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[ANCHOR=Marya]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... Coalition forces may declare the war over in the next few days.
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And Virginia Tech fans show up in record numbers for this year's spring game. we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War in Iraq]


The war in Iraq could be declared officially over in the next few days.
Coalition forces are are putting the finishing touches on a proclamation.
But their work in Iraq is far from over.
Drew Levinson has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=201-Drew Levinson/CBS News; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=DL, CBS News, Kuwait.]

(((nat - marines moving out)
IN BAGHDAD, THE U.S. MARINES HANDED OVER THEIR DUTIES TO THE ARMY. IT'S YET ANOTHER SIGN THE INITIAL WAR IS OVER. AND NOW, COALITION FORCES ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE IT OFFICIAL.

(nat - tank)


AUSTRALIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS HIS COUNTRY -- ALONG WITH THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN -- ARE PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON A PROCLAMATION ... FORMALLY DECLARING AN END TO THE WAR. BUT HE SAYS THEY STILL NEED TO WORK ON THE EXACT WORDING -- IN THE HOPE OF STRIKING THE RIGHT TONE.

(nat - troops knock down door)


EVEN THOUGH THE MAJOR FIGHTING HAS STOPPED, THERE'S STILL PLENTY OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS FOR U.S. TROOPS. MANY OF SADDAM HUSSEIN'S HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS REMAIN AT LARGE. HOWEVER, HIS FINANCE MINISTER IS NO LONGER AMONG THEM. HE WAS CAPTURED BY IRAQI POLICE SATURDAY.
ARMY SERGEANTS ALSO MADE A BIG DISCOVERY NEAR A BAGHDAD PALACE. THEY FOUND 650-MILLION DOLLARS IN CASH ... SEALED IN BOXES MARKED "JORDAN NATIONAL BANK."
AND IT WAS JORDANIAN OFFICIALS WHO ANNOUNCED THE SEIZURE OF 42 PAINTINGS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN STOLEN FROM IRAQ'S NATIONAL MUSEUM. STILL, CURATORS SAY THAT'S ONLY A FRACTION OF THE PRICELESS ARTIFACTS THAT WERE LOOTED.

(DREW LEVINSON/REPORTING)


AND THE SEARCH FOR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION COULD INTESIFY IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. THERE ARE REPORTS THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS PREPARING TO DISPATCH HUNDREDS OF ADDITIONAL INVESTIGATORS. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))

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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-]
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Search crews were back on the New River yesterday ... but they found NO sign of a man whose boat capsized last weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]


40-year-old James Simonds' 17-foot Bayliner overturned in the water near Glen Lyn last Saturday.
About 20 volunteers returned to the area yesterday to search the river banks on foot.
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[IN Q=Just knowing]

((AMANDA SHRADER/GILES COUNTY RESCUE SQUAD: JUST KNOWING THAT THESE PEOPLE'S FAMILIES ARE OUT HERE WAITING. I KNOW IF IT WAS ONE OF MY LOVED ONES I'D WANT SOMEONE OUT HERE LOOKING.))
[SUPER=01-Amanda Shrader/Giles Co. Rescue Squad;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=out here looking.]
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[VO-NAT]


Searchers scoured a six-mile area in parts of West Virginia and Giles County.
They say high waters complicated the effort.
They're resuming the search this morning.
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[Anniversary]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-09 52:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Today marks the one year anniversary of the move to WDBJ's digital broadcast center.
Our first newscast from the new facility went on the air of last year without too many problems.
That was a great stride, considering we only had a few hours to move several tons of equipment from Colonial Avenue to our new building.
Former News 7 personality Patrick Evans helped us introduce viewers to the new --while reflecting on the old.
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[SOT 19:07:42]
[IN Q=This is our former newsroom]

((THIS IS OUR FORMER NEWSROOM. IT WAS VERY CRAMMED OF COURSE IT WAS DESIGNED AT TIME WHEN THERE WERE NO COMPUTERS))
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[OUT Q=there were no computers]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-April 2002;]

Additional space wasn't the only reason the move was needed. Our old building was not capable of broadcasting in digital formats. And with the move to the WDBJ broadcast center, we were able to start offering programming in high definition in May of 2002.
And we hope our new facility will continue to meet our technology needs for years to come.
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[11Rayna-Dubose]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=SP-137 TC-1:14:20]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


She's a Virginia Tech basketball player... but this weekend, Rayna DuBose won big on the football field.
Last year, she contracted a rare form of meningitis and had part of her arms and legs amputated as a result.
Mike Stevens tells us how Beamer's boys and Tech fans came together at the spring game to show their support.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-George Baylor/Virginia Tech Fan from Staunton; :27]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Johnson/Virginia Tech Fan from Charlottesville; :41]
[SUPER=01-Rayna DuBose/Will Return To Virginia Tech In May; :52]
[SUPER=01-Erin Gibson/Rayna's Teammate and Friend; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Sharon McCloskey/Virginia Tech Associate Athletic Director; 1:16]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning - New reports suggest a Loudon County woman may have been the U-S's first diagnosed case of SARS.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And -
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[VO-NAT]

Canada is coping with its recent surge in SARS cases - and fears that come along with the disease. But first here's a look at your almanac.
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[China-SARS]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In health news this morning - China is telling people to stay home during one of the nation's biggest celebrations - a holiday started to encourge travel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hong Kong, China;]

They're trying to halt the spread of SARS - which has killed 88 people in the Chinese mainland and sickened more than 18-hundred. Another 22 cases were reported this morning. A Chinese health minister says the move will hurt the economy, but that the lives and health of the people must come first.
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[SARS]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Government researchers now believe a recovering Loudoun County woman was the first U-S case of the deadly SARS virus.

A 71-year-old unidentified Sterling resident caught the illness while visiting her native China. She returned home in early February, and was given a broad range of antibiotics and is now recovering. But dozens of others haven't been so lucky. The disease has killed at least 180 and infected more than three thousand world-wide. Canada is one of the latest countries with a surge in infections being reported. The city of Toronto is struggling to cope with controlling the virus and the fear of it. Colleen McEdwards has more on that.
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[SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada; :00]
[SUPER=01-Colleen McEdwards/Reporting; :53]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Elliott Halparin/Ontario Medical Association; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=Colleen McEdwards, Toronto]

((In Toronto's Chinatown... empty markets and empty restaurants... many say it is fear of SARS that is keeping customers away. Rang Nguyen owns a restaurant there... "Usually now we are full... Now not full" "I think people are scared. Ihope they find a cure soon to recover my business." Business in the district is down an estimated 50 percent. And for the city's hospital staff, a new reality: Lining up for SARS screening every day before their shift begins. Clip Woman "They take your temperature and you have to wear a mask gown and gloves." Clip Man "they're doing this to make sure things stay under control. They're being very cautious which is good."
(standup at hospital)

Administrators say most surgery has been cancelled in this huge metropolitan area and at least one hospital shut down... Drastic measures to control this outbreak. And questions about how long officials can keep this up, to fight a virus that scientists now know is here to stay. Sot Dr. Elliot Halparin/Ontario Medical Association "We're learning as we go and certainly one of the main reasons to contain it is it allows us to buy time to find a treatment or develop a vaccine." But how much time? Scientists have pinpointed the virus that causes SARS, but there's no easy test for it yet, and most agree a vaccine is, at best, months away. And the virus is showing its muscle. Authorities say a single unnoticed case in this hospital spread to a religious group and landed 600 people in quarantine, and the original victim died. Health officials are even considering using electronic tracking devices to enforce quarantine orders. Clip Dr. Halparin again "what it points to is just how vigilant everyone has to be when they're asked to into quarantine they actually do it." Nat sound up from Emergency measures briefing Every day health officials brief the public, to get information out, and calm nerves.
Even Canada's Prime Minister came to Chinatown for a photo opportunity. The message: it's safe to go about your business. But the neighbourhood's quiet streets show that the SARS scare may be as resilient as the virus itself. Coleen McEdwards Toronto ))
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... Seven P-O-Ws are waking up on U-S soil - after a heroes' welcome.
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And the recent brush-fires have forestry officials reminding people to be careful.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[6Liberty-Law]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The opening of Liberty University's planned law school is being pushed back a year. The college, founded by Jerry Falwell, had planned to open the new school this fall, but has announced it will open NEXT fall. The school is interviewing potential faculty members and meeting with the American Bar Association about accreditation. However, Liberty can NOT promise prospective students that it will be ABA-accredited.

[11Brush-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC-35:59]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fires]

A string of brush fires last week has forestry officials reminding people to be careful when buring things outside.
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[VO-NAT - :22]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Thursday;]

Three separate fires quickly went out of control in Rockbridge County, Pulaski County, and Montgomery County last week. One of the fires started with a prescribed burn that quickly went out of control, while the others appear to have ignited by natural causes. Foresters across the region say the fires show that even with some rain, small fires can quickly get out of control.
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[SOT - 13:05]
[IN Q=Right now we are...]

((KAREN STANLEY/ROCKBRIDGE CO. AREA FORESTER; RIGHT NOW WE ARE STILL IN OUR SPRING FIRE SEASON. THE FIRE LAW IS STILL IN EFFECT, SO BETWEEN THE DATES OF FEBRUARY 15TH AND APRIL 30TH YOU CANNOT HAVE AN OPEN AIR FIRE BEFORE 4 PM, UNLESS YOU ARE OUTSIDE OF 300 FEET OF ANYTHING THAT IS FLAMMABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Stanley/Rockbridge Co. Area Forester;]
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[OUT Q=of anything that is flammable.]
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Stanley says it is a good idea to let your local forestry office know if you plan to have a legal open air fire.


[11Earth-Day]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC-27:13]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


You could tell it was Earth Day yesterday in downtown Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT - :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The festivities included music and several exhibits related to protecting the environment.
There was even an electric power car on hand.
Valley Metro also took part by offering free bus fare for all its customers yesterday.
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[SOT 42:19]
[IN Q=We hope that people will remember]

((WE HOPE THAT PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER THAT EARTH DAY IS EVERYDAY NOT JUST ONCE A YEAR. AND WE'D LIKE PEOPLE TO RECYCLE AND PICK UP TRASH AND TAKE CARE OF THE PLANET AND PARTICULARLY OUR ROANOKE VALLEY WHICH IS SO BEAUTIFUL))
[SUPER=01-Bill Modica/Earth Day Committee Chairman]
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[OUT Q=which is so beatiful]
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[VO-NAT - :05+]


This is the first time Earth Day festivities have been held in downtown Roanoke.
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[11Kite-Fest]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC-2:05:55]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The weather couldn't dampen soaring spirits this weekend in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT - :20+]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The 5th Annual Kite Festival was held at Green Hill Park yesterday. The event featured a display from the Richmond Air Force Kite Club, and was sponsored by Salem-Roanoke Chamber of Commerce. Some people brought out home-made kites while others took advantage of free kites that were available. Event organizers hope to expand the festival to two days next year.
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[ANCHOR=Marya 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
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[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up - Meet a man who's spent decades defending a freedom that he doesn't necessarily agree with -
[ANCHOR=Brent 2-shot]

And a little later
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When the town rolled the rug out from under them, they didn't get mad - they got even... matching funds to bring the fun back to town.
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[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun-AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile wx monitor]


He finds the message of the Ku Klux Klan repugnant and evil but he has spent the last twenty years defending their right to say it.
Rod Smolla is a First Amendment scholar and the subject of this week's Virginia Profile.
Meghan Muldoon has more.
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[IN Q=WHEN AN IMPERIAL WIZARD OF THE]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rodney Smolla/Free Speech Lawyer; :10]
[SUPER=04-Twentieth Century Fox; 1:48]
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[OUT Q=MM, News 7, Richmond]


(( When an imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan was convicted of violating Virginia's cross-burning ban at a rally in Carroll County, it was Rod Smolla who defended him.
[SOT 00:54:47]
[IN Q=AS A FREE SPEECH LAWYER]

((AS A FREE SPEECH LAWYER, I'M ALWAYS REPRESENTING PEOPLE THAT ARE SAYING THINGS THAT I DON'T LIKE OR I DON'T BELIEVE IN.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=OR I DON'T BELIEVE IN]

BUTT
[SOT 00:55:04]
[IN Q=BUT MY NOTION IS]

((BUT MY NOTION IS IN A FREE SOCIETY YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY THINGS THAT OTHER PEOPLE DON'T LIKE.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=OTHER PEOPLE DON'T LIKE.]


The case went all the way to the U-S Supreme Court where the usually silent Justice Clarence Thomas spoke out against cross-burning...and, Smolla believes, affected the outcome of the case.
[SOT 00:56:32]
[IN Q=HE WAS TREMBLING, HE SPOKE]

[RUNS:23]
[OUT Q=IS A TERRORIST GROUP.]


Smolla, a former law professor at William and Mary and the next dean of the law school at the University of Richmond, has been defending free speech for twenty years.
But in his most famous case, he actually took the other side.
[SOT 01:07:34]
[IN Q=THE HIT MAN CASE INVOLVED]

((THE HIT MAN CASE INVOLVED THREE MURDERS COMMITTED IN THE SUBURBS OF WASHINGTON DC, IN MARYLAND, BY A PROFESSIONAL HITMAN WHO LEARNED HIS CRAFT HE LEARNED HOW TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL HITMAN FROM READING A BOOK.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=FROM READING A BOOK.]

BUTT
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[IN Q=THAT TELLS YOU]

((THAT TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GO INTO BUSINESS OF BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL ASSASSIN.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=A PROFESSIONAL ASSASSIN.]



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[IN Q=I WASN'T ON THE FREE SPEECH SIDE]

[RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=ASSISTING SOMEONE TO KILL.]


Smolla wrote a book about the controversial case and three years ago it was made into a movie, "Deliberate Intent" starring Timothy Hutton.
[SOT scene from movie 28:11-15]
[IN Q=NOBODY HAS EVER SUED]

[RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=AND WON, NOBODY.]


But Smolla did win.
[SOT scene from movie 1:03:28]
[IN Q=PROFESSOR SMOLLA]

[RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=HEARD ALOT ABOUT YOU.]


The 50-year-old father of five has written 11 books in all, including one about the famous lawsuit between Reverend Jerry Falwell and Penthouse publisher Larry Flynt.
He's thinking about writing a book about Virginia's recent cross burning case.
But says the book and movie deals are not why he became a free speech lawyer.
[SOT 1:16:50]
[IN Q=FOR ME THE BEST PART IS]

((FOR ME THE BEST PART IS WHEN YOU'RE ARGUING AN APPEAL AND YOU'VE GOT VERY, VERY BRIGHT JUDGES OR JUSTICES AND A VERY GOOD OPPONENT AND YOU'RE REALLY GOING TO BATTLE OVER SOME MATTER OF PRINCIPLE THAT YOU DEEPLY CARE ABOUT.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=DEEPLY CARE ABOUT.]

butt
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[IN Q=YOU JUST BATTLE IT OUT]

((YOU JUST BATTLE IT OUT IN THAT ARENA. I JUST LOVE THAT.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=I JUST LOVE THAT.]



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[IN Q=THE FIRST AMENDMENT]

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[OUT Q=TAKES GUTS TO DEFEND IT.]


Enough said.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))
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[11Skate-Park]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC-1:35:12]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some Vinton skateboarders are enjoying a new skatepark after raising several THOUSAND dollars and the support of town council.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]

The town held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday for the new Gearhart Skate Park. When skateboarding was outlawed in town, some teens decided to do something about it. They attended town council and asked the town to help build a skate park. Council got a 10- thousand dollar grant from Roanoke County and told the kids they would build a park if they could match the money.
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[SOT 46:39:28]
[IN Q=It's a wonderful addition]

((BRAD GROSE/VINTON TOWN COUNCIL: IT'S A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO THE COMMUNITY AND IT'S GREAT FOR THE YOUTH BUT IT'S ALSO QUITE A LESSON. IT'S BEEN CALLED CIVICS 101 HERE IN VINTON.))
[SUPER=01-Brad Grose/Vinton Town Council;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=here in Vinton]
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[VO-NAT]

The skaters raised the money in less than three months.
Some teens say the park provides them with a positive diversion.
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[SOT 50:24:28]
[IN Q=If we didn't have the]

((BRANDON CARLOSCO/SKATEBOARDER: IF WE DIDN'T HAVE THE SKATE PARK WE WOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO SKATE AT ALL BECAUSE WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO SKATE IN DOWNTOWN ANYMORE.))
[SUPER=01-Brandon Carlosco/Skateboarder;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=downtown anymore]
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[VO-NAT]

Money for the project was raised through bake sales and corporate donations.
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