[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

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

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... A early morning fire in Roanoke sends two people to the hospital.
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And hundreds gather to say good-bye to a South Boston airman killed in action.
we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Rke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=03-11 tc 50:37]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire destroyed a house in Roanoke this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; ]

It happened in the 27-hundred block of King Street in Northeast section of the city.
Officials say the blaze started around 2, and was under control in just under an hour.
Two people were sent to the hospital with smoke inhalation, and one of them also suffered a heart attack.
There is no word on what caused the fire or the condition of the victims.
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[11Watkins-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC-7:06]
[GRAPHIC=Watkins]

Hundreds gathered to pay their final respects to a South Boston airman who died serving his country. U. S Air Force Major William R. Watkins, the third, was post-humously awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action, and the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism.
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT tape 2 around 6:50]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF JET]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF JET]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-South Boston/Yesterday]


Watkins was laid to rest at South Boston's Oak Ridge Cemetery yesterday.
The 37 year old was serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He and his crew mate were killed when their F-15 went down during a bombing mission.
The military also plans to hold a memorial service for Watkins at the airforce base where he was stationed in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Watkins leaves behind his wife, Major Melissa Watkins, and an eleven month old son. His widow is expecting another child in August.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=After Saddam]


Iraq is getting an ugly reminder of Saddam Hussein's brutality.
Searchers excavating a mass grave in southern Iraq are finding the bodies of dozens of people who witnesses say were executed during an uprising 12 years ago.
Meanwhile the U-N is warning that Iraq could suffer a humanitarian disaster unless quick action is taken.
Drew Levinson has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq]
[SUPER=201-Drew Levinson/CBS News]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=STD]

((IS IRAQ ON THE VERGE OF A HUMANITARIAN DISASTER? U.N. OFFICIALS PREDICT IT WILL HAPPEN, UNLESS VITAL SERVICES ARE RESTORED QUICKLY.

(nat)


EVEN THOUGH RELIEF HAS STARTED TO TRICKLE IN, ELECTRICITY REMAINS SPORADIC IN MANY AREAS ... AND AN ESTIMATED 40-PERCENT OF IRAQIS STILL DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER. RELIEF WORKERS SAY THE NUMBER OF CASES INVOLVING STOMACH AILMENTS HAS RISEN DRAMATICALLY -- ESPECIALLY AMONG CHILDREN. HOSPITALS TRY TO TREAT THE PATIENTS -- BUT CAN'T -- BECAUSE THEY'RE SHORT ON SUPPLIES.

(DREW LEVINSON/BAGHDAD)

HOPING TO AVERT A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS HERE IN IRAQ, THE U.S. HAS NAMED SOMEONE TO HEAD THE COUNTRY'S HEALTH MINISTRY. AMERICAN SOLDIERS ARE ALSO PAYING HEALTH EMPLOYEES 20-DOLLARS TO COME BACK TO WORK.

(nat)


DESPITE THE ADDED RESPONSIBILITIES, THE COALITION IS STILL FOCUSED ON FINDING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE EVIDENCE AGAINST SADDAM HUSSEIN TURNS UP .

(SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH)

"What the world will find is the man had a program to develop weapons of mass destruction, that he had terrorist connections and he was by far one of the most brutal dictators in the history of the world."
ONCE SADDAM WAS REMOVED, THE WHITE HOUSE EXPECTED RELUCTANT IRAQI SCIENTISTS WOULD BE MORE OPEN TO REVEALING SECRETS ABOUT POSSIBLE BANNED WEAPONS. BUT SO FAR FEW HAVE COME FORWARD, AND U.S. OFFICIALS SAY THOSE IN CUSTODY ARE STICKING TO THEIR STORIES. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD.
))

[11Night-Graham]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC-3:01:30]
[GRAPHIC=Franklin Graham]

The rain didn't dampen the spirits of the nearly 16-thousand people that came out to hear Franklin Graham last night.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:11:59]
[IN Q=God sent Jesus Christ]

((GOD SENT JESUS CHRIST DOWN OUT OF HEAVEN TO THIS EARTH ON A RESCUE MISSION. THAT IS TO RESCUE YOU TONIGHT FROM YOUR SINS))
[SUPER=07-Franklin Graham]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=from your sins]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The rain seemed to hold off for awhile but still many came prepared for the showers.
Graham's message last night was on salvation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:12:43]
[IN Q=He's coming back someday soon]

((HE'S COMING BACK SOMEDAY SOON AND TODAY GOD IS WILLING TO FORGIVE SIN BUT YOU'VE GOT TO CONFESS YOUR SINS TO GOD AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=and ask for forgiveness]
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[VO-NAT]


People from more than 500 churches and 50 denominations are taking part in the festival.
The festival wraps up today with music and a final message from Graham at 4pm
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[VOB-Graham-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-06 tc 1:54:38]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

Children were the focus of the Southwest Virginia Festival yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Thousands of children and their parents turned out to see Bibleman at Salem Stadium. The man behind the mask is Willie Aames, who used to play on the television series Eight is Enough and Charles in Charge. Now his character fights evil with the Bible, but Aames hasn't always been a believer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:25:28:27]
[IN Q=I had really grown]

((WILLIE AAMES/BIBLEMAN: I HAD REALLY GROWN DISILLUSIONED WITH THE WHOLE HOLLYWOOD SEX, DRUGS, ROCK AND ROLL, YOU KNOW, HAD MET TONS OF PEOPLE, DATED TONS OF PEOPLE, HAD MADE TONS OF MONEY AND I COULD JUST NEVER FIGURE OUT WHERE THE COMPASSION WAS IN THIS WORLD.))
[SUPER=01-Willie Aames/Bibleman;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=in this world]
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[VO-NAT]

The day's focus may have been on children, but they weren't the only ones who got something out of the event.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:21:28:27]
[IN Q=I just look at]

((APRIL FRIDLEY/CHILDREN'S CHOIR LEADER: I JUST LOOK AT THE CHILDREN THEIR HANDS RAISED, THEY'RE DANCING AND SINGING AND THEY'RE NOT ASHAMED TO SAY, YOU KNOW, HEY GOD, I LOVE YOU. IT'S JUST A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE.))
[SUPER=01-April Fridley/Children's Choir Leader;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=a wonderful experience]

The three- day festival wraps up later this afternoon. We'll have complete coverage on News 7 at six and eleven.
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[Tease#1]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up - See how one local girl scout is teaching teens to be seen as equals -
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And a little later - [Live Pic food on PS] We are getting the fiesta started for Cinco de Mayo - but first here's a look at your almanac [Almanac Bump]
[Break #1]



[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Check II tc 1:26:40]
[GRAPHIC=Health Review]

In this week's health review,
Veterinarians urge horse owners to get their animal vaccinated against the West Nile Virus.
Humans aren't the only ones who suffer from allergies ... so do cats and dogs.
And health officials prepare to give the smallpox vaccine.
Joy Sutton has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=One vetenarian says ]
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Dascanio/Virginia Tech Veterinarian; :14]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Karen Bowman/Hanging Rock Animal Hospital; :38]
[SUPER=02-Dr. Molly O'Dell/District Health Director; 1:50]
[RUNS=2:13]
[OUT Q=standard]



(([TAPE#=502-04 1:58:50]

One veterinarian says the West Nile vaccine for horses has shown to provide 90 to 95 percent protection against the disease for at least a year.
Without the shot horses are very susceptible to the virus.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Up to 35 percent of horses]

((UP TO 35 PERCENT OF HORSES WHO WILL ACTUALLY EXHIBIT CLINICAL SIGNS OF THE DISEASE WILL DIE FROM EITHER BEING EUTHANIZED OR DIE FORM THE DIE FROM THE DISEASE ITSELF. SO IT HAS A HIGH MORTALITY RATE COMPARED TO OTHER EQUINE DISEASE THAT WE HAVE)) [RUNS15]
Infected mosquitos transfer the virus to horses.
[TAPE#=503-02 11:49]


Does you pet have the sniffles or seem to be scratching all the time?
Well it could have allergies.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=One thing it seems is that]

((ONE THING IS THAT IT SEEM THAT DOGS THAT HAVE REALLY FAIR SKIN OR PINK SKIN OR WHITE COAT SEEM TO BE MORE PREVALENT IN HAVING ALLERGIES. BUT ANY BREED ANY TYPE OF DOG, CAT OR FERRET CAN HAVE ALLERGIES)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=can have allergies]


Dr. Bowman says pet owners should look out for the signs: If a dog or cat scathes a lot or licks their feet. In cats you might notice scabs or hair loss because of the licking. Other symptoms include recurrent skin and ear infections, and sneezing. They are a variety of medications to treat your pet's allergies.
Dr. Bowman says antihistamines are typically the first line of defense, but allergy shots and steroids are an option in more severe cases.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We'll also recommend if they have a long coat is]

((WE'LL ALSO RECOMMEND IF THEY HAVE A LONG COAT IS TO CLIP THE COAT. USE A FREQUENT BATH. IF THEY GOT LONG FUR ON THEIR FEET TRY TO TRIM THE FUR ON THEIR FEET BECAUSE IF THEY'RE ALLERGIC TO GRASS TAKING SOME OF THAT FUR OFF WILL HELP)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=will help]
[TAPE#=502-01 3:16:31]

In other health news,
Local health officials held a mock smallpox vaccination clinic on Wednesday.
So far no health care workers in the Roanoke Valley have received vaccine.
Health officials say right now their efforts on the make sure they are prepared to give the vaccine to large numbers of people.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Our staff were more concerned]

((OUR STAFF WE'RE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE LOGISTICS OF RUNNING LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE THROUGH THE VACCINATION CLINIC THAN THEY WERE ABOUT DOING THE ACTUALLY VACCINATIONS. SO IT WAS A HIGH PRIORITY FOR US TO FEEL VERY CONFIDENT)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=us to feel very confident]


Health officials say soon they will start vaccinating public health workers, hospital staff, and emergency responders.
That's health review I'm Joy Sutton.)) [MARYA TOSS TO BREAK]



[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[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...... Two people were transported the hospital early this morning after their house caught fire.
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It's more than a year away - but Campaign 2004 is already heating up as democratic presidential hopefuls hold their first debate. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[11Graham-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-09 tc 1:15:28]
[GRAPHIC=Franklin Graham]

Franklin Graham may be the headliner in his festival this weekend, but there's another star emerging. A caped crusader known as Bibleman is winning plenty of fans.
But as Jennifer Wishon reports, Bibleman hasn't always been a believer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Southwest Virginia Festival]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shea Arnold/Festival Runner; :16]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Alfred/Festival Counselor; :37]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Wade/Children's Choir; :52]
[SUPER=01-Willie Aames/Bibleman; 1:08]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; 1:46]
[RUNS=2:14]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Salem]


((((CHOIR 1:07:55:24 SMALL TO BIG)) The Southwest Virginia Festival may have been organized by adults, but children were the focus Saturday morning. While some sang in the choir, others were happy to help out on the field.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:06:48:09]
[IN Q=It makes me feel]

((SHEA ARNOLD/FESTIVAL RUNNER: IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I'M A BLESSING FROM THE LORD BECAUSE I THINK HE SENT ME HERE FOR A REASON AND I THINK THAT SOMETHING'S GONNA HAPPEN THAT YOU KNOW IS GONNA SAVE SOMEBODY.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=gonna save somebody]

And bringing children to know God was the goal of the event. Ralph Alfred of Roanoke went through special training to counsel new Christians.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:12:25:26]
[IN Q=People come up]

((RALPH ALFRED/FESTIVAL COUNSELOR: PEOPLE COME UP SEEKING QUESTIONS OR HAVE QUESTIONS OR WANT TO GIVE THEIR HEART TO GOD AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE FOR. WE'RE HERE TO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT AND PRAY WITH THEM AND BRING THEM INTO THE CHRISTIAN WORLD.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=the Christian world]

But the adult counselors weren't the only ones on a mission to minister.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:19:09:16]
[IN Q=Here you get to]

((NICOLE WADE/CHILDREN'S CHOIR: HERE YOU GET TO SING TO EVERYBODY AND THE PEOPLE THAT YOU BRING, YOU CAN WITNESS TO THEM BY SINGING.))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=them by singing]

But of course the main attraction was Bibleman.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:05:37]
[IN Q=I head one time]

((SHEA ARNOLD/FESTIVAL RUNNER: I HEARD ONE TIME HE FLEW ACROSS THE STAGE.))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=across the stage]

The man behind Bibleman's mask hasn't always been one of God.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:28:05:18]
[IN Q=I mean, if anyone]

((WILLIE AAMES/BIBLEMAN: I MEAN, IF ANYONE HAD TOLD ME TEN YEARS AGO THAT I WAS GONNA BE WEARING SPANDEX FOR JESUS. I MEAN YOU GOTTA ADMIT, IT'S A FUNNY IDEA.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=a funny deal]

Willie Aames played the character Buddy Lembeck in the television series Charles in Charge. He spent many of those days under the influence of drugs and alcohol. But about eight years ago he says he turned his life around and soon Bibleman was born. But he doesn't want children to idolize the character.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:29:28:05]
[IN Q=I make it very ]

((WILLIE AAMES/BIBLEMAN: I MAKE IT VERY VERY CLEAR DURING THE SHOW THAT WITHOUT MY RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD I'M NOTHING, I'M JUST A MAN, JUST A GUY IN A SUIT AND I WILL SAY THAT DURING THE SHOW.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=during the show]

During the show Bibleman and his partner practice verses and fight evil with the Bible. There were also music videos and dancing and everything was smooth until.. [26:28:14 - nats of rain] The heavens opened over Salem Stadium. Bibleman continued to perform but Festival goers hurried to their cars. And by the time of the invitation the stadium was mostly empty. But organizers say it was all part of a plan only a higher power would understand. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Salem.))


[Debate]


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


Democrats are getting ready to take on President Bush -- but first, they're battling each other for the right to run.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Columbia, SC;]


Nine Democrats held their first presidential debate in South Carolina yesterday.
Although they are united in criticism of Bush's economic policies, the candidates spared over tax cuts, health care for the uninsured and the war.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT @ :25]

((CAROL MOSELEY BRAUN: I think that we need to talk about the cost of this war and we can rebuild America. If we have job fairs in Iraq we ought to have job fares in SC.))
[SOT @ 1:12]
[IN Q=I am the one Democrat]

((JOSEPH LIBERMAN: I am the one democrat who can match George Bush in the areas where many thing he is strong, defense and moral values and beat him where he is weak on the economy and his devise right wing social agenda. I know I can beat George Bush. Why? Because Al Gore and I already did it.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Moseley Braun/Former Illinois Senator;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Joseph Lieberman/(D) Connecticut;]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=I already did it.]
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Even though the election is a year and a half away, there's already intense rivalry because there's no clear front-runner.

[Arsenic-Deaths]


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

Police may be close to solving the arsenic poisoning at a church in Maine. Officials there say a church member who killed himself yesterday appears to have some connection to the poisoning in which one man died and 15 others were sickened. Jason Carroll has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New Sweden, ME]
[SUPER=01-Col. Michael Sperry/Police Chief; :24]
[SUPER=01-Ken Urquhart/Suspect's Friend; :45]
[SUPER=01-Jason Carroll/Reporting; 2:00]
[RUNS=2:17]
[OUT Q=standard]

(((NATS mooing of cows) IT IS A PICTURESQUE POTATO FARM IN A REMOTE SECTION OF NORTHEASTERN MAINE. STATE POLICE DESCENDED UPON IT, TAKING PICTURES, GATHERING SAMPLES, AND FINDING WHAT THEY CALLED SIGNIFICANT EVIDENCE AS WELL AS A POSSIBLE MOTIVE LINKING THE FARM'S OWNER, DANIEL BONDESON TO A CHURCH POISONING THAT KILLED ONE MAN AND LEFT FIFTEEN HOSPITALIZED.
(sot - Colonel Michael Sperry, Chief of Police) "We have developed information

in the last 24 hours that would indicate what the motive would have been, but that is still an open investigation". BONDESON CAME TO INVESTIGATORS' ATTENTION ON FRIDAY AFTER ONE OF HIS RELATIVES TOLD THEM TO GO TO THE FARM. BONDESON WAS LATER RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL WHERE HE DIED FROM AN APPARENT SELF-INFLICTED GUN SHOT WOUND.
(sot - Ken Urquhart, Suspect's friend) It's unimaginable, but it happened.

KEN URQUHART WAS BONDESON'S NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND. HE'S HAVING A HARD TIME DEALING WITH THE POSSIBILITY HIS FRIEND MAY HAVE BEEN THE ONE WHO SLIPPED ARSENIC INTO COFFEE SERVED TO PARISHIONERS AT THE GUSTAF ADOLPH EVANGELICAL CHURCH.
(sot Ken) Kind of numbed there's nothing I ever saw in Ken, absolutely no side

of this that he could do something like that. THE EVIDENCE GATHERED AT BONDESON'S HOME MAY PAINT A DAMAGING PICTURE OF WHO HIS WAS. URQUHART CAN ACCEPT THAT BUT HE ALSO WONDERS WHO WAS THE PERSON HE THOUGHT HE KNEW. THE FARMER, WHO BROUGHT HIM THIS BAG OF POTATOES. THE PART-TIME TEACHER, WHO LOVED ANIMALS SO MUCH, HE NURSED THIS CAT BACK TO HEALTH AND GAVE IT TO EHQUART AS A GIFT.
(sot Ken) Dan had to have been in an awful lot of pain that we weren't

seeing... caused a lot of pain also... through his won pain. IN THE COMING DAYS POLICE WILL REVEAL MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THEY SAY LINKS BONDESON TO THE CRIME. HIS FRIEND AND OTHERS IN THIS SMALL COMMUNITY WILL CONTINUE TO COME TO TERMS WITH INCREASING EVIDENCE ONE OF THEIR OWN MAY BE TO BLAME FOR WHAT HAPPENED. JASON CARROLL, NEW SWEDEN, MAINE. ))

[TX-Twisters]


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


Strong spring storms spawned three tornados in one North Texas County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Haskell County, TX]

Officials say the first touched down around 7:30 last night about an hour north of Abilene. Then three minutes later, deputies reported seeing two other twisters near Lake Stamford. The strikes occured in a farming area, so no one was hurt, but several powerlines were knocked down.
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[toss to wx]

[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] See how an unexpected turn is keeping a Cave Spring High School senior on his toes.
[ANCHOR=Brent 2-shot]

and a little later -
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[VO-NAT]

this cinco de mayo celebration is going to the dogs. Stay with us - there's much more to come on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[LOTTO] [BREAK]


[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun-AM]
[WRITER=MJO]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile wx monitor]


He went from a high school athlete to a ballet dancer practically overnight.
But for one Cave Spring High School senior, dancing is no passing fancy.
In this week's Virginia Profile, I spoke with the lone male dancer in Southwest Virginia's ballet company.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. a.m.]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=PROFILE 6 tc 1:16:01]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS music]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Redwine/Dancer; :14]
[SUPER=01-Terri Post/SW VA Ballet Director; :33]
[SUPER=@Marya2; :40]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Salem.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:21]

((nats: music.))
[RUNS= :03]


Three years ago, Joseph Redwine's life took an unexpected turn when he was bitten by the ballet bug.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:13:35]

((JOSEPH REDWINE: I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT DANCE WAS. I'D NEVER WATCHED A DANCE CLASS. MY SISTERS DON'T TAKE DANCE. THEY'RE IN SPORTS AS WELL, SO THIS IS A BIG SHOCK. ))
[RUNS= :07]


As a lacrosse player, track runner and martial artist, Redwine had plenty of athletic ability.
He just never thought of applying it to ballet.
That is, until ballet came calling for him.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:10]

((TERRI POST: IT WAS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WHEN WE DID NUTCRACKER AND I NEEDED SOMEONE TO BE THE FIGHT NUTCRACKER.))
[RUNS= :06]


Terri Post, artistic director of the Southwest Virginia Ballet Company, worked with Joseph until he could dance the role.
Then, she offered him a scholarship to join the company.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:49]

((TERRI POST: JOSEPH IS RATHER AMAZING. HE'S MANAGED TO ACCOMPLISH IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS WHAT IT TAKES SOME PEOPLE 10 YEARS OR MORE TO ACCOMPLISH. ))
[RUNS= :10]


Impressing other people with his newfound love wasn't so simple.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:13:39]

((JOSEPH REDWINE: IT WAS A SHOCK FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE AND I LOST A LOT OF FRIENDS. BUT MY GOOD FRIENDS, THEY SUPPORTED ME AND THEY LIKE IT. THEY COME WATCH ME PERFORM. ))
[RUNS= :10]


Joseph will graduate from Cave Spring High School in June. In the meantime, he's practicing six days a week and working toward a career as a professional dancer.
He says the only thing better than dancing for the fun of it is getting paid to pirouette.

Marya Jones, News-7, Salem.))[Chihuahua-Races]


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


It's like the Kentucky Derby for chihuahuas...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chandler, AZ;]


In Chandler, Arizona, chihuahuas and their owners gathered to compete in the 6th annual Chihuahua races. It was all part of the city's Cinco de Mayo celebration.
They may not have been in a hurry to get to the finish line, but the dogs got plenty of love and applause... even when they got distracted along the way. (------------) The winners were crowned King and Queen chihuahua.