[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[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]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning.......
The terror alert has been hightened - and LOCAL law enforcement officers say they are prepared.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm Drew Levinson]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=Coming up]



(-------------)



We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Schools]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Info.]



(+++++++)

[WIPE TO Schooltouch Full] We have one School announcement for today. The W-V-P-E-C "Career Switcher" classes are canceled.
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[Levinson]


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


Chief weapons inspectors arrived in Baghdad today to convince Iraq to fully comply with their inspection program.
These talks could decide whether war is in the country's immediate future.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Iraq hopes these pictures will discredit]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Hans Blix/Chief U. N. Weapons Inspector; :35]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=standard out]

(( IRAQ HOPES THESE PICTURES WILL DISCREDIT COLIN POWELL'S WORDS. BAGHDAD OFFICIALS TOOK JOURNALISTS ON A TOUR OF TWO MISSILE SITES...THE SECRETARY OF STATE ACCUSED OF MAKING BANNED WEAPONS. IRAQ'S INFORMATION MINISTRY SAYS INSPECTORS WENT TO THE FACILITIES SEVERAL TIMES--AND FOUND NOTHING ILLEGAL.

(NAT)


IRAQ WILL ALSO TRY TO WIN OVER TOP U.N. ARMS INSPECTORS DURING PIVOTAL TALKS THIS WEEKEND. THE FACT THAT MORE IRAQI SCIENTISTS HAVE GIVEN PRIVATE INTERVIEWS TO U.N. MONITORS...IS SEEN BY SOME AS A GOOD SIGN. BUT IRAQ STILL HAS TO MEET A LONG LIST OF OTHER DEMANDS.

(SOT: HANS BLIX/CHIEF U. N. WEAPONS INSPECTOR)

"Without active cooperation by the Iraqi side, it is difficult to achieve an effective inspection."
BUT PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS HE'S TIRED OF WAITING. HE NOW WANTS THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL TO BACK MILITARY ACTION AGAINST SADDAM HUSSEIN.

(SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH)

"If the Security Council were allow a dictator to lie and deceive, the Security Council will be weakened."
IN AN EFFORT TO SWAY COUNCIL MEMBERS, MR. BUSH TELEPHONED THE LEADERS OF FRANCE AND CHINA. BUT BOTH COUNTRIES STILL FAVOR GIVING THE INSPECTORS MORE TIME.

(NAT)


AS U.S. MILITARY PLANS MOVED FORWARD, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DONALD RUMSFELD WAS IN ITALY...VISITING AMERICAN TROOPS AND RALLYING SUPPORT.
AND CBS NEWS GOT AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST-LOOK INSIDE THIS NEWLY-BUILT U.S. COMMAND CENTER IN KUWAIT. THE HIGH-TECH WAR ROOM WILL MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH VIRTUALLY EVERY UNIT IN THE FIELD IF WAR BREAKS OUT.

(STANDUP-DAYLIGHT)))



[Colombia-Bombing]


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


An explosion inside a Colombian nightclub has killed more than 20 people and injured more than a hundred others.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bogota, Colombia]


Authorities believe the blast was caused by a car bomb planted inside a car park on the 3rd floor of Club Nogal.
The club was packed at the time and there were several children inside. The children were putting on a ballet show at the club.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The club was a gathering place for many of the country's political and financial elite.
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[Terror-Alert]


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


Published reports say a high ranking law enforcement official says New York could be a target again for terrorists.
This as the nation is put on high alert.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Officials say recent intelligence information suggests that the Al-Qaeda may be plotting another attack on America.
The government says American hotels, apartments, and other places with minimum security could be targets.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Recent reporting indicates]

((Recent reporting indicates an increased likelihood that Al Qaeda may attempt to attack Americans in the United States and/or abroad in or around the end of the Hajj, a Muslim religious period ending mid-February.))
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/U. S. Attorney General]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=ending mid-February]
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[VO-NAT]


U-S officials say most of the specific threats are geared towards U-S troops in the Persian Gulf and targets inside Europe.
Closer to home, Americans should expect tighter security and possible delays at airports, government buildings and at the borders.
This is only the second time since the September 11th attacks that the nation has been put on high alert.
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[11Local-Alert]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC1:11:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Local police are keeping an eye out for unusual activity in our area.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 12;]

Roanoke Police have engaged in six homeland defense training classes since the beginning of last year. The city's homeland defense officer says every community has unique areas of focus.
(///// SOT at :12 /////)
[SOT 17:13:43-17:14:04]
[IN Q=Here in Roanoke, probably the railroad system...]

((CHRIS BOLLING/HOMELAND DEFENSE OFFICER: HERE IN ROANOKE, PROBABLY THE RAILROAD SYSTEM AND TRAIN TRACKS. DOWN NEAR THE COAST, THE LARGE RIVERS, BRIDGES AND TUNNELS THAT RESTRICT MOVEMENT. SO TRAFFIC'S THE BIG PROBLEM FOR THEM SO, THERE ARE SOME SPECIFIC THINGS THAT EACH JURISDICTION HAS TO LOOK AT.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Bolling/Homeland Defense Officer;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=jurisdiction has to look at.]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=None]

Officer Bolling DOES say police will be more likely to stop and question people hanging out around government buildings.
[weather next]

[1-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=N7 sports]
Minnesota Viking's backup quarterback Todd Bouman (Bow-man) hasn't been named a suspect in assault allegations -

but he has retained a lawyer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Milaca, MN;]

Officials confirmed last night that they are talking to Bouman (Bow-man) about two alleged assaults at a team fundraiser last weekend - but stop short of naming him as a suspect. One alleged victim is a 30-year old woman who told investigators that she was talking with the football player near the hot tub of a motel.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Investigators have also]
[SUPER=01-Brent Lindgren/Mille Lacs Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=31]
((SHERIFF BRENT LINDGREN SOT "INVESTIGATORS HAVE ALSO LEARNED THAT THIS VICTIM WAS SOCIALIZING WITH MEMBERS OF MINNESOT

A VIKINGS ORGANIZATION AND OTHERS INTO EARLY MORNING HOURS. THE VICTIM REPORTS SHE WAS WITH TODD BOUMAN AND SEVERAL UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE IN HOT TUB AREA OF HOTEL AND WAS SUPPLIED WITH MIXED DRINK. SHE REPORTS LATER GOING TO HOTEL ROOM AND FEELING PARALYZED AND LATER BEING SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY UNIDENTIFIED SUSPECT OR SUSPECTS."))
[OUT Q=unidentified suspect of suspects.]

Authorities say the woman had bruises on her knees, thighs and scratches on her face. The other alleged assault victim is a 22-year old woman who claims she was attacked Sunday morning at the same motel. She reported feeling ill and being taken to a room where she vomited and laid down on a bed. When she woke up, she was undressed from the waist down with an unidentified person on top of her. Officials say material from both women has been sent to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to be tested for D-N-A. Results are expected in early June. It seems the Vikings Quater Back isn't the only sports persona facing possible legal troubles.

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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles. CA;]

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being sued by the Housing Discrimination Center for discriminating against African-Americans and Hispanics at two of his apartment buildings in Los Angeles' Koreatown. The suit alleges apartment management is renting mostly to Koreans. Apartments managers would not comment, but one African-American tenant - who didn't want to be on camera - said she has always been treated fairly. Sterling owns a large number of apartment buildings in L-A. The Housing Rights Center says they are investigating to see if all buildings should be included in the lawsuit.

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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[ss=hold]

Now here's a look at last night's scores.
[WIPE TO MOTION]

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[GO TO SCORES]
[SUPER=#556;]
[SUPER=X5027;]
[SUPER=0097-j/Alleghany/61//Lord Botetourt/37///j/Heritage/71//Rustburg/54///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0097-j/Rural Retreat/81//Northwood/59///j/Grayson Co./70//Pochontas/35///;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Roanoke/94//R. M. W. C./69//Women/j/Emory & Henry/78//Hollins/63//Women/;]
[SUPER=x5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Guilford/55//Washington & Lee/50///j/Bridgewater/68//Virginia Wesleyan/57///;]
[SUPER=X5034;]
[SUPER=0122-/Roanoke/102/j/N. Charleston/105//Moore - 29 Alexander - 26/j/Fayetteville/90//Asheville/88///;]
[SUPER=x5029;]
[SUPER=0104-j/Roanoke/2//Augusta/1///j/Richmond/6//Greensboro/3///;]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUTCUE=last score."]
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[super=#555; reset]


[tease next]

[Valentines-Animals]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


If Valentine's Day is about doting on a mate, what better place to spend the holiday weekend than at a zoo with a breeding program? In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young takes us to Mill Mountain Zoo to learn about the animal kingdom's most fascinating lovers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You know the song.]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Jobe/Mill Mountain Zoo; :21]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=STD]


((You know the song. Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. From one end of the animal kingdom to the other, nothing comes as naturally as pairing off. That's why, this Valentine's Day weekend, you're invited to witness Mother Nature's Dating Game, first hand.
[SOT 1:43:19-1:43:34]
[IN Q=We're gonna talk about...]

((DAVID JOBE/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT ANIMALS WE WORK WITH, ENDANGERED SPECIES, SPECIFICALLY THE RED PANDAS, THE SNOW LEOPARDS, WE'LL TALK A LITTLE ABOUT SIBERIAN TIGERS, A PROGRAM WE'LL BE INVOLVED IN IN THE FUTURE, THE RED WOLVES PROGRAM AND SOME OF THE OTHER ANIMALS WE'VE WORKED WITH IN THE PAST.))
[RUNS=: 15]
[OUT Q=animals we've worked with in the past.]

There are no meet and greets, no dial-a-dates for these singles. Their pairings are planned in advance down to the last detail. But even the matchmakers admit, sometimes Cupid's arrow misses its mark.
[SOT 1:44:28-1:44:46]
[IN Q=Not so haphazard as it might be in the human world...]

((JOBE: NOT SO HAPHAZARD AS IT MIGHT BE IN THE HUMAN WORLD. HERE, WE SCIENTIFICALLY DETERMINE WHO THE MOST COMPATIBLE MATE WILL BE, BRING THEM IN FROM ZOOS ALL OVER THE WORLD AND PAIR THEM UP WITH COMPATIBLE COMPANIONS.))
[RUNS=: 18]
[OUT Q=pair them up with compatible companions.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 1:44:50-1:45:03]
[IN Q=Just like people, sometimes you'll bring...]

((JOBE: JUST LIKE PEOPLE, SOMETIMES YOU'LL BRING TWO ANIMALS TOGETHER AND THEY MIGHT NOT LIKE EACH OTHER. WE LOOK THAT THEY'RE COMPATIBLE BY AGE, GENETICALLY, IN SIZE AND TEMPERMENT AND THINGS LIKE THAT.))
[RUNS=: 13]
[OUT Q=temperment and things like that.]

So bring your own main sqeeze, indulge in snacks and drinks to warm your belly and witness the neverending mating rituals of the wild.
[SOT 1:45:09-1:45:14]
[IN Q=It's one of the main reasons...]

((JOBE: IT'S ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS THAT A ZOO EXISTS IS TO HELP ENDANGERED SPECIES SURVIVE.))
[RUNS=: 0 5]
[OUT Q = to help endangered species survive.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))

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[ANCHOR=BRENT @ PS]
(++++++++)

[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS] The Dating Game runs Saturday, February 15th from noon until two. For more information, log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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[Wildlife]


[ANCHOR=Brent @ Performance Set]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The Wildlife Care Alliance works to not only rehabilitate wild animals, but also re-establish them in nature. But there are some things you can do to help should you find a critter away from its litter. Here to tell us more are Michael Johnston and Allison Leigh.
[SUPER=01-Michael Johnston/Wildlife Care Alliance;]
[SUPER=01-Allyson Lee/Wildlife Care Alliance;]

Thanks for joining us this morning.

((Brent adlibs about organization))
[Brent ADLIBS WITH GUEST]
[brent toss to Joy] [JOY INTRO SPORTS]


[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=morning sports]
[GRAPHIC=none]

In Sports - V-M-I wrestling fans take a seat and the Knights volleyball team slams the Spartans. Mike Stevens has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A very pleasant]
[RUNS=2:09]
[OUT Q=later this morning]


[straight to bump]



[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...... Teachers, healthcare and sports are the latest casualties of the state budget cuts in Henry County
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm Drew Levinson]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=Coming up]
(-------------)


We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
[2-shot toss to hello]

[2-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Info.]



(+++++++)

[WIPE TO Schooltouch Full] WE do have one School announcement for today. The W-V-P-E-C "Career Switcher" classes are canceled.
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[2-Terror-Alert]


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


For only the second time since the September 11th attacks, the nation has been put on high alert.
The government says new intelligence information shows Al-Qaeda could be plotting attacks in the U-S and abroad.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


U-S officials say most of the specific threats are geared toward U-S troops in the Persian Gulf and locations inside Europe.
But they say American hotels, apartments, and other places with minimum security could also be targets.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Al Qaeda continues to demonstrate]

((Al Qaeda continues to demonstrate a very serious interest in chemical, biological, as well as radiological devices the impacts of which would, obviously, be adverse.))
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/U. S. Attorney General]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=obviously, be adverse.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Americans should expect tighter security and possibly delays at airports, government buildings, and at the borders.
(------------)



[6-Local-Alert]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC1:10:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Unless there's a threat to a specific LOCAL target, local law enforcement officers say their role in homeland defense is to look out for suspicious behavior.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 12;]

Since the beginning of 2002, Roanoke Police have held six homeland defense classes to educate other law enforcement agencies and the community about the issue. Local officers are aware of the heightened terror alert but say, for the most part, business will go on as usual.
(///// SOT at :17 /////)
[SOT 17:10:18-17:10:38]
[IN Q=The biggest change you'll see...]

((CHRIS BOLLING/HOMELAND DEFENSE OFFICER: THE BIGGEST CHANGE YOU'LL SEE IS THAT OUR OFFICERS WILL BE A LITTLE BIT MORE DILIGENT TO SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY. THEY'LL STOP AND QUESTION PEOPLE AROUND GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, MORE DILIGENCE THERE. OTHER THAN THAT, THERE WON'T BE MUCH DIFFERENCE. OUR OFFICERS ARE GONNA CONTINUE WITH WHAT THEY DO EVERY DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Bolling/Homeland Defense Officer;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=continue with what they do every day.]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=None]

As far as protecting your family, Officer Bolling says you don't need to change your plans.
Just be more observant of people and activities around you.

[2-Levinson]


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


The President continues to seek support for a new U.N Security Council resolution authorizing war with Iraq.
He spoke with leaders in China and France on Friday, neither would give their support.
But as Drew Levinson reports the U-S is still preparing for war.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Iraq hopes these pictures will discredit]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Hans Blix/Chief U. N. Weapons Inspector; :35]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=standard out]

(( IRAQ HOPES THESE PICTURES WILL DISCREDIT COLIN POWELL'S WORDS. BAGHDAD OFFICIALS TOOK JOURNALISTS ON A TOUR OF TWO MISSILE SITES...THE SECRETARY OF STATE ACCUSED OF MAKING BANNED WEAPONS. IRAQ'S INFORMATION MINISTRY SAYS INSPECTORS WENT TO THE FACILITIES SEVERAL TIMES--AND FOUND NOTHING ILLEGAL.

(NAT)


IRAQ WILL ALSO TRY TO WIN OVER TOP U.N. ARMS INSPECTORS DURING PIVOTAL TALKS THIS WEEKEND. THE FACT THAT MORE IRAQI SCIENTISTS HAVE GIVEN PRIVATE INTERVIEWS TO U.N. MONITORS...IS SEEN BY SOME AS A GOOD SIGN. BUT IRAQ STILL HAS TO MEET A LONG LIST OF OTHER DEMANDS.

(SOT: HANS BLIX/CHIEF U. N. WEAPONS INSPECTOR)

"Without active cooperation by the Iraqi side, it is difficult to achieve an effective inspection."
BUT PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS HE'S TIRED OF WAITING. HE NOW WANTS THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL TO BACK MILITARY ACTION AGAINST SADDAM HUSSEIN.

(SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH)

"If the Security Council were allow a dictator to lie and deceive, the Security Council will be weakened."
IN AN EFFORT TO SWAY COUNCIL MEMBERS, MR. BUSH TELEPHONED THE LEADERS OF FRANCE AND CHINA. BUT BOTH COUNTRIES STILL FAVOR GIVING THE INSPECTORS MORE TIME.

(NAT)


AS U.S. MILITARY PLANS MOVED FORWARD, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DONALD RUMSFELD WAS IN ITALY...VISITING AMERICAN TROOPS AND RALLYING SUPPORT.
AND CBS NEWS GOT AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST-LOOK INSIDE THIS NEWLY-BUILT U.S. COMMAND CENTER IN KUWAIT. THE HIGH-TECH WAR ROOM WILL MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH VIRTUALLY EVERY UNIT IN THE FIELD IF WAR BREAKS OUT.

(STANDUP-DAYLIGHT)))



[11XGR]


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

State democrats are accusing republican lawmakers of practicing partisanship with the state budget. They claim the budgets of two of Virginia's top officeholders are the proof.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The House and Senate voted to CUT the Lieutenant Governor's staff allowance but BOOST the Attorney General's budget.

Delegate Morgan Griffith says it's not personal.
But he says the lieutenant governor's staff allowance should be in line with the House Majority Leader's.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:22:43]
[IN Q=HE IS A PART-TIME EMPLOYEE]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: HE IS A PART-TIME EMPLOYEE, JUST LIKE THE LEGISLATORS AND WHY HE HAS ENOUGH STAFFING ALLOWANCE TO HAVE SIX PEOPLE OR SEVEN PEOPLE, I DON'T UNDERSTAND. WE SHOULD HAVE CUT IT BACK YEARS AGO.)) ((LT. GOVERNOR TIM KAINE: HE'S NOT MENTIONED IN THE CONSTITUTION. HE'S NOT IN THE LINE OF SUCCESSION TO THE GOVERNOR, I AM. HE DOESN'T GO TO CABINET MEETINGS, I DO. HE'S NOT CHAIRMAN OF THE STATE'S DISABILITY COMMISSION. I AM. THIS ISN'T ABOUT LOOKING AT THE RESPONSIBILITIES. THIS IS JUST ABOUT THE ARROGANCE OF POWER.))
[SUPER=@Griffith; :00]
[SUPER=@Kaine; :10]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=THE ARROGANCE OF POWER.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kaine, who has four full-time employees, says he already reduced his budget voluntarily in light of the state's fiscal crisis.
He says cutting his budget further is "nothing but partisanship."
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[11VDOT-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC25:15]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

V-DOT watched their 48-million dollar snow-removal budget melt away with this weeks winter weather.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Thursday Night]


A spokeswoman says Virginia had already spent 42-million dollars to clear snow from the roads, and the department will assuredly spend more than six-million dollars on this storm.
She says it's NOT uncommon for the state to exceed its annual snow removal budget.
V-DOT spent 120-million bucks in the winter of 1995-96, when a blizzard dumped several feet of snow on the state.

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[11School-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC48:39]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

The Roanoke City School Board may scrape out a new snow day policy next week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Right now the city operates with a blanket cancellation policy. It means if classes are canceled, after-school activities such as athletics, performances and meetings are as well. The Superintendent of Schools says he thinks board should consider looking at them case by case.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:06:16]
[IN Q=WE WILL ]

((HALLIE CARR/WILLIAM FLEMING HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL; WE WILL STILL LOOK AT IT ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS BECAUSE SAFETY IS THE NUMBER ONE CONCERN, SAFETY IS MORE IMPORTANT THEN WHETHER OR NOT YOU WIN OR LOSE AN ATHLETIC EVENT.))
[SUPER=01-Hallie Carr/William Fleming High School Principal;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=AN ATHLETIC EVENT.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Principal Carr says rescheduling games is time consuming but that all schools are dealing with it and trying to work together. The school board will address the matter on Tuesday. If passed, it could be effective immediately.
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[AM-Henry-School]


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

School officials in Henry County are just glad their schools will be open another year. But it's not without cost.
School administrators have come up with a preliminary school budget that calls for cuts of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Justin McLeod tells us what's on the chopping block.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Henry Co. Superintendent; :16]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF SUPERINTENDENT TALKING SAYING "IT'S ALL BASED ON THE CODE OF VIRGINIA" AT 1:06:05))
After months of crunching numbers and public surveys the preliminary budget for the Henry County school system is complete.
It is a budget put together with a 600-thousand dollar cut in state aid.
[SOT 55:19]
[IN Q=It's always a challenge]

((SHARON DODSON/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: IT'S ALWAYS A CHALLENGE WHEN YOU'RE DEALING WITH DIMINSHED REVENUE SO YOU HAVE TO OFF SET IT, YOU HAVE TO CHANGE SOMETHING.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=change something]


And that's exactly what is about to happen.
The proposed budget eliminates 17 positions including 11 teachers. [GRAPHIC]
Those who survive will have to pay more for healthcare.
As for course offerings, the school system wants to phase out the school of practical nursing and eliminate all competitive althletic programs at the middle school level.
[SOT 1:00:00]
[IN Q=We put that on the table]

((SHARON DODSON: WE PUT THAT ON THE TABLE BECAUSE AGAIN THAT IS NOT AN INSTRUCTIONAL ISSUE AND I DID SO VERY RELUCTANTLY.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=very reluctantly]


That's because a recent survey indicated that many county residents want to keep althletic programs at the middle school level.
That survey conducted in the last month or so also revealed an unexpected find. [GRAPHIC]
Of the more than 5-thousand county residents who filled out the survey, 48-percent said they would like the school board to ask the board of supervisors to reconsider consolidating and closing several schools.
[SOT 1:01:33]
[IN Q=I guess you could say]

((SHARON DODSON: I GUESS YOU COULD SAY THAT THE PEOPLE WHO RESPONDED TO THE SURVEY VERY MUCH WANTED TO EXPLORE EVERY OPTION ON MAXIMUMIZING THE REVENUE FOR EDUCATION.)) [Runs14]
[OUT Q=for education]
[SOT ]
[IN Q= ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: DR. DODSON SAID HOWEVER THERE ARE NO PLANS TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT CONSOLIDATION AT THIS TIME. THERE WAS ONE PIECE OF GOOD NEWS FROM THE PROPOSED BUDGET, IT CALLS FOR AN ALMOST 3 1/2 PERCENT RAISE FOR TEACHERS. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))


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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jus]
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Recreation consolidation in Henry County could also be on the way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Collinsville]


The county and the city of Martinsville have agreed to study combining the county's Parks and Recreations Department and the city's Leisure Services Department.
County and city leaders want to know if a combined department could provide more services and save money.
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[SOT 1:07:41]
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((TIM HALL/COUNTY SPOKESPERSON: MOST LOCALITIES AND WE'RE NO DIFFERENT ARE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO CONTAIN COSTS, CUT COSTS OR PROVIDE A BETTER PRODUCT FOR THE COSTS SO WE'RE GOING TO STUDY IT. WE HAVE NO IDEA IF IT WILL WORK, IF IT'S COST EFFECTIVE OR IF IT WILL ACHIEVE ANY OF THE OBJECTIVES THAT YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE BUT THAT'S WHY YOU STUDY IT.))
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[VO-NAT]


The two localities have hired a company out of Roanoke to conduct the survey and it should be complete by the spring.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up - They're back in the saddle again - but this time - the East-meets-West duo heads to London
[ANCHOR=Brent]


BUT -
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[VO-NAT]

- are they a big hit - or a Royal pain? Find out in this weeks movie review.
[Brent ad-lib almanac -- WX PRO]
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[Brent MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to almanac bump] [soft music under]

[3-WEATHER]


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[WRITER=bwa]
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WEATHERMAPS

[brent to anchor desk/toss to joy]
[Howdy]
[Mini-Open] [1-SHOT]
(ad lib short hello)


[Movie-Open]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=Movie Open]
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Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson have tamed the wild, wild west - now the Kung-Fu / Cowboy team battles Great Britain.
Here's Brent and Anna with this week's movie review.
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[BRENT AND ANNA AT PULPIT]








[3-Schools]


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[WRITER=ejo]
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[WIPE TO Schooltouch Full] One School announcement for today. The W-V-P-E-C "Career Switcher" classes are canceled.
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[2BIRTHDAYS!] 2/9/02
Sunday:

[SUPER=130-10/Dusty Dalton/Draper]



[SUPER=130-16/Dekota Nibblett/Chatham]



[SUPER=130-8/Sammy Conner/Floyd]



[SUPER=130-8/Matthew Greene/Pulaski]



[SUPER=130-9/Chelsea Prillaman/Callaway]



[SUPER=130-60/Jack Cook/Salem]



[SUPER=130-1/Bailey Wright/Rustburg]



[SUPER=130-22/Rodney O'Neal/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-/Courtney Miller/Pulaski]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Brenda Daugherty/Shawsville]



[SUPER=131-/Robin Rickett/Covington]



[SUPER=131-15/Ashley Wymer/Buchanan]



[SUPER=131-/Sherri Wheeler/Buena Vista]