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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A stampede breaks out during music festival in Washington D-C-, leaving some 30 people injured...
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And one building's rubble is another's treasure... parts of the World Trade Center are giving a church in New Mexico a new start. we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Concert-Stampede]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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An annual music festival hit a sour note for several concert goers last night. Officials say about 30 people were injured at Washington DC's R-F-K Stadium after a stampede started in a mosh pit during rapper Eminem's performance.
Bruce Leshan has more.
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[Train-Crash]


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Investigators say human error appears to have caused a train crash that killed 200 people in Mozambique yesterday.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mozambique;]


A train carrying weekend visitors to South Africa slammed into a freight train parked at a station.
196 people were killed. Hundreds more were injured.
It's the worst train disaster in the history of the impoverished southern African nation.
The president is calling on people to donate blood for the injured.
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[Plane-Crash]


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Officials still don't know for sure what brought down a China Airlines flight with 225 people on board.
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[VO-NAT]
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It crashed yesterday on its way to Hong Kong -- about 20 minutes after leaving Taipei.
There were no distress signals from pilots.
A Taiwanese transportation official says the plane apparently broke apart in the sky.
Searchers have recovered more than 35 bodies from rough seas around the crash site, about 30 miles off of Taiwan's western coast.
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[Pulaski-Death]


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[WRITER=rle]
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Pulaski police have made an arrest in the overdose death of a teenage girl. The 17- year old was found dead around three o'clock yesterday morning from an overdose of a cocaine derivative. Police have arrested Edward Lee Carter on charges of accidental murder and selling drugs to a minor. Carter is currently being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail. The girl's name is not being released until family members can be notified.



[WTC-Steel]


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Two beams salvaged from the World Trade Center will help provide a new beginning for a hispanic church in New Mexico.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Sacred Heart Church in Albuquerque will use the two steel beams to create a new bell tower for their nearly 100-year-old church.
The church was razed in the 1970's because of structural damage.
Two bronze bells that were taken down will now be restored, using the steel beams as support.
Until construction is completed next year, the beams will be on display at a Albuquerque cultural center.
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[Gas-Pipeline]


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It could be several more months before a decision is reached on a proposed pipeline that would cut through several Virginia counties.
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Last week, public hearings were held in Henry, Patrick and Carroll counties. The Federal Emergency Regulatory Commission is seeking input on its draft environmental statement. In the document-- the agency says the pipeline would have limited impact on the environment. But opponents of the project disagree.
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((WARD ARMSTRONG: MY POSITION HAS NOT CHANGED. I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THIS PIPELINE IS IN THE OVERALL BEST INTEREST OF THE DISTRICT I REPRESENT AND THE 10TH HOUSE DISTRICT COVER MUCH OF THE TERRITORY IN VIRGINIA THAT THIS PIPELINE WILL EXTEND WHICH INCLUDES HENRY, PATRICK AND CARROLL COUNTY.))
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[VO-NAT]

The F-E-R-C will issue a final environmental statement using the comments gathered. The agency will then decide whether Duke Energy will be granted permission to build the pipeline which would stretch from Wytheville into North Carolina. Officials say a decison could come this fall.
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[Salem-Bicentennial]


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It took two years of planning to prepare for a birthday bash worthy of 200 years... But Salem has pulled it off. And as Joe Dashiell tell us, a parade and party were the centerpiece of the city's bicentennial observance.
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[SUPER=01-Judy Stokes/Salem Resident; :15 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Forest Jones/Salem City Manager; :38]
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(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF BAND]
Salem Pride was on parade, as the marching band laid down the beat and many of the city's 25- thousand residents lined Main Street for the bicentennial celebration...
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The pagentry was reminiscent of another celebration one hundred years ago.
Colorful bunting on display in the Salem Museum decorated a float in the 1902 centennial parade.
A new exhibit there traces 20 decades of hometown history and the community spirit that continues to thrive.
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City officials say they're proud of Salem's place in the history of western Virginia, and confident the years ahead will include many more celebrations of Salem Pride.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Salem))

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[BOTH MICS HOT]
It's a gold rush in the new millenium...
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but there's no need to go all the way to California... We'll tell you where you can find a fortune coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[Lotto]
[Break #1]



[Med-Wrap]


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Medical professionals are concerned the life span for youngsters may be getting shorter and shorter... and there is new hope for leukemia sufferers. Melissa McDermott has more.
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(( THE MEDICAL FIELD IS WORRIED THAT THIS COULD BE THE FIRST GENERATION OF CHILDREN WITH A SHORTER LIFE SPAN THAN ITS PARENTS. THE REASON... OBESITY AND POOR HEALTH. DOCTORS SAY THEY ARE NOW SEEING TEENS WITH CLOGGED ARTERIES AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. TYPE-2 DIABETES, ONCE CALLED ADULT-ONSET DIABETES IS NOW HITTING CHILDREN. SOME DOCTORS SAY THE PROBLEM IS SO DIRE THAT DASTIC MEASURES NEED TO BE TAKEN.
NEW HOPE FOR PEOPLE WITH AN ADVANCED FORM OF LEUKEMIA. IT COMES IN THE FORM OF A NEW TREATMENT JUST APPROVED BY THE GOVERNMENT. 'CAMPATH' WORKS BY ATTACKING LEUKEMIC CELLS. RESULTS SHOW THAT THE LIFE EXPECTANCY FOR PATIENTS WITH C-L-L LEUKEMIA DOUBLED WHEN THEY USED THE TREATMENT.
MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY TAMOXIFEN IS STILL THE BEST TREATMENT FOR EARLY STAGE BREAST CANCER. AFTER STUDYING SOME NEW DRUGS A PANEL RECENTLY CONCLUDED THAT IT'S TOO SOON TO CHANGE. THE MEMBERS SAY IT WILL TAKE A FEW MORE YEARS OF STUDY BEFORE DOCTORS CAN BE CERTAIN OF THE ADVANTAGES OF NEW DRUGS, AS WELL AS THEIR POSSIBLE RISKS.
AND THOSE ARE SOME OF THIS WEEK'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))

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About a hundred and fifty years ago, thousands of miners headed west to earn their fortunes... Now, it's your turn, but you don't have to go that far. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young searches for riches at the Virginia City Gem Mine.
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(([SOT 2:24:03-2:24:10]
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((GRACE SARVER/2ND GRADER: YOU POUR A BUCKET OF SAND IN AND YOU RINSE ALL THE SAND OUT AND YOU FIND GEMS IN IT.))
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[OUT Q=find gems in it.]

Grace Sarver and her fellow second graders are on a hunt like the one that led to the Gold Rush of the 1850's. Much like Virginia City, Nevada, best know as the home of the golden Comstock Lode, the Virginia City Gem Mine is ripe with hidden treasure.
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[IN Q=Emeralds, rubies, amethysts...]

((MICHAEL HILL/VIRGINIA CITY GEM MINE: EMERALDS, RUBIES, AMETHYSTS, QUARTZ CRYSTALS, PINK QUARTZ, GARNETS, PYRITE, LOTS OF STUFF.))
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[OUT Q=lots of stuff.]

Michael Hill's gem mine gives kids a chance to get their hands dirty in the tradition of the old gold miners... with a bucket full of earth and a sluice box.
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((JOSEPH CROCKETT/2ND GRADER: WE JUST PUT 'EM IN A BOX AND PUT 'EM IN WATER AND JUST SHAKE 'EM.))
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((MICHAEL HILL/VIRGINIA CITY GEM MINE: WE BRING THE ORE IN FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE KIDS ARE FINDING PROBABLY TWELVE OR FOURTEEN DIFFERENT STONES IN THEIR BUCKETS. THEY'RE WASHING THE DIRT AWAY AND FINDING TREASURES ALL OVER THE PLACE.))
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[OUT Q=treasures all over the place.]

As is Hill. Virginia City's 244-acres come complete with a ghost town, the remnants of Dry Gulch Junction, an old west attraction built in the 1960's. The fictional frontier faltered in the eighties and fell into disuse. Hill dreams of bringing it back to life.
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[IN Q=Gift shops, photography stores...]

((MICHAEL HILL/VIRGINIA CITY GEM MINE: GIFT SHOPS, PHOTOGRAPHY STORES, WEDDING CHAPELS, EVERYBODY IN CHARACTER LIKE A HUNDRED YEAR OLD TOWN WOULD BE.))
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((WE HAVE THE SHOP IN. WE'RE TRYING TO RESTORE THE TOWN, WORKING ON BUILDINGS ONE AT A TIME. WE'RE TRYING TO BRING THE TRAIN BACK SO WE CAN GET A LOT OF PEOPLE UP HERE ON THE TRAIN.))
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[OUT Q=people up here on the train.]

Virginia City may turn out to be a gold mine, after all. But even if Hill doesn't strike it rich, he says chances are better than good...
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((HUNDRED PERCENT.))
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...visitors to the gem mine will go home with a claim. Shannon Young, News 7, Wythe County.))

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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... Dozens are injured during a stampede at a concert in the nations capital
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...And barriers are broken as hundreds of local young men join with adults to tackle some tough teen issues.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Teacher-Spanking]


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A Florida teacher is facing criminal charges that he spanked a student.
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The mother of an 11-year-old fifth grader filed a complaint with police after her son came home with red welts on his backside.
The charges are against the boy's special education teacher at Diplomat Elementary School in Fort Myers.
The boy told his mother that James Walworth made him pull down his pants and underwear, then spanked him about 50 times behind a locked bathroom door.
Walworth had taught the boy for three years.
Another teacher at the school defended Walworth and denied that he spanked the boy.
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Anchors away... Coming up we'll sail down to Festival in the Park ...
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[vo-nat] And you'll flip for this little champion... find out why she wins by leaps and bounds next on News 7 Sunday Morning.

[ANCHOR=Patrick]

And if you are traveling today...
[PAtrick ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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[PAtrick MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[Profile-Open]


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A seven-year-old Botetourt girl recently won the level five state gymnastics championship for the second year in a row.
Her coaches say she's just as talented at friendship as she is at back flips.
Jennifer Miele bounced around with Mary Beth Kern, and filed this Virginia Profile.
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[Gymnastics]


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[wipe wipe wipe]

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(( Mary Beth Kern is the sweetheart of Botetourt Gymnastics.
Her playful smile and unending enthusiasm make her a friend of many... and a coach's dream.
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[tc:] ((AMBER BROOKS/MARY BETH'S COACH: SHE IS JUST VERY TALENTED. I'VE BEEN COACHING HER SINCE SHE WAS THREE YEARS OLD, AND SHE'S VERY CACHEABLE, GREAT TO WORK WITH.)) [RUNS13]
Mary Beth is a two time level five state gymnastics champion.
When she one this year's competition, she didn't even know. [TC:] ((MARY JO KERN/MARY BETH'S MOTHER: WHEN SHE COMPETES, SHE REALIZES HER OWN SCORE, BUT NOT THE OTHER GIRLS, AND SHE GOT HER AWARD AND SAT DOWN AND SAID, MOMMY, WHO WON? I SAID, YOU DID.)) [RUNS13]
It was only about two minutes into our interview with her that she stole our hearts...
She played with her ringlets and flashed us a modest smile... saying simply she'd rather show us than tell us about how fun gymnastics is. [TC:] ((MARY BETH KERN/STATE GYMNASTICS CHAMPION: SO MARY BETH, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS? SINCE I WAS TWO AND A HALF. DO YOU LIKE IT? YES.)) [RUNS06] [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: MARY BETH MAY BE A WOMAN OF FEW WORDS, BUT SHE'S CERTAINLY NOT A WOMAN OF FEW FLIPS. AND THAT SORT OF BRINGS OUT THE KID IN ME. MARY BETH, DO YOU THINK I COULD DO THAT? YES. LET'S TRY.)) [RUNS15]
Her coaches say Mary Beth brings the best in everybody.
And even though she doesn't have much to say about her talent, she's got a lot to show for it.
Once, at a bad meet, she won a red ribbon instead of the first place blue she was used to.
Instead of being upset, she was quite thrilled to add another color to her collection.
Mary Beth may not have Olympic dreams yet... but believe me, her dreams are just as sweet as she is.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Botetourt.))


[Brent on cam toss to bump][EMS-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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26 men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty over the past year were honored in the Star City this weekend.
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The National E-M-S Memorial Service was held at the First Baptist Church in Roanoke. Organizers say the city holds a special place in the E-M-S community.
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((KEVIN AGARD/BOARD OF DIRECTORS: ROANOKE BECAUSE IT WAS THE HOME OF JULIAN STANLEY WISE, HE WAS THE FOUNDER OF THE FIRST RESCUE SQUAD IN AMERICA, SO WE THOUGHT IT AN APPROPRIATE PLACE.))
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Family members of those who have died were presented with a U-S flag - representing service... A white rose representing their "undying love"... And a medallion signifying their memory. Those in attendance say the service is important for all E-M-S workers.
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((A SENSE OF PRIDE, A SENSE OF SERVICE, A SENSE OF DUTY, A SENSE OF HONOR TO DO WHAT WE DO FOR OUR COUNTRY AND OUR FELLOW MAN... THAT'S WHAT I BRING AWAY FROM HERE.))
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This was the tenth national memorial held in Roanoke. Organizers say this year's service received more attention because ten E-M-S workers were killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center.
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[Vets-REunion]


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Veterans have been to battle to protect Americans and our freedom. They have seen things that most of us could only imagine... and experienced things many civilians think are only in the movies. But as we take time this weekend to honor them and all they have done for us and our country, several are reuniting and reminiscing about their missions. Charles Osgood has more.
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[SUPER=01-Art Lindgren/Documentary Film Maker; 2:40 ]
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(( RAYMOND BRANDT "One of the bombs hit on the flight deck and skidded across the deck into one of the gun batteries there.....

(TR 1) For 57 years Raymond Brandt kept the burden of what he saw in the

spring of 1945 pretty much to himself...
BRANDT: "The whole crew was burned to death....as it turned out, that was not the only thing... we ended up with 123 killed at that time."
(TR 2) Raymond Brandt was a pharmacist mate on the carrier USS Saratoga

and a survivor of the bloodiest battle of the Pacific War, the Battle of Okinawa. This week, he joined 400 fellow Navy men at the first Kamikazi Survivors Reunion in Everett, Washington. Robert Logan was on the Destroyer USS Claxton.
LOGAN "The plane came down in it's Kamikazi rush. It's coming directly at the bridge - anyone on the bridge knew that plane was going to hit him directly between the eyes."

(TR 3) 12,000 Americans lost their lives in the battle of Okinawa,

5,000 of them sailors, many killed by Japanese Kamikazi - suicide bombers. Fireman 1st class Byron Brocksen was one of the lucky ones.
BYRON BROCKSEN "They took out the shrapnel without the use of any anesthetic, because I was still in shock... took out 64 pieces and left 5 in me.

(TR 4) The Japanese were desperate to slow down the impending assault of

the greatest naval armada ever assembled - more than 1300 Allied ships. Wave after wave of suicide bombers, many with only one day's training in how to fly a plane, attacked the ships surrounding Okinawa, an island 500 miles to the south of Japan.
NEWTON MESSER "We took three, one hit the fantail, one hit the midsection and one hit the bridge."

(TR 5) Newton Messer had to abandon his destroyer, the USS Bates. He

remembers the Captain's steward being too terrified to jump into the shark infested waters with him.
NEWTON MESSER "We begged him to come with us - we'd help him. But he was scared to death and he just froze to that rope, and so we had to go off an leave him and I looked back one last time and he was burning with the fire."

(TR 6) They have been called the greatest generation... but these men

were among the forgotten, their victory in Okinawa overshadowed 6 weeks later by the atom bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Honoring their memory is something documentary film maker Art Lindgren, who conducted these interviews, believes is now the duty of his generation.
ART LINDGREN, Documentary Film Maker: "We are losing 1000 to 2000 veterans a day - that the children, the grandchildren and great grandchildren of this great generation need to take the time to sit with their grandparents and talk about what happened. We have really a lot to learn from them.

(TR 7) And these old warriors had much to learn from each other.


RAYMOND BRANDT "We need to talk...much of this its probably good therapy because it comes out - or in the current vernacular they say closure - its good despite the tears and all."

(TR 7) And good for us....to share their memories... and honor their

bravery...and recall that memorial day is after all about remembrance. Charles Osgood, CBS NEWS, New York ))

[Land-Yachts]


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It was smooth sailing for some competitors at Roanoke's Festival in the Park...
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Several teams and a crowd of... well dozens... lined up for the Z-101 Land Yacht Race down Franklin Road.
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((JAMES DAY: LOOKS LIKE YOU PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO IT. WELL, IT TOOK US ABOUT TWO DAYS TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER, BUT IT TURNED OUT REALLY GOOD. WE'RE PROUD OF IT.))
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[OUT Q=we're proud of it.]
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[VO-NAT]


A veteran team from Crossroads Community Church launched a submarine.
Roanoke Fire and EMS pushed a modified lawnmower.
And a team called the Hydraulics relied on some low-tech engineering and lots of duct tape.
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[IN Q=When we were trying to figure out]

((WHEN WE WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO IT, WE THOUGHT OF A BATHTUB OR A SHOWER OR A PORTA-POTTY. EVENTUALLY WE JUST WENT OUT TO A SALVAGE YARD.))
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[OUT Q=went out to a salvage yard.]
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The team from Crossroads Community Church took top honors. Roanoke Fire EMS came in second... and the Hydraulics claimed best in show for their spirit and presentation. (-------------)