[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

[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=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A member of Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors defends its decision to eliminate affirmative action.
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And as President Bush talks about war with Iraq, he speaks of peace in Israel. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[11Tech-Policy]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC1:58:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It's been a boiling pot of controversy all week. Now, a member of Virginia Tech's board of visitors is speaking out about the decision to eliminate affirmative action.

New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=pulaski attorney]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski; :00]
[SUPER=01-T. Rodman Layman/Virginia Tech Board of Visitors; :08]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :26]
[SUPER=@Myranda1; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=News 7, Blacksburg.]

((Pulaski attorney, T-Rodman Layman took part in Monday's vote--a vote that has created a wave of controversy.
[SOT 46:26]

[RUNS15] ((CERTAINLY VIRGINIA TECH WANTS TO BE A DIVERSE CAMPUS AND WE WANT TO ASSIST THEM AND ACCOMODATE THAT 46:37 IT'S JUST THAT WE'RE FOLLOWING THE ADVICE OF OUR LAWYER 46:41)) Layman say the board was NOT pressured to eliminate affirmative action from its admissions and hiring policies, but it didn't want to go against state and federal laws.
[SOT 44:08]

[RUNS20] (( AND THE STATE LAW PROVIDES THAT ALL STATE AGENCIES HAVE AS THEIR ATTORNEY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE AND IN FACT WE'RE BOUND TO INTERPRET THE LAW AS THEY TELL US IT SHOULD BE INTERPRETED 44:28)) Layman would not comment on why the board did NOT open the issue for discussion. It's decision has gotten a heap of criticism from students, faculty and even Governor Mark Warner, who says the board acted prematurely.
[SOT 51:16]

[RUNS:14] (( THE BOV WANTS TO PROMOTE THE UNVIERSITY IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE AND WE WANT, IT'S CERTAINLY OUR DESIRE TO BE ON THE SAME PAGE WITH BOTH THE GOVERNOR AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IF POSSIBLE 51:30)) Layman says the matter could be revisited after the Supreme Court's decision in a case concerning the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy. But, until then, the policy will remain as is. And during that time, the board can expect even more opposition from groups like the Student Government Association which says it will consider legal action against the university if the policy isn't changed. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Blacksburg.))
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[China-Pres]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=sat a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


There's a new president in China.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]


The National People's Congress elected Hu Jintao (Hoo Jin-tow) to the top job Saturday in Beijing.
The 60-year-old will replace outgoing leader Jiang Zemin (Jiang Zuh-MEEN).
Jiang has been at China's helm since 1993.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


A summit this weekend may be the last chance for a diplomatic solution before war with Iraq.
With efforts in the U-N failing, President Bush will meet the leaders of Britain and Spain in the Azores (AY-zores) Sunday.
Bush says he's exhausting all options before a possible military strike.
Bill Plante has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The summit]
[SUPER=03-Iraq-Kuwait Border; 00]
[SUPER=01-Condoleezza Rice/National Security Advisor; :14]
[SUPER=01-Tony Blair/British Prime Minister; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=BP, CBS News]

((THE SUMMIT IN THE AZORES IS A LAST-MINUTE ATTEMPT TO HEAD OFF WHAT LOOKS TO BE AN EMBARASSING DEFEAT AT THE UNITED NATIONS FOR THE RESOLUTION --BACK BY THE U.S.,BRITIAN AND SPAIN--WHICH WOULD AUTHORIZE WAR ON IRAQ.


(VO)


AS U.S. AND BRITISH TROOPS SIT ASTRIDE THE IRAQ/KWAIT BORDER AWAITING THE ORDER TO ATTACK, THE PRESIDENT AND THE BRITISH AND SPANISH PRIME MINISTERS WILL DECIDE WHETHER THE RESOLUTION CAN BE SALVAGED OR SIMPLY BE WITHDRAWN.

(SOT RICE)


It is time to come to a conclusion that says to Saddam Hussein, it is time for you to disarm or be disarmed.

(VO GFX)


THE PRESIDENT RETURNS SUNDAY EVENING. THE U.N. RESOLUTION IS EXPECTED TO BE VOTED ON OR WITHDRAWN BY TUESDAY. UNLESS THERE IS A NEW EXTENSION OF THE DEADLINE, MR. BUSH WILL THEN TELL THE NATION AND THE WORLD THAT HE IS ISSUING AN ULTIMATUM TO IRAQ: DISARMAMENT OR WAR. (END GFX)

(VO)


AFTER A WEEK IN WHICH HE WAS LARGELY OUT OF SIGHT, THE PRESIDENT EMERGED TODAY TO SAY THAT HE WOULD SOON SET OUT THE LONG-PROMISED ROAD MAP FOR PEACE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS.

(SOT BUSH)


We beleive that all people in the Middle East -- Arab and Israeli alike -- deserve to live in dignity, under free and honest governments.

(VO)


THE WHITE HOUSE DENIED ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN THE MIDDLE EAST ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE EFFORT TO WIN SUPPORT FOR WAR ON IRAQ. BUT IN LONDON, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BLAIR FRANKLY LINKED MIDDLE EAST PEACE EFFORTS TO THE LOOMING WAR.

(SOT BLAIR)


We accept that it is right now that have to say to people that the issue of peace between Palestinians and israelis is as important to us as any other issue to us.))

[Blix-Letter]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=hold]

U-N weapons inspectors are looking over a 20-page letter faxed from Iraq about its chemical and biological weapons programs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]

Hans Blix confirmed that the letter has been received, written in English and Arabic, and is being translated. Earlier this week, Iraq said it would send a report accounting for nerve gas and anthrax stockpiles it claims were destroyed after the 1991 Gulf War. U-N Inspectors say that so far Iraq has not provided enough evidence for this claim.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We are wroking]
[SUPER=01-Hans Blix/Chief U. N. Weapons Inspector;]

((WE ARE WORKING FULL SPEED ON THE WORK PROGRAM, WHICH WE HAVE PROMISED WITH THE SECURITY COUNCIL, AND WE HAVE COMMENTS FROM OUR COMMISSIONERS, AND WE REALIZE THAT TOMORROW AND WE HOPE TO HAVE OUR FIRST DRAFT READY TOMORROW NIGHT, AND AS I PROMISED THE SECURITY COUNCIL, WE WILL HAVE IT VERY EARLY NEXT WEEK))
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=EARLY NEXT WEEK]
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[anchor=Marya]
[ss=none]

As much as one thousand tons of V-X nerve gas and more than twenty-two hundred gallons of anthrax are unaccounted for.
The U-S and Britain maintain that Iraq still has stock piles of the deadly nerve agent, as well as anthrax.


[11Bioterrorism]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC1:34:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Virginia is another step closer to being prepared for a chemical and biological attack.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Seven mobile decontamination facilities are being stationed around the state, including ones in Danville and Roanoke.
If the area was hit by chemical or biological weapons, the facility would be used to decontaminate a large number of people.
The mobile facilities cost 30-thousand dollars and are paid for through federal and state grants.
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[Soldier-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=sat]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The possibility of war hits especially close to home for one father-son duo.
As Joie Chen reports, a North Dakota Senator's vote supporting war means putting his son in harm's way.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Sergeant Brooks]
[SUPER=01-Brooks Johnson/101st Airborne Division; :22]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tim Johnson/(D) South Dakota; :27]
[SUPER=01-Joie Chen/CBS News; 2:00]
[RUNS=2:08]
[OUT Q=JC, CBS News, Washington.]

(((vo)
SERGEANT BROOKS JOHNSON LIKES TO SAY HE'S JUST ONE MORE SOLDIER IN THE ARMY'S 101ST AIRBORNE.
ONE MORE SOLDIER WHO MAY LEAD THE WAY INTO IRAQ.

(natsot) thank you from all of us in the 101st



(vo)


HE IS ALSO ONE OF A KIND. THE ONLY ENLISTED MEMBER OF THE U-S MILITARY WHO HAS A PARENT SERVING IN CONGRESS.

(sot: sgt brooks johnson/u.s. army 101st airborne)


we joke about it in our family, that public service is kind of wired into the genes

(sot: SEN. TIM JOHNSON/D-SOUTH DAKOTA)


he doesnt see this as being more patriotic than someone else, or being a better person than someone else. he sees it as being a difficult job. someone has to do it and he chooses to do it

(vo)


IN THE SENATOR'S GENERATION... FAMILY TIES WERE A WAY TO GET 'OUT' OF COMBAT DUTY.
BROOKS JOHNSON WANTED IN. HE LEFT HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE HIS CAP AND GOWN CEREMONY TO TRAIN FOR THE MARINE RESERVES...
THEN LEFT COLLEGE BECAUSE HE WASN'T SEEING ENOUGH ACTION AS A RESERVIST..AND JOINED THE ARMY.

(sen johnson natsot/with vfw)

he's in kuwait now this is his 4th war in 5 years

(vo)


A FATHER'S PRIDE...AND A SENATOR'S DILEMMA -- BECAUSE ITS HIS VOTE THAT HELPED PUT HIS SON IN HARM'S WAY.
LAST FALL, SENATOR JOHNSON VOTED IN FAVOR OF GIVING PRESIDENT BUSH THE POWER TO SEND THE MILITARY-- INCLUDING BROOKS JOHNSON-- TO WAR IN IRAQ.

(sot: SEN TIM JOHNSON, D-SD/9-26-02)


there is a strong possibility that i may be voting to send my own son into combat certainly one of the most important votes i can cast as a father

(sot: BROOKS JOHNSON)


for my father it is definitely a reality who he's sending off to go to these conflicts

(vo)


SERGEANT JOHNSON KNOWS IT WASN'T AN EASY VOTE TO CAST.
I think uh...mixed feelings perhaps about this vote. i think its a very complicated issue. i think perhaps it gave too much power to one man

(vo)


THAT ONE MAN, OF COURSE, IS THE PRESIDENT...AND ITS A SOLDIER'S JOB TO SERVE HIS COMMANDER IN CHIEF.

(sot: BROOKS JOHNSON)


it was uh george patton who once said you know i'm an american soldier and i fight where i'm told and i win where i fight and that is what we'll continue to do

(vo)


A SENSE OF DUTY ON THE ROAD TO SERVICE. A SOLDIER'S SERGEANT... A SENATOR'S SON. JC CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))

[Tug-McGraw]


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

Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw is hospitalized in Clearwater, Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clearwater, FL]

McGraw is reportedly believed to have a pair of brain tumors. The 58-year old pitcher helped the New York Mets and Phillies win World Series titles. He is currently a special spring training instructor for Philadelphia. McGraw is the father of country music star Tim McGraw.
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[Medweek]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Focus on Health OTS]


Vaccines and SIDS may not be linked afterall. And Christopher Reeve can now breathe a sigh of relief. Melissa McDermott has those health stories and more.

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[start animation]
[runs=04]

[end animation]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=researchers say there ]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=:59]
[OUT Q=standard]

((RESEARCHERS SAY THERE IS NO LINK BETWEEN SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME AND VACCINES GIVEN AT INFANCY.
(take vo)

MANY PARENTS BECAME CONCERNED AFTER RESEARCH IN THE 19-80'S ARGUED THERE WAS A CONNECTION. BUT THIS WEEK'S INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE REPORT REINFORCES OTHER STUDIES THAT SAID THERE IS NO LINK. SCIENTISTS STILL DO NOT KNOW WHAT CAUSES SIDS.

(wipe vo)

THE U-S GOVERNMENT HAS APPROVED THE FIRST CLASS OF AIDS DRUGS. "FUZEON"... A FUSION INHIBITOR... COULD HELP 100-THOUSAND AMERICANS WHO ARE RESISTANT TO OTHER H-I-V TREATMENTS. IT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE ON A LIMITED BASIS LATE THIS MONTH. THE COST?... ABOUT 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR.

(wipe vo)

AND CHRISTOPHER REEVE CAN BREATHE EASIER. IN AN EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE DOCTORS IMPLANTED ELECTRODES IN HIS CHEST TO STRENGTHEN HIS DIAPHRAM MUSCLES. THE ACTOR CAN NOW BREATHE WITHOUT A RESPIRATOR FOR 15 MINUTES AT A TIME. DOCTORS HOPE HE WILL EVENTUALLY BE ABLE TO GET RID OF THE RESPIRATOR COMPLETELY.

(on cam)

AND THOSE ARE SOME OF THIS WEEK'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK. ))

[straight to bump][Antiques-Mall]


[ANCHOR=Brent @ wx center]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off 4 tc 41:20]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off FS WX Monitor]


It used to be you could mail a letter from the quaint brick building on Marion's East Main Street. But today, if there's any postal memorabilia inside, chances are pretty good it's for sale. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young drops a line from the Post Office Antique Mall.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The building that served as Marion's Antique Mall...]
[SUPER=03-Marion;:00]
[SUPER=01-Gilda Dingler/Post Office Antique Mall; :19]
[SUPER=@Shannon1; :54]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=STD]


((The building that served as Marion's post office for more than 60-years was, itself, a kind of special delivery for Gilda Dingler. The antiques dealer was looking for a place to hold a show when she stumbled upon the abandoned landmark and recognized a diamond in the rough.
[SOT 4:35-4:56]
[IN Q=When I first came in...]

((GILDA DINGLER: WHEN I FIRST CAME IN THE PAINT WAS PEELING AND THERE WERE GREEN PLACES, BLUE PLACES, TAN PAINT SPLOTCHES AND RED WHERE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS HAD BEEN. THE MAILBOXES HAD BEEN REMOVED SO THERE WERE GAPING HOLES IN THE WALL BUT AROUND THOSE GAPING HOLES THERE WAS MARBLE.))
[RUNS= :21]
[OUT Q=there was marble.]

Dingler left the exterior of the two-story Colonial alone. Inside, she personalized with a coat of paint and got down to the business of selling nostalgia. While customers can wander most of the ground floor, there is a postage-size surprise up the back stairs.
[SOT (STANDUP) 25:18-25:29]
[IN Q=Gilda lives above the shop...]

((SHANNON YOUNG: GILDA LIVES ABOVE THE SHOP. SHE TURNED WHAT WAS THE EMPLOYEE BREAK ROOM INTO HER LIVING ROOM BUT HAD TO OVERCOME SOME UNIQUE DESIGN FEATURES. WHEN SHE TOOK THE LOCKERS OFF THE WALLS SHE FOUND THE OUTLETS WERE EIGHT FEET UP.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=outlets were eight feet up.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 14:48-14:51]

[***NATS***]
[RUNS= :03]

Some of the oddities, like this door leading to the roof, were welcome while others required creativity to overcome. The bedroom, for example, needed a makeover after the removal of two air conditioning units.
[SOT 7:55-8:13 (UNDER VIDEO)]
[IN Q=And it left this nice large room...]

((GILDA: AND IT LEFT THIS NICE LARGE ROOM BUT THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF WIRES, CONDUITS AND JUNCTION BOXES ON THE WALL SO I HAD TO COVER THOSE WITH FABRICS AND DRAPERIES, AND THINGS LIKE THAT.))
[RUNS= :18]
[OUT Q=and things like that.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 9:26-9:33 (ON CAMERA)]
[IN Q=My mother always said...]

((GILDA DINGLER: MY MOTHER ALWAYS SAID I COULD TAKE NOTHING AND TURN IT INTO SOMETHING AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT I DID HERE.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=I think that's what I did here.]

Dingler is, after all, is a fan of all things old.... so it's only fitting that she should have left her stamp on such an established address. Shannon Young, News 7, Marion.))
(++++++++)
[ANCHOR=Brent @ anchor desk]

[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS] For more information about the Post Office Antique Mall log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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[Wknd-Calendar]


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


[Take full screen calendar board] [Chyron 7157] [4 PAGES]
[STRAIGHT INTO BREAK!!!]

[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[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...... "Baretta" is out on bail - but Actor Robert Blake will face trial for his wife's murder.
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Plus, a piece of Danville history has a new lease on life.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Smart]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=sat]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Salt Lake City is celebrating the return of Elizabeth Smart as she gets re-acquainted with her family.
Meanwhile police are working to fill the gaps in the teenager's ordeal ... and looking at what they could have done differently.
Jennifer Miller has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS celebration]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lois Smart/Mom; :10]
[SUPER=01-Aaron Kennard/Salt Lake City Sheriff; :26]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=Jennifer Miller, CBS News, Salt Lake City.]

((Nats celebration
In the same park where nine months ago family and friends and even strangers prayed for Elizabeth Smart's safety, they celebrated her return.

(SOT: Lois Smart/Mom)


But amid the relief there is realization the Smart families nightmare could have been even worse. Investigators are connecting an attempted burglary at a cousins house to Elizabeths kidnapping.

(Super: Sheriff Aaron Kennard, Salt Lake City)


The break-in was foiled, but authorities are considering whether Brian Mitchell, the man accused of stealing Elizabeth was also targeting her favorite cousin, 18 year old Jessica Wright.

(Super: Sheriff Aaron Kennard, Salt Lake City)


As Mitchell and his wife await charges, officials are releasing new details about Mitchells radical lifesytle. He was a self-proclaimed prophet and polygamist, ex-communicated by the Mormon Church. His ex-wife and daughter say he was controlling and abusive:

(Super: Rebecca Mitchell/Stepdaughter)

He molested me and my siblings for the entire time they were married.
And Mitchells manifesto alludes to a vision he was to take on seven wives - It is possible Elizabeth was chosen to be the first.

(Standup) Tonight Salt Lake Citys mayor is creating a panel to review

how police handled or perhaps mishandled the investigation. Mitchell had been in police in custody in San Diego and Salt Lake City twice during Elizabeth's disappearance. Jennifer Miller, CBS News, Salt Lake City.))


[Blake-Bail]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Robert Blake is out of jail and back home this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


The 69-year-old actor posted one and a half-million dollars bail on a charge of murdering his wife.
Blake's lawyer gave him a ride home from the Los Angeles jail last night, where he was held for 11 months.
He'll be under electronic monitoring at his home as he awaits trial.
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[5Tech-Policy]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=502-03 1:06:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A member of Virginia Tech's board of visitors is speaking out about its decision to change the unversity's discrimination policy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

Pulaski attorney, T-Rodman Layman is one of the board members who voted Monday to eliminate affirmative action from the university's admissions and hiring policies. While Layman says he is NOT a spokesperson for the board, he does defend its actions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 46:26]
[IN Q=CERTAINLY VIRGINIA TECH]

((CERTAINLY VIRGINIA TECH WANTS TO BE A DIVERSE CAMPUS AND WE WANT TO ASSIST THEM AND ACCOMODATE THAT IT'S JUST THAT WE'RE FOLLOWING THE ADVICE OF OUR LAWYER.))
[SUPER=01-T. Rodman Layman/Virginia Tech Board of Visitors;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=OUR LAWYER]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Layman would not comment on why the new policy was NOT open for discussion. In response to Governor Warner's comments against the decision, Layman says, if possible, the board would like to be on the same page with the governor and the attorney general. He says the matter could be revisited after the Supreme Court's decision in a case concerning the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy.
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[11Mansion]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC37:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A piece of Danville's history now has a bright future.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is located in the old Southerlin Mansion.
Recently, the museum upgraded and renovated its annex building to help provide better educational opportunities in the city.
A bequest from the estate of John and Ruby Swanson helped pay for the project.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:25:37]
[IN Q=It's enabling us]

((LYNNE BJARNESEN/DANVILLE MUSEUM: IT'S ENABLING US TO DO MORE PROGRAMS TO DO ALL THE NECESSARY THINGS TO PUBLICIZE TO, TO DO TEACHER'S PACKETS, IT ENABLES US TO DO ALL THE THINGS TO PUT OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Lynne Bjarnesen/Danville Museum]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=educational programs together]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The annex building has been renamed the Swanson Studios.
The public is invited to a dedication ceremony this morning at Eleven.
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[11L'burg-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC1:10:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A federal grant is helping the Lynchburg airport's services take off. It's been more than a decade since regional jets serviced the Lynchburg airport, but -
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Starting in May, Delta A-S-A will upgrade its local fleet on its three daily round-trips to Atlanta.
[SUPER=04-Delta Connection;]


Instead of turbo-prop airplanes, passengers will enjoy faster, more comfortable service on these 50-seat jets.
The money will ensure Delta at least "breaks even" for the first year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:57:27]
[IN Q=We're losing]

((MARK COURTNEY/LYNCHBURG AIRPORT MANAGER: WE'RE LOSING 17 PERCENT OF OUR TRAFFIC TO ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT, AND ROANOKE DOES NOT HAVE A LOW-FARE AIRLINE. AND WE'RE LOSING THEM BECAUSE OF PROBLEMS WITH SEAT AVAILABILITY, AND PROBLEMS WITH FARE DISPARITIES THAT SHOULD NOT BE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Lynchburg Airport Manager]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=should not be.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The regional jet service will start May 4th.
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[6Andrew-Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC54:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The city of Salem is counting on renovations to bring its middle school into the twenty-first century.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

City council yesterday joined members of the school board and a handful of students in breaking ground on a multimillion dollar renovation and expansion at Andrew Lewis Middle School. The construction will add twenty-six classrooms including twelve science labs, a new cafeteria and an updated media center. Officials say the changes are a long time in coming.
(///// SOT at :21 /////)
[SOT 6:26-6:40]
[IN Q=The project's needed very badly...]

((WAYNE TRIPP/SALEM SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THE PROJECT'S NEEDED VERY BADLY. THE BUILDING'S 71 YEARS OLD AND, IN PARTICULAR, OUR SCIENCE CLASSROOMS ARE SOMEWHAT OUTDATED. IT'S A GREAT SCHOOL AND A GREAT PROGRAM BUT THE BUILDING ITSELF HAS OUTLIVED ITS USEFULNESS TO SOME DEGREE.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Tripp/Salem School Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=usefulness to some degree.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :11]

Tripp says the final cost of the project will top 10-million dollars. Salem recently implemented a cigarette tax to help foot the bill. The completed school is expected to be dedicated in Fall 2005.
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[6Greenway]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC31:#0]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The path to school is getting greener -
(------------)
[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Officials and local students are welcoming the completion of a new section of the Murray Run Greenway. Located behind Patrick Henry High School, the bicycle-pedestrian path connects several schools to area parks and destinations. Greenways are designed to get people off the roads and into nature.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:03:59]
[IN Q=many of the]

((MANY OF THE PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARE WALKING THEIR DOGS ON THIS GREENWAY, MANY OF THE KIDS ARE RIDING THEIR MOUNTAIN BIKES ON THE GREENWAY AND USING IT TO GET TO FISHBURN PARK SO THAT KIDS CAN GET THERE WITHOUT BEING DRIVEN BY THEIR PARENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Liz Belcher/Roanoke Valley Greenway Coordinator;]
[RUNS=:15]
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Belcher says 51-greenways are planned for the Valley with 10 or 12 in the process of being built. For this section, much of the work was done by volunteers and construction companies who donated their time and materials.
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Blacksburg's First Night may have seen its last night.
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The town says it will most likely cut the New Year's Eve celebration from next year's budget, to make up for a 45-thousand dollar deficit. Blacksburg's First Night began three years ago, but since then it has been lacking support. In addition to cutting the event, the town may also suspend its quarterly newsletter, About Town, which costs about 30-thousand dollars a year. Council members expect to make a final decision on both activities next month.
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[BOTH MICS HOT] He's a high school student turned C-I-A spy -
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Coming up in today's Movie Review -
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Find out if secret agent Cody Banks should have stayed a secret from movie goers.
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A code blue for a local E-R and growing optimism among gardeners. News 7's Rachel Cannon has those stories in this week's Business Review.
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Emergency personnel fear the sale of the bankrupt R-J Reynolds-Patrick County Hospital will drive their much needed services out of town. They think the emergency room may be eliminated, meaning life threatening longer travel time for critical patients and that ambulance service would suffer.
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((DR. DIANE ROWELL/ER PHYSICIAN; I WOULD THINK THEY WANT TO KEEP THE ER OPEN I WOULD THINK THEY WOULD WANT TO KEEP THE HOSPITAL OPEN FOR THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE THE COMMUNITY NEEDS THE HOSPITAL HERE. ))
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There's hope for a strong bloom at Obenchain's Garden and Nursery Center in Roanoke. Workers are preparing for a busy season thanks to all the rain and snow. Last year, greenery and flowers took a back seat to the drought.
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((TYLER PALMER/OBENCHAIN'S GARDEN & NURSERY CENTER; IT WAS PROBABLY THE WORST YEAR I'VE EVER SEEN BECAUSE WE'D GONE THROUGH TWO TO THREE YEARS OF DRY WEATHER AND THEN THE MAJOR WATER RESTRICTIONS.))
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[FULLSCREEN] Retail sales across the country are down for February. The Commerce Department says they fell 1.6 percent to $304.1 billion after a small gain in January. Officials attribute the numbers to harsh weather and worries about war. For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))



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It's tourney time for two area high schools -
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and the Express heats up the Roundhouse with another win. We have those stories and more coming up in sports.
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V-DOT may decide as early as this week which of two plans to widen Interstate 81 it wants to move ahead with.
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[TAKE 4300 ESSC FS] STAR Solutions and [TAKE 4296 ESSC FS] FLUOR (floor) Virginia have both submitted plans to improve the interstate. [TAKE 4298 ESSC FS] FLUOR's plan calls for tolls for both cars and trucks, [TAKE 4295 ESSC FS] while STAR's only charges trucks. [TAKE 8700 ESSC FS] Roanoke's Chamber of Commerce is holding a meeting Tuesday from 7:30-9 AM to give you a chance to see the plans for yourself - but you don't have to wait that long. [TAKE 9001ESSC FS - SUN AM PROMO GENERIC] Tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning, we will be talking with the driving forces behind both plans to see which you think will build the best bridge to a better interstate.
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And don't forget you can catch all of the ACC final four action right here on your hometown station today
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[TAKE 12998 FS] starting at 1:30 as Wake Forest takes on N-C State. Then stick around at 3:30 as the Tarheels and the Blue Devils duke it out for a chance at the championships.
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