[Pledge-Allegiance]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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For many Americans, it was the way the school day got started-- saying the pledge of allegiance.
Now, a federal appeals court in California says it's unconstitutional.
Melissa McDermott reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA; :19]
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman; :26 very quick]
[SUPER=01-Michael Newdow/Plaintiff; :59]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) Majority Leader; 1:16 very quick]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=McDermott, CBS News.]

((
Our money says IN GOD WE TRUST.

(NATS)

At some ballparks they now sing God Bless America .

(NATS)

But the words UNDER GOD in the pledge of allegiance are now a no-no. At least that s what a Federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled The judges say the words UNDER GOD violate the constitutional separation of church and state.

(SOT-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesperson)

"The President s reaction was that this ruling is ridiculous!"
In its opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said the words UNDER GOD were no different (gfx) than declaring a nation under Vishnu, a nation under Zeus, or a nation under no God. And that s why the pledge, recited by millions of school children a day, is unconstitutional.

(SOT-"I think it's wrong")

At the center of this stormthe man who challenged the pledgeMichael Newdow. The atheist from Sacramento challenged the right of his daughter s school to have students recite the pledge, even though she was not required to join in.

(SOT: Michael Newdow/Plaintiff)

This is obviously a big issue and people who so convinced that god should be in the Pledge should be aware that others think it should not be in the pledge.

(NATS)


But some lawmakers blame Newdow for imposing HIS views on the rest of the country.

(SOT: Sen. Tom Daschle/D-Majority Leader)

This decision is just nuts.

(STANDUP)

The ban only affects Western states and won t even go into effect for several months. That will give opponents of this ruling more time to appeal. Melissa McDermott CBS News

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC1:20:32]
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Rev. Jerry Falwell used harsh words yesterday to express his frustration with the court decision.
Falwell called the judges who voted for the removal of the Pledge of Allegiance "dumb."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The fact ]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL; THE FACT IS THAT THESE PEOPLE DON'T CARE ABOUT DISCRIMINATING AGAINST 96 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION.))
[SUPER=07-Rev. Jerry Falwell]
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[OUT Q=of the population]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Falwell said he believes this ruling would not hold in the US supreme court.

[Amtrak]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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The trains might be able to keep rolling along, at least for now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Last night, Amtrak and the Bush administration reached a tentative agreement on how to take care of the company's 200- million- dollar budget shortfall.
But Amtrak's survival will ultimately depend on Congress.
It was feared that Amtrak might have to stop running trains as early as next week.
Amtrak carried about 65- thousand riders a day last year.
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[6-Route-460]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC41:58]
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It's happening again for drivers in the New River Valley...a major traffic change.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Beginning tonight, motorists will be able to use a new section of Route 460. Eastbound traffic in Christiansburg heading to Interstate-81 will now reach the highway by turning onto the Peppers Ferry Road extension. It's part of the new Route 460-bypass, merging drivers onto Interstate 81 at a reconfigured Exit 118. Westbound traffic will not be affected. The entire three-mile bypass that will take drivers from the Interstate to Blacksburg is slated to open in August.
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[11L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC1:10:52]
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There's a new face and possibly a new direction for Lynchburg city council as the first woman in eight years takes a seat on the seven-member panel.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joan Foster/New Lynchburg Council Member; :18]
[SUPER=01-Bert Dodson/Lynchburg Council Member; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:33]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:29]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]
(( [natsot 14:05:40]

((ACCORDING TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY..))
[RUNS= 04]


It's been eight years since a woman spoke those words in Lynchburg's city council chambers..
Joan Foster not only brings a female perspective to council, her election may also swing the balance of power from conservative to moderate.
[SOT 14:25:35]

((JOAN FOSTER/NEW LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I GUESS IT DEPENDS ON THE ISSUE AND HOW I VOTE ON AN ISSUE WHETHER FOLKS WOULD CLASSIFY ME AS A DEMOCRAT OR A REPUBLICAN. I KNOW THAT ON SOME ISSUES I PROBABLY AM ON BOTH SIDES OF THAT.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=sides of that.]


One change Foster will help bring about concerns the law that allows city employees who have the proper permit to carry guns on the job.
Outgoing member Stewart Hobbs was the tie-breaking vote for the measure earlier this year.. Foster says she'll vote against it when it's reintroduced this summer.
The other major change is that Lynchburg will have a new vice mayor.
Three names have been mentioned for the largely ceremonial post: Julian Adams, Joe Seiffert and Bert Dodson.
Dodson appears to be the likely choice.
[SOT 14:21:09]

((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: OBVIOUSLY THE VICE MAYOR HAS NO MORE POWER OR INFLUENCE THAN ANY OTHER COUNCIL MEMBER BUT I'VE SERVED FOR FOUR YEARS, I'VE DEALT WITH THE ISSUES, I'VE BEEN RE-ELECTED TWICE CITYWIDE AND I WILL HUMBLY ACCEPT THE APPOINTMENT.))
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[OUT Q=accept the appointment.]


Carl Hutcherson is a virtual shoo-in to remain mayor.. he supports Dodson for vice mayor.
[SOT 14:28:25]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: BERT HAS EXPRESSED AN INTEREST AND I THINK BERT WOULD DO AN EXCELLENT JOB AND ANYBODY ELSE, BUT HE'S THE ONE WHO'S PROBABLY EXPRESSED THE MOST INTEREST AND I THINK HE WOULD DO A GREAT JOB AS VICE MAYOR.))
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[OUT Q=as vice-mayor.]


Council meets next Monday to reorganize.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, The market was rocked yesterday by news of another accounting scandal, this time at WorldCom.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((WORLDCOM'S ACCOUNTING FRAUD WAS THE LATEST SCANDAL TO ROCK WALL STREET.. BUT AFTER AN INITIAL SELLING FRENZY STOCKS BATTLED THEIR WAY BACK.

ESS=dow

THE DOW FELL JUST 6 POINTS, AFTER A TWO HUNDRED POINT SWING.

ESS=nasdaq

THE NASDAQ BOUNCED OFF A 3 1/2 YEAR LOW TO RISE 5 POINTS.
DICK MCCABE OF MERRILL LYNCH BELIEVES THE MARKET WILL OVERCOME THIS LATEST BLOW TO INVESTOR CONFIDENCE.

ESS=sot :13 seconds / Dick McCabe Merrill Lynch



ONCAM=

WORLDCOM SENT SHOCKWAVES THROUGH GLOBAL MARKETS AFTER ADMITTING IT DISGUISED NEARLY 4-BILLION DOLLARS IN LOSSES... LEAVING THE ONCE MIGHTY TELECOM COMPANY ON THE BRINK OF BANKRUPTCY - PRESIDENT BUSH CALLED THE COMPANY'S BEHAVIOR OUTRAGEOUS AND PLEDGED A FULL INVESTIGATION. 17-THOUSAND WORLDCOM EMPLOYEES ARE EXPECTED TO BE LAID OFF TOMORROW.

ESS=wcom "Halted"

THE STOCK NEVER OPENED FOR TRADING YESTERDAY. IT LAST TRADED BELOW A DOLLAR A SHARE AND FACES DELISTING BY THE NASDAQ.



ONCAM=alexis

THE WORLDCOM REVELATION OVERSHADOWED WHAT WOULD TYPICALLY BE A HEADLINER FOR WALL STREET.
THE FEDERAL RESERVE WRAPPED UP ITS TWO DAY MEETING WITH NO CHANGE IN INTEREST RATES. THE FED SAID THE RISKS TO THE ECONOMY CONTINUE TO BE EVENLY BALANCED BETWEEN WEAKNESS AND INFLATIONARY PRESSURES.
JUST TWO YEARS AFTER ITS LAUNCH,
ESS=yhoo

YAHOO IS PULLING THE PLUG ON ITS FINANCIAL CHANNEL, YAHOO FINANCE, AND YAHOO RADIO... THE MOVE IS AN EFFORT BY THE ONLINE PORTAL TO BECOME PROFITABLE.

ESS=mso

MARTHA STEWART'S STOCK WAS PUNISHED AGAINON NEWS THAT PROSECUTORS HAVE WIDENED THE INVESTIGATION INTO INSIDER TRADING, TO INCLUDE POSSIBLE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS
=animation

TRACK ALL THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM
ONCAM=

I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN NEW YORK.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[G8-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


At the G-8 summit this morning, President Bush is holding talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
They're expected to discuss Bush's call for new Palestinian leadership in the Middle East.
Putin has said removing Yasser Arafat would be dangerous.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alberta, Canada;]


Meanwhile, cars full of demonstrators made their way toward the Canadian resort where the summit's being held.
While tight security kept the protesters away from the venue, they were allowed in one checkpoint before being turned around.
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[5-AIDS-Testing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-05 41:53]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check,
Do you know if you have been infected with H-I-V? If you haven't been tested you could have the virus and not even know it. Sometimes it takes years for symptoms to show up.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us today is National HIV-testing day.
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[SOT16:58:24]
[IN Q=If you've even been sexually active it's]
[SUPER=@Joy1;00]
[SUPER=01-Pam Meador/Council of Community Service;17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;28]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=Joy Sutton for news 7...QUICK QUICK OUT]
(+++++++++)
[ANCHOR=Kim]

[Take FS Pinnacle Page One]
In Roanoke today, there will be HIV Testing at Hurt Park at noon and Lansdowne at 2pm Tomorrow testing will take place at the The Park at 9:30 pm. [Pinnacle Page Two] For more information about a location near you call 540-982-AIDS.
(++++++++++++)
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[11Howell]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=mmu]
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The lawmaker expected to be Virginia's next Speaker says he'll be more "low key" than his predecessor, Vance Wilkins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stafford Co.]


Stafford Delegate Bill Howell remains the only candidate to take over as the most powerful lawmaker in the General Assembly.
The 59-year old attorney and grandfather of five says he's more of a delegator than Wilkins and he'll be recruiting many of his colleagues to assist him with his duties.
Howell says his low key style may be the type of leadership the Republican party needs following the recent eavesdropping controversy and Wilkins' resignation.
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[SOT 10:43:41]
[IN Q=I think it's probably a time]
[SUPER=01-Del. Bill Howell/(R) Stafford Co.]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=kind of person that will be helpful now.]
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[VO-NAT]


Howell is expected to be officially nominated for Speaker on July 20th.
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[11220-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC00:08]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Lumber created a big mess on Route 220- in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Thousands of pounds of lumber scattered all over the highway after a truck crashed.
Police say the 35- year old truck driver from Tennessee ran off the road around five o'clock yesteray afternoon. Authorities say when Roger Dean Townsend tried to pull the rig back onto the road-- the lumber shifted and the rig overturned. The accident spilled 47- thousand pounds of lumber onto the road and over the guardrail-- blocking both northbound lanes between Franklin Road and Elm Avenue for several hours. Police say Townsend will be charged with failure to maintain control of his rig. He was treated for minor injuries-- no one else was involved in the accident.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[1181-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A passing shower led to an accident on I-81 in Roanoke County yesterday afternoon.
Police say a truck trying to slow down in the storm collided with a car near mile marker 146.
That car hit another vehicle.
One person with minor injuries was taken to the hospital.
Traffic was backed up in the southbound lanes for a couple of hours.
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[6-Dutch-Inn]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=csc]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC1:37:25]
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Ever since a fire destroyed the land-mark "wind-mill" at the Dutch Inn in Collinsville, business has been slow.
But that could soon change...
As Intern Reporter Chris Schaffer reports, the hotel is making a comeback.
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[SUPER=03-Collinsville/March 2001; :00-:05]
[SUPER=01-Howard Grodensky/Dutch Inn Owner; :09-:13 (quick)]
[SUPER=01-Pat Flint/Dutch Inn Restaurant Manager; :39 - :33]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Harned/Martinsville Economic Development Director; :45]
[SUPER=19-Chris Schaffer; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=NEWS-7, COLLINSVILLE]

((Before last year's fire reduced it to rubble, the wind-mill towered over Business 220 in Collinsville for more than 30 years.

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[IN Q=2:25:59]

"IT WAS LIKE LOSING NOT JUST A BUSINESS BUT A REAL MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY -- A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT" [RUNS5 sec.]
[OUT Q=very difficult]





(nats - grinding blade to fit 2:19:00)


Construction crews prepare four massive fiberglass blades, each weighing more than 6-hundred pounds.

(nats - screwing straps onto blade 2:18:40)


A crane hoists them into place -- all part of a 3-million dollar re-building effort that's lifting the spirits of this southside community.

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[IN Q=2:30:02]

"I'M GLAD TO SEE THE WINDMILL BACK THOUGH BECAUSE EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY WANTED IT, SO IT'S REALLY EXCITING TO SEE IT FINALLY GO UP" [RUNS7 sec.]
[OUT Q=finally go up]


Local officials say restoring the wind-mill could bring more business into Henry County.

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[IN Q=2:31:17]

"IT'S A LANDMARK AND IT'S KNOWN ACROSS VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA AND SO IT'S PART OF THE IDENTITY OF THIS REGION" [RUNS6 sec.]
[OUT Q=of this region]


Like the old wind-mill, you won't see this new one spinning -- state officials say drivers would be distracted.. The hotel's owner just hopes some of those drivers begin turning off the road and into his parking lot..

(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=2:26:56]

"IT'S GONNA MAKE THE BUSINESS BACK AS IT WAS, AND EVEN GIVE US A BOOST BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL REALIZE HOW MUCH THEY MISSED US AND ARE VERY ANXIOUS TO GET BACK WITH US." [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=back with us]



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[IN Q=2:34:06]

"THE WINDMILL'S FINISHED AND INSIDE THE RESTAURANT IS NEARING COMPLETION. IT'S EXPECTED TO OPEN BY SEPTEMBER FIRST. CHRIS SCHAFFER NEWS-7 COLLINSVILLE." [RUNS8 sec.]
[OUT Q=news-7 Collinsville]))



[11Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC2:03:21]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Optical Cable corporation has announced it will settle a federal securities class-action lawsuit filed by shareholders against the company and its former CEO Bob Kopstein.
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[VO-NAT - :13.5]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Under the settlement, Optical Cable shareholders would receive additional securities and possibly cash to help offest their losses. Optical Cable's president says the company now needs to focus on business, and not lawsuits.
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[SOT 17:00:47]
[IN Q=It is good for the company...]

((NEIL WILKIN/OPTICAL CABLE PRESIDENT; IT IS GOOD FOR THE COMPANY AND THE SHAREHOLDERS, IT ALLOWS THE COMPANY'S MANAGEMENT TO FOCUS ITS FULL ATTENTION ON MOVING THE COMPANY FORWARD AND SELLING CABLE, AND INCREASING EFFICIANCIES. AND IT'S GOOD TO HAVE THIS SORT OF CHAPTER BEHIND US.))
[SUPER=01-Neil Wilkin/Optical Cable President;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=this sort of chapter behind us.]
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[VO-NAT - :09+]

The settlement still must be approved by the court. A year ago, Optical Cable's stock was more than 10 dollars a share, today it closed at 44-cents.
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[11HIV-Testing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC02:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you're over the age of 13 and are sexually active you should be tested for HIV.
The Council of Community Services says the number of newly infected people is on the rise.
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[SOT13:34:39]
[IN Q=What's happening now]

((PAM MEADOR/COUNCIL OF COMUUNITY SERVICES; WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW IS WE'RE BACK TO A VISCOUS CIRCLE. WE'RE BACK TO 20 YEARS AGO WHEN PROTECTION WAS NEVER USED AND BECAUSE OF THIS IT'S JUST MAKING OUR NUMBERS GO UP. PEOPLE JUST AREN'T PLAYING IT SAFE ANYMORE))
[SUPER=01-Pam Meador/Council of Community Services]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=aren't playing it safe anymore]
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[VO-NAT13:41:04, hold video]


For those who don't like needles --oral tests are just as accurate.
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[SOT16:59:34]
[IN Q=The earlier you find out]

((THE EARLIER YOU FIND OUT THEN YOU HAVE A CHANCE OF LIVING A LONG, AND I STRESS A LONG, HEALTHY LIFE))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=healthy life]
(XXXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
Today, There will be free testing at Hurt Park at noon and Lansdowne at 2pm.
Tomorrow, testing will be offered at The Park at 9:30pm. [TAKE NEXT PAGE]
For more information on a location near you call 982-AIDS.
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[11Farm-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC1:04:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Ponds in the New River Valley are reaching bone dry levels.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Ponds are drying up at an alarming rate according to Bob Holland, President of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau. He estimates that this week.. famers will have to start hauling in water for their cattle to drink. Holland says it's a cost and time burden for farmers even though they have a spring nearby in Blacksburg.
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[SOT 1:26:52]
[IN Q=even]

((BOB HOLLAND/MONTGOMERY CO. FARM BUREAU PRES.; EVEN IN A SHORT HAUL IF YOU ONLY HAVE TO HAUL IT A MILE OR SO YOUR LOOKING AT ALMOST AN HOUR A TRIP AND THEN WHEN YOU HAVE TO HAUL SEVEN LOADS A DAY IT JUST BECOMES VERY VERY TIME CONSUMING.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Holland/Montgomery Co. Farm Bureau President;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=TIME CONSUMING.]
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[VO-NAT]

To refill the ponds... Holland says they need a downpour or cloudburst of rain. Another approach some farmers are taking is to dig up their dried up ponds.
That way when it does rain, they collect a larger amount of water. (------------)