[Fatal-Ax]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

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


Speed may have been partly to blame for an accident that took the lives of a woman and six children in California.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Livermore, CA;]


The woman is believed to be the mother of the children.
A man who was also in the van, who's believed to be the father, was only slightly injured.
Highway Patrol says the van was speeding when it blew a tire, hit a tree and burst into flames last night.
The children were reportedly between the ages of 4 and 15.
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[11Finn]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-14 1:36:28]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Supreme Court]


The Governor lost a high profile battle over end-of-life decisions in 1998.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But yesterday, Virginia's Supreme Court sided with Governor Jim Gilmore.
Even though the court says Gilmore had NO right to intervene in Michele Finn's decision to pull her comatose husband's feeding tubes, the court says the Governor should NOT have to pay Mrs. Finn's legal bills, because he thought he was acting responsibly.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:29:55]
[IN Q=I feel very]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I FEEL VERY PLEASED THAT THEY RECOGNIZED THE GOVERNOR'S RIGHT AND DUTY TO PROTECT THOSE WHO CAN'T PROTECT THEMSELVES.))
[SOT 12:01:56]

((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-SPRINGFIELD: HE PUT THAT WOMAN THROUGH HELL. AND TO ME, THE STATE SHOULD REIMBURSE THE LADY FOR THE LEGAL EXPENSES THAT SHE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THAT.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Springfield; :10]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=result of that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The legislature approved 48-thousand dollars last year to help Mrs. Finn with her expenses.
That money is now tied up in another lawsuit.
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[11Coca-Cola]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The Supreme Court made another ruling saying Coca Cola Bottling must pay personal property taxes on vending machines.
The Roanoke Bottling plant had balked at paying the tax, claiming the vending machines were part of the manufacturing process- -not subject to local property taxes.
The court agreed with Botetourt County Judge George Honts, declaring that the machines are not used in manufacturing but merely in selling the finished product.

[11Bomb-Threats]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-09 4:38]
[GRAPHIC=Bomb Threat Charges]


A 15 year old boy has been charged with phoning in bomb threats.
He was arrested for three calls made to Dunbar Middle School and E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lynchburg authorities have dealt with six bomb threats in just the past two weeks.
Police want students to realize that they have the ability to track these phone calls.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:27:03]
[IN Q=We were able]

((LT. WAYNE CYRUS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE WERE ABLE TO DETERMINE THE ORIGIN OF THE CALLS AND THE TIMES THE CALLS WERE MADE, AND WE HAD A GREAT DEAL OF COOPERATION FROM SCHOOL STAFF AND ADMINISTRATION AND OTHER PEOPLE STARTED COMING FORWARD WITH INFORMATION.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Wayne Cyrus/Lynchburg Police]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=with information.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Two girls were arrested last week for threatening to bomb Heritage High School.
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[11Waterworks]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-03 46:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The owner of Waterworks COULD lose his business plus 24-thousand dollars for mismanagement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Robert Winney owns Waterworks -- a utility company serving four Smith Mountain lake subdivisions. [tape 99-42 TC 6:05]
[SUPER=04-September 1999;]

The State Corporation Commission says Winney will not repair leaks, lets the tanks run dry, and overcharges customers.
He also refused to pay his electric bills, risking the entire system being shut down. Winney says he could serve his customers if the S-C-C would let him raise his rates. The S-C-C has NOT ruled yet but has proposed charging Winney 24-thousand-dollars and appointing a new owner for Waterworks.
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[11Finch]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Felony charges have been moved forward against a former teacher's aide who allegedly had sex with a student. Yesterday, a judge certified two charges against 26-year-old Tracey Leigh Finch. The judge also convicted her of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and gave her a 90-day suspended jail sentence. Finch is accused of having sex with a Glenvar High School student who was 16 at the time. Finch lost her job after she was charged in January.

[Bob-Jones]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 saturday Morning]


Political rivals John McCain and George W. Bush finally agree on one thing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC;]


Bob Jones University did the right thing by ending its ban on interracial dating.
The university is running full page ads in USA Today to answer national criticism of its ban.
University President Bob Jones the third says in the ads that the Greenville school has been wrongly painted as racist and anti-Catholic.
But Jones has an essay on the school's Web site that describes Roman Catholicism and Mormonism ``as cults which call themselves Christian.''
Bush's campaign stop at the conservative school in South Carolina has become an issue in the G-O-P presidential race.
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[11Census]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


U-S Census forms are on their way to households nationwide.
It only happens once a decade. And Census officials say filling out these forms is in your best interest.
Joy Sutton has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Penn/Census Office Manager;19]
[SUPER=07-Patricia Banks;1:11]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:26]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=News 7]

((Making sure everyone is counted in the 2 thousand Census is not any easy job.
That's according to Ruby Penn -- The Local Census Office manager -- she says thousands of forms have to be sent through the mail and hand delivered -- and even after all of that some people still don't participate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:20]
[IN Q=A lot of people think]

((RUBY PENN/CENSUS OFFICE MGR. A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK IT'S NOT IMPORTANT AND IT DOESN'T MATER IF ONE PERSON IS NOT COUNTED. BUT EVERY INDIVIDUAL NEEDS TO BE COUNTED BECAUSE IT DETERMINES THE AMOUNT OF REPRESENTATION WE HAVE IN CONGRESS AS WELL AS THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WILL BE BROUGHT BACK INTO EACH COMMUNITY)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=schools]


Money that Penn says can be used to build new schools -- improve and expand roads -- and bring more hospitals to area.
And she says children are often the ones unaccounted for -- even though they have the most to gain.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT20:01]
[IN Q=If we can get an]

((RUBY PENN: IF WE CAN GET AN ACCURATE COUNT OF THE CHILDREN THEN IT DETERMINES WHEN AND WHERE SCHOOLS WILL BE BUILT. IT DETERMINES WERE OFFICES LIKE THE HEAD START PROGRAMS WILL BE. AND IT ALSO HELPS US DETERMINE WHERE WE'RE GOING TO LOCATE FACILITIES FOR DAY CARE)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=for day care]


Despite the benefits... some still refuse to participate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT9:44]
[IN Q= A lot of people]

((PATRICIA BANKS: A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN GET A HOLD OF PAPERS LIKE THAT JUST TO GET INTO YOUR HOUSE. SOMETIMES PEOPLE KNOW YOU'RE A SINGLE PARENT. YOU NEVER CAN BE TOO CAREFUL)) [RUNS9]
[OUT Q=too careful]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:35]
[IN Q=It's violating your privacy]

(( DIANE JOHNSON: IT'S VIOLATING YOUR PRIVACY AND THE PRIVACY OF YOUR FAMILY)) [RUNS5]
[OUT Q=your family]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER:BUT PENN SAYS THAT'S NOT THE CASE. SHE SAYS ALL THE INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL AND NO OTHER GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OR BUSINESS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION))
(---------------)))
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The local office is in need of volunteers to deliver forms...
(++++++++) [TAKE PRE-PRO FS] for more information contact the Census Job line at 1-888-325-7733 for more information.
(++++++++)



[Still-Update]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


An update on the moon-shine case in Pittsylvania County. The Immigration and Naturalization Service says the believed illegal immigrants involved will not be deported. Antonio and Beda (Bah-dah) Garcia were released on bond yesterday after spending two days in jail. The Garcias were arrested Wednesday after authorities found a 16-hundred gallon moonshine still and 65 gallons of finished liquor near Chatham.

[11Body-Piercing]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-60 1:19:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you're under the age of 18, you CAN'T get a tattoo in Virginia without your parents or a medical professional along.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But, you can still get a body piercing.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 08:36:30]
[IN Q=I like 'em]

((ELIZABETH BROMBEREK/15 YEAR OLD: I LIKE 'EM PERSONALLY. CAUSE I WANT TO GET MY TONGUE PIERCED AND MY EYEBROW PIERCED. AND I THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES FREELY.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Bromberek/15 year-old;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=themselves freely.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But a bill that's sailing through the General Assembly would add body piercing to the tattoo law age limit.
Some piercing parlors say they like the bill -- because they already prohibit minors from getting pierced without a parent.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It depends]
[SOT 13:00:58 ]

((ERICA BARNES/BODY-PIERCER: IT DEPENDS ON YOUR MATURITY LEVEL. SOMEBODY COMES IN HERE AND IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE A PIERCING IN A CERTAIN PLACE, OR THE PARENT ISN'T REALLY WANTING THEM TO GET IT AND THEY LOOK LIKE THEY'VE BEEN FORCED TO COME HERE, WE WILL SAY NO.))
[SUPER=01-Erica Barnes/Body-Piercer;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=will say no.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bill would become law in July.
The maximum sentence for a prohibited piercing would be up to six months in jail and a thousand dollar fine.
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[11Regional-Jail]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-51 1:37:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Construction is nearly complete on the new central Virginia regional jail. You don't necessarily have to commit a crime to stay there, but you will have to pay a price.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

It's a 29- million dollar complex designed to hold more than 400 prisoners from around the region.
Officials say it's a big improvement over the existing jail.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:22:20]
[IN Q=More room is]

((CHRIS WEBB/BLUE RIDGE REGIONAL JAIL ADMINISTRATOR: MORE ROOM IS PROBABLY THE BIG DIFFERENCE AND YEAH, IT'S NEWER, CLEANER, BUT I THINK AS PEOPLE LOOK AROUND AND SEE IT'S STILL A LOT OF CEMENT AND A LOT OF STEEL, IT'S PRETTY STARK AND NOT AN ENVIRONMENT THAT I'D CHOOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Webb/Blue Ridge Regional Jail]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=that I'd choose.]
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[VO-NAT]


The general public can, however, spend a night in the new jail.. for a hundred bucks.
The money will benefit the local Crimestoppers program.. and you'll be treated to free food and entertainment.
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[6-Food-Sensitivity]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's like acupuncture without the pins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

A certified holistic nurse assesses clients' overall health by measuring electrical impulses. Mary Lynn Lipscomb places a tool on certain points on the hand and it sends a signal to organs, tissue and nerves all over the body.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:15:35:29]
[IN Q=Energetic pathways are]

((MARY LYNN LIPSCOMB/HOLISTIC NURSE: ENERGETIC PATHWAYS ARE SOMETIMES CALLED ACUPUNCTURE MERIDIAN ALTHOUGH I DO NOT INSERT NEEDLES, IT'S NON INVASIVE. I'M TAKING A PROBE AND I'M MEASURING THE RESISTANCE OF THE FLOW OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY THROUGH THOSE PATHWAYS.))
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=those pathways.]
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[VO NAT]
Anne Christiansen had colon cancer surgery in October.
After working with Lipscomb for several months to see where the problems were, she was able to treat herself.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:11:00]
[IN Q=The key]

((THE KEY IS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM AND HER APPROACH HELPS YOU DO THAT. YOU HAVE TO DO THE HOMEWORK, BUT SHE DOES THE ASSESSING AND MAKES SUGGESTIONS, AND FROM THERE ON IT'S UP TO YOU.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=to you]
(------------------)

[VO NAT]
The cost of each assessment ranges from 30 to 90 dollars a session.
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[Playstation]


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


Sony's new Playstation Two hit the stores in Japan today and sold out almost immediately.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


People waited in long lines for up to nine hours to plunk down 370 dollars for the sophisticated game machine.
PlayStation Two not only runs games, but it also plays D-V-D movies and C-Ds, and can connect the user to the Internet, all with stereo-quality sound.
Analysts say it's as powerful as a super-computer.
Sony is pitting PlayStation Two against Sega, which makes the Dreamcast game machine, and Nintendo, maker of N-64 and the portable Game Boy.
It will be available in the U-S, in time for the Christmas shopping season.
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[Statler-Museum]


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


For more than four decades, the Statler Brothers have been making music around the world.
But the group started out in Western Virginia-- The group's members are all Virginia natives.
In this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom heads up to their hometown of Staunton for a tour of the Statler Museum.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Staunton/July 4, 1994; :01]
[SUPER=03-Staunton; :18]
[SUPER=01-Cathey Morton/Statler Tour Guide; :41]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:46]
[RUNS=2:28]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Staunton.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:52:24 statler file tape]

((NAT SOUND OF SINGING)) [RUNS:07]
These guys have been belting out tunes since before Shania was even born...
And during this age of country cross- overs, the Statler Brothers have stayed true to tradition.
Their roots originate in Staunton...it was in this auditorium where the group won its first talent contest in 1955.
The two ACTUAL brothers in the group, Harold and Don Reed attended school here.
The building is now the Statler Museum... ground zero for the group's business dealings.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:27:01]

((CATHEY MORTON/STATLER TOUR GUIDE: THE UPPER LEVEL HOUSES THEIR PRIVATE OFFICES. AND STARTING FROM THE LEFT, THE FIRST IS DON'S AND THAT IS DON'S SEVENTH GRADE CLASSROOM. DON IS THE MAIN SONGWRITER OF THE GROUP. HE'S ALSO IN CHARGE OF ALL PUBLIC RELATIONS. )) [RUNS:15]
Phil Bosley and Jimmy Fortune round out the quartet... Fortune replaced an original member in 1982.
During the museum tour, you'll learn that The Statlers began their career singing gospel in the 50s and 60s...then switched over to country.
Around that time, the group also changed its name from "The Kingsmen"...its new name came from a box of Statler Facial Tissues.
As the Statler Brothers, they've received a room- full of gifts from devoted fans and several trophy cases of awards.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:31:35]

((CATHEY MORTON/STATLER TOUR GUIDE: THEY HAVE RECEIVED THREE GRAMMYS. THEY'VE BEEN HONORED IN NASHVILLE FOR THEIR GRAMMYS AT STAR WALK. THEY'VE HAD THEIR HANDPRINTS PLACED IN THE WALK THERE. THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS ARE AT THE BOTTOM, THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY AWARDS BEHIND THOSE.)) [RUNS:17]
Also on display, tokens of appreciation for their 1989 single "More Than a Name on the Wall", a song that honored veterans.
Throughout their career, the Statlers have recorded more than 40 albums...but haven't had a new release in a while.
The song, "Flowers on the Wall" did reach a diverse audience in the mid- 90s when it was featured in the film, "Pulp Fiction."
Although they're said to be back in the studio now in Nashville....their best recognition may be for never forgetting where they came from.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:34:50]

((CATHEY MORTON/STATLER TOUR GUIDE: WHAT YOU SEE IS TRULY WHO AND WHAT THEY ARE. THEY WALK OUR STREETS FREELY. AND IT'S NOT THAT OUR CITY DOESN'T CARE FOR THEM OR WE'VE LOST RESPECT. I THINK EVERYBODY'S STILL IN AWE OF THEIR CREATIVITY AND WHAT THEY'VE DONE WITH THEIR CAREERS AND WHAT THEY'VE DONE FOR OUR COMMUNITY. BUT THEY TRULY ARE THE GUYS NEXT DOOR.)) [RUNS:20] [use more statler file of parade 0:53:46]
And neighbors who, clearly, are always welcome.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Staunton.))
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[ANCHOR=ANDREW]
[GRAPHIC=FS Web Address 4472]


If you enjoyed this segment on the Statler Museum, why not drive up there and check it out yourself?
You'll find directions on our web site at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.









[Sunday-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Denise/Andrew 2-SHOT]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

[STAY IN 2 SHOT]
Coming up tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.....
[Anchor=Denise]


Are you as healthy as you think? One way to find out is at Lewis Gale Foundation's upcoming health screening. Lina (Lena) Guilliams (Gwilliams) explains what tests they offer and who should get them.

[Anchor=Andrew]


and find out how you can get a free ticket to Tuesday's Roanoke Express Game. The key is being one of the first people to give blood. It's all part of Red Cross Night. The head of the Roanoke Chapter explains all the details.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=TAKE FS SUNDAY MORNING BOARD 9407]

(-------------) Join us for those stories plus much more tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning beginning at 8.