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Coming up... A man and child lost on the Appalachain trail use good sense to help search crews find them.
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And .. The family of the Chinese pilot who died in the collision with the American spy plane speak out. we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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[Missing-Hiker]


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A man and his child are safe and sound after getting lost on a Roanoke County hiking trail last night.
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Search crews combed the trail by foot and with a four wheel drive vehicle after the man called on a cell phone - to say they couldn't find their way out.
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[IN Q=They had gone to]

((THEY HAD GONE TO MACAFEE'S KNOB AND DECIDED TO COME OUT JUST A LITTLE TOO LATE... THEY DECIDED IT WAS BEST TO QUIT HIKING AND STAND STILL AT THAT POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Law/Catawba Rescue Chief;]
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[OUT Q=stand still at that point.]
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Authorities finally located the man and child around midnight - they were able to go home shortly thereafter. Officials say the pair did the right thing - and recommend anyone in a similar situation should stay where they are, and let rescuers find them.
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A collision in Roanoke last night sent at least two people to the hospital.
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A car and S-U-V crashed on 220 South in front of the Hunting Hills Plaza shopping center. The accident occurred around 11-30 last night. No word yet on the cause of the crash - or how seriously the victims were injured.
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Another accident - this one on 460 in Roanoke County - tied up traffic for a while yesterday morning. The crash happened around 9-30. Authorities say the driver of this red pickup lost control, crossed the median into east bound traffic, and side-swiped another pickup.
The truck that was hit landed in a ditch --- the passenger was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with minor injurie

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16 people are dead after a helicopter crash in the rugged mountains of Vietnam yesterday. They were on a MIA recovery mission.
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Seven of the dead are American military personnel.
According to the U-S Pacific Command in Hawaii, the Russian built helicopter had been on its way to recover suspected remains of American serviceman from the Vietnam War.
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The helicopter reportedly crashed into the side of a mountain in thick fog. There were no survivors.

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The negotiations continue today between the U.S. and Chinese governments for the release of the 24 Americans and the plane involved in the collision with a Chinese jet.
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U.S. officials met with the crew members for the third time yesterday. The crew is reportedly in good spirits and being treated very well.
President Bush is at Camp David this weekend working on a resolution that would be suitable for both sides.
China wants the United States to apologize and so far Bush will only express regret.
The pilot of the jet is till missing. Wang Wei's wife is calling Bush a coward for not accepting responsibility for the incident.
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The father of the missing Chinese pilot appeared on Chinese television today speaking from his hospital bed.
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Wang Wei's father has been hospitalized due to stress.
Both father and sister publically criticized the American response to the accident.
China has hailed a missing fighter pilot a hero but seemed to be preparing an anxious public for the likelihood that he is dead after a collision with a U-S Navy spy plane.
The Chinese navy has dispatched 74 planes, 42 warships, and over 10-thousand servicemen to search for the missing pilot.
But rescue efforts have been hampered by strong gales and turbulent seas.
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
A little later on News 7 - the qualifying lineup for today's Martinsville race.
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And...
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[vo-nat] She's not exactly making lemonade - but she caused quite a stir because she says she got a lemon of a car... We'll explain after the break.
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[Shelor-Protest]


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One woman fights for her right to a fair deal.
She led a protest outside of the Salem Motor Mile yesterday.
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Sandy (BAWN) Baun bought a used 19-97 Ford Taurus from the car dealership, and says it turned out to be a lemon.
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[IN Q=I drove it for 10 miles]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Baun/Car Buyer]

((SANDY BAUN/CAR BUYER: I DROVE IT TEN MILES. IT STOPPED, IT HAD AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM. I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE STREET, THE RADIO TURNED OFF, THE SEAT BELT LIGHT TURNED ON, POWER STEERING SHUTS OFF COMPLETELY. ))
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An official with the Salem Motor Mile says the dealership did all it could to help Baun (BAWN) and respects her right to protest.
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[IN Q=We went beyond]
[SUPER=01-Raquel Dye/Salem Motor Mile Business Mgr.]

((RAQUEL DYE/SALEM MOTOR MILE BUSINESS MGR.: WE WENT BEYOND THE WARRANTEE TO TRY TO HELP HER, BUT SHE WANTED MORE. WE COULDN'T DO THAT. WE DID WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS RIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=what we thought was right.]
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Baun says she is considering hiring an attorney.

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Popular television shows like "C-S-I" are sparking interest in what goes on in a criminal investigation... from finding evidence to making an arrest. This morning we take a look at how Roanoke City police work - beginning with the case involving Earl Allen Hale, who apparently killed himself in the city jail Friday.
Richard Lesko reports.
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(( On January second, two people were shot outside Hot Rods Car Care in Roanoke. 27-year-old Charlene Ramsey died a short time later. 29-year-old Rodney Basham survived the attack - and went to a nearby business for help.
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[INQ-We made phone calls...] ((DON SHARRER: WE MADE PHONE CALLS AND SO FORTH AND ASKED HIM A FEW QUESTIONS SUCH AS THE SHOOTER'S NAME AND WE WROTE THAT DOWN AND SO WE'D HAVE A RECORD OF IT FOR THE POLICE.))
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Armed with just a first name and a few physical descriptions, the Identification Bureau of the Roanoke City Police Department zeroed in on a suspect... from a database of more than 31-thousand mug shots in the City's computers.
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[INQ-If there are characteristics...] ((If there are characteristics such as a name, height, weight...))
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One day after the shooting, Roanoke City police released a photo of the suspect, Earl Allen Hale.
Wednesday night - he was arrested and charged with murder. [VO OF FINGERPRINT CARDS] But when there are no witnesses to a crime, physical characteristics of a different sort can help police crack the case. Investigators can scan a fingerprint from a crime scene and enter it into a state-wide database in Richmond, and then compare likely matches by looking at microscopic details of ridges on the fingers.
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[INQ-We would want...] ((We would want to get at least 8 matches before we could say it's definitely that person.))
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[OUTQ-definately that person] Officer Oates says this system has changed drastically in his 25 years on the force.
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((Something that would have taken days, weeks, months, or never, can now be done in less than an hour.))
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More than 65-thousand prints are on file, going back to the 19-20's. Each palm and finger print is stored on a card with all the relevant information.
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[INQ-Some of the things...] ((Some of the things these people were arrested for aren't even crimes anymore. Like you had to have at least a quarter in your pocket, or something.))
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Quarter in your pocket or not - Roanoke's Identification Bureau is on the case - no matter how old the crime. RL N7, Roanoke.
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Lance Norick finished 27th in his Aventis Behring (BEARING) Choice Chevrolet in yesterday's truck race
His race team at Martinsville was, easy to say, the largest at the track.
That's because the Victory Lane Kids joined Norick for the race and fun before the big event.
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Victory Lane Kids is a partnership between Norick and sponsor Aventis Behring.
Aventis Behring makes blood clotting products to help people with hemophilia and other blood disorders.
Children living with blood disorders and their families were the guests of Norick's sponsor.
250 people came to today's party and for many of them it was their first race.
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Aventis Behring and Norick will host Victory Lane Kids for at least 14 truck series races this season.

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Spring is the perfect time to start getting back into shape for summer, but it's always a good idea to check your overall health first.
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There were 80 activities dealing with health and fitness at Cave Spring High School as part of the second annual health fair yesterday. From infants to senior citizens, there was something for everybody such as massages, blood pressure checks, and healthy snacks.
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[IN Q=whether you have]

((PATTI PETERS/ORGANIZER: WHETHER YOU HAVE A CHILD AT CAVE SPRING HIGH OR EVER HAVE A CHILD HERE AT CAVE SPRING HIGH SCHOOL WE WANT THE COMMUNITY TO FEEL LIKE THIS IS THEIR AREA HIGH SCHOOL AND THEY ARE WELCOME TO BE IN HERE.))
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[OUT Q=to be in here.]
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The Parent Teacher Student Association received a 3-hundred dollar grant from the state to organize the health fair.
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In this weeks health check, a Roanoke mans finds out what it's like to have a robot operate on him.
Carilion opens a Pediatric Dental Clinic for underserved children in the Roanoke Valley.
And a back pain procedure offers relief for patients who've suffered compression fractures. Joy Sutton has those stories and more.
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(([on-camera]
Vertebroplasty: It's a procedure generally used on patients who have compression fractures in the mid to lower spine. [501-09, 1:57:23] It's a minimally invasive procedure that requires inserting a needle into the bone -to inject bone cement.
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((DR. MATHIS:WE ARE PUTTING THIS BONE CEMENT IN WHICH MAKES IT STRONG. IT ALLOWS IN EFFECT IT MAKES AN INTERNAL CAST INSIDE THE BONE --SO THAT THE BONE DOESN'T MOVE ANYMORE WHEN ONE BEARS WEIGHT AND THEREFORE THE PAIN GOES AWAY)) [RUNS-13]
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Doctor John Mathis, a radiologist at Lewis Gale Medical Center, says 85 percent of patients end up with no pain --almost immediately following the procedure. [on-camera]
In other health news, Carilion opens a Pediatric Dental Clinic in Roanoke. [500-16, 1:57:54]
The clinic hopes to target children who otherwise could not afford dental care.
The clinic is open Monday thru Friday inside Roanoke Community Hospital. [on-camera]
Also making medical headlines: It took three years -- but Vistar Eye Center has finally opened one of the first facilities in the Roanoke Valley specializing only in eye surgery. [501-02, 5:33]
It's called the Roanoke Valley Center for Sight. The center offers cataract and glaucoma surgery as well as plastic surgery and other procedures. Carilion Health System fought against the opening of the center --saying it would take away too much business.
But Dr. Frank Cotter, with the Center for Sight, says competition is healthy--and it means lower prices and better services for patients. [on-camera]
Also in the news this week, robots in the operating room. It's happening at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. [ 501-05, 1:21:13] And Kyle Thomas is among the first Carilion patients to try it out. The da Vinci Surgical System was used to perform part of his heart bypass operation.
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[IN Q=It's kind of like a space thing]

((KYLE THOMAS: IT'S KIND OF LIKE A SPACE THINGS. I FEEL LIKE I'M IN STAR TREK OR SOMETHING. YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET OPERATED ON BY A ROBOT)) [RUNS-06]
[OUT Q=on by a robot]


By having the robot help --the surgery is less invasive than past procedures. And for Thomas it's meant less pain --and a quicker recovery time. [on-camera] That's this week's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))

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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning .. A search in Vietnam ends in tragedy. A helicopter crash leaves 16 dead - 7 were Americans.
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And .. Protesters at the State Capitol yesterday speak out against alleged abuse in Virginia's prisons.
we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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A helicpoter crash in Vietnam claims the lives of 16 people - Seven were Americans.
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The chopper crew were part of a task force searching for the remains of Americans missing in action since the Vietnam War. The cause of the crash is unknown - but villagers reported seeing the aircraft making unusual swinging movements in the air before crashing. The bodies of the Americans will be flown to Hawaii.

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Good news this morning from the U. S. Diplomats who met with the 24 Americans being help in China.
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The crew of the spy plane that collided with a Chinese jet is reportedly in high spirits and being treated well.
President Bush and his aides are now trying to draft a resolution suitable to both sides.
But China's growing demands for an apology could jeopardize a final deal.
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((CHEN CI, HAINAN PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT: THE U-S SIDE SHOULD FULLY RECOGNISE THE FACT OF THE CRASH, ADOPT A POSITIVE AND PRACTICAL ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE INCIDENT AND APOLOGISE TO THE CHINESE PEOPLE. JAMES LILLEY/FORMER AMBASSADOR TO CHINA: THEY WANT TO FORCE YOU ON THE DEFENSIVE SO THEY CAN GET CONCESSIONS OUT OF YOU. YOU FEEL GUILT. YOU ARE THE PARTY THAT WRONGED THEM. THEY ARE THE VICTIM, THEREFORE YOU OWE THEM SOMETHING.))
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[SUPER=01-James Lilley/Former Ambassador To China; :12]
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The White House expressed regret for the missing Chinese pilot.
The wife of Wang Wei - the Chinese pilot who is presumed dead - is accusing President Bush of being a coward for not offering an apology.
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Meanwhile - Wang Wei's father appeared on Chinese television today speaking from his hospital bed.
He has been hospitalized due to stress.
Both father and sister publically criticized the American response to the accident.
China has hailed a missing fighter pilot a hero but seemed to be preparing an anxious public for the likelihood that he is dead after a collision with a U-S Navy spy plane.
The Chinese navy has dispatched 74 planes, 42 warships, and over 10-thousand servicemen to search for the missing pilot.
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A man and his child have a search team - and a cell phone - to thank for getting them out of the woods last night.

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Authorities say the man and child went hiking on Macafee's Knob in Roanoke County yesterday afternoon - and became lost when darkness fell. They decided to stay put - and called authorities on their cell phone. The two were located around midnight... after a search crew combed the trail on foot and with a four wheel drive vehicle.
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He's walking a thousand miles across Virginia .. and he's doing it all for one lady.
His name is "Walking Bob" and he's walking for Virginia Attorney General candidate Sylvia Clute.
Yesterday .. he made his stop in Roanoke.
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Bob began his journey on March 25th in Big Stone Gap. Along the way some Clute supporters have joined him on his walk to Richmond. Bob says he's hoping to gain support for a candidate he believes in.
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[IN Q=I met Sylvia]

((WALKING BOB: I MET SYLVIA A COUPLE YEARS BACK AND SHE CALLED ME WHILE I WAS IN KENTUCKY AND SHE TOLD ME WHAT SHE WAS DOING AND SHE ASKED ME IF I WOULD DO THIS AND I BELIEVE IN HER AND WHAT SHE'S TRYING TO DO SO I SAID YES.))
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[OUT Q=so I said yes.]
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[VO-NAT]

"Walking Bob" will make his way from Roanoke to Lexington and then to Harrisonburg. He says his journey won't end, though, until June 12th in Richmond, the day of the Democratic primary.
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[Prison-Rally]


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Virginia's supermax prisons were under fire yesterday. 75 people - including Virginia's Attorney General candidate Sylvia Clute - protested alleged abuse at the prisons.
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Protestors from Virginia and Connecticut gathered at the State Capitol. Connecticut activists organized the memorial, which comes one year after a 20 year old Connecticut inmate committed suicide in his cell. He was being held at the Wallens Ridge State Prison in Big Stone Gap.
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[60-Minutes]


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A former F-B-I agent says the Bureau looked the other way while its informant, Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger - now the Bureau's most wanted American fugitive - committed crimes, including murder, that it knew about.
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That story and more on 60 Minutes tonight at seven here on your Hometown Station.



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Still to come on News 7...... We'll meet a woman who seems to have found the fountain of youth -Find out her secrets when we return

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And...
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You won't believe what the cat 'dragged' in at one Wal-mart - Don't go away, News 7 Sunday morning will be right back.


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At what age do you plan to retire? Sixty?, Sixty-Five?, maybe even70? How about 92? In this week's Virginia Profile, News 7's Justin McLeod introduces us to a Southside woman who has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of unraveling ribbon]
[SUPER=01-Hildridge Wilson/ Danville Resident; :09]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Price/Glenwood Community Center; :39]
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(( ((NAT SOUND OF HILDRIDGE UNRAVELING RIBBON))
If you've ever tried to unravel the mystery on how to stay young, look no further than Hildridge Wilson.
At 92, she still works four days a week.
[SOT 20:08]
[IN Q=I'm the last one]

((HILDRIDGE WILSON/DANVILLE RESIDENT: I'M THE LAST ONE IN MY FAMILY. AND I'D RATHER BE OUT HERE WITH PEOPLE. I RETIRED AT 62 BUT I'VE BEEN WORKING.))
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[OUT Q=I've been working]

((NAT SOUND OF PHONE RINGING, 30:49))
She works here at Danville's Glenwood Community Center.
Hildridge puts in 20 hours a week through the Title V program.
She answers the phone, files, and helps with art projects.
But her biggest asset may be what she says rather than what she does.
[SOT 32:38]
[IN Q=She's almost like another]

((BRYAN PRICE/GLENWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER: SHE'S ALMOST LIKE ANOTHER GRANDMOTHER TO ME. SHE SHARES HER WISDOM WITH US. SHE'S A VERY SWEET PERSON. SHE'S A VERY GOD FEARING PERSON. SHE'S A PLEASURE TO HAVE AROUND. WE JUST LOVE HER.))
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[OUT Q=we just love her]


Hildridge considers the people here at Glenwood to be extended family.
Her husband and two chidren have all passed away.
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[IN Q=Hildridge Wilson is still very]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: HILDRIDGE WILSON IS STILL VERY MUCH AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN. SHE NEVER EVEN CONSIDERED MOVING INTO A RETIREMENT HOME. IN FACT, SHE STILL LIVES IN THE SAME HOUSE HERE IN DANVILLE WHERE SHE'S LIVED MOST OF HERE LIFE, WHERE SHE STILL MAINTAINS THE COOKING, THE CLEANING, AND A GARDEN.))
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[OUT Q=and a garden]

((NAT SOUND OF HER WALKING WITH HER WALKER)) Hildridge broke her hip and shoulder 5 years ago. Its slowed her down a bit but she has no plans of retiring for good anytime soon.
[SOT 26:08, 33:10]
[IN Q=Not until I get to]

((HILDRIDGE WILSON/DANVILLE RESIDENT: NOT UNTIL I GET TO SO THAT I CAN'T GET OUT HERE OR WALK, I'LL BE RIGHT HERE. THIS WILL BE THE LAST JOB THOUGH (LAUGH).)) ((BRYAN PRICE: TO BE DOING WHAT SHE'S DOING NOW, AT ANY AGE IS A GREAT BLESSING BUT TO BE DOING IT AT 92 IS A MIRACLE.))
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That's why two years ago, the state legislature gave Hildridge a proclamation declaring it her day.
But if you ask Hildridge, everyday is her day.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville.))

[Parkway-Plants]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-19 tc 9:34]
[GRAPHIC=Blue Ridge Parkway]

The Blue Ridge Parkway is getting a breath of fresh air - but sacraficing some breathtaking views for the construction. Kate Weidaw explains.
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[IN Q=When you drive]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Brown/Parkway Superintendent;:09]
[SUPER=01-Matt Dittler/Ferrum College Student;:27]
[SUPER=01-Jeanne Patterson/Friends of the Parkway;:42]
[SUPER=01-Caroline Thomas/Ecology Professor;:52]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:15]
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[OUT Q=kw news 7 Botetourt Co.]


((When you drive along the parkway you're surrounded by trees and mountains. But in some spots the trees are coming down and homes are going up.

[SOT 2:13:22]
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((DAN BROWN/BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY SUPERINTENDENT: YOU NO LONGER GET THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING IN RURAL AMERICA WHICH IS WHAT THE PARKWAY WAS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE.))
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But nature lovers are bringing the scenery back.
[NAT SOUND SHOVELS OF DIRT]
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Trees are going into the ground at the Norfolk and Western Overlook in Botetourt County. Matt Dittler came from Ferrum College to help plant the trees.

[SOT 2:09:37]
[INQ=]

((MATT DITTLER: I'M THE ONE WHO APPRECIATES THE OUTDOORS AND I ENJOY GOING OUT AND HIKING THE DIFFERENT TRAILS AROUND HERE.))
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[RUNS= 5]


Jeanne Patterson is part of the organization Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway which helped create this new view shed.



[SOT 2:12:03]
[INQ=]

((JEANNE PATTERSON: I COME UP TO RIDE ON THE PARKWAY NOT TO SEE THE HOUSES SO I'M GLAD WE'RE PLANTING TREES SO IN THE YEARS TO COME WE'LL SEE TREES.))
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[RUNS= 8]


[NAT SOUND OF TREE PLANTING]
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[SOT 2:16:10]
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((CAROLINE THOMAS: IT'S A SMALL STEP BUT IT IS SYMBOLIC OF A LOT OF OTHER THINGS THEN PROTECTING THE BEAUTY.))
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[RUNS= 7]


Ferrum Ecology professor Caroline Thomas says these trees will add to the ecosystem.

[SOT 2:15:57]
[INQ=]

((CAROLINE THOMAS: THAT EMPOWERS THE AIR SHED WHICH IS THE AIR THAT WE'RE BREATHING, DECREASES POLLUTION, IT ALSO IMPROVES THE WATER SHED, THE WATER THAT FLOWS ACROSS HERE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


This is just one of many new view sheds that are planned to go into the ground this year. Kate Weidaw News 7 Botetourt County.))




[Ebert-Picks]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net Siskel and Ebert]
[graphic=none]

Hollywood is always looking to make the next hit - but it's important to find the right audience. As Richard Roeper tells us - 'Spy Kids' may miss the bullseye.
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[IN Q=Writer director]
[SUPER=01-Richard Roeper/Movie Critic;:00]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=I'm Richard Roeper]
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


You can see Roger Ebert's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station.


[Sports-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=South Boston Speedway]


In sports, Martinsville isn't the only track racing this weekend. Fans took in the action at the South Boston Speedway as well. Joey Clanton won the Textilease Medique 300.
[ss=New River Valley Speedway]


At the New River Valley Speedway Butch Hamlet started the Late Model Stock car season with a win in the New River Valley/Roanoke Ford Dealers 200.
Here are the top finishers from both tracks.
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[Kicker]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

The management at a Missouri Wal-Mart raised a few eyebrows yesterday - after their store raised money for the Children's Miracle Network.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennett, MO]

Several male managers at the store promised to don women's clothing if their Wal-Mart could raise 25-hundred bucks for the organization. With donations, bake sales, car washes and basketball throws - the store met its goal. So yesterday - management kept its promise... and walked around the store in drag... something shoppers just aren't used to seeing in the Kennett, Missouri Wal-Mart.
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