[7-11Billy-Graham]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-21 7:45]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Despite his recent health ailments, yesterday Billy Graham made his first public appearance this year for a special occasion in our area.
Joy Sutton spoke with Graham in his first on-camera interview since his release from the hospital.
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[IN Q=Just days ago]
[SUPER=03-Staunton;00]
[SUPER=07-Rev. Billy Graham;19]
[SUPER=01-Ruth Graham McIntyre/Daughter;1:23]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:42]
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[OUT Q=n7 Staunton]
((Just days ago the Reverend Doctor Billy Graham was released from the Mayo clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota --so h

e could attend his youngest daughter graduation at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton.
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[SOT17:12:43]
[IN Q=I've had a lot of problems this]

((BILLY GRAHAM: I'VE HAD A LOT OF PROBLEMS THIS YEAR PHYSICALLY AND I DIDN'T KNOW IF I COULD GET HERE. WE TALKED ON THE PHONE AND SHE TOLD ME HOW MUCH IT MEANT TO HER SO I SAID I'M GOING JUST GOING TO CANCEL SOME OF THESE TESTS AND COME))

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[OUT Q=and come]


Graham, who is 81 years old, has Parkinson's disease.
He says physical problems and old age have caused him to slow down considerably.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I can't do the things]

((I CAN'T DO THE THINGS I USE TO AND THAT'S VERY FRUSTRATING TO ME BECAUSE I'M A VERY ACTIVE PERSON.))
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[NAT SOT 17:32:12]
[IN Q=]
((NAT SOT OF COLLEGE PRESIDENT:WE ARE HONORED BY HIS PRESENCE AND PROUD TO HAVE HIM AS PART OF THE MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE

FAMILY))
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[OUT Q=family]


Graham was honored with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award -- given to those who demonstrate fine spiritual quality and nobility of character. [nat sound of clapping]
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But this was his daughter's special day. Ruth Graham McIntyre not only received her bachelors degree from Mary Baldwin College but was also given the outstanding adult graduate award.
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[NAT SOT 17:37:16]
[IN Q=]

((THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE))
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[OUT Q=being there]
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[SOT tape #2 24:57]
[IN Q=It's so special it]

((RUTH GRAHAM MCINTYRE: IT'S SO SPECIAL TO ME. IT REALLY MEANS A WHOLE LOT TO ME. I WOULDN'T HAVE HIM ANYWHERE ELSE BUT HERE))
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[OUT Q=but here]


And Graham says he's not going to let his health stop him from spreading the gospel.
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[SOT 17:15:23]
[IN Q=It's God's doing]

((IT'S GOD'S DOING NOT MINE. I'M JUST A COUNTRY BOY FROM NORTH CAROLINA. IT'S A GREAT PRIVILEGE TO SERVE GOD))
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[OUT Q=to serve God]
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[SOT tape #2 28:30]
[IN Q=]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: GRAHAM IS ALREADY PLANNING HIS NEXT CRUSADE. HE SAYS IF HEALTH HOLDS UP HE PLAN TO BE IN NASHVILLE SOMETIME IN JUNE. JOY SUTTON, N7))
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[OUT Q=in June]))



























[7-11Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=0028 1:23]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A shotting occurred in Danville yesterday and now one man is dead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Police say 26 year old Daniel O'Bryant was shot shortly before one A-M yesterday in front of a building on the corner of Franklin and Monument Street.
So far, officials have not arrested anyone but do have a suspect.
He's been identified as 19 year old (Uh-Tray) Atrae Martin of Danville.
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[7Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Today will become partly sunny with highs in the mid 70's ...and, some clouds will develop again tonight with lows in the mid to upper 50's


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=0028 1:23]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Danville was the scene of a fatal shooting yesterday...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Police say 26 year old Daniel O'Bryant was shot shortly before one A-M yesterday in front of a building on the corner of Franklin and Monument Street.
So far, officials have not arrested anyone but do have a suspect.
He's been identified as 19 year old (Uh-Tray) Atrae Martin of Danville.
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[45-11Blue-Grass]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=00-22 12:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It was a down-home kind of weekend at V-M-I.
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[SOT]
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[RUNS=05]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Ralph Stanley and Ricky Skaggs headlined the first "Music From The Shenandoah Valley" in Lexington.
Skaggs started out playing with Ralph Stanley.
The Living Legend has been on the road for nearly 55 years. He says his staying power is due to his traditional sound.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=there]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Stanley/Bluegrass Legend;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=on and on and on]
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[VO-NAT]


Seven bands filled the bill and entertained bluegrass fans.
On the list, Third Tyme Out, one of the hottest bands on the bluegrass scene. Their song "John and Mary" is currently number on the charts.
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[45-11Pow-Wow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-13 42:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Native American history came to life this weekend in Amherst County at the Monacan Indian powow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


The three- day festival is a celebration of Native American culture and heritage.
Members of the local Monacan tribe were on hand to demonstrate storytelling, basket weaving and woodland skills.


School children visiting Friday also got a chance to see a live buffalo up close.
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[45-11Hollins-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-25 4:22]
[GRAPHIC=Hollins University]

The 158-th commencement ceremony was held at Hollins University yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

A total of 218 graduates received diplomas. Charlotte Fox, the only American woman to climb three of the world's highest peaks, delivered the commencement address. Fox urged graduates to be adventurous... as the first graduating class of the new century. A new climbing wall was dedicated the school, Saturday, in Fox's honor.
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[45-11Aids-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-19 11:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]


AIDS victims were remembered last night during a candlelight service in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Dozens turned out last night at the American Red Cross in Roanoke to light candles and write names of love ones lost on an AIDS poster.
The Pillow Case project was also displayed.
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[SOT 3:23;40]
[IN Q=often times]

((ROBERT MORROW: OFTEN TIMES AS WE GO ON IN LIFE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE PASSED THROUGH OUR LIVES, WORK WITH, THESE ARE PEOPLE WE WANT TO REMEMBER AND THIS IS PERMANENT WAY OF DOING THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Morrow/Aids Council Director]
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[OUT Q=of doing that.]
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[VO-NAT]

Organizers say the key to preventing AIDS is education and getting the word out by holding candlelight vigils.
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[45Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Time now to check the forecast again....
After early morning thunderstorms, look for skies to become partly sunny with highs in the mid and upper 70s.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows in the 50s.
In the five day forecast...we'll keep temperatures in the 70s and 80s...with the potential for more scattered thunderstorms.



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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Speedway Collapse]


A pedestrian bridge at a North Carolina ractetrack collapsed Saturday night, and investigators still aren't sure of the cause.
They found some corroded steel cables, but haven't determined those to be the source of the weak link.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC;]


Construction crews cleared the walkway outside Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord.
More than 100 people were injured when the walkway tumbled, just as fans were leaving the NASCAR race.
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[SOT 3:02:45]
[IN Q=There's people]

((DAN HOGAN/WITNESS: THERE'S PEOPLE LAYING AROUND HURT, INJURED AND BLEEDING. MASS CONFUSION.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Hogan/Witness;]
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[OUT Q=confusion.]
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[VO-NAT]


Of the dozens injured who spent yesterday in the hospital, two still remain in critical condition.
As a safety measure, another similar walkway will also be closed until it is deemed safe.
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[8-11Aids-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-19 11:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A candlelight memorial was held to remember those who've died from AIDS.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Dozens turned out last night at the American Red Cross in Roanoke to light candles and write names of love ones lost on an AIDS poster.
The Pillow Case project was also displayed.
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[SOT 3:23;40]
[IN Q=often times]

((ROBERT MORROW: OFTEN TIMES AS WE GO ON IN LIFE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE PASSED THROUGH OUR LIVES, WORK WITH, THESE ARE PEOPLE WE WANT TO REMEMBER AND THIS IS PERMANENT WAY OF DOING THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Morrow/Aids Council Director]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=of doing that.]
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[VO-NAT]

Organizers say the key to preventing AIDS is education and getting the word out by holding candlelight vigils.
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[8-11Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=0028 1:23]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Danville police believe they know who shot and killed a man early yesterday morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Police say 26 year old Daniel O'Bryant was shot shortly before one A-M in front of a building on the corner of Franklin and Monument Street.
So far, officials have not arrested anyone but do have a suspect.
He's been identified as 19 year old (Uh-Tray) Atrae Martin of Danville.
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[8-11Blue-Grass]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=00-22 12:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]


At V-M-I, it was a weekend for strumming banjos, instead of marching cadets.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound music]

(())
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=nat sound music]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Ralph Stanley and Ricky Skaggs headlined the first "Music From The Shenandoah Valley" in Lexington.
Skaggs started out playing with Ralph Stanley.
The Living Legend has been on the road for nearly 55 years. He says his staying power is due to his traditional sound.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=there]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Stanley/Bluegrass Legend;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=on and on and on]
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[VO-NAT]


Seven bands filled the bill and entertained bluegrass fans.
On the list, Third Tyme Out, one of the hottest bands on the bluegrass scene. Their song "John and Mary" is currently number on the charts.
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[8Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Let's take one last look at the forecast this morning...
Becoming partly sunny today with highs in the mid 70s.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows falling into the upper 50s.
In the five day forecast...we'll keep temperatures in the 70s and 80s...with the potential for more scattered thunderstorms.



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