[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A pastor's punishment for molesting an eight-year old. We'll also hear from the child's mother.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

And you'll get to see for yourself as a medical transport plane makes an emergency landing in Roanoke.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[ENG#=2]


In sports, Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch talks about getting ready for next year already, some Miami Hurricanes say the ACC title means everything,
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[VO-NAT]


and our ACC Connection follows the career of Tech corner and Florida native Eric Green.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Sunny weather and a little breezy on Thursday. Clear sailing into the weekend. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

A former Giles County pastor convicted of child molestation is headed to prison.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Now, the mother of the 8 year old victim has her say.
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[SOT:4:55:00]
[IN Q=I'm happy]

((TENA ANGER:I'M HAPPY FOR MY CHILD AND ALL THE CHILDREN OUT OF DANGER.))
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[OUT Q=of danger.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Jean Jadhon.
[Holcomb]
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[TAPE#=04-41 TC1:06:26]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]

54 year old Roger Holcomb will spend the next 8 and a half years in prison for molesting a little girl.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The jury originally recommended a 10 and a half year sentence.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is in Blacksburg. Rachel why did the judge lower the sentence?
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Keith and Jean he gave Holcomb the 10 and a half years but suspended two years in order to ensure Holcomb would be supervised for ther rest of his life when he got out of jail. The judge called this a serious crime and says he had no doubt Holcomb did it.
[ENG#=4]
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[IN Q=roger holcomb]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tena Anger/Victim's Mother; :20]
[RUNS=:51]
[OUT Q=know people.]

((Roger Holcomb sobbed openly in court today as family members testified on his behalf. In the end, the judge said he had little doubt the former pastor molested a child and sentenced him to 8 and a half years in prison. Tena Anger is the mother of the victim. She wanted to go on camera so people would know what happened to her child.

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[SOT: 4:33:00 ]
[IN Q=She has ]

((TENA ANGER: SHE HAS ISSUES, EVERY DAY SHE'S DEALING WITH THIS, BUT SHE'S TRYING HER BEST TO BE A NORMAL KID :40 AND THAT'S WHAT SHE SHOULD BE AT 8 YEARS OLD.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=years old.]


Anger calls Holcombs sentence just and fair. She thanks the judge and jury. And she offers a warning to parents.

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[SOT: 4:52:00 ]
[IN Q=Keep care]

((TENA ANGER: KEEP CARE OF YOUR OWN CHILDREN AND DON'T TRUST STRANGERS, NO MATTER HOW CLOSE THEY SEEM TO BE TO YOUR FAMILY YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW PEOPLE.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=know people.]))
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[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

When Holcomb gets out of prison he still has 20 years supervised probation and can never be in charge of a child again. Holcomb still denies molesting the child.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & Rachel /Microwave;]

His attorney has said an appeal is likely.

[Body-Found]


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[ENG#=1]


Roanoke County Police are investigating, after the discovery of human remains in a wooded area this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Investigators were called to the site near the intersection of Plantation and Hershberger Roads around 11 A-M.
A man who was walking the property line found the skeletal remains.
Officers also found a campsite nearby.
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[SOT 04:06:02]
[IN Q=From time to time]

((LT. CHUCK MASON/ROANOKE CO. POLICE DEPT.: FROM TIME TO TIME THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS DEALT IN THE PAST WITH INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE HOMELESS WHO WERE USING THAT AS LIVING QUARTERS. I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY THAT'S COME OUT RECENTLY, BUT WE HAVE IN THE PAST DEALT WITH THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Chuck Mason/Roanoke Co. Police Dept.]
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[OUT Q=have in the past dealt with that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators say there are no obvious signs of foul play, but the remains were taken to the Medical Examiner's Office for analysis.
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[Emergency-Landing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A private jet was forced to make an emergency landing at the Roanoke Regional Airport just before noon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Fire and rescue crews were called after a Lear-35- jet on its way to Naples, Florida had a mechanical problem and was forced to land. The plane touched down safely and there were no injuries. The jet is owned by a charter company out of Canada called Skyservice. The plane is used for medical transport, however, a spokesperson with Skyservice says there were no patients on board at the time.
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[Fire-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

A Christiansburg company was cited today for fudging records on compressed gas cylinders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/February 2002]

Federal agents raided Fire Safety Products nearly three years ago. Today a federal grand jury in Roanoke indicted the company- -along with the President, Vice President and Office Manager. The indictment doesn't charge outright fraud in the testing of the high-pressure cylinders. Rather it alleges mail fraud, making false statements and conspiracy among the offenses.
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[HomeTown-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
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[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=4]

Look around on any street corner in the Roanoke Valley and you might think the last thing Roanoke needs is another bank.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Warner Dalhouse himself will tell you that. The former Dominion Bankshares C-E-O nonetheless believes there's room for another home-grown bank... a locally- owned- and- operated bank. HomeTown Bank will compete head-to-head with Valley Bank, a bank now in its tenth year of operation.
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[SOT 19:30]
[IN Q=We don't expect]

((WARNER DALHOUSE/HOMETOWN BANK BOARD CHAIRMAN; WE DON'T EXPECT TO GET MUCH BUSINESS FROM VALLEY BANK. THEY EXECUTE VERY WELL. BUT WE CAN SHARE IN THE SPILL OVER FROM THE VERY LARGE BANKS.)) ((ELLIS GUTSHALL/VALLEY BANK CEO; THERE IS ROOM TO TAKE AWAY BUSINESS FROM THE BIGGER BANKS. I THINK WE'RE PROVEN THAT. THIS GROUP HERE APPEARS TO HAVE THE WHEREWITHAL TO DO THE SAME THING.))
[SUPER=01-Warner Dalhouse/HomeTown Bank Board Chairman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ellis Gutshall/Valley Bank CEO; :06]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=the same thing.]
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[VO-NAT]

HomeTown Bank will start with two locations, one downtown, another in Southwest Roanoke or Roanoke County. They expect to hire a C-E-O and start selling stock in the publicly- traded company within 60 days.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]
[WRITER=dse]
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[ENG#=APRISA]


Can't wait for Virginia Tech ACC Champion merchandise.
We'll show you the official design when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus reality T-V revs up employees of a Lynchburg cycle shop.
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[1st-Wx]
[Calohan]
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A house-sitter who stole thousands of dollars from a Lynchburg family is spending the night in jail.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]


22-year-old Stephanie Lyne Calohan pleaded guilty to 12 counts of forgery today in Lynchburg Circuit Court.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Calohan cashed 46-hundred dollars worth of checks from the bank account of a family that had hired her to watch their home while they vacationed last summer.
She's paid back the money and must also write a letter of apology.
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[SOT 17:14:47]
[IN Q=I'd like to]

((ERRETT CALLAHAN/HOMEOWNER: I'D LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING FROM HER HEART, RATHER THAN JUST SOMETHING THE LAWYER DICTATES TO HER. AND SOMEHOW THAT SHOULD COME THROUGH IN HER WRITING. I MEAN, SHE'S A PUBLISHED POET, SHE KNOWS HOW TO USE WORDS, AND I'D LIKE TO SEE HER USE THEM NOW NOT JUST TO MAKE AN IMPRESSION BUT TO REALLY SHOW US SOME HEARTFELT SORROW.))
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[OUT Q=some heartfelt sorrow.]
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[VO-NAT]


Calohan told police she stole the money to pay off bills because she didn't have a job.
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[Easy-Money4]


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It's not uncommon for people to have so many bills they just can't pay them all.
Credit counselors say many people live beyond their means- and want a quick fix.
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[animation]
Tonight... why people go for easy money- and where you can go for help out of debt- [WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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((
FAST IS IN.
FROM FAST FOOD
TO QUICK WEIGHT LOSS.
TO FAST SOLUTIONS TO MONEY TROUBLE-
THAT'S THE REASON SOME PEOPLE TURN TO PAYDAY LENDERS- OR HAND OVER THEIR CAR TITLE FOR CASH. JULIE WHEELER; RATHER THAN STEPPING BACK FROM THAT AND TRYING TO ADJUST THEIR LIVING HABITS OR LOOKING FOR WAYS TO ADDRESS ISSUES ON A LONG TERM BASIS THEY'RE TRYING TO GET THESE QUICK FIXES.
But financial experts say before taking out a payday or car title loan with interest of nearly 400 percent- ask yourself-
Is there a way to avoid it? IF YOU'RE GOING TO TURN OVER YOUR CAR TITLE WHY DON'T YOU GO TO A CREDIT UNION OR A BANK AND SEE IF THEY'LL GIVE YOU A LOAN AGAINST THAT CAR.
Ask a relative or friend for help.
Ask your employer for an advance on your pay.
Ask creditors for more time to pay your bills.
Find out if you can get overdraft protection on your checking account.
American Credit Counselors also offers services. VIRGINIA GARRETSON: ONE OF THOSE SERVICES IS COUNSELING AND THE COUSELING IS ABSOLUTELY FREE.
Counselors can set up repayment plans with creditors
and offer help on budgeting and money management. CERTAINLY ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE MUCH BETTER THAN GETTING YOURSELF INVOLVED IN A SITUATION WHERE YOUR CHECK MAY BE SENT TO THE BANK AND CAUSE YOU TO HAVE PROBLEMS OTHERWISE.))
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You can call American Credit Counselors in Roanoke at 1-800 646-0042.
You can also find links to credit counseling site and payday lending information [CHANGE TO webpage fs]
by going to WDBJ7-dot com and clicking on websites in the news.
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[Stocks]


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A mixed day on Wall Street as investors await new employment figures. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


The DOW lost five points today.
The NASDAQ rose five.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Jail-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
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[ENG#=1]


The regional jail will be on the agenda, when the Roanoke County Supervisors meet next week.
And today, they added an evening session for that discussion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The supervisors will decide whether to secure options on property being considered for the project.
The board was scheduled to meet only in the afternoon, but will now hold a session at 7pm at the County Administration Center.
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[VT-Logo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[ENG#=2]


If Virginia Tech wins the A-C-C championship outright Saturday, Hokie merchandise is bound to fly off the shelves.

And tonight we're getting a first look at what it may look like.
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[VO-NAT]


This championship logo was approved today by Virginia Tech and the A-C-C.
If Tech loses to Miami, the logo will say tri champions.
If the hokies win and go to the Sugar Bowl, one of the main logos will look like this.
But you cannot buy any of this merchandise until the game is over on Saturday.
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[Sports tease]


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Our ACC Connection looks at Tech corner and Florida resident Eric Green', a few canes tell us what winning Saturday would mean
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[VO-NAT]


and Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch is enjoying celebration week but he's starting preparing for a 2005 title run.
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[S-Connect]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[GRAPHIC=ACC CONNECTION]
[ENG#=1]


Virginia Tech and Miami have made their presense known immediatley as the ACC newcomers.
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[GO TO ACC CONNECTION APRISA]
In our ACC Connection, Mike Stevens has the sudden impact and a Hokie senior who finally feels at home against the Hurricanes.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/July 1, 2003; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/18th Season at Virginia Tech; :27]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/2000 Season; :54]
[SUPER=01-Eric Green/VT Senior Cornerback; 1:06]
[SUPER=@mike1; 2:18]
[RUNS=2:33]
[OUT Q=....NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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(( When the ACC officially welcomed the Hokies and Hurricanes on July 1st of last year at Grandover Resort in Greensboro - most figured Miami would make an immediate impact while the Hokies would be middle of the pack material, at best in their first year. But when you've waited forever to get in the Country Club you want to use your membership card right away. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) While the Hokies waited over 50 years to get in the ACC, senior Eric Green has waited four years to get back in the Orange Bowl. As a freshman he was smoked like a country ham by future NFL star Santana Moss in a 41-to-21 loss to the Canes in 2000. ((ERIC GREEN:)) When it was time to go back to Miami in 2002, Green was sidelined with a character season ending knee injury. ((ERIC GREEN:)) Green, who is from Clewiston, Florida has had his moments against the Canes at Lane Stadium. In 2001 he blocked this punt that was returned for a TD, and then last season Green got his own touchdown - picking off Brock Berlin in the Hokies 31-to-7 victory over Miami.)) ((ERIC GREEN:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))
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[S-Promo]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[Take Friday Promo Board FS] Mike will bring you plenty of pre-game coverage, live from Miami. He'll begin with live reports from the Orange Bowl tomorrow on News 7 at 5 and 6. [Take Saturday AM Promo Board FS] And Mike will join us throughout the hour on News 7 Saturday morning, starting at 8:00 a.m.
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[S-Miami]


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Some Miami Hurricanes won't consider the season a success without the ACC title.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Joel Rodriquez/Miami Center; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brock Berlin/21 TD Passes as Miami QB This Season; :22]
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[OUT Q=.....go out and do it"]
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=avalanche]


The Houston Astros have named Ivan DeJesus the new manager for the Salem Avalanche. The 51 year old spent last year with the Class A South Atlantic League Lexington legends. DeJesus replaces Russ Nixon who was re-assigned to Greenville in the Appalachian League.

[S-Busch]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-177 1:59:55]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup]
[ENG#=3]


Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch continues to soak up the accolades this week in New York
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :]

and while the 2004 hardware he won looks good today, it will soon be old news and the focus will shift to the 2005 season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kurt Busch/2004 Nextel Cup Champion; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=......enjoy it as much as I can"]
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[Chopper-Show]
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[TAPE#=04-40 TC1:16:15]
[ANCHOR=Jean 2-Shot]


Reality t-v is coming to Lynchburg.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Fans of the motorcycle show "American Chopper" on the Discovery Channel are about to meet the men of Milwaukee Iron.
Steve Smallshaw gives us a preview.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For more than]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cirina Catania/"Southern Steel" Producer; :26]
[SUPER=01-Randy Simpson/Milwaukee Iron Owner; :47]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( For more than twenty years, Randy Simpson and his crew had toiled in relative obscurity ... making motorcycle parts and custom bikes in their Lynchburg shop.
[natsot marker 18:21:30]
[RUNS= 01]


But enter a crew from The Discovery Channel, and now millions of people will soon know all about Simpson and Milwaukee Iron.
The shop is the setting for Discovery's latest motorcycle-based reality show ... producers say it's as much about the characters as it is the bikes.
[SOT 18:36:02]

((CIRINA CATANIA/'SOUTHERN STEEL' PRODUCER: THERE'S A LOT OF VERY PERSONAL MOMENTS BETWEEN THE GUYS, A LOT OF FUNNY MOMENTS. THEY'RE GOING TO SEE A SHOW THAT'S VERY FUNNY, BUT THEY'RE ALSO GOING TO SEE A SHOW THAT TEACHES THEM A LOT ABOUT HOW TO BUILD A GREAT BIKE.))
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[OUT Q=a great bike.]


Six months of taping have produced seven high-priced bikes and 12 t-v shows ... a series that's about to make Milwaukee Iron a household name.
[SOT 18:41:14]

((RANDY SIMPSON/MILWAUKEE IRON OWNER: I THINK IT WILL BE KIND OF STRANGE WATCHING US ON THERE, BUT WE'VE REALLY TRIED TO HAVE A GOOD TIME AND ENJOY OURSELVES JUST LIKE WHAT WE ALWAYS DO. WE TRY TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE WHERE THE CAMERA CREW'S REALLY NOT EVEN THERE, AND WE ACT LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME.))
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[OUT Q=all the time.]

[Standup 18:48:05] ((Right now, Milwaukee Iron occupies about 10-thousand square feet in a Lynchburg industrial park. But Randy Simpson figures once the show premieres Friday, expansion won't be far behind.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=be far behind.]
[SOT 18:44:05]

((SIMPSON: I KNOW THAT IT'S GOING TO MAKE THIS BUSINESS GROW SO FAST AND SO HARD. IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING TOWARDS GETTING SET UP FOR, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT WE'LL EVER BE READY FOR IT.))
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[OUT Q=ready for it.]


The show "Southern Steel" premieres this Friday night at 9. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))