[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[roll cold out of the open]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]

Coming up .. A van MAY hold a clue Roanoke Police are looking for in their search for a missing woman.
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[vo-nat] And .. A new Miss Virginia is crowned. Meghan Shanley joins us in just a moment...
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[2-shot toss to Hello]


[11Missing-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-24 - 52:18]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

The search for evidence in the case of a missing Salem woman has led Roanoke city police to a van. Authorities are HOPING to speak with the man who apparently took the vehicle - on a test drive. Kate Weidaw has the latest in the search for 44- year- old Jennifer Barker.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday; :14]
[SUPER=@Kate2; :24]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=kw news7 roanoke]

((Roanoke City Police are looking for fingerprints and hair fibers from Jennifer Barker in this van. Authorities say her acquaintance Dewy Lee Summerlin took the van for a test drive Wednesday and didn't return it until Thursday afternoon. Officials say sometime between six and seven Thursday morning Barker parked her Honda Accord on Fifth Street behind the Main Post office. Authorities say they found a warm cup of coffee on her mail truck. Barker had only been missing 90 minutes before an acquaintance called police saying it was unlike her to not show up for work. And with no trace of Barker since Thursday police are calling her disappearance suspicious. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=TERESA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Roanoke Police believe Summerlin is in the area and officials say they just want to talk to him.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE CRIMELINE FS IN PINNACLE] If you have any information about where Jennifer Barker may be you can call Crime Line at 344-8500.
(+++++++++)





[am-Clifton-Forge]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-14 - 1:46:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The City of Clifton Forge is no more...
At midnight -- the city reverted to town status, and became part of Alleghany County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge]


Some employees spent Friday packing up their desks .
While some city employees did lose their jobs because of reversion, the Mayor of Clifton Forge says nearly everybody landed on their feet... and there may even be a net GAIN of jobs after consolidation of social services departments. Clifton Forge is holding a reception for its residents tomorrow to commemorate the newly attained town status...
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[BUS-AX]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=SUN AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Passengers of a charter bus are recovering this morning after a horrific crash near Denver, Colorado.
The driver has been arrested.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kenosha Pass, CA;]


No one was killed -- but at least four people were airlifted to hospitals with serious injuries.
The bus was carrying 46 teens and adults from Minnesota to a ranch operated by a Christian youth organization.
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[SOT 5:03:49]
[IN Q=I was sleeping]
[SUPER=01-Tyler Haschig/Victim;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=very lucky]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Police say debris in the roadway may have sliced open a tire, causing the crash.
But investigators are also trying to determine if the driver was traveling too fast in wet conditions.
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[Chet-Atkins]


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


Country music has lost a prolific musician and producer.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=@file]


Chet Atkins died of yesterday of cancer.
The Nashville guitar player recorded more than 75 albums of guitar instrumentals and sold over 75 million albums.


His guitar style influenced a generation of rock musicians.
He also played on hundreds of other hit records, including Elvis Presley's ``Heartbreak Hotel,'' ``Your Cheatin' Heart'' by Hank Williams and ``Wake Up Little Susie'' by the Everly Brothers.
He died at his home in Nashville. He was 77.
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[American-Airlines]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=American Airlines]


The summer travel season will run smoothly for American Airlines now that a strike of its flight attendants' union has been averted.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX;]


Negotiators reached the settlement on Saturday, just hours before President Bush planned to step in and block a threatened walkout.
Neither the airline nor the Association of Professional Flight Attendants is offering any details about the settlement.
Final ratification isn't expected until later this summer.
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[Hollywood-STrike]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC= wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 05:36:14]
[SUPER=@file;]

Hollywood could be in a panic by morning if actors don't get an acceptable contract by midnight. Negotiators for actors' associations are bargaining with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers for a new contract. TV and film production could grind to a halt if an agreement isn't reached tonight.
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[Pageant-Winner]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-32 15:36]
[GRAPHIC=Miss Virginia Pageant]


A New Miss Virginia was crowned in Roanoke last night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats - the New Miss Virginia]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=Miss Hampton Holly Days -- NATS MUSIC]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; HOT CHANGE TO NEXT SUPER]
[SUPER=04-Miss Virginia Pageant - WSET; -- HOLD UP THROUGH VIDEO]


21 year old Meghan Shanley was one of 26 women vying for the title.
She came to the pageant as Miss Hampton Holly Days Festival. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a degree in communications.
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[Miss-Virginia]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=Sun AM]
[writer=chr]
[tape=None]
[graphic=Hold]

After a late night - Miss Virginia is joining us in the studio this morning...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Denise / JACEY PERFORMANCE SET]

That's right Denise... Meghan Shanley is with us after what must have been a long but exciting night... Good morning and congratulations...
First of all - how much sleep did you get?
[super=01-Meghan Shanley/Miss Virginia]

Where are you from?
What do you hope to accomplish as Miss Virginia?
What is your platform (cause? issue?)?
Where are you off to next this morning?
You will, of course, will be headed to Atlantic City in September to represent Virginia in the Miss America pageant. Good luck...
Congratulations again and thanks for joining us this morning.

[DOUBLE BOXES = Jacey / DENISE]


JACEY TOSSES BACK TO DENISE


[11Greenway]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-37 - 12:45]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Local officials took a trip on the Roanoke River this weekend.
They're checking out the course of a proposed recreation path.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The excursion is designed to increase support for the area as a greenway.
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[SOT 15:10:58 15:19:36]
[IN Q=We need more]

(( BOB GOODLATTE: WE NEED MORE GREENWAYS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND THE POTENTIAL TO HAVE ONE THAT RUNS FROM GREEN HILL PARK ON THE WEST SIDE OF SALEM THROUGH THE CITY OF ROANOKE AND MAYBE ALL THE WAY TO EXPLORE PARK MAYBE WOULD BE A TREMENDOUS ASSET FOR THIS AREA.)) ((LIZ BELCHER/GREENWAYS COORDINATOR: I APPRECIATE...SUPPORT OF LOCAL OFFICIALS.))
[SUPER=@Goodlatte; :01]
[SUPER=01-Liz Belcher/Greenways Coordinator; :14]
[RUNS=30]
[OUT Q=local officials.]
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[VO-NAT]

Liz Belcher is the Roanoke Valley Greenway Coordinator. She says greenways provide recreation for people of all ages and also bring economic benefits to those areas which have them.
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[Tease#1]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up in Time Off - a trip to a popular hiking spot.. It's a little rocky - but not too strenuous. And the destination - has quite a payoff for nature lovers.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

Plus...
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[VO-NAT]

in Virginia Profile... a local furniture maker whose work may be internationally - known - but he just wants you to laugh at it. Stay with us.
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[LOTTO] [COMM]



[Roaring-Run]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off #2]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]

If you like a short hike with a big reward at the end - today's Time Off is for you. Shannon Young takes us to Roaring Run.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When warm weather drives you to...]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Jacobsen/Jefferson National Forest; 30]
[SUPER=@Shannon1; :59 -- QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=STD]

((When warm weather drives you to this picturesque spot in Botetourt County you might be startled to find the first feature you run across is called "The Furnace". But the landmark does little more than throw shadows these days.
[SOT 59:08-58:15]
[IN Q=The furnace was built in...]

((The furnace was built in the 1830's and went to about 1859. This made a crude type of pig iron.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=made a crude type of pig iron.]

Workers used the Roaring Run creek to float the iron to the James River. Today, the creek serves fishermen in search of trout and provides a sometimes noisy backdrop for picnickers and hikers.
[SOT 59:47-59:57]
[IN Q=Roaring Run is very loud.]

((Roaring Run is very loud. A day or two after a heavy rain if you're up in this canyon you can hardly hear each other talk if you're standing next to somebody.)) [RUNS :10]
[OUT Q=if you're standing next to somebody.]

Which means you won't feel guilty about walking single file on the short trail to the upper and lower falls.
[SOT 1:00:24-1:00:32]
[IN Q=it's about six-tenths of a mile...]

((It's about six-tenths of a mile but it's not for your average hiker. It's for somebody who can deal with exposed rocks and brush.)) [RUNS :08]
[OUT Q=deal with exposed rocks and brush.]
[SOT 1:08:29-1:08:35]
[IN Q=The trail is short but rocky...]

((The trail is short but rocky so wear good hiking shoes. Bring bug spray to ward off the gnats. And don't forget your camera.)) [RUNS :06]
[OUT Q=And don't forget your camera.]

Because once you arrive at your destination you might not want to leave.
[SOT 59:58-1:00:05]
[IN Q=We have a falls here that's really popular...]

((We have a falls here that's about 30-35 feet that's really popular with the local people. In fact, we've had several weddings up here in this spot.)) [RUNS :08]
[OUT Q=weddings up here in this spot.]
[SOT 1:01:00-1:01:08]
[IN Q=It's still a very popular place...]

((It's still a very popular place, a very pretty place. It's remote which saves it from a whole lot of traffic but, the people who know that it's here will keep coming back.)) [RUNS :08]
[OUT Q=people who know that it's here will keep coming back.]

And not just to beat the heat. Shannon Young, News 7, Botetourt County.))
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN] If you would like to check out Roaring Run in your time off - you can get directions from our web site at W-D-B-7-dot-com. Just click on the Time Off suitcase. We'll be right back.
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(adlib toss to albums bump)

[Take Full Screen albums Bump]
[Chyron #7151 ]



[COMM # 3][Health-Check]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=weekend am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Check]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]


In this week's health check - why people get sick from swimming pools, lakes and water parks... EVERY year.
A new treatment for fibroid tumors gives women an alternative to a hysterectomy.
Plus, starting today - more Virginians can qualify for Medicaid.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=More low income Virginia's are]
[super=@Joy1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert O'Brien/Lewis-Gale Medical Center; 39]
[SUPER=01-Jim Bowles/Environmental Health Manager; 1:23]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT Q=I'm Joy Sutton]

(([on-camera]
More low income Virginians are now eligible for Medicaid. That's because the state has raised the amount a senior or disabled person can make to qualify for coverage.
As of today, Virginians who make 573 dollars or less a month will be eligible for assistance.
In other health news,
A new procedure offers women with fibroid tumors an alternative to surgery.
In the past a hysterectomy - or removal of the uterus- was the most common treatment. [tape 5 ] But now women can opt for a procedure known as uterine fibroid embolization. During the procedure, a catheter is placed into the artery that feeds the uterus --then tiny particles are injected.
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[SOT7:47:47]
[IN Q=It cuts off the blood supply]

((IT CUTS OFF THE BLOOD SUPPLY TO ALL THE FIBROIDS AND IN DOING SO CAUSING THEM TO SHRINK AND THEN THE PATIENT WOULD HAVE LESS SYMPTOMS))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=would have less symptoms]


Doctor Robert O'Brien says every year more than 200-thousand hysterectomies are performed because of fibroids. He says those women could benefit from the new procedure.
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[SOT7:46:58]
[IN Q=The best patient is someone]

((THE BEST PATIENT IS SOMEONE WHO'S HAVING PROBLEMS, PAIN, DISCOMFORT OR BLEEDING, EXCESSIVE BLEEDING AND KNOWS THAT THEY'RE NOT INTERESTED IN HAVING CHILDREN ANYMORE))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=children anymore]

[on-camera]
Also making medical headlines, Health officials are encouraging swimmers to be aware of recreational water illnesses. [tape ]
Those who swim in lakes, pools or any other body of water are at risk.
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[SOT00:44]
[IN Q=The ones that are most common are]

((THE ONES THAT ARE MOST COMMON ARE GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES --AND THOSE ARE MOSTLY CAUSED BY INTESTINAL PARASITES ARE BACTERIA LIKE E COLI))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=like e-coli]


The illnesses are spread by water contaminated with feces from humans or animals.
For most people the illness isn't very serious and passes in a few days - but for those with weakened immune systems - it can be more serious.
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[SOT3:12]
[IN Q=It's important that parents]

((IT'S IMPORTANT THAT PARENTS CLOSELY SUPERVISE KIDS THAT ARE NOT TOILET TRAINED --THAT THEY CHANGE DIAPERS OFTEN -THAT THEY CHANGE DIAPER IN RESTROOM OR POOL AREA --WHERE ACCIDENTAL CONTAMINATION COULD OCCUR ))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=could occur]

[on-camera]
Contamination occurs when water is ingested... So avoid getting water in your mouth.
That's this week's health check, I'm Joy Sutton.))


[S-Charity]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sunday Morning]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-92 14734TC]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY]


Earlier this week the Martinsville Speedway - which has long been known for producing "Thunder in the Foothills" - announced that it's hoping to silence the cries of needy children in Henry County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]

Speedway President Clay Campbell is spearheading a new organization called the Martinsville Speedway Children's Foundation. The non-profit group hopes to raise $50 thousand dollars in its first year to help kids in southside. Campbell, who is a father of two, says having children of his own helped him realize the importance of such an endeavor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="WE WERE INVOLVED...]
[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; :00]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=...TOP OF THE LIST."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD SPEEDWAY]

The Speedway also is hosting a Henry County community wide Independence Day celebration this week. Tuesday night July 3rd the track welcomes the "Chairman of the Board" and the "Charlie Daniels Band" to the track for a free concert.


[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun 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 .. Authorities believe they've found a van that MAY have been involved in the disappearance of a local woman.

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

And .. Virginia's teen drivers are among many hit with new laws that go into effect today.
we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]



[2Missing-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke city police have released pictures of a van they think MAY be connected to a missing person case.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

44-year-old Jennifer Barker of Salem didn't show up for work at Roanoke's main post office Thursday morning...
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]

But police found her Honda Accord - near where they found a warm cup of coffee on her mail truck. Now - city police are looking for Barker's fingerprints or hair fibers in a van that an acquaintance - Dewey Lee Summerlin - reportedly took for a test drive. Police say he took the van Wednesday and didn't return it until Thursday afternoon.
(------------)
[anchor=Denise]
[graphic=None]

Authorities are calling Barker's disappearance suspicious. They believe Summerlin's in the area... and say they just want to speak with him...
(+++++++++)

[TAKE CRIMELINE FS IN PINNACLE] If you have any information about where Jennifer Barker may be you can call Crime Line at 344-8500.
(+++++++++)



[Cheney]


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


Sunday is definitely a day of rest for Vice President Dick Cheney.
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[SOT 5:24:38]
[IN Q=good]

((GOOD. SORE SHOULDER. GOOD SHAPE.))
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=GOOD SHAPE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Doctors want him to take it easy for a short time to give his surgical incision time to heal.
His doctor at George Washington University Medical Center says Cheney's life expectancy is ``excellent.''
The surgery to implant a special pacemaker should prevent any future irregular heartbeats.
The doctor says Cheney's heart condition should NOT prevent Cheney from remaining in office.
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[2Bus-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Colorado police have arrested the driver of a charter bus that overturned near Denver last night and seriously injured at least four people.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kenosha Pass, CO;]
The bus was carrying 46 teens and adults from Minnesota to a ranch operated by a Christian youth organization.


No one was killed -- but at least four people were airlifted to hospitals with serious injuries.
Police say debris in the roadway may have sliced open a tire, causing the crash.
But investigators are also trying to determine if the driver was traveling too fast in wet conditions.
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[11Holiday-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kle]
[TAPE#=01-22 - 1:15:07]
[GRAPHIC=Fourth of July]


Triple-A expects more people than in past years to be on the road as the Fourth of July holiday approaches. And State Police are gearing up.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


State troopers expect traffic to continue increasing prior to Independence Day and the day after.
Troopers are taking some extra precautions to ensure safety this week.
More police will be on the highway to enforce the speed limit.
Police say they aren't expecting any major backups, and if everyone obeys the laws they will get where they are going - safely and on time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :02:31]
[IN Q=We ask that everyone]

((DAN JESSEE/ VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: WE ASK THAT EVERYONE BUCKLE UP AND THAT IF ALL THE DRIVERS WILL OBEY THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT. DRIVE SAFELY AND COURTEOUSLY TOWARDS THE OTHER DRIVERS AND IF THEIR GOING TO DRINK, BY ALL MEANS LET SOMEONE ELSE DRIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Jessee/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=let someone else drive.]
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[VO-NAT]


State Police expect traffic to be heavy until next Saturday as people are returning home from vacation.
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[11Teen-Driving]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-31 - 8:42]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Hundreds of new laws passed by the General Assembly go into effect today. And many of those - affect drivers - especially teenagers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

One that has teenagers and parents talking is the driving bill. As of today teens now have to wait six extra months to receive a learners permit and driver's license. Teens will now have to be 15 and a half for a permit and 16 and a half for a license. Drivers under 17 will only be allowed one passenger under 18 unless the passenger is a family member. And a new curfew has been set for drivers under the age of 18 - no driving between midnight and 4 a-m unless you're going to or from work or school. We'll have reaction from teens on the new rules this evening on News7 at 6.
(------------)






[Breathalyzer-Tests]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Drunk Driving]


And another new driving law goes into effect today... this one - affecting those charged with drinking and driving.
Starting today, judges and juries in Virginia WILL be informed when a drunken driving defendant refuses to take a breathalyzer test. But the law also instructs judges and juries not to consider their refusal as evidence of guilt.
Defense lawyers attack the law as being unfair and irrelevant as to whether a driver was truly intoxicated when pulled over.


[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[ss=New River Valley Speedway]


In Sports, Phillip Morris has dominated the New River Valley Speedway in the month of June.
He took the checkered flag in the New River Pontiac GMC/Gingers Jewelry 200 last night, his fourth straight victory.
Here are the results from the Late Model Stocks and Late Model Trucks races. [WIPE TO MOTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5026;]
[SUPER=0125-1. Phillip Morris/2. Chad Harris/3. Wade Day/4. Tink Reedy/5. Eric Sartin/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0125-6. Brandon Nichols/7. Jason Dickerson/8. Jason Mitcham/9. Clay Highberger/10. Hank Kidd/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0126-1. Aaron Deplazes/2. Bo Howell/3. Rick Sigmon/4. Jason Lawrence/5. Brian Creasy/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0126-6. Robert Whitlow/7. Rusty Skews/8. Jeff French/9. Randy Howard/10. Brianne Cronrath/;]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=LAST DRIVER]
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[super=#555;reset]



[Pageant-Winner]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-32 15:36]
[GRAPHIC=Miss Virginia Pageant]


A New Miss Virginia was crowned in Roanoke last night.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats - the New Miss Virginia]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=Miss Hampton Holly Days -- NATS MUSIC]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; HOT CHANGE TO NEXT SUPER]
[SUPER=04-Miss Virginia Pageant - WSET; -- HOLD UP THROUGH VIDEO]


21 year old Meghan Shanley was one of 26 women vying for the title.
She came to the pageant as Miss Hampton Holly Days Festival. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a degree in communications.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7.......
This furniture is sure to hit your funny bone and that's exactly what the creator wants.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]


And... Lynchburg gets out the broom...
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Hillcats sweep a series with Salem in Carolina League action.
Highlights coming up.
[Jacey ad-lib into the travel forecast]
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[Jacey MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]


[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sun-AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]


"Funny furniture" is getting to be serious business for a Fincastle man.
Jake Cress' bizarre breed of furniture has won worldwide recognition... but he says he'll never leave Fincastle.
Marya Jones has his story in this week's Virginia Profile.
[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Va-Profile]


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


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=The highest compliment]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jack Cress/Cabinet Maker; :06]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=MJ, N7.]

(( The highest compliment you can pay master cabinet-maker Jake Cress is to laugh at his work.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:02:11 - :17]

((JAKE CRESS: I WANTED TO DO FURNITURE THAT WOULD MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH.))
[RUNS= 06]


With that in mind, Cress has spent the last 20 years carving out his own genre ... He calls it "Funny Furniture."


There's "Hickory Dickory Clock" ... a working grandfather clock, trying to smash a mouse with its pendulum.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:41:44 - :48]

(( THIS IS THE CORRUPTED FORM OF THE NURSERY RHYME COME TO LIFE. )) [RUNS :04]
There's "Oops!" -- a chair with one leg reaching out to grasp a ball that's escaped its clutches...
His "Crippled Table" features three legs and a crutch.
And this one, he calls "Peel Here."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:43:07 - :13]

(( WHAT YOU DO IS YOU TAKE A REAL SHARP KNIFE AND YOU RIP BACK HERE AND IT'S AMAZING WHAT YOU FIND INSIDE THAT WOOD, ISN'T IT?)) [RUNS :06]
Limited edition pieces like these have caught international attention and graced the covers of books and magazines.
Several are featured in museums.
"Hickory Dickory Clock" recently claimed 13-thousand dollars in an auction at Sotheby's.
But Cress balks at calling what he does "art."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:03:41 - :46]

(( OH, I'M FLATTERED WHEN PEOPLE CALL ME AN ARTIST. I KNOW WHAT I AM, I'M A CABINETMAKER, I'M NOT AN ARTIST.)) [RUNS :05]
He makes his furniture inside an 18th century log cabin.
With his seafaring cap and ever-present pipe, Cress appears every bit the crusty, former sailor.
He spent five years in the Navy.
He also spent years acting, winning a small part in the movie "Sommersby" in 1993.
That's him on the left... as the town marshall.
But it's the other role that keeps calling. [NAT SOUND ABOUT SELF PORTRAIT CHAIR] Cress' traditional pieces are more popular with customers than his funny furniture... like his "self-portrait chair."

But even with his work commanding as much as 25-THOUSAND dollars from customers around the world ... there's one thing about Cress' self-portrait that won't change...

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:03:56 - 15:04:02]

(( NOBODY KNOWS WHERE FINCASTLE IS. BUT THAT'S OK. I LOVE IT, IT'S QUIET AND PEACEFUL HERE. )) [RUNS :06]
Marya Jones, News 7.))

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[TAKE WEB ADDRESS FS] If you're interested in checking out Jake Cress' furniture - you can go to his website at www-dot-jake-cress-dot-com.
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[Lexington-Fourth]


[ANCHOR=JACEY]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Independence Day]


The Downtown Lexington Development Association is extending an invitation to you to attend an all- American Independence Day celebration.
Of course - it includes music and food.
[double boxes Jacey/Denise]


Denise is going to get the details from the party's organizers.

Jacey, it's called The Annual Bruce Allen Fourth of July Celebration. It's a good time, family fun which benefits area charities. [DENISE FULL]
Here to tell us about it are the producers of the show, Bruce Allen and Jim Hickman.

[SUPER=01-Bruce Allen/4th of July Celebration Co-Producer;]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hickman/4th of July Celebration Co-Producer;]


What has made this show such a success over the years?
It's for area charities and one of them is Child Alert. Explain what Child Alert Is?
(------------)

[vo-nat]
[super=03-Lexington/Last Year;]



[runs=:55]
(---------------------)


[when talking about Sherman Hemsley, i.e. George Jefferson]
(+++++++++)

[full screen picture of Sherman Hemsley]
When?Where?
(++++++++++)

[full screen info board]

(+++++++++++)

There's more News 7 Sunday Morning to come. As you look at the singles topping the charts, take a listen to Keith Bryant, one of the top acts for the Bruce Allen's Fourth of July Celebration.
[TAKE SINGLES BUMP WITH KEITH BRYANT CD MUSIC]

[am-Quakers]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-19 1:18:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]

An annual gathering of Quakers from across the country is taking place in Blacksburg this weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Friday organizers were busy making last minute arrangements for the 19-hundred Quakers who arrived yesterday. The 2001 Gathering of Friends Conference is being held on the Virginia Tech campus. The week-long event has a packed schedule of workshops, music, speakers and worship.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:30:43]
[IN Q=HERE IT'S]

((KATIE PERCH/CONFERENCE VOLUNTEER; HERE IT'S REALLY A TIME FOR THAT I CAN GET TO KNOW OTHER PEOPLE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM MY FAITH AND TALK TO THEM ABOUT IT AND KIND OF GET THAT COMMUNITY THAT I DON'T REALLY GET ANYWHERE ELSE.))
[SUPER=01-Katie Perch/Conference Volunteer;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=ANYWHERE ELSE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Quakers in attendance also have an opportunity to explore the New River Valley. Some conference events are open to the public.
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[11Cat-Show]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kle]
[TAPE#=01-26 - 42:58]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Have you ever tried to train your cat? For many - it's a tough job... But if you want some help - a traveling cat tour might do the trick.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The Purina Cat Chow Way of Life Tour was at the Salem Fair yesterday.
The tour is partnering with the Humane Society to help find loving homes for cats.
They brought 16 cats -- all were up for adoption.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:00:07:45]
[IN Q=People can come in]

((Libby Ottiger/ Purina Cat Chow Mentor: People can come in, they can sit down and adopt a cat. They can learn about behavior right here, they can go over to the interactive area and go on the website and see what kind of health needs their kittens have for their first year of life.))
[SUPER=01-Libby Ottiger/Purina Cat Chow Mentor]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=first year of life.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The tour is a unique traveling community of resources.
Free training demonstrations and mentors are available to give advice on how to care for your cat's needs.
The way of life tour will be back at the fair today until 6 o-clock.
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[Atkins-Close]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


We leave you now with a performance from country music great Chet Atkins. He died yesterday after battling cancer for several years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 05:26:23]
[IN Q=Nats music]
[SUPER=@File]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=Nats music]

((NATS OF CHET ATKINS PLAYING))
[SUPER=x4030; e-mail/Copyright/WEEKENDS]