[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jen]

[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=@Jennifer1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]

Coming up .. The three month battle for Wachovia is over and First Union comes out victorious ..
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[vo-nat] And .. workers say good bye after a South Boston plant closes its doors for good.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]


[11Wachovia-FU]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC-1:09:05]
[GRAPHIC=Wachovia]


Yesterday was a cloudy day for SunTrust. The bank lost its bid for Wachovia.
Instead, First Union emerged the victor after a bitter three month battle.
This merger could mean big changes for the banking industry.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sondra Daroshefski/Wachovia Customer; :12]
[SUPER=01-Jean Harvey/Wachovia Customer; :23]
[SUPER=01-Dewey Monger/First Union Customer; :41]
[SUPER=@jennifer1; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Thompson/First Union President; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=JM News 7 Winston-Salem.]

(( By a significant margin, Wachovia shareholders approved a merger of equals with First Union.
Most of the shareholders are happy, but some customers are just plain confused.
[SOT BITES BUTTED]
(///// SOT /////)
[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=This is the second]
[SOT 17:38:12 - :21]

((SONDRA DAROSHEFSKI/WACHOVIA CUSTOMER: THIS IS THE SECOND ONE I'VE BEEN THROUGH AS A CUSTOMER AND IT SEEMS LIKE BIGGER BUSINESS AND IT'S JUST GOING TO MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR ALL THE CUSTOMERS.))
[sot 17:42:22 - :39]

((JEAN HARVEY/WACHOVIA CUSTOMER: MY SAVINGS ARE HERE, MY CHECKING ....SO YOU MIGHT BE LOOKING FOR A SMALLER BANK? I THINK MAYBE THE SMALLER THE BETTER... JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.))
[SOT 17:32:34 - :40]

((DEWEY MONGER/FIRST UNION CUSTOMER: NOTHING WILL CHANGE -- IT'S STILL GOING TO BE THE SAME BANKING, SAME PEOPLE, SO I LOOK FORWARD TO THAT.))
[RUNS= 33]
[OUT Q=I look forward to that.]


The Presidents of both banks, Ken Thompson of First Union, and Bud Baker of Wachovia believe the hardest work is now ahead of them... divesting branches, meshing strategies and combining teams of experts that have brought both banks this far. [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: FIRST UNION GREEN WILL BE FIRST TO GO IN THE TRANSITION. KEN THOMPSON SAYS GIVING UP GREEN WAS AN EASY DECISION, BUT GIVING UP THE FIRST UNION NAME WAS A DECISION HE HOPED HE NEVER HAVE TO MAKE.))
[RUNS= 13]
[SOT]

((KEN THOMPSON/FIRST UNION: I HAD A TEAR IN MY EYE WHEN I AGREED WITH BUD ON THAT BUT THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO, AND I'VE GOTTEN USED TO THE WACHOVIA NAME NOW. I'M PROUD OF IT AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING THE NEXT WACHOVIA.))
[RUNS= 11]


SunTrust's CEO did make a speech at the meeting, a sort of last ditch effort to win over shareholders.
And even though he lost this round of merger mania, industry analysts expect SunTrust to make a bid for BB&T in the near future.
As for customers, well they can bank on some big changes in the coming months.))

[11JPS]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC-31:11]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The doors of South Boston's J-P-S apparel plant are closed for good.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston/June]


The company decided in June to consolidate manufacturing operations and discontinue making certain fabrics.
Nearly 350-people lost their jobs.
Yesterday, employees gathered one last time for a goodbye luncheon.
Town and county officials continue to work together to market the site in hopes of attracting new businesses and jobs to the area.
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[2-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC-1:13:48]
[GRAPHIC=Hate Crimes]


An incident of gay bashing in Roanoke has prompted more calls for stronger hate crime laws.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Two members of the Metropolitan Community Church were attacked as they left a bible study around 8:30 Wednesday evening.
Yesterday, the N-A-A-C-P and local gay activists held a rally at Lee Plaza.
They're asking Congress to pass legislation that includes crimes involving sexual orientation. The current hate crime statue does not include language concerning sexual orientation.
The two people hurt in the attack got away with just a few cuts and bruises.
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[11Bedford-Search]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC=31:44]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Bedford County authorities spent five hours searching for a teen they say assaulted a deputy yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Around 12:30 yesterday afternoon, a 17- year- old male wanted on several felony charges was turning himself in at the sheriff's department.
That's when he decided to take off, assaulting a female deputy in the process.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:09:00//18:09:22]
[IN Q=Threw her down]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: THREW HER DOWN.. SHE HELD ON, AND WHEN HE LEFT THE BUILDING HE LEFT WITHOUT HIS SHIRT. SHE STILL HAD THAT. IF HE'S GOING TO ASSAULT A POLICE OFFICER, WE CERTAINLY CONSIDERED HIM DANGEROUS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=considered him dangerous.]
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[VO-NAT]


The sheriff's tactical team, state troopers and a state police helicopter spent more than five hours searching for the teen in heavy woods near Route 714.
He was finally captured near the Whispering Pines mobile home park around 5:45.
Sheriff Brown says the teen likely will face additional charges of escape, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.
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[11Walker]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC-41:22]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Roanoke teen wanted on murder charges made it back to Roanoke from Atlanta yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Roanoke Police say 19- year- old Bernard Maurice Walker was transported to the Roanoke City Jail yesterday afternoon. He is being held without bond.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 24, 2000;]


Walker is charged with shooting 18-year- old Reaco Hilton on Christmas Eve outside of a Melrose Avenue convenience store.
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[Asylum-Seekers]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Sixteen stowaways were discovered on a Eurostar train from Paris Friday afternoon and are now in the hands of immigration authorities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England]


The group of five women, two men and nine children are all thought to be Romanian.
They hid for a three-hour train ride in a storage compartment that measured approximately three feet in depth.
As the train pulled into Waterloo, passengers heard knocking sounds from under the floor and called the police.
A similar incident happened just five months ago, when nine asylum seekers were found underneath a Eurostar train at Waterloo.
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[Spencer-House]


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

She didn't write to be published although Anne Spencer became the first woman and the first Virginian to have her work included in the Norton Anthology of American Poetry. But her writing is also quite literally on the walls of her home. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to Anne Spencer's Lynchburg retreat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Peace is here in every season..."]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carol Spencer Read/Granddaughter; 26]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=N7 Lynchburg.]

(("Peace is here in every season"... so wrote Anne Spencer about the haven she and her husband created at 1313 Pierce Street.
The internationally recognized, African-American poet lived within these walls until her death in 1975.
But her presence can still be felt.
[SOT 05:44-05:47]
[IN Q=Everything in this house...]

((Everything in this house is hers. It's how she left it.))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=It's how she left it.]

Carol Spencer Read gives tours of her grandmother's home, telling stories about the woman who never hesitated to question the world around her.
[SOT 07:31-07:44]
[IN Q=Anne Spencer was one of those that would not sit at the back of the bus...]

((Anne Spencer was one of those that would not sit at the back of the bus. She'd ride the ice cart downtown where she had to go. She was the lady that would wear slacks when nobody else would wear slacks.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=when nobody else would wear slacks.]

As an activist for human rights, civil rights, and women's rights Spencer made friends in high places. The likes of Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sterling Brown visited this home, with the purpose often more than a social call.
[SOT 06:38-06:46]
[IN Q=The dining room table that we're sitting at...]

((The dining room table that we're sitting at in 1917 was where the local NAACP was organized with W.E.B. Dubois.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=was organized with W.E.B. Dubois.]

Outside, another of Spencer's passions continues to thrive. Her gardens, broken into three compartments, are often alluded to in her work. In the center there's Edankraal.
[SOT 10:09-10:19]
[IN Q=Edankraal is ED for Ed...]

((Edankraal is ED for Ed, which is her husband, AN for Anne, and "kraal", which is German or Dutch for abode or cottage. So, it's Ed and Anne's cottage.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=So, it's Ed and Anne's cottage.]

The cottage is surrounded by a rose garden, brimming with the same bushes Spencer planted decades ago... and the pond with it's goldfish and lily pads. All continuing to flourish, just as the poet herself had predicted. "This small garden is half my world" she wrote. "I am nothing to it -when all is said, I plant the thorn and kiss the rose, but they will grow when I am dead." Shannon Young, News 7, Lynchburg.))
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[ss=Time Off]

The garden is open to visitors 24-hours a day, but house tours are by appointment only.
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[TAKE WEB ADDRESS FS] For more information log onto our website at www.wdbj7.com and click on the Time Off suitcase.
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[Football-Classic]
[anchor=Jacey]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[writer=chr]
[tape=Net]
[graphic=None]

An annual football game that attracts thousands will soon be played at Victory Stadium... So what does that have to do with gospel music?

[DOUBLE BOXES=Jacey/Jen -- PERFORMANCE SET]


A guest is joining Jennifer Miele in the studio with the answer to that question.

Thanks Jacey. Judy Jackson is a steering committee member with the Western Virginia Education Football Classic... Thanks for joining us this morning, Judy.
First of all - what does gospel have to do with football this weekend? (gospel concert will help football classic)

[super=01-Judy Jackson/Western Va. Education Classic]


The Western Virginia Football classic is coming up soon... right?
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[vo-nat from SP-77 (1:03:06)]
[super=03-Roanoke/September 16, 2000]

We have some footage of last year's game - it was the first of what you hope becomes an annual event... right?
And you say at least 8-THOUSAND people attended last year's game between Virginia Union and Livingstone?
The game is at Victory Stadium... What day and time?
[runs=37]
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[anchor=Jen- PERFORMANCE SET]


Tell us about tomorrow's concert...

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[TAKE PRE-PRO'D POSTER]

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


Is there an admission charge?
What do you hope to accomplish with the concert...


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[TAKE PRE-PRO INFO] Alright - that's tomorrow at 4 o'clock at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Roanoke.
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Thanks for joining us Judy.
[WRAP INTERVIEW AND TOSS TO DINER-TEASE]

[Diner-tease]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=Weekend Diner #6 12:35]
[GRAPHIC=none]


News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back - but first - here's a sneak peak at today's Weekend Diner.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hi, I'm Donna Proctor.]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=fresh vegetables all year long.]



[COMM # 3 next]




[DinerOpen]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=Diner Open]
[GRAPHIC=Weekend Diner]

It's an age-old tradition that allows you to enjoy your homegrown vegetables year-round. In today's Weekend Diner, Brent Watts is putting a lid on the myth that canning is a thing of the past.
(////SOT/////)
[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]

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey there, and welcome to the]
[RUNS=3:28]
[OUT Q=we'll see you next time.]
(++++++++)
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

[Take FS Chyron 7153]
If you would like more information on canning - or if you would like 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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[STRAIGHT TO BREAK]






[2Open-Heads]


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



[ROLL COLD OUT OF THE OPEN]

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


An apparent incident of gay bashing in Roanoke has the NAACP stepping in... to ask for stronger hate crime laws.
(------------)
[anchor=Jen]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And .. A North Carolina company recalls some 31,000 pounds of ham
More on those stories just ahead.
[2-shot hello]

[5-Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=501-14 45:04]
[GRAPHIC=Wachovia]


SunTrust has finally been beaten out of its bid for Wachovia by First Union.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 21.5]
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC]


That after Wachovia shareholders overwhelmingly accepted a buyout bid from First Union.
More than one thousand people made their way to Winston-Salem's Convention Center yesterday for the vote.
The decision ended a three-month bidding war between First Union and SunTrust.
Wachovia CEO Bud Baker says his bank and First Union are a perfect fit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The sucess of this]

((L.M. BAKER JR./WACHOVIA: THE SUCCESS OF THIS MERGER IS NOT BASED ON THE COST SAVE, IT'S BASED ON THE ABILITY TO GENERATE SUPERIOR REVENUE, SO DON'T BE SURPRISED IF YOU HAVE TWO OF OUR OFFICES SIDE BY SIDE, AND, FOR EXAMPLE, ONE OF THOSE BECOMES A SMALL BUSINESS CENTER.))
[SUPER=01-L.M. Baker Jr./Wachovia CEO]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=small business center.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Seven thousand jobs will be eliminated as a result of the merger.
But customers won't see any significant banking changes for at least a year.
The new bank will be called Wachovia Corporation.
Not only will First Union give up its name, but its emerald green color.
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[5-React-Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=501-02 45:05]
[GRAPHIC=Wachovia]


Some customers of both banks here in Roanoke are feeling apprehensive about what the merger may mean for them.
(------------)
(///// SOT /////)
[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=I have doubts]
[SOT 17:40:39 - 17:41:02]

((JEAN HARVEY/WACHOVIA CUSTOMER: I HAVE DOUBTS ABOUT THAT.... I'D RATHER FOR IT TO STAY WACHOVIA.))
[SOT 17:38:12 - :21]

((SONDRA DAROSHEFSKI/WACHOVIA CUSTOMER: THIS IS THE SECOND... BETTER FOR ALL THE CUSTOMERS.))
[SUPER=01-Jean Harvey/Wachovia Customer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sondra Daroshefski/Wachovia Customer; :22]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=all the customers.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Nine area branches are up for sale.
And more changes may be in store.
Customers can expect to get information about the merger and their options in the coming months.
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[11NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC-1:13:48]
[GRAPHIC=Hate Crimes]


The local chapter of the N-Double-A-C-P is calling for stronger hate crime laws - for gay victims. That after an attack earlier this week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Two members of the Metropolitan Community Church were attacked as they left a bible study around 8:30 Wednesday evening.
Yesterday, the N-A-A-C-P and local gay activists held a rally at Lee Plaza.
They're asking Congress to pass legislation that includes crimes involving sexual orientation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:14:42; 16:12:41]
[IN Q=Therefore, it will enable]

((BRENDA HALE/NAACP PRESIDENT: THEREFORE IT WILL ENABLE LAW ENFORCEMENT TO TAKE A DIFFERENT VIEW AND DIFFERENT ACTIONS WHEN HATE CRIMES ARE COMMITTED.)) ((REV. CATHERINE HOUCHINS/METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH: ITS A CHALLENGE TO ME TO PREACH MORE TO MY FOLKS THAT WE ARE ALSO PEOPLE OF GOD, WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE, AND A RIGHT TO LIVE IN ROANOKE AND WE'RE GOING TO BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Brenda Hale/Roanoke's NAACP President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Catherine Houchins/Metropolitan Community Church; :08]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=of the community]
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[VO-NAT]


The current hate crime statue does not include language concerning sexual orientation.
The two people hurt in the attack got away with just a few cuts and bruises.
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[Guard-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Virginia National Guard Crash in March is now being blamed on a violent storm. 21 people were killed when the C-23 Sherpa went down in a field near Macon, Georgia. Eighteen Virginia National Guard members, including Blacksburg native Greg (SKER-up-E) Skurupey were killed in the crash. A report by the Florida National Guard says a thunderstorm caused the plane to experience nine times the force of earth's gravity. A source close to the investigation says the crew apparently incorrectly loaded passengers and gear so that the plane carried too much weight at the back.


[11Horne]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC-1:39:04]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A fatal car accident in Montgomery County last August will cost one man 1-thousand dollars. A judge found Richard Horne guilty of reckless driving and ordered him to pay the fine for speeding on Pilot road.
But the judge did rule the wreck accidental.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Family and friends of the victim, 47-year-old Kenneth Sowers (Sauers), felt the sentence was too light. Sowers was headed to work when he was hit. The family has been looking for the woman driving behind him.
(---------------)
[anchor=Jen]
[graphic=None]

Lots of calls came in but they never found her. The family says they will continue to look. Civil proceedings are pending and for that reason Richard Horne declined to comment.


[Amherst-County]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

An accident in Amherst County shut down U-S 29 in both directions last night at Route 130. State Police says a tractor trailer overturned just before ten, taking with it a utility pole.
Two other vehicles also crashed.
Officials say there are injuries but they are described as non-life threatening. Troopers say the road is now clear and open.


[Jailed-Student]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An American scholar accused of being a spy has been released from a Russian prison.
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[VO-NAT]


24-year-old John Tobin could be home by next week, after President Bush and Congressman John Maloney helped negotiate his release.
The Fulbright Scholar spent six months behind bars on drug charges.
Russian Police say they found marijuana in his coat pocket.
Tobin said they planted it there after he refused to spy for them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think everyone is]

((I THINK EVERYONE IS STILL A LITTLE BIT ON TENDER HOOKS. OUR JOB ISN'T OVER BECAUSE JACK IS OUT OF PRISON. OUR JOB IS ONLY OVER WHEN JACK IS ACTUALLY BACK HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. John Maloney/(D) CT]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=United States.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Tobin needs to get an exit Visa to leave Russia, and that could take several days.
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[Ham-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Recall]


31-thousand pounds of country ham are being recalled.
This after a North Carolina producer failed to meet temperature requirements that kill human parasites in the ham.

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[TAKE PINNACLE]
All packages bear "Est. 1740" on the U-S-D-A Seal of Inspection.
In stores, be on the look out for Brookwood Farms Pepper Coated Country Ham.
In restaurants, beware of boxes, with five whole hams per case.
Among some of the labels are Calhoun's Old Fashion Country Ham, Brookwood Farms Country Ham and Gayle's Market Old Fashion Country Ham. [TAKE WEB ADDRESS FS]
For a complete listing of the hams being recalled, please visit our web site at www.WDBJ7.com and go to news headlines.
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[RAM-Auction]
[anchor=Jen]
[newscast=SatAM]
[writer=chr]
[tape=None]
[graphic=None]

Since the early '80s an annual auction in Franklin County has raised approximately half a million dollars to help feed the hungry... both in our area and in other parts of the world.
Jacey is joined by a guest to talk about this year's upcoming event... Jacey? [Double boxes] Joining us this morning is Sandra Myers... [JACEY AT PERFORMANCE SET] She's chairwoman of this year's auction that's coming up next weekend.
Thanks for joining us Sandra.
First of all - who puts on this annual auction? (a number of churches in northern Franklin County)

[super=01-Sandra Myers/Auction Chairwoman]


Who benefits ? (hunger projects, one of which is RAM House in Roanoke)
You've raised quite a bit of money over the years... What kind of items do you put on the auction block?
Tell us a little about the items you have today...

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[TAKE INFO FS] When and where is the auction? (9:30am, Saturday August 11 at Antioch Church of the Brethren in Franklin Co.)
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Thanks for joining us...
[JACEY WRAPS AND DOES TEASE 2 SOLO]

[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Generic Prozac's headed to the shelves... We'll tell you what a local plant has to do with that.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

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

a major box-office star is battling addiction. We'll have the latest on Ben Affleck... But first if you are traveling today........
[Jacey ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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[Leo MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[Prince-Charles]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Polo matched proved to be dangerous for the Prince of Wales yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cirencester/Cheltenham, XX, United Kingdom]


Prince Charles was knocked unconscious and apparently swallowed his tongue when he landed awkwardly during a charity game in the U-K.
A paramedic rushed to his side, pulled out his tongue, and stretchered him off to a nearby hospital.
He quickly regained consciousness.
An overnight stay in the hospital raises a questions as to whether he'll be in attendance at the Queen Mother's 101st birthday celebration today.
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[wipe wipe wipe]

[Ben-Affleck]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

Oscar winner Ben Affleck has checked himself in to an alcohol rehab center.
The 28-year-old star of "Pearl Harbor" entered Promises rehabilitation facility in Malibu on Tuesday.
Promises is also where Paula Poundstone is undergoing treatment.
His publicist said yesterday that Affleck is a smart man who's decided that fuller life awaits him without alcohol.
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[11Barr-Labs]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC-28:31]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Bedford County plant has the generic version of Prozac on the way to pharmacy shelves.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Barr Laboratories manufactures fluoxetine (flu-OX-eh-teen) in New Jersey, but the company has been bottling and packaging the capsules at its facility in Forest.
Barr won the right to launch the generic after challenging Prozac patents in federal court. The company began shipping the drug yesterday. It should be available to consumers within a few days.
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[11Tax-Refund]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC-53:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's been three months since they were filed and three and a half percent of Virginia state income tax forms have still not been processed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :25]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


That's because the first change in three decades to the Form 760 caused taxpayer and computer filer errors to increase 48 percent over last year.
Eight percent of the refund checks took more than 30 days to be processed.
Taxpayers whose forms had errors may still be waiting.
The Gilmore administration has finally written a letter to General Assembly members trying to explain the problems and solutions.
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[SOT 14:27:38]
[IN Q=For this year, when we saw]

((JOHN FORBES/VIRGINIA FINANCE SECRETARY: FOR THIS YEAR, WHEN WE SAW THAT THE NUMBER OF ERRORS HAD GROWN SO MUCH, WE ADDED 20 PEOPLE IMMEDIATELY TO ADD TO THE SOLUTION, AND TRY TO WORK THROUGH IT. WE ALSO MANDATED OVERTIME FOR ALL EMPLOYEES WORKING ON ERROR RESOLUTION IN TAX RETURNS. PROSPECTIVELY, WE'RE GOING TO INCREASE NEXT YEAR THE AMOUNT OF CONSUMER EDUCATION THAT WE DO, EDUCATING TAXPAYERS ON HOW FILL OUT THE NEW FORMS. ALSO INCREASED TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FOR TAX PREPARERS, ALSO.))
[SUPER=01-John Forbes/Virginia Finance Secretary;]
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[OUT Q=certification for tax preparers, also.]
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[TALENT=Jen]
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The state is also blaming new computer scanning equipment that incorrectly read the new forms.
The final statistic provided yesterday: the amount the state paid out in refunds this year increased 19 percent over last year.