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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... Candidates for Lieutenant Governor are speaking out about homosexuality -
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And Sioux City, Iowa is in shock and mourning after seven people were found brutally murdered. We'll have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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The school superintendent in Sioux City, Iowa, says the deaths of seven people -- including five children -- is -quote - something the entire city and region will wrestle with for some time.
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Police say the bodies of a mother and her five children were found by a baby sitter Thursday night.
Another man was found dead nearby.
Police arrested the woman's boyfriend - 23-year-old Adam Moss and plan to charge him with the murder of seven people.
Two of the children are being remembered by their school principal as ``truly wonderful kids.''
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A Martinsville man was killed in a construction accident yesterday.
34-year old Charles Edward Belcher was climbing a power pole in Henry County when it snapped, hit Belcher in the head and fell to the ground.
He was taken to the hospital in Martinsville and was pronounced dead.
Belcher was working for Cable Contstructors when the accident happened.

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Virginia's fight for the mainstream in the lieutenant governor's race took a strange twist this week -- into whether the Boy Scouts should admit gays.
Republican Jay Katzen raised the question, with a resounding NO as his answer.
Democrat Tim Kaine says he supports the Supreme Court decision allowing the Boy Scouts to exclude whomever they want.
But in the discussion, both candidates went on record on some issues about homosexuality.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( Jay Katzen links the issue of gay rights to AIDS... calling homosexuality a choice, and "a lifestyle with public health consequences."
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((JAY KATZEN/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: THIS INVOLVES A SOCIETAL PRICE. IN OTHER WORDS, SOME PEOPLE ARE PAYING FOR THE ACTIONS OF CERTAIN PEOPLE WHO ARE ENGAGING IN THESE PRACTICES.))
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Katzen calls children and heterosexuals who contract AIDS "innocent victims."
So we asked if homosexuals DESERVE to get AIDS.
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((JAY KATZEN/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I'M NOT JUDGMENTAL ABOUT THAT AT ALL, NO, NO, NO. I'M NOT JUDGMENTAL ABOUT THAT. AS I SAY, I FEEL VERY BADLY, ON THE CONTRARY.))09
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((TIM KAINE/D-CANDIDATE FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: MY FEELINGS ABOUT THAT STATEMENT, AND MORE GENERALLY ABOUT THE COMMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE ARE THAT IT'S A CAMPAIGN OF BIGOTRY AND DIVISION. VIRGINIA'S SEEN PLENTY OF THAT IN OUR POLITICAL HISTORY. IT'S NEVER DONE ONE GOOD THING FOR THE STATE.))16
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Kaine -- for the record -- is a civil rights lawyer who says he opposes discrimination against homosexuals in housing or employment.
But he does NOT favor changing state law to create the institution of gay marriage.
Katzen says homosexuality is just morally wrong.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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Some feathers are still being ruffled by Smith Mountain Lake's notorious chicken. It's owner has found a new way to keep it nested where it is.
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These days, it's showing an ENTRANCE sign.
The 8-foot rooster's owners say they found a loophole in Franklin County sign laws -- allowing two entrance signs.

So, that's what they painted on the bird's wing.
The county ordered it taken down, saying it was too close to other signs and the road.
No word from the county on whether the latest chicken caper is indeed legal.
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Just as watermelon offers the sweet taste of summer, Asian pears help usher in the crisp days of fall. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young takes us to Virginia Gold Orchard to reap the bounty of an unusual harvest.
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Paul Estabrook is something of a rarity in Southwest Virginia. That's because he and his wife grow pears, and not the kind you pick up at the grocery store.
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((We have pears that will give you a pineapple aftertaste, a citrus... We had one... the kids say it smells like bubblegum when you cut it open.))
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Virginia Gold Orchard specializes in fourteen varieties of Asian Pears. The fruit is certified organic and meets Virginia's Finest standards.
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((Now, the Estabrooks don't give formal tours but they do invite you to wander the orchard, bring a lunch and sit at a picnic table and, of course, taste test the pears.))
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Each has the appearance and texture of an apple, but with a distinct pear taste. The Estabrooks say visitors are often amazed.
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((Facial expressions are, "Oh, my God!", "Wonderful!", "Woo!". It's the range of surprise. Usually the next word is, "They're delightful", "They're great."))
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To experience the fruit for yourself you'll have to visit the orchard because you won't find Virginia Gold's pears in stores. But Estabrook guarantees your trip will be worthwhile.
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((Until you've had one of these pears, picked right, grown right, you really haven't had a nice piece of fruit.))
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The sixth annual Appalachian Folk Festival is being held this weekend at Virginia's Explore Park. Here with us today is Eddie Goode, the 18th century coordinator at Virginia's Explore Park and with him is Ken Bloom, an 18th century entertainer.

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Thanks so much for joining us today. Now tell me, what exactly are you going to be doing this weekend?
This is the sixth year you've been holding this event - how did it get started?
What type of events are going on this weekend?
What kind of entertainment do you provide?
Is there a high demand in the area for the Appalachian Folk Life?
How many people do you expect to attend this weekends events?
Thanks again for being here with us today. [WEBWATCH!!] And if you would like more information on the Appalachian Folk Festival - or any events going on at Virginia's Explore Park - you can visit their website by going to our Homepage at wdbj7.com and click on the webwatch icon.

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Things just keep getting worse for one Baby Bomber.
Not only was he too old to play in the little league series, his visa has run out AND he hasn't been in school for more than a year.
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That's the bad news for Bronx star Danny Almonte.
It seems all the good news ran out after he pitched the first perfect game in the world series since 1957.
The Team repeatedly said he was 12 and produced documents supplied by the boy's parents... documents that now appear to be falsified.
The Bronx Baby Bombers will forfeit all of it's victories this year.
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If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calendar.
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There are always new twists on old time favorites. Today we are going to see a different kind of Potato Salad. Here's Brent Watts with Weekend Diner.
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If you would like Jessica's Potato Salad recipe 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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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning......
Southside suffers another economic setback as two furniture companies annouce layoffs.
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And - California officials are searching for the body of a man who they believe died in a house fire during a stand off with police. We will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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Sioux City, Iowa police have arrested a suspect and say he'll be charged with the brutal slayings of seven people, including a mother and her five children.
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Police have arrested 23-year-old Adam Moss, the boyfriend of the woman killed.
A baby sitter discovered the bodies of Leticia Aguilar and her children in their two-story home in a low-income neighborhood Thursday night.
Police are calling it one of the most vicious crimes they've ever seen.
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((CHIEF JOE FRISBIE: THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST HEINOUS, BRUTAL HOMICIDES THAT I'VE PROBABLY EVER WITNESSED.))
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No details of the crime are being released. It's only known that the murders were gruesome and the killer was creative in his choice of a weapon.
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An effort to serve a search warrant to a Los Angeles County Man ended in disaster...
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the man's upscale home engulfed in flames and a 17-year police veteran is dead.
Police say James Beck was wanted for impersonating a U-S Marshal and stock piling weapons at his home.
Agents were trying to serve a warrant when they say Beck engaged them in a gun battle, killing the officer.
The search for James Beck continues this morning.
Police believe he died in the blaze.
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Just 2-and-a-half months after tripling aircraft tire production, the Goodyear tire plant in Danville is facing layoffs and a slowdown in production.
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Goodyear will lay off 25 to 30 employees from its aircraft tire division today citing a slowdown in the market. A company spokesperson said additional layoffs are possible before the end of the year, but said that decision will be made later. The plant will also see a significant slowdown in production. Three months ago Goodyear laid off 150-workers from its truck tire division in Danville.
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A double dose of bad news for Martinsville and Henry County.
Both Hooker and American Furniture companies are laying off workers.
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About 100 people at the Hooker plant are losing their jobs.
Officials say the Martinsville plant was selected because it could be run more efficiently.
American Furniture is also handing out pink slips.
120 workers at its plants in Martinsville and Chilhowie are going.
Officials with American blamed the layoffs on the slump in the lodging industry-- it makes furniture for hotels, motels, nursing homes and the federal government.
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The economy and employees of Henry County aren't the only things that will suffer because of the layoffs. Schools will also feel the impact.
As Justin McLeod found out there are too many problems and not enough money to fix them all.
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You need to look no further than Fieldale Elementary to understand the problems.
The building is more than sixty years old, and it shows.
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A building that needs major renovations.
Teachers keep computers covered because of frequent leaks.
Classes are held next door and across the street.
There's not even enough electricity to run extra fans.
The district wants to make improvements but has no money to do so.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: RECENT LAY-OFFS LIKE THE ONES HERE AT HOOKER FURNITURE WILL ONLY MAKE THE SITUATION WORSE. AFTER ALL, PEOPLE TEND TO GO WHERE THE JOBS ARE SO AS PEOPLE MOVE OUT, SCHOOL ENROLLMENT GOES DOWN WHICH IN RETURN MEANS LESS STATE FUNDING FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.))
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District officials thought consolidation would solve the problem.
In January, the school board considered converting two of the county's four high schools into middle schools.
But the plan drew major opposition and today that project is on hold.
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((SHARON DODSON/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE JUST NEED TO GET A SENSE IF THE COMMUNITY WANTS TO COMMIT TO LONG TERM CAPITOL PROJECTS OR NOT, THATS A HARD DECISION TO MAKE.))
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A decision that means millions of dollars in improvements without costing the main goal-- giving kids a great education.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County. ))

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[MB Set] [News 7 Sat AM in Monitor - 0061]
A group of Seniors in Roanoke is heading back to school this fall. It's a program known as L-O-A's Senior Reading Friends. Members of Retired and Senior Volunteers Program spend about one hour a week at a local elemetary school working one on one with children in kindergarten through third grades. Here with us today is Gerrie La Manna, organizer of the RSVP program.
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Thanks for joining us today, Gerrie. What exactly is this program?
How did it get started?
How many volunteers do you currently have?
How many children usually participate?
Can you usually tell a big difference in the students after they have help?


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[Take Full Screen] If you would like more information on volunteering for the RSVP program, you can call the LOA Central Office at 540-345-0451.
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Thanks again for joining us today. I hope the program continues to be a success.

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[BOTH MICS HOT] There's something a little creepy at the box office
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Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning -
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We'll tell you about the latest horror flick that hit the boxoffice this weekend. But first if you are traveling today........ [Jacey ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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