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Cove-Search

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=NONE


The search continues for a drowning victim at Carvins Cove.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Rescue workers resumed their search for 53- year- old Cecil Donald Short this morning.
Short's empty boat was found floating near the dam yesterday.
Today, searchers found a pack of cigarettes floating near the dam that may belong to the victim.
Short was seen fishing in several places, so search boats are trying to cover a wide area.
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SOT 1:09:09
IN Q=as far as where

((SHANNON SMITH/VA GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES; AS FAR AS WHERE HE MAY HAVE GONE IN, NOBODY ACTUALLY SAW HIM FALL OVER THE SIDE OF THE BOAT OR SAW ANYTHING HAPPEN SO WE'RE JUST BASICALLY DEALING WITH A LARGE AREA WHERE HE WAS SEEN AND DON'T HAVE A GOOD STARTING POINT AT ALL.))
SUPER=01-Shannon Smith/Va. Game & Inland Fisheries;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=point at all
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VO-NAT


If today's search is unsuccessful, more help is on the way tomorrow.
Officials are calling in special water scent dogs, and a new high tech sonar that can locate large objects in the water.
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Jones


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two attorneys who've been representing Paula Jones are asking a court to let them out of the case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Gil Davis and Joseph Cammarata told a judge in Arkansas they have "fundamental differences" with the woman who's suing President Clinton for sexual harassment.
Davis was an un-successful candidate for Virginia's Attorney general.
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Anderson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The motive in the murder of an elderly Roanoke County man last week is still a mystery.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Forty-one- year- old Barbara Anderson was arraigned this morning on first degree murder charges in the beating death of James Beane.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday;


The 88- year- old man was found dead in his home early Friday morning.
Officers arrived at the house after getting a report of a possible break-in.
Anderson, an acquaintance of Beane, was at the home, and was arrested a few hours later.
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Diana


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=princess diana


It's been more than a week since Princess Diana's death, but the mourning continues in London.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London;

4:08:40
Thousands are still flocking to Diana's former home of Kensington palace to pay tribute with flowers and stuffed animals.
SUPER=03-Paris;


In Paris, a preliminary police report concludes driver error and not the paparazzi caused the crash which killed the Princess, her companion and a chauffeur.
The chauffeur, Henri Paul, seen here entering the Ritz Hotel was supposed to be buried this weekend.
But his family has postponed the funeral until more blood tests are performed.
Ritz hotel officials say the video shows him looking alert.
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IN Q=

5:10:48 (( PAUL HANDLEY-GREAVES/AL FAYED SECURITY: "CLEARLY NOT THE ACTIONS OF A MAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL." ))
SUPER=01-Paul Handley-Greaves/Al Fayed Security;
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OUT Q=influence of alcohol.
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VO-NAT


French police say Paul's blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit.
The sole survivor of the crash, bodyguard Trevor Rees Jones, remains hospitalized in serious condition.
His family said today he's conscious and improving, but they say it will be some time before he can talk to police.
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Teresa


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A state funeral will be held for Mother Teresa on Saturday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Calcutta, India;


Thousands of mourners are descending on the Calcutta church where she's lying in state.
The 87- year- old nun died of a heart attack Friday night.
She'll be buried in the courtyard of her charity order's headquarters.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

Mobutu


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The deposed leader of Zaire has died in Morocco.
The official Moroccan News agency says Mobutu Sese Seko (moh-BOO'-too SAY'-say SAY'-koh) died last night of prostate cancer.
The 66- year- old billionaire leader fled Zaire in May, surrendering power to rebel leader Laurent Kabila (loh-RAWN' kah-BEE'-lah).
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Ferry


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Hundreds of people are feared dead in a ferry accident off the coast of Haiti.
The U-S Coast Guard says the ferry sank this morning north of Port- au- Prince.
Haitian officials say at least 700 were on the ferry and as many as 400 may have drowned.

Mir


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


More trouble on Mir.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Earlier today the main computer on the station failed.
All systems except for life support had to be shut down.
That meant Mir lost its steering control, and began tumbling through space.
One of the cosmonauts on board says Mir is now maintaining its proper position in orbit.
Russian officials say the three man crew is not in any immediate danger.
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School-Schedule


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-56)
GRAPHIC=Education


Computers can do amazing things, like scheduling 13- hundred high school students into their classes, but thwne the computer goes down, withOUT a compete back up, problems arise.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


A substantial number of Cave Spring High School students began the school year with an incorrect class assignment.
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SOT 04:09:24
IN Q=Really

((CHRIS BAST/CAVE SPRING H.S. STUDENT: REALLY BASICALLY WHAT IT HAS BEEN IS A LOT OF PEOPLE'S SCHEDULES HAVE BEEN MESSED UP.))
SUPER=01-Chris Bast/Cave Spring H.S. Student; QUICK
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VO-NAT


Roanoke County Schools Superintendent Deanna Gordon explains that in all, close to 100 Cave Spring students ran into problems.
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SOT 05:23:27
IN Q=Lots of folks

((DR. DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: LOTS OF FOLKS PUTTING IN A LOT OF HOURS TO MAKE SURE ALL THE STUDENT'S HAVE THEIR FIRST CHOICES IN AS MANY CASES AS POSSIBLE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Schools Supt.;
RUNS=:08-----????????
OUT Q=as possible.
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VO-NAT


Gordon believes the team has eliminated most of the bugs in the system, but there still are doubts about how smoothly things will go this week.
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E-State-Library


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#=97-66
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal

****NOTE*ANCHOR TAG*
And once those students get their schedules straight, they may want to check out the Library of Virginia for help on their assignments.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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IN Q=It's called Common Wealth
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Sandra Treadway/Library of Virginia; :11
SUPER=@Ellen2; :30
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

(( It's called "Common Wealth: Treasures from the Collections of the Library of Virginia."
And it is one of the most compelling reasons why this 43- million dollar library was built.
sot 11:18:22

((SANDRA TREADWAY/LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA: BUT IN THE LIBRARY WE HAVE 83 MILLION MANUSCRIPT ITEMS. WE HAVE 1-POINT-5 MILLION BOOKS, NEWSPAPERS, PERIODICALS. AND IN ADDITION 66- THOUSAND MAPS, PRINTS, PHOTOGRAPHS. SO IT'S A HUGE COLLECTION.))
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A huge collection never before seen by most of its owners: Virginians. 11:44:00
A book of confessions, hand-scribed on animal skin in the 15th century. 11:34:55
A proclamation from King Charles the first, one of the FIRST efforts to regulate American tobacco. 11:29:44
The last entry ever recorded in the journal of the Virginia House of Burgesses -- the end of a colony at the birth of nation. 11:30:52
And the more mundane. 11:32:47
Daniel Boone's expense account.
The letter from a Virginia slave, Judith Hope entreating the General Assembly to let her remain in Virginia upon her emancipation -- apparently never answered.
sot 11:29:33 on judith hope

((TO ME THAT IS A TREASURE AS WELL AS A GREAT DOCUMENT WITH THE SEAL OF AN ENGLISH KING ON IT.))
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Portraits... and posters...significant or beautiful.
The exhibit is open Monday through Saturday.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


If you can't get to Richmond to see the exhibit, you can check it out online.
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There's a link to the address in the Webwatch section of the WDBJ Homepage.
That address is W-D-B-J-7-dot-com.
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Train-AX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


At least ten people are dead following a train wreck in France today.
The train hit a truck filled with gasoline.
About 30 others were injured.
The collision occurred when the truck was crossing the train tracks near a village about 300 miles southwest of Paris.

F-22


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


After months of delays the Air Force's newest weapon had a successful first flight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Marietta, GA/Yesterday;

7:14:46
Hundreds were hand to watch the F-22 raptor take off from a Georgia Air base.
The raptor will replace aging F-15's, it's faster and needs less support aircraft in combat and has stealth capabilities.
The F-22 also has a computerized cockpit that will help improve pilot reaction in combat.
Four- hundred- thirty- eight F-22's are expected to be built by 20-10.
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ramsey-quantico


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Colorado police and prosecutors investigating the JonBenet Ramsey murder are in Washington for meetings with the F-B-I.
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VO-NAT

THIS MORNING 7:07:37
They arrived last night and are expected to discuss the case at the F-B-I training center in Quantico.
Meanwhile, Newsweek magazine has published what it says is a photocopy of the JonBenet ransom note.
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L-Governor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


A weekend debate showcased the differences and similarities of the two men running for Lieutenant governor.
Republican John Hager said Virginia should dump affirmative action programs.
But Democrat L-F Payne said the state should continue university affirmative action programs that benefit women and blacks.
On other issues, Hager and Payne both supported curbs on youth smoking, but said they're concerned about state tobacco farmers and workers who depend on the industry.

Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=optical cable


Another big overseas contract for a Roanoke County company.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Optical Cable will supply its products to (DAY-ho NET-ih-zens) Daeho Netizens of South Korea.
The agreement will enable Optical Cable to enter the fast growing, but hard to penetrate, South Korean market.
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SOT 00:48:01
IN Q=Also because

((BOB KOPSTEIN/OPTICAL CABLE CEO: ALSO BECAUSE OF THEY'RE BEING A LARGE GENERAL CONTRACTOR, THEY ALSO DO A LOT OUTSIDE OF KOREA AND THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN MARKET, SO IT'S A VERY, VERY INFLUENTIAL GROUP.))
SUPER=01-Bob Kopstein/Optical Cable CEO;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=influential group.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Optical Cable also signed a big contract with a Japanese company this year.

TICKS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Rolls cold out of spots

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IN Q=the fear
SUPER=01-Dr. Sam Telford/Tick Researcher; :28
SUPER=01-Dr. Jim Humphries/Veterinarian; 1:39
RUNS=2:12
OUT Q=forecast

(( The fear of Lyme disease from Ticks has forced many fans of the outdoors to take extra precautions.
Now comes word of a recently discovered deer tick virus.
Dr. Jim Humphries, a veterinarian and best selling author and Dr. Sam Telford, a researcher, who has devoted his life to the study of ticks, join us to answer questions about tickborne viruses.
Good Afternoon gentlemen.
Dr. Telford, How is this newly discovered tick virus different from Lyme Disease?
What are some of the symptoms of the deer-tick virus in humans?

Dr. Humphries, What are some things we can do to protect ourselves from deer-tick bites and diseases?
What can we do to keep our family pets safe and keep them from bringing in the house?

Dr. Telford, Has this deer tick virus been isolated to a certain region of the country?

Are there certain times of the year when deer ticks are a problem?))
WEATHER
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SUPER=301-81/46/Variable 3/29.96F/97/1939/49/1962;

Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/Chance of Showers/62-66/Cloudy, with/Showers/80-84;
SUPER=331-Variable/Cloudiness/62-66/Mostly Cloudy/Showers Possible/80-84;
SUPER=332-Scattered Showers/Wind SE 5-10/58-62/Rain or/Storms Likely/70-75;
SUPER=333-Chance of Rain/Light Winds/60-64/Clouds &/Showers/75-79;
SUPER=334-Mostly Cloudy/Rain or Storms/58-62/Showers or/Storms Likely/68-72;
SUPER=X5001;


Common-sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


New laws may ease the tax burden on the assets you leave behind.
Len Besthoff explains in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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IN Q=if you
SUPER=@len1; :00
SUPER=01-Gary Duerk/CPA-Brown, Edwards & Co.; :11
RUNS=:58
OUT Q=the newsdesk.



Open


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S7-7)
GRAPHIC=U.S. Open


The U-S Open wrapped up yesterday. Top seeded Martina Hingis overpowered Venus Williams in straight sets to win the 19-97 U.S. Open.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-New York, NY/CBS Sports; :


Williams fell behind in the first set 4 to love and then after trailing 3 to 1 in the second set Williams settled down and after this long volley Williams wins the point to break Hingis for the first time in the match.
It was 4 to 4 in the second set but Hingis, who won the Australian and Wimbledon crowns hits a great cross court drop shot to win the match 6-0, 6-4 for her third grand slam title.
SUPER=04-Rafter vs Rusedski; :


Patrick Rafter and Greg Rusedski (roo-SEHD'-skee) took center court for the men's title.
Rafter took away (roo-SEHD'-skee) Rusedski's serve that was timed at 143 miles per hour to win the match in three sets 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, and 7-5. He's the first Australian to win the Men's title since John Newcombe in 19-73.
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Skins


ANCHOR= Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of RS97-1)
GRAPHIC=Skins/Steelers


It was a one point game at Three Rivers between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/FOX SPORTS; :


Pittsburgh took the lead in the first quarter when quarterback Cordell Stewart dives over from the one yard line to make it 7 to nothing.
Washington trailed 7 to 3 at the half.
But the Redskins opened the third quarter with a bang. Brian Mitchell the dangerous return man takes the kickoff on the three yard line follows his blocking down the sideline and scores from 97 yards out and the Redskins took a 10 to 7 lead.
Pittsburgh kept it close but in the
SUPER=30-Pittsburgh/14/Washington/13/;

fourth quarter Stewart on the option pitches to Jerome Bettis.
He scores from the one and the Steelers beat the Redskins 14 to 13.
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Niners


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of FB97-2)
GRAPHIC=Niners/Rams


It was a good day on the gridiron for former Hokie Jim Druckenmiller.
In his first N-F-L start, he passed for 102 yards and two touchdowns to lead the 49-ers to a 15 to 12 win over the St. Louis Rams.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX Sports;


He threw his first touchdown pass- this bullet over the middle to J.J. Stokes from 25 yards out in the second quarter and the Niners took a 7 to 6 lead.
Then in the fourth quarter Druckenmiller takes the Niners on another drive this time handing off to Garrison Hearst he scores from 35 yards out to make it 13 to 12 Niners.
San Francisco went for two and SUPER=30-San Francisco/15/St.

Louis/12/;Druckenmiller hooks up with former Virginia tailback Terry Kirby on the two point conversion the Niners win it 15 to 12.
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E-Skateboards


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-50
GRAPHIC=none


The city and county of Roanoke may come together to give skateboarders a legal place to practice their skills.
Denise Allen and photographer Preston Seaman joined a delegation that traveled to Blacksburg to see its facility.
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IN Q=nat sot
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Ben Mullen/Roanoke Valley Skate Assoc.; :12 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-John Coates/Roanoke Parks & Recreation Dept.; :33
SUPER=01-Lee Johnson/The Greenhouse Skateboards; 1:10
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:25
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OUT Q=News 7
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(( ))
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((Chances are if you been to The Roanoke City Market or a shopping mall you've seen these guys.
They jump curbs, travel down steps and slide along railings.
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SOT 15:02:23
IN Q=you can get

((BEN MULLEN/ROANOKE VALLEY SKATE ASSOC: YOU CAN GET TICKETED UP TO 100-DOLLARS FOR RIDING ON THE STREET WHICH IS PRETTY STEEP.))
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OUT Q=IS PRETTY STEEP


That's why members of both Roanoke City and County Parks and Recreation Department have made this trip to Blacksburg.
The town has a skateboarding facility. So the parks and recreation officials brought along some experts to check it out.
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SOT 14:48:34
IN Q=more or less

((JOHN COATES/ROANOKE CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPT.: MORE OR LESS LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE HERE AS FAR AS WHAT THEY'VE BUILT AND HOW THE KIDS LIKE IT. WE'RE HOPING TO GET SOME FEED BACK FROM THE KIDS AND GET THEM TO TELL US WHAT THEY LIKED AND WHAT THEY'D DO DIFFERENTLY.))
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OUT Q=DO DIFFERENTLY
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SOT 15:01:50
IN Q=THEY ARE WELL

((MULLEN: THEY ARE WELL BUILT BUT AGAIN IT'S PLYWOOD YOU CAN ALREADY SEE THE WEAR. IF WE DO SOMETHING WE NEED TO GET IT LAYERED IN STEEL OR MADE OF CONCRETE.))
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(( ))
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Lee Johnson built most of the ramps for this facility in his house.
Business donations paid for the materials.
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SOT 14:55:11
IN Q=they're really designed

((LEE JOHNSON/THE GREENHOUSE SKATEBOARD: THEY'RE REALLY DESIGNED TO SIMULATE TERRAIN YOU'LL FIND IN ANY KIND OF URBAN AREA--STAIRS, LEDGES, THOSE ARE THE IDEAL PLACES TO SKATE.))
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Skateboarding is one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the country with about six million skaters in the U.S. Denise Allen News 7.)) The experts say facilities like this are safer, not to mention legal.