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Next on News 7, Hollins University graduates hear from a role model who hopes to roll into the Oval Office in the year 2000.
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And one person is dead after an accident in Botetourt County.

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In sports, It's Dale Jarrett in Richmond last night the Roanoke Wrath comes up short at Victory Stadium.
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and in the "Big Apple" the Yankees prevent the sweep by the visiting Chicago White Sox.
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((ELIZABETH DOLE: WE'RE GOING TO BE REACHING OUT TO PEOPLE EVERYWHERE...TODAY IS A WONDERFUL DAY TO CELEBRATE WITH HOLLINS GRADUATES.))
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Presidental hopeful Elizabeth Dole took time away from the campaign trail to speak at Hollins University today.
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Good evening, I'm Eric Earnhart.

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Elizabeth Dole gave this year's commencement speech at Hollins University.
She also received an honorary degree.
Joy Sutton was at the graduation and has the story.
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((
260 young women walked across the stage today to receive their diplomas from Hollins University.
And Elizabeth Dole received an honorary degree...a doctorate of Laws.
Dole was also this year's commencement speaker...she told the graduates that they will play an important role in society.
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((ELIZABETH DOLE/COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: WHERE EVER YOU GO..YOU WILL BE LEADERS...AND THE DECISION THAT YOU MAKE WILL HAVE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT.))
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Dole also told the graduates about the struggles she has faced as a woman throughout her life and career.
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((ELIZABETH DOLE/COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: I AIMED A SLEDGE AT THE GLASS CEILING THAT HOLDS DOWN WOMEN AND MINORITIES...A GLASS CEILING WE STILL CRASH INTO FROM TIME TO TIME.))
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Graduate Pamela Colbert says she was honored to have a woman of Dole's stature honored at the commencement.
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((PAMELA COLBERT/GRADUATE: IT MAKES HOLLINS LOOK GOOD..IT MAKES HER LOOK GOOD..AND IT PROBABLY PUTS HER AT A GREAT START FOR HER CAMPAIGN.))
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Dole also asked the graduates to join her campaign.
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((VERONICA VOTYPKA/GRADUATE: SHE SAID SHE'S GOING TO BE CALLING ME TO WORK ON HER CAMPAIGN...JUST TO VOLUNTEER AND PASS OUT BUTTONS...I TOLD HER ONLY TO CALL ME IF SHE'S READY TO PAY ME.))
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For many of the graduates Dole is a role model...and someone they are hoping will make history...by taking over the office of the presidency.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Roanoke County. ))

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One man died following a traffic accident in Botetourt County today.
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It happened around two this afternoon near the intersection of Beaver Dam Road and Route 11.
Authorities say the man was travelling west along Beaver Dam Road when his truck veered off the shoulder, flipped and landed in a creek.
He died at the scene.
An investigation continues.
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Several VMI cadets were reliving a part of Civil War history today in Shenandoah County.
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The cadets were among almost two-thousand people who participated in the re-enactment of the Battle of New Market.
The re-enactment is an annual event and history lesson of sorts for the cadets.
During the Civil War the entire cadet corps was called into action by the Confederacy in 1864.
Ten died in battle.
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A cyber attack shuts down the White House website temporarily... And you can fly into cyber space to meet the Phantom Menace head-on.
More on tonight's WebWatch.
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The White House website is back up and running after hackers shut it down last week posting anti-NATO messages. A person claiming to be the hacker says he did it just because it was easy.
The U.S. is considering ordering a major sattelite company to stop transmitting internet access into Yugoslavia.
If you're looking for a way to connect with Oklahoma tornado victim's online, the Oklahoman newspaper website can help.
You can post messages on the tornado forum, find friends and relatives, and check a list of relief organizations.

The Tour D Festival bicycle race rolls into Roanoke over the Memorial Day weekend, bringing 20 thousand dollars in prizes with it, learn more about the race, even download an entry form at Tourdfestival-dot-com.

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If waiting for the Phantom Menace is about to send you into hyperspace.... relax, the official Star Wars episode one website has plenty of video clips, interviews and behind the scenes information to keep you busy for the next few days.

For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ-seven-dot-com.))
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Still ahead-- we'll meet a man whose life was forever changed by an incident about five years ago..
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Though doctors say he'll never walk again, Bernie (ber-nuh-TAH-vitch) Bernatavicius believes he's healed and looks forward to the future.
Steve Smallshaw will have that story in a few minutes, first let's head over to Andrew Freiden in the weather center.
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Shortly after graduating about five years ago from Lynchburg College, Edward "Bernie" (ber-nuh-TAH-vitch) Bernatavicius was shot during a drive-by shooting.
He survived and was left paralyzed for the rest of his life; but the accident didn't break his spirit.
Steve Smallshaw has more in this week's Virginia Profiles.
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((It's been five years since a stray bullet left him paralayzed from the chest down, but the darkest days are behind Edward "Bernie" Bernatavicius now.
From the wheelchair that's his constant companion, Bernie has adapted well to his second life.
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((BERNIE BERNATAVICIUS: AND I DON'T THINK THERE WERE REALLY TIMES WHERE I FELT SORRY FOR MYSELF TOO OFTEN FOR WHAT HAD HAPPENED OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, BUT I MEAN, LIFE GOES ON AND LIFE IS GOOD, SO MAYBE TIME HAS HEALED ALL.)) [RUNS 11]
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Time can't heal Bernie's physical wounds.. doctors have told him he'll never walk again.
But emotionally, he's never been stronger.
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((BERNIE BERNATAVICIUS: SURE IT MAKES IT MORE DIFFICULT AND TOUGH SOMETIMES, BUT YOU CAN'T LET IT GET IN THE WAY. LIFE IS GREAT AND THERE'S JUST SO MANY THINGS OUT THERE TO EXPERIENCE AND YOU CAN EITHER TAKE THE ATTITUDE WHERE YOU'LL LET SOMETHING LIKE THIS FRUSTRATE YOU AND BRING YOU DOWN AND NOT REALLY GO ON WITH YOUR LIFE, OR YOU'RE JUST GOING TO SAY `HEY, IT HAPPENED, BUT THERE'S A LOT OF GREAT THINGS LEFT OUT THERE IN LIFE TO DO AND TO EXPERIENCE.)) [RUNS 20]
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Bernie's experiences the past five years have included attending and graduating from Villanova law school, and clerking for a judge in his native New Jersey.
Others may have accomplished more during that time, but officials at Lynchburg College say Bernie was a natural choice to be this year's commencement speaker.
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((DR. CHARLES WARREN/LYNCHBURG COLLEGE PRESIDENT: HE'S A TRULY CARING AND COMPASSIONATE PERSON AND HE OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT ENGAGE IN SELF PITY, HE IS TREMENDOUSLY COURAGEOUS AND DETERMINED, AND I THINK HE'S A WONDERFUL ROLE MODEL, NOT ONLY FOR OUR GRADUATES BUT FOR ALL OF US.)) [RUNS15]
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With law school and a clerkship behind him, Bernie is now interviewing with law firms, hoping to specialize someday in family law.
But beyond that, he's not making any definite plans.
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((BERNIE: YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE LIFE IS GOING TO TAKE YOU, AND I'M VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT ADVENTURE OVER THE NEXT FIVE TO TEN YEARS, TO SEE WHERE I'LL BE.)) [RUNS 07]
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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Through the years, federal agents have fought long and hard to bring to justice some of the biggest names associated with moonshining.
Their most recent effort-- called Operation Lightning Strike -- targeted suspected stills in Franklin, Craig, and Pittsylvania Counties.
But, an earlier effort in 1993, targeted the largest operation in Virginia.
Keith Humphry has more in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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((Police and ABC agents had been keeping an eye on Paul Henson's Pittsylvania County home for six months. But it was not until Christmas Eve 1992 that an unmistakable odor lead investigators to stake out the property.
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Authorities raided Henson's house and barn in January, 1993. It turned out to be the largest moonshine operation in Virginia. They found 36- pots, 900 pounds of meal, 100 pounds of sugar, two dozen one- pound bags of yeast.
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About a month later Henson was arrested. Authorities charged him with aiding and abetting in the production of illegal alcohol. The evidence against Henson was circumstantial. The prosecution was able to establish that Henson lived in the house at some point and that electric lines from the house powered the still. But Henson's attorney argued there was no obvious link between Henson and the still.
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A Grand Jury agreed and refused to indict Henson on the charges.
He was off the hook. By May, Henson was in trouble again. Authorities busted him for arranging to buy 22 pounds of pot.
The D-E-A said Henson was part of a marijuana- trafficking network that brought more than 12-hundred pounds of pot into Virginia.
Henson had 12 counts against him, involving drugs, firearms, and making moonshine.
In the federal case, the government still had no witnesses who could say they saw Henson cooking whiskey mash.

The prosecution based its case on the fact the still was on Henson's property, that he'd paid for construction materials, and that his fingerprints were on the equipment.
The federal jury convicted Henson of running the moonshine operation. Some months later he was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute hundreds of pounds of marijuana.
Henson was sentenced to 8 years in prison and fined 25-hundred dollars. That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.))

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Up next-- actor Liam Neeson is no stranger to playing the hero on the big screen..
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and his latest effort is no exception.
We'll hear what he has to say about Star Wars when the news continues.
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Most movie-goers first noticed Liam Neeson in his leading role in Schindler's List a few years ago.
Now, the dramatic actor is taking on a new and different challenge as a Jedi Master in Star Wars.
Dan DiNicola spoke with Neeson about his latest effort and has this report.
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And coming up, The N-B-A playoffs resumed today highlights from Major League Baseball.
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and Dale Jarrett wins in Richmond last night to move into the top spot in the Winston Cup Points race.
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Dale Jarrett's first win in 15 races dating back to last season was big.
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Jarrett made his move with just over 30 laps to go and he takes the checkered flag winning the Pontiac Excitement 400 and moving to the top of the Winston Cup Points Race.
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Jarrett found a good set of tires near the end of the race he passed Mark Martin with 32 laps to go and he would take the checkered flag winning his first race of the season.
Martin finished second.
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With last night's victory in Richmond, Jarrett moved to the top of the points standings. Jeff Burton, who finished 37-th, dropped to second place. He's followed by bobby Labonte, Martin and Jeff Gordon.


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The New York Knicks and Miami Heat hooked up this afternoon in the deciding game of their N-B-A playoff series.
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Pat Riley and the Heat fighting to advance to the second round of the playoffs.
Miami led at the half but when New York's Allan Houston busted this three pointer the game was tied at 60 to 60.

The Heat's Alonzo Mourning then went to the hoop to open the fourth quarter scoring on the jump hook and drawing the foul for the three point play.
New York answered getting the ball to Patrick Ewing who hits the jumper to make it a one point game.
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But the Heat came up with a couple of three pointers Dan Marjerlie's made it a 3 point lead but the Knicks come back to win it 78 to 77.
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The Chicago White Sox were in the "Big Apple' going for the three game sweep of the New York Yankees.
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Don Zimmer working the umpires after a questionable call at second base.
Frank Thomas hits this grounder to second for the fielders choice but Rayy Durham scores from third after a triple and the White Sox took the early 1 to nothing lead in the first.
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New York would get on the board later in the game when Chilli Davis gets all of this pitch it ends up over the left centerfield wall for a two run homer and New York wins the game 2 to 1.
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The Boston Red Sox started the day tied with the Yankees for first place in the American League East.
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The Red Sox took the early lead.
In the top of the first Mike Stanley hits this shot down the left field line for a double a run scores and Boston jumped out to the 1 to nothing lead.
The score was tied 1 to 1 after 1 then Toronto's Jose Cruz smokes this pitch for a two run homer in the sixth and the game was tied again at 4 to 4.
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The Red Sox answered in the top of the seventh when Reggie Jefferson hits this solo homer over the right field wall to make it 5 to 4 Sox but Toronto goes on to win the game 9 to 6.
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The Virginia State Championship Gymnastics meet wrapped up today at the Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics.
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More than 280 athletes from all over the state competed in the floor exercise, balance beam, uneven bars and vault.
These level four gymnasts are looking forward to the day when they can be like Kearstin Myers.
Myers, a level nine, was one of only two Virginia gymnasts to compete in the USGA regionals last week.
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The Roanoke Warth is now 2 and 1 in early season Open Cup qualifying round play.
Delaware scored in the last minute of a second overtime to beat the Wrath 2 to 1.
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Goal Keeper Danny Briton warming up before the game.
The Wrath would count on him early as he turns the Wizards shot away early in the first half of the game.
The Wizards would strike first in the second half when Peppy Ramirez crosses the ball to David Pogemiller who heads it in for the one to nothing lead.
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But minutes later the Wrath would even it up off the throw in the ball lands at Derrick Shockely's feet and he would score to tie it at 1 and Delaware goes on to win it 2 to 1 in overtime.
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