[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... An attempted murder-suicide by the Tacoma, Washington, police chief leaves his wife in critical condition.
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And officials are investigating what caused a man in Roanoke to fall to his death in a silo yesterday. we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[11Worker-Killed]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC-2:22]
[GRAPHIC=none]

There is still no word on what caused a man to fall into a silo yesterday.
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
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It happened around 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Maple Leaf Bakery on Blue Hills Drive. Fire officials say they were called to rescue a 43- year old man who had fallen into a silo. Crews recovered the man's body man around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. The worker's name is not being released pending notification of the family. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, and OSHA is also looking into it.
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[Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Tacoma, Washington's police chief took his own life in an apparent murder-suicide attempt that has left his wife in critical condition. This comes one day after abuse allegations in the couple's divorce case were publicized in media reports. As Angela King tells us, the wife told authorites her husband threatened to kill her weeks before the shooting.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=you could see shock]
[SUPER=03-Gig Harbor, WA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ed Troyer/Pierce Co. Sheriff's Department; :24]
[SUPER=01-Angela King/Reporting; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Steve Cheshire/Resident; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=what more can you say]

((YOU COULD SEE THE SHOCK IN THEIR EYES ... AND HEAR THE DISBELIEF IN THEIR VOICE.
( ... it's too hard)

IT WAS HERE ... IN THIS GIG HARBOR PARKING LOT ...WHERE AUTHORITIES SAY TACOMA POLICE CHIEF ...DAVID BRAME ... SHOT HIS WIFE IN THE HEAD ... THEN TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF. THE TWO WERE SITTING IN THE WIFE'S CAR ... AND THEIR TWO YOUNG CHILDREN ... IN THEIR DAD'S CAR.
(the children were not in the car when the shooting happened ... they were in

close proximity in another vehicle and heard the shots ... and fled the scene .... and unfortunately they were here ... and they know what happened.) THIS SHOOTING COMES JUST ONE DAY AFTER ... CRYSTAL BRAME'S ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE ... WERE PUBLICIZED IN THE MEDIA. THE COUPLE HAD BEEN GOING THROUGH A BITTER DIVORCE. ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS FILED LAST MONTH ... CRYSTAL BRAME ACCUSED HER HUSBAND OF THREATENING HER -- SAYING HE WOULD POINT HIS SERVICE REVOLVER AT HER ... TELLING HER "ACCIDENTS HAPPEN". SHE THEN WENT ON TO SAY ... ONCE SHE THREATENED HIM WITH DIVORCE ... HE TOLD HER QUOTE ... " HE WOULD KILL ME FIRST " BEFORE SHE WOULD GET ANY OF HIS DEFERRED COMPENSATION." AN ALLEGATION THE CHIEF DENIED ... IN COURT PAPERS FILED JUST THREE WEEKS AGO. BUT TODAY ... IN GIG HARBOR ... ABSOLUTE SHOCK.
( he's more or less for keeping peace and something like this happens ...what

more can you say) ))


[ANCHOR=MARYA]
[SS=HOLD]

That was Angela King Reporting.

[Metro-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=sun aM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Officials in Washington DC are looking for a man who shot a woman on the subway last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

Police say they are looking at surveillance video from the Congress Heights Metro station to try and identify the gunman. They are also interviewing people who were on the Green Line train when the shooting happened around 8:00. One of the passengers used the emergency call button to alert the driver, who called the police. The shooter ran off the train as it pulled into the station and got away from officers who met the train. The Congress Heights station reopened around 9:30, but trains are still being single tracked through it.
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[11VA-Troopers]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC-40:56]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some Virginia State Troopers are training with new weapons at Fort Pickett.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Pickett;]


The new addition is the Colt M-4 lightweight semi-automatic rifle, similar to the military's M-16.
The M-4 has two clips that each hold 20 rounds. Its firepower far exceeds the pistol carried by troopers.
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[SOT:13]
[IN Q=THE FIREPOWER OF ]

((1ST SGT. PAUL KVASNICKA -THE FIREPOWER OF SOME OF THESE FOLKS, WE ARE DOING DISSERVICE IF WE DON'T PROVIDE THE BEST TOOL TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AND CITIZENS))
[SUPER=01-Paul Kvasnicka/Virginia State Police]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=AND CITIZENS]
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[VO-NAT]


The troopers previously carried a pistol and a shotgun.
15-hundred troopers will be experts with the rifle by September.
The money to purchase the guns and train the officers came from the federal government as a part of homeland security efforts.
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[11Iron-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC-1:03:09]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Man's best friend was up to a tough challenge yesterday.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

More than 50 K-9 teams from as far away as Canada competed in the Police K-9 Iron Dog Challenge. The 3 and- a- half mile course along West River Road pitted teams against nature as they slid down hills and stomped through water. There was also a tactical pistol shoot. Handlers fired their guns while dogs had to remain still. The competition allowed handlers to learn their dog's capabilities along with other skills.
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[SOT 20:39:51]
[IN Q=It gives this]

((KEITH SIDWELL/ROANOKE CITY POLICE LT: IT GIVES THIS VERY DIVERSE GROUP AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME TOGETHER TO SHARE AND NETWORK AND LEARN EACH OTHERS CAPABILITIES, WHAT OTHER UNITS ARE DOING DIFFERENTLY.))
[SUPER=01-Keith Sidwell/Roanoke City Police Department;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=are doing differently]
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[VO-NAT]

The Roanoke City Police Department has five K-9 units.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

Coming up - Meet the William Byrd Cheerleaders whose spirit is taking them to the nationals - And
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[OUT Q=Sunday morning returns]
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[Break #1]



[SARS]


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


If the virus isn't bad enough, police in Hong Kong are investigating a SARS hoax claiming it was found in subway air filters.
SARS has sickened 15-hundred people and killed 121 in Hong Kong.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


SARS is also scuttling plans of some cruise passengers.
The world's two largest cruise lines say they'll screen every passenger who is either from Toronto or traveled through Toronto for symptoms of SARS.
Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruise officials say they'll bar any of those passengers with a fever over a-hundred-point-four or other symptoms.
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[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In this weeks health review,
The American Lung Association is offering an incentive to those who participate in clean commute day.
A new school will soon open for children with autism.
And Joy Sutton shows what goes on inside a lab at a local hospital.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Visit the lab at Roanoke ]
[SUPER=01-Jeannie Prillaman/Carilion Clinical Lab Scientist; :14]
[SUPER=01-Angie Leonard/Blue Ridge Autism Center; :58]
[SUPER=01-Toni Ferguson Sheperd/American Lung Association; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=I'm Joy Sutton]



(([TAPE#=503-04 1:07:51]


Visit the lab at Carilion Roanoke Memorial and you can see anything from the examination of a patients kidney to a urine test that could help determine if a patient has diabetes.
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[SOT2:20:10]
[IN Q=It's kind of sometimes like we're investigators]

((IT'S KIND OF LIKE WE'RE INVESTIGATORS. AND WE JUST GET THE PATIENTS NAME AND A NUMBER AND OUR JOB AS CLINICAL LAB SCIENTIST IS TO FIND OUT WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE PATIENT)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=what's wrong with the patient]


Clinical laboratory scientist Jeannie Prillaman says not enough people understand the importance of the lab and how significant of a role it plays in the patients treatment.
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[SOT 2:20:38]
[IN Q=Without us I don't think the doctor would be able to get]

((WITHOUT US I DON'T THINK THE DOCTOR WOULD BE ABLE TO GET AN ADEQUATE DIAGNOSIS ON WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE PATIENT))

[RUN06]
[OUT Q=on with the patient]
[TAPE#=503-04 1:07:51]


In other medical news,
For months, the Blue Ridge Autism Center has offered a variety of services for children with autism including this play skills group.
The group is designed teach children with the disorder how to play by modeling the behavior of kids who don't have autism.
But starting this fall the center will also have its own school for children ages 2 through 12.
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[SOT 23:07]
[IN Q=Our goal is to take these kids]

((OUR GOAL IS TO TAKE THESE KIDS AND GIVE THEM THAT INTENSIVE INTERVENTION SO THAT THEY CAN ONE DAY GO BACK INTO THE SCHOOLS AND TO REGULAR CLASSROOMS AND LEARN WITH MINIMAL ASSISTANCE)) [RUN11]
[OUT Q=learn with minimal assistance]
[TAPE#=502-12 1:26:32]


And finally in health news ,
The American Lung Association has teamed up with several other organizations to encourage people to participate in clean commute day on May 2nd.
[SOT 7:02]
[IN Q=Unfortunately cars do play a big role in air]

((UNFORTUNATELY CARS DO PLAY A BIG ROLE IN AIR POLLUTION EMISSION. ABOUT HALF OF ALL AIR POLLUTION IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY COME FROM MOBILE SOURCES, SUCH AS CARS, BUSES, TRUCKS, AND SO FORTH )) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=and so forth]


On clean commute day people are encouraged to walk, take the bus, or ride share to work.
Anyone who pledges to take part in the day will receive a free ticket to the Salem Avalanche Game.
Organizers will be taking pledges April 29 and 30th from 11 until 2pm at Valley View and Tanglewood Malls and at Valley Metro.
That's health review I'm Joy Sutton.))
[MARYA 1-SHOT TOSS TO BREAK]


[Your-Hometown]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=SUN MORN]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Hometown FS Wx Mon 101essC]

This week on "Your Hometown" we visit the community of Stewarstville in Bedford County. Established in 1842, Stewartsville was once known as the community of crossroads. Mainly farms and a few businesses line those roads now, but it's an old flour mill that caught our attention as we were passing through "Your Hometown" Stewartsville.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=+++...]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Markham/Markham Milling Company; :16]
[SUPER=01-Lew Anne Mayhew/Old Mill Auction Gallery; 1:24]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=...to be determined]


((Directly across from what now is Stewartsville Elementary school, stands what used to be the Markham Flour Mill. (NATS) But it wasn't the family's first venture.
[1:25:17] My father started out canning tomatoes then moved on to the milling business then the flour mill.
And it's the flour mill that made the Markham name, a household name, providing the community with everything from flour, to feed.
[1:27:02] All the grain came from local farmers and we processed it into flour and feed.
Eddie took over the business in the 1960's and mill kept grinding until it finally shut down in 1990.
[1:35:50] The timbers are amazing...people are more interested in the building than what we do here.
But it's remnants can be found throughout the businesses which now occupy part of the mill. The Old Mill Auction house now calls the building home, along with a furniture maker and photography studio. But take a trip upstairs, and the mill remains exactly as it did when it filled its very last bag of flour.))

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[anchor=Brent]

BRENT ADLIBS ((TOSS TO BUMP))

[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=jen]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... Anti-American sentiment is growing in Iraq - and now the White House is looking for support from the Shiite Muslims -

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And - Virginia Tech breaks ground an an alumni hotel and conference center.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=After Saddam]


The White House is hoping Shiite Muslim leaders will embrace the interim government being established in Iraq.
But with growing anti-U-S protests and basic services like water and electricity out in Baghdad, it may be an uphill battle.
Drew Levinson has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats... In Baghdad]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=201-Patrick Sullivan/U. S. Army; :24]
[SUPER=201-Drew Levinson/Reporting; :50]
[SUPER=203-Washington, DC/Last Night; 1:04]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Baghdad.]

(((nats) IN BAGHDAD THE DEMONSTRATIONS ARE GETTING LOUDER... THESE IRAQI PROTESTORS WANT U-S TROOPS OUT OF THEIR COUNTRY. THEY BELIEVE THE AMERICANS ACCIDENTALLY IGNITED A CACHE OF IRAQI WEAPONS BEING STORED IN THE AREA. THE SERIES OF EXPLOSIONS DESTROYED HOUSES AND KILLED AT LEAST A DOZEN MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN. THE U-S MILITARY SAY SNIPERS ARE TO BLAME--CHARGING THEY SHOT FLARES INTO THE AMMO PILE.

(SOT-Capt. Patrick Sullivan/US Army)

"it was designed to inflame the Iraqi population"
IF SO IT WORKED. IMPROMPTU PROTESTS EXPLODED AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD. PARENTS SHOWED THE INJURIES THEIR CHILDREN SUFFERED. AND TAKING THEM TO THE HOSPITAL ISN'T MUCH OF AN OPTION. MANY FACILITIES ARE STILL TRYING TO GET THE BASICS LIKE CLEAN WATER. THE SICK ARE AT LEAST STARTING TO GET DRUGS.... U-S SOLDIERS RECENTLY FOUND A WAREHOUSE FULL OF THEM.... HOARDED BY SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME.
STANDUP:(Drew Levinson/CBS NEWS/Baghdad, Iraq) THERE'S NEW EVIDENCE LINKING THAT REGIME TO AL-QAIDA AND OSAMA BIN LADEN. REPORTERS FOR THE BRITISH SUNDAY TELEGRAPH SAY THEY FOUND DOCUMENTS REVEALING A MEETING BETWEEN THE TERRORIST NETWORK AND OFFICIALS FROM HERE IN BAGHDAD IN 19-98.

(nats)(Washington, DC/Last Night)

THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAS LONG CLAIMED THAT SADDAM SUPPORTED TERRORISM. AT SATURDAY NIGHT'S CORRESPONDENTS DINNER PRESIDENT BUSH TOLD THE PRESS THAT'S ONE REASON THE DICTATOR IS GONE.

(SOT-President Bush)

"the fall of a tyrant... and the beginnings of a free nation where civilization began"
BUT IN IRAQ FREEDOM CAN COME WITH A PRICE. AND AT LEAST TODAY, NOT EVERYONE IS WILLING TO PAY. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD.))

[Rumsfeld]


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


A damaged plane has pushed back Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's visit to Afghanistan this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File;]


Rumsfeld was scheduled to meet today with Afghan president Hamid Karzai to reinforce the U-S commitment to Afghanistan.
His plane was damaged during a stop-over in Ireland.
The two men will meet later on this week.
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[Hunter-Killed]


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

Authorities say the death of a 65- year old hunter in Highland County was accidental. Police say Frank Johnson was hunting with a group of people yesterday when he was shot and killed by a single gunshot wound. No charges have been filed. Police say Johnson was from Colorado, but has family in the Highland County area.

[1181-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC-1:41:26]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

An accident on Interstate 81 sent several people to the hospital last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Last Night;]

Police say this S-U-V was traveling southbound when it went off of the left side of the road near mile marker 121, flipped, then came to rest about 100 yards down the road. Police say there were 6 occupants in the car. One person was flown by helicopter to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, while other occupants were transported to Lewis- Gale Medical Center, and the Montgomery County Regional Hospital. There is no word on their names or conditions, or on whether charges will be filed.
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[11Tech-Groundbreaking]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC-1:41:26]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

The wait is finally over- After seven years, Virginia Tech alumni and officials broke ground on a 46 million dollar alumni hotel and conference center yesterday. The building will be named for two alumni who say they're thankful for their Virginia Tech experiences. Jennifer Wishon has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats of ground breaking]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peggy Skelton/Virginia Tech Honorary Alumnus; :16]
[SUPER=01-Bill Skelton/Virginia Tech Alumnus; :33 ]
[SUPER=01-Bill Holtzman/Virginia Tech Alumnus; :57]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; 1:12]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Blacksburg]

((((Nats of ground breaking)) It was a special day for Bill and Peggy Skelton and Bill Holtzman. The new conferernce center will be named for the Skeltons and the Alumni Center will bare the Holtzman name. The Skeltons both grew up on farms and say they've been impressed with Virginia Tech's programs since they were very young.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:43:03]
[IN Q=It started when I]

((PEGGY SKELTON/VIRGINIA TECH HONORARY ALUMNUS: IT STARTED WHEN I WAS A CHILD LIVING ON A FARM IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND THE EXTENSION SERVICE MEANT A LOT TO MY FAMILY AND SO THEREFORE I WAS INTRODUCED TO VIRGINIA TECH AND I SAW ALL THE GOOD THINGS THEY DID.))
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[OUT Q=things they did]

Bill Skelton says good things are what the new alumni center are going to do for the university.
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[SOT 22:29:14]
[IN Q=This is going to make]

((BILL SKELTON/VIRGINIA TECH ALUMNUS: THIS IS GOING TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR THE UNIVERSITY TO EXTEND ITS RESOURCES OUT INTO THE STATE AND PEOPLE CAN COME HERE FOR SEMINARS, CONFERENCES.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=seminars, conferences]

They can also come for the night and stay in one of the 150 hotel rooms that will be connected to the center.
[SOT - 46:30:28]

((BILL HOLTZMAN: I GRADUATED FROM VIRGINIA TECH)) Bill Holtzman says he never dreamed he'd have a building named after him, but likes to think of it as a tribute to people like him.
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[SOT 54:12:21]
[IN Q=I think it's important]

((BILL HOLTZMAN/VIRGINIA TECH ALUMNUS: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER, IT'S NOT JUST THE BRILLIANT GUYS THAT CAN BE SUCCESSFUL, IT'S THE GUYS WHO ARE JUST AVERAGE WHO WORK HARD. I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT AND I CONSIDER MYSELF AN AVERAGE SORT OF GUY.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=sort of guy]

The placement of the new facility on the golf course was a matter of some concern in the planning stages, but officials say there weren't many other choices.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 27:19:19]
[IN Q=You take a look ]

((LARRY HINKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESMAN: YOU TAKE A LOOK AROUND AND WE'VE REALLY RUN OUT OF SPACE ON THE ACADEMIC CORE AND THE ONLY GREEN SPACE LEFT THAT'S STILL WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES, THE PARKING LOT, THE RESIDENCE HALLS, ETCETERA ARE RIGHT HERE ON THIS SIDE OF THE GOLF COURSE.))
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[OUT Q=the golf course]

And it's there that the Holtzman Alumni Center and Skelton Conference Center are scheduled to open May of 2005. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Blacksburg.))

[11Dogwood-Festiva]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC-1:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A bit of rain didn't dampen spirits at the 47th annual Vinton Dogwood festival.
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[VO-NAT]


People still came out to hear the bands and to check out the various vendors.
Vinton's Mayor says the festival has expanded a lot over the past 47 years.
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[SOT 18:10:49]
[IN Q=the festival was orignally started]

((THE FESTIVAL WAS ORIGINALLY STARTED TO BUY BAND UNIFORMS FOR THE PEOPLE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL OVER THE YEARS IT'S EVOLVED INTO AN EVENT THAT INCLUDES A PARADE AND A CAR SHOW JUST A MAJOR FESTIVAL HERE IN THE TOWN OF VINTON))
[SUPER=01-Don Davis/Vinton Mayor]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=here in the town of Vinton]
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[VO-NAT]


One of the main attractions at the dogwood festival is the car show. The festivities wrapped up last night after three days of performances and activities.
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[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Marya 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning - We'll show you a fun way to knock out your workout -
[ANCHOR=Brent 2-shot]

And
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[VO-NAT]

Meet a 7 year old who has his key for success right at his fingertips.
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[ANCHOR=Brent]
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[WRITER=RLE]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile]
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He hopes to turn the music world on its ear. A seven year old Roanoke County boy is finding he has an unusual ability.
Richard Lesko has more
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[IN Q=]
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(( He may still be learning, and his hands are too small to reach an octave just yet, but Luke Williams is turning heads with his piano playing prowess.
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[INQ=Nat sound]

((NAT SOUND OF IMPRESSIVE OPENING))
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[OUTQ=Nat sound]

Trying to master anything from Bach to Chopin, Williams is playing at a level much higher than many other seven year olds. Add to that, he has only been playing for about a year, and taking formal lessons for about 8 months.
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[SOT - 1:35:57]
[INQ=It was pretty hard...]

((LUKE WILLIAMS; IT WAS PRETTY HARD BECAUSE BACK THEN I WAS MAKING A LOT OF MISTAKES BECAUSE I WAS PLAYING BY EAR, AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO PLAY BECAUSE I HAD NEVER PRACTICED BEFORE, AND THEN I WANTED TO TAKE LESSONS SO I COULD ACTUALLY PLAY.))
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[OUTQ=could actually play.]

Luke's father, Mark Williams says so far he hasn't had to encourage his son's enthusiasm.
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[SOT 1:29:59]
[INQ=Thus far we haven't had...]

((MARK WILLIAMS/LUKE'S FATHER; THUS FAR WE HAVEN'T HAD TO GET TOO STRICT OR RIGID WITH IT BECAUSE HE GETS A LOT OF ENJOYMENT OUT OF IT ON HIS OWN. AND WE DON'T EVER WANT TO BE THE KIND OF PARENTS TO BE TRULY FORCING THIS ON HIM.))
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[OUTQ=forcing this on him.]

Recently, Luke won a competition in Danville for musicians aged 7-to-9. He says that's just a start, and plans on entering more competitions, and continuing his studies.
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[SOT - 1:39:07]
[INQ=I don't know how...]

((LUKE WILLIAMS; I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PLAY THE PIANO ALL THE WAY, GOOD. AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO READ MUSIC, SO I WANT TO GO ON, TRY TO LEARN BETTER THINGS, SO I KNOW HOW TO DO EVERYTHING THAT PEOPLE CAN LEARN ON THE PIANO.))
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[OUTQ=can learn on the piano.]

He may have lofty goals, but with a good head start, we'll have to wait and see if he hits all the right notes. Richard Lesko, News 7, Roanoke County.))

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You don't have to go to war to get a Purple Heart anymore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shreveport, LA;]


In Shreveport, Louisiana, yesterday, the U-S postal service unveiled a new Purple Heart Stamp, before an audience of 250 veterans.
The stamp recognizes the service of more than a million men and women who have been injured in battle.
The stamp will be sold indefinitely year-round. (------------) You can begin purchasing it on May 30th.