[Hurricane-Dennis]

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Right now it's the Bahamas getting hammered by Dennis.
The hurricane's center is close to Abaco Island ... about 250 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Up and down the southeastern Atlantic coast, residents are bracing for the storm ... whenever and Wherever it might hit.
Lisa Hughes has that part of the story.
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[SUPER=03-Charleston, SC; 00]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Clark/Charleston Emergency Director; 44]
[SUPER=01-James Lee Witt/FEMA Director; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting; 1:13]
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[toss to weather]


[11Fulcher]


[ANCHOR=Scott]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:55:49]
[GRAPHIC=Mike Fulcher]


A federal jury in Roanoke has convicted former D-E-A Informant Michael Fulcher of heading a marijuana and money laundering ring in the Bland Correctional Center. Fulcher's ex-wife and mother were also convicted of money laundering, but a former prison guard and another inmate were acquitted.
Keith Humphry has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Billy King]
[SUPER=03-Bland Co.; :10]
[SUPER=01-Harry Bosen/King's Attorney; ]
[SIPER=01-Billy King/Acquitted Prison Guard; (QUICK)]
[SUPER=10-Michael Fulcher/Prison Drug Dealer/April; ]
[SUPER=01-Les Burnley/Jury Foreman; ]
[SUPER=01-Ethel Fulcher/Money Launderer; ]
[SUPER=01-Joe Mott/Prosecutor; ]
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[OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.]

((
Billy King lost his job in the course of this case, but the jury cleared his name.
[1:39:15 NAT SOT -Thank the Lord.]


The 31-year old Bland County native followed in his father's footsteps as a guard at Bland Prison.
When he got busted, the feds recruited him to get the goods on other guards AND inmates.
He refused. [1:39:40 Harry Bosen] ((HE TOLD THE GOVERNMENT IN THEIR FACE I AM INNOCENT MAN AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED ON THE CASE.))
[RUNS= :07]


Several inmates testified King brought marijuana into the prison hidden with his lunch in a cooler.
Jurors struggled with his case, we're told. In the end they didn't believe the witnesses, so they sent him home.

[1:40:15 -Billy] ((YEAH IT'S GETTING YOUR LIFE BACK))
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Mike Fulcher ran the prison drug network... [Fulcher 45:25] ((CAUGHT ME IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.)) though the former D-E-A operative maintained this was just another undercover operation. [1:45:10 Les] ((HIS UNDERCOVER WORK. DID YOU BUY THAT STORY? NO. EVEN IF HE WAS DOING IT, IT WAS NOT AUTHORIZED AND HE STILL WAS GUILTY OF FELONIES.))
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The money Fulcher made selling pot in prison went to his wife and mother. [Ethel 1:43:30] ((IT'S JUST UNBELIEVABLE WHAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN DO.))
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Ethel Fulcher is not finished here.
The jury still has to decide whether Ethel Fulcher must forfeit her home as a result of these convictions. [Mott 1:47:36] ((THE HOUSE WAS NOT ACQUIRED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING FUNDS. BUT WE CAN SEEK THE PROCEEDS THAT WE CAN'T FIND AND THEN USE THE HOUSE TO SATISFY THOSE.))
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Ethel Fulcher's home is worth more than the amount of money she got. But the government may be allowed to seize her property, sell it and give her back what's left over.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))



[11Fleming-Amherst]


[ANCHOR=Scott]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-36 19:11]
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The official school district line is:
Last night's football game between William Fleming and Amherst County High Schools was moved out of respect for a former Fleming student who was killed last week.
But undeniably, there was concern about student safety ... and that someone might retaliate for the murder.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[IN Q=Roanoke City were on]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-George Miller/Fleming Head Coach;27]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent;48]
[SUPER=01-Bill Brown/Amherst Team Doctor;1:08]
[SUPER=07-Harsha Shankar;1:19 Quick]
[SUPER=@Joy2;1:26]
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[OUT Q=N7 Roanoke]

(( Roanoke City Police were on patrol at memorial services for 19 year old Prentice Jordon killed last Saturday at Easley's Restaurant and Deli.
Police says their presence at the funeral home was a safety measure --- just in case someone decided to retaliate.


Roanoke City schools also made changes because of Jordan's service --the Fleming Football team was told at the la
st moment to head to Amherst County --- because the game had been moved from Victory Stadium.
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[SOT 02:36:11]
[IN Q=When you think of the ]

((GEORGE MILLER/FLEMING COACH: WHEN YOU THINK OF THE LOSS OF A FORMER STUDENT AND EMOTIONS ARE RUNNING HIGH IN THE COMMUNITY AND WE FELT IT MIGHT JUST BE BETTER TO HAVE THE GAME AT A DIFFERENT SITE))
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[OUT Q=at a different site]


A school board member says the team was moved because of a safety concern - the superintendent would not comment on that.
He said only that it was done out of respect for the family.
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[SOT 00:37]
[IN Q=He has friends still that]

((WAYNE HARRIS/SUPERINTENDENT ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: HE HAS FRIENDS THAT ARE STILL THERE. HE ATTENDED FLEMING SEVERAL YEAR AGO. AND WE JUST THINKS IT SHOWS A GREAT DEAL OF COMPASSION ON OUR PART AND RESPECT TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS))
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[OUT Q=and friends]


But several people unaware of the change showed up at Victory stadium, including the Amherst High School Team Doctor.
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[SOT15:02:41]
[IN Q=I can understand the]

((BILL BROWN/ AMHERST TEAM DOCTOR: I CAN UNDERSTAND THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING BUT I WISH THEY WOULD HAVE LET ME KNOW A LITTLE EARLIER.))
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[OUT Q=little earlier]


And one man says he still thinks the game should have happened at the stadium.
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[SOT15:06:53]
[IN Q=I don't see]

((HARSHA SHANKER: I DON'T SEE WHAT DIFFERENCE MOVING THE GAME WOULD MAKE))
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[OUT Q=would make]


But some were forgiving - saying if this game was moved because of safety concerns, that's fine with them.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Roanoke.
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Roanoke City Police say they will be out again today for Jordan's funeral.

[11Guard-Water]


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[NEWSCAST=morn]
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[TAPE#=99-26 1:34:11]
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Help is on the way for drought-stricken farmers in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Two National Guard tanker trucks arrived at the Bedford armory yesterday to help distribute much needed water to area farmers.
The county has set up four drop points where farmers can come to pick up water for their livestock starting next Monday.
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[SOT 22:15:45]
[IN Q=The missing element]

((DAVE NICHOLS/BEDFORD CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: THE MISSING ELEMENT HERE IS THE MEANS TO TRANSPORT THE WATER FROM WHERE IT IS TO WHERE IT'S NEEDED. AND WE DON'T HAVE THOSE RESOURCES AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. THE NATIONAL GUARD COMING IN IS GOING TO BE A GREAT ASSET TO THAT PROGRAM, ALONG WITH VDOT. VDOT HAS THREE THOUSAND GALLON TANKS, SLIP- IN TANKS, THAT GO INTO DUMP TRUCKS AND THEY'RE IN THE PROCESS OF EQUIPPING THOSE TANKS TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Nichols/Bedford Co. Public Safety Director; :00]
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[OUT Q=those tanks today.]
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[VO-NAT]


Water can be picked up in Big Island, the city of Bedford, Smith Mountain Lake and at the Boxley Quarry in Montvale.
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[11Volvo]


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[TAPE#=598-37 2:02:55]
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They won't have jobs and they won't get paid for a week.
But the good news for 350 Volvo-truck workers is: the layoff won't last.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin]


The union that represents them says this kind of layoff is "standard."
There's a lower-than-usual demand for industrial trucks -- like trash haulers.
The United Auto Workers local president says demand will pick up again.
And he says the assembly-line workers will be back on the job September 7th.
Twenty other workers face permanent layoffs, though.
The union president says those people were hired for the summer only.
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[Boeing]


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In Seattle, Boeing has made what it calls its final and best offer.
The airplane manufacturer is still trying to avert a strike by its largest union.
Talks go on even though last night's midnight deadline came and went.
The Machinists union wants to preserve jobs, and get better medical benefits and pensions.
Boeing wants to save money by subcontracting work and paying less for benefits.
The union votes on Wednesday.

[1-FFE-Saturday]


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[NEWSCAST=MORNIN #1]
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They had to change their plans late in the afternoon and drive to another area code to play football.
But that didn't stop the William Fleming Colonels from getting their game on.
Mike Stevens has highlights from that and the rest of last night's matches.
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[IN Q=GOOD MORNING]
[SUPER=@mike1; :00]
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[OUT Q=...SEE YOU THEN."]
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(( The William Fleming Colonels and Amherst County Lancers deserve an award for just making it on the field last night. At the last minute their game was moved from Victory Stadium to Amherst - yet both team played outstanding football. Amherst led by a point at half time.
But Fleming got this Richard Barrett to Daray Waller to win it 21-to-14.
The Salem Spartans hung 40 points Brookville and opened the season with a 40-to-14 win over the Bees in Campbell County.
Northside ruined Ben Foutz's head coaching debut at Cave Spring as Jubal Poindexter scored 3 TD's in the 32-to-18 Viking win.
Christiansburg didn't have a prayer against Pulaski County losing to the Cougars 51-to-nothing.
Jefferson Forest beat Patrick Henry 14-to-6 at Saber Stadium.
E.C. Glass shutout cross town rival Heritage 13-to-nothing to open the season.
The Radford Bobcats rolled to a 28-to-nothing win over parry McCluer in Buena Vista.
George Wythe was impressive in its opener - whipping county rival Ft. Chiswell 39-to-nothing.
Gar-Field got this late field goal and beat GW Danville 9-to-7 in southside.
Martinsville came from behind to beat Rustburg on the red Devils home turf 26-to-16.
Glenvar scored early and often as the Highlanders opened with a 34-to-nothing win over Craig County.
Fellow Three rivers member Floyd County was also tough stopping James River in Buchanan 34-to-6.
Blacksburg scored 26 unanswered point and beat Giles on the Spartans home turf in Pearisburg 26-to-6.
And Patrick County topped Chatham 14-to-nothing. ))

[Sports-Plays]


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[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
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Other sports news ... The biggest deal in NBA history is a DONE deal.
The Vancouver Grizzlies' disgruntled top draft pick, Steve Francis goes to the Houston Rockets.
Vancouver gets forwards Othella Harrington and Antoine Carr ... and guards Michael Dickerson and Brent Price ... AND two draft picks.
Houston gets Francis and Tony Massenburg from Vancouver ... AND swingman Don MacLean from Orlando.
But we're not done yet.
Orlando gets three more players from Vancouver: Lee Mayberry, Makhtar (Jy) and Michael Smith.
Vancouver also gets a second-round draft pick from Orlando.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seville, Spain]


In Spain ... this one is much easier:
American sprinter Maurice Green won the 200-meter title.
That makes him the first to win both the 100 and 200-meter races at the World Championships.
He goes for a third win on Sunday in the four-by-100 relays.
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[2-Hurricane-Dennis]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat AM']
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[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Dennis]


Hurricane Dennis is frustrating disaster officials by slowly inching towards the Southeast coast.
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[WXPRO/FULL] Andrew Ad lib latest stats
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brevard County, FL]

As the hurricane stays at arm's length, tourists and natives have yet to get restless. Salvers are still flocking to the waterfront, not away from it Hurricane warnings are in effect for the Bahamas-- but the Florida Coast is only under a Hurricane Watch.
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[11Storm-Preps]


[ANCHOR=Scott]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-42 TC :08:08]
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Up and down the East Coast people are keeping a close eye on Dennis... including vacationers.
Ellen Qualls talked with some of them in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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[IN Q=the people ]
[SUPER=03-Myrtle Beach, SC; :03]
[SUPER=01-Kristen Beschoff/High Point, NC Tourist; :07]
[SUPER=03-Morehead City, NC/August 1998; :19]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Jones/Appomattox Co. Tourist; :31]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Turner/Roanoke Tourist; :54]
[SUPER=01-David and Kim Parrish/Galax Tourists; 1:20]
[super=@Ellen1; 1:29]
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[OUT Q=N7.]



[LA-Shooting]


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There was another deadly shooting last night in Los Angeles.
This one ... just hours after California's governor singed into law three major gun control measures.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]


The shooting was in L-A's Koreatown.
Two women and three men were shot to death inside an apartment.
Police say it's an apparent murder suicide.
Earlier in the day ... Governor Gray Davis held a bill signing ceremony at the hospital where doctors saved a five-year-old injured in the Jewish day-care center shooting.
The new laws tighten regulations at gun shows ... make trigger locks mandatory .. and ban so-called "Saturday Night Specials."
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[SOT 5:52:58]
[IN Q=these are]

((GOV. GRAY DAVIS/CALIFORNIA: THESE ARE JUNK GUNS AND WHEN I SIGN THIS LEGISLATION THEY WILL GO TO THE JUNK YARD.))
[SUPER=01-Gov. Gray Davis/(D) California]
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[OUT Q=JUNK YARD]
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[VO-NAT]


Gun groups and vendors opposed the new laws.
But in the wake of the Jewish center shooting ... gun control advocates had emotion on their side.
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[11Missing-Plane]


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[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-35 17:12]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


The search for a missing plane has ended with the discovery of a crash site... and 4 bodies, including 2 children.

(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL SCREEN]
The private plane apparently smashed into a Greene County mountainside Wednesday.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Greene Co.]


It was bound for the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport at Weyer's (WE'REs) Cave in Augusta County.
The plane was discovered yesterday morning about 10 miles from the airport.
A volunteer firefighter from Gloucester was piloting the plane when it took off Wednesday from the Newport News -Williamsburg Airport.
Also on board were his 7 year old son, a woman and her daughter.
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[11Henry-Ax]


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[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-25 TC1:21:30]
[GRAPHIC=Accident Investigation]


Reckless driving charges have been filed against the woman who accidentally hit a Henry County boy on his way to school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


State police say preschool teacher Toni Yvonne Craig of Martinsville was driving at least 10 miles an hour over the speed limit when she hit 13-year-old Corey Mayo.
Mayo was on his way to the bus stop.
He's in serious condition at a North Carolina Hospital.
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[State-Democrats]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]



State Democrats will meet in Roanoke today to decide whether the party should hold a presidential primary next February.
The party had planned to keep state and congressional district conventions to choose delegates for next year's national nominating convention.
Virginia Republicans have decided to hold a primary February 29th.
Since that decision, G-O-P frontrunner George W. Bush has made several visits to the state and received the endorsement of Governor Gilmore.

[11Pigs-Burton]


[ANCHOR=Scott]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-31 38:44]
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NASCAR racer Ward Burton is a Halifax County homegrown legend.
But his work as an environmentalist is making him unpopular with some farmers there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


In his time off the racetrack, Burton runs a nature conservation group and manages over two-thousand acres of farmland as a wildlife preserve.
Recently, he's spoken out in favor of stricter setbacks for hog farms in the county.
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[SOT 2:19:34]
[IN Q=I'm still not saying there's not]

((WARD BURTON: I'M STILL NOT SAYING THERE'S NOT A PLACE FOR ONE OF THESE TYPES OF INDUSTRIES, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WHERE THAT IS SET, IT NEEDS TO PROTECT PEOPLE AND THEIR NEIGHBORS AROUND THEM.))
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[OUT Q=their neighbors around them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Burton's statements upset some local hog farmers, who threatened to boycott his sponsor, Caterpillar.
Caterpillar has stuck by the racer.
Burton says he hopes the controversy over hog farms in the community goes away soon.
He may get his wish.
The Board of Supervisors may decide on new hog farm regulations after a public hearing next week.
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[Mir]


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[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
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It was an Edsel in space.
The dysfunctional Mir space station cost the cash strapped Russian government too much money to maintain.
And now it's been abandoned.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Almaty, Kazakhstan]


Two Russians and a French cosmonaut returned to earth today.
They were Mir's last full-time crew.
On Friday the crew climbed out of the space station and into the Soyuz escape capsule.
Now that nobody's inside Mir ... Mission Control will turn off most of its systems.
Next spring, Mir will leave outer space, fry up in the atmosphere, and scatter its own ashes in the Pacific Ocean.
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[Orchard-Gap]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
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The Blue Ridge Parkway is worth visiting most any time of year.
But if you need to take a break during the scenic drive, the Inn at Orchard Gap is one possible destination.
As Kimberly McBroom tells us in "Time Off", this bed and breakfast serves up its OWN beautiful view.
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[IN Q=Setting the breakfast table]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Williams/Innkeeper; :12]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; :35]
[Super=01-Micky Williams/Innkeeper; 1:45 QUICK!!!!]
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[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Carroll County.]


((Setting the breakfast table is just one of the many duties Micky and Debbie Williams perform together as innkeepers.
Once guests return from their daily outings, this living area can fill up quickly.
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[SOT 19:56:04 ]

((DEBBIE WILLIAMS/INNKEEPER: WE GET LOTS OF PEOPLE FROM CANADA THAT TRAVEL THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY AND FROM UP NORTH, VERY MANY PEOPLE FROM NORTH CAROLINA, AS WELL AS FROM VIRGINIA AND TENNESSEE, THE SURROUNDING STATES COME. AND WE'VE HAD PEOPLE FROM OVERSEAS, FROM EUROPE AND OTHER AREAS, TOO.)) [RUNS:16]
What brings them here could be the attractive guest rooms featuring queen- sized beds, antique furniture and hand- stitched quilts.
Upstairs rooms also have gas fireplaces.
Two new cottages are available for rent, and have been popular with families.
Room rates range between 70 and 75- dollars a night, including breakfast.
Cottages run between 85 and 95- dollars.
But besides the amenities they offer, the Williams have their own theory as to why visitors keep coming back.
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[SOT 19:56:38]

((DEBBIE & MICKY WILLIAMS: WELL, MOSTLY THE VIEWS AND THE PEACE AND QUIET AND THE SURROUNDINGS. YOU CAN KIND OF COME UP HERE AND RELAX AND ENJOY JUST SITTING ON THE PORCH, OR HIKING AND BIKING OR DOING PRETTY MUCH WHATEVER YOU LIKE TO DO.)) [RUNS:13]
Speaking of the VIEW...each room leads out to a porch with plenty of rocking chairs.
But once you leave the comforts of the chair, you can check out several area attractions.
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[SOT 19:57:50 ]

((DEBBIE WILLIAMS/INNKEEPER: WE TRY AND GIVE PEOPLE AS MUCH INFORMATION ABOUT THE AREA AS WE CAN AND TELL THEM ABOUT UNIQUE PLACES WHERE TO SHOP, WHERE TO VISIT, OR WHERE TO FIND NICE PLACES TO BE AND THEY KIND OF GET OUT TO THOSE PLACES DURING THE DAY AND THEN COME BACK TO THEIR ROCKING CHAIRS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.)) [RUNS:17]
When asked about who typically visits the inn, the Williams say guests come from virtually every walk of life.
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[SOT 19:58:15]

((MICKY WILLIAMS/INNKEEPER: THEY RANGE FROM MOTORCYCLISTS TO PROFESSORS, DOCTORS, JUST-- THEY JUST COME UP HERE TO RELAX.)) [RUNS:06]
And from where they're sitting, the relaxing is easy.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Carroll County.))
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[ANCHOR=ANDREW]
[GRAPHIC=WDBJ WEB ADDRESS]


If you'd like to get in touch with the innkeepers, or need directions, just click on our website at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.
[promo] Tomorrow at 8AM, we'll have the latest Hurricane Dennis Forecast. Where is the storm going and how will it affect our g.weather? That, Plus a live report from the Carolina coast. Wake up to the latest news tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Mornin