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Coming up on News 7-
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The deadliest month for U-S soldiers in Iraq continues into May. Some voting machines in California are banned after failing their biggest test. And some hot and spicy chefs serve up their finest dishes in Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]

Plus, race car driver Ernie Irvan visits the N-R-V. News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


A year to the day after President Bush declared an end to major combat in Iraq, there is even more fighting in the war torn country.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Iraq]


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136 U-S servicemen and women died in Iraq in April. And on the first of May, the list of the dead has grown by four. This, a year after President Bush declared an end to major combat. Kelly Cobiella has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A NEW MONTH AND A ]
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cpt. Jeff Stevens/U.S. Marine Corps; :15]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Gen. James Conway/1st Marine Expeditionary; :38]
[SUPER=04-Last Year; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ted Kennedy/(D) Massachussetts; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Cobiella/Reporting; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=KELLY COBIELLA, CBS NEWS]

((A NEW MONTH AND A NEW GUNBATTLE IN FALLUJAH. MARINES TOOK OVER A TRAIN STATION THEY SAID WAS BEING USED BY INSURGENTS TO STORE WEAPONS. SOME RESIDENTS ARE BEGINNING TO RETURN HOME... MARINES SAW LITTLE EVIDENCE OF IT.
(CAPTAIN JEFF STEVENSON/MARINES 9:10:34)

"I have seen no uh civilian presence, I've seen very little presence in the first couple rows of homes at all today, the only people we've seen are those that are shooting at us."
(RUBBLE/ MORE RETURNING)

A MONTH OF FIGHTING HAS LEFT THE CITY LITTERED WITH RUBBLE. IRAQI FORCES ARE TAKING OVER SECURITY HERE, BUT MARINES ARE NOT PULLING BACK. THEY ARE STILL LOOKING FOR INSURGENTS, AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF FOUR AMERICAN CONTRACTORS LAST MONTH.
("FALLUJAH SECURITY 2 Lt. Gen. James Conway, commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force)

"We have not, nor do we intend to, make any deals with the hardcore elements inside the city."
(SHOW BURNING TANK)

VIOLENCE CONTINUES IN OTHER PARTS OF IRAQ, WHERE ROADSIDE BOMBS TANKERS AND CONVOYS. AT LEAST 136 U-S SOLDIERS DIED IN COMBAT IN IRAQ IN APRIL, MAKING IT THE DEADLIEST MONTH FOR U-S FORCES SINCE PRESIDENT BUSH LAUNCHED THE WAR IN MARCH OF LAST YEAR.
(LAST YEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER/BANNER)

BY THE FIRST OF MAY, HE DECLARED THE END OF MAJOR COMBAT... BUT INSTEAD OF MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, HIS CRITICS NOW SAY IRAQ LOOKS MORE LIKE MISSION IMPOSSIBLE.
(sot KENNEDY 09:51:10)

"Then, as now, the President had no plan and no strategy about how America can stabilize Iraq, bring our soldiers home with dignity and honor, and accomplish the mission." DESPITE THE DEADLY INSURGENCY, THE PRESIDENT SAYS IRAQIS AND AMERICANS ARE SAFER TODAY WITHOUT SADDAM HUSSEIN. AND A FREE AND PEACEFUL IRAQ IS WITHIN SIGHT. KELLY COBIELLA, CBS NEWS.))


[Saudi-Attack]


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The Saudi government says four armed members of al-Qaida entered the office of an oil contractor this weekend and killed seven people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yanbu, Saudi Arabia;]

The attack happened at offices just outside a petro-chemical plant co-owned by Exxon Mobil and a Saudi company.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THESE ARE SAUDIS ]

((TURKI AL FAISAL/SAUDI AMBASSADOR TO GREAT BRITAIN--THESE ARE SAUDIS AND THEY'VE JOINED A CULT , THE AL QAEDA. AND DOING THE BIDDING OF THE LEADER OF THAT CULT OSAMA BIN LADEN 1314 SO UNFORTUNATELY THEY ARE FROM WITHIN SAUDI ARABIA.))
[SUPER=01-Turki al Faisal/Saudi Ambassador to Great Britain;]
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[OUT Q=FROM WITHIN SAUDI ARABIA]
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[VO-NAT]

Witnesses say the four gunmen entered the compound with I-D badges. Seven people were shot to death, including two Americans, two British, two Australians and a Saudi. One of the bodies was tied to the back of a car and dragged down the street. Police pursued the gunmen into the city, trading fire with them several times. The Saudis say three gunmen were killed and the other was captured.
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[Fatal-Fire]


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One woman was killed in a mobile home fire early this morning in Franklin County.
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[TAKE FATAL FIRE MAP FS]
Officials responded to the fire around one o'clock on Lucky Lane off of Scruggs Road.
A joint investigation between the public safety and sheriff's departments is continuing.
Crews from Scruggs Fire and Rescue, Smith Mountain Lake and Burnt Chimney fire departments responded.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]


The mobile home is considered a total loss. Damages are estimated around 50-thousand dollars.


[Salem-Breakin]


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Salem Police are searching for the person or persons responsible for a string of break- ins last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

They happened in this strip mall on Apperson Drive where police say five businesses were broken into. Store owners came in to work to find holes in either their doors or their windows. At "Buy the Season Consignment" the door was busted out and change was stolen from the cash register. "More than Lights" owner Steve Knighten says he never thought anyone would break into his store and has asked Salem Police to do more night-time patrols in the area.
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[SOT 7:54:05]
[IN Q=There were some]

((STEVE KNIGHTEN: THERE WERE SOME PICTURES AND MIRRORS MISSING, THE BED IS BROKEN DOWN THAT'S IN THE FRONT WINDOW. LOOKED AROUND, DIDN'T SEE ANY MORE EVIDENCE, WENT INTO THE WAREHOUSE - THEY'D GONE THROUGH THE WAREHOUSE KICKED THE BACK DOOR IN AND GONE INTO BLANCO MANUFACTURING IN THE REAR.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Knighten/More than Lights Owner;]
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[OUT Q=in the rear]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials say they're still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call Salem Police.
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[Gring]


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Area colleges and universities graduated thousands of students today, but those at Roanoke College are saying goodbye to more than just their school. David Gring has served as president of the college for 15 years, and plans to retire in July. As Jennifer Wishon reports, Gring will be missed, but the changes he's made on campus will live forever.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Gring/Retiring Roanoke College President; :16 ]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; :36 ]
[SUPER=01-Ann Gunter/Roanoke College Graduate; 1:16 ]
[SUPER=01-Brandi McKee/Roanoke College Graduate; 1:38 ]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Salem]

((For more than 350- men and women Saturday marked their last day as Roanoke College students.
[SOT 18:09:27 - GRING LAUGHING]

((NATS OF DAVID LAUGHING.))
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David Gring is also starting a new chapter - donning his robe for the last time after a 15 year tenure as president of Roanoke College.
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[SOT 18:05:42]
[IN Q=I'll definitely miss the students]

((DAVID GRING: I'LL DEFINITELY MISS THE STUDENTS AND I'LL MISS THE LIVELINESS AND ENERGY OF AN ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT. YOU'RE BLESSED IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS TO BE WORKING WITH THE BRIGHTEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.))
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[OUT Q=people in the world]

A career academic, Gring earned his masters and ph-d in zoology and genetics from Indiana University before a 13 year
stint at Concordia College in Minnesota.

But for Gring, coming to Roanoke College was an easy decision.
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[SOT 18:01:55]
[IN Q=It was clear from ]

((DAVID GRING: IT WAS CLEAR FROM FIRST STEP ON CAMPUS THAT ROANOKE COLLEGE WAS A COLLEGE WHICH ALREADY HAD SIGNIFICANT MOMENTUM.))
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[OUT Q=significant momentum]

A momentum he carried. During his tenure, enrollment at Roanoke College has reached an all- time high. The school increased its endowment money from 25- million in 1999 to 84 million this year and the campus landscape has evolved with the addition of buildings like the Colket Center and Sutton Commons.
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[SOT 6:17:14]
[IN Q=I know everyone]

((ANN GUNTER: I KNOW EVERYONE IS REALLY SAD TO SEE HIM GO AND HIS BACCALAUREATE SPEACH WAS REALLY GOOD AND IT WAS REALLY FUNNY AND IT WAS NICE TO SEE HE WAS HAPPY ABOUT HIS DECISION AND HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO BE THERE WITH US.))
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[OUT Q=there with us]

And in keeping with recent Roanoke College tradition the students time with Gring was extended. Rain hurried a sea of umbrellas from the quad to the Bast Center delaying graduation by an hour.
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[SOT6:17:42]
[IN Q=This is the second year]

((BRANDI MCKEE)) [RUNS 06]
[OUT Q=still get it done]

But before students received their diplomas Gring and his wife Susan were awarded honorary degrees for their service.

[6:51:07 - APPLAUSE AFTER HIS DEGREE] His message to students is simple.
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[SOT 18:06:59]
[IN Q=A bird does not sing]

((DAVID GRING: A BIRD DOES NOT SING BECAUSE IT HAS ALL THE ANSWERS, THE BIRD SINGS BECAUSE IT HAS A SONG AND I THINK OUR GRADUATES HAVE A SONG AND THEY ARE CALLED TO SING IT IN THE WORLD.))
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[OUT Q=in the world]

Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Salem.)) [Tease1]
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Still to come, an environmental group goes door to door to protest a decision about logging in national forestland...


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[VO-NAT]


and some of us will be using electronic voting machines in Tuesday's local elections, but why is California recalling their use? We'll tell you why in just a few minutes.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, we'll head down the stretch with Smarty Jones. Rain gets the best of the Avs and Indians, and Ernie Irvan visits Motor Mile Speedway. Plus, an ODAC lax championship preview, and Will Montgomery, the new center off attention in Blacksburg. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[Voting-Machines]


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With another tightly-contested presidential election predicted for November, the state with the most votes has a problem with electronic voting machines.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;]

California has completely banned at least one brand of electronic voting machines, and put a temporary ban on all others. Apparently the new machines caused a problem with the state's March elections. Now criminal charges may be pending against the machine's maker.
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[SOT 19:12:05]
[IN Q=WE WILL NOT TOLERATE ]
((KEVIN SHELLEY/CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE--- WE MUST SEND A MESSAGE TO COMPANIES, DON'T TRY TO PULL A FAST ONE ON T

HE VOTERS OF CALIFORNIA))
[SUPER=01- Kevin Shelley/California Secretary of State;]
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[OUT Q=VOTERS OF CALIFORNIA]
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[VO-NAT]

Diebold (DEE-Bold) Company officials have admitted intentionally using uncertified software to make the election deadline. Opponents of the electronic machines say they could be vulnerable to sabotage by hackers, and *recounts* would be impossible because there's no paper record.
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[National-Forest]


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The Sierra Club has a history of trying to protect America's forests, but today the group visited a Roanoke NEIGHBORHOOD to try to get their message across.
Intern reporter Tom Zimmerman has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When you live]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :14]
[SUPER=01-David Muhly/Appalachian Regional Sierra Club; :22]
[SUPER=01-Bob Egbert/Sierra Club Roanoke River Group; :56]
[SUPER=19-Tom Zimmerman/Reporting; 1:19]
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[OUT Q=TZ, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF WATERFALL))
When you live in Southwest Virginia, you become accustomed to scenes like these.
Miles of foot-trails cut through the Jefferson and George Washington National Forest leading to views of the valley below.
But the local branch of the Sierra Club believes this all could be in danger if the new management plan for the Jefferson National Forest proceeds as planned.
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[SOT 9:10:16]
[IN Q=Here in Virginia]

((DAVID MUHLY/APPALACHIAN REGIONAL SIERRA CLUB: HERE IN VIRGINIA THE JEFFERSON AND GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL FOREST IS A SOURCE FOR OUR CLEAN DRINKING WATER. IT'S A DESTINATION FOR SPECIAL RECREATION FOR FOLKS AND WE FEEL THAT THE NEW MANAGEMENT PLAN DOES NOT ADEQUATELY PROTECT THESE AREAS.))
[OUT Q= protect these areas.]
[RUNS= :14]


The new management uses what the Forest Service calls a balanced strategy.
According to Forest Supervisor William Damon, many uses of the forest have to be considered to create a balanced plan for the forest, including recreation, mineral use, and timber harvesting.
But the Sierra Club believes their opinion is being placed below political motives.
[SOT 9:07:57]
[IN Q=We don't believe]

((BOB EGBERT/SIERRA CLUB ROANOKE RIVER GROUP: WE DON'T BELIEVE THE NO LOGGING OPTION WHICH SIERRA CLUB PROPOSED WAS EVEN GIVEN SERIOUS CONSIDERATION.))
[OUT Q= serious consideration.]
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[SOT 9:11:25]
[IN Q= We'd like residents]

((DAVID MUHLY/APPALACHIAN REGIONAL SIERRA CLUB: WE'D LIKE RESIDENTS OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY TO KNOW THAT THIS IS HAPPENING AND IF THERE'S MANY RESIDENTS IN THE VALLEY THAT ARE UPSET ABOUT THESE THINGS THAT ARE WILLING TO SPEND SOME TIME AND EXPEND SOME EFFORT TO MAKE SOME CHANGE HAPPEN.))
[SOT 9:25:43]
[IN Q=They're bring that]

((TOM ZIMMERMAN/REPORTING: THEY'RE BRINGING THAT MESSAGE HERE TO SEVERAL ROANOKE NEIGHBORHOODS AND THEY'RE HOPING TO GET EVEN MORE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY INVOLVED.))
[OUT Q=community involved.]
[RUNS=:08]

((NAT SOUND OF CONVERSATION))
The club hopes to open the eyes of residents to what they say is the danger of logging... convincing them that sights like these should be around for the next generation.
Tom Zimmerman, News 7, Roanoke.)) [Tease2]
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, in sports, former NASCAR driver Ernie Irvan visits our area. We'll hear from him about life out of the race car.
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[VO-NAT]

and being called "Jumbo" isn't a bad thing for these beauty-pageant contestants. We'll have that story a little later in the newscast.
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[Commercial]

[Playground]


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One women's group in the Roanoke Valley put in some elbow grease to make sure families of sick children have something to occupy their time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Thursday; ]


As part of its annual community project, the Junior League of Roanoke Valley decided to build a playground at the Ronald McDonald House.
The organization made up of women raised nearly ten thousand dollars to pay for it and spent more than a month putting it together.
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[SOT 9:16:46]
[IN Q=This will provide]

((MELISSA BOWLING/JUNIOR LEAGUE: THIS WILL PROVIDE A PLACE FOR PARENTS TO COME OUT AND RELAX AS WELL AS CHILDREN TO COME OUT AND PLAY. WE'RE ALSO PUTTING IN A BASKETBALL GOAL AND SO SOMETIMES PARENTS JUST NEED THAT STRESS RELIEF IF THEY'VE HAD TO BE IN THE HOSPITAL ALL DAY OR DEALING WITH SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT FAMILIES HAVE TO DEAL WITH HERE AT THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Melissa Bowling/Junior League;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=at the Ronald McDonald House]
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[VO-NAT]


The playground was dedicated this afternoon.
Today also marks the 20th anniversary of the Ronald McDonald House in Roanoke.
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[CF-Walk]


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"Great Strides" were made today towards finding a cure for a devastating disease.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

More than a hundred people beat the rain and walked a three mile route to raise 20- thousand dollars for Cystic Fibrosis-- exceeding the original goal of 16- thousand. There is currently no cure for the disease that affects 30- thousand children and young adults nationwide.
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[SOT 17:52:13]
[IN Q=CF is a disease that]

((KAREN DENNIS: CF IS A DISEASE THAT AFFECTS THE LUNGS AND THE PANCREAS. IT BUILDS UP A THICK STICKY MUCOUS THAT REALLY CAUSES LIFE- THREATENING LUNG INFECTIONS, WHICH IS REALLY ONE OF THE MAJOR COMPLICATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Dennis/Virginia Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Director;]
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[OUT Q=major complications]
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[VO-NAT]

8- year- old Nicholas Hodges was diagnosed with C- F at birth.
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[SOT 17:55:42]
[IN Q=I want to get]

((NICHOLAS HODGES: I WANT TO GET A CURE. Reporter: And what do you want to get a cure for? CF.))
[SUPER=01-Nicholas Hodges/Great Strides Walk; (QUICK!!!!!)]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=cure for? CF]
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[VO-NAT]

The U-S Senate recently declared May "National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month." Money raised at all 600 walks across the country will go towards finding a cure and improving life for those affected by the disease.
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[Chili-Cookoff]


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Rain coudn't dampen the spirits at the annual Chili Cookoff in Roanoke today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Hundreds turned out to sample many different kinds of chili.
While most seemed to keep their recipes under wraps, one former champion was willing to talk about her secret ingredient.
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[SOT 9:32:05]
[IN Q=My chili was]
[SUPER=01- Jackie Koltz;]

((JACKIE KOLTZ: MY CHILI WAS SO HOT, MY SECRET INGREDIENT, I HAVE TO TELL YOU WAS SOUR CREAM TO BRING THE HEAT DOWN. I ALMOST DIDN'T TURN IT IN, IT WAS SO HOT.))
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[OUT Q=it was so hot.]
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[VO-NAT]


The chili cooks say they spend many weekends showing off their talent for worthy causes.
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[SOT 9:35:02]
[IN Q=Chili cooks have]

((JACKIE KOLTZ: CHILI COOKS HAVE A GOOD TIME. YOU KNOW, WE'RE ALL FRIENDS. IT'S LIKE, WHEN WE GET TOGETHER, IT'S A BIG PICNIC WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS EVERY OTHER WEEKEND AND WE RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=money for charity]
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[VO-NAT]


The cookoff was co-sponsored by W-D-B-J.
The proceeds from the event will benefit the Children's Scholarship Fund at the Greenvale School.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, horsepower in Kentucky and California, Ernie Irvan visits the Motor Mile Speedway and the Avs get rained out, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/Sunshine Network; :00]


The ACC baseball tournament returns to Salem at the end of the month. Tonight Roanoke's Tyler Lumsden was on the hill for Clemson against Florida State. The Cave Spring product struggled just a bit with his control in this one. T-Lum lasted just 3 innings, giving up 5 earned runs on 4 hits and 5 walks. Florida State won it 11 to 6.
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[go to scores] [go to break]
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[OUTCUE=last score."]

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The 130th Run for the Roses was more like a trudge through the mud. Undefeated favorite Smarty Jones splashed his way to the win with Stewart Elliott aboard. Here's a listen to the stretch run from Churchill Downs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Louisville, KY/NBC Sports; :00]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=Smarty Jones has done it."]
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[VO-NAT]


Lionheart was 2nd and Imperialism 3rd.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stewart Elliott/Winning Jockey; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=a dream come true."]

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The Salem Avalanche and Kinston Indians lost out to Mother Nature tonight in Salem as rain wiped out game two of the three game series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


A few diehards showed up at the stadium, but the field crew's best efforts couldn't keep the wet stuff from dampening the night. The two teams will now play a doubleheader starting tomorrow afternoon at 1:05.
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[S-Busch]


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The Nascar Busch Series cranked out 300 miles this afternoon in Fontana, and Greg Biffle took the pack to the checkered flag.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fontana, CA/Fox Sports; :00]


It was a tough afternoon for Hermie Sadler who brought out the caution with this spin-o-rama.
Martin Truex, Jr. was gunning for his second straight series win. He had the lead but Truex stalled his car in the pits after having to come in for gase late in the race. He finished 13th.
That gave the win to Biffle while Stacy Compton came home third--his first top 5 finish in 21 races.
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[S-Irvan]


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The Nextel Cup Series drivers were led in final practice today by Jimmie Johnson. Former Cup Series driver Ernie Irvan paid a visit to the Motor Mile Speedway tonight in Pulaski.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski; :00]


Irvan won 15 Cup races in his career. Tonight he singed autographs for two hours leading up to the racing, which did not include the late model stocks. But the winged sprint cars were the featured attraction. Irvan is promoting that series now, but he still misses driving himself.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/15 Cup Series Wins; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=still be here."]
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[S-Lax]


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Roanoke College and Washington & Lee are set to square off in the ODAC lacrosse title game tomorrow at 2 in Lexington.
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The Generals beat the Maroons earlier this season 12-9. Roanoke takes some momentum into the game tomorrow thanks to an impressive 13-5 victory over Hampden-Sydney in the tourney's first round. But the Maroons are well aware of how good the Generals are.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Pilat/Roanoke Head Lacrosse Coach; :]
[SUPER=01-Chris Keating/Roanoke Midfielder; :12]
[SUPER=01-Matt Madalon/Roanoke Goalie; :25]
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[OUT Q=good thing going for us"]
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Jake Grove is in his first mini-camp as an Oakland Raider this weekend on the left coast. Meanwhile, his successor at center for Virginia Tech is learning to fill his shoes.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Will Montgomery - a six-three - 300 pound former walk-on who played guard last season, will take the snaps this fall.
The Clifton, Virginia native can't wait to get started.
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Montgomery says he learned a great deal playing beside Grove last season and that he also inherited some of his nastiness.
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In Thailand a newly crowned beauty queen is celebrating after a contest with a couple of social messages.
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20-women participated in the 8th Annual Jumbo Supermodel Contest at the Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo near Bangkok. The contest helps heavier women embrace their body image and helps raise awareness around elephant conservation issues and promotes tourism. 22 year-old Arpapat Boonnarong (AR-puh-pat BON-uh-rong) was crowned the Jumbo Queen. The new queen weighs in at 374 pounds and won about 12-hundred dollars in prize money. (------------)