[Greece-Demonstrations]

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[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Saturday Morning]


Thousands of protesters in Athens, Greece acted out threats of violence in protest of President Clinton's visit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Athens, Greece;]


Riots broke out just as Clinton's planed touched down at Athens International Airport.
The protesters tried to march on the U-S Embassy, throwing petrol bombs, rocks and flares at police.
Threats of unrest and a string of firebomb attacks had initially prompted Clinton to delay his visit scheduled for November 13.
Friday's visit is to last only one day, shorter than was previously planned.
At least 15 people were hurt and 20 detained by police. The protests were mounted by leftists angry over NATO's Kosovo air campaign against the Serbs.
Athens was just one of several cities hosting anti-American marches.
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[Bedford-Ax]


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An accident last night has claimed the life of a Bedford County man.
It happened around eleven on Route 680 about a mile North of 460.
Police say 21-year-old Ralph Winston Hayes Jr. was driving the car when he ran off the left side of the road... struck an embankment and overturned.
Hayes was pronounced dead at the scene.
State Police say he was speeding when he lost control of his car.
There were other passengers in the car but officials are not releasing their names or conditions at this time.

[11Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-46 21:30]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Plant Closing]


Tultex announced it's closing its Roanoke facility.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

145-people will lose their jobs when the factory closes next month. Those jobs are going south of the border, where labor is much cheaper.
This announcement comes less than a month after Tultex said it would cut 800 jobs in a big move to save money.
The struggling company has been losing millions.
And its stock is trading at an all-time low of 28-cents a share.
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[11Scales]


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[TAPE#=99-42 1:04:50]
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Convicted of murder last summer, Terry and Kerry Scales were sentenced to 24 years in prison yesterday.
Though the twins' attorneys argued the sentence was too lengthy, a judge imposed the penalty the jury had recommended.
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[SOT 10:57]
[IN Q=And I know if there's anything that I could change]

((AND I KNOW IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT I COULD CHANGE ABOUT THIS INCIDENT, ABOUT THIS NIGHT, I WOULD CHANGE.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Scales/Defendant;]
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[OUT Q=I would change.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


The brothers accepted responsibility for their role in the fatal confrontation at a Blacksburg nightspot.
But their attorneys say the sentence went well beyond state guidelines.
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[SOT 18:32]
[IN Q=They couldn't come from a finer background]

((MICHAEL MORCHOWER/KERRY SCALES' ATTORNEY: THEY COULDN'T COME FROM A FINER BACKGROUND. THEY COULDN'T BE ANY BETTER. THEY'RE THE BEST TWO YOUNG MEN I'VE SEEN IN THE COURTROOM FACING THESE KIND OF CHARGES.)) ((PRINCESS WASHINGTON/SCALES BROTHERS' AUNT: WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT AND WE'RE GOING TO MAKE SOME NOISE AND WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT TO THE END FOR JUSTICE TO BE SERVED WHEN IT COMES TO MY NEPHEWS.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Morchower/Kerry Scales' Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Princess Washington/Defendants' Aunt; :09]
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[OUT Q=when it comes to my nephews.]
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Family members say they don't believe the twins received a fair trial, and their attorneys argue the evidence did not support a second degree murder conviction. They plan to appeal.

[11Brush-Fire]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-44 58:10]
[GRAPHIC=Ft. Lewis Mtn. Fire]


Crews will continue to do Mop-up work throughout the weekend on Fort Lewis Mountain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


They are working to snuff every ember within one hundred feet of the fire line.
The brush fire that started Monday night is now completely contained and under control ... within a one-thousand acre area.
The forestry department is concerned about wind in the forecast.
If the embers aren't cooled, there's a chance strong winds could blow a spark across the fire line and start another blaze.
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[11Plane-Crash]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-48 21:04]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Two people walked away from a plane crash near Fincastle without any injuries. It crash landed during a flight session yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


State Police say the two seater Beechcraft C-23 -- lost two wheels- during the landing on George Moore's Airfield in Botetourt County.
L.C. Marshall Flying Service owns the plane.
A company employee says an instructor was giving a lesson at the time.
The FAA is investigating the cause of the crash.
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[11Mercury-Spill]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
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[TAPE#=99-49 16:45]
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Some students were exposed to mercury after a spill at a Roanoke elementary school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Yesterday, firefighters and Emergency Medical Service workers were called to Fallon Park Elementary school to check out the damage.
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[SOT tc 01:21:37]
[IN Q=We had a ]

((LISSY RUNYON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: WE HAD A MERCURY SPILL FROM A SMALL VILE IN A FIFTH GRADE CLASSROOM, AND ALL THE EMERGENCY, PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES WERE ADHERED TO.))
[SUPER=01-Lissy Runyon/Roanoke City Schools; ]
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[OUT Q=adhered to.]
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[VO-NAT]

Emergency workers say no one was seriously injured.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=HOLD]

Seven students and one adult were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for decontamination as a safety measure. The Roanoke City School System is investigating the spill.



[Gilmore]


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Governor Jim Gilmore has been elected to another office.
Republican governors elected him as VICE-chairman of their association yesterday. Gilmore's election came after speculation he would be challenged. Some G-O-P governors apparently are upset that Gilmore does not favor some sort of taxation on items purchased over the Internet. Gilmore's election also makes him the likely chairman of the organization in 2001.

[Sports-Plays]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports plays]
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Kevin LePAge earned his first career pole for tomorrow's NAPA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Steve Park qualified second fastest for the last event of the season.
[SS=NHL]


Calgary ended Detroits five game win streak.
The Flames beat the Red Wings three to one. Calgary has won only six of 20 games and this was the first victory not requiring overtime.
[ss=College Basketball]


In college basketball last night, 10th ranked Arizona blasted New Mexico 84-to-60.
The Wildcats take on Notre Dame in the Preseason NIT semifinals.

[2Open-Heads]


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[TAPE#=NET]
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[ROLL COLD OUT OF THE OPEN]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... Yet another school shooting this time in Dema, New Mexico.......
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And officials continue to investigate the bonfire collapse that killed 12 at Texas A and M as family and friends prepare for services of one of the victims.
we will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello][School-Shooting]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=school shooting]


Investigators are still trying to figure out what motivated yesterday's school shooting in Deming, New Mexico.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Deming, NM;]


A 13-year old boy dressed in camouflage shot a fellow student.
A 13 year old girl is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the back of her head.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I was]
[SUPER=01-Dustin Armendariz/Sixth Grader; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carlos Viramontes/Deming Superintendent; :23]
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[OUT Q=of those today]
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[VO-NAT]


It happened at Deming Middle School.
The alleged shooter, Victor Cordova Junior, has been charged with attempted murder.
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[Bonfire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
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The first funeral for one of the 12 students killed in Texas A and M's bonfire accident is this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Station, TX;]


Nathan Scott West was a sophomore oceanography major.
Investigators are now focusing on the 100-foot long center pole, in their search for the cause of the accident.
The pole was actually two logs that had been fused together with bolts and wire.
It was supposed to provide support for the giant woodpile, which was due to be lit next week before the football game with rival Texas.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=they heard]

((BOB WIATT/CAMPUS POLICE THEY HEARD A POP, PERHAPS LIKE A WIRE CABLE OR SOMETHING SNAP-- WHATEVER IT WAS-- AND SUDDENLY A COMPLETE FALLING STRAIGHT DOWN OF THE STACK. ))
[SUPER=01-Bob Wiatt/Campus Police;]
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[OUT Q=of the stack]
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[VO-NAT]


Services for two more students will be held tomorrow.
Eight students remain hospitalized. Five are in critical condition, two on life support.
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[11Craft]


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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-45 47:09]
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A Danville woman has been found guilty of selling her 12-year-old cousin as a prostitute.
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[VO-NAT]


21-year old Marie Craft told authorities that she took 25-dollars from three teenage boys in exchange for sex with the girl... who was living with Craft and her husband at the time.
Craft says she and the girl agreed to split the money.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Craft's husband testified that the girl was willing to have sex, so he decided to make money off of it.
He may also face charges.
Craft will be sentenced in January.

[11Vinton-Protest]


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[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-41 50:06]
[GRAPHIC=Vinton Protest]


Over a week ago, Vinton's two top cops retired in the midst of a special grand jury investigation.
But some Vinton residents say they have been treated unfairly and want them back in office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


Protesters gathered outside town hall to send a message -- that Chief Ricky Foutz and Lieutenant William Brown, Jr. have been treated unfairly -- they say the two were forced to quit.
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[SOT 7:20:15]
[IN Q=I was very upset]

((TONY PARKER/PROTESTER: I AM VERY UPSET, HEART BROKEN, DISILLUSIONED AT THE WAY IT WENT ABOUT. I DON'T THINK IT WAS DONE RIGHT AT ALL. NEITHER ONE OF THEM HAD A CHANCE TO FACE THE ALLEGATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Parker/Protestor]
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[OUT Q=the allegations]
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[VO-NAT]


The protesters say most Vinton residents support Foutz and Brown and believe they're innocent.
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[11Elizabeth-Campus]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=net-G]
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Some people fighting development of the Elizabeth Campus in Salem say they've won a small victory.
A circuit court judge has put a temporary halt to construction work at the site, at least until next Tuesday.
The ruling came after a hearing yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/December 1998]


Judge Cliff Weckstein wants time to review the legal arguments presented by the people suing the city.
The dispute is over 52 acres of land that Salem officials want to use for business or small manufacturers.
Several homeowners want the land kept free of development.
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[11Shelor]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-36 2:02:51]
[GRAPHIC=Mont. Co. Tax Dispute]


A tax dispute between the Shelor Automotive Group and Montgomery County has been settled.. at least in part.
But they still have a way to go.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January;]


Shelor sued the county, saying it was overcharged over a million dollars in taxes on its inventory over three years.
The company's now willing to accept a much lower figure: 62-thousand dollars.
But Shelor's still going to be in the hole.
During the discovery stage of the lawsuit, the county determined that the auto dealer owes 286-thousand dollars in taxes from last year.
Shelor's going to continue with several other lawsuits saying that the tax is unfair.
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[11Ferrum]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-38 1:14:40]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum College]

Ferrum College trustees are willing to give up half their campus --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

if developers will build a retirement home, golf course, subdivisions, medical facility and shops there. They say this will breathe life into the town of Ferrum and attract students.
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[SOT 13:25:30]
[IN Q=If you bring in]

((IF YOU BRING IN MORE PEOPLE, YOU WILL HAVE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT. WITH THAT YOU GET THINGS STUDENTS WILL PARTICIPATE IN, WHETHER IT'S A GAME ROOM OR VIDEO STORE.))
[SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/Ferrum College;]
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[OUT Q=VIDEO STORE]
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[VO-NAT]

The public would have no control over development because this part of Franklin County has no zoning laws. In a preliminary sketch, a grocery store replaces historic barns.
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[SOT 11:47:31]
[IN Q=AS FAR AS]

((AS FAR AS THE ELDERLY PLACE IS CONCERNED, IT PRETTY MUCH WOULDN'T BENEFIT THE CAMPUS AT ALL BECAUSE THE KIDS WOULD HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE ELDERLY AND IT MIGHT CAUSE CONFLICT.))
[SUPER=01-Haneef Majied/Student]
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[OUT Q=CAUSE CONFLICT]
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[VO-NAT]

Ferrum College trustees plan to spend no college money to build and say this all depends on whether developers show interest.
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[11Grocery-School]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-37]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


It was no ordinary day in the classroom for some elementary school students in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest]


That's because their classroom had been moved inside the local Food Lion grocery store.
While shoppers picked out food, the students were learning about the water cycle and Native American culture.
It was all part of American Education Week.. school officials wanted to show the public exactly what goes on inside an elementary school classroom.
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[Saltville-Museum]


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[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


It was home to the largest dry ice plant in the world, and is still known as the "Salt Capital of the Confederacy".
Saltville has changed over the years, but a visit could still add some extra seasoning to your life.
Kimberly McBroom has more in this week's "Time Off".
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[IN Q=The Salt Park]
[SUPER=03-Saltville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kitty Cox/Saltville Foundation; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Totten/Saltville Tourism Director; 1:17]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:48]
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[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Saltville]


(( This Salt Park includes an original mine...and a replica of the old salt furnace.
Now only five original cast iron kettles are still here....during Saltville's heyday there were more than 2,000.


Salt manufacturing put the rural town on the map in the late 18th century, and was its economic lifeline until the 19-70s.
This photo exhibit at the Museum of Middle Appalachians displays the "company town" from years past.
On display, a three dollar and 43- cent paycheck from The Mathieson Alkali Works Company.
The paycheck would dwindle as the employees' families shopped at the company store.
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[SOT 10:55:48 *all b-roll here]

((CHARLIE TOTTEN/SALTVILLE TOURISM DIRECTOR: AND AT THE END OF THE WEEK, OF COURSE, THE COMPANY STORE WOULD RETRIEVE THEIR FINDS BEFORE THE FATHER WOULD TAKE CASH HOME WITH HIM. SO, DEPENDING ON WHAT WAS SPENT DURING THE WEEK, YOU COULD HAVE SOME LOW CASH FLOWS.)) [RUNS:14]
Remembering the rich history of the town is the mission of the Museum of the Middle Appalachians.
The museum, itself, is still relatively new...showing its first exhibit in July of last year.
Its collection not only traces Saltville's industry, but its role in two Civil War battles, and most notably, the Ice Age.
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[SOT 11:11:44]

((KITTY COX/SALTVILLE FOUNDATION: PROBABLY, THE MOST POPULAR THING THAT WE HAVE IS THE ICE AGE EXHIBIT. BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE FASCINATED BY WHAT HAS COME OUT OF THE GROUND HERE.)) [RUNS:11]
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[SOT 11:01:55]

((CHARLIE TOTTEN/SALTVILLE TOURISM DIRECTOR: WE HAVE THE ONLY GROUND SLOTH FOOTPRINT THAT'S EVER BEEN RETRIEVED IN THE WORLD. WE HAVE A MUTLTITUDE.... Kimberly McBroom: What about the Wooly Mammoth? TOTTEN: THE WOOLY MAMMOTH..WE HAVE LOTE OF BONES. AS A MATTER OF FACT, RIGHT HERE, YOU CAN SEE THE MAMMOTH'S TEETH. THE MASTADON TEETH, VERY SIMILAR TO THE MODERN DAY ELEPHANT. THE MAMMOTH TEETH ARE PLATED, WHERE AS, THE MASTADON TEETH ARE JUST LIKE HUMAN TEETH.)) [RUNS:25]
But you won't find this life- sized replica of the wooly mammoth inside a glass case...
Wooly Mammoth is often on the road for events like Christmas parades, and in February, acts as a rival prognosticator pitted against Punxsatawney Phil.
Archaelogy enthusiasts find evidence of the real thing, though, at this excavation site.
It's within an old mountain stream bed where well- preserved specimens are found, dating back thousands of years.
While remembering the past, the Museum of the Middle Appalachians also has its sights set on the future....with plans to eventually move to this 45- acre tract of land.
And despite its name, the historic town is one that leaves visitors with anything but a BITTER taste.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Saltville.))
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[GRAPHIC=FS Web Site 4472]


For directions to the Museum of the Middle Appalachians, go to our website at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM and click on "Wha t's New".