[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
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[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A former Appalachian School of Law student faces capital murder charges in the shooting death of three of his classmates.
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and the family of a Floyd man offers a six thousand dollar reward for information about his murder. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

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[2-shot toss to Hello]


[11Grundy-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:06:53]
[GRAPHIC=Peter Odighizuwa]

Peter Odighizuwa's (oh-dig-ih-ZOO'-uh) former classmates pointed him out in a Grundy courtroom Friday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grundy;]

Odighizuwa faces capital murder charges, in connection for the shooting deaths of three people in January 2002 at the Appalachian School of Law. Odighizuwa was a student at the school, but was kicked out because of his grades. Ten witnesses took the stand during a preliminary hearing yesterday, including three who were wounded in the shooting.

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[SOT 2137]
[IN Q=i looked at him]

((STACEY BEAN/SHOOTING VICTIM: I LOOKED AT HIM AND I SAID PLEASE GOD, PLEASE DON'T SHOOT ME (LONG PAUSE) AND THEN HE SHOT ME. ))
[SUPER=01-Stacey Bean/Shooting Victim;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=he shot me]
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[VO-NAT]

Odighizuwa was being treated at a state hospital for schizophrenia. However, a judge ruled earlier this month he is now competent to stand trial. The charges against him will now go on to a grand jury, which will meet later next month.
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[11Amherst-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A 12 year old Amherst boy faces involuntary manslaughter charges after allegedly fatally stabbing another boy while playing outside. Officials say the charge stems from the death of an 8-year old last Wednesday. Police went to Town Court Lane and found Brandon Ryan Thornton with a knife-wound in his chest. A neighbor who says she was inside at the time says she had no idea the children were playing with a knife. She says Thornton ran into her yard looking for help and that she and others did all they could- but the boy died later at Lynchburg General. Neither the Amherst Police Chief nor Commonwealth's Attorney would say exactly how Thornton was stabbed. The suspect has been released into his parents' custody.



[Palmer-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Richard Palmer]

[****ANCHOR TAG****]
It's been more than five months since a Floyd County man was found murdered in Roanoke.
His family this week offered a cash reward saying it's time to catch the killer.
Justin McLeod talked with the family and has more on the reward as well as the case.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Moye/Murder Victim's Sister; :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 22; :24]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7.]

((((NAT SOUND OF SHE TALKING AND SHOWING ME PHOTOGRAPHS, A GOOD SHOT IS AT 20:31:23))
When Sandra Moye looks through old photo albums she sees nothing but good times.
That's why she has trouble understanding the bad turn of events that took her brother's life.
[SOT 20:22:24]
[IN Q=He was just a wonderful]

((SANDRA MOYE/MURDER VICTIM'S SISTER: HE WAS JUST A WONDERFUL GUY JUST A WONDERFUL GUY. I DIDN'T EVER MEET ANYONE THAT DIDN'T LIKE HIM.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=didn't like him]


But someone had a reason to kill him.
On April 22nd, Richard Palmer was found dead in his green pickup truck at Norfolk Avenue and 12th Street in Roanoke.

He and his dog Roofus both had gunshot wounds.
His family has no idea why the 51 year old left his home in Floyd County that morning.
[SOT 20:14:36]
[IN Q=It is still such]

((SANDRA MOYE/MURDER VICTIM'S SISTER: IT IS STILL SUCH A MYSTERY THOUGH, BECAUSE THAT WAS HIS INTENTION TO COME HERE JUST GET SOME SCREWS.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=get some screws]


No surprise there since Richard Palmer spent a lot of time using hands.
Woodworking was one of his hobbies, he even built his own home.
It is here where his family scattered his remains but they say there will be no peace until his killer is behind bars.
They're now offering a six thousand dollar award in hopes of solving the mystery.
[SOT 20:18:48]
[IN Q=Was it a random]

((SANDRA MOYE/MURDER VICTIM'S SISTER: WAS IT A RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AND HE HAPPENED TO BE IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME OR WAS IT SOMETHING PLANNED, WE JUST NEED TO HAVE SOME ANSWERS.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=need to have some answers]
[SOT ]
[IN Q= ]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ROANOKE CITY POLICE, THE FLOYD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND THE STATE POLICE ARE ALL WORKING ON THIS CASE. THE LEAD INVESTIGATOR DECLINED TO DISCUSS SPECIFICS OF THIS CASE BECAUSE THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE WHO EVER CALLS IN A LEAD ACTUALLY KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT THE MURDER. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
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[ANCHOR=JOY]
[SS=HOLD]


The family hopes the reward money will grow and if someone wants to make a donation they can do so at any First National Bank.

[11Football-Smoke]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC08:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]

One area school system is making sure the only smoke at football games comes from consessions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Roanoke County now completely bans smoking on school grounds.
In the past, fans at sporting events have been able to smoke in some areas such as behind the bleachers.
But federal legislation forced the school board to enact this new policy which took effect this season.
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[SOT 6:45:36]
[IN Q=It didn't bother me]

((ROBYN GOODPASTURE/FOOTBALL FAN: IT DIDN'T BOTHER ME BEFORE AND I GUESS BECAUSE I AM PRIMARILY IN THE STANDS BUT YOU KNOW IT'S JUST GOOD TO BE SEPARATE. I AM ALL FOR PEOPLE IF THEY WANT TO SMOKE THEY HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BUT IT'S GOOD NOT TO BE AROUND THE KIDS.))
[SUPER=01-Robyn Goodpasture/Football Fan]
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[OUT Q=around the kids]
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[VO-NAT]


If someone is smoking, police or school administrators ask that person to put it out or risk being removed from school grounds.
The school system says it's received only a few complaints about the new policy.
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[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...... American soldiers open fire at a checkpoiont in Iraq last night.
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And power crews are still working 16 hour shifts, but it may be a week before all Virginian's get their power restored.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]


[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


There are conflicting reports about a shooting by U-S troops at a checkpoint just outside of Baghdad that killed at least two Iraqi's and injured several others.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq]


The incident happened Friday night when U-S troops were ambushed at the checkpoint in Fallujah. They responded by firing randomly at drivers on the road. Local residents say four Iraqi's were killed while the U-S military says only two.
Inside the hospital where many of the injured were taken, angry crowds chanted anti-American slogans, saying "America is the enemy of God."
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[11Radford-Assaults]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Two sexual assaults on the Radford University campus are NOT related. That's according to University police.
Officers say both cases involved inappropriate touching of women inside student residence halls.
In both cases the women knew the suspects.
Police are still actively investigating both incidents.

[11Power-crews]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC1:23:20]
[GRAPHIC=Isabel]


Power crews from our area are working to repair the largest power outage in Virginia's history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charles City Co.]


About 50 A-E-P workers from Southwest Virginia are away from home and working 16 hour shifts.
They are helping to get the lights back on for those in Central and Eastern Virginia.
270-thousand customers remain without electricity.
Utility crews say the damage from Isabel is the most severe they have seen.
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[SOT :11:31]
[IN Q=I CAN JUST COMPARE IT]

((DANNY CRONK/AEP WORKER FROM FLOYD CO.: I CAN JUST COMPARE IT WITH HURRICANE HUGO THAT CAME THROUGH FLOYD AND IT'S MUCH WORSE. RANDY MCCOY/AEP WORKER FROM DICKENSON CO.: IT'S JUST HARD TO BELIEVE, HOUSES, BOATS, WE'VE SEEN EVERYTHING FROM TREES ON TOP OF HOUSES TO BOATS STACKED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER.))
[SUPER=01-Danny Cronk/AEP Worker from Floyd Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Randy McCoy/AEP Worker from Dickenson Co.; :06]
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[OUT Q=STACKED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER.]
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[VO-NAT]


A spokesperson for Dominion Virginia Power says it will be more than a week before all residents have power again.

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[11BV-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC53:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It's Nothin' Fancy, just good ol' bluegrass the way it was meant to be in Buena Vista this weekend.
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[VO-NAT - :21]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]

It's a three day bluegrass festival, put on by the group, Nothin' Fancy. The Rockbridge County based-band has been putting on the show for the last three years, and not only plays at the event, but does much of the planning and management. Band members say they are amazed by the growth of the festival, and think bluegrass is perfect entertainment for the family.
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[SOT - 22:55]
[IN Q=]

((GARY FARRIS/NOTHIN' FANCY GUITARIST; NO ALCOHOL BEVERAGES DISPLAYED ANYWHERE. WE HAVE SECURITY, SO IF THEY WANT TO COME HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH THE FAMILY, THIS IS THE PLACE THEY NEED TO BE.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Farris/Nothin' Fancy Guitarist;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=place they need to be.]
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[VO-NAT - :06+]

In all, more than a dozen bands are playing at the event. The show wraps up tonight.
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[wx next]




[Biz-Review]


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

Some new technologies were put to use in the area, more help is announced for some Southside workers, and Norfolk Southern wants to cut its work force. Donald Graham has more in this week's Business Review.
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[IN Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :07]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ed Murphy/Carilion CEO & President; :22]
[SUPER=@File; :45]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 1:09]
[SUPER=@goodlatte; 1:22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 1:43]
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(( [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] This week in review.... [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC14:24]

The Mount Pavilion Wing at Roanoke Memorial Hospital is complete. The seven story addition adds 136 beds and six operating rooms.
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[SOT23:00:23]
[IN Q=Over the last several years]

((DR. ED MURPHY/CARILION CEO & PRESIDENT; OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS WE'VE BEEN INCREASINGLY BUSY AND THE DEMAND FOR OUR SERVICES HAVE BEEN GROWING PRETTY BRISKLY AND WE'VE NEEDED ADDITIONAL SPACE TO TAKE CARE OF THE PATIENTS THAT HAVE NEEDED OUR SERVICES))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ed Murphy/Carilion CEO & President;]

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[OUT Q=that have needed our services]
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[VO-NAT]

The expansion also brings new technology to the hospital -- a voice activation system in the operating room allows doctors to control cameras, lights, and other equipment by simply using their voice. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#= #503-03 TC 55:44]

Norfolk and Southern is cutting its workforce by buying some employees out. The corporation wants non union workers with at least two years of service to voluntarily quit in return for severance pay of three weeks for every year of service, free health coverage for a year and assistance finding a new job. The company has about 19- hundred workers in Roanoke. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC-3:43]

The City of Roanoke became one of the first to offer wireless Internet -- the service-- known as Wi Fi is centered around the Market Square with coverage available in a two block area in all directions.
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[SOT 06:39:45]
[IN Q=WIFI WILL ALLOW ]

((WIFI WILL ALLOW PEOPLE HERE IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE, PARTICULARLY IN THE MARKET AREA TO BE ABLE TO BRING THEIR LAPTOP AND OTHER WIRELESS DEVICES HAVE A LITTLE CARD THEY STICK IN THEIR LAPTOP AND BE ON THE INTERNET WHERE EVER THEY MIGHT BE.))
[SUPER=@goodlatte;]

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[OUT Q=WHERE EVER THEY MIGHT BE]
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[VO-NAT]

The Wi Fi service is completely free of charge. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC37:27]

Electronic Data Systems showed off some new technology in Roanoke this week called "teleportation." It is similar to teleconferencing -- but a three dimensional, life-size image is beamed onto a screen. The company charges about 15- hundred dollars a month for the service. For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] ))