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Today on News 7, an upset teenager shoots six of his classmates in a Georgia high school. We'll have a live report.
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The American Lung Association is trying to clean the air in the Roanoke Valley.
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Plus -- a new drug for lowering blood pressure is working for patients at the greatest risk.
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((EVERYONE WAS SCREAMING THEY GOT A GUN. THEY GOT A GUN!)) [BUTT TO 14:51:12] ((HE WAS STANDING IN A LITTLE CLEARNIGN AND HE JUST STARTED SHOOTING.))
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Yet another school shooting- this time at a Georgia high school.

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It's an all too familiar story- this time the shots rang out at school just outside of Atlanta.
Six students were shot- though none critically.
The gunman is a high school sophomore who gave up- apparently dropping to his knees and threatening to kill himself.
Cathy Moss is at the school- and joins us live with the latest.
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(( THE SCENE THIS TIME WAS HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL WHERE 13-HUNDRED STUDENTS HAD JUST ARRIVED FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL DAY. JUST AFTER 8AM, SHOTS RANG OUT IN A COMMON AREA. STUDENTS BEGAN RUNNING IN A PANIC. CYNTHIA GARCIA, STUDENT:
NATHANIAL DEETER WAS TALKING WITH THE SHOOTER JUST SECONDS BEFORE HE OPENED FIRE. HE SAID THE BOY WAS UPSET ABOUT BREAKING UP WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND. DEETER TURNED HIS BACK FOR A MOMENT AND THE SHOOTING BEGAN. NATHANIEL DEETER, STUDENT, "I YELLED WHY...AVERAGE STUDENT
WITNESSES SAY HE FIRED A 22-CALIBER RIFLE RANDOMLY, THEN STOPPED TO PUT A SECOND GUN, A PISTOL, INTO HIS MOUTH AS THOUGH TO KILL HIMSELF, BUT HE COULDN'T DO IT. HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL. AS A PRECAUTION, POLICE DETONATED A BACKPACK FOUND SITTING OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL, BUT IT CONTAINED ONLY A CALCULATOR AND BOOKS. JEFF WIGINGTON, ROCKLAND COUNTY SHERIFF: NO REASON TO BELIEVE THERE ARE ANY EXPLOSIVES IN THE SCHOOL. THE MOST SERIOUSLY INJURED VICTIM IS A 15 YEAR OLD GIRL SHOT IN THE ABDOMEN, BUT SHE IS SAID TO BE IN STABLE CONDITION.))
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On Capitol Hll, lawmakers are trying to make it harder for guns to end up in the wrong hands.
The Senate passed two gun control measures- but as Maureen Maher reports they're still a long way from becoming law.
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((The Vice President votes and the vote is passed." It took a tie breaking nod by the Vice President, but for the third time this week, the Senate voted for stricter gun control measures. Sen. Tom Daschle/D-Minority Leader: What you just saw is the NRA losing its grip on the Senate.
In addition to trigger locks, law makers are now calling for mandatory background checks on all sales at shows and pawn shops.
Senate republicans reluctantly made concessions, maintaining the guns are not the problem. Sen. Trent Lott/R-Majority Leader: Guns don't cause people to do these things, something in their beings causes them to do these things."
This was not a good day to argue against gun control. a few hours before the vote, 6 students were injured at suburban Atlanta school shooting and it was exactly one month ago today that two teenagers went on a shooting spree in Littleton, Colorado. But for those whose lives have been directly affected by gun violence, today's vote was not about party politics, rather a personal victory.
Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-MA: It's an important vote for sanity. Maureen Maher: It's also important to remember the amendments are actually part of a much bigger picture - the Juvenile Crime Bill - which must still go through the Senate, the House and a committee before either side has a chance to vote on it and any gun control laws can be enforced))

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A new power line route is worth serious consideration.
That's the word today in a State Corporation Commission staff report ...
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The report- talks about the proposed alternate route.
IT would run from Wyoming County, West Virginia, to the Jacksons Ferry station in Wythe County.
The route is shorter than AEP's last proposal ... and it could have a less severe impact on the environment, according to the S-C-C report.
The report also asks for a full review of the route.
That would include public hearings in five counties.
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It looks like supervisors in Wythe and Bland Counties will fight the power line as a team.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us from the Bland County Courthouse where members of both boards will meet later tonight.
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State Health officials are looking for four boys who may have been exposed to rabies in the Washington national forest. We'll have that story in a moment.
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and if you've taken a vitamin, had a glass of milk or bowl of cereal, the Justice Department says you paid too much for it.
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An Appomattox County woman may have been in fear for her life the night she allegedly shot and killed her husband last year.
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29-year old Sandra Ann Olivarri was in court today for a preliminary hearing in the murder of her husband Nick Olivarri in September, 1998.
An investigator says Olivarri confessed to the killing.. and told police her husband had been sharpening a knife just before she shot him.
Prosecutor Tommy Lawson would not discuss any potential motive.
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A judge certified the murder charges to next month's grand jury.
Olivarri remains free on bond.
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Health Department officials in Page County are looking for as many as five boys exposed to rabid bobcat last Sunday.
The boys apparantley handled a dead bobcat and took pictures with it.
Officials say the biggest concern is a teenage boy who put his hand in the bobcat's mouth.
An infected animal's salivia in an open wound or in an eye, mouth, or other surface can spread rabies.

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Virginia State Police have written nine-thousand-360 tickets on Interstate 81 since February 21st.
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That's when the first of eleven "saturated patrols" began on 81.
Of those tickets, more than 55-hundred were for speeding cars.
Eight-hundred-and-10 were for speeding commercial vehicles.
Five-hundred-and-62 seatbelt violations were cited.
Seven saturated patrols on Interstate 95 since March 28th have resulted in almost 38-hundred tickets.
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Police say the crackdowns may be responsible for this year's dramatic decrease in highway fatalities.[5-Vitamins]


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Two foreign vitamin companies have agreed to pay a record criminal fine for price fixing.
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Hoffman-LaRoche (luh-ROSHSH) and Germany's B-A-S-F will plead guilty and pay a 725 MILLION dollar penalty.
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The companies conspired to raise and fix prices on vitamins across the globe.
The Justice Department says the scheme cost American consumers a lot of money
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A former Hoffman-LaRoche official will also serve a four month prison term and pay a one hundred thousand dollar fine.

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You've seen him on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, and tonight Randall Pinkston is in Roanoke. Patrick Evans is standing us to tell us what he's doing in the Valley.
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CBS Correspondent Randall Pinkston has covered most every "big" story that has broken this year, from the refugees in Albania to the high school shootings in Littleton, Colorado.
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Pinkston is in Roanoke for the Regional Conference on Community Relations, and Patrick Evans joins us live with an interview.
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The Roanoke Express welcomes its new G-M. Mike Stevens will introduce us to him.
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On health check -- A breath of fresh air is getting harder to find in the Valley.
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And a new study on high blood pressure reveals options to take care of a hard to treat segment of the population.
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The results of the first study on a new drug to treat hypertension in African Americans is out.
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The Association of Black Cardiologists -- or A-B-C -- report shows that a medication called Atacand taken once a day is effective in lowering blood pressure in many of the typically hard to treat African-American patients. This is the first published study focusing exclusively on a population at particularly high risk for the condition.
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The A-B-C study may ultimately lead to increased treatment of African American patients and give doctors the confidence that these newer medications can work.
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May is "Clean Air Month" in Virginia. But when most people think of air pollution they don't realize the affect it can have on people with lung diseases. Intern reporter Samantha Silver explains.
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(( One in every four-point-five people in our area has asthma...And the numbers are increasing. One reason for the increase in asthma cases is air pollution causing dangerous o-zone levels.
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People who suffer from asthma and other lung diseases say they can feel the direct affect of the environment.
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The ozone level doesn't just affect people with chronic lung disease and asthma, it also affects anyone over the age of 65 and young children whose airways are very small. [STANDUP] SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO TO INSURE CLEAN AIR IN OUR REGION-CARPOOL, USE MASS TRANSPORTATION AND TAKE STEPS TO REDUCE THE EMISSIONS FROM YOUR VEHICLE.
SAMANTHA SILVER, NEWS 7 ROANOKE COUNTY.))

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Today in Sports, the Virginia Tech Hokies are enjoying a successful season on the diamond,
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Hey everybody welcome to the Thursday afternoon two minute sports ticker.
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The Roanoke Express welcomed its new general manager to town today at a newsconference
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Tommy Benizio, a Radford University graduate, who once served as the team's marketing director returns to the valley. His first priority is making the team sound financially, his last concern is messing with head coach Scott Gordon.


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Sean O'Connell will also remain with the team as an assistant General Manager.
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Virginia Tech's baseball team is enjoying one of its most successful seasons in the last decade.
And for coach Chuck Hartman the taste of victory is extra sweet this year.
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Hartman had bypass surgery last summer. He took the fall baseball season off to recover.
And when he returned this spring it was with renwed enthusiam.
The change was apparent to his players.
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This is Hartman's 21st season at Virginia Tech. His Hokies finsihed the regfular season 37 and 14.
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Right now the Hokies are playing Temple in their opening game in the A-10 tournament in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. We'll have an update on that tonight at six.
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Plus, UVa has been knocked out of the ACC baseball tournament in Durham losing to NC State today 9-to-6.
Highlights of that game coming up at six.
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Have a great night everybody, I'll see you then. [take a break]

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The Indianapolis 500 is coming up and it is a sure bet that slow and steady will NOT win the race.
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However it was the secret to the 18th annual Zoo-opolis 500.
The Indianapolis Zoo pitted its giant tortoises in a race yesterday.
Lynn St. James took the early lead, but she hits the edge of the wall and spins just before crossing the finish line.
But her competition A-J Foyt wasn't able to capitalize and had to back off the tortoise throttle.
Lynn St. James regained her composure and crawled her way to victory. She celebrated with the traditional winner's prize...a large head of lettuce.
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