[Headlines]

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Humid conditions, with plenty of clouds and fog for your morning commute.
But the weather could get rather unsettled later on today.
Afternoon heating could produce some thunderstorms.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Twisters]


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At least three people are dead after strong winds blew through Tennessee last night.
Authorities aren't sure yet if they were tornadoes.
The twisters that touched down Monday in Oklahoma and Kansas left 43 dead, but several people are still missing.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
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((It's a caravan of hope. Truckload after truckload of desperately needed supplies heading to the victims of the Great Plains tornadoes.
(NATS)

As victims in Oklahoma and Kansas tried to mend shattered lives, the full scope of the storms was beginning to unfold.


(NATS)

Officials confirm that at least one of the Oklahoma City twisters was a so-called F-5 tornado. That's the deadliest category-- they officially call "incredible" with winds more than 260 miles per hour.
(SOT/GOV. FRANK KEATING,R- Oklahoma)

"If there were no warning the death toll would have been absolutely calamitous." Police had kept the hardest hit areas of Oklahoma City off-limits until the morning-- when these residents returned, looking for valuables -- looking for anything-- from their devastated homes. To the surprise of some, there were momentos to salvage.
(MOS SOT: 192307)

"All of our dishes were still in the cabinet....it's unbelievable."
(NATS)From the air, the destruction can be easily seen-- the twisters' footprint slicing through neighborhoods... leavi

ng some buildings intack-- but not many.
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The storms killed more than 40 people, and injured hundreds more. And as rescue crews continue the grim search for those still missing-- the death toll could rise even higher.))


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There are new reports that there may have been a third gunman involved in the April 20th shooting rampage at Columbine High School.
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[file tape]
The Sheriff has told The Denver Post that witnesses have named a suspect. [4:05:40]
And a Denver station is reporting that at least 12 people have been lined up to take a lie detector test to reveal if associates of the teen shooters had previous knowledge in the attack or took part in it.
Ever since the seige began students have told investigators there were more than two involved.
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(( WE LOOKED UP AND SAW TWO KIDS IN TRENCH COATS WITH GUNS AND ANOTHER KID STANDING AT THE SIDE OF THE SCHOOL IN WHITE...WE SAW THEM ONE OF THEM TURNED AT US, STARTED SHOOTING."))
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The Jefferson County Sheriff has said they have the name witnesses have given of a third gunman.
But so far NO one is being called a suspect.
Meantime, It could cost 50 million dollars to repair the damage from the shootings.
The school superintendent says that sum would cover physical repairs at Columbine High School, security improvements and counseling for students and staff.
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An apparently accidental shooting has left a 15 year old boy dead.
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Police say the teen was playing with a nine-millimeter handgun in his trailer home yesterday when he dropped the weapon and it discharged.
The teen was hit in the chest and died before police arrived on the scene.
Authorities are withholding his name until his mother can be found and notified.
Neighbors say the boy lived with his 18-year old brother and that he wasn't in school because he'd been expelled earlier in the year.
The boy was at home with another teen at the time of the shooting.
Neighbors are puzzled over how he got hold of the handgun.
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[SOT 2:08:34]
[IN Q=When I asked]

((DIANE BOWEN/NEIGHBOR: WHEN I ASKED THEM IF THEY HAD ANY GUNS, BECAUSE THEIR FATHER SAID THEY TOOK ALL THEIR GUNS THAT THEY HAD, THEY SAID NO. I HAVEN'T PERSONALLY SEEN IT, SO I DON'T KNOW.))
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An autopsy will be performed in Roanoke.


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The Virginia Tech athletic department has suspended one its football players.
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[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/December 29;]


Lorenzo Ferguson was suspended from the team after he was charged with breaking into student dorm rooms and allegedly stealing blank checks.
Virginia Tech police say Ferguson, who's a sophomore, used the checks to deposit money into his own checking account.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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During the 1998 football season, Ferguson started every game for the Hokies as a linebacker.
He finished the season third on the team in tackles and interceptions.

[1-Sports]


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In sports, A local golf pro birdies his way to victory.
Denise Allen has more today in sports.
Good Morning Denise.
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[On Record]
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[Music-Awards]


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The Dixie Chicks and Garth Brooks came up big at last night's Country Music Awards.
Debra Snell has more on the winners and the parties.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Wariner/CMA Winner; :56]
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The Dixie Chicks took home the award for best vocal group and album of the year.
Faith Hill's "This Kiss" was named single and video of the year.

[E-County-Sewer]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Roanoke County inspectors are going door to door and this visit may cost you.
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[SOT 11:04:07]
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((WE CAN'T INSPECT ANYTHING UNTIL YOU GIVE US PERMISSION TO DO SO. WELL HECK, I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG.))
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They're checking every home in the county for sump pumps, floor drains and downspouts that carry stormwater illegally into the county sewer system.
If yours do, you must repair them or pay monthly fines of up to one hundred dollars.
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[SOT 10:06:03]
[IN Q=That's our main]

((GARY ROBERTSON/UTILITIES DIRECTOR: THAT'S OUR MAIN GOAL, NOT TO HAVE WATER BACKED UP IN PEOPLE'S HOMES DURING HEAVY RAINS.))
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Roanoke county officials have inspected three-thousand-homes so far -- almost four hundred had violations.
Realtors suggest before you buy a home, you get the results of sewer inspections in writing so you don't get stuck with the repair bill.
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[Health-Check]


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In medical news, a dangerous chidlren's disease may no longer be a threat in the United States.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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(( A DEADLY CONDITION THAT PREYS ON CHILDREN DURING A TIME WHEN THEIR MOST VULNERABLE.. HAS VIRTUALLY DISAPPEARED HERE IN THE U-S.
VT=VO

((vo))
REYE'S SYNDROME CAN DEVELOP IN KIDS AFTER THEY'VE HAD A BOUT WITH THE CHICKENPOX.. OR THE FLU.
IT'S POTENTIALLY FATAL BECAUSE IT ATTACKS THE BRAIN AND THE LIVER.
BUT SINCE 1994, DOCTORS HAVE SEEN ONLY A HANDFUL OF THESE CASES.
EXPERTS SAY MOST PARENTS NOW KNOW NOT TO GIVE ASPIRIN TO CHILDREN WITH THESE AILMENTS.. BECAUSE IT CAN TRIGGER REYE'S SYNDROME.//
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((vo))
DRINK TO YOUR HEALTH-- AND THEN DRINK SOME MORE.
A NEW STUDY SHOWS MEN CAN CUT THEIR RISK OF BLADDER CANCER IN HALF BY DRINKING LOTS OF FLUIDS-- ESPECIALLY WATER.
BUT DOCTORS SAY THIS DOESN'T APPLY TO FRUIT JUICES.. WHICH SEEM TO INCREASE A MAN'S RISK FOR BLADDER CANCER JUST SLIGHTLY.// ONCAM ((on cam))
AND A NEW REPORT FINDS A RISE IN THE NUMBER OF WORKING WOMEN WHO HAVE NO HEALTH INSURANCE.
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ACCORDING TO A SURVEY ON WOMEN'S HEALTH...
35-PERCENT OF WOMEN WITH INCOMES OF 16-THOUSAND DOLLARS OR LESS WERE UNINSURED LAST YEAR.
THAT'S UP FROM 29-PERCENT IN 1993.
THERE WAS ALSO A SIMILAR INCREASE AMONG WOMEN EARNING A MODEST LIVING.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[On Record]
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[SUPER=01-Don Mankie, R.D./Lewis Gale Clinic;]



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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]
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The Estimate from Monday's killer tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas is expected to top 500 Million.
Meantime at least three people are dead after strong winds blew through tennesse last night.
Officials are still trying to determine if they were twisters.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Hundreds of ethnic Albanians are have arrived in the United states, hundreds more are expected to arrive in the next two days.
The refugees will spend three to six weeks at Fort Dix, before securing American sponsor families.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The thermostat was rising last night in the Roanoke civic center as the pop vocal group 98 degrees performed to a sold out crowd.
The 19-99 heat it up tour also featured the Irish girl group B-Witched.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, May Sixth.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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Authorities now say three people are dead and one is missing after severe storms hit Tennessee last night.
An emergency management official says funnel clouds were spotted in eight counties.
This comes two days after killer tornadoes struck in Oklahoma and Kansas.
As Drew Levinson reports, shock is slowly melting to grim reality.
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((((LOCATOR: BRIDGE CREEK, OKLAHOMA)) ((NAT SOUND/SINGING))

AS THE SHEER HORROR OF MONDAY'S TORNADOES SLOWLY SINKS IN, SURVIVORS ARE GIVING THANKS FOR WHAT THEY STILL HAVE-- THEIR LIVES:

((SOT))

"The wonderful thing is their just sticks.. and sticks and bricks cane be swept away.. and we'll rebuild what the lord tells us to rebuild"

MEMBERS OF THE RIDGE CREST BAPTIST CHURCH HELD A PRAYER SERVICE OUTDOORS--
THEIR HOUSE OF WORSHIP NOW REDUCED TO A PILE OF RUBBLE.
BUT THROUGH IT ALL, THEIR FAITH REMAINS UNBROKEN:

((SOT))

"I know there is something there that he's telling us. That life goes on."
((LOCATOR: MOORE, OKLAHOMA)) ((NAT SOUND))

RESIDENTS ARE RETURNING TO WHERE THEIR HOMES ONCE STOOD.. TO ACCESS THE DAMAGE... AND TRY TO COME TO TERMS WITH WHAT IS LOST:

((SOT))

"MY KIDS, THEIR PICTURES ARE EVERYWHERE.. YOU'LL NEVER FIND IT, YOU'LL NEVER GET IT BACK."

THE DEADLY TWISTERS LEVELED AT LEAST 3-THOUSAND HOMES IN OKLAHOMA ALONE.
THE DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED TO BE UPWARDS OF 225-MILLION DOLLARS.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS NOW PROVIDING EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE AREAS HARDEST HIT.
BUT FOR SOME, THE LOSS EXTENDS WELL-BEYOND THEIR CRUMPLED HOMES--
SAMANTHA DARNELL AND HER HUSBAND, DEON, WERE HUDDLED UNDER A STAIRWELL.. WHEN THE POWERFUL TORNADO RIPPED THEIR 3-WEEK OLD BABY FROM THEIR LOVING ARMS:

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"HE WAS BLOND, BLONDISH-REDDISH HAIR, KINDA HAD THOSE PRETTY, SLIGHT BLUE EYES.. HE WAS A GOOD BABY."))

[kosovo]


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Some 550 Kosovar refugees are spending their first full day here in America.
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They are the first wave of refugees granted temporary asylum in the United States.
They will stay in Fort Dix, New Jersey for the next few weeks before being placed in homes around the country. [4:02:29]
The refugees were greeted by the first lady yesterday, and gave her a standing ovation.
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[SOT]
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((IT IS ONE THING TO SEE THE IMAGES ON TELEVISON THAT I THINK HAVE FIXATED MANY OF US OVER THE LAST WEEKS, BUT TO BE ABLE TO SHAKE THEIR HANDS, BE ABLE TO LOOK INTO THEIR EYES AND HEAR WORDS OF GRATITUDE THAT THEY WANTED ME TO CONVEY TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WAS REALLY AN OVERWHELMING EXPERIENCE."))
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Another 500 refugees are expected to arrive in the U-S today and tomorrow. [4:04:29]
Meanwhile, U-S Army officials are not giving up on plans to send Apache helicopters into combat against the Serbs.
This, despite the crash earlier this week in Albania that killed two pilots.
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A 15-year old boy is dead-- the victim of an apparent accidental shooting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Police say the teen was playing with a nine-millimeter handgun in his trailer home when he dropped the weapon and it discharged.
The teen was hit in the chest and died before police arrived on the scene.
Authorities are withholding his name until his mother can be found and notified.
Neighbors say the boy lived with his 18-year old brother and that he wasn't in school because he'd been expelled earlier in the year.
The boy was at home with another teen at the time of the shooting.
Neighbors are puzzled over how he got hold of the handgun.
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((DIANE BOWEN/NEIGHBOR: WHEN I ASKED THEM IF THEY HAD ANY GUNS, BECAUSE THEIR FATHER SAID THEY TOOK ALL THEIR GUNS THAT THEY HAD, THEY SAID NO. I HAVEN'T PERSONALLY SEEN IT, SO I DON'T KNOW.))
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An autopsy will be performed in Roanoke.


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Murder charges have been dropped against an Appomattox man accused of helping a woman kill her husband last fall.


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Prosecutors say there wasn't enough evidence to take the case against 32-year old William Curtis Tidwell to a grand jury.
28-year old Sandra Ann Olivarri is still charged with shooting her husband and dumping his body along a roadside in Campbell County.
Olivarri faces a preliminary hearing later this month.
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[E-Akers]


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Goldie Akers went to court yesterday and got just what she wanted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The 77-year old who was sprayed with pepper spray by a Roanoke county police officer faced charges of reckless driving and obstructing justice.
A judge dismissed those charges.
And Akers says she learned a lesson.
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((GOLDIE AKERS/PEPPER SPRAY VICTIM: WELL I THINK I'LL ALWAYS CARRY MY PERMIT WITH ME. AND I WON'T GET ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD ANYMORE.))
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Akers was checking her mail last year when officer Russell Metcalf approached her.
He asked for her license.
When she did not give it to him, he followed her up her driveway, pepper-sprayed her and dragged her out of the car.

Akers won a 45-thousand-dollar settlement from the county for suffering a torn rotator cuff.
Metcalf was terminated, but later reached a settlement of his own and resigned.
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[E-City-Council]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
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Roanoke City Council is hoping a new task force will help to coordinate three major redevelopment projects in the Gainsboro neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Work on the new Higher Education Center is moving forward in the former Norfolk and Western Headquarters, and the city plans housing in a second N&W office building next door.
The plan to redevelop Henry Street has also reached a critical stage, and during a budget meeting today, council members raised questions about the progress of those improvements.
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Council member Bill White proposed the task force as a way to iron out any conflicts among the three projects.


The city administration is promising a more detailed plan for the Henry Street improvements within the next four to six weeks.


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[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Don Mankie, R.D./Lewis Gale Clinic;]



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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: hypertension))

[E-98-degrees]


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[WRITER=mel]
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Call it a heat wave in the star city.
To chart busting groups played to a sold out Roanoke Civic center last night in the Heat it up tour.
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[SUPER=01-Nick Lachey/98 Degrees; 1:31]
[SUPER=01-Melanie Moon/Reporting; 1:42]
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[OUT Q=as the world turns.]

(([nats of b'witched]
The Irish group B'witched kicked of the 19-99 Heat up tour before a sold out Roanoke crowd.
They're debut album just turned platinium and is currently number 8 in Roanoke.
But it's not record sales that motivates this Dublin foresome, they get the biggest thrill from their fans.
[SOTEdele LYNCH AND KEAVY LYNCH----19:15:33-WE HAVE A LOT OF MOTHERS.....STAY THE WAY YOU ARE.]
[SOT]

[nats of 98]
98 degrees took the stage next, and if you could hear over the screaming fans, its not hard to understand how their soulful harmonies has them also heating up the billboard charts.
And it's hard to believe just a year ago when the performed in Roanoke, they were driving themselves from concert to concert in a beat up R-V.
[SOT ABOUT RV drew lachey/98 Degrees 18:48:18, things have definately changed....to travel now.]


But the four Ohio boys create their success to lots of hard work and determination.
[sot-18:52:50 NICK LACHEY: we've put in a lot ot time... a lot of great opportunity.]
[NATS---OF 98]


The tour heads next to the midwest, but you catch 98 degrees on daytime television later this month when they make a guest appearance on the C-B-S soap, As the World Turns.))
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[anchor=melanie]
[SS=None]


And the dates to set your V-C-R's are May 21 and 24th.

[2-Music-Awards]


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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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If Country Music is more your style, we have you covered there too.
Debra Snell has more on last night's Academy of Country Music Awards.
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[SUPER=04-dick clark productions inc.; :11]
[SUPER=01-Garth Brooks/CMA Winner; :33]
[SUPER=01-Steve Wariner/CMA Winner; :56]
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[OUT Q=for CBS news.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The Dixie Chicks took home the award for best vocal group and album of the year.
Faith Hill's "This Kiss" was named single and video of the year.

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, The Avalanche hits home once again as they continue their seven game series at Salem Memorial Field.
Denise Allen has that story and more today in sports.
Good Morning Denise.
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[IN Q=Hello once again 37:45:05]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Day everybody]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


A 15 year old boy was killed yesterday while playing with a loaded, nine millimeter handgun.
The teen was handling the pistol in his home when he dropped it and it went off.
The teen was hit in the chest and died before police arrived on the scene.
Authorities are withholding his name until his mother can be found and notified.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Virginia Tech linebacker Lorenzo Ferguson has been suspended from the team.
He was charged with breaking into student dorm rooms and allegedly stealing blank checks.
Virginia Tech police say Ferguson, who's a sophomore, used the checks to deposit money into his own checking account.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Roanoke Civic Center rocked to the sounds of 98 Degrees and Bewitched.
Thousands of screaming fans packed the sold-out arena.
Just a year ago when they performed in Roanoke, 98-Degrees was driving from concert to concert in a beat up R-V.
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