[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Heads]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[roll cold out of the open]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]


An 11 year-old Texas girl is welcomed home with cheers last night - after escaping a known sex offender.
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[anchor=Denise]
[graphic=None]


And ... Bedford police reap the benefits of a 9 month long investigation .. busting several suspected crack dealers.

[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Missing-Girl]


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


A young girl is home after a dramatic turn of events yesterday - that left her free from the sex offender who reportedly abducted her... and left the suspect dead.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Henry/Leah's Mom; :09]
[SUPER=01-Shiela Thorne/FBI; :27]
[SUPER=01-Chief Ben Morris/Slidell Lousiana Police; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=Houston]

((
(LOCATOR: HOUSTON, TEXAS)

For Leah s Henry s family three days of Hell ended with a message from Heaven..their little girl was alive and safe.

SOT: LINDA HENRY/LEAH S MOTHER

"MY HEART IS SOARING.IT IS INCREDIBLE"
Narr: The 11-year old who was abducted on Tuesday was found three and a half hours from her home near Kerrville, Texas. A deputy sheriff stopped what had been reported as a suspicious looking car. When he walked up to it, Leah broke free.

SOT SHIELA THORNE/FBI


"SHE EXITED THE PASSENGERS SIDE OF THE VEHICLE AND RAN TOWARD THE SHERIFF S DEPUTY AND THEN HE EXITED THE DRIVERS SIDE, PUT THE GUN TO HIS AND KILLED HIMSELF. "
Narr: Police say the man--49-year old Gary Dale Cox--was a registered sex offender convicted on five counts of indecency with a child.
He was out on supervised probation, but fled a year ago.
Authorities believe during that time Cox abducted 11-year old Lisa Bruno from Slidell Louisiana and Nine year old Nykema Augustine from San Antonio...both were released.
The FBI thinks three were held captive in a boarded up cabin in South Central Texas.

(NATSOUND SEARCHING FIELDS)


Narr: For three days the FBI, police and hundreds of volunteers scoured woods and fields hoping for any sign of Leah. It ended on the side of a road in South Central Texas.

SOT: CHIEF BEN MORRIS/SLIDELL LOUISIANA POLICE

"WE HAVE A SAFE CHILD AND THE PERPETRATOR IS IN THE HANDS OF GOD AND HOPEFULLY HE HAS WASHED HIS HANDS OF HIM RATHER QUICKLY AND HE S WHERE HE BELONGS. "))

[6Taxi-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-28 01:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The case against two men suspected of attacking a Roanoke taxi driver goes to a grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Phillip Alex Foreman and his alleged accomplice, Shawn Conace Vaughn, were in court for a preliminary hearing yesterday. The two men are accused of shooting cab driver John Powers in the back and stealing his money on April first. In part of his testimony Powers told the court how the injury changed his life.
(///// SOT AT: 18/////)
[SOT 10 17 44-10 18 00]
[IN Q=I'm paralyzed from the waist down.]
[SUPER=01-John Powers/Shooting Victim;]

((JOHN POWERS/SHOOTING VICTIM: I'M PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST DOWN, FROM MY SEXUAL ORGANS, BOWELS AND URINARY TRACT. I'M NOT ABLE TO USE THE BATHROOM ON MY OWN, THERE ARE CERTAIN METHODS I HAVE TO USE AND I'M NOT ABLE TO WALK.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=not able to walk.]
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[VO-NAT]

The judge certified the case to trial. In the meantime, Foreman agreed to be extradited to Georgia. Police there say he is suspected of killing a young man by shooting him in the back.
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[Cocaine-Bedford]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine]


A nine month long investigation by Bedford police ends in the arrest of more than a dozen suspected crack cocaine dealers yesterday.
They have warrants for a total of 27 suspects.

[11Mascot-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-18 35:15]
[GRAPHIC=Blacksburg HS Mascot]


Students at Blacksburg High School spent much of their Friday speaking out - to save their Indian mascot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Hundreds skipped classes and spent about five-hours outside waving signs and chanting.
They're challenging the Montgomery County School Board's recent decision to eliminate the Indian.
For a year now it's been a controversial issue dividing the community.
Some say the mascot is offensive while others, like these students, believe it's the school's heritage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT-16:39:16]
[IN Q=DO YOU SEE ALL]

((WILL KESLER/STUDENT PROTEST ORGANIZER; DO YOU SEE ALL THEM, LOOK HOW FIRED UP THEY ARE, IT REPRESENTS PRIDE, HONOR AND THE FACT THAT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR ATHLETES GOES OUT AND PLAYS AS HARD AS THEY CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Will Kesler/Student Protest Organizer;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=AS THEY CAN]
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[VO-NAT]


Students say they will protest at the next school board meeting and that they have a petition with over one-thousand signatures.
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[11Student-Paper]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-04 1:59:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The latest edition of George Washington High School's magazine is ready for print - after sparking some controversy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]

The school board raised liability concerns when "The Chatterbox" was set to publish stories about inter-racial dating, teen pregnancy and S-T-Ds, using people's real names. Those names will be left out.
Both the school board and student editors plan to include letters in the publication explaining their positions.
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[Tornado-Damage]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Tornado]


A tornado touched down about 35 miles southwest of Dallas...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mansfield, TX;]

causing significant property damage. It happened last night and into this morning in Mansfield, Texas.
The good news is there appears to be no injuries or deaths.
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[First-Fridays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-27 00:02:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Five o'clock on Friday afternoon in downtown Roanoke sometimes means First Fridays is getting underway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The event may be a fun way to kick off your weekend - but the admission fee is helping 21 organizations across the Valley. One of the organizations that's being sponsored this year is Center in the Square. It plans to use the extra funding for a more educational and child friendly web site. Organizers of First Fridays say it's hard choosing who's going to be sponsored each year.
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[SOT 6:16]
[INQ=We have very]

((SHARON LYNN: WE HAVE VERY STRONG FEELING ABOUT THE MONEY STAYING HERE IN THE AREA AND ALL THE MONEY IS STAYING IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Lynn/First Fridays Chairty Manager]
[OUTQ=in the Roanoke Valley.]
[RUNS=9]
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[VO-NAT]

Last year each charity received 4-thousand dollars.
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[Chili-Cookoff]
[anchor=Denise -- 2 shot]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[writer=chr]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]

From the aficionado to the amateur - there's a wide array of cooks brewing up something special in downtown Roanoke today....
[anchor=Jacey]

They're competing in the 23rd-annual Chili Cookoff.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Denise & Jacey/Kate Microwave]

That's where Kate Weidaw joins us from this morning.
[super=05-Roanoke]



[super=@Kate1]



[super=01-Bob Cook/Harley Owners Group]
[super=05-Roanoke]



[super=01-Sharon Jordan/Harley Owners Group]



Kate tosses back to Denise and Jacey
[DOUBLE BOXES=Denise & Jacey/Kate Microwave]



[Sports-Plays]


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


In Sports, the horse racing world is focused on Churchill Downs today for the 127th running of the Kentucky Derby, the run for the roses.
Trainer Bob Baffert is sending out two favorites, Point Given and Congaree, as he tries for his third Derby triumph in five years.
The field includes some celebrity owners -- Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has a piece of A-P Valentine and former Duke point guard Bobby Hurley is part-owner of Songandaprayer.
Post time is 6:07 P-M Eastern time.

[Tour-Tease]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=Weekend Diner]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[WIPE INTO HOME TOUR TEASE]

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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Hey welcome]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=show you around]



[COMM #3]

[go straight to commercial]


[Home-Tours]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=Home Tours #3]
[GRAPHIC=Home Tours]


Long ago... WDBJ was a radio station in a building in downtown Roanoke.
News 7's now across town - but that old building is now one gentlemen's home.
In our first Home Tours feature - Will Trinkle welcomes us into his home with a W-D-B-J history.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hi Will]
[SUPER=07-Will Trinkle; 1:50]
[RUNS=2:59]
[OUT Q=News 7 Home Tours]
[anchor=Jacey]
[graphic=Home Tours]

Home Tours will now be airing every OTHER Saturday here on News 7 Saturday morning.
(++++++++)

[Take HOME TOURS FS Chyron]
If you think YOUR home would make an interesting Home Tour - send your address, phone number, pictures and a description to Home Tours Care Of WDBJ7.....P.O. Box 7 Roanoke....Virginia 24022-0007. We'll be right back.
(++++++++++++)

[STRAIGHT TO BREAK]





[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 .. A young girl is home after authorities find the known sex offender accused of kidnapping her.
(------------)

[vo-nat] And .. Hollywood avoids what could have been a devastating strike.
More on those stories just ahead.
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[2-shot hello]



[Writer's-Strike]


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


The mayor of Los Angeles shouted "Hallelujah" yesterday.
That's when he found out a tentative deal was reached to put an end to the possibility of a writer's strike.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A walkout would have cost his city billions of dollars.
The three year settlement gives writers more money for T-V and movie scripts and higher payments for reruns.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=1988 was ]
[SUPER=01-Carol Mendelsohn/C.S. I. Exec.Producer;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=the strike was over]
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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday's tentative deal will be submitted to the eleven-and-a-half-thousand writers next month. The union calls it ``groundbreaking'' and is recommending approval.
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[11Joe-Boucher]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-10 1:01:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A comedy producer with local ties is back in Roanoke this weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Joe (boo-SHAY) Boucher, the producer of the animated series "King of the Hill" says it's a balance between money, and fair pay.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a lot of complicated...]
[SUPER=01-Joe Boucher/Producer "King of the Hill"]

((JOE BOUCHER/PRODUCER "KING OF THE HILL"; IT'S A LOT OF COMPLICATED ISSUES WHEN IT COMES TO INTELLECTUAL RIGHTS. I FEEL THEY'RE DUE. IT'S A TOUGH BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, THE COMPANIES ARE TRYING TO MAKE MONEY, BUT THEY MAKE ALOT OF MONEY OFF THE CREATIVE OUTPUT OF THE WRITERS AND ACTORS.))
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=of writers and actors.]
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[VO-NAT]


Boucher, a 19-87 graduate of Roanoke College, will be the commencement speaker at the school today.
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[Disney-Ax]


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


Hollywood might be resting easy - but there was a chaotic scene NEAR L.A. yesterday - at Disneyland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Anaheim, CA;]


Nearly two dozen people were injured when a tree toppled over yesterday evening in Frontierland near the Rivers of America. Five children and one employee were among the injured. All the injuries are considered minor.
This is the latest in a series of accidents in the past three years that have brought scrutiny to the park.
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[2Missing-Girl]


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


Leah Henry is with her family this morning. The 11 year old Texan was welcomed home by the cheers of family and friends after she survived a harrowing ordeal.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:13:06]
[IN Q=Ladies]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q= (people cheering)]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


Neighbors and friends gathered with Leah and her family at a Houston church last night for a celebration and prayer vigil.
People at the service celebrated Leah's safe return, prayed for her abductor and other missing kids.
Henry was abducted May 1st - reportedly by a known child sex offender.
He was tracked down yesterday - when Kerr County deputies stopped a suspicious vehicle.
Leah managed to escape. The suspect reportedly shot and killed himself.
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[11XGR-GOP]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-16 45:26]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


Governor Gilmore's returning from Europe today.
He's not coming home to a budget - but he is coming home to plenty of criticism - much of it leveled at him yesterday from former allies within his own party.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


His G-O-P predecessor says Gilmore and the House Republican leadership should think hard about how voters perceive their inability to compromise on a budget.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Some people are just going]
[sot tape 12:14:57]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/R-VIRGINIA: SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO FIND ... AGREE UPON.))07
[SUPER=@Allen;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=to agree upon.]
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[VO-NAT]


Republicans in the Senate say they should have heard from Gilmore's third floor offices during the legislative standoff.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=In the history of this great]
[sot tape 13:48:35]

((POTTS: IN THE HISTORY OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY, THE GREATEST LEADERS WERE NOT RECOGNIZED FOR BEING BULL-HEADED AND SAYING IT'S MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY.))08
[sot DUB tape 13:37:52 ]

((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: AND I LOOK RIGHT AT THE THIRD FLOOR WHICH SEEMS TO BE VACANT DURING THIS WHOLE PROCESS.))05
[SUPER=01-Sen. Russ Potts/(R) Winchester; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; :09]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=vacant during this whole process.]
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[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=Hold]


Gilmore's staff says there is NO budget emergency.

[Hager-Decision]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Hager]


Lieutenant Governor John Hager's fight to become the Republican candidate for governor could come to an end Monday... Or - it could become an all-out battle.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/May 1]

Either way - Hager says Virginians should know Monday. Hager's been speaking with supporters, advisers and party leaders about whether to continue the fight with Attorney General Mark Earley... or drop back and seek re-election. He says he'll likely announce his plans Monday.
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[Preview-Gainsboro]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-30 5:04]
[GRAPHIC=Eminent Domain]

In a 15-year period, Roanoke's Historic Gainsboro went from a community of thousands of homes... to dozens.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]

Eminent domain claimed parts of Gainsboro... one by one... for projects such as the Roanoke Civic Center. While many see the financial progress these projects brought the city - there are plenty who still remember the predominantly-black community that's been forced to give up SO much. It's a matter of give-and-take - that some say officials need to think about more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[tc:21:11:38]
[IN Q=We know that progress]

((ELLIS HOLMES/ROANOKE VALLEY CULTURAL EXCHANGE: WE KNOW THAT PROGRESS IS NECESSARY. THE QUESTION IS, HOW DO WE HAVE RESPECT FOR THE BUSINESSES, AND COMMUNITY IN THAT GIVEN CITY?))
[SUPER=01-Ellis Holmes/Roanoke Valley Cultural Exchange]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=that given city?]
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[VO-NAT]

In tomorrow's Virginia Newsreel... join us for a look at how Gainsboro became the center of Roanoke's black community -- why it was chipped away - and what's in store for the future.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
John Wayne Bobbitt - the man who sustained the infamous injury - wants his knife back. We'll tell you why a little later.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]


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

"The Mummy Returns" with wrestling-superstar "The Rock" on board. Anna Wentworth tells us if this sequel starring Brendan Fraser is worth preserving. But first... if you're traveling today....
(++++++++++++)

[TAKE TRAVEL BOARD!!!!] Jacey ad libs over travel board!
ad lib
And if you're traveling to downtown Roanoke for the Chili Cookoff...
[DOUBLE BOXES=2-SHOT/Kate Microwave]

there's much more going on than just cooking. Kate Weidaw's there today... [TAKE KATE FULL!!!]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]
[super=@Kate1]


Kate tosses to break!!!
[COMM BREAK]

[2Chili-Cookoff]
[anchor=Denise -- 2 shot]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[writer=chr]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]

There's one place that's definitely heating up today... thanks not just to the weather - but to a bunch of chili peppers and many other spices and "secret" ingredients.
[anchor=Jacey]

It's Chili Cookoff time in downtown Roanoke today... where not only are cooking skills going to be on display...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Denise & Jacey/Kate Microwave]

there's a variety of other talent to be seen as well...
Kate Weidaw joins us with more.
[super=05-Roanoke]
[super=@Kate1]



[super=01-Mac Harris/Roanoke Valley Shag Club Member]
[super=05-Roanoke]



[super=01-Brent Watts/Weekend Diner]



Kate: Now of course all proceeds from today's event are benefiting a Roanoke school. Jacey has more on that....
KATE TOSSES BACK TO JACEY ONLY!!!
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jacey/Kate Microwave]



[Greenvale-School]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC 40:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


When the Greenvale School opened in 1934... it was one of the first childcare centers in Southwest Virginia.
Today Greenvale relies on the Chili Cookoff to be its major scholarship fundraiser.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Every year]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Carroll/Greenvale School Director; :10]
[super=@Jacey2; 25]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=make it successful.]

(( Every year more than one-hundred-fifty students are placed on the waiting list at Greenvale School - where three HUNDRED students are enrolled.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:33]
[IN Q=Our intent]

((OUR FOCUS IS REALLY TO PROVIDE A VERY QUALITY, COMPREHENSIVE BASE OF PROGRAM SERVICES FOR YOUNG FAMILIES AND THEIR CHILDREN IN PREPARATION FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL. I THINK THE UNIQUENESS OF THE SCHOOL IS THAT IT IS ON A SLIDING FEE SCALE))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=sliding fee scale]


Another element that makes the school different -- it practices extremely EARLY intervention... accepting children as young as six WEEKS old.
The United Way- sponsored school is devoted to focusing on the developmental needs of young children who will make the transition to public school.
Greenvale began sponsoring the Chili Cookoff five years ago, in order to raise money for the children.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:20]
[IN Q=We're cooking]

((WE'RE COOKING CHILI AND SELLING IT BY THE BOWL THIS YEAR SO YOU CAN COME DOWN AND HAVE LUNCH, BUT ALL THOSE DOLLARS GO STRICTLY INTO OUR CHILDREN'S SCHOLARSHIP FUND.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=scholarship fund.]


Sandra Carroll says the scholarships make schooling more affordable for young, working families in financial need.

So far, the Chili Cookoff has raised sixty thousand scholarship dollars for Greenvale.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:50]
[IN Q=They really]

((THEY REALLY ARE THE CITIZENS OF THE FUTURE AND WE ALL NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE IT SUCCESSFUL.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=it successful.]))
















[Bobbitt-Knife]


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

You might think John Wayne Bobbitt would want to keep as much distance as possible between himself and the knife that maimed him. But he wants it back. Bobbitt's wife, Lorena, used the 12-inch knife to sever his penis in 1993.
The knife's been in a Prince William County Courthouse for seven years. Now police there say Bobbitt plans to file court documents to get it back - because it could be a collector's item.

[11City-Library]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-19 32:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you're waiting for the Main Branch of Roanoke Public Libraries to re-open - don't hold your breath. Renovations are running longer than expected.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The library was scheduled to open right around this time, but now the date is early June. The reason: new shelves have not arrived. The delay may give some people a break. All late fines from the Main Branch will be waived this month, until the re-opening.
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[11Air-Show]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-08 1:49:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The annual Air show in Danville takes to the skies today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Organizers expect five thousand people to attend today's Air and Car show at the Danville Regional Airport.
It will feature 300 cars and trucks, 40 boats, 100 motorcycles, and wide array of aircraft.
They include military planes as well as an aerobatic team.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:55:34; 16:45:33;]
[IN Q=You can expect to see]

((JANE WICKER/PERFORMER: YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE ME PRETTY MUCH ON EVERY PART OF THE AIRPLANE. I WALK TO THE TOP, I WALK TO THE EDGE, I HANG FROM UNDERNEATH THE PLANE. I HANG UNDERNEATH THE AIRPLANE WHILE IT ROLLS INVERTED, ALL KINDS OF STUFF.)) ((KEN CALVERT/ORGANIZER: ITS JUST A GREATLY EXPANDED SHOW. MORE ACTIVITIES, JUST BIGGER AND BETTER THIS YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Jane Wicker/Performer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Calvert/Organizer; :12]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=and better this year]
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[VO-NAT]


Shows are at ten, noon, and two-
The cost is six dollars.
Children under six are free.
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[11Rke-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-29 01:48]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]


Roanoke's city council will look at a plan that will could bring pro basketball and more concerts to Roanoke.
But big entertainment means a big price.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October, 1997;]


The pro-game would NOT be the N-B-A, which has played a couple of exhibition games in Roanoke, but it WOULD be a new minor league, the N-B-D-L.
The deal would bring 26 ball games and 28 entertainment events to the civic center.
The city would have to spend 3 million dollars on improvements to the building.
(------------)




[Earnhardt]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Earnhardt Crash Investigtion]


NASCAR and the Orange County Paramedic who tried to save Dale Earnhardt met privately Thursday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Int'l Speedway/February 28th;]


Now Tommy Propst and his attorney are talking about the meeting.
Propst says Earnhardt's seatbelt was NOT broken. NASCAR officials disagree.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:23:33]
[IN Q= I'm saying]
[SUPER=02-Tommy Propst/Orange Co. Paramedic; :00]
[SUper=01-Elizabeth Faiella/Propst's Attorney; :08]
[RUNS=13]
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Propst's attorney says the meeting seemed like an interrogation. NASCAR officials called it a friendly meeting, just to hear from a witness.

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What if the Commonwealth of Virginia made a mistake that compromised your reputation?
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Victor Mottley has taken a crusade to clear his name to the streets around the State Capitol.
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[IN Q=I took 'em to court.]
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((VICTOR MOTTLEY/PROTESTER: I TOOK 'EM TO COURT. I SAID I DON'T WANT TO SUE YOU. ALL I WANT IS MY LEGAL FEES BACK. THAT'S IT! THEY SAID NO.))
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[OUT Q=That's it! They said no.]
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In this week's Virginia Profile from Richmond... We'll have Victor Mottley's story.
That's tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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