[11Gretna-Fire]

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Dozens of firefighters worked for hours to put out a fire in Gretna, but three businesses couldn't be saved.
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The volunteers were called out just after seven yesterday morning to the Main Street of Gretna, in northern Pittsylvania County.
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There were three businesses in the building .. a music store, an appliance store and a car wash. All were destroyed. Firefighters estimate the damage at more than 300-thousand dollars. We are told only one of the businesses had insurance.
The Gretna fire chief says he's still investigating what started the fire, but believes it may have been electrical.
No one was hurt.
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[Ford-Agreement]


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[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
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Ford Motor Company and United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement this morning.
Drew Levinson has more on the deal.
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[SUPER=03-Wayne, MI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Christopher/Ford Worker; :10]
[SUPER=01-Willis Courtoise/UAW Local; :22]
[SUPER=01-John Casesa/Auto Analyst; :53]
[super=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=Dearborn, Michigan]

((A FEW SPARKS HAD TO FLY..BUT BY THE END OF SATURDAY...FORD BECAME THE LAST OF THE BIG THREE TO CUT A DEAL WITH THE UNITED AUTO WORKERS.

SOT WORKER Christopher Ford worker "I think its a good idea that they id

I mean I don't want to be off work at all."
THE LABOR AGREEMENT CAME 13 HOURS AFTER A MIDNIGHT DEADLINE-- A LAG THAT GAVE WORKERS AT SOME PLANTS A CHANCE TO WALK OUT-- AT LEAST TEMPORARILY.

SOT WILLIS COURTOISE-- UAW LOCAL "Ford Motor Company can be pretty

greedy when they want to be. They have around $16 billion in their account and I feel like the workers deserve some of that money."
THEY APPARENTLY GOT SOME. THE PACT REPORTEDLY MIRRORS THOSE NEGOTIATED EARLIER WITH GENERAL MOTORS AND DAMLIER-CHRYSLER. THOSE DEALS ARE SAID TO INCLUDE ANNUAL RAISES OF 3 PERCENT AND A SIGNING BONUS FOR HOURLY WORKERS.
BUT MONEY MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THE MAJOR HANGUP. THE UNION WANTED TO DERAIL FORD'S PLAN TO SPIN OFF ITS PARTS DIVISION.

SOT JOHN CASESA-- AUTO ANALYST

"It simply doesn't have the time, the management or the money to compete for both car customers and make the best parts in the world.
INCLUDING FORD, ABOUT 375,000 AUTOWORKERS NOW HAVE RAISES COMING IN EACH OF THE NEXT THREE YEARS. BUT THAT PROBABLY WONT HAVE MUCH OF AN EFFECT ON THE ECONOMY.

SOT CASESA

"I don't think this agreement with the UAW is expensive enough to rekindle inflation in the U.S.

(S/U DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS)


"While the Ford contract went down to the wire, few people predicted a lengthy strike. In the words of one industry insider, times are just too good for either side to want to go to war."
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Dearborn, Michigan ))

[D-Day-Memorial]


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With a legislative battle looming over state money for non-profit projects, The man overseeing construction of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford has sent thank you notes to Governor Gilmore and legislators for past aid.
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[VO-NAT 98-55 TC 3:13]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Richard Burrow outlined in a three-page letter how more than three (m) million dollars in state aid has helped construction of the memorial. Organizers are more than two-thirds of the way to their 12 (m) million-dollar goal.
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[11Bike-Rally]


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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:50:22]
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Thousands of motorcycle bikers are in Salem for the Virginia "Rally in the Valley" this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


About twenty-five-hundred members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association rode in to the Salem Civic Center to show off their skills, talk shop and... do some shopping.
This year's rally featured some daredevil drill team riders, including a group of international champions from Tennessee.
They ride in formation, just inches away from one another, at high and low speeds... without ever touching.
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[SOT 12:40:04 - :15]
[IN Q=We all enjoy our bikes]

((TERRY WHITE/GOLD WING DRILL TEAM: WE ALL ENJOY OUR BIKES AND WE GO FOR DIFFERENT RIDES AROUND TOWN ... WE ALL DO THAT ... BUT, THEN YOU START WANTING TO PUSH YOUR SKILLS TO THE LIMIT A LITTLE BIT SOMETIMES. AND THEY GET OUT THERE AND DO THAT. ))
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[OUT Q=get out there and do that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bike rally continues this morning.

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[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=Health Check]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]

200 Virginians will be looking for new jobs after a managed health care giant announces layoffs. And community members are finding the healing touch through faith. Tonya Flory has more in this week's health check report.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01]
[SUPER=01-Margaret Harvey/Carilion Breast Care Center; :35]
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Paul Dallas/Congregational Nursing Program; 1:06]
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Virginia's largest managed care company is laying off 158 Roanoke employees over the next six months. One of Trigon's subsidiaries in Fayetteville, North Carolina is exiting the insurance market.
Lay offs begin mid-December and all jobs will be phased out by April 30, 2000. The job losses come on the heels of 145 employee lay offs at Trigon just this past spring.
[TAPE#=599-17 20;10]

The results of a Carilion/Elizabeth Arden Campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer were released this week showing an increase in mammograms leading to a higher cure rate.
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((MARGARET HARVEY/CARILION BREAST CARE CENTER: WE HAD 28% MORE WOMEN THAT RECEIVED SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS THIS YEAR IN JUNE THAN WE DID LAST YEAR IN JUNE SO IT'S QUITE SUCCESSFUL.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=quite successful.]

The campaign compiled data from clinics throughout the entire Southwest Virginia region.
[TAPE#=599-11 1:28:40]

Where can you find preachers and doctors at the same conference? The first annual Faith, Health and Life symposium is taking place October 12th and 13th at Roanoke College. Programs like congregational nursing will be features as holistic healing methods and the future of medicine.
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[IN Q=Medicine is]

((DR. PAUL DALLAS/CONGREGATIONAL NURSING PROGRAM: MEDICINE IS SPIRITUAL, MEDICINE IS PSYCHOLOGICAL, MEDICINE IS SOCIAL AND MEDICINE IS PHYSICAL, SO IF YOU CAN WELD OR MARRY ALL THOSE THINGS TOGETHER, YOU APPROACH THE PERSON IN A VERY HOLISTIC WAY.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=holistic way]

The event is open to the public and now free due to some additional grant money just received, but reservations are still required. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check. ))

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If you're a thrill seeker who loves to go screaming down roller coaster rides you might make a trip to Kings Dominion or Carowinds.
They're both hours away from Southwest Virginia. For more than 60 years, amusement- park fun was right here in the Roanoke Valley at Lakeside Amusement Park.
The local attraction closed in October of 1986.
Keith Humphry looks at the history of the park and its final day.
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[SUPER=21-Salem; :01]
[SUPER=21-Wayne Saunders/Lakeside Employee; :27]
[SUPER=21-Asbury Maury; :58]
[SUPER=21-Keith Humphry/Reporting; 1:20]
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(( The merry-go-round stopped spinning and The Shooting Star took its final plunge on October 19-th, 1986. Lakeside Amusement Park was up for sale. Owners said they could no longer compete with larger amusement parks. Attendance dropped, and they said the park just wasn't bringing in enough money. Wayne Saunders was employed there since 1969. He wasn't surprised by the move.
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[SOT 13:33:05]
[IN Q=It's sad for any of us]

((WAYNE SAUNDERS/IT'S SAD FOR ANY OF US THAT HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE PARK FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME. WE UNDERSTAND ITS A BUSINESS DECISION AND IT HAD TO BE DONE. WE ARE ALL GOING TO MISS IT.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=miss it.]


Lakeside Amusement Park was a Salem landmark for 66 years. When it opened in 1920 it featured a roller coaster, one other ride and a swimming pool which was the main attraction , that closed in the 1960's. Asbury Maury was sad to see the park close. He served as a part-time lifeguard at the pool in 1935.
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[SOT 13:33:32]
[IN Q=I think]

((I THINK IT'S REAL SAD FOR THE CHILDREN. I THINK THE CHILDREN ENJOYED IT MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE AND I THINK THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF GROWN PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO MISS IT )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=miss it]


Throughout the years, Lakeside did what it could to attract customers. They added country music concerts and a new admission schedule, but the crowds didn't turn out. The park was sold in 1984 for a reported 1.6 million dollars. Lakeside got another face lift, but then more hurdles. The Flood of '85 left the park underwater. Damage exceeded 1 million dollars. The park recovered from the flood and then another tragedy. In May of 1986, Thomas Glenn Austin of Wirtz was cutting grass between the tracks when he was struck and killed by a four-ton roller coaster car on a test run. In September, the park announced it was closing. A spokesman said it had nothing to do with the fatal accident, just that the park was not making enough money.
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[SOT 13:33:40]
[IN Q=It's a SHOCK]

((IT A SHOCK TO EVERYBODY TO ALL THE EMPLOYEES That THE PARK IS GOING TO CLOSE. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY ARE GOING TO MISS IT )) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=MISS IT]


A thousand people visited Lakeside on its final day for 1 more trip down the roller coaster and one more ride on the paddle boats. Gate receipts from the final weekend went to the United Way. Lakeside Amusement Park closed at dusk.


That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry. ))


[Sports-Extra]


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[ANCHOR TAG ANCHOR TAG]
Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year in Virginia and one way to enjoy the changing of the leaves is to hop on a mountain bike and ride the trails.
The Explore Park offers that opportunity.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Vodnik/Explore Park Operations Dir.; :34]
[SUPER=01-Chris Brock/Mountain Bike Specialist; :59]
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Mountain bikers say their sport is addictive. Jim Vodnik agrees. He says the woods are peaceful, the trails challenging making the sport a good workout.
Vodnik works and rides at the Explore Park. The trial is just two years old and was mostly built by volunteers. In fact more than 3000 hours of volunteer labor went into building the nearly seven mile course.
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The trail is open year round weather permitting from dawn to sunset. There's a three dollar fee, but it's the sponsors that help fund Chris Brock's position has mountain bike specialist.
Brock offers clinics several weekends a month, or he'll ride the trial with you and teach the tricks of the trade.


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The trial is a work in progress. The park hopes to add three or four more miles of trial while the historical section of Explore is closed. Work starts in November for interested volunteers.
A mountain biking club is also in the works.
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[FULL SCREEN PINACLE 100]
There are other trials near by, Poverty Creek is in Montgomery County, it's free, open year round from sunrise to sunset. You can call the ranger station for more information. [pinnacle page 101]
East Coasters Bike shop also offers group rides every Saturday morning at 11.
You can reach the shop by phone or by dialing up our web page. [pinnacle page 102]
Douthat State Park in Bath County offers trail riding and camping.
You can call 1-800-933-Park for more information or find a Link to Douthat at WDBJ7.COM in the sports section. [pinnacle page 103]
The fee is one dollar on weekdays and 2 on weekends. The trails are open year round weather permitting.


[2-11Gretna-Fire]


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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-37 58:01]
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Fire destroyed three businesses in Gretna. It took dozens of firefighters almost four hours to put the flames out.
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The volunteers were called out just after seven yesterday morning to the Main Street of Gretna, in northern Pittsylvania County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gretna;]


There were three businesses in the building .. a music store, an appliance store and a car wash. All were destroyed. Firefighters estimate damage at more than 300-thousand dollars. We are told only one of the businesses had insurance.
The Gretna fire chief says he's still investigating what started the fire, but believes it may have been electrical.
No one was hurt.
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[Mudslides]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
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Eight year old twins have become the symbol of hope for flood victims in Mexico.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Teziutlan, Mexico;]


The children were having breakfast with their family yesterday when the mudslide happened.
The boy was rescued quickly, with the girl pulled out later by a neighbor who thought it was her daughter.
Nearly 300 people have died from last week's flooding.
88 bodies had been pulled from the mounds of mud and crushed homes in the area 110 miles east of Mexico City.
Mexican officials are calling the flooding and the resulting mudslides the worst disaster this decade.
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[Boxing]


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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
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Margaret McGregor has made history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]


The Seattle woman is the first female to win a prize fight between a man and a woman.
McGregor is described as a landscaper with some talent.
She claimed an unanimous decision over Loi Chow, a jockey with limited fight experience.
The crow of more than 27-hundred booed Chow for covering up and not being very aggressive in the four-round event.

He blamed his loss on high blood pressure. Chow had his blood pressure checked again after the fight and a doctor said it was high.
Both contestants made 15-hundred dollars for the bout.
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[11Pet-Blessing]


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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-42 22:56]
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Dogs, cats, and even a turtle took part in a religious ceremony yesterday.
Marya Jones has more on one local church's first blessing of the animals.
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[IN Q=It was like any other day]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Deacon Thomas McHenry/St. Thomas Anglican Church; :31]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Gevas; :48]
[SUPER=01-Chris Poff;]
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(( It was like any other day at Saint Thomas of Canterbury Anglican Church.
Except that THIS time, half the congregation showed up on leashes and in cages.
[NATSOT 6:36 - :39]
((NATSOT: THIS IS SEBASTIAN AND HE'S FAILING OBEDIENCE SCHOOL.))

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And this time, it was the PETS that were getting blessed.
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((NATSOT: FISHY.... GOD THE FATHER, THE SON, THE HOLY GHOST, ....BLESS THIS EARTH AND KEEP YOU. AMEN.))

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Church Deacon Thomas McHenry decided to hold the first blessing of the animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi ... known for loving animals.
[SOT 13:38 - :58]

((DEACON THOMAS McHENRY: IT'S SIMPLY AN AFFIRMATION OF THEIR WORTH IN THE EYES OF GOD. :43 GOD CREATED EVERYTHING, INCLUDING ALL OF THE ANIMALS :46 (COVER)....13:55 WE WANT THE VERY BEST FOR THEM, SO WE GET THEM BLESSED. ))
Patrick and Demitria Gevas say the pets like the attention... and THEY like being able to include them in church.


[sot 19:25 - :34]

((PATRICK GEVAS: WE CONSIDER THEM AS MUCH A PART OF OUR FAMILY AS MY SISTER, SO WE FIGURED WE GET BLESSED EVERY WEEK, SO WHY SHOULDN'T THEY?)) [runs:09]
Chris Poff brought his turtle, Buddy, just because it couldn't hurt.
[sot 17:27 - :30]

((CHRIS POFF: BECAUSE HE HAD LOST A LEG.)) [runs:03]
[NAT SOT 9:12 - :14]
((NATSOT: WHAT IS FUZZY?...UH, A HAMPSTER.))

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And, even if it is a little unusual, church leaders say it's just another way to attract churchgoers ... by making their best friends feel welcome. They just provide the blessing, the snacks, and, if need be, the cleanup.
Marya Jones, News 7, Roanoke.))


[60-Minutes]


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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
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At least one person close to Ronald Reagan thinks the much maligned biography about the former president is right on the money. Reagan's son, Ron Prescott Reagan, talks to Lesley Stahl in his first public remarks about the book tonight on 60 minutes. Here's a preview.

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

[Profile-Open]


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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Profile]
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She's not the Lucy Ricardo of I Love Lucy fame, but this Lucy Ricardo collects local quilts that tell our family stories. Tina Tenret has more in this week's Virginia Profile.

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((Lucy Ricardo organizes the quilt show at the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival. It's a year-round full time job -- but she does it for free.
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[SOT 15:33:18]
[IN Q=WE HAD ONE]

((LUCY RICARDO/QUILTER: WE HAD ONE QUILT LAST YEAR THAT SOMEBODY MADE THAT WAS A MOONSHINE QUILT. SHE HAD MADE A PICTORIAL QUILT OF THE STILL AND THE TREES AND THE SHERIFF'S CAR COMING AND LOTS OF LITTLE CARS.)) [RUNS:15]
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Ricardo even makes the award ribbons by hand and pays for the materials herself. Some festival entries are antiques, like this quilt made in the 1800's. Many local quilts come from old feed sacks.
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[SOT 15:35:43]
[IN Q=The merchandisers]

((I UNDERSTAND THEY USED TO HAVE A TRUCK THAT CAME AROUND TO THE FARMS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY SO THE LADIES COULD PICK OUT THE PATTERNS THEY WANTED.)) [RUNS:07]
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Ricardo herself comes from a long line of quilters. Her great aunt stitched this in the late 1800's with fabrics left over from making hats.
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((THERE'S SOMETHING VERY LOVING ABOUT A QUILT AND THEY'RE CHERISHED BY THE PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE THEM.)) [RUNS:10]
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Ricardo won several awards nationwide for this mini quilt she made by machine. She's so busy she often leaves them unfinished. Still she's joined three local guilds -- the one at Smith Mountain Lake has 160 members.
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((THEY GET TOGETHER AND HAVE A COMMUNAL QUILTING AND HAVE WONDERFUL SOUP AND FOOD. IT WAS REALLY A TREAT TO GET INVITED.)) [RUNS:08]
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This year, more than 100 people have submitted quilts for the festival. Some are from men. Ricardo says the craft has really taken off with computers and new metallic color threads. A former high school teacher from Lexington, for example, made this one by machine.
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[SOT 15:45:17]
[IN Q=One of the interesting things]

((ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT THE QUILT SHOW IS THE FAMILY STORIES THE QUILTS TELL. IT'S A WONDERFUL RELAXING HOBBY. )) [RUNS:08]
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The show's October 23rd in Ferrum.
Tina Tenret News7))
[ANCHOR=DENISE]

And if you can't wait till the Ferrum show, Lucy Ricardo also helped pull together a quilt show that continues today in Floyd.