[1-News-Head]

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A woman being held against her will in Henry County manages to get away as a fatal shot is fired.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And buildings without fire alarms at Virginia Tech. What's being done to fix that.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, it's day one of football practice in Blacksburg, and Northside grid coach
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[VO-NAT]


Jim Hickam is back for his 40th season on the sidelines.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


After a couple of warm days, our Friday forecast will bring bit time relief. That story and a peek into the tropics coming up. [Open]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

One man is dead, following a domestic disturbance in Henry County.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Authorities say the man took his own life instead of surrending.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young. [Henry-Standoff]
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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=04-23 55:58]
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[ENG#=4]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The incident happened around one this afternoon near Spencer, west of Martinsville.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

According to authorities, 40 year old William Phillip Craddock was holding his 39 year old girlfriend against her will and was threatnening to kill her. After a struggle, she was able to dial 9-1-1, where dispatchers could hear the disturbance. When deputies arrived, the girlfriend was able to escape and authorities heard a single gunshot.
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[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department;]
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[VO-NAT]

Deputies then found Craddock in a back bedroom, dead from a signle gunshot wound to the head. They say his girlfriend suffered minor cuts and bruises.
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[Hit-Run]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ENG#=1]

Roanoke police are looking for a suspect in a late afternoon hit and run.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

It happened just before five o'clock today in the one-thousand block of Palmetto Avenue. Henry Haskins was in his green pick-up truck, when witnesses say two-teenaged boys driving in this white sedan crashed into him. One boy was taken into custody on the scene, while another took off on foot. Haskins was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[Squad-Funding]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-17 1:37:30]
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The free ride may be over for Campbell County residents who find themselves headed to the hospital inside a local rescue squad's ambulance.
This after the local United Way announced it will phase out its funding of three local rescue squads.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Steve/Microwave;]


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom tonight.. Steve, why is the United Way pulling its funding?
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[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


For a couple of different reasons.. one is because United Way feels the rescue squads can make up the financial loss by billing insurance companies for the service they provide.
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[SUPER=01-Eric Aft/United Way President; :20]
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Every time a volunteer ambulance responds to an emergency in Campbell County, it doesn't cost the patient a dime.


The medical supplies, the E-M-Ts' time, the ride to the hospital ... are all free.
The volunteer squads get their funding from many different sources--including the United Way.
[SOT 13:31:50]

((ERIC AFT/UNITED WAY PRESIDENT: THE DOLLARS WE RAISE OR SO LIMITED, WE WANT TO INVEST THEM WHERE THEY ARE MOST NEEDED. AND IF OTHER FUNDS CAN SUPPLANT THOSE AND HELP US TO FUND MORE CRITICAL SERVICES THAN WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.))

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[OUT Q=to do that.]


So starting next year, United Way is going to phase out its funding to three Campbell County rescue squads.. {INSERT PRE-PRO} a significant portion of their annual budgets... 35-thousand from Campbell County Rescue Squad... 14-thousand from the Citizens crew in Gladys.. and 10-thousand-500 dollars from the Rustburg rescue squad. {END PRE-PRO}
Eric Aft says it's not fair to give money to just three squads while dozens of others get nothing.. and he says Campbell County should consider billing patients' insurance companies for the cost of the ambulance ride.
[SOT 13:30:59]

((ERIC AFT: ALL OF US PAY SOMETHING OUT OF OUR POCKET FOR HEALTH INSURANCE AND PART OF THAT PREMIUM GOES TO PROVIDE THESE TYPES OF SERVICES IF WE EVER NEED THEM. AND MANY RESCUE SQUADS ACROSS VIRGINIA AND IN OTHER STATES RECEIVE REIMBURSEMENT FOR THESE SERVICES AND IT'S A REAL OPPORTUNITY THAT WE ENCOURAGE THE RESCUE SQUADS AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THAT ARE ENGAGED WITH THEM TO EXPLORE THOROUGHLY AND TO GET THOSE DOLLARS IN TO HELP THE RESIDENTS OF THEIR COMMUNITIES.))
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[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


Officials with the rescue squads are still sorting out the effect of United Way's decision.. they say billing for services is only one option they might consider.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Steve/Microwave;]


That kind of solution would have to be approved by the Campbell County board of supervisors.


[MeadWestvaco]


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MeadWestvaco is cutting up to 80 salaried jobs at its Covington mill by the end of next year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington/File Tape;]

It's part of a company-wide effort to reduce its workforce by one thousand jobs. Some of the job reductions will be achieved through retirements. About 14-hundred people work at the Covington mill.
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[Tech-Alarms]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-20 1:50:13]
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[ENG#=4]


For some people, it may be a little alarming that some of the buildings at Virginia Tech do NOT have fire alarms.
But, the university says it's working to change that, and put in some additional safety measures as well. Myranda Stephens explains.
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((It's not just the Hokie stone that separates Virginia Tech's newer buildings from its older ones. New buildings also have fire alarms.
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[RUNS08] ((I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE STANDARD CODE, THAT ALL OF THE BUILDINGS HAD TO HAVE FIRE ALARMS. BUT EVIDENTLY NOT.)) That's because the old buildings that don't have fire alarms weren't required to when they were built. But, the university is working to change that. [NATS @ 48:17] [RUNS06] ((AND SO WHAT WE'VE ADDED IS SOMETHING BEYOND A SMOKE DETECTOR, WE'VE ADDED A SMOKE AND HEAT DETECTOR.)) Just this past Spring, Tech installed fire alarm systems in three of its main buildings, including McBryde and Burruss Hall. The systems, equipped with VERBAL alarms, not only brings the buildings up to code, but exceeds it.
[SOT 43:31]

[RUNS13] ((THREE PROJECTS TO INSTALL STATE OF THE ART FIRE DETECTION, FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS COST 1.35 MILLION DOLLARS, SO IT IS A SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT, BUT IT'S AN INVESTMENT WORTH MAKING)) [STANDUP @ ] [RUNS] ((AND BEGINNING THIS FALL, THE UNIVERSITY WILL STEP UP ITS FIRE SAFETY EVEN MORE BY CONDUCTING MANDATORY FIRE DRILLS.))

[SOT 4605]

[RUNS12] ((FIRE DRILLS HAVE NOT BEEN DONE, HAVE NOT BEEN MANDATED IN THE STATE OF VA. I KNOW OTHER STATES HAVE DONE THAT, AND SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THE STATE RECENTLY ENACTED, AND SO WE WANT TO COMPLY WITH THAT AND MAKE IT THE SAFEST ENVIRONMENT WE CAN.)) No matter how old or new that environment is. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Blacksburg.))



[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[ENG#=APRISA]


A bus tour that remembers segregation reaches the Old Dominion. That story is still ahead.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon2-Shot]

And practicing for the day when coal miners need to be rescued. It's going on right now in Blacksburg.
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[1st-Wx]



[First-Wx]
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[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1


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[COMMERCIAL]
[Mine-Safety]
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(MINI-OPEN)

[MINI-OPEN] You won't find much coal in Blacksburg, but for the moment, it's become a center for mine safety.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[VO-NAT]
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Today teams from around the state and the country made their way to Blacksburg. The groups are competiting in the 37th annual Virginia Mine Rescue Conference. Teams of six to eight people work together in simulated mine accidents to save mines and the people who work in them.


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((DENNIS PERRY/MINE RESCUE PARTICIPANT: IT GIVES YOU SOME BASIC PRINCIPALS TO GO BY- WE PUT THESE SKILLS TO USE AS FAR AS RECOVERING MINES, NOT NECESSARILY RECOVERING BODIES, BUT WE HAD ABOUT THREE-MINE FIRES LAST YEAR AND SOME FIRES IN THE '80's WHERE WE HAD TO GO BACK IN...))
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[OUT Q=... to go back in.]
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[VO-NAT]

Mine Safety officials say there are probably one or two mine fires or incidents a year, so it's important to be ready for anything that may occur. The conference continues tomorrow at the Blacksburg Department of Parks and Rec.
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[Civil-Rights]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-21 1:04:11]
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[ENG#=2]


A national bus tour is marking the country's long road to desegregation and it's making its first stop in Virginia.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Voices of Civil Rights bus arrived in Richmond today.
It is the first stop in a 35-city, 70-day bus tour to mark the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
At each stop, participants will record personal stories from those who lived through segregation.
Former Governor Doug Wilder says it is important to remember the struggle.
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[SOT 11:37:07]
[IN Q=WE HAD TO FIGHT TO GET INTO]

((L. DOUGLAS WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA: WE HAD TO FIGHT TO GET INTO THE RICHMOND BAR ASSOCIATION, WE HAD TO FIGHT TO DESEGREGATE EVEN THE PUBLIC GOLF COURSE. EVERYTHING HAS BEEN WHAT, A FIGHT, WHAT MAKES YOU THINK NOW THAT IT WILL BE DIFFERENT?))
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[OUT Q=NOW THAT IT WILL BE DIFFERENT.]
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[VO-NAT]


The stories collected on the bus tour will be housed in the Library of Congress in Washington, D-C.
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[Stocks]


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Stocks spent most of the day on the down side, but ended with a mixed performance. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The Dow rose six points. Nasdaq fell four.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Cawthorne]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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[TAPE#=04-25 59:49]
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[ENG#=1]


A felony drug charge against a man accused of running a mobile methamphetamine lab is headed to a grand jury in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./April 8th]


38-year-old Barney Cawthorne was arrested in April when a state trooper pulled him over for a faulty inspection sticker.
Police discovered what they say were the makings of a drug lab inside Cawthorne's car.. a hazardous materials team was called in to remove several volatile chemicals.
Cawthorne was found guilty of four motor vehicle charges today.. a grand jury could indict him next month on a charge of manufacturing of a controlled substance.
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[Lottery]


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Virginia has a lot more money for school books and desks ...thanks to the gamblers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Virginia Lottery earned 408 million dollars in profits during the last fiscal year.
That is 33 million dollars more than the year before.
By law, that money goes to the state's public schools.
This is the first year that profits topped the 400-million dollar mark.
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[IN Q=THIS IS GREAT NEWS FOR]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THIS IS GREAT NEWS FOR EVERY VIRGINIAN. THIS IS PARTICULARLY GREAT NEWS FOR VIRGINIA'S CHILDREN BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT WE ARE GOING TO GIVE THEM THE QUALITY EDUCATION THEY DESERVE.))
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[OUT Q=THE QUALITY EDUCATION THEY DESERVE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lottery officials attribute the record sales to the success of Mega Millions which had four very large jackpots in the last year.
AND to the fact that one of the big winners was a Virginian.
In February, J-R Triplett of Winchester and his wife won 239 million dollars.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up, Frank Beamer and the Hokies get down to business in Blacksburg, and
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[VO-NAT]


Quarterback Quincy Carter gets sacked by the Dallas Cowboys after failing a drug test.
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[S-Hokies]


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[WRITER=twe]
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With the BCA game taking place the last weekend of the month, practice started today at Tech, minus Marcus Vick. Mike Stevens has more from Blacksburg.
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[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Hokies Starting Quarterback; :14]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Hokies Head Coach; :43]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]
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[S-Vikings]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-181 3530TC]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]
[ENG#=2]


Tonight our Friday Football Extra crews are in Roanoke County where the Northside Vikings are looking for a comeback season under their legendary head coach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Jim Hickam is in his 30th season at Northside. Two years ago, his Vikings went unbeaten in the regular season, but last year they won just one game going 1-and-9. Hickam says this year's team has no plans of duplicating that penthouse to the outhouse performance.
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[OUT Q=...way you do it."]
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[vo nat con't] Hickam has written the book on longevity for coaches in the Roanoke Valley. This is not only his 30th year at Northside, but his 40th overall as a coach. At 63 - he has no intention at this time of following former rivals Joel Hicks and Willis White into retirement.
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[IN Q=YOU KNOW...]
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[OUT Q=...I wanna keep doing it."]
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[S-Quincy]


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After starting all 16 games last season at quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, Quincy Carter was cut today by the team that drafted him in the second round of the 2001 draft.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


Team and league sources revealed that Carter failed a club admininstered drug test, which came back positive for cocaine.
40 year old Vinny Testaverde and Drew Henson are now the top two quarterbacks on the depth chart.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bill Parcells/Cowboys Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=but that's it, we're going."]
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[Hurricane-Alex]

(Follows Sports Toss)



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Alex]
[ENG#=4]

Anyone visiting Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks this week needs to make new vacation plans.
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[VO-NAT from CNN11]
[SUPER=03-Outer Banks, NC/Yesterday;]

North Carolina will evacuate all tourists from Ocracoke starting tomorrow, in an effort to deal with the damage left by Hurricane Alex. State officials say the evacuations will help speed repair work on the island. Power is still out on Ocracoke, but workers hope to restore service by tomorrow. At least 300 cars owned by tourists were damaged to the point they are not working. State officials are using school buses to help get stranded tourists out.
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(Wx Toss)

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[****] [WXPRO/FULL]TROPICAL LOOP
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[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

It was all smiles today for over two-hundred fifty area campers.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


They enjoyed a grand finale celebration of Adventure in the Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Roanoke City Parks and Recreation gathered all the summer campers in Eureka Park for a day full of events. The director of Eureka Park Camp organized the events which included a cookout, kickball games, arts and crafts, and tours of a Carilion Helicopter. The seven-week camp program offered the children many opportunities. They had a chance to ice skate, roller skate, swim, fish and even canoe.
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[SOT] ((00:36:59))
[IN Q=The whole summer]

((ANDRAE VIA/DIRECTOR OF EUREKA PARK CAMP; THE WHOLE SUMMER PROGRAM I'VE BEEN TRYING TO EXPOSE THE KIDS TO DIFFERENT THINGS SO THIS FINALE, SOMETHING POSITIVE FOR THEM TO LOOK UP TO, SOMETHING TO WORK TOWARDS, SEND THEM BACK TO SCHOOL WITH A SMILE ON THEIR FACE. ))
[SUPER=01-Andrae Via/Director of Eureka Park Camp]
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[OUT Q=smile on their face.]
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[VO-NAT]

Adventure in the Park ends this Friday.
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