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[SUPER=19-Andrew/Freiden;]


NATO goes into a full apology mode ... after a bomb strikes the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia .. with deadly results.
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And yes, we had plenty of storms overnight, but there was much more damage to our south.
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[2-shot toss to Hello][Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
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NATO is taking responsibility for the bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Serbian TV/Overnight;]


This morning at a press conference NATO officials called the bombing an accident.
They apparently were targeting a weapons warehouse that's close to the embassy building in Belgrade.
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[SUPER=01-Denis Dangue Rewaka/UN Ambassador to Gabon; :00]
[super=01-Qin Huasan/Chinese Ambassador; :13]
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[VO-NAT]


NATO officials say it's important not to lose sight of the purpose of the Kosovo mission.
And that they hope the bombing won't hurt diplomatic efforts to find a solution to the crisis.
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[POW-refugees]


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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
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The three soldiers held captive by the Yugoslavian government for more than a month have arrived in their home states.
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((ANDREW RAMIREZ/FORMER POW: IT FELT LIKE THIS MAYBE WHEN I WENT TO BASIC TRAINING, I WAS 18, I HAD NEVER BEEN AWAY THIS LONG, IT WENT ON FOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS. NO I DON'T THINK IT EVER LOOKED THIS BEAUTIFUL, BUT I DO LOVE AND I AM GLAD TO BE HERE.)) ((CHRISTOPHER STONE/FORMER POW: GRATEFUL TO REV. JACKSON AND HIS DELEGATION FOR TAKING ON RISK TO FREE THEM, PLANS TO TAKE RED WINGS UP ON THEIR OFFER.)) ((STEVEN GONZALES/FORMER POW: I THINK THE WORST PART WAS THE ISOLATION-- I SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN PRAYER -- THOUGHT OF MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS-- ALL THE HAPPY MEMORIES I COULD THINK OF.))
[SUPER=01-Andrew Ramirez/Former POW; :00]
[SUPER=01-Christopher Stone/Former POW; :17]
[SUPER=01-Steven Gonzales/Former POW; :39]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-McGuire AFB, NJ;]


A plane carrying more than four hundred refugees landed at McGuire Air Force Base yesterday.
This is the second group of refugees from Kosovo to arrive in the U.S.
An additional eight hundred are supposed to arrive at Fort Dix next week.
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[11Still-Busts]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-12 1:04:22]
[GRAPHIC=Moonshine Bust]


Federal and state officials launched a widespread crackdown on several suspected moonshining operations throughout Southwest Virginia. The raids started yesterday afternoon and were part of what officials called, "Operation Lightning Strike."
Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and state officials executed 10 search warrants and raided farms, businesses and home in Franklin, Craig and Pittsylvania counties. Stacey Martin has more.
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((In a statement released earlier ATF agents indicated the Helms Farmers Exchange Warehouse "had become the largest distributor of raw materials" used to make moonshine in the U.S.
The warehouse and a trailer beside it were two of several sites agents raided --including a suspected still just off of Route 621 near New Castle and another in Pittsylvania County.
Agents refused to appear on camera or talk about the raids but an area resident says they came as little surprise.
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[IN Q=It did go on]

((VICKI MEYER: IT DID GO ON WHERE I GREW UP. SO I GUESS I'M NOT AS SHOCKED AS I MIGHT BE. BUT I CAN'T IMAGINE ANY OF MY NEIGHBORS WOULD BE DOING IT.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=would be doing it.]


The raids were part of an eight-month investigation targeting people linked with the moonshine trade through the years--
-- including Ramsey and William Helms whose warehouse was raided by agents once before in 1988.
And, Amos Law, who was convicted of manufacturing moonshine in 1995 and William Stanley who is also a convicted moonshiner. ))
One of the operations agents broke up today produced an estimated seven million dollars worth of moonshine.

[11Gray]


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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-7 1:50:48]
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A Salem man could spend up to 20 years in prison.
Michael Gray was found guilty yesterday of involuntary manslaughter for causing a deadly school bus crash on Route 220 South.
An eight-year old girl and her grandmother died in the wreck.
Tina Tenret has more.
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[SUPER=01-Trooper J.T. Harris/State Police; :13]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]


((31-year-old Michael Gray was not speeding when he drove his rollback wrecker right into the back of a car, pushed it under a school bus and killed two people.
But he had taken his eyes off the road.
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[SOT 10:07:57]
[IN Q=AT THAT TIME]

((AT THAT TIME MR. GRAY SAID HIS HEART HURT, THAT HIS HEART HURT BAD. THAT HE'D BEEN LOOKING AT HIS CLIPBOARD, LOOKING UP, LOOKING AT THE CLIPBOARD, LOOKING UP, LOOKING AT THE CLIPBOARD, AND WHEN HE LOOKED UP THE SCHOOL BUS WAS THERE.))


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In a three-hour trial, the judge said Gray should have seen the flashing lights when the school bus stopped.
His sentencing date has not yet been set.
Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County.))



[GA-Weather]


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A severe thunderstorm blew through parts of North Georgia Friday, spawning what residents say were small tornadoes.


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This is what it looked like when the clouds cleared...tree's littered the roadways, and multiple power lines were reported down.
One of the hardest hit spots was a mobile home dealership.
Luckily, there were no reports of injuries.
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[toss to weather][11Trigon]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
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[TAPE#=99-10 1:32:46]
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Trigon is cutting out it's business with Medicare -which will elminate 145 jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
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Trigon Vice President John Berry said yesterday the decision will have no impact on people on Medicare.
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((JOHN BERRY/TRIGON: THIS SHOULD BE SEEMLESS AND INVISIBLE TO ANYBODY ON MEDICARE, WE PROCESS CLAIMS, A NEW CONTRACTOR WILL PROCESS CLAIMS, IT SHOULD LOOK ABSOLUTELY THE SAME.))
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Berry says Trigon will try to help all laid off workers find new positions.


[11Wilcox]


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When Reid Jones died in 1996, he left an estate worth at least six million dollars.
But he did not leave it to his family.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Most of the assets of his Joco (JOE-coe) Farms in Moneta were placed in trust managed by his attorney Dianne Wilcox.
Jones' daughter is suing Wilcox, demanding that she return a million dollars to the estate.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think he]

((I THINK HE WAS EMOTIONALLY INVOLVED WITH HER, THINKING IT WAS RECIPROCAL, WHEN IT APPEARS VERY LIKELY HER ONLY INTENT WAS TO GET CONTROL OF EVERYTHING.))
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Irvin points to a change in her father's will- -called a codicil (COD-uh-sill)- -that was executed just hours before his death.
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((I COULD UNDERSTAND ALL OF THIS, IF THAT DEATH-BED CODICIL SAID "$5 MILLION TO DIANNE WILCOX." BUT IT DOESN'T.))
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[OUT Q=but it doesn't.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wilcox says she fully intends to retain control of the Trust and the Foundation, carrying out what she says were Reid Jones' wishes, making gifts to charitable organizations such as 4-H and the Rescue Mission.
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[Sports-Plays]


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[WRITER=dal]
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Another college basketball standout is leaving school for the NBA.
Kentucky center Jamaal Magloire is passing up his senior season for the draft.
He says he won't hire an agent yet. So if Magloire finds out he won't be drafted high enough, he can change his mind and return to Kentucky.
There's no final word yet on Duke's six-foot-six freshman Corey Ma-gett-e.
He skipped a press conference yesterday and reportedly has NOT decided if he'll follow in the footsteps of fellow Blue Devil Elton Brand and William Avery to commit to the NBA Draft.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Greensboro, NC/July 1998;]


Forget about Michael Jordan becoming half-owner of the Charlotte Hornets.
Jordan says he's pulling out because he and owner George Shinn agreed on financing, but disagreed on control of the team.
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[2-shot toss to weekend calendar][DinerOpen]


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Cookout time is coming up-- A weekend diner veteran, Sebrina Ruth-Cooper, shows us how to make a dessert that will be the talk of the day.
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Coming up in the second half hour of News 7 Saturday Morning......
NATO says its deadly missiles were going after a nearby target in Yugoslavia, when they hit the Chinese embassy instead.
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First he was suspended from the team, now a Virginia Tech starter is charged with nine felonies.
We will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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NATO is admitting this morning, its missiles are to blame for the attack on the Chinese embassy.
At a news conference this morning, officials called it an accident.
They were targeting a weapons warehouse that's close to the embassy building in Belgrade.
Dave Browde has more.
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(( SUPER: SERBIAN TV/OVERNIGHT NARR: The heaviest night of attacks on Belgrade included what is shaping up as one of NATO's biggest blunders: This is what's left of the Chinese embassy in the Yugoslavian capital. It burned and suffered damage, apparently hit at least twice by NATO. NATO says the embassy was NOT a target and is expressing regret for the damage and the injuries to Chinese diplomatic personnel.
NARR: The NATO statement did NOT apologize for the bombing of the Hotel Yugoslavia, several hundred yards from the Chinese embassy. That, NATO officials say, WAS a legitimate target: The headquarters for "Arkan's Tigers," one of the militias involved in atrocities in Kosovo.
SUPER: QIN HUASAN/CHINESE AMBASSADOR TO U.N.
SOT: With regard to this serious incident, we express our utmost

indignation and strong condemnation.
SUPER: UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS/NEW YORK NARR: Within hours of the attack, the Chinese, joined by Yugoslavia's UN representative, demanded and got an emergency United Nations security council meeting. The Chinese called on NATO to immediately stop its military campaign - as did the Yugoslavians:
SUPER: VLADIMIR JOVANOVIC, YUGOSLAVIAN AMBASSADOR TO U.N.
SOT: This criminal aggression should cease immediately. The Security

Council has failed until now to condemn the aggression and halt the bombing. The whole international legal system is at stake.
NARR: The American UN representative said personal apologies are being offered to high levels officials in the Chinese government.
SUPER: PETER BURLEIGH/DEPUTY U.S. AMBASSADOR TO U.N.
SOT: If NATO is responsible for this, we deeply regret the incident. Mr.

President, I have conveyed my government's regrets and sincere condolences to Ambassador Qin and Secretary Albright is conveying the same message to the Chinese foreign minister.
NARR: But the Clinton Administration continues to blame Slobodon Milosovic and his Kosovo policies for the bombing... which, NATO insists, is aimed only at military targets. Dave Browde, CBS News, New York ))

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American Electric Power spent a lot of time last year listening to concerns about a proposed high-voltage power line.
It looks like the company will have to do it all over again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

[SHOTS OF BURNS WITH STACKS OF BOOKS AND PAPERS]
Yesterday, the company turned over a five-volume report to the state, analyzing an alternative route for the proposed "765-thousand volt" line. [map of routes]
That route would start in Wyoming County, West Virginia, and run to the Jacksons Ferry Power station in Wythe County.

AEP said the new route would not protect Southwest Virginia's power supply as well as a line that runs to Botetourt County.
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((TODD BURNS: IT DOES MEET THE IMMEDIATE NEED. IT HOWEVER DOESN'T PROVIDE THE SAME LEVEL OF REINFORCEMENT THAT WYOMING CLOVERDALE DOES.))
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Before the state gives AEP permission to build either line, it needs to hold more public hearings.
The earliest AEP could build a new line is December 2003.
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[VO-NAT]
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This latest route unveiled is UNlike the previous one- This one now passes through Wythe County.
The 765-kilovolt line crosses through Wythe in order to connect with an A-E-P substation at Jackson's Ferry.
Andy Kegley lives in Wythe County and is opposed to the project.
Over the past several months, he's been working to inform other residents that A-E-P was considering Wythe County.


Kegley says for him it's a matter of social justice.
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[SOT 15:03:08]
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((ANDY KEGLEY/POWER LINE OPPONENT: LOTS OF PEOPLE, MYSELF INCLUDED DON'T LIKE TO SEE CORPORATIONS HAVE CART BLANCH, COME OVER AND RUN OVER TOPS OF PEOPLE'S LIVES, AND HOUSES AND PLACES WHERE THEY LIVE AND WORK. WE WOULD HOPE THAT THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO STAND UP AND SAY WE DON'T WANT IT HERE.))
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This latest route does NOT include passing through Giles or Montgomery counties.
Power line opponents there say they don't consider this latest development a victory because they still don't believe the huge powerline is needed.
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[TAKE WDBJ HOMEPAGE FULL SCREEN]
If you want more information on the newly proposed route, you can link up with the A-E-P website through News 7's Web Watch.
You'll find that on our homepage at WDBJ7.com.
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[Ferguson]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=599-3]
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Blacksburg Police have charged a Virginia Tech linebacker with 9 felonies.

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[VO-NAT Tape 599-3 51:02]
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Lorenzo Ferguson was charged yesterday. They stem from a woman's complaint that checks were stolen from her Blacksburg Apartment. Ferguson has been charged with uttering a forged document, obtaining money by false pretenses, bribing a witness and misdemeanor petty larceny.

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Earlier this week, Ferguson was suspended from the football team after police charged him with breaking into student dorm rooms and allegedly stealing blank checks.

[11Ramey]


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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=599-1 1:25:47]
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The Martinsville man charged in a convenience store killing and robbery will have to await his trial behind bars.
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[VO-NAT]


A Henry County judge said yesterday that the charges against Michael Anthony Ramey were too serious to let him out on bond.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Authorities say he shot three clerks at Taylor's Little Grocery in Axton last month before robbing the store.
One of those clerks died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Two men charged as Ramey's accomplices are each being held on two-million dollars bond.
They will appear before a judge to enter their pleas next month.
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[Add-Tease]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
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Still to come on News 7......

Birthdays are coming up after the break.....

We have a helpful tip for your azaleas. It is the first installment of a new Saturday morning feature called Weekend Gardener....that's coming up in a few minutes..but first if you are traveling today..................

[Andrew will adlib into the travel forecast]

[Tease 2]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Still to come in the second half hour of News 7 Saturday Morning......
In Sports, Fred Mcgriff hits a record setting homer


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[VO-NAT]


And..... If you like history and horses, Kimberly McBroom takes us to Lexington where you can enjoy both from the back of a carriage that is coming up in Time Off.
...... but first here are the bestselling books of the week.
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[no 2 shot go straight to the bestsellers]

[soft music under][11Radford-University]


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[WRITER=THa]
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It's set to be the largest academic FACILITY in Radford University's history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


A ground breaking was held yesterday morning in honor of the "Waldron College of Health and Human Services".
The seven- point- five- million dollar building is named for the late Elbert and Evelyn Waldron and their daughter, Karen, who's president of the Roanoke real estate company Fralin and Waldron.
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[Lexington-Carriage]


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[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
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Touring historic Lexington might have been something you did during a grade school field trip.
But seeing Lexington from inside a horse-drawn CARRIAGE is a very different experience.
In this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom shows us how folks used to get around town.
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[SOT 10:23:35 Tape 1]

((KRISTIN WISE/CARRIAGE DRIVER: MY NAME IS KRISTIN AND THE HORSES ARE CASEY AND LASEY. THEY'LL BE PULLING US AROUND TOWN TODAY. GLAD THEY'RE HERE WITH US TODAY FOR THE TOUR. LEXINGTON WAS SETTLED AROUND 1730, PRIMARILY BY SCOTCH, IRISH, AND GERMAN IMMIGRANTS WHO SETTLED THE AREA PRIMARILY FOR THE GOOD AGRICULTURAL LAND. )) [RUNS:20]
A slightly bumpy ride to the hypnotic sound of trotting horses... similar to how it must have been for those who took the carriage through Lexington during the late 18th century.
On the tour, you'll learn the town didn't earn its name until 17-78...after Lexington, MASSACHUSETTS, birthplace of the American Revolution.
One of the most popular stops....the Stonewall Jackson House.
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[SOT Tape 1 10:25:01]

((KRISTIN WISE/CARRIAGE DRIVER: JACKSON ONLY GOT TO LIVE HERE FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS WITH HIS SECOND WIFE, MARIANA BEFORE GOING OFF TO THE CIVIL WAR AND HE WAS KILLED DURING THE CIVIL WAR, SO HE NEVER RETURNED TO THIS HOUSE ALIVE.)) [RUNS:09]
While cruising down Main Street, Wise points out that Lexington was built on a steep hill to protect the townspeople from Indian raids.
Years later, some of the hills were leveled...that's why the foundation is exposed on some of the buildings and many of the doors don't quite reach the ground.
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[SOT Tape 1 10:26:59 ]

((KRISTIN WISE/CARRIAGE DRIVER: COMING UP ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE IS THE MCCAMBELL INN. BUILT IN 1809, IT'S A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHERE THE STREET LEVEL ONCE WAS ON MAIN STREET HERE.)) [RUNS:09]
The scenic, 12- dollar tour also includes oral history lessons about Washington and Lee University and this cemetery containing the remains of veterans from nearly every war in which the U-S was involved.
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[SOT tape 1 standup bridge 10:46:48]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE 40- MINUTE CARRIAGE RIDE SEEMS TO TRANSPORT YOU BACK IN TIME THROUGH THE HERITAGE OF LEXINGTON. THE TOWNSPEOPLE WAVE...YOU CAN ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL SPRING WEATHER...AND SEE MORE OF THE TOWN THAN YOU CAN FROM THE INSIDE OF A CAR.)) [RUNS:12]
Working for the Lexington Carriage Company, isn't such a bad gig for the horses, either.
The teams are very people- oriented, usually rotate in three- day shifts, and of course, obey the rules of the road.
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[SOT tape 1 10:22:20]

((KENT MCMICHAEL/LEXINGTON CARRIAGE CO. OWNER: PRIMARILY, I USE TEAMS BECAUSE THE PERCEPTION OF THE PUBLIC IS THAT ONE HORSE IS WORKING SO HARD. WITH A TEAM OF HORSES, ONLY ONE HORSE PULLS UNTIL THE LOAD GETS TOO HEAVY, BEFORE THE OTHER ONE KICKS IN. )) [RUNS:14]
As for the driver, she also has a full-time job in Staunton.
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[SOT tape 1 10:44:56]

((KRISTIN WISE/CARRIAGE DRIVER: I DO THIS BECAUSE I HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH IT. I ENJOY HORSES, THE PEOPLE, THE HISTORY.)) [RUNS:06]
And showing her passengers the REAL historic Lexington.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))



[Profile-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Weekend AM]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=VA Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profiles]


He owns the only barbeque restaurant in Lexington, Virginia but his reputation has spread well beyond city limits..


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Pete Harris calls his cuisine North Carolina-style barbeque.
He won't share his secret recipe, of course, but his barbeque pork and beef are tempting the taste buds of several area residents.
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[Anchor=Denise]
[take pinnacle board=9403]

Morning beginning at 8. We'll visit Pete's Barbeque Station and hear from its owner tomorrow on Virginia Profiles. That's on News 7 Sunday