[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Police near Seattle, Washington have made an arrest in connection with the Green River serial killer of the 19-80's.
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And Governor Gilmore announced yesterday that he will resign his position as the Republican National Committee Chairman in January. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Green-River]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
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After more than 20 years --Investigators in Seattle Washington make an arrest in connection with a serial killer case.
Manuel Gallegus has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Green River killer was blamed for the deaths]
[SUPER=03-Near Seattle, WA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Reichert/King Co., Sheriff; :15]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=Manuel Gallegus CBS News]

((The Green River killer was blamed for the deaths of 49 Pacific Northwest women in the early 1980's. Friday, two decades later, police announced they had made an arrest in connection with the deaths of FOUR of the women.
(SOT: Dave Reichert, King County WA Sheriff) This is the most

exciting day in my career.
Police say they arrested Gary Leon Ridgeway, a truck driver who lives in suburban Seattle. He's being investigated for the deaths of the four women...all found murdered in the Green River in 1982 and 1983. The break in the case, coming from high technology forensics.

(SOT) the washington state crime lab was able to link ridgeway's dna to

three of the 4 victims...
Police say the Green River Killer hunted his victims from Seattle's red-light district. Most were prostitutes or runaways. An FBI profiler saying the killer was probably a white man in his 30s or 40s and that he who had issues with women.

(SOT) we have a lot of work to do....to investigate these other

cases...responsible for all those.
Prosecutors say charges may be filed as early as next week.
Manuel Gallegus CBS News))



[China-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
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Fire damaged a restaraunt in downtown Roanoke early this morning. Investigators say a closet inside the Number One China Buffet - located next to the Jefferson Motor Lodge - caught fire around 4. The blaze was contained to the closet - but smoke caused an estimated 100-thousand dollars worth of damage inside the restaurant. No one was injured in the fire and the lodge was not damaged. The buffet will be closed today.

[Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC 07:03 - retimed from 11]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]

For weeks now, Governor Jim Gilmore has said he would stay on as the, Republican National Committee Chairman, for another year after he leaves the governor's office next month.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But yesterday, Gilmore announced he would be resigning January 16th.
Gilmore told the RNC staff in Washington, and then talked with reporters last night in Richmond.
He says the decision was HIS alone -- after realizing his family "pays a price" when he is gone so much.
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[SOT 16:11:53]
[IN Q=We've already covered a great deal]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE'VE ALREADY COVERED A GREAT DEAL OF THE COUNTRY THIS YEAR. I'VE BEEN TO 26 STATES. AND SOMETIMES MULTIPLE OCCASIONS. AND EVERY TRIP HAS BEEN ONE THAT'S BEEN ENJOYABLE AND WORTHWHILE FOR ME AND I THINK FOR THE PARTY AND FOR THE PRESIDENT. BUT ALSO, YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER YOUR FAMILY. AND I JUST THINK THERE COMES A TIME WHERE AFTER 14 YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE... IT'S TIME TO TAKE A BREAK AND DEVOTE A LITTLE MORE ATTENTION TO ROXANE AND ASHTON AND JAY.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
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[OUT Q=Roxane and Ashton and Jay.]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=HOLD]


Publicly, the President said he was sorry to see Gilmore go.
But sources told the Associated Press, the White House had grown dissatisfied with Gilmore's performance at the RNC.
The election was one issue, they said, but was not as significant as the friction between his camp and Bush allies at the RNC and the White House.

[Highway-Improvements]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Improvements may be on the way for Interstate 81.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte says 250-thousand dollars will be used to study the possibility of moving freight from tractor trailers to railroads.
One- and a half million will go to James Madison University's Intelligent Transportation System.
That system manages traffic flow and informs drivers about potential problems.

[Franklin-Fatalities]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-49 tc 1:14:11]
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Franklin County authorities have organized a campaign to keep the county's roads safe during December.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :08]

21 people have died on Franklin County's road so far this year. That's the highest number of traffic fatalities ever in the county. Yesterday, they kicked off an advertising campaign to have zero fatalities during December. The campaign will include bumper stickers, signs and billboards throughout the county. In an effort to educate students, authorities arranged for a group of Franklin County high school students to attend a seminar last week on the dangers of unsafe driving.
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[SOT - 10:35]
[IN Q=One of the pictures...]

((MEGAN FLORA/FRANKLIN CO. HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR; ONE OF THE PICTURES WAS HIS CAR, AND I WASN'T READY FOR THAT AND I WAS JUST LIKE WHOA. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE FEELING LIKE ME AND HAVE LOST SOMEBODY THEY LOVE.))
[SUPER=01-Megan Flora/Franklin Co. High School Junior;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=love somebody they love.]
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[VO-NAT - :08+]

Franklin County authorites say a recent 30-thousand dollar grant will help them with increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints.
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[Harrison]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
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Beatle fans are mourning the loss of one of the bands members.
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[NAT SOT]
((NAT SOT....YEAH.. YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVING WAYS))
[RUNS=03]
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[VO-NAT ;18]


George Harrison the man known as the "quiet" Beatle died Thursdsay from cancer. He was the Beatles' lead guitarist. Paul McCartney says he's devastated. He called Harrison his baby brother. The gates outside Harrison's English home have become displays of grief for fans.
Harrison died at the age of 58.
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[Tree-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC32:13]
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Roanoke kicked off the holiday season with a flip of the switch last night.
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[SOT 18:12:17]
[IN Q=Four, three, two one]

((4, 3, 2, 1, Clapping))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=People clapping]
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[VO-NAT]


Several hundred people turned out for the annual tree lighting ceremony in First Union Plaza.
The tree is a 35-foot tall spruce donated by a local couple.
The ceremony ended with performances by several area choirs.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Lexington-Christmas]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC30:35]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Lexington welcomed the holidays with candles, carols and a Christmas tree.
Folks gathered in Hopkins Green for the special ceremony.
The festivities will continue through the weekend and include a parade tonight at 5:30.
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[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[VO-NAT]
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... Osama Bin Laden is still on the run...but rebel forces are closing in on the Taliban in Kandahar.
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And a suspected terrorist close to home has been found guilty of illegally trying to obtain a firearm.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Afghanistan]


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


Rebel forces are closing-in on Kandahar --the last city in Afghanistan still held by the Taliban.
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[VO-NAT5:13:17; 14]


U-S troops are on the move in a battle to tear apart the Taliban.
Northern Alliance soldiers say they've captured more tanks and heavy weapons. And rebel forces say more Taliban soldiers have surrendered without a fight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Let there be no doubt]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]

((LET THERE BE NO DOUBT THERE WILL BE FURTHER CAUSALITES....FROM OUR OBJECTIVES.))
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[OUT Q=from our objectives]
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[VO-NAT;14]


Osama Bin Laden is still on run. The search for the terrorist is still focused on Eastern Afghanistan.
American warships are patrolling the Indian Ocean, off Somalia's coast, looking for any sign of Bin Laden, or other terrorists.
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[Osama-Time]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Osama bin Laden]


Osama bin Laden could follow in the footsteps of Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
Time magazine confirms the terrorist mastermind is in consideration for its "person of the year"
The recognition is given to the person who had the most impact on the news... and has nothing to do with moral value.
The final choice will be announced in three weeks.

[Pierre]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC 47:24 - retimed version!!]
[GRAPHIC=Vincente Pierre]

A Muslim from Charlotte County - suspected of being part of a terrorist cell - has been found guilty of illegally trying to obtain a firearm.
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[VO-NAT:23]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Prosecutors say 44-year-old Vincente Rafael Pierre used his common law wife Traci Upshur to obtain a 45 caliber handgun in March of 1999.
Pierre cannot own a gun because he's a convicted felon... the two were convicted on 9 of 10 counts yesterday in federal court.
Prosecutors say the charges were relatively minor compared to what they were investigating prior to September 11th.
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[SOT 14:38:18]
[IN Q=We were instructed]

((TOM BONDURANT/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: WE WERE INSTRUCTED TO GO FORWARD BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ON WHATEVER WE HAD AND WHAT WE HAD WERE THESE GUN CHARGES. IN THE ORDINARY COURSE OF BUSINESS, THE INVESTIGATION WOULD HAVE CONTINUED AND WE WOULD HAVE HAD A MUCH LARGER CASE DOWN THE ROAD.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Assistant U. S. Attorney]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=down the road.]
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[VO-NAT:19]


Pierre is suspected of being part of a terrorist cell known as Al Fuqra (ahl-FEU-kra), the group believed to be responsible for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
The woman who helped investigate Pierre for alleged terrorist activities in Colorado in the early '90's says the Al Fuqra threat is still very real.
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[SOT 14:30:42]

((SUSAN FENGER/RETIRED INVESTIGATOR: I SUSPECT HE'S STILL AN ACTIVE MEMBER AND A DANGER TO SOCIETY. THE REASON I SUSPECT THAT IS BECAUSE OF THESE LATEST WEAPONS CHARGES.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Fenger/Retired Investigator]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=latest weapons charges.]
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[VO-NAT:3]


Pierre and Upshur will be sentenced in April.
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[Fabricated-Metals]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-44 tc 1:43:31]
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His former bosses let his medical insurance lapse.
The state promised him restitution.
So far, no dough.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC1:36:55]


Barry Moran owes six thousand dollars in medical bills because his former employers at Fabricated Metals didn't pay his insurance premiums.
Criminal charges against the employers, Frank Guynn and John Langhammer, were dropped after they agreed to pay the bill.
The restitution was delivered to an attorney's office two weeks ago, but has yet to reach Barry Moran.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]


Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Rick Buchanan says he'll appear before a Roanoke County judge Monday to ask t

hat the charges be re-instated.[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] The Ronald McDonald House is getting ready to light the night up with love - we'll have details after the break -
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

And We'll see what else Brent has cooking here in the studio this 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]

[N&W-Photogs]


[ANCHOR=Jacey - 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sat-AM]
[WRITER=jda]
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The most famous images of the Norfolk and Western Railway were captured by O. Winston Link... but Link isn't the only photographer who deserves credit for documenting the company's history.
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[VO-NAT]


The railroad established its own photography department in 1916, and employees like master photographer Bryan Beard were reponsible for thousands of images.
They snapped photographs in the Roanoke shops and in communities all along the rail line.
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[SOT 33:20]
[IN Q=Well, I think it was the best job on the railroad]

((WELL I THINK IT WAS THE BEST JOB ON THE RAILROAD, REALLY. EVERY DAY WAS DIFFERENT, EVERY NEGATIVE YOU PICKED UP WAS DIFFERENT THAN THE ONE YOU JUST LAID DOWN. WE GOT TO GO AND SEE THINGS AS THEY WERE BEING BUILT. AND WE WERE THE FIRST ONES THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Aubrey Overstreet/Former Norfolk Southern Photographer]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=and we were the first ones there.]
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[VO-NAT]


The photographers of the Norfolk and Western Railway are the subject of this week's Virginia Profile, airing on News 7 Sunday morning.
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[2BIRTHDAYS!] 12/2/01
Sunday:

[SUPER=130-55/Bonnie Combs/Pulaski]



[SUPER=130-51/Annie Tyree/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-1/Dominic Gonzalez/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-1/Kate DeBord/Salem]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Melissa Horn/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Michael Blankenship/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-36/Anita Campbell/Penhook]


[SUPER=131-/Carol Belcher/Snow Creek]