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ANCHOR=Eric
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Coming up next on News 7 at six... Orchard owners feared the worst... we'll find out what the cold spring did to their crop.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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And a local driver recovers from a serious speedway crash.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Headline
GRAPHIC=NONE


In sports, The Knicks take the advantage in their playoff series with the Heat. Highlights from Major League Baseball.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And over in Salem, The Avalanche and Bulls hooked up in a pitchers duel.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
SS=None


After record cold temperatures this morning, It's been a cloud free Sunday.
Tomorrow afternoon, the clouds make a return visit.
The Forecast Details ahead.

Track-Ax


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=dse
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Accident


A driver injured in an accident at the New River Valley Speedway is in stable condition tonight.
David Bryant was hurt in last night's mini-cup event.
His car apparently struck the wall after a multi-car collision.
Bryant was taken to Radford Hospital and then airlifted to Roanoke Memorial.

Orchards


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-29
GRAPHIC=none


The cool spring has created some anxious moments for Southwest Virginia fruit growers.
It continued this weekend as Lynchburg tied a record low over night.
But as Denise Allen reports orchard owners say they've fared pretty well despite last month's freeze.
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((WE GOT ALL DIFFERENT SIZE APPLES. THAT'S ALL THE LATE BLOOM STUFF AND IF YOU LOOK MORE ON THE TOP OF THE TREE YOU CAN SEE LARGER SIZE APPLES.))
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Ben Ikenberry says he feels pretty lucky.
He wasn't sure what last month's freeze would do to his apple crop.
The late blooming varieties are doing the best.
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IN Q=RED DELICIOUS

((BEN IKENBERRY/IKENBERRY ORCHARDS: RED DELICIOUS WERE HURT MORE THAN ANYTHING, BUT I WOULD SAY WE STILL HAVE BETTER THAT A HALF A CROP OF RED DELICIOUS HERE.))
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Last month's freeze will reduce the number of apples many growers will send to wholesalers, but the majority of area growers says so far the cooler April hasn't done much harm.
And as far as mother nature is concerned, growers always expect surprises.
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((WE GET THROUGH THE FROST SEASON FAIRLY WELL. NOW WE HAVE TO TURN AROUND AND WORRY ABOUT HAVING HALE AND STUFF IN THE MONTH OF MAY AND JUNE.))
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Growers won't know until mid-June how the cold spring really impacted their crops.
That's when the June drop occurs and all the weak growth falls from the trees.
Denise Allen News 7.

College-Scholarships


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=Education


Roanoke College will be beefing up its Honors Program, thanks to an alumni donation.
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file tape 96-72
Doctor Charles Davis Junior left the school one million dollars in his will--the money will be used to provide yearly scholarships to honors students at Roanoke College.
Preference will be given to students from southwest Virginia.
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Prison-Women


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#=97-19
GRAPHIC=none


On this Mother's Day, Virginia's Friends of Incarcerated Women has a sobering thought.
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Over 32- hundred women are now in Virginia's jails in prisons.
An estimated two-thirds are mothers of dependent children.
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((IT IS TOO OFTEN THAT JAILS AND PRISONS ARE THE FIRST COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO A COMPLICATED SOCIAL PROBLEM LIKE ADDICTION AND POVERTY. ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION PROVIDE CREATIVE RESPONSES WHICH SERVE THE REAL NEEDS OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE COMMUNITY.))
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Denise Brown was convicted of drug crimes.
She got supervised probation...so her son was spared the issues that go with a mom in jail.
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((SUCH AS ABANDONMENT, FEAR, DISTRUST OF HIS MOTHER, MISTRUST OF AUTHORITY FIGURES. FROM A CHILD'S POINT OF VIEW, THE PEOPLE IN AUTHORITY ARE THE PEOPLE THAT TOOK MOM AWAY.))
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TALENT=Eric
SS=none


Women are still the fastest growing population in Virginia's prisons.

EMS-Bikes


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-28
GRAPHIC=none


With flashing lights and wailing sirens, ambulances can easily maneuver through heavy traffic, but what about large crowds of people?
That's where an E-M-S bike squad can help out.
Steve Smallshaw reports from Lynchburg.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Lt. Mark Patterson/Lynchburg Police; :24
SUPER=01-Layne Terrell/Fire Dept. EMT; :46
SUPER=01-Miles Tranks/Fire Dept. EMT; :56
SUPER=01-Sean Regan/Organized Bike Squad; 1:09
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(( This was no leisurely bike ride on a warm, sunny day.
These fourteen emergency medical technicians are taking their life- saving skills and learning how to deliver them on two wheels.
They trained this past week under the watchful eye of bike patrol officer Mark Patterson.
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((PEDAL, PEDAL! GOOD JOB.. ALL RIGHT.))
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((LT. MARK PATTERSON/LYNCHBURG POLICE: I THINK THEY WERE JUST THINKING THEY WERE GOING TO COMING OUT AND RIDE AROUND. IT'S NOT QUITE THAT SIMPLE. THERE'S A LOT OF MECHANICS INVOLVED IN RIDING A BICYCLE PROPERLY AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE GETTING EXPOSED TO.))
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Specifically, these EMT's are learning how to handle a bicycle in tight situations.
Maneuvering around sharp corners, operating at low speeds, and coming to a sudden stop were all on the training regimen this week.
They made some mistakes and knocked over a few cones, but gained valuable experience.
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((LAYNE TERRELL/FIRE DEPT. EMT: IT'S REALLY AN ASSET AS FAR AS WORKING CROWDS THAT TYPE OF THING, SPECIAL EVENTS THAT THEY'LL HAVE IN THE CITY.))
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((MILES TRANKS/FIRE DEPT. EMT: WE CAN GET INTO SPOTS WHERE AMBULANCES CANNOT GET INTO. WE'RE ABLE TO GET TO THE CITIZENS IF THEY HAVE A PROBLEM A WHOLE LOT QUICKER THAN HAVING TO WALK THROUGH THE CROWD.))
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And that's the whole idea... shaving a few seconds off the emergency response time can mean the difference between life and death.
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((SEAN REGAN/ORGANIZED BIKE SQUAD: CARDIAC ARREST, YOU'VE GOT ABOUT SIX OR EIGHT MINUTES TO GET ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT THERE. IF WE CAN GO AHEAD AND BEGIN THAT, IT'S ALL THE BETTER FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY.))
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((The EMS bikes got a trial run last weekend at Liberty University's graduation exercises. With more big events like the batteau festival and Fair by the James scheduled for the riverfront this summer, they'll have plenty more chances to prove their worth. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Eric
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- we'll hear about a Floyd County furniture maker who's work is sold before he even starts making it.
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And Richmond officials feared the worst and tried to ban it.
But the Marilyn Manson concert stop went off without a hitch.
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Business-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Business Review


Nearly two thousand union workers are back on the job in Danville, while more than one hundred union machinists in Roanoke will be affected by sweeping changes at U-S Airways.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
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((A modernization and efficiency program has Dan River closing its Riverside Mill over the next six months.
The textile giant won't say how many of its 350 workers there will lose their jobs, but many will be able to transfer to other operations nearby. 97-28
Bell Atlantic and Nynex are disputing a report that says their proposed merger will result in three times as many job cuts as they originally planned.
The Baby Bells are sticking to their target of three- thousand non- union employees...Bell Atlantic has more than 12-hundred union workers in our area.
1800 union employees at the Goodyear plant in Danville are back on the job after nearly three weeks on strike.
Goodyear workers across the country ratified a new six year contract Thursday.
Also Thursday, as part of a sweeping set of changes, U-S Airways will close its maintenance facility in Roanoke.
One hundred-eight union machinists will be affected... though they can be relocated to Tampa, Charlotte or Pittsburgh.
Another strong week on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 98 points, the Nasdaq Composite surged 30 points.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.)) Nat Sot
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Marilyn-Mason


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=dse
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=None


A concert Richmond city officials tried to ban went off without a hitch last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Officials tried to keep shock-rock group Marilyn Manson from playing at the city-owned Richmond Coliseum.
But when a lawsuit was threatened they relented.
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Despite all the controversy, it was a pretty typical Manson concert stop.
And while cameras were not allowed inside, there was plenty to see outside.
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((WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE THE DEVIL? WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE A LYING LOSER? HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF EQUAL RIGHTS?))
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Police say no arrests were made.
Richmond City Council is working on a new plan for the coliseum so they don't get stung by another band they never heard of.
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Bryant


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-16
GRAPHIC=none


He's a master craftsman. In fact his work is so good that it's sold BEFORE he chisels his first piece of wood.
News 7's Stacey Martin has more.
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SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :00
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((He works in this shack tucked away in Check, Virginia and he calls his finished pieces just "THINGS."
But, anyone who owns an Ernest Bryant knows they're more like works of art.
Clients call with ideas and Bryant fashions them into solid creations--like this fireplace mantle complete with double spiral celtic knots and dragons.
He got started after working as an art director for a magazine but he quickly found out the job was not for him.
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((ERNEST BRYANT/FURNITURE MAKER: IT WAS A JOB THAT WASN'T FOR ME AND I WANTED TO STRIKE OUT ON MY OWN AND SEE IF I COULD MAKE A LIVING DOING THINGS I WANTED TO DO.))
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His first jobs were small, like refinishing old pieces of furniture and making simple cabinets and interior doors.
But soon, clients began trusting his creative instincts--and they've been doing so ever since.
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((JACK HUTCHESON/CLIENT: I BELIEVE THAT EARNEST BRYANT IS ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED WOOD WORKERS I'VE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH BOTH IN TERMS OF HIS ABILITY TO MANUFACTURER FURNITURE AND HIS ART AS WELL.))
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Bryant has no business cards and he doesn't advertise-- but he doesn't need to.
Clients hear of his work through word of mouth and buyers come from as far away as England and Lebanon.
But, they all share one thing in common--satisfaction.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Floyd County.))


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ANCHOR=Eric
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Next on News 7 at Six, calling all moms ...
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Mill Mountain Zoo salutes mothers on their special day with lots of freebies and fun.
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Mill-Mothers


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-18
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain


Mill Mountain Zoo rolled out the red carpet for moms today.
All moms got in free in honor of Mother's Day.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The special programs included the opening of a new exhibit.
Camp Wildcat allows visitors to compare their physical abilities to that of wild animals.
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((BECKY BEARD/SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR: THE INTERACTIVE PROGRAMING FOR CAMP WILDCAT IS TO GIVE CHILDREN AND ADULTS OF ALL AGES A CHANCE TO COMPARE THEMSELVES TO ANIMALS AND TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM.))
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This covered area used to be the petting zoo.
Now zoo volunteers will use the space to talk with visitors about wild animals and how these animals live in their natural habitats.
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Mothers-Day


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-23
GRAPHIC=none


Today is Mother's Day--a time to show appreciation for moms and all they do, like giving words of wisdom.
We asked a few people about the best advice their mom gave them?
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((JEANNE ANDERSON: TO ALWAYS TAKE TIME WITH YOUR CHILDREN TO ALWAYS PUT THEM FIRST, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR CHILDREN.)) ((WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOUR MOM EVER GAVE YOU? EDDIE ANDERSON: TO MARRY HER. THAT'S THE BEST ADVICE I COULD HAVE EVER GOTTEN SHE'S HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY THROUGHOUT MY LIFE SO FAR.)) ((RALYNDA DUDLEY: TO NEVER BE AFRAID TO SAY I LOVE YOU. SHOW A LOT OF LOVE. THAT'S THE BEST THING.)) ((NOW THAT YOU HAVE A BABY OF YOUR OWN, HOW HAS THAT CHANGED YOUR PERSPECTIVE OF YOUR OWN MOM? ELIZABETH HIX: CONSIDERABLY. SHE WAS RIGHT ALL THOSE YEARS. A LOT MORE APPRECIATION FOR EVERYTHING SHE'S DONE FOR ME.))
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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And coming up, The Avalanche and Bulls hooked up in an afternoon game at Memorial Stadium. Highlights from Major League Baseball.
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And the Knicks win at the Garden to take a one game lead on Miami in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#CL-97
GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche


The Salem Avalanche was going after its second win in a row against the Durham Bulls this afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
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A little clowning around going on during the afternoon showdown between the Avalanche and Bulls.
The game was a defensive battle through 8 innings. In the bottom of the seventh Salem's Chad Gambill hits a fly ball to left field for an easy out in the inning.
Durham threatened in the top of the SUPER=37-Salem/2/Durham/3/;8-th but

William Ortega's bunt was caught in the air and Salem Pitcher Randall Scott throws to first for the double play and Prince William wins the game 3 to 2 in 14.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=Braves/Pirates


John Smoltz pitched a five hitter through seven and he also raised his batting average to 400 with a double and a single in three at bats as the Braves beat Pittsburgh 8 to 2.
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Kenny Lofton relaxing in the outfield during the game.
Lofton would than have to get on his horse. Jason Kendall hits a shot that goes over Lofton's head in centerfield scoring a run. Kendall gets a triple and the game was tied at 2 to 2 in the fourth.
Then in the sixth, Javier Lopez SUPER=35-Atlanta/8/Pittsburgh/2/;hits

this shot over the left field wall for a two run homer the Braves took a 7 to 2 lead and Atlanta holds on to win it 8 to 2.
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=Orioles/Mariners


Ken Griffey Junior and the Seattle Mariners were at Camden Yard this afternoon taking on the Baltimore Orioles.
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Oriole third baseman Cal Ripken handing out roses on this Mother's day.
The Mariners trailed 1 to nothing until the top of the second that's when Dan Wilson smokes this pitch for a solo homer over the left centerfield wall and the score was tied 1 to 1.
The Orioles came back in the third SUPER=35-Baltimore/9/Seattle/5/;to

take the lead again. B.J. Surhoff hitting this two run homer over the right field wall Baltimore led 3 to 1 and the Orioles go on to win it 9 to 5.
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S-Knicks


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


The New York Knicks have taken a 2 games to one lead on Miami in their Eastern Conference Playoff series.
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Pat Riley arguing a call with the officials during the game.
Tim Hardaway misses the jumper but Alonzo Mourning goes to the hoop strong for the jam and two of his 17 points on the day.
New York comes right back Larry Johnson takes it to the paint and hits the fall away jumper the Knicks led 47 to 46.
Miami's Tim Hardaway pulls up on this play and hits the three pointer giving the Heat a 52 to 50 lead.
Patrick Ewing blocked Tim SUPER=32-New York/77/Miami/73/;Hardaway's

three to tie it in the closing seconds he also had a game high 25 points in the 77 to 73 Knicks win.
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S-Others


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


In the Western Conference playoffs, The Houston Rockets were in Seattle for game three against the Rockets.
And Houston takes a 3 to 1 lead in the best of seven series with the 110 to 106 overtime win in game four.
The Bulls won by 20 yesterday in their series with the Atlanta Hawks. Chicago leads the series two games to one. And this afternoon the Bulls took a 33 to 19 lead on the Hawks after the first quater.

S-Jazz


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=NBA Logo


The Utah Jazz is one game closer to advancing to the N-B-A western Conference Finals.
The Jazz took a 3 to 1 lead with yesterdays 110 to 95 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Karl Malone rebounded yesterday he went 18 for 18 from the free throw linea and he scored 42 points in the Jazz victory.
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The Jazz is not ready to claim the series and advance to the conference finals.
There are still memories of game number three in which the Lakers dominated at both ends of the floor.
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Utah can eliminated the lakers in game five tomorrow night at the Delta Center in Utah. Wx-Tape
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Rug-Maker


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WRITER=tal
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It started as a small business, installing carpet and flooring.
Now, for Garner Hensley it's an art form that's earned him national recognition.
Tracy Altizer has his story.
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(( Garner Hensley just calls them rugs, but his best customer keeps correcting him.
They're wall- hangings, says the owner of this farmhouse where six of Hensley's creations adorn the walls.
And when you look at the back of each piece, you begin to understand what an intricate work of art it really is.
Each colored section is carefully drawn, cut and glued BACKWARDS piece by piece.
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((EACH PIECE IS DONE INDIVIDUALLY TO SHOW TRUE DEFINITION.))
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((IT'S LIKE MAKING YOUR OWN PUZZLE AND THEM PUTTING YOUR OWN PUZZLE BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. (LAUGH) ))
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Each small puzzle is part of a larger one that's built in LAYERS.
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((WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO AFTER THIS IS YOU HAVE TO MAKE A PATTERN OF THIS ENTIRE PIECE AND USE IT AS THE INLAY PIECE INTO THIS PIECE. ))
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It's a process Hensley has learned and perfected by doing.
A wall- hanging he created for the state capitol earned him thanks from Governor Allen.
And CBS Sunday Morning has prominently displayed his sunburst on national tv.
Now Hensley's art is overtaking his carpet business.
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((BUT THIS IS STARTING TO GROW OUT MORE FROM WORD OF MOUTH, IT'S BEGINNING TO DO IT. AND PEOPLE ARE COMING IN TO ORDER OR EITHER BUY SOME OF THE STUFF THAT I'VE ALREADY DONE. ))
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For Hensley, each piece is an expression of himself, his imagination.
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((IT'S THE MANIFESTATION OF A THOUGHT, YOU HAVE A THOUGHT, AND THEN BEING ABLE TO MANIFEST THAT THOUGHT IN SOME FORM OTHER THAN VERBAL. ))
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thought into art might just save his knees. Tracy Altizer, News 7.)) And if it does nothing else, says this longtime carpet installer, turning