[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

One of the co-defendants and her daughter tell us how they decided whether to accept a plea agreement in the Knox case
.
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[VO-NAT]


And more of the same hazardous waste unearthed at the site of Roanoke's new stadium.
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[Sports-head]


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


In sports, the Hokies met the media today to talk Mountaineers, are they looking forward to Morgantown? the Express gets defensive,
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[VO-NAT]


and Jeff Gordon has just two wins but says the team is working hard.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


Take today's weather add a few more clouds and that's the recipe for tomorrow. I'll have your forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT 9:04]
[IN Q=She has had]

((SHE HAS HAD A HARD TIME AND HAS NOT WANTED TO LOSE HER MOM.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=lose her mom.]
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[VO-NAT]

Knox Co-defendant Beverly Boone talks about the affect of the criminal prosecution on her teenage daughter... on the last day of testimony in the OxyContin case.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shan's off tonight.

[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC12:44]
[GRAPHIC=Cecil Knox]

All the evidence is in. Jurors heard from Cecil Knox again today, though not from the Doctor's office manager. Bev Boone's lawyer rested his case without putting her on the witness stand.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=01-Brittany Boone/Defendant's Daughter]
[SUPER=01-Beverly Boone/Dr. Knox's Office Manager]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=by a former employee]

(( The Boone family's gone to court everyday. Jim Boone took an extended leave of absence from work. Brittany has missed school at Hidden Valley High School to be there as often as she can. Brittany agreed to an interview- -with her parents' blessing, though BEVERLY Boone made it clear she would not be able to talk about the case. Brittany told us federal authorities offered her mother a deal. If she'd plead guilty to a felony and testify against the rest of the defendants, all the remaining charges would be dismissed. [6:45] ((I TOLD HER I'D RATHER HER DO THE RIGHT THING AND GO TO JAIL AND I'D BE PROUD OF HER THAT WAY THAN JUST LIE TO GET OUT OF IT AND NOT STAND UP FOR WHAT SHE BELIEVES IN WHAT SHE DID.)) [RUNS:15] Brittany Boone says she's prepared for the worst when the jury returns a verdict later this week, but still hoping the jury will believe her Mom is innocent. [8:12] ((THAT'S WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE, SO I JUST CONFIRMED IT WITH HER. AND IT WAS A TOUGH DECISION FOR HER.)) [RUNS:06] Dr. Knox testified today that Boone had "almost no contact" with patients, and that she wrote prescriptions only "at his directive." The defense showed the jury a series of photographs taken inside the office at the time federal agents raided the place in the Summer of 2001, apparently designed to counter the sloppy image depicted in photos taken by a former employee.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

The government countered with a document that shows Boone actively tried to make the practice more profitable. Closing arguments in the case are set to begin tomorrow.

[Barrels]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC1:21:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some of the containers found at Roanoke's new Stadium/Amphitheatre site have hazardous chemicals inside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 26;]

Crews have dug up containers several times since late August, including one barrel and four pails unearthed earlier this month. Tests on those containers revealed chloroform, trichloro-ethene, and lead in amounts exceeding federal regulatory thresholds. That means they have to be handled as hazardous waste. City officials say the chemicals are the same ones already identified on the site going back to the 19-70's, and no new containers have been found since.
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[Mayfield]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC1:02:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke school officials say they followed proper procedure in the investigation of an assault charge against a teacher who committed suicide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday;]


Divers recovered the body of 55-year-old Ronald L. Mayfield below the Niagra Dam last week.
Authorities started searching for him after a witness saw a man leap from the railing of the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge.
They also found a wallet and a suicide note at the scene.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


Mayfield had been suspended with pay after a middle school student accused him of assault.
After investigating the claim, police say they did not plan to charge Mayfield.
But Mayfield did not know he'd been cleared, before he took his life.
In a letter to school board members today, superintendent Wayne Harris said the administration followed normal procedures
Harris said the school system notified Child Protective Services, but not police, about the assault charge because there was no evidence of a crime.

[Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:33:58]
[GRAPHIC=Bus Accident]


Charges may be filed against a tractor trailer driver after he rear-ended a school bus on Route 122 near Moneta this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Bus number 60 was on its way to Staunton River Middle and High School and had NO students on it when it was hit near the intersection with Stony Fork Road.
The impact produced minor damage to both vehicles.
The bus driver, 41-year-old Angelika Donahue, was taken to the hospital for treatment of what were believed to be minor injuries.
State police say charges are pending against the truck driver, 32-year-old Jeffrey Cook of Glade Hill.
Traffic along Route 122 was slowed for more than an hour, while authorities investigated the crash.
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[Tire-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC42:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A controversial tire burning power plant proposed for Henry County has gotten the green light.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./July]


The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit to Tire Energy Corporation.
The company plans to build the plant in the Martinsville Industrial Park and have it up and running by early next year.
Some nearby residents oppose the project, concerned over the environmental impact.
That prompted D-E-Q to limit the emission of five additional pollutants.
Tire Energy Corporation has also agreed to reduce the number of tires it can burn annually.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


The General Assembly prepares for a fight over tax reform, but may not be a fight between DEMOCRATS and Republicans.
Find out why next.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus some World War Two bombers touch down in the New River Valley.
Taking off in one will cost you though.
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[Dudley-Newbill]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC1:54:03]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


Two men from Rocky Mount are vying for the 9th District House of Delegates seat.
Neither one's a political newcomer.
The race pits a 10-year veteran of the House of Delegates against the 2-year Mayor of Rocky Mount.
Marya Jones has a look at both candidates.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With just 15]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Newbill/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :12]
[SUPER=@Dudley; :47]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=new type of work.]

(( With just 15 days to go until the election, Mark Newbill is busy balancing a rigorous campaign schedule, a job as Rocky Mount's mayor and day-to-day work on his Ferrum dairy farm.
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[SOT 16:44:58]

((MARK NEWBILL: ANY TIME YOU'RE GOING UP AGAINST AN INCUMBENT. JUST BEING A DAIRY FARMER IS AN UNDERDOG.)) [RUNS:06]
Newbill says his two years in town office have focused on strengthening the economy and the workforce.
He points to 430 new jobs in the area as proof.
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[SOT 16:38:44]

(( WE NEED MORE COMMON SENSE IN RICHMOND AND WE NEED MORE JOBS HERE IN THE 9TH DISTRICT. AND I THINK MY BACKGROUND AS A LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIAL GIVES ME THAT EXPERIENCE. )) [RUNS:07]
It will be an uphill battle against Republican incumbent Allen Dudley, a banker with 10 years of experience and ties to House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith.
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[SOT 16:39:00]

(( I HAVE THE EXPERIENCE, I HAVE THE SENIORITY, I HAVE THE COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS, I HAVE THE WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH NOT ONLY OTHER DELEGATES BUT THE STATE SENATE. )) [RUNS:09]
Dudley says he's proud of helping save Rocky Mount's DMV office from budget cuts ... and playing a role in balancing the state's budget.
He's also working to turn Southwest Virginia's economy around -- through education and technology.
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[SOT 16:34:45]

(( I THINK WE HAVE TO FACE THE FACT THE ECONOMY HAS CHANGED. THE AGRICULTURAL BASE, INDUSTRIAL BASE, ALL OF THAT'S CHANGING. AND WE'VE GOT TO BE PREPARED FOR THE NEW CENTURY AND A NEW TYPE OF WORK. )) [RUNS:14]))
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[***CAMPAIGN 2003 IN MONITOR***]
[LIVE=Marya FULL/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


Both candidates say low turnout in the November 4th election could hurt them.
Last November, 48 percent of Franklin County voters cast their ballots.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Marya/Newsroom]


But with fewer high-profile offices at stake this year, Keith, turnout expectations are somewhat lower.

[VML]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-38 TC56:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


No matter who wins the legislative elections next month, a battle is brewing in Richmond over tax reform.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Local officials from across the state are meeting in Roanoke for the annual conference of the Virginia Municipal League.
Today, they heard from political analyst Robert Holsworth, who says tax restructuring, and the prospect for new state revenues will be fought out within the Republican party.
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[SOT 30:08]
[IN Q=Largely I think]

((ROBERT HOLSWORTH/VCU CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY; LARGELY I THINK THAT SENATOR CHICHESTER WILL CERTAINLY BE LEADING ONE POSITION THERE IN THE SENATE. AND AT THE MOMENT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE WHO THINK THAT WHILE WE MAY NEED SOME FORM OF TAX RESTRUCTURING WHILE WE MAY NEED REINVESTMENT, TAX RESTRUCTURING SHOULD BE REVENUE NEUTRAL, AND REINVESTMENT SHOULD COME FROM RE-ORDERING EXISTING PRIORITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Holsworth/VCU Center for Public Policy;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=re-ordering existing priorities.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Holsworth says he isn't prepared to handicap the fight, but says he believes it will be "fun to watch" as lawmakers return to Richmond in January.

[Bedford-Fight]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC1:48:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Five people have been charged for their alleged roles in a melee outside a Bedford restaurant over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Bedford city police say they got a call just after midnight Saturday that 75 to 100 people were involved in a fight outside the Hunan Restaurant on Bridge Street.
Two officers were hurt as they tried to get control of the situation.. another person was cut on the head after being hit with a bottle.
The restaurant suffered about 15-hundred dollars worth of damage during the fight.
No word on what caused it.
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[Stocks]


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


Stocks drifted for most of the day before netting a win. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/56.15/9777.94/x/12.78/1925.14;]


The DOW rose 56 points.
NASDAQ gained 13.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=273-i/0.09/6.76/h/0.60/38.35/i/0.26/17.95/i/0.21/19.09/i/0.17/6.90;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.06/9.51/h/0.50/63.58/h/0.59/32.71/h/0.06/45.06/h/0.16/59.00;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Hope-Center]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC34:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Several non-profit organizations in the New River Valley are teaming up to provide a variety of services all under one roof.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]

At least a half-dozen agencies will be housed inside the new HOPE Center in Wytheville. HOPE, an already established organization, stands for Helping Overcome Poverty's Existence. The new center will provide a range of services, from disability to low-income housing.
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[SOT 517]
[IN Q=there's also]

((RICK BOUCHER/9TH DISTRICT: THERE'S ALSO A SORT OF SYNERGY THAT COMES FROM THE COLLABORATIVE EFFECT OF HAVING LIKE-MINDED AGENCIES UNDER ONE ROOF. SO THESE AGENCIES ARE GOING TO BENEFIT ENORMOUSLY AS WELL.))
[SUPER=@Boucher;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=benefit enourmously as well.]
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[VO-NAT]

Congressman Boucher helped raised federal funding for the project. The HOPE center will serve residents in Wythe county, as well as Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth and the city of Galax.
It's scheduled to open next month.
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[Sports tease]


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


A former Blacksburg basketball star makes his college choice, Jeff Gordon talks about his challenging season
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[VO-NAT]


and the Hokies head to the cozy confines of Mountaineer Field Wednesday, an environment that might take the word hostile to another level.
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[S-Tech2003]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-160 10943TC]
[GRAPHIC=tech 3003]


In this week's edition of the Tech 2003 Report - we're talking about one hot ticket that's not so hot, and a group of fans who may be off the chart. Here's Mike Stevens with more on what lies ahead in Morgantown.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=@mike1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/10 and 6 Against West Virginia; :17]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV; :27]
[SUPER=01-Lance Frazier/West Virginia Cornerback; :55]
[SUPER=01-Jake Grove/Va. Tech Senior Center; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Nathaniel Adibi/Va. Tech Senior Defensive End; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=....TECH 2003 REPORT."]
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((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((West Virginia's director of public safety has warned fans to be on their best behavior at Mountaineer Field. After last year's win over Tech, and after losing to Miami earlier this season students hit the streets burning couches and destroying public property. And there is already evidence to believe the warning is falling on deaf ears.)) ((LANCE FRAZIER:)) ((JAKE GROVE:)) ((NATHANIEL ADIBI:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-163 3:29]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


Two of the three Florida State football players selected ACC players of the week are linebackers who helped lead the Noles to a 19-14 win over Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Florida State's defense overshadowed UVa's which gave up 19 points compared to last seasons 40 against the Noles.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Chris Rix/189 Yards Passing Vs. UVa; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Canty/UVa Defensive End; :18]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=.....than us"]
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[S-Giddings]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-154 51:25]
[GRAPHIC=high school hoops]


Former Blacksburg basketball standout Jaron Giddings verbally committed to Richmond this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The 6 foot 9 senior is playing his final high school season at R.J. Reynolds in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Giddings averaged 16 points and 8 points for the Bruins last season.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-159 1:15:08]
[GRAPHIC=Express]

The Express signed defenseman Steve Burgess today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The Express skated against Long beach with four defensemen. Roanoke has given up 11 goals in its first two games.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....most of the time"]
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[S-Jeff]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-157 58:31]
[GRAPHIC=Martinsville]

Martinsville Subway 500 winner Jeff Gordon heads into the final four races of the season with only two wins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


Gordon has not had fewer than three wins since the 1994 season. He is sixth in points, 346 out of the lead, but remains positive.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Subway 500 Winner; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...getbeck there eventually"]
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[Historic-Planes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC1:04:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


World-War-Two bombers have landed in Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The vintage B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-24 Liberator are now being displayed at the Virginia Tech Airport in honor of World War Two veterans. Both aircraft have been restored to their war-time condition. Each of them has a story of its own to tell.
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[SOT 15]
[IN Q=the b-24]

((JIM HARLEY/WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR: THE B-24 SAW SERVICE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC WITH THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AND WAS ABANDONED IN INDIA AND A COLLECTOR IN ENGLAND HAD PURCHASED IT FROM THE INDIAN AIR FORCE TO RESTORE IT, NEVER DID... WE GOT A HOLD OF IT AND BROUGHT IT UP TO WORTHY CONDITION AND IT'S BEEN ON THE ROAD FOR 14-YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Harley/"Wings of Freedom Tour"]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=for 14-years]
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[VO-NAT]

This B-17 plane wasn't actually completed until 1945, so it never saw combat. But, it was used as a nuclear test aircraft in the Yucca flats.
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[SOT 47]
[IN Q=it saw]

((IT SAW THREE BLASTS AND WAS EVENTUALLY COOLED OFF AND SOLD SURPLUS TO A BORAY BOMBING COMPANY WHICH FOUGHT FOREST FIRES WITH IT.))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=fires with it]
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[VO-NAT]

The planes will be on display through tomorrow. To go up in one, however, will cost you 400-dollars. (------------)