[Open-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]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning.......
Roanoke police are looking for a suspect in a hotel robbery earlier this morning...
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And Afghanistan's vice president has been assasinated... We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Rke-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=02-28 5:31]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Roanoke police are searching for the man responsible for robbing a hotel early this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]

Police say the Ramada Inn of Franklin Road was held up around 5 by an armed man. This is the second hotel robbery in two days in the area. Yesterday - around the same time - the Econo Lodge on Orange Avenue was targeted. Officials can not say whether the same suspect is responsible for both incidents. They are, however, looking for a man they believe is armed with a gun AND knife.
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[ANCHOR=jOY]
[SS=NONE]
(++++++++++)

If you have any information on these robberies, you are asked to call the Roanoke Police Department at 345-8500.
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[L'burg-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=SAT AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-19 54:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Lynchburg 7-11 store was the target of an armed robbery .. for the second time in less than a week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday]


It happened early Thursday when police say a suspect entered the store, told the clerk he had a gun and ran off with a small amount of cash.
Police arrested 29-year-old Patrick Jason Mann a few hours later.. they say Mann was stealing money to support his drug habit.
Authorities believe Mann started his evening by burglarizing a hair salon and used that money to buy drugs.
He's been charged with both crimes.
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[Sobriety-Checkpoint]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=SAT AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=02-24 21:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke Police were out in full force last night catching drunk drivers who had a little too much holiday cheer this Fourth of July.
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[VO-NAT :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police conducted a sobriety check point in the 1600 block of Orange Avenue.
They pulled over more than 13-hundred motorists in less than a five hour period - and arrested 5 people for D-U-I's.
Officers evaluated drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment.
They also used the opportunity to educate the general driving public that it pays to stay sober.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There are fines]
[SUPER=01-B. F. Asbury/Roanoke City Police Department;]
[RUNS=25]
[OUT Q=a lot involved]
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[VO-NAT]


Officers are also issued more than 70 summonses for other traffic violations such as expired licenses and decals.
In fact, police say that is where most of the violations occurred.
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[Assassination]


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


Afghanistan's Vice President was assassinated today outside his office in downtown Kabul.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Afghan officials say Vice President Haji Abdul (kah-DEER)Qadir was shot by two gunmen as he drove into his office compound.
Authorities say 36 rounds were fired into the his car also killing his driver.
(kah-DEER) Qadir was one of three Vice Presidents chosen last month by the grand council. He played a leading role in last year's ousting of the Taliban.
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[Afghan-Bombing]


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


The U-S military is now admitting that civilians were killed in Monday's U-S bombing raid in Central Afghanistan.


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[VO-NAT, take video from 5:11:23]
[SUPER=03-Kabul, Afghanistan]


The U-S commander in Afghanistan has promised a formal investigation to determine what caused the civilian causalities and how to prevent them in the future.
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[SOT5:47:06]
[IN Q=Presently, with the information]

((Presently, with the information I have seen in my own commanders' inquiry process there is ample indication of fires directed against aircraft reported both from the ground and the air))
[SUPER=01-Dan McNeill/U. S. General]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=bothe from the ground and air]
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[VO-NAT]


Some Afghan citizens say those were celebratory type fires. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's foreign minister says while the property damages are grave the financial aspect is not as big as the main causalities.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:46:29]
[IN Q=The latest we have from]

((The latest we have from the Afghan team which we concluded the meeting with them just before was 117 people injured and 48 killed. ))
[SUPER=01-Abudullah Abdullah/Afghan Foreign Minister]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=people injured and 48 killed]
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[VO-NAT]


Military officials say the investigation might take some time.
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[Storm-Damage]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=SAT AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-22 1:20:00]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A severe storm yesterday caused widespread damage near Smith Mountain Lake.
Though it lasted only minutes - it was enough to topple trees, close at least one road, and cause widespread power outages.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The Moneta area of Smith Mountain Lake was hit especially hard.
Route 6-55 off Route 122 at Diamond Hill Road was closed for over an hour because of downed power lines.
The storm also uprooted numerous trees onto roads, homes, and businesses throughout the region.
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[SOT 3:10:46; 3:20:43]
[IN Q=It started just like]

((RODNEY WUERGLER/MONETA RESIDENT: IT STARTED JUST LIKE A NORMAL THUNDERSTORM AND IT GET REAL DARK LIGHTNING AND A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN. ABOUT THREE OR FOUR MINUTES INTO THE STORM IT JUST GOT REAL DARK AND THE WIND PICKED UP AND YOU COULDN'T SEE OUTSIDE. IT PROBABLY LASTED 10, 15 MINUTES. QUICK, SHORT, AND NASTY.)) ((JOHNNY MARTIN/MONETA RESIDENT: THIS WORSE I'VE EVER BEEN IN. IN FACT, I WENT IN THE BASEMENT BECAUSE I THOUGHT THE HOUSE WAS LEAVING.))
[SUPER=01-Rodney Wuergler/Moneta Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-Johnny Martin/Moneta Resident; :]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=house was leaving]
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[VO-NAT]


Southside Electric reports 21-hundred homes and businesses lost power .. mainly in Bedford County.
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[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=]
[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...... A sobriety checkpoint in Roanoke catches unsuspecting drivers on a variety of charges....
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And a U-S commander confirms that there WERE civilian casualities in this week's bombing in Afghanistan....
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Jordan-Mart]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=SAT AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke detectives have interviewed a man involved in a fight that left another man dead last week.
The man is not being identified, because he has not been charged.
The victim was 41-year-old Christopher Swanson McCoy- He died of injuries from a fight at the Jordan Mart on Cove Road in Northwest.
Police are hoping other witnesses will come forward.


[Airport-Shooting]


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


FBI Agents are trying to find a motive in the shooting rampage at the Los Angeles International Airport on the 4th of July.
As Chris Lawrence reports they're going through the gunman's personal belongings trying to find any clues.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Federal Agents are now focusing]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Emma LeMer/Neighbor; :22]
[SUPER=01-Randy Rossi/Passenger; :37]
[SUPER=01-Dr. David Parkus/Trauma Surgeon; :49]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; 54]
[SUPER=@Lawrence1; 1:38]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=standard out]

((Federal agents are now focusing their investigation in this Los Angeles suburb where Mohammed Hadayet lived. They've already removed his computer and other personal items. Neighbors say Hadayet took down a sign about the Koran from his home, because he was worried about how his children would be treated. Others say he had a problem with an American flag his neighbor flew.

(SOT: Emma LeMer, Neighbor)

"HE HAD A LOT OF ANGER, HE HAD A LOT OF ANGER AT AMERICA. HE SAID 'THERE'S A LOT OF CRAZY PEOPLE IN AMERICA.' HE HAD A LOT OF ANGER."

(LOCATOR: LOS ANGELES)


International travelers are returning to the Bradley Terminal to make their flights, signaling the return of normal operations at Israel's El Al airlines after yesterday's attack.

SOT: RANDY ROSSI/PASSENGER

"Nervous, yeah, but like they say, you have to keep going."
Dr. David Parkus heard the shots and turned in time to see gunman Mohamed Hadayet wrestling with a guard.

SOT: Dr. David Parkus/Trauma Surgeon

"I ran out and jumped on his legs (covered by video)...and just held his legs down while the security guards tried to disarm him."
Hadayet was shot and killed by an El Al Security guard. Parkus said he helped hold the gunman as he died, then performed CPR on two other victims. His brother calls him a hero.

SOT: Paul Parkus / Photographer

"Everybody was just laying down on the ground, he could have just sat there and just shot away at people."

(SUPER: THURSDAY)


Thousands of July 4th travelers heard the shots and scrambled for cover. But Hadayet killed two people before he was killed. Among his victims, passenger Yakov Aminov who leaves a pregnant wife and 8 children. While Hadayet carried a driver's license that listed July 4th as his birthday, the FBI says there is still no clear motive for Hadayet's attack.

SOT: Rich Garcia/FBI, not terrorism at this point.



(LAWRENCE STANDUP CLOSE)))




[Stoller]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=SAT AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=02-17 1:28:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A former Roanoke mayor will be laid to rest today. Murray (STAH-ler) Stoller died Thursday at the age of 83. He was elected to Roanoke City Council in 1962,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 1991;]


After leaving council, he served as the city's Marriage Commissioner for many years, joining more than eight thousand couples in matrimony.
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[Face-Recognition]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=SAT AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-04 1:40:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you plan to spend any time at Virginia Beach this summer, chances are someone will be watching.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach]


The oceanfront city is rolling out its new facial recognition technology system this weekend.
The camera captures 80 points on the face and then coverts those points into a digital system.
The image is then matched to a database of felons, missing people, and others in whom law enforcement has an interest.
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[SOT 6:22:51]
[IN Q=If a terrorist]

((GREG MULLEN/VIRGINIA BEACH POLICE DEPT.: IF A TERRORIST IS HERE AND WE HAVE THEM IN A DATABASE, I THINK WE HAVE AN OPTION OF LOCATING THEM THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE.)) ((TERRY DAVIS/VIRGINIA BEACH VISITOR: I THINK THAT THE PEOPLE WHO DO HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE WOULD FEEL A LITTLE MORE LEERY ABOUT COMING OUT HERE NOW IF THEY KNOW THERE'S SUCH A TECHNOLOGY IN PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Greg Mullen/Virginia Beach Police Department; :00]
[SUPER=01-Terry Davis/Virginia Beach Visitor; :08]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=technology in place]
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[VO-NAT]


Three million faces are expected to pass by the oceanfront cameras this summer.
The facial recognition technology is linked to three cameras, but the other ten cameras at the beachfront can be hooked up to the system.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Advise for first time home buyers... what you need to know before you sign a contract ...
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And
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[VO-NAT]

Going once, going twice .... A collection of antiques that spanned 70 years for one man is up for auction this weekend.. we'll tell you where you can place your bid a little later 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]

[Buchanan-Water]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=SAT AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-13 1:48:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Buchanan is having some water problems all its own...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan]


The town began using a new water tank in the last two weeks. And the changes have caused leaks in some of the system's older lines.
Town crews have been working to fix the problems, and contractors are due on Monday to help with repairs.
Mayor Rex Kelly says the situation has stabilized, but the town is asking water customers to conserve as much water as possible... until reserves return to normal.
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[Church-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=SAT AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=02-16 1:28:06]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

[**ANCHOR TAG**]
A local congregation is picking up the pieces after a fire destroys their place of worship. A blaze spread through the First Baptist Church in Hillsville on Wednesday, gutting the sanctuary and damaging other parts of the building. Fire officials say the fire started when lightning hit the church steeple. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WHILE SOME]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Stephenson/First Baptist Church Pastor; :12]
[SUPER=01-Judy Thompson/First Baptist Church Member; :29]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Hillsville.]

((NATS While some of the most important things can be salvaged, what may be the most important place is gone. It's the sanctuary that's hit hardest by fire.
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[SOT 35L39:03]
[IN Q=when i see]

((STEVE STEPHENSON/FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PASTOR; WHEN I SEE THIS I THINK ABOUT THE FAMILIES YOU KNOW THAT HAVE ATTENDED HERE SOME OF THEM FOR FIFTY YEARS SOME OF THEM FOR MORE.))
[OUT Q=for more]

Judy Thompson is one of them. A member since 19-64, she considers First Baptist her second home. She's now heading up the rebuilding effort.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 30:25:21]
[IN Q=my children]

((JUDY THOMPSON/FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH MEMBER; MY CHILDREN GREW UP HERE MY LATE HUSBAND WAS A MEMBER HERE WAS AS DEACON HERE YOU KNOW IT'S JUST A LOT OF MEMORIES, A LOT OF MEMORIES.))
[OUT Q=MEMORIES.]

And there will be more made in the future says Pastor Stephenson. Already, an outpouring of local support is making picking up the pieces a little easier.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 34:39:19]
[IN Q=iTS BEEN]

((ITS BEEN REALLY GOOD AND ENCOURAGING BECAUSE WE'VE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE CONTACT US FROM THE COMMUNITY NOT ONLY THE CHURCHES BUT THE LOCAL PEOPLE HAVE COME BY AND ENCOURAGED US AND SAID THEIR PRAYING FOR US.))
[OUT Q=PRAYING FOR US.]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 29:31:02]
[IN Q=PASTORS]

((JUDY THOMPSON/FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH MEMBER; PASTORS FROM THE OTHER CHURCHES HAVE COME BY AND OFFERED THEIR BUILDINGS TO US TO USE IF WE NEED TO ITS JUST HEARTWARMING. ))
[OUT Q=HEARTWARMING]

For now, the congregation is transforming its Fellowship Hall into a place for worship. Pastor Stephenson says it may be temporary or permanent while they decide to on how to rebuild.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 30:50:25]
[IN Q=A LOT]

((JUDY THOMPSON/FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH MEMBER; A LOT OF TIMES IT TAKES A TRAGEDY TO DRAW YOU CLOSER TOGETHER AND I BELIEVE THAT'S WHAT WILL HAPPEN HERE.))
[OUT Q=HERE.]))
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The church will hold this Sunday's Service at 11 a-m.



[Home-Buyers]


[ANCHOR=Brent @ Pulpit]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Home Buyers FS in Monitor]


Buying a home can be taxing - especially your first time. It can be a little scary the first time you hear things like contracts, escrow and points.. But the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southwest Virginia is conducting a two part seminar ... to sort out the help from the hype. [two shot]
[SUPER=01-Bill Himes/Consumer Credit Counseling Service]

Here to help us today is Bill Himes .. good morning...
((Ad lib))

(+++++++++++)

[take info FS] And if you would like more information or to attend the two part seminar this Tuesday AND Thursday, you can call the numbers on your screen - which is 366-2227 if you are here in Roanoke - or outside of the Star City you can call toll free.. 800-926-0042.
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Don't go away - News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back. [bump it!]

[Auction]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=SAT AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-21 44:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A massive estate sale is underway in Lexington.
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[VO-NAT - :22.5]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Yesterday;]

More than 1-thousand items are on the auction block from the estate of Jack (ROB-er-son) Roberson. Before he died, Roberson collected antiques of local interest for nearly 70 years, and stored all of them in his home on Jefferson Street. Some of the items were damaged by water, but the amount of furniture has drawn hundreds of antique dealers, friends, and people looking for a one of a kind item.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 20:59:16]
[IN Q=He was certainly...]

((ELIZABETH KEEVAN/ROBERSON'S SISTER; HE WAS CERTAINLY WELL LIKED, AND I THINK THAT'S WHY THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE HERE. AND HE'S NOTED ALL OVER ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY AS AN ANTIQUE DEALER. HE'S PART OF VIRGINIA. HE'S BEEN VERY POPULAR WITH PEOPLE, AND EVERYBODY LOVES HIM...))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Keevan/Roberson's Sister; :]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=everybody loves him.]
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[VO-NAT - :06+]

The auction continues today, beginning at 10 o'clock, and will end when the last lot is sold.
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[2BIRTHDAYS!] 7/7/02
Sunday:


[SUPER=130-43/Pattie Lee/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=130-2/Mark Leisure/Richmond]



[SUPER=130-5/Mary Beth Saunders/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-/Denise Leisure/Richmond]



[SUPER=130-8/Olivia Cole/New Castle]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-55/Thomas Lee/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-1/Dominic Gill/Bassett]



[SUPER=131-/Betty Reynolds/Roanoke]


[SUPER=131-/Carlton Lawhorn/Blue Ridge]