12/06/05

News-7 at 6



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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*CG standup Keith Humphry
khumphry@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Jean Jadhon
jjadhon@wdbj7.com



*CG 304


*CG standup Mike Stevens >>
mstevens@wdbj7.com
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JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT

It's been weeks since election
night but today the groundwork for a
recount in the Virginia's Attorney
General race has been set.
KEITH ON APRISA KEITH ON APRISA
TAKE RECOUNT APRISA FS TAKE APRISA FS

Attornies for Bob McDonnell and
Creigh Deeds met in court today and a
judge scheduled the recount for
December 20th.

Attornies for both parties
believe the recount will only take one
day.

Results will then be sent to
Richmond to be certified.

A trial to name the winner of the
recount is set for December 21st.

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Micro Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer
Wishon was in court today.

Jenn - what will actually happen
during that trial on the 21st?.

LIVE=Jennifer Full/State Micro LIVE FULL

*CG standup Jennifer Wishon
jwishon@wdbj7.com


*CG live Richmond

Keith, the state board of
elections will tally up all the results
of the recount.

A three judge panel will also
rule on any disputed ballots and
determine the winner.

Today attornies for both sides
met before one of the judges on that
panel to start laying the ground work
for the recount.

And, as expected, there were
several points of contention over how
ballots will be handled.

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*CG locator Richmond
:00







*CG 2line Bob McDonnell
Attorney General-elect
:13


*CG 2line Joe Kearfott
Deeds Recount Attorney
:52




*CG 2line Bill Hurd
McDonnell Recount Attorney
1:19





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OQ=NOT JUST FOR THE TWO CANDIDATES, BUT <
ALSO FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA. McDonnell's attorneys.

Ballots are currently being
stored under lock and key in circuit
clerk offices across the state.

McDonnell's attorneys wanted the
judge to order all those boxes taped
shut.

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INQ=Every time you handle 17:56:44 BOB MCDONNELL: EVERY TIME YOU


HANDLE A BALLOT THERE'S A POTENTIAL FOR
BOTH HUMAN ERROR AND THERE'S A CHANCE

TO AFFECT THE INTEGRITY OF THAT BALLOT.

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OQ=of that ballot. Instead of requiring tape, the


chief judge of Richmond's Circuit Court
ordered clerks provide an inventory of
how they're storing the ballots and who
has access to them.

McDonnell's legal team also
requested local registrars make copies
of the the statement of results from
every precinct.

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INQ=We'd been trying 17:55:41 BOB MCDONNELL: WE'D BEEN


TRYING TO GET THOSE FOR A WHILE AND
BEEN HAVING SOME DIFFICULTIES BUT THE
JUDGE ORDERED THAT THEY BE MADE READILY
AVAILABLE SO WE'VE GOT ALL THE
INFORMATION.

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OQ=all the information. Democrat Creigh Deeds was not in


court today but was represented by a
team of five lawyers.

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INQ=We believe the best 17:52:21 JOE KEARFOTT: WE BELIEVE THE


BEST WAY IN WHICH TO ENSURE THAT EVERY
VOTE IN VIRGINIA IS COUNTED IS TO
RE-RUN ALL THE PAPER BALLOTS THE SAME
WAY THEY WERE RUN ON ELECTION NIGHT.

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OQ=run on election night. This isn't the first time Deeds'


attorney Joe Kearfott and McDonnell's
attorney Bill Hurd have found
themselves on opposite sides of the
aisle during a recount.

Both were involved in the
gubernatorial recount in 1989 and hope
this one goes just as smoothly.

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INQ=It has allowed us to 18:03:26 BILL HURD: IT HAS ALLOWED US


TO HOPEFULLY SAVE SOME TIME AND COME UP
WITH SOME PROCEDURES THAT WORKED WELL
BACK THEN, NOT JUST FOR THE TWO
CANDIDATES, BUT ALSO FOR THE PEOPLE OF
VIRGINIA.

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OQ=people of Virginia.





LIVE=Jennifer Full/State Micro LIVE FULL

*CG live Richmond

Another hearing on the matter is
scheduled for Friday.

That's when the full three- judge
panel will finalize all the recount
procedures.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jennifer/State DOUBLE BOXES


Micro Keith, Both men remain confident
they'll be certified the winner of the
recount.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Governor Mark Warner is

HEALTHCHECK 7 ANIM pumping 500-million dollars into mental
health programs.

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*CG locator Lynchburg

Lynchburg's Central Virginia
Training Center is among the facilities
that will be replaced.

Western State Hospital in
Augusta County will also be rebuilt.
JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Part of the plan also calls


for community-based centers for the
mentally retarded.
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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE It was created after the deaths of


three people this summer at Smith
Mountain Lake.

And tonight the Smith Mountain Lake
Task Force present some of its

recommendations to improve safety to
the public.

SML Graphic in MOnitor DOUBLE BOXES



DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Myranda/NEwsroom But, as Myranda Stephens tells us, some


are already disputing the changes.

Jean, the recommendations include such
things like mandatory education for all
boaters, adding speed limits and
increasing patrols.

LIVE= Myranda Full/Newsroom LIVE FULL

*CG standup Myranda Stephens
mstephens@wdbj7.com But Curry Martin, the president of the
Eastlake Business Association, says his
organization has come with some
recommendations of their own -- ones
they think are better.

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*CG 2line Curry Martin
Eastlake Business Association


*CG locator Smith Mountain Lake
File Tape





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OQ=BASED OUR RECOMMENDATIONS ON <<



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INQ= 3557 THE MANDATORY EDUCATION IS GOOD,


BUT IT NEEDS TO BE PHASED IN WITH ALONG
WITH THE SURROUNDING STATES, TO MAKE
NOT JUST TO SINGLE VIRGINIA OUT, WHERE
WE DON'T WANT YOU HERE, UNLESS YOU'VE
HAD A BOATING COURSE 08

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OQ= Martin says the real solution is


targeting violators -- with mandatory
education after each violation, and
stricter penalties of up to a thousand
dollars.

He says adding things like speed limits
and a noise ordinance can also hurt
tourism, which is the lake's bread and
butter.

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INQ= 38:15 IT WOULD BE SO CONFUSING TO


EVERYBODY, I CAN GO DOWN HERE, I CAN'T
GO HERE, WELL WHERE YOU GONNA GO? WELL
DON'T GO TO SML, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE
RULES ARE THERE NOW, THEY HAVE SO MANY
RULES 26

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OQ= But, Task Force leader Ralph Brush says


Martin represents a vocal minority,
that just doesn't want to see change.

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INQ= 4817 RALPH BRUSH: AND THEY HAVE THEIR


OPINION, AND WE'VE DONE A GREAT DEAL OF
RESEARCH AND WE HAVE OUR FACTS, AND
THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BASED OUR
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LIVE=Myuranda Full/Newsroom LIVE FULL



I have a copy of a letter Colonel
Gerald Massengill, the interim director
of the the department of game and
inland fisheries, wrote to State
senator Stephen Newman -- and in it, he
actually backs a lot of Martin's
recommendations.

It even says quote: ...

DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Myranda/Newsroom DOUBLE BOXES



So, Jean, if the interim director of
the DGIF doesn't even fully stand
behind these recommendations, you gotta
wonder just how far they will go.

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Fire Authorities aren't sure what caused


a fire that destroyed a Bedford County
home this morning.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Bedford Co.

Around 9:30, someone spotted smoke
coming from an old farmhouse on
Pendleton Road near Shady Grove.

By the time firefighters arrived,
the house was engulfed in flames.

Crews spent several hours hosing
down the remains and keeping the fire
from spreading to nearby buildings.

The owner says he lost just about
everything including lots of memories.

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INQ=Some of the




*CG 2line Olin Pendleton
Homeowner 22:11:00 OLIN PENDLETON/HOMEOWNER: SOME
OF THE KIDS BROUGHT SOME OF THEIR
CHRISTMAS STUFF OVER HERE AND PUT IT IN
THERE SO THEIR KIDS COULDN'T SEE IT,
YOU KNOW, AND OF COURSE THAT GOT BURNT
UP IN THERE, BUT LIKE I SAY IT'S

REPLACEABLE, TOO.

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OQ=it's replaceable too.





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Pendleton says the house had been
in his family for a hundred years.

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*CG locator Roanoke Co.
Yesterday A business owner in Roanoke
County is picking up the pieces after
his real estate office was destroyed.

Carson Carter has been operating
"Carter Associates" out of this
building on Airport Road for the last
14-years.

Early yesterday morning the
building was destroyed when fire raced

through the structure.

Carter says losses exceed
200-thousand dollars.

He told News7: investigators seem
to think the fire started around the
furnace, though he says it's relatively
new.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Hundreds came out to see a house


in Blacksburg being demolished this
morning.

It was for the national TV show
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

The show tears down and rebuilds
a home for a needy family in less than
week.

New River Valley Bureau Chief
Rachel DePompa was there

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INQ=It wasn't the




*CG locator Blacksburg
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*CG 2line Colleen Waland
VT Sophomore
:25
*CG 2line Lindsey Daugherty
VT Sophomore
1:00
*CG 2line Angie Arbia
VT Junior
1:05
*CG standup Rachel DePompa
rdepompa@wdbj7.com
1:12



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OQ=news 7, Blacksburg <<



(END SOT) NATS: Marching Virginians down street


around 5:01:00...



It wasn't the football team that got
the Marching Virginian's....



NAT: QUICK Students cheering....



and 750 Virginia Tech students up at
6:30 in the morning to do the Hokie
Pokey.



NATS: QUICK hokey pokey.




They actually came out to watch a
house.... collapse.



NATS: home coming down same shot vob.



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INQ=What they do COLLEEN WHALAND. SOPHOMORE.



9:04:00 WHAT THEY DO FOR THE
COMMUNITIES AND FOR THESE PEOPLE. IT'S
SO COOL. IT'S GREAT TO BE A PART OF IT.
WE'RE SO HAPPY TO BE OUT HERE. :10

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OQ=out here.



NATS: home coming down (sidewall)



Extreme Makeover: Home edition tore
down Carol Crawford Smith's house.
She's a single mother of two and former
professional dancer who was sidelined
by multiple sclerosis.



NATS: TY marching to music, quick



Led by popular show host Ty Pennington,
the students, along with dozens of
building contractors marched the
streets this morning, several times for
the sake of reality tv... in bitter
cold conditions... just for a chance to

be on the show.



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INQ=It was freezing LINDSEY DAUGHERTY SOPHOMORE. 9:38:00 IT


WAS FREEZING BUT IT WAS SO WORTH IT
CAUSE WE GOT A PICTURE WITH TY. IT WAS
SO MUCH FUN. :42

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OQ=much fun.



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INQ=I just think ANGIE ARBIA JUNIOR



8:48:00 I JUST THINK IT'S GREAT THEY
BROUGHT THIS TO OUR SCHOOL. WHAT THEY
DO IS SO AMAZING I WATCH IT EVERY WEEK.
AND WE'RE PROUD TO HAVE IT HERE. HOKIES
UNITED. RIGHT GUYS> HOKIES UNITED. :55

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OQ=hokies united (second time)



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INQ=THE SMITH FAMILY RACHEL DEPOMPA: 18:37:00 THE SMITH


FAMILY IS ACTUALLY ON A VACATION RIGHT
NOW IN CALIFORNIA AND THEY WON'T BE
BACK TO SEE THE HOME UNTIL IT'S
COMPLETELY FINISHED SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
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OQ=SUNDAY AFTERNOON



Taping will happen all week and there
are shuttle buses to get the public to

the site.

Construction will continue around the
clock until the home is finished.

Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg.>>

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KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot

Still ahead, part of a
Roanoke County mountainside will be
protected.

We'll explain how.

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JEAN ON VO JEAN ON VO

Plus Roanoke's mayor tries to
put a Christmas controversy to rest.

Coming up, what he wants to
call next year's tree lighting
ceremony.
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JAN 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot

It doesn't feel like it
outisde... but Mike Stevens is talking
baseball.

More on that when News 7
returns.

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KEITH ON VO KEITH ON VO

Plus this Radford man won
Olympic Gold almost 50 years ago. Now
he's being honored again.
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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Nelson Harris Roanoke's mayor is following through


on his promise to rectify the city's

Christmas controversy.

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*CG locator Roanoke

As we reported last night, Mayor
Harris wants the city's celebration
renamed to call it a Christmas-tree
lighting rather than a holiday one.

Today, the mayor sent a letter to the
city manager asking for the change.

Mayor Harris told News 7 it's the
right thing to do.

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INQ=People seem to




*CG 2line Nelson Harris
Roanoke Mayor NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE MAYOR: PEOPLE
SEEM TO HAVE THIS IMPRESSION THAT THERE
WAS SOME UNDERGROUND EFFORT TO REMOVE
CHRISTMAS AND INSERT HOLIDAY AND THAT
JUST HAS NOT BEEN THE CASE.

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OQ=been the case





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Mayor Harris points out the name of
the *tree* never changed, it was the

ceremony to *light* the tree.

The city now acknowledges it is
unclear who changed the name and when.

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You can read the entire text
of the mayor's letter on our website at
WDBJ7-dot-com.
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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE A Radford resident and Olympic


Gold-medalist is getting a big honor.

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*CG locator Radford

This Saturday, 74-year-old Harold
Connolly's hometown of Boston will
unveil a larger-than-life bronze
sculpture of him outside his old high

school.

He won the Olympic hammer throw
back in 19-56 in Melbourne, Australia.

He actually went to four Olympic
games and broke the world record seven
times.

Connolly also overcame great
odds.

His left arm was damaged at
birth...making the hammer throw even
more challenging.

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INQ=I THINK THAT




*CG 2line Harold Connolly
Olympic Gold Medalist HAROLD CONNOLLY/OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST I
THINK THAT PATIENCE AND PERSEVERANCE
AND FAITH YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH AND YOU
CAN ACHIEVE THE UNATTAINABLE. SO IF
THERE'S ANY MESSAGE IN THE STATUE
THAT'S WHAT I SEE IN IT FOR THE NEXT
GENERATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE.

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OQ=OF YOUNG PEOPLE





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Connolly was the director of the
U-S Special Olympics for eleven years.


He continues to help coach young
men and women who want to compete in
the Olympics for the hammer-throw.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Coming up tonight in Sports -


there is still time to apply for one of
the Roy Stanley Memorial scholarships
for this year.

Plus, we'll tell you why they
destroyed all the turf at Salem Stadium
- on purpose.

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VO-NAT And this Saturday's state


championship weekend is already shaping
up to be an interesting proposition for
Salem's opponent.



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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=AVS The Salem Avalanche announced


today that season tickets for next
season are now on sale.

Normally, with temperatures in
the 30s like they are today, we would
ignore this nonsense, but tonight.

Not with what the City of Salem
has done in the past month to make sure
next year's Avalanche players end up on
a Field of Dreams.

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*CG locator Salem
Last Season
:00
*CG file Last Month





*CG 2line Carey Harveycutter
Taliaferro Complex Director





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OQ=...to us here." << Tired of hearing about field
(END SOT) problems and turf mis-management in the


valley - then take a look at what's
been happened at Salem Stadium.

Right after the Avalanche season
ended last season - Salem decided to
completely replace the field with brand
new sod.

BITE OF CAREY

They did it first class and
strictly by the book - before the old
sod was cut out - it was destroyed to
keep disease from settling in the soil.

BITE OF CAREY

It took two and a half days to
cut it out, another to grade and
prepare the soil and part of another
week to finish off the process.

BITE OF CAREY

Harveycutter and Mike Tyler
oversaw the process that even included
some help from Salem native Murray Cook
- one of major league baseball's turf
gurus.


BITE OF CAREY

>>

MIKE ON CAMERA MIKE ON CAMERA

GRAPHIC=HOLD AVS The sod came from Delaware and


will be dressed up an covered with a
blanket before the end of the month.
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA Three schools from the Friday


Football Extra coverage are are still
alive and in the hunt for state
football titles this coming weekend as
Giles, William Campbell and Salem play
on.

Salem takes on Powhatan Saturday
at 12:30 at Liberty University and the
Indians are already at a big
disadvantage. Powhatan County does not
allow its students to practice or play
on days when they are out of school.

The snow forced school to be
closed there again today, so the
players have yet to practice for their
state title game this week.
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=ROY The Friday Football Extra awards


banquet is coming up next week at the
Salem Civic Center and at that time the
Roy Stanley Scholarship Foundation will
be raising the bar and handing five
scholarships this year.

If you are a high school senior
looking for some cash for college - you
are in luck because there is still time
to apply.

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INQ=IF ANYBODY...




*CG 2line Mike Bell
RSM Scholarship Foundation Director
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OQ=...DECEMBER 10TH." MIKE ON CAMERA

MIKE ON CAMERA

GRAPHIC=HOLD ROY Again, you can get the


information you need by simply going to
Roy Stanley Memorial dot org. There
also is a link to the site on our home
page, WDBJ-7 dot com.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NCAA FB In a couple of college football


items - UVa defensive coordinator Al
Golden officially took over as the new
head coach at Temple today.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT And former West Virginia head


coach Don Nehlen is one of 13 men who
will be inducted into the College
Football Hall of Fame tonight during
ceremonies at the Waldorf Astoria in
New York.

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KEITH 2-SHOT KEITH 2-SHOT

A gift from a leading Roanoke
Valley development company will help
protect an important viewshed in
Roanoke County.
JEAN ON VO JEAN ON VO

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke Co.

Fralin and Waldron has donated a
153- acre conservation easement on Read
Mountain.

The agreement will protect a
large portion of the mountain's eastern
slope from significant development.

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INQ=It's not often





*CG 2line Andy Kelderhouse
Fralin and Waldron President ANDY KELDERHOUSE/FRALIN AND WALDRON
PRESIDENT: IT'S NOT OFTEN THAT THERE'S
A PIECE OF LAND THAT ALLOWS YOU TO HAVE
A GOOD CONCERT OF SENSIBLE DEVELOPMENT,
AND CONSERVATION AND THIS PIECE OF
PROPERTY OFFERED THAT AND 153 ACRE GIFT
IS GOING TO BE WONDERFUL ASSET TO THE
ENTIRE VALLEY FOREVER.

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OQ=to the entire valley forever. .



VO-NAT VO-NAT



Next year, Fralin and Waldron
intends to donate the property to
Roanoke County for use as a public
park.

Future plans for the property
include trails, greenway connections,
and trail head parking. (END VO) (END VO)