[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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[VO-NAT]


The BioTech Center is ready to build- -along the Roanoke River. On NEWS 7 tonight, we'll pinpoint the location and consider what happens when it rains... a LOT.
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And "it's only rock and roll," but they didn't like it enough to keep it. The Arrow goes country.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the NCAA national softball tournament is set to open in Salem tomorrow. Ricky Rudd hooks up with the Marines this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Roanoke Steam suffers two more losses - this time it's not on the scoreboard but on the team's roster.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Cranking up the heat and humidity for Thursday. Our forecast and a Wednesday Weather quiz coming up.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT 00:14:31]
[IN Q=The City Council]

((THE CITY COUNCIL, SET THE GOAL, SET THE PACE AND SET THE TEAM IN PLACE TO WIN THIS COMPETITIVE PRIZE FOR OUR CITY.))


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[OUT Q=our city]
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[VO-NAT]


Mayor Bowers says it took some convincing, but the Carilion Biomedical Institute will be built in Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.


[Biomedical]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC27:02]
[GRAPHIC=Biomedical Center]


Roanoke has won the bid for the Carilion Biomedical Institute and the start of what could be an economic expansion for the city.
But Roanoke had to overcome some major obstacles, before it convinced Carilion, UV-A and Virginia Tech to choose the Star City.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Tonya/Microwave]


Tonya Flory is at the site of the Riverside Centre for Research and Technology.
[Live=Tonya Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Tonya1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]

Roanoke came from behind and managed to persuade the Biomedical Institute to become part of this healthcare park. A lot of this area is on a flood plain, but the city is working to make sure it's NOT a danger.
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[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager; :00]
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: THERE IS A FLOOD PLAIN REDUCTION PROJECT THAT WILL SOON BE GETTING UNDERWAY THAT WILL MITIGATE FLOODING IN THAT AREA, IT WON'T ELIMINATE IT, BUT AS NEW CONSTRUCTION OCCURS IN THAT AREA CURRENT ZONING AND BUILDING REQUIREMENT WILL ENSURE THAT BUILDINGS BUILT THERE ARE PROPERLY PROTECTED.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=properly protected.]

Almost no amount of protection could save the area if a flood like the one in 1985 was ever repeated. The section of town that will be Riverside Centre was covered in water. Another concern is accessibility for scientists traveling from UVA and Tech.
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[IN Q=We will work with]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE WILL WORK WITH THE VIRGINIA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION TO BUILD A NEW INTERCHANGE OF ROY L WEBBER EXPRESSWAY. THE NEW EXIT RAMPS WILL ROUTE TRAFFIC DIRECTLY INTO THE RESEARCH PARK PROTECTING NEARBY RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS FROM BUSINESS TRAFFIC.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=business traffic.]))
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Tonya/Microwave]


[Ferrum]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC1:24:37]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum College]


The president of Ferrum College announced today he's going to retire, amid heavy criticism from faculty and students. Jerry Boone says the Board of Trustees asked him NOT to go. Tina Tenret has this story.
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[SUPER=01-Jerry Boone/Ferrum College President;]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]

(( When Jerry Boone retires in two years, he will have been president of Ferrum College for 15 years. The Board of Trustees asked him to stay an extra year but he refused.
[TAPE#=00-02 58:19]

Recently, students have rallied against Boone for cutting athletic programs, and faculty members say they've pressured Boone to step down.
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[IN Q=The faculty]

((THE FACULTY DON'T HIRE ME. THE BOARD HIRES ME SO IT'S NOT A MATTER OF FORCING THEMSELVES ON ME. THAT'S NOT SOMETHING THE FACULTY HAS THE RIGHT OR EVEN CAN DO. THE BOARD MAKES THAT DECISION.)) [RUNS:14]
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Boone takes credit for improving the college's appearances and finances. But enrollment has dropped almost twenty percent in the last decade. Boone promises he'll make more tough changes at Ferrum College before retiring to Asheville, North Carolina. The search for a new president starts next spring.
Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County))

[Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=500-08 TC53:13]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Chapter11]


Tultex wants to sell off some clothes and equipment for a grand total of 16 million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


A Bankruptcy Court judge O-K'd that deal.
T-S-C Acquisition, based in Cincinnati, is buying those assets from two distribution companies Tultex owns.
Those companies, T-Shirt city and California Shirts Sales are located out of state.
A Tultex lawyer says the buyers want to keep the businesses running, and- -they hope- -keep the current employees.

The deal is set for closing Monday.
An auction will be held next month for the remaining assets of Tultex.
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[Rainbow-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC47:59]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A re- trial in the 20- year- old Rainbow Family murder case is now underway in West Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg;]


Jacob Beard was convicted of murder in 1993, but was released last year after a judge ordered a new trial.
19-year-old Nancy Santomero and 26-year-old Vicki Durian were hitchhiking to a Rainbow Family Gathering in the summer of 1980 when they were shot and killed.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The trial was moved to Braxton County, where opening arguments began this morning.
Court officials expect the trial to continue for eight to ten days.

[CAsteel]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC1:33:38]
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The Roanoke County firefighter who's accused of trying to kill his wife and three children may be reconciling with them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd/January 26]


Phillip Casteel allegedly admitted he cut the brake line on the family van in January, endangering Kimberly and the kids.
He's charged with attempted murder, but a plea agreement is now in the works.
He was released pending trial next month, on the condition he not have any contact with his wife.
Casteel's attorney confirmed they've been seeing each other.
Tom Blaylock says the protective order has been lifted and the bond conditions rescinded, so they can spend time together.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Next on News 7, Ellen Qualls will tell us why Jamestown may become the home of a National Slavery Museum in part two of her series "Unshackling the Past."
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And some Roanoke radio listeners are singing a different tune tonight-- thanks to some big changes at local stations.
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[2Unshackling-Past]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#00-20 TC27:40]
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1619 was a big year in the New World.
Democracy's longest-running venture began on a tiny island in eastern Virginia.
And while we celebrate the freedoms Jamestown represents today, there's an irony.
That same year, the first African slaves were unloaded from a ship at Jamestown... the start of two- and- half centuries of slavery in America.
As progress is made on Doug Wilder's dream of a National Slavery Museum, we'll take a look at why Virginia may be its natural home.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
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Keith, there's an obvious reason to put a slavery museum on the Virginia peninsula.
Jamestown Settlement gets about 300 thousand visitors a year.
Colonial Williamsburg gets almost a million.
History's been selling well for decades, and there's a new story to be told.
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[VO] [TAKE GRAPHIC ANIMATION]
It's the second part in our series on Virginia's slave trading legacy: "Unshackling the Past."
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((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: SOME 20 AFRICANS WERE ON BOARD A DUTCH SHIP.))
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Former governor Doug Wilder is the grandson of slaves.
He knows the story, and he wants America to know it.
The ship made its way up the waters of the James River-- unloading its cargo at the first permanent English settlement.
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((KAREN REHM/JAMESTOWN HISTORIAN: THEY CAME FROM AFRICA, CAPTURED FROM A PORTUGUESE SLAVE SHIP. AND WE BELIEVE THAT WHEN THEY ARRIVED HERE, THEY WERE PUT INTO A SLAVERY STATUS.))
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The U-S Park Service has preached the European settlers story here for years.
But now it's literally painting a new picture of Jamestown-- one that includes African slaves.
Jamestown was their only port of entry until 1691.
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((KAREN REHM/JAMESTOWN HISTORIAN: WELL 1632 THERE WAS A LAW PASSED-- AND THIS IS THE CAPITAL OF VIRGINIA. SO WHEN YOU'RE TRYING AS A ROYAL COLONY, TRYING TO COLLECT ALL THE TAXES AND EVERYTHING. YOU WANT EVERYTHING COMING INTO THE CAPITAL SO THE CUSTOM AGENTS CAN CHECK AND MAKE SURE EVERYBODY'S GETTING THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES AND THEY KNOW WHAT'S BEING BROUGHT IN.))
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That includes human chattel.
But Jamestown became more than a port for it.
An obelisk says representative government began here.
That means they made the rules here-- and the rules came to reflect a tobacco-based economy that depended on cheap human labor.
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((KAREN REHM/JAMESTOWN HISTORIAN: IT WASN'T JUST SLAVERY ALL OF A SUDDEN. THERE WERE SLAVES WHO COULD PURCHASE THEIR FREEDOM. THEY COULD OWN LAND. THEY COULD BUY THE FREEDOM OF THEIR FAMILIES. 15:59:47 IT WASN'T UNTIL AFTER THE 1660S, WHEN THEY CODIFIED THE SLAVE LAWS, HERE AT JAMESTOWN, THAT THINGS STARTED CHANGING. AND BIT BY BIT, THEY STARTED LOSING MORE OF THEIR FREEDOM.))
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In 1691, at Jamestown, they outlawed the practice of liberating slaves.
Africans in Virginia were now victims of an economic machine.
Just down the river from Jamestown Island, Doug Wilder wants to lease 25 acres of farmland for his National Slavery Museum.))
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[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


The focus on slavery in Virginia now moves up the James River to Richmond.
Tomorrow night, the story of the Manchester Docks, the Slave Trail, and how Virginia's capital city tries to deal with its hidden past.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave]



[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Profit-taking on Wall Street today after a four-day rally. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW plunged 165 points and NASDAQ fell 73.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index lost nearly a point.
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[Louisa-Bombing]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=500-16 TC07:36]
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More than two years after a bombing in Louisa County killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child, police have a suspect in custody.
The father of the child has been charged with murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Louisa/December 3, 1997;]


Tammy Lynn Baker was killed instantly when a bomb detonated outside her apartment early on December 3rd, 1997.
The blast was heard miles away. It was one of three bombings in the Louisa area over several months.
29-year-old Coleman Leake Johnson Junior of Newport News was arrested this morning. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Investigators say they believe Johnson killed Baker to avoid making child support payments.

[McCoy]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
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[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


An internet company in Arizona has been charged with providing the nitrous oxide that killed a Virginia Tech student last Fall.
Computer Science Major Andrew McCoy ordered the drug on line from bongmart- dot-com.
Federal agents raided the source in Tempe, Arizona and found an assortment of water bongs and pipes.
Nitrous Oxide is commonly used as a propellant, but is also widely abused as a recreational drug.
McCoy was one of at least four local people who ordered from bongmart... another man in Blacksburg, one in Charlottesville and a WOMAN in Stuart.

[Roanoke-Radio]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC1:23:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke radio station surprised its listeners today by changing it format from classic rock to country.
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[VO-NAT]


Arrow 94 is now Star Country- 94 and will simulcast on W-S-L-C,
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

formerly a classic country music station.
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[IN Q=Basically we'll]

((BASICALLY WE'LL BE ABLE TO COVER ROANOKE, LYNCHBURG, NEW RIVER VALLEY. IT'S A 100,000 WATT STATION, IT'S ON OF THE 3 MOST POWERFUL STATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE. IT WILL GIVE COUNTRY LISTENERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR A SIGNAL OF THAT STREAM.))
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[OUT Q=of that stream.]
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[VO-NAT]


W-S-L-C made the switch from classic country to mainstream country at noon.
The Station's General Manager was concerned about how listeners would accept the formatting changes.
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[IN Q=Things change,]

((THINGS CHANGE, THOSE LISTENERS WHO HAVE BEEN LOYAL TO US, WE HOPE THEY WILL ACCEPT THIS CHANGE AS A POSITIVE KNOWING OUR INTENTIONS ARE STILL TO SERVE THEM AND SERVE OUR COMMUNITY AS BEST WE CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Herm Reavis/WSLC Genergal Manager]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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No news and no commercials will be aired until the format changes are complete.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the Steam loses a couple of players, Ricky Rudd checks up on the Marines.
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And the NCAA division three national championship softball teams have arrived in the valley. Roanoke College hopes to be a rude hostess for the event that opens tomorrow.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-73 11:30]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA softball]


The NCAA Division III softball championship eight team field begins play tomorrow. Steve Mason checks in with Roanoke College from the Moyer Sports Complex.
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[SUPER=01-Denny Griffin/Alma Head Coach; :46]
[SUPER=01-Amy Layman/Roanoke Pitcher; 1:08]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=SOFTBALL]


Amy Layman is just one of two former Glenvar Highlanders playing the in the NCAA's this week. While Layman is here in Salem, 1999 Glenvar graduate Kelli Julg is in Tempe, Arizona playing with Coastal Carolina. Julg and the Chanticleers play Thursday night against Arizona State.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The ACC baseball tournament opened this afternoon just outside of Charlotte in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Wake Forest beat North Carolina this afternoon 8-to-7 in a 13 inning marathon. Top seeded Ga. Tech Duke this afternoon, and right now seventh seeded Virginia is getting set to take on second seed Clemson.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-61 13800TC]
[GRAPHIC=STEAM]


The Roanoke Steam has opened its inaugural season by losing its first five games and today it also lost a couple of players. Kicker Shane Meyer has left the team to work for a car dealership in Missouri.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 6th; :00]

And hard-nosed fullback Andre Evans also left the team today to begin training with the New Jersey Police Academy. The five eleven, 250 pound Evans joined the Steam for its home opener against Tulsa and also played in last week's contest. Evans also played some linebacker for the Steam. Roanoke plays at Norfolk this Saturday night against the team owned by Bruce Smith.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-69]
[GRAPHIC=RUDD]


For each of the past 15 years Ricky Rudd has been invited to the Winston all-star race as an automatic qualifier.
But last year he failed to win a race and as a result he'll have some work to do this Saturday night in Charlotte.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Camp Lejeune, NC;:00]

Rudd got some backup today as he arrived at Camp Lajeune, North Carolina to meet the Marines. In the Memorial Day weekend Coca-Cola 600 his Havoline Ford will have a speical paint job honoring that branch of the service.
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[S-Skate]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-67 2648TC]
[GRAPHIC=FIGURE SKATING]

Finally tonight, one of the most popular figure skaters of the 90's is graduating from high school tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]

Tara Lipinski will graduate from a Houston's River Oaks Academy high even though she never set foot inside a classroom at the school. Lipinski earned her diploma through outside tutors while traveling. She will allowed to march in the graduation procession with the rest of the seniors at River Oaks. (------------) She may not know them, but they certainly know her.