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[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=marya]
[NEWSCAST=mor]
[WRITER=tha]
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Good afternoon. I'm Marya Jones, filling in this week for Kimberley McBroom. A Roanoke man was shot and killed last night after a cook- out at an apartment complex turned into an argument.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]

Police were called to Hunt Manor apartments around ten o'clock last night.
They found 40 year old Keith Anthony Dillard lying in the yard. Neighbors say Dillard, who had been visiting, was on the side-walk with a gun shot wound to the chest.
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[SOT 02:00:23 tape labeled interview ]
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((LEROY SWANN/WITNESS: MY FIRST INSTINCT....THAT'S ABOUT IT.))
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[OUT Q=that's about it.]
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[VO-NAT]

Dillard was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses say Dillard had gotten in an argument with a younger man who fled after the shooting.
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[Blacksburg-Body]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Police are releasing the name of a man found dead at a Blacksburg construction site over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Authorities say it is 43-year-old Mark Robert Cahill of Blacksburg.
An autopsy reveals he died of multiple injuries, although police say the exact cause is still unknown.
His body was found on Saturday around 3-pm at an apartment building under construction on North Main Street.
Police say they are still investigating circumstances surrounding the death.
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[Missing-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
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The body of a woman who disappeared from a campsite in Rockbridge County over the weekend has been found.
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[Super=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


Divers found her in Cave Mountain Lake last night.
The Rockbridge County Sheriff's Captain says the 37-year old woman was last seen at a camp ground there Saturday night.
When family members woke up Sunday morning they realized she wasn't there.
Sheriff's deputies used dogs and a helicopter to search the area- but yesterday focused the search on the lake using divers.
The Sheriff's department is not yet releasing the woman's name.
Authorities say they don't know exactly how the woman died- and will await an autopsy report.
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[Snow-Leopard]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Mill Mountain Zoo may never know what killed one of its three snow leopard cubs.
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[VO-NAT :12]
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The smallest of the babies died Saturday afternoon. Zoo officials say she had been nursing regularly and appeared healthy and that her mother, Tasha, may have accidentally played a role in her death.
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[SOT 1:51:05-1:51:18]
[IN Q=No apparent reason.]
[SUPER=01-Dave Wood/Mill Mountain Zoo;]

((DAVE WOOD/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: NO APPARENT REASON. WE DON'T KNOW IF THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOMETHING INTERNALLY WRONG WITH THE CUB THAT WE WOULDN'T HAVE DETECTED. OR SHE MIGHT HAVE LAID ON IT OR CAUSED SOME SORT OF INJURY, POSSIBLE AN INTERNAL INJURY.))
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[OUT Q=possibly an internal injury.]
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[VO-NAT]

The zoo says Tasha disposed of the cub's body in such a way that an autopsy would be impossible. The other two cubs, a male and female, will remain in the den with their mother. They are healthy and doing well.
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[Bush]


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President Bush is in Los Angeles today as part of a three-day West Coast trip.
He's planning to discuss California's energy crisis and soaring electricity costs.
But, as Sandra Hughes reports, the president's not expected to offer Californians any special relief or short-term solutions.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Absent from]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Gray Davis/(D) California; :23]
[SUPER=04-Democratic Advertisement; 51]
[SUPER=01-Dan Schnur/Republican Political Consultant; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Hughes/Reporting; 1:23]
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[OUT Q=S Hughes, CBS News, Los Angeles.]

((ABSENT FROM THE GOLDEN STATE SINCE HE WAS CANDIDATE BUSH BACK IN OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR, PRESIDENT BUSH LANDS IN CALIFORNIA AMID A SWIRL OF CONTROVERSY OVER HIS HANDS-OFF ENERGY PLAN.

(VO/CA POWER)

THOUGH HE'S SAID HE WILL NOT FORCE FEDERAL REGULATORS TO SET WHOLESALE ENERGY PRICES-THAT'S JUST WHAT CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR WILL ASK FOR DURING A FACE TO FACE MEETING LATER TODAY:

(SOT/GOV.GRAY DAVIS/(D)CALIFORNIA:)

Hopefully the President will understand that it makes no sense to charge us 700 times what we paid for electricity two years ago // that's not fair profit, that's gouging pure and simple.

(VO)

GOVERNOR DAVIS WILL GO INTO THE MEETING ARMED WITH A DECLARATION BY TEN TOP ENERGY ECONOMISTS WHO HAVE CONCLUDED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUST STEP IN AND CONTROL SKYROCKETING WHOLESALE ENERGY PRICES. OTHERWISE, DAVIS SAYS HE'LL SUE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

(SOT/DAVIS:)

Whatever I have to do I'm going to do.

(NAT/SOT/ADS/DEMOCRATIC ADVERTISMENT:NEEDS GRAPHIC/TV BOX:)

President Bush has offered no relief to hard pressed rate payers.

(VO/AD:)

ADDING TO THAT PRESSURE, DEMOCRATS LAUNCHED A TV AD CAMPAIGN JUST AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENT'S TRIP..BLAMING THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION FOR INACTION HERE:

(SOT/DAN SCHNUR/REPUBLICAN POLITICAL CONSULTANT:)

Governor Davis has no solution to the crisis so what he's been arguing instead is whose fault the crisis is // What Bush has to do on this trip is to make it clear to Californians that because he doesn't want permanent price controls, does not mean that he's ignoring the state but rather that he's looking out for the state's best intrest.

(ON CAMERA/SANDRA HUGHES/CBS NEWS:)


BUT REPUBLICANS ADMIT EVEN THE PERCEPTION THAT THE PRESIDENT IS IGNORING THIS VOTE RICH STATE DURING A TIME OF CRISIS COULD BE DAMAGING..AND SOME HOPE HE'LL OFFER SHORT TERM RELIEF OR THE ENTIRE PARTY COULD FACE THE CONSEQUENCES OF A LONG HOT SUMMER. SH CBS NEWS LA.))

[Nazi-Extradition]


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An elderly man in Australia will face charges of being a Nazi war criminal, 57 years after he allegedly took part in the atrocities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Melbourne, Australia;]


An Australian judge ordered 87-year-old Konrad (Kuh-LAIGE) Kalejs extradited to Latvia, where he's wanted for wartime crimes.
He's accused of being a guard at a concentration camp from 1941 to 1944.
That's when some 80-thousand Jews and Russian prisoners of war were executed and tortured.
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[SOT 3:09:41]
[IN Q=Mr. Kalejs]

((GERARD LETHBRIDGE/KALEJS' LAWYER: MR KALEJS WILL SOON TURN EIGHTY-EIGHT. HE HAS DEMENTIA. HE IS BLIND AND NEARLY DEAF. HE HAS CANCER. HE CANNOT WALK UNAIDED. MOST SIGNIFICANTLY, HE CANNOT FOLLOW WHAT IS HAPPENING. HE CANNOT REMEMBER THE PAST.))
[SUPER=01-Gerard Lethbridge/Kalejs' Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=the past.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kalejs emigrated to Australia after the war.
He denies the charges against him.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]


One of the world's largest corporations may buy another troubled automaker. We'll have the details after the break.


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[VO-NAT ]


Also three people are killed when a military helicopter crashes in Korea.
But first let's check in with Leo.
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[Helicopter-Crash]


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Three Korean soldiers were killed when their army helicopter crashed in Seoul.
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[VO-NAT]
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The C-H-47 Chinook transport was installing a torch-shaped sculpture on the central tower of a bridge when its rotors hit the sculpture and the tower.
The helicopter snapped in two on impact. One half hit the bridge, the other fell into the river.
No other casualties were reported as the bridge was closed during the installation work.
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[GM-Daewoo]


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There's word that General Motors will submit a proposal this week to take over South Korea's ailing Daewoo Motors.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seoul, Korea;]


A top official at Korea Development Bank says G-M will offer its proposal Wednesday and decide later whether to join with Italian carmaker Fiat to buy Daewoo.
General Motors is the world's biggest car-maker.
It entered negotiations for Daewoo after Ford withdrew in September.
During the Asian economic crisis, Daewoo collapsed under huge debt.
G-M has spent the past few months looking at the company's finances and labor situation.
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[Wildfires]


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Firefighters are struggling to gain control of sprawling wildfires burning across Florida.
Now the smoky conditions have taken a deadly turn.
Bobbi Harley reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The long holiday]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Bryant/Florida Driver; :16]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Bryant/Florida Driver; :38]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=BHarley, CBS News, Miami.]

((THE LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND COULD STRETCH INTO A LONG WORK WEEK AHEAD FOR FLORIDA FIREFIGHTERS -- ALREADY WEARY FROM BATTLING BRUSH FIRES THAT CLOSED DOWN FIVE MAJOR HIGHWAYS WITH SMOKE SO THICK DRIVERS DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE.

SOT -- ANTHONY BRYANT/FLORIDA DRIVER -- Terrified, you couldn't see

anything, you could only hear the squealing of brakes and people screaming.
SEVENTEEN CARS PILED UP ON INTERSTATE 4 - THE MOST TRAVELLED ROUTE TO DISNEY WORLD. ONE PERSON WAS KILLED AND A DOZEN MORE INJURED. CYNTHIA BRYANT DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK IN THE SECONDS AFTER ANOTHER CAR CRASHED INTO HERS.

SOT - CYNTHIA BRYANT/FLORIDA DRIVER - By the time we pulled over --

there were cars just crashing into each other, so we just got out and ran. (07)
WHILE MOST FIRES ARE ALMOST UNDER CONTROL, THE SITUATION COULD QUICKLY GET WORSE. MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A MILLION ACRES HAVE ALREADY BURNED THIS YEAR -- FUELED IN PART BY FLORIDA'S MOST SEVERE DROUGHT EVER. IT'S LEFT THE STATE VULNERABLE TO WILDFIRES AND SO FAR THE RAINY SEASON HAS DONE LITTLE TO HELP.
OC/BOBBI HARLEY/MIAMI - Overcast skies have meant rain for much of the state during the last few days, but instead of offering any kind of fire relief -- the storms are doing exactly the opposite ... lightening strikes are blamed for starting almost all of the recent fires. BH, CBS News, Miami.))

[Casey-Martin]


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The U-S Supreme Court has handed a loss to P-G-A tour.
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[VO-NAT]
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In a seven- to -two decision, the justices said the P-G-A tour must let disabled golfer Casey Martin use a cart at tour events.
The P-G-A was opposed to the move, saying it would fundamentally alter the game, but the court disagreed. It ruled the Americans with Disabilities Act gave Martin the right to use a cart.
He has a circulatory problem that makes it very painful for him to walk.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still to come on the newscast, a local man hopes D-N-A evidence will help authorities identify his brother who was declared missing in action fifty years ago,
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[VO-NAT ]

and residents of a small town in Colorado have to rebuild following tornados last night.
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[11Lindsey-MIA]


[ANCHOR=marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-22 43:17]
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The advancements in D-N-A technology could help authorities identify the remains of soldiers missing in action for decades. There are currently more than six thousand families whose loved ones are missing in action from the Korean War. Teresa Hamilton has the story of a Pulaski man who hopes his own D-N-A will bring his brother's remains back home.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's been]
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[SUPER=01-Charles Lindsey/Veteran's Brother; :17]
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[OUT Q=N7 Pulaski]

(( It's been more than 50- years since Charles Lindsey's older brother, Corky, joined the Army and was sent to fight in the Korean War. Not long after-- the Lindsey family received the devastating news.
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[in q=MY MOTHER]

((CHARLES LINDSEY/VETERAN'S BROTHER: MY MOTHER AND THEM GOT WORD THE WAS TAKEN PRISONER OF WAR... I BELIEVE IT WAS 1950 AND THEY SAID HE'D BEEN SHOT TWO OR THREE TIMES. ))
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[OUT Q= OR THREE TIMES. (TEARS).]

The Army confirmed Corky's death in 1954 after interviewing other prisoners of war. But it wasn't until the family recently applied for a War Medal for Corky-- that they learned the government was searching for them.
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[sot]
[in q= I still don't]

((I STILL DON'T REALLY LOOK FOR THEM TO FIND HIM, BUT THERE'S HOPE THAT THEY WILL.))
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[out q= that they will.]
The Department of Defense is trying to locate relatives--- to get a blood sample.

The hope is that D-N-A will help the government identify the remains of soldiers missing in action as tensions ease between North Korea and the United States.
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[sot 16:21:52]
[in q= they came and ]

((CHARLES LINDSEY: THEY CAME AND GOT THE BLOOD PROBABLY A MONTH, TWO WEEKS AGO, AND MY BROTHER, OTHER BROTHER THAT LIVES HERE HE GAVE TOO.))
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[out q= he gave too.]

Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Pulaski.))

[Colorado-Tornado]


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[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
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Residents of a small town in southern Colorado are surveying the damage from tornados last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ellicott, CO;]


Intense thunderstorms rolling through the region spawned a couple of tornadoes that hit a small town east of Colorado Springs.
They destroyed several trailer homes, flattened barns, ripped the roof off the high school and knocked down trees.

No one was killed, but 18 people suffered injuries ranging from brusies to a broken leg.
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[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [05/29/2001] [TWO SHOT]
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 25 points.
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Nasdaq has lost 55 points.


(x=up y=down)[tease3]

[SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Still to come on News 7 -Cave Spring domintes E.C. Glass on the soccer field,
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[VO-NAT ]

And - A former Friday Football Extra star is tackling the pros - We'll have detail in Sports.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
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Cave Spring hosted E-C Glass in a soccer double-header yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./E. C. Glass vs. Cave Spring; :00]

The Knights came in on a roll having captured the RVD crown, while Glass was looking for the upset. Instead the Knights upset themselves as Phil Hartman, Justin (CRY-bull) Kriehbel and goalie Ryan Schilling collide in midair trying to stop the Glass shot. Schilling would get the worst of the deal by far. But he got plenty of relief from senior Brad Newton - who short shoots the pass from Glenn Grunewald and makes it 1-to-nothing. Later, Jeff Chapman gets the sweet assist to Michael Kraemer and its a 2-to-nothing game in the second half.
[SUPER=34-E. C. Glass/0/Cave Spring/3;]

Newton would add some insurance off another Grunewald assist. Cave Spring wins it 3-to-0.
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[S-Girls]


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The Cave Spring girls also held off Glass last night -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./E. C. Glass vs. Cave Spring; :00]

Cave scored early on and then turned back this point blank Glass direct free kick that goes right to keeper Terra (Popple-steen) Poplstein who keeps her head and her feet. The Knights would continue to keep the ball in the Glass end of the field as Megan Horan keeps the
[super=34-E. C. Glass/0/Cave Spring/1;]

pressure on with the shot. The Cave girls advance with the 1-to-nothing win.
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[S-Taylor]

[ANCHOR=mike]



[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[TAPE#=SP-94 26:12]
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Shannon Taylor - a former Friday Football Extra player of the week - is taking a run in the N-F-L.
Steve Mason recently caught up with the San Diego Charger linebacker.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Taylor/Second Year Chargers Linebacker; :10]
[SUPER=01-Mike Riley/Chargers Head Coach; :30]
[SUPER=@steve1; :45]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 1:15(QUICK!!!!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaither/16 Year Roanoke AAU Coach; 1:26]
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[OUT Q=....news 7 sports]
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((Taylor participated in mini camp earlier this month and after 12 tackles in 8 games last year, mostly on special teams, 2001 looks better to the former Patrick Henry star. ((:)) While Taylor shares practice duties with Seau, he's a ways away from the future hall of famer's level, but the Chargers like Shannon's potential. ((MIKE RILEY/CHARGERS HEAD COACH:)) Taylor is in the second year of a two year deal. He is working for a sizable contract this year. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((SHANNON:))
Coach Joe and Shannon talk once a week and he sent his former AAU Roanoke Hawks basketball coach a signed autographed picture of his prot�g�. ((JOE GAITHER:)) ((:)) Gaither and Taylor are now working together to buy Shannon's mom a house in Roanoke. The Chargers open the season September 9th against the Redskins, Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

[5-Mountain-Lake]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=501-15 9:55]
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Finally today, a popular vacation spot is thriving despite some problems with Mother Nature. A lack of rainfall has led the resort to try something new. Jacey Birch has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co. ;:00]
[SUPER=01-H. M. Scanland, Jr./Mountain Lake Hotel Manager; :09]
[SUPER=01-Virginia Collins/Hotel Visitor; :58]
[SUPER=@Jacey1; 1:21]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=I'm Jacey Birch]

(( The nearly three-thousand acres of nature that Mountain Lake promises draws many who want to escape the hustle and bustle - and just sit back and breathe.
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[SOT 6:35:07]
[IN Q=There's all kinds]

(( THERE'S ALL KINDS OF BIRDS HERE, ALL KINDS OF ANIMALS UP HERE, THE AIR IS FRESH UP HERE, WE DON'T HAVE AIR CONDITIONING, WE DON'T NEED AIR CONDITIONING.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=air conditioning.]


The Mountain Lake Hotel, Lodge and nearby cottages can board more than two-hundred-fifty guests at a time... but that doesn't mean you'll run into your neighbor on your getaway.
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[SOT 6:38:10 ]
[IN Q=You can walk]

((YOU CAN WALK AROUND SOMETIMES AND WONDER WHERE EVERYONE WENT AND THEY ARE HIKING OR OUT IN BOATS AND WITH THE ACREAGE WE HAVE IT KIND OF GIVES EVERYBODY SPACE. ))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=everybody space.]


Plenty of space is needed for all the visitors who come just to see where the 1980s smash hit "Dirty Dancing" was filmed. Fifteen years after the movie premiered, the hotel manager still meets guests who want to see where Baby and Johnny danced.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:31:58]
[IN Q=They'll tell you]

((THEY'LL TELL YOU IT'S THEIR FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT WILL EVER DIE OUT OR NOT. ))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=out or not.]
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[SOT 6:28:59]
[IN Q=It's always]

((IT'S ALWAYS FUN TO WATCH DIRTY DANCING AGAIN AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN POINT OUT AND REMEMBER.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=and remember.]


Virginia Collins has been coming to Mountain Lake twice a year for the past five years... but not because of the movie.
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[SOT 6:24:38]
[IN Q=I enjoy]

((I ENJOY THE WALKING AND GETTING OUT ON THE PONTOON, THE LAKE AND WATCHING THE FISH FLIP THROUGH THE WATER.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=through the water.]


But a lack of precipitation for the past few years has taken it's toll on Mountain Lake
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[SOT 7:00:41]
[IN Q=This is one]

((THIS IS ONE OF THE FAMOUS LANDMARKS YOU MIGHT RECOGNIZE FROM THE MOVIE "DIRTY DANCING" BUT THE GAZEBO ISN'T CATCHING QUITE AS MUCH ATTENTION AS THE DECLINING LAKE LEVEL.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=lake level.]
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[SOT 6:42:48]
[IN Q=The lake]

((THE LAKE IS REALLY THE CENTER AND THE FOCAL POINT FOR PEOPLE COMING HERE))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=coming here.]


One of only two natural lakes in all of Virginia... recent dry seasons have caused the water to recede to a low no one has seen since 1957.
But that just means Mountain Lake gets to add a new amenity to the list.
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[SOT 6:42:21]
[IN Q=For this year]

((FOR THIS YEAR WE HAVE ADDED A SWIMMING POOL THAT WE'VE NEVER HAD IN THE PAST.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=in the past.]


Mr. Scanland thinks heavy snow and plenty of rain will eventually get the lake back in shape - but until then, the promise of relaxing with nature and eating in the same dining room as movie stars once did... will still keep the rooms full. In Giles County, I'm Jacey Birch for News Seven.))
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