[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

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


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Investigators continue combing the Washington area for clues about the mysterious death of Chandra Levy.....
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And police are yet to find any survivors - after a Taiwanese plane goes down shortly after takeoff - We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Chandra-Levy]


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


Investigators are combing Rock Creek Park in Washington searching for any clues in the death of the intern (Shandra Leevey) Chandra Levy.
Jennifer Jones has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Beyond the yellow crime tape]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;00]
[SUPER=01-Billy Martin/Levy Family Attorney;13]
[SUPER=01-Charles Ramsey/Washington DC Police Department;38]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;1:11]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=standard out]

((
Beyond the yellow crime tape, deep in heavily wooded rock creek park, dozens of police and investigators work a second full day looking for anything that would help solve the mysterious death of Chandra Levy.

SOT: Policeman TBD


The search began when a man discovered human remains Wednesday, until then police had nothing in the disappearance of the 24 year old intern. Now given this big break, the Levy family attorney says police should make sure the do nothing to jeopardize the case

SOT; Billy Martin/Levy Family Attorney


But what police have released is that so far the search has turned up a skull, bones, clothing items, tennis shoes as well as a portable radio and ear phones suggesting Levy may have been jogging. Investigators say this may prompt them to take a second look at a man now serving jail time for attacking two women at knife point as they jogged it he same park. The attacks happened within months of Levy's disappearance.

SOT: Chief Charles Ramsey, Washington, DC, Police


Back at the Levy home in Modesto, California, people have been sending flowers, expressing their condolences. So far no word from the parents who had been so vocal during the initial search for their daughter.

(JONES STANDUP CLOSE)))



[Bennett-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC1:24:23]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


North Carolina police have released a few more details about the murder of a young woman from Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT]


23-year old Stephanie R. Bennett moved to Raleigh last summer and was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday.
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Wednesday]


Raleigh police say crime scene indicators tend to show that the suspect was most likely a male and not well known to Bennett.
Officers are searching for a suspicious person seen in the area.
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[Missing-Plane]


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


A Taiwanese plane carrying more than 2-hundred passengers has crashed in the Taiwan Strait.
The China airlines flight was reported missing about an hour after taking off from Taipei to Hong Kong.
Rescue aircraft have spotted life jackets floating near the Taiwan's western coast. No word yet on any survivors.



[SCLC]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC1:35:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Danville police categorically deny race was a motive in four shootings involving officers since 1989- but minority leaders have questions about the latest death of a black suspect.
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[VO-NAT]

67- year- old Rennie Hunt was shot and killed after a three hour hostage standoff inside his home on North Main Street two weeks ago.
[SUPER=03-Danville;]

Hunt's friends and family question why officers used deadly force on an elderly man with mental problems.
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[SOT 4:46:20]
[IN Q=And I'm not]

((REV. WILLIAM KEEN/DANVILLE SCLC PRESIDENT: AND I'M NOT TRYING TO SAY WE'RE SECOND-GUESSING THE POLICE IN THEIR PROCEDURES, BUT WHAT WE'RE SAYING WITH THE COMMUNITY AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WORKING TOGETHER , WE MAY BE ABLE TO AVOID MORE OF THESE SHOOTINGS OF THIS TYPE IN THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. William Keen/Danville SCLC President;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=in the future]
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[VO-NAT]

State police are investigating Hunt's death. Their findings will be forwarded to an independent prosecutor.
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[Festival]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC36:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The devil may not have gone down to Georgia... but the Charlie Daniels Band was definately here... and 30- thousand fans came to hear them at Festival in the Park's kick off concert.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[RUNS=06]

((NAT MUSIC))
[Super=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]
[OUT Q=nat music.]
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[vo-nat]
Organizers say it's the largest crowd in opening night history.
This is the first Festival to take place without long-time director Wendy Schultz.
She resigned as Executive Director to take a tourism director job for Roanoke County.
Stu Israel replaced Schultz in September.
He's thrilled with last night's turnout.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It might be]

((STU ISRAEL/FESTIVAL PARK IN THE PARK EXECUTIVE PARK: IT MIGHT BE...MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR?))
[SUPER=01-Stu Israel/Festival Executive Director]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=ask for?]
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[VO-NAT]


Festival in the Park runs through June second at Elmwood Park with food, arts and music.
Proceeds fund an Arts Scholarship Program.
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[Bicentennial]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC57:53]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Seal]

It's the big two-oh-OH for Salem... and the city is planning a bicentennial bash where everyone is invited...
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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The City's celebrating its 200th year with many activities including a downtown parade that begins at noon today. Organizers say there's no need to rush off after the last float goes by... the whole day will be loaded with activities.
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[SOT 22:40:47-22:41:04]
[IN Q=From 3 to 10 is our Party in the Park...]

((TERI ATKINS/SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR: FROM 3 TO 10 IS OUR PARTY IN THE PARK. WE'LL HAVE TWO STAGES, LIVE BANDS ALL DAY, FOOD COURT, CARNIVAL GAMES, RIDES, CARRIAGE AND MODEL-T RIDES, ALL KINDS OF FESTIVITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Teri Atkins/Special Events Coordinator;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=all kinds of festivities.]
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[VO-NAT :12]

The Avalanche will get involved Monday when the team rolls back prices to the 1950's. Then, next Tuesday, the public's invited to the City Council meeting where members will be decked out in period costume.
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[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...... More controversy in the switched babies case...
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AND a missing plane is found crashed in Taiwan, but police are yet to find any survivors....
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
[2-shot toss to hello]

[2-Missing-Plane]


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


Rescue crews are searching for survivors in a plane crash in the Taiwan Strait.
The China Airlines flight was reported missing about an hour after taking off from Taipei to Hong Kong.
More than 2-hundred people were on board the airline. China Airlines was considered one of the worlds' most dangerous in the 1990's. But in recent years, it has put a greater emphasis on safety.



[Levy-Memorial]


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


The hometown of (Shandra Leevey) Chandra Levy plans to hold a public memorial for the Washington intern.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Modesto, CA]


Many in the community have been hit hard by her death, even those who didn't personally know her.
Organizers plan to hold the memorial Tuesday in Modesto, California at the Center Plaza.
More than 2-thousand people are expected to attend.
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[SOT21:53:50]
[IN Q=You know about her]
[SUPER=01-Angela Winder/Modesto Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerri Martin/Modesto Resident; :11]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=happen anybody anywhere]
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[VO-NAT]


So far there has been no word on whether Congressman Gary Condit will attend the Memorial. But most people say it's unlikely.
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[Snead]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-15 TC1:55:07]
[GRAPHIC=Sam Snead]

Friends of legendary golfer Sam Snead are remembering him as a dedicated citizen of Bath County.
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[VO-NAT - :17]
[SUPER=03-Bath Co.;]

Snead died Thursday following a series of strokes since he returned home from the Masters. Bobby Fry served as one of the Homestead's golf pros for 38 years, and played countless rounds with Snead. He says Snead was a friend on and off the course, and was easy to get to know.
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[SOT - 18:52:05]
[IN Q=He walked in the...]

((BOBBY FRY/RETIRED HOMESTEAD GOLF PRO; HE WALKED IN THE LOWER CASCADE PRO SHOP AND SAID, "HEY JUNIOR, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" I SAID NOT MUCH. HE SAID, "WANNA PLAY GOLF? I GOT A COUPLE OF GUYS COMING TO PLAY, HOW'D YOU LIKE TO BE MY PARTER?" THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME I PLAYED WITH HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Bobby Fry/Retired Homestead Golf Pro;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=played with him.]
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[VO-NAT - :06+]

Snead's funeral is set for two o'clock tomorrow, at Saint Luke's Episcopal Church in Hot Springs.
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[Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC1:16:57]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A judge in Buena Vista has granted primary custody of Rebecca Chittum to her biological father.
Chittum is one of two children who were switched at birth in 1995... and questions involving custody and visitation continue to divide the families.
Joe Dashiell has more on a ruling that satisfied some concerns, but will not end the dispute.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At issue were custody]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :10]
[SUPER=01-Michael Groot/Rosa and Larry Chittum's Attorney; :31]
[SUPER=01-Ken Mergenthal/Paula Johnson's Attorney; :49]
[SUPER=01-Tom Rogers/Whitney Rogers' Father; 1:02]
[SUPER=@Joe1; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Buena Vista]

((At issue were custody and visitation rights involving Rebecca Chittum... the child who was switched with Callie Conley at the University of Virginia hospital in 1995.
Several parties were represented in the hearing, including Paula Johnson, the girl's biological mother, and relatives of Kevin Chittum and Whitney Rogers the biological parents of Callie Conley who were killed in 1998 automobile accident on Interstate 81.
Ultimately, the judge granted primary custody to Carlton Conley, Rebecca Chittum's biological father.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think as the children]

((MICHAEL GROOT: I THINK AS THE CHILDREN GET OLDER, THEY WILL NEED A PLACE THAT THEY KNOW AS THEIR HOME, AND WITH CARLTON BEING THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER AND NOW LIVING HERE LOCALLY, IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO ME THAT HE WOULD BE THE PROPER PARTY.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=be the proper party.]


The ruling granted Paula Johnson more frequent visitation , but not the custody she was seeking.
[SOT]
[IN Q=she'd rather have custody]

((KEN MERGENTHAL: SHE'D RATHER HAVE CUSTODY. SHE'D RATHER HAVE MORE TIME, BUT SHE'S GETTING MORE TIME, NOT AS MUCH AS SHE WOULD HAVE LIKED, BUT MORE THAN SHE HAD BEFORE.)) ((TOM ROGERS: YOU WON'T SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL UNTIL THE GIRLS ARE OF AGE WHERE THAT CAN MAKE THEIR OWN DECISION.)) [RUNS :19]
[OUT Q=make their own decision.]

[STAND-UP CLOSE]
With so many parties, it was certain that some of them would be unhappy with the result.
Paula Johnson says she plans to appeal.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Buena Vista.))

[Black-Angus]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC02:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Roanoke strip club is open for business after being raided earlier this week. The bust netted only a few arrests for minor offenses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

But police say additional charges are anticipated from local grand juries- -either state or federal. The raid was prompted by numerous calls to the Black Angus Businessman's Club for what the search warrants cite as drug trafficking, fights, disorders and other criminal offenses.
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[SOT 15:55]
[IN Q=The only time police have been]

((MARK AMES/CLUB MANAGER; THE ONLY TIME POLICE HAVE BEEN CALLED IS FOR PROSTITUTES, AND THE POLICE HAVE YET TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Ames/Club Manager]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=do anything about.]
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[VO-NAT]

At the same time 13 state and federal law enforcement agencies were searching the club and members inside, they also searched the club owner's home, Billy Hill... in the Windsor Lake subdivision. They seized records related to the Black Angus and a personal computer belonging to Hill's girlfriend, Kimberle Miller.
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[Profile-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#= VA PROFILE ]
[GRAPHIC=]


Botetourt Gymnastics is celebrating the win of one of its sweetest gymnasts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


7-year-old Mary Beth Kern is now the two-time level five state gymnastics champion.
She's quite modest about her second consecutive win -- and would much rather show us her talent than talk about it.
Mary Beth's coaches say her playfulness and enthusiasm make her a doll to work with.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=She is just]

((AMBER BROOKS/MARY BETH'S COACH: VERY ENCOURAGING TO EVERYONE ELSE. SOMEONE WILL DO A ROUTINE AND SHE'LL BE LIKE WOAH.. THAT WAS AWESOME. SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TALENTED SHE IS.))
[SUPER=01-Amber Brooks/Mary Beth's Coach]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=she is.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mary Beth has been a gymnast since the age of two and a half.
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[PROFILE PROMO ESS-C]
We'll hear a little from her and see a lot of what she can do on tomorrow on News 7 Sunday morning. (------------)