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Today on News 7 at 5, police in Pittsylvania County search for a man tied to a break-in that left one man dead.
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Also we'll hear from a man who says there is gold in the mountains surrounding Floyd County.
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[Weather-Head]
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Cooler weather's heading our way but it could trigger a few thunderstorms before it arrives. I'll have your weekend forecast.

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President Bush campaigned for some tough votes today.
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[VO-NAT]

Meanwhile a key member of the White House decides to walk away from a cake job.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

And is passenger rail service coming to the Valley? News 7 at 5 is next.

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The search continues for a third man suspected of taking part in an attempted break-in that led to the shooting death of a North Carolina man this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Authorities say the three men.. all from Eden, North Carolina.. tried to force their way into this home on Hill Creek Road in Pittsylvania County early Wednesday morning.
The resident.. David Lee Gammon.. exchanged shots with the suspects, apparently hitting one of them in the back.
Jerry Wayne Weadon's body was found in Henry County later that day.
Police have 43-year-old Michael Robin Wilson in custody.. they're still looking for 44-year-old Timothy Willard Thornton.
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[SOT 14:49:12]
[IN Q=Definitely we]

((MAJOR GARY GOODSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: DEFINITELY WE WOULD CHARACTERIZE HIM AS ARMED AND DANGEROUS AND WE HIGHLY SUGGEST IF ANYONE DOES ENCOUNTER HIM TO CALL THEIR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAlS. DON'T TRY TO DO ANYTHING TO BRING ATTENTION TO YOURSELF.))
[SUPER=01-Major Gary Goodson/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Office]
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[OUT Q=attention to yourself.]
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Authorities have not decided whether Gammon will face charges for Weadon's shooting death.
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The father-in-law of a missing Utah woman says he confronted his son about the disappearance and he denied having anything to do with it.
Police have called Mark Hacking a person of interest in the case- but have not said much more.
Jennifer Miller has more on the search from Salt Lake City.
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[SUPER=04-Amateur Video;]
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[SUPER=01-Douglas Hacking/Mark's Father;]
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((
IT SEEMED LIKE A PERFECT MARRIAGE. BUT AS POLICE INVESTIGATE LORI HACKINGS DISAPPEARANCE, IT'S BECOMING CLEAR THAT HER HUSBAND MARK WAS BATTLING SOME UNSEEN DEMONS.
MARK REPORTED LORI MISSING MONDAY MORNING, JUST 26 MINUTES AFTER BUYING A NEW MATTRESS. POLICE WONT SAY WHETHER THEY FOUND THE OLD ONE, BUT THEY HAVE HAULED OFF THE BOX SPRING THAT WENT WITH IT.
LATER MONDAY NIGHT AUTHORITIES RESPONDED TO A DISTURBANCE OUTSIDE THIS HOTEL. MARK WAS THERE. Det. Dwayne Baird/Salt Lake City Police Dept. ) When our officers arrived they determined there was a situation that needed medical attention. THE NEXT MORNING MARK WAS HOSPITALIZED AFTER HAVING WHAT HIS FAMILY CALLS A PSYCHOLOGICAL CRASH. THE FAMILY THEN LEARNED MARKS STORY ABOUT GRADUATING FROM COLLEGE AND APPLYING TO MEDICAL SCHOOL WAS BOGUS.
DOUGLAS HACKING/MARKS FATHER Weve asked ourselves did we see it coming and I have to say we didnt see it coming, I have to say weve been completely blindsided by this.
MILLER STANDUP BRIDGE: MARK TOLD POLICE LORI CAME TO THIS PARK MONDAY FOR AN EARLY MORNING JOG. HER CAR WAS HERE, BUT POLICE SEEM TO DOUBT WHETHER LORI EVER SHOWED UP.
Detective Dwayne Baird/Salt Lake City Police Dept. We dont have any indication of where she was or if she was there at City Creek Canyon or at Memory Grove. Thats why we ended our search in that area.

(SOT, DOUGLAS HACKING, MARK'S FATHER, "I looked him in the eye and

asked.... he said no."
AND SO THE FAMILIES WAIT AND HOLD OUT HOPE THAT LORI HACKING MIGHT STILL BE FOUND ALIVE. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, SLC ))

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A water problem is giving some students in the New River Valley an early start to their weekend.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FULL]
Evening classes have been canceled at the New River Valley Community College in Dublin.
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[5-Tax-increases]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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They haven't even taken effect yet but some legislators are talking about rolling back the recent tax hikes.
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With the state treasury showing a surplus, some conservative lawmakers want to scale back the one-point-four billion dollar tax increase enacted this year.
Increases in the sales tax, cigarette tax and other fees are scheduled to take effect September first.
Senator John Chichester, who voted for the tax hikes, says a 323 million dollar surplus is no reason to start cutting taxes.
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[SOT 08:34]
[IN Q=WE HAVE A NEIGHBORING STATE]

((SENATOR JOHN CHICHESTER/R-FREDERICKSBURG: WE HAVE A NEIGHBORING STATE THAT DOES THAT EVERY TIME THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF RED INK, THEY RAISE TAXES WHENEVER THERE'S A SMIDGEN ABOVE, THERE'S BLACK INK, THEY CUT TAXES AND THEY HAVE A HARD TIME BALANCING THEIR BUDGET. THEY'RE NOT A AAA BOND RATED STATE. AND WE NEED TO MAINTAIN A DEPENDABLE SOURCE OF REVENUE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Fredericksburg]
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[OUT Q=A DEPENDABLE SOURCE OF REVENUE.]
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Chichester was referring to North Carolina.
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[5-Bush]


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The Presidential Race is getting into full swing.
President Bush today visited the National Urban League where he addressed African Americans- asking for their votes.
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[VO-NAT 07.5]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI]


President Bush says the republican party may not be perfect on minority issues- but it's willing to listen.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: DOES THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TAKE AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTERS FOR GRANTED? THAT'S A FAIR QUESTION. I KNOW PLENTY OF POLITICIANS ASSUME THEY HAVE YOUR VOTE, BUT DO THEY EARN IT AND DO THEY DESERVE IT?))
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[OUT Q=do they deserve it?]



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President Bush also spelled out a plan to expand business ownership among minorities-
He says it's up to the government to give all Americans the chance to realize their dream.

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Rival John Kerry is with his running mate John Edwards- in the state Kerry was born- Colorado.
Today Edwards was talking education.
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[SOT 16:16:42]

((JOHN EDWARDS: WITH JOHN KERRY AS PRESIDENT WE WILL NO LONGER HAVE TWO SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN THIS NATION, ONE FOR THE AFFLUENT AND ONE FOR EVERYBODY ELSE.. WELL HAVE A SCHOOL SYSTEM THAT WORKS FOR EVERYBODY.))
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[OUT Q=for everybody.]


[Talent-Jean]
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Kerry and Edwards will stop in four key states on their way to next weeks coonvention in Boston- Iowa, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

[Convention]


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Our digital channel "7-too" will present both Democratic and Republican party conventions gavel-to-gavel, without interruption or anchor commentary.
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[Take 7-too FS Event523] Our presentation of the Democratic convention begins Monday at 4:00 p.m. on Digital Channel 7-too. Cox digital cable customers can see it on Channel 107.
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Coming up after this quick break, we'll tell you why some people are optimistic passenger rail service will return to the Roanoke Valley.
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Also there are some scary moments in the Philippines today after a building collapses in Manila.
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A building collapsed in the heart of Manila's commercial center today.
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The eight story building gave warning signs of the collapse in the early morning as it began to tilt. This allowed hundreds of patrons to evacuate the building and prevent any injuries. The facility was only five years old and the owner blames the digging at nearby construction sites for the collapse.


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It will be a while before the conductor yells "All Aboard," but the prospect of restoring passenger rail service to Roanoke appears to be improving.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Norfolk Southern Corporation says it now views passenger rail as "business opportunity," and is willing to explore the possibility.
And a group pushing the the Trans Dominion Express, has purchased five passenger cars that would be used for the service.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It shows a great ]

((KAY STRICKLAND/COMMITTEE MEMBER: IT SHOWS A GREAT LEVEL OF COMMITMENT ON NORFOLK SOUTHERN'S PART, ON THE STATE'S PART AND CERTAINLY ON THE COMMITTEE'S PART TO GO AHEAD AND BUY FIVE PIECES OF PASSENGER RAIL EQUIPMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Kay Strickland/Trans Dominion Express Committee Member]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=buy five pieces of passenger rail equipment.]
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[VO-NAT]


Funding for the project remains a major hurdle. The project would require an investment of more than 100- million dollars.
Tonight on News 7 at Six, we'll hear from Governor Warner on the prospects for state funding.
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[5-Floyd-Gold]


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A Floyd County man is hoping more people will take advantage of a GOLDEN opportunity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]

Tom Wurtz wants more folks to start searching the hills and streams for the county's gold. Experts say there's quite a bit of gold coming out of the Blue Ridge Mountains into Floyd county. Wurtz has spent the last 20 years looking for it as a hobby. He's found, flakes panning in the Little River and believes he even may have found a good size deposit on some of his land.
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[IN Q=There's got to]
[SUPER=01-Tom Wurtz/Gold Seeker;]

((TOM WURTZ: THERE'S GOT TO BE NUGGETS CLOSE BY. CAUSE THAT'S GOLD YOU SEE, YOU CAN FEEL, YOU CAN HOLD AND THE NEXT SHOVEL MAY CONTAIN A NUGGET. KNOW BODY EVER NKOWS.NOBODY EVER FOUND ANY THAT i KNOW OF, IF THEY DID THEY CAN CALL ME.))


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[OUT Q=can call me.]
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[VO-NAT]

Experts say mining for the gold in Floyd County, might be too costly to make any money. Coming up tonight at 6:00, we'll tell you why the head of Virginia Tech's Geo-Sciences Department says he wouldn't be surprised if someone finally hit the jackpot on one of there searchs.
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[5-War-College]


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High school students from around the country are in Lexington this summer, sharpening their minds and bodies for possible careers in the military. Richard Lesko has a look at the program.
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[SUPER=01-Cory Benson/Junior War College Student; :28]
[SUPER=01-Matt Adolph/Junior War College Student; :45]
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((NAT SOUND OF INSTRUCTION))
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The Rats may not arrive for several weeks, but class is still in session at VMI. Nearly 3-hundred top R-O-T-C students from high schools across the country have been learning the basics, from tactics and strategy to team and confidence building.
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[IN Q=I'm going to learn...]

((CORY BENSON/JUNIOR WAR COLLEGE STUDENT; I'M GOING TO LEARN HEAPS OF BATTLE SKILLS, LIKE TACTICS, STRATEGY, HOW TO MANAGE TROOPS, HOW TO PLAN A COURSE OF ACTION AND MAKE EVERYTHING PRECISE.))
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[OUT Q=make everything precise.]

The Junior War College is based around an officer's training course, and is held specifically for students who have military careers ahead of them.
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[SOT - 17:42:24]
[IN Q=I plan on joining the Marines...]

((MATT ADOLPH/JUNIOR WAR COLLEGE STUDENT; I PLAN ON JOINING THE MARINES, BEING IN IT FOR 30 YEARS. REPORTER: SO THIS IS A GOOD START? ADOLPH: YEAH, A REAL GOOD START.))
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[OUT Q=a real good start.]

This is the first year for the war college, officials say it gives prospective students a look at what life would be like both in the military, and at V-M-I.
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[IN Q=These are all select...]

((FLOYD DUNCAN/PROGRAM DIRECTOR; THESE ARE ALL SELECT STUDENTS, TOPS IN THEIR CLASS . RECOMMENDED BY GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, INTERESTED IN THE MILITARY, VERY WELL DISCIPLINED, VERY WELL FOCUSED. ))
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[OUT Q=very well focused.]

And by tackling the challenges immediately ahead of them, student say the school gives them a clear direction to follow.
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[IN Q=It's just basically...]

((CORY BENSON/JUNIOR WAR COLLEGE STUDENT; IT'S JUST BASICALLY PREPARING YOU TO BECOME A GREAT LEADER, TO BECOME THE NEXT GREAT LEADER OF AMERICA.))
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[OUT Q=great leader of America.]

Richard Lesko, News 7, Lexington.))

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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll tell you why you will not be seeing Tony Soprano anytime soon.
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[VO]
Plus you'll be seeing Dale Earnhardt Junior at the race this weekend... but not for very long.
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Fans of "The Sopranos" have to hope good things come to those that wait.
An executive with H-B-O says new episodes will not be ready until 2006.
He hopes the show's creator, David Chase, will write more than the ten episodes he's promised for the final season.


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Coming up later on the newscast, there's going to be a big change at the White House, no matter who wins the election.
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[S5-UVa]


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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Friday ticker than begins with something that would make Barney Fife a proud man - "Bud Nipping." UVa head football coach Al Groh announced this afternoon that incoming freshman Ahmad Bradshaw will not participate with the team this season. Bradshaw, was arrested early Saturday morning outside of Charlottesville nightspot and charged with underage alcohol possession and obstruction of justice.
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[SUPER=03-Bluefield/Last December; :00]

Bradshaw was a Super Prep all-American at Graham high school in Bluefield where he had back-back 2000 yard seasons. He was projected to play defense for UVa, but now he will do nothing this season. Bradshaw had some other off-the-field legal problems before arriving at UVa.
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The Nextel Cup circuit is in Loudon, New Hampshire this weekend, and this morning Dale Earnhardt, Jr. surprisingly showed up at the track to talk about his fiery crash last Sunday for the first time since the accident.
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[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Will Start Sunday's Race; :00]
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[OUT Q=...where the fire wasn't]
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[VO NAT CON'T] He'll start Sunday's race and then get relief from Martin Truex, Junior who qualified the car third. Here's the starting grid.
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[S5-Tour]


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Lance Armstrong didn't win today's 18th stage of the Tour De France, but he maintained his four minute and nine second advantage.
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[SUPER=03-Lons-Le-Saunier, France/OLN; :00]

Lance began today in France taking it easy, while a report in the New York Times indicated that he was planning to skip the Tour next year. He went out today with his teammates and finished 74th, but did not lose a second of his lead. The Tour finishes up in Paris on Sunday as Lance looks to become the first person ever to win six titles.
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More for you tonight at the top of the hour. Please folks have a safe Friday night and a pleasant weekend. Jean will be right back. [GO TO BREAK]

[5Marketwatch]


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On Wall Street today, some disappointing earnings reports dragged down the stock markets.
With that and all today's business news, here's Alexis Christoforous.
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One of the most stressful jobs at the White House takes place in its kitchen.
Aleen Sirgany takes us behind the scenes with the White House Pastry Chef, who is hanging up his apron after 25 years.
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((THIS IS THE CLOSEST YOU'LL EVER GET TO A PUFF PIECE OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE.
nat this is all candyall made by hand
RETIRING PASTRY CHEF ROLAND MESNIER CREATES NOT ONLY DESSERTS...BUT MASTERPIECES.

(SOT)

its almost like putting on a showthe same with desert
HE'S BEEN ON THE JOB FOR A QUARTER-CENTURY BEGINNING WITH THE CARTER ADMINISTRATION. BUT AFTER 25 YEARS OF SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, THE CHEF IS HANGING UP HIS PASTRY TIPS AND LEAVING THE WHITE HOUSE.

(SOT)

do you remember your first dayi was terrified
AND ANYBODY WOULD BE. CHEF MESNIER HAS PREPARED DESSERTS FOR WORLD LEADERS, PRIME MINISTERS, KINGS AND QUEENS.

(SOT)Roland Mesnier/White House Pastry Chef

many time I wake up in the middle of the night at two o'clock sweating because I know what's waiting for me and maybe this time we go too far.

(bridge ALEEN SIRGANY/REPORTING)

THE CHEF DOESN'T LET ANY DESSERT LEAVE THIS KITCHEN WITHOUT TASTING IT FIRST... GREAT JOB...THIS IS SO GOOD!)
THAT'S NO SURPRISE, GIVEN HOW MUCH TIME GOES INTO MAKING THESE TREATS. THIS GIRAFFE TOOK THREE DAYS. THE ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE DISPLAY TAKES MONTHS!
...AND OF COURSE, LETS NOT FORGET ....(HOW MANY) PRESIDENTS. THE CHEF SAYS RONALD REAGAN HAD THE BIGGEST SWEET TOOTH:

(SOT, if the president was eating alone, the first lady going away, we'd

sneak him something that we were not supposed to, (LIKE WHAT?) the like chocolate mousse.
DESPITE YEARS OF 80-HOUR WORKWEEKS, SAYING GOODBYE WILL BE BITTERSWEET.

(SOT)

there is some sadness and to leave the first family respect and love
AS THEY SAY, PARTING...IS SUCH "SWEET" SORROW. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE.))
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