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A family reunion today for three former POW'S.
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And in Colorado it's back to school for Columbine High School students.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
Monday is starting off with mostly clear skies--- In fact, we're looking to repeat yesterday's gorgeous weather wit

h seasonable high temperatures in the low 70s this afternoon.
The complete work week forecast...straight ahead.
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Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
Three freed U-S Servicemen will be reunited with family members today in Germany.
Jesse Jackson, the man who helped win their freedom is on his way back to the U-S, with a letter from Yugoslavia's leader asking President Clinton for a face-to-face meeting.
Lisa Huges has the latest fromWashington.
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[SUPER=01-Rev. Jesse Jackson/Rainbow Coalition; :41]
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(((NAT) "FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST"
AFTER AN EMOTIONAL...WHIRLWIND WEEKEND... THE THREE FREED U-S SERVICEMEN WILL BE RE-UNITED WITH THEIR FAMILIES TODAY IN GERMANY. SERGEANT CHRISTOPHER STONE...SERGEANT ANDREW RAMIREZ AND SPECIALIST STEVEN GONZALEZ SPENT MORE THAN A MONTH IN SERB CAPTIVITY BUT APPEARED HEALTHY SUNDAY.
SOT: SGT. CHRISTOPHER STONE/U.S. ARMY "THEY TREATED US VERY HUMANLY, VERY RESPECTFUL AND VERY DIGNIFIED."

THE MEN ARE FREE, THANKS IN NO SMALL PART TO THE DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS OF THE REVEREND JESSE JACKSON.
JACKSON CONVINCED SERB PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC TO FREE THE MEN, EVEN WHILE NATO BOMBS CONTINUE TO RAIN DOWN ON YUGOSLAVIA.
SOT: REV. JESSE JACKSON/RAINBOW COALITION "IF IN FACT THEIR FREEDOM LEADS TO DIPLOMACY IN ENDING THE WAR, BREAKING THE

CYCLE OF PAIN, THAT IS THE REAL DEAL."
SOT: GEN. HUGH SHELTON/CHARIMAN JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF "IT IS A GOOD OVERTURE ON MILOSEVIC'S PART, BUT AGAIN IN TERMS

OF SETTLEMENT TO THE ONGOING CONBFLICT, HE KNOWS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE." SO FAR THERE'S NO SIGN OF ANY NEW PEACE INTIATIVES, IN FACT NATO INTENSIFIED ATTACKS SUNDAY. SERB TV WAS KNOCKED OFF THE AIR AGAIN AND AN OIL REFINERY IN NOVI SAD WAS DESTROYED. STANDUP SUPER: LISA HUGHES/CBS NEWS))

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A man had to be airlifted to the hospital yesterday evening following a wreck in Christiansburg.
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It happened in the Houchins-Crossing area.
Montgomery County police say several people were riding four-wheel ATVs.
One of the riders lost control and the vehicle rolled over him.
Lifeguard 10 transported the 37-year old man to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
There's no word yet on his condition.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[TAPE#=99-12; 54:38]
[GRAPHIC=Standards of Learning]


Students throughout Virginia will be tackling the SOL tests on Tuesday.
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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.

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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports this morning, the Comeback Kid goes out on top-- And the Orioles and Braves both notch wins.
Here with the stories is Roy Stanley.
Good Morning Roy.
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[School-shooting]


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Investigators are backing away from their initial theory that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold must have had help in carrying out the Columbine High School killings.
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[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO/April 20;]

[FILE TAPE FROM APRIL 20]
Prosecutor Dave Thomas tells the Washington Post there's no solid evidence of an accomplice inside the school during the massacre, or that anyone else helped carry or place the 50 bombs that were found.
Meanwhile, students from Columbine return to the classroom today at a neighboring school.
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(( BEN OAKLEY/COLUMBINE STUDENT: I'M GLAD TO GET BACK .. KINDA SCARED TO GO BACK .. TO GO BACK INTO A SCHOOL AGAIN. ))
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Yesterday the 13 victims of the shooting were remembered at a final memorial service.
When students arrive at school today, they'll be given lapel ribbons with blue for Columbine and burgundy for Chatfield, bound together in the shape of a heart.
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[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jmc]
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News 7 received a lot of mail this week from viewers concerned with coverage of 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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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/April 22; :00]
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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. ))

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
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In medical news, calcium could help women lose weight.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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(( THERE ARE NEW CONCERNS AMONG SOME RESEARCHERS ABOUT THE WIDESPREAD USE OF PROZAC-LIKE DRUGS TO TREAT MENTAL ILLNESS IN CHILDREN.
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RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL WANT MORE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE NEWEST CLASS OF ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS...KNOWN AS SS-RI'S.
MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND SS-RI PRESCRIPTION ARE WRITTEN EACH YEAR TO TREAT KIDS FOR DEPRESSION, OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERS AND HYPERACTIVITY.
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VT=VO


AND THERE'S A NEW STUDY THAT SUGGESTS WOMEN CAN LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING THE MINUMUM DAILY REQUIREMNT OF CALCIUM EVERY DAY.
THE STUDY...SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL DAIRY COUNCIL...FOUND THAT WOMEN WHO HAD NORMAL DIETS..INCLUDING THE RIGHT AMOUNTS OF CALCIUM.. COULD LOSE UP TO SIX POUNDS OF FAT.
DOCTORS SAY LOW CALORIE FOODS LIKE SKIM MILK AND LOW FAT CHEESE ARE EXCELLENT SOURCES OF CALCIUM.
AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M ED CRANE, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Three freed U-S servicemen are in Germany today.. after an emotional, whirlwind weekend that ended with their release from Serb captivity.
Staff sergeants Christopher Stone and Andrew Ramirez..along with specialist Steven Gonzalez are free.. thanks to the diplomatic efforts of the Reverend Jesse Jackson.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


In Colorado today....students from columbine high return to classes at a neighboring school.
Yesterday the 13 victims of the shooting were remembered at a final memorial service held at an amphitheater.
They also prayed for the 23 wounded, five of whom reamin in the hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


As six children are dead and six others hospitalized in New Mexico after their church bus was swiped yesterday by a motor home being towed behind a pick-up.
The driver of the truck was also killed.
The bus was full of young girls returning from a church retreat.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday May Third.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Soldiers]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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The families of three former P-O-W's are looking forward to reunions with the newly freed soldiers today.
The men were released from captivity in Belgrade yesterday and traveled to Germany with Jesse Jackson, who negotiated their freedom.
Lisa Hughes reports.
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[4:45]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Christopher Stone/U. S. Army; :21]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jesse Jackson/Rainbow Coalition; :41]
[SUPER=01-Gen. Hugh Shelton/Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman; :51]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=cbs news washington.]

(((NAT) "FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST"
AFTER AN EMOTIONAL...WHIRLWIND WEEKEND... THE THREE FREED U-S SERVICEMEN WILL BE RE-UNITED WITH THEIR FAMILIES TODAY IN GERMANY. SERGEANT CHRISTOPHER STONE...SERGEANT ANDREW RAMIREZ AND SPECIALIST STEVEN GONZALEZ SPENT MORE THAN A MONTH IN SERB CAPTIVITY BUT APPEARED HEALTHY SUNDAY.
SOT: SGT. CHRISTOPHER STONE/U.S. ARMY "THEY TREATED US VERY HUMANLY, VERY RESPECTFUL AND VERY DIGNIFIED."

THE MEN ARE FREE, THANKS IN NO SMALL PART TO THE DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS OF THE REVEREND JESSE JACKSON.
JACKSON CONVINCED SERB PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC TO FREE THE MEN, EVEN WHILE NATO BOMBS CONTINUE TO RAIN DOWN ON YUGOSLAVIA.
SOT: REV. JESSE JACKSON/RAINBOW COALITION "IF IN FACT THEIR FREEDOM LEADS TO DIPLOMACY IN ENDING THE WAR, BREAKING TH

E CYCLE OF PAIN, THAT IS THE REAL DEAL."
SOT: GEN. HUGH SHELTON/CHARIMAN JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF "IT IS A GOOD OVERTURE ON MILOSEVIC'S PART, BUT AGAIN IN TERMS O

F SETTLEMENT TO THE ONGOING CONBFLICT, HE KNOWS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE." SO FAR THERE'S NO SIGN OF ANY NEW PEACE INTIATIVES, IN FACT NATO INTENSIFIED ATTACKS SUNDAY. SERB TV WAS KNOCKED OFF THE AIR AGAIN AND AN OIL REFINERY IN NOVI SAD WAS DESTROYED. STANDUP SUPER: LISA HUGHES/CBS NEWS))

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The soldiers are sure to get a happy homecoming when they return to the U-S.
But, readjusting to life back home may not be that easy.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[OUT Q=Joy Sutton, News-7, Roanoke.]

((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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[IN Q=to be a prisoner of]

((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.))
[OUT Q=you don't exist.]


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.
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."
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 professional help.
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[IN Q=short says it could]

((JOY SUTTON/SHORT SAYS IT COULD TAKE MONTHS OR EVEN YEARS FOR SIGNS OF PROBLEMS TO OCCUR..BUT ONCE THEY DO, RECOVERING FROM BEING A PRISONER OF WAR COULD TAKE A LIFETIME)) [RUNS11]
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An A-T-V accident in Christiansburg yesterday evening sent one man to the hospital.
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Montgomery County police say several people were riding four-wheel ATVs.
One of the riders lost control and the vehicle rolled over him.
Lifeguard 10 transported the 37-year old man to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
There's no word yet on his condition.
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[WRITER=sta]
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Authorities hope an autopsy will help them figure out what killed a man found floating in the New River.
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 when they woke up yesterday morning he was gone.
Walker's body has been sent for an autopsy.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Tragedy on a mountain highway in New Mexico.
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[SUPER=03-Artesia, NM;]

[4:04:54]
Police say six girls returning to Texas from a church retreat were killed yesterday when a camper being towed by a pickup truck sideswiped their bus.
The camper also rammed into another truck, killing its driver.
The girls, ages 12 to 17, reportedly died instantly.
Officials say six other people remain hospitalized from the accident, three in critical condition.
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Some 2-thousand Columbine High School students resume classes today at a nearby school, as the investiation into the massacre continues.
A prosecutor tells the Washington Post no hard evicence has been uncovered to indicate the two young killers had any help.
Bobbi Harley reports.
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[SUPER=01-Ben Oakley/Columbine Student; :38]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; :49]
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((LOCATOR: LITTLETON, CO HUNDREDS STOOD IN A LINE THAT SNAKED UP A HILLTOP OVERLOOKING COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL. A TWO HOUR WAIT TO SEE A MEMORIAL WHERE FIFTEEN WOODEN CROSSES HAD STOOD -- NOW ALL GONE -- TAKEN DOWN OVER A CONTROVERSY ABOUT THE TWO CROSSES FOR GUNMEN ERIC HARRIS AND DYLAN KLEBOLD. THEY HAD BEEN IN THE SAME LINE AS THEIR 13 VICTIMS. BUT IT MAKES THIS SCENE NO LESS COMPELLING.
SOT - FRANK MENDELL/DENVER : SOMETHING ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THE MEMORIALS

ACROSS TOWN, SECURITY WAS TIGHT AT THE SCHOOL WHERE STUDENTS WILL GO BACK TO CLASS MONDAY. THERE'S BEEN NO SCHOOL SINCE THE APRIL 20TH SHOOTINGS.
SOT - BEN OAKLEY/COLUMBINE STUDENT: I'M GLAD TO GET BACK .. KINDA SCARED

TO GO BACK .. TO GO BACK INTO A SCHOOL AGAIN. STANDUP - BOBBI HARLEY : TO ACCOMODATE COLUMBINE'S NEARLY 2 THOUSAND STUDENTS HERE AT CHATFIELD HIGH SCHOOL, THERE WILL BE SPLIT SESSIONS, CHATFIELD IN THE MORNING, COLUMBINE IN THE AFTERNOON. ONE DAY BEFORE, THEY GATHERED AT CHATFIELD, TO GO TOGETHER TO A PRIVATE MEMORIAL AT RED ROCKS AMPITHEATER. NATS A CHANCE FOR MOURNING AND FOR MEMORIES OF THOSE WHO WILL BE ABSENT FROM SCHOOL MONDAY. BH, CBS NEWS, LITTLETON, CO))

[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=eea]
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The turmoil around the world the last few weeks sent us searching for some peace and quiet for this week's Web Watch.
Here's what we found.
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[IN Q=the worldwide meditation center.]
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[OUT Q=EE, News-7]

(([intro] [RUNS :05]

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.

natsot



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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The "Outback Mountain Bike Trail System" at the Virginia Explore Park is officially open.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A dedication ceremony was held for the trail yesterday which was sponsored by Subaru.
The trail is a first of its kind in Roanoke...and it's 11 and half kilometers long.
Roanoke Valley Greenway Coordinator Liz Belcher says that more trails need to be opened in Virginia.
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[IN Q=We would lik to see]

((LIZ BELCHER/ROANOKE VALLEY GREENWAY: WE LIKE TO SEE GREENWAYS AND TRAILS PROMOTED..AS QUALITY OF LIFE AS WELL AS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.WE COULD HAVE PEOPLE COMING TO VIRGINIA TO RIDE TRAILS.))
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[OUT Q=to ride trials.]
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Belcher said Virginia has more than 9,000 miles of Greenway trails so far.

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[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
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Back to sports--
Jeff Gordon continued his fast-paced season yesterday in the California 500.
Roy Stanley has the details.
Hello Roy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


A man had to be airlifted to the hospital after his all-terrain vehicle rolled over on him.
It happened around seven yesterday evening in Christiansburg.
There's no word yet on his condition.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Standards of Learning testing begins Tuesday.
Students from kindergarten to 12th grade will take part in the exam.
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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Virginia Explore Park officially opened an "Outback Mountain Bike Trail System" yesterday.
A dedication ceremony was held for the trail which was sponsored by Subaru.
The trail is a first of its kind in Roanoke...and it's 11 and half kilometers long.
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