[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=jOY]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning.......
A plane crash in Virginia leaves three people dead, and forces evacuations for part of one community.
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[ON CAM]
And police say several shots were fired into a Danville home this morning sending three men to the hospital. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.



[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Danville Shooting]


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

Three men were shot inside a Danville home this morning. Police say around three o'clock, someone fired several shots into a house on Ross Street - hitting 18 year old Tamik (Tuh-meek) Johnson in the chest, 26-year old John Tarpley in the groin and back and 29 year old David Pitts in the leg.

Officials tell us all three men are in stable condition at Danville Regional Medical Center. Police say they do not know how many shots were fired, or why - but the case is under investigation.



[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Three people were killed yesterday in a small plane crash in Leesburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Leesburg]


The F-A-A says the plane had just been cleared for landing at the Leesburg Executive airport when it went down in a residential area.
No one on the ground was hurt. But several homes were evacuated for several hours as a precaution.
The National Transportation Safety Board says it will be at least five days before it knows what caused the crash. Officials say they are looking into weather as a possible factor.
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[Smyth-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


An accident overnight killed a Smyth County man. Police say Steve Wayne Pierce was driving on Cedar Springs Road when he apparently ran off the road, overcorrected into the other lane - and hit another car. Pierce was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the second car was not seriously injured.



[Terrorism]


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


U-S officials believe they have captured the mastermind behind the September 11th attacks.
Elizabeth Sanchez has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=He's considered one of ]
[SUPER=01-Milt Beardon/Former CIA Agent; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Sanchez, Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News]


((Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is considered one of al-Qaeda's top three operatives.. Unlike the capture of his sidekick Ramzi Bin Al Shieb last September, who was caught after a long gun battle...Muhammed went quietly.

(natz of sister talking)


Muhammed sister described the arrest.

(more natz of sister, too quick for super)


Officials say no shots were fired in his capture and that Muhammed appears in good health. That's important because the 37 year old al qaeda executive who was educated in North Carolina and speaks perfect English is expected to undergo a long and thorough investigation.

(natz World Trade Center Bombing)


One starting point could be the 1993 World Trade Center attack...a crime Muhammed's nephew is already serving a life sentence for. U-S law enforcement officials also believe it was Muhammed who dreamed up the idea of crashing commercial jets into the World Trade Center....Muhammed who approved the selection of the 9-11 hijackers and that's it's Muhammed who knows the most about future al Qaeda plans.
Sot: Milt Beardon/former CIA Agent "In many ways I would think Americans might be safer today because we have him than if we had Bin Laden himself."
That certainly won't stop interrogators from grilling Muhammed about the whereabouts of Osma Bin Laden....and a with a little luck possibly lead to the capture of the world's most wanted man.
Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News))




[Turkey-Votes]


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


Turkey's Prime Minster hopes his government's decision NOT to allow U-S troops to deploy on Turkish soil, will not hinder relations with the U-S.
Richard Roth explains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sot parliament: ]
[SUPER=03-Ankara, Turkey; :00]
[SUPER=01-W. Robert Pearson/U. S. Ambassador to Turkey; :17]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Mango/Turkish Expert; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Richard Roth/CBS News; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=richard roth cbs news iskenderun, turkey]
((NAT SOT PARLIAMENT: (TRT material) shouting, finger-pointing


NARR: DESPITE BITTER DEBATE THE DEAL WAS APPROVED AT FIRST, IN A CLOSE VOTE -- TO ALLOW THE U-S TO USE TURKEY AS A LAUNCH PAD FOR AN ATTACK ON IRAQ. THEN A CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE OVERTURNED THE RESULT, ONCE AGAIN PUTTING AMERICA'S WAR PLANS HERE ON HOLD.

(Reuters material)
NAT SOT AMBASSADOR PEARSON "We certainly had hoped for a favourable

decision by the Parliament but the United States is still a friend of Turkey"

(NTV material)
NAT SOT demo


NARR: PARLIAMENT WAS HEARING THE MESSAGE PROTESTERS IN THIS MUSLIM COUNTRY WERE SENDING FROM ANKARA TODAY, THE SAME MESSAGE NATIONAL POLLS HAVE BEEN SENDING FOR WEEKS: MOST PEOPLE IN TURKEY DON'T WANT A WAR ON THEIR DOORSTEP...AND DON'T WANT U-S TROOPS BROUGHT HERE TO FIGHT ONE.

(CBS material to end)

NOT ON TURKEY'S COAST EITHER, WHERE THE AMERICANS WOULD COME ASHORE.

NAT SOT WOMAN: in turkish


NARR: "AS A MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER," SHE SAYS, "I DON'T WANT CHILDREN KILLED."
JUST SIXTY MILES OFF SHORE, U-S SHIPS ARE WAITING WITH TANKS AND ARMOR TO DEPLOY WITH SOME 60-THOUSAND AMERICAN TROOPS, BUT PREPARATIONS HERE TO BUILD A NORTHERN FRONT FOR A WAR ON IRAQ ARE ALL ON HOLD.

NAT SOT: planes at incirlik


NARR: FOR USE OF TURKISH AIR BASES AND OTHER FACILITIES, THE U-S HAD PLEDGED 15-BILLION DOLLARS IN AID, AND PROMISED THE TURKISH MILITARY ITS KURDISH ENEMIES IN NORTHERN IRAQ WOULD BE DISARMED. BUT MANY HERE FEEL THAT'S TOO LITTLE INSURANCE AGAINST TOO BIG A RISK.

SOT A. MANGO: these are the two things: security and prosperity. and

they fear that a war might endanger both.
ROTH ON CAMERA: WHAT'S ALSO THREATENED NOW IS WASHINGTON'S HOPE THAT HAVING TURKEY ON ITS SIDE WOULD SEND A SIGNAL TO THE MUSLIM WORLD: THAT A WAR AGAINST IRAQ DOESN'T AMOUNT TO A WAR ON ISLAM. RICHARD ROTH CBS NEWS ISKENDERUN, TURKEY.))

[US-Air]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
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U-S Airways may be able to terminate its pilots' pension before long.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE 101essC] That was the ruling from a bankruptcy judge yesterday - however the ruling is subject to the pending decision of an arbitrator looking into the matter. [TAKE 102essC] The key issue is whether the union agreed to allow the airline to terminate the pension plan in a secret agreement reached in December. [TAKE 103essC] In the agreement, management promised to begin a new, smaller plan if the old one was discontinued.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

The pension issue is the Arlington-based airline's last hurdle in its plan to emerge from bankruptcy by the end of the month.

[11Sports-Seminar]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC-1:00:02]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Sports can be a lot of fun for kids - but they can also cause a lot of injuries. And knowing what to do when they happen is essential.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]

That's why Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital held a seminar yesterday to help coaches and teachers recognize and treat emergencies. Organizers say it's especially important to educate the public with more and more children playing sports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:33:04]
[IN Q=More and more ]
[SUPER=01-Sally Southard/Registered Nurse;]

((MORE AND MORE CHILDREN ARE PARTICIPATING WHICH IS GREAT, GOOD FOR THEIR HEARTS AND LUNGS AND IT HELPS WITH OBESITY, AND SO WE'RE HIGHLY ENCOURAGING THAT, WE JUST WANT PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPERVISING THESE CHILDREN TO KNOW SOME OF THESE CHILDREN MAY HAVE AN UNDERLYING ILLNESS THAT THEY MAY NEED TO RECOGNIZE IF THEY DO GET INTO TROUBLE. BUT WE DO WANT THESE CHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE AND DO WHATEVER THEY WANT TO WHEN IT COMES TO SPORTS. ))
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=comes to sports.]
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[VO-NAT]

Some of the topics covered included how to recognize and treat children suffering from asthma, low blood sugar, bee stings, sprains and dislocations.
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[Tease#1]



[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
What it lacks in size - Clifton Forge makes up for in taste!
[ANCHOR=Brent]

coming up
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[VO-NAT]

See what other big surprised lie inside the small highlands town. [BRENT TOSSES TO ALMANAC BUMP]
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[ALMANAC BUMP]
[Break #1]



[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Review]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In health review,
There's a new treatment option for people addicted to narcotics.
And a state task force has been formed to address school nutrition.
Plus --the F-D-A wants to put warning labels on bottles of the popular herb ephedra.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The FDA wants consumers to be]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Conrad Daum/Addiction Specialist; :32]
[SUPER=01-Janet Grubbs/Virginia Action for Healthy Kids; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Suzanne Bryant/Registered Dietitian; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=that's health review.]

[NOT STANDARD OUT!!!!!!!!]

(([ephedra labeled tapes in cubby]
The FDA wants consumers to be aware of the dangerous of taking the herb ephedra. That's why its calling for warning labels on bottles of the herb indicating the pills can cause heart attacks, strokes or even death.
The FDA says a possible ban on at least some ephedra-containing products remains under discussion. [ 502-03 53:09]
In other news,
For the thousands of people addicted to opiates like heroin and prescription pain killers --there is a new treatment option that doesn't require daily visits to a methadone clinic.
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=with buprenorphine]

((WITH BUPRENORPHINE PEOPLE COULD GO TO A DOCTOR'S OFFICE EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKS AND ATTEND A PSYCHO-SOCIAL REHAB DRUG TREATMENT MEETING ONCE A WEEK AND BASICALLY GO ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS THE REST OF THE TIME. THAT'S A BIG DIFFERENCE FROM THE METHADONE TYPE OF MANAGEMENT))
[RUNS= 18]
[OUT Q=type of management]


For more information about buprenorphine you can find a link on our web page at wdbj7.dot.com. [502-08 1:42:00]
And finally in health news, A task forces has started in Virginia to address the growing obesity problem in children.
Virginia Action for Healthy Kids plans to focus on improving nutrition in schools.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT12:44:08]
[IN Q=Our nutrition goal is to look at]

((OUR NUTRITION GOAL IS TO LOOK AT ENTIRE SCHOOL, THE VENDING MACHINES, THE SCHOOL STORE, THE CONCESSION STANDS, THE ALA CARTE LINES, AND IMPLEMENT HEALTH FOOD STANDARDS.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=implent health food standards]


Suzanne Bryant with Roanoke City Schools is on the task force. She says while Roanoke has made several changes more can be done.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT11:52:55]
[IN Q=We're offering fresh fruits and vegetables]

((WE'RE OFFERING FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLE IN ADDITION TO THE REGULAR MENU. THAT'S ONE THING WE STARTED THIS YEAR. WE'RE ALSO USING HEALTHIER COOKING TECHNIQUES. WE'RE USING LESS BUTTER IN OUR RECIPES, WE'RE USING LIGHT MAYO AND LESS FRYING MORE BAKING))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q =less frying and more baking]

The task force plans to give its recommendations to schools this summer. For more information you can find a link to the Virginia Action for Healthy Kids web site on our web page.

That's health review.))[Sports-Tease]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

Coming up in sports - The Hokies end a three game losing streak And
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[VO-NAT]


in high school action - Blacksburg and Prince Edward finally face-off.
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[Break #3]



[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun 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 Sunday Morning...... The key man believed to be the mastermind behind the September 11th attacks is now in U-S custody.
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It's a long, tough road ahead for one Bedford community trying to recover from last weeks' flooding.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[2-Danville Shooting]


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

Three men are in stable condition after being shot inside a Danville home this morning. Police say around three o'clock, someone fired several shots into a house on Ross Street - hitting 18 year old Tamik (Tuh-meek) Johnson in the chest, 26-year old John Tarpley in the groin and back and 29 year old David Pitts in the leg.

Officials tell us all three men are in stable condition at Danville Regional Medical Center. Police say they do not know how many shots were fired, or why - but the case is under investigation.



[2-Terrorism]


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


U-S officials say the man who planned the September 11th attacks is now in custody.
He was captured yesterday in Pakistan.
Elizabeth Sanchez has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=He's considered one of ]
[SUPER=01-Milt Beardon/Former CIA Agent; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Sanchez, Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News]


((Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is considered one of al-Qaeda's top three operatives.. Unlike the capture of his sidekick Ramzi Bin Al Shieb last September, who was caught after a long gun battle...Muhammed went quietly.

(natz of sister talking)


Muhammed sister described the arrest.

(more natz of sister, too quick for super)


Officials say no shots were fired in his capture and that Muhammed appears in good health. That's important because the 37 year old al qaeda executive who was educated in North Carolina and speaks perfect English is expected to undergo a long and thorough investigation.

(natz World Trade Center Bombing)


One starting point could be the 1993 World Trade Center attack...a crime Muhammed's nephew is already serving a life sentence for. U-S law enforcement officials also believe it was Muhammed who dreamed up the idea of crashing commercial jets into the World Trade Center....Muhammed who approved the selection of the 9-11 hijackers and that's it's Muhammed who knows the most about future al Qaeda plans.
Sot: Milt Beardon/former CIA Agent "In many ways I would think Americans might be safer today because we have him than if we had Bin Laden himself."
That certainly won't stop interrogators from grilling Muhammed about the whereabouts of Osma Bin Laden....and a with a little luck possibly lead to the capture of the world's most wanted man.
Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News))



[VOB-Turkey-Votes]


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


Turkey's parliament has voted NOT to allow U-S troops to deploy from its soil.
That's a set back for the U-S because it wants to use Turkey as northern front for its war with Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ankara, Turkey]


Turkey's government had initially approved a deal let to U-S troops use the country as a launch pad for attack, but the decision was overturned by a constitutional challenge.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We certainly had hoped for a favourable]

((We certainly had hoped for a favorable decision by the Parliament but the United States is still a friend of Turkey))
[SUPER=01-W. Robert Pearson/U. S. Ambassador to Turkey]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=is still a friend of turkey]
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[VO-NAT]


Most people in Turkey don't want a war on their door steps.
Turkey's parliament could take up the matter again. The prime minister is leaving open the possibility that the government would submit a revised proposal.
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[2-Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


A small plane crash in Leesburg killed three people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Leesburg]


The F-A-A says the plane has just been cleared for landing at the Leesburg Executive airport when it went down in a residential area.
No one on the ground was hurt. But several homes had to be evacuated for several hours as a precaution.
The National Transportation Safety Board says it will be at least five days before it knows what caused the crash. Officials say they are looking into weather as a possible factor.
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[11Piney-Branch]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC-1:59:33]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]

Flooding washed out the only road in and out of one Bedford County community last week. And while everyone agrees that something needs to be done - the issue of who is responsible seems to be a drenched in controversy. Justin McLeod has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Betty Nevills/Resident; :07]
[SUPER=01-Del Sprinkel/Resident; :31]
[SUPER=@justin1; :46 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Tim Andrews/Resident; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Bedford County]

((((NAT SOUND OF RESIDENT ANGRY))
The people you see here are angry and frustrated.
[SOT 19:30:37]
[IN Q=I want to stop]

((BETTY NEVILLS/RESIDENT: I WANT TO STOP WALKING MYSELF TO DEATH. IT'S HARD I WILL BE 70 IN TWO WEEKS.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=in two weeks]


The problem began a week ago here at the Oakcrest Hill subdivision in Shady Grove.
Residents lost their only access when a section of Piney Branch Road began to collapse last Saturday. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF WALKING AT 20:00:02))
They can now only get in and out through a narrow walking path.
[SOT 19:29:03]
[IN Q=My wife and I]

((DEL SPRINKEL/RESIDENT: MY WIFE AND I WALK A 1/2 MILE UP HILL. WE JUST MOVED INTO THE COMMUNITY IN NOVEMBER AND SO THAT WALK GETS TO BE A LITTLE TIRING.))
[Runs= 09]
[OUT Q=a little tiring]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF MEETING))
Many of his neighbors feel the same way.
So Saturday more than fifty residents gathered to discuss their options.
[SOT 20:16:04]
[IN Q=Residents have been told]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN TOLD IT COULD COST ANYWHERE BETWEEN 11 AND 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FIX ALL OF THIS AND SO FAR THE COUNTY SAYS IT CANNOT HELP SO MOST LIKELY THE RESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO PICK UP THE TAB SO THEY'RE HOPING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL STEP IN TO HELP.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=in to help]

((NAT SOUND OF SUPERVISOR SPEAKING))
County leaders say the county cannot spend public money on a private road.
But residents are encouraged by Governor Warner's recent request for federal disaster assistance.
[SOT 19:26:48]
[IN Q=We're waiting to see]

((TIM ANDREWS/RESIDENT: WE'RE WAITING TO SEE IF THIS STATE EMERGENCY APPLICATION GOES THROUGH, IF IT DOES WE'RE HOPING BEDFORD COUNTY IS INCLUDED WITH THAT.))
[Runs= 09]
[OUT Q=included with that]

((NAT SOUND OF ANGRY RESIDENT))
Some believe that will take too long and say the only solution is to do the work themselves.
In the end however, residents came to no clear consensus on what should be done proving the road to recovery will probably be a long one.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Bedford County.))

[11Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC-48:56]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

One place many people turn to for help after such disasters is the American Red Cross.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Since last weekend's floods, the Red Cross has helped more than 200 people.
The organization has already spent more than 100-thousand dollars and expects to spend another two thousand dollars before it's all done.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 32:22]
[IN Q=Some folks come in]

((AMY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: SOME FOLKS COME IN AND THEY JUST NEED FOOD ASSISTANCE, SOME FOLKS IN AND HAVE LOST EVERYTHING IN THEIR HOMES SO WE'RE PROVIDING A WIDE ARRAY OF THINGS DEPENDING ON THEIR NEEDS.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Whittaker/American Red Cross]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=on their needs]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


A temporary service center has been set up at Ridgewood Baptist Church in Roanoke.
The Red Cross will make house calls to help those who cannot leave their homes.
Yesterday volunteers visited a woman who injured her back after falling down the stairs during the flood.
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[11MDA-Show]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC-15:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Dozens of cars are on display in Roanoke this weekend to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]


The 23rd annual M-D-A car show is taking place at the Roanoke Civic Center.
This year's show features nearly a hundred cars ranging from big to small, to old and new.
Money raised from this event helps fund programs for people in southwest Virginia who suffer from Muscular Dystrophy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:09:23]
[IN Q=It's been devestating]

((PAT SCHULZ/MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY PATIENT: IT'S BEEN DEVASTATING TO KNOW THAT HOW IT'S AFFECTED ME AND EVERYTHING WITH THE DIFFERENT STAGES YOU GO THROUGH, IT'S SIMILAR LIKE TO A DEATH.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Schulz/Muscular Dystrophy Patient;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=like to a death]
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[VO-NAT]


Locally, the association has raised more than a half million dollars from this car show.
The show continues today from 10 to five.
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[wx next]

[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] he's putting his talents to the test to improve lifestyles overseas
[ANCHOR=Brent]

coming up
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[VO-NAT]

meet a man who is rebuilding Afghanistan one brick at a time.
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[LOTTO] [BREAK]

[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun-AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile 6 51:54 ]
[GRAPHIC=N7 Sun AM FS Wx Mon]


A man from Botetourt County is playing a role in rebuilding Afghanistan.
Steve Rossi in an engineer who owns construction and concrete companies.
Now he's bringing his skills to Afghanistan to help its citizens make a new start.
Marya Jones has his story in this week's Virginia Profile.

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[VA-Profile]


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(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Far from his]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Rossi/Builder; :21]
[SUPER=@marya1; ]



[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke.]



((Far from his Southeast Roanoke concrete plant, Steve Rossi has his work cut out for him.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 48:59]

((NATS of Rossi showing bombed out apartment photo: PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN HERE. THAT'S WHAT'S LEFT.))
[RUNS= :03]


The civil engineer hopes to rebuild water systems and sewers in Afghanistan, where millions of people are living without them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:16 ]

(( IT WAS PROBABLY 10 TIMES WORSE THAN WHAT I THOUGHT. IT'S LIKE A MAD MAX MOVIE. CAN YOU IMAGINE A CITY... A HUGE CITY -- THREE AND A HALF MILLION PEOPLE -- YOU CAN'T FIND A BUILDING WITH A ROOF ON IT.))
[RUNS= :14]


Rossi traveled to Afghanistan in the fall ... and made a presentation to its government on how to start rebuilding.
He delivered part of his four-hour speech in the Afghan language of Dari.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 31:38]

(( I WROTE IT OUT PHONETICALLY BECAUSE I COULDN'T REMEMBER ALL THOSE WORDS. ))
[RUNS= :04]


The government was so impressed with his ideas, it gave him a factory where he can start producing concrete to rebuild sewer and water systems.
But it may take several months before he can get things running.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:22]

(( I THINK AFGHANISTAN IS A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY. MY BIGGEST FEAR IS THAT WE FREED THE COUNTRY AND WE'RE OVER THERE AND DON'T DO SOMETHING AND DO SOMETHING FAST. ))
[RUNS= :12]


Rossi spent only two weeks in Afghanistan, but he says he says the pro-American sentiment there made a lasting impression.
So did a disabled beggar boy to whom he gave roughly 200 U-S dollars.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 28:28]

((10 MILLION AFGHANI DOLLARS... YOU CAN PROBABLY BUY A HOUSE, IT'S 5 YEARS INCOME TO AN AVERAGE AFGHAN. SO AT LEAST I HELPED ONE POOR BOY. ))
[RUNS= :15]


It will be a lot harder to help improve conditions for millions of other Afghans ... but Rossi says he's going to try.
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke.))
[BRENT TO DESK DURING PKG]

[Clarification]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sunday-AM]
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A clarification on last week's profile of "Bumper" Morgan. Court records show James Bumbry, the Second was convicted of "brandishing a firearm"- -that is: pointing it at Deputy Morgan. He was not charged with actually shooting at him. As far as we know, the gun was not fired.

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[BOTH MICS HOT] Still to come in sports - Joe Nemecheck comes out on top of the Sam's town 300 -
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but
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several drivers did a "bang up" job on the track. We have highlights just ahead.
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[2BIRTHDAYS!]
Monday 3/3/03
Pictures

[SUPER=130-/Kristin Boyd/Roanoke;]



[SUPER=130-/Jessica Howe/Roanoke;]



[SUPER=130-57/Sparky Rigney/Callands;]



[SUPER=130-10/Tyler Honaker/Frankford, WV;]



[SUPER=130-12/Matt Johnson/Salem;]


Anniversary
[SUPER=130-60/Dan and Iris Sayers/Radford;]



[SUPER=130-6/Mattie Jo Helms/;]



Next two pictures twins!
[SUPER=130-38/Connie Stamper/Galax;]



[SUPER=130-38/Bonnie McKnight/Galax;]





[SUPER=130-12/Daniel Graham/Salem;]


No pictures

[SUPER=131-73/Bessie Starkie/Fieldale;]



[SUPER=131-40/Terry Wayne Craig/Bassett;]



[SUPER=131-/Michael Trent/Lynch Station;]



[SUPER=131-/Virginia Lane/Roanoke;]



[SUPER=131-/Elaine Gray/Cana;]

[SUPER=131-/Steve Rawlings/Blacksburg]