[Open-Heads]

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


The tally is in and the future may hold a strike for a Southwest Virginia plant.
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Plus - a deadly highway explosion after a fuel tanker is rammed.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[2Celanese]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=chr]
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Celanese Union workers have spoken.
They will NOT accept the contract offered by the company.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.]


Last night the union overwhelmingly voted down the contract offered to the Giles County plant's employees.
Virtually EVERY element of the contract met resistance.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:51:19]
[IN Q=The wages, the pension]

((JIMMY MULLINS: THE WAGES, THE PENSION, THE RIDICULOUS RATE THAT THEY HAVE MOVED OUR PEOPLE UP TO ON INSURANCE THE CROSS TRAINING. WE DON'T AGREE WITH ANY OF IT))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Mullins/Union President;00]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=any of it]
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[VO-NAT]


Employees also took issue with apparent mandatory overtime requirements in the contract.
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[anchor=Denise]
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Union officials say the next step may be a strike - if that's the only way to get Celanese to listen.
But they also say they're willing to talk with company officials. No word yet from Celanese on whether that will happen.

[11Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:04:38]
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Rubatex replacement workers should learn Monday whether they're staying... or going.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]


Employees say several replacement workers were laid-off Thursday since Union members voted to return to work.
That vote came last Friday after a nine month strike.
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[SOT]

[TC: 10:32:00 Rubatex 6/16/99]
[IN Q=I talked to]

((I TALKED TO A REPLACEMENT WORKER AT A RESTAURANT UP HERE AND I ASKED HER IF SHE WAS LAID-OFF AND SHE TOLD ME AT THIS POINT SHE WASN'T.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Hickey/Union Employee]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=she wasn't.]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite the confusion, the company says it will release more information about replacement worker furloughs next week.
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[Fuel-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
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A tanker truck carrying jet fuel exploded after it was rear-ended by a tractor trailer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yakima, WA;]


The explosion killed one person and forced the closure of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 82 near Yakima, Washington, yesterday.
Police reported that a tractor-trailer rig apparently struck the jet fuel tanker from behind and ignited the fuel.

The tractor-trailer driver was unable to get out of his vehicle before the explosion and was killed.
The fuel truck driver escaped uninjured.
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[11Fire-Drill]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC1:10:19]
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It's not a real blaze that's keeping Roanoke firefighters busy in an empty building on Gandy Drive this week -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They're training for situations they might confront in a real emergency.
And residents of the area have a front row seat for the action.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:06:46]
[IN Q=we're doing some training]

((WE'RE DOING SOME TRAINING USING SOME LIVE FIRE EVOLUTIONS, ACTUALLY SETTING FIRES INSIDE THE BUILDINGS, RUNNING THROUGH THE SCENARIOS JUST AS IF WE HAD GOTTEN THE CALL FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Beckner/Roanoke Fire-EMS Dept.]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=from the general public.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 2-thousand block of Gandy Drive has been blocked during the exercise, and the training will continue during the next two weeks.
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[11OpSail]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC1:34:34]
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Virginia's waterways are playing host to OpSail 2000 this weekend.
Aside from being one of the biggest maritime events in history - viewers are in for a spectacular show.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A new day]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :56]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=News-7 Hampton.]



[11Batteau-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC59:53]
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Lynchburg's waterways feature a show of their own this weekend - even if it is a little more modest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The second annual "River of Time" batteau festival got underway last night in downtown Lynchburg.
The event features replicas of the flat- bottomed boats that helped ship goods including tobacco up and down the James River in the 19th century.
The crews will spend the next eight days making the 120- mile trip to Richmond.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:47:09]
[IN Q=The challenge of]

((BETSY HEALEY/"LADY'S SLIPPER" CAPTAIN: THE CHALLENGE OF DOING IT, JUST GETTING THERE, BEING THERE.. BEING THERE EACH DAY IS VERY BEAUTIFUL.. I LOVE NATURE, I LOVE THE WATER.. I GREW UP AROUND THE OCEAN BUT THIS IS LOTS OF FUN TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Betsy Healey/"Lady's Slipper" Captain]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=lots of fun too.]
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[VO-NAT]


"Lady's Slipper" is the only all- female batteau crew.
The festival resumed this morning at eight. The boats ship off from Percival's Island at 11.
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[Sports-Plays]


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[WRITER=dal]
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The Indiana Pacers forced a game six in the NBA playoffs by shooting 57 percent and making 10 of 20 three pointers.
The Pacers sank their first six three's. Jalen Rose led Indiana with 32.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/NBC Sports;]


Shaquille O'Neal brought down 11 boards and scored 35 points for the Lakers.
Kobe Bryant was nearly silent for Los Angeles, scoring only eight on the night.
Indiana also got a strong night from
[super=34-Los Angeles/87/Indiana/120/ LA Leads Series 3-2;]

Reggie Miller who dropped in 25 in the Pacers 120-87 game five win. Game six is Monday in Los Angeles.
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[WeekendCalen]


[ANCHOR=Andrew 2-shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
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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]

[andrew adlibs into the diner bump][DinerOpen]


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[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=Diner Open]
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Weekend diner this week set up shop again at the Roanoke County Career Center. Beth will show us a quick and easy pastry dish looks like you spent all day in the kitchen.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[Weekend-Diner]


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[wipe wipe wipe]

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[OUT Q=great job. -- (Guest:) Thank you.]
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[weekend diner address board 7153]
Ad lib address-- Andrew tosses straight to break
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[2Open-Heads]


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[ROLL COLD OUT OF THE OPEN]

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


Coming up... Celanese union workers vote down what the company called its last offer.
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[anchor=Denise]


And a recall of hundreds of thousands of pounds of chicken, due to the possibility of glass in it.
More on those stories coming up in just a few minutes. [2-shot hello]


[Celanese]


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Celanese union workers may strike -- if the company doesn't offer a better contract.
Last night, the union voted down the company's recent contract proposal.
Joy Sutton has details.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Unless we hear]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Mullins/Union President;00]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;13]
[SUPER=01-Gary Thorton/Celanese Employee;40]
[SUPER=01-James Albert/Celanese Employee;58]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:04]
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[OUT Q=n7]
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(([SOT1:49:57]
[IN Q=Unless we ]

((JIMMY MULLINS/UNION PRESIDENT: UNLESS WE HEAR SOMETHING FROM MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE NEXT 3 DAY AT 11PM MONDAY NIGHT WE WILL BE WALKING OUT OF THE PLANT))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=out of the plant]


Celanese union members overwhelmingly voted down what the company called its last best offer.
They say EVERY part of the company's 3 year contract proposal is simply unacceptable.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:51:19]
[IN Q=The wages, the pension]

((JIMMY MULLINS: THE WAGES, THE PENSION, THE RIDICULOUS RATE THAT THEY HAVE MOVED OUR PEOPLE UP TO ON INSURANCE THE CROSS TRAINING. WE DON'T AGREE WITH ANY OF IT))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=any of it]


For some of the workers the main issue is mandatory overtime.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:54:26]
[IN Q=They treat us like]

((GARY THORTON/EMPLOYEE: THEY TREAT US LIKE 2ND CLASS PEOPLE. YOU KNOW, YOU STAY OR YOU'RE FIRED. THEY DON'T CARE IF YOUR CHILDREN HAVE A PLACE TO GO OR IF YOU HAVE SOMEBODY TO TAKE CARE OF THEM))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=care of them]


And these workers say they won't hesitate to strike -- and they hope the vote sends a message to the company that they won't settle until they get a better contract.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:53:45]
[IN Q=]

((JAMES ALBERT/EMPLOYEE: I GUESS IT WILL TAKE A STRIKE TO CHANGE EVERYTHING. TO CHANGE IT TO THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=of the people]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There are]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: THERE ARE ABOUT 1-THOUSAND UNIONIZED WORKERS AT THE PLANT. UNION OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE WILLING TO SIT AND DOWN AND TALK WITH THE COMPANY ABOUT THE ISSUE. WE'RE STILL WAITING TO HEAR FROM THE COMPANY.
JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7))
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[OUT Q=N7]

))



[Los-Alamos]


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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
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The FBI is spending the weekend carefully examining a pair of computer hard drives that disappeared from a vault at the Los Alamos weapons laboratory.
Sources say the drives, which contained nuclear secrets, were found behind a copying machine in the lab's top-secret secure area.
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[VO-NAT]


The drives are to be examined electronically today to make sure they're the ones that were missing, and to see whether they had been tampered with or the contents copied.
Energy Secretary Bill Richardson says he'll aggressively pursue the matter and accountability and disciplinary actions will follow.
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=none]


The disappearance of the hard drives triggered an uproar when disclosed Monday.

[Chicken-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Recall]


The government is recalling nearly 400-thousand pounds of chicken - because it may contain glass.
The meat was packaged in 40-pound boxes by Allen Family Foods of Seaford, Delaware.
The boxes of drumsticks, leg quarters, thighs and wings were sold to wholesalers in 11 states, including Virginia.

The affected packages have labels bearing the notation "P - 171" inside the U-S-D-A seal of inspection.
Consumers should return the products to the place of purchase.




[Survivor]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
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It's not chicken but roasted rats causing problems for some animal rights advocates.
More television viewers than ever before watched people eat the rodents this week, thanks to the CBS prime time hit "Survivor."
And that's not sitting well with everyone.
Bobbi Harley reports.
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-ReaLeann Smith/PETA; :29]
[SUPER=01-Tom Deering/Anti-PETA Protester; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/CBS News; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=CBS News]
((NAT SOT - Rats have rights! Rats have rights!


YEP, YOU HEARD IT RIGHT -- THESE PROTESTERS ARE REALLY CHANTING RATS HAVE RIGHTS.
THE RALLY - STAGED BY PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS - TARGETED CBS AND THE NETWORKS NEW HIT SHOW SURVIVOR.

NAT SOT - 20:33:22 The baits in there, its getting tugged out by the

rat, (snaps), and the noose goes tight.

SOT - RaeLeann Smith/PETA - 5:10 People are outraged at CBS's support of

the torture and killing of animals for ratings on its show Survivor.
THE LATEST EPISODE FOUND THE CASTAWAYS FIGHTING TO SURVIVE ON THE ISLAND BY TRAPPING, KILLING, COOKING AND YES, EATING RATS.

NAT SOT - SURVIVOR - You want some? It tastes like..rat. Well, almost

like chicken a little bit.
20:33:08 PETA SAYS THIS SCENE ESPECIALLY OUTRAGED THEM - THE WOULD-BE SURVIVORS CHASING AND TRYING TO CLUB THE RATS ALONG THE BEACH ONE NIGHT - AN EFFORT THAT WENT WITHOUT TOO MUCH SUCCESS.
THE SAME COULD BE SAID FOR THE PROTEST - THE SMALL GROUP ACTUALLY INSPIRED PASSERSBY TO MAKE THEIR OWN SIGNS.

SOT - TOM DEERING/ANTI-PETA PROTESTER - 1:24:41 - How many people gather

together to support rats? I mean theres not really a big crowd here - it just seems silly that's all.
STANDUP - AS FOR CBS's REACTION - THE NETWORK SAYS IT HAS THE HIGHEST REGARD FOR PETA - BUT THAT HUNTING AND FISHING AS A WAY TO SURVIVE HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME. ))


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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
It's not their good looks that make dogs Man's Best Friend.
And this week - they're celebrating the ugliest of them all.
We'll show you some of the entrants in this year's "Ugly Dog Contest"... coming up.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=ANDREW]


And a touching tribute in Nashville - as the Country Music Hall of Fame inducts its first African-American.
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]


[11Judge-Turk]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-10 2:00:30]
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It's not James but Robert Turk taking over the bench at a local courthouse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


The younger Turk was sworn in as a judge yesterday for the 27th Judicial Circuit at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
He says his love for the law comes from his father-- U-S District Judge James Turk.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:46:40]
[IN Q=He's been a big role]

((JUDGE ROBERT TURK: HE'S BEEN A BIG ROLE MODEL FOR ME IN THE PAST AND I HOPE THAT I CAN ONLY EMULATE SOME OF THOSE QUALITIES THAT HE HAS ON THE BENCH))
[SUPER=07-Judge Robert Turk]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=on the bench]
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[VO-NAT]


His father had the honor of putting on his robe.
Judge James Turk says he's excited for his son and knows he has the qualities to make an excellent judge.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:48:36]
[IN Q=It's probably time]

((U.S DISTRICT JUDGE JAMES TURK: IT'S PROBABLY TIME FOR ME TO STEP DONE. I'VE BEEN GOING A LONG TIME. BUT BARK AND I ARE REAL PROUD OF HIM WE CERTAINLY ARE))
[SUPER=07-Judge James Turk]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=certainly]
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[VO-NAT]


Judge Robert Turk will help ease the case-load in 8 counties and two cities.
He will sit in Montgomery County and officially takes the bench on July 5th.
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[11Tutors]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC2:02:31]
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Thanks to the help of mentors - some at-risk students are among those graduating today from George Washington High School in Danville.
It will be an extra special event for some students.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Seven seniors who received failing grades in the past will get their diplomas. It's thanks in part to the "Grand Finale Tutoring" program funded by the Kiwanis Club.
The students and tutors were honored yesterday at a luncheon for successfully going through the program.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:29:47]
[IN Q=My last six]

((TONYA HAMLETT/STUDENT: MY LAST SIX WEEKS OF GEOMETRY AND GOVERNMENT BECAME REALLY HARD. I NEEDED MORE HELP TO UNDERSTAND. I TALKED TO MY GUIDANCE COUNSELOR ABOUT IT SO HE SIGNED ME UP FOR IT.))
[SOT 5:26:37]

((STEVEN GOULD/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: I THINK ALL OF US COMING BACK HAVE A STRONG INTEREST ON HOW THE COMMUNITY GROWS AND DEVELOPS. STUDENTS WITH DIPLOMAS ARE SO MUCH MORE VALUABLE TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY.))
[SUPER=01-Tonya Hamlett/Student; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steven Gould/Program Director; :14]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=to the local economy.]
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[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The tutoring program is in its fourth year. Delegate Whitt Clement was the guest speaker.

[Charley-Pride]


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


The Country Music Hall of Fame inducted its first black performer.
Charley Pride was surprised when he heard the announcer telling his life story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:39:22]
[IN Q=This Mississippi native]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=California Angels]
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[VO-NAT]


Pride's first single, "the Snakes Crawl at Night," came out in 1966.
During the next 18 years 53 of his 54 singles reached the top 10.
29 of those were number ones.
His hits include 'Kiss An Angel Good Mornin' and 'Is Anybody Going to San Antone?'
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[Ugly-Dog]


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


The fairest of them all was at a disadvantage in this beauty contest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Petaluma, CA;]


Each year, it's held and the winner is always a loser of sorts.
The World's Ugliest Dog contest brought the ugly ones out again, this year at the annual Sonoma-Marin Fair in Northern California.
Eight dogs vied for the title this year.
The contest is a highlight of the fair and brings dogs of all kinds, some just a little uglier than others, but, that's just the way their owners like them.
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[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profiles]


A Lexington woman and her colleague are forging new ground in the publishing world.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Stephanie Wilkinson and Jennifer (Ness-Line) Neisslein have founded a magazine that explores the intellectual and emotional side of being a parent.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We think]

((WE THINK IT'S AIMED AT WOMEN WHO LIKE TO READ AND WOMEN WHO ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN THE EXPERIENCES OF WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A MOTHER.))
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Wilkinson/Magazine Co-Editor;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=be a mother.]
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[TAKE VA PROFILE GRAPHIC FS]
The pair are the subject of this week's Virginia Profile.
To learn more about Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers... tune in to NEWS 7 Sunday morning, beginning at 8.
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[2BIRTHDAYS!] 6/18/00
Sunday:

[SUPER=130-17/Crystal Falls/Gretna]



[SUPER=130-1/Chase Caldwell/Fincastle]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Susan Hatchett/Snow Creek]


[SUPER=131-/Aaron Poff/Bluefield WV]