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Hurricane Bertha is heading north-
so many folks are heading toward the mainland.
We'll have a live report.
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can for just a couple hundred bucks.
Plus some folks may have to pay for ambulance service in Henry County.
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Hurricane Bertha is heading north.
SUPER=03-Oregon Inlet, NC;
Florida is safe, but the Carolinas are now threatened.
Winds up to 105 miles an hour are forcing people in North Carolina to pack
up and move away from the coast.
The ambulance won't always come for free in Henry County starting Monday.
Commercial rescue squads will pitch in if volunteer squads can't get to
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
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Hurricane Bertha is now heading North-
That's good news for Florida- bad news for the Carolinas.
Bertha is barreling ahead with winds of 105 miles an hour.
Just where will she go?
Dave Fehling is standing by at the National Hurricane center in Dade County
(Dave Ad Lib)
SUPER=05-Dade Co., FL
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SUPER=03-Cape Hatteras, NC;
SUPER=03-Kitty Hawk, NC;
OUT Q=Back to you.
((THE WARNINGS CAME ON FOUR WHEELS IN CAPE HATTERAS, NORTH CAROLINA.
THOUSANDS OF BEACHGOING VACATIONERS FOLLOWED VACATION ROUTES OUT OF THE EASILY
FLOODED COASTAL AREAS. THE AIR FORCE MOVED JETS FURTHER INLAND. BERTHA MOVED
SLOWLY, SLOWLY CLOSER TO FLORIDA. BUT HIGH ALTITUDE WINDS BEGAN PUSHING IT ON A
MORE NORTHERLY TRACK. THE STORM'S PATH MAY NOT LEAD TO A DIRECT HIT IN NORTH
CAROLINA FRIDAY, ACCORDING TO COMPUTER MODELS. AND, IT'S 105-MILE AN HOUR
WINDS COULD GROW STRONGER.
RESIDENTS OF NORTHERN FLORIDA WHO'VE BEEN STOCKING UP WILL LIKELY BE SPARED,
WHILE PEOPLE FROM GEORGIA TO THE CAROLINAS ARE NOW PREPARING FOR THE WORST.
BUT SOME PEOPLE REFUSED TO LET BERTHA RUIN THEIR DAY AT THE BEACH. SURFERS
WILL GET A WILDER AND MORE DANGEROUS RIDE AS THE STORM GETS CLOSER.))
Where is Bertha right now? Is she a threat to Virginia?
Robin what can you tell us?
Robin in Chromakey
WX at 11:05
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A Wythe County teenager may plead guilty to killing sheriff's deputy Cliff
Dicker- now that he may never face the death penalty, or even life in prison.
A circuit judge ruled for the second-- and final time that Christopher Shawn
Wheeler may not be tried for anything higher than second degree murder.
That would mean a maximum of 40 years in prison.
Defense lawyers say that's a fair sentence given Wheeler's age and turbulent
But prosecutors are still considering whether to pursue other avenues.
((KEITH BLANKENSHIP/ASST. WYTHE CO. PROSECUTOR: WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE FACT THAT
THE JUDGE HAS ALREADY EXPRESSED HIS UNWILLINGNESS TO PERMIT US TO SEEK THE
DEATH PENALTY ANYWAY, THEN IT MAY NOT HAVE THAT MUCH SIGNIFICANCE IN
SENTENCING, MAYBE A COUPLE OF YEARS. I THINK SOMEONE SAID WE'RE ARGUING OVER A
FEW YEARS. ))
((JONATHAN VENZIE/WHEELER'S LAWYER: THERE IS NO WAY TO MINIMIZE THE TRAGEDY OF
WHAT'S HAPPENED HERE. CLIFF IS GONE FOREVER. THIS BOY'S ADULT LIFE IS
ESSENTIALLY GONE AS WELL. ALL THAT CAN BE DONE IS TO TRY TO RESOLVE THIS CASE,
AND NEITHER SIDE WINS HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Keith Blankenship/Asst. Wythe Co. Prosecutor;
SUPER=01-Jonathan Venzie/Wheeler's Lawyer;:17
OUT Q=side wins here.
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./December, 1994;
Wheeler allegedly shot Dicker in December of 1994, when the deputy tried to
serve him with juvenile petitions.
Henry County rescue squads are about to get some help for themselves-- but
residents will have to foot the bill.
During a six- month trial, a commercial ambulance service will provide
back-up for the county.
Kimberly McBroom explains.
IN Q=After dialing 9-1-1
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Benny Summerlin/Henry Co. Public Safety Dir.; :46
SUPER=01-Ronnie Stone/Stone Ambulance Service; 1:09
OUT Q=News 7, Henry County
(( After dialing 9-1-1, Henry county residents usually expect to see these
vehicles coming to their aid.
But with nearly eight- thousand rescue calls a year, volunteer squad
members are stretched to the limit.
There've been delays in response time.
Last April, there was even an incident when rescue failed to respond at
But more help is on the way.
((RONNIE STONE/STONE AMBULANCE SERVICE: OUR PEOPLE ARE TRAINED. OUR VEHICLES
ARE EQUIPPED, AND WE STAND READY TO SERVE THEM. ))
Starting Monday, Stone Ambulance Service will answer any call the county
does not respond to within five minutes.
County officials say the back- up plan is no reflection on the volunteer
They say the patient is the number one priority-- and so far, residents
have been understanding.
((BENNY SUMMERLIN/HENRY CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: FOR THE MOST PART, RESPONSE
HAS BEEN POSITIVE. PEOPLE REALIZE IF THE VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD IS NOT
AVAILABLE, THEY MAY BE TIED UP ON ANOTHER EMERGENCY CALL. THEN IT IS IMPORTANT
TO HAVE SOMEBODY TO RESPOND. ))
But how much will residents have to pay for the extra assistance?
Costs range from 175- dollars, plus mileage for basic emergency care, to
300- dollars for advanced life support.
((STONE: WE HOPE THAT BY DOING A GOOD JOB AND LETTING THE COUNTY RESIDENTS AND
CITY RESIDENTS KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO FOR THEM, THEY WON'T BE AS APPREHENSIVE IN
CALLING THE COUNTY DISPATCH. ))
SOT last one, please
((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: STONE SAYS THE BACK- UP PLAN DOES NOT MEAN TO
COUNTY INTEND TO PRIVATIZE RESCUE SERVICES IN THE FUTURE. HE SAYS IT'S JUST
ANOTHER WAY TO GET PEOPLE THE HELP THEY NEED, WHEN THEY NEED IT. KIMBERLY
MCBROOM, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY. ))
OUT Q=NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY
Dr. Jack Kevorkian apparently thinks authorities have given up on charging
That's why after assisting a suicide last night- he took the patients body
to the hospital himself.
((GEOFFREY FIEGER/KEVORKIAN'S ATTORNEY: HE FEELS THAT IS THE BETTER WAY TO
HANDLE IT RATHER THAN TO HAVE PATIENTS FAMILY TAKE THEM IN.))
SUPER=01-Geoffrey Fieger/Kevorkian's Attorney;
OUT Q=take them in
The woman had multiple sclerosis.
It is the 33rd suicide Kevorkian has attended.
Doctors appear increasingly willing to help AIDS patients commit suicide
to end their suffering.
Reports from the International Conference on AIDS suggest suicide is a
common way out for people with the disease- and that doctors are helping.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
is calling for an end to terrorism in Israel.
He spoke to Congress today.
((BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: NEITHER ISRAEL NOR ANY OTHER
DEMOCRACY AND CERTAINLY NOT THE UNITED STATES MUST EVER BEND TO TERRORISM. WE
MUST FIGHT IT. APPLAUSE.))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;
OUT Q=must fight it. applause."
Netanyahu says he's ready to talk peace with the Palestinians but he says
he will not give up any part of Israel.
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When News 7 at 11 returns, Henry County's law enforcement gets both good and
and from Richmond, former tennis great and social activist Arthur Ashe is
honored as his statue is unveiled on Monument Avenue.
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Drug dealers may find it harder to peddle their goods in Henry County.
Last week two additional drug investigators joined the sheriff's department.
But as Teresa Hamilton reports, a lack of officers remains a very real
IN Q=The Henry County
SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape; :17
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :26 QUICK!!!!!
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( The Henry County Sheriff's found itself the center of attention earlier
this year when a U-S News and World Report article hit newsstands.
The magazine detailed the department's struggle to get guns and drugs off
the streets of Sandy Level despite limited manpower.
The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services has since offered
assistance in the form of a two year grant which provided the department with
two additional drug investigators.
IN Q=It's hard
((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:IT'S HARD TO PLACE A VALUE ON IT
BECAUSE WE'VE NEEDED THESE BODIES FOR MANY YEARS. ))
OUT Q=for many years.
The department is now facing another dilemma; a problem that will likely
surface when the new county courthouse opens, this fall.
The problem is a shortage in manpower.
When complete, the courthouse will be equipped with metal detectors, video
surveillance, numerous holding cells and four courtrooms.
The state says six deputy's are needed to adequately man the facility but
the county is only able to afford three.
IN Q=The sheriff will
((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE SHERIFF WILL HAVE TO BALANCE
PERSONNEL AND SHIFT PERSONNEL DURING PEAK PERIODS AND TIMES WHICH MAY CAUSE A
SHORTNESS OR WEAKNESS IN OTHER AREAS, BUT WE WILL GET THROUGH IT, HOWEVER, THE
COUNTY WILL, I THINK, SEEK ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL. ))
OUT Q=additional personnel.
Nester is hoping the state may be able to provide assistance through various
grants. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
A bronze image of Arthur Ashe took its place among Confederate heroes today
The Virginia native was the first black man to win Wimbledon-
He approved the statue before dying of AIDS in 1993.
But every moment since then has been fraught with controversy.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=The symbols
SUPER=01-Johnnie Ashe/Arthur Ashe's Brother; :28
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :33
SUPER=07-Donna Jackson; 1:01
SUPER=01-Walter Ring/Protester; 1:11
SUPER=07-Jerry Williams; 1:16
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( The symbols of southern heritage have dogged this statue's path every step
of the way to Richmond's Monument Avenue.
Nothing new for the face behind the white dropcloth.
nat sot boys choir
But on what would have been his 53rd birthday, the late tennis champion and
civil rights activist Arthur Ashe got a mostly warm welcome from a city that
once banned him from playing on its whites-only courts.
sot TAPE TWO 02:04:44
((JOHNNIE ASHE/BROTHER OF ARTHUR ASHE: ARTHUR ASHE IS A TRUE VIRGINIA HERO.
HE BELONGS HERE.))
SOT TAPE TWO 02:28:26
((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: IS IT BIG ENOUGH? IS IT WIDE ENOUGH? ARE THE
CLOTHES RIGHT? WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN? IT IS OF NO MOMENT WHEN A THING IS
RIGHT THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT AND THIS IS RIGHT FOR ARTHUR ASHE TODAY.))
nat sot tape three UNVEILING 02:42:29
((DONNA JACKSON: I GUESS I'M HERE BECAUSE I THINK IT'S A GREAT STEP FOR
RICHMOND, AND INTO THE FUTURE, AND AWAY FROM RACISM. JUST ONLY A FOCUS ON OUR
PAST AND OUR CONFEDERATE HISTORY AND STUFF.))
((WALTER RING: WE DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN TO IT. WE JUST WANT IT
REMOVED FROM THE SITE. WE'RE NOT GOING TO PROMOTE VANDALISM OR DESTRUCTION OF
IT, BUT WE ARE PROTESTING AS YOU CAN SEE.))
sot T 3 03:02:20
((JERRY WILLIAMS: I THINK RICHMONDERS -- I'M NOT FROM RICHMOND AGAIN. BUT I
THINK PEOPLE WILL ACCEPT IT AND COME TO LOOK AT IT AND SAY "WOW, THAT'S A GREAT
So the jury's still out on the art -- but not on the grace and dignity of
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Meanwhile, efforts are underway in Lynchburg to honor the man who helped
coach Arthur Ashe to greatness.
Dr. Walter Johnson died 25 years ago, but his Pierce Street home still
Next to it is the court where Dr. Johnson taught inner city black children
the game of tennis during the days of segregation.
Arthur Ashe and fellow Wimbledon champion Althea Gibson were just two of
City leaders say it's time Johnson's work was properly honored.
IN Q=I think there
((JUNIUS HASKINS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN
THE CITY ALREADY ARE TALKING ABOUT AND INTERESTED IN DOING SOMETHING AND WE'RE
GOING TO SEE MORE EFFORT BEING PUT FORTH IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE TO MAKE
SOMETHING GRAND HAPPEN IN THAT AREA.))
SUPER=01-Junius Haskins/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
OUT Q=in that area.
Plans call for rebuilding the tennis court and renovating the house.
IN Q=We are so
((HEIDI JAMES/LYNCHBURG HISTORICAL FOUNDATION: WE ARE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEEN
THE CITY WHERE DR. JOHNSON LIVED AND TRAINED THESE WONDERFUL ATHLETES AND WE
DEFINITELY THINK THAT THIS IS A LANDMARK FOR LYNCHBURG.))
SUPER=01-Heidi James/Lynchburg Historical Foundation; :00
OUT Q=landmark for Lynchburg.
A committee is being formed to raise money for the renovations.
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Coming next on News 7, a new device could provide cheap access to the
and we'll visit with some young people as they get to experience the wild life
at Mill Mountain Zoo.
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GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo
Llamas, tigers and bears.
They're big attractions at the zoo, but you probably haven't given too much
thought to what's involved in caring for them.
Intern reporter Stacey Martin says one group of youngsters is finding out
IN Q=Keeping house is
SUPER=01-David Jobe/Zoo Keeper; :15
SUPER=19-Stacey Martin/Reporting; :47
SUPER=01-Jeanette Lawler/Educational Assistant; 1:00
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke
(( Keeping house is not an easy task especially when it comes to animals.
That's what these children found out.
They taking part in keeper-for-a-week camp.
The kids take on the work of the actual animal keepers at Mill Mountain Zoo.
SOT 11.48.02 - 11.48.12
IN Q=They're learning all
((DAVID JOBS/ZOO KEEPER;
THEY'RE LEARNING ALL THE ASPECTS OF DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION OF THE ZOO. THEY'RE
LEARNING THAT A ZOO IS NOT JUST ANIMALS IN AN EXHIBIT. THEY'RE LEARNING THAT
THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT GO ON BEHIND THE SCENES.))
OUT Q=behind the scenes
Their days are long.
And, they start early--cleaning cages, preparing meals and replenishing
gallons of water.
They also get pointers from experts-in-the-field about caring for and
relating to the animals.
SOT 11.49.10 - 11.49.19
IN Q=Even in the
((DAVID JOBE/ZOO KEEPER;
EVEN IN THE SHORT TIME THEY'RE HERE THEY LEARN THE DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES OF
THE DIFFERENT ANIMALS AND THEY LEARN SOME ANIMALS ENJOY HUMAN CONTACT AND SOME
OUT Q=some animals don't
SOT 12.49.55 - 12.50.08
IN Q=One of the
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS THESE KIDS LEARN WHILE THEY'RE HERE IS WHY
TAME ANIMALS LIKE DOGS AND CATS MAKE FOR GOOD PETS AND WHY WILD ANIMALS LIKE
THE POPULAR VIETNAMESE POT-BELLIED PIG SHOULD NEVER BE TAKEN HOME.))
OUT Q=be taken home
SOT 12.26.32 - 12.26.46
IN Q=Most animals out
MOST ANIMALS OUT OF THE WILD WERE NEVER MEANT TO BE PETS. THEY'RE WILD
ANIMALS. THEY'RE ALWAYS INSTINCTUALLY GOING TO DO WHAT A WILD ANIMAL DOES.
EVEN IF THEY'RE BROUGHT INTO A HOME WHEN THEY'RE BABIES AND RAISED IN
CAPTIVITY, THEY WON'T TOTALLY EVER BE TAME.))
OUT Q=ever be tame
The camp is in its second year.
There are three sessions held every summer.
It's open to young people ages nine to 11 years old, on a first-come basis.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Roanoke.
You'll soon be able to browse the Internet's World Wide Web -- without a
SUPER=03-New York City;
A new low cost device uses a phone line, a universal remote control and
your T-V screen to navigate the worldwide computer network.
A startup firm called Web-T-V Networks demonstrated the new device.
Logging on is as simple as pushing a green button marked Web on the remote.
Sony and Philips will produce machines based on
Web-T-V's technology, starting in September.
The product is expected to sell for a few hundred dollars.
The Lynchburg Hillcats and the Salem Avalanche renewed their cross town
rivalry for the first time after the break down at City Stadium last night.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Avalanche vs. Hillcats; :00
A near perfect night for America's favorite past time at historic City
It was a pitcher's dual until the 5th inning when Lynchburg's Freddie
Garcia cranks out a two run dinger over the left field wall and the cats were
cruisin, up 2-nothing.
Lynchburg then went on a tear. The Hillcats Derek Swafford brings in
Erskine Kelly on the RBI double to left and that made the count 3-zip.
Still in the 5th, with the ducks on the pond, Jose Giullen knocks in a pair of
runs to give the Cats a 5 run lead. Lynchburg wins 5-1 and has won 5 of it's
last 6, salem falls to 9 and 9.
The Roanoke Riverdawgs were back at the Dog Pound last night hoping to
continue their 5 game winning streak on the home turf against the Carolina
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Riverdawgs vs. Dynamo;
The Dynamo had taken 2 previous contests with Roanoke this season, and the
two clubs battled to a scoreless tie at the half.
Carolina grabbed a 1-zip lead, but the Dawgs had several missed
opportunities, including this one on the free kick.
Michael Gailey padded the visitors' advantage on this tally, with a little
help from a couple of Dawgs. 2-nothing Dynamo.
Aaron Ewert had another solid SUPER=34-Carolina/==2/Roanoke/==0;
performance in the goal
once again, but Roanoke falls 2 to nothing.
The Riverdawgs turned the spotlight over to some very special ladies at
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
During intermission The Roanoke Stars 16 and under girls soccer team was
recognized for an outstanding season.
The girls head overseas Monday for 2 weeks to test the European soccer scene
in Germany and Denmark.
IN Q="we expect...
((JOHN EVERETT/HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Katie Fink/Midfielder; :00
SUPER=01-John Everett/Head Coach; :10
OUT Q=...never forget"
The drug trial of dallas Cowboy all pro receiver Michael Irvin continued
Irvin got some support as Cowboy quarterback Troy Aikman sat through the
Aikman sat with most of Irvin's family and clearly is standing by his
IN Q=Let me
((TROY AIKMAN/DALLAS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Troy Aikman/Dallas Quarterback; :00
In perhaps his last performance at America West Arean, the crib where the
Phoenix Suns play, Sir Charles Barkley put on a show the fans won't easily
forget as Dream Team 3 put China over its knee for a 119-58 spanking.
SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/China vs. USA; :00
Sir Charles is expected to be traded to the Houston Rockets...how would he
fair there? take a look....
Barkley with the pass to Hakeem Olajuwan for the slam.
The U.S. shot 69 percent from the field and scored 44 points off China
turnovers. David Robertson does the SUPER=34-USA/119/China/=58;
honors here. U.S 119, China 58.
Barkley had 11 points, 5 boards and 5 assists and received several standing
O's, U./S. 119, China 58.
Still to come in sports tonight,
Roy Stanley gathers his reel, some worms and his hook to take us fishing.
GRAPHIC=News 7 sports
A new Prime time player was introduced to the major League baseball
ranks yesterday...not a player, rather super model Christy Brinkley.
SUPER=03-Manhattan, NY; :00
Yesterday she unveiled her line of baseball cards featuring world series
teams which she photographed during spring training.
There's shots of Albert Belle among others.
SUPER=01-Christie Brinkley/Photographer; :00
OUT Q=...was thrilled"
The sport of fishing is so big in the Roanoke area that finding a spot
along the creeks or streams to fish can be a chore.
But Roy Stanley says there is one place that's a trout fisherman's dream.
IN Q="It's called....
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :
SUPER=01-Ray Cox/Owner Lake Back-O-Beyon; :23
SUPER=01-Tommy Perdue/Fisherman; :45
SUPER=01-Dover England/Fly Fisherman; 1:12
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
((It's called Lake Back-O-Beyon and its only 15 minutes from downtown Roanoke.
Its a private fishing preserve operated by Roanoke Times sports writer Ray
Cox keeps the fish in holding pounds until they weigh more than a pound and
a half. Then he stocks Glade Creak for those fishermen who want to pay 30
dollars a day with a six fish limit.))
((RAY COX/OWNER LAKE BACK-O-BEYON: ))
((The woods surrounding Glade Creek are quiet perfect for trout fishing. And
those who fish the creek on a regular basis enjoy the tranquility and beauty of
((TOMMY PERDUE/FISHERMAN: ))
((Dover England, a fly fisherman, has been fishing Glade Creek for more than 15
The creek has survived the urban development in this part of Roanoke
county. And all though it has its pro's and Con's, England says preserve
fishing will save the natural beauty of the area.))
((DOVER ENGLAND/FLY FISHERMAN: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
They're fast, they pack a powerful serve, and they're heading to the
But Virginia Dillon and Donny Smawley are NOT tennis players... they work
for the Rocky Mount McDonald's.
They're two of thirty McDonald's employees in the Commonwealth that will
work for the fast food chain in Atlanta during the games.
IN Q=To be one
((LARRY MCCARTY/MCDONALD'S OF ROCKY MOUNT: TO BE ONE OF THE STORES CHOSEN, TO
BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OLYMPICS IS OUTSTANDING. THE CREW IS VERY EXCITED
ABOUT IT. NEEDLESS TO SAY THE 2 INDIVIDUALS ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT. AND JUST
BEING PART OF FRANKLIN COUNTY AND BEING ABLE TO SEND SOMEONE TO HOT ATLANTA IS
JUST INCREDIBLE. ))
SUPER=01-Larry McCarty/McDonald's of Rocky Mount;
The trip to the Olympics certainly won't be all work for Dillon and Smawley.
When they're not serving up burgers, the duo has access to ANY Olympic
They'll also being staying in the Olympic Village with the athletes.