[7E-Poultry-Farm]

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[TAPE#=99-25 27:45:20]
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A farmer in Buena Vista is attracting national attention.
Willie Nelson's Farm Aid group is holding him up as a model - saying his ideas with poultry are the type that can save small family farms.
Tina Tenret shows us how.
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[IN Q=Andy Lee's 70 acre]
[SUPER=01-Andy Lee/Poultry Farmer; ]
[SUPER=01-Jack Graves/Missouri Farmer; ]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Buena Vista]

(( Andy Lee says local farmers could make a killing selling poultry to big grocery chains.
Right now, he just supplies local stores and restaurants, but says he makes more than big commercial guys with less investment.
And what's different is -- he lets his chickens roam free.
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[IN Q=But because]

((ANDY LEE/POULTRY FARMER: BECAUSE THEY CAN GO IN AND OUT AT WILL THEY'RE MUCH CLEANER, YOU SEE, AND APPEAR MUCH HEALTHIER.))
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[OUT Q=much healthier]


So Lee gets two dollars a pound for his poultry -- he says factory farmers earn only pennies per pound.
Lee has created movable pens to spread manure evenly.
He's striving to breed perfect chickens and turkeys.
And farmers worldwide flock to Lee to learn.
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[IN Q=I see some]

((JACK GRAVES/MISSOURI FARMER: I SEE SOME THINGS IN THE PENS AND THE DESIGN HERE THAT MAY BE BENEFICIAL TO US IN OUR OPERATIONS.))
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[SOT 16:52:43]
[IN Q=THIS FAMILY SAYS]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THIS FAMILY SAYS IT WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ITS TRICKS WITH OTHER SMALL FARMERS TO HELP THEM SURVIVE.
SO IT OFFERS WEEKEND COURSES ON THE FARM. EACH ONE COSTS 285-DOLLARS. TINA TENRET NEWS7 BUENA VISTA.))
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[7E-Pulaski-Grant]


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[TAPE#=99-20 TC1:35:16]
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A grant the state has given to the town of Pulaski is designed to protect history.
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[VO-NAT 97-31]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/1997]


The town will use it's share of the 65-thousand dollar grant to put Calfee Park on the national register of historic places.
The town owned ball-park was built in the 1930's and is one of the oldest active baseball stadiums in the country.
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Fairfax, Richmond, Suffolk, Leesburg and Middleburg will also get chunks of the grant.
The state expects the projects to begin next month.

[7E-81-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
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[TAPE#=99-19 1:58:46]
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This was the fourth and last time ... drivers got a chance speak up to tell a safety task force how they'd change Interstate-81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


The group met in Lexington.
Highway experts talked about their plans to make 81 a safer place to drive...
The drivers had a truckload of their own suggestions.
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[SOT 16:55:58////////16:54:58 task force tape]
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[IN Q=I KNOW THAT 81]

((BRENDA BROWN-GROOMS: I KNOW THAT 81 IS AN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR FOR THIS SECTION OF THE WORLD. BUT I'D LIKE US TO DO WHAT CALIFORNIA HAS DONE. IN CALIFORNIA, THEY HAVE RESTRICTED TRUCKS TO THE SLOW LANE. /////////////// THURMAN WRIGHT: IT'S NOT NECESSARY THAT WE SPEND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. JUST PUT A LITTLE TEETH INTO IT. YOU KNOW? DO SOMETHING.))
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[SUPER=01-Thurman Wright/Lexington;12]
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[OUT Q=DO SOMETHING]
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[VO-NAT]


Rumble strips to wake up weary drivers will be added to the highway in the next few months.
So will signs warning of bad conditions.
It will take about 20 years to widen the highway to five lanes.
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[7E-Speed-Fest]


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Nascar fans mark your calenders because if you're heading to the Winston Cup races in Martinsville this October
then get revved up for: Speed Fest '99.
The city and Coca-Cola will hold a two-day festival October first and second.
It will feature the music of Ricky Scaggs, along with games and appearances by NASCAR drivers.
The Chamber of Commerce expects the event to bring more than 50,000 visitors to Martinsville.

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Taking a look at your Friday forecast...it will be partly sunny and the humidity has returned, temperatures will be in the low-to-mid 90's. The start of your weekend tonight looks to be partly cloudy with isolated storms high's in the low-to-mid 70's. The extended forecast...


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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 8/14/99
Saturday:
Anniversary:
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[SUPER=130-4/Jackleen Crizer/Covington]



[SUPER=130-76/Elsie Ratcliff/Ironto]



[SUPER=130-22/John Jones II/Dublin]



[SUPER=130-2/Cameron Walker/Rocky Mount]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-62/Jimmy Brightwell/Charlottesville]


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[45E-Drowning]


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[TAPE#=99-31 29:12]
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An outing at McCoy Falls in Giles County ended with the death of a 25 year old man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]


Authorities say David Lee Long of Christiansburg was swinging from a rope tied to a tree yesterday and apparently hit his head when he dove into the New River.
State police believe the injury caused Long to lose consciousness and drown.
They say Long had been doing somersaults from the rope into just four feet of water.
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((SGT. BILLY WIATT/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: APPARENTLY THE VICTIM STRUCK HIS HEAD ON A ROCK IN THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER AND WAS PULLED OUT FROM THERE APPROXIMATELY 20 TO 25 FEET FROM WHERE HE WENT UNDER.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Billy Wiatt/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00]
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[VO-NAT]


Friends at the scene estimate Long was in the water about five minutes before they realized something was wrong and pulled his body from the river.
He died about an hour later at the hospital.
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[45E-Huffman]


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A Roanoke man is found innocent on charges solicited sex from an undercover police officer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The conversation recorded and transcribed by Vice Squad Officer Todd Clingenpeel lasted nearly three hours last October in Wasena Park.
After some veiled references to sex, Huffman asked: "What kind of help do you need?
Sergeant Clingenpeel said: "I don't know. Use your imagination."
When Clingenpeel pressed for a direct answer, the 28-year old computer consultant said only: "I like to help people when they need it."
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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A dozen men have pled guilty rather than face a jury. Huffman is the first to win an acquittal.

[45E-Bryant]


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A former antiques dealer owes some three million dollars to 18 prominent people.
At his sentencing in federal court yesterday, the judge ordered Clyde Bryant, Junior to make restitution... at a rate of 25-dollars a month.
Bryant will be expected to pay that out of his prison pay.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 17]


Bryant pled guilty in May to money laundering and wire fraud.
His probation officer says his victims describe Clyde Bryant as - a smooth talking con man.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The judge ordered Bryant to serve three months in addition to the five- year sentence imposed in the plea agreement.



[45E-Mounted-Patrol]


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Some of Roanoke's police officers are walking a different beat these days, or should we say riding a different beat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Officers Kevin Hix and Jason Holt are training to become part of the mounted patrol.
They'll help patrol the downtown market or make special presentations at community events.
The police chief has been shuffling many officers around to increase contact with the community.
The department is also building a 100-thousand-dollar stable and grazing area due to open in October.
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[45E-Speed-Fest]


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Some exciting news for NASCAR fans.
The city and Coca-Cola will host Speed Fest '99 October first and second.
The event will feature the music of Ricky Scaggs, along with games and appearances by NASCAR drivers.
The Chamber of Commerce expects the event to bring more than 50,000 visitors to Martinsville.

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Taking a break from the news to check weather...
Partly sunny and humid, with highs in the low to mid 90s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with isolated storms possible and lows in the 70s.
The extended forecast is partly cloudy, with scattered thundertorms with a high near 90....lows in the upper 60s.

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[8E-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-31 29:12]
[GRAPHIC=Giles County Drowning]


It was a tragic ending to a day of swimming for a Montgomery County man near McCoy Falls in the New River.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]


Authorities say 25-year old David Lee Long of Christiansburg was swinging from a rope tied to a tree yesterday and apparently hit his head when he dove into the water.
State police believe the injury caused Long to lose consciousness and drown.
They say Long had been doing somersaults from the rope into just four feet of water.
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[IN Q=Apparently ]

((SGT. BILLY WIATT/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: APPARENTLY THE VICTIM STRUCK HIS HEAD ON A ROCK IN THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER AND WAS PULLED OUT FROM THERE APPROXIMATELY 20 TO 25 FEET FROM WHERE HE WENT UNDER.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Billy Wiatt/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00]
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[OUT Q=went under.]
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[VO-NAT]


Friends at the scene estimate Long was in the water about five minutes before they realized something was wrong and pulled his body from the river.
He died about an hour later at the hospital.
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[8Buford-Furrow]


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The man charged with wounding five people at a Jewish Community Center in Los Angeles and also killing a mail carrier has family in the Roanoke Valley.
Buford Furrow, Junior's father went to school in Roanoke and his grandmother now lives in Salem.
Joy Sutton spoke with Furrow's grandmother on the families reaction to the shootings.
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[SUPER=01-Clarsie Furrow/Suspect's Grandmother;31]
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[OUT Q=Joy Sutton News 7 Salem]


(( Buford Furrow, Junior's father attended Jefferson High School in Roanoke.
This is his father's picture in a 1950 yearbook.
His grandmother, Clarsie Furrow, says she hasn't seen her grandson in 11 years.
She remembers him as an energetic child who used to deliver papers and came to visit only on a few occasions.
But Clarsie says Furrow is mentally ill and had put himself in an institution because he was having panic attacks.
And she says that Furrow's father faults doctors - saying they never should have released him.
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[SOT 02:04:21]
[IN Q=His daddy's blaming]

((CLARSIE FURROW/GRANDMOTHER: HIS DADDY IS BLAMING THAT DOCTOR FOR LETTING HIM OUT. WHEN THEY KNOW THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIM))
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[OUT Q=with him]


Clarsie says her grandson then got mixed up with the wrong crowd.
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[SOT 02:11:19]
[IN Q=the bunch of devils]

((CLARSIE FURROW: THE BUNCH OF DEVILS HE WAS RUNNING WITH PUT ALL THAT STUFF IN HIS MIND. I RECKON))
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Clarsie says she has no plans to talk with her grandson.
She says she can only pray for him now because - in her words - his mind is so messed up.
Joy Sutton, News7, Salem. ))




[8E-Columbine-Minister]


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A Colorado minister who knows first hand the detrimental effects of random school shootings was in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Dr. E. Michael Caner (CANN-ur) who was among the first to counsel Columbine High students after last April's shooting, spoke to a luncheon crowd for the Family Policy Network yesterday.
Caner says nothing could have prepared him for the scenes of carnage he encountered April 20th.
The Baptist minister says he had trouble convincing other pastors to come offer assistance.
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[SOT 9:25:22]

((MICHAEL CANER: WE HAVE A TENDENCY AS A PEOPLE, CHRISTIANS, WHEN CRISIS COMES, WHEN TROUBLE STRIKES, THE FIRST THING WANT TO SAY IS `WE TOLD YOU SO', AND THE SECOND THING WE WANT TO DO IF IT'S REALLY HITTING CLOSE TO HOME IS BACK AWAY.))

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[OUT Q=is back away.]
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[VO-NAT]


If America is going to prevent similar tragedies, Caner says families and churches need to get involved with the young people of their community.
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Before we wrap up the morning updates..here's another look at today's forecast.
Partly sunny and humid, with highs in the low to mid 90s.
Partly cloudy with isolated storms tonight with lows in the low to mid 70s.
The five day forecast is partly cloudy with scattered showers possible over the weekend.
Highs around 90...lows in the upper 60s.


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