[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

[NEWSCAST=Sun 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 Sunday Morning....... Volunteer firefighters face a dangerous situation overnight in Botetourt County...
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...And thousands are evacuated as Hurricane Isidore picks up strength and heads toward the states... We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[AM-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sunday AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC 1:49:28]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Botetourt County volunteer firefighters spent much of their Saturday night battling a major fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

They were summoned to Penny Lane in Troutville around 9 last night. The first units to arrive immediately called for more assistance, but when fire officials learned what was inside a large barn, they told crews to keep their distance.
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[SOT 51:28]
[IN Q=We actually]
[SUPER=01-Greg Sleboda/Troutville Assistant Fire Chief;]
[RUNS=12]

((GREG SLEBODA/TROUTVILLE ASSISTANT CHIEF: WE ACTUALLY PULLED EVERYONE BACK. WE HAD A LOT OF EXPLOSIVES GOING OFF IN ONE OF THE BUILDINGS AND WE PULLED EVERYONE BACK AS A PRECAUTION AND LET BASICALLY THAT BUILDING BURN AND PROTECT OTHER EXPOSURES.))
[OUT Q=protect other exposures.]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire officials say they were most concerned about chemical tanks. There are no reported injuries. As for the cause, Sleboda says they're checking out a tractor that had returned to the barn about an hour before the fire was spotted.
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[Grayson-Water]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


We have an announcement for residents in Grayson County.
(+++++++++)

[GRAYSON CO MAP FS] The health department has issued a boiling notice for houses on Mockingbird Lane, due to an illegal cross connection of well water into Oldtown's Water System. The notice means residents should bring all water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before use until further notice. Again, this is only for residents living on Mockingbird Lane.
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[TAKE FS] For more information you can call 236-9240 or 236-8824.
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[Mid-East]


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


Four Palestinian demonstrators have been shot dead by the Israeli army.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]


They'd joined thousands of others protesting the Israeli siege at Yasser Arafat's West Bank compound.
The Palestinian leader is still holed up with dozens of men that Israel wants to arrest for terrorism.
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[SOT 5:07:49]
[IN Q=Some of the worst]

(( Some of the worst Palestinian masterminds of the terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians have run for cover in Yasir Arafat's Ramallah compound.))
[SUPER=01-Dore Gold/Israeli Government Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=Ramallah compound.]
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[VO-NAT]


Palestinians say that's nonsense ... Arafat's compound has been surrounded for almost a year.
Israel's demolition of Arafat's compound started late Thursday ... after a suicide bomber blew up a bus, killing six people in Tel Aviv.
Israel says its objective is to make conditions so unbearable that Arafat goes into exile.
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[Child-Abuse]


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


The Indiana mother who was caught on tape beating her child says she made a mistake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Store Security Video;]


Last week, security cameras caught 26-year-old Madelyne Toogood repeatedly slapping, shaking and punching her 4-year-old daughter in a store parking lot.
[SUPER=03-Mishawaka, IN;]


She surrendered to police yesterday... and was charged with battery.
Her daughter has been placed in a foster home.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nobody has]

((Nobody has the right to strike their child. I shouldn't have did it. I'm paying for it and my entire family is paying for it over my mistake. Everybody's paying for it and my baby is with some people she don't know .))
[SUPER=01-Madelyne Toogood/Mother;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=she don't know.]
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[VO-NAT]


Toogood says her relatives could have cared for the little girl.
Authorities say 4-year-old Martha appears to be OK.
Her mother says this is the first time she's ever done anything like this.
She was freed after posting bond.
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[Louima]


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


A former New York City policeman accepted a plea deal for lying about the torture of a Haitian immigrant in 1997.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Charles Schwarz was scheduled to go on trial Monday for the fourth time.
In exchange for his guilty plea to one count of perjury, prosecutors dropped two other charges. He was sentenced to five years in prison.
Prosecutors say Schwarz held Abner Louima down while another officer sodomized him with a broken broomstick.
Louima told reporters he's trying to move on.
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[SOT 5:31:35 - :46]
[IN Q=]

(( ABNER LOUIMA: Establish the principle so what has happened to me will not be tolerated and will not happen to my children or anyone else's children. ))
[SUPER=01-Abner Louima/Police Brutality Victim;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=anyone else's children.]
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[VO-NAT]


Former officer Justin Volpe is serving a 30-year sentence for the assault.
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[Hurricane-Isadore]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Suna .am.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Isidore]


Hurricane Isidore is already pounding the tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Key West, FL;]


Forecasters believe Isidore could become a dangerous category four storm with Mexico, Louisiana and Texas most likely to feel the brunt.
More than 20-thousand people have been evacuated from the Yucatan's tip and emergency crews are getting ready to evacuate 50-thousand more.
Isidore hit Cuba on Friday with winds 100 miles per hour and heavy rains.
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[wx next]

[Tease#1]



[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Sunday Morning....... Floyd is preparing for the sounds of music... We'll explain a little later...
[ANCHOR=Brent]

But first -
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[live pic of dog on PS] We'll tell you about an event going today that is making strides to raise awareness about racing dogs...

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[Lotto]
[Break #1]



[Floyd-Fest]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off #4 34:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[**ANCHOR TAG**]
Floyd Virginia is preparing to be overrun by thousands of music fans. Next week, the first annual Floyd World Music Festival will crank up off the Blue Ridge Parkway. In this week's Time Off, we get a taste of what's to come.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=((music)) The hills of Floyd Virginia are already alive with the sound of music...]
[SUPER=03-Floyd; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kris Hodges/Production Manager; :36]
[SUPER=01-Erika Johnson/Floyd World Music Festival; 1:13]
[SUPER=@Shannon2;1:30]
[RUNS=2:19]
[OUT Q=standard]



(([SOT -11:42-11:46]

((MUSIC))
[RUNS= :04]

The hills of Floyd Virginia are already alive with the sound of music even though the first annual Floyd Fest is still a week away. Nii Tettey Tettah and the Kusun Ensemble are just one of hundreds of acts that will take the stage at what's turning out to be an ambitious project.
[SOT 24:36-24:41]
[IN Q=Basically, we're just trying to...]

((ERIKA JOHNSON/FLOYD WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL: BASICALLY, WE'RE JUST TRYING TO PUT TOGETHER A HOLISTIC AND QUALITY ENVIRONMENT.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=holistic and quality environment.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 14:55-15:05]
[IN Q=What we're doing is bringing about...]

((KRIS HODGES/PRODUCTION MANAGER: WHAT WE'RE DOING IS BRINGING ABOUT PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD THE CELEBRATE LIFE, MUSIC, ART, CULTURE AND FOOD AND BASICALLY, GOOD VIBE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=good vibe from all over the world.]

Kris Hodges and his partner, Erika Johnson, have hand -picked artists for their artisitc integrity. The line-up is impressive. During the course of the three-day event, everyone from the Neville Brothers to Doc Watson, Stacey Earle, The Lonesome River Band, Rhonda Vincent, Sam Bush and Acoustic Syndicate will play... and that's just to name a few. There will also be hundreds of local and regional artists on the Showcase Stage. But music won't be the only draw.
[SOT 24:42-25:03]
[IN Q=We want children to be well-entertained.]

((ERIKA JOHNSON: WE WANT CHILDREN TO BE WELL-ENTERTAINED. WE HAVE A HUGE HEALING ARTS AREA WITH YOGA AND TAI CHI DEMONSTRATIONS AND HERBAL HEALING INFORMATION. WE HAVE AN ARTISTS VILLAGE OF 75- LOCAL AND REGIONAL CRAFTSPEOPLE SHOWING AND SELLING.))
[RUNS= :21]
[OUT Q=craftspeople showing and selling.]

Not to mention the food. A heaping handful of nationalities will be represented. Because, in the end, the goal of Floyd Fest is the bringing together of all kids of peoples to form a new community.
[SOT 17:40-17:50]
[IN Q=We envision this as an incredible...]

((KRIS HODGES: WE ENVISION THIS AS AN INCREDIBLE, ALL SENSE-ENCOMPASSING GATHERING OF PEACE, LOVE AND GOOD VIBE.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=peace, love and good vibe.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 32:50-33:00]
[IN Q=I want five year olds...]

((KRIS HODGES: I WANT FIVE YEAR OLDS, 80-YEAR OLDS. I WANT BLACK, RED, YELLOW, GREEN, PURPLE, WHITE, YOU NAME IT, I WANT ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE AND THAT'S WHAT FLOYD FEST REALLY IS ALL ABOUT.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=what Floyd Fest really is all about.]
[SOT 14:40-14:44]

((MUSIC))
[RUNS= :04]))



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[ANCHOR TAG]
[ANCHOR=Brent]

Floyd Fest is next weekend - September 27th through 29th and will be held off the Blue Ridge Parkway at milemarker 170 and a half.
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[TAKE WEB PAGE FS] For directions and information about tickets, camping and more, log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on the News 7 Saturday and Sunday morning icon.
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[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Sun 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 Sunday Morning...... Israeli troops take on thousands of Palestinian protesters and threaten to blow up Arafat's compound....
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..And volunteer firefighters are getting some much needed rest after battling a dangerous fire in Botetourt County.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Ramallah]


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


Thousands of Palestinians have poured into the streets to protest Israel's siege of Yasser Arafat's Ramallah compound.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]


Four demonstrators were shot dead by the Israeli army.
In the largely demolished compound, Israel threatened several times over loudspeakers to blow up the building where Arafat is holed up.
The raid was launched late Thursday in retaliation for a suicide bombing on a Tel Aviv bus that killed six people.

Israel says it does not intend to harm Arafat ... just to send him into exile.
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[Gaza-Demonstrations]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza, West Bank;]


Palestinian protesters also took to the streets in Gaza in a show of support for their beseiged leader.
Palestinian police fired automatic weapons into the air and defied Israeli curfews in the West Bank.
The Israeli army has demanded that Arafat surrender 20 wanted militants it believes are holed up in the compound with him.
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[Apple-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-39 15:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]

"Granny Smith" would be proud....
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[SOT 17:00:48]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boones Mill]


Thousands turned out for the 25th annual Boones Mill Apple Festival.
This year's event featured more than 70 vendors, children's activities, live entertainment, and of course plenty of apple products.
The Franklin County Lions Club holds the event every year to raise money for several area causes.
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[SOT 17:06:00]
[IN Q=We give to the community]

((FRANCES MURRARY/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: WE GIVE TO THE COMMUNITY PROJECTS, THE RESUCE SQUAD, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. ANYBODY HAS A HOUSE BURN DOWN OR JUST ANYBODY IN NEED.))
[SUPER=01-Frances Murray/Festival Organizer; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=anybody in need]
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[VO-NAT]


This year's festival raised nearly five thousand dollars.
Parking along U.S. 220 was difficult to find for several hours.
But the ordeal was made easier with an appearance by the Mayberry Deputy.
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[Hope-Walk]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-38 19:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One area organization hopes to bark up the right tree.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Helping Our Pet Overpopulation Explosion, or H.O.P.E, yesterday held a walkathon at Longwood Park in Salem.
The goal was to raise awareness about the need for owners to have their pets spayed or neutered.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:23]
[IN Q=It's a healthier animal]

((BILL BANDY/ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER: IT'S A HEALTHIER ANIMAL. IT'S MAKES A BETTER INSIDE BETTER. IF YOU SPADE OR NEUTERE YOU REDUCE THE PET POPULATION PROBLEMS THAT'S REAL HEAVY IN THE UNITED STATES RIGHT NOW. ONE CAT IN ITS OFFSPRING CAN PRODUCE OVER 670-THOUSAND CATS OR DOGS IN SHORT PERIOD OF SEVEN YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Bandy/Animal Control Officer]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=of seven years]
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[VO-NAT]


26 walkers took part in the 3 mile walk, and helped raise nearly three thousand dollars.
The money will help pet owners in Salem and Craig County spay or neuter their pets .
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] The Roanoke Symphony is tuning up for this year's polo Cup.. Coming up we'll speak with one of the organizers about what you can expect at this years event...
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And
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[VO-NAT]

Lady Luck was with Ms Illinois as she makes her crowning achievement in Atlantic City!! 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]

[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun-AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]

Balancing children and a career. It's a challenge facing many working women. So is it possible to have it all? News 7's Rachel Cannon takes a look at one local woman making it happen in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=PROFILE #6 TC 1:42]
[GRAPHIC=Profile]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andie Gibson/Works from Home; :17]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Franklin County.]

((NATS TC 14:12:24 When Andie Gibson had her son Ben almost three years ago, she had a tough decision to make. Leave her full-time job in Roanoke or put him in day care.
She found the answer in Gibson Media Design.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:31:02]
[IN Q=I DO LOGO ]

((ANDIE GIBSON/WORKS FROM HOME; I DO LOGO DESIGN ALL SORTS OF ADVERTISING, SUPPORT MATERIALS BROCHURES, NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINE.))
[OUT Q=magazine.]

all from a desk at her home on Smith Mountain Lake. She's one of many women who want to raise their kids and contribute financially to the family's household.
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[SOT 1:17:08]
[IN Q=it was]

((IT WAS JUST A LEAP OF FAITH I KNEW THAT IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT STARTING UP AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER ON MY OWN.))
[OUT Q=OWN]

Difficult but successful. She says her client base has grown steadily thanks to referrals and need in her area. But Gibson is the first to admit, she doesn't do it all alone.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:21:05]
[IN Q=my folks]

((MY FOLKS WATCH HIM FOR ME FOUR DAYS A WEEK AND I WORK A LOT IN THE EVENINGS AFTER HE GOES TO BED.))
[OUT Q=TO BED.]

Her line of work also makes this set-up successful. NATS TC 08:24:06 DID YOU GET THE STUFF I FAXED OVER With today's technology she can complete projects and e-mail designs right from her computer. But no matter what's at her fingertips, working from home is a balancing act.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 04:31:29]
[IN Q=the trade]

((THE TRADE OFF FOR ME BEING ABLE TO BE FLEXIBLE AND BE MY OWN BOSS IT MAKES IT ALL WORTH IT.))
[OUT Q=WORTH IT.]

TC 16:17:25 (shot playing with truck) and so does seeing the smile on her son's face. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Franklin County.))

[monitor toss to PS][Anemia-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-36 45:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Red Cross and other blood donation facilities are often asking for help... and a Bland County teen is just one of the examples of why giving is so important. As Justin McLeod tells us, she needs a transfusion every 10 days ... but still finds ways to help others with the gift of life.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kayleigh Duffy/Aplastic Anemia Patient; :15]
[SUPER=01-Tamara Ulmer/Kayleigh's Mom; :31]
[SUPER=@justin1; :51]
[SUPER=01-Danni Berthiaume/Hockey Player; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:59]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]


(( ((NAT SOUND OPEN AT 14:39:18 OF KAYLEIGH LAUGHING))
Kayleigh Duffy looks like your typical teenager.
At 13, she's dyed her hair and she wears funky shoes.
In many ways, it's hard to tell this Bland County teenager is suffering from a life threatening disease.
[SOT 14:52:48]
[IN Q=When I first got it]

((KAYLEIGH DUFFY: WHEN I FIRST GOT IT I WAS LIKE MY WHOLE WORLD IS ALL OVER WITH. I CAN'T GO TO SCHOOL, I WON'T INTERACT WITH MY FRIENDS ANYMORE, WHAT I AM GOING TO DO.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=I am going to do]


You'd probably feel the same way if you found out you had aplastic anemia.
It is a rare and sometimes fatal bone marrow disease.
[SOT 14:57:50]
[IN Q=You've already received]

((TAMARA ULMER/KAYLEIGH'S MOM: WE'VE ALREADY RECEIVED ONE ROUND OF CHEMOTHERAPY. WE'RE KINDA OF WAITING TO MOVE ONTO THE NEXT STEP WHICH RIGHT NOW IS UNKNOWN.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=now is unknown]


It has been a year of unknowns ever since Kayleigh was diagnosed last September.
She can no longer attend school, spending a lot of her time in hospitals in Roanoke and Maryland.
[SOT 15:00:23]
[IN Q=Kayleigh has had more]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: KAYLEIGH HAS HAD MORE THAN A HUNDRED BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS IN THE PAST SO SATURDAY MORNING SHE HELD A BLOOD DRIVE HERE AT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IN ROANOKE. IT WAS A WAY FOR HER TO GIVE BACK AND ALSO RAISE AWARENESS.))
[Runs= :12]
[OUT Q=also raise awareness]

((NAT SOUND OF KAYLEIGH AND HOCKEY PLAYER LAUGHING AND TALKING))
The blood drive proved to be a success, thanks to some high profile help.
Two former Roanoke Express players have over the months donated blood and offered some much needed moral support.
[SOT 14:51:20]
[IN Q=She likes to crack a few]

((DANNI BERTHIAUME/HOCKEY PLAYER: SHE LIKES TO CRACK A FEW JOKES. WHEN WE WATCH THE SHOW OSBOURNES, SHE CALLED ME OZZY, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S A COMPLIMENT. WE DEFINETELY HAVE A LOT OF FUN TOGETHER.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=a lot of fun together]


Those fun times began on the ice rink.
Kayleigh attended every home game for the Express last year.
Over the months, she became friends with these guys, in her words they just clicked.
[SOT 14:43:56]
[IN Q=You just can't]

((KAYLEIGH DUFFY: YOU JUST CAN'T BE UPTIGHT ABOUT ANYTHING. YOU HAVE TO LAUGH ABOUT EVERYTHING OR ELSE YOUR LIFE IS GOING TO BE MISERABLE. AND WE'RE JUST BEST FRIENDS, THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=there is to it]


It is a friendship that allows Kayleigh the chance to "sea life" (SHOT OF SHIRT AT 14:38:57) and live it thanks to the gift of life.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[Miss-America]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


America has a new representative...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlantic City, NJ/ABC]

Miss Illinois - Erika Harold - was crowned Miss America last night in Atlantic City.
[SUPER=04-The Miss America Organization 2002]

The 22-year old opera singer from Urbania says she hopes that this is only the beginning of her representation of the U-S... she wants to practice public policy law and run for a national office. Harold was supposed to begin Harvard Law school this fall, but delayed her enrollment after winning her state pageant and a shot at Miss America. (------------) Miss Alabama Scarlotte Deupree was first runner-up.