[11Volvo]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-54 1:01:12]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo Layoffs]


Volvo said good-bye to 25-percent of its workforce yesterday, after slow truck sales put the brakes on some of its production lines.
Marya Jones tells us how workers and some local suppliers to Volvo hope to bounce back.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As workers drove]
[SUPER=03-Dublin; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gary Carpenter/Laid Off Volvo Worker; :05 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Robin Lampton/Laid Off Volvo Worker; :16]
[SUPER=01-Dave Mitchell/Findlay Industries Plant Manager; :53]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Dublin.]

((As workers drove out of Volvo plant, it would be the last time for many of them......
MJN7, Dublin.))


[11Bedford-Rape]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynch Station man is in custody, charged with raping an 86-year old woman at knife point in her home yesterday morning.
Bedford County authorities say the elderly victim knew her attacker, and let him in to use her phone.
That's when 42-year old Milton E. Brown Junior allegedly assaulted the woman, injuring her shoulder.
He's being held without bond.


[11Hale]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-51 1:03:53]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Another Democrat wants to take on Congressman Virgil Goode in the Fifth District this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


Book store owner and land surveyor Allen Hale is getting ready to kick off his campaign from his home in Nelson County.
Hale has never held elected office before, but says Democrats need someone who will represent them well in Washington.
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[SOT 00:03:12]
[IN Q=This was a]

((ALLEN HALE/D- FIFTH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: THIS WAS A CHALLENGE THAT APPEALED TO ME A GREAT DEAL. I THINK PUBLIC SERVICE IS SOMETHING THAT THE AVERAGE MAN OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO PURSUE AND THAT'S ONE OF THE MOTIVATIONS THAT IS BEHIND MY DECISION.))
[SUPER=01-Allen Hale/(D) Fifth District Candidate]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=behind my decision.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hale says another factor that prompted him to run was Goode's recent transformation to an Independent.
Mecklenberg farmer John Boyd is also seeking the Democratic nomination.
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[Miss-USA]


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


A new Miss USA was crowned last night right here on your Hometown Station.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=the first runner up]

(())
[SUPER=03-Branson, MO/Miss Universe L.T., LLLP-CBS;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=is Tennessee]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynette Cole will represent the United States in May at the Miss Universe pageant.
The 21 year old gets a silver convertible Camaro, a year's supply of makeup, a five-thousand dollar scholarship and -- because she is on the road for most of the year -- 75-hundred dollars in phone cards.
Finishing as first runnerup in Branson, Missouri, is Miss New Hampshire, Jane Vezina.
Second runnerup is Miss Alabama, Jina Mitchell.
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[11VHL]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:16:07]
[GRAPHIC=L-G Departing Docs]


30 doctors have resigned from the Lewis Gale Clinic,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

But the departure of Dr. William Fintel has hit Linda Williams especially hard. Williams is undergoing experimental treatment using a trial tumor-fighting drug. And Dr. Fintel is the only physician certified to give her SU-5416. He says his resignation won't effect Linda's treatment.
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[SOT tc 00:32:37]
[IN Q=Our department]

((DR. WILLIAM FINTEL/MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST: OUR DEPARTMENT WITHIN THE CLINIC HAS BEEN STRONG IN SIZE, WE HAVE THREE DOCTORS WHO ARE ALL BOARD CERTIFIED AND CAPABLE OF GIVING THIS DRUG, SO WITH MY DEPARTURE AND TWO PARTNERS STAYING IT SHOULDN'T BE ANY PROBLEM FOR LINDA. LINDA WILLIAMS/PATIENT: I'VE TALKED TO DOCTOR FINTEL ABOUT THIS AND HE'S ASSURED ME THAT I WOULD NOT HAVE A PROBLEM AND HE DOES HAVE OTHER PHYSICIANS IN HIS PARTNERSHIP WITH HIM AND I FEEL CONFIDENT THEY COULD HANDLE IT, BUT ONCE YOU'VE HAD A PHYSICIAN FOR SO LONG, IT'S HARD TO LET GO))
[SUPER=01-Dr. William Fintel/Medical Oncologist; ]
[SUPER=01-Linda Williams/Patient; ]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=to let go.]
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[VO-NAT]

Linda has been receiving injections of SU-5416 from Doctor Fintel for about six months.
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[11Circus-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-57 43:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Animal rights advocates protested the opening night of the Royal Hanneford Circus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Around 20 college students held up signs outside the Roanoke Civic Center.
Although the protesters were silent -- their posters sent a clear message -- stop animal abuse.
The students are opposed to the methods they say are used to control the animals such as bullhooks and electric prods and chains.
And they are demanding that the circus stop using animals -- and use human performers only.
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[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-60 ]
[GRAPHIC=LINDSEY]


If you think back to around Christmas Time last year, you may remember the story of former UVa lineman Mark Lindsey. He's a 260 pounder from RIchmond, who never was able to play a single down for the Cavs after doctors discovered he had a rare heart disease, known as cardio miopathy, where the heart ages much quicker than the rest of the body.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

He spent 7 months confined to a hospital room in Charlottesville tethered to a machine that kept his heart pumping. He nearly died three different times. But last month he got a new heart from an 18 year old donor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was just...]
[SUPER=01-Mark Lindsey/Former UVa Football Player; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...completely normal."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

Lindsey says his confinement in that hospital room, gave him a greater appreciation for the many things each of us take for granted everyday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=...you know ha ha!]
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[talent=Denise]
[graphic=lindsey]

Mark Lindsey recently went home with his new heart, and his reception to the new organ and his progress continue to be outstanding.



[Alaska-Airlines]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=news 7 sat am]


Family and friends of the victims of Alaska Air Flight 261 will remember their loved ones at a memorial service at Pepperdine University today.
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile investigators continue to search an area about the size of a football field for clues into what caused the crash.
Investigators say it's still too early to determine what caused the loud noises, but one official tells CBS News perhaps a screw or other mechanical part in the stabilizer may have broken.
The noises on the voice recorder may have been the sound of the large stabilizer being slammed around by airflow.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=a flight]
[SUPER=01-John Hammerschmidt/NTSB;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=heard it too]
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[VO-NAT]


A ring found among the debris from Flight 261 is being returned to its owner's family.
The captain of a fishing boat found it.
Alaska Airlines flew the ring to Seattle last night. It's being returned to Tracy Knizek, whose father and mother were killed in the crash.
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[11Internet-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Another man is busted after an arranged meeting with a minor - turns into a meeting with police.
Authorities say 45 year-old Timothy Farnum of Saratoga County, New York, was arrested Thursday.
The Internet Crimes Against Children unit in Bedford County began an undercover correspondence with Farnum in November.
An investigator posed as a 13-year-old girl .
Farnum reportedly arranged a meeting with her.
He faces a felony charge of disseminating indecent material to a minor in New York, and could face charges in Virginia.


[11Voter-ID]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-53 58:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Get ready to show your I-D when you head to the polls this year.
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[VO-NAT]


The Senate's already passed legislation.
The Governor plans to sign it.
The House of Delegates voted 56 to 43 to mandate that voters show IDs when voting, to combat voter fraud.
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[anchor=Denise]
[graphic=None]


Black Democrats say it's a reminder of Jim Crow laws that barred black Virginians from voting.
The chamber's only black Republican says there's nothing offensive about it.

[11Informed-Consent]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:06:43]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


The latest effort to curb abortion rights in Virginia has jumped its first hurdle in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]


The bill would punish doctors unless they make a woman wait 24 hours to reflect before having an abortion.
Abortion rights advocates say it's insulting to women and doctors.
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[SOT 02:50:50]
[IN Q=No it's not]

((LOUISE HARTZ/VIRGINIA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: NO IT'S NOT. IT'S INSULTING THAT THEY'RE NOT WILLING TO PROVIDE THE PROPER INFORMATION FOR THE WOMEN. THAT'S WHAT'S INSULTING. BECAUSE, EVERYBODY NEEDS TO KNOW, IF YOU'RE NOT GIVEN INFORMATION, HOW CAN YOU MAKE A DECISION?))
[SUPER=01-Louise Hartz/Virginia Society for Human Life;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=a decision?]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The 24 hour wait or "informed consent" bill passed a House committee yesterday.
It's likely to succeed this year-- since Republicans now control the Senate committee that stopped it in the past.

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[SOT 03:05:21]
[IN Q=As the chief]

((GRACE SPARKS/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: AS THE CHIEF JUSTICE SAID, THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE, THE ROE DECISION IS LIKE A FACADE, LIKE ON A WESTERN MOVIE. IT'S THERE, YOU CAN SEE IT, BUT DON'T GO IN THERE AND GO GROCERY SHOPPING. BECAUSE THERE'S NOTHING IN THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Grace Sparks/Planned Parenthood of Virginia;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=nothing in there.]
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[VO-NAT]


Parental notification is law in Virginia.
A ban on so-called partial birth abortions awaits Supreme Court review.
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[6-Web-Health]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-47 TC 1:54:00]
[GRAPHIC=The Internet]


People all over the world are turning to a
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


local professor for help, on "The Net". John Acquaviva teaches health and phys-ed at Roanoke College. Now he answers questions on the internet. Every Monday night people can chat with him, live, by computer. They also e-mail him questions all week.
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[SOT 13:02:48]
[IN Q=I think]

((I THINK WHEN PEOPLE ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR HEALTH OR FITNESS OR NUTRITION THEY'D LIKE AN ANSWER WITHIN A DAY OR TWO, NOT WITHIN A MONTH OR TWO BECAUSE THEY WANT TO START ON IT THEN. THAT USUALLY KEEPS MOTIVATION HIGH IF THEY CAN GET A RESPONSE THEN AND GET A GOOD RESPONSE.))
[SUPER=01-John Acquaviva/Roanoke College;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=good response]
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[VO-NAT]

The topic of this Monday night's chat will be how to reduce stress in your life. Acquaviva recommends aerobics, tai-chi, yoga, or just simple stretching exercises.
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[TAKE FS Graphic]
For a direct link to his web site, log onto our home page at wdbj7-dot-com and click "Webwatch."
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[Eldon-Inn]


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


Eldon, the Inn at Chatham is a former southern tobacco plantation that was home to one of Virginia's governors.
These days it's best known for its gourmet cuisine.
Kimberly McBroom gives us a TASTE of this historic bed and breakfast in this week's "Time Off".
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joel Wesley/Eldon's Chef; :24]
[SUPER=01-Peggy Wesley/Innkeeper; 1:04]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:51]
[RUNS=2:18]
[OUT Q=Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Pittsylvania County.]


((From the outside, Eldon the Inn at Chatham is a stately southern mansion with the promise of warm hospitality inside...
But step into the kitchen of Chef Joel Wesley, and your taste buds begin stirring.
Wesley began his culinary career by frequenting one of his native Chicago's most prominent restaurants...
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[SOT 11:55:42]

((JOEL WESLEY/INN AT ELDON CHEF: I'D ALWAYS STOP AT THE KITCHEN DOOR AND ASK THE CHEF IT I COULD HAVE BONE FOR MY DOG.
ONE DAY, THE CHEF SAYS, "HEY KID, YOU WANT A JOB?" AND I WAS LIKE, "SURE". I THINK I WAS 17 AT THE TIME AND HE OFFERED ME A JOB IN THE KITCHEN WASHING DISHES AND CHOPPING VEGETABLES AND DOING PREP WORK AND THEN I JUST STUCK WITH IT.))
[RUNS:17]
Wesley and his wife, Peggy help run the inn, now in its 10th season.
This was after about nine month of renovation work to the home, which was built in 1835.
Years later, former Virginia Governor Claude Swanson purchased the house as a country retreat.
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[SOT 12:24:26]

((PEGGY WESLEY/INNKEEPER: HE IS THE GOVERNOR AND THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY UNDER ROOSEVELT AND THIS WAS HIS SUMMER HOME WHILE LIVING IN WASHINGTON. AND HIS WIFE AND HIMSELF WOULD COME DOWN AND SPEND THE WEEKEND AND SHE WOULD WRITE FOR "THE WASHINGTON POST" A LITTLE ARTICLE ABOUT HOW SHE SPENT HER WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY.)) [RUNS:20]
The bed and breakfast offers beautifully decorated guest rooms and a suite...each named after a former owner of the Eldon estate.
And according to the innkeepers, a few people who had lived here still haven't left...
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[SOT 12:51:27]

((PEGGY WESLEY/INNKEEPER: WE DO HAVE ONE GHOST FROM THE CIVIL WAR. IT WAS A MAN WHO WAS STAYING HERE DURING THE CIVIL WAR. THIS WAS A HOSPITAL. AND HE LOST HIS LEG AND THEN HE DIED. SO, HE'S BEEN LOOKING FOR HIS LEG. AND THEN WE WERE TOLD JUST THIS PAST CHRISTMAS SEASON BY ONE OF OUR GUESTS THAT WE HAVE ANOTHER GHOST AND IT HAPPENS TO BE GOVERNOR SWANSON.)) [RUNS:23]
Wesley says she's never seen any of the ghosts, but those who have, say they're very "friendly".
A little girl who used to live in the home even wrote a poem about them.
Besides hosting supernatural beings, the inn also hosts formal gatherings like weddings, wine tastings, and corporate dinners.
Nightly rates run from 80 to 130- dollars, including breakfast.
But with house specialties like this Duck a l'Orange...you might be tempted to stick around for dinner, too.

Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Pittsylvania County.))
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[ANCHOR=ANDREW]
[GRAPHIC=FS WDBJ WEB ADDRESS]


For directions to the Inn at Eldon, check out our web site at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.

[Profile-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=Virginia Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profiles]

Next week a popular Roanoke restaurant turns 70.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Texas Tavern can satisfy your craving for a cheesy western -- a hamburger with an egg on top -- 24 hours a day. Dan Siler's the guy who's been sliding chili across the bar for 40 years. In this week's Virginia Profile, Siler sings a new tune.
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[SOT 13:09:11]
[SOT 12:36:06]
((nat sot singing

BUTT BUTT BUTT I'M REAL PROUD OF DAN. I'M GLAD TO CALL HIM A FRIEND.))
[RUNS=:07]
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[VO-NAT]

Pull up a chair and chat with Dan Siler about who he's met and what he's seen inside the Texas Tavern.
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[anchor=Denise]

That's coming up tomorrow on News7 Sunday morning beginning at 8. [TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD 9403]