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Coming up on News 7-
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A Virginia hotel is shutdown after dozens of guests become ill.
A new study could change the way doctors treat congestive heart failure.
And a suspect in custody --breaks loose and kills three police officers in Alabama.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]

News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]

Three police officers in Alabama are killed when a suspect in custody escapes.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton, in for Teresa Hamilton.

[Police-Killed]


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The suspect accused of shooting and killing three police officers in a gun battle is back in custody.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fayette, AL ]

Police in Fayette, Alabama say they were booking 18-year-old, Devan Moore on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle early this morning when he allegedly grabbed an officer's gun and began firing. Moore killed two officers and one dispatcher before escaping in a police cruiser. He was caught just across the state line in Lowndes County Mississippi three and a half hours later.
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[IN Q=WE WERE NOTIFIED ]

((BUTCH HOWARD/SHERIFF LOWNDES COUNTY-WE WERE NOTIFIED THAT THE SUSPECT WAS IN A FIELD BEHIND A HOUSE AND THE SUSPECT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT ANY RESISTANCE WHAT SO EVER))
[SUPER=01-Butch Howard/Lowndes Co. Sheriff ]
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[OUT Q=WHAT SO EVER]
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[VO-NAT]

Police say Moore had been in handcuffs when he was brought in to the station, but they were taken off so that he could be fingerprinted. Moore's father say's his son has a history of troubles, including car theft and drug abuse.
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[Kabul-Blast]


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In Iraq, another deadly attack on U-S troops. An American soldier was killed and four others wounded when gunmen opened fire on them today near Tikrit (tih-KREET'). At least seven U-S soldiers have been killed in attacks in Iraq over the past two weeks. Military officials say the attackers used small arms and rocket-propelled grenades.
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Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, German officials say Al-Qaida may be responsible for a deadly explosion today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kabul, Afghanistan]

A suspected suicide bomber driving a taxi packed with explosives rammed a bus carrying German peacekeepers, killing four of them and wounding at least 29 others. This is the first attack on the International Security Assistance force. Rescue workers extracted victims from the mangled bus and a helicopter landed nearby to transfer the wounded to a hospital. The incident is the latest in a string of attacks aimed at U-S led coalition forces and peacekeepers.
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[LA-Plane]


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Two more bodies have now been recovered from the wreckage of small plane crash in Los Angeles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]


The plane crashed into an apartment building Friday killing four people and injuring several others.
An F-A-A spokesman says the plane apparently took off from Santa Monica airport, which is about 10 miles away from the crash. Authorities are still searching for clues as to the cause but at this point they believe the crash was an accident.
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[Train-Derail]


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A train carrying liquid butane derailed in Botetourt County last night, but none of the cars were believed to have spilled their loads. A C-S-X spokesman says five of the train's 62 cars derailed near the town of Eagle Rock around 9 p-m. State police were on the scene to make sure none of the cars carrying liquid butane had spilled. No one was injured. There were only three homes near the wreck and they were NOT evacuated. C-S-X officials have NOT released a cause for the derailment.


[Pigg-River]


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Today's rain didn't wash out events in Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Despite the wet weather and all the mud, Rocky Mount was the place to be for the second annual Pigg River Ramble.


Participants big and small braved the rain for the ramble's most popular event, a seven-mile canoe race down the Pigg River.
For those already expecting to get wet, the rain was a welcome visitor.
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[SOT 18:08:11]
[IN Q=As a matter of fact]

((ROBIN CLAYTOR/PARTICIPANT: AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE RAIN WILL MAKE IT INTERESTING. IT'LL RAISE THE WATER. THE PADDLING WILL BE A LOT OF FUN.))
[SUPER=01-Robin Claytor/Participant]
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[OUT Q=a lot of fun.]
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[VO-NAT]


While the canoe race was what drew most of the crowd, others were just as excited about the day's other festivities.
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[SOT 18:10:52]
[IN Q=The best thing about]
[SUPER=01-Ashley Hodges/Participant]

((ASHLEY HODGES/PARTICIPANT: THE BEST THING ABOUT IT THOUGH IS IS BAR-B-Q AT THE END. AND THE BLUEGRASS. YOU KNOW HOW WE DO THINGS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY.))
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[OUT Q=things in Franklin County.]
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[VO-NAT]


The event was open to people of all ages and each participant received a free t-shirt to remember their day on the river.
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[VW-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Despite today's rain, camp grounds at Natural Bridge attracted people from as far north as Ohio and as far south as South Carolina. And as Jennifer Wishon reports, mother nature doesn't stand in their way of driving their buses and having a good time.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They drive buses, but]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ray Hunter/VW Bus Owner; :11]
[SUPER=01-Maurice Dettman/VW Bus Owner; :24]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :37]
[SUPER=01-John Duerr/VW Bus Owner; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Dave Wood/Natural Bus Organizer; 1:39]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Natural Bridge]

((They drive buses, but not the kind you may be thinking. More than 50- Volkswagon Buses have pulled in to the Yogi Bear Jellystone Camping Resort for the second annual Natural bus.
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[SOT 5:03:56:11]
[IN Q=Everybody's bus is cool]

((RAY HUNTER/VW BUS OWNER: EVERYBODY'S BUS IS COOL IN DIFFERENT WAYS AND SO IT'S NEAT TO GET TOGETHER AND EVERYBODY GETS ALONG AND KINDA PITCHES IN. IT'S JUST LIKE ONE BIG FAMILY CAMPING.))
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[OUT Q=big family camping]

It's a big family that can't stop talking about their Volkswagon hobby.
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[SOT 5:00:45:00]
[IN Q=The only problem]

((MAURICE DETTMAN/YOGI BEAR JELLYSTONE CAMPING RESORT OWNER: THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE IS IF I ASK THEM BOY THAT'S A NICE LOOKING BUS I'LL GET STUCK THERE FOR 45 MINUTES ADDING TO IT AND I GOT OTHER THINGS TO DO BUT WE JUST LOVE TO TALK TO THEM.))
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[OUT Q=talk to them ]
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[SOT 05:24:42]
[IN Q=Volkswagon bus enthusiasts]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: VOLKSWAGON BUS ENTHUSIASTS AT THIS EVENT OFTEN RUN INTO EACH OTHER AT OTHER EVENTS UP AND DOWN THE EAST COAST AND WHILE THEY DON'T ALWAYS REMEMBER EACH OTHER BY FACE THEY DO RECOGNIZE EACH OTHER BY BUS.))
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[OUT Q=other by bus]
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[IN Q=Her name is]

((RAY HUNTER/VW BUS OWNER: HER NAME IS ROSIE AND NAMED HER AFTER MY GRANDMOTHER AND SHE WAS KINDA A TOUGH OLD BIRD AND SO IS THE BUS. LAUGHTER.))
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[OUT Q=the bus... laughter]

Ray Hunter and his wife Shirley of Roanoke own one of the oldest buses at the event. They bought their 1961 model from a Salem family. A few campsites away a Woodbridge native sported a 2003 Eurovan. But no matter what the model, all of the buses have a common ancestor.
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[SOT 5:12:06:09]
[IN Q=There's a certain]

((JOHN DUERR/VW BUS OWNER: THERE'S A CERTAIN CAMARADERIE THAT DEVELOPS AMONG PEOPLE THAT HAVE THE SAME KIND OF INTEREST IN VEHICLES THAT BASICALLY ALL STARTED WITH THE HUMBLE BEETLE.))
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[OUT Q=the humble beetle]

((NATS OF MOTOR RUNNING)) This motor is a special part of the weekend. It was donated and then cleaned up and painted. For VW-Bus enthusiast it's a sweet prize that organizers hope will draw a lot of money for the Ronald McDonald house in Roanoke. Organizers say the goal is to have fun while helping a worthy charity.
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[SOT 05:20:44:05]
[IN Q=It's almose like a]

((DAVE WOOD/NATURAL BUS ORGANIZER: IT'S ALMOST LIKE A WAY OF LIFE. YOU THINK ABOUT THAT 60'S, 70'S HIPPIE TYPE OF THING AND THAT WHOLE TYPE OF CULTURE, WELL THIS IS TAKING SOME OF THE BEST PARTS OF THAT AND PUTTING SOME OF THAT CAMARADERIE AND COMPANIONSHIP AND FAMILY ALL TOGETHER AND ENJOYING IT.))
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[OUT Q=and enjoying it]

And a chance for enthusiasts to pull out their old tye-dyed tees. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Natural Bridge.))

[Reserves-Family]


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Many local Army reservists are still away serving their country so their families back home are pulling together.

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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

More than a hundred reservists from southwest Virginia are stationed at Fort Eustis (YOU-STIS). Today, their families came together at the Army Reserve Center in Salem for fun and to support one another.
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[IN Q=We have a group]

((SGT. KIM SHEPPARD/FAMILY READINESS LIAISON: WE HAVE A GROUP OF ALL OF OUR MEMBERS, ALL OF OUR SPOUSES, ALL OF OUR DEPENDENTS OF OUR SOLDIERS THAT ARE DEPLOYED. WE TRY TO GET TOGETHER ONCE A MONTH WITH SOME TYPE OF ACTIVITY, WHETHER IT'S A FUNDRAISER OR SOME TYPE OF SOCIAL EVENT LIKE THIS. IT'S FUN FOR THE KIDS SO THAT EVERYONE CAN GET TOGETHER AND JUST SUPPORT EACH OTHER AND KNOW THEY'RE NOT THE ONLY ONES OUT THERE.))
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The support group is especially important for Ammie Midgett and her sister.
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[IN Q=I have a little]

((AMMIE MIDGETT: I HAVE A LITTLE SISTER, SHE'S SIX AND SHE DOESN'T REALLY UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE WAR AND SO SHE JUST THINKS HE'S JUST GONE BECAUSE HE'S GONE.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Midgett;]
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[OUT Q=because he's gone]
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[VO-NAT]

After playing on the moon walk kids cooled down with an ice- cream sundae. The event was sponsored by AXA Advisors.
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Still ahead on the newscast, a new procedure promises to help heart patients recover without surgery,
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and dozens of people are ill after staying in a hotel in Northern Virginia, and a flu-like virus is blamed. We'll have details when we return.
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[Heart-Muscles]


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A new surgical procedure could give patients with severely damaged hearts a new lease on life.
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[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH]

Seventy-one year old Charles Emrick is the first person to take part in the new study. Doctors are testing whether injections of muscle cells into the heart can increase its pumping power.
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[IN Q=I HOPE IT HELPS ]

((CHARLES EMRICK/HEART PATIENT-I HOPE IT HELPS EVERYBODY THAT HAS THE SAME PROBLEM AND I HOPE THAT I GET 25- 30 MORE YEARS))
[SUPER=01-Charles Emrick/Heart Patient]
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[OUT Q=MORE YEARS]
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Emrick had bypass surgery 22 years ago, but his heart was so damaged, it wasn't pumping enough blood. The doctors performing the operation implanted stem cells that had been taken from Emrick's leg into his heart.
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[IN Q=POTENTIAL APPLICATION ]

((DR. DEAN KEREIAKES/OHIO HEART HEALTH CENTER-POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF THESE TECHNOLOGIES TO THE TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dean Kereiakes/Ohio Heart Health Center ]
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[OUT Q=HEART FAILURE]
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Emrick's wife, Dorothy says the operation has already had an effect on her husband and that he looks wonderful now. The newly implanted cells are expected to grow into new heart tissue in about 12 weeks.
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[Hotel-Illness]


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A Virginia hotel is shutdown after dozens of guests become ill.
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Health officials say about 60 guests staying at the Hyatt Hotel in Herndon, near Dulles International Airport, appear to have come down with the norovirus.
This is the same virus blamed for outbreaks on several cruise ships last year.
The virus causes nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea, and usually lasts 12 to 60 hours.
The Hotel has been disinfected. No word yet if it has been reopened.
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[M'ville-Deer]


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The Martinsville city counil has decided to let archers hunt deer within city limits. Limited hunting had been allowed, but was prohibited within one hundred feet of homes, which some council members said made the urban archery season useless because homes are so close together. The special hunting season will run from October to March.


[Biz-Review]


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A Roanoke hotel comes crashing down, and a furniture maker expands its business News 7's Rachel Cannon has those stories and more in this week's Business Review.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :06]
[SUPER=01-Mike Buskirk/Weiman General Manager; :26]
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(( [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC1:46:16]

Sleek, contemporary and made in Christiansburg. Basset Furniture's Weiman division in the NRV is expanding its presence in contemporary upholstery by purchasing a competitor's line. The additional work creates 10-jobs and increases hours for current employees.
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[SOT 21:19:16]
[IN Q=right now]

((MIKE BUSKIRK/WEIMAN GENERAL MANAGER; RIGHT NOW WE'RE ONLY WORKING FOUR DAYS A WEEK SO THIS WILL ALLOW US TO WORK A FIFTH DAY WHICH THAT WILL BE A 25-PERCENT INCREASE IN OUR PRODUCTION RIGHT OFF THE BAT. ))
[OUT Q=THE BAT]

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The quest for fair airfares in Roanoke is going sky high. Officials say 70-regional businesses have made travel pledges to help attract a low-fare carrier to the Roanoke Regional. The campaign has raised more than three quarter's of its goal which is 2-million dollars. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=DON'T KNOW AT TIME OF WRITING, THE STORY (vo) RAN FRIDAY AT 6.]

Demolition means expansion for Magic City Ford. The dealer is tearing down a motel on the corner of Williamson and Orange Avenue to make way for a new showroom and sales office. The construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year. For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))

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Sill to come on the newscast, the Avalanche and Hillcats lock horns in Salem,
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and Funny Cide had a chance for history in the Belmont today, but Empire Maker walks away with the show. We'll have highlights in sports.
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[Commercial]

[Monty-Courthouse]


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The courthouse in Montgomery County may have a few additions on the way.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

The courthouse was built in 1977, but officials say since then, the caseload has increased from about 3-thousand to 47-thousand a year. But officials say the need for more space isn't the only concern they hope to address.
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[IN Q=and those other]

((BOBBY PARKER/COUNTY SPOKESPERSON: AND THOSE OTHER THINGS ARE ACCESSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, YOU KNOW THAT WAS NOT THE ISSUE THAT IT WAS 25, 26 YEARS AGO. SO WE HAVE NEW CONSIDERATIONS NOW AND NEW NEEDS TO BE MET IN THAT REGARD.))
[SUPER=01-Bobby Parker/Montgomery Co. Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=in that regard.]
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The county says it hopes to add six additional courtrooms, improve security and upgrade the heating and air systems.
Officials say the project could cost the county anywhere from 10 to 14-million dollars, and could begin as early as next year.
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[Chateau-Morrisette]


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Virginia Winemaking in enjoying a record number of vineyards, and just a taste will show they have come a long way. Shannon Young gives us a tour of the Chateau Morrisette in this week's Time Off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It isn't often that Dan Tallman gets tanked.]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Tallman/Wine Maker; :06]
[SUPER=01-Richard Perry/Executive Chef; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-David Morrisette/Owner; 1:19]
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((It isn't often that Dan Tallman gets tanked.
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[IN Q=If this were full this would be...]

((DAN TALLMAN/WINE MAKER, CHATEAU MORRISETTE: IF THIS WERE FULL THIS WOULD BE ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND CASES OF WINE.)) [RUNS:07] [OUT Qabout five thousand cases of wine.] The wine maker at Chateau Morrisette does everything from handing out samples to moving barrels. But his most important challenge is mixing a memorable wine.
[SOT 2:13:22-2:13:36]
[IN Q= What we're trying to do...]

((TALLMAN: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS GET A WINE THAT'S NOT OBVIOUS, IT'S PLEASANT TO DRINK BUT NOT OVERPOWERING IN OAK OR ACID OR THE FRUIT FLAVORS AREN'T THAT OBVIOUS.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=flavors aren't that obvious.]

Tallman may be striving for subtlety in his product but there's nothing inconspicuous about the production facility. The 32-thousand square foot building is the largest in the country to feature a frame made of salvaged timber. And the view is as grand as that from the the restaurant nearby. [NATS FROM THE KITCHEN] [RUNS:02] Executive Chef Richard Perry is new to the Chateau. He says the land overwhich the winery looks is good for growing a lot more than an appreciation for the Virginia landscape.
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[IN Q=Morrell mushrooms, for instance...]

((RICHARD PERRY/EXECUTIVE CHEF, CHATEAU MORRISETTE: MORRELL MUSHROOMS, FOR INSTANCE, THE SHITAKES THEY BRING IN ARE PHENOMENAL, THE ASPARAGUS, CHERRIES STARTED COMING IN LAST WEEK.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=cherries started coming in last week.]
[SOT 2:04:41-2:04:46]
[IN Q=Our job is to educate...]

((DAVID MORRISETTE/OWNER, CHATEAU MORRISETTE: OUR JOB IS TO EDUCATE THE CONSUMER ABOUT WINE AND FOOD AND MARRY THEM ALL TOGETHER.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=and marry them all together.]

Owner David Morrisette says his job is making wine more approachable and the prospect of a wine list less intimidating.
[SOT 2:05:34-2:05:49]
[IN Q=People should experiment with wines...]

((MORRISETTE: PEOPLE SHOULD EXPERIMENT WITH WINES, FIND WINES THEY LIKE. YOU ALWAYS HEAR RED WINES GO WITH MEAT, WHITE WINES GO WITH FISH. WE JUST THROW THAT THEORY OUT COMPLETELY. WHATEVER WINES YOU LIKE WITH THAT TYPE OF FOOD, THAT MEANS IT'S OKAY.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=that means it's okay.]

But you'll never know unless you try. Which is why Chateau Morrisette offers wine tasting seven days a week. With 13-varieties to choose from, chances are good you'll find at least one sip to savor.
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[IN Q=Mmmmm, it is good...]

((CUSTOMER: MMMMMM, IT IS GOOD. DELICIOUS.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=is good, delicious.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Patrick County.))
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[TAKE WDBJ7.COM FS] And for more information and directions to Chateau Morrisette, you can go to our web site at wdbj7-dot-com, and click on the News 7 Weekend mornings icon.
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[S-Belmont]


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For the ninth time since Affirmed won the Triple Crown in 1978, a horse has won the first two legs only to come up short in the Belmont Stakes. Funny Cide finished third today at his home track, behind Empire Maker and Ten Most Wanted. Here's a listen to the stretch run at the muddy Belmont track.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Belmont, NY/NBC Sports; :00]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=135th Belmont Stakes."]
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[S-Busch]


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[WRITER=twe]
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The Nascar Busch Series raced under the lights just down the road from the Grand Ole Opry tonight in Trace Atkins Chrome 300 for all the country music fans out there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/FX; :00]


Early on, Ron Hornaday and Brian Vickers find out about the chrome bumper. The two get together bringing out the caution.
There was more of that later on as Brad Teague and Joe Buford get together right in front of the leaders.
Scott Riggs survived all the mess to post the win, taking over the Busch Series points lead in the process.
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[S-Avs]


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The Avalanche squared off with Lynchburg tonight in Salem. The Avs stood in against right hander Bryan Bullington, the top pick in last year's Major League Draft in the first game of a doubleheader.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs. Avalanche; :00]


Wandy Rodriguez countered tonight on the hill for the Avalanche.
In the top of the first, Lynchburg had runners on the corners for Chris Shelton who goes back up the middle for a base knock. Nate McClouth scored to put the Hillcats on top 1-nothing.
In the bottom of the inning, Salem's Trevor Mote lines a single to left center plating Brandon Carrway tying the game at 1.
[SUPER=37-Lynchburg/2/Salem/5/;]


In the second, Carraway singles to shallow left and Hector Gimmenez comes across to make it 3-1 Salem, who went on to win game one 5 to 2. In Game 2, bounced back to win 9 to 4.
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[S-Baseball]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Fox Sports; :00]


In the big leagues, there was a scary moment in the fourth inning of the Cubs-Yankees contest when the Cubs Kerry Wood collided with first baseman Hee Sop Choi. Choi's head struck the dirt hard and he lay motionless for several minutes before being taken to a hospital by ambulance, where he was conscious, in fair condition with a concussion.
Roger Clemens was strong thru 6 and a third innings striking out 5 and allowing just three hits. He left with a 1-nothing lead thanks to a homer from Hideki Matsui.
[SUPER=35-New York/2/Chicago/5/;]

But the bullpen let him down again. Reliever Juan Acevedo watched Eric Karros rip his very first delivery out of the park for a three run homer and the Cubbies went on to win it 5 to 2. Clemens is still looking for win number 300.
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[S-VHSL]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-143 1:33:45]
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Mother Nature had its way with the VHSL spring jubilee state championships postponing all of the games until tomorrow except for tennis which went inside today. Steve Mason braved the elements and has the soggy details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :06]
[SUPER=01-John Patterson/Galax Boy's Tennis Coach; :14]
[SUPER=01-Ron Downs/Spring Jubilee Site Coordinator; :44]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Sisson/VHSL Co-Athletic Director; :57]
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[SUPER=01-Josh Jones/Salem Girl's Soccer Coach; 1:24]
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There will be a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Mighty Ducks exploded for five goals tonight, including three in the opening period to beat the New Jersey Devils and send the series back to the East Coast tied at 3 games each.

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Anaheim's Paul Kariya takes a licking and just keeps on ticking. Kariya gets leveled by Scott Stevens, but he comes back to rifle this laser past Martin Brodeur giving the Ducks a 4-1 lead. Anaheim won it 5 to 2,
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so it all comes down to Game 7 Monday night in New Jersey.
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We finish up on the links where both the PGA's Capital Open and the LPGA Championship were washed out today by rain.
The Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame tournament went on though through the wet stuff. Virginia Tech golfer Scott Wise fired a 67 today at Countryside to take a one shot lead over Scott Griffin of Botetourt. Tomorrow's final round will be played at Hidden Valley. The ladies did not play in the rain today and will now play 36 on Sunday--18 at Hidden Val ley and 18 at Countryside.