[11L'burg-Shooting]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-51 44:24]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Saturday Morning]


A shooting in downtown Lynchburg left one man wounded and police looking for a gunman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


It happened around 7:30 last night at the intersection of Wise Street and 9th Street.
Police say the victim is 19 year old Joseph E. Jefferson, Jr. of Lynchburg.
He was shot once and was transported to UVA Medical Center where he's in critical condition.
Neighbors told police they heard several shots fired in rapid succession.
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[11School-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=500-01 01:28]
[GRAPHIC=School Bus Accident]


Five children remain hospitalized, including one in critical condition, after a school bus full of elementary school students collided with a big rig in Rockingham County.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mount Crawford/WHSV;]


The accident on Route 11 north of Harrisonburg happened just after classes ended at 1:30.
Police say a semi without its trailer crashed into the bus after the bus pulled in front of it.
The bus driver has been charged with failure to yield the right of way.
Eleven children were hurt.
Two of them, including the child in critical condition, were sent to the UVA medical center. Two other students also were listed as serious at the hospital, and a hospital spokeswoman says another child was in stable condition with a concussion at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.
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[Letterman]


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


CBS Late Show host David Letterman is recovering this morning from heart surgery.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Doctors say the quintuple bypass went smoothly, after tests found one of his arteries seriously blocked.
They predict a fast recovery for the 52-year-old comedian.
Letterman took the heart test because of what he says was high cholesterol and a family history of heart disease.
A spokesman says C-B-S will air reruns while he recuperates.
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[King]


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


Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King Junior would have been 71 today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


People all across the country this weekend are honoring King's memory. They're urging Americans to achieve King's dream of a nation where a person is judged by character, not skin color.
Officials in Washington held the first of several events yesterday at the Lincoln Memorial.
King gave his ``I have a Dream Speech'' there 36 years ago.
He was assasinated in 1968.
The federal observance of his birthday is Monday.
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[11Britney-Spears]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-02 2:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Tickets go on sale this morning at 10 for the Britney Spears' Concert on April 7th.
And Joy Sutton reports she has a faithful following here in Roanoke.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=10 year old]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Charlotte Boxley/Fan;30 Quick]
[SUPER=01-Rich Minor/WJJS;55]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:12]
[SUPER=01-Robyn Schon/Roanoke Civic Center;1:25]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=n7]


((10 year old Charlotte Boxley and 11 year old Meredith Haggerty say they are two of Britney Spears' biggest fans in Roanoke.
And they want to be just like her.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT16:21:35]
[IN Q=We try to do]

((WE TRY TO DO HER MOVES BUT IT DOESN'T WORK OUT. WE CAN'T DO THEM. Usually if I try anything i try her hair. it seems like the easiest thing to do. well easier than getting the exact clothes like her)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=like her]
(///// SOT /////)
[nat sot of Britney]

[RUNS4]
But what makes this teen sensation so hot?
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:19:11]
[IN Q=She's just cool]

((MEREDITH HAGGERTY: SHE'S JUST COOL AND HAS A LOT OF GOOD MUSIC AND COOL LYRICS)) [RUNS4]
[OUT Q=cool lyrics]
(///// SOT /////)
[nat sot 16:08:50]
[IN Q=Big news]

((RICH MINOR/WJJS: BIG NEWS AROUND THE AREA BRITNEY SPEARS COMING TO TOWN WITH LFO AND BOSSON)) [RUNS4]
[OUT Q=and Bosson]


W-J-J-S is giving away tickets to the concert -- and is also passing out free Britney Spears' t-shirts.
Dee Jay Rich Minor says Britney appeals to a large audience -- not only to kids but their parents as well.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:10:05]
[IN Q=Especially coming]

((RICH MINOR/WJJS: ESPECIALLY COMING TO A PLACE LIKE ROANOKE HERE. YOU DON'T GET MUCH HOTTER THAN HER. PHONES HAVE BEEN OFF THE HOOK. EVERYONE IS CRAZY ABOUT HER)) [RUNS9]
[OUT Q=crazy about her]

[Nat sound of Britney] [RUNS3]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:06:30]
[IN Q=Tickets go on sale]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: TICKETS GO ON SALE HERE AT THE ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER BOX OFFICE AND SEVERAL OTHER LOCATIONS. BRITNEY'S CONCERT IS EXPECTED TO SELL OUT WITHIN THE FIRST FEW HOURS)) [RUNS9]
[OUT Q=few hours]


That's why at the box office wristbands are being given out as part of a ticket lottery system.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT16:04:55]
[IN Q=A random number will]

((ROBYN SCHON/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: A RANDOM NUMBER WILL BE DRAWN AND THAT PERSON WILL BE THE FIRST PERSON IN LINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND THEN WE'LL RUN CONSECUTIVELY AFTER THAT)) [RUNS7]
Charlotte and Meredith are hoping they will get lucky -- and get tickets close to the stage -- to see this teen sensation up close and personal.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT16:21:13]
[IN Q=She's just awesome]

((SHE'S JUST AWESOME.and that's just the way she is)) [RUNS3]
[OUT Q=way she is]


Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke. ))
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The numbered wristbands will be given out starting from 8 until 9:30 this morning for the lottery drawing.
The Civic Center is accepting cash ONLY for tickets purchased at the box office.
















[11Dog-Vests]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-53 37:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Police dogs in Southside have some new equipment to help keep them safe on the job.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


This week, the Humane Society presented K-9 body armor and stab resistant vests to the Danville Police Department and the Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Department.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:25:28]
[IN Q=They are used to protect]

((PAULETTE DEAN/DANVILLE AREA HUMANE SOCIETY: THEY ARE USED TO PROTECT THE CANINE OFFICERS, JUST AS MUCH AS A BULLET PROOF VEST PROTECTS THE HUMAN HANDLERS. THESE CANINE OFFICERS GO INTO THE SAME DANGEROUS CONDITIONS THAT THEIR HUMAN HANDLERS DO AND THEY DESERVE SOME PROTECTION.))
[SUPER=01-Paulette Dean/Danville Area Humane Society;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=deserve some protection.]
(-------------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Humane Society purchased the vests with funding from the E. Stuart James Grant Charitable Trust.
All seven police dogs now on duty in Danville and Pittsylvania County will have the protective equipment.

(--------------------)[Sports-Plays]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-45 tc 1:36:42]
[GRAPHIC=Radford Hoops]


The Radford Highlanders are in the midst of a four game home stand after spending nearly all of the early part of the season on the road.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Tuesday;]


R-U found the Dedmon Center a welcoming place Tuesday night.
This was only the Highlanders' second home game of the season.
The 96-66 victory over Concord upped Radford's record to six and six.
The Highlanders open Big South Conference play today against Winthrop.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=we're just]
[SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Radford Head Coach;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=this time around]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Blacksburg/Wednesday;]


The Hokies are in the middle of a three home games. Tech picked up a much needed home and conference win against Duquesne on Wednesday.
A-10 rival George Washington comes to the Cassell today.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=this is]

(())
[SUPER=01-Ricky Stokes/Virginia Tech Head Coach;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=victorious]
(------------)
[Anchor=Denise]
[ss=Basketball]


Tip off for both games is two o'clock this afternoon.[Mob-Bodies]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Boston investigators have discovered what they believe to be the bodies of victims of mob hits.
A tip led officers to the field, where they found the skeletal remains of two men and one woman.
They are believed to be victims of reputed mobsters Stephen ``The Rifleman'' Flemmi and James ``Whitey'' Bulger.
The Boston Globe says one of the bodies is believed to be that of an I-R-A sympathizer who was helping federal agents.
The woman could be Flemmi's stepdaughter.
She disappeared in 1984 -- allegedly as she was about to expose a sexual relationship with him.

Investigators say it could months before they confirm the identities.[11Liberty-Arrests]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-52 48:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two Bedford County teens allegedly posted a list on the Internet of students they wanted to beat up.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


It happened last week at Liberty High School.
The 16-year old boys posted the list as part of a class project to design their own web page.
A teacher noticed the page immediately and removed it from the school's web site, then notified authorities.
[SOT 18:01:13]
[SUPER=01-Steve Boyer/Liberty High School Principal;]

((STEVE BOYER/LIBERTY H.S. PRINCIPAL: ALL THE PARENTS WERE BROUGHT IN AND EXPLAINED THE SITUATION AND WE FELT THE PROPER CONSEQUENCE FOR THESE BOYS MAKING A FOOLISH MISTAKE AND DOING THAT, AND WE SUSPENDED THEM, SENT THEM HOME IMMEDIATELY AND SUSPENDED THEM MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK.))
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=of this week.]
(--------------)
[VO-NAT]


The teens are also charged with threatening someone over the Internet, a Class 6 felony.

(--------------)[11Fireboat]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-54 43:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Smith Mountain Lake's new fireboat sank yesterday after it filled up with water.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;]

Residents paid 170-thousand-dollars for this boat and proudly showed it off just two weeks ago. But it did not look as powerful yesterday when it was waterlogged.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:57:22]
[IN Q=Really just]

((REALLY JUST SURPRISE. WHEN THEY CALLED IT OUT I DIDN'T BELIEVE IT WAS DOWN. I THOUGHT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE OLD BOAT. NOTHING YOU CAN SAY.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Gautier/Firefighter;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=you can say]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Fire crews spent five hours pumping water out of the boat, as divers boosted it up with underwater airbags. This boat's so-called advanced design has a valve to help steering, but firefighters think that's what locked open and let water in. They say the boat has little damage.
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[11XGR-Committees]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-4 02:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The new assignments are out and Republicans now have the upper hand in Virginia's House of Delegates.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT HOUSE TAPE 05:58]
[IN Q=I know that]

((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/(R) AMHERST CO.: I KNOW THAT NOT EVERYBODY IS GOING TO GET WHAT HE WANTS. WE'VE HAD TO MAKE SOME CHANGES THAT WERE HARD TO MAKE.))
[SUPER=@Wilkins;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=hard to make.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The new House committee assignments finally give Republicans control of each committee.
Among a handful of shake-ups: Former Majority Leader and Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell got knocked off the Courts of Justice committee.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:27:34]
[IN Q=Well there]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: WELL, THERE WERE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF SEATS THAT HAD TO GO BECAUSE OF PROPORTIONAL SEATING. AND IF YOU ONLY TAKE THE JUNIOR PEOPLE OFF, THEN YOU HAVE FRESHMEN WITH NO COMMITTEES...SOME SENIOR DEMOCRATS HAD TO COME OFF OF COMMITTEES.))
[SUPER=@Griffith;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=off of committees.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


NEW Majority Leader Morgan Griffith adds another motive for the move.
He says quote: "Mr. Cranwell has NOT been the most polite member of the committee in dealing with the public."
(------------)
[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=VA Capitol-GOP Takeover]


Delegate Cranwell says he's NOT upset.
He says he's a great believer in majority rule.
Also losing seats, Roanoke Democrat Chip Woodrum was knocked off the powerful Appropriations Committee.... and Patrick County Democrat Barnie Day lost a spot on the Education Committee.

[Auto-Show]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Sports Utility Vehicles are the main attraction at this weekend's American International Auto Show in Detroit.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI;]


Auto makers normally associated with luxury cars are jumping on the SUV bandwagon.
BMW has just launched it's X-5.
Acura plans to offer something very similar to this MD-X concept vehicle before the year is out. Toyota's adding another model. The Sequoia is based on the Tundra pickup. It's bigger than a 4-Runner...but smaller than a Land Cruiser.
Ford will soon have a total of SIX SUV's...including the Escape, due out this fall.
It features a cool pull-out rack which greatly increases how much stuff you can carry on the OUTSIDE of your vehicle.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=whether]

((J.C. COLLINS/FORD MOTOR COMPANY: WHETHER THEY'RE GOING TO HOME DEPOT ON THE WEEKEND AND PICKING UP A YARD OF DIRT, OR WHETHER THEY'RE GOING BIKING, THEY CAN THROW ALL THAT STUFF IN THE BACK AND STILL CARRY ALL THEIR FRIENDS. IT'S VERY VERSATILE. ))
[SUPER=01-J. C. Collins/Ford Motor Company;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=Very versitile]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The new flagship Lexus line arrives in October, the LS-430 will have features like rain-activated windshield wipers... seat COOLERS...and sunshades that drop down over the back windows.
And Rolls Royce is offering the limited edition Corniche Convertible. Yours for only $360,000.
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[Highland-Maple]


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


"Weekend Diner" isn't the only thing we have to make your mouth water this morning...
How about some pure maple syrup over your saturday morning pancakes.
In today's "Time Off" Kimberly McBroom heads to Highland County to trace the making of maple syrup to its ROOTS.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=How sweet it is...]
[SUPER=03-Highland Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim White/Maple Farmer; :12]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:54]
[RUNS=2:20]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Highland County.]


(( How sweet it is...this rural county found its niche in the syrup- making business.
And as history tells it...the community has the Native American to thank for first discovering it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:45:47]

((JIM WHITE/MAPLE FARMER: MAYBE HE FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS WHOLE SWEET PRODUCT BY TAKING A WALK IN THE WOODS, LIKE YOU OR I WOULD ON A DAY LIKE TODAY AND FIND THIS ICICLE HANGING FROM A TREE, AND TASTING THAT ICICLE AND FINDING IT WAS SWEET.)) [RUNS:16]
The Highland Maple Museum traces the history of syrup production through modern times.
It's still made the old- fashioned way...just with more modern gathering tools.
When temperatures fluctuate below and above freezing, the sap becomes active in the tree, and it begins dripping.
Once it's collected, the sap or "sugar water" is boiled down to make syrup.
And White says, you CAN taste the difference from bottled brands.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:54:34]

((JIM WHITE/MAPLE FARMER: LOG CABIN AND AUNT JEMIMA HAVE A VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF PURE MAPLE SYRUP. MAYBE TWO PERCENT AND THAT WOULD BE GRADE B, OR COMMERCIAL GRADE OF SYRUP. IT LOOKS GOOD ONE THE LABEL. OUR'S IS 100 PERCENT PURE MAPLE SYRUP. AND IT COMES FROM THE TREE. IT LOOKS LIKE WATER. )) [RUNS:19]
Highland county's mountainous terrain resembles the syrup- rich areas in the Northern U-S, the biggest area for syrup production.
But make no mistake...this is a LOCAL creation.
And you can find most anywhere in the county, including the landmark Sugar Tree Country Store.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:35:26]

((JIM WHITE/MAPLE FARMER: THIS IS THE FINISHED MAPLE SYRUP. IT'S MARKETED IN DIFFERENT WAYS. THIS WOULD BE SYRUP THAT YOU COULD SEE IN A GLASS CONTAINER AND IT'S FOUND SEVERAL WAYS THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTY. OR, YOU CAN PUT IT IN BIG JUGS AND THAT A GALLON. THE SYRUP ITSELF FROM THE TREE LOOKS LIKE WATER. ONCE IT'S BOILED DOWN, WE'VE GOTTEN RID OF 50 GALLONS OF WATER, YOU GET A GALLON OF SYRUP THAT WOULD LOOK-- THIS IS BASICALLY DARK AMBER, U.S. GRADE A DARK AMBER SYRUP.)) [RUNS:29]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT stand up 4:32:13]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: SOME 70,000 PEOPLE GET TO SAMPLE THE LOCAL TREAT EVERY YEAR AT THE HIGHLAND MAPLE FESTIVAL.
IT'S BEEN A TRADTION HERE SINCE 1958, AND THE WHOLE COUNTY GETS INVOLVED IN THE SELLING OF ITS SYRUP.)) [RUNS:11]
Pancake dinners are served at the Ruritan Club, and various maple goodies are sold on the courthouse lawn.
The festival takes place every year, during the second and third full weekends in March.
If you make the drive, be sure to bring along your sweet tooth.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Highland County.))
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[ANCHOR=ANDREW]

The maple museum is open every day.. For directions, click on our home page at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM. [GRAPHIC=FS Web Address]