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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@Andrew1;]

Coming up... Roanoke Valley moms head to Washington D.C today to join the cause against gun violence.

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And... Over 200 guns are now off the streets thanks to Roanoke City's Gun Buy Back Program.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-07 1:25:35]
[GRAPHIC=Million Mom March]

[**NOTE ANCHOR TAG**]
Dozens of Roanoke Valley moms are on the road this Mother's Day morning -
They're headed for Washington D-C to join the Million Mom March against gun violence.
But there are those who say the moms have the wrong idea when it comes to gun control.
Kate Weidaw reports on the Moms - and those who say more gun control isn't the answer.
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[IN Q=what do you do]
[SUPER=01-Code' Sizemore/Million Mom March;;22]
[SUPER=01-Sherry Anderson/NRA Member;1:44]
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((CODE SIZEMORE: WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU EVER SEE A GUN, DO YOU TOUCH IT? NO.))
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Code Sizemore has made it a point to teach her two children the dangers of guns. But she's never been an activist about gun safety until now.

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((CODE SIZEMORE: AFTER COLUMBINE AFTER THE TRAGEDY THERE I WAS SO UPSET AND I REALLY WANTED TO DO SOMETHING THEN BUT I THOUGHT I'M JUST ONE PERSON WHAT COULD I POSSIBLE DO TO CHANGE ANYTHING.))
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Then she heard about a group of women organizing the Million Mom March -- that's when she took it upon herself to find women in Roanoke who wanted to tell Congress they need to pass more sensible gun laws. So far over 60 women and children from Roanoke have signed up. Code says when 200-thousand women walk on the mall Sunday it could make a difference.

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((IT WILL SORT OF BRING A CHANGE TO THE WAY PEOPLE THINK. MAYBE SOMEBODY WHO HAS A GUN AND WHO HAS CHILDREN WILL THINK MAYBE I SHOULD GET A SAFETY LOCK FOR MY GUN AND POSSIBLE THAT COULD SAVE A CHILD'S LIFE.))
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Besides safety locks on guns, the Million Mom March is an effort to ask Congress for [take pre-pro] all handgun owners to be licensed and be required to register their weapon. A sensible "cooling off" period and extensive background checks for any individual who wants to purchase a weapon. Limit purchases of handguns to one per month. This law is already on the books in Virginia. And finally requiring all officers of the law to assume a no nonsense approach in enforcing existing gun laws.
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((SHERRY ANDERSON: WHAT THEY NEED TO DO IS NOT RESTRICT THE RIGHT OF LAW ABIDING CITIZENS ANY FURTHER.))
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Sherry Anderson has been handling guns for 15 years. She's a member of the NRA as well as the manager of On Target in Roanoke County. Sherry says more guns laws will only affect law abiding citizens.

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((SHERRY ANDERSON: WHY SHOULD I BE RESTRICTED TO BUYING ONE HANDGUN A MONTH IF I HANDLE ONE HAND GUN RESPONSIBLY, SEE WHAT I'M SAYING, IF I HANDLE ONE RESPONSIBLY WHY CAN'T I HANDLE TWO.))
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((SHERRY ANDERSON: I DON'T AGREE WITH TRIGGER LOCKS BECAUSE IF YOU NEED TO USE ANY KIND OF WEAPON FOR SELF DEFENSE ESPECIALLY A HAND GUN THEN YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT ACCESSIBLY RIGHT THERE.))
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And when both sides take their interests on gun control to Washington D.C. they're hoping Congress will listen. Kate Weidaw News 7.))
[ANCHOR=Denise]
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A group called the Second Amendment Sisters will hold a counter demonstration to the Million Mom March today.
Its members will argue that gun control increases violent crime by disarming law-abiding people.
Kate Weidaw is following the local Moms taking part in the Million Mom March.
Tune in for the story tonight on News 7 at 6 and 11.




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A murder in Galax has landed one man behind bars.
Police say 32 year old Arnulfo Quintero - of East Webster Street - shot Thomas Turcios Friday night.
The 36-year-old died early yesterday morning.
Quintero is charged with first degree murder. He's being held at the New River Regional Jail in Dublin without bond.

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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-11 38:31]
[GRAPHIC=Gun Buyback]


Roanoke police saw nearly a 50-percent increase in the number of guns people handed over in this weekend's gun buyback.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday officers were at the Fire and EMS station on 24-th street in the Northwest section of town.
Anyone who brings in a gun receives a 50 dollar gift certificate to Tanglewood Mall.
Officers say the guns are destroyed after they are collected.
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[SOT 20;59:34]
[IN Q=They're going to]

((ROBIN YOUNG: THEY'RE GOING TO BE MELTED DOWN NO ONE IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THESE GUNS AGAIN THEY'RE GOING TO BE MELTED DOWN SO THESE GUNS WON'T GET BACK ON THE STREETS.))
[SUPER=01-Robin Young/Roanoke Police Dept.]
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[VO-NAT]


137 guns were collected yesterday - compared to 90 last weekend.
The next gun buy back is next Saturday at the Fire and EMS station on Jamison Avenue in Southeast Roanoke.
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[11Morningside]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-10 1:11:58]
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Residents at Morningside Manor in Roanoke spent the weekend cooling off - after they had to do without air conditioning for a couple of days.
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[VO-NAT 00-10 1;10:55]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


More than 100 disabled and elderly people living in the six story public housing complex were without A-C at the end of the week.
The compressor in the air conditioning unit had broken.
But yesterday morning a temporary chiller unit from North Carolina began running.
58 fans were brought in Friday to keep residents cool overnight.
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[Tease#1]



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

[both mics HOT]
Still to come in this week's Virginia Newsreel - a look back to a time when two Southwest Virginia police officers were among those remembered at a ceremony for officers killed in the line of duty.
[anchor=Andrew]

And... what do you want to be doing when you're 71 years old?
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[vo-nat]
How about pulling a truck?
We'll show you one senior citizen proving he can still one - up most 20 year olds.
That's later on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[Health-Week]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Health Week]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Poison and snake venom are among the medicines topping the news in Health Check this week.
Here's Dr. Dave Hnida
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting]
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((IF YOU'VE GOT CHRONIC BACK PAIN, THE ANSWER MAY BE TO GIVE YOU POISON.

VT=VO

THIS POISON COMES IN THE FORM OF BOTULISM- A DEADLY CHEMICAL THAT CAUSES MUSCLES TO BECOME PARALYZED. THE MEDICAL FORM IS CALLED BOTOX-- AND ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY- AN INJECTION OF BOTOX INTO THE BACK MUSCLES CAN REALLY HELP THOSE WHOSE BACK PAIN JUST WONT GO AWAY WITH OTHER THERAPIES. IN THE STUDY- 80% OF THE PATIENTS WERE COMPLETELY PAIN FREE WITHIN 4 MONTHS OF THE INJECTION. BEST OF ALL NO SIDE EFFECTS.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- SNAKES VENOM FOR THE TREATMENT OF STROKES.
A STUDY IN THE JAMA SHOWS THE VENOM OF THE MALAYSIAN PIT VIPER CAN REVERSE THE EFFECTS OF A STROKE. RESEARCHERS SAY THE VENOM WORKS BY DISSOLVING THE BLOOD CLOT BLOCKING A BRAIN ARTERY- AND PREVENT PERMANENT DAMAGE.

VT=VO

FINALLY, THERE HAVE BEEN SOME MAJOR ADVANCES IN THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES - BUT A STUDY IN NEJM SAYS ONE SIMPLE- OFTEN OVERLOOKED TREATMENT MAY BE THE BEST . AND THAT IS- EATING LOTS OF FIBER THE STUDY FOUND DIABETICS WHO ATE LOTS OF FRUITS , VEGETABLES AND GRAINS- 8 TO 11 SERVINGS EACH DAY DROPPED THEIR BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS MORE THAN 10% WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING ELSE. MANY WERE ABLE TO LOWER THE DOSES OF THEIR DIABETES MEDICATIONS- SOME WERE ABLE TO QUIT ALTOGETHER.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT THIS WEEKS TOP HEALTH STORIES, IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS))
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[anchor=Andrew]
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[writer=chr]
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As we told you earlier - hundreds of thousands of Moms are expected in the nation's capital today to march against gun violence.
Five years ago, tomorrow, officials and loved ones of slain police officers were gathering in Washington... to honor the one-hundred-and-55 officers killed in the line of duty in 1994.
It was a year when gun violence against police officers - hit too many times - and too close to home for Southwest Virginia.
Here's Keith Humphry with Virginia Newsreel.
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[super=21-July 10, 1996; 2:17]
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(([Griffith pic 1:20:23]
Christiansburg Police Officer Terry Griffith was the first law enforcement officer in Southwest Virginia to lose his life in the line of duty in 1994. [1:16:18 - Hills Dept. store] On September 18-th a shoplifting incident at Hills Department Store led to a foot chase. [1:16:25 - crime scene] Griffith was one of two officers on the trail of Samuel Jerome Patterson of West Virginia.
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[IN Q=I saw]

((LESLEY WERT/EYEWITNESS: I SAW HIM CHASING A MAN THROUGH THE YARD OF A HOUSE, AND A SCUFFLE BETWEEN THE TWO AFTER HE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM. AND THEN THE MAN SHOT THE POLICE OFFICER.))
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[OUT Q=the police officer.]

[continue crime scene footage]
Griffith was shot in the head - and suffered a superficial gunshot wound to the face. [1:18:58 - gun at crime scene] Both shots were fired from his service revolver. Patterson took off in his vehicle [1:17:08 - chevrolet that was carjacked] and car jacked another before deputies caught up with him. [1:17:41 - police car with back window shattered]
He was killed in the gun battle that followed.
As the smoke cleared - reality set in for Griffith's [1:17:55 - same car in daylight] family, community, and fellow officers: they had lost one of their own.
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[SOT TC 1:20:43]
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((LT. JAMES EPPERLY/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPT.: IT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU HEAR ABOUT HAPPENING, BUT NOW IT'S COME HOME AND WE'RE VERY SADDENED ABOUT IT.))
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[OUT Q=saddened about it.]


[graveside service pics TC 1:24:15] ((NAT SOUND OF TAPS IN BACKGROUND!!!)) Hundreds made their way to Christiansburg [1:24:25 - officers holding coffin] to see the father of five - laid to rest. Less than three months later - a painfully similar scenario [20:59:09 - Wythe Co. officers holding coffin] as another Southwest Virginia community suffered a similar loss:
An officer killed by a bullet fired from his own gun. [20:47:25 - picture of Dicker] Wythe County Sheriff's Deputy Cliff Dicker was close to retirement [20:44:50 - crime scene truck in front of house - then continue with best pix of crime scene] when he went to the home of Christopher Shawn Wheeler to arrest him for auto theft.
He allowed the 15-year-old to change clothes - [20:50:29 - best pic of suspect - NOT covered by briefcase] Wheeler grabbed a rifle instead, and shot Dicker, knocking him down. Then the juvenile grabbed Dicker's own gun - and shot the deputy in the head.
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[IN Q=The shooting]

((WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF: THE SHOOTING OF THIS OFFICER WITH HIS OWN WEAPON AFTER HE WAS DOWN ON THE GROUND FROM THE INITIAL SHOT WAS WHAT WAS FATAL TO HIM. IT WAS JUST AN EXECUTION.))
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[more pics of Wheeler 20:54:43]
Prosecutors weren't allowed to charge Wheeler with capital murder.
The teenager could face no more than second- degree murder. That's how the juvenile court judge transferred the case to Circuit for trial. Some said it was a sign juvenile offenders were getting off too easily.
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[In-Q: We cannot] ((WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF: WE CANNOT SLAP THEM ON THE WRIST AND THINK THEY'RE NOT SERIOUS CRIMINALS. THEY ARE SERIOUS CRIMINAL.))
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[Outq-Q=are serious criminals.]

[20:55:32 - shots of Keith Blankenship] Wythe County Commonwealth's Attorney Keith Blankenship says [more pix of Wheeler] Wheeler's case was one that led to new legislation in Virginia - which allows tougher punishment for juvenile offenders. [more crime scene pix]
He also says the case had a big impact on increasing victims' rights in the state. [20:42:25 Sue Dicker in Washington] Prosecutors weren't allowed to put Dicker's widow - Sue - on the stand in Wheeler's trial. On May 15th, 1995 - [20:43:04 wide pic of ceremonies in front of U-S Capitol] she was one of many who made her way to memorial ceremonies in Washington.
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[IN-Q=My husband]

((SUE DICKER/CLIFF DICKER'S WIDOW: MY HUSBAND WAS VERY DEDICATED AND DEVOTED. AND I WOULD NOT EVER TELL ANYBODY TO STEP ASIDE BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENS TO A CO-WORKER, AND THE WIVES, MOTHERS, WHOEVER LEAVES IN THE MORNING, ALWAYS TELL 'EM YOU LOVE 'EM.))
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[Out-Q=tell 'em you love 'em.]


That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))











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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-66 tc 21:50]
[GRAPHIC=Tennis]


Tennis took center stage in Blacksburg yesterday as some of the best collegiate players took the court in NC-double-A first and second round matches.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/VCU vs. UVA;]


The first match of the day was Number 19 VCU against number 38 UVA.
Four ranked players took the court in the number one and two singles matches.
Second ranked Daniel Anderson of VCU squared off against fourth ranked Cavalier Brian Vahaly. Vahaly won first set 7-6.
On court number two, VCU's 17th ranked Frank Mosher duked it out with Wahoo Huntley Montgomery who's 66th in the nation. In this one, Mosher won first set 6-4.
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[Anchor=Roy]
[ss=hold]


Mosher and Vahaly didn't have to complete their matches because V-C-U as a team won 4 to nothing.
Number 13 Mississippi played number 67 Virginia Tech. Mississippi advances with the 4 to Love win.


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

Coming up ...... A vintage plane is a mangled wreck and three people are feeling lucky after a plane crash in Bedford County.
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And a tractor trailer careens into a video store - injuring five in New Jersey.
More on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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Three people walked from a plane crash near Smith Mountain Lake yesterday.
But the restored, vintage plane didn't get off so well - although its soft construction may have kept those inside from suffering serious injury.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN MAP]
The crashed occurred yesterday along Route 835, near Skyway Drive in Bedford County.
Joy Sutton reports.
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(( This small vintage plane clipped several trees and a power line before it finally stopped.
The pilot Gary Green walked away with only a few scratches after climbing out the windshield -- and his two passengers also got out of the plane with minor injuries.
Green believes this plane was his saving grace.
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[SOT 5:40]
[IN Q=It's a 1956 piper]

((GARY GREEN/PILOT: IT'S A 1956 PIPER ... IT'S ALL FABRIC. IT TOOK AN IMPACT THAT'S JUST UNBELIEVABLE. IT'S BENT ALL OVER THE PLACE IT GAVE ENOUGH TO CUSHION IT . I DON'T THINK A METAL AIRCRAFT WOULD'VE BEEN THAT FORGIVING))
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Green says he was trying to land the plane on the air strip -- but ran out of space.
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((WE ATTEMPTED TO DO A GO AROUND. THAT'S WHEN YOU PUSH THE THROTTLE ALL THE WAY IN BUT NOTHING HAPPENED))
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Green says he had no other choice but to head into the woods -- while trying to keep the nose of the plane-up.
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[IN Q=unfortunately we clipped]

((UNFORTUNATELY WE CLIPPED THE POWER WIRE IT PULLED THE NOSE DOWN A BIT, WHATEVER CAUSED THE ROTATION RIGHT HERE AND WE CAME DOWN. WE WERE VERY LUCKY CAUSE THERE'S A BIG TREE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PLANE))
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[OUT Q=side of the plane]


Green says it will be hard to replace his vintage plane -- but he's hopeful that he will be able to salvage some of the parts.
But he says the most important thing is that everyone survived.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Bedford County.))




[Truck-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Five people were injured when a tractor trailer loaded with trash jackknifed and slammed into a video store.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lambertville, NJ/Friday;]


It happened in New Jersey.
The driver of the truck, the drivers of two other vehicles were injured...as well as an video store employee and a customer.
The employee is in serious condition while the others suffered minor injuries.
The prosecutors office is looking into whether charges will be filed.
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[11Virgil-Goode]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-26 13:17]
[GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode]


Just a week after Congressman Virgil Goode said he would consider giving Democrats their money back - the Independent is getting some help from the Republican Party in his district.
Yesterday the party pledged to support the former Democrat for re-election this fall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Farmville/May 8;]


The state party's executive director says the convention's unanimous vote to endorse Goode means the party will include him on direct mail, signs and other promotions encouraging voters to support George W- Bush and Senate candidate George Allen.
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[Bobby-Knight]


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


Indiana University trustees will likely discuss the fate of basketball coach Bobby Knight today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA;]


It is speculated they will ask the controversial coach to resigh rather than force a showdown that could lead to his dismissal.
The meeting comes one day after Knight released a statement apologizing for his sometimes explosive temper.
He says he's working on trying to control his emotions.
In March, the school's president ordered the trustees to investigate Knight after a former player said the coach had choked him during practice.
Since then others have come forward with reports of abuse.
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[anchor=denise]
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No announcement is expected today.

[60-Minutes]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


This week - a startling admission from Louis Farrakhan - he says his own words may have played a role in the assassination of Malcolm X 35 years ago.
Mike Wallace has the story - on 60 Minutes tonight.
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[IN Q=Who killed?]
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[OUT Q=of a human being.]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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You can catch the story on 60 Minutes tonight at seven here on your Hometown Station.

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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7... a local woman says teddy bears are more than just decoration... they're a way of life.
We'll introduce you and show you some of her creations - in this week's Virginia Profile.
[ANCHOR=ANDREW]


And... a special "Mother's Day" episode of
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[VO-NAT]

"Touched By an Angel" will be on tonight.
The Judds are starring.
We'll give you a behind-the-scenes look. [Andrew ad-lib into the travel forecast]
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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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She calls herself a bear-aholic.
But Mary Beckner isn't concerned about her addiction-- in fact she's turned her love for bears into a full-time business.
Joy Sutton has more in this week's Virginia Profile.
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(( They're cute, They're cuddly, and they each have their own unique style -- they're all teddy bears designed by Mary Beckner of Franklin County.
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((ONCE I STARTED MAKING TEDDY BEARS IT'S KIND OF LIKE AN ADDICTION YOU WANT TO CONTINUE MAKING MORE AND MORE OF THEM))


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In fact, Beckner has made more than 500 bears -- and she has sold them all over the world.
Most of her bears cost about a hundred dollars --
She's even been featured in Teddy Bear Review -- but that's not good enough for this designer -- she hoping for a golden teddy award.
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[IN Q=My goal is to]

((MY GOAL IS TO JUST DESIGN A BEAR THAT GETS NOMINATED. I DON'T CARE IF IT WINS. I JUST WANT TO BE IN THE MAGAZINE))
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Beckner says designing bears is an art form -- and that's why she enjoys teaching other how to make their own.
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[IN Q=I love to go the goodwill]

((I LOVE TO GO THE GOODWILL STORE AND PICK-OUT OLD COATS, THIS IS ACTUALLY A SYNTHETIC COAT THAT I PURCHASED MONTHS AGO. IT'S GOING TO BECOME A BEAR))
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Beckner can make a bear out almost any material -- but she mainly uses mohair-- which is made from sheep wool, lama fur and angora goat, and it cost 130 dollars.
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[IN Q=I don't think teddy bears ]

((I DON'T THINK TEDDY BEARS ARE ABOUT MAKING MONEY, TEDDY BEAR ARE ABOUT RELAXING AND HAVING A GOOD TIME. ))
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And Beckner says she couldn't imagine spending her retirement any other way.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Franklin County.))
[ANCHOR=Andrew]
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Beckner also donates some of bears to charity each year.

















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This senior citizen has a lesson to teach. He's showing people of all ages exactly what you can accomplish by taking care of yourself.
Dick Sheeran has the New Jersey man's story.
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[Touched-By-Angel]


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Tonight's "Touched by an Angel" features the famous mother-daughter country music team, The Judds.
Nadine Woodward takes us behind the scenes of the filming of this Mother's Day episode.
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Touched By an Angel comes on right here on your Hometown Station - tonight at 8.