[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

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


[roll cold out of the open]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning.......
The Postal Union fights to close down a New York facility after traces of anthrax are found.
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And recent brush fires keep firefighters busy across Central and Southwest, Virginia
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Terrorism-Attacks]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax]


Officials say the will begin testing for anthrax at more than 2-thousand sites that receive mail from Washington, DC's central mail facility.
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


This comes as President George Bush signs sweeping new anti-terrorism laws.
Drew Levinson has the latest on the war on terrorism..
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[SOT5:04:13]
[IN Q=American planes Friday again rained down bombs on Afghanistan-but this]
[SUPER=03-Afghanistan/Friday; :00]
[SUPER=10-Abdul Haq//October 6; :25]
[SUPER=01-Washington, DC; :44]
[SUPER=01-William Smith/New York Postal Workers Union President; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=DL CBS News Washington]

(( (NATSOUND PLANES IN SKY) American planes Friday again rained down bombs on Afghanistan-but this day Taliban forces claimed a victory. They captured and executed Abdul Haq. Haq-a friend to the United States and a military commander who fought the Soviets had gone from Pakistan to Taliban territory to work on a peace plan. This was Haq-three weeks ago.
(SOT ABDUL HAQ/OCTOBER 6TH)

NO, IM COMING AGAIN, I AM NOT COMING TO FIGHT TO TAKE A GUN AND KILL MY PEOPLE, I AM COMING HERE TO COORDINATE AND REMOVE SOME MISUNDERSTANDING.
From the death of a military leader on the front lines of Afghanistan to the funeral of a U-S postal worker who unwittingly found himself in the crosshairs of the Anthrax war. Thomas Morris was laid to rest in Washington after inhaling the bacteria. Post offices from Washington and New Jersey have been shut down after traces of Anthrax were found-but in New York a facility where four sorting machines like these were found to be contaminated-the building remains open.
(SOT WILLIAM SMITH/NY POSTAL WORKERS UNION PRESIDENT)

IT IS RIGHT FOR THEM TO CLOSE THAT BUILDING DOWN, DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO, CLEAN IT OUT AND MAKE SURE IT IS SAFE.
The Postal Union is suing to shut it down. The post office says its safe. With Anthrax now apparently the lethal weapon for terrorists on American soil President Bush Friday signed into law an anti-terrorism inititiative giving police much broader power.

(BUSH )

TODAY WE TAKE AN ESSENTIAL STEP FIGHT A PRESENT DANGER.

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON )

The new law allows police unprecedented power to eavesdrop, search, seize and detain possible terrorists. Civil libertarians argue people are innocent until prooven guilty. DL CBS News Washington.))

[Henry-Fatals]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Henry County Sheriff's Department is investigating two fatal accidents.
In the first, 85 year old Robert LeRoy Oliver of Ridgeway was killed while driving along Route 220. Investigators say he made a left turn .. into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
In the second, 21 year old Domingo Evaristo Lopez-Aparacio lost his life after his car ran off state route 1141 and overturned, throwing him out.


[Brush-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC-2:03:40]
[GRAPHIC=Bush Fire]


A statewide outdoor burning ban is in effect as of this morning.
The restrictions will remain in effect 24-hours a day, seven days a week until June 30 .. or until there's significant rainfall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.]


Brush fires have been breaking out all across central and southwest Virginia this week.
Dozens of volunteer firefighters are still struggling to contain a large fire that's been burning in the western end of Appomattox County.
Authorities say about 300 acres are involved.
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(Toss to Leo)




[Haunted-Cave]


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

[**ANCHOR TAG**]
Four years after Dixie Caverns last decked the halls for Halloween, the "Haunted Cave" is back with a new look Gone are the ghosts and goblins. Shannon Young shows us who's taken their place in this week's Time Off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, this is our alien autopsy room...]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Hawks/Haunted Cave Designer; :CHECK IF YOU USE AGAIN]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=STD]
(([SOT 4:25:54-4:26:03]
[IN Q=Well, this is our alien autopsy room...]

((Well, this is our alien autopsy room and that's where we're actually going to do an alien autopsy of one of the Roswell aliens discovered in New Mexico.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=aliens discovered in New Mexico.]

Welcome to a maximum security government facility where aliens have taken over.
[SOT 4:26:13-4:26:21]
[IN Q=They discovered that the cave...]

((They discovered that the cave itself is suitable for alien breeding so they just kind of let them go and see what they could do.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=see what they could do.]

What they did was make themselves at home in the dark and the damp where they're not only surviving, they're THRIVING.

[SOT 4:27:06-4:27:13]
[IN Q=This is the beginning of the breeding chamber...]

((This is the beginning of the breeding chamber. These are some of the alien eggs and, of course, mixed into it, you'll have various aliens that will pop out at you.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=that will pop out at you.]

Black lights and fog add to the mystique. Hawks says you'll be able to see only about a foot in front of you. But he adds it's what you WON'T see that will scare you silly.
[SOT 4:27:30-4:27:44]
[IN Q=This year we're going mainly on illusion...]

((This year we're going mainly on illusion and some of the psychology of fear. You're in a cave... most people are uncomfortable there to begin with. Take most of the lights out and you add to that discomfort. At that point, anything jumping out of any hole will get you.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=jumping out of any hole will get you.]

Be prepared to climb. The cave is loaded with stairs. And take a buddy... if you think it will help.
[SOT 4:28:36-4:28:40]
[IN Q= People think there's safety in numbers...]

((People think there's safety in numbers, but not at the Dixie Caverns Haunted Cave.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=Dixie Caverns Haunted Cave.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Salem.))
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[ANCHOR=LEO]
[SS=NONE]

Now if you would rather make your own place into hautingly spectacular - Joy and Brent have some tips that may help.
[TOSS TO LIVE SHOT PS..]

[Pumpkins]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[joy/Brent 2-shot] That's right Leo...
It's that time of year again.. time for ghosts and goblins to go door to door in search of treats. And for many.. it's a time to decorate in holiday style.
[ANCHOR=BRENT]

And what better way to decorate than with jack-o-lanterns. But, if you are like me, carving one doesn't come all too easily. [JOY, BRENT AND GUEST 3 SHOT ON PS]
[ANCHOR=JOY]

Joining Brent and myself today is Ronny Blankenship from Five Star Catering to show us a few techniques that may help illluminate the night with style.
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Blankenship/Five Star Catering]
(ad lib questions and try techniques)



[anchor=Joy/Brent]


Don't go away - News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back![Calendar-Weekend]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
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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]
[LIVE DINER TEASE NEXT!!!]

[Diner-Tease]


[ANCHOR=BRENT-SMALL STUDIO]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=Weekend Diner]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[BRENT AD LIB TEASE] ((BRENT AD LIB TEASE))

[COMM #3]

[GO STRAIGHT TO COMMERCIAL]
[Long John Silver Wx Open]




[Weekend-Diner]


[ANCHOR=LEO]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=WKND Diner #3]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The kids are taking over the kitchen this week. Brent Watts is next with Weekend Diner.
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[DINER OPEN]
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[ANCHOR=BRENT]

[BRENT IN SMALL STUDIO] ((BRENT AD LIBS))
[NO Guest supers]

[ANCHOR=BRENT]

News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.





[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat 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 Saturday Morning......
Two New York firefighters visit the star city to receive donations.
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[VO-NAT]


And Brush fires erupt across the region, just as an outdoor burning ban takes effect.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[2Terrorism-Attacks]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


The nation now has new laws in place to fight terrorism. Laws that will allow police unprecedented power to detain possible terrorists.
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax]


This as --the anthrax scare makes its way to the nation's highest court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


But it's a U-S postal worker that was the victim of the anthrax war. Thomas Morris died after inhaling the bacteria. He was laid to rest in Washington D-C.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


And now the Postal Union is suing to have a New York facility shut down after four sorting machines were found to be contaminated with anthrax.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It is right for them]
[SUPER=01-William Smith/New York Postal Workers Union President]

((IT IS RIGHT FOR THEM TO CLOSE THAT BUILDING DOWN, DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO, CLEAN IT OUT AND MAKE SURE IT IS SAFE.))
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=make sure it is safe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Afghanistan]


Meanwhile American planes continued their bombing yesterday in Afghanistan .
But it's the Taliban that's claiming a victory saying it has executed a friend of the U-S military that went into Taliban territory to work on a peace plan.
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[Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-36 TC2:00:57]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


A big gift is on its way from the Roanoke Valley .. to the Big Apple.
Two New York City firefighters are in Roanoke .. to pick up a sizable check for families of their fallen comrades.

Justin McLeod has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of clapping]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=141-Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire Chief; :36]
[SUPER=141-Steve Gillespie/New York Firefighter; 1:09]
[SUPER=141-Gibson Graig/New York Firefighter; 1;14]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVING WITH THE CROWD CLAPPING))
They arrived to a hero's welcome.
[SOT 8:32:18]
[IN Q=We're not used to this]

((STEVE GILLESPIE/NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTER: WE'RE NOT USED TO THIS ATTENTION. WE'RE NOT USED TO IT)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=not used to it]


What they're used to is death and destruction.
For the last six weeks, these two New York City firefighters have worked day and night at the World Trade Center site.
[SOT 8:34:18]
[IN Q=It seems like it started]

((GIBSON CRAIG: IT SEEMS LIKE IT STARTED YESTERDAY AND ITS BEEN SIX WEEKS ALREADY.)) [Runs03] [OUTsix weeks already]
During those six weeks, firefighters in our region have been busy helping in a different way.
Every weekend, firefighters hit the streets and collected money for the fallen firefighters fund.
[SOT 8:10:35]
[IN Q=There's some wonderful]

((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF: THERE'S SOME WONDERFUL STORIES OUT ABOUT PEOPLE JUST STOPPING, GETTING OUT OF THEIR CAR, DROPPING IN CHECKS FOR MONEY I COULDN'T WRITE, PUTTING EM IN THE BOOT AND THEN HUGGING THE FIREFIGHTERS AND SAYING THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP NEW YORK CITY.)) [Runs14]
[OUT Q=New York City]


That help totals more than four hundred thousand dollars.
At a ceremony at the fallen firefighter memorial in downtown Roanoke, hundreds of firefighters came out Friday afternoon to present the check and to say thanks.
[SOT 8:32:10; 8:35:13]
[IN Q=I'm totally amazed]

((STEVE GILLESPIE/NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTER: I'M TOTALLY AMAZED. THE AMOUNT OF MONEY AND THE WAY PEOPLE HAVE REACTED, ITS JUST INCREDIBLE.)) ((GIBSON CRAIG/NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTER: NOT MANY AREAS IN THE NATION HAVE COME UP WITH THIS MUCH MONEY SO THAT'S A TREMENDOUS CREDIT TO THE PEOPLE IN THIS AREA.)) [Runs17]
[OUT Q=in this area]))
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=None]


That check now totals more than 420-thousand dollars.
The two New York City firefighters will receive the actual check at today's Virginia Tech/Syracuse game.


[2Brush-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC-2:03:40]
[GRAPHIC=Bush Fire]


A statewide outdoor burning ban is now in effect .. and it will remain in place through June .. or until there is significant rainfall. The ban became effective as of midnight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.]


Brush fires have been breaking out all across central and southwest Virginia this week.
Dozens of volunteer firefighters are still struggling to contain a large fire that's been burning in the western end of Appomattox County.
Authorities say about 300 acres are involved.
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[2Henry-Fatals]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two people died in Henry County traffic accidents yesterday.
In the first, 85 year old Robert LeRoy Oliver of Ridgeway was killed while driving along Route 220. Investigators say he made a left turn .. into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
In the second, 21 year old Domingo Evaristo Lopez-Aparacio lost his life after his car ran off state route 1141 and overturned, throwing him out.


[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning ... the pumpkin carvers return.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
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[VO-NAT]


And it's time for more visitors from another planet. Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges star in "K-Pax". Anna Wentworth's review is still ahead.
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[Leo ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO] [Leo MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[2-Diner]


[ANCHOR=LEO]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=WKND Diner #3]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Earlier we saw Brent and Branden making some spooky Halloween cats.
[DOUBLE BOXES=BRENT AND LEO]


Now he joins us again with another Halloween recipe for kids.
[ANCHOR=BRENT]

[BRENT LIVE SMALL STUDIO] ((brent ad lib)) [NO guest super]
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[ANCHOR=BRENT]
[Take FS Chyron #9059]


If you would like today's holiday recipes 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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[2-Pumpkins]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[3-shot AT PERFORMANCE SET]
Earlier in our newscast, we started with some basic ways to carve our pumpkins ... and now we are going to find out a few more techniques.

[SUPER=01-Ronnie Blankenship/Five Star Catering]
(Joy and Brent ad lib questions about carving as they try it themselves)



[ANCHOR=BRENT]

Now later today you can see some of these techniques.. along with many others at the Chefs versus Surgeons Pumpkin Carving Contest in downtown Roanoke beginning at 5. Don't go away, News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.

[Close]


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


[Joy, Brent and Leo with pumpkins at performance set]


[BIRTHDAYS!] 10/28/01
Sunday:

[SUPER=130-42/Douglas Caldwell/Pulaski]



[SUPER=130-5/Michaela Nunley/Rocky Mount]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-1st/Patrick & Cathy Cambre/Salem]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-48th/Withrow & Shirley Hubbard/Covington]



[SUPER=130-2/Zachary Simmons/Salem]



[SUPER=130-/Mitzi Simmons/Salem]



[SUPER=130-40/Darrell Bolt/Snowsville]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Janet Perdue/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Tommy Grant, Jr./Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-/Sarah Hale/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-62/Nancy Smith/Snow Creek]

[SUPER=131-/Sterling Walker/Roanoke]