[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

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


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning.......
Ann Landers ... known for dispensing advice to millions of Americans .. has died.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]


And members of a Virginia Tech fraternity are left homeless by an early morning fire.
We'll have more on those stories in just a few minutes. [2-shot toss to Hello]

[Water-Restrictions]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC-1:01:33]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]

Mandatory water restrictions are in place for residents of Roanoke City. But many Roanokers feel there's a double standard when it comes to personal pools versus city ones. Justin McLeod has more on the controversy and why city leaders believe closing the pools would actually do more harm than good.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Fergueson/Pool Owner; :30]
[SUPER=@justin1; :49]
[SUPER=01-Steve Buschor/Parks and Recreation Director; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Robin Duncan/Swimmer; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF SWIMMING))
On a hot day, it is a good place to cool down and make some waves.
Just ask Clarissa Burnette.
[SOT 1:51:08]
[IN Q=Its a nice place]

((CLARISSA BURNETTE: ITS A NICE PLACE FOR THE KIDS TO COME OUT AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.))
[Runs= 03]
[OUT Q=have a good time]


And those good times will continue.
Despite mandatory water restrictions in Roanoke, the city's two public pools will remain open.
[SOT 1:50:10]
[IN Q=I think the pools]

((RICHARD BREWBAKER: I THINK THE POOLS SHOULD DEFINETELY STAY OPEN FOR THE KIDS ALONE.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=the kids alone]


But not everyone agrees.
The city has received numerous complaints, mainly from residents who own their own pools.
[SOT 1:37:30]
[IN Q=We just going]

((JIMMY FERGUESON/POOL OWNER: WE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO LET IT GO I GUESS. IT'S GOING TO HAVE TO GO ON DOWN THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY, UNLESS IT RAINS, HOPE IT RAINS.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=hope it rains]


All he can do is hope for rain.
Under the current water restrictions, he and other residents cannot fill, refill, replenish, or top off their pools.


[SOT 1:52:45]
[IN Q=The city defends]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE CITY DEFENDS THE DECISION TO KEEP THE POOLS OPEN ARGUING IT IS BETTER TO HAVE A SAFE PLACE FOR KIDS THAN HAVE THEM OUT ON THE STREETS CAUSING TROUBLE. AND THEY STRESS ALTHOUGH THE POOLS WILL REMAIN OPEN, WATER CONSERVATION IS STILL A TOP PRIORITY.))
[Runs= 14]
[OUT Q= a top priority]

((NAT SOUND OF GIRL ANNOUNCING))
Workers are allowed to refill the pools.
But city officials say it will be done only as needed.
[SOT 1:32:53]
[IN Q=We're going to allow]

((STEVE BUSCHOR/PARK AND RECREATION DIRECTOR: WE'RE GOING TO ALLOW OUR SYSTEM TO RUN AND EVAPORATE TO THE LOWEST POSSIBLE LEVEL BEFORE WE NO LONGER CAN RECIRCULATE SO FILLING WILL BE MINIMAL AT BEST.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=minimal at best]


The city will also close each of the two pools one day each week.
They've also hired additional lifeguards hoping it will attract more people to the pools at Washington and Fallon Park.
[SOT 1:48:30]
[IN Q=Maybe it will help]

((ROBIN DUNCAN: MAYBE IT WILL HELP PEOPLE FROM FIlLING UP POOLS AT HOME IF THEY ALREADY COME OUT TO THE POOLS THAT ARE ALREADY FILLED UP.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=already filled up]


That maybe so, but for some pool owners, tempers will most certainly continue to rise as Carvins Cove continues to drop.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))


[B'burg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=FIRE]


Fire has left members of a Virginia Tech fraternity house temporarily homeless.
Blacksburg firefighters say the blaze started early this morning in the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
It broke out in a mattress in the basement -- reaching the ceiling and causing significant damage.
Five people were in the house ... all escaped unharmed.
The fire did about 75-hundred dollars damage.
Firefighters say it appears to be an accident.



[Franklin-Ax]


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


A Bassett man was killed in an motorcycle accident in Franklin County last night. Police say 49- year- old Danny Lee Spencer was driving on route 608 after 8 P-M when he ran off the road and struck a tree. Spencer was pronounced dead at the scene.

[Landers-Obit]


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


The woman who doled out advice to millions of newspaper readers has died.
Ann Landers passed away in Chicago at the age of 83.
Jennifer Jones takes a look back at her career.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=07-Ann Landers; :21]
[SUPER=@jones2; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=JJ, CBS News, Chicago.]




[Explore-Park]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC-1:47:15]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Virginia's Explore Park put a new twist on an existing exhibit this weekend...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The park relocated and expanded its 1671 Native American interpretive site called (toe-TEHR-oh) Totero Village.
Yesterday, Native Americans gathered at the site to hold a traditional blessing ceremony.
It included music, prayers, and a sacred burial.
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[SOT 1:10:43]
[IN Q=Places like this give]

((CLARK SAGE/NATIVE AMERICAN COORDINATOR: PLACES LIKE THIS GIVE US A CHANCE TO GO BACK AND SHOW THAT NOT EVERYONE LIVED IN TEE-PEES AND NOT EVERYONE RODE HORSES OR OTHER AREAS EVERYONE IS FAMILIAR WITH. THIS IS JUST A DIFFERENT WAY OF LIFE AND PEOPLE GET TO EXPERIENCE IT UP HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Clark Sage/Native American Coordinator; :]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=it up here]
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[VO-NAT]


The site is now four times larger with more homes and an expanded garden.
Explore Park donated a dollar from ticket sales to the Native American Heritage Association Scholarship at Radford University.
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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....... We'll talk with a doctor who is working to bring healthcare to the homeless in our area.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

but first
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[VO-NAT]

We are going revisit Watergate... and meet two Roanoker's who were there when the flood gates opened.
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[Lotto]
[Break #1]



[Watergate-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Marya @ Pulpit]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Newsreel]

This week marked the 30th anniversary of one of America's biggest political scandals. The Watergate break-in- -and the cover-up that followed- -brought an early end to the Nixon administration. Two Roanoke men played prominent roles in the search for justice. Keith Humphry takes a look back in our Virginia Newsreel.
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[SOT]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It began]
[SUPER=@file]
[SUPER=07-President Richard Nixon; :33]
[SUPER=01-Caldwell Butler/Former Sixth District Congressman; 1:26]
[SUPER=01-Sam Garrison/Former Judiciary Committee Lawyer; 1:52]
[RUNS=3:10]
[OUT Q=I'm Keith Humphry]

((It began on June 17, 1972 when five men were apprehended for breaking into the Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate building. The White House called it a "third-rate burglary," but it was later discovered that the burglars were being paid by the Committee to re-elect Richard Nixon. That's when the flood of falsehoods began to pour out of the White House.
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[SOT 92-53 25:40]
[IN Q=I think]
[RUNS= 9]

((I THINK THERE WAS NO QUESTION THAT THE COVER UP BEGAN THAT SATURDAY WHEN WE REALIZED THERE WAS A BREAK-IN. I DON'T EVER THINK THERE WERE EVER ANY DISCUSSION THAT THERE WOULDN'T BE A COVER-UP))
[OUT Q=cover-up]

The President claimed he was not connected with any of it.
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[SOT92-53 13:28]
[IN Q=I had no]
[RUNS= 11]

((I HAD NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF THE WATERGATE BREAK-IN. I NEITHER KNEW ABOUT NOR TOOK PART IN ANY OF THE SUBSEQUENT COVER UP ACTIVITIES.))
[OUT Q=cover-up activities]

But later, members of his own staff said they had warned him about his dangerous liaisons.
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[SOT 92-53 9:20]
[IN Q=I began by]
[RUNS= 10]

((I BEGAN BY TELLING THE PRESIDENT THAT THERE WAS A CANCER GROWING ON THE PRESIDENCY AN IF THE CANCER WAS NOT REMOVED, THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF WOULD BE KILLED BY IT.))
[OUT Q=killed by it]


In hearings before the House Judiciary Committee, evidence continued to come out indicating the President knew more than he was saying. Some Republicans crossed party lines to approve three articles of impeachment against the President. The first to make the leap was Roanoke's Sixth District Congressman Caldwell Butler. He acknowledged at the time that he was afraid such a move could be career suicide. But to him it was either that or watch the honor of the Presidency die.
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[SOT 598-35 1:17:23-ish]
[IN Q=it was a ]
[RUNS= 11]

((IT WAS A VOTE THAT I DO NOT THINK HAD TO ME MADE ON PARTY LINES. I THINK IT WAS A CONSCIENCE VOTE. THAT'S THE KIND... AND THERE ARE NOT MANY OF THEM OF THIS MAGNITUDE.))
[OUT Q=this magnitude]

[June 17, 1997] Five years ago we spoke with a Roanoke lawyer who served as Republican Counsel to the Judiciary Committee during the impeachment hearings. Sam Garrison says, in hind-sight, the most important legacy of Watergate is that no one is above the law.
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[SOT 97-33]
[IN Q=I felt right]
[RUNS= 30]

((I FELT RIGHT AFTER THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY ENDED WITH THE PRESIDENT'S RESIGNATION THAT SOMETHING RATHER IMPORTANT HAD BEEN SAID TO THE CHILDREN OF THE COUNTRY... THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS FUNCTIONING IN A WAY TO CONVEY A CLEAR MESSAGE TO PEOPLE YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE THAT IN THIS COUNTRY THERE WILL NOT BE A KING OR QUEEN.))
[OUT Q=king or queen]

The message of Watergate was still ringing in Congress a generation later when President Bill Clinton was impeached by the House in 1999 but acquitted on a tie vote in the Senate.
[NAT SOT break]

In the 1970's, Nixon resigned the Presidency, rather than face impeachment.
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[SOT 92-53 7:25]
[IN Q=I have never]
[RUNS= 24]

((I HAVE NEVER BEEN A QUITTER. TO LEAVE OFFICE BEFORE MY TIME IS COMPLETED IS ABHORRENT TO EVERY INSTINCT IN MY BODY. BUT AS PRESIDENT, I MUST PUT THE INTEREST OF AMERICA FIRST - THEREFORE - I SHALL RESIGN THE PRESIDENCY EFFECTIVE AT NOON TOMORROW.))
[OUT Q=at noon tomorrow]

Vice President Gerald Ford was sworn in as the 38th President on August 9, 1974. For Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.))
[marya toss to bump]

[Putt-Putt]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=TimeOff#4 TC-13:48]
[GRAPHIC=none ]


Putt Putt courses are usually thought of places to relax and have fun with your friends and family... But, in this week's Time Off, Shannon Young discovered that sometimes there's more to Putt Putt than "just for the fun of it".
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The old saying that you drive for show and putt for dough...]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :15]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Cooper/Putter; :28 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Joe Aboid/Putt-Putt Golf and Games; :37]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:44]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=STD]
(([SOT 4:26-4:38]
[IN Q=The old saying that you drive for show and putt for dough...]

((JOE ABOID/PUTT-PUTT GOLF AND GAMES: THE OLD SAYING THAT YOU DRIVE FOR SHOW AND PUTT FOR DOUGH AND WHAT WE'VE DONE IS TAKEN HALF OF THE GAME OF GOLF, THE IMPORTANT PART, AND CREATED A TOUR OUT OF IT: THE PROFESSIONAL PUTTERS ASSOCIATION.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=the Professional Putters Association.]

Joe Aboid is not only an avid putter. He is also the owner of the Putt-Putt Golf course in Lynchburg. Feel free to make mistakes on his course, just don't confuse it with miniature golf. Aboid says putt-putt is all about skill.
[SOT 20:44-20:48]
[IN Q=You're kidding!]

((MICHELLE COOPER/PUTTER: YOU'RE KIDDING! OF WHICH I HAVE NONE. (laughs)))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=of which I have none! (laughs)]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 7:29-7:42]
[IN Q=Each hole is designed to make a hole in one.]

((JOE ABOID: EACH HOLE IS DESIGNED TO MAKE A HOLE IN ONE, EACH HOLE IS A PAR 2. MINIATURE GOLF IS A GAME OF CHANCE. IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH SKILL TO HIT A BALL INTO AN ALLIGATOR'S MOUTH, HAVE IT COME OUT ITS TAIL AND DROP INTO THE CUP.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=drop into the cup.]

Everybody has the same goal...
[SOT 21:01-21:03]
[IN Q=Getting it in...]

((AMANDA COOPER/PUTTER: GETTING IT IN THE HOLE.))
[RUNS= :02]
[OUT Q=in the hole.]

...and it seems, the same complaints.
[SOT 22:19-22:21]
[IN Q=The ones that're on the hills...]

((ALEX BERRY/PUTTER: THE ONES THAT'RE ON THE HILLS ARE THE HARDEST.))
[RUNS= :02]
[OUT Q=are the hardest.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 20:26-20:30]
[IN Q=All the hills. Can't quite manage...]

((MICHELLE COOPER: ALL THE HILLS. CAN'T QUITE MANGE TO GET 'EM OVER THE HILLS AND INTO THE HOLE.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=over the hills and into the hole.]

The answer may be to change the location of the tee.
[SOT 9:49-10:02]
[IN Q=This is the third tee mat position...]

((JOE ABOID: THIS IS THE THIRD TEE MAT POSITION AND BECAUSE OF THE ANGLE OF THE HILL YOU GO RIGHT THERE, IT SWINGS IT OVER TO THE RIGHT A LITTLE BIT AND INTO THE CUP.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=that's called an interlock grip.]

That... and practice.
[SOT 8:36-8:40]
[IN Q=Oh yeah, I can do it.]

((JOE ABOID: OH YEAH, I CAN DO IT. GIVE ME 40 OR 50 CHANCES, I CAN DO ANYTHING.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=I can do anything.]

Professionals play for money. Aboid estimates players will putt for about 125-thousand this year. But despite the emphasis that elite group puts on good form, patience and concentration, Aboid says putt-putt can also appeal to those who's abilities are a little green.
[SOT 6:43-6:49]
[IN Q=It takes no special skill, no special strength...]

((JOE ABOID: IT TAKES NO SPECIAL SKILL, NO SPECIAL STRENGTH, NO SPECIAL EQUIPMENT TO PLAY OUR GAME.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=equipment to play our game.]

And when you get frustrated remember, in the more than 40-year history of putt-putt golf, only two players have shot a perfect game. Shannon Young, News 7, Lynchburg.))


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[ANCHOR=]
[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......
The game will go on without St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile ... found dead in his hotel room at the age of 33.
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And... a piece of Roanoke railway history is back on track.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Rockbridge-FAtal]


[ANCHOR=Marya\]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


An accident on interstate 81 has closed both Northbound lanes in Rockbridge County. Police say a tractor-trailor crashed near Exit 180. There is no word on when the Interstate will re-open. We will have more information about the accident tonight on News 7 at 6.



[Covington-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]

Three women are accused of killing a Covington man who's death was originally thought to be a heart attack. 22- year old Lauri Ann Benedict and 28- year old Jeanna Marie Wright face capital murder and robbery charges. Benedict's twin, Lisa Lynn Ely, has been charged with first degree murder and robbery. Prosecutors say 61- year old Jimmy Rose was found dead on his living room floor in February. The next month, police began receiving tips that he'd actually been killed. Authorities now believe Rose was suffocated and robbed after letting the women into his apartment.

[Baseball-Death]


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


Darryl Kile was supposed to be on the mound for tonight's game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs.
Instead, the game will go on without him.
The 33-year-old pitcher was found dead in his hotel bed.
As Drew Levinson reports, an autopsy today is expected to confirm he died of natural causes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Chasen/Investigator; :21 - QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; :33]
[SUPER=01-Joe Girardi/Chicago Cubs; :46 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Tina Kirk/Cardinals Fan; :56 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Walt Jocketty/Cardinals General Manager; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=DL, CBS News, Chicago.]

(((NATSOUND FILE)
At six-foot-five Darryl Kile was an imposing figure on the mound.
At 33 years old--the St. Louis star pitcher was in the prime of his career.
But Saturday morning--the father of three young children was found in his Chicago hotel room...dead--apparently from natural causes..

(SOT LT. MICHAEL CHASEN/INVESTIGATOR) QUICK CG!!


"IT APPEARS THAT HE DIED IN HIS HIS BED, IN HIS SLEEP."
With only two hours to game time and no sign of Kile at the Ballpark--his teammates began to worry. Hotel security had to force their way into his locked room.

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)


"KILE WAS SCHEDULED TO START THE FINAL GAME OF THE SERIES SUNDAY NIGHT BETWEEN THE CUBS AND CARDINALS HERE AT WRIGLEY FIELD.
AS FOR TODAY'S GAME--IT WAS CANCELLED."
Most of the nearly 40-thousand fans didn't find out until they were already in the stadium.

SOT JOE GIRARDI/CHICAGO CUBS PLAYER QUICK CG!


" I ASK THAT YOU SAY A PRAYER FOR THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS FAMILY."
This is the second death to hit the Cardinals in a week--Tuesday longtime St. Louis broadcaster Jack Buck died after a long illness.

SOT - TINA KIRK/CARDINALS FAN - "It's unbelievable...just unbelievable."

- QUICK CG!
Kile had a record of 5 and 4. He last pitched on Tuesday--a game he won.
His best season came two years ago when he went 20 and 9.
Back in 1993 while playing for the Houston Astros Kile pitched a no hitter.

(NATSOUND FROM NO-HITTER)


Cardinals' General Manager Walt Jocketty was asked what he'll remember most about his star pitcher.

(SOT WALT JOCKETTY/CARDINALS GENERAL MANAGER)


"WELL I THINK HIS COMPETITIVENESS, HW WAS A GUY WHO LOVED TO COMPETE, LOVED TO WIN."
A makeshift memorial for Kile has already been set up at the St. Louis Ballpark. It's right next to one honoring Jack Buck.
An autopsy will be performed to determine exactly why a young--apparently fit professional athlete is dead.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Chicago.))

[Choo-Choo]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC-1:25:47]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's full steam ahead for a piece of Roanoke's history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society held a ceremony yesterday to celebrate the restoration of a 40 -year- old Norfolk and Western diesel locomotive.
The 522 served the Norfolk and Western and later Norfolk Southern until its retirement in 1992.
The society bought the locomotive three years ago and began a fifty thousand dollar restoration project.
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[SOT 11:33:25]
[IN Q=Once it was running]

((BRIAN CROSIER/NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: ONCE IT WAS RUNNING WE COMPLETELY STRIPPED THE BODY AND DID A WHOLE NEW PAINT JOB AND NEW LETTERING AND SO FORTH TRYING TO RECREATE AS CLOSE TO THE ORIGINAL APPEARANCE AS POSSIBLE WITH A FEW SAFETY APPLICATIONS SUCH AS THE EXTRA YELLOW ON THE CORNER HANDRAILS.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Crosier/National Railway Historical Society]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=on the corner handrails]
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[VO-NAT]


The public can see the locomotive by appointment only.
You can contact the gift shop at the Museum of Transportation to set one up.
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[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Marya 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Tom Cruise is back in action on the big screen.... but will Minority Report be a Major hit? .. See what Roger Ebert has to say after the break -
[ANCHOR=Brent]

AND -
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[VO-NAT]


When Roanoke Valley Horse Show prances into town... the local businesses start jumping for joy... We'll tell you why coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning.
But first if you are traveling today........ [Brent ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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[Brent MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[Profile-Open]


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


You've heard the phrase "one person's trash is another person's treasure"..
No one knows that better than an Appomattox County minister whose small charity is making a big difference in the world.
Steve Smallshaw tells us more in this week's "Virginia Profile".
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[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=SunAM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=Profiles #5 1:41:08]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Reverend Ronald]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Ronald Davidson/Gleaning For The World; :54]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:21]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=News7, Appomattox County.]


(( Reverend Ronald Davidson is the man in charge of a warehouse full of trash.
Trash by industry standards that is.. in reality these stacks of products which include food, clothing and medical supplies are still perfectly good.
[SOT 10:51:27]

((SEE THAT LITTLE AIR BUBBLE RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT THERE? THAT'S DEFECTIVE.))
[RUNS= 06]


But instead of trashing these candles or selling them as irregulars, the company that makes them donates thousands every month to Gleaning for the World in Appomattox County.
The candles will go to students in countries where electricity is scarce, so they can study at night.
[SOT 10:47:29]

((WE LITERALLY HAVE PEOPLE DYING BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE SUTURES AND SCALPELS AND BANDAGES TO DO SIMPLE SURGERIES.))
[RUNS= 05]


And it's not just simple things like candles.. over-the-counter medicines, operating gurneys, beds, computers, even hospital linens that can be turned into diapers...all of this was destined for a landfill before Reverend Davidson and his crew stepped in.
[SOT 10:57:17]

((REV. RONALD DAVIDSON/GLEANING FOR THE WORLD: WHAT WE DO IS WE GO IN THE BACK DOOR AND ASK THEM FOR WHAT THEY'RE DESTROYING. SO THAT WE CAN TAKE WHAT IS GOING TO THE LANDFILL AND SAVE LANDFILL SPACE AND AT THE SAME TIME TIME WE CAN SAVE LIVES AND SOULS WITH IT.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=souls with it.]
[SOT 10:58:16]

((DAVIDSON: WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT TRASH, WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT GARBAGE, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT STUFF THAT YOU AND I WOULD USE EVERY SINGLE DAY, THAT A PERSON IN GUATEMALA WHO'S MAKING THREE DOLLARS A DAY IS NOT ABLE TO AFFORD.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=able to afford.]
[natsot loading bags 11:06:40]
[RUNS= 02]


Since its start in 1998, Gleaning for the World has shipped more than 75 million dollars worth of goods overseas, where mission groups distribute them to those in need.
Culling from just a 200-mile radius around central Virginia, Davidson says they're just scratching the surface.
[SOT 11:15:59//11:16:38]

((WE'RE NOT TOUCHING ONE TENTH OF ONE PERCENT. I WOULD SAY TO ANYONE IN INDUSTRY 'LOOK AROUND AND SEE WHAT YOU'RE DESTROYING'. LOOK AT WHAT YOU'RE THROWING AWAY AND SEE IF TI CAN SAVE SOMEBODY'S LIFE AND GIVE US A CALL AND SEE IF WE CAN USE IT OR NOT.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=use it or not.]
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This week, Gleaning moved out its 500th shipment.. both a milestone and a starting point.
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((DAVIDSON: IF WE HAVE A SUCCESSFUL DAY WE SAVE LIVES OF PEOPLE THAT COULD HAVE DIED. IF WE HAVE A POOR DAY WE'RE GOING TO LOSE PEOPLE WHO COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED. TO COME TO WORK EVERY MORNING AND KNOW THAT YOUR JOB IS TO SAVE LIVES IS A PRETTY GREAT JOB TO HAVE.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Appomattox County.))
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC-59:43]
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The Roanoke Valley Horse Show is big business, not just for the city of Salem, but also for the Roanoke Valley economy. Richard Lesko explains.
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[SUPER=01-Carol Whiteside/Roanoke Valley Horseman's Association; :20]
[SUPER=01-Keith Griswold/"Mac & Bob's" General Manager; :47]
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[SUPER=01-Brad Goodale/Holiday Inn General Manager; :1:21]
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[OUT Q=Richard Lesko, News 7.]



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((JANE TILLEY; I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT'S BEEN, BUT IT'S BEEN ABOUT TWENTY YEARS, I HAVEN'T MISSED IT YET HAVE I?))
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[OUTQ=yet, have I?]

Jane Tilley has been coming to the Roanoke Valley Horse Show all the way from Richmond nearly since it began. She's just one of countless exhibitors and spectators who bring nearly 14-MILLION dollars to the Roanoke Valley economy.
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((CAROL WHITESIDE/HORSEMANS ASSOC. VICE PRESIDENT; THESE PEOPLE COME IN FOR 5-7 DAYS, THEY BUY GAS, NEED LODGING, RESTARAUNTS, DRY CLEANERS, CLEANERS, THEY LIVE HERE FOR A WEEK AND THEN MOVE ON.))
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[OUTQ=and then move on.]

And it's some of those restaraunts that see the biggest increase in business. At Mac & Bob's, during what is normally a slow time of the year, the week of the horse show brings regular customers year after year.
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[INQ=Our lunches and dinners...]

((KEITH GRISWOLD/"MAC & BOB'S" GENERAL MANAGER; OUR LUNCHES AND DINNERS INCREASE SUBSTANTIALLY FROM SUNDAY WHEN THE PARTICIPANTS FIRST ARRIVE UNTIL WHEN THEY LEAVE SATURDAY NIGHT WHEN THEY LEAVE, WE HAVE TO STAFF EXTRA PEOPLE FOR LONGER SHIFTS.))
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Also seeing an increase in the number of guests is the local hotel industry. On top of conventions and meetings, horse show exhibitors book more than a thousand hotel rooms for the week. The Holiday Inn Tanglewood has long been one of the biggest recipients of horse show dollars, having a long standing business relationship with the show.
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((BRAD GOODALE/HOLIDAY INN GENERAL MANAGER; WE'VE BEEN VERY APPRECIATIVE TO BE ABLE TO HOST IT. IT HAS MEANT QUITE A BIT FOR US OVER THE YEARS, THAT WE ARE ABLE TO DO IT, AND CONTINUE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM.))
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[OUTQ=good relationship with them.]

And it may be for just one week of the year, but the Roanoke Valley's oldest continuously run sporting event still has fans and local businesses smiling. [sports next] Richard Lesko News 7.))