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[VO-NAT]
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[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@patrick1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A severe storm sweeps through an amusement park - killing one child and injuring many more.
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And Jeffrey Thomas is preparing for a new trial next month-
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Amusement-Park]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
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One child was killed and dozens others injured when a storm hit a Pennsylvania amusement park last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Mifflin, PA]


High winds, rain and hail downed several trees at the Kennywood Park and caused portions of a roof on one of the rides to collapse.
The storm hit with little warning with winds up to 80-miles-an-hour..
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[SOT5:03:58]
[IN Q=I know that we listen]

((MARY LOU ROSEMEYER/KENNYWOOD PARK SPOKESPERSON:I KNOW THAT WE LISTEN TO OTHER RADIOS CONTINUALLY, THERE'S ALWAYS ON, AS WELL AS RADAR IN THE OFFICE, WE WATCH VISUALLY THE SKY, OUR RIDE SUPERVISORS ARE TRAINED TO WATCH THE SKIES AS WELL, SO THERE'S A PROCEDURE IN PLACE))
[SUPER=01-Mary Lou Rosemeyer/Kennywood Park Spokesperson]
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[OUT Q=there's a procedure in place]
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[VO-NAT]


There were thousands of people at the amusement park at the time, as many as 60 were injured. The Park plans to decide this morning whether or not to open today.
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[Pipe-Bomb]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-14 1:20:56]
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Lynchburg police say a fake pipe bomb found at a city residence was "not" placed there at random.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Thursday]


State and local authorities were called to the 1300 block of Radcliff Avenue Thursday around three when a man noticed the device sitting on his front porch.
A bomb squad was called in and officers determined it to be a fake.. the device was a solid metal rod with batteries and a wire taped to one end of it.
Investigators hope lab tests will provide them with some clues as to who built the device.
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[Thomas]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
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Jeffrey Allen Thomas will go before a jury for a second time at the end on July in Winchester.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The 32-year-old was granted a new trial by the Virginia Supreme Court. Earlier this year, the court unanimously overturned his capital murder conviction and death sentence. Thomas was convicted in a Pulaski Circuit Court last March of killing 16-year-old Tara Munsey. But the state court said a change of venue should have been granted because of excessive publicity. Thomas will remain jailed at the Sussex Correctional Center in Waverly until his second trial.
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[NYSE]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
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Potential investors shouldn't worry about the effects of September eleventh on financial markets.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

That's according to the former CEO and current senior advisor of the NYSE. Yesterday, Bill Johnston spoke at a luncheon at Hollins University about the effects of the terrorist attacks on Wall Street. He says the markets were in a downturn even before 9/11.
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[SOT :51-1:13]
[IN Q=March 10, 2000 was the high...]
[SUPER=01-Bill Johnston/New York Stock Exchange Senior Advisor;]

((BILL JOHNSTON/SENIOR ADVISOR, NYSE: MARCH 10, 2000 WAS THE HIGH ON NASDAQ. IT WAS A RIDICULOUS LEVEL AND COULDN'T SUSTAIN THAT LEVEL. AND THEN THE AFTERMATH OF ENRON AND SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT GO ALONG WITH THAT.))
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[OUT Q=that go along with that.]
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[VO-NAT :11]

Johnston says the rules of investing are the same as they always have been: take your time, do your homework, find a broker you can trust and play for the long haul.
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[CropTech]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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A CropTech official says the decision to move their bio-technology company from Blacksburg to South Carolina is strictly a business decision...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

That according to J. D. Brooks, Vice President of Corporate Development for CropTech. He says, "We are happy in Virginia, this is strictly a business decision, we are commercializing the technology and need a plant to produce the proteins. We made everyone aware of this and solicited packages from several states and South Carolina fits our needs best." The company uses proteins from genetically altered tobacco plants to develop vaccines that fight cancer and other diseases.
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[2Open-Heads]


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[VO-NAT]
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... What's believed to be the world's largest ecstacy drug ring is busted in Columbia...
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....It wasn't fun and games at an amusement park as a storm blows through killing one child and injures many more.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Miller-Park]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC-1:12:20]
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Concerns over violence - including alleged gang activity - at one of Lynchburg's most popular city parks are being over exaggerated... so say city leaders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Several teenagers were detained for fighting at Miller Park on Memorial Day.. officials at one point had to close the park down to get a handle on the situation.
But they say residents should not avoid any city park out of fear for their safety.
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[SOT 00:55:06]
[IN Q=We want to]

((KIMBALL PAYNE/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: WE WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THE ONE PERCENT THAT ENGAGE IN INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR THAT IT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT AND PARKS AND RECREATION STAFF ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD THAT IF THEY OCCUR AGAIN, OUR RESPONSE WILL BE SWIFT AND IT WILL BE EFFECTIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Kimball Payne/Lynchburg City Manager]
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[OUT Q=and it will be effective.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police have agreed to step up patrols in the park now that the summer recreation season is nearly underway.
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[Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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Colombian authorities say they have busted the world's largest ecstasy drug ring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bogota, Colombia]


Columbian police assisted by U-S agents arrested 9 people earlier this week and confiscated 120-thousand capsules of Ecstasy.
Officials say the party drug was bound for export to other Latin American countries, Europe and the United States.
The traffickers sent the drugs by mail inside pill bottles and CD boxes.
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[Pilot-Charged]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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A United Airlines pilot is charged with raping a female flight attendant during a stopover in Roanoke.
39 year old Ray Kinnery Walley has been ordered to turn over his passport and pilot's license and submit to DNA testing.
He's charged with raping the flight attendant in a hotel room on January 13th.
Walley has been placed on administrative leave.

[Relay-Life]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jus]
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Hundreds of volunteers are taking the the fight against cancer in stride.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


The fourth annual Botetourt Relay for Life started last night and continues today at Lord Botetourt High School.
The walk raises thousands of dollars to fight cancer and raise awareness about the disease.
The event began with a survivor's lap.
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[SOT 1:16:05]
[IN Q=I feel like I do]

((LOUISE JARGOWSKY/MOTHER OF CANCER VICTIM: I FEEL LIKE I DO THIS FOR HER AND FOR THOSE WHO WILL BE DIAGNOISED CAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE IT HITS US ALL EVENTUALLY. IT IS PARTICULARLY GRATIFYING TO SEE THE SURVIVORS. WE HAD THE SURVIVORS RECEPTION IN THE CAFETERIA AND IT IS JUST GOOD TO SEE THEM DOWN HERE ON THE FIELD WITH THE BAND READY TO TAKE THEIR LAP.))


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[VO-NAT]


Nearly 70 cancer survivors took part in this year's Relay for Life.
Organizers hope to raise nearly 90-thousand dollars from this event in Botetourt County.
Similar walks are taking place across our region in the next few weeks.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning
One group is working to bring teens together - we'll talk with them after the break
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[vo-nat] and Affleck and Freeman team up to help calm the "Sum of all Fears"... we'll see how they score a little later on.
[ANCHOR=Patrick]

And if you are traveling today...
[PAtrick ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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[Patrick MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[Hollyfields]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC-48:02]
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Area golfers may have one less place to tee off ... Later today, an auction will decide if Hollyfields Golf Course makes way for development.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The course on Bent Mountain has built a loyal following since it opened in 1987, but now the nine-hole course, the pro shop and undeveloped acreage nearby are up for sale.
While the property has been divided into 20 tracts, prospective buyers will have the opportunity to bid on the entire 185 acres.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's generated a lot of interest]

((JIM WOLTZ/WOLTZ & ASSOCIATES: IT'S GENERATED A LOT OF INTEREST, NOT JUST FROM POTENTIAL BUYERS, BUT FROM PEOPLE THAT HAVE PLAYED GOLF UP HERE FOR YEARS AND ARE ANXIOUS TO SEE IF THEY CAN PLAY GOLF NEXT WEEK OR NEXT MONTH.)) ((JERRY COLLINS/GOLFER: I KNOW A LOT OF MY FRIENDS DO COME HERE TO PLAY, SO I DO HOPE THEY KEEP IT OPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Woltz/Woltz & Associates; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Collins/Golfer; :15]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=hope they keep it open.]
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[VO-NAT]


We'll know later today if local golfers get their wish.
The auction begins at 10AM.
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[Goodview]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kar]
[TAPE#=02-11 1:43:58]
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Some elementary school students became survivors on an island at their field day yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Goodview Elementary school turned their backyard into a mini island....complete with a tiki hut, a live iguana and a water spraying palm tree.
The Survivor theme also included nine challenges.
From a lizard puzzle to a water filling coconut game.
But instead of working individually, the children worked as a team to win each event.
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[SOT - 3:45:03]
[IN Q=one thing i'm]

((MARIANNE MASTERS/PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER - ONE THING I'M REALLY HAPPY ABOUT IS THAT THE KIDS HAVE BEEN REALLY SUPPORTIVE IF EACH OTHER, WORKING TOGETHER AND JUST ENCOURAGEMENT AND I THINK IT'S BEEN REALLY GOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Marianne Masters/Physical Education Teacher]
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[OUT Q=been really good]
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[VO-NAT]


The winners competed in an obstacle course and won Hawaiian leis.
But win or lose...in the end....no one was voted off THIS island.
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[2BIRTHDAYS!] 6/2/02
Sunday:

[SUPER=130-/Gladys Arthurs/Buena Vista]



[SUPER=130-3/Donald Stevenson, Jr./Horsepasture]



[SUPER=130-5/Tyler Childress/Buchanan]



[SUPER=130-10/Mackenzie Coulson/Bassett]



[SUPER=130-2/Matthew Butler/Roanoke]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/James Holland/Floyd]



[SUPER=131-55/Peggy Phillippi/Martinsville]



[SUPER=131-/Andrew Mitchell/Snow Creek]


[SUPER=131-/Jerry & Bonnie Hatchett/Snow Creek]Anniversary: