[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....... A recently retired State Senator files a suit against the state - fighting for the rights of the 39th district.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]


14-year-old driving a car crashes and kills another teen in Montgomery County..
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Monty-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

A Montgomery County teen was killed and another hospitalized in a car accident early this morning. Officials say 16-year-old Garrett Adam McCoy of Christiansburg was killed when the car he was riding in ran off the road and hit a tree. The driver of the car - a 14-year old female whom police are not identifying - is listed in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The accident happened around one, on Route 8 just north of Laurel Ridge Mill Road in Montgomery County.



[Ricci-Death]


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


Authorities may never know what happened to 14 year old Elizabeth Smart.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;]


One of the top suspects in her disappearance has died. Richard (REE-see) Ricci died late Friday night, three days after suffering a brain hemorrhage in his jail cell.
(REE-see) Ricci was in jail at the time for a parole violation. He was the former handyman for the Smart family. He denied his involvement in Elizabeth's abduction and was never charged in the case.
Elizabeth's parents say (REE-see's) Ricci's death wont' stop the investigation.
They believe his death might persuade others to come forward with information.
Elizabeth was abducted at gunpoint from her bedroom in Salt Lake City June 5th.

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[6-39th-District]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-32 TC1:24:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A lawsuit filed yesterday seeks to have a special election held in the present 39th State Senate District .. the seat held until recently by retired State Senator Madison Marye.
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[VO-NAT :18.5+]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

Yesterday-- the Democrat and two registered voters filed suit against the secretary of the state board of elections. Because of redistricting-- the Governor has ordered that the special election to fill the remainder of Marye's term be held in Northern Virginia, where the district permanently moves in 2004.
(///sot////)
[sot 02:21:06]

((MADISON MARYE/RETIRED STATE SENATOR; I THINK THAT THE PEOPLE HERE SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE ON WHO'S GOING TO REPRESENT THEM FOR THE NEXT 14 MONTHS OF MY EXPIRED, OF MY TERM.)) ((JONATHAN MCGRADY/MARYE'S ATTORNEY; IT'S BAD FOR VIRGINIA TECH, RADFORD UNIVERSITY AND AS A REGION IT'S BAD FOR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, IF WE LOSE ONE SENATOR HERE IN THIS REGION, THAT COULD BE THE LOSS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT COULD BE USED FOR EDUCATION, SCHOOLS, TEACHER RAISES, FIRE DEPARTMENT... AND THAT'S JUST NOT RIGHT. ))
[SUPER=01-Madison Marye/Retired State Senator; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan McGrady/Marye's Attorney; :09]
[RUNS=29]
[OUT Q=just not right. ]
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[VO-NAT]

Marye and his attorney hope to get a court date as soon as possible-- the special election is set for November fifth.


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[11Warner-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC1:38:35]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]

Drought concerns now move beyond local communities and become a statewide concern...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


In response to the lingering drought, Governor Mark Warner imposed a ban yesterday on all non-essential water use throughout most of the state.
The ban affects areas from Montgomery County all the way to the coast.
Despite the recent rainfall, Warner says the state is still in a crisis.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:09:48-04]
[IN Q=THIS RAIN HAS BROUGHT US SOME RELIEF]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=CONTINUING DROUGHT CONDITIONS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner is asking state agencies to cut their water use by 15 percent.
He says he's also seeking more federal aid to help deal with the crisis.
Northern Virginia and far Southwest Virginia are the only regions not affected by the ban.
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[Tease#1]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Still to come on New 7 Saturday Morning... a recent string of child kidnappings has parents concerned for their family's safety. We talk to a police officer about prevention coming up...
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And
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[VO-NAT]

In this week's Home Tours we will see how one local service organization "rescued" an old building to make their new home.
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[Lotto]
[Break #1]



[Officer]


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

[**ANCHOR TAG**]
The recent rash of kidnappings has many parents concerned about the safety of their children.
But what can you do to keep your child safe? [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Mark Vaught/Vinton Police Sargeant;]

Here to give us some advice is Sgt. Mark Vaught with the Vinton Police Department.
((1-WHAT CAN PARENTS TEACH THEIR CHILDREN
2-WHEN ARE KIDS MOST VULNERABLE
3-HOW DOES THE SYSTEM WORK WHEN A CHILD IS REPORTED MISSING))

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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=none]

Coming up will tell you about a free child safety class in our area.. And how it's teaching kids to protect themselves.
[Joy tosses to bump]

[Taekwondo]


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


Would your child know what to do if someone tried to abduct them? If they don't, you might want to considering enrolling them in a child safety class. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-James Collie/James Collie's Taekwondo;]


James Collie started a free class at his Taekwondo center.
((1-TELL ME WHAT YOU TEACH CHILDREN IN YOUR CLASS
2-IF THEY DO HAVE TO ATTACK --WHAT AREAS ON THE BODY SHOULD THEY AIM FOR
3-ARE THEIR ANY MOVES TO GET OUT THE GRASP OF AN ABDUCTOR))
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(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE CHILD SAFETY FS]
For more information about the child safety class you can call 540-345-9806.
(XXXXXXX)
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=None]


We'll have more information on how you can protect your child coming up...find out how you can get a child I.D.
[Joy intros sports from performance set][Tour-Tease]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=Hometour #3]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[WIPE INTO HOME TOUR TEASE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=There once was a dog...]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...on hometown hometours.]



[COMM #3]

[go straight to commercial]


[Home-Tours]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=Home Tours #3]
[GRAPHIC=Home Tours]



This week's hometour is actually a restoration project taken on by the Roanoke Rescue Mission. The mission purchased and remodeled a 100 year home in Downtown Roanoke. Although it took volunteers nearly a year and a half to complete the restoration project, they say it was certainly worth the wait.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Joy, thank you for...]
[SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Roanoke Rescue Mission Director; 1:23]
[RUNS=3:19]
[OUT Q=...thank you. Take care.]
[anchor=Brent]
[graphic=Home Tours]

Home Tours airs every OTHER Saturday here on News 7 Saturday morning.
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[Take HOME TOURS FS ]
If you think YOUR home would make an interesting Home Tour - send your address, phone number, pictures and a description to Home Tours Care Of WDBJ7.....P.O. Box 7 Roanoke....Virginia 24022-0007. We'll 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...... The one man who may have held some answers about the disappearance of Elizabeth Smart has died...
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And money trouble at U-S Airways is changing flight plans locally...
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[2-Monty-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

An accident in Montgomery County killed one teen and hospitalized another early this morning. Officials say 16-year-old Garrett Adam McCoy of Christiansburg was killed when the car he was riding in ran off the road and hit a tree. The driver of the car - a 14-year old female whom police are not identifying - is listed in critical condition at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The accident happened around one, on Route 8 just north of Laurel Ridge Mill Road in Montgomery County.



[11Roanoke-Chase]


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

A rush-hour police chase ends in a drug bust near the Roanoke Civic Center yesterday.
Police say detectives were following a "Toyota 4-Runner" based on information that illegal drugs were being carried in the vehicle.
The driver took off when he realized he was being followed... the vehicle jumped the median and headed the wrong way on Orange Avenue.
At least one other driver had to take evasive action and drive onto the curb to avoid the vehicle, but there were no collisions or injuries.
Police finally stopped the car at 3rd and Madison and arrested the driver, 36-year old Leonardo Demarcus Reed of Roanoke.
He's charged with "possession with intent to distribute heroin", felony eluding police and driving after being declared a habitual offender.

[2-Ricci-Death]


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


The investigation into the disappearance of 14 year old Elizabeth Smart gets a set back.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT]


One of the top suspects in her disappearance has died. Richard (REE-see) Ricci died late Friday night, three days after suffering a brain hemorrhage in his jail cell.
(REE-see) Ricci was in jail at the time for a parole violation. He was the former handyman for the Smart family. He denied his involvement in Elizabeth's abduction and was never charged in the case.
Elizabeth's parents say (REE-see's) Ricci's death wont' stop the investigation.
They believe his death might persuade others to come forward with information.
Elizabeth was abducted at gunpoint from her bedroom in Salt Lake City June 5th.

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[11US-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-36 TC25:35]
[GRAPHIC=US Airways REstructuring]


U-S Airways is cutting its daily flights nationwide by nine percent... that's about 300 flights-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


But despite that- nearly half of the 203 communities U-S Airways serves will have the same or increased service... that includes Roanoke and Lynchburg.
The airline's adding three daily flights from Roanoke Regional to New York's LaGuardia airport.
Roanoke will lose one flight each to Charlotte and Pittsburgh.
Service to Philadelphia won't be affected.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:58:35]
[IN Q=]

((BILL SMITH/RETIRED WESTVACO WORKER: I USED TO GO TO NEW YORK ONCE A MONTH IT WAS DIFFICULT. THAT SERVICE WOULD BE GREAT FOR THE AREA AND GOOD FOR CUSTOMERS.)) [BUTT TO 8:55:08] ((MEGAN MECONI/CINCINNATI RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S GREAT FOR THE AREA CONVENIENT THAT YOU YOU DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WTIH THE LARGER AIRPORTS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Smith/Retired Westvaco Employee; 00]
[Super=01-Megan Meconi/Cincinnati Resident; 11]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=WITH THE LARGER AIRPORTS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynchburg will gain a flight to Charlotte...
and keep all service to Pittsburgh.
The changes will be phased in by November 2nd.
But some travelers are already feeling the effects of the airline's new restrictions on non-refundable tickets.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:59:41]
[IN Q=]

((SAM SCHERREP/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THE PERSON I'M PICKING UP COULD'VE GOTTEN AN EARLIER FLIGHT BY SHE COULD NOT GET ON STANDBY.. THAT ON THE NEWS THE OTHER DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Sam Scherrep/Roanoke Resident;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=THE OTHER DAY.]
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[11VMI-Visitors]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-33 43:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Cutbacks in programs and personnel are most likely on the horizon at Virginia Military Institute.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :26+]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

V-M-I's oversite committee, the Board of Visitors is meeting this weekend in Lexington and New Market to discuss budget reductions at the school. The cuts are being ordered by the state to make up for the shortfall in state revenue. The school will have to submit three proposals with varying levels of cuts, and then the state will choose which plan will be put in place. The Board of Visitors will also be looking at possible tuition increases as a way to increase revenue.
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[11Baseball-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC1:30:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Just hours away from the deadline, a strike was averted in Major League Baseball. And one Virginia Tech professor says, that the voice of reason finally prevailed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;(quick)]

Woody (Fuh-RAR) Farrar teaches American sports history at Virginia Tech-- and could not be happier that in his words "major league baseball did not commit suicide." Yesterday-- baseball's players and owners agreed to a new contract and avoided a strike. Farrar says after 9-11 and Enron-- the American people needed a break.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:58:05 through 27]
[IN Q=Last year]
[SUPER=01-"Woody" Farrar/Virginia Tech Associate Professor;]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=very very good news.]
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[VO-NAT]

Farrar says players need to realize they are privileged people-- and that greed does not have a place in baseball.
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[11React-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Fans at the local level have mixed reactions.
Justin McLeod headed to the Salem Avalanche game to find out why.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Meier/Baseball Fan; :35]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Jenkins/Baseball Fan; :41]
[SUPER=01-Jim Fulton/Baseball Fan; :50]
[SUPER=@justin1; :55]
[SUPER=01-Stan Macko/Avalanche General Manager; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Buck Moore/Baseball Fan; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Salem]

((((NAT SOUND OF THROWING STRIKE AT 2:09:04))
The only strike you'll see these days is the ones thrown by the pitcher....and that's a relief to many fans.
[SOT 2:02:34; 2:05:22; 2:02:56]
[IN Q=I'm glad about it]

((CORY SMITH: I'M GLAD ABOUT IT AND I'M EXCITED.)) ((LAUREN BROWN: DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS BASEBALL STRIKE? (LAUREN SHAKING HER HEAD).)) ((JIM FULTON: I WAS PRETTY SURE IT WOULD GET RESOLVED. THEY KEPT SAYING LAST OUT LAST MINUTE AND THAT'S WHEN IT WAS RESOLVED.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=when it was resolved]


What was resolved is this.
Players and owners agreed to a four year labor contract.
Fans welcome the news but some say the agreement failed to cover all the bases.
[SOT 2:06:05; 1:54:54]
[IN Q=All these baseball players]

((BRYAN MEIER: ALL THESE BASEBALL PLAYERS THEY ARE JUST GETTING ALL GREEDY NOW SO THEY JUST WANT MORE MONEY.)) ((KATHY JENKINS: GET RID OF BUD SELIG AND THE PLAYERS NEED TO COME BACK DOWN TO EARTH.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=down to earth]


But some say the owners are just too blame.
[SOT 2:04:13]
[IN Q=Everybody shares the]

((JIM FULTON: EVERYBODY SHARES THE BLAME. IT'S BILLIONAIRES FIGHTING WITH MILLIONAIRES.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=with millionaires]
[SOT 2:14:23]
[IN Q=Another complaint]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ANOTHER COMPLAINT AMONG FANS IS THE COST OF A BALL GAME. YOU CAN EXPECT TO PAY ANYWHERE BETWEEN A 150 AND 200 DOLLARS FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR AT A PROFESSIONAL BALLGAME. THAT'S WHY MANY FANS ARE NOW TURNING TO MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=minor league baseball]

((NAT SOUND OF BEER GUY YELLING AT 2:11:18))
Here at a Salem Avalanche game a family of four can expect to pay just 30 bucks.
[SOT 2:08:04]
[IN Q=It's family affordable]

((STAN MACKO/AVALANCHE GENERAL MANAGER: IT'S FAMILY AFFORDABLE ENTERTAINMENT AND THAT'S WHAT WE THRIVE ON.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=thrive on]


The strike would not have affected the Salem Avalanche.
However, team leaders say a work stoppage would have hurt baseball as a whole.
It is a game many fans would like to see return to the good old days.
[SOT 1:52:00]
[IN Q=I come from the old school]

((BUCK MOORE: I COME FROM THE OLD SCHOOL BACK IN THE OLD 40'S WHEN WE USE TO HAVE A TEAM HERE LOCALLY THAT THE GUYS USED TO PLAY FOR THE LOVE OF THE SPORT.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=love of the sport]


It is a sport you can sink your teeth into, at least until the next talk of a baseball strike.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Salem.))

[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning... we'll talk to a parent who helped to start a child I.D program at a local school.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And this week's movie review- suspicious deaths are linked to one webiste... see if you should "fear" the dot-com world...
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But first if you are traveling today...
[Brent MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[Comm #5]



[Child-ID]


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


When a child is missing any information about him can be helpful for authorities.
That's when a child I.D. might come in handy. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=07-Carla Stegall;]


Carla Stegall helped start a Child I.D drive this year at W.E. Cundiff Elementary.
She joins us today with information on how you can get a child I.D.
((1-TELL ME ABOUT WHY YOU STARTED THE CHILD I.D. PROGRAM AT THE SCHOOL

2-WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A CHILD ID
3-HOW CAN PEOPLE GET ONE...))
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE CHILD ID FS]
To get an I.D you contact Leslie Owens of State Farm at 540-366-6384.
(XXXXXXX)
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[ANCHOR=JOy]

News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.

(Joy tosses to bump)[Movie-Review]



[ANCHOR=Brent @ Pulpit]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=Movie Review #3; TC ]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[2-SHOT Brent and ANNA BAM]
[SUPER=07-Anna Wentworth;]

BAM Monitor -- FS Movie Review
BAM Monitor -- Movie Clip
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[vo-nat]
TAKE MOVIE CLIP FS

[SUPER=04-"fear dot com"] HOT CHANGE TO
[super=04-Warner Brothers;]
[VO RUNS=2:00]
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MB Monitor -- FS N7 Movie Review ((Movie review "feardotcom" Warner Brothers
Now I know why they call this the dog days of summer. There have really been some dogs at the movies lately, and "feardotcom" is the worst of a bad lot. The movie is gruesome, repulsive and obsessed with methods of torture, which are lovingly and graphically filmed. There are some effectively creepy moments, but they are overshadowed by the movie's penchant for the grisly and nauseating A couple of promising plot lines disintegrate and cease to make sense toward the end; not that the movie makes much sense, anyway. Stephen Dorff plays Mike, a police detective who has been searching for "The Doctor", a serial torture-killer who videos his victims agonies over the internet, but getting nowhere. Mike calls in Terry, a department of health official, when several people show up dead with symptoms that mimic the ebola virus. But these corpses don't have a disease, and their deaths remain mysterious. The only thing they have in common is a web site they have all visited called feardotcom, a site that features the torture and death of "The Doctor's" victims. Of course Mike and Terry, knowing everyone who has accessed the site has died horrible deaths, go there anyway. These are the kind of people who never turn on lights when they go into rooms where spooky stuff is going on. They follow leads to a murderer without adequate back up; they turn their backs at just the wrong times. In other words, they act like idiots. "feardotcom" is both reprehensible and repulsive. Don't give these people your money. Rated R for good reason. Grade: F ))

[SUPER=07-Rating: R;]
[SUPER=07-Anna's Grade "F";]


AD LIB WRAP

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[ANCHOR=Joy]

[take webaddress fs] And just a reminder that you can find all of our movie reviews on our website at wbdj7.com and click on the weekend morning icon.
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[2BIRTHDAYS!] 9/1/02
Sunday:

[SUPER=130-/Joseph Havens/Salem]



[SUPER=130-/Wayne Lawson/Indian Valley]



[SUPER=130-31/Mark Riley/Rockbridge Baths]

his wife - share the same birthdate
[SUPER=130-32/Michelle Riley/Rockbridge Baths]



[SUPER=130-5/Darien Jones/Roanoke]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Connie Pritchett/Danville]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-12th/Chris & Heaather Froeschl/Roanoke] pronounced "fro-shell"


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-40th/Charles & Nancy Jennings/Roanoke]

[SUPER=131-/Leroy Lawrence/Snow Creek]