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[VO-NAT]
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[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... At least one civilian is reported dead after day seven of the U-S attack on Afghanistan.
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A fourth person tests positive for Anthrax - this time an NBC employee in New York. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Attack]


[ANCHOR=marya]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Warplanes and long-range missiles are pounding Afghanistan's capital for a seventh straight day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indian Ocean/Defense Dept. Video;]


Long-range Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched at Afghanistan from the U-S-S John Paul Jones in the Indian Ocean.
[SUPER=03-Kabul, Afghanistan;]


Afghan television is showing pictures of air attacks on Kabul by U-S warplanes.
The attacks struck near the Kabul airport and the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar.
Afghan TV claims that at least one person was killed.
But these reports have not been independently verified.
The attacks followed a one-day break for the Muslim holy day on Friday.
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[Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=NET]
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Dozens of N-B-C employees are being treated for anthrax, after a coworker contracted a skin form of the disease.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York City;]


Authorities say Tom Brokaw's assistant handled a suspicious letter from St. Petersburg, Florida, intended for her boss.
She contracted skin anthrax, a form of the disease characterized by skin lesions, that's easily treated with antibiotics.
As a precaution, dozens of coworkers are getting antibiotics.
Authorities are also investigating similar letters sent to the New York Times and a Microsoft office in Nevada.
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[Mail-Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Postal officials here in Virginia are stressing that people should be cautious -- even though there has yet to be a confirmed case of using the mail to transmit anthrax.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The only thing the postal service has seen are a lot of threats and hoaxes -- more than 60 so far this year.
Still, the postal service has put out a list of things to look for.
First, be suspicious of all mail with no return address.
Next, look for mail that shows a city or state in the postmark that doesn't match the return address.
And, finally, be cautious of any mail that has a strange smell or stains.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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And if you come in contact with any mail you believe may be contaminated, experts say wash your hands immediately.

[Wal-Mart-Threat]


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Bedford County authorities say they don't believe there is a connection between a bomb threat suspect and recent terrorist attacks.
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42-year old Rosilyn Boston-Khaliq (kah-LEEK) was arrested
[SUPER=03-Bedford]

after she allegedly phoned in a bomb threat yesterday morning to the Bedford Wal-Mart where she worked.
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[SOT 18:53:43]
[IN Q=It's unfortunate]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT BECAUSE OF HER NAME AND BECAUSE.. IF YOU USE THE PHOTOGRAPH.. BECAUSE OF HER GARB, SHE'S GOING TO BE THROWN IN THE POT.. AN ARENA WITH THE TERRORISTS AND THAT AGAIN I DON'T THINK IS THE CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=think is the case.]
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Boston-Khaliq was also arrested last winter on forgery and petty larceny charges.
She worked at the Bedford Wal-Mart for about six months.
Authorities say she has not given them a motive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... U-S warplanes continue attacks near Afghanistan's airport and on Taliban strongholds... at least one Afghan civilian may be dead.
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And unemployment benefits may increase soon, but there might be a catch...

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[2-Attack]


[ANCHOR=marya]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
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For the seventh straight day, U-S warplanes and long-range missiles continue to strike Afghanistan's capital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indian Ocean/Defense Dept. Video;]


Long-range Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched at Afghanistan from the U-S-S John Paul Jones in the Indian Ocean.
[SUPER=03-Kabul, Afghanistan;]


Afghan television is showing pictures of air attacks on Kabul by U-S warplanes.
The attacks struck near the Kabul airport and the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar.
Afghan TV claims that at least one civilian was killed.
But these reports have not been independently verified.
The attacks followed a one-day break for the Muslim holy day on Friday.
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[Federal-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


Governor Jim Gilmore is asking President Bush for almost 3-point-2 BILLION dollars in federal aid for what he describes as "severe and immediate" needs related to terrorism.
Half of that would be to protect Virginia from future attacks.
In the request, Gilmore cites potential terrorist targets unique to Virginia.

[Tech-Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC1:48:59]
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Stablizing the Commonwealth's economy is also in the Governor's plans.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Gilmore spoke at a Virginia Tech luncheon yesterday afternoon, mentioning many of the issues he touched on during a television appearance Thursday night. He's says he's concerned about the financial effects of last month's terrorist attacks and says a new advertising campaign designed to increase tourism might help. The slogan: "Virginia Stands for Freedom".
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[IN Q=This is an opportunity to advertise...]

((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE: THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ADVERTISE, PARTICULARLY ON THE EASTERN SEABOARD TO PEOPLE WHO CAN DRIVE IN AND, YOU KNOW, KEEP PEOPLE COMING IN SO THEY CAN SEE SOME OF THE THINGS WE WANT THEM TO SEE WHILE THE WEATHER'S STILL SUITABLE HERE IN THE AUTUMN. SO WE EXPECT TO ADVERTISE IN NEIGHBORING STATES TO VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=neighboring states to Virginia.]
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Other economic boosters include 17-million dollars to build a new science building at Tech and a 100-dollar per week increase in unemployment benefits.

[Jobless-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC1:38:58]
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But there are restrictions to those benefits.
Only workers who were receiving the maximum benefits of 268-dollars a week, and workers who filed for unemployment after September 9th are eligible.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

However, the plan is receiving both praise and criticism in Southside.
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[SOT - 17:29:28/17:25:28]
[IN Q=Certainly these increased...]

((THOMAS HARNED/MARTINSVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT; CERTAINLY THESE INCREASED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THAT THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED WILL BE MOST WELCOME IN THSI AREA, AND WILL HELP OUR FOLKS TO TRANSITION THIS RECESSION.))
(BUTT BUTT BUTT)

((PATRICIA WOODS/LAID OFF FROM J.P. STEVENS; I'M GLAD TO HEAR THE IDEAS NOW, BUT WE NEEDED THOSE IDEAS IN PLAY AND THE PLANTS IN PLAY BEFORE THE PLANTS CLOSED DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Thomas Harned/Martinsville Economic Development; :00]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Woods/Laid Off from J. P. Stevens in 1999; :13]
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[OUT Q=before the plants closed down.]
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An official with the Virginia Employment Commission said that since the Governor's executive order is still being drafted, the final details of the plan will not be available for several days.

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[WRITER=jen]
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[BOTH MICS HOT over LIVE MUSIC] Some local kids aren't pinching pennies . . .
[ANCHOR=Jacey]


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

Instead they are giving all they can to help fight terrorism the best way they know how. 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]

[D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=khu]
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The National D-Day Memorial has lost its board of directors. But members say the mass resignation is un-related to the announcement earlier this week that the Memorial Foundation is 5-million dollars in the red.
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[VO-NAT]
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Bills were still coming for the June 6th dedication ceremony. An audit of the foundation's books won't be complete for a few weeks. The interim director says board members had already planned to step aside.
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[SOT 12:15:15]
[IN Q=The purpose]

((THE PURPOSE OF THAT WAS TO CLEAR THE WAY FOR THE POPULATION OF THE BOARD WITH NEW PEOPLE WHO WERE PREPARED TO UNDERTAKE THE CHALLENGES OF THE NEXT PHASE OF THE FOUNDATION'S OPERATION.)) ((I DON'T THINK ANY OF THEM WANTED TO QUIT. WE THINK IT'S THE BEST THING FOR THE FOUNDATION AND THE MEMORIAL.))
[SUPER=01-Bill McIntosh/Interim President]
[SUPER=01-Bob Slaughter/Former Board Member; :12]
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[OUT Q=and the memorial.]
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[VO-NAT]

Slaughter was asked to assume the chairmanship of the National Advisory board, a position previously held by historian Steven Ambrose.
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[Cole-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:38:18]
[GRAPHIC=USS Cole]

Seventeen American sailors were remembered yesterday at a ceremony in Norfolk. They were all victims of a terrorist attack on the USS-Cole a year ago.
One of the victims was from Southside.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND BELL]

((NAT SOUND BELL. TIMOTHY SAUNDERS, OPERATIONS SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS RINGGOLD VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=03-Norfolk]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=Ringgold, Virginia.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Navy dedicated a seaside monument to the crew of the ship.
Several current and former U-S-S Cole sailors, as well as victims' family members attended the private memorial ceremony at the Norfolk Naval Station.
Two suicide bombers-- believed to have been members of Osama bin Laden's network-- blew a hole in the destroyer as it re-fueled in Yemen.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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We will be taking an in-depth look at the USS-Cole tragedy - and the life of Timothy Saunders, tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.

[5-Oak-Grove]


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[WRITER=mst]
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Some Roanoke children have been busy emptying their piggy banks to help victims of September 11th's attacks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Yesterday in Roanoke County, the students at Oak Grove Elementary School filed out onto the playground and formed a patriotic circle to celebrate a week's worth of fundraising.
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[IN Q=WE DID A WEEK'S...]
[SUPER=01-Becky Rowe/Oak Grove Elementary Principal; :00]
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[OUT Q=the drive."]
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The students presented the Roanoke Valley firefighters association a check for $800 and gave the local Red Cross a $600 donation.
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[IN Q=BY...]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Cook/Red Cross Youth Specialist; :02]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Jeff Beckner/Roanoke City Fire Department; :11]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Willie Wines/Roanoke City Engine Three; :29]
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[OUT Q=...BIG STATEMENT."]

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[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=VA profile]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profiles]


He first learned by trial and error, but 16 years and almost 400 knives after he started, Allen Harrington is a talented bladesmith.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.]


Visit the family farm in Grayson County, and you're liable to find Harrington on his tractor.
But the workshop is where he pursues his passion, transforming steel blanks into finished blades.
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[SOT 01:12:03]
[IN Q=You get to work]

((ALLEN HARRINGTON/BLADESMITH: YOU GET TO WORK WITH ALL DIFFERENT MEDIUMS. YOU GET TO WORK WITH WOOD AND METAL AND ANYTHING IN BETWEEN THAT WILL WORK. AND IT'S JUST A UNIQUE ART FORM, I GUESS.))
[SUPER=01-Allen Harrington/Bladesmith]
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[OUT Q=art form I guess.]
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[VO-NAT]


To see more of Allen Harrington's workmanship, watch Virginia Profile on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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