[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

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


[roll cold out of the open]


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

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... The state eavesdropping case could be turned over to federal prosecutors...
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And a deadly duel breaks out between two biker gangs in Nevada... we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[2-Casino-Shooting]


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


Police are on alert as a motorcycle rally continues in Laughlin, Nevada.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Laughlin, NV;]


Yesterday, a shootout between rival biker gangs at a casino there left three dead and 12 injured.
The clash occured at Harrah's Casino during the annual "River Run," which attracted 80-thousand bikers from around the country.
The shootout sent casino patrons running for their lives.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:03:09]
[IN Q=This guy in front]
[SUPER=01-Denise Massey/Witness;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=eye contact with him.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police are calling it the worst casino shooting in Nevada's history.
Two-hundred people were rounded up for questioning.
Police believe the shootout may have caused by rival gangs trying to settle the score for the death of another biker in California earlier that week.
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[Child-Stabbing]


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


A Philadelphia man is behind bars this morning... for apparently stabbing his son to death.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA]

Police say an 8-year old - who's name is not being released at this time - was taken into an alley yesterday afternoon and stabbed many times. He was pronounced dead at the scene... and the only suspect right now is his father.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=He walked]
[SUPER=01-Tashia Robinson/Neighbor]

((He walked on across the street. I watched him go all the way there and walk across the street. The little boy was crying .))
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=was crying]
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[VO-NAT]

Neighbors have set up a memorial in the alley way.
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[Barbie-Obit]


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


The creator of the world's most popular doll has died.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Ruth Handler died Saturday at Century City Hospital in California from complications with colon cancer surgery she underwent about three weeks ago. She was 85 years old. Handler named Barbie after her daughter Barbara and introduced the legendary doll in 1959.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[ss=none]

The original blue-eyed, blonde fashion model has morphed over the decades into a variety of ethnic looks and has had many careers. Handler wrote in her 1994 autobiography that her philosophy of Barbie ``was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be.'' More than 1-Billion dolls have been sold in 150 countries.

[Lopes-React]


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

Hip Hop group T-L-C member Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes' body is expected to arrive in her home town of Atlanta today. The singer died in a car accident in Honduras Thursday night... As Emily Stroud tells us, fans are already gathering to say thier final goodbyes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-Courtesy MTV; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rashan/Friend; :28]
[SUPER=01-Dee Dee Mazo/Fan; :42]
[SUPER=01-Tim Pickett/Fan; :54]
[SUPER=01-Tamika Brown/Fan; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=standard]




[Eavesdropping]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC-5:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Virginia's eavesdropping scandal could turn into a federal matter.
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[VO-NAT 02-10 44:45]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/April 19;]

The Richmond Times Dispatch is reporting that Richmond's top prosecutor has asked the U-S attorney's office to take over the investigation. The case revolves around former G-O-P executive Ed Matricardi-- who's been charged with illegally eavesdropping and recording a Democratic conference call.
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[Rescue]


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


High winds turned a parade demonstration into a real life rescue mission for the Corpus Christi Coast Guard.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Corpus Christi, TX]

As the Coast Guard members started out their morning yesterday, they were called out to a 24-foot sailboat in distress ... and before they could clear that accident ANOTHER boat called in for help.
This time, a 37-foot sailboat that was nearly capsized. The Coast Guard was able to tow the vessel in from sea with the two passengers safely aboard with help from Marina Patrol. All passengers made it safely back into dock without any major injuries.
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[Tease#1]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning....... You can't say it costs too much to explore history anymore...
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

and
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[VO-NAT]

We'll walk through the past to see how it helped shape our future.. stay with us, those stories and more are coming up a little later on News 7 Sunday Morning..

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[Lotto]
[Break #1]



[Ellen-Brown]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=N7 Sun AM FS/MB]


[Marya one shot]
In Southeast Roanoke on Monday, a 23-year-old man shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend before killing himself.
That double murder-suicide spotlights the sometimes deadly outcome of domestic violence. [marya/guest two shot]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Brown/TAP]


Ellen Brown, the director of Families and Transition for TAP is joining us this morning.
((Marya adlibs))
[super=16-510-9977/24-Hour Pager Access]
[SUPER=16-1-800-915-4096/24-Hour Pager Access]


[marya toss to bump][Smithfield-Plantation]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=TimeOff #3 - TC-1:57:08]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Near the Virginia Tech campus sits a house that at one time overlooked the boundary of the western frontier. The Historic Smithfield Plantation shows more than just the chronicles of a family... it brings the history of the region to life. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Belva Collins/Interpreter; :00 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :13]
[SUPER=01-Terry Nicholson/Historic Smithfield; :57]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:49]
[RUNS=2:09]
[OUT Q=STD]



(([SOT 14:57:44-14:57:49]
[IN Q=The Prestons set sail...]

((BELVA COLLINS/INTERPRETER: THE PRESTONS SET SAIL FROM IRELAND IN 17 HUNDRED AND 38.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=from Ireland in 17-hundred and 38.]

36-years later, in 1774, Colonel William Preston and his wife Susanna Smith Preston, put down roots and built what is now the oldest timber frame house in Southwest Virginia. Smithfield Plantation boasted 2-thousand acres. The tidewater plantation style house sported three floors furnished in a manner most in the Virginia backcountry were unaccustomed to.
[SOT 14:58:33-14:58:38]
[IN Q=Colonial people, when they had money...]

((BELVA: COLONIAL PEOPLE, WHEN THEY HAD MONEY THEY WANTED YOU TO KNOW IT.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=wanted you to know it.]

Preston, a surveyor who picked up decorating ideas on his travels, displayed his wealth is details like the Chinese Chippendales railing along the staircase, colored paint on the house's trim and an impressive mantle thought to be a replica of one at the Raleigh Tavern in Williamsburg. But the couple was wealthy in other ways, as well, having birthed 12-children. The family tree flourished.
[SOT 15:24:27-15:24:38]
[IN Q=We had one son who...]

((TERRY NICHOLSON/HISTORIC SMITHFIELD: WE HAD ONE SON WHO BECAME A GOVERNOR, ONE SON-IN-LAW WHO WAS A GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA, TWO GRANDSONS ALSO WERE GOVERNORS AND ALL FOUR OF THEM LIVED HERE AT THIS HOUSE AT SOME POINT DURING THEIR LIVES.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=at some point during their lives.]

Costumed interpreters will whisk you back to a time when the only heat came from the fireplace and the company of others...
[SOT 15:09:22-15:09:28]
[IN Q=In the evening...]

((BELVA: IN THE EVENING,THIS IS PROBABLY WHERE THEY GATHERED TO READ AND TO SEW AND TO CHAT.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=to sew and to chat.]

...and show you what it meant to be entirely self-sufficient.
[SOT 15:04:36-15:04:47]
[IN Q=This is a trundle bed...]

((BELVA: THIS IS A TRUNDLE BED. YOU CAN SEE IT HAS ROPE SPRINGS. THE HEMP FOR THAT ROPE WAS GROWN HERE ON THE PLANTATION.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=here on the plantation.]
[SOT 15:25:08-15:25:20]
[IN Q=We look at our role here...]

((TERRY: WE LOOK AT OUR ROLE HERE AS THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTERPRET THE HISTORY OF THIS REGION THROUGH THIS FAMILY, THROUGH THIS HOME AND THEN THROUGH THE AREA AROUND IT AND THE INFLUENCE THAT THEY HAD.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=and the influence that they had.]

Just a handful of the items on display can be traced back to the Prestons although Nicholson says the legacy left by the three generations that walked these halls can be found just by looking out the window. Smithfield Plantation sits on the campus of Virginia Tech, a school born of the Preston-Olin Institute. Shannon Young, News 7, Blacksburg.))


[Explore-Park]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC-41:04]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The price of going to Virginia's Explore Park in Roanoke County this season couldn't be better... It's the beginning of the tourist season at the park...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;]

And to mark the occasion, the park will hold an open house this afternoon complete with more than 60- activities for folks of all ages. And, admission is free.
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[SOT 01:48:21]
[IN Q=Up in the ]
[SUPER=01-Scott Sarver/Explore Park Senior Director;]

((UP IN THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY AND VISITOR'S CENTER AND WELCOME CENTER, HOSPITALITY PLAZA WE'LL HAVE MUSIC, THE SOUNDS OF BLUEGRASS, THE SESSION'S BAND, WE'LL ALSO HAVE A MUSICIANS STROLLING THROUGH, ALL KINDS OF FOOD VENDORS AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE CHILDREN, WE HAVE A LOT OF HANDS ON ACTIVITIES, WHERE PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO LOOK AND SEE AND TOUCH AND SMALL AND IT WILL JUST BE A FUND, FUN DAY FOR EVERYBODY.))
[RUNS=27]
[OUT Q=day for everybody.]
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[VO-NAT]

The open house will be held today-- from one to eight P-M. Sarver says the park has changed a lot over the past year-- He says the park has expanded... and the historic area includes many new programs.
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[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun 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 Sunday Morning...... A bike rally turned deadly at Nevada Casino....
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And the parents of Danielle Van Dam show their support to find a missing toddler in California... We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Casino-Shooting]


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


A festive mood has returned to the motorcycle festival in Laughlin, Nevada.
A deadly shootout between rival biker gangs left three dead and 12 injured at a casino there yesterday.
Jennifer Miller has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Witnesses say]
[SUPER=03-Laughlin, NV; :00]
[SUPER=01-Denise Massey/Witness; :12]
[SUPER=01-Vincent Cannito/Las Vegas Police Department; :36]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Laughlin, Nevada.]



[Mid-East]


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


A U-N team will head to Israel today to look into Palestinian allegations that Israeli forces massacred civilians in a refugee camp.
50 Palestinians and 23 Israelis died in the Jenin battle that's under investigation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem;]


In Jerusalem Saturday, four people, including a child, were killed when Palestinian gunmen burst into Jewish homes in a West Bank settlement.
One gunmen was killed -- two escaped.
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[2-Child-Stabbing]


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

A Philadelphia man is accused of brutally killing his son in an alley way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA]

Police say an 8-year old - who's name is not being released at this time - was taken into an alley yesterday afternoon and stabbed many times. He was pronounced dead at the scene... and the only suspect right now is his father.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=He walked]
[SUPER=01-Tashia Robinson/Neighbor]

((He walked on across the street. I watched him go all the way there annd walk across the street. The little boy was crying .))
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=was crying]
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[VO-NAT]

Neighbors have set up a memorial in the alley way.
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[Missing-Boy]


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


Parents of a murdered California girl are throwing their support behind the family of a missing boy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;]


The parents of Danielle Van Dam held a news conference to help generate a volunteer effort to search for the boy.


2-year-old Jahi turner disappeared from a San Diego park three days ago.
The boy's mother is a sailor aboard the U-S-S Rushmore who flew back to look for the boy..
It's the second time in less than a year that a San Diego child has turned up missing.
Just a few months ago, Danielle Van Dam was abducted and later found dead.
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[Rebuilding-Together]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC-27:59]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Volunteers in Roanoke are using a little elbow grease for a good cause...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Hundreds of volunteers took part in the annual National Rebuilding Day. Several businesses and community organizations like the City of Roanoke and Cox Communications each sponsored a home on Dale Avenue. They also provided a lot of the man power.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:30]
[IN Q=They put in a new]

((DAVID FULLER/PARTICIPANT: THEY PUT IN A NEW CAMODE UPSTAIRS AND THEY'RE GOING TO PAINT THE OUTSIDE AND PUT A NEW ROOF ON THE GARAGE. I THINK IT'S PRETTY NICE.))
[SUPER=01-David Fuller/Participant;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=it's pretty nice]
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[VO-NAT]

The event was organized by the group "Rebuilding Together". It's an organization that renovates homes for the disabled and elderly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:09]
[IN Q=It can mean the difference]

((JOHN RICHMOND/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: IT CAN MEAN THE DIFFERENCE OF INDEPENDENCE FOR A LOT OF THESE HOMEOWNERS TO BE ABLE TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES, FOLKS WHO WEREN'T ABLE TO PAIN THEIR HOUSES THEMSELVES AS THE PAINT CHIPS OFF AND THE HOUSE DETORIATES THE WOOD IS GOING TO ROT AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE FORCED TO GET OUT OF THEIR HOUSE, THIS IS GOING TO ALLOW THEM TO STAY A LITTLE LONGER.))
[SUPER=01-John Richmond/Executive Director;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=stay a little longer]
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[VO-NAT]


Workers concentrated their efforts in southeast Roanoke.
A total of 17 homes were renovated yesterday.
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[wipe wipe wipe][Service-Day]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC-1:56:04]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday was also National Youth Service Day.
To mark the occasion, nearly a hundred area teens put on a block party in the parking lot of the Jefferson Y-M-C-A in downtown Roanoke.
Kids were treated to such things as story telling, games, and free merchandise.
The goal of the program is to get young people involved in the community as well as show the public the positive things teens can accomplish.
This is the first time the Roanoke Valley has celebrated the holiday.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning....... A few months ago, it was supposed to close up shop
[ANCHOR=Jacey]

but now
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[VO-NAT]

There are many reasons to celebrate at a Danville School.. we'll have that story in just a few mintues... 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]

[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sun-AM]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]


When you think of great guitar players, names like Jimmy Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn all come to mind.
And you may soon add a Forest native to the list.
In this week's Virginia Profile, Justin McLeod introduces to a guitar prodigy who may one day be a rock and roll legend.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Guitar-Wizard]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Weekend Morning]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]

[wipe wipe wipe]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat's of band]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cory Brammer/Guitar Player; :24]
[SUPER=01-Phil Norman/Vocalist; :44]
[SUPER=@justin2; 1:56]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]


(( ((NAT SOUND OF THE BAND PLAYING))
You're listening to a relatively young band.
The oldest member is 38, the singer just 26.
And then there's the lead guitarist, he's only 16.
His name is Cory Brammer and some call him a prodigy.
[SOT 20:50:30]
[IN Q=Let people think]

((CORY BRAMMER: LET PEOPLE THINK WHAT THEY WANT TO THINK AND IF THEY THINK I AM A PRODIGY I'M MORE THAN HAPPY TO LET THEM THINK THAT.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=them think that]


And why wouldn't they.
He's only been playing since he was nine.
He got his first professional gig at the age of 12, two years later Cory found a band that needed a lead guitarist.
[SOT 20:47:01]
[IN Q=It was sort of hard]

((PHIL NORMAN/VOCALIST: IT WAS SORT OF HARD TO BELIEVE YOU KNOW WE HEARD ALL THIS STUFF ABOUT A 14 YEAR OLD KID WHO COULD WAIL ON THE GUITAR, IT ALL TURNED OUT TO BE TRUE.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=out to be true]


And a band of misfits was soon born.
They call themselves Cory Brammer and 32 leaves.
They play everything from punk, classical, country, to their own original music.
If you're wondering why Cory gets top billing, his fellow band members say the answer is simple.
[SOT 20:47:32]
[IN Q=Well, he's better]

((PHIL NORMAN/VOCALIST: WELL, HE'S BETTER THAN THE REST OF US, THAT'S WHY WE LET HIM BE THE STAR.   REALLY, HE'S GOT A GIFT.))
[Runs =04]
[OUT Q=he's got a gift]


And what a gift is is.
Cory can play the guitar with his teeth, with his arms over his head, and even behind his back.
This is all coming from a kid who say's he's your typical teenager.
[SOT 20:52:01]
[IN Q=I go to school]

((CORY BRAMMER: I GO TO SCHOOL.   I STUDY, ALL THAT GOOD STUFF.   I GUESS, THAT'S REGULAR.))
[Runs= 0 8]
[OUT Q=that's regular]


A regular kid who also gets straight A's.
Pretty amazing when you consider Cory plays two gigs a week during the school year.
As for what the future holds, Cory knows he wants to pursue a music career, exactly how or where remains up in the air.
[SOT 20:51:44]
[IN Q=I want to become]

((CORY BRAMMER: I WANT TO BECOME FAMOUS, EVERYONE WANTS TO DO THAT.   I CAN'T REALLY SAY RIGHT NOW.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=say right now]


When he's ready, he'll know his fingers will do the talking.
Justin McLeod, News 7.
))

[jacey toss to Marya][2-Ellen-Brown]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=N7 Sun AM FS/MB]


[Marya one shot] ((Marya adlibs intro))
[marya/guest two shot]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Brown/TAP]

((Marya and guest ad lib))

[marya toss to bump]

[Fieldale]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC-55:20]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Henry County school scheduled to close its doors passed a milestone this weekend. Hundreds showed up to celebreate the 60th anniversary of Fieldale Elementary. And, Justin McLeod tells us, many residents are hoping the celebration will continue for years to come.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Fieldale]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Dollarhite/Parent; :10]
[SUPER=01-Mac Gordon/Fieldale Graduate; :25]
[SUPER=01-Danny Cannady/Principal; :54]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hubbard/Parent; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry County]

((((NAT SOUND OF GROUP SINGING))
Residents here in Fieldale are singing a much happier tune these days.
Their elementary school will remain open another year.
[SOT 2:31:15]
[IN Q=I was really]

((KATHY DOLLARHITE/PARENT: I WAS REALLY GLAD BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER, SHE'S IN THE FOURTH GRADE SO THAT WILL GIVE HER A ONE MORE YEAR HERE.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=more year here]


Parents are happy over the school board's recent decision to scrap the controversial reconfiguration plan.
Under that proposal, Fieldale Elementary would have closed.
[SOT 2:34:15]
[IN Q=I think it would]

((MAC GORDON/FIELDALE GRADUATE: I THINK IT WOULD HURT A LOT OF THESE BUSINESSES, STUFF LIKE THAT BUT IT WOULD JUST HURT A LOT OF MEMORIES REALLY BE WHAT THE PROBLEM WOULD BE.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=problem would be]


But keeping the school open is also causing some problems.
The building needs major renovations including a new roof and more space.
Right now, gym and other classes are being held across the street.
The electrical wiring is outdated and the boilers are more than fifty years old.
[SOT 2:25:24]
[IN Q=I'm very concerned]

((DANNY CANNADAY/PRINCIPAL: I'M VERY CONCERNED BECAUSE I'M NOT SURE HOW MUCH LONGER THESE THINGS ARE GOING TO LAST, THEY'RE JUST WORN OUT.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=just worn out]


The school also lacks central air conditioning.
[SOT 2:35:08]
[IN Q=The school system]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE SCHOOL SYSTEM BELIEVES IT WOULD COST MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FIX THE ROOF, ANOTHER TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO REPLACE THE BOILERS. THE RENOVATIONS COULD COST MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS, MONEY THE COUNTY SAYS IT DOESN'T HAVE.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=it doesn't have]

((NAT SOUND OF PEOPLE LOOKING AT ARTIFACTS))
The school's future was on the minds of many who attended this weekend's alumni celebration.
Some understand why the school system wants to close it, others would like to see a new school built, but many just want the county to make the necessary repairs.
[SOT 12:29:57]
[IN Q=I would like to]

((LISA HUBBARD/PARENT: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT REPAIRED AND MY DREAM IS TO WIN THE LOTTERY AND THEN I'M GOING TO GIVE THEM THE MONEY TO REPAIR THE ROOF.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=repair the roof]


It's a dream many would like to keep alive, along with all these memories.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County. ))

[Pet-Therapy]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC-54:12]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Another issue surrounding schools is in the spotlight this weekend in Roanoke County -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Parents are fighting to keep the Animal Assisted Therapy program going in the area.
Heartland Rehabilitation Services has decided NOT to offer the program next year.
So now parents are petitioning the board that oversees children with significant disabilites to bid the contract to another company.
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[IN Q=When they go to]

((CAROL MEADOR/PARENT: WHEN THEY GO TO OCCUPATIONAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPY IT GIVES THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO STIMULATE THEIR LANGUAGE THEIR MOTOR SKILLS, IT ALSO HELPS THEM FOCUS ON OTHER LIVING BEINGS BECAUSE THEY NEED TO BE CARED FOR SO MUCH ON THEIR OWN THIS GIVES THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO CARE FOR OTHER THINGS.))
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Supporters have gathered more than five hundred signatures.
They plan to present them to the Roanoke Valley Regional Board of Directors at its meeting tomorrow night.
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[Averett]


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Virginia Tech's President travelled to Southside to deliver Averett's commencement address this weekend.
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This was the first graduating class since Averett became a University last summer.
It also marks Dr. Frank Campbell's last commencement at Averett.
Campbell announced earlier this year that he plans to retire as Averett's president effective July first.
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More than 70- people have applied for the position.
The University hopes to have a new president in place by the beginning of the fall semester.

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He didn't have a birthday hat..or cake.. but he didn't seem to mind a bit.
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Yesterday, the San Francisco zoo celebrated the 40th birthday of "Roly" the hippo. The male pygmy hippo is the oldest of his kind in North America... and he's still happy as a, well you know! And he's a perfect gentleman too.. he shared his birthday feast with his 25-year old female companion - Agnes. (------------)