[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[roll cold out of the open]


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

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... Hundreds of ITT Night Vision workers are on strike after failing to reach a new contract.
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And nearly 8-thousand acres are destroyed as Arizona firefighters try to contain a wildfire. we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[AM-ITT-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=ITT Strike]

Nearly 600 Union workers at ITT Night Vision have gone on strike after negotiations between union leaders and the company failed.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JOY/JENN;]

Jennifer Wishon talked to union workers yesterday and joins us now with more. Jennifer? Joy - union workers of the Local 162 say they're demands are reasonable and they won't return to work until they're met.
[LIVE= JENN /FULL]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1]

The union has been in negotiations with ITT Night Vison for about two months. Yesterday 94- percent of union members voted to go on strike and their demands are clear.
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[VO-NAT]

They want an increase in wages, reasonable vacation time, and affordable insurance.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:40:25:12 (FOUND ON 'DILLON' FIELD TAPE)]
[IN Q=We have insurance]

((LEE DILLON/UNION PRESIDENT: WE HAVE INSURANCE THAT'S PRETTY GOOD INSURANCE BUT THE PRICE KEEPS GOING UP, UP, UP, IT EATS UP OUR YEARLY INCREASES.))
[SUPER=01-Lee Dillon/Union President;]
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=our yearly increases]
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[VO-NAT]

Dillon says workers also want, at the very least, average rates for their monthly pensions. They're also tired of the company policy of mandatory overtime.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:11:17]
[IN Q=When your family]
[SUPER=01-Richard Wilner/Striking Employee;]
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=real fun at all]
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[VO-NAT PRE-PRO from PKG]

ITT Night Vision released a statement saying although the union elected to strike, ITT's business operations will proceed as normal. They also say they'll continue to negotiate and work towards a solution.
[LIVE=JENN/FULL]

Union leaders say both sides have agreed to a cooling down period.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JOY/JENN;]

But in the meantime Joy, leaders say the strike will continue.




[Pipeline]


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


Oil exports are scheduled to begin in Iraq today for the first time since the end of the war. Officials say an explosion yesterday in one of the oil pipelines should not disrupt the restart of the oil exports.
The cause of the explosion is under investigation. Earlier this month two explosions damaged the pipeline in what Turkey's foreign minister calls sabotage.


[Wildfire]


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


Nearly 9-hundred firefighters are battling a massive wildfire in Arizona. As Sandra Hughes reports it could take weeks to get this fire under control.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is all that remains]
[SUPER=03-Summerhaven, AZ; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Humphrey/Fire Incident Commander; :09]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Hughes/CBS News; :49]
[SUPER=01-Bertha Henneman/Oracle Resident; :59]
[SUPER=03-Oracle, AZ; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Walt Henneman/Oracle Resident; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=sh cbn tuscon]

((THIS IS ALL THAT REMAINS OF THE MOUNTAIN TOP RETREAT CALLED SUMMERHAVEN. THREE DAYS AGO, THE TOWN WAS EVACUATED JUST AHEAD OF THE FLAMES

(Old pix of what is used to look like) IT WAS A TREASURE, RISING UP OUT

OF THE DESERT, A FOUR SEASON RESORT USED BY PEOPLE IN TUCSON. ABOUT 100 FULL TIME RESIDENTS STILL DON'T KNOW WHICH HOUSES BURNED AND WHICH WERE SAVED. IT'S STILL TO DANGEROUS TO GO IN FOR A FULL COUNT

(Sot: Larry Humphrey/Fire Incident Commander1418 )We're at the mercy of

the weather right now. If the monsoons came in here, we'd get a lot quicker. I think we're a good two weeks out, we may be three weeks out
(:08)


OVERNIGHT THE FIRE THAT STRADDLES THE CATALINA MTNS BURNED EAST INTO ANOTHER COMMUNITY WITH 50 VACATION HOMES.
Hughes O/C And about 8 miles north of the fire, the small town of Oracle. From this vantage point residents can't ignore what could be heading their way

sot bertha henneman "the smoke billows over the hill. It's scary"


BERTHA HENNEMAN SAYS IT'S HARD TO CONCENTRATE ON WORK BUT FIRE OFFICIALS HOPE A BURNED OUT AREA ON THE TOWN'S EDGE FROM A FIRE LAST YEAR WILL PROTECT ORACLE. RESIDENTS ARE PRAYING IT WILL

sot Walt Henneman "if the fire gets big enough and the woinds get strong

enough, the whole town is in toruble"
TROUBLE LIKE THE FIRE THAT BLEW THROUGH SUMMERHAVEN AND STILL BURNS OUT OF CONTROL. SH CBN TUSCON))



[11Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-27 13:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lee Suggs is in Roanoke this weekend throwing his support behind Victory Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

He and some fellow teammates from William Fleming High are joining forces with Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision. The group wants to convince city council through a petition that voters want to restore the historic landmark.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 27:47:12]
[IN Q=I would argue as]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF/CITIZENS FOR A SENSIBLE STADIUM DECISION: I WOULD ARGUE AS SOMEONE WHO WORKED ON THE HOTEL ROANOKE PROJECT THAT VICTORY STADIUM PROBABLY HAS MORE MEMORIES FROM MORE PEOPLE FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS IN ROANOKE THAN EVEN THE HOTEL ROANOKE.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=the hotel Roanoke]
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[VO-NAT]

Both Patrick Henry and William Fleming alumni remembered the thrill of playing on the stadium's field.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 57:04:11]
[IN Q=I remember my dad]

((LEE SUGGS: I REMEMBER MY DAD BRINGING ME OUT HERE WATCHING GAMES WHEN I WAS SMALL AND I COULDN'T WAIT TO COME OUT HERE AND PLAY ON THE FIELD.))
[SOT 50:49:l1]

((JOSH BERRY/WILLIAM FLEMING ALUMNI: WHEN I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY HERE AND HAD MY NAME CALLED BY THE ANNOUNCER, IT WAS A MOVING EXPERIENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/William Fleming Alumni; :00]
[SUPER=01-Josh Berry/William Fleming Alumni; :05]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=a moving experience]
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[VO-NAT]

City officials say they considered renovating Victory Stadium, but building a new Stadium- Amphitheater is the best move for the city. Advocates for Victory Stadium say it's not too late to save the landmark.
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[Tease#1]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Mike Tyson gets violent - AGAIN. See what landed him in jail this time.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]

We're visiting an Alleghaney County community that's making a big splash with all who see it.
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[Almanac Bump]
[Break #1]



[Nelly-Drive]


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


Rap Star Nelly is using his fame to save his sister's life.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO]


His sister, Jackie Donahue has leukemia and desperately needs a bone marrow transplant to survive.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:25]
[IN Q=The biggest thing]

((THE BIGGEST THING I HAVE RIGHT NOW IS THE PUBLICITY ASPECT OF IT SO WE'RE TRYING TO USE AS MUCH OF IT AS WE CAN POSSIBLY GET))
[SUPER=01-Nelly/Rap Star]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=we can possibly get]
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[VO-NAT]


Nelly says even if the bone marrow drive doesn't find a match for his sister it may benefit someone else.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:19]
[IN Q=Sure it soiunds liek you'll be in some pain]

((SURE IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'LL BE IN SOME PAIN FOR 3 OR 4 DAYS BUT THAT THOUGHT OF THAT AMOUNT OF PAIN, MINIMAL AMOUNT IS SAVING SOMEONE'S LIFE, AND YOU WEIGH IT, I DON'T SEE HOW YOU CAN NOT DO IT))
[SUPER=01-Michelle Tucker/Newly Registered]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=you can't do it]
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[VO-NAT]


Thousands turned out yesterday for the blood drive that the superstar held in St. Louis, Missouri. Nelly says this is not a one day event --this is just the beginning of his efforts to bring awareness to the importance of donation.
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[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Review 2 tc 1:43:01]
[GRAPHIC=Health Review]

In health review,
Low fat versus low carb --which diet gives the quickest results?.
And we'll show a treatment that's helping women reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A recent study found that people]
[SUPER=01-Miggy Santos/Dieter; :12]
[SUPER=01-Heather Cox/Kroger Dietitian; :31]
[SUPER=01-Jade Salmons/Certified Endermologist; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=sensible diet for best results.]

((
[TAPE#=502-11 43:36]


A recently study found that people do tend to lose more weight at least in the first six months on low carb diets. It's motivated two K92 deejays to give it a try --they're in a weight loss competition.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Meat and cheese]

(( MEAT AND CHEESE AND SALAD IS BASICALLY ALL I'M EATING RIGHT NOW )) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=eating right now]


Dietitian Heather Cox says the reason you lose weight fast with these diets is because cutting out carbs not only causes you to lose more water weight at first --but it also reduces your number of calories. But she says you do have to be careful.
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=You can't maintain a severly]

(( YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN A SEVERELY RESTRICTING CARB DIET LONG TERM UNLESS YOUR CHOOSING TO SUPPLEMENT WITH MULTI-VITAMINS BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME DEFICIENCIES IN YOUR DIET. IN ADDITION, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ELIMINATE YOUR FAVORITE FOODS AND IS THAT SOMETHING YOU CAN BE SUCCESSFUL AT LONG TERM)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=successful at long term]
[TAPE#=502-07 1:58:15]


In other health news, For women hoping to reduce the appearance of cellulite there is treatment approved by the FDA. It's called endermologie and it's now offered by New Fitness.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT51:47]
[IN Q=The machine has a sucking and rolling feature]

((THE MACHINE HAS A SUCKING AND ROLLING FEATURE AND WITH THAT WE'RE ABLE TO KNEAD THE SKIN AND PULL THE FAT CELLS TO THE SURFACE SO THAT THEY CAN BE BROKEN DOWN AND RELEASED INTO THE BLOOD STREAM )) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=into the blood stream]


The treatment takes about 35 minutes --and requires 20 sessions to notice significant changes. One session costs about 57 dollars. You do have to come back for monthly maintenance visits because the body continues to produce fat cells.

The treatment does have to be combined with exercise, plenty of water and a sensible diet for best results. ))



[JOY TOSS TO BUMP][11Ivory-Tower]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-15 3:41:05]
[GRAPHIC=Harry Potter]

J.K. Rowling wasn't the only author busy autographing Harry Potter books this weekend. A Ferrum College professor was also signing copies of a book she edited about the magical series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Cantos bookstore hosted Lana Whited (WHITE-ed) yesterday as she signed copies of "The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter."

The book is a series of essays by literature professors from the U-S, Great Britain and Canada. Whited says each essay touches on a different aspect of the Harry Potter books. She says the book appeals to readers of different ages, but children can really relate to Harry.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:05:05]
[IN Q=For children who are]

((LANA A. WHITED/FERRUM COLLEGE PROFESSOR: FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE CLOSE TO HARRY'S AGE WHO ARE READING THE BOOKS IN DROVES, I THINK THEY LOVE HARRY, NOT BECAUSE HE IS FANTASTIC, BUT BECAUSE HE'S FAMILIAR TO THEM BECAUSE HE IS AT TIMES AWKWARD, HE'S SORT OF A MEDIOCRE STUDENT, HE NEEDS THE COMPANIONSHIP OF HIS FRIENDS WHEN HE'S DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Lana A. Whited/Ferrum College Professor;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=when he's down]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Whited focused her essay on how reading the books helps children develop morally and ethically. She plans to release another book after the Harry Potter series is complete.
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[Fiddlers-Convention]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#= 03-15 TC 3:39:11]
[GRAPHIC=]

The Blue Ridge Mountains have long been inspiration for bluegrass musicians, and one festival in Buena Vista has drawn quite a crowd. Richard Lesko has more from the Maury (MARH-EE) River Fiddler's Convention at Glen Maury (MARH-EE) Park.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :05]
[SUPER=@richard2; :22]
[SUPER=01-Bill Blackwell; :52]
[SUPER=01-Kim Austin/Fiddler's Convention Co-Chair; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=STD]



(((//////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[INQ=nat sound]
[RUNS= 5]
[OUTQ=nat sound]

It may not be as large or as famous as the Galax event, but musicians at The Maury River Fiddler's Convention in Buena Vista say that doesn't matter to them.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 2:30:12]
[INQ=You can take a look...]

((YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK, MY FINGERS GOT A LITTLE BIT SORE, BUT WHAT REALLY HURTS IS MY GRINNING MUSCLES... BUT IT'S ALRIGHT, I'LL GET OVER IT.))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUTQ=I'll get over it.]

This is the tenth year for the event in Buena Vista, and from humble beginnings the festival now attracts more than 50 bands and between 5 and 6 thousand people. And while the prizes are won on the stage, bragging rights are won in the parking lot where you can hear fingers flying over the frets of all kinds of instruments around the clock.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 2:49:29]
[INQ=Well just getting with...]

((BILL BLACKWELL; WELL JUST GETTING WITH THE PEOPLE YOU'VE MET BEFORE AND MEETING NEW FRIENDS, PLAYING MUSIC, JUST BEING HERE IN THE MOUNTAINS AND HAVING A GOOD TIME.))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUTQ=having a good time.]
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 2:26:10]
[INQ=They get here...]

((KIM AUSTIN/FIDDLER'S CONVENTION CO-CHAIR; THEY GET HERE AND THEY REALLY ENJOY CAMPING AND JAMMING IN THE CAMPGROUNDS, THAT'S WHERE YOU HEAR SOME GOOD MUSIC, ESPECIALLY LATE AT NIGHT. BUT WE DO HAVE A GOOD PERFORMANCE ON STAGE, ESPECIALLY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS WE HAVE THE BAND COMPETITION, AND THEN THE INDIVIDUAL FLAT-FOOT AND FOLK SONG.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUTQ=flat foot and folk song.]

Musicians say it doesn't matter whether you are jamming with a five piece band, or just picking out a tune on a lazy summer day, bluegrass music just sounds better than silence.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 2:50:27]
[INQ=nat sound]
[RUNS= 6]
[OUTQ=nat sound finish]

Richard Lesko News 7, Buena Vista.))
[joy toss to bump]

[Tyson-Arrest]


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


Mike Tyson is fighting again --and this time it's not inside the ring.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


The boxer was arrested early this morning for a brawl with two men outside a Brooklyn hotel.
He was charged with assault and disorderly conduct. Authorities are not sure what started the fight but Tyson was treated for minor cuts to his hands. Police say the two men apparently used some type of pole against him. They were also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
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[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[roll cold out of the open]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... Another A-C-C conference call leaves Tech wondering if they will be included in the expansion.
(------------)

And an NFL player joins the battle to save Victory Stadium instead of replacing it.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[11Tech-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=ejo/jja]
[TAPE#=03-24 26:44]
[GRAPHIC=ACC/Big East]

For now, it seems the only thing that is for certain in the ACC expansion is that nothing is for certain. Yesterday, ACC presidents had their fourth conference call in eleven days and like the rest, this one ended with no decision.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[NO SUPER]
That leaves Virginia Tech still wondering whether it'll receive an invitation to join the conference. The A-C-C released a statement after yesterday's conference call.
It says in part, the conference "moved closer to the completion of the expansion process", and A-C-C presidents "made progress that will enable the conference to reach its goal of concluding this process by the end of this month."
[Super=03-Roanoke;]


Former Tech player Lee Suggs was in Roanoke this weekend. He says he doesn't see why any Big East Teams would leave in the first place.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:01]
[IN Q=]

((LEE SUGGS/FORMER TECH PLAYER: PERSONALLY I THINK THE BIG EAST IS BETTER THAN THE ACC, MIAMI AND TECH WIL BE ANOTHER BIG EAST. THEY'LL PROBABLY BE PLAYING FOR THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIP EVERY YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Former Virginia Tech Football Player;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=ACC Championship every year.]
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[vo-nat]
Suggs did say if Syracuse, Boston College and Miami go, then Tech should go too.
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[11ITT-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-19 49:21]
[GRAPHIC=ITT Nightvision]


Nearly 600 ITT Night Vision workers are on strike. This comes afer weeks of contract negotiations failed. As Jennifer Wishon reports, workers say they're not greedy -- they just want a fair shake.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats of strikers]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Bush/Striking Employee; :13]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Edwards/Striking Employee; :29]
[SUPER=01-Lee Dillon/Union President; :57]
[SUPER=01-Richard Wilner/Striking Employee; 1:30]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Roanoke County]


((((Nats of striker)) Union workers of the Local 162 are hourly employees of ITT Night Vision. They say they're striking to in hopes of gaining some respect from their employer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT4:03:29]
[IN Q=Been there 25 years]
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=unreasonable]

Saturday afternoon around 3:00 the union took a private ballot vote. 94 percent voted in favor of striking.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:05:02]
[IN Q=We want the same]
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=what they were offered]

When ITT learned about the strike they agreed to re-open negotiations. Union leaders say both sides agreed on a cooling off period. ((Nats of strikers)) In the mean time workers will continue to strike. But they don't feel their demands are unreasonable.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:41:03]
[IN Q=We have members]

((LEE DILLON/UNION PRESIDENT: WE HAVE MEMBERS IN THE UNIT WHO WORK FOR ITT HERE IN ROANOKE WHO HAVE WORKED FOR THE COMPANY FORTY YEARS OR MORE, THEY HAVEN'T COLLECTED ANY PENSION BENEFITS FOR THE LAST SIX YEARS.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=last six years]

At the very least, Dillon says they'd like to have the amount of their monthly pension increased to the average rate.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:40:25:12]
[IN Q=We have insurance]

((LEE DILLON/UNION PRESIDENT: WE HAVE INSURANCE THAT'S PRETTY GOOD INSURANCE BUT THE PRICE KEEPS GOING UP, UP, UP, IT EATS UP OUR YEARLY INCREASES.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=our yearly increases]

Along with affordable insurance, workers would like to see a wage increase, reasonable vacation time and no more mandatory overtime.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:11:17]
[IN Q=When your family]
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=real fun at all]

ITT released a statement Saturday afternoon. It says although bargaining unit employees have elected to strike, ITT's business operations will proceed as normal. They also say they'll continue to negotiate and work towards a solution. ((Quick Nat burst)) And until that solution is found, union members say they'll continue to strike. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke County.))







[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up - He's been carrying precious cargo for five decades and he pulls out all the stops to keep kids safe.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and -
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

This is one dog-on odd wedding - We'll tell you about that a little later.
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[Lotto] [Break]

[Profile-Open]


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


Imagine doing the same job for fifty years. Not a pleasant thought? For one local man, its been the ride of his life. News 7's Rachel Cannon has his story in this week's Virginia Profile.
(////////SOT///////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=Profile]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]

[wipe wipe wipe]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carlton Brooks/Franklin Co. Bus Driver; :18-QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Donna Carter/Franklin Co. Transportation Director; :32]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; :39]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Franklin County.]

(( NATS HIM DRIVING 02:41:09 RADIO SOUNDS TOO ALSO CUT TO STEERING WHEEL 02:41:22 Carlton Brooks took the helm of a school bus at age 16. In today's world, he would be riding, not driving one. But it was 19-52 and Brooks wanted a good, steady job.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:24:26]
[IN Q=it takes ]

((CARLTON BROOKS/FRANKLIN CO. BUS DRIVER; IT TAKES PATIENCE, IT TAKES SKILL.))
[OUT Q=SKILL.]


Now age 67, he's parking it for good. After three routes and nine buses, his goal of 50-years of service is met. NATS 02:29:34 "LAUGHING, KISSING."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:30:18]
[IN Q=WE LOBVE]

((DONNA CARTER/FRANKLIN CO. TRANSPORTATION DIR.; WE LOVE CARLTON WE'RE GOING TO MISS HIM, HE'S STARTING A NEW CHAPTER IN HIS LIFE IT IS THE FIRST IN FRANKLIN COUNTY FOR 50-YEARS.))
[OUT Q=50-YEARS.]

Over those years, Brooks says the job has changed. Buses became more modern and kids, maybe, a little more rowdy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:23:59]
[IN Q=one of the]

((ONE OF THE STUDENTS SET ONE OF THE GIRL'S HAIR ON FIRE WITH A CIGARETTE LIGHTER ONE TIME THAT WAS A LITTLE BIT EXCITING FOR A LITTLE BIT BUT IT ALL WORKED OUT. ))
[OUT Q=WORKED OUT.]

Brooks says seeing the community grow up has been the best part. And now he'll spend retirement watching his family do the same.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 02:22:09]
[IN Q=spend more]

((SPEND MORE TIME WITH MY GRANDCHILDREN AND I CAN DO SOME THINGS THAT I'VE BEEN WANTING TO.))
[OUT Q=WANTING TO.]

On no one's schedule but his own. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Franklin County.))







[Dog-Wedding]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


One Indian girl's husband is a REAL dog.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Bengal, India]


While they didn't exchange vows --this nine year old was joined in matrimony earlier this month to this dog.
A priest told her guardians it would ward off bad spirits. Her guardians were concerned because her gums used to bleed which they considered to be an evil sign.
The wedding ceremony consisted of religious chants and was conducted in accordance with ancient traditions.
This practice is not uncommon in the girl's community. There is also a ritual that when a girl is born and the first teeth come out, she is married to either a dog or a moss plant. (------------) The nine year old is free to marry a man when she's older.