[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning.......
Wildfires in Wyoming continue to grow at a rapid rate raising the cost of battling the blaze.
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And a plane comes in for an unexpected landing... we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Wildfires]


A raging wildFIRE in Jackson,Wyoming has grown to more than 48-hundred acres.
Although no homes have been burned --the cost to fight the fire has risen to six MILLION dollars.
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=it s unusual to fight a fire ]
[SUPER=03-Jackson, WY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Kitchens/Public Information Officer; :07]
[SUPER=01-Joe Carvelho/Incident Commander; :13]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Connelley/Division Supervisor; :43]
[SUPER=01-Cavin Fitzsimmons/Firefighter; :57]
[SUPER=01-Ken Sutton/Fire Chief; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=jennifer miller, cbs news, wilson, wyoming]

((IT S UNUSUAL TO FIGHT A FIRE THAT GETS STRONGER EVERY DAY, BUT THAT S EXACTLY WHAT THIS ONE IS DOING.

(T-1 2:53 - Bobby Kitchens/ Public Information Officer)

The biggest enemy is definitely weather."
HUMIDITY IS DROPPING AND WINDS ARE GUSTING UP TO 45-MILES PER HOUR.

(T-1, 10:43 - Joe Carvelho/Incident Commander)

"That spells extreme kind of disaster in the fire behavior world, it'll be extreme fire behavior situations that will be out here."
ANXIOUS HOMEOWNERS GOT THE NEWS SATURDAY MORNING. LIVING WITH LITTLE MORE THAN THE CLOTHES ON THEIR BACK, THEY LEARNED FIREFIGHTERS HAD SAVED THE MILLION DOLLAR HOMES IN ONE SUBDIVISION.....
BUT MORE MODERATELY PRICED HOUSES LIKE THIS ONE ARE HARDER TO DEFEND BECAUSE OF TALL TREES THAT SURROUND THEM.... AND FIREFIGHTERS WORRY ABOUT CROWN FIRES ... WHERE FLAMES JUMP FROM ONE TREETOP TO ANOTHER.

(T-1, Bryan Connelley/ Division Supervisor 21:43 - :51)

"That's one of your firefighters worst fears, because the only thing you can do with a crown fire is get out of the way."
THAT'S WHAT FIREFIGHTERS ARE PREPARED TO DO. .. BUT IT'S DIFFICULT WHEN THE HOME YOU'RE TRYING TO SAVE IS YOUR OWN.

(SOT: CAVIN FITZSIMMONS/FIREFIGHTER)


THESE FOAM SPRAY SPRINKLERS ARE AN OMINOUS SIGN. THEYRE TURNED ON AS A LAST RESORT.

(T-1, 11:43 - :48 Ken Sutton/Fire Chief)

"We're going to get this thing and uh you guys just hang in there."
BUT FIRE MANAGERS ARE CONCERNED "HANGING IN THERE" IS GETTING DIFFICULT FOR CREWS. THEY'RE WORKING 12-HOUR DAYS AND FLYING CONTINOUSLY OVER THE BLAZE'S HOTTEST POINT. COMMANDERS WANT TO MAKE SURE THIS FIRE ... THAT'S ALREADY TAKEN MORE THAN 4-THOUSAND ACRES .... DOESN'T TAKE ANY LIVES.
STANDUP: HEAD OF U.S. FOREST SERVICE VISITS FIREFIGHTERS ... ))

[Vieques]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The contraversy over bombing exercises in the Puerto Rican island of (vee-AY'-kes) Vieques continues.
Puerto Rican residents head to the polls this morning in what some hope will speed up the U-S military's departure from the island. Yesterday, opponents to the exercises covered cars with Puerto Rican flags and painted signs that include 'Navy Go' on them. Pro-Navy activists handed out posters that depict an anti-Navy vote as pro-communist. The Navy has been using most of the 18-mile-long island for target practice for almost 60 years.
Opponents say it's harmful to residents' health. The Navy denies that claim. Proponents say the economy would suffer if the facility closes.
President Bush has already announced the Navy would leave by the year 2003, but didn't say exactly when.



[Powell]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=weekend am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Meanwhile - U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell is taking part in an Asian tour designed to lay the groundwork for President Bush's visit to China later this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China]

This weekend Powell met with top Chinese officials.
He was in China discussing issues concerning human rights, arms sales to Taiwan --and missile proliferation.
Powell says he WAS able to narrow differences with China over Beijing's military exports -- by assuring leaders that the U-S military system posed NO threat to the country.
Powell's next stop is Australia.
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[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=weekend am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A small plane plummeted into a busy California street -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pacoima, CA]

The terrifying crash happened last night. Authorities say the plane was forced to land because it ran out of fuel.
The plane flipped upside down before crashing on the busy suburban street.
There were two people on the plane -- but no one was seriously injured.
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[11Radford-Walk]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-43 - 11:05]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A disaster isn't keeping some New River Valley residents hanging out to dry. They are working to keep a local theater from letting is curtain fall. Justin McLeod has more on a recent fire that damaged the site of the 'Long Way Home' historical drama - and those who are working to see it in the spotlight once again.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eric Miller/Native American Heritage Association; :13]
[SUPER=01-Kate Harsberger/Former Performer; :40]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Stanwitz/Organizer; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Kris Kramer/Walker; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=News 7, Radford]

((((NAT SOUND OF RAIN AND THE BURNED OUT SITE))
[RUNS= 2]


You'd expect to find these chairs empty on a rainy day.
But even on a good day, a long running summer tradition in Radford remains closed.
[SOT 12:14:10]
[IN Q=It was a real heart breaker]

((ERIC MILLER/NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION: IT WAS A REAL HEART BREAKER. I AM REALLY SAD THAT THAT HAPPENED BUT I'VE SEEN TODAY A SPIRIT OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO WORK TO BRING IT BACK.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=bring it back]


This is what they want to bring back.
It's a play that chronicles the life of Mary Draper Ingles.
In 1755, the Indians held Ingles captive, taking her all the way to Kentucky.
She eventually escaped only to endure more hardship.
She battled hunger, fear, and brutal weather conditions during her more than 800 mile journey back home.
[SOT 12:29:24]
[IN Q=We just need to let]

((KATE HARSHBERGER/FORMER PERFORMER: WE JUST NEED TO LET FOLKS KNOW WHAT SPECIAL STORY THIS IS AND HOW MUCH COMMUNITY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT IT.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=to know about it]


But it will be awhile before you see this story played out on this stage again.
A fire this spring destroyed the pavilion and all the equipment.
It forced organizers to cancel all performances for the summer.
[SOT 12:30:35]
[IN Q=We need about 37-thousand]

((SANDRA STANWITZ/ORGANIZER: WE NEED ABOUT 37-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO REPLACE THE SOUND AND LIGHTNING EQUIPMENT. AND THATS THE BIG HURDLE THAT WE HAVE TO OVERCOME AND THATS WHY WE HAD THE WALK TODAY.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=the walk today]


More than a hundred people turned out for that walk here at Bisset Park in Radford.
Organizers raised nearly three thousand dollars...not bad when you consider mother nature rained on their parade.
[SOT 12:17:23; 12:19:41]
[IN Q=We had our umbrellas]

((CHLOE KRAMER/WALKER: WE HAD OUR UMBRELLAS AND I PUT MY HOOD UP.)) ((KRIS KRAMER/WALKER: WE HAD A GOOD TIME TODAY AND I THINK A HOT BATH IS IN ORDER AND MAYBE A CUP OF HOT CHOCOLATE WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER BUT WE HAD A GOOD TIME.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=we had a good time]


This time next year, the cast hopes to raise the curtain again on the Long Journey Home.
It's a survivor story that's about to experience its own survival.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Radford.))

[11Flooding-Bake]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-26 - TC-1:07:26]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding Relief]

The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is also trying to keep a natural disaster from letting spirits fall by rising to the aid of flood victims in West Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The chapter held a bake sale at two Kroger stores in Roanoke and one in Salem yesterday.
The sale raised more than 850-dollars.
The Red Cross will use the money to help victims devastated from the July 8th flooding in West Virginia.
In the coming weeks, youth volunteers will also travel to the area to learn how their bake sale money will help disaster victims.
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[anchor=Joy]
[ss=hold]


Another fundraiser planned today at Mill Mountain Zoo had to be canceled because rainy weather.

Organizers hope to re-schedule it for next weekend.[11Relief-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-34 - TC-25:22]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding Relief]

Help is also on the way for flood victims in Tazewell County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tazewell Co./This Month;]

Officials say the first batch of grants were ready to go out yesterday to those suffering UN-insured losses there, earlier this month. The state grants total just over a quarter-of-a million dollars. Nearly 700 homes and 50 businesses were damaged by flooding and mudslides. Several bridges were washed-out, but no injuries were reported.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning - We'll tell about a great way to cool off on a hot summer day - and help others along the way.
[ANCHOR=Leo]

And...
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[VO-NAT]

We'll take a look at area banking before the powerhouse chains took over.
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[Reel-Open]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Va Newsreel]
[GRAPHIC=Va. newsreel]

Wachovia announced last week that it would sell off some of its local branches if plans to merge with First Union are successful. In this week's Virginia Newsreel - we're looking back to a time BEFORE First Union became a powerhouse in Roanoke - and across the Commonwealth. Here's Keith Humphry.
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[SOT]
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[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
[Dominion-Reel]
[anchor=Joy]
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[writer=chr]
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[SOT]
[IN-Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1981; :00]
[SUPER=@file; :13]
[SUPER=01-Roanoke/1992; :20]
[SUPER=10-Sam Nackley/Dominion Shareholder/1992; 24 -- QUICK!!!]
[super=01-Warner Dalhouse/September 1992; :43]
[super=03-Roanoke/October 1993; 1:41]
[super=10-Mechelle Scott/First Union Customer/October 1993; 1:47 --QUICK!!!]
[super=@file; 1:51]
[super=03-Roanoke/1998; 2:09]
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[OUT-Q=I'm KH.]

(([downtown Roanoke skyline from TAPE 01-06 TC 30:08] In 1981 - there was no First Union tower shaping the downtown Roanoke skyline. There was First National Exchange Bank - - F-N-E-B -- until it was bought out by Dominion, which built the tower. [Dominion Bank exteriors from TAPE 92-68 tc 59:04] Dominion Bank became one of Southwest Virginia's largest employers. But in 1992 - the financial outlook was bleak... when, [shareholders' meeting from TAPE 96-36 around TC 58:00] at a shareholders' meeting - some asked the head of Dominion to step down.
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[SOT from TAPE 96:36 TC 58:08 ]
[IN Q=People]

((SAM NACKLEY/DOMINION SHAREHOLDER: PEOPLE HAVE REQUESTED MR. DALHOUSE'S RESIGNATION.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=resignation. TC 58:11]

Warner Dalhouse didn't step down... Instead - [us following Dalhouse from TAPE 92-68 around TC 54:07] he was open to a "union" with another financial institution. In September of '92 - News 7 caught wind of rumors - and caught UP with Dalhouse - mysteriously on his way to work - on a SUNDAY.
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[SOT from TAPE 92-68 TC 54:18]
[IN Q=]

((54:18 - I COME TO THE OFFICE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNINGS QUITE OFTEN 54:21 -- MmHmm... Do you have any board meetings coming up or is there one that's taking place? WE HAVE A BOARD MEETING TUESDAY - REGULARLY SCHEDULED ON THE 4TH TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Hmm... Any special meeting coming up before Tuesday? I DON'T HAVE ANY COMMENT OTHER THAN THAT - 54:36))
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[OUT Q=OTHER THAN THAT.]

[Board of Directors at airport then taking off - from TAPE 92-68]
Just a few hours later -Dominion's board of directors wound up at the airport - hopped a plane reportedly bound for Washington D-C - [Directors getting off the plane -- from TAPE 92-68] and arrived back in the wee hours of the morning...
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[SOT from TAPE 92-68 54:47]
[IN Q=]
(([SOT 54:47]
[IN Q=We've been]

54:47 - WE'VE BEEN TOLD THERE'S A SPECIAL BOARD MEETING TODAY. YOU HAVE? IMAGINE THAT?))
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[OUT Q=IMAGINE THAT!]

[hold over directors footage] While there was no official confirmation of merger talks - Dominion share prices surged - and trading increased sharply. [Patrick Henry hotel interior shots, documents and woman walking down hall with documents from TAPE 92-79 TC 8:49-ish]

Dozens of First Union officials set up camp in the Patrick Henry Hotel - poring over Dominion's financial files. [Graphic with news release fading into numbers on TAPE 92-68 TC 56:00] Finally came OFFICIAL word of a merger that would cost 852 MILLION - that was 22-dollars a share. [First Union's first day - from TAPE 93-73 TC 1:01:04] On First Union's first day of business with Roanoke customers - there were the usual concerns - PIN numbers, interest rates...
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[SOT from TAPE 93-73 TC 1:00:54]
[IN Q=WELL, I HAVE TO]

((MECHELLE SCOTT/FIRST UNION CUSTOMER: -- 1:00:54 -- WELL I HAVE TO GET USED TO THE GREEN COLOR. I THINK I LIKE THE RED A LITTLE BETTER.))
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[OUT Q=A LITTLE BETTER.]

[Dominion employees from TAPE TC] Dominion employees had concerns other than appearances on their mind... When all was said and done... 850 lost their jobs. Around 400 new positions were created... And a new bank looked over Downtown Roanoke... [file of Wachovia and First Union from TAPE 01-06 TC 22:07 or TAPE 01-16 TC 23:05] But as Wachovia and First Union continue to pursue merger plans and hope to fend off a hostile take over from Suntrust... [current skyline shot from TAPE 598-20 TC 23:02] workers and customers are again left wondering how their skyline - and financial landscape - will change. That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))
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[SWADE]
[Anchor=Joy -- PERFORMANCE SET]
[newscast=SunAM]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]

You may have given to charity - but how about "swading" for charity? "SWADE" is a way you can have fun in the water, learn safety tips - and raise money for the local chapter of the American Red Cross. Joining us with more this morning are Susan Whately (WAIT-lee), with the Red Cross, and Meredith Taylor, a lifeguard and trainer. Both are participating in a "SWADE" event next weekend.
First of all - what does "SWADE" mean?
(swim + wade)



[super=01-Susan Whately/Red Cross Instructor]
[super=01-Meredith Taylor/Lifeguard]


How exactly will next weekend's event work and what will be offered?
Tell us a little about the things you've brought with you...
Why do you think this event's important?
When and where is the event taking place?
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN 1000EssC]
(Fallon Park Pool, Saturday August 4, 8 to 11:30 a.m.)
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[SUPER=16-Health & Safety Department/985-3546]

If you want more information you can call the Health and Safety Department at 985-3546. [Albums-Bump] [2-SHOT] [soft music under] News 7 will be right back. [Take Full Screen albums Bump]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=weekend am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=OxyContin]


A Florida doctor faces murder charges for improperly prescribing the prescription pain killer --OxyContin.
Denise Deonarine (Deo-Nar-e-on) is charged in the death of a 21- year- old who died from a drug overdose in February.
The doctor's lawyer says because alcohol and other drugs were found in the man's system --the charge is inappropriate.
The number of deaths resulting from OxyContin overdose has grown to an alarming rate in recent months.

[Health-Check]


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

In this week's health check, we'll introduce to a local man who has the same type of defibrillator as the Vice President.
A local company is making it easier for caregivers to get a break. And - find out where you can find information about your doctor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Checking out you're doctor]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Geoff Harter/Medical Society of Virginia; 14]
[SUPER=01-Terrence May/Consultants in Cardiology; 40]
[SUPER=07-Frank Meachum; 58]
[SUPER=07-Helen Powell; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Betsy Head/"Home Instead" Owner; 1:44]
[RUNS=2:01]
[OUT Q=this week's Health Check.]

(([tape 501-09, 45:44] Checking out a Virginia doctor is now as simple as going online. A new website V-A Health-Providers-dot-com gives information about doctors of medicine, osteopathy and podiatry.
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[SOT1:20]
[IN Q=If you're interested in quality you]

((IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN QUALITY YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT THEIR BACKGROUND IS, WHERE THEIR TRAINING WAS, HOW LONG THEY'VE BEEN IN PRACTICE, WHETHER OR NOT THERE HAVE BEEN ANY MALPRACTICE SUITS SETTLED AGAINST THEM))
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[OUT Q=against them]

[tape 501-14, 14:37:28]
In other health news, Frank Meachum is just one of thousands of Americans --including Vice President Dick Cheney -- with an implantable defibrillator. It's a pacemaker-like device that consists of two components --this box which contains the hardware and battery and a wire.
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[SOT14:28:18]
[IN Q=The wire acts like an antenna]

((TERRENCE MAY/CONSULTANTS IN CARDIOLOGY: THE WIRE ACTS LIKE AN ANTENNA AND ACTUALLY COUNTS BEATS IN THE HEART --AND PATIENTS HEART GOES WAY OUT OF RHYTHM --THE DEFIBRILLATOR WOULD CHARGE UP AND ACTUALLY DELIVER A SHOCK TO THE PATIENTS HEART WHICH IS FREQUENTLY LIFE SAVING))
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[OUT Q=is frequently life-saving]


For Meachum it's helped his congestive heart failure. And he says he hardly notices it's there.
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[SOT16:03:53]
[IN Q=Now I have two year of what]

((FRANK MEACHUM: NOW I HAVE TWO YEAR OF WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE A NEW LEASE ON LIFE. SO IT'S BEEN A MEDICAL MIRACLE FOR ME))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=a medical miracle for me]

[tape 501-04, 33:12]
Also making medical headlines, once a week Helen Powell gets a break from caring for her father Stanley --thanks to respite care provided by Home Instead.
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[SOT16:25]
[IN Q=It's really important because]

((HELEN POWELL: IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE.I FIND THAT IF DON'T HAVE THAT BREAK --BECAUSE I DID DO THAT FOR AWHILE THINKING I CAN HANDLE IT BY MYSELF --THEN I START GETTING ANTSY AND GUESS AGGRAVATED ENOUGH WHERE IT'S PROBLALY ALL OVER MY FACE AND HE DOESN'T NEED THAT ))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=and doesn't need that]


Esther Ward is one of the caregivers for Home Instead. Caregivers are available for as little as three hours and up to 24 hours a day.
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[SOT3:10]
[IN Q=We are specifically a non-medical service]

((BETSY HEAD/HOME INSTEAD: WE ARE SPECIFICALLY A NON-MEDICAL SERVICE, SO WE'RE NOT GOING TO COME IN AND PROVIDE NURSING CARE --WHAT WE CAN DO IS PROVIDE COMPANIONSHIP, MEAL PREPARATION, LIGHT HOUSEKEEPING, LAUNDRY, ERRANDS, AND INCIDENTAL TRANSPORTATION SUCH AS TO A DOCTOR APPOINTMENT))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=to a doctor's appointment]


The cost is between 11-50 and 16-50 an hour. That's this week's health check. ))



[2Open-Heads]


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


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

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... Mother Nature is playing with fire - as two states are busy battling blazes.
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Thousands of visitors are still flocking to Bedford for a glimpse of history...we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[WA-Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=weekend am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Wildfires]

Fire is wreaking havok across the nation -
in Chelan (shay-len), Washington at least three homes have burned --and several others have been evacuated.
Three helicopters, four air tankers --and as many as 100 firefighters have been battling the blaze.
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[SOT 5:02:43]
[IN Q=There are a few subdivison up there]

((TAMMY WILSON OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES: THERE ARE FEW SUBDIVISIONS ...BUT LARGERLY SCATTERED HOME. IT'S VERY DRY UP THERE AND WERE IN A YEAR OF A DROUGHT. SO IT'S VERY DANGEROUS))
[SUPER=01-Tammy Wilson/Department of Natural Resources]
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[VO-NAT 5:05:46, :20]
[SUPER=03-Jackson, WY]


And in Jackson, Wyoming, fire fighters have spent more than a week trying to contain a fire that's touched more 48-hundred acres.
Officials believe the fire started after a campfire got out of control. On Saturday night, the fire was 50 percent contained.
The cost to battle the blaze has risen to SIX million dollars.
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[SOT5:09:04]
[IN Q=You can always end up in]

((DALE BOSWORTH/US FOREST SERVICE: YOU CAN ALWAYS END UP IN A SITUATION WHERE SOMEONE CAN GET TRAPPED. SAFETY IS FIRST... IT'S A DIFFICULT SITUATION WE DON'T WANT ANY MORE MEMORIAL SERVICES))
[SUPER=01-Dale Bosworth/U. S. Forest Service Chief]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=more memorial services]
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[VO-NAT ;03]

So far, no homes have been burned.
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[Volcano]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

From wildfire to firey lava- Mount Etna is still spewing up trouble for Sicily.
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[VO-NAT 05:33:56; :40 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Mount Etna, Italy]

Officials are concerned about the ash raining down from the volcano that closed Catania's airport yesterday while emergency crews battled through the night in an effort protect shops from encroaching lava.
The two main fronts of lava oozing down Mount Etna appeared to have slowed some - but ashes raining down from Europe's most active volcano forced the closure of the main airport in eastern Sicily.
It was the second time the two weeks that Etna has been coughing up fire and ash that flights into and out of Catania's Fontanarossa airport were canceled or diverted.
Officials said the flakes of gray ash that covered the airstrip and clouded the air made flying too dangerous.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=weekend am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell met with top Chinese officials this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China]


He was in China discussing issues concerning human rights, arms sales to Taiwan --and missile proliferation.
Powell says he WAS able to narrow differences with China over Beijing's military exports -- by assuring leaders that the U-S military system posed NO threat to the country.
Powell's visit is part an Asian tour designed to lay the groundwork for Bush's visit to China in October.
His next stop is Australia.
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[2-11Radford-Walk]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-43 - 11:05]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Yesterday's rain did NOT stop some New River Valley residents from trying to keep a local theater from exiting stage left. A recent fire heavily damaged the site of the Long Way Home historical drama. Justin McLeod has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eric Miller/Native American Heritage Association; :13]
[SUPER=01-Kate Harsberger/Former Performer; :40]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Stanwitz/Organizer; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Kris Kramer/Walker; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=News 7, Radford]

((((NAT SOUND OF RAIN AND THE BURNED OUT SITE))
[RUNS= 2]


You'd expect to find these chairs empty on a rainy day.
But even on a good day, a long running summer tradition in Radford remains closed.
[SOT 12:14:10]
[IN Q=It was a real heart breaker]

((ERIC MILLER/NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION: IT WAS A REAL HEART BREAKER. I AM REALLY SAD THAT THAT HAPPENED BUT I'VE SEEN TODAY A SPIRIT OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO WORK TO BRING IT BACK.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=bring it back]


This is what they want to bring back.
It's a play that chronicles the life of Mary Draper Ingles.
In 1755, the Indians held Ingles captive, taking her all the way to Kentucky.
She eventually escaped only to endure more hardship.
She battled hunger, fear, and brutal weather conditions during her more than 800 mile journey back home.
[SOT 12:29:24]
[IN Q=We just need to let]

((KATE HARSHBERGER/FORMER PERFORMER: WE JUST NEED TO LET FOLKS KNOW WHAT SPECIAL STORY THIS IS AND HOW MUCH COMMUNITY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT IT.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=to know about it]


But it will be awhile before you see this story played out on this stage again.
A fire this spring destroyed the pavilion and all the equipment.
It forced organizers to cancel all performances for the summer.
[SOT 12:30:35]
[IN Q=We need about 37-thousand]

((SANDRA STANWITZ/ORGANIZER: WE NEED ABOUT 37-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO REPLACE THE SOUND AND LIGHTNING EQUIPMENT. AND THATS THE BIG HURDLE THAT WE HAVE TO OVERCOME AND THATS WHY WE HAD THE WALK TODAY.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=the walk today]


More than a hundred people turned out for that walk here at Bisset Park in Radford.
Organizers raised nearly three thousand dollars...not bad when you consider mother nature rained on their parade.
[SOT 12:17:23; 12:19:41]
[IN Q=We had our umbrellas]

((CHLOE KRAMER/WALKER: WE HAD OUR UMBRELLAS AND I PUT MY HOOD UP.)) ((KRIS KRAMER/WALKER: WE HAD A GOOD TIME TODAY AND I THINK A HOT BATH IS IN ORDER AND MAYBE A CUP OF HOT CHOCOLATE WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER BUT WE HAD A GOOD TIME.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=we had a good time]


This time next year, the cast hopes to raise the curtain again on the Long Journey Home.
It's a survivor story that's about to experience its own survival.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Radford.))

[11Science-Sunday]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-22 - 1:45:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The Science Museum of Western Virginia will keep its doors open a little longer.
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[VO-NAT 18 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June;]

Thanks to a generous donor-- the museum will be opening on Sundays for several weekends. The first Sunday will be tomorrow-- from one to five pm. The extended hours will run through September 16th. The Science Museum had to cut back its hours because of state funding cuts. The Museum will continue to be closed on Mondays.
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[11D-Day-Visits]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC-1:18:28]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]

Time hasn't widdled visitors away from the National D-Day Memorial. Every week - thousands still come to see the tribute in Bedford.
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[VO-NAT 12]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/June 6;]

Thousands were, of course, on hand when the memorial was dedicated in June. Officials say since then visitation hasn't let up-- with the largest number of visitors flocking to the memorial on the weekend.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=On the weekend]
[SUPER=01-William A. McIntosh/Interim Foundation President; :00]

((ON THE WEEKEND WE NORMALLY ANTICIPATE ANYWHERE FROM 10 THOUSAND ON A SATURDAY OR A SUNDAY. DURING THE WEEKDAYS, THE AVERAGE SEEMS TO BE AROUND 12- HUNDRED.))
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=around 12- hundred.]
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[VO-NAT 12 plus pad]

This week, your Hometown Station presented a check for 10- thousand dollars to the National D-Day Memorial Foundation.
The funds are the result of videotapes we sold-- showing our broadcast of the D-Day Memorial Dedication.
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[11Biz-Review]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=Biz Review]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]

A Roanoke company closes it doors and a local bank merger may change where you do your banking.
Jennifer Miele has those stories in this week's business review.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Graphics/Music]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :08]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :54]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Fisher/CBI President; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Mike Drzal/Attorney; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=business review.]


[60-Minutes]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If scientists can map the human genome, can you patent human genes? Especially ones that can help cure or prevent diseases. 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer looks into question - that only recently became relevant.
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[SOT - 10NA - Friday Sports Copy -- 10NA - 10:55:28]
[IN Q=Patients use to]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=lucretive gene]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=None]


That story and more on 60 Minutes tonight at seven here on your Hometown Station.


[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7....... Some Hollywood heavyweights are heading to Southwest Virginia -
[ANCHOR=Leo]


And...
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[VO-NAT]

There's a new lawperson in town - and she's not hokie-ing around. We'll have those stories and more in just a few minutes but first. . .
[Leo ad-lib into the travel forecast]
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[Leo MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sun-AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]


There's a new chief in town. Virginia Tech's Police Chief has just completed her second week on the job. The appointment of Debra Duncan to the post is a significant step in policing in the New River Valley. Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon tells us why in this week's Virginia Profile.
[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Duncan-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=Va Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Va Profile]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats Walking]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Debra Duncan/Virginia Tech Police Chief; :27]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; :37]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Blacksburg.]


[Ebert-Picks]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net Ebert]
[graphic=none]

Movie critics often think young audiences get the short end of the stick - when it comes to intelligent film-making. But Richard Roeper says there's a clever crop of movies geared toward young people right now. Here's his Weekend Pics.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=All too often]
[SUPER=01-Richard Roeper/Movie Critic;:00]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=I'm Roger Ebert]
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]

You can see Roger Ebert's and Richard Roeper's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station.



[Duvall]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Robert Duvall is bringing part of Virginia's history to life. The acclaimed actor has agreed to play Confederate General Robert E. Lee in 'Gods and Generals' - a prequel to the Civil War drama 'Gettysburg'. Jeff Daniels, C. Thomas Howell and Tom Berenger will also star in the movie - which is scheduled to begin filming Augu st 28th in Lexington.