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[WRITER=jen]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Last minute adjustments in Richmond today as the General Assembly comes to a close...
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And railroad construction triggers a deadly vehicle pile-up in New Mexico. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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[XGR-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC1:45:14]
[GRAPHIC=VA State Capitol]

Today is the final day of the General Assembly session - and it is the final chance for state lawmakers to vote on a budget and to approve a sales tax referendum for roads and schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday, negotiators posed for photographs and signed a budget agreement that should pass without serious trouble.
More controversial is the sales tax proposal, but Governor Warner says it's a step in the right direction.
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[SOT 14:45:55]
[IN Q=While it may not meet]

((WHILE IT MAY NOT MEET ALL OF MY CONCERNS PARTICULARLY ABOUT STATEWIDE EDUCATION, BECAUSE I THINK WE HAVE UNMET NEEDS IN EDUCATION ALL OVER THE COMMONWEALTH, IT DOES ALLOW THE VOTERS OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA TO WEIGH IN ON TRANSPORTATION AND EDUCATION AND DOES RECOGNIZE THE PROBLEM OF DISPARITY.))
[SUPER=@markwarner]
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[OUT Q=the problem of disparity.]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Under the latest proposal, the sales tax referendum would apply only to northern Virginia... but if voters approved the one cent increase... some of the proceeds would be directed to the state's poorest school districts.

[Cultural-Funding]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC18:00]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


It's a mix of good and bad news for museums and other cultural organizations in the area.
On the positive side - The groups will recieve more money than last year, unfortunatly it's still not what many had hoped for.
Justin McLeod breaks down the numbers.
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[SOT 15:54]
[IN Q=Nat sound of girl breathing into machine]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kay Strickland/Virginia Museum of Transportation; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jim Sears/Center in the Square; 1:02]
[SUPER=@justin2; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF GIRL BREATHING INTO MACHINE))
Culutral organizations are breathing a sigh of relief. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF TRAIN GOING BY))
Take Virginia's Museum of Transportation.
Under the proposed state budget, the museum's funding will go from zero to fifty thousand dollars next year.
[SOT 5:57]
[IN Q=We're at zero]

((KAY STRICKLAND/VA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: WE'RE AT ZERO THIS YEAR AND THRILLED THAT OUR LEGISLATORS WERE ABLE TO FIND US SOME APPROPIATION MONEY.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=some apporpation money]


Money that totals more than 700-thousand dollars in funding for museums and other cultural groups here in Western Virginia. [GRAPHIC]
Under the proposed state budget, Center in the Square comes out on top with more than 140-thousand dollars.
The Science Museum of Western Viriginia comes in at nearly a 113-thousand dollars.
And Mill Mountain Zoo as well Explore Park would both receive just under 100-thousand.
All of these organizations are grateful, but some say they still need more money.
After all, it is much less than the 3.2 million dollars allocated two years ago for these organizations.
[SOT 13:01]
[IN Q=A crisis like this ]

((JIM SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE: A CRISIS LIKE THIS TWO OR THREE YEARS IN A ROW IS SOMETHING THAT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO HANDLE.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q= difficult to handle]


Center in the Square is already operating with a 350-thousand dollar deficit.
Officials are considering more cuts in staff, programs, and hours of operation.
Same goes for both the science and transportation museum which has already cut half its staff.
[SOT 6:47]
[IN Q=I can honestly say]

((KAY STRICKLAND/VA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT THE MUSEUM WE HAVE TODAY IS NOT LIKE THE MUSEUM THAT WE HAD A YEAR AGO THIS TIME.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=ago this time]


So at this time, cultural organizations will remain in a holding pattern (SHOT OF RED TRAFFIC LIGHT 5:40) as it attempts to get back on track. (SHOT OF TRAINS)
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

[B'burg-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-02 tc 1:02:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Town of Blacksburg is releasing its budget projections....
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[VO-NAT :15.5]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Town Manager Gary Huff says despite bleak economic conditions through Virginia...the area shows encouraging figures. In the 2003 fiscal plan, all town services will continue, taxes will remain steady and no cost of living adjustment is added.
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[SOT 16:07:37]
[IN Q=typically]

((GARY HUFF/BLACKSBURG TOWN MANAGER; TYPICALLY TOWNS DO NOT RELY ON STATE FUNDING AS MUCH AS CITIES AND COUNTIES AND WHAT HAPPENS EVEN THOUGH THE ECONOMY HAS HAD A DOWNTURN AND YOUR SEEING REDUCTIONS IN THE STATE BUDGET IT HAS SOME IMPACT ON US BUT MUCH LESS IMPACT THAN CITIES AND COUNTIES.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Huff/Blacksburg Town Manager;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=CITIES AND COUNTIES.]
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[VO-NAT]

Some adjustments do include no new town employees, a 15-percent increase in health premiums and a reduction in wages for part-time employees. Budget work sessions begin this month and Huff anticipates the plan being adopted in April.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC36:03]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

A motorcycle accident that killed a Blacksburg man is still under investigation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Officials say David Carl Lotts was traveling on North Fork Road in Montgomery County around 5 o-clock yesterday. His motorcycle and a Dodge pick-up truck collided head-on.
Lotts died at the scene.
The driver of the truck was not hurt. Troopers are still trying figure out the cause, but do NOT believe alcohol or speed were factors.
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[NM-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Five people were killed and 17 were injured in a vehicle pileup in Santa Rose, New Mexico.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santa Rosa, NM]


State Police say the pileup was triggered by smoke and flames from a railroad construction fire that swept across the highway.
14-vehicles were involved in the crash. And officials say it could take days to identify all the bodies. Some were found inside their burning vehicles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... As injuries are adding up-- many are wondering how much more in Afghanistan?
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And Rudy Giuliani is honored for his efforts for freedom...
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Afghanistan]


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


The fighting continues in Eastern Afghanistan. The Pentagon says the number of Americans injured in Operation Anaconda is now up to 50.
Several hundred enemy fighters have been killed but officials say a couple hundred remain in the area.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Snow, high winds, and bitter]
[SUPER=03-Afghanistan; :00]
[SUPER=01-Victoria Clarke/Pentagon Spokeswoman; :21]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense; :44]
[SUPER=01-Ricardo Miranda/10th Mountain Division; :55]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=standard out ]

((SNOW, HIGH WINDS, AND BITTER COLD HAVE NOT STOPPED THE U.S. LED ATTACK AGAINST STEADFAST AL-QAIDA AND TALIBAN FIGHTERS IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN. BUT THE BAD WEATHER HASN'T HELPED EITHER.
ANTICIPATING AN EVEN TOUGHER BATTLE, THE PENTAGON IS NOW BACKING OFF EARLIER PREDICTIONS ... THAT OPERATION ANACONDA COULD WRAP-UP BY THIS WEEKEND.

(SOT: VICTORIA CLARKE/PENTAGON SPOKESWOMAN) - 13:07:17

"We don't think it will take weeks or months, but we're not sure how long it (will) take. What we do know is we're going to lean in, and we're going to lean in very aggresively."

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ON FRIDAY, U.S. WARPLANES DROPPED MORE THAN 70 BOMBS, AND ALLIED FORCES CLASHED WITH MORE AL-QAIDA REBELS. MILITARY OFFICIALS ESTIMATE HUNDREDS OF ENEMY FIGHTERS HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE THE MISSION BEGAN. NO ONE -- HOWEVER -- HAS EXACT NUMBERS.

(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY) - 18:37:13

"I don't do body counts. We tried that in Vietnam and it didn't work."
INJURED AMERICAN SOLDIERS SAY AL-QAIDA FIGHTERS DO HAVE ONE ADVANTAGE.

(SOT: Spc. Ricardo Miranda/10th Mountain Division)

"They know where every crack in that mountain is. They know where every cubby hole, every cave would be."

(NAT)


IN NORTH CAROLINA, A FUNERAL SERVICE WAS HELD FOR CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER, STANLEY HARRIMAN -- THE FIRST SERVICEMAN KILLED IN THE ANACONDA EFFORT.
A CHOKED-UP PRESIDENT BUSH COMFORTED FAMILIES IN FLORIDA ... WHO ALSO LOST LOVED ONES.

(SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH) - 11:41:46

"I know your heart aches, and we ache for you. But your son and your brother died for a noble and just cause."

(STANDUP)

MEANWHILE, OSAMA BIN LADEN'S FOLLOWERS COULD BE READY TO STRIKE NEW TARGETS. U.S. INTELLIGENCE REPORTS REVEAL PLOTS TO ATTACK WESTERN PEACEKEEPERS ... AS WELL AS AFGHANISTAN'S INTERIM GOVERNMENT.
TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON))

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[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


An election rally in (Sur-lawn-ka) Sri Lanka turns deadly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Colombo, Sri Lanka]


At least four people were killed and 20 injured in an explosion at the rally for the United National Party.
The party's candidate was set to address the rally when there was a disturbance. Officials believe the blast was caused by a grenade.
Elections in (Sur-lawn-ka) Sri Lanka are usually violent. Around 70 people have died in the run-up to the parliamentary vote.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC37:00]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

A shooting at a Roanoke restaurant injured a bystander-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police say a confrontation early Friday morning led to gunfire inside Campbell's Place on Loudon Avenue.
Two men seated in a back room were approached by a third man.
He got into a fight with one of the men at the table. When the other one pulled out a gun and opened fire, he fired back.
One round went into a bathroom and hit 21-year-old Tiffany R. Morris in the back.
She's last reported in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC47:27]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


An undercover drug investigation in central Virginia ended with the seizure of an alleged drug dealer's cars, land and property.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Yesterday, Amherst County authorities seized several vehicles, a big- screen t-v and a gun safe from the home of 41- year- old Leonard Dale Hartless.
Authorities say Hartless has had large quantities of cocaine, methamphetamines and marijuana mailed or delivered to his home over the past several years.
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[SOT 12:24:00]
[IN Q=Moving a lot]

((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: MOVING A LOT OF DRUGS.. ..QUITE A BIT.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=quite a bit.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ayers says all the property seized yesterday was bought with illegal drug profits.
Hartless will stand trial on federal drug charges next month.
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[Antiques-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:59:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Undercover cops walked into an antiques shop on Williamson Road at least four times last year and bought crack cocaine.
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[VO-NAT]

Two of the lesser drug dealers- -among five indicted in January- -pled guilty yesterday.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Store owner George Spence is still set for trial. Keith Childress *admitted* he sold crack at "George's Place" to people he'd never met.
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[SOT 1:39:25]
[IN Q=Selling drugs]

((JOHN BROWNLEE/U. S. ATTORNEY; SELLING DRUGS FOR MONEY YOU DO SILLY THINGS, AND THESE GUYS DID IT. THEY SOLD TO AN UNDERCOVER OFFICER. IF YOU'RE IN THAT TRADE, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU'RE SELLING TO.))
[SUPER=01-John Brownlee/U. S. Attorney;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=you're selling to.]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=None]

Childress and James Granville Stokes each face at least five years in prison.

[Election]


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


Zimbabwe is having its first real presidential election in more than two decades this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harare, Zimbabwe]


This is the first time voters have had any serious opposition to President Robert (moo-Gah-bee) Mugabe. He has been in power for the past 22 years. The campaign has been scarred by violence and controversy. The U-S is accusing Mugabe of using intimidation and manipulation to ensure his re-election.
But many voters are angry about the country's economic collapse -- and that could play a big role in making sure he is ousted. Results of the election are expected Monday.
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[Giuliani]


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


Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani recieved a prestigious award last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA]

He was chosen as this years recipient of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award.
The award is given to individuals who contribute to the cause of freedom worldwide. Former first lady Nancy Reagan says Giuliani was the obvious choice for this year's honor. He served 8 years as the mayor of New York City - but it was his response to the September 11th attacks that have given him many recent honors and acclaims.

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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[BOTH MICS HOT] Love lasts through the ages -
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

Coming up in this week's movie review.......
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We'll travel through time to try and save true love -
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]

[Movie-Review]


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MB Monitor -- FS Movie Review
MB Monitor -- Movie Clip
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[SUPER=04-"The Time Machine" - Warner Brothers;]


((Movie Review "The Time Machine" Warner Brothers
"The Time Machine" is a grand adventure. The movie borrows some elements from the earlier film version, but this one has its own charm. Guy Pearce is Alexander Hartdegen, a professor in 1800's New York City who is in love with a young and beautiful woman named Emma. When she is killed, Alex begins to obsess about building a machine that will allow him to travel back in time to try and prevent her death. His inability to do so, frustrates him and he goes on a quest to find out why that should be. After stops in 2030 and in 2037 when the earth is in catastrophe, he wakes up in the year 800,000 in a time when humans have split into two species, one group of peace loving innocents, the Eloi, who live above ground in lantern like baskets draped over cliff faces, and the dreaded Morlocks, beastial and powerful beings who live underground and who prey on the Eloi. Alex is drawn into the Eloi's world by Mara, a lovely teacher who speaks his language. When she is threatened, Alex finds himself facing the master Morlock, played by Jeremy Irons. "The Time Machine" gets a little murky toward the end, but the story is involving and the time travel effects fascinating. It is interesting to see both this one and the 1960 version for their similarities and their differences. They are both good sci-fi adventures. Orlando Jones is very appealing as a photo image that contains all the information from all the books of humanity. Grade B. Rated PG-13 ))
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[SUPER=07-Anna's Grade "B";]



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And if you would like more information on the movies we review here on News 7 Saturday Morning, just go to our website and click on Movie Reviews.
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He calls a hospital his second home ... and loves it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Larry Wray is a greeter for Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Always outfitted in a Stetson hat, he's been welcoming patients and helping them in and out of their cars for 27 years.
Recently, he added the title of lead parking valet, helping the hospital provide free valet parking to patients.
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[SOT 17:30:53 - 17:31:11]
[IN Q=I get hugs]

((LARRY WRAY/HOSPITAL GREETER: I GET HUGS AND KISSES FROM A LOT OF PATIENTS I GET IN AND OUT OF THEIR CARS. AND IT JUST FEELS LIKE A NATURAL... THE WAY I'M HANDLING PEOPLE IN AND OUT OF THE FRONT OF THE DOOR HERE. ))
[SUPER=01-Larry Wray/Hospital Greeter;]
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[OUT Q=the door here.]
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You can get a sample of Wray's curbside manner in this week's Virginia Profile, tomorrow on News-7 Sunday Morning.
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