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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Authorities perform a dangerous rescue to save elite US forces in Afghanistan....
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And the FBI arrests a man they believe may have been behind the antrax letters.
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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]

[Miller]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


A daring rescue overnight in the rugged terrain of Afghanistan as elite U-S forces were picked up after their helicopter went down. Jennifer Miller has details.
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[SOT-5:10:33]
[IN Q=It's the moment]
[SUPER=01-John Stufflebeem/U. S. Joint Chiefs of Staff; :31]
[SUPER=01-Paul Schov/Commuter; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=CBSN, Washington]

((
(nats - training)


IT'S THE MOMENT THE MILITARY TRAINS FOR ... A DOWNED HELICOPTER .... WITH ELITE SPECIAL FORCES ON BOARD.
FRIDAY, IT HAPPENED, WHEN BAD WEATHER FORCED A HARD LANDING IN ENEMY TERRITORY.
THE CREW SURVIVED, AND FIGHTERS WENT BACK IN, TO DESTROY THE DOWNED CHOPPER.

(NATS - war)


IN THE HUNT FOR OSAMA BIN LANDEN ... INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS ADMIT THEY HAVE A GOOD IDEA OF WHERE HE RECORDED THIS VIDEO .. AIRED SHORTLY AFTER THE WAR BEGAN. U-S AIRCRAFT HAVE BEEN STEADILY ATTACKING CAVES IN THE AREA.

(nats - war)



sot: Rear Adm. John Stufflebeem

Dir. of Operations, Joint Chiefs of Staff
DO WE KNOW HOW CLOSE WE ARE? THAT IS A VERY DIFFICULT QUESTION. I AM SURE THERE ARE TIMES WE FEEL VERY CLOSE AND AT OTHER TIMES IT'S A SHADOW.
SO THE PRESIDENT IS ASKING FOR PATIENCE.

(Bush SOT ON NO INSTANT GRATIFICATION)



(NATS OF CA - traffic gg bridge)


MEANWHILE SECURITY FORCES ARE BLANKETING NATIONAL LANDMARKS LIKE AN AMERICAN FLAG. ONE DAY AFTER CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED FOUR OF THE STATE'S BRIDGES MAY BE ON THE TERRORISTS HIT LIST ... TRAFFIC ON THE GOLDEN GATE WAS NORMAL -- WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MILITARY TROOPS STANDING GUARD.

SOT: PAUL SCHOV/Bridge Commuter

"I DO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR BIG SHIPS GOING UNDER AND ANY LOW FLYING AIRPLANES."
AND STARTING NEXT WEEK ... NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS WILL BE STATIONED AROUND THE U-S CAPITOL BUILDING. IT'S THE FOURTH TIME IN HISTORY THEY'VE BEEN CALLED IN TO PROTECT IT.
STANDUP CLOSE: AS FOR THE LATEST ON A GROUND WAR, THE MILITARY SAYS IT WANTS IT TO HAPPEN AT ANY MOMENT ... BUT OFFICIALS ARE DOWNPLAYING SUGGESTIONS THAT A GROUND ATTACK IS IMMINENT .... SAYING THEY DON'T WANT TO CREATE FALSE EXPECTATIONS. JM CBS NEWS WASHINGTON))


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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax]


F-B-I agents raided a New Jersey apartment yesterday searching for the person responsible for sending anthrax-contaminated letters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Trenton, NJ]


One man was taken into custody for immigration violations. It is still unclear what role if any he had in the anthrax case.
An F-B-I spokeswoman says the search was based on information developed during the investigation of the anthrax letters.
Three anthrax-laced letters were mailed from the Trenton area. As part of the investigation --the type of envelopes used to send the letters are no longer being sold.
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[Mayo-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[GRAPHIC=Anthrax]

There may be a faster way for anthrax to be detected.
The Mayo Clinic says it's working with the federal government to put the test into use.
It's not clear whether Mayo's test is designed to detect anthrax exposure in people, anthrax spores on objects, airborne spores, or some combination of those.
More details are expected Monday at a news conference in Rochester, Minnesota, where Mayo is based.




[Franklin-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=accident]


An accident in Franklin County yesterday killed a Moneta woman. Police say 43-year-old Ellen Marie (SHANK-UR) Schenker was driving on Route 670 around 5:15 yesterday evening when she was hit head-on by an oncoming truck. (SHANK-UR) Schenker later died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The other driver was taken to the hospital.

There is no word on their condition.[VA-Western]


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

The new president of Virginia Western Community College wants to boost the school's role in the community.
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[VO-NAT :25]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Robert (SAN-dul) Sandel is the first president in the school's 35-year history to be welcomed at an inauguration. Political and community leaders like Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith and State Senator John Edwards were among more than a dozen to speak in Sandel's honor. The former president of Mountain Empire Community College in far southwest Virginia says his first priority is letting community members know what Virginia Western can do for them.
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[SOT 26:09-26:21]
[IN Q=The profile of this college...]

((ROBERT SANDEL/VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT: THE PROFILE OF THIS COLLEGE HAS TO BE EXTENDED FURTHER OUT IN TO THE REGION WE SERVE. THERE'S A LOT MORE WE CAN DO WITH BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY WITH TRAINING AND THINGS THAT WE DO FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Sandel/VWCC President;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=training and things we do for them.]
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[VO-NAT]

Sandel took office in July. He is Virginia Western's fourth president.
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[Laurel-Park]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC1:14:04]
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[****ANCHOR TAG****] Football isn't the only title on the minds of some Henry County students -
As Justin McLeod shows -some Laurel Park High School students have what it takes to blossom.
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[SOT 23:32:15]
[IN Q=Nat sound of unraveling ribbon]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lane Toler/Senior; :12]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Shively/2001 Graduate; :27]
[SUPER=@justin1; :47]
[SUPER=01-Leslie Earles/Junior; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Barker/Teacher; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry Co.]

((((NAT SOUND OF UNRAVELING RIBBON))
It doesn't take much to unravel the mystery as to why these Laurel Park High School students are a cut above the rest. (23:21:24)
They're national champions.
[SOT 23:14:33]
[IN Q=I couldn't believe it]

((LANE TOLER/STUDENT: I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. WE THOUGHT WE HAD DONE PRETTY GOOD BUT WE HAD NO IDEA WE WOULD WIN.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=we would win]


What they won was first place in the National Floriculture Event.
They're the first team in Virginia to take the top prize.
[SOT 23:13:02]
[IN Q=I've been practicing]

((BRANDON SHIVELY/STUDENT: I'VE BEEN PRACTICING SINCE I WAS IN TENTH GRADE TO DO THIS. WE JUST PRACTICE EVERY PIECE OF THE CONTEST THAT THERE IS.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=that there is]


The contest itself lasts nine hours as 45 teams from across the country compete.
They're tested on everything from soil analysis, problem solving, to floral design.
[SOT 23:31:26]
[IN Q=The competition is made up]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE COMPETITION IS MADE UP OF 10 INDIVIDUAL EVENTS. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT INVOLVES THEM HAVING TO IDENTIFY 150 DIFFERENT PLANTS BY THEIR LATIN NAMES. FROM THERE, THEY COMPETE AS A TEAM WHERE TIME AND CREATIVITY ARE THE MAJOR FACTORS.)) [Runs14]
[OUT Q=are the major factors]

((NAT SOUND OF SOMETHING))
In that event, the group had 45 minutes to design 15 floral arrangements.
[SOT 23:17:06]
[IN Q=You have to try hit your price]

((LESLIE EARLES/STUDENT: YOU HAVE TO TRY TO HIT YOUR PRICE WITHIN THREE MINUTES ON THIS PRICE SHEET AND THEN STICK YOUR FLOWERS TO MAKE A SHAPE AND MAKE IT LOOK LIKE SOMETHING.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=look like something]


This horticulture program is more than just about plants and flowers.
Their teacher believes this will help open doors in the future. (SHOT OF OPENING FREEZER DOOR)
[SOT 23:33:41]
[IN Q=I think the skills that]

((DEBORAH BARKER: I THINK THE SKILLS THAT WE TEACH HAVE TO DO WITH PUBLIC RELATIONS, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, STUDIE SKILLS, ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS, TYPE OF SKILLS THAT WILL TRANSFER TO ANY SORT OF WORK ENVIRONMENT.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=work environment]


Its an environment that will continue to bloom long after these students leave the classroom.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County.))
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Each student will receive one thousand dollar scholarship.

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[VO-NAT]
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... Afghani children are learning the art of war before their abc's.
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And an alleged comment may get one candidate for governor in trouble.
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We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

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[Attack]


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


In Afghanistan -- you officially have to be 18 to join the army --but some kids are learning to fight and kill long before that.
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[VO-NAT5:04:08]
[SUPER=03-Northern Afghanistan]


In both Taliban and Northern Alliance areas children learn how to handle weapons long before they can read or write.

You can find boys as young as eleven in military camps marching along side men old enough to be their fathers.
Some reports say that as many as half a million children in countries worldwide are serving in armies and engaging in actual combat.
And over the past decade 2-million children have been killed in conflicts.
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[VA-Economy]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]

The September 11th terrorist attacks impacted the state's economy a lot more than previously thought - according to the Gilmore administration.
Finance Secretary John Forbes predicts the state could linger in a recession well into next summer.
Several lawmakers contacted by The Associated Press say the worsening economic news probably will postpone next year's scheduled elimination of the car tax.

[Warner-Quote]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC1:34:56]
[GRAPHIC=Warner/Earley]

Virginia's gubernatorial campaign now has religious undertones. The Republican National Committee says it has a transcript of a speech Mark Warner made to the Virginia Chapter of the National Jewish Democratic Council seven years ago.
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[VO-NAT]


Warner allegedly said groups like the Christian Coalition, home schoolers and the N-R-A hold views that threaten what it means to be an American.
[SUPER=403-Martinsville]


The alleged transcript forms the basis of an Anti-Warner ad running on Christian and country music stations.
At a rally in Martinsville last tonight, Warner did not deny making the comments but didn't admit to them either.

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[SOT 00:47:54; :00:36:41]
[IN Q=I have never said]

((MARK WARNER/CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I HAVE NEVER SAID ANYTHING INTOLERANT IN MY LIFE AND I DEEPLY RESENT THE KIND OF ADS MY OPPONENT ARE RUNNING. AS A PERSON OF FAITH MYSELF I FIND IT INEXCUSABLE.)) ((MARK EARLEY/CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: TO BE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA YOU NEED TO BE GOVERNOR OF ALL THE PEOPLE. THE STATEMENT IS REALLY INDEFENSABLE AND I'M QUITE SURPRISED AND SHOCKED THAT HE MADE IT.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :00]
[SUPER=@Earley; :13]
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[OUT Q=that he made it]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=HOLD]


The National Jewish Democratic Council can not find documentation that Warner even spoke at the closed-door event.

[Governor-Money]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:27:26]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Meanwhile, Virginia's political world is breaking all fundraising records this year.
But in a strange freeze frame of recent trends, very little "soft money" from special interest groups is being spent this year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is partly a product of the]
[sot tape 15:09:16 ]

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: THIS IS PARTLY A PRODUCT OF THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS. THE INTEREST GROUPS INVOLVED ARE REALLY SKITTISH ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL ABOUT GETTING INVOLVED IN POLITICS RIGHT NOW. THERE'S A REASON WHY PRESIDENT BUSH HASN'T COME TO VIRGINIA TO CAMPAIGN.))
[SUPER=401-Larry Sabato/UVa Political Analyst;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=come to Virginia to campaign.]
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[VO-NAT]


That leaves Mark Warner the biggest individual player in the race for governor.
He has a record donor base, with 15 thousand donors, but at almost 4-point-7 milllion dollars so far, he's by far his own best friend.
His number two donor, though, is Virginians for Warner -- a group of prominent Republicans who've defected to the Democrat this year.
Mark Earley's biggest donor is the Republian National Committee, chaired by Governor Jim Gilmore, and ponying up 3-point-3 million for Earley this year.
Radford businessman Randall Kirk is in the number two spot for Earley, giving 175 thousand.
Overall, Warner's raised almost twice the cash Earley has.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Coming up- John Travolta's latest flick is a bit 'distrubing'.. we'll take a look in this week's movie review.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

And
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[VO-NAT]

Waldo move over -this art isn't monkeying around. We'll explain later on News 7 Saturday Morning. 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]

[Islamic-Art]


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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC2:03:01]
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Something old, something new and a monkey too...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


This Islamic art collection entitled "The Monkey's Wedding," is more about Muslim religion that it is about a wedding.
In native terms, it means events that could not possibly happen at one time in one place, unless it happened in your imagination.
Pakistani artist Sylvat Aziz took images from her imagination to the computer screen and they're on display at Hollins University.
There is a monkey hidden in almost all of her work, and students love it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think they respond to]

((KIM RHODES/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART: IT THINK THEY RESPOND TO THE MEDIA. THAT IT IS A DIGITAL WORK WHICH WE DON'T SHOW VERY MUCH HER IN OUR GALLERY SO THEY RESPOND TO IT AS KIND OF A NEW MEDIA, THIS NEW WAY OF MAKING WORK AS A POSSIBILITY.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Rhodes/Assistant Professor of Art]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=WORK AS A POSSIBILITY.]
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[VO-NAT]


It was a coincidence that the exhibit went up right after the September 11th events, but Hollins says its pleased that students can get a taste of the Islamic culture without a taste of war.
The exhibit runs through this weekend. (------------)