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[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Virginia Tech's president discusses the Big east and A-C-C expansion.
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[ANCHOR=JOY]

[ON CAM] And Henry County Police are looking for a man who assualted a police officer. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Officer-Assault]


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


The Henry County Sheriff's office is searching for a man involved in an attack on a deputy.
30 year old Matthew Dean Wyatt of Rocky Mount is charged with eluding police and assaulting a police officer.
Authorities say Wyatt tried to hit a deputy trying to stop him at traffic check. He then fled onto the Bassett Heights extension where he struck a residence and went down an embankment before taking off on foot.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's Department.




[AM-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Shooting]


A bank robbery in rural central Virginia yesterday leads to a police chase and deadly shootout.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte Co./Yesterday]


It all start when a masked gunman entered a Charlotte County bank and demanded money.
Sheriff deputies responed to the robbery where the first of several shots were fired.
The suspect then fled down Route 40 to the home of John Lee and Frances Epperson.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=He came in the front]

((FRANCES EPPERSON/ROBBERY VICTIM: HE CAME IN THE FRONT DOOR AND OUR DOOR WAS SHUT AND HE SAID OPEN THE DOOR AND MY HUSBAND SAID NO, ABOUT THAT TIME HE CUT LOOSE SHOOTING.))
[SUPER=01-Frances Epperson/Robbery Victim;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=cut loose shooting]
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[VO-NAT]


The gun man eventually made his way in the house where he took the couple's car keys and fled once again.
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;]


Authorities eventually caught up with him in Campbell County.
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[SOT1:55:17]
[IN Q=He shot at us]

((HE SHOT AT US. WE YELLED FOR HIM TO GET OUT OF THE CAR. WE RETURNED FIRE, HE RETURNED FIRE TO US, BACK AND FORTH FOR SEVERAL MINUTES AND FINALLY IT WAS OVER))
[SUPER=01-T. D. Jones/Charlotte Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=finally it was over]
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[VO-NAT]


The robbery suspect was killed in the shootout. At this point authorities have not identified the man.
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[11Tech-BOV]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC48:02]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors will soon get some new faces.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape]


Governor Mark Warner has appointed Tech graduate Michael Anzilotti to replace current member Donald Johnson.
Sandra Stiner Lowe who is an African American woman will take William Latham's place.
James Severt of Martinsville will replace Beverly Sgro (Skroh).
The three who are being replaced were appointed under Republican governors.
There is one other appointment, Hermant Kanakia - who is Indian - will replace Bruce Smith who resigned from the board a few weeks ago.
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[PKG-Tech-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC 49:17]
[GRAPHIC=Tech/ACC]


It is just a matter of a few finishing touches.
Athletic Director Jim Weaver says there is no question that Virginia Tech will accept the A-C-C's invitation to join the conference.
But he is unsure when the necessary paperwork will be completed to make it official.
Meantime, Virginia Tech's president is speaking out.
Justin McLeod has more on that part of the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=10-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President/Wednesday; 1:07 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=@jUSTIN1; 2:00]
[RUNS=2:06]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF FOOTBALL PLAYING))
Football season is still months away and already the university and its team are tackling a potential problem. [QUOTE]
In a statement released Friday night, President Steger says quote Coach Beamer advised me that simply the uncertainty of the future of the BIG EAST is negatively affecting football recruiting.
Steger goes on to say failing to join a viable conference could result in millions of dollars in lost revenue each year.
Steger believes that could lead to a 300 percent increase in student fees as well as cuts to several sports teams.
It could also result in significant problems with compliance with Title IX programs for women athletes. ((NAT SOUND OF VOTE 3:28:06))
Long before Tech's Board of Visitors agreed to start negotiating with the ACC, Steger says he was as surprised as anyone by the expansion process. [QUOTE]
He says quote we made clear that our first preference was to keep the BIG EAST intact, but if ACC expansion was inevitable, Virginia Tech would be a good fit.
[SOT 3:32:56]
[IN Q=We have a lot]

((CHARLES STEGER: WE HAVE A LOT TIES WITH THESE SCHOOLS AND WE THINK THIS WILL ENHANCE THOSE RELATIONSHIPS.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=those relationships]


Steger didn't always see it that way.
When the original ACC expansion plan excluded Virgina Tech, Steger told reporters on June 8th that if Virginia Tech received an offer today, we would not accept it.
In his statement, [QUOTE] Steger defends those comments saying quote the context of that discussion is now lost, but at the time we truly thought that would be the appropriate course of action.
Things changed Tuesday evening when Steger says he got a call from Commissioner Swofford inviting Tech to begin discussions.
The next day, Tech's Board of Visitors uniamously agreed to begin negotiations.
[SOT 3:34:49]
[IN Q=Based on the action]

((CHARLES STEGER: BASED ON THE ACTION OF THE BOARD, WE WOULD BE INCLINED TO ACCEPT IT CONTIGENT ON ALL THE APPROPIATE NEGOTIATIONS.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=APPROPIATE NEGOTIATIONS]


Those negotiations appear to be over but now we're waiting on Miami.
The university of Miami will announce its decision Monday on whether to join the Atlantic Coast Conference or remain in the Big East.
Justin McLeod, News 7.))

[Homestead-Creamery]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Weekend]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off 4 1:03:44]
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The next time you run out for a gallon of milk consider making a day of it. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to the Homestead Creamery, where running an errand can be an enriching experience.
[SOT]
[IN Q=nats - If success could be bottled it might look something like this.]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co; :09]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Beckner/Homestead Creamery General Manager; :19]
[SUPER=01-Ed Switzer/Homestead Creamery Store Manager; 1:08]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:35]
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[OUT Q=STD]



(([SOT 15:51:16 - 15:51:19 close-up filling bottles]
[RUNS=:03]

If success could be bottled, it might look something like this. At the Homestead Creamery, milk, fresh from two Franklin County dairies, is processed and put up for sale within hours.
[SOT 15:28:23 - 15:28:39]
[IN Q=the ultimate goal for us...]

((JEFF BECKNER/HOMESTEAD CREAMERY GENERAL MANAGER: THE ULTIMATE GOAL FOR US IS TO RECEIVE THE MILK, COWS ARE MILKED ONE DAY, WE PICK IT UP THAT NIGHT, BRING IT INTO THE PLANT THAT NIGHT, PROCESS IT INTO THE BOTTLE THE NEXT DAY AND IT HITS THE STORE SHELVES THE FOLLOWING DAY.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=store shelves the following day.]

In it's three years of operation, the Creamery's set itself apart from competitors. Glass bottles appeal to the earth conscious and the nostalgic and a higher percentage of butterfat appeals to the pallet. General Manager Jeff Buckner says the secret lies in high standards and high tech equipment.
[SOT 15:36:06 - 15:36:20]
[IN Q=We've got two fill nozzles...]

((JEFF BECKNER: WE'VE GOT TWO FILL NOZZLES HERE FILLING THE MILK, THEY GO DOWN THE LINE TO THE CAPPING MACHINE, CAPS COME OUT FROM DOWN HERE, THE VACCUM SUCKS 'EM ON, FLIPS 'EM OVER AND SQUASHES IT DOWN ON THE BOTTLE.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=squashes it down on the bottle.]

Call ahead for a tour or just stop by for a taste.
[SOT 15:48:05 - 15:48:09]
[IN Q=It's a retail store...]

((ED SWITZER/HOMESTEAD CREAMERY STORE MANAGER: IT'S A RETAIL STORE. WE TRY TO KEEP EVERYTHING STOCKED FRESH DAILY. WE ROTATE OUR MILKS.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=We rotate our milks.]

Which also come in strawberry, chocolate and orange cream. Pick from seven flavors of yogurt, more than a dozen kinds of ice cream and even some seasonal favorites like eggnog.


[SOT 15:42:52 - 15:42:57]
[IN Q=We run a small batch...]

((JEFF BECKNER: WE RUN A SMALL BATCH FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY THIS YEAR TO SEE HOW PEOPLE'D REACT TO IT.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=how people'd react to it.]

And if you have a suggestion for something new, spill it.
[SOT 15:48:20 - 15:48:13]
[IN Q=If you take the effort...]

((ED SWITZER: IF YOU TAKE THE EFFORT TO STOP HERE WE'RE GONNA MAKE THE EFFORT TO MAKE YOU AS HAPPY AS POSSIBLE.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=as happy as possible.]

Because, at the Homestead Creamery, it's about not only selling but becoming the cream of the crop. Shannon Young, News 7, Franklin County.))

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[TAKE WEBADDRES FS 4472ESS] For more information about the Homestead Creamery log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... A bank robbery in central Virginia turns deadly after a police chase and shootout.
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And a Texas woman is sentenced for the murder of a homeless man. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[11House-Shot]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC2:01:15]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Shooting]

A community residents describe as quite turned dangerous after a bank robbery in the Charlotte County town of Phenix.


Just after nine a-m
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte Co./Yesterday;]

Sheriff's deputies responded to the robbery where the first of several shoot-outs occurred. The suspect fled down Route 40 to the home of John Lee and Frances Epperson.
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[SOT 5:38:37]
[IN Q=He came in the front]

((FRANCES EPPERSON/ROBBERY VICTIM: HE CAME IN THE FRONT DOOR AND OUR DOOR WAS SHUT AND HE SAID OPEN THE DOOR AND MY HUSBAND SAID NO, ABOUT THAT TIME HE CUT LOOSE SHOOTING.))
[SUPER=01-Frances Epperson/Robbery Victim;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=cut loose shooting]
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[VO-NAT]

The gunman, who has not been identified, fired multiple shots through the door and eventually made his way into the house.
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[SOT 5:33:55]
[IN Q=He did not shoot]

((FRANCES EPPERSON/ROBBERY VICTIM: HE DID NOT SHOOT ONCE HE WAS INSIDE, BUT HE PULLED THE GUN ON ME TO GET THE CAR KEYS.))
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=get the car keys]
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[VO-NAT]

The suspect then fled in the Epperson's Ford Taurus.
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[WIPE TO PINNALCE MAP] As Steve Smallshaw reports, a chase ensued that led law enforcement to a final shootout in Campbell County.
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[11Chase-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#03-18 TC1:49:05]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Maxey/Campbell Co. Sheriff; :06]
[SUPER=01-T. D. Jones/Charlotte Co. Sheriff; :42]
[SUPER=01-Ann Barber/Virginia State Police; :57]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=SS, News 7, Campbell County.]
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[Windshield-Death]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales - Sentence]


A jury sentenced Chante Mallard to 50 years in prison for the murder of a homeless man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX]


Mallard was also given 10 years in prison for tampering with evidence - both sentences will be served concurrently.

The jury found the 27 year old woman guilty of murder on Thursday for allowing Gregory Biggs to bleed to death while stuck in her windshield.
Mallard hit Biggs while driving home in October of 2001 under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
She was a nurse's aid at the time.
Mallard will be eligible for parole when she is 52.

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[11Franklin-Trails]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=502-09 TC1:25:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Franklin County has visions of becoming a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Officials would like to see more trails, like the new one behind the YMCA, connecting communities throughout the county. They'll be holding a series of meetings this summer to solicit ideas from residents.
In fact, they credit public comments with kick starting the County-wide Trails Project.
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[SOT 2:22:10-2:22:22]
[IN Q=Hey, we want more...]

((SCOTT MARTIN/FRANKLIN CO. PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR: HEY, WE WANT MORE, WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO BIKE MORE, HIKE MORE, CANOE MORE. WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE? IT'S OUR NATURAL AREAS AND OPEN SPACES.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Martin/Franklin Co. Parks & Recreation Director]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=natural areas and open spaces.]
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[VO-NAT :12]

A Trails Task Force has already been created. Martin says he hopes a vision statement can be completed by October. The statement will then become part of Franklin County's comprehensive plan.
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[5-Snow-Leopards]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=503-07 tc 41:34]
[GRAPHIC=none]


If you didn't get to see the last pair of snow leopard cubs at Mill Mountain Zoo, you're in luck. The zoo's resident female surprised everyone by giving birth to two more this week.
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[SOT 2:33:45-2:33:58]
[IN Q=What happened was, Wednesday morning...]
[SUPER=01-Dave Wood/Mill Mountain Zoo Curator;]

((DAVE WOOD/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO CURATOR: WHAT HAPPENED WAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, KEEPERS WENT IN TO SHIFT THE SNOW LEOPARDS ON EXHIBIT AND WENT INTO THE HOLDING DEN THAT TASHA HAD THE NIGHT BEFORE AND THERE WERE TWO CUBS, A MALE AND FEMALE.))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=two cubs, a male and female.]
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[VO-NAT :20]

Dave Wood says he did not think Tasha was in heat. And he didn't have plans tot breed her with Boris this year. The zoo was hoping the couple would produce cubs *next year*.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 2001;]

It was just two years ago that the last snow leopard cubs were born at Mill Mountain. Niko and Maya recently left Roanoke for zoos in Ohio and South Dakota.
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[ON CAM TAG]
[ANCHOR=Joy]

The new cubs are healthy and gaining weight. The male and female are expected to go on display in August.

[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up in sports - Mike Stevens has more on Tech's new home -
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and -
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[VO-NAT]

The "Angels" may be full throttle, but is their return to the big-screen coming up short of heavenly? find out in today's movie review.
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[Lotto] [Break]

[11Telemarketing]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC57:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's happened to most everyone- just as you sit down to dinner, the dreaded telemarketing phone call.
It's clear many people are fed up.
More than 735 thousand people registered their phone numbers on the first day of the governments' Do-Not Call registry.
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[VO-NAT :18]

Since people east of the Mississippi can't register by phone until July 7th,
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Botetourt County resident Rita Slate is using the internet for do not call. She says she's annoyed at getting several telemarketing calls each day and thinks a lot of people will take advantage of the program.
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[SOT 02:25:25]
[IN Q=EVERYBODY AT]

((RITA SLATE; EVERYBODY AT WORK WAS TALKING ABOUT IT THAT THEY WERE GOING TO SIGN UP OT AS SOON AS IT COMES OUT SO THE TELEMARKETERS ARE GOING TO HAVE A HARD TIME THEY WILL PROBABLY GO OUT OF BUSINESS, A LITTLE BIT, SLOW THEM DOWN.))
[SUPER=07-Rita Slate;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=SLOW THEM DOWN.]
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[VO-NAT]

The website is so busy it was unable to process her number ... she says she will keep trying until it's done.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL] The number to call is 1-888-382-1222. You can call starting July 7th, or sign up immediately on line at the website "Do-Not Call-dot gov."
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[Biz-Review]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=Biz Review 11-02 tc 42:29 ]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]

Contract talks drag on for local workers and a look at high-tech textiles. News 7's Rachel Cannon has those stories in this week's Business Review.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :03]
[SUPER=01-Dana Dixon/Local 831 Spokesman; ::20]
[SUPER=03-Ridgeway; :44]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]

(( [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] This week review....
[TAPE#=03-31 TC11:03]

The United Steelworkers of America and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber company are still at odds over a new contract.
As talks that began in March drag on with no deal, local union leaders say what happens next, is anyone's guess.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=it's been a very]

((DANA DIXON/LOCAL 831 SPOKESMAN; IT'S BEEN A VERY COMPLEX ROUND OF NEGOTIATIONS ISSUES ARE VERY COMPLEX IT'S A LITTLE MORE TIME CONSUMING THAN USUAL BOTH SIDES SEEM TO BE LOOKING THROUGH THE ISSUES WITH A FIND TOOTH COMB TO FIND COST SAVINGS EVERYWHERE THEY CAN.))
[OUT Q=THEY CAN]

Goodyear officials say negotiations have been difficult given the company's financial standing. The two thousand union employees at the Danville plant continue to work day to day with no contract. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC3:42:15]

The future of the American textile market is in Ridgeway. While many plants are closing up shop, Nylstar (Nill-star) is a state-of the-art producer of nylon fibers. The fibers made here are turned into micro-fiber apparel by garment makers. The plant opened in 2001 and employees 250-people
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WE'RE ]

((WERE' ARE BECOMING THE EMPLOYER OF CHOICE HERE IN TOWN. ))
[OUT Q=TOWN]

[MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] [INSERT FULLSCREEN] And finally, home sales in our area continue to climb. Sales for the month of May were up 13-percent from last May and sales for the year to date are up 31-percent. For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))



[Profile-preview]


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


He literally spent his life in the church, entering the seminary when he was only fourteen years old.
Sixty years later, Bishop Walter Sullivan says he has no regrets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Sullivan celebrated his 75th birthday this month.
That's the mandatory retirement age for bishops.
Sullivan says even though he is stepping down, he plans to stay an active priest.
He says he won't miss the administrative duties of his position but will miss the people.
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[SOT 13:32:59]
[IN Q=WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME]

((BISHOP WALTER SULLIVAN: WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME JOURNEY HOPEFULLY FOR ETERNITY. THAT'S WHAT I LOVE THE BEST, LOVE BEING A PRIEST THE WHOLE SACRAMENTAL LIFE OF THE CHURCH AND BEING THERE TO HELP PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Walter F. Sullivan/Richmond Diocese Bishop]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=THERE TO HELP PEOPLE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sullivan will remain as bishop until the Pope accepts his letter of resignation which could take weeks or even years.
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[TAKE FS 9156ESSC]
We'll meet this church leader who began his calling right here in Roanoke in this week's Virginia Profile. (XXXXXXXXXX)