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Rather than just beef about more than 100 unprofitible stores, Winn Dixie says it will sell or close them.
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And learn how to spin a yarn to music at a new festival of note.[Sports-Head]


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Tonight in sports, we'll hit the diamond with both the Hokies and the Avs, Phillip McCandies is leaving Blacksburg, and
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this Blue Demon will take his talents to Catawba next season.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Make your outdoor weekend plans and then plan to cover up every now and then as showers are in the forecast. [Video-Open]
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[SOT 17:54:57 - 17:55:03]
[IN Q=Winn Dixie's been awful good...]

((winn dixie's been awful good to us. i'm gonna miss 'em out here.))
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[OUT Q=I'm gonna miss 'em out here.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Close to one thousand grocery store jobs may be checking out of the region.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Winn Dixie says local stores simply aren't profitable.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.

[Winn-Dixie]


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The company says it wants to "exit" more than 100-stores over the next 12-months.
[ANCHOR=Shan 2-shot]

While it's not specifying exactly which stores will be affected,
[ANCHOR=Shan]
[GRAPHIC=Winn Dixie - Closing]

the company does confirm that certain areas will lose all their Winn-Dixie grocers. The Roanoke-Lynchburg markets are on that list.
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[IN Q=Winn-Dixie's been here about as long as I remember!]
[SUPER=01-Donna Tollie/Customer;:00 (QUICK!!!)]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :12]
[SUPER=01-Forest Bowe/Customer; :21]
[SUPER=01-Harry Pilling/Customer; :27]
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[OUT Q=I'll hate to see 'em go.]



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[IN Q=Winn Dixie's been here ...]

((DONNA TOLLIE/CUSTOMER: WINN DIXIE'S BEEN HERE ABOUT AS LONG AS I REMEMBER!))
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[OUT Q=about as long as I remember.;]

Donna Tollie's entire life-time, in fact. The company was established nearly 80-years ago and, while the slogan urges you to think of its employees as "the Beef People", to many the name is synonymous with quality shopping, in general.
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[IN Q=I just like their...]

((FOREST BOWE/CUSTOMER: I JUST LIKE THEIR LINE OF MERCHANDISE THROUGHOUT THE STORE, FOR ONE THING.))
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[OUT Q=for one thing.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[IN Q=I like Winn-Dixie...]

((HARRY PILLING/BUS DRIVER, CUSTOMER: I LIKE WINN DIXIE. IT'S REALLY CONVENIENT FOR US BUS DRIVERS OUT HERE AND THEY'VE GOT GOOD STUFF.))
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[OUT Q=they've got good stuff.]

But they're apparently not pulling in good numbers. In its quarterly report Friday, Winn-Dixie labeled 111 stores as unprofitable. The list includes all stores in the Roanoke-Lynchburg market....
Some of which have seen recent competition.
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[IN Q=They eliminated so much space...]

((FOREST BOWE/CUSTOMER: THEY ELIMINATED SO MUCH SPACE ABOUT A YEAR AGO WHEN WALMART OPENED.))
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[OUT Q=when Walmart opened.]

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[IN Q=And so, that was a ...]

((BOWE: AND SO THAT WAS A SIGNAL TO ME THAT THEY WAS IN TROUBLE.))
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[OUT Q=that they was in trouble.]

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[IN Q=I shop here part time...]

((HARRY PILLING/BUS DRIVER, CUSTOMER: I SHOP HERE PART TIME. I SHOP AT KROGER, TOO. I MEAN, I'M GONNA MISS WINN DIXIE.))
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[OUT Q=I'm gonna miss Winn-Dixie.]

The company says it will cut about 10-percent of its workforce. A move that will disappoint employees and customers, alike.
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[IN Q=Yeah, I'm gonna...]

((BOWE: YEAH, I'LL HATE TO SEE 'EM GO.))
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[OUT Q=see 'em go.]))
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Winn-Dixie operates 10 stores in our region, in an area stretching from Roanoke to Martinsville to Danville to Bedford. All will be sold or closed. A Winn-Dixie spokeswoman says it's unclear exactly how many jobs will be affected but it's safe to assume the decision will affect about 9-hundred local jobs.

[Carroll-Growth]


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A new water line may lead the way to more jobs in Carroll County.
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[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;]

Thanks to a new 2-and-a half million dollar federal loan, the county will extend a water line to homes and businesses along Routes 620, 58 and Airport Road. More than 180 households will get water service in the summer of 2005. Officials say the new line may help turn these 400 acres into a new Industrial Park.
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[IN Q=It means business]
[SUPER=01-Donald Branscome/Carroll County Developer;]
[SUPER=01-Congressman Rick Boucher/(D) 9th District;]

((DONALD BRANSCOME: IT MEANS BUSINESS TO US AS DEVELOPERS. IT MEANS A LOT OF LAND OWNERS WILL GET GOOD WATER TO THE THEIR HOMES. RICK BOUCHER: WATER SERVICE CAN BE EXPANDED INTO A SITE ON WHICH AN INDUSTRIAL PARK CAN BE CONSTRUCTED AND THAT IN TURN WILL INABLE US TO ATTRACT NEW INDUSTRY. ))
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[OUT Q=new industry.]
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Money is also soaring into the Twin County Airport. A 1-point-2 million dollar federal grant will be used to widen and re-surface the airport's runway.
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[Webb-Mfg]


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News of layoffs at a major Twin County employer is hitting the region hard.
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[SUPER=03-Galax;]

This week Webb Furniture announced it was letting go of a quarter of its work force. The Galax company is laying off 151 employees. Officials say the job losses will be felt across Grayson and Carroll counties and the city of Galax.
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[IN Q=It's going to ]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Nichols/Carroll Co. Supervisor;]

((SHARON NICHOLS: IT'S GOING TO BE TRAUMATIC. THERE'S GONNA BE A LOT OF PEOLE THAT THIS IS THERE SO INCOME AND IT'S GOING TO BE DEVASTATING FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. ))
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[OUT Q=For a lot of people. (DOUBLE OUT)]
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County officials are encouraging all the laid of worker to go to the Rooftop of Virginia Community Action office in Galax for assistance.
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[Pulley]


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After more than a year in a North Carolina jail, a former Pittsylvania County minister has been granted his request for bail.
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[SUPER=03-Yanceyville, NC/February 2003;]


Rick Pulley was arrested last year for the 1999 murder of his wife, Patty Jo.
Her remains were found under a Caswell County bridge more than three years after she went missing.
Pulley's bail is set at 400-thousand dollars.
His trial is scheduled for August 24.
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[Charges-Dismissed]


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Danville Police report all charges have been dropped against one of their officers.
In December, Sergeant Jerry Pace was charged with domestic assault after a dispute with his girlfriend.
The charges were dismissed yesterday in Pittsylvania County Domestic Relations Court.
Danville Police also finished their own investigation into the matter.
Pace will continue to work with the Danville Police.

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Lynchburg residents walked side- by- side today to eliminate racism.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]

The march was sponsored by the Y-W-C-A, an organization well known for it's dedication to helping women, but also one founded on the goal of eliminating racism. About 100 people took part in the annual event, which also helped kick off a new program.
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[IN Q=We have a new]

((SUSAN HARRISON: WE HAVE A NEW RACIAL JUSTICE PROGRAM. WE'RE BUILDING ON THIS FOUNDATION EVENT, OUR SIDE BY SIDE WALK, AND WE'LL BE HOLDING COMMUNITY EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR ADDRESSING ISSUES OF RACISM AND EXCLUSIONS IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Harrison/YWCA Central Virginia Executive Director;]
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[OUT Q=in our community]
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After the march speakers included Phyllistine Mosley. The Campbell County resident was forced to move to North Carolina and then Ohio to finish high school. That was after her Prince Edward County school closed for lack of *equal* educational resources.
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A mayoral candidate is not invited to a debate, but shows up anyway. But was his voice heard? That story still ahead on the newscast.
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and the Appalachians are calling tellers of tall tales, and diverse musicians from around the country.
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[1st-Wx]
[WFIR-Debate]

(MINI OPEN)



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Plans were quickly adjusted this morning at W-F-I-R radio to include George Sgouros (SCORE-us) in a debate of candidates for Roanoke mayor.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Originally Sgouros (SCORE-us) had not been invited to participate in the debate, after the station reviewed his campaign finances.
According to W-F-I-R Program Director Kevin Larue, the station did not change its opinion, but decided to include Sgouros just minutes before the broadcast, concerned that it would otherwise be a distraction during the debate.
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Radford's longtime chief prosecutor officially moved to the other side of the bench today.
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[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Randal Duncan was sworn in this afternoon as General District Court Judge for the 27th Judicial Circuit. Duncan served as Radford's Commonwealth's attorney before being named to the position. Hundreds were on hand today for his swearing in ceremony. Chris Rehak has been named the city's Commonwealth's Attorney until a special election can be held this November.
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[Alliance-Funds]


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Wal- Mart claims to save you money, but today the store spent a lot on local charities.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]

The Lynchburg store gave five organizations checks for one- thousand dollars each. The goal is to help organizations that have been cut from the city's budget this year.
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[IN Q=To us, a thousand dollars]

((JOAN FOSTER/ALLIANCE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER: TO US, A THOUSAND DOLLARS IS LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS AND WE ARE VERY APPRECIATIVE FOR WAL-MART STEPPING UP AND FILLING IN THE GAPS THAT SOME FUNDING CUTS HAVE INFLICTED UPON NON- PROFITS IN THE LAST YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Joan Foster/Alliance Chief Operating Officer;]
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[OUT Q=the last year]
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Outside of her job at the Alliance for Families and Chidren, Foster serves on Lynchburg City Council. She says in this time of city budget woes it's important for businesses like Wal-Mart to step in. Wal- Mart manager Jade White let his employees choose the grant recipients. Other organizations that received money include the Legal Aid Society and Christmas in April.
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The rich musical heritage of our region provides the fuel for many popular music festivals.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]


But one of the first of the season here in western Virginia also focuses on another tradition, storytelling.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith&Shannon / Joe @ BAM;]


Joe Dashiell is here with a preview of Sounds of the Mountains, a music and story festival that gets underway tonight in Botetourt County.
[LIVE=JOE /FULL IN BAM]
[SUPER=@Joe1; ]


Keith and Shannon, two years ago Sounds of the Mountains attracted a modest crowd to Camp Bethel, in its second year the audience doubled.
This weekend organizers are spreading the word about a festival with room to grow, and a story to tell.
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[IN Q=500 elementary school student s]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Baba Jamal Koram/Master Storyteller; :45]
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[OUT Q=it's a wonderful, wonderful festival.]


((500 elementary school students went on a Snipe Hunt with Alan Hoal... [NAT SOUND]
[in q=He sat up]

((HE SAT UP ON HIS BED PUT HIS FEET UP ON THE FLOOR AND SAID I KNOW WHAT THAT NOISE IS. I SAID WHAT. HE SAID THAT NOISE IS A RING-TAILED SNIPE.))
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They sang along with Joseph Helfrich as he served up the Fast Food Song. [NAT SOUND]
[IN Q=]

((MCDONALDS, MCDONALDS KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN AND A PIZZA HUT.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=fried chickena and a pizza hut.]


and they listened intently to master storyteller Baba Jamal Koram. [NAT SOUND]
[IN Q=and the turtle said]

((AND THE TURTLE SAID, WHY DO YOU WANT TO DO THAT MAN. THIS DON'T BELONG TO YOU.. WHY DO YOU WANT TO TAKE MY THINGS. ))
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[OUT Q=why do you want to take my things.]


And that was just the opening act for a family oriented festival that continues through Saturday night.
[SOT]
[IN Q=You see every now]

((YOU SEE EVERY NOW AND THEN WE HAVE TO SLOW DOWN. EVERY NOW AND THEN WE HAVE TO TAKE TIME OUT AND THIS IS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO SLOW DOWN, TO TAKE TIME OUT AND BE ENTERTAINED AT THE SAME TIME. IT'S A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL FESTIVAL.))


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[OUT Q=wonderful, wonderful festival.]))



[LIVE=JoeD /FULL]


Camp Bethel is located in Botetourt... a few miles from route 11 and exit 156 on Interstate 81. The camp is operated by the Church of the Brethren and organizers hope the festival will introduce the facility to many first- time visitors.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith&Shannon / Joe @ BAM;]


Keith and Shannon, there's a public concert tonight at 7... and a full slate of performances scheduled tomorrow.


[Sports tease]


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Coming up, a Christiansburg Blue Demon decides where he'll hoop it up next season, the Hammerin' Hokies hope to get back in the Big East baseball race this weekend, and
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the Avalanche gets ready to play three against the best team in the Carolina League.
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[S-Diggs]


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Division Two Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina has picked up Christiansburg Blue Demon hoopster Jason Diggs.
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Diggs, a 5-11, 175 pound point guard averaged 22 points a game the past two seasons for Tony Dunford's team. He also dished out 6 dimes per game this year.
Diggs was an all district performer and made 2nd team all region this past season, while carrying a 3.2 grde point average.
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[S-Phil]


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Virginia Tech Head Coach Seth Greenberg is losing forward Phiilip McCandies who has been given his release and plans to transfer.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :00]


McCandies appeared in 28 games last season for the Hokies, starting 13. He averaged 5 points and 2 rebounds per contest. The 6-9, 215 pounder from Winston-Salem plans to transfer to Winthrop of the Big South where he'll play for Cave Spring alum Greg Marshall. He'll have two years of eligibility after sitting out a season.
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[S-Tech]


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Chuck Hartman and the Hammerin' Hokies find themselves in the middle of a crowded pack in the Big East standings with first place Rutgers in town this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Hartman has gotten quite the early contribution from freshman Sean O'Brien. The lefty is batting .409 with 42 RBI's and 6 homers. O'Brien has been one of the steadiest performers on a team loaded with youth.
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[SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/Hokies Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sean O'Brien/Hokies First Baseman/Outfielder; :17]
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[OUT Q=within my ability."]
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Tech and Rutgers play two tomorrow at 4, followed by a single game on Sunday.

[S-Avs]


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The Salem Avalanche is in second place in the Carolina League's Southern Division with an 11 and 8 record. Only one team is better, the Kinston Indians. The two begin a three game series tonight and Steve Mason has a preview.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Rodaway/3-0, 2.25 ERA for Salem; :19]
[SUPER=01-Mark Saccomanno/.311 Batting Average for Salem; :28(QUICK!!!!!!)]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :32]
[SUPER=01-Chris Sampson/Avalanche Pitcher; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=....news 7 sports"]

((STEVE MASON:THE INDIANS ENTER THE SERIES WITH A 14 AND 4 RECORD WITH THREE MORE WINS AND FOUR LESS LOSSES THAN ANY OTHER TEAM IN THE CAROLINA LEAGUE. THIS IS THE FIRST MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO CLASS A TEAMS THIS SEASON AND THE AVS ARE NOT INTIMIDATED BY KINSTON'S HOT START TO THE 2004 CAMPAIGN)) ((:)) ((:)) ((Saccomano joins Wade Robinson and Mark Seuss with 300 plus batting averages. No other team in the league has as many hitters from the same club in the top 13 in hitting. ((:))
The Avs top three pitchers are 8 and 1 combined and a serious clubhouse competition amongst the staff has been key. ((:))
Salem is home through May sixth in what will be a seven game homestand. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

[SOL-Rally]


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According to one local elementary school, pep rallys aren't just for sports anymore.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Cheerleaders chanted and the crowd cheered during an SOL pep rally today at Fallon Park Elementary.
Third, fourth, and fifth graders gathered in the gymnasium to get prepped for the standard of learning tests.
Representatives from each class participated in a 'quiz show' in which they were asked SOL review questions.
Students seemed to enjoy the activity, and say they do a lot to get ready for the tests.
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[SOT 05:51]
[IN Q=We talk about]

((DEVIN BOYSAW/FOURTH GRADER: WE TALK ABOUT QUESTIONS THAT WE DON'T KNOW.)) ((VICKY KESSLER/FOURTH GRADER: READING, AFTER WE HAVE TO GET ALL THE ANSWERS RIGHT TO GET SOMETHING, AND THEN WE ARE DOING MATH.))
[SUPER=01-Devin Boysaw/Fourth Grader; :00]
[SUPER=01-Vicky Kessler/Fourth Grader; :04]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=are doing math.]
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(------------) Students begin SOL testing May tenth.