[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

The water shortage prompts new interest in regional cooperation- -frustration at the lack of it, too.
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[VO-NAT]


We're also keeping abreast of Woodstock '99 with a LIVE report - -including a crew from Virginia Tech, and two women who drove to Rome from Grundy.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Tonight on the Big 7, Skinner wins the pole at Pocono, the hall of fame is winding up at Hanging Rock.
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[VO-NAT]


And Fleming's George Miller, the former Friday Football Extra coach of the year, says he'll step down as the Colonels head football coach after this upcoming season.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Across the board from West Virginia to the Carolinas, temperatures in the 90's is the top weather story.

[City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#99-25 TC55:27]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


As the city of Roanoke looks for relief from its current water problems, there is a split among city council members on a long term solution.
And there is frustration as well, from county officials who hope to reopen discussions on a regional approach.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Newsroom]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with more on the situation.
[Live=Joe Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Keith... This morning the water level at Carvins Cove was at 25 point five feet below the spillway... There is little hope of any significant improvement in the near future, and no consensus on how the city should address the problem in the long run.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=As the city's water supply dwindles]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Trout/Roanoke City Council; :24]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Council; :48]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=start from scratch.]


((As the city's water supply dwindles, officials are calling for conservation, making connections with neighboring water supplies and praying for rain.
But a long term strategy is more elusive. Some, including council member Carroll Swain, favor an independent approach that will supplement the city's supply without the cooperation of other localities.
Jim Trout believes a pipeline from Smith Mountain Lake may be the best answer.
[SOT 02:14:17]
[IN Q=I think our plans]

((I THINK OUR PLANS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE TO CONSIDER AN ABSOLUTELY NEW WATER SOURCE, ONE THAT ROANOKE CITY, THE VALLEY OR EVEN OUR NEIGHBORS ARE NOT TAPPING, AND THAT WOULD CERTAINLY BE SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=smith mountain lake.]


But others such as Alvin Hudson believe regional cooperation is the best approach... and once the current crisis has passed, he hopes roanoke valley governments will come to the table.
[SOT 02:06:07]
[IN Q=We've got to do something]

((WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING. ALL THE LEADERS OF THIS VALLEY HAVE GOT TO SIT DOWN AND PUT ALL OF THESE CONTRACTS THAT WE HAVE WITH EACH OTHER ON THE TABLE AND I THINK RENEGOTIATE ALL OF THEM, OR START FROM SCRATCH.))
[RUNS= :17]
[OUT Q=start from scratch.]))



[Live=Joe Full/Newsroom]


County officials have floated the possibility of creating a regional water authority... but just as the city withdrew from the Spring Hollow Reservoir project, city officials have offered a lukewarm response to the latest proposal.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Newsroom]


Keith, county officials aren't holding out much hope that the city will ever join in a regional authority, and

privately some are expressing frustration with the lack of progress on regional water issues. [SCV-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-27 TC27:55]
[GRAPHIC=SCV Lawsuit]


The Sons of Confederate Veterans want a federal judge to order the state to make their logo available on Virginia license plates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The group filed suit in U-S District Court in Roanoke this morning, claiming they were denied their right to equal protection and free speech when the General Assembly approved the tags this year withOUT their logo.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A tag without]

((A TAG WITHOUT THAT LOGO WOULD BE JUST LIKE HAVING A PLAIN LICENSE TAG.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Barbour/Sons of Confederate Veterans]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=plain license tag.]

[* * * Keith on ENG * * *]
Barbour says he doesn't know of anyone who has applied for the plate bearing just the NAME of the organization withOUT the flag.
A similar suit was filed in Maryland when the state offered the tag with the logo then rescinded it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:42:40]
[IN Q=The government vieepoint]

((THE GOVERNMENT VIEWPOINT WAS: THAT THAT EMBLEM- -THAT CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG-- IS OFFENSIVE TO SOME PEOPLE. AND THE JUDGE LOOKED AT THAT A SAID: OFFENSIVE SPEECH IS PROTECTED SPEECH UNDER OUR CONSTITUTION.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Rissler/Rutherford Inst. Legal Coord.]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=under our constitution.]
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[V/O-NAT]
The complaint filed today in Western Virginia will be heard by Jackson Kiser, the federal judge from Danville, the last capital of the Confederacy.
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[Kirby]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Postal Worker in Blacksburg has been charged with taking money from the Post Office.
Forty-eight year old Maurice F. Kirby was indicted today for misappropriating funds in April.

[Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-18 TC1:30:22]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A Danville man who was murdered last night may have known the gunmen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


But police there have few leads as to WHO killed 23-year-old Tyree Nathaniel Wimbush.
Wimbush was shot one block from his family's house just before midnight.
Police say he approached the passengers of a black car that was parked on his street.
Then, neighbors say, there were three gunshots.
Wimbush died of a bullet to the chest before police arrived.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:44:18 - :29]
[IN Q=It kind of seems like that he might have]

((MAJOR B.C. ELLIOTT/DANVILLE POLICE: IT KIND OF SEEMS LIKE THAT HE MIGHT HAVE KNOWN THEM BECAUSE HE PAUSED IN FRONT OF THEM AND HE GETS BACK AND WALKS BACK TO THEIR CAR. IT WAS LIKE IT WAS ALMOST A MEET.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. B. C. Elliott/Danville Police;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=like it was almost a meet.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Police say they're looking for two white men driving a black car with a gray stripe.
They believe the car had Tennessee tags.
[Tease#1]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


More development is coming to an already busy Botetourt County interstate exit.
That's story is next on News-7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And it was a big sendoff for the Little Chef-- as the Roanoke landmark closes its doors after a half century of business.
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[ANCHOR=Robin]

[wx ad lib] [Roll] [Lake Level] [MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM#1]


[Little-Chef]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-29 TC26:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It had been cookin' for 50 years ... but its grill was turned off for good this afternoon:
A Roanoke diner called "Little Chef."
A restaurant that was sent off with some big hugs.
Scott Goldberg reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsound: i'm gonna miss you]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Nimer/Owner;37 -- quick!!]
[SUPER=01-John Blankinship/Regular Customer;43]
[SUPER=@Scott1;1:12]
[SUPER=01-Lillian Couch/Former Owner; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=sg, n7]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 1 at 2:08:20]
[IN Q=i'm gonna]

((NATSOUND: I'M GONNA MISS YOU!!)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=]


At Little Chef, the emotions were flowing like the sausage gravy used to.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:02:02]
[IN Q=miss you]

((NATSOUND: MISS YOU, TOO (slaps on the back). )) [RUNS02]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:26:42]
[IN Q=did you]

((CUSTOMER: DID YOU SEE ME CRY? WELL MAYBE I HAVE SENTIMENTAL REASONS. I WORKED HERE AS A TEEN-AGER.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=TEEN-AGER]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:30:20]
[IN Q=I'M GONNA]

((CUSTOMER: I'M GONNA MISS YOU ALL TERRIBLY.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=TERRIBLY]


Everyday customers and well-wishers came to express their condolences...
To say goodbye to a landmark that served Roanoke for 50-years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 2 57:08]
[IN Q=it's just]

((DEBBIE NIMER: IT'S JUST A SAD, SAD DAY.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=SAD DAY]


Debbie Nimer owned the Little Chef .. and called her customers family.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 2 at 56:25]
[IN Q=i know we're going]

((DEBBIE NIMER: I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO BE CLOSING IN A LITTLE BIT AND IT'S GOING TO BE HARD. BUT WE'RE JUST WORKING TO GET ALL OF THESE NICE PEOPLE FED.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=NICE PEOPLE FED]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:23:36]
[IN Q=I'VE GOTTEN]

((JOHN BLANKINSHIP: I'VE GOTTEN TO KNOW THE PEOPLE HERE. KIND OF LIKE ONE OF THE FAMILY. IT'S .... I'M GONNA MISS 'EM.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=MISS 'EM]


Sometimes John Blankinship ate here two or three times in one day.
But this was his last meal at a favorite haunt that ... like so many other mom and pop businesses .. couldn't compete with big chains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:25:11]
[IN Q=it makes]

((JOHN BLANKINSHIP: IT MAKES YOU MAD. IT'S GETTING WORSE EVERY DAY.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=every day]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT standup -- tape 2 at 1:02:03]
[IN Q=this is]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: THIS IS THE KIND OF PLACE THAT HAD REGULARS AND LOVES THEM. BUT IT ALSO HAD THE EARLY-MORNING CROWD THAT CAME IN AFTER A LONG NIGHT ON THE TOWN.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=ON THE TOWN]


Debbie Miner loved 'em all.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 2 57:40]
[IN Q=they ate]

((DEBBIE MINER: THEY ATE THEIR FOOD AND DRANK THEIR COFFEE. THEY GOT REALLY QUIET AND THEN THEY WERE READY TO GO HOME AND GO TO BED.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=GO TO BED]


They came from all over to eat.
And they came from all over to say good-bye.
Even Lillian Couch ... one of the diner's first owners.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 2 at 58:21]
[IN Q=in 1953]

((LILLIAN COUCH: IN 1953 I RECKON OR 54 .. THAT'S ABOUT ALL I REMEMBER. I'M GETTING OLD NOW I CAN'T REMEMBER. )) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q= I CAN'T REMEMBER]


What this last lunch crowd DID know .. is that the Little Chef will be missed in a big way.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))

(-------)[Boty-Hotel]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-26 TC44:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Yet another hotel complex is squeezing its way onto Exit 150 in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


The exit off Interstate 81 is already jammed with traffic.
Today supervisors gave the go-ahead for a three-story hotel and two restaurants on six acres next to Cracker Barrel.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:05:36]
[SOT 14:51:35]
[IN Q=Most of the traffic]

((HUSAIN ALAM/DEVELOPER: MOST OF THE TRAFFIC COMING OFF THE EXIT IS BECAUSE IT'S A GOOD EXIT. IT'S GOT A LOT OF RESIDENTIAL, HOTELS, PLACES TO GO TO. ADDING ONE MORE HOTEL IS NOT GOING TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE COMING OFF THE EXIT. BOB BAGNOLI/RESIDENT: THERE'S NO ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC BUT THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE. A NEW FACILITY IS GOING TO HAVE ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC. NEW RESIDENTS ARE GOING TO HAVE ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC.))
[SUPER=01-Husain Alam/Developer;]
[SUPER=01-Bob Bagnoli/Opponent;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=off the exit]
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[VO-NAT]


Planners say they're trying to cluster development around Exit 150 rather than spread it out in rural areas.
V-Dot plans to widen Interstate 81 around this exit which will wipe out three other restaurants and a hotel.
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[Ingersoll-Rand]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-22 TC1:38:26]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


A Roanoke County company says weak foreign economies are to blame for a round of layoffs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;]

[from lb7 at 38:40]
Ingersoll Rand is scaling back its workforce by about 30 people.
That's 10 percent of its workforce.
The company's vice president said sales of rock drills are way down in Europe and Asia.
He said if those sales pick up, the workers could be called back to work.
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[Shipyard-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


The strike at Newport News Shipbuilding appears to be over.
A shipyard spokewoman confirmed that the company and the Steelworkers union reached an agreement early this morning.
Union members got a chance to look at the details at eleven this morning-- they'll vote on the agreement Monday or Tuesday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 25;]


The union's production and maintenance workers have been striking for 15 weeks.
Issues include wages, pensions and benefits.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Concerns about a possible interest rate hike led to a mixed finish on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
[RUNS=:25]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/58.26/10910.96/x/7.96/2692.40;]


The Dow lost 58 points to close at 10-thousand- 910.
But Nasdaq gained 8 points.
[SUPER=431-i!/36a/ig/54/ig/68c/he/65$/i!/22&;]
[SUPER=432-ia/45f/u/5#/h#/44&/i%/46&/ig/50!;]
[SUPER=433-h@/115@/ia/27f/ha/29!/ha/10f/ia/38a;]
[SUPER=434-h*/17g/i1e/66a/i1@/35$/id/79$/ie/44*;]


[Woodstock]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-17 TC1:46:32]
[GRAPHIC=Woodstock 99]


It's not a sellout.
But more than 200-thousand people are in what's believed to be the world's largest concert venue.
It's Woodstock 99 from Griffis Air Force Base in Rome, New York.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Satellite]


Ellen Qualls is on the music beat.
What's going on now?
[Live=Ellen Full/Satellite]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Rome, NY;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:Jamiraqui and Live. )
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[VO] [***ROLL ANIMATION]
(ROLLCUE: the Kids of Woodstock 99.)

[***WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE***]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=04-Woodstock 99; :00]
[SUPER=03-Rome, NY; :09]
[SUPER=01-Vincent Edwards/Bluefield, WV; :44]
[SUPER=01-Jenny Herdrock/Ohio; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Love XXII/Rhode Island; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=know what I mean.]




[Live=Ellen Full/Satellite]
[SUPER=05-Rome, NY;]
( ad lib)



[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Satellite]



[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up on this Friday night, qualifying from Pocono, the Kila is ready to call it quits, we'll check on today's Hall of Fame golf tournament at Hanging Rock.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


And meet a man who has set up shop at Smith Mountain lake this weekend to take care of your golfing needs.
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[S-Miller]


[ANCHOR=ROY]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-43]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


One of Friday Football Extra's top coaches has had a summer to remember.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/This Morning; :00]


William Fleming head coach George "Kila" Miller has spent this entire summer at Radford University completing the requirements for his masters degree in education.
Today marked his final day of classes.
Miller, who is a hall principal at Fleming, hopes to expand his horizons in administation in the coming years.
As a result, he has decided to step down as William Fleming's head football coach after this coming season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="It's no secret...]
[SUPER=01-George "Kila" Miller/Fleming Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...TIME IS NOW."]
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[vo-nat con't]
Miller just completed his 25th year in education as either a principal or teacher. We'll have much more on his summer school fun in our Friday Football Extra preseason special coming up Friday night August 20th
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=ROY]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-39 13443TC]
[GRAPHIC=POCONO]


After taking a week off the Winston Cup stars returned to action today in the Poconos qualifying for Sunday's Pennsylvania 500.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pocono, PA/Fox-East; :00]


Mike Skinner went out 11th in the Lowes Chevy, and set the time to beat at 170 point 451 miles an hour. Skinner wins the pole with Mark Martin second. Here's your top 25.
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[go to chyron boards] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Mike Skinner/170.451/2. Mark Martin//3. Ken Schrader//4. Bobby Labonte//5. John Andretti//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Wally Dallenbach//7. Jeff Gordon//8. Ward Burton//9. Sterling Marlin//10. Joe Nemechek//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Dale Earnhardt//12. Tony Stewart//13. Rich Bickle//14. Terry Labonte//15. Dale Jarrett//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Michael Waltrip//17. Rusty Wallace//18. Jeff Burton//19. Kenny Irwin//20. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Rick Mast//22. Jimmy Spencer//23. Ted Musgrave//24. Ernie Irvan//25. Dave Marcis//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OC=...dave marcis]
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[S-River]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-31]
[GRAPHIC=NRV SPEEDWAY]


The New River Valley Speedway will welcome back some old familiar faces tomorrow night as the Hooters Pro Cup series rolls into Fairlawn for a 250 lap main event.
And you won't need a program to recognize some of the top drivers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Snoddy/NRVS Owner; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...ACTION PACKED EVENT."]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
[GRAPHIC=NRV SPEEDWAY]


The Late Model Stocks and the Mini Stocks will also race tomorrow night in the Pepsi-Kroger 350. Gates open tomorrow at 12:30. The racing begins at 7.

[S-Fame]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-44]
[GRAPHIC=golf]


The second and final round of the Roanoke Valley Junior hall of fame golf tournament wrapped up today over at Hanging Rock.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Junior-Senior Hall of Fame; :00]


First round leader Scott Wise who shot a 68 yesterday at Blue Hills carded an uncharacteristic 76 today at Hanging Rock and had to settle for third place.
The championship came down to a playoff between Cave Spring's Tommy Rooney and Franklin County's Matt Chandler.
Both finished in a tie with 143 totals, but Chandler took the top prize in the playoff.
Blue Hills won the team title.
The Seniors are still on the course at this hour. Firts Round leader Fred Widdowson came into today with two shot lead. We'll have those results at 11.
(------------)


[S-Clubs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-34 (1:34:39)]
[GRAPHIC=Golf Logo]


If you need new grips, Shafts, club heads are custom made clubs you might want to take a trip to Smith Mountain Lake this weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :]


David Schindler is at the Westlake Golf Club this weekend to provide those services.
Schindler started working on his dad's clubs when he was in high school and For the past three years he's followed the Senior tour.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="When I....]
[SUPER=01-David Schindler/The Club Works; :]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=....came along."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Schindler is familar with the area because his future wife is from Boonsboro and a month ago he was at London Downs in the Lynchburg area. And he even assisted Blue Hills golf pro Billy King in his year on the Senior Tour.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I've done...]
[RUNS=:09]

[OUT Q......of irons sure."]
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[TALENT=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Schindler will be at Westlake through Sunday.


[Wx-Tape]
[SUPER=305-93/76/99/1952/50/1947]
[SUPER=306-91/71/52/SE-10mph/29.93f/6:17am/8:45pm]