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Just ahead on NEWS 7.
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Hear from one of the doctors who's now part- owner of Lewis Gale Clinic.
Just what will this mean for patients?
And-- local cooks gather at the city market to generate more heat than today's sunny weather.
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In sports, the 126th running of the Kentucky Derby is in the books, we will have the call, the Steam quarterbacks tsalk about their home opener, George Lynch, sixers and Pacers highlights.
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and Geoffrey Bodine completes his miraculous comeback from a wreck at Daytona earlier this season, tonight at Richmond.
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A scorcher today-- and don't expect any relief for the next few days. Details on a summer-like forecast and a check on some pop up thunderstorms coming up.[open]
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((BUT NOW WE HAVE PURCHASED OURSELVES BACK SO WE ARE PHYSICIAN OWNED AND PHYSICIAN RUN))
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Doctors take control of Lewis Gale Clinic.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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After losing dozens of doctors over the last couple of months -- The Lewis Gale Clinic says it's on the road to recovery.
On Friday it served ties with Phycor -- the management firm that had run the clinic for the past four years.
Joy Sutton has more.
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(( Doctor Charles Gilliland is one of many physicians who stuck it out when times got tough at Lewis Gale Clinic -- as doctors were resigning one-after-another.
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((I KIND OF FELT THAT THE CLINIC WAS GOING TO MAKE IT THROUGH THIS AND IF IT DIDN'T I THOUGHT WOULD BE BETTER TO STICK IT OUT AS LONG AS POSSIBLE ANYWAY AND THEN DECIDE WHAT I WAS GOING TO DO))
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It's a decision that he says has paid off-- since the doctors have now bought back the clinic from it's parent company Phycor -- after months of negotiations with the management firm.
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((WE'RE FORTUNATE ENOUGH AND THROUGH FORTUOUS CIRCUMSTANCES WE WERE ABLE TO PULL IT OFF.))
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News 7 talked with Jon Ness -- the Executive Director of Lewis Gale Clinic by phone.
He says this was the best option for the clinic at this time -- saying
"We didn't feel that the clinic was going to be able to retain physicians if it continued the Phycor Relationship and with increasing loss of physicians it put the organization at financial risk"
Ness says the clinic has 92 of it's original 135 physicians -- and is in the process of bringing more doctors on board -- having just recently hired five new physicians.
The goal now is to restore the public's confidence.
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((CHARLES GILLILAND: WE'RE GETTING A NEW BILLING SYSTEM WHICH HAS DRIVEN EVERYONE CRAZY, PHYSICIANS, EMPLOYEES AND PATIENTS. WE'RE GETTING A NEW PHONE SYSTEM AT LEAST ONE THAT WORKS SO THAT PEOPLE DON'T HAVE TO HANG ON AND BE CUT OFF))
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Doctor Gilliland says he's excited about the future of the new clinic...-- he only wishes more of his colleagues would've hung around to experience it.
Joy Sutton News 7, Salem.))
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Clinic officials say because of an agreement with Phycor they can not release the details of the buy out.








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Hundreds turned out today to ask questions and gather information on the proposed Interstate 73.
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The meeting was held at Cave Spring Junior High in Roanoke County.
Those who support the project say it would promote safety and economic prosperity but opponents who attended today's meeting argue the interstate isn't needed.
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More than 250- people attended today's meeting.
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She alledgedly fired shots at Henry County deputies now a Bassett woman is charged with four counts of attempted capital murder.
Authorities say 42 year old Valerie Carter called the sheriff's office early yesterday and threatened to shoot her husband and herself.
When deputies arrived at the home, they say Carter fired on them with a 44 Magnum. She stopped shooting when deputies returned fire.
Carter surrendered about an hour and a half later.
No one was injured.



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Nearly 90- guns were turned over to the Roanoke City Police Department today.
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It's all part of the city's first gun buy back program held at the Roanoke Fire-EMS station on Memorial Avenue. It's an anonymous program -- where anyone can turn over a gun -- no questions asked -- for a 50 dollar gift certificate to Tanglewood Mall.
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((WE'D LIKE TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL SHOOTINGS OR SHOOTING OF CHILDREN. IF WE CAN GET ANY GUNS THAT WERE POSSIBLY STOLEN AND ENDED UP IN THE THE HANDS OF CRIMINAL WE WOULD LIKE THOSE GUNS AS WELL))
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A variety of guns were turned over today -- all will be checked -out.
Stolen guns will be returned to their owners -- and others will be destroyed.
A second gun buy back will be held next Saturday at the Fire Station on 24th street in Northwest Roanoke.
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If you were looking for a hot cup of chili on this extra hot spring day, downtown Roanoke was the place to be.
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The annual Chili Cook off was in full swing this afternoon. Hundreds came down to the market to sample chili from different restaurants and even a few homemade recipes. Shelton Lewis started setting up his tent around 6-30 this morning and has learned a few cooking tips from some of his neighbors.
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((SHELTON LEWIS: WE HAVE BEEN EXCHANGING RECIPES FOR NEXT YEAR AND TALKING ABOUT DIFFERENT PEPPERS TO USE SO IT'S BEEN A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE.))
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The Strawberry Festival is another place you'll find a crowd.
Located just across the road from the Chili Cook off--- it was the perfect place for those in search of dessert or

just wanting to satisfy their sweet tooth.
The Strawberry Festival is an annual event and there were enough folks in line to prove it's also a popular one.
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He's made a name for himself by creating parodies of some of the most popular music on the charts. His name is Weird Al Yankovic and he's performing his comedy and music tonight in Roanoke.
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That's where we find Joy Sutton who's live from the Roanoke Civic Center with Weird Al.
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Still ahead on News 7, We'll take you to Livestock 2-thousand and show you what's happening at this years summer festival.
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And if you forgot to buy a ticket for yesterday Big Game drawing you'll have another chance to win the jackpot, this week. The story coming up.
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Radford University will NOT be looking for a new president.
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The Board of Visitors voted unanimously yesterday to offer Douglas Covington a new five year contract.
He currently earns more than 245-thousand dollars a year - his salary comes from state AND private money.
Covington is Virginia's first black University President.
He's been in office five years and recieved high marks for his performance at the univesity.
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A record 300- million dollars...
That's how much the multistate Big Game lottery is now estimated at.
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None of the tickets sold for yesterday's 230- million dollar drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Big Money Ball.
There were, however, 43- second-prize winners who won 150-thousand dollars in last night's drawing.
The next drawing will be Tuesday.
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Some of the Valley's best music acts are performing at the Livestock 2-thousand concert.
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Victory Stadium in Roanoke packed in a crowd this afternoon for local acts like Charlie Hammel, Fat Daddy, and G.T. Swing.
National recording artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd hits the stage around 7-30.
The annual summer festival is free and runs until 10 o'clock tonight.
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A scenic spring hiking spot is as close as Botetourt County.
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Coming up, we'll take you on this year's Wildflower Walk and show how April's showers have truly brought May flowers.
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The picture perfect weather was just what organizers of the fifth annual Spring Wildflower Walk in Botetourt County were hoping for.
The nature hike kicked off at 9 this morning.
Kimberly McBroom took some "Time Off" this week to get a look at what hikers were going to see.
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(( Roaring Run is probably best known for its landmark iron ore furnace...
But it's also fertile ground for more than 150 kinds of plants.
You can write with the colorful juice from the stem of this Blackroot Poppy.
Or, create a lavendar garden with wild trillium and wild iris...
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((ED HAVERLACK/WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST: THIS PLANT HERE IS UNIQUE IN THE SPRINGTIME. IT'S CALLED SOLOMON'S SEAL. AND IT HAS TWO LITTLE FLOWERS UNDERNEATH AT EACH ANGLE OF THE LEAF. AND YOU'LL SEE A LOT OF THIS ON THE ROUTE.))
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Haverlack is one of the leaders of the annual wildflower walk at Roaring Run.
There are several places to sit and relax along the way, thought.
You can just listen to the tranquil sounds of the stream, which is also usually stocked with rainbow trout.
Many of the wildflowers you find along the trail are actually WEEDS that are pretty common in the region... like these delicate white flowers...
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((ED HAVERLACK/WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST: THIS IS CHICK WEED. LITTLE WHITE ONE RIGHT HERE. CHICK WEED. ))
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The early onset of spring temperatures triggered early blooming of many of the flowers.
So, some of the petals have already come and gone.
The OTHER culprit is deer....often leveling plants like a weed eater...
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((ED HAVERLACK/WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST: NOW, YOU SEE WHAT THE DEER HAVE BEEN DOING, TOO. THE DEER LIKE TO BROWSE ALL THESE NICE, SUCCULENT YOUNG WILDFLOWERS, TOO. SO, IN CERTAIN PLACES THE DEER HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEMISE OF SOME SPECIES.))
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You can identify some of the plants by the way they smell, as well as how they look....
The flower of this wild ginger is close to the ground, nearly in the dirt.
This sweet cicely smells like licorice, its other common name.
But if you're searching for them by way of their Latin ROOTS...it can be challenging...
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((ED HAVERLACK/WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST: SWEET CICELY, THAT'S IT. OSMA--LONGA STYLIS--HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT NAME? ... YOU LOVE THAT, DON'T YOU?))
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Winston Cup cars are just moments away from the start of the Excitement Pontiac 400, major league baseball highlights for ya,
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and the Steam kicks off it's home opener at seven oclock tonight, famous last words in a few.
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The 126th running of the Kentucky Derby took place today and Fuchaichi Pegasus wins the race. Here's the call.
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The Roanoke Steam home opener is tonight at seven. Roanoke Fans will get there first look at the Star City's ArenaFootball2 team. One key to beatting Tulsa tonight will be the playof the Steam quarterback. Here's what Al Clark and Will Burch had to say about the 0 and 3 start and tonight's opponent.
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Game one of the Eastern Conference playoff round between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Indiana Pacers tipped off today, giving the Pacers very little wrest after escaping the first round.
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But the Pacers showed no signs of fatigue. Jalen Rose uses his height advantage, hitting the jumper over the shorted Sixers guard and Indiana was out in front 38-24 in the second quarter.
Philly comes right back with the Lynch mob. Matt Geiger misses, but George Lynch is there for the rebound and the two points off the window.
[SUPER=32-Indiana/108/Philadelphia/91;] But The Pacers were shooting well from the field, Travis Best rips rope on

this jumper to keep Indiana's lead at 14 points.
Eric Snow answered with a J of his own, the Pacers lead 54-37 at the half and take game one 108-91

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The Richmond International Raceway will be buzzing tonight with the Winston Cup Pontiac Exceitementt 400. Rusty Wallace starts on the pole.
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But much of the attention has gone to the driver who will start fourth. Geoffrey Bodine crashed at daytona earlier this season in a horrific Craftsman Truck Series wreck. Not only has he recovered from that awful crash,
but he will make his comeback offical tonight at Richmond, a few months after that awful wreck. He appears ready tot go.
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In second round qualifying, Chad Little was the top guy, he will start 26th, Robert Pressley 27th and Brett Bodone 28th. Jeff Burton starts 29th, followed by Terry labonte and then Dale earnhardt. Rick Mast and Darrell Waltrip did not

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Virginia head football coach George Welsh has announced that rising seniors, offensive tackle Brad Barnes, Linebackers Byron Thweatt at Yubrenal Isabelle and fullback Patrick Washington have been selected as team captains for the upcoming season. The Wahoos open their 2000 campaign September second in Charlottesville against BYU

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In Major League Baseball, Boston ace Pedro Martinez tied a career high in strikeouts with 17 against the Tampa Bay Devils Rays.
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But would that mean victory? To Fenway we go and they just kept falling for Pedro, one after a other. He had seven K's by the third inning. Whether they were looking or swinging, it did not matter, there can be only one.
But in the eighth, game knotted up at zero-zero, Greg Vaugn smacks a one bagger [SUPER=35-Tampa Bay/1/Boston/0;]up

the middle that scores a run and it was 1-nothing Tampa Bay.
Devil Rays pitcher Steve Traxel would go the distance, striking out 11 batters and he beats Pedro thanks to some lifeless Boston bats, 1-zip.
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In the big apple, the Orioles and the Yankees renewed their bitter rivalry. Some future Yankees perhaps?
In the bottom of the second, with no score, Yankees catcher Jorge Posada connects on this basehit that is gonna plate Bernie Williams and the Bronx Bombers were out in front 1 to nothing.
The Birds creep closer, after a New York Sacrifice fly, Delano DeShields smacks [SUPER=35-New York/3/Baltimore/1;]on

e down the right field line, good enough for a double and a run for the Orioles, 2-1 New York.
But In the 8th, watch Tino Martinez smash a ground rule double to left field scoring Derek Jeter, the Yankees go up by two and they win it 3-1.
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