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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]


Physical evidence will be tested in the murder of a Lynchburg girl - less than a week before her convicted killer is scheduled for execution.
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[vo-nat]
Roanoke authorities are on the hunt for vandals who made a mess out of dozens of cars.
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[11Barnabei]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC17:38]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


Derek Barnabei (BARN-uh-bay) is scheduled to die Thursday for killing a Lynchburg teenager.
[SS=Gilmore]


But first - Governor Jim Gilmore has ordered testing on D-N-A evidence that could exonerate him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/File Tape]


Barnabei was convicted of raping and killing 17-year-old Sarah Wisnosky.
Physical evidence taken from Wisnosky's body was reported missing from a locked, guarded area.
It turned up in another part of the Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk's storage area a few days later.
Yesterday Gilmore ordered testing of that evidence.
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[anchor=Denise]
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Gilmore has ordered a criminal investigation into the disappearance of the evidence.
Yesterday Barnabei's lawyers filed a federal lawsuit alleging someone may have tampered with it.

[Toddler-Death]


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


A toddler died after he fell into a septic tank on his family's dairy farm in Franklin County.
Friends and family searched for about two hours Thursday after realizing two-year-old Rueben Edward Bowman was missing.
Andrew Bowman found his son's body in a tank used to catch wastewater runoff from a cow barn.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Department says the tank was about ten feet deep with an opening on top less than two feet square.
The tank's concrete lid was not in place.

[Fralin-Charges]


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


A teen-aged driver who reportedly led police on a high-speed chase that killed his passenger apparently WON'T face a vehicular homicide charge, because of a technicality.
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[VO-NAT from 00-16 TC56:09]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/June]


Police say Josh Fralin was drinking on June 6-th when he fled from police and crashed into a ditch in Rocky Mount.

His 16-year-old passenger was killed.
Fralin faced felony charges.
But published reports say a charge of vehicular homicide had to be dropped because Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood forgot Fralin had an attorney - and failed to send subpoenaed medical records to the defense.
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[11Roanoke-Vandals]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC41:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities are searching for the vandal or vandals who smashed windows and stole valuables from dozens of cars in Southwest and Southeast Roanoke early Friday morning. Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Adams/Vandalism Victim; :11]
[SUPER=01-Jillian Bailey/Vandalism Victim; :34]
[SUPER=@Kate1;:45]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]

(([NAT SOUND CHRIS OPENING HIS CAR]
[RUNS= 2]


When Chris Adams walked out to his car on Walnut Avenue to go to work he didn't expect to see his passenger side window smashed in.

[SOT 18:29:53]
[INQ=]

((CHRIS ADAMS: THE CAR WAS BROKEN INTO THE STEREO WAS TAKEN AND OF COURSE WE CALLED THE POLICE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


And he wasn't the only one who found damage to his car. More than two dozen cars on ten streets from Bellview Avenue in Southeast to Franklin Road in Southwest received hundreds of dollars in damage.
Jillian Bailey took her car to the shop right away after seeing the damage.

[SOT 18:34:26]
[INQ=]

((JILLIAN BAILEY: THE DRIVERS SIDE WINDOW WAS ALL BUSTED THE STEREO THE FACE PLATE WAS TAKEN OFF AND THE DASH BOARD WAS JABBED WITH A SCREW DRIVER MY CELL PHONE AND ALL MY CDs WERE TAKEN.))
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[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: POLICE SAY THE VANDALS USED BB GUNS TO SHOOT OUT THE WINDOWS. SO FAR THERE ARE NO SUSPECTS BUT OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE AGGRESSIVELY INVESTIGATING THE CASE. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL THE ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT. KATE WEIDAW NEWS7 ROANOKE.))
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[Rescue-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off #2 5:18]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


If you blink you could miss it.
A museum tucked among the stores at Roanoke's Tanglewood Mall my be low in profile, but it's huge in significance.
Sue Taylor - the manager of the Rescue Museum, takes Shannon Young on a tour in today's Time Off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats dispatch call]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sue Taylor/Rescue Museum Manager; :25]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Young/Reporting; 1:08]
[RUNS=2:11]
[OUT Q=STD]
(([SOT=9:32:18-9:39:25]
[IN Q=Roanoke City 911.]

((Dispatcher: Roanoke City 911. Can I help you?)) ((Caller: Yes, ma'am. I'm here to report an accident.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=report an accident]


It's a call for help, similar to countless others made daily across the country.
But help hasn't always been so easy to find.
In fact, it wasn't until 1909 when a young Virginia boy witnessed an emergency that the rescue response system we know today was born.
[SOT=0:48:17-0:59:09]
[IN Q=He was focused...]

((He was focused on an incident that happened when he was nine years old. He saw a drowning of two men in the Roanoke River over in Wasena Park.))
[OUT Q=in Wasena Park.]
[RUNS= 11]
[SOT=1:34:14-1:42:12]
[IN Q=He went home...]

((He went home that night and, it's said, he told his parents that he was going to grow up to learn how to save people.
And he did.))
[OUT Q=And he did.]
[RUNS= 08]


Taylor's referring to Julian Stanley Wise.
His boyhood vision led to the creation in Roanoke of the first rescue squad of swimmers and, eventually, to the ambulances and fire trucks that routinely scream along America's streets.
[SOT=3:30:16-3:40:06]
[IN Q=He formulated an idea...]

((He formulated an idea that was a dream and kept his focus so alive that it spread across the US and the world.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=and the world.]


The progression of that dream is chronicled here at the Rescue Museum in Roanoke's Tanglewood Mall.
Exhibits run the gamut from a model of the hearse used as the first emergency response vehicle, to a full size rescue truck, to a recreation of a car accident.
Visitors can interact with many of the displays from pushing the buttons on a trio of walkie talkies to climbing behind the wheel for a simulated ambulance ride.
They can also pay their respects to the dozens of men and women who've lost their lives in their quest to save others'.
The museum is home to the only National EMS memorial.
Taylor says her goal is education.
[IN Q=We want to be...]
[SOT=4:23:25-2:43:22]

((We want to be part of the community. We're planning on having a very active role in the community of planning programs on safety. We want to bring in our young people to let them know that volunteer programs on safety... everything to do with the facets of today's world is involved.))
[RUNS= 20]


Admission to the Rescue Museum is free.
Exhibits are open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to nine.
Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[TAKE TIME OFF FS]
The Rescue Museum is located at Tanglewood Mall in Roanoke.
For directions, go to our homepage at WDBJ-7-dot-com. Click on the Time Off suitcase.
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[11Moment-Silence]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC1:29:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The controversial "moment of silence" in Virginia classrooms is under scrutiny by a judge in Alexandria.
U-S District Judge Claude Hilton took the case "under advisement" after a court hearing yesterday morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 5;]


The American Civil Liberties Union says the law blurs the line between church and state by suggesting prayer as an option.
Attorney General Mark Earley says "there is nothing to fear from a classroom of silent, thoughtful students."
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[Castro]


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


Fidel Castro's visit to New York drew protests even before he arrived in the states for the United Nations Millennium celebration.
Now President Clinton is receiving criticism from Cuban Americans for a spontaneous meeting with the Cuban Dictator.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Castro has told a group of American supporters how pleased he was to shake hands with President Clinton this week in New York.
He says he was attending a U-N luncheon Wednesday when he found himself in a line of leaders being greeted by Clinton.
He says he and Clinton greeted each other "with dignity and courtesy."
The whole thing lasted 20 seconds.
It was the first time the two leaders had met.
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[Bobby-Knight]


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


Indiana Basketball Coach Bobby Knight is refuting the latest claims of abuse against him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bloomington, IN;]


An Indiana University freshman says Knight night allegedly grabbed him and cursed at him.
The 19-year-old student says the confrontation came after he addressed the coach by saying "What's up Knight?".
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[SOT]
[IN Q=he didn't]

((HE DIDN'T HAVE TO TOUCH ME AT ALL, HE COULD HAVE JUST SAID PLEASE CALL ME BY COACH KNIGHT OR WHATEVER, BUT HE USED FORCE AGAINST ME AND I DON'T KNOW. HE SCARED THE HELL OUT OF ME.)) ((I WOULD HAVE TO BE AN ABSOLUTE MORON WITH THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN LAID DOWN ON ME TO GRAB A KID IN PUBLIC, CURSE AT A KID IN PUBLIC.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Harvey/Student; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Knight/Indiana Basketball Coach; :09]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=in public]
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[VO-NAT]


The school fined and suspended Knight after this tape surfaced last spring.
It allegedly shows the coach choking a player during a 1997 practice.
The school president says another incident-and he would fire Knight.
If Knight is forced to walk away from the game-he'll leave 117 wins short of the all-time record.
School officials say they are looking into this latest accusation.
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[Sports-Plays]


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


The Yankees are running away with the American League East. New York holds a seven game lead over Boston after beating the Red Sox four to zero last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/WNYW;]


Ex-Boston pitcher Roger Clemens remained unbeaten in the last three months with last night's win in Fenway.
David Justice drives in one of his two runs here, he also had a homer in the four to nothing win.
[super=03-Atlanta, GA/Braves-WTBS;]


Chipper Jones had two hits with three walks for Atlanta, The Braves won despite stranding 14 runners.
Atlanta beat Montreal three to two and now has a two and a half game lead over the Mets in the N L East.
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=hold]


Philadelphia beat New York last night two to zero.

[WeekendCalen]


[ANCHOR=Leo 2-shot]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
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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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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


Coming up... A contractor working to rebuild Intermet's New River Foundry is sent to the hospital.
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A planned Biomedical Center has hazardous materials in its path - and no one wants to clean them up.
Those stories and more in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello]

[11New-River-Foundry]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=dse/chr]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC08:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Intermet's rebuilding New River Foundry in Radford after a deadly explosion in March.
Last night - a contracor working on rebuilding the plant was sent to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


Intermet says the contractor was changing the configuration of some piping in the plant.
He thought he had purged gas from a pipe - but some gas spilled onto his shoulder when he removed the lid.
Interment says the man is NOT a Foundry employee.
He was taken to the hospital - authorities say his injuries did NOT appear to be life threatening.
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[11OSHA-Foundry]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC1:55:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The family of a woman who died in the March explosion at New River Foundry says part of the blame for the disaster lies with safety enforcers.
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[VO-NAT]


Edward Anderson lost his daughter, Karen Hamilton, in the blast that also killed two of her coworkers.
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


He's asked his state and national politicians to launch a probe into how the labor department handled earlier violations at the auto parts plant.
OSHA inspectors visited the plant three times in the year before the explosion.
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[SOT 15:53:05 - :20]
[IN Q=I think this was]

((EDWARD ANDERSON/VICTIM'S FATHER: I THINK THIS WAS AN ACCIDENT THAT NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED. AND I THINK THAT OSHA IS AS MUCH TO BLAME AS THE COMPANY BECAUSE THEY DID NOT ENFORCE THE LAWS THAT ARE ON THE BOOKS RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Edward Anderson/Victim's Father;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=right now.]
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[VO-NAT]


The labor department's commissioner says his inspectors did exactly what the law dictates.
He says the plant will receive added scrutiny now that it's been cited for 801-thousand dollars in violations.
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[11Biomed-Center]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC1:05:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Carilion's new Biomedical Center could be facing a hazardous road block...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A proposed ramp connecting Interstate-581 with the future Carilion Biomedical Center would run right through Roanoke Scrap Iron and Metal Company.
City officials say the site is contaminated with hazardous materials, but they don't want to spend the 30 million dollars needed to clean it up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There are ways]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/CITY MANAGER: THERE ARE WAYS FOR THE RIVER SIDE CENTER TO BE DEVELOPED WITHOUT HAVING TO ACQUIRE OR CLEAN UP THAT PROPERTY.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=up that property.]
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[VO-NAT]


If V-DOT builds the ramp, it'll have to clean it up.... but V-DOT officials say they'll do anything they can to avoid purchasing the site.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If we encounter]

((FRED ALTIZER: IF WE ENCOUNTER THIS KIND OF CONTAMINATION NOT ONLY ON THIS PARTICULAR PROPERTY BUT ON ANY PROJECT THE FIRST THING WE DO IS SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE IN TERMS OF MOVING THE FACILITY OR CHANGING THE DESIGN.))
[SUPER=01-Fred Altizer/V-DOT]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=changing the design.]
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[VO-NAT]


If the site is not cleaned up, Burcham says it will be hidden by trees and fences instead.
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[11Volvo-Layoff]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC1:24:17]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo Layoffs]


Layoffs could be on the way at Volvo's Dublin plant.
Union leaders point to a decrease in truck sales as the cause.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


The union expects to meet with plant officials next week about possible layoffs.
Workers say they've seen orders steadily dropping for new trucks... That's been a trend throughout the industry.
900 workers were laid off in February.
The Dublin plant remains the New River Valley's second-largest employer, with about 23-hundred workers.
A Volvo spokesman says the company has no plans YET to make any staffing adjustments.
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[Census-Impostor]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]


A man who posed as a census worker to rob a Franklin County woman was sentenced to more than seven years in prison.
Duane K- Rozell of Floyd County pled guilty in June to robbing Virginia Langhorn at gunpoint in her home.
Yesterday - Rozell, a former New York prison guard - was sentenced to 25 years in prison - but 18 years of that sentence was suspended.
In February Rozell stole 200 dollars at gunpoint - after he got into Langhorn's home by posing as a census worker.

[6Tucker]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:19:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg woman was given ten days to get out of her apartment - after not paying her rent for two years.
Sharan (shu-RONN) Tucker says she's disabled and her medical condition prevents her from working... and that she needed more than 10 days to find a new place to live.
But the apartment complex says she must be out this morning.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Sharan]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=07-Sharan Tucker; :17]
[SUPER=01-Bob Farmer/James Crossing Regional Mgr.; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Ed Williams/Center for Indep. Living; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=n7 lynchburg]

(( Sharan Tucker has until 9 am Saturday to pack up her belongings and move out of James Crossing the place she's called home for the past seven years.
Tucker says she needed to pay 5-thousand dollars, something she couldn't afford.
She says she was just waiting for her disability to be approved.
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[SOT17:16:35]
[IN Q=It's been really hard]

((SHARAN TUCKER: IT'S BEEN REALLY HARD BECAUSE IT'S REAL STRESSFUL FOR ME AND MY CHILD. IT ISN'T MAKING OUR ILLNESS ANY BETTER BECAUSE WE'RE UNDER SO MUCH STRESS.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=stress]


Diabetes has her in and out the hospital several times a week, and her leg had to be amputated because of staph infection, and her 3 year old son died of heart complications, and now her 14 year old son needs a heart transplant.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:08:16]
[IN Q=I JUST FELL]

((SHARAN TUCKER: I JUST FELL ON HARD TIMES AND IT LIKE LIKE THINGS ARE NOT GOING TO GET ANY BETTER))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=any better]


The apartment complex recently changed owners.
Managers say they tried to help Tucker but because she stopped paying rent they were in violation of HUD's regulations.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:29:45]
[IN Q=The staff]

((THE STAFF HAS MADE AN EFFORT TO WORK WITH HER OVER THE PAST FOUR MONTHS, SHE HAS NOT RESPONDED TO THAT, AND AS LAST RECOURSE WE DID HAVE TO GO COURT))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=to court]


Tucker has turned to the Lynchburg Area Independent Living Center for help, because she says finding accessible affordable housing isn't easy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT10:30:08]
[IN Q=]

((IT'S A VERY BIG ISSUE, BECAUSE IT'S A QUESTION OF WHAT MAKES A PLACE ACCESSIBLE, AND THERE IS FEAR OF COST AND THE LIABILITY ISSUE))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=liability issue]


For now, Sharan Tucker's on a waiting list for subsidized, accessible housing and hopes a new home won't be a long way off.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Lynchburg.))

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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Man's best friend gets some protection - while helping local authorities nab criminals. The story, just ahead.
[ANCHOR=Leo]

Plus -
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[VO-NAT]


Nurse Betty and the hit men on her trail hit movie theaters this weekend.
Anna Wentworth tells us what she thinks of the film - starring Renee Zellweger and Morgan Freeman, still ahead.
But first if you are traveling today........
[Leo ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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[Leo MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[11River-Conference]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC30:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There are many challenges to the health of the Roanoke River, AND not enough attention to the potential problems.


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[VO NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


That word yesterday from organizers of a watershed conference, who hope to shine more light on the situation.
Experts, environmentalists and government officials gathered at Virginia's Explore Park.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We felt like]

((WE FELT LIKE THE ROANOKE RIVER WASN'T GETTING ENOUGH ATTENTION AND THERE ARE A LOT OF ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE DISCUSSED AND EVALUATED AND THERE'S NOT MUCH INFORMATION OUT THERE. SO WE WANTED TO TRY TO GATHER THE PEOPLE TOGETHER WHO HAD THE INFORMATION AND MAKE IT AVAILABLE SO THEY COULD SHARE IT AMONG THEMSELVES AND AMONG THE PUBLIC.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Modica/Blue Ridge Envir. Network]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=among the public.]
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[VO-NAT SOT]


Organizers hope to raise awareness of river issues, involve more citizens, and encourage continuing efforts to protect the health of the Roanoke River Watershed.
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[11K9-Vests]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=kth]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC1:29:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The canines who help area police fight crime have gotten some added protection - thanks to one woman's generosity.


Kelli Thompson has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Marjorie Maudin/Donor; :19]
[SUPER=01-Cpl. Penny Heffinger/K-9 Unit; :40]
[SUPER=19-Kelli/Thompson; :55]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=Kelli Thompson, News 7, Bedford County]

(([NAT SOUND Trainer and dog] [RUNS2]
This police dog is just one of many that make up K-9 Units in southwest and central Virginia.
These dogs put their lives on the line everyday, without a protective vest....until now.
Marjorie Maudin donated money to provide the vests to local police dogs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:33:30-:33:41]
[IN Q=It's very important]

((IT'S VERY IMPORTANT OTHERWISE THEY WILL GET SHOT OR STABBED OR SOMETHING AND THEY ARE PROTECTING OUR PROTECTORS.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=our protectors]


Corporal Penny Heffinger's partner Alic is usually one of the first to go into a dangerous situation without a vest. Now Alic will be a much harder target to take down.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They are part of]

((THEY ARE PART OF THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT JUST LIKE WE ARE, SO WE WANT TO PROTECT THEM LIKE ONE OF THEIR OWN AND HOPEFULLY LET THEM STAY EMPLOYED WITH US FOR A LONG TIME.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=for a long time]
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[STAND-UP]
[SOT:53:39-53:49]
[IN=This is Alic's vest.]

((THIS IS ALIC'S VEST. IT'S JUST LIKE THE DEPUTIES VEST IN THAT IT IS BULLET AND STAB RESISTANT. IT WEIGHS ABOUT 5 POUNDS AND IT'S GONNA TAKE A LITTLE TRAINING TO GET USED TO.)) But the dogs' partners say there four-legged deputies won't mind wearing the vests when it saves their lives. Three of the six vests were donated to the Bedford County Sheriff's office-- the remaining vests went to the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office and Roanoke City Police Department. Kelli Thompson, News 7, Bedford County.))


[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile #3]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profile]


A Pittsylvania County couple says their winery is worth visiting - for the rich AND historic flavor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


The Tomahawk Mill Winery is right outside of Chatham. The tasting room is also part of a century old water powered flour mill. Nancy and Corky - yes, CORKY, - Medaglia (ME-dal-yia) started making wine there four years ago.
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[SOT 9:00]
[IN Q=I think generally]
[SUPER=01-Corky Medaglia/Tomahawk Mill Winery; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Medaglia/Tomahawk Mill Winery; :09]

((CORKY MEDAGLIA/TOMAHAWK MILL WINERY: I THINK GENERALLY WE MAKE ENOUGH WINE SO SOMEONE IS GOING TO LIKE SOMETHING. SO PEOPLE USUALLY LEAVE HERE HAPPY.))
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((NANCY MEDAGLIA/TOMAHAWK MILL WINERY: PEOPLE LOVE IT WHEN THEY COME OUT HERE. BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE TASTE OF WINE BUT THERE IS SO MUCH CONFEDERATE HISTORY AND SOUTHERN HISTORY.))
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[TAKE PROMO FS] You can learn more about the historic Tomahawk Mill Winery in this week's Virginia Profile. That's on News 7 Sunday Morning, beginning at 8.
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[2BIRTHDAYS!] 9/10/00
Sunday:

[SUPER=130-8/Dalton Martin/Lexington]



[SUPER=130-11/Jessie Shepard/Salem]



[SUPER=130-90/Lottie Ayers/Union Hall]



[SUPER=130-80/Odie Bales Sr./Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-/Alberta Royal/Gretna]



[SUPER=130-3/Lucas Kenley/Christiansburg]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-7/Adam Flint/Glasgow]


Anniversary: [SUPER=131-6th/Mark & Michelle Riley/Brownsburg]