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[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... ,
The latest winter storm is still being felt in Danville ice has some homes still without power
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And another train derails in the New River Valley halting traffic on rails and roads. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[11Danville-Ice]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC48:08]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

For many of us, yesterday's warmer weather helped melt away a lot what mother nature left behind on Wednesday and Thursday.
But Southside is still dealing with downed trees and powerlines as a result of the ice storm.
Thousands of homes lost electricity and some are still in the dark this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Yesterday;]


The layer of ice began to melt yesterday, as the temperature climbed above freezing.
But the damaged trees and power lines presented a bigger challenge.
[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;]


At one point, four to five-thousand customers of Danville Power and Light were without service, but utility crews were hoping to restore service to most of them overnight.
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[11Warner-Flood]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC59:19]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO]
[SUPER=@file;]


Between flooding, snow and ice, it's been an expensive couple of weeks for Virginia. That's why, Governor Mark Warner yesterday asked President Bush to issue a disaster declaration and provide federal assistance to the Roanoke Valley, Southwest and Northern Virginia. Warner says the state spent 37-million dollars on snow-removal alone. Other damage estimates from flooding, snow and ice are still being tallied.
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[VDOT-Salt]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
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[TAPE#=03-08 14:30]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


All the salt V-DOT has been using this winter to keep the roads clear --could be taking a toll on the environment.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Salt runoff can kill trees and plants as well as impact the ecosystems of streams and rivers.
The state DOES limit the application of salt to mainly primary roads.
But so far this winter, V-Dot has used more than 200-thousand tons of salt on the roads statewide.
V-Dot however believes the salt content is often too small to cause any real damage to area waterways.
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[SOT 13:54:46]
[IN Q=With the amount of]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: WITH THE AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION WE'VE HAD, THE SALT IS DILUTING WITH THE RAIN AND WITH THE FREEZING RAIN AND THE SNOW TO PRODUCE A SOLUTION IS VERY LOW IN SALT OVERALL. IN FACT, SEA WATER IS A LOT MORE CORROSIVE THAN THE SOLUTION THAT WE'RE PRODUCING.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Virginia Department of Transportation;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=that we're producing]
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[VO-NAT]


Even with that said, V-Dot is looking at using more environmentally friendly chemicals.
V-Dot has started using calcium chloride.
What that does is help prevent the roads from freezing and therefore means crews will have to use less salt.
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[11Airport-Spill]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC06:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A fuel spill at the Roanoke Regional Airport caused some concern for HAZ-MAT crews last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]


Just after six, a truck carrying jet fuel began leaking on the tarmac.
It took nearly three hours to stop the leak, but not before more than 300 gallons of fuel spilled out.
A private company has now been called in to clean it all up.
The Roanoke Fire Department says it appears a valve malfunctioned causing the truck to leak.
The incident did not cause any delays for flights coming in or heading out of the airport.
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[Taiwan-Train]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Train Crash]

At least 16 people are dead and 100 injured after a tourist train derailed in southern Taiwan this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Taipei, Taiwan]

Officials say the train went off the tracks en route to a mountain resort. A helicopter later crash-landed while trying to airlift victims to hospitals but authorities say no one was killed. At least one train car tumbled off a bridge into a ravine. The cause of the crash isn't known. But passengers say the train seemed to be traveling too fast when it crossed the bridge.

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[11Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC2:02:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Norfolk Southern officials are investigating yet another train derailment in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Yesterday;]

This one happened just before ten yesterday in Ellet Valley. Officials say the train was headed to Norfolk, when 32-cars loaded with coal fell off the track. No one was hurt, but police had to block off Route-603 for cleanup - but that road was re-opened overnight. This is the second Norfolk Southern train derailment in the past two weeks.
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./February 11;]

The other happened in Pulaski County, near the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. The cause of that is also still under investigation.
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[11Eminent-Domain]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:17:38]
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The last of the property owners along the Patriot Pipeline gathered in court yesterday, as East Tennessee Natural Gas began the process of trying to have their land condemned.
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[V/O-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]

Almost 100 people attended the first of the hearings in federal court. While the vast majority of the land owners have settled on a price, some, like Kent Wise, are not impressed by what the company says is its "best offer" and how they go about arriving at it.
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[SOT 16:27:55]
[IN Q=Our property's located]

((KENT WISE/LANDOWNER: OUR PROPERTY'S LOCATED IN HENRY COUNTY WHICH IS IN A DIFFERENT DISTRICT. OUR PROPERTY IS IN THE RIDGEWAY DISTRICT, AND THEIR APPRAISER PUTS IT IN THE HORSEPASTURE DISTRICT, SOME 30 MILES AWAY. GRETCHEN KRUEGER/COMPANY SPOKESPERSON: WE HAVE EASEMENT AGREEMENTS WITH OVER 1,000 LANDOWNERS, AND 95% EASEMENTS WE'VE GAINED FROM LANDOWNERS. WE HAVE 68 LEFT HERE. AND YOU'VE NOTICED WHEN THE COURT BEGAN WE'VE HAD SIX SETTLE.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Wise/Landowner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Krueger/Company Spokesperson; :09]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=had six settle.]
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[V/O-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]

The judge has to decide whether to give the Gas Company "immediate possession" of the property, pending final determination of what it's worth.
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[Ephedra]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Focus on Health]

The Food and Drug Administration says the diet drug Ephdra can cause heart attacks - and even death.
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[VO-NAT]

The F-D-A wants the herb to carry a warning label. The agency says it has reports of at least one hundred deaths linked to ephedra - and it has been under pressure from doctors to ban it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Thompson/U. S. Secretary of Health Services;]
[RUNS=]

((I WOULD NOT TAKE THIS. I WOULD NOT GIVE IT TO MY FAMILY, AND I DON'T KNOW WHY ANYONE WOULD TAKE THESE PRODUCTS. WHY TAKE THE RISK? ))
[OUT Q=take the risks?]
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[VO-NAT]

A Florida Medical Examiner says the death of Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler (BEK'-lur) two weeks ago may have been linked to the herbal supplement. In addition to the labels, the F-D-A may ban the sale of SOME products containing Ephedra.
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[JOY ONE SHOT]
The Centers for Disease Control says that African-Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV.
And that AIDS is the leading cause of death for those 25 -44 years of age.
It's statistics like these that have one organization taking action. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Diane Nutter/Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.]


Here to tell us more about what the Roanoke Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority plans to do is Diane Nutter

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[TAKE 8701ESSC FS]
The HIV/AIDS Family and Community seminar will be held March 8th at Addison Aerospace Middle School from 10 am to noon.
For more information call 540-344-8365. The event is free and open to the public.
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Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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[Horse-Center]


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The first two days of March will find the Virginia Horse Center buzzing with activity. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young takes us to the Virginia Intermont Classic to learn the difference between hunters and jumpers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First, you should know, both hunters and jumpers jump.]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Leslie Brown/Horse Show Manager; :23]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Federwisch/Director of Equine Studies; :55]
[SUPER=01-Tracey Weinberg/Amateur Owner; 1:10]
[SUPER=@Shannon1; 1:27]
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((First, you should know, both hunters and jumpers JUMP. But that's where the similarities end.
[SOT 17:35:10-17:35:40]
[IN Q=What we classify as hunter horses...]

((LESLIE BROWN/HORSE SHOW MANAGER: [*****UNDER VIDEO*****] WHAT WE CLASSIFY AS HUNTER HORSES ARE HORSES THAT WOULD BE NICE TO TAKE OUT IN THE HUNT FIELD AND JUMP OVER COURSES LIKE WE HAVE IN THE RING. [****LESLIE ON CAMERA*****]JUMPERS ARE SIMILAR TO ONES SEEN IN THE OLYMPICS THAT JUMP OVER COLORED RAILS, HAVE TIME FACTORS INVOLVED IN THEIR SUCCESS AND THEIR CLASS.))
[RUNS= :30]
[OUT Q= in their success and their class.]

For four days every year, horses and their riders strut their stuff, and take classes. But they're not the only ones furthering their equine education. The show gives students at Virginia Intermont College the chance to literally learn the ropes.
[SOT 17:36:53-17:37:01]
[IN Q=One of the best things we've found...]

((EDDIE FEDERWISCH/DIR., EQUINE STUDIES, VA INTERMONT COLLEGE: ONE OF THE BEST THINGS WE'VE FOUND IS TO PUT THEM IN THE INDUSTRY FOR THIS WEEKEND GIVES THEM A PRETTY GOOD SHOT AT WHAT LIFE IN THE HORSE SHOW WORLD IS LIKE.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=in the horse show world is like.]

One rider describes hunter riding as the constant reach for perfection. But she says, no matter how good the run, there's always room for improvement.
[SOT 17:37:38-17:37:49]
[IN Q=It's sort of analogous to figure skating...]

((TRACY WEINBERG/AMATEUR OWNER, HUNTER RIDER: IT'S SORT OF ANALOGOUS TO FIGURE SKATING IN THAT IT'S ALL ABOUT STYLE AND FORM, CONSISTANCY, GRACE AND BEAUTY OVER THE JUMPS.))
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[OUT Q=beauty over the jumps.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT (UNDER VIDEO) 17:39:50-17:39:57]
[IN Q=It's difficult for two live beings...]

((TRACEY: IT'S DIFFICULT FOR TWO LIVE BEINGS TO COME TOGETHER AT ONE MOMENT IN TIME AND TO PEAK SO, I THINK THAT'S THE INTRIGUING PART OF THE SPORT.))
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[OUT Q=I think that's the intriguing part of the sport.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT ((STANDUP)) 17:40:33-17:40:47]
[IN Q=If you want to catch a hunter/jumper show...]

((SHANNON YOUNG/REPORTER: IF YOU WANT TO CATCH A HUNTER JUMPER SHOW BUT CAN'T MAKE IT THIS WEEKEND, TWO OF THE LARGEST ON THE EAST COAST WILL TAKE PLACE HERE AT THE VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER IN APRIL. AND IN MARCH, THERE'LL EB A PRESENTATION OF THE FAMED MONTY ROBERTS, THE MAN KNOWN AS THE HORSE WHISPERER. SHANNON YOUNG, NEWS 7, LEXINGTON.))
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

Coming up in Sports - Rankings aren't always what they seem -
[ANCHOR=BRENT]


And that was proven yesterday
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[VO-NAT]


As fifth seed Randolf-Macon dominated first seed Guilford in the semi-finals yesterday. We have highlights coming up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning......
Iraq announced today that it has destroyed several of its missles --but the White House is still skeptical of Saddam's intentions.
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And the mother of a missing six year old boy faces more charges.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Iraq]


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[WRITER=jsu]
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[****ANCHOR TAG***]
Iraq say it has destroyed four of its Al Samoud (Al-Suh-Mood) missiles.
But the White house says that is not enougth, that this is just another tactic of deception.
John Roberts has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That's the problem with Saddam]
[SUPER=01-Ari Fleischer/White House Press Secretary; :00]
[SUPER=01-Hans Blix/Chief U. N. Weapons Inspector; :24]
[SUPER=01-John Roberts/CBS News; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=so far none of the big hold-ups appear to be convinced.]
(( SOT: Fleischer

"That's the problem with Saddam Hussein. Every time he's under pressure, he tries to relieve the pressure by disarming just a touch, just a little, playing the game, playing the deception.."
NARR: Saddam is in a lose-lose position with the White House. If he hangs onto his missiles - it's defiance. If he destroys them - it's deception. But the Iraqi pledge drew a much more favorable response from chief weapons inspector Hans Blix.

SOT: Blix

"it's a very big chunk of things.. there are very many of these missiles.. so it is a very significant piece of real disarmament..."
NARR: THAT pronouncement is bound to complicate negotiations at the Security Council on a new resolution authorizing force against Iraq. The French foreign minister today said (GFX) the destruction of the Al Samouds "Confirms that inspectors are getting results." And - today - Russia's foreign minister - in contrast to what the White House said were positive statements from Vladimir Putin yesterday - threatened to veto the US resolution "if necessary, in the interests of international stability." (END GFX)
GFX (Calendar): But the White House is unflinching in its schedule for military action. It will press ahead with negotiations on a new resolution next week. Then - shortly after Hans Blix's formal report to the Security Council March 7th - sometime between March 10th and 14th - the U.S. will call for a vote authorizing war.
So far none of the big hold ups appear to be convinced. .))
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


The United Arab Emirates is also putting pressure on Saddam Hussein. The arab country is calling for him to step down. This is the first time an arab county has done so publicly.




[CNN-Headlines]


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


Chicago police have released a tape of the deadly nightclub stampede that killed 21 - and the government has issued a warning for anyone taking the diet drup Ephedra. Here's Katherine Dorsett with today's top stories.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With the headlines]
[SUPER=01-Katherine Dorsett/Reporting]
[RUNS=:48]
[OUT Q=I'm Katherine Dorsett]

((WITH THE HEADLINES, I'M KATHERINE DORSETT. CHICAGO POLICE HAVE RELEASED A CHILLING VIDEOTAPE THAT SHOWS THE FULL PANIC IN THE NIGHTCLUB STAMPEDE THAT KILLED 21 PEOPLE THIS MONTH. THOSE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CLUB'S MAIN STAIRWELL WERE PACKED SO TIGHTLY TOGETHER, POLICE COULDN'T PULL THEM OUT.A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT IS STANDING BEHIND AN EARLIER RULING THAT THE PHRASE "UNDER GOD" IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. ON FRIDAY, THE NINTH U-S CIRCUIT COURT REJECTED THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S REQUEST TO RECONSIDER ITS DECISION. THE GOVERNMENT SAYS THE POPULAR HERB EPHEDRA, USED FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND BODY-BUILDING, CAN CAUSE FATAL HEART ATTACKS AND STROKES. BUT RATHER THAN BAN THE PRODUCT, THE F-D-A IS CALLING FOR MANUFACTURERS TO PUT WARNING LABELS ON EPHEDRA BOTTLES AND PACKAGES. WITH THE HEADLINES, I'M KATHERINE DORSETT. ))
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[11Missing-Child]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC1:58:38]
[GRAPHIC=Logan Bowman]

More charges have been filed against missing child Logan Bowman's mother and her former boyfriend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]

Grayson County authorities have now charged Cynthia Davis and her ex-boyfriend with felony child neglect.
Davis was already in jail on a child endangerment charge.
Dennis Schemerhorn had been out on bond on the same charge, but was arrested Thursday night.
Both are scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Monday.
Logan Bowman has been missing since January, and officials fear he may be dead.
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[UVA-Attack]


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


The F-B-I is investigating a racially motivated assault against a student at the University of Virginia.
19 year-old Daisy Lundy, who is of black and Korean descent, was attacked earlier this week in her car.
She says prior to the assault she was receiving threatening phone calls in her dorm room at U-V-A. Lundy says the man made racial slurs about her candidacy for student council president.
The Council on African American Affairs is now offering a 20-thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of the man who attacked Lundy.
She describes him as a white, heavyset between the ages of 18 and 20.


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[WRITER=ssm]
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Five months after 95 percent of the Lynchburg Police Department cited salaries as a major concern, officers there say little has been done to address the problem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The department has lost more than a half dozen experienced officers to higher-paying jobs in private security.
Rookies have taken their place, but some cops say the city is losing too much experience on the streets.
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[SOT 1:09:37]
[IN Q=The citizens and]

((DOUG CHILDRESS/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: THE CITIZENS AND THE SCHOOLS AND EVERYBODY ELSE ARE SUFFERING, ARE GOING TO SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS BECAUSE WE'RE LOSING EXPERIENCED PEOPLE. BECAUSE YOU CAN WALK RIGHT OUT THIS DOOR AND GO TO WORK AT B&W AND START OUT MAKING MORE THAN YOU'D BE MAKING HERE AFTER 12-15 YEARS OF SERVICE.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Childress/Lynchburg Police Department;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=years of service.]
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[VO-NAT]


City officials say a committee is studying the pay issue, but any solutions are at least a year off.
Next year's city budget DOES include a two percent pay raise for all Lynchburg employees, including police officers.
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[Mardi-Gras]


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[WRITER=jsu]
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Some businesses say this years Mardi Gras is the worst they've ever seen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA]


They say a sour economy, the recent night club fires, and the terrorist alerts may be to blame for the low turn out.

And they say the weather hasn't helped. At least eight parades have been canceled because of the rain.
Many merchants say they rely on the Mardi Gras to have a successful year.
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[weather next]

[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up - An international criminal kidnaps a gang leaders daugher
[ANCHOR=Brent]

But
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[VO-NAT]

- is this a movie that should be cradled - or head straight for its grave? Find out in this week's movie review.
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[ANCHOR=Brent]

[BRENT HAS WX HELLO AT CAVE] [NEWS 7 SAT AM IN MONITOR] [WXPRO/Full]

[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


A modest ralley for stocks friday - but the market still ended down on the week. Here's Stan Case with a look at the week on wall street.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=some early gains]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case]

((SOME EARLY GAINS IN THE DOW FELL FLAT ON FRIDAY AFTER A LUKEWARM REPORT TO THE U-N ON IRAQI COOPERATION WITH INSPECTORS BROUGHT WAR WORRIES BACK TO THE FORE. TECH STOCKS RALLIED ON A POSITIVE ECONOMIC REPORT ON THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT. THE DOW GAINED SIX POINTS. THE NASDAQ WAS UP 13 POINTS. YAHOO AND OTHER INTERNET COMPANIES SAW BIG GAINS IN THE TECH SECTOR. AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK, YAHOO WILL LAUNCH A SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE FEATURING NEWS, ENTERTAINMENT, AND SPORTS INFORMATION.
SHARES IN THE INTERNET PORTAL GAINED THREE PERCENT ON THE DAY AND 14 PERCENT FOR THE MONTH. PALM, ONE OF THE PIONEERS IN HAND-HELD COMPUTER DEVICES, HAD MIXED NEWS TO REPORT. THE COMPANY INTRODUCED ITS LATEST HAND HELD GADGET, AND ALSO ANNOUNCED MORE LAYOFFS. 150 EMPLOYEES WERE LET GO THIS WEEK COMPLETING A 19 PERCENT REDUCTION IN PALM'S WORKFORCE THAT BEGAN AT THE START OF THE QUARTER. PALM LOST 11 PERCENT ON THE NEWS. GAP SHARES TUMBLED AS INVESTORS WORRIED THE RETAILER'S VALUATION HAD PEAKED. AFTER POSTING A FOURTH QUARTER PROFIT, THE RETAILER ELECTED NOT TO GIVE GUIDANCE FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OR THE FULL YEAR. AND GAP WARNED OF A FEBRUARY SALES SHORTFALL, BLAMING IT ON THE WEATHER AND POOR CONSUMER CONFIDENCE. GAP SHARES ENDED THE DAY DOWN 12 PERCENT. WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE))
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Sometimes the real action comes before drivers even qualify -
[ANCHOR=Brent]

Like Last night
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[VO-NAT]

in Vegas - it was one explosive practice for two drivers - who managed to walk away from this fiery situation.
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[Knights-Columbus]


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


The Knights of Columbus basketball tournament tips off this weekend. But its not like any other tourney in our area - the annual event bnefits each of the teams involved. Here to tell us more about it is Bob Canfield - who is on the tournament committee. Thanks for joining us today -

[SUPER=01-Bob Canfield/Knights of Columbus Tournament;]

((Brent ad libs)) [BRENT AD LIBS]

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[SUPER=@file;]

[will call for video]
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[TAKE PINNACLE FS] If you would like to see the teams in action - the tournament in action, it is this weekend and next at the Roanoke Catholic and Booker T. Washington gyms here in Roanoke. Tickets are two dollars.
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[2BIRTHDAYS!]
Sunday 3/2/03

[SUPER=130-10/Kayla May/Madison Heights;]



[SUPER=130-/Jeanette Bernard/Bland;]



[SUPER=130-7/Christopher Thompson/Buchanan;]



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[SUPER=131-57/Linda Riley/Buena Vista;]


[SUPER=131-/Sallie Manns/Ridgeway;]