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[VO-NAT]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning.......
Two small planes collide mid-air and crash into a Denver neighborhood
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and Police say drugs and alcohol led to the shooting death of an Amherst man last night. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Amherst-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Weekend Morning]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]

An Amherst County man is in jail this morning - charged with the murder of his nephew.
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Deputies were called to Blue Ridge Lane in Monroe just after eleven last night. There they found 31- year old Jeffrey Wilson Thorne dead of an apparent gunshot wound. The victim's uncle - 39- year old David Lee Bryan is charged with Thorne's murder.
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Police say the two were intoxicated when Thorne became violent and began damaging the house. Bryan went to the rear of the home and got a 22 caliber rifle and shot Thorne one time.
Bryan is being held in the Amherst County jail without bond.


[Missing-Woman]


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


Authorities are still searching for answers in the month long disappearance of a California woman.
As Dave Browde reports another woman has publicly come forward declaring she had an affair with Laci Patterson's husband.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A new face has emerged]
[SUPER=03-Modesto, CA; :00]
[SUPER=07-Amber Frey; :15]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Rocha/Laci's Mother; :47]
[SUPER=01-Brent Rocha/Laci's Brother; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-David Browde/CBS News; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=dave browde, cbs news, new york.]

((A NEW FACE HAS EMERGED IN THE CASE OF A MISSING MODESTO WOMAN. AMBER FREY, A 28-YEAR OLD SINGLE MOTHER, SAYS SHE WAS ONCE ROMATICALLY INVOLVED WITH LACI PETERSON'S HUSBAND, SCOTT. FREY SAYS THEY MET BACK IN NOVEMBER.

(SOT: AMBER FREY/ ) - 22;11:20

"I was told he was unmarried. Scott told me he was not married."
FREY TOLD POLICE ABOUT THE AFFAIR IN LATE DECEMBER, AFTER LEARNING ABOUT LACI PETERSON'S DISAPPEARANCE. POLICE SAY THEY WERE ABLE TO VERIFY FREY'S STORY, AND HAVE ELIMINATED HER AS A SUSPECT.

(SOT: FREY) -- 22:12;25

"I am very sorry for the Laci family and the pain it has caused them. And I pray for their safe return as well."
THE PUBLIC ADMISSION CAME ON THE SAME DAY LACI PETERSON'S FAMILY MARKED THE ONE-MONTH ANNIVERSARY OF HER MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE.

(SOT: SHARON ROCHA/LACI'S MOTHER)

"I love my daughter so much. I miss her every minute of every day."
THE PREGNANT SUBSTITUTE TEACHER VANISHED ON CHRISTMAS EVE. SCOTT PETERSON SAYS THE LAST TIME HE SAW HIS WIFE WAS THAT MORNING BEFORE HE LEFT TO GO FISHING AT A MARINA 85-MILES AWAY. BUT POLICE HAVE NOT FOUND ANY WITNESSES TO CONFIRM MR. PETERSON WAS THERE.
AND NOW AFTER WEEKS OF BEING SILENT, PETERSON'S IN-LAWS ARE NO LONGER STANDING BY HIM.

(SOT: BRENT ROCHA/LACI'S BROTHER)

"'Scott has not been forthcoming with information regarding my sister's disappearance, and I am only left to question what else he may be hiding."
INVESTIGATORS HAVE NOT LABELED PETERSON A SUSPECT, BUT THEY SAY THEY HAVEN'T RULED HIM OUT. DAVE BROWDE, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[6Greenbrier]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC1:44:44]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]

Debates over health care costs COULD send another union to the picket line. General Electric employees walked out for two days earlier this month over the same issue.
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[SUPER=03-White Sulphur Springs, WV]

Now about 13-hundred union workers from The Greenbrier hotel in West Virginia say they're not happy with proposed health care premium increases. Thursday night the group approved a strike authorization measure. The union has been negotiating with the hotel since October on a contract that expires January 31st.
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[SOT 06:02:41]
[IN Q=they're wanting]

((PETER BOSTIC/H.E.R.E LOCAL 863; THEY'RE WANTING TO INCREASE THE EMPLOYEES CO-PAYMENT PER MONTH FROM $68 CURRENTLY TO $100, AND ALSO THEY WANT TO ADD AN ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT WHICH THERE CURRENTLY ISN'T ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Peter Bostic/H. E. R. E. Local 863;]
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[OUT Q=CURRENTLY ISN'T ONE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Bostic says they would like to negotiate with the company and avoid a strike. There are a total of 17-hundred workers at The Greenbrier, about 13-hundred of them union members. Hotel officials have no comment.
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[Plane-Crash]


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


Two small planes collided in Denver, Colorado last night killing four people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO]


The planes crashed over a neighborhood. Authorities say one of them hit a house and blew up on impact and the other smashed into a yard.
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[SOT3:14:50]
[IN Q=It was unreal]

((IT WAS UNREAL. I COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT I'D SEEN AND DIDN'T WISH TO EVER SEE ANYTHING LIKE THAT))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Barnett/Witness]
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[OUT Q=anything like that]
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[VO-NAT]


Both planes had two people on board, no one survived. About 7 people on the ground suffered minor injuries from falling debris.
Pieces of the plane were spread all over the neighborhood. Electricity in the neighborhood was knocked out for about two hours.
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[11I-77-Wrecks]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC1:50:35]
[GRAPHIC=77 Accident]

Powerful winds are being blamed for a series of tractor-trailer accidents along Interstate 77 in Carroll County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;]


State police say 100-mile- an-hour winds toppled five tractor-trailers around six A-M yesterday, shutting down part of the northbound lane for about seven hours.
Authorities say all of the trucks were either empty or lightly loaded and were traveling at low-speed.
No one was seriously hurt.
Officials say incidents like these are NOT uncommon in that stretch of the highway.
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[Focus-Health]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-05 2:04:52]
[GRAPHIC=Focus on Health OTS]

In focus on health,
Parent's beware, local pediatricians say there are several illness spreading around the schools. But don't worry there are ways to protect your child.
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[IN Q=Just ask six year old Phillip]
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[SUPER=07-Phillip Robertson;08]
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Moore/Carilion Pediatric Associates;27]
[SUPER=01-Suzanne Salzano/Sam's Mother;1:15]
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[OUT Q=doesn't help this year]

((
Just ask six year old Phillip Robertson and he'll tell you that he and his brother aren't the only ones at school that are not feeling well.
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[IN Q=One of them in my class]

((ONE OF THEM IN MY CLASS HAD A HEADACHE AND HAD TO LEAVE AND ONE OF THEM STOMACH WAS HURTING AND HE HAD TO LEAVE AT LUNCH)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=at lunch]


Pediatrician John Moore says parents should be aware there's a lot of sickness going around.
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[SOT1:51:25]
[IN Q=Over the last week or so we've]

((OVER THE LAST WEEK OR SO WE'VE SEEN AN INCREDIBLE INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF ILLNESSES. WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF STREP, OTHER DIFFERENT TYPES OF VIRUSES, INFLUENZA, RSV. THE MOST COMMON WE'RE IN OUR OFFICE RIGHT NOW IS AN OUTBREAK OF THE INFLUENZA)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=is an outbreak of influenza]


Doctor Moore recommends the following things to prevent illness. First make sure they wash their hands often. Get more Vitamin C in their diet either through juice or supplements. And encourage your child not to drink after others.
Five year old Sam Salzano has been out of school for a week with the flu, and now that he's finally getting over it he has an ear infection.
Moore says that's very common.
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[SOT1:53:19]
[IN Q=With the flu we're seeing]

((WITH THE FLU WE'RE SEEING DOES TEND TO SET THE STAGE FOR OTHER SECONDARY INFECTIONS TO COME ALONG LIKE EAR INFECTIONS, BRONCHITIS, OR WALKING PNEUMONIA)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=walking neumonia]


Sam's mom says she wishes her soon would've taken the flu shot.
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[IN Q=I think next year we'll probably do the shot]

((I THINK NEXT YEAR WE'LL PROBABLY DO THE SHOT. THEY RECOMMEND IT HERE. SO NEXT YEAR, BUT IT DOESN'T HELP THIS YEAR)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=doesn't help this year]))


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[VO-NAT]
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... Health Care costs may send union workers at a five star West Virginia resort to the picket lines...
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Delinquent tax payers just got a break that may help them...and the state.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Hooters-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
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Hooters is no longer be just a restaurant chain - but an airline as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA]


Hooters Air will provide charter service for leisure travel for the golf and sports industry. The primary destination will be Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The airline's first aircraft, "Hooters Air One", was unveiled yesterday at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport.

Hooters officials say the flight crew will include two pilots, three flight attendants, and of course, two Hooters girls.
Work on a second aircraft, "Hooters Air Two", is scheduled to begin on Monday.
Both airplanes are expected to be passenger ready by March 1st.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC23:02]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


Union workers at a five-star resort in West Virginia are one step closer to a strike. About 13-hundred employees at The Greenbrier are unhappy over proposed health care premiums. Business Reporter Rachel Cannon has the story.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-White Sulphur Springs, WV; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peter Bostic/H. E. R. E. Local 863; :12]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; :55]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7, White Sulphur Springs.]

(( Union leaders and officials from The Greenbrier have been negotiating a contract since October. Unhappy with terms, members approved a strike authorization measure last night.
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[SOT 06:04:38]
[IN Q=the feeling]

((PETER BOSTIC/H.E.R.E LOCAL 863; THE FEELING AMONGST THE PEOPLE IS THAT WE WANT TO SETTLE THIS NOBODY'S DOWN HERE YELLING STRIKE WE WANT TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT THAT'S FAIR.))
[OUT Q=THAT'S FAIR.]

Bostic says the biggest issue is health care. He says the hotel wants to add an eligibility requirement and raise premiums.
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[SOT 06:02:41]
[IN Q=they're wanting]

((PETER BOSTIC/H.E.R.E LOCAL 863; THEY'RE WANTING TO INCREASE THE EMPLOYEES CO-PAYMENT PER MONTH FROM 68-DOLLARS CURRENTLY TO 1-HUNDRED DOLLARS.))
[OUT Q=DOLLARS.]

The local union will continue to negotiate with The Greenbrier until the current deals expires Friday, January 31st. Then members meet to decide whether or not to strike.
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[SOT 06:06:15]
[IN Q=WE'LL]

((WE'LL HAVE A CONTRACT RATIFICATION VOTE ON FRIDAY EVENING FROM 7 PM TO 2 AM AT WHICH TIME IS THE MEMBERS VOICES WILL BE HEARD.))
[OUT Q=BE HEARD.]

President of The Greenbrier, Ted Kliesner, is out of town and hotel officials say they have no comment. Rachel Cannon, News 7, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.))


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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-52 TC1:32:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Virginians who are behind on state tax payments may get a chance to straighten things out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The House of Delegates yesterday approved a measure, proposed by Governor Mark Warner, to create a temporary amnesty program for delinquent taxpayers.
The Commonwealth offered a similar program in 19-90.
Supporters say they expect the program to raise 43-million dollars.
But some Republican lawmakers expressed concern that the amnesty plan offers only a temporary solution to the state's long-term budget problems.
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[SOT 13:26:19]
[IN Q=I UNDERSTAND THAT]
[SUPER=01-Del. Phil Hamilton/(R) Newport News; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Harry Parrish/(R) Manassas; :07 (quick)]
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[OUT Q=TIME FIX, YEAH.]
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[VO-NAT]


Under the bill, the amnesty program would be offered in 2004 and run for a period of sixty to 75 days.
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[Tax-Incentive]


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


Before you fill out your tax return on paper, you might want to consider filing on-line.
As Monique Conrad reports it can cut down on the hassle and you can get your return quicker.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's an on-line freebie]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Smith/Treasury Department Senior Advisor; :17]
[SUPER=01-Monique Conrad/Reporting; 1:12]
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[OUT Q=monique conrad for cbs news.]

((ITS AN ONLINE FREEBIE COURTESY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND SOME TAX SOFTWARE COMPANIES. THE BIGGEST BENEFICIARIES TO FILE FREE ON LINE -- TAXPAYERS WHO MAKE LESS THAN 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. THE 2000 CENSUS SHOWS THAT HALF OF ALL BLACK HOUSEHOLDS WILL QUALIFY.
Chris Smith
13:18:06 But there's also offers that cover people who are in the active duty military, people over age 65 and people in certain very high population states like New York and Illinois. 13:18:16
TREASURY DEPARTMENT SENIOR ADVISOR CHRIS SMITH HELPED SET UP THE PUBLIC - PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AND SAYS THERE ARE MANY ADVANTAGES TO SCRAPING FILING THE PAPER WAY.
Chris Smith / Treasury Dept. Senior Advisor
13:21:42 Through this program it can be free. 2nd you get your refund in half the time and 3rd it very secure.
THE FIRST STEP IS LOGGING ON TO THE IRS WEBSITE..AND CLICKING FREE FILE. FROM THERE YOU CAN DETERMINE IF YOU QUALIFY TO FILE FREE WITH ANY OF THE 17 COMPANIES OFFERING THE SERVICE. THE PROGRAM IS TARGETING FILERS WHO DO THEIR OWN TAXES, BUT STILL FILE THE OLD FASHIONED WAY. LAST FILING SEASON THE IRS RECEIVED 85 MILLION PAPER RETURNS, AND 47 MILLION E-FILED RETURNS.
STAND UP Monique Conrad / Washington
THE IRS SAYS AS MANY AS 78-MILLION AMERICANS WILL BE ABLE TO FILE FOR FREE BY USING ONE OF ITS PRIVATE PARTNERS...IT HOPES IT WILL HELP ACHEIVE A GOAL OF GETTING 80 PERCENT OF FORMS FILED ELECTRONICALLY. IN WASHINGTON, MONIQUE CONRAD BET NIGHTLY NEWS, FOR CBS NEWS.))

[11D-Day]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC1:09:34]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]

The National D-Day Memorial Foundataion may soon get to breath a sigh of relief over its debt. Officials with Foundation hope to sign a settlement with the memorial's architect and builder by the end of the month..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


They won't reveal specifics of the agreement until the settlement is signed, perhaps within a week.
But President Bill McIntosh says the foundation will pay its creditors dollar for dollar over time.
He hopes the agreement will help to lift the cloud that has been hanging over the foundation's fundraising efforts.
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[IN Q=If you've got the wind]

((BILL MCINTOSH: IF YOU'VE GOT THE WIND, SPRING CAN'T BE FAR BEHIND. AND LORD KNOWS WE'VE HAD THE WIND AND WE'VE HAD THE SNOW METAPHORICALLY AND LITERALLY AND WE ALL KNOW THAT SPRING IS OUT THERE. I THINK THAT THIS THING TODAY IS A NICE BEGINNING AND IT CREATES A CLIMATE FOR THE SETTLEMENT WHEN IT IS SIGNED TO BE RECEIVED POSITIVELY.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Mcintosh/Foundation President;]
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[OUT Q=to be received positively.]
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[VO-NAT]


The settlement is the result of mediation that began in December.
McIntosh says he hopes that all of the foundation's creditors will ultimately approve the reorganization plan.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
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[BOTH MICS HOT] He doesn't talk about his supposed secret life, but Chuck Barris' possible life story hits the big screen here this weekend..
[ANCHOR=Brent]

But
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but is it a hit - or is it time to bang the gong? We'll have details in this weeks movie review. But first, if you're traveling today........ [Brent ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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