[Open-Heads]

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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Wildfires]


Firefighters battling wildfires in the Western United States will get a little help from the US Air Force this weekend.
As Jennifer Miller reports, the US Forest Service needs all the help it can get.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a frantic call for help.]
[SUPER=03-Monument, OR;:00]
[SUPER=01-Clyde Zeller/Firefighter;:17]
[SUPER=01-Mike Hayden/Smoke Jumper;:32]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting;1:11]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=Jennifer Miller, CBS News, Boise.]


(((NATZ)
locator: monument, oregon
IT'S A FRANTIC CALL FOR MORE RESOURCES ...
Fast Sot: Firefighter We are stretched to the limit.
AND THIS FIRE IN MONUMENT OREGON IS JUST ONE REASON WHY. THE BLAZE MORE THAN DOUBLED IN SIZE OVERNIGHT AND NOW COVERS AT LEAST 20,000 ACRES. IT's STILL JUST ONE OF DOZENS OF FIRES BURNING IN THE WEST.

SOT: CLYDE ZELLER/FIRE FIGHTER

"CONDITIONS OUT HERE ARE DRY AND HOT...WE COULD REALLY USE A BREAK IN THE WEATHER."
CREWS FIGHTING FIRES LOOK TOWARD

(LOCATOR: BOISE, ID)


THE NATIONAL INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER IN BOISE FOR HELP. HERE, SMOKE JUMPERS, ELITE CREWS THAT PARACHUTE DOWN TO THE FIRE ARE ON STANDBY.

SOT: MIKE HAYDEN/SMOKEJUMPER

" NO MATTER HOW MUCH PREPARATON THEY DID .., IT ENDS UP, WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE, WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH RESOURCES."
SO COMMANDERS IN THE North West HAVE CALLED IN THE TROOPS. FRIDAY, NATIONAL GUARD PERSONNEL LEFT THEIR BASE IN MEDFORD, OREGON AND THIS WEEKEND, TWO MILITARY BATTILIONS WILL BEGIN TRAINING TO FIGHT FIRES.

SOT: FIRE-FIGHTER (NO NAME) WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF SPACE



(LOCATOR: RUCH, OR)


AT THIS FIRE CAMP IN SOUTHERN OREGON, CREWS STAND ON LONG LINES DURING MEALTIMES AND THE HEAT IS ALMOST UNBEARABLE.
SOT: FIREFIGHTER (NO NAME)

"IMAGINE YOURSELF TRYING TO SLEEP IN 95 DEGREE HEAT AFTER WORKING A 12 HOUR SHIFT. YOUR WHOLE BODY BEING SORE."
WITH MANY FIRES STILL BURNING... IT'S HOPED THE MILITARY RE-INFORCEMENTS WILL BRING MUCHED NEEDED RELIEF TO WEARY FIREFIGHTERS.

(STANDUP)

And the airforce is flying SIX, C130-S, to the national inter-agency fire center here in Boise. The aircraft , typically used to transport military personal ..will be used to drop fire retardant. An indication crews need more air support if they are to gain control of over these fires. Jennifer Miller, CBS News, BOISE. ))

[6-Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:25:04]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Crews in Western states are not alone in their fight against the fires. Virginia firefighters are on their way to help battle the wild blazes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


More than 100 firefighters from all over the state left last night from the Roanoke Naval Reserve Center.
The National Inter-agency Fire Center has put the fire danger at the maximum alert level.
Firefighters from here say they're ready for anything.
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[SOT :00:07:30]
[IN Q=A lot of its hurry]

((ROBIN SNYDER/FIREFIGHTER: A LOT OF ITS HURRY UP AND WAIT BUT WE DO A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING FROM FALLING BEHIND SAWYERS AND PULLING OUT BRUSH TO DIGGING LINE. SOMETIMES YOU DO HOSE WORK, SOMETIMES YOU DO MOP UP. IT CAN BE A COMBINATION OF ANYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Robin Snyder/Firefighter]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=combination of anything]
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[VO-NAT]


The firefighters will spend the next two weeks stationed throughout the west especially Nevada and Washington.
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[Gay-Killer]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

A suspected seriel killer who allegedly targets gays has been captured in Nevada for killing two gay men in Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Reno, NV]


19-year-old Adam Ezerski allegedly attacked another gay man in San Francisco Tuesday morning.
Authorities then began patrolling gay neighborhoods across the country reporting that a killer could be among them.
Police suspect Ezerski was heading to Reno because of a gay pride celebration to be held there this weekend.
The car he stole from one of his victims was spotted Friday in San Fransico. He was arrested a short time later.

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[Hedrick]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC49:17]
[GRAPHIC=Hedrick]

A CONVICTED killer here in Virginia will not receive a new trial- An Appomattox judge DENIED Brandon Wayne Hedrick's request for a new trial. Hedrick will remain on Death Row.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co./File Tape]


Hedrick was sentenced to die in July, 1998 for the rape, robbery and murder of Lisa Yvonne Crider.
The state Supreme Court ordered a review of his case after one of Hedrick's attorneys claimed his partner did not do enough to prepare for the trial.
In a 35- page ruling issued yesterday, Judge Richard Blanton denied all of Hedrick's claims that his lawyers' poor performance led to his conviction.
An execution date has not been set.
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[Church-Theft]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC22:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]

In Botetourt County - Deputies found an alleged church burglar while looking for ANOTHER suspect.
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[VO-NAT]

[mugshot]
Deputies say 37-year-old William Scales of Wirtz ran from them when they knocked on a neighboring door at the Travel Town motel.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Scales is charged with breaking and entering at a Catholic Church outside Fincastle earlier this month.
Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says Scales stole 7-THOUSAND dollars in gift certificates that the church used for fundraisers.
Scales has also been charged with several other break-ins in Botetourt and Franklin Counties.
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[Jones]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

From lawbreakers to law-makers - at least two democrats are vying for a seat in the House left open by Delegate Whitt Clement. Earlier this week, Clement announced he would NOT be running for re-election.
G-W Danville teacher Robert Q. Jones says he'll try for the party's nomination in the new 14th District.
Danville city council member Joyce Glaise says she's also thinking about running.
Democrats will hold a mass meeting Monday night to pick a candidate.

[L'burg-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:18:39]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

The race for Lynchburg's city sheriff is also heating up. Yesterday - Black activist Danny McCain picked up a key endorsement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Lynchburg/Last Night]


The Lynchburg Voters League announced yesterday they voted to endorse McCain over fellow candidate Mary Randolph- Preston.
League vice president Clyde Clark says the backing carries with it a large percentage of the city's minority vote.
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[SOT 22:56:45]
[IN Q=When the Lynchburg]

((CLYDE CLARK/LYNCHBURG VOTERS LEAGUE: WHEN THE LYNCHBURG VOTERS LEAGUE SPEAKS, CHURCH MEMBERS AND ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE CITY LISTEN TO THE VOTERS LEAGUE AND THEY VOTE THAT WAY, IN MOST CASES THEY DO.))
[SUPER=401-Clyde Clark/Lynchburg Voters League]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=most cases they do.]
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[VO-NAT]


McCain, Randolph- Preston and Ron Gillespie are seeking to replace retiring sheriff Lawrence Simpson.
A fourth candidate, Herb Duff, had filed the necessary paperwork but apparently has dropped out of the race.
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[Buckle-Up]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC1:07:02]
[GRAPHIC=Safety Belts]


Lynchburg residents should be thinking about more than just their choice for sheriff - Officials there are working on a plan to make roads safer by making drivers buckle up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Yesterday - Lynchburg police announced a three- week program called "Buckle Up Now"-
It's meant to get more motorists to strap themselves in.
Police say just two thirds of Hill City drivers use their seatbelts.. they'd like to see that percentage go up.
They'll be using street signs, advertisements and traffic checkpoints to get the message across.
Lynchburg is one of just THREE Virginia cities to get a 100- thousand dollar state grant for the Buckle Up program.
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[Midsummer-Dream]


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


[ANCHOR TAG!!!]
Virginia Western Theatre is in the midst of its Renaissance Festival. This year's Shakespeare contribution is "A Midsuummer Night's Dream". Shannon Young stopped by dress rehearsal for this week's Time Off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The course of true love never did run smooth."]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rafe Telsch/Director; :15]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lanza/"Bad" Puck; :49-QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Katie Futrell/"Good" Puck; :59-QUICK]
[SUPER=@Shannon1;1:14]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=STD]


(("The course of true love never did run smooth." With that one line the Bard sums up the confusion running rampant through "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
[SOT 00:33-00:46]
[IN Q=It's a love story...]

(( a woman and the woman ends up being scorned.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=the woman ends up being scorned.]

The play focuses on three couples: Hermia and Demetrius, Helena and Lysander and Oberon and Titania. Their relationship woes are orchestrated by fairies and are merrily viewed by Puck, a character who's personality traits are so diverse that Director Rafe Telsch split the role between actors.
[SOT 1:50-2:01]
[IN Q=We have two Pucks.]

((We have two Pucks. Puck is played as a dual being. One that is governed more by passions and one that is governed more by the heart and mind.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=by the heart and mind.]
[SOT 4:59-5:09]
[IN Q=I'm the one who's messes with everyone...]

((I'm the one who messes with everyone. I'm the one who does all the bad things... very mischievious.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=all the bad things. Very mischievious.]
[SOT 5:10-5:18]
[IN Q=I'm the one who's romantic...]

((I'm the one who's romantic, loves nature, is happy about everything and wants everything to be perfect.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=wants everything to be perfect.]

Which it is, at various moments throughout the play... as when Titania thinks she's fallen for a man who's been transformed into a donkey.
[SOT 29:47-29:50]
[IN Q=Me thinks I desire...]

((Me thinks I desire a bottle of hay.))
[RUNS= :02]
[OUT Q=a bottle of hay.]

In the end, love's crooked path straightens out and the fairies learn their lesson. The actors hope you'll join them in the twisted trip and become as fond of the silliness as they are.
[SOT 6:03-6:14]
[IN Q=I love this play and I've never heard of it being done this way.]

((I love this play and I've never heard of it being done this way. But it's been a really fun time and I think it'll be fun for everyone who comes.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=fun for everyone who comes.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.)) [ANCHOR TAG] Admission is free although donations are accepted. For show times and dates,
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[Take WDBJ Web Address Pinnacle] - Log onto our website at www.wdbj7.com and click on the Time Off suitcase. [Diner-Tease]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=Weekend Diner]
[GRAPHIC=none]




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[DinerOpen]


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

You can broil it, bake it and fry it - and today we're going to show you how to stuff it . . . Chicken that is. Here's Brent Watts with Weekend Diner.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[Weekend-Diner]


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


[wipe wipe wipe]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey There, welcome to]
[RUNS=3:00]
[OUT Q=this week's Weekend Diner]
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[ANCHOR=Jacey]

[Take FS Chyron 7153]
If you would like Audrey's recipe for Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Feta Cheese - or any recipe you see on Weekend Diner - check out our web site at WDBJ-7-dot com - just click on the Weekend Diner Icon. Or - you can send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope to... Weekend Diner Care Of WDBJ7.....P.O. Box 7 Roanoke....Virginia 24022-0007. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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[2Open-Heads]


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



[ROLL COLD OUT OF THE OPEN]

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


Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning......


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We will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello]

[Hotel-FIre]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


68 people are dead after fire swept through a six story hotel in the Philippines over night.
Many of them were trapped by anti burglar bars on the windows of their rooms.
Gaby Tabunar reports, this fire is one of the deadliest in the country's history.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They stood on balconies]
[SUPER=03-Manila, Phillipines;:00]
[SUPER=01-Joey Lina/Philippine Interior Secretary;:32]
[SUPER=01-Gaby Tabunar/Reporting;1:00]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=Gaby Tabunar, CBS NEWS, MANILA.]


((THEY STOOD ON BALCONIES-- SCREAMING AND BEGGING FOR HELP. MOST OF THE GUESTS WERE FAST ASLEEP, WHEN A PRE-DAWN FIRE BROKE OUT AT THE MANOR HOTEL -- IN A SUBURB OF MANILA. AUTHORITIES SAY THEY WERE APPARENTLY ALERTED OF THE FIRE-- ONLY AS THE SMOKE AND FLAMES TRAPPED THEM IN...

(NAT)


...HEAVY SMOKE AND INTENSE HEAT ON ONE SIDE-- IN THE HOTEL'S HALLWAYS...AND IRON BARS ON THEIR WINDOWS-- ON THE OTHER. RESCUE CREWS HAD TO USE A TORCH TO CUT OUT THE ANTI-THEFT BARS --AND PULL CHOKING, FRIGHTENED GUESTS TO SAFETY.

SOT: Joey Lina/ Philippine Interior and Local Government Secretary



We don't know how many are injured. They are already at hospital.
DOZENS OF GUESTS WERE KILLED. MANY WERE FOUND IN THE BUDGET HOTEL'S BATHROOMS...TRYING TO SHIELD THEMSELVES ANYWAY POSSIBLE.
ONE AMERICAN-- STAYING AT THE HOTEL WITH A MINISTRY GROUP-- SAID HE HAD TO RIP HIS AIR CONDITIONER OUT OF THE WALL TO GET TO A FIRE ESCAPE.

(NAT)


AT A NEARBY BASKETBALL COURT, THE HORROR OF WHAT HAPPENED WAS EVEN MORE PAINFULLY OBVIOUS... BODY AFTER BODY LINED UP IN ROWS FOR FINGERPRINTING AND IDENTIFICATION...LOVED ONES -- INCHES AWAY--IN COMPLETE SHOCK.

(NAT)


THE CITY'S MAYOR SAYS THE HOTEL HAD BEEN WARNED OF ITS FIRE SAFETY INADEQUACIES...LIKELY LITTLE COMFORT NOW FOR THE FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO DIED.
GABY TABUNAR, CBS NEWS MANILA. ))


[2-Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST= sat am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=WILDFIRES]

WILDFIRES are to blame for burning more than 80-THOUSAND acres in Washington.
Oregon has some of the biggest fires, and Nevada has lost close to 300-thousand acres.
Meanwhile, in California, a power company is putting energy into restoring burned out forest land.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Emigrant Gap, CA]


More than 23 HUNDRED acres of forest were destroyed in Emigrant Gap fires this week.
Some of that land belongs to PG and E.
The company has been banking seeds from the area for years, and is now ready to replant.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Next year people]

(( ALAN NEWCOMB/SR. FORESTER PG&E: THE TREES HAVE A MUCH BETTER CHANCE OF SURVIVAL AND A MUCH BETTER CHANCE OF DOING WELL ON THIS PARTICULAR SITE BECAUSE THEY'VE ADAPTED TO IT ALREADY.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Newcomb/Senior Forester]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=it already.]
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[VO-NAT]


The seedlings were actually plucked from this very forest, so when they're re-planted, they stand a good chance of survival.
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[Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:25:59]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Help is on the way to firefighters in the western U-S - reinforcements from the Commonwealth are now on thier way to fight the fire. About a hundred firefighters boarded a plane last night in Roanoke.
Justin McLeod found out why area firefighters are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:55]
[IN Q=Nat sound of commander calling out names]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00-:06]
[SUPER=01-Robin Snyder/Firefighter; :15 QUICK ]
[SUPER=01-Mark Carrico/Firefighter; :33]
[SUPER=@justin1; :53]
[SUPER=01-Terry Fischer/Squad Leader; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF COMMANDER CALLING OUT NAMES))
They're packed and ready to go. ((NAT SOUND OF WILDFIRES IF POSSIBLE))
And this is what they'll find, thousands of acres up in flames.
[SOT 00:07:15]
[IN Q=I'm have a little experience]

((ROBIN SNYDER/FIREFIGHTER: I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF EXPERIENCE UNDER MY BELT BUT YOU'RE STILL EXCITED AND NERVOUS, ABSOLUTELY.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=and nervous, absolutely]


These fires make even the most experienced crews nervous.
After all, the National Interagency Fire Center has put the fire danger at the maximum alert level.
Area firefighters say they're ready for anything.
[SOT 09:30]
[IN Q=Things happen, weather changes]

((MARK CARRICO/FIREFIGHTER: THINGS HAPPEN, WEATHER CHANGES SO DRASTIC, YOU JUST HAVE TO BE ON YOUR TOES AT ALL TIMES.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=at all times]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF FIREFIGHERS WALKING WITH GEAR; 15:49))
They'll also be on their feet alot.
The firefighters from Virginia will concentrate their effors mainly in very remote forest conditions.
They may have to hike several miles in and out of the woods each day.
[SOT 13:49]
[IN Q=More than a hundred]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: MORE THAN A HUNDRED AREA FIREFIGHTERS WILL SPEND THE NEXT TWO WEEKS DAY AND NIGHT FIGHTING THE FIRES OUT WEST. THEY'LL TELL ITS AN REWARDING JOB BUT ALSO A DANGEROUS ONE. THIS COMES LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER FOUR FIREFIGHTERS DIED OUT WEST FIGHTING WILDFIRES.)) [Runs15]
[OUT Q=west fighting wildfires]


Here at home, firefighters are trained to prepare for the worst.
If they get trapped in a fire storm, they must cover themselves with an emergency shelter like this one. ((FEED TAPE THURSDAY; TAPE CUED))
[SOT 12:07]
[IN Q=As a last resort]

((TERRY FISCHER/SQUAD LEADER: AS A LAST RESORT YOU DEPLOY ONE OF THOSE AND IT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM DIRECT FLAME CONTACT.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=direct flame contact]

((NAT SOUND OF PLANE TAKING OFF))
Area firefighters leave having different experiences and expectations, but they all share the same goal, putting out the fires and getting home safely.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke))

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[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning....... Things are looking good for some local schools -
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

and
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[VO-NAT]

This beauty pageant proves age is in the eyes of the beholder - But first if you are traveling today........ [Jacey ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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[Jacey MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[Pulaski-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-23 tc 1:41:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A man born, raised and educated in the New River Valley is taking over the helm of Pulaski County Schools.
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[VO-NAT :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

Donald Stowers is the region's new superintendent. Stowers says the move to Pulaski from a position in the Virginia Beach school system is like coming home. The 31-year education veteran grew up in Bland County and attended Radford and Virginia Tech.
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[SOT 1:43:19]
[IN Q=I come to this]

((DONALD STOWERS/SUPERINTENDENT PULASKI CO. SCHOOLS; I COME TO THIS AS A THIRD CAREER GOAL MY FIRST WAS TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER MY SECOND A HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AND THIRD TO BE A A SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Stowers/Pulaski Co. Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.]
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[VO-NAT]

Stowers spent time teaching in Montgomery County. He addressed Pulaski faculty and staff yesterday to open the new academic year.
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[6-Longwood]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC04:37]
[GRAPHIC=Longwood]


Changes are also on the way for Longwood College - it is gaining status.
Officials at the Farmville school are considering a change in designation to ``university.''
The school's Board of Visitors has authorized the college to evaluate the idea.
Longwood president Patricia Cormier (kor-mee-AY') says the school is already a university, but she says they don't want to ``become a big university.''
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Farmville/April 25]


Meanwhile, Freshmen will move into the recovered dormitories next Friday.
A fire destroyed several campus buildings in April.
Four dorms sustained smoke and water damage.
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[RU]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC56:55]
[GRAPHIC=Radford]

Changes are in place at Radford University - and the future of the school is looking bright.
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[VO-NAT :19.5]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

President Douglas Covington addressed faculty and staff to begin the Fall semester. He says a record number of undergrad and graduate students are enrolled, while Radford is also celebrating the start of a new college. The College of Information and Technology will combine computer, media and pre-engineering studies.
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[SOT 2:54:22]
[IN Q=IT'S TO HELP ]

((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT; IT'S TO HELP OUR GENERAL STUDENT BODY TO BECOME MORE TECHNOLOGY COMPETENT SO THEY CAN MARKET THEMSELVES MORE EFFECTIVELY WHEN THEY GRADUATE.))
[SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford University President;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=WHEN THEY GRADUATE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Covington also discussed the strain this year's budget impasse has put on higher education. Radford is waiting for Governor Gilmore to release state funds to renovate Peter's Hall.
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[Gazette]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC1:11:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]

While several schools are looking to the future - a Lexington Newspaper is celebrating its past. The News-Gazette marked a major milestone yesterday.
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[VO-NAT - :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]

The newspaper celebrated the 2-hundredth anniversary of its first publication in 1801. The paper showed off old photographs and memorabilia from its 2-centuries in print. The publisher says there will always be a demand for a community newspaper, and technology won't pass them by.
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[SOT - 25:26]
[IN Q=I believe in 50...]

((MATT PAXTON/NEWS-GAZETTE PUBLISHER; I STILL BELIEVE IN 50 OR A 100 YEARS WE'LL STILL BE PUTTING INK ON PAPER IN SOME FORM, THERE'LL ALWAYS BE A DEMAND FOR THAT, BUT I THINK WE'LL BE DOING THAT IN MANY OTHER WAYS TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Matt Paxton, IV/News-Gazette Publisher]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=many other ways too.]
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[VO-NAT]

The paper has gone through several name changes in its two centuries of print. But still, Paxton is among the fourth generation in his family to run The News-Gazette,
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[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Profile]
[GRAPHIC=VA Profile]


Neglected and abused horses are finding sanctuary on the farm of a Franklin County family.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Dream Catcher Farm cares for nine horses.
Kitty and Bucky Sutphin started it after saving their first horse from slaughter 10 years ago.
Each horse has a sad story... like this pony named Lucky, rescued from a North Carolina farm.
He was in a stall with no room to move for three years ... and his hooves had grown 14 inches long.
Now, he's healthy and has room to roam.
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((TERRI SHELL/DREAM CATCHER FARM: MOST OF THESE HORSES ARE JUST BIG, SPOILED BABIES AND THEY'RE NOT RIDDEN VERY MUCH. WE'RE NOT HERE TO RIDE THEM. THEY'RE BASICALLY HERE TO BE TAKEN CARE OF. AND IF MY MOM COULD LET THEM LIVE IN THE HOUSE, SHE WOULD. ))
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[VA PROFILES FS]
Find out about the people behind Dream Catcher Farm in this week's Virginia Profile - Tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.


[Senior-Pageant]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=01-35 tc 49:08]
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Move over Miss Virginia - Here comes Ms Virginia Senior Citizen! It's a pageant that's been around since 1993 and finds proof in the old saying . . . you're only as old as you feel. Brent Watts has more.

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[SUPER=01-Ruth Williams/Pageant Director; :23]
[SUPER=01-Janie Howell/Contestant; :38]
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[OUT Q=glad they came (clapping)]
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[ANCHOR=Jacey]
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[Full Screen] The Miss Virginia Senior Citizen Pageant will be held tonight at the William Fleming High School Auditorium beginning at 7:30. Admission is ten dollars.