[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

Could it be that the County is more interested in solving Roanoke's water crisis than the city is?
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[VO-NAT]


Coming up on NEWS 7 at Six, the mayor says our water shortage isn't as bad as it is in some places.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And we get some advice from those who know how to handle the aftermath of school violence.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Reports from the Redskins and Atlanta Falcons training camps.
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[VO-NAT]


And the year 2-thousand will be the last for veteran stock car driver Darrell Waltrip.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]


More heat & humidity for the weekend, with a break from the hot weather coming up around Tuesday. We'll have all the details from the News 7 Weather Center. [open]
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[Water-Negotiations]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#99-18 1:42:11]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


It's gone from a potential natural disaster to a muddy political mess. Roanoke County has the water to solve the city's drought problem, and wants an agreement by august 20th, but the city insists it won't be forced to make a deal.


[Double Boxes=Keith & Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg has more tonight from the city's ailing reservoir.
[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
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[SUPER=05-Carvins Cove;]
(Rollcue:... worse than it really is. )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]
[SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Rke. Co. Supervisors Chmn.]
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[OUT Q=]


As long as we have water, so will you, Bob Johnson promised the city in June.
Almost two months into the Carvins Cove crisis ... the county's offer is still on the table.
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[SOT 10:22:04]
[IN Q=all they]

((JOHNSON: ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS SIT DOWN AND RECOGNIZE THE FACTS FOR WHAT THEY ARE. AND THE FACTS ARE WE HAVE ALL THE WATER IN THE WORLD AND THEY NEED WATER.))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=THEY NEED WATER]


But the city's not ready to commit to what seems like an easy way out of the water crisis.
Mayor Bowers said he'd be happy to meet with Johnson ... but won't consider buying county water before studying every last alternative.
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[SOT 10:35:14]
[IN Q=we'RE EVEN]

((BOWERS: WE'RE EVEN LOOKING AT THE GROSS AND UNPLEASANT THOUGHT OF DIVERTING WATER FROM THE SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT BACK INTO CARVINS COVE SO IT COULD BE RECYCLED. ))
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[OUT Q=RECYCLED]


What's more, the man who's urging us all to pray for rain now hints those prayers don't have to be answered right away.
Even if Carvins Cove falls past the 30-foot threshold, the mayor said, there's still a 120-day supply of water.
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[SOT 32:04]
[IN Q=as critical]

((BOWERS: AS CRITICAL AS IT IS, IT'S NOT AS BAD AS IT IS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=STATES]


Enough to confuse most people who've been told for two months now: use less water ... or the well runs dry.
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[SOT 10:42:07]
[IN Q=it seems]

((RUDY AUSTIN: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE COUNTY IS MORE INTERESTED IN SOLVING THE CITY'S WATER PROBLEM THAN THE CITY IS.))
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[OUT Q=CITY IS]
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Tonight
[Double Boxes=Keith & Scott/Microwave]



[Franklin-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:42:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Franklin County man died today after his tractor fell over .. trapping him underneath.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


55 year-old Robert Madden was riding on his tractor, when it started to slide down a bank on his property off Route 220 South near the Henry County line.
Madden tried to jump off, but the tractor tipped over, pinning him between the left fender and the ground.
Madden was Congressman Virgil Goode's brother-in-law.
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[City-Rape]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:24:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke City Police are searching for a man they suspect abducted and raped a 26 year old woman as she left a video store.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


She tells police she was leaving the Movie Starz Video on the 2100 block of Bennington Street southeast between 7-30 and 8 last night .. when a man grabbed her from a behind and held a knife to her.
The woman says she was forced to drive her car to a gravel road driveway off of Coppers Cove road in Franklin County, where the suspect raped her and then fled on foot.
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[Take Pre-Pro Page]
The suspect is a white male in his 30's, with a medium, muscular build. [Next Page]
He has dark brown curly hair, and an unshaven face. [Next Page]
He was wearing gray shorts and a dark-colored shirt.
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[School-Shootings]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:31:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One day after a gunman in Atlanta kills nine people --
firefighters from eight states gather in Roanoke to discuss how to better prepare for school shootings.
In the group are two fire chiefs who handled recent attacks in Oregon and Georgia.
Tina Tenret brings us their advice.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A year ago]
[SUPER=03-Springfield, OR/May 21, 1998; :05]
[SUPER=01-Steven Roehl/Deputy Chief; :20]
[SUPER=04-April 26; :39]
[SUPER=01-Richard Burch/Fire Chief; :46]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 ]



A year ago 15-year-old Kip Kinkel killed both his parents, then shot a fellow student dead and seriously hurt five more in the school cafeteria.
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[SOT 12:17:58]
[IN Q=IT HAS A MAJOR IMPACT]

((IT HAS A MAJOR IMPACT, A LONG-LASTING IMPACT.))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=LONGLASTING IMPACT]


Deputy Fire Chief Steven Roehl was there --
Now he's sharing lessons with rescue workers, lawyers and school employees.
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[SOT 12:18:01]
[IN Q=It's important]

((IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE COUNSELORS AND A TEAM PUT TOGETHER WHO UNDERSTAND THOSE IMPACTS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM IN THE SHORT TERM AND ESPECIALLY THE LONGTERM.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=the longterm]


Roanoke County Fire Chief Richard Burch says after Littleton, Colorado, he's training his department for a new type of emotion.
They first saw it this spring, responding to bomb threats at Roanoke schools.
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[SOT 12:12:36]
[IN Q=They saw]

((THEY SAW THE KIDS, THE TEACHERS IN THE PARKING LOT AND THEY WERE SCARED. USUALLY IN THE PAST IT WOULD BE LAUGHS AND GIGGLES AND JOKES -- WE GET OUT OF CLASS FOR A WHILE BUT THIS TIME YOU COULD SEE A DIFFERENT PICTURE.))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=different picture]


Some tips from firefighters at school shootings: Cut off civilian traffic around the scene. Make sure rescue vehicles don't block access in and out. Protect rescue officials from attack. Attach medical information to patients so it won't get lost. Set up a media center as soon as possible with regular updates. Counsel everyone involved on a longterm basis.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=they also say]

((THEY ALSO SAY TO PRACTICE EARLY AND PRACTICE OFTEN. THE ROANOKE COUNTY FIRE CHIEF HOLDS ONE BIG DRILL A YEAR, BUT HE SAYS HE'S GOING TO HOLD THEM MORE FREQUENTLY AND INCLUDE REGIONAL RESCUE WORKERS SO THEY WILL ALL BE READY TO WORK TOGETHER. TINA TENRET NEWS7))
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[OUT Q=tina tenret news7]
[anchor=keith]
[ss=]


Tonight on News7 at 11 we'll hear from the fire chief who handled the Conyers, Georgia school shooting in May.










[Tease#1]

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


Virginia is turning into a cash cow for George W. Bush. Still ahead on News 7, he's planning a visit to Roanoke soon.
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[VO-NAT]


And meet a local woman who taught the makers of 'The Blair Witch Project", a scary summer movie that's getting plenty of attention.
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[SUPER=84-Down 26 feet/Mandatory Conservation In Effect;][Blair-Witch]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:14:40]
[GRAPHIC=Blar Witch Project]


A most unconventional movie has come to town, called The Blair Witch Project.
At the same time a professor of film- -who taught the young movie-makers- -happens to be here, too, teaching a graduate course at Hollins University.
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[NAT SOT @ 2:53]

((AND I HAD ALL OF THEM IN CLASS.))
[RUNS=:01]


Mary Johnson is a visiting film professor from the University of Central Florida.
She's not only seen the Blair Witch Project, she was there when the concept was conceived.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well they did]

((WELL, THEY DID ACTUALLY TALK TO ME ABOUT IT IN CLASS- -IN MY ADVANCED SCRIPT-WRITING CLASS.))
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[OUT Q=script-writing class.]



[NAT SOT- -2:23:05]

((WE'RE LOST. ADMIT THAT FIRST. I KNOW WE'RE NOT LOST.))
[RUNS=04]


Michael Williams is one of the movie-maker-actors- -in this film about three documentary film-makers who disappear while looking for the legendary Blair Witch.
[NAT SOT @ 2:24]

((AN OLD WOMAN WHO'S FEET NEVER TOUCHED THE GROUND. ANYBODY WORTH THEIR SALT AROUND HERE KNOWS THAT THIS AREA'S BEEN HAUNTED.))
[RUNS=07]

[fade to black]
Their uncut film is discovered a year later, providing a hair-raising horror story.
[NAT SOT 2:24:30]

((OH, MY GOD- (screams)))
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[SOT 2:59:55]
[IN Q=It's one of the]

((IT'S ONE OF THE FEW FILMS WHERE THE HUNGER FOR THE FILM WAS BUILT NOT THROUGH TRADITIONAL ADVERTISING THROUGH TELEVISION AND TRAILERS AT MOVIE THEATERS, BUT THROUGH THE WEB SITE.))
[SUPER=01-]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=the website.]



[NAT SOT from website]


The official Blair Witch website was posted a year before the film was released, depicting the high-8 tapes and 16-millimeter film cans supposedly discovered in the Maryland mountains where the young filmmakers disappeared.
They may have been neophyte move-makers, but they were marketing moguls.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They're just great]

((THEY'RE JUST GREAT GUYS. I COULDN'T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THEM. AND THEY DON'T PAY ME A CENT. HA HA HA.))
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[OUT Q=a cent. ha ha ha.]


The film just opened in Roanoke to raves of realism.
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[SOT 14:42:15]
[IN Q=It was real]

((IT WAS REAL FOR ME. THAT MADE ME BELIEVE THERE WAS A WITCH THERE.))
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[OUT Q=witch there.]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=At the end]

((AT THE END, IT KINDA LEAVES YOU WONDERING WHETHER IT'S REAL OR NOT. IT'S A GREAT SHOW.))
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[OUT Q=great show.]
[ANCHOR=Keith]


...now playing at Valley View and the Grandin.







[Halifax-Planner]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-29 22:57]
[GRAPHIC=Hog Farm]


Some Halifax County hog farmers are telling the Planning Commission: Stay off our farms.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


County planner Jerry Lovelace was charged for the second time this week with trespassing on a hog farm.
Lovelace's boss, County Administrator Dan Sleeper, says Lovelace was just doing his job. He was checking out an odor complaint on James Wilson's Virgilina farm.
But today, Wilson had the planning director arrested for being there without permission.
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[Tobacco-Panel]


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


Two Southside tobacco growers have been appointed by Governor Gilmore to help decide how Virginia's tobacco settlement money will be spent.
C. D. Bryant from from Danville and Don Anderson of South Boston will help lawmakers determine how the money will be distributed to farmers.

[Stocks]


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


Stocks took another big hit today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow followed yesterday's big selloff with a drop of 136 points. NASDAQ fared better, down one and a half.
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[SUPER=434-u/16f/ir/64f/he/34d/i1g/78!/i1r/42#;][Bush]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-24 50:50]
[GRAPHIC=Va Republicans]


Republican Presidential front-runner George W- Bush is headed to Roanoke for an August 19th fundraiser.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 22;]


The thousand-dollar-a-plate luncheon will be held at the Roanoke Airport Marriott.
A similar event in Richmond last month raised 325-thousand dollars for Bush.
One in northern Virginia raised 430- thousand.
Political analysts say the fundraising success bodes well for Bush's Virginia campaign chairman: Governor Jim Gilmore.
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[SOT 13:17:42]
[IN Q=Gilmore has]

((LARRY SABATO/U.Va. POLITICAL ANALYST: GILMORE HAS DONE EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE TO HELP GEORGE BUSH. HE NOT ONLY ENDORSED HIM EARLY, HE CREATED THE VIRGINIA GOP PRESIDENTIAL PARTY. HE HAS LINED UP VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE VIRGINIA REPUBLICLAN PARTY LEADERSHIP TO SUPPORT GEORGE BUSH. AND PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, HE HAS MADE VIRGINIA A PIGGY BANK FOR GEORGE W. BUSH.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/U.Va. Political Analyst;]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=piggy bank for George W. Bush.]
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[VO-NAT]


With Republicans already in place or in line for higher elective offices, Sabato says Gilmore might be looking for a spot in a Bush cabinet.
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[SOT 13:5643]
[IN Q=I never]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I NEVER HAVE THOUGHT ANYTHING LIKE THAT. MY COMMITMENT IS TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA AND TO THE OFFICE THAT I HOLD.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=that I hold.]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia is also important to Bush because the state G-O-P decided to hold an early primary-- that polls suggest would likely put Bush on top.
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[Allen]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-26 1:07:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A romantic affair with an employee may be behind the abrupt departure of the director of the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hampton/June 1998;]


55- year old Bill Allen was just hired last June to lead the agency that oversees Virginia colleges and universities.
He resigned last week, citing professional reasons.
But a source within his office confirms he had a love relationship with a subordinate employee-- and admitted it to the State Council.
Allen has NOT publicly denied the affair.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up, Mike Stevens will check in with another report from the Redskins training camp.
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[VO-NAT]


And former Virginia Tech running back Ken Oxendine has move up on the depth chart at the Atlanta Falcons training camp.
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[S-Ox]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=SP-39 (1:41:19)]
[GRAPHIC=Atlanta Falcons]


After a Super Bowl appearance, the Atlanta Falcons are receiving a lot of attention in training camp.
And with star running back Jamal Anderson in a contract dispute, the door has opened for a former hokie.
Steve Mason has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio...]
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[SUPER=01-Dan Reeves/Atlanta Falcons Head Coach; :20]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :31]
[SUPER=01-Ken Oxendine/Falcons 2nd Year Running Back; :41]
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-42]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins training camp]


While both Jamal Anderson and Barry Sanders have been mentioned as possible acquisitions for the Redskins this week, The Teams best new runner likely is already in uniform.
Mike Stevens has more from Frostburg, Maryland.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Centers/New Redskins Fullback; :28]
[SUPER=@Mike1; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports."]
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[S-Waltrip]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-33 (2:00:28)]
[GRAPHIC=Darrell Waltrip]


The year 2-thousand will be the last on the track for veteran driver Darrell Waltrip
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :]


Three time Winston cup champion Darrell Waltrip is retiring after that season.
A report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Waltrip has make it official next Thursday at a news conference in Indianapolis.
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[S-Hockey]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-34 tc 1:40:13]
[GRAPHIC=Hockey]


It may have felt a hundred degrees outside, but at the Ice Station it's always winter and hockey is always in season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


About 40 hockey players laced up their skates for Cavanagh's Developmental Hockey Program.
Athletes of all skill levels took part in the week long camp. It's run by former professional players.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we gear]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Cavanagh/Camp Director;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=further on]
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[vo-nat]
Cavanagh has been offering the traveling camp for nine years. This is the first year he's brought it to Roanoke.
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[SUPER=X5001;][Rifles]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:21:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Salem-native is returning home .. in search of pre-revolutionary guns.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum]

Wallace Gusler has spent the past 30 years working with antique rifles in Colonial Williamsburg. Now he's in search of long guns--called "Kentucky rifles"--but they were made in the Shenandoah valley.
He's taking pictures of them for a book on the history of rifles in Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:16:29]
[IN Q=we're researching]

((WALLACE GUSLER/ GUN SMITH: WE'RE RESEARCHING AND DOCUMENTING AS MANY AS POSSIBLE. SOME MAKERS--SOME FAMILIES WE CAN TRACE ALL THE WAY FROM SWITZERLAND TO SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Wallace Gusler/ Gun Smith]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=Virginia.]
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[VO-NAT]

The guns date from the 1730's to the 1850's and they're all slightly different. Each rifle has identifying trademarks of the craftsman such as wood or metal carvings.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Anyone who thinks they have a "Kentucky rifle " should contact the Blue Ridge Institute this weekend.

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