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The third contract offer's a charm for Celanese.
But the Union says it's NOT a win-win situation.
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And James River High School students end their first week back to school - grieving the loss of a 15-year-old classmate.
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[Open]
Good morning, I'm Denise Allen.
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And I'm Leo Hirsbrunner.
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It's Saturday . Welcome to New-7 Saturday Morning. There's lots of news and sports ahead, but first let's get a peek at the weather.
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[WX-PRO/FULL=]"WEATHER STORY"
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[Celanese]


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After months of failed negotiations and contract offers - Celanese and its union have finally agreed on a contract.
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59 percent of the company's unionized workers voted in favor of the proposed three-year deal.
It was the third contract offer from Giles County's largest employer.
Celanese makes acetate fiber used in cigarette filters and clothing.
The new contract guarantees workers a 3-percent raise each year.
Some Celanese employees say that's NOT enough - despite yesterday's vote.
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((JIMMIE MULLINS/CELANESE WORKER: WITH THE VOTE THAT WE HAD, IT STILL TELLS US WE HAVE SOME BIG CONCERNS AT THE PLANT, EVEN THOUGH THIS CONTRACT WAS RATIFIED.))
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Celanese says it's happy with the vote - and that it is open to discuss mandatory overtime - a key point of contention with Union workers.
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She was forced out by the Governor for mismanaging a state agency that's still under criminal investigation by the State Police.
And he's paying her 50- thousand dollars in an unprecedented severance package.
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Linda Byrd-Harden resigned under pressure last week as the head of the state Minority Business Enterprise office.
Now, the Gilmore administration admits it is paying her 20-thousand dollars severance and 30-thousand dollars consulting pay.
That's despite the fact the Governor's new appointee -- Allegra McCullough (mc KULLA) says she does NOT plan to consult with a former agency head with a legacy of mismanagement.
An independent state audit showed Byrd-Harden's two years at the agency's helm left it in fiscal chaos.
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((Why did you not fire her? GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL, WE DECIDED TO MAKE A CHANGE AT THE MANAGEMENT LEVEL, BUT WE TALKED THAT OVER WITH HER. AND I THINK SHE CONCURRED THAT IT WAS TIME FOR HER TO MAKE A CHANGE FOR HER CAREER PATH ALSO.))12
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((CRAIG BIEBER/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: IT'S HIGHLY UNUSUAL IN THAT POLITICAL APPOINTEES NORMALLY GET ONE MONTH'S SEVERANCE PAY UPON TERMINATION AND THAT'S IT. IT'S ALSO UNUSUAL THAT SOMEBODY WHO IS THE FOCUS OF AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION... WOULD RECEIVE A REWARD.))18
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Byrd-Harden is the former director of the state N-double-A-C-P.
But the head of the Legislative Black Caucus -- Delegate Jerrauld Jones -- says her management record is poor, and the severance package is unwarranted and unorthodox.
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[11Amherst-Wreck]


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A two-car crash in Amherst County left an infant in critical condition yesterday.
A teen-aged driver was also injured.
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State police say 17- year- old Nichole Bonsie (BON-see) was crossing Route 29 when her car was broadsided by a vehicle traveling south.
A six- week- old boy in her car was thrown from his car seat.. At last report, he was in critical condition at the U-V-A Medical Center.
Bonsie was treated and released from Lynchburg General.
Authorities say she may be charged with failing to yield the right of way.
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A man injured in a car accident Thursday has died.
Kenneth Sowers of Pilot died yesterday morning.
His car was broadsided by another on Pilot Road in Montgomery County Thursday night.
State police are still investigating.
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Some students in Botetourt County ended their first week back to school - with the news that a classmate had died.
A James River High School junior was killed in a car accident Thursday after leaving school.
As Joy Sutton reports - this is the third time within a year that James River High has had to deal with the loss of one of its own.
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((Stephanie Woodson was killed one day before her sixteenth birthday.
She had just started classes on Monday. The accident happened less than a mile from school. Authorities say Woodson lost control of her car, and hit a couple of trees
School Principal Larry Journell says in his 13 years at James River High School, a student has been killed almost every year, many of them as the result of in automobile accidents.
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((LARRY JOURNELL/PRINCIPAL: IT'S A REALLY HARD THING FOR OUR KIDS TO DEAL WITH IT. IT SEEMS LIKE WE GET MORE THAN OUR SHARE. WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO EXAMINE AND WILL CONTINUE TO EXAMINE WHY US))
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Ironically, the school was already in the process of constructing a memorial for students who have died, and now Woodson will be among those who will remembered.
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((LARRY JOURNELL: WE FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE LOSE SO MANY KIDS THAT WE WANTED TO REMIND THE KIDS THAT WE HAVE IN SCHOOL THIS YEAR THAT WE VALUE THEM AND WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE THEM))
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And Journell says while the school can teach the students about safety in the classroom, this memorial is another attempt to remind them that life is precious and can easily be taken away.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Botetourt County. ))
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Visitation for Stephanie Woodson will be held tonight from 7 to 9 at Botetourt Funeral Home.




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A man who died after being shocked repeatedly with a stun gun at Wallens Ridge State Prison had filed a lawsuit against prison officials.
Lawrence Frazier died in July - a few days after lapsing into a coma while being shocked during an apparent seizure.
Frazier - who was diabetic - claimed in a lawsuit that prison officials denied him insulin on at least 3 occasions.
A judge dismissed the suit - saying the allegations did NOT support the claim of cruel and unusual punishment.
Frazier was one of several hundred inmates transferred to Wallens Ridge from Connecticut.

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A young man convicted of assault and battery could be facing more than his body can handle if he's incarcerated. Jennifer Miele tells us why the NAACP is getting involved with the case of 19-year-old Ernest Grogan.
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(( A recent conviction isn't Ernest Grogan's biggest trouble.... right now it's walking, and in a few days, it may be staying alive.
Grogan is a hemophiliac. He's also been a liver patient since he was 2-years old - when he contracted Hepatitis C from a blood transfusion.
While Grogan maintains his innocence, he is more concerned with the consequences of jail time.
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((ERNEST GROGAN: I'M WORRIED ABOUT GOING IN AND GETTING HURT. IF I HURT MYSELF, NOBODY IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF ME OR NOTHING LIKE THAT... TREAT ME WITH THE MEDICINE I'M SUPPOSED TO GET.))
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Grogan's attorney presented the court with details on his client's condition. So the jail offered to keep Grogan in a medical pod instead of with the regular prison population. But his mother says more needs to be done - because a simple cut could be lethal - if a professional isn't there to administer medication.
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((KAREN GRAVELY/GROGAN'S MOTHER: I SAID HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET HIS PLASMA? HE DID NOT KNOW. I SAID HOW WILL YOU GET HIS OTHER MEDICATION? HE DID NOT KNOW.))
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A spokesperson for the jail issued a statement, saying [PRE-PRO]
The doctor has evaluated the situation and he feels that we can accommodate Mr. Grogan. If we didn't feel that we could accommodate him, we wouldn't agree to do it under the circumstances of his medical condition.
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The NAACP may file charges against the city if the situation in not resolved.
It contends Roanoke City judge Pat Doherty's apathy toward Grogan's condition is racial discrimination.
Grogan refused to report to jail Tuesday - he's still a free man, for now.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))





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The Superintendent of Roanoke Schools says the N-double-A-C-P gave out false information concerning alleged Civil Rights violations within city schools.
An N-double-A-C-P report states the school system violated the Civil Rights Act. Dr. Wayne Harris says an investigation into allegations of discrimination IS being conducted by the Office of Civil Rights, because of a complaint filed last year.
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But Harris says the Civil Rights Office found NO such violations - only issues of concern, which he'll address at a meeting with them next month.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SUPERINTENDENT: WE CERTAINLY HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE IN ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS AND WE WILL BE WILLING TO DISCUSS WHAT THOSE ISSUES ARE - IF THEY END UP BEING ISSUES WE REACH A RESOLUTION TO RESOLVE, WE'LL BE WILLING TO DISCUSS THOSE, BECAUSE THOSE WOULD BE ISSUES IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR CHILDREN.))
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The investigation has NOT been completed.



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A local talk show host has disappeared - from cyberspace and from Roanoke.
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For about six months Doc Rivers had been on Rev.Net, operating out of a store front in Tanglewood Mall.
This is how he signed off his last show seven weeks ago.
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((WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON THE DOC RIVERS SHOW. I EXPECT YOU'LL BE BACK WITH US MONDAY. HOPE SO. MAYBE, MAYBE NOT.
WE'LL SEE. MIGHT BE A BIG SURPRISE. YOU NEVER KNOW.))
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That was the last anybody heard from Rivers. About 5- to- 8-thousand dollars worth of equipment disappeared at about the same time.
Though the show enjoyed only a modest following, Rev.Net's President says he still had hope for it.
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((WE WERE FULLY PREPARED TO CONTINUE WITH THE DOC RIVERS SHOW UNTIL THIS CAME UP. WE NOW CONSIDER THAT A BREACH OF CONTRACT, AND WE WOULD LIKE OUR EQUIPMENT BACK.))
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County Police are investigating the disappearance and possible theft. No charges have been filed.
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Seattle lost its third in a row as the Mariners fell to the White Sox four to one.
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Chicago took the lead early as Carlos Lee singles home Jose Valentin for the one-nothing lead.
Still in the first Herbert Perry brings home Frank Thomas and Lee and that's all Chicago would need.
The only error on the night, the Seattle ball girl can't handle the bank shot off the wall, but her team wins it four to one.
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In California, Tim Salmon homered and drove in all four Angels runs in the four to one win.
Rookie pitcher Matt Wise won his third straight game, but Kenny Lofton's homer ends the shutout attempt.
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In the NFL, Stoney Case finds former Wahoo Herman Moore for the Detroit score, but Moore is out for four to six weeks after separating his shoulder last night.
Florida State's Peter Warrick did a number on Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl last season. Last night he caught three passes for 62 yards for Cincinnati. But the Lions won 21 to 13.
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Former Hokie Ken Oxendine rushed for 45 yards on 17 carries for Detroit. The Lions picked him up on waivers from Atlanta.

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If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calendar.
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Capitol Hill doesn't wait for Firestone to come to D-C - federal officials head to the tire company's hometown to investigate whether the recall should be expanded.
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And authorities may have thwarted an act of terror at the Olympics.
Four are arrested in connection with plans that involved a nuclear reactor.
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[11Celanese]


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The months-long tug of war between Celanese and its Union is over.
Union workers voted in favor of the company's third contract offer yesterday. But all is not resolved. Marya Jones explains.
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(( It took three trips to the ballot box, but Celanese finally got the response it was looking for.
59 percent of its unionized workers voted in favor of a proposed three-year contract.
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((JIMMY MULLINS/UNION PRESIDENT: AFTER FIVE AND A HALF MONTHS, IT'S A RELIEF TO HAVE IT ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.))
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Nearly 760 of the union's 1000 members voted.
Workers say the contract's increase in wages, pension and a 1,250 dollar ratification bonus sold it this time around.
But the 41 percent who rejected it say the contract still doesn't resolve the plant's biggest problem: mandatory overtime that forces some employees to work back to back 8 hour shifts.
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((JIMMIE MEADOWS/CELANESE EMPLOYEE: WE'RE STILL NOT HAPPY WITH THE OVERTIME, I DON'T GUESS WE NEVER WILL. WE'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT CONTRACT, SEE IF WE CAN'T DO SOMETHING THEN. WORK ON IT FROM DAY TO DAY TILL THEN.))
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The 60-year-old plant makes acetate fiber used in cigarette filters and clothing.
On average, hourly workers earn from 13 to 17 dollars an hour.
With the new contract, they'll get a three percent raise each year.
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((JIMMIE MULLINS/CELANESE WORKER: WITH THE VOTE THAT WE HAD, IT STILL TELLS US WE HAVE SOME BIG CONCERNS AT THE PLANT, EVEN THOUGH THIS CONTRACT WAS RATIFIED.))
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[SU 1:30:39 - :50] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: A CELANESE SPOKESMAN SAYS THE COMPANY IS PLEASED WITH THE OUTCOME OF THE VOTE AND THAT IN THE FUTURE, THE COMPANY WILL KEEP ITS DOORS OPEN TO DISCUSSIONS WITH THE UNION ON THE TOPIC OF MANDATORY OVERTIME. MJN7, GILES COUNTY.))
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The pressure is on for Firestone to broaden the recall of its tires.
Ford and Firestone were called to explain the situation on Capitol Hill.
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Instead Washington investigators traveled to Detroit and Firestone Headquarters in Nashville.
They will try to determine if the recall needs to be expanded and pinpoint when the companies knew of a potential problem.
Federal law requires manufacturers to notify the Department of Transportation about any defects in a product.
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((JOAN CLAYBROOK, PUBLIC CITIZEN: THE ONLY PENALTIES THAT CAN BE IMPOSED IN THIS CASE ARE THE ONES CURRENTLY IN THE STATUTE, WHICH IS ABOUT $925-THOUSAND DOLLARS MAXIMUM, WHICH IS CHUMP CHANGE FOR THESE COMPANIES. HELEN PETRAUSKAS, FORD: THERE MUST BE 21 BOXES OF INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS AND CDs THAT WE'RE TURNING OVER TO THE GOVERNMENT.))
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Both Ford and Firestone say they are fully cooperating with Washington.
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[Olympics]


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The New Zealand press is reporting, authorities there have foiled a terrorist attempt aimed at the Olympic Games.

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Australian officials are playing down the threat on Sydney.
Apparently police in New Zealand arrested three men during a raid in March and a fourth was arrested last week.
They had maps of Sydney, the site of the up coming Olympics. These maps highlighted a nuclear reactor.
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Reports that the men are connected with Osama Bin Laden have NOT been confirmed.
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Hokie fans may have a smoother ride to Tech's season opener this year - if they're traveling on I-81. We'll tell you why, still ahead on News 7 Saturday Morning.......
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And... a hiking expedition...
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turns into a life-threatening nightmare for four young Americans.
They were held hostage by Islamic rebels.
The story, coming up -
But first if you are traveling today........
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[Climber-Hostage]


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Four American rock climbers proved to be true survivors--the prize for their feat--their lives.
The three young men and one woman escaped from militant Islamic rebels.
Teri Okita has the story.
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(((VIDEO FROM: BOMB-PROOF PRODUCTIONS)
TRACK: WHAT BEGAN AS A SPONSORED EXPEDITION INTO THE REMOTE MOUNTAINOUS REGION OF A FORMER SOVIET REPUBLIC ENDED IN NEAR-DEATH AT THE HANDS OF MILITANT ISLAMIC REBELS. FOUR YOUNG AMERICANS -- ALL TOP-RATED CLIMBERS -- WERE HELD HOSTAGE -- CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A BLOODY REBELLION WITH THE KYRGYSTAN GOVERNMENT.

(Super: Jason Smith/Rock Climber)
SOT: We were sleeping on a climb on a side of a mountain and they shot

at us and gestured for us to come to the ground, and then, they walked us to our camp and take all of our things.
TRACK: CAPTORS MARCHED THE ONE WOMAN AND THREE MEN AROUND, USUALLY IN THE DARK, SOMETIMES FOR FIVE OR SIX MILES. AND WHEN THEY WEREN'T MOVING, THEY WERE KEPT OUT OF SIGHT.

(Super: Tommy Caldwell/Rock Climber)
SOT: They would pile shrubs on top of us to make us completely hidden

from helicopters and kryg soldiers, and we pretty much couldn't move for 17 hours a day.
TRACK: FOR SIX DAYS, THEY DRANK FROM MUD-PUDDLES AND RATIONED OFF POWER BARS, YOGURT BALLS, AND BUTTER.

(Super: (Again) Tommy Caldwell/Rock Climber)
SOT: We were seriously fearing for our lives. We did not know what was

going to happen to us. Escape was always on the top of our minds.
TRACK: AND ESCAPE, THEY DID. THEIR BREAK CAME WHEN ONE REBEL WALKED AWAY FOR A SHORT TIME --LEAVING ONLY ONE OTHER ARMED GUARD TO WATCH THEM.

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JOHN DICKEY/ROCK CLIMBER
THE CLIMBERS MOVED QUICKLY, PUSHED THAT LONE REBEL OFF A CLIFF, AND RAN. THEY DODGED BULLETS AND BOLTED TO SAFETY AT A MILITARY POST 18-MILES AWAY. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS. ))

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A new formation could make for a smoother trip to Virginia Tech's season opener.
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Construction crews have been working around the clock to complete exit 118-B on Interstate 81, which will provide more direct access to the route 460 bypass near Blacksburg.
Drivers should still expect delays. Construction continues in the area, but V-DOT is encouraging tech fans to leave home early and pay attention to road signs.
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[Pestilence]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off Promo]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


At first - it might not sound like a place you'd WANT to spend your Time Off. But coming up on Time Off this weekend -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

we'll take you to a recreated doctor's office - and a cemetery.
Lynchburg's Old City Cemetery sheds light on life and death during the Civil War era. The cemetery is the final resting place for thousands of people of varying races, lifestyles and backgrounds.
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[IN Q=In addition to the Confederate...]

((In addition to the Confederate section where there are 22-hundred Confederate soldiers buried... outside the Confederate section the cemetery in 75-percent African American, a alot of immigrants buried here, a lot of bawdy ladies. All have fascinating stories.))
[SUPER=01-Jane White/Southern Memorial Association]
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[OUT Q=fascinating stories.]
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[VO-NAT]

We'll also take you through the cemetery's Pest House.
It's a recreation of a place where a young Quaker doctor with a heart of gold - and nerves of steel - brought hope into what was otherwise a house of death. That's coming up on "Time Off" - we'll have that for you on News 7 Sunday morning.
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[Survivor-check]


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


Hate him or love him.....Richard Hatch is now officially a millionaire.
He has his reward in hand and is ready to take on the town.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Hatch/Survivor Winner; :36]
[super=01-Les Moonves/CBS Television Pres.; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News; 1:15]
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WHY IS THIS MAN SMILING? WELL, WOULDN'T YOU BE, IF SOMEONE GAVE YOU A MILLION DOLLARS FOR 39 DAYS ON A TROPICAL ISLAND?
RICHARD HATCH, THE SOLE SURVIVOR OF THE SUMMERS TV PHENOMENON, RECEIVED THE CHECK FROM LES MOONVES, THE PRESIDENT OF CBS.

-SOT-RICHARD HATCH, SURVIVOR WINNER


RICHARD SCHEMED, AND NEGOTIATED AND HUNTED HIS WAY TO THE TOP AND THE CHUBBY CORPORATE TRAINER FROM RHODE ISLAND, WHO LIKED TO BE NAKED, LOST 36 POUNDS-- ALL IN ALL, HE SAYS IS WAS A PRETTY GOOD DEAL.

-SOT-HATCH


IT WASN'T A BAD DEAL FOR CBS EITHER. LES MOONVES, INITIALLY PASSED ON THE SHOW TWICE. BUT WAS ENCOURAGED BY A YOUNG STAFFER TO GIVE IT A CHANCE. MORE THAN 50 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED THE SHOWS FINALE. AND ITS ALSO GIVEN CBS's "EARLY SHOW" ITS BIGGEST RATING IN YEARS.

-SOT-LES MOONVES, PRES. CBS TELEVISION


-STAND-UP- ))