[1-News-Head]

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[VO-NAT]


An Ambulance on its way to an area hospital collides with a pickup.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Plus the sheriff says federal beaurocracy is slowing down his search for Jennifer Short and whoever killed her parents.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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Are the Redskins going to remain in Carlisle for camp. Words form Tony Stewart on Richmond Raceway
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[VO-NAT]

and we will update you on the health of Rick Mast as the Winston Cup driver awaits a concrete diagnosis on what has kept him off the track much of the season.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Going for a dry forecast this weekend while the gulf of Mexico may produce another tropical storm.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]


An ambulance on its way to the hospital ends up needing emergency help of its own.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith is off tonight.

[Ambulance]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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An ambulance is used to responding to accidents but this time it ended up being part of one.
It happened just before three o'clock in downtown Roanoke near Community Hospital.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /Microwave;]


Justin McLeod joins us now with details. Justin?
Shannon, the accident happened here at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Albermarle Avenue.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Police say a green pickup truck was heading west on Albermarle.
The ambulance was heading south on Jefferson.
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[VO-NAT]

[***JUSTIN'S MIC FULL***]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The driver of the pickup told police he didn't hear the sirens until he was in the intersection.
The two collided and the ambulance flipped on its side.
Exactly who is to blame is unclear because the green pick up had a green light while the ambulance had a red light.


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[SOT 1;11:47]
[IN Q=The ambulance]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: THE AMBULANCE DID HAVE ITS LIGHTS AND SIRENS ON SO IT DID PROCEED THROUGH THE RED LIGHT WHICH BY CODE THEY DO HAVE THAT EXEMPTION THAT THEY CAN DO THAT. HOWEVER, THERE WAS A VEHICLE THAT HAD A GREEN LIGHT, THAT WAS THE IMPACT.))
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[OUT Q=that was the impact]
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In the ambulance at the time of the accident was a patient, a driver, and an E-M-T.
All three were transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with what are described as non-life threatening injuries.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


The driver of the green pick up 34 year old Hayward Stateum declined treatment at the scene.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Justin /Microwave;]


Shannon, the investigation is continuing and there is no word yet on whether charges will be filed.


[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
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The body of Michael Short has been returned to its burial plot in Henry County, after authorities removed it to take hair samples yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Investigators were hoping to compare them to hair found in the house.
The latest wrinkle in the investigation came today, as officers tried to execute a search warrant to read the family's mail.
The Bassett post master refused to hand it over without a FEDERAL search warrant.
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[SOT 8:26 - :39]
[IN Q=We're busting our butts]

((WE'RE BUSTING OUR BUTTS OUT HERE AND ASKING FOR MONEY FROM THE STATE TO TRY AND SOLVE A CASE AND YOU'VE GOT SOME FEDERAL BUREAUCRAT FAILING TO HONOR A SEARCH WARRANT. AND IT PERSONALLY REALLY IRKS ME.))
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[OUT Q=it really irks me.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators continue to interview the family's acquaintances, including Chris Thompson, the former employee who found the Shorts' bodies.
They also did several air and ground searches in Bassett.
Family members are working on raising a hefty reward for information in the case.
They're planning a candlelight vigil at the A-1 Flea Market next to the Short home on September 15th at 8 P-M.
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[Parkway-Body]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC1:24:27]
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An artist's rendering of a man found dead on the Blue Ridge Parkway in May has resulted in new leads as to the man's identity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Week;]

Roanoke County Police used the man's skull to reconstruct his facial features out of clay after running out of leads.

Because of the sketches and the bust, police now have received at least 14 leads on missing men who resemble the victim.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May 5;]

Authorities say the investigation could take weeks, because police have to find dental records or fingerprints of the missing men. The body was found in May on the Poages Mill Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Meanwhile, police are looking into whether the body may be that of Howard Woolwine, a man who disappeared from a Martinsville adult-care facility in 1998, but they add Woolwine is just one of more than a dozen men who look similar to the artist's rendering.
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[Sharov]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
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A man Southwest Virginia authorities have searched for twice before has shown up... in a self-made bunker in Washington State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Aberdeen, WA;]


Police in Washington say 25 year old Mikhail Sharov created this bunker near Aberdeen.
It's filled with spy gear, plans for explosive electrical circuits, maps, and diagrams of power plants.
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[IN Q=He had a ]

((CAPT. JOHN GREEN/ABERDEEN POLICE; HE HAD A LOT OF LITERATURE ON HOW TO BE A SNIPER, HOW TO BUILD SHOULDER FIRED ROCKETS, HE ALSO BUILT A MOCK UP OF WHAT APPEARS TO BE A SHOULDER FIRED ROCKET.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. John Green/Aberdeen, WA Police Department;]
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[OUT Q=shoulder fired rocket (2nd Reference)]
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Right now, Sharov faces only misdemeanor charges of trespassing.
Police believe everything in the bunker is legal.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 2000]


You may remember Sharov from his disappearing acts here in Southwest Virginia.
In August 2000, he vanished while hiking on the Appalachian Trail... but eventually showed up safe and sound at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Januaury 2001; QUICK!]


In early 2001 he was again reported missing after visiting his parents in Blacksburg.
He was listed as AWOL from the U-S Army after failing to return to duty at Fort Bragg North Carolina.
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[Franklin-Schools]


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Yesterday's small fire at a Franklin County elementary school is keeping kids out of that school again tomorrow. Officials say "pre-k through second grade" students at Henry Elementary will be transported from Henry elementary to Sontag.. while third through fifth grade students will be bussed to Ferrum Elementary. At the end of the day-- the students will then be bussed back to Henry Elementary. School officials will decide this weekend whether students will be back in their own classrooms on Monday.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]


Is Virginia ready for another terrorist attack... and who would run the state if the government was attacked?


We'll get some answers to those questions next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus more on the fate of a well-known New River Valley Farm.
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[Secure-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
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If Virginia's governor and top state officials are killed in a terrorist attack, who will take over?
That is just one of the issues addressed today by Governor Warner's Secure Virginia panel.
[DOUBLE BOXES=SHannon & Meghan/C Band Satellite;]


Meghan Muldoon joins us with more.
Governor Mark Warner says Virginia is safer today than it was a year ago.
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL C-Band]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Thanks in part to a panel he formed to improve the state's security.
Still, he says more can be done.
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Governor Warner's Secure Virginia panel released 33 new recommendations...all endorsed by the Governor.
Including one to amend Virginina's Constitution to extend the line of succession to the governorship.
Currently the lieutenant governor, attorney general and Speaker of the House of Delegates are in line to replace the governor.
[SOT 10:54:43-01]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: THERE'S A LOT OF THINKING THAT IT NEEDS TO BE MORE EXTENSIVE TO INCLUDE SOME MEMBER OF THE SENATE OR EVEN MORE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE. THE FEDERAL LINE OF SUCCESSION IS VERY LONG AND WE BELIEVE THAT IN VIRGINIA WE NEED TO HAVE A LONGER LINE OF SUCCESSION BECAUSE WE'RE ALL TOGETHER SO MUCH)) [RUNS:18]
The panel also recommends increasing security at the Capitol.
And establishing evacuation plans for government leaders and state workers.
Warner says he is already moving forward with the panel's earlier recommendations.
And that he says means a safer Virginia.
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[IN Q=WE HAVE MUCH BETTER INFORMATION SHARING]

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[OUT Q=IN THE EVENT OF A DISASTER.]


Still, some panel members fear their work may be threatened by another enemy...complacency.

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The panel also wants to see more information sharing between the public and private sectors.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Meghan /C-Band;]


They say its important to know where utility and phone lines are laid so they can be protected in an emergency.

[Henry-Jobs]


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Henry County has a full plate of new jobs thanks to a food company...
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

The (Now-sss) Knauss Snack Food Company is building a new processing facility in the Patriot Centre industrial park. The five-point-seven million dollar investment will create 105-new jobs for the region. Officials say the deal was a joint effort between state and local leaders.
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[SOT 16:59:31]
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((TROY KNAUSS/PRESIDENT KNAUSS FOODS INC.; EVERYONE JUST MADE ME FEEL LIKE HOME AND I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU AS CITIZENS OF HENRY COUNTY AND CITIZENS OF MARTINSVILLE FOR DOING EVERYTHING YOU COULD TO MAKE KNAUSS FOOD SELECT THIS COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Troy Knauss/President Knauss Foods Inc.;]
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[OUT Q=select this community]
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(Now-sss) Knauss was close to signing a deal with South Carolina. Officials say tax incentives and grant money helped make Henry County the final choice. The expansion is the company's first out of its headquarters in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
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[Fiber-Network]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Southside is beginning to get connected in a very big way...
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[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]

A network of fiber optic cable is being installed to connect Pittsylvania County and the City of Danville. It's state-of the-art infrastructure that officials hope will bring new high tech jobs to the region. 12-thousand feet of wiring went down today. Once the project is finished at the end of September it will consist of 42-miles. The fiber optic network is used for high speed phone and Internet connections. Federal funding helped make the project possible.
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[Halifax-Business]


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A Southside location used for business training is now doubling as a retreat for relaxation...
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[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]

The historic and restored Berry Hill Plantation is now open for overnight guests. It has been a corporate conference and training center with state of the art technology for the past three-years. The mansion was built in 18-48 by James Cole Bruce and his wife Eliza. Recently the Center changed management.
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[IN Q=the new]

((GREG POIRIER/GENERAL MANAGER BERRY HILL; THE NEW OWNER IS BERRY HILL GROUP ASSOCIATES WE ARE VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO SOME BIG CHANGES...ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS ABOUT ADDED FACILITIES.))
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[OUT Q=FACILITIES.]
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[VO-NAT]

A night's stay at Berry Hill currently costs from 130-170 dollars.
You can learn more about the Berry Hill Plantation in our Time Off series when the location is featured next weekend.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Economic worries dragged stocks sharply lower as Wall Street resumed its downward trek. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 141 points.
NASDAQ fell 41.
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[Brown-Farm]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A debate over what should happen to an old dairy farm in Blacksburg will soon be over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The town bought the 169-acre Brown's Farm back in 1999.
But, what should become of it has been an issue ever since.
Right now, the farm serves as a nature park, which is how some folks in the community want to keep it.
Others, however, including the town's Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, would like to see part of the land used for ballfields.
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[IN Q=and we feel]

((DONNA WHITMARSH: AND WE FEEL THAT WOULD SEVERELY LIMIT OUR ABILITY TO HAVE AN INTACT BONAFIDE NATURE PARK. 35:28)) ((ANDREW WALKER: IF WE HAD AN OFFER ON THE TABLE FROM THE TOWN SAYING HERE'S A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE, WE WOULD CERTAINLY LISTEN TO IT BUT, UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS NO SUCH PROPOSAL))
[SUPER=01-Donna Whitmarsh/Friends of Brown's Farm; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Walker/New River United Soccer Assoc.; :08]
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[OUT Q=no such proposal.]
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[VO-NAT]


Both groups met last night in what should be the last public hearing over the matter.
The town council will have the final say, and is expected to make a decision during its September 24th meeting.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The latest on Rick Mast meadical conditions, UVa gears up for South Carolina,
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[VO-NAT]

and Mike Stevens will gives us the low down on wheter or not the Redskins will stay in historic Carlisle.
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[S-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-121]
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Tony Stewart has three wins this Winston Cup season and is deep in the hunt for the championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/May Winston Cup Race; :00]

Not surprisingly, one of his wins came at Richmond back in May. He also won at the track last season and looks forward to the Chevy Monte Carlo 400 this weekend.
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[OUT Q=....special place for me"]
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[S-Mast]


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Rick Mast's charity golf tournament was a huge success yesterday. Doctors have still been unable to pinpoint what is medically wrong with the Winston Cup driver.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Out of Racing Due to Medical Condition; :00]
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[OUT Q=......WHAT WE HAVE TO DO"]

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[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Virginia football team is preparing for 19th ranked South Carolina. The Wahoos take on the Gamecocks Saturday at Scott Stadium.
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[SUPER=01-Lou Holtz/South Carolina Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/UVa Quarterback; :16]
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[OUT Q=.......come out fighting"]
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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It's week number two of the high school football season. And it's critical for a couple of teams to win. Here's the games for tomorrow night with the home team on the bottom of each matchup.
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[S-Carlisle]


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The Washington Redskins open the season Sunday at home against Arizona. Fans north of DC are concerned about next summer, not this fall. Mike Stevens explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA/1990; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Spurrier/Redskins Head Coach; :32]
[SUPER=01-Darrell Green/20th Season with the Redskins; :58]
[SUPER=01-Patti Leggett/Redskins Fan from Carlisle; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Jay Rhodes/Redskins Fan from Roanoke; 1:35]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:48]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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(( From 1963 through 1994 the Washington Redskins called Carlisle, Pennsylvania there summer home. Add those 32 years to the past two summers spent in this historic town and you've got a whole lot of tradition on which to build.
But as the regular season approaches the Skins are still trying to decide whether or not they'll return to Carlisle for their 35th training camp next summer or return to Redskins Park in Northern Virginia. ((STEVE SPURRIER:)) Spurrier made those remarks on his first day in Carlisle. He later mellowed a bit, but he wants to leave the team will follow. The town and the Skins just finished the second year of their five year deal that must be renewed by both sides annually. ((DARRELL GREEN:)) That sentiment seems to be universal amongst Redskins fans including those who travel and those who live in the town. Patti and Tom Leggett not only live in the town their deck overlooks the practice field.)) ((PATTI LEGGETT:)) ((JAY RHODES:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))