[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning.......
A woman attempting to pass another vehicle crashes her S-U-V into a tractor trailor -
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[SOT - 3:24:09]
[IN Q=I'm Manuel Gallegus ....]

((MANUEL GALLEGUS: I'M MANUEL GALLEGUS IN ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND. COMING UP INVESTIGATORS LOOK INTO A POSSIBLE PROMISING LEAD IN THE SNIPER CASE.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=in the sniper case.]
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We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Shooting-Spree]


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


A possible lead in the sniper investigation, police say they have found shell casings inside a white box truck.
Manuel Gallegus has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Have police found that elusive]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :03]
[SUPER=01-Charles Moose/Montgomery Co., MD Police; :52]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=cbs news, rockville, md]

((HAVE POLICE FOUND THAT ELUSIVE WHITE BOX TRUCK?
(file)

AUTHORITIES SAY THEY ARE EXAMINING THAT TYPE OF VEHICLE FOUND AT A CAR RENTAL AGENCY NEAR DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OUTSIDE WASHINGTON D-C. INSIDE THE TRUCK THEY FOUND A SHELL CASING WHICH IS NOW BEING TESTED. HOWEVER, INVESTIGATORS WON'T SAY IF THE POSSIBLE EVIDENCE IS CONNECTED TO THE SNIPER SHOOTINGS. THIS POTENTIAL LEAD COMES AFTER AUTHORITIES FOUND OUT THEY WERE FOLLOWING FALSE ONES.

(NATS OF MONDAY'S SHOOTING)


AT MONDAY'S SHOOTING IN VIRGINIA ONE WITNESS TOLD POLICE HE SAW THE SHOOTER AND THE GET-A-WAY VEHICLE. BUT POLICE SAY HE MADE UP HIS STORY. NOW MICHAEL DOWDY IS SPENDING THE WEEKEND IN JAIL.... IF CONVICTED HE FACES UP TO SIX MONTHS BEHIND BARS.

(NATS)

BECAUSE OF THE WITNESS' STORY... POLICE WENT BACK TO THE CRIME SCENE ON FRIDAY. RETRACING THEIR STEPS TO MAKE SURE THEY DIDN'T MISS ANYTHING FROM BEING MISLED.

(SOT-CHIEF CHARLES MOOSE/MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE)

"go back, rethink, relook, nothing more complex than that" :05
WITH THE SNIPER STILL OUT THERE IT IS ANOTHER WEEKEND OF FEAR IN THE WASHINGTON D-C AREA. HOMECOMINGS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. SOME FOOTBALL AND SOCCER GAMES ARE CANCELLED. AND AT THE PUMPKIN PATCH WHERE THOUSANDS OF KIDS NORMALLY COME FOR HAYRIDES... THERE ARE NOW JUST A HANDFUL... FRUSTRATED WITH LIFE INDOORS.

(SOT-MOS KIDS)

"it's really annoying because we all need fresh air and the shades are down" "I would go to my friends house but really, I'm not allowed outside anymore" :08
STANDUP: TO CATCH THE SNIPER IT SEEMS POLICE ARE LOOKING AT ALL POSSIBILITIES. CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED THE F-B-I HAS QUESTIONED A SUSPECTED AL-QAEDA OPERATIVE IN BELGIUM ABOUT SNIPER TRAINING MEMBERS HAVE RECEIVED. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND.))


[11Boty-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC37:59]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

An accident on Route 11 near Daleville sent a woman to the hospital last night after flipping her S-U-V...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night]


State troopers say a woman driving a Suszuki Samurai tried to go around another vehicle that was STOPPED to let a truck onto the highway.
The unidentified woman's car hit the tractor trailer and flipped onto its roof.
She was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. There is no word on her injuries - but officials don't believe them to be life-threatening.
The truck driver was O-K.
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[11220-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-40 TC32:36]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

One woman is dead after driving the wrong direction on U-S 220 and hitting another vehicle head on. Police say the victim was 71-year old Jovine (JOE-vine) Lynch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]


Officials say Lynch was driving north in the southbound lanes. The cars collided in the stretch of 220 between Colonial and Elm Avenues.
The driver of the second car, 29-year old Stephanie Hallis, was also taken to the hospital, but authorities say her injuries were not life threatening.
The accident blocked the southbound lanes- Traffic was directed onto the shoulder of the road for more than three hours.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Roanoke Police are not sure whether Lynch entered the expressway at the Franklin Road on- ramp and headed north, or simply turned around in that area. Investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have seen her car in the moments before the crash.

[11Drought-Declarations]


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


Governor Mark Warner is criticizing federal agriculture authorities for not doing enough to help the state's farmers.
Drought Disaster declarations for 58 communities have been pending since August 6th.
The Governor is adding even more counties to the list.
Federal approval would make farmers in Carroll, Grayson, Patrick and Roanoke Counties, and the counties that border them, eligible for low interest loans.
Disaster Declarations for Rockbridge, Bedford and Prince Edward Counties have already been approved by the U-S Department of Agriculture.

[Diner-Tease]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=SAT AM]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[wipe wipe wipe from travel bump]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm Tom Polisso...]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...on Weekend Diner.]


[straight to commerical]

[DinerOpen]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=Diner #7]
[GRAPHIC=Diner FS WX Monitor]


If you've ever wanted to learn how to fix restaurant style recipes right in your own kitchen, then wait no longer. Today on the Diner, we head to the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant in Lynchburg where Tom Polisso unveils the secrets behind their mouth-watering Portobello Mushroom Chicken.

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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]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's absolutely a...]
[SUPER=01-Tom Polisso/Texas Roadhouse Restaurant; ]
[RUNS=3:15]
[OUT Q=...thank you Tom.]
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[ANCHOR=Brent]

[Take FS Chyron 7153]
If you have a recipe that you enjoy preparing at home, we'd love to see you make it. Send the recipe and along with you name and phone number to
Weekend Diner Care Of WDBJ7.....P.O. Box 7 Roanoke....Virginia 24022-0007.
Or drop me an email at bwatts@wdbj7.com I hope you'll stick around, there's much more of News 7 Saturday Morning coming up.
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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...... A Homecoming Tradition at a high school sends several people to the hospital with first degree burns...
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[SOT - 3:24:09]
[IN Q=I'm Manuel Gallegus in Rockville....]

((MANUEL GALLEGUS: I'M MANUEL GALLEGUS IN ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND. COMING UP INVESTIGATORS LOOK INTO A POSSIBLE PROMISING LEAD IN THE SNIPER CASE.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=in the sniper case.]
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We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
[2-shot toss to hello]

[11Fitzgerald]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-38 TC48:04]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A Franklin County man will spend a year in jail for the death of a Smith Mountain Lake woman.
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[VO-NAT :19.5]
[SUPER=03-Chatham/Yesterday;]

Yesterday in Pittsylvania County court, a jury found William Fitzgerald guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Last November, Fitzgerald's vehicle hit Ellen (shank-er) Schenker in a head on collision. The prosecutor says Fitzgerald was under the influence of a prescription drug and alcohol. But in court, the defense challenged medical testimony.
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[SOT 30:13:00]
[IN Q=HE WAS]

((DAVID NIXON/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; HE WAS LOOKING AT A MAX OF TEN YEARS AND THE JURY DID NOT GIVE HIM ANY PENITENTIARY TIME BUT GAVE HIM 12 MONTHS IN JAIL SO I THINK THEY UNDERSTOOD THAT IT WAS A VERY WEAK CASE FOR THE COMMONWEALTH.)) ((RON SCHENKER/VICTIM'S HUSBAND; FOR SOMEONE TO KILL SOMEBODY AND ONLY SERVE 12-MONTHS ITS JUST NOT RIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-David Nixon/Defense Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ron Schenker/Victim's Husband; :14]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=NOT RIGHT]
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[VO-NAT]

Fitzgerald has two prior D-U-I convictions and at the time of the accident he had been out of jail just seven hours on one of those charges. But the judge in the case ruled there wasn't sufficient evidence to charge him with felony murder or driving under the influence. Fitzgerald is out on a 30-thousand dollar bond pending an appeal.
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[6Manns]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-37 44:44]
[GRAPHIC=Manns]

The trial of a 17-year old accused of murder-for-hire in Martinsville has been declared a mistrial.. after the jury said it was deadlocked.
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[VO-NAT]


Lisa Thomas Muhammad was fatally shot in September of 2000 while working in the store she and her husband ran.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/January 2001]


The Commonwealth argued 17- year- old Billy Ray Manns was hired to kill Thomas by her husband, Maverick Muhammed.
The defense questioned that theory suggesting Muhammed could have done the killing himself.
The jury deliberated for more than 7 hours before saying it could not reach a decision.
The judge in the case plans to meet with attorney's next week to set a new trial date.
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[Russia-Bomb]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=EXPLOSION]


A car bomb exploded outside of a fast food restaurant in Moscow today during the lunch rush.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia; ]

Officials say at least one person was killed and seven injured during the blast outside of a McDonald's. Russian bomb experts say the bomb contained 11 POUNDS of T-N-T. There are conflicting reports about responsibility... but some police sources are reportedly saying it was a terrorist act.
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[Military-Crash]


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


A search and rescue operation is underway for four aviators from the Lemoore Naval Air Station involved in a crash Friday morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lemoore, CA]


The four men were participating in a training exercise when their Navy fighter jets crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California.
Officials have not released any information about the cause of the crash or whether the men were able to eject .
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[Homecoming-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A school tradition of lighting a bon fire to kick off homecoming may change at one New York high school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Massapequa, NY]


The school was preparing to begin its celebration but when firefighters went to ignite the bon fire some fumes caused an explosion.
Several firefighters were injured, some with first and second degree burns.
Luckily, no students were hurt.
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[11State-layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC1:43:46]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]

Many state workers are now looking for new jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;]


Yesterday was the last day for state agencies to notify employees who was being laid off.
More than 18-hundred state workers lost their jobs this week because of budget cuts.
D-M-V was one of the agencies hardest hit.
Close to 6-hundred employees were let go.
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[SOT 12:25:02]
[IN Q=IT WAS A GRAY DAY]
[SUPER=01-Shellie Knight/Laid-off State Employee]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=THEY WERE GONE.]
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[VO-NAT]


D-M-V employees say many of the workers who were laid off had close to 30 years of experience.
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[11Brookneal]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC1:38:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


200 years and counting.. that's the word in Brookneal this weekend as the small Campbell County town celebrates its bicentennial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brookneal]


A parade, concerts and fireworks are just a few of the festivities on tap.
In a town hit hard by layoffs and a slow economy, the celebration has been a welcome relief.
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[SOT 1:24:28]
[IN Q=It could not]

((PHYLLIS CAMPBELL/BROOKNEAL MAYOR: IT COULD NOT HAVE COME AT A BETTER TIME. WE JUST FILLED THE BASSETT-WALKER PLANT WITH A COMPANY BY THE NAME OF JENSEN'S AND THE EXCITEMENT BRINGS ON OTHER PEOPLE TO LOOK AT OUR TOWN AND BRINGS PEOPLE INTO TOWN FROM OTHER PLACES AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT MIGHT COME OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Phyllis Campbell/Brookneal Mayor;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=come of it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The parade starts this morning at 11, followed by a full day of crafts, food and music.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=None]


Tonight - the local rock band "The Dazzlers" will give their first concert in 40 years.
Long-time W-D-B-J viewers might remember them as regular performers on Channel 7's "Saturday Session" program in the late 1950's.

[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Just in time for Halloween, "The Ring" is promising to scare the bageebers out of audiences nationwide... we'll take a look in this week's movie review...
[ANCHOR=Brent]

AND-
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[VO-NAT]

It's time for another picture show at the Grandin... the Roanoke landmark is opening back up in style, and we'll give you a sneak peek. 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]

[11Grandin]


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

[****ANCHOR TAG****] The Grandin Theatre's last curtain call was nearly a year ago... but the Roanoke landmark is set to open its doors once again next week. Justin McLeod had a chance to go behind the scenes and has this preview of what movie-goers have to look forward to...

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[SOT 22:43]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF HAMMERING]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Chittum/Grandin Theatre Foundation; :11]
[SUPER=@justin1; :45]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF HAMMERING AT 22:43))
What you see here is a work in progress as the Grandin Theater gets ready for its grand re-opening.
[SOT 23:57]
[IN Q=It's been crazy]

((KATHY CHITTUM/GRANDIN THEATRE FOUNDATION: IT'S BEEN REALLY CRAZY. WE'VE BEEN SORT OF MAKING A MAD DASH TO GET ALL OUR DUCKS IN A LINE OR IN A ROW TO GET THIS COMPLETED.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=get this completed]


Completed work that took several months and cost more than a million dollars.
Part of that money paid to restore the marquee located outside the theater here on Grandin Road.
[SOT 26:43]
[IN Q=We didn't originally think]

((KATHY CHITTUM: WE DIDN'T ORIGINALLY THINK THAT WE HAD ENOUGH MONEY TO FINANCE THE MARQUEE AND IT CAME THROUGH.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=came through]


Not all of it has come through.
The Theater Foundation plans to build a Hollywood Walk of Fame outside on the sidewalk.
But the cemented stars are on back order and won't be in place until December.
[SOT 40:55]
[IN Q=Once you buy your tickets]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ONCE YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS YOU HEAD THROUGH THESE DOORS HERE INTO THE LOBBY WHERE YOU'LL NOTICE SOME CHANGES RIGHT OFF THE BAT. THE CONCESSION STAND HAS BEEN MOVED TO WHERE THERE WAS AN OLD SCREENING ROOM. IT IS BIGGER AND HAS A LOT MORE TO OFFER. FROM THERE YOU'LL SEE EVEN MORE CHANGES WHEN YOU HEAD INTO ONE OF FOUR COMPLETELY RENOVATED MOVIE THEATERS.)) [Runs17]
[OUT Q=renovated movie theaters]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF FIXING PROJECTOR))
The theaters are now equipped with new projectors and a digital sound system.
The seats are also wider and offer more leg room.
This all makes the Grandin a state of the art movie house but one that is still preserved within a classic old theater.
[SOT 25:41]
[IN Q=We really wanted to keep]

((KATHY CHITTUM: WE REALLY WANTED TO KEEP THE INTEGRITY OF THE BUILDING IN THE OLD ATMOSPHERE, THE OLD CHARM OF A 1930'S DECO HISTORIC THEATER.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=historic theater]


An old charm that even includes gargoyles.
It is just one of many new and old things you'll see when the Grandin re-opens.
And for that, everyone is hoping the sequel will be a sweeping success. (SHOT OF SWEEPING)
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=None]


The Grandin re-opens Monday with the official grand opening taking place next Friday night.
[sports next]



[11MTV-Audition]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-36 TC1:09:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Oh what college students will do for a little bit of cash... and MTV's "I Bet You Will" is there to catch it on tape for the nation to see...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;]


The show dares college students to perform outrageous stunts for money.
Tech senior Lyndsay Taylor, got two-thousand dollars to shave her head in the form of a crown.
She's running for homecoming queen, but even if she doesn't win, she says she'll at least take home a nice consolation prize.
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[SOT 6:34]
[IN Q=i'm taking]

((LYNDSAY HAILEY/SHAVED HEAD FOR MTV: I'M TAKING A TRIP IN MAY AFTER I GRADUATE...THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING TO DO WITH THAT MONEY IT'S GOING TO BE COMPLETELY SELFISH MONEY I'M GOING TO DO SOMETHING FOR ME WITH IT 6:39))
[SUPER=01-Lyndsay Hailey/Shaved Head for MTV;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=with it]
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[VO-NAT]


Lyndsay says she plans to donate her left-over locks to the Wigs for Kids foundation.
M-T-V will air the segment during its "I Bet You Will" homecoming special NEXT Saturday.
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