[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=chr]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]


Experts testify about chads... and Republicans and Democrats hope to wrap up their arguments in Florida courts today.
The latest just ahead.
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[vo-nat] And .... Folks everywhere got ready for the first winter storm of the season - but it didn't amount to much...
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[2-shot toss to Hello]



[Campaign-2000]


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


Both the Republicans and Democrats are hoping to wrap up their arguments in the Tallahassee courts today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Tallahassee, FL;]


Republicans plan to call a statistical expert to prevent a court recount of disputed Florida votes.
Yesterday an election expert for the Gore side testified that hand counts are needed to determine some votes ... because punch card devices can fail.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It is]
[SUPER=701-Kimball Brace/Election Data Services; ]

((KIMBALL BRACE/PRES., ELECTION DATA SERVICES : IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE THAT AN INDENTATION IS MADE IF THE MACHINE IS NOT CLEANED OUT ON A REGULAR BASIS AND THERE'S CHAD BUILD-UP.))
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[OUT Q=build up]
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[VO-NAT]


Bush lawyers countered with testimony from an elections board member ... who talked about the subjective nature of manual counts.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we were]

((JUDGE CHARLES BURTON/PALM BEACH CANVASSING BOARD: WE WERE SEEING A NUMBER OF BALLOTS WITH A COUPLE OF IMPRESSIONS DOWN THE PRESIDENTIAL COLUMN AND ON ONE OF THEM YOU MAY SEE A PINHOLE OF LIGHT .. AND WE'RE IGNORING THE OTHER IMPRESSION.))
[SUPER=701-Charles Burton/Canvassing Board;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=other impressions]
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[vo-nat]
Meanwhile, a plan for the Florida legislature to choose its own presidential electors ... has caused in-fighting among the state's Republican and Democratic leaders.
Florida's senate president says a date still hasn't been set for a special session.
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[VA-Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Democrats]

Virginia Democrats are trying something new. For the first time in 24 years - they will choose their nominee for governor in a primary. The Democratic State Central Committee voted yesterday to schedule a primary, June 12th. The party usually selects candidates in conventions restricted to party delegates.






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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-38; 1:24:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Testing reportedly shows a dog found skinned in Franklin County died of natural causes.
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[VO-NAT @ 00-41 TC 51:49]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Week;]

The deerhound was taken to Virginia Tech for in-depth testing. The executive director of the Planned Pethood Clinic in Franklin County says results show the 8-year-old hound dog died when its colon ruptured. The report says the dog was skinned four to six hours after it died. An investigation into who skinned the animal and why is ongoing.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[ss=None]


Planned Pethood has established a "Cruelty Investigation Fund" to offset expenses incurred in cruelty investigations like this one.
(+++++++++)
[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE #1007]

Donations may be made to The Planned Pethood Clinic...P-O-Box 298...Boones Mill...24065.
(+++++++++)




[No-SNow]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-39; 1:25:28]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


Many were bracing for what COULD have been the first significant snowfall in our region...
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Roanoke]


Residents headed to grocery stores in large numbers yesterday... and V-DOT had plows loaded with salt and sand ready to go...
But many didn't see snow at all... and most of the areas that have seen some accumulation overnight didn't get enough to send out the crews.
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[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=Group 2a Tourney]


Three teams from our area won state championships yesterday.
Bassett brought home the Group Two A girls basketball title.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Northside vs. Bassett; :00]


The Lady Bengals beat Northside 54 to 38 at the Salem Civic Center.
It's the first time a Henry County school has won a Group Two A state title since Drewry Mason won one back in 1977.
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/Salem vs. Park View; ]


Salem repeated as Division Four state Champions beating Park View Sterling for the second straight year for the crown.
The Spartans beat the Patriots 17 to 10.
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/Turner Ashby vs. Rustburg; :00]


The Red Devils won their first title since 1993.
Rustburg beat Turner Ashby for the Division Three State Championship nine to six.
Roy Stanley will have highlights of all of these games later in sports.
Here are the scoreboards.
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[WIPE INTO SCORES!!!]

[Tease#1]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Just ahead on News 7 Sunday Morning - holiday music - folk style.
We'll hear the sounds of David Austin and Friends.
[ANCHOR=Leo]


And.. if you haven't met her already...
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[VO-NAT]

we'll introduce you to the Wal-Mart greeter on wheels... in today's Virginia Profile.
Stay with us...
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[lottery bump] [comm]










[David-Austin]
[anchor=Denise -- SMALL STUDIO]
[NEWSCAST=SUN AM]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]


Our holiday music series continues this morning...
Today -
[DOUBLE BOXES=Denise/LEO - SMALL STUDIO]


Leo joins David Austin and Friends for the sounds of acoustic folk...

[super=07-David Austin]


Q & A Leo: Thanks for joining us... David Austin is a local musician... Tell us a little about your band...
What's your style of music? Bluegrass? Folk?
And you're playing acoustic - today - why's that?
You'll hear much more from David Austin and Friends throughout the morning.
Right now... you're going to play us into the commercial break... What will you be playing right now?
Thanks. There's much more still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning.

[TAKE LIVE MUSIC UP FULL]

[COMM]


[Reel-Open]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Newsreel Open]
[GRAPHIC=Frank Beamer]

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer announced last week he's staying put... and the Hokies couldn't be happier that North Carolina and Alabama couldn't lure him away.
[ss=Newsreel]

It was Christmas-time 1986 - when Tech fans first learned the alum would be taking the helm of the football program.
Mike Stevens takes a look back in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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[Beamer-Reel]
[anchor=Denise]
[writer=chr]
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[SOT]
[IN-Q=]
[SUPER=21-Blacksburg/December 23, 1986; :00]
[SUPER=21-File Tape; 15]
[SUPER=21-Frank Beamer/December 23, 1986; 37]
[SUPER=21-Blacksburg/April 2, 1987; 1:01]
[SUPER=21-Atlanta, GA/December 31, 1986; 1:25]
[SUPER=21-Shane Beamer/Frank's Son; 1:42]
[super=21-1995; 1:45]
[SUPER=21-Brandon Semones/Frank's Nephew; 1:52]
[super=21-October 1989; 2:07]
[SUPER=21-Blacksburg/December 23, 1986; 2:43]
[SUPER=21-Blacksburg/November 27; 2:59]
[SUPER=21-Jim Weaver/Tech Athletic Director; 3:24]
[RUNS=3:43]
[OUT-Q=I'm MS.]
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[SOT 1:43:21]
[IN Q=Ladies and gentlemen]

((1:43:21 ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE WELCOME HOME THE VA TECH HEAD FOOTBALL COACH FRANK BEAMER - NATS CLAPPING (1:43:28)))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=nats clapping]

Two days before Christmas, 1986 - Virginia Tech introduced the man who would take over Hokie football. The Bill Dooley era had come to an end. As Dooley looked south to Wake Forest - Tech had looked west - to Kentucky.
That's where a young coach named Frank Beamer was making the Murray State Racers winners. Beamer was pleased to return to Tech - the school where HE played football in the late 60s. But landing the job wasn't enough.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=PEOPLE'VE]

((15:00 - PEOPLE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE DREAM TO COME BACK TO YOUR SCHOOL AND COACH AND THAT DREAM IS PARTIALLY COMPLETED -- 15:09 -- BUT MY DREAM IS TO COME BACK AND BE A VERY... OR BE "THE" VERY SUCCESSFUL COACH AT VIRGINIA TECH- 15:15))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=AT VIRGINIA TECH]


Beamer's recipe for success - was simple.
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[SOT 1:44:30]
[IN Q=I THINK]

((1:44:30 - I THINK WINNING IS THE MAIN THING I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY SUBSTITUTE FOR IT. -- 1:44:33 ))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=FOR IT.]


He hit the ground running- and players liked the fresh start:
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT'S LIKE]

((1:51:35 - IT'S LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR IN A MANNER OF SPEAKING... NEW COACHES NEW IDEAS NEW TECHNIQUES.. DO THINGS THEY WANNA START DOING - 1:51:48))
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=START DOING]

But it was a rocky beginning. Beamer had taken the reigns - just after Dooley led the Hokies to a dramatic Peach Bowl win over N.C. State. The next two years - the Hokies would win a total of only 5 games under Beamer's direction. He had to play coach to his family at home - as well as to the one on the field.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I DO REMEMBER]

((SON: 45:15 - I DO REMEMBER THE 2-8-1... YEARS IT WAS TOUGH ON THE WHOLE FAMILY HE HELD THE FAMILY TOGETHER POSITIVE THINGS'LL GET BETTER AND STUFF LIKE THAT 45:25))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=LIKE THAT]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I REMEMBER]

((45:31 - NEPHEW - I REMEMBER GOING TO CHRISTMAS. EVERYBODY WAS DOWN YOU COULD JUST TELL THERE WAS A LOT OF PRESSURE ON HIM - 45:35))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=PRESSURE ON HIM.]

In his third season at Tech - Beamer suffered chest pains - and had to undergo a coronary angioplasty at Roanoke Memorial. That's when - he joked - he learned the true meaning of stress.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'LL TELL YOU]

((44:51 - I'LL TELL YOU WHAT STRESS IS THOUGH... WHEN YOU'RE LAYING ON THAT TABLE... AND YOU REALIZE 3 OUT OF 4 PEOPLE AROUND THAT TABLE ARE WEST VIRGINIA GRADUATES - 45:04))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=WEST VIRGINIA GRADUATES.]

He recovered nicely - off AND on the field. By 1997 - Beamer had surpassed Dooley as the coach with the most wins in Tech history. Last year's unprecedented perfect season was the result, in part - of a Beamer philosophy he announced that day in '86.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=YOU CAN]

((1:44:49 - YOU CAN REST ASSURED THAT THERE WILL BE A GREAT GREAT EFFORT TO RECRUIT IN-STATE PEOPLE TO VA TECH- 1:44:58))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=TO VA TECH.]


Beamer's big wins have translated into big bucks for Tech - increasing sales of tickets AND Hokie paraphernalia, and boosting applications for admission.
Tech hoped a package deal, including an annual salary of more than a million dollars - would entice Beamer to stay. Not bad for a man who coached his first eight months at Tech WITHOUT a contract - for less than a tenth of what he's being offered now. When Beamer took Tech up on the deal last week - the announcement looked - and sounded - a lot like one made nearly 14 years ago.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I AM DELIGHTED]

((1:03:15 - I AM DELIGHTED TO INFORM THOSE OF YOU IN ATTENDANCE THOSE LISTENING BY RADIO AND THOSE WATCHING ON TELEVISION THAT COACH FRANK BEAMER WILL BE AT VIRGINIA TECH IN THE FUTURE - WE'RE DELIGHTED ABOUT THAT - (NATS CHEERING) - 1:03:35))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q=NATS CLAPPING]


That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Mike Stevens.))




[Albums-Bump] [2-SHOT]
[anchor=Denise]


We leave you again with the sounds of David Austin and Friends.
News 7 Sunday Morning will be right back. [LIVE MUSIC UNDER]
(adlib toss to albums bump)

[Take Full Screen albums Bump]
[Chyron #7151 ]


[STREAMING VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT 4943ESSC]

[COMM # 3]



[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Check]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]


In 19-99, 40-thousand new cases of HIV were reported in the U-S.
And that's just those who have been tested. One out of every three people infected with the virus is not even aware he or she has it.
That's just one of the stories in this Week's Health Check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Morrow/AIDS Council of Western Virginia; :20]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Murray Joiner/Pain Specialist; :55]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Davis/Carilion Health Educator; 1:38]
[RUNS=2:03]
[OUT Q=I'm JS.]

(( Dozens marched through downtown Roanoke Friday to commemorate World AIDS Day 2000...
And to bring attention to a disease that's the fifth leading cause of death for those 25 to 44 years old.
The slogan this year is --ALL-Men Make A Difference.
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[SOT1:06]
[IN Q=Part of this is bringing the focus]

((ROBERT MORROW/AIDS COUNCIL OF WESTERN VA.:PART OF THIS IS BRINGING THE FOCUS AROUND THAT THE MAJORITY OF HIV SPREAD FROM PERSON TO PERSON IS FROM MALES TO THEIR PARTNERS AND WE ALSO WANT TO BE LOOKING AT EMPOWERING MEN TO BECOME PART OF THE PREVENTION EFFORT))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=prevention effort]


The theme will be the focus of a two year campaign to encourage men to increase their awareness of the AIDS epidemic, its impact on them, their partners, and their families. [500-20, 1:06:35]
Also making medical headlines, a new NON-surgical procedure is now available for those who suffer from severe chronic back pain.
It's called IDET, Intradiscal electrothermal therapy.
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[SOT3:22:58]
[IN Q=We take a small needle and slip]

((DR. JOINER: WE TAKE A SMALL NEEDLE, AND WE SLIP IT INTO YOUR DISK, JUST LIKE YOU WOULD GET A REGULAR SHOT. WE SLIP IT INTO YOUR DISK, AND THROUGH THIS NEEDLE I CAN INTRODUCE A HEAT PROBE))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=a heat probe]


The probe is heated to about 194 degrees Fahrenheit.
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[SOT3:26:58]
[IN Q=So we're sealing the disk by melting]

((DR. JOINER: SO WE'RE SEALING THE DISK BY MELTING IT AND WE'RE ALSO TAKING AWAY THE PAIN BY NUMBING THE NERVE ON THE OUTSIDE BY USING HEAT))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=using heat]


The procedure has had a 75 to 85 percent success rate in the U-S. [500-4, 1:33:20] In other health news, keeping safety in mind when shopping for toys this holiday season.
While scooters are very popular this year -- Ellen Davis with Roanoke Regional Safe Kids says they can be dangerous -- that's why parents should remember to buy safety gear.
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[SOT3:08:02]
[IN Q=Kids need to be wearing]

((ELLEN DAVIS/CARILION COMM. HEALTH EDUCATOR: KIDS NEED TO BE WEARING THE SAME EQUIPMENT THEY USE WITH ROLLER SKATES OR ROLLER BLADES, THEY NEED TO HAVE A HELMET ON, WRIST PADS, SHOULDER PADS. WE'VE ALREADY SEEN REPORTED 26-THOUSAND THIS YEAR WHO HAD TO BE TREATED IN EMERGENCY ROOMS BECAUSE OF SCOOTERS))
[RUNS= 21]
[OUT Q=of scooters]


That's this weeks Health Check. I'm Joy Sutton.))



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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


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


While the legal battle continues in Florida - supporters AND protesters voice their opinions at Vice Presidential candidate Joe Lieberman's door step.
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[vo-nat] And ... testing determines a cause of death for a dog found skinned in Franklin County.
More on those stories just ahead.
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[2-shot toss to hello]


[2Campaign-2000]


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


The Court battle in Tallahassee, Florida, continues today as Al Gore's camp asks a circuit judge to order a count of 14 thousand disputed ballots.
The Bush team argues no more recounts are needed since Gore's request goes against Florida law.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-New Haven, CT;]


Yesterday the controversy spread to Connecticut.
What began as a quiet prayer of support outside Joe Lieberman's house erupted into a partisan debate.
Republicans gathered outside the New Haven, home to condemn Lieberman's role in the numerous recounts and legal wrangling surrounding the election. Lieberman supporters called that anti-Semitism.
The candidate is an Orthodox Jew and yesterday was the Sabbath.
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[SOT 05:05:11]
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[OUT Q=u.s. marines]
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[VO-NAT]


Both sides hope to wrap up their court cases today.
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[11Election-Opinions]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-43; 53:28]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]

The legal wrangling in Florida was the subject of debate in Salem yesterday... as political scientists gathered to analyze the ongoing battle for the presidency. Kate Weidaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As attorneys for]
[SUPER=701-Charles Bullock/Political Science Professor;:23]
[SUPER=701-Matt Holden/Political Science Professor;:45]
[SUPER=741-Kate/Weidaw/kweidaw*wdbj7.com;1:19]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=kw news 7.]

(( As attorneys for Bush and Gore battle it out in the courtrooms, voters are continuing to rally behind their candidate. Political scientists say this election is fascinating... but they say the saga will soon be over.

[SOT 19:44:37]
[INQ=]

((CHARLES BULLOCK: I THINK WE'RE REAL CLOSE TO THE END RIGHT NOW.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 2]


Charles Bullock a Professor from the University of Georgia says most voters think Gore lost the election.

[SOT 19:45:00]
[INQ=]

((CHARLES BULLOCK: MOST OF AMERICANS EVEN THOUGH A LOT OF THEM DID VOTE FOR GORE THEY THINK HE IS THE LOSER AND ITS GOING TO BE A HARD TIME FOR HIM TO REVERSE THE OPINION IN THE PUBLIC AND ITS GOING TO TAKE SOME DRAMATIC WIN IN THE COURTS AND HE'S NOT SCORING THAT YET.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 12]


And while the courts may decide the end result of this election Professor Matt Holden says there is another option.

[SOT 19:43:23]
[INQ=]

((MATT HOLDEN/U. OF VA: THE END RESULT IF THE TWO SETS OF COURTS HAVE ACTED IS THAT GORE HAS ANY SHOT OR THE BUSH TITLE IS QUESTIONABLE I HAVE NO DOUBT NOW THAT THE FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE WILL EXERCISE ITS RIGHT AND INTERVENE AND THAT WILL DECIDE THAT MATTER FOR THEM.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 18]


One thing both experts can agree on, this election will most likely bring more voters to the polls next election.

[SOT 19:46:54]
[INQ=]

((CHARLES BULLOCK: MAYBE THIS PLANS THE SEED OF A CIVIC CONCERN SO THAT PEOPLE WILL BE EAGER TO LEARN ABOUT CANDIDATES AND ISSUES BE INFORMED AND ACTIVE VOTERS IN THE FUTURE.))
[OUTQ=]
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But right now most eyes are on the candidates waiting to see who the next President will be. Kate Weidaw News 7. ))

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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-38; 1:24:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some feared a dog found dead in Franklin County last week was tortured.
Now, testing indicates the dog was skinned - AFTER dying of natural causes.
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[VO-NAT @ 00-41 TC 51:49]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Week;]

The deerhound was taken to Virginia Tech for in-depth testing. The executive director of the Planned Pethood Clinic in Franklin County says results show the 8-year-old hound dog died when its colon ruptured. The report says the dog was skinned four to six hours after it died. An investigation into who skinned the animal is ongoing.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[ss=None]


Planned Pethood has established a "Cruelty Investigation Fund" to offset expenses incurred in cruelty investigations like this one.
(+++++++++)
[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE #1007]

Donations may be made to The Planned Pethood Clinic...P-O-Box 298...Boones Mill...24065.
(+++++++++)





[Actors-Strike]


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


The Screen Actors Guild has approved a new contract ending one of the longest actors' strike in Hollywood history.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


The vote brings an official end to a six-month talent strike by T-V and radio commercial actors.
The strike began May first. It cost actors millions of dollars and cost the Los Angeles-area at least 125 million dollars in lost production.
Hollywood is bracing for more labor trouble next year, when both the Witers Guild of America and the unions representing T-V and film actors are threatening to strike.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Hundreds turn out in support of a 12-year-old who was injured in a Roanoke County hiking accident last month.


Fundraisers for Sam Brediger met their goal - and then some.
The story ahead.
[ANCHOR=Leo]


And... 60 teams spent 8 weeks preparing for it...
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[vo-nat] yesterday - they showed off what they learned in Blacksburg - at the first-ever Virginia Lego League Tournament.
We'll show you.
First... Here's a look at your travel forecast as you hear the sounds of David Austin and Friends... [Leo ad-lib into the travel forecast]
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[TAKE LIVE BAND MUSIC UNDER!!!] [Leo MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump]


[2David-Austin]
[anchor=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SUN AM]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]


Chances are you've heard the sounds of holiday folk music on News 7 Sunday Morning today...
David Austin and Friends join us once again for more...

[super=07-Keith Wood]

Your musical style is a kind of bluegrass-folk... What influenced you to go in that direction?
And do you like playing holiday music?

[super=07-David Austin & Friends]


If you would like to learn more about David Austin and Friends and the band's music...
(+++++++++++)
[TAKE E-MAIL ADDRESS FS #9600EssC]

- you can e-mail David at DaveWave65@aol.com

(+++++++++++)


Thanks for joining us this morning... What are you going to play for us right now?
Okay... Take it away.
[TAKE LIVE MUSIC UP FULL]
Denise tosses back to Leo



[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=WeekendAM]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=Profile Open]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]


You've seen the Wal-mart greeters and may call yourself a Wal-mart shopper -- but have you met the Wal-mart skater? Mary Martin can ease your holiday shopping -- cutting through the chaos on rollerblades. Tina Tenret catches up to her in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[Virginia-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile #4 17:33]
[GRAPHIC=Va Profile]


[wipe wipe wipe]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Mary Martin]
[SUPER=01-Mary Martin/Wal-Mart Skater; :10]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :36]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 ]

(( Mary Martin claims she can skate 'cross this Wal-mart Supercenter in nine seconds flat. And she gets paid to do it!
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[SOT 15:32:30]
[IN Q=THE ELDERLY PEOPLE]

((MARY MARTIN/WAL-MART: THE ELDERLY PEOPLE, THEY THINK IT'S GOING FROM HERE DOWN YONDER WAY IN THE PASTURE TO GO TO THE BAKERY FROM AUTOMOTIVE. IT WEARS 'EM OUT.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=WEARS EM OUT]

So she brings customers what they need -- and checks prices to speed up checkout.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:44:52]
[SOT 15:45:00]
[SOT 15:45:08]
[IN Q=OKAY]

((MARTIN: OKAY U-TURN. WE'VE GOT A BLINKING LIGHT. BUTT BUTT BUTT CAN I HELP YOU? BUTT BUTT HI THERE. HOW'S EVERYBODY? THIS PHONE CARD, IT'S NOT RINGING UP. IT'S NOT RINGING UP? OKAY. BACK TO THE CUSTOMER SERVICE!))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=CUSTOMER SERVICE]

Martin taught herself to rollerblade when Wal-mart offered her this job. She's crashed a couple times -- once her wheels slid out from under her when she was pulling a 27-inch TV.
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[SOT 15:28:11]
[IN Q=IT'S LIKE]

((MARTIN: IT'S LIKE A COURSE IN DEFENSIVE DRIVING. IT'S AN OBSTACLE COURSE. IT'S REALLY DIFFICULT TO MANEUVER IN AND OUT OF PEOPLE WITH KIDS RUNNING.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=WITH KIDS RUNNING]

But the liability risk doesn't rattle store managers because, they say, Mary skates safely. And kids are thrilled to go along for the ride.
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[SOT]
[SOT 15:26:47]
[SOT 16:16:38]
((NAT SOT BABYTALK

BUTT BUTT BUTT MARTIN: THEY WANT TO DO IT WHEN THEY GROW UP. THEY COME UP AND SAY ALL THE TIME -- I WANT TO DO WHAT YOU DO. AND THEN OLDER PEOPLE, THEY'LL COME UP AND SAY WOW, I WISH I COULD DO THAT. AND I SAY YOU CAN, YOU KNOW. YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD. BUTT BUTT BUTT
NAT SOT: OKAY SOMEONE HOLD ME. THERE WE GO. THANK YOU. HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY.))
[RUNS= :28]
[OUT Q=HAPPY HOLIDAY]

Martin says this job is also about finding people's smiles.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:47:01]
[SOT 15:31:00]
[SOT 16:25:52]
[IN Q=I'M GLAD]
((NAT SOT: I'M GLAD TO SEE YOU OUT. IT'S NICE TO GET OUT THIS TIME OF YEAR ESPECIALLY, BECAUSE IT GETS LIKE CABIN FEVE

R IN THERE, DOESN'T IT? BUTT BUTT BUTT MARTIN: THE HAZARDS IN THIS JOB ARE FEET AND KNEES BUT SOMETIMES I GO HOME AND MY JAWS HURT BECAUSE I'VE BEEN SMILING ALL DAY. BUTT BUTT BUTT
NAT SOT: GOOD TO KNOW YA!))
[RUNS= :16]
[OUT Q=GOOD TO KNOW YA!]

Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County.))





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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-48; 27:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The 12-year-old boy who was hurt at Dragon's Tooth last month is expected to come home tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./November 12;]

Sam Brediger is being treated at the Kluge (Clue-gee) Childrens' Rehab Center in Charlottesville. He fell last month while hiking.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Yesterday, hundreds of friends and family of the Hidden Valley Junior High seventh grader came out to raise money for Sam's family. The entire Cave Spring Boys Basketball team even paid a visit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:30:46...15:34:27]
[IN Q=A lot of ]

((BILLY HICKS/CAVE SPRING BASKETBALL COACH: A LOT OF OUR KIDS ON THE TEAM KNOW THIS YOUNG MAN AND YOU KNOW WE JUST FELT LIKE THIS IS A CHANCE FOR US, WE GET SO MUCH SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY THIS IS A CHANCE FOR US TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY BACK. TERRI LANGFORD/ORGANIZER: WE WANT TO MAKE SURE, THEY, WHILE HE'S RECUPERATING AND DOING THE THINGS HE NEEDS TO DO, PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY, THAT WE CAN HELP THEM WITH THEIR FINANCIAL NEEDS.))
[SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Basketball Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Terri Langford/Organizer; :10]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=financial needs.]
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[VO-NAT]

Organizers surpassed their goal of raising 10-thousand dollars.. they came up with with a grand total of more than 13-thousand dollars.
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[11Lego-Competition]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-44; 34:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Play time sure came in handy for some in Blacksburg yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

The first Virginia Lego League Tournament took place at Cassell Coliseum. The 60 teams involved took an 8 week course on mechanical design, problem solving, and team work before they set out to build a robot.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:33:48]
[IN Q=everyone has a]

((CHARLES NUNNALY/ORGANIZER: EVERYONE HAS A COMMON SET OF PARTS THEY BUILD A ROBOT TO SOLVE A COMMON PROBLEM THEN THEY COME IN HERE AND THEY HAVE 4 OR 5 ASPECTS RELATIVE TO JUDGING THEY HAVE THE COMPETITION TABLE BEHIND US.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Nunnaly/Organizer]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=table behind us.]
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[VO-NAT]

Students between the ages of nine and 14 took part in the competition. More then 20 awards were handed out for team spirit, presentation, and best round in competition.
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[Drag-Racer]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Net -- from Sweeps Feed tape TC 17:32:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


This year, motorcycle racer Angelle Seeling became the second woman ever win the prestigious Winston Championship.
In today's installment of our series on women breaking barriers in the sports world, Gretchen Carlson reports - it wasn't always an easy ride for Seeling.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats racing]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Angelle Seeling/Motorcycle Racer; :27 -- QUICK ]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting; 36]
[SUPER=01-Steve Johnson/Superbike Racer; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=GC, CBS News, Houston.]

((PKG: (NAT OF CYCLES) (TRACK 1) ANGELLE SEELING IS ONLY 5 FOOT 100 POUNDS BUT WHEN YOU STRAP HER TO THIS BIKE SHE'S AS POWERFUL AS A ROCKET. (NAT) Angelle The speed, the acceleration, the vibration it s awesome! (TRACK 2) HER MOTORCYCLE
GOES FROM 0 TO 200 IN JUST 7 SECONDS. AND RIGHT NOW SHE S BLOWING EVERYONE ELSE AWAY. (SOT) Angelle Seeling/Motorcycle

Racer I've been riding motorcycles for 24 years of my life now, so I'm not just a little girl that showed up over night. (STAND-UP) Gretchen Carlson/Reporting IT S IMPOSSIBLE TO FEEL THE POWER AND THE NOISE OF THESE BIKES WITHOUT BEING RIGHT HERE TRACKSIDE. IT S DEFINITELY NOT A SPORT FOR EVERYONE. SO WHAT SETS ANGELLE APART FROM HER COMPETITORS? HER INTE
NSE FOCUS. (SOT) Angelle I think anybody could run across the track naked and I wouldn't even notice. I mean it's just

me and my Suzuki and that's all that matters. (TRACK 4) BUT HER WILL TO WIN HASN'T OVER-RUN THE RESENTMENT SHE'S FACED
ON THE TRACK. ANGELLE CONFIDES SHE WAS SPIT ON EVEN ACCUSED OF CHEATING WHEN SHE FIRST STARTED BEATING THE BOYS. (SOT)

Angelle Seeling It was a really masculine type of sport, you had to be a big strong man to do it look like well hey, th
at s not really hard what you re doing. (TRACK 5) BUT SOME RACERS RESPECT ANGELLE FOR BEING THE BIG DRAW. SOT: Steve Jo

hnson/Superbike Racer It doesn't take a brain surgeon to tell you that she's good for our sport. 40% of the people here are women and they love it when the women win. (TRACK 6) AND HERE IN HOUSTON, ANGELLE S FINAL RUN TO VICTORY IS EXACTLY WHAT THESE FANS SEE. (NAT OF CRYING) wide mouth beta (TRACK 7) awards ceremony ANGELLE SEELING NOT JUST A MOTORCYCLE
RACING CHAMPION A CHAMPION FOR WOMEN. (SOT) Now that they've seen me do this, they think you know if you can do that I

can do whatever I want to! (TRACK 8) GRETCHEN CARLSON, CBS NEWS. ))

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