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Coming up on News 7-
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Three weeks after his abduction, an American hostage in Iraq breaks free. They gave the gift of life, now some local organ donors are given thanks. Plus, the number "3" hits the big screen, with a casting call in North Carolina.
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Plus, a cold and rainy start to the workweek. News 7 is next.

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An American civilian is safe and sound after spending three weeks as a hostage in Iraq.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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After nearly a month in captivity by Iraqi kidnappers, contractor Thomas Hamill escaped. Not only did he get away, he found U-S troops and led them back to the house where he had been held. Elizabeth Sanchez is in Hamill's hometown and has reaction from the family.
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((No longer hostage to these Iraqi insurgents... American contractor, Tommy Hamill, saw a chance at escape and took it.
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He heard a convoy go by, pried the door open and ran after them. Early accounts are that Hamill pried open a door then ran 1/2 a mile to catch the U-S patrol he had seen from inside his prison. Later, the 43-year-old led troops back to the house where inside, two Iraqis with automatic weapons were found and arrested.
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Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, US military spokesperson He has spoken to his family and he is now ready to get back to work." Hamill, a dairy farmer from Mississippi signed on as truck driver for the Halliburton Corporation in Iraq to pay off debts. He re-surfaced Sunday just south of Tikrit and is reportedly in good health, but suffering from an infected gunshot wound. A wound, first speculated about when his disturbing abduction video was first seen April 10th.
(Reporter's question: What's happened?)

"They attacked our convoy. That's all I'm going to say." The day before, Hamill's convoy was ambushed and set ablaze. His left arm bandaged, and his jeans bloodied - this and video later released on the Arabic TV station Al-Jazeera- was the last anyone had seen or heard anything about the Mississippi native.
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Loved ones feared for the worst when 5 bodies were later found and identified as those from Hamill's same convoy. Then, Sunday, here in Macon Mississippi, Hamill's wife Kellie got a call about 6 in the morning telling her that her husband was found alive and well. She says it was the "best wake-up call" she's ever had
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I feel wonderfull it the best feeling i have had i am so ecstatic Mrs. Hamill says she has no idea when her husband would be returning home or when she'll be able to see him. Elizabeth Sanchez CBS News.))

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The news of Hamill's return has been eclipsed in part by continued fighting in Iraq. At least eleven U-S troops were killed this weekend, including six killed in a barrage of mortars in the western part of the country.
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In Fallujah, former members of Saddam Hussein's army are taking up positions abandoned by Marines, while those holed up inside the city claim victory.
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Militiamen loyal to rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr attacked British forces in the city of Amara, after a number of the Army's militia officials were arrested.
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[James-Search]


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Bedford County authorities are searching for the body of a man believed to have drowned in the James River.
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Police started searching for 51-year-old Joseph Wheeler Friday night. His friends, who he was camping with near the mouth of Matts Creek on the James River, say he went swimming and never returned.
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Today more crews were brought-in to search the river banks while dive teams checked the bottom. State Police also searched with SONAR equipment. Officials say the river is up and moving rapidly making the search a challenge.
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((COLIN BRYNE/BEDFORD COUNTY INVESTIGATOR: WE'RE DEALING WITH ABOUT FOUR FEET OF VISIBILITY SO WHEN WE'RE ON THE BOTTOM WE CAN ONLY SEE ABOUT FOUR FEET AROUND US. SO AS YOU CAN SEE IT'S A FAIRLY WIDE RIVER AND IT BECOMES VERY DIFFICULT TO COVER ALL THE AREA ON THE BOTTOM AND NOT ONLY DEALING WITH VISIBILITY, YOU'RE DEALING WITH THE CURRENTS AND YOU'RE ALSO DEALING WITH THE WATER TEMPERATURE. IT'S FAIRLY COLD.))
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Crews from Big Island to Campbell County came out to help today. The search is expected to continue tomorrow.
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[Carroll-Airport]


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Carroll County's Twin County Airport could see a major upgrade in the coming months.
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The federal government is sending the Hillsville facility more than 1.2 million dollars to widen and resurface the runway. The airport is also designing a new terminal building. Construction on both projects could be finished by the summer of 2005. Officials say the improvements could lead to new industries and jobs for Carroll and Grayson Counties and the city of Galax.
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((RICK BOUCHER: HAVING A MODERN AIRPORT IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. ONE OF THE FIRST QUESTIONS THAT A COMPANY WILL ASKI WHEN IT IS LOOKING AT A NEW LOCATION IS ABOUT THE QUALITY OF GENERAL AVIATION SERVICE. ))
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Five area businessman are also teaming up to build a corporate hanger to house a million dollar turbo jet. They plan on starting a charter business at the airport.
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[Organ-Donor]


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More than two- thousand people are awaiting organ transplants in Virginia. The need for organs is critical, and those who've already received a transplant consider themselves fortunate. As Jennifer Wishon reports, today they got to say thank you to the families of their donors.
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((It was a celebration of life after death in Vinton today. ((NATS OF A NAME BEING READ)) Dozens of donors were remembered and honored for the lives like that of Parke Jones that have been spared. The 51- year- old developed diabetes as a child and suffered from the normal complications as he got older. He needed a new kidney and pancreas and last year his life changed forever.
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The family was Paul and Eileen Lass and the donor was their 14- year- old son Paul Lass the Third. Sunday Parke got to say thank you in person.
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Lives like that of Bedford native Josh Huneycutt. The 13- year- old was born with an under- developed heart. Doctors didn't expect him to live more than a few days, but his parents had faith and at eight days old Josh became the youngest Virginian to undergo a heart transplant.
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One organ donor can help save seven lives, while tissue donors can help save 50.
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Transplants that are helping recipients like Josh Honeycutt live out their dreams while allowing donor families comfort in knowing their loved one lives on. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Vinton.)) [Tease1]
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Still to come on the newscast, the body count appears to be rising in a possible serial killer case in Louisiana...
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and dozens of people had a chance to be a part of motion picture, and racing history. We'll have more on that in just a moment.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Jeff Gordon makes himself right at home in California, George Lynch helps the Hornets prolong their season, and Washington & Lee wins the ODAC lax hardware. Plus, the Avs split two with Kinston and we'll check out Covington's newest ball park. All that and more on the wa

y in sports.))[Gaza-Vote]


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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says he'll respect the results of a referendum that resulted in an embarrassing defeat for him.
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Sharon's Likud (LEE-kood) Party has soundly rejected his plan to pull out of the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank. The result, based on media polls, leaves the future of Sharon's "unilateral disengagement'' from the Palestinians in doubt and his leadership in disarray. The outcome could precipitate a major political crisis. Sharon says while he respects the results, he won't resign. Close supporters say the pullout is inevitable, despite the referendum outcome.
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The number of alleged victims continues to grow for a suspected serial killer in Louisiana.
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Sean Gillis was arrested Thursday in the deaths of three women. On Friday, police say he confessed to two additional murders. Now, his attorney says Gillis has admitted to killing three more women since 1994 -- for a total of eight. In an interview, Gillis' attorney says he told his client he thought he was ``crazy," and will ask a court to order a psychological evaluation. So far, Gillis has not been charged with any crime, but police are holding him without bond.
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[Celebrities-AIDS]


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Some big-name celebrities gathered in New York this weekend to put the spotlight on some of the world's smallest stars.
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Brooke Shields, Julianne Moore and Roanoke's Tiki Barber were among the participants in this year's Kids for Kids Celebrity Carnival. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
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((JULIANNE MOORE/ACTRESS: PEOPLE SORT OF HAVE THE FEELING THAT IT'S OVER, OR THAT WE'VE DELT WITH MOST OF IT. BUT I THINK THAT WE'RE IN A STATE OF CRISIS RIGHT NOW... WE STILL HAVE MANY MANY PEOPLE WITH THE VIRUS, AND MANY SICK CHILDREN. ))
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"Kids for Kids" is expected to raise 1.2 million dollars. Every dollar raised will directly fund the Foundation's many programs to provide a healthier future for children worldwide.
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[Earnhardt-Movie]


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ESPN Original Entertainment is in Pinehurst North Carolina this weekend, looking for extras for its movie about Dale Earnhardt, Senior.
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Filming for the movie, titled, "3" is set to begin in Rockingham next week. They're looking for extras in all shapes and sizes, but predominately adult men. The network is also seeking cars, car haulers, and campers.
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The movie isn't without controversy. Earnhardt's wife and other family members told The Charlotte Observer that they weren't happy with the script. In the report, ESPN admitted to taking some dramatic license. The movie "3" will star actor Barry Pepper as Earnhardt.
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A little bit later in sports, we'll have highlights from the Auto Club 500 from Fontana...
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and also, are you ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Perhaps some precious pooches will help your party planning.
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[Burch-Everest]


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An alumnus of Roanoke College is receiving national recognition for amazing physical feats..
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Sean Burch graduated from Roanoke in 1992. Now USA Today has him ranked as one of the most fit people in the world. Burch recently won his first marathon at the North Pole and last year he climbed Mt. Everest.
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Yesterday, he addressed the graduating class at his alma mater. He credits the education he received at Roanoke College in helping him get where he is today.
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((SEAN BURCH/ROANOKE ALUMNI: A LOT OF IT'S MENTAL, MORE MENTAL THAN PHYSICAL. SO I HAVE A GOOD NACK FOR THE MENTAL PART OF IT WHICH IS MARTIAL ARTS, WHICH I STARTED HERE IN ROANOKE COLLEGE. SO, IT'S KIND OF FITTING THAT I COME AND ADDRESS THE STUDENTS AND TALK ABOUT THAT AS WELL.))
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Burch says his next step is introducing his fitness philosophy throughout the United States and Europe. He trains for four-hours everyday!
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[Lemonade-Stand]


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A children's lemonade stand is generating big money for one local organization.
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Yesterday these kids opened their lemonade stand for the season. Instead of collecting quarters to spend on themselves- the kids are raising money for the Rescue Mission's Women and Children's Center. The organization has already raised more than three-million dollars and wants to raise 725-thousand more to aid in construction costs. The stand will be open Monday through Friday from 11:30-1:30, and on Saturdays, from 11:30-2:30.
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[Fair]


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Visitors to one Roanoke County park took a step back in time today.
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The third annual Virginia Renaissance Faire was held at Green Hill Park today. Performers dressed in period costume and created a 16th Century village complete with jousting. Organizers say the event is popular because the cast has so much fun.
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The faire also included medieval crafts and food. Organizers say it's important to have these events in Virginia because the state was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth.
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Coming up, Jeff Gordon cruises in California, W&L wins another ODAC lax title, and we'll get a 10 cent tour of Covington's newest sports complex, but first our extra point,
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The Detroit Red Wings say that Steve Yzerman is out indefinitely after being hit in the eye with a puck during Saturday's 1-nothing loss against Calgary. Stevie Y has a fractured left eye socket and scratched cornea.
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Jeff Gordon's win at Talladega last weekend stirred up quite the controversy. Today, Gordon's 6th career victory in the state of California was much more popular.
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Rusty Wallace couldn't stay out of harm's way in this one. First, Tony Stewart runs Wallace into the fence.
Then a little later, Kurt Busch loses control and slides back across the racetrack, clipping the 2 car of Wallace, effectively ending the day for Rusty who won the Cali spring race three years ago.
Gordon had Bobby Labonte in his rear view as the laps wound down, but Labonte was one of several cars to run out of gas on the final lap. Gordon cruised to victory lane for his 3rd victory in 8 races at Fontana.
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The NBA Playoffs rolled on this afternoon and believe it or not, the Hornets and Heat are still in the first round.
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Roanoke's George Lynch scored 16 points for the Hornets including this three pointer from the top. New Orleans nearly blew
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an 18 point fourth quarter lead but held on to win 89-83 forcing a game 7.
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Out west, Tim Duncan scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The Spurs took a 1-oh lead on Shaq and the Lakers 88 to 78.
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[S-ODAC]


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Washington & Lee is the ODAC lacrosse champion for the 8th time after beating Roanoke today in the tourney final.


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Bill Pilat's Maroons were making their first championship game appearance since the conference went to the tourney format.
The Generals went up 4-nothing in the first quarter, but Roanoke finally came to life with 3 minutes left in the half. Adam Saunders goes hard to the cage and scores to get the Maroons on the board.
W&L led 6-3 at the half, and Richard Williams adds to the lead with this tally in the third period.
In the fourth quarter, Chris Davis feeds Jeff Pattison who finds the back of the net on the low bouncer for Roanoke, but the Maroons still trailed by 2.
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Mike Mcnamara put this one out of reach for the Generals adding another goal as Washington & Lee won it 11-8.
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The Salem Avalanche split a doubleheader with Kinston today on an overcast afternoon at Salem Memorial.
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It was good to have a spot in the skybox today with the threat of showers in the air.
The opener was scoreless into the 7th when Pat Peavey lifted a sac fly to right field scoring Ryan Stegall from third to put the Avs up 1-nothing.
Still in the 7th, Gavin Wright laced a base knock to centerfield and Adam Seuss crossed the plate. Salem
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won game one 2-nothing, but dropped game two by the same score. Myrtle Beach comes to town Monday for the first of four games.
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[S-Jackson]


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The spring season for high school sports is winding down, but the Covington high school softball team is still reveling in its new facility. Intern reporter Tonya Sizemore has the story of the Jackson River Recreation Sports Complex, a field of dreams that was a long time coming.
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((Many people in the community of Covington were involved in the project, giving grants and donating land. The 1.2 million dollar facility was completed in late fall. The Jackson River Recreation Sports Complex features five lighted softball fields, basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, soccer fields, playground equipment, plus a walking trail and picnic areas. Covington is the first community in the country to have the latest technology in sports field lighting. All of the lights are controlled by computers timers through a satellite dish. Movable support panel fences and portable mounds make the new fields versatile, and as a result, they are booked through the end of summer. Covington's softball team is enjoying its new digs, and the players are anxious to introduce other local schools to the facility in the upcoming Blue Ridge District Softball Tournament. Sara: Tonya: Dressler has a lot of vision for the future of the complex, but at the moment he is concentrating on the landscaping and aesthetics. In Covington, Tonya Sizemore, News 7 Sports.))


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They're the tiny little dogs that had just about everybody speaking Spanish.
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But instead of promoting Taco bell, these chihuauhuas were promoting Cinco de Mayo. Chihuahuas of all sizes gathered in Chandler, Arizona for the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. Each year, Chihuahuas and their owners come to A-J Chandler Park to show off their style, just hang out, or participate in the popular Chihuahua races. Cinco de Mayo, or the 5th of May, commemorates the Mexican victory over the French army in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. (------------)