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Coming up on News 7-
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Top U-S officials begin touring the Persian Gulf, while the military frees more Iraqi soldiers. A local NAACP chapter honors leaders in the community during its annual awards dinner. And a festival in Maine gives new meaning to the phrase "gone fishing."
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News 7 starts right now.

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Military leaders say the role of U-S troops in Iraq could soon change, and another one of the most wanted in Iraq is captured.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens, in for Teresa Hamilton.


[Iraq]


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Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is assuring Persian Gulf allies that U-S forces have no plans to leave just yet.
Rumsfeld said U-S forces won't leave Iraq until a secure and democratic government is established. And he warned the U-S would not tolerate a government similiar to Iran's. Teri Okita has the latest.
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((Top U.S. officials are making their way to the Persian Gulf. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld joined General Tommy Franks in the United Arab Emirates ... the first stop on a tour of the region. They are set to visit key American Allies and U.S. troops.
SOT: General Tommy Franks

"In the days and months ahead there will likely be a change in the footprint in the region." While they make the rounds, another key Iraqi figure is in custody. General Hussam Mohammed Amin, the six of clubs in the Pentagons' set of "Death Cards", has been captured. Amin is believed to have signed off on the massive Iraqi document ... declaring to the UN that the country was free of illegal arms. And in Baghdad, a Canadian journalist and his Iraqi translator claim to have uncovered records linking Saddam Hussein to Osama Bin Laden. They say key pages show a Bin Laden envoy from Sudan discussing a potential visit to Iraq by the terrorist leader.
SOT: Mitch Potter/Toronto Star Reporter: "The purpose of this exchange was to explore the possibility of a continuing r

elationship." While these documents certainly are interesting, it will be some time before the content can be verified. South of the capital, nearly 200 Iraqi prisoners have been set free by the U.S. military. Their release is part of a plan to free thousands of captured soldiers sent to fight for Saddam. More than 5,000 men remain in the camp. All of them will be fingerprinted, interviewed, and ordered to give a DNA sample prior to their release.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: The U-S expects hundreds of political, religious, and ethnic leaders to show up tomorrow for a second, American-sponsored meeting on the future of Iraq. It expects a more diverse group this time around, including many Shiite Muslims. Teri Okita, CBS News, Baghdad.))

[Lalush]


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Friends and family remembered a Marine from Troutville who was killed in Iraq.
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23 year old Michael Vernon Lalush (LAH-lush) was killed on March 30th when the Huey helicopter he was riding in crashed in Southern Iraq.
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Today dozens of people gathered at the V-F-W post in Daleville to reflect and celebrate his life. Lalush moved to the Troutville area in 19-94 and graduated from Lord Botetourt High School in 19-97. He then spent six years as a helicopter mechanic, leaving for Kuwait in February. He was buried earlier this month at Arlington National Cemetery.
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[Purple-Heart]


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The United States Post Office unveiled a new stamp this weekend honoring those wounded in combat.
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The new stamp is designed in the likeness of the Purple Heart Medal.
The Purple Heart is awarded to soldiers wounded in action.
The stamp was originally slated for release next year, but that date was moved up by the postmaster general.
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((ANGELO WILDER/US POSTAL SERVICE-WE FELT THAT ALL THAT WAS GOING ON AND THE SACRIFICE THAT WAS BEING MADE THAT IT WAS APPROPRIATE THAT WE UNVEIL THE STAMP AT THIS TIME AND AT THIS LOCATION THERE WERE SO MANY VETERANS AND PURPLE HEART RECIPIENTS BEING HERE.))
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More than a million service men and women have been honored with the award, including 200 in the second gulf war.

George Washington created the purple heart in 17-82... making it America's oldest military distinction.
The public can start buying the new stamp on May 30th.
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[NAACP]


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Some outstanding Roanoke citizens were recognized today for their work in the community.
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The Roanoke chapter of the NAACP held its fifth annual citizen of the year awards this evening inside the Jefferson Center. Our very own News 7 Health reporter Joy Sutton was the emcee. The celebration honors members of the community who have made a positive impact throughout the city, in areas like education, arts and medicine.
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[Festival-Preview]


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It's been years in the making and now less than a week remains until the Southwest Virginia Festival with Franklin Graham gets underway at Salem Stadium. Jennifer Wishon has a preview.
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((((NATS OF SINGING 04:19:08)) Hundreds gathered at Salem Stadium Sunday afternoon to pray for a festival that is widely anticipated throughout the region. Preparations for the festival with Franklin Graham began three years ago when local business and church leaders got together to pray for the event. After that the plans took off.
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((SHERMAN BARNETT/FESTIVAL COORDINATOR: THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS EVENTS, COMMITTEE MEETINGS, DETAILS, CHECKLISTS, CHECKLISTS THAT CHECK CHECKLISTS AND SO ON IN ORDER TO PREPARE FOR THE EVENT.))
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In a few days Salem Stadium will be transformed into a house of worship complete with hundreds of volunteers. 600 of those will be dedicated to security.
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((DAVID SCOGGINS/FESTIVAL COORDINATOR: WE TRAIN THEM HOW TO REACT, WHAT TO REACT TO. THINGS THAT THEY NEEDED TO KNOW IN PREPARATION FOR THE LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT WILL BE HERE.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: ONE OBJECTIVE OF THE FESTIVAL IS TO HELP BRING THE COMMUNITY CLOSER TOGETHER AND SO FAR IT HAS. 500 CHURCHES ARE REPRESENTING MORE THAN 50 DENOMINATIONS ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT.))
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((Music up)) One place that cooperation is evident is in the choir that has formed.
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((MARY ELLEN ROBINSON/CHOIR COORDINATOR: THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 2000 PEOPLE. THEY'RE COMING FROM ALL OVER THE AREA. WE'VE HAD PEOPLE FROM AS FAR AWAY AS ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA AND A NUMBER OF THEM THAT HAVE COME FROM CLIFTON FORGE, LEXINGTON SO IT'S NOT JUST HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY IT'S ALL OVER VIRGINIA.))
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((Nats of church music)) People have also been preparing in their churches. Sunday morning the congregation of Northview United Methodist Church took up one last collection for the festival. They've also gone high tech to help do their part.
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((LOUIS STRICKLER/NORTHVEIW METHODIST PASTOR: WE HAVE HAD PEOPLE TO LEARN ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRAYER OVER THE INTERNET AND GETTING ON A MAILING LIST SO THAT PRAYER NEEDS ARE COMMUNICATED FROM THE FRANKLIN GRAHAM OFFICE TO INDIVIDUALS DIRECTLY OVER THE INTERNET FOR SPECIFIC REQUESTS FOR EACH DAY LEADING UP TO THE STADIUM EVENT.))
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((Nats of Prayer service)) For organizers the festival is harvest time and say they hope to reap what they've sown. They will find out when the event kicks off on Friday. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))

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A camp designed to help children deal with some difficult situations wrapped up today.
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43 campers attended Camp Treehouse, which was held at the Virginia Jaycee facility. It was a weekend of games and creative activities for children who have lost a loved one.
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((DEBBY QUICK-CONNER/CAMP TREEHOUSE COORDINATOR: SOME OF OUR FAMILIES HAVE HAD MULTIPLE LOSSES, THEY'VE HAD PRIMARY CARE GIVER LOSSES, SIBLINGS, PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, SO FORTH AND BASICALLY THE WHOLE WEEKEND IS ABOUT EXPERIENCING THAT, BUT EXPERIENCING IT WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD SIMILAR LOSSES.))
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David Spoon lost his son in an automobile accident two years ago. He and his family attended the camp last year and enjoyed it so much they came back again.
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((DAVID SPOON/CAMP TREEHOUSE CAMPER: WE COME HERE TO BE WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD SIMILAR THINGS HAPPEN TO THEM. IT'S PART OF THE HEALING PROCESS, PART OF THE GRIEVING PROCESS. WE LEARN SOMETHING EVERYTIME WE COME.))
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Camp treehouse was organized by Hospice Services at Carilion.
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We'll hear from Lee Suggs as he prepares to head to the Cleveland Browns, and Kurt Busch wins in California. We'll have more in sports.
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but before that, many Asian countries are trying to keep SARS from spreading by keeping its citizens behind locked doors.
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[SARS]


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In Asia, many countries are trying to tackle SARS, by cracking down on those at risk. Barry Peterson has the latest.
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((Across AsiaSARS continues it's deadly spread. In Taiwan, which thought it was spared the worst of SARS the first death. Authorities closed down hospitals with suspected cases among medical staff. The relative of one SARS patient - who was also quarantined - tried to escape by leaping from a 7th floor hospital window. Taiwanese arriving from infected areas now face a mandatory 10-day quarantine non-Taiwanese from those areas will not be allowed in at all. In Singapore, which already imposed stringent quarantine rules, the government passed tough laws against those who break quarantinesix months in jail, a five thousand dollar fine. Being tough won praise from one American business person.

(REUTERS/KRISTIN PAULSON/CHM. AM. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

AND WE THINK IT'S A MODEL FOR OTHER COUNTRIES DEALING WITH THIS ISSUE.
In Hong Kong, where the epidemic hit early and hard, everyone coming in now gets a temperature check at the airport and border crossings. Those leaving face the same scrutiny. In Beijingwhere a week ago authorities admitted they initially covered up the SARS epidemicthe fear is shutting down the fun.
Theatersdance halls internet cafesplaces people gather now closed to the public.
There's a run on medicineespecially traditional Chinese herbal remedies.
Across Asia, experts are divided on how much longer the epidemic will last. But for ordinary people, the only reality that matters is that SARS is still spreadingand still taking lives. Bp, cbs news, beijing))

[Tire-Scam]


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A local family-owned business says they were recently scammed out of thousands of dollars despite certain safeguards.
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The Tosh family owns this Amoco service station on Main Street in Rocky Mount. They say they were scammed out of almost 27- thousand dollars by a man named Frank Smith. Franklin County detectives say Smith bought tires from the Tosh's on credit, and then sold them off the street. The Tosh's say they ran a successful credit check on Smith, but later found out he had more than one Social Security number.
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((KRISTA TOSH: IN AN AREA WHERE THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK IS NOT VERY GOOD AT ALL, WITH THE FACTORIES CLOSING, IT MAKES US BE EVEN TIGHTER ON CREDIT. AND IT HURTS THE ACTUAL LEGITIMATE COMPANIES TRYING TO OBTAIN CREDIT.))
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Smith was recently arrested while trying to buy on credit at another business. He has been released on 10-thousand dollars bond.
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Still ahead on the newscast, a Montgomery County preacher takes to the skies to spread the word,
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and what happens when fishermen get the chance to blow off a little steam? Well, it isn't pretty, but we'll show you...in just a few minutes.
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[Rev-Roof]


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A minister took his message a little closer to the heavens today.
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No, you're not seeing things. That is the pastor of Sunnyside Pentacostal Holiness giving today's sermon on the roof of the church. Reverend Les Shelton told his parishioners if they got at least 125-people to attend church Easter Sunday, he would preach from the roof. They did, and Shelton says being a man of his word, he had no other choice but to follow through with the deal.
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((REVEREND LES SHELTON: AND I KNOW THIS MIGHT BE A LITTLE ODD TO SOME PEOPLE, BUT TO ME I DON'T CONSIDER IT ODD. I SAY SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOF TOP TELL IT WHEREVER YOU CAN AND WHEN YOU CAN. 51))
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Shelton says he was NOT nervous up on the roof, but he will return to the pulpit NEXT Sunday.
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[Cod-Relay]


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Hundreds turned out this weekend to take part in a wacky traditional festival in Maine. It's a Fisherman's Festival that may be based on fisherman's skills, but winds up just looking strange. Amy Sinclair has the story.
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And that was Amy Sinclair reporting.





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Coming up in sports, Kurt Busch becomes the first repeat winner of the Nascar season, Lee Suggs is feeling a little Brown, and a no-no from the majors, but first in tonight's extra point,
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Orlando's Charlotte Chambers is a 70 year old lady who has been playing professional football in the Independent Women's League for the past two years. Chambers is believed to be the oldest active pro player, and from the looks of this video, she doesn't back down from anybody.
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So far it's been a pretty good year for Jack Roush. One of his drivers, Matt Kenseth is in the points lead, and another, Kurt Busch became the first repeat winner of 2003 after taking the checkered flag in today's Autoclub 500 at the California Speedway.
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Arnold Schwartzenegger waved the green flag for today's race.
Pole sitter Steve Park must have thought he was in a Terminator flick after getting together with Ryan Newman on the very first lap.
Tony Stewart led 100 laps early, but blew an engine at lap 130 and was done for the day.
With just 21 laps to go, Dale Jarrett spun and hit the wall bringing out the day's 8th caution. Nine other cars were also collected in the mess.
Busch had the lead late and he held on to win for the 5th time in the last 15 races, as Bobby Labonte nipped Rusty Wallace for second.
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[S-Lee]


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It was a bit of a surprise that Lee Suggs was still around after Day One of the NFL Draft. But questions about his surgically repaired knee and a rotator cuff injury allowed the Browns to pick up a steal in the fourth round with the 115th overall pick.
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((Ever since his sandlot days Lee Suggs has dreamed of playing in the NFL. Nevermind the fact that he wasn't picked sooner in the draft. He's just thankful for the opportunity to prove himself in making a professional roster.
Lee:
The six foot, 203 pound Suggs rushed for over 2700 yards and 53 touchdowns in his collegiate career--a career that also included a torn ACL in the 2001 opener. Nearly two years later, Suggs says he's good to go.
Lee:
Lee will be surrounded by plenty of familiar faces in Cleveland. He can't wait to be reunited with former Hokie teammates Andre Davis, Ben Taylor, and Chad Beasley.
Lee:))




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Just one other Hokie was selected on the second day of the draft, linebacker Willie Pile.
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Pile was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 252nd overall selection in the seventh round. Pile finished his career with 267 tackles including 160 solo. He started 36 straight games as a Hokie. The 6-2, 206 pounder also tallied 14 interceptions during his three years as a starter. Willie Pile is headed to KC to join Dick Vermeil and the Chiefs.
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On the big league diamond this afternoon, Kevin Millwood showed the Philadelphia Phillies that he was a worthy investment, throwing the first no hitter of the Major League season.
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Millwood, acquired by Philly from Atlanta during the offseason struck out ten and walked three to record just the ninth no-hitter in team history this afternoon against the Giants.
His gem came on the first anniversary of the last no-hitter thrown in the majors by Boston's Derek Lowe against Tampa Bay.
Millwood got it done in just his sixth start as a Phillie in a 1-nothing win.
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In the NBA playoffs 2 of the top seeds in the East are now on the brink of elimination.
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The leprechauns got 21 points from Paul Pierce and that was just in the third quarter. Pierce poured in 37 for the game on ten of 21 shooting.
The Celts erased a 12 point halftime deficit. Tony Delk contributed to the cause by scoring 21 points,
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including this late three. Boston won it 102 to 92 and now lead the series 3-1. Game Five is Tuesday in Indiana.
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Tracy McGrady and the Magic now have the Pistons squarely on the ropes.
T-Mac scored 27 points and tallied 9 assists helping the Magic dump Detroit 100-92 and take a 3-1 series lead.
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Out west, Shaq scored 34 points and grabbed 23 boards for the Lakers who knocked off the T-Wolves 102-97 tying their best of seven at 2 games each.
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We finish up on the links where Fred Couples won the Shell Houston Open in the same town where he went to college.

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The former Houston University Cougar shot his second straight 5-under round of 67 to win this afternoon. Couples who hadn't won on the Tour in the past five years birdied four of the last five holes to finish at 21-under par for the tournament claiming a four shot win. (------------)