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Today on News 7, over thirty people are dead and hundreds are injured as a very large tornado strikes Oklahoma and Kansas. We'll have a live report.
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and more students are arrested after being accused of making bomb threats.[Weather-Head]
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Very mild weather continues into tomorrow. Look for increasing clouds by Wednesday evening and rain on Thursday.

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The latest study is out on the best method for toilet training children.
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And doctors from thousands of miles away are coming to see a Roanoke surgeon at work.
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People access the damage- after tornadoes sweep through Oklahoma and Kansas.
31 people died in the storms. Hundreds more are injured.
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Thousands of people in the nations midsection have a long painful cleanup ahead.
Yesterday's tornadoes left hundreds homeless- and hundreds of homes in ruins.
Manuel Gallegus is in Moore, Oklahoma- a suburb of Oklahoma City.
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(( THE PATH OF DESTRUCTION CAUSED BY THE TORNADOES STRETCHES FROM OKLAHOMA INTO KANSAS. ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS WERE STRIPPED TO THEIR FOUNDATIONS.
THIS IS ONE OF THE MONSTERS THAT RACED ACROSS THE HEARTLAND..TAKING WITH IT SO MANY LIVES. NOW THE SURVIVORS ARE BEGINNING TO PICK UP THE PIECES. LIVING THROUGH STORMS LIKE MONDAY'S CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED ONE WAY.
ITS AS SCARY AS IT CAN BE. I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO DIE.
THIS WOMAN WAITED OUT THE STORM WITH SOME OF HER RELATIVES
WE WERE GOING TO HIDE IN THE CLOSET BUT I DECIDED TO HIDE IN THE STORM CELLAR ACROSS THE STREET AND IT'S A GOOD THING THAT WE DID .
INDUSTRIAL AREAS WERE NOT SPARED.THESE 18 WHEELERS WERE TOSSED ABOUT LIKE TOY TRUCKS. EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK YOU CAN SEE THE FORCE OF THE TORNADOES STRIPPED EVERYTHING TO ITS CORE.)) [(toss to R)]
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Families of three former Prisoners of War in Yugoslavia- spoke to the media today.
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They thanked the many who gave them support and sent them notes throughout the ordeal.
They said they still haven't learned much about the soldiers lives in captivity.
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The mother of specialist Andrew Ramirez says she's having a difficult time letting go.
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Meanwhile Russia's prime minister Victor Chernomyrdin met with U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan.
The two are discussing some type of intervention in the Kosovo crisis.
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As NATO continues its campaign over Kosovo, many question some of its tactics.
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Two main issues arise...will NATO give something in return for the released U-S soldiers? And what about reports of civilian casualties? Two NATO officers addressed those matters today in Roanoke.
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The officers also stressed that NATO is a political alliance, meaning all 19 member countries must agree on every decision.
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In Pittsylvania County, authorities are waiting for charges to be filed against a 14 year-old girl at Central Middle School for writing a bomb threat.
The student allegedly wrote "bomb threat" on note cards left in the school.


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Roanoke County police say two students were taken into custody this afternoon at Hidden Valley Junior High for last week's bomb threat.
Both boys are ninth-graders, and they were led out in handcuffs in front of other students and some parents.
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Hidden Valley was one of the schools that had to be evacuated over a bogus bomb scare last week.
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The U-S Justice Department says it will not investigate a high profile murder case as a hate crime. We'll have the details next.
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And we'll tell you C-B-S thinks Bryant Gumbel is going to brighten up its mornings.
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On Health Check, new research could reveal the best way for parents to potty train their children.
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and Patrick Evans checks out the art scene at Hollins University. Stay with us. [sponsor]
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Garnett G-P Johnson's murder will not be deemed a hate crime.
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The 40 year old former marine was burned alive and later decapitated by two white men at a drinking party in Grayson County almost two years ago.
The U-S Justice Department announced today the conclusion of its investigation. Federal offficials say it would ha
ve been difficult to prove Johnson's civil rights were violated because he was killed on private property not--- for in

stance while he was at work or in school.
None the less, the justice department says there really was no need for it to get involved since both Louis Ceparano and Emmett Cressell Junior were both convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Tonight at six, we'll have reaction from Grayson County's prosecutor and the victim's family.
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The Sons of Confederate Veterans say they will go to court for their license plate.
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The General Assembly this year rejected putting the S-C-V logo on a special Virginia license plate.
The group says NO other controversial group's logo has been rejected-- and it's an issue of free speech.
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Governor Jim Gilmore approved the plate WITHOUT the logo-- but wouldn't say today if would have signed the bill if it had come to him with the logo intact.
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The Rutherford Institute in Charlottesville will represent the Sons of Confederate Veterans when they file their federal lawsuit.
Among other high profile cases, the Institute represented Paula Jones in her lawsuit against President Clinton.

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Newsman Bryant Gumbel is heading back to morning television.
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The former host of the Today Show is taking over as the new weekday anchor of CBS This Morning.
After 15 years on Today, Gumbel says he didn't expect to return to the early morning routine.
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Gumbel will have a new co-host. While she has not been named, speculation has Good Morning America's Elizabeth Vargas filling the role.
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In addition to the new hosts, the program is getting a new studio.
The centerpiece of the new set will be a ground floor studio visible to the street through large windows.
The new CBS This Morning will debut November first.


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Coming up next, Hollins University is preparing to send its Senior artists off with a big show. Patrick Evans will give us a look. [LIVE PATRICK FULL]
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Hollins University is honoring its Seniors as they prepare to graduate, with a special selection of artwork done by members of the Senior Class.
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Patrick Evans is on Campus this evening with a look inside this exhibit by promising new artists.
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The Cuban baseball returns home with fewer players than it arrived with. Denise Allen has the details in Sports.
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Today on health check -- Roanoke becomes an important training site for doctors wanting to learn a new heart procedure.

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And elementary students in Roanoke are heightening awareness that depression is a serious problem for children.
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Children in Roanoke today sent a message that could be seen throughout the entire Valley.
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To help raise awareness that childhood depression is a serious problem, the second and fourth graders at Fallon Park Elementary School released 250 bright green balloons.
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((DIANE KELLY/MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC.: WHILE WE TALKED WITH THE CHILDREN ABOUT THE SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION AND HOW SERIOUS A PROBLEM DEPRESSION CAN BE FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS, WE ALSO WANTED TO TALK ABOUT HOPE, AND THE RELEASE OF THE BALLOONS WAS A WAY TO SHOW THAT THERE IS A HOPE OF FEELING BETTER AND GETTING BETTER WITH THE RIGHT TREATMENT.))
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Green is the school color for Fallon Park, but it is also symbolic of the green ribbons worn to recognize childhood depression. A puppet performance was also put on by "The Kids on the Block" to observe National Childhood Depression Awareness Day.

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Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin are offering advice for parents trying to potty train their children.
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After two years studying more than ten thousand parents, the college say plenty of praise, getting rid of diapers early and a firm, consistant approach seems to work best.
A tangible reward doesn't hurt. [Take Pinnacle Page Two]
The study says spanking a child and letting toddlers decide for themselves doesn't appear to work.
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The research found the average girl is toilet trained at age 33 to 34 months.
For a boy, it's 35 to 36 months.

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Doctors from all over the world are coming to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. R-M-H is one of only five training centers in the country for heart port access surgery.
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Surgeons are taught by Doctor Baker, who performs the minimally invasive heart surgery as they observe.
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So far, 205 surgeries have been performed at R-M-H and about 15 surgeons have been trained at the hospital. Some doctors have come from as far as Germany and Italy, and one today from Norfolk.
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[VO NAT] Doctors typically come for one or two days to train and see up to three operations.
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Doctors are introducing a new treatment method for women who need a breast biopsy.
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It is called a large core needle biopsy. Abnormalities are sampled through a needle to determine if cancer is present. The procedure leaves no scarringg, has fewer complications, doesn't require stitches and costs less than conventional methods.
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Today in Sports, we're gearing up for the A-A-U basketball competition.
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With that and news from the Cuban Baseball team. Here's Denise Allen.[S5-AAU]


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Good afternoon and welcome to the Tuesday Ticker.
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The best of the best is taking the court tonight to help send an area AAU basketball team to nationals.
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The Martinsville Red Wave has an automatic bid to the National AAU competition because the team finished in the top 10 in the country last season.
Tonight the team is sponsoring a game to raise money for the trip to Orlando later this year.
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Oak Hill Academy and the Southwest All Stars take the court tonight at seven in the Bassett High School Gym.[S5-Cub

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Police have confirmed at least one member of the Cuban delegation in Baltimore for the Cuban Team's game with the Orioles has defected.
Police say Rigoberto Herrera is being given asylum.
Six members of the delegation actually missed their plane back to Havana.
The Cuban team beat the Orioles 12 to six last night.

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The NASCAR craftsman truck series swings back into action this week after taking two weeks off.
The trucks will be in Memphis, Tennessee, and when they arrive in the volunteer state, Altavista's Stacy Compton will be on top of the points standings.
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Compton has been Mr. Consistency this year posting five top five finishes in the first five events of the season.


And tonight you can talk with Stacy about his season, or anything else you might want to ask him.
Stacy is the featured guest on "America Online's Athlete Direct" chat session that begins at eight tonight.
If you're an AOL subscriber and want to take part in the chat, the KEYWORD on AOL is Stacy Compton. And again, that's tonight at 8.
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Jennifer Briggs used to be one of the country's biggest Star Wars fans.
Today she's not any less a fan...she's just not Jennifer Briggs anymore.
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The Cary, North Carolina school teacher legally changed her name yesterday to Obi Wan Kenobi---after the Jedi Master

from the movies.
The sixth grade teacher had tried earlier in the week to change her name, but the Empire struck back in the form of the Durham Clerk of Courts. He said Briggs didn't have a good enough reason to change her name.
But Briggs refused to give up and the Jedi returned to the court where the clerk finally gave in. He changed her name to Obi Wan Kenobi once she promised to change her name on her driver's license and other documents.
Kenobi was given a thousand dollars by a radio station to change her name. She says she will donate the money to the Duke Children's Hospital.
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