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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

We'll hear from the mother of a three-year old fire victim.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the Governor says his tax plan will speed improvements to I-81.

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Tonight in sports, former Radford boss Oliver Purnell and his Clemson Tigers are set to battle Virginia on the ACC hardwood,
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[VO-NAT]


and Mike Stevens checks in from Charlotte to explain the new chase for the Nascar championship.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Temperatures take another tumble tonight with single digits and teens on tap. Bundle up and stay tuned.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[5:05:31:00] ((KYANA POINDEXTER, KYONTE'S MOTHER: WE'RE DOING BEST WE CAN. IT'S HARD, YOU CAN'T DESCRIBE LOSING A CHILD.))
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[OUT Q=losing a child]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A young woman talks about losing her son in a weekend fire.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

At the same time, friends and family remember the little boy too.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


He lived a short life but touched those who knew him.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


That was the message today from friends and family...
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[VO-NAT]


as they remembered 3 year old Kyonte Harris with song and prayer this afternoon.
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The group told stories of how the boy, whom authorities are identifying as Kenitae (ke-KNEE-tay) Poindexter, would play outside and tease his sisters.
They placed flowers and toys around a tree outside his burned-out house.
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[Fatal-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC1:56:03]
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Two-days ago she lost her son and everything she owns in a fire. Kyana Poindexter is at a loss to know how to bury the child's remains.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Susan/Microwave;]

She talked to Susan Bahorich today. Susan, how is the family dealing with Kyonte's death? Shannon,
[LIVE= Susan /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Susan1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]

A short-time ago there were people here to celebrate 3-year-old Kyonte Harris' life. This afternoon I talked to Kyonte's mother who tells me the family is struggling with their grief, rumors and the police.
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[SUPER=01-Kyana Poindexter/Kyonte's Mother; :00 ]
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[SUPER=01-"C-lite" Lee/Family Friend; :55 QUICK!!!]
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[OUT Q=.. know everyday.]
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[IN Q= My baby was so sweet..]

((KYANA POINDEXTER, KYONTE'S MOTHER@ 5:06:26:23: MY BABY WAS SO SWEET. HE LAUGHED, HE PLAYED..))
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[OUT Q= he played...]

Kyana Poindexter is remembering her young son, Kyonte. Kyonte died on Sunday in a fire "here" on Tinker Drive. Now, this young mother must bury her son.
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[IN Q= I'm too young..]

((KYANA@5:05:55:02: I'M TOO YOUNG TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT A FUNERAL. I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START TO PLAN. I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO AT ALL.))
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[OUT Q= TO DO AT ALL]

The house the family once called "home" is now condemned. No one can live there. And, on top of dealing with strain of starting over, Kyana and her family say they've been harrassed by the police.
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[IN Q= This console..]

((C-LITE LEE, FAMILY FRIEND@9:53:16: THIS CONSOLE SITTING HERE- NOT ON IT'S BASE. IT'S BEEN PULLED FROM PINS- YOU CAN LIFT IT UP.))
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[OUT Q= .. lift it up.]

C-lite, as he's known, says hours after losing Kyonte, police searched his SUV, tearing up doors and paneling.
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[IN Q= All these panels..]

((C-LITE@10:34:13: ALL THESE PANELS RIGHT HERE HAD TO BE RE-DONE, ALL THESE WERE RIPPED OFF. I GOT THEM TO STAY ON AS TIGHT AS I CAN TO STAY ON THE TRUCK. THESE PANELS WERE RIPPED OFF, TWO ON THE BACK SEAT AND MY SPEAKERS WERE TAKEN LOOSE.))
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[OUT Q= taken loose.]

Now the young family wants to be left alone to grieve and hopefully move on, but Kyana says she'll never forget her little boy.
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[IN Q= He died knowing..]

((KYANA@5:06:46:03: HE DIED KNOWING HOW MUCH HIS MOMMA LOVED HIM, 'CAUSE I LET HIM KNOW EVERYDAY.))
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[OUT Q= .. him know everyday.]))
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[LIVE= Susan /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

At this point the family hasn't made funeral arrangements for Kyonte. They lost everything they had in the fire and are getting assistance from the American Red Cross
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Susan/Microwave;]

Shannon several calls to the Roanoke City Police were un-returned today. At this point- they have no comment on the investigation or the couple claims.

[Rogers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Financial tension in the family prompted city police to seize a potential murder suspect's computer last week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]

Most of the 15 things detectives took from Christopher Rogers' home were parts of his computer. Police believe they may find evidence on his hard drive related to numerous financial transactions cited in the search warrant. Rogers has not been charged with killing his mother. Police have said- -by way of court records- -that he has made "inconsistent statements." Christopher Rogers said he found Teresa Rogers' body nine days after he'd last heard from her. The two lived on the same seven-acre farm in separate homes.
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[Roads-Education]


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Schools and roads...they are two of the state's most important and costliest responsibilities.
But many say that state is shortchanging education and transportation needs.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan/State Microwave]


Meghan Muldoon has been following this story in Richmond.
She joins us now from the State Capitol.
Both parties seem to agree that funding for education and transportation is a priority
[LIVE=Meghan Full/ State Microwave]
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but there is disagreement over whether the needs are significant enough to warrant tax increases.
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[SUPER=01-Chuck Maranzano/Supervision & Curriculum Devel. Assoc.; ::16]
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[IN Q=THIS STATE HAS NOT]

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[OUT Q=LIVED UP TO ITS COMMITMENTS TO THE TEACHERS OF VIRGINIA.]


EDUCATION ADVOCATES SAY VIRGINIA'S PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM IS UNDERFUNDED BY ONE BILLION DOLLARS.
and that WARNER'S TAX REFORM PLAN IS a good first step toward correcting the shortfall.
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[IN Q=most of us applaud the governor]

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[OUT Q=underfunding of public education in virginia.]


BUT SOME SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE GIVING warner's budget plan MIXED REVIEWS
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((38:14 IF THE GOVERNOR'S PROPOSAL IS ACCEPTED THE WAY IT IS, THE FEDERAL FUNDS ARE REALLY GOING TO COUNT AGAINST US INSTEAD rather than FOR US. :24)) [RUNS:10]
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And REPUBLICANS say they HAVE INCREASED PUBLIC EDUCATION FUNDING EVERY YEAR WITHOUT SIGNIFICANt TAX INCREASES.
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((11:25:14 WE HAVE A PRETTY GOOD RECORD ON EDUCATION IF WE CONTINUE TO RAISE TAXES AND RAISE TAXES SURE WE'D HAVE MORE MONEY FOR EVERY PROGRAM THAT EVERYONE MIGHT BUT WE WOULD EVENUTALLY BANKRUPT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA. :28)) [RUNS:14]
House Republicans MAKE a similar ARGUMENT ABOUT funding THE STATE'S TRANSPORTATION NEEDS
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((27:43 IT'S AN AREA THAT DOES HAVE NEEDS I'M WILLING THAT DOESN'T MEAN THE GOVERNOR'S PLAN IS THE ONLY WAY TO DO IT. :52)) [RUNS:09]
GOVERNOR WARNER SAYS HIS TAX REFORM PLAN WOULD PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL ONE-POINT THREE BILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT SIX YEARS TO FUND PROJECTS, INCLUdING IMPROVEMENT TO iNTERSTATE 81.
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((10:11:58 WITHOUT A STABLE GENERAL FUND YOU WILL HAVE FUTURE LEGISLATORS DIP INTO THE TRANSPORTATION FUNDS WHENEVER TIMES ARE TOUGH TO COVER CURRENT OBLIGATIONS. :08 )) [RUNS:10]))
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[LIVE=Meghan Full/State microwave]
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Also, former Senator Bo Trumbo from Botetourt County was confirmed today.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan/ State Microwave]


He




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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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A popular program that showcases farm life is getting the axe.
When News 7 returns, why Virginia Tech's Farm and Family Showcase is being canceled.
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Plus local bakeries are cutting carbs... and hoping weight-conscious customers don't cut their products from the shopping list.
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[1st-Wx]
[Social-Services]
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Roanoke's Department of Social Services is settling into new surroundings.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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After spending last week moving files and equipment, employees are now at their desks on the third floor of the Civic Mall on Williamson Road.
While some minor work remains, director Jane Conlin says the new space is a big improvement.
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((IT MEANS THAT ALL OF OUR STAFF IS LOCATED IN ONE PLACE, SO CUSTOMERS HAVE TO COME, CITIZENS HAVE TO COME TO ONLY ONE PLACE TO ACCESS THOSE SERVICES, RATHER THAN GOING TO A VARIETY OF PLACES DOWNTOWN. IT'S LIGHT. IT'S BRIGHT. IT'S A PLEASANT PLACE TO BE AND THAT CAN ONLY BE GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SERVED BY OUR STAFF. SO WE ARE VERY PLEASED.))
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[OUT Q=so we are very pleased.]
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The city health department also has plans to occupy the second floor of the building, once state funding becomes available.
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[Church-Vandals]


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Investigators are trying to determine whether vandalism to a historically black church in Roanoke was a hate crime.
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Mount Moriah Baptist Church was ransacked by vandals last week, and just recently the F-B-I joined the investigation.
F-B-I officials, however, say investigating church crimes is normal. Meanwhile, the two men charged in the case were in court today. 22-year-old Zachary Bryant and 35-year-old Christopher Martin are charged with breaking and entering and felony property damage. Both are being held without bond in the Roanoke City jail.
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[Galax-Jobs]


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Good news for Galax. Governor Mark Warner announced today that Guardian Industries Corporation will expand its operations there and add a product line called laminated glass. Guardian will invest 2.5-million dollars in building improvements and equipment. The company will create 54 new jobs in the area over the next two and a half years.

[Stocks]


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Investors collected some profits todayfollowing recent gains among blue-chip stocks. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 72 points.
NASDAQ gained seven and a half.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Farm-Family]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Virginia Tech is canceling one of its largest farming events.
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This years Farm and Family Showcase will not escape the budget ax. The University used the event to showcase agriculture to the community.
For the last three years the event has attracted more than 40-thousand people and nearly 300-exhibitors. Tech officials are blaming a budget shortfall for the cancellation.
Organizers say they are going to try and raise enough money privately to revive the event in 2005.
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[Tech-Cards]


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Some football cards are raising eyebrows at Virginia Tech.
That's because the cards are being sold in the region and feature two student athletes.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa takes a look at the controversy.
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[IN Q=Bryan Randall]
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[SUPER=01-Tim Parker/Assistant Athletic Director; :21]
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(([INSERT VIDEO OF RANDALL AND VICK ON THE PLAYING FIELD @ :00 ] Bryan Randall and Marcus Vick aren't just swapping the quarterback position these days. [END VIDEO OF RANDALL AND VICK: 05] They're also being traded.... by the fans. Unauthorized trading cards like this one of Randall are now on the market. [INSERT VIDEO OF EBAY WEBSITE @:12] A quick search on the Internet and the cards pop up. People are making a buck off the images, without the permission of the athletes or Tech. [END VIDEO OF EBAY WEBSITE]
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[IN Q=You haven't asked]

((TIM PARKER:YOU HAVEN'T ASKED MARCUS VICK FOR HIS PERMISSION. HE'S A 19 YEAR OLD MAN. YOU'RE MAKING MONEY OFF OF HIM BUT YOU HAVEN'T EVEN TAKE THE TIME TO ASK HIM FOR HIS PERMISSION. AND THAT'S REALLY UNFAIR. IT'S EXPLOITATION.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=it's exploitation.]

And it's against NCAA rules. Tech says in the worst scenario it could draw suspicion or put an athlete's eligibility in question.
[INSERT GRAPHIC FROM ROOKIE REVIEW@ :42] Rookie Review Magazine is responsible for these cards. The editor told NEWS 7 quote... "We do not sell individual trading cards. We sell a magazine and one of the pages in that magazine contains a shot of Bryan Randall in the shape of a trading card. Under the First Amendment you can not tell a magazine what size its editorial content can be." [END GRAPHIC OF ROOKIE REIVEW QUOTE]
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[IN Q=The problem is]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: THE PROBLEM IS PEOPLE RIP OUT THE CARDS FROM THE MAGAZINE AND SELL THEM INDIVIDUALLY. A VENDOR WAS SELLING BRYAN RANDALL'S CARD THIS WEEKEND.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=this weekend.]


Rookie Review says a lot of magazines offer trading cards. But Tech officials say this will be the third time they've fired off a cease and desist letter to this particular company.. The University says, if it gets no response this time... it may get a group of schools together and ask the NCAA and its lawyers to step in. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg.))

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Coming up, we'll get up to speed on Nascar's new points system, plus preview tonight's ACC contest in Charlottesville,
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and get a sneak peek at Tech's soon to be renovated River Course, under the watchful eye of Pete Dye.
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[S-Media-Tour]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
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NASCAR made its POINT today on the NASCAR media tour. But Mike Stevens says not many people seemed to get it.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Helton/NASCAR President; :33]
[SUPER=01-Brian France/NASCAR Chairman and CEO; :47]
[SUPER=@Mike1; :57]
[SUPER=01-Richard Petty/Seven Time NASCAR Champion; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Ray Evernham/Evernham Motorsports Owner; 1:50]
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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1994's golf architect of the year, Pete Dye was on hand in Blacksburg today as part of the official groundbreaking ceremony for Tech's new River Course.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Dye has designed the likes of the TPC at Sawgrass, the Harbourtown Golf Links in Hilton Head, and PGA West in California.
Known for enhancing the existing landscapes, Dye will work around the New River in his renovation. The course will be closed for play until April 15th, but construction will continue through next April. When finished it will include a practice facility for Jay Hardwick and the Hokie golfers.
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[SUPER=01-Pete Dye/Renowned Golf Architect; :02]
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[S-Hoops]


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Dye will be honored tonight at the Cassell at halftime of the Hokies Big East matchup with Notre Dame that tips at 7 o'clock.
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In Charlottesville, Virginia tries to get out of the ACC cellar tonight against Clemson. The Tigers are led by Coach Oliver Purnell, and his top assistant Ron Bradley, two former head coaches at Radford University.
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[SUPER=01-Oliver Purnell/Clemson Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Clemson Assistant Coach; :19 QUICK!!]
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The Cavs and Tigers tip at 7. Purnell and Bradley will be the subject of our ACC Connection later this week.
[Bread-Carbs]
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Local bakeries want a slice of the low-carb market.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT :15 ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Heartland Bread Company in Roanoke today started offering a low-carbohydrate version of its 7-grain bread. Owner Tom Mason says it took him and his baker about a month and a half to research the low-carb phenomenon and come up with a recipe.
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[IN Q=And so he thought about it...]

((TOM MASON/HEARTLAND BREAD COMPANY: AND SO HE THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND I THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND HE SAID I THINK IF WE TAKE THE HONEY OUT OF THE 7-GRAIN WE'VE ACTUALLY GOT A BETTER, TRUE LOW-CARB PRODUCT.))
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[OUT Q=got a better, true low-carb product.]
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[SUPER=04-Last Week;]

At least three other local bakeries, including Maple Leaf, are, or will soon be, offering an Atkins-friendly product.

They say they have seen a slight change in consumer demand because of the low-carb craze. But they add that bread is a staple that will weather the diet trend.
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