[11Roanoke-7]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-04; 6:59]
[GRAPHIC=Backstreet Cafe]

A group known as the Roanoke 7 just received six thousand dollars from the manager of a gay owned thrift store in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September;]

The Roanoke 7 is an organization that formed to help the victims of last fall's shooting. One person was killed and six others were wounded when Ronald Gay allegedly opened fire in the predominately gay bar.

About four thousand dollars of Diversity Thrift's donation will go directly to the victims to help with their medical and living expenses.
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[11Grandin]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-55; 53:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some Ferrum College students took a road trip to Roanoke yesterday, on the city's bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

City Manager Darlene Burcham spearheaded the idea of designating Saturdays throughout the year as special days for area colleges. Yesterday, the city picked up the tab for these Ferrum College students to make the trip to Roanoke on chartered buses. The students were treated to a showing of the Golden Globe winning film, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
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[SOT @ 3:34:52 - 3:35:00]
[IN Q=It's really nice...]

((JENNIFER STEWART/FERRUM COLLEGE SENIOR: IT'S REALLY NICE, THE OLD STYLE THEATER, YOU DON'T SEE THAT TOO MUCH ANYMORE WITH THE MEGAPLEXES...SO IT'S A NICE FEELING.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Stewart/Ferrum College Senior]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=nice feeling.]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Ferrum College students also enjoyed lunch and some window shopping on the Roanoke city market.



[April-Christmas]
[anchor=Denise -- ON RECORD WITH 2 GUESTS]
[newscast=Sun AM]
[writer=chr]
[tape=00-]
[graphic=None]

Superbowl Sunday isn't just the biggest day of the year for football fans... For 6 years, it's also marked the "Kickoff to Rebuild Day" for a national organization that has local chapters.
Joining us this morning with more are David Bowers and John Richmond - they are the President and Vice President of "Christmas in April" in Roanoke. Good morning.
Q & A
First of all - what is "Christmas in April" and what do you do here in Roanoke?

[super=01-David Bowers/Christmas in April President;]
[super=01-John Richmond/Christmas in April Vice-President;]


And what's the Superbowl Sunday connection?
How many houses will you be renovating this year?
We have footage of a couple of the houses...
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Roanoke/Friday]

tell us what you'll be doing...

[runs= 1:00]
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What day will you be renovating?


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[TAKE PRE-PRO WITH DATE/PHONE NUMBER 8107] And if someone's interested in volunteering... how can they contact you?
(Phone number - (540) 343 - 1008)
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Thanks for joining us this morning. We'll be right back.

[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-83 tc 1:12:47]
[GRAPHIC=track and field]


25-hundred high school athletes from 200 schools were in Blacksburg this weekend for
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

one of the biggest scholastic meets in the country.
They spent the weekend in Rector Field House turing in some of the best performances in the nation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=top three and five]
[SUPER=01-Steve Taylor/Meet Organizer;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=very impressive]
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[vo-nat]
Alan Webb came just three-tenths of a second shy of setting a track record for high school runners in the 1000 meters.
Last week he became the first high schooler to run a sub-four minute indoor mile.
Meet him in Sports Extra during the second half hour.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=weekend am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Check TC: 1:28:14]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]


A 14 year old deaf girl hears for the first time - thanks to (coke-LEE-ar) cochlear implants.
And Carilion is bringing robots into the operating room.
Those are two of the stories in this week's health check.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For the first time]
[SUPER=07-Tabitha Martin;]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Brian McKinnon/UVA Audiology Department;]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joseph Baker/Cardiothoracic Surgeon;]
[SUPER=01-Colin Ferguson/Carlisle School Headmaster; ]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Elizabeth Roycroft/West Piedmont Health District;]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=2:20]
[OUT Q=joy sutton]

[tape 00-50, 1:06:36]
((For the first time in her life,Tabitha Martin can actually hear voices...
Something that was impossible before because she was profoundly deaf.
But with cochlear implants - all that has changed.
[SOT 1:04:33 TAPE 1]
[IN Q=Listen say Monday,]

((TABITHA MARTIN/SOUTH BOSTON TEEN: LISTEN SAY MONDAY, "MONDAY," WEDNESDAY, "WEDNESDAY," SUNDAY, "SUNDAY."))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=Sunday, Sunday]

Cochlear implants give a deaf person the perception of sound by converting sound into electronic impulses that stimulate the nerves in the cochlear. The device translates sound waves into a voice that sounds like a computer.
[SOT 1:01:25 TAPE 1]
[IN Q=They are not a cure]

((DR. BRIAN McKINNON/UVA AUDIOLOGY DEPARTMENT: THEY ARE NOT A CURE ALL. THEY ARE A GOOD STEP. THEY'RE A GOOD USE OF PRESENT LEVEL TECHNOLOGY TO GET INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT IT SOUND AWARENESS.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=sound awareness]
[tape # 500-20, 1:34:32]

In other health news, robots could soon be performing heart operations in our area.
That's because Carilion has been chosen by the Food and Drug Administration to perform clinic trials on a robotic surgery system known as da Vinci.
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[SOT1:51:31]
[IN Q=Eventually i think it's going to translate]

(( EVENTUALLY I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A STEPPING STONE TO ALLOW REALLY MORE ADVANCES IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE CHEST AND HEART SURGERY. AND THAT HOPEFULLY WILL TRANSLATE TO LESS TRAUMA TO PATIENTS, QUICKER HEALING TIME ))
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[OUT Q=healing time]


The da Vinci Surgical System only requires doctor to make three small holes in the chest wall --about half an inch long -- eliminating the need for a large chest incision.
[tape # 500-2, 1:46:24]

Also making medical headlines,
Carlisle School in Martinsville was forced to cancel classes two days last week because so many students were out sick.
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[SOT3:38]
[IN Q=]

((COLIN FERGUSON/HEADMASTER: WHETHER IT'S THE FLU WE REALLY DON'T KNOW. BUT IT'S SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH TO GIVE OUR STUDENTS A CHANCE TO RECOVER AND TO PREVENT MORE SPREADING MORE OF THIS AMONG OUR STUDENTS))
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[OUT Q=among our students]


School officials say 30 percent of the students and 20-percent of the teachers were too sick to come to class. Health officials say the flu is wide spread in the region. And they recommend students get vaccinated.
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[SOT16:25]
[IN Q=The prevention that we recommend]

((THE PREVENTION THAT WE RECOMMEND IS THE VACCINE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IT WILL ONLY TAKE TWO WEEKS TO WORK AND WE HAVE THE SEASON LASTING PROBABLY THROUGH MARCH))
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[OUT Q=through march]


Classes resume at Carlisle School tomorrow. That's this week health check, I'm Joy Sutton.))
[DENISE TOSS TO WX SPONSOR]

[India-Quake]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]


Soldiers have found signs of life, today, while digging through the ruins of buildings crushed by India's earthquake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bhuj, India;]


In one case, they've made eye contact with a woman and her 18-month-old daughter but aren't able to reach them.
And a police officer says rescuers have heard sounds coming from a collapsed apartment building.
Yesterday, three people were pulled alive from the rubble, 36 hours after the earthquake.
The Indian media reports 15- or 16-thousand dead.
The 7-point-9 quake is the strongest to hit the area in 50 years.
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[11Honduran-Help]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-01; 30:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some Virginia Tech students are extending a hand to the Roanoke Valley's Hispanic community. A course at the university is giving students a chance to see for themselves the issues facing Latinos.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The class is called "Crossing the Border through Service Learning". Students meet weekly on campus to discuss immigration issues. The course is also designed so that they can help and interact with the Hispanic community. Yesterday-- the students delivered clothes and furniture to Hispanic families in the Roanoke Valley.
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[SOT 03:39:32 03:41:19]
[IN Q=We have ]

((KRIS LUBBS/VIRGINIA TECH INSTRUCTOR: WE HAVE A GROWING HISPANIC COMMUNITY HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND IT'S PROJECTED BY THE YEAR 2015 THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY WILL BE THE LEADING MINORITY IN THE US. JASON ORNDORFF/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: I THINK... CAN DO FOR THEMSELVES.))
[SUPER=01-Kris Lubbs/Virginia Tech Instructor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jason Orndorff/Virginia Tech Student; :15]
[RUNS=25]
[OUT Q=for themselves.]
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[VO-NAT]

The students are also reaching out in other ways. They'll be meeting with Hispanic families at their homes to teach English as a second language.
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[11Young]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-07;2:44]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

Martinsville attorney Rickey Young says charges of mail fraud and failing to file tax returns are part of a witch hunt against him. As Kate Weidaw reports, Young says confident he'll prevail when he makes his case in federal court.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Rickey Young says...]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;:00]
[SUPER=01-Rickey Young/Martinsville Lawyer;:13]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:32]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Roanoke.]


((Rickey Young says he's not guilty and the jury will be able to see that. The experienced trial lawyer calls the four year investigation into whether he filed his tax returns in the early 90's a waste of money.

[SOT 23:07:57]
[INQ=]

((RICKEY YOUNG: IT'S ALL THE END RESULT REGARDLESS OF WHAT OTHERS MIGHT SAY OF A 2.75 MILLION DOLLAR WITCH HUNT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


Young says his accountant in the 90's is to blame for his tax returns not being filed accurately, which has now resulted in the indictment.

[SOT 23:12:53]
[INQ=]

((RICKEY YOUNG: YES IT'S MY ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY TO DO IT BUT IT'S CALLED CRIMINAL AND WILLFULLY FAILED TO FILE AND I DON'T THINK I WILLFULLY FAILED TO FILE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


The accountant told NEWS 7 she did NOT want to comment on Young's allegations because she is testifying during the case. Young also faces two counts of mail fraud resulting from purchasing and selling cars for a profit.

[SOT 23:24:25]
[INQ=]

((RICKEY YOUNG: WHAT THEY'RE SAYING IS I REPORTED THE INCORRECT AMOUNT TO DMV AND THEY ARE SAYING I COMMITTED FRAUD BY REPORTING THE INCORRECT AMOUNT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


Young denies those charges... .charges he says have resulted in a loss of business and clients. He's no longer representing clients like Roanoke City Police Officer Frederick Pledge who's charged with drug trading and Wilbert Wesley Lewis who was shot by a Roanoke City Police Officer in the stomach. Young says he's worried about the money he has lost while preparing for this trial.

[SOT 23:33:13]
[INQ=]

((RICKEY YOUNG: IF I WAS GUILTY I'D HAVE A MILLION DOLLARS I'D HAVE THIS I'D HAVE THAT I JUST BOUGHT SOME CARS AND TRIED TO MAKE TEN DOLLARS OFF OF THEM.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


Young will get to make his case on Monday in Roanoke's Federal Court. If he's convicted he faces up to 10 years in jail and a fine of 750-thousand dollars. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))


[Cat-Show]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=Sun AM]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]

Roanoke's Clarion Hotel is full of cats this weekend...

[double boxes - DENISE/LEO -- ON RECORD]

A few guests - human and otherwise - are with Leo this morning with details.

[super=01-Linda Johnson/FERAL]
[SUPER=07-Tank;]


Linda- what's going on at the Clarion this weekend?
Who did you bring with you this morning (referring to the cats!!!)
So the show is not just about cats who already have homes - there are a few felines looking for families, right?
So what time do the activities begin today?

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[TAKE FULL SCREEN INFO 8100Essc]

(9am to 4 pm at the Clarion Hotel in Roanoke)




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Thanks for joining us...
[LEO DOES TEASE SOLO]






[Va-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=WeekendAM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=Profile Open TC: 33:16]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]


Have you ever wondered how Hokie Toasties got to the breakfast table?
Or who's helped mastermind the Hokie racecar?
In this week's Virginia Profile, Marya Jones talks to the man that helps Virginia Tech cash in on its name.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=If you've ever]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]
[SUPER=01-Locke White/Virginia Tech Licensing Director;]
[SUPER=@Marya2;]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Blacksburg.]


((If you've ever eaten a bowl of Hokie Toasties or bought a Virginia Tech hat, this is the man to thank.
Locke White, Virginia Tech's Director of Licensing and Trademarks, helps bring people's ideas for Hokie merchandise to the store shelves.
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[SOT 4:07:53 - :57]

((LOCKE WHITE: I ACTUALLY HAVE SOME OF IT ON RIGHT NOW. AVAILABLE IN STORES NEAR YOU.))
[RUNS= 04]


In less than two years, White's seen the demand for Hokie parapheranalia skyrocket.
Just ten years ago, Tech licensing brought in less than 30-thousand dollars a year. This year, it's expected to rake in three-quarters of a million dollars.
All of it goes to student scholarships.
White admits having a Top 10 football team doesn't hurt.
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[SOT 3:57:27 - :30]

((LOCKE WHITE: WE'RE BIG FANS OF THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT OVER HERE.))
[RUNS= 03]


Football's not the only money maker.
Locke got Tech's name on a Hokie racecar driven by Elliot Sadler last year.
That netted Tech more than 100-thousand dollars.
His latest marketing conquest is former Hokie quarterback Michael Vick.
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[SOT 4:04:05 - :21]

((HOPEFULLY SOON AS SOON AS MICHAEL VICK, THAT WE'LL JOIN FORCES AND HAVE A CO-LICENSED LINE OF MICHAEL VICK AND VT PRODUCTS THAT WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT.))
[RUNS= 16]


Though White's never fully dressed without his Hokie attire, beneath it he hides a dark secret.
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[SOT 4:05:34 - :46]

((I WENT TO DAVIDSON COLLEGE, BUT MY ALLEGIANCE IS TO VIRGINIA TECH, SO I GUESS I'M A BORN AGAIN HOKIE. ))
[RUNS= 12]


A born again Hokie that's helping Virginia Tech cash in on its reputation in a big way.

Marya Jones, News-7, Blacksburg.))[Ebert-Picks]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net Siskel and Ebert]
[graphic=none]

[ANCHOR TAG!!]
If the Super Bowl hype has just gotten to much for you, you might want to consider catching a movie today. As film critic Roger Ebert tell us, Guy Ritchie's new movie, "Snatch," is a lot of gibberish. But that's okay...it's supposed to be.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Roger Ebert/Movie Critic;:00]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=I'm Roger Ebert]
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


You can see Roger Ebert's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station.



[Sports-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports extra #2]
[GRAPHIC=Track and Field]


In sports, one of the fastest high school distance runners in the country, if NOT the fastest, came close to setting a national record in the 1000 meter race at the Virginia Tech High School Inviatitional.
Alan Webb was just three 10ths of a second shy of the high school record at the Rector Field House Track.
But setting records is nothing new for this talented young runner.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alan Webb/Sub-Four Minute Mile; :24]
[SUPER=01-Scott/Raczko/South Lakes Track Coach; :56]
[SUPER=01-Steve Taylor/Meet Organizer; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=heart for it]

(( The high school senior from South Lakes in Reston, ran a 3:59.86 mile last week at the New Balemnce Games in New York.
It's the first time a high school runner has completed a sub four minute mile indoors and the first time Marty Liquori did it outdoors in 1967.
The accomplishment earned him a spot in the most recent Sports Illustrated.
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[SOT 9:53]
[IN Q=when I]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=great race]


He started his freshman year as a swimmer and cross country runner. By his sophomore year his focus was totally on running and he says it's been a joy ride ever since.
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[SOT8:38]
[IN Q=at the end]

(())
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[OUT Q=success with it]
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[SOT 11:26]
[IN Q=it's a ]

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[SOT 14:01]
[IN Q=he's got]

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[OUT Q=heart for it]

))
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[anchor=Denise=]
[ss=hold]


Next year Alan takes his talent to the University of Michigan. He would like to go to the Olympics one day. But he says his focus right now is this year. Alan wants to shave nearly five seconds off his mile time and run a 3:55.