[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning ....... a drive-by shooting and suicide bombing make for a deadly day in Israel.
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And Lynchburg's Electoral board chairman resigns under fire. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Mid-East]


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


Officials believe a Palestinian suicide bomber is to blame for a blast at an Israeli train station.
The explosion killed three people and wounded dozens of others
This came just hours after a drive-by shooting in the West Bank.
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[VO-NAT:17]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel]


Witnesses say a van carrying teachers to a school in the Jordan Valley was struck with gunfire that came for a car with Palestinian plates.
Two Israeli's were killed and several others were injured. The latest violence is casting doubts on possible truce talks between the two sides.
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[2-N-Ireland]


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


Violence and conflict in Northern Ireland has taken a toll on the country's youth caught in the cross fire.
Many say the situation is still volatile and the prospect of peace may only be an illusion.
Tom Fenton has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In spite of the terrible scenes]
[SUPER=03-Belfast, Northern Ireland; :00]
[SUPER=01-Professor Paul Bew/Queens University Belfast; :43]
[SUPER=01-Tim Pat Coogan/IRA Leading Historian; :51]
[SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting; 1:11]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=Tom Fenton CBS News, Belfast, Northern Ireland]

((In spite of the terrible scenes and vicious turmoil surrounding the start of school for these young children in North Belfast...only last week thousands of Northern Ireland's young, relaxed & happy, celebrated their high school examination results. They are better than ever this year.

(shoppers)

And superficially, that goes for many things here. There are no more body searches just to go shopping.

(soldiers/bomb site)

But the demonstrations and a huge car bomb, discovered and defused in a popular tourist spot, suggest that peace here may be an illusion.

(Walking)

Paul Bew of Queens University Belfast is increasingly pessimistic about the future.

(Professor Paul Bew/Queens University Belfast/Modern Historian)

UNFORTUNATELY THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR THIS THING TO UNRAVEL.
Tim Pat Coogan, a leading historian of the IRA, agrees.

(Tim Pat Coogan)

IT'S A VERY VOLATILE SITUATION. THERE'S POLITICAL PETROL SPILT AND THERE ARE FAR TOO MANY PEOPLE WILLING TO DROP MATCHES INTO IT.

(Colombia IRA arrest)

The most explosive issue is disarmament. When three senior IRA men were arrested in Colombia and accused of collaborating with a Marxist rebel group in bomb making, gun running and even drug dealing, the peace process ground to a halt.

(On camera)

FEW PEOPLE HERE HAVE EVER HEARD OF COLOMBIA AND FEWER STILL KNOW WHERE IT IS. BUT THE REPUTATION OF THE IRA IS SO HUGE THAT ITS BECOME A ROLE MODEL FOR REBEL GROUPS AROUND THE WORLD, WHO ADMIRE IT FOR ITS SUCCESS AND SOPHISTICATION

(Fenton with kids)

And the Catholic kids in West Belfast will tell you, the IRA men are still role models here as well
Protestant paramilitaries also seem unwilling to disarm. Their bomb attacks continue, and there have been two shootings recently.
But there is a more fundamental problem -- the young people, especially the Protestants, are giving up on the place.

(Tim Pat Coogan)

THEY'RE LOSING HEART. THE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LEAVING, GOING TO SCOTTISH UNIVERSITIES. THEY DON'T COME BACK.
If that is to be the future of this divided province, both sides will have lost.
Tom Fenton CBS News, Belfast, Northern Ireland.))


[Airplane-Smoke]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC-1:00:22]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A scare at the Roanoke Regional Airport last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Fire officials say a technician smelled smoke in the cockpit of a Northwest Airlink plane. Airport officials say no passengers were on board the plane, and the smoke did not do any damage. Fire officials are investigating the incident.
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[Grant]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC-1:01:21]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Lynchburg's Electoral Board chairman is resigning . . . in lieu of facing the fire from the STATE board of Elections in a hearing next week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]

Alphonso Grant, seen on the right, resigned yesterday amid allegations he charged nearly 20-thousand dollars on a city issued credit card. Grant is also accused of unlawfully firing two employees of the registrar's office. In an emotionally charged meeting in Richmond Friday, the State Board of Elections split on a vote to ask him to resign immediately or petition the court to remove him.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=None]

In a letter announcing his resignation, Grant attacked a Lynchburg newspaper for pursuing a quote - "one-sided political vendetta".

Grant says he has decided to forward his energy in other directions.[Pattisall]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC-29:44]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Salem judge isn't expending any extra energy. With his vacation plans already in the mix, he asked attorneys involved in a redistricting lawsuit against the state to come to him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]

District Judge Richard Pattisall has asked lawyers for both sides to travel to Hilton Head, South Carolina Monday, where he'll hold court in a beach side community center. A state watchdog group says that idea is "arrogant'' and wastes taxpayer money. Pattisall will hear motions on whether to step down from the case and will rule on the Democrats' request to force the state to keep existing legislative districts in place.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Democrats claim that Republican leaders engaged in racial, gender and partisan gerry-mandering when redrawing legislative district lines last spring.









[Passenger-Rail]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC-1:48:58]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Travelers in Southwest Virgnia may soon have a new option. Congressman Bob Goodlatte says passenger trains could come chugging through the region.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Week;]

However, Goodlatte says a passenger rail could be more of an issue for the state and not the federal government. Goodlatte spoke with Roanoke City Council this week about the issue.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The state has appropriated...]
[SUPER=@Goodlatte;]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) 6TH DISTRICT; THE STATE HAS APPROPRIATED FUNDS TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE RAIL LINES AND STATIONS. CONGRESS HAS PASSED LEGISLATION ON REQUEST OF MYSELF AND CONGRESSMAN BOUCHER TO HAVE AMTRAK PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROJECT WITHIN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA AND IT'S OUR GOAL TO HAVE AMTRAK PROVIDE THE ROLLING STOCK, THE LOCOMOTIVES AND PASSENGER CARS.))
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=locomotives and passenger cars.]
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[VO-NAT]

Goodlatte also says passenger rail service could encourage more freight rail traffic, freeing up lanes on Interstate 81.
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[Olde-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC-1:09:12]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Passenger trains weren't the only pieces of history on the minds of Virginian's yesterday. An old Salem tradition took over Main Street.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Thousands turned out for the 21st annual Olde Salem Days.
The festival featured more than 400 artists and crafters as well as an antique car show.
Various bands also performed on three different stages throughout the afternoon.
The Salem Jaycees will use the proceeds from the event to help support various charitable programs throughout the area.
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[Lotto]


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


The FINAL Lotto Virginia drawing was held last night. That's because as of today the game becomes Lotto South. It's a multi-state venture with Kentucky and Georgia designed to produce bigger payoffs for players and higher profits for participating states. Lottery officials say Lotto South will operate the same as Lotto Virginia - only jackpots should AVERAGE between 10 and 20 MILLION dollars. The BASE jackpot will start at two-million dollars. The state created Lotto South because Lotto Virginia sales have fallen short of the state's goal. Lotto South's first drawing will be Wednesday.

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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Heart Disease dosen't just affect men - Coming up we'll talk about how it takes its toll on thousands of women each year -
[ANCHOR=Leo]

PLUS-
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[VO-NAT]

We'll have details on the latest player in the local toy market - later on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[Health-Check]


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


In this week's health check review,
A five year old boy inspires his father to run a marathon.
Local doctors use a new test to detect fractures of the spine.
Plus -- a nurses rally in Roanoke makes way for a Million Nurse March on Washington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Roanoke is the second city so far]
[SUPER=01-Louise Garcia/Million Nurse March Spokesperson; :15]
[SUPER=01-Essie Metzler/Local Nurse; 32]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Garry Bayliss/Lewis-Gale Clinic Rheumatologist; 1:09]
[SUPER=07-Ron Poff; 1:38]
[RUNS=2:08]
[OUT Q=this week's health check]

[tape 501-12, 38:39]
((Roanoke is the second city --so far --where nurses have rallied -- gaining momentum for a Million Nurse March next year.
Although the turnout was low -- organizers still feel the effort was a success.
[SOT7:53]
[IN Q=When nurses get together in a forum]

((LOUISE GARCIA/MILLION NURSE MARCH SPOKESPERSON:WHEN NURSES GET TOGETHER IN A FORUM LIKE THIS --THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEIR ALONE ANYMORE -- THEY FEEL THEY HAVE SUPPORT IT'S JUST A CATALYST TO GET NURSES TO START TALKING, START DIALOGUING --SO THAT THEY'LL STOP LEAVING THE PROFESSION ))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=stop leaving the profession]


One of the biggest issue nurses say they are facing is the shortage.
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[SOT17:23]
[IN Q=The climate is very tense righ now]

((ESSIE METZLER/LOCAL NURSE: THE CLIMATE IS VERY TENSE RIGHT NOW --WE ARE IN A NURSE SHORTAGE -- A LOT OF NURSES HAVE CHOSEN TO TAKE ALTERNATIVE FIELDS AND NOT DO BEDSIDE ON ON-HAND NURSING WHICH PUTS US IN A BIND))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=puts us in a bind]


Organizers hope to hold rallies all across the country -- before heading to Washington in 2002. [tape 501-12, 37:12] Also making medical headlines, doctors at Lewis-Gale Clinic are now using Instant Vertebral Assessment to detect fractures in the spine.
A test that could prove extremely beneficial for women over the age of 50 -- because one out every four has a fracture of the spine. And many are not even aware of it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:08:23]
[IN Q=The subset of patients with vetebral fractures]

((THE SUBSET OF PATIENTS WITH VERTEBRAL FRACTURES IS THE HIGHEST RISK PATIENT FOR OSTEOPOROSIS COMPLICATIONS --FOR FURTHER FRACTURES THAT MIGHT SHORTEN LIFE SPAN. MIGHT GREATLY IMPAIR PATIENTS LIFESTYLE))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=impair patients lifestyle]
[tape# 01-38 has soundbite, other video use tape 501- ]

In other health news, he's only 5 years old but already Andy Poff has adjusted to life with diabetes. He even checks his own blood sugar level.
Andy's courage has inspired his father to take on the challenge of running his first marathon all to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:40]
[IN Q=To see him go through the daily challenges]

((RON POFF; TO SEE HIM GO THROUGH DAILY CHALLENGES OF DIET OF EXERCISE OF EVEN THE INSULIN INJECTIONS --HE TAKES FOUR OF FIVE INSULIN INJECTIONS IN HIS STOMACH OR ARM.TO SEE HIM SUFFER THROUGH THAT IS A MOTIVATING FACTOR))
[RUNS= 19]
[OUT Q=is a motivating factor]


The marathon will be held in Florida in January. For more information about the Poff's fundraising effort you can find a link on our website.
That's this week's health check.))

[Heart-Disease]


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


More women die every year from heart disease --then breast cancer and all other forms of cancer combined.
Yet many people still think of it as a disease that mainly affects men.
Lewis-Gale Medical Center is out to dispel that myth by educating women about the deadly disease.
Next Sunday --Lewis-Gale will have a Women and Heart Health Symposium. [ANCHOR/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Jeanne Wohlford/Asst. Dir of Cardiology]


Here to tell us more about the event is Jeanne Wohlford.
1--WHY IS HEART DISEASE AN ISSUE WOMEN NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
2-HOW OFTEN DO WOMEN SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION?
3--TELL ME ABOUT THE UPCOMING EVENT
4-HOW CAN SOMEONE GET INVOLVED
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[PINNACLE]
Lewis-Gale Medical Center
Women and Heart Health Symposium
Hotel Roanoke
September 16 12:30 -4pm
cost: 25 dollars
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[ANCHOR=Joy]


Coming up later in the newscast --we'll have more details about the event -- and talk about some of the signs of heart disease. [3TOSS]
We'll be right back.[Albums-Bump] [2-SHOT] [soft music under]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun 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 Sunday Morning..... the worst of the tensions in Northern Ireland appear to be easing, but some people worry it's just an illusion.
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And the smell of smoke in the cockpit brings out the fire crews at Roanoke Regional Airport.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[N-Ireland]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

The worst of the recent tensions in Northern Ireland may be easing a little .. but some people worry the letup is temporary, and not entirely real.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Belfast, Northern Ireland]

Superficially - there seems to be a sense of relaxation. For example, there are no more body searches just to go shopping. While the unrest seems to have settled for now - many feel the peace is just an illusion.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a very]
[SUPER=01-Tim Pat Coogan/IRA Historian]

((IT'S A VERY VOLATILE SITUATION. THERE'S POLITICAL PETROL SPILT AND THERE ARE FAR TOO MANY PEOPLE WILLING TO DROP MATCHES INTO IT.))
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=matches into it]
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[VO-NAT]

Many Catholics still look up to the I-R-A .. and Protestant para-militaries, like the I-R-A, seem unwilling to disarm. But the biggest fundamental problem is that young people, especially Protestants, are giving up .. leaving Northern Ireland, and not coming back.
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[2-Mid-East]


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

There seems to be no peaceful break from violence in the middle east.
Unrest erupted once again today casting doubts on truce talks between Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.
Officials believe a Palestinian suicide bomber may be responsible for an explosion that killed three people.
This came just hours after a drive-by shooting in the West Bank.
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[VO-NAT:17]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel]


Witnesses say a van carrying teachers to a school in the Jordan Valley was struck with gunfire that came for a car with Palestinian plates.
Two Israeli's were killed and several others were injured.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
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[2-Airplane-Smoke]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC-1:00:22]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Fire officials were on alert last night at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Officials say a technician smelled smoke in the cockpit of a Northwest Airlink plane. Airport officials say no passengers were on board the plane, and the smoke did not do any damage. Fire officials are investigating the incident.
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[Belle-Avenue]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC-5:09]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A bad situation in a Northeast Roanoke neighborhood has gotten worse.
Vandals have destroyed homes, cars, and more importantly the sense of security in the area.
Justin McLeod explains why residents are fed up....with the vandals and the city.
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[SOT :29:30]
[IN Q=Nat sound Full of car driving by]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nathan Wheeling/Area Resident; :13]
[SUPER=@justin1; :33]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaskins/Roanoke Police Chief; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND FULL OF CAR DRIVING BY))
Take a drive through Belle Avenue and at first glance everything seems ok.
But take a closer look and you'll see there's a serious problem, vandalism. (FILE TAPE :57:07, shot of burnt concrete)
[SOT :00:37:54]
[IN Q=It first started off with a few eggings]

((NATHAN WHEELING/RESIDENT: IT FIRST STARTED OFF WITH A FEW EGGINGS, AND THEN IT STARTED FROM THAT SLASHING TIRES, JUST DIRECTLY VANDALISM.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=directly vandalism]


The problems started two years ago and only got worse.
A vacant building burned to the ground.
Cars got stolen.
The latest incident happened more than a week ago.
Someone set this car on fire.
[SOT 25:32]
[IN Q=The Roanoke Police Department]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY'VE INCREASED BIKE PATROLS AS WELL AS SENDING CRUISERS THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD ON A ROUTINE BASIS. BUT SOME RESIDENTS SAY THAT'S NOT ENOUGH. AFTER ALL THE PROBLEMS KEEP HAPPENING. THATS WHY SOME RESIDENTS ARE NOW PROVIDING THEIR OWN SECURITY.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=their own security]


Many have installed home security systems and motion sensor lights.
Some have gone as far as putting up survelliance cameras.
But some feel the city needs to do more.
[SOT :00:39:39]
[IN Q=For two years]

((NATHAN WHEELING/RESIDENT: FOR TWO YEARS, I THINK IS LONG ENOUGH.))
[Runs =02]
[OUT Q=long enough]


So earlier this week, some neighbors confronted the mayor and police chief at a neighborhood appreciation dinner.
The result? The city plans more study.
[SOT :48:00]
[IN Q=We'll take a look]

((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE CALLS FOR SERVICE THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE AREA, LOOK AT THE STATISTICS, AND SEE IF THE PROBLEMS ARE ON-GOING.))
[Runs= 09]
[OUT Q=are on on-going]


Neighbors also plan to start a more active neighborhood watch program.
Residents say they must do everything they can to stop (shot of stop sign :29:10) the vandals before it starts to drive (shot of car driving by) some away for good.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Tech-Farm]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC-26:00]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

Organizers are pushing plans forward for an encore of this year's Virginia Tech Farm Family Showcase.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Week;]

Thousands of Southwest Virginia residents traveled to the University's Kentland Farm on Wednesday and Thursday. The showcase featured farm and agricultural demonstrations as well as trade shows and exhibits.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:42:27]
[IN Q=there's nothing ]

((MIKE SCHRODER/VIRGINIA TECH; THERE'S NOTHING REALLY THAT EMPHASIZES THE EDUCATION ASPECT OF THE TRADE SHOW AND EXHIBIT PIECES SO WE TRY AND PUT EVERYTHING TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Schroder/Virginia Tech;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=EVERYTHING TOGETHER.]
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[VO-NAT]

Schools took advantage of the showcase by making the outing to the farm an educational field trip for students.
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[FAO-Schwarz]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC-15:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Elementary school students may be hoping for another kind of field trip this month. A famous toy store opened its doors in Roanoke yesterday..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


F-A-O Schwarz yesterday opened a temporary shop in the old Brendle's building at the Tanglewood Mall.
The company already has a distribution facility in Roanoke and is using some of that merchandise to test the market.


The store will only be open for three weeks but that could change.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:41:42]
[IN Q=If the Roanoke Valley]

((CATHERINE WELLS/SPOKESPERSON: IF THE ROANOKE VALLEY LIKES WHAT THEY SEE WE'LL GO BEYOND THAT. WE WOULD BE GLAD TO RESTOCK AND STAY ABOARD BUT IT IS ONLY A TEMPORARY SITUATION AND FOR ANYTHING PERMANENT THAN THAT, WE'LL SEE.))
[SUPER=01-Catherine Wells/Spokesperson]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=than that, we'll see]
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[VO-NAT]


Whether the company extends its stay will depend on sales and a number of other factors.
You can visit the new F-A-O Schwarz store until at least September 23rd.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] They've lived hard lives for their ages - but they don't let that get them down
[ANCHOR=Leo]


Still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning.......
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[VO-NAT]

We'll tell you what INSPIRES these kids to sing a different tune. But first if you are traveling today........ [Leo 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]

[Profile-Open]


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


They started out handing out Bibles in Communist Russia.
In the last ten years, World Help has lived up to its name.. providing life-saving assistance to thousands of needy people around the globe.
Steve Smallshaw takes us inside the small Bedford County charity that's making a big difference in this week's "Virginia Profile".
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=VA Profile]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Vernon Brewer/World Help; :37]
[SUPER=01-Mike Stewart/World Help; 1:18]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 2:03]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.]



(( [natsot singing 11:11:18 #1]
[RUNS= 04]


Perhaps nothing sums up what World Help does better than the faces of its international childrens choir.
Orphans from far- flung places like India, Burma and Nepal.. they've grown up destitute, homeless and hungry.
They're in America to make a difference.
[natsot singing ]
[RUNS= 02]


Last year's choir tour raised a quarter million dollars to build orphanages overseas.. another victory for Vernon Brewer's charity.
Brewer started World Help ten years ago with a goal of distributing Bibles to hundreds of thousands of Christians in the old Soviet Union.
[SOT 11:32:17]

((VERNON BREWER/WORLD HELP: SINCE THAT DAY, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DISTRIBUTE SEVEN MILLION BIBLES WORLDWIDE, NEW TESTAMENTS, AND TONS AND TONS OF HUMANITARIAN RELIEF IN CRISIS AREAS LIKE KOSOVO AND THE EARTHQUAKE IN GUDJARRAT AND HELP SUFFERING CHILDREN WITH OUR CHILD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM, SO IT'S JUST GROWN TREMENDOUSLY IN TEN SHORT YEARS.))
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[OUT Q=ten short years.]
[natsot from file tape ]
[RUNS= 02]


The supplies, like Brewer said, have gone to victims of earthquakes, famine and war.. and those who simply had the misfortune to be born poor.
[natsot choir singing]
[RUNS= 02]


The success of the choir has helped spread the word about World Help's mission.
[SOT 11:35:16]

((MIKE STEWART/WORLD HELP: IT BRINGS TO THE ATTENTION OF PEOPLE THAT WE DO SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS. WE'RE NOT JUST A CHILD SPONSORSHIP GROUP, WE'RE NOT JUST A BIBLE DISTRIBUTION GROUP, WE'RE SO MUCH DIVERSIFIED AND SOMETIMES WE CAN OFFER RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT, THE CHILD SPONSORSHIP, THE BIBLES, WE BUILD CHURCHES AND PLANT CHURCHES AND I THINK JUST THE NAME OF WORLD HELP WITH THIS CHOIR TRAVELING AND DOING ALL THOSE DIFFERENT THINGS IN DIFFERENT PLACES JUST INCREASES THAT AWARENESS.))
[RUNS= 18]
[OUT Q=that awareness.]


From orphans to earthquake victims to starving nations.. World Help has been there.
And when you deal with problems so large, it helps to think big.
Brewer's next goal: bringing the word of God to 80 million Chinese.
[SOT 11:35:10]

((VERNON BREWER: IT'S MY PERSONAL DREAM IN THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS BEFORE THE BEIJING OLYMPICS IN 2008, TO SEE THAT EVERY CHINESE CHRISTIAN HAS A BIBLE OF THEIR OWN. SO THAT'S A MASSIVE PROJECT THAT WE'RE DREAMING ABOUT RIGHT NOW.))
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These children will tell you, World Help makes dreams come true.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. In fact, 500-thousand die EACH year.
Despite the facts -- most women don't seek medical treatment for cardiovascular disease.
Lewis-Gale Medical Center is hoping to change that.
Next Sunday --- Lewis Gale will have a Women and Heart Health Symposium.

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[SUPER=01-Dr. Mona Sadek/Roanoke Valley Women's Ctr.]


Here to tell us more about the event is Doctor Mona Sadek (SAD-ick).
1- HOW DO WOMEN DIFFER FROM MEN WHEN IT COMES TO THE SIGNS OF HEART DISEASE?
2- ONE OF THE TOPICS AT THE EVENT WILL BE HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY -- TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT?
3-WHY WOULD SOMEONE WANT TO ATTEND THE EVENT

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[PINNACLE] Lewis-Gale Medical Center Women and Heart Health Symposium
Hotel Roanoke
September 16 12:30 -4pm
cost: 25 dollars

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[Showtimers]


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[1-Shot Joy] Showtimers Community Theatre is a local theatre that is completely community driven. You don't have to be a professional to participate in a production. You just have to have a passion for the arts. . . Here with us today is Showtimers director Jeff Walker.
[2-shot=joy and guest]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Walker/Showtimers Director]

Thanks for joining us this morning, Jeff. Now, you held auditions last night for an upcoming production - and yoiu will be holding more auditions tomorrow night.

1- How are auditions going so far?
2-Is is hard to find the talent you need to pull off the show in this area?
3-The production you are working on is Neil Simon's Rumors - tell us about that. Why did you choose it?
4-This year is the theatre's 50th year in operation - how have you kept it going solely on the community for that long?
5-Back to the auditions - what type character are you looking for?
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(VO OF YESTERDAY'S AUDITIONS!!)
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Are there any chances for other ages to participate in either this play or any upcoming plays?
How much are tickets to the show?
Once again, auditions will be tomorrow night - September 10th at 7pm at the Showtimers Theatre.
[Double Boxes-Leo/Joy] [toss to Leo for Ebert Picks]
Now Leo -will tell us whats on the big screen...

[Ebert-Picks]


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[WRITER=jen]
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Nearly four centuries after it was written, the message behind Shakespeare's 'Othello' still rings true. Roger Ebert has more in this weeks Ebert Picks.
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You can see Roger Ebert's and Richard Roeper's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station.


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On a programming note - beginning tomorrow morning, News 7 will be getting your day off to an EARLIER start.
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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. (+++++++)