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Coming up .. in the midst of deadly violence from protesters ... leaders at the G-Eight summit in Italy continue to search for ways to help poor nations ..
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AND .. up to a thousand jobs are on the way for one Christiansburg company .. all thanks in part to television.
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[Summit]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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Deadly violence is not delaying or postponing the second day of talks at the G-8 summit in Italy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Genoa, Italy]


Protesters battled with police along the security perimeter around the summit sites in the port city of Genoa.
A 23- year- old Italian protester was shot to death after he allegedly threw a fire extinguisher into a police vehicle.
Leaders have issued a statement of regret over the death, and President Bush has called it "tragic".
More protests are expected today as the leaders take up the issue of global warming.
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[City-Schools]


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The Roanoke City School Superintendent is defending the school system after an audit was released criticizing the school's hiring practices.
Superintendent Wayne Harris released a report yesterday explaining how the school system hires employees. The audit found there were more than 30 employees with criminal backgrounds. Kate Weidaw explains what Doctor Harris has to say about the audit.
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[IN Q=The audit]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]

That was Kate Weidaw reporting. Names of the employees and schools where they worked were not included on the audit.
But we do know that some of the employees with a criminal background include a teacher and an assistant football coach.
Harris concludes his report by saying some employees have been fired in the past once the criminal background report has come back and it does show the applicants convictions.

[Wachovia]


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First Union and Wachovia can move forward with merger plans - A North Carolina Judge has decided not to block the union.
Now it's up to SunTrust Bank to appeal.. it is also pursuing Wachovia.
The judge also rejected a non-termination clause that would have forced Wachovia to wait several months if choosing to merge with another bank.

[Stanley]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Things aren't looking so good for Stanley furniture - sales have seen nearly a 30-percent drop in the second quarter.


The company blames a weak retail furniture environment.
Several area furniture retailers are struggling with similar financial reports.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
That's why we'll take an in-depth look at the furniture manufacturing industry.
"Turning the Tables" begins Monday on News 7 at six.
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[Echostar]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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While things on the furniture front may be hurting - technology is booming - Escalating business in the television industry is bringing up to a THOUSAND new hobs to the area.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Last Year;]

A spokesman for EchoStar says the digital dish provider will START by hiring an additional 3-hundred employees at its Christiansburg center. Within the next few months the total number of new employees is expected to reach 1-thousand. Second quarter earnings showed a profit for the state of the art facility and EchoStar officials are gearing up for a busy Fall season. The new jobs will be in the customer service and promotions departments. The facility currently employees 1-thousand people at the Falling Branch Industrial Park.
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[Toss to Weather][Indian-Village]


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They were masters at making do with what they had. Now, the rest of us can learn the Indian art of living. In this week's Time Off - Shannon Young takes us to Wolf Creek Indian Village.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If Indian tradition places importance on stories...]
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[SUPER=01-Linda Bradshaw/Director, Wolf Creek Indian Village; :15]
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[OUT Q=STANDARD]


((If Indian tradition places importance on stories, then Wolf Creek Indian Village is the ultimate tale. The reconstructed village is built to the specifications of a real one found just 200-feet away during the early 1970's.
[SOT 4:58:09-4:58:24]
[IN Q=It's pre-European.]

((It's pre-European. There were three carbon datings came back on this site. One was 1215, the other one was late 1400's, the other was 1520. All of these dates would have been before white man was in this area.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=before white man was in this area.]

After donning clothing made of animal hide, "guides" - as they're known - go about the business of life as it may have been pre-history. Experts aren't sure which tribe lived here, but they do know a little about its lifestyle.
[SOT 4:58:27-4:58:35]
[IN Q=The goal of the village is to show...]

((The goal of the village is to show people how these people survived, some of the things they used and some of the things they did. Educational.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=some of the things they did. Educational.]

You are free to wander through the wigwams, noting the way Indians used every part of nature, wasting nothing. You can watch as guides demonstrate flintknapping, the process of breaking down rock, and exhibit pottery and cordage skills. Or learn to start fire without the help of matches. And always feel free to explore with your sense of touch.
[SOT 4:58:44-4:58:54]
[IN Q=Young people, for instance...]

((Young people, for instance, get to work in the clay or make a little bracelet before they leave the village out of grass. So, that's how they learn.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=That's how they learn.]

And in the process, help pass on the tale of a people long gone, but not forgotten. Shannon Young, News 7, Bastian.))
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[TAKE WEB ADDRESS FS] For more information or directions to Wolf Creek Indian Village - just go to our web site at w-d-b-j-7-dot-com and click on the Time Off suitcase.
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[Hudson]


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After hours of deliberation - a jury found a 15-year old charged with capital murder guilty of a lesser charge of robbery yesterday afternoon.
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((WE THE JURY FIND THE DEFENDANT ALEXANDER HUDSON GUILTY OF ROBBERY AS CHARGED IN THE INDICTMENT.))
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[OUTQ=in the indictment.]
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[VO-NAT]


A Franklin County jury spent 8 hours deliberating Alexander Hudson's case.
The prosecution claimed Hudson - along with his cousin and friend - killed and robbed 61-year-old Ralph English of Rocky Mount on New Years Eve.
The defense said Hudson was only "a lookout" while the other two committed the crime.
Both sides agree the trio split the stolen money and bought clothes.
Following the verdict the 15- year old was taken back to the Franklin County jail where he will stay until his sentencing on October 5-th.
He faces at least five years to life in prison.
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[Pitts-Murder]


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Pittsylvania County officials are still looking for leads and a motive for a drive by shooting that killed a man early Friday morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hurt]


It happened at this home on Rockford School Road just before one yesterday morning.
Witnesses say as many as two men got out of a car, started shooting, got back in the car and kept firing.
That's when 22-year old Marcus Dawson stepped out of the home and was hit by a bullet in the upper body.
The vehicle is described as a dark colored compact car.
It was last seen heading north towards Hurt.
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[Bedford-Death]


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Four days after his death - the family of Ronald Overstreet, Junior says it's no closer to learning what happened to him inside the Bedford County Jail.

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[VO-NAT]


Overstreet died Tuesday after being transported to Lynchburg General Hospital with a head injury.
His family says he was an alcoholic and may have struck his head during a seizure..
[SUPER=03-Bedford]

but they wonder if the jail staff handled the case properly.
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[SOT 00:41:25]
[IN Q=I would like]

((MARGARET OVERSTREET/MOTHER: I WOULD LIKE TO GET TO THE BOTTOM SO IT WOULDN'T HAPPEN TO ANOTHER YOUNG MAN. I MEAN, WHATEVER HAPPENED SOMEBODY DOWN THE ROAD NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT IT AND SEE IF THEY COULD GET IT CORRECTED.))
[SUPER=01-Margaret Overstreet/Mother]
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[OUT Q=get it corrected.]
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[VO-NAT]


Jail administrators say they do not suspect foul play in Overstreet's death and that staff acted appropriately.
State police are investigating.
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[Sports-Extra]


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The Colorado Rockies have started to retool their roster after team president Jerry McMorris says he's "embarassed" by the team's performance.
The Rockies picked up outfielder Alex Ochoa in a trade with Cincinnati yesterday.. their win over the Dodgers last night was just their fifth victory in their last 28 games.
Colorado is in last place, 14 and a half games out in the National League West.
McMorris says everyone is ashamed of the team's lackluster season, from the ownership down to the players.[Quilt-Show]
[anchor=Steve]
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Quilting is more than a craft and time-honored tradition. It's art... That's the message some local organizations say you'll get when you see what's on display in Bedford this week...
[DOUBLE BOXES = STEVE / Jacey -- PERFORMANCE SET]

Jacey Birch is joined by a guest in the studio with more... Jacey?
[JACEY AND GUEST - PERFOMANCE SET] Thanks Steve... Rose-Marie Newcomb (NEW-come) is one of dozens of local quilters whose works you can see in the Bedford Central Library through tomorrow.
Thanks for joining us Rose-Marie...
First of all - tell us exactly what's going on at the library? (130 quilts representing the works of around 30 people on display this weekend)
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Bedford/Yesterday]

The Quilt Show is sponsored by both the "Peaks and Pieces Quilt Guild" and the Friends of the Bedford Public Library.

How long has the show been going on? (5 years)
What's the purpose of the show? (different perspective on quilts - you'll see a quilt as art - appreciating it in this setting almost as if it were a canvas)
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You've brought something with you today - can you tell us about it? (explains her quilt if she wants to)
And there are also demonstrations going on today, right? (yes, all day)
So again - the Quilt Show continues today and tomorrow at Bedford Central Library... There is NO charge.
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[WeekendCalen]


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If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calendar.
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[OUT Q=crock pot mac & cheese, stay tuned.]



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An old favorite, plenty of cheese, and a crock pot... Those are the ingredients for today's Weekend Diner. Here's Brent Watts.
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[OUT Q=we'll see you next time.]
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If you would like to try your hand at Dorris's crock pot macaroni and cheese - or any recipe you see on Weekend Diner - check out our web site at WDBJ-7-dot com - just click on the Weekend Diner Icon. Or - you can send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope to... Weekend Diner Care Of WDBJ7.....P.O. Box 7 Roanoke....Virginia 24022-0007. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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[VO-NAT]
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Coming up ... the Roanoke City School Superintendant speaks out after an audit finds more than 30 school employees with criminal backgrounds.
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AND .. it's unclear who to point the finger at for an explosion yesterday in an office of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
We will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[2-Summit]


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President Bush is using his weekly radio address to reply to protesters who have tried to lay siege to the G-8 summit in Genoa, Italy.
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[VO-NAT]
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One Italian protester was killed during a clash with police yesterday and more violence was expected today.
Demonstrators are concerned about labor standards and economic dislocation among other issues.
Bush is defending free trade as the best hope developing nations have to escape poverty.
The President says those countries must also help fight illiteracy and disease.
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[2-City-Schools]


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The Roanoke City School Board's hiring practices are coming under fire - and Superintendent Wayne Harris is defending them. This comes after an audit was released saying more than 30 school employees have criminal backgrounds. Yesterday - Harris released his own report that explains how the school system hires its employees. Kate Weidaw explains what Doctor Harris has to say about the audit.
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[OUT Q=the applicant is applying.]
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That was Kate Weidaw reporting. Names of the employees and schools where they worked were not included on the audit.
But we do know that some of the employees with a criminal background include a teacher and an assistant football coach.
Harris concludes his report by saying some employees have been fired in the past once the criminal background report has come back and it does show the applicants convictions.

[JF-Fire]


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It only took a few minutes -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

for firefighters to get a fire at Jefferson Forest High School under control yesterday.
A 15-by-15 foot area of the roof was burned.. the same area where workers had been replacing the roof earlier in the day.
The school is being renovated to get rid of bacteria and ventilation problems.
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[Explosion]


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There's conflicting reports over who's responsible for an explosion in an office of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hebron, West Bank]


The blast destroyed the office, killing one man and injuring eight others.
It also took the top level off a nearby house.
Palestinian sources say an Israeli helicopter fired two missiles at the building.. Israel denies the accusation.
The Israelis are calling it a "work accident".. a term used when bombs being prepared explode prematurely.
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[Space-Walk]


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Two American astronauts are back on board the international space station after a four- hour space walk this morning.
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[VO-NAT]


Michael Gernhardt and James Reilly installed the last high- pressure gas tank on the station's new passageway.
They were the first astronauts to use the 164 million dollar air lock as an exit into space.
The new device allows Americans living on board the space station to use their own suits during space walks, instead of Russian suits.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Coming up - A Christiansburg man gets the book thrown at him for uncharitable acts -
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

and it's been more than a home for many travelers and patrons - but now it's the end of an era. We'll have that story later on News 7 Saturday Morning -
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[VO-NAT]

But first if you are traveling today........
[Jacey ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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[Poff]


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Rick Poff has 30-days to prepare for prison.
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[VO-NAT 14.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Christiansburg bookkeeper was sentenced yesterday for stealing some 760- thousand dollars from charities in the New River Valley. Poff was ordered to pay the money back and to spend 30- months in prison. Afterward-- he kept his comments brief.
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[SOT 02:50:30]
[IN Q=I THINK ]

((RICK POFF/DEFENDANT: I THINK YOU HEARD EVERYTHING THEY SAID IN THAT COURTROOM AND IF YOU PRINT IT YOU'LL DO SOMETHING YOU HAVEN'T DONE BEFORE.))
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[OUT Q=HAVEN'T DONE BEFORE.]
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[VO-NAT 8.5]

Poff will begin serving his sentence in late August. But some of Poff's victims say he should have been taken into custody immediately.
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[sot 02:51:32]
[in q=Frankly it would have]

((TOMMY HESS: FRANKLY IT WOULD HAVE SERVED ME BETTER IF THEY'D TAKEN HIM INTO CUSTODY TODAY I THINK FOR HIM TO WAIT THIS LONG AND THEM TO GIVE HIM 30- MORE DAYS TO ME IT'S NOT APPROPRIATE BUT THE JUDGE IS THE JUDGE.))
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[OUT Q= the judge is the judge.]
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[SS=HOLD]

Rick Poff told the court he was sorry but disputed the amount the government says he stole. Poff contends it was much less.

[Habitat]


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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Because of Poff, the New River Valley Chapter of Habitat for Humanity had to make some changes.
6-homes had to be put on hold. Frances Dalton was supposed to move in her house before Spring but had to wait until now for new donations to cover costs. Habitat says they also had to let go of some paid employees, relocate and re-organize their accounting.
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[SOT 31:29:04]
[IN Q=People stepped up]

((TERRI FITZWATER-PALMORE/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY; PEOPLE STEPPED UP FIRST NATIONAL BANK GAVE US A NEW VAN, WE GOT A NEW OFFICE DONATED IN A CENTRAL LOCATION THAT WE WOULD HAVE NEVER GOTTEN OR EVEN MOVED TO SO A LOT OF PEOPLE PULLED TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Terri Fitzwater-Palmore/Habitat for Humanity;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=people pulled together.]
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[VO-NAT]

The judge for the Poff case, Judge Turk also has a connection to Habitat for Humanity. Several years ago he and his wife donated more than four acres in Radford to be used by the organization.
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[6-Windsor-Motel]


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It's one of the last 'family-owned' motor courts around.. but now the owners are preparing to end an era and make way for a new business to come to the area.
Joe Dashiell has the story of the landmark, and the family who called the small hotel home.
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[IN Q=The first time they put it up... ]
[SUPER=01-Rubye Nixon/Windsor Motel; :00]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :08]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Snead/Windsor Motel; :48]
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(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND 04:26:19]
[IN Q=The first time they put it up]

((THE FIRST TIME THEY PUT IT UP, I WAS IN TEARS. I REALLY WAS. I GOT VERY SENTIMENTAL ABOUT IT.))
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[OUT Q=I got very sentimental about it.]


Rubye Nixon and Charlie Snead know it's time to move on, but it was still an emotional week as they prepared to sell furnishings from the motel their parents built 55 years ago.
[SOT 04:17:51]
[IN Q=My father usually stayed]

((MY FATHER USUALLY STAYED IN THE BACKGROUND. HE ALWAYS LET HER BE THE BOSS, AND SHE WAS QUITE A LADY AND WE REALLY MISS HER. BUT SHE WORKED AWFULLY HARD HERE, AND SHE HAD ASKED US TO TAKE CARE OF IT TO THE END, BUT I KNOW SHE KNOWS THAT THE TIME IS HERE AND IT HAS TO GO.))
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[OUT Q=to buy a lot of this furniture.]


Effie and Charles Snead had operated a small motel on Lee Highway, and in 1946 they decided to build on West Main in Salem.
Their son came up with the name.
[SOT 04:39:45]
[IN Q=I don't know if that was at the time of the Bates Motel]

((I DON'T KNOW IF THAT WAS AT THE TIME OF THE BATES MOTEL, BUT MAYBE THAT WOULD HAVE CONVINCED ME, NO WAY WOULD WE CALL IT SNEADS MOTEL.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=no way would we call it Snead's motel.]


They settled on Windsor, as in "House of Windsor."
And there were other unique touches, from the room numbers that started with 401, to the cherry furniture inside.
[SOT 04:27:31]
[IN Q=I went with my mother]

((I WENT WITH MY MOTHER TO BUY A LOT OF THIS FURNITURE.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=to buy a lot of this furniture]


Effie Snead retired at the age of 99, and was 101 when she passed away two summers ago.
Soon one of the last motor courts will make way for a gas station and convenience store, but the family is proud that for more than 50 years the Windsor lived up to the promise on its postcard... "a home away from home."
Joe Dashiell News 7 Salem))


[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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The days of the horse and buggy may be long gone but one local man is still making a living off NON- motorized transportation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Ted Hughes is a retired VDOT engineer who has found a second career in carriage restoration.
People from around the country bring their old carriages, sleighs and surries to have Hughes restore them in his Amherst County workshop.
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[SOT 10:37:20]
[IN Q=It does you]

((TED HUGHES/CHALKLEVEL BUGGY WORKS: IT DOES YOU GOOD TO SEE ONE COME IN IN A PILE AND YOU FINISH IT AND PEOPLE ARE SATISFIED AND YOU KNOW THAT YOU'VE DONE SOMETHING THAT CAN'T BE REPLACED AND IT JUST GIVES YOU A GOOD FEELING.))
[SUPER=01-Ted Hughes/Chalklevel Buggy Works]
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[OUT Q=a good feeling.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hughes is one of just a handful of buggy experts in the mid- Atlantic region.
He says he has enough work now to keep him busy for the next two years.
We'll hear more about his craft in this week's "Virginia Profile" tomorrow morning on News7. (------------)