[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

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


[roll cold out of the open]


[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... The U-S says Yassar Arafat needs to help eliminate terror or ties could be broken...
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And a hunt for a lost treasure may be solved in Bedford... We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Arafat]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=President Bush]


The White House is putting pressure on Yasser Arafat to do more to curb terror -- or risk serving ties with the U-S.

A senior administration official says tough sanctions are under consideration, including suspending diplomatic contact.
An Arafat advisor is warning the U-S that cutting ties with the Palestinian Authority would "cause an earthquake." [

Enron]


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


Enron souvenirs are now hot selling items on eBay. The on-line auction site has been jammed with thousands of memorabilia-- and buyers are paying big money.
But the latest twist in the Enron saga involves the apparent suicide of a former Enron executive.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=in this suburb of houston ]
[SUPER=03-Sugar Land, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Truman Body/Sugar Land Police Department; :13]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q= Teri Okita,CBS News, Washington.]

((IN THIS SUBURB OF HOUSTON NEAR WHERE FORMER ENRON EXECUTIVE, CLIFF BAXTER LIVED POLICE FOUND THE 43-YEAR-OLD ON THIS ROAD DEAD IN HIS MERCEDES A REVOLVER NEARBY.

(Super: Sgt. Truman Body/Sugar Land Police)
(13:35:40) On this date at 2:23 a-m, Sugar Land police discovered John

C. Baxter, located inside his vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. At this time, there has been a suicide note located. (:12)
TRACK: POLICE WILL NOT COMMENT ON THE NOTE. BAXTER RESIGNED FROM ENRON LAST SPRING AFTER COLLEGUES SAY HE CHALLENGED THE COMPANY'S QUESTIONABLE FINANCIAL PRACTICES. ONE CO-WORKER, SHERRON WATKINS, EVEN BACKED HIM IN A LETTER CRITICIZING ENRON. SHE WROTE:
GRAPHIC: CLIFF BAXTER COMPLAINED MIGHTILY TO (THE THEN C-E-O JEFF) SKILLING AND ALL WHO WOULD LISTEN ABOUT THE INAPPROPRIATENESS OF OUR TRANSACTIONS.
TRACK: BAXTER SPENT A DECADE WITH THE COMPANY AND, AS NEWS OF HIS DEATH SPREAD, ENRON RELEASED THIS STATEMENT:
GRAPHIC: WE ARE DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE TRAGIC LOSS OF OUR FRIEND AND COLLEGUE.
TRACK: BAXTER WAS ONE OF 29-FORMER AND CURRENT ENRON EXECUTIVES AND BOARDMEMBERS NAMED AS DEFENDANTS IN A FEDERAL LAWSUIT. IT ACCUSES THEM OF KNOWINGLY SELLING THEIR STOCK IN THE COMPANY JUST BEFORE IT WENT BANKRUPT.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: The suit claims Baxter sold his shares for a 35-million dollar profit. At this point, its unclear if Baxter would have been called to testify during Congressional hearings on Enrons collapse. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))



[Transkrit]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC13:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One company's demise is two others gain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


The old Tran-skrit building in Roanoke will soon be home to two different companies.
The Economic Development Partnership would not say which companies are moving in, but did say they decided to take the space and create up to 120 new jobs.
The state-of-the-art label making facility closed in April after its parent company filed for bankruptcy.
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[Celebration]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:02:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A merger in Bath County is being labeled the 'local deal of the century'.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bath Co.]


That's because when they join-- Virginia Hot Springs Company and Celebration Incorporated plan to develop three thousand acres around the Homestead Resort.
The bottom of Warm Springs Mountain would become a mix of small-acre farms, vacation homes, and small businesses.
Nine thousand acres of the top would be sold to the Nature Conservancy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We need more]

((GARY ROSENBURG/HOMESTEAD RESORT; WE NEED MORE RESTAURANTS, RETAIL, RESIDENTIAL DOWNTOWN. WE NEED A LITTLE DOWNTOWN WITH LIGHT ON AT NIGHT, APARTMENTS ABOVE STOREFRONTS, THOSE SORT OF THINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Rosenburg/Homestead Resort]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=sort of things.]
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[VO-NAT]


The deal is expected to go through at the end of February, when shareholders vote on the merger.
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[D'ville-Death]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Police say a man in Pittsylvania County was killed early this morning. 53- year- old William Junior Womack of Danville was struck by a car on Route 7-29 around 12:30. According to Police, he was sitting in the middle of the road. Womack was pronounced dead at the scene.

[Beale-Treasure]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC56:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]

For more than a century, people have been searching for buried treasure in Bedford County. While many say the Beale Treasure is a hoax...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Home Video]

This man say he's found it, using a painstaking deciphering process based on an obscure 1819 treaty with Spain.
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

Joe Duran would not let us take his picture, but he says the clues he found using the treaty were confirmed by the discovery of an unusual pattern of rocks that form the letter "J."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:57]
[IN Q=When we approached it]

((WHEN WE APPROACHED IT, EVERYTHING CAME TOGETHER. AND THEN SEEING THOSE ROCKS IN FORMATION BEING THERE WAS GREAT.))
[SUPER=01-Nona Duran/Treasure Hunter's Daughter]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=rocks in formation being there was great.]
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[VO-NAT]

Duran and Albert Atwell figure the treasure is buried 12 to 15 feet underground. The depth of the dig, the fact that it's on federal property and all the rocks lead Atwell and Duran to estimate it would cost as much as 50-thousand dollars to dig it up. But then the silver and gold could be worth 14-million dollars... IF in fact, it's there.
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[Health-Open]


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


In this weeks Focus on Health, we'll tell you how determine if you're an emotional eater.
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[start animation]
[runs=04]


[end animation][Focus-Health]


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

[JOY ONE SHOT]
If you are overweight you are at risk for a condition known as Syndrome X or metabolic syndrome. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
Here to tell us more about the condition is Dr.Linda Brunson with Lewis-Gale Clinic.
[SUPER=01-Dr. Linda Brunson/Lewis-Gale Clinic]


1-WHAT IS SYNDROME X
2-WHAT CAUSES IT
3-WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT
4-WHY AMERICANS ARE SO FAT



(+++++++++)

[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.
(++++++++++)


Don't go away - News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.

[STRAIGHT TO BREAK]

[Girl-Scouts]


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


It's that tasty time of year again... that's right, Girl Scout cookies are on sale once again. And to help us decide what to order are several members of Brownie troop 3105 from Roanoke along with their leaders - Heather Froeschel and Carissa Mendez.
[SUPER=01-Heather Froeschel/Troop 3105 Leader]
[SUPER=01-Carissa Mendez/Troop 3105 Leader]

Welcome ladies. I KNOW I - ALONG WITH MOST OF MY CO-WORKERS - LOVE COOKIE SEASON.. ARE YOU ALL EXCITED ABOUT THE DRIVE?
WHAT DOES THE MONEY YOU RAISE GO TO?
HOW MUCH DOES YOUR TROOP GET?
WHAT BENEFITS ARE THERE FOR THE GIRLS WHEN THEY SELL?
IS IT DANGEROUS FOR THE GIRLS TO GO DOOR-TO-DOOR IN THIS DAY AND AGE?
[TO BROWNIES!] NOW WHAT KIND OF COOKIES DO YOU THINK I SHOULD GET? WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITES? [LEADERS] WHERE DO THE COOKIES COME FROM - WHO MAKES THEM?
NOW, IF YOU DON'T KNOW A GIRL SCOUT AND WANT SOME COOKIES, HOW CAN YOU GET SOME?
HOW LONG WILL THE COOKIE DRIVE BE GOING ON?


[anchor=jacey]
[SUPER=16-387-0493/Girl Scouts of America]
[SUPER=16-1-800-542-5905/Girl Scouts of America]

And if you would like more information on the Girl Scouts of America, you can call the number on the bottom of your screen .. that is 987-0493 in the Roanoke Area or you can call toll free at 1-800-542-5905. Now, don't go away.. we still have much more News 7 Saturday Morning to come.. [Tour-Tease]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=Weekend Diner]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[WIPE INTO HOME TOUR TEASE]

(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 3:04-15]

ERNIE AND I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU TO ERSA HALL. WE'VE ONLY BEEN HERE IN BUCHANAN FOR ABOUT FIVE MONTHS BUT WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE TOUR. STAY TUNED TO NEWS SEVEN SATURDAY MORNING.
[IN Q=Ernie and I]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=Saturday Morning.]



[COMM #3]

[go straight to commercial]


[Home-Tours]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=Home Tours tc 1:07:14]
[GRAPHIC=Home Tours]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Building a house from scratch while running a thriving business is a feat in itself... so it's no wonder it took the Hutchens more than five years to complete their fantasy home.
With more than five thousand square feet of house to cover... this week's home tour may wear you out... here is Ersa Hall.
[SPONSOR- TIMBERTRUSS]

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=With 25 sprawling...]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-Ernie Hutchens; :10]
[SUPER=07-Sandy Hutchens; :26]
[RUNS=3:02]
[OUT Q=I took a while]

(( With 25 sprawling acres of land and a penchant for plantation life... Ernie and Sandy had their work cut out for them building and decorating Ersa Hall... but first they had to have a name.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:25-35 (Ernie)]

I JUST SAID WE'VE GOT TO COME UP WITH A NAME AND SHE ACTUALLY CAME UP WITH THE NAME AND I REALLY LIKED IT. ERSA HALL, FOR ERNIE AND SANDY.
[IN Q=I just said]
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=Ernie and Sandy.]


Ersa Hall is a throwback to the plantation style homes of the Civil War era mixed in with some personal flair.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:11-32 (Sandy)]

WE WANTED A LITTLE FEEL OF THE OLD SOUTH AND A LITTLE BIT OF VICTORIAN AND A LITTLE BIT OF COMBINATION OF THINGS BUT WE JUST WANTED WHAT WE WANTED. IT WASN'T GOING TO BE ANYTHING SPECIFIC, I DID NOT HAVE AN INTERIOR DECORATOR. WE JUST WENT WITH WHAT WE LIKED AND WHAT FELT LOOKED GOOD AND WHAT WAS GOOD FOR US.
[IN Q=We wanted a]
[RUNS= 21]
[OUT Q=good for us.]


According to Ernie "US" meant 95 percent input from Sandy and 5 percent from Ernie himself.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:17-29 (Ernie)]

GREEN IS MY FAVORITE COLOR, A DARK GREEN, AND I WANTED SOMETHING WITH THAT SO THE STUDY ENDED UP THAT WAY. THAT'S BASICALLY IT, AND THEN SHE CHOSE EVERYTHING FROM THAT POINT ON.
[IN Q=Green is my favorite]
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=that point on.]


But Sandy had her fair share of headaches when it came to decision making.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:07-15 (Sandy)]

I LOOKED AT WALLPAPER DAYS THAT I THOUGHT I WAS GETTING NAUSEATED BECAUSE I LOVE WALLPAPER BUT I REALLY WAS TRYING TO GET THINGS TO BLEND.
[IN Q=I looked at]
[RUNS =08]
[OUT Q=things to blend.]


Blending wallpaper and cherry wood often turned expensive.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:33-45 (Ernie)]

WHEN THIS HOUSE STARTED WE SET A CERTAIN FEE THAT WE WERE NOT GOING TO GO OVER AND WE WENT TWO AND A HALF TIMES WHAT WE SAID (laughing). I'VE GOT GOOD TASTE WHAT CAN I SAY.
[IN Q=When this house]
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=what can I say.]


Sandy's taste and style really shines upstairs in the bedrooms.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:23-53 (Sandy only)]

I WANTED EACH ROOM TO HAVE IT'S OWN THEME AND I WANTED TO PICK UP A LITTLE BIT OF THE VICTORIAN PART SO THAT'S HOW I GOT THE LADIES ROOM THAT HAS THE VICTORIAN STYLE TO IT WITH THE OLD MANNEQUIN AND THINGS LIKE THAT AND THEN THE LITTLE GIRLS ROOM, OF COURSE I'VE GOT GRANDDAUGHTERS SO I WANTED SOMETHING FOR THEM SO I KIND OF WENT WITH THAT THEME FOR THE LITTLE GIRLS ROOM AND THEN I THOUGHT, OKAY WELL I'VE GOT TO GIVE THE MEN SOMETHING SO I GAVE THEM THE GOLF ROOM.
[IN Q=I wanted each]
[RUNS= 30]
[OUT Q=the golf room.]


Outside of the theme rooms... hobbies can be seen throughout the cozy home.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :54-1:06 (Sandy)]

MY HUSBAND LOVES THE CIVIL WAR AND HISTORY IN GENERAL AND I LOVE COLLECTING DOLLS, AND THAT KIND OF COMES BACK TO THE CIVIL WAR ERA BECAUSE I LIKE GONE WITH THE WIND.
[IN Q=My husband loves]
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=with the wind.]


Years of building...designing... moving and even collecting hasn't stopped this married couple...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:56-20:22 (Sandy & Ernie)]

THEY ALWAYS SAY WHEN YOU BUILD A HOUSE, YOU EITHER END UP DIVORCING OR IT BRINGS YOU CLOSER AND I THINK ACTUALLY IT BROUGHT US CLOSER BECAUSE WE DO HAVE SIMILAR TASTES AND WE BOTH WANTED A LOT OF THE SAME THINGS SO WE WERE ABLE TO WORK... THAT'S NOT TRUE I JUST LEARNED TO SHUT UP. (laughing) THAT'S RIGHT, FINALLY! IT TOOK AWHILE!
[IN Q=They always say]
[RUNS= 26]
[OUT Q=it took awhile!]))
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[ANCHOR=Jacey]

[Take FS Chyron]
If you think YOUR home would make for an interesting Home Tour - drop me a not via e-mail to jbirch@wdbj7.com or call me at 985-3615. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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[STRAIGHT TO BREAK]





[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...... A cross burning case fires up Virginia's Attorney General...
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And a bus driver accussed of kidnapping several school children appears in court.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[2-Arafat]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=President Bush]


The White House is considering cutting ties with Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority.
President Bush says Arafat needs to do more to Curb terror. He says he is disappointed in Arafat's alleged involvement in a weapons smuggling plot.
A senior administration official says tough sanctions are under consideration, including suspending diplomatic contact.
An Arafat advisor is warning the U-S that cutting ties with the Palestinian authority would "cause an earthquake."

[Hockey-Dad]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Massachusetts hockey dad charged with beating another parent to death will spend six to ten years behind bars.


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[vo-nat 16]
[Super=03-Cambridge, MA;]


Thomas Junta was sentenced yesterday for death of Michael Costin.
Costin died after Junta beat him after their children's hockey practice.
Junta had asked to be put on supervised probation. But the judge was swayed by eye witness accounts.
Even Costin's children took the stand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:20:44]
[IN Q=]

((MICHAEL COSTIN JR./VICTIM'S SON; I SAW THOMAS JUNTA BEAT MY DAD FOR THE REST OF THAT DAY MY HEART WAS IN MY THROAT.)) [BUTT TO 14:10:27] ((BRENDON COSTIN/VICTIM'S SON; NO ONLY IN MY DREAMS CAN I HEAR HIS VOICE FOR DADDY IS ONE I LOVED SO DEARLY IT'S JUST A SHAME HE HAD TO LEAVE THIS EARTH LIKE HE DID.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Costin, Jr./Victim's Son;]
[SUPER=01-Brendon Costin/Victim's Son;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=EARTH LIKE HE DID.]
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[V0-NAT]
The Judge was able to consider Junta's troubled past.... including the case in 1991 when his wife obtained a restraining order. She says Junta beat her in front of their children.
During sentencing the Judge said he considered giving the defendant a harsher punishment.... but decided not to.


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[Racial-Profiling]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC1:30:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A new study says racial profiling isn't a problem in Virginia.. but law enforcement officials say that doesn't mean it never happens.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


State police superintendent Gerald Massengill told a legislative committee his department has received 63 racial discrimination complaints since 1997.. and none of them were ever substantiated.
He acknowledges, however, that it's impossible to account for the actions of every police officer in the state.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:48:51//11:44:46]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((COL. GERALD MASSENGILL/STATE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT: I DON'T THINK ANYONE THAT'S RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING A POLICE DEPARTMENT, BE IT A SUPERINTENDENT, BE IT A CHIEF OR BE IT A SHERIFF, CAN KNOW WHAT'S IN THE HEARTS OF EACH INDIVIDUAL OFFICER.)) ((DEL. KENNETH MELVIN/D- PORTSMOUTH: I DON'T THINK IT'S ANY SECRET THAT WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE MINORITY COMMUNITY THIS IS A REAL AND SERIOUS PROBLEM. IT'S ALSO A PROBLEM THAT'S UNDER-REPORTED BECAUSE IT'S BEEN GOING ON SO LONG,THERE'S A CERTAIN ELEMENT IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT BELIEVES THIS IS THE WAY THINGS ARE DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Gerald Massengill/Virginia State Police Superintendent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Kenneth Melvin/(D) Portsmouth; :14]
[RUNS=29]
[OUT Q=the way things are done.]
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[VO-NAT]


Delegate Melvin is sponsoring a bill that would require more diversity training for new police officers.. it has the support of the law enforcement community.
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[Cross-Burning]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=501-01 1:48:08]
[GRAPHIC=Cross Burning]

Virginia's Attorney General is appealing a decision made by the STATE Supreme Court in a cross burning case to the U-S Supreme Court.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ebensburg, PA/May 1992;]


Attorney General Jerry Kilgore is asking the high court to take up the case involving Barry Elton Black.
Black was convicted of burning a cross during a Ku Klux Klan rally in Carroll County in 1998.
The state Supreme Court overturned his conviction last year, saying the law violates a person's freedom of speech.
Kilgore is now appealing that decision.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:02:33]
[IN Q=The Virginia]

((JERRY KILGORE/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT DECIDED THAT THE VIRGINIA LAW ON CROSS BURNING WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. WE DISAGREE WITH THAT. WE BELIEVE THAT THE LAW IS VERY CLEAR, THAT IT BANS THOSE FROM BURNING CROSSES FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF INTIMIDATING ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL.))
[SUPER=@Kilgore]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=intimidating another individual.]
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[VO-NAT]


The U-S Supreme Court will decide later this year whether to hear the appeal.
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[Norfolk-Bibles]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Although he meant no offense, Norfolk's Fire Chief is catching some heat over his decision to allow Bibles in the city's fire stations.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk]


Chief Dennis Rubin says the Norfolk Gideons sought permission from him to place the Bibles in the stations earlier this week.
Some people in the department objected to the Bibles and questioned why only one faith had been represented.
Still, others liked the idea.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:23:57]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((JOHN MERRITT/NORFOLK FIREFIGHTER; I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF SITUATIONS WHERE WE NEED IT, AND YOU KNOW, IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THAT. ))
[SUPER=01-John Merritt/Norfolk Firefighter]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=have something like that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Chief Rubin says the Bibles will be removed.
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[Bus-Driver]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The bus driver accused of taking 13 school children on trip instead of dropping them of at school was in court yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Court Artist: William Hennessey, Jr.]


At the hearing in Maryland, Otto Nuss said he was not "totally involved" in the incident and believes he was set up.
He was appointed an attorney and agreed to be transferred to Pennsylvania.
[SUPER=03-Prince Georges Co., MD/Thursday]


Nuss was arrested Thursday when he drove a bus carrying children more than 100 miles from their school with a gun behind his seat.
He said he wanted to take the children on a field trip to Washington D-C.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=He apparently has]

((DANIEL STILLER/PUBLIC DEFENDER: HE APPARENTLY HAS A MEDICAL CONDITION INVOLVING HIS PROSTATE. HE WAS UNABLE TO TAKE THE MEDICATION HE REQUIRES AND HE DIDN'T FEEL THAT LOCAL MEDICAL PERSONNEL TENDED TO HIS NEEDS TO HIS SATISFACTION.))
[SUPER=01-Daniel Stiller/Public Defender;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=to his satisfaction]
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[VO-NAT]


Nuss has been ordered to have a psychiatric evaluation and has been jailed until a hearing next week.
He faces federal kidnapping charges.
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[Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC19:49]
[GRAPHIC=Henry School Consol.]

Henry County's four high schools have been competing for the final spot in next year's consolidation plan to downsize to two schools. But last night... all was forgotten as some rivalries and bragging rights were challenged. Richard Lesko went to see what was at stake.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Betsy Mattox/Transition Team Leader; :32]
[SUPER=01-Frank Scott/Laurel Park Head Coach; 1:15]
[SUPER=@Richard2; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=RL, N7, Henry Co.]

(( Students and fans of Basset and Fieldale-Collinsville High Schools sat on the opposite side of the Bengal's home court, but if a controversial reconfiguration plan goes ahead, they'll be sitting side by side in Bassett next year. The same goes for Laurel Park and Magna Vista, opponants on the court this night, but potential teammates next year, when Laurel Park students travel to Magna Vista. Efforts have already been taken to make the transition a smooth one, but some students have their doubts.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 16:54:32]
[INQ=There seems to be]
[RUNS= 10]
[OUTQ=the community reflects that too.]

Students, teachers and parents from Henry County will start working next week on school colors, nicknames, and mascots.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 16:55:09]
[INQ=Alot of the young people...]
[RUNS= 12]
[OUTQ=anxious to do it.]

While plans to reconfigure the Henry County School system next year were on some people's minds, the result of a pivotal Piedmont conference game was the focus of the players and coaches.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 3:36:30]
[INQ= The uncertainty of what's]
[RUNS= 15]
[OUTQ=what's a reality's a reality.]

And despite facing each other for what could be the last season, Henry County School officials hope that the students and players will have plenty to cheer for next year. Richard Lesko, News 7, Henry County.))

[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] It's like the X-Files...only it's supposed to be NON-Fiction
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

Coming up on News 7 Satruday Morning
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

We'll take a look into a movie that tries to take your sense of reason out of this world.
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[Olympic-Cop]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. Morning]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=VA Profile]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Martinsville man is following his Olympic dreams.
But you won't see him on a sled, ski's, or even skates.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Instead, Robert Fincher will be carrying a gun and badge.
Fincher is currently an officer with the Martinsville Police Department.
In less than two weeks, he'll be taking on a new assignment in Salt Lake City.
Fincher will be just one of 500 local officers chosen from across the country to help with security at the winter games.
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((SGT. ROBERT FINCHER/MARTINSVILLE POLICE DEPT.: I'VE ALWAYS LOVED THE OLYMPICS. AND I THOUGHT THIS WAS ONE WAY TO GO AND TO TAKE PART IN IT, TO HELP OUT, TO ASSIST AND REPRESENT OUR COUNTRY AND MY CITY THERE IN THE OLYMPICS.))
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Fincher had to pay for his plane ticket and will volunteer his time in Salt Lake.
And like any good athlete, you must first go through a lot of training before you head to the Olympics.
We'll have more on that in this week's Virginia Profile tomorrow morning on News 7.
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And we have a special 'treat' for you.. EVERY week in the month of February Brent Watts will be joining us for a special Local Celebrity Weekend Diner. It begins next Saturday with Charles Cullen, the host of the popular cable program "Chicken Chat." Here's a preview.


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