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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

There's nothing to worry about.
Galax residents tell Roanoke County about the drug treatment clinic in their neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT :06]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, after a hurricane and a handful of tornadoes, Richmond says it's time for fair-weather.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A few more clouds but otherwise a quiet weather forecast. Meantime the tropics get interesting again. We will check that out in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Roanoke County residents who live near a proposed methadone-clinic fear drugs and crime will spill into their neighborhood.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But neighbors of a similar clinic in Galax see no reason to worry.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Galax-Clinic]
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[WRITER=myr]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Some Galax residents say the idea of living next door to a methadone clinic isn't that far-fetched.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

They should know.
[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
[SS=None]

They've done it for the last three years. New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=what's at the center]
[SUPER=03-Galax; :00 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Mamie Osbourne/Galax Resident; :33]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Farmer/Galax Resident; :42]
[SUPER=01-Rick Clark/Galax Police Chief; :52]
[SUPER=@Myranda2; 1:09]
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[OUT Q= News 7, Galax]

((What's at the center of this quiet Galax neighborhood, has now become the center of controversy in a town nearly 100-miles away.
[SOT 1949][DO NOT COVER BITE!!!]

[RUNS03] ((FOR ME IT HASN'T BEEN BAD HERE AT ALL.)) The Life Center of Galax ignited a storm of controversy when it announced it was opening a new methadone clinic near one Roanoke County neighborhood. Some say the clinic will increase traffic, while others fear it will increase crime. But, many of the residents who live near the GALAX clinic say it's NOT a big deal.
[SOT 2005]

[RUNS09] ((MAMIE OSBOURNE/GALAX RESIDENT: THEY HAVE NOT BOTHERED ME, I HAVEN'T BEEN AFRAID OF ANYBODY, AND NO ONE HAS EVER COME TO MY DOOR OR ANYTHING TO EVEN ASK A QUESTION.))
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[RUNS05] ((PATRICIA FARMER/GALAX RESIDENT: I'VE BEEN HERE ACTUALLY TWO YEARS AND THERE HASN'T, NOBODY BOTHERED ME.)) And it's not just the neighbors who say the clinic isn't a problem.
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[RUNS16] ((RICK CLARK/GALAX POLICE CHIEF: SINCE JANUARY FIRST WE'VE HAD NINE CALLS FOR SERVICE THERE. SEVEN OF WHICH WERE RELATED TO THE ALARM PROBLEMS, ONE UNRELATED PROBLEM THAT THE LIFE CENTER REPORTED, AND THEN A PARKING COMPLAINT THAT WE MADE A RECORD OF. REPORTER: SO NO BREAK-INS IN HOMES? CLARK: NO, NOT AT ALL.)) But whether this peaceful co-existence will work in Roanoke County, is another thing. For many who live there, they hope to never find out. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Galax.))

[Short-Bridge]


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The North Carolina bridge where Jennifer Short's remains were found is now named in her honor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC;]


Relatives and investigators unvieled new signs this morning.
It's now officially known as the Jennifer Renee Short Memorial Bridge.
One year ago today, a man and his dogs found parts of the 9-year old's skeleton underneath it.
It had been more that a month after she was kidnapped from her home in Henry County, and her parents were murdered.
The crime remains unsolved.
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[Moneta-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rle]
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A Bedford County house was destroyed in a fire early this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Authorities were first called about the fire on Diamond Hill Road near Moneta around 3-thirty. Fire officials say the house was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived, and concentrated their efforts on saving out buildings around the house. Nobody was in the residence when it caught fire. The cause is still under investigation.
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[Fair-Isabel]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A week ago today, Hurricane Isabel crashed into the state.
Schools in many parts of Virginia are still closed and over 300-thousand customers remain without power.
But Isabel did not put a damper on everything.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon is in Richmond with more on a show that goes on.
The hurricane and tornados have shut down a lot of businesses
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


but the Virginia State Fair opened today with just a few hitches.
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF PIG RACES]
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[SUPER=01-Jay Lugar/Va State Fair Marketing; :]
[SUPER=01-Anne Baker/Arts and Crafts Hall; :]
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(( NAT SOUND PIG RACES
Not even a hurricane can stop these pigs
The swine races are a popular event at the Virginia State Fair.
As is the petting zoo and the rides.
But this year, you are likely to find just as many people at the new FEMA booth as at the new West Texas Rattlesnake Show.
Isabel may have closed down parts of the state, but the fair opened as scheduled.
And is drawing large crowds, because children in the area don't have school and their parents don't have power.
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((JAY LUGAR/VA STATE FAIR: PEOPLE ARE READY FOR A BREAK AND THE STATE FAIR IS HERE AND OPEN A GOOD PLACE TO OFFER A RESPITE FROM THE TOUGH WEEK EVERY ONE HAS HAD.)) [RUNS:11]
But like many Virginians, the fair still felt the effects of Isabel.
Many buildings at the fairgrounds were without power until yesterday so judging was done by flashlights.
And unlike previous years, the exhibit hall is displaying a special hurricane section.
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((ANNE BAKER/MGR, EXHIBIT HALL: THESE ARE THINGS RECEIVED AFTER HURRICANE, THEY COULDN'T GET IN TIME FOR THE JUDGING LAST SUNDAY WE WE WILL BE JUDGING THEM SEPARATELY AND THEN AWARDING THEM THE ISABEL AWARD, FIRST, SECOND THIRD AND BEST IN SHOW.)) [RUNS:15]
The fair is also offering a service to the thousands of Virginians whose cars got in the way of Isabel and falling trees.
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((JAY LUGAR: YOU CAN ENTER THE DEMOLITION DERBY AND BRING YOUR DAMAGED CAR AND ENTER IT IN THE DEMO DERBY SO ITS A LOT OF FUN.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=SO ITS A LOT OF FUN.]))
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Two dead presidents take offense at the management of Virginia's forests... at least environmentalists say they would.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus a snow-leopard family reunion at Mill Mountain Zoo.
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[Countess]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


She's accused of killing her own mother last year.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Cindy Gail Countess spent much of the day today hearing her own words played back to her in court.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
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[OUT Q=duking it out.]

(( Though Cindy Countess stands charged with beating and stomping her mother to death, she went into gales of anguish when a police officer informed her of her mother's passing.
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[Tape #2 @ around 12:38]

Countess had been sitting in the back seat of a patrol car, telling Officer John Rogers how she loved her Mother.
[Tape #2 @ 12:56:45]

((I WOULD NOT TOUCH MY MAMA. I AIN'T GOING TO TOUCH MY MAMA.)) [:06] Edna Dooley died of multiple blunt force injuries. Her body was found on the bathroom floor. Countess told Roanoke Police Detective Mike Meador that she didn't realize anything was wrong until she got up to go to the bathroom and couldn't open the bathroom door.
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((DID YOU HAVE A CONFRONTATION WITH YOUR MOM?)) ((NOT THAT I'M AWARE OF....)) [RUNS05]
[15:02:07] ((I DO NOT KNOW IF THERE WAS A CONFRONTATION. I HAVE NO IDEA.)) [RUNS:04] ...verbally, yes, Countess conceded, but not physically. Eventually Countess admitted in a later interview that she and her mother did "come to blows."
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((ALL I CAN FIGURE IS WE HAVE TO HAVE STARTED DUKING IT OUT.)) [RUNS05]))
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[V/O - NAT] Though she said she couldn't remember what started the fight, Countess told the detective that she had reached her breaking point about three months earlier, finally admitting that she HAD hurt her mother.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

The trial will likely run into next week.

[Bridges]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Why investigators think Joseph Bridges would want to kill his sister's boyfriend still isn't clear.
But the motive wasn't necessary for a Franklin County judge to send a murder charge against him to a grand jury.


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[VO-NAT]


Bridges' sister testified against him today in a preliminary hearing.
Yvonne Custer says he hadn't talked to her boyfriend Howell Scott in 8 years...
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./May 30;]


But Bridges was waiting in his pickup truck when they got home May 29th.
She says her brother shot Scott in the head as she and her children watched.
Bridges is out on bond awaiting trial.
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[Forests]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC1:19:18]
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Two former presidents visited Roanoke today to talk about their namesake national forests.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Actors with "Virginia Forest Watch" dressed as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to express their disappointment in the way the Forest Service is managing Virginia's wild lands.
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[SOT 5:59:26:12]
[IN Q=They continue to log]

((STEVEN KRICHBAUM/VIRGINIA FOREST WATCH: THEY CONTINUE TO LOG THE NATIONAL FORESTS. THEY LOG THOUSANDS OF ACRES A YEAR. THEY'VE LOGGED OVER 100,000 ACRES IN THE PAST 25 YEARS WHICH IS MORE THAN WE HAVE PROTECTED AS WILDERNESS OUT HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Steven Krichbaum/Virginia Forest Watch;]
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[OUT Q=wilderness out here]
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[VO-NAT]

The road show is traveling across Western Virginia to rally against the Bush administration's "Healthy Forests Initiative." Krichbaum calls the program "corporate welfare," but a professional forester at the rally says most of the timber harvested from the forests goes to small, family- run logging mills. He also says logging helps promote healthy forests.
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[SOT 5:52:08:00]
[IN Q=I think some of the]

((RICHARD MEYER/FOREST RESOURCES ASSOCIATION: I THINK SOME OF THE PEOPLE HERE HAVE CREATED THEIR OWN FANTASY, NEGATIVE VIEW OF THE WORLD, WHICH DOESN'T REALLY EXIST WHEN YOU GO OUT TO THE GEORGE WASHINGTON AND JEFFERSON NATIONAL FORESTS AND FIND OUT THAT THERE IS VERY LITTLE HARVESTING GOING ON AND THERE ARE PEOPLE HAVING GREAT, VARIED RECREATIONAL EXPERIENCES OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Meyer/Forest Resources Association;]
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[OUT Q=varied recreational experiences out there.]
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[VO-NAT]

The group also plans to take its road show to Lynchburg.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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A mixed batch of economic data did little to bring buyers back to Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 82 points.
NASDAQ lost 26 and a half.
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[Floyd-Center]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A new community center and cultural business incubator has won another federal grant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd;]


Located in Floyd, the Jacksonville Center recently celebrated its grand opening, after major renovations to the former dairy barn.
The facility will provide space and support for artists, and other businesses with a cultural focus.
Today, 9th District Congressman Rick Boucher announced a 133- thousand dollar grant that will allow the center to construct a dormitory on the property, and perform additional repairs.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Boucher says the grant will allow the Jacksonville Center to become the first residential craft school located in Virginia.

[Hollins-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Starting next fall you won't have to travel to Richmond to take in an exhibit by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The VMFA has named Hollins University as a museum "partner" meaning the school will become a sort of satellite location. The state museum helped Hollins plan its new visual arts center which is currently under construction. The head of the art department says the entire project is a dream come true.
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[SOT 2:21-2:39]
[IN Q=We will provide a variety of exhibitions....]

((BILL WHITE/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY ART PROFESSOR: WE WILL PROVIDE A VARIETY OF EXHIBITIONS AS WELL AS BEING ABLE TO BRING IN SHOWS THAT ARE REALLY ABOUT HISTORICAL WORKS OF ART.))
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Hollins University Art Professor;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=about historical works of art.]
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[VO-NAT :11]

The 60-thousand square foot facility will house galleries, classrooms, studio space and a state of the art, 125-seat stadium-style theatre. It's slated to open next fall.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The complete list of game for week five of Friday Football Extra, Tech talks about UConn's running man, Matt Schaub might play for UVa
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[VO-NAT]


and Ferrum is off to one heck of a start this season.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The sold out Tech-UConn crowd will watch the nation's top running back. Connecticut's Terry Caulley has more yards than any back in the country with 601 in four games.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=03-Storrs, CT/September 13; :07]
[SUPER=01-Vegas Robinson/Virginia Tech Linebacker; :14]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=...few yards himself."]
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[S-Schaub]


[ANCHOR=STEVE]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-152 1:00:14]
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Injured UVa quarterback Matt Schaub practiced this week and could be ready to play Saturday against Wake Forest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

Al Groh says Schaub is ... quote ... ``moving along nicely.'' Groh says Marques Hagans will start if Schaub is not ready to go.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Grobe/Wake Forest Football Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=..they'll play well"]
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[S-Ferrum]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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The Ferrum Panthers will try to build on their 2 and oh start Saturday at Shenandoah University. Dave Davis and company are coming off a bye week thanks to Hurricane Isabel which wiped out the scheduled Chowan game.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Davis/Tenth Year at Ferrum; :00]
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[OUT Q=last week or not."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum; :]

Davis has found success with the quarterback combo of Jermaine Pitts and former Northside star Matt Spangler in the opening two ballgames.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Matt Spangler/Ferrum Quarterback; :03]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=that's fine with me."]
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-154 3719TC]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]

For most, the high school football season hits the halfway point tomorrow with week five. Here is a complete look at where your favorite school is playing, the home teams are on the bottom.
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[IN Q=LOGO & AUDIO FULL]
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[OUT Q=...logo comes full."]
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[S-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-155 44:45]
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Winston Cup qualifies at Talladega. Ryan Newman has seven wins but is fifth in points while Matt Kenseth leads the points with one win. Something wrong with that? Not to Newman.
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[SUPER=01-Ryan Newman/5th in Winston Cup Points; :04]
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[OUT Q=where he's at right now"]
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[Snow-Leopards]
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[WRITER=syo]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The snow leopard exhibit at Mill Mountain Zoo is once again a family affair.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT :10]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Zoo keepers introduced cubs Harry and Elsie to their father, Boris, last week. The cubs were just 12-weeks old at the time but were mature enough to handle the meeting.
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[SOT 9:46-10:01]
[IN Q=They snarled at him.]

((DAVE WOOD/CURATOR, MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: THEY SNARLED AT HIM. THE FEMALE, WHO'S THE MOST AGRESSIVE OF THE TWO, HAD BORIS IN A CORNER. BORIS RAN AWAY 'CAUSE HE KNOWS IF SHE GETS TOO UPSET MOM IS RIGHT BEHIND HER TO BACK HER UP.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Wood/Mill Mountain Zoo Curator;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=mom is right behind her to back her up.]
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[VO-NAT :18]

Curator Dave Wood says the older the cubs get, the less protective their mom, Tasha, becomes. All four cats are now on display together. Snow leopards are one of only a few species of big cats in which fathers can be introduced into the family picture without serious threat of harm to their cubs. (------------)