[11Pharming]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST= Sat morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-45 17:03:33]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


A new biotech facility could soon be coming to Craig County.
And that has mixed reviews from county residents.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=About 100]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Otto Postma/Pharming Healthcare, Inc. Pres.;:15]
[SUPER=01-Scott McDowell/Craig County Resident;:50]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Bell/Craig County Resident;1:03]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=N7 Craig Co.]


((About 100 Craig County residents came to hear from Pharming Healthcare, Incorporated. A company that plans to build a facility in the county to house cows that have been genetically altered to produce a pharmaceutical substance that can help blood clot.
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[SOT 16:46:47]
[IN Q=We are to produce]

((WE ARE TO PRODUCE THAT PROTEIN IN LARGE QUANTITIES IN THE MILK OF CATTLE WHO HAVE BEEN ENABLED THROUGH OUR TECHNOLOGY TO ACTUALLY DO THAT)) [RUNS6]
[OUT Q=do that]
The company wants to reassure county residents this facility is environmentally safe --- and that these cattle are

just like any other cattle --except they have been altered to produce something the company says can save thousands of lives.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:49:53]
[IN Q=In terms of]

((IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL GENETIC POLLUTION, THE TECHNOLOGY WORKS THAT SUCH RISKS DO NOT EXIST)) [RUNS6]
[OUT Q=do not exist]


Despite this reassurance some residents say nothing is risk free.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:09:11]
[IN Q=People adjecent]

((PEOPLE ADJACENT TO THE FACILITY ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE LIGHTING AND POTENTIAL WASTE WATER PROBLEMS, THE POTENTIAL GROUND WATER WITH DRAWL PROBLEMS)) [RUNS9]
[OUT Q=withdrawl problem]


But other residents say this is just what the county needs for economic development.
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[SOT 17:03:53]
[IN Q=As far as]

((AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED I DON'T SEE NO REASON WHY THEY SHOULDN'T COME HERE. CRAIG COUNTY DOES NEED SOMETHING TO BE HERE)) [RUNS5]
[OUT Q=to be here]

But whether residents like it or not -- this project already has the backing of Craig County officials -- who say this will bring tax revenue to the county.
Joy Sutton, News7, Craig County. ))

[11NAPA-Center]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-30 13:50]
[GRAPHIC=NAPA Center Closing]


The NAPA center is pulling out of town leaving 70-workers without jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The auto parts warehouse in Roanoke will shut down early next year.
The center's manager said facilities in Richmond ... Greensboro ... High Point, North Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee will take over the work.
He also said most employees willing to move will be offered jobs at other locations.
NAPA has hired a job-searching firm to help others land on their feet.
All of the local NAPA auto-parts stores will stay open.
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[Propane-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Investigators are still trying to find the cause of an explosion in downtown Charlotte.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;]


The blast occurred yesterday shortly before three in the afternoon at Suburban Propane.
Five people were injured. Their injuries and burns range from minor to serious.
Authorities roped off a three block area as fire fighters fought to control the blaze.
Investigators says this type of explosion is rare and is apparently an accident.
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[11Sinkhole]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=599-11 1:22:21]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Sinkhole]


One southbound lane of Interstate 81 is open again this morning after a sinkhole closed both southbound lanes last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.]


The six inch hole is located north of mile marker 214 between the Mint Spring interchange at exit 217 and the Greenville interchange at exit 213 in Augusta County.
The area is being excavated -- which has uncovered a hole that is 60 feet wide and 35 feet deep.
Truck traffic is being routed off of I-81 onto route 11 between those exits. VDOT officials say both lanes will reopen late Saturday afternoon.
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[JFK-Will]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=jFK jr.]


John F. Kennedy Junior's nieces and nephews are the chief beneficiaries of his will.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Kennedy's will was filed yesterday in a Manhattan court and indicates he left his person property to his sister's children.
The will does not state the value of Kennedy's estate.
Kennedy's net worth has been estimated as ranging from 30 to 100 million dollars.
He also left money to charities including a New York organization for the mentally disabled and the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation in Boston.
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[11Gates-Gifts]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-39 13:30]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Billionaire Bill Gates hasn't forgotten the Old Dominion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/February 2, 1998]


The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is 6-point-7 MILLION dollars lighter.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


That's after donating computers, software, and training to Virginia's public library system.
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[SOT 09:40:05]
[IN Q=I don't]

((NOLAN YELICH/STATE LIBRARIAN: I DON'T THINK ANYBODY BEGRUDGES ANYBODY FOR HAVING MONEY. BUT I THINK THAT THOSE THAT...FOR WHAT THEY'RE DOING.))
[SOT 09:29:44]

((DON UPSON/VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY SECRETARY: IF THE INFORMATION AGE IS GOING TO PROVIDE EVERYTHING THAT IT CAN, AND BE EVERYTHING IT CAN BE, IT HAS TO HIT ALL SECTORS OF SOCIETY. AND THE LIBRARY IS STILL THAT FOUNDATION. AND TO GET A CONTRIBUTION ON A SCALE THAT CAN SUBSTANTIVELY AFFECT EVERY LIBRARY IN THE COMMONWEALTH, FROM A PRIVATE CONTRIBUTOR, I THINK IS UNPRECEDENTED.))
[SUPER=01-Nolan Yelich/State Librarian; :00]
[SUPER=01-Don Upson/Virginia Technology Secretary; :15]
[RUNS=34]
[OUT Q=is unprecedented.]
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[VO-NAT]


Library officials say every library system in Virginia will get something from the donation... but lower income communities will get a larger share.
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[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


Dennis Rodman may be taking his multi-colored hair to Milwaukee.
Rodman's agent says the free agent forward is interested in signing with the Bucks.
Milwaukee G-M Ernie Grunfeld calls Rodman one of the greatest rebounders of the game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/Giants-Fox Bay Area;]


In the majors, The Diamondbacks have clinched the National League West.
Arizona made history with last night's 11 to three win over San Francisco, by reaching the playoffs faster than any other expansion team--in two years.
Randy Johnson went the distance in the D-Backs' clincher for his 16th victory.
Johnson struck out eleven, increasing his major league leading total to 353.
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[anchor=Denise]

[ss-mlb] Arizona is the first expansion team to win a division in less than eight years.
The Florida Marlins, won the World Series in their fifth year, but were a wild card team in 1997.

[11Outdoor-Show]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-41 1:36:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Hunters can get a jump start on the season by attending Bedford County's first annual outdoor show today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Organizers have turned the Bedford Armory into an exhibit hall for some of the top game ever taken in Virginia and the United States.
Alongside displays of deer, elk and bear trophies will be vendors demonstrating a variety of outdoor products.
The shows runs from 10 to 6 today.. all proceeds will benefit a scholarship program for the Bedford County schools.
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[11Deadbeat-Parents]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:23:22]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Pay up or go to jail.
That is the ultimatum for a number of parents owing child support in Pulaski County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski]


Over the past few days, more than 24- thousand dollars has been collected in back child support.
The parents were ordered to appear in court either Thursday or Friday to pay- up.
Those who showed WITHOUT money were taken to jail.
Carol Dooley's husband was one of the 23- arrested.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He knew ]
[SUPER=07-Carol Dooley; ]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=months in jail.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Court officials say the majority of those ordered to appear in court did so voluntarily.
Warrants were issued for those who failed to appear.
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[11microwave-Baby]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-37 51:20]
[GRAPHIC=none]


New Kent County authorities are NOT confirming it.
But friends and neighbors say the mother of a one-month old baby -- who was found dead in a microwave oven -- is attributing what happened to her own severe epileptic seizure.
NO charges have been filed yet, and NO information on what she's actually told police is available.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Kent Co.;]


The sheriff's department says it's waiting on the exact cause of death to be determined.
But Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner has already said the baby's body had burns consistent with those caused by a microwave.
The baby's body was found in the microwave by a sheriff's deputy, after a 9-1-1 caller reported the baby missing.
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[wipe wipe wipe]


[6Severed-Head]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-44 03:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/March 1]


Richmond Police are asking for help again with the severed head murder of a homeless man in March.
Police say they've done 75 interviews, followed up on numerous local and out-of-state tips, and are working with the F-B-I.
Henry Edward Northington's severed head was found in a city park... and his body was located about a mile down the James River.
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[Kinkel]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


The gunman in one of the recent school shootings has pled guilty.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Springfield, OR;]


Kip Kinkel killed his parents and two classmates at his high school in Springfield, Oregon.
Students are still trying to recover from the trauma and say they'll be glad when this is all behind them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:38:28]
[IN Q=we get to]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=we don't have the trial]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


No sentencing date has been set.
Kinkel faces at least 25 years behind bars.
(------------)



[Brown]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]



A former Lynchburg probation officer and Baptist minister has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor.
Daryl Brown is accused of taking indecent liberties with one of his clients, a girl under the age of 18.
The charge dates back to February 24th.
Brown waived the preliminary hearing, but yesterday, a judge certified the charge to a grand jury scheduled to meet next week.
Brown resigned as pastor of Bold Branch Baptist Church after the charges were filed.

[Floyd]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Floyd Aftermath]


Tropical storm Floyd has long since left the east coast, but the flood waters still linger in North Carolina.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Greenville, NC;]


Emergency workers are trying to dispose of the livestock killed by rising water, fearing the decaying carcasses will cause health problems.
The storm caused at least one billion dollars in damage to farmers and it is feared that one out of seven farmers will have to go out of business.
So far, there have been no outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Officials are now racing another health problem, as the eggs born by mosquitoes generated by the storm mature.
A health department spokesman says in some areas, mosquitoes are already thick enough that a person standing still will be bitten 200 times in one minute.
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[11Donation-Center]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Floyd Relief]


Virginia hasn't done it since Hurricane Fran in 1996.
A donation center has been established by the state to coordinate help for those hurt by Hurricane Floyd.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC]
The toll-free number for the Donations Coordination Center is 1-877 245-5513.
Emergency operations officials say the center will make sure donations get where they need to go and don't overburden the flood-stricken local authorities.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]

According to state officials the best donation is cash.

[6Grassy-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:06:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The old becomes new again for a new state nature preserve in Franklin County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./April]


The 12-hundred- acre site surrounding Rocky Mount was named the Grassy Hill Preserve, in honor of Henry and Elizabeth Lee yesterday.
They're descendants of THE Lees of Virginia--Lighthorse Harry, and Robert E. Lee.
The property includes some rare plants and grasses.
It won't be open to the public, until parking areas and trails can be created.
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[Hanging-Rock-Tower]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time off]
[GRAPHIC=time Off]


This week's "Time Off" segment is REALLY for the birds....
For decades now, hiking enthusiasts and birdwatchers have been making the up- hill trek to the Hanging Rock Lookout Tower where the view is nothing short of spectacular.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=At 31- hundred feet into the air...]
[SUPER=03-Monroe Co, WV; :01]
[SUPER=01-Jim Laignel/Forest Recreation Manager; :24]
[SUPER=01-Mona Lou Deaver/Bird Watcher; 1:06]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:36]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=listen for the owls.]


((At 31- hundred feet into the air, it's virtually a BIRD'S EYE view....
Visitors come by the thousands each year to the Hanging Rock Lookout Tower, just to catch a glimpse of their favorite feathered creatures.
But it's not an EASY stroll to get here... the trail begins at the top of Peters Mountain in West Virginia.
Hikers who make the one- mile climb should dress in layers due to rapidly changing tempeatures, wear sturdy shoes and also carry water.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:54:47]

((JIM LAIGNEL/FOREST RECREATION MANAGER: WE GET A LOT OF BIRD WATCHERS UP HERE IF YOU NOTICE, TODAY WE'VE GOT QUITE A FEW, PROBABLY ABOUT 20. IT'S ALSO A GOOD HIKING TRAIL, PROBABLY ABOUT A MILE WALK IN FROM THE PARKING LOT AND YOU CAN LOOK AROUND. THE SCENERY'S BEAUTIFUL UP HERE, NOT JUST THE BIRDS AND STUFF. BUT YOU CAN SEE OVER 100 MILES ON A NICE, CLEAR DAY UP HERE.)) [RUNS:17]
September and October are among the best months to watch for hawks and other birds, as they begin their yearly migration south.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:36:20]

((HOW MANY BIRDS DID YA'LL COUNT UP HERE LAST YEAR? DO YOU REMEMBER? RIGHT AROUND 4,000.)) [RUNS:03]
Mona (Monna) Lou Deaver has been coming to the lookout tower for the last 12 years, when her husband got her interested in bird watching.
The Deavers' home is just down the mountain in nearby Union, West Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:43:08]

((MONA LOU DEAVER/BIRD WATCHER: WE BUILT SHRUBS AND GROW WILDFLOWERS FOR THE BIRDS. SO, THIS WAS JUST AN EXTENSION OF OUR LOVE OF THE BIRDS. Kimberly McBroom/News 7: How do you identify them? Do you lok for a specific type of bird? DEAVER: WELL, I FEEL LIKE I'M STILL LEARNING. YOU LOOK FOR THE RED- TAIL HAWK AND FOR THE BROAD WINGS, AND THE EAGLES, OF COURSE. EVERYBODY GOES CRAZY WHEN THE EAGLES COME.)) [RUNS:28]
Hanging Rock was used as a fire observatory tower until 19-72.
The tower ITSELF fell victim to arson in 19-96, but was re-built a year later.
As much as it discourages vandalism, the forest service still keeps the tower accessible to the public.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:57:46]

((JIM LAIGNEL/FOREST RECREATION MANAGER: IT'S OPEN ALL YEAR AND 24 HOURS A DAY. YOU CAN SLEEP UP HERE OVERNIGHT, BRING A SLEEPING BAG WITH YOU IF YOU WANT TO AND SLEEP INSIDE HERE.)) [RUNS:08]
Then, you can watch and listen for the OWLS.....))
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[TALENT=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=WDBJ web address]


If you are an avid hiker, or just really enjoy the great outdoors, you can find directions to the Hanging Rock Lookout Tower on our website at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.



[6Franklin-Football]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:26:36]
[GRAPHIC=Franklin Co Eagles-Turnaround]


After a disappointing season last year, the Franklin County High School football team is doing better thanks to their county's school board.
But as Tina Tenret reports the Eagles' immediate change of fortunes may rest largely on the help of their fans.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sot]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Julius Jamison/Player; :12 **VERY QUICK**]
[SUPER=01-C.J. Arrington/Quarterback; :35]
[SUPER=01-Billy Riddle/Captain; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Little/Coach; 1:12 **2nd time he appears**]
[SUPER=@Tina2; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]



(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
((open with nat sot from practice or game))
[RUNS=:03]


[cover almost all of this bite]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:41:41]
[IN Q=We're definitely]

((JULIUS JAMISON/PLAYER: WE'RE DEFINITELY GOING TO HAVE A WINNING RECORD THIS YEAR. WE'RE GOING TO SURPRISE A LOT OF TEAMS THIS YEAR THAT USUALLY THINK THEY COULD BEAT FRANKLIN COUNTY. WE'RE GOING TO SURPRISE A LOT OF EM THIS YEAR.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=OF EM THIS YEAR]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:19:11]
((COACH NAT SOT: MOVE, MOVE, MOVE, LEVEL, LEVEL, HOLY COW!!))
[RUNS=:04]


The Eagles are taking off.
A new Football Club -- 145 fans strong -- raised almost ten thousand dollars to send the varsity and J-V players to summer camp. This team hasn't flexed that kind of muscle in years.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:28:06]
[SOT 16:37:20]
[IN Q=Hargrave helped]

((C.J. ARRINGTON/QUARTERBACK: A LOT OF PEOPLE WORKING HARD. EVERYBODY IN THE WEIGHTROOM, SHOWING WHAT THEY CAN DO ON THE FIELD. ESPECIALLY AT PRACTICE, THEY'RE WORKING HARD AND SWEATING.
BUTT BUTT BUTT

NAT SOT PLAYERS CHEER EACH OTHER ON))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=CHEERING]


The booster club's raised almost 20-thousand-dollars toward a new athletic bus. Fans throw picnics after practice. They sell T-shirts and hats -- a red hot sea of school spirit.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:39:03]
[SOT 16:21:07]
[SOT 16:23:37]
[IN Q=I think the support]


((BILLY RIDDLE/CAPTAIN: THE MAIN THING IS COMING OUT ON FRIDAY NIGHTS, SEEING THAT BIG CROWD IN THE STANDS. THEY COME OUT THERE AND MAKE A WHOLE LOT OF NOISE. THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO ALL OF US, TO SEE 'EM OUT THERE SUPPORTING US.
BUTT BUTT BUTT
JERRY LITTLE/COACH: IT CAN'T BE A THING WHERE FOOTBALL BECOMES IMPORTANT WHEN THINGS ARE GOING WRONG.
BUTT BUTT BUTT
LITTLE: THE COMMUNITY IS NOT GOING TO BEAT THE AAA FOOTBALL TEAMS, NO. BUT A TOTAL EFFORT FROM EVERYBODY COULD MAKE THIS PLACE A WILD PLACE.))
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=A WILD PLACE]


Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County)) Wild enough -- perhaps -- to conquer their first winning season in 25 years.