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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[VO-NAT]
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[SUPER=@Joy1;]
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A suspect in the Botetourt County shooting on Tuesday puts up a fight as he's extradited from North Carolina.
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And two people are dead and 7 others missing as a Russian submarine sinks in the Barents Sea. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[11Goins]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC1:57:51]
[GRAPHIC=Milen Goins]


The man accused of killing his cousin in Botetourt County earlier this week didn't go to jail quietly yesterday as officials were bringing him back from North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle]


Two Botetourt County deputies went to interview Milen Rube Goins and when he waived extradition, they decided to bring him back to Virginia.
But Goins was reportedly not a subdued passenger.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


While driving on Interstate 581 through Roanoke, he managed to get his shackled hands over Lieutenant K. K. Parker's head and began strangling him.
An off-duty Franklin County deputy saw Parker and Investigator Gary Sprinkle struggling with Goins and stopped to help.
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[SOT 14:21:06]
[IN Q=I was helping]

((DEP. RILEY HODGES/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT; I WAS HELPING MY FRIEND WHO WORKS FOR ROCKY MOUNT READY MIX. I WAS DRIVING A DUMP TRAILER AND WAS ABLE TO USE THE TRAILER TO GIVE US A LITTLE ROOM TO WORK THERE ON 581.))
[SUPER=01-Riley Hodges/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Department]
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[OUT Q=there on 581.]
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[VO-NAT]

Goins and Lieutenant Parker both ended up scratched and bloody. With help from Roanoke City Police, a shackled Goins was transferred from a cruiser into a transport van to continue the trip to the jail in Fincastle.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Wednesday;]


Goins is charged with murder in the shooting death of 46-year old David Bowman, at the Willowbrook Trailer Park Tuesday night. He could face more charges from yesterday's escape attempt.
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[11Elsakaan]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC2:00:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They may have been guilty of false identification - but it turns out two suspected terrorists arrested in a Roanoke bus terminal weren't terrorists at all.
Hatem and Ahmed Elsakaan (El-sa-kahn) were sentenced yesterday in Richmond for identification fraud.
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[VO-NAT :25]
[SUPER=@file]


The Elsakaan brothers were captured at the Greyhound station last March after one of them was spotted taking pictures at a hydroelectric dam near Knoxville, Tennessee.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The F-B-I has found no evidence that they were involved in terrorism.
However, both had used the same Virginia address to obtain phony drivers licenses.
Still, their cousin says the brothers were treated differently because of their Middle Eastern background.
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[SOT :43:16]
[IN Q=ANYBODY WITH THE NAME]

((AHMED HASSABALLA/DEFENDANTS' COUSIN:ANYBODY WITH THE NAME MOHAMMED, AHMED IS A CRIMINAL. THAT'S THE WAY THEY LOOK AT ME WITH MY SKIN COLOR.))
[SUPER=01-Ahmed Hassaballa/Defendants' Cousin]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=THEY LOOK AT ME WITH MY SKIN COLOR.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hatem received a six month jail sentence.
Ahmed will serve one year in jail.
The brothers also face deportation back to Egypt.
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[Russian-Sub]


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


A Russian nuclear-powered submarine sank this morning in the Barents Sea.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Barents Sea, Russia]


The submarine was being towed at the time to a scapyard by four floating hulls. The hulls were torn during a storm which caused the vessel to sink.
The submarine went down in 560 feet of water.
At least two crew members were killed --and seven others are unaccounted for at this time.
One sailor, however, was rescued.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=]
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Officials say the four men arrested in yesterday's bombing of a Shiite Muslim shrine in Iraq are connected to the al-Quaida network.
Police says two Iraqi's and two Saudis were caught shortly after the blast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Basra, Iraq]


Meanwhile, thousands of Shiites filled the streets of Basra mourning the death of a top cleric killed in the bombing. The mourners vowed revenge.
Some say the blast is another example of the bitter faction fighting among Shiite leaders.
So far the death toll from the bombing has risen to 107.
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[11Telescopes]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC1:10:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Spectacular views of the red planet have many stores that cater to astronomy seeing green.

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[VO-NAT - :14]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Jim Shauberger (SHAW-burger) says he's noticed an increase in foot traffic into his store, Scopes and Stuff. He says the viewing of Mars is a once in a lifetime event, since our planetary neighbor will not be this close to the earth for another 225 years.
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[SOT 1:33:36]
[IN Q=]

((JIM SHAUBERGER/SCOPES AND STUFF OWNER; IT'S HELPED OUR BUSINESS BECAUSE WE'VE SOLD SOME ACCESSORIES TO PEOPLE THAT HAVE TELESCOPES, DIFFERENT EYEPIECES, FILTERS TO ENHANCE DETAILS ON THE PLANET AND THINGS LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Shauberger/Scopes and Stuff Owner;]
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[OUT Q=]
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[VO-NAT - :12+]

Shauberger (SHAW-burger) says anybody interested in taking a look at Mars should check out a free display and not buy a telescope, because most inexpensive telescopes will not provide enough detail of the red planet.
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[TAKE WDBJ7.COM] To find a list of public displays in our area, check out our website at WDBJ7.com, and click on "Websites in the News".
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[11Viral-Meningitis]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Meningitis]


A sharp rise in viral menangitis cases in Virginia.
The Central Virginia Health District says it's had more than forty reports of the disease over the last month.
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The illness affects the central nervous system and is characterized by headache, fever, stiff neck, sensitivity to light and nausea or vomiting.
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Health officials say patients who have had viral meningitis do not pose a risk to anyone else once they've recovered.
They urge everyone to practice good hygiene to avoid contracting or spreading the disease.


[WTO-Meds]


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


Developing countries will now have access to cheaper medications. The World Trade Organization has approved an agreement that will allow these countries to get cheaper copies of patented drugs to fight deadly diseases like AIDS and malaria.
The deal was finalized on the sixth straight day of meetings in Geneva after much political wrangling.


[Focus-Health]


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



An estimated 50 million Americans live with chronic pain -- it's an issue that has local health care workers joining efforts to help those sufferers in our community. And that's the topic of today's Focus on Health.
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[JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Phyllis Daniel/Carilion Pain Management]


Here to tell us more about the Southwest Virginia Pain Initiative is Phyllis Daniel a clinical nurse specialist with Carilion Pain Management.

For more information you can find a link on our web site at wdbj7.com.
Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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[Harley-Anniversary]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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Harley Davidson celebrates one hundred years this weekend.
Jennifer Donelan takes us full throttle to the big bash in Milwaukee.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Dannehl/Harley Davidson Company; :28]
[SUPER=01-Frank Wright/Harley Owner; :35]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Donelan/CBS News; :40]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS MILWAUKEE]


((INTERSTATE 94 WILL NEVER SOUND THE SAME. Sot "Every time it gives me a chill to hear motorcycles go by"
IT'S THE LAST STRETCH OF THE LONG AWAITED 'RIDE HOME' Sot "We rode our bikes all the way from Toronto." 100 YEARS OF HARLEY DAVIDSON HAS COME DOWN TO THIS...A 3 DAY CELEBRATIONATTRACTING ANYONE AND EVERYONE WITH A HOG. Sot "See ya in Milwaukee." EVERY MAJOR ARTERY INTO MILWAUKEE IS CLOGGED. Sot: Bill Dannehl/HARLEY DAVIDSON CO. "In 1903, this where the Harleys and the Davidsons started this great company." A COMPANY THAT HAS PROVIDED A LIVING FANTASY . Sot: Frank Wright/HARLEY OWNER"It's amazing how many bikes that you can stack in a parking lot." YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT.STANDUP: Jennifer Donelan "There's no such thing as a lone rider here. This weekend alonethey're expecting at least 300-hundred thousand motorcyclists and as
many as = a million."Sot "We're here Milwaukee. "THERE'S CHROME FROM EVERY STATE OF THE UNION AND...

Sot "We came from Mexico City"Sot "Happy Birtday Harley Davidson from Australia." THERE ARE RIDERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. ALL TOGETHER IN A SEA OF DENIM AND LEATHER, NO MATTER AGE, SEX, OR JOB. Nat Sot: "Extra-large, 2 xtra-large." THERE'S SHOPPING...HANGING OUT...AND ENTERTAINMENT. Nat Sot "stunt guy going around inside globe." BUT THE REAL SHOW IS ON THE ROAD. WHERE EVER YOU ARE IT'S... Sot: "engine revving...Jennifer holding up two signs - one says "VERY"the other says "LOUD."" Sot "Nothing sounds like a Harley." AND NOTHING WILL COMPARE TO THIS... Sot "Happy Birthday Harley Davidson!!!!!!!!" ...FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 100 YEARS. JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS MILWAUKEE.))
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[11Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]

The kick-off of high school football has many wondering if this is one of the last years they will see the sport at Victory Stadium. But is that a good thing or a bad one for most fans? Justin McLeod went to the staduim last night to find out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Hill/Parent; :17]
[SUPER=01-Tiffany Johnson/Parent; :37]
[SUPER=01-Dorothy Saunders/Parent; 1:19]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]


((((NAT SOUND OF CHEERLEADERS)) ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF BAND)) ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF WHISTLE AT 22:22)) ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CHEERING OR A PLAY))
They've been playing football here at Victory Stadium for more than sixty years.
Some fans say the city should keep the tradition alive.
[SOT 9:35]
[IN Q=Personally I think it]

((CINDY HILL/PARENT: PERSONALLY, I THINK IT WOULD BE SAD BECAUSE I HAVE ABOUT SEVEN YEARS WORTH OF MEMORIES.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=worth of memories]


Other say it's time for a new game plan and a new facility.
[SOT 13:05]
[IN Q=A new one would be]

((DAVE SAUNDERS/PARENT: A NEW ONE WOULD BE WHAT THE COMMUNITY NEEDS A REAL PUNCH IN THE ARM.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=punch in the arm]


Regardless of how fans feel about it, most agree Victory Stadium is badly in need of repairs.
[SOT 7:53]
[IN Q=Roanoke is a large]

((TIFFANY JOHNSON/ROANOKE RESIDENT: ROANOKE IS A LARGE CITY AND SALEM A SMALLER CITY CAN KEEP THEIR STADIUM UP TO PAR THEN I CAN'T SEE WHY THE CITY OF ROANOKE CANNOT.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=Roanoke cannot]


Fans say the seating is uncomfortable and the bathrooms are outdated.
Players complain about small lockerooms and other things.
[SOT 11:58; 11:04]
[IN Q=I played as a junior]

((MICHAEL PRESTON/PATRICK HENRY ALUMNI: I PLAYED AS A JUNIOR AT PATRICK HENRY AND THE FIELD WAS KINDA RUN DOWN.)) ((ORLANDO SMITH/FLEMING HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR: IT IS OUT OF SHAPE, IT NEEDS A LOT OF UPGRADING.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=a lot of upgrading]


An upgrade that would cost about 10 million dollars according to supporters who want to renovate Victory Stadium.
The city says a new stadium and amphitheater would cost about 18 million dollars.
[SOT 5:26]
[IN Q=They should renovate]

((SYLVIA WILLIAMS/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THEY SHOULD RENOVATE AND SAVE THAT MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=for the school systems]


Other fans we talked to say a new stadium would be a good investment for the entire city.
[SOT 15:16]
[IN Q=I went down to Danville]

((DOROTHY SAUNDERS/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I WENT DOWN TO DANVILLE FOR A CONCERT, KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND WAS DOWN THERE IN THEIR PAVILION IT WAS WONDERFUL, WE COULD GET THAT AROUND HERE, WE COULD GET MORE CONCERTS LIKE THAT)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=concerts like that]
[SOT 19:50]
[IN Q=Roanoke City council]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL RECENTLY REAFFIRMED ITS DECISION TO BUILD A NEW STADIUM. IN FACT, WORK HAS ALREADY BEGUN AT THE SITE AND IF EVERYTHING GOES AS PLANNED THE FIRST FOOTBALL GAME SHOULD BE PLAYED IN THE FALL OF 2005. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]))



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[11Henry-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC1:28:42]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]

There's still no word on when production will resume at a plant in Henry County that was rocked by an explosion yesterday. Luckily, no one was hurt in the blast thanks to some fast thinking employees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Dispatchers got the call around ten and feared the worst when they heard screaming in the background. But when rescue crews arrived at Mehler (May-ler) Engineered Products, the fire was extinguished. Workers activated a fire suppression system over the work station that caught fire and then used fire extinguishers. Henry County officials say THAT made all the difference.
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[SOT 1:16:56:14]
[IN Q=This had all the makings of]

((KIMMY NESTER: THIS HAD ALL THE MAKINGS OF A MAJOR TRAGEDY TODAY BUT THROUGH A LOT OF EFFORT BY A LOT OF PEOPLE WE AVOIDED THAT TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=avoided that today]
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[VO-NAT]

The German- based company manufacturers nylon cording that's used in radiator hoses and tires. A team of engineers from Germany is en- route to the plant to try and figure out what went wrong.
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[Airbag-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Even though there's a new type of airbag that can sense if there is a child or baby seat in front, safety groups are reminding parents that children should still sit in the back.
Julie Vallese tells us why.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Hurley/Air Bag and Seat Belt Safety Campaign; :19]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Engleman/National Transportation Safety Board; :36]
[SUPER=01-Julie Vallese/Reporting; :57]
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[OUT Q=standard]


((THEY ARE ADVANCED, THEY ARE SMART AND STARTING SEPTEMBER 1ST THEY ARE FEDERALLY MANDATED TO BE IN 20 PERCENT OF ALL NEW CARS ON THE ROAD. NEW GENERATION AIRBAGS CAN SENSE WHETHER THERE IS A CHILD PASSENGER OR INFANT CARRIER IN THE FRONT SEAT. ALTHOUGH THE AIRBAGS ARE NEW -- THE MESSAGE COMING FROM SAFETY GROUPS ISN'T. Old air bag, new air bag, no air bag kids are safer in the back seat properly restrained. THE CHORUS FROM SAFETY GROUPS CAME AT A CONFERENCE CALLED BECAUSE OF CONCERN NEW AIRBAGS MAY GIVE PARENTS A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY OR THE FEELING THAT IT IS OK TO PLACE A CHILD IN THE FRONT SEAT. the loss of one child's life is simply too much. and the simple act of having a child riding properly restrained in the back seat can save that child's life ACCORDING TO AN ANALYSIS OF GOVERNMENT STATISTICS SINCE 1996 - 1700 CHILDREN'S LIVES WERE SAVED BECAUSE THEY WERE RIDING IN THE BACK SEAT DURING AN ACCIDENT. Although deaths by air bags have gone down a recent study by the Department of Transportation found 15 percent of infants and 10 percent of toddlers are still riding in the front seat. 43,000 THOUSAND PEOPLE DIED IN CAR CRASHES LAST YEAR, 21 HUNDRED WERE CHILDREN. BY RE-NEWING THE MESSAGE THE BACK SEAT IS THE SAFEST PLACE IN A CAR SAFETY GROUPS HOPE TO REDUCE THAT NUMBER AND CHANGE THE FACT THAT CAR CRASHES ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH AMONG CHILDREN. IN WASHINGTON I'M JULIE VALLESE. ))

[11Lake-Holiday]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC34:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Business owners on Smith Mountain Lake hope to be flooded with customers this weekend so their shops won't be all dried up.
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[VO-NAT - :11]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;]

Because of rainy weather in the spring and early summer, businesses lost weeks of traffic. Labor Day weekend is traditionally one of the busiest weekends of the year, and one of the most profitable.
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[SOT - 15:01:37]
[IN Q=]

((KEITH "HAWK" LAMB/CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS BOAT RENTAL MANAGER; THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE TO MAKE THE BIG MONEY, AFTER THIS WEEKEND WE'LL STILL BE BUSY ON THE WEEKEND. STILL RENT BOATS, JET SKI'S. AND WE'LL DO THIS ALL OF SEPTEMBER AND EVEN OCTOBER'S GOT SOME GOOD RENTAL DAYS IN IT. ESPECIALLY THE WEEKEND, BUT IT'S DYING DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Keith "Hawk" Lamb/Captain's Quarters Boat Rental Manager;]
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[OUT Q=but it's dying down.]
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[VO-NAT - :09+]

Lamb says this year, the number of visitors dropped significantly from last year, when lake levels were down several feet because of the drought.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up, More Friday Football highlights are on tap in sports
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and
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getting to the game is half the battle. But Blacksburg has some new steps planned that may cost a little green, but will save you a lot of leg work.
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[ANCHOR=Brent]

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[Biz-Review]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=Biz Review tc 56:18 ]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]

A new statewide service tax, a local merchant's tax, and another round of layoffs at Goodyear top this week's business news. Here's Jennifer Wishon with this week's Business Review.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :06]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :30]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Weitzel/Premiere Cleaners Owner; :44]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; 1:02]
[SUPER=03- Danville/File Tape; 1:17]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake; 1:29]
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(([MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] This week in review.... [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=503-06 58:17]

The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is considering lowering its merchant's tax. Some car dealers say the tax is too high, so to avoid paying it, they move their inventory to another county. Officials say the county has lost close to a million dollars each year as a result of the dealerships' moves, and a lower tax means dealers would keep their inventory in Montgomery County. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC1:54:58]

State lawmakers are considering a four percent tax on services in the Commonwealth. Currently the state sales tax only applies to the purchase of goods. Many dry cleaners oppose a new service tax, saying it will increase costs for customers.
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[SOT 14:22:54]
[IN Q=IF THE STATE DECIDES THIS]

((BOBBY WEITZEL/OWNS PREMIERE CLEANERS: IF THE STATE DECIDES THIS IS THE WAY THAT THEY NEED TO GENERATE INCOME AND WE HAVE TO BEAR THE BURDEN OF DOING THIS THEN I'LL DO WHAT I HAVE TO.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=THEN I'LL DO WHAT I HAVE TO.]

Members of the state's tax reform commission say taxing services as well as goods is only fair. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC1:27:02]

An explosion at Mehler Engineered Products caused the plant to be shut down until repairs can be made. The German based company manufactures nylon cording for radiator hoses and tires. There's no word on when production will resume. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=503-01 TC38:03]

Only one week after Goodyear reached a deal with unionized workers, they are cutting 500 jobs system wide. Goodyear says the cuts will affect staff at most of its plants in North America. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC33:38]

Business owners at Smith Mountain Lake hope beautiful weather this Labor Day weekend will help them regain losses sustained from heavy rains early in the summer. Labor day weekend traditionally marks the end of summer and is one of the most profitable weekends. For News 7, I'm (insert name) and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))

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[6Tech-Football]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC1:22:38]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

Another big area event is about 24 hours away-- Virginia Tech's football season opener against Central Florida. New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens has a few you things you may want to know before heading to the game.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Maher/Virginia Tech Student; :12]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Martin/Museum Committee Chairman; :34]
[SUPER=01-Debra Duncan/Virginia Tech Police Chief; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Myranda2; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=news 7, blacksburg]

(([NATS @ 2009] [RUNS02] ((THERE YOU GO, AND YOU CAN GET YOUR TICKETS THROUGH THE FIRST DOOR.)) More than 64-thousand people are expected to fill the stands Sunday at Lane Stadium. And for many, it will be their first time.
[SOT 1910]

[RUNS05] ((MIKE MAHER/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: I'VE HEARD TECH GAMES ARE THE BEST GAMES. MY SISTER WENT HERE SO I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT.)) [NATS OF BUS @ 1818] Blacksburg Transit will offer its usual park and ride service so that GETTING to the stadium can be less the hassle. And for 15-bucks, the town is offering additional parking this year inside its Harrell Street lot. The money will go toward building a new museum.
[SOT 1624]

[RUNS14] ((LYNN MARTIN/MUSEUM COMMITTEE CHAIR: I HOPE PEOPLE SEE IT AS A SMALL FEE TO HELP THE MUSEUM TO GET STARTED AND OFF THE GROUND AND DOWN THE ROAD IT WILL BE A VERY POSITIVE THING FOR B'BURG AS WE ESTABLISH OUR HISTORICAL MUSEUM.)) No matter how they get there, police say fans will want to be on their best behavior. About a hundred more officers will be on hand before, during and after the game...to help keep things under control.


[SOT 9:55]

[RUNS10] ((DEBRA DUNCAN/VT POLICE CHIEF: AND WE ALSO LOOK TO SEE WHAT KIND OF KINKS WILL NEED TO IRON OUT WHAT HAPPENS THAT MAYBE WE NEED TO PREPARE FOR THE NEXT GAME, SO IT'S A PRETTY GOOD INDICATOR OF HOW IT'S GOING TO BE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.)) And if a peaceful game Sunday is a good indicator of what's in store for the rest of the season, perhaps a WIN will likely be the same. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Blacksburg.))