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Today on News 7, as the grim task of sifting through the rubble continues in Oklahoma,
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four people including a small girl are killed by overnight storms in Tennessee.
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The showers are giving us a bit of a slip this afternoon. Still another chance tomorrow. Details ahead.

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In medical news -- Roanoke Valley mental health educators are learning the sign to watch out for when it comes to teen violence.
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And we'll get the skinny on the newest products that claim weight loss without diet or exercise.
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More deadly storms- this time in Tennessee- Four people were killed including a 14 year old girl.

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Good Evening.
The storms roared through Western and Central Tennessee overnight.
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In the path, destroyed homes, crushed cars and trees split into pieces.
14 year old Brandy was at home holding her mohters hand- The wind pulled her away- After a seven hour search last night crews found Brandy's body beneath the rubble.
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((JOAN HOLDER/BRANDY'S GRANDMOTHER: WE WERE INSIDE I COULDN'T POSSIBLY FIND BRANDY. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED WITH NO WARNING, NOTHING AND SHE'S GONE.))
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Three other people were also killed in the storms-
At least eight funnel clouds were reported in Tennessee in up to 30 counties.
Today at least 50 thousand people are without power.
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The Search for the missing is still underway in Oklahoma from Monday's tornadoes.
Manuel Gallegus is there.
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(( COP: "HE'S OKAY" WITH THE VALUABLE POSSESSSIONS OF TORNADO VICTIMS SCATTTERED EVERYWHERE, POLICE KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON EVERYONE ENTERING THE DAMAGED AREAS. LT. CLINT CASEWELL/OKLAHOMA CITY POLICE DEPT. "WE'VE BEEN ALLOWING ACCESS TO HOMEOWNERS AND CONSTRUCTION PEOPLE AND WE'VE HAVEN'T HAD ALOT OF TROUBLE."
DAVID TUCKER/LOCAL RESIDENT THEY GOT TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY OUT HERE, THIS SOMETHING YOU EXPECT. IT'S NO PROBLEM AT ALL." FOR RESIDENTS THE PROBLEMS BEGIN WHEN THEY DISCOVER HOW LITTLE IS LEFT OF THEIR HOMES AND PERSONAL PROPERTY. MONDAY'S DEADLY TORNADOES WIPED OUT ENTIRE COMMUNITIES_ THOUSANDS OF HOMES AND BUSINESSES. AND DESPITE A CAREFUL SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS...DOZENS OF PEOPLE ARE UNACCOUNTED FOR. DR. FRED JORDAN/CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER: THERE'S NO EVIDENCE FROM ANY OF OUR EMERGENCY SERVICES IN THIS AREA OF LIVING PEOPLE. FRED RISENHOOVER HAS LIVED IN MOORE, OKLAHOMA FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS. AFTER FINDING A SIGN IN HIS YARD THAT TRAVELLED SOME 12 MILES FROM DEL CITY...HE STRUGGLED TO MAINTAIN HIS SENSE OF HUMOR. FRED RISENHOOVER/TORNADO VICTIM "JUST DON'T WANT TO GET SERIOUS RIGHT NOW. (SOBS) I'M SORRY, YOU LOSE ALOT OF WORK, EXPENSE TRYING TO BUILD YOUR HOME AND THIS JUST TEARS IT UP. IT'S NOT FUN, IT'S NOT FUN." GALLEGUS STANDUP CLOSE))

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Police continue to investigate yesterday's shooting death of a Pittsylvania County teen.
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Witnesses said 15-year old Mark Anthony Hale was playing with a nine-millimeter handgun when he dropped it. The gun fired, the bullet hit him in the chest.
Members of the boy's family said they thought the gun was left at the house by a friend of teens older brother.
The Roanoke medical examiner has confirmed that the boy died of the gunshot wound and that the death appeared to be accidental.
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Coming up next, Virginia's two Senate Candidates exchange their first words of the two thousand campaign, but to everyone's surprise... the words are complementary.
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And from New Jersey, as the refugees from Kosovo begin to settle in, they welcome there first new American citizen.

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What are fat magnets and do they work? We'll have the answers in Health Check.
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We'll have that and more. Stay with us. [sponsor]
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The Kosovar refugees are settling in at Fort Dix, New Jersey. One of the families welcomed a new American citizen today with the birth of a baby boy.
Cathy Moss has the details.
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((A thumbs up from a 14 year old boy.a family walking around kids playing frisbee together the refugees from Kosovo are temporary residents slowly being processed. Here at ft dix they are staying in what's called the village, a 5-acre, fenced in area. And even though they don't speak english they managed to say so far so good.
Sot/Artan Maliti, 14, Pristina Refugee, how is the food.very good..kid behind fence w/family
Sot/Capt. Seth Gladstone, U.S. Army Reserves, for lunch I saw them eat roast beef-they are happy -full bellies.
Overnight officials say the 13 hour flight got the best of many of them. 30 people were sickened and treated for exhaustion and dehydration.one refugee.. a 21-year old woman delivered a baby this morning. The baby became an automatic U.S. citizen.
Sot/Dr. Michael Snyder, Obstetrician, baby is fine
Officials say this first full day, the refugess are making themselves feel right at home.
Sot/Sgt. Maj. Steven Woods, U.S. Army Reserves, "its obvious that the children.15 minutes"

sot/Staff.Sgt. Terry Wade, 18th Airbornell people are created equal---we

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Jurors in Pontiac, Michigan are trying to decide if the Jenny Jones Show is responsible for the death of Scott Amedure.
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Amedure went on Jones' show to reveal he had a secret crush on Jonathan Schmitz.
Days later, Schmitz allegedly killed Amedure.
He was found guilty of the murder, but the conviction was overturned on appeal.
Members of Amedure's family blame "The Jenny Jones Show" for the murder. They are suing for 71 and a half million dollars.
Jurors received the case this morning.
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Virginia's next campaign for the U-S Senate is NOT until the Year 2000... but the fun's already beginning.
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If you steer to the new Robb 2000 web site, you can see what others are saying about the Democratic incumbent.
The first glowing quote is from-- surprise -- George Allen, Robb's only announced opponent.
It reads "... then-Delegate George Allen remarks: 'I liked the Robb Administration and hardly had any philosophical differences with them..."
The quote comes from a 1991 story in a now- defunct magazine called Virginia Country.
Amused Allen loyalists have a response.
They quote Chuck Robb, from 1997, saying this: "... Virginians were generally satisfied with the direction of our state and country, for which both George Allen and Bill Clinton can justly claim a share of the credit."
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The Allen campaign doesn't have a web site yet to highlight that quote... but promises one soon.
You can reach Chuck Robb's campaign site from the politics page of OUR website at WDBJ7-dot-COM.


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Coming up next Patrick Evans will introduce us to a violin virtuoso who refuses to let a serious illness keep her from music. [LIVE PATRICK FULL]

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Epilepsy can be a debilitating, and in rare cases, even fatal condition.
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Tonight Patrick Evans has the triumphant story of a woman who has battled epilepsy to become a virtuoso violinist.
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The Roanoke Express is in danger of getting swept off the ice. Mike Stevens will have more in sports.
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Next on health check -- chemists test a so-called fat absorbing supplement. We'll let you know what they found in a moment.
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Plus -- a national mental health leader is in Roanoke teaching the community how to stop juvenile violence.
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((MICHAEL FAENZA/PRESIDENT NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC.: WE'VE LOST 14 LIVES IN COLORADO IN THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS, BUT LAST YEAR THERE WERE FIVE THOUSANDS KIDS THAT DIED FROM GUNSHOTS WOUNDS IN THIS COUNTRY.))
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But 80-percent of depressed teenagers go undiagnosed and untreated. The President of the National Mental health Association is in Roanoke today helping the community respond to the needs of juveniles.
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Michael Faenza says the country is in a national crisis.
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He says the blame lies with the lack of support and mental health services for families.
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((MICHAEL FAENZA/PRESIDENT NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC.: IN LITTLETON WE SAW THAT THE TWO YOUNG MEN WHO COMMITTED THE MURDERS TOOK THEIR OWN LIVES. IN THE SCHOOL TRAGEDIES OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS WE HAD KIDS WHO HAD A HISTORY OF MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS OR SUICIDE ATTEMPTS.))
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But Faenza told local school couselors, juvenile justice workers, and mental health officials todat at the Patrick Henry Hotel, there is a solution.
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((MICHAEL FAENZA/PRESIDENT NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC.: KIDS WHO FEEL THAT THEY'RE CARED ABOUT, KIDS WHO FEEL LIKE THEY DO BELONG, THAT THEY HAVE PEOPLE TO TALK TO, THOSE ARE THE KIDS WHO DON'T END UP BEING VIOLENT AND STAY OUT OF TROUBLE.))
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Educators from five school systems say there is not enough emphasis on prevention and intervention with students in the Roanoke Valley.

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Some of the hottest products on the supplement market are so-called fat absorbers. They promise to let people lose weight while eating anything they want.
But do they work?
Sandra Maas takes a look.
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Today in Sports, the Lady Hokies are getting ready to take to the diamond.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Thursday ticker.
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Lets start on the diamond where the Virginia Tech Softball team begins the Atlantic 10 tournament tomorrow against St. Joseph's at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem.
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Tech comes in as the number two seed behind UMass. The Lady Hokies are 52 and 14 overall, 14 and 2 in conference play. One reason; pitching. Klarisa Crowell and the pitching staff are ranked third nationally with a 1.03 ERA.
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Tech and St. Joe's square off at 2pm tomorrow.

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The Roanoke Express comes into tomorrow night's game four of the Northern Conference finals in danger of being swept by the Richmond Renegades.
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Last night in game three at the Richmond Coliseum, the Express was shut out for the second straight game.
Infact, Trevor Senns' goal in the second period off the assist from Joe Blaznik is all the Renegades would need.
Then, Steve Dumonski goes in basically uncontested against Dave Gagnon and scores. The Express has gone scoreless for seven and a half periods, losing game three 3-nothing. The renegades can move on to the Kelly Cup finals with a win
Friday in Richmond.
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The Charlotte Motor Speedway has been a busy lace the past two days with General Motors teams taking over the track for two days of testing.
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All of the regular GM teams got in some hot laps, and "Little E" also made his cup debut at the track in the Budweiser Monte Carlo.
Earnhardt's only way into the Coke 600 later this month is through qualifying.
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More on Little E, and Jeff Gordon's thoughts on the safety situation at Charlotte are coming up at six.
Have a great night folks. [go to break]

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Today marked the 48th annual National Day of Prayer all across America.
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Ceremonies in Lynchburg brought about a hundred citizens, ministers and city leaders together to pray for their community.
Organizers say it's a day for people of all faiths and backgrounds to come together in prayer.
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((DAVE THURMAN/DAY OF PRAYER ORGANIZER: I GUESS IT'S CLOSE TO MY HEART THAT WE DO NEED TO PRAY FOR OUR COMMUNITY, AND WATCHING THE NEWS IS ALMOST A DAILY REMINDER THAT THERE ARE SOME PROBLEMS GOVERNMENT CAN'T SOLVE, THERE ARE SOME PROBLEMS MONEY CAN'T SOLVE, AND I'M CONVINCED THAT PRAYER TO THE ALMIGHTY GOD WILL HELP WITH ALL OF THESE PROBLEMS.))
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The idea of a National Prayer Day was first introduced in 1775.
It wasn't until 1952 that President Truman signed the annual event into law.
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