUR.
THE MOOD IS PARTICULARLY TENSE AT A MAJOR BORDER CROSSING TODAY.
THE SERBS CLOSED IT AFTER BREAKING OFF ALL TIES WITH ALBANIA.
BUT FOR THOSE NOW STUCK AT THE CROSSROADS, GETTING OUT REMAINS THE ONLY OPTION:

((SOT: REFUGEE))

"We have a right to live in the freedom. We don't deserve all the pain they are doing to us."))

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What started as a routine traffic stop of a suspected drunk driver ended with the fatal shooting of a motorist in Lynchburg.
Authorities say 31- year- old John Elrod Junior was a convicted habitual offender and was driving a car with two children when police stopped him Friday night.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( It happened in the 600 block of Top Ridge Road, just inside the city limits.
Two officers stopped John Elrod's car on suspicion of drunken driving.. the two children traveling with him were removed safely.. police then spent ten to fifteen minutes ordering Elrod out of his vehicle.
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((CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: THE OFFICERS REQUESTED THAT MR. ELROD EXIT THE VEHICLE BUT HE REFUSED TO DO SO. WHEN THE OFFICERS ATTEMPTED TO REMOVE MR. ELROD FROM THE VEHICLE HE REACHED TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SEAT AND GRABBED A HANDGUN.)) [RUNS14]
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Police say while Officer D.W. Black struggled with Elrod for possession of the gun it fired twice, one of the bullets struck Elrod in the side of the head, killing him.
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((BENNETT: WHEN SOMEONE PRODUCES A HANDGUN.. ..QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.)) [RUNS15]
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[Standup] ((Chief Bennett says their preliminary investigation shows the officers involved.. both who have been on the force less than five years.. acted properly during the entire incident. An autopsy should help answer some lingering questions about whether Elrod was intoxicated.. and who actually pulled the trigger on his gun. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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The Florida Everglades continue to burn out of control and the fires are expected to only get worse as hot and windy conditions move in.
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[4:10:31]
Some 70-thousand acres have already been destroyed.
The fire started Saturday on the western side of the Evergladse and fueled by shifting winds, quickly spread.
It came close to Interstate 75, forcing authorities to close the main coast to coast highway known as Alligator Alley.
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((Erin Albury, Florida Forestry Division: "We had two concerns, these powerlines which feed a good portion of South Florida and of course the smoke on interstate 75"))
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The highway remains closed this morning.

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Authorities are still investigating the cause of a fire at the former home of the real Dr.Pepper.
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The fire started around three o'clock yesterday afternoon and four hours later firefighters were still battling the flames.
The building is now called "The Rural Retreat Drug Store."
However, it's best known as the former home of Dr. Charles Pepper--the man for whom the soft drink was named.
There were no injuries, however the town's fire chief said much of the soft drink's early memorabilia was lost.
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[E-Internet-Alcohol]


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Attorney General Mark Earley is speaking out about minors having access to alcohol on-line.
He's urging Congress to pass legislation to stop it. Joy Sutton has more.
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((MARK EARLEY/ATTORNEY GENERAL: PARENTS NEED TO KNOW THAT THEIR CHILDREN HAVE ACCESS TO THIS KIND OF THING. PART OF IT IS HAVING THE RIGHT KIND OF LAWS AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL TO BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH IT.))
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With the simple click of the mouse...a minor can log onto a site that sells alcohol...use the parents credit card and have the alcohol delivered to their house or a friends house within 28 to 48 hours.
Crystal Lovejoy is a parent...she says the idea of alcohol being so easily accessible is frightening.
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((CRYSTAL LOVEJOY/PARENT: IT'S REALLY SCARY THE THINGS THAT CHILDREN CAN SEE AND GET ACCESS THROUGH IT.))
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Sarah Fullerton a teenager from Massachusetts says there definitely needs to be regulations.
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((SARAH FULLERTON: I KNOW WHERE I LIVE THERE IS A LOT OF PARTIES WITH ALCOHOL AND STUFF. IF KIDS ARE ACCESSING ALCOHOL MORE EASY THAT'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF DRUNK DRIVING AND RECKLESS PARTIES AND STUFF..IT'S DANGEROUS.))
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The state of Virginia already has a law against selling alcohol to minors over the internet.
But, Earley is now pushing Congress to enact similar legislation on the federal level.
As chairman of the group, "Americans for Responsible Access to Alcohol" he's already taken his case before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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((MARK EARLEY/ATTORNEY GENERAL: PRIMARLY WHAT WE WANT IS SOMETHING TO MAKE SURE THAT MINORS..JUST AS WHEN THEY WALK INTO A RETAILER..HAVE TO HAVE PROPER IDENTIFICATION.)) ))
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Joy Sutton, News 7.
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Countries from all over the world were represented in yesterday's Local Colors celebration.
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Participants marched proud and united...each showing off their country's native dress.
Germany....Croatia... Korea... and Bangledash...were four of the more than 30 countries represented.
But the celebration almost didn't happen this year.
Pearl Fu, the Local Colors director, briefly resigned last year due to funding problems.
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((PEARL FU/LOCAL COLORS DIR. ORGANIZER: IT BECAME TOO OVERWHELMING..THAT'S WHY I SORT OF RESIGNED..BUT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR COMMUNITY AND JUSTICE STEPPED IN AND ADOPTED LOCAL COLORS AND GAVE IT A LOT OF SUPPORT SO WE'RE HAVING IT AGAIN))
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There was plenty of food on hand...to tantalize even the most exotic appetites.
One of the highlights of this year's festival was the American Indian village which included a tee-pee.
Sharon Hudson of the Shawnee Nation says events like this help to dispel ignorance.
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(( SHARON HUDSON/SHAWNEE NATION: IF WE CAN JUST LET ONE PERSON LEAVE WITH A TAD BIT OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ANY OF THE CULTURES THAT'S HERE TODAY . I THINK WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED A GREAT DEAL.))
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This is the 9th annual Local Colors Celebration.
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The William Fleming band marched through the competition in Georgia this weekend.
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The students came home early this morning from a trip to Atlanta, where they went up against bands from several states.
And they brought home NINE trophies.
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((JOHN WRIGHT/BAND DIRECTOR: THIS IS THE MOST AWARDS ANY BAND I'VE EVER HAD HAS RACKED UP AT ONE TIME IN COMPETITION. EVERYTHING WE ENTERED WE WON SOMETHING IN, SO THAT'S NICE.))
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The Colonels placed first in the parade competition, second for drum line and third in concert band.
The flag girls, drum line and drum majors also picked up best in show awards.
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[Youth-Governor]


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Virginia's new Youth Governor is from Lynchburg. Mark Schweitzer, a junior from Heritage High school, won a two way race over the weekend defeating a student from Exmore. As youth governor, Schweitzer will preside over next year's Model General Assembly.
He was sworn in yesterday by Chief Justice Harry Carrico of the Virginia Supreme Court.
About 725 students attended the Y-M-C-A-sponsored event at the state capitol. [2-HEADLINES]
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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It's daylight in Yugoslavia, where the people are once again assessing the damage from another night of NATO air strikes.
NATO bombs hit Serbia's .second-largest city and a chemical-manufacturing town.
Meantime, Yugoslavia has shut the main border crossing for refugees heading into Albania. Belgrade accuses Albania of supporting ``aggression.''
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

Dry, hot and windy weather is working against firefighters in Florida where more wildfires are expected. Firefighters are trying to control a 70-thousand-acre blaze in the Everglades. Nearly 25-hundred fires have burned 130-thousand acres in the state this year.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


and the "great one" packs up his skates for the last time.
Wayne Gretzky played his last game as a pro hockey player sunday.
The league also retired his lucky number, 99.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on this .
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News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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NATO air strikes are unrelenting... this time targeting a chemical plant and a major government building in Yugoslavia.
This new wave of attacks comes after a weekend of the most intense bombing yet.
Meantime, the Serbs have closed a major border crossing into Albania, after severing leaving tens of thousands of fleeing ethnic Albanians stuck at the border.. with no place to go.
Lisa Hughes reports from Washington.
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(( YUGOSLAVIA TAKES ANOTHER POUNDING-- FOLLOWING A WEEKEND OF THE MOST INTENSE AIR STRIKES YET.
FIREFIGHTERS SPENT THE NIGHT PUTTING OUT FLAMES AT PRIME SERB TARGETS, INCLUDING A FACTORY POSSIBLY CONTAINING DEADLY CHEMICALS.
EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WAS ALSO REPORTED IN NOVI SAD-- WHERE NATO MISSILES BLEW UP A GOVERNMENT BUILDING.
((NAT SOUND))

SHOWING NO SIGNS OF BACKING DOWN, THE U-S IS SENDING 24 APACHE HELICOPTERS TO THE REGION.
MOST OF THEM WERE DUE TO ARRIVE IN ALBANIA TODAY, BUT THE FLIGHTS WERE CANCELED DUE TO BAD WEATHER.
PRESIDENT CLINTON IS ALSO GEARING UP FOR A NATO SUMMIT LATER THIS WEEK.
LEADERS HOPE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WILL SOLIDIFY SUPPORT FOR A MISSION THAT SO FAR INCLUDES NO GROUND TROOPS.
BUT THE IDEA OF AN AIR-ONLY CAMPAIGN IS LOSING STEAM ON CAPITAL HILL:

((SOT: SEN. ROBERT TORRICELLI/(D) NEW JERSEY))

"There is no precedent for an air war campaign acheiving a desired political result without the use of ground forces."
((NAT SOUND))

MEANTIME, ETHNIC ALBANIANS CONTINUE TO MAKE THE DESPERATE PILGRIMAGE INTO NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES--
AT ONE POINT, LEAVING KOSOVO AT A RATE OF ONE-THOUSAND AN HOUR.
THE MOOD IS PARTICULARLY TENSE AT A MAJOR BORDER CROSSING TODAY.
THE SERBS CLOSED IT AFTER BREAKING OFF ALL TIES WITH ALBANIA.
BUT FOR THOSE NOW STUCK AT THE CROSSROADS, GETTING OUT REMAINS THE ONLY OPTION:

((SOT: REFUGEE))

"We have a right to live in the freedom. We don't deserve all the pain they are doing to us."))

[Congress-returns]


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A Congressional delegation returned to the United States late last night after a three-day visit to the Balkans.

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[4:03:37] The bi-partisan delegation traveled to Germany, Italy, Albania, Macedonia and Belgium.
The Senators and Congressmen met with US Armed Forces at NATO bases in Germany and Italy, visited refugees in camps in Albania and Macedonia and held meetings with NATO officials in Belgium.
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(( Rep. Hoyer: In Macedonia the crisis is of great magnitude, greater than anything we have seen since the Second World War.
-SOT Sen. Biden: Speed is of the essence, speed in getting supplies to

NATO, speed in helping the refugees and continued cohesion in Nato. ))

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[SUPER=01-Sen. Joseph Biden/(D) Delaware;]
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Congress, meantime, is getting ready to debate how to pay for the conflict in Kosovo.

Congress will also likely take up the issue of sending in ground troops.[2E-L'burg-Shooting]


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A routine traffic stop ended with the fatal shooting of a motorist in Lynchburg.
Authorities say 31- year- old John Elrod Junior was a convicted habitual offender and was driving a car with two children when police stopped him Friday night.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( It happened in the 600 block of Top Ridge Road, just inside the city limits.
Two officers stopped John Elrod's car on suspicion of drunken driving.. the two children traveling with him were removed safely.. police then spent ten to fifteen minutes ordering Elrod out of his vehicle.
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((CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: THE OFFICERS REQUESTED THAT MR. ELROD EXIT THE VEHICLE BUT HE REFUSED TO DO SO. WHEN THE OFFICERS ATTEMPTED TO REMOVE MR. ELROD FROM THE VEHICLE HE REACHED TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SEAT AND GRABBED A HANDGUN.)) [RUNS14]
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Police say while Officer D.W. Black struggled with Elrod for possession of the gun it fired twice, one of the bullets struck Elrod in the side of the head, killing him.
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((BENNETT: WHEN SOMEONE PRODUCES A HANDGUN.. ..QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=quickly as possible.]

[Standup] ((Chief Bennett says their preliminary investigation shows the officers involved.. both who have been on the force less than five years.. acted properly during the entire incident. An autopsy should help answer some lingering questions about whether Elrod was intoxicated.. and who actually pulled the trigger on his gun. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Today marks the four year anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U-S soil.
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[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City/April 19, 1995;]

[4:36:34]
On April 19th, 19-95, a massive car bomb exploded outside Alfred P. Murrah federal office building in Oklahoma city, killing 168.
The dead including scores of children who were cared for in the buildings daycare facilit.
More than 400 were injured.
Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were arrested days later as suspects in the bombing and were later convicted in the bombing in separate trials.
McVeigh received the death penalty.

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State Officials have added safety signs to Virginia's Interstate rest stops. They are the latest part of a campaign that grew out of a several high-profile crimes at rest stops, including robberies and slayings in Prince William and Montgomery counties.

The signs list safety tips and provide toll-free phone numbers to report crime. [E-WebWatch]


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People worried about internet privacy will be interested in an upcoming lawsuit, and a new website promises to clear up the clutter of internet search engines.
Eric Earnhart has more in this week's Webwatch.
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Shoney's has filed a lawsuit against an anonymous person who posed as a company executive and posted negative messages about the business on a Yahoo message board.
Shoney's lawyers want a judge to force yahoo to reveal the poster's identity.
The company says it doesn't want to stop free speech, but wants to know who's speaking.
Smarterkids-dot-com wants to help you help your kids learn. The educationonal shopping site has a free learning survey. Enter your child's age and grade, and answer several questions about their personality.
The site tells you what learning catetory they fit into, and how you can help them achieve their full potential.
A new website is trying to cut through the cluttered response generated by search engines.
Phrase your search in the form of a question, and
"Ask Jeeves" is supposed to serve you what you want...
So we asked Jeeves, where can we buy ties online?
With three clicks, Jeeves took us to the internet's biggest shirt warehouse, where we did, in fact, find some nice ties for sale... Thankyou Jeeves.

For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website at WDBJ7-dot-com.))

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It was a creepy-crawler kind of day at the Mill Mountain Zoo.
The zoo kicked-off its "Zoobilation for Conservation Festival".
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The zoo had more than 100 animals on display, yesterday....
But the insects took the lime light...in a new exhibit called "Windows Into Another World".
Dozens of kids turned out to see the animals and to get a ride on the zoo-choo train.
But what animal did kids like most?
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((MY FAVORITE IS THE LLAMA..(WHY DO YOU LIKE THE LLAMA)..IT'S BIG))
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Kids also got a chance to learn about conservation and electricity.
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[Local-Recap]
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[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A routine traffic stop turned deadly in Lynchburg Friday night.
Two officers stopped 31 year old John Elrod's car on suspicion of drunk driving.
Police say Elrod refused to exit his vehicle. When the officers tried to remove him he grabbed a handgun.
While Officer D.W. Black struggled with Elrod for possession of the gun it fired twice, one of the bullets struck Elrod in the side of the head, killing him.
Chief Charles Bennett says their preliminary investigation shows both officers acted properly during the entire incident.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Virginia already has a law against selling alchohol to minors over the internet, but now Attorney General Mark Early is urging Congress to pass similar legislation on the federal level.
Early is the chairman of the group, "Americans for Responsible Access to Alcohol" and he's already taken his case before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


More than 30 countries were represented in yesterday's 9-th annual Local Colors celebration in Downtown Roanoke.
Participants marched in their country's native dress. Germany Croatia, Korea and Bangledesh were some of the participating countries.
One of the highlights of this year's festival was the American Indian village which included a tee-pee.
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