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Coming up on NEWS 7.
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We'll visit with some Native Americans-- to find out what Memorial Day means to them.
And-- Roanoke's gun buyback program wraps up.
Find out how many guns are now off the streets and in the hands of the police department.
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In sports, Jeff Burton wins the Busch race at the Lowes Motor Speedway Mike Stevens will have a preview of tonights NASCAR special.
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And Liberty University advances in the N-C-A-A baseball championship.
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We survived the first batch of thunderstorms-- now another line is headed our way.
Forecast details for the rest of the holiday weekend coming up.
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[***ANCHOR TAG ***] Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
For Native Americans... Memorial Day isn't the only time they set aside to remember veterans.
Many tribes honor those who fought for our country all the time.
Joy Sutton explains.
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((At every POW-WOW Native Americans honor their veterans -- those who fought for this county -- and the many who have served in the armed forces.
But on this day they gathered in Salem to honor ALL veterans and prisoners of war.
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((HUMBLE BEAR: AS CHILDREN WE WERE BROUGHT UP TO BE A WARRIOR READY TO DEFEND OUR COUNTRY AND WE'VE DONE IT A LONG TIME. ALTHOUGH WE LOST THE INDIAN WARS WE HAVE HELPED WIN ALL THE OTHER ONES THE UNITED STATES HAVE WON. SO WE LOVE OUR VETERANS))
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For years--- Native Americans have fought for this country.
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((HUMBLE BEAR: DURING WWII IT WAS THE NAVAJO LANGUAGE THAT WAS USED IN OUR SECRET CODES AND THEY WAS THE ONES THAT DECODED THE GERMANS SECRET CODES))
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But some Native American say they weren't fighting for the government but for the land -- because it belongs to all of us.
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((ANDY VIGIL: I WAS PART OF A MILITARY THAT DEFENDED THE LAND AND I AM VERY PROUD TO SAY THAT I AM A VETERAN))
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And for all who have served -- this weekend has a special meaning.
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((DOUG DOUGLAS/VETERAN: I HOPE PEOPLE TAKE TIME TO REMEMBER WHAT OUR SERVICE MEN HAVE DONE AND GONE THROUGH FOR THIS COUNTRY AND SOMEWHERE WALK-UP TO A VET AND SAY THANK YOU))
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And many of the veterans say they will never forget the ones who did not make it back home.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Salem.))
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The Gathering of the Veterans will continue tomorrow starting at 10 in the morning on the grounds of the Salem Civic Center -- several POW-WOW's will take place throughout the day.

















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Governor Gilmore says the best way to honor dead war heroes this Memorial Day is with tax cuts... improvements for schools and the military.
Gilmore made the call today as he delivered the weekly Republican radio address.
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((GOVERNMENT NOW TAKES MORE THAN 30% OF OUR NATION'S INCOME IN TAXES. THAT'S THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF TAXATION SINCE WWII. ))
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In his weekly radio address-- President Clinton called for new guidelines that would take some of the guesswork out of buying meat.


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27 rescue squad members, from across the country, who died while on duty will be remembered tonight.
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A memorial service was also held last year.
This year-- more than 750 people are expected to attend the service.
The memorial will be at the Green Memorial Methodist Church in Roanoke at 7 P-M.
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Making art out of wood -- it's a skill some local kids are learning this weekend.
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These students are getting hands-on-training at a woodworking workshop taking place at Craig County High School.
Their teachers are professional woodworkers from around the country.
Items like whistles and lamps are just a few things the kids are making.
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((MICHAEL BOSTIC/STUDENT: MOST PEOPLE CAN'T GO OUT AND JUST TURN SOMETHING BUT ONCE YOU GOT THE SKILLS YOU CAN GO AND TAKE A PIECE OF WOOD THAT'S VIRTUALLY NOTHING INTO SOMETHING THAT'S BEAUTIFUL))
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Although it's a one day event... teachers say the skills the students learn are invaluable.
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((MARK ST. LEGER/SHOP TEACHER: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS BECAUSE A LOT OF SCHOOLS TODAY ARE SHUTTING DOWN THE SHOPS. THE OLDS SHOPS THAT THEY USE TO HAVE AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE AREN'T GETTING EXPOSED TO WHAT'S POSSIBLE OUT THERE FOR THEM TO DO AS TRADES FOR A LIVING))
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This event was funded through a grant from the American Association of Woodturners.
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Mother Nature put a slight damper on this afternoon's events at Roanoke's Festival in the Park.
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But the rain didn't stop the "World's Greatest Backyard Circus" from entertaining kids in Wasena Park.
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Roanoke's Festival in the Park kicked off yesterday and has events scheduled through June fourth.
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Did Roanoke's gun buy back program take weapons out of the right hands? That's one story still ahead.
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And imagine going back to high school but this time it's the 1800's. Coming up we'll take you to one school where time has stood still.
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A group of Quaker girls is visiting from North Carolina to try public school -- in the 1800's.
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Students often visit the Hales Ford Academy, dressing in period clothes and pretending they're children of that era. But this group is different from most. Quaker students do not receive grades and they call their teachers by their first names.
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((THIS SCHOOL IS A LOT MORE STRICT. IN QUAKER SCHOOL WE DON'T SIT AT DESKS. WE SIT ON COUCHES OR PILLOWS OR ON THE FLOOR, KIND OF WHEREVER. IN THIS SCHOOL WE'RE SITTING ON DESKS WITH OUR HANDS ON THE TABLE.))
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Renee Prillaman's roots are here and she'd like to return to a one room schoolhouse.
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((I LIKE MULTIPLE AGES TOGETHER. I LIKE THE IDEA OF A SMALL COMMUNITY SCHOOL RUN BY THE COMMUNITY IS PART OF THE COMMUNITY AS OPPOSED TO THE BIG MEGASCHOOLS WE'RE SEEING POP UP AROUND THE COUNTRY NOW.))
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The girls are spending an entire week in Franklin County, making quilts and studying women's history.
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Roanoke's Police Department wrapped up its fourth and final day of the gun buy back program.
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A total of 560 guns were turned in over the last four Saturdays.
But some critics say the program failed in getting guns out of the hands of criminals.
However-- officials with the program say it was a success and argue that criminals aren't the only ones who can be dangerous-- children are also a concern.
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((MARK HARRIS: IT'S USUALLY THOSE TYPES OF GUNS INSTEAD OF THE CRIMINALS THAT CAUSE THE INJURY IN THEIR HOME. THE CHILDREN WHO FIND THE GUN IN THE DRAWER OR UNDER THE MATTRESS TO PLAY WITH WHO END UP SHOOTING THEMSELF OR THEIR BEST FRIEND.))
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Officials at the police department say they hope to have a gun buy back program again sometime in the near future.
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[NOTE ANCHOR TAG]
A story on the opening of the National Rifle Association Convention last week was the main topic in our viewer mail.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with the first of two editions of Feedback this weekend.
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((Supporters of the NRA gave us both barrels over a story that featured the grandmother of a Martinsville teenager, shot and killed by a 13-year-old friend who was playing with a gun.
Most of the notes were like these: [W.S. Hamilton, Jr., Narrows]
"Was your story about the NRA Convention or about a grandmother who lost her grandson? Your reporter tried to twist two events to make it seem as if the NRA or at the very least the "GUN" was responsible for the life that was lost and the pain the grandmother is in. When are some people going to learn that when a weapon is used there is a person responsible. It is sad to see "journalism" sink to a new low in Virginia and America."
Another viewer from Martinsville wrote: [Alan L. Penn]
"I decided, based on my perception, that the media treat gun control questions in two very diverse ways. News events that are anti-gun are shown in a positive and emotional light. Pro-gun events such as this weekend NRA convention are portrayed as celebrations of violence and disregard for public safety. I had hoped that my "Hometown Station" would show me that my distrust was unfounded. Unfortunately, I was wrong."
Here's how to get in touch with us at News-7.
For standard U.S. Mail the address is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
The newsroom fax number is 343-7269.
Email should be sent to news@wdbj7.com.
And our website has a moderated online forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
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Tomorrow, viewers comment on Festival in the Park finances, and a drug raid that went wrong.

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A big announcement this week with two major airlines.
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Coming up on News 7 we'll take a look back at how the US Airways/ United merger may affect you in this week's Business Review.
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The Roanoke economy faced mergers, openings and closings this week. News 7 business reporter Jennifer Miele has details.
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((This week in Review.... U.S. Airways and United Airlines have announced a merger that will cost buyers 4.3 billion dollars.
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Fewer airlines mean fewer choices for passengers flying from city to city. If an airline lowers its fares in one city, the competing airline will raise its fares in another city in retaliation.
But, if the merger goes through, the airlines have promised to freeze rate hikes for two years until the joining is complete.
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One of the leading investment firms in the country opened an office in Roanoke this week.
Salomon Smith Barney has put together a local brokerage team. Sales administrators and operations managers from across the country are helping to getting the office up and running.

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Honda has introduced what may be the future of fuel-efficient automobiles. The Honda Insight is built with a gas and electric motor and averages 61 miles per gallon.
The electric battery gives the gas motor an extra boost and charges itself when the car slows down.
One of Carroll County's big employers is closing its doors.
Cross Creek Apparel is shutting down its Hillsville sewing plant at the end of July, putting 245 people out of work.

Cross Creek closed its Floyd County apparel plant two years ago.
With the latest closing, its moving the last of its Virginia sewing operations offshore.

Finally, the Dow was down 24.68, and the Nasdaq down .20.
That's this week's Business Review. I'm Jennifer Miele.))








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And coming up, Virginia and Princeton hooked up in the division one lacrosse semi finals a big weekend of Soccer in the Valley started today.
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And Jeff Burton holds off his teammate Mark Martin to win the Busch race at the Lowes Motor Speedway.
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The defending champion Virginia Cavaliers would face Princeton in the semi finals of the Division one lacrosse championship at College Park, Maryland.
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The Cavaliers crank it up in the first quarter this David Bruce bullet down low gave Virginia a 1 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
The Tigers would answer that goal moments later. Josh Sims on the run fires the shot in the corner of the goal to tie it at 1 to 1.
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Princeton took a 2 to 1 lead but Virginia's Jay Jalbert fires the side arm shot from about 15 yards to tie it at 2 and Princeton goes on to win it 12 to 11.
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The Flames of Liberty University are still alive in the N-C-Double-A divison one baseball championship.
Liberty banged out 14 hits today beating Seton Hall 10 to 2.
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Liberty head coach Dave Pastors taking a stroll through the dugout.
The Flames got on the board in the bottom of the first. Kenny Knouse hits a line drive to to right field scoring Joey Monahan and Liberty took the early 1 to nothing lead.
Liberty would score in the second inning. Jay Sullenger hits a shot down the line in left field scoring a runner from second and the Flames went on top 2 to nothing.
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The Pirates scored in the third but Liberty answered when Jim Clinton sends this pitch into left field another run croses the plate and Liberty advances with the 10 to 2 win.
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New York and Boston are tied again for first place in the American League East. The Yankees beat the Red Sox today 8 to 3.
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Derek Jeter returned to the Yankee lineup today.
Boston scores in the top of the third. John Valentin smokes this Jason Grimsley pitch into the left field seats the solo homer made it 1 to nothing Red Sox.
But the Yankees answered. Trailing 3 to 2 New York's Ricky Ledee hits a solo homer off Brian Reese and the game was tied at 3 to 3 in the bottom of the fifth.
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New York would take the lead for good when Jorge Posada gets all of this pitch for a solo homer to right field and the Yankees win it 8 to 3.
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Jeff Burton beat the best taking the checkered ahead of his teammate Mark Martin in the Carquest Auto Parts 300 Busch race.
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This pit stop while running first proved to be the move that would eventually lead Burton to victory.
A caution would slow the field with 8 laps to go and on the re-start Burton took off like a bullet and he takes the checkered flag winning the Carquest Auto Parts 300.
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((JEFF BURTON/CARQUEST AUTO PARTS 300 WINNER: HE'S THE MASTER OF BUSCH RACING THE BEST ONE THAT THERE EVER HAS BEEN AND I KNEW HE'D MAKE A CHARGE AT US. BUT THESE GUYS DID A GREAT JOB ALL WEEK WITH THIS MILLER LITE FORD AND JUST REAL PROUD OF THEM. WE'VE STRUGGLED HERE RAN WELL THE LAST RACE HERE AND THIS TIME WE FINALLY GOT IT TOGETHER.))
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Martin was second, followed by Jeff Green, Jeff Gordon and Todd Bodine.

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Tonight at six, the Coca-Cola 600 gets the green flag at Charlotte. But tonight, Mike Stevens will be the one getting you set for the big race. He'll join us at seven with a half hour racing special. And here's a preview of what's coming up.
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This is the 15th year soccer players have been coming to the Roanoke Valley from across Virginia and the surrounding states.
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The Berglund Festival Soccer Tournament has grown from 50 teams to more than 130 this year.
Since the Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club started hosting the tournament soccer has improved in the valley, but the soccer players aren't the only ones that benefit from the weekend full of games.
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Each team will play three or four games this weekend. The action continues tomorrow on the Berglund Soccer Complex, Vineyard 1 and Green Hill Park.
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