[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=]
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[roll cold out of the open]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@kimberly1;]


The strange case of an Arizona man who told people he just mailed a bomb ... to Senator John McCain. He's under arrest.
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And... the muggles have gone mad for Harry Potter.
Thousands of kids stayed up late to get their hands on his latest book.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Harry-Potter]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat. am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-14 1:56:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Humans - or "muggles" as they're called in the Harry Potter books - rushed to bookstores hoping to get their hands on "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" early this morning.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Books-A-Million in Roanoke was just one bookstore in the area that held a midnight release party for the latest book in the hugely-popular Harry Potter series.
This is the 4th story about the little boy wizard --and the book is about 750 pages.
Books-A-Million held a variety of events for the kids as they waited for the book to go on sale.
One of the events includes a costume contest for the characters in the books.
Lee Cowan has more on Potter fans in other parts of the country.
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[wipe into pkg!!!]


[Potter-Book]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None - wipe]


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[SOT from 1:19:34]
[IN Q=There were]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[super=01-Bill Blaber/Barnes & Noble Bookseller; :54]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Laura Cantwell/In Fairfax; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=CBS News NY]

((
(NARR:)


There were a lot of bedtime curfews broken near bookstores Friday night -- as young readers waited patiently for the midnight release of the most anticipated book in history.

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" finally went on sale -- the top secret 4th edition to a series about a wizard, that has cast a spell on young and old alike.

(SOT KID IN LINE?)

"Can't wait to read it...blah blah blah."

(NARR:)


It's the biggest seller ever recorded for on line book sales -- forcing Federal -Express to add extra drivers to deal with the massive midnight mailing.

(GRAPHICS:)


The FIRST three books in the Potter Series were a phenomenal success -- selling more than 30 million copies -- capturing THREE COVETED SPOTS AT ONCE on the New York Times best seller list.

(NARR:)


It shut out other top authors, and forced the New York Times to create a SEPARATE "Children's Best Seller List" -- simply to make room for everyone else.

(SOT, BILL BLABER, BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLER 00:06:24 )

"I think that will make Harry happy, that he has his own list, and other publishers happy that there are now four empty spots!"

(COWAN ON CAM:00:17:39)

'Despite all the hype, no one know just how good this fourth book will be. Even the reviewers were unable to work their magic and get an advance copy of a work that turns out to be the largest children's book ever written.

(NARR:)


Until today -- only a handful have leaked out -- but at more than 700 pages long -- even the lucky few are still on the first chapter, dubbed: "The Riddle House."

(SOT/LAURA CANTWELL, FAIRFAX VIRGINIA 10:26:31)

'I wouldn't want to read this first chapter in the dark."

(NARR:)


And that's as close to a hint as anyone will give about the new adventures of a young wizard who has made reading, magic again. Lee Cowan, CBS News, New York.))

[11Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:44:52]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


An arrest has been made in Danville's 7-th murder of the year -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


40 year old Clyde Scott Pruitt is charged with first degree murder in the death of Anthony Chris Gill.
Authorities believe the incident was domestic in nature.
Police Chief Neal Morris says his department is stressed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's not a pleasant]
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=that's one a month.]
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[VO-NAT]


Morris says the city averages 8 to 12 murders a year.
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[11Pitts-Body]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11:00]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:17:44]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Authorities have determined that a teenager found dead on a rural Pittsylvania County driveway was shot to death.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Thursday;]


18 year old Antoine Lamont Jones of Danville was found with three gunshots wounds, mainly to his chest and abdomen.

Authorities are not saying if they've identified any suspects.
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[11L'burg-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC46:36]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Lynchburg authorities expect the victim who was shot in a break-in to survive.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


38- year- old Edward Reeves was shot once in the chest inside his home at 915 Dearing Street around four a-m yesterday.
Police say several men kicked in the front door, shot Reeves, then stole an undisclosed amount of money from him.


Authorities believe the shooting is drug- related.
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[McCain-threat]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Bomb Threat]


An Arizona man is in custody this morning for allegedly making a mail bomb threat to Senator John McCain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Whitefish, MT;]


42 year old Gary Cusick was arrested Thursday and charged with felony possession of a destructive device.
Police say Cusick drove to the Whitefish, Montana post office and allegedly dropped a package in the mail slot.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=witnesses]
[SUPER=01-William La Brie/Whitefish Police Chief;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=of Arizona]
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[VO-NAT]


Bomb specialists analyzed the package and found it contained only paper.
John McCain challenged George W. Bush for the GOP presidential nomination.
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[Time-Off]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=weekend am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=Time Off #3 12:47]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


Every good business reporter needs some Time Off.
That's why Jennifer Miele traveled to Blacksburg to find a local Bed and Breakfast, with an international twist.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Clay]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joanne Anderson/Clay Corner Inn Owner; :14]
[SUPER=01-Robert Lang/B&B Customer;]
[SUPER=@jennifer1; 1:34]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=JM N7]

(( The Clay Corner Inn.... it's just a stones' through from the Virginia Tech Campus.
Joanne Anderson and her husband searched for the perfect place to set up this close-to-home getaway, and they found it right here in the Valley.
[SOT]

[TC:01:01:45]
[IN Q=Well, we]

((JOANNE ANDERSON: WELL WE STARTED THINKING ABOUT IT IN THE LATE 70'S WHEN WE LIVED IT COLORADO. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO BE SELF-EMPLOYED, WORK TOGETHER. WE LOOKED IN NEW ENGLAND FOR FIVE OR SIX YEARS, AND WE MOVED TO BLACKSBURG IN 1991, AND WE BOUGHT THIS IN 1994.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=this in 1994.]


"This" is a set of six houses, each with their own local, national, or international theme.
[SOT]

[TC:01:05:23]
[IN Q=There's the]

((JOANNE ANDERSON: THERE'S THE BLACKSBURG ROOM, THERE'S THE HOKIE ROOM THAT'S PAINTED IN ORANGE AND MAROON, AND THE APPALACHIAN ROOM, AND THE NEW RIVER ROOM.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=New River Room.]


The Hokie room seems to be a guest-favorite. From ceiling to floor, it sparks up VT spirit with colors, carpeting and touch of cuteness. [shot of drape ties] Even the drapes appeal to Hokie fans.
Don't forget about the Santa Fe room.... it's got a rustic side room with skylights and windows. Guests say its perfect for lounging on rainy days.
[Can you please put shots of pool and hot tub next? It will lead into the bite!]
The Clay Corner Inn has become so popular to Blacksburg Visitors, that people who travel from around the world stay here instead of a hotel.
[SOT]

[TC:01:01:16]
[IN Q= The fact hat]

((ROBERT LANG: THE FACT THAT I CAN GO OUT TO THE POOL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY, JUST SLEEP FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. SIT IN THE HOT TUB AND THEN GO BACK TO WORK. THAT'S MY FAVORITE FEATURE.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q= my favorite feature.]


And what bed and breakfast would be complete without an Innkeeper's dog? The Anderson's say Solomon has plenty of stories to tell about his days and nights at the B&B. [STAND UP] [TC: 01:22:55]
[IN Q=Solomon used to]

((SOLOMON USED TO BE A LEADER DOG FOR THE BLIND. BUT NOW, HE'S A PERMANENT FIXTURE AT THE CLAY CORNER INN. HIS BOOK, YES HIS BOOK, SOLOMON SAYS, IS DUE OUT IN THE FALL.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=in the fall.]

[please show beautiful shots of tables]
While Solomon's favorite quarter is the dining room, Anderson prefers the red room. [please put her voice over the picture of the red room] [TC:01:04:18]
[IN Q=It's our biggest]

((IT'S OUR BIGGEST ROOM. BUT IT'S ALSO REALLY REALLY WARM AND I'VE HAD THREE PEOPLE IN THE PAST FOUR WEEKS ASK ME WHAT THE PAINT COLOR IS.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=paint color is.]


No matter which room you choose, The Anderson's and Solomon promise you a restful stay.
Jennifer Miele, News 7.))


[11Gilmore-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#00-17 TC1:13:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State civil rights leaders and Governor Jim Gilmore say they made progress...
But after the second meeting concerning alleged racism in the State Police Department and the National Guard, an old issue continues to affect the relationship.
Ellen Qualls has more from Richmond.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Our cameras]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jerrauld Jones/(D) Norfolk; :06]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :15]
[SUPER=01-Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP; :27]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Curtis Harris/SCLC; :34]
[SUPER=01-Capt. John Wilt/Virginia Army National Guard; :54]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Chester Dixon/Virginia Army National Guard; 1:20]
[SUPER=@ellen1; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=News7, Richmond.]


((Our cameras were only allowed in for a minute.
Afterwards, on Confederate History Month:
[sot 12:17:09]

((DEL. JERRAULD JONES: WE MADE IT VERY CLEAR-- VERY, VERY CLEAR... OFFENSIVE TO MANY, MANY PEOPLE.)) [runs:08 ]
[sot 12:39:53 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK THAT GETTING MORE INFORMATION, TALKING TO MORE PEOPLE IS THE RIGHT APPROACH. AND I THOUGHT THEY AGREED WITH ME ON THAT. I'D BE SURPRISED IF THEY SAID ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY.)) [runs:07]
What they said was that they have a timetable, which they apparently didn't tell the Governor.
[sot 12:24:36 ]

((SALIM KHALFANI/VIRGINIA NAACP: BY LABOR DAY, WE'RE HOPING HE'S MADE A DECISION. SO THAT WE CAN MOVE FORWARD ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.)) [runs:08]
[sot 12:29:56]

((REV. CURTIS HARRIS/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONF.: THE SCLC WILL BE WORKING WITH THE NAACP ON WHATEVER CALL THAT WE MAKE.)) [runs:08 ]
That's most likely to result in a national economic boycott.
Planning could begin this weekend.
It's on the agenda for a national NAACP meeting.
Three National Guardsmen were NOT allowed into the meeting with the Governor.
[SOT 15:15:16]

((CAPT. JOHN WILT/VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD: I'M HERE BECAUSE MY TEAM SERGEANT AT THE TIME WAS DENIED A MUCH DESERVED PROMOTION.)) [RUNS:05]
The group was sent instead to make their allegations to the Public Safety Secretary.
[SOT 15:16:36]

((CAPT. JOHN WILT/VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD: THERE'S SYSTEMATIC, OVERT RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN OUR VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD. AND I'M A REPUBLICAN, I'VE BEEN A LIFE-LONG REPUBLICAN, I SUPPORT THE GOVERNOR, AND I REALLY THINK THAT WHEN HE FINDS OUT WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON ON HIS WATCH, WHEN HE GETS THE REAL FACTS, HE'S GOING TO TAKE SOME ACTION.)) [RUNS:18]
[sot 15:13:13]

((SGT. CHESTER DIXON/VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD: HE'S COMMANDER IN CHIEF. I THINK THE GOVERNOR WILL DO WHAT'S RIGHT. BECAUSE HE'S SAID EVERYBODY'S OFFERED A SEAT AT THE TABLE. LET'S SEE IF MINORITIES ARE OFFERED THAT SAME SEAT AT THE TABLE.)) [runs:08]))

[11GE-Vote]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC17:25]
[GRAPHIC=GE Contract Vote]


A new three-year contract has been accepted by General Electric Union members nationwide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Thursday]


More than 20-thousand union workers including 500 in Salem, cast their votes.
Local members of the International Union of Electronic Workers approved the contract by a 90 percent margin.
They say the new contract will raise their salaries by 14-percent and provide early retirement opportunities.
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[Sports-Plays]


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


Tina Thompson, Sheryl Swoopes and Cynthnia Cooper combined for 69 points in the Sting's 86-71 win over Houston.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/WNBA;]


Cooper drives the lane for the points and draws the foul. Coop had 21 on the night.
Swoopes takes the pass in the outside lane, makes the move inside to add to the Sting's total.
Swoopes had 30 in Charlotte's 86-71 win over the Houston Comets.
[super=03-Salt Lake City, UT/WNBA;]


In Salt Lake City, Jennifer Azzi makes the steal for the Stars, Azzi takes it all the way then dishes off for the assist.
Oksana Zahkaluzhnaya hits from outside for the Shock. She had 15 on the evening.
Detroit continues to hit from outside and goes on to win this one 73 to 69.
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[WeekendCalen]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly 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]
[adlibs into the COMM BREAK]

[Water-Restored]


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


Water service should be back to normal this morning ... for homes and businesses near the 34-hundred block of Brandon Avenue.
A water main break resulted in little or no water pressure for several hours yesterday evening.
Crews worked well into the night to repair the break and restore service.

[Skunk-Races]


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


Nascar fans abandon that thought, that the only kind of racing is auto racing.
Skunks are ready to give those high powered vehicles a run for their money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Peoria, IL;]


The annual Heart of Illinois Fair in Peoria is now featuring "Drag Racing Stinkers."
Five times a day, skunks square off side by side in a real stinker of a race. The skunks are named Pepe and Orval.

They've drawn quite a following at the fair. This isn't the first time that smelly animals have taken to the track. Pepe and Orval took over for a favorite of recent years racing pigs.
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[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[ROLL COLD OUT OF THE OPEN]

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


Coming up......
The Pentagon says it could take days to learn why the latest missile defense test failed.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[graphic=None]


And a man is crushed to death while working on his car.
We will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes. [2-shot hello]

[Missile-Defense]


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


The failed national missile defense test has anti-nuclear activists cheering and the Pentagon singing the blues.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vandenberg A. F. B., CA;]


Members of Greenpeace say they tried to stop the test by sailing into an exclusion zone in the Pacific and deploying protesters in several boats. The zone is an area where the Air Force says a rocket stage could have splash down.
An interceptor missile never hit a dummy warhead over the Pacific.
The head of the Pentagon's missile defense program says he's ``disappointed'' with the failure of the latest test of the system.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=the kill vehicle]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Gen. Ronald Kadish/Ballistic Missile Defense Org.;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=intercept face]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Official say it could take days to figure out why it didn't work.
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[Giles-Death]


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


A Giles County man is dead, the apparent victim of a car that crushed him.
The sheriff's office is not yet releasing the man's name or further details this morning. Published reports indicate the man was working underneath his car yesterday when it collapsed on him.



[Sex-Offenders]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-20 1:20:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Does the Virginia State Police web site listing child sex offenders tell the whole story?
Some say no.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Internet surfers by the millions have made the site a huge hit.
But a Norfolk newspaper reports that three out of four offenders convicted of taking "indecent liberties" with children don't appear on the list.
State law says only "violent" sex offenders can be registered.
But many web surfers consult the web site to find out if there are known pedophiles in their neighborhood.
A Virginia Beach Senator hopes to change that law so EVERY person with an indecent liberties conviction is listed.


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[Brushfire]


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


Winds are giving firefighters a run for their money this morning in Southern California.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Glendora, CA;]


A small fire quickly grew to more than 2,000 acres near homes in Glendora.
More than 80 firefighters plus tankers and helicopters are fighting the blaze that broke out late Friday afternoon.

While homes are nearby, none are in immediate danger.
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[Earthquake]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nicaragua;]


Nicaraguans are recovering this morning from an earthquake which killed at least two children and injured at least 31 people.
It struck Thursday with a magnitude of 5.9 and was centered about 30 miles east of the capital of Managua.
Hundreds of houses, mostly unstable cement and adobe structures, were damaged and some were destroyed in Valle La Laguna and other nearby villages.
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[2Harry-Potter]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat. am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-14 1:56:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's being called the most highly-anticipated book ever - and plenty of area kids were up well past the bewitching hour to get their hands on it.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Harry Potter fans turned out to buy "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," the latest in the series about an orphaned boy-turned-wizard.
Local bookstores joined several across the country in opening their doors at midnight, just to sell the book. Books-A-Million in Roanoke held a variety of events for the kids as they waited for it to go on sale.
One of the events included a costume contest for the characters in the books.
Five-point-three million copies of the book were released in the U-S and Britain.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
If you have a musical instrument that's attracting more dust than attention - you CAN make it sing again... We'll tell you how still ahead on News 7 Saturday Morning...
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

And...
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


it was "re-"opening night for one local big screen.
We'll tell you about the landmark that's open for business again. But first if you are traveling today........ [Kim ad-lib the travel forecast]
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[Kim MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[11Instrument-Donation]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-23 34:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She couldn't join her own school band until someone loaned her a flute.. now Miss Lynchburg 2000 is determined that no other student face a similar dilemma.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Jen Jenkins kicked off a program yesterday that recycles old musical instruments and turns them over to children who want to take part in their school band or orchestra.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:02:22]
[IN Q=We will be]

((JEN JENKINS/MISS LYNCHBURG 2000: WE WILL BE COLLECTING USED INSTRUMENTS FROM PEOPLE ALL OVER THE COMMUNITY AND WE WILL BE FIXING THEM UP AND REFURBISHING THEM AND PROVIDING THEM.. WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PRINCIPALS AND BAND DIRECTORS OF THE SCHOOLS.. TO PROVIDE THEM TO CHILDREN WHO NEED THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Jen Jenkins/Miss Lynchburg 2000]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=who need them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The instruments will be collected over the next three weeks.
They can be dropped off at the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center or the PTO thrift shop.
(------------)



[11Water-Rates]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC26:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke County residents are reaping the benefits of a water-sharing agreement with the city...
And there's a healthy supply of H-2-O to go around.
That's quite a contrast to last year's dwindling water supply that led to mandatory restrictions in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


As of July first this year, county residents are paying less for drinking water from the Spring Hollow Reservoir.

The water- sharing agreement that helped Roanoke city make it through the drought... has allowed the county to cut its water rates.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're continuing to work with Roanoke]

((WE'RE CONTINUING TO WORK WITH ROANOKE CITY TO INTERCONNECT AND TO STRENGTHEN THE SYSTEM. TO BE ABLE TO REDUCE THE RATES AND STRENGTHEN THE SYSTEM, REGIONALIZE IT WE'RE PLEASED TO DO SO.))
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=we're pleased to do so.]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The county supervisors recently adjusted sewer rates as well. While the changes will benefit the low-volume user, overall sewer revenues will remain the same.

[11Cory-Everson]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC38:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Owners of a women's fitness center in the Roanoke Valley hope they can open its doors again Monday.
But the center may shut down again in September.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

About a thousand women belong to Cory Everson's Health and Fitness Club, but they were not told the place would be closed this week. The owner says the landlord refuses to pay for a new air conditioner, violating the lease. He also says the landlord doubled the rent to ten thousand dollars a month to prevent it from being sold. But the landlord says a manager OFFERED to pay ten thousand dollars a month in a takeover attempt. The owner hopes to reopen the club Monday with a new air-conditioner.
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[11Hull's-Angels]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC1:21:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The cars are back and the big screen is glowing again in Rockbridge County -
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


Vehicles lined up outside Hull's Drive-In last night for the theater's grand re-opening.
Movie-goers can now go to the Drive-In three nights a week until October.
That's thanks to the efforts of the non-profit group, Hull's Angels... who refused to watch this Rockbridge landmark go down the tubes after the original owner died two years ago.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:17:45]
[IN Q=For us baby-boomers]
[SUPER=01-Lindy Felix/Hull's Angels]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=alive for the next generation.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some improvements have been made to the drive-in.
It has a new projector and guests can listen to the movie on F-M radio.
Hull's Angels are in the process of purchasing the theater and they hope to make it a family attraction for years to come.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=If we can keep]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=at least ten years.]
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[VO-NAT]


The group still hopes to raise an additional 75-thousand dollars to complete more upgrades and purchase the theater.
(XXXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN ADDRESS]
If you'd like to make a contribution, you can send it to Post Office Box One... Lexington 24450.
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[Salem-Fair]


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Before the Salem Fair wraps up this weekend... we wanted to capture some of the sights and sounds for you.
Here's the view through News 7 videographer Nate Sylves' lens.
Have a good afternoon.
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