[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....... An early morning fire causes one Roanoke home to cave in, and then spreads to a neighbor's house....
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And a gun accident leaves a child dead - and a man facing neglect charges.

We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[BentMtn-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Marya- 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none - change from lineup!!!!!]


[STAY ON 2-SHOT] [READ AS SIDE NOTE TO HELLO!!]

Power is out around parts of Bent Mountain this morning.
A car wreck knocked down a power line .... and lanes of Route 221 are blocked in that area.
We'll pass along any more information if we receive it.
[GO TO NEWS]

[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=02-25 tc 32:51]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire destroyed a house in Roanoke this morning - and forced neighbors to evacuate their home...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;]

Officials say they received a fire call about a vacant house on the corner of Seventh and Marshall Streets around 5. When firefighters arrived, it had spread through the entire building. As you can see here - the home eventually collapsed . . . but not before catching the house next door on fire. The two people who lived at the second house were evacuated. That fire was contained upstairs. Fire officials do not know what started the blaze.
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[Child-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC-1:53:04]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

Police say a three-year-old child accidentally shot and killed himself this weekend...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]

Officials say Juwan Marcus Smith's mother left him in the care of 44- year- old Rodney Patterson on Friday at this apartment building on Westside Boulevard. That's where authorities believe the three- year- old picked up the weapon and accidentally shot himself in the head with a 9-millimeter pistol left beside Patterson's bed. When authorities arrived around noon yesterday, the child was unresponsive and died about a half hour later.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Rodney Patterson is being held at the Roanoke City Jail without bond on felony child neglect charges.


[Jordan-Mart]


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


Roanoke City police are handling another investigation... this one involving a fight that's left one person dead. Police say 41- year- old Christopher Swanson McCoy suffered head injuries during a confrontation in front of the Jordan Mart on Cove Road Friday. McCoy died yesterday. Officials say they're looking at a surveillance tape from the store to see exactly what happened.


[Ireland-Riot]


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


A march by pro-British Protestants has touched off the worst rioting Northern Ireland has seen in recent years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belfast, Northern Ireland;]


Police used a water cannon against 300 nationalists who pelted them with stones, bottles and paint bombs.
The renewed violence has threatened to undermine the 1998 "Good Friday" peace deal between majority Protestants and minority Catholics.
Violence flared after a parade by the Protestant Orange Order.
Tensions traditionally escalate during parade, when Protestants celebrate ancient battlefield victories over Catholics.
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[Clooney-Obit]


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

A entertainment legend has passed away.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@FILE]

Singer-Actress Rosemary Clooney died in her Beverly Hills home last night from complications due to lung cancer. The 74-year old entertainer had a string of hit singles beginning in the 1950's with "Come On-a-My-House" followed by the songs "Hey There" and "This Old House". She later starred in the television and films. Drugs and alcohol nearly destroyed Clooney's career before she made a comeback in the 1970s. Clooney received a lifetime Grammy Award in February of this year - but was unable to accept the award in person. She also received an Emmy nomination in 1995 as outstanding guest actress in a dramatic series, when she appeared on the "E-R" series starring her nephew George Clooney.
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[President-Health]


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


President Bush handed over the country to Vice President Dick Cheney for about two hours yesterday ... just long enough to get a clean bill of health from his doctor.
Bill Plante takes a closer look at the President's prognosis.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=President Bush]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Tubb/U. S. Air Force; :08]
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleisher/White House Spokesman; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Bill Plante/Reporting; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=BP, CBS News.]

(( PRESIDENT BUSH GOT A ROUTINE COLON SCREENING AT CAMP DAVID. HIS DOCTOR GAVE MR. BUSH A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH.

(SOT DR. RICHARD TUBB, COL., USAF)


The procedured lasted for 20 minutes and then was completely uncomplicated. No polyps were found, no abnormalities were found.

(VO LETTER)

AT 7:09 THIS MORNING, THE PRESIDENT SIGNED A LETTER TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, VOLUNTARILY TRANSFERRING POWER TO THE VICE PRESIDENT UNDER THE 25TH AMENDMENT - A STEP HE SAYS HE TOOK BECAUSE THE NATION IS AT WAR.
THE COLONOSCOPY WAS OVER IN JUST TWENTY MINUTES, AND AT 7:31am, MR. BUSH AWOKE FROM HIS ANESTHESIA, JOKED WITH DOCTORS ABOUT HOW SOON HE COULD EAT AND CALLED HIS WIFE AND THE VICE PRESIDENT.

(PIC OF BUSH WITH SPOT AND BARNEY??)


HIS SPOKESMAN SAYS THE PRESIDENT THEN PLAYED WITH HIS DOGS, SPOT AND BARNEY, AND HAD WAFFLES FOR BREAKFAST.

(VO WH STILL OF BUSH WITH LAURA, THE CARDS, AND MARVIN)


THEN, AFTER A BRIEF MEDICAL EXAM, MR. BUSH SIGNED A SECOND LETTER RESUMING HIS POWER AT 9:24am - AND WENT FOR A FOUR AND A HALF MILE WALK WITH HIS WIFE, BROTHER MARVIN AND CHIEF OF STAFF ANDY CARD AND HIS WIFE.

(VO CHENEY)


VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY WAS AT HIS WHITE HOUSE OFFICE AS USUAL EARLY SATURDAY WHEN THE CALL CAME INFORMING HIM HE WAS TEMPORARILY IN CHARGE - BUT DID NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY.

(SOT FLEISCHER)


No i really can't say there was. The vice president (chuckles) I'd have to ask his staff if they addressed him as Mr. Acting President I don't think they did, it's a mouthful.

(ON CAMERA)


HIS SPOKESMAN SAYS THE PRESIDENT - AS HE PROMISED - WENT FOR A WORKOUT IN THE CAMP DAVID GYM AFTER GETTING THE NEWS THAT HIS TESTS WERE COMPLETELY CLEAR. AND THE RESULTS BROUGHT MORE GOOD NEWS. THE DOCTORS SAY MR. BUSH WON'T NEED ANOTHER EXAM FOR FIVE YEARS. BP CBS NEWS....))

[Rke-Water]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC-1:10:14]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]

Parched yards in Roanoke City can now get watered down ...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The city has placed rented, seven thousand gallon water tanks at two new locations.... one at Wasena Park, the other at the Brown Robertson Park. The tank at Wasena park will pull water from the Roanoke River-- while the tank at Brown Robertson will pull water from Lick Run. Each tank has two water hoses attached to it, and will be available to residents 24- hours a day.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:39:12]
[IN Q=I'M NOT MAD]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Patterson/Roanoke Resident]

((I'M NOT MAD ABOUT IT BUT I THINK THE VALLEY SHOULD HAVE A REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AND I DON'T REMEMBER WHEN THEY TALKED ABOUT IT BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE IT YEARS AGO THAT'S MY OPINION ANYWAY.))
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=MY OPINION ANYWAY.]
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[VO-NAT]

The water is UN-treated... so it cannot be used for drinking or for filling swimming pools.
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[Tease#1]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Got Milk?? Where better to find a the next milk mustache star than right here in the Star City...
[ANCHOR=Brent]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning
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[VO-NAT]

find out how you can be the next lactose lover and maybe even land in Rolling Stone Magazine - that's after the break ...
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[Lotto]
[Break #1]



[Got-Milk]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC-1:23:58]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some area kids are learning about building strong bones while sporting milk mustaches ... It's all part of the Got Milk? campaign that rolled into Roanoke this weekend. Here to tell us more about the Milk Rules Road Trip is Andy Gerlt..
[super=01-Andy Gerlt/Milk Rules Road Trip]

Thanks for joining us this morning...
((MArya ad libs))
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[vo-nat] ((I will call for))
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[TAKE INFO FS] And if you think Milk Rules - or just want to don a milk mustache - you can be a part of it today at the Food Lion on Starkey Road (Across from the Holiday Inn Tanglewood) from 1-4.
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News 7 Sunday Morning will be right back.[BRI-Farm]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=TimeOff#4 TC-15:55]
[GRAPHIC=none]

If you ever wish you could step into a more modest time then Ferrum College has just the place for you. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young drops by the Blue Ridge Institute where the folks there like doing things the old fashioned way.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=He only has teeth on the bottom.]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :08]
[SUPER=01-Rebecca/Interpreter; :27]
[SUPER=01-Jackie Evans/Girl Scout; :57 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Brittany Whitman/Girl Scout; 1:08]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:46]
[SUPER=01-Julia Peltier/Girl Scout; 1:54 (quick)]
[RUNS=2:03]
[OUT Q=STD]



(([SOT 1:54:04-1:54:11]
[IN Q=He only has teeth on the bottom...]

((HE ONLY HAS TEETH ON THE BOTTOM. NOT ONLY THAT, HE'S A VEGETARIAN.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=not only that, he's a vegetarian.]

Come sink *your* teeth into a day at the farm at Ferrum College.
Today, the Blue Ridge Institute's living history museum is hosting a group of girls scouts. The fifth and sixth graders are experiencing German-American farm life as it was in 1800, complete with bonnets, aprons and a long list of chores.
[SOT 2:01:21-2:01:53]
[IN Q=They take a rotation of helping in the kitchen...]

((REBECCA: THEY TAKE A ROTATION OF HELPING IN THE KITCHEN, WORK IN THE GARDEN, BLACKSMITHS SHOP, THIS YEAR WE'RE WORKING WITH THE OXEN.))
[RUNS= :28]
[OUT Q=we're working with the oxen.]

Did she say "work"?
That's not how the girls see their duties.
[SOT 1:55:23-1:55:27]
[IN Q=We get to do alot of fun stuff...]

((WE GET TO DO A LOT OF FUN STUFF WE WOULDN'T GET TO DO IF WE WEREN'T HERE.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=if we weren't here.]

And learn skills they might not otherwise have even known existed like, how to wash butter...
[SOT 2:07:40-2:07:54]
[IN Q=After you made it and churned it...]

((BRITTANY: AFTER YOU MADE IT AND CHURNED IT YOU PUT IT IN A BOWL WITH WATER... PUT IT IN A BOWL WITHOUT WATER.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=put it in a bowl without water.]

Of course, their efforts pay off at meal time.
[NAT SOT 1:50:42-1:50:44]

Interpretors, like Philip, explain how it hasn't always been easy to hammer out a living. They hope, by literally wearing the hat of a 19th century farmer, that visitors will more fully appreciate those who came before.
[SOT 2:03:52-2:03:59]
[IN Q=I think we have to have an understanding...]

((REBECCA: I THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHERE WE CAME FROM IN ORDER TO APPRECIATE WHERE WE ARE NOW.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=where we are now.]

One thing's for certain. The experience whetted the girl scouts' apetite for knowledge, along with a hunger for much more than history.
[SOT 2:07:08-2:07:13]
[IN Q=Uh, yeah, probably get my mom...]

((JULIA: UH YEAH, PROBABLY GET MY MOM TO BAKE REAL BREAD INSTEAD OF USING HER BREAD MAKER.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=using her bread maker.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Franklin County.))
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[ANCHOR=Brent]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The Blue Ridge Farm Museum is open by appointment only Monday through Friday. You can drop by unannounced on summer weekends.

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[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... Fire destroys one house this morning and spreads to the neighboring one ..
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And legendary performer Rosemary Clooney succumbs to cancer.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

[2-shot toss to hello]

[2-BentMtn-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Marya- 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none - change from lineup!!!!!]


[STAY ON 2-SHOT] [READ AS SIDE NOTE TO HELLO!!]

Power is out around parts of Bent Mountain this morning.
A car wreck knocked down a power line .... and lanes of Route 221 are blocked in that area.
We'll pass along any more information if we receive it.
[GO TO NEWS]

[2-Child-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC-1:53:04]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

Police say a three-year- old accidentally shot and killed himself yesterday.
The man who was caring for him is being held at the Roanoke City Jail this morning without bond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]

Officials say Juwan Marcus Smith's mother left him in the care of 44- year- old Rodney Patterson on Friday at this apartment building on Westside Boulevard. That's where authorities believe the three- year- old picked up the weapon and accidentally shot himself in the head with a 9-millimeter pistol left beside Patterson's bed. When authorities arrived around noon yesterday, the child was unresponsive and died about a half hour later.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Rodney Patterson faces felony child neglect charges.

[2-Jordan-Mart]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A fight at a Roanoke City convenience store left one person dead... Police say 41-year -old Christopher Swanson McCoy suffered head injuries during a confrontation in front of the Jordan Mart on Cove Road Friday. McCoy died yesterday. Officials say they're looking at a surveillance tape from the store to see exactly what happened.


[2-Ireland-Riot]


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


A march by pro-British Protestants has touched off the worst rioting Northern Ireland has seen in recent years.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belfast, Northern Ireland;]


Police used a water cannon against 300 nationalists who pelted them with stones, bottles and paint bombs.
The renewed violence has threatened to undermine the 1998 "Good Friday" peace deal between majority Protestants and minority Catholics.
Violence flared after a parade by the Protestant Orange Order.
Tensions traditionally escalate during parade, when Protestants celebrate ancient battlefield victories over Catholics.
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[2-Clooney-Obit]


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

The world of entertainment lost a legend this weekend.
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@FILE]

Singer-Actress Rosemary Clooney died in her Beverly Hills home last night of complications from lung cancer. The 74-year old entertainer had a string of hit singles beginning in the 1950's with "Come On-a-My-House" followed by the songs "Hey There" and "This Old House". She later starred in the television and film. Drugs and alcohol nearly destroyed her career before she made a comeback in the 1970s. Clooney received a lifetime Grammy Award in February of this year - but was unable to accept the award in person.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[ss=none]

She also received an Emmy nomination in 1995 as outstanding guest actress in a dramatic series, when she appeared on the "E-R" series starring her nephew George Clooney.



[2-President-Health]


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


Vice President Dick Cheney got to run the country for about two hours yesterday ... just long enough for George Bush to get a clean bill of health.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The Commander In Chief is in "outstanding health," according to his doctor.
Bush underwent a routine colon screening at Camp David yesterday.
No problems were found.
Bush had to transfer power to the Vice President under the 25th Amendment -- because the nation's at war.
Cheney's two hours in charge were nothing out of the ordinary.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((ARI FLEISCHER: No i really can't say there was. The vice president (chuckles) I'd have to ask his staff if they addressed him as Mr. Acting President I don't think they did, it's a mouthful.))
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=it's a mouthful.]
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[VO-NAT]


After the checkup, the President played with his dogs, ate waffles, and went on a four- and- a -half mile walk.
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[Snowshoe]


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


It's a grueling 24- hour- long relay and it's taking place in West Virginia.
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[VO-NAT 16:13:14]
[SUPER=03-Snowshoe, WV;]

Yesterday, thousands of mountain bikers began the "Snowshoe relay". Riders form teams to bike over some of the rockiest terrain in the COUNTRY. This year, the event is being dedicated to an American soldier who was killed in Afghanistan last month. Sergeant Gene Vance was a West Virginia native and finished 42nd out of 250 participants in last year's race. Bikers observed a moment of silence in his memory.
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[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Joy 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning - We'll meet the new Miss Virginia as she joins us live here in our studios -
[ANCHOR=Brent]

AND
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[VO-NAT]

we'll tell you about another absolutely "purr-fect" competition that was prowling around the Civic Center this weekend... 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]

[2-Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=02-25 tc 32:51]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Fire burned a house down in Roanoke this morning and forced neighbors from their home...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; ]

Officials say they received a fire call about a vacant house on the corner of Seventh and Marshall Streets around 5. When firefighters arrived, it had spread through the entire building. As you can see here - the home eventually collapsed . . . but not before catching the house next door on fire. The two people who lived at the second house were evacuated. That fire was contained upstairs. Fire officials do not know what started the blaze.
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[HiTech-Fire]


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


There's a break in the investigation of a huge Arizona wildfire.
A man's been arrested for allegedly starting one of two fires that merged into a single blaze and burned more than 400 homes.
The man is reportedly a Bureau of Indian Affairs firefighter.
Meanwhile, firefighters are employing some high technology to fight the blaze.
Vince Gonzales has that story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS flames]
[SUPER=03-Show Low, AZ; ]
[SUPER=01-David Wilson/Geographic Information Specialist; :23]
[SUPER=07-Ron Babbit; 1:15]
[SUPER=02-Vince Gonzales/Reporting; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=VG, CBS, Show Low, Arizona.]

(((NATS) FLAMES
As this monster fire approached Show Low

(NATS PLANE OR HELO GOING OVER)


Eyes in the sky

(NATS) ground crew


and on the ground were collecting information about every acre it consumed.

(NATS) GIS TRUCK


All that information is gathered here-in this RV parked at the high school serving as a base camp -where Geographic Information Specialists can make maps on the move.

SOT/David Wilson/GIS: THAT'S WHY WE OPERATE OUT OF THE RV-IT'S SELF

CONTAINED AND MOBILE. WE'RE MAKING MAPS ON THE WAY.

(NATS) ripping map


In almost real time Dave Wilson and his team can produce exact maps of the fire front-down to the street level-for incident commanders and the crews on the fire linesusing new high-powered computers and Global positioning devices.
NATS of Map Printing. Dissolve to:
Just a few years ago maps were hand-drawn on the hoods of cars. Now it's delivered in color hard-copy or by computer.

SOT/DAVID WILSON/GIS: IT MAKES EVERYONE'S JOB A LITTLE EASIER AND

DEFINITELY SAFER.

(NASA ANIMATION) As for those eyes in the sky a brand-new system is in

place this year. Environmental sensors on board this NASA satellite give firefighters a near-instantaneous look at hot-spots. The signal goes from space to this receiving station in Missoula, Montana, at the Forest Service's Fire Sciences Lab.

SOT SOT/Ron Babbitt: IF YOU CAN GET THAT INFORMATION OUT TO THE FOLKS

MANAGING THE FIRE WITHIN A COUPLE OF HOURS THAT'S A BIG IMPROVEMENT.

NATSOT Air Tanker Drop


Even the red retardant dumped on fires is constantly being refined made into different mixtures and tested on Ponderosa Pine needles-- the same fuel feeding this Arizona fire.))
(( Close: High-tech won't replace firefighters but it may give them the upper hand much faster. Vince Gonzales, CBS News, Show Low, Arizona.))

[2-Rke-Water]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC-1:10:14]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]

Roanoke City has found a way for residents to drown their sorrows over dry yards and gardens...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The city has placed rented, seven thousand gallon water tanks at two new locations.... one at Wasena Park, the other at the Brown Robertson Park. The tank at Wasena park will pull water from the Roanoke River-- while the tank at Brown Robertson will pull water from Lick Run. Each tank has two water hoses attached to it, and will be available to residents 24- hours a day.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:39:12]
[IN Q=I'M NOT MAD]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Patterson/Roanoke Resident]

((I'M NOT MAD ABOUT IT BUT I THINK THE VALLEY SHOULD HAVE A REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AND I DON'T REMEMBER WHEN THEY TALKED ABOUT IT BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE IT YEARS AGO THAT'S MY OPINION ANYWAY.))
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=MY OPINION ANYWAY.]
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[VO-NAT]

The water is UN-treated... so it cannot be used for drinking or for filling swimming pools.
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[Stamps]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC-1:14:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Postal rates are on the rise... Starting today, stamp prices will be raised three cents... to 37 cents each. Justin McLeod explains why.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:11:01]
[IN Q=Nat sound of people walking into post office]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Victoria Smith/Postal Customer; :27]
[SUPER=01-Anne Murray/Roanoke Postmaster; :43]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Leach/Postal Customer; 1:01 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF PEOPLE WALKING INTO POST OFFICE; 2:11:01))
Post offices everywhere are especially busy this weekend.
[SOT 2:12:15; 2:11:27; 2:13:28]
[IN Q=I needed stamps]

((DELORES REED: I NEEDED STAMPS.)) ((VICTORIA SMITH: I HAD TO GET SOME NEW STAMPS.)) ((GEORGE YATES: I JUST WANT TO MAIL AS MANY AS I CAN FOR 34 CENTS.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=for 34 cents]


That's because starting Sunday postal rates will increase nearly eight percent.
A first class stamp will go from 34 to 37 cents.
Priority Mail will jump from 3.50 to 3.85. (SHOT OF PRIORTY MAIL; 2:06:22)
And it will cost you 1.20 more to use express mail.
[SOT 2:11:33]
[IN Q=It's really not that bad]

((VICTORIA SMITH: IT'S REALLY NOT THAT MUCH WHEN YOU CONSIDER OTHER COUNTRIES AND THE EFFICIENCY OF OUR POSTAL SERVICE, I THINK IT'S WORTH IT.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=it's worth it]


The Postal service cites fuel costs, rising health benefits, and additional deliveries as reasons for the rate increase.
September 11th also played a role.
[SOT 1:55:06]
[IN Q=A lot of the businesses]

((ANNE MURRAY/ROANOKE POSTMASTER: A LOT OF THE BUSINESSES CUT BACK ON THEIR MAILING EXPENSES AND CUT BACK ON THEIR MAILINGS AND THAT REDUCED THE AMOUNT OF REVENUE WE HAD COMING THROUGH THE POSTAL SERVICE.))
[Runs= 11]
[OUT Q=postal service]


The customers we talked to understand the need for the hike and are willing to pay more, but they would like to see the postal service go a step further.
[SOT 2:15:41]
[IN Q=Why not just make]

((PATRICK LEACH: WHY NOT JUST MAKE IT FIFTY CENTS AND THEN IT WILL BE FIVE SIX YEARS BEFORE YOU HAVE TO MOVE IT UP AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=move it up again]
[SOT 2:20:01]
[IN Q=You won't see one]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: YOU WON'T SEE ONE MAJOR INCREASE TO 40 OR EVEN 50 CENTS BECAUSE THE POSTAL SERVICE SAYS YOU SHOULD NOT PAY MORE THAN IS NECESSARY. THEY ALSO STRESS THAT MOST POSTAL CUSTOMERS BUY THEIR STAMPS IN BULK RATHER THAN SINGLES SO PENNIES ARE USUALLY NOT INVOLVED.))
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[OUT Q=usually not involved]

((NAT SOUND OF RIPPING TAPE; 2:05:49))
Customers hope the new rates will stick around for awhile.
[SOT 2:16:47]
[IN Q=It's kinda hard]

((GLORIA LUCAS: IT'S KINDA HARD TO KEEP UP WITH THIS UNLESS YOU WRITE IT DOWN.))
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[OUT Q=you write it down]


They'll probably be plenty of people writing it down (SHOT OF WRITING 2:07:17) when post offices re-open Monday morning.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))


[Profile-Open]


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


Dogs and horses that are unwanted and neglected have a new place to go for care. Noah's Station in Grayson County is a non-profit organization dedicated to getting the animals healthy and placed in new homes. In today's Virginia Profile, New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon takes a look at some of their success stories.
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[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=Profile]
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Galax; :00]
[SUPER=01-Suzie Tompkins/Noah's Station Owner; :10]
[SUPER=01-Emily Martin/Noah's Station Barn Manager; :48]
[SUPER=07-Kara Wilson; 1:14 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:24]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Galax.]

((NATS 12:04:27 Fiddler's black coat wasn't always this shiny and healthy.
He's one animal thats been saved by the work of Noah's Station.
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[SOT 22:14:06]
[IN Q=HE WAS]

((SUZIE TOMPKINS/NOAH'S STATION OWNER; HE WAS STARVING AT AN AUCTION AND WE JUST FOR SOME REASON JUST DECIDED WE HAD TO GO AND THERE HE WAS AND HE CAME HOME WITH US AND NOW HE'S FABULOUS.))
[OUT Q=FABULOUS.]

Once he's trained for riders they'll find him a home. It's a happy ending that's a dream come true Tompkins who says she's always wanted to help.
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[SOT 24:54:12]
[IN Q=That's]

((THAT'S ALL I KNOW IS TAKING CARE OF ANIMALS AND I'VE BEEN DOING IT ON A SMALL SCALE ALL MY LIFE AND BASICALLY I SOLD EVERYTHING PUT IT IN A PILE AND STARTED THIS.))
[OUT Q=THIS]

Noah's Station is the grand result. Its small full time staff and large group of volunteers tend to the animals medical and training needs. Today in Galax, they're working a booth at a fair to tell the public about their services.
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[SOT 27:01:28]
[IN Q=You've]

((EMILY MARTIN/NOAH'S STATION BARN MGR.; YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE A LOVE A WANT TO DO IT TO BE OUT THERE EVERYDAY DOING IT BECAUSE MY DAY STARTS EVERYDAY AT 7, 7:30 IN THE MORNING AND IT GOES TILL DARK.))
[OUT Q=TILL DARK]

Noah's Station has been in full operation out of a Woodlawn location for about a year. They have had anywhere from 1 to 37 dogs and horses in their care. Tompkins says adoptions happen quickly. NATS 19:48:02 "PETIE COME HERE SIT." Kara Wilson and Beagle mix Petie are an example.
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[SOT 20:18:00]
[IN Q=I just]

((KARA WILSON/ADOPTED A DOG; I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM AND I REALLY LIKED HIM REALLY GOOD.))
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[SOT 22:51:18]
[IN Q=we're]

((WE'RE PRETTY VERSATILE BUT OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL THE HORSES AND DOGS ARE HEALTHY AND HAPPY. ))
[OUT Q=HAPPY.]

And that the new owners are too. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Galax.))
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[ANCHOR=Brent]
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Noah's Station also provides obedience training, medical rehabilitation and boarding.




[Miss-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC-19:15]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Meet Miss Virginia 2002.
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[IN Q=And the New Miss]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Miss Virginia Pageant; :00 - QUICK]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=Miss Apple Blossom Festival.]
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[TWO SHOT] And she joins us here this morning -
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Pitts/Miss Virginia]

First of all - Congratulations...
((Brent ad libs))


[super=07-www.missva.com]

And if you would like to find out more about Jennifer or about the Miss Virginia Pageant, you can log onto the webaddress you see at the bottom of your screen . . . that's www. miss va.com
Thanks so much for joining us here this morning, Jennifer, and good luck at the Miss America Pageant!

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[Cat-Show]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC-1:53:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]

There is another - more catty - competition in Roanoke this weekend -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The annual Star City Cat Fanciers competition got underway yesterday at the Roanoke Civic Center.
This year's show features more than 300 cats from 35 different breeds. Many of the cats are also taking part in a competition where they are judged on beauty, confirmation, and show presence.
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[SOT 21:26:34]
[IN Q=This is not fun and games]

((NORMAN AUSPTIZ/CAT SHOW JUDGE: THIS IS NOT FUN AND GAMES. THIS IS VERY SERIOUS. MOST OF THESE CATS ARE PETS AT HOME BUT THEY'RE ALSO SHOW CATS AND WE REALLY WORK WITH THEM TO GET THEM USED TO THE CHAOS HERE AND THE CATS ENJOY IT.))
[SUPER=01-Norman Auspitz/Cat Show Judge]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=the cats enjoy it]
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[VO-NAT]

Contestants are earning points for a final national competition which will take place later this year. You can catch the show again today from 10 until four.
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[Police-Pull]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC-1:35:23]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some local police, firefighters and rescue personnel pulled their weight - and then some - for a good cause this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The State Police and the Roanoke County Police Department held an event at Green Hill Park yesterday to raise money for Special Olympics. Teams from police, fire, and rescue agencies competed to pull a fire truck for a set distance. The Roanoke County Police Department came in first followed by the Roanoke City officers. The event raised nearly 46-hundred dollars for Special Olympics Virginia. (------------)