03/16/05

6 p.m.

ENG#=1 VO NAT

VO NAT


KEITH on VO KEITH on VO

The site of last night's
two-alarm fire is condemned, though the
condos will ultimately be repaired.
Jean 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot

And our capital correspondent's
in Roanoke for the Democrat's campaign
kick-off in the race for Governor.
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

Tonight on News 7 sports - the
Hokies prepare for round two of the
NIT.

Ricky Stokes is hired as the new
head coach at ECU.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT And JJ Redick is the named the


ACC's player of the year tonight by the
Associated Press.

(END VO) END VO


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ROBIN ON CAM ROBIN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Light snow and chilly temperatures will


retreat pretty soon with spring just
around the corner. We'll check the
forecast in a moment.
KEITH 4-Shot KEITH 4-Shot

News Seven at Six is next
Open (Open)

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*CG 4054





*CG 306


*CG standup Keith Humphry
khumphry@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Jean Jadhon
jjadhon@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com


*CG 2line Robin Reed
rreed@wdbj7.com

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ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




JEAN on VO

JEAN on V/O

Officials rule yesterday's fire in
Roanoke an accident.
KEITH on VO KEITH on VO

Repairing the damage to the
upscale condos could take months.

(END VO) END VO


KEITH 2-Shot Keith 2-Shot

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry

JEAN 2-Shot Jean 2-Shot

And I'm Jean Jadhon
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JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT

Investigators have now determined the
cause of a fire yesterday at a South
Roanoke condominium.
KEITH 2-SHOT KEITH 2-SHOT

It happened at the Olde Georgetown of
Crystal Spring condos at 23rd and
Jefferson.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & DOUBLE BOXES


Myranda/Microwave That's where Myranda Stephens is
tonight.
JEAN ON BOXES JEAN IN BOXES

Myranda, what caused the fire?

LIVE=Myranda Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG standup Myranda Stephens
mstephens@wdbj7.com


*CG live Roanoke

Keith, investigators say an overheated
electrical system started the fire,
which they say began in the attic --

Officials estimate the damage at a half
million dollars, but as we've said
before, firefighters say it could have

been worse.

ENG#=4 SOT FULL



SOT FULL



INQ=We stood




*CG 2line Marlan Morris
Roanoke Fire Marshal
*CG locator Roanoke


*CG 2line Geoffrey Jennings
Mother Lives in Condo

<<
RUN05 (END SOT)



OQ=





SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ= 8:36 MARLAN MORRIS/ROANOKE FIRE


MARSHAL: WE STOOD QUITE A JOLT HERE
WITH THE FIRE EXPERIENCING THE WATER
DAMAGE AND ALL THAT WE EXPECT THAT THE
BUILDING WILL BE SALVAGEABLE 41

RUNS= (END SOT)



OQ= Today, residents were allowed to go


back inside the building to pick up
some of their belongings.

That's what Geoffrey Jennings was doing
for his 85-year-old mother who left
behind her most prized possession --
her cat.


SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ= 4:42 GEOFFREY JENNINGS/MOTHER LIVES IN


CONDO: THAT'S WHAT SHE WAS MOST WORRIED
ABOUT WAS GETTING THAT CAT OUT AND LAST
NIGHT THE CHIEF OWENS TOLD ME IT WAS
FINE AND UNDER THE BED AND JUST LOCKED
UP 448 REPORTER: PROBABLY A LITTLE
FRIGHTENED THOUGH? JENNINGS: YEAH A
LITTLE FRIGHTENED, TIMID, BUT SHE'LL BE
FINE 54

RUN12 (END SOT)



OQ= It appears that will also be the case


for all of the residents.

Officials say only about half a dozen
were in the building at the time of the
fire, and all got out safely.

The building has been condemned, which
means it could still be months before
the residents are allowed to move back
in.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ= 632 IT SOUNDS LIKE TO ME THAT SHE COULD


BE BACK IN A COUPLE MONTHS WHEREAS THE
OTHERS MIGHT TAKE A LITTLE LONGER 38>>

RUNS= (END SOT)



OQ=take a little longer.





LIVE=Myranda Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG live Roanoke




DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & (DOUBLE BOXES)


Myranda/Microwave
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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Police say a 13-year-old boy


pulled a gun on a girl at a Danville
middle school today.

A school resource officer heard
about the incident, confronted the boy
and found a gun tucked into his
waistband.

The Bonner Middle School student
was charged with brandishing a firearm
and was staken to a dentention home.


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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Citizens helped bust a meth lab
ENG#=1 in Wythe County this week.



VO-NAT VO-NAT



They called the Sheriff's office
around three o'clock yesterday to
report a suspicious odor coming from a
trailer next door on East Lee Highway

in the Graham's Forge section of the
county.

Investigators searched the home
with the owner's permission and found a
meth lab.

35 year old Ronald Lee Ratcliffe
and 29 year old Tracy Renee Danner were
arrested and charged with manufacturing
methamphetamine and conspiracy to make
the drug.

They're both being held at the
New River Valley jail without bond.
END VO END VO
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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Danville police have arrested a man


they believe is responsible for a home
invasion last week.
TAKE APRISA MUG SHOT TAKE APRISA FULL

Police say 29- year- old David Gordon
Ferrell, of Danville, turned himself
in.

He now faces several charges including
robbery, attempted robbery, and
burglary with intent to commit assault.
KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Last Wednesday, a resident of Hughes



Street told police that a man walked
into his apartment, threatened him and
a woman who was also there, and
demanded money.

The resident said the gunman put the
woman in a head lock, and pointed a gun
at her, before escaping with an
undisclosed amount of money.
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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Campaign 2005 Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine


made his intent to run for governor
official today.

His - five- city kickoff tour
took him from Roanoke to Norfolk.

News7 @ 6 in monitor DOUBLE BOXES



DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jennifer/Newsroom Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer


Wishon was with Kaine when he stopped
in Roanoke.

Jean, After waiting for Kaine to
finish lunch at the Roanoke wiener
stand...

LIVE=Jennifer Full/Newsroom LIVE FULL

*CG standup Jennifer Wishon
jwishon@WDBJ7.com Supporters heard some new plans
to cut taxes and more about the man
himself.


ENG#=2 SOT FULL



SOT FULL



INQ=




*CG locator Roanoke
00
*CG 2line Tim Kaine

(D) Candidate for Governor


15


*CG 2line Linwood Holton

(R) Former Virginia Governor


:54


*CG 2line Mo Amin
Salem High School Student
1:47



RUNS=1:56 (END SOT)



OQ=TO GIVE YOU THE SOLS <<((NAT SOUND))



Flanked by his three children,
parents and in-laws which includes
former Republican Governor Linwood
Holton- Tim Kaine kicked off his
gubernatorial campaign in the Star
City.

SOT FULL SOT FULL 4:31:52 {LYO]



INQ=Here's what I believe TIM KAINE: HERE'S WHAT I BELIEVE.


FAMILIES, BUSINESSES AND LOCAL

GOVERNMENTS PAY THEIR BILLS AND THE
STATE SHOULD PAY ITS BILLS TOO.

RUN08 (END SOT)



OQ=should pay its bills too. Kaine applauded the Warner


administration's tax reform package
passed last year and had a strong
message for those who voted against the
plan.

SOT FULL SOT FULL 4:32:02 LYO



INQ=To those who were TIM KAINE: TO THOSE WHO WERE OUR


PARTNERS IN PUTTING POLITICS ASIDE FOR
THE GOOD OF OUR STATE, I SALUTE YOU.
TO THOSE WHO STOOD IN THE WAY OF
PROGRESS, IT'S TIME TO GET OUT OF THE
WAY.

RUN11 (END SOT)



OQ=to get out of the way. Kaine talked about his Christian


faith and the values of hard work and
honesty he learned working in his
father's iron- shop.

He also recognized former
Governor Holton for being a political
role-model.

SOT FULL SOT FULL 27:23



INQ= LINWOOD HOLTON: TIM'S A DEMOCRAT, I'M


A REPUBLICAN, HE'S THE BEST CANDIDATE
AVAILABLE TO BE GOVERNOR AND I'M HAPPY
TO CAMPAIGN FOR HIM.

RUN07 (END SOT)




OQ= A former Richmond mayor, Kaine


talked about his experience with
attracting businesses and vowed to grow
Virginia's economy by keeping taxes
low, funding education and fixing
Virginia's transportation system.

He says he's particularly
concerned with high taxes on Virginia
homes and farms.

SOT FULL SOT FULL 4:32:23 LYO



INQ=I cut Homeowner TIM KAINE: I CUT HOMEOWNER TAXES AS


MAYOR, AND I'LL FIGHT TO CUT HOMEOWNER
TAXES AS YOUR NEXT GOVERNOR. AND WE'LL
DO IT IN A FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE WAY
THAT SCHOOLS WIN, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
WIN, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY VIRGINIA
FAMILIES WIN.

RUN16 (END SOT)



OQ=Virginia families win. These Salem High School students


say they were impressed with Kaine's
support for K-12 and higher education.

They were also impressed that
he'd actually taken the History SOL
test.

SOT FULL SOT FULL 4:39:12 [LYO]



INQ= MO AMIN: HE KNOWS WHAT WE'RE GOING


THROUGH AS HIGH SCHOOLERS AND HE DID A
REALLY GREAT JOB TELLING US THAT HE HAS
EVIDENCE THAT LOOK I CAN DO JUST AS

GOOD AS YOU CAN AND I HAVE A REASON
TO GIVE YOU THE SOLS.

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OQ=





LIVE=Jen Full/BAM LIVE FULL



Kaine says Southwest Virginians
can expect to see lots of him between
now and November.

DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jen/Newsroom DOUBLE BOXES



His likely Republican opponent,
Southwest Virginia native Jerry Kilgore
officially kicks off his campaign next
week.

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KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot

Taxes may be going up in
another New River Valley community.

More on that when News Seven
at Six returns.

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT




VO-NAT




JEAN 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot

Plus an unexpected visitor at
an area office building. A car crashes
through the wall.

(END VO) END VO


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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Accident A car crashed through a Roanoke County
ENG#=1 office building this afternoon.



VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke Co.

It happened just after one o-clock on
Electric Road at the Friends for the
Blue Ridge Parkway office.

No one was injured.

A 74 year Samuel Lyle says he may have
put the car in drive instead of
reverse.

Linda Kassar was typing at her desk
when the unexpected came crashing
through her window.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=It sounded like...




*CG 2line Linda Kassar
Friends of Blue Ridge Parkway LINDA KASSAR; IT SOUNDED LIKE A BOMB
WAS COMING. I CAN'T DESRIBE IT TO YOU.
IT WAS VIBRATING AND ALL OF A SUDDEN
POW!

RUNS=7



OQ=...all of a sudden POW!





VO-NAT VO-NAT




The driver faces charges of failing to
maintain control.

(END VO) (END VO)


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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None After months of rumor and
ENG#=2 speculation- confirmation that a new


community is coming to the Layman
Orchards.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Daleville

The 119-acre property in
Daleville is being proposed as
Botetourt County's first traditional
neighborhood district.

The new community would be called
"Daleville Town Center" and feature
commercial space, 180-residential units
and 120-multifamily units.

The goal of the development is to
provide a neighborhood similar to those
of the '40's which featured a mix of
land used and building types.

A meeting will be held tomorrow
night to introduce the project to the
community.

That will be from six to eight

o'clock at the Greenfield Education and
Training Center in Daleville.

(END VO) (END VO)


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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Another New River Valley


community is looking at a tax hike.

Montgomery County is considering
a three cent increase to the real
estate tax.

That would take the tax from 67
cents to 70 cents.

Officials say the overall county
budget is up nearly 4-percent from last
year.

Earlier this week, Blacksburg
announced it too was looking at a three
cent hike.
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KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot

A gloomy outlook from General
Motors and a new high for oil prices
sent Wall Street lower.
JEAN 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot
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112.03 The DOW fell 112 points.
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KEITH 2-sHOT KEITH 2-SHOT Trying to find work, a
place to live or medical care in a
strange city can be hard.
JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT



It's even more difficult when you
don't speak the language.
JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE But a group in Lynchburg is ready


to help.


Steve Smallshaw has the story.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL
SOT FULL



INQ=Just last week




*CG locator Lynchburg
:08


*CG 2line Ruth Heim
International Assistance Center
:19


*CG 2line Peter Jung
International Assistance Center
:46


*CG transltr Amadeo Bautista
Mexican Immigrant
1:08


*CG reporter Steve Smallshaw
ssmallshaw@wdbj7.com << Just last week, headlines were 1:26 hailing Lynchburg as a diverse city
where more than 18 foreign languages
are spoken by its residents.

But language and cultural barriers
may also prevent many of those
international immigrants from finding a
job, getting an education or even

filling a prescription.

That's where Ruth Heim and her
group are ready to help.

SOT FULL 3:03:32 SOT FULL



IN Q=Many internationals RUTH HEIM/INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE


CENTER: MANY INTERNATIONALS, THEY COME
HERE, THEY DON'T SPEAK THE LANGUAGE,
THEY FEEL OUT OF PLACE, THEY DON'T KNOW
WHERE TO GO AND BY SENDING THEM TO THIS
CENTER WE WILL BE PROVIDING SEVERAL
SERVICES TO THEM.

RUN13 (END SOT)



OUT Q=services to them. Heim and the others have bought


this home on Fort Avenue and want to
convert it into an international
community center ... a sort of
gathering place for new arrivals where
they can get help and are made to feel
at home.

SOT FULL 3:12:23 SOT FULL



IN Q=We help them PETER JUNG/INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE


CENTER: WE HELP THEM TO HAVE A BETTER
QUALITY OF LIFE AND LIVING HERE AND
WORKING HERE, AND THEY APPRECIATING OUR
HELP.

RUN12 (END SOT)



OUT Q=appreciating our help. Amadeo Bautista came to Lynchburg


two years ago to find construction work
... he's a Mexican national with

limited English skills who figures to
benefit greatly from the center.

SOT FULL 3:15:35 SOT FULL



IN Q=He says they AMADEO BAUTISTA (THROUGH TRANSLATOR):


HE SAYS THEY WILL BENEFIT BECAUSE PETER
HAS MENTIONED THAT HE WANTS TO HELP
ALSO THE LATINOS WHO DO NOT SPEAK
ENGLISH AND HELP THEM WITH
TRANSLATIONS.

RUN15 (END SOT)



OUT Q=with translations. The group still needs donations to


help renovate the home and get it up
and running.

Their proposal goes to the
planning commission next week.

Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.
>>

RUNS=1:34 (END SOT)



OQ=News7, Lynchburg.



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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None A Franklin County couple says they want
ENG#=2 to start a youth center that's


affordable for *everyone.*

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Franklin Co.


Mike and Jennifer Patterson say *their*
youth center would offer educational
and recreational programs for children
who can't afford places like the
Y-M-C-A.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=Some of the




*CG 2line Mike Patterson
Franklin Co. Youth Center, Inc. MIKE PATTERSON/FRANKLIN CO. YOUTH
CENTER, INC.; SOME OF THE PROGRAMS THAT
WE WILL OFFER WE WON'T CHARGE FOR. WE
HOPE TO GET THE SUPPORT TO WHERE WE
DON'T HAVE TO CHARGE FOR THEM.

RUNS=07



OQ=charge for them (Second Reference)





VO-NAT VO-NAT



The Pattersons say they've gotten a lot
of verbal support from the community,
but still need more financial support.

The two are now holding fundraisers to
put them closer to estimated two
million dollars needed for the project.

(END VO) (END VO)


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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM


GRAPHIC=None Coming up tonight on News 7
ENG#=APRISA sports - JJ is the ACC's player of the


year.

Ricky Stokes and Terry Holland
are reunited.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



And the Hokies are putting out
their best sales pitch in hopes of
hosting a second round NIT game this
weekend.

(END VO) END VO



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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=bam Roanoke native J.J. Redick is
ENG#=1 this year's Atlantic Coast Conference


Player of the Year according to the
Associated Press.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Durham, NC
This Season J.J. easily beat out North
:00 Carolina's Sean May and Chris Paul of
Wake Forest in voting by the

Atlantic Coast Sports Media
Association. Of the 121 ballots cast,
Redick got 68 of them. May got

34, and Paul 11.

Redick led the ACC in scoring,
free throw percentage and minutes

played while helping the Blue Devils
finish 3rd in the final A-P top 25.
They won their sixth ACC tournament
title in seven years behind Redick, who
was named M-V-P of the event on Sunday.

Duke begins play in the NCAA
tournament Friday as the top

seed in the Austin Regional.

(END VO) (END VO)


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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NCAA Former Va. Tech Head Coach Ricky
ENG#=2 Stokes was named the new head coach at


East Carolina this afternoon.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Columbia, SC
This Season The 42 year old Stokes, who has :00 been an assistant under Dave Odom at
South Carolina since leaving

Blacksburg, was hired today by Terry
Holland to be ECU's next skipper.


He's already named former
Chattanooga and VCU coach Mack McCarthy
as his associate head coach. There's
speculation that Ralph Sampson or
Richard Morgan may also be on the
staff.

(END VO) (END VO)


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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NIT Virginia Tech awaits Memphis or
ENG#=3 Northeastern in the NIT second round.


Steve Mason says they will face a team
from Blacksburg building a tradition in
this tournament.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=




*CG standup Steve Mason
smason@wdbj7.com
:00


*CG locator Blacksburg
Last Night
:15



*CG 2line Seth Greenberg
Va.Tech Head Men's Basketball Coach
:24


*CG 2line Jamon Gordon
Va. Tech Sophomore Guard
:43


*CG 2line Zabian Dowdell
Va. Tech Point Guard
1:12


*CG 2line Carlos Dixon
Va. Tech Senior Guard < to go 8 and 8 in the regular season and
not receive an NCAA bid, Greenberg says
this tourney is vital to Tech.

SETH GREENBERG/VA. TECH HEAD MEN'S
BASKETBALL COACH

7,416 fans turned out for Tech's NIT
appearance and the players gave it
their best sales pitch to bring round
two back.

JAMON GORDON/VA. TECH SOPHOMORE GUARD

CARLOS DIXON/VA. TECH SENIOR GUARD

The Hokies shot 59 pecentpercent from
the free throw line against Temple and

32 percent from the floor, off from
their 43 percent average.

ZABIAN DOWDELL/VA. TECH GUARD

Tech should find out their second
round NIT date and site Thursday. Steve
Mason News 7 sports.>>



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TAKE FS GFX TAKE FS GFX FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON

March Madness begins tomorrow
here on Your Hometown Station.

The Kentucky Wildcats open things
up against Eastern Kentucky in a 12:15
tip.

Then right after that one Boston
College takes on Penn. TAKE FS GFX FOR THURSDAY NIGHT

Thursday night the Wake Forest
Demon Deacons take on Chattanooga. And
Thursday night has West Virginia
Mountaineers hooking up with Creighton.


Check the complete list of games
for Thursday and Friday on WDBJ, 7-one
and 7-two on our website at WDBJ-7 dot
com.
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=FFE One of Friday Football Extra's
ENG#=4 triple A teams has a new head coach


tonight.

John Lacy Harris crosses the
border from North Carolina's Person
County high school to take over at
Halifax County.

Harris knows plenty about Halifax
- he beat the Comets 9 times in 13
meetings.

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*CG file NFL
:00 Also, the Redskins have signed
free agent safety Pierson Prioleau to a
contract.

The former Hokies is a six-year NFL
veteran who made his mark with the
49ers and in particular the Buffalo
Bills where he played for current

Skins' defensive coordinator Gregg
Williams.

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JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT

Some Bedford County elementary
school student welcomed a hometown hero
this afternoon.
Keith 2-Shot Keith 2-SHot

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Bedford Co.

Students at Otter River
Elementary welcomed Specialist Chris
Sink with a standing ovation.

The 22-year-old soldier is a 2000
graduate of Jefferson Forest High
School and currently stationed in
Bagram, Afghanistan.

His mom works at the school - and
before long teachers and students
adopted him as their own and started
sending letters and care packages.

Today he said thanks.

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*CG 2line Spec. Chris Sink
VA National Guard SPEC. CHRIS SINK, VA NATIONAL GUARD:
DEFINITELY MEANS A LOT TO EVERYONE OVER

THERE. WHEN WE GET SOMETHING FROM
HOME, IT SHOWS HOW MUCH SUPPORT WE HAVE
IN THE UNITED STATES AND SEE HOW MUCH
APPRECIATION PEOPLE OVER HERE HAVE FOR
US. MEANS MORE TO US THAN PEOPLE CAN
UNDERSTAND.

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OQ=..people can understand.





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Sink also showed the kids
traditional Afghan dress and talked
about their way of life.

Sink was a senior at Virginia
Tech when he was called up.

He expects to be back in VIrginia
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