[Embassy-Bombing]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


After yesterday's bombing of the Jordanian Embassy in Iraq, there is worry of a growing terrorism threat in the country.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


Experts say the attack that killed 11 people had the trademark of trained terrorists.
It also follows a taped message last weekend from al-Qaida's second in command, calling for strikes against U-S friends and allies.
Jordan had supported the war in Iraq.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What this is fact]

((RICARDO SANCHEZ/U. S. FORCES IN IRAQ COMMANDER:WHAT THIS IN FACT TELLS US IS THAT WE HAVE SOME PROFESSIONAL TERRORISTS THAT ARE OPERATING HERE IN THE COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Ricardo Sanchez/Commander of U. S. Forces in Iraq;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=here in the country.]
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[VO-NAT]


After the latest attack, the scope of where al-Qaida could strike next is widening.
It's also forcing U-S security experts to re- evaluate their protection of U-S interests overseas.
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[911-Investigation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Federal investigators have a new version of what happened during the final minutes of United Flight 93 on September 11th
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The popular perception is that passengers stormed the cockpit and fought with the hijackers, causing the plane to crash in Pennsylvania field.
The government now believes the terrorists intentionally brought the plane down when passengers busted through the cockpit door.
The theory is based on an analysis of cockpit recordings.
44- people, including the four hijackers, died in the crash.
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[114H]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC-41:08]
[GRAPHIC=4H]


ANOTHER counselor is charged with abusing kids at Smith Mountain Lake's 4-H Camp.
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[VO-NAT :24 + pad]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;]


THIS one is from a Rockingham County 4-H group that camped there the week of June 17th.
Franklin County Sheriff Quint Overton says 18-year-old William Hayes Smith is charged with assault and battery on two 10-year-old campers and one 9-year-old. All were from Rockingham County.
The campers told investigators Smith put them in headlocks, bent their fingers backward and hung one of them upside down by the ankles.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


This latest arrest is unrelated to charges against volunteer counselors from Bedford County who camped there two weeks later and allegedly staged fights between kids.

[11Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC-1:32:59]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The closing of Pillowtex has forced the Henry County School system to make some additional cuts.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Yesterday, the school board made more than four hundred thousand dollars in cuts to make up for lost revenue to the county. This is on top of one and half million dollars in cuts that were already made. The lastest include reducing field trip spending, the amount of rental classroom space and making changes in personnel.
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[SOT 00:12:08 // 00:15:43]
[IN Q=WE WERE]

((SHARON DODSON/HENRY CO. SUPERINTENDENT;WE WERE ABLE TO GENERATE SOME SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS BY NOT FILLING POSITIONS AND DOING TRANSFERS.)) ((J. KELLY CECIL/HENRY CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER; YOU CAN'T KEEP CUTTING WITHOUT COMPROMISING BUT WE'RE STILL GOING TO SOL ACCREDITED AND OUR STUDENTS ARE STILL GOING TO GET A GREAT EDUCATION IN HENRY COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Henry Co. School Superintendent; :02]
[SUPER=01-J. Kelly Cecil/Henry Co. School Board Member; :10]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=IN HENRY COUNTY]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials say the latest round of cuts will not affect the county's school consolidation plan.
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[11Strickland]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC-57:50]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Executive Director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation is moving on.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


After twelve years on the job, Kay Strickland is leaving her post to take a position at Hollins University.
During her tenure, the museum quadrupled in size and now owns its facility and property along Norfolk Avenue.
Strickland also oversaw 2 million dollars worth of capital improvements.
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[SOT 2:34]
[IN Q=We've done a lot]

((KAY STRICKLAND/MUSEUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THIS IS A WONDERFUL FACILITY AND I'VE BEEN HERE FOR AWHILE AND WE'VE DONE A LOT HERE. I THINK THE MUSEUM IS POSITIONED WELL, IT'S FUTURE IS VERY PROMISING. I'M VERY EXCITED FOR THE MUSEUM BUT I THINK A NEW OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED ITSELF AND IT WAS TIME TO MOVE ON.))
[SUPER=01-Kay Strickland/Museum Executive Director; :09]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=TIME TO MOVE ON]
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[VO-NAT]


The museum's Board of Directors will soon launch a search for a new Executive Director.
Strickland's last day will be August 15th and then the museum staff will take over day to day operations.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, mortgage rates continue to climb.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((FOR THE SEVENTH STRAIGHT WEEK, MORTGAGES ARE MOVING HIGHER.. THE RATE ON > THE 30 YEAR MORTGAGE HIT A ONE YEAR HIGH THIS WEEK OF 6.34 PERCENT. The > 15-year mortgage, a popular refinancing choice, also increased sharply, > reaching 5.66 percent from 5.44 percent > > ON WALL STREET STOCKS GOT A LIFT FROM A BATCH OF REPORTS THAT POINTED TO > AN IMPROVING ECONOMY > INCLUDING A JUMP IN JULY RETAIL SALES... > THE DOW CLMBED 64 POINTS > > THE NASDAQ HELD NEAR THE FLATLINE. > > THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINES CONTINUE TO GET SHORTER... THE LABOR DEPARTMENT > SAYS THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS FILING FOR STATE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FELL > BY OVER 3-THOUSAND LAST WEEK...TO A SIX MONTH LOW. WHILE THE JOB MARKET > HAS STABILIZED..ANALYSTS SAY IT STILL MAY BE AWHILE BEFORE COMPANIES > START HIRING AGAIN. > > It pays to file patents on your inventions. > > A federal judge ordered EBay to pay $29.5 million in damages to a Virginia > engineer for infringing on some of his online retailing ideas. The patents > were developed by Thomas Woolston, whose company MERCEXCHANGE invents > Internet technologies. The judge did not bar EBay from using the > technology, saying that continued use would not cause irreparable monetary > damages to the inventor. > > EARNINGS REPORTS SLOW TO A TRICKLE NEXT WEEK. ON MONDAY MARTHA STEWART > LIVING OMNIMEDIA SHOWES WALL STREET ITS BOTTOMLINE. INVESTORS WILL BE > WATCHING IF THE DOMESTIC DIVA'S IMPENDING TRIAL FOR INSIDER TRADING HAS > AFFECTED BUSINES AT HER COMPANY. > > IT WILL ALSO BE A BIG WEEK FOR RETAIL EARNINGS:WALMART, FEDERATED, JC > PENNEY AND TARGET AMONG THEM.. ON THURSDAY A TECH TITAN.. DELL COMPUTER. > > TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC.))

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[FL-Tornado]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tornado]


It caught forecasters by surprise in Florida--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL;]


A tornado left behind serious damage in Palm Beach county.
The twister damaged or destroyed about 500 homes, and left 21- thousand residents without electricity.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=All of a Sudden]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=tornado, tornado.]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite all the damage, authorities are reporting only minor injuries.
A state of emergency is in effect because there's been some looting in the area.
Police have been ordered to arrest anyone found on public property.
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[CA-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=CA Recall]


Amid the surprising names that have emerged as candidates, the man who is MOST responsible for the recall election in California is bowing out of the race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Republican Congressman Darrell Issa (Eye- suh) spent one- point- seven million dollars to recall current Governor Gray Davis.
Issa says the entry of Arnold Schwarzenegger led to his decision to drop out.
He says he's convinced that enough qualified names will be on the ballot.
October's recall election is now on track, after California's Supreme Court decided not to intervene.
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[6-Internet-Porn]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC-1:19:15]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The dark world of tracking would-be pedophiles who lurk on the Internet has always been dangerous, but a new wrinkle has local law enforcement on the alert.
Bedford County authorities say they were surprised this week to find one suspected predator right in their own backyard.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In the five]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./April, 1999; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :43]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.]


(( In the five-plus years since he started Operation Blue Ridge Thunder, Sheriff Mike Brown thought he had seen just about everything when it came to Internet criminals who prey on children.
Until this week.
On Tuesday, authorities arrested 29-year-old Evan Scott Leisersohm of Springfield on charges of trying to solicit sex from a juvenile on-line.
They say Leisersohm was not communicating with them from a computer in his northern Virginia home.. instead he had traveled to Bedford County and was less than a half mile away from the undercover investigator who was posing as a 13-year-old girl.
He allegedly did it using a cellphone with Internet access.. and that now has police looking over their shoulders.

[SOT 13:51:25]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: WE ARE THINKING TWICE AND WE'RE BEING VERY CAUTIOUS BECAUSE WITH THIS, WE'RE NOT SURE WHERE THEY ARE, WHERE THEY'RE TALKING TO US.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=talking to us.]


Brown says it was just a matter of time before on-line predators figured out how to use the portable technology to their advantage.
It's a reminder, he says, that these criminals will stop at nothing.
[SOT 13:54:59]

((BROWN: AND AGAIN IT GOES BACK TO THAT DRIVE, THAT SEXUAL URGE. IT'S AN URGE THERE THAT THEY'VE GOT TO KEEP ABREAST, THEY KNOW THAT BY UTILIZING THE INTERNET THEY, AND WE'VE GONE OVER THIS SEVERAL TIMES, THERE'S JUST A TREMENDOUS POOL OF VICTIMS OUT THERE.))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=victims out there.]


And Brown and his team hope to continue acting as the lifeguards.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County. ))


[11Clower]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC-1:28:41]
[GRAPHIC=Clower]


Former Henry County administrator Sid Clower will be released from prison next month ... but he may not have heard the last from investigators.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;]


The Virginia Department of Corrections says he'll leave the Rustburg Correctional Unit September second for an appearance in FEDERAL court. His name is not on the court calendar, yet.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./2002]


Federal investigators have been looking into Clower's embezzlement of more than 800-thousand dollars in county money.
He could still be indicted for failure to pay taxes on it.
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[ANCHOR=KIm]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Clower has spent just over one year in prison, since pleading guilty to embezzlement last June.
Once he's released, he's supposed to spend 90 days in a Chatham halfway house, followed by 20 years of supervised probation.


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[11Blacksburg-School]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC-12:20]
[GRAPHIC=none]

When the only Catholic school in the New River Valley announced it was closing its doors, a group of parents decided to open some new ones.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The Catholic Diocese says it closing Saint Mary's Elementary School in Blacksburg because of low-enrollment. Saint Mary's Church began offering K-through-five classes in 1998 and was the only Catholic school in that area. Now, some parents are working to start-up a new school.
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[SOT 1815]
[IN Q=rather than]

((JULIA WHARTON/FORMER ST. MARY'S P.T.O PRESIDENT: RATHER THAN FOCUSING ON BEING DISAPPOINTED UPSET ANGRY WE JUST CHANNELED ALL OF OUR ENERGY INTO WHAT ARE WE DOING NEXT.))
[SUPER=01-Julia Wharton/Former St. Mary's P.T.O. President;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=we doing next]
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[VO-NAT]

Wharton says they hope to open the new school inside the old Blacksburg Middle School. It will be called Saint John Neumann Academy, after the founding father of Catholic education. Classes are scheduled to begin September third.
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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, The Dow Jones Industrials finished the day in positive territory. And Wal-Mart reported a boost in July sales. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case]



((UPBEAT REPORTS ON CHAIN STORE SALES AND OTHEr ECONOMIC FACTORS WERE UNABLE TO JUMP-START INVESTORS THURSDAY.
BLUE CHIPS MANAGED MODEST GAINS, BUT THE NASDAQ COULDN'T GET MOVING.


THE DOW GAINED 64 POINTS.
AND THE NASDAQ WAS DOWN ABOUT A HALF.


BEFORE THE OPENING BELL, THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SAID INITIAL CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FELL FOR THE THIRD WEEK IN A ROW. ECONOMISTS HAD PREDICTED A RISE.
THE TOTAL WAS 390-THOUSAND, DOWN FROM A REVISED 393-THOUSAND IN THE PREVIOUS WEEK.
THE NUMBER--BELOW THE KEY 400-THOUSAND MARK--SIGNIFIES EXPANSION IN THE LABOR MARKET.


WAL-MART LED THE REPORTS FROM THE NATION'S CHAIN STORES THAT SHOWED AN OVERALL RISE IN SALES IN JULY.
WAL-MART SHARES JUMPED MORE THAN TWO PERCENT AFTER THE RETAILER SAID SAME-STORE SALES WERE UP FOUR-POINT-SIX PERCENT FOR THE MONTH.
TARGET SHARES WERE UP ON NEWS OF A THREE-POINT-ONE PERCENT RISE IN JULY SAME-STORE SALES.
GAP STORES AND BEST BUY BOTH CHIMED IN WITH NINE PERCENT SAME-STORE GAINS.


THE 30-YEAR MORTGAGE RATE CLIMBED TO SIX-POINT-THREE-FOUR PERCENT IN THE WEEK ENDING AUGUST 8TH... WITH AN AVERAGE OF SEVEN-TENTHS OF A POINT PAYABLE UP FRONT.
IT'S THE HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE AUGUST OF 2002, WHEN THE 30-YEAR RATE STOOD AT SIX-POINT-FOUR-THREE PERCENT.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))

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[2-CA-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=CA Recall]


The man who financed the effort to recall California Governor Gray Davis is stepping out of the race.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Republican Congressman Darrell Issa (Eye- suh) spent one- point- seven million dollars to recall Governor Davis.


Issa says the entry of Arnold Schwarzenegger led to his decision to drop out.
He says he's convinced that enough qualified names will be on the ballot.
October's recall election is now on track, after California's Supreme Court decided not to intervene.
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[11Warner-React]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC-1:33:04]
[GRAPHIC=California Recall]


The recall election in California is putting the heat on Governor Gray Davis.
So is that making Virginia's governor sweat?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Davis and Governor Mark Warner are both Democrats.
And both oversee states with major budget problems.
But there is a difference.
Virginia does not ALLOW voters to recall governors.
Warner says that is a good thing.
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[SOT 1:05:30]
[IN Q=I DON'T KNOW WHETHER RECALL]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I DON'T KNOW WHETHER RECALL EFFORTS NINE OR TEN MONTHS AFTER AN ELECTION WAS JUST HELD, I'M NOT SURE THAT'S THE KIND OF APPROACH TO TAKE IN VIRGINIA. I'M NOT SURE THEY HAVE THAT APPROACH ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY. I THINK PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING IN CALIFORNIA POLITICS IS SOMETIMES A LITTLE BIZARRE FOR FOLKS WHO DON'T LIVE IN CALIFORNIA.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=WHO DON'T LIVE IN CALIFORNIA.]
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[VO-NAT]


LOCAL officials may not be so fortunate.
A few JURISDICTIONS in the state DO permit recalls.
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(Toss to Steve)[Weekend-Preview]



[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#=Wknd Preview]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]




(Steve adlibs intro)


[WEEKEND PREVIEW FS 8026ESSC]

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[SOT]
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[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=be right back..]




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[PKG-Thorn-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC-1:23:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One of Rockbridge County's most historic homes has been in private hands for more than 200 years, and rarely open to the public.
Thorn Hill Estate is now on the market, with an open house scheduled this weekend...
As, Joe Dashiell reports the home has stories to tell.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Impressive from a distance]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-Anne Mason Taylor; :10]
[SUPER=01-Pamela Simpson/Washington & Lee Professor; :36]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Rockbridge County]


((Impressive from a distance, Thorn Hill is equally striking up close...
From the Georgian architecture... to the intricate interiors.
[SOT]
[IN Q=A wonderful gift]

((A WONDERFUL GIFT ABOUT THORN HILL ARE THE WONDERFUL MOULDINGS THAT YOU SEE. THERE ARE SEVEN LAYERS OF CROWN MOULDING. THEY ARE ALL ORIGINAL. AND FOR EXAMPLE, THE OPEN PEDIMENT DOORWAY WE BELIEVE THAT THESE WERE DONE BY ENGLISH CRAFSTMEN WHO WERE TRAINED IN EUROPE.))
[RUNS= :17]
[OUT Q=who were trained in Europe.]

Anne Mason Taylor lived here for five years, but now she's looking for a buyer. Thorn Hill is listed with James Moore Real Estate for 795- thousand dollars.
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a national historic]

((ITS A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK. IT'S ON THE STATE AND NATIONAL REGISTERS ITS AN EXTERMELY IMPORTANT HOUSE BOTH ARCHITECTURALLY AND HISTORICALLY IN TERMS OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED THERE AS WELL, SO IT'S AN IMPORTANT HOUSE THAT WE REALLY VALUE HERE.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=that we really value here.]

Among those who lived there is Colonel John Bowyer who fought in the revolutionary war before building Thorn Hill. During the Civil War, Elisha Franklin Paxton was a leader of the Stonewall Brigade, shot and killed at Chancellorsville.
[SOT]
[IN Q=And Mrs. Paxton]

((AND MRS. PAXTON WAS STANDING RIGHT HERE ON THE VERANDA OF THORNHILL ONE DAY, WHEN SHE SAW HER MOTHER AND HER MINISTER WALKING UP THE RIDGE UNDER THIS GROVE OF TREES AND SHE INSTANTLY FAINTED BECAUSE SHE SADLY KNEW WHY THEY HAD COME.))


[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=why they had come.]

With Thorn Hill now on the market, Anne Taylor hopes others will come this weekend and consider making Rockbridge County history their home. Joe Dashiell News 7 Rockbridge County.))
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[TAKE WDBJ7.COM FS]
[anchor=Kim]

For more information on Thorn Hill, and the open house Sunday Afternoon, visit our Website at WDBJ7.com, and click on "Websites in the news".
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