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Coming up on News 7-
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A deadly outcome tonight in the hunt for suspected terrorists.
Bullys become the target for change at a local school.
Hundreds put their skills to the test in Salem
And the Roanoke Express try to slide into the playoffs.
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News 7 is next.

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An investigation turns deadly in Spain, as a trio of terrorism suspects apparently detonate a bomb on themselves.
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Good evening, I'm Rachel DePompa, in for Myranda Stephens.

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Three suspects in last month's Madrid railway bombing blew themselves up today, after Spanish police cornered them. Now authorities are looking for anyone that may have escaped. Sharon Mittleman has more on the investigation.
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((SPANISH POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING ANOTHER EXPLOSION IN SPAIN - THIS TIME DURING A RAID IN A MADRID SUBURB. POLICE BELIEVE AT LEAST THREE TERRORIST SUSPECTS - THOUGHT TO BE CONNECTED TO THE MARCH ELEVENTH TRAIN BOMBINGS - DETONATED EXPLOSIVES AFTER BEING CORNERED IN AN APARTMENT BUILDING. SPANISH AUTHORITIES SAY THE SUSPECTS AND ONE POLICE OFFICER WERE KILLED AND A NUMBER OF OFFICERS INJURED.
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SPECIAL POLICE AGENTS HAD CORDONED OFF THE AREA AND EVACUATED SOME NEARBY RESIDENTS WHEN THE BLAST OCCURRED, BLOWING OUT ONE SIDE OF THE BUILDING. OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER ANY SUSPECTS MIGHT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ESCAPE THE SCENE.


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RAIL SERVICE TO SOUTHERN SPAIN WAS RESTORED SATURDAY AFTER BEING SHUT DOWN WHEN DYNAMITE WAS DISCOVERED THE DAY BEFORE UNDER A HIGH SPEED RAIL TRACK. OFFICIALS CONFIRMED THE EXPLOSIVES DISCOVERED WERE THE SAME AS THOSE USED FOR THE MARCH ELEVENTH ATTACKS. Sharon Mittleman, CBS News))


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One person was injured in an accident at Hancock Steel in Roanoke County this morning.
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Officials say a person was trapped between equipment for more than an hour.
There is no word on his condition or what caused the accident.
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[Skills-USA]


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Hundreds of high school students are in the Roanoke Valley this weekend to sharpen their skills and compete for some sweet prizes. The stakes are high, but as Jennifer Wishon reports, the students are up for the challenge.
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[SUPER=01-Darryl Greene/Virginia Skills USA Student Vice President; :20]
[SUPER=01-Lonnie Quesenberry/Virginia Skills USA Board of Directors; :31]
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((NATS OF CARPENTRY STUDENT USING HAMMER.))
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The 12- hundred vocational students in the Roanoke Valley this weekend are cooking up some mean competition.
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((NATS OF FRYING CHICKEN))
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They're in town for the Skills- USA Virginia competition where the best students in every state- taught vocational field are vying for distinction.
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((DARRYL GREENE: THIS PROGRAM GIVES THEM A DIRECTION, SOMETHING TO FOCUS ON, SOMETHING THAT THEY CAN HELP AND USE TO WORK TOWARDS THEIR GOALS.))
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Up for grabs are bragging rights and 50,000 dollars in scholarship money.
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[IN Q=In so many of the competitions]

((LONNIE QUESENBERRY: IN SO MANY OF THE COMPETITIONS, THE COMPANIES THAT ARE BUSINESS PARTNERS WITH THEM ARE OFFERING WONDERFUL SCHOLARSHIPS, PRIZES, GIFTS FOR STUDENTS. IT'S JUST SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS HAVE BEEN GIVEN SOMETHING ELSE TO COMPETE FOR - JOBS. THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR THE SKILLS USA VIRGINIA COMPETITION HAS BEEN COMPLETELY RUN BY LOCAL BUSINESSES.))
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((CU SHOT OF HAIR DRYER - NAT SOUND))
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Cave Spring senior and second year cosmetology student Amanda Bunn is hoping her skills will get her noticed by employers right in her back yard.
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[IN Q=A lot of these]

((AMANDA BUNN: A LOT OF THESE ARE LOCAL IN MY AREA SO THERE'S JC PENNEY'S I KNOW AND THERE'S LAUREL HILL SO I'M HOPING THAT MAYBE I'LL BE SEEN AND THEY'LL CONTACT ME AGAIN ABOUT COMING AND GETTING A JOB AND STUFF.))
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And even those who don't catch the eye of local employers are building resumes sure to turn heads.
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((COURTNEY HAMMER/COSMOTOLOGY STUDENT: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT. I MEAN PEOPLE THAT TAKE THE SKILLS USA CLASSES ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET JOBS IN THAT CAREER THAN ANYBODY ELSE.))
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First place winners in this weekend's competition will go on to Kansas City, Missouri to compete nationally the end of June.
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((QUICK NAT SOUND POP OF STUDENT WITH WIRE))
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Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Salem.))

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Teaching children to fight with wit and not mitts.
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That was one of the programs at the "Stop- the- Violence Rally" at Lord Botetourt High School today. The event was organized by students in the "Family, Career and Community leaders of America" organization. Their goal is to raise awareness of violence in schools through education.
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[IN Q=It's the small stuff]

((ANN: IT'S THE SMALL STUFF THAT'S THE PROBLEM. IT'S THE BULLYING THAT NOBODY SEES, IT'S THE PICKING ON THAT NOBODY SEES AND WE'RE TRYING TO STOP THAT BEFORE YOU KNOW, A SCHOOL SHOOTING MIGHT HAPPEN.)) ((MATT MCMILLAN: WE'RE NOT ONLY TARGETING VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS, ALTHOUGH THAT IS THE MAIN CONCERN, BUT WE'RE TARGETING JUST PLAIN OUT BULLYING, PICKING, SHOVING ANY ASPECT OF VIOLENCE THAT YOU CAN PRETTY MUCH THINK OF IS WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO PREVENT.))
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Other chapter projects focus on issues from teen pregnancy to nutrition and fitness.
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[Jim-Hamner]


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The man who inspired the character Jim Bob on the television show ``The Waltons'' has died.
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Jim Hamner died Thursday at his home in Charlottesville. He was 67. A service is scheduled for Tuesday. In December, Hamner sold his childhood home in Schuyler, which served as the one depicted on T-V. He said poor health prevented him from keeping up with needed maintenance. Thousands have visited the home since the show was on the air.
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Still ahead on the newscast, A popular Disney character is behind bars tonight, but it's not quite how it seems.
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and a top Bush administration official admits the war in Iraq was based on shaky intelligence.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Final Four gets whittled down to just 2. The Express needed one more for the playoffs, and the Hokies lose their starting tailback for 3 to 4 months.
Plus, Matt Kenseth rolls to victory lane in Texas. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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A Texas housewife who said God told her to bash her sons' skulls with rocks has been acquitted of murder and all other counts.
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Deanna Laney was found not guilty today by reason of insanity. The jury of eight men and four women decided that Laney did not know right from wrong last Mother's Day weekend when she killed her eight and six-year-old sons, and maimed her third son, who survived. Laney broke into tears as the verdict was read while her husband showed no emotion. A few jurors cried and struggled to maintain their composure.
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Sporadic violence and a major protest in Baghdad today. This, as a top Bush administration official admits the U-S went to war based on shaky evidence. Kelly Cobiella (koh-bee-AY-uh) has the latest developments.
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(((MARCHING IN BAGHDAD 8:50:18 NATS CHANTING) A POWERFUL SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR AN ANTI-AMERICAN MUSLIM CLERIC. 20-THOUSAND FOLLOWERS OF MUQTADA AL SADR MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF BAGHDAD SATURDAY... TRAMPLING ON THE AMERICAN FLAG... AND SHOUTING ANTI-U-S SLOGANS AT COALITION HEADQUARTERS.
(BAGHDAD PROTEST/NIGHT 11:59:29)

THE PROTEST RAN INTO THE NIGHT... IT WAS TENSE AT TIMES... BUT NON-VIOLENT. THAT COULD CHANGE. HIS FOLLOWERS ARE ANGRY ABOUT THE ARREST OF A TOP AIDE.. INSURGENTS CONTINUED THEIR OWN BATTLE... TARGETING U-S TROOPS ON THE ROAD... AND IRAQI HOMES.. IN THIS CASE.. A ROCKET FIRED ON A BAGHDAD NEIGHBORHOOD. IN ALL, FOUR PEOPLE DIED IN VIOLENCE SATURDAY. MANY IRAQI'S BLAME THE U-S FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO KEEPING THEM SAFE - EVEN A YEAR INTO THE OCCUPATION
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AND THE EVIDENCE FOR THE WAR SEEMS TO GET SHAKIER BY THE DAY. ON A TRIP BACK FROM EUROPE, SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL ADMITTED EVIDENCE OF MOBILE WEAPONS LABS HE DESCRIBED TO THE UNITED NATIONS MORE THAN A YEAR AGO
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"WHAT YOU'LL SEE IS AN ACCUMULATION OF FACTS"
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STILL, PARTS OF IRAQ SHOW SIGNS OF CHANGE. IRAQI POLICE ARE IN CHARGE AT THIS DEMONSTRATION IN THE SOUTHERN PORT OF BASRA, WHERE LOCALS PROTEST UNEMPLOYMENT NOT OCCUPATION. THE TRANSFER OF POWER IS NOW LESS THAN THREE MONTHS AWAY. AND IT'S STILL UNCLEAR WHO WILL BE IN CHARGE, ONCE THE U-S LETS GO. KELLY COBIELLA, CBS NEWS.))


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There's unrest in the Magic Kingdom this weekend.
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One of Disney's most popular characters is under arrest for allegedly molesting a young girl, and groping her mother.
Actually it's 36 year old Michael Char-trand, the man hired to dress up as Tigger, that's in custody.
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((AT THAT TIME MR. CHARTRAND APPARENTLY REACHED AROUND AND STARTED FONDLING THE BREASTS OF THE 13-YEAR-OLD AS WELL AS THE MOTHER.))
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It all happened last month when they were posing for a picture with Tigger during Mickey's Toon-town. The mother thought it was an accident until her daughter told it happened to her as well. Disney says it conducts background checks on all employees.
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Up ahead on the newscast, a local speedway races into this year's season...
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and also, this baby pachyderm is clearly liking his first birthday present, a few minutes spent in the tub. We'll have that story in just a bit.
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[Radford-Speedway]


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A new season is underway at the former New River Valley Speedway in Pulaski County.
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The newly refurbished Motor Mile Speedway featured a full racing schedule this evening, starting with Late Model Stocks. The track started as a dirt oval in a cow pasture many years ago. Partners Larry Shelor and David Hagan bought the old raceway last year.
This is also the track, where for years, Shelor Motor Mile employees moved thousands of vehicles to avoid Montgomery County's New Year's Day tax assessment.
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The mansion President James Madison once called home, is undergoing a 30 million dollar renovation.
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Montpelier, in Orange County, will see two centuries of additions torn away in an effort to return the 244 year old mansion to the way it looked when the fourth president lived there.
This summer, demolition crews will take down more than half the house.
Many of the mansion's original features were covered up in the early 1900's leaving Montpelier in a poor state for historians.
It has long played second fiddle to Thomas Jefferson's carefully preserved mansion at Monticello, 25 miles away.

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The League for Animal Protection is expecting to make more than 5-thousand dollars in today's Easter Parade -a- thon at Waldron Park.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

All of the money raised in the annual event is used to help find homes for and take care of abandoned animals.
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((WENDY SCHULTZ/ROANOKE CO. TOURISM & EVENTS COORDINATOR--I THINK ITS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE LEAGUE FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION IS A FABULOUS, NON PROFIT, COMPLETELY VOLUNTEER RUN ORGANIZATION. AND IT IS A NO KILL SHELTER. SO THEY TAKE CARE OF ALL THE ANIMALS UNTIL THEY GET THEM ADOPTED.))
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Pet owners dressed their dogs in their easter best to take pictures with Peter Cottontail, and compete in various competitions for prizes. Some of the categories included best look-a-like, poochiest dog, and best dressed dog. The top four fundraisers for the day were also given prizes.
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Visitors to the Toledo Ohio zoo got their first peek of Little Louie, a baby elephant that is celebrating his first birthday.
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Zoo workers had Louie on public display, even giving him a bath as zoo patrons watched. April is a special month for Louie. The baby pachyderm turns one at the end of the month. Zoo officials said Friday they are planning on a variety of celebrations for Louie all month, including a chance for him to open presents.
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Coming up, we'll set the table for Monday night's NCAA final, the Express needed one more win to reach the post season, and the Hokies get some bad news in their first spring scrimmage, but first tonight's extra point,
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[SUPER=03-Washington, D.C./ABC Sports; :00]


14 year old soccer phenom Freddy Adu made his pro debut this afternoon for DC United. He's the youngest athlete in an American professional sports league in over a hundred years. DC United knocked off San Jose 2-1.
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For the first time in school history, Georgia Tech will play for the national title. The Yellow Jackets led from the outset in the first national semifinal against Oklahoma State, but had to weather a late Cowboys run to advance.
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[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/Yellow Jackets vs. Cowboys; :00]


In the absence of BJ Elder who played just 21 minutes, Marvin Lewis stepped up by nailing 5 three's in the opening half, for all of his 15 points.
Luke Schensher did his part for the Ramblin Wreck. The 7-footer threw down with 19 points to lead the way. Tech led by 7 at halftime and 12 midway thru the final 20 minutes.
But the Cowboys came all the way back. John Lucas buried a triple from the wing with 26 seconds left tying things at 65 all.
Will Bynum, the transfer from Arizona, then worked off the ball screen,
[SUPER=33-Georgia Tech/67/Oklahoma St./65/;]

down the lane for the tough lay-in. Georgia Tech hung on to win it 67-65.
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Tech will meet up with Uconn in a rematch of the Preseason NIT game between the two won by the Jackets. That's because Uconn took care of Duke in game number two.
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[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/Huskies vs. Blue Devils; :00]


The Huskies opened the game on a 15 to 4 run. Ben Gordon comes off the double screen and knocks down a three point bomb for Uconn.
Chris Duhon answered for the Dukies, putting in the little floater in the paint. Duke led 41-34 at halftime.
But Emeka Okafor led a Huskies rally, following up his own miss with under a minute to play for a one point lead.
Okafor scored 17 points for Connecticut.
[SUPER=33-Connecticut/79/Duke/78/;]

Uconn led by three late. JJ Redick had a chance to tie it, but his 3 was off the mark and Connecticut held on 79 to 78.
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[OUT Q=now or never."]
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[TAKE PINNACLE BOARD]
That sets up one more shining moment for the Huskies and Yellow Jackets on Monday night. Coverage starts at 9pm here on Your Hometown Station.

[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express is headed back to the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the eleventh consecutive year. Tonight, the Express came from behind to beat Greenville and wrap up second place in the division.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Greenville vs. Express; :00]


Roanoke outshot the Growl 48 to 15 in this one.
But Greenville led 2-1 entering the third period after this goal late in the second.
The Express went to work as Dan Carlson picked up his 24th tally of the season, just hanging around the net and sticking the puck between the pipes to make it 2-all.
Rick Kowalsky added the game winner with just 2 and a half minutes left and Carlson got an empty netter as the Express won it 4-2,
[SUPER=38-Greenville/2/Roanoke/4/;]

clinching home ice in the first round of the post season. Roanoke will host Florida on Tuesday night at the Civic Center.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies held their first scrimmage of the spring today, and it came at a cost. Starting tailback Cedric Humes suffered a broken left fibula. Humes is scheduled for surgery on Sunday and is expected to need three to four months of recovery time.

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To the track, where Matt Kenseth tuned up for tomorrow's Nextel Cup race in Texas by winning today's O'Reilly 300 Busch event on the same track.
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[SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX/Fox Sports; :00]


It didn't take long for the fur to fly in this one. JJ Yeley spun into the wall just two laps in, and as he slid across the racetrack, Tony Raines and Jason Schuler plowed into Yeley bringing out the first of 8 cautions on the day.


With just 6 laps to go, Kenseth got around Bobby Hamilton, Junior for the lead. Almost simultaneously, Tracy Hines wrecked on the front stretch to bring out another caution. Following a red flag to clean up the mess, Kenseth pulled away on the restart to claim the 15th Busch Series win of his career.
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For the 3rd straight year the Roanoke College softball team will hold a doubleheader to benefit the Easter Seals. The Maroons will host LaGrange College on Sunday at 1 at the Moyer Complex. The event includes a raffle and silent auction.
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[Rube-Goldberg]


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Finally tonight, some students at Purdue University are celebrating success in a competition that trys to make a simple act as difficult as possible.
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The 16th annual National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest was held today. The contest was named after the late cartoonist who was famous for drawing complex machines that performed simple tasks. In the spirit of this election year, teams were asked to build a machine that would select, mark, and cast a ballot in MORE than 20 steps. The winning team was made up of students from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers at Purdue.
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((I THINK EVERYTHING THAT WE LEARNED IN SCHOOL REVOLVED AROUND THIS THE ONE THING THAT'S DIFFERENT IS GROUP WORK AND HOW TO WORK WITH OTHER PEOPLE. COMMUNICATION.))
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That team wins 300 dollars and a trophy they can keep for a year.
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