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[WRITER=chr]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Shannon1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning .... Explosions on an oil rig off the coast of Brazil leaves workers in dire strai
ts --- now they're fighting to keep the rig from sinking into the sea.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

and an Amtrak passenger train derails in Iowa .. dozens are injured. We'll have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Amtrak-Derail]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Sunday a.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Amtrak Derailment]

At least one person is dead after an Amtrak train derailed in southwestern, Iowa. But authorities say there may be other fatalities. 90-people are injured. The train was headed to Emeryville, California from Chicago when it jumped the tracks about 70-miles southwest of Des Moines early this morning. A passenger says one train car is overturned and another is dangling on an embankment. One passenger says the train car he was riding in also left the tracks and that railroad ties were strewn ``like matchsticks.'' In all, authorites say two locomotives and 15-cars left the tracks.

[11OPEC]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC 1:47:34]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices]

Some experts say gasoline prices could jump in response to OPEC's decision to cut output by four percent, or one MILLION barrels of oil a day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]

Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham says the cut shows the need to boost domestic production. But analysts disagree about the effect the decision will have on consumer prices. One analysts said the cut could lead to a 30- cent per gallon rise at the gas pump. But other analysts don't think prices will spike the way they did last year.
[SUPER=03-Vienna, Austria;]

The oil cartel agreed yesterday to produce less oil to shore up crude prices at a time of weakening demand. The cut will take effect April first.
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[Oil-Rig]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Sunday a.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Divers, engineers and consultants are desperately trying to stop an oil rig from sinking into the sea off the coast of Brazil.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Macae, Brazil;]

The 40-story platform is listing at a 30-degree angle after explosions last Thursday damaged a support pillar. The blasts and fire killed at least 2-workers. Eight others are missing and presumed dead. The rig contains 400-thousand gallons of crude oil and diesel fuel, none of which is said to have spilled. Floating barriers are in place around the rig just in case.
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[11Environmental-Contractors]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some area companies say financially, it doesn't pay to clean up the environment. The Virginia Petroleum Storage Tank Fund has seen a 20-MILLION-dollar shortage ... so the state is falling FAR behind in reimbursing environmental contractors who clean up leaking petroleum. Andrew Alden says the state owes a MILLION dollars to his company - Environmental Engineering of Blacksburg. The state hopes to repair the funding shortage... possibly by increasing the deductible on claims to 10-THOUSAND dollars. But some contractors fear that would discourage people from cleaning up leaky tanks.


[11Earley-Hager]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Earley]

Attorney General Mark Earley's gubernatorial hopes have gotten a boost from Mongomery County republicans. This week Earley won two-thirds of the votes from 188 -Montgomery County residents elected as delegates to the Republican State Convention.
[ss=John Hager]

Despite Earley's gain in Montgomery County... Lieutenant Governor and opponent John Hager is narrowing Earley's statewide lead in delegates' votes for the G-O-P race.
[ss=Mark Warner]

Democrat Mark Warner is unopposed for the nomination and is wrapping up an eleven-day campaign kickoff tour.





[11St-Patrick's-Day]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-17 2:10]
[GRAPHIC=St. Patrick's Day]

St. Patrick's Day found bagpipes screaming, dancers preening and everything tinged with green as revellers crowded into downtown Roanoke. From food to drink to entertaiment, the Celtic Festival offered something for everyone. We sent Kate Weidaw to find out what the holiday means to the folks in Roanoke.
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((SAINT PATRICK'S DAY, HEY IT'S A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY COMES OUT AND HAS A GREAT TIME.))
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((IT MEANS I'M GETTING MARRIED AT 3 O'CLOCK.))
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((PEOPLE COME OUT AND GET INTO THEIR HERITAGE OR GET INTO THEIR CUPS.))
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[NAT SOUND OF BEER BEING POURED INTO A CUP]
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[SOT 1:17:51]
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((WHICHEVER THEY WANT TO DO AND HAVE A GREAT TIME.))
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((THE MUSIC, THE MUSIC, THE BAGPIPES.))
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[NAT SOUND OF BAG PIPES FROM PARADE]
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((KATE: WHAT DOES ST. PATRICK'S DAY MEAN TO YOU? WEARING GREEN.))
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[SHOT OF GUY WITH GREEN HAIR]
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((LEPRECHAUNS!!!))
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((I'M JUST THE BIGGEST LEPRECHAUN IN THE ENTIRE STATE.))
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((WE'RE HAVING A GREAT TIME OUT HERE.))
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[COVER FINAL BITE WITH VIDS AND END WITH MUSIC]))



[B'Ball-Reel]
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[writer=chr]
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[IN-Q=He catapulted...]
[SUPER=21-/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=21-Charlottesville/1983; :19]
[SUPER=21-Ralph Sampson/1983; :42]
[super=21-Landover, MD/March 1976; 1:11]
[SUPER=21-New York, NY/1973; 1:46]
[SUPER=21-/1980; 2:46]
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[OUT-Q=That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Mike Stevens.]

(( [Ralph Sampson on CBS Sportscast TV - from HENSON HEAVE tape TC 52:38] He catapulted the Cavaliers into the National Spotlight. [Sampson playing for UVA from HENSON HEAVE tape TC 52:38] Ralph Sampson - at 7-foot-four - had amazing agility and speed. In 1981, 82 and 83 he was named college basketball's player of the year... And Sampson was in it for the long haul... He was with UVA [Sampson on graduation day from TAPE S-178 TC 53:34] until graduation day - which was just fine with his family.
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[SOT from TAPE S-178 TC 53:32]
[IN Q=THIS IS PROBABLY]

((RALPH MOM - 53:32 - THIS IS PROBABLY THE BEST DAY OF ALL. I DON'T COMPARE THE EDU TO THE SPORTS AT ALL - 53:29))
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[OUT Q=TO THE SPORTS AT ALL.]

[Sampson at podium with Houston Rocket guy and jersey on draft day - from HENSON HEAVE TAPE TC 57:00-ish] Sampson was the first round NBA draft pick - [Sampson towering over everyone - walking away with diploma -- from HENSON HEAVE tape TC 54:03] he walked into a lucrative professional career - with diploma in hand - but with a lot to learn about how it was done in the pros.
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[SOT from HENSON HEAVE tape TC 59:25]
[IN Q=I DON'T KNOW THE TRICKS]

((59:25 --RALPH - I DON'T KNOW THE TRICKS - I DON'T KNOW HOW TO MINIIMIZE THE SPACE ON THE COURT LIKE ELVIN AND THE HORN AND RUIN DO - I HAVE TO LEARN IT - 59:37 ))
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[OUT Q=I HAVE TO LEARN IT.]

[from HENSON HEAVE TAPE - Sampson with Houston at exhibition game at UVA TC 58:30] The Houston Rockets, with Sampson on board, played an exhibition game at UVA - the turnout was huge - mostly for one reason.
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[SOT from HENSON HEAVE TAPE TC 58:39]
[IN Q=WHY ARE YOU HERE TONIGHT?]

((58:39 -- WHY ARE YOU HERE TONIGHT?TO SEE RALPH SAMPSON PLAY -- TO SEE RALPH - RALPH SAMPSON - THAT'S THE REASON I CAME TO WATCH HIM PLAY -- ))
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[OUT Q=I CAME TO WATCH HIM PLAY]

[UVA-vs-UNC game from "1976 VIDEO" tape - TC 23:00] Four years before Sampson became a Wahoo - UVA had a shining moment many didn't expect. The Cavs knew -- despite a four-and-eight regular season record in the A-C-C -- that they had a fighting chance come tournament time. After downing N-C State and Maryland - the Wahoos took on North Carolina in the final.
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[IN Q=NATS END OF GAME]

((NATS END OF GAME - CHEERING))
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[OUT Q=NATS END OF GAME - CHEERING]

[HOLD OVER COURT CELEBRATION PICS THEN TROPHY SHOT AT 2:28 from "1976 VIDEO" TAPE ] The 1976 team - with the likes of Wally Walker, Bobby Stokes and point-guard Billy Langloh - remains the only team to clench the A-C-C title for the Cavs. [Tech vs. Notre Dame NIT championship game footage on HENSON HEAVE tape around TC 9:44:08] For Virginia Tech - the glory on the hardwood came three years earlier... in the National Invitation Tournament championship. [Notre Dame player Dwight Clay from HENSON HEAVE tape at TC 9:43:34] Some Notre Dame players had talked tough [Hokie bird and "Gobblers" from HENSON HEAVE TAPE TC 9:51:15] before taking on the "Gobblers" - as the Hokies were called in 1973. [more Tech vs. Notre Dame game pics] The Fighting Irish found themselves in an overtime fight for their lives - as Tech's Bobby Stevens got his hands on the ball in the final seconds...
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[SOT from HENSON HEAVE TAPE TC 9:50:02]
[IN Q=ANNOUNCER: 8 SECONDS... SIX SECONDS]

(( 9:50:02 -- 8 SECS... 6 SECS... BOBBY STEVENS SHOOTS - NO GOOD. THE REBOUND TO STEVENS HE'LL THROW THE SHOT UP AT THE BUZZER... THERE IT IS!!! VA TECH WINS THE NIT AT THE FINAL BUZZER WITH A SHOT BY BOBBY STEVENS - UNBELIEVABLE! - 9:50:18 - IS THAT INCREDIBLE OR WHAT? - 9:50:24 - THAT'S THE MOST AMAZING THING VA TECH AND BOBBY STEVENS IS THE BIGGEST THING IN VA SINCE ROBERT E- LEE (slo mo replay not finished until the next line) -- 9:50:33 ))
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[OUT Q=BIGGEST THING IN VA. SINCE ROBERT E LEE.]

[hold over replay of Stevens' winning shot] Stevens' N-I-T-winning shot was called the "Shot heard round the world." [Tech vs. Florida State from HENSON HEAVE TAPE TC 3:44] But it was a shot by a Tech player in 1980 that would probably NEVER be forgotten by anyone who saw it:
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[BRING UP SOUND -- SOT 3:49 - 4:01]
[IN Q=DOESN'T GO OUT OF BOUNDS IT WAS GRABBED BY]

((THE BALL GOES OUT OF BOUNDS... NO IT DOESN'T -- 3:53 (HENSON GETS BALL AND BEGINS THE HEAVE) -- DOESN'T GO OUT OF BOUNDS IT WAS GRABBED BY - AAAAH!!! -- 3:57 - NATS CHEERING -- LES HENSON THAT BALL WENT IN THAT BALL WENT IN - I DON'T BELIEVE IT! - ))
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[OUT Q=I DON'T BELIEVE IT!]

[better slo-mo shot of the "Henson Heave" from HENSON HEAVE TAPE TC 9:53:26] Here's another look at the astounding "heave" that left-hander Les Henson made with his right hand in the final seconds of a game against Florida State. The [REPEAT PREVIOUS SLO-MO SHOT ONCE AGAIN SO THAT NEWSREEL ENDS WITH THE SHOT MAKING THE BASKET!!!] 89-foot-three-inch shot would forever be remembered as "The Henson Heave." That's Virginia Newsreel - I'm Mike Stevens.))

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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=weekend am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Check - 1:44:02]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]

In this week's Health Check, Roanoke County is putting life saving technology in government buildings.
Plus, removing wrinkles and stretch marks --can be a painless procedure.
And a local man has a corneal transplant to restore his vision.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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[IN Q=March is eye donor month]
[SUPER=@Joy1;00]
[SUPER=01-Jack Gillispie/Transplant Recipient;15]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Tedd Puckett/Corneal Surgeon;37]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Simon/Roanoke Co. Fire-EMS;1:17]
[SUPER=01-Robyn Goodpasture/Spa Virginia;1:37]
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[OUT Q=this weeks health check, I'm Joy Sutton]

(( [on-camera]
March is eye donor month. And one local man says he has a donor to thank - for giving him a new look at life. [tape 500-6, 2:03:31] For the first time in 57 years, Jack Gillispie --can see out of his left eye.
He was six years old when he punctured his eye with a pair of scissors.
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[IN Q=It makes a world of difference]

((JACK GILLISPIE: IT MAKES A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. YOU JUST DON'T KNOW HOW HAPPY IT MAKES SOMEBODY TO BE ABLE TO SEE)) [RUNS10]
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With a corneal transplant -- the transparent front part of the eye is replaced with a cornea from a donor.
Doctor Tedd Puckett says some patients who have a corneal transplant end up with 20-20 vision.
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[SOT1:13:45]
[IN Q=Any condition that scars]

((DR. PUCKETT: ANY CONDITION THAT SCARS THE SURFACE OF THE EYE CAN JUST ABOUT BE IMPROVED, THE MORE COMMON ARE COLD SORES OF THE EYE --POST INJURY TYPE OF SCARRING OR DEGENERATION OF THE WINDOW OF THE EYE)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=window of the eye]

[on-camera]
In other medical news, Roanoke County will soon become the first locality in the Roanoke Valley to put Automatic External Defibrillators inside government buildings. [tape 500-20, 1:55:00]
The County Board of Supervisor has approved funding for 20 A-E-D's... some of which will be mounted in places like the County Administration building.
Roanoke County Fire and E-M-S will also place the devices inside fire trucks and other emergency vehicles.
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[SOT5:40]
[IN Q=Once you put them]

((CAPT. STEPHEN SIMON: ONCE YOU PUT THEM IN BUILDINGS AND EVERYTHING THERE SORT OF MOUNTED ON THE WALL LIKE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND THEY ARE THERE JUST IN CASE SOMEONE GOES UNCONSCIOUS AND GOES INTO CARDIAC ARREST)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=and goes into cardiac]

[on-camera]
Also making health news, microdermabrasion.
[tape #500-9, 1:32:51]

It's a non-invasive procedure used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks.
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[SOT56:55]
[IN Q=Basically the combination of the ]

((ROBYN GOODPASTURE: BASICALLY THE COMBINATION OF THE VACUUM AND THE CRYSTAL ON THE SKIN IT'S ALMOST LIKE A LIGHT SANDING. NOT TO SCARE ANYBODY BUT THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING - MANUALLY EXFOLIATING THE SKIN)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=manually exfoliating the skin]

For best results several treatments are needed.
At Spa Virginia in Salem the procedure costs 120 dollars per treatment. [on-camera]
That's this week's health check. I'm Joy Sutton.))

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=chr]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning, it hasn't been a perfect flight for the space shuttle discovery, as the crew prepares to come home.

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...and passengers recover after an Amtrak train derails in Iowa - 90 people are reported injured
we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[2-Amtrak-derail]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Sunday a.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Amtrak Derailment]

Passengers on an Amtrak train that derailed in southwestern Iowa are describing a scene of terror.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Nodaway, IA;]

At least one person is dead after 2-locomotives and fifteen cars jumped the tracks about 70-miles southwest of Des Moines early this morning. But authorities say there may be other fatalities. At least 90-people were injured. A passenger says one train car is overturned and another is dangling on an embankment. Joseph Conn says the train car he was riding in also left the tracks and that railroad ties were strewn ``like matchsticks.'' The train had been en route from Chicago to Emeryville, California.
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[Space-shuttle]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Sunday a.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The main computers on board the space shuttle Discovery will be tested for software problems.
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[VO-NAT]

There is concern the software may have been corrupted yesterday when astronauts hastily reactivated two of the computers. Mission managers considered reloading the software. The lengthy procedure has never been attempted in flight. Instead they decided a so-called "confidence test" will most likely prove the computers are fine. Also yesterday, astronauts finished stuffing trash, dirty laundry and old equipment from the space station into a cargo carrier for return to Earth. ``Leonardo,'' as the cargo carrier is called, will piggyback a ride back to earth with Discovery tonight.
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[11Biz-Review]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=Biz Review #4 TC 18:54]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]

The roller coaster ride on Wall Street last week has some investors dizzy while others can't wait to buckle in for more twists and turns. Here's News 7's business reporter Jennifer Miele with that story and more in this week's Business Review.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:09]
[SUPER=01-Jan Lynch/Roanoke College; :19]
[SUPER=01-James Brinkley/Legg Mason President; :39]
[SUPER=01-Bob Kopstein/Optical Cable CEO; 1:09]
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(([TAPE#=00-54 TC1:38:57]


This week in Review... Dr. Jan Lynch of Roanoke college says investors who watched their stocks devalue this week experienced a very real emotion -- fear. ((DR. JAN LYNCH: SO WHAT PEOPLE WILL DO IS THEY'LL START SELLING BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID THAT IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO DROP, AN OR COURSE, IF THEY DO IT, IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO DROP, AND IT BECOMES A VICIOUS CIRCLE.)) [RUNS 12]
But there was some light at the end of the market pummel.
Brokerage firm Legg Mason is expanding in Roanoke and convincing local investors to buy now. [tc:00:42:15] ((JAMES BRINKLEY/LEGG MASON PRESIDENT: WE KNOW HISTORICALLY THAT THESE DAYS PROVIDE THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY TO OWN GOOD INVESTMENTS, AND THAT ITS THE WORST TIME TO LIQUIDATE.)) [RUNS 08] [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC1:39:11]


The slowing economy isn't stopping Optical Cable from expanding in China. If all goes as planned, Optical Cable C-E-O Bob Kopstein says the company could secure a deal within the next few days.
Koptstein says marketing in China would double the company's workforce, sales, and may lead to the construction of a manufacturing facility there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Looking at teh amount]

((BOB KOPSTEIN/OPTICAL CABLE CEO: LOOKING AT THE AMOUNT OF POTENTIAL BUSINESS THERE'S PROBABLY THE OPPORTUNITY THAT WE COULD START A FACILITY THAT'S MULTIPLE OF THE FACILITIES WE HAVE HERE FROM DAY ONE.)) [RUNS 15] [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC00:13]


Rubatex workers in Bedford got a first look at a new contract that could end their labor dispute.
No details have been released, but both sides agree they "gave in a little" on their demands.
Union workers went on strike in September, 1999 in a dispute over forced overtime, hourly wages and retiree benefits. [PRE PRO]
On Wall Street, the Dow was DOWN 201 plus and closed at 9823 for the week. And the NASDAQ finished down just shy of 50 points to close at 1890 for the week.
That's this week's business review.
For News 7, I'm Jennifer Miele.))



[11Sister-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-07 51:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Dozens of Roanoke Valley teens are banding together to fight pressure.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

More than 50 teens between the age of 12 and 16 took part in the third annual Sister to Sister Summit at Roanoke College yesterday. The all- day event is organized to help teens realize they are not alone... and that others face the same pressures.
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[SOT 1:23:51]
[IN Q=a lot of times]

((HEATHER SHERMAN/ORGANIZER: A LOT OF TIMES THESE GIRLS FEEL LIKE THEIR VOICES HAVEN'T BEEN HEARD THEY FEEL LIKE THEY'VE TALKED TO THEIR TEACHERS AND PARENTS AND NOTHING GETS DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Heather Sherman/Organizer]
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[OUT Q=nothing gets done.]
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[VO-NAT]

Topics included sex, body image, and substance abuse. The event was sponsored by the Roanoke Valley branch of the American Association of University Women.
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[11Jane-Powell]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=01-06 1:12:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local community college will reap the benefits of a homegrown talent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Jane Powell is described by peers as a musician who has mastered nearly all musical genres. Her five-octave range and original style have won her numerous awards including the National Association of Campus Activities Entertainer of the year. Five times the same organization proclaimed her Jazz Artist of the Year. Powell's performance includes classic R-and-B, Jazz, Dance, Reggae and Gospel anthems - not to mention a little comedy.
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[NAT-SOT]
[IN Q=Everybody]
[SUPER=07-Jane Powell]

[1:25:11 ] ((Everybody sings "Unchained Melody", but it's time somebody decided to fix it!)) ((Nat sound))
[NAT-SOT]

[1:27:47] ((Nat sound of Unchained Melody))
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[OUT-Q=NATS SINGING]
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[VO-NAT]

Jane Powell's concert at Virginia Western Community College benefits the Mental Health and Technology Program.
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[Virginia-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=WeekendAM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=Virginia Profile #4 TC-44:55]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profile]


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[IN Q=Graphicslab has had some lucky]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]



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[runs= :01]


Graphicslab Inc. has had some lucky breaks.
But don't let the toys fool you.
The breaks are the result of hard work, talent, creativity, and vision.
EGOcards for instance were the vision of Yoda, alias Brian D. Butler.
[sot 14:20:06]

((BRIAN BUTLER/GRAPHICSLAB: WE DIDN'T CALL THEM EGO CARDS THEN. WE JUST CALLED THEM -- THE ORIGINAL CARDS WERE THESE HERE, AND WE JUST CALLED THEM SUPERHERO STYLE.))
[runs= :07]


EGO stands for Everyone's Got One.
But right now, only an elite group does, including Governor Jim Gilmore's Secretary of Technology, Don Upson, alias The Future.
[sot 14:20:59]

((I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE LIKE TO DO BUSINESS WITH PEOPLE THEY LIKE. AND BASICALLY, THESE CARDS KIND OF MAKE YOU LIKEABLE. AND THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN BUYING THE CARDS ARE TYPICALLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN STEREOTYPED AS THE STUFFY SUIT.))

[runs= :13]


People who want to be liked include dot-Gov, alias Mark Warner, the high tech tycoon running for Governor this year.
Actually, a friend bought them for Warner as a gift... and no surprise his superhero stats include the highest rating of five on stamina and strength.
Butler gives his own superhero image a four rating.
But after bouncing around as a kid from Hong Kong to Canada, Spain, Somalia, and Virginia, the half Chinese, half Irish entrepreneur has gone from waiting tables to employing 11 in a full service, high tech design firm.
[sot 14:18:00 ]

((BRIAN BUTLER/GRAPHICSLAB: WE STARTED GETTING INTO DESIGN BY MAXXING OUT OUR CREDIT CARDS AND BUYING THESE BIG PRINTERS TO GET US IN THE DOORS OF SOME COMPANIES. BECAUSE ORIGINALLY THEY WOULDN'T GIVE US YOU KNOW BIG DESIGN JOBS BECAUSE WE WERE JUST A BUNCH OF COLLEGE KIDS.))
[runs= :14]


Butler says Graphicslabs now gets it pick of the litter of the design students at Richmond's Virginia Commonwealth University.
And it's NOT just for the foosball.
But benefits like billiards do help recruit the best.
[sot 14:34:14]

((IT'S ALSO COOL WHEN WE HAVE PARTIES.))
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Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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An English woman says she was blessed beyond her wildest dreams after a recent bought of sneezing.
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Gladys Adamson says she recently regained her eyesight - after a series of prolonged sneezing fits. The widow says she wasn't completely blind before, but that now she can see colors and faces quite clearly and can get around without her glasses.
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((GLADYS ADAMSON: I WONDER IF I'M STILL DREAMING, BUT I KNOW I'M NOT.))
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A charity for the blind which has been working with Adamson for several years would agree she is not dreaming. But charity officials say they have never known another case like it.