[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jsu]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


A new contract could be in the works for G-E employees. The company and union have reached a tenative agreement.
Another attack on U-S forces in Iraq --this time a military convoy is ambushed.
And Father's day has special meaning for one local dad --- who refuses to let anything stand between him and his da

ughter.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=]
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[VO-NAT - :07+]

Just hours before their contract was set to expire, union officials and General Electric come to an agreement.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton, in for Teresa Hamilton.

[GE-Contract]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC-2:03:29]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


General Electric has reached a tentative national agreement with union leaders of IUE-CWA for a new contract for its workers.
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[VO-NAT, take from tape 03-02 @ 06:05]
[SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape]


Employees at Salem's G-E Plant walked the picket lines in January hoping for some leverage in the negotiations. Their major issues were affordable health insurance and job security. Union officials say the tentative agreement safeguards affordable health insurance and substantially increases pensions for its members.
Union leaders will meet June 18th to vote on whether to submit the tentative agreement to the 14-thousand members for ratification.
If that happens, the members would vote by June 24th on a new contract. If approved the contract will run through June 2007.
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[Flood-Aftermath]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC-1:33:54]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Heavy rains on top of saturated grounds made for devestating flood conditions yesterday. Jennifer Wishon caught up with some Bedford County residents that spent the day digging out and cleaning up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats of tractor]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Maciorowski/Bedford County Resident; :08]
[SUPER=01-Bernice Maciorowski/Bedford County Resident; :33]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :54]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Burks/Bedford County Resident; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Bedford County]



(([SOT 10:43:23:16 ]

((NATS OF TRACTOR))
[RUNS= 04]

Bedford County residents awoke Sunday morning curious to see the aftermath of Saturday night's flooding.
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[SOT 10:22:54:20]
[IN Q=As far as I can]

((RICHARD MACIOROWSKI/BEDFORD COUNTY RESIDENT: AS FAR AS WE CAN TELL, TWO BOATS, A WHOLE BUNCH OF PATIO TYPE FURNITURE AND MY SONS CAR JUST DECIDED TO TAKE OFF.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=to take off]

The Maciorowskis live on Beaver Dam Creek. They've seen the high water before, but Saturday they looked on in amazement as their front yard was transformed into a lake within a matter of minutes. Their amazement grew as their belongings drifted away with the current.
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[SOT 10:29:15:06]
[IN Q=We could do nothing]

((BERNICE MACIOROWSKI/BEDFORD COUNTY RESIDENT: WE COULD DO NOTHING EXCEPT WATCH THEM FLOAT AWAY ONE BY ONE, AND THEN THE CAR WENT AND OF COURSE ALL THE FURNITURE WENT FIRST OFF.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=went first off]
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[SOT 10:27:12:21]
[IN Q=We know that there]

((BERNICE MACIOROWSKI/BEDFORD COUNTY RESIDENT: WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOME PIECES OF OUR FURNITURE THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY GET TO IN THE RIVER THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE IF WE CAN PADDLE AND GET THOSE BACK.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=get those back]
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[SOT 10:50:32:08]
[IN Q=This bridge here]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: THIS BRIDGE HERE ON FISHMAN'S COVE ROAD IS THE ONLY ACCESS RESIDENTS HAVE TO THEIR HOMES.
SATURDAY NIGHT THEY WERE STRANDED ON EITHER SIDE FOR HOURS AS THE CREEK ROSE NEARLY FOUR FEET ABOVE THE BRIDGE.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=above the bridge]

The heavy rain turned Don and Brenda Burks' back yard into a mud slide.
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[SOT 10:40:50:20]
[IN Q=We had a few]

((BRENDA BURKS/BEDFORD COUNTY RESIDENT: WE HAD A FEW TREES SLIDE DOWN ROOTS FIRST AND A LOT OF MUD.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=a lot of mud]

A couple of their phone lines were also downed, but they consider themselves fortunate.
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[SOT 10:42:33:26]
[IN Q=My husband happens]

((BRENDA BURKS/BEDFORD COUNTY RESIDENT: MY HUSBAND HAPPENS TO OWN A BACK HOE AND TRACTOR SO WE'RE LUCKY IN THAT WE CAN CLEAN UP OURSELVES AND GET EVERYTHING OUT OF THE WAY SO I IMAGINE THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS WILL BE VERY CLEAN UP INTENSIVE.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=clean up intensive]

Less than a mile away Buck Mountain Road became the latest private road in the county to fall victim to a wash- out. ((More Nats of the tractor)) Back at the Burks' home the clean up process will most likely take a while. But they say they'd rather deal with the storm's aftermath than live anywhere else. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Bedford County.))

[Road-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Flooding caused a number of roads to be closed over night. V-Dot is reporting that all roads have now re- opened except for Route 757 in Bedford County and officials say it will be closed until next week.
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[TAKE VDOT PHONE FS] If you have any questions about roads in your area, you can call the Virginia Department of Transportation hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[Nunn]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The emergency management coordinator of Patrick County drowned yesterday at a North Carolina beach. Authorities say 53 year Floyd Nunn was swimming when was pulled underwater by riptides.
An autospy on Nunn is scheduled for tomorrow. He was Patrick County's emergency managment coordinator for six years.

This is the second drowing in a week at the Oak Island beaches.


[Warden-Hit]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

An employee of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries suffered a broken leg and a concussion after being hit by an A-T-V near Leesville Lake yesterday afternoon. Officials say Lieutenant Ron Henry was launching a patrol boat when he saw a juvenile riding an A-T-V on Marina Road. Authorities say Henry tried to flag him down, but was struck. The juvenile sped away but was caught a short time later. Charges are pending.

[Iraq-Latest]


[ANCHOR=joy]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


A U-S military convoy was ambushed in Iraq today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Al-Mashahdeh, Iraq]

The attack happened near the violence prone city of Balad (buh-LAHD). Apache helicopters searched overhead looking for the attackers. Tanks and armored vehicles surrounded this truck after it was hit by rocket propelled grenades.
[SUPER=203-Basra, Iraq]

In Basra (BAHZ-rah), thousands of Iraqis took to the streets to demand the departure of U-S and British troops. Troops also conducted raids to find pro-Saddam fighters that have been responsible for several ambushes over the past couple of weeks.
[SUPER=203-Fallujah, Iraq]

As part of a new campaign called "Operation Desert Scorpion" thirteen hundred troops are looking for militia leaders and illegal weapons--one person was arrested.
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[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Despite continued violence in Middle East-- President Bugh says he's still optomistic about the peace process.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=On the streets of Gaza]
[SUPER=03-Gaza City, Gaza Strip; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nabil Amr/Palestinian Information Minister; :54]
[SUPER=01-Silvan Shalom/Israeli Foreign Minister; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=CBS News Washington]

((ON THE STREETS OF GAZA ANOTHER FUNERAL A PALESTINIAN MILITANT SHOT DEAD BY ISRAELI SOLDIERS.

(nat up)

BUT THIS IS JUST ONE OF MANY FUNERALS. OVER THE LAST WEEK, FIGHTING BETWEEN THE PALESTINAINS AND ISRAELIS HAS KILLED MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE. EGYPTIAN LEADERS ARE IN THE MIDEAST NOW ... MEETING WITH BOTH SIDES INCLUDING THE PALESTINIAN MILITANTS, HAMAS. PRESIDENT BUSH BLAMES THE GROUP FOR THE RECENT SURGE OF TERROR.

(SOT: Bush)

And so the mission of the free world, those who care for peace, is to deny the people like Hamas the ability to destroy and to kill.
AS PART OF THE U-S BACKED PEACE PLAN, THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY MUST GET HAMAS AND OTHER MILITANT GROUPS TO STOP THEIR ATTACKS.

(nat up of Hamas leader)

BUT HAMAS SPIRITUAL LEADER AND FOUNDER SAYS THEY WONT STOP UNTIL ISRAEL RELEASES PALESTINIAN PRISONERS, DISMANTLES ISRAELI SETTLEMENT, AND STOPS ATTACKING MEMBERS OF HAMAS. THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AGREES.

(SOT: Nabil Amr/Palestinian Information Minister)

They have to do many things like the releasing of prisoners.
BUT ISRAEL SAYS IT WILL KEEP ATTACKING MILITANTS TO PROTECT ITS PEOPLE AS LONG AS THE PALESTINAINS DO NOTHING TO STOP TERROR.

(SOT: Silvan Shalom/Israeli Foreign Minister)

We are asking the Palestinians to take immediate action against those organizations in order to dismantle the infrastructure.

(SOT: Teri Okita/CBS News)

STANDUP: Secretary of State Colin Powell will be in Jordan this week ... meeting with world leaders ... to try to salvage the peace plan. And U-S diplomats ... in charge of the daily monitoring of that peace plan ... arrived in the region this weekend. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.)) [Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Joy]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Still to come on News 7 at 11, two more people are feared dead in a fishing boat disaster off the coast of Oregon.
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[VO-NAT]

and four skydivers die in Pennsylvania when their plane crashes just moments after takeoff.
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[Capsized-Boat]


[ANCHOR=joy]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Coast Guard has called off the search for victims of a fishing boat disaster off the coast of Oregon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tillamook Bay, OR]

Nine people have died and two others are missing and presumed dead. . Nineteen people were on board when the boat was overcome by a large wave and rolled over several times, and for survivors, it was a terrifying ordeal.
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[SOT:46]
[IN Q=SO I WENT OUT ]

((MARK HAMLETT/SURVIVOR-SO I WENT OUT HOLDING ON TO JUST THE FABRIC OF THE LIFE JACKET AND I GOT OUT AND REALIZED THAT I WAS IN THE WATER AND I STILL HAD THE LIFE JACKET IN MY HANDS AND I PUT IT BACK OVER MY HEAD AND JUST BEAR-HUGGED IT. I COULD SEE THE BEACH, I COULD SEE THE JETTY. I COULD SEE PEOPLE AT THIS POINT))
[SUPER=01-Mark Hamlett/Survivor]
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=THIS POINT]
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[VO-NAT]

Two coast guard rescue boats, three helicopters and some good Samaritans helped pull the survivors and victims out of the water. The 32-foot fishing boat washed ashore about a quarter of a mile from where it capsized. It was removed from the beach this morning.
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[Skydivers-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Authorities are investigating a skydiving plane crash in western Pennsylvania.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jeannette, PA;]


Four people were killed when the Cessna 205 crashed shortly after take off from the Greensburg Jeanette Regional Airport.
One person did survive but authorities say the extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.
At the time the plane was being used for a skydiving outing.
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[1218]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC-40:04]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Museum goers were doing the locomotion in Roanoke this weekend.
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[SOT 09:09:51:23]
[IN Q=Singing]

((NATS OF SINGING.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=Singing]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The "Buckingham Lining Bar Gang" provided appropriate entertainment for the 12-18's return to the city. The Norfolk and Western steam locomotive was built in Roanoke in 1943.
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[SOT 09:04:18:18]
[IN Q=This is a real big piece]

((GARY BALLARD/1218 CREW MEMBER: THIS IS A REAL BIG PIECE OF HISTORY. IF PARIS HAS THE EIFFEL TOWER AND NEW YORK HAS THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, ROANOKE HAS TRAINS AND THIS BEING BUILT HERE AND YOU STILL HAVE PEOPLE WHO SURVIVE TO THIS DAY WHO USED TO OPERATE IT SO THIS IS A REAL COG IN ROANOKE'S HISTORY.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Ballard/Crew Member;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=in Roanoke's history]
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[VO-NAT]

During World- War- Two the 12-18 pulled entire troop divisions. Ballard says the steam engine was a favorite of Photographer O. Winston Link. The 12-18 has been restored and is now on permanent display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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[Fathers-Day]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11p.m.]
[WRITER=jwa]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC-38:42]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Father's Day 2003 is drawing to a close, but some dads in the area are making sure that they have quality time with their children before its too late.. Intern Reporter Justin Ward has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Not just anyone]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :09]
[SUPER=01-Tracy Flanigan/Father; :25]
[SUPER=19-Justin Ward/Reporting; :41]
[SUPER=01-John Morris/Fathers at Work; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Demi Flanigan/Daughter; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=STD]

((
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[SOT 00:23:08 on tape #2]

((NOT JUST ANYONE CAN BE A FATHER. IT TAKES COURAGE. IT TAKES PATIENCE. IT TAKES KIDS. HE-HE-HE. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY.))
[RUNS= :09]


For Tracy Flanigan and daughter Demi, Father's Day is a bit more special this year.
That's because the family is also celebrating Tracy's graduation from Father's at Work.
It's a program that finds jobs for low-income dads who want to play active roles in their children's lives.
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[SOT 00:08:02 on tape #2]

((TRACY FLANIGAN/FATHER: ANYBODY CAN BE A FATHER. THE HARD PART IS BEING A DAD, OR DADDY AS I LIKE TO BE CALLED.))
[RUNS= :08]


Two years ago, Tracy moved to Roanoke to enroll in the program and to be closer to his daughter.
He says it's the best move he's ever made and the statistics agree.
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[SOT 09:27:03 on tape #1]

((JUSTIN WARD/REPORTING: NEARLY FORTY PERCENT OF CHILDREN HAVE NO CONTACT WITH THEIR BIOLOGICAL FATHERS, BUT THESE DADS SAY THEY'RE DETERMINED NOT TO BECOME PART OF THAT STATISTIC.))
[RUNS= :08]
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[SOT 00:16:21 on tape #2]

((TRACY FLANIGAN/FATHER: I KNEW AT A YOUNG AGE THAT I DIDN'T HAVE A FATHER, BUT I WASN'T GOING TO LET THAT HAPPEN TO MY KIDS.))
[RUNS= :06]


John Morris heads up Fathers at Work.
Since it began, he's seen over two hundred fathers come through the program.
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[SOT 00:24:28 on tape #1]

((JOHN MORRIS/FATHERS AT WORK: THERE'S A MYTH OUT THERE THAT YOUNG DADS COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THEIR KIDS, BUT THESE GUYS ARE PROVING IT. THEY'RE COMING INTO THE PROGRAM. WE EXPECT A LOT OUT OF THEM. WE RAISE THE BAR VERY HIGH.))
[RUNS= :10]


With a strong desire and a little patience, Morris says graduates of the program work full time and pay child support regularly.
And kids like Tracy's daughter Demi say that every little bit counts when it comes to being a good dad.
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[SOT 00:20:04 on tape #2]

((DEMI FLANIGAN/DAUGHTER: LET'S SAY THEY'RE OFF WORK ONE DAY AND THEIR KID'S GOT A TEACHER WORK DAY OR SOMETHING. OR IF THEY CAN EAT LUNCH WITH THEIR CHILD. THEY SHOULD TRY TO DO AS MUCH AND TRY TO SPEND AS MUCH TIME WITH THEIR CHILD AS THEY CAN.))
[RUNS= :13]


For now, Tracy's done being a student and ready to be a teacher.
Because of Father's at Work, Tracy's now working with kids at Head Start.
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[SOT 00:30:45]

((BREATHING FOR HIS SCRAP. SCRAPE. SCRAPE.))
[RUNS= :03]


And from the looks of things, the transition may end up being a smooth one.
Justin Ward, News 7, Roanoke.))
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Joy]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Up ahead on the newscast, recent rains may be a pain in the neck, but it may help some people with repiratory problems,
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[VO-NAT]

and also, these folks will be singing let's head back to Tennesee, after the mega concert of the summer wraps up for the year. We'll have details in just a moment.
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[Commercial]

[Floyd-Volunteer]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=Profile #6 TC-1:32:30]
[GRAPHIC=Profile]

She's been promoting literacy to children for years now, but one Floyd woman is now receiving recognition for her work far beyond county lines. Myranda Stephens has more in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Floyd; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pat Boothe/Reading Is Fundamental Volunteer; :09 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Andrea Garland/Reading Is Fundamental Volunteer; :29]
[SUPER=@Myranda2; 1:19]
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[OUT Q=news 7, floyd]


((Pat Boothe had never even heard of the magazine Country Living, that is before her name was entered into one of its contests.
[SOT 1640]

[RUNS04] ((I DIDN'T KNOW THERE WAS A COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE I'M SORRY TO SAY 44)) Participants of this year's Country Living "Comfort Contest" were individuals who've made a difference in their community through outstanding volunteer work. The winner received five thousand dollars to donate to their charity or organization.
[SOT 1247]

[RUNS04] ((AND WHEN I READ ALL THE RULES AND REGULATIONS I THOUGHT OF PAT 51)) Boothe formed a local chapter of the Reading is Fundamental program or RIF in 1993. Each year, RIF volunteers read and distribute books to children throughout the county, in an effort to promote literacy. The program has been a success ever since.
[SOT 2500]

[RUNS10] ((THE FIRST YEAR WE GAVE 108 BOOKS AND THIS YEAR WE GAVE 2, 199 BOOKS SO WE'VE COME A LONG WAY BABY (LAUGHS) 2510))
[SOT 1338]

[RUNS11][TRY TO COVER UP FIRST PART OF BITE!!!] ((PAT HAS DONE SO MUCH WITH RIF AND BROUGHT THE RIF PROGRAM TO FLOYD AND HAS WORKED SO HARD AND HAS DONE SUCH A GREAT JOB WITH THE KIDS AND DELIVERING BOOKS TO THE CHILDREN. I JUST KNEW WE HAD A CHANCE IN A RURAL COUNTY WITH A COUNTRY MAGAZINE 55)) And indeed they did. Out of 700 entries, Boothe was chosen as one of five runner ups. They each received a quilt and was featured in last month's issue, along with the grand prize winner, a welfare worker from New Jersey.
[SOT 1403]

[RUNS10] ((I WAS KIND OF SURPRISED THAT WE WON. I KNOW SHE HAD THOUGHT WE WOULD WIN SOMETHING, BUT I REALLY WANTED THE FIVE-THOUSAND DOLLARS. LAUGHS 1413)) Boothe has decided NOT to keep her quilt. Instead she's going to have it auctioned off at this year's Floyd County Arts and Crafts festival and donate the money to RIF. It's the kind of thing you'd expect from a woman who's spent most of her life putting others before herself. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Floyd.))


[Bonnaroo]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The second annual Bonnaroo (BOHN-uh-Rew) music festival is winding down tonight.
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[VO-NAT - :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Manchester, TN;]

The event kicked off Friday on a farm in South Central Tennessee where 80-thousands fans have gathered for the event.

The big name acts include The Dead, Neil Young, the Allman Brothers, and the godfather of soul.. James Brown. Prior to taking the stage, Brown talked about his performance.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't know yet...]

((JAMES BROWN; I DON'T KNOW YET, I HAVEN'T GOT THERE YET. IT'S CALLED SOUL. WHEN I SEE HOW THEY FEEL, I GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT. AND NOT ME, I MAKE THEM HAPPY. ))
[SUPER=01-James Brown; ]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=I make them happy.]
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[VO-NAT - :09+]

A similar event in Riverhead, New York had been scheduled for early August, but has been cancelled because of what organizers call difficulties with the permit process.
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[Rain-benefits]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC-1:42]
[GRAPHIC=none]

This rainy weather may be dampening your weekend plans, but there might be a silver lining in these clouds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


State officials say the record level of precipitation is improving Virginia's air quality.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:04:16]
[IN Q=IT KEEPS THE MAIN POLLUTANT]
[SUPER=01-Bill Hayden/Dept. of Environ. Quality]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=TO BUILD UP.]
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[VO-NAT]


If the wet weather continues, officials say Virginians can expect FEWER high ozone days this summer.
They say the rainy days have also pushed groundwater levels back up to normal levels which will provide a nice cushion in case the now-forgotten drought returns.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up, Furyk is Jim Dandy at the US Open, highlights from Game 6 of the NBA Finals, and Kurt Busch takes the checkered flag at Michigan, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


Marshall has hired Ron Jirsa as its new head basketball coach. Jirsa spent two seasons as the head coach at Georgia and worked with Oliver Purnell at Dayton from 1999 to 2003. He had joined Purnell's staff at Clemson two months ago, but now leaves to take over the Thundering Herd.
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[S-Open]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-148 TC5856]
[GRAPHIC=US Open Golf]


The pride of Westchester, Pennsylvania is now a U-S Open Champion. Jim Furyk's only swing instructor throughout his career has been his father and appropriately on Father's Day, Furyk claimed his first major victory in relatively easy fashion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Olympia Fields, IL/NBC; :00]


Playing with Furyk in the final grouping was Aussie Stephen Leaney who got to within three shots with this long birdie putt that finds the cup.
But not even this topless member of the gallery could get the 33 year old Furyk off his game.
Check out the approach at the 14th hole. He sticks it on the dance floor to within about three feet and would knock that in for birdie.
Despite a three putt at the 18th, Furyk tied a US Open record with a four day total of 272, finishing with a three shot win at 8-under par, and joining elite company.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jim Furyk/First Major Victory; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=it's a special feeling."]
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-139 TC15722]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


The San Antonio Spurs are the NBA champs for the second time, coming from behind tonight to beat the Nets in Game Six of the Finals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/ABC; :00]


The Nets led thru three quarters thanks in large part to shots like this one--the three ball from Jason Kidd to end the first half.
But the Spurs rallied in the form of a 19-oh run. Stephen Jackson buries a three of his own.
[SUPER=32-New Jersey/77/San Antonio/88/;]

Tim Duncan tallied a triple double and the Spurs claim the trophy 88 to 77 over Jersey, winning the series 4 games to 2.
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The Lynchburg Hillcats claimed the first half Northern Division title in the Carolina League this afternoon with a 4 to 2 win over Kinston. The Hillcats assured themselves of a post season spot by pounding out 11 hits against the Indians. [Take Baseball OTS]
The Appy League season gets underway tomorrow night for teams in Danville, Martinsville, and Pulaski, where there's a new affiliation this season with the Toronto Blue Jays.
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The Blue Jays will open up on Monday at Martinsville while the Danville Braves will get things started on the road in Burlington.


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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In the big leagues, it was a big day for former Gretna High School star Tony Womack of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Womack connected for four hits in 6 at bats this afternoon against the Twins, matching a
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career high. That included a key two run double in the 6th as Arizona outlasted Minnesota 12 to 8.
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24 year old Kurt Busch grabbed the lead from Jeff Gordon with 24 laps to go in today's Sirius 400 and went to victory lane for the 7th time in his career at the Michigan International Speedway.
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For the second straight week, Ken Schrader got caught up in an early wreck. Schrader was the meat in the sandwich between Steve Park and Ricky Rudd. Park bumped Schrader setting off a chain reaction bringing out the day's first caution flag. Rudd and Wood Brothers have now finished 33rd or worse in four of the last five races.
At lap 37, Ryan Newman blew an engine and the Alltell ride erupted in flames. Newman was finally able to get the car stopped and escape with just minor burns on his face.
Later Greg Biffle ran out of real estate and got nudged by Ricky Craven to slow things down again.
Then with 10 laps left Todd Bodine brought out the final caution, setting up a 5 lap shootout to the checkers.
Busch pulled away from Bobby Labonte for his first Michigan win and his third this season.
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