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Coming up on News 7-
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This weekend's Nascar racing took a turn for the better for area businesses. We'll also have highlights of today's race. A bus carrying a North Carolina soccer team crashes outside of Paris, leaving one person dead. And zookeepers in China get lucky ... twice.
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News 7 is next.

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((NAT SOUND FROM RACE.))
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Thousands of people pour into Martinsville giving the local economy a much needed boost.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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What began as a dirt track in 1947 with less than 800 seats has now grown into a multi- million dollar business in Southside. Today the Martinsville Speedway hosted the Advance Auto Parts 500, but as Jennifer Wishon reports, it's Southside businesses who are taking home the checkered flag.
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((NATS OF RACE.))
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Nearly 90- thousand people packed into the Martinsville Speedway Sunday to watch Nascar's A-list drivers run.
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((THANK YOU SIR AND YOU ENJOY THE DAY.))
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Fans traveled from across the country and even around the world - some arrived more than a week early to camp out. Ken Clark and his friends heard the short track at Martinsville was a choice destination and drove this bus all the way from northern Michigan.
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((KEN CLARK/RACE FAN))
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But fans say the recent spike in gas prices isn't enough to keep them from supporting their drivers.
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((J. C. MATTHEWS))
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Sunday the population of Martinsville multiplied about six times over and every thing fans bought helped a struggling local economy get back in the black.
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Business is booming at the Red Birch Country Market were shelves are well stocked and employees prepared.
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((ANNE ATKINS/RED BIRCH COUNTRY MARKET: IT STARTED GETTING BUSY ON TUESDAY. EACH DAY JUST KEEPS INCLINING MORE AND THE BIGGEST DAY IS OF COURSE RACE DAY. LAUGHTER.))
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Outside parking slots are sold for 20- dollars a pop - including spaces in front of gas pumps. Across the street campers rent spaces in front of a grocery store.
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: AND THE SPEEDWAY WILL ONLY CONTINUE TO GROW. STARTING MONDAY SPEEDWAY OFFICIALS PLAN TO COME IN AND MOVE PART OF THESE RAILROAD TRACKS TO MAKE ROOM FOR MORE SEATING IN THE FUTURE. JW, NEWS 7, MARTINSVILLE.))
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And a little later in the newscast we'll have highlights of today's race.

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Those who wanted to beat traffic and arrive at the race early didn't have to miss church today.
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((I SAW THE SOLDIERS AS THEY CAME TO ARREST HIM.))
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Raceway Ministries is an organization made up of Southern Baptist churches in Martinsville and Henry County. The group has been ministering at the Martinsville Speedway for 13 years. Founder John Fox moved to the area about 14- years ago. He says he got the idea after getting stuck in race- traffic one April Sunday.
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Martinsville Speedway owner Clay Campbell was receptive to the idea and the ministry has grown every year since. Now people call from around the world before attending a race to find out what time services will be held. Today more than 200 people attended two services.
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[Iraq]


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At least 10 American soldiers have died in Iraq this weekend. Sharyn Alfonsi has more on one of the deadliest weekends since the war began.
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((BURNED OUT CARS AND CHARRED MILITARY VEHICLES LITTER THE STREETS IN DIWANIYA, 200 MILES SOUTH OF BAGHDAD. THE WRECKAGE AND BULLET HOLES... REMNANTS OF ONE OF THE DEADLIEST WEEKENDS IN IRAQ, SINCE THE WAR BEGAN. AT LEAST 10 U-S TROOPS HAVE DIED THIS WEEKEND IN BATTLES ACROSS IRAQ... THREE HERE IN DIWANIYA DURING A CLASH BETWEEN COALITION FORCES AND THE SHI'ITE MILITIAMEN OF REBEL CLERIC MOQTADA AL-SADR. NOW, REPORTS THAT SPANISH COALITION FORCES... WHO HAVE BEEN AT THE HEART OF THE BATTLE IN DIWANIYA....ARE HEADING HOME. SPAIN'S NEW PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCED SUNDAY THAT HE WILL FULFILL A CAMPAIGN PROMISE AND PULL ALL OF HIS COUNTRY'S TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ... AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Super: Jose Maria Aznar/Former Prime Minister AZNAR BITE: THAT WILL NOT BE GOOD FOR SPAIN, NOT A GOOD DAY FOR THE COALITION AND A VERY GOOD DAY FOR THOSE WHO DON'T WANT STABILITY AND DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ. MEANWHILE, THERE IS STILL NO WORD ON THE FATE OF CIVILIAN CONTRACTOR THOMAS HAMILL OR ARMY PRIVATE KEITH MAUPIN. MAUPINS CAPTORS SAY THEY WANT TO TRADE HIM FOR IRAQI PRISONERS. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR CONDOLEEZA RICE SAYS THE PRESIDENT WILL NOT NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS. Condoleezza Rice/National Security Advisor RICE BITE: The fact is that these are killers and thugs who are trying to intimidate the international community. They're trying to intimidate the United States, and they will not succeed. RELATIVES OF THREE ITALIAN HOSTAGES BEING HELD IN IRAQ BROADCAST A PLEA FOR THEIR RELEASE ON THE ARABIC TELEVISION STATION AL-JAZEERA. BUT THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT SAYS IT TOO WILL NOT BOW TO KIDNAPPERS DEMANDS TO WITHDRAWAL IT'S TROOPS. AFTER A MONTH OF RECORD KIDNAPPINGS AND CASUALTIES IN IRAQ...THE RESOLVE OF COALITION LEADERS IS NOW BEING REVEALED...ONE BY ONE. SHARYN ALFONSI, CBS NEWS.))

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A bus carrying a soccer team from North Carolina overturned earlier today outside of Paris, killing one passenger and injuring nearly two dozen others.
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13 year old Matt Helms of Jacksonville, North Carolina died in the crash, and three others were seriously hurt. The part of the Olympic Development Program, and the team had been playing in an international tournament in Western France. The crash happened while the team was on its way back to the airport to catch a flight to Atlanta.
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((KEVIN SEPHTON/SOCCER COACH; MOST OF THE KIDS WERE VERY EXCITED TO BE GOING, IT WAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO SEE SOCCER IN ANOTHER COUNTRY PLAYING AGAINST SOME OF THE TOP TEAMS AT THEIR AGE AROUND THE WORLD. ))
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It was not immediately clear why the bus slid off the road, although roads were wet after an overnight rain, and officials believe excessive speed contributed to the crash.
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Still to come, several homes for needy families near completion in Roanoke,
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and survivors share tales about a massive earthquake that rocked the West coast nearly a hundred years ago.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Rusty Wallace avoids the bumps in the road to Advance to victory lane today at Martinsville. Chipped comes up lame again in Hotlanta - while Sammy goes yard for an historic homer. Stewart Sinks an historic PGA putt to win the Heritage - and speaking of winning how about this shot - tonight on the big 7.)) [Habitat-Update]

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The dreams of six Roanoke families have become a reality this weekend.
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400 volunteers and six families worked more than two days to construct six houses. Habitat for Humanity took on the massive project in hopes of re- energizing the program which experienced a number of rain- delays last summer.
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((CHRISTINA HATCH: THERE'S NOT A LOT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND THESE HOMES THAT WE BUILD ARE FOR LOW INCOME WORKING FAMILIES AND THEY PAY A 20- YEAR MORTGAGE WITH NO INTEREST. HABITAT ACTS AS IT'S OWN MORTGAGE LENDER. SO IT GIVES PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY WHO WORK FROM PAY CHECK TO PAYCHECK AND CAN'T AFFORD TO BUY A HOME.))
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The homes are located off Fairview Drive in Roanoke. Families are scheduled to start moving into the homes the end of June.
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[1906-Quake]


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Today marks the 98th anniversary of one of the deadliest earthquakes in our country's history.
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San Francisco's Great Quake of 19-06 killed an estimated three-thousand people and left another 225-thousand homeless.
Some of the survivors gathered to remember the day, and share their memories.
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((NORMA NORWOOD/DAUGHTER OF QUAKE SURVIVORS: MY PARENTS LOST EVERYTHING. THEY CAMPED IN GOLDEN GATE PARK FOR ONE YEAR.////MADELINE REPETTI/QUAKE SURVIVOR: MY MOTHER SAID SHE COULDN'T COOK OR ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY WOULDN'T ALLOW HER TO LIGHT A FIRE. BUT WE LIVED AND MADE IT. ))
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A new geological survey suggests another large quake could hit the Bay Area in the next 30-years. Officials say new equipment and Homeland Security funding has better prepared them in the event that that happens.
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Colorado Rockies baseball player Larry Walker found a body on his property near Evergreen, Colorado today.
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Walker called authorities this morning saying he found what he believed to be a body in a wooded area on his property.
Investigators say the body is that of an adult male and appears to have been at the location for some time. Police are investigating and don't know yet how the person died or if the person was killed at the location or brought there from somewhere else. Authorities say Walker is cooperating.
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A high flying artist shares her roots with Roanoke residents today. That story is still ahead on the newscast,
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and a little later, whatever floats your boat would really be good for several crafts on Smith Mountain Lake this weekend. We'll have more on that after the break.
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[Eagles-Brunch]


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It wasn't race cars, but another form of transportation that took center stage today in Roanoke.
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The Virginia Museum of Transportation held its annual Gathering of the Eagles Brunch today. This year's guest speaker was Marsha Mills, the EXCLUSIVE artist for the 100-year celebration of flight. Having roots in Roanoke, Mills says she actually started out painting images of trains.
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((IT WAS WHERE THEY BRING IN THE STEEL IN A SALVAGE PLACE, DOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL OFF OF PERSINGER AND THE TRAIN GOING BY AND THERE WAS SNOW ON THE GROUND, AND THE STARS WERE OUT AND THE SMOKE WAS COMING OUT OF THE TRAIN, AND ALL I COULD THINK TO MYSELF WAS BOY, SANTA HAS IT EASY THIS YEAR.))
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Mills' "Wright Monument" painting has received numerous awards, and was also selected to represent the state of North Carolina in the nation's Capitol Building in D-C.
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At least three boats sunk in Smith Mountain Lake this weekend, but fire officials say that's not unusual.
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Yesterday fire officials were called to Lake Haven Marina where this boat was at the bottom of the lake. A crane was attached to the boat and divers were called in to help pump the water. Officials are called to about 20 of these cases each year. They say boat owners can avoid the situation by servicing their bilge pumps.
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Gautier (goh-TEER) says it took about an hour- and- a- half to get the boat afloat. No one was in the boat when it sank.
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[NY-Weather]


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Severe storms swept through parts of New York today.
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Meteorologists say downburst winds hit 90 to 100 miles per hour -- knocking down trees and damaging buildings. Several large trees toppled onto houses and split the roof. In Niagara Falls, the roof of a middle school was damaged and a lightning strike apparently touched off a fire at a pet supply store. Hail was also reported in Syracuse as the storms continued eastward across the state.
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Rusty gets back on track at Martinsville this afternoon. Lots to talk about on the big league base paths. Plus, the greatest comeback in PGA history today. But first tonight's Extra Point from the NBA playoffs -
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These are the owners of the Sacramento Kings - Gavin and Joe Maloof. They had a promotion today that would a fan a weekend in Las Vegas if he or she could hit the backboard from half court. Instead this guy hit nothing but net!! The brothers were so impressed they gave him the trip and a brand new car!!! Now your scores.
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Rusty Wallace's road on the Nextel cup circuit has been rough over the past 105 races - but today though again got "Rocky" - Rusty found his way back to victory lane. Travis Wells has a wrapup of today's Advance Auto Parts 500.
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The Red Sox and Yankees wrapped up their early season three game series this afternoon with New York simply hoping to avoid getting swept out of Fenway Park.
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Jason Giambi and the Yanks would do their damage in the third inning this afternoon. With the game tied at 1-all the Yanks explode for 6 runs in their half of the third frame. Gary Sheffield drives in A-Rod with the shot to left.
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The Yankees beat the Red Sox 7 to 3 and this young Yankee fan gets a one of kind assist from Derek Jeter.
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The Cubs hosted the Reds today and those in attendance would get to see Sammy Sosa launch an historic shot out of Wrigley field.

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Sammy moved ahead of Ernie Banks and became the Chicago Cubs' all-time home-run leader when he connected on this solo shot in the first inning. The homer, off Paul Wilson, was Sosa's 513th with the Cubs. He later hit another solo shot off Wilson in the third inning.
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Sammy is now 10th on baseball's all-time list. The Cubs lose it though 11 to 10 in 10 innings.
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[S-Chipper]


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Not a good day for the Braves and in particular Chipper Jones. Florida's Luis Castillo led off the sixth inning with a drive to the gap in left-center. Jones lunged for the ball near the wall, then collapsed on the warning track after failing to make the catch. The left fielder immediately grabbed his right hamstring, which was initially hurt a week earlier in a game against the Cubs. The hamstring wasn't a problem in the first two games against the Marlins as he homered in each.
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Chipper had to be helped to his feet by two teammates, and he was then carted off to the clubouse. The Braves beat the Marlins 3 to 2 in 10 innings.
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The Salem Avalanche completed a three game sweep of Wilmington this afternoon - winning its third straight one run game. Today's 4-to-3 sends the Avs home on a high note. Tomorrow they open up a three game home stand at Slaem Memorial against the Frederick Keys.
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The Lynchburg Hillcats also won this afternoon topping Winston-Salem on the road 7-to-3. Lynchburg returns home this coming Friday.


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It kept News 7 at Six off the air, but the outcome put Stewart Cink in the record books -
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it wasn't always pretty, but today Cink posted the biggest PGA comeback ever in an event played in the 50 states with a sudden death win over Ted Purdy. He came from nine shots down and won the event on the fifth extra hole to capture the MCI Heritage classic.
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The Sacramento Kings whipped the Mavs in game one of their best of seven series today 116-to-105. Over in the East - the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks opened up their best of 7 game opening round playoff series.
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[SUPER=03-Auburn Hills, MI/ESPN; :00]

The Pistons are the higher seed in the series and this one was no-contest from the start. The Pistons forced 14 steals and once again shut down the highest scoring team in the Eastern Conference with a stifling defense and a barrage of slam dunks.
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The Pistons forced a a total of 24 turnovers and rolled to a 108-to-82 win in game one.
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[Monkey-Twins]


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It is the Chinese year of the monkey and what might be luckier than a *golden* monkey? How about two.
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A very rare set of golden monkey twins were born at a zoo in China recently. The chance of producing twin golden monkeys is about one in ten thousand, but with only ten thousand of the breed left in existence, twins were nearly unthinkable. These are the third and fourth golden babies born at the zoo this year. Zoo keepers say the year of the monkey has be(------------) en quite productive!