[11Lewis-Gale]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=500-11 2:53]
[GRAPHIC=L-G Departing Docs]

Another doctor is leaving Lewis-Gale Clinic. Lewis-Gale Clinic confirmed that Dr. William Fintel was added to the list of resigning doctors.
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[vo-nat]
[TAPE#=599-6 TC18:15]

Dr. Fintel is a medical oncologist. Lewis-Gale Clinic and Phycor hope to put the plug in the stream of doctors leaving the Clinic this weekend.
The Clinic is hoping upcoming talks with management company, PhyCor, will help resolve their dispute. In a written statement to News 7, Board President Doctor Larry Patton says "It is our goal to stabilize the Clinic for our patients and employees. The Clinic has served the community's medical needs for over 90 years, and we still have a strong core committed to preserving Lewis-Gale Clinic as a group."
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[Castro-Boy]


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


Cuba's president says six year old Elian Gonzalez should be returned home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba;]


The boy is at the center of a custody battle between his father in Cuba and relatives living in Miami.
Elian was found clinging to an inner tube at sea off the Florida coast, two months ago.
His mother and 10 others drowned in their effort to reach the U-S.
Fidel Castro says the Cuban government has the best interests of Elian at heart.
And denounced the idea, the boy's mother was fleeing to freedom in the U-S.
Castro made his remarks to an economic conference yesterday.
Demonstrators on both sides of the issue plan rallies for today in Miami and Cuba.
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[11Custody-Battle]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-04 8:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A woman arrested for keeping her two kids in Louisiana- away from their father --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

was flown into Roanoke last night. Vivian McMahon was escorted by two local police officers. McMahon will likely be in court Monday on charges of felony child abduction and failing to appear at a custody hearing.
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[SOT 20:11:34]
[IN Q=Ms. McMahon]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: MS. MCMAHON, CAN YOU TELL US HOW THE CHILDREN ARE? VIVIAN MCMAHON: IT'S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. THEY'RE NOT YOUR KIDS.))
[SUPER=07-Vivian McMahon;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=not your kids]
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[VO-NAT]

Roanoke police say this case is odd because a Louisiana sheriff refused to put McMahon behind bars, despite warrants for her arrest. The F-B-I ultimately charged her with fleeing to avoid prosecution.
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[Storm-Preps]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=winter weather]



Already tired and overworked area road crews are getting ready for another dose of the winter weather.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Some V-DOT plows and spreaders are gassed up and ready to go.. others are getting last- minute mechanical touchups before they hit the streets.
This has been a winter that has already taken its toll on snow equipment and the drivers.
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[SOT 17:48:01]
[In Q=It becomes]

((TIM WILES/VDOT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER: IT BECOMES A MAJOR PROBLEM BECAUSE NOT ONLY DOES EQUIPMENT BREAK DOWN BUT ALSO THE MEN CAN GET TO THE POINT WHERE THEY CAN'T BE AS EFFECTIVE ON THE JOB.))
[Super=01-Tim Wiles/VDOT Maintenance;]
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=on the job.]


In Lynchburg, public works officials held a meeting yesterday afternoon to discuss their battle plan. Despite the long week , crews say they are ready to go.
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[SOT 18:17:53]
[In Q=People around]

((DENNIS REYNOLDS/LYNCHBURG PUBLIC WORKS: PEOPLE AROUND HERE LIKE SNOW, THEY LIKE WORKING. IT'S A JOB.. I SAID BEFORE.. AROUND HERE YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR TO DO IT.))
[super=01-Dennis Reynolds/Lynchburg Public Works;]
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=to do it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynchburg public works will be fully staffed starting this afternoon.
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[11Warner-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=John Warner]


Republican Senator John Warner has made his pick for the presidential nomination.
He says George W- Bush should lead the country.
Warner made the announcement yesterday... as former president George Bush made a stop at Old Dominion University to speak at a rally for his son.

[11Mock-Convention]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-47 1:42:22]
[GRAPHIC=Mock Convention]


Students at Washington and Lee University will wrap up the Mock Convention today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Every four years, students stage the Mock Convention... an effort to predict the presidential nominee for the party out of power.
They have an excellent record, missing only once in the last 50 years.
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[SOT 22:48]
[IN Q=we moved the Mock Convention]

((MARK SCHWEPPE/CONVENTION CHAIRMAN: WE MOVED THE MOCK CONVENTION TO JANUARY 28TH AND 29TH SO WE PROCEED ALL OF THE STATE PRIMARIES EXCEPT FOR ONLY TWO, SO OUR PREDICTION I THINK IS GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. AND I THINK THERE IS SOME RELEVANCY THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Schweppe/Convention Chairman]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=there is some relevancy there.]
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[VO-NAT]


It all began with a parade through downtown Lexington yesterday. The Mock Convention wraps up today with a speech by former Senator Bob Dole, and the students' prediction of the Republican nominees for President and Vice-President.

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[11ASA]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-45]
[GRAPHIC=Air Travel]


A-S-A is scaling back on its jet service to Atlanta from Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


In less than two weeks, Delta's regional carrier will replace two of its jet flights with turbo-props service to Atlanta.
As of February 11th, they'll be down to two jet flights a day... seven prop flights.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=HOLD]


A spokesman for A-S-A says the turbo-props, which the company calls A-T-Rs, are larger and can seat 14 more passengers than the jets do.



[11Volvo]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-50 1:34:58]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo Layoffs]


915 Volvo workers have officially been told their jobs are ending in February.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/File Tape;]


That number includes workers told in December and January that they were being cut loose.
The layoffs affect workers who started at Volvo after January 1998.
The last day for most will be February fourth.
The rest will leave on the 18th.
Volvo says the layoffs are a result of reduced demand for new trucks and that operations at the plant had to be cut back accordingly.
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[Clinton]


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


President Clinton addressed an economic summit in Switzerland earlier this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Davos, Switzerland;]


The president appealed to a gathering of government, corporate and academic leaders.
He urged them to protect workers' rights and the environment while working out global deals.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I came here]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=in the new century]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Clinton will return to Washington later today.

[11Wandering]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-48]
[GRAPHIC=Alzheimer's]

As we prepare for this weekend's predicted winter storm, the Alzheimer's Association is preparing care givers' homes.

Snow can disorient a wandering patient when it covers their yard and masks the landscape.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Health care providers say people with Alzheimer's leave their house on a mission they're determined to accomplish.
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[SOT tc 00:04:57]
[IN Q=They may]

((JULIE MCHUGH/ALTERRA: THEY MAY NEED THE BATHROOM, THEY MAY FEEL LIKE THEY'RE ON THEIR WAY TO WORK THEY MAY WANT TO GO VISIT THEIR GRANDCHILDREN OR THEIR CHILDREN OR THEY NEED TO GO WALK THE DOG, THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT REASONS THAT MAY MAKE SOMEONE WANDER.))
[SUPER=01-Julie McHugh/Alterra; ]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=someone wander.]
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[VO NAT] Alterra Assisted Living has many design techniques that can be used in any home to prevent wandering. Installing locks out of reach and alarms on doors are examples of deterrents. Uneven lighting and color contrasts also help distinguish different areas of the home.
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[National-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Andrew in CKEY]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The weather is the top story in many parts of the nation.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Mt. Pleasant, TX;]


Ice caused big problems in Texas, yesterday.
Hundreds of people were stranded in east Texas for nearly a day.
An 18 wheeler jackknifed on Interstate 30 and got stuck on a hill. Hundreds of other cars behind it became stuck as well.
The highway was shut down in both directions.
[super=03-Shreveport, LA;]


Snow, sleet and freezing rain closed schools and government offices in parishes across north Louisiana.
Louisiana Tech, Grambling State and Louisiana-Monroe universities shut down yesterday as well.
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[Collision]


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


A head on collision killed five people in Iowa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Osceola, IA;]


The car carrying four young Mormon missionaries and a pick-up truck collided on U-S Highway 34 in southern Iowa yesterday.
The Iowa State Patrol says the driver of the missionaries' car lost control of the vehicle as he tried to pass another car.
The car veered into the opposite lanes, crashing into the pickup.
Both vehicles burst into flames.
A Mormon church official says the dead missionaries had been working in the Des Moines area for less than a year.
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[11Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-52 TC1:00:13]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


Authorities are still looking for the man who robbed a bank in Downtown Danville yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Just before noon, a man reportedly jumped over the counter at the Peoples Bank on Market Street, grabbed some money from a teller's drawer, and ran away.
The suspect is about five-ten, stocky, and was wearing a green stocking cap and a dark or plaid coat.
He did not display a weapon; no one was hurt.
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[11Smart-Road]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:07:42]
[GRAPHIC=Smart Road]


The "Smart Road" is about one month away from opening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The two-mile stretch of road is already being used for about 20 experiments.
The projects test such things as the durability of different types of pavement and night visibility using different road markings and lighting.
The Smart Road has already cost 35-million dollars. But Virginia Tech officials say it will bring invaluable benefits down the road.
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[SOT 10:48:31 - :44]
[IN Q=Safety improvements]
[SUPER=01-Ray Pethtel/Ctr. for Transportation Research;]

((RAY PETHTEL/CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH: SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS, A BETTER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM, NEW TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE YOUR TRAVEL LESS HAZARDOUS, MORE CONVENIENT.))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=more convenient.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials say they expect to conduct 15-million dollars in research next year on the road.
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[Montebello-Resort]


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


You might not think about fishing or camping in the middle of winter...
But those are year- round activities at the Montebello Resort in Nelson county.
And if you'd rather enjoy the luxury of the great INDOORS, the resort also offers cabins.
Kimberly McBroom takes us there in this week's "Time Off."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of cash register]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Madeleine Grant/Montebello Resort; :24]
[SUPER=01-James Napoleon/Neighbor; :42 QUICK]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:42]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=KM, News 7, Nelson county.]
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[SOT 11:37:45]

((SOUND OF CASH REGISTER)) [RUNS:03]
Madeleine Grant still helps run the general store and recreational resort that she and her husband first bought from her in- laws in 19-53.
In the store, customers can find food, camping necessities, and even some crafts.
But the main attraction here is year- round fishing....
The resort's pond is always stocked with rainbow trout.
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[SOT 11:17:11]

((MADELEINE GRANT/MONTEBELLO RESORT: AND IT DOESN'T REQUIRE A LICENSE. IT'S $2.95 A POUND FOR WHAT YOU CATCH AND YOU HAVE TO KEEP WHAT YOU CATCH.)) [RUNS:09]
The quaint store attracts mostly tourists and fishermen.
And some locals make their weekly trip here for grocery items...even if they don't fish.
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[SOT 11:31:20]

((Kimberly McBroom/News 7: Do you ever go fishing here at this pond? JAMES NAPOLEON/NEIGHBOR: NO. I HAVEN'T BEEN FISHING FOR NINE YEARS. McBroom: You haven't been fishing for nine years? NAPOLEON: UH. UH.)) [RUNS:07]
The recent snowfall has kept all but the diehard fishermen and campers away...
For those who want to brave the cold, half of the resort's 63 camp sites have full hook-ups.
Meanwhile, plunging temperatures often means a heightened interest in furnished cabins.
This building houses two efficiency cabins, which run between 69 and 79- dollars a night.
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[SOT **please b-roll with cabin shots 11:18:27]

((MADELEINE GRANT/MONTEBELLO RESORT: THE TWO-- WHAT WE CALL MOUNTAIN VIEW A AND MOUNTAIN VIEW B-- THEY SLEEP UP TO FOUR PEOPLE OR MORE AND THEY HAVE TWO BEDROOMS AND KITCHENS AND EVERYTHING.)) [RUNS:15]
Or if you prefer more rustic accomodations....the Pioneer Log Cabin sits not too far from the general store and features a fireplace and a loft.
Nestled atop the Blue Ridge Mountains, this peaceful resort doesn't attract a lot of attention to itself ...most of its advertising comes by word of mouth.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT standup 12:16:54 ]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE BIG EVENT AROUND HERE COMES DURING THE FIRST WEEKEND IN OCTOBER. THE ANNUAL FRONTIER FESTIVAL FEATURES ARTS AND CRAFTS, FOOD AND MUSIC, AND EVEN CLOGGERS. BUT AT LEAST FOR NOW, YOU'RE BEST BET HERE IS FOR A QUIET WINTER GETAWAY. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, NELSON COUNTY.)) [RUNS:15]
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[ANCHOR=ANDREW]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


For directions to the Montebello Camping and Fishing Resort, check out our web site at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM and click on "What's New".




[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-61 tc 29:33]
[GRAPHIC=wrestling]


This is Big Orange Weekend.
In a little more than an hour the best wrestlers in the area will be taking to the mats at William Byrd high school.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio....]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Aubrey Wright/Franklin Co. Assistant Coach; :12]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Dresser/Christiansburg Head Coach; :28]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=during that time]
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((
The 24th annual Big Orange Wrestling Tournament lives up to its name, not only in the shear volume of wrestlers, but in the meaning of winning the championship.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

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[SOT]
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The entrants are not only single and double A schools, but triple-A as well.
Among the 16 entrants Christiansburg and Franklin County are the teams to beat.
Christiansburg's coach Kevin Dresser says his team is solid through each weight class.
The Blue Demons had a poor showing last year and are back with something to prove.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

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[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


The Eagles are a perennial powerhouse, but enter this year's event with some obstacles of their own.
An injury and poor grades have sidelined two wrestlers.
A strong feeder program is helping the team pick up the slack.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

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[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


The Big Orange Tournament is a marathon on the mats. Physical conditioning plays a big role because the wrestlers have to make weight on two consecutive days and compete in four matches during that time. ))