[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


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

An undercover police officer goes to court to testify against some local high school students.
(------------)


And...Hundreds of F-B-I agents rally at the White House- protesting the possible release of an American Indian activist.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[5-Northside-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=500-18 1:26:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Three former Northside High School students were in court yesterday for selling drugs to an undercover police officer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Katrina Moulton spent 10 months posing as a student.
She testified that in some cases, she ended up getting something that looked like the real McCoy but wasn't.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:05:00]
[IN Q=In some instances]

((IN SOME INSTANCES, I ACTUALLY THINK THE KIDS THOUGHT THE STUFF THEY BOUGHT WAS THE REAL DEAL AND NOT FAKE STUFF. AND SO THEY THEMSELVES COULD HAVE BEEN TRYING TO PULL A FAST ONE ON ME OR THEY MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN THAT WHAT THEY BOUGHT WAS IMITATION.))
[SUPER=01-Katrina Moulton/Roanoke Co. Police Officer]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=imitation.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


In some instances the students warned her that the stuff was so potent that she'd better be careful with it.
And a lot of it was real. Moulton testified she bought L-S-D, marijuana, ecstasy and crystal meth.
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[11Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-48 45:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Investigators hope a recently released photograph will help lead them to a murder suspect.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Henry County Sheriff's office is looking for Sampson Carlos Dodson of Martinsville. He is 18 years old, and five feet 11 inches tall.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Wednesday]


Dodson is wanted for the murder of Daniel Rose. Rose was shot to death in the King's Village area Tuesday night.
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[11Tabb]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-42 1:52:23]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Police say an argument over a cellphone led to murder. Yesterday it ended with a guilty verdict.
Carlos Tabb was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst]


Tabb was charged with the shooting deaths of 17- year- old Brian Thomas and his 21- year- old sister Stephanie last May.
Tabb argued he acted in self defense.
He was sentenced to one life term for the murder ... and 83 years on the other charges.
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[FBI-Protest]


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


Hundreds of FBI agents staged an unprecedented rally outside the White House yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington;]


The agents were protesting the release and pardon of Leonard Peltier, an American Indian activist convicted in the 1975 killing of two, young agents.
The men were shot-to-death while searching for robbery suspects on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:02:51]
[IN Q=there was]

(( DAVE MURPHY/FBI SUPERVISORY SPECIAL AGENT: IT'S A SENSE THAT THERE WAS AN INJUSTICE DONE TO AGENTS AND THAT IT WAS TIME FOR US TO SPEAK OUT AS AN ORGANIZATION TO GIVE OUR POINT OF VIEW.
JENNIFER HARBURY/PELTIER ATTORNEY: "EVEN THE COURT OF APPEALS THAT DENIED MR. PELTIER A NEW TRIAL ADMITTED THAT IT WAS A TECHNICALITY, THAT GROSS ABUSES HAD OCCURRED, AND THAT MR. PELTIER MIGHT WELL BE INNOCENT.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Murphy/FBI Supervisory Agent; :00]
[super=01-Jennifer Harbury/Peltier Attorney; :08]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=be innocent]
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[VO-NAT]


The case drew renewed attention when the White House announced that President Clinton would review all pending requests for executive clemency before he leaves office.
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[TimeOff-Tease]
[anchor=wipe wipe wipe]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[tape=Time Off #2 20:29]
[graphic=None]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=The holidays]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=returns. -- OUT QUICK!!! LITTLE PAD!!!]


[lottery bump] [comm]




[Elks-Lights]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off #2 TC 18:36]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]

If you think Thanksgiving is too soon to put up Christmas decorations consider the situation at the National Home of the Elks in Bedford. Workers there start preparing for the holidays before the calendar passes October. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to Bedford to show us what goes into creating holiday magic.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/1998; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Pickett/Elks Home Exec. Director; 16]
[super=03-Bedford; :29]
[SUPER=01-Dean Robertson/Maintenance Worker; 35]
[SUPER=@shannon1; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=N7 Bedford]

((In the last two weeks of December more than 100-thousand people will make the drive to Bedford to bask in a heavenly light. But a star over a manger isn't responsible for this glow. Instead, it's a light show created by the Elks.
[SOT 50:37-50:48]
[IN Q=We don't really...]

((We don't really know how many lights we have. We say 50-thousand plus, and it has to be much more than 50-thousand plus, but they're there and they're beautiful and they all light. I check 'em myself.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=check 'em myself.]

Such a spectacle takes long hours of hard work to create. And workers plan ahead. [45:52-46:05]
[IN Q=We start right...]

((We start right about Halloween and it takes us right up to the lighting ceremony, which this year is gonna be December 15th at 5:30. Basically 8 hours a day as long as the weather prevails.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=the weather prevails.]

He doesn't necessarily mean DRY weather. Sometimes too little rain can make the process as hard as the soil.
[SOT 52:22-52:38]
[IN Q=It's been dry...]

((It's been dry for so long that when we were driving big stakes in the ground to hold the scenes up all we would do was break the 2-by-4's when we'd drive them in with the big sledgehammer. So we had to wait to get a little rain before we did that.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=we did that.]

But waiting is nothing new to the Elks. The display took almost 50-years to grow to its current size.
[SOT 46:51-46:58]
[IN Q=I understand they...]

((I understand they started with just an item or two and they added onto it every year until you see what we have here now.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=have here now.]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Adding new displays...]

((Adding new displays means more preparation the next time around. But workers say it's worth it because, when they flip the switch, the lights at the Elks Home aren't the only ones to glow.))
[RUNS=00]
[OUT Q=ones to glow.]
[SOT 53:25-53:34]
[IN Q=So many people...]

((So many people come by here at Christmastime and they wanna know why we do this and I can say, "Look at your child's eyes. Look at them as they drive by.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=they drive by.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Bedford.))
[anchor=Leo]
[graphic=Hold]

The lighting ceremony kicked off last night (Friday, December 15th) and runs through January first.
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[TAKE WEB ADDRESS FS] For more information and directions to the Elks National Home you can log onto our website at wdbj7.com
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[zoo-Lights]
[anchor=Leo -- ON RECORD]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[tape=]
[graphic=None]



Mill Mountain Zoo is next to the Roanoke Star - but this weekend the zoo is lighting up the night as well.

Joining me now is David Jobe (JOE-bee) with details on this weekend's "Zoo Night Lights."
Thanks for joining us David.
Q & A

[super=01-David Jobe/Mill Mountain Zoo]


Tell us about "Zoo Night Lights."
What will be different for zoo visitors during zoo night lights?
Tell us about our feathered guest... (the owl!)

And there's a special guest at the zoo this holiday season, right?

( AD LIB ABOUT NOEL THE REINDEER)


producer calls for video
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[VO-NAT from 00-35 TC 1:57:51]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November]



[runs=:27]
(-------------------)


Again - Zoo Night Lights takes place at Mill Mountain Zoo tonight, Sunday and Monday nights.
What are the hours?
And how much are tickets?

Thanks for joining us - we'll be right back. [WIPE TO BOOKS BUMP]

[comm][Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=college basketball]


Coming up today on your hometown station, a feast of sports.
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[Full Screen Pinnacle 13040]
Starting at one with college basketball when Kentucky and Michigan State go at it. [full screen 13043]
Then at four we switch gears to the NFL and the Oakland and Seattle game. [full screen 13041]
On Sunday the sports coverage starts with the NFL today at noon, followed by a doubleheader...Denver and Kansas City at one, then Indianapolis and Miami at four.
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[John-Sines]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]


If you're looking for something to do tonight...
(+++++++++)
[TAKE FULL SCREEN #9410]

musician John Sines Junior will perform a charity concert at the Appomattox Moose Lodge.
Proceeds go to the Child Alert Foundation.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN #9411]


Tickets are ten dollars in advance - 13 dollars at the door.
You can call (804) 248 - JOHN for more information..
(+++++++++++)
[anchor=Denise -- 2-shot]

You can also catch John on News 7 Sunday morning tomorrow... He will be performing in our holiday music series.

[WeekendCalen]


[ANCHOR=Leo 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


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 #3 26:14]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[2-shot Leo ad-lib diner tease]

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[IN Q=Coming up on ]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=fondue berginon]



[COMM # 3 next]





[DinerOpen]


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

In today's Weekend Diner - I'm cooking you a traditional Hirsbrunner Christmas feast you probably won't see in many kitchens this Holiday season...
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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 #3 TC 26:42]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Here we]
[SUPER=@Leo1; :10]
[RUNS=3:11]
[OUT Q=Weekend Diner.]
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[ANCHOR=Leo]

[Take FS Chyron 7153]
If you would like my Fondue recipe or any recipe you see on Weekend Diner - check out our web site at WDBJ-7-dot com - just click on Weekend Diner. Or - you can send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope at... ( Ad lib address)
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[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[ROLL COLD OUT OF THE OPEN]

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


Coming up......George W. Bush will name his cabinet later today - and Colin Powell's name is at the top of the list.

(------------)

A month ago three dogs were poisoned in a local neighborhood - now Roanoke police say they have a suspect. We will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello]

[11Dog-Deaths]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-51 23:45]
[GRAPHIC=]

A Roanoke neighborhood says they're not surprised antifreeze was poisoning their dogs. Back in October three dogs ate meat tainted with antifreeze, one died. Yesterday Roanoke City Police said they have a suspect but have not filed charges. Kate Weidaw reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-John Ferguson; :11]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Oct. 20; :42]
[SUPER=07-Terri Beamer; :53]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:12]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Roanoke.]


((Three year old Azlyn is up and running around now but that wasn't the case nearly two months ago after he ate some of the tainted meat.

[SOT 23:12:34]
[INQ=]

((JOHN FERGUSON: THE FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS IT WASN'T LOOKING TO GOOD WE KIND OF THOUGHT THEY HAD SENT HIM HOME TO DIE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


But with some gold ole' fashion TLC and 23-hundred dollars in medical care Azlyn is on the mend. Still the thought of it happening again lingers in Ferguson's mind after seeing Roanoke City Police Officers search a nearby home. During that search officials found meat, antifreeze, and several shot guns. Although the man is a suspect in the case, so far the lab can not link the items found in his home to the tainted meat.

[SOT 17:28:18]
[INQ=]

((TERRI BEAMER: IT'S UNFORTUNATE WE CAN'T PINPOINT WHERE THE ANTIFREEZE CAME FROM BUT IT IS GOOD TO KNOW THE POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THIS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


Terri Beamer's 10 year old dog Bubba died in October from antifreeze poisoning. Now Beamer is part of the newly formed neighborhood watch program that is trying to prevent incidents like this from happening again.

[SOT 17:29:12]
[INQ=]

((TERRI BEAMER: EVERYBODY IS WATCHING OUT FOR EVERYBODY HOW IT'S NOT YOU'RE JUST HERE FOR YOURSELF YOU'RE WATCHING OUT FOR YOUR NEIGHBORS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


Still Beamer says she believes it's only a matter of time before this happens again.
[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW;THAT'S WHY MANY IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD HOPE THIS CASE GOES TO COURT. BUT INVESTIGATORS STILL NEED TO PRESENT THE EVIDENCE TO THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEYS OFFICE FOR REVIEW BEFORE ANYTHING HAPPENS. KATE WEIDAW NEWS7 ROANOKE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=]))







[11Gilmore-Bonds]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-44 54:05]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]

Virginia is set for a major investment into its college and university system.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Governor Jim Gilmore unveiled a 302 million dollar higher ed package, previewing next week's budget.
But the 249 million dollars in capital projects and maintenance funds would all be borrowed money.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 03:57 ]
[IN Q=We think ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE THINK THAT THIS BORROWING AT THIS TIME IS APPROPRIATE. THE KEY PRIORITY OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND ASSETS THAT ARE GOING TO HIGHER EDUCATION IS THE RIGHT APPROACH.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=right approach.]
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[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=hold]


The Governor says the state could borrow up to 700 million dollars this year without jeopardizing its triple-A bond rating.
The borrowing could also help him fund next year's scheduled 70 percent phase-out of the car tax.
16 million dollars of the bond money is slated for Virginia Tech to build a new "bioinformatics" complex, to study the genetic possibilities of plants.

[Transition]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


George W. Bush begins naming his cabinet later today and it's no surprise it will be Colin Powell for Secretary of State.
Lee Cowen is in Austin, Texas with the details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/President Elect; :34]
[SUPER=01-John Engler/Michigan Governor; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/CBS News; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=Austin, Texas]

(( In his first press conference since becoming President-Elect -- George W. Bush came as close as he ever has to formally naming Colin Powell as Secretary of State.

(SOT/GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT ELECT 3:11:25)

"I look forward to making the announcement tomorrow."

(NARR: vo Powell at Ranch 11/30)


If it comes, it would happen at the Governor's ranch. The same place he met with Powell two weeks ago.

NAT/SOT BREAUX PHOTO OP



(NARR:)


The news came while Bush was meeting with Sen. John Breaux -- a centrist Democrat known for being a congressional "deal maker."

He had been widely rumored to be on the Governor's short list for Energy Secretary -- an attractive offer, but not attractive enough.

(SOT/GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT ELECT 3:08:45)

"One of the things the Senator made clear is he wants to stay in the Senate and work with -- to work to get something done."

(NARR:)


It may be a familiar refrain. The 50-50 split in the Senate, is making it difficult for ranking Democrats LIKE BREAUX to give up their seats -- and with them the balance of power.

But it's not the only problem. Despite the Governor's call for bi-partisansihp -- many right-wing Republicans are urging him to save some of the most powerful cabinet positions to staunch conservatives.

But GOP Governor John Engler, who met with the Dick Cheney this morning says it's not LABELS the Bush team is looking for, it's EXPERIENCE.

(SOT/ GOV. JOHN ENGLER, MICHIGAN 11:56:35)

"I think whether you are conservative moderate or liberal, if you are a good manager, they will be looking for you. If you are conservative, moderate or liberal and a lousy manager, probably don't need to apply." ))

[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning, we'll talk with a local actor who is using the power of the internet to further his career...
[ANCHOR=Leo]

and...
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

what do women really want? Mel Gibson is the obvious choice, but we'll find out if they'll watch this movie. 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]
[Chris-Ashworth]
[anchor=Denise -- ON RECORD]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[tape=]
[Graphic=None]


Denise ad lib with Chris

Tell us about your latest movie...
[super=01-Chris Ashworth/Actor]



You almost landed a role on Baywatch Hawaii... You came very close... In fact the Internet played a big role in the early casting decisions for this show. Tell us about that experience.


(--------------------)
[VO-NAT - BAYWATCH HAWAII WEB SITE]



[runs=]
(--------------------)


If anyone would like to learn more about Chris and his latest career moves... you can check out his website at
(++++++++++)
[TAKE FULL SCREEN Web Address - ESS# 9412]


chris-ashworth-dot-homestead-dot com.
(++++++++++)



[11Valet-Parking]


[ANCHOR=Denise -- On Record]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-54 14:32]
[GRAPHIC=Carilion RMH]

Valet parking is moving out of fancy hotels, and into a local hospital.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Carilion Roanoke Memorial hospital now offers free valet parking to its patients .. and those who have handicap parking permits.
It also includes front door service for those who need it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT29:44]
[IN Q=Now if they simply pull up to the]

((LARRY WRAY/LEAD VALET: NOW IF THEY SIMPLY PULL UP TO FRONT LOT WE ASSIST THEM RIGHT HERE AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO THROUGH THE GARAGE. AND THIS IS ALSO TO ALLEVIATE A LOT OF PARKING IN THE PARKING GARAGE AND PEOPLE NOT BEING ABLE TO FIND A
PARKING SPACE THERE))
[SUPER=01-Larry Wray/Lead Valet]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=space there]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


And patients say it's an added perk.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT33:51]
[IN Q=You don't have to ride around]

((YOU DON'T HAVE TO RIDE AROUND AND LOOK FOR A PARKING SPACE YOU CAN JUT LEAVE YOUR CAR AND GO DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO, CUTS DOWN ON TIME))
[SUPER=01-Robert Akerson/Patient]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=on time]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The valet service at R-M-H is offered weekdays from 5-30 a-m to 6 p-m.
(------------)



[Toss to Weather][11E-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-41 1:17:06]
[GRAPHIC=E Toys]

E-toys' future may be in jeopardy, and plenty of local jobs could depend on holiday sales.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The on-line toy store employs 12-hundred workers in Pittsylvania County.
[SUPER=03-Blairs/March]


Its profits over Christmas could make or break the on-line giant.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They've got to]

((THEY'VE GOT TO PROVE THEMSELVES IN THIS EVER CRITICAL CHRISTMAS SEASON WHEN MORE TOYS ARE BOUGHT THAN AT ANY OTHER TIME OF THE YEAR. AND IF THEY PROVE THEMSELVES AND PROVE THEMSELVES TO THEIR INVESTORS, THEY MAY BE ABLE TO GET MORE FINANCING COME NEXT YEAR))
[SUPER=01-Brian Gottstein/Legg Mason Roanoke]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=come next year]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Yahoo has called eToys the best place to shop for toys on the internet. Shoppers can order as late at December 20th and still receive their toys by Christmas.
(------------)



[11OSHA]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-50 31:23]
[GRAPHIC=New River Castings]


An explosion at New River Castings killed three workers earlier this year. Now the Department of Labor and Intermet are hoping to reach a settlement.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/March;]


OSHA fined the company 801-thousand dollars for plant safety violations uncovered after the blast last March.
Intermet disputes and seeks to reduce some of those fines.
Labor department officials are considering it, but they won't disclose amounts or terms being discussed.
If they can't reach an agreement, they could end up in court.
(------------)


[Women's-Football]


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


It was only a dream - until this fall.
In the final installment of our series on Women Breaking Barriers in the world of sports... Gretchen Carlson speaks with the athletes who are making women's professional FOOTBALL a reality.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andra Douglas/NY Sharks Owner; :21]
[SUPER=01-Vicky Layton/Football Fan; :46]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting; :57]
[super=01-Missy Korpacz/NE Storm Owner/FB; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=GC CBS News]

(((TRACK 1) A FULL HARVEST MOON LIGHTS THE SKY ON A FALL NIGHT IN NEW YORK. (NAT -- HITTING) (TRACK 2) IT S THE PERFECT WEATHER FOR FOOTBALL AND THIS TEAM IS READY TO HIT THE FIELD. (NAT - CALLING PLAY) (TRACK 3) BUT THE FACES BEHIND THES
E HELMETS AREN T THE USUAL GUYS YOU SEE AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. THESE ARE THE FACES OF WOMEN BREAKING BARRIERS. (SOT)

Andra Douglas; Owner/QB NY Sharks Lifelong dream, people dying to play. (NAT AT LINE OF SCRIMMAGE) (TRACK 4) THIS FALL, THE WOMEN S PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE JOINS A GROWING LIST OF SPORTS START-UPS FEATURING FEMALE ATHLETES. (NAT) Score, score, score/ kick off/ Fair catch (whistle) (TRACK 5) ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY PLAYERS FROM 11 DIFFERENT TEAMS ARE SUITING UP. THEIR FANS ARE COMING TO THE FIELD TOO AND AT THESE TAILGATE PARTIES, THE CHEERS ARE NO LONGER JUST RESERVED F
OR THE BOYS. (SOT) Vicky Layton, Football Fan So long women cheered men. Now it s not about men or women, it s about ex

ecutin a play. (STAND-UP -- AT GIANTS STADIUM) STILL, THE WOMEN S TEAMS WON T BE FILLING STADIUMS THIS SIZE ANY TIME SOON. LEARNING HOW TO PUT ON 20 POUNDS OF EQUIPMENT, AND THEN CATCH A FOOTBALL IS SOMETHING TOTALLY NEW FOR FEMALES . (SOT) Missy Korpacz, NE Storm Owner/FB Obviously we re a grass roots operation this year, but hopefully next year we ll be as big as the WNBA, that s a our goal, that s our expectation. (TRACK 6) TO REACH THOSE EXPECTATIONS MEANS RECRUITING QUALITY ATHLETES. WOMEN S TEAMS DON T PAY LIKE THE MEN S, AND MOST OF THESE WOMEN HAVE OTHER FULL TIME JOBS. (NAT SOUND: Let s see some real football!) (TRACK 7) DESPITE THE OBSTACLES, THERE S NO DENYING THESE WOMEN HAVE THE GUTS TO TAKE
ON THE GAME. (SOT) Andra Douglas, NY Sharks Owner/QB Football s the last bastion, I mean let s face it, we re everywher

e else. (TRACK 8) AS THEY MOVE FROM CHEERING ON THE SIDELINES TO AIMING FOR THE END ZONE. IN NEW YORK, GRETCHEN CARLSON, CBS NEWS. ))
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