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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@Shannon1;]

Al Gore gets another chance. The Florida Supreme Court orders the start of a manual recount.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]

And...A manhunt in Rockbridge County ends in tragedy after a fugitive attempts to run.

[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Recount]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Florida Election officials will try to determine the intent of about 40-thousand voters whose ballots did not register a presidential selection during machine counts.
The hand recount of undervotes was ordered by the Florida Supreme Court and must be completed by two p-m Sunday.
Terisa Estacio has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Tallahassee, FL/Yesterday; :03]
[SUPER=201-Craig Waters/FL Supreme Court; :08]
[SUPER=201-William Daley/Gore Campaign Chairman; :32]
[SUPER=201-James Baker/Bush Advisor; :47]
[super=201-Phil Beck/Bush Attorney; 1:06]
[super=201-Terisa Estacio/CBS News; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=Florida]

((EUPHORIA FOR VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE -- AFTER THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT KEEPS HIS PRESIDENTIAL HOPES ALIVE.

(SOT; CRAIG WATERS/FL. SUPREME COURT SPOKESMAN) - 16:01:33

"It has further ordered that the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit here in Tallahassee shall immediately begin a manual recount of the approximately 9,000 Miami-Dade ballots that registered undervotes."
THE FOUR-TO-THREE RULING ALSO ORDERED AN IMMEDIATE HAND COUNT IN ALL FLORIDA COUNTIES WHERE UNDERVOTES HAVE OCCURED. GORE ADVISORS BELIEVE ENOUGH VOTES WILL NOW SURFACE TO PUSH THEIR CANDIDATE IN THE LEAD.

(SOT: WILLIAM DALEY/GORE CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN) - 17:35:40

"This decision is not just a victory for Al Gore and his millions of supporters. It is a victory for fairness and accountability in our democracy itself."
GEORGE W. BUSH IS ALREADY APPEALING TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT.

(SOT: JAMES BAKER/BUSH ADVISOR)

"We think this ruling is inconsistent with Florida law, federal law, and the United States constitution."

(NAT) - 20:11:25

"I WANT TO GET SOME IMPUT FROM YOU."
JUDGE TERRY LEWIS -- A FAMILIAR FACE IN THIS BITTER FIGHT -- IS NOW HEADING UP THE MANUAL RECOUNT EFFORT. HE HEARD SUGGESTIONS FROM BOTH SIDES FRIDAY NIGHT.

(SOT: PHIL BECK/BUSH ATTORNEY) - 20:17:38

"These ballots need to be evaluated using a consistent standard."
MEANWHILE, FLORIDA'S REPUBLICAN-LED LEGISLATURE HAS NOW BEGUN THE PROCESS OF CHOOSING ITS OWN SLATE OF ELECTORS FOR BUSH. LEADERS WILL MEET AGAIN ON MONDAY. ))


[11GOP]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SAT. AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-42 TC1:46:10]
[GRAPHIC=VA Republicans]

Virginia Republicans are no doubt unhappy with the election news, as they prepare to pick a new leader for the state.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]


Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Mark Earley is on a 10-day, 50-stop campaign tour through Virginia, and stopped at the Hotel Roanoke.
He says questioning the electoral process in Florida is a threat to other states.
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[SOT 11:25 - :50]
[IN Q=I was really stunned.]

((MARK EARLEY/ATTORNEY GENERAL: I WAS REALLY STUNNED.... REASON TO OVERTURN THEM.))
[SUPER=@Earley;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=reason to overturn them.]
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[VO-NAT]


This weekend, Republicans will vote on a new party chair and set ground rules for their nominating process.
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[11Manhunt]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SAT. AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC36:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A 19 year old man is dead following a Rockbridge County manhunt.
David Owen Sensabaugh Junior was killed after exchanging gunfire with sheriff's deputies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


Authorities tracked Sensabaugh to a hillside about four miles west of Lexington. They say he escaped custody early Friday morning by stealing a patrol car.
When deputies approached him around one yesterday afternoon, Sheriff Robert Day says Sensabaugh opened fire.
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[SOT 04:47:34]
[IN Q=While approaching Mister Sensabaugh]

((WHILE APPROACHING MR. SENSABAUGH, ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY DEPUTIES WERE FIRED UPON BY MR. SENSABAUGH. FIRE WAS RETURNED. MR. SENSABAUGH WAS TAKEN TO STONEWALL JACKSON HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT APPROXIMATELY 2:13 PM. NO DEPUTIES WERE INJURED IN THE EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Day/Rockbridge Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=exchange]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities had been searching for several hours, when they located the missing patrol car near Rockbridge Baths. A state police helicopter flew overhead, while armed officers searched the wooded terrain on foot.
Witnesses who saw the shooting from a distance, say they heard officers yell repeatedly for the suspect to get down on the ground, before the exchange of gunfire.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In a news release, State Police say Sensabaugh fired a 45 caliber handgun at deputies, and a deputy returned fire with a shotgun.
Sensabaugh suffered wounds to his head and side, but authorities say those wounds may have been self-inflicted.


[11Intermet]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SAT. AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC1:47:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Department of Labor deadline has passed without an agreement for Intermet to settle an 801-thousand-dollar fine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;]


A spokesperson for the New River Foundry parent company says it hopes to continue talks with OSHA about 45 violations cited at the company.
They stem from the March 5th explosion at the auto parts plant that killed three workers.
After an investigation, the labor department slapped Intermet with the largest fine against a workplace in state history.
The Department of Labor says that if a settlement can not be reached, the case will go to court.
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[11VF-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SAT. AM]
[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]

More layoffs are hitting the Martinsville area.
V-F Imagewear is cutting 186 jobs.
About half of the people lost their jobs yesterday, the rest may be cut around June or July.
The jobs being cut are staff or non-production positions.
Company officials say they'll offer the affected employees production jobs.
The cuts will leave V-F Imagewear with 27-hundred workers in the Martinsville area.
V-F is also cutting jobs in Florida, North Carolina and Texas.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=00-52 43:50]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]

When Christmas rolls around so do any number of holiday performances, like "The Nutcracker" and "A Christmas Carol". But this year a new drama group is hoping you'll try something different. In this week's edition of Time Off we stop by the Dumas Hotel and Music Center for a sneak peak at "A Bluesy Christmas on the Yard."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Concentrate on what...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :05]
[SUPER=01-Marshal McAden/Artistic Director; :13]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Lockett/Actor; 51]
[SUPER=01-Ishmel Paige/Actor;]
[SUPER=@shannon2; 1:18]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT Q=in life.]
(([SOT 7:03:12-7:03:14]
[IN Q=Concentrate on...]

((Concentrate on what you're doing.))
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[OUT Q=what you're doing.]

It is 24-hours before opening night and the Dumas Drama Guild is putting the finishing touches on what the director describes as a unique holiday performance.
[SOT 6:55:19-6:55:38]
[IN Q=So what you'll find...]

((So, what you'll find in "A Bluesy Christmas on the Yard" is a comic sketch by Neil Simon that's hysterically funny, you'll see a Kwanzaa celebration by Sister Rona Turner, you'll see kids modelling different things.))
[RUNS= 19]
[OUT Q=modelling different things.]

That's the first half. The second half features a shortened version of the play "The Homecoming" and an actor McAden says will charm you with his innocence.
[SOT 7:01:06-7:01:17]
[IN Q=My character's name...]

((My character's name is Lionel...he's the one who goes out looking for his daddy in the cold and snow.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=cold and snow.]

11-year old Stephen Lockett says he's not afraid to perform his solo and dance part. But that's not the case with the youngest actor in the group. 5-year old Ishmael Page says she has butterflies.
[SOT 7:00:27-7:00:29]
[IN Q=I'm a little...]

((I'm a little nervous.))
[RUNS= 02]
[OUT Q=a little nervous.]

Her anxiety is understandable. The Guild was formed only 5 months ago. "Bluesy Christmas"will be the group's fourth performance. And McAden hopes it will stand out.
[SOT 6:55:56-6:56:12]
[IN Q=The entire season...]

((The entire season is kind of set in the blues, the story's a bluesy story. Just about all of our sketches deal with pain and sorrow and suffering, so that's where the blues come in for me. It's an interesting concept. I think people will understand it once they see it.)) He's not the only one with high expectations. The young star says he wants the audience to pay attention to the play's message.
[SOT 7:02:19-7:02:42]
[IN Q=I hope they...]

((I hope they learn to give to the less fortunate people and to always be kind because they might need that person later on in life.))
[RUNS= 23]
[OUT Q=later on in life.]))
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[anchor=Shannon]
[graphic=Hold]

"A Bluesy Christmas on the Yard" will run at 8 tonight (Saturday 12/9) and from Wednesday December 13th through Saturday the 16th. All proceeds will go to benefit Total Action Against Poverty.
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[TAKE WEB ADDRESS FULL] For more information you can log onto our website at wdbj7.com.
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[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sporsts plays]
[GRAPHIC=college football]


College football fans will be eyeing the Downtown Athletic Club this evening. Three quarterbacks and one running back are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
Purdue's Drew Brees has all ready won the Maxwell Award as the nation's best all-around player.
Fellow quarterbacks Chris Weinke of Florida State and Oklahoma's Josh Heupel (HY'-pul) are up for the Heisman, as is Texas Christian running back LaDainian Tomlinson.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03- San Jose, CA/NHL-CTV;]


In the national hockey league, Peter Schaeffer coming up the middle passes the Sharks' keeper to give Vancouver the three-nothing lead.
But it was Harold Druken with the hattrick to lead the Canucks to the 6-to-1 trouncing of San Jose, ending the Sharks' five game unbeaten streak.
[super=03- Los Angeles, CA/NBA-FOX-WEST;]


To pro-basketball, Patrick Ewing makes the steal for Seattle to start the give and go. Ruben Patterson finishes with the dunk, but Shaquille O'Neil is waiting at the other end for the court long pass ending in the jam. Shaq 26 points, 16 rebounds, but oh-for-11 on free throws.
It's the most free throws taken without a successful shot, breaking Wilt Chamberlain's 0-for-10 effort set 40 years ago. The Lakers dropped a 103-to-95 decision to Seattle.
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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


Coming up......George W. Bush appeals to the U-S Supreme Court after Florida counties are ordered to start re-counting.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]

And....An update on the rodent that local residents found in their fast-food dinner.
we will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.

[2-shot hello]

[2-Recount]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Florida election officials are recounting ballots this morning.
The state high court ordered the count yesterday.
George W. Bush has already asked the U-S Supreme Court to stay the Florida Supreme Court order.
Terisa Estacio has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Tallahassee, FL/Yesterday; :03]
[SUPER=201-Craig Waters/FL Supreme Court; :08]
[SUPER=201-William Daley/Gore Campaign Chairman; :32]
[SUPER=201-James Baker/Bush Advisor; :47]
[super=201-Phil Beck/Bush Attorney; 1:06]
[super=201-Terisa Estacio/CBS News; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=Florida]

((EUPHORIA FOR VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE -- AFTER THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT KEEPS HIS PRESIDENTIAL HOPES ALIVE.

(SOT; CRAIG WATERS/FL. SUPREME COURT SPOKESMAN) - 16:01:33

"It has further ordered that the Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial Circuit here in Tallahassee shall immediately begin a manual recount of the approximately 9,000 Miami-Dade ballots that registered undervotes."
THE FOUR-TO-THREE RULING ALSO ORDERED AN IMMEDIATE HAND COUNT IN ALL FLORIDA COUNTIES WHERE UNDERVOTES HAVE OCCURED. GORE ADVISORS BELIEVE ENOUGH VOTES WILL NOW SURFACE TO PUSH THEIR CANDIDATE IN THE LEAD.

(SOT: WILLIAM DALEY/GORE CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN) - 17:35:40

"This decision is not just a victory for Al Gore and his millions of supporters. It is a victory for fairness and accountability in our democracy itself."
GEORGE W. BUSH IS ALREADY APPEALING TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT.

(SOT: JAMES BAKER/BUSH ADVISOR)

"We think this ruling is inconsistent with Florida law, federal law, and the United States constitution."

(NAT) - 20:11:25

"I WANT TO GET SOME IMPUT FROM YOU."
JUDGE TERRY LEWIS -- A FAMILIAR FACE IN THIS BITTER FIGHT -- IS NOW HEADING UP THE MANUAL RECOUNT EFFORT. HE HEARD SUGGESTIONS FROM BOTH SIDES FRIDAY NIGHT.

(SOT: PHIL BECK/BUSH ATTORNEY) - 20:17:38

"These ballots need to be evaluated using a consistent standard."
MEANWHILE, FLORIDA'S REPUBLICAN-LED LEGISLATURE HAS NOW BEGUN THE PROCESS OF CHOOSING ITS OWN SLATE OF ELECTORS FOR BUSH. LEADERS WILL MEET AGAIN ON MONDAY. ))

[POPE]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SAT AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will pardon American businessman Edmond Pope.Pope was sentenced to 20 years in prison earlier this week after being convicted of espionage. Putin did not give a specific date for Pope's release, but says it will be after December 14th.



[11KFC]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SAT. AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC1:42:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Testing has been completed on a mouse one family says it found in a chicken dinner from Kentucky Fried Chicken.
The tests done at a California lab should determine if the rodent came from the restaurant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 4]


Latasha and Lonnie Cummings say they found the cooked mouse inside a box of chicken from K-F-C on Melrose Avenue.


The company that owns the franchise sent the mouse to a private lab to determine if it was actually cooked in K-F-C's batter.
J-R-N Incorporated's Vice President told News 7 that while the tests are done-- they're still waiting for a copy of the finalized report.
He says results should be known a few days.
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[11Nativity]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SAT. AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC1:03:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You may have heard the holiday theme "He's the reason for the season."
It's a saying for Christians who want to remember that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But when that theme showed up in the public lobby of Virginia's State Board of Elections -- complete with a nativity scene -- Virginia's American Civil Liberties Union took note.
The A-C-L-U says an overtly religious display violates the separation of church and state.
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[SOT 15:10:49]
[IN Q=Like most ]

((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: LIKE MOST SUPREME COURT DECISIONS, THIS HAS DEVELOPED OVER THE YEARS. THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF DECISIONS, AND THE LAW CAN BE A LITTLE COMPLEX. THERE'S A QUESTION ABOUT WHERE IT'S LOCATED. THERE'S A QUESTION ABOUT WHAT A REASONABLE OBSERVER MIGHT THINK. THERE'S ALSO MOST IMPORTANTLY THE QUESTION OF THE CONTENT OF THE DISPLAY ITSELF.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=of the display itself.]
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[VO-NAT]


If the manger scene had also highlighted secular items like a red-nosed reindeer or snowflakes... it might have passed Constitutional muster, according to the A-C-L-U.
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[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=None]


But after we video-taped it for this story, the staff in the Board of Elections office chose to remove it themselves.
It's been relocated to the other side of the door, NOT visible to the public.
Nevertheless, the Governor's Secretary of Administration says the state WAS prepared to defend the display as free speech.

[11Beatles-Band]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SAT. AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC37:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]

20 years ago yesterday, singer-songwriter John Lennon was shot outside his apartment in New York City.
But as Kate Weidaw reports- the Beatles' popularity is timeless - even among local fans.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=02-Ed Embrey/Hard Days Night;1:11]
[SUPER=02-Will Newman/Hard Days Night;1:25]
[SUPER=01-Yoko Ono/Lennon's Widow;1:44]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=kw news 7]

(([NAT SOUND ED SULLIVAN INTRO BAND, CLAPPING]
[RUNS= 10]


The cheers for the Beatles were heard around the world when they appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. But the excitement was silenced on December 8-th 1980 when John Lennon was shot by a deranged fan.

[SOT 13:45:17 MON-WED-FRI TAPE]
[INQ=]

((WE BELIEVE IT WAS JOHN LENNON WHO WAS SHOT HE WAS DEAD ON ARRIVAL.))
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[RUNS= 4]


[NAT SOUND OF GROUP SINGING IN THE RAIN]
[RUNS= 5]


20 years later dozens gathered at New York City's Strawberry Fields to remember the legend.

[SOT 15:29:46 CBS FRIDAY]
[INQ=]

((HE WAS KILLED HERE YOU GET A FEELING HE WAS HERE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 4]


But the Beatles music lives on with tribute bands like Hard Days Night from Lynchburg.
[NAT SOUND]
[RUNS= 5]



[SOT 3:07:26]
[INQ=]

((ED EMBREY: I THINK EVERYONE HAS A KINSHIP TO THE BEATLES THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BAND LIKE THEM AND THERE WILL NEVER WILL BE.))
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[RUNS= 7]


Will Newman is the John Lennon of the group and is proud to play his music.

[SOT 3:06:13]
[INQ=]

((WILL NEWMAN: I MOURN HIS LOSS BECAUSE IT WAS A TRAGEDY SO EARLY IN LIFE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


And while the Beatles music plays on Lennon's widow says so does his spirit.

[SOT 13:47:28 CBS MON-WED-FRI]
[INQ=]

((YOKO ONO: HE WAS A SURVIVOR A TRUE SENSE I THINK HIS SPIRIT IS STILL ALIVE AND IT WILL BE ALIVE FOR MANY CENTURIES TO COME.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


[NAT SOUND OF MUSIC SHOWING LENNON'S PICTURE, THEN FADE MUSIC WITH ENDING CART]
[RUNS= 5]


Kate Weidaw News 7.))
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat.]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=Profile Preview]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]

Plenty of people have built underground shelters in the past.
But there's one HOUSE in Franklin County - that's mostly underground.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The majority of Steve and Gigi Helms' home is 15- feet BELOW ground. But they designed and built their kitchen and living room ABOVE ground. Steve also built an oak loft as a place to enjoy the view.
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[SOT 01:46:23]
[IN Q=It's a means of ]

((STEVE HELMS/CIVIL ENGINEER: IT'S A MEANS OF ESCAPE FROM BEING UNDERGROUND, BEING A GROUND HOG, YOU KNOW, HE ALWAYS COME OUT AND LAYS IN THE SUN.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Helms/Civil Engineer;]
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[OUT Q=lays in the sun.]
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[TAKE GRAPHIC] The Helms built their home themselves with a number of unique touches. For a complete tour... . join us tomorrow for NEWS 7 Sunday morning.
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