[7-Enchanted-Castle]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Fire destroyed the Enchanted Castle in Natural Bridge this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Natural Bridge]


Authorities received the call shortly after 2. Five area fire companies responded to the blaze.
They say the building is a total loss. There's no word yet on the cause.
Route 11 is still blocked this morning because of the fire.
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[7-11Roanoke-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC 18:24]
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Police are trying to figure out the identity of a man found in a cement canal in front of the Norfold Southern machine shop. An engineer aboard a passing train spotted a body near Campbell Avenue in Roanoke.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Police received the call around 10:15 yesterday morning.
The man was found lying face down in the water. He had apparently suffered a head wound.
He's a white male, 35 to 40 years old, with long brown hair, and tattoos.
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[SOT 06:13:44]
[IN Q=FOUND HIM]

((SGT. STAN SMITH/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: FOUND HIM LYING IN FOUR OR FIVE INCHES OF WATER IN THE CULVERT. IT APPEARED HE HAD BEEN THERE FOR SOMETIME AND THAT SOME OF THE SEDIMENT HAD FORMED OVER HIM. WE SEARCHED FOR IDENTIFICATION IN HIS POCKETS AND WE DIDN'T FIND ANY SO WE HAVE TO USE OTHER MEANS TO DO IDENTIFICATION))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Stan Smith/Roanoke City Police;]
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[OUT Q=to do an identification]
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The body has been sent to the Roanoke Medical Examiners office to determine the cause of death and the man's identity.

[7-11Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
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Legislative re-districting will be a hot topic at several public hearings planned for tonight around the Commonwealth.

They're are scheduled for South Boston, Abingdon, Newport News, Annandale and Richmond. The meetings will be held at seven p-m. The General Assembly will vote on new state Senate and House of Delegates boundaries later this week.



[7-11Gods-Minute]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC-32:34]
[GRAPHIC=none]

God's Minute is ticking into a new generation -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

After 27 years on radio and television, Doctor Charles Fuller will be retiring from "God's Minute". Today his son David will take over the reins of the devotional series.
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[SOT - TC2:23:49]
[IN Q=This time in my life...]

((DR. CHARLES FULLER/FIRST BAPTIST PASTOR EMERITUS: THIS TIME IN MY LIFE AND THIS TIME IN HIS, IT'S VERY FULFILLING TO ME FOR HIM TO TAKE THIS MINISTRY. HE'LL DO IT HIS WAY... HE'S A VERY INDEPENDENT FELLOW.)) ((DAVID FULLER/CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT PASTOR: WHAT WE'RE DOING IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT HE'S DONE FOR YEARS.
PERSONALLY IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO CARRY ON THE FAMILY NAME AND TRADITION.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Charles Fuller/First Baptist Pastor Emeritus; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Fuller/Church of the Holy Spirit Pastor; :13]
[RUNS=25]
[OUT Q=the family name and tradition.]
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[VO-NAT - two with football]

The two will appear together for a few of the initial God's Minute broadcasts, then David will convey the religious messages by himself.
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[45-11Hiking-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC1:20:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Smart thinking on the part of a father and son lost in the dark on McAfee's Knob Saturday night led rescuers to their location. What do you need to know before lacing up your boots to go hiking? Kate Weidaw has the answer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;:00]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Stanley/Hiker;:32]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Saturday;:49]
[SUPER=01-Zeph Cunningham/Park Ranger;:58]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:10]
[SUPER=01-Neil Tucker/Hiker;1:25]
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[OUT Q=kw news 7 Bedford.]


(([NAT SOUND OF BOOTS WALKING]
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The steep and rocky terrain attracts thousands of visitors to the trails off the Blue Ridge Parkway every year. But do you really know what you're getting yourself into before taking the hike?

[SOT 7:41]
[INQ=]

((ZEPH CUNNINGHAM/PARK RANGER: THE TRAILS HERE ARE NOT THE SMOOTHEST IN THE WORLD, THEY'RE ROUGH.))
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[RUNS= 4]


And if you look at the signs at the bottom of trails like Sharp Top in the Peaks of Otter, you'll find the hike up is two hours. Teresa Stanley and her 7 year old son Davis like to take the challenging hike when the weather's nice.

[SOT 13:56]
[INQ=]

((TERESA STANLEY: WE ALWAYS LIKE TO BRING WATER OR SOMETHING TO DRINK LIKE JUICE AND WHEN I BRING MY CHILDREN WE ALWAYS LIKE TO BRING A SNACK.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


One thing the Stanley's always remember is to never get off the marked trail. Saturday afternoon a pair of hikers got lost and couldn't find their way out when it got dark. But search crews say because the hikers didn't continue walking, they were able to find them.

[SOT 8:58]
[INQ=]

((ZEPH CUNNINGHAM: IF YOU GET LOST, THE SECOND YOU GET LOST SIT DOWN ON THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS SOMEONE WILL FIND YOU ALSO IF YOU HEAR PEOPLE YELLING AT YOU CALL BACK.))
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[RUNS= 10]



[SOT 29:56]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: ANOTHER THING YOU DON'T WANT TO FORGET WHEN YOU'RE HIKING ON THE TRAILS IS YOUR CELL PHONE THAT WAY IF YOU GET HURT OR LOST YOU CAN CALL FOR HELP.))
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[RUNS= 7]


[20:00 NAT SOUND OF NEIL CLOSING CAR DOOR] ((LET'S GO.))
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Day hikers like the Tuckers make sure they bring along a whistle in case they get lost and a fanny pack with supplies.



[SOT 23:58]
[INQ=]

((NEIL TUCKER: THESE THINGS ARE HANDY, THESE WALKIE-TALKIES ARE NOT THAT EXPENSIVE AND IF WE WANT TO SPLIT UP WE KNOW WE CAN ALWAYS TALK TO ONE ANOTHER.))
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[RUNS= 12]


So before you put on your walking shoes make sure you're prepared for a challenging climb so you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings safely. Kate Weidaw News 7 Bedford.))


[45-11VDOT-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC 14:35]
[GRAPHIC=none]

10 deaths in Virginia Work Zones last year prompted the Virginia Department of Transportation to declare this week in "Work Zone Safety Awareness Week".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Officials say men between the ages of 18 and 24 cause the most accidents in work zone areas. And while highway construction can be a dangerous job, seven out of every 10 people killed in work zone accidents are motorists. V-DOT is urging everyone to slow down to prevent accidents, and avoid getting a ticket.
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[8-Enchanted-Castle]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire has brought down the Enchanted Castle in Natural Bridge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge]


The blaze ripped through the Enchanted Castle early this morning.
Authorities received the call shortly after 2. Five area fire companies responded to the blaze.
They say the building is a total loss. There's no word yet on the cause.
Route 11 is still blocked this morning because of the fire.
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[8-11Copter-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-18 - TC-12:44]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A helicopter crash in Pittsylvania county left two people slightly injured.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]

It happened just before ten o'clock yesterday morning as the pilot was attempting to pick up two passengers at this home on Fall Creek Road just off Route 729. Witnesses say the helicopter was about to land when then the tail came up. That's when the main rotor touched the ground. The pilot and one passenger suffered minor injuries and were transported to Danville Regional Hospital. The National Transportation Safety Board was called in to investigate.
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[8-11Confederacy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-03 1:44:56]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A member of the group Sons of Confederate Veterans is trying to keep confederate history alive this month, even though April is no longer recognized as Confederate History and Heritage month in Virginia. Henry Kidd shelled out seven-thousand dollars for an ad that will run in today's Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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[super=03-Richmond/Last Month;]

Last year's Confederate proclamation by the governor upset civil rights activists. So this year, Gilmore's proclamation recognized Virginians who fought for the Union as well as those who fought for the Confederacy.
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[8-11Food-Stamps]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Food Stamps]


Plastic is replacing paper in Virginia's food stamp program. In the future, those using the stamps will no longer receive paper coupons. The coupons are being replaced with electronic debit cards beginning this fall. Officials say it will take about a year to introduce the cards statewide.


[8-11VDOT-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC 14:35]
[GRAPHIC=none]


10- people died in Virginia last year from traffic accidents in work zones.
As a result, V-DOT has declared this week "Work Zone Safety Awareness Week".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Officials say men between the ages of 18 and 24 cause the most accidents in work zone areas. And while highway construction can be a dangerous job, seven out of every 10 people killed in work zone accidents are motorists. V-DOT is urging everyone to slow down to prevent accidents, and avoid getting a ticket.
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