[Hostage-Standoff]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Saturday Morning]


The standoff between accused murderer Joseph Palczynski (pal-ZIN'-skee) and police continues this morning in Maryland.
Police say Palczynski is holding at least three relatives of his former girlfriend hostage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dundalk, MD;]


Palczynski has been on the run since March seventh, when he allegedly shot three people to death while kidnapping his girlfriend just east of Baltimore. She escaped the next day.
Police say he also shot and killed a fourth person that day as he tried to steal a car.
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[Gun-Control]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-51]
[GRAPHIC=Gun Control]


A well-known gun company has signed an unprecedented deal with the government. It's meant to make guns safer, but it really protects Smith & Wesson from lawsuits. Tina Tenret shows us why.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sot]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :19]
[SUPER=01-Rickie Trail/On Target; :52]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

((As local gun traders set up for this weekend's show, the news hits.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=]
((nat sot shooting))

[RUNS:03] Smith & Wesson promises to include locks with all its guns and sell only to dealers. The government agrees to drop all lawsuits and never sue Smith & Wesson again.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:26:24]
[IN Q=All the new firearms for the past]

((RICKIE TRAIL/ON TARGET: ALL THE NEW FIREARMS FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS HAVE COME WITH LOCKS.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=LOCKS]

Rickie Trail manages a Roanoke gun store and says this is nothing new. Smith & Wesson already includes trigger locks. Other makers use cable locks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:26:30]
[IN Q=]

((.... LOCK THE CASE)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=LOCK THE CASE]

But it's up to the gun owner to use the locks -- so Trail says the government should stop firing lawsuits at gunmakers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:30:06]
[IN Q=You gotta start]

((YOU GOTTA START HOLDING ... NOT ONE OF THEM.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=not one of them]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:46:46]
[IN Q=]

((NONE OF THIS SEEMS TO FAZE ... TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]))


[Fatal-Fall]


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


A Fort Chiswell man died after falling nearly 150 feet from a ledge in a Bland County cave. Rescuers spent five hours Thursday recovering the body of 41-year-old Paul David Snowburg.
Authorities say they don't know the circumstances behind the fall but that he was accompanied by two teenagers. Snowburg was apparently killed instantly.

[Danville-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-10 8:13]
[GRAPHIC=accident]


One man was taken to the hospital following an accident in Danville.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


It happened just before seven last night when 52-year-old Paul Fouts (Fowts) was backing his van out of a driveway on Westover Drive. He was pulling a small trailer when Joseph Thomas-- also of Danville-- hit the trailer--lost control--and rolled over.
(------------)
[anchor=Denise]
[ss=accident]

Thomas was treated and released from the hospital. Fouts was charged with improper backing.

[6-Express-Rail]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:31:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Passenger rail service through Roanoke may be a reality in just a few years.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The General Assembly this year has agreed to spend more than nine million dollars to develop a high- speed passenger rail service between Bristol and Washington D.C.
The Trans- Dominion Express would include cities like Roanoke which currently don't have passenger train service.

[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

Proponents also say it's cheaper than building more highways.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:02:09]
[IN Q=Now we have]

((REX HAMMOND/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: NOW WE HAVE THIS VIABLE ALTERNATIVE, THE TRANS- DOMINION EXPRESS, CONNECTING WITH HIGH- SPEED RAIL FROM WASHINGTON D.C. TO RICHMOND, AND THAT'S AN EXCITING CONCEPT. WHAT WE'RE BUILDING IS THE INTERSTATE OF THE 21ST CENTURY.))
[SUPER=01-Rex Hammond/Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=the 21st century.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The 9- million dollars in state money will help pay for track improvements and buy equipment.
The rail line could begin service as early as 2003.
(------------)



[6-Vet-School]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-07 23:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]

More than 14-hundred of veterinary medicine's best and brightest converged on Virginia Tech's campus this week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Vet students from around the nation are here to gather more hands-on experience with their patients... and experiment with the latest high-tech gadgetry.
Students are trying their hands at everything from examining llamas to practicing acupuncture on ailing dogs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:21 - :26]
[IN Q=It's just exciting]

((BETTY MYERS/VET STUDENT: IT'S JUST EXCITING TO HAVE EVERYBODY HERE AND HAVE A CHANCE TO MEET PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO BE OUR COLLEAGUES FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES.))
[SOT 12:25 - :30]

((LEELA NORONHA/VET STUDENT: WE HAVE A GREAT FACULTY, WE HAVE A GREAT STUDENT BODY, GREAT FACILITIES AND WE'RE MAKING GREAT VETS.))
[SUPER=01-Betty Myers/Vet Student; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Leela Noronha/Vet Student; :05 QUICK!]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=making great vets.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The veterinary symposium was planned by Tech's vet students.
It's drawn students and staff from all of the nation's 27 vet schools..and continues today.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-56 14624TC]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA HOOPS]


In sports, yesterday's N-C-Double-A action produced a few breathers as Tulsa, U-Conn, Illinois, Cinncinnati and Temple all won comfortably.
But there were three nailbiters as Tennessee barely got by Louisiana and Florida needed an overtime to stop the Butler.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY/NCAA-CBS; :00]

One of best finishes of the day belongs to Seton Hall. Trailing 71-to-70 against Oregon, the Pirates Shaheen Holloway would go the length of the floor and scoop in this runner in overtime to lift 10th seeded Seton Hall over 7th seeded Oregon 72-to-71.
(------------)

[WIPE TO PINNACLE ] Today on Your Hometown Station, a full plate of March Madness, starting off with Kentucky and Syracuse at one, followed by Michigan State-Utah at 3:30. The Oklahoma-Purdue game is scheduled for 5:30 and our coveraged concludes with Maryland-UCLA at eight tonight.

(-------------)[S-Qualify]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-64 40122TC]
[GRAPHIC=DARLINGTON]


Jeff Gordon was the fastest at Darlington where the Winston Cup cars qualified for Sunday's Mall dot com 400.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/espn2; :00]

Last week's winner in Atlanta Dale Earnhardt was the 17th driver on the track and he immediately jumped on the provisional pole with a lap at 171 point 435 miles an hour. But he would have to settle for fourth. Three guys passed him including the final driver to qualify Jeff Gordon. He won his first pole of the season with a 172 point 662 mile an hour circuit. The top 25.
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Jeff Gordon/172.662/2. Kevin Lepage//3. Ward Burton//4. Dale Earnhardt//5. Mark Martin//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Elliott Sadler//7. Bobby Labonte//8. Bill Elliott//9. Tony Stewart//10. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. John Andretti//12. Dick Trickle//13. Robert Pressley//14. Jeff Fuller//15. Dave Blaney//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Matt Kenseth//17. Dale Jarrett//18. Kenny Irwin//19. Jerry Nadeau //20. Rusty Wallace//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Jeremy Mayfield//22. Ricky Rudd//23. Mike Skinner//24. Jimmy Spencer//25. Kenny Wallace//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=.....LAST SCORE."]
[Super=#555;reset]
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[TALENT=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=DARLINGTON]

Jeff Burton was 27th, Rick Mast 38th and Stacy Compton 46th.

[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports-plays]
[GRAPHIC=Washington Capitals]


In the N-H-L, another win for the Washington Capitals
The Caps beat Carolina 4-to-2.
Olaf Kolzig won his 35th game, tying a Caps' record for victories in a season.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/NHL-HTS;]


Irish eyes were smiling on St Patrick's day as Joe Murphy gets one of his two goals for Washington.
Jeff Halpern also found the net twice in the Caps four to two win. Washington is now 25-6-and-5 since New Year's Day.
[super=03-Phoenix, AZ/NHL-Fox-AZ;]


Nashville came from behind, Rookie David Gosselin with the score for the Predators to tie Phoenix at three in the third period.
Then with 64 seconds left in overtime Greg Johnson completes the come back with this game winning shot and Nashville beats Phoenix four to three in OT.
(------------)


[6-Dance-Company]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-57 1:18:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A world- renowned dance company is in Lynchburg this weekend, hoping to give some inner city kids a "leg up" on their own dance careers.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
((natsot dance w/music))
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=music fades down]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Alvin Ailey Dancers are finishing up a 31- city tour with a performance tonight at E.C. Glass High School.
Proceeds will benefit the Dance Theater of Lynchburg, which teaches children from low- income families the joys of dancing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:10:20]
[IN Q=I hope that]

((ANGELICA SALAZAR/ALVIN AILEY DANCER: I HOPE THAT THEY GET TOUCHED BY US, OUR ARTISTRY AND I HOPE THEY GET INSPIRED TO BECOME MAYBE AN ARTIST OR START DANCING, OR DO SOME ARTWORK INSTEAD OF JUST WATCHING T-V.))
[SUPER=01-Angelica Salazar/Alvin Ailey Dancer]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=just watching t-v.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The performance begins at 8 p-m at E.C. Glass.
Tickets are 15 dollars and are available at the door.
(------------)



[Rap-Shooting]


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


The former black militant once known as H. Rap Brown is now facing a murder charge.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A charge against Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, as he's now known, was upgraded Friday after one of two sheriff's deputies he allegedly shot Thursday night in Atlanta died.
The former Black Panther is also charged with aggravated battery. He disappeared after the shooting.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:38:30]
[IN Q=the deputies]
[SUPER=01-Sheriff Jacquelyn Barrett/Fulton Co. Sheriffs Department; ]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=shooting scene]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Deputy Ricky Kitchen died from the injuries he received.
His partner, Aldronan English is in serious condition.
The two deputies had been trying to arrest Al-Amin because he didn't appear in court on theft charges.
(------------)



[6-Blacksburg-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-52 2:02:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A medical examiner has found that the baby boy found in a Blacksburg dumpster last weekend was dead at birth.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Weekend;]


The infant was discovered last Saturday, wrapped inside several plastic shopping bags in the dumpster.
The medical examiner says the baby died in the womb of a virus in his heart.
Police say his mother, a 21-year-old Virginia Tech student, could still face charges for improperly disposing of the baby's body.
(------------)


[Dog-Breeder]


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


A Bedford County dog and cat breeder is again facing charges of animal cruelty. Forty-three-year-old Valery Green is already banned by a Franklin County judge from possessing animals after authorities said she improperly cared for 119 animals. She now faces a hearing in Bedford County on charges of having unlicensed and unvaccinated dogs and cats.

[Boeing-Strike]


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


Striking Boeing workers will review a tentative agreement which could end their six week old strike.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Many union members didn't know their negotiators were close to a compromise.
The agreement calls for guaranteed raises, nine percent for engineers and 10 percent for tech workers.
Bonuses up to 25-hundred dollars if planes are delivered on time and no benefits taken away.
Not everyone is satisified, for example the engineers are wondering why they didn't get a 10 percent raise like the tech workers.
(------------)


[6-Habitat-Home]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=sar]
[TAPE#=99-54 1:58:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Many college students head to the beaches this time of year. That's not the case for a group of New York college students who are spending THEIR spring break in Lynchburg for a good cause.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

Nine students from Plattsburgh State University are volunteering their time with the local Habitat for Humanity. Instead of relaxing on a sunny beach, they've spent the past week doing everything from carpentry to yard work.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT14:12:04\\14:11:04]
[IN Q=I thought]

((JEN VEHABA/PLATTSBURGH STATE FRESHMAN: I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GOOD TO DO SOMETHING GOOD, YOU KNOW, NOT GO AND DRINK OR DO ANYTHING LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW GIVE BACK A LITTLE BIT.)) ((MICHAEL HARRINGTON/PLATTSBURGH STATE FRESHMAN: THERE ARE QUITE A FEW PEOPLE, WE ENDED UP PUTTING MOST OF THE ROOF UP IN A DAY LIKE THE ROOFING AND SHINGLING AND STUFF IN A DAY PRETTY MUCH BECAUSE WE HAD ABOUT FIFTEEN PEOPLE WORKING ON THE HOUSE, SO WHEN THERE ARE PEOPLE AROUND STUFF GETS DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Jen Vehaba/Plattsburgh State Freshman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Harrington/Plattsburgh State Freshman; :13]
[RUNS=27]
[OUT Q=stuff gets done]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Lynchburg Habitat chapter has built or renovated nearly 200 homes for low income families.
(------------)



[KIDNEY-FOUNDATION]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Sunday Brunch is always a festive affair, but this weekend brunch at the Hotel Roanoke will have special meaning.


Patrick Evans has the story of a Mad Hatter's Brunch that will ultimately help save lives.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:13:20]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Patrick1; :01]
[SUPER=01-Judi Davis/National Kidney Foundation; :30]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=News 7.]


[Road-closed]


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


A single car accident has closed Halifax Road at Gilbert Drive in Danville.. The accident happened around 4-30 this morning. 18-year-old Charles Harris was driving down Halifax Road when he hit a utility pole--a mailbox --and residential steps. He was charged with D-U-I and underage possession of alcohol.




[6-WVTF]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-05 17:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The last few months have been difficult for Roanoke public radio station WVTF, and the controversy may not be over.
But as Joe Dashiell reports, the station is counting on continued support from its loyal listeners.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :10]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Gleixner/Acting General Manager; :19]
[SUPER=04-October 1995; :44]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]

((OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF ANNOUNCERS
[IN Q=Spring 2000]
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=245-thousand dollars right]


After a successful opening with internet pledges WVTF's spring fundraiser is now on the air, and the station has made a strong start toward its goal.
[SOT 16:00:13]
[IN Q=If you like Morning Edition]
[RUNS= :17]
[OUT Q=they'll continue to do so.]


WVTF has been making headlines since December when the Metropolitan Opera was dropped from the line-up and then returned. And more recently after longtime general manager Steve Mills was removed from his position. And the controversy may not be over... Mills has retained an attorney and says he looks forward to telling his side of the story.
Virginia Tech's Vice-President for University Relations, Larry Hincker, says he doesn't foresee a major change of direction. He describes the opera decision as an "anomaly" and says Virginia Tech officials won't be making the station's programming decisions.
[SOT 16:21:20]
[IN Q=The University has owned the station]
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=the radio folks know what's going on.]


WVTF serves an audience with diverse interests, and Hincker says he believes the station can do a better job of communicating with those listeners.
But he and WVTF officials remain confident that loyal supporters won't abandon the station and the programming they value.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))[5-Tobacco-Barn]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=500-9]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]


Hundreds of Tobacco producers are learning how to convert their barns to produce safer tobacco products.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston;]


The Virginia Cooperative Extension hosted a "Barn Conversion Expo" at a South Boston warehouse. Various heating devices from mainly North and South Carolina were on display. These devices will help farmers lower the amount of cancer causing chemicals in their tobacco.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:00:27]
[IN Q=It's a big]

((LARRY MCPETERS/EXTENSION AGENT: IT'S A BIG EXPENSE FOR THEM BUT THEY HAVE INVESTED SO MUCH IN THE LIVELIHOOD OF FEEDING THEIR FAMILIES FROM MAKING TOBACCO. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER SITUATION THAT THEY HAVE TO INVEST MORE DOLLARS TO STAY IN THE BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Larry McPeters/Extension Agent;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=in the business.]
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[VO-NAT]


The conversion kits will cost three-thousand to seven-thousand dollars for each barn.
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[5-Teachers]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=500-08]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Two teachers from our region will have the chance to win 25-thousand dollars each.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


That's how much the McGlothlin Foundation announced it plans to give away to teachers who exemplify excellence in the classroom.
The announcement was made in front of educators attending the National Teacher Training Institute at Virginia Western Community College.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:48:30]
[IN Q=We certainly hope]

((TOM GLOTHLIN/MCGLOTHLIN FOUNDATION: WE CERTAINLY HOPE THAT THE TEACHER THAT GETS THIS IS BRINGING TECHNOLOGY AND THE WORLD INTO THEIR CLASSROOM AND INTRODUCING THEIR CHILDREN TO COMPUTERS AND ALL THE NEW THINGS THAT ARE OUT THERE))
[SUPER=01-Tom Glothlin/McGlothlin Foundation]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=out there]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The award will be given out in October. Teachers from 45 school divisions in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee,and Kentucky will compete for the award.
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[Wilderness-Museum]


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


For natives of the New River Valley, the Wilderness Road Regional Museum symbolizes important events in the lives of their ancestors.
Kimberly McBroom tells us about the hollywood connections of one of its frequent war re- enactors.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Ann Bailey/Museum Executive Director; :15]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:13 ]
[SUPER=01-Eric Roethlisberger/18th Century Re-enactor; 1:30]
[RUNS=2:27]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Pulaski County.]


(( You could say that Newbern is the historical heart of Pulaski County--
The main part of the Wilderness Road Regional Museum has stood here since 18-10...stood through all the wars that its artifacts ALSO survived.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:02:10]

((ANN BAILEY/MUSEUM EXEC. DIRECTOR: THESE THINGS HAVE COME TO US FROM PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO DONATE SOME LOCAL ITEMS AND THIS DRUM PARTICULARLY BELONGS TO THE FLOYD CHAPTER OF THE NEW RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY.)) [RUNS:16]
The Civil War collection also includes cannon balls that were actually used in battle.
MOST of the items are donated to the New River Historical Society for display here...like this exhibit of Native American arrows and pipes that were found in Pulaski county.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:01:20]

((ANN BAILEY/MUSEUM EXEC. DIRECTOR: PEOPLE HAVE COME HERE FROM GREAT DISTANCES TO LOOK AT THESE BECAUSE SOME OF THEM ARE VERY RARE.)) [RUNS:06]
The museum also boasts the valley's largest collection of local history books...and sells homemade quilts made by women in the area.
Six outbuildings create the museum's "village setting"... this log cabin was once the kitchen.
Before it was re-built on the original foundation, an archeological dig underneath yielded a display case full of artifacts that proves slaves once lived here.
But visitors don't just look at historic items under glass--the museum also hosts war re-enactments.
Dublin resident Eric Roethlisberger is a re- enactor who enjoys transforming himself into historical characters as a weekend hobby.
For this occasion, he's donned in a fighting ensemble that was typical of the French and Indian War.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:49:03]

((ERIC ROETHLISBERGER/18TH CENTURY RE-ENACTOR: IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, I WEAR A GENTLEMAN'S COAT, A WESKET, NOBILITY- STYLE GATORS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN APPROPRIATE FOR MILITARY CAMPAIGNS AND THAT SORT OF THING. REMEMBER, MOST FOLKS IN THE 18TH CENTURY WANTED TO LOOK GOOD THAT'S WHY EVEN THOUGH FIGHTING A BATTLE, I DO WANT TO LOOK LIKE A GENTLEMAN. )) [RUNS:16]
Roethlisberger has even taken his hobby to the silver screen...he'll soon appear in his THIRD period movie.
This one is set in the Revolutionary War.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:46:35]

((ERIC ROETHLISBERGER/18TH CENTURY RE-ENACTOR: IT IS A MOVIE TITLED, "THE PATRIOT", STARRING MEL GIBSON AND I DON'T WANT TO GIVE TOO MUCH OF IT AWAY. WE'VE READ THE SCRIPT, WE'VE BEEN THROUGH IT. BUT COMING IN JUNE, LATE JUNE, EARLY JULY. IT SHOULD BE A FANTASTIC MOVIE. COME SEE IT IN MOVIE THEATRES.)) [RUNS:17]
Before you catch the movie... you can always head down to the Wilderness Road Museum.
It's open daily, and will celebrate its own significant day in history next month....its 20th anniversary.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Pulaski County.))
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[ANCHOR=ANDREW]
[GRAPHIC=FS WEB ADDRESS]


As always, you'll find directions to the Wilderness Road Regional Museum on our web site at WDBJ 7 - dot- com.







[s-Duke]


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


Duke started trek to a national title yesterday with a first round game with Lamar in the NCDouble-A Tournament.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/CBS Sports;]


Lamar played the Blue Devils close in the first half Thaydeus Holden at the top of the key drains the three pointer for the Cardinals.
This play so good we slowed it down for you, Duke's Mike Dunleavy, Junior, moves in for the lay up and finishes the pretty play with a turn of the wrist.
The Blue Devils pull away for an easy first round win with an 82-55 victory over Lamar.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:17:14]
[IN Q= the Lamar kids]
[SUPER=01-Mike Krzyzewski/Duke Coach;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=respect that]
(------------)

[full screen pinnacle]
Today on Your Hometown Station, you can see Kentucky and Syracuse at one, followed by Michigan State-Utah at 3:30. The Oklahoma-Purdue game is scheduled for 5:30 and our coveraged concludes with Maryland-UCLA at eight tonight.
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[Sunday-Promo]


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



[Anchor=denise]


Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning
Former Virginia Tech Quarterback Al Clark starts his playing days in Roanoke. The Steam opens training camp this weekend. We'll talk more about it with Clark tomorrow.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[Anchor=Andrew]


and In this week's Virginia Newsreel, the record high gas prices have been in the news this week, but 26 years ago a gasoline shortage made headlines.
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(-------------) Join us for those stories plus much more tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning beginning at 8.