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A skydiving trip in Michigan turns deadly as the plane carrying the divers crashes,
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and the woman fighting to gain custody of her biological child loses another custody battle, we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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Federal Investigators say it may be six months before they know why a plane carrying skydivers crashed in Michigan yesterday.
The lead investigator in the case says heat may have been a factor, since high temperatures make takeoffs difficult.

Drew Levinson has more.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Miller/Eyewitness; :11]
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((NARR: (AERIAL) The twin engine plane had just taken off when something went terribly wrong.

(SOT: MIKE MILLER (NEIGHBOR))

"IT WAS REALLY BANKING, AND MY SON AND I COULD SEE THE BOTTOM. / WHEN I GOT TO THE DOOR...EXPLOSION...
NARR: Miller ran to help, but the plane had burst in flames. All 10 aboard- 9 skydivers and the pilot...were dead.
Robert Franz also heard a loud thump, then saw smoke rising above the trees.

(SOT: FRANZ)

"IT HAD BROKEN INTO 2 PIECES. THE MAIN PASSENGER COMPARTMENT WAS TOTALLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES, IN BLACK SMOKE."
NARR: The eight men and two women killed were members of a club called the Parahawks, who had been jumping together for more than 20 years. Bob and Carolyn Johnson were supposed to jump with them...but missed the flight.

(SOT: JOHNSON) "THEY WERE ALL OUR FRIENDS. GOOD PEOPLE. IT'S AN

INHERENT RISK WE KNOW AND ACCEPT AND ARE WILLING TO TAKE EACH TIME."

(SOT: CAROLYN JOHNSON) ""IT'S INCREDIBLE. WE COULD HAVE BEEN ON THAT

PLANE."
NARR: For friends and family members this was to have been a day of picnics and celebrations. Instead they waited for news as to what happened...and why. Federal crash investigators are on the scene...but it will take some time before any answers are found.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Detroit. ))

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Paula Johnson has been fighting for custody of her biological daughter who was switched at birth with the child of a Buena Vista couple, Well now she has LOST full custody of her oldest child.
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A judge granted custody of Johnson's oldest child, her 13-year-old son to his father, saying the boy will only spend weekends with his mother.
The judge would not discuss the ruling publically, but a family friend says the ruling indicated the publicity surrounding the baby-switch case was too much for the boy.
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Citizen Appreciation Day was held at the Roanoke Civic Center to kick off National Night Out,
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a program that gathers community support to fight crime in neighborhoods.
Yesterday's celebration gave police a chance to meet residents of Roanoke.
The event included everything from games and food to information booths.

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((CITIZEN APPRECIATIONDAY, WHICH WAS JUST AN ATTEMPT TO SHOW APPRECIATION TO THE CITIZENS FOR ALL OF THE THINGS THAT THEY DO TO MAKE ROANOKE AN EXCEPTIONAL PLACE.))
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National Night Out is this Tuesday.
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The local chapter of N-Double A-C-P is trying to get more people to vote.
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The civil rights organization kicked-off a voter registration drive yesterday at the Rite Aid on Orange Avenue and the CVS on Melrose.
The N-Double A-C-P is hoping to register 5-hundred new voters before the November elections.
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[IN Q=Voting is a privelge]

((COURTNEY PENN/ROANOKE NAACP: VOTING IS A PRIVILEGE THAT MANY PEOPLE DIED FOR PARTICULARLY AFRICAN AMERICANS, WOMEN AND NON-LAND OWNING WHITE MEN TO HAVE. SO IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT PRIVILEGE))
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Free hot dogs were up for grabs along with stickers encouraging people to vote. The N-Double-A-C-P will hold several more voter registration drives in the near future.

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Over one thousand people are still in the dark this morning after yesterday's powerful thunderstorm that rolled through the Lynchburg area. Larry Jackson of AEP says at the peak of the outage 12 to 15-thousand people were without power. Currently about 15-hundred customers are still in the dark, but AEP is working to get power restored to everyone.

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The heatwave continues to take it's toll throughout the United States.
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Yesterday, Chicago officials announced that 26 more people had died from the heat.
They are investigating 20 other deaths as possibly being heat-related. Meanwhile, things in the Windy City have finally cooled off. A cold front yesterday lowered temperatures to the 80's.
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But parts of the country are still sizzling. In midtown Manhattan, the scorching heat is blamed for leaving a crack in the concrete wall of a government building.

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Still to come on News7 Sunday Morning....... We'll talk to Jean Westervelt from the Carilion Cancer Center of WesternVirginia about a cancer support group in our area.
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and, In this week's Virginia Newsreel, we'll look back at one of the largest drug seizures in Virginia history.

but first here are the lottery numbers.....
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Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Bedford law enforcement have all executed big drug busts lately.
A six- year drug investigation netted 10 arrests in Lynchburg last weekend.
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Federal authorities say for the past six years, the 10 suspects distributed more than 300 kilograms of crack cocaine from New York into the Lynchburg area.
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In an on-going sting operation in Roanoke, Operation Street Sweeper has swept away 50 suspected drug dealers and buyers.
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And a marijuana growing operation is out of business in Bedford County. Wednesday, Deputies found growing equipment and 30 to 60 marijuana plants in the basement of a Stewartsville home
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In this week's Virginia Newsreel, we look back at an unexpected drug bust that turned out to be one of the largest drug seizures in Virginia history. Keith Humphry has more.

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((On the morning of January 26, 1995 a tractor trailer carrying a load of watermelons crashed on Route 29 near Chatham .
The truck swerved to miss another truck , wrecked in the median, then flipped over.
The tractor trailer broke open revealing more than just watermelons, there were duffle bags- full of narcotics. Authorities recovered 450 pounds of cocaine what they said was worth almost 18-million dollars on the street. The driver of the truck, 55 year old Claude (Gay) Guay and his 28 year old son, Daniel, both of Quebec, Canada, told authorities they left Texas two days earlier and were taking the shipment to Toronto, Canada.
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((WE HAVE KNOWN FOR A WHILE THAT THIS IS A POPULAR METHOD FOR TRANSPORTING DRUGS. THE PROBLEM WITH THAT IS UNLESS A VEHICLE WRECKS OR VIOLATES THE LAW WE HAVE NO REASON TO STOP ANY OF THOSE VEHICLES...ROUTE 29 IS A VERY POPULAR ROUTE TO TAKE BECAUSE THERE ARE NO WEIGH SCALES )) [RUNS23]
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The two men were charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.
In Federal court, Claude Guay testified that a Mexican man offered him 20-thousand dollars to haul what he thought were untaxed cigarettes.
Guay said his son was innocent and didn't know they were carrying cocaine. But the prosecution maintained both men were guilty, part of a larger drug ring with ties to Columbia.
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((BOB CROUCH/U. S. ATTORNEY: THE LAB EVIDENCE INDICATES THAT FINGERPRINTS FOUND ON SOME OF THE COCAINE PACKAGES WERE THE FINGERPRINTS OF DANIEL GUAY)) [RUNS07]
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It took the jury just an hour to find the two Canadians guilty. Defense Attorney Mark Williams says the amount of drugs probably worked against his clients. ((MARK WILLIAMS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THAT HAD A LOT TO DO-- IT MAY HAVE BEN DIFFERENT IF WE WERE TALKING ABOUT A SMALLER AMOUNT OF DRUGS, BUT WE WEREN'T.))
In October, 1995, the federal judge sentenced Claude Gauy to 24 years in the federal penitentiary. His son, Daniel, got 20 years to serve.

That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.)) [Sports-Plays]


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The major league trading deadline has come and gone, a few to note this morning.
Baltimore traded pitcher Juan Guzman and cash to Cincinnati for minor league pitchers B-J Ryan and Jacobo Sequea.
The Chicago Cubs sent southpaw Terry Mulholland and infielder Jose Hernandez to Atlanta for two minor leaguers and a player to be named.
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The Busch Series was in Madison, Illinois.
Dale Earnhardt Junior took the lead from Joe Nemechek late in the Carquest Auto Parts 250 and takes the checkered flag. It's his fourth win this season and puts him back on top of the Busch Series standings.
Randy Lajoie was second.

Nemecheck finished third.[11Business-Review]


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Koyo Steering Systems broke ground at Greenfield Industrial Park with a traditional Japanese ceremony. And Planned parenthood dedicates a new facility. Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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[NOTHING ON CHROMAKEY THIS WEEK] [99-20 at 1:16:27] (( This week on the Review...
Preston Trucking pulled out of town just days after the company announced it's going out of business.
Headquarters in Maryland said Preston picked up more debt than it could pay back.
More than 80-people worked at terminals in Roanoke and Wytheville. [99-31 at 18:07]
Planned Parenthood dedicated what it said will be a ground-breaking reproductive health-care center.
When it's finished, the two-million-dollar building on Peters Creek Road will provide abortion, adoption and prenatal care services under one roof [Trains]
Norfolk Southern's profits were once again slowed by Conrail.
Problems taking over the Northeastern railroad cost NS an estimated 40-million dollars in revenue during the second quarter.
Profits fell 59 percent from the same period last year. [99-19]
The first tenant in Botetourt County's Greenfields Industrial Park broke ground on its new building by blessing the earth with sake and salt.
Koyo Steering Systems said the traditional Japanese ceremony insures the gods will watch over this division of the auto-parts manufacturer. [DOW JONES PRE PRO]
On Wall Street, worries about another potential interest-rate hike spooked the stoock market.
The Dow dropped 256-points.
The Nasda lost 54.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
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Coming up in the second half hour of News 7 Sunday Morning...... A powerful explosion rocks the capitol of Kosovo this morning,
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and funeral services begin today for the victims of the Atlanta shootings,
we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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Pristina, Kosovo was rocked by an explosion this morning.
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The blast was heard throughout the city, setting off car alarms and sending a large cloud of smoke and dust into the air.
NATO officials say there are no initial indications of casualties.
The new Serbian Orthodox was under construction and excperienced structural damage.
Just Saturday, British Prime Minister Tony Blair visited Pristina.
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The first victim of mass murderer Mark Barton will be buried today.
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Barton's wife Leigh Ann was the first person killed in the murder spree through the Atlanta area last week.
Leigh Ann's family says they have always been wary of Barton after learning of the 1993 deaths of his first wife and her mother.
Both had been hacked to death in Alabama.
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Barton went on to kill 11 others including his two children before committing suicide.
Last week's massacre was the bloodiest mass killing in Atlanta's history.
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A retired Covington businessman has been convicted of conspiracy to commit murder.
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A jury in Putnam County, West Virginia convicted Carroll Eugene Humphries of conspiring to kill Billy Ray Abshire in 1976.
Abshire died in a car bombing.
Humphries then married Abshire's widow.
Humphries faces a possible life sentence, his lawyer says he will appeal the conviction.
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The two men Humphries hired to carry out the bombing were convicted in earlier trials.
Charges against Abshire's widow, Katherine Abshire Humphries, were dropped due to lack of evidence.


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A diamond ring was stolen during a yard sale fundraiser for the Patrick Henry softball team
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Yesterday's yard sale was an opportunity for the team to raise money for a trip to Florida to participate in a tournament.
The ring was sitting on this table along with other jewelry when it was stolen.
It was worth about seven-hundred-and-50 dollars.
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((ANNETTE SHAW/ASSISTANTS SOFTBALL COACH: THIS WILL HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT. THIS WAS A VERY EXPENSIVE RING AND IT WAS ONE OF THE ITEMS WE HOPED TO SELL TO MAKE A LARGE PROFIT IN THIS YARD SALE.))
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The team needs to raise 5-thousands dollars for the trip.
And is hoping the person who stole the ring will return it.
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The ring is shaped like a horse shoe, with diamonds all around it.
Anyone with information about the ring is asked call 853-1223 extension 2000, and leave a message.

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AEP is still trying to restore power in the Lynchburg area this morning.
Over one thousand people are still in the dark after yesterday's powerful thunderstorm that rolled through the area. Larry Jackson of AEP says at the peak of the outage 12 to 15-thousand people were without power. Currently about 15-hundred customers are still in the dark.

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The heat is on.
This is the second consecutive week that TripleA has issued a motorist advisory.
And as Joy Sutton reports giving your vehicle a thorough check before driving in the heat is a wise idea.
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(( When it's hot outside many people don't think to check their anti-freeze levels, hoses, or temperature gauge.
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((JOY SUTTON REPORTER: IT NEVER CROSSES YOUR MIND TO CHECK ON YOUR COOLING FLUIDS OR THING LIKE THAT? ////JESSE TAYLOR: NO I DON'T. I JUST TREAT IT LIKE I DO ANY OTHER TIME OF THE YEAR)) [RUNS7]
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But mechanic Pat Flint says checking your car in the hot weather is something you don't want to forget.
This summer he's received numerous calls where vehicles have broken down.
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((PAT FLINT/MECHANIC: THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM PUTS AN ADDITIONAL DRAIN ON THE AUTOMOBILE ELECTRIC SYSTEM. YOU'LL SEE A LOT OF ALTERNATOR AND BATTERIES GO OUT DO TO EXTREME HOT WEATHER.)) [RUNS14]
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And the air conditioner can also cause a vehicle to overheat---which can cause damage to the engine.
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((PAT FLINT/MECHANIC: IF THAT CAR GETS UP TO THAT HOT MARK. IT CAN BASICALLY COOK THE ENGINE. IT'S JUST ABOUT AS BAD AS RUNNING THE CAR WITHOUT ANY OIL IN IT)) [RUNS9]
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Flint's advice is to not run the air conditioner when the vehicle is sitting idle, like in a traffic jam.
And if the car overheats turn it off immediately.
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Joyce Bradford with Triple-A say they're swamped with calls from motorist stranded on the road--and the wait time for a tow truck can be up to two hours in some areas.
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((JOYCE BRADFORD/TRIPLE-A: THIS A WORST TIME OF YEAR FOR US. WE HAVE MANY, MANY MORE CALLS IN THE SUMMER TIME THAN WE DO IN THE WINTER)) [RUNS8]
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Triple-A wants to remind drivers not to leave cell phones in the vehicle...because the inside of the phone can melt and wear down the battery.
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER:TRIPLE-A IS ADVISING MOTORISTS TO: RUN ERRANDS IN THE EARLY MORNING OR EVENING HOURS, ALL AT ONE TIME AND TO KEEP BOTTLED WATER IN THE VEHICLE..
AND AS ALWAYS DON'T LEAVE THE ELDERLY OR CHILDREN WAITING INSIDE THE CAR. )) [RUNS]
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President Clinton signed the assault weapons ban bill into law in 1994 and strengthened it last year.
But one of the weapons it was meant to ban is still available.... and was used at the high school massacre in Littleton, Colorodo. Lesley Stahl has a preview of tonight's 60 minutes.


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That story and more on 60 Minutes tonight at seven here on your Hometown Station.



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Still to come on News 7...... In sports........Roy Stanley has highlights from the major leagues
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and In this week's Virginia Profiles, Marya Jones talks to the Tedders, a couple that abandoned tobacco for something sweeter. We'll explain in just few minutes, , but first if you are traveling today. [Andrew ad-lib into the travel forecast]
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They're two tobacco farmers in Pittsylvania County who abandoned tobacco to grow fruit.
In this week's Virginia profile, Marya Jones visits the Tedders... a couple that calls their jam and jelly business their sweetest venture.


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(( Susan and Doug Tedder are working harder than ever before and enjoying the fruits of their labor.
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((NATSOT SUSAN TEDDER: THAT REALLY BIG, FAT FRUIT. THAT'S WHAT YOU WAIT THE WHOLE SEASON FOR.))

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Together, they run The Fruits of Gentleman's Ridge. A jelly and jam-making business that began as a hobby.
But picked up in a few short years.
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((DOUG TEDDER: WENT INTO THE BIG TIME I GUESS. LAST YEAR WE SOLD ABOUT 18,000 JARS.)) [RUNS:06]
Susan Tedder grew up on this 240-acre farm, where her father grew tobacco.
She went away for college and a job, but couldn't stay away.
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((SUSAN TEDDER: I ASKED MY DAD, TEASING HIM ONE DAY, IF HE COULD FIND A FARMER FOR ME TO MARRY AND HE SAID, "WELL, YOU DON'T NEED TO MARRY A FARMER. YOU HAVE ONE...ME." AND SO, I CAME BACK HOME AND WE STARTED FARMING IN '84.)) [RUNS:11]
Ten years later, Susan and her father phased out the tobacco crop and started growing fruit and making jelly full-time.
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((SUSAN TEDDER: I'M GLAD WE DID GET OUT OF IT WHEN WE DID. AND WE HAVE NOTHING AGAINST TOBACCO, MY HUSBAND SMOKES. IT WAS JUST ONE OF THOSE ECONOMIC THINGS. WE HAD TO GO A DIFFERENT DIRECTION.)) [RUNS:11] [STAND UP 1:11:42 - :54] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: BUT EVEN THOUGH THE TEDDERS SAY THAT OPERATING A FRUIT FARM IS TOUGHER THAN GROWING TOBACCO, IT HAS ITS SWEET REWARDS. THE GREATEST OF WHICH IS THAT DOUG AND SUSAN MET WORKING THESE FIELDS JUST TWO YEARS AGO. )) [RUNS:12]
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((DOUG TEDDER: WE WENT OUT TO DINNER ONE NIGHT AND IT WENT FROM THERE. HAPPIEST, BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME IS RIGHT HERE ON THE FARM. )) [RUNS:09]
Now, half their business is growing strawberries and blackberries.
They've got seven fruit pickers...and their daughter, Jessie, to help.
The other half of their time is spent making 14 kinds of jelly... From the more standard pumpkin butter...to Doug's green pepper jam.
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((DOUG TEDDER: ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS TASTE IT. I'LL PUT IT IN COMPARISON WITH ANYONE.)) [RUNS:03]
Doug and Susan Tedder say they couldn't have picked a better way to make a living. MJN7. ))
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THe temperatures maybe sizzling, but hockey players are still finding relief on the ice.
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A week long camp at the ice station just ended. Cavanagh's Developmental Hockey camp has been traveling the country for nine years.
This is its first stop in Roanoke.
But Patrick Cavanagh is familiar with the Star City he played against the Express.
He says hockey is growing rapidly in southern cities and he programs such as his are helping that speed up that growth.
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Cavanagh say he and his staff also encourage the campers to dream because any realized goal starts with a dream.
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Dozens of kids learned about frogs at Barnes and Noble yesterday
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The Mill Mountain Zoo brought a tree frog to show to the kids. They even got a chance to get up close and personal with the animal.
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The bookstore highlights a new zoo animal each month.
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((LEIGH ANN MEYERS/BARNES AND NOBLE: WE DECIDE THIS WOULD BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE SOME OF THE ANIMALS THAT THE MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO HAS AND LET THE KIDS KNOW ABOUT THE ANIMAL LIFE WE LIVE WITH))
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And the bookstore wants to remind people about the summer reading program. Kids who can show they have read eight books will get a free book from the store.
The program ends September 10th. (------------)