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[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Jennifer Short and her family should have been celebrating her 10th birthday - instead police are searching for the family's murderer.
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And more than a hundred decendants of Thomas Jefferson gather for a family reunion of their own. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Short-Investigation]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-24 44:25]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]

What should be a day of celebration is instead another day a murder remains unsolved.
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[VO-NAT]

Jennifer Short would have been ten- years- old today. Her parents, Michael and Mary Short, were found murdered in their
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Oak Level home last August. Jennifer was kidnapped. Her body was later discovered in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Captain Kimmie Nester says at least eight investigators from both Henry and Rockingham counties continue working on the case full time. They also receive occasional assistance from state police and the F-B-I. He says physical evidence from the case has been overwhelming for the Roanoke crime lab. It could be a year or more before they get results from all tests.
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If you have any information on the case you're asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's Office.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]

A reward totaling more than 42- thousand dollars remains.



[11Shallenberger]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC23:46]
[GRAPHIC=Sentencing]

The second of two gunmen in a Pittsylvania County murder for hire scheme will spend the rest of his life in prison.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham]


22-year-old Matthew Jesse Shallenberger pleaded guilty to helping gun down C.J. and Julian Lewis last October.
Julian Lewis' wife hired Shallenberger and Rodney Fuller to kill the men so she could collect the insurance money.

Because Fuller cut a deal to get life in prison, a judge yesterday said he couldn't give Shallenberger the death penalty.
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[SOT 14:28:43//14:24:10]
[IN Q=If you could]

((DAVID GRIMES/PROSECUTOR: IF YOU COULD MEASURE A LESSER DEGREE OF EVIL AMONG THE THREE OF THEM, OUR MEASUREMENT WAS THAT BY SOME DEGREE THAT WAS FULLER. IF I HAD THE CASE TO TRY AGAIN, I WOULD SAY THAT WITHOUT RODNEY FULLER'S TESTIMONY WE WOULD NOT EVER HAVE HAD GUILTY PLEAS.)) ((CHRIS KOWALCZUK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IF YOU'RE GOING TO GIVE ONE SHOOTER LIFE IN PRISON, AND IF THAT SHOOTER BEARS THE SAME CULPABILITY AS MR. SHALLENBERGER, WHICH IN OUR VIEW HE DOES, THEN IT IS APPROPRIATE FOR BOTH SHOOTERS TO GET THE SAME SENTENCE.))
[SUPER=01-David Grimes/Prosecutor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Kowalczuk/Defense Attorney; :16]
[RUNS=27]
[OUT Q=get the same sentence.]
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[VO-NAT]


Teresa Lewis also pleaded guilty, but DID receive the death penalty for orchestrating the crime.
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[11Lynchburg-Rally]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC20:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Honking your horn in Lynchburg to show support of American troops is breaking the law.
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[SOT]

((NAT BEEPING))
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]
[RUNS=:02]
[OUTQ=NAT BEEPING]
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[VO-NAT :18]

Steve Bozeman and military vets gather downtown for one hour a week to exhibit pride in the nation's military. During this, their 85th week, they changed the wording on their sign. Drivers once urged to honk are now warned that doing so breaks Virginia law. But Bozeman doesn't mind.
(///// SOT at :18 /////)
[SOT 9:07:15-9:07:28]
[IN Q=It still gets my message across...]

((STEVE BOZEMAN/DEMONSTRATOR: IT STILL GETS MY MESSAGE ACROSS, OUR MESSAGE ACROSS THAT WE STILL WANT SUPPORT FOR TROOPS TO BE WELL-KNOWN DOWN HERE IN LYNCHBURG. REPORTER: SO, DOES THAT SIGN COVER YOU FROM ANY KIND OF LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY? BOZEMAN: ABSOLUTELY.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Bozeman/Demonstrator;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=any kind of legal responsibility? Absolutely.]
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[VO-NAT :13]

A lawyer who works nearby called attention to the ordinance. Lynchburg Police Chief Charles Bennett agrees the practice is illegal but says ticketing every person who honks unlawfully would not be the best use of the department's resources.
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[11Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC53:31]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]

Victory Stadium preservationists say the city of Roanoke has broken an old promise.
It all centers around an agreement the City made with Norfolk and Western about the property 62 years ago.
Marya Jones has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Back in 1941]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision; :27]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager; :55]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Roanoke.]

(( Back in 1941, Norfolk and Western gave this land to Roanoke under an agreement.
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[SOT 18:30:16]

(( IT REALLY NEEDS TO BE LIVED UP TO NOW.)) [RUNS:03]
An agreement Brian Wishneff and some Victory Stadium preservationists say the city isn't following.
The deed, signed by Roanoke officials AND Norfolk and Western, says the land can only be used for "stadium, armory, park and recreational purposes" ... and that the city has to maintain it.
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[sot 18:29:03]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF: CLEAR TO US THAT IT HASN'T BEEN MAINTAINED PHYSICALLY LIKE IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN. AND THEN IN TERMS OF FUTURE USE. OBVIOUSLY YOU WOULDN'T BE BUILDING A NEW STADIUM IF YOUR INTENT WAS TO MAINTAIN IT. )) [RUNS:15]
A new stadium and amphitheater near the Roanoke Civic Center are moving forward.
But no decision has been made on the fate of Victory Stadium.
And city manager Darlene Burcham says Roanoke has stuck to the 1941 agreement.
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[SOT 18:38:57]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/CITY MANAGER: IT WOULD BE THE WRITERS OF THE COVENANTS WHO WOULD HAVE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THE CITY'S IN VIOLATION AND WE DON'T BELIEVE WE ARE AND WE CERTAINLY HAVEN'T BEEN TOLD WE ARE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM BY NORFOLK SOUTHERN. )) [RUNS:11]
Norfolk Southern says the city hasn't approached it about other uses for the stadium property ... but that it's open to discussion.
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke.))

[Jefferson-Reunion]


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


They weren't allowed to join the Monticello Association or attend the yearly family reunion with other descendants of Thomas Jefferson, so this weekend they held their own gathering.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


More than 170 descendants of Sally Hemings, a slave that Thomas Jefferson fathered children with, met for the first time at Monticello.
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[SOT:43]
[IN Q=What we really wanted to do was be with]

((WHAT WE REALLY WANTED TO DO WAS BE WITH FAMILY AND CONTACT AS MANY FAMILY MEMBERS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AS WE COULD TO SHARE LOVE AND HARMONY AND GET TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER AFTER ALL OF THESE YEARS))
[SUPER=01-Connie Richardson/Descendant]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=after all of these years]
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[VO-NAT]


Years of controversy of whether Jefferson actually fathered children with Hemings still remains despite a DNA test that proved Hemings youngest son was in the fact the son of Thomas Jefferson.
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[SOT1:10]
[IN Q=I don't think the controversy will ever]

((I DON'T THINK THE CONTROVERSY WILL EVER DIE. PEOPLE WILL KEEP THEIR OPINIONS THAT HOLD THEM STRONGLY AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT PROOF IS PUT BEFORE THEM THEY WILL MAINTAIN WHAT THEY BELIEVE))
[SUPER=01-Julia Westinen/Descendant]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=maintain what they believe]
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[VO-NAT]


The Hemings descendants plan to hold a special memorial on the final day of the reunion at a slave cemetery on Monticello.
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[JOY ONE SHOT]
For those living with juvenile diabetes -- a cure couldn't come soon enough. They must live with daily insulin injections and the risk of other health complications. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Wood/Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation]


That's why the Greater Blue Ridge Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is hoping give researchers a boost in finding a cure.
Here to tell us more is Bruce Wood.
1-TELL ABOUT GOLF TOURNAMENT AND AUCTION
2-WHY SO IMPORTANT TO FIND A CURE
3-WHAT IS IT LIKE TO LIVE DIABETES
4- WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATUS OF DIABETES RESEARCH

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The Golf Tournament and Auction will be held August 3, 4, 5. For more information you can contact Bruce Wood at 540-366-1614.
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Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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[Cherry-Orchard]


[ANCHOR=Brent @ Wx center - sitting]
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The biggest cherry orchard this side of New York hides on a hillside in Patrick County. But, after more than 90-years of bearing fruit, Levering Orchard is producing something new: live theater. Shannon Young spotlights the stage in this week's Time Off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Oh, my glorious orchard.]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Levering/Levering Orchard; :25]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Andrews/Actress; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Roger Wooten/Actor; 1:44]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 2:15]
[RUNS=2:23]
[OUT Q=STD]



(([SOT 9:49:08 - 9:49:15]
[IN Q=Oh, my glorious orchard...]

((OH, MY GLORIOUS ORCHARD, ALL THOSE WHITE BLOSSOMS AND THAT BLUE SKY.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=and that blue sky.]

There's more growing on this Patrick County land than fruit. In a small clearing on a primitive stage, The Cherry Orchard Theatre is blossoming. Owner Frank Levering says the unlikely development stemmed from a fire that destroyed the family homestead.
[SOT 9:44:23 - 9:44:42]
[IN Q=And I decided I was gonna do a play...]

((FRANK LEVERING/LEVERING ORCHARD: AND I DECIDED I WAS GONNA DO A PLAY BEFORE I TORE IT DOWN TO HONOR THEIR LIVES AND THE WHOLE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE AND WE DID THAT PLAY OUTSIDE IN THE YARD AND HAD SUCH AN INCREDIBLE TIME WITH IT THAT WE KEPT DOING MORE THEATER.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=that we kept doing more theater.]

It's been five years now and, despite the challenges that often crop up, the former screenwriter says the combination of natural setting and live performance is magic.
[SOT 9:46:14 - 9:46:27]
[IN Q=There's a little bunny rabbit...]

((FRANK LEVERING: THERE'S A LITTLE BUNNY RABBIT THAT HOPS THROUGH THER AUDIENCE EVERY NIGHT, YOU CAN HEAR WHIPPORWHILS AND OWLS CALLING AND THEN AT THE SAME TIME YOU'RE WATCHING REAL ACTORS PERFORM.)) [RU:13]
[OUT Q=watching real actors perform.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 9:56:18 - 9:56:21]
[IN Q=My character is...]

((SHARON ANDREWS/ACTOR, "THE CHERRY ORCHARD": MY CHARACTER IS A RUSSIAN ARISTOCRAT.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=a russion aristocrat.]

Sharon Andrews is one of twelve actors who travels from as far away as Winston-Salem for the opportunity to bring to life the aptly named Anton Chekhov play, "The Cherry Orchard".
[SOT 10:00:00 - 10:00:19]
[IN Q=The audience can sit here...]

((SHARON ANDREWS/ACTOR, "THE CHERRY ORCHARD": THE AUDIENCE CAN SIT HERE AND, WHETHER WHAT GOES ON ON STAGE IS LOGICAL TO THE ENVIORNMENT, THEY'RE STILL LOOKING OUT THERE AND LISTENING TO US TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES OF LAND AND GROUNDEDNESS AND THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT THAT THAT KIND OF TRANSCENDS.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=about that that kind of trancends.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 9:58:59 - 9:59:17]
[IN Q=There was one night when her daughter...]

((ROGER WOOTEN/ACTOR, "THE CHERRY ORCHARD": THERE WAS ONE NIGHT WHEN HER DAUGHTER HAS A LINE, "AND LISTEN TO THE ORIOLES SING", AND THERE MUST HAVE BEEN 500 BIRDS OUT HERE JUST WARBLING AWAY AND IT GIVES YOU GOOSE BUMPS BECAUSE YOU'RE SUDDENLY GOING, IT'S REALLY HAPPENING.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=it's really happening.]

And you can be part of the experience. Pack a picnic dinner and a lawn chair, and always be prepared, as the actors are, for the unexpected.
[SOT 9:54:54 9:54:58]
[IN Q=It's bizarre but...]

((ROGER WOOTEN: IT'S BIZARRE BUT IT'S A WONDERFUL, POSITIVE KIND OF BIZARRE.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=positive kind of bizarre.]

You have until the end of September to find out just how sweet the Cherry Orchard Theater can be. Shannon Young, News 7, Patrick County.))
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[ANCHOR =Brent]

[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS WX MONITOR] Starting next weekend The Cherry Orchard Theatre will offer music, storytelling and poetry with more plays starting up in August.
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For more information log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... The C-I-A takes the blame for misinformation given in the State of the Union address.
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And some Alleghany County residents may soon be able to drink water straight from the faucet.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Iraq-Uranium]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=WAr with Iraq]


It's been called a major error -- an accusation President Bush made in his State of the Union Address -regarding Saddam Hussein.
As Teri Okita reports Democrats are now calling for a full investigation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=CIA Director George Tenet]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Durbin/(D) Illinois; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;1:09]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.]

(( CIA DIRECTOR GEORGE TENET SAYS HIS AGENCY IS TAKING FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR FALSE INFORMATION DELIVERED IN PRESIDENT BUSH'S STATE-OF-THE-UNION ADDRESS. THE PRESIDENT TOLD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IRAQ TRIED TO BUY URANIUM FROM NIGER. THAT WAS WRONG -- AND IN A STATEMENT ISSUED LATE FRIDAY -- TENET SAID THOSE WORDS SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN THE SPEECH.
TENET'S PUBLIC ADMISSION CAME AFTER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR, CONDOLEZZA RICE, AND THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF BLAMED THE C-I-A FOR THE FOUL-UP ... DURING A STOP IN AFRICA.

SOT: (Bush) I gave a speech to the nation that was cleared by the

intelligence services, and it was a speech that detailed to the American people the dangers posed to the American people, the dangers posed by the Saddam Hussein regime.
TRACK: THE WHITE HOUSE USED THE ACCUSATIONS AS A RALLYING POINT FOR WAR, BUT NOW ADMITS THE INFORMATION WAS WRONG BASED ON FAULTY BRITISH INTELLIGENCE. NEVERTHELESS, TOP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN ON PARADE IN RECENT DAYS DEFENDING THEMSELVES AGAINST CHARGES THEY MISLED THE PUBLIC.
TRACK: STILL, DEMOCRATS ARE CALLING FOR A FULL INVESTIGATION.

(Super: Sen. Richard Durbin/D-Illinois)

It's the credibility of the White House on issues of gravest importance involving national security.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: Republicans claim it s nothing more than a media-driven, diversionary tactic one that s keeps shadowing the President on the international stage. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington .))


[11Project-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC1:03:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some students across the Commonwealth are using their summer break to pass the SOL's.
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[VO-NAT :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Lawrenceville;]

Targeted teaching in reading, writing and algebra is proving successful for students who need to pass tests for graduation. Summer academies are part of an educational model Governor Warner is proposing we use all around the state. Two-thirds of students have passed their tests thanks to the program.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:05:40]
[IN Q=this isn't just about students]

((JO LYNNE DEMARY/SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION; THIS ISN'T JUST ABOUT SUDENTS PASSING TESTS ... COMPLETE THEIR EDUCATION.))
[SUPER=01-Jo Lynne DeMary/Superintendent of Public Instruction;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=complete their education.]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=None]

There is no limit on how many times a student can retake a test to graduate.

[11Lewis-Clark]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC53:50]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis & Clark]


Hundreds of artificants used and discovered on the Lewis and Clark expedition are on display.
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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


And this year is your only chance to get an up close look at the items now featured at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond.
They include journal entries, plant samples the two Virginians' found along the way and Lewis' famous air rifle.
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[SOT ::]
[IN Q=IT WAS NOT FIRED WITH GUN]

((JIM KELLEY/VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY: IT WAS NOT FIRED WITH GUN POWDER, BUT THROUGH COMPRESSED AIR THAT YOU GOT BY PUMPING IT UP, SORT OF LIKE PUMPING A BICYCLE TIRE. AND IT COULD FIRE WITHOUT MAKING ANY NOISE AND WITHOUT THE USE OF GUNPOWDER SO THE INDIANS THOUGHT IT WAS MAGIC. THAT'S IN THE EXHIBITION HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Kelley/Virginia Historical Society]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=IN THE EXHIBITION HERE.]
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[VO-NAT]


It is the only Lewis and Clark exhibition to visit Virginia.
It runs through the end of the year.
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[11Alleghany-Water]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC1:34:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Residents in one Alleghany County community may soon be able to tap into their water supply without worrying about contamination.
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[VO-NAT - :19]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

About 170 customers of the Valley Ridge Water Company have had a boil water notice on their tap water for more than three weeks. Now, the county is stepping in, drawing water from a little-used well nearby. County officials say they are glad to have negotiated an agreement with the owner of the waterworks, Doodlebug Dressler.
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[SOT - 2:12:32]
[INQ=]

((TAMMY STEPHENSON/ALLEGHANY CO. ADMINISTRATOR; IT'S BEEN A VERY INTERESTING PROCESS. MR. DRESSLER IS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, AND HE IS THE OWNER OF THE VALLEY RIDGE WATER COMPANY, SO IT'S BEEN DIFFICULT FOR HIM, IT'S BEEN DIFFICULT FOR THE STAFF, BUT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WORK THROUGH THOSE ISSUES.))
[SUPER=01-Tammy Stephenson/Alleghany Co. Administrator;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUTQ=through those issues.]
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[VO-NAT - :14+]

The fix is only a short term one, though. In 60 days the county will reasses the agreement. After that, the county may decide to dig another well, build a water line from Clifton Forge, or buy the spring and make the neccessary improvements.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=eki]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC1:15:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]

If you are tired of all of the wet weather, you aren't alone. In fact, farmers are facing several problems with the abundance of recent rains. But as Intern Reporter Elyce Kirchner tells us, many remain optimistic this will be a successful season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You might get it]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;:09]
[SUPER=01-Joe Looney/Hay Farmer;:18]
[SUPER=01-Elyce Kirchner/Reporting;:28]
[SUPER=01-Raymond Walter/Walter's Greenhouse;:47]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=EK New 7 Roanoke]

(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND 15:03:54 -15:04:00]
[IN Q=You might get it up.]

((YOU MIGHT GET IT UP, YOU MIGHT NOT BUT WE WAS LUCKY THIS YEAR))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=was lucky this year.]


This year is challenging for Craig County farmer Joe Looney.
But after weeks of nonstop rain, things are looking brighter.
Some sun is allowing farmers to finally work their fields and their crops are showing it.
[SOT 15:01:12-15:01:21]
[IN Q=The quality of hay.]

((THE QUALITY OF HAY I THINK IT WAS GOOD BECAUSE I GOT MINE IN BEFORE IT REALLY STARTED GOING DOWN HILL))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q= started going down hill.]



[SOT 15:00:55-15:01:07]
((BUT SOTS))
[IN Q= I can cut the]

((I CAN CUT THE DAYS I WANT TO IF THE WEATHER IS PERMITTING. I DON'T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE WEEKEND BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE FOR THESE POOR FELLOWS WHO'S FARMING ON THE WEEKENDS. ITS BEEN TOUGH ON THEM.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q= its been tough on them.]


It's also been tough on Raymond Walters.
He has operated Walter's Greenhouse for 17 years.
His family is a familiar presence on the city market, but the weather is not helping their sales.
[SOT 17:09:19-17:09:23]
[IN Q= This year the rain.]

((THIS YEAR THE RAIN PREVENTED PEOPLE FROM PLANTING. ))
[RUN= :04]
[OUT Q=prevented people from planting]


Walters is lucky in the sense that a greenhouse controls its environment.
But consumers are ruled by the weather. ((NAT BURST 3 SECONDS CUSTOMER BUYING FLOWERS))
Although their livelihood depends on it, both farmers realize they just can't control mother nature.
[SOT 17:11:51-17:12:02]
[IN Q=Well, just be thankful]

((WELL, JUST BE THANKFUL FOR THE RAIN TO ALLEVIATE THE DROUGHT. BUT WE DON'T NEED TWO EXTREMES. IF WE TALK TO THAT GUY UP THERE NEXT YEAR. WELL, I'D SAY TO HIM MODERATION, PLEASE.))
[RUN= :13]
[OUT Q=to him moderation, please. ]
((BUTT SOTS ))
[SOT 15:02:31-15:02:35]
[IN Q=But this is just]

((BUT THIS IS JUST A LIFE OF A FARMER))
[RUN= :04]
[OUT Q=life of a farmer.]


And there is always next harvest. Elyce Kirchner News 7 Roanoke))

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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[BOTH MICS HOT] Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning, We'll hear more from a West African drum group performing tonight at the Jefferson Center -
[ANCHOR=Brent]
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[VO-NAT]

And - He's back - and this time he has to take on some real girl power. We'll have more on T3 after the break.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=Biz Review ]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]

Making a pledge for fair airfare and a Henry County controversy heats up. 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-Roanoke; :19]
[SUPER=@Smith; :30]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :42]
[SUPER=01-Linda Bates/Concerned Resident; :53]
[SUPER=01-Larry McDorman/Tire Energy Corporation President; 1:08]
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[OUT Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]


(( [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] This week review....
[TAPE#=03-25 TC54:59]

The effort to bring a low cost airline to Roanoke Regional is taking off. Talks with a low cost carrier are beginning now that officials have collected almost 2-million dollars in travel pledges. A pledge means a business will commit 50-percent of its air travel budget on Air Tran if it came to the airport.
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[SOT 00:30:00]
[IN Q=it's an]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR; IT'S AN OBVIOUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TOOL THAT DOESN'T REALLY COST ANYONE YOU'RE ONLY PLEDGING TO DO BUSINESS WITH SOMEONE WHO IS OFFERING TO SELL YOU A PRODUCT AT A LOWER PRICE.))
[OUT Q=LOWER PRICE]

No word on how long talks will take or when Air Tran will make a final decision. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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A tire burning power plant in Martinsville is a step away from reality. But some residents are still fighting it. They believe burning tires will expose the area to harmful chemicals.
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((LINDA BATES/CONCERNED RESIDENT; WE'RE HOPING WE HAVE ENOUGH CITIZENS TO STAND UP FOR THIS COMMUNITY TO STAND UP FOR OUR AIR AND OUR WATER.))
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Larry McDorman, President of the company proposing the project, says burning tires is safe if done correctly. They will be incinerated at high temperatures to produce steam.
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((LARRY MCDORMAN/PRES. TIRE ENERGY CORP; PEOPLE HAVE A VISION THEY'RE ARE GOING LOOK AT THIS PLANT AND THAT THERE IS GOING TO BLACK SMOKE BELCHING THE DEQ WILL NEVER ALLOW THAT.))
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The rpoject needs a final permit from the Department of Environmental Quality. There is a public hearing for the project at 7 p-m on Monday at the Henry County Administration Building. For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))



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By the time we grow up, most of us have put away the things that once fascinated us so much in our childhood.
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But Bev Fitzpatrick has managed to balance a full schedule of public and private interests while continuing to pursue the passion that consumed him as a kid.
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((BEFORE I CAME TO FERRUM IN ITS JUNIOR COLLEGE DAYS, I THOUGHT I MIGHT BE A TRUCK DRIVER.))
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The secret life of Ferrum Vice President and Roanoke City councilman Bev Fitzpatrick...
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[take 9156essC] coming up on this week's Virginia Profile tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning. (------------)