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Coming up today on News 7, five people are sent to a local hospital after a car hits a school bus head on.
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Plus negotiators say they are making progress to win the release of 24 military crewmen held inChina
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The parks, links and ball fields will be full as the temperature soars to near record highs tomorrow. The details coming up.

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We'll see if Nick Brown is a happy camper now that he has been sent packing from the Survivor show,
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and one of the first patients of a robot surgical machine says he is recovering nicely thanks to his smooth operator.
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Two restaurants burn in Carroll County today,...but officials say it could have been much worse...
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A three alarm fire rips through a popular Carroll County restaurant and damages another today.
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Around 8:30 this morning, a passerby called the fire department after noticing flames on the roof of the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant in Hillsville.
Crews from Hillsville, Galax and Cana responded to the blaze which quickly spread to the Family Fish House next door.
There were no injuries and the fire chief said it could have been a lot worse.
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((GARRY JESSUP/HILLSVILLE FIRE CHIEF; IT COULD HAVE TAKEN THE WHOLE SHOPPING CENTER OUT, SOME OF THE OTHER SMALLER STORES DOWN THE STREET GOT SOME SMOKE DAMAGE. THEO KAKOURAS/OWNER, FISH HOUSE REST.; IT HURTS, IT HURTS A LOT BUT I'M GOING TO PICK UP THE PIECES AND I'M GOING TO REOPEN.))
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The Fish House has both water and smoke damage, the owner estimates it'll take a month to rebuild.
The Fire Chief believes the blaze started in the kitchen of the Mexican Restaurant, it has extensive damage.
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A head-on collision between a car and a Botetourt County school bus sent several people to the hospital this morning, but authorities say none of them suffered serious injuries.
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It happened on Alternate Route 220 around 8:30 this morning.
State Police say the car initially ran off the right side of the road, but then came back into the northbound lanes, crossed the median and hit the school bus head-on.
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State police say both drivers and five students were treated for minor injuries.
Authorities say the 16-year old driver of the car may have blacked out because of a diabetic condition,
He's been charged with reckless driving.
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Another bus crash- this one involving band members from a North Carolina High School- on their way to Florida.
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22- students were hurt, seven are in serious condition- two others are in critical condition.
A teacher described the experience as frightening- saying some of the students had skin burns from sliding along the road. Others had cuts and bruises from broken glass on the road.
The accident happened in southern Georgia - The bus flipped over and slid several hundred feet on Interstate 95.
The band had been heading from North Carolina to a competition in Orlando- when the accident happened.
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Officials say it's no accident that 24 Americans are still being held in China- but they say work is on the way for their release.
Teri Okita reports both sides are drawing up a deal for the crews' return.
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(( ALL INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE U-S AND CHINA ARE CLOSE TO HAMMERING OUT A DEAL ON THE RETURN OF THE 24-U-S CREWMEMBERS HELD IN HAINAN AND PRESIDENT BUSH APPEARS MORE OPTIMISTIC THAN EVER. BUSH: Were working hard to bring them home in intensive discussions and we think were making progress. A SNAPSHOT OF SOME OF THE CREW SHOWS THEM IN GOOD HEALTH. A DIPLOMAT WHO MET WITH THEM FOR AN HOUR THIS MORNING SAYS THEYRE BEING WELL CARED FOR BY THE CHINESE. Gen. Neal Sealock/US Defense Attache: The crew is in great spirits. They are all together and are looking forward to being released. IN ORDER TO BRING THEM HOME, KEY LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL SAY U-S AND CHINESE OFFICIALS ARE DRAFTING A LETTER OF COMMON UNDERSTANDING. THE LETTER WOULD HAVE TO BE REVIEWED AND AGREED UPON BY PRESIDENT BUSH AND CHINESE LEADER, JIANG ZEMIN.

Colin Powell/Secretary of State: We are in very intensive discussions and negotiations and exchanging ideas and papers, and there has been movement. THE PICTURE OF THE CREW WAS THE FIRST SIGN IN SIX DAYS THAT THEY WERE OKAY, AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE RELIEVED. Tom Crandall/Father of crew member It makes me feel a lot better, and I know they've been seen. It makes me feel a lot better about the whole situation. Teri Okita/Reporting: The crew is staying in officers quarters in rooms that are clean and well-lit and being fed catered meals. Another meeting between crewmembers and diplomats is set for tomorrow, and then, more are promised on a regular basis. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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Today on Wall Street, investors gave back much of yesterday's gains. We'll have the final numbers in today's Marketwatch,
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and we'll tell you why merchants in Martinsville are happy to see people racing through their money.
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Martinsville is seeing its share of race fans as folks from across the country are gearing up for this weekend's NASCAR race.
The demand for local hotel rooms is driving up prices... News 7 Business Reporter Jennifer Miele has more.
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(( All signs point to Martinsville ... engines are revving for this weekend's NASCAR race. [NAT SOUND]
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Winston Cup fans like Anthony Ellis and twenty of his "closest" friends traveled from West Virginia watch the action.
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((ANTHONY ELLIS/NASCAR FAN: I TAKE CARE OF THE ROOMS, AND A FRIEND OF MINE TAKES CARE OF THE TICKETS. WE USUALLY FILL THIS ENTIRE WING. WE'VE BEEN DOING IT SINCE 1988.)) [RUNS07]
Anthony and his buddies didn't just happen upon an entire hotel wing -- they made their reservations an entire year in advance.
And hotel managers like Peggy Grover say most fans have to make pit stops as far away as Roanoke or Greensboro.


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The going rate for a room this weekend... $200 bucks a night. Couple that with the cost of the race ticket, food, gas and of course NASCAR memorabilia -- Anthony says he and his friends will spend about $500 each this weekend.
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((ANTHONY ELLIS: IS IT WORTH IT, YES IT'S WORTH IT.)) [RUNS02]
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[STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: THE CITY OF MARTINSVILLE DOESN'T COLLECT A LODGING TAX, BUT CITY RESIDENTS WILL BENEFIT FROM THE SALES TAX THIS WEEKEND, AND THAT'S ENOUGH TO KEEP THEIR MOTORS RUNNING. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7, MARTINSVILLE.)) [RUNS12] ))


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In Health Check Tonight,
Imagine having a robot operate on you.
Well, one Roanoke man knows what its like.
And he's one of 10 Carilion patients who's gone under the knife with the da Vinci Surgical System.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
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Underneath the robot's arms --lies Kyle Thomas. And just a few feet away his doctor Joseph Baker --controls the robots every move --by using video surgery.
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The da Vinci Surgical System was used to perform part of Thomas' heart bypass operation.
The robot was used to collect the mammary artery which is used for the bypass procedure.
Past procedures to gather this artery were much more invasive.
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((DR. JOSEPH BAKER: WE WOULD'VE EITHER HAD TO DONE A LARGE INCISION DOWN THE CENTER OF HIS CHEST AND SPLIT THE BREAST BONE IN HALF OR IN SELECT PATIENTS WE COULD SOME MINIMALLY INVASIVE OPERATION THROUGH SMALL INCISIONS BETWEEN THE RIBS))
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Doctor Baker says by using the robot --he's able to harvest a longer length piece artery -- and with less trauma.
And for Thomas that's meant a lot less pain after surgery.
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((KYLE THOMAS: I EXPECT IF I HAD THE BIG OLD SURGERY I WOULD STILL BE LAYING UP IN THE BED MOANING A LOT)) [RUNS07]
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But Thomas says he feels good with only small incision that doesn't even hurt.
And he says that's phenomenal considering that he was in surgery this week.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))

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They've been working on the railroad all the live-long day at the Roanoke Transportation Museum. Jacey Birch is standing by to tell us why.
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Train Lovers Beware! This is the weekend for you to check out working model railroad displays... learn how to build your own models... climb on board giant locomotives and much more.
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Jacey Birch is at the Virginia Museum of Transportaion where everyone is preparing for Railfair and Model Mania.
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Still to come on the newscast, Mike Stevens will have a report from Martinsville as the Winston Cup drivers prepare for Sunday's race,
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and we'll hear from the latest survivor sent home from the Australian Outback.
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Many of us who were celebrating stock market gains yesterday are giving some of it back today.
More bleak earnings news, along with some profit taking, has been sending stocks lower -- with the Dow DOWN about 200 points in late afternoon.
Alexis Christoforous has the details
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It is also been a busy day in the Sports world and tonight the two minute ticker originates from Blacksburg and Martinsville with Steve Mason and Mike Stevens.
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Police will be watching out for Spider-Man in southern California.
They're investigating the theft of four Spider-Man costumes from a Sony Pictures Studio set -- where the movie based on the comic book hero is being filmed. The studio is offering a 25-thousand-dollar reward for the safe return of the costumes.
It says production of the movie, starring Tobey Maguire, won't be delayed -- because there are plenty of extra costumes.




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The Masters Golf tournament is underway in Augusta, Georgia.
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Tiger Woods is currently leading the field in the clubhouse at eight under par.
David Duval, Angel (AHN'-hehl) Abrera, Lee Janzen and Steve Stricker are next at 7-under. Chris DiMarco still leads on the course. He's 9-under after 14 holes.
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You can find all the current news from the Masters all weekend at our website of the day. The official tournament page is available 24 hours a day. [BRING IN PINNACLE PAGE FULL]

You can find it through a link to our site at WDBJ7-dot-com.[5-Nick]


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Nick Brown has managed to not only survive Harvard Law school, he's thrived.
Unfortunately he can't say the same thing about the Australian outback. As Colleen Williams tells us the 24 year old student is the latest person voted off Survivor.
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