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

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A fiery and fatal collision between a passenger train and a tractor trailer.
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And Lynchburg considers a move to avoid facing Jerry Falwell in court. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Attack]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Operation Enduring Freedom]


Top Taliban officials say fighters in Aghanistan will surrender before the weekend is over.
Already -- thousands of fighters believed to be loyal to Osama bin Laden have handed over their weapons.
Jim Acosta has details.
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[SOT5:48:31]
[IN Q=American pilots sent a missile with a message... ]
[SUPER=01-Abdullah Abdullah/Northern Alliance Foreign Minister; :28]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/CBS News; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=standard]

(((Nats - warplanes)
AMERICAN PILOTS SENT A MISSILE WITH A MESSAGE...
'HAPPY THANKSGIVING OSAMA BIN LADEN.'
BUT IT MISSED THE INTENDED TARGET.
U-S COMMANDERS SAY BIN LADEN IS STILL ON THE RUN.
(nats - taliban)


SOME 15-THOUSAND BIN LADEN LOYALISTS ARE STANDING THEIR GROUND ...REFUSING TO GIVE UP THE LAST NORTHERN AFGHAN CITY OF KUNDUZ.
(Nats - bombs)


SO B-52 BOMBERS CONTINUE TO STRIKE FOREIGN FIGHTERS, AS THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE NEGOTIATES A SURRENDER.
SOT: Abdullah Abdullah, Northern Alliance Foreign Minister

We hope that negotiations will work but if they don't we'll have to go for a military option."

(nats - missles)


THAT MILITARY OPTION EXERCISED WITH EACH ROCKET FIRED, IN THE VILLAGE OF MAIDAN SHAHR.
BULLETS SENT TALIBAN FIGHTERS SCRAMBLING FOR COVER AND LOCAL RESIDENTS HEADING FOR THE HILLS.
(nats - fighters climbing)


NORTHERN ALLIANCE SOLDIERS ARE CLIMBING THE COUNTRYSIDE, FIGHTING FOR POSITIONS -- TO TAKE OUT THE ENEMY.

(nats - protests)

IN NEIGHBORING PAKISTAN, A CROWD OF ANTI-AMERICAN PROTESTERS MARCHED IN THE STREETS, PARADING PORTRAITS OF BIN LADEN. TURNOUT AT DEMONSTRATIONS HAS DWINDLED, MATCHING THE EROSION OF THE TALIBAN'S POWER, ON THE BATTLEFIELD.

(nats - tanks)

AT NIGHTFALL, OPPOSITION FORCES MOVED CLOSER TO KUNDUZ, PREPARING FOR AN EXPECTED SURRENDER OF TALIBAN FIGHTERS. REBEL COMMANDERS SAY TALIBAN TROOPS ARE PLANNING TO DROP THEIR WEAPONS, ON SUNDAY.))

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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Amtrak crash]


One person is dead and 12 others are injured after a train crash yesterday in Camarillo, California.
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[VO-NAT, 5:03:20]
[SUPER=03-Camarillo, CA]


An Amtrak train headed for Santa Barbara, California plowed into a tractor trailer --killing the driver.
The cab was dragged in flames for 400 yards before coming to a stop.
The collision also caused a fire on the lead train charring its exterior.
The 65 year-old driver of the tractor-trailor has NOT been identified.
A section of the railroad track remains closed today while investigators look into the deadly collision.
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[Historic-District]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC1:37:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Rivermont Avenue may become Lynchburg's sixth historic district.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


A recent poll of 380 property owners along the Avenue show they support the move by a vote of 115 to 67... nearly a third of them did not respond to the survey.
Preservationists have been pushing to designate a three-mile stretch of Rivermont as a historic district.
Supporters say it would help prevent older buildings from being torn down or radically altered and would also boost overall property values.
Opponents say historic districts infringe on property owners' basic rights.
City council is expected to discuss the survey results at its work session next Tuesday.
Council could vote on the district sometime next year.
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[Falwell-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC1:06:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Lynchburg is also looking to distance itself from a lawsuit the Reverand Jerry Falwell filed against the Commonwealth.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/November 9]


Falwell is challenging a centuries-old part of the state constitution that prohibits churches from incorporating and from owning more than 15 acres of land.
The laws were originally created to keep churches from becoming too powerful.. only Virginia and West Virginia still have them on the books.
Lynchburg currently limits church property to 50 acres or less.. next week city council will decide whether to do away with the ordinance in order to have the city dropped as a defendant in Falwell's lawsuit.
A hearing on the suit has not been scheduled.
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[Health-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=health]
[GRAPHIC=Focus on Health]


In today's "Focus on Health", Joy Sutton tells us how a massage can benefit your pet.
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[JOY ONE SHOT]
If you're cat, dog or horse could use a little relaxation --you might want to consider a massage.
Animals can reap the same benefits as humans. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullard/Massage Therapist]


Here to give us a demonstation and tells us more about is Laura Bullard a massage therapist. And we have Savannah whose agreed to be pampered today.
1-WHY WOULD SOMEONE WANT TO GET A MASSAGE FOR THEIR PET --
2-WHAT CONDITIONS CAN HELP --ARTHRITIS --INJURIES
3-CAN YOU DEMONSTRATE SOME OF THE TECHNIQUES YOU USE -
4-ARE ANIMALS USUALLY PRETTY COOPERATIVE --
3-IS THIS SOMETHING A PET OWNER CAN TRY AT HOME.
4-WHAT IS THE COST?
5-IS IT GROWING TREND?




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[TAKE FS 9061] If you have any health topics you would like for us to discuss here on News 7 Saturday Morning, drop us a note at News 7, care of Focus on Health, PO Box 7, Roanoke, Virginia 24022-0007 or you can send me an e-mail at jsutton@wdbj7.com.
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[Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-45 TC1:48:43]
[GRAPHIC=Dazzle]

Fans aren't heading to the hardwood like Dazzle officials might have hoped .. but the team has a game plan in the works. Justin McLeod has more on how the Dazzle plans to win fans over.
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[SOT 34:51]
[IN Q=Nat sound of dance squad cheering]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stuart Light/Dazzle Fan; :09]
[SUPER=01-Donna Daniels/Dazzle Team President; :29]
[SUPER=@justin1; :45]
[SUPER=01-Tamara Johnson/Dazzle Fan; 1:22 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Letitia Smith/Dazzle Fan; 1:26 (QUICK)]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF DANCE SQUAD CHEERING))
The enthusiasm is definitely there for the Dazzle but are the fans there to see it?
[SOT 44:52]
[IN Q=I wouldn't expect to be a packed]

((STUART LIGHT/FAN: I WOULDN'T EXPECT IT TO BE A PACKED HOUSE RIGHT OFF THE BAT, ROANOKE DAZZLE, WHO'S EVER HEARD OF THEM.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=heard of them]


Not many it seems.
The Civic Center can accommodate more than 7500 fans.
But the largest crowd so far for a Dazzle home game is just under three thousand.
Team officials hope word of mouth will change that.
[SOT 26:04]
[IN Q=When people leave this arena]

((DONNA DANIELS/TEAM PRESIDENT: WHEN PEOPLE LEAVE THIS ARENA THEY'RE JUST SO EXCITED AND HAPPY AND WE KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO GO HOME AND TELL THEIR FRIENDS AND THEIR FAMILY TO COME OUT AND WATCH A DAZZLE GAME.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=watch a Dazzle game]


Promotions will also help.
At this game, each fan received a free Britney Spears poster.
The goal?
To attract a younger crowd.
[SOT 32:29]
[IN Q=From here the team]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: FROM HERE THE TEAM HITS THE ROAD FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. TEAM OFFICIALS WILL USE THAT TIME TO REEVALUATE WHAT'S WORKING AND WHAT'S NOT. AND IN THE COMING MONTHS, THEY PLAN TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE FANS BY CONDUCTING FAN SURVEYS.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=conducting fan surveys]

((NAT SOUND OF FANS CHEERING))
Team officials believe fan involvement is the key to a winning season.
The dance squad performs throughout the game, not just at half-time.
Free give-aways and contests are constant.
And if you like to be pampered, you can check out the courtside club where someone will wait on you hand and foot.
Fans like these extras but believe one simple thing will make everyone happy.
[SOT 47:35; 45:58]
[IN Q=In the future, we'll see]

((TAMARA JOHNSON/DAZZLE FAN: IN THE FUTURE, WE'LL SEE MORE PEOPLE COME OUT IF WE HAVE A WINNING SEASON.)) ((LETITIA SMITH/FAN: ONCE THE TEAM STARTS WINNING A LOT MORE THAT A LOT MORE PEOPLE WILL COME OUT.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=people will come out]


Its a game plan both team officials and fans can agree on.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

[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]
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[WRITER=jen]
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[OUT Q=..no ordinary chili.]



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[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=Diner Open]
[GRAPHIC=Weekend Diner]


If you still have Thanksgiving turkey residing in your fridge, you'll want to watch today's Weekend Diner. Brent Watts and Ronnie Blankenship prepare White Chili, a recipe everyone's sure to "gobble up."
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If you would like today's holiday recipe 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. And it's not too late to send in your favorite holiday recipes. You can mail them ito the address on your screen or you can e-mail them to bwatts@wdbj7.com. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.

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

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... There is no surrender yet in Afghanistan...but top officials say it is coming.
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And a truck cab is dragged in flames for 400 yards after it's hit by a passenger train.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-Attack]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Operation Enduring Freedom]


Hundreds of Taliban fighters have surrendered to Afghan opposition forces surrounding Kunduz.
American officials say some of the fighters may be Osama bin Laden's deputies and lieutenants.
Some believe this could be the beginning of a wholesale surrender.
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[VO-NAT 5:07:18]
[SUPER=03-New Shamshatoo Camp, Peshawar]


In the meantime --thousands of Afghani's have fled to a refugee camp in Pakistan for shelter.
The camp is also a food distribution center for both the United Nations and U-S food aid.
Humanitarian aid has also started flowing into Afghanistan once again.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Amtrak Crash]


A deadly train collision in Camarillio, California leaves one person dead and 12 others injured.
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[VO-NAT, 5:03:20]
[SUPER=03-Camarillo, CA]


An Amtrak train headed for Santa Barbara, California plowed into a tractor --killing the driver.
The tractor was dragged in flames for 400 yards before coming to a stop.
The collision also caused a fire on the lead train charring its exterior.
The 65 year-old driver of the tractor has not been identified.
A section of the railroad track remains closed today while investigators look into the deadly collision.
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[Christmas-Trees]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC2:03:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Tree experts say there will be plenty of good Christmas trees this year despite the dry conditions.
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[VO-NAT :17.5]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Supply is unaffected by the dry-spell according to Lacie's Garden Center Owner, Todd Walters. Walters says trees take years to mature and were planted long before the dry conditions. He says the only difference may be a small change in quality because the trees are under "drought stress."
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[SOT 11:33:14]
[IN Q=you can see]

((TODD WALTERS/LACIE'S GARDEN CENTER OWNER; YOU CAN SEE THE COLOR OF THIS TREE ITS STILL GOT A GOOD COLOR IT MAY DROP ITS INNER NEEDLES A LITTLE SOONER BUT THE TREE QUALITY IS STILL THERE IT'S JUST IMPORTANT TO GET THE TREE IN WATER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Walters/Lacie's Garden Center;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Walters says companies that buy from local growers provide quality trees because they're cut only days before being put up for sale.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Graceland is ready to 'Rock Around the Christmas Tree' this season -

[ANCHOR=Jacey]

and
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[VO-NAT]

this year the King's estate has added a few patriotic touches. We'll show you a little 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]

[Bluegrass]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:58:28]
[SS=None]

2001 has been a baner year for bluegrass with the unprecedented popularity of the "O Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack.
Joe Dashiell reports on a bluegrass revival that's taken the music mainstream.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ferrum resident]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/Country Music Association - CBS; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Tyminski/Alison Krauss and Union Station; :17]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./November 3; :32]
[SUPER=01-Del McCoury/The Del McCoury Band; :42]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :57]
[SUPER=01-Chris Thile/Nickel Creek; :1:10]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7]


((Ferrum resident Dan Tyminski has been riding the bluegrass boom since the O Brother soundtrack was released late last year. [NAT SOUND OF CMA PERFORMANCE]
[SOT TYMINSKI]
[IN Q=It's a record that was recorded]

((IT'S A RECORD THAT WAS RECORDED WITH A BUNCH OF PEOPLE, WITH NO HEADPHONES, NO OVERDUBS, NO STUDIO TRICKERY, NO HIDDEN EFFECTS, NO SECRETS, IT IS COMPLETELY HONEST. IT'S A GROUP OF GUYS STANDING IN A HALF CIRCLE PLAYING AROUND ONE MICROPHONE.))
[RUNS= :19]
[OUT Q=playing around a microphone.]


Members of the Del McCoury band aren't featured on the "O Brother" soundtrack, but their popularity has never been greater, playing to younger, more diverse audiences.
[SOT MCCOURY 48:08]
[IN Q=It seems this music]

((IT SEEMS THIS MUSIC HAS MORE OF A CROSS SECTION OF PEOPLE THAN ANY FORM OF MUSIC AND I'VE NEVER UNDERSTOOD WHY. THERE ARE A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE, TOO, NOWADAYS THAT ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN THIS MUSIC ENOUGH TO TRY TO LEARN TO PLAY IT.))

[RUNS= :19]
[OUT Q=to learn to play it.]


Perhaps no band better represents the future of bluegrass than the group Nickel Creek. [NAT SOUND OF BAND AT CMA]
Mandolin player, Chris Thile, says he isn't surprised by the "O Brother" bandwagon.
[SOT THILE 44:11]
[IN Q=A song like Man of Constant Sorrow]

((A SONG LIKE MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW TRANSCENDS ANY KIND OF RADIO BOUNDARIES, AND IT DOESN'T NEED ANY KIND OF RADIO AIRPLAY FOR PEOPLE TO GO, THAT'S REAL. THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO LISTEN TO.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=what I want to listen to.]


And if these musicians have anything to do with it... bluegrass music they'll want to listen to, for years to come. Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Movie-Review]


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[WRITER=jen]
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MB Monitor -- FS Movie Review
MB Monitor -- Movie Clip
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[SUPER=04-"Spy Game" - Universal]

((Movie Review 'Spy Game" Universal
"Spy Game" grabs attention from the opening minutes and never lets go. There is plenty of action, but much of the conflict is a mind game played between an aging operative and the CIA brass. Robert Redford is at his best as Nathan Muir. On the day he is supposed to retire from the CIA, he finds out an agent he trained, Tom Bishop-played by Brad Pitt- has been imprisoned in China for espionage and will be shot the next morning. The Agency white collars don't want to interfere for political reasons, and are willing to let Bishop die. After all, the operation he was involved with wasn't one of theirs. Muir manipulates his way into the meeting where Bishop's fate is being discussed. He tells the Task Force how he met Bishop and tries to convince them to negotiate for his release. Much of the movie is told in action packed flashbacks: in Vietnam where Muir recruited Bishop for an assassination; then to Germany, where Bishop learns some hard lessons about his chosen career; and finally to Beirut, where a failed mission turned Bishop against the Agency and against Muir. Now Muir is Bishop's only chance, and the movie does a good job of building suspense as to what, if anything, Muir will be able to do to save Bishop. "Spy Game" is an engrossing action film, much of which looks very like the nightly news of the past several years. Also, for those still severely affected by the visions of September 11, there are some scenes that may be troublesome, especially a car bomb destroying an apartment building in Beirut. "Spy Game" is Rated R for language and Violence. Grade B+
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[Graceland-Christmas]


[ANCHOR=Jacey- 2shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's not so much a 'Blue Christmas' at Graceland this year as a 'Red, White and Blue' Christmas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Memphis, TN]

The annual holiday light display adorning Elvis Presley's mansion is taking on a patriotic theme. This year an American Flag was added - featuring 100-THOUSAND chasing lights that give the illusion of the flag waving in the breeze. But fans of the traditional Graceland Christmas don't need to fret - there is still the blue-lit driveway, Elvis' nativity scene and his Santa and reindeer. The display was lit during a ceremony yesterday and will stay that way until the King's birthday on January 8th. (------------)