[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=Heads]
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[roll cold out of the open]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@Andrew1;]


Elian Gonzalez's father is waiting to come to the U-S and get custody of his son, despite relatives' protests.
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The President of Steak and Ale wants local customers to know he takes safe food seriously - after a food-poisoning scare.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]


[11Food-Poisoning]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-01 TC1:29:52]
[GRAPHIC=Steak and Ale]


Health officials are trying to figure out what made dozens of customers sick after they ate at Roanoke County's Steak and Ale Restaurant...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; ]


The Restaurant is closed until Monday while the Roanoke County Health Department investigates what made people sick.
Roanoke- Alleghany Health District Director Molly Rutledge says patrons who ate at Steak and Ale on Electric Road last week reported symptoms that resemble the Norwalk virus.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 15:40:50]
[IN Q=The history is]

((DR. MOLLY RUTLEDGE/HEALTH DEPT. DIRECTOR: THE HISTORY IS REAL CONSISTENT WITH A VIRAL OUTBREAK, SO THAT'S WHAT OUR HYPOTHESIS IS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Molly Rutledge/Health Dept. Director; ]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=hypothesis is.]
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[VO NAT]
Results from lab tests are due back next Wednesday.
Customers are anxious to find out what made them so sick.
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[SOT tc 15:43:24]
[IN Q=I had a ]

((JERRY MOFIELD/STEAK AND ALE CUSTOMER: I HAD A VERY SERIOUS CASE OF DIARRHEA, VOMITING AND AS A RESULT OF THAT I HAD TO GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT CARILION ON SATURDAY TO GET A COUPLE OF SHOTS TO STABILIZE ME AND GIVE ME SOME FLUIDS.))


[SUPER=01-Jerry Mofield/Steak & Ale Customer; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=some fluids.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mofield says each of the eight people in his party ate different food.
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[Mandes]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC 1:59]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The President of Steak and Ale says he is speaking personally with some customers in the Roanoke area.
Bob Mandes told us last night via satellite from Dallas that he thinks this is the first food poisoning scare in company history - and he wants customers to know he's committed to safety and hospitality.
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[SOT 27:15]
[IN Q=First off I've]

((FIRST OFF, I'VE EXPRESSED OUR CONCERNS AND APOLOGIES FOR ANY THING THAT MAY HAVE GONE ON IN OUR RESTAURANT THAT MADE THEM ILL. IF SOMEONE COMES IN FOR A GREAT STEAK DINNER AND GOES HOME WITH HEADACHE AND NAUSEA, WE INTEND TO MAKE WHATEVER AMENDS WE HAVE TO GET THEM TO COME BACK IN THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Mandes/Steak & Ale President]
[RUNS=:36]
[OUT Q=in the future.]
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The company provided a toll free number, 1- 800- 683-2605, extension 5169, inviting anyone with concerns about the restaurant to call Steak and Ale.
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[Elian-Gonzalez]


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


Demonstrators continue to keep vigil outside the Miami home where Elian Gonzalez is staying.
His Miami relatives say the boy's father can visit his son but that's all.
The Cuban government wants visas for more than 30 people, including doctors, officials and Elian's classmates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


But the Miami relatives say no Cuban official will be allowed in the house where the boy is staying.
And that the father will not be allowed to take custody while the court case continues.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't]

((CRAIG SAYS HE DOESN'T SEE HOW THEY CAN SAY THEY WON'T GIVE CUSTODY WITH THE FATHER IN THE U-S.))
[SUPER=01-Gregory Craig/Attorney for Elian's Father; ]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=of the boy]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, a lawyer for the father says his client will travel to the U-S as soon as he's assured he'll get custody of his son.
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[11Goode]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC00:12]
[GRAPHIC=Goode]


The 5th District Democratic Committee says it didn't get what it paid for...
It's asking Congressman Virgil Goode to return all the money he received from the Democratic Party before January 24th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


That was around the time Virgil Goode announced he was leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent, aligning himself with the Republican Caucus.
Goode received financial backing from Fifth district Democrats for years.
Now the Democrats want their money back... calling on Goode to return all the funds he received through the Goode for Congress Committee.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Just how much the Democratic Party wants Goode to return - has not been specified
Neither Goode nor the Fifth District Chairman Carl Eggleston could be reached for comment.

[Robb-Wage]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-04 1:01:12]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]


Virginia's Democratic Senator wants to give minimum wage workers another pay raise.
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[VO-NAT]


Chuck Robb is sponsoring an amendment for a one dollar increase in the minimum wage, phased in over two years.
That would bring the minimum wage to six dollars-15-cents an hour.
Republican George Allen favors the increase too.
But his spokesman says he'd want to help employers offset it by cutting business taxes.
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[Halle-Berry]


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


Actress Halle Berry is in trouble with the law.
She's been accused of leaving the scene of an accident in West Hollywood, California.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


The accident happened in February. Prosecutors filed a misdemeanor count after looking into allegations that Berry sped off after running a red light and hitting another car.
No one was seriously injured.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=she was ]
[SUPER=01-Marisa Meola/Witness;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=believe it]
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[VO-NAT]


If convicted, Berry could face up to one year in jail and a ten-thousand dollar fine.
She could have faced up to three years in prison if she'd been charged with felony hit-and-run.
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[11Movie-Theatre]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-11 2:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Danville's getting a new state-of-the-art megaplex movie theater.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


It will be located on Riverside Drive and will include a 12-screen theater, restaurants and stores.
No date has been announced for construction. The North Carolina developer, is also constructing a similar complex in Roanoke.
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[Sports-plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-60 59:29]
[GRAPHIC=texas motor speedway]


Terry Labonte won his first pole in four years and broke the Texas Motor Speedway qualifying record with a speed of 192.137 miles per hour in Bud Pole first round qualifying for Sunday's DirectTV 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX/Yesterday; :00]


The Texan won last year's race at the one and a half mile track. You can watch the race right here on your Hometown Station tomorrow afternoon.
Now the top 25 [go to qualifying] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5016;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Terry Labonte/192.137/2. Kevin Lepage//3. Scott Pruett//4. Dale Earnhardt Jr//5. Dale Jarrett//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Steve Park//7. Jeff Fuller//8. Jerry Nadeau//9. Ward Burton//10. Mark Martin//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Mike Skinner//12. Joe Nemechek//13. Matt Kenseth//14. Bobby Labonte//15. Stacy Compton//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Chad Little//17. Dale Earnhardt//18. Ed Berrier//19. Rusty Wallace//20. Ricky Rudd//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Bill Elliott//22. Jeff Gordon//23. Dave Blaney//24. Brett Bodine//25. Johnny Benson//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=.....LAST NAME."]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=texas motor speedway]


Rick Mast was 34th quickest, Elliott Sadler 35th and Jeff Burton 37th.

[WeekendCalen]


[ANCHOR=Andrew 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calender.
[Take full screen calendar board] [Chyron 7157]

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[COMMERCIAL BREAK #3]



[DinerOpen]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Diner Open]
[GRAPHIC=Weekend Diner]

The worlds of food and business come together on weekend diner this morning, as a group that promotes Virginia Products to foreign countries learns about foreign cuisine.
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[Weekend-Diner]


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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=WKND Diner]
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[IN Q=Before we get to]
[SUPER=01-John Huddle/Int'l Trade Assoc. of Western VA; :11]
[SUPER=01-Billy Raper/Hotel Roanoke Sous Chef; 1:24]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 1:30]
[SUPER=01-J. Douglas McAlister/Virginia Tech; 3:16]
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[OUT Q=how it is as well.]


[COMMERCIAL BREAK]

[2Open-Heads]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
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[ROLL COLD OUT OF THE OPEN]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


Coming up...... A sexual harassment claim out of Washington involves the military's highest-ranking female officer.
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A Martinsville murder case is handed over to a grand jury - after witness testimony. More on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello]


[Sexual-Harassment]


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


The nation's highest ranking female military officer is alleging sexual harassment.
52-year old Lieutenant General, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Claudia Kennedy has filed a complaint against a publicly unnamed general.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


The harassment allegedly took place in 1996 when one of her superiors touched her in an inappropriate way.
Sources say her complaint was not filed until now, because the accused general is up for a distinguished assignment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=since]

((SINCE A COMPLAINT HAS BEEN FILED, I'M NOT IN A POSITION TO COMMENT OTHER THAN TO SAY WE MAINTAIN A ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY, THAT NO HARASSMENT AT ANY LEVEL IS GOING TO BE ACCEPTED OR TOLERATED AND THAT THE PROCESS SHOULD GO FORWARD AND WILL GO FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-William Cohen/Defense Secretary;]
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[OUT Q=will go forward]
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[VO-NAT]


Kennedy is a three-star general. She will be retiring this summer from her service in the army.
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[Woman-Commander]
[Anchor=Denise]
[show=Sat AM]
[Tape=Net]
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-San Diego, CA;]


Kathleen McGrath has made history. She is the first female commander of a U-S Navy warship. The mother of two, set out to sea from San Diego in charge of the USS Jarrett.
Her destination is the Persian Gulf where she and her crew will attempt to catch oil smugglers breaking the United Nations sanctions against Iraq.
Out of a total of 155,000 officers and sailors assigned to ships currently, some 11,400 are women.
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[Radford-Suicide]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Chairman of Radford's School Board is dead - apparently the result of suicide.
Police officers found Christopher Harrison in his office yesterday morning, with a gunshot wound.
Harrison was also a businessman in Radford.
Police say they do not suspect foul play.




[11Hairston]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=99-56 TC1:50:14]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Martinsville capital murder case was handed to a grand jury yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


38-year old Michael Jerome Hairston is charged with capital murder and first degree murder for allegedly shooting his girlfriend Eyvonne (Ee-von) Hairston and her daughter Melveena (Mell-veena), last October.
Witnesses testified at his preliminary hearing yesterday.
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[SOT 5:03:08]
[IN Q=I just need]

((JOSEPHINE HAIRSTON/DEFENDANT'S SISTER: I JUST NEED TO TALK HE SAID I THINK I HURT SOMEONE I DIDN'T MEANT TO.))
[SOT 5:16:58]

((GREG SAWYER/WITNESS: HE WAS JUST BABBLING ON HE WAS UPSET.))
[SUPER=01-Josephine Hairston/Defendant's Sister; :00]
[SUPER=01-Greg Sawyer/Witness; :20]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=he was upset.]
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[VO-NAT]


Defense did not put on any evidence.
The grand jury will consider the case May first.
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[11M'ville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE=00-15 TC00:07]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

Last weekend's shooting at a Martinsville apartment complex has resulted in charges against two more people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Sunday]


(TIE-ee) Tyiee Devon Hamlett and Latoya Monique Gravely both live in the Rivermont Apartment complex .. where Jamel Harris was shot several times last Sunday.
Hamlett and Gravely are charged with malicious wounding and weapons violations.
Harris was released from the hospital on Wednesday.
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[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
The U-S Census deadline is here.
This week - workers have focused their attention on making sure the homeless are accounted for.
That story, ahead.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=ANDREW]


Plus we'll take you to a cottage nestled in Blue Ridge beauty - and decorated with history in this week's Time Off.
But first if you are traveling today........
[Andrew ad-lib the travel forecast]
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[Andrew MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[11Census-Homelessness]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat.am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC04:04]
[GRAPHIC=Census]


Today is the deadline to return completed U-S Census forms.
Census takers have spent this week making sure the homeless population is included in Census 2-thousand.
Joy Sutton reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Charles Wikle]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Penn/Local Census Office Manager; :16]
[SUPER=07-Charles Wikle; :35]
[SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Roanoke Rescue Mission; :57]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=n7 Roanoke]

(( Charles Wikle, has no permanent address, he's been on the streets for five years, at times sleeping in a dumpster.

Wikle is just one of Roanoke's homeless-- a group local Census Officials are making sure get counted.
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[SOT2:59:41]
[IN Q=We went to soup kitchen]

((RUBY PENN/LOCAL CENSUS OFFICE MGR.: WE WENT TO THE SOUP KITCHENS, WE WENT TO THE SHELTERS, AND WE ALSO DID ADVANCED VISITS SO WE COULD DETERMINE WHERE THE HOMELESS POPULATION LIVED)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=lived]


Penn says the Census is important because the information is used to bring money into the community -- for things like shelters.
Wikle says he has already talked with Census officials -- and he along other homeless in the area hope it will make a difference.
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[SOT 2:22:14]
[IN Q=I seen people who didn't]

((CHARLES WIKLE: I SEEN PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T HAVE A PLACE TO STAY AT AND THEY WERE SLEEPING UNDER BRIDGES WHERE EVER)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=where ever]


One shelter that helps the homeless get off the streets is the Roanoke Rescue Mission.
And although the mission does not get federal funds -- it does rely on the Census data to help it better serve the homeless population.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT2:14:31]
[IN Q=I think that when]

((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION: I THINK THAT WHEN WE GET THIS CENSUS BACK WE'RE GOING TO SEE THAT THE AGING POPULATION NATIONWIDE IS ALSO GOING TO SHOW-UP IN THE HOMELESS POPULATION AND THAT'S WHOLE NEW WRINKLE)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=new wrinkle]
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[SOT 2:14:55]
[IN Q=Their health issues]

((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON: THEIR HEALTH ISSUES ARE MORE COMPLEX, THEIR NOT AS EMPLOYABLE A LOT OF NEW THINGS. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME HERE WITH THIS ELDERLY HOMELESS POPULATION)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=population]


While filling out the Census may seem like a small task for most folks, for 60 year old Wikle and other homeless being counted could make a big difference in the long run.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke. ))


[Tobacco-Protection]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-07 39:50]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


Health advocates criticized it in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Philip Morris;]


But now, North Carolina's Governor has called a special emergency session of the state's legislature to enact the same law Virginia's General Assembly approved this month.
Virginia's law shields tobacco companies operating in the state from having to post a multi-BILLION dollar bond in a Florida smoking lawsuit.
Virginia lawmakers believed the bond could cost tobacco jobs, especially at the world's largest Marlboro plant, south of Richmond.
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[11Moonshine]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:12:18]
[GRAPHIC=moonshine Indictments]


Lightning - of sorts - has struck three men from Pittsylvania County.
They're charged with making illegal whiskey.
Authorities raided their still a few weeks ago.
Four other men and a woman are accused of lying to the grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co./May 1999]


The indictments come out of Operation Lightning Strike, a crackdown on suspected moonshiners that began nearly a year ago.
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[Braford-Cottage]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off #3 TC:29]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


If you're an antiques collector who's wants a little rest and relaxation, the cottage you're about to see could be the perfect getaway spot.
In this week's "Time Off," Kimberly McBroom takes us to the Braford (BRAH-ford) Cottage in Natural Bridge.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Just taking]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peg Braford/Braford Cottage; 23]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; 38]
[RUNS=2:19]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Natural Bridge.]

(( Just taking a look around this two- bedroom cottage, you can tell that its owner has traveled far to acquire its exotic and historic furnishings.
Peg Braford traveled to Hong Kong several times over the years, and brought home a variety of vases and other trinkets..
The cozy cottage was originally built for Braford's parents.
After they passed away, she decided to rent it out to those passing through the area.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:11:47]

((PEG BRAFORD/BRAFORD COTTAGE: I HAVE SOME TEXANS RIGHT NOW THAT COME EVERY YEAR, A COUPLE OF TIMES FOR W AND L, THE PARENTS. AND I'VE HAD PEOPLE-- A LOT OF THE GUESTS ARE RELATED TO ONE OF THE COLLEGES IN LEXINGTON, SO THEY'RE FROM ALL OVER.))
[RUNS= :12]


The cottage appeals to couples seeking a romantic getaway, as well as those who want to bring family members along...
It can accommodate up to five people.
Guests can prepare their own meals in this fully- equipped kitchen...stocked with coffee, fruit, and pastries.
After a meal, this deck is the perfect place to relax and take in the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:40:39]

((Kimberly McBroom/News 7: This is probably your favorite part of the cottage. PEG BRAFORD/BRAFORD COTTAGE: WELL, THIS IS MY FAVORITE PART OF IT. WE BUILT IT, SO AS YOU SEE, THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN VIEW IN THE SPRING AND FALL IS GORGEOUS AND EVEN PRETTY IN THE WINTER TIME. AND YOU SAID THERE'S A FARM NEARBY AND SOMETIMES THE COWS COME... YES, IN FACT, THAT'S MY BROTHER-IN-LAW'S FARMHOUSE DOWN AT THE FOOT OF THE HILL. THE COWS, WHICH WE SEE OVER ON THE FAR END OF THE MOUNTAIN WALK CLEAR AROUND THIS MOUNTAIN AND COME HERE TO GREET THE GUESTS.))
[RUNS= :27]


What makes this getaway retreat so unique is that you can also browse Braford's antiques shop, located just a few yards away.
Open since 19-62, the shop offers 18th and 19th century furniture, paintings, bronzes and other decorating accessories.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:52:11]

((PEG BRAFORD/BRAFORD COTTAGE: A LOT OF THE PAINTINGS ARE ANTIQUES. THIS ONE HAPPENS NOT TO BE, BUT THIS IS ONE I LIKE. I CALL IT "HEAVENLY MUSIC". Kimberly McBroom/News 7: Now, who are they supposed to be? BRAFORD: WELL, I THINK THEY'RE PRIESTS WHO HAVE A LITTLE ORCHESTRA.))
[RUNS= :11]


Braford says it's okay to touch the items...just touch carefully.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:56:02]

((PEG BRAFORD/BRAFORD COTTAGE: THIS IS AN AMERICAN SLANT-TOPPED DESK. 1790 TO 1815 AND IT'S SOLID WALNUT AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE PIECES.))
[RUNS= :09]


There are antiques OUTSIDE, too...
These sculptures depict everything from this lion guarding the cottage, to this horse overlooking the pasture, to a mermaid greeting visitors.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Natural Bridge.))
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[TAKE HOMEPAGE ADDRESS FS]
For directions to Braford Cottage, simply go to our website at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.
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[Did-You-See-That]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And finally today, Did you See That? Mount Usu is putting on another spectacular show in Japan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mount Usu, Japan;]


The Volcano is erupting for the second day in a row.
Smoke and Ash is spewing hundreds of feet into the air.
So far 15-thousand people have been evacuated from nearby villages.
Snow fell last night and the military was called in because of concerns over the possibility of land or mudslides caused by melting runoff.
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[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Profile Preview]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profiles]


Looking ahead to tomorrow, stray and abandoned dogs in Giles County have a better chance of living and finding a good home than they did just one year ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]


That's thanks to the efforts of county resident Barbara Link.
Link spearheaded a volunteer effort to help introduce area residents to their prospective new "best friends."
Before she started it, EVERY dog brought in to the pound ended up being euthanized.
Now, more than 50-percent are adopted.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:36:08 - :26]
[IN Q=To see them]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Link/Animal Lover;]

((BARBARA LINK: TO SEE THEM GO INTO A 4' BY 8' LITTLE STALL AND SIT THERE FOR A WEEK AND THEN HAVE TO BE KILLED WITH NO CHANCE AT A DECENT LIFE IS JUST TOO UPSETTING. SO, IT IS A VERY GOOD FEELING. THERE'S STILL A WHOLE LOT MORE WE HAVE TO DO. ))
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=we have to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


In this week's Virginia Profile, find out how Link is helping make being in the doghouse a more pleasant experience.
That's tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[Birthdays]
4/2/00
Sunday
Pictures

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[SUPER=130-40/Billiejo Joyce Halsey/Clifton Forge]



[SUPER=130-4/Parker Woods/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-8/Lauren Dudley/Buena Vista]



[SUPER=130-2/Lauren Brown/Roanoke]----daughter of News 7's Dennis Brown



[Super=130-30/Travis Camden/Buena Vista]


Anniversary
[SUPER=130-23rd/Donna & John Ingram/]


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[SUPER=131-/Guida Branscome/Hillsville]



[SUPER=131-/Tiffany Hodges/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-/Christy Shrader/Vashtire]



[SUPER=131-54/Vickie McCroskey/Pembroke]


[SUPER=131-55/Charlie Fuller, Jr./Riner]