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Knowles

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=knowles


An emotional outburst this morning in a Montgomery County courtroom-
For the second time, convicted murderer Michael Knowles attempts to stab himself while in the courtroom.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Microwave


Teresa Hamilton joins us from the Montgomery County Courthouse with the latest.
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Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Christiansburg;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Microwave




Moorman-wreck


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=fat6al ax


One man is dead after a speeding car went spinning out of control in a residential Roanoke neighborhood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Neighbors say the car was traveling between 80 and 100 miles per hour on Moorman Road in Northwest Roanoke.
It apparently went airborne and crashed on the street, just a few yards from where a group of children were playing in a park.
The driver of the car was killed on impact.
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((LT. R.A. BOWER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE; IT APPEARS THAT THE VEHICLE WAS EASTBOUND ON MOORMAN ROAD HERE AT AN EXTREMELY HIGH RATE OF SPEED, IT SIDESWIPED THAT FIRST POLE, WHICH SENT INTO A BROADSIDE AND THAT'S THE WAY IT IMPACTED THE SECOND POLE. ))
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VO-NAT


Police have not identified the driver. He was the only person in the car.
Neighbors say they have seen the same car speeding through the area several times over the past few weeks.
They're grateful no one else in the neighborhood was hurt.
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P-baylor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tha
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=LEGAL SCALES


A number of Virginia Tech athletes found themselves in a court of law yesterday.
A judge dropped abduction charges against Bradley Baylor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


The football player was accused last July of forcing Todd Pringle to drink shots of bourbon or face a beating.
Pringle was found lying unconscious on a sidewalk with a blood alcohol content FOUR times the legal limit.
Baylor denied he forced Pringle to drink, saying Pringle was already drunk when he wandered into his house.
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quick out!
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Judge Ray Grubbs ruled the state did NOT present enough evidence to support the charge.

P-Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=VA TECH


Meantime, some other Tech athletes ALSO had their day in court.
One will serve two days in jail for his part of a fight that injured two members of the track team.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


One count of assault and battery against Sean Sullivan was dismissed yesterday.
But Judge Grubbs sentenced Sullivan to time behind bars for the other count-- involving Jonathon Nelson.
The Tech student was injured in a fight last August outside Squires Student Center.
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((JONATHON NELSON/VICTIM:AT THAT POINT I WAS GETTING PUSHED DOWN THROUGH THE CROWD AND OTHERS MADE BLOWS AND THEN ANOTHER CAME FROM MR. SULLIVAN. TWICE. PHIL KEITH/PROSECUTOR: HE HIT YOU TWICE. JONATHON NELSON/VICTIM:YES. ))
SUPER=01-Jonathon Nelson/Victim; :00
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VO-NAT


Nathaniel Williams, a third Virginia Tech football player faced judge Grubbs yesterday-- in connection with the same incident.
The charges against WIlliams were dropped.
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E-Howell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=597-32
GRAPHIC=NONE


Former state Lieutenant Governor Henry Howell died in his home yesterday after a long bout with cancer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Political life for Howell began in 19-49 while helping to run a primary campaign for Francis Pickens Miller.
Howell was the political darling of blacks and unionists and often enraged Virginia's conservative elite with his persistent attacks on the big business establishment.
Many remember his campaign motto of "Keep the Big Boys Honest"
Henry Howell was 76.
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p-hager


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=hager, john


Republican John Hager is rolling into campaign history.
He is the first Virginian to campaign for statewide office in a wheelchair.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


It was polio, contracted from his infant son after a vaccination, that put Hager in the chair.
One political expert says Hager called him a year ago to ask how a wheelchair would translate on election day.
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((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: IT MAY BE A MARK OF DISTINCTIVENESS IN THE CAMPAIGN. IT MIGHT HELP HIS NAME RECOGNITION A LITTLE BIT. BUT I DON'T BELIEVE PEOPLE REALLY VOTE ONE WAY OR ANOTHER BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT A PERSON IS IN A WHEELCHAIR.)) ((JOHN HAGER: I MEAN I CAN CITE SOME STORIES THAT ARE THE OTHER WAY. PEOPLE SAY "WELL, CAN YOU DO IT? WELL, HOW YOU GONNA GET TO THE PODIUM?" I MEAN, WHO GIVES A DAMN? OR YOU KNOW, UH, "DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH STRENGTH TO DO IT?" AND THEY DON'T KNOW THAT I'M 60 YEARS OLD AND I STILL DO MARATHONS. I'D DARE SAY NONE OF THEM STILL DO MARATHONS.))
SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; :00
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VO-NAT

Hager kicked off his campaign yesterday in his marathon-racing chair.
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P-Wood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-21
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


It's back to the campaign trail for part-time community college professor Tex Wood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Wood is the official Virginia Reform Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor-- and his name is on the ballot.
He kicked off his campaign yesterday in Richmond with a pitch to be the tie-breaking vote in the state Senate.
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((TEX WOOD/REFORM CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOV: IT'S A GOOD PLACE FOR A THIRD PARTY TO GET A CHANCE TO MOVE. IT'S A RESPONSIBLE POSITION BUT IT'S NOT AS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL. I THINK THE VOTERS UNDERSTAND THAT AND WE DO HAVE TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT POLITICAL REALITIES.))
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Wood says a bid for governor by him would be unrealistic.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The Reform Party's official nominee for governor dropped out of the race last month to spend more time with her children.

fundraising-Democrats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


Senate hearings are underway this afternoon into what is expected to be the most detailed look ever into the financing of a presidential campaign.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Lawmakers are looking at campaign fund raising -- in particular at how Democrats raised money during last year's elections.
There'll be questions about overnight stays in the Lincoln bedroom at the White House, and the possible role of foreign money in the U-S presidential race.
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NATO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NATO


NATO made history today by extending a welcoming hand to three European nations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Madrid, Spain;

11:05;18
Meeting in Madrid, the 16 heads of state and government voted to invite Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to join the alliance.
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11:05:23 ((TODAY'S MEETING IS A DEFINING MOMENT FOR NATO WE OPEN THE DOORS OF THIS ALLIANCE TO THE FIRST NEW MEMBERS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE. ))
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Some remaining issues are presumed to include a timetable for adding countries beyond the three.
Most of NATO's European members also want Romania and Slovenia to join the alliance.
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IRELAND


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A second straight night of rioting in Northern Ireland has raised the casualty toll to more than a hundred.
Young catholics have been attacking authorities with rocks, firebombs and guns in retaliation for a British decision to allow protestant marchers through a Catholic neighborhood.
Allen Pizzey reports.
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Catholic neighborhoods of west Belfast were virtually barricaded with burning cars and buses.
When security forces tried to move in they were met by barrages of bottles of flaming gasoline...and in some areas...automatic weapons fire.
Many of the rioters are youngsters in their teens and early twenties.
Two fourteen year olds...one Protestant...the other Catholic...are critically ill after having been hit by a gunfire and a plastic bullet. The police have fired more than 1,600 of the so-called "non-lethal plastic baton rounds" so far.
Man off-camera pix four bullets "That's what the bastards are shooting at us."
The violence claimed its first casualty when a Protestant man apparently accidentally blew himself up with an explosive device.
catholic political leaders have appealed for restraint...but at the same time are encouraging their followers to protest. A newspaper report here claims the catholic Sinn Fein party is laying plans to occupy public building and block highways.
It was also disclosed today that the British government had a report recommending that the Protestant march last Sunday go through weeks before the final decision was allegedly made. And the most contentious of northern Ireland's nearly 3,000 annual Protestant marches are still to come.
Last night's violence wasn't as bad as the night before...but there's little comfort in that. As one political commentator here wrote...it's like the film groundhog day...without the humor. AP, CBSN, Belfast.))

Chrysler


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=chrysler


Chrysler plans to recall more than one and a half million cars and trucks this summer.
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The biggest of the recalls involves about 850-thousand Dodge Ram pickup trucks from 19-94 through '97 and Dodge Ram Vans and Ram Wagons from 19-95 to '97.
They're being recalled because heated transmission fluid can melt connections on fluid lines, posing a potential fire hazard.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Other problems that need to be fixed include faulty air-bag controls and minivan lift- gate supports.

ward-BANKRUPT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


After 125 years in business, Montgomery Ward is filing for bankruptcy protection.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;


The nation's largest privately owned retailer plans to reorganize and close stores that are performing poorly.
Montgomery Wards has 60-thousand employs in 43 states.
No word yet if any local stores will be affected.
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Housing-City-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-32)
GRAPHIC=Roanoke


Some Roanoke Valley residents may feel a new tug on their purse strings.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


For years there has been talk about putting a higher education center in one of the former Norfolk Southern buildings in downtown Roanoke.
Mayor David Bowers wants to establish an "investment fund" to get the ball rolling.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WITH TWO- POINT- FIVE- MILLION- DOLLARS OF THAT AMOUNT TO BE DESIGNATED BY OUR CITY MANAGER AND OUR DIRECTOR OF FINANCE FROM CITY FUNDS, AND A TWO- POINT- FIVE- MILLION- DOLLAR MATCH FROM EITHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND- OR CITIZEN SPONSORED FUNDRAISING EFFORTS.))
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The mayor also used his state of the city address to discuss Roanoke's housing problems.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: A COLLABORATION OF OUR CITIZENS AND THEIR GOVERNMENT, AND INDUSTRY, CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS, SHOULD NOW COME TOGETHER TO FOCUS, AND TO PRESENT A COHESIVE, COMMUNITY WIDE PLAN FOR DEVELOPMENT OF HOUSING IN OUR INNER CITY. IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. IT IS TIME TO GET ROANOKE'S HOUSING IN ORDER.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Roanoke


The task force will focus on downtown residential housing.

Hog-Farm


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#net (edit of 97-46)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Pittsylvania County could soon be hog heaven.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


A North Carolina company is planning to build a hog farm, but residents say waste from the animals will destroy their rivers, air, and property values.
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((LET US BE KNOWN FOR OUR GOOD QUALITIES IN THIS COMMUNITY, IN THIS COUNTY AND IN THE STATE. PLEASE DON'T SELL US OUT TO BE THE NEWEST CESSPOOL OF THE UNITED STATES.))
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The Right to Farm Act allows the hog facility to enter Pittsylvania County without a public hearing or special use permit.
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((BOBBY SCEARCE/PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SUPERVISOR: WE PROMISE YOU AS A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS THAT WE WILL DO ALL WE POSSIBLY CAN LEGALLY TO DISCOURAGE THE LOCATION OF SUCH OPERATION IN THIS COUNTY.))
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One supervisor suggested writing a letter to the North Carolina company telling them not to come.
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P-Shady-Site


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=Internet


Consumers have a new friend on the Internet...the Better Business Bureau.
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It's created the B-B-B Online.
If you see their symbol on a website, it means someone from the bureau has checked out the business.
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((FRAN STEPHANZ/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU; BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ON LINE, IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THAT, IT'S A VERY SERIOUS THING, REQUIRES A ON-SITE VISIT, INTERVIEWS, SOMEBODY IN THIS OFFICE HAS TO GO OUT AND INTERVIEW THE PRINCIPLES, ACTUALLY SEE THAT INVENTORY'S THERE, IF THAT'S WHAT THEY CLAIM. ))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


(Stephens) Stephanz says consumers need to be more aware of who they're doing business with, because anyone can run a good-looking web-site from their basement.

mars-probe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


NASA scientists today are expected to release the results of some soil samples taken overnight from Mars by the mechanical explorer, Sojourner.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-NASA;


NASA has also been studying photos taken of the red planet and it has learned that the biggest flood in the history of solar system apparently rolled across Mars billions of years ago.
Sojourner is now heading toward its next target: a large rock scientist have nicknamed "Yogi."
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

mir


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT


Nearly a day after a visiting cargo ship docked with MIR, crewmen on the Russian space station have begun unloading more than two tons of supplies.
The cargo ship is carrying equipment needed to fix the station's power system damaged last month after a collision with another cargo ship.
Repairs to the lab module are scheduled for later this month.
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WEATHER
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Rush


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-14
GRAPHIC=Rush


Baseball season may be in full swing, but football season is fast approaching for the Roanoke Rush.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


The Rush is in its final week of training camp at Patrick Henry. The team has not yet finalized its roster. Last year; 100 players tried out for the Rush; which eventually finished 12 and 2. This year; only 50 players have come out.
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((FREDDIE FORD/MIDDLE LINEBACKER: LAST YEAR WE HAD OVER A HUNDRED PEOPLE COME OUT FOR THE TEAM THIS YEAR IT'S KIND OF SLIM, I GUESS DUE TO THE FINANCIAL SITUATION. WE'LL BE OKAY JUST ONCE EVERYTHING GETS PUT INTO PLAY. I MEAN WE HAVEN'T BEEN PRACTICING THAT LONG ONLY ALL TOGETHER ABOUT THREE WEEKS BETWEEN ALL THE PRACTICES... THEN WE HAD PRACTICE TWO DAYS BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAY LAST WEEKS.)) ((ANTHONY DRAKEFORD/WIDE RECEIVER:WE HAVE ALOT OF SKILLED PLAYERS. EVERYBODY'S BEEN SAYING WE'RE MISSING OFFENSIVE LINEMEN. WE DON'T HAVE THE OFFENSE LINE WE NEED RIGHT NOW. SO ANYBODY THAT CAN PLAY OFFENSIVE LINE, COME ON OUT. WE GONNA THROW.))
SUPER=01-Freddie Ford/Middle Linebacker; :00
SUPER=01-Anthony Drakeford/Wide Receiver; :25
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD RUSH

The Rush plays a preseason exhibition game at Blacksburg HIgh School on July 19th against the Washington D.C. Chiefs.

Tino


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-8
GRAPHIC=MLB ALL-STAR


Tonight players from all over the major league take to the same diamond, as Cleveland's Jacob's Field hosts the annual all-star game.
Yesterday fans were treated to all kinds of activities including the always popular homerun derby.
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SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/ESPN; :00


Nearly 45 thousand fans turned out just to watch some of the game's best long ball hitters tee off.
McGuire, Griffey, and and Brady were some of the favorites to win.
But two others stole the show.
Colorado's Larry Walker hit nine homers in each of the first two rounds for a total of 18.
But in the finals, Tino Martinez of the Yankees outduelled Walker hitting three homers to his one to win the overall title.
Martinez has hit 28 homers for the Yanks this season.
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Tree-Sculpture


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-34)
GRAPHIC=NONE


A local artist has breathed new life into a diseased and dying pin oak.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The tree weighed more than two tons and it toppled this truck as workers tried to uproot it in May.
It left the Hart family with a 12 foot chunk of wood-- jagged and without limbs--looking worse than before.
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((DWAYNE HODGES/YANKEE WHITTLER: I JUST STARTED WHITTLING ON IT, TAKING A LITTLE AWAY AT A TIME. IT'S A LITTLE BIGGER THAN WHAT I'D DONE BEFORE, BUT..))
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VO-NAT


This piece cost three thousand dollars and took Hodges about 21 days and 168 hours to complete.
It's turned a wooden eye-sore into a sculpted eye-catcher on the corner of a quiet neighborhood street in Salem. (----------------)