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A day after the deadliest school shooting in U-S history, authorities are STILL combing Columbine High for bombs and booby traps.
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And a man charged in a local double murder learns his verdict.
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Parts of western and central Virginia get rainshowers today. Tomorrow everyone will have warm conditions. Details just ahead.

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On health check -- A new outreach program is preparing some health care students for the medical workforce.
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And these Radford University professors aren't just clowning around -- they're proving laughter really is the best medicine.
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The horror stories of yesterday's school massacre -
Today tears and flowers at Columbine High school.
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Police continue making their way through the school- where 15 people died including the two gunmen- 12 other students and one teacher..
Federal agents are still scouring the building for explosives- before they'll be able to remove the bodies.
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Drew Levinson is live in Littleton Colorado tonight with more from a late afternoon press conference.
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(( WORDS CAN'T DESCRIBE THE HURT FELT IN LITTLETON TODAY. THE WOUNDS FROM YESTERDAY'S MASSACRE ARE STILL TOO RAW. Though flowers won't mask the pain here they are a first step toward what will be long healing process.
STUDENT, "I DIDN'T GO TO BED, I JUST THOUGHT ABOUT IT, THAT'S ALL YOU COULD DO. YOU COULD JUST SIT THERE AND THINK ABOUT IT ALL NIGHT LONG. AND IF YOU'RE NOT SAFE AT YOUR SCHOOL YOU'RE NOT SAFE ANYWHERE." TUESDAY TERROR RAINED INSIDE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL AS TWO TEENAGERS LOADED DOWN WITH GUNS AND EXPLOSIVES OPENED FIRE KILLING 13, THE THEY TURNED THE GUNS ON THWELSELVBES.
THE SHOOTERS... IDENTIFIED AS ERIC HARRIS AND DYLAB KLEBPLD WERE MEMBERS OF AN OUTCAST GROUP KNOW AS THE TRECNHCOAT MAFIA. AFTER FINDING ABOUT THIRTY EXPLOSIVE DEVICES IN THE SCHOOL, IN THE SHOOTER'S VEHICLES AND POSSIBLY AT THEIR RESIDENCES... POLICE ARE PROCEEDING WITH EXTREME CAUTION.
STEVE DAVIS, JEFFERSON CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT. "WE ARE LEAVING OPEN AT POSSIBILITY THAT OUR INVESTIGATION SHOWS US THAT ANYONE ELSE IS INVOLVED IN PLANNING THE INCIDENT.
ALL THE CARS IN THE SCHOOL PARKING LOT WERE SEARCHED TODAY BY FBI AGENTS LOOKING FOR BOMBS ON TIMING DEVICES.
AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL, THE FATHER OF ONE VICTIM EXPRESSED THANKS THAT HIS SON IS STILL ALIVE. RICK CASTALDO, FATHER OF WOUNDED STUDENT "EVEN THOUGH MY SON STILL HAS A BULLET IN HIM, HE'S IN THE HOSPITAL, HE'S IN CRITICAL.. I STILL FEEL FORTUNATE SOME PEOPLE WEREN'T AS FORTUNATE. LEVINSON STANDUP CLOSE))
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One local boy known for wearing black and a trenchcoat came under siege at school today.
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John Fidler says even though he left the trenchcoat at home and wore blue jeans today -- the teasing started as soon as he walked into Northside High School.
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((JOHN FIDLER/SALEM STUDENT: THEY SAID LOOK IT'S THE TRENCHCOT MAFIA IN DISGUISE. KEEP IT DOWN. THEY MAY BE TRYING TO FIND OUT STUFF ON US.))
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So Fidler asked his mother to take him home, saying he wanted to avoid a fight.
She says her son has worn black since he was a child.
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((A LOT OF PEOPLE RELATE IT TO THE CULT. BUT WE'RE SOUTHERN BAPTISTS, WE'RE NOT CULTISTS. I'VE NEVER SEEN ANY SIGNS FROM HIM. HE LOVES ANIMALS AND HE LOVES HIS FRIENDS.))
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The school principal says he cannot comment until he speaks to Fidler's mother.
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The verdict is in in the capital murder trial of Andre Evans in Bedford.
After two and a half days of testimony, a judge has found Evans guilty of capital murder for fatally shooting 2 men in September 1997.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us live from Bedford.
Steve how did the judge reach his verdict?
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A 20-year tenant of Roanoke's Towers Mall could be leaving.
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S and S Cafeteria has not renewed its lease.
The mall's leasing agent says the cafeteria will close on June first.
S and S says it would like to find a way to stay in Roanoke.
Also at Towers ... Mae's Fabric store is going out of business.
And in the next couple of weeks, a new pizza place will open.
There also are plans to put new stores where the theater used to be.
The mall's leasing agent said this is all part of a retail evolution.
And she would like a nationally recognized clothing store to move into the cafeteria's space once S and S moves out.

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Coming up on News 7 at 5 - plenty of food and even more campaigning.
Virginia lawmakers across the state are at the annual shad planking.
We'll have a live report.
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And NATO sends in Apache Helicopters- as the strikes continue over the former Yugoslavia.
The number of attacks is now doubled from when the mission first began.
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Millions of people suffer from it - but few talk about it.
Now a new device is making life a little easier for bladder incontinence patients.
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And Patrick checks out a bus stop- on stage. Stay with us. [sponsor]
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The first Apache helicopters arrived in Albania today-
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It is the next phase of the air campaign- one that the Pentagon says will take NATO's fight close to the ground, but will also increase the risk of U-S casualties.
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((JOE LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: WE HAVE SAID WE NEED TO PRESIST WITH THE AIR COMPAIGN. THIS IS THE OPTION WE BELIEVE, WE ARE HIGHLY CONFIDENT IT WILL GET US TO OUR MILITARY OBJECTIVE IF WE PERSIST WE WILL PREVAIL.))
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Tonight late word from Washington that Kosovo Refugees will come to the United States rather than to the U-S naval base at Guantanomo Bay Cuba.
Up two 20 thousand Kosovo Alabanians could be housed in the U-S.
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It's shad planking day in the woods of Eastern Virginia.
And while all 140 General Assembly seats are on ballots around Virginia this fall - the Commonwealth's premiere political picnic is focusing on the future.
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Ellen Qualls is in Wakefield where the Ruritans are serving up the shad.
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The curtain's about to rise for a new theatre production in town-
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Patrick Evans has more from center stage. [Take Patrick LIVE Full]
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You might say "The Bus Stops here". We're talking about the play Bus Stop, which arrives at Virginia Western Community College this weekend.
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Patrick Evans is on site at Whitman Auditorium where the play will be performed, and is joined today by the director of the new production.
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Still ahead - they're singing and dancing and getting gigs in their golden years.
A little later, we'll introduce you to a group of elderly women no one would mistake for little old ladies.
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Next on health check -- Lewis-Gale Medical Center is helping
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health care students at Virginia Western Community College stay ahead of the fast paced changes in new treatments.
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((DR. MARK EMICK/VWCC PRESIDENT ASST.: WE NEED TO CONSTANTLY UPGRADE AND ADD TO OUT CIRRICULAR OFFERING TO OUR STUDENTS AND TO THE COMMUNITY.))
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A 50-thousand dollar grant is helping Virginia Western Community College begin a new health technology outreach program.
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The funding from Lewis-Gale Medical Center allows the college to train students in the dental hygiene clinic, radiography, and nursing school in the latest state of the art medical technology. The grant will help students like Jennifer Barger develop skills to improve health care in the Roanoke Valley.
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((JENNIFER BARGER/DENTAL HYGIENE STUDENT: WE WORK ON A LOT OF CLIENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. EVERYTHING THAT WE PROVIDE HERE IS FREE SO WE GET A LOT OF VARIETY IN OUR PATIENTS HERE, SO WE LEARN ABOUT HOW TO TREAT OUR PATIENTS, HOW PATIENTS CAN DIFFER FROM PERSON TO PERSON AND WE FOCUS ON THAT MOSTLY.))
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[vo-nat] the first phase of the program is an assessment of local health care needs.
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((MARK EMICK/VWCC PRESIDENT ASST.: IT IS OUR HOPE THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO INTERNSHIPS, PROVIDE ON THE JOB ACCESS TO THESE REALLY SPECIALIZED AREAS OF DIAGNOSTIC WORK, SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, OF THE KINDS OF PROGRAMS THAT WE SEE THAT DIDN'T EXIST FIVE YEARS AGO.))
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The health care classes do rotations at all private and public hospitals and clinic's in the Roanoke Valley including, the VA Medical Center and the Roanoke City Health Department.
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There's new hope on the medical front for bladder incontinence patients.
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More than 13-million people are affected by the disorder.
For most patients, drugs and behavior modification provide relief.
But for over 600-thousand, conventional therapy just doesn't work.
For them, a new device could be the answer.
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((DR. STEVEN KAPLAN: ANYTHING THAT GIVES AN OPTION TO THOSE PATIENTS SAYING THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO... I THINK IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT.))
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It's called "Inter-Stem Therapy", and until yesterday it was approved only for limited use.
The therapy uses a device much like a pacemaker that's implanted under the skin near the hip or back.
The unit is programmed to send electrical impulses that control bladder function.
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Two Radford University faculty members believe clowning around can help the elderly.
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Clowns "Maggie-May" and "Clara" bring humor to the Friendship Manor Health Care Center. Using hats, bubbles and hoola-hoops the women hope to temporarily heal some of the residents.
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[02:28:46] ((JILL SMELTZER/ RADFORD SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK: HUMOR HAS BEEN PROVEN TO HELP WITH CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM AND ALSO HELP WITH BLOOD PRESSURE AND OTHER AILMENTS.))
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Serious health problems confront some Friendship Manor residents - but they were all smiles during today's festivities.
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Thank you lady's and good afternoon everyone welcome to the Wednesday 2 minute ticker.
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With 8 games left in the regular season, The New York Knicks are making a change in the front office.
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The changes involve President and general manager Ernie Grunfeld. He is being reassigned within the organization and stripped of his power.
Dave Checketts, president of Madison Square Garden, will be the teams general manager for the final 8 games of the regular season.
The Knicks are 21 and 21 and could miss the N-B-A Playoffs for the first time in over a decade.
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The 61st Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic tees off tomorrow in Greensboro.
Today, Mike Stevens caught up with the defending champ, a TV star, and a familiar face from the valley.
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We'll hear from the Express tonight at six as they get ready for game three against Chesapeake.
Take care everybody. [go to break]

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If you think growing older means slowing down, there are some west coast ladies who want to change your mind.
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Meet the Rhinestone Cowgirls.
These 4 women range in age from 59 to 75 - and they're adding a little spice to the entertainment scene around La Mesa, California.
They sing, they dance, they do a little comedy, and they'll even do a lap dance every now and then.
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((ADRIENNE AVALLONE-HART/RHINESTONE COWGIRL: WE'RE GRANDMAS WHO DECIDED WE DIDN'T WANNA SPEND OUR GOLDEN YEARS KNITTING, WATCHING GRANDKIDS, OR SITTING IN A ROCKING CHAIR.))
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The cowgirls came together in a dance class.
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