[Cuban-Boy]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


Elian Gonzalez's grandmothers will meet with Attorney General Janet Reno today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


The six year old's maternal grandmother says her daughter will not rest in peace until Elian is returned to his homeland.
She says her daughter was forced on the journey to the U-S by an abusive boyfriend.
Both died when the boat capsized.
Elian was found clinging to an inner tube off the Florida coast. Today's meeting at the Justice Department in Washington will also include the commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
The I-N-S has ruled the boy should go back to Cuba.
But Reno has extended the I-N-S deadline to allow his Miami relatives to sue.
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[11Marina-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=99-54 50:53]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire destroyed a building at a Franklin County Marina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


It broke out at the Twin Ridge Marina near Philpott Lake shortly after 5:30 yesterday.
When firefighters got there, the marina was already engulfed in flames.
The building burned to the ground. Firefighters say it's a complete loss.
The Marina housed a restaurant and snack bar, but it was closed for the season.
No boats were damaged- no one was hurt.
Firefighters don't know what caused the blaze.
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[11Garage-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-56 31:48]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Another building went up in flames, this one in Buchanan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan]


The fire happened at Larry O'Connor's Garage of off route 11.
Fire fighters say the garage was a total loss. No one was injured -- but one car inside the garage was destroyed.
No word yet on the cause.
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[11Pit-Bull]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-52 55:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke police shot and killed a pit bull after the wounded dog went after an officer - for the second time this week.
They attempted to hit the dog with a tranquilizer, but it tried to attack. It was the same dog that bit an animal control officer Wednesday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Thursday;]


Officers spotted the dog yesterday morning on Eastern Avenue, the same neighborhood where officer C.E. Curry was bit several times after trying to round up two pit bulls Wednesday.
Officials say Curry should be able to avoid getting rabies shots.
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[11Griffin]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-1:15:32]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Roanoke judge dismissed a murder case against suspect David Lee Griffin, and that set up an angry confrontation outside the city jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Griffin was on trial for arson and murder in the death of his roommate in the Fall of 1997.
Paramedics found what they said was fresh blood on Griffin's shoe... blood that D-N-A tests showed had come from victim James Cline.
But the judge was not satisfied with the prosecution's explanation of HOW the blood had gotten there. So he sent the jury home and dropped the charges.
Cline's sister and a niece were there when Griffin was released from jail.
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[VO-NAT]


Griffin says he plans to go back to Denver where he was arrested about a year ago.
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[IOWA]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=campaign 2000]


Most of the presidential candidates are touring the state of Iowa in preparation for Monday's caucuses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Davenport, IA;]


Democratic hopeful Bill Bradley met the people in a bowling alley.
The Senator then took in a game of basketball.
[super=03-Des Moines, IA;]


Al Gore spent yesterday meeting with the future voters of America.
When question about Bradley's bouts with an irregularly heart beat, Gore would only say that he believed it wasn't a serious condition.
[super=03-Colfax, IA;]


On the republican side George W. Bush chastised the Supreme Court on the Roe v. Wade decision.
Bush would not say the ruling should be reversed, only that the court overstepped its bounds.
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The other GOP front runner, John McCain, is not campaigning in Iowa, and will be meeting supporters in South Carolina.

[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-47 1:23:28]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Closer to home, The number of candidates interested in Roanoke City Council is now in double figures.
Joe Dashiell has more on the upcoming campaign.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was Carroll Swain's turn]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carroll Swain/Roanoke City Council; :13]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((It was Carroll Swain's turn to make it official... Backed by family, friends and two of his colleagues on council, the Democrat incumbent said he wants to continue serving Roanoke citizens.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I feel that ]

((CARROLL SWAIN/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I FEEL THAT I'M GOING TO BE THERE FOR THEM, AND I WANT TO BE THERE FOR THEM.)) [RUNS :05]
[OUT Q=want to be there for them.]


David Bowers may not have Democratic opposition... but Swain and the other Democratic incumbents seeking re-election, Linda Wyatt and Jim Trout won't get a free pass to the May 2nd ballot.
So far the list of probable Democratic challengers includes city employee Angela Norman, and former council candidates Bill Bestpitch and Alvin Nash.
The Republican ticket will likely be lead by Ralph Smith, the Roanoke businessman who has been lining up support for mayor..
And there are some interesting names among the independents... neighborhood activist Duane Howard has already announced for mayor, but former Councilman Mac McCadden is also considering an independent bid for Bowers' seat... and basketball ref and conference commissioner Dan Wooldridge says he may run for council as well.
And the list probably won't end there... Several candidates have already come and gone, and others will likely surface before the filing deadlines.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[DinerOpen]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Diner Open]
[GRAPHIC=Weekend Diner]

Jenny Quakenbush has a great party idea-- Invite all of your friends over and make "Crab Mouthfuls."
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[Weekend-Diner]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
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[TAPE#=WKND Diner]
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[wipe wipe wipe]

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[ANCHOR=Andrew]

[Dissolve to Chyron 7153]
If you want this recipe send us a self addressed, stamped envelope or check out our web site-- click on "WEEKEND DINER."
If you'd like to cook your family recipe on the weekend diner, send in a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[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...... A New York doctor is sued by a patient after he carved his initials into her abdomen,

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and 27 years after the Roe versus Wade decision, abortion remains a highly debated issue in Virginia. We will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello]

[11Volvo]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-46 1:43:26]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo Layoffs]


More layoffs at the Volvo plant in Dublin.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


The company anticipates a layoff of 400 to 500 workers next month.
That's in addition to 400 last month.
Volvo says the cutbacks come in response to dwindling demand for new commercial trucks.
The Dublin plant will scale back its output from 112 to 80 trucks a day.
But Volvo and union officials say they expect the lost production jobs to be restored later.
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[SOT 1:34:10 - :17]
[IN Q=We're hoping that]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gregory/Volvo Employee;]

((JEFF GREGORY/VOLVO EMPLOYEE: WE'RE HOPING THAT ONCE THINGS DO PICK UP WE'LL BE BOOMING LIKE WE WERE AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL CALL THESE PEOPLE BACK AND WE'LL BE BOOMING LIKE WE WERE ONCE AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=once again.]
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[VO-NAT]


Volvo says that despite the layoffs, its still undergoing a 148-million dollar plant expansion in Dublin- that addition is scheduled to open in August.
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[Initials]


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


A woman is suing her doctor after he carved his initials on her abdomen following a Caesarian section.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The New York doctor admits he carved his initials on a patient's abdomen just after he delivered her baby.
Dr. Allan Zarkin, also being referred to as "Dr. Zorro", is under investigation by Beth Israel Hospital and the Manhattan district attorney's office.
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[SOT 5:36:48]
[IN Q=day after]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=branded me]
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[VO-NAT]


The hospital has suspended Zarkin's privileges.
The doctor's attorney says a frontal lobe disorder diagnosed after the incident caused Zarkin to carve his initials in the patient's abdomen.
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[11-220-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-56 31:48]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Drivers saw an unusual scene
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

along a Roanoke highway last night.
A Honda sedan ended up in the middle of Route 220 - straddling the concrete divider - just South of the Elm Avenue exit.
The accident occurred around eight o'clock.
The car suffered little damage.
No one was injured - but the driver was taken away in handcuffs.
No word yet on charges.
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[11Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


Today is the 27th anniversary of the landmark Roe verses Wade abortion ruling.
Years after the decision, abortion remains a hot topic in Virginia's House of Delegates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Yesterday, One anti-abortion lawmaker actually presented the 99 other delegates a list of their children's names-- reminding them their children could have been aborted.
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[SOT 11:22:47]
[IN Q=There are]

((DEL. KIRK COX/R-COLONIAL HEIGHTS: THERE ARE FOUR THOUSAND ABORTIONS THAT ARE GONNA HAPPEN TODAY. YOU CAN MULTIPLY THIS LIST 16 TIMES AND THAT IS HOW MANY BABIES ARE GONNA BE KILLED TODAY. THAT IS NOT RIGHT! BY ANYONE'S STANDARDS.))11
[sot 11:30:53]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: I MUST SHARE WITH THE HOUSE I FIND IT PERSONALLY OFFENSIVE THAT MY CHILDREN'S NAMES ARE LISTED ON A DOCUMENT HANDED AROUND THE HOUSE ON BEHALF OF ONE CAUSE OR ANOTHER. WHETHER OR NOT THEY WISHED OR NOT. WHETHER OR NOT I AS THEIR FATHER WISHED THEM TO BE INVOLVED OR NOT.))16
[SUPER=01-Del. Kirk Cox/(R) Colonial Heights; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Chip Woodrum/(D) Roanoke; :12]
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[VO-NAT]


A 24- hour waiting period bill is expected to be the latest effort to restrict abortion rights in Virginia this year.
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[Business-Crime]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am.]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's a new program in Roanoke -- designed to help businesses observe and report crime.
It's called Star City Business watch. Joy Sutton reports, it's giving businesses a leg up in crime prevention.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=comfort rest]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Beth Brooks/Comfort Rest;19]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Butch Steahly/Roanoke City Police;30]
[SUPER=01-Maria Gilmer/S&K Men's Wear;1:16]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:33]
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(( Comfort Rest is one business that has teamed-up with the Roanoke City Police Department in the Star City Business Watch program.
A program that offers training to employees on safety measures -- and also gives businesses up the to the minute information -- via fax -- on any criminal activity in the area.
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[SOT 1:10]
[IN Q=we are able to watch]

((BETH BROOKS/COMFORT TEST: WE ARE ABLE TO WATCH FOR SUCH THINGS AS PEOPLE WHO ARE PASSING FRAUDULENT CHECKS OR COUNTERFEIT MONEY. THAT'S A GREAT ADVANTAGE FOR A SMALL BUSINESS)) [RUNS12]
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[SOT 24:17]
[IN Q=we'll provide]

((SGT. BUTCH STEAHLY/CRIME PREVENTION UNIT: WE'LL PROVIDE TRAINING TO THE BUSINESS SUCH AS ROBBERY PREVENTION, SHOP LIFTING PREVENTION, CHECK AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD, ANY TYPE OF TRAINING THEY WANT. WE ALSO PROVIDE FREE BUSINESS SITE SECURITY ASSESSMENTS SO WE CAN SHOW THEM WHERE THEY MIGHT HAVE WEAKNESSES)) [RUNS20]
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[SOT 2:42]
[IN Q=He checks you entrances]

((BETH BROOKS/COMFORT REST: HE CHECK YOUR ENTRANCES, HE CHECKS YOUR LIGHTS, HE CHECKS ALL OF THE THINGS.)) [RUNS5]
[OUT Q=of the things]

Businesses also receive a tape measure to place on the door -- that can help an employee determine the height of a suspect -- information that can be helpful to the Police Department.
Maria Gilmer the General Manager for S and K Men's Wear says although her store hasn't had much theft -- it's important to be proactive to prevent it from happening in the first place.
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[SOT 14:42]
[IN Q=If you can avoid]

((MARIA GILMER: IT KEEPS COST DOWN. IF YOU CAN AVOID THEFT OF ANY KIND BE IT MERCHANDISE ACTUALLY LEAVING OR MORE IMPORTANTLY WITH US CHECK FRAUD AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD THEN YOU CAN PASS THOSE SAVING ALONG TO YOUR CUSTOMERS)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=your customers]
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[SOT 5:21]
[IN Q=So far]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: SO FAR 30 BUSINESSES HAVE JOINED THE PROGRAM. BUT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HOPES MORE BUSINESSES WILL GET INVOLVED BECAUSE IT HELP THE PROGRAM BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE AT DETERRING CRIME. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7, ROANOKE)) [RUNS15]
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[Rock-House-Museum]


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


Doctor John (Howl-er) Haller was known as Wythe county's first resident physician.
Nearly two centuries later, his residence still attracts visitors interested in both history and early medicine.

Kimberly McBroom has more in this week's "Time Off".
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[SOT]
[IN Q=During the early 1800s...]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville; :01]
[SUPER=01-Frances Emerson/Museum Director; :17]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; :45]
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[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Wytheville.]


(( During the early 1800's in Wythe county, THIS was the house you'd go to if you were sick.
The "Rock House", as it's known, was the home of Doctor John Haller, who was originally from York, Pennsylvania.


And even at this late date, you'll find the medicine cabinet is still well stocked.
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[SOT 10:54:55 ]

((FRANCES EMERSON/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: YOU WOULD HAVE TYPHOID, MALARIA, THE CHILDHOOD DISEASE THAT TOOK SO MANY OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE AT THAT TIME. HE DID A LOT OF BABY DELIVERIES AND JUST A GENERAL COUNTY DOCTOR PRACTITIONER.)) [RUNS:13]
Dr. Haller also served as the county coroner, and later as delegate to the Virginia legislature.
These original medicine bottles and patient ledgers are among the priceless artifacts on display at the Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum
The Gibboney's were descendants of the Hallers--who, by the way, all stayed in the medical profession.
The house itself was built in 1823, it's exterior trademark stone is made of local gray limestone.
Family members kept ownership of the house for 140 years.
Then town of Wytheville bought it, and opened it as a museum in 1972.
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[SOT 11:02:08 ]

((FRANCES EMERSON/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: WE HAVE ABOUT 300 PIECES THAT ARE ORIGINAL TO THE FAMILY. WE'RE VERY LUCKY WITH THAT. OTHER PIECES WERE DONATED FROM OTHER LOCAL FAMILIES FROM THE SAME TIME PERIOD. PROBABLY HALF THE CHINA THAT WE HAVE OUT IS ORIGINAL. )) [RUNS:13]
Some of the most interesting period pieces are this bed, brought in from New Orleans... a magic lantern found in the Haller boys' room, and this piano forte, an original Haller family heirloom.
Besides being a family residence, the house also served as a Civil War- era hospital.
It has its own battle wound...this bullet hole from 18-63...
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[SOT 11:07:54 ]

((FRANCES EMERSON/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: THAT'S WHEN THE BATTLE WAS TAKING PLACE RIGHT OUTSIDE HERE. AND WE THINK, FROM THE ANGLE OF THE BULLET, THAT IT'S FROM THE HOME FORCES THAT WERE PROTECTING THE TOWN AND IT RICOCHETED AND CAME IN THE HOME. BUT THE LEGEND IS THAT THIS HOUSE WAS SET ON FIRE THREE TIMES, BUT MRS. HALLER WAS ABLE TO PUT THE FIRE OUT EACH TIME, AND SAVE THE HOUSE. SO, WE'RE VERY LUCKY THIS HOUSE IS STILL HERE.)) [RUNS:24]
The home's reputation extends far beyond the boundaries of Wythe County...it's a registered historical landmark.
It's closed for renovation now, but will re- open in April.
Admission to the museum is two dollars for adults...one dollar for children.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Wytheville. ))
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