[Open-Heads]

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[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Rescue crews continue searching this morning for several people whose boat may have capsized in the New River.
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[vo-nat] It's the day the music died - on Broadway at least. Musicians are on strike - and actors refuse to cross lines. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Giles-Rescue]


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


Search and rescue crews in Giles County are heading back to the New River this morning - looking for several people believed to be on a boat that apparently turned over last night.
Police say two to three men were seen getting on board the boat at the boat landing. The boaters were apparently supposed to get out at Ripplemead bridge near Pearisburg.
Crews searched the scene from six until about ten thirty with the help of a state police helicopter and took up the search again this morning at seven.

[Koppel-Iraq]


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

[****ANCHOR TAG****]
The U-S and its Allies are trying to convince the U-N security council to pass a new resolution giving Iraq until March 17th to disarm.
But as Andrea Koppel reports that has not been easy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm asking the secretariat]
[SUPER=01-Jack Straw/British Foreign Secretary; :00]
[SUPER=01-Luis Ernesto Derbez/Mexican Foreign Minister; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Dominique de Villepin/French Foreign Minister; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/U.S. Secretary Of State; 1;41]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=STOPPED BY HIS MACHINISTS]

[NOT STANDARD OUT!!!!!!!] ((I'M ASKING THE SECRETARIAT TO CIRCULATE AN AMENDMENT WHICH WE ARE TABLING ...." A final flurry of late night meetings Thursday and early Friday morning sealed what administration sources tell CNN -- was a British idea from start to finish. A last ditch effort to not only build consensus in the security council ahead of next week's vote, but also to give embattled British Prime Minister Tony Blair whose gov't is in jeopardy of falling -- ammunition back home -- proof positive, said one US official -- Blair went the "extra mile" to avoid war.
"THERE IS ONLY ONE POSSIBLE, SENSIBLE CONCLUSION THAT WE CAN DRAW: WE HAVE TO INCREASE THE PRESSURE ON SADDAM HUSSEIN."
The British amendment also provides potential wiggle room for undecided countries like Chile and Mexico -- whose governments have pushed to give inspectors more time --and whose votes would be essential to pass the resolution.
"I WILL HAVE TO ANALYZE ...THIS IS SOMETHING WE WILL HAVE TO BRING BACK TO THE PRESIDENT."
But for France, Russia and China -- three permanent members with veto power -- the ten day reprieve didn't seem to change minds.
"WE WON'T ACCEPT NEW RESOLUTION. WE HEARD VERY CLOSELY MY BRITISH COLLEAGUE EXPRESSING THE NEW AMENDMENT THEY HAVE FOR THEIR REOSLUTION AND WE'VE SAID THAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY ULTIMATUM."
It is shaping up to be a high-stakes diplomatic dare.
"NOW IT IS TIME FOR THE COUNCIL TO TELL SADDAM THAT THE CLOCK HAS NOT BEEN STOPPED BY HIS MACHINATIONS))
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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That was Andrea Koppel reporting.

[11Dale-Davis]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC35:23]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Military analyst Dale Davis says it's possible hostilities could break in the region even before the March 17th deadline. In an interview from Kuwait last night, the middle east expert from Virginia Military Institute says the war will most likely NOT begin until the U-N Security Council considers a revised resolution.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 32:25]
[IN Q=But it's likely]

((BUT IT'S LIKELY THAT IF THAT RESOLUTION IS NOT PASSED, THERE'S NO REASON THE ADMINISTRATION WOULD WAIT LONGER THAN THE END OF NEXT WEEK TO MOVE FORWARD WITH MILITARY OPERATIONS. THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT PREPARATIONS ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY. WE HAVE REPORTS OF U.S. MILITARY CUTTING 7 WIDE GAPS IN THE ELECTRIC FENCE AT THE DMZ AND REDUCING THE OBSTACLES.))
[SUPER=01-Dale Davis/VMI Director of International Programs;]
[RUNS=35]
[OUT Q=reducing the obstacles.]
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[VO-NAT]

Davis believes it's still possible Turkey will allow U-S forces to mount a campaign against Iraq from the North.
He sees signs that the Turkish military is quietly clearing the way for troops and material to enter the country, expecting that the Turkish Parliament will still approve such a deployment.
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[VOB-Broadway]


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


The show won't go on on Broadway this weekend. A musician strike has shut down almost every musical.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


Hundreds of musicians hit the picket line Friday --upset that producers want to eliminate the minimum number of musicians required for each show.
They says producer demands could lead to the end of live music at Broadway shows.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They say they want artistic control]

((THEY SAY THEY WANT ARTISTIC CONTROL. THEY SAY BE GETTING ARTISTIC CONTROL THEY HAVE TO ABOLISH THE MINIMUM))
[SUPER=01-Steve Marsulo/Striking Musician]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=the ]
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[VO-NAT]


Producers say forced minimums sometimes leave paid musicians sitting on the sidelines at smaller shows.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Broadway is under attack]

((BROADWAY IS UNDER ATTACK BY 320 PEOPLE WHO HAVE SOUGHT TO SHUT IT DOWN TO PUNISH THE CITY AND THE REST OF THE INDUSTRY))
[SUPER=01-Jed Bernstein/Theaters & Producers Spokesperson]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=rest of the industry]
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[VO-NAT]


At this point, it's unclear when negotiations will resume. The last time Broadway musicians went on strike was in 19-75. The strike lasted for nearly a month.
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[11Robots]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC1:45:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Athletes aren't the only one's showing off skills in tournaments this weekend - Some are strutting their stuff in the fields of science and technology.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


This week, robots have invaded the Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.
61 teams, including several from central and western Virginia are competing for bragging rights and scholarships.

Some from our area have also learned to adjust.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It was originally called]

((TYLER CASSIDY/GALILEO MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL: IT WAS ORIGINALLY CALLED DOZER, BUT THAT'S WHEN IT HAD A LOT MORE ARMOR ON IT. WE WERE ABOUT FIFTY POUNDS OVERWEIGHT SO WE HAD TO SATRIP IT DOWN A LOT.)) ((MIKE ALLEY/PULASKI CO. HIGH SCHOOL: SO FAR, WE'VE HAD SEVERAL SETBACKS WITH THE ROBOT HERE AND THERE, BUT WE'VE ALL RESPONDED TO IT AND AS A TEAM, EVERYBODY'S BEEN DOING GREAT.))
[SUPER=01-Tyler Cassidy/Galileo Magnet High School; :03]
[SUPER=01-Mike Alley/Pulaski Co. High School; :08]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=everybody's been doing great.]
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[VO-NAT]


After playing five matches, a team from South Boston is ranked second. The competition continues today, with top performers moving on to the national championship next month in Houston.
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[11Smallpox-Vaccine]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Smallpox]


The Virginia health worker who had an adverse reaction to the smallpox vaccine is on the road to recovery.
The Department of Health says the worker is no longer experiencing symptoms, like headache, fever and a rash.
The patient developed the reaction nine days after receiving the smallpox vaccine last month.

[Cycles-Exhibit]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Weekend]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off 2 TC 2:03:14]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off FS WX Cntr Monitor]


With spring just around the corner, you may be noticing a change in your energy level. So, what other internal functions are shifting with the seasons? In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young takes us to the Science Museum to learn about the science of natural timing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You already know the earth's rotation on its axis...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stuart Hill/Science Museum Executive Director; :17]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=STD]


((You already know the earth's rotation on its axis determines what we consider one day. But did you know, our relationship with celestial cycles decides a whole lot more than how many hours of daylight we'll have? The Time Of Your Life exhibit explains the connection.
[SOT 2:24:32-2:24:50]
[IN Q=It looks at all aspects of time...]

((STUART HILL/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SCIENCE MUSEUM: IT LOOKS AT ALL ASPECTS OF TIME AND BIOLOGY AND JUST SCIENCE IN GENERAL, EXPLORES BIOLOGICAL CLOCKS, HOW TIMING IS USED IN OUR BODIES TO CONTROL HORMONES, SLEEP CYCLES AND JUST, ALL SORTS OF THINGS.))
[RUNS= :18]
[OUT Q=all sorts of things.]

Humans aren't the only ones affected. Look to Linnaeus' Garden to see how plants can help us tell time.
[SOT 2:26:12-1:26:34]
[IN Q=He would plant his garden...]

((STUART: HE WOULD PLANT HIS GARDEN WITH DIFFERENT FLOWERS THAT WOULD BLOOM AT A PARTICULAR TIME OF DAY AND YOU COULD ACTUALLY USE THIS VARIETY OF FLOWERS AS YOUR CLOCK. AT 8 A.M. THE SCARLETT PIMPERNEL WOULD BLOOM, 9 A.M. THE DANDELION WILL OPEN, 10 A.M. THE MORNING GLORY WILL OPEN, JUST LIKE THAT, AROUND THE CLOCK.))
[RUNS= :22]
[OUT Q=just like that, around the clock.]

Or test your energy level and find out why early evening is the best time for physical activity.
[SOT 2:31:03-2:31:10]
[IN Q=This will allow you to measure...]

((STUART: THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO MEASURE YOUR HEART RATE AND SEE HOW IT CHANGES AS YOU EXERCISE.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=changes as you exercise.]

The cycles explain everything from what causes irregular heartbeats to why migraine headaches are more likely to strike in the morning. Hill says the exhibit appeals to everyone, regardless of what stage of the life cycle they're in.
[SOT 2:24:57-2:25:15]
[IN Q=This is a very hands-on exhibit...]

((STUART: THIS IS A VERY HANDS-ON EXHIBIT. FAMILIES CAN WORK TOGETHER, THERE ARE SOME GAME ASPECT, BUTTONS TO PUSH, LIGHTS THAT LIGHT UP AND ALL SORTS OF SOUNDS. IT'S DEFINATELY A FAMILY EXHIBIT.))
[RUNS=: 17]
[OUT Q=definately a family exhibit.]

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

[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS] For more information about the Time Of Your LIfe exhibit, log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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[Sports-Tease]


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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up in sports - The Higlanders put the heat on the Flames - Hightlights on that game are just ahead -
[ANCHOR=BRENT]

And
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[VO-NAT]


The Express comes from behind to derail the Renegades.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning......
A joint U-S and British resulution to the U-N would give Iraq just over a week to comply with their demands, or face military action.
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Plus, a federal court dismisses a lawsuit trying to stop Virginia schools from saying the pledge of allegiance.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Lawerence-Iraq]


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


The U-S is hoping to get support for a new U-N resolution on Iraq. The resolution would give Saddam Hussein until March 17th to disarm or face war.
Chris Lawerence has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=On television sets in Baghdad]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mohammad Al-Adhami/Iraqi Parliament Member; :10]
[SUPER=01-Hans Blix/Chief U. N. Weapons Inspector; :23]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/CBS News; :49]
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/U. S. Secretary of State; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Dominique De Villepin/French Foreign Minister; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=chris lawrence, cbs news kuwait.]

((ON TELEVISON SETS IN BAGHDAD IRAQIS WATCHED CHIEF U.N. WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX DELIVER A CRUCIAL REPORT TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL.
(SOT: MOHAMMAD AL-ADHAMI/IRAQI PARLIAMENT MEMBER)

"I found the report to be objective and positive, and showed that Iraq is cooperating actively." BLIX SAID IRAQ HAS BEEN PROACTIVE AND CRITICIZED THE U-S FOR WITHOLDING INTELLIGENCE.
(SOT: HANS BLIX/CHIEF U.N. WEAPONS INSPECTOR) - 10:49:59

"I would rather have twice the amount of high-quality information about sites to inspect than twice the number of inspectors." BUT THOSE INSPECTORS STILL CANT TELL IF IRAQ HAS DESTROYED ALL ITS SUPPLIES INCLUDING ANTHRAX AND NERVE GAS.
(NAT TROOPS)

AMERICAN TROOPS HAVE BEEN TRAINING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AGAINST A CHEMICAL ATTACK NOT KNOWING WHEN OR IF THEYD BE ORDERED INTO BATTLE.
(CHRIS LAWRENCE/KUWAIT)

With the date of war constantly changing, the troops have to just block it out and concentrate on the training at hand. BUT THAT TRAINING MAY BE APPROACHING ITS END AFTER THE U-S AND BRITAIN PROPOSED A RESOLUTION THAT GIVES IRAQ JUST TEN DAYS TO COMPLY.
(SOT: COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE) - 14:10:25

"It's the presence of military force that is causing Iraqi compliance. We've got to keep that pressure up." BUT FRANCE REJECTED ANY DEADLINE.
(SOT: DOMINIQUE DE VILLEPIN/FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER)

"We cannot accept an ultimatum as long as inspectors are reporting cooperation." EVEN IF THE RESOLUTION FAILS THERE ARE SIGNS THE U-S WOULD ATTACK ANYWAY. HOLES HAVE ALREADY BEEN CUT INTO THE ELECTRIC FENCE THAT SEPARATES KUWAIT FROM IRAQ AND AMERICAN TROOPS COULD SOON BE STORMING THROUGH. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS KUWAIT.))

[Unemployment]


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

The unemployment rate is on the rise.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE 100ESSC FS] Last month, companies cut more than 300-thousand jobs - sending the jobless rate up 5-point-8 percent.
The U-S economy hasn't lost this many jobs since the immediate aftermath of 9-11.
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[11Emergency-Landing]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC14:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Coast Guard plane made an emergency landing at Roanoke Regional Airport last night due to engine problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

F-A-A officials say the plane landed safely after shutting down one of its engines shortly after six o'clock. The C-130 is a large aircraft used for transport. No word on where the plane was from or where it was headed.
The emergency landing caused only minor delays at the airport.
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[11Pedestrian-Hit]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC46:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A pedestrian hit yesterday in Salem is in stable condition this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday]


It happened just before five last night at the intersection of Apperson Drive and Route 419.
Salem Police say 20-year old Caleb Dawson was crossing the road heading toward Sheetz when he was struck by a van heading west.
The victim had several lacerations to the head and was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he is is in stable condition.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=None]


Police say no charges will be filed.

[2-Giles-Rescue]


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

Rescue crews in Giles County are continuing a search this morning for several people believed to be on a boat that apparently capsized in the New River last night.
Police say two to three men were seen getting on board the boat at the boat landing. The boaters were apparently supposed to get out at Ripplemead bridge near Pearisburg.
Crews searched the scene from six until about ten thirty with the help of a state police helicopter and took up the search again this morning at seven.

[11Pledge-Ruling]


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

A FEDERAL court backed Virginia's law requiring the daily recitation of the pledge of allegience in schools. The federal district judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Loudon County man challenging the pledge
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]

and the display of the national motto, "In God We Trust.''
The judge says the law does not have a religious purpose because its aim is to "foster democracy.''
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[Broadway]


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


A musician strike brings down the curtain on Broadway.
At least 18 shows are now on hold.
As Dave Browde reports the strike is over minimum size requirements for orchestras.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=On the great white way]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Marsulo/Striking Musician; :39]
[SUPER=01-Jed Bernstein/Theaters & Producers Spokesperson; :52]
[SUPER=01-Dave Browde/CBS News; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=cbs news, new york]

((on the great white way, it's the day the music died. VIRTUALLY EVERY MUSICAL ON BROADWAY is SHUT DOWN --because ACTORS AND STAGEHANDS have REFUSED TO CROSS THE PICKET LINES OF STRIKING MUSICIANS.
BROADWAY PRODUCERS SAY TICKET HOLDERS CAN GET REFUNDS AT THE LOCATION THEY BOUGHT THEIR TICKETS. BUT FOR MANY WHO MAY HAVE WAITED MONTHS for tickets...its' their favorite show... and not money that they ARE LOOKING FOR.

SOT: MOS

"ITS OUR ANNUAL TRIP TO NY, 3 BIRTHDAYS IN MARCH, WE DO THIS EVERY YEAR AND ITS RUINED SO I'M NOT HAPPY."
All but one musical went dark and WILL LIKELY STAY CLOSED THROUGH THE WEEKEND. the critical issue separating producers and the striking artists: THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF MUSICIANS REQUIRED FOR EACH SHOW.

SOT: STEVE MARSULO/STRIKING MUSICIAN

"producer say they want artistic control, but cutting minimum's won't do that"
PRODUCERS SAY THE FORCED MINIMUMS SOMETIMES LEAVE PAID MUSICIANS SITTING ON THE SIDELINES AT SMALLER SHOWS.

SOT: Jed Bernstein/Theaters & Producers Spokesperson

"BROADWAY IS UNDER ATTACK BY 320 PEOPLE WHO HAVE SOUGHT TO SHUT IT DOWN TO PUNISH THE CITY AND THE REST OF THE INDUSTRY."
SHOW MANAGERS HAD BEEN PLANNING TO USE TAPED SONGS OR SO-CALLED VIRTUAL ORCHESTRAS IN THE EVENT OF A WALKOUT...BUT when ACTORS AND STAGEHANDS REFUSED TO CROSS PICKET LINES - those plans no longer mattered.

(STANDUP)


THE SHOW "CABARET" has become the hottest - indeed the only musical in town - it has a separate union contract. DRAMAS ARE ALSO STILL OPEN. ... and are expected to sell out - because they're the only shows left in town. D.B., CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))


[11Greenhouse]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC1:30:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Our reward for a tough winter may be a Spring in bloom.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Local nurseries hope that all the wet weather will improve growing conditions. Tyler Palmer, owner of Obenchain's Garden Center, says
[SUPER=04-July;]

last year was the worst he's ever seen thanks to the extended drought and water restrictions. His employees are now watering, planting, and organizing inventory for this season's sales.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:14:27]
[IN Q=CUSTOMERS]

((TYLER PALMER/OBENCHAIN'S GARDEN AND NURSERY CENTER; CUSTOMERS WE'VE TALKED TO ARE EXCITED FOR THE SEASON, THE RAINS AND THE SNOW HAVE HELPED THEY'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK IN THEIR GARDENING BECAUSE IT WAS CUT SHORT LAST YEAR. ))
[SUPER=01-Tyler Palmer/Obenchain's Garden and Nursery Center;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=LAST YEAR]
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[VO-NAT]

This season is expected to be normal or better than average. Some gardeners will begin coming to the nursery in late March while the busiest time of the year is early May and on into June.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up in today's movie review - a lonely guy meets a woman on the internet -
[ANCHOR=Brent]

BUT
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[VO-NAT]

does he find a new love - or realize Love was right in front of him all along ?
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[LOTTO] [BREAK]

[Business-Review]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=Biz Review TC 23:57]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]

What's ahead for the media in America and big rig blues. Rachel Cannon has those stories and more in this week's Business Review.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :04]
[SUPER=03-Elliston; :29]
[SUPER=01-Bob Crouse/Trucking Company Owner; :46]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :59]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]


(([MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] This week in review...
[TAPE#=02-50 TC1:40:55]

The Federal Communications Commission is considering some sweeping changes when it comes to ownership rules of radio, television and newspapers. This summer they're expected to revise regulations that prevent a company from owning a large concentration of media in one market. FCC members say they are committed to retaining localism, diversity and competition in media. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC1:16:45]

A long time trucking company in our area is on the verge of bankruptcy in large part to fuel prices. Houston Motor Express has been operating in our area since 19-73. Owner Bob Crouse says diesel from a local supplier went up from 1-34 to 1-64 in a month.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:25:16]
[IN Q=it is a ]

((BOB CROUSE/TRUCKING COMPANY OWNER; IT IS A NIGHTMARE, I'D LIKE TO PUT A NIGHTMARE, I WISH THAT PEOPLE KNEW AND WOULD UNDERSTAND WHAT IT TOOK TO GET A SIMPLE LOAD OF THEIR FREIGHT FROM HERE TO OHIO.))
[OUT Q=OHIO]

[INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC25:26]

The D-Day Memorial is paying its way out of bankruptcy court. Officials say they've come to an agreement with creditors that will settle debts in full over a five-year period. All debt, including operational expenses, is about 4.1 million dollars. For News 7m I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))




[2-Sp-Tease]


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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up in sports -
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[VO-NAT]

The Salem Civic Center rolls out the welcome mat for group A and two-A teams -
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[ bump]
[Break #6]



[Profile-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Brent 2 shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=Profile]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Roanoke Symphony is about to strike a major milestone.
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[SOT 13:41]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF DAVID PLAYING]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF DAVID PLAYING]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


On March 31st, the symphony will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
To mark the occassion, the symphony will perform at the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium.
It will be exactly fifty years to the day the symphony began playing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:51]
[IN Q=We are so excited]

((DAVID WILEY/MUSIC DIRECTOR: WE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT. THIS TRULY IS A MOMENUTAL EVENT FOR THE ROANOKE SYMPHONY AND CHORUS AND FOR OUR ENTIRE REGION. THERE ARE NOT MANY REGIONAL ORCHESTRAS THAT CAN SAY THEY'VE ACHIEVED FIFTY YEARS OLD.))
[SUPER=01-David Wiley/Music Director]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=fifty years old]
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[VO-NAT]


The anniversary program will include several selections from the orchestra's very first performance in 1953.
Several special guests are also scheduled to appear.
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[TAKE PROFILE PROMO FS]
We'll tell you about that and more about the history of the Roanoke Symphony tomorrow on News 7 Sunday morning. (------------)