[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Rescue crews break through to the chamber where nine trapped coal miners are believed to be. Dozens are killed after a fighter jet crashes during an air show.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Plus, Brent says be prepared for possible record breaking heat. News 7 is next.




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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
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[sot 19:09:26]
[IN Q= YOU KNOW]

((YOU KNOW, NINE FOR NINE IS WHAT WE INSTINCTIVELY SAID TO EACH OTHER, THERE ARE 9 GUYS DOWN AND WE WANT TO BRING NINE GUYS UP.))
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[OUT Q= NINE GUYS UP.]
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[VO-NAT]

After days of desperate drilling-- rescue workers in Pennsylvania make significant progress in reaching nine trapped miners.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[PA-Mine]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Rescue crews in Pennsylvania have broken through to a dark and cramped chamber where they hope to find the nine miners alive. The breakthrough came at 10:20... But Pennsylvania's Governor says it could still be hours before it's determined whether anyone survived. Meanwhile, dozens of family members are keeping a vigil nearby. Jim Acosta is in Somerset, Pennsylvania and joins us now with more on this evening's rescue efforts.
[DOUBLE BOXES= /Microwave;]



[LIVE= /FULL]
[SUPER=@acosta1; ]
[SUPER=05-Somerset, PA; ]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Somerset, PA; : ]
[SUPER=01-Betsy Malleson/DEP Spokesperson; : ]
[SUPER=01-Mark Schweiker/Pennsylvania Governor; ]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=std]


((
(nats...workers)

THREE DAYS INTO A FRANTIC AND DANGEROUS RESCUE MISSION -- WORK TEAMS HAVE REACHED THE SOMERSET COAL MINERS.
A DRILL CHEWED DOWN MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED FEET , CRACKING OPEN THE ROOF OF THE UNDERGROUND CHAMBER WHERE THE NINE MEN ARE TRAPPED.

SOT: Betsy Malleson/DEP Spokesperson

18:03:45 "They can see the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak, we're almost there."
OFFICIALS ADMIT IT MAY BE FAR-FETCHED TO BELIEVE THE MINERS ARE STILL ALIVE. BUT THE MINERS FAMILIES REFUSE TO GIVE UP. THEYRE GATHERED AT A FIRE STATION TO WATCH A TELEVISION FEED OF THE HIGH-STAKES DRAMA - AS IT UNFOLDS.

SOT: Gov. Mark Schweiker, R - Pa.

18:14:20 "They are living a very difficult waiting game, but they remain hopeful."
NOW THAT WORKERS HAVE BROKEN THROUGH THEY PLAN TO LOWER INTO THE SHAFT THIS STEEL CAPSULE - ARMED WITH CAMERAS AND COMMUNICATION DEVICES. AN AIR LOCK WILL ALSO BE INSTALLED TO CONTROL THE CHAMBERS ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE -- AS ANY SUDDEN CHANGES COULD HARM THE MEN. IF THE MINERS CAN MOVE -- THE CAPSULE CAN CARRY ONE OUT AT A TIME. IF NOT -- MINE RESCUERS CAN RIDE THAT CAPSULE INTO THE DARKNESS TO PULL THE MEN OUT.
(file of 1972)

THIS TYPE OF RESCUE LAST WORKED IN 1972 - SAVING A TEAM OF MINERS - THAT WAS TRAPPED UNDERGROUND FOR A WEEK.))
[LIVE=Acosta/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Somerset, PA;]







[221-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC-1:43:47]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

An accident in Roanoke County sent 5 people to the hospital this evening.
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[VO-NAT - :22+]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The crash happened shortly before 9 on Route 221 near County Line Road. Witnesses say two trucks collided head on, and both may have been swerving to avoid a deer. A twelve year old girl who was riding in the center seat of one of the trucks was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Four other people are also hospitalized. Police are still investigating the accident.
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[Murder-Rate]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC-1:44:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Homicide numbers are up in the city of Roanoke. So far this year the city has recorded 15 homicides-- that's up from 13 last year. But, as Justin McLeod discovered-- the story extends beyond the numbers.
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[SOT 4:39:38]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF UNLOCKING AND OPENING POLICE DOOR]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Police Spokesperson; :08]
[SUPER=@justin1; :47]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF UNLOCKING AND OPENING POLICE DOOR))
You could say it has been a busy year for the Roanoke Police Department.
[SOT 4:33:47]
[IN Q=We've had more]

((SHELLY ALLEY/POLICE SPOKESPERSON: WE'VE HAD MORE HOMICIDES THIS YEAR IN 2002. WE'VE HAD A COUPLE MORE THAN WHAT WE'VE HAD IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.))
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[OUT Q=couple of years]


In 2001, Roanoke saw 13 homicides and nine the year before that.
So far this year? That number is 15.
[SOT 4:32:31]
[IN Q=The majority of the]

((SHELLY ALLEY/POLICE SPOKESPERSON: THE MAJORITY OF THE CASES THAT WE HAVE HAD THIS YEAR HAVE BEEN BETWEEN PEOPLE WHO KNEW EACH OTHER IN SOME WAY, SOME TYPE OF ACQUAINTANCE SITUATION OR DOMESTIC SITUATION.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=domestic situation]


Take April's murder suicide in Southeast Roanoke.
That is when authorities say 23 year old Bradley Bundick shot and killed his ex girlfriend and her acquaintance.
In fact, police say only one case this year has been a random killing.
Back in February, a convenience store clerk was shot and killed at the Stop-In on Hershberger Road.
[SOT 4:44:10]
[IN Q=That number 15]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THAT NUMBER 15 CAN BE SOMEWHAT DECEIVING. THAT'S BECAUSE IT IS NOT NECESSARILY 15 DIFFERENT CASES BUT THE NUMBER OF VICTIMS THAT HAVE DIED SO FAR THIS YEAR. IN FACT, SEVERAL OF THOSE CASES HAD MULTIPLE VICTIMS.))
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[OUT Q=had multiple victims]


One case that had multiple victims was the arson homicide back in May that killed a mother and her two small children.
Police have accused in that case 31 year old Askia Shabazz.
[SOT 4:32:55]
[IN Q=We have the warrants]

((SHELLY ALLEY: WE HAVE THE WARRANTS FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL BUT HAVE NOT YET FOUND HIM.))
[Runs= 03]
[OUT Q=found him]


Police are also hoping to solve two unsolved murders.
Back In January, a man was fatally shot at the Ferncilff Apartments.
The other unsolved case happened this past week when a 25 year old was shot and killed at Loudon Park.
[SOT 4:36:34]
[IN Q=It maybe that 15 is what]

((SHELLY ALLEY/POLICE SPOKESPERSON: IT MAY BE THAT 15 IS WHAT WE END UP FOR THIS YEAR. WE CAN'T COMPARE HOW MANY WE HAVE IN 2002 WITH 2001 UNTIL WE GET TO THE END OF 2002.))
[Runs =08]
[OUT Q=end of 2002]


That may be true but there is nothing changing the fact that the city of Roanoke has seen more homicides this year than in years past.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Habitat-Sauce]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC-28:21]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some area volunteers are using some local flavor to help charity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Retired restaurant owner Bill Kenny and some students from Roanoke College have teamed up to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.
Today, they sold hamburgers dipped in the famous Kenny's sauce at the Tanglewood Mall Kroger.
The group is also selling jars of the locally produced sauce at several Kroger locations in the Roanoke Valley.
All proceeds from those sales will help Habitat for Humanity build homes for low income families.
Since January, the group has raised nearly 15-thousand dollars.
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[AIDS-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC-10:33]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some local chiropractors are using their work to help support a good cause.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Today, several area chiropractors held a free spinal screening at the Roanoke Natural Foods Co-Op on Grandin Road. Throughout the next month, those same chiropractors are also offering a complete chiropractic evaluation at half price to help raise money for Camp Heartland.
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[SOT 6:00:49]
[IN Q=Camp heartland is a camp]

((KAREN MAXWELL/MAXWELL FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC CENTER: CAMP HEARTLAND IS A CAMP THAT WAS FOUNDED BY A GENTLEMAN IN WISCONSIN WHO WANTED TO GIVE CHILDREN WHO HAVE HIV/AIDS OR FAMILIES HAVE HIV/AIDS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO CAMP AT LEAST ONE WEEK OUT OF THE YEAR AND NOT BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Maxwell/Maxwell Family Chiropractic Center]
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[OUT Q=be discrminated against]
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[VO-NAT]
The camp is located in California and Minnesota.

Locally, you can contact the Maxwell Family Chiropractic Center or the Thompson Family Chiropractic if you like a spinal examination at a reduced rate to help raise money for Camp Heartland.
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[Bedford-Flag]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC-1:00:58]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


It's survived over a hundred- years and one local community is trying to assure it lasts at least a hundred more.
Steve Smallshaw explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It has survived]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Wandrei/Museum Director; :25]
[SUPER=01-Michael Creasey/Visitor; :59]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:38]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.]


(( It has survived for 140 years...but just barely.
[natsot 18:02:05]

((AND NOW YOU'LL SEE WHY WE HAVE IT ALL WRAPPED UP.))
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In a museum full of local history, Bedford's biggest prize is this hand painted battle flag of the Bedford Southside Dragoons.
The dragoons became part of the 2nd Virginia Cavalry.. their flag was captured by Union troops during Lee's retreat from Gettysburg.
[SOT 18:08:48]

((ELLEN WANDREI/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: ONE REASON IT'S SUCH A WONDERFUL PIECE IS WE KNOW WHO PAINTED IT, WE KNOW WHICH UNIT IT WAS WITH AND WE KNOW WHERE IT WAS CAPTURED OUTSIDE OF GETTYSBURG.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=outside of Gettysburg.]


The men who fought under this flag are long gone, but their families live on.
Michael and Donna Creasey were visiting Bedford this week from Florida and doing some genealogical research at the museum.
Creasey only recently discovered a great-grandfather.. John F. Nance.. served with the 2nd Cavalry.
[SOT 18:03:34]

((MICHAEL CREASEY/VISITOR: WE JUST FOUND OUT THIS WEEK THAT THE RELATIVES WERE CONNECTED THAT WAY AND IT'S QUITE INTERESTING AND EXCITING FOR US TO COME UP FOR A VACATION AND FIND OUT WE'RE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY, THAT WAS QUITE EXCITING.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=was quite exciting.]


Before more visitors can enjoy the flag, it badly needs restoration.
The paint has chipped away, the fringe is tattered and pieces are missing, snipped away by soldiers for souvenirs.
A recent fundraising drive collected more than eight thousand dollars to save the banner and build a display case to house it.
[SOT 18:10:20]

((WANDREI: THEN EVERYBODY CAN COME SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. IT NEEDS, AS YOU SEE, LOTS OF RESTORATION, BUT THEN WE'LL BE ABLE TO DISPLAY IT AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=display it again.]


The restoration will get underway in January and take about three months to complete.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))

[Elton-John]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC-37:50]
[GRAPHIC=none]


His "gift is his song" and some people in Roanoke today stood in line in hopes of seeing him live.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Hundreds lined up this morning at the Roanoke Civic Center for a chance to buy Elton John tickets.
A wrist band lottery was used to determine the order of ticket buyers.
More than six hundred people took advantage of that system to snag the more than ten thousand tickets available.
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[SOT 5:50:30; 5:49:37]
[IN Q=I had to ask my friend]

((KARLA FLANNAGAN/TICKET BUYER: I HAD TO ASK MY FRIEND DORIS A COUPLE OF TIMES TO MAKE SURE MY NUMBER WAS SECOND. I WAS AFRAID I LOOKED AT IT WRONG.)) ((DORIS WEAVER/TICKET BUYER: TALK ABOUT WHY YOU WANT TO SEE HIM? CAUSE I LIKE HIS MUSIC. I CAN RELATE TO THAT. IT'S DURING MY TIME BEFORE I GOT OLD. LIKE TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY SO I TURNED ANOTHER YEAR SO THAT'S IT.))
[SUPER=01-Karla Flannagan/Ticket Buyer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Doris Weaver/Ticket Buyer; :07]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=so that's it]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 19, 1999]


Elton John performed in the Star City once before back in 1999.
This year's show takes place Friday September sixth at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Five U-S soldiers are recovering after being wounded in Afghanistan... That story still to come on News 7 at 11,
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[VO-NAT]

and a day of fun at an air show turns into tragedy when the star attraction comes crashing down.
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[Ukraine-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]

Ukraine's president has ordered an investigation into today's deadly crash at an air show.
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[VO-NAT 15:10;00]
[SUPER=03-Western Ukraine; ]

At least 78 people were killed when a fighter jet plowed into the crowd of spectators and exploded in a ball of fire. Officials say the death toll may climb since more than 100 people were injured, many critically. Ukraine's president cut short his vacation to head to the crash site. He promised financial aid for victims' relatives and the injured. The plane's two crewmen ejected and survived.
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[Afghanistan-Attack]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Five U-S soldiers were wounded and two Afghan militiamen killed during an attack today in Eastern Afghanistan.
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[VO-NAT 15:07:06 - :10]
[SUPER=03-Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan;]

Officials say the troops were on a reconnaissance mission when they were fired upon from a walled compound. Four U-S soldiers were wounded during the initial attack.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The action lasted]

((ROGER KING/U.S. SPOKESMAN: THE ACTION LASTED FOR SEVERAL HOURS AND A FIFTH SOLDIER WAS WOUNDED BEFORE IT ENDED AT APPROXIMATELY 5.30 PM. LOCAL. THE WOUNDED SOLDIERS HAVE ALL BEEN EVACUATED TO BAGRAM AIRFORCE BASE WHERE THEY WILL BE TREATED. ))
[SUPER=01-Roger King/U.S. Spokesman;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=will be treated]
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[VO-NAT - :13+]

None of the soldier's injuries are life-threatening. Military officials say at least three of the attackers were killed and one was seized after being wounded. Air support from Army helicopters and Air Force fighter jets were called in to help.
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[Renaissance]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-32 TC-3:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some people in Roanoke County took time out of the 21st century to step into a different era today.
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[SOT 20:50]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF PIANO PLAYING]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF PIANO PLAYING]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


These are the sites and sounds of the Virginia Renaissance Fair taking place this weekend at Green Hill Park in Roanoke County.
The event highlights the adventure, pageantry, magic, and romance of 16th century England.
The fair continues tomorrow from 10 until 5.
Discount admission is given at the gate for active military and patrons dressed in period costumes.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still to come, the Carolina Panthers are entering the pre-season with high hopes and a new head coach. Travis Wells will have more in sports...
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[VO-NAT]

and also, most little girls ask for a pony at one time or another. We'll meet one girl whose wish came true thanks to a well known charity...
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[Commercial]

[Kapla-Blocks]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=TimeOff #4 TC-23:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[!!!ANCHOR TAG!!!]
It's a unique museum where you're actually encouraged to PLAY with the exhibit. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young introduces us to the World of Kapla (KAPP-luh) at the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's like no museum exhibit you've ever seen.]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Scheel/Kapla;:35]
[SUPER=@Shannon2;:45]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=STD]


((It's like no museum exhibit you've ever seen. That's because, most of what's displayed in The World of Kapla is determined by people like you, visitors who can't wait to get their hands on the smooth wooden toy.
[SOT 22:38:24-22:38:30]
[IN Q=You take about five minutes...]

((KEN SHIELD/KAPLA: YOU TAKE ABOUT FIVE MINUTES TO LOOK AT WHAT'S HERE AND USUALLY THAT'S ABOUT ALL IT TAKES BECAUSE SOMEBODY WANTS TO SIT DOWN AND TRY THEIR OWN HAND AT IT.))
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[OUT Q=try their own hand at it.]

Except for a few pre-made structures, the exhibit room is empty. Bins loaded wth Kapla blocks invite you to play, build, dream and create, much like the toy's inventor.
[SOT 22:32:44-22:32:56]
[IN Q=There was a man named Tom van derr Bruggen...]

((KEN: THERE WAS A MAN NAMED TOM VAN DERR BRUGGEN IN FRANCE WHO WANTED TO BUILD A CASTLE AND HE WANTED TO MAKE A MODEL OF HE SO HE COULD PREDESIGN IT.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=so he could predesign it.]

But traditional square blocks, while great for building, didn't allow for sculpting. So van derr Bruggen slimmed the blocks down to about 4 and a half inches long, one inch wide and a quarter inch thick.
He called them Kapla, short for the Dutch word meaning small planks. Every piece is identical.
[SOT 22:33:46-22:33:59]
[IN Q=That's why, when you stack 'em...]

((KEN: THAT'S WHY, WHEN YOU STACK 'EM TOGETHER YOU DON'T HAVE THE PLAY... 'CAUSE EVERYTHING FITS TOGETHER SO PERFECTLY. THAT'S HOW THEY BUILT A TOWER 49-FEET HIGH WITH THESE THINGS JUST STACKING 'EM STRAIGHT UP.))
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[OUT Q=just stacking 'em straight up.]

Ken Scheel owns the company that distributes the game in the U.S. He says Kapla is quite possibly the perfect toy in that it appeals to everyone.
[SOT 22:37:54-22:38:07]
[IN Q=We've found that parents and children...]

((KEN: WE'VE FOUND THAT PARENTS AND CHILDREN WILL STICK AROUND FOR AN HOUR OR SO. SOMETIMES DADS HAD TO GET DRAGGED AWAY BECAUSE THEY WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PROJECT THEY DIDN'T WANT TO GIVE UP ON.))
[RUNS =:13]
[OUT Q=they didn't want to give up on.]

Which is why one visit to this exhibit may not be enough. Each day brings new creations, new ideas, new opportunities to grow and learn. You're limited only by your imagination... oh, and museum hours.
[SOT 22:38:51-22:38:53]
[IN Q=Yeah, when the lights...]

((KEN: YEAH, WHEN THE LIGHTS START TO FLICKER THAT MEANS IT'S TIME TO GO.))
[RUNS =:02]
[OUT Q=that means it's time to go.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Pony-Auction]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


The pony auction on Chincoteague Island is an annual event, but this year it helped one child's wish come true.
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[VO-NAT 19:25:21 - :13.5]
[SUPER=03-Chincoteague, VA]

For the past 70- years dozens of wild ponies have swam to the island to be auctioned off. This year a young girl with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma wished for a pony and the Make-A-Wish Foundation made sure that dream came true.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In December I]

((MOLLY EDWARDS/MAKE -A-WISH RECIPIENT: IN DECEMBER I GOT A CALENDAR FROM MAKE A WISH AND I'VE BEEN COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS. REPORTER "SO WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO THOSE AT MAKE A WISH?" MOLLY "I WANT TO THANK THEM A LOT." REPORTER "SO WHAT IS THIS TO YOU, IS THIS LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE TO YOU?" MOLLY "YEAH I'VE ALWAYS WANTED A PONY.))
[SUPER=01-Molly Edwards/Make-A-Wish Recipient]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=wanted a pony]
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[VO-NAT - :09]

The Foundation donated 2- thousand dollars for the pony... But instead of getting one, Molly had two ponies to take home with her at the end of the day.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-128 TC3120]
[GRAPHIC=Avs/Hillcats]


Last night, the Lynchburg Hillcats doubled up Salem 10 to 5. Tonight the two clubs renewed their rivalry at Salem Memorial as both teams gear up for a run at the Carolina League playoffs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs. Avalanche; :00]


The Avs and Cats rolled up the sleeves and got down to business.
We pick it up in the 4th. Lynchburg led 1-nothing but Salem's Brad Hawpe smacks a shot down the left field line.
Hawpe rounds first and cruises into second with a standup double.
Two batters later, Christian Berroa stands in and doubles as well. Hawpe scores from second tying the game at 1.
[SUPER=37-Lynchburg/4/Salem/2/;]
And the Hillcats and Avs worked late last ---Lynchburg wins 4 to 2 in the 16th inning.
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[S-Lyle]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-132 TC1023]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


Training camp is rolling on for the Atlanta Falcons. The Dirty Birds acquired former Virginia standout safety Keith Lyle in the offseason, and as Steve Mason explains, Lyle brings 8 years of experience to an already deep Atlanta secondary.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio..]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Keith Lyle/Falcons Safety; :14]
[SUPER=@steve1; :30]
[SUPER=01-Joe DeCamillis/Falcons Special Teams Coach; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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[S-Panthers]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-129 TC1745]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[Wipe to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :00]


Just about 30 miles down the road from Greenville, over in Spartanburg the Carolina Panthers are enjoying their first training camp under new head coach John Fox.
The former Giants assistant has brought plenty of intensity to Carolina.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Wesley Walls/Panthers Tight End; :03]
[SUPER=01-Mushin Muhammed/Panthers Wide Receiver; :18]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=..live sessions going on."]
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[S-Racing]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-104 TC13500]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Hank Parker, Jr. has a dad who's a pretty famous fisherman. Yesterday at Pikes Peak, Junior didn't fishtail, but he's got a pretty good story to tell after the Net Zero 250.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pikes Peak, CO/NBC Sports; :00]


Jason Keller started on the pole for yesterday's Busch race. Two cars went out early in this one. First, Johnny Sauter cut down a left front tire. A little later, Bruce Bectol backed into the wall. Other than that, there wasn't much drama.
Keller and Greg Biffle shared time out front, but in the end, Hank Parker, Jr. gambled on fuel and beat both Keller and Biffle to the checkers for his second career win..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Hank Parker Jr./First Win of the Season; :09]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=awesome today."]
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[S-Dell]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-123 TC3918]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


Sixteen year NBA veteran Dell Curry was back in town this week, speaking to youngsters at the camp of his former college teammate Paige Moir.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Dell had some words of wisdom for the kids before taking time to reflect on his NBA career. His longevity in the league is even more impressive when you consider that Curry has a career average of 40 percent from the three point line.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio..]
[SUPER=01-Dell Curry/16 Year NBA Veteran; :03]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=a bench player."]
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[VO-NAT]


After spending the last three seasons with the Raptors, Curry is now a free agent and would like to go someplace where he can finally win a ring.
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