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The force is getting stronger in Roanoke...
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And the Serbs may be ready to cut a deal on Kosovo.
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News 7 at noon is next.

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They're playing hookie from school and work-- standing in line to see the movie everyone's been talking about.
Star Wars tickets went on sale just minutes ago in Roanoke.
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Scott Goldberg is at the Carmike Cinemas near Tanglewood Mall with fans who have been in line all morning.
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And we'll have a preview of the movie a little later in the newscast.[israel]


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Israel's new prime minister has 45 days to form a government.
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After claiming a landslide victory over Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak (EH'-hud bah-RAHK' ) is promising to make peace with the Palestinians and pull Israeli troops out of Lebanon.
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President Clinton says he'll ask Barak to press ahead on land for peace deals in the middle east.
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((GENERAL BARAK'S DEVOTION TO THE SECURITY OF ISRAEL IS NOT IN QUESTION, BUT HE HAS EVIDENCED THE INTENTION TO CONTINUE THE PEACE PROCESS, AND IF HE'S WILLING TO DO IT, WE'RE CERTAINLY BOTH WILLING TO DO IT, AND HOPEFULLY WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO DO SO".))
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Today Mr. Clinton welcomes Jordan's King Abdullah on his first official visit.
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Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's (sloh-BOH'-dahn mee-LOH'-shuh-vich-iz) government says it's ``ready to cut a deal'' on Kosovo -- as long as NATO stops bombing.
Their plan includes an international security presence in Kosovo.
A group of eight nations, including the U-S, meet tomorrow to refine their ideas into a resolution for the U-N Security Council.
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Meantime, One month after they were captured, two Serb soldiers are back home in Yugoslavia this afternoon.
Two former P-O-Ws were taken from Germany to Hungary by members of the Red Cross, then
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[wide shot of airport, cars going through gate] handed over to over to Yugoslav authorities at the border.
American officials are saying little, citing Geneva Convention rules.
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The Manager of the Roanoke Chapter of the American Red Cross is now on his way to Albania to assist with relief efforts there.
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Tom Brown left the Roanoke Regional Airport this morning.
He's one of 13 Red Cross delegates from the United States, who are taking part in the international relief program for Kosovar refugees.
Brown expects to assist with food distribution in northern Albania.
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Brown isn't the only local Red Cross member on assignment in other areas.
Two are now in Oklahoma helping tornado victims, and a third is in North Dakota helping residents still recovering from severe flooding two years ago.

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He was described as a good swimmer.
But an attempt to rescue another swimmer turned deadly for 26 year old Jimmy Gilmore of Christiansburg.
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Gilmore's body was recovered near McCoy Falls, in Montgomery County, at about seven last night.
Witnesses say he disappeared while trying to help a panicked young woman who apparently couldn't swim.
A couple of bystanders who ran to help the pair were eventually able to help the young woman to shore but could NOT get to Gilmore.
Lifeguard- 10 located his body about three hours later.
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((JOHN PEREZ/WITNESS: SHE WAS HYSTERICAL, SHE WAS, JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE THAT THE PERSON THAT WAS TRYING TO SAVE HER WAS IN THE WATER SOMEWHERE AND SHE COULDN'T FIND HIM, SHE KEPT TRYING TO GET UP AND GO BACK IN THE WATER, SHE KEPT FALLING DOWN, SHE JUST WASN'T IN ANY SHAPE TO BE GOING IN THE WATER.))
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The young woman was NOT seriously injured.
She's been identified as 18- year old Jennifer Preston.
Friends say the two did NOT know each other before the incident.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


If you weren't one of the lucky fans to get a ticket to the Star Wars premiere--
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but still want to know more about the movie-- stay tuned.
We'll have a preview in just a moment on News-7 at Noon.
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[Endostatin]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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Cancer patients will soon get a chance to test a promising new drug.
Researchers say endostatin has wiped out tumors in mice by stunting a tumors' ability to grow new vessels.
They hope it does the same in humans.
The first testing will be done this fall on about 25 patients in Boston.

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A popular men's store in downtown Blacksburg won't be closing its doors after all.
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In January, Davidsons announced it would be shutting down after 40- years in business.
But the popular men's store will now remain open thanks, in part, to two local residents who will become partners in the store, June the first.
The two men making the investment are Wayne Patty, Senior and his son Wayne Patty, Junior.
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At the top of the newscast you saw the lines of eager Star War fans waiting to purchase tickets.
It's hard to believe, but the Star wars saga began 22 years ago.
Bobbi Harley gives us a preview of the next chapter, Episode One, The Phantom Menace.
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(((TRACK) The long wait is over for Star Wars fans. Be patient young patawan Super: Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace/Fox-Lucasfilms LTD
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That's Ewan McGregor on the right as a young Obi Wan Kenobi. Liam Neeson is his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. Sot/Liam Neeson/Actor He is training a young Obi Wan Kenobi and in the process of the film he finds this boy that's eventually going to become Darth Vader. NAT ANAKIN SKY WALKER MEET OBI WAN KENOBI
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In this prequel to Star Wars, Luke Skywalker's father is a slave boy on the desert planet of Tatooine. Anakin Skywalker dreams of becoming a pilot and knows nothing of his future as a Dark Lord. Jake Lloyd seems unaffected by his sudden notoriety as the young Darth Vader Sot/Jake Lloyd/Actor It's pretty cool you know but its not going to change very much.
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The paths of the Jedi Knights and Skywalker cross when a galactic crisis arises. They try to negotiate a treaty when Natalie Portman's Queen Amidala-ruler of a peaceful planet faces the likelihood of war.
Natsot-I've decided to go back to Naboo

Sot/144457 Natalie Portman-Actress It's really interesting for young girls to see young women as leaders I think..because young women are not portrayed that way really ever on films.
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Samuel L. Jackson, a big Star Wars fan landed his dream role as Mace Windiu a member of the Jedi council.. after an appearance on a British talk show.. Sot/Samuel L Jackson/Actor I basically told him.You can do anything-you can hide my face..make me a storm trooper as long as I know I am in the movie I don"t care. Millions of Star Wars fans care about Mace Windo and the other characters who make Episode 1 The Phantom Menace one of the most anticipated films in years. Bobbi Harley CBS News)) [Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
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As we prepare to honor America's fallen soldiers next weekend, Pamplin Park near Petersburg is getting ready to open a new museum dedicated to Civil War soldiers.
We'll find out more next on News-7 at Noon.
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And later we'll see the latest twist on mobile-phones-- a phone that lets you see who you're calling.
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It's been called the "Crown Jewel of Civil War history destinations"-- and it's right here in Virginia.
We're talking about Pamplin Park, where the new National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is set to open over Memorial Day weekend.
Here to talk about what to expect is Michelle Menendez.
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What's new at the park?
The park itself is not new, what other attractions can folks check out?
Where is the park located?
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If you need more information or detailed directions you can call toll free at 1-877-PAMPLIN. That's 877-726-7516. That will get you to the park office.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 50 points.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Coming up in sports--
A college football legend visits the area--
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And we'll find out how one Washington and Lee lacrosse player's fight against a brain tumor continues to inspire his teamates.
The full story after the break.
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Tom Osborne has won National Championships and countless bowl games at Nebraska.
But while he's discribed as a legendary coach, Osborne says his faith in GOD is what has sustained him.
Denise Allen caught up with him last night at Virginia Tech.
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(( Tom Osborne's Nebraska teams played in eight national championship games and made 29 consecutive bowl appearances.
In his 25 years with the Cornhuskers he won 255 games lost only 49 and tied three. But while the wins far out numbered the loses, they didn't define his career.
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Osborne spends much of his retirement speaking to students and coaches about faith, in fact it was his beliefs that brought him to southwest Virginia.
Many of Osborne's speaking engagements are events sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
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And even though Osborne has stopped coaching he hopes his words are still a positive impact on athletes lives.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports))

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And on the fairer side of the diamond--
The Northside girls softball team opened up the Blue Ridge tournament yesterday with an easy 13-to-nothing win over Rockbridge Co.
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The Lady Vikes came in as the number one seed with pitcher Brandy Bailey--and she was in her groove from the get-go. And boy does she make it go--
Rockbridge trying to catch the heat--and doesn't even see the ball go by.
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The Vikes would score early and often--and the regular season champs advance to the second round of the tournament.
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When the Washington and Lee Generals lost in the NCAA quarterfinals to Denison on Saturday - in many ways it may have seemed liked the end of the world.
But Intern reporter Zeb Mellett, himself a member of the team, says that type of setback is nothing compared to the loss of a teammate.
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((The generals came into Saturday's game against the Big Red with it's highest ranking in 10 years. But W & L could only watch as Denison exploded midway through the third quarter to end a promising post season. But this team is still thankful because of defenseman Brian Brantley. The junior never made it to the playoffs. In April his visit to the school's infirmary for flu symptoms escalated into a Cat Scan revealing a growth on his brain that required immediate surgery. ((CHARLIE ANTRIM/JUNIOR DEFENSEMAN:)) ((ZEB MELLETT:)) ((TOM SUPER/SENIOR MIDFIELDER:)) It is unknown if Brantley will play lacrosse again. However, he is planning on returning to Washington and Lee this Fall to complete his education and graduate on time. Zeb Mellett News 7 Sports.))

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[ANCHOR=mel]
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[WRITER=mel]
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It's the world's first mobile phone with a television screen.
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[7:26:44]
The Japanese made phone is on display in Tokyo.
The T-V screen shows the person you're calling.
The visual phone goes on sale in Japan in July for 325 dollars.
There is still some room for improvement. (------------) The images of the videophone are in black and white only.