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He was convicted of raping and killing a woman last May.
Today a jury decides if he will die for his crime.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


And a preview of this weekend's festival in the park- We'll hear from the Dixie Chicks. [Sports-head]
[ANCHOR=steve]


In sports, soccer invaded the valley this weekend as the berglund festival cup gears up, Mike Stevens will talk to Mark martin about his season,
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and a part of Lance Armstrong will be in Roanoke this weekend as cyclists and fans prepare for the Saturn Festival Cup
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Let's see....it's a festival weekend...so it must be cloudy with a chance of showers. The forecast details coming up.[open]
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[Hedrick]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#98-41 15:19]
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Convicted killer Brandon Wayne Hedrick says he'd rather die than spend the rest of his life in the penitentiary.
Hedrick got his wish today when an Appomattox jury handed down the first death penalty in the county's modern history.
Steve Smallshaw was there.
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[IN Q=At the tender]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Hedrick/Convicted Murderer; :22]
[SUPER=01-Phillip Hedrick/Defendant's Father; :30]
[SUPER=01-Dale Alexander/Victim's Mother; :50]
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[SUPER=01-Lee Harrison/Defense Attorney; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=News7, Appomattox.]


(( At the tender age of 19, Brandon Wayne Hedrick left the Appomattox courthouse to become one of the youngest inmates on Virginia's death row.
It took a jury ninety minutes to find Hedrick guilty of the rape, robbery and murder of Lisa Yvonne Crider last May.. another ninety minutes to sentence him to die.
Prosecutors made an issue of the fact that Hedrick has never said he's sorry.
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[SOT 3:20:41]
[IN Q=I just don't]

((BRANDON HEDRICK/CONVICTED MURDERER: I JUST DON'T EXPRESS MY REMORSE THE WAY SOME PEOPLE DO.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=some people do.]


Hedrick's family called the crime and punishment a tragedy for everyone involved.
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[SOT 3:27:23]
[IN Q=I know my]

((PHILLIP HEDRICK/DEFENDANT'S FATHER: I KNOW MY BOY DOESN'T WANT TO STAY IN PRISON ALL HIS LIFE.. I WOULDN'T WANT TO. AND I KNOW THAT HE'LL GO TO HEAVEN, HE'S BEEN FORGIVEN.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=he's been forgiven.]


The victim's family was not so quick to forgive.. Crider's mother said she wasn't hoping for or against a death sentence.. only justice.
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[SOT 3:24:30]
[IN Q=Either way]

((DALE ALEXANDER/VICTIM'S MOTHER: EITHER WAY, I MEAN WHATEVER THEY DECIDED. BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE HARD EITHER WAY. BUT IT'S NO LESS THAN WHAT HE DESERVED.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=what he deserved.]
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[SOT 3:29:44]
[IN Q=I would have]

((TOMMY LAWSON/PROSECUTOR: I WOULD HAVE TO AGREE, THERE'S NO VICTORY FOR ANYBODY IN CASE LIKE THIS. IN THIS CASE, YEAH, I THINK JUSTICE WAS SERVED.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=justice was served.]


Defense attorneys placed the blame on Hedrick's alleged accomplice, Trevor Jones.
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[SOT 3:33:30]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((LEE HARRISON/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I THINK IT'S A MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE IN THAT THE MAN WHO IS REALLY THE CULPRIT IN THIS IS GOING TO AT WORST GET LIFE IN PRISON. IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR TREVOR JONES, WE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN HERE TODAY.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=been here today.]


Jones will stand trial next month.
Hedrick will be sentenced in July.

Steve Smallshaw, News7, Appomattox.))[Harvey]


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[TAPE#98-31 1:06:13]
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Prosecutors don't believe a former Radford University student intended to kill anyone when he set fire to a house near campus, two years ago.
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That's why they agreed to let 21-year old Michael Harvey plead guilty to arson and second degree murder today.
Harvey had been charged with first degree murder.
[SUPER=03-Radford/February 24, 1996;]


The fire claimed the life of 21-year old Christopher Mirch who was inside the Delta (Tow-Kie) Tau Chi fraternity house.
Prosecutors say Harvey set fire to a piece of furniture as revenge for an earlier dispute involving his friends.
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[11:51:12]
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Mirch]

((RANDAL DUNCAN/RADFORD COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY:THE MIRCH FAMILY AND COMMONWEALTH STRUGGLED WITH THIS CASE BECAUSE THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES WERE SO DIFFICULT. EVEN THE COMMONWEALTH'S EVIDENCE WOULD HAVE REVEALED THAT THE FIRE WAS SET ON THE BACK PORCH, HOWEVER, OUR EVIDENCE WOULD REVEAL THEY DID NOT KNOW THAT ANYONE WAS INSIDE THE RESIDENCE AND THEREFORE THE DEATH OF CHRISTOPER MIRCH WOULD HAVE BEEN ACCIDENTAL. ))
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[OUT Q=been accidental.]
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Harvey faces ten to fifteen years in prison when sentenced in July.
He and his wife are expecting a baby and had hoped he could remain free on bond.
But Harvey was immediately taken to jail.
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[Grayson-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=98-43 10:53]
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"All we're asking for is a level playing field."
Those were the words echoed in Grayson County court by attorneys for capital murder suspect Louis Ceparano-
They tried unsuccesfully to get a special prosecutor appointed to the case.
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[SUPER=03-Independence/File Tape;]


Ceparano and co-defendant Emmett Cressell, Junior are accused of killing Garnett G-P Johnson last summer.
Ceparano's attorneys believe prosecutor J-D Bolt favors Cressell because he represented him while in private practice.
They also point out that Cressell was released on bond after agreeing to testify against Ceparano.
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But the judge denied the motion, saying prosecutor Bolt did not try to conceal his prior relationship with Cressell.

About 120 Grayson County residents will be called as potential jurors when jury selection for Ceparano begins on Wednesday.

[Abstinence-Campaign]


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Governor Jim Gilmore's telling teens to just say NO to sex.
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The Governor helped kick off a statewide abstinence campaign today.
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((I'M GONNA WAIT TO HAVE SEX. CAUSE RIGHT NOW, I'VE GOT OTHER PLANS.))
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((STACEY LEE/AGE 13: I LOVE TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT TO YOUTH THAT THEY NEED TO ABSTAIN FROM SEX RIGHT NOW. BECAUSE THAT JUST ISN'T--AT THIS AGE, IT'S JUST NOT THE WAY TO GO. THEY NEED TO BE FOCUSED ON THEIR GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS IN LIFE.))
[SOT 11:04:37]

((CLAUDE ALLEN/SECY. OF HEALTH & HUMAN RESOURCES: WE WILL CONTINUE HAVING PROGRAMS OUT THERE THAT ADDRESS THE NEED FOR SAFE SEX, IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO CALL IT. BUT FOR THE YOUTH, THE MESSAGE NEEDS TO BE CLEAR IS THAT ABSTINENCE IS THE BEST POLICY.))
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But Virginia's campaign comes just days after a Princeton study showed teaching abstinence is less effective than teaching birth control in stopping teens from having sex.
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[IN Q=Based on]

((KAREN RASCHKE/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: BASED ON ALL THE INFORMATION WE'VE ALL COMPILED, WE'RE RISKING ADDITIONAL PREGNANCIES, SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES, AND DEATH WHEN WE AGREE TO HAVE AN ABSTINENCE ONLY MESSAGE BE THE STATE MESSAGE.))
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The abstinence ads hit the air in June.[Tease#1]

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A Republican Convention this weekend will decide who will take on incumbent Congressman Rick Boucher.
Coming up we'll meet the two candidates.
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And a Pittsylvanaia County inventor is staying afloat with junk.
We'll take a look at this unusual watercraft, but first let's check in with Robin.
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As Memorial-Day travelers get ready to hit the road, there's already been one bad accident near Roanoke.
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It happened at the junction of Interstates 81 and 5-81.
A van heading south on 81 collided with a tractor trailer.
A woman and three children inside the van were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The Roanoke County EMS chief said none of the injuries is life-threatening.
The accident brought traffic to a crawl between I-81 and Hershberger road.
State Police are urging drivers to be extra careful as they head out of town this weekend.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-36 15:03]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 98]


Tomorrow, Ninth District Republicans will choose between two candidates who hope to unseat Democratic Congressman Rick Boucher.
It may be a difficult decision.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell talks with Joe Barta, and Patrick Muldoon.
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[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=04-May 11, 1996; :04]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Muldoon/(R) Candidate for Congress; :15]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :33]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joe Barta/(R) Candidate for Congress; :45]
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(( [OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF 1996 CONVENTION]
Two years ago, Patrick Muldoon carried the day at the ninth district convention and he carried the GOP banner in the fall campaign.
Though he eventually lost to Rick Boucher by a substantial margin, he's back to give it another try.
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[SOT 15:04:02]
[IN Q=We had 60-thousand]

((WE HAD 60- THOUSAND PEOPLE VOTE FOR US LAST TIME. WE HAD A VERY LIMITED BUDGET. I WAS RELATIVELY INEXPERIENCED ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO GET OUT THERE, BUT WE'VE LEARNED THAT. AND WE'RE GOING TO GO OUT THERE AND GET EM THIS TIME.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=and get em this time.]


But before Muldoon can put those lessons into practice... he must get by Joe Barta, a Radford opthalmologist...

[NAT SOUND OF BARTA WITH PATIENT]
Barta has been travelling the ninth district since last July in pursuit of the Republican nomination... And with an early lead in fundraising, Barta says he has the organization to win.
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[SOT 15:11:39]
[IN Q=We have essentially]

((WE HAVE ESSENTIALLY A FULL CAMPAIGN STAFF ON HAND. I THINK I'M THE CANDIDATE WHO CAN ATTRACT THE MOST MONEY. AND I THINK THE DELEGATES IN THE NINTH DISTRICT REALIZE THAT I AM THE MOST ELECTABLE CANDIDATE OF THE TWO.))
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[OUT Q=electable candidate of the two.]


An engineer, now close to completing a law degree, Muldoon grew up in Giles County. He is a lifelong republican who cut his teeth on the campaigns of William Wampler and Jeff Stafford.
Barta was born in Richlands, and after a stint in the U.S. Army, he settled in Radford to raise his family and build his practice.
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[SOT 15:11:34]
[IN Q=We've got to have]

((WE'VE GOT TO HAVE SOMEONE WITH PASSION, THAT'S WILLING TO FIGHT FOR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA SO THAT WE WON'T BE OVERLOOKED. AND ALSO WE HAVE TO HAVE SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS WHAT PEOPLE HERE ARE FEELING AND I'VE LIVED THIS LIFE.))
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[OUT Q=this life.]
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[SOT 12:25:09 ]
[IN Q=This is about the people]

((THIS IS ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF THE NINTH DISTRICT. I THINK I DO REPRESENT THE NINTH DISTRICT MUCH BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE, AND YES I THINK THAT I'M THE CANDIDATE THAT CAN WIN THE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER.))
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[OUT Q=the election in November.]


Ninth District Republicans must choose between the two at the Wytheville convention, but on one issue Muldoon and Barta agree... 1998 may be the best opportunity Republicans have had in years to reclaim the ninth district seat in Congress.
Joe Dashiell News 7))


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A new program dedicated at the Bedford County Jail today is helping inmates adjust to life after prison.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Its called "Back to Life from Heaps of Rubble". A church-based program that focuses on every aspect of an inmate's life. They enter the program six months before being released from jail. And for 25 hours a week, they receive training in Bible study, money management, and discipline. A mentor and sponsoring church help continue the process after the inmate is released.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= Its these innovative]


((JOHN HAGER/LT. GOVERNOR; ITS THESE INNOVATIVE, CREATIVE AND MODELING TYPE PROGRAMS JUST LIKE THIS PROGRAM RIGHT HERE THAT CAN CATCH FIRE NOT ONLY THAT CAN HELP THESE INDIVIDUALS BUT THAT CAN SPREAD TO OTHER AREAS IN THE COMMON WEALTH AND THAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GO ABOUT MOVING MANY OF OUR CHALLENES AND BUILDING A BETTER VIRGINIA))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A member of the Bedford Jail Ministry started the program this past March. So far 16 inmates have volunteered for the program.

[Correction]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Yesterday, the local chapter of the N-Double A-C-P reported that complaints of discrimination in the workplace are on the rise, and the civil rights group criticized nine local employers.

We incorrectly included Roanoke County Schools on that list, and we regret the error.[Stocks]


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The Dow Jones lost 18 points to close at 91-hundred-14.
NASDAQ was down 16 points.

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Roanoke's Week long Festival in the Park is starting to gain momentum.
Tonight Country music takes center stage.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Andrew/Microwave]


Andrew Freiden is behind that stage--
Andrew, What's going on tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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The Berglund Soccer tournament and the Wrath team up for a star city soccer wekend, The division III baseball championships are here,
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[SUPER=03-]


and Mike Stevens chats with Mark martin about a successful year that, with some luck, will continue.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-11]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA D-III baseball]


The NCAA Division three Baseball championship is once again making a stop in salem. All eight teams vying for the title have arrived.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/This Afternoon; :00]

] Salem and the ODAC are hosting the championship for the fourth straight year. California Lutheran, the team in purple, practiced at salem Memorial earlier today.
Anderson, the team in black, also got in a brief workout today. The ravens are making their first trip to salem; although they were 1 and 2 in the D-III champioship back in 93; their first title appearance. Quarterfinal action gets undwerway tomorrow at 10 am. Games are at 1, 4, and 7 pm at salem Memorial.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-1]
[GRAPHIC=Saturn Cup]


The Saturn Cup bycicle races invaded the streets of Roanoke this holiday weekend with the CMB Mortgage Road, race, the Roanoke Orthopaedic Center Hill Climb and the Saturn Festival Cup.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


In addition to the road race local cycle clubs like the BRBC have been ttraining for; the Lance Armstrong Junior Olympic Race Series has been added. Armstrong, who has courageously recovered from testiclular cancer, was always a fan favorite among kids during his Tour DuPont days and his new race is doing well where ir has run.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-2]
[GRAPHIC=soccer]


The Berglund Festival Soccer Tournament begins tomorrow. The two day event will welcome over three thousand athletes,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]

playing on 180 teams. Boys and girls 8 tp 19 will compete in over 400 games. 21 Champions will be crowned. The action will be held at three sites beginning at 8 totmrrow morning; Rivers edge, greenhill park and Berglund soccer complex. And a special treal is instore for everyone; a first in the tounrey's 11 years.
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[IN Q=This year]
[SUPER=01-Danny Beamer/Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...savings bond"]

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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-12]
[GRAPHIC=CHARLOTTE]


When the Coca-Cola 600 gets underway Saturday night, many eyes will be on pole sitter Jeff Gordon.
But better check out the man starting 5th - red hot Mark Martin.
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[SUPER=01-Mark Martin/Three Wins in 1998; :19]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-34 1:06:27]
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Look out Titanic... here comes the Enterprise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


That's what Donnie Robinson calls his new invention.
It's a boat-- of sorts-- and Donnie claims it's unsinkable.
He likes to take it fishing on this Pittsylvania County pond near White Oak Mountain.
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[SOT 53:49-:02]
[IN Q=It's got a part of a sailboat]

((DONNIE ROBINSON: IT'S GOT A PART OF A SAILBOAT. IT'S GOT TWO 8-INCH PLUMBING PIPES FOR PONTOONS. IT'S GOT A RUBBER BALL ON THE FRONT AND A RUBBER TUBE FOR EXTRA FLOATATION.))
[SUPER=01-Donnie Robinson/Boat Inventor;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=for extra floatation.]
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[VO-NAT]


Robinson maneuvers his unique watercraft by pushing two poles along the bottom of the pond.
He says the secret of inventing is using what you have on hand.
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