[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=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning.......
Two teenage boys could face life in prison, after they were found guilty of murdering their father.
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And... a raid in the Gaza Strip this morning results in a lot a destruction and a few arrests. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[2-Father-Killed]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Two Florida boys face 22 years to life in prison for killing their father with a baseball bat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pensacola, FL;]


A Pensacola jury found 13-year-old Alex and 14-year-old Derek King guilty of second-degree murder.
They were also convicted of arson for trying to burn down their house around their father's body.
The boys confessed, then recanted.
A separate jury has found family friend Ricky Chavis innocent of the same charges.
Prosecutors said the boys wanted to escape their controlling father and live with Chavis, a convicted child molester.
The boys' lawyers argued that Chavis wanted to keep their father from finding out he was having sex with one of the boys.
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[Middle-East]


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


Israeli troops seized a Palestinian militant leader and demolished four alleged bomb factories in a raid on a Palestinian-ruled town this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza Strip;]


About 40 armored tanks rolled into the town and arrested the local head of Islamic Jihad and three of his brothers, according to Palestinian witnesses.
The Israeli Army confirmed the arrests and said it also detonated a large explosive found in a local compound.
Four workshops allegedly used to make mortars were also reduced to rubble.
The army said the raid came in response to attacks in which Palestinian militants killed two Israeli soldiers Thursday.
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[11September-11]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC1:26:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Like most Americans, Virginia's top elected officials are remembering where they were on the day of the terrorist attacks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Governor Mark Warner and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore will be spending September 11th attending ceremonies across the state.
Warner plans on observing the day at the Pentagon.
Kilgore says he will be in Richmond where he was a year ago when his brother called to tell him to turn on the television.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:56:14-34]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: THAT'S WHEN I REALIZED THINGS WERE GOING ON ON SEPTEMBER 11TH. I STARTED THINKING OF ALL THE TARGETS IN RICHMOND. I WAS LOOKING OUT OVER THE FEDERAL RESERVE BUILDING AT THE TIME AND SEEING EVERYBODY THERE EVACUATING. I KNEW SOMETHING HORRIBLE WAS GOING ON.))
[SOT 10:40:31-42]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THE MEMORY OF SMOKE BILLOWING OUT OF THE PENTAGON AND JETS STREAKING ACROSS THE SKY, THAT'S ETCHED IN MY MEMORY FOREVER. THAT FEELING OF OHMIGOD WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT.))
[SUPER=@Kilgore; :00]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :21]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUTQ=to happen next.]
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[VO-NAT]


The governor is calling on Virginians to mark September 11th by becoming active in their communities.
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[11Elton]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC25:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A sell-out crowd of nearly 11- thousand came out to see a music legend take center stage at the Roanoke Civic Center last night. Elton John made a repeat appearance here in the Star City. And as Justin McLeod tells us, fans say his music is better than ever.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Darryl Martin; :41]
[SUPER=01-Mary Ann Wilson; :46]
[SUPER=01-Teddi Townlee; :51]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1999; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Laura George; 1:11]
[SUPER=@justin2;]
[SUPER=01-Rick George; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=FADE OUT WITH CROWD CHEERING]

((((NAT SOUND OF ELTON JOHN SINGING))
The Rocket Man came to Roanoke and proved he can still soar even after all these years. ((NAT SOUND OF CONCERT))
It was a night full of old favorites as well as several new ones from his just released album titled "Songs From the West Coast."
And for fans, they were more than happy to go along for the ride.
[SOT 24:05; 22:24; 23:00]
[IN Q=I've like Elton John for years]

((DARRYL MARTIN: I'VE LIKED ELTON JOHN FOR YEARS AND IT TAKES ME BACK TO MY CHILDHOOD LIKE MOST PEOPLE.)) ((MARY ANN WILSON: I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM. HE IS JUST GOT A GREAT SOUND, HE'S JUST GREAT.)) ((TEDDI TOWNLEE: HE'S KINDA LIKE A CLASSIC. IT'S JUST LIKE, I DONT KNOW, IT'S JUST LIKE BLUEJEANS, IT ALWAYS FITS.))

[Runs17]
[OUT Q=it always fits]

((NAT SOUND OF ELTON SAYING HELLO TO ROANOKE))
Elton John is no stranger to Roanoke.
He performed here once before in February of 1999.
His decision to return surprised many of his fans.
[SOT 26:06]
[IN Q=I was surprised he]

((LAURA GEORGE: I WAS SURPRISED THE FIRST TIME HE CAME AND UNFORTUNATELY I DIDN'T GET TO SEE HIM SO I AM REALLY AMAZED HE CAME BACK A SECOND TIME.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=back a second time]


The second time proved a little more difficult to fill the seats.
More than a hundred tickets remained available the day of the show.
But once he took the stage, there wasn't an empty seat in the house.
[SOT 25:31]
[IN Q=I like his music]

((RICK GEORGE: I LIKE HIS MUSIC. WE GREW UP AROUND HIS MUSIC. AND IT WILL BE A LONG TIME BEFORE ANOTHER MUSICIAN COMES ALONG THAT CAN MAKE THE MARK ON THE WORLD THAT HE HAS.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=that he has]

((NAT SOUND OF ELTON SINGING TOWARDS THE END OF A SONG WITH CROWD CHEERING))))


[1-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=SP-126 TC5927]
[GRAPHIC=Tennis]


Tonight's U-S Open Women's final will be another showing by the Williams sisters for the grand slam championship.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flushing Meadow, NY/U. S. Open; :00]


Venus overcame 10 double faults and 43 unforced errors to beat Amelie Mauresmo in three sets.
Little sister Serena battled Lindsey Davenport, winning five straight games in the second set to advance to the final which you can see here on Your Hometown Station tonight. Now here's a look at last night's high school football scores.
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[WIPE TO MOTION]

[SUPER=55-North Cross/14/Covenant School/21/James River/40/Roanoke Catholic/0/Patrick Henry/13/Amherst Co./6;]



[SUPER=55-Dinwiddie/20/Halifax Co./56/Fieldale-Collinsville/48/Chatham/0/Hidden Valley/0/Lord Botetourt/27;]



[SUPER=55-Pocahontas/12/Eastern Montgomery/42/Christiansburg/28/Glenvar/26/Chilhowie/34/Fort Chiswell/7;]



[SUPER=55-Marion/30/Northwood/14/J.J. Kelly/26/Pound/7/Martinsville/20/Jefferson Forest/27;]



[SUPER=55-William Byrd/13/Staunton River/10/Randolph Henry/12/William Campbell/60/Petersburg/20/Pulaski Co./13;]



[SUPER=55-Salem/25/Cave Spring/10/L.C. Bird/27/G.W. Danville/20/Narrows/13/Craig Co./12;]



[SUPER=55-Northside/14/Liberty/7/Magna Vista/51/Franklin Co./52/George Wythe/21/Radford/26;]



[SUPER=55-E.C. Glass/7/Heritage/20/Hargrave Military/19/Lynchburg Christian/23/Bland Co./20/Auburn/38;]



[SUPER=55-Tazewell/15/Richlands/30/Appomattox/18/Rustburg/13/Charlottesville/19/Brookville/7;]



[SUPER=55-Galax/0/Carroll Co./33/Parry McCluer/0/Rockbridge Co./51/Rural Retreat/13/Honaker/16;]



[SUPER=55-E. Hardy, WV/13/Bath Co./30/Grayson Co./21/Ashe Co., NC/30;]



[RUNS=:55]
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[super=#555; reset][Tease#1]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning... one local family hasn't "canned" family values just yet.. we'll meet them coming up in Weekend Diner...
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And
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[VO-NAT]

in today's Focus on Health, a new report says there's a connection between diesel fuel and lung cancer... that may have some parents concerned before they put their child on the bus...
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[Lotto]
[Break #1]



[Diesel-Lung]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

We breathe it in everyday... diesel exhaust fumes from the likes of trucks and buses.
Now... a new report says the fumes could cause cancer. Elizabeth Hashagen reports.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Kids on the school]
[SUPER=03-Dix Hills, Long Island;]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Hashagen/Reporting;]
[SUPER=01-Marianne Zacharia/American Lung Association;]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Sallows/Truck Driver;]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=something will pull it in]



((SOT - ZACHARIA "Kids on the school bus are exposed every single day

to diesel fuel emission.")

AS THE TRUSTED YELLOW SCHOOL BUS TAKES CHILDREN BACK AND FORTH FROM CLASS EACH DAY, THE EXHAUST FROM ITS TAIL PIPE MAY BE HARMING THE KIDS INSIDE.
AFTER A DECADE OF STUDY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY NOW SAYS BREATHING DIESEL EXHAUST OVER TIME CAN CAUSE CANCER.
THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION SAYS YOUR COMMUTE TO WORK EACH DAY MAY BE A HAZARD TO YOUR HEALTH AND TRUCK AND BUS DRIVERS MAY HAVE AN EVEN STRONGER CANCER RISK.

(SOT - ZACHARIA "People who drive for a living... they're on the road

all the time. Construction workers who use heavy equipment deal with diesel fumes and kids on school buses are exposed to diesel fumes each day.")

THE E-P-A'S FINDINGS SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT'S PUSH TO REDUCE TRUCK TAILPIPE EMISSIONS BY REQUIRING CLEANER BURNING ENGINES AND DIESEL FUEL WITH ULTRA LOW SULFUR CONTENT.
DRIVER JERRY SALLOWS SAYS HE DOESN'T WORRY ABOUT HIS TRUCK'S EMISSIONS BUT WARNS OTHERS ON THE ROAD TO STEER CLEAR OF DIESEL FUMES.

(SOT - SALLOWS "If you see it coming out black on the road or

something yeah I'd get away from it because it's going to come into your air conditioner or something will pull it in."))
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[Marya toss to bump][DinerOpen]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=Diner #8]
[GRAPHIC=Diner FS WX Monitor]


For the Sprinkle family, canning is a family affair. Every summer the whole family gets together to can tomatoes, and a lots of them. I just happened to visit one such day, and learned about canning, but even more about family values
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[Weekend-Diner]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=WKND Diner #8]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When asked about...]
[RUNS=2:32]
[OUT Q=...it's not for sale.]
(++++++++)
[ANCHOR=Brent]

[Take FS Chyron 7153]
If you would like to try some canning of your own, we have some directions for you, just check out our web site at WDBJ-7-dot com and click on the Weekend Diner Icon. Or - you can send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope to... Weekend Diner Care Of WDBJ7.....P.O. Box 7 Roanoke....Virginia 24022-0007. Next time on weekend diner, Glen Sprinkle will prepare the his recipe for homemade salsa. And it IS a good one. Stick around, News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[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 Maryland fisherman makes a rare and wretched catch in the Chesapeake Bay...
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And residents at Roanoke apartment complex are locked out because of financial woes...
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Father-Killed]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Two teenage boys face 22 years to life in prison in the beating death of their father.
A jury convicted Alex and Derek King of second-degree murder in Florida yesterday.
And a family friend accused of the same crime has been acquitted.
Jim Acosta has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS]
[SUPER=03-Pensacola, FL; :00]
[SUPER=02-Jim Acosta/Reporting; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=JA, CBS News.]


[2-Middle-East]


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


Israeli troops raided a Palestinian-ruled town in the Gaza Strip this morning, arresting a militant leader.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza Strip;]


About 40 armored tanks rolled into the town and seized the local head leader of the Islamic Jihad and three of his brothers, according to Palestinian witnesses.
The Israeli Army confirmed the arrests and said it also detonated a large explosive found in a local compound.
Four workshops allegedly used to make mortars were also reduced to rubble.
The army said the raid came in response to attacks in which Palestinian militants killed two Israeli soldiers Thursday.
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[11Goodlatte]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC1:48:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia legislators joined other members of Congress to voice the nation's sorrow over the loss of lives on September Eleventh...
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[VO-NAT - :17 - 12:53:49]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

More than 300 House and Senate members were on hand for the opening of a special congressional session at Federal Hall in New York City.
It's the site where Congress first met more than two centuries ago, and just a few block from where the World Trade Center's Twin Towers stood a year ago.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 16:17:35]
[IN Q=It was a celebration...]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) 6TH DISTRICT; IT WAS A CELEBRATION OF OUR COUNTRY, OUR DEMOCRACY, THE FREEDOM THAT WE ENJOY AND A MESSAGE TO THOSE THAT WOULD ATTEMPT TO TAKE THAT FREEDOM AWAY FROM US, THAT THIS CONGRESS, THIS COUNTRY IS RESOLVED TO FIGHT TERRORISM. ))
[SUPER=10-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) 6th District/GOP TV;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=to root out terrorism.]
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[VO-NAT - :11+]

It was mostly a symbolic gathering -- but many lawmakers say the special session was a necessary show of support for New York and its people as the anniversary of September Eleventh approaches.
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[Snakehead]


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


A Baltimore fisherman got an unwanted Catch of the Day ... when he pulled northern snakehead fish out of Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD;]


It's the first sighting of the gruesome predator in the Chesapeake Bay.
The Chinese fish gained notoriety for it's ability to walk on land and eat everything in sight.
James Scritchfield says it took a fight to get his catch.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1st bite]
[IN Q=I said that's a snakehead]

((JAMES SCRITCHFIELD/FISHERMAN: I said that's a snakehead, I knew it, so I got him on the net and I picked him up and he bit the net and stuck his head through it and he was trying to bit me so I hit him in the head with the net. ))
[SUPER=01-James Scritchfield/Fisherman;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=head with the net.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Maryland Department of Natural Resources confirmed Scritchfield's discovery.
It's the second sighting of a northern snakehead in the state.
Two of them were pulled from a drainage pond earlier this summer.
Experts say the snakehead is not much of a threat because it can't establish a population in Maryland's climate.
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[11Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC1:01:44]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]

Donations have come in from all over the country to raise a reward to help find Jennifer Short and her parents' killer.
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[VO]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape; :00 (QUICK)]

Currently, about 57-thousand dollars is being offered for information in the case. Twenty- thousand dollars was donated by an unnamed individual in Virginia. More than eleven-thousand was raised through private funds at three local banks.
Ten- thousand dollars is being offered by the employer of one of Mary Short's relatives. And an additional ten- thousand dollars came from a reward fund for three tourists murdered at Yosemite National Park in California three years ago. Henry County, Martinsville, and Crimestoppers have pitched in a total of three- thousand dollars ... and a Crimestoppers bike ride raised nearly that much. Meanwhile, authorities says they're still pursuing leads in investigation... but have no suspects.
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[11Kaine-Pay]


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


Every dollar the state can cut back in unneeded spending will help the one-point- five-(B) billion dollar budget shortfall.
Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine is giving up 16-thousand-200 dollars in discretionary money that the state provides his office.
He's also calling for more accountability in how legislators and elected officials are paid.
Virginia elected officials receive allowances for office supplies and other expenses.
In most cases, the money is paid directly to the officeholders.
The total paid to the lieutenant governor, attorney general, speaker of the House of Delegates and the members of the House and Senate exceeds 2-million dollars a year.

[11Jefferson-Place]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC1:23:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some tenants at a new apartment complex are locked out because of money matters...
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[VO-NAT :18.5]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Two floors are completed at the Eight Jefferson Place apartment complex in downtown Roanoke - - but tenants can't move in.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Officials say they're dealing with a small problem involving tax credits. Tax credits are used to finance historical projects. They're issued .. and then proceeds go to funding....
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:14:07]
[IN Q=part of the]

((EDWARD MURRAY/ROA REDEVELOPMENT & HOUSING AUTHORITY; PART OF THE TAX CREDIT RULES ARE THAT YOU CANNOT OCCUPY THE BUILDING UNTIL THE TAX CREDITS HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN SOLD TO THE FINAL INVESTOR AND SO FOR THAT REASON THE TAX CREDITS HAVEN'T BEEN SOLD TO THE FINAL INVESTOR AND FOR THAT REASON WE'RE NOT ABLE TO OCCUPY THE BUILDING YET.))
[SUPER=01-Edward Murray/Rke. Redevelopment & Housing Authority;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=BUILDING YET.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Murray says a California company has been contracted to sell the tax credits to investors. He had hoped they would have sold them by now. Officials say the matter should be resolved by next week.
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[11Tech-Police]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-32 TC1:32:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some federal money is helping Virginia Tech beef up its police department ...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The department was awarded a 300-thousand dollar grant this week from the U-S Department of Justice. The grant will use to hire three additional full-time police officers.
Five state agencies were awarded similar grants but Virginia Tech was the only one in our region to receive the funding.
Officials say they will begin the hiring process immediately.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning... A high school crush goes too far when one "Swimfan's" obsession takes a plunge toward danger ... that's this week's movie review...
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And a veterinarian in North Carolina says that we shouldn't just be concerned about humans contracting the West Nile Virus... we'll see how it affects animals... But first if you are traveling today...
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[Brent MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[Comm #5]



[Horse-West]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

A recent string of outbreaks of the West Nile Virus has many people concerned. But, the virus can be deadly to animals, too. Now is the time for horse owners to think about prevention. David Whisenat has the details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=graceful and beautiful]
[SUPER=03-Cabarrus County, NC;]
[SUPER=01-M.J. "Smokey" Puckett DVM/Vaccinating Horses;]
[SUPER=01-David Whisenat/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=its former strength]

((
GRACEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL... HORSES ARE ALSO VULNERABLE TO A VIRUS THAT CAN BE DEADLY.

(SOT - "Humans and horses are the greatest secondary contractors of

the disease.")

THOUGH REPORTS OF DEATH ARE RARE, 35 HORSES HAVE DIED IN THE LAST TWO YEARS FROM WEST NILE VIRUS.

(SOT - PUCKETT "It is a fatal disease, 25 to 30 percent of horses who

contract the disease will die from it.")

DOCTOR PUCKETT IS WARNING HORSE OWNERS ABOUT THE THREAT, AND ADVISING THEM TO HAVE THEIR HORSES VACCINATED AGAINST THE DISEASE.

(SOT - PUCKETT "It takes a vaccination and a booster and it seems to

be protecting very nicely.")

HORSES GET THE WEST NILE THE SAME WE DO, THROUGH THE BITE OF AN INFECTED MOSQUITO.
SYMPTOMS CAN INCLUDE FEVER, HYPER EXCITABILITY, OR PARALYSIS.
THE VACCINE WAS DEVELOPED LESS THAN A YEAR AGO WHEN A HANDFUL OF CASES STARTED SHOWING UP IN THE U-S.))

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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[SS=none]


HORSE OWNERS SAY, EVEN IF AN INFECTED HORSE RECOVERS FROM THE VIRUS, IT MAY NOT REGAIN ALL OF ITS FORMER STRENGTH.

[2-11Elton]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC25:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A sell-out crowd of nearly 11- thousand came out to see a music legend take center stage at the Roanoke Civic Center last night. Elton John made a repeat appearance hear in the Star City. And as Justin McLeod tells us, fans say his music is better than ever.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Darryl Martin; :41]
[SUPER=01-Mary Ann Wilson; :46]
[SUPER=01-Teddi Townlee; :51]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1999; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Laura George; 1:11]
[SUPER=@justin2;]
[SUPER=01-Rick George; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=FADE OUT WITH CROWD CHEERING]

((((NAT SOUND OF ELTON JOHN SINGING))
The Rocket Man came to Roanoke and proved he can still soar even after all these years. ((NAT SOUND OF CONCERT))
It was a night full of old favorites as well as several new ones from his just released album titled "Songs From the West Coast."
And for fans, they were more than happy to go along for the ride.
[SOT 24:05; 22:24; 23:00]
[IN Q=I've like Elton John for years]

((DARRYL MARTIN: I'VE LIKED ELTON JOHN FOR YEARS AND IT TAKES ME BACK TO MY CHILDHOOD LIKE MOST PEOPLE.)) ((MARY ANN WILSON: I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM. HE IS JUST GOT A GREAT SOUND, HE'S JUST GREAT.)) ((TEDDI TOWNLEE: HE'S KINDA LIKE A CLASSIC. IT'S JUST LIKE, I DONT KNOW, IT'S JUST LIKE BLUEJEANS, IT ALWAYS FITS.))

[Runs17]
[OUT Q=it always fits]

((NAT SOUND OF ELTON SAYING HELLO TO ROANOKE))
Elton John is no stranger to Roanoke.
He performed here once before in February of 1999.
His decision to return surprised many of his fans.
[SOT 26:06]
[IN Q=I was surprised he]

((LAURA GEORGE: I WAS SURPRISED THE FIRST TIME HE CAME AND UNFORTUNATELY I DIDN'T GET TO SEE HIM SO I AM REALLY AMAZED HE CAME BACK A SECOND TIME.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=back a second time]


The second time proved a little more difficult to fill the seats.
More than a hundred tickets remained available the day of the show.
But once he took the stage, there wasn't an empty seat in the house.
[SOT 25:31]
[IN Q=I like his music]

((RICK GEORGE: I LIKE HIS MUSIC. WE GREW UP AROUND HIS MUSIC. AND IT WILL BE A LONG TIME BEFORE ANOTHER MUSICIAN COMES ALONG THAT CAN MAKE THE MARK ON THE WORLD THAT HE HAS.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=that he has]

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"Fatal Attraction" has taken a plunge into the pool for the teenage version "Swimfan." Anna and Brent are here to tells us if the movie sank or swam at the box office in this week's movie review.
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BAM Monitor -- FS Movie Review
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MB Monitor -- FS N7 Movie Review ((Swimfan 20th Century Fox "Swimfan" is a teenaged version of "Fatal Attraction" and has the same weakness. We don't know what really motivates the stalker, Madison. It also has some of the same strengths, a manipulative, obsessed character who will stop at nothing to get what she wants and does some really scary stuff. Jesse Bradford is Ben, a star swimmer at his high school who is looking at a probable scholarship to Stanford. He has a good life, a nice Mom, and a great girlfriend, Amy (Shiri Appleby); but then Madison Bell (Erika Christensen) moves to town. At first, Madison acts like a normal girl. She says she wants to be friends and Ben treats her as one, telling her about his past run-in with drugs and the law; his girlfriend, Amy, and his hopes for a swimming scholarship. But when, in a moment of stupidity, Ben has sex with Madison in the pool, everything changes. Madison becomes obsessed with Ben, calling him, paging him, showing up unexpectedly wherever he is; she even drops in on his mother and befriends Amy. The more Ben tries to get away from Madison, the more his life spirals out of control. His swimming suffers, his relationship with Amy suffers; then he becomes the subject of a murder investigation. No one believes that it is not Ben, but Madison who is doing all the damage. "Swimfan" isn't very deep and there is a lot that is not explored; Madison's motivation is murky for example, and how her past affects what she does is unclear; but the movie moves forward well, Bradford and Appleby garner some sympathy; and Christensen is a very scary girl. Rated PG-13 Grade C+ ))

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[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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In case you missed the Elton John concert here in Roanoke, we will leave you this morning with some highlights from last night's event....
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(------------)[2-BIRTHDAYS!] 9/8/02


Sunday:

[SUPER=130-2/Tyler Camden/Rockbridge Co.]



[SUPER=130-21/MaryAnn Burchette/Rustburg]



[SUPER=130-9/Anna Fluri/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-62/Dick Moran/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-12/Jennifer Linkenhoker/Springwood]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-59th/Waymon & Cora Pack/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-8/Paras Patel/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-6/Zachary Brooks/Salem]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Dale Walker/Saygo]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Terry & Rita Oakes/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Bernell Ingram/Henry]


Anniversary: [SUPER=131-35th/David & Barbara Goode/Roanoke]