[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=]
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[roll cold out of the open]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]

A new year's celebration in Bangladesh turns deadly ... reports indicate 9 are dead.
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And .... A train derailment leaves quite a mess for Norfolk Southern.
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we'll have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes. [2-shot toss to Hello]

[China-Plane]


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


Crew members of a U-S surveillance plane will receive a heroes' welcome today when they reach their home port in Washington state.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The crew spent two days in debriefings at Pearl Harbor after being released from eleven days of captivity in China.
[SUPER=03-Oak Harbor, WA;]


Five to ten-thousand people are expected to converge on the base for the crew's arrival.
The 21 men and three women will be greeted by loved ones, then file into a large hangar for an enthusiastic, but brief, welcome-home ceremony.
After that, each crew member will begin a leave of up to 30 days -- to be with their families.
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[Bangladesh]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=bombing]


Nine people were killed this morning and several injured when a bomb exploded in a crowded park in the Bangladesh city of Dakha.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dakha, Bangladesh;]


No one has claimed responsibility for the blast.
Police say the explosion was triggered by a timing device.
A crowd of two thousand people had gathered at Ramna Park to celebrate the Bengali New Year when the explosion took place.
It was one of dozens of musical festivals organized in the sprawling park to celebrate the New Year.
A political standoff over when the country's next national election will be held has led to a series of general strikes and many clashes.
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[Train-Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC1:18:09]
[GRAPHIC=Train Derailment]

Norfolk-Southern is working to clean up a mess left by a train derailment last night.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

About a dozen cars, each holding about 100 tons of coal, overturned around 6 last night near Patterson Avenue.
Residents say at first, they thought something had exploded...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT TC-16:19:42]
[IN Q=I was sitting on...]

((I WAS SITTING ON MY PORCH, HEARD A BANG, FOLLOWED BY A BUNCH OF SMALLER BANGS. METAL SMASHING TOGETHER. AT FIRST I THOUGH IT WAS THE STEEL COMPANY, THOUGHT SOMETHING HAD EXPLODED THERE)) ((WE WAS LOOKIN', THERE WAS CARS AND EVERYTHING, COAL, WHEELS, EVERYTHING))
[SUPER=07-Matt Carlton; :00]
[SUPER=07-A. J. Wright; :13]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=coal, wheels, everything DOUBLE OUT]
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[VO-NAT]

Norfolk-Southern declined to comment on the cause of the derailment. There's no word on how long it will take to clean the mess.
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[Hotel-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-05 TC1:55:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A 17-year old gives birth in a Roanoke Hotel room - and she says she didn't even know she was pregnant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The birth occurred around six o'clock yesterday morning at the Wyndham Hotel.
The girl was spending the night with her 20-year old boyfriend, a student at Roanoke College.
She awoke with stomach pains, went to the bathroom and delivered a baby boy.
Her boyfriend called 9-1-1. Rescue workers pulled the newborn out of the toilet "and the baby began breathing," according to police.
The baby boy is in "critical" condition at Community Hospital. The mother is listed as stable.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=None]


No charges have been filed against the mother or her boyfriend, though police are still investigating.
Officials seem inclined to believe the girl didn't know she was pregnant.
Privately they say it doesn't appear there was any attempt to purposely hurt the child.
[TimeOFF-Tease]
[anchor=wipe wipe wipe]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[writer=chr]
[tape=Time Off #3 TC 1:15:25]
[graphic=wipe wipe wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[IN-Q=It's perhaps]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT-Q=when News 7 Weekend Morning returns.]

[lott] [commercial]


[Cooter's-Place]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday a.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off #3 TC 1:13:15]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]

A little piece of t-v history is drawing a big audience. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young brings back the Dukes of Hazzard with a trip to Cooter's Place.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The most famous family ever...]
[SUPER=03-Sperryville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ben Jones/"Cooter"; 11]
[SUPER=01-Alma Viator/Ben's Wife; 35]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; :50]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=SY N7 Sperryville.]

((The most famous family ever to come out of Georgia has a new address. They're the Dukes of Hazzard County but you'll find their roots in Sperryville, Virginia.
[SOT 4:14-4:20]
[IN Q=This is sort of our home...]

((This is sort of our home now. This is Hazzard County all packed in here.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=all packed in here.]

You may know Ben Jones better as Cooter, the mechanic who kept those crazy Duke boys company for 7-seasons of action packed t-v. The show's still mesmerizing audiences around the globe. Which is how Jones managed to turn a small roadside stand into a destination of travellers around the world... much to the surprise of his wife.
[SOT 49:03-1:04:02]
[IN Q=(exhale) That is the dumbest idea...]

((That is the dumbest idea I have ever heard, but if you have the money and you have the time you just go right ahead. Well, the first day we showed up and there's people waiting for the doors to open.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=waiting for the doors to open.]

They come to see memorabilia from the show - from old scripts to costumes to photographs...
[SOT 2:27:28-2:27:29]
[IN Q=there's the old garage.]

((There's the old garage))
[RUNS= :01]
[OUT Q=the old garage.]

...and to buy Dukes of Hazzard merchandise. They come to hear Cooter and his Garage Band play tunes on weekends. They come to meet cast members who stop by once in a while. And of course, they come for...
[SOT 1:29-1:35]
[IN Q=The General Lee. I mean...]

((The General Lee. I mean, Cooter's great, but the General Lee... Wow!))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=General Lee, wow!]
[SOT 11:18-11:24]
[IN Q=This car used to get...]

((This car used to get 5000 fan letters every week.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=letters every week.]

You can even take the driver's seat... and don't forget to slide in through the window. Jones says the car's popularity stems from the down-home quality of the show.
[SOT=4:30-4:40]
[IN Q=The show is a classic...]

((The show is a classic and it's an unpretentious, happy time. You can't watch the show without feeling good.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=without feeling good.]

And feeling good, as the Dukes of Hazzard prove, never goes out of style.
[SOT 5:15-5:24]
[IN Q=Fast is always fast...]

((Fast is always fast, funny is always funny, and good looking is always good looking...Now, I'm not talking about myself...))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=Now, I'm not talking about myself.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Sperryville.))
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[TAKE WEB ADDRESS FS] If you would like directions or more information on Cooter's Place, check out our website at WDBJ-7-dot-com and click on the Time Off suitcase.
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[Arbor-Day]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[writer=chr]
[tape=none]
[graphic=None]

If you're not quite the green thumb you want to be - you might benefit from what's going on at Mill Mountain Zoo today. It all has to do with Arbor Day... [DOUBLE-BOXES] Leo's joined by a guest with more details on today's events. She also has a few examples of what Arbor Day's all about. Leo?
[TAKE LEO ON PERFORMANCE SET FULL SCREEN]
Thanks Denise. Lori Spangler is with us this morning... She's the conservation coordinator at the zoo. First of all - what is Arbor Day?

[super=01-Lori Spangler/Mill Mountain Zoo]


[Lori ad libs about CONSERVATION]
So in honor of Arbor Day - the zoo might be able to help people become better gardeners, right?
[Lori ad libs about MASTER GARDENERS being at the zoo to help people today.]
You've brought some pretty common examples of what might happen if your gardening skills are in need of a little help. What do you have?
[Lori ad libs about DISEASED PLANTS she brought]
And you're also giving out free stuff today, right?
[Lori ad libs about FREE TREE SEEDLINGS given to the first 500 people at the zoo today]
If you want more information about what's going on at the zoo today - you can call 343 - 3241.

[super=16-343-3241/Mill Mountain Zoo]


And if you're looking for some other things to get into today - here's a look at some other events making our Weekend Calendar today.
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[WeekendCalen]


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


WIPE WIPE WIPE INTO BOARDS!!!
[Take full screen calendar board] [Chyron 7157]
[adlib into the diner bump]
[Diner-Tease]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Weekend Diner #3 TC 1:30:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]



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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Hi I'm Karen]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=coming up.]



[COMM #3]

[go straight to commercial]


[DinerOpen]


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


In this week's Weekend Diner we're cooking up a layered Mexican dip which is a crowd pleaser that's quick, easy and looks tasty too.
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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 1:30:26]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well here we are ]
[SUPER=07-Karen Hirsbrunner; :14 ]
[RUNS=2:37]
[OUT Q=That's another Weekend Diner.]
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[ANCHOR=Leo]

[Take FS Chyron 7153]
If you would like Karen's Layered Mexican Dip recipe or any recipe you see on Weekend Diner - check out our web site at WDBJ-7-dot com - just click on the Weekend Diner Icon. Or - you can send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope to...
Weekend Diner Care Of WDBJ7.....P.O. Box 7 Roanoke....Virginia 24022-0007
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
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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 on News 7 Saturday Morning ... Friends and family gather in Washington State to welcome home the crew of the U-S fighter jet.
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And .. A Roanoke woman and her daughter are saved by an unlikely hero.
We will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello]

[Police-Shooting]


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


Cincinnati police are preparing for big crowds today at the funeral of a black man whose death sparked three nights of violence.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH;]


Services for 19-year-old Timothy Thomas will be held in the neighborhood hardest hit by this week's rioting.
He was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago. Federal authorities and county prosecutors are investigating the death.
Police say they arrested 80 adults and six juveniles on the second night of the city's dusk-to-dawn curfew.
They say the crowd's behavior will determine whether a curfew is extended for a third night.
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[2-Bangladesh]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bombing]


The death toll is climbing in Bangladesh as nine people were killed and several injured when a bomb exploded in a crowded park in Dakha this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dhaka, Bangladesh]

The blast came as about two-thousand people gathered in a park downtown for a Bengali New Year's celebration. A second explosion near the park injured a police officer. A third bomb was also found in the park. No one has claimed responsibility for the bombs. Dozens were killed earlier this month in clashes over national elections.
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[2-China-Plane]


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


Thousands are expected to be on hand in Washignton state to welcome back the 24 crew members of the U.S. Spy plane.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Now that the crew is back home the U.S. is pointing more aggressive finger at China.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld played a videotape --shot from inside a US plane-- of previous close encounters between China and the United States.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:07:25]
[IN Q=there was]

((THERE WAS NOTHING NEW OR DIFFERENT ABOUT THE MISSION ON MARCH 31. WHAT IS NEW IS THAT THE CHINESE PILOTS HAVE BEEN MANEUVERING AGGRESSIVELY AGAINST OUR AIRCRAFT IN RECENT MONTHS.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfield/U. S. Secretary of State;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=in recent months]
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[VO-NAT]


This afternoon the crew will fly back to their homebase.
Oak Harbor, Washington is deck out for their arrival.
The 21 men and three women will be greeted by loved ones, then file into a large hangar for an enthusiastic, but brief, welcome-home ceremony.
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[2-Train-Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=01-15 tc 19:06]
[GRAPHIC=derailment]


Norfolk-Southern is working to figure out what caused a derailment last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Officials say 18 fully loaded coal hoppers spilled around six o'clock. No one was injured in the accident. The train was en-route from Bluefield, West Virginia and was pulling 173 full coal hoppers - each weighing several tons. The train was traveling about 10 to 15 miles per hour when it derailed. Officials are still investigating the cause.
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[Fatal-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC58:34]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Lynchburg emergency rescue volunteer dies in a fatal accident.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Yesterday]


19- year- old Benjamin Wilson Neighbors died when his pickup truck ran off the side of Route 24 near Rustburg and hit a telephone pole thursday afternoon.
State police say Neighbors may have been distracted while talking on his cell phone.
Neighbors was a volunteer emergency medical technician with both the Lynchburg and Amherst Lifesaving Crews.
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[Ax-Suit]


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

The family of a man and child killed on Interstate 81 are suing the trucking company they believe is responsible for the accident.
56-year-old Richard Canady and his 5-year-old grandson died when a concrete structure hanging off a passing tractor trailer sliced the top off of their car The accident happened in Augusta County last August. The family is suing Today's Trucking of Fredericksburg for 20 MILLION dollars.




[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC1:27:18]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

A little dog and a quick-thinking neighbor saved a South Roanoke woman and her daughter from a fire yesterday morning.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


38-year-old Sandra Jones and her 2-year-old daughter Cassandra were sleeping when fire broke out in their basement.
Their Pekinese puppy, Holly, barked and woke them up.
Neighbor Richard Cummings heard their screams for help and came running with his ladder.
(///// SOT /////)
[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=Just thank God]

((RICHARD CUMMINGS/NEIGHBOR: JUST THANK GOD THE LADDER WAS HERE. IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR THAT LADDER, I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE WOULD'VE DONE.)) ((SANDRA JONES: I THINK HE'S WONDERFUL. HE SAVED OUR LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Cummings/Neighbor; :00]
[SUPER=07-Sandra Jones; :09]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=saved our life.]
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[VO-NAT]


Firefighters found Holly nearly dead at the foot of the stairs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:37:09 - :19]
[IN Q=It was lifeless]

((LT. WILLIAM GALE/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTER: IT WAS LIFELESS, SO I BROUGHT HIM OUT AND DONE A LITTLE CPR ON HIM AND GAVE HIM A HEART MASSAGE AND JUST BREATHED INTO HIS MOUTH AND FINALLY HE STARTED COMING AROUND AFTER TWO OR THREE MINUTES.))
[SUPER=01-William Gale/Roanoke Firefighter;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=or three minutes.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mother, daughter and dog are all OK.
Firefighters are still investigating what caused the fire.
(------------)



[Patton-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC03:16]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

A house on Patton Avenue was damaged by fire last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Flames hit the house about 8:30.
No one was inside at the time.
The owner says the people renting the house moved out yesterday and may have not locked the door.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning....... If Mondays deadline is taxing on you - we have some helpful hints -
[ANCHOR=Leo]

And -
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

We'll get a sneak peak into Bridget Jones' diary.

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]

[Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-07 TC1:27:17]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


Authorities suspect a northern Virginia woman of robbing a Campbell County bank Thursday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


23- year- old Dominique Love Jackson was identified by bank photos and the license plates on her car after she allegedly held up the SunTrust Bank on Timberlake Road.
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Yesterday]


Authorities say Jackson lives in Herndon but has friends in the Lynchburg area.
A suspect matching her description is also being sought in two bank robberies in northern Virginia yesterday.
(------------)



[Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC03:55]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices]

Gas prices are pumping more out of your pockets -
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Gas prices in Roanoke are hovering at about a-dollar-and-a-half for regular, and a dollar-seventy for premium-- about the national average. Many drivers say they realize prices could be much worse.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT TC-8:32:44]
[IN Q=I've noticed the variability...]

((DR. VINCE BASILE/ROANOKE ANESTHESIOLOGIST; I'VE NOTICED THE VARIABILITY IN PRICES, IN CHARLOTTE THE PRICES WERE A LITTLE LESS, BUT I'VE BEEN IN CALIFORNIA AND THE MIDWEST, AND IT'S SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN ROANOKE.))
[SUPER=07-Dr. Vince Basile;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=...significantly higher than Roanoke.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Wholesale gas prices have risen 23-cents from early March, and 16 cents in the past week-and-a-half. One gas station owner says it's not the increases he's surprised about, but at the speed in which they happened.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 8:38:22]
[IN Q=We raised 6 cents...]

((PAT FLINT/FLINT'S SERVICENTER OWNER; WE RAISED 6 CENTS ONE DAY AND 5 CENTS THE NEXT MORNING. IT WENT UP THAT MUCH ON THE WHOLESALE LEVEL... I HAVE NO ANSWER WHY THIS HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Flint/Flint's Servicenter;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=...no answer why this happened.]
(------------)

Flint says he expects more increases this summer.
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[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=MARK Warner]

Mark Warner gets his first major setback in his race for the governor's seat.. U-S Representative Robert Scott resigned as chairman of Mark Warner's campaign in a dispute over its management. Scott is the leading black politician in the Commonwealth -and he says he wanted to help manage the campaign NOT just be a figurehead. Warner's spokesperson says he hopes Scott will still play a role in the campaign.


[Internet-Filters]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC15:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A new law may limit you computer access in local libraries.
Its called the Children's Internet Protection Act.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


The law requires libraries that receive certain federal funds to install filters that block obscene material.
The A-C-L-U is fighting the law saying its a violation of the right to free speech.
Virginia's A-C-L-U has had success with this issue.
Several years ago, it represented web sites that were blocked by the (Loud-un) Loudoun county's library filtering software.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:41:07]
[IN Q=One for example]

((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: ONE FOR EXAMPLE WAS A SITE ON BREAST CANCER. AND BECAUSE THE WORD BREAST SHOWED UP THE FILTERING SOFTWARE BLOCKED IT.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=software blocked it]
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[VO-NAT]


Filtering systems work in two ways.
They either block certain key words or they deny access to specific obscene websites.
(------------)



[Mascot]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC1:04:15]
[GRAPHIC=Mascot]

Should the Indian mascot at Blacksburg High School stay or should it go? Different organizations have conflicting opinions on its symbolism.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


Students, teachers and coaches are trying to convince the Blacksburg school board to keep the Indian.
But the U-S Commission on Civil Rights says Indian names and mascots used by non-Indian schools violate anti-discrimination laws.
Now its up to the school board to decide. [tc:5:00:46]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=That's in the school board's]

((SHELLEY BLUMENTHAL/BHS COACH: THAT'S IN THE SCHOOL BOARD'S HANDS AND OUR TASK FORCE WORKED VERY HARD TO PROVIDE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS THEY COULD FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THE COMMUNITY. NOW THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS DECIDED THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION.))
[SUPER=01-Shelley Blumenthal/Blacksburg High School Coach]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=the appropriate action.]
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[VO-NAT]


A decision from the school board is expected early next week.
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[Tax-Tips]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC05:19]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]

Monday is Tax Day - but if you haven't file yet - it's not too late!
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Thousands of tax payers are getting turned on to "e-filing."
Simply download a tax form off the Internet, fill it out, and send it to the I-R-S.
But, if you aren't Internet savvy, H&R Block says they'll be open all weekend.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[tc:00:46:25]
[IN Q=It depends on the year]

((IT DEPENDS ON THE YEAR.. SOMETIMES WE'RE VERY VERY BUSY, BUT WE'RE ALWAYS ABLE TO HANDLE HOWEVER MANY CLIENTS MAY COME IN THE DOOR.))
[SUPER=01-Deborah Hill/H&R Block]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=come in the door.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


If there's no way you'll be able to file by Monday -- call the I-R-S at 1-800-TAX-1040.
They'll help you file a 48-68 for a tax deadline extension.
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[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=soccer]


In sports, the women's professional soccer league begins play today as the Washington Freedom starts its season at RFK by hosting the Bay Area CyberRays.
Unlike the WNBA which is backed by the NBA, the WUSA is standing on its own.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=we are]

(())
[SUPER=01-Mia Hamm/Washington Freedom; :00]
[SUPER=01-Julie Foudy/San Diego Spirit; :50]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=TV backround]
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Games will be broadcast on TNT.



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He's known as "Mr. Baseball" in Lynchburg.. Calvin Falwell is credited with keeping minor league baseball in the Hill City for more than forty years.
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But with the city reluctant to spend millions on renovating City Stadium, Falwell's not sure how long he can convince the Pirates to keep their Single- A affiliate in town.
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((CALVIN FALWELL/LYNCHBURG BASEBALL CORPORATION: YOU GOT TO BE COMPETITIVE, YOU KNOW, IF YOU GO TO TOWN TO RIDE A TAXICAB AND YOU GOT ONE THERE THAT'S RELATIVELY NEW AND YOU GOT ONE THERE THAT'S 50 YEARS OLD, YOU'RE GOING TO RIDE THE.. THAT'S COMMON SENSE, YOU KNOW.. IT'S HARD TO GET THE CITY TO SEE SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
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Baseball is just one part of Falwell's eighty years in central Virginia.
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We'll hear more about his life in this week's "Virginia Profile" tomorrow morning on News7.
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Mike Seeger has been making music, and doing his part to preserve the region's musical traditions for more than 50 years.
A Rockbridge County resident, Seeger is a six-time Grammy Nominee with more than 60 recordings to his name.
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Yesterday on News 7 at Noon, Seeger played a song he first heard at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax in 1941. We leave you now with the sounds of Mike Seeger -
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