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Coming up on News 7

A worker is killed in an accident at a local bakery.
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Virginia Tech breaks ground for a new hotel and conference center.
And man's best friend is out prove he deserves to wear a badge.
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Tonight in sports, Roanoke loses in ODAC softball, we'll hit the court for the state AAU basketball tournament, and Lee Suggs is still on the draft board,
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but Carson Palmer went off the big board as the number one pick of the Cincinnati Bengals.
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A few showers and storms still lingering across the viewing area, some folks even seeing some sunshine. We'll see some clearing overnight then the warm-up begins. The details and your 7-Day planner coming up.
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Stay with us, News 7 at 6 is next.
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((IT'S EXCITING AND I'M VERY SURPRISED THEY CHOSE TO NAME THE BUILDING FOR ME.))
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Ground is broken for the newest building at Virginia Tech.
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton, in for Teresa Hamilton.

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Alumni gathered on the golf course at Virginia Tech today to celebrate the beginning of the largest conference hotel, west of the Hotel Roanoke. [TAKE NEWS 7 AT 6 IN BAM]
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Jennifer Wishon was there and joins us now with more. Joy alumni cheered as ground was broken on the 46 million dollar facility.
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The Hokie Stone building will have a gothic style that somewhat resembles that will other buildings on campus.
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The Holtzman alumni center will include a museum, special collections library and offices. And the Skelton Conference center will boast a 9- thousand square foot ballroom. Nearly 150 hotel rooms will also be included in the building.
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The centers are named for alumni Bill Skelton and Bill Holtzman. Holzman says he considered himself an average guy and that the building is a tribute to people like him.
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((I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE REMEMBER THAT THE WORLD IS RUN BY THE C AVERAGE STUDENTS AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE REMEMBER THAT IT'S NOT JUST THE BRILLIANT GUYS THAT CAN BE SUCCESSFUL, IT'S THE GUYS THAT ARE JUST AVERAGE THAT WORK HARD.))
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The project will disrupt the campus golf course which was a point of discussion during the planning phase of the facility. A university spokesman says the university has always tried to keep it's buildings close to the center of campus but has run out of space.
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((THE FACILITY WILL TAKE UP FIVE TO SIX HOLES AND THEN THE REMAINING HOLES ON THE FRONT NINE WILL BE USED BY THE CONSTRUCTION CREW WHILE WE'RE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. WHEN IT'S OVER THEN THAT SPACE CAN BE TURNED BACK OVER TO THE GOLF COURSE, POSSIBLY AS A PAR THREE COURSE, POSSIBLY TO RECONFIGURE SOME OF THOSE HOLES AS A DRIVING RANGE.))
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As for Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference center, the building that currently houses Alumni Hall. Officials say it will become a graduate education center where graduate students can live and have classes.
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And Joy, the new facility is expected to be completed May of 20-05.

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A worker was killed in an industrial accident this afternoon in Roanoke.
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It happened around 1 o'clock this afternoon at the Maple Leaf Bakery on Blue Hills Drive. Police say a worker was cleaning a flour bin, when its contents dumped out, burying the man. The worker's name is not being released pending notification of the family. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
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State and local officials are investigating a shooting in Central Highland county that happened Friday morning. 65- year- old Frank Johnson was killed by a single gunshot wound while he was turkey hunting. Police are waiting for an autopsy, but believe the shooting was an accident.

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The body of James Pearly Simonds, the man who was last seen April 12th in the New River, was found yesterday.
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His body was discovered on a rock in Bluestone Lake, West Virginia.
The lake is formed by a dam on the New River.
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Several large-scale searches were mounted for Simonds.
His boat was found about a mile and a half from where it capsized near Glen Lyn.
The New River was about nine feet higher than normal when Simonds disappeared.
Relatives told authorities Simonds was a sub-contractor for V-Dot and that he was out surveying March flood damage.
V-Dot officials say they have no record of Simonds' work.
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[Fairacres]


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It appears a South Roanoke landmark will be saved from the wrecking ball.
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Members of the Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs yesterday voted to accept a bid for the purchase of Fairacres. The estate went to the highest bidder who plans to preserve the property and council officials say he has preservation experience. The two other bidders planned to develop all or parts of the property and the council president says she's thrilled the successful bidder will keep the landmark as is. Fairacres was built in 1915 and has been home to the Garden Club since the 1960s.
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Still to come on the newscast, rain doesn't dampen the spirits at Vinton's Dogwood festival,
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and also, some police pooches show off their stuff at the K-9 Iron Dog Challenge.
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[Iron-Dog]


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The strengths and weaknesses of both man and beast were tested in Salem today.
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More than 50 K-9 teams from as far away as Canada competed in the Police K-9 Iron Dog Challenge. The 3 and- a- half mile course along West River Road pitted teams against nature as they slid down hills and stomped through water. There was also a tactical pistol shoot. Handlers fired their guns while dogs had to remain still. The competition allowed handlers to learn their dog's capabilities along with other things.
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((KEITH SIDWELL/ROANOKE CITY POLICE LT: IT GIVES THIS VERY DIVERSE GROUP AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME TOGETHER TO SHARE AND NETWORK AND LEARN EACH OTHERS CAPABILITIES, WHAT OTHER UNITS ARE DOING DIFFERENTLY.))
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The Roanoke City Police Department has five K-9 units.
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[Biz-Review]


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More jobs in Southside are slipping away, and a theater in Roanoke is about to show off its stars. Rachel Cannon has those stories in this week's Business Review.
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The Grandin Theatre is getting ready to set it's walk of fame in stone. Hundreds of stars sold as a fundraiser for the restored movie house are undergoing final preparations before being set in stone.
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The stars cost one-thousand dollars. Buyers get it engraved and a free movie each month at the Grandin for life.
630-stars have been sold, the walk of fame design allows for about 150-more. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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Danville Regional Health Systems is cutting 70 jobs. The move will save the facility about three-million dollars. Hospital officials blame the cuts on Medicaid changes passed by the General Assembly. Danville Regional is reducing the number of Medicaid beds at its nursing facility, and eliminating outpatient pediatric rehab. Of the 70-jobs cut, 26 were already vacant. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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At Dan River Incorporated, two hundred workers are losing their jobs. Danville's largest employer says it's cutting jobs to shift manufacturing for efficiency and NOT because of a slowdown in orders. The textile company has a workforce of 38-hundred. A total of four shifts are being eliminated at production plants and warehouses. The majority of cuts are full-time, hourly positions. For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))

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The early rain didn't put a damper on 47th annual Vinton dogwood festival.
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People still came out to here the bands and to check out the various vendors.
Vinton's Mayor says the festival has expanded a lot over the past 47 years.
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((THE FESTIVAL WAS ORIGINALLY STARTED TO BUY BAND UNIFORMS FOR THE PEOPLE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL OVER THE YEARS IT'S EVOLVED INTO AN EVENT THAT INCLUDES A PARADE AND A CAR SHOW JUST A MAJOR FESTIVAL HERE IN THE TOWN OF VINTON))
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One of the main attractions at the dogwood festival is the car show. The festivities wrap up tonight after three days of performances and activities.
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Still to come on News 7 at 6, the N-F-L draft is in full swing, but where will some local stars end up? We'll have an update in sports.
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and looking for a vacation spot to cozy up to a nice fire? A bed and breakfast in Pulaski County may fit the bill.
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Many children show a special talent on a musical instrument, but not all can learn so quickly.
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7 year old Luke Williams is a second grader who is showing a remarkable talent on the piano.
In fact, he has only been taking lessons for 8 months. He recently won a competition in Danville, and wowed the crowd with his style.
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We'll hear much more from Luke, and from his father as well, tomorrow in our Virginia Profile on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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Spring has sprung, but on chilly nights an evening in front of a fireplace can hit the spot. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to a Pulaski County bed and breakfast where the home fires are always burning.
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((I USUALLY HAVE SOME BROWNIES OR COOKIES SITTING OUT FOR SNACK WHEN THEY COME IN.)) [RUNS:05]
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From the second you step through the door of the Pine Cove Cabin, you know you're welcome. A glance inside the kitchen cupboards tells you your arrival has been anticipated for some time.
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((I NEED TO REFILL THE CEREAL BUT I KEEP CEREAL FOR BREAKFAST AND I KEEP KETCHUP AND MAYO CAUSE WHEN YOU GO TO STAY AT A PLACE YOU WIND UP SPENDING LOTS OF MONEY ON KETCHUP AND MAYO AND IT DOESN'T COST MUCH TO PUT IT IN THERE AND IT LASTS A LONG TIME.)) [RUNS:17]
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The two story cabin dates back to 1888. In the 1970's it was restored for use as a guest house. Three years ago Linda Sprouse opened it to travelers, whose needs she constantly moniters.
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((IN THE BEGINNING I WANTED TO MAKE IT A PLACE TO GET AWAY FROM ALL MODERN THINGS SO I HAVE A OF OF THINGS TO READ BUT MOST PEOPLE JUST CAN'T STAND BEING AWAY FROM A TELEVISION.)) [RUNS:08]
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So, there are two, each with a VCR and dozens of movies to make up for the lack of reception. A queen bed upstairs and a twin downstairs makes the set up ideal for a single child family. Also on each floor, a fireplace, one gas powered, one natural. Linda provides the wood... and the solitude.
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((YOU'RE ALONE. SO MANY OTHER B&B SYOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT NOISE. YOU MAY MISS THE CAMERADERIE OF SITTING AROUND THE TABLE BUT, ON THE OTHER HAND IF YOU'RE WNATING TO GET AWAY, THIS CAN DO IT.)) [RUNS:17]
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Most of all Sprouse says her job is making you comfortable so you can make yourself at home. Shannon Young, News 7, Pulaski County.))
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[WEBADDRESS FS - 4472ESSC] For more information about Pine Cove Cabin log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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Coming up, the first round of the NFL draft is in the books, Bryson Spinner talks about a new beginning at Richmond, plus
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ODAC softball highlights from the Moyer Complex in Salem.
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Roanoke's Lee Suggs is still waiting for his name to be called in the 2003 NFL Draft. Suggs was expected to be a late first round or early second round selection. If Lee is picked up on Day one we'll hear from him at 11.
Four quarterbacks went in the opening round along with 10 defensive lineman, and Miami's Willis McGahee who was picked up by Buffalo with the 23rd pick.

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The 68th NFL draft got underway with little suspense as the Cincinnati Bengals made things official with USC quarterback Carson Palmer.
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Palmer becomes the first Heisman Trophy winner to be taken with the top overall pick since Vinnie Testaverde in 1987.
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Receivers went second and third. Charlie Rogers of Michigan State to the Lions and Miami's Andre Johnson to the Texans. The Jets followed up by taking defensive tackle Dwayne Robertson of Kentucky and DB Terrance Newman went to Dallas at number 5.

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In the college ranks, Virginia QB Matt Schaub is getting ready for the challenge of his senior season. But the man who formerly challenged Schaub for his job in Charlottesville is getting a new start at the University of Richmond.
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Bryson Spinner has gone through spring drills with Coach Jim Reid and the Spiders. He is expected to be the starter under center for the opener against Delaware. After a year off, Spinner is more than a little anxious to get back on the field in a game situation.
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To the court, where some of the Commonwealth's young hoop stars are strutting their stuff this weekend right here in the Valley.
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Nine teams are in town for the state 13 and under AAU championship, including a Boo Williams entry from Tidewater, the defending state champs from Charlottesville, and a squad from Dublin coached by former Radford High girls coach Brenda King.
The top four teams advance to the national tournament in Orlando later this summer.
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And Gaither knows a thing or two about judging talent. This is the 15th anniversary of Gaither taking his Roanoke Hawks team to the 17 and under national championship. Among the players on that team were Russell Turner, Curtis Blair, and Keith Hamilton.

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The ODAC softball tournament rolled on today at Salem's Moyer Sports Complex. Roanoke College hooked up with Emory & Henry in the winner's bracket.
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Coach Alan Bayse and the Maroons knocked off Virginia Wesleyan on Friday night.
Emory and Henry loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth for Brook Barker. Barker belts the ball deep over centerfielder Jessica Worsham's glove. Three runners score and Barker ends up with a double and the Wasps led 3-nothing.

Still in the 4th, Sara Weeks lines one to short. Mary Thomas can't hang on and Barker scores for a 4-zip cushion.
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And Emory & Henry goes on to shutout Roanoke 5 to nothing. The Maroons will play a loser's bracket game Sunday at noon.
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And finally tonight, some congratulations are in order for Teresa Hamilton and her husband Shannon.
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Their son, Derrick Austin was born yesterday morning. He weighed in at seven pounds, 12 ounces.
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Mother, baby and father are all doing great. (+++++++) Teresa says she will return to the anchor desk on the weekends sometime this summer.