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

As the legal wrangling continues - absentee ballots give George W. Bush a boost in Florida's numbers.
A live report coming up.
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[vo-nat] And... An alleged abductor is still at large - but his ex-wife and her children manage to escape. The latest ahead.
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[Recount]
[anchor=Denise]
[writer=dal/chr]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[tape=None - LIVE FROM NEWSPATH!!!]
[graphic=Election 2000]


George W. Bush's lead is growing with overseas ballots counted in all but one of Florida's 67 counties.
The Republican picked up one thousand-375 votes to Al Gore's 748.
Overall, some 22-hundred overseas ballots have been accepted and counted.
Counties have until noon Saturday to report the overseas ballot count.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Denise/Newspath]


Terisa Estacio joins us from Florida with the latest.
[super=205-Tallahassee, FL]
[super=201-Terisa Estacio/Reporting]



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[SOT]
[IN-Q=]
[SUPER=203-Tallahassee, FL]
[SUPER=201-Craig Waters/FL Sup. Court Spokesman ]
[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate]
[SUPER=201-James Baker/Bush Campaign Spokesman]

((High noon nears in Tallahassee: the deadline for overseas absentee ballots to be counted. But Florida's final vote tally won't be certified today. The State Supreme Court barred Secretary of State Katherine Harris from naming a winner in the presidential contest.

SOT: Craig Waters/Florida Supreme Court Spokesman

"The court has entered an order accepting jurisdiction in the case that was brought here on the certification from the circuit court of appeals."
This decision, as well as a ruling by a federal appeals court in Atlanta which refused to block the hand counts ... gives Vice President Al Gore's campaign a temporary reprieve.
And the Vice President got even more good news Friday, Democratic leaning Miami /Dade County has decided to go ahead with a manual recount.

SOT:V.P. Al Gore/D-Presidential Campaign

"I'm very please the hand-counts are continuing. They're proceeding despite efforts to obstruct them."
But Texas Governor George W. Bush's campaign vows to continue the fight. On Monday, they'll ask the State Supreme Court to decide whether the ongoing recounts are legal.

SOT: James Baker/Bush Campaign Spokesman

"We remain confident that for all the reason discussed by the trial court in its two opinions, the Supreme Court will find the Secretary of State properly exercised her discretion and followed the law."
Stand-Up: Terisa Estacio/CBS News And we can expect even more legal wrangling on another front. Republican officials say the Bush campaign is considering civil action to protest the discarding of hundreds of overseas absentee ballots because they were improperly postmarked. The Bush camp was counting on many of these ballots going to their man -sending him to the White House. Terisa Estacio, CBS News, Tallahassee))

[super=205-Tallahassee, FL]


[Liberty-Counsel]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=SatAM]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A group with Virginia ties is voicing a stand on what's happening in Florida.
Earlier this year the Orlando based religious freedom law firm Liberty Counsel merged with Jerry Falwell Ministries of Lynchburg.
Liberty Counsel says the recount process in Florida violates the equal protection of voters in counties where there is no manual recount.
However some organizations say Falwell's involvement with Liberty Counsel violates the separation of church and state.


[Clinton-Vietnam]


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


President Clinton's historic visit to Vietnam continues... Recently he stopped at the site where Lieutenant Lawrence Evert was shot down in 1967 as he bombed a nearby bridge.
Three decades later, villagers and U-S experts are sifting the clay of the paddy, looking for remains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=once we]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hanoi, Vietnam;]


Clinton was speaking of the joint effort to recover the remains of Americans missing in action.
He was officially welcomed to the country yesterday.
Clinton is the third U-S president to visit Vietnam, and the first since the fall of the South and reunification under communist rule.
During the trip he plans to discuss the improvement of human rights in Vietnam and U-S Investment projects.
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[11Salem-abduction]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=SatAM]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC1:39:16]
[WRITER=khu]
[SS=None]


A woman whose ex-husband reportedly abducted her and her children in Salem Thursday have escaped.
They turned up in suburban Maryland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Prince Georges Co., MD]


The Powells spent Thursday night in an Extended StayAmerica motel. Around 10 yesterday morning, police say, Kimberly Powell managed to slip out of the room with the children.
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[SOT 13:11:40]
[IN Q=It's our understanding she went]

((SGT. TIM GUTHRIE/SALEM POLICE: IT'S OUR UNDERSTANDING SHE WENT TO THE LAUNDROMAT. SHE INFORMED THE ATTENDANT THERE OF THE ABDUCTION THAT HAD TAKEN PLACE. THE ATTENDANT NOTIFIED POLICE, ACTUALLY KEPT HER THERE....))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tim Guthrie/Salem Police]
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[OUT Q=actually kept her there....]
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[VO-NAT]


And police mounted a massive manhunt for Glenn Powell. He was on foot, but shortly before nightfall, police in Prince Georges called off the search.
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC]


The family of five had lived in an "up-scale" Greensboro neighborhood, though their time there was marred by domestic strife- -including an armed-assault charge against Glenn that was eventually dismissed.
Kimberly and the children only recently moved into her step-father's house on Parkdale Drive.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Thursday]


That's where her step-father says Glenn broke in, armed with a gun, and ordered Kimberly and the children to leave with him Thursday morning.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]


Glenn Dexter Powell remains at large. It's believed he's in suburban Washington.
[11State-Revenues]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=SatAM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC1:50:44]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


The legislature is predicting a big gap in next year's state budget - amounting to anywhere from 200 million to 480 million dollars.
The Gilmore administration says it won't take a guess until next month -- and it can't say what's happening to the car tax cut.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


State Finance Secretary Ron Tillett says already scaled-back revenue projections are NOT being met.
We asked if agencies were being forced to cut their budgets.
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[IN Q=I'm not aware]

((RON TILLETT/VIRGINIA FINANCE SECRETARY: I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY CUTS...I'D PROBABLY KNOW THAT.))
[SOT 11:28:38]

((DEL. KEN PLUM/D-RESTON: THE GOVERNOR HAS TO COME TO US...NOT GIVING TEACHER SALARIES AN INCREASE.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Tillett/Virginia Finance Secretary;]
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/(D) Reston; :10]
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[OUT Q=an increase.]
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[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=None]


A revenue shortfall could trigger a stop in the phase-out of the car tax.
The state picked up the tab for 47-point-5 percent of your car tax this year.
It's scheduled to pay 70 percent next year.
[SPIRITUAL-7]
[Anchor=Leo -- SMALL STUDIO]
[Newscast=Sat AM]
[writer=chr]
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LEO IN SMALL STUDIO WITH SPIRITUAL 7

Q & A: Ad lib about history of the group.

[super=01-Walter Starkey/Spiritual 7]
[super=07-Spiritual 7]

Why are you called the Spiritual 7?
How long have you been singing as a group?
What are you going to sing for us now?

[SPIRITUAL 7 SINGS -- KEEP SOUND UP INTO COMMERCIAL BREAK!!!]
Leo: You'll be hearing Spiritual 7 through out the morning here on News 7. And a little later - Denise finds out more about Spiritual 7 CD's... and what's in the future for the group. Stay with us.
[KEEP SINGING UP INTO THE BREAK!!!]


[Diner-tease]


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[2-shot Leo ad-lib diner tease]
ad lib intro In this week's Weekend diner we head down the road to Steak and Ale....
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[WRITER=lhi]
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Whipping up a Mud Pie is not as messy.... or as difficult... as you might think.
In today's Weekend Diner - a chocolate lover's dream

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[weekend diner address board 7153]
If you would like the Steak And Ale Mud Pie 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 would like to cook for us on Weekend Diner - you can send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope at... ( Ad lib address)
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[Singing-Bump] [2-shot]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]


And once again we leave you with the sounds of Spiritual 7...
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[TAKE SPIRITUAL 7 LIVE SINGING]
We'll be right back.
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[GO STRAIGHT TO BREAK]

[2Recount]
[anchor=Denise]
[writer=dal/chr]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[tape=None - ROLL LIVE FROM NEWSPATH!!!]
[graphic=Election 2000]


George W. Bush's lead has reached nearly one thousand votes.
The overseas ballots for all but one of the Florida's 67 counties have been counted.
Bush picked up one thousand-375 votes to Al Gore's 748 to expand his lead to 927 votes.
But the count has not been without controversy. More than 14-hundred absentee ballots have been rejected, raising cries of foul from the Bush campaign.
Overall, some 22-hundred overseas ballots have been accepted and counted.
Counties have until noon Saturday to report the overseas ballot count.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Denise/Newspath]


Terisa Estacio joins us from Tallahassee with the latest.
[super=205-Tallahassee, FL]
[super=201-Terisa Estacio/Reporting]



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[SOT]
[IN-Q=]
[SUPER=203-Tallahassee, FL]
[SUPER=201-Craig Waters/FL Sup. Court Spokesman ]
[SUPER=201-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate ]
[SUPER=201-James Baker/Bush Campaign Spokesman]


((High noon nears in Tallahassee: the deadline for overseas absentee ballots to be counted. But Florida's final vote tally won't be certified today. The State Supreme Court barred Secretary of State Katherine Harris from naming a winner in the presidential contest.

SOT: Craig Waters/Florida Supreme Court Spokesman

"The court has entered an order accepting jurisdiction in the case that was brought here on the certification from the circuit court of appeals."
This decision, as well as a ruling by a federal appeals court in Atlanta which refused to block the hand counts ... gives Vice President Al Gore's campaign a temporary reprieve.
And the Vice President got even more good news Friday, Democratic leaning Miami /Dade County has decided to go ahead with a manual recount.

SOT:V.P. Al Gore/D-Presidential Campaign

"I'm very please the hand-counts are continuing. They're proceeding despite efforts to obstruct them."
But Texas Governor George W. Bush's campaign vows to continue the fight. On Monday, they'll ask the State Supreme Court to decide whether the ongoing recounts are legal.

SOT: James Baker/Bush Campaign Spokesman

"We remain confident that for all the reason discussed by the trial court in its two opinions, the Supreme Court will find the Secretary of State properly exercised her discretion and followed the law."
Stand-Up: Terisa Estacio/CBS News And we can expect even more legal wrangling on another front. Republican officials say the Bush campaign is considering civil action to protest the discarding of hundreds of overseas absentee ballots because they were improperly postmarked. The Bush camp was counting on many of these ballots going to their man -sending him to the White House. Terisa Estacio, CBS News, Tallahassee))


[super=205-Tallahassee, FL]


[11Voting-Machine]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=SatAM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-42 TC40:35]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A Fairlawn company says it could have the solution to all the voter confusion in Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Pulaski Co.;]


Quad Media makes electronic voting booths that give instant results.
They're also accessible to people with all types of disabilities.
The company started developing portable interactive kiosks five years ago.
Less than two percent of communities use electronic voting, but some states and the federal government are pushing for it.
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[SOT 1:31:15 - '30]
[IN Q=NATS: We feel that]

((BERNARD LAFLEUR/QUAD MEDIA CEO: WE FEEL THAT A LOT OF COMMUNITIES MAY GO OUT AND BUY SOMETHING TO REPLACE THEIR PUNCH CARD SYSTEMS. WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE THEM PURCHASE SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. AND BE IN THIS SITUATION AGAIN IN ANOTHER FOUR YEARS. ))
[SUPER=701-Bernard LaFleur/Quad Media CEO;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=another four years.]
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[VO-NAT]


The kiosks run about 10-thousand dollars each, but developers say multiple uses make them worth it.
After the election's over, they can be set up for public access to the Internet.
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[11Patterson]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=SatAM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC1:14:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A well-known local radio personality pleads guilty to charges involving four young victims - while a fifth has now come forward claiming sexual abuse at the hands of Jim Patterson.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Patterson pleaded guilty yesterday to five counts of taking indecent liberties with four young boys in the early 1980s.
Police say he used his position as a Boy Scout leader and radio station manager to try and entice the boys into performing indecent acts.
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[SOT 13:26:01]
[IN Q=Because he]

((RANDY KRANTZ/BEDFORD CO. PROSECUTOR: BECAUSE HE PERSUADED THEM TO ENTER A VEHICLE IN THE COUNTY OR CITY OF BEDFORD AND TRANSPORTED THEM AND BASED ON THE PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR, WE COULD ARGUE THAT HE ALREADY THE PRE-FORMED INTENT TO MAKE THE INDECENT PROPOSAL. THAT GAVE US JURISDICTION AND THAT IS A FELONY.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Krantz/Bedford Co. Prosecutor]
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[OUT Q=that is a felony.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two new charges were sworn out against Patterson yesterday afternoon stemming from an incident in the summer of 1999 and involving a boy under the age of ten.
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[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Satam]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=Profile #3]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]


A local man who has donated blood platelets more than 277 times - is ranked among the top 12 people in America for donations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

59 year old Jason Harvey of Roanoke began donating blood back in 1972. In 1988 he decided to begin donating platelets, since he had more time on his hands. Harvey says he donates so many times a year because it's the right thing to do.
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[SOT 3:08]
[IN Q=i feel]

((JASON HARVEY: I FEEL LIKE IT WAS NECESSARY TO BE DONE TO HELP PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY AS WELL AS OTHER PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Jason Harvey/Platelet Donor]
[RUNS=7]
[OUT Q=the community.]
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[vo-nat]
We'll hear what it's like to donate platelets... and how long Harvey plans to continue donating...
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN] in this week's Virginia Profile. You can catch it tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
FFE highlights are still ahead... And... police are taking a new look at two older cases in our area.
[ANCHOR=Leo]


One is a car accident - that's resulted in murder charges...
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[VO-NAT]


Another is a 5-year old case that was ruled a suicide. Now it's being called murder...
We'll have details.
But first - a look at your travel forecast - and once again the sounds of Spiritual 7. [Take travel forecast board]
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[straight to Travel Bump] [LIVE SPIRITUAL 7 MUSIC UP FULL UNTIL BREAK!]
[COMM BREAK]




[Artventure]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Weekend]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=00-49 8:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new art exhibit dedicated to hands-on experience comes to life in Roanoke today...
Later this morning the Art Museum of Western Virginia kicks off the grand opening of Art Venture...
Jacey Birch shows us what we can look forward to...
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[IN Q=These kids]
[SUPER=@Jacey1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Judy Larson/Art Museum Director; :19]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke; :32]
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[OUT Q=I'm Jacey Birch]



[2Spiritual-7]
[anchor=Denise -- SMALL STUDIO]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]


Denise joins Spiritual 7 in Small Studio
Q & A
What's in the future for Spiritual 7?

[super=01-Darledia Alexander/Spiritual 7]


Do you have compact discs available?
If you want to learn more about Spiritual 7 - you can e-mail the group at -
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN] daralex@hotmail.com
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We'll listen to another number from Spiritual 7 as we head into a break...
[TAKE SPIRITUAL 7 SINGING UP FULL - KEEP IT UP UNTIL WE GO INTO THE COMMERCIAL BREAK.]
[11Sluder]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=SatAM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:09:30]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A woman whose death was ruled a suicide five years ago - is now considered a victim of murder.
Bedford Police have executed the first search warrant in a year-long investigation into Loria Sluder's death.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Sluder died from a gun shot wound to the head in June of 1995. She was found at the mobile home of her estranged husband Roy.
For years- police believed her death was a suicide.
But an unnamed source convinced police to re-investigate the case as a murder.
Bedford Police have searched Roy Sluder's home for blood samples and shotgun shells. Police also came away with a piece of ceiling and a light switch cover.
No charges have been filed. The investigation should be completed by early next year.
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[Andrews]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=SatAM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Accident Invest.]


Murder charges have been filed against a woman after what was FIRST reported as a traffic accident in Bedford County.
34- year- old Tammy Jane Andrews was arrested Thursday on a second degree murder warrant.
Police say Andrews was behind the wheel of a car on May 20th when she allegedly ran over and killed her boyfriend, Francis Todd Penton.
Andrews had initially told police Penton was driving when his car crashed and he was thrown from the vehicle.

[11Center-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC15:20]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A Vinton man remains in critical condition this morning after his car collided with a garbage truck yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The vehicles collided around 1:30 at the intersection of 14th Street and Centre Avenue Northwest.
Police say 19- year- old Michael Adam Graham of Vinton was driving a Ford Mustang that was hit broadside by the private trash truck.
Graham was taken to the hospital he has been in critical condition all night. No charges have been filed, but police say their investigation continues.
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[3Spiritual-7]
[anchor=Denise -- SMALL STUDIO]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]


Denise and Leo join Spiritual 7 in Small Studio

[super=01-Walter Starkey/Spiritual 7]


Once again if you'd like to learn more about Spiritual 7 - you can e-mail them at...
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN] daralex@hotmail.com
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Thanks for joining us.
[TAKE SPIRITUAL 7 SINGING UP FULL - KEEP IT UP UNTIL WE END NEWSCAST!]