[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

Sewer line explosions blow the lid off in South Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]


Also coming up on NEWS 7, hundreds of millions of bricks are cranked out every year, but it's still not enough to meet the demand.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports, the Avalanche ties down it's pitching staff in hopes of winning the second half pennant. While the Lakers fans burn tinseltown, Shaq gets his trophy.
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[VO-NAT]

And the announcer at this year's Roanoke Valley horse show is no clown, but he knows plenty about the rodeo.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Once again we will use the words showers and thunderstorms in our forecast. We will explain why in just a few minutes.

[Video-Open]


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



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[SOT 10:07:30]
[IN Q=We assumed]

((WE ASSUMED THE CITY WAS DOING ITS JOB PROPERLY. WE ASSUMED THEY POLICE BUILDERS AND THEY DON'T.))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=THEY DON'T]
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[VO-NAT]

Two first time home-buyers say they've been swindled out of more than 100-thousand-dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Autumn-Lane]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC1:00:05]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Six]

The couple's new home is riddled with defects. The builder is getting ready to make ten more just like it, Tina Tenret reports city inspectors have no plans to stop him.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=April and Ricco]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-April Estrada/Homebuyer;]
[SUPER=01-Aubrey Butler/Neighbor;]
[SUPER=01-Tom Tasselli/Development Review;]
[SUPER=@Tina2;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

(( April and Ricco Estrada took all the right steps before buying their first home. They signed up for a class, chose a realtor, hired an inspector ... then paid 104-thousand-dollars for what turned into disaster.
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[SOT 10:01:11]
[IN Q=We moved in]

((APRIL ESTRADA/HOMEBUYER: WE MOVED IN HERE AND SPENT THE NIGHT IN OUR BRAND NEW HOUSE, THE ONLY HOUSE WE'VE EVER BOUGHT AND THE BUILDING INSPECTOR AND ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER WERE ON OUR DOORSTEP AT AROUND EIGHT THE NEXT MORNING SAYING WE WERE STAYING HERE ILLEGALLY AND WERE UNDER ARREST.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=under arrest]

Turns out the builder, Phillip Bane, hadn't even gotten a certificate of occupancy. He refused to talk about the situation.
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[SOT 10:37:36]
[IN Q=I've been asked by]

((AUBREY BUTLER/NEIGHBOR: I'VE BEEN ASKED BY MY NEW NEIGHBORS TO LOOK AT THEIR HOUSE, TELL THEM WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT IT.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=about it]

Aubrey Butler lives across the street. As a contractor himself, he keeps a close eye on Phillip Bane's work.
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[SOT 10:39:16]
[IN Q=The side]

((AUBREY BUTLER/NEIGHBOR: THE SIDING IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS IS. AS YOU CAN SEE NO MATTER WHERE YOU GRAB THE SIDING IT'S IMPROPERLY NAILED.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=improperly nailed]

The foundation's already cracked on this new home, and ...
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[SOT 11:03:38]
[SOT 11:04:14]
[IN Q=I guess one of our]

((BUTLER: I GUESS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ITEMS IS HERE ON THE MASTER BATHROOM TOILETS. BUTT BUTT BUTT AS YOU CAN SEE IT'S NOT BOLTED TO THE FLOOR AT ALL WHICH MEANS THE WATER'S RUNNING AROUND THE BASE INTO THE GARAGE CEILING.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=GARAGE CEILING]

Still this house meets the minimum standards for the city of Roanoke. Several times, inspectors have charged Phillip Bane with misdemeanors and stopped construction for code violations. But inspectors plan to let Bane build ten more houses here on Autumn Lane.
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[SOT ]
[SOT 10:21:21]
[IN Q=Any developer]

((TOM TASSELLI/DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COORD: ANY DEVELOPER CAN GET A PERMIT. BUTT BUTT BUTT RON SMITH/BLDG COMMISSIONER: AGAIN, THIS IS MINIMUM COMPLIANCE TO MAKE SURE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE ARE PROTECTED.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=welfare are protected]

But as the Estradas lean against their new deck, the one with the cracked spindles, it's tough to feel protected. Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke.))

[Trailer-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC56:08]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A couple of mobile homes burst into flames in Bedford County this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The trailers at the Hardy Road Mobile Home Park caught fire at about 2:45 and burned to the ground.
Roanoke County units helped Bedford County crews bring the fire under control.
No one was home at the time, and there were no injuries.
Authorities aren't sure how it started.
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[Sewer-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC29:07]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


An explosion in South Roanoke this afternoon prompted evacuation of residents in the Richelieu Apartments.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Officials believe it was gasoline in the sewer that blew three man-hole covers into the air.
Residents said they heard at least three separate explosions that shook the apartments.
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[SOT 19:20:39]
[IN Q=I came outside]

((ANN KIRKPATRICK/WITNESS: I CAME OUTSIDE AND I SAW A THIRD ONE WITH THE TOP FLY UP IN THE AIR AND THEN MY NEIGHBORS ACROSS THE STREET SAID THEY SMELLED GAS.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Kirkpatrick/Witness]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=they smelled gas.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police closed off the area around 24th and Richelieu as a precaution.
The gas company and a hazmat team were called in to investigate.
No one was injured.
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[Wythe-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=I81 Deadly Accident]


Wythe County authorities responded this afternoon to their second fatal accident in two days.
This one happened on Interstate 81, near exit 80.
State police say a tractor-trailer and van collided, killing one of the van's passengers.
They're withholding the passenger's identity until family members can be notified.

[Forests]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#00-08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Across the country today, the National Forest Service is holding public hearings for a draft policy on the management of roadless areas.
One of those meetings is being held here in Roanoke.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Kate/Microwave]


Kate Weidaw is outside the hotel where protestors are demonstrating against the National Forest Service policy
[Live=Kate Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Kate1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
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[SUPER=01-Susan Curry/Protestor;]



[Live=Kate Full/Microwave]
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[Double Boxes=Keith and Kate/Microwave]



[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, governor Gilmore defends his support of the controversial movie Hannibal-- now filming in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, find out what's behind the booming brick business.
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[Hannibal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC1:01:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Hollywood film crew shooting the sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs" has the run of Richmond.
But the state's open arms policy for a movie about a cannibalistic serial killer is hard to swallow for a few special interest groups.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You remember]
[SUPER=04-Orion Pictures; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :]
[SUPER=01-Val Marsh/VA Alliance for the Mentally Ill; :38]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Jack Knapp/Virginia Assoc. of Indep. Baptists; 1:24 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:36 ]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(( You remember Hannibal Lecter:
[sot 14:18:29]

((I ATE HIS LIVER WITH SOME FAVA BEANS AND A NICE CHIANTI. tongue noise)) [runs:10 ]
He's Hollywood's most memorable cannibal.
And his self-titled sequel is getting red carpet treatment for the next several weeks by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In fact, your General Assembly offices are the set this week.
But now, advocates for the mentally ill don't like the state sanction of what they say is an inaccurate portrayal of mental illness.
[sot 14:19:10]

((OH HE'S A MONSTER. A PURE PSYCHOPATH. IT'S SO RARE TO CAPTURE ONE ALIVE.)) [runs:06]
[sot 14:11:28 ]

((VAL MARSH/VIRGINIA ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: FOR THE STATE, IN A YEAR OF A THREE OR FOUR BILLION DOLLAR SURPLUS... MYTHS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS...BY GOD HELP PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AS WELL.)) [runs:25]
[SOT 14:04:55]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I HAVE BEEN VERY AGGRESSIVE ABOUT BUILDING UP OUR FILM OPPORTUNITIES. I DON'T THINK WE CAN GO IN AND SECOND GUESS EVERY NUANCE OF EVERY MOVIE.)) [RUNS:05]
Enter the Virginia Association of Independent Baptists, which is sorry to see the state embrace the entertainment media so tightly, since they have such a tremendous influence.
[sot 13:25:15 ]

((JACK KNAPP/VIRGINIA ASSOC. OF INDEPENDENT BAPTISTS: AND THEY OUGHT TO USE THAT INFLUENCE FOR GOOD INSTEAD OF EVIL AND TO PROMOTE GOOD INSTEAD OF PROMOTING EVIL.)) [runs:10]
[sot 14:31:05 ]

((YOU STILL WAKE UP SOMETIMES DON'T YOU? WAKE UP IN THE DARK, AND HEAR THE SCREAMING OF THE LAMBS.)) [runs:06]
Hopkins was in town Saturday for a cigar with the Governor and First Lady.
Aides say he told Gilmore to "just call him Tony."
[sot 14:26:41 ]

((HANNIBAL: YEAH. THAT WAS GOOOD.)) [runs:03]
Ellen Qualls, News 7, RIchmond.))

[Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:10:47]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore says he hopes yesterday's Supreme Court ruling that struck down school- sponsored prayer will "not" affect the moment of silence law about to take effect in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


The court's decision in a Texas case prohibits student- led prayers before athletic events.
Some believe the ruling could also spell trouble for prayer during graduation ceremonies and moments of silence in school.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


But Gilmore believes Virginia's statute will hold up to a legal challenge.
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[SOT 10:23:02]
[IN Q=I hope in]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I HOPE IN FACT THAT IN THE END, THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR STATUTE. I THINK IT'S SUFFICIENTLY DIFFERENT THAT A COURT COULD IN FACT FIND THAT WE ARE ENTITLED TO DO THAT MOMENT OF SILENCE, I BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD DO IT.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=should do it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gilmore was in Lynchburg today speaking at the annual Boys State convention.
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[Childs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Paul Childs]


It may have been an ACCIDENTAL shooting, but Paul Markus Childs will still pull some time for it.
In February, he and Joseph Nemo got into an argument over guns.
Childs says he took a .22-caliber pistol away from Nemo, and was holding it when the gun went off.
The victim, however, may have been as much to blame for his own death. He wouldn't let Childs call an ambulance, because Nemo had some outstanding warrants against him. They took a cab to the hospital where they both gave phony names and claimed to be robbery victims.
Nemo died in surgery. This afternoon Childs was sentenced to serve two and half- years in prison.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


A mixed day on Wall Street, but NASDAQ still managed to break through the four-thousand mark for the first time since April [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW dropped 123 points while NASDAQ gained 24.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index lost about a point and a third.
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[Brick-Shortage]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC1:23:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Federal Reserve's recent interest rate hikes may be cooling the stock market....but not the local brick business.
Business reporter Jennifer Miele says bricks are hot.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Corky Clifton/General Shale & Brick;:11]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;:30]
[SUPER=01-David Radford/Radford & Co.; 1:05]
[SUPER=@jennifer2; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke]


(( As little piggies will tell you, building your house out of brick is a good idea. But in a booming economy with a high demand for brick, piggies can't be choosey.
[SOT]
[IN Q= We have limited]

((WE HAVE LIMITED OUR COLOR SELECTION, OUR BRICK SELECTION. IN THE PAST WE MAY HAVE MANUFACTURED UPWARDS OF 30 OR 40 TYPES OF BRICK, WE'VE CUT BACK TO ABOUT 19. PEOPLE WILL ASK FOR SOMETHING THEY'VE SEEN IN THE PAST THAT WE MAY NO LONGER OFFER, IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP UP WITH DEMAND.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT=up with demand.]


General Shale and Brick company employees 130 people who work round the clock to produce 120 million bricks each year. So, how can there be a shortage?
[SOT]
[IN Q=The economy has]

((THE ECONOMY HAS A LOT TO DO WITH IT. CONSTRUCTION BONDS ARE AT RECORD HIGHS. THERE JUST DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY WAY TO SLOW IT DOWN. IT'S OBVIOUSLY VERY GOOD FOR EVERYONE IN THE INDUSTRY, BUT IT CAUSES A LOT OF HEADACHES ALONG THE WAY.))
[RUNS15]
[OUT= along the way.]


Contractors are feeling the heat of the brick shortage. David Radford says his business has been suffering for the last four years.
[SOT]
[IN Q=What we've had to do]

((WHAT WE'VE HAD TO DO IS ACTUALLY ALTER OUR EXTERIOR FINISHES INSTEAD OF PUTTING UP BRICK. WE GO TO SIDING, WE USE DRIFT OR EFFUSE, OR WE GOT TO VINYL SIDING OR WESTERN CEDAR.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT= western cedar.]


General Shale keeps 25 million bricks back for local the local market each year and that number is on the rise. Economic indicators show that building permits are up, which means the demand for brick won't be slowing down any time soon.
It's contractors who may be hitting a brick wall.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke. ))

[Red-Baron]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:18:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


New River Valley residents looked up and saw World- War- Two- era stunt planes flying overhead today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The Stearman A-75 planes took to the skies to promote a partnership between Red Baron Pizza and Miracle Flights for Kids.
Six Red Baron stunt pilots fly around the country in open-air cockpit planes from the 1940s.
Their daredevil performances help raise money for kids' charities.
Miracle Flights for Kids helps fly sick children and their families to hospitals.
Red Baron is donating money from pizzas bought in this area to the charity.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports, we'll head out to the Roanoke Valley Horse show and hook up with the man responsible for talking the talk. Plus, area athletes get jobs and honors today.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll check in on the Salem Avalanche and find out why so many strings are attached to the team's pitching staff.

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[S-Lakers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-65 10843TC]
[GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS]


The Lakers won the NBA championship last night. Less than an hour after the final buzzer there was plenty of evidence to support that big time sports are OK and also a mess.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]

In the interview room at game's end, there was good guy Shaquille O'Neal picking up his much deserved Most Valuable Player award. Shaq cried at game's end after bringing tears to the Pacers' eyes all series long.
[SUPER=04-This Morning;]

But early this morning, folks were crying for other reasons as so-called fans torched the streets of LA. They ignited passenger cars and police cars alike. It took police 12 hours to get things under control, and the Pacers were detained in the arena an additional 2 and a half hours for safety reasons.
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[S-Mitchell]


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

Former William Byrd star Jenny Mitchell was named a new assistant basketball coach for the women's team at JMU today.

Mitchell has coached at Missouri-Kansas City college, VCU and most recently at East Carolina. She was a standout college performer at Wake Forest, as well.


[S-Pitchers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-64 10151tc ]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]

The Carolina League all-star game takes place tonight in Kinston and four Avalanche players are on the squad. This Thursday, the team begins the second half of the season at home against Frederick. And tonight, Steve Mason tells us how a unique pitching prop may help lead the team to the top of the standings the rest of the summer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob McClure/Avalanche Pitching Coach; :11]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Cameron/2.80 ERA In Forst Half; :38]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:25]
[SUPER=01-Justin Carter/Avalanche Lefthander; 1:37]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=news 7 sports"]
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((A month ago, Avalanche pitching coach Bob McClure began using a new teaching aid to help his pitchers. It's called focus through visualization. McClure makes his pitchers throw threw a series of boxes made of string. 15 feet across, the contraption has two boxes of varying size. It's amazing what some simple twine can do. ((BOB MCCLURE/AVALANCHE PITCHING COACH:))
McClure first learned this new technique two years ago at spring training. The young Avalanche pitching staff is realizing the game is not just about strikeouts. The athlete is forced to work on placement and control. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
The Avalanche opens the second half of the Carolina League season Thursday the 22nd of June against Frederick. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))




[S-Voice]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-60 tc 1:49:35]
[GRAPHIC=rvhs]


The rodeo and the horse show, opposite sides of the same coin--one rowdy, the other elegant.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=score]

(())
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=one half points]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Vic Carman has spent his adult life performing in both venues.
He started in rodeo more than 30 years ago.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I couldn't]
[SUPER=01-Vic Carman/Show Announcement;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=a long time]
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[VO-NAT]


After 20 years as a rodeo announcer Vic was looking for a change.
He spent five years in transition announcing both rodeos and horse shows.
Six years ago he started solely doing events like the Roanoke Valley Horse Show.
He says the two events require totally different mindsets.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=in rodeo]

(())
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=thought process]
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[anchor=Mike]

Tonight at the Salem Civic Center barrell racing and harness driving are among the categories you can check out. [ss=hold]