[helicopter-crash]

[ANCHOR=denise]

[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]



State Police say a motorist reportedly saw a helicopter going down near Ironto off Interstate 81 this morning.
Fire and rescue squads are searching the area. Lifeguard Ten has been called in to help.
Authorities say nothing has been found at this time.
We do have a crew on the scene and will pass along any information as soon as it becomes available.

[11Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=99-]
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An 18 year old was shot outside a fast food restaurant last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]

It happened in the parking lot of McDonalds restaurant on Riverside Drive in Danville around 10-15.
That's when police tell us Winzell Lamont Shelton was shot in the stomach. He was taken to Danville Regional Hospital where he came out of surgery O-K. Officials tell us they are talking to suspects but no one's been charged.
And there's no word on a motive.
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[ROANOKE-FIRE]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=fire]


A trailer catches on fire this morning in Roanoke but the resident got out unharmed.
The blaze started just after four this morning on the 4500 block of Thirlane Road. Investigators are searching for the cause of the fire. They don't know where it started, but are thankful that the fire did not spread to other trailers in the park.

[11Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-50 1:43:47]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Another fire damaged a Roanoke home yesterday.
And authorities are treating it as suspicious.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The fire inspector was called to this house on Troxell Road in Southeast shortly after four.
It took fire fighters about a half hour to extinguish the flames - no one was injured.
Officials say there was severe damage to the structure and it could be a total loss.
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[Missing-Jet]


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


An Afghanistan jetliner that disappeared on a domestic flight today was highjacked.
Officials say the plane landed in a neighboring country and stayed on the ground for four hours.
The Ariana Airlines Boeing 727 is now in the air headed for an unknown destination.
151 passengers and 15 crew members are on board.

[Train-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=TRAIN DERAILMENT]


At least six people are dead this morning after a train derailment near Cologne, Germany.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cologne, Germany;]


More than 100 of the passengers are injured.
Rescue workers continue to search the wreckage for victims.
Officials say the train jumped the track early today after crossing a series of switches to avoid track work.
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[Campaign-2000]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=CAMPAIGN 2000]


Vice President Al Gore is celebrating the winning of a battle in the Campaign 2000 war.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Castle, DE;]


Voters in Delaware's primary chose Gore over former Senator Bill Bradley.
Fewer than seven percent of the state's registered voters turned out for the state-run straw poll.
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[anchor=denise]
[ss=hold]


Meanwhile GOP hopeful John McCain's camp says McCain won't be burned in the South Carolina primary by his efforts to raise taxes on tobacco.

The presidential hopeful pushed a bill that would have raised cigarette taxes by a dollar-10 a pack.[Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=tobacco]


U-S Representative Rick Boucher says Burley tobacco farmers and quota holders in southwest Virginia who were hit hard by this last week's quota reduction will receive federal aid.
Boucher also announced Friday a plan to strengthen the burley tobacco program by taking steps that could increase the quotas this year and in future years.
He says burley farmers will be getting money in about six weeks that will be equal to 1-dollar for each pound by which the farmer's quota was reduced this year.
The money comes from legislation Boucher helped get approved in Congress last year.

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=Health check]
[GRAPHIC=health check]


The government says it's having to get tough.
You may already know anyone on the net can get the most popular prescription drugs without a prescription.
But you may not know despite warnings from FDA the business of offering these drugs isn't getting smaller, it's getting bigger.
Dr. Michael Breen has the story.
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[SOT 02/04/2000 - 14MW]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :01 ]
[SUPER=01-Darryl Temkin/Pharmacist; :20 ]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Breen/Reporting; :37]
[SUPER=01-Margaret Wright/Customer; :55]
[SUPER=01-Gary Marks/Customer; :59]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=CBS News]

(( YOU KNOW YOU CAN GET VIAGRA ONLINE ...AND DIET DRUGS LIKE XENICAL.

BUT NOW IF YOU HAVE ARTHRITIS, YOU CAN PURCHASE THE PAIN RELIEVER CELEBREX ONLINE..IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES, YOU CAN PURCHASE CLARTIN..AND IF YOU'RE DEPRESSED YOU CAN EVEN BUY PROZAC.
(PHARM,SOT)



IT'S A DANGEROUS DRUG TO BE TAKING WITHOUT A DOCTOR KNOWING WHO YOU ARE.
THAT'S WHY STATES ARE CLAMPING DOWN ..THIS TEXAS SITE'S BEEN FORCED TO STOP GIVING DRUGS WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION.

THE PROBLEM IS SITES ABROAD...IN HONG KONG...OR JAPAN OR GERMANY.

THE FDA HAS SENT A WARNING TO ALL OFFSHORE SITES ALERTING THEM THAT IT'S ILLEGAL TO SEND DRUGS TO THE UNITED STATES...AND IF THEY DO IT'LL SEIZE THOSE DRUGS THE MOMENT THEY REACH U.S. SOIL.

THE F-D-A SAYS THE DRUGS ARE A SERIOUS THREAT TO PATIENTS...AND THE CUSTOMERS WE TALKED TO TONIGHT SEEMED TO AGREE.

ANY DRUG GIVEN TO THE WRONG PERSON IN THE WRONG HANDS IS DANGEROUS.
AND THE GOVERNMENT SAYS IN SOME CASES THE DRUGS MAY BE OUTDATED OR IMPROPERLY STORED.
BUT THE F-D-A ADMITS IT'S GET TOUGH ATTITUDE MAY CARRY LESS WEIGHT WHEN THE DANGER TO PATIENTS IS HALF A WORLD AWAY.
DR. MICHAEL BREEN FOR CBS NEWS.))
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=HOLD]


It's especially tough for the FDA because there's so much money to be made.
Drug companies sell these drugs to other countries for far less than they do here.
The companies can charge competitive prices for this country...and pocket the difference.









[Reel-Open]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Reel Open]
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February is Black History month.
It's been 40 years since the Greensboro Sit-Ins when 4 young African American men took a stand against segregation by sitting down.
During the 1960's, the Civil Rights movement heated up throughout the south. Protests were held as close as Danville.
Keith Humphry takes a look in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[Sit-In-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Virginia Newsreel]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=21-Greensboro, NC/1960; : 02]
[SUPER=21-Danville/1963; :54]
[SUPER=21-Keith Humphry/Reporting; 1:25]
[SUPER=21-Martin Luther King, Jr./1963; 1:50]
[RUNS=2:21]
[OUT Q=I'm Keith Humphry]

((The Woolworth Store in Greensboro, North Carolina is considered the birthplace of the civil rights movement.
It's where the first lunch counter sit-in took place. At that time, African Americans could shop at Woolworth's, and eat at a stand-up snack bar. But they were not allowed to eat at the lunch counter reserved for whites.
On February 1st 1960, four North Carolina A-and-T Freshman sat down at the lunch counter and tried to place an order. They were told they could not sit there, but the four young men did not budge. They stayed until the store closed and promised to return the next day. Not only did they keep their promise, but more students joined in the effort. The peaceful protests had an impact. Within six months, three local stores changed their policies and integrated the lunch counters.
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[SOT Tape A26 :11]
[IN Q=Nat Sound]

((Nat Sound Marchers)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=Nat Sound]


Protests sprang up across the South, including one in Danville in 1963.
Marches and rallies were held in the streets and on the steps of the city municipal building.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT Tape A26 6:45]
[IN Q=WE WANT]

((WE WANT FREEDOM OF THE ENTIRE CITY IN THAT WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO ANY PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS OF OUR CHOICE)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=OF OUR CHOICE]


Violence erupted on the night of June 13th, 1963. It became known as Bloody Monday.
Firemen with high-pressure hoses and police officers with night sticks were brought in to break up the crowd of singing and praying demonstrators around the jail and courthouse.
The next day protesters showed reporters injuries they said were inflicted by local police. City officials showed the media pictures of weapons they said were seized from the marchers.
Martin Luther King Jr. came to Danville to support the protesters' efforts.
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[sot 18:59 Tape A26]
[in Q=Now There]

((INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE. AND AS LONG AS THIS COMMUNITY HAS PROBLEMS AND AS LONG AS THE NEGRO IS NOT FREE IN DANVILLE VIRGINIA, THE NEGRO IS NOT FREE ANYWHERE IN THE USA.))
[Out Q=United States of America]


Many of the three hundred people arrested during the civil rights protests were picked up while blocking the entrances to businesses that they said served whites only.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.))

[11Business-Review]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=Business Review]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]


More layoffs in Southwest Virginia.... and a setback for the union on strike at Rubatex.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=music/animation]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=i'm sg]

[NOTHING ON CHROMAKEY THIS WEEK] (([99-46 at 1:43:26]
This week on the Review ... Volvo Trucks unloads another 500 workers.
The Dublin plant has laid off more than 900 since December.
Volvo says it's cutting production while demand for commercial trucks is slowing. [99-49 at 1:11:24]
Also slowing is Norfolk Southern's recovery from a messy merger.
The railroad announced it's eliminating 18-hundred positions through layoffs and early retirement.
N-S profits and its stock price have been in a free fall since the railroad took over part of Conrail in June. [99-48 at 1:31:41]
Hundreds of Southsiders who've been laid off pleaded their case in Richmond this week.
The former textile workers are asking for Medicaid and increased unemployment benefits.
A vote on the Textile Workers Relief Act was promised for next Wednesday. [99-47 at 1:51:37]
A setback for the union on strike at Bedford's biggest employer.
Federal labor officials dismissed 4 unfair-labor practice charges against Rubatex.
The Steelworkers Local 240 says it will appeal.
The company still has to explain why it placed video cameras near picket lines. [99-47 at 1:45:17]
The hundred doctors who have not left the Lewis-Gale Clinic are now trying to buy it back from its parent company.
The number of doctors who HAVE quit this year grew to 30 this week.
They accuse parent company PhyCor of mismanagement. [DOW JONES PRE PRO]
It was a winning week on Wall Street.
The Dow picked up 225 points, closing near 11-thousand.
The Nasdaq rose to a new record.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
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[2-helicopter-crash]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]



State Police say a motorist reportedly saw a helicopter going down near Ironto off Interstate 81 this morning.
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[Super=03-Montgomery Co.]



The 9-1-1 call was placed at 6:30 this morning. As of right now, authorities say a ground search has turned up nothing. They are waiting for lifeguard ten to do an aerial search. Authorities say it is almost impossible to find a an aircraft from the ground.. In most cases the Roanoke Tower can pick up an emergency locator from a downed aircraft, but in this case they are not picking up a signal. Again at this point it is not confirmed if a helicopter went down , authorities are going off a tip.


(-------------)[11Arrest]



[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Bedford County prosecutors have dropped a murder-for-hire charge against a Florida man who they believe was entrapped by a police informant. Now the investigation has turned to the informant himself - nineteen-year-old Paul Pearce who was arrested in August.
A Bedford County Sheriff's department undercover agent testified that Pearce gave him a 100-dollar down payment to kill a Florida pool hall manager who had filed assault charges against Pearce. But a Sheriff's Office investigation revealed that Paul Weinstein talked Pearce into soliciting the crime and introduced Pearce to the undercover officer. Weinstein has since disappeared.


[Alaska-Air]


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


Another Alaska Air jet has had trouble in the air.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Reno, NV;]


Flight 631 made an emergency landing in Reno, Nevada.
An airlines spokesman says that, just like in last week's crash, the pilot of Flight 631 had reported a problem with the horizontal stabilizer.
The problem occurred just minutes after the plane took off from Reno, bound for Seattle.
None of the 140 passengers was hurt. A replacement plane left for Seattle later Saturday night.
[super=03-Malibu, CA;]


The victims of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 were remembered at a private service in Malibu, California, yesterday.
One-thousand people attended the service on the seaside campus of Pepperdine University.
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[Episcopal-Conference]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Southwest Virginia Episcopalians are taking the lead in defending the teaching of evolution in public schools. The group wrapped up the 82-nd annual Council of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia in Roanoke this weekend.
The council passed a resolution declaring its support for scientific investigation and opposition into the ban of the teaching of scientific theories including the theory of evolution. The group says the statement was a reaction to recent efforts in other states to have the teaching of evolution devalued or restricted.


[11March]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-04 11:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Not as many people turned out for the fifth annual "Thousand Man March" in Roanoke as organizers hoped for, but those that did attend say the march is symbolizes hope.
Joy Sutton explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=04-Feb. 24, 1996;21]
[SUPER=01-Harold Cannaday/March Organizer;55]
[SUPER=01-Mac McCadden/Participant;1:25]
[SUPER=@Joy2;1:49]
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[OUT Q=n7 Roanoke]
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[nat sot men walking 37:05]
[IN Q=If you don't give]

((IF YOU DON'T GIVE UP. I'm going to try again next year))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=next year]


They were few in number but united in spirit.
15 African American men marching from Washington Park Pool to Lucy Addison Middle School in the Thousand Man March.


Just four years ago, though, the turnout was much different.
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[ nat sot 96 march]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=]


At the thousand man march held in 19-96, at least 300 men and boys from all across Southwest Virginia came to Roanoke that year -- to show they were committed to improving their communities.
[nat sot 37:51]
[IN Q= We shall overcome]

(( singing we shall over come))
[RUNS= 4]


Harold Cannaday is organizer of the march.
He says the dwindling numbers can be discouraging -- but he refuses to stop marching.
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[SOT 23:10]
[IN Q=trying to get]

((HAROLD CANNADAY/MARCH ORGANIZER: TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER, TO PROBLEM SOLVE IN THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT TASK. BUT I'M NOT PLANNING ON GIVING THAT UP UNTIL WE REACH A QUOTA OF GETTING A THOUSAND MEN))
[RUNS= 18]
[OUT Q=a thousand men]


Cannaday says this year he even decided to invite men of all races -- so they could work together towards improving disadvantaged neighborhoods.
And for many of the men -- this march is symbolic.
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[SOT27:28]
[IN Q=Sometimes people]

((MAC MCCADDEN/MARCHER: SOMETIMES PEOPLE BECOME COMPLACENT WITH THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING OVER AND OVER AGAIN BUT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THAT SOME PEOPLE HAVEN'T GIVEN UP THE CAUSE))
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[OUT Q=given up the cause]
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[nat sot 38:42]
[IN Q=We pray that]

((WE PRAY THAT YOU WOULD STIR-UP INTEREST OF MORE MEN TO PARTICIPATE IN FUNCTIONS OF THIS NATURE))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=of this nature]


And the prayer and the goal -- is that one day one-thousand men of all races will march down Orange Avenue together and united.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))


















[11Stamps]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-46 2:05;39]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Stamp collecting is a popular hobby-- enjoyed by folks of all ages.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, dozens of collectors came out to the Roanoke Valley Stamp Fair held at the Day's Inn on Plantation Road.

Nine dealers were on hand -- selling some stamps as cheap as 10-cents and others for thousands of dollars.
Some dealers say teachers are also starting to realize the importance of buying stamps.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 34:52]
[IN Q=It gives them]

((WAYNE SATTERWHITE/STAMP DEALER: IT GIVES THEM ANOTHER TEACHING TOOL. IT'S A LOT OF HISTORY MOST OF YOUR FAMOUS PEOPLE AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER HAVE BEEN PICTURED ON STAMPS, A LOT OF FAMOUS PLACES HAVE BEEN PICTURED ON STAMPS))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Satterwhite/Stamp Dealer]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=pictured on stamps]
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[VO-NAT]


All of the American stamps can be used for postage -- but ones from foreign countries can only be used as collector items.
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[11Science-Convention]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-47 1:54:55]
[GRAPHIC=none]


If you're a science fiction fan there's an event for you in Roanoke this weekend.
Yesterday Dozens of fans headed to the "Festival of Fools".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It's all part of the (SHE-vuh-CON) SheVaCon convention-- which stands for the Shenandoah Valley Convention.
The event is taking place this weekend at the Wyndham Hotel in Roanoke.
At this convention there are all types of items to see and buy from swords to creative art work.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT23:10]
[IN Q=SheVaCon]

((ROBERT ROBERTS/SHEVACON: SHEVACON IS A SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, ART AND LITERARY CONVENTION. WE BRING ARTISTS, WE BRING IN WRITERS. BASICALLY IT'S A CHANCE FOR YOU TO MEET PEOPLE WHO YOU'VE ONLY SEEN THERE WORK IN A BOOK STORE OR ARTWORK))
[SUPER=01-Robert Roberts/SheVaCon]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=or artwork]
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[VO-NAT]


Even the man that plays (Gallon) Galen -- the wizard character first seen on the television series Babylon Five and now on the follow-up series Crusade -- was on hand to meet with fans.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 29:28]
[IN Q=As an actor]

((PETER WOODWARD/ACTOR: AS AN ACTOR YOU ASK YOURSELF HOW AM I EQUIPPED TO KNOW HOW TO PLAY THIS CHARACTER. SO YOU REALLY DO RELY ON YOUR WRITERS. SO FORTUNATELY SCIENCE FICTION GENRE HAS SOME OF THE BEST WRITERS AROUND))
[SUPER=01-Peter Woodward/Actor]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=best writer around]
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[VO-NAT]


This is the first time the event has been held in Roanoke.
The convention continues today -- and costs 10 dollars.
The proceeds from the event are donated to the Virginia Wild Life Center.
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[11Drummer]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-49 1;17:42]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Despite the cold weather, one local musician put his drums to use in several area parks.
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[nat sot 6:56]
[RUNS=06]
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke ]


Lakewood Park in Roanoke is just one of three in the area that John Saunders played yesterday.
He put an ad in the local paper to let people know to stop by and listen.
Saunders says while he has gotten a few strange looks -- he felt it was a good time to put his six-thousand dollars worth of equipment to use.
Saunders has been playing the drums for 14 years.
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[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Profile Open]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profiles]

The Roanoke Millionare's Club -- more commonly known as the Texas Tavern -- turns 70 this week. The mayor plans to declare next Sunday "Texas Tavern Day" -- And Delegate Chip Woodrum wants the General Assembly to honor the restaurant. For this week's Virginia Profile, Tina Tenret took a seat at the Texas Tavern to find out why someone would stay there 40 years.

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[VA-Profile]


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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=Va-profiles]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe wipe]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=order put in]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01]
[SUPER=01-Dan Siler/Cook; :26]
[SUPER=01-Steve Cockerham/Customer; 1:01]
[Super=01-Micheal Conn/Preacher; 1:42]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 2:02 QUICK]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=News 7]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

((ORDER PUT IN)) [RUNS:03] To be a Texas Tavern regular, you've got to learn the lingo. "A bowl with" means you want onions on your chili. A "cheesy western" gets you a burger topped with pickle and egg.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:51:00]
[SOT 12:05:01]
((NAT SOT SCRAMBLING EGG & GRILL.

butt butt butt EVERYTHING ON YOUR HAMBURGER, SIR? SURE I GOTCHA.)) [RUNS:07] Grilling up the grub is Dan Siler -- a 40-year-veteran of this 24-hour joint.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:48:12]
[IN Q=I like]

((DAN SILER/COOK: I LIKE MEETING THE PUBLIC. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: SO THAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF IT? SILER: YEAH, I LIKE MEETING PEOPLE AND TALKING TO PEOPLE.)) [RUNS:03] Siler's watched kids grow up here, then served THEIR children.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:38:52]

((THAT'S OKAY. I'LL GET IT FOR YOU. THAT WILL BE EASIER FOR YOU TO HOLD.)) [RUNS:03] He's quit a few times --
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[SOT 12:50:43]
[IN Q=Once in a while]

((SILER: ONCE IN A WHILE I GET PRETTY TIRED, AGGRAVATED. BUT I ALWAYS COME BACK.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=COME BACK]

Says he misses his customers.
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[SOT 11:40:02]
[SOT 12:35:13]
[SOT 13:09:11]
[IN Q=nat sot]
((NAT SOT OF CASH REGISTER. THANKS, CLIFF. THANK YOU.

BUTT BUTT BUTT STEVE COCKERHAM/CUSTOMER: DAN IS ONE OF THE FINEST FELLOWS YOU'D EVER WANT TO MEET. HE'S ALWAYS GOT A SMILE, HE'S ALWAYS GOT A GOOD JOKE FOR YOU AND YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT TO LOOK AT HIM, BUT HE SINGS GOSPEL MUSIC. BUTT BUTT BUTT
NAT SOT SINGING: OH THE JOY THAT FLOODS MY SOUL. SOMETHING HAPPENED AND NOW I KNOW HE TOUCHED ME AND MADE ME WHOLE.))

[RUNS:23]
[OUT Q=MADE ME WHOLE]

Dan Siler pays for Christmas parties at local nursing homes. As you watch this, he's getting ready for church.
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[SOT 12:55:18]
[SOT 13:09:35]
[SOT 13:09:41]
[SOT 13:09:57]
[SOT 11:37:19]
[SOT 12:56:18]



[IN Q=THAT'S MY MAIN]

((SILER: THAT'S MY MAIN THING. AS LONG AS I CAN LIVE FOR THE LORD AND GO OUT SINGING FOR HIM. butt butt butt MICHAEL CONN/PREACHER: WE HAVE TO PAY ANY EXTRA FOR YOUR SINGING TODAY? butt butt butt SILER: THAT'S MICHAEL CONN. HE'S MY PREACHER AND TO ME, HE'S THE BEST. butt butt butt CONN: I COME HERE AND EAT WITH DAN AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK. DAN ALWAYS FEEDS ME. butt butt butt SILER: SIXTEEN FOUR IS TWENTY. COME ON BACK. butt butt butt SILER: I JUST LIKE MEETING ALL THE PEOPLE. ALL THESE PEOPLE COME IN HERE, THEY'RE WONDERFUL PEOPLE. SOME TIME, NIGHTTIMES, YOU GET A FEW DRINKING. BUT ALL THESE PEOPLE, MOST ALL OF THEM ARE JUST AS GOOD AS CAN BE. YOU COULDN'T HAVE MUCH FINER PEOPLE COME IN HERE TO EAT.)) [RUNS:38]
[OUT Q=TO EAT]

Siler says he'll work here as long as his health holds out --
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Recently during News 7 Sports reports we've told you about several players who've reached the one thousand point milestone, but this college star has not only scored more than 1000 points, she's also pulled down over 1000 rebounds.
Needless to say stats like that are rare.
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Melisa Buchanan, or "Buck", as she's known on the campus of Ferrum College plays an all around game.
In addition to the 1000-plus points and rebounds, Buck is in the top 10 in the nation in Division three college basketball for blocked shots.
But the rebounding record is what's close to her heart.
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Buck's records are inspiring in themselves, but Coach Doonan says her persistence and hard work in practice motivate her teammates.
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Buck is a physical education major and would like to coach and teach after her playing days are done to pass on the most important lesson she's learned at Ferrum.
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Melisa says she would like to continue playing ball after college, maybe overseas.