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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Capital murder suspect Earl Bramblett's psychiatric history is about to be made public.
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VO-NAT


And it takes more than brute strength to conquer the challenges facing men AND women headed for V-M-I next week.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight on News 7 sports Steve Mason checks in from UVa's football media day, the Scott Robertson Memorial is showcasing some international players this week at the Roanoke Country Club,
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VO-NAT ENG#


and one group of fighters helps another today as area firemen give the Roanoke City Boxing association a $3000 donation.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Clouds and showers will linger into the overnight forecast. I have the latest from the News 7 Weather Center.

Bramblett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea

TAPE597-29
GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett


We may soon know some of Earl Bramblett's deepest secrets.
In May, Bramblett was found competent to stand trial for the murders of a Vinton family of four.
But the press and public were not allowed to hear what was behind that decision.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


Judge Roy Willet closed the hearing after Bramblett's lawyers argued the testimony of three psychologists should remain secret.
Willet said it was necessary to protect Bramblett's right to a fair trial.
Now the state Court of Appeals says Willet's ruling violated the first amendment.
The court said the public has a right to know what goes on in competency hearings, because they can sometimes delay a trial indefinitely.
Neither the Commonwealth's attorney's office nor Bramblett's defense team had a comment on the ruling.
The court documents will remain sealed until Judge Willet orders them opened.
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Sprinklers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=None


A fire sprinkler designed for quick response in residential buildings is the focus of a Consumer Products Safety Commission probe.
The sprinkler, called the Omega, failed to operated one- third of the time- -during tests.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


There are several different kinds of sprinkler heads used in buildings.
The Omega can be identified by a wide chrome ring, and a distinctive three-tiered heat collector in the center.
The owner of Magic City Sprinkler in Roanoke says he doesn't think the Omega is widely used in this area.
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((CHARLES MCGHEE/MAGIC CITY SPRINKLER; IT'S A SPECIALTY SPRINKLER TO BEGIN WITH, IN OTHER WORDS ITS A SPECIAL, QUICK RESPONSE FIRE SPRINKLER, I GUESS IT'S BEEN IN EXISTENCE MAYBE TEN YEARS. ))
SUPER=01-Charles McGhee/Magic City Sprinkler;
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


The Pennsylvania company that makes the sprinkler, Central Sprinkler Corporation, says the problem is caused by improper installation. Take Pinnacle Board
But they are offering to test and fix them if necessary.
You can contact the company by calling 1-800-523-6512 during regular business hours.
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Marshall-Lodge


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


The future of an historic Lynchburg building gutted by fire last month remains up in the air.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July 21; :00


The John Marshall Lodge on Church Street went up in flames more than three weeks ago, taking with it three local businesses.
One of them-- Dawson Ford Garbee Real Estate-- has been working furiously to stay in business.
SUPER=04-Today; :12


The company has relocated to temporary quarters on Old Forest Road while its new building is constructed next door.
That should be ready in about six weeks.
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((REPORTER: FOR THE MOST PART, DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE PUT THE FIRE BEHIND YOU? WAYNE RAMSEY/DAWSON FORD GARBEE: I'VE TRIED AS BEST I COULD. I'M TIRED OF HAVING TO SMELL THE REMNANTS OF IT. I MEAN THAT'S SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH. THIS IS AUGUST NOW, AND WE'VE GOT THE REST OF OUR SUMMER SALES.))
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VO-NAT


Ramsey says the company has "not" seen any loss of business because of the fire.
Meanwhile, the Lynchburg fire marshal's office has said it appears the entire lodge building will have to be torn down.
Members of the Masonic Temple are hoping to rebuild, but no final decision has been reached.
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TAP


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Education


Paying the bill for college is often a challenge, but today it got a little easier for some Roanoke- area students.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Total Action against Poverty awarded eight- thousand dollars in scholarships to 14 students.
All of them were participants in Project Discovery- -a program that helps low- income students.
Shana Waller got the largest scholarship of 17-hundred dollars.
She credits the program for her success.
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((SHANA Waller/SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: I'M READY TO GO..I REALLY WANT IT..AND I'M READY TO GO TO SCHOOL AND EXPERIENCE COLLEGE LIFE AND HOPEFULLY HELP SOME OTHER LIVES IN THE PROCESS ))
SUPER=01-Shana Waller/Scholarship Winner;
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VO-NAT


As part of the program, students visited several colleges and learned about admission procedures and financial aid.
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IN Q=We do everything humanly possible

((TED EDLICH/EXEC. DIRECTOR TAP: WE DO EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE TO OVERCOME THE BARRIERS THAT MANY LOW-INCOME KIDS HAVE TO A HIGHER EDUCATION.))
SUPER=01-Ted Edlich/TAP Exec. Director;
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VO-NAT


Project Discovery has been helping students in Roanoke Valley and Alleghany County for the past 15 years.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


V-M-I will welcome its first female cadets next week--and the staff has taken to a wilderness setting to get ready.
We'll tell you why, coming up on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


Also from community volunteers to inmates, they're all pitching into clean up one of this area's most prized natural resources.
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ANCHOR=Patrick

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Wilderness


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=VMI

**Note Anchor Tag**
Deep in the woods of Craig County at Wilderness Adventure, Virginia Military Institute faculty and staff are facing some demanding challenges.
Through physical, mental and spiritual programs they're preparing for the first year the institution will allow women cadets on campus.
Tonya Flory explains, male or female...it's a team effort.
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((JULIANNE FULTZ:YOU'RE BONDING TOGETHER MUCH LIKE THE CLASSES THE CADETS BOND TOGETHER. THEY HAVE EACH OTHER TO LEAN ON WHEN THINGS GET TOUGH, I HAVE MY COLLEAGUES TO LEAN ON AS WELL TO PULL FOR ME AND ROOT FOR ME, PULL BEHIND ME))
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11:13:30 nat sound break Fledging members of the V-M-I faculty along with a few veterans are getting a leg up on the school year. Women have always been in administrative positions, but this year female cadets will be entering the classrooms. Julianne Fultz has no military background herself, but she says she was drawn in by the schools tradition and history...and that part of her job will not change...
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SOT 10:47:16:04
IN Q=I'm here

((JULIANNE FULTZ:I'M HERE FOR BOTH THE MALE AND FEMALES. THERE'S A LOT OF MISCONCEPTIONS HERE WITH THE NEW WOMEN STAFF. THAT THEY'RE JUST BEING HIRED FOR THE WOMEN AND WE'RE NOT, WE'RE HERE FOR ALL THE CADETS))
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OUT Q=all the cadets

And though they may falter at times, the lessons learned on the ropes can be transferred in to the classroom...
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SOT 10:51:45:29
IN Q=When the arena

((ALAN FARRELL:WHEN THE ARENA IS LEVEL, WOMEN DO AS WELL AS MEN, AND IT SUGGESTS THAT THESE PEOPLE HERE AT WILDERNESS ADVENTURE HAVE CONSTRUCTED THE CHALLENGES IN SUCH A WAY THAT RAW STRENGTH, OR WHATEVER ADVANTAGE MEN AMY HAVE HAS DISAPPEARED FROM THE SYSTEM))
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The private camp training is another initiative V-M-I is taking to make this year a positive experience for all students.
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SOT 10:46:42
IN Q=I have studied

((JULIANNE FULTZ:I HAVE STUDIED SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WENT ON AT OTHER MILITARY INSTITUTIONS AND VMI HAS DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB TO MAKE THIS A SMOOTH TRANSITION AND THIS IS PART OF IT ALSO))
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OUT Q=of it also

As the class of 2001 blaze a trail for future cadets...V-M-I leaders are clearing a path of their own to lend them support..tf, News 7.)) Keith Reads TAKE VMI PROMO BOARD FULLSCREEN
And News 7 will have special coverage for you on Monday-- that's the day the first women cadets report to Virginia Military Institute. News 7 at 5 and News 7 at 6 will be live from Lexington on that day, with coverage of the cadets' first day, what they can expect on the rat line, and more of how V-M-I has prepared for the assimilation of women.

Hog-Farm


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=Farming


Pittsylvania County has taken further steps to shoo away a hog farm.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


A North Carolina company called G-I-S wants to build a 10-thousand-hog farm in Southside.
But Pittsylvania County has taken back its seal of approval.... after okaying the first sketch of the farm in April.
County administrator George Supensky says since then, G-I-S has not provided details on buildings, waste lagoons, and nutrient management.
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Talent=Keith
SS=Farming


He has now revoked the county certificate for G-I-S, which could make it more difficult for the company to get a state permit.
G-I-S spokesman Scott Jackson says he's disappointed but has NOT yet decided whether to build the farm.

Wellness


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=None


Alternative medicine is growing in popularity around the country. In Roanoke the Health and Wellness Center is providing holistic approaches to healing.
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SOT 10:53:58
IN Q=When I was going

((BONNIE MURDOCK: WHEN I WAS GOING TO THE MEDICAL DOCTOR THEY WERE GIVING ME MEDICINE THAT WAS CAUSING ME TO HAVE A REACTION TO THE MEDICINE.. SO THIS IS DEFINITELY A COMPLETE TURN AROUND..AND I DON'T HAVE ANY REACTION TO THIS ))
SUPER=07-Bonnie Murdock
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


For Murdock alternative medicine has helped her to alleviate chronic shoulder pain.
Occupational Therapist Cindy Hodges uses myofascial release and muscle energy as a treatment.
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SOT 10:59:09
IN Q=I was using myofascial

((CINDY HODGES/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST: I WAS USING MYOFASCIAL RELEASE WHICH IS A DEEP TISSUE WORK TO HELP LOOSEN UP CONNECTIVE TISSUE THAT MAYBE TIGHTENED DOWN FROM AN INJURY))
SUPER=01-Cindy Hodges/Occupational Therapist
RUNS=:08
OUT Q= down from an injury
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VO-NAT


And Murdock says it really works. A typical session lasts 30 minutes to an hour. The cost is 25-dollars per half hour.
The Health and Wellness Center also uses non-medical treatments such as hypnosis, music therapy, chiropractic-acupuncture and hand therapy.
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Stocks


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


Stocks took a wild ride today.
Analysts say the dramatic swings are caused by mixed signals over inflation. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Claytor-Lake


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=None


A clean- up operation underway at Claytor Lake is an example of what volunteers and county officials can accomplish working together.
They're striving to keep the lake beautiful for future generations to enjoy.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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SUPER=02-Ronnie Powers; :10
SUPER=01-Stan Crigger/Pulaski Co. Emergency Svs. Coord.; 1:02
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(( Claytor Lake is one of Virginia's most prized possessions-- but trees and other debris that clog the lake-- are an eyesore and a safety hazard.
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IN Q=The property

((RONNIE POWERS/"FRIENDS OF CLAYTOR LAKE BD. MEMBER: THE PROPERTY VALUES ARE IMPACTED, OF COURSE, BUT IT'S ACTUALLY THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE LAKE, IF THIS WERE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE THAT LITTLE RECESS WOULD FILL UP, IT'D BE TRASH, IT'D BE UNSAFE, IT'D BE DANGEROUS AND THEN THE REST OF THE LAKE WOULD BE IMPACTED. ))
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OUT Q=be impacted.


Ronnie Powers is a member of "Friends of Claytor Lake"-- the group that's devised a plan to keep the lake clean. Nat Sound of Chain Saw
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For the past two years-- members have been working with various COUNTY agencies to clear out trash and other debris-- using special equipment and inmate labor. NAT SOUND OF CHAIN SAW
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IN Q=It's one

((RONNIE POWERS/"FRIENDS OF CLAYTOR LAKE" BD. MEMBER: IT'S ONE OF THE KEY FACTORS IN MAKING THIS THING WORK, AS ECONOMICALLY AS IT DOES, THEY GIVE US A DAY, AND EACH DAY THAT THEY WORK HERE, THEY GET A DAY OFF OF THEIR SENTENCE.))
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OUT Q=their sentence.


It's a tough job-- but believe it or not-- it's easier than it was last year-- when the inmates didn't have access to a generator and conveyor belt-- donated by American Electric Power.
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10:20:44
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IN Q=You'd be

((STAN CRIGGER/PULASKI CO. EMERGENCY SERVICES COOR.:YOU'D BE SURPRISED WHAT'S OUT THERE AND WHAT BECOMES AVAILABLE, THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF INTEREST FROM THE LAKE POINT OF VIEW, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO GIVE OF THEIR MEANS AND HELP SO IT COULD WORK FOR OTHER JURISDICTIONS, I'M SURE. ))
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Last year-- 450 tons of debris were removed from the lake, but with the improved system, they hope to double that amount. end su
"Friends of Claytor Lake" is also involved in other projects-- like water monitoring and boat safety.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Pulaski County.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=None


Coming up tonight in sports, Boxing, Golf and a little baseball plus, Steve Mason visited with the Virginia football team today where some coaches and
players are hard at work... (/////SOT/////)
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S-Cavs


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#VF97-1
GRAPHIC=uva fb


The Virginia Cavaliers begin the 1997 season unranked and relatively unknown.
Steve Mason was in Charlottesville today for UVa's annual football media day.
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S-Boxing


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-10
GRAPHIC=Boxing Logo


The Roanoke City Boxing Association received a nice gift today and also announced its first annual Boxing & Barbecue extravaganza.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


The gift is a 3-thousand dollar contribution from the Roanoke City Fire Fighters Association.
The check was presented to officials of the boxing club by Richard Sarver, President of the Fire Fighters Association.
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((RICHARD SARVER/PRES. ROANOKE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: )) ((JIM TROUT/CHAIRMAN OF ROANOKE CITY BOXING ASSOCIATION: ))
SUPER=01-Richard Sarver/Roanoke Firefighters Assn. Pres.; :
SUPER=01-Jim Trout/Chairman of Roanoke Boxing Assn.; :10
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VO-NAT (CONT.)


The donation highlighted the upcoming Boxing and Barbecue that will be held at the National Guard Armory this Saturday.
The event will feature a catered barbecue meal from 3 Lil Pigs and 12 live amateur Olympic style boxing matches against clubs around the state and region.
The barbecue will begin at 7 Saturday and boxing begins at 8.
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S-Robertson


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=Scott Robertson


The Scott Robertson golf tournament is in the second round at the Roanoke Country Club.
This year's event features some of the top juniors in the country and it has a big international flavor, as well.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


This year's field includes golfers from 33 states and six foreign countries.
Scotland is represented by the British junior champion David Ingles and Ross Miller.
Miller is playing in the tournament for the first time, and he's found the Roanoke Country Club course a lot different from those in his native land.
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((ROSS MILLER/GLASGOW, SCOTLAND: ))
SUPER=01-Ross Miller/Glasgow, Scotland Golfer; :
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=SCOTT ROBERTSON


The girls' leader after two rounds in the 13 and 14 age group is Jennifer Selfinger. Laura Myerscough leads the 15-to-18 year old age group.
The boy's groups are still out on the course at this time.

S-Yanks


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-16
GRAPHIC=MLB


The Yankees came into today's action with the Royals five and a half games back in the East behind the front running Orioles.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY/Royals vs.Yankees; :00


Rain at Yankee stadium delayed the game for an hour and a half, but once Hideki Irabu got on the hill he was impressive in his return.
Here he strikes out Chili Davis to end the first inning.
Paul O'Neill provided much of the offense today with an RBI single in the first and this solo homer to
SUPER=35-Kansas City/3/New York/9;

right in the third.
As the Yankees beat the Royals 9-to-3 as Irabu gets his third win of the year.
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S-Rush


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=RUSH


The Roanoke Rush announced this afternoon that two of its players have been lost for the season.
Marion Johnson and Kaheen Sandridge were seriously injured in a car accident on Interstate 81 near Natural Bridge around five o'clock last night.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=afr
TAPE#Promo


Most people think of poetry as just the written word.
But across the country, some people are finding a new way to express the ancient art..
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom-- telling us about "Poetry Slams."
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith-- a Poetry Slam is when poets actually get up in front of their peers,
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...and recite their work aloud.
Organizers of a Poetry Slam in Roanoke say it takes poetry out of the classroom, and brings it back to the people.
They even declare a winner-- who'se determined by Olympic style judging.
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We'll have the story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11--Keith? (ad lib byes) Talent=Keith