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[WRITER=jen]
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[VO-NAT]
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[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Congressman Gary Condit is denying rumors that he might not run for re-election.
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[VO]
and the King of Pop returns to the stage.... We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Condit]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Gary Condit]


Will Gary Condit run for re-election? That seems to be the million dollar question. For now at least --the Congressman is denying reports that he plans to call it quits.
Aleen Sirgany is in Washington with the latest.
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CONGRESSMAN GARY CONDIT IS DENYING REPORTS THAT HE WILL LEAVE POLITICAL OFFICE AT THE END OF THIS TERM. HIS OFFICE HAS RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING: "MEDIA REPORTS TODAY STATING THAT CONGRESSMAN CONDIT HAS REACHED A DECISION REGARDING HIS 2002 CAMPAIGN ARE INACCURATE."
HOUSE MINORITY LEADER RICHARD GEPHARDT, WHO HAS PUBLIC ALLY CRITICIZED CONDIT S BEHAVIOR, WOULD'NT T SAY IF HE SHOULD CALL IT QUITS.

(SOT)RICHARD GEPHARDT/(D)HOUSE MINORITY LEADERTC10:56:05

That s a decision he has to make. He got elected by half a million people like I did. His political future is between he and them. They elected him to congress.
THEY ELECTED HIM TO CONGRESS SEVEN TIMES. BUT NOW EVEN IN HIS OWN DISTRICT, KNOWN AS CONDIT COUNTRY, HE IS FACING CRITICISM THAT SEEMS TO BE MOUNTING ON CAPITOL HILL AS WELL. SOME POLITICAL ANALYSTS SAY IT S TIME FOR CONDIT TO PACK UP HIS POLITICAL CAREER.

(SOT)STEPHEN HESS/THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTE TC13:15:42-:56

It s time for gary condit to go because the democratic leaders have decided he s liability, he s a party man, he s an elected official, they can t afford to lose his seat and I think he s going to properly respond to their wishes.
MEANTIME, IN MODESTO, CALIFORNIA, A GRAND JURY HAS REACHED A DECISION ON WHETHER TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS THAT GARY CONDIT OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE, BUT THAT DECISION HAS NOT BEEN MADE PUBLIC. THE CHARGE COMES FROM A FLIGHT ATTENDANT WHO SAYS CONDIT ASKED HER TO SIGN A FALSE AFFIDAVIT SAYING THE TWO NEVER HAD AN AFFAIR.

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CONGRESSMAN CONDIT HAS A FEW MONTHS TO DECIDE WHETHER TO RUN AGAIN. HE DOESN'T HAVE TO FILE THE PAPERWORK FOR REELECTION UNTIL DECEMBER 7TH. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON))


[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
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Even though his fundraising report isn't due for another week and a half, Democrat Mark Warner says he's hit the TEN-MILLION mark.
In July and August, he raised two-point-3 million dollars. And he has another 3 million dollars left in cash.
Of that, only 50 thousand dollars came from the self-made multi-millionaire's own pockets, his Chief of Staff points out.
[ANCHOR=Earley]


Republican Mark Earley says he won't be filing his report until next weekend... and has NO comment on Warner's money.

[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
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The first confirmed case of a HORSE infected with the West Nile Virus in Virginia has shown up in Rockingham County.
The six- year old horse is still alive, and his condition is improving -- although state agriculture officials say he continues to stumble.
So far this year, FIVE other states have reported horses infected with the virus.
The West Nile Virus is transferred through the bite of an infected mosquito.


[Michael-Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
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Michael Jackson performed with his brothers last night for first time in 20 years.
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Jackson held a tribute concert at Madison Square Gardens celebrating his 30 years in music and show business.
The concert was a star-studded event with an array performers hitting the stage -- including Destiny's Child.
This was the first of two tribute concerts.
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[Peaks-Otter]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
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[WRITER=syo]
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It's almost prime travel time on the Blue Ridge Parkway. And the Peaks of Otter Lodge is ready to handle the traffic. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young shows us how the rustic retreat is evolving.
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((The leaves at Peaks of Otter are getting ready to change. But at the lodge, it's already a new season. For the past year, management's been adding to and upgrading a facility already known for it's understated elegance.
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((It's all new carpet and painting and new buffets and the whole nine yeards, really.))
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Ron Stull has overseen the modifications. He says the main building was expanded to enlarge the dining room and include an amenity bar. But the lodge's greatest commodities are still peace and quiet. Most rooms boast rocking chairs and negative space instead of TV's and telephones. The focus is on the out of doors.
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((We want it to be part of nature and not something that stands out from nature.))
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The towering Peaks and the glassy surface of Abbott Lake take center stage. And if you're lucky you may come within viewing distance of some of the area's wildlife.
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((Usually, it's mainly deer, we see some snakes and every now and then if you're lucky you get to see a bear.))
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You may also catch a glimpse of the lodge's new mascot. An otter recently took up residence in the lake, although the critter proved camera shy. Stull says he's not sure what brought the animal to this neck of the woods. But he does know what keeps his customers coming back.
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Shannon Young, News 7, Bedford.))
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

[WEBWATCH FS] For more information abouty Peaks of Otter Lodge log onto our website at wdbj7-dot-com and click on the Time Off suitcase.
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[ANCHOR ON CAM] News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back

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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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Sickle cell disease affects more than 80-thousand Americans. It's an inherited disorder -- that for now has no cure.
But the Blue Ridge Association for Sickle Cell Anemia is hoping to make life easier for those suffering with the disease in our area.
And next weekend the organization will have a charity golf tournament. [ANCHOR/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Paula Walton/Blue Ridge Assoc. for Sickle Cell Anemia]


Here to tell us more about the event and the disease is Paula Walton.
QUESTIONS:
1- WHAT IS SICKLE CELL ANEMIA -- WHO DOES IT MAINLY AFFECT?
2-HOW SERIOUS IS THIS DISEASE?
3-HOW IS YOUR ASSOCIATION TRYING TO HELP SUFFERERS-- WHAT TYPES OF THINGS DO YOU OFFER
4-TELL ME ABOUT THE FUNDRAISER --
5- HOW CAN SOMEONE GET INVOLVED
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[PINNACLE] The registration deadline for the tournament is September 12th. For more information, you can call 540-562-2686.

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[SPORTS NEXT - FROM PS]

[Calendar-Weekend]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
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[WRITER=jen]
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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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[Home-Tours]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
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From the hundreds of family pictures on the walls... to the deer who play in the backyard... the Robinson's can truly call their sanctuary... 'home sweet home.'
The home was built in 1927 and today it is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
In this week's home tour we visit the country style home nestled in the mountains of Buchanan.
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[Take FS Chyron]
If you think YOUR home would make for an interesting Home Tour - send me your address, phone number, pictures and a description to Home Tours Care Of WDBJ7.....P.O. Box 7 Roanoke....Virginia 24022-0007. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jen]
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[VO-NAT]
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... A local manufacturer of fiber optic cable is cutting its workforce.
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[ANCHOR=JOY--On camera]

And authorites are investigating a new tip concerning the death of Jon Benet Ramsey. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

[2-shot toss to hello]

[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC41:38]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable Layoffs]

More layoffs have hit Southwest Virginia.
The economic downturn has taken its toll on a Roanoke Valley fiber optic firm.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./August 14]


Optical Cable Company says it is going to lay off 27 of its employees.
Two of those are part-time workers.
The manufacturer of fiber optic cable blames current economic conditions for the job cuts.
That's going to leave the company with about 200 workers.
It's the FIRST time Optical Cable has had to cut its work force.
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[CT-Farm]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC47:17]
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More bad business news for the area -
A national farm supply chain is cutting back, and closing four of its stores here in southwestern Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


C-T Farm- and- Country says it is pulling out of the southeast, and shutting down 35 stores across the country.

Stores in Roanoke, Christiansburg, Marion and Abingdon will close within the next 90 days. Each store employs about 20 people.
A company spokesman says the location in Lynchburg will remain open.
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[Printing-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:54:29]
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Things are looking up for the Roanoke Times. Yesterday the Board of Zoning unanimously approved the paper's plans for a 31-million dollar printing plant downtown.


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The newspaper says the 50- thousand square foot expansion will bring cutting edge technology that is now available in few other cities. The project is needed, officials say, to meet the modern demands of the newspaper business.
Opponents had argued the project wasn't appropriate for the proposed site, and not consistent with the city's zoning ordinance.
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((ROGER ROBERTS/PROJECT OPPONENT: I THINK PEOPLE HAD THEIR MINDS MADE UP BEFORE THEY GOT HERE. THIS DECISION WAS MADE BY COUNCIL A LONG TIME BEFORE TODAY.)) ((WENDY ZOMPARELLI/ROANOKE TIMES PUBLISHER: I THINK THIS PROJECT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT ATTRIBUTE FOR DOWNTOWN ROANOKE. AND I THINK IT ALREADY DOES MUCH TO MINIMIZE THE DISRUPTION AND WE'LL CERTAINLY DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP THE PROJECT VERY MANAGEABLE AND TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR WHILE THE PROJECT IS GOING UP.))
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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The debate may not be over. Opponents say they plan to take their case to circuit court.


[Jon-Benet]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=weekend am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=copy]
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Colorado investigators are looking into a NEW tip on the 19-96 murder of JonBenet Ramsey.
According to published reports -- an America Online subscriber posted an Internet message saying he witnessed the slaying of the young girl.
The e-mail read that whoever killed the six-year-old beauty queen was a handyman who had a key to the Ramsey's home.


A Boulder city spokeperson says the TIP isn't any more significant than others they've received over the years.


[SARA]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC58:58]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Roanoke Police have a new weapon to help with their fight on drugs.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Officers have tested a new program called S.A.R.A in the 700 to 900 blocks of Hunt Avenue.
Residents there -- complained that drug dealing in the neighborhood caused problems.
So officers beefed up foot patrols, created a neighborhood watch program and started evicting problem residents thanks to a federal law.
Seven residents have already been evicted with three more pending.
Officers say they've noticed a fifty percent drop in drug related offenses this summer in that neighborhood.
The Roanoke Police Department says the project is so successful it plans to expand it to other parts of the city.
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[Kandinsky-Trio]


[ANCHOR=JOY]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=LIVE]
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The Kandinsky Trio opens its 2001-2002 season next weekend at the Olin Theater at Roanoke College. Joining us here today are two members of the trio. Jacey, is everyone ready for the season premiere next week.
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[SUPER=01-Benedict Goodfriend/Kandinsky Trio]

[jacey] Yes, Joy - they've been preparing for months now - And here with us today are Elisabeth Bachelder and Benedict Goodfriend.
Welcome to News 7 - and thanks for joining us today. Are you ready for the season premiere next week?
What is the best thing about this performance?
What stands out as different about this concert?
Now, this was composed by John D'earth, is this the first time you have worked with him?
And it is going to have a bit of a jazz edge to it - featuring Larry Coryell and Peter Spaar. How do you think it will be working with them?
Is this the first time you have teamed up with them?
Thanks so much for joining us today. Good luck on your upcoming season.
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[TAKE FS/INFO] Again, the concert is NEXT Saturday at 8:00 in the Olin Theater at Roanoke College. Tickets are fifteen dollars for the general public and ten dollars for senior citizens. Season tickets are also available for forty-five dollars. Call the Roanoke College Box Office at 375-2333.
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[ANCHOR=Jacey - from PS]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[BOTH MICS HOT] Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Michael Jackson returns to the stage. . .
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((WILLA FORD/SINGER: I HAD NEVER HEARD OF ROANOKE.. BUT DON'T WORRY NO ONE'S HEARD OF MY HOMETOWN EITHER... ..))
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A rising star visits the Star City - we'll have details coming up . . . But first if you are traveling today........ [Jacey ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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((2-shot out of weather; News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back))[2Michael-Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=NET]
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Michael Jackson wasn't moonwalking - but fans felt like they were on cloud nine last night as the King of Pop returned to the stage.
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He took the audience back to the gold old days of the Jackson 5. This was the first time Jackson had performed with his brothers in 20 years.
The event was the first of two tribute concerts celebrating Jackson 30 years in the music and show business.
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[Willa-ford]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=01-]
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Teenagers came out in Roanoke to hear singing newcomer Willa Ford.
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The 20 year old said this was her first time to THIS part of Virignia.
Ford is a native of Florida....
She drew the crowd out last night.... especially the younger set.
Her First CD came out a couple of months ago.. and her "I Wanna Be Bad" is doing well... in fact Ford says she's NOT used to fame.
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((WILLA FORD: WEIRD WEIRD SOMETIMES I WAKE UP AND SAY WAHT'S MY SCEDULE LIKE.. AND THEN WHEN I SEE ALL THE FANS AND THE INFUENCE I THINK ALRIGHT IT'S WORTH IT.))
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[VO-NAT]


K-92 sponsored last night's concert at First Fridays-
Ford was a presentor at Thursday's MTV Music Video awards.. and is getting ready to record her next single.
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[Mornin-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[TAPE=None]
[GRAPHIC=News7 Mornin' 4080]

And don't forget - News 7 will be getting your day off to and EARLIER start - beginning Monday Morning.
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[Take Pinnacle FS 9012]
That's when News 7 Mornin' expands to 90 minutes, starting at 5-30 AM. We hope you will join Kimberly McBroom, Steve Pardon, and meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner at our new starting time, 5-30 A-M each weekday Morning, beginning Monday.
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