[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 Senate's latest move may give patients more power- including the right to sue H-M-O-s. But will the President sign on?
(------------)

[vo-nat] And .. on I-81 - a rocky start to weekend traffic before the Fourth of July... Those stories and more just ahead.
(-------------)


[2-shot toss to Hello]

[11Missing-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC1:48:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke City police have a missing person's case on their hands.
They're looking for a woman missing since Thursday.
(--------------)
[VO-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Jennifer Barker is a contract employee with the Postal Service.
Sometime between six and seven Thursday morning, she left her Honda Accord on 5th Street behind the Main Post Office.
She parked it next to her mail truck, apparently leaving a cup of coffee on the truck.
Roanoke Police say Barker's disappearance is "unusual for her," as a responsible Postal employee.
Barker is five- feet- five, weighs 140 pounds, and has blond hair and blue eyes.
(--------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Anyone who may have seen her on or after Thursday is asked to call Roanoke police.

[Patients-Bill]


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


The Senate has passed Patients Rights Legislation which - among other things - guarantees access to emergency rooms without H-M-O clearance...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


It gives patients new rights to see pediatricians and other specialists and it mandates hospital stays for procedures such as Mast-ectomies.
It also adds new protections for employers against frivolous lawsuits.
The most contentious issue was giving patients the right to sue their H-M-O's.
Opponents say the right to sue could set off an invasion of trial lawyers.
While President Bush has said he is for Patients Rights legislation.. he has promised to veto this one.
(------------)



[1181-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC16:37]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


Weekend traffic came to a halt on Interstate 81 last night... after an accident involving four cars.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


State Police say a southbound car hit a deer near the Dixie Caverns exit in Roanoke County.
That started a chain reaction accident that involved three more vehicles.
Two people were slightly hurt. One was treated and released at the scene - another was treated and released at an area hospital.
(------------)



[11Gas-Prices]


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

Traffic will hopefully move a little more smoothly today - as the first wave of Independence Day travelers hits the road for Wednesday's festivities. Triple-A says nearly 32 MILLION Americans are hitting the road to travel away from home between today and Wednesday.


[ss=Gas Prices Down]

And they'll likely be happy to notice - gas prices are on the decline.
(------------)
[VO-NAT:25]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Prices throughout the nation have been dropping substantially over the past few weeks.
Since Memorial Day, the national average for a gallon of regular gas has dropped to a dollar fifty-two.
In Roanoke, prices have fallen to an average of a dollar thirty-three-- a fifteen cent drop since Memorial Day.
With vacation season in full swing people have good reason to be excited.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:00:04:16]
[IN Q=I like it]

((TERESA MUSSER; I LIKE IT A WHOLE LOT, IT'S MORE AFFORDABLE. I CAN GO PLACES A WHOLE LOT CHEAPER AND MAYBE YOU KNOW TAKE LONGER VACATIONS AND WHATEVER FOR YOUR FAMILIES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=07-Teresa Musser]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=things like that.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Industry officials say prices should continue to fall so long as production and distribution are problem free.
(------------)


[Swing]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=SatAM]
[tape=None]
[graphic=Fourth of July]

Independence Day is just around the corner - and folks are gearing up for festivities all across the region... One of the biggest Fourth of July celebrations in our area takes place at Victory Stadium...
[DOUBLE BOXES = DENISE / JACEY - SMALL STUDIO]

Jacey is joined by some guests in the studio who be adding a "swing" to the festivities there...
[JACEY FULL IN SMALL STUDIO WITH 9-MEMBER BAND!!!]
That's right... Members of the band "G-T Swing" got out of bed early this morning to join us... Thanks for coming...
Tell me about "G-T Swing"... How long have you been together? What kind of music do you play?
[super=01-Kyle Thomas/G.T. Swing]
[super=01-Melody Thomas/G.T. Swing]


What does "G-T Swing" mean?
Alright - you're playing Wednesday Night at the Fourth of July celebration at Victory Stadium. We'll have much more on that a little later...
But first... we'll be right back - AFTER we get a little flavor of G-T Swing.
JACEY STEPS OUT OF SHOT - BAND PLAYS OVER BOOKS BUMP AND INTO BREAK!!!
[BUMP] [BREAK]


[5-Clifton-Forge]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=501-06 26:24:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The City of Clifton Forge conducted business for the final time yesterday, getting ready for Sunday's reversion to town status.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - 13.5]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;]

Faced with a declining population, and the need to make expensive city improvements, officials say reversion makes good fiscal sense. Taxes had been raised because of spiraling costs, now residents will get a bit of a break.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Our tax rate...]
[SUPER=01-Dusty Rhodes/Mayor of Clifton Forge;]

((DUSTY RHODES/MAYOR OF CLIFTON FORGE; OUR TAX RATE HAS DROPPED DRAMATICALLY. CITIZENS IN CLIFTON FORGE WILL PAY HALF, OR LESS THAN HALF OF THE TAXES THEY WERE PAYING. ))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=they were paying.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - 9.5]

Rhodes says reversion will allow the city to give much needed raises to some town employees, and will allow the town to expand its public works department.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think we're in...]

((DUSTY RHODES/MAYOR OF CLIFTON FORGE; I THINK WE'RE IN A BETTER SITUATION TO MOVE FORWARD AND DO MORE THINGS FOR OUR CITIZENS, AND THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.))
[RUNS=7]
[OUT Q=what it's all about.]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT - 8+]

Rhodes says nearly every Clifton Forge employee who is losing a job through reversion has found work with Alleghany County.
(-------------)



[5-Rappleyea]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=501-15 18:05]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]

The first of two lawsuits against local television stations was resolved yesterday. A jury found for WSET in the suit filed by Charlene Rappleyea (ROP-ee--yay), who says she was devastated by broadcast news reports in the summer of 1999.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Rappleyea sued both WSET and WDBJ 7 after the stations aired stories about an assault warrant that was sworn out against her.
The parents of a seven-year-old girl claimed the Toys R Us employee had placed her hand in the child's pants to see if she was concealing shoplifted merchandise. The charge was later dismissed.
Yesterday, a Lynchburg jury considered the evidence for an hour and a half before returning a verdict.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're gratified]

((DAVID BRANSON/WSET'S ATTORNEY: WE'RE GRATIFIED THE JURY FOUND IN FAVOR OF WSET. I'VE ALWAYS BELIEVED IN THE JURY SYSTEM, AND IT WORKED HERE TODAY IN LYNCHBURG.)) ((HAYDEN FISHER/RAPPLEYEA'S ATTORNEY: AGAIN WE LOST THE CASE, BUT THE POINT WASN'T NECESSARILY TO WIN THE CASE SO MUCH AS IT WAS TO GIVE MRS. RAPPLEYEA A VOICE. AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD.))
[SUPER=01-David Branson/WSET Attorney; :]
[SUPER=01-Hayden Fisher/Rappleyea Attorney; :]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=and the opportunity to be heard.]
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Rappleyea's attorney says he intends to proceed with the lawsuit against WDBJ7. No trial date has been set for that case.

[Sports-Plays]


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


The star of last night's Roanoke Steam game didn't suit up, he doesn't even measure up if all your looking at is size.
Jackson Thomas made his public debut at the top of the third quarter.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]


He showed he has the heart to conquer even the biggest football player.
Three year old Jackson is a Leukemia survivor. He drew the winning ticket for a raffle held by the Leukemia And Lymphoma Society which raises money for cancer research.
(------------)


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

Stay with us... There's much more still to come this morning - including today's Home Tour.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:18-16:29]
[IN Q=My daughter]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=tips for you]



[COMM #3]

[go straight to commercial]


[11River-Bike]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-18 1:33:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Business is rolling right along for Lynchburg's newest downtown enterprise.. one that's helping attract more people to the city's historic riverfront.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :11]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Wes and Rita Green opened Blackwater Creek Bike Rentals in April and have been doing steady business ever since.


The Greens hope their business will convince others to take a chance on downtown.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:48:06]
[IN Q=We've done a]

((RITA GREEN/BLACKWATER CREEK BIKE RENTALS: WE'VE DONE A LOT OF TRAVELING AND WE SEE LYNCHBURG IS KIND OF JUST ON THE VERGE OF TAKING OFF AND THAT RESTORATION PERIOD, AND THERE'S GOOD IDEAS ABOUT DOWNTOWN AND PEOPLE NEED TO GET THE FEELING THAT THEY CAN COME BACK DOWN HERE AND DO THINGS AND THAT THERE ARE ACTIVITIES TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Rita Green/Blackwater Creek Bike Rentals]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=activities to do.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Green says if the bike business continues to thrive, they may expand into the rafting and tube rentals along the James River.
(------------)



[Home-Tours]


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


There's a beautiful home in Salem that might be more recognizable by the name, The Inn at Burwell Place.
But these days the owners are spending more time enjoying all the hard work they put into remodeling and decorating their home and MUCH LESS time running a bed and breakfast.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:48-20:05]
[IN Q=(walking up steps & knocking)]
[super=07-Cindi Lou Macmackin; 1:18]
[RUNS=3:15]
[OUT Q=feed the kittens]
(++++++++)
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

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





[LIVE-BUMP]
[Anchor=2-shot -- Denise]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[tape=None -- LIVE]
[graphic=None]


Coming up, Steve Mason learns how to keep his ball out of the gutter from professional women bowlers.
[anchor=Jacey]

And... the zoot suits have taken over the studios this morning...
(----------------)

[TAKE LIVE BAND -- SMALL STUDIO] G-T Swing performs for us again... a little later... [LIVE MUSIC UP - INTO BREAK!!!]
(----------------)

[COMM]


[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[ROLL COLD OUT OF THE OPEN]

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


Coming up .. A multi car accident on Interstate 81 ties up traffic... just before millions of Americans hit the road for Independence Day.
(------------)

And .. The state's new congressional redistricting has local residents speaking out.
Those stories and more just ahead....
(-------------)


[2-shot hello]

[2Patients-Bill]


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


The ayes have it. The Senate passed Patients Rights Legislation 59 to 36 yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


It gives patients new rights to see pediatricians and other specialists and it mandates hospital stays for procedures such as mastectomies.
It also adds new protections for employers against frivolous lawsuits.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=the president]

((THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID HE IS NOT GOING TO SIGN THIS BILL IN ITS PRESENT FORM.))
[SUPER=01-Tommy Thompson/Health & Human Services Secretary; ]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=in its present form.]
(------------)
[anchor=Denise]
[ss=None]


The most contentious issue was giving patients the right to sue their H-M-O's.
Opponents say the right to sue could set off an invasion of trial lawyers.

[Cheney]


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


Vice President Dick Cheney is in the hospital this morning...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington;]


Cheney says doctors at George Washington University Hospital will run wires to his heart through veins in his leg and determine whether he needs a pacemaker for an occasionally fast heartbeat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=i HAVE]

((DICK CHENEY/U.S. VICE PRESIDENT: I HAVE NO LONG-TERM DOUBTS. THE DOCTORS HAVE ASSURED ME THERE'S NO REASON WHY EITHER THE PROCEDURE OR THE DEVICE THAT'S BEING IMPLANTED SHOULD, IN ANY WAY, INHIBIT MY CAPACITY TO FUNCTION AS THE VICE-PRESIDENT. ))
[SUPER=01-Dick Cheney/U.S. Vice President;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=VICE PRESIDENT]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Cheney has suffered four heart attacks over the past quarter-century and has experienced heart problems three times since the election.
(------------)



[2-1181-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC16:37]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


Authorities hope a chain reaction crash on I-81 last night is NOT a preview of things to come... as millions of travelers take to the roads for Independence Day travel today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Last night - a southbound car hit a deer near the Dixie Caverns exit in Roanoke County... according to State Police.
That accident sparked a chain reaction accident that involved three more vehicles.
Two people were slightly hurt - one was treated and released from an area hospital.
(------------)



[Warner-Money]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


The war of words about money continues in the race for Virginia's top political spot. Republican candidate for Governor Mark Earley says his Democratic opponent accepted money from a convicted felon - pardoned by President Clinton.
[super=Mark Warner]

Mark Warner's campaign says he's keeping the 5-THOUSAND dollar donation from Norfolk business man George W- Roper the Second. Roper was convicted of bribery and government fraud in 1974.
[super=Mark Earley]

The Earley camp says Warner needs to keep a closer eye on his funds than theirs. Earlier this month - Earley returned a donation from a company Democrats charged had ties to the Internet porn industry.

[11Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC55:18]
[GRAPHIC=Redistricting]


The political landscape is about to change - literally... as Virginia's General Assembly prepares for Congressional redistricting...
Lawmakers re-convene in Richmond next Monday for a special session.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Political analysts say the Republican majority is doing so well in Virginia that it only needs to "tinker around the edges" of the current Congressional districts.
In the Senate Republican plan, Independent Virgil Goode's 5th district would pick up Lynchburg, Amherst County, and all of Bedford.
Democrat Rick Boucher's 9th district would "head east" into Patrick County, and grab almost all of Western Roanoke County and Salem.
The House plan is more provocative.
Blacksburg and Northeast Montgomery County are sliced out of Boucher's 9th, and inserted into Republican Bob Goodlatte's 6th district.
Boucher then picks up the more rural and conservative Alleghany and Botetourt Counties.
(------------)




[Hearing-Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC18:14]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

Last night residents across Southwest Virginia gave their two cents worth about Congressional redistricting plans. Many said they are happy with their districts - just they way they are...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bill Loop/Botetourt Co. Supervisor;:00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Crosby/Botetourt Co. Resident;:10]
[SUPER=01-Ann Hess/Montgomery Co. Resident;:20]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=important perspectives]
(([SOT 17:27:33]
[INQ=]

((BILL LOOP/BOTETOURT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: LEAVE BOTETOURT COUNTY IN THE 6TH DISTRICT WE'RE REPRESENTED WELL NOW AND THE 9TH IS REPRESENTED WELL NOW AND THOSE TWO GUYS WORK WELL TOGETHER.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS8]

[SOT 17:29:33]
[INQ=]

((JIM CROSBY/BOTETOURT COUNTY: BOTETOURT HAS TRADITIONALLY BEEN IN THE 6TH DISTRICT I SEE ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO MORE BOTETOURT OUT OF THE 6TH INTO THE 9TH.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS8]

[SOT 17:12:17]
[INQ=]

((ANN HESS/MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENT: CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS THAT WOULD SELECTIVELY DIVIDE OUT BLACKSBURG AND VIRGINIA TECH WOULD ELIMINATE A SOURCE OF IMPORTANT PERSPECTIVES.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]))
(----------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; QUICK!!]


Other Montgomery County residents said they were worried if Blacksburg moved into the Sixth Congressional district funding that normally goes to Virginia Tech would have to be divided with the Star City.
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[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[graphic=Hold]


If you missed last night's public hearing another one will be held next Friday at 7pm in the Roanoke City Council Chambers.
[Antiques]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[writer=jbi/chr]
[tape=01-39]
[graphic=None]


You've heard that one person's trash is another's treasure... well the same may go for antiques.
At least it seems to be the case in the Roanoke Valley where the Daughters of American Revolution Antique show has been coming back for the past 34 years. Jacey joins us with a guest to tell us more about this weekend's show.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Denise / JACEY -- PERFORMANCE SET]

Old items will be turning new, for many this weekend as they search for their favorite pieces and special antiques. Joining us right now is Lucille Chapman with D-A-R.
Lucille - This is the 35th annual Antique show, why does D-A-R have this event every year?
[super=01-Lucille Chapman/Daughters of the American Revolution]

We stopped by to check it out yesterday...
(---------------)

[vo-nat]
[super=03-Roanoke/Yesterday]

As you can see from the video - there's a little bit of everything...
What are some of the types of vendors you'll have at this year's show?
What about appraisals and repairs? [B-ROLL RUNS 1:30]
(-------------------)


How long is it going on? And what are the prices?
And where do the proceeds go?
Alright - thanks for joining us...

JACEY READS TEASE #2 SOLO!!!



[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=JACEY SOLO -- PERFORMANCE SET]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
We'll hear much more from G-T Swing, still ahead this morning. And...
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

Steven Spielberg's latest offering hits the big screen. Anna Wentworth checks out the highly-anticipated "A-I" in today's Movie Review. But first - if you are one of the millions of Americans who are traveling today........
[Jacey ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
(-------------)

[Jacey MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]
[Jacey-Intro]
[anchor=Jace]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]

I'll have your holiday weather forecast - after this.
[GO INTO SPONSOR]
[2Swing]
[anchor=Jacey]
[newscast=SatAM]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]

G-T Swing is one of many local bands that will be rocking this Independence Day.

[DOUBLE BOXES = JACEY / DENISE -- SMALL STUDIO]

But first - they've joined US early this morning for a sneak preview. Denise?
[TAKE DENISE FULL]
G-T Swing and a host of other musicians are taking the stage at Roanoke's Victory Stadium Wednesday...
This isn't the first year G-T Swing has played at the Fourth of July event, right?
[super=01-Kyle Thomas/G.T. Swing]
[super=01-Melody Thomas/G.T. Swing]


You'll be joined by several other musicians and there's plenty of stuff going on... Can you tell us about that?
What time do the festivities begin at Victory Stadium? (8pm)
Thanks for joining us this morning... We'll be right back ... AFTER we hear a little more from G-T Swing.
BAND PLAYS INTO STREAMING VIDEO AND COMMERCIAL BREAK [STREAMING VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT 4943 EssC] [BREAK]

[11Averett]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC1:14:00]
[GRAPHIC=Averett College]


Beginning this weekend - Averett College is no more.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Averett is set to officially become Averett University.
Yesterday, the school held a reception and began changing the signs around campus.
Averett's first year as a university also marks the last year for its president who plans to retire next spring.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:35:58]
[IN Q=My role I hope will be]

((FRANK CAMPBELL/COLLEGE PRESIDENT: MY ROLE I HOPE WILL CONTINUE TO BE JUST AS ITS BEEN FOR THE LAST SIXTEEN YEARS. WE'VE WORKED HARD TO GET TO THIS PLACE. I WANT TO WORK VERY HARD TO LAY THE FOUNDATION FOR AVERETT UNIVERSITY. IT WILL BE A YEAR OF TRANSITION FOR ME PERSONALLY BUT ALSO WILL BE ONE FOR THE UNIVERSITY.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Campbell/Averett College President]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=for the university]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Board of Trustees just recently formed a search committee to begin looking for a new president.
Yesterday's celebration was just a small one.
The school plans to hold a series of events when students return to campus in the fall.
(------------)



[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]


He's a master cabinetmaker... but Jake Cress just wants you to laugh at his work.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :26]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


The 56-year-old Fincastle man is internationally known for what he calls "Funny Furniture."
His pieces poke fun at traditional furniture...
"Hickory Dickory Clock" is a working grandfather clock with its pendulum swinging to smash a mouse running up its face.
"Oops!" is a chair with one leg reaching out to grab a ball that's escaped its clutches.
Cress' work is on book covers and in museums, but he scoffs at being called an "artist."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:03:22 - :33]
[IN Q=A lot of ]

((JAKE CRESS: A LOT OF CABINETMAKERS CALL THEMSELVES ARTISTS AND THEY'RE NOT, THEY'RE JUST CABINETMAKERS LIKE ME AND THEY TAKE THEMSELVES TOO SERIOUSLY. AND I WANTED TO PUT SOME FUN IN THERE. ))
[SUPER=01-Jake Cress/Master Cabinetmaker;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=fun in there.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :09]


Cress does all his work from an 18th Century log cabin in Fincastle.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE PROFILE FS]
Get to know Jake Cress and his work tomorrow morning in this week's Virginia Profile.
(+++++++++)



[3Swing]
[anchor=Denise and Jacey -- SMALL STUDIO]
[newscast=SatAM]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]


We want to thank G-T Swing for joining us this morning...
Again - you can catch them at Independence Day festivities at Roanoke's Victory Stadium...
What time does it kickoff?

[super=01-Kyle Thomas/G.T. Swing]
[super=01-Melody Thomas/G.T. Swing]


Thanks for joining us. Have a great Saturday...
BYE!!!