04/07/06

News-7 at 6


ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT KEITH ON VO


KEITH ON VO Killer tornados again rip
through Tennessee.
JEAN ON VO JEAN ON VO

Now those same storms are
headed for Virginia.

(END VO) (END VO)


JEAN 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot

Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon
KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot

And I'm Keith Humphry
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Two people are confirmed dead
after severe weather in Tennessee.
JEAN 2-sHOT JEAN 2-sHOT

Now a Severe Thunderstorm Watch
is up for Western Virginia.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & DOUBLE BOXES


Robin/WXCENTER Let's get right to meterologist
Robin Reed in the Skytracker 7 Forecast
Center.

LIVE=Robin Full/WXCENTER LIVE FULL





TITAN/FULL **** RADAR ANALYSIS AND TRACKING









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GRAPHIC=NONE Two men have been charged with


murder in Giles County.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Giles Co.
This Morning 35 year old Curtis Morgan Horne
was shot in the head around 2:30 this
morning.

It happened at this home on Wolf
Creek Road, just outside Narrows.

New River Valley Bureau Chief
Rachel DePompa has the latest on the
investigation.
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INQ=These two men




*CG locator Pearisburg
:00


*CG 2line Brian Altizer
Giles Co. Sheriff
:16
*CG standup Rachel DePompa
rdepompa@wdbj7.com
:39

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OQ=news 7 giles county. < (END SOT) murdering their friend and roommate.



49 year old Andy Ray McKinney, in the
red sweatshirt and 21 year old Jarret
Lee Clark in the blue shirt are both
charged with first degree murder. Clark
also faces a gun charge.



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INQ=The reason BRIAN ALTIZER: 11:36:00 THE REASON WHY


HE WAS CHARGED WITH USE OF A FIREARM IS
BECAUSE HE WAS THE ONE WHO DID THE
KILLING YES, AND WHAT TYPE OF WEAPON
WAS IT? IT WAS A 38 CALIBER REVOLVER.

:44

RUN:09 (END SOT)



OQ=revolver.



Investigators say Clark used that
revolver to kill Curtis Morgan Horne in
their home on Wolf Creek Road, early
this morning. Morgan was shot once in
the head and died at the scene.



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INQ=There is a witness in this case. RACHEL DEPOMPA: 21:15:00 THERE IS A


WITNESS IN THIS CASE. POLICE SAY A MAN
WHO'S FRIENDS WITH EVERYONE INVOLVED
WAS INSIDE THE HOUSE AND ACTUALLY MADE
THE 911 PHONE CALL TELLING POLICE ABOUT
THE SHOOTING. :24

RUN:09 (END SOT)



OQ=about the shooting.



As for men accused of the crime,
investigators say they are talking...



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INQ=They've been BRIAN ALTIZER: 12:08:11:00 THEY'VE BEEN


VERY COOPERATIVE WITH US AND THEY HAVE
BOTH GIVEN STATEMENTS COURSE THAT LEADS
TO FURTHER INVESTIGATION OBVIOUSLY.
:19

IT'S NOT DONE YET, BUT WE'RE WELL ON
OUR WAY. :23


RUN:12 (END SOT)



OQ=on our way.



The sheriff says investigators are
still trying to figure out a motive for
the crime and what exactly happened.

Rachel DePompa, News 7, Giles County.
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GRAPHIC=Shay Ward A Campbell County teenager will


spend at least the next 31 years in
prison for the rape, robbery and
beating of an elderly woman last
spring.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT 18-year-old Shay William Ward had


told police he committed the crimes to
get money to pay for his prom date.

Today the judge sentenced Ward to
a total of 131 years with 100 years
suspended.

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INQ=For two weeks




*CG 2line Mike Doucette
Lynchburg Prosecutor 7:16:33 MIKE DOUCETTE/LYNCHBURG

PROSECUTOR: FOR TWO WEEKS, MAD MAX
TERRORIZED LYNCHBURG AND CAMPBELL
COUNTY, AND THAT THE JUDGE -- IN
FASHIONING THE SENTENCE -- GAVE HIM 35
YEARS WITH THIRTY SUSPENDED FOR RAPE.
THAT MEANS AN ACTIVE FIVE-YEAR
SENTENCE. I'M A BIT CONCERNED WITH THE
MESSAGE THAT SENDS. AGAIN, I REALIZE
THE BALANCE THAT THE COURT WAS TRYING
TO STRIKE.

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OQ=trying to strike.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Ward still faces sentencing for two
other burglaries in Campbell County
last year.

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None The City of Buena Vista has


decided NOT to appeal citations issued
for a fatal trench collapse.


ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Buena Vista
September 21, 2005 Last month, the Virginia
Department of Labor and Industry issued
four citations as a result of of a
trench collapse that killed Roger
Coleman and David "Pee Wee" Carter in
September.

The City's Attorney says since
the accident, the city has created a
safety training coordinator position.

(END VO) (END VO)


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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Hurricane Preps Hurricane season is right around


the corner and experts predict it will
be active.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Virginia Beach
2003 The mid- Atlantic was spared last
year, but Virginia is no stranger to
powerful storms.

The Commonwealth took a direct

hit from Hurricane Isabel in 2003.

That was a storm that badly
damaged the coast and left hundreds- of
thousands of people without power.

(END VO) (END VO)


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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=HOLD Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer


Wishon takes a look at what the 2006
season could mean for Virginia and how
the state is getting ready.

ENG#=3 SOT FULL



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INQ=While parts of the nation




*CG file File Tape
:00




*CG 2line Chris Landsea
National Hurricane Center
:12


*CG locator Virginia Beach
September 2003
:20



*CG locator Richmond
August 2004
:28


*CG 2line Phil Hysell
National Weather Service Blacksburg
:36


*CG standup Jennifer Wishon
jwishon@wdbj7.com
:48


*CG 2line Michael Cline
VA Emergency Management
1:17



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OQ=JW, NEWS 7. < (END SOT) remain crippled from last year's


powerful hurricanes, experts are
bracing themselves for another active
season... one that could affect the
Commonwealth.

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INQ=In this enhanced 1:21:45 CHRIS LANDSEA: IN THIS


ENHANCED HURRICANE ACTIVITY, THAT
INCLUDES THIS SEASON, VIRGINIA AND THE
MID- ATLANTIC COAST ARE MORE AT RISK.

RUN07 (END SOT)




OQ=are more at risk. Active trends typically last 25


to 40 years and the chances of Virginia
getting hit by another storm like
Hurricane Isabel are good.

Another threat is inland
flooding.

A danger that can be caused when
a Gulf Coast hurricane powers up the
mountains and stalls.

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INQ=The number one storm 1:15:11 PHIL HYSELL: THE NUMBER ONE


STORM RELATED KILLER IN VIRGINIA AND
ACROSS THE UNITED STATES IS FLOODING.
MORE PEOPLE DIE FROM FLOODING THAN ANY
OTHER STORM HAZARD.

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OQ=other storm hazzard.





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INQ=Since the exact track 1:41:30 JENNIFER


WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: SINCE THE
EXACT TRACK OF A HURRICANE IS SO
UNCERTAIN THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
IS CHURNING OUT SOME NEW TECHNOLOGY
THIS YEAR DESIGNED TO HELP YOU BETTER
PREPARE.

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OQ=better prepare. COVER FIRST PART OF BITE WITH "NEW


TECHNOLOGY"@ TC 59:21


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INQ=SO, what it's going 1:23:36 CHRIS LANDSEA: SO, WHAT IT'S


GOING TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC TO DO IS SAY,
WHAT'S MY CHANCE OF A HURRICANE, THIS
HURRICANE TO HIT ME. YOU'LL GET A 10
PERCENT CHANCE OF HURRICANE FORCE WINDS
AT MY TOWN, 50 PERCENT CHANCE OR
WHATEVER.

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OQ=chance or whatever. If Virginia took a direct hit


from a hurricane this year state
officials say, "we're ready, but still
preparing."

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INQ=We're running through 1:01:52 MICHAEL CLINE: WE'RE RUNNING


THROUGH THE HURRICANE EXERCISES,
BRINGING PEOPLE IN AND TRAINING, MAKING
SURE THE STAFF IS PREPARED AND READY.

RUN07 (END SOT)



OQ=prepared and ready. After watching the aftermath of


Hurricane Katrina, officials hope
Virginians will become attuned to the
dangers of extreme weather.

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INQ=We know we're going to have 1:26:50 CHRIS LANDSEA: WE KNOW WE'RE


GOING TO HAVE HURRICANE IMPACTS. IS IT
GOING TO BE IN 2006? WE DON'T KNOW.
BUT IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN IN THE
FUTURE.


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OQ=again in the future. Scientists with the National


Hurricane Center will release specific
predictions for the '06 season next
month.

Their early advice is: get ready.

Jennifer Wishon, News 7.>>
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GRAPHIC=NONE A company in Botetourt County


that builds Japanese auto parts is
expanding, and that means more jobs.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Botetourt Co.

Dynax America broke ground today.

The company announced it'll spend
nearly 12 million dollars to expand the
building.

That will add 52 new jobs to the
area.

Continued growth in Botetourt has
people excited.

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INQ=And the jobs





*CG 2line Wanda Wingo
Botetourt Co. Supervisor WANDA WINGO/BOTETOURT CO. BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS

AND THE JOBS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FOR
US. BECAUSE I'D SAY 15, 20 YEARS AGO
VERY FEW PEOPLE ACTUALLY WORKED IN
BOTETOURT COUNTY.

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OQ=worked in Botetourt County.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Dynax has been in the area since
1995.

It currently employs 278 workers.
That's supoposed to grow to 330.

Construction will begin in about
a month, and should be finished by next
February.

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GRAPHIC=NONE A Salem woman doesn't just


manage a household of 16 --she's also
helping children in another country.

To hear Vanessa Carpenter tell it
--she's just following God's calling.

Joy Sutton has her story.

ENG#=2 SOT FULL



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INQ=I came home






*CG locator Salem
:00




*CG 2line Vanessa Carpenter
Three Angels Children's Relief Fund
:31


*CG 2line Stacy Jackson
Woodson's Host Family
:54





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OQ=js news 7 Salem <


(END SOT) 32:09 runs=06



I CAME HOME WITH 24 BOXES OF CEREAL THE
KIDS WERE LIKE WHY SO MUCH. I WAS LIKE

GUYS YOU'RE EATING TWO BOXES A DAY

(END SOT)



Many of us can't imagine running a
household of 16 --but it's just another
day for Vanessa Carpenter. She has two
biological children, 6 adopted
children, and she's the guardian for 8
more.

And if that's not enough --she's
reaching out to children in Haiti. She
brings them to U-S for much needed
medical care through the organization
she started the Three Angels Children's
Relief Fund.

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18:51 rusn=19



WE HAVE SEVEN IN THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW
ACROSS THE U-S GETTING MEDICAL HELP. WE
AVERAGE ABOUT 12 TO 15 A YEAR BUT IT'S
VERY COSTLY

(END SOT)



Woodson Seyabe is one of them. He had
surgery early this year for cleft lip
and palate. He's been staying with a
host family --and now they will get a
chance to adopt him because his mother
can't care for him.

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4:44 RUNS=08




HE'S BEEN SUCH A BLESSING TO US, HE'S A
GREAT BABY. IT'S JUST BEEN A GREAT
EXPERIENCE WE WOULD DEFINITELY DO IT
AGAIN

(END SOT)



For Carpenter it's just one of many
ways she's helping the children of
Haiti. She started an orphanage, an
elementary school, a program for
streets boys, and is even bring medical
care to Haiti --and it's all funded
through donations.

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19:31 runs=11



THEY ARE PRECIOUS THEY ARE GOD'S GIFT
TO THE WORLD. WHEN I DIE AND HE SAYS
DID YOU DO EVERYTHING YOU COULD TO HELP
MY CHILDREN I CAN SAY YES I DID

(END SOT)



Joy Sutton, News 7 Salem.>>

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ANCHOR MIC HOT If you'd like more information on the
Three Angels organization you can call
540-380-4588.
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A change in ownership could
bring other big changes to a local
speedway.
JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT

More on that when News Seven
returns.

LIVE FULL=Jeremy Full/Micro JEREMY LIVE TEASE

*CG live Jeremy Butterfield
jbutterfield@wdbj7.com We're here in a Roanoke neighborhood Roanoke where residents are hoping that a weeks
worth of noise cannons and fireworks
will ruffled enough feathers to make
some unwanted vultures fly off for
good.


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JEAN 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot

Police have been trying to evict
some pesky squatters from a Roanoke
neighborhood.

Still ahead, are they having any

luck.

ENG#=1



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INQ=NAT CONSTRUCTION



NAT CONSTRUCTION

RUNS=03



OQ=NAT CONSTRUCTION



VO-NAT VO-NAT


KEITH ON VO KEITH ON VO *CG tease SOUND OF RACING

Plus the sound of
construction will soon be replaced by
the sound of racing. We'll show you
what's being done at the Natural Bridge
Speedway.
END VO END VO

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MINI OPEN


JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None For the past week Roanoke Animal


Control officers have been using noise
cannons in a Roanoke neighborhood to

scare off some unwanted squatters.

DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jeremy/Micro DOUBLE BOXES



Jeremy Butterfield is on
Northwood Drive tonight for the last
scheduled day of the attempt to rid a
Northwest neighborhood of vultures.

Jeremy has there been any
progress over the last week?

K/J residents had reported seeing
as many as 300 vultures at one time

LIVE=Jeremy Full/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG live Jeremy Butterfield
jbutterfield@wdbj7.com and officers say thanks to the Roanoke noise cannons all but about 40 of the
buzzards have now flown off.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

Tonight is the last SCHEDULED
night these Animal Control officers
will use the noise cannons, although
with cooler temperatures expected on
Saturday the officers may be back out
tomorrow just to make sure the weather
doesn't draw the vultures back to the
neighborhood.

Over the week they've been firing
the cannons about 50 to one-hundred

times per day in an effort to freighten
the birds enough to keep them from
roosting in the area.

Officers say for the most part
their efforts have been a success and
residents say ..........

LIVE=Jeremy Full/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG liveloc Roanoke

Now, the questions are will the
remaining 40 fly off or hold their
ground and once gone will these
vultures actually stay away.

DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Jeremy/Micro DOUBLE BOXES



I'll talk with animal control
officers as they finish up tonight, and
we'll get some answers to those
questions tonight on News 7 at eleven.
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GRAPHIC=NONE The green light will be on next


week at Natural Bridge Speedway for the
new season.

But for the first time in several
years, it's now in the hands of some
locals with big plans.

Alex Lawson has the story.

ENG#=2 SOT FULL




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INQ=




*CG locator Natural Bridge
:04


*CG 2line Larry Ramsey
Natural Bridge Speedway
:24
*CG 2line Rick Mast
Former NASCAR Driver
:48
*CG reporter Alex Lawson
alawson@wdbj7.com
1:18



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OQ=News 7, Natural Bridge <


(END SOT) Larry Ramsey has spent a lot of years


out on the track at Natural Bridge.

But instead of getting behind the wheel
of the car, he's getting behind the
wheel of a tractor.

KEITH ON CAM SOT FULL



INQ=It basically needed a change...... 45:04"IT BASICALLY NEEDED A CHANGE FOR


THE DRIVERS AND THE FANS.45:07

RUN3 (END SOT)



OQ=for the fans." He and other local partners bought the


speedway in March.


And they've hit the ground running with
their vision.

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INQ=Get some... 45:48"GET SOME BETTER DIRT ON THE


TRACK, TRYING TO SPEED IT UP.
EVERYBODY COMES HERE TO WATCH CARS RUN
FAST, THAT'S GOING TO BE THE WHOLE
IDEA, TO GET THE THING FAST."45:58

RUN10 (END SOT)



OQ=...the thing fast." They also have plans to widen the track


and to add more terrace space for
spectators.

Former NASCAR driver Rick Mast got his
start at the track.

His family also owned it back in the
1960's and 70's.

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INQ="It's a hiddn gem.... 59:09"IT'S A HIDDEN GEM, NOBODY KNOWS


ABOUT IT MUCH OUT OF THIS AREA. BUT
MAN, WE'VE PRODUCED SOME AWFULLY GOOD
RACE CAR DRIVERS. THE YEARS THAT I
RACED THERE, I CAN THINK OF THREE OF
THE TOP MY HEAD WHO WERE GOOD ENOUGH TO
BE CUP DRIVERS."59:19

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OQ=....to be drivers." He also remembers the days when the


crowds used to fill the stands.

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INQ=The race track.... 56:59"THE RACE TRACK WAS THE THING TO



DO IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY. THERE WERE NOT
A LOT OF CHOICES OF THINGS TO DO, EVERY
SUNDAY AFTERNOON THERE WOULD ALWAYS BE
4-5 THOUSAND PEOPLE AT THAT RACE TRACK,
AND THAT' PRETTY PHEOMONAL."57:10

RUN11 (END SOT)



OQ=..pretty pheomenal." And Rick says those great days could


return with the new local ownership.

The green flag will drop for the first
"New" race of the season on April 15th.

Alex Lawson, News 7, Natural Bridge.>>
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KEITH MIC HOT KEITH'S MIC

You can find more information
about the Natural Bridge Speedway on
our website.

Just go to wdbj7-dot-com and
click on Websites in the News.
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Coming up tonight in sports -


we're talking turf in Salem - where a
major upgrade is on the way.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT




*CG tease FIELD OF DREAMS

Plus, we'll show you the only
school in this part of the state with a
high school field looking this good.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=masters Round two of the Masters is


wrapping up at Augusta National and
today has been interesting to say the
least.

Chad Campbell is the clubhouse
leader after shooting a five under 67
today. He has a three shot lead.

Phil Mickelson was just even par
today, Vijay is three over and not even
finished with two holes to go.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT




*CG locator Augusta, GA
USA Network As for Tiger Woods - he has been
consistent - just not as consistent in
a way he would like to be.

For the second straight day Woods
is shooting even par. He's through 14
holes and will safely make the cut.

Of course, the final two rounds
are right here on WDBJ-7 this weekend.

(END VO) (END VO)


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GRAPHIC=FIELD TURF Whether it's Victory Stadium or


Bogle Field - Roanoke City and County
have been talking about upgrading their
athletic facilities with the synthetic
FIELD TURF for several years.

Not surprisingly, the City of
Salem isn't just talking about it -
it's getting ready to throw down a rug
of the stuff that it's 390 feet long
and 235 feet wide.

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*CG locator Salem
"Spartan Field" Next month construction will
begin on the current soccer and
lacrosse field that is located just to
the right of the entrance of Salem high
school.

The plan is to not only replace
the current grass with state of the art
artificial field turf, but to turn the
venue into the top soccer and lacrosse
facility on this side of the state that
will be known as Spartan Field.

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*CG 2line John Shaner
Salem Parks and Rec Director
:00


*CG 2line Jay Taliaferro
Salem Assistant City Manager
:34





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The plans for the new field call

for much more than just a playing
surface. The facility will be
completely fenced in with a festive
entrance and ticket collecting area.

Permanant grand stands that will
seat 15 hundred will be in place along
with concession stands, and press box
with a phtographers deck, not to
mention plenty of parking.

The plan is for the entire
project to be finshed by next fall in
time for sandlot football and fall
soccer.

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GRAPHIC=FFE Now if things go well with this


field turf project, Salem will no doubt
next look to putting the synthetic
surface at Salem Stadium.

But even if that happens - it
won't be the first Friday Football
Extra stadium with Field Turf.

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*CG locator Amherst Co.
:00 That distinction belongs to the
folks in Amherst County.

Lookat how this stuff can dress
up a field and an entire stadium.

Like so many schools the past
couple of years, Amherst found its main
field destroyed by heavy rains and
heavy use, but unlike so many others -
decided to do something about it.

The Field turf installation was
finished in the middle of February,
soccer has been playing on it this
spring and the Lancers' football team
can;t wait to christen it in August.

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