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

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... The dispute between Virginia's leaders over redistricting could end up in court....
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And Andrea Yates will spend her life behind bars for drowning her five children... We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Yates]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
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Andrea Yates, the mother who drowned her five children in a bathtub, will NOT be put to death.
Yesterday, the jury sentenced her to life behind bars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston]


It took the jury only about 40 minutes to make their decision. But Yates Family says justice was not served because a "sick" person should not be in prison.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We don't belive that 40 years]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Kennedy/Andrea Yates' Brother; :00]
[SUPER=01-Russell Yates/Andrea Yates' Husband; :08]

((We don't believe that 40 years in prison is an alternative to treatment that she needs))
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[SOT]

((Obviously it would have been worse if she had been given the death penalty, but it wouldn't have been that much worse))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=that much worse]
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[VO-NAT]


Yates will be 77- years old before she is eligible for parole. In the meantime her attorneys are expected to appeal the case on evidence regarding her mental illness.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gatesville, TX]


Yates will soon be transported from Houston to a prison in Gatesville.
When she arrives at the facility, she will be booked and undergo extensive psychiatric evaluation as she prepares for life behind bars.
Nearly 11-thousand women are behind bars in the central Texas town. Five female prisons are there - including the maximum security Murray Unit where Yates will most likely serve her time.
Prison officials say Yates will continue to receive the medication she has been taking and that if her psychiatric condition worsens, she could be transferred to another facility.
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[6-Knox]


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When prescription pain killers are re-sold on the streets, the mark up is typically ten times what you'd pay a legitimate pharmacist. For example, a month's supply of OxyContin costs a patient 28-hundred dollars. On the black market it might go for 28-THOUSAND dollars.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That is among]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February; :00]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski; :33]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=all over again.]

((That's among the revelations in the latest court documents released this week in the case of Roanoke pain doctor Cecil Knox. Knox is alleged to have written prescriptions for one patient for 360 pain pills in one 48-hour period. That's a year's supply in two days. The feds allege "Knox prescribes large and often increasing amounts of powerful pain- killer medications to a large number of patients with few if any safeguards..." to determine if patients actually get the drug, whether they use it- -instead of selling it or giving it away- -or whether patients are dependent upon or addicted to the drug. In December federal agents raided a restaurant in Pulaski where the F-B-I suspects OxyContin was being sold. According to the search warrant affidavit, Tom's Drive In is a front for illegal trafficking in prescription medicine.
Court papers indicate the owner of the drive in, Melvin Chrisley, provides the money to his suppliers, "many of whom are Knox's patients." They in turn obtain prescriptions from Knox and other physicians. But patients often cannot afford to fill the entire prescription. Allegedly using Chrisley's "front money," they get the prescription filled. The patient obtains the medication and- -according to the affidavit, the patient repays the loan with pills. The patient might keep only one in ten of the pills. The rest go back to Tom's Drive In where, the prosecutor says, Chrisley sells what's left over and the cycle begins again.))
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Chrisley did not return phone calls to the restaurant yesterday. So far, he has NOT been charged with anything.

[5-Roanoke-Robbery]


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Two men linked to a convenience store murder could be returning to Roanoke next week.
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[VO-NAT]

In a Dodge County, Nebraska court hearing yesterday, 27-year-old Mark Lamont Neamo and 18-year-old Christopher Brian Krug waived extradition. Neamo and Krug were arrested in Omaha on Wednesday. Roanoke City Detectives have been in Nebraska since Thursday, and could bring the pair back to the city as early as Monday.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Month;]

Neamo and Krug are being held on abduction and firearms charges in relation to a convenience store robbery attempt that killed one clerk and wounded another.
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[5-Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=501-08 tc 1:58:18]
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The re-districting dispute between Governor Mark Warner and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore may end up in court, but ultimately the decision may have little impact on the make-up of the General Assembly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner and Kilgore are at odds over the recent ruling that overturned the state's redistricting plan. Warner says he is disappointed with Kilgore's quick decision to appeal, and the Attorney General's refusal to discuss the issue with the Governor.
But even if the district lines are eventually re-drawn, Washington and Lee Political Science Professor Mark Rush says the changes would not necessarily translate into Democratic gains.
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[SOT 16:41:22]
[IN Q=I think in the end]

((MARK RUSH/WASHINGTON & LEE PROFESSOR: I THINK IN THE END WHAT YOU WOULD SEE IS NOT A WHOLE LOT OF CHANGE BETWEEN THE EXISTING DISTRICT LINES AND WHATEVER NEW ONES MIGHT BE DRAWN, BECAUSE IF YOU GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE DIFFERENT PROPOSALS THAT WERE MADE BACK IN THE REDISTRICTING SESSION LAST YEAR, THERE WASN'T A WHOLE LOT OF DIFFERENCE I THINK OUT EAST AMONG THE DIFFERENT PLANS.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Rush/Washington & Lee Politics Professor]
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[OUT Q=among the different plans.]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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The dispute might help Democrats, Rush says, if it gives the Governor more leverage on issues he hopes to advance during the veto session in April.

[5-Area-Code]


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[WRITER=ejo]
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Virginia's newest area code becomes official this morning, and it will affect many people in our region.
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[TAKE Pinnacle FS]
"The Code" is now 276 for Henry, Patrick, Carroll, Wythe and Smyth Counties .. all the way to far southwest Virginia.
The transition to from 540 to 276 in these areas started last fall, but as of today, 540 will no longer work. You must use the new area code to call these counties, and cities within them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... A Lynchburg monument has become stomping ground for some local protestors...
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And retired police officers in New York are taking memories of September 11- th on the road...
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]


[Afghanistan]


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


The fighting in Afghanistan is winding down Operation Anaconda is on its last leg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bagram, Afghanistan]


U-S forces along with help from soldiers from other countries are focusing their search on the mountain caves in Afghanistan.
They are looking for any al-Quaida hideouts.
But Afghan commanders believe many enemy fighters have escaped. Soldiers HAVE found hidden weapons and medical supplies in underground bunkers.
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[6-Protesters]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC42:53]
[GRAPHIC=WAR ON TERRORISM]

America began its war on terrorism about five months ago.. and now the debate over using military action is starting to heat up - especially in Lynchburg. As Steve Smallshaw tells us, both sides have been waging a weekly battle for public opinion.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They've been at it]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jack Payden-Travers/Peace Activist; :12]
[SUPER=01-Phillip Wood/U. S. Marine Corp. Veteran; :33]
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[OUT Q=just won't stop.]

(( They've been at it for months.
Since the U-S began its war on terrorism, peace activists who oppose the military action have been silently protesting in front of Lynchburg's Monument Terrace.
[SOT 19:17:10]

((JACK PAYDEN-TRAVERS/PEACE ACTIVIST: AND WE'RE HERE TO PROTEST THE WASTE OF U-S TAX DOLLARS ON KILLING PEOPLE AS A SOLUTION TO INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS.))
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[OUT Q=international problems.]
[natsot beep and yell 19:23:50]
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On the other side are those who support the war.. their signs are getting more pointed and they're angry about the peace group's choice of location.
[SOT 19:20:49]

((PHILLIP WOOD/USMC VETERAN: THEY SUPPORT THE TROOPS BUT THEY DISAGREE WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM. WHY DON'T THEY DEMONSTRATE AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE? WHY DEMONSTRATE ON SACRED GROUND HERE?))
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[OUT Q=sacred ground here?]


Sacred because of the 272 names on the terrace, one for each Lynchburg soldier who died serving his country.
The anti-war protesters see Monument Terrace as the village green.. where the First Amendment should be respected.
[SOT 19:17:05]

((JACK PAYDEN-TRAVERS: WE'LL BE OUT HERE AS LONG AS OUR TROOPS ARE STATIONED IN AFGHANISTAN AND ARE KILLING PEOPLE IN AFGHANISTAN.))
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[OUT Q=people in Afghanistan.]
[SOT 19:22:05]

((WOOD: WE'LL STAY HERE AS LONG AS WE HAVE TO. THEY DON'T KNOW WHO THEY'RE FOOLING WITH WHEN THEY FOOL WITH THE VETS, I TELL YOU. THERE'S A CAMARADERIE THAT JUST WON'T STOP.))
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[OUT Q=just won't stop.] ))
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[ANCHOR=JOY]
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These dual protests could go on indefinitely..
..both sides already have or plan to get their protest permits extended for the next year.

[Exhibit]


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[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
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Those who want to get a glimpse of the remains of the September 11 attacks will no longer have to go to New York -- a traveling exhibit is making its way around the country.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


Retired Port Authority Police officers are touring the nation to commemorate the attacks on New York City.
They will be traveling in a Winnebago stocked with memorabilia from ground zero including pictures, airplane parts and debris from the World Trade Center.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We realized that one day ground zero will be over]

((We realized that one day Ground Zero will be over. Maybe six weeks, maybe eight weeks, officially it'll be over. We don't want it to ever end. We have a story here for every New Yorker and for every American))
[SUPER=01-Tony Zeole/Retired Port Authority Police Officer]
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[OUT Q=and for every American]
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[VO-NAT]


Georgia is the first scheduled stop with Missouri to follow.
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[Missile-Test]


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An impressive scene lit up the skies over the southwestern part of the country -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vandenberg AFB, CA]


A missle launched from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California was part of a trial for potential "Missile Defense Shield". It's currently being tested by the U-S.
The missile was a dummy warhead that was intercepted over the Pacific Ocean by an anti-missile launched from the Meck Island in the Pacific. Defense officials say this was the most complicated one executed so far and testing will continue through 2006 or 7. The Bush Administration is pushing forward with development of the anti-missile systems, saying the United States needs a defense system to protect the country if a long-range nuclear missile is launched at the U- S.
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[2-Yates]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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It did not take the jury long to make its decision- recommending that Andrea Yates life be spared.
Jennifer Miller has yesterday's verdict and reaction to it, from Houston.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=(nats) the jury returns]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Russell Yates/Andrea Yates' Husband; :17]
[SUPER=01-Joe Owmby/Prosecutor; :32]
[SUPER=01-Wendell Odom/Defense Attorney; :43]
[SUPER=01-Kaylynn Williford/Prosecutor; :58]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Kennedy/Andrea Yates' Brother; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting; 1:19]
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[OUT Q=standard]

(((NAT) "The jury returns the following verdict."
THE SAME JURY THAT WAS QUICK TO CONVICT ANDREA YATES, ALSO SPENT VERY LITTLE TIME DECIDING WHETHER SHE SHOULD LIVE OR DIE.
AFTER ABOUT 40 MINUTES OF DELIBERATIONS, JURORS SENTENCED YATES TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR DROWNING HER CHILDREN.

(SOT: RUSSELL YATES/ANDREA YATES' HUSBAND)

"Obviously it would have been worse if she had been given the death penalty, but it wouldn't have been that much worse."
PROSECUTORS SOFTENED THEIR CALL FOR THE DEATH PENALTY DURING FRIDAY'S CLOSING ARGUMENTS, AND READILY ACCEPTED THE JURY'S DECISION.

(SOT:JOE OWMBY/PROSECUTOR)

"I wanted the jury to reach a correct and just verdict, and that's what they did."
THE DEFENSE CLAIMED THERE WERE REASONS YATES' LIFE SHOULD BE SPAREDN -- MAINLY HER MENTAL ILLNESS.

(SOT: WENDELL ODOM//DEFENSE ATTORNEY)

"This was a difficult defeat for us -- but we -- if anything we at least raised some difficult issues in the mind of the public."
PROSECUTORS INSISTED THE CASE WAS NOT ABOUT SOCIAL ISSUES. IT WAS ABOUT FIVE DEAD CHILDREN.

(SOT//KAYLYNN WILLIFORD/PROSECUTOR)

"None of those children chose to die. They all fought for life. And they should be the focus and remembered appropriately."
BUT THE FAMILY OF ANDREA YATES SAYS THE MEDICAL SYSTEM HAS FAILED HER, AND NOW THE LEGAL SYSTEM HAS TOO.

(SOT: PATRICK KENNEDY/ANDREA YATES' BROTHER)

"We don't believe that 40 years in prison is a alternative to treatment that she needs."

(STANDUP)

YATES WILL NOT BE UP FOR PAROLE UNTIL SHE IS 77-YEARS OLD. IN THE MEANTIME, IT IS EXPECTED HER ATTORNEYS WILL APPEAL THE CASE ON EVIDENCE REGARDING HER MENTAL HEALTH.
JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, HOUSTON.))



[5-Campbell-Fatals]


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State police are still trying to piece together exactly what led to a fatal accident in Campbell County Wednesday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Wednesday Night]


Three people were killed, another fourteen injured when three vans crashed on Route 501 near Naruna.
One van was trying to pass a tractor trailer when it collided with the other two cars.. and authorities say the truck may have been hit as well.
Now they want to find the truck and its driver.
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[SOT 19:49:55]
[IN Q=It's possible]

((ROBERT SHUPE/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: IT'S POSSIBLE DURING THE FOG AND THE CONFUSION THAT THE TRUCK DRIVER MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN THAT HE STRUCK A VEHICLE.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Shupe/Virginia State Police]
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[OUT Q=struck a vehicle.]
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[Truck Description Full Screen]
Police are looking for a truck with a dark green cab and white box trailer.
It would have damage somewhere on the left side.
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[State Police Phone FS]
Anyone with information should call the state police office in Appomattox.
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[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Dinero and Murphy may sound like a dynamic duo for the silver screen - but are they ready for "Showtime"?
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

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

We'll find out how Hollywood's portrayal of reality TV reels - 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]


[Snow-Leopard]


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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE=VA NEWSREEL#4 TC 1:59:52]
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They're cute, cuddly, and definitely the cats meow.
But one of Roanoke Valley's major attractions is having an identity crisis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It's been nearly a year since the Mill Mountain Zoo welcomed two new snow leopards into the world.
Zoo officials say the cubs are growing right on schedule and each have distinct personalities as well as facial features that set them apart.
But one thing is missing, the snow leopards still don't have names.
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[SOT 15:17:35]
[IN Q=We just hope the names]

((DAVE WOOD/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: WE JUST HOPE THE NAMES ARE GOOD NAMES AND NAMES THAT NOT ONLY REFLECT THEIR PERSONALITY BUT ALSO REFLECT THEIR UNIQUENESS FOR THIS AREA. WE WERE ONE OF ONLY A FEW ZOOS IN ALL THE UNITED STATES THAT WERE SELECTED TO BREED THE SNOW LEOPARDS.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Wood/Mill Mountain Zoo]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=the snow leopards]
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[VO-NAT]


The snow leopards will soon have names and you can have a say in it.
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[TAKE PROFILE PROMO FS]
We'll tell you all about it in this week's Virginia Profile on News 7 Sunday morning. (------------)