[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Southside's economy takes another hit as close to one thousand layoffs are announced.
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[VO-NAT :04]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, local police tell us when they choose beanbags over bullets.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

In sports, a prince William County Judge rules on UVa freshman linebacker Ahmad Brooks after a drug possession charge, future hall of Famer and Redskin Bruce Smith talks about his final season
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[VO-NAT]


and our focus at Cleveland Browns camp today turns to former Tech receiver Andre Davis.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Today's weather gets two thumbs down after a forecast for some clearing. And now the long range indicates the unsettled pattern continues.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
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[OUT Q=do need some help.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The bottom drops out on a major textile corporation.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A thousand jobs in our area are gone.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Pillowtex]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#03-24 TC1:03:32]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A day before a major deadline with its creditors, Pillowtex says it's filing for bankruptcy.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The struggling textile company has closed all 16 of its facilities, a move that hits close to home.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Rachel/Microwave]


Rachel Cannon is in Henry County tonight with reaction from workers.
[Live=Rachel Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Henry Co.;]
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[SUPER=03-Fieldale; :00]
[SUPER=01-Georgia Hairston/Pillowtex Employee; :10]
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry Co. Deputy Administrator; :47]
[SUPER=01-Rick Shuler/Pillowtex Employee; :58]
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[OUT Q=very expensive.]
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN]
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[Warner-Pillowtex]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC43:34]
[GRAPHIC=Pillowtex Closing]


Governor Warner will be in Henry County tomorrow.
Today, he said his heart goes out to the workers and families affected by the plant closing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; QUICK!!!!]


Warner says state help is available to those who lost their jobs.
And he says there is still hope that the Fieldale plant will be sold.
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[SOT :35:17]
[IN Q=I CAN PERSONALLY COMMIT]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I CAN PERSONALLY COMMIT EVERYTHING I CAN DO FROM THE STATE'S END TO MAKE SURE WE FIND A BUYER TO GET THESE FOLKS BACK AT WORK. IN THE MEANTIME WE'VE GOT TO KEEP THE WATER FLOWING TO THE COMMUNITY, WE'VE GOT TO MAKE SURE THE VEC IS THERE WITH THE RAPID RESPONSE TEAM AND THAT THE EXISTING EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTER WE'VE HAD IN PLACE IS FULLY STAFFED UP.))
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[OUT Q=FULLY STAFFED UP.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner says the closing of the Henry County plant is part of an unfortunate trend across the rural South.
The governor says he has brought close to 7-thousand new jobs to Southside.
But he notes jobs in textiles continue to disappear.
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[Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC1:22:20]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


Southside residents are veterans when it comes to weathering a barrage of layoffs. Since 1998, the area has lost more than 5-thousand jobs in the textile and furniture industries.
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[VO-NAT :35]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/November 2001;]

Most devastating was the closure of VF-Imagewear in 2002. More than 23-hundred Southside employees lost their jobs.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/January 2000;]

In late 1999, 16-hundred workers ended up unemployed when Tultex filed for bankruptcy. Experts say reductions in the textile industry contributed significantly to the most recent unemployment rate in Danville: 14-point-5 percent as compared to 4-point-2 percent for the state.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/August 2001;]

The area has also lost close to one thousand jobs in the furniture industry over the last three years, including 35 announced this week at Hooker Furniture.
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[New-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


IT may sound like a drop in the bucket, but new jobs in the automotive industry are coming to the region. In Altavista, Schrader Bridgeport International will make a slightly more than five-million dollar investment and add 50 jobs. The positions will be added over two and half years. Schrader supplies automotive tire and control valves and accessories.

[Gaskins]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC36:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke City Police Chief Joe Gaskins is defending the decision to restructure the School Resource Officer program.
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[VO-NAT - :17.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Gaskins says the timing of the decision has nothing to do with the controversy surrounding Butch Lewis' transfer out of the program. He says the change was something that needed to be done because the program had lost its focus by dealing with school administrative issues instead of preventing crime.
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[SOT - 1:34:34]
[IN Q=We want our people...]

((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF; WE WANT OUR PEOPLE TO DEAL WITH THE CRIME ISSUES, WITH COUNSELING, MEDIATION, TEACHING CLASSES. THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT THEY ARE IN THE SCHOOLS TO DO, AND NOT GET INVOLVED IN DISCIPLINE.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaskins/Roanoke Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=involved with discipline.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Gaskins says it is not the Police Department's role to try to fix any problems at the schools, but should focus on preventing crime instead.

[Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC20:00]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]


Roanoke's stadium debate will move to the civic center Thursday night.
But critics say Roanokers can expect a "one-sided show and tell."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City officials believe the controversy over Victory Stadium has overshadowed the benefits of the new multi-purpose facility.
They scheduled the forum to make their case.
But opponents say they should have received equal time.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We don't have any choice]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF: WE DON'T HAVE ANY CHOICE SO EVEN THOUGH THIS IT'S NOT WHAT PEOPLE ARE EXPECTING, WE'RE STILL HOPING PEOPLE WILL SHOW UP.)) ((BILL BESTPITCH: IT'S SORT OF AMAZING TO ME THAT ANYBODY WOULD CRITICIZE US FOR DOING WHAT I THINK MR. WISHNEFF AND I AGREE SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE A LONG TIME AGO.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision; :00]
[SUPER=@Bestpitch; :09]
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[OUT Q=A LONG TIME AGO]
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[VO-NAT]


Opponents plan to make their own presentation in front of the civic center at 6:30 tomorrow night, thirty minutes before the forum is scheduled to begin.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Some bread is being pulled from grocery store shelves in Virginia.
Find out why next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]

[***USE NAT SOUND UNDER***]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus see how local deputies are disarming dangerous situations with bean bags.
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[Bread-recall]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]


One of the region's largest breadmakers is voluntarily recalling many of its products.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[Take Pinnacle Page Full]
Flowers Foods sells bakery products under the Flowers, Broad Street Baker, Cobblestone Mill, Country Farm, and Winn Dixie brands.
The loaves could contain small pieces of metal mesh.
Grocers have been advised to remove the bread from their shelves.
Consumers are urged to return it to where they bought it for a replacement or refund.
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[Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=eki]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC1:23:49]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A Bedford County family's home was destroyed by fire today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Firefighters say the house on Morning Dove Lane is a total loss.
Relatives of the mother and son who live at the house watched as firefighters rushed into the building.

They searched the house but found no one inside.
Officials are still investigating the exact cause of the fire.
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[Nonlethal-Force]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC45:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Botetourt County deputies are crediting a new, less-than-lethal weapon with defusing a potentially deadly situation.
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((NATSOUND: FIRING.))
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[OUT Q=shotgun blast.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


The sheriff's department has had bean bag rounds for almost three years and all patrol deputies are trained to use them.
But it wasn't until last Saturday that they had to.
Sergeant David Blessard and three other deputies say it helped them disarm a suicidal man with a gun.
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[SOT 15:56:15]
[IN Q=We didn't want]

((SGT. DAVID BLESSARD/BOTETOURT CO.: WE DIDN'T WANT HIM TO TURN THE PISTOL AROUND TO US OR GET TO THAT POINT AND WHEN HIS GIRLFRIEND SHOWED UP THAT AGITATED THE SITUATION EVEN MORE. SO I MADE THE DECISION TO DEPLOY LESS-LETHAL. SHOT HIM IN THE STOMACH AREA AND HE DROPPED LIKE A ROCK. ))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. David Blessard/Botetourt Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
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[OUT Q=dropped like a rock.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bean bag rounds CAN be fatal if they hit people in the chest or head, but deputies are trained to aim for the stomach, arms or legs.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Investors held their breath ahead of some big economic reports. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/4.41/9200.05/y/9.42/1721.95;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW lost four points.
NASDAQ fell nine.
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[Civil-War]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC1:43:05]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The South will rise again this September in Appomattox County.. that's where hundreds of re-enactors are expected to recreate two important Civil War battles.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


As Steve Smallshaw reports, organizers hope the event will charge up the area's tourism efforts.
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[IN Q=For years]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Rowlette/Event Organizer; :49]
[SUPER=01-Brett Thompson/Appomattox Chamber of Commerce; :57]
[SUPER=01-Rich Guild/Event Organizer; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=News7, Appomattox County.]

(( For years, Appomattox County has simply relied on its name recognition to attract visitors.
But that's starting to change.
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In six weeks, the county will join the battle for the tourism dollar in earnest.
For two days these county-owned fields will host hundreds of Civil War re-enactors and thousands of history buffs and tourists.. in what's expected to be the largest ever re-enactment in central Virginia.
[natsot 17:57:12]

((CONFEDERATE CAMPS BACK HERE..))
[RUNS= 02]


They're already mapping out where the Battles of Chickamauga and Franklin will take place.. plans even call for artillery to torch an old house on the property.
The hope is the event will provide a spark for the county's tourism industry.
[SOT 17:48:23]

((KEN ROWLETTE/EVENT ORGANIZER: WHILE YOU HAVE THE PARK, YOU NEED SOMETHING ELSE TO COMPLEMENT THE PARK AND REALLY THIS IS WHAT THE RE-ENACTMENT DOES. IF YOU HAVE BUILDINGS AND YOU HAVE MUSEUMS AND SO FORTH, I CALL IT A TRIPOD, THOSE ARE TWO LEGS OF THAT TRIPOD, RE-ENACTMENTS TO ME ARE THE THIRD LEG.))
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[OUT Q=the third leg.]
[SOT 17:46:41]

((BRETT THOMPSON/APPOMATTOX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: IT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN NEVER TAKE AWAY FROM APPOMATTOX IS THE SURRENDER THAT TOOK PLACE HERE AND WE NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT FROM A COMMUNITY POINT OF VIEW AND WE PLAN TO.))
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[OUT Q=we plan to.]


Organizers hope visitors will take time to check out the rest of Appomattox as well.
[SOT 17:51:34]

((RICH GUILD/EVENT ORGANIZER: AS A MATTER OF FACT, BECAUSE OF THIS REENACTMENT, THE HOTELS ARE ALREADY FILLING UP SO THERE'S A LOT HERE AND I THINK THE RE-ENACTMENT WILL BE A LOT OF FUN FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=a lot of people.]


Events get underway September 12th.. fans of both the North and South are welcome.
Steve Smallshaw, News 7, Appomattox County. ))

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Words from former Tech receiver Andre davis on how he is catching on in Cleveland, Redskin Bruce Smith talks about his 19th season
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[VO-NAT]

and the Brickyard 400 is this weekend, Terry Labonte talks racing after the break.
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[S-Brooks]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6m]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-155 3:18]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


UVa freshman linebacker Ahmad Brooks pleaded no contest to marijuana possession and was placed on six months probation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; :00]

The misdemeanor charge from May will be dropped if Brooks meets a Prince William judge's conditions, mainly random drug testing and supervision by a probation officer. Brooks' driver's license was suspended for six and he is to perform 24 hours of community service.
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[S-Smith]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-144 1:58:41]
[GRAPHIC=Bruce Smith]

Future NFL hall of famer and redskin defensive end Bruce Smith is in his 19th NFL training camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]

He is just three and a half sacks from breaking the all time career sack record.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Smith/19th Season in NFL; :04]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.....play this long"]
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[VO-NAT]


The record and one more chance to chase a super bowl were reasons in coming back.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....my decision"]
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[S-Andre]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-159 455TC]
[GRAPHIC=BROWNS CAMP]


Former Hokie Andre Davis is preparing for his second NFL season. Mike Stevens has more on one true class act.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Berea, OH; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andre Davis/Browns Wide Receiver; :19]
[SUPER=@mike1; :39]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Brick]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-158]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


The Nascar circuit heads to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway for this weekend's Brickyard 400, a race with almost as much prestige as the Daytona 500.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/13th in Points; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=an amazing place."]
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[S-Page]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-157 TC350]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke College Basketball]

Page Moir is entertaining 100 campers at his Roanoke basketball camp. He welcomes new assistant coach Jeff Cheevers who was with Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke College Head Coach; :02]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Cheevers/New Roanoke College Assistant Coach; :13]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=....able to do up there"]
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[Teen-Leaders]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC1:14:54]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


There is no "I" in TEAM.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

More than 120-teenagers from across the state are learning that this summer at Virginia Tech. The Commonwealth Youth Conference for Leadership Effectiveness or CYCLE, teaches rising tenth graders how to become leaders through team-building activities.
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[SOT 1759-1806; 1837-1846]
[IN Q=i had trouble]

((TINA SONG: I HAD TROUBLE WITH BEING PROACTIVE. AND I'M GLAD I LEARNED ABOUT IT CAUSE NOW I CAN THINK POSITIVE AND IT'S MORE EASY CAUSE WHEN YOU'RE FRUSTATED IT'S HARDER TO DO THINGS. TUSHAR KARKHANIS: NOT EVERYBODY IS A LEADER SO THESE PEOPLE ARE CHOSEN. SO THINGS YOU LEARN HERE YOU CAN TAKE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY SO IT HELPS A LOT.))
[SUPER=01-Tina Song/Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tushar Karkhanis/Roanoke; :10]
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[OUT Q=helps a lot]
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[VO-NAT]

CYCLE was started by the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation. Organizers say after Columbine, they felt the need to do something about the lack of student leadership in schools. (------------)