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It'll be a tear-filled day for Columbine High School seniors today. They celebrate their graduation ceremony a little more than one month after the massacre at their school.

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And the first class of cadets graduates from the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership.
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A bittersweet day awaits the community of Littleton, Colorado.
Columbine High School seniors graduate today.
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Seniors and family say they want to make the ceremony as happy as possible.
It was just over a month ago when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold terorized the school--killing 12 students, a teacher and then themselves.
Two of the victims were seniors. Lauren Townsend's family will pick up her diploma at today's ceremony. Relatives of Isaiah Shoels (shohls) aren't expected to be there.
There's no plan to mention the gunmen.
One school official says today's ceremony will be another step in the healing process for Columbine students.
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[11VWIL]


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A group of women at Mary Baldwin College have made history.
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Yesterday, theVirginia Women's Institute for Leadership - or V-WIL - graduated its first class.
The military program at Mary Baldwin College was created so V-M-I would not have to admit women.
A Roanoke cadet says the program posed a unique challenge for its pioneering students.
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((THROUGHOUT THE FOUR YEARS OF V-WIL WE'VE CREATED A TRADITION THAT HASN'T COME FROM TRADITION AND IT HASN'T COME FROM ANY GREAT HISTORICAL BACKGROUND.))
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[OUT Q=great historical background]
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Now that V-M-I has admitted women, cadets in this all-female program are fighting to prove they still deserve funding.
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((I THINK WE'LL PROVE THAT IT'S DEFINITELY BEEN A WORTHWHILE VENTURE.))
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[OUT Q=worthwhile venture.]
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School officials say the number of applicants to V-WIL has increased... and they're confident the program will continue after state and V-M-I subsidies run out next year.


[11Scales]


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A new trial date has been set for the identical twin brothers accused of killing a man inside a crowded Blacksburg nightspot.
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Terry and Kerry Scales were originally scheduled to go on trial yesterday.
They're accused of shooting and killing a Florida man inside Arnold's restaurant in August, 1997.
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Police say the twins each admitted firing shots inside the restaurant.
An August trial date has now been set.
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[11Gun-Control]


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Roanoke law enforcement officers are wondering if new Gun Control laws will help fight crime.
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One provision the Senate passed would make it tougher to buy guns at pawn shops, requiring a 24-hour mandatory waiting period.
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Miguel Ortiz bought his murder weapon at a Roanoke pawn shop two years ago.
That store's manager says a waiting period would not have stopped Ortiz from killing.
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((THIS GENTLEMAN FILED EVERYTHING ON THE PAPERS AND WAS GIVEN AN APPROVAL NUMBER FROM VIRGINIA STATE POLICE TO OWN A HANDGUN.))
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Roanoke police say there was no way to know Ortiz would use the gun to kill.
And Sergeant John Castleman says it's doubtful stricter gun laws would have helped.
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((WE CAN SLOW IT UP, WE CAN MAKE THEM JUMP THROUGH SEVERAL HOOPS. BUT STOP IT ENTIRELY? PROBABLY NOT.))
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Last year more than 170-thousand people bought handguns in Virginia after undergoing background checks.
Only 25-hundred applications were denied.

[11Wythe-Study]


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Help may be on the way to alleviate traffic congestion where Interstates 77 and 81 overlap in Wythe County.
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The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board has tentatively approved 2 and half million dollars for the project in its upcoming budget.
An earlier study looked at ways to widen Interstate 81.
It also examined the possibility of separating the two interstates.
If money is approved-- this new more "in-depth" study would likely begin next year.
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[11Natural-Bridge]


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There will be a party at Natural Bridge today..........
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Officials are celebrating its designation as a national historic site.
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((DAVE PARKER/:OBVIOUSLY IT'S A VERY COVETED HONOR AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOES NOT DESIGNATE THAT MANY IN ANY ONE GIVEN YEAR. SO, WITH THE STRICT CRITERIA THAT YOU HAVE TO MEET--CERTAINLY ANYBODY OR ANY SITE THAT DOES MEET THAT CRITERIA TO RECEIVE THAT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR RECOGNIZE THAT SITE IS A TREMENDOUS HONOR.))
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Civil war re-enactments and military drills are a few of the activities scheduled to take place in honor of the occassion.
Representative Bob Goodlatte will be on hand for the event as well as Thomas Jefferson's fifth great-grandson.
Later today a bronze plaque will be unveiled under the Natural Bridge in honor of the designation.
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The festivities get underway at 10.

[11Lake-Level]


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Smith Mountain Lake is down about two feet below normal.
But some residents want to make sure they will not be left high and dry.
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Several lake communities say A-E-P should not need the governor's permission to release less water downstream from the dam.
And they say they should be able to reduce downstream flow BEFORE the lake is critically low.
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((DOWNSTREAM USERS WILL NOT BE ADVERSELY IMPACTED. THEY WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE OPERATING AND WILL HAVE ENOUGH WATER.
BUT THAT WOULD CONSERVE WATER IN THE LAKE TO SUPPORT THAT FLOW LONGER.))
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The fish hatchery downstream says the new proposal is fine as long as it still gets enough water to survive.
It's up to federal officials to decide whether to make the change.
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... A Pittsylvania County woman remains missing despite efforts by volunteer search teams.
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And are 7-2-7's safe? The F-A-A is doing some tests.
We will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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The Federal Avaition Administration is ordering emergency testing on the aluminum tubing that carries electrical wires through the fuel tanks on Boeing 727's.
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Mechanics found severe wear on wires and holes in the tubing of two airplanes.
The F-A-A says there were signs of electrical sparking and it could trigger a fuel tank explosion.
Similar inspections have been ordered on the 727's cousin, the Boeing 737, plus Boeing 747's and 767's.
Officials are concerned that the mixture of fuel, air and electricity could spark an explosion such as the one that downed TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747. The cause of that explosion still hasn't been pinpointed.
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[11Missing-Woman]


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No new information this morning in the search of a missing Pittsylvania County woman.
Marya Jones reports on the search efforts to locate Patty Jo Pulley, who disappeared one week ago yesterday.
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(( As search teams canvassed 20 square miles north of the Dan River, hopes for finding Patty Jo Pulley safe ran high.
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((RICHARD GARDNER/FRIEND: I STILL HOLD OUT HOPE THAT SHE IS ALIVE SOMEWHERE...BUT I HONESTLY DON'T KNOW...I HONESTLY DO NOT KNOW.))
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Rescue workers with air-scenting dogs searched the river.
Helicopters flew overhead.
Search parties scoured miles of fields and woods.
But they found no clues to explain Pulley's disappearance.
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF : AT THIS TIME WE'VE NOT FOUND ANYTHING THAT'S SIGNIFICANT TO THE INVESTIGATION.))
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About 130 volunteers signed up to join in the search effort.
Among them were those who knew her well... [2:35:39 - 2:35:42] ((DEANNA REAMS: I CAN'T IMAGINE HER LEAVING OR DOING THIS ON PURPOSE.))
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And those who just wanted to help. [2:30:12 - 2:30:20] ((TODD PECK/DANVILLE YOUTH PASTOR: I JUST THOUGHT ABOUT THE FACT THAT IT COULD BE MY WIFE AND IF IT WERE MY WIFE, I WOULD WANT SOME FOLKS OUT HELPING ME.))
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For many, it was a search that ended with few leads, but continued hopes.
Marya Jones, News 7.))

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Hill's Department Stores are now closed.
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But shoppers will soon have another choice. Virginia's 12 Hill's Stores, including five in our area, will be reopening as Ames in July. Ames is the largest regional discount retailer in the nation. It has acquired 153 Hill's stores throughout the country.
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The 19th nomination was a charm for actress Susan Lucci.
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Lucci finally picked up the Daytime Emmy for best actress for her role as Erica Kane the longtime villainous of "All My Children."
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ABC's "General Hospital" won a record setting eight awards.
Rosie O'Donnell swept the major talk show awards and Bob Barker, host of the "Price is Right" won a lifetime achievement Emmy.
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Still to come in this half hour......

We will tell you about the Monacan Indian Powwow going on this weekend in Amhearst County.

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and if you're curious to see how things are done on a farm you might want to check out Johnson's Farm. Kimberly McBroom did and tells us more about it in this week's Time Off.


....... but first here are the bestselling books of the week.
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[soft music under][11Lexington-Memorial]


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Officials in the Rockbridge region are looking for some help in creating a memorial to war veterans.
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They're holding a contest for the design of the "Veterans' Memorial."
Officials plan to have the winning design built in the courtyard in front of the old courthouse along Main Street.
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((DON AUSTIN/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR:ACCORDING TO STATISTICS THE VFW, FRANKLY, HAVE GIVEN US, THERE'S IN EXCESS I THINK OF 30 THOUSAND WORLD WAR II VETERANS THAT ARE PASSING ON. AND, I FEEL LIKE THEY AS WELL AS ALL OUR VETERANS THAT REPRESENTED THE ARMED FORCES REALLY NEED TO BE RECOGNIZED. ))
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The memorial will be a tribute to all veterans who have served in any war.
Officials will be accepting designs until July 14th.
The winner will get a cash prize in addition to seeing his or her design become a reality.
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Entries should be sent to the county administrator's office in downtown Lexington.

[11Monacan-Powwow]


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The hills of Amherst County will be echoing this weekend with the sounds of Native American drumbeats, singing and chanting.
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The seventh annual Monacan Indian Powwow got underway yesterday, with hundreds of area school children getting a firsthand look at Indian culture.
The Monacans, whose roots go back hundreds of years in Amherst County, say the powwow helps them re-educate the public about Native American life.
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((KENNETH BRANHAM/MONACAN CHIEF: THEY ONLY SEE THE THINGS THEY SEE ON T-V, THE HOLLYWOOD INDIAN, WE ALWAYS SAY. THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT, IT'S NOT THE REAL THING AND WE LIKE TO SHOW THE DIFFERENCE.))
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The powwow features demonstrations of Indian dance, basket making and storytelling.
It runs through tomorrow.
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[NOTE ****ANCHOR TAG******]
Life on a farm is different from life in the city...and most of us don't often get a chance to see a cow milked or corn harvested.
In this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom takes us to a Bedford county farm, where EDUCATION is among its biggest crops.
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School groups are a regular fixture at Johnson's Farm...about as a common here as chickens, horses, or cows.
Danny Johnson has lived and worked on this farm all of his life..
But these days he's working just as hard to teach children that food comes from somewhere other than the grocery store.
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((DANNY JOHNSON/JOHNSON'S FARM AND ORCHARDS: SOME OF YOU PROBABLY ATE THIS THIS MORNING FOR BREAKFAST IF YOU HAD SUGAR FROSTED FLAKES OR CORN FLAKES. THAT'S WHAT CORN FLAKES AND SUGAR FROSTED FLAKES ARE MADE FROM IS CEREAL CORN OR FIELD CORN.)) [RUNS:14]
Johnson also told these eager kindergartners and first graders about the need for farmers, since there are now only about two- percent of them left in the U-S.
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((DANNY JOHNSON/JOHNSON'S FARM AND ORCHARD: THREE OR FOUR GENERATIONS AGO, EVERYONE HAD SOMEONE ON A FARM. EITHER THEIR GRANDPA OR AN UNCLE, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. NO ONE LIVES ON A FARM ANYMORE EXCEPT A FEW OF US OLD GUYS OUT HERE.))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE JOHNSONS STAY BUSY WORKING ON THE FARM, BUT THEY ALSO HAVE 55 ACRES OF APPLES AND PEACHES. THEY SELL THE FRUIT BY THE BUSHEL AND ALSO BY THE BOTTLE.)) [RUNS:10]
Under the watchful eye of Johnny Appleseed himself, the Johnsons' orchard yields 180 different varieties of apples.


They then ferment the fruit into their own vintage inside the Peaks of Otter Winery.
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((DANNY JOHNSON/JOHNSON'S FARM AND ORCHARDS: IT'S JUST ANOTHER THING TO DO WITH OUR PRODUCTS THAT WE HAVE HERE. WE FELT LIKE THAT THERE WAS A NEED FOR WHAT WE LIKE TO CALL "GRANDMA'S WINES" OR FRUIT OF THE FARM WINES.)) [RUNS:12]
Fruit of the Farm wines also come in peach, nectarine, even CHILI PEPPER.
With all of his farm chores, Johnson likes to keep his wine- making operation small...only producing between 500 and a thousand gallons each year.
But Johnson says the busy life of a farmer is still a lot less stressful and more fun than that of other people.
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((DANNY JOHNSON/JOHNSON'S FARM AND ORCHARDS: I FEEL LIKE I'M ONE OF THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE, MOST PEOPLE WOULD GIVE ANYTHING IN THE WORLD TO DO THE THINGS THAT I DO, AND I'VE BEEN DOING IT ALL MY LIFE.)) [RUNS:10]
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Bedford County.))
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As for his tour schedule, Johnson has a regular itinerary of school groups, but also welcomes families and other groups by appointment.
There's also a Bedford Agricultural Committee event open to the public at Johnson's Farm on August 19th.