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Coming up on News 7-
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A rescue effort goes awry- when a rescue helicopter crashes-
More U-S Airways jets will be taking to the skies- We'll tell you why.
Plus how'd you like a tea set from the Hotel Roanoke and shot glasses from turn of the century Roanoke saloons.
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News 7 is next.

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A helicopter trying to rescuer climbers crashes in the Mountains of Oregon.
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((I'M NOT REALLY SURE WHY IT WENT DOWN. IT DID NOT REPORT ANY TROUBLE WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.))
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[Mt-Hood]


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Eight climbers fell into a crevasse today near the summit of Mount Hood in an accident that killed three and critically injured two others.
But the rescue took a dramatic turn when a chopper trying to reach the survivors crashed nearby.
Chris Lawrence has the story.
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((The National Guard helicopter lurched back, pitched forward, and quickly spun out of control. Within seconds, it slammed into the side of an Oregon mountain. The copter crashed near the summit of Mt. Hood, about 11,000 feet high. The helicopters nose smashed into the snow and it tumbled over and over down the slope. ANGELA BLANCHARD/CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT: Not really sure why it went down. I don't believe they reported any troubles. The helicopter was trying to rescue two groups of climbers who fell into a crevasse Thursday morning. The fall killed three of the climbers and injured six others, two of them seriously. A paramedic in the group used his cell phone to call for help. Within hours, a military helicopter hovered over the crevasse and had lowered a rescuer. There are no flat spots this high on the mountain, and the snow is 30 feet deep. Once the chopper went down, other units had to be called in to handle a second rescue. LT. CHRIS BERNARD/ARMY NATIONAL GUARD: Were definitely concerned. But we gotta take care of business, and get em out of there. BLANCHARD: It was delayed as I said because that was destined for the third critical patients. Right now its a minimal delay. Well be taking care of those and getting them to the hospital. Experts say any high-altitude operation is risky, but on Thursday afternoon the weather was sunny and the winds calm. Chris Lawrence CBS News.))
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The four crew members escaped the helicopter .. one is critically injured.

[MidAtlantic]


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U-S Airways will re-activate its defunct Potomac Air subsidiary this fall.
It'll have a new name-- MidAtlantic Airways-- and help its parent company nearly double its number of regional jets.
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The U-S Airways Express system will have 140 regional jets when the expansion is complete.
About 500 people are expected to get jobs with MidAtlantic, and the carrier says it'll try to hire U-S Airways employees who were laid-off after the September eleventh terrorist attacks.
No word yet on how that might affect service or jobs in Roanoke or Lynchburg.
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[Croptech]


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A Blacksburg biotechnology company is moving to South Carolina...
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CropTech uses tobacco plants to develop vaccines for life threatening human diseases. The company has benefited from Virginia's tobacco settlement money.
Almost 2-years ago CropTech received 2-million dollars to help find alternative uses for tobacco. Officials say construction of CropTech's facility in Charleston will be completed later this year. The company's website lists 28-employees. A news release says they will employ 40-people in South Carolina during the first year of operations and at least 110 by 2004.
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[Job-Fair]


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It's a different story in Franklin County where Trinity Packaging Corporation is moving in... and already hiring.
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The Virginia Employment Commission held a job fair today, which will continue through tomorrow night.
With recent layoffs.... the job fair attracted hundreds of people half an hour before it even started.
300 new jobs will be created...ranging from a machine operator to a electrical technician.
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((DAVID TURNER/UNEMPLOYED; I WAS FORMERLY EMPLOYED AT V.F. NETWARE AND LOST MY JOB IN DECEMBER. SO I'M LOOKING FOR A JOB TO MAKE MORE MONEY AND TO TRY TO SURVIVE.))
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The former Standard Register building in Rocky Mount will house the new Packaging Corporation.
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[Auction]


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Roanoke's history is up for sale.
It's all part of the estate of one area collector which is being auctioned off this week in Salem.
As Justin McLeod explains the sale is bringing a whole new meaning to the saying one man's junk is another man's treasure.
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((((NAT SOUND OF AUCTION; 14:25:12))
In this room, you'll find everything and anything you'd want to know about Roanoke.....and it's all up for sale.
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They called Marvin Short a collector's collector.
And for good reason, according to auctioneer Mark Layman.
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And there's no doubt Marvin loved Roanoke, his collection proves it.
There are plenty of pictures, from the 1915 Police force to this 1870's photograph of Roanoke back when it was known as Big Lick.
There are also shot glasses from Roanoke saloons, a tea set from the Hotel Roanoke, even Jefferson High School memorabilla.
Already sold is this clock set from the Jefferson Theater.
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Special and also unique.
The collection contains 350 lunch boxes, 20,000 postcards, even a set of WDBJ playing cards.
Altogether, thousands of items are up for sale, some of which come with a hefty price tag.
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((MARK LAYMAN/AUCTIONEER: SO FAR, A LITTLE COLLECTION OF G-MEN CARDS WHICH I KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT. THEY BROUGHT 1200 DOLLARS.)) [Runs09]
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And that may be just the beginning.
Take a look at these portraits which hung in Roanoke saloons in the early 1900's.
They're expected to sell for several thousand dollars.
In fact, the whole collection could net several hundred thousand dollars.
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((JUSTIN MCLEOD/REPORTING: MARVIN SHORT COLLECTED SO MUCH THAT THIS IN FACT IS JUST ONE OF TWO AUCTIONS TO BE HELD THIS MONTH. THIS ONE CONTINUES UNTIL SATURDAY AT THIS PLACE NEXT TO THE COMFORT INN LOCATED ON WILDWOOD ROAD IN SALEM. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.)) [Runs14]
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A northwest Roanoke community is trying to take back the streets.
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Tonight members of Williams Memorial Baptist and First Church of the Brethren brought their concerns to city officials.
They say speeding traffic, heavy crime and unsightly trash are destroying their community.
They're asking the city to put up more four-way stop signs, increase police patrols and clean up dilapidated houses.
Community leaders are hopeful that officials will meet them halfway.
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((REVEREND DAVID MILLER: NOW WE'RE NOT ASKING SOMEBODY TO DO SOMETHING THAT WE'RE NOT WILLING TO DO ON OUR OWN. SO WE'RE GOING TO BE PARTNERS IN THIS. MICHAEL BURWELL: WE PAY TAXES, WE WORK HARD TO TRY TO HAVE SOMETHING AND WE'RE JUST ASKING THE CITY A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT THEY CAN DO TO HELP US ALONG.))
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About 150 residents were expected to attend tonight's meeting.
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The City of Radford wants to make its streets safer by adding more police officers.
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A federal grant will provide 75-thousand dollars for each new officer over a three year period. Last night the city council agreed on two new hires. The police chief wanted five... but since the city has to pay for salaries after the grant runs out - they decided on the lower number. Officials say two will still help.
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((RYAN FUNK/CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLANNER; WHEN YOU COMPARE RADFORD CITY TO MUNICIPALITIES OF SIMILAR SIZE WE DO LACK A FORCE THAT IS NEEDED TO COVER THE CITY BASICALLY COMPARED TO OTHER MUNICIPALITIES WE'RE AT A MINIMUM OF 10 OFFICERS BELOW THAT STRENGTH. ))
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The department expects to hear back on the grant in a few months. At that point they can start advertising for the positions and begin hiring.
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Eight and half months after the Attacks on America- a ceremony today to mark the end of recovery operations at Ground Zero.
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No speakers today- words not enough to describe the feelings here.
A flag draped stretcher was carried from ground zero- just one stretcher, but it symbolically carried the weight of over 17-hundred victims for whom no remains were ever found.
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Today thousands honored the almost 3-thousand people who died here, and they paid tribute to the living.
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Some people seem to live at the office... that's especially true for one Roanoke Apartment complex under development.
We'll explain why next on News 7.
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And this old Central Virginia school was about to be demolished... but it may get a new lease on life.
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Roanoke has tried to promote downtown living, but the lack of available apartments has limited the number of residents moving into the business district.
That's about to change this summer, when a former Norfolk and Western office building re-opens as an upscale apartment house.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell has a tour of Eight Jefferson Place.
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((The first of 87 luxury apartments are now taking shape in a building that served the railroad for most of the last century.
And while tenants will find apartments with thoroughly modern amenities, planners have taken pains to preserve the building's historic character.
For example, 8 Jefferson Place has more than 20 vaults, some with shelves from floor to ceiling that will serve as libraries or dens. One apartment will include the former pedestrian bridge across Centre Avenue.
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((ED MURRAY: YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SEE THINGS, THE OLD BEAMS AND THE OLD STRUCTURE OF THE BUILDING. SO WE'VE TRIED TO DO THAT , BUT THE SECOND THING WE'VE TRIED TO DO IS UPDATE THE BUILDING AND MAKE IT REALLY A LIVING PLACE THAT EVERYONE WOULD BE HAPPY TO LIVE IN.))
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With construction under way, the building isn't open to the public yet... but by mid-July the first and second floors will be complete, ready for potential tenants to tour the property and even move in.
With no marketing and little publicity leasing agents say they're already hearing from prospective tenants. They hope to rent six to eight apartments a month, and fill the building within a year.
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The building has 20 different floor plans, and rents ranging from 545 dollars to 1195 dollars a month.
Planners hope they will persuade young professionals, working couples and senior citizens to consider a new lease with a downtown landmark.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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An old school building in Amherst County slated for demolition is getting a stay of execution while a citizens group tries to find a new use for it.
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The Madison Heights Elementary School has been vacant for more than ten years, and county supervisors had started taking bids to tear down the building.
But a former student thinks the structure can be saved.
Lynn Cunningham is an architect who says the school could qualify for historic tax credits that could be applied to its renovation.
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((LYNN CUNNINGHAM/ARCHITECT: I THINK WHEN THE COUNTY.. ...ENHANCE OUR AREA.))
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Cunningham would like to see the building renovated into office space and community rooms.
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The captain of the tugboat involved in Sunday's fatal bridge collapse may have fallen asleep at the helm.
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That's one theory investigators are looking into- after finding that the captain did not get much sleep in the days leading up to the crash.
In the two days before the crash the captain only slept a total of nine and hour hours.
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Meanwhile the search for victims is over.
Authorities say they've recovered the bodies of all 14 people- They include a 3 and half year old girl- and an Army Captain, from Northern Virginia.
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Still ahead on News 7, find out why tonight's scrubbed shuttle launch will actually make history.
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And the Jaws of Life are usually reserved for accidents... but in this case they came to the rescue of a deer.
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[Shuttle]


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NASA says it will try again tomorrow- to get the shuttle off the ground.
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Mission managers called the launch off- because of menacing thunderstorms-
Launch is now set for 7:22 tomorrow night- but the weather odds are even worse-
Endeavour will be bringing up a replacement crew to space station "Alpha."
The delay means the Alpha crew will break the U-S space endurance record with at least 189 days in orbit.
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[Deer-Rescue]


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A deer in Massachusetts got some sophisticated attention today...
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Police were called when this deer was found caught between two bars in a cemetery fence. Firefighters were able to push her free, but then the deer got caught in another fence. When mere pushing didn't work the second time the "jaws of life" were brought in. Officials say they were able to spread the bars enough to lift the deer's hips through. Officials say the deer was a little tired, but seemed to be in good shape.
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Region C baasbeall semifinal action from Kiwanis, the final game of the Avalanche/Blue Rocks series and the Express will change its logo,
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[SUPER=03-Paris, France/ESPN2; :00]

But first our extra point, yes, that's Robin Reeds new summer vavation house in Paris..of course i'm joking, its a castle in France. Day four highlights of the French Open and Andre the giant Agassi would win his second round match against David Sanchez 4-6, 6-2 and 6-1 and the Sanchez would default in the last set.
On the women's side, the coolest outfit of the day Goes to three seed Serena Williams, who won her second round match.
Number one seed Jennifer Capriati won her match against Amy Frazier 6-4, 6-3.
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We start this segment with the Region C baseball semifinals. In the nightcap, John Battle beat Covington 6-nothing.
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In the first game, Grayson County was favored to beat Giles and this one went down to the wire.
In the bottom of the second, Giles Adam Eppling hits the dropper to mid center and that plates Jason Irvin from second to tie at 1 all.
To the top of the third, Grayson's Justin Rutherford takes this ball all the way to the [SUPER=34-Grayson Co./3/G

iles/4;]wall in center, almost a homer, but not quite, but B.J. Walker is able to go from first to home, 2-1 Blue Devils.
It would stay 3-3 up until the bottom of the ninth with 2 outs, bases loaded, Grayson pitcher Brock Funk is just a little off with the pitch and he walks in Irvin and Giles advances to the Region C title game tomorrow at Kiwanis field at 5:30.
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In Region C softball, James River beat PH Glades Spring 2-1 in 13 innings. Knights pitcher Angela Tincher struck out 23 batters.

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The Salem Avalanche would wrap up its three game series with Wilmington last night.
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Robin Reed gave us good weather and so we had a large crowd on hand at Salem Memorial.
Salem gets their two runs in the second inning and that would be enough as defense was the name of the game from
that point on. Jorge Piedra makes the great catch off [SUPER=37-Salem/2/Wilmington/0;]the hit from the Blue Rocks Daren

Finster.
The infielder get some pros as Christian Berroa does his dust buster impression, gobbles up the rock, gets it to first, Salem wins 2-nothing.
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The Diamondbacks and the Giants scored one run yesterday while the Cubs and the Pirates scored 17.
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To Pittsburgh we go where a five run third keyed the Chicago Cubs win over the Pirates 9 to 8. Mark Bellhorn hit his first grand slam in the third inning to start things off.
Then, Alex Gonzales played follow the leader with a solo shot and that opens a seven run lead for the Cubs and they hold on to win it by a run.
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One run is all the Arizona Diamondbacks would need to beat San Francisco and ace Kurt Schilling wasn't even pitching!
Luiz Gonzales crushed this dinger into McCovey cove for the lone run of the game.
Barry Bonds is caught looking here, Giants lose 1-zip.
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Sources tell news 7 sports that the Roanoke Express will change it's logo back to the original Express logo, which was the train.
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The Express logo and mascot since 1997 has been Loco, the junk yard dog with a hockey stick in its mouth. The announcement should come sometime in July.
Also, the Express will hold a news conference later today at the Roanoke Civic Center to announce the signing of three players. Center Mike Peron is one of them, Peron has been in Roanoke for the past weekend and a half having arthroscopic knee surgery. Defenseman Duncan Dalmao is another player that will be signed tomorrow and the third player is right wing Brad Essex.
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The Express has also announced that the team signed Mike McPhearson as Roanoke's new scout. He will serve in place of an assistant coach. McPhearson was a scout for the ECHL Mississippi Bandits this past season. He will work out of Ontario, Canada and will scout potential players for the Express. He has a one year contract and will also scout next season for an AHL team.

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VMI's asked to be let go by the Southern Conference early and yesterday morning, the league voting members approved that request at a conference meeting in Myrtle Beach.
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The conference faculty athletic representatives have let VMI go early and that means VMI's affiliation with the conference ends June 30th 2003. This means the Keydets can begin competition in the Big South Conference for the 2003-2004 year.
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The Southern Conference also approved VMI's request to remain in the conference in wrestling as an affiliate member.



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AAU basketball teams from the valley have been going to national tournaments for many years now.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]

The 11 and under Botetourt Wolves are one of three teams from Botetourt County that qualified for national play. Last night this group of players got some top flight advice from Duke-bound J.J. Redick. The sharp shooter has played in 8 national AAU tournaments, and was on the national title team the past two years. But he warned these young guys that the road to the top can get bumpy in national play.
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[IN Q=WE WERE....]
[SUPER=01-J. J. Redick/Played in 8 National AAU Events; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ron Alderman/Botetourt Wolves Coach; :18]
[RUNS=:38]
[OUT Q=...anything can happen."]
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The Wolves also are getting some help from new Hidden Valley high school coach Chris Morris, who has a son on the team. The Wolves will play in New Orleans next month, and they are raising $5 to $10 thousand dollars to pay for the trip to the Big Easy.
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[S-Mast]


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Winston Cup drivers travel to Dover this weekend and will be without one of their own again. Rick Mast is still suffering from fatigue and weight loss.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC; :00]


Mast's illness will sideline him for two more weeks and that means that, in his absence, Hermie Sadler is back in the number 90 Dunlavey Racing Ford for the next two weeks. Sadler will race the Sauer's Ford at Dover and then again at Pocono, according to team manager Jason Hedlesky.
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[Mini-Tractor]


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It's something that doesn't happen often... an idea to build something goes through without a hitch.
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[VO-NAT 15:46:24]
[SUPER=03-Madison, MN;]
But, that's what happened when two Minnesota farmers set out to build something out of parts from an old hay cutter an

d sprayer. They wanted to adapt the hydraulic hose systems from two other machines so power would move the front or back wheels.

And they learned a lot the old fashioned way.
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[SOT 15:47:09]
[IN Q=We paid a lot]

((WE PAID A LOT OF ATTENTION WHEN WE TOOK THE OLD ONE APART.))
[SUPER=01-Sydney Johnson/Farmer;]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=the old one apart]
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[VO-NAT]

What they got in the end was a fully-functional, four- wheel- drive mini-tractor that cranked the first time they turned the key. The farmers say they are not sure what the tractor's purpose will be, but that with a blade and hitch it would be fun to make a lawn mower out of it. (------------)