[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

More local troops are heading the call of duty.
We'll show you who will be deployed and when.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, a wrecked sewage truck clogs a Roanoke County roadway.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=16pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


In sports, a courageous story involving a Tech and N.C. State football player is the focus of our ACC Connection report, the friday football extra schedule
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[VO-NAT]


and Syracuse coach Paul Pasqualoni steps to he mic to talk about the Cavaliers.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Clear sailing into early next week. And pictures from inside hurricane Jeanne tonight in WeatherSchool.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith2-Shot]

More local soldiers could be headed to Iraq.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The 424th Transportation Company out of Galax prepares for active duty overseas.
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[SOT: 2:05:00]
[IN Q=We've got a]

((SGT STEVEN WATSON: WE'VE GOT A GOOD BUNCH OF GUYS WE'RE READY TO GO.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=ready to go.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Army-Reservists]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC1:33:02]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

For the first time in 13 years the 424th Transportation Company is being deployed as a unit.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]

The last time this happened, they went to Iraq for Operation Desert Storm.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa met with the unit today as they prepared. Rachel? Keith/Shannon, the unit is preparing to go to Fort Dix, New Jersey..
[LIVE= Rachel/FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

after that, no official word. But everyone I met today, definitely had Operation Iraqi Freedom on their minds.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Galax Army]
[SUPER=03-Galax;:00]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Steven Watson/424th Transportation Company;:26]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Jay Kitts/424th Transportation Company;:43]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Zachary Martin/424th Transportation Company;1:11]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=ready to go.]

((The Galax Army Reserve Center is picking up the pace this week.
NATS.... Trucks are rumbling and soldiers are packing...
NATS:...
getting ready for Fort Dix New Jersey.. and destinations unknown.

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[SOT: 5:15:00 ]
[IN Q=We're ready, ]

((STEVEN WATSON: WE'RE READY, WE'RE READY TO DO WHATEVER MISSION THE ARMY WANTS US TO DO)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=wants us to do.]


And Sgt. Steven Watson from Piper's Gap is well aware he and his fellow soldiers could end up in Iraq.

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[SOT: 3:01:00 ]
[IN Q=It's a]

((STEVEN WATSON: IT'S ALWAYS HARD TO LEAVE ;YOUR FAMILY, THEY'RE THE ONE... THEY'RE THE ONES IF ANYONE'S A HERO OUT OF THIS IT'S THE FAMILIES THAT ARE LEFT BEHIND THAT HAVE ASSUME THE DUTIES. :13))
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[OUT Q=]


At least 15 soldiers in the unit are from across southwest Virginia.

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[SOT: 25:17:00 ]
[IN Q=There is some]

((JAY KITTS: THERE IS SOME KIND OF BUTTERFLIES IN YOUR STOMACH, BUT OVERALL WITH THE SOLDIERS THAT WE HAVE, YOU COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER GROUP OF PEOPLE.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=group of people.]


They've spent the last two weeks, getting their paperwork in order and packing up weapons and tools.
NATS: 26:31:00 PATS CHAIN says "IT'S GOOD TO GO"
This unit is full of truck drivers.. they'll be transporting cargo back and forth. If they end up in Iraq, they could be supporting the troops on the front lines.

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[SOT: 9:21:00 ]
[IN Q=i know]

((SGT ZACHARY MARTIN: I KNOW THIS A VERY RELIGIOUS AREA, AND PEOPLE PRAY ALL THE TIME FOR US ANY... BUT A LITTLE EXTRA PRAY DOESN'T HURT. :28)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=doesn't hurt.]


The Galax community's already rallying behind the unit. This business gave up its loading dock so the reservists could start stacking dozens of their trucks.
NATS- truck being stacked...
Where ever these men and women end up... they all seem to have the same attitude.

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[SOT: 5:24:00 ]
[IN Q=Fully support it.]

((WATSON: FULLY SUPPORT IT.. READY TO GO.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=ready to go.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Everyone was in good spirits today. They leave the first week in October and should get their final orders in the next month or so.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

Keith and Shannon, couldn't say it enough today... they are ready.

[Brathwaite]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC1:36:30]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]
[ENG#=1]

The trial of murder suspect Clinton Brathwaite gets underway Monday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The defense today submitted newspaper accounts of the case. NEWS 7 has already provided the court videotapes and transcripts- -under subpoena- -of our own coverage of the massacre on Madison Avenue and subsequent court proceedings. Brathwaite's attorneys maintain news coverage may prevent him from getting a fair trial in Roanoke. In particular, they cite accounts of Brathwaite's alleged attempt to order a "contract hit" on the only surviving witness. The prosecution says news reports have been accurate.
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[SOT 11:36:45]
[IN Q=We don't feel]

((BETTY JO ANTHONY/CHIEF ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WE DON'T FEEL THAT THE COVERAGE HAS BEEN EITHER INTEMPERATE OR INACCURATE, SO THAT IT SHOULD NOT BE OBJECTIONABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Betty Jo Anthony/Chief Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=not be objectionable.]
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[VO-NAT]

Judge Charlie Dorsey said there has not been an inordinate amount of publicity, so he plans to try picking a jury in Roanoke Monday.
[SUPER=04-April 4, 2003]

Brathwaite is charged with last year's murder of Angela Arrington and three of her four children. The judge ruled survivor Kierra Arrington will be allowed to remain in the courtroom once she has testified, though the defense wanted to exclude her.
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[Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=56:40 on 04-30]
[GRAPHIC=Richard Burrow]


Talk about spreadsheets, flow-charts and donor pledges filled much of today's testimony in Richard Burrow's federal fraud trial.
Prosecutors are trying to prove Burrow cooked the books of the National D-Day Memorial to convince banks to loan the project some much-needed money.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Steve /Starlink;]


Steve Smallshaw is at the federal courthouse in Charlottesville tonight.
Steve how has the government been making its case?
[LIVE= Steve /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=@ssm1;]
[SUPER=05-Charlottesville]
(adlib)

[***ROLLED FROM STARLINK***]
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :15]
[RUNS=:42]
[OUT Q=far short of expectations]
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[LIVE= Steve /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=05-Charlottesville;]
(adlib)
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Steve/Starlink;]




[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


It's been 20 years in the making.
Still ahead, renovation work gets underway at a Roanoke landmark.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus Hurricane Ivan brought more than tornados and heavy rain to Central and Western Virignia.
It also brought a flood of babies area hospitals.
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[1st-Wx]
[Dumas-Hotel]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC35:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


A once vibrant hotel in Roanoke's Gainsboro neighborhood has been given a new lease on life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Ground was broken on a renovation project at the Dumas Hotel today. When complete the building will house the Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Downtown Music Lab, Dumas Drama Guild and other artistic groups.
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[SOT 7:35:28]
[IN Q=I just think this is part]

((TED EDLICH: I JUST THINK THIS IS PART OF, LIKE I SAID, THE NECKLACE OF CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS RINGING THIS DOWNTOWN AREA OF OUR VALLEY AND WE HOPE IT WILL BE THE JEWEL OF DIVERSITY THAT WILL REALLY MAKE THE REST OF IT SHINE EVEN MORE.))

[SUPER=01-Ted Edlich/Total Action Against Poverty President;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=of it shine even more]
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[VO-NAT]

The project was spearheaded twenty years ago under the leadership of then mayor Noel Taylor. Renovations are expected to take about a year.
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[Truck-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-31 TC1:00:28]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]
[ENG#=2]


Route 116 in Roanoke County is still shut down after a truck hauling treated sewage crashed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The truck ran off the road and rolled over around 8 o'clock this morning near the top of Windy Gap Mountain. 1-16 has been closed since midday while crews try to clean up the mess, and it could be until 8 or 9 o'clock tonight before the road is reopened. The sludge was being taken to fertilize farmers' fields. Officials say NONE of the sludge spilled out of the truck. The driver, 64 year old Walter Etters, was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and is listed in good condition.
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[Franklin-Road]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A road in Franklin County will be closed all this weekend. V-DOT says a section of Route 655, Webster Road near the Redwood community, is closed because of damage to a drainage pipe. Traffic is being routed around the damaged area. The road is expected to reopen Monday.

[Lee-FOX]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC46:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

WDBJ's General Manager addressed the 60 Minutes Memo flap today in front of the nation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Bob Lee is chairman of the C-B-S Affiliates Association.
[SUPER=04-FOX News; ]

Appearing on FOX News, Lee said angry viewers are "roasting" many CBS stations with their comments, and he is happy the network finally approved an outside investigation . At the same time, and before a disapproving studio audience, Lee said Dan Rather also wants to know what happened and why.
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[SOT - 15:13:19]
[IN Q=I can tell you...]

((BOB LEE/WDBJ PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER; I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE ONE THING I KNOW IS THAT DAN RATHER STANDS FOR THE TRUTH... (AUDIENCE GRUMBLES) C'MON GIVE ME A BREAK HERE... ABSOLUTELY, GOT TO LET THE MAN FINISH HIS SENTENCE. LEE: I THINK DAN IS AS INTERESTED AS ANYBODY IN KNOWING HOW WE GOT OURSELVES INTO THIS.))
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=got ourselves into this.]
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[VO-NAT]

Lee says there's no doubt CBS affiliates will let the network know how they feel about the incident.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Another jump for oil prices turned into another drop for Blue Chips. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/70.28/10038.90/x/0.72/1886.43;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 70 points today.
The NASDAQ rose about a point.
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[SUPER=274-h/0.29/14.20/i/0.70/67.65/i/0.31/40.14/i/0.73/45.80/h/0.87/52.54;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Hurricane-Babies]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC1:17:02]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

We spent Friday fretting about the tornados spawned by Hurricane Ivan.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

What we may have missed was how the storm induced a "baby boom."
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Hart/Hurricane Mom; :23]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :55]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joanna Stacey/Carilion Obstetric Education; 1:09]
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[OUT Q=deliveries for Frances.]

(( Last week Sandy Hart started feeling a sharp pain in her side. Her baby wasn't due until October 10th, so she didn't associate the impending storm with the possible onset of labor.

The barometric pressure was dropping and continued to fall as Hurricane Ivan inched up the east coast. Overnight Thursday her water broke. The Harts headed for the hospital around 5-AM. [1:45:40] ((HE WAS BORN AT 12:42 ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON. Just as things were getting cranked up. JUST AS THE TORNADOS WERE TOUCHING DOWN.)) [RUNS:07] Camden arrived three and a half weeks early, though he weighed a healthy 7 pounds, 2-and-half ounces.
Sandy and Camden were hardly the only mother and child in Lewis Gale's delivery room. They just kept coming in, Sandy says, as the weather got worse. [1:48:45] ((THE DOCTOR SAID SHE FIRMLY BELIEVED IT WAS THE DROP IN BAROMETRIC PRESSURE THAT BROUGHT THE WOMEN IN. And brought the babies out. RIGHT. RIGHT.)) [RUNS:11] It was a similar story at Carilion Community Hospital in Roanoke. Over the two-day period, as the storm approached, the barometric pressure fell to 29-point-57 and eighteen babies were born. [1:55:25] ((THE THEORY IS THAT: AS STORM FRONTS COME THROUGH, THERE IS A LOW PRESSURE DROP TRIGGERING EITHER LABOR OR THE WATER BREAKING AROUND THE BABY AND THEN PUTTING THE WOMAN INTO LABOR.)) [RUNS:11] While Dr. Stacey admits her experience tends to support the hurricane baby theory, she's quick to point out there are conflicting studies on it. [1:59:55] ((FOR FRANCES, WHICH WAS NOT AS BIG OF A HURRICANE THERE WAS EVEN A BIGGER SPIKE IN DELIVERIES FOR FRANCES. )) [RUNS:07]))
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[V/O-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith]

Community Hospital delivered 25 babies between September eighth and ninth. That sharp spike may be attributable to how FAST the pressure was falling as Frances arrived.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]


Many changes to the high school football schedule, we will have them, Syracuse gets offensive talking about UVa's defense
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[VO-NAT]

and the inspirational story of a Hokie and a Wolfpack football player who have beat a disease to return to the football field.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-185 TC3942]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


Two players for Tech and N.C. State were close to losing football a short time ago.
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[TAKE ACC CONNECTION FULL SCREEN #6999]

Travis Wells has more in this week's ACC Connection.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chad Cooper/Virginia Tech Linebacker; :25]
[SUPER=01-Keith Doolan/Virginia Tech Athletic Trainer; 1:24]
[SUPER=@travis1; 1:31]
[SUPER=01-Chris Colmer/N.C. State Offensive Tackle; 1:46]
[RUNS=2:13]
[OUT Q=your WDBJ ACC Connection."]

((Coming out of Oakton High School in 2000, Chad Cooper was rated among the top 25 linebackers in the country. Following a redshirt year, Cooper started all 11 regular season games in 2001 on special teams. But in December of that year, he was stricken with Guillain Bare syndrome, a viral illness that affects the nervous system, causing muscle weakness and paralysis of the legs, arms, and face.
Chad:
Cooper spent over a month in the hospital, losing nearly 60 pounds, going from 220 to 160. Eventually, the redshirt senior made a stunning recovery, playing in 13 games in 2002. He has worked his way back up to 205 pounds, but would like to get to 215. Cooper is currently 2nd on the depth chart at the mike linebacker spot, and a major contributor on Frank Beamer's special teams. But since his illness, he's had to re-evaluate his goals.
Chad: Keith:
Travis: Cooper's story is not all that different from that of NC State offensive lineman Chris Colmer who missed all of last season with a viral illness of his own. Parsonage Turner syndrome, also affects the nerves, but only those confined to the shoulder and upper arm, causing numbness and paralysis in that area.
Chris:
Colmer appealed to the NCAA and was awarded a 6th year of eligibility. Now back in uniform, he cherishes the second chance he's been given.
Chris:
That's a lesson, not lost on either Colmer or Cooper. Travis Wells with your WDBJ ACC Connection.))

[S-Syracuse]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-183 35:20]
[GRAPHIC=Big East]
[ENG#=2]


The Big East Syracuse Orange will challenge 12th ranked UVa Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY; :00]


The Orange have score 37 and 19 points in its last two games and knows UVa's defense gives up only a touchdown a game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Paul Pasqualoni/101-53 -1 Record at Syracuse; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=......best we can do"]
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-175 5218tc]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]
[ENG#=3]


It's time for a look at an ever changing schedule for week four of Friday Football Extra.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=...fade audio and video-PLEASE GET OUT OF IT AFTER THE FINAL BOARD-WITH ONLY TWO GAMES IS UP FOR 3 SECONDS!!!!!.

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[Car-Crazy]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC1:54:38]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Many of the tracks that once operated in southwest Virginia are long gone.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But this weekend the green flag will fall on more than fifty years of racing memories.
[ENG#=1]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum]


The Car Crazy Exhibit at the Blue Ridge Institute documents the history of racing and hotrodding in southwest Virginia.
On Saturday from 11 until 5, a racer and builder's reunion will bring together drivers, mechanics and fans.
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[SOT 07:26]
[IN Q=One fellow told me]

((LIKE ONE FELLOW TOLD ME, HE USED TO RACE HIS FATHER'S CAR AT THE DRAG STRIP AND HE THOUGHT HIS FATHER NEVER KNEW AND HE WON TWO WEEKS IN A ROW, AND THE THIRD WEEK HE MISSED A GEAR AND HE LOST AND ON MONDAY MORNING HE SAW HIS FATHER AND HE SAID WHAT HAPPENED, YOU DIDN'T WIN. 07:40 AND HERE THIS BOY THOUGHT I HAD HIDDEN THIS AND KEPT IT FROM HIS FATHER, HE'LL NEVER KNOW AND HIS FATHER HAD BEEN IN THE STANDS WATCHING HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=had been in the stands watching him.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Blue Ridge Institute is still looking for photographs that document the hotrod and racing scene in southwest Virginia. (------------)