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[VO-NAT]


Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... A fire in Roanoke puts a quick end to a birthday party.
[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT]

And Martinsville officials are working to generate jobs.
we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Rock-Slide]


[ANCHOR=Susan ]
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[WRITER=jen]
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A rock slide is blocking route 220 in Alleghany County.
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[TAKE MAP FS] Authorities say the rocks slid around 6 this morning and are covering both lanes of 220 and the railroad tracks just west of Iron Gate.
Officials also say one car was hit, and the driver was taken to the hospital.
Traffic is being re-routed until the rocks can be cleared.
If you are heading out that way today, you should plan on taking another route.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
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[ENG#=3]

Seven people are dead and 59 injured after the glass roof of a Russian water park collapsed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia]

It happened yesterday in Moscow. Russian media is reporting the collapse may have been caused by heavy snow which has blanketed the area in recent days. The Russian emergencies ministry would not comment on what cause the collapse, except to deny earlier reports of an explosion.
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[11Rke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-02 TC-45:41]
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Fire damaged a home - and disrupted a birthday celebration in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT - :18+]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]

The blaze broke out shortly before 8-thirty last night at this home on Ferdinand Avenue. The owner of the house says the family was downstairs celebrating a birthday when they heard the smoke alarm going off, and found flames and heavy smoke in an upstairs bedroom. No one was injured. Officials are investigating the cause.
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[11M'ville-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC-5:34]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

How much more can one area take?
That's the question on the minds of many workers - and officials - where area unemployment numbers are already in the double digits. But as Jennifer Wishon reports, strides are being made to put Southside residents back to work.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Just last month]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./January; :00]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape; :25]
[SUPER=01-Gene Teague/Martinsville Mayor; :30]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7.]

((Just last month Masterbrand Cabinets announced its plans to set up shop in Henry County - bringing more than 700 jobs to the area over the next seven years. But when Active Wear announced its plans to shut down Friday, the pattern of one step forward - two steps back repeated itself. Martinsville Mayor Gene Teague has worked in the textile industry for nearly 20 years and watched it knot up-- just like hundreds of southside residents who've dedicated their lives to textile manufacturing.
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[SOT 11:50]
[IN Q=I've experienced that]

((I'VE EXPERIENCED THAT TWICE WHERE YOU GO THROUGH A JOB LOSS AND THE BEST THING I CAN EQUATE IT TO, IT'S LIKE LOOSING A FAMILY MEMBER - LIKE A DEATH IN THE FAMILY. YOU GO THROUGH THOSE SAME EMOTIONS - YOU KNOW, WHAT COULD I HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY AND GEE I'M REALLY GOING TO MISS THIS.))
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[OUT Q=going to miss this]

Congressman Rick Boucher is working to get federal funding to help re-train laid off workers. Meanwhile, county leaders have made recruiting new businesses their top priority.
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[SOT 13:00]
[IN Q=We're working very hard]

((WE'RE WORKING VERY HARD TO DO THE THINGS WE NEED TO DO TO RECRUIT INDUSTRY HERE, TO RETRAIN THE WORKFORCE, TO REDEVELOP OUR PROPERTIES. WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THE TRANSITION AND WE'RE GOING TO SUCCEED, IT'S JUST VERY PAINFUL ALONG THE WAY.))
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[OUT Q=along the way]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Teague says strides are]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: TEAGUE SAYS STRIDES ARE BEING MADE AND A COMPLETE EVALUATION OF THE LOCAL ECONOMY IS UNDERWAY. BUT HE ALSO WARNS IT'S GOING TO TAKE TIME TO TRANSFORM A FURNITURE AND TEXTILE BASED ECONOMY INTO SOMETHING THAT SUPPORTS TECHNOLOGY BASED BUSINESSES.))
[OUT Q=technology based businesses]))





[11Radford-Payraises]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
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[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC-12:16]
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Some of Radford University's faculty will soon see a pay raise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Last week the Board of Visitors set aside about 500-thousand dollars for raises.
A recent study funded by the school showed the university had some of the lowest salaries in the state.
But, not everyone will see a raise this time around... the school was only able to fund about 20-percent of the inequity.
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[SOT:22:45:00 ]
[IN Q=We have some very]
[SUPER=01-Wil Stanton/Academic Administration Vice-President;]

((WIL STANTON:WE HAVE SOME VERY BRIGHT VERY TALENTED FACULTY AND IF WE DON'T REWARD THEM HERE THEY CAN MOVE ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY THEY WANT TO MOVE. THEY ARE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY, PART OF OUR FAMILY AND WE WANT TO KEEP THEM HERE AND WE CAN ONLY DO THAT IF WE REWARD THEM PROPERLY AND ADEQUATELY.))
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[OUT Q=adequately]
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[VO-NAT]


According to the study, the university needs more than two-million dollars to pay everyone what they should be making.
Officials are hoping the approved raises are at least a step in the right direction.
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[11Sticker-Shock]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
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[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC-1:57:31]
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[ENG#=3]


Some Roanoke County students were sticking to the beer isle at a local grocery store this weekend in an attempt to send a message to their peers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;]

Nearly 20 students took part in "Project Sticker Shock" at the Tanglewood Kroger yesterday. In an effort to cut down on underage drinking, students placed stickers on every case of beer and wine on the shelves.

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[SOT 3:08]
[IN Q=The sticker just reads]
[SUPER=01-Tyler Wilkerson/Community Schools Prevention Council;]
[SUPER=01-Laura Swatzyna/Community Schools Prevention Council; :10]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=make a direct statement]
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[VO-NAT]

Students agree underage drinking is a problem among their peers, but say it's not as wide-spread as people may think.


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[SOT 6:26]
[IN Q=I just want them to know]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Beltran/Community Schools Prevention Council;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=can do other things]
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[VO-NAT]

"Project Sticker Shock" grew from the "Mothers Against Drunk Driving campaign".
Students hope to reach other area stores that have expressed an interest in the program.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
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[WRITER=jen]
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[ENG#=V10]

The Kiwanis Club is giving you a chance to get away - without leaving Roanoke. We'll talk with them coming up -
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]


It's Dinomania as prehistoric preditors take over one Southwest Virginia town. We'll brave the wild as we visit "Your Hometown" Glasgow.
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[Health-Review]


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[WRITER=jsu]
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[ENG#=1]

In health review,
There's a way to communicate with your baby even if they can't talk.
Plus, more kids miss school because of dental problems than for any other reason.
And not everyone who calls themselves a dietitian is qualified to do so.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=These Radford University]
[SUPER=01-Anne Alexander/Registered Dietitian; :19]
[SUPER=01-Monica Dickenson/Radford University Student; :44]
[SUPER=01-Zoom Bakari/Baby Signs Consultant; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Chris Hein/Parent; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Pero/Roanoke Co. School Nurse; 1:51]
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[OUT Q=I'm Joy Sutton.]
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These Radford University students must have at least a bachelor's degree and 9-hundred hours of supervised training, and take a national exam to become registered dietitians.
But not everyone who calls themselves a dietitian or nutritionist has this much training.
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[SOT4:19]
[IN Q=They probably wouldn't say registered dietitian]

((ANNE ALEXANDER:REGISTERED DIETITIAN: THEY PROBABLY WOULDN'T SAY REGISTERED DIETITIAN THEY WOULD PROBABLY SAY A WORD THAT IS CLOSE AND WOULD BE CONFUSING. PEOPLE SAYING NOW THEY ARE NUTRITIONIST AND THEY ARE NOT MEETING THE EDUCATION OR THE PRACTICE GUIDELINES)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=or the practice guidilnes]

That's because Virginia doesn't have a licensing program for dietitians , something these Radford University students hope to change.
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[SOT8:57]
[IN Q=If we were to have licensure would be able]

((MONICA DICKENSON: IF WE WERE TO HAVE LICENSURE WE WOULD BE ABLE TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF VIRGINIANS A LOT BETTER THAN WE CURRENTLY ARE NOW))
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[OUT Q=are now]


Dickenson say it would also save patients money --because right now insurance companies will not reimburse for dietetic services unless the dietitian is licensed.
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In other health news,
If you're baby can't talk yet --you can learn how to communicate with them using baby signs.
[IN Q=Baby signs are easy methods]

((BABY SIGNS ARE EASY METHODS FOR A CHILD AND PARENT TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER THROUGH GESTURES, NATURAL GESTURES))
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[OUT Q=natural gestures]


It's an adapted form of sign language for babies. The Bakari's are Baby Signs consultants for this national program. They help family's like the Heins learn the more than 50 different signs that make up the language.
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[SOT9:24:19]
[IN Q=His frustation level is lower]

((HIS FRUSTRATION LEVEL IS LOWER, MINE IS LOWER. IT'S JUST BEEN OVERALL A BETTER RELATIONSHIP))
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[OUT Q=overall better relationship]
[TAPE#=502-11 1:43:11]

And finally in medical news, These Mason Cove first graders are getting a lesson in dental health. It's part of statewide educational campaign, Teeth on the Go, started by the Virginia Department of Education and Delta Dental.
[IN Q=Dental health is very important]

((DENTAL HEALTH IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US BECAUSE IT AFFECTS HOW WE LOOK, IT AFFECTS OUR SPEECH AND IT CAN CAUSE CHILDREN TO LOSE TIME IN SCHOOL IF THEY HAVE PROBLEM WITH THEIR DENTAL HEALTHY))
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[OUT Q=with their dental health]


In fact, American children miss 52 million hours of school each year because of dental problems.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))

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[ANCHOR=Susan]
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Any school can take advantage of the dental program.
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[TAKE DENTAL FS] Delta Dental will provide to the Teeth on the Go kit to any school in the state. For more information call 540-985-5050.
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[WIPE TO BABY SIGNS FS]
Or if you would like more information or to register for the next Baby Signs workshop February 17 in Radford call 540-731-1820.
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[11Lime-Kiln]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
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[WRITER=rle]
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[ENG#=1]


It's been putting on a show in the great outdoors for more than two decades.
But now the Theater at Lime Kiln is bringing the drama indoors as well.
Richard Lesko has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=@FILE; :55]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Anderson/Lime Kiln Executive Director; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-John Healey/Lime Kiln Artistic Director; 1:09]
[SUPER=@richard2; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=News 7, Lexington.]

(( When a new student commons was completed last year at Washington and Lee University, the school no longer needed the Troubadour Theater as a movie house. The school then approached the Theater at Lime Kiln about moving its offices and taking the stage at the 19th century theater.
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[SOT 0 9:12:14]
[IN Q=We have two plays...]

((JENNIFER ANDERSON/LIME KILN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE HAVE TWO PLAYS THIS SEASON, 5 CONCERTS, TWO CHILDRENS PROGRAMS, WE NEED TO GET OUR FEET WET AND SEE HOW IT GOES FROM THERE.))
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[OUT Q=how it goes from there.]

Since October crews have been working to make the Troubadour ready for opening night of Lime Kiln's first ever WINTER season. Renovations are still a work in progress, but the curtain rose on Friday, when the one-woman play titled "Stretch Marks" kicked off a new era for the company.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND]
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[OUT Q=NAT SOUND]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[IN Q=Out at the Kiln...]

((JENNIFER ANDERSON/LIME KILN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; OUT AT THE KILN, THE SPACE IS SO BIG, SO TO DO A ONE OR TWO PERSON SHOW IT'S REALLY HARD TO OUT-ACT ALL OF THE NATURAL SCENERY THAT YOU HAVE BEHIND YOU, SO THIS IS GOING TO GIVE US A CHANCE TO DO A MUCH WIDER VARIETY OF SELECTIONS.))
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[OUT Q=wider variety of selections.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[SOT - 9:17:41]
[IN Q=It will also allow...]

((JOHN HEALEY/LIME KILN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR; IT WILL ALSO ALLOW ME TO START EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, IT GIVES US A PRESENCE RIGHT DOWNTOWN SO THAT WE CAN START EXPANDING OUR PROGRAMS, BOTH FROM AN EDUCATIONAL POINT OF VIEW BUT ALSO AN ARTS POINT OF VIEW.))
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[OUT Q=an arts point of view.]

Built in the mid 19th century the building has been used as meeting hall, a shoe factory, and even a roller rink. But now, once again the focus is on art.
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[SOT - 9:22:14]
[IN Q=I think it's great...]

((JOHN HEALEY/LIME KILN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR; I THINK IT'S GREAT FROM A ORGANIZATIONAL POINT OF VIEW, I THINK IT'S GREAT FROM THE LEXINGTON DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AND LEXINGTON DOWNTOWN TO BRING ARTS YEAR ROUND, I THINK IT MAKES LEXINGTON THAT MUCH BETTER AS A CITY.))
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[OUT Q=much better as a city.]

The Winter season at the Troubadour runs selected Thursdays through Sundays until the end of April, when Theater at Lime Kiln's OUTdoor season kicks off once again. Richard Lesko, News 7, Lexington.))


[11Sundance]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=syo]
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Publicity for a local filmmaker at two major film festivals could lead to some major projects in his future.
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[VO-NAT]

It took Jake Mahaffy four years to film "WAR" on a hand-cranked camera. The 84-minute long black and white film focuses on the struggles associated with the demise of America's small farms.


[SUPER=03-Park City, Utah/Last Month;]

Over the past month, the film has been shown at the Sundance film festival in Utah, and at the Rotterdam Film Festival in the Netherlands. Mahaffy says his showings were full, at least when the movie started.
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[SOT 22:10:10 - 22: 10:27]
[IN Q=Some people left, walked out.]
[SUPER=01-Jake Mahaffy/Filmmaker;]

((JAKE MAHAFFY/FILMMAKER: SOME PEOPLE LEFT, WALKED OUT, THAT'S FINE. I HAD DIFFERENT REACTIONS. SOME PEOPLE'D LAUGH AT ME. SOME PEOPLE WOULD IGNORE ME. SOME PEOPLE WERE VERY EMOTIONAL, WEEPING, SO, THE WHOLE RANGE OF RESPONSES. ))
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[OUT Q=the whole range of responses.]
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Mahaffy says three producers expressed interest in working with him on future projects. WAR has also been invited to several more festivals. Mahaffy says he still needs to tweak the movie before he can consider it completed.
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[11Valentine-Wedding]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-50 TC-1:56:31]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


Elvis, the Reverend Bone-zini and dozens of couples saying "I Do" Vegas Style.
That was the scene at Valley View Mall this weekend.
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[SOT 15:00:56]
[IN Q=And I dream about]

((AND I DREAM ABOUT ME AND YOU.))
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[OUT Q=me and you]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Elvis got the crowd in the mood before the mass wedding began.
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[SOT 15:04:19]
[IN Q=Now, by the power]

((NOW, BY THE POWER INVESTED IN ME BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. I NOW PRESENT ALL OF YOU MAN AND WIFE.... APPLAUSE))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=man and wife... Applause]
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[VO-NAT]

The Reverend Bonezini (Bone-Zee-nee) of WJJS Radio conducted the ceremony - which IS legal and binding. Couples simply had to provide a marriage license issued by the Commonwealth.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
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[WRITER=jen]
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[ENG#=V10]

Coming up -
Patients are seeing a new business in Downtown Roanoke - and it could help keep the future looking bright.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]

NASCAR kicks off its season later today - but there's already movement on the field. That story's coming up in sports



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[11Vision-Center]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
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[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=04-04 TC-23:32]
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[ENG#=1]


Things are looking up for downtown Roanoke.
Another business is opening in the Market, and Downtown Roanoke Incorporated says this just goes to show how bright the future of the area is.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Barksdale Vision Center made its debut with the owner and friends toasting the Valentine's Day opening. Doctor Jill Barksdale says business has gotten off to a running start. Barksdale also announced the company will be sponsoring Movies in the Park, which features free outdoor movies at Elmw(------------) ood Park this May through September.