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Today on news 7, President Clinton says the release of three American P-O-W's will not change NATO's position on the Serbs.
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and the City of Roanoke says mandatory conservation measures could be coming if we don't get some rain soon.
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Looking for upper 70s to bear 80 again tomorrow with more sunshine. Weather details ahead.

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In medical news -- Dermatologists suggest using more than just sunscreen for protection against the damaging rays.
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And spreading this new product on food is helping unclog arteries.
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NATO attacks knock out power to much of Yugoslavia- but also hit a bus killing civilians-
while three American soldiers are reunited with their families.
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The release of three American POW's hasn't changed NATO's demands on Yugoslavia.
President Clinton says NATO attacks must continue until Kosovar Albanians are allowed to safely return home.
Maureen Mahers is in Landstuhl Germany where the POW's reunited with their families today.
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((After more than a month of darkest worry, the golden moment finally came. Beaming and holding onto one another, the three U.S. soldiers, now reunited with their families, stepped onto the sundrenched hospital balcony at the U.S. airforce base in Landstuhl, Germany.
Sullivan again, These are fit capable, folks who are gonna come out of this just fine.
Though the Army won't say how their injuries were sustained, medical tests showed that Staff Sargent Andrew Ramirez had two fractured ribs and Staff Sargent Christopher Stone had a broken nose. Specialist Steven Gonzales 'turned out fine' but all of the soldiers had abrasions on their wrists from shackles.
In general, though, the soldiers are in good shape Jesse Jackson, who successfully appealed to Yugoslav President Slobadan Milosevic to release the prisoners, flew back to Washington carrying a letter for President Clinton proposing a face-to-face meeting with the Yugoslav leader. Jesse Jackson
White House aides say there is little chance of a meeting. President Clinton, while expressing pleasure at the prisoner's release, says the NATO bombing raids will continue.
Meanwhile, NATO blacked out Belgrade with a precision strike on a major grid, showing Milosevic that he will get no reward for freeing the U.S. soldiers.))

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The 18 men charged with soliciting undercover police officers in Wasena Park will go to trial.
Judge Richard Pattisall ruled that the state has the right to protect the decency, morality and welfare of its citizens.
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Attorney Sam Garrison wanted the judge to overturn the state's sodomy law, as courts in Georgia and Louisiana have done.
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((WE'VE KNOWN ALL ALONG THAT THIS CASE WAS MUCH MORE DIFFICULT THAN THOSE, FOR THE VERY FACT THAT THE CONVERSATIONS OCCURRED IN A PUBLIC PLACE AND SOME OF THE CONVERSATIONS WERE SUSCEPTIBLE AT LEAST TO THE INTERPRETATION, THAT THE SEXUAL ACTS WERE PROPOSED TO OCCUR IN A PUBLIC PLACE.))
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The judge says 13 of the men proposed oral sex IN the park, while the rest did NOT specify WHERE it might occur.

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Roanoke City residents could face mandatory water restrictions if this dry weather continues.
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The Carvin's Cove reservoir is still 18 feet below full pond. Winter snow and spring rains normally fill the lake this time of year.
There's not much time left, Roanoke usually experiences a dry season from June through October.
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((KIT KISER/ROANOKE UTILITIES DIRECTOR; I SOMEHOW DON'T THINK WE'LL FILL UP THIS YEAR, LET'S JUST HOPE WE GET ENOUGH RAIN SO THAT WE DON'T DROP MUCH FURTHER. ))
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Kiser is developing a time-table that will tell city council members exactly WHEN mandatary restrictions will be necessary.
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Roanoke COUNTY residents will not face any restrictions this year.
The Spring Hollow Reservoir, which pumps water from the Roanoke River, is full.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the students of Columbine High School return to the classroom for the first time.

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And then we'll tell you why two discoveries could mean history books will have to be rewritten.
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On Health Check, we'll see the first cholesterol lowering product that comes with a buttery flavor.
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and Patrick Evans tells us about the last chance to catch a musical classic. [sponsor]
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Police have arrested a 22 year old in connection with the Columbine school shootings.
Authorities say the man is charged with selling a handgun to a minor- Police say they traced a handgun used in the shooting and found that Mark (MAN-is) was the last person who had the gun before it was supplied to the teen gunmen.
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Meanwhile nearly 19-hundred students began class at Chatfield High today two miles away from Columbine-
But there will be a few students not allowed to return.
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((RICK KAUFMAN/SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: THE ONLY STUDENTS THAT WERE NOT NECESSARILY ASKED TO RETURN WERE STUDENTS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN ASSOCAITED WITH MR. HARRIS AND MR. KLEBOLD. WE HAVE PROVIDED OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS.))
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Kaufman announced a change in the dress code- NO trench coats or dusters will be allowed in school.



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After a week of disruptions, Roanoke city schools appear to be returning to normal.
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Nine students are now facing punishment for the bomb threats that plagued city schools last week.
In the wake of the Colorado tragedy, School Superintendent Wayne Harris told city council that officials are adding security officers at the two high schools, stepping up the use of handheld metal detectors, and reviewing each school's evacuation procedures.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE WILL STAY THE COURSE TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT OUR STUDENTS AND OUR PARENTS KNOW THAT THE SCHOOLS ARE SAFE.))
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Today, City Council also filled two seats on the School Board by reappointing Charles Day and Brian Wishneff.

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A discovery on Mount Everest could solve an old mystery and rewrite the history books.
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An expedition searching the mountain found the body of George Mallory near the top of the peak.
The group is trying to determine if the explorer and a fellow Englishman were the first men to reach the summit in 1924.
That would be 29 years before Sir Edmund Hillary did it in 1953.
The climbers are looking for evidence such as a camera to prove if Mallory and Andrew Irvine reached the top.
Hillary says it would not upset him if it's proved he was second.
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Mallory and Irvine vanished from the treacherous North Face of the world's highest peak in 1924.
The American climbing team spotted Mallory's body protruding from snow and rocks at 27-thousand feet. They say his body is in excellent condition because of the dry air and freezing temperatures.

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Meanwhile a salvage team has found another piece of history.
It has located the space capsule lost after Gus Grissom's flight into space 38 years ago.
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The Liberty Bell Seven sank in 1961 when the hatch blew open.
The capsule was found in an upright position three miles underwater about 90 miles Northeast of Great Abaco Island near the Bahamas.
The expedition says the capsule is in good condition, but it will have to get more equipment for the salvage.
There has been debate over what caused the capsule to sink.
Grissom maintained the hatch's explosive bolts detonated early.
Some believe Grissom may have panicked and accidentally opened the hatch.
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Coming up next, tonight is your last chance to catch a special performance series with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
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The Roanoke Symphony has enjoyed a tremendously successful season so far, and tonight the Monday Night Classics take to the stage for one last concert.
Patrick Evans caught up with Maestro David Wiley to find out more about this evening's concert, and also to report on a rare event: Tickets that are still available!
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Coming up in Sports, a member of the carolina Hurricanes dies following an early morning accident. Mike Stevens will have the details.
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On Health Check, a new food product to help lower cholesterol passes the Food and Drug Administration safety standards.
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Plus -- a new study says soccer players should keep their heads out of the game.
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((DR DAVID JANDA: THE BRAIN CAN BECOME INJURED TO THE POINT WHERE IT CAN T FUNCTION PROPERLY AS IT RELATES TO MEMORY AND LEARNING AND CONCENTRATION. ))
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new diet spread for consumers concerned about cholesterol.
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It looks like butter and has a buttery taste, but the product is actually a natural soybean extract that helps lower LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels.
A study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows the extract, called plant sterols, lowers bad cholesterol by an average of 7 to 10 percent.
The vegetable spread is made by Lipton and will be sold under the name Take Control in grocery stores, beginning this May.
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A new study suggests there's a way to eat the same number of calories and lose about six pounds.
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Researchers say getting a daily dose of calcium can help promote fat burning. Doctors say low calorie foods like skim milk and low fat cheese are excellent sources of calcium. The study was funded by the National Dairy Council.
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Dermatologist are calling today Melanoma Monday. It marks the start of skin cancer detection and prevention month.
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Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and it's on the rise. One in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime. Researchers now say L-Ascorbic acid or Vitamin C applied topically and daily use of sunscreen with Zinc Oxide are recommended to protect skin from harmful burning and aging rays. Parents are urged to use sunscreen on children because 80-percent of lifetime sun exposure happens before age 18.
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Doctors are warning soccer coaches to take it easy on head drills.
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Research is beginning to show that repeatedly bouncing the ball off the skull can cause serious head injuries.
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(( DR. DAVID. JANDA/INST. OF PREVENTIVE SPORTS MEDICINE AFTER THEY DID SOME OF THESE DRILLS THEY HAD HEADACHES, THEY HAD BLURRED VISION, DOUBLE VISION, RINGING IN THEIR EARS AND SOME OF THE KIDS FELT THEY WERE GOING TO BE SICK...THEY WERE NAUSEATED. ))
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Dr. Janda just finished a three year study that found the brain can be injured to the point players could have problems with memory, learning and concentration.
Some coaches let air out of the soccer balls to make them softer for players to practice with.
But Janda says that may actually cause more harm than good.
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((IF YOU TAKE THE AIR OUT OF THE BALL IT MAKES IT STICK TO THE HEAD LONGER WHEN IT IMPACTS THE HEAD AND ACTUALLY CAN BE WORSE RATHER THAN BETTER. ))
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Janda says he would like to see players wear helmets or practice with beach balls.
Players involved in the study say that is not likely to happen.
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Welcome folks to a brand new work week and the Two minute sports ticker.
Both the Avalanche and Hillcats are home tonight.
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This afternoon in the American league the Indians lead the Rangers 9-to-4 in the 8th right now and The Red Sox are on top of the A's 10-to-6 in the 6th.
The White Sox lead the Angeles 2-to-1 in the 4th.
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You know the tragedy on the track and in the stands wasn't limitesd to Charlotte this past weekend.
Yesterday at the Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie during NHRA event, a piece off of Paul Romaine's top fuel dragster flew off into the stands after the engine blew up.
The engine piece hit a man in the head. He is listed in serious condition at MCV.
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Meanwhile North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers say Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Steve Chiasson was killed early this morning in a wreck in Raleigh.
The 32-year-old defenseman was killed when his pickup truck overturned while he was returning home from last night's playoff game against the Bruins in Boston.

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With 5 games remaining in the regular season, Cave Spring and Franklin County are the front runners in the Roanoke Valley District Softball race.
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The Knights have the advantage at this point in the season. They have beaten Franklin County twice already this year and are currently 9-and-0 in the RVD. The Lady Knights have played tough on defense all year, but they've had a lack of consistency at the plate.
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The Lady Eagles have just two losses in the district, and even though they have hit and played strong defense, Franklin County has yet to get over the hump when it comes to playing the Lady Knights.
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The Lady Knights and Lady Eagles have one more regular season game tomorrow in Rocky Mount before the tournament next month at the Moyers Sports Complex in Salem.

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The Salem Avalanche opens a seven night homestand at Salem Memorial tonight. The Avalanche begins a four game set with Myrtle Beach this evening.
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The Hillcats, meanwhile, return to historic City Stadium tonight to begins a four game set of their own with Kinston.
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Coming up at six, we'll check the pulse of the Roanoke Express as the team gets ready to head to Richmond down two games to none.
Plus, Chip Sullivan is back in the swing of things.
All that much more in about a half hour.
Take care everybody. [go to break]

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The new "Star Wars Episode One" toys are generating almost as much excitement as the still unreleased movie.
Fans across the country camped out at stores to make sure they got the popular action figures.
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Anankin Skywalker, Senator Palpatine, Darth Sidious...were a few of the new figures for sale.
And some of the figures can even talk.
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((MY NAME IS ANNAKIN....I KNOW WE'RE IN TROUBLE JUST HANG ON))
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Many toy stores like Kay-Bee opened early...to give buyers extra time to shop.
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Star Wars the Phantom Menace is scheduled to open at the box office on May 19th.
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