[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Heads]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[roll cold out of the open]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]

The Florida situation strains the candidates AND the people - George W. Bush's camp may take legal action - and some Americans question the electoral process.
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[vo-nat] And.... A massive rescue attempt is underway in Austria to save 140 people trapped in a burning train.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Recount]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


George W. Bush has given former Secretary of State James Baker authority to seek a court injunction barring Al Gore's campaign from securing manual recounts of contested ballots in Florida.
That's according to several G-O-P officials involved in the discussions. They say it's VERY likely the injunction will be sought.
But they stress the final decision is Baker's.
Drew Levinson has more on the recount.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=701-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; 32]
[SUPER=701-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; 44]
[SUPER=701-James Baker/Former Secretary of State; 51]
[SUPER=701-William Daly/Gore Campaign Chairman; 1:02]
[super=701-Drew Levinson/Reporting;1:18]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=Tallahassee]

((
(NATS)


Three days and "counting" since Election Day and the "counting" goes on in Florida. Poll workers will be back on the job later today, counting millions of ballots by hand. At stake is who will be the 43rd President of the United States.

(Nats-Counting)


As legal challenges to the Florida vote loom, the battle over the ballot box is also being fought -- in the court of public opinion.

(NATS)


Republican George W Bush met with his vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney--and make plans for a "potential" administration.

(SOT: George W Bush, R-Presidential Candidate)



(NATS)


and Democrat Al Gore played a bit of touch football.

(SOT: Al Gore, D-Presidential Candidate)

"We're gonna win this game." (Referring to football.)
Both sides are letting high-powered emissaries duke it out...

(SOT: James Baker, Former Secretary of State)

"We will therefore vigorously oppose the Gore Campaign's efforts to keep recounting over and over until happens to like the results."

(SOT: William Daly, Gore Campaign Chairman)

"What we are seeing here is democracy in action. A careful and lawful effort to ensure that he will of the people is done."

(STANDUP)

Late Friday, George Bush told James Baker he could have the hand count stopped.
Drew Levinson CBS News Tallahassee.))




[11Electoral-College]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC06:59]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Some are questioning whether American presidents should ultimately be determined by the Electoral College.
[SS=Rick Boucher]


Congressman Rick Boucher says he'll introduce legislation next year to begin the process of amending the Constitution.
[SS=Bob Goodlatte]


Congressman Bob Goodlatte says he would oppose that move, saying the Electoral College protects rural areas and prevents the need for a NATIONWIDE recount.
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[VO-NAT]


In an interview with Keith Humphry yesterday, the Roanoke Republican also said he opposes a court-ordered re-vote.
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[SOT 16:38:15]
[IN Q=We have laws]

((WE HAVE LAWS THAT SAY THAT ELECTIONS TAKE PLACE ON ONE PARTICULAR DAY. AND NO COURT CAN RECONSTRUCT THAT OCCASION BY RE-HOLDING AN ELECTION IN ONE COMMUNITY. IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=701-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) 6th District;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=to do that.]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Goodlatte says we cannot hold the election again... even some small part of it.

[Austria-Ax]


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


A massive rescue operation is underway in the Austrian Alps.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Zell am See, Austria]


More than 100 skiers maybe trapped in a burning train in a tunnel.
There are reports 15 people have been rescued so far, but crews still have not reached the burning compartment of the train.
It crashed en route to a glacier resort and is said to be stuck 600 yards inside the mountains.
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[Coleman-DNA]


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


The list of newspapers calling for D-N-A testing in the case of an executed killer is growing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boydton/1992]

Roger Coleman was executed in 1992 after his conviction in the rape and murder of Wanda McCoy.
Now the Washington Post, the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Virginian-Pilot have joined the Boston Globe and Centurion Ministries in asking a Buchanan County judge to allow new D-N-A testing.
When Coleman was convicted - D-N-A testing showed he -along with 2 percent of the population - could have been the attacker.
The organizations who want re-testing say new technology could more accurately determine Coleman's guilt or innocence.
The Virginia Attorney General's office plans to fight the request.
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[Ice-Station]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday a.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off #3 TC 38:51]
[graphic=Time Off]

If you're looking for a cool place to hang out you don't have to go far. Roanoke is home to a public ice skating rink. In this week's "Time Off' segment Shannon Young takes us for a spin at the Ice Station.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They make it look so easy.]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Tim Christian/Skating Director; 29]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Bowles/Skating Instructor; 1:03]
[SUPER=@shannon2; 1:53]
[RUNS=2:26]
[OUT Q=STD]

((They make it look so easy... those skaters who jump and spin over the ice as if they were born to do so... and their aggressive counterparts who trade in grace for lightning speed and explosive power. But despite their expertise, even the Michelle Kwans and Wayne Gretzkys of the world were beginners once. And chances are they took their first hesitant steps at an ice rink like this one.
[SOT 30:58-31:13]
[IN Q=It's different. It's not football...]

((It's different. It's not football, basketball, baseball like everyone's grown up to do. You see hockey on TV but, until you grow up to try it, you don't know how fast and exciting it really can be.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=really can be.]

Tim Christian is the Skating Director at the Ice Station. He also teaches "Learn to Play" classes which are quarterly sessions on hockey. Christian is joined by a team of instructors who also focus on figure skating classes called "Learn to Skate."
[SOT 38:17-38:31]
[IN Q=the girls tend to...]

((The girls tend to lean towards figure skating. The guys go for the hockey, although we do have a girls hockey team. We do have some that want to. It's more of a physical game, more of a team sport where figure skating is a individualized sport.)) [RUNS 14]
[OUT Q=a individualized sport.]

Each sport comes with its own style of ice skate. The skate you pick will determine the kind of skating you can engage it.
[SOT 31:24-31:38]
[IN Q=The major difference...]

((The major difference, the most obvious, is the toe picks for the figure skate. That's for the spins and jumps. You can dig in a little more whereas, hockey skates, you don't need that. You want a little more push off, a little more thrust.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=a little more thrust.]

And , perhaps, a little protection? If hitting the ice makes you nervous about, well, hitting the ice, some strategically placed padding can help thaw your anxiety.
[SOT 31:56-32:11]
[IN Q=It's always good...]

((It's always good to wear a helmet, a good pair of gloves in case you do fall. On top of that, elbow pads are always good to have and maybe even some shin guards like they do for roller blading. So there are some protective measures that you can take.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=you can take.]

Instructors even teach their students to pick up the pace. They say speeding up lessens the pain of falling down.
[SOT 39:04-39:14]
[IN Q=Tonight, I made 'em...]

((Tonight, I made 'em get out here and work hard.. .and show them that it doesn't hurt to fall when you skate fast. It actually is a little bit easier. So we're trying to get 'em moving a little bit more.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=a little bit more.]

If you want to take classes but aren't sure where to begin, instructors will help determine your skill level. And if you'd rather brave the rink without guidance, public skating times are available. Who knows, with a little practice, you could become a skating sensation yourself. Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] For directions - or information about prices, classes and times check out our website at wdbj7.com and click on the "Time Off" suitcase.
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[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise -- ON RECORD!!!]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Dayton]


The Roanoke Express dropped a home game to Dayton last night 3 to 2.
Roanoke hosts the Northeast Division leading Trenton Titans tonight. The puck drops for that one at 7:30.
Also the Express is trying to "Raise A Ton" of food for the needy. Bring in two non-perishable food items and get a dollar off your ticket.



[Peaks-Race]
[anchor=Denise -- ON RECORD]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]


The holiday season isn't just a time for shopping, there are a number foot races coming up in our area.
The 21st annual Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic is Saturday, December Second.
Race Director, Hunter Allen, joins us to talk about it.

[super=01-Hunter Allen/Race Director]



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[TAKE FULL SCREEN INFO BOARD]

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[WeekendCalen]


[ANCHOR=Leo 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[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]
[adlib into the diner bump]

[Diner-tease]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=lhi]
[TAPE#=Weekend Diner #6 16:47]
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[2-shot Leo ad-lib diner tease]

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[IN Q=Hi I'm Carole]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=for you]



[COMM # 3 next]




[DinerOpen]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=lhi]
[TAPE#=Diner Open]
[GRAPHIC=Weekend Diner]


In today's Weekend Diner - we travel to Carole Doddridge's home to bake up a cranberry delight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[Weekend-Diner]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=lhi]
[TAPE#=WKND Diner #6 TC 17:04]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Here we are]
[SUPER=07-Carole Doddridge; :10]
[RUNS=3:06]
[OUT Q=right to her.]
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[weekend diner address board 7153]
If you want Carole's Cranberry Cake recipe or any recipe you see on Weekend Diner - check out our web site at WDBJ-7-dot com - just click on Weekend Diner. If you have any suggestions for Weekend Diner - you can send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope at... ( Ad lib address)
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
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[ROLL COLD OUT OF THE OPEN]

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


The recounting continues, the world watches - and the Bush camp may take legal steps to prevent a recount by hand.
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Plus...The 5-month long restoration of living history at VMI is complete.
More on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello]


[2Recount]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Florida isn't the only state recounting votes.
George W. Bush has come from more than six-thousand votes down to take a 17-vote lead over Al Gore in the New Mexico vote count.
And with 99 percent of the votes counted in Oregon, the Vice President has narrowly defeated Bush for the seven electoral votes there.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Baltimore, MD;]


The NAACP is defending the vote recount in Florida, saying challenging the ballot recount is not slowing down the process, but rather making sure the process runs its course.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=all day]

((KWESI MFUME/NAACP PRESIDENT: ALL DAY, ELECTION DAY, WE HEARD ALL KINDS OF THINGS. PEOPLE TOLD THEY COULD NOT VOTE, PEOPLE TOLD THEY HAD ALREADY VOTED BY ABSENTEE BALLOT, TO PEOPLE WHO WERE TOLD THE POLLS WERE CLOSING EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE IN LINE AT THE TIME.))
[SUPER=701-Kwesi Mfume/NAACP President;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=at the time]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, in a late-night conference call Friday, George W. Bush gave former Secretary of State James Baker authority to seek a court injunction barring Al Gore's campaign from securing manual recounts of contested ballots in Florida.
That's according to several G-O-P officials involved in the discussions. They say it's very likely the injunction will be sought. But they stress that it's up to Baker to make the final decision. A source close to Baker says the former secretary has not decided.
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[11Absentee-Ballots]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC1:33:08]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Among those weighing in on this unprecedented presidential election - are area college students FROM the Sunshine State.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Roanoke Co.]


The student body at Hollins University includes about 30 young women from the state of Florida.
Many of them voted by absentee ballot in the presidential election... and the prospect of a continuing court battle brings differing opinions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a presidential election]

((ALEX MILLER/GORE SUPPORTER: THIS IS A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. HE'LL BE RUNNING. HIM OR BUSH WILL BE RUNNING THE COUNTRY FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE AND IT SHOULD BE CARRIED ALL THE WAY.)) ((STASSA EDWARDS/BUSH SUPPORTER: I THINK WE SHOULD WAIT UNTIL THE OVERSEAS BALLOTS COME IN AND WHOEVER THEY GO IN FAVOR TO... I THINK IF THEY GO IN FAVOR TO AL GORE OR TO GEORGE W., THE LOSER SHOULD STEP FORWARD AND CONCEDE HIS DEFEAT AND LET THE COUNTRY GO ON WITH ITS BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=701-Alex Miller/Gore Supporter; :]
[SUPER=701-Stassa Edwards/Bush Supporter; :]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=go on with its business.]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The students agree on at least one issue. They hope the controversy will prompt changes in their home state... so that Florida's electoral process will be less vulnerable to confusion or fraud.

[Europe-Reax]


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


Across the ocean Europeans are even more confused about the presidential elections than some Americans are.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The news of the Florida recount has surprised those in the old world.
An Associated Press tally of the state recount of votes completed early on Friday showed Bush leading by just 327 votes for Florida's decisive 25 electoral votes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:11:28]
[IN Q=we couldn't]

(( WE COULDN'T REALLY UNDERSTAND THE POSTAL VOTE EITHER, WHY COULDN'T THEY HAVE THEM ALL IN IN ADVANCE? ANOTHER VOX POP SAYS IT'S A BIT OF A SHAM. Q. WHO SHOULD BE THE WINNER? A: WHOEVER GOT THE MOST VOTES.))
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=most votes]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The incomplete popular vote totals showed Gore ahead, with 49,145,883 votes, or 48 percent.
Bush had 48,940,963, also 48 percent.
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[2Austria-Ax]


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


170 people have apparently died in the Austrian Alps today - despite desperate attempts to rescue them from a train that caught fire inside a tunnel.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Zell am See, Austria]


Eight people were able to escape the burning train filled with skiers.
That information comes from the governor of Austria's Salzburg (SALLZ-berg) province.
A cable was pulling the train nearly two miles up a mountain.
The blaze continued burning more than 3 hours after it broke out.
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[11VMI-Cannons]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC02:19]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Seal]

On the parade grounds at VMI you may notice its historical cannons look new again. After six months of restoration the five cannons looks like they did over a century ago. Kate Weidaw explains why these cannons are so important to VMI.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Col. Keith Gibson/Museums Program Director; :00]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :10]
[SUPER=@Kate2; :55]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=News 7, Lexington.]
(([SOT 50:21]
[INQ=]

((COL. KEITH GIBSON: OVER THE YEARS THEY'VE BECOME DETERIORATED THE WOODEN MEMBERS HAVE TAKEN THE RUN OF THE ELEMENTS THROUGH OUT THE YEARS.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]
Since 1848 these five cannon have been a part of VMI history. VMI's most well known faculty member Stonewall Jackson used them to teach artillery.

[SOT 49:37]
[INQ=]

((COL. KEITH GIBSON: HE WOULD BRING CADETS OUT HERE AND PARADE WITH THEM TEACH THEM ARTILLERY TACTICS USING THESE VERY GUNS.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS6]
In the 1860's the cannon fired the first hostile shots in the Shenandoah Valley.

[SOT 50:10]
[INQ=]

((COL. KEITH GIBSON: IN THE VERY EARLY PARTS OF THE WAR ONE OF THEM WAS LOST THERE WAS ORIGINALLY SIX GUNS HERE ONE REMAINS IN THE POTOMAC RIVER YET TODAY.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]
Restoring the cannon meant painting the original colors back on, red for the wooden parts and black for the metal. The colors were used so the guns could be distinguished from others used in battle. Today they continue to be a part of living history the next generation can enjoy. Kate Weidaw News 7 Lexington.))

[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
SHEEP are taking a bite out of the big apple.
What do New Yorkers think of their wooly visitors? We'll tell you a little later on News 7 Saturday Morning.
[ANCHOR=Denise]

And... it's time again...
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[VO-NAT]

for the Community Christmas Store in Salem to open its doors to volunteers - and families in need.
A guest joins us with more...
[anchor=Leo]

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]

[Christmas-Store]
[anchor=Denise -- ON RECORD]
[newscast=Sun AM]
[tape=Eye on Virginia]
[graphic=None]


Each year the Community Christmas Store helps hundreds of area families have a more joyful holiday season. And each year the number of families in need grows.
You can help and have fun at the same time. Janie Whitlow is here to tell us about the store and some up coming fund raising events.
Good morning Janie.

[super=01-Janie Whitlow/Christmas Store Co-Founder]



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[vo/nat]
[super=03-Salem/Last Year;]



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[TAKE TURKEY BOWL BOARD #8702EssC]



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[TAKE VALLEY TOY RUN BOARD -- #8703EssC]



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[TAKE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS STORE BOARD -- #8704]



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[TAKE WDBJ HOME PAGE BOARD - #4472]



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Denise wraps

[11Vets-Calls]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC07:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some area folks have the chance to make cellular calls to friends and family - for free, thanks to U-S Cellular.


The deal is...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

only for veterans, in honor of Veterans Day.
Yesterday the veterans could make as many calls as they wanted-- to anyone in the United States.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:13:47]
[IN Q=This opportunity]

((TOM DEANE/VETERAN: THIS OPPORTUNITY ON VETERANS DAY TO CALL TALK TO MY OLD COMMANDING OFFICER THAT WAS REAL SPECIAL))

[SUPER=01-Tom Deane/Veteran]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=real special]
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[VO-NAT]


U-S Cellular say this was its way of thanking veterans in the Roanoke Valley for their service.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:21:23]
[IN Q=I think maybe a lot of times]

((I THINK MAYBE A LOT OF TIME THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO MAKE LONG DISTANCE CALLS FOR THE LENGTH OF TIME THAT THE WANT TO AND AS MANY AS THEY LIKE AGAIN WE WE'RE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO HELP AND THIS IS WHAT WE CAME UP WITH))
[SUPER=01-Michelle Neu/U.S. Cellular]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=came up with]
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[VO-NAT]


U-S Cellular offers the service again today at the V-A Medical Center in Salem from 12-30 to 2-30 p-m.
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[11Radford-Teams]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=500-16 1:13:41]
[GRAPHIC=Radford University]


Some Radford University athletes will have to transfer if they want to compete at the Division One level... because the university is cutting 2 varsity teams.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


The university's Board of Visitors voted to demote the gymnastics and lacrosse teams to club sports.
They'll be replaced with a varsity women's swimming and diving team next year.
University officials say they did not have the money to maintain all 20 athletic teams at their current levels.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 33:03 - :21]
[IN Q=After looking]

((GREIG DENNY/ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: AFTER LOOKING AT ALL OF OUR OPTIONS, WE NEED TO DO LESS BETTER. I KNOW IT'S VERY HARD FOR STUDENT ATHLETES THAT ARE GYMNASTS AND LACROSSE PLAYERS TO UNDERSTAND AT THIS TIME, BUT I THINK IT'S THE RIGHT DECISION FOR OUR ATHLETIC PROGRAM AND THE UNIVERSITY FOR THE LONG-TERM GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF OUR PROGRAM.))
[SUPER=01-Greig Denny/Athletic Director;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=development of our program.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gymnasts and lacrosse players who received scholarships will continue to get them through graduation.
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[5-Averett]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=500-20 59:05]
[GRAPHIC=Averett College]


Averett College in Danville will soon be Averett University -
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Officials say the new designation reflects the school's academic growth.
It should also help recruit more students, and enhance its programs off-campus.
The change takes effect July first.
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[NYC-Sheep]


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


And finally this morning we're going to leave you with this video...
On the hooves of the popular Sex In The City series comes Sheep In The City.
The Cartoon Network decided to promote their new show by putting some of their wooly friends on display in New York's Bryant Park.
We leave you with a look at how New Yorkers are responding. Have a good morning...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sot]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=nat sound]