[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

[NEWSCAST=Sun 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=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... For the first time in eight years, a Democrat is residing at the Governor's Mansion.

(------------)

And Enron is still coming under heavy fire - and things are expected to heat up this week...
we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[INAUGURATION]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC-02:12]
[GRAPHIC=Warner]

Virginia's new Governor was sworn in yesterday - calling for Virginians to put aside partisan differences.
His speech won favorable reviews from Democrats and Republicans.
As Joe Dashiell reports, Warner promises a revolution in state government.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Governor Jim Gilmore]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=07-Gov. Mark Warner; :36]
[SUPER=@Joe1; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Richmond]


((Governor Jim Gilmore said his goodbyes... the First Lady wiped away tears, as the couple prepared to leave the Executive Mansion one last time.
Mark Warner, his wife Lisa Collis and their three daughters arrived on the South Portico of the State Capitol under blue skies... and watched as Republican Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, [NAT SOUND of KILGORE] and Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine were sworn in... [NAT SOUND OF KAINE]
In his inaugural address, Warner asked Virginians to put aside partisan differences and attack together the difficult financial problems the commonwealth faces.
[SOT]
[IN Q=As Virginians we have been]

((AS VIRGINIANS W HAVE BEEN REVOLUTIONARY WHEN NECESSARY, LOYAL WHEN CALLED AND DETERMINED WHEN THE MISSION IS BEFORE US. MY FELLOW VIRGINIANS IT IS TIME FOR LITTLE REVOLUTION.))
[RUNS= :18]
[OUT Q=time for a little revolution.]


To that end, the Democratic Governor reached out to the Republican leadership of the General Assembly.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Mr. Speaker]

((MR. SPEAKER AND MR. PRESIDENT PRO TEM, ON BEHALF OF ALL VIRGINIANS I EXTEND TO YOU THE HAND OF FRIENDSHIP AND COOPERATION. APPLAUSE))
[RUNS= :20]
[OUT Q=(APPLAUSE).]


And later as he made his way to the mansion with his daughters at his side, Warner said he was ready to get started.
[SOT 13:53:29]
[IN Q=Excited, ]

((EXCITED, HUMBLED, AND READY FOR THE CHALLENGE.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=and ready for the challenge.]


The Governor's speech brought enthusiastic reviews from Democrats and polite praise from Republicans.
But the party comes to an end on Monday, and everyone here is waiting for more details in Mark Warner's State of the Commonwealth Address Monday night.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))[Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


U-S special forces continue the manhunt in eastern Afghanistan.
They're searching for Osama bin Laden's followers and members of the Taliban.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kandahar, Afghanistan;]


Yesterday, Marines sang in memory of their seven colleagues who died when their plane crashed into the side of a mountain in Pakistan.
Investigators still don't know what caused it.
They say there are no signs that it was bad weather or enemy fire.
Also, in Pakistan, President Pervez Musharraf took aim at terrorism in his own country.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:51:28 - :35]
[IN Q=Pakistan rejects]
[SUPER=01-Pervez Musharraf/Pakistani President;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=forms and manifestations.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Musharraf banned two extremist groups, ordering raids on religious schools and mosques -- and arresting more than 300 militants.
India's goverment says it needs to see more deeds -- and not just words.
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[Main-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC-1:27]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Police say an accident on Main Street in Roanoke last night was caused by excessive speed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

According to police, the driver of this Hyundai was traveling on Brandon Avenue and tried to turn onto Main Street.

It then hit the curb, and flipped over several times. Police say the two people inside fled after the accident, including the driver.
Nobody was injured, and police say charges are pending.
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[Habitat-Store]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC-41:58]
[GRAPHIC=Habitat for Humanity]


When you shop at a new home improvement store in Roanoke, you'll be helping others improve theirs.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Habitat for Humanity recently opened a clearance store on Patterson Avenue in Roanoke.
Money generated from the store will be used to help build homes for needy families.
The store sells new and used building supplies well below retail prices.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:07:14]
[IN Q=The prices are extremely]

((KAREN MASON/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: THE PRICES ARE EXTREMELY LOW HERE. WE'RE USUALLY THIRTY TO FIFTY PERCENT BELOW RETAIL AND WE'VE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF FEEDBACK FROM CUSTOMERS THAT OUR PRICES ARE VERY LOW.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Mason/Habitat For Humanity]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=are very low]
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[VO-NAT]


All the materials on sale have been donated.
Habitat For Humanity hopes to build 12 homes in the Roanoke Valley this year.
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[TAKE FS]
The store is open Tuesday through Saturday from eight to five.
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[Tease#1]



[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning - Planning is one of the most stressful parts of saying "I Do"
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

that's why
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[take live shot ps]
we've invited some of the area' s experts to our studio this morning to give you a little help to make sure your wedding day is perfectly delicious.

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[Lotto]
[Break #1]



[CAKE]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The holidays may be behind us - but for many people, celebration planning is just beginning. That's because Christmas is one of the biggest times of year for engagements - and now is the time when many brides-to-be will looking for ways to make their day the best ever. One important and traditional part of a wedding is the cake - and here with us to talk about that today is Susan Kelly with Kelly and Company.
[SUPER=01-Susan Kelly/Kelly & Co.]

OK - tell me what we have here...
NOW WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST TRENDS IN WEDDING CAKES RIGHT NOW?
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FS -PINNACLES] ((take pictures over them talking!))
(XXXXXXXXX)

HOW DO MOST BRIDES GO ABOUT CHOOSING THE PERFECT CAKE FOR THEIR WEDDING?
HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW BIG A CAKE SHOULD BE?
HOW ABOUT FLAVORS?
WHAT OTHER SPECIAL THINGS CAN YOU DO TO THE CAKE TO MAKE IT SPECIAL?
[anchor=Jacey]

Well, thank you so much for joining us this morning. Everything looks beautiful - and delicious. Coming up in just a little bit on News 7 Saturday Morning, we will show you what is putting the sparkle in some couple's eyes as we check out some bridal jewelry. Don't go away - we'll be right back.

[Enron]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some members of Congress are accusing Enron of misleading employees.
Two month's before the company's collapse, its president told employees business was never better.
The company's stock is now selling for 68 cents a share -- and the savings of thousands of employees and retirees have been wiped out.
Sharyl Attkisson says that even the auditors responsible for watching over Enron may have turned a blind eye to its downfall.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Enron's collapse]
[SUPER=01-Eli Gottesdiener/Enron Employees' Attorney; :38]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Turner/Former SEC Chief Accountant; 1:29]
[SUPER=01-Sharyl Attkisson/Reporting; 1:42]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=S.A.,CBS News, Washington.]

(( Enron's collapse happened under the watchful eye of Arthur Andersen...the auditing firm that was SUPPOSED to ensure Enron's financial statements were accurate. As it turns out, those statements overstated profits for four years and concealed more than a billion dollars in losses and debt.
The law requires public companies like Enron to hire accountants like Andersen to check the books and watch out for shareholders' interests. But critics say the accountants have gotten too cozy with the companies; doubling as "consultants and advisers."

(GRAPHIC/2000)

In 2000, Enron paid Arthur Andersen $25 million in auditing fees... and even more--27 million--for non-auditing services like tax advice and consulting.

(SOT-ELI GOTTESDIENER, ENRON EMPLOYEES' ATTORNEY)

SO YOU HAD ARTHUR ANDERSEN IN A HOPELESSLY CONFLICTED POSITION; THEY'RE IN A DIRECT CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

(wall street pix)

HALF of the revenue for the Big Five accounting firms now comes from consulting. Critics say it's one reason why so many companies slip by with incorrect financial reports that make them look better.

(graphic)

The SEC is investigating Xerox, which recently said three years of earnings statements were incorrect, and fired its auditor KPMG. In the past three years, 233 companies have corrected or revised previously filed earnings. Major accounting firms have failed to flag serious problems at Waste Management, Sunbeam, Rite Aid and Lucent.

(setup)

That's added up to huge losses for shareholders, according to Lynn Turner, who was recently the nation's top accounting regulator.

(SOT-LYNN TURNER, FORMER SEC CHIEF ACCOUNTANT)

TOO MANY CASES I'VE SEEN WHEN I WAS AT THE SEC WHERE THE AUDITORS ACTUALLY TURNED AROUND, IDENTIFIED THE PROBLEM NO QUESTION THAT THEY SAW THE PROBLEM, BUT THEN THEY TURNED AROUND AND STILL GAVE A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH.

(ATTKISSON CLOSE)

AS FOR WHO'S KEEPING THE AUDITORS HONEST...THE ANSWER IS EACH OTHER...THROUGH PEER REVIEWS. THE FIRM OF DELOITTE AND TOUCHE RECENTLY GAVE ARTHUR ANDERSEN A STAMP OF APPROVAL, SAYING ITS AUDITS CAN BE TRUSTED. THAT WAS BEFORE THIS WEEK, WHEN ANDERSEN ADMITTED ITS EMPLOYEES DESTROYED A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THEIR WORK FOR ENRON. SHARYL ATTKISSON, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Stocks]


Investors continue to brace for more fallout from the Enron disaster ... and Alan Greenspan warns that the economy still faces significant risk.
Alexis Christoforous has that and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Investors are]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=AC in NY.]

((INVESTORS ARE AWAITING THE NEXT CHAPTER IN THE ENRON DEBACLE... ON FRIDAY, THE SWISS BANK UBS WARBURG WON THE AUCTION FOR CONTROL OF ENRON'S WHOLESALE TRADING BUSINESS. UBS BEAT OUT CITIGROUP FOR THE UNIT.. THE AMOUNT WAS NOT DISCLOSED, ALTHOUGH DETAILS WILL BE MADE PUBLIC LATER TODAY...AND PRESIDENT BUSH CALLED FOR A FULL INVESTIGATION INTO THE ENRON DISASTER.
WORDS OF CAUTION FROM FED CHIEF ALAN GREENSPAN SOCKED IT TO THE STOCK MARKET
(gr)

THE DOW SLID MORE THAN 80 POINTS AND IS NOW BACK BELOW 10-THOUSAND FOR THE WEEK, IT LOST 1.7 PERCENT.

(gr)

THE NASDAQ GAVE BACK MORE THAN 24 POINTS, OFF NEARLY 2 PERCENT FOR TE WEEK.

(oc)

GREENSPAN TOLD A CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO THAT DESPITE SIGNS OF STABILIZATION, THERE IS STILL "SIGNIFICANT" RISK IN THE ECONOMY. GREENSPAN LEFT THE DOOR OPEN FOR A 12TH INTEREST RATE CUT AT THE FED'S NEXT MEETING.

(gr)

KEEP YOUR EYE ON MICROSOFT ... A JUDGE FRIDAY REJECTED MICROSOFT'S PLAN TO SETTLE CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS BY DONATING A BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF COMPUTERS TO SCHOOLS. THAT MEANS MICROSOFT MUST NOW DEFEND DOZENS OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS ACCUSING IT OF USING ITS WINDOWS MONOPOLY TO OVERCHARGE CUSTOMERS.

(gr)

AND KMART SLID TO A 30 YEAR LOW ON A FRESH ANALYST DOWNGRADE AND CONCERN THAT THE DISCOUNT CHAIN DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH FUNDS TO CARRY OUT A TURNAROUND PLAN.

(oc)

INVESTORS WILL HAVE A FULL PLATE OF ECONOMIC REPORTS TO SIFT THRU THIS WEEK INCLUDING ...DECEMBER RETAIL SALES , HOUSING STARTS, INFLATION AT THE CONSUMER LEVEL AND ANOTHER REPORT ON CONSUMER CONFIDENCE.

(gr)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ... AT THE NASDAQ

(oc)

I'M AC IN NY.))
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[Chyron #7151 ]



[COMM # 3][Jewelry]



[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Wedding cakes may be impressive as well as delicious... but before you get to that point, you have to exchange the rings. And that is why we are talking to Tim Baker, manager at Fink's in Tanglewood Mall today.

[SUPER=01-Tim Baker/Fink's Jewelry]

((Ad lib interview))

[ANCHOR=Marya]


Thanks so much for joining us here today. Coming up a little later on News 7 Saturday Morning, we will show you some of the latest trends in bridal fashions.
Don't go away - News 7 Sunday Morning will be right back.

[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Sun 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 Sunday Morning...... Virginia's new Governor takes the reigns of the Commonwealth ..
(------------)

And one organization is giving you a chance to be a star.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[2-INAUGURATION]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC-02:12]
[GRAPHIC=Warner]


It was a day of celebration in Richmond....,
Democrat Mark Warner recited the oath of office under sunny skies, and called on Virginians to put aside partisan differences.
His speech won favorable reviews from Democrats and Republicans, but Joe Dashiell reports, it also left the audience wanting more.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Governor Jim Gilmore]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=07-Gov. Mark Warner; :36]
[SUPER=@Joe1; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Richmond]


((Governor Jim Gilmore said his goodbyes... the First Lady wiped away tears, as the couple prepared to leave the Executive Mansion one last time.
Mark Warner, his wife Lisa Collis and their three daughters arrived on the South Portico of the State Capitol under blue skies... and watched as Republican Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, [NAT SOUND of KILGORE] and Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine were sworn in... [NAT SOUND OF KAINE]
In his inaugural address, Warner asked Virginians to put aside partisan differences and attack together the difficult financial problems the commonwealth faces.
[SOT]
[IN Q=As Virginians we have been]

((AS VIRGINIANS W HAVE BEEN REVOLUTIONARY WHEN NECESSARY, LOYAL WHEN CALLED AND DETERMINED WHEN THE MISSION IS BEFORE US. MY FELLOW VIRGINIANS IT IS TIME FOR LITTLE REVOLUTION.))
[RUNS= :18]
[OUT Q=time for a little revolution.]


To that end, the Democratic Governor reached out to the Republican leadership of the General Assembly.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Mr. Speaker]

((MR. SPEAKER AND MR. PRESIDENT PRO TEM, ON BEHALF OF ALL VIRGINIANS I EXTEND TO YOU THE HAND OF FRIENDSHIP AND COOPERATION. APPLAUSE))
[RUNS= :20]
[OUT Q=(APPLAUSE).]


And later as he made his way to the mansion with his daughters at his side, Warner said he was ready to get started.
[SOT 13:53:29]
[IN Q=Excited, ]

((EXCITED, HUMBLED, AND READY FOR THE CHALLENGE.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=and ready for the challenge.]


The Governor's speech brought enthusiastic reviews from Democrats and polite praise from Republicans.
But the party comes to an end on Monday, and everyone here is waiting for more details in Mark Warner's State of the Commonwealth Address Monday night.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))[2-Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


U-S special forces are scouring eastern Afghanistan searching for Osama bin Laden's followers and members of the Taliban.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kandahar, Afghanistan;]


Yesterday, Marines sang in memory of their seven colleagues who died when their plane crashed into the side of a mountain in Pakistan.
Investigators still don't know what caused it.
They say there are no signs that it was bad weather or enemy fire.
Also, in Pakistan, President Pervez Musharraf took aim at terrorism in his own country.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:51:28 - :35]
[IN Q=Pakistan rejects]
[SUPER=01-Pervez Musharraf/Pakistani President;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=forms and manifestations.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Musharraf banned two extremist groups, ordering raids on religious schools and mosques -- and arresting more than 300 militants.
India's government says it needs to see more deeds -- and not just words.
(------------)



[Grandin-Fund]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC-4:27]
[GRAPHIC=Grandin Theater]

Whether you are a movie buff, or just like to be entertained on occasion, you have probably noticed there is one less place to check out the latest flick. That's because the Grandin Theatre closed it's doors two months ago.. but Justin McLeod tells us, efforts are underway to see that this big screen lights up once again.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:54:23]
[IN Q=Nat sound of cars driving by]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=@justin1; :36]
[SUPER=01-Ann Trinkle/Grandin Theatre Foundation; :54]
[SUPER=01-Dave Trinkle/Grandin Theatre Foundation; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF CARS DRIVING BY; 16:54:23))
When you drive by the Grandin Theater, you'll see the doors are locked and the box office boarded up.
Two months ago, hard economic times and competition from mega movie plexes forced the Grandin to close.
[SOT 17:06:51]
[IN Q=We miss it greatly]

((BRENDA McDANIEL/NEARBY RESIDENT: WE MISS IT GREATLY AND WE'RE VERY EAGER TO GET RE-OPENED.))
[Runs= 03]
[OUT Q=to get it re-opened]


So is the Grandin Theatre Foundation.
The group needs to raise 1.2 million dollars to purchase and re-open the theater.
In November, Roanoke's city council committed 500-thousand dollars to the project over six years.
But the city's contribution is a dollar to dollar matching grant.
[SOT 17:06:21]
[IN Q=The Grandin Theater Foundation ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE GRANDIN THEATRE FOUNDATION HOPES TO RAISE A HALF MILLION DOLLARS THROUGH THE STAR CAMPAIGN. FOR A THOUSAND DOLLARS, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR NAME ENGRAVED HERE IN THE SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF THE MOVIE THEATER. ITS ROANOKE'S VERSION OF THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=walk of fame]


In less than a week, the group has already sold more than forty stars.
They hope to sell five hundred by the end of February.
[SOT 16:57:07]
[IN Q=You can put your name on it]

((ANN TRINKLE/GRANDIN THEATER FOUNDATION: YOU CAN PUT YOUR NAME ON IT OR YOUR COMPANY'S NAME ON IT OR ANYTHING YOU WANT. THE REALLY NEAT THING IS YOU GET A FREE TICKET EACH MONTH FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=of you life]


But the theater must first re-open.
The foundation has until May to raise the necessary funds.
They hope to have the Grandin renovated and up and running again by late Spring.
[SOT 17:01:05]
[IN Q=You can expect new]

((DAVE TRINKLE/GRANDIN THEATER FOUNDATION: YOU CAN EXPECT NEW SEATS, NEW CARPET, BETTER SOUND EQUIPMENT, BETTER PROJECTION EQUIPMENT. THE EXPERIENCE OF COMING TO THE GRANDIN SHOULD BE AS GOOD AS ANY OF THE NEWER CINEMAS AND MOVIE THEATERS IN TOWN BUT WITH A HISTORIC OLD FEEL TO IT.))
[Runs= 15]
[OUT Q=old feel to it]


Its all in effort to once again make the Grandin a box office draw.

Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Skateboarding has been popular with many people for years...
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

but
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

now a new breed is taking over the skate parks. We'll show you some of this little guys moves a little later on News 7 Sunday 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]

[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sun-AM]
[WRITER=THA]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]


Imagine being able to transform an eight pound piece of glass into a work of art... good enough for a President.

That's what a Rockbridge County man has been doing now for a quarter century. Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=VA Profile]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Natural sound]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Milton Smith/Crystal Engraver; :18]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:40]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Natural Bridge.]

(( ((start with natural sound of the machine))
[runs= :03]

Every artist is unique... but John Milton Smith's talent truly sets him apart. The Rockbridge County artist is one of only 13 crystal engravers in the United States. It's an art form, that takes skill, time and patience.
(///sot////)
[sot 10]
[IN Q= THE PANDA BEAR ]

((THE PANDA BEAR IS 125 HOURS, THE EAGLE IS 125 HOURS, THE VASE HERE IS 40 HOURS WITH THE HUMMING BIRD IN IT.... ))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q= HUMMING BIRD IN IT.]

Smith has been engraving lead crystal for 25 years now, using equipment he built himself.
(///sot////)
[sot 00:12:35]
[in q= When you're doing this]

((WHEN YOU'RE DOING THIS, BOTH OF YOUR HANDS HAVE TO THINK AS ONE, YOU'VE GOT TO BALANCE WITH TWO HANDS AND IT'S A FORM OF ART AND SCULPTURE AT THE SAME TIME.))
[runs= 15]
[OUT Q= AT THIS SAME TIME.]

Smith's style is also all his own... He engraves his 3- D images from the rear of the crystal.
(////SOT////)
[SOT 00:24:07]

((I HAVE AN OUTLINE IN THE DIAMOND SO I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING AND THE IDEA IS NOT TO CROSS THE WHITE LINE.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q= WHITE LINE.]

And, there is no room for error. Some of Smith's pieces sell for thousands.
(////sot/////)
[sot 00:14:16]
[IN Q= WITH THE BIG COMPANIES]

((WITH THE BIG COMPANIES IF THEY HAVE SOMEONE MESS UP, THEY CAN THROW IT INTO THE MELT BAG AND START OVER, I CAN'T, I HAVE TO HIT THE HAMMER AGAINST IT AND SCRAP IT, THAT CAN COST DEARLY.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q= COST DEARLY.]

Smith has never had any formal training-- but his work has attracted attention. He's donated engravings for a benefit involving actress Betty White.... Smith's also engraved crystal for former president, Jimmy Carter.
(///sot////)
[sot 00:14:45]

(( I DID A PIECE FOR THE CAMP DAVID ACCORDS. ))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q= DAVID ACCORDS.]

Smith is also an accomplished painter-- but it's his engraving that will likely leave its mark in stone. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Natural Bridge.))




[Brides-House]


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

Today we have been showing you some of the things that make a wedding perfect. So far you've seen what's hot and what's not in jewlery and cakes - but what about the most important thing... the dress
[SUPER=01-Anita Schmitt/Brides House and Formals]

With us here today to talk about that is Anita Schmitt with Brides House and Formals in Roanoke. NOW - LET'S GET RIGHT TO IT.. WHAT ARE THE TRENDS WE ARE SEEING IN BRIDAL FASHIONS FOR THIS YEAR?
WHEN A TO-BE BRIDE GOES DRESS HUNTING - WHAT SHOULD THEY EXPECT?
HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU HAVE THE PERFECT DRESS?
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THE BRIDES?
AND WHAT ABOUT BRIDESMAIDS? SHOULD THE DRESSES HAVE THE SAME SHAPE?

[Anchor=Jacey]


Thanks for being here this morning and sharing some shopping tips with us! These dresses are beautiful enough to make any bride blush!
And we've been showing you the lastest trends in wedding cakes and dresses because the Roanoke Valley Bridal Showcase takes place next Sunday at the Salem Civic Center from 11am until 5 o'clock pm.
And planning a wedding may feel like an athletic event to the bride and her family... but for those who are into the more traditional type of sports, here's Marya.



[Skating-Chimps]


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

There's a new movie coming out soon that your kids may be going "Ape" over.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

It's called M-V-P-2 - which stands for Most Vertical Primate. And this is Jack - the skateboarding chimpanzee. Jack is on a cross country tour promoting his movie. The story is about a young skateboarder who befriends Jack - but the movie's producer says the real story is that Jack is a natural as skateboarding. (------------) It only took him six weeks to learn!