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Next on News 7 at six... three American POW's are free, but their ordeal isn't over.
A Roanoke man who was a prisoner in Korea tells us what the soldiers have to deal with now.
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And SOL tests begin Tuesday in area schools.

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In sports, The Winston cup cars ran the California 500 today another superstar is calling it quits.
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and we'll go to the ball parks for some afternoon baseball action.
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It sounds like a broken record-- another day of sun is coming up tomorrow, after another chilly night. Details coming up. [open]
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[POWs]


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The three American soldiers held in Yugoslavia are at Ramstein Air Base in Germany at this hour.
Soon, they're expected to head back to the U-S.
But, after surviving more than a month in captivity, readjusting to life at home may not be so easy.
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Joy Sutton spoke with a former P-O-W and psychiatrist about the challenges the soldiers may now face.
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Eric, being in isolation for more than a month and not knowing whether you're going to live or die..can be a traumatic experience...and one that's difficult to overcome.
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((Robert Gray served in the Korean War back in 1949.
Shortly after entering the war he was captured and held in captivity for 34 months.
He said he didn't know whether he would survive.
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((ROBERT GRAY/FORMER PRISONER OF WAR: TO BE A PRISONER OF WAR..FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES..IT'S LIKE YOUR DEAD YOU DON'T EXIST.))
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Gray says once he was released and returned to the U-S he adjusted to life at home just fine.
But, he says that wasn't the case for many of his fellow prisoners of wars.
He says family and friends should be understanding..and try to avoid references to the past.
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((ROBERT GRAY: DON'T MAKE AN ISSUE OF IT ..YOU MAKE AN ISSUE OF IT THEY'LL PROBABLY FEEL LIKE A FISH IN A GLASS BOWL AND EVERYBODY IS LOOKING AT THEM..THEY DON'T NEED..THEY DON'T WANT THAT.))
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Dr. Delmare Short is a psychiatrist at the Salem Veterans Medical Center..he says about half of those who are P-O-W's will experience "post traumatic symptoms."
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((DR. DELMARE SHORT/PSYCHIATRIST: THEY HAVE EPISODES OF RE-EXPERIENCING THAT EVENT..EITHER THROUGH DREAMS OR NIGHTMARES OF FLASH BACK EVEN DURING THE DAY TIME.))
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Dr. Short says the best advice for the families of the three former P-O-W's is to allow them to express their emotions...and be good listeners.
And if the soldiers start experiencing any problems to seek proffessional help.))
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Short said it could take months or even years for signs of any problems to appear..
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but once they do, recovering from being a prisoner of war could take a lifetime.
Eric?..

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A Radford man was found floating in the new River this afternoon.
Montgomery County investigators have identified the man as 66-year old Charles Max Walker.
His body was found around one-thirty near the Sportsman Bar, just outside Radford.
Witnesses told investigators Walker had been camping near the Sportsman and that when they woke up this morning he was gone.
Walkers body has been sent for an autopsy.

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SOL tests will begin this Tuesday at schools throughout Virginia.
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Students from kindergarten to 12th grade will take part in the exam.
Virginia Board of Education President Kirk Schroder says it's important to raise the bar for students.
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((KIRK SCHRODER/PRESIDENT EDUCATION BOARD: EDUCATION IS ABOUT IMPROVEMENT. I THINK EVERY SCHOOL WANT TO IMPROVE OR DO BETTER AS WELL AS MEET A STANDARD.))
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By the year 2007, 70-percent of each schools' 5th, 8th, and 11th graders must reach the benchmark set by the state...or the schools could lose accreditation.
The exams will be held through May 14th.

[WebWatch]


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With all the turmoil going on in the world right now, we went searching for a little peace and tranquility for this week's WebWatch.
Here's what we found.
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(( [intro]
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The worldwide meditation center has an instruction page helping first timers learn the ropes of relaxation.
If you already spend hours staring at a tiny glowing screen, you're halfway there.

The World Community for Christian Meditation has helpful meditation postures and instruction from a Christian perspective.

Interlude, an internet retreat, is sponsored by the Cybermonks... it includes a thought of the day, and meditation of the week.

If you need a little visual help, meditation-online-dot-com has a series of peaceful images... right-click on the picture and view it full screen.

The tranquility page of art and poetry was created by a woman who says thoughts of angels helped her escape years of depression.

And if you're looking for a real short cut... you might be interested in a company called Mindwaves, which makes "instant meditation goggles".... including interchangeable colored lenses for viewing the world the way you want to.

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Finally we discovered a site created by a woman known by the nickname "Panther".... A dancing turtle... a golden sunset, romantic poetry, and a steel-drum band.... She says she just wants to help people relax a little. We don't know who she is... but we like her style.
For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the wdbj website at WDBJ&-dot-com.))
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Still ahead--viewers react to our coverage of the shooting in Colorado and area bomb threats..
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And, you've probably seen this former Roanoker on a few television shows-- including Bay Watch.
We'll tell you who she is when the news continues, first let's check in with Andrew Freiden in the weather center.
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The next issue of Roanoke's City Magazine will feature Karen Maslich--a Cave Spring High School graduate whose acting career has taken her from the star city to Los Angeles.
Tina Tenret recently spoke to her about life and love in L-A and has more in this week's Virginia Profiles.
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((BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL, LOVE THAT -- SNAP.)) [RUNS:06]
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Karen Maslich is doing a shoot for Roanoke's City Magazine.
She's in from L-A to visit her hometown, stocking up on sweetened ice tea, she says, and sweet personalities.
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((I THINK ROANOKE IS GREAT. I REALLY DO. I MISS A LOT OF ROANOKE.)) [RUNS:04]
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20 years ago, this same crew launched Karen's career as a model for the old Sydney's store.
Now, several soap operas, sitcoms and theater stints later, the 33-year-old actress returns with stories of her own.
As an extra on the hit T-V show, Baywatch, she was shooed out of David Hasselhoff's trailer.
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She also dated actor Emilio Estevez.
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But now Karen's going for a different angle -- BEHIND the camera.
She just interviewed for a production job at Channel 6 news in Richmond, but wants more creative power.
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So she'll head back to L-A -- but leaves this advice for striving models and actresses.
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((DON'T TAKE IT SO SERIOUSLY. THAT'S THE LESSON I 'VE LEARNED.)) [RUNS:04]
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And of course, you CAN always come home again.
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Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke.))

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Most of our mail this week concerned the Columbine High School massacre.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has a sample of our viewers' thoughts, in this week's Feedback.
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((The events in Littleton led to a series of bomb threats and hoaxes in many school divisions in western Virginia.
One of the first was at Parry McCluer in Buena Vista.
A viewer there wrote in appreciation of our coverage.
"It was done professionally with the facts reported in a manner that did not cause panic, but that was informative. Keep up the good news coverage."
Another Buena Vista resident criticized the play the Littleton story is getting.
"I understand that showing news like the Littleton incident is what the news is about, but showing this type of story just makes the so-called copycats even worse...I understand that this sort of thing happens but to show and even tell what the bombs are made of is just too much."
A viewer from Forest had a thought about how to make schools safer.
"Everyone is so quick to ban things in school why don't they just ban backpacks? It's hard to hide a propane tank bomb and pipe bomb on top of your English Lit book."
And from Vinton came this criticism:
"I believe that before the media bring in psychological experts and analysts, they should consider the role that they have played in these events. There have been events similar to those in Littleton occurring across the country in the last couple of years. The degree of severity grew with each additional attack on these schools. In each case, the media were there, reporting every detail and showing every gruesome moment...The news media, in their attempt to provide coverage, have planted ideas in the minds of our young people...News reporters at News-7 and other stations must be mindful that there is often a cost to getting the story."
Your comments on the issues of the day and how we cover them are important to us.
Send your letters to News-7, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
If you prefer to do it by fax, the number is 343-7269.
E-mail goes to news@wdbj7.com.
And you can join our on-line moderated forum on our website, at wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7. ))

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Still ahead football great John Elway and Wayne Gretzky now have something in common.
Roy Stanley will be here to tell us what it is when the news continues.

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Many people are looking for the perfect vacation spot around this time of year.
But, as Lady Bird Johnson once pointed out, those of us in Southwest Virginia need search no more.
Keith Humphry has more in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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((On May 12-th 1965, Lady Bird Johnson flew into Roanoke.
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((NOW WE HAVE MRS. HUBERT HUMPHRY GETTING OFF THE PLANE AND BEHIND HER MRS. JOHNSON. A CROWD OF ABOUT 100 TURNED OUT TODAY AS SHE WAVES TO THE CROWD. SHE ARRIVED HERE ON A RATHER CLOUDY DAY AND HAS NOW STARTED DOWN THE RAMP OF THE PLANE SHAKING HANDS WITH DIGNITARIES BENTON DILLARD. SHE WILL GO FROM HERE TO THE PEAKS OF OTTER FOR A LUNCHEON TODAY)) [RUNS23]
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It was all part of a two day trip to Virginia. Mrs. Johnson flew in from Abingdon to dedicate the Peaks of Otter Lodge. She talked about the Administration's beautification program and her support for at home vacations.
Before she left the airport, Roanoke Mayor Benton Dillard presented the first lady with a key to the city.
From there, she took a bus ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Peaks of Otter lodge where she was introduced to Virginia mountain life. Mrs. Johnson toured a lake shore exhibit of mountain handicraft and saw craftsmen make rockers and women spin yarn the old fashioned way. The First Lady received this Iron Foot Scraper from a North Carolina man.
He showed her how to make music with an anvil.
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Park Rangers introduced Lady Bird to the sights and Sounds of the woods.
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((LADY BIRD JOHNSON/WE CAME ACROSS DOGWOOD AND WE SAW QUITE A LOT OF THE WILD AZALEA YOU KNOW SOME OF THE PINK FEATHERY KIND AND ALSO SOME RHODODENDRON AND IT WAS MADE NICER BECAUSE THE PARK SERVICE LITERALLY TOLD US THE NAMES OF THE TREES AND SOMETHING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY ABOUT THE MIGRATIONS FROM THE COAST ON DOWN ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AN INTO THE VALLEY.)) [RUNS40]
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Mrs. Johnson joined the ranks of the Parks service when she was appointed an honorary park ranger. While the first lady enjoyed the festivities at the foot of the mountain, other people including Secretary of the Interior Stewert L. Udall hiked to the summit of Sharp Top Mountain.
But her party reunited on the shores of the lake for a trout luncheon. That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.))

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And coming up, We'll hear from a mascot that plays several different roles the Winston Cup drivers are in California.
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And John Elway made it official today announcing his retirement from the National Football League.
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He made it official today John Elway announcing his retirement at a press conference in Denver.
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Elway spent 16 season with the Broncos winning the Superbowl the last two years. In an emotional speech, The comeback kid said he can no longer take the physcial part of the game.
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Elway is the only quarterback to retire after winning a Superbowl. Now, the only game in town for Elway is his family.
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Jeff Gordon waited for his time and he took the lead late and held on to win the California 500.
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Gordon was on the move early he takes the lead from Bobby Labonte after 13 laps of the race.
But South Boston's Jeff Burton had a fast car and he would pass Gordon for the lead with just under 200 laps left in the race.
Rusty Wallace was running a strong fifth. But he was having battery problems and managed to remain in the fifth position just before the halfway mark of the race.
Then moments later Ricky Rudd gets in trouble and crashes steering his car to the grass and bringing out the caution.
Dale Earnhardt, Last weeks winner was hanging on trying not to go a lap down to the field but he did.
Then defending champion Mark Martin went to the garage area after blowing his engine with just under 50 laps to go.
Gordon took the lead near the end of the race and he takes the checkered flag winning the California 500.
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Jeff Burton was second, Bobby Labonte third, Tony Stewart fourth and Dale Jarrett fifth.





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Atlanta won its fifth straight today beating Cincinnati 5 to 3.
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Bobby Cox looking from the dugout.
Atlanta took the early lead. Javier Lopez hits this double off the wall scoring Brett Boone and the Braves led the game 2 to nothing.
Cincinnati got on the board in the top of the fourth Brian Johnson singles up the middle scoring Greg Vaughn to make it 4 to 2 Braves.
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Then in the bottom of the fourth, Gerald Williams sends this pitch over the left field wall for a solo homer the Braves win it 5 to 3.
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The Baltimore Orioles shutout Minnesota 6 to nothing at the Yard this afternoon.
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Ray Miller with a smile on his face during the game.
And this is why. Albert Belle sends this bullet over the left field wall for a solo homer to make it 2 to nothing Orioles in the third.
The Orioles would make it 3 to nothing in the fourth when Rich Amiral doubles scoring Jeff Conine from second base in the Inning.
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Oriole Pitcher Mike Mussina strikes out Juan Guzman and the Orioles beat the Twins 6 to nothing.
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