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Coming up on News 7-
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Thunder and lightning filled the skies across much of the region. A top Iraqi official is targeted in a car-bomb attack that killed four people. Some local hairstylists try out their artistic skills, while helping those in need. And cicadas -- it's what's for dinner.
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News 7 is next.

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Thunderstorms rumble through the region producing impressive lightning and heavy downpours in some areas.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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What started out as a hot and sunny day quickly changed over to thunderous storms.
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In the Roanoke Valley, the storms started around 6 o'clock. Some areas remained bone dry, but storms producing downpours were just a few miles away. Some residents reported golf ball sized hail or larger, and severe thunderstorm warnings popped up lasting for most of the evening.
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A school bus driver involved in a crash yesterday is still in the hospital.
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Walt Kugelman is listed in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was the driver of bus 147 that ran off of Buck Mountain Road near the Blue Ridge Parkway overpass yesterday afternoon. 26 elementary and middle students were on the bus when it crashed, three suffered minor injuries.
Witnesses say the driver apparently had a medical problem just before the accident.
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A close call for an Iraqi government minister wounded in a suicide car bomb attack today in Baghdad. A group linked to al-Qaida has claimed responsibility for the bombing that killed four others. Cami McCormick has more.
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((Another assassination attempt in Baghdad: This time targeting a Deputy with the country's new Interior Ministry. Four Iraqi guards and a woman were killed when an explosion took place in front of the Deputy's home. Officials say it was a suicide bomber - a group linked to Al Qaeda claimed responsibility - the same group which claims to have killed the head if Iraq's Governing Council, less than a week ago.
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sound up: "These are not just standard binoculars" Saturday, U-S military spokesman Mark Kimmitt showed reporters slides of what the U-S says was found at the site of a bombing last week in Iraq's Western Desert... Things he insists are used for much more sinister activities than a wedding party.
SOT: Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt / Deputy Chief of Operations

The more that we look at the post strike intelligence, the more that we continue to dig into what we found at that location, the more that we were persuaded that there was not a wedding going on. (APTN - truck loads of dead) But Iraqis say the attack was unjustified - insisting the U-S hit a wedding party in which dozens were killed - including women and children. These pictures from APTN seemingly back that story- smashed remains of what are said to be wedding tents and musical instruments were found at the scene. And a well-known wedding singer - says his brother died in the attack. While an in
vestigation is still on going - right now - the U-S believes the target was a safe house for foreign fighters SOT: Brig

. Gen. Mark Kimmitt / Deputy Chief of Operations There may have been some kind of celebration, bad people have celebrations too, bad people have parties too Meanwhile clashes continue in the holy city of Najaf between militia loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr and U-S Troops. More promising developments came in nearby Karbala where al Sadr and a moderate cleric both claim a deal has been struck to end the fighting. Cami McCormick, CBS News, Baghdad))

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Members of OPEC met in Amsterdam today, but they didn't talk about taking steps to lower crude oil prices.
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Instead, a decision on raising supplies will wait until next month. OPEC's president said the world markets could absorb another two-point-three MILLION barrels per day than is currently being produced.
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((PURNOMO USGIANTORO/OPEC PRESIDENT--THE CONSULTATION OBSERVED THAT BRINGING ORDER AND STABILITY TO THE OIL MARKET IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL STAKE HOLDERS IN THE INDUSTRY.))
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The Saudi Arabian government has already said it will increase production by at least 8 and a half MILLION barrels per day, and the other cartel countries are expected to follow suit. World oil prices dropped to less than 40 dollars a barrel for the first time in over a week on news of the Saudi plan.

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A bumpy ride has left President Bush with a few bumps and bruises.
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The White House says Bush suffered cuts and bruises today after a spill while mountain biking on his Texas ranch. He suffered some minor abrasions and scratches on his chin, lip, nose, right hand and both knees. Bush's personal doctor was along for the ride and cleaned the cuts. Bush finished the last mile of his ride -- refusing a Secret Service offer to drive him home. A spokesman says there had been a lot of rain in the area lately and that the topsoil was wet.
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Still ahead on the newscast, The race for the 9th Congressional district heats up as the ballot is finalized...
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and also these women show off their homework and hairstyles to raise money for the Roanoke Rescue Mission.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports office. Coming up later, Nascar's all star race turns into a demolition derby. The Avs try to defuse the Cannons and Chad Campbell goes low at the Colonial. Plus, NBA playoffs and Tampa Bay will play for Lord Stanley's Cup. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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An art show in Roanoke proved to be one hair-raising event.
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Students at the BarPalma Beauty Academy presented their first annual *hair-art* show. They modeled everything from classic summer braids to formal, sleek "up- dos." Nearly two- hundred people turned out for the event which all began as a classroom assignment.
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((WALT HODGES: WE HAD THEM DRAW DESIGNS OF HAIR AND COLORIZE THEM AND FAST FORWARD TO HERE.))
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Hodges told the audience that Cleopatra was one of the first women to use hair color. Admission to the event was either an item or donation to the Roanoke Rescue Mission.
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Students at community colleges in Virginia will have to pay more to go to class next year.
Less than two years after it voted to raise tuition by 31-percent, the State Board for Community Colleges voted yesterday to boost the tuition by 6-point-9 percent.
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The board supported an increase in October 2002 in the face of budget cuts that were leading to layoffs, larger classes and fewer course offerings.
Now, board members say the increase will raise more than nine-million dollars for the state's 23 community colleges to pay for full-time faculty and projects.
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The rate increase means tuition for in-state students will jump from just over 59-dollars per credit hour to more than 63 dollars. [take dollar board fs]
That'll be about 50-dollars more per semester for a full time student, who's tuition will now be just under 760-dollars.
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The board also voted to give faculty a one percent raise on top of the three percent that Virginia's budget provides for effective November 25th.

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Some libraries in Roanoke may soon get a little noisy.
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The Roanoke Public Library Advisory board is now in the process of organizing a 10-month comprehensive study for the city's library system. Officials say the study will look at things like improving parking to the downtown library, relocating outdated branches, and developing links with higher education facilities.
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((DEMETRIA TUCKERS/ACTING DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES: AND WE WANT TO HAVE OUR CITIZENS GIVE US INPUT, WHEN IT COMES TO COLLECTION AND THE TYPES OF COLLECTIONS THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THEIR FACILITIES, AS WELL AS IF THESE FACILITIES NEED EXPANSION AND RENOVATION.))
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[TAKE MEETING BOARD FS] The public meeting will be held Tuesday, May 25th at six-p-m in the Jefferson Center's Fitzpatrick Hall. For more information, call 540-853-6419.
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[9th-District]


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Republicans in the Ninth Congressional District nominated Dickinson County native Kevin Triplett today. As Jennifer Wishon reports, they're hoping HE has what it takes to un-seat 22- year incumbant Rick Boucher.
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Republicans stood and cheered as Kevin Triplett accepted his parties' nomination at George Wythe High School Saturday.
They hope he'll be able to convince Boucher loyals it's time for a change.
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((KEVIN TRIPLETT: WHEN YOU'VE SEEN MANUFACTURING JOBS CLOSE, WHEN YOU SAW 138 COAL MINES CLOSE IN THE 90'S IT'S A MAJOR ISSUE. I MEAN THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN ABLE TO RECOVER FROM THREE RECESSIONS, YET THE 9TH DISTRICT HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO LATCH ON TO THAT AND THE CHALLENGE IS LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THAT 22 YEARS IS LONG ENOUGH.))
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Friday Triplett received an endorsement from Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and says his campaign was validated last month when Vice President Dick Cheney joined him in Roanoke for a fundraiser. A former NASCAR executive, Triplett has been back in the Ninth District for about a year now. He says his experience with the fastest growing sport in the nation will help him get the District's economy back on track.
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((KEVIN TRIPLETT: SOMETIMES I THINK JUST HAVING A COMMON SENSE BUSINESS PRAGMATISM AND JUST BEING ABLE TO SAY WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND, WHAT ARE YOUR CONCERNS AND BEING ABLE TO TAKE THAT AND HELP I THINK IS BETTER THAN BEING DISCONNECTED AFTER 22 YEARS.))
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But for many District residents Congressman Rick Boucher is very much connected. Saturday he held a town meeting at Carroll County High School - just one of about a hundred such meetings held across the district each year.
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((RICK BOUCHER: I THINK THE PEOPLE OF THE 9TH DISTRICT ARE VERY COMFORTABLE WITH THE WORK WE'RE DOING. MY PRIORITIES ARE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. WE'VE CREATED 40,000 NET JOBS SINCE THE TIME I TOOK OFFICE, THE ECONOMY IS IMPROVING... MEASURES OF SUCCESS OF A MEMBER OF CONGRESS.))
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The Congressman says one example of his continued commitment to economic growth can be seen at Carroll County's Twin County Airport. Earlier this month he secured more than a million dollars in federal funding to widen and resurface the runway- an improvement he believes will help attract new industries to the area.
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: FOR NOW, BOUCHER SAYS HE'LL FOCUS ON THE JOB HE WAS ELECTED TO DO AND WON'T KICK HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN INTO HIGH GEAR UNTIL CONGRESS GOES INTO RECESS IN THE FALL. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7.))
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Up ahead on the newscast, we'll take a jog around a new trail in Radford...
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and we'll show you some creepy, crawly, and TASTY recipes for some delicacies that only come around every 17 years.
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An afternoon jog in Radford may be a bit more scenic these days. The Riverway pedestrian trail celebrated the completion of its first phase this morning through Bisset (BIH-set) Park.

Intern reporter Jeremy Butterfield has more.
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Since the New River is the OLDEST form of transportation in Radford, it seemed only fitting that the newest way to get around lay next to it. The Riverway is a pedestrian trail, just less than three miles long, that snakes around the shores of the New River and into Wildwood park. Plans for the trail have been in the city books since the 80's, but a lack of funding and community support kept it from being put into motion.
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((JIM HURT/CITY ENGINEER:WHEN PATHWAYS CAME ALONG TO GIVE A LOT OF CITIZEN SUPPORT TO THE EFFORT AND THEN WE WERE ABLE TO FIND A SOURCE OF FUNDING THAT ENABLED THE PROJECT TO BE CONSTRUCTED. THAT WAS THE FINAL MOST SIGNIFICANT THING....TO GET US WHERE WE ARE TODAY.))
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Pathways for Radford is a volunteer organization that was founded by Bruce Mahin in 1998. He formed the group in an effort to bring the Riverway to life.
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((BRUCE MAHIN/FOUNDER OF PATHWAYS:IF EVERYBODY HELPS A LITTLE BIT. THEN THE CUMULATIVE EFFORT IS INCREDIBLE, AND WE HAVE HAD SOME MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE JUST HELPING A LITTLE BIT AND IT MAKES A HUGE RESULT, IT MAKES A HUGE RESULT BECAUSE OF ALL THE LITTLE EFFORTS.))
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Together Pathways and the city secured federal grants to pay for the walkway. More than 900 thousand dollars of the total 1.2 million needed for the project was provided by the Transportation Enhancement Act.
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((JEREMY BUTTERFIELD/INTERN REPORTER:THE TRAIL WILL NOT END HERE. PATHWAYS HOPES TO APPLY FOR MORE FEDERAL FUNDING IN THE FALL WHICH THEY HOPE WILL ALLOW THE RIVERWAY TO EXTEND TO THE WEST END OF RADFORD. JEREMY BUTTERFIELD, NEWS 7, RADFORD.))
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For the first time in nearly half a century, a documentary has taken the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Micheal Moore's controversial documentary, *Farenheit nine-eleven,* traces the links between President Bush's family and the family of Osama bin Laden, and the war on terror.
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Moore has always enjoyed success at Cannes. His last feature 'Bowling for Columbine' received critical acclaim and an award at Cannes four years ago. The last documentary to win the Palm d'Or at Cannes was *Jacques Cousteau's* Silent World.
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Just about every weekend there's some sort of cookoff -- chili, barbecue, ribs ... cicada's (sih-CAY-duhs).
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That's right, today in Fairfax, hundreds gathered to show off and eat their favorite cicada dish. It's not often you can have a cicada cookoff, this brood of the insect only comes out of hybernation every 17 years. The five judges at today's event were *entomology* graduate students at the University of Maryland. The top prize went to a dish of cicadas and fried rice.
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Coming up, all star festivities from Charlotte, the Avs fight the Cannons and the weather in Salem, and post season pucks and hoops, but first our extra point,
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Virginia lacrosse coach Dom Starsia will be the featured speaker at the season ending banquet for Roanoke Valley lax this weekend.
Starsia will speak to the girls and boys high school teams from all across the Roanoke Valley at the Wyndam Hotel Sunday afternoon at 5pm. Starsia has spent 12 seasons at UVA winning two national titles. He's been selected ACC coach of the year six times and is widely regarded as one of the best teachers and motivators in the game.
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The Nextel All Star Challenge has turned into a crash fest tonight in Charlotte and as a result, the event is just now starting the third and final segment.
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Let's start with the Open. On the very first lap, Casey Mears drops a transmission, and the field stacks up behind him before ever reaching turn one. Among the cars involved were those of Jeff Burton, Ricky Rudd and Jimmy Spencer.

Sterling Marlin won the transfer spot into the main event.
And in the big show, the crinkled cars continued as Kurt Busch runs right over his teammate Greg Biffle on a restart taking out 12 cars in the meleee.
Ryan Newman was the leader after the first two segments but elected not to pit before the final 20 laps.
That gamble cost the 12 team as Matt Kenseth used the bump and run to get past Newman with 2 laps to go claiming his first all star race victory and a cool million dollars.
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The Salem Avalanche has been pretty good at home this season, winning 12 of its 21 games at Salem Memorial, including four in a row and 7 of 9.
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Tonight, the Avs looked to continue that success against Potomac for the second straight night.
The Cannons jumped on top in the 2nd with a big inning. Kevin Howard fights off the pitch into short left centerfield. That was good for 2 runs batted in. Potomac led it 3-nothing after an inning and a half.
Salem got a run back in the bottom half as Jon Helquist laces a shot down the line in left. Pat Peavey was on his horse and scored all the way from first on the play to get Salem on the board.
The rains came in the 4th forcing a brief delay as the tarps came out.
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Play resumed and the Cannons won it 7 to 3. The same two teams close out the series tomorrow at 2pm.
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In the bigs, the Dodgers Jeff Weaver handcuffed the Braves today, throwing 7 innings of shutout baseball while allowing just 6 hits and striking out nine.
Weaver did give up this 3 run homer to Dewayne Wise in the 8th, but little else as the Dodgers beat the
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Braves 7 to 4. Atlanta is just 5 and 9 against the NL West this season.
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Over in the American League, the Rangers beat the Yankees for a second straight day and they did it in dramatic fashion scoring 3 runs in their final two at-bats. Rod Barajas won it in the 9th
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with a walk off homer to deep left field as Texas won it over the Yanks 4 to 3.
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Rick Carlisle used to be the coach of the Pistons while Larry Brown was the head man for the Pacers at one time. The two found themselves on opposite sidelines tonight in Game one of the NBA's Eastern Conference finals.
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Jermaine O'Neal scored 21 points for the Pacers including these two on the tough fadeaway jumper.
Then check out Al Harrington work the glass for the putback in transition.
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The Pacers got a huge 3 from Reggie Miller late and won Game 1, 78 to 74.
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The Calgary Flames have had some time to rest up after clinching a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals, while the Lightning and the Flyers duked it out in a 7 game series.
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The clincher tonight in Tampa Bay went right down to the wire.
Ruslan Fedetenko got the Lightning on the board with this tally late in the first period.
Fredrik Modine then added this goal from in front early in the second to make it 2-nil Tampa.
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Nicolai Khabibulin was a stone wall between the pipes stopping 22 of 23 shots as Tampa Bay hung on to advance to the Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history with a 2 to 1 win.
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[S-Golf]


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The final round of the Colonial will have a match play feel on Sunday with three golfers tied for the lead.
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[VO-NAT]
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Chad Campbell had it dialed in this afternoon, tying a course record with a round of 61. That included 9 birdies and an eagle. Campbell is in at 8-under.
Also at 8-under Brian Gay, the Fort Worth native who carded a 65 this afternoon.
Lefty Steve Flesch will be among the final pairings on Sunday as well. He too, is at 8-under thanks to shots like that one--chipping in on his way to a 67.
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[Royal-Wedding]


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It's been nearly a hundred years since the last royal nuptuals in Spain, and thousands of well wishers cheered on the latest newlyweds today.
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[VO-NAT]
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Spain's Crown Prince Felipe (fuh-LEEP) and former T-V anchor Letizia Ortize (luh-TEE-zuh or-TIZ) were married in Madrid. The V-I-P banquet included 17-hundred royals and other dignitaries. Intense security measures included fighter jets and 20 thousand police. The festivities have lifted spirits in a city stunned by the March 11th train bombings. (------------) The wedding ceremony was held in the same cathedral as a memorial service for the victims.