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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

We get the low-down on the man whose body was found in the Sandy Level area.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And we'll tell you why Blacksburg Police recommend you lock your doors at night.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Lance continues his domination on the Tour. The Express fallout continues with word that there was actually an offer to buy the team, plus we'll talk with Daniel Berthiaume.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Orioles play long ball today against the Red Sox to pick up a victory at Fenway Park.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
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Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to move through the region over the next few hours. Will the wet weather continue, I'll let you know in your forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
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Southside authorities say a man found shot to death in Henry County yesterday was killed while trying to break into a home..
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


One of his alleged accomplices is in custody.. police are still looking for the other.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.

[Henry-Murder]


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It was the body of 42-year-old Jerry Wayne Weadon that was found along the road in Henry County yesterday.
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The car he and his alleged accomplices used was discovered a few miles away in Pittsylvania County where it had been deliberately torched.
Authorities say Weadon and two other men drove the car to a home in Dry Fork and tried to break in by shooting in the front door.
The homeowner returned fire and Weadon apparently was hit in the back as he fled the scene.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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43-year-old Michael Robin Wilson of Eden, North Carolina is being held without bond on a charge of attempted breaking and entering.
Police are still looking for 44-year-old Timothy Willard Thornton, also of Eden.
They have not said whether the homeowner will face any charges in connection with Weadon's death.[Sexual-Assault]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Blacksburg police say lock your doors tonight. That's the warning after three different women were sexually assaulted while they slept.
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New River Valley Bureau chief Rachel DePompa joins us from Blacksburg with details on the crime. Rachel, what do police know about the suspect?
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Keith, Not much. They says he's a white male with a medium build and they believe he is NOT an amateur at this.
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((Police say a predator is lurking in Northeast Blacksburg.

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[SOT: 2:15:46:00 ]
[IN Q=Apparently ]

((BRUCE BRADBERY: APPARENTLY HE'S IN THE AREA, WATCHING FEMALES ENTER THERE APARTMENTS AND AFTER SOME TIME HE GOES INTO THE APARTMENT. PROPS THE DOOR OPEN AS HE GOES IN. AS THERE ASLEEP THEN HE FONDLES THEM UNTIL THEY WAKE UP. WHEN THEY WAKE UP HE RUNS OUT.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=runs out.]


There have been four different assaults on three females in the last three weeks at the Oak Bridge and Terrace View apartments on Progress street. The man enters the apartments in the early morning hours and always props the doors open so he can get away quickly. Police say they don't have much information and need everyone to keep an eye out for anything suspicious.

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[IN Q=Most importantly]

((BRUCE BRADBERY: MOST IMPORTANTLY LOCK YOUR DOORS. BECAUSE THERE IS NO FORCED ENTRY. HE'S GOING THROUGH UNLOCKED DOORS. HE'S WALKING INTO UNLOCKED OPEN APARTMENTS. )) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=open apartments.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
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Police are worried the attacker will start to get more violent in his assaults. Investigators say the man is also very brazen... he even assaulted one sleeping woman while her boyfriend was in the bed.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel /Microwave;]

Keith, police say the most important thing folks in Blacksburg can do right now is LOCK your doors and windows every night before you go to bed.

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Changes need to be made at home and abroad to prevent another terrorist attack.
That's the finding of the panel investigating September Eleventh.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; QUICK!!!]


The commission delivered its final report today, almost three years after the deadly attacks.
Chairman Thomas Kean (Kane) says nothing the government did leading up to Nine-Eleven ``disturbed or even delayed'' the future hijackers and that it's reaction to the attacks was improvised and innefective.
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((THOMAS KEAN/ 9/11 COMMISSION CHAIRMAN; WE WERE UNPREPARED. WE FAILED TO GRASP THE MAGNITUDE OF THE THREAT THAT HAD BEEN GATHERING OVER A CONSIDERABLE PERIOD OF TIME. AS WE DETAIL IN OUR REPORT. THIS WAS A FAILURE OF POLICY, MANAGEMENT, CAPABILITY AND ABOVE ALL A FAILURE OF IMAGINATION.))
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The commission wants a complete overhaul of U-S intelligence including a cabinet level intelligence director, an interagency counter-terrorism center and the reorganization of congressional oversight.
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((THEY RECOGNIZE WHAT I RECOGNIZE, AND AMERICA RECOGNIZES, THAT THERE'S STILL A THREAT AND THAT WE IN GOVERNMENT HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO SAFEGUARD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.))
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The head of Virginia's Office of Commonwealth Preparedness says the 9-11 Commission report may actually hinder the country's current counter-terrorism efforts.
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With the nation under an increased terror threat leading up to the Presidential elections in November, George Foresman says now is not the time to be having a debate about the intelligence community.
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[IN Q=WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T]

((GEORGE FORESMAN: WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T DRAW OUR ATTENTION AWAY MAKING SURE WE'RE PREPARING OUR COMMUNITY ESPECIALLY A LITTLE BIT OF A DISTRACTION.))
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[OUT Q=A LITTLE BIT OF A DISTRACTION.]
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Foresman also disagrees with the report's recommendation to create an intelligence czar.
And he says the report is well-written but not very useful.
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[Report-Sales]


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Copies of the commission's report hit local bookshelves this morning.
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Books- A- Million in Roanoke received a couple hundred copies which were delivered in unmarked boxes under tight security. Consumers say they're looking forward to reading the report and drawing their own conclusions.
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[IN Q=I'm interested in]

((ANN CASSELL: I'M INTERESTED IN READING THE BOOK FOR MYSELF INSTEAD OF JUST HEARING REPORTS ABOUT IT. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO BE INFORMED AND READ SOMETHING WORD FOR WORD ON YOUR OWN INSTEAD OF JUST RELYING ON HOW IT'S SUMMARIZED FOR YOU.))
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W. W. Norton and Company published 600- thousand copies of the report, which retails for ten bucks. Company officials say they took on the project as a public service - not as a money making venture, and only hope to recover their costs.
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[TAKE WEBSITE FS]
The report can also be accessed for free online. There's a link on our website at WDBJ7.com. Just click on Websites in the News.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Still ahead on News 7, Verizon says it's finished work on a major phone problem in the Roanoke Valley.
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[***USE NAT SOUND UNDER***]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And a local shelter gets a big donation... one motorcycle at a time.
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[1st-Wx]
[Verizon]

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Verizon officials say they are finished repairing phone lines that were damaged in a fire over the weekend.
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About 17-hundred customers in parts of Salem and Northwest Roanoke were without phone service for most of the week while the lines were being replaced. Workers completed the repairs last night, ahead of schedule. A Verizon spokesman says a handful of customers may still be without service. They ask that any customers who are still without service contact the repair office.
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The search continues tonight in Botetourt County for an 82-year-old man.
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[VO-NAT]

Crews are looking for James Clayton Hall.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

Hall hasn't been seen since he left alone nearly two-weeks ago for a camping trip in the Kelly Hollow section of the Jefferson National Forest.
Members of the Commonwealth Search and Rescue team, as well as the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office have been searching the region on four-wheelers and with K-9 units.
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[IN Q=He normally responds...]

((BOB WINGFIELD, COMMONWEALTH SEARCH & RESCUE: HE NORMALLY RESPONDS TO NOTES LEFT FOR HIM ON THE WINDSHIELD OF HIS CAR-THAT THEY LEAVE FOR HIM WHEN HE'S CAMPING. THEY HADN'T HEARD FROM HIM- THE SHERIFF LOOKED FOR HIM FOR ABOUT A DAY AND THEN CALLED IN ASSISTANCE FROM THE VOLUNTEER SEARCH GROUPS.))
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[OUT Q=... volunteer search groups.]
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[VO-NAT]

Hall is described as an experienced woodsman and avid hiker, but authorities are concerned because of the steep and rocky terrain that is shelter to a number of poisonous snakes.
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[Morton]


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Montgomery County's loss is Henrico County's gain.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;]

Superintendent Frank Morton is leaving his contract early to head up Henrico public schools. Morton has been in charge of Montgomery County schools for the last seven years. The school board voted this week to release him from his contract. Morton's last day will be August 31st. Board members say they will appoint an interim superintendent as soon as possible and immediately begin searching for a replacement.
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After an early drop, the major stock indexes eeked out a gain today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose four points.
NASDAQ gained fifteen.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
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[Tech-Wood]
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Use the word "dry" in conjunction with the Virginia General Assembly and people might assume you're talking about the process of legislating.
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But the Virginia Tech Wood Pruducts Center says dryness is necessary, at least as far as one lawmaking tool goes.
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[NATS - LOCKING DOWN KILN] [RUNS:04] A trip through the kiln at the Virginia Tech Wood Products Center could take months. But experts say , if you want to build with wood, it must be dried.
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((LUMBER WILL ONLY DRY TO ABOUT A 12-PERCENT MOISTURE CONTENT. YOUR HOME RUNS ABOUT 6-PERCENT. SO YOU MAKE A BEAUTIFUL TABLE, PUT IT IN YOUR HOUSE AND IN THE WINTER, WHEN IT BECOMES EVEN DRIER, THAT TABLE WILL SPLIT AND CRACK.)) [RUNS:14]
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The ability to dry small quanitites of wood earned Tech an unusual phone call before the last session of the Virginia General Assembly. Assistant wood sciences professor Brian Bond says it was the state, wanting to know if it could send in something special.
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[IN Q=This wood came from a historic tree...]

((THIS WOOD CAME FROM A HISTORIC TREE THAT HAD BEEN OUTSIDE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS SO HAD SOME SPECIAL MEANING THAT WENT ALONG WITH IT.)) [RUNS:09]
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The wood was dried for about two months, sent back to Richmond and turned into gavels for every member of the General Assembly. Bond says the assignment was rare.
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((USUALLY WHAT WE DO IS WORK WITH INDUSTRY PARTNERS SO IT'S NOT QUITE AS HIGH PROFILE BUT SOMETIMES IT'S JUST AS INTERESTING.))))
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Take, for instance, the research the department is conducting on deck and balcony safety.
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((JOSEPH LOFERSKI/DEPARTMENT OF WOOD SCIENCE: )) ((WE PUT A LOAD ON THE TOP OF THIS AS IF A PERSON WERE LEANING ON THIS AT A PARTY OR SOMETHING SUCH AS THAT. )) ((WHAT WE'RE FINDING IS THAT WE HAVE YET TO TEST A TYPICAL CONNECTION THAT CAN HANDLE THAT KIND OF LOAD.))
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[OUT Q=handle that type of load.]
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Loferski says deck builders often use nails instead of bolts or screws to connect the structure to a home.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The result can be a deck that breaks away, injuring those who may be standing on it. Tech is working to design easier-to-use connections and is publishing articles about building better decks.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - we'll hear from the Bandit Daniel Berthiaume - on the demise of two ECHL teams.

The O's and Braves get wins this afternoon -
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and Lance Armstrong sprints to win another stage and extend his overall lead at the Tour de France.
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Former Roanoke Express minority owner and general manager Chris Pollock said today that he DID have an offer on the table from a local businessman to buy the Express and keep the team in the Star City.
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However, the offer came at 1:44 PM Tuesday, 44 minutes after the deadline ECHL commissioner Bryan McKenna set for the Express ownership to get a deal working. According to Pollock, he immediately called the commissioner and told him about the deal but Pollock said the ECHL had already voted and would not revisit the offer.
According to Pollock, the Express paid the ECHL about 5 thousand dollars in dues each month this past season. It now appears that the ECHL was willing to give up that money and an 11 year league playoff team over a vote made in roughly a half hour to end hockey in Roanoke. Mckenna could not be reached by phone today.
One time Express goalie Daniel Berthiaume found out this week that his former team, and his current team, Greensboro both dissolved. He was hoping to come back to Roanoke, play one more season, retire and then get into coaching at the pro hockey level.
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[SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/Played for Express 1997-2002]
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Lance Armstrong put the wood on the competition once again today with a last second win in stage 17 of the Tour de France.
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[SUPER=03-Le Grand-Bornand, France/OLN; :00]

In capturing the 127 mile long ride through the Alps, Armstrong has his third straight stage win and fourth of the Tour. The five-time defending champ has now increased his lead to an untouchable four minutes and nine seconds over Italy's Ivan Basso, who finished fourth today. Today, Lance gave all the credit for his latest stage win to his U.S. Postal Service teammate - Floyd Landis.
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Lots of action in the major leagues this afternoon as the Boston Red Sox were dismantled by the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway.
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[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/MLB-NESN; :00]

Melvin Mora got the scoring started with this gapper to right center in the first inning that drove in his first run of the day. Mora also hit two homeruns and finished with 4 runs batted in. The reigning homerun derby champ Miguel Tejada also hit
[SUPER=35-Baltimore/8/Boston/3;]

his 18th homer of the year over the Green Monster as the Orioles get the 8-to-3 win.
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And more bad news for Sox fans - in New York, the Yankees secured a 1-to-nothing win over the Toronto Blue Jays as Ruben Sierra hit a homerun with two outs in the ninth.
[SUPER=35-Toronto/0/New York/1;]

The win gave the Yankees their second in this two-game series against the Blue Jays. Pitcher Mariano Rivera picked up his first win of the season for New York.
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[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/]

In Atlanta, the Braves were able to get an extra inning win over the Pirates. Johnny Estrada drove in the winning run with this sacrifice fly to left in the bottom of the 10th inning this afternoon that plated Rafael Furcal. The Braves, who have won 17 of their past 23 games, split this
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two game series against the Pirates to finish the homestand with a 5-to-3 record.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=mlb]

Montreal topped the Mets 4-to-1 today. The Royals beat the Tigers 13-to-7. The Twins topped the D-Rays 7-to-5. The Angels rolled the Rangers 11-to-1 and the Cubs have whipped the Reds 13-to-2.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Former Virginia Tech golfer Ryan Stinnett continued his hot play this summer by capturing medalist honors today at sectional qualifying for the upcoming U.S. Amateur.
Stinnett shot an 11 under par 133 over the two days of qualifying at the Golden Horseshoe course in Williamsburg.
The US Amateur is next month in Mamaroneck, New York.

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Bikers rode to feed the hungry today.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

As part of their annnual charity ride, STAR Touring and Riding Association members strapped about 400 food and personal- care boxes to their motorcycles. The food will go to the Rescue Mission of Roanoke.
Motorcyclists from all over the country say it's a great way to give back.
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[SOT 19:18:02]
[IN Q=It's a deep soul]

((ALAN CEASE/INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF STAR TOURING AND RIDING ASSOCIATION; IT'S A DEEP SOUL SATISFICATION. IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE STRIVE TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE, HELP FELLOW MAN, SOMETHING WE DO A LOT OF.))
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[OUT Q=do a lot of]
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[VO-NAT]

This is the first time the ride has been held in Roanoke. Event organizers say they hope to bring it back in the future. (------------)