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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... 9 miners trapped underground for more than three days are rescued.

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And a Bedford treasure that's more than a hundred years old is getting a wave of new life for the new century.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Mine-Rescue]


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Miners are a tough breed ... and the nine men rescued from a Pennsylvania mine early this morning are no exception.
They were trapped for more than three days in a water-filled mine more than 240 feet below the ground.
All are said to be in fair to good condition.
Steve Dunlop has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Somerset, PA;]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Kunkel/Latrobe Hospital;]
[SUPER=01-Dave Lauriski/U.S. Dept. of Labor;]
[SUPER=02-Steve Dunlop/Reporting;]
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((Nine for nine had been the unofficial motto at this rescue site... and against all odds, nine for nine it finally was. They came up one by one, in a rescue pod just 22 inches across, from the flooded mineshaft 240 feet below. And as each of them surfaced, there were cheers, tears, and talk of a miracle.
SUPER: Dr. Richard Kunkel/Latrobe Hospital

SOT: "These guys are really okay except for the the fact that they

wanted out. They heard us drilling, they knew we were coming and they never gave up hope."
TRACK: It had been a nail-biting, frustrating 70-plus hours. Broken drill bits. Busted pressure seals. Concerns that there'd been no contact with the miners since mid-day Thursday. The rescuers were unfazed. Using a giant augur, they eventually completed the 240-foot rescue shaft, much of it drilled through solid limestone. And when they lowered a telephone line into the 4-foot crawlspace, not knowing whether anyone was even alive, a voice on the other end reportedly said: "There's nine men ready to get the hell out of here."
TRACK: While the rescuers patience and determination deserve much of the credit, the Labor Department's top mine safety official says the trapped men themselves should share in it.
SUPER: Dave Lauriski, U.S. Dept. of Labor
"They made made some key decisions as well. one was that they stayed together; another was that they found the highest ground that they could find."
TRACK: The good condition of the miners may have surprised the doctors, but not the owner of the Black Wolf Coal Company, operator of the Quecreek mine. "This don't tell me nothing about a coal miner," he said. "They're the toughest person that walks the earth." Steve Dunlop, CBS News, New York.))

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An accident in Roanoke County sent 5 people to the hospital Saturday.
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The crash happened last night, shortly before 9 on Route 221 near County Line Road. Witnesses say two trucks collided head-on, and both may have been swerving to avoid a deer. A twelve-year-old girl who was riding in the center seat of one of the trucks was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where she is listed in critical condition. Four other people are also hospitalized.
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[Bedford-Flag]


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It's survived over a hundred- years and one local community is trying to assure it lasts at least a hundred more.
Steve Smallshaw explains how a Civil War battle flag is getting a facelift in Bedford.
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[IN Q=It has survived]
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[SUPER=01-Ellen Wandrei/Museum Director; :25]
[SUPER=01-Michael Creasey/Visitor; :59]
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(( It has survived for 140 years...but just barely.
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((AND NOW YOU'LL SEE WHY WE HAVE IT ALL WRAPPED UP.))
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In a museum full of local history, Bedford's biggest prize is this hand painted battle flag of the Bedford Southside Dragoons.
The dragoons became part of the 2nd Virginia Cavalry.. their flag was captured by Union troops during Lee's retreat from Gettysburg.
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((ELLEN WANDREI/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: ONE REASON IT'S SUCH A WONDERFUL PIECE IS WE KNOW WHO PAINTED IT, WE KNOW WHICH UNIT IT WAS WITH AND WE KNOW WHERE IT WAS CAPTURED OUTSIDE OF GETTYSBURG.))
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[OUT Q=outside of Gettysburg.]


The men who fought under this flag are long gone, but their families live on.
Michael and Donna Creasey were visiting Bedford this week from Florida and doing some genealogical research at the museum.
Creasey only recently discovered a great-grandfather.. John F. Nance.. served with the 2nd Cavalry.
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((MICHAEL CREASEY/VISITOR: WE JUST FOUND OUT THIS WEEK THAT THE RELATIVES WERE CONNECTED THAT WAY AND IT'S QUITE INTERESTING AND EXCITING FOR US TO COME UP FOR A VACATION AND FIND OUT WE'RE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY, THAT WAS QUITE EXCITING.))
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[OUT Q=was quite exciting.]


Before more visitors can enjoy the flag, it badly needs restoration.
The paint has chipped away, the fringe is tattered and pieces are missing, snipped away by soldiers for souvenirs.
A recent fundraising drive collected more than eight thousand dollars to save the banner and build a display case to house it.
[SOT 18:10:20]

((WANDREI: THEN EVERYBODY CAN COME SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. IT NEEDS, AS YOU SEE, LOTS OF RESTORATION, BUT THEN WE'LL BE ABLE TO DISPLAY IT AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=display it again.]


The restoration will get underway in January and take about three months to complete.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))

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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Still to come ....... The Summer Music Games are almost here... and our guest will tell you all you need to know to make sure you don't miss a beat!
[ANCHOR=Brent]

AND
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Hear ye - hear ye - we're taveling back in time to the days of old as the Reniassance Era takes over the New Millenium this weekend... That's up next on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[Kapla-Blocks]


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It's a unique museum where you're actually encouraged to PLAY with the exhibit. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young introduces us to the World of Kapla (KAPP-luh) at the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
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[IN Q=It's like no museum exhibit you've ever seen.]
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((It's like no museum exhibit you've ever seen. That's because, most of what's displayed in The World of Kapla is determined by people like you, visitors who can't wait to get their hands on the smooth wooden toy.
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[IN Q=You take about five minutes...]

((KEN SHIELD/KAPLA: YOU TAKE ABOUT FIVE MINUTES TO LOOK AT WHAT'S HERE AND USUALLY THAT'S ABOUT ALL IT TAKES BECAUSE SOMEBODY WANTS TO SIT DOWN AND TRY THEIR OWN HAND AT IT.))
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[OUT Q=try their own hand at it.]

Except for a few pre-made structures, the exhibit room is empty. Bins loaded wth Kapla blocks invite you to play, build, dream and create, much like the toy's inventor.
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[IN Q=There was a man named Tom van derr Bruggen...]

((KEN: THERE WAS A MAN NAMED TOM VAN DERR BRUGGEN IN FRANCE WHO WANTED TO BUILD A CASTLE AND HE WANTED TO MAKE A MODEL OF HE SO HE COULD PREDESIGN IT.))
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[OUT Q=so he could predesign it.]

But traditional square blocks, while great for building, didn't allow for sculpting. So van derr Bruggen slimmed the blocks down to about 4 and a half inches long, one inch wide and a quarter inch thick.
He called them Kapla, short for the Dutch word meaning small planks. Every piece is identical.
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[IN Q=That's why, when you stack 'em...]

((KEN: THAT'S WHY, WHEN YOU STACK 'EM TOGETHER YOU DON'T HAVE THE PLAY... 'CAUSE EVERYTHING FITS TOGETHER SO PERFECTLY. THAT'S HOW THEY BUILT A TOWER 49-FEET HIGH WITH THESE THINGS JUST STACKING 'EM STRAIGHT UP.))
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[OUT Q=just stacking 'em straight up.]

Ken Scheel owns the company that distributes the game in the U.S. He says Kapla is quite possibly the perfect toy in that it appeals to everyone.
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[IN Q=We've found that parents and children...]

((KEN: WE'VE FOUND THAT PARENTS AND CHILDREN WILL STICK AROUND FOR AN HOUR OR SO. SOMETIMES DADS HAD TO GET DRAGGED AWAY BECAUSE THEY WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PROJECT THEY DIDN'T WANT TO GIVE UP ON.))
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Which is why one visit to this exhibit may not be enough. Each day brings new creations, new ideas, new opportunities to grow and learn. You're limited only by your imagination... oh, and museum hours.
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[IN Q=Yeah, when the lights...]

((KEN: YEAH, WHEN THE LIGHTS START TO FLICKER THAT MEANS IT'S TIME TO GO.))
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[OUT Q=that means it's time to go.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))

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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... Cheers and sighs of relief in Pennsylvania - as nine coal miners are rescued after more than three days underground ....
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And Roanoke's murder rate is up ... but police say the numbers don't tell the whole story.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Murder-Rate]


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Homicide numbers are up in the city of Roanoke. So far this year the city has recorded 15 homicides-- that's up from 13 last year. But sometimes the numbers don't tell the whole story. Justin McLeod explains.
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((((NAT SOUND OF UNLOCKING AND OPENING POLICE DOOR))
You could say it has been a busy year for the Roanoke Police Department.
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[IN Q=We've had more]

((SHELLY ALLEY/POLICE SPOKESPERSON: WE'VE HAD MORE HOMICIDES THIS YEAR IN 2002. WE'VE HAD A COUPLE MORE THAN WHAT WE'VE HAD IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.))
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In 2001, Roanoke saw 13 homicides and nine the year before that.
So far this year? That number is 15.
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[IN Q=The majority of the]

((SHELLY ALLEY/POLICE SPOKESPERSON: THE MAJORITY OF THE CASES THAT WE HAVE HAD THIS YEAR HAVE BEEN BETWEEN PEOPLE WHO KNEW EACH OTHER IN SOME WAY, SOME TYPE OF ACQUAINTANCE SITUATION OR DOMESTIC SITUATION.))
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[OUT Q=domestic situation]


Take April's murder suicide in Southeast Roanoke.
That is when authorities say 23 year old Bradley Bundick shot and killed his ex girlfriend and her acquaintance.
In fact, police say only one case this year has been a random killing.
Back in February, a convenience store clerk was shot and killed at the Stop-In on Hershberger Road.
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[IN Q=That number 15]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THAT NUMBER 15 CAN BE SOMEWHAT DECEIVING. THAT'S BECAUSE IT IS NOT NECESSARILY 15 DIFFERENT CASES BUT THE NUMBER OF VICTIMS THAT HAVE DIED SO FAR THIS YEAR. IN FACT, SEVERAL OF THOSE CASES HAD MULTIPLE VICTIMS.))
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One case that had multiple victims was the arson homicide back in May that killed a mother and her two small children.
Police have accused in that case 31 year old Askia Shabazz.
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[IN Q=We have the warrants]

((SHELLY ALLEY: WE HAVE THE WARRANTS FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL BUT HAVE NOT YET FOUND HIM.))
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Police are also hoping to solve two unsolved murders.
Back In January, a man was fatally shot at the Ferncilff Apartments.
The other unsolved case happened this past week when a 25 year old was shot and killed at Loudon Park.
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[IN Q=It maybe that 15 is what]

((SHELLY ALLEY/POLICE SPOKESPERSON: IT MAY BE THAT 15 IS WHAT WE END UP FOR THIS YEAR. WE CAN'T COMPARE HOW MANY WE HAVE IN 2002 WITH 2001 UNTIL WE GET TO THE END OF 2002.))
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That may be true but there is nothing changing the fact that the city of Roanoke has seen more homicides this year than in years past.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

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The pony auction on Chincoteague Island is an annual event, but this year it helped one child's wish come true.
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For the past 70- years, dozens of wild ponies have swam to the island to be auctioned off. This year, a young girl with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma wished for a pony .... and the Make-A-Wish Foundation made sure that dream came true.
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((MOLLY EDWARDS/MAKE -A-WISH RECIPIENT: IN DECEMBER I GOT A CALENDAR FROM MAKE A WISH AND I'VE BEEN COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS. REPORTER "SO WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO THOSE AT MAKE A WISH?" MOLLY "I WANT TO THANK THEM A LOT." REPORTER "SO WHAT IS THIS TO YOU, IS THIS LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE TO YOU?" MOLLY "YEAH I'VE ALWAYS WANTED A PONY.))
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[OUT Q=wanted a pony]
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The Foundation donated 2- thousand dollars for the pony... But instead of getting one, Molly had two ponies to take home with her at the end of the day.
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Still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning....... He's still standing... and now he's returning Roanoke... we caught up with fans to get their take on the Elton John's return to the valley
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and [TAKE LIVE PIC OF DANCERS ON PERFORMANCE SET] Meet some Dancing Dolls who are letting the dogs out in fun spirited competition. But first if you are traveling today........ [Brent ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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Our country's war on terrorism may not be headline material every day now, but for those soldiers still deployed overseas and their families back home, nothing is more important.
One local soldier just returned home after a tour of duty in Afghanistan.. and had a chance to thank some fellow veterans for their months of support.
Steve Smallshaw has more in this week's "Virginia Profile".
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(( Tim Greenway left his hometown of Lynchburg a soldier.. he returned this week a hero.
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((IT'S REALLY GOOD TO SEE YOU.. ESPECIALLY COMING HOME IN ONE PIECE. YES SIR, I REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU ALL HAVE BEEN DOING FOR US DOWN HERE.))
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Greenway is a First Lieutenant with the 101st Airborne, and for the past six months he's been on the front line of the war on terrorism.
He survived an earthquake, a helicopter crash and firefights with Al Qaeda terrorists.. but he found it more difficult speaking in front of a crowd at Monument Terrace.
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((I HAD SO MUCH I WANTED TO SAY WHEN I CAME DOWN HERE, NOW I'VE GOTTEN NERVOUS AND FORGOT IT ALL..))
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[OUT Q=forgot it all.]
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But here handshakes and hugs, smiles and salutes speak volumes.
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((IT'S AMAZING HOW MUCH SUPPORT IS DOWN HERE.. IT' REALLY.. IT'S GREAT.))
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For eight months, these local veterans have been staging weekly rallies in support of the U-S troops in Afghanistan.
On Friday, they finally got to meet one of the reasons why they're here.
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((LT. TIM GREENWAY/101ST AIRBORNE: I KNEW THAT THEY'D BEEN DOWN HERE SUPPORTING US FOR ABOUT THE LAST 35 WEEKS AND I TOLD MY PARENTS TWO OR THREE TIMES HOW I COULDN'T WAIT TO GET HOME AND COME DOWN HERE AND HELP 'EM OUT AND TELL THEM HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE THEIR SUPPORT.))
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[OUT Q=their support.]


Greenway is now enjoying a month-long leave before he returns to his unit at Fort Campbell.
He's already experienced a lifetime of memories.
[SOT 20:00:01]

((YOU HAD SO MANY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES. I FEEL THAT IT WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT I WOULD DO FOR THIS COUNTRY AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT. AND I SUPPORT EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING ON OVER THERE AND IT'S WONDERFUL TO HAVE PEOPLE BACK HERE SUPPORTING US.))
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[OUT Q=supporting us.]
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((I ALWAYS THINK OF LYNCHBURG AS MY HOME AND AFTER SEEING ALL THE SUPPORT I'VE GOTTEN FROM LYNCHBURG, I CAN'T WAIT TO MOVE BACK HERE ONE DAY.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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[Elton-John]


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"Captain Fantastic"is sailing into the Star City - and hundreds lined up in hopes of seeing him live...
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Crowds lined up yesterday morning at the Roanoke Civic Center for a chance to buy Elton John tickets.
A wrist band lottery was used to determine the order of ticket buyers.
More than six hundred people took advantage of that system to snag the more than ten thousand tickets available.
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[IN Q=I had to ask my friend]

((KARLA FLANNAGAN/TICKET BUYER: I HAD TO ASK MY FRIEND DORIS A COUPLE OF TIMES TO MAKE SURE MY NUMBER WAS SECOND. I WAS AFRAID I LOOKED AT IT WRONG.)) ((DORIS WEAVER/TICKET BUYER: TALK ABOUT WHY YOU WANT TO SEE HIM? CAUSE I LIKE HIS MUSIC. I CAN RELATE TO THAT. IT'S DURING MY TIME BEFORE I GOT OLD. LIKE TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY SO I TURNED ANOTHER YEAR SO THAT'S IT.))
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[SUPER=01-Doris Weaver/Ticket Buyer; :07]
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[OUT Q=so that's it]
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Sir Elton John performed in the Star City once before back in 1999.
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