[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;]


The F-B-I's mistake... WILL prolong the life of Timothy McVeigh - as his attorneys have thousands of NEW documents to look over.
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[vo-nat] AND .. A Roanoke Apartment Complex catches fire.
Firefighters work extra hard to save the children inside.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[McVeigh]


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


A last minute blunder by the FBI has postponed Timothy McVeigh's date with death... for one month.
The FBI has admitted it slipped up in his case.
CBS broke the story on Thursday.
Teri Okita is in Washington with the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bill McVeigh/Father; :22]
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/Attorney General; :36]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Washington]

(( TRACK: IT COULD BE UP TO OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBER, TIMOTHY MCVEIGH, TO HELP DECIDE HIS FATE. HE AND HIS LAWYERS WILL POUR OVER 31-HUNDRED FBI DOCUMENTS FROM HIS CASE-- HANDED OVER THURSDAY AND DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO REQUEST A STAY OF EXECUTION. MCVEIGH IS DESCRIBED AS BEING DISTRESSED OVER ALL OF THIS HAVING ALREADY SAID GOODBYE TO HIS FAMILY.

(Super: Bill McVeigh/Father)
SOT: Another tough 30-days-- like starting over again, and its gonna be

four weeks of hell. Just the way it was the last four weeks wont change anything.
TRACK: ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT DELAYED THE EXECUTION UNTIL JUNE 11TH SO THAT MCVEIGHS ATTORNEYS COULD HAVE TIME TO REVIEW THE DOCUMENTS.

(Super: John Ashcroft/Attorney General)


TRACK: PRESIDENT BUSH SUPPORTS THE ATTORNEY GENERALS DECISION AND SAYS THIS SHOULDN'T BE A TIME FOR McVeigh TO REVEL IN THE FBI's BLUNDER.

BUSH SOT: He should say he's lucky to be in America. That's what he

ought to say. That this is a country who will bend over backwards to make sure that his constitutional rights are guaranteed.
TRACK: SOME IN THE FBI SAY THE MISTAKE WAS FIRST DISCOVERED BACK IN DECEMBER. THE FBI HAS LAUNCHED AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION INTO WHY THE NEW EVIDENCE WOULD SURFACE LESS THAN ONE WEEK BEFORE THE EXECUTION.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: Meanwhile, lawyers for McVeigh's co-defendant, Terry Nichols whose sentenced for life plan to appeal based on the new evidence. Its clear, the closure that seemed so close for so many will have to wait another month or maybe, even longer. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

[Hunt-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-29 10:40]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


A Roanoke apartment complex caught fire last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

It happened at Hunt Manor shortly after 11. Fire officials say it started in the upstairs bedroom. Everyone inside got out safely, but fire fighters had to force their way into the apartment next door to get the children out. The cause of the fire has not been released.
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[Foundry-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-16]
[GRAPHIC=New River Foundry]


Fire broke out at the New River Foundry yesterday, where just over a year ago an explosion killed three people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


All 100-employees inside were evacuated safely.
Three fire departments responded to the blaze shortly after noon.
It started in the core of the building and quickly spread to the roof - which sustained the most damage.
Officials say it was not an Intermet employee that accidentally started the fire but a private welding company.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT-1:52:31]
[IN Q=Welding caught]

((LEE SIMPKINS/RADFORD FIRE CHIEF; WELDING SET THE CARDBOARD BOXES ON FIRE THEN IT IN TURN SET FOAM ON FIRE THEY WERE STACKED ON SHELVES AND IT WAS A CHIMNEY EFFECT))
[SUPER=01-Lee Simpkins/Radford Fire Chief;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=CHIMNEY EFFECT]
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[VO-NAT]


No estimate yet on what repairs will cost, but an Intermet spokesman says they will be open for business on Monday.

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[11OxyContin]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=501-04 TC10:00]
[GRAPHIC=Oxycontin]


The company that makes Oxycontin says its higher- dose pills of the painkiller will be taken off the shelves.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Purdue Pharma says it was concerned about the possible abuse of the high strength tablets.
So it decided to temporarily suspend shipments of the tablets --until it studies the issue further.
The 160 milligram tablets were used to treat patients suffering from the most severe, persistent pain.
Now, the highest dose available will be 80 milligrams.
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[11Southeast]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC45:00]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]


The fight continues by a group of homeowners trying to keep Interstate 73 OUT of their front yards...
They spoke out yesterday - just a day after state engineers recommended a route to the Commonwealth Transportation Board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The residents say I-73 will NOT bring the economic benefits that state leaders have promised, and that the Southeast Roanoke route will tear apart neighborhoods.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT TC-18:42]
[IN Q=It is better that they have...]

((MARK PETERSEN/SOUTHEAST ACTION FORUM; IT IS BETTER THAT THEY HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO BUILD BYPASSES OVER PRISTINE WOODLANDS AND FARMLANDS, BUT IT STILL DOESN'T JUSTIFY THE UNWANTED DESTRUCTION OF PEOPLE'S NEIGHBORHOODS AND THEIR HOMES.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Petersen/Southeast Action Forum]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=neighborhoods and their homes.]
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[VO-NAT]

The group also says the increase in traffic would harm Roanoke's air quality, and cause increased pollution to the area.
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[Newsreel-Tease]
[anchor=Denise]
[writer=chr]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[tape=5 Net D]
[graphic=Eminent Domain]

The state could claim eminent domain to take landowners' property to build I-73.
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[vo]
[super=@file]

Tomorrow on Virginia Newsreel - join us for a look back at the controversy caused by construction of another roadway - the Blue Ridge Parkway. You can catch that story on News 7 Sunday morning beginning at 8.
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[Pow-Wow]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=SunAM]
[writer=chr]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]

Bringing history to life is nothing new for Roanoke's Explore Park. But today - the Park will be especially lively - with a Pow Wow. [DOUBLE-BOXES -- Denise / JACEY -- SMALL STUDIO] Some guests have joined Jacey this morning to tell us - and show us - more. [JACEY FULL -- SMALL STUDIO] Joining us is Garland Humble-bear Leeson - who organized the event - and, as you can see - several dancers taking part in today's Pow Wow.
[super=01-Garland Humble Bear Leeson/Pow Wow Organizer]


Mr. Leeson - what is the significance of a Pow Wow?
Why are you doing this at Explore Park today?
When is the Pow Wow going on?
Alright - we've got a preview of today's event... News 7 will be right back.
[DANCING AND MUSIC BEGINS]
[HOLD DANCING AND MUSIC INTO BREAK!]
[PRODUCER CALLS FOR BUMP THEN BREAK]

[Sports-Plays]


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


In sports, Vince Carter scored 50 points in the Raptors 102-78 win over Philadelphia.
Cater hit eight three pointers in the first half and finished with nine to tie a record set by Rex Chapman.
Toronto leads the Eastern Conference semifinal two games to one.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA/TNT-NBA;]


The Lakers are on the verge of sweeping the Sacramento Kings in the Western Conference Semifinal.
Kobe Bryant score 26 of his game high 36 points in the second half to lead Los Angeles to the 103-81 win over the Kings.
The Lakers have won 14 straight and can close out the Kings with a win Sunday in Sacramento.
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[Jefferson-Center]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday a.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off #]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]

Roanoke's old Jefferson High School is coming full circle. Starting next week, the building's auditorium will come back to life. Shannon Young has the story in this week's Time Off.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Janet Burrow/Jefferson Center Pres. & CEO; :20]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Glosson/Dir., Shaftman Performance Hall Director; :52]
[SUPER=01-Bill Krause/Opera Roanoke; 1:16]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=SY N7 ROANOKE.]

((The last time this stage hosted a performing art was more than a quarter century ago, when what is now known as the Jefferson Center was still Jefferson High School. But in less than a week, this theater will come to life as the curtain goes up on the newly renovated Shaftman Performance Hall.
[SOT 38:35-38:47]
[IN Q=What we tried to do was continue to keep...]

((What we tried to do was continue to keep the integrity of the original design of the auditorium and use that as our basis and improve on that in every way that we could.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=improve on that in every way that we could.]

A state of the art sound system will guarantee that whether you're in the first row or rear of the balcony, you'll catch every word, every note. Once green, the walls now sport a warmer shade, and fluorescent lights have given way to fixtures both functional and attractive. And nearly one-thousand plush, red velvet seats add a touch of glamour, and harken back to the twenties when the building was built.
[SOT 57:17-57:25]
[IN Q=People are coming in and their eyes...]

((People are coming in and their eyes are opening, tears are welling up, and that's even before it's being finished, which it is as we speak.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=which it is as we speak.]
[SOT 1:00:26-1:00:29]
[IN Q=As I think I said before...]

((As I think I said before, I'm giddy.))
[RUNS= :03]
[OUT Q=I'm giddy.]

Bill Krause and his Opera Roanoke have been nomadic for years, performing at Mill Mountain Theater and Olind Hall. And while Krause says he's grateful to have had access to those facilities, the new theater, Opera Roanoke's new home, is a dream come true.
[SOT 1:00:49-1:00:56]
[IN Q=It's nice to be able to walk out of our office...]

((It's nice to be able to walk out of our office door and directly into the theater. If we're rehearsing and need to come back to the office and get something we can do that.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=get something we can do that.]

Directors say they'll present an eclectic mix of entertainment to appeal to a wide variety of audiences. But, regardless of the performance, they're certain everyone will applaud the theater.
[SOT 57:28-57:37]
[IN Q=Next week when our performances start...]

((Next week, when our performances start on the 17th, the response will be overwhelming. There will be not a dry eye in the house, I predict. Absolutely.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=dry eye in the house. Absolutely.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))
[Anchor=Jacey]
[graphic=Hold]

Grand opening festivities will kick off Thursday with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. Opera Roanoke will take over Friday with a presentation of Carmen. And the Roanoke Ballet Theater will present North Carolina Dance Theater on Saturday.
[Diner-Tease]
[Anchor=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=Weekend Diner #3 1:40:32]
[GRAPHIC=none]

There's much more still ahead this morning - including Weekend Diner.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Hello I'm Brent Watts]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=next on the Weekend Diner. -- nats music]



[COMM #3]

[go straight to commercial]


[DinerOpen]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=chr/bwa]
[TAPE#=Diner Open]
[GRAPHIC=Weekend Diner - Local Colors]

The Local Colors festival celebrating the many cultures of people in the Roanoke Valley is coming up next weekend.
In today's Weekend Diner - Brent Watts is wrapping up some Japanese cuisine... that will make the sushi lovers salivate - and will change the minds of those who think sushi's just about raw fish...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]





[Weekend-Diner]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=WKND Diner #3 1:41:10]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hello I'm Brent Watts]
[RUNS=2:45]
[OUT Q=this edition of the Weekend Diner.]
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[ANCHOR=Jacey]

[Take FS Chyron 7153]
If you would like Norico's California Roll 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. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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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]


President Bush comments on the delayed execution of Timothy McVeigh.
(------------)

[vo-nat]
AND... state rescue workers look for a missing North Carolina man in the James River.
More on those stories just ahead.
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[2-shot hello]

[2Hunt-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=1-29 10:40]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Investigators are looking into what sparked a blaze at a Roanoke apartment complex late last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Fire broke out at Hunt Manor shortly after 11. Fire officials say it started in the upstairs bedroom. Everyone inside got out safely, but fire fighters had to force their way into the apartment next door to get the children out.
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[2McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=McVeigh]


Timothy McVeigh and his lawyers will spend the next month looking over 31-hundred FBI documents from his case.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The bureau handed over the papers containing new evidence on Thursday.
McVeigh's execution has been postponed for one month. He's reportedly distressed over the events - having all ready said goodbye to his family.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:00:52]
[IN Q=well it]

((ANOTHER TOUGH 30-DAYS-- LIKE STARTING OVER AGAIN, AND ITS GONNA BE FOUR WEEKS OF HELL. JUST THE WAY IT WAS THE LAST FOUR WEEKS WONT CHANGE ANYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Bill McVeigh/Father;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=over again]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Attorney General John Ashcroft delayed the execution so McVeigh's attorneys could review the evidence.
President Bush supports the decision and says McVeigh shouldn't revel in the FBI's mistake.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:01:22]
[IN Q=He should]

((HE SHOULD SAY HE'S LUCKY TO BE IN AMERICA. THAT'S WHAT HE OUGHT TO SAY. THAT THIS IS A COUNTRY WHO WILL BEND OVER BACKWARDS TO MAKE SURE THAT HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS ARE GUARANTEED.))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=are guaranteed]
(------------)
[anchor=Denise]
[ss=hold]


Lawyers for McVeigh's co-defendant, Terry Nichols, who's sentenced for life plan to appeal based on the new evidence.

[Neely]


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


The F-B-I's dealings with the case of a local attorney are also being called into question.
A judge has summoned an F-B-I official from Washington to show why he shouldn't be held in contempt of court... in connection with documents from the Keith Neely case. Neely was convicted of money laundering and drug running - and has requested a new trial.
Judge Jackson Kiser wants the F-B-I's Shawn O'Neill to be in federal court in Roanoke next Friday.
Judge Kiser wants to know why the government failed to produce documents he ordered turned over to Neely weeks ago.
The documents Neely sought from the F-B-I were made available to him only Thursday.

[11Million-Mom]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC09:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Last year - mothers everywhere united in Washington D-C to tell lawmakers more sensible gun laws were needed.
This year - the Million Mom March is keeping their mission a little closer to home.
Kate Weidaw tells us what the Roanoke chapter is doing tomorrow.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/May 14, 2000;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:13]
[SUPER=01-Pam Young/Million Mom March Organizer;:19]
[SUPER=01-Paul Hylton/Bryansteens Gun and Archery Manager;:50]
[SUPER=@Kate1;1:27]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]

(([NAT SOUND OF MILLION MOM MARCH LAST YEAR]
[RUNS= 8]


Their numbers made a statement last year, that moms across the country want law makers to pass more sensible gun laws.
This year the group is smaller but Pam Young hopes the message of the Million Mom March is just as loud in downtown Roanoke.

[SOT 14:56]
[INQ=]

((PAM YOUNG: WE JUST WANT TO REMIND PEOPLE WE'RE STILL HERE AND THERE ARE STILL THINGS THAT AREN'T RIGHT WITH THE SYSTEM THAT WE WANT TO GET RIGHT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


The Million Mom March is calling for extensive background checks for ANYONE who wants to purchase a weapon, gun safety locks, and requiring all handgun owners to be licensed and to register their weapon.

[SOT 14:01]
[INQ=]

((PAM YOUNG: WE'RE NOT BANNING GUNS BUT JUST FOR MAKING IT MORE RESPONSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO OWN GUNS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


But gun dealers say many of the things the Million Mom March is calling for are already on the books.

[SOT 22:17]
[INQ=]

((PAUL HYLTON/MANAGER BRYANSTEENS GUNS AND ARCHERY: ALL THE MANUFACTURES HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN PUTTING GUN SAFETY LOCKS WITH NEW FIRE ARMS AND THAT WAS REALLY A VOLUNTARY MOVE ON THEIR PART.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 11]


Hylton and other gun owners say gun safety starts with educating children. And to always keeping guns locked up.

[COVER SOT WITH SHOT OF SAFE AND AT THE END AT NAT OF SAFE CLOSING]
[SOT 23:14]
[INQ=]

((PAUL HYLTON: KIDS ARE NATURALLY CURIOUS SO WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND SECURING THE GUN IN A SAFE OR A GUN BOX OR A LOCK.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]

[NAT SAFE CLOSING]
No matter which side you're on the Million Mom March in Roanoke welcomes everyone.
[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW: YOUNG HOPES TO PACK LEE PLAZA ON SUNDAY NOT ONLY WITH WOMEN BUT CHILDREN AND MEN AND THOSE HOPING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MILLION MOM MARCH. IT ALL STARTS AT 5 O'CLOCK. KATE WEIDAW NEWS7 ROANOKE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 12]))



[Missing-Boater]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=5 Net E]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Rescue workers are continuing their search of the James River for a missing North Carolina man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newport News/Yesterday;]


Fifty-two-year-old James Johnson of Greenville, was last seen clinging to a cooler after the 18-foot sailboat he was aboard sank in the James River off Newport News yesterday.
Johnson's brother, 60-year-old Edward Johnson, and 79-year-old James Mitchell -- both of Greenville -- were both rescued.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Hundreds of volunteers are helping Bedford put ON its best as the dedication of the D-Day Memorial approaches. The latest, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

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

a Midevil fairy tale with some modern ingredients... just might make for a worthwhile mix in "The Knight's Tale". Anna Wentworth checks out the new flick starring one of Hollywood's hottest young actors... Stay with us...
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[STRAIGHT TO COMMERCIAL!!!] [soft music under]



[Grandin-Preservation]


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


The future, the past, and partying...
That sums up the Grandin Preservation Extravaganza going on in Roanoke today.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Denise - Jacey at Performance Set]

Jacey Birch joins some guests in our studio with more... [JACEY FULL]
Joining us this morning is Sallie Garst, who coordinated the event, and George Kegley - with the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation - which is one of many groups supporting the event.

[super=01-Sallie Garst/Grandin Preservation Extravaganza]
[super=01-George Kegley/Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation]


First of all Ms. Garst... why are you doing this?
(KICKS OFF HISTORIC PRESERVATION WEEK)


Mr. Kegley -- why is your organization supporting this?
We've got some pictures that capture some of Grandin's history - I believe this first one is of the Grandin Theater on opening day.
[TAKE FS # 9040 -- GRANDIN THEATER OPENING DAY]

This is what the inside of the Grandin looked like in 1932. Mr. Kegley - your foundation has taken a special interest in the Grandin Theater - tell us what you're doing. (MR. KEGLEY AD LIBS ABOUT TRYING TO GET IT ON THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF HISTORIC SITES)

Ms. Garst - we have a few other pictures... Here is Garland's Drug Store - what's the significance of it?
[TAKE FS # 9037 -- GARLAND'S DRUG STORE]


And our next picture is of a school - right?
[TAKE FS # 9041 -- SCHOOL - VA HTS?]
(VIRGINIA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY)


This ties in to this year's theme for National Historic Preservation Week - right?

(THEME IS RENEW, RESTORE, REDISCOVER YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS)


And our next picture is just a really cool photograph -
What exactly is going on TODAY?
[TAKE FS # 9038 -- 3 MEN 3 CARS]

Some folks might be seeing some vintage cars like these at today's extravaganza - right?
Alright - thanks for joining us...

If you're still looking for some things to do this today - here's a look at our Weekend Calendar...
[TAKE WEEKEND CALENDAR BOARDS!]







[LIVE-BUMP]
[ANCHOR=JACEY]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]

Now here's one more look at something else going on today that we told you about earlier. [TAKE POW WOW SMALL STUDIO FULL SCREEN] Here are some of the dancers taking part in today's Pow Wow at Explore Park. News 7 will be right back.
[HOLD UP DANCING / MUSIC INTO BUMP THEN BREAK]

[11D-Day-Volunteers]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-17 TC31:40]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


With a guest list that has more than 15-thousand names on it -- volunteers at the D-Day memorial in Bedford will have their work cut out for them.
Steve Smallshaw tells us how Bedford is preparing for its biggest bash ever.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They'll be]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Messier/Hospitality Committee Chairman; :37]
[SUPER=@ssm2; :50]
[SUPER=01-Greg Warren/Volunteer; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.]


(( They'll be coming here by the thousands.. drawn by a sense of history and a desire to honor heroes who laid down their lives 57 years ago.
Officials estimate at least 15- thousand people will attend the D-Day Memorial dedication June 6th.. people who will be on site hours before and hours after the 11:30 a.m. ceremony.
[natsot 12:16:18]

((INSTEAD OF DOING VOUCHERS WHERE THEY HAVE TO KEEP UP WITH IT..))
[RUNS= 03]


The D-Day Foundation has asked Bedford's Chamber of Commerce to take care of feeding and hydrating the crowds that day.
John Messier and a volunteer crew of 250 have been busy with the details, right down to picking the labels for the water bottles.
[SOT 12:10:24]

((JOHN MESSIER/HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE COFFEE AND DONUTS FOR THE FIRST FEW HOURS, FOR THE BREAKFAST MEAL, AND THEN THE HOT DOGS WILL START IN WE'LL HAVE HOT DOGS, CHIPS, THAT SORT OF THING.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=sort of thing.]


Food sales should be brisk.
With President Bush invited to speak, security will be tight and visitors won't be allowed to bring anything of their own onto the site.
Putting on a show like this requires a lot of manpower.. but just like D-Day, 1944, Bedford is providing more than its share.
[SOT 12:14:25]

((GREG WARREN/VOLUNTEER: WE'RE TRYING TO GATHER AS MANY BUSINESS EMPLOYEES FROM THE AREA, MEMBERS OF THE CHAMBER, TO COME TOGETHER AND HELP US WITH THIS EFFORT.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=with this effort.]
[SOT 12:09:57]

((JOHN MESSIER: THEY ALL WANT TO BE A PART OF THE EVENT I BELIEVE, AND THEY KNOW THE SIGNIFICANCE OF D-DAY IN THIS COMMUNITY AND IT'S JUST AN EMOTION- FILLED THING AND I THINK THEY JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO HELP OUT AS MUCH AS THEY CAN.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=as they can.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))

[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile #4]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]


A Buchanan couple is hoping to make an historic movie theatre a new box office draw.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan;]


Dale and Gloria Carter recently bought the 87-year-old theatre.
They're already hard at work restoring it ... and say almost all the theater's original features can be re-used.
The theatre's history dates back to the silent film era.
A flood shut it down in 1985.
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[SOT 9:06:01 - :19]
[IN Q=It's always bothered]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Carter;]

((GLORIA CARTER: IT'S ALWAYS BOTHERED ME THAT THE THEATRE'S BEEN CLOSED, SO WE'D LIKE TO SEE IT REOPENED FOR THE PUBLIC FOR MOVIES, LIVE PERFORMANCES, CONCERTS, BECAUSE IT'S SORT OF THE CENTER OF THE TOWN OF BUCHANAN :14 AND WE'D LIKE VERY MUCH TO SEE IT BE THE CENTER OF BUCHANAN AGAIN.))
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=Buchanan again.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Carters hope to open the theater in the fall.
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[TAKE PROFILE FS]
Find out more about the theater's history and the couple that's working to revive it tomorrow morning in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[FINAL LIVE]
[ANCHOR=DENISE AND JACEY -- SMALL STUDIO]
[TAPE=NONE]
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JACEY AD LIBS WEATHER
Jacey asks Lee about her music research and what she's doing at Explore Park.
[super=07-Lee Pinkerson]


Lee plays guitar to end of newscast!!!