[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]


Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... The winter weather was more than just a snow day in our region...
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And the anthrax mystery could soon have some answers...
we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Webaddress]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Throughout the morning, we will be showing church cancellations at the bottom of your screen.
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[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS] And for a complete list of closings and cancellations, log onto our website at wdbj7.com.

(XXXXXXXXX)[Winter-Weather]



[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC-4:43]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

The winter weather caused some slippery conditions on roads.. and runways. The Roanoke Regional Airport had numerous delays and cancellations because of the frozen moisture mix. Justin McLeod has more on how our area weathered this latest winter storm.
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[SOT :46:00]
[IN Q=Nat sound on highway]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Charles Lattimer/Motorist; :37]
[SUPER=01-Robert Bengston/Director of Public Works; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Rick Simmons/Air Traveler; 1:14]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:25]


[TAKE AIRPORT FS 1:35 TO END OF PKG!!!!!!!!!!!!]

[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF CARS DRIVING))
The storm arrived here in Roanoke just before daybreak.
Within an hour, more than an inch of snow had covered the roads.
[SOT 56:56; 1:03:41;]
[IN Q=It looks pretty ]

((NOREEN HARTKERN: IT LOOKS PRETTY BUT IT'S BEEN TREACHERIES DRIVING.)) ((BUTCH TURNER: JUST A LOT OF CARS GOING SLOW, A LOT OF THEM GET IN THE HAMMER LANE AND JUST KEEP ROLLING PASS YOU SEE COVER YOU UP WITH SNOW WHEN THEY PASS YOU.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=they pass you]

((NAT SOUND OF V-DOT CREW; 56:19))
V-DOT crews spent most of the morning trying to remove that snow from the highways.
But when you're dealing with a wintry mix, it's almost impossible to keep people from sliding into problems.
(SHOT OF ACCIDENT ON 581)
[SOT 1:01:26]
[IN Q=I saw about]

((CHARLES LATTIMER: I SAW ABOUT A 1/2 DOZEN CARS IN THE DITCHES AND STUFF. EVERYTHING WAS PROBABLY MOVING 30 MILES An HOUR.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=miles a hour]

((NAT SOUND OF ROANOKE CITY TRUCK))
It was also slow going for the 50 or so Roanoke City plows.
By mid-afternoon, some secondary roads still remained covered with snow. (SHOT OF CAR SLIPPING; 1:07:11)
But an even bigger problem arrived when the temperature began to drop.
[SOT 1:06:06]
[IN Q=Ice, obviously snow]

((ROBERT BENGTSON/DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS: ICE, OBVIOUSLY SNOW CAN BE SOMETHING WE CAN WORK THROUGH BUT ICE CAN ALWAYS BE TRICKY.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=always be tricky]

((SHOT OF DEICING PLANE))
The ice and snow also made for a tricky situation at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
By noon, more than half of the flights in and out of here were canceled.
[SOT 59:09; 51:18]
[IN Q=They put on a]

((RICK SIMMONS/AIR PASSENGER: THEY PUT ME ON A DELTA FLIGHT. IT LOOK IT WAS GOING TO GET OUT BEFORE I GOT OFF, IT RE-ROUTED TO ANOTHER TOWN.)) ((DINA STUMP/AIR PASSENGER: WE'VE BEEN SITTING HERE FOR AWHILE AND WE'RE DRIVING TO WASHINGTON TO GET FLIGHTS OUT FROM THERE.))
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Airport officials say]

((JUSTIN MCLEOD/REPORTING: AIRPORT OFFICIALS SAY IT MAY BE SUNDAY BEFORE THERE ARE NO MORE CANCELLATIONS AND DELAYS. YOU ARE URGED TO FIRST CALL YOUR AIRLINE. YOU CAN ALSO CHECK THE AIRPORT'S WEBSITE AT ROANOKEREGIONALAIRPORT.COM . JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))))
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[Shovel-Tips]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC-3:02]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

Many of you probably spent part of your Saturday afternoon shoveling-- only to find snow plows pushing the snow right back in your driveway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

To avoid double work, V-DOT has a few tips that could save you time and patience.
When removing snow from your driveway, it is recommended that you shovel the snow to the RIGHT as you face the road.


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[SOT 9:18:15]
[IN Q=That way when the plows]

((LAURA BULLOCK/V-DOT SPOKESPERSON: THAT WAY WHEN THE PLOWS COME BY THEY'LL TAKE THAT SNOW AND MOVE IT DOWN THE ROAD.
IF YOU SHOVEL THE SNOW TO THE LEFT, THEN WHEN THE PLOW COMES BY ITS GOING TO PUSH IT ALL BACK INTO THE DRIVEWAY AND EVERYBODY WILL BE MAD AT V-DOT. BUT OUR JOB ISN'T CLEARING DRIVEWAYS, ITS CLEARING THE ROADS SO THE CARS CAN GET BY SAFELY.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/V-DOT Spokesperson]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=get by safely]
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[VO-NAT]


V-DOT also asks you not to park your car in the street or in a cul-de-sac.
Instead, they recommend you back into your driveway-- and park near the end of it.
That will make it easier for you to get out ... if the driveway is covered in snow.
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[AEP-Program]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC-3:08]
[GRAPHIC=AEP]

Several homes across the area lost electricity during a power outage caused by the snow storm. Many others, on the other hand, were cranking up the heat in an effort to stay warm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

That could make for a higher electric bill come next month. If you have trouble paying that bill, you can turn to A-E-P's Neighbor to Neighbor Program. It allows A-E-P customers to voluntarily contribute money toward the payment of a low-income customers' winter energy bills.
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[SOT 2:31:25]
[IN Q=You can throw]

((TODD BURNS/AEP SPOKESPERSON: YOU CAN THROW AN EXTRA CHECK WHEN YOU PAY YOUR BILL, JUST ADDRESS IT TO THE NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR PROGRAM. AND THIS MONTH'S BILL INSERT WITH YOUR BILL YOU'LL SEE A REMINDER OF THE NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR PROGRAM. AND IN PARTICULAR, WHEN PEOPLE ARE FACING OR LOOKING AT COLD WEATHER, ITS A GOOD TIME FOR PEOPLE TO THINK OF SOME OF THEIR NEIGHBORS WHO MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PAY THEIR BILLS.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/AEP Spokesman;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=pay their bills]
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[VO-NAT]


Last year, customers in Virginia contributed more than 88-thousand dollars to the program.
A-E-P then matched those funds up to 37-thousand dollars.
To apply for the Neighbor to Neighbor program, you must contact the Department of Social Services.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC-45:00]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

An accident on 2-20 leaves two people injured during the winter mix last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Officials say that two vehicles struck each other traveling northbound on 2-20. The truck went off the road and into a patch of ice and turned over, trapping both passengers. Officials haven't released the names of the people involved. Police say both passengers escaped with minor injuries.
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[Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun a.m.]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Anthrax]

Answers to the anthrax mystery could come as early as next week...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

Federal investigators hope to have a complete genetic sequencing and an approximate age of the anthrax used in last fall's mail attack by the middle of next week. Once that is complete... analysts believe they can pinpoint where the anthrax was sent from... and even those who might have had access to it. They do know that they were contaminated by a particular strain of anthrax... which is used at 12 federal and university laboratories.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They'll be looking for]

((ELISSA HARRIS/FORMER COORDINATOR OF US POLICY ON BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS: THEY'LL BE LOOKING FOR IMMUNIZATION RECORDS , WHO HAS BEEN VACCINATED AGAINST ANTHRAX AND THEREFORE IS IN A POSITION TO WORK WITH IT, TO PUT IT IN ENVELOPES , TO MAIL IT/ WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Elissa Harris/Biological Weapons Expert; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=about thousands of people]
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[VO-NAT]

There are no suspects yet... but investigators say it may turn out to be an American microbiologist. Reward money is expected to double next week to top two-point-five million dollars.
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[Copter-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Helicopter Crash - military]


Two Marines have been killed in a helicopter crash overnight in Afghanistan.
Five others who were on board were badly injured.
A military spokesman says the helicopter was on a resupply mission and made a "hard landing" in high mountain terrain.
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[SOT 5:06:06 - :22]
[IN Q=Cause of the crash]

((LT. JAMES JARVIS/U.S. MARINES SPOKESMAN: ))
[SUPER=01-Lt. James Jarvis/Military Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=in the recovery efforts.]
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=]


The cause of the crash is not known -- but there is no indication that the chopper was shot down.


[USS-Carl-Vinson]


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


After months of worry over the war on terrorism, hundreds of military families are celebrating.
There were happy homecomings in San Diego as the U-S-S Carl Vinson brought some sailors home to their families.
Richard Thompson was on board as the ship came home.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Thompson/Reporting; :33]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=Richard Thompson for CBS News.]




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

[BOTH MICS HOT] He ran one of the biggest child prostitution rings in the country - with many victims from the Roanoke Valley
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

And now
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[VO-NAT]


His time in prison is almost up. We'll take a look back at Tony Leyva's walk from the church to the pen Next on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[ANCHOR=Marya - change from lineup!!!]
[NEWSCAST=Sun-AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=Va Newsreel]
[GRAPHIC=Va. newsreel]


He ran what was at the time considered the largest boy prostitution ring in the country - with many boys from the Roanoke Valley. And after being in prison for the past decade - Tony Leyva could soon be released. Keith Humphry takes a look at Leyva's fall from grace and his path to prison in today's Virginia Newsreel.

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[Leyva-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=Va Profile tc 1:47:17]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profile]


[***ANCHOR TAG****]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Tony Leyva]
[SUPER=04-1988; :00]
[SUPER=01-Freddie Herring/Defendant; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Crandall/Defense Attorney; 1:25]
[RUNS=3:04]
[OUT Q=Standard]

(( Tony Leyva was a self-ordained minister who began touring the country holding revivals when he was only 13-years old.
As his ministry grew, so did his staff. [PRE-PRO OF THE THREE MEN - ALREADY ON TAPE!!] He joined forces with Edward Morris in 1966 and Freddie Herring became a substitute preacher for Leyva in 1970. The three were known for taking in young teenage boys - often runaways - to tour with them - offering the boys lodging, food and money in exchange for sex. Because of the ministers positions in the church, many parents also trusted them and encouraged their sons to travel with the evangelists. That's what happened to this victim - he was one of the first 23 boys who complained to authorities about Leyva. He told News 7 that Leyva used his authority as a pastor to force the boys into sex. [88-45 1:33:41]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He said]
[RUNS=10]

((HE SAID, HE WAS LIKE, THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH IT. IT'S PERFECTLY FINE. IT'S all right. JUST DON'T LET IT HURT YOUR FAITH AND DON'T TELL NO ONE OF THE INCIDENT.))
[OUT Q=of the incident]

Another victim says there were even threats from some of the ministers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ed Morris]
[RUNS= 8]

((ED MORRIS TOLD ME 'WHAT IF SOMETHING WOULD HAPPEN TO YOUR BUS ON THE WAY HOME? WHAT IF IT WERE TO BLOW UP?' AND THAT SCARES PEOPLE.))
[OUT Q=Scares people]

At first, all three evangelists adamantly denied any guilt in the case. [88-45 1:31:59]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I pray for]
[SUPER=01-Freddie Herring/Defendant]
[RUNS= 5]

((AND I PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE ACCUSING US OF THESE LIES THAT ARE BEING TOLD.))
[OUT Q=being told]

But their stories soon changed after learning the extent of evidence that was mounted against them. [88-109 46:20]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think after]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Crandall/Defense Attorney]
[RUNS= 15]

((I THINK AFTER THE DEFENDANTS REALIZED THE VOLUME OF EVIDENCE THAT WAS GOING TO BE EXHIBITED AGAINST THEM, AND THE RIGGERS OF GOING TO TRIAL, THEY THOUGHT IT WAS NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE TO GO AHEAD AND ENTER A PLEA AGREEMENT WHICH WOULD BE FAR BETTER FOR THEIR INTERESTS IN THE LONG RUN.))
[OUT Q=the long run]

After agreeing to a plea agreement and confessing to more than 100 molestation, Leyva said - quote [bring pre-pro from tape 88-109 45:36] 'I FELT GUILTY ABOUT IT AND WONDERED HOW MANY TIMES GOD WOULD FORGIVE ME.' Morris told investigators - quote - 'I AM BISEXUAL AND WILL HAVE SEX WITH ANYONE AT ANY TIME'. Herring denied having a strong attraction to boys - but does admitted having sex with about a dozen teenagers that worked for Leyva. But even after the confessions, some followers still wanted to believe in the preachers. [89-2 51:07]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ye s he's]
[RUNS= 3]

((YES HE IS INNOCENT - YES!!!!!))
[OUT Q=YES!!!!!!]

The judge, however, did not feel any sympathy for the defendants. During sentencing, Judge James Turk called the ministers- quote - 'CON MEN WHO PREYED ON THE WEAK, DOWN AND OUT AND THE UNINTELLIGENT. HE SAID THAT SINCE THEY HAD COMMITTED THEIR CRIMES IN THE NAME OF GOD, THEY HAD BLACKENED THE EYE OF RELIGION.' Victims are also a little less forgiving than the minister's followers. [89-2 52:44]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]
[RUNS= 4]

((I THINK THEY SHOULD CASTRATE HIM, THEM PUT HIM IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR.))
[OUT Q=ELECTRIC CHAIR]

Edward Morris and Freddie Herring each served their time in prison and have since died. Tony Leyva was sentenced to 22 years behind bars. Now 55, Leyva is once again denying the charges - saying he was a political prisoner convicted on false charges the government brought to keep him quiet about C-I-A secrets. And once he gets out he plans to return to the ministry. For Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry. )) [ANCHOR TAG]
[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=VA NEWSREEL]

Leyva's mandatory release date of February third has been pushed back indefinitely - until parole officers feel certain that Leyva has a set goal for his life outside the bars.

[Sports-Complex]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC-33:21]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Covington is hoping the region's economy will get a boost from its new sports complex.
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[VO-NAT - :18]
[SUPER=03-Covington;]

The city is about halfway done building the Jackson River Sports Complex in the city. The site will include 5 softball fields, three soccer fields, as well as tennis and basketball courts. It's all in an effort to provide recreation to the community, and eventually lure a sports tournament to the area.
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[SOT - 38:17]
[IN Q=Taking care of the...]

((ALLEN DRESSEL/COVINGTON RECREATION DIRECTOR; TAKING CARE OF THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF OUR CITIZENS, AND BEING ABLE TO BRING SOME THINGS IN HERE TO IMPROVE REVENUE, IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL, AND ANYTHING BEYOND THAT WOULD BE WONDERFUL AND WE'LL WELCOME IT TO HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Allen Dressel/Covington Recreation Director;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=we'll welcome it to here.]
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[VO-NAT - :12+]

The complex may cost as much as 1-point-5 million dollars when it is completed. Officials expect to have most of the facility done by this fall, with competition beginning in the spring of 2003.
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[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


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

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... The American Taliban soldier will soon face his fate...
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And a hometown clothing store receives national attention...
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[2-Webaddress]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Throughout the morning, we will be showing church cancellations at the bottom of your screen.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS] And for a complete list of closings and cancellations, log onto our website at wdbj7.com.

(XXXXXXXXX)[Hughes]



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


The American who fought as a Taliban soldier will stand trial in the U-S.
John Walker Lindh is charged with conspiracy to kill Americans.
But proving that his intent WAS to kill Americans may be a challenge for prosecutors.
Sandra Hughes has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Linda Deyuang;]
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/Attorney General;]
[SUPER=01-Charles Gittins/Defense Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Hughes/Reporting;]
[RUNS=2:03]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles.]

((The government's decision not to try John Walker for treason will spare him the death penalty but he still faces life in prison on charges of conspiracy to kill Americans. In his home state some are anxious for the trial
POS Linda Deyuang: I THINK HE SHOULD BE TRIED HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE DID
NARR: What he's admitted to doing, on a televised interview, is fighting with the Taliban

CNN VIDEOTAPE natsot: I CAME INTO CONTACT WITH MANY PEOPLE COMMITTED TO

THE TALIBAN
NARR: Proving Walker, who uses his mother's maiden name, wanted to help them kill Americans may be a more difficult challenge for prosecutors who admit their best evidence is Walker himself

(John Ashcroft�Attorney General)
SOT: Ashcroft: OUR COMPLAINT BASED ON WALKER'S OWN WORDS IS VERY CLEAR

TERRORISTS DID NOT COMPEL JOHN WALKER LINDH TO JOIN THEM 122716 JOHN WALKER LINDH CHOOSE TERRORISTS

CNN VIDEOTAPE natsot: my heart became attached to them


NARR: Defense attorneys say the TV interviews aren't as damaging to Walker's case as his decision to speak with FBI agents without an attorney present

SOT: Charles Gittins, Defense Attorney: I THINK PROBABLY MORE IMPORTANT

IS THE STATEMENTS GIVEN TO THE FBI AGENTS WHO ARE GOING TO BE FOCUSED ON HIS CRIMINAL LIABILITY WHEREAS THE TAPE IS KIND OF WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THE COUNTRY
NARR: (graphic) According to the Federal Government Criminal complaint Walker told an FBI agent that...he "underwent a 7 week terrorist training program at Al Queda's Al-Farooq training camp" and that Osama Bin Laden "met personally with him in a small group" (end graphic)

(Stand-up�Sandra Hughes�CBS News)

But defense lawyers say even with these apparently damaging statements, the government still has a lot to prove to make a conspiracy case

SOT: Gittens: IF JOHN WALKER WAS INVOLVED IN FIGHTING THE ANTI-TALIBAN

FORCES THAT'S A DIFFERENT ISSUE THAN FIGHTING THE UNITED STATES IF I WERE HIS DEFENSE COUNSEL THAT IS HOW I WOULD PORTRAY HIS DEFENSE
NARR: If the government has it's way that defense will be heard in the conservative community of Alexandria, Virginia not far from where one of the hijacked planes crashed into the Pentagon. SH CBS NEWS LA.))

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


A helicopter crash overnight in Afghanistan has killed two Marines.
Five others who were on board -- some with serious injuries -- are in the hospital.
A military spokesman says the helicopter was on a resupply mission and made a "hard landing" in high mountain terrain.
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[SOT 5:06:06 - :22]
[IN Q=Cause of the crash]

((LT. JAMES JARVIS/U.S. MARINES SPOKESMAN: ))
[SUPER=01-Lt. James Jarvis/Military Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=in the recovery efforts.]
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=]


The cause of the crash is not known -- but there is no indication that the chopper was shot down.


[2-581-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC-45:00]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Two people were injured last night after an accident on 2-20...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Officials say that two vehicles struck each other travelling northbound on 2-20. The truck went off the road and into a patch of ice and turned over, trapping both passengers. Officials haven't released the names of the people involved. Police say both passengers escaped with minor injuries.
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[Grundy-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC-1:42:20]
[GRAPHIC=ASL Shooting]

Mourning continues for the victims of last week's school shootings in Grundy. Yesterday, hundreds attended a funeral service for Angela Dales.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grundy/Last Week; ]

The 33- year old student was killed in the shooting spree at the Appalachian School of Law. Dales was remembered as a single mom who loved to learn. Two faculty members also died in the shooting. A former law school student is jailed, facing charges of murder and attempted murder.
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[Roanoke-Co]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-09 TC-2:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some national attention for one of the Roanoke Valley's most fashionable stores...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Earlier this month-- the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors recognized Davidson's men's store for a recent achievement. Esquire Magazine recently named Davidson's one of the top 100- retail stores in the United States.
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[SOT 17:18:22]
[IN Q=WE CERTAINLY]
[SUPER=01-Larry Davidson/Davidson's Inc.; :00]

((WE CERTAINLY LOOK FORWARD TO DURING BUSINESS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY FOR ALOT MORE YEARS AND ONCE AGAIN I THINK YOU FOR YOUR RECOGNITION AND YOUR KIN PERSONAL COMMENTS.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=PERSONAL COMMENTS.]
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[VO-NAT]

During the same meeting-- the supervisors thanked Fuzzy Minnix for his work as Chairman of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors last year.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Whoever dubbed them as "Snow Dogs" hadn't met this pack of pups...
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

Still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning.......
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[VO-NAT]

We'll introduce you to some dashing dogs that train to tackle any terrain here in the mountains of Southwest Virginia.
But first if you are traveling by means other than sled today........ [Jacey ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=MARYA]
[NEWSCAST=Sun-AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]


It's the last thing you'd expect to see in Salem.
But a team of sled dogs is training to plow its way through competitions.
And they're learning to "mush" without snow.
In this week's Virginia Profile, I took a spin with Ralph Mitchell and his team of Siberian Huskies.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[TAPE#=VA Profile tc 45:50]
[GRAPHIC=Wipe]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS barking]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Mitchell/Sled Dog Racer; :37]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=the alpha dog.]

((
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[NATS: BARKING 17:02 tape 1] ((NATS: Barking))
[RUNS=: 03]


The barking says it all: These dogs are ready to run.
And Ralph Mitchell is more than willing to lead the way.
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[NATS: BARKING 21:10 tape 1] ((NATS: Barking))
[RUNS=: 02]


It's here in Craig County, where Mitchell and his Siberian Huskies train through the winter.
He harnesses them to the front of his 550-pound four-wheeler.
And they're off...
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[NATS: 26:55 tape 1] ((NATS: ALL RIGHT. WHISTLE))
[RUNS= :02]


...traveling at speeds of up to 20 miles an hour.
In an area that only sees about six days of snow a year, sled dogs are an unusual pasttime.
But, for Mitchell, it's second-nature.
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[SOT 44:35 - :49 tape 1]

((RALPH MITCHELL: I JUST ENJOY BEING OUT WITH YOUR DOGS, BEING OUT IN THE WOODS, BEING OUTSIDE AND SOME MORNINGS, IT'S ALMOST A SPIRITUAL THING. JUST YOU AND YOUR DOGS.))
[RUNS= :14]


Mitchell trains the dogs to run on dirt.
But they race on snow up north with NO trouble, hitched to a 13-pound sled.
They compete ... and often win... in races in New York, New England and Canada.
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[SOT 16:21:04 - :14 tape 2]

((I'M CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO WORLDS. I'M A NOVELTY UP THERE BECAUSE I'M DOWN HERE AND THE SAME THING DOWN HERE BECAUSE I HAVE SLED DOGS. IT'S A NORTHERN SPORT BUT I'M DOWN SOUTH.))
[RUNS= :10]
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[NATS 29:12] ((NATS: DOGS PANTING AFTER RUN... (RALPH PETS THEM).))
[RUNS= :01]


Mitchell, a carpenter by day, started his hobby in 1989, when he bought his first Husky.
One decade later, he has 18 sled dogs.
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[SOT 16:24:41 - :54 tape 2]

((IT WOULD BE CRUEL NOT TO LET THEM DO IT. THEY ENJOY IT. THEY LIKE TO GO.))
[RUNS= :07]
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[NATS 30:07 OR 30:30] ((NATS: DOGS LAPPING WATER.))
[RUNS= :02]


To Mitchell, each dog is a child with a distinct personality.
And he's more than just their master.
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[SOT 16:30:01 - :03 tape 2]

[COVER WITH SHOT OF DOG KISSING HIM ... 35:48] ))((I'M THE ALPHA DOG.))