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


State politics takes center stage - as a gubernatorial candidate prepares Democrats for battle...
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And Republicans choose HOW their candidates will be decided.
Not everyone agrees.
More on those stories in just a moment.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Democrats]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-21 14:47]
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State Democrats and Republicans are spending the weekend choosing candidates for upcoming races.
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[VO-NAT]

[mark earley VO]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk]


Democrat and Multimillionaire Mark Warner is preparing to fight for the state's top position -
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[VO-NAT]

[crowd shots]
Warner is unopposed in the party for his bid to become governor.
But the competition for the Attorney General's race could be growing. [Joe D references each in his pkg - please use corresponding shots]
Bath County Delegate Creigh Deeds, Roanoke State Senator John Edwards, and Henrico delegate Don McCeachen could face off for that position next year.
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[GOP]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=chr]
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The GOP didn't zero in on a gubernatorial front runner at their meeting in Virginia Beach -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach]

[crowd shots]
But Republicans did decide to choose candidates for next year's top races by convention, rather than by primary.
Senator John Warner was among the dissenters.
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[please correspond with Ellen's package vo] [Earley]
A convention will likely favor Attorney General Mark Earley, because religious conservatives have dominated past conventions. [Hager]
It looks like his main competition will be Lieutenant Governor John Hager. [George Allen]
Today the GOP's attention turns to Senate Candidate George Allen.
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[Sloop-Sentence]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=chr]
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She was supposed to be taking care of her elderly aunt's nursing home bills.
Instead - Sharon Sloop used her power of attorney to spend 225-thousand dollars on Home Shopping Network and Q-V-C shopping sprees.
Yesterday a Bedford County judge sentenced Sloop to 6 months of house arrest and 5 years probation.
Sloop was also sentenced to 40 years in prison - but that sentence will be suspended after 6 months of home electronic monitoring.

[Alaska-Airlines]


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[WRITER=dal]
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The chairman of Alaska Airlines says the airlines will be able to keep flying despite the F-A-A's serious concerns about the company's ability to maintain its planes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Port Hueneme, CA/February 1]


In the wake of January's deadly crash, the Federal Aviation Administration has given the airline one week to show improvement, or risk being shut down. The airline's chairman says it's going to meet that deadline with no problem, because the company has already made the changes recommended by the F-A-A.
The agency says it found about 150 instances in which work that was scheduled to be done in heavy-maintenance operations couldn't be documented.
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[United-Delay]


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Passengers on board a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Washington sat on the runway for eight hours.
Thunderstorms delayed flight 1806.
The plane was forced to return to the gate twice, once to refuel and once to replace crew members who had been on duty too long under government rules.
No meals were available during the delay, but the spokesman says the flight crew passed out granola bars.


[Keith-Bryant]


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[anchor tag anchor tag]
Country music singer and Rockbridge County native Keith Bryant has been a frequent guest on our weekend broadcasts.

Two years ago he signed with Tandem records and became the spokes person for Country Nights bedding.
Since then he's traveled the country and his music is climbing the charts.
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This is a new tune from Keith Bryant, a cut from his next album.
But it's his releases from his current CD, "A Secret To Life," that are climbing the independent charts.
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Making a statement on the Independent Charts is just the first step in a long process.
A musician has got to climb the Independents to get radio play in the larger markets.
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Bryant describes his current release, "Is There a Honky Tonk Here," as pure country.
He's hoping it will move him up to the next level.
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Keith is touring the country spending much of his time out west.
He'll be back in Virginia performing at Bruce Allen's July Fourth Celebration in Lexington, on Independence Day.
Then Keith will be in Harrisonburg on July 28th and 29th.

[WeekendCalen]


[ANCHOR=Andrew 2-shot]
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If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calendar.
[Take full screen calendar board] [Chyron 7157]
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The St. Elias Church Lebanese Food Festival is today and tomorrow from 12 to 5. This morning's diner is a preview of what you can see if you go. Here is Marcelle Melki with an authentic Lebanese Baklawah.
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Denise joined ON RECORD by 2 guests and a police dog

[super=01-Adam Thompson/Roanoke Co. Police]
[super=01-Katrina Kerrick/BVested K9]



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[vo-nat]
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[VO-NAT]
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... Promise-Keepers and their protesters are in Lynchburg this weekend.
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And a car careens onto a crowded school playground in Chicago.
More on those stories just ahead.
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[11Promisekeepers]


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Thousands of men are vowing to be better husbands and fathers in Lynchburg this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


More than eight thousand men are expected to pack the Liberty University Vines Center for the Promise-Keepers' two-day conference.
Just a few protesters were on hand outside.. they say Promise Keepers sends the wrong message about men dominating their families.
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((JENNIFER RIDDEL/PROTESTER: I WOULD RATHER.. .. KIND OF AN EFFORT.)) ((RALEIGH WASHINGTON/PROMISE KEEPERS: THE PEOPLE WHO.. MAKE SPACE FOR 'EM.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Riddel/Protester; :00]
[SUPER=01-Raleigh Washington/Promise Keepers; :15]
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[VO-NAT]


Organizers say their goal is simply to make men better family members by making them better servants to God.
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[Buchanan]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
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A former Christiansburg police officer will have to register as a sex offender.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Terry Calvin Buchanan pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual battery of a 13-year-old girl, who was a neighbor.
She went to authorities last year and showed them bruises resulting from an encounter in Buchanan's car.
Buchanan left the police department after an internal investigation.
The judge gave him a suspended five year sentence.
He'll serve no time if he registers as a sex offender and completes a sex offender treatment program.
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[Bedford-Fatal]


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[WRITER=ejo]
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A Bedford teen is dead after a single-vehicle crash just a few miles north of Liberty High School yesterday.
State police say 15-year-old Derek William Curry died at the scene after the Ford Mustang he was a passenger in ran off the right side of Route 122 and struck a tree.
Authorities say the car was traveling at a high rate of speed.





[Playground-Crash]


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Chicago police are pressing felony charges against the man whose car crashed into a crowded elementary school playground yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]


Eleven people were hurt, including a four-year-old boy who's hospitalized in serious condition with a skull fracture.

Twenty-two-year-old Lamont Prince is charged with two felonies -- possession of a blank car title and unauthorized possession of a registration.
He's also been cited for negligent driving, driving an unsafe vehicle, and driving without a driver's license.
Police say Prince claims his breaks failed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A 105-car coal train derailed yesterday in Roanoke.
The Norfolk-Southern train was headed for a power plant in Pennsylvania. Three locomotives and two cars jumped the tracks.
No coal spilled from any of the cars, although 70 or 80 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from two of the locomotives.

No word on the cause.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning...
Anna Wentworth takes a look at Shanghai Noon.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=ANDREW]


And Hollywood's selling some memorable props from your favorite TV shows and movies.
We'll tell you about the internet auction a little later. 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]

[O'Sullivan]


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[WRITER=ejo]
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The South Boston area job market will increase by about 100 new jobs when O'Sullivan Industries expands its factory there.
The company makes ready-to-assemble furniture and already employs 600 people at the South Boston factory.

[11New-Business]


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Expansion plans for a banking company will create dozens of jobs in Henry County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Bank Services of Virginia originated in the county and will build its new offices at the former Beaver Creek Plantation.
This will add 25 jobs within the year and 50 more in the near future. The county has donated 16 acres for the expansion plans.
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((MIKE SEIDLE/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: THIS ADDITIONAL LAND WILL ALLOW BANK SERVICES TO CONSOLIDATE SOME OPERATIONS AND PROVIDE AMPLE OPPORTUNITY FOR FUTURE EXPANSION.))
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((WORTH HARRIS CARTER/BANK SERVICES OF VIRGINIA PRES. : HENRY COUNTY IS AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO EXPAND. I'VE BEEN HERE SINCE 1964. THEY HAVE EXCELLENT EMPLOYEES. THE CUSTOMERS ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD. I COULDN'T FIND A BETTER PLACE TO EXPAND.))
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The banking company operates 10 different banks in Virginia and North Carolina.
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For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Alleghany County Highlands district will build new schools.
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[VO-NAT]


A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday for new elementary and middle schools.
The two schools will share the 53 acres lot -- and will be connected at the kitchen.
The land for the project was donated by the Gleason family, which owned the land for more than 100 years.
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((MARGARET GLEASON CARTER: IT MEANS A LOT THAT THEY'LL HAVE GOOD SCHOOLS. I'VE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD TO LIVE TO SEE THEM BUILT. SO HOPEFUL THAT WILL HAPPEN))
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The elementary school will house around 750 students and the middle school will hold 800 students.
The two are expected to open September of 2001.
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((DR. MARTY LOUGHLIN/SUPERINTENDENT: IT'S JUST WHAT THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS NEEDS AND IT'S GOING TO MAKE A TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE IN OUR ECONOMY AND IN OUR PEOPLE AND THEY WAY OUR PEOPLE SEE THEMSELVES))
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Once the new schools open -- 3 schools will close in Clifton Forge -- and one will close in Alleghany County.
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[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Playoffs]


The NBA Western Conference Finals is going to a game seven.
Portland evened the series last night with the 103-93 win in Oregon.
Steve Smith led the Blazers with 26 points.
Kobe Bryant had 33 for LA.
Shaq was held to 17.

[Hollywood-Auction]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
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You can own a piece of your favorite TV shows or Hollywood movies, but it will cost you.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA;]


Props from various movies and television shows are going up for auction on June 8th.
If "Stars Wars" is your thing, light sabres from the movie are up for sale.
Maybe you're stuck in the 50's and would like this bag from "Laverne and Shirley."
The Red Ryder from "A Christmas Story" and the gong from "The Gong Show" are also on the auction block.
Not to mention this gun carried by now Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura in "Predator"


You can bid on the internet at LiveBid-dot-com.
They hope to raise two to 10 million dollars with the sale.
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[Profile-Preview]


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[WRITER=mjo]
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After Thursday, there will never be another Shawsville High School graduate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville;]


That's when the school will graduate its last senior class in 80 years.
In August, high schoolers will move to the new, 14-million-dollar Eastern Montgomery High School.
And with the new building comes a new mascot.
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[SUPER=01-Marcia Murphy/Teacher; :11]
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((ZACH McGUINNES/GRADUATING SENIOR: WE WON'T BE CALLED THE SHAWNEES ANYMORE, WE'LL BE CALLED THE MUSTANGS. BUT WE'LL STILL BE SHAWNEES IN OUR HEARTS. NO ONE CAN TAKE THE SHAWNEES FROM US.))
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((MARCIA MURPHY/TEACHER: WE WON'T MISS HAVING TRAILERS PARKED OUT ON THE SIDE TO ACCOMMODATE OVERFLOWS AND EXTRA CLASSES THAT DON'T FIT.))
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[VO-NAT]


We'll take a look at the school's history and the nostalgia of saying goodbye to Shawsville High... (++++++++++) [take PINNACLE BOARD]
in this week's Virginia Profile.
That's on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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