[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A woman is rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after falling some 70 feet from a waterfall....
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And the murder of a Martinsville High School athlete may be the result of an argumet on the track field earlier that day. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Cascades-Fall]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC11:24]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A woman falls 70 feet from a Giles County water fall in the Cascades recreation area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./Yesterday]


Rescue crews and National Forest personnel had to use four-wheelers to carry the injured woman two and a half miles to a waiting ambulance.
She was later flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with serious head injuries.
Her name and condition have not been released.
Yesterday's stormy weather made a difficult situation even tougher.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=it's very slick ]

((STEVE DAVIS/GILES CO. RESCUE SQUAD; IT'S VERY SLICK UP THERE TODAY. IT'S RAINED HERE A COUPLE OF TIMES. WE HAD QUITE A BIT OF FOG IN THE AREA WHICH MADE LANDING LIFEGUARD ANY CLOSER THAN THREE MILES FROM US RIGHT NOW IMPOSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Davis/Giles Co. Rescue Squad]
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[OUT Q=right now impossible]
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[VO-NAT]


The Cascades area is the most popular site in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.
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[Simon]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC1:52:28]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

The sister of murder victim Maurice Grogan said last October's argument and shooting was about respect...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Seventeen year old Courtney Simon testified he was carrying a 38 caliber handgun because he planned to sell it.
[SUPER=04-October 2]

The mid-morning shooting marked Simon's third visit to the Food Way Market that day, by his account. He said he'd pointed the gun at Grogan only as if to say, "go on, get away from me." He said Grogan "rushed" him outside the Food Way Market, grabbed the gun and that the two young men struggled for control of it. Simon said they fell to the ground as the gun went off the first time, that Grogan fell on top of him, though Simon says he didn't realize Grogan had been shot. Apparently Judge Charlie Dorsey didn't believe much of that, finding Simon guilty of first degree murder. He'll sentence Simon in September.
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[Robertson]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC1:34:01]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

The death of a Martinsville high school athlete in May could have stemmed from an argument at a track meet earlier in the day. At a preliminary hearing yesterday, 18-year old Takondae (ta-KOON-day) Carter testified that Curtis Robertson Junior admitted shooting Delvin Hairston. Carter was in one of the vehicles the night Hairston was shot. Carter told the judge that the shooting started from a disagreement the victim and defendant had earlier that evening at a Laurel Park track meet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/May 15]


The shooting happened 9:30 on the night of May 15th at the intersection of Third and "A" Streets.
Witnesses testified three cars kept driving up the street where the victim was visiting.
At some point, Hairston went to the corner where he confronted the people in those cars.
Witnesses say they saw Hairston throw up his hands and heard him yell "what?" and that is when the gun fire started.


Hairston died a short time later with a single gun shot wound to the chest.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[ss=hold]


In court yesterday, (ta-KOON-day) Takonday Carter said he heard Robertson say after the shooting that he was aiming for Hairston and thought he had shot him.
After several hours of testimony, a judge found probable cause so now the case heads to a grand jury.
A 17- year old is also charged in this case. That too is in the hands of a grand jury.


[Shoplifting]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Police say they've found the woman caught on videotape helping two young girls shoplift DVD movies from a grocery store.
Roanoke police say it was Dawn Renee Austin.
She was arrested yesterday and charged with petty larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

[Volcano]


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


A rare sight inside Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park yesterday....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Volcanoes National Park, HI]


Lava from a volcano flowed all the way to the Pacific Ocean --lighting up the night sky.
For tourists and residents on the Big Island of Hawaii it was an amazing sight.
The flow especially its oceanic reach is very rare occurrence.
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[2Open-Heads]


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

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... Thousands of pounds of hamburger meat are being recalled in Virginia - due to E-Coli contamination
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And bad news for airlines means good news for consumers - many airlines have just cut air fares by forty percent or more, and more cuts may be on the way...
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Kidnapped-Girl]


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


Authorities believe they have arrested the man responsible for kidnapping and murdering a 5 year old California girl.
But as Jennifer Miller reports they are still taking tips from the public.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=After four-and-a-half]
[SUPER=03-Stanton, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Carona/Orange Co. Sheriff; :14]
[SUPER=04-911 Audio Tape; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=standard out]

((AFTER FOUR-AND-A-HALF DAYS OF INTENSE INVESTIGATION ... POLICE BELIEVE THEY HAVE FOUND THEIR MAN. FRIDAY, THEY ARRESTED 27-YEAR-OLD ALEJANDRO AVILA ON SUSPICION OF KIDNAPPING AND THE MURDER OF SAMANTHA RUNION.

(SOT: SHERIFF MICHAEL CARONA/ORANGE COUNTY)

"We are 100-percent sure that Mr. Avila kidnapped and murdered Samantha Runnion."
THE ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF SAID TIPS FROM THE PUBLIC AND MOUNTING EVIDENCE LED TO AVILA'S ARREST. BUT THE INVESTIGATION IS NOT OVER.

(SOT: CARONA)

"We're still taking tips from the public so that decision as to who else may or may not be involved in the crime is still up in the air."
THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME, AVILA HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING CHILDREN. ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS AVILA WAS ACCUSED OF MOLESTING TWO GIRLS ... UNDER THE AGE OF 14 ... TWO YEARS AGO. THE PROSECUTOR WHO TRIED THAT CASE SAYS HE FELT AVILA WAS GUILTY ... BUT A JURY ACQUITED HIM.
THIS TIME, AVILA IS ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING, SEXUALLY ASSAULTING, AND SMOTHERING FIVE-YEAR-OLD SAMANTHA RUNNION. POLICE SAY HE LEFT HER BODY FOR THEM TO DISCOVER. A TERROR-STRICKEN FATHER FOUND HER FIRST AND CALLED 9-1-1.

(911 TAPE)

Dispatcher: "Was it an adult body?" Caller: "No, it's a baby. I think it might even be the little girl that's been on the news, it's a little girl, I swear."

(STANDUP)

IT WAS SAMANTHA. AUTHORITIES CREDITTED 60-THOUSAND POLICE HOURS AND OVER 2000 LEADS FOR HELPING TO CATCH THE MAN THEY BELIEVE KILLED HER. THEY HOPE TO USE INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLIC AND PHYSICAL EVIDENCE WHICH THEY WILL NOT DISCLOSE TO CONVICT HIM.
JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA))


[School-Choice]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Students in 34 Virginia schools will soon have the option of transferring to higher performing public schools.
Those schools are now subject to sanctions under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.... that's because they failed to meet state reading and math objectives two years in a row.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Four of the schools are in our area-- Central Elementary in Amherst County, Jeter-Watson Intermediate in Covington, Woodrow Wilson Elementary in Danville and the Roanoke Academy of Math and Science.
The schools must notify parents of the school choice provisions by the beginning of the 2002-2003 school year.
They'll also each receive more than 100-thousand dollars from the federal government to improve instruction and implement school reform programs.
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[Beef-REcall]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia is one of 21 states where hamburger contaminated with E-coli bacteria is now being recalled.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


The U-S-D-A says the recall now covers 18 million pounds of the ground beef produced by ConAgra Beef Company in Colorado between April 12th and June 29th.
The beef has been blamed for illnesses in at least 17 people.
Officials say it will be hard for consumers to ensure that none of the products are in their homes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=SOME OF THE PRODUCT ]

((ELSA MURANO/UNDERSECRETARY FOR FOOD SAFETY; SOME OF THE PRODUCT PROBABLY WAS OPENED UP AT THE STORES AND REPACKAGED AND SO FORTH SO IT MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR SOME CONSUMERS JUST TO BASE WHAT THEY DO ON LOOKING FOR LOT NUMBERS OR CODE NUMBERS.))
[SUPER=01-Elsa Murano/Undersecretary for Food Safety;]
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[OUT Q=OR CODE NUMBERS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Health officials are urging consumers to cook ground beef to 160 degrees in the center to kill the bacteria.
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[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
The Department of Agriculture has a complete list of recalled items on its website. You can find a link to it on our homepage at wdbj7- dot- com.
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[Air-fares]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=02-31 2:50]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some of the nation biggest airlines have drastically reduced their prices. While the cheaper fares are good news consumers... analyst say this latest round of cuts could be a signal of more trouble for the airlines.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


U-S Airways kicked of the latest cuts Wednesday night. American, United and Northwest all followed suit.
Some fares have been slashed by 40 percent or more.
One airline C-E-O says it may take until next Spring for the airline industry to bounce back.
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[L'burg-Merchants]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC51:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Despite the happenings on Wall Street - Lynchburg merchants seem to be feeling pretty good about the local economy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Retail Merchants Association recently polled 24 local businesses and found about two thirds had been enjoying steady or increased sales through the month of April.
The R-M-A says it uses the surveys to gauge the local economy and decide whether anything needs to be done to move it along.
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[SOT 9:28:27]
[IN Q=We're always trying]

((DAVID SOMERS/RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION: WE'RE ALWAYS TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT COULD BENEFIT THE MERCHANTS, WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE MERCHANTS IN THE COMMUNITY. AND ONE WAY TO DO THAT, WHAT WE NEED TO FIND OUT IS WHAT IS THE GENERAL STATE OF THE ECONOMY HERE FOR THE MERCHANTS SO WE KNOW WHAT WE MIGHT NEED TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-David Somers/Lynchburg Retail Merchants Association]
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[OUT Q=need to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


Somers says the next survey may reflect more anxiety over stock market fluctuations.
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[Telegate-Property]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC18:31]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]

A new employer could be bringing new jobs to Clifton Forge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/December]


Economic Development officials say an unidentified company is interested in taking over the old Telegate directory assistance facility.
The company would conduct outbound and some in-bound call operations and could eventually employ more than 125 people.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=HOLD]


But before the company commits to Clifton Forge, it wants to find out how many people might be interested in working there.
Over the next three weeks, it will place classified ads in area newspapers and hold a job fair August 6th through 8th at the Jackson River Technical Center.
The company's also considering sites in Hampton Roads and in other states.

[Toy-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC1:11:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]

One area museum is showing America's history through toys.
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[VO-NAT - :13]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge;]

The Toy Museum at Natural Bridge claims to be the largest of its kind in the world. The museum features toys from the 17-hundreds to the year 2000. It's a collection from one family that has grown vastly over the years.
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[SOT - 16:11:59]
[IN Q=My family has collected...]

((C.P. BRACKETT/TOY MUSEUM CURATOR; MY FAMILY HAS COLLECTED TOYS SINCE 1900, AND ENDED WITH THE LAST CENTURY. WE HAVE OVER 45-THOUSAND TOYS, DOLLS THAT ARE CAPABLE OF EXPLAINING OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE FROM 1740 UP TO DATE.))
[SUPER=01-C. P. Brackett/Toy Museum Curator;]
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[OUT Q=1740 up to date.]
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[VO-NAT - :08+]

The museum is planning displays grouped by time period. It will officially open in November, but is now available for behind the scenes tours.
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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....... For all the beach bum wannabe's out there... and those just looking for a good time, we have just what the doctor ordered...
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And
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[VO-NAT]

Chemically enhanced arachnids are crawling into theatres this weekend... findout if the freaks can spin a web around moviegoers in this weeks movie 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]

[Baseball-Couple]


[ANCHOR=Brent 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=Weekend Morning]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=profile #5 1:53:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


They're a hit with just about everyone they meet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


And some say this Roanoke couple is the reason behind the success of the Salem Avalanche.
Paul and Libby (pronounced Springer) Sprenger have attended just about every home game at Memorial Stadium for the last five years.
They always sit in the same seats and are on a first name basis with a lot of the players and management.
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[SOT 1:21:12; 1:24:06]
[IN Q=She's very nice]

((STAN MACKO/AVALANCHE GENERAL MANAGER: SHE'S VERY NICE TO US ALWAYS COMPLIMENTARY TO US, HE GIVE US A HARD TIME AND WHEN HE GIVES US A HARD TIME SHE YELLS AT HIM SO IT IS ALL FUN.)) ((LIBBY SPRENGER/AVALANCHE FAN: REPORTER: STAN SAYS YOU'RE PROBABLY THE AVALANCHE'S BIGGEST FAN, DO YOU BELIEVE THAT?
YEAH, I REALLY DO. IN FACT, I KNOW SO.))
[SUPER=01-Stan Macko/Avalanche General Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-Libby Sprenger/Avalanche Fan; :08]
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[OUT Q=In fact, I know so]
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[VO-NAT]


They may be big fans but you won't see the Sprenger's that much this summer at the home games.
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[take profile promo fs]
We'll tell you why in this week's Virginia Profile, airing tomorrow on News 7 Sunday morning.
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