[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning.......
Roanoke City and County officials begin a series of talks that could wash away some of the area's water problems....


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...and a member of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra is sounding her horn in court - after being fired for bad review. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]


[11Water-Talks]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC-1:50:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke City and County officials are painting a picture of full cooperation, as they begin talks that may lead to a regional water authority.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Roanoke County Administrator Elmer Hodge and Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham spoke with reporters yesterday, before they sat down for their first formal meeting.
Officials say they have months of research and many complicated issues to tackle, but they believe they'll find a regional authority is in the best interest of both communities.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is really the beginning]

((ELMER HODGE: THIS IS REALLY THE BEGINNING OF OUR RESEARCH AND OUR WORK TO SEE IF WE CAN PUT TOGETHER A STRONGER WATER SYSTEM FOR THE CITY AND THE COUNTY AND HOPEFULLY FOR THE REGION, TOO.)) ((DARLENE BURCHAM: I THINK WE HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE BY THE CITIZENS, AS WELL AS BY THE ELECTED OFFICIALS AND BY THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=@Hodge; :00]
[SUPER=@Burcham; :12]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=to make this happen.]
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[VO-NAT]


Burcham and Hodge say the talks may require 18 to 24 months.
They asked citizens for patience as they lay the groundwork for a successful agreement.
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[River-Quality]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-18 1:24:30]
[GRAPHIC=none]


And speaking of water, before you jump in a local river for a summer swim, there's something you should know.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


About 44 percent of Virginia's rivers and streams are not clean enough for swimming or for eating the fish caught in them.
That according to the state's Department of Environmental Quality.
It released a study this week on the condition of ninety-seven hundred miles of water.
About 44-hundred miles of Virginia's rivers and streams are considered "impaired."
That includes portions of the Roanoke and New Rivers.
That's an increase from last year.
State officials are asking water enthusiasts to be careful.
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[SOT 13:34:53]
[IN Q=YOU KNOW]

((ALAN POLLOCK/DEQ WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT MANAGER: YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU'RE OUT IN THE WOODS AND YOU WANT TO FILL UP YOUR CANTEEN, YOU KNOW, THE BOY SCOUTS ALWAYS TAUGHT YOU TO FILL UP THE CANTEEN. BUT USE YOUR IODINE TABLET BECAUSE THE STREAM MIGHT LOOK REAL CLEAR BUT UP AROUND THE BEND, THERE'S A CARCASS OF A DEAD DEER IN THE STREAM.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Pollock/Water Quality Assessment Manager; :05]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=CARCASS OF A DEAD DEER IN THE STREAM.]
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[VO-NAT]


State officials say stricter standards are largely responsible for the increase...and that state waters are probably getting cleaner overall.
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[Murder]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Blacksburg police say they have a murder case on their hands, after finding a body at the Clayton Estate mobile home park.
They've charged 26-year-old Michael Stevenson Parks with second degree murder. Parks is being held without bond in the Montgomery County jail.
A co-worker of the victim called police yesterday when the person failed to turn up for work.
Officers forced their way into the trailer, and found the body in a bedroom.
Police are refusing to release any details about the victim until the family is notified.


[Roanoke-Symphony]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-26 25:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A french horn player is suing the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 2001;]


Carolyn Clark claims she was fired unfairly after getting a bad performance review.
She says the orchestra violated her contract by not giving her time to improve after it dismissed her.
Clark has commuted to Roanoke from New York City to play with the orchestra for the past 14 years.
The orchestra is standing behind music director David Wiley, who gave Clark the performance review.
The orchestra's executive director calls the lawsuit meritless.
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[Children-Snoring]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Focus on Health]


In today's Focus on Health, children and snoring. It seems harmless enough, but it could mean a serious problem.
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[FOCUS ON HEALTH FS] Marilyn Brooks looks at why it could be hazardous to their health, and what you can do to treat it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=One look]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jean Bowser/Mother; :13]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Farrel Buchinsky/Pediatric Otolaryngologist; :48]
[SUPER=01-Marilyn Brooks/Reporting; :55]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=it's much, much better.]

(( ONE LOOK TELLS YOU SIX-YEAR-OLD EMILY BOWSER IS BASICALLY HEALTHY, BUT WITH ONE EXCEPTION.
SHE IS MUCH TO HEAVY FOR HER AGE.
THAT CONTRIBUTES IN PART TO A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM.

(SOT-BOWSER "I sat on the edge of the bed and waited for her to take

her next breath I mean I could count in between her taking breaths. It was very frightening.")

THIS IS EMILY ASLEEP.
SHE STOPPED BREATHING 21 TIMES AN HOUR.
IT'S CALLED CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA.
HER PARENTS SAY LACK OF SLEEP TURNED HER INTO A NIGHTMARE.

(SOT-BOWSER "She would scream and fight about anything and everything.


She was just so exhausted.")

ROUGHLY TEN PERCENT OF ALL KIDS SNORE, ABOUT TWO PERCENT HAVE CHRONIC SLEEP APNEA, USUALLY DURING REM SLEEP.

(SOT-BUCHINSKY "And that's exactly when you need your sleep the most

and exactly when you are likely to collapse your air passage.")
(REPORTER STANDUP "Basically there are three reasons children may develop chronic sleep apnea.. Number one, their throat vibrates or becomes floppy when they sleep. Number two, their throat may be to too small. Number three, and this is probably the biggest reason, their tonsils and adenoids are too big.")

OBESITY IS ALSO A CULPRIT.. FAT AROUND THE THROAT CAN CAUSE CONSTRICTION.
FAT IN THE STOMACH PREVENTS THE DIAPHRAGM FROM FUNCTIONING PROPERLY. NO MATTER THE CAUSE, LEFT UNTREATED THE DISORDER CAN LEAD TO GROWTH PROBLEMS, LEARNING PROBLEMS, AND HEART, BLOOD PRESSURE AND LUNG PROBLEMS.

(SOT-BUCHINSKY "I would say if the problem has been going on for more

than three months, it's time to bring it up with your pediatrician.")

FORTUNATELY THE FIX CAN BE RELATIVELY EASY.. THE REMOVAL OF EMILY'S TONSILS AND ADENOIDS APRIL 15-TH REMOVED HER SLEEP PROBLEM.

(SOT-BOWSER "It's much, much better.")

))
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=Focus on Health]


That was Marilyn Brooks reporting.


[11Softball]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC-59:49]
[GRAPHIC=Softball]


The Roanoke Valley hopes to hit a home run .. when a major softball tournament begins.
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[VO-NAT]


The N-S-A Girls Fast-Pitch Softball "Class B World Series" gets underway later this weekend.
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


More than 300 teams from 21 states will play in the week-long tournament.
And with 20-thousand visitors expected, area leaders say the impact will be felt way beyond the baseball diamond.
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[SOT 50:22]
[IN Q=What we're talking about]

((BUTCH CHURCH: WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS REVENUE HERE. IT'S A BIG EVENT, AND IT'S A BIG BOOST IN THE MILLIONS FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY, SALEM, ROANOKE CITY, ROANOKE COUNTY.))
[SUPER=@church]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=roanoke city, Roanoke County]
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[VO-NAT]


The Valley has hosted similar fast pitch softball tournaments before but nothing on this scale.
Tournament officials say fans can expect nothing but the best softball.
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[SOT 49:16]
[IN Q=If you've never]

((HUGH CANTRELL/N.S.A. CEO: IF YOU'VE NEVER SEEN YOUTH FAST PITCH SOFTBALL BEFORE EVERYBODY IN THIS WHOLE AREA IS IN FOR A TREAT. I PLAY IT WHEN I WAS A KID BUT NOTHING COMPARES TO HOW THESE KIDS PLAY NOW. A 10 YEAR OLD KID PITCHING THE BALL 50 MILES A HOUR IS JUST SOMETHING SENSATIONAL TO WATCH.))
[SUPER=01-Hugh Cantrell/N.S.A. CEO]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=sensational to watch]
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The opening ceremonies will take place tomorrow afternoon at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium.
The games then begin Monday at various softball fields across the Valley.

[Softball-Guest]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[MARYA/DESK & BRENT W/GUEST AT BAM]
The people running the tournament also have high hopes for the weekend, and Brent is with one of the organizers to help us learn more.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

Gray Craig is with Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Gray, what did it take for the Roanoke Valley to get this?
[SUPER=01-Gray Craig/Roanoke Co. Parks, Rec. & Tourism]


Are we going to notice a lot more people wherever we go?
Might some people view this as an inconvenience? What longer term benefits do you hope this will provide the Valley? Do you think most people really understand the economic importance of such a major event?
[BRENT TOSSES TO MARYA AT DESK]




[460-Update]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC-2:04:16]
[GRAPHIC=none]

You'll still run into some restricted traffic .. if you take Route 460 between Bedford and Thaxton.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Environmental clean-up crews are still excavating tons of dirt from the site where a tanker truck carrying gasoline and diesel fuel overturned Monday.
About 77-hundred gallons of fuel spilled onto the road and into a nearby ditch. Crews are working to remove any contaminated dirt before the gas seeps into the groundwater.
On-site tests done yesterday indicated some of the soil is still contaminated. Officials say they're trying to determine the depth of the problem before deciding how much more dirt to remove.
Once the site is cleaned out, crews still have to fill-in the 15-foot deep trench before the road can be re-opened.
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[Calendar-Weekend]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Calendar-Weekend]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
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[BRENT READS CALENDAR]
[**GO DIRECTLY TO BREAK**]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Diner-Tease]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
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[DinerOpen]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
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[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=Diner #7]
[GRAPHIC=Weekend Diner]


Ever wanted to learn how to make those mouthwatering restaurant style ribs right in your own home? If so, this Weekend Diner is just for you. We traveled to the Wildwood Smokehouse in Roanoke to get a crash course in the art of rib-making.
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[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[Weekend-Diner]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
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[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=WKND Diner #7]
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[wipe wipe wipe]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey there and welcome...]
[RUNS=2:53]
[OUT Q=...great summer. Dig in.]
[SUPER=01-Steve Dill/Restaurant Owner; :32 QUICK]



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[ANCHOR=Brent]

[Take FS Chyron 7153]
If you would like this morning's recipe or any recipe you see on Weekend Diner - check out our web site at WDBJ-7-dot com - just click on the Weekend Diner Icon. And, send in one of your favorite recipes to: Weekend Diner Care Of WDBJ7.....P.O. Box 7 Roanoke....Virginia 24022-0007. Stay with us, News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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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......Senator Warner talks terrorism today .. before Virginia lawyers meeting in the region.
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And where did he go? A Bedford County man charged with running a "Bawdy House" misses his trial.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[11VBA]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=csc]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC-1:42:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Senator John Warner will be speaking before Virginia attorneys in Hot Springs later today. He'll take part in a discussion of the legal and political implications of the on-going war on terrorism.
The attorneys are attending a summer meeting at the Homestead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bath Co.]


Yesterday, they discussed the pros and cons of Virginia's "Standards of Learning" exams..
And the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of school vouchers -- which parents can use to send their children to private schools.
Those who disagree with vouchers say they take valuable funding away from public education..
Experts say the next step will be to see how the voucher concept works in the real world..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=00:16:03]
[SUPER=01-Rev. George Conway/St. Anne's-Belfield School]

((REV. GEORGE CONWAY/ST. ANNE'S-BELFIELD SCHOOL - "THE CONSTITUTIONAL IMPEDIMENT IS DOWN; NOW WE CAN SAY, 'WHAT WORKS TOWARD IMPROVING EDUCATION?' AND VOUCHERS MAY BE ONE OF THOSE ANSWERS."))
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[OUT Q=one of those answers]
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The attorneys say it is important for them to play an informed role in understanding public policy issues.


[2-11Water-Talks]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC-1:50:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]


No one is ready to promise immediate progress, but talks are now under way that may lead to a regional water authority.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Roanoke County Administrator Elmer Hodge and Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham spoke with reporters Friday, before they sat down for their first formal meeting.
Officials say they have months of research and many complicated issues to tackle, but they believe they'll find a regional authority is in the best interest of both communities.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is really the beginning]

((ELMER HODGE: THIS IS REALLY THE BEGINNING OF OUR RESEARCH AND OUR WORK TO SEE IF WE CAN PUT TOGETHER A STRONGER WATER SYSTEM FOR THE CITY AND THE COUNTY AND HOPEFULLY FOR THE REGION, TOO.)) ((DARLENE BURCHAM: I THINK WE HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE BY THE CITIZENS, AS WELL AS BY THE ELECTED OFFICIALS AND BY THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=@Hodge; :00]
[SUPER=@Burcham; :12]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=to make this happen.]
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[VO-NAT]


Burcham and Hodge say the talks may require 18 to 24 months.
They asked citizens to be patient as they lay the groundwork for a successful agreement.
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[Pike-Osborne]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

Is a newly- elected sheriff free to fire deputies for political reasons? A federal appeals court is leaving that question open. The court held that Wythe County sheriff Kermit Osborne DOES have immunity from a lawsuit filed by dispatchers Martha Pike and Cynthia Kincer. Pike is the wife of Sheriff Osborne's predecessor, WAYNE Pike.
She and Kincer claimed they were fired for supporting Wayne Pike in the 1999 election.
Judge Sam Wilson ruled the suit should proceed, but the appeals court reversed his decision. Wilson dismissed the complaint this week.

[McCormick]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC-1:58:52]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

Bedford County authorities are on the hunt for a man who missed his court date yesterday .. on charges he lured women to his home under false pretenses.
Howard I. McCormick was arrested May 22nd on a relatively archaic charge of keeping a bawdy house.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Police say McCormick would place ads in local newspapers asking for pet sitters or a nurses aide.
When women would show up for the job, he would ask them to massage him with lotion.
Authorities began to investigate after receiving more than a dozen complaints from women across central Virginia.
McCormick was scheduled to stand trial on the charges yesterday, but didn't show up in court.
Judge Harold Black issued an order for his arrest.. McCormick's attorney says his client may be in California.
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[11NS-Ad]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC-1:28:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Norfolk Southern is unveiling a new television commercial next month .. one shot largely in western Virginia. The ad will promote increased efficiency .. but as Shannon Young reports, it's the local scenery that might catch your attention.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's Friday morning and a...]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rhonda Broom/Norfolk Southern; :29]
[SUPER=01-Mark Simonton/J. Walter Thompson; 1:08]
[SUPER=@shannon2; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=SY, N7, Rockbridge Co.]

((It's Friday morning and a shiny Norfolk Southern train rumbles across a trestle in Rockbridge County, once, twice, three times. It's the final day of a two day NS commercial shoot and, after a later than expected start, filming is literally right on track. The ad is only the sixth in a series of NS spots that started in the early 1980's and officials are keeping mum about its plot.
[SOT 10:09-10:22]
[IN Q=I don't wanna tell you exactly...]

((RHONDA BROOM/NORFOLK SOUTHERN: I DON'T WANNA TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT THE REVEAL IS GOING TO BE 'CAUSE WE WANNA SAVE THAT FOR WHEN PEOPLE SEE IT. IT DOES HAVE A LEAD IN IT THAT MAKES YOU WONDER WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN IT.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=going to happen in it.]

What's not a secret is the reason for the ad. Norfolk Southern's boasting about its Thoroughbred Operations Program, a system-overhaul that's increased the company's ability to haul freight.
[SOT 7:08-7:21]
[IN Q=These are dramatic improvements...]

((RHONDA BROOM: THESE ARE DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENTS. WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT AND WE WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW SO WE WANNA HIGHLIGHT THAT MESSAGE IN OUR COMMERCIAL.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=highlight that message in our commercial.]

Norfolk Southern's advertising agency knew what it wanted the ad to look like and searched worldwide for a director with a similar vision. It found Agust Baldursson in Iceland.
[SOT 6:27-6:35]
[IN Q=He's got a great ability to...]

((MARK SIMONTON:J. WALTER THOMPSON: HE'S GOT A GREAT ABILITY TO SHOOT LANDSCAPES AND CREATE THE BIG, EPIC FEEL THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IN THIS SPOT.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=That we're looking for in this spot.]

Baldursson brought his production crew in from Los Angeles. Virginia was chosen for its scenery. And, as for the train, two weeks of painting, washing and waxing brought the two Dash-9 locomotives and 16 cars up to speed. And even after two days of filming, the so-called Thoroughbred of Transportation hangs onto its luster.
[SOT 10:27-10:31]
[IN Q=Alot of people like to see the train...]

((RHONDA BROOM: ALOT OF PEOPLE LIKE TO SEE THE TRAIN IN THE ADS AND THEY'RE REALLY GONNA SEE IT IN THIS ONE.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=see it in this one.]The ad is one of only six filmed by Norfolk Southern over the past 20-years.

Broom says she expects the spot to hit the airwaves August fourteenth. SY, N7.))

[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Canada's top court blesses same sex marraiges.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And
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[VO-NAT]

"The Road to Perdition". It's sure to be one of the box office biggies this weekend. Anna Wentworth is here with her review. 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]

[Belfast-Rioting]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Protestant parades are touching off riots on the streets of Northern Ireland.
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[VO-NAT 5:03:45]
[SUPER=03-Belfast, Northern Ireland;]


Friday, police fired plastic bullets into a crowd of several hundred who hurled fire bombs and bricks.
The rioting broke out during a Protestant Orange Order parade that passed through a Catholic neighborhood.
July 12th is traditionally a divisive day in Northern Ireland, when Protestants celebrate 17th century battlefield victory over Catholics.
At least 20 policeman and three civilians were injured.
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[Building-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One person is missing after the collapse of a Wisconsin printing plant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lomira, WI;]


A recently-completed section of the two-million square foot plant fell and burst into flames last night.
More than 300 people working inside the plant escaped through the exits...
But one worker for a cleaning service still hasn't been located.
The plant, 45 miles northwest of Milwaukee, employes 18-hundred people.
Firefighters have been battling to keep the blaze from spreading to the rest of the complex.
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[Gay-Marriages]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Canadian court has ruled the country's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. Friday's ruling by a three-judge panel in Ontario is being suspended for two years to give the government time to provide a legal definition of marriage. The government is expected to appeal to Canada's Supreme Court. The Netherlands is the only nation to recognize same-sex marriages.



[2-11Softball]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC-59:49]
[GRAPHIC=Softball]


The Roanoke Valley is about to become one of the softball capitols of America .. for a week.
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[VO-NAT]


The N-S-A Girls Fast-Pitch Softball "Class B World Series" gets underway later this weekend.
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


More than 300 teams from 21 states will play in the week long tournament.
And with 20-thousand visitors expected, area leaders say the impact will be felt way beyond the baseball diamond.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 50:22]
[IN Q=What we're talking about]

((BUTCH CHURCH: WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS REVENUE HERE. IT'S A BIG EVENT, AND IT'S A BIG BOOST IN THE MILLIONS FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY, SALEM, ROANOKE CITY, ROANOKE COUNTY.))
[SUPER=@church]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=roanoke city, Roanoke County]
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[VO-NAT]


The Valley has hosted similar fast pitch softball tournaments before but nothing on this scale.
Tournament officials say fans can expect nothing but the best softball.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 49:16]
[IN Q=If you've never]

((HUGH CANTRELL/N.S.A. CEO: IF YOU'VE NEVER SEEN YOUTH FAST PITCH SOFTBALL BEFORE EVERYBODY IN THIS WHOLE AREA IS IN FOR A TREAT. I PLAY IT WHEN I WAS A KID BUT NOTHING COMPARES TO HOW THESE KIDS PLAY NOW. A 10 YEAR OLD KID PITCHING THE BALL 50 MILES A HOUR IS JUST SOMETHING SENSATIONAL TO WATCH.))
[SUPER=01-Hugh Cantrell/N.S.A. CEO]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=sensational to watch]
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The opening ceremonies will take place Sunday afternoon at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium.
The games then begin Monday at various softball fields across the Valley.

[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profile]


Kipling and Kellen Jones don't horse around when it comes to fundraising.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


The father-son duo is riding horseback across Virginia to raise money for Scottie's Place, a wilderness camp for homeless children in Peterstown, West Virginia.
The camp needs 250-thousand dollars to pay off its farmland.
So, Kipling, who sits on the camp's board of directors, and his 12-year-old son decided to ride to the rescue.
Their 250-mile journey has helped them raise money ... and spend quality time together.
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[IN Q=The generosity]
[SOT TAPE 1, TC 56:13 - :22]

((KIPLING JONES: THE GENEROSITY. THAT'S REALLY SURPRISED ME. WE'VE HAD PEOPLE COME OUT AND SAY HEY AND WE HAD A GUY PULL UP NEXT TO US ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND HAND US A $100 BILL.))
[SOT TAPE 2, TC 14:33:32 - :44]

((KELLEN JONES: THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS, THE TEACHER IS GOING TO GO AROUND THE ROOM AND SAY "WHAT DID YOU DO THIS SUMMER?" I'LL SAY I RODE HORSEBACK TO HELP HOMELESS KIDS AND RAISE MONEY AND EVERYONE WILL BE LIKE, "NO YOU DIDN'T, WHAT DID YOU REALLY DO, C'MON."))
[SUPER=07-Kipling Jones; :00]
[SUPER=07-Kellen Jones; :10]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=really do, cmon.]
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[VO-NAT]


You can ride along with them through Floyd County in this week's Virginia Profile,
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[TAKE VA PROFILE FS] and you can catch it tomorrow ... on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[Sun-BIRTHDAYS] 7/14/02
Sunday:

[SUPER=130-3/Bailey Vance/Christiansburg]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-23rd/Mr. & Mrs. David Halsey/Clifton Forge]



[SUPER=130-2/Jordan Elliott/Bassett]



[SUPER=130-10/Michael Dixon/Vinton]



No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-1/Tyshawn Claybrooks/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-41/Sophia Calloway/Bassett]



[SUPER=131-/Fatina Penn/Martinsville]



[SUPER=131-/Donell Martin/Martinsville]



[SUPER=131-/Fiquan Starling/Gretna]



[SUPER=131-70/June DeHart/Roanoke]