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[ANCHOR=Joy]

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

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... The Evans Paint warehouse fire may have been started by people trying to keep warm.
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And troops are gearing up for war, but the president says force is a last resort. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Richmond-Shooting]


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

Four people are dead after a man went on a shooting spree in Richmond's Southside last night. Police say the shootings started when Michael Wilson went into a home and shot his 17-year-old girlfriend in a bedroom. Officials say he then headed down several blocks and shot two workers in a convenience store. Police say Wilson then took a van from a group of men outside the store and drove to a relative's house where he shot and killed himself. There's no motive yet for the shootings.


[11Bedford-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC-1:01:06]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A single-car crash killed a couple in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Yesterday]


The wreck happened on Route 122 just south of Big Island around three o'clock yesterday. 81 year old Bernard M. Snead Junior of Big Island was driving with his wife Mildred north on 122 when their car ran off the side of the road, hit a rock and flipped over.
Rescue crews spent twenty minutes getting the victims out of the car.
Mildred Snead was pronounced dead at the scene, Bernard Snead was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he died shortly before 6 o'clock last night. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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[11Evans-Paint]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-52 TC-1:09:26]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

A warehouse fire in Roanoke earlier this week may have been accidentally set by the homeless seeking shelter from the rain and cold.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Thursday Night]

Arson investigators will be looking closely at the building, because all the utilities had been disconnected for awhile. City police believe the Evans Paint Company warehouse houses a good number of homeless people. In fact, bedrolls are still laid out in rooms that were not consumed by fire last night. The blaze began in the front office... a complex of rooms that one criminal investigator says served as a homeless hotel. That one corner of the building sustained 100-thousand dollars in damage.
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[Okita-Iraq]


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


The President is preparing U-S troops for a possible war with Iraq.
He says while the use of force is a last resort, if Iraq does not disarm the U-S is ready to strike.
Teri Okita has the latest from Washington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Thousands of U-S troops across the country]
[SUPER=03-Fort Hood, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Hardnett/Ft. Hood; :50]
[SUPER=01-Gregory Tenore/Ft. Hood; :56]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=standard out]


(( THOUSANDS OF U-S TROOPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE PACKING UP AND READY TO MOVE OUT AND EACH DAY, MORE SOLDIERS ARE DEPLOYED. AT FORT HOOD, TEXAS, THE NATION S LARGEST ARMY BASE, THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF DID A QUICK INSPECTION BEFORE JOINING SOLDIERS IN THE MESS TENT.
NATSD: Bush "I don t think I ll have any broccoli.
TRACK: DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL VISIT MEANT TO BOOST MORALE BEFORE A POSSIBLE WAR WITH IRAQ MR. BUSH TOLD THE TROOPS: WE ARE READY. WE ARE PREPARED.

SOT: Bush: If force becomes necessary to secure peace, American will act

deliberately, decisively prevail because we have the finest military in the world. (CHEERS)
TRACK: THE PRESIDENT SAID HE KNOWS THAT EVERY ORDER HE GIVES CAN BRING A COST, AND WHILE HE HASN T MADE ANY DECISIONS ABOUT WAR WITH IRAQ, THE SOLDIERS SEEM CONFIDENT FOR WHATEVER IS AHEAD.

(Super: Teresa Hardnett/Ft. Hood)
SOT: I m a single parent. I m concerned about my son, but this is why I

joined the military for my son, for my country.

(Super: Gregory Tenore/Ft. Hood)
SOT: We re trained, ready, and prepared if this is what we need to do.


TRACK: WHILE MR. BUSH HAS THE TROOPS BACKING, GETTING COOPERATION FROM OTHER WORLD LEADERS WON T BE AS EASY. U-S WAR PLANS CALL FOR MOVING AN ENTIRE ARMY DIVISION...UP TO 15-THOUSAND TROOPS, PLUS EQUIPMENT THROUGH TURKEY INTO NORTHERN IRAQ.BUT TURKEY HAS YET TO OFFER UP ITS MILITARY BASES, AIRSPACE, OR LOGISTICAL SUPPORT TO U-S TROOPS.
STANDUP CLOSE;.))


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[Focus-Health]


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If looking and feeling better isn't enough motivation to lose weight in the New Year --the Virginia Special Olympics is hoping to give you another reason.
A local chapter is holding a weight loss challenge to raise money for the Special Olympics. [JOY ONE SHOT]
Here to tell us more about that is Bob Garby. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Bob Garby/Virginia Special Olympics]


1-WHAT IS THE WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE
2-HOW DOES IT WORK
3-HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED
4-WHY IS RAISING MONEY FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS SO IMPORTANT
5-TELL ABOUT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS
[FS]
If you would like more information about the Weight loss Challenge for the Virginia Special Olympics contact Melissa Dales at 540-397-2355. The challenge starts January 6th.
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Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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[Langhorne-House]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off 2 1:48:33]
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In the early 1900's two sisters from Danville sealed their spots in history. You probably know one by her name, the other by her face. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young takes us to the Langhorne (LANG-ern) House, where Lady Astor and the Gibson Girl spent their humble beginnings.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's been renovated and moved...]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :02]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Maurakis/Langhorne House; :16]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:17]
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((It's been renovated and moved since it was built in 1870s but the Langhorne House still holds the history of two of Danville's most famous residents. Irene and Nancy Langhorne, sisters who went on to become known around the world.
[SOT 9:42:20-9:42:33]
[IN Q=Irene was noted, of course...]

((PATRICIA: IRENE WAS NOTED, OF COURSE, FOR HER BEAUTY, CHARM, WIT. SHE WAS A DELIGHTFUL LADY, VERY ADMIRED, MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=more than just a pretty face.]

Ironically, it's her face that she's most remembered for. Irene Langhorne eventually became known as the Gibson girl after marrying artist Charles Dana Gibson.
[SOT 9:42:45-9:43:04]
[IN Q=He was already drawing pretty ladies...]

((PATRICIA: HE WAS ALREADY DRAWING PRETTY LADIES BUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY PERSONALITY. BUT ONCE HE MET IRENE, THE LADIES THEN HAD DEPTH AND CHARACTER.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=ladies then had depth and character.]

Two qualities Irene's sister also had in spades. Nancy Langhorne married Charles Astor, a member of Britain's House of Commons. When he vacated the seat to move to the House of Lords, Nancy took his place, becoming the first woman ever seated in Parliament.
[SOT 9:44:19-9:44:23]
[IN Q=She was ery successful.]

((PATRICIA MAURAKIN/LANGHORNE HOUSE: SHE WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL. SHE REMAINED IN OFFICE FOR 25 YEARS.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=in office for 25-years.]

In the 1920's the sisters returned to their girlhood home, and helped pin down at least one of the facts of their childhood.
[SOT 9:51:50-9:51:58]
[IN Q=At the time, irene commented...]

((PATRICIA: AT THE TIME, IRENE COMMENTED, "NANCY, YOU WERE BORN IN THIS ROOM!" SO WE KNOW EXACTLY WHERE LADY ASTOR WAS BORN.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=where Lady Astor was born.]

The house boasts just one piece of furniture that can be traced back to the family, a sideboard taken from their home in Charlottesville, and a dress belonging to Lady Astor. But pictures and drawings help tell the rest of the story. Maurakin says the house will eventually feature a gallery of the sisters who helped put Southside Virginia on the map.

[SOT 9:48:28-9:48:36]
[IN Q=And it's just one more thing...]

((PATRICIA: AND IT'S JUST ONE MORE THING DANVILLE CAN BE PROUD OF, THAT WE HAVE THIS VERY INTERESTING, EXCITING FAMILY THAT LIVED HERE.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=exciting family that lived here.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Danville.))
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[ANCHOR=BRENT]

[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS] For more information about the Langhorne house log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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[ANCHOR=Brent @ Weather Center]
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[WRITER=bwa]
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This morning we take a look back at another popular recipe featured on weekend diner, and the cook preparing it is a regular feature herself. WDBJ receptionist Doris Mae has cooked-up many wonderful recipes for us, but the viewers agree that nothing tops her recipe for Crock-Pot Macaroni and cheese. Here's a Weekend Diner Classic.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[Weekend-Diner]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
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[TAPE#=WKND Diner #8]
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[wipe wipe wipe]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Crockpot Mac & Cheese...]
[SUPER=01-Doris May/WDBJ-7 Receptionist; :20]
[RUNS=2:52]
[OUT Q=...see you next time.]
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[ANCHOR=Brent]


We'll be back next week with a brand new installment of Weekend Diner. We'll have some tips on how to make delicious bread right at home. We'd also love to have you prepare your favorite recipes on the Weekend Diner. Just send them to.. Weekend Diner Care Of WDBJ7.....P.O. Box 7 Roanoke....Virginia 24022-0007. Or email me at bwatts@wdbj7.com. Stick around, News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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[2Open-Heads]


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[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... A convicted child molester has been arrested again, this time for trying to BUY a child.
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And a band of crooks is posing as the Publisher's Clearing House trying to scam money by phone.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Parnell-Arrest]


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


He spent five years in prison for kidnapping a child and holding him hostage for seven years. Kenneth Parnell's crime was even made into a book and 19-89 T-V movie called, "I Know My First Name is Steven."
Now the convicted child molester is back in the national spotlight.
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[VO-NAT]


Parnell was arrested yesterday for allegedly trying to buy a child in California.
[SUPER=03-Berkeley, CA/Yesterday]


He was arrested at his home and charged with conspiracy to commit child stealing as well as solicitation to commit a felony crime.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We had received information]

((We had received information from community informant that we believed was quite credible that he was soliciting to obtain a small child))
[SUPER=01-Mary Kusmiss/Berkeley Police Department Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=a small child]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Parnell has been convicted twice of kidnapping and molesting boys. He could be eligible for life in prison if convicted under California's three-strikes law.

[2-Richmond-Shooting]


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

A shooting spree in Richmond's Southside last night killed four people. Police say the shootings started when Michael Wilson went into a home and shot his 17-year-old girlfriend in a bedroom. Offials say he then headed down several blocks and shot two workers in a convenience store. Police say Wilson then took a van from a group of men outside the store and drove to a relative's house where he shot and killed himself. There's no motive yet for the shootings.


[11Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC-1:57:45]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The battle over a proposed powerline in Southwest Virginia may end up being determined by JUDICIAL power.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Bland Co.;]

Opponents to the project plan are filing a last chance appeal to stop construction. The latest decision from the U-S Forestry Service this week gave the 90-mile powerline a green light.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A Sierra Club spokesman says grounds for appeal include the national environmental act not being followed.
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[SOT 00:16:35]
[IN Q=we're prepared]

((DAVE MUHLY/SIERRA CLUB; WE'RE PREPARED TO GO TO COURT IF WE NEED TO CERTAINLY WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS END AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE REGIONAL FORESTER RULE IN FAVOR OF OUR APPEAL BUT WE CERTAINLY ARE READY TO TAKE IT FURTHER THAN THAT IF NEEDS BE.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Muhly/Sierra Club;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=IF NEEDS BE.]
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[VO-NAT]

The powerline would start in West Virginia and stretch through three Virginia counties. A-E-P says it hopes to start construction on the 287-million dollar project later this year.
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[11ABC-Cutbacks]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC-1:10:05]
[GRAPHIC=Budget Cuts]

State budget cuts are now getting down to the ABC's - Virginia's alcohol authority is the latest agency to feel the effects.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says its stores will now open at 11 in the morning rather than ten.
The move is to help the state save money and close a nearly "two billion dollar budget shortfall."
The change will save about 175-thousand dollars this fiscal year and about 325-thousand dollars next year.
A-B-C officials pushed for the later opening rather than cutting a day of operations from six a week to five.
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[Cowan-Iraq]


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


U-N weapons inspectors say Iraq's declaration of its weapons of mass destruction leaves many unanswered questions.
But as Lee Cowan reports Iraq's Deputy Prime ministers says the U-S's real goal is about control of the oil market.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=The pictures may seem repetitive]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tariq Aziz/Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister; 1:17 - QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/CBS News; 1:42]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=standard out]

((The pictures may seem repetitive -- but Iraq's state sponsored TV covers it like breaking news -- showing viewers the progress of what the UN admits is a very slow process.
But with an end-of-the-month deadline fast approaching - the inspector's pace is about to quicken.
Tomorrow - the UN will expand its reach - (graphic) opening a NEW headquarters in Mosul - some 240 miles north of Baghdad --(graphic out) where inspections so far have been sparse.

(Iraq TV bought by CBS) The UN has finished assembling six US and

Russian made helicopters - able to swoop inspectors into faraway sites with much greater surprise.

(Iraq TV bought by CBS) But it's not just the on-site inspections that

are key. Environmental samples flown out of Iraq weeks ago, are in the final stages of being analyzed.

(CBS) Armed with those results - and with more questions - the UN's

Chief weapons inspector - Hans Blix - will RETURN to Baghdad to settle any 'unresolved issues.'
And Blix says there are plenty.

(CBS) But if you believe Iraq's deputy prime minister - what the

inspectors find, or don't find isn't what the US is after.
The real goal, he says, is oil.

(SOT/TARIQ AZIZ, IRAQ'S DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER)

"It's that simple. Very simple It's very clear."

(NARR:)

And if the US gains control of the oil market, he charges:

(SOT/TARIQ AZIZ, IRAQ'S DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER)

"EVERY nation will pay the price!"

(NARR:)(al Jazeera bought by CBS)

Although Iraq sits on top of the world's second largest oil reserve -
(CBS) more than double what the US, Canada and Mexico have combined -

most oil analysts say it's not a big enough prize to go to war.

NAT/SOT STREET SCENES (RTV)



(NARR:)

Still - for many Iraqis -- war seems inevitable here.
The morning papers put it bluntly: "You can't teach a dog new tricks" - one read - dismissing President Bush's hopes the standoff might end peacefully.

(COWAN ON CAM:)

"One avenue for peace could come from the Arab world itself. Arab leaders have hinted they may be able to convince Saddam Hussein to step down for the good of the region, IF war is imminent. But based on his past history -- it's doubtful he'd give up even then. Lee Cowan CBS News, Baghdad.))

[PCH-Scam]


[ANCHOR=joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
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Dreams of winning the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes has many people playing into the hands of scam artists.
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[VO-NAT]


That was the case for 78 year old Ruth Elmstedt. Days before Christmas she got a call that she thought was Publisher's Clearing House. The caller told her she'd won 400-thousand dollars and needed to send in a cashiers check for 22-hundred dollars to prepay part of the taxes.
[SUPER=04-Publishers Clearing House;]


Thoughts of the prize patrol coming to her front door led her call her bank and start making arrangements. But her bank got suspicious so did her son Gary.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Each call they stepped up the pressure]
[SUPER=07-Gary Elmstedt]

((EACH CALL THEY STEPPED UP THE PRESSURE ON HER , HAVEN'T YOU SENT THE CHECK YET? HOW COME YOU HAVEN'T? DON'T YOU WANT TO WIN?))
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[OUT Q=don't you want to win]
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[VO-NAT]


Publisher's Clearing House is now working with law enforcement to track down the con artists.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If you receive a call]

((IF YOU RECEIVE A CALL FROM SOMEBODY SAYING THAT YOU'VE WON A PRIZE, IF THEY ARE REQUIRING MONEY. HANG UP THE PHONE, IT'S NOT A LEGITIMATE SWEEPSTAKES OFFER.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Irving/Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=not a legitimate sweepstakes offer]
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[VO-NAT]


Publisher's Clearing House stress that it never contacts sweepstakes winners by phone.
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[11CVCC-Building]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC-6:30]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Help is on the way for high school grads in the Lynchburg area who are looking for careers in technology.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday]


State and local officials broke ground yesterday on a 35-thousand square foot manufacturing technology center at Central Virginia Community College.
The facility will house state-of-the-art equipment to train students in various fields such as electronics, machine tools and engineering.
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[SOT 8:40:40]
[IN Q=Our labs were]

((DARREL STAAT/CENTRAL VA. COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT: OUR LABS WERE SMALL, THEY'RE CRAMPED AND THEY HAVE VERY OUTDATED EQUIPMENT THAT REALLY NEEDED TO BE UPGRADED. AND IT'S TAKEN US THIS LONG TO GET ALL THAT TOGETHER AND MAKE THAT HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Darrel Staat/Central Va. Community College President;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=make that happen.]
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[VO-NAT]


Staat (staht) says the center will be the first of its kind in the area.
It should be finished by the Spring of 2004.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Still to come on our newscast - Auto makers are fueling the economy - and are on the road to steady profits despite the bumps on Wall Street -
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And
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[VO-NAT]

the 1920's come "roaring" to life in the film version of the Broadway Hit "Chicago" - but are the actors hitting the right note with moviegoers 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]

[Auto-Sales]


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


While auto sales were down in 2002 from the past two years, the recession hasn't stopped the industry from roaring ahead.
Anthony Mason has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was the final sales week]
[SUPER=03-Yonkers, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alex Valella/Customer; :22]
[SUPER=01-Van Bussmann/J. D. Power and Associates; :40]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Mason/CBS News; :46]
[SUPER=01-Lester Thurow/Economist, M.I.T.; :53]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Grant/Chrysler Dealer; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=standard out]


((IT WAS THE FINAL SALES WEEK OF THE YEAR FOR AUTO DEALERS. AND IN YONKERS, NEW YORK, JONATHAN GRANT SAW JEEP SALES SOARING ON HIS MONTHLY TOTE BOARD:
GRANT: "The Jeep number is 100. By the time we're done it'll probably be 130, 135."
NARR: THE VALELLA (va-lay-ya) FAMILY FROM CONNECTICUT PICKED UP THEIR NEW S-U-V THIS WEEK BUT FIRST THEY SHOPPED FOR THE BEST INCENTIVES ON THE INTERNET:
ALEX VALELLA: "You get more information on your cars and you get a better price."
NARR: 0% FINNACING KEPT CUSTOMERS COMING AND FACTORY LINES MOVING FOR THE AUTO MAKERS. (graphic) 16.8 MILLION UNITS WERE SOLD IN THE US IN 2002, DOWN FROM THE PAST TWO YEARS...BUT STILL THE 4TH BEST YEAR EVER:
VAN BUSSMAN: "A sales pace that anyone in the auto industry in the mid 90's would have given their right arm for."
ON CAMERA: "EVEN THE RECESSION COULDN'T PUT THE BREAKS ON THE AUTO MARKET. IN FACT, AUTO SALES HAVE BEEN A SPARKPLUG THAT HAS KEPT THE ECONOMY FROM STALLING."
LESTER THUROW / economist, M.I.T.: "And it still has to be remembered that this is the biggest industry in America and in the world."
NARR: DETROIT ACCOUNTS FOR MORE THAN 3% OF THE NATION'S GDP AND THE INDUSTRY EMPLOYS MORE TWO MILLION WORKERS:
THUROW: "The auto industry has the capability of giving you a recession all by itself. If there was a big decline in auto sales that would give you a recession without anything else happening."
NARR: (graphic) FORD, GENERAL MOTORS AND CHRYSLER ALL SAW THEIR SALES SLIDE IN 2002....AND THOSE INCENTIVES CUT INTO THEIR PROFITS. SOME FEAR IT COULD GET WORSE:
JONATHAN GRANT / Chrysler dealer: "The doomsayers were saying 2001was going to be terrible after September 11th. 2002 was supposed to be a down year and we haven't seen it. And I see no reason why 2003 shouldn't be the same."
NARR: THAT'S IMPORTANT:

nat sot/ Yonkers: "My first deal for 2003..."


NARR: BECAUSE AUTO SALES ARE STILL ONE OF THE FEW ENGINES KEEPING THE ECONOMY MOVING:

nat sot: "Here we go William, new car..."


ANTHONY MASON, CBS NEWS, YONKERS, NEW YORK)) [straight to bump]

[2-Fiesta-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA Football]

The Hurricanes huffed and puffed but they couln't blow the wind out from under the Buckeyes. Ohio state held off Miami in the double overtime matchup to clinch the national championship.

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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Tempe, AZ]

The Buckeyes may have been the underdogs going into the game, but they came out on top of what many are calling one of the greatest football games ever. Ohio State star freshman running back Maurice Clarett ran five yards for the winning touchdown. This is the Buckeye's fourth national championship ever - and first since 1968. They are the first Division One-A team to finish a season 14 and 0. The Buckeyes' defense neutralized a high-powered Miami offense that had produced 34 straight victories. But the 'Canes didn't give up without a fight.
Miami forced overtime when Todd Sievers kicked a 40-yard field goal at the end of regulation. Canes' star running back Willis (muh-GAY'-hee)McGahee was forced out of the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury.
The teams exchanged touchdowns on their first overtime possession. Ohio State kept its drive alive when Michael Jenkins caught a fourth-down pass prior to its touchdown. The Buckeyes were aided by a late pass interference call at the end of the first overtime.
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[anchor=Joy]
[ss=Hold NCAA Football]

Now here's a look at the final 2002 A-P rankings - [wipe to ESS FULL - 5 BOARDS] [MUSIC UNDER]
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[SPORTS PKG NEXT]



[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=Profile #6 30:47]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One area high school student is hitting all the right notes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF HIM PLAYING THE VIOLIN]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF HIM PLAYING THE VIOLIN]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


17-year old Daniel Jenkins of Roanoke plays the violin for the orchestra at Patrick Henry High School.
He can play everything from celtic (Kel-tic) , bluegrass, to classical.
One thing he can't do is actually see the music.
That's because Daniel has been blind all his life.
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[SOT 5:49:15; 5:42:18]
[IN Q=You're suppose to carry]

((BETSY JENKINS/DANIEL'S MOM: YOU'RE SUPPOSE TO CARRY A BABY FOR 40 WEEKS, I CARRIED HIM FOR 24 WEEKS SO HE WAS ONE POUND AND 5 THREE QUARTERS OUNCES. THE TEAM AT ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WAS REALLY GOOD. THEY HAD HIM THERE FOR 3 1/2 MONTHS AND A LOT OF PEOPLE TOLD US HE WOULDN'T LIVE BUT HE DID ANYWAY.)) ((DANIEL JENKINS/ROANOKE MUSICIAN: I'VE NEVER USED MY BLINDNESS AS AN EXCUSE I ALWAYS JUST TRY TO GET BETTER.))
[SUPER=01-Betsy Jenkins/Daniel's Mom; :00]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Jenkins/Roanoke Musician; :18]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=to get better]
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[VO-NAT]


Daniel does have braille books to help him learn the music.
But he prefers to do it another way.
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[PROFILE PROMO FS]
We'll tell you all about it in this week's Virginia Profile tomorrow on News 7 Sunday morning.
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[2BIRTHDAYS!] 01/05/03
Sunday:

[SUPER=130-11/Kalley Price/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-/Barbara Anderson/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-19/Tyree Hodge/Martinsville]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-36/Scott Cassady/Bassett]



[SUPER=131-31/Bobby Lockett/Red House]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-7th/William & Carolyn Beckner/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Chad Wirt/Roanoke]