[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning, enemy gunfire kills a U-S soldier in Afghanistan.
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[VO-NAT]

And eight abused dogs are awaiting new lives in new homes.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Soldier-Killed]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two late developments from Afghanistan. A U-S soldier has been killed in combat, and an international peacekeeping helicopter has crashed near the Kabul airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bagram Air Base]


Military officials are not releasing the soldier's name but say he was injured when his unit came under fire this morning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :17]
[IN Q=The fire fight started]

((THE FIRE FIGHT STARTED... DIED DURING SURGERY))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Clutter/United States Air Force;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=died after surgery]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=None]


This is the first U-S combat death since May.
Fifteen American serviceman have been killed in battle in Afghanistan since the U-S started its anti-terror campaign. As for the peacekeeping helicopter that went down, a spokesman for the peacekeepers had no immediate information on casualties -- or the cause of the crash.


[Pakistan-Demo]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


Another 50-thousand U-S troops will soon be headed to the Persian Gulf, this as the White House calls on U-N weapons inspectors to intensify their efforts in Iraq.
Meanwhile, the U-S led campaign against Iraq to disarm has sparked protests in Pakistan..
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[NAT SOT]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Karachi, Pakistan]


The latest anti-US demonstration yesterday in Pakistan's largest city. Protest leaders say if the U-S attacks Iraq, Muslims would take it as an attack against the entire Muslim World.
They also urged the U-N not to single out Iraq but to do weapons inspections in the West as well.
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[11Iraq-Money]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-43 TC2:03:52]
[GRAPHIC=Malik Almaliki]


A Roanoke man charged with conspiring to launder money and send it to Iraq has a detention hearing scheduled for Monday. His attorney says the money was simply going home to family members.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

(Ma-Leek All-MALL-icky) Malik Almaliki was arraigned yesterday in U.S. District Court, still wearing his blue Berglund Automotive work clothes. The government says (ALL-MALL-icky) Almaliki wired more than 130-thousand dollars to a company in Seattle, Washington for transmittal to Iraq. The Iraqi-born U.S. citizen was arrested Thursday at the dealership, where he's a detailer.
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[11Pulley]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC1:39:30]
[GRAPHIC=Patty Jo Pulley]


Investigators have answered a question more than three years old -- what happened to Patty Jo Pulley. But the answer raises even more questions. Authorities announced yesterday that remains found in Caswell County, North Carolina are Pulley's.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./May 1999]


The 37 year old disappeared in May of 1999 when she left her home to go shopping in Danville.
There were no signs of her until this week when a passerby found her remains in a Caswell County creek bank.
The Caswell County Sheriff says there were signs of foul play but would not elaborate.
Pulley's friends remember her as an energetic outgoing person.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:04:01; 1:00:10]
[IN Q=She taught my daughter]

((RANDY 'GLASSCOCK/FAMILY FRIEND: SHE TAUGHT MY DAUGHTER PIANO PROBABLY TEN YEARS AGO. SHE WAS A NICE LADY, VERY NICE, WARM, FRIENDLY.)) ((RICHARD GARDNER/CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY. WE EXTEND TO THEM OUR SYMPATHIES, OUR CONDOLENCES AND CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THEM, IT IS GOING TO BE A TOUGH TIME FOR THEM AND THE CHURCH HERE AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Glasscock/Family Friend; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Gardner/Church Member; :10]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=here as well]
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[VO-NAT]


Patty Jo and her husband were members of "River of Life Church" in Ringgold for more than a decade.
Her husband Rick has since moved to the Lebanon area, near Abingdon.
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[Focus-Health]


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




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[start animation]
[runs=04]

[end animation]
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[JOY ONE SHOT]
Do you suffer from moderate or severe headaches?
If so, you could help local doctors study the effectiveness of a medication to treat them. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Dr. James Banks/Carilion Roanoke-Salem Center;]


Here to tell us more about the headache research study is Dr. James Banks with the Carilion Roanoke-Salem Center.
1-WHY IS THIS STUDY SO IMPORTANT
2-WHAT DO YOU HOPE IT WILL MEAN FOR HEADACHE SUFFERERS
3-WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE STUDY
4-WHAT WILL THEY HAVE TO DO
5-WHEN DO YOU PLAN TO HAVE RESULTS OF THE STUDY

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[Phone Number FS]
For more information about the headache research study or to participate call 540-224-5969.
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If you're headed to the mall to finish your Christmas shopping. Brent joins us with some holiday music to get you in a festive spirit.



[Schaaf]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[Brent at Performance Set]

(Brent introduces Kelly Schaaf and sister)



[SUPER=07-Kelly Schaaf;]


[Holiday Bump at the end of music]

[GO STRAIGHT TO BREAK]






[Poinsettias]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[**ANCHOR TAG**] Every December, store fronts, grocery shelves, desks and dining room tables erupt into color thanks to the richly hued poinsettia. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young invites us into the greenhouse to see what it takes to make the festive flower flourish.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's the week before Christmas...]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lindsey Wilson/Horticulture Student; :16]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Barker/Horticulture Teacher; :25]
[SUPER=01-Amanda Jackson/Horticulture Student; 1:17]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:39]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=STD]


It's the week before Christmas and students in the horticulture class at Laurel Park High School are down to their last one hundred or so poinsettias. They've been tending more than one thousand of the plants since school started this summer in hopes of selling out during the holidays.
[SOT 1:33:54-1:34:01]
[IN Q=There's a whole lot you put into them...]

((LINDSAY: THERE'S A WHOLE LOT YOU PUT INTO THEM YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT. IT'S NOT JUST SUN AND WATER. IT'S A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN THAT.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=a whole lot more than that.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 1:24:46-1:24:57]
[IN Q=The trickiest thing would be to get them to bloom.]

((DEBORAH: THE TRICKIEST THING WOULD BE TO GET THEM TO BLOOM. THEY NEED A 14-HOUR NIGHT SO WE ACTUALLY HAVE TO PUT CURTAINS ON OUR GREENHOUSE TO PROTECT THEM FROM SECURITY LIGHTING OR THEY WON'T COLOR UP IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=won't color up in time for Christmas.]

Deborah Barker oversees the agriculture education program and small business venture but, the kids are responsible for the poinsettias' care. They learn about the many varieties... Barker favors the sturdy new Prestige... and what to look for in a quality plant.
[SOT 1:25:28-1:25:45]
[IN Q=You want to know that the flower...]

((DEBORAH: YOU WANT TO KNOW THAT THE REAL FLOWERS ARE THE STRUCTURE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOWER. THE RED PART IS SPECIALIZED LEAVES. SO, CHECK INSIDE THE LEAVES AND MAKE SURE YOU STILL HAVE SOME TIGHT YELLOW BLOOMS IN THERE. IF IT'S A GOOD HEALTHY PLANT, IT'LL LAST THROUGH THE HOLIDAY SEASON.))
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=it'll last through the holiday season.]

Students also conjure up other seasonal decorations, from holiday wreaths to colorful swags to sweet corsages.
[SOT 1:33:12-1:33:16]
[IN Q=I like it because we get to work...]

((AMANDA: I LIKE IT BECAUSE WE GET TO WORK WITH OUR CREATIVITY.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=with our creativity.]

All items are priced to sell but, it's the poinsettias that bring in the most business.
[SOT 1:25:49-1:26:01]
[IN Q=We have people that call...]

((DEBORAH: WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT CALL ME AT EASTER AND SAY, "MY POINSETTIA'S STILL RED. WHAT DO WE DO?" I TELL THEM THEY CAN CUT IT BACK AND IT'LL BRANCH AND GROW IT AS A HOUSEPLANT OUTDOORS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=as a houseplant during the summer months.]

Barker's fresh out of flowers this year, and if you're looking forward to next December she says you'll want to put in your order early. One tip: the plants are prone to root rot so, before you water, poke a hole in the foil so your pretty poinsettia doesn't perish. Shannon Young, News 7, Henry County.
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[Take WDBJ 7 Web Page FS] For more information about Laurel Park's horticulture program, check out our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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[BOOKS BUMP]

[DinerOpen]


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


Cooking for those holiday gatherings doesn't have to be an all day affair. On this week's Diner Patsy Stovall prepares her quick and delicious family recipe for..a Chicken Ball. The recipe is featured in a cookbook that has been released just in time for the holidays.
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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=The name of the cookbook...]
[RUNS=2:37]
[SUPER=07-Patsy Stovall]
[OUT Q=...thank you very much.]
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[ANCHOR=Brent]

[Take Cookbook FS] If you would like to purchase a copy of Cooking in the Classroom, you can call 982-1464. The cookbook costs 8 dollars. [Take FS Chyron 7153]
If you would like a copy of today's recipe, 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.

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[6Floyd-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC49:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Eight abused dogs are now in loving hands and on their way to finding new homes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd;]


The Floyd County Animal Shelter took in the blue-tick hounds last Wednesday, after discovering they had been deprived of food and water for several days.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 46:43]
[IN Q=one of them]

((GARLAND NESTER/FLOYD CO. ANIMAL SHELTER: ONE OF THEM HAD LACERATIONS TO THE NECK, ULCERS WHERE HER COLLAR WAS TOO TIGHT AND ONE WAS SO EXHAUSTED THAT IT WAS ACTUALLY GOING TO SLEEP ON ITS FEET WHEN WE WERE DOWN THERE INVESTIGATING 46:54))
[SUPER=01-Garland Nester/Floyd Co. Animal Shelter;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=THERE INVESTIGATING]
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[VO-NAT]


All of the dogs have been released from the shelter and placed in animal care agencies, where they will receive further care and be put up for adoption.
The dogs' owner, 66-year-old Kermit Martin, pled guilty to nine-charges of animal cruelty yesterday in District Court.
He was fined 450-dollars.
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(Toss to break)


[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[roll cold out of the open]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning... a U-S soldier is killed in combat in Afghanistan.
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[VO-NAT]


And new help for families left homeless. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[2-Soldier-Killed]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For the first time since May, a U-S serviceman has been killed in combat in Afghanistan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bagram Air Base]


Military officials are not releasing the soldier's name but say he was injured when his unit came under fire this morning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :17]
[IN Q=The fire fight started]

((THE FIRE FIGHT STARTED... DIED DURING SURGERY))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Clutter/United States Air Force;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=died after surgery]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Fifteen American serviceman have been killed in battle in Afghanistan since the U-S started its anti-terror campaign. In a separate incident, the police chief in Kabul says a helicopter crash today has killed four peacekeepers and two civilians on the ground. He says the peacekeepers are believed to be German.

[Iraq-Money]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Malik Almaliki]


A Roanoke man charged with sending money to Iraq will be back in court Monday.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

(Ma-Leek ALL-mal-icky) Malik Almaliki was arraigned in U.S. District Court yesterday. The Iraqi-born U.S. citizen lives in Roanoke and works for Berglund Automotive, where he was arrested Thursday. The government says (ALL-mal-icky) Almaliki conspired to funnel money through other countries to Iraq. (ALL-mal-icky's) Almaliki's attorney says his client was simply sending money home to family.
(///// VO NAT at :20 /////)
[SOT 15:29:11-15:29:26]
[IN Q=Well, I mean, he's obviously dumbfounded...]

((DAVID NIXON/ALMALIKI'S ATTORNEY: WELL, I MEAN, HE'S OBVIOUSLY DUMBFOUNDED AS TO WHY HE'S HERE AND WHAT HE'S DONE. HE COMES OVER HERE AND WORKS HARD AND ONE DAY HE'S ARRESTED. HE'S VERY UPSET AND CONFUSED AT THIS POINT.))
[SUPER=01-David Nixon/Almaliki's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=confused at this point.]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=HOLD]

(ALL-mal-Icky) Almaliki's accused of wiring more than 130-thousand dollars to a company in Seattle, Washington for transfer to Iraq. Also named in the indictment are 12 other people accused of jointly transmitting to Iraq close to 12-million dollars in funds or goods. (ALL-mal-Icky) Almaliki is scheduled to appear at a detention hearing Monday.


[Veterans-Home]


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


The federal government will spend more than a half-million dollars to improve an area veterans home.
The Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke will use the 585-thousand dollar grant to expand its Alzheimer's unit.
240 veterans live at the facility, the only state home for vets in the Commonwealth.

[11State-budget]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC1:22:44]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Budget]


Governor Mark Warner has presented more specific proposals to close the state's one-point-two billion dollar shortfall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner recommends elimination of 12 state agencies and pink slips for about 87 state employees.
The governor's budget also calls for a five-percent cut for state police and local sheriffs.
But Warner says no officers will be laid off.
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[SOT 10:15:47]
[IN Q=I WANTED TO BE ENSURED]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I WANTED TO BE ASSURED THAT THIS WOULD NOT MEAN ANY DIMUNITION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT ON THE STREET.)) ((HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER MORGAN GRIFFITH: DOES IT TASTE GOOD, NO. IS IT UNPALATABLE, THAT'S DIFFICULT TO SAY. WE HAVE TO MAKE CUTS SOMEWHERE. I HAVE TO LOOK AT IT AS DOES EVERY MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND WE'LL HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT WE CAN DO.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Majority Leader; :06]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=WHAT WE COULD DO.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner's budget would also increase direct aid to elementary and secondary education.
Some of that money would come from increased lottery profits.
Warner is also giving V-DOT an additional 189-million resulting from strong car sales and an increase fuel tax revenue.
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[5-LYNCAG-Houses]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A federal grant is helping put a roof over the heads of homeless families in Lynchburg.. for up to 18 months at a time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Lynchburg Community Action Group yesterday dedicated the renovation of two Rivermont Avenue homes into transitional living shelters for needy families.
Each house contains two and three-bedroom apartments that can provide living space for parents and as many as seven children.
They'll be used by families that suddenly find themselves homeless for a variety of reasons.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:04:44]
[IN Q=We can go]

((JAMES MUNDY/LYNCHBURG COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP: WE CAN GO UP TO EIGHTEEN MONTHS. OF COURSE WE HOPE THE FAMILY WILL BE ABLE TO GET ITSELF RIGHT AND BACK IN PLACE BEFORE THAT TIME PERIOD, BUT IF IT'S A NECESSITY WE CAN DEAL WITH THEM UP TO EIGHTEEN MONTHS.))
[SUPER=01-James Mundy/Lynchburg Community Action Group;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=up to eighteen months.]
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[VO-NAT]


A 420-thousand dollar grant paid for the renovations and donations have furnished the two homes.
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[Tease#2]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
[ANCHOR=Joy]

Still ahead, a state title is playing just fine in Pulaski.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And how often is a movie sequel better than the original?
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[VO-NAT]


Anna Wentworth will tell us if that's the case with Lord of the Rings in this week's movie review. But first, if you're 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]

[2Schaaf]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[Brent at Performance Set]

(Brent introduces Julie Schaaf)



[SUPER=07-Julie Schaaf;]


[Holiday Bump at the end of music]

[GO STRAIGHT TO BREAK]






[Pulaski-Play]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC24:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Pulaski County high school is celebrating a Virginia High School League Championship for the holidays .. but no, this is not the sports report. AsTeresa Hamilton reports, these high schoolers won the respect of judges on an entirely different stage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Preston Martin/Author & Cast Member; :31]
[SUPER=01-Elyse Brandau/Cast Member; :40 quick]
[SUPER=01-Jeff McCoy/Director; 1:06]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Pulaski Co.]

(( Here at Pulaski County high school-- this is the farewell performance of "Lady of the Lake and Other British Tales".
But it's unlikely anyone in this crowd-- will forget this work of art or the story behind it.
(///sot///)
[sot]
[in q= Nat sound ]

((natural sound)) [runs05]
[out q= Nat sound]

The play was written by Preston Martin-- who garnered help along the way from his fellow cast mates. It was a piece written in a hurry-- a play no one thought would go on to capture a state title.
(///sot///)
[sot 15:54:57]
[in q= We were not expecting ]

(( PRESTON MARTIN/AUTHOR & CAST MEMBER: WE WERE NOT EXPECTING OUR NAME TO BE CALLED AND WE DIDN'T EVEN GET THROUGH THE WHOLE TITLE...THEY SAID, FIRST PLACE THE LADY AND THERE WAS JUST SCREAMS AND I DON'T EVEN THINK ANYONE ELSE IN THE THEATER COULD MOVE THERE FOR A SECOND.)) [runs12]
[out q= for a second.]

[butt butt butt 16:01:04] ((ELYSE BRANDAU: I RELIVE IT EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT IT, EVERY TIME, JUST HEARING OUR NAME IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE. ))
[OUT Q=09]
[OUT Q= unbelievable. ]

The play not only won the double A Virginia High School League State Theater Championship-- but also picked up honors on the district and regional level as well. Not bad for a play written quickly-- after the students found out they could NOT use their first choice because of a possible copyright violation.
(///sot///)
[sot 15:59:37]
[in q= At every]

((AT EVERY SINGLE LEVEL, THE AUDIENCE AND THE JUDGES WERE SCREAMING AND YELLING AT THE END OF THE SHOW IT WAS FANTASTIC, IT WAS GREAT GRATITUDE TO KNOW THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTOOD ABSURDIST THEATER AND GOT A GREAT DEAL OUT OF IT. )) [runs15]
[out q= out of it.]

A play not only understood but also respected-- having brought home Pulaski County's first state high school league championship in eight years. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS7, Pulaski County. ))

[S-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-132 1:57:05]
[GRAPHIC=Stagg Bowl]


The Division III football national championship Stagg Bowl between Mount Union and Trinity kicks off today at noon at Salem Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Mount Union running back Dan (Pew) Pugh has 37 touchdowns this season and if he makes three more today, he will break the all-division college record of 39 touchdowns set in 1988 by Oklahoma State tailback Barry Sanders.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dan Pugh/2,050 Yards Rushing for Mount Union; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....we'll take it"]
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[VO-NAT]


Mount Union has won five of the last six Stagg Bowls and has won 41 straight, but that hardly means the Purple Raiders feel they are in for a walk in the park against Trinity.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Larry Kehres/Mount Union Head Coach; :06]
[SUPER=01-Jerheme Urban/19 TD Catches This Season for Trinity; :18]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=......go about things"]
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[GO STRAIGHT TO SCORES]


[Promo-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Va Profile]


One local man is celebrating life, even if it is lived from a wheelchair.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Allen Garrett had a diving accident 18-years ago that paralyzed him from the chest down. He says for a long time, he continued a wild life of abusing drugs and alcohol. But five-years ago, Garret says he found a strong faith and everything changed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:24:50]
[IN Q=there's]

((ALLEN GARRETT/BUSINESS OWNER; THERE'S THINGS THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD LOOK AT AND SAY I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE HE HAS SUCH A FULL LIFE IN FACT MOST PEOPLE THAT I TALK WITH AND RUN INTO ARE LIKE HEY HE'S GOT A BETTER LIFE THAN I DO AND WHAT'S GOING ON THERE I DON'T MEAN IT IN ANY PRIDEFUL WAY, I'M HIGHLY BLESSED.))
[SUPER=01-Allen Garrett/Business Owner;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=I'M HIGHLY BLESSED.]
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[VO-NAT]

Garrett is also finding success as an entrepreneur. He took his experiences with his disability to build a company.
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[Va Profile Promo FS] That part of his story is coming up tomorrow morning, in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[3Schaaf]


[ANCHOR=Joy & Brent 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]



(Joy and Brent introduces Schaaf sisters)



[SUPER=07-Kelly & Julie Schaaf;]

[Silent Night - :45 Max]
[GO STRAIGHT TO NETWORK]