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[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=201-Marya Jones/mjones*wdbj7.com;]
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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning.......
Iraq claims to be holding U-S prisoners, while an American solider is in custody for and attack on his camp.

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and some Radford students show their support for the war and the troops in a personal way.
we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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[CNN-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC= US/Iraq Flags, Iraq Map, Tank - Latest Developments]


The vice president of Iraq claims he's holding U-S prisoners of war.
A British plane is downed in what may be a friendly fire incident.
And an American soldier is in custody for launching a grenade attack on his fellow soldiers.
For more on these stories, we go to Elaine Quijano now in Kuwait.
[LIVE= CNN /FULL]
[SUPER=201-Elaine Quijano/Reporting;]
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[SUPER=201-Nick Lerma/Fox Company;]
[SUPER=201-Terry Ferrell/Squadron Commander;]
[SUPER=201-Max Blumenfeld/Public Affairs Officer;]
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[OUT Q=unit is investigating.]





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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC-2:09:34]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]

Long before the war began, some Radford University students started a letter-writing campaign. But this group isn't protesting the war-- it's supporting our troops in a big way. Justin McLeod explains.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=201-Michelle Koehler/Tri Sigma President; :19]
[SUPER=201-Lindsay Richardson/Tri Sigma Member; :34]
[SUPER=201-Mollie Bonniwell/Tri Sigma Member; :51]
[SUPER=201-Michelle Waters/Tri Sigma Member; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Radford]

((((NAT SOUND OF GIRL SAYING "ALL THE STUDENTS ARE SERIOUS ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON AT 23:57)) ((NAT SOUND OF GIRL SAYING "I'M PROUD TO BE HERE PROTECTING YOUR FREEDOM" AT 21:34)) ((NAT SOUND OF GIRL SAYING "ON BEHALF OF THE MARINES WE APPRECIATE THE THOUGHT AND TIME AND THOUGHTFULNESS OF EVERYONE OF YOU" AT 22:49))
These are words of support.
They come from members of the Tri Sigma sorority here at Radford University.
[SOT 8:37:35]
[IN Q=Each member of]

((MICHELLE KOEHLER/TRI SIGMA PRESIDENT: EACH MEMBER OF OUR ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN PAIRED UP WITH A MARINE IN CHARLIE COMPANY AND THEY'RE WRITING THEM LETTERS ONCE A WEEK.))
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[OUT Q=once a week]


It all began in January.
Since that time, the women have written hundreds of letters to more than a hundred marines stationed overseas.
[SOT 11:13]
[IN Q=It just means a lot]

((LINDSAY RICHARDSON/TRI SIGMA MEMBER: IT JUST MEANS A LOT THAT WE'RE ABLE TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THOSE GUYS AND JUST GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO KEEP THEIR MIND OFF OF IT FOR A LITTLE AWHILE.))
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[OUT Q=a little awhile]


That usually includes sports scores, current events in the U.S., and some have gone as far to send care packages.
A few of the marines have even written back.
[SOT 14:41]
[IN Q=He was just amazed]

((MOLLIE BONNIWELL/TRI SIGMA MEMBER: HE WAS JUST AMAZED THAT SOMEBODY BESIDES HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS WERE SUPPORTING THEM AND HE HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM THE U.S. SO IT MADE HIM EXCITED.))
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[OUT Q=made him excitement]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF WAR COVERAGE ON TV))
It is excitement that has turned to nervousness now that the war is underway.
As the women write this week's letters, they keep a close eye on the tv, some more than others.
[SOT 11:39]
[IN Q=This summer]

((MICHELLE WATERS/TRI SIGMA MEMBER: THIS SUMMER ONE OF MY FRIENDS GOT TO SENT OVER TO IRAQ WHO I HAVE KNOWN FOR A VERY LONG TIME SO THIS HAS HIT ME VERY PERSONABLY.))
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[OUT Q=me very personably]

((NAT SOUND OF GIRL SAYING "IT IS GIVING EVERYONE A GREAT FEELING TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE ALL OUT THERE FIGHTING FOR US." AT 24:00))
The women hope to one day say thank you in person once the marines return home.
Until then, they'll keep writing and showing their support any way they can. ((NAT SOUND OF THE GROUP SAYING AT 15:37 "TRI SIGMA SAYS BEST WISHES TO OUR TROOPS"))
Justin McLeod, News 7, Radford.))


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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=jen]
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It appears the worst is finally over for flood victims in Southside. [TOSS ACROSS TO JEN AT BAM;] [TAKE ESS FS BAM - S'SIDE FLOODING GENERIC] Jennifer Wishon joins us now with more. Marya-- The Dan River fell below flood stage in Danville yesterday evening.
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[TAKE ESS 4295 FS BAM - RIVER MAP]
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And in South Boston, the river has crested but it's not expected to return to its banks until Tuesday evening.
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Parts of Route 501 in Riverdale are still submerged in water. Officials estimate about a dozen businesses are damaged but won't have cost estimates until the water recedes. But even the businesses that weren't touched by the water lost money.
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[SOT 27:35:01]
[IN Q=The water just shuts]

((DON ELLINGTON/BUSINESS OWNER: THE WATER JUST SHUTS YOU DOWN. YOU DON'T HAVE NO TRAFFIC, YOU DON'T HAVE NO BUSINESS AND WHEN YOU IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT HERE YOU KINDOF LIKE IN LAS VEGAS. YOU ROLL THE DICE, YOU DO THE BEST YOU CAN AND HOPE YOU WIN. IF YOU LOSE YOU LOSE, THAT'S JUST A FACT OF BEING IN BUSINESS HERE.))
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[OUT Q=in business here]
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Flooding isn't anything new to South Boston residents. A few business owners in the area have learned from previous floods, including the high waters brought by Hurricane Fran in 1996.
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[SOT 30:14:06]
[IN Q=One time we got]

((ONE TIME WE GOT FLOODED THREE TIMES IN ONE MONTH AND HAD TO MOVE OUT AND ONCE THAT SMELL GETS IN THE BUILDING IT TAKES TEN YEARS TO GET OUT.))
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[OUT Q=to get out]
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[LIVE= JEN /FULL]

[TAKE ESS FS BAM - S'SIDE FLOODING GENERIC]
South Boston officials say the Intersection of Routes 58 and 501 is still closed along with part of 501 in the Riverdale section. So Marya motorists will want to take that into consideration if they're going to be traveling through the area.




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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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Get out your dancing shoes and head to the barn - Coming up we'll tell you about an event that's sure to get your toes tapping.
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[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Review II 1:17:24]
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In health review, we'll show you a new treatment for varicose veins.
Plus-find out how a Radford University professor is using pictures to help Alzheimer's patients.
And researchers need African American families to help with a study on prostate cancer.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[IN Q=Getting rid of varicose veins can ]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer/Virginia Vein Center; :16]
[SUPER=01-Bill Lee/Prostate Cancer Study Participant; :50]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dennis Garvin/Lewis-Gale Clinic; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Tom Pierce/Radford University Psychology Professor; 1:51]
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[OUT Q=that's health review I'm Joy Sutton]

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[TAPE#=502-08 2:01:50]


Getting rid of varicose veins can now be done with a laser. This procedure known as laser closure works by inserting a laser into the vein that is causing the problem.
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[IN Q=Essentially uses heat from the laser]

((ESSENTIALLY USES HEAT FROM THE LASER TO BURN AND SEAL THAT VEIN CLOSE SO THAT BLOOD CAN'T GO THROUGH IT ANYMORE AND RATHER THAN HAVE INCISION AND HOSPITALIZATIONS WE CAN DO IT WITH A SINGLE NEEDLE PUNCTURE ON THE LEG))
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[OUT Q=on the leg]


Doctor Jeffrey Widmeyer with the Virginia Vein Center says the vein is turned into scar tissue which is eventually absorbed by the body. About 90-percent of people with varicose veins are candidates for this procedure.
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In other news, researchers are trying to determine why African American males are at higher risk for prostate cancer.

Bill Lee has lost several relatives including his father to the disease.
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[IN Q=When the doctor diagnosed him. He said]

((BILL LEE: WHEN THE DOCTOR DIAGNOSED HIM HE SAID IT'S A SHAME A SPECIMEN SUCH AS MY FATHER HAS TO DIE SO YOUNG. IT'S CAUSED ME TO BE SERIOUS ABOUT MY OWN HEALTH))
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[OUT Q=about my own health]


Doctor Dennis Garvin with Lewis-Gale Clinic says a national human genome study could provide some answers.
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[IN Q=They are going to provide us with]

((THEY ARE GOING TO PROVIDE US WITH SOME UNIQUE INFORMATION THAT MAY HELP US UNRAVEL THE MYSTERY OF WHY SOME MEN GET PROSTATE CANCER AND WHY ARE THEIR RACIAL ISSUE AND WHY ARE THERE PERHAPS DIETARY OR GEOGRAPHICAL ISSUES AND ALSO IS THERE SOMETHING IN THIS THAT WILL HELP US COME UP WITH GENE THERAPY OR A VACCINATION TO PREVENT CANCER))
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[OUT Q=to prevent cancer]


Researchers need at least a hundred families like Lee's to participate in the study. For more information you can find a link on our web site.
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And finally in health news,
A Radford University professor is helping some seniors to develop a power point presentation about their life. He hopes to eventually use this system to help people with memory loss or Alzheimer's.
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[SOT 7:38]
[IN Q=One feature of alzheimers]

((ONE FEATURE OF ALZHEIMER'S IS THAT PEOPLE LOSE THE ABILITY TO REMEMBER THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS OR CLOSE FRIENDS AND EVENTS FROM THEIR LIVES. ONE THING WE THINK HELPS PEOPLE IS TO ELABORATE ON THEM AND TO TELL STORIES AND TO WORK WITH THOSE MEMORIES))
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[OUT Q=work with those memories]


That's health review I'm Joy Sutton.))
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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... Flooding in Southside has put a damper on some business and travel.
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We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC= US/Iraq Flags, Iraq Map, Tank - Latest Developments]


Iraq says it's holding American prisoners of war and it will prove it.
That claim from the Iraqi vice president this morning.
He also says Saddam Hussein is alive and well.
Meanwhile, a British plane is down in what's believed to be a friendly fire incident.
The military is investigating whether the aircraft was hit by a U-S patriot missile.
AND, an American soldier is in custody for launching a grenade attack that killed a fellow soldier and injured 13 others.
It happened as the soldiers slept in their tents at the Kuwaiti base of Camp Pennsylvania.
For the latest and these stories, we go to Teri Okita in Kuwait.

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IN SOUTHERN IRAQ TROOPS CONTINUE TO ENGAGE THE ENEMY. IN UMM QASR ALLIED FORCES CAME UNDER HEAVY RESISTANCE THIS MORNING. DOZENS OF REPUBLICAN GUARD SOLDIERS SHOT AT MARINES FROM A RESIDENTIAL AREA. THE U-S TROOPS CONTINUED TO RETURN FIRE... LATER AN AIRSTRIKE WAS CALLED IN.

(nats)

JUST NORTH U-S AND BRITISH FORCES TIGHTENED THE NOOSE AROUND IRAQ'S SECOND LARGEST CITY. THEY'VE TAKEN THE AIRPORT AND A BRIDGE IN BASRA DESPITE ARTILLERY AND MACHINE GUN FIRE FROM SADDAM HUSSEIN'S SECURITY FORCES.

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IN KUWAIT AMERICAN SOLDIERS HAVE SUFFERED AN ATTACK FROM WITHIN. A U-S SERGEANT IS IN CUSTODY AND IS SUSPECTED OF TOSSING GRENADES INTO THE COMMAND TENT AT CAMP PENNSYLVANIA. AT LEAST ONE SOLDIER IS DEAD AND SEVERAL OTHERS ARE INJURED.

(SOT-MAX BLUMENFELD/ARMY SPOKESMAN)

"This is an incident that shocks." ((very short, would only work well as a nat pop))
OFFICIALS SAY THE SERGEANT WAS FOUND HIDING IN A BUNKER NEARBY. A SPOKESMAN SAYS THE MOTIVE WAS MOST LIKELY RESENTMENT.

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NEAR THE SAME CAMP A PATRIOT MISSILE WAS FIRED INTO THE SKY TO INTERCEPT A SCUD MISSILE. IT'S NOW BELIEVED THEY MISTAKENLY HIT A BRITISH JET.))

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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Governor Warner wants to give SOME illegal aliens rights to in-state college tuition.
He added some exceptions to a House bill that bars them from in-state rates.
Warner wants to loosen the restrictions for non-residents who've lived in the state for five years, graduated from a Virginia high school, and who's parents pay taxes. They'd also have to be seeking residency.
Warner ALSO approved a bill that requires people applying for driver's licenses to prove they're residents.
It's a response the D-M-V has taken to improve security after 9-Eleven.
Drivers HAD been able to get their permit through the mail or with a simple affidavit.
Virginia joins 27 other states requiring legal documents for a license.

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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=jus]
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After serving as Roanoke County's treasurer for nearly three decades, Fred Anderson wants to tax in on issues in Richmond.
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Yesterday, Anderson formally announced his candidacy for the House of Delegates in the 17th district.
Anderson describes himself as a conservative who is pro life, a supporter of second amendment rights, and someone who will fight against tax increases.
He hopes to fill the vacancy left by retiring Delegate Vic Thomas who has served the area for nearly three decades.

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[SOT 16:47:56]
[IN Q=I think being in the Republican]

((FRED ANDERSON/(R) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES: I THINK BEING IN THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY, WITH THE MAJORITY LEADER IN SALEM I THINK WE CAN WE WILL HAVE THAT CLOUT FOR ROANOKE COUNTY, ROANOKE CITY, AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Fred Anderson/(R) Candidate for House of Delegates]
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[OUT Q=and southwest Virginia]
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The 17th district consists of parts of Roanoke County, Roanoke City, and Botetourt County.
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The only other candidate to announce so far is Republican William Fralin.

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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
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[BOTH MICS HOT] He's been a cowboy for five decades - and he's not complaining.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

Coming up
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We'll tell you how a local man was roped into the life of a true cowboy.
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Bruce Friend has been riding, roping and competing in rodeos for more than 50 years.
For the Botetourt County resident, living the life of a cowboy is more than a past time. It's a passion.
Joe Dashiell visited with Friend for this week's Virginia Profile.

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[IN Q=Bruce Friend sports a well-worn Stetson]
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[SUPER=01-Bruce Friend/Cowboy; :34]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Botetourt County]

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[IN Q=That old horse]

((THAT OLD HORSE YONDER. HE'S THE ONLY ONE I'VE GOT LEFT NOW.))
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[OUT Q=I've got left now.]


Bruce Friend sports a well-worn Stetson, a hat with character he says, marked by many years on the ranch and in the rodeo.
The same could be said for Friend, who came late to the cowboy life, but grabbed hold and never let go... [NAT SOUND OF FRIEND CRACKING WHIP 02:41:20]
Born in Kentucky, raised in Tennesee and Virginia, Friend served in the infantry in World War II. He landed on the beach at Normandy soon after D-Day, and was wounded by shrapnel a few weeks later near the French town of St. Lo.
[SOT 02:24:45]
[IN Q=When it gets tight]

((WHEN IT GETS TIGHT. IT'S EVERY MAN LOOKS AFTER HIS HIDE THE BEST HE CAN. DON'T YOU THINK SOMEBODY'S GOING TO COME AND CARRY YOU OUT, NOW NOT WHEN IT GETS HOT. THIS OLD BOY HE CAME. HE GRABBED ME BY MY HAND. AND HE GIVE ME A YANK AND I WENT OVER THE TOP OF THAT HEDGEROW. I LANDED ON SOME BRIERS AND I CAME OUT ON MY DAMN HANDS AND KNEES.))
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[OUT Q=came out on my damn hands and knees.]


It wasn't until his return from Europe, and his release from the hospital, that Friend set out to become a cowboy, but learning to ride on an Oklahoma Ranch wasn't easy.
[SOT]
[INQ=Here I was hangin on so tight]

((HERE I WAS HANGIN ON SO TIGHT, AND HE SAID BOY, YOU GOT TO RELAX, AND I SAID RELAX? HELL I'LL FALL OFF. HE SAID YOU'LL LEARN. I TELL YOU THE FIRST SIX WEEKS, I WAS ABOUT READY TO GO BACK INTO UNCLE SAM'S ARMY.))
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[OUT Q=ready to go back into uncle Sam's army.]


Eventually he did learn to ride, and later that summer in 1946, he competed in his first rodeo.
It was a passion he pursued long after his return to Virginia.
[NAT SOT OF FRIEND POINTING TO PHOTO 02:39:18]
[IN Q=I had him roped close enough]

((I HAD HIM ROPED CLOSE ENOUGH, YOU CAN SEE I HAD A GOOD HORN CATCH. AND I DALLIED DOWN GOOD. AND I CHECKED MY HORSE JUST ENOUGH SO EDRA COULD GET THAT ROPE YOU CAN SEE THE ROPE ACTUALLY AROUND HERE GOOD.))
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[OUT Q=see the rope actually around here good.]


On a recent afternoon at his home near Arcadia, Friend showed off photos of the day he and his wife Norma were married on horseback.
The spurs he bought in '46.
And with a burro named Charlie standing in for the steer, he offered his visitors a quick lesson.
[NAT SOT OF FRIEND WITH BURRO 02:44:19]
[IN Q=Now he ain't got no horns]

((NOW HE AINT GOT NO HORNS, BUT IF HE HAD HORNS THE ARM COME ROUND THIS A WAY. YOU COME AROUND THIS OTHER ARM LIKE THIS.AND CATCH IT. YOU GOT HIM HERE YOU SEE.))
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[OUT Q=got him here you see.]


If age and injury have slowed him down, Bruce Friend has few regrets about the choices he has made, or the cowboy dreams he has chased.
[SOT 02:37:13]
[IN Q=It's a way of life]

((IT'S A WAY OF LIFE. IT'S A WAY OF LIFE. AND I'M JUST PROUD OF WHAT I AM.))
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[OUT Q=proud of what I am.]


...and what he always will be.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Botetourt County))
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