[11XGR]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]

Governor Jim Gilmore has declared a constitutional crisis after state lawmakers head home without an final budget.
Last night the Governor signed an executive order freezing state construction projects and ordering state agency cuts of up to 15 percent.
Richmond bureau chief Ellen Qualls has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The motion is agreed to.]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00 ]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :12 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; :23]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jack Reid/(R) Henrico Co.; :34 ]
[SUPER=@Cranwell; :44]
[SUPER=@Woodrum; :55]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]



(( [nat SOT SENATE 19:30:48]

((THE MOTION IS AGREED TO. THE SENATE STANDS ADJOURNED SINE DIE. gavel.))
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The lieutenant governor dropped the gavel to end the 2001 session... and Governor Jim Gilmore dropped the budget ax.
[sot 19:46:08]

((GILMORE: I HAVE DIRECTED THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND BUDGET TO WITHHOLD UP TO 15 PERCENT OF THE MONEY BUDGETED TO ANY STATE AGENCY OR INSTITUTION.))
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[sot standup ]


It is a budget crisis of Republican making.
Governor Gilmore is the President's hand-picked chairman of his national party, but has overseen a revolt against the speed of his no car tax plan from within his own party in Virginia's Senate.
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[sot house 02:09:09]

((DEL. JACK REID/R-HENRICO CO.: FACT OF THE MATTER IS A LOT OF LOCALITIES HAVE ALREADY SENT OUT THERE TAX BILLS AT A 70 PERCENT DECREASE.))
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[sot house 02:04:47 ]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: IT SEEMS TO ME, IF THE SENATE'S AT 50 AND WE'RE AT 70, I BELIEVE SOME THIRD GRADERS COULD FIGURE OUT A POINT BETWEEN THAT WHERE YOU COULD PROBABLY SETTLE ON THIS!))
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[sot interviews 14:56:01 ]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: THIS GOVERNOR'S SET UP A STONE WALL, HASN'T BUDGED AN INCH, AND HAS NOT DONE ANYTHING TO TRY TO ACHIEVE A CONSENSUS.))
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[sot GILMORE 19:46;18]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: MY CABINET WILL MEET ON MONDAY TO BEGIN PLANNING FOR SPENDING REDUCTIONS.))
[runs= 04 ]


The Governor says 420 million dollars in cuts will NOT target K through 12 education or human resources agencies.
What about state workers?
[sot GILMORE 19:54:37]

((GILMORE: OUR GOAL IS GOING TO BE TO SECURE THIS PLAN WITHOUT RESORTING TO LAYOFFS IF THAT IS AT ALL POSSIBLE.))
[runs= 09 ]


Again and again, the Governor called the Senators "irresponsible."
Democrats publicly urged the Republicans in the Senate to stay firm in their belief that the promise made to the people in 1997 was that the car tax would slow down if state revenues declined, and would NOT occur at the expense of essential state services.
The governor has NOT set a date for the special budget session in March, where he hopes to work out all of this out without the budget cuts his staff will start identifying on Monday.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[11Other-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Va Capitol - Wrapping Up]


Some are calling it a "do nothing" session.
Aside from budget paralysis, the 2001 session will be remembered for only a few bills.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE ONE HERE]
Bills which passed include -- a package of teen driving restrictions, raising the driving age by three months, and learner's permit age by six months.
-- a 24 hour wait for women having abortions to review state-supplied information on the procedure also passed. [TAKE PINNACLE PAGE TWO HERE]
Smaller changes were made to the death penalty in Virginia, letting some human biological evidence that could prove innocence be submitted later than 21 days after the original trial.
A bill mandating the Pledge of Allegiance in schools was watered down to let any student object for any reason.
(+++++++++)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The Assembly killed a host of other high profile measures, including:
--one that would allow police to stop motorists just for NOT wearing seatbelts.
-- a bill making it easier to get the morning after pill.
-- a sweeping deregulation of how health care facilities are approved by the state.
-- and the Governor's plan to close down several mental hospitals, including Danville's Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute.




[11CA-Fatal]


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

California police are calling one of the worst traffic accidents they have ever seen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]

Four people died after they were hit by a car speeding through a college neighborhood in Santa Barbara. Investigators say the 18- year old college student was traveling more than twice the speed limit when he lost control and hit nine parked cars.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Of the five]

((OF THE FIVE PEDESTRIANS, FOUR OF THEM WERE PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. ONE WAS TRANSPORTED TO SANTA BARBARA COTTAGE HOSPITAL WITH MAJOR INJURIES.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=hospital with major injuries.]
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[VO-NAT]

18- year old David Attias walked away from the crash but now faces charges of vehicular homicide. Authorities say other charges... including felony driving under the influence could be added later.
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[11Country-Store]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-50]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Local homeowners lost a year-long battle to keep a strip of land in Botetourt County undeveloped.
Now a new country store there is apparently putting minds at ease.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Brugh's (brew's) Mill Country store now sits off of exit 156 next to Interstate 81.
Owners say some residents were concerned it would draw too much outside traffic into the area.
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[SOT]

[01:58:22]
[IN Q=We're real happy]

((DAVID RADER/BRUGH'S MILL COUNTRY STORE: WE'RE REAL HAPPY WITH TURNOUT, BUSINESS HAS BEEN GOOD. WE GET A LOT OF LOCAL BUSINESS, WE THOUGHT WE'D GET A LOT OF INTERSTATE BUSINESS, BUT TWO THIRDS OF IT HAS BEEN LOCAL BUSINESS.)) [butt butt butt butt butt] [02:01:56] ((PENNY RADER/BRUGH'S MILL COUNTRY STORE: I THINK PEOPLE GET OFF THE INTERSTATE AND GET RIGHT BACK ON, SO IT HASN'T BEEN A TRAFFIC PROBLEM.))
[RUNS=17]
[SUPER=01-David Rader/Brugh's Mill Country Store;:00]
[SUPER=01-Penny Rader/Brugh's Mill Country Store;:13]
[OUT-Q=HASN'T BEEN A TRAFFIC PROBLEM.]
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[vo-nat]
The store has been up and running for the last three weeks.
The owner's family roots in the area go back more than 200 years.
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[Reel-Open]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=Sun AM]
[tape=Newsreel]
[graphic=VA Newsreel]

The news that Dale Earnhardt's lap belt broke will keep people talking for years to come about the crash that killed the Intimidator. NASCAR fans know going in - it's a risky sport. But nearly eight years ago - they were mourning the death of a rising star who survived some risky moments on the track - but died - in a helicopter crash. Keith Humphry looks back in this week's Newsreel.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
[Allison-Reel]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=Sun AM]
[writer=chr]
[tape=Newsreel]
[graphic=wipe wipe wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN-Q=I think in about]
[SUPER=21-Davey Allison/February 16, 1992; :00]
[super=21-Daytona, FL/February 16, 1992; 25]
[SUPER=21-Talladega, AL/July 12, 1993;41]
[super=21-/July 13, 1993; 47 OVER DOCTOR SOUNDBITE!!! -- NOT VIDEO]
[super=21-Mt. Pocono, PA/ESPN; 1:11]
[super=21-/July 19, 1992; 1:16]
[SUPER=21-Rick Mast/July 1993; 1:24 -- QUICK]
[super=21-/File Tape; 1:30]
[SUPER=21-Len Wood/July 1993; 1:42]
[SUPER=21-Mt. Pocono, PA/July 18, 1993; 2:00]
[super=21-Blountville, TN/April 1, 1993; 2:14]
[SUPER=21-Dale Earnhardt/July 18, 1993; 2:20]
[runs=2:45]
[out-q=I'm KH.]
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(([SOT 27:58]
[IN Q=I THINK]

((I THINK IN ABOUT 30 MINS I'LL COLLAPSE FROM DISBELIEF BUT I'VE GOT 2 NICE KIDS 2 GREAT KIDS - A GREAT WIFE OVER HERE AND IT'S JUST BEEN A GREAT DAY FOR US - 28:07))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=DAY FOR US.]

[hold over cute shot of Davey with his kids]
He was heir to racing royalty. Davey Allison - the son of Bobby - was 31 years old when [bring in race shot at 27:53] he won the Daytona 500.
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[SOT 27:54]
[IN Q=WITH A WIN]

((WITH A WIN LIKE THIS IT SURE PUTS THE ADRENALINE IN YOUR BLOOD VEINS YA KNOW. ))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=IN YOUR BLOOD YA KNOW.]


[crash pic TC 26:57 ] After Bill Elliott, Sterling Marlin and Ernie Irvan got hooked up in a mess on lap 92 - the
[27:30 - # 28 leading]

younger Allison emerged the leader... holding off Morgan Shepherd. But less than six months after the huge victory - the Allison family suffered a tremendous loss. Davey's brother [Clifford Allison TC 9:08] Clifford was killed while practicing on a Michigan track. [helicopter crash scene TC 6:57] And 11 months later - to the day -
(///// SOT /////)

[hold over crash scene pic over first few seconds of bite]
[SOT]
[IN Q=HE WAS PRONOUNCED]

((7:37 -- HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT 7AM BY DR. EVAN ZIEGER - A NEUROSURGEON. CAUSE OF DEATH WAS MASSIVE HEAD INJURY - 7:48 ))

[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=WAS MASSIVE HEAD INJURY.]

[quick, LESS GRAPHIC shot of him on stretcher - 7:31 - don't show the underwear shot or closeup of his face] Davey Allison died shortly after the helicopter he was piloting [more crash scene pics 7:25 ] crashed near the Talladega Superspeedway - where he had won his first major Winston Cup race. Allison died the week of the Pocono 500 - [9:11 - Allison crash in its entirety] a year after surviving a breath-taking crash on the Pocono track. A back-stretch barrel roll left him with a broken collarbone - a broken fore-arm - and a shattered wrist. But he made it through... Fellow drivers
[9:35 Allison's #28 stopped in the grass]

like Rick Mast weren't looking forward to remembering the brush with death which Allison survived - only to be killed nearly a year later.
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[SOT 9:20]
[IN Q=I'M SURE THAT'S]

((9:20 -- I'M SURE THAT'S GOING TO BE THE FIRST THING WE LOOK AT WHEN WE GET ON THAT TRACK WAS THE SPOT WHERE DAVEY WAS SITTING -- 9:27))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=WHERE DAVEY WAS SITTING.]


[Davey generic racing pics TC 8:10 and getting in car at TC 8:05] NASCAR notables like the Woods Brothers racing team in Stuart compared Allison's driving style not only to his dad's - but also to another driver known for being aggressive - and persistent.
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[SOT 5:13]
[IN Q=HE WAS A VERY]

((5:13 -Len Woods - HE WAS A VERY COMPETETIVE PERSON HE DIDN'T LET UP HE FOLLOWED IN A DALE EARNHARDT MODE --5:18 ))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=BACK AT YOU.]



BUTT TO BUTT TO BUTT TO
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[SOT 12:55 -- NAT SOUND UP!!!]
[IN Q=POCONO, PENNSYLVANIA AFTER]

((12:55 - Earnhardt pics with announcer nat sound -- POCONO, PA AFTER THEY HAVE LOST ONE OF THEIR OWN - ONE THAT THEY LOVED AND ADMIRED AND CARED ABOUT -- 13:00))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=AND ADMIRED AND CARED ABOUT. -- FADE SOUND DOWN!!!]

[Earnhardt at Pocono - 13:46] It was Dale Earnhardt who led the pack at Pocono that week. Victory was sweet - [13:55 - Earnhardt at victory newsconference] but he had other things on his mind - after the loss of Davey Allison AND Winston Cup champ Alan Kulwicki, who died in April that year - in a fiery plane crash near Bristol.
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[ROB - WHEN EARNHARDT MENTIONS PRAYER YOU CAN SHOW THE PRAYER SHOT AT 13:02]
[SOT 13:12 ]
[IN Q=The rebound back]

((DALE: 13:12 - THE REBOUND BACK FROM LAST WK IS A BIG PART OF IT BUT W/ DAVEY IN EVERYBODY'S HEART AND EVERYBODY'S MIND AND RUSTY HE HAD A FLAG IN HIS CAR AS SOON AS THE RACE WAS OVER HE POPS IT OUT I'M JUST SORRY WE DIDN'T THINK OF THAT - 13:23 - BUT WE CAME DOWN TO THE START - FINISH LINE FOR DAVID SMITH WITH THE CREW SAID A PRAYER FOR HIM FOR THE ALLISON FAMILY AND WE RAN A LAP IN TRIBUTE OF DAVEY AND ALAN - 13:34))
[RUNS= 22]
[OUT Q=DAVEY AND ALAN.]

[continue shot of Dale with his daughter] That's this week's Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))













[Sports-plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-88 tc 1:12:07]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


In the NBA, the Hornets edged Philadelphia 86-to-85 on David Wesley's three-pointer with five-point-nine seconds left.
Allen Iverson scored 47 for Philly, the 14th time this season he has scored at least 40.
The loss ends the 76ers' six-game winning streak.
Roanoke Native George Lynch scored nine points, grabbed eight rebounds and four assists for Philadelphia.
A basketball team from Lynch's hometown was in Charlotte, to cheer on the Star City native.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Lynch has paid for the 14 year old AAU Roanoke Hawks to attend last night's Hornets-76ers game.
He has inspired these kids on and off the court.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=George]
[SUPER=01-Desmond Bonds/Roanoke Hawks; :02]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaither/Roanoke AAU Hawks Coach; :14]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=on that level]
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[Health-Check]


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


Memorial Hospital in Martinsville and Trigon work out their differences --and come to new agreement.
And Subway's main man --comes to Roanoke. Those are two of the stories in this week's health check review.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=After months of negotiations]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=07-Jared Fogle; :43]
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Hines/Vistar Retinal Consultants; 1:09]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=I'm Joy Sutton]

((After months of negotiations, Martinsville Memorial Hospital and Trigon have agreed on a new contract.
That means the hospital will remain a part of the Trigon Network. That's good news for hundreds of Martinsville and Henry County residents who would've had to travel farther or pay more for health care if an agreement hadn't been reached.
The contract is effective immediately and will run through 2003. [500-18, 1:55:15]
In other health news, He's known as the Subway guy. He's Jared Fogle - the man who lost 245 pounds on a Subway diet. While he is getting paid to be in commercials and to tour the country, Fogle says the weight loss is what really paid off. And so far, he says he's been able to keep the weight off.
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[SOT5:03:44]
[IN Q=The fat cells are there]

((JARED FOGLE: THE FAT CELLS ARE THERE IF I LET THE WEIGHT CREEP BACK ON ME THE DOMINO EFFECT COULD HIT REAL SOON. BUT IT REALLY HASN'T BEEN TOUGH I REALLY PUSH THE PLATE OF FOOD AWAY WITHOUT FINISHING IT THESE DAYS)) [RUNS 11]
[OUT Q=these days]

Subway says sales increased 300 million dollars last year --as a result of its new menu --and Sub-eaters like Fogle. [tape 500-4 2:04:32]
Also making medical headlines, it's a major cause of vision loss for people over 50.
It's called macular degeneration.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT29:10]
[IN Q=Macular degeneration is not just one]

((DR. JOHN HINES: MACULAR DEGENERATION IS NOT JUST ONE DISEASE IT'S A COLLECTION OF A LARGE NUMBER OF DISEASE THAT HAVE A COMMON END POINT AND THAT COMMON END POINT WOULD BE SCARING IN THE CENTER OF THE VISION IN THE BACK OF THE EYE. THERE ARE LOT'S OF WAYS TO GET THERE. THAT'S WHY THERE IS NO CURE FOR IT)) [RUNS 17]
[OUT Q=cure for it]


Some of the symptoms of macular degeneration include distorted or blurred vision. Straight lines will not look straight. You might also see a dark gray spot.
To test for macular degeneration --an Amsler grid can be used.
Patients focus on the dot. One eye should be done at a time. If the lines look bent you have a vision problem in that eye.
Doctor Hines says early detection is critical in the treatment of this disease.
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[SOT20:32]
[IN Q=Vision that's lost typically can't be]

((DR. HINES:VISION THAT'S LOST TYPICALLY CAN'T BE RECOVERED. SO IN ORDER TO HAVE THE BEST OUTCOME WE LIKE TO FIND THE PATIENTS EARLY IN THE COURSE OF THE DISEASE BEFORE THEY'VE LOST SIGNIFICANT VISION)) [RUNs 10]
[OUT Q=vision]

That's this weeks health review. I'm Joy Sutton.))



[11Gas-explosion]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


A man caught in an explosion at a local gas station yesterday walked away virtually unharmed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The maintenance manager at this Exxon on the corner of Hershberger and Plantation Roads was emptying fuel from an engine when his air pump backfired.
The sparks caused the fuel in the engine to catch fire and explode.
Fire fighters responded to the call just after 9 this morning.
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[SOT]

[01:55:58]
[IN Q=He just come running]

((BRENDA NICHOLS/EXXON EMPLOYEE: HE JUST COME RUNNING IN AND SAID, DO WE HAVE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER? I SAYS RIGHT THERE, RIGHT THERE! AT ABOUT THAT TIME, WE WERE FIXING TO LEAVE. I SAID, I DON'T WANT TO GET HURT, I DON'T WANT TO GET HURT, IT'S JUST TOO MUCH.))
[SUPER=01-Brenda Nichols/Exxon Employee]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=just too much.]
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[VO-NAT]


The fire melted most of the car and near-by gas pump.
The maintenance manager walked away with singed hair and eyebrows.
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[ADS]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC-21:05]
[GRAPHIC=fire]


A fire damaged part of a Buena Vista company last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]

Buena Vista fire crews needed just 45 minutes to put out the blaze at \Advanced Drainage Systems. The fire was confined mostly to mounds of plastic drainage tubing stored underground. Noone was hurt in the fire, and the cause is still under investigation.
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[Henry-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]


The Henry County police department is looking for four North Carolina men in connection with an armed robbery. Police say Jose Velazquez, Moises (bust-EE-yo) Bustillo, Carlos Bonilla, and Carlos Velazquez, all of Charlotte robbed La (hal-PEE-tah) Jalpita, a hispanic convenience store in Bassett February 16th. All of the men face felony robbery, abduction, and firearms charges.

[11Earnhardt-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-03 48:17]
[Graphic=Earnhardt Investigation]

The widow of Dale Earnhardt has won a court order after filing a lawsuit against Volusio County.
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[vo-nat] This week-- the county medical examiner's office released photos of the inside of Earnhardt's car taken a day after the crash. On Thursday-- Teresa Earnhardt filed suit against the county to prevent further photos from being released. This week-- a North Carolina circuit judge issued a temporary injunction preventing anyone from obtaining autopsy photos of Earnhardt's body.
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[sot 19:07:32]
[in q= I don't think]

((KIM FINGAR/EARNHARDT FAN: I DON'T THINK THAT'S ANYTHING I WOULD WANT TO LOOK AT I WANT TO REMEMBER DALE AS YOU KNOW, AS HIS WIFE SAID, A HAPPY GUY.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Fingar/Earnhardt Fan; ]
[runs=08]
[out q= a happy guy.]
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[vo-nat] The order issued by the judge does NOT affect photos which have already been released to the media....showing the inside of the car.
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[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=VA Profile]


The death of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt last week came as a shock to millions of racing fans, and especially to those who cheered for the famous black Number Three car every Sunday.
In this week's "Virginia Profile", Steve Smallshaw introduces us to a Campbell County family that says their weekends will never be the same without Earnhardt... but they have a lot to remember him by.

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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE][VA-Profile]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=To say that]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lee Byrd/Earnhardt Fan; :34]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Byrd/NASCAR Fan; :46]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Byrd/Earnhardt Fan; 1:57]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 2:11]
[RUNS=2:13]
[OUT Q=News7, Campbell County.]


(( To say that Lee and Kathy Byrd are NASCAR fans is like saying Dale Earnhardt used to drive fast.. both barely scratch the surface of the truth.
[natsot 12:22:18 #1]

((ME AND BRANDON AND KATHY WERE SITTING RIGHT UP IN HERE..))
[RUNS= 03]


Over the years, the Byrds' Campbell County home has been transformed into a virtual Mecca for racing enthusiasts.

Life-sized cutouts, hats, jackets, photos and toy cars fill the rooms.. dozens of them personally autographed by Earnhardt.
Number 3 was always number 1 in the Byrds' hearts.. hearts that were broken by last week's deadly crash.
[SOT 12:33:02 #1]

((LEE BYRD/EARNHARDT FAN: IT WAS JUST DEVASTATING, IT FELT LIKE THE WORLD HAD COME TO AN END, BECAUSE I HAD BEEN AN EARNHARDT FAN FOR QUITE A WHILE AND ACCUMULATED A LOT OF MEMORABILIA ON HIM AND IT HIT ME PRETTY HARD.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=pretty hard.]
[SOT 1:02:53 #2]

((BRANDON BYRD/NASCAR FAN: I CRIED SEVERAL BUCKETS OF TEARS BECAUSE, I FELT FOR MY DAD AND MY MOM A WHOLE LOT BECAUSE HE WAS THEIR HERO.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=their hero.]


The Byrds have not been alone in their grief.. over the past week, their home has been a magnet drawing fans who want to look over the memorabilia and share memories about the Intimidator.
If he sold all or even part of his collection, Byrd would be a rich man.. he says he already is.
[SOT 00:55:53//00:55:37 #2]

((BYRD: THE MONEY IS NOT THE PART OF IT, THE VALUE PART IS HOW YOU GOT IT, WHERE YOU GOT IT AND THE STORIES BEHIND IT AND THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF IT. THAT'S REALLY WHAT COLLECTABLES ARE ALL ABOUT, NOT TO JUST THROW BACK IN THE CLOSET SOMEWHERE, IT'S TO PUT OUT AND SHARE AND ADMIRE AND ENJOY AND HAVE STORIES AND MEMORIES THAT GO WITH IT ALL.))
[RUNS= 21]
[OUT Q=with it all.]


And the memories will live on.
[natsot 12:28:52]

((SEE NOW ALL I'LL DO IS JUST ADD THE CHECKERED FLAG AND THE DECALS TO IT AND IT'LL BE READY TO GO.))
[RUNS= 06]


Kathy and her husband started "Winning Colors" a few years ago after a neighbor spotted their Dale Earnhardt mailbox and wanted one just like it.
They can customize a box with any driver's color scheme and logos.. Earnhardt's black, red and white Number Three figure to be in high demand for a while.
[SOT 00:51:54 #2]

((KATHY BYRD/EARNHARDT FAN: I DIDN'T THINK I COULD EVER DO ANOTHER ONE AT FIRST, BUT I KNOW THAT HE WOULD TELL ME TO DO IT TO MAKE 'EM HAPPY. SO WE DID SOME MORE YESTERDAY AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO DO IT AS LONG AS THE DEMAND IS THERE AND I'M SURE IT WILL BE FROM HERE ON OUT.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=here on out.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County.))

[11Habitat-House]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-51 1:46:10]
[GRAPHIC=Habitat for Humanity]

One group of local women paid for a house with hard work and a lot of sweat, all in order to lend a helping hand.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Habitat for Humanity's newest home on Gilmer Avenue in Roanoke was built exclusively by women. The project took about 14 weeks to complete. Organizers say it was a "win-win" situation for everyone involved... especially the 25 women who rolled up their sleeves and went to work.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 06:31:31]
[IN Q=They learned ]

((KAREN MASON/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THEY LEARNED SELF CONFIDENCE AND THEY LEARNED TO WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM IN FACT A LOT OF THE WOMEN I'VE TALKED WITH ON THE SITE HAVE TAKEN THE SKILLS THEY'VE LEARNED AT THE HABITAT WORK SITE AND GONE HOME AND ARE DOING PROJECTS NOW IN THEIR OWN HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Mason/Executive Director; ]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=in their own home.]
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[VO-NAT]

The home was turned over to Juanita Williams and her four children who are free to move in at any time.
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High schools from across Southwest Virginia sent cheerleaders to Roanoke yesterday, for a sport some say is alot more than fun and games...
News 7's Jennifer Miele reports.
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(( [tc:02:58:06] ((BYRD, TERRIES, THIS MEANS, WAR!))
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The Cheerleading competition at Northside High School was nothing short of a war between rivals Lord Botetourt and William Byrd.
And this war costs a tank-full of time and money. [NAT SOUND] [TC:23:48:17] ((JENNIFER DOOLEY/SALEM COACH: THESE GIRLS, FOR THAT THREE MINUTES HAVE PRACTICED FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS.))
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Like a well-oiled machine, the girls prepare for battle with one thing in mind. [TC:03:05:43] ((STYLE, PRECISION, ALL THAT IT TAKES, THE INDIANS, FROM BLACKSBURG, WE'LL DOMINATE.))
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[03:13:56] ((BELINDA WEST/WILLIAM BYRD ASSISTANT COACH: THEY'VE BEEN PRACTICING SIX DAYS A WEEK, PLUS GYMNASTICS IN THE EVENING. IS IT LIKE A JOB? YES, DEFINITELY.))
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Uniforms cost between two and three thousand dollars.
And choreography and music for these three minute routines will run most squads just shy of 15-hundred bucks. [tc:23:49:26] ((JENNIFER DOOLEY/SALEM COACH: THEY WORK ALL SUMMER SELLING ADS FOR THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM. FOOTBALL IN SALEM, IT'S EASY TO SELL ADS BECAUSE THE FANS ARE SO EXCITED.))
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[tc:03:11:01] ((BELINDA WEST: WE HAVE A WONDERFUL BOOSTER CLUB, AND THEY WORK BINGO, DO 50-50'S, SELL PROMO ITEMS, AND USUALLY ON AN AVERAGE, WE SPEND ABOUT 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR ON OUR CHEERLEADERS.))
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This war doesn't end without injuries. [tc:23:51:30] ((JEANIE MCDANIEL/BLACKSBURG COACH: BLACKSBURG COACH: A HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND BRUISES, 12 ANKLE BRACES, A SPRAINED SHOULDER, A BAD BACK, WE HAVE A BACK BRACE.))
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Lord Botetourt won this battle, William Byrd took second, and Blacksburg third.
Each squad will travel to Richmond to fight their next battle.... estimated cost... two weeks of daily two-hour practices, and another two grand.
So is it worth it?
All signs point to yes.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))







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In sports, the wait will be over tonight for the Roanoke College Maroons.
That's when the field for Division Three N-C-Double-A Tournament will be announced.
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Hampden-Sydney won an automatic birth to the tounament by beating Roanoke College last Monday 90 to 83 for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Title.
Tigers' Coach Tony Shaver knows how the Maroons are feeling today.
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Roy Stanley will tell if Roanoke College is in tonight on News 7 at 11.