‘Nightline’ Daily Line, April 2: Seven Dead in Calif. School Shooting

By ABC News

Apr 2, 2012 3:31pm

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We’re welcoming April with icy cold winds in New York City. Just a month ago we were experiencing sunny and almost 80 degree temps.

10:01 p.m. ET: ABC’s Matt Gutman reports that a plane has crashed into a Publix supermarket in Deland, FL. He’s on the scene and the employees aren’t talking.

9:24 p.m. ET: “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin got engaged to his girlfriend, 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas over this past weekend. We’re sure Jack Donaghey would approve.

8:13 p.m. ET: Jenna Talackova, a transsexual Canadian beauty queen, is allowed to compete for the Miss Universe Canada title after all, after being disqualified earlier for having been born a male. Pictured on right.

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6:50 p.m. ET: Rick Santorum, scrambling for votes ahead of tomorrow’s primary in Wisconsin, told a pregnant woman to “hang in there” and “don’t go into labor before the election.”

So she can vote.

“Will do,” she said.

6:10 p.m. ET: Seven people now dead at Oikas University.

Pastor Jong Kim, who founded the school about 10 years ago, told the Oakland Tribune that the shooter was a former nursing student, though he was unsure whether the man had been expelled or dropped out.

5:21 p.m. ET: Oakland, Calif., police are now saying six people were killed in the shooting at Oikas University.

4:39 p.m. ET: DEVELOPING: A gunman who opened fire at Oikos University, a Christian school in Oakland, Calif., this morning, killing at least five people, may be in custody, police said.

3:38 p.m. ET: “Nightline’s” Victoria Thompson sat down with country music legend Dolly Parton who reflected on when she wrote “I Will Always Love You,” the song that made Whitney Houston a superstar.

“I really owe a great debt to Kevin Costner, to Whitney Houston and to David Foster,” Parton said. “I feel like that song belongs to all of us… I thought God was looking out for me, that it was meant to be, because how lucky was I that that got to be such a huge song. ”

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12:27 p.m. ET: The New York Post reported that a Maryland McDonald’s employee, Mirlande Wilson, 37, is claiming to be the winner and that a fight is brewing between her and her co-workers who allege the ticket was purchased in an office pool. Carole Everett, director of communications for the Maryland lottery, told ABCNews.com that there is “no indication” that the story is true.

11:18 a.m. ET: ‘Mad Men’ SPOILER, well not really, but just in case, the alert is there. The hit AMC show about an advertising agency in the ’60s took a dig at Romney — former Michigan Gov. George Romney, Mitt Romney’s father, that is – in its latest episode, calling him a “clown.” ABC’s Amy Bingham has the Romney camp’s reaction.

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10:15 a.m. ET:  Former President Bill Clinton tells ABC’s Jake Tapper that while he was able to pull off a win after fighting an uphill battle in his first run for president, Mitt Romney’s situation is different.

“Mr. Romney has a different challenge than I did,” Clinton said. “Even though he had a bruising primary and higher negatives and I did too. Mine was just one long character attack. It was a personal attack on me. You know, ‘You shouldn’t have this guy be president.’”

8:35 a.m. ET: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley tells “Nightline’s” Cynthia McFadden that she would turn down the vice presidency if it’s offered to her.

“I’d say, ‘Thank you, but no,’” Haley said. “I made a promise to the people of this state. And I think that promise matters. And I intend to keep it.”

The governor also flatly denied allegations that she was part of an IRA investigation:

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