[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

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


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]

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


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we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[LA-Man]


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


Los Angeles Police and California Highway patrol officers have turned over a man to F-B-I.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]


Late last night they arrested an un-identified man that was allegedly under surveillance.
Neither the F-B-I, Los Angeles Police, nor the California Highway patrol will confirm that this man is connected with any sort of terrorist organization or plot.
The man was pulled over while driving a van towing a sports car.
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[NY-Recovers]


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


In the war torn area of New York City, restaurants and shops are looking for any kind of customer.
That's why a group of tourists from Oregon traveled there to lend support.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


More than 900 people have traveled all the way across the country to the Walkdorf-Astoria Hotel to try and boost the economy.
For many, this trip to New York is a first.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Even though]

((PATTI HALTOM/TOURIST: EVEN THOUGH WE COME WITH HEAVY HEARTS LIKE THE REST OF AMERICA ITS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR OUT KIDS TO SEE TEH HISTORY PAST AND PRESENT.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((RANDY HALTOM: THERE IS REALLY NO OTHER WAY WE CAN HELP OTHER THAN BEING HERE AND SHOWING SUPPORT.))
[SUPER=01-Patti Haltom/Tourist;:00]
[SUPER=01-Randy Haltom/Tourist;:07]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=showing support.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tourists say they'll spend the next several days seeing the sites -- and of course -- spending money.
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[Pyrocool]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-50 32:57]
[GRAPHIC=Ground Zero]

A local company is also doing its part to help firefighters at "Ground Zero" in New York City. It's called Pyrocool - and as Justin McLeod found out, it's a revolutionary product made right here at home.
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[SOT 1:22:42]
[IN Q=Nat sound of Robert walking into his office]
[SUPER=143-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=141-Robert Tinsley/Pyrocool Technologies; :08]
[SUPER=149-Justin McLeod/jmcleod*wdbj7.com; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Lynchburg]

((NAT SOUND OF ROBERT WALKING INTO OFFICE)) (( Robert Tinsley got the call more than a week ago.
His mission? Ground zero.
[SOT 1:07:47]
[IN Q=What used to be the]

((ROBERT TINSLEY/GENERAL MANAGER: WHAT USED TO BE THE WORLD TRADE CENTER COMPLEX IS NOW AN ENORMOUS PILE OF TWISTED STEEL.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=pile of twisted steel]


Steel that is either still on fire or smoldering.
That's where this chemical comes in.
Its called Pyrocool and its developed right here in Lynchburg.
[SOT 1:09:15]
[IN Q=We started pumping water]

((ROBERT TINSLEY/GENERAL MANAGER: WE STARTED PUMPING WATER MIXED WITH OUR PRODUCT PYROCOOL WHICH IS AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE ADDITIVE TO WATER WHICH WILL DRAIN DOWN VERY RAPIDLY INTO AREAS WHERE FIRES ARE BURNING.))
[Runs= 12]
[OUT Q=fires are burning]


Pyrocool essentially eliminates the heat, something water cannot do.
Crews in New York used more than three thousand gallons of this product.
It then allowed workers to get close enough to douse many remaining hot spots, while debris piles were being removed.

[SOT 1:26:57]
[IN Q=The crew returned Friday afternoon]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE CREW RETURNED FRIDAY AFTERNOON AFTER WORKING SEVEN DAYS NON-STOP. IN FACT IN ONE STRETCH THEY WORKED FORTY TWO HOURS STRAIGHT WITH NO SLEEP. AND EVEN WHEN THEY DID CATCH SOME Z'S, THEY DID SO BY SLEEPING ON THE SIDEWALK.))
[Runs= 14]
[OUT Q=on the sidewalk]


Five made the journey to the World Trade Center site.
They all say it was their most grueling work but also their most rewarding.
[SOT 1:15:45]
[IN Q=It makes you even prouder]

((ROBERT TINSLEY: IT MAKES YOU EVEN PROUDER TO BE AN AMERICAN AND BE ABLE TO LEND SOME SUPPORT TO WHAT THESE PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING THROUGH.))
[Runs= 09]
[OUT Q=are suffering through]


Suffering that undoubtedly will continue for many months to come.
Thats why Tinsely and his crew are ready to go again if their country needs them.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Lynchburg.))




[Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-39 1:01:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A recent case of Anthrax that killed a Florida man yesterday has researchers at Virginia Tech busy working on vaccines . . . in case terrorists try using it as a biological weapon against America in the future.
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[VO-NAT :16.5]
[SUPER=143-Blacksburg;]

A group of doctors at Tech's Veterinary School have been developing an Anthrax vaccine for the past four-years. Currently there are already two for the deadly bacteria, one for humans the other for cattle. Tech's effort is to produce a more effective option.
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[SOT 40:41:18 / 41:01:03]
[IN Q=we have]

((DR. NAMMALWAR SRIRANGANATHAN/VIRGINIA TECH COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE; WE HAVE PRODUCED A VACCINE CALLED RB51 IT IS A CATTLE VACCINE AND WE ARE USING THAT AS A PLATFORM, / CUT COVER/ THE IDEA HERE IS TO SEE WHETHER WE CAN USE THIS TECHNOLOGY TO PRODUCE VACCINES FOR HUMAN BEINGS. ))
[SUPER=141-Dr. Nammalwar Sriranganathan/Virginia Tech College of Veterinary Medicine;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=FOR HUMAN BEINGS]
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[VO-NAT]

The doctor says that's because Anthrax is such a tough resistant structure, it's difficult to develop an effective vaccine. He estimated Tech will have a human vaccine ready to undergo testing in two-years.
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[Scuba]


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

The weather may be getting cooler but that doesn't mean it's too late for watersports. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to the Lancerlot Sports Complex in Vinton for a lesson in scuba diving.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=First stop . . .the pool]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Dunker/SCUBA Instructor; :14]
[SUPER=@Shannon1; 1:15]
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[IN Q=?]

(( ))
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First stop: the pool. Ken Dunker introduces students to scuba in a controlled environment so they can become comfortable with the bulky scuba gear before confronting open water.
[SOT 6:05:??-6:05:44]
[IN Q=There are some things you have to learn...]

((There are some things you have to learn, some safety procedures. And it usually takes about 12 hours of pool time to get certified. There's some classwork but you can do that on your own at home.))
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=on your own at home.]

Safety is the number one concern. Scuba suits are equipped with multiple safety features and backup breathing mechanisms, but a panicked diver may not be able to remember which gadget does what. Dunker says the key to decreasing the risks is in staying focused.
[SOT 6:06:51-6:06:58]
[IN Q=Diving is safer than bowling.]

((Diving is safer than bowling. Statistics have shown that you're more likely to get injured bowling. It's a matter of just following your training.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=matter of following your training.]

Once you've nailed the basics, it's time for an open water dive. Be prepared to encounter a whole new world.
[SOT 6:04:43-6:04:54]
[IN Q=It's interesting on the bottom...]

((It's interesting on the bottom. We find a lot of artifacts. We dive on wrecks out of North Carolina that're from World War One and World War Two. They go back hundreds of years.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=They go back hundreds of years.]

And then there are the creatures...
[SOT 6:05:??-6:05:27]
[IN Q=We've had manatees swimming with us...]

((We've had manatees swimming with us, and whales. Lots of small fish. They're very comfortable with us because we're just another aquatic animal when we're down there.))
[RUNS= :09] ??
[OUT Q=when we're down there.]

But, more than 30 years after his first dive, Dunker says the best part about squeezing into a wet suit and delving into the deep really has nothing to do with the scenery.
[SOT 6:05:06-6:05:11]
[IN Q=It's about as close to flying...]

((It's about as close to flying as you can come without being on an airplane. You're weightless under water.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=You're weightless under water.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Vinton.))

[straight to bump!!!][Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-38 1:25:46]
[GRAPHIC=Car Tax]

The final phase-out of the car tax may be put on hold. That is one thing BOTH major party candidates for governor agree on.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Friday;]


Even Governor Jim Gilmore warned last week that Virginia's economy was already in trouble, but took "a major hit" from terrorists on September 11th.
We asked if it might make it too difficult to move from 70 to 100 percent phase-out of the car tax in Gilmore's final budget.
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[SOT gilmore tape ]
[IN Q=Oh I think it's very premature]
[sot tape gilmore 13:53:02 ]

((GILMORE: OH I THINK IT'S VERY PREMATURE TO ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES. ONCE WE GO INTO THE BUDGET PREPARATION WE WILL OF COURSE LOOK AT ALL THE ELEMENTS AND ASPECTS OF WHERE THE ECONOMY IS. BUT RIGHT NOW WE'RE NOT IN THAT KIND OF BUDGET PREPARATION.))14
[sot tape 14:40:36 ]

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: REMEBER THE CAR TAX IS HIS LEGACY. HE WANTS TO BE ABLE TO SAY... OR AT LEAST I DID AWAY WITH MOST OF IT... I CAN'T HELP IT THAT MY SUCCESSOR DIDN'T IMPLEMENT THAT BUDGET.))19
[SUPER=07-Gov. Jim Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVa Political Analyst; :15]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=successor didn't implement that budget.]
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[TALENT=Jen]
[SS=None]


Governor Gilmore submits a budget in December, and is gone from office by the end of January.


[Debate]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-43 1:00:31]
[GRAPHIC=Warner-Earley]

Mark Warner and Mark Earley face off one more time in a statewide televised debate this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Roanoke;]


WDBJ-7 is hosting their second televised debate, and crews were busy yesterday making final studio preparations. This looks to be the candidates' final chance to be seen and heard statewide before election day.
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[Take FS Pinnacle]
You can see the debate Sunday night at 8:00 here on Your Hometown Station.
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[HEAT]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The price Virginia's pay for stolen vehicles is high. Among other things, thefts drive up the cost of automobile insurance and generate an tremedous amount of social costs associated with the crime. But, Jacey tells us that there is now a program that is helping deter the amount of thefts in the Commonwealth. [TOSS TO JACEY ON PS] That's right Jen - and joining me this morning is Special Agent Randy Beeson with the Help Eliminate Auto Theft - known as HEAT - program.
[SUPER=01-Randy Beeson/HEAT]

HEAT representatives have developed a way to scare theives away - the process is known as VIN etching. Tell us a little about that.
What made you want to get involved in this program?
What makes you think this will really work?
Has there been much of an impact in areas that are doing the etching?
How is the etching done?
What else can people do to protect themselves and their property?
Thank you so much for joining us today.
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[webaddress] And if you would like more information on the HEAT program and VIN etching, you can visit their website by logging onto our homepage at wdbj7.com and click on the webwatch icon.
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[TAKE FS] OR you can call 1-800-947-HEAT - that's 1-800-947-4328.
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[ANCHOR=Jacey]

And now here's Jen with a look at sports.

[Calendar-Weekend]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calendar.
[Take full screen calendar board] [Chyron 7157]
[STRAIGHT INTO BUMP!!!]

[Emmys]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Sunday night is the big night for the small screen in Hollywood . It's Emmy time. And here's David Sheehan with a look at who's who when it comes to actresses.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=pre-pro animation]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :04]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Heaton/"Everybody Loves Raymond"; :48]
[SUPER=01-David Sheehan/Reporting; 2:02]
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[OUT Q=I'm David Sheehan]




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[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning......

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

[Military-Preps]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=America Mobilizes]


As the U.S. continues to drum up support for the war on terrorism, President Bush wants Congress to act quickly to boost the nation's economy...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


He's asking for a 60- Billion dollar tax cut to benefit businesses and low to moderate income workers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We believe]

((WE BELIEVE IF WE ACT EXPEDITIOUSLY THAT THOSE FUNDAMENTALS WILL KICK IN AND PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO FIND WORK AGAIN.))

[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=work again.]
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[VO-NAT]


As the President tries to head off a recession, defense secretary Rumsfeld is crossing the Middle East and Asia, gaining support from countries around Afghanistan.
Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair is also traveling on behalf of the U.S.
He told Pakistan's President that supporting the U.S. will improve his country's standing with the outside world.
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[Huffman]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-20 1:11:24]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A Roanoke Valley man is accused of defrauding people via computer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Keith Huffman is already under indictment for a scheme that allegedly involved stealing people's identities from computer files. The indictment charges Huffman obtained the identities of six different people from electronic files at Salem Financial.
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[SOT 13:54:35]
[IN Q=One lived in New York]

((JOE MOTT/PROSECUTOR: ONE LIVED IN NEW YORK. ANOTHER HAD CONSIDERED BUYING PROPERTY AT SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE. SO THEY WERE ESSENTIALLY LOAN FILES WITH THEIR IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION THAT HE HAD ACCESS TO.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Mott/Prosecutor]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=that he had access to.]
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[VO-NAT]

Using the stolen social security numbers, Huffman allegedly created credit card accounts, running up 24-thousand dollars in debt.
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[ANCHOR=Jen]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

Huffman is now being investigated in an e-Bay scam where federal agents suspect he took money from on-line bidders but failed to provide the merchandise.

[Hudson]


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


At fifteen, he was charged with capital murder.
He was convicted instead of robbery.
His sentence... 35 years in prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount]


But it's not over for Alexander Hudson.
A Rocky Mount judge is considering placing him in the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice's serious offender program. That decision will be made by next Friday.
He would likely be held there until age 21....that's a six year sentence instead of 35.
In July, a jury convicted Hudson of helping two friends rob a man and steal six thousand dollars.
The man was found strangled with boot lace in his home.
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[NS-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern Layoffs]

More layoffs for the railroad. 53 Norfolk Southern employees in Roanoke will temporarily lose their jobs.
They work in the Shaffer's Crossing locomotive shop. Most are students and apprentices.
The 53 will be out of work between October 9th and November 7th. The railroad cites a weak economy for the layoffs.


[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:16:23]

Six large brokerage firms may soon be able to sell Optical Cable stock again. A temporary restraining order that prohibited selling the stock has dissolved.
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[VO-NAT :21]


That stock belongs to Optical Cable's President Bob Kopstein.
He used it as collateral for a loan.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


When the brokerage firms began selling ALL of his stock to get money back, Kopstein was granted a court order to stop them -- now he wants it lifted.
Optical Cable's new Chief Financial Officer Neil Wilkin and his attorneys were in court, observing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We moved the]

((JOHN FISHWICK: WE MOVED THE JUDGE TO DISSOLVE THE TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER EFFECTIVE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. WE MOVED THAT THE PARTIES GO IN TO MANDATORY MEDIATION WITH THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE, AND WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO COME BACK TO COURT IF WE NEED FURTHER INJUNCTIVE RELIEF TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-John Fishwick/Kopstein's Attorney]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=relief today.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Optical Cable]


Mediation between the brokerage firms and Kopstein's lawyers will begin on Wednesday.
[2Toss]

If you're in the mood for a night out on the town, Jacey has a great idea for you.[Affair-Square]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

[JACEY 1-SHOT MB SET] [NEWS 7 SATURDAY MORNING IN MB SET]
Affair in the Square is getting ready to add a little sparkle to downtown next weekend. And her to tell us all about it is Fran Ferguson with Center in the Square. [2-SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Fran Ferguson/Center in the Square]


Good Morning, Fran and welcome to News 7 Saturday Morning. First, tell us a little about why there is an Affair in the Square.
Has all of the excess fundraising since the September 11 attacks hurt sales for this years event?
Why should people donate to Center in the Square if they have already given so much to other causes?
Why are you so involved with Affair?
What makes it so special for you?
Now tell me a little about what people can expect at Affair this year.
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[Bring up pinnacles in MB set]
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[WEBADDRESS] Now if you would like more in formation on Affair in the Square, you can visit their website by logging onto wdbj7.com and clicking on the Webwatch logo.
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[JACEY READS ALL OF TEASE 2!!!!!!!!]

[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A local woman wins big on a hit daytime game show -

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[VO-NAT]

And Anna and I will be taking a "Joy Ride" to the movies.
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[Price-Is-Right]


[ANCHOR=Jen]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net ]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Price was Right for a Danville woman yesterday - If you watched the hit gameshow, you saw Kathy Jefferson win about 50-THOUSAND dollars in merchandise.
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[SOT 17:11:06]
[IN Q=You bid...]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=half of that.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-"The Price is Right" - CBS]


Thanks in part to the fellow "Showcase Showdown" contestant who overbid, Kathy brought home the day's big prize.
Kathy was in Los Angeles over the summer as part of a cross-country vacation.
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