[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Jacey1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Hundreds of new jobs could be coming to Henry County...
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And a Danville school is back in session after a small fire closed the building earlier this week... We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Henry-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC19:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been nearly a month since the Henry County administrator was accused of stealing several hundred thousand dollars from the county's water authority.
Since that time, the county has been working to keep economic development on track.
And as Justin Mcleod discovered county leaders say, so far so good.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry Co. Spokesperson; :34]
[SUPER=@justin1; :]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry County]

((((NAT SOUND OF WORK IN TREASURER'S OFFICE))
Take a walk into the Henry County administration building and you'll see it's business as usual.
[SOT 15:13:22]
[IN Q=We had to get back]

((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. SPOKESPERSON: WE HAD TO GET BACK TO BUSINESS AS SOON AS WE COULD BECAUSE BUSINESS WAS WAITING FOR US.)) [Runs:04]
[OUT Q=waiting for us]


It hasn't been easy.
Four weeks ago, county administrator Sid Clower was indicted for allegedly embezzling county funds.
Within days, the Board of Supervisors suspended Clower without pay.
This could not have come at worse time for Henry County whose economy has especially been hit hard by recent lay-offs.
County leaders feared the scandal would only hurt rather than help economic development.
[SOT 15:09:12]
[IN Q=Before we could]

((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. SPOKESPERSON: BEFORE WE COULD PICK UP THE PHONE REPRESENTATIVES OF THESE COMPANIES CALLED US, CALLED OUR OFFICE OF COMMERCE AND SAID WE HEARD YOU'RE GOING THROUGH SOME TOUGH TIMES, DON'T THINK THAT'S AN INDICATION THAT WE DON'T WANT TO COME, WE'RE STILL INTERESTED, YOU CAN STILL PROVIDE WHAT WE WANT.)) [Runs:11]
[OUT Q=what we want]


And it appears they may come.
More than a 1/2 dozen companies have shown interest in locating to the area.
In fact, the county expects to make two major announcements within the next several weeks, one that could bring hundreds of jobs to the area.
[SOT 15:10:03]
[IN Q=Both companies have indicated]

((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. SPOKESPERSON: BOTH COMPANIES HAVE INDICATED THEY'RE VERY CLOSE TO MAKING A DECISION AND WE FEEL LIKE WE ARE IN THEIR FINAL GROUP AND WE FEEL PRETTY GOOD ABOUT OUR CHANCES.)) [Runs:07]
[OUT Q=about our chances]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Here's what we do]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: HERE'S WHAT WE DO KNOW ABOUT THOSE TWO COMPANIES. THEY COULD LOCATE HERE TO THE PATRIOT BUSINESS CENTER....JUSTIN MCLEOD, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY.))
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry County]))




[School-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC1:30:59]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Life is getting back to normal after a fire earlier this week at a Danville school.
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[VO-NAT - :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]

Fire broke out in the gymnasium and auditorium at the Opportunity School Monday morning... Fire damage was minimal, but lingering smoke closed the school for three days. Classes resumed on Thursday, and school officials say everybody has chipped in to help.
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[SOT - 57:46]
[IN Q=The community has been...]

((SAMUEL MASSIE/OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL; THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE AND OF COURSE, EVERY DAY WE HAVE COMMUNITY PEOPLE COMING IN, OFFERING THEIR SERVICES. WE EVEN HAD SOME COME IN TO LEND A HELPING HAND IN THE CLEANING PROCESS. SO THEY ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE, AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Samuel Massie/Opportunity School Principal;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=and will continue to do that.]
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[VO-NAT - :10+]

More than 150 students attend The Opportunity School. Police investigators think someone may have set the blaze in a cardboard box Monday morning. The investigation is continuing.
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[RU-Dining]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC39:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


With major cuts in state funding...Radford University is looking to save money by privatizing its food services.


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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Officials say the Chart-wells company will start running it July First. The change generates food revenue for the university. A 5-year contract guarantees Radford 2- and-a-half million dollars each year.... more than what the school produced. Part of the deal also has Chart-wells putting over 2-million dollars into renovations.
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[SOT 3:17:46 // 3:11:59]
[IN Q=the biggest change ]

((BEN SOUTHARD/RU EXECUTIVE CHEF; THE BIGGEST CHANGES ARE GOING TO BE IN DALTON HALL, DALTON HALL IS A KIND OF A 1960'S CAFETERIA BUILT IT 1990. THE STYLE OF FOOD WERE ABLE TO PUT OUT IN THAT ENVIRONMENT ISN'T WHAT IS REALLY NEEDED NOW.))
((DAVID HILL/UNIVERSITY SERVICES ASSISTANT VICE-PRESIDENT; IF WE CONTRACT WITH A PRIVATE VENDOR THEY CAN GET THINGS REMODELED AND CHANGED QUICKER THAN USING THE STATE SYSTEM THAT'S PART OF THE EFFICIENCY.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Southard/Radford University Executive Chef; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Hill/University Services; :12]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=OF THE EFFICIENCY.]
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[VO-NAT]

Some food service workers are worried about losing their jobs. But officials say salaried employees will stay on and they say Chart-wells will need other workers too.
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[5-Playground-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-04 11:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In today's focus on health,
We'll tell you how to protect your child from playground injuries. Every year nearly 200-thousand children are treated in emergency rooms for accidents from playground equipment.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[IN Q=Morris Jennings doesn't take any chances]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Morris Jennings/Parent;22]
[SUPER=01-Larry Fitzgerald/Playground Safety Inspector;44]
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[OUT Q=100-percent safe]

((
Morris Jennings doesn't take any chances when it comes to the safety of his two year old daughter Gabriel. He always inspects the area and equipment before allowing her to play and is never more than a few feet away at all times.
He's says he's glad Roanoke City has made upgrades to all of its playgrounds.
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[SOT7:29]
[IN Q=It's good to see them come up to the plastic]

((MORRIS JENNINGS: IT'S GOOD TO SEE THEM COME UP TO THE PLASTICS IN THIS DAY AND AGE. THE WOOD IT JUST TENDS TO CRACK AND STUFF GETS OLD)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=just gets old]


While Jennings has some of the most basic safety steps down -- Certified Safety Inspector Larry Fitzgerald says they are many other things to consider. For example, making sure the equipment is age appropriate.
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[SOT17:26]
[IN Q=70-percent of playground accidents]

((70-PERCENT OF PLAYGROUND ACCIDENTS ARE CAUSED BY FALLS. A LOT OF THOSE COULD BE ELIMINATED IF THE CHILD USED SUITABLE EQUIPMENT FOR THEIR AGE GROUP)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=for their age group]


Preschoolers should use different equipment than kids 5 to 12 because they are developmentally different.
Fitzgerald says all playgrounds for children 2 to 5 will have a 4 foot deck or lower.
Roanoke City has put up signs to make sure parents know which units are suitable.
Parents should also check the playground's surface. Acceptable surfaces are hardwood fiber, pea gravel, sand and synthetic materials. A good guideline is 12 inches of fill. This unit even has markings on the equipment that show the fill level.
Another safety technique,
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[SOT22:50]
[IN Q=If sticks to your hand and is painful]

((IF IT STICKS TO YOUR HAND AND IS PAINFUL ITS' PROBABLY NOT GOOD SUITABLE MATERIAL)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=suitable material]


And children should never bring additional toys onto the playground --especially ones with cords.
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[SOT18:55]
[IN Q=When that's wrapped around a childs neck]

((WHEN THAT'S WRAPPED AROUND A CHILD'S NECK AND THEIR LOOPED OVER INADVERTENTLY OVER SOME PART OF THE PLAY STRUCTURE IT PRESENT A STRANGULATION HAZARD)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=strangulation hazard]


But the most important safety measure is parental supervision because even the best designed playground is not 100-percent safe.))
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[ANCHOR=Joy Full]
[SS=NONE]

It's estimated that 50-percent of injuries could've been prevented if the child had been properly supervised. News 7 Saturday morning will be right back.

[JOY ONE-SHOT TOSS TO BUMP][Missing-Boy]


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


Police are searching for a missing 2 year-old boy who disappeared from a San Diego park Thursday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA]


After a two days of searching for (Jaw-Hee)Jahi Turner authorities are now treating his disappearance as an abduction.
Police believe he was abducted because they've covered the area where the toddler would've been able to walk since he was reported missing.
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[SOT5:36:20]
[IN Q=We don't know who took him]

((WE DON'T KNOW WHO TOOK HIM. WE DON'T KNOW WHY HE WAS TAKEN. WE DON'T KNOW WHERE HE IS NOW. BUT ARE NOW TREATING THIS AS AN ABDUCTION))
[SUPER=01-Dave Cohen/San Diego Police Department;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=treat this as an abduction]
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[VO-NAT]


Police dogs and helicopters are aiding in the search. This is the second time in the less than a year that a child has turned up missing in the San Diego area.
It was just a few months ago that Danielle Van Dam was abducted and later found dead.
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[Blake-Bodyguard]


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


Actor Robert Blake posts a million dollars bail for his bodyguard. Some suggest he could be trying to buy his bodyguard's silence.
Paul Dandridge has more.
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[SOT5:05:45]
[IN Q=There is no way in the world]
[SUPER=01-Earle Caldwell/Blake's Bodyguard; :00]
[SUPER=01-Harland Braun/Blake's Attorney; :19]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=paying for his attorney]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


That's was Paul Dandridge reporting.

[Rumsfeld]


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


U-S Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Afghanistan today for talks with Afghan officials.
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[VO-NAT 5:05:21]
[SUPER=03-Bagram, Afghanistan]


He was greeted by dozens of troops, many who are based at the Bagram Air Base.
Rumsfeld says 12-thousand U-S and Western troops are ready to go after any opposition forces who attempt to reorganize.
He says the security situation has improved since he visited last December. But says there will be no U-S peacekeeping troops in Afghanistan despite pressure from international aid organizations.
During his visit, Rumseld plans to meet with interim leader Hamid Karzai and other Afghan officials.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... Authorities believe that a missing toddler in California has been abducted...
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And lawyers for Ed Matricardi want some answers from prosecutors in the eavesdropping case...
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[6Eavesdropping]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC53:24]


Ed Matricardi's lawyer wants to know what state prosecutors are trying to hide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Steve Benjamin is defending Matricardi against charges of eavesdropping.
Benjamin yesterday expressed frustration over the state's unwillingness to provide him with information.
He accused prosecutors of being "secretive" and "mysterious".
Benjamin also criticized the investigation for "leaking like a sieve."
Bill Dinkin, the lead prosecutor in the case, said Benjamin "will get everything he's entitled to."
Matricardi's next court date is May 14th.
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[TGIF-Martinsville]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-15 TC1:23:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some Henry County residents were kicking back to some gool ol' rock and roll to start their weekend ....
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]

((NAT MUSIC))
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]
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[VO-NAT]


The city kicked off its annual T-G-I-F concert series in the Bridge Street parking lot.
Last night's event featured Cory Brammer and 32 Leaves.
Similar concerts will take place the last Friday of the month from now until September.
Proceeds from the event go towards non-profit organizations in the area.
Last year, the Uptown Martinsville Revitalization Association raised more than seven thousand dollars from the concert series.
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[Salem-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC1:32:09]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Budget]


The city of Salem is adding taxes while leaving property taxes alone. City Manager Forest Jones yestered presented the 2002-2003 budget to city council.
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[SOT 1:06-1:28]
[IN Q=One of the tings we've got to do...]
[SUPER=01-Forest Jones/Salem City Manager;]

((FOREST JONES/SALEM CITY MANAGER: ONE OF THE THINGS WE'VE GOT TO DO NEXT YEAR , WE'RE LOOKING AT A COUPLE OF MAJOR CAPITAL PROJECTS, ONE BEING THE RENOVATION OF ANDREW LEWIS MIDDLE SCHOOL. SO, ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE INCLUDED IN BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS THIS YEAR IS TO GET READY TO REPAY THAT DEBT.))
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=get ready to repay that debt.]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Jones wants to add a cell phone tax, increase the city's lodging tax, double the car decal fee and impose a tax on tobacco products. Other changes include an additional 300-thousand dollars to be set aside for the city's school system and a 4-percent raise to be given to teachers and city employees.

[Kemper-Street]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC27:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Lynchburg's Kemper Street train station is now the city's main transportation hub...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Ceremonies yesterday celebrated the completion of a 3-point-2 million dollar renovation of the building.
The station now houses Amtrak, Greyhound bus lines and a number of business offices.
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[SOT 16:25:38]
[IN Q=Everyone felt the]

((ALAN TOBIAS/VA DEPT. RAIL AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: EVERYONE FELT THE STATION WAS FALLING DOWN AND IT WAS A LOST CAUSE. BUT AFTER SOME RESEARCH THERE WAS VERY STRONG CONSENSUS THAT THIS WAS THE BEST LOCATION FOR THE STATION AND WE NEEDED TO WORK ON THE RESOURCES WE HAD.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Tobias/Virginia Rail & Public Transportation]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=resources we had.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials also dedicated a garden in memory of former city councilman Junius Haskins, who died in 1997 while lobbying for funds for the station in Washington D.C.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Roanoke's snow leopards get a special birthday present
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

And
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[VO-NAT]

A miraculous rescue at sea.. as a dog trapped on a boat is saved after three weeks of holding on. We'll have those stories a little later on... 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]


[ANCHOR=JACEY- MB Set]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=Movie Review #3; TC ]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[2-SHOT Jacey and ANNA MB SET]
[SUPER=07-Anna Wentworth; :01]



MB Monitor -- FS Movie Review
MB Monitor -- Movie Clip
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[vo-nat]
TAKE MOVIE CLIP FS
[SUPER=04-"Life - Or Something Like It";]
[super=04-20th Century Fox;]

[VO Runs 2:00]
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((Movie review "Life-Or something like it" 20th Century Fox
"Life or Something like it" is a sweet, frothy little romantic fantasy with a really annoying and loud soundtrack that sometimes overwhelms the dialogue. Angelina Jolie is Lanie, an ambitious, self centered Seattle news reporter. She considers herself not just a reporter, but a personality. As such, she controls every aspect of her life to project the proper image. Jolie is always fun to watch, although comedy this lightweight doesn't seem to be her m�tier. She wears stylish, upscale clothes and her shoes look downright painful. She looked a lot more comfortable as Lara Croft. ("Tomb Raider") Lainie is forced to work with Pete, a cameraman she professes to dislike intensely, played by Edward Burns. The two carry on with just enough antagonism to make it obvious they are attracted to each other. When Lanie interviews a homeless man (Tony Shalhoub) who considers himself a street prophet, he predicts the underdog Seattle Seahawks will defeat the Denver Broncos in that night's game, that it will hail in the morning, and that Lanie won't get the network job she has been wanting. He also predicts that she will die the next Thursday. Lanie is stunned, but doesn't begin to worry until the Seahawks do win and it hails. Then Lanie begins to reassess her life, her choices, her relationship with her father, her sister and her professional baseball player fianc�. She even begins to wonder about her career, the one thing that has made her feel important and accepted. There are some elements here that might have made for a movie with some depth, but the filmmakers have chosen to keep this light and superficial. The plot is predictable, although some of it is pretty difficult to believe, and at times the dialogue is rife with clich�s. "Life or Something Like It" is a pleasant little fairy tale that could have been more. Rated PG-13. Grade C+ ))

MB Monitor -- FS N7 Movie Review

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[SUPER=07-Anna's Grade "C+";]


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And just a reminder that you can get more information on the movies we review here on News 7 Saturday Morning
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[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC04:43]
[SS=None]


For their first birthday Mill Mountain Zoo's snow leopard cubs will be gifted with names.
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[VO-NAT :25]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 16;]

A naming contest sponsored by the zoo and your Hometown Station recently yielded a winner. Kathryn Clemmer's 4th grade class at Grace Academy in Roanoke suggested the cubs, one male and one female, be named Niko and Maya. The option garnered more than 54-hundred votes. The zoo will celebrate the cubs' birthday Saturday May fourth with special activities and cupcakes.
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[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[ss=none]

The names Niko and Maya come from characters on the TV show "Galaxy Rangers".