[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

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

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... In an effort to avoid a massive strike, Verizon and its unions resume talks this morning.
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And a Franklin County marine is welcomed home after fighting in the war in Iraq. we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]


[Verizon-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-24 tc 1:14:10]
[GRAPHIC=Verizon]


Verizon and union representatives will resume talks today to try and hammer out a new contract.
The current contract for many employees was due to expire at midnight. But last night both sides agreed to keep negotiating. Verizon also asked about 78 thousand telephone operators and technicians to report to work today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Last Night]


Verizon employees across the country hit the picket lines yesterday. Union representatives say they want job security, and guarantees for retired employees among other benefits.
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[SOT 18:51:36:03]
[IN Q=We also want to]

((GUY ANGELL/CWA LOCAL 2204 PRESIDENT: WE ALSO WANT TO KEEP OUR HEALTH CARE BENEFITS IN TACT AS IS. THE COMPANY IS WANTING TO SHIFT A LOT OF THE COSTS OF HEALTH CARE TO THE RETIREES AND TO NEW HIRES AND ALSO TO THE YOUNGER MEMBERS WHO HAVE LESS THAN TEN YEARS OF SERVICE.))
[SUPER=10-Guy Angell/CWA Local 2204 President/Yesterday;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=ten years of service]
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[VO-NAT]


A Verizon spokesman says the good news is that there has been a lot of active discussion and both sides are focusing on the key issues.
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[SOT:50]
[IN Q=Healthcare, absenteeism]

((HEALTH CARE, ABSENTEEISM, JOB SECURITY THESE ARE ALL MAJOR ISSUE NOT ONLY FOR US BUT FOR EVERY COMPANY IN THE COUNTRY. I CAN'T CHARACTERIZE EXACTLY WHERE THEY ARE AT THIS POINT BECAUSE IT IS A NEGOTIATION PROCESS. THE GOOD NEWS IS WE HAVE PEOPLE AT THE TABLE WHO ARE FOCUSING ON THESE MAJOR ISSUES AND HOPEFULLY THAT WILL RESULT IN SOMETHING))
[SUPER=10-John Bonomo/Verizon Spokesman/Last Night]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=will result in something]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Verizon says if there is a strike it does have a contingency plan in place so that it can continue to provide the best possible service to customers.

[ITT-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-20 tc 1:48:04]
[GRAPHIC=ITT Strike]


ITT Night Vision employees are heading back to work tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

That, after 69 percent of the union ratified a new contract yesterday. It includes more vacation time, caps on insurance premiums and a 54- percent increase on pensions.
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[SOT 13:46:14]
[IN Q=The tension was high]

((THE TENSION WAS HIGH, ANTICIPATION WAS UNDERSTANDABLE. ONCE WE PRESENTED THE ENTIRE PACKAGE THE MEMBERSHIP DECIDED TO RATIFY THE CONTRACT AS A PACKAGE WITH THE GIVES AND THE TAKES AND GO BACK TO WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Lee Dillon/Local 162 President;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=back to work]
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[VO-NAT]

The first shift starts back at 10 o'clock tonight. ITT released a statement and says the company is pleased with the new agreement.
[SUPER=@File;]

Union workers walked off the job six weeks ago when their previous contract expired. They say they're happy to get off the picket lines and get back to work.
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[11Pillowtex]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC-7:38]
[GRAPHIC=Pillowtex]

A group of four companies is hoping to soak up Pillowtex's assets. The group agreed to buy the failed textile giant's assets for 56 Million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Week;]

According to court documents, the companies interested in making the purchase usually re-sell the assets of bankrupt or struggling businesses. The agreement must be approved in bankruptcy court where other companies may place higher bids. Pillowtex terminated a thousand workers in Henry County and more than 6-thousand employees nationwide last week. Another 12 hundred employees across the country will lose their jobs after they help ship remaining inventory.
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[Markham]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-25 tc 1:26:14]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Homecoming]


A homecoming last night for a Franklin County marine returning from war.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]


Corporal Travis Markham fought with the 34 weapons company as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
[SUPER=03-Baghdad/April]

He was also part of the group that helped topple the statue of Saddam Hussein in April.
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[SOT4:4533]
[IN Q=That was one of the higher morale days.]

((THAT WAS ONE OF OUR HIGHER MORALE DAYS. IT WAS REALLY LOW BECAUSE IT SEEMED LIKE WE WERE GETTING NOWHERE FAST CAUSE WE KEPT HEARING RUMORS AND STUFF LIKE THAT. THEN ONCE WE FINALLY PUSHED THROUGH THE AND THE WHOLE THING CAME DOWN IT WAS LIKE A WHOLE DIFFERENT PLATOON.))
[SUPER=01-Travis Markham/U. S. Marines]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=whole different platoon.]
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[VO-NAT]


Markham brought home a piece of that history and many memories of his months in Iraq. He says many Iraqi's were receptive to U-S forces.
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[SOT 3:50]
[IN Q=It was more]

((IT WAS MORE OF A WARM WELCOME. THE PEOPLE WERE REALLY HAPPY TO SEE US OVER THERE. A LOT OF COLD DAYS, A LOT OF HOT DAY, A LOT OF SANDSTORMS))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q= a lot of sandstorms]
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[VO-NAT]


Markham says it is good to finally be home.
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[Tease#1]



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

Some area churches and volunteers are taking bids on feeding the hungry. We'll talk with the groups chairman about an upcoming event in just a few minutes. But first -
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[sot]
[IN Q=3 families, 6 patients]
[runs=14]

(( 3 FAMILIES, 6 PEOPLE AND A TRANSPLANT. I'M STACY CASE AT JOHNS HOPKINS IN BALTIMORE, SITE OF THE WORLD'S FIRST TRIPLE SWAP KIDNEY TRANSPLANT. I'LL EXPLAIN COMING UP.))
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[Triple-Swap]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]

[ANCHOR TAG!!!]
It's considered an extraordinary medical feat.
The world's first triple kidney "swap" appears to be a success.
Stacy Case explains from the Johns Hopkins transplant center in Baltimore.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tracy Stahl/Transplant Recipient; :13]
[SUPER=01-Germain Allum/Transplant Recipient; :57]
[SUPER=01-Stacy Case/CBS News; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Julia Tower/Donor; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Montgomery/Johns Hopkins Transplant Surgeon; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=standard]

((TRACK: THEY SHARE AN EMOTIONAL AND NOW A PHYSICAL BOND. SUPER: TRACY STAHL/TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT she gave me life, my life back. TRACK: THREE FAMILIES, A LITTLE LUCK, AND THE FIRST TRIPLE KIDNEY SWAP IN THE WORLD. SUPER: TRACY STAHL/TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT I just gave up, I just gave up.. until my brother and her talked me into coming here to do it. without them I wouldn't be here. TRACK: A WOMAN FROM PITTSBURGH, A WOMAN FROM MIAMI AND A CHILD FROM D-C EACH NEEDED A NEW KIDNEY TO LIVE. EACH HAD FAMILY OR FRIENDS WILLING TO DONATE. BUT TESTS SHOWED THEIR LOVED ONES WERE ALL INCOMPATIBLE. GRAPHIC: SO, INSTEAD OF GIVING TO FAMILY FRIEND JEREMY WEISER WARSCHOFF-- JULIA TOWER GAVE TO THE PENNSYLVANIA PATIENT. HER SISTER IN TURN, DONATED TO THE MIAMI WOMAN. THE MIAMI WOMAN'S FIANCE THEN DONATED TO THE 13 YEAR OLD BOY. A
MARATHON OPERATION MONDAY... SIX SURGERIES AT THE SAME TIME--- A WIN-WIN FOR EVERYONE.

SUPER: GERMAINE ALLUM/TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT I have a part of connie inside of me and for her to give that up it's something special. cries... STAND UP BRIDGE: STACY CASE/REPORTING TESTING FOR THIS COMPLICATED PROCEDURE JUST STARTED IN MAY. IT TOOK ONLY 3 MONTHS TO BRING THIS MEDICAL FEAT FULL CIRCLE. SUPER: JULIA TOWER/KIDNEY DONOR I'm doing what I wanted to do for jeremy and by happenstance I'm helping someone else.
TRACK: 55 THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR KIDNEYS IN AMERICA. DOCTORS SAY THIS NON-CONVENTIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM IS SAVING LIVES DURING A CRITICAL ORGAN SHORTAGE. SUPER: DR. ROBERT MONTGOMERY/JOHNS HOPKINS TRANSPLANT SURGEON we intend to do a lot more of these.
THEY ROLL AWAY--- ABLE TO PLAN FOR THEIR FUTURES. A SISTER,

READY TO BE WELL. A LITTLE BOY, READY TO GROW UP. AND A FUTURE BRIDE READY TO GET MARRIED. STACY CASE, CBS NEWS, BALTIMORE ))
[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=Hold]


Doctors say the prognosis for all six patients, the donors and the recipients is very good. The transplant recepients will take medication for the rest of thier lives.


[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Check II tc 1:53:58]
[GRAPHIC=Health Review]

In health review,
The region's blood shortage hits home for one local family.
A new type of MRI comes to the Roanoke Valley.
And what role does physical evidence play in a sexual assault case, like the one involving Kobe Bryant.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Prosecutors say they have physical evidence]
[SUPER=01-Candi Reed/Lewis-Gale Medical Center; :21]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joan Fisher/Carilion Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; :51]
[SUPER=01-Angie Hammes/Chase's Mom; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert O'Brien/Center for Advanced Imaging; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=that's health review]

(([tape 503-00 @ 25:28]
Prosecutors say they have physical evidence to help prove Kobe Bryant is guilty of sexaul assault.
Forensic Nurse Candi Reed knows what it's like to be involved in case like this. She works in the E-R at Lewis Gale Medical Center and is responsible for collecting physical evidence from victims --and sometimes even testifying in court.
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=We're able to testify on the stand.]

((WE'RE ABLE TO TESTIFY AS EXPERTS ON THE STAND. AND WE'RE ABLE TO GIVE OUR OPINION ON TOP OF SCIENTIFIC BASED THINGS. A LOT OF TIMES WE'RE ASKED TO MAKE THAT JUDGMENT DO YOU THINK THIS PERSON WAS RAPED OR NOT RAPED. AND I CAN'T SAY THAT AND I WON'T SAY THAT )) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=i won't say that]


Reed says while more injuries may make it a stronger case --they don't necessarily mean sex was not consensual.
[TAPE#502-07 2:03:40]


In other health news, A blood transfusion helps a 19 month old suffering from a form of anemia. Chase Hammes (HAW-MUS) went from healthy one day to deathly ill the next.
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[SOT19:16:49]
[IN Q=If he had not gotten blood within a few hours]

((DR. JOAN FISHER: IF HE HAD NOT GOTTEN BLOOD WITHIN A FEW HOURS HE MIGHT HAVE GONE INTO HEART FAILURE AND HE MIGHT HAVE DIED WITHOUT BLOOD AVAILABLE TO HIM)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=available to him]


In less than a week, doctors have given Chase six blood transfusions.
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[SOT19:14:53]
[IN Q=You know that it's important]

((YOU KNOW THAT IT'S IMPORTANT AND YOU KNOW WHEN PEOPLE NEED BLOOD THAT THEY OBVIOUSLY NEED IT. BUT YOU JUST DON'T REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT IT IS UNTIL SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS)) [RUNS11]
The Red Cross say the blood supply is at dangerously low level. It's down to less than a day supply in most blood types.
[TAPE#=03-27 41:09]


And finally in medical news, For those who need an MRI but don't like confined spaces --there's a new type of screening device in the Roanoke Valley. It's called an Open MRI.
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[SOT19:54]
[IN Q=This is a field strength open MRI]

((THIS IS A FIELD STRENGTH OPEN MRI. A FIELD STRENGTH MEANING TO CAPTURE THOSE IMAGES IS SUPERB. BUT THE FACT THAT IT'S OPEN MAKES IT EASIER FOR MOST PEOPLE TO TOLERATE)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=to tolerate]


The open MRI is now offered at the Center for Advanced Imaging. That's health review. ))

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

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... al-Qaida issues a warning to U-S over prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.
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And contract talks will resume this morning between Verizon and its unions.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]


[alQaida-Tape]


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


Al-Qaida issues a warning to the U-S that it will pay high price if any of the prisoners it is holding at Guantanamo Bay are harmed.
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[VO-NAT]


The threat came in the form of an audio tape purportedly recorded by Osama bin Laden's right hand man.
The al-Qaida leader says the warning is in response to Washington's plan to try the prisoners in military courts where they may face the death penalty.
The U-S has more than 6-hundred detainees from 42 nations at the naval base.
The official on the tape also urges Muslims everywhere to avenge the prisoners.
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[Dog-Show]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=eki]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC 32:42]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's a dog-show showdown at the Salem Civic Center.
The Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show wraps up tonight but you can still get a peek at some of the rare dogs.
Intern Reporter Elyce Kirchner has the story on one canine who is getting the royal treatment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We try to]
[SUPER=01-Hiram Stewart/Professional Handler; :00]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :16]
[SUPER=01-Eugene Blake/Judge; :45]
[SUPER=19-Elyce Kirchner/Reporting; :49]
[SUPER=01-Sherry Harman/Show Chairperson; :59]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Elyce Kirchner News 7 Salem]

(((NAT 15:01-15:03: We try to minimize all stress the stress he's under when he's at a show.)
Meet Les. This is one busy pooch.
Born in Scotland, his owners live in Hong Kong, and he's traveled the world.
Hiram Stewart is a professional handler hired by Les's owners to show this full bred Pekingese at dog shows across the US.
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[SOT 16:53:00-16:55]

((HIRAM STEWART/ AKC PROFESSIONAL HANDLER: CURRENTLY HE IS THE NUMBER ONE ALL BREED IN THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW.))
The Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show brings rare dogs and their devoted owners from all over the world. [NAT 24:23 owner kissing dog]
A best-in-show winner is selected on each day of the five day competition.
Even though the dogs are competing against each other, each dog is judged against the standard for that breed.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 08:29:25-08:29:30]

((EUGENE BLAKE/ JUDGE: THESE DOGS ARE BREED FOR A PURPOSE AND YOU HAVE TO JUDGE THEM FOR WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO DO. ))
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 24:28-24:37]

((ELYCE KIRCHNER/REPORTING: LES IS JUST ONE OF ROUGHLY TWO THOUSAND FULL BREED DOGS COMPETING HERE TODAY. BUT DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE LITTLE ONE'S. THIS IS A BIG BUSINESS.))
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 26:09: 26:15]

((SHERRY HARMEN:SHOW CHAIRPERSON: THIS IS A BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS. I MEAN ALL THE DOGS FOOD COMPANIES. ALL THE HANDLERS.))
Handlers like Stewart who make a living showing these dogs. NAT SOUND 08:30:29 (He's the king)
But it's about more than just money.
For these dog lovers, it's a passion.
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[SOT13:27- 13:34]

((HIRAM STEWART: PEKINGESE ARE A VERY ROYAL BREED AND YOU RESPECT THEIR ROYALTY.))
Les didn't snag the event's highest honor- "Best in Show" but it's just one competition out of many for this rare Pekingese.
In fact, Stewart is already looking forward to traveling to Les' next dog show.
Elyce Kirchner News 7 Salem.


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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC-1:26:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]

It was an amazing show of talent in Troutville this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Troutville;]

The Farm Store hosted the "People and their Amazing Animals Talent Show". Categories included cutest, most unusual, talent, and look alike. Alley and Heather Duvall entered their pets in the competition, but say winning isn't important.
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[SOT 11:03:34:03]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((ALLEY DUVALL/ENTERED "CHIPPER" IN CONTEST: I DON'T KNOW, I THINK WE MIGHT BE PRETTY GOOD, BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER IF WE WIN REALLY BECAUSE IT'S FUN.))
[SUPER=01-Alley Duvall/Contest Participant;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=because it's fun]
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[VO-NAT]

Those who DO win will go on to compete on the national level where there's a lot of money at stake.
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[SOT 11:04:44:20]
[IN Q=We invite our customers]

((BARRY HOLLAND/LAWRENCE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS: WE INVITE OUR CUSTOMERS IN TO SHOWCASE THEIR ANIMALS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO WIN PRIZES HERE. TROPHIES AND RIBBONS WITH A CHANCE TO WIN A NATIONAL CONTEST UP TO 20,000 DOLLARS IN PRIZES AT A NATIONAL LEVEL.))
[SUPER=01-Barry Holland/Lawrence Transportation Systems;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=a national level]
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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday's event was sponsored by Purina, but The Farm Store hopes to hold special events throughout the year.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up - It can sometimes be a stretch to workout on vacation - but it doesn't have to be.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[vo-nat] In today's Virginia Profile, meet a woman who fought to make gender a moot point when it came to managing the Hotel Roanoke.
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[Break #5]


[Profile-Open]


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

These days it's commonplace to see women in management positions, but that hasn't always been the mindset. In this week's Virginia Profile, Jennifer Wishon introduces us to a woman who made historic strides at a local landmark.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[Janet-Jenkins]


[ANCHOR=Brent at Wx Center]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=Profile]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm holding up this]
[SUPER=03-Narrows; :17]
[SUPER=07-Janet Jenkins; :31]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :46]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; 1:42]
[RUNS=2:28]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Narrows]


(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:02:46:06 TAPE #2]
[IN Q=I'm holding up this]

((I'M HOLDING UP THIS CLOTH OF VARIED HUGH, EXAMINING THE QUALITY THEREOF AND WONDERING HOW IT HELD ITS SHAPE SO LONG.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=its shape so long]

In many ways, Janet Jenkins' life is comparable to the tapestry in one of her poems. Throughout life the artist says she's leaned on her creative expression to escape the harsh realities life often reveals. At 87, Jenkins says she's amazed by the number of experiences that have been packed into her life.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:34:01:04]
[IN Q=I was the first manager]

((I WAS THE FIRST MANAGER WHO MADE ANY PROFITS IN ALL THOSE YEARS, BUT I WAS DETERMINED TO DO THAT, I COULD SEE SO MUCH WASTE EVERYWHERE.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=much waste everywhere]

An impressive feat, especially when you learn she was the first female to manage Hotel Roanoke. She started as a temporary employee and ended up "whistling her way to the top."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:30:30:10]
[IN Q=I had a habit of]

((I HAD A HABIT OF WHISTLING WHILE I WORKED AND HE CAME OUT OF HIS OFFICE ONE DAY AND SAID, IT ISN'T APPROPRIATE FOR YOU TO BE WHISTLING AT WORK. I SAID WELL I'LL STOP IT IMMEDIATELY, I DID IT UNCONSCIOUSLY. IN A FEW DAYS HE CAME THROUGH THAT SAME DOOR AND SAID JANET, I MISS YOU WHISTLING. LAUGHTER)) [RUNS24]
[OUT Q=you whistling. LAUGHTER]

Now she's taking on a new assignment that's taught her more about life than anything in her past.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:17:36:24]
[IN Q=It is my sincere]

((IT IS MY SINCERE HOPE THAT EVEN ONE PERSON WOULD LEARN FROM ME THAT DEATH IS NOTHING TO FEAR. IT'S JUST ANOTHER EXPERIENCE THAT GOD HAD PLANNED FOR US.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=planned for us]

An experience Jenkins' has joyfully been planning ever since receiving some grim news from her physician. She's already planned her funeral and written a poem for the bulletin. But don't let any talk about the end fool you, Jenkins has plenty going on in the present.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:19:02]
[IN Q=I had no idea that]

((I HAD NO IDEA THAT PEOPLE WERE SO FULL OF COMPASSION AND LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AND ATTENTIVENESS. I HAD NOT EXPERIENCED IT.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=not experienced it]

People have been so compassionate Jenkins' social calendar stays booked for weeks in advance. But there's only one thing she would do with more time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:25:18:28]
[IN Q=I would have written]

((I WOULD HAVE WRITTEN MY OWN BOOK ABOUT MY LIFE AND I WOULD HAVE CALLED IT "DID I DO THAT?")) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=did I do that?]

Jenkins says she's pretty sure there is a heaven, but even if there isn't, she's living hers right here on earth. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Narrows.))

[JOY ONE SHOT NEXT]