[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sat 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 Saturday Morning....... The lights are back on on Broadway, but the reason they were out remains a mystery.
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And friends and family remember The Short family on the anniversary of their murders. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Quijano-Power]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net - LIVE GENERIC]
[GRAPHIC=Power Outage]


In the news,
While the power is back on in many areas --- officials are still in the dark about what caused the massive power ou

tage Thursday.
The White House says that's why it's forming a joint task force with Canada to investigate what happened, so that it doesn't happen again.
At one point more than 60 million people were without power.
Elaine Quijano is New York with latest.
[LIVE= CNN /FULL]
[SUPER=01-Elaine Quijano/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-New York, NY]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Glitter of the Big]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Bloomberg/New York City Mayor; :12]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=The US and Canada]



((THE GLITTER OF THE BIG APPLE IS BACK, WITH POWER RESTORED LAST NIGHT TO
ALL FIVE BOROUGHS.
THE MAYOR SAID FOR THE MOST PART,
THE CITY'S 8 MILLION RESIDENTS BEHAVED.

Michael Bloomberg --SOT--

Mayor, New York City There has been no spike in criminal
activity in fact arrests and reported
crimes are under what you would
typically expect for a summer day.

--TRACK--
IN CLEVELAND, THE POWER WAS ON
BUT RESIDENTS WERE ASKED TO BOIL THEIR
DRINKING WATER.
AND IN DETROIT, WHERE NOT
EVERYONE'S LIGHTS ARE BACK YET,
MICHIGAN'S GOVERNOR DECLARED A STATE OF
EMERGENCY FOR THE METRO AREA.

NOW , ATTENTION HAS TURNED TO
WHAT HAPPENED AND A JOINT U-S-CANADIAN
TASK FORCE WILL SOON INVESTIGATE.

NO SUPER: BUSH SOT --SOT--


we'll figure out what went wrong, and
we'll address it, we will view this
rolling blackout as a wake-up call. a
wake-up call for the need to modernize
our electricity delivery systems. and
we'll respond

--TRACK--
A GROUP DESIGNED TO MONITOR
ELECTRICITY FLOW SAYS MUCH OF ITS FOCUS
IS ON A SINGLE LINE THAT WENT DOWN IN
CLEVELAND, WHICH MIGHT HAVE TRIGGERED

THE POWER LOSS THAT AT ONE POINT
AFFECTED MORE THAN 60 MILLION PEOPLE IN
THE U-S AND CANADA. ))
[LIVE= CNN/FULL]
[SUPER=05-New York, NY;]



[FULL SHOT JOY;]

[2-shot weather hello next]

[weatherhello]


[ANCHOR=Joy 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Now let's check in with Brent.
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[WX PRO/FULL=]"WEATHER STORY"
(Brent ad libs today's weather story)



[joy with news next]

[Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo/jen]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Danville police are asking for your help in finding the man who held up a bank there yesterday.
(XXXXXXXX)

[take LOCATOR FS] Police say he walked in to the Peoples National Bank on South Market Street, indicated he had a knife, and demanded money. He got it and took off, last seen running south on Main Street. [TAKE DESCRIPTIONS FS]
Witnesses describe the suspect as a black man, 5'8" to 5'10", weighing 180 to 240 pounds with facial hair. [NEXT BOARD]
He was last seen wearing jeans, a blue fisherman's type hat, white sneakers and a white "Hard Rock Cafe" shirt. [TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FS] If you have any information on this robbery, call Crimestoppers are 434-793-0000
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[11Short-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-33 15:28]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]


It's been a year since Michael and Mary Short were found murdered in their Oak Level home. Six weeks later, Jennifer's bones were discovered in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Last night the family held a memorial to remember their loved ones, but as Jennifer Wishon reports, it's hard for them to move on while a killer is still on the loose.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Dear friends we gather]
[SUPER=02-Morris Fleischer/Pleasant Grove UMC Pastor; :00]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :28]
[SUPER=01-Linda Hogan/Michael Short's Sister; :47]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Short/Michael Short's Brother; 1:01]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7]

(([COVER BITE]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:56:28:20]
[IN Q=Dear Friends we gather]

((MORRIS FLEISCHER: DEAR FRIENDS WE GATHER HERE TONIGHT ON THIS DAY THAT AND THESE PARTS WILL BE REMEMBERED AS A DAY OF INFAMY. A DAY WHEN VILE ATROCITIES TOOK AWAY THREE VALUED MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY. EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY, THREE BELOVED PERSONS OF A FAMILY.)) [RUNS26]
[OUT Q=of a family]

For surviving family members it was a tearful reunion. It was held in a place where memorials to the Short family are abundant. The minister urged family members to focus on the future and Michael Short's brother and sister are looking forward to the time when their brother's killer is brought to justice.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:44:46:28]
[IN Q=It's hard to believe]

((LINDA HOGAN: IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE ANYBODY, A PERSON OR PERSONS, THAT COULD ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND SLEEP AT NIGHT.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=sleep at night]

The fact that their relative's killer remains at large weighs heavy on their hearts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:43:45:15]
[IN Q=This year's been]

((JERRY SHORT: THIS YEAR'S BEEN REALLY HARD. YOU KEEP ALL THIS ON YOUR MIND AND IT'S HARD TO COPE WITH THINGS.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=cope with things]

It also weighs on the Henry County Sheriff's Department. The Sheriff, along with investigators and other law enforcement were present to show their support.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A year later]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: A YEAR LATER INVESTIGATORS ARE DEDICATED TO FINDING THE PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING THE SHORTS. BOTH THE HENRY COUNTY AND ROCKINGHAM COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENTS HAVE TEAMS OF INVESTIGATORS WORKING FULL TIME ON THE SHORT CASE. FAMILY MEMBERS URGE ANYONE WITH INFORMATION TO CALL. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7]))




[CA-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=CA Recall]


The recall election of California's governor Gray Davis may be postponed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA]


The election is scheduled for October 7th but a federal judge says he may change that in light of new information from civil rights groups.
They argue that the hurry-up election is forcing changes in the voting process that require federal approval.
Under the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, changes in the voting process must be pre-cleared by the Justice Department.
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[11Massengill]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-29 1:10:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia's top cop is stepping down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


Colonel Gerald Massengill says he will retire on October 1st.
Massengill has been the superintendent of the Virginia State Police since June 2000.
He was first hired as a trooper in 1966 and has served in the force for 37 years.
Massengill says he is looking forward to spending more time with his family.
Lieutenant Colonel Steve Flaherty, a 28-year-veteran of the Virginia State Police, has been named as Massengill's replacement.
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[11Dog-vest]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-30 1:26:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Thanks to the efforts of a little girl, one of the hardest working members of the Virginia State Police force is getting suited for his job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Nine-year old Jessica Story raised 6-hundred dollars to buy a bullet-proof vest for Mike, a German shepherd.
This is the fifth vest Jessica has donated to a police K-9 squad.
Jessica, who lives in Stephens City, raised the money by putting jars in convenience stores and getting help from her classmates.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:35:30]
[IN Q=I LIKE ANIMALS AND PETS]

((JESSICA STORY/ANIMAL LOVER: I LIKE ANIMALS AND PETS. AND I DON'T WANT THE POLICE DOGS TO GET HURT. TROOPER BRIAN MOORE/K-9 HANDLER: I THINK IT'S A VERY VERY SMALL INVESTMENT TO PROTECT MY PARTNER AND MY BEST FRIEND. I'VE ONLY BEEN WITH HIM FOR ALMOST A YEAR. BUT HE'S MY BEST FRIEND AND MY BUDDY. AND IF THAT GETS THE CHANCE TO SAVE HIS LIFE ONE DAY, IT WILL ALL BE WORTH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Jessica Story/Animal Lover; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Moore/Virginia State Police K-9 Handler; :05]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=IT WILL ALL BE WORTH IT.]
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[VO-NAT]


State police say it has been forty years since a state police dog died in the line of duty.
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[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat 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 Saturday Morning...... A Covington soldier returns home as he recovers from injuries suffered in the war.
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And Tropical storm Erika makes landfall in south Texas.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[11Majeed]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu/ejo]
[TAPE#=03-24 1:31:31]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A man charged with killing his former landlord is staying behind bars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Circuit Judge Jim Swanson granted a prosecution request yesterday, revoking bond for 23 year old Muhammed Majeed. Earlier, a district judge set bond at half a million dollars, and while Majeed hadn't been able to post the 10 per cent needed to get out, the revocation assures he *won't* get out before trial.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 8;]

Majeed admits shooting Christopher Hanes in a dispute over a security deposit that Hanes would not return.
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[11Covington-Soldier]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-23 1:39:33]
[GRAPHIC=Adam Loan]

There's no place like home after you've been hurt - and a local soldier hopes to prove just that as he tries to heal from injuries sustained in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT :23]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Private First Class Adam Loan returned to Roanoke yesterday where he was greeted by family, friends and balloons. The 21-year old is recovering from electrical burns. He was injured last month while securing fencing around the house occupied by Saddam Hussein's sons. Adam doesn't talk much about life in Iraq except to say he hopes Americans are grateful for the military's work.
(///// SOT at :23 ////)
[SOT 1:22:31-1:22:41]
[IN Q=Well, it's a little rought...]
[SUPER=01-Adam Loan/Injured Soldier;]

((ADAM LOAN/INJURED SOLDIER: WELL, IT'S A LITTLE ROUGH. I HOPE EVERYBODY APPRECIATES WHAT EVERYBODY DOES OVER THERE. THEY'RE DEFINITELY IN MY PRAYERS EVERY NIGHT.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OQ=prayers every night.]
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[VO-NAT :16]

Adam's been in the Army for about a year and a half. He hopes to heal enough over the next 25-days to avoid needing skin grafts. His parents say Adam plans to spend the next few weeks going to doctor's appointments, catching up with friends and being pampered.
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[11Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-21 1:40:52]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]


A group opposing construction of a new stadium and amphitheater in Roanoke is requesting an investigation of the controversial project.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The group, citizens for a sensible stadium decision, is considering legal action, and may decide whether to file a lawsuit in the next couple of weeks.
Members say city officials misled council and the public with faulty information, and they say council should order an investigation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:04]
[IN Q=If they actually]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF: IF THEY ACTUALLY READ THE INFORMATION AND THEN CHOOSE NOT TO DO IT, THEY WOULD BE WALKING AWAY FROM QUITE AN OVERWHELMING CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=an overwhelming case.]
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[VO-NAT]


City officials did not have an opportunity to review the group's charges in detail yesterday.
But assistant city manager Chip Snead said they will take a close look at the allegations, and make sure that council and the public have all the relevant facts.
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[Power-Outage]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Power Outage]


The U-S and Canada will form a joint task force to look into what caused the massive power outage Thursday.
As Sharyl Attkinson reports officials say it could be weeks before they know what happened.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Even with the lights coming back on]
[SUPER=01-Michehl Gent/North American Electric Reliability Council; :25]
[SUPER=01-Sharyl Attkisson/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=SA CBS News, Washington]

((Even with the lights coming back on, customers remain in the dark about the cause...and confused by conflicting reports...

(GRAPHIC)

Officials now say the problems did NOT start in Canada as some had claimed. Lightning... offered up as an explanation yesterday... has now been ruled out. The outage was NOT from a surge in demand from hot weather. And as hard as the federal government worked to rule out a terrorism tie yesterday...

(SOT-MICHEHL GENT, NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL)
(09:12) I MUST EMPHASIZE THAT WE'LL CONTINUE TO KEEP THIS POSSIBILITY

BEFORE US. (:05)

(VO)

Michehl Gent heads the industry group called "NERC" which is leading the probe... he considers the chance of any kind of terrorism remote and has narrowed the list of possible causes to TWO: either a system design flaw or...

(SOT-MICHEHL GENT, that's correct spelling, NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC

RELIABILITY COUNCIL)
(13:05:46) SOME ELECTRIC UTILITY OR OPERATOR WAS NOT PLAYING BY THE

RULES...

(VO)

"The rules" are ones that industry adopted to keep the delicate balance of power: there's more electricity generated than lines to deliver it, so there's a constant fight to keep lines from overloading. As long as companies follow the rules there shouldn't be a blackout. But it turns out the rules are voluntary... with no real punishment for violators.
Gent promises there will be no whitewash no matter which way the finger of blame points...

(11:32) WE'RE GOING TO GET TO THE TRUTH. IF THERE'S A COMPANY THAT'S

RESPONSIBLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS, IT'LL BE HIGHLIGHTED. (:06)

(ATTKISSON LIVE)

THEY THINK THEY'LL HAVE A PRELIMINARY ANSWER WITHIN DAYS. THE NEXT QUESTION IS HOW DID IT GET SO OUT OF HAND... AND WHERE WERE THE SAFEGUARDS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO KEEP ANY BLACKOUT ISOLATED TO A SMALL AREA... ))

[11Tech-Power]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-34 30:12]
[GRAPHIC=Power Outage]


Many experts say the massive blackout was bound to happen.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

They include Virginia Tech professor Richard Hirsh, who has studied electric power for more than 20-years. Hirsh says problems with the current grid system are inevitable because of its complex, centralized technology. He and other researchers at Tech are now working to develop what they feel is a more reliable system, called "distributed generation".
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5139 ]
[IN Q=it is something]

((RICHARD HIRSH/ELECTRIC POWER HISTORIAN: IT IS SOMETHING THAT REQUIRES, OF COURSE, PEOPLE TO SEE A NEED FOR . AND A BLACKOUT LIKE THIS MIGHT STIMULATE PEOPLE INTO THINKING MORE IN TERMS WITH DISTRIBUTED GENERATION, INSTEAD OF CENTRALIZED GENERATION.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Hirsh/Electric Power Historian;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=centralized generation]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Hirsh says a similar system is already in place at Tech. He says it could take several years, though, before distributed generation can be widespread.
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[Erika]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Tropical Storm Erika]


Tropical Storm Erika is ashore in Mexico and Brownsville Texas.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-South Padre Island, TX;]

Forecasters are still expecting Erika to become a minimal hurricane.
Severe weather and wind gusts reaching more than 40 miles an hour have downed trees and damaged houses and cars.

High waters have also forced officials to close the only bridge to South Padre Island, meaning residnets who didn't make it out earlier will have to ride out the waves until later today.

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[toss to wx]

[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]
Coming up it's the seventh inning stretch and you're starving. See how your cell phone may save the day coming up =



[anchor=brent]

and
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[vo-nat] a spoiled sophisticate verses a pampered child. See who the real grown up is in today's Movie Review.
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[LOTTO] [Break]

[11Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-22 1:41:08]
[GRAPHIC=Goodyear Contract Talks]


Goodyear workers in Danville are awaiting word from Cincinnati, as contract talks reach a critical point.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]

Goodyear had set a mid-day deadline yesterday for negotiators to reach a tentative agreement on a new contract, but the two sides continued talking into the evening.
Union employees have been working under the terms of their old contract, which expired in April. More than 2-thousand employees are affected at the plant in Danville. Union officials say they are prepared to strike if necessary.
(------------)



[Biz-Review]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=Biz Review ]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]

Verizon and Goodyear employees are still working without contracts, but that could change at any moment for both. Here are those stories and more in this week's Business Review.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :23]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Lowrance/Food Lion; :35]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]


(([MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] This week review.... [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC-2:02:00]

Still on the job and still talking. Verizon and its union continue negotiating as workers get set to begin a third week working without a contract. The union is remaining firm on issues of job security and benefits. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC25:56]

Food Lion is hoping Hokie Fever will bring more business to its remodeled store in Blacksburg. It was remodeled with a Hokie theme--official orange and maroon, along with images and pictures of Tech's campus.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3758]
[IN Q=we wanted]

((JEFF LOWRANCE/CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: WE WANTED TO MAKE THIS STORE PART OF THE FABRIC OF THE COMMUNITY. IT'S SOMETHING OF PRIDE NOT ONLY FOR FOOD LION BUT FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD, SO WE'RE JUST TICKLED WITH IT.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=tickled with it]
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[VO-NAT]

The store is inside the Hethwood (Heeth-wood) Shopping Plaza, and is one of only three university themed Food Lions in the nation. That's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] ))


[JOY TOSS TO BUMP]

[11VT-Plates]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-25 1:41:44]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

It's one more driving force behind Hokie Pride.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The university unveiled its newest specialty license plate yesterday. The plate features the V-T logo with the phrase "Go Hokies." Officials say it could be the start of a new trend.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1939]
[IN Q=we hopefully]

((LOCKE WHITE/LICENSING DIRECTOR: WE HOPEFULLY IN TOWARDS THE END OF THE FOOTBALL SEASON, MAYBE WE'LL HAVE A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP LICENSE PLATE BUT WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE ON THAT ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Locke White/Licensing and Trademark Director;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=on that one]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Officials expect to bring in more than 200-thousand dollars a year from the new plate. That's more than they make from the two existing plates combined. However, fans will have to wait a while before they can buy the latest addition. Officials say it won't be available at the D-M-V for at least another five to six weeks.
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[Dial-A-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


You can order hotdogs, pizza, or other refreshments -- and have it delivered to right to your seat.
It's the latest thing to hit a Seattle baseball park --and so far it's a home run with the fans.
Kimberely Osias (Oh-SIGH-us) has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's almost as American as the past time]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Osias/Reporting; :14]
[SUPER=01-Dustin Keeth/Baseball Fan; :38 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Larry Witherspoon/Seattle Mariners; :44]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :52]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=standard out]


((IT'S ALMOST AS AMERICAN AS THE PASTIME ITSELF... SHOVELING IN BALLPARK FARE.
---NATSOT POP---

BUT AS THE GAME HEATS UP, REFRESHMENT CAN BE HARD TO FIND.
---STAND-UP---

SO WHAT DO YOU DO? FANS AT SEATTLE'S SAFECO FIELD DON'T EVEN HAVE TO LEAVE THEIR SEATS. JUST TAKE OUT A CELL PHONE...
---NATSOT POP---
---NATSOT (audio from phone)---

Enter seat number.
---NATSOT POP---

PRESS ONE FOR HOT DOG. FOUR FOR A BREW. THE FOOD IS CHARGED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD AND COMES OUT REAL TIME IN THE KITCHEN. Two Mariner dogs. ADD 17 AND A HALF PERCENT FOR SERVICE AND... This is fabulous. ...NOT A MINUTE OF ACTION MISSED. It's not meant to take away from the game. It's meant to be a convenience. pepperoni pizza to go. ...AN AMENITY AND A BALLPARK TREND. AT ATLANTA'S TURNER FIELD, YOU CAN EVEN RING UP FOR IN-SEAT PIZZA DELIVERY. I think pretty soon, within a year or two, I think you'll see it in pretty much every major league ballpark. BUT FOR SOME, BEING CREATIVE IN-LINE IS PART OF THE EXPERIENCE. If you copy, got your Dr. Pepper. TAKING THAT OUT OF THE PARK EQUATION FOR SOME IS ALMOST A SACRILEGE. I think it's another example of lazy Americans. HOWEVER THE FOOD IS DELIVERED, A HOT DOG ALWAYS HITS A HOMERUN. KIMBERLY OSIAS NEWS 7))


[JOY TOSS TO BREAK]

[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=Profile ]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Back to school shopping can not only be a headache for many parents, but a real financial burden as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

That is why August Kids in Radford is there to give families in need a helping hand. The program provides school children in grades K-through-12 with brand new clothes, shoes and school supplies.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1122]
[IN Q=everything's brand new]

((FRAN SCARTELLI/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: EVERYTHING'S BRAND NEW AND EVERYTHING'S PURCHASED. THE PARENTS FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FORM WITH THEIR CHILDREN'S SIZES THEIR TALLIED AND THAT'S WHEN WE DO THE SHOPPING 31))
[SUPER=01-Fran Scartelli/Program Director;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=do the shopping]
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[VO-NAT]

The August Kids program was started in 1986. It served about 50-kids, and has since tripled the number of participants. To add to that, organizers say they hope to continue to serve even more.
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[take Profile Promo FS] Tomorrow, we'll hear how the program has benefitted one family in this week's Virginia profiles. (------------)