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Coming up on News 7-
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An explosion aboard a cruise ship kills several people. A Roanoke County man recalls what happened.
A mother puts her child instead clothes through the wash cycle at a laundry mat.
And a special tribute is added to the D-Day Memorial in honor of fallen heroes.
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Plus --we'll have your Memorial Day Forecast. News 7 is next.

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((THE ENTIRE ROOM, EVERYTHING, IT JUST GAVE GREAT BIG HEAVE))
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A local man recalls an explosion aboard a cruise ship this morning in Miami.
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton, in for Teresa Hamilton.

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Authorities say at least four crew members were killed and dozens injured in the explosion and fire aboard a Norwegian Cruise liner.
One of WDBJ's employees was on the ship at the time. Joel Sink spoke to us by phone today and gives this recount of what happened.
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(( The Norway had just returned from sea and had docked in Miami --when there was an explosion at about 6 a-m.
Joel Sink says he was awake at the time and knew something very serious had gone wrong.
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((THERE WAS A TREMENDOUS SHRUDDER THAT WENT THROUGH THE ENTIRE SHIP. IT WAS LIKE NOTHING THAT I HAD EVER FELT AND I'VE BEEN ON SEVERAL CRUISES. AND WITHIN 30 SECONDS ALL THE LIGHTS WENT OUT)).
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Sink says he had to climb the stairs in the dark to reach the deck --because the elevators were not working. He says that's when first found out what had happened, that there had been an explosion and fire in the boiler room.
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((IT IS AN OLDER SHIP IT'S PROBABLY MORE PRONE TO PROBLEMS LIKE THAT THAN THE NEWER SHIPS. BUT THERE WAS NEVER A SPECULATION THAT IT WAS ANYTHING OTHER THAN PURELY AN ACCIDENT))
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Sink says once the fire was under control they were let off the ship. None of the more than 21-hundred passengers on board was injured.
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(( I DON'T KNOW THAT I WOULD BE SCARED TO GET ON ANOTHER CRUISE. I FEEL THAT THE CREW HANDLED IT VERY WELL. I FELT EVERYTHING THEY DID THEY CERTAINLY PUT THE GUEST INTEREST FIRST AND MADE SURE THAT WE WERE SAFE ))
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He says his main concern now is that he will get his luggage back.))
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Authorities say the explosion was likely caused by a steam leak. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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A confrontation led to gunfire in the parking lot of a Roanoke restaurant, leaving two men hospitalized.
It happened outside the International House of Pancakes near Valley View Mall at about 3 o'clock Saturday morning.

Police say a group of men argued in the parking lot and then shots were fired.
One man was shot in the chest; another in the leg. Police say their injuries are not life-threatening.
The shooting is under investigation -- no charges have been filed yet.

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The first stage of a Memorial Wall bearing the names of those who died during a World War Two invasion will be unveiled at the D-Day Memorial tomorrow.
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The wall will eventually bear the names of the more than 45- hundred allied troops killed on D-Day. Tomorrow's ceremony will dedicate 64 bronze plaques that contain more than 12- hundred of those names. Nineteen Bedford residents were killed on D-Day. The dedication takes place at 11 A-M and admission is free, but reserved seating is available for a five- dollar charge.
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A Botetourt County congregation gathered to remember the fallen heroes of two communities today. Jennifer Wishon has more on how the message hit close to home.
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((I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG)) The mission for the congregation of Colonial Baptist Church was to honor the men and women who've served America during times of war.
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((HARRY GUILLIAMS/VETERAN: ABOUT THIS TIME 60 YEARS AGO I WAS FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE.))
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The Honor Guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12-64 presented the colors while church musicians played a medley of patriotic songs. But the most touching part of the service was a presentation of names. ((Nats of Music with video of names.)) The names of all 638 people from Roanoke City and Roanoke County who've died in the line of fire were presented. ((Nats of Woman standing to say name of troop remembered.)) Afterwards members of the congregation verbally remembered those they knew or were related to. Pastor Bradley Griese says it's important to keep the service local.
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((BRADLEY GRIESE/COLONIAL BAPTIST CHURCH PASTOR: THE BIBLE SAYS WE NEED TO GIVE HONOR WHERE HONOR IS DUE AND WE GIVE HONOR TO THOSE WE KNOW THE BEST AND SO WE CENTER ON THE LOCAL AREA WHERE PEOPLE KNOW THE FAMILIES AND THOSE WHO DIED.))


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One veteran hopes the congregation took an important message away from the service.
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((JAMES VANDYKE/VETERAN: FREEDOM DOES NOT COME WITHOUT SACRIFICE AND THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE THAT HAVE COME ON THE SCENE AND PASSED AWAY FOR OUR BENEFITS THAT THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.))
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But political freedom wasn't the only thing the congregation gave thanks for.
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((BRADLEY GRIESE/PASTOR: I BELIEVE THAT AS A CHURCH THE REASON WHY WE'RE HERE IS BECAUSE IN FREEDOM IS FOR THESE THAT HAVE FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY AND WE HAVE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BECAUSE OF THESE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES.))
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((NATS OF MUSIC)) Sunday's sermon dealt with situations in which God allows and supports war. Griese says he hopes America continues to avenge itself as long as there are threats against it's freedom. Jennifer Wishon, News 7 Botetourt.))


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30-thousand bikers roared into the nation's capitol for Memorial Day weekend.
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It's all a part of the 16th annual Rolling Thunder tradition. Today, bikers joined the "Ride for Freedom" to pay tribute to soldiers missing in action or prisoners of war. The ride starts at the Pentagon, riders will cross Memorial Bridge, circle the National Mall and ends with a rally near the Lincoln Memorial. Organizers of the rally say they are also pushing for health care for veterans. The president of Rolling Thunder says people should be remembering veterans who died, not heading to the beach.
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[Washer-Kid]


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A California woman is under arrest for locking her infant in a washing machine.
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The girl had to be rescued from a locked, running washer at this coin laundromat.
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((SGT JOE WALTMAN/POMONA PD-THE WASHING MACHINE WAS IN THE WASH CYCLE. THE WASHING MACHINE HAD FILLED UP AND THE TWO YEAR OLD GIRL WAS TRAPPED INSIDE.)) ((CAPT. DAN RAMIREZ/LA COUNTY FIRE DEPT.-THE GIRL WAS WET AND SHE WAS UNCONSCIOUS AT THE TIME. SHE HAD BLOOD COMING OUT OF HER NOSE AND MOUTH AND SHE APPEARED TO BE IN A VERY SERIOUS CONDITION))
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35-year old, Erma Osborne was arrested for child endangerment after the surveillance tape allegedly showed her putting the child in a machine and turning it on. The machine was in agitation phase and the girl was submerged when the police arrived. The washer door locks into place until the wash cycle is complete, so police had to break the door to rescue her. The girl was taken to the hospital in serious condition and is expected to survive.
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[Pot-Hijack]


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It sounds like something out of a movie, but investigators say it really happened.
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Massachusetts state police say three masked men tried to hijack this truck. One man even jumped from the white van the men were driving onto the truck. He grappled with the driver, trying to take control, causing the truck to veer off the road and crash. The big suprise came when police found 800 pounds of marijuana on board the truck... the possible motive for hijacking. All three attempted hijackers escaped and the crew of the big-rig is in police custody.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, we'll take you to a museum that is dedicated to the crude,
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and it's home to the nation's gold reserves, but Fort Knox is also home to some unique military treasures as well.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Yellow Jackets are the kings of ACC baseball. We'll go racing in Indy and in Charlotte where Mother Nature just couldn't leave well enough alone. Plus, the Colonial has a Perry good ending, even without Annika. All that and more on the way in sports.))[Festival-Par

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Some of Roanoke's smallest stars shined bright today at Festival in the Park.
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Children's Karaoke took center stage as kids came out to prove not only can they hold a tune --but some even know the latest dance moves.
This is the 34th annual Festival in the Park, it runs until June 1st. And if you missed the kids today -- you can still catch the adults tomorrow. Adult Karaoke will take place from noon until 5 pm at the Gazebo.
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[Grosology]


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The impolite science of the human body has come to Roanoke.
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((HERE IS COMES, THE BIG ONE... BURP.))
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Grossology is the name of a traveling exhibit at the Science Museum of Western Virginia. It's designed to teach children about the way their body functions.
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((HUNTER GRAHAM: IT'S ACTUALLY NOT YOUR STOMACH THAT MAKES YOU THROW UP. IT'S YOUR MEDULA OBLANGATA IN YOUR HEAD.))
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Did you know the skin of an average adult weighs seven pounds? Or that normal breathing sucks air into the nose at four miles- per- hour. Those are some of the facts displayed at the exhibit. But the favorite attraction of one visitor was more active.
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((CASEY GRAHAM: PROBABLY THE BURPING WHERE YOU TURN THE KNOB AND IT COMES UP AND BURPS.))
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The exhibit will be at the museum until September first.
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[Feedback]


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Our coverage of what rights the government has to look into who reads what in libraries and bookstores drew viewer mail this week.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with Feedback.
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((A provision of the Patriot Act allows federal investigators in certain circumstances to delve into library and bookstore records, without notifying patrons.
Many librarians and civil liberties groups are hoping to change the law, but a viewer from Bassett (W.M. Farley, Jr.) defends it.
"NOWHERE in that section, by any stretch of the imagination, is the power to simply waltz into a library and conduct a "fishing expedition" granted to any law enforcement agency. The act grants power only to persons of designated positions in the FBI to obtain court orders for the release of records (and the word library is never mentioned). ..It's apparent that in preparing the piece you only spoke to library professionals and ACLU-types, both of whom are running around willy-nilly attempting to strike fear into the hearts of library patrons...Please research this and present the facts as they exist in another story, so as not to create undue opposition to the Patriot Act, which can be a great tool in the quest for our national security."
If you have any complaints or praise about the way we handle issues of public interest and concern, please let us know.
You may write to us at News-7, PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
You may send a fax, to 540-343-7269.
Or send an email to news@wdbj7.com.
Please be sure to include your name and hometown.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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Imagine Snoop Dogg and George Bush discussing politics over a round of golf. It happened --but you can't believe your eyes at the Celebrity impersonators challenge.
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and Bob Hope is about to celebrate the century mark. He got an early birthday present from some of the troops he's entertained for years.
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[Fort-Knox]


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Fort Knox, Kentucky is best known for housing the nation's supply of gold bouillon. But, there's more to the Army post than that. Louis Lee shows us, the Patton Museum is a treasure for history buffs.
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((It may be the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, but the facility goes far beyond the colorful namesake's contributions to warfare. JARDIM: "We have 8,000 - 9,000 pieces in the collection ... only 200 of them are tanks and cannon and armored cars, so that leaves a heck of a lot of other smaller items." REPORTER: The museum covers the entire history of mobile armored battle. Beginning 35-hundred years back, the displays depict advancements in armed conflict from chariots and breast plates to Leonardo DaVinci's design for an armored vehicle, to some of the earliest tanks. Which brings us to the more impressive exhibits. FIXLER: "It hadn't run in fifteen years ... it was on display in the Patton Museum, and we cleaned out the fuel cells, and fixed up the carburetor and got it working a couple of weekends ago." Major Fixler is talking about a fully restored, World War two vintage Sherman tank. It's one of dozens of pieces in the collection that still run, thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteer mechanics ... who happen to love test driving the merchandise, as they will this weekend during a special event at Fort Knox. FIXLER: "They'll be running on Saturday and Sunday two Shermans, at least two Shermans, and we've got a German Hitzer anti-tank vehicle that'll be running also. So we will be having some mock battles on those days." And still, the museum is just as proud of the smaller, quieter exhibits. JARDIM: "The piece that's most evocative to me is Patton's single-action Army Colt revolver. The one that he bought in 1916 and shot two Mexican bandits in a gunfight in the chase for Pancho Villa with. We have that pistol. It has the two notches cut into it, in the handle, where Patton had carved them for the two men that he'd shot. The only two men he ever killed in battle." dmission to the museum is free, and it's open year 'round. At Fort Knox, Kentucky, Louis Lee for CBS News.))


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A week long party started today for the man who kept American troops laughing from World War One to the first Gulf War.
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The legendary entertainer Bob Hope, celebrates his one-hundredth birthday on Thursday.
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((MINISKIRTS ARE BIGGER THAN EVER, EVEN SOME OF THE FELLAS ARE WEARIN' 'EM. DON'T LAUGH, IF YOU'D THOUGHT OF IT YOU WOULDN'T BE HERE. LAUGHTER.))
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One hundred active duty military and veterans gathered in New York today to recognize his life and career. Celebrations are taking place across the country this week. The Los Angeles County board of Supervisors will proclaim Bob Hope the "Citizen of the Century" and there will be a dedication of "Bob Hope Square" in Hollywood.
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((STEALTH BOMBER THAT'S A BIG DEAL, FLIES IN UNDETECTED BOMBS THEN FLIES AWAY. HELL I BEEN DOIN' THAT ALL MY LIFE. LAUGHTER.))
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[Impersonator]


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Celebrity golf is nothing new. This version looks the same, but is very different.
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Hundreds of celebrity look-a-likes gathered in Las Vegas today for the Celebrity Impersonator World Putting Championships. It's the third annual Impersonators Convention. Tiger Woods, Snoop Dogg, Ozzie Osbourne, and even the president showed up. The convention includes vendor booths, photographers, a talent show, and various speakers talking about the entertainment industry.
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The ACC Baseball Tournament didn't lack for drama all week long. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have the market on drama cornered after scoring 6 runs in the ninth to eliminate Florida State and then coming back tonight to beat NC State in the final which went 10 innings.
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The Jackets might need some sleep tonight after winning three games today en route to the title.
It was 1-nothing Tech before State got this sac fly off the bat of David Hicks scoring Chad Orvella to make it a 1-all game in the 5th.
But Tech got three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-1 lead. Clifton Remole cranks this shot to the deepest part of the park and off the base of the wall. Matt Murton races home with another run.
NC State rallied to tie the game at 5 with two runs in the ninth, sending the game to extras. In the tenth,
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Eric Patterson, the brother of the Cubs Corey Patterson delivered this RBI single back up the middle giving Georgia Tech the ACC crown 6 to 5.
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The Coke 600 was supposed to be the longest race of the Nascar season, but Mother Nature had other ideas tonight just outside of Charlotte.
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This is the kind of season its been for Ricky Rudd and the Wood Brothers. Rudd locks up the brakes trying to get to pit road, and instead goes on a wet spin o rama thru the infield.
A little later, it's Steve Park in a new car, but with the same results. Park loses control and spins out bringing out one of 8 caution flags in the shortened race.
Rain drops eventually put an end to the 600 after just 414 miles. Jimmie Johnson, who won the Winston last week, becomes the 5th driver to follow that up with a win in the Coke 600.
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[SUPER=0106-16. Greg Biffle//17. Robby Gordon//18. Jeff Burton//19. Jeff Green//20. Mike Skinner//;]
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Gil de Ferran continued Team Penske's domination of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing this afternoon in the Indy 500, edging teammate Helio Castroneves who was gunning for his third straight Indy 500 win.
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Robby Gordon did the Indy/Charlotte double for the fourth time this afternoon.
Sara Fisher's day came to a quick end just 15 laps in as she wrecked due to engine trouble. Fortunately she was o-k, but finished in 31st position.
Michael Andretti also retired from his last Indy 500 early with engine failure. Andretti went oh for 14 in the race for his career.
Gordon was also a victim of mechanical problems finishing 22nd.
Dan Wheldon took the wild ride of the day getting airborne down the back stretch. Wheldon was able to walk away with no serious injuries.
The day belonged to de Ferran who had to hold off Castroneves to take the checkered flag by just three tenths of a second.
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Like it or not, television has played a major role in the ACC expansion talks. With that said, Tech football coach Frank Beamer likes the Hokies chances of landing on their feet, because Tech has played the TV game extremely well.
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[S-Mavs]


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We finish up on the NBA hardwood in Dallas where the Spurs hoped to take a 3-1 series lead over the Mavs in the Western Conference finals.
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Dirk Nowitzki was forced to watch with that bum knee, but Steve Nash, the Canadian with the flopsy mopsy hair did his part to pick up the slack by knocking down the three to give the Mavs an early 7 point lead.
But check out Manu Ginobli take the feed from Tim Duncan and throw it down along the baseline. (------------) The Spurs held on late to win it by a final of 102 to 95.