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ANCHOR=Keith

These are the headlines for NEWS 7 at SIX:
Talks are progressing at Yokohama Tire.
A black history tour turns into tragedy.
The candidates for Governor are neck-and-neck.
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VO-NAT


And a hunk of a local boy makes good.
We'll tune into Rob GEV-rick-in's debut on the "Bold and the Beautiful" and hear from the folks back home.
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=Steve


In sports--Carolina Panther running back Tim Biakabutuka talks about the season, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is airlifted to a trauma unit after an injury, Dale Jarrett talks repeat,
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VO-NAT


and Roanoke might just have a repeat performance from this guy-- the fishy or fershy details in sports.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Today was nice but tomorrow will be better. The forecast just doesn't say July and we will show you why.

Yokohama


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


Talks continue between Yokohama Tire and union negotiators, as they try to beat a midnight contract deadline for 900 employees.
Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Microwave


Eric Earnhart is at the hotel in Roanoke County where the talks are taking place... Eric are they going to make it?
Live=Eric Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Eric1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;


Keith they seem to think so. I spoke with one of the union negotiators this afternoon, he said they are hopeful they can finalize the deal this evening... so hopeful, they've already called an informational meeting for union members tomorrow.
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VO-NAT **Eric mic hot**
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Negotiators worked into the wee hours of the morning, and then resumed later this morning... occasionally breaking into small groups outside the room
They weren't taking many breaks, in fact there appeared to be very little downtime, as they tried to get this agreement together before tonight's deadline.
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Live=Eric Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;


I asked on of the negotiators if another contract extension is an option and he said no... they are focusing on getting the agreement together tonight, Keith.
Double Boxes=Keith and Eric/Microwave




Bus-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=None


A bus taking children on a black history tour ran off Interstate 95 and plunged into the Nottoway River.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sussex Co.;


One adult chaperone was killed and 34 others, mostly young children, were injured.
The accident happened shortly after seven this morning in the Stony Point area of Sussex County, about 20 miles south of Petersburg.
The bus apparently went down a 150-foot embankment into the river.
Civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks says the victim, 25-year-old Adissa Foulke, was a close friend who she considered a member of her own family.
Foulke was the son of the director of the Rosa and Raymond Parks Foundation, which helped sponsor the bus tour.
Hospitals in Emporia, Petersburg and Richmond treated passengers, most of them suffered minor injuries.
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Priest-lawsuit


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-44
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A Roanoke County man has renewed his complaint against a local priest- -the former pastor at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./January, 1994


Father Kenneth Stofft left the church more than a year ago, tearfully admitting to the congregation that he has an alcohol problem.
Last month a parishioner filed a civil suit arising from an incident at the church two years ago.
Robert A. Stone, the Third says he went to Our Lady of Nazareth for counseling, but that Father Stofft was drunk, continued drinking and that he propositioned Stone during the counseling session.
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Talent=Keith
SS=Lawsuit


County police brought charges against the priest, but a judge dismissed the CRIMINAL case in 1995.
Father Rolo Castillo at Our Lady of Nazareth says- -as far as he knows- -the civil suit has not been served on the church or the Catholic Diocese in Richmond.
Stone is asking for more than one million dollars.
His Richmond lawyer says he's meeting with church officials to try to work out a settlement.

Bottoms


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net D
GRAPHIC=Sharon Bottoms


A Henrico county judge was wrong when he cut off contact between Sharon Bottoms' young son and Bottoms' partner April Wade.
That's the ruling today from the Virginia Court of Appeals.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The Court says the county judge made his decision based solely on the fact that Bottoms and Wade are lesbians.
Bottoms' mother, Kay, had won custody of the child, Tyler, and asked the court to bar any visitation by Wade.
The appeals court today said ALL relevant circumstances- -not just Wade's sexual orientation- -should be considered in deciding what's best for the child.
The court has sent the case back to Henrico County for further hearings.
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Hardy-Road


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=Road Repairs


A busy highway in front of some Bedford County homes is about to undergo a facelift.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Along the two mile twisting, narrow stretch of Hardy Road are 30- mile- an hour speed limit signs.
They are posted near another reminder to motorists about driving carefully: flowers at the site of a recent fatality.
Neighbors say an accident occurs between Beagle Club and Gravel Hill Road at least once a week.
Virginia Department of Transportation officials plan to widen the area into 12-foot travel lanes and eight-foot shoulders with three feet of shoulder paved.
V-DOT officials say the project has the full support of the community.
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((LAURA BULLOCK:NOBODY HAS TO MOVE BECAUSE OF THIS PROJECT, ALTHOUGH WE WILL AHVE TO PURCHASE SOME RIGHT OF WAY AND NO BUSINESSES OR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ARE EFFECTED.))
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VO-NAT


Construction is expected to begin in two phases starting late next year.
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Keith reads Take Pinnacle Board Live Fullscreen
If you have questions about Hardy Road in Bedford County you can contact V-DOT's Bedford Residency office at 586-7910.


Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Perservance has paid off for a Roanoke County native who's spent years pursuing an acting career. Coming up on News 7 at Six, we'll tell you about Rob Gevrekian's (GEV- rick- in's) new T-V role.
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and try walking a mile in this man's shoes and you'd be exhausted. Billy Rose walks EVERYWHERE. We'll do the walking for you this time.
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Barr-Labs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Barr Labs


The launch of a new blood- thinning drug spells good news for consumers AND for the central Virginia company that plans to manufacture it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Forest


Barr Laboratories announced it is now shipping Warfarin (WARF-uh-rin) to customers across the country.
The drug is a less expensive, generic alternative to the anti- coagulant Coumadin (KOO-muh-din).
Barr says Warfarin is on the list of drugs that will be made at its new facility in Forest.
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SOT 1:07:30
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((JERRY PRICE/BARR LABS V.P.: WE HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF OFF- PATENT PRODUCTS THAT WE SELL THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND OUR FACILITY HERE IN FOREST HAS BEEN CONSTRUCTED TO HELP US WITH INCREASED CAPACITY NEEDS TO PROVIDE GENERIC PRODUCTS TO THE CUSTOMERS IN THE UNITED STATES.))
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OUT Q=the United States.
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VO-NAT


Price says the Forest plant should start making and shipping generic drugs by this fall.
Barr Labs currently employs about thirty people there, but expects to hire at least 70 more within the next year.
Its new facility represents a 20 million dollar investment in central Virginia.
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Campbell-Deputy


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


A Campbell County deputy arrested earlier this month on a peeping Tom charge has been fired.
26- year- old Timothy Eric Bradley is accused of peering through a neighbor's window at the Lighthouse apartment complex July 10th.
Bradley was arrested and suspended WITH pay during the internal investigation.
Sheriff Robert Maxey says he fired Bradley following an administrative hearing yesterday.
Bradley was a jailer for the last four years.
The peeping charge carries a maximum twelve months in jail and a 25- hundred dollar fine.

Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


"Virginia voters are waiting until the Fall to focus on their choice for Governor."
That's the conclusion pollsters have drawn from the latest statewide survey conducted last week for News 7 by Mason-Dixon Political Research.
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VO-NAT


There's virtually NO change since May.
Don Beyer picked up one point from the ranks of the UN-decided, but Jim Gilmore still has a one-point lead over Beyer with 43-percent of those polled last Thursday, Friday and Saturday saying they'd vote for Gilmore- -if the election were held today- -42-percent for Beyer.
With a margin of error of 3-and-a-half points, it's obviously close.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Campaign 97


Name recognition remains virtually UN-changed, as well.
"You would hardly know that Gilmore and Beyer have been spending money on television ads," the pollsters say. Take Home Page Address Fullscreen
You can find the latest poll results on the W-D-B-J home page. The address is W-D-B-J 7 dot com.

Gevrekian


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=None


Most actors who head to Los Angeles to get their big break never make it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-"The Bold and the Beautiful"


But William Byrd graduate Rob Gevrekian (GEV-rik-in) landed a role on "The Bold and the Beautiful" in just over a year.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


His first episode aired today.
Rob's father says the phone has been ringing off the hook all afternoon.
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SOT 3:42:46
IN Q=FAMILY

((BOB GEVREKIAN/ACTOR'S FATHER: FAMILY, FRIENDS, FRIENDS OF HIS, FRIENDS OF OURS, FRIENDS OF THEIR'S, EVEN THE DENTIST. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Gevrekian/Actor's Father;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=THE DENTIST
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VO-NAT


Rob's mother says a lot of people say her son is a "hunk."
But she still remembers him dancing in recitals as a kid.
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SOT 3:48:59
IN Q=I DON'T THINK

((CAROLYN GEVREKIAN/ACTOR'S MOTHER: I DON'T THINK OF HIM AS A SEXY HUNK. HE'S JUST MY BABY-- BUT HE'S A VERY TALENTED BOY))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Gevrekian/Actor's Mother;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=TALENTED BOY
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VO-NAT


Rob has taped four episodes of the soap opera.
You can catch Rob's next appearance Thursday, right here on your hometown station.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


The stock market made more gains today, with investors encouraged by the latest economic reports, which shows no signs of inflation. TAKE DOW d NASDAQ PAGE
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The Dow was up 53 points, closing at a new high of 81 hundred 75.
NASDAQ gained nine points.


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Billy-Rose


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=None

**Note Anchor Tag** Folks in Martinsville know, you can't catch up with Billy Rose. For the last three decades, he's kept a fast pace, walking where ever he goes. News 7's Tonya Flory tells us, he isn't slowing down anytime soon.
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SOT 11:04:37
IN Q=I have walked
SUPER=03-Collinsville; :00
SUPER=01-Billy Rose/"Speedy"; :16
SUPER=01-Sheila Martin/Rocky Mount Resident; :33
SUPER=@Tonya2; 1:27
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=News 7.
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SOT 11:04:37:06
IN Q=I have walked

((BILLY ROSE:I HAVE WALKED FROM HERE TO WINSTON-SALEM NORTH CAROLINA IN TWELVE HOURS, I WALKED FROM HERE TO ROANOKE TWICE IN FIVE HOURS, I TIME MYSELF, I WALK FROM HERE TO ROCKY MOUNT SIX TIMES IN FOUR HOURS))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=four hours

And at 42 years old, Billy Rose has covered every inch of Martinsville on foot...now no one in town calls him stranger, but he has earned a nickname...
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SOT 11:17:45
IN Q=Speedy,yes

((SHEILA MARTIN/ROCKY MOUNT:SPEEDY,YES.EVERYBODY IN TOWN KNOWS HIM? YES, EVERYBODY KNOWS HIM))
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OUT Q=knows him
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SOT 11:13:43
IN Q=Everytime I get

((EVERYTIME I GET ON THE ROAD THEY ALWAYS HOLLERING SPEEDY. SPEEDY HURRY UP, YOU'RE OUTRUNNING MY CAR.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=my car
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SOT 11:06:47:00
IN Q=I walked so

((I HAVE WALKED SO HARD, THAT I HAVE WALKED OUT OF MY SHOES.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=my shoes

and the tennis shoe industry has nothing to worry about as long as Billy's around.
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SOT 11:07:05
IN Q=I wear out

((I WEAR OUT A PAIR OF SHOES A MONTH.))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=a month

even though he smokes cigarettes
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SOT 11:07:44
IN Q=I got strong

((I GOT STRONG LEGS,I GOT A STRONG HEART. DOCTOR SAID I HAVE THE BEST HEART OF ANY HUMAN BEING.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=human being

but, this past time does have it's drawbacks...
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SOT 11:08:48
IN Q=It's dangerous,

((IT'S DANGEROUS,I'VE BEEN HIT BY A CAR TWICE))
RUNS=:04
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and he's been robbed at gunpoint while taking a walk, but Billy believes it's still safer than riding in a car...
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SOT 11:14:17
IN Q=A guy offered

((A GUY OFFERED ME A RIDE ONE DAY GOING THROUGH COLLINSVILLE AND I SAID NO THANK YOU, I'M IN A HURRY.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=in a hurry.

So if you see Speedy charging down the road, don't offer him a ride, but do beep the horn and wave hello...TF,News 7.))
Talent=Keith
SS=None

Rose says he's even contemplating following in the footsteps of Forrest Gump...and walking across the country.

Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


The Express negotiates with a former star player from two years ago, Raven linebacker Ray Lewis; is airlifted to atraum unit,
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VO-NAT


and Panther running back Tim Biakubutuka talks about coming back from his season ending injury last year.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-19
GRAPHIC=Express


Yesterday, the Express signed three key players, including veteran goalie dave Gagnon. Today; sources tell news 7 that Roanoke is close to signing former Express star Pat Ferschwiler.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/1993-94 season;

Express personnel did confirm that Roanoke is in serious negotiations with Ferschwiler. The center played in Roanoke in 1993 and in 1994. He registered 35 goals and 80 assists. He's been in the IHL with the Kansas City Blades the last two seasons.
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ANCHOR=Steve
SS=Express


The Express has also acquired Chris Titman for Sean Brown. He had 11 goals and 21 assists last season. He played in Richmond before being shipped to Louisville

S-Lewis


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-18
GRAPHIC=Ravens


The Baltimore Ravens got their first injury scare in training camp today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Westminister, MD; :00


The startinglinebacker was flown by a state police chopper to Shock Trauma Ctr. after suffering a neck injury. The team physician says that ther was no damage to the spinal cord or primary nerves. Doctors believe that Lewis could be released as soon as tommorow. The injury occurred when Lewis and fullback Kenyon Cotton banged helmets.
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S-Ravens


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-17
GRAPHIC=Ravens


With Leeiws's injury and the fact that Ravens draft pick a nd Linebacker Peter Bouware is still in a contract dispute;
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Westminister, MD; :00


is frees up room att linebacker for former Va. tech all American Cornell Brown to start at that position. Sourse in Baltimore said today that brown is sttill a starter.
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((CORNELL BROWN/RAVENS LINEBACKER:))
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=CP97-1
GRAPHIC=Panthers camp


Many Carolina panther fans and coaches have anxiously anticipated the return of running back Tamanga Biakabatuka.
His early performance in training camp indicates he's fully recovered from last years season ending knee injury; an injury that crushed him mentally.
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/49ers vs. Panthers; 1:18
SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/Panthers Quarterback; 1:32
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((:))
((Having fun or should we say..cutting up...the field with the same force and precision that made him an instant success as an NFL running back. But fans only witnessed part of the package. Biakabutuka's rookie year was cut short when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the fourth game. However; at the resilient age of 23; Tim was able to make a full recovery. ((:)) ((STEVE:)) ((:))
Biakabutuka is again a big part of this team. The panthers beat San francisco with his help and carolina was 15th out of 30 teams in rushing last year WITHOUT him most of the season. ((KERRY COLLINS:)) ((
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S-Jarrett


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#R-37
GRAPHIC=INDY MOTOR SPEEDWAY


The Winston Cup circuit returns to the fast track this saturday after a weekend off.
They go to Indianapolis for the brickyard 400.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Indianapolis; :00


A number of teams, including Yates racing, took advantage of last week's down time to test at the track.
Quality Care Ford driver, Dale Jarrett, is the race's defending champ and the favorite to pull off the repeat.
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IN Q="We're excited...

((DALE JARRETT/DEFENDING BRICKYARD 400 CHAMP:))
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OUT Q=...LAST FEW WEEKS."
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Staunton-River


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Education


Stacking shelves in the new Staunton River High School library required some old- fashioned elbow grease.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


An assembly line of students, teachers, and citizens transferred books into the school's new library today, stack by stack.
The new media center is actually the school's old cafeteria, after some major renovations.
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SOT 1:11:34
IN Q=The new library

((BARBARA PLOTNER/LIBRARIAN: THE NEW LIBRARY IS MORE THAN TWICE THE SIZE OF THE ONE WE'RE IN NOW, HAS LOTS MORE SHELF SPACE, AND WE'RE ALSO GIONG TO HAVE LOTS MORE COMPUTERS. AND SO, WE'RE GOING TO BE SET UP AND HAVE A REAL, TRUE MULTI- MEDIA CENTER. ))
SUPER=01-Barbara Plotner/Librarian;
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OUT Q=multi-media center
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Volunteers expected to complete the transfer of all eleven- THOUSAND books today.
They said they were thankful the big move was made TODAY, instead of during yesterday's sweltering heat. (----------------)