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Next on News 7 at 5, as school systems across the country have to deal with bomb threats and other disruptions,
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a local student in trouble with the law says a bomb threat at Patrick Henry High School was just a joke.
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Another batch of showers are set to move in tonight. The latest radar pictures coming up.

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In medical news -- How can breast milk help babies breathe easier later in life?
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And some parents believe a new item in Happy Meals is dangerous for children.
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((OFFICERS HAVE TOLD US IT WAS A HOAX. BUT YOU NEVER KNOW. ))
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When a bomb scare is called in officials don't know if it's real- That's forcing evacations of schools all across the nation including here at home.
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It was a day of false alarms around America.
Nervous schools officials and police evacuated thousands of kids after bogus bomb threats-
The Washington DC School district cleared out 146 schools- 75 thousand students in all.
Cathy Moss has more.
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((This scene is playing out all over the country -- parents rushing to schools to retrieve their kids -- after phony bomb threats force evacuations. At this high school in suburban Atlanta, as in many other communities, parents' nerves are on edge. PARENT: I'm so happy I just got to take him home
In Washington D.C. for the second straight day -- thousands of students were evacuated after an anonymous caller warned of a bomb being placed in a school. Police collected evidence carefully from the street payphone where the call had been made, but no suspect and no bomb was ever found.
In Sanford, Maine,this week -- students making a fashion statement were told to shed the black coats they had worn to school-- but they refused and had to go home. Student: The kids have seen us. They know we're not neo-naze -- not racist -- no farm whatsoever.
And in Michigan -- fallout in several cities. Cadillac public schools were closed after a teen allegedly posted a violent threat on the internet. In lansing, although there were no injuries -- a student was taken into police custody after exploding three homemade bombs on school proberty.
In all cases -- school officials and police are playing it safe. REGINALD BALLARD, JR., HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: We must make sure we take everything seriously. But taking everything seriously is taking a psychological toll on parents and kids across the country. CATHY MOSS FOR CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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Here at home, another high school is dealing with threats of violence.
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More than 100 students were absent from school at Allegheny High today- and parents arrived all morning to sign their children out of school.
It's all in response to a rumor that someone posted a "hit list" on the Internet.
This list allegedly had the names of some high profile students that would be in danger if they came to school. The sheriff and extra deputies were at the school today.
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Students who remained in school today say they feel safe, but want the rumors to stop. Police and school administrators are taking each rumor seriously.
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The school says two students were involved with creating the threats and disturbances. The students have been suspended for disrupting the eduation program.
Meanwhile at Hidden Valley Junior High school - a bomb threat this morning forced the evacuation of students for about 20 minutes.

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In Roanoke, the student accused of making a bomb threat at Patrick Henry High School yesterday appeared in juvenile court today.
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Sixteen year old Jason Woodson says it was just a joke. He was suspended for 10 days.
The prank prompted school officials to evacuate 240 students at P-H.
Woodson says the threat must not have been taken very seriously- -at first- -because, he says, it took an hour and a half for the teacher to report it... and for the building to be evacuated. Students were out of class for about 45 minutes.
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Woodson was charged with communicating a threat and disrupting school.

He was released last night after posting 3-thousand dollars bond. [5-Kosovo]


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More reservists are being called to duty to help in the Kosovo fight.
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The President has authorized the deployment of 33 thousand more troops-
The Air force is activating 21 hundred reservists including the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve-
Meanwhile today a doctor visited the three U-S prisoners of war- saying they're in satisfactory condition.
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The Yugoslav Government has reportedly promised the Red Cross regular access to the prisoners.
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A judge in Wythe County gets hikers back on path. We'll explain after this break,
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And students in Floyd County get to see the results of their hard work with John Glenn's mission on the Space Shuttle.
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More bad news for apparel workers in southside.
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Pluma, a fleecewear and T-shirt maker, has announced that it's closing two sewing plants in Chatham and Altavista.
The company estimates that as many as 330 workers will be laid off by July.
Officials at Pluma say the company was losing money and that they had to use apparel workers in Mexico and Honduras to cut costs.
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((ROSE OWEN/PLUMA EMPLOYEE: I KNOW THE COMPANIES HAVE TO DO THIS TO KEEP UP WITH ECONOMIC TIMES AND ALL, BUT US AS SEWERS, AND OPERATORS, WE TOOK PRIDE IN OUR WORK, TO HAVE GOOD QUALITY WORK AND ALL AND I JUST FEEL THAT WE'RE GETTING THE RAW END OF THE DEAL BY EVERYTHING GOING OVERSEAS AND LEAVING US WITH NOTHING TO TURN TO. ))
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Tonight at 6, we'll tell you if there's any hope of future sewing jobs for these laid off workers.

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All 57- miles of the New River Trail is now open.
Until today, a two mile stretch through Wythe County had been blocked off because of legal battles.
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Norfolk Southern donated the abandoned rail right of way to the state for use as a trail.
But several property owners have fought the state saying the land was supposed to revert back to its previous owners or their heirs if it were abandoned.
Today a judge was expected to decide who actually owns the land but the property owners had NOT secured attorneys.


So the judge issued a temporary order to allow folks to use the trail until the issue is resolved at a later date.


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A trial date has been set for June 21st.


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When the Space Shuttle Discovery left Cape Canaveral last October, John Glenn's return to space garnered most of the headlines.
But the shuttle also carried experiments designed by students in Floyd County, and today they're taking a closer look at the results.
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Joe Dashiell watched the launch with the students at Blue Mountain School, and he's there again this afternoon. Joe, what have they discovered?
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Jean, the students were trying to measure the effects of microgravity, and extreme temperature changes on ordinary materials.
It was a long wait for the return of their experiments, but today the students here at Blue Mountain School started to evaluate the results.
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Patrick Evans is about to undergo some heavy training. Coming up next, he'll tell us about a big weekend at the Roanoke Transportation Museum. [Take Patrick Live Full]

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The Transportation Museum is gearing up for a big weekend, as the annual Rail festival AND model-mania come to town.
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Model trains will be one of the hot topics, and Patrick Evans joins us from the Museum with a look at what to expect.
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The Roanoke Wrath is about to kick off its season. Mike Stevens will have the details in Sports.
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On health check -- Doctors say there is another reason to breast feed baby.
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and can being overweight lead some children to develop asthma? New research says that just might be the case.
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A new study could change the way doctors think about obesity and asthma.
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Nearly 17-thousand children were studied over a year and doctors found the heavier the child, the more likely he was to develop the symptoms of asthma.
That is contrary to the belief that asthma caused the obesity because people with respiratory problems exercised less.
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((DR CARLOS CAMARGO/HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL: THE THING THAT WE ARE UNCOVERING IS THAT MANY OF THE CASES APPEAR TO BE OVERWEIGHT AND THAT THE OVERWEIGHT PRECEDES THE DOCTOR'S DIAGNOSIS. DR. MICHEAL WELCH/ASTMA AND MEDICAL CENTER: THESE KIDS WERE ALREADY KIND OF HEAVY BECAUSE THEY DEVELOPED ASTHMA SO THE CHICKEN AND EGG ISSUE IS A LITTLE MORE LEANING TO THE THAT THIS COULD BE A RISK FACTOR.))
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The study found that obese boys were more likely to develop asthma.
The tests did not reveal why asthma was linked to obesity, but more research is planned to see if losing the weight can mean losing the asthma.
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Meantime scientists and physicians from around the world are in San Diego this week to discuss the latest research and treatment options for respiratory disease.
One recent study has to do with breast feeding and its link to asthma.
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The study reports infants who are breast fed -- even it's just a few months -- are less likely to get asthma.
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Researchers say the damage appears to occur when other milk -- like formula or cow's milk is introduced. But some doctors question whether breast feeding actually prevents asthma.
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In the United States only about 20-percent of new mother's breast feed for the first few months.
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Some parents are anything but Happy with the new toys in McDonald's Happy Meals.
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The company has had some complaints that the Mystic Knight's action figure is sending children the wrong message.
Children can make the figure spark by flicking a wheel on its back.
Some parents believe the action is too similar to using a cigarette lighter and that could lead children to play with fire or start smoking.
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((DR. CAROLE ALLEN/PEDIATRICIAN: IT LOOKS LIKE THE MECHANISM OF A CIGARETTE LIGHTER THAT YOU HAVE TO FLICK IT DOWN AND IT MAKES A LIGHT. AND CHILDREN CAN CERTAINLY GET INTO TROUBLE FROM LIGHTER EITHER LIGHTERS OR MATCHES WITHOUT REALIZING THEIR DANGERS.))
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McDonald's says all the toys in its Happy Meals meet strict federal safety guidelines and the figure was NOT designed to look like a lighter.
Other parents say they don't see a problem.
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It looks like it's going to be a big weekend in Sports.
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Here's Mike Stevens with the details.[S5-Saturday]


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good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday ticker. This Saturday is shaping up to be a a busy one in the valley as far as sports go.
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The Express faces things off this weekend as the team begins the best of seven Northern Conference series finals against Richmond.
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Roanoke practiced at the Round House this morning. Game one is Friday night and then the Express turns right around and plays game two Saturday. Roanoke is 5-3 and 2 against the Renegades this season.
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The Wrath, Roanoke's premier soccer team, also opens it's season Saturday night. The Wrath kicks off the season at Victory Stadium against the Northern Virginia Royals. 11 players from last year's team return this season. The Wrath view playing on the same night as the Express as a positive.
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The construction on the south endzone at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville is continuing at a furious pace these days.
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Additional seating is being added to the stadium for the upcoming season, and at this time most of the work on the retaining walls and the grading has been completed.
Bryant Hall in the south endzone was demolished and the new Bryant Hall is now close to being cemented up to its second level.
This phase of construction will continue throughout the summer.
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Coming up tonight at six, we'll talk with the current points leader in the Craftsman Truck series - Stacy Compton. The Altavista native has joined forces with Collinsville's Joey Arrington this season in a Dodge. The result has been a string of top five finishes and flawless power plants.
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Plus, don't forget the Avalanche returns home tonight at Salem Memorial to open a three gmae series with Winston-Salem.
Take care everybody. [go to break]


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Flooding in Oklahoma has forced a family pet into the house.
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That normally would not be a problem, but Amy is a 15-hundred pound horse and she has made herself at home in the family's living room.
She forced her way through the front door when flood waters pushed her out of her pasture.
Once she was inside, the family didn't have the heart to put the agitated animal back in the flood waters.
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((KELLY BUCKNER/HORSE OWNER: I CALLED ANIMAL CONTROL AND THEY SAID TURN ON THE TV AND IT WOULD CALM HER DOWN. I TURNED THE TV ON AND SHE WATCHED FOR FOUR HOURS. THEN SHE FOUND A MIRROR AND I THINK SHE THINKS THERE'S ANOTHER HORSE IN THE HOUSE.))
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Buckner says the next time it floods, they'll take Amy to higher ground.
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