[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;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... Preparations are underway in Richmond as Virginia prepares to welcome Mark Warner as its new governor...
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And a shooting in Botetourt County turns deadly.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Warner]


It's the dawn of a new administration in Richmond as Governor-elect Mark Warner prepares to drop the "elect" from his title.

[DOUBLE BOXES= Joy/Starlink;]

Warner will be sworn in during ceremonies at the state Capitol later today. and that is where Steve Smallshaw joins us. Steve, give us an idea of how things are going there this morning.
[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
[SUPER=@SSM1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]

[rolled from truck] ((ROLLCUE:...began in earnest last night))
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/(D) Governor-Elect; :32]
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[OUT Q=on her right course]
[LIVE= Steve /FULL]

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[Promo-Inauguration]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


(XXXXXXXXX) [INAUGURATION PROMO BOARD] And we will bring you Governor-elect Warner's inauguration live today at Noon right here on your Hometown Station.
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[Grayson-Murder]


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


A Grayson County man is behind bars this morning for the death of a three-year old. Officals say Roland Shane Griffith was arrested yesterday on charges of felony abuse and child neglect - based on the autopsy report submitted by the State Medical Examiner's office.


[Botetourt-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-53 tc 1:29:29]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


Authorities say a night of drinking turned deadly in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Sheriff's Deputies responded to this home on Narrow Passage Road just after seven o'clock last night.
They arrived to find 47-year old William Clayton Sanders Jr. dead of a single gun shot wound to the chest.
Deputies have arrested Victor Loyd Rycroft and charged him with first degree murder.
The shooting happened at Rycroft's residence in Eagle Rock.
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The investigation revealed the two men got into an argument after several hours of drinking with several friends.


Rycroft is being held at the Botetourt County jail.[Hockey-Death]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Thomas Junta --could face up to 20 years in prison for beating another parent to death in a dispute over a kids' hockey practice.
Gretchen Carlson has the latest on the verdict that came in late Friday.
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[SOT5:55:35]
[IN Q=Hockey dad Thomas Junta]
[SUPER=03-Cambridge, MA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dolores Freeman/Jury Forewoman; :17]
[SUPER=01-Martha Coakley/Middlesex District Attorney; :35]
[SUPER=01-Mary Barbuzzi/Victim's Sister; :45]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/CBS News; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=standard out]

((Hockey dad Thomas Junta did not react to the jury's verdict of involuntary manslaughter and though supporters shed tears, the courtroom remained silent. It took more than 13 hours of deliberations over two days to convict Junta of the lesser charge.

SOT: Dolores Freeman/Jury Forewoman

We the jury feel the verdict was reached based on evidence and testimony presented to the jury. We feel we reached a very difficult but proper decision."
Junta was taken into custody until his sentencing on January 25th when he faces as much as 20 years in prison.

SOT: Martha Coakley, Middlesex District Attorney.

"Unfortunately tonight there are two sets of children who do not have parents at home. There is no joy therefore in this resolution."

SOT: Mary Barbuzzi/Victim's sister

"Our family and Michael have paid ultimate price. It is our sincere wishes that this tragedy serves as a reminder to all."
Junta and Costin physically fought on two occasions in July 2000 after arguing about rough play at their sons' hockey practice in Reading, MA.
Junta left the rink after the first confrontation, but returned minutes later to pick up his son who was still in the locker room. That s when the two men clashed again and the fight turned deadly. Junta said he only punched Costin three times...but several witnesses testified he pumelled the other father repeatedly. Costin lost conciousness...and died the next day.
(STANDUP)))


[War-Update]


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


What should happen to the World Trade Center site?
That's the question a group of top architects and planners are trying to figure out.
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[VO-NAT, 5:13:20; 28]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


The experts agree that New York city doesn't need to replace all 13-and-a-half-million square feet of office space. The consensus is that the new buildings should be smaller --and that people should live there.
One architect's imagination is that the buildings should be built slightly askew and twist skyward to line-up 75 stories above the street.
Others see a mix of buildings around the old Trade Center foundation holes. It's expected take ten years for the full rebirth of ground zero.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Clearly there needs to be a green]

((Clearly there needs to be a green, very respectful place of memorialization and there needs to be something soaring into the sky))
[SUPER=01-Marilyn Taylor/Architect & Urban Planner]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=soaring into the sky]
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[VO-NAT 5:00:20;18]


Meanwhile --the fight continues to bring those responsible for the September 11th attacks to justice. Some 20 prisoners from Afghanistan are being detained in Cuba. A military official says these men represent the worst elements of the Al-Quaida and the Taliban. Each prisoner faces intense interrogation.
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[Wintergreen]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Weekend a.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off tc 1:29:02]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]

If recent snowfall has you psyched to hit the slopes, consider heading north to Wintergreen Ski Resort.
That's where we find Shannon Young with this week's Time Off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Recent winter storms may not have been good news for travelers but...]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kendall Nelson/Wintergreen Resort; :16]
[SUPER=@Shannon1;]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=STD ]
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[ANCHOR TAG]
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

For more information about Wintergreen, log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on the Time Off suitcase.

(XXXXXXXXXX)[Health-Open]



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


In today's "Focus on Health", we'll tell what changes medicare recipients can expect this year.

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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
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[JOY ONE SHOT]
Some changes are in place this year for Medicare. Changes that for many seniors will mean they will pay more [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Abell/LOA Area Agency on Aging]


Here to tell us about the changes is Shannon Abell with the LOA, Area Agency on Aging.
1-TELL ABOUT THE CHANGES FOR MEDICARE FOR THIS YEAR
2- WHAT ABOUT THE COVERAGE --WILL THAT INCREASE --ARE THERE ITEMS THAT WILL BE COVERED NOW THAT WEREN'T COVERED BEFORE


3-ANY ADVICE TO SENIORS

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Carilion Health System has scheduled a special session to discuss the Medicare changes on Wednesday, January 16th at the Carilion Center for Health Education at Tanglewood Mall at 2pm. The session is free but you must register by calling 981-7641.
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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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Don't go away - News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.

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[Theatre]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[JACEY ONE SHOT - PS]
The Mill Mountain Theatre is known for bringing great new plays by fresh new playwrights to the area. That's one reason they are hosting the Norfolk Southern Festival of New Works. Here to talk to us about that this morning is Doug Zschiegner. [two shot]
[SUPER=01-Doug Zschiegner/Mill Mountain Theatre]

Welcome to News 7 Saturday Morning. Now tell me, what exactly is this festival all about?
WHAT MAKES YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS FESTIVAL?
HOW LONG HAS THE THEATRE BEEN A PART OF SUCH A FESTIVAL?
TELL ME ABOUT SOME OF THE PLAYS. [JACEY]
[SUPER=16-(540) 342-5740/Mill Mountain Theatre Box Office]

And if you would like more information on the Norfolk Southern Festival of New Works, you can call the Mill Mountain Theatre box office 540 - 342 - 5740. And that number is at the bottom of your screen.
Now let's check in with Joy for a look at what's going on in the world of Sports. [Tour-Tease]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=Weekend Diner]
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[WIPE INTO HOME TOUR TEASE]

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[SOT 14:21:19-31]

((HI I'M TOM WARME, MY WIFE BUNNY AND MY FATHER-IN-LAW, ROBERT C. JONES AND WE'RE PRIVILIGED TO LIVE HERE IN A PLACE WE CALL THE WARMATAGE ON SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE. STAY TUNED TO NEWS SEVEN SATURDAY MORNING TO SEE MORE OF OUR HOME, THANKS.))
[IN Q=Hi I'm Tom]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=our home, thanks.]



[COMM #3]

[go straight to commercial]





[Home-Tours]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=Home Tours #3]
[GRAPHIC=Home Tours]


We're still nine months away from the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour... but some owner's are getting a head start preparing for the big event.
In today's Home Tour - we visit the Warme's... who spent a year looking for the perfect retirement spot and then five years designing their luxurious abode.

[SPONSOR=TIMBERTRUSS ESSC]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Smith Mountain]
[SUPER=07-Tom & Bunny Warme; :44]
[RUNS=2:35]
[OUT Q=News 7 Home Tours]


(( This Smith Mountain Lake home is as inviting inside as the sign outside. A play on words... this is the home of Tom and Betty Warme.
Growing up in Minnesota... Tom knew he wanted to build his retirement haven on a lake.
(///// SOT /////) **BUMP THESE 2 BITES**
[SOT 8:05:03-07]

((WHEN YOU WALK IN THAT FRONT DOOR, WE HAD HOPED YOU COULD KIND OF WALK INTO THE LAKE.))
[IN Q=When you walk]
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=into the lake.]
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[SOT 8:05:13-14]

((THE LAKE IS WHAT ATTRACTED US HERE.))
[IN Q=The lake is what]
[RUNS= 02]
[OUT Q=attracted us here.]


The lake may have brought them to Virginia but everyone from their architect to their designer made the dwelling perfectly suited to Bunny and Tom's taste.
Warmetage is filled with details like electronically controlled windows, columns marbleized by a local artist... and waterfall faucets... a favorite of the grand kids.
Gadgets aside... walking through the Warme home gives you a real sense of who the owners are.
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[SOT 8:05:36-44]

((THIS GREAT ROOM REALLY IS A ROOM THAT CAPTURES MY SWEDISH, MY SCANDINAVIAN LINEAGE. THIS IS ALL SCAN FURNITURE.))
[IN Q=The Great room]
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=Scan furninture.]


Tom began playing the accordion at age six... now he sticks to the piano... but there is another hobby which is peppered throughout the house.
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[SOT 8:18:12-20]

((I COULD NEVER AFFORD TO HAVE REAL CARS BUT THESE ARE MODEL CARS FROM THE FRANKLIN MINT AND EACH CAR TO ME IS LIKE AN ART OBJECT.))
[IN Q=I could never]
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=an art object.]


Art reigns everywhere... from the painting of their church to the stained glass light fixture downstairs... both gifts from friends.
Speaking of downstairs...
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[SOT 1:13:00-24] (Tape #2)

((ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE WANTED TO DO WHEN WE WERE DESIGNING THE HOME WAS TO HAVE AN ELEGANT CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO LEVELS, UPPER AND LOWER AND TRY TO GET AWAY FROM THE IDEA OF HAVING A BASEMENT HERE, THERE'S NO BASEMENT HERE. SO WE DISCOVERED THE BALISTERS AND REALLY LIKED THEM AND SO THE BALISTERS LEAD US DOWN TO THIS AREA WHICH IS WHAT WE CALL A SOCIAL AREA AND HERE'S WHERE WE HAVE FACE TO FACE, NOT ENCOUNTERS BUT GOOD FRIENDSHIPS, WE USE IT A LOT AND ARE VERY PLEASED.))
[IN Q=One of the things]
[RUNS= 24]
[OUT Q=are very pleased.]


They were also pleased with their palette choices.
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[SOT 8:17:06-19]

(((in the Florida room) THE BLUE WALL KIND OF GRIPS YOU THERE. THAT WAS MY IDEA. THE PAINTERS WERE A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT ALL THE DIFFERENT COLORS OF PAINT HERE BUT EACH ROOM WITH DIFFERENT PAINT HAS ITS OWN PERSONALITY.))
[IN Q=The blue wall]
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=it's own personality.]


Bunny had another idea that came to fruition as well.
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[SOT 8:19:03-16]

((I HAD INITIALLY SAID THAT I WANTED ONE WHOLE SIDE OF THE HOUSE TO BE A MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH A FIREPLACE BECAUSE THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF MY DREAMS, TO HAVE A FIREPLACE IN THE MASTER BEDROOM. WELL I NOW HAVE IT.))
[IN Q=I had initially]
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=I now have it.]


She also designed the kitchen in her minimalist style with all of the appliances hidden behind wood paneling.
Even with all their choices... individuality and a flair for art... the Warme's give all credit to those who built, painted and laid the bricks of this home.
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[SOT 8:11:50-55]

((WE'RE PLEASED WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS ABOUT THIS HOUSE BECAUSE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE MADE IT THIS WAY FOR US.))
[IN Q=We're pleased]
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=way for us.]))
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[Anchor=Jacey]
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[TAKE FS - PHONE #]


The Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour is still looking for more volunteers to open up their home along with the Warme's.
If you think you may be interested in the October fundraiser, call 540-297-TOUR for details.
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[Take HOME TOURS FS ESS]
If you think YOUR home would make an interesting Home Tour - send your address, phone number, pictures and a description to Home Tours Care Of WDBJ7.....P.O. Box 7 Roanoke....Virginia 24022-0007. We'll be right back.
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[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...... We will have a live report from Richmond as inaugaration preparations are underway...
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And a conviction is made in the hockey dad trial.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[2-Warner]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Warner]


It's been eight years since a democrat occupied the governor's mansion. All that changes today as Mark Warner takes the Oath of Office as Virginia's 69th Governor.

[DOUBLE BOXES= Joy/Starlink;]

It all gets underway at noon at the State Capitol. That's where Steve Smallshaw joins us this morning. Steve - what's it like out there this morning.
[LIVE= Steve /FULL]
[SUPER=@ssm1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night]
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/(D) Governor-Elect]
[SUPER=01-]
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[LIVE= Steve /FULL]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]




[DOUBLE BOXES= Joy/Starlink;]




[2-Promo-Inauguration]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


(XXXXXXXXX) [INAUGURATION PROMO BOARD] And we will bring you Governor-elect Warner's inauguration live today at Noon right here on your Hometown Station.
(XXXXXXXXX)



[2-Grayson-Murder]


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


A Grayson County man is in jail this morning - for the death of a three- year old. Officals say Roland Shane Griffith was arrested yesterday on charges of felony abuse and child neglect - based on the autopsy report submitted by the State Medical Examiner's office.


[2-Botetourt-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-53 tc 1:29:29]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]

Officials say Botetourt man is also behind bars today - after a night of drinking turned deadly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Sheriff's Deputies responded to this home on Narrow Passage Road just after seven o'clock last night.
They arrived to find 47-year old William Clayton Sanders Jr. dead of a single gun shot wound to the chest.
Deputies have arrested Victor Loyd Rycroft and charged him with first degree murder.
The shooting happened at Rycroft's residence in Eagle Rock.
(------------)


The investigation revealed the two men got into an argument after several hours of drinking with several friends.


Rycroft is being held at the Botetourt County jail.[2-Hockey-Death]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The hockey-dad who beat another parent to death during a youth hockey practice was convicted of involuntary manslaughter yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :11]
[SUPER=03-Cambridge, MA]


Thomas Junta says he acted in self defense when he killed Michael Costin following a heated argument last July.
The jury says it reached a very difficult but proper decision.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT5:05:45]
[IN Q=Our hope tonight]

((Our hope tonight .. over children sports))
[SUPER=01-Martha Coakley/Middlesex District Attorney;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=over children's sports]
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[VO-NAT:5]


The whole ordeal has shaken-up parents and children who come to the rink.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT5:09:58]
[IN Q=I just think it's so sad for both]

((I just think it's so sad for both families involved because like everyone says it's supposed to be fun for the kids and I think all the kids are affected, too. I know my daughter is and sometimes she comes to the rink and I know she's been thinking about his particular case and it made her very sad))
[SUPER=01-Bridgette D'Ambrosio/Parent]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=made her ver sad]
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[VO-NAT:8]


Although Junta faces up to 20 years in prison, sentencing guidelines call for much shorter sentences for first time offenders.

(-----------)[2-War-Update]



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


A group of top architects are trying to determine what should happen to the World Trade Center site.
(------------)
[VO-NAT, 5:13:20; 28]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


The experts agree that New York city doesn't need to replace all 13-and-a-half-million square feet of office space. The consensus is that the new buildings should be smaller --and that people should live there.
One architect's imagination is that the buildings should be built slightly askew and twist skyward to line-up 75 stories above the street.
Others see a mix of buildings around the old Trade Center foundation holes. It's expected take ten years for the full rebirth of ground zero.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Clearly there needs to be a green]

((Clearly there needs to be a green, very respectful place of memorialization and there needs to be something soaring into the sky))
[SUPER=01-Marilyn Taylor/Architect & Urban Planner]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=soaring into the sky]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 5:00:20;18]


Meanwhile --the fight continues to bring those responsible for the September 11th attacks to justice. Some 20 prisoners from Afghanistan are being detained in Cuba. A military official says these men represent the worst elements of the Al-Quaida and the Taliban. Each prisoner faces intense interrogation.
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[2-Theatre]


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


The Norfolk Southern Festival of New Works just opened at the Mill Mountain Theatre [TWO-SHOT BOX - JOY AND JACEY] and Jacey is talking with Doug Zchiegner today about how you can get in on the act.
[ANCHOR=JACEY]

That's right, Joy. The Festival got underway Tuesday and there are lots of things on the way for your entertainment. [two shot - jacey and guest]
[SUPER=01-Doug Zschiegner/Mill Mountain Theatre]


((AD LIB QUESTIONS))

[JACEY]
[SUPER=16-(540) 342-5740/Mill Mountain Theatre Box Office]

And if you would like to be a part of the Norfolk Southern Festival of New Works, you can call the number at the bottom of your screen - (540) 342 - 5740 - for more information.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Russell Crow is lighting up the small screen once again -

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[VO-NAT]

Coming up in this week's movie review we'll see if his portrayal of a genius from West Virginia is a beautiful as his mind. 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]

[Close-Inauguration]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
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((Anchors Ad lib goodbye)) [ad lib goodbye]
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