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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... No curtain call for a popular Vegas magician after a tiger drags him off the stage.
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And crews work to get a railroad line back on track after yesterday's derailment. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Siegfried-Roy]


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


A tiger attacked magician Roy Horn of the duo "Siegfried and Roy" during a performance last night. Horn is now out of surgery and reported to be stable.
As Katherine Dorsett reports, some audience members thought it was all part of the act.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Superstar Illusionist]
[SUPER=01-Kirk Baser/Witness; :17]
[SUPER=01-Sharna Wiblen/Witness; :25]
[SUPER=01-Bob Leinbach/Clark Co., NV Fire Department Spokesman; :42]
[SUPER=01-Davide Strudwick/Witness; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Katherine Dorsett/Reporting; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=Katherine Dorsett reporting]

((
SUPERSTAR ILLUSIONIST ROY HORN IS OUT
OF SURGERY AFTER BEING ATTACKED, FRIDAY
NIGHT, BY A TIGER THAT DRAGGED HIM
OFFSTAGE DURING A PERFORMANCE IN LAS
VEGAS. MANY AUDIENCE MEMBERS WATCHED IN
HORROR AS HORN WAS MAULED BUT OTHERS
BELIEVED THE TIGER ATTACK WAS A PART OF
HORN'S ACT.

"It's almost surreal when you think
about what you saw because you think it
was part of the act and now you're
thinking, wow."

"When we were sitting there in the
audience we honestly thought it was
part of the show we didn't know what
was going on."

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE M-G-M MIRAGE HOTEL
AND CASINO SAYS HORN IS NOW STABLE
AFTER BEING TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL IN
CRITICAL CONDITION. THE FULL EXTENT OF
HIS INJURIES MAY NOT BE KNOWN FOR A
COUPLE OF DAYS.


"They arrived at the scene on the stage
and found that the performer was being
treated for blood loss by assistants.
They treated him for massive blood loss
they treated him for breathing
trouble."

SIEGFRIED AND ROY HAVE BEEN A STAPLE ON
THE LAS VEGAS STRIP FOR MORE THAN 30
YEARS, PERFORMING SIX SHOWS A WEEK, 44
WEEKS A YEAR. THEIR ACT FEATURES
DOZENS OF ANIMALS, INCLUDING LIONS,
TIGERS AND ELEPHANTS. ROY HORN WHO
TURNED 59 ON FRIDAY WAS 45 MINUTES INTO
THE PERFORMANCE
WHEN THE TIGER ATTACKED HIM.

"I just hope the guy is o.k. I mean
yeah it's it's shocking it's yeah."

HOTEL OFFICIALS SAY THE SHOW HAS BEEN
CANCELED INDEFINITELY.
THE TIGER INVOLVED IN THE ATTACK, A
7-YEAR-OLD MALE, IS QUARANTINED AT THE
HOTEL.
I'M KATHERINE DORSETT REPORTING. ))


[Richardson]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC45:06]
[GRAPHIC=Kirby Richardson]


Embattled Bedford County supervisor Kirby Richardson resigned Friday.
The resignation comes three weeks after he was indicted for allegedly forging VDOT public comment sheets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Richardson voted for V-DOT's 1-point-1 million dollar plan to improve the intersection of Routes 608 and 626.
He also filled out one of the Highway Department's comment sheets in favor of the plan.
State Police found four dozen similar sheets, and a special grand jury indicted him on 82 counts, including forgery, perjury and obstruction of justice.
He's also accused of threatening a witness.
When asked about the accusations two months ago, Richardson said he'd done nothing wrong.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=Hold]


Richardson had two more years left on his term.
Bedford County supervisors will meet probably within the next week or so to decide how to fill Richardson's seat.
They'll likely appoint a replacement to serve for one year, then hold a special election for the remaining year of Richardson's term.

[Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC00:09]
[GRAPHIC=NS Derailment]


Crews are working to restore a Norfolk Southern rail line in Rockbridge County.
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[Take Derailment Map FS] This follows a derailment yesterday morning near Cornwall, which is north of Buena Vista.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


Norfolk Southern says 16 cars jumped the tracks, and two of them overturned, destroying a small bridge and barely missing a nearby house.
The train had left Roanoke and was headed to Allentown Pennsylvania.
Emergency workers in Rockbridge County say no hazardous materials leaked from the train.
The wreck happened in the same area that was recently devastated by floods from Hurricane Isabel.
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[Supreme-Court]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Supreme Court]

The U-S Supreme Court is ready to consider religion, money and politics when it opens its new term next week. Cases include whether states can withold scholarships from students pursuing religious training. The court is expected to rule soon on the new law setting more limits on political campaign contributions and advertising.



[5Ten-Commandments]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=502-11 1:18:39]
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Supporters of the Ten Commandments monument in Alabama would be happy if their case did go before the Supreme Court. They are on their way to Washington this weekend, and that journey took the fight through Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The "Save the Commandments" caravan stopped at Liberty University yesterday, where organizers talked with students, regents and alumni about their cause.
They also brought with them a replica of the monument Judge Roy Moore tried to keep in his state courthouse.
Supporters say the court order to remove the monument is an attempt to remove religion from America's heritage.
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[SOT 10:23:38]
[IN Q=The Ten Commandments]

((REV. DAVID ANDERSON/SAVE THE COMMANDMENTS TOUR: JAMES MADISON WROTE: WE HAVE STAKED THE WHOLE FUTURE OF OUR POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS UPON THE CAPACITY OF EACH AND ALL OF US TO GOVERN OURSELVES, TO CONTROL OURSELVES, TO SUSTAIN OURSELVES ACCORDING TO THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF GOD. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS ARE THE FOUNDATION OF THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. David Anderson/Save The Commandments Tour]
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=American way of life.]
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[VO-NAT]


The caravan will stop in Fredericksburg later today before arriving in Washington D.C. for a prayer rally tomorrow.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


Another U-S soldier has been killed in Iraq. The attack happened last night when the soldier's patrol was hit with small arms fire and a rocket-propelled grenade.
88 American soldiers have been killed in hostile action in Iraq since the President declared an end the major combat.


[Roanoke-Catholic]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-47 TC00:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Back in Virginia, it's been a long wait, but Roanoke Catholic School now has its new football field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The school played its first football game last night at the newly-renovated Vinyard Park in Roanoke County.
The school entered into a partnership with the county to play its football, softball, baseball, and soccer games at the facility.
In return, Roanoke Catholic contributed nearly 200-thousand dollars so various improvements could be made at Vinyard Park.
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[SOT 7:40:12]
[IN Q=It really is]

((RAY CORREIA/ROANOKE CATHOLIC SCHOOL PRESIDENT: IT REALLY IS THE FIRST HOME FIELD EXPERIENCE FOOTBALL GAME AND THAT IS VERY SPECIAL AND THAT IS SOMETHING ROANOKE CATHOLIC HAS NOT HAD FOR A LONG LONG LONG TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Ray Correia/Roanoke Catholic School President;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=long long long time]
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[VO-NAT]


Improvements such as restrooms and concession stands will be built in the coming months.
Roanoke Catholic has signed a 15 year lease to use the 32 acre park.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=None]


By the way, the school ended up winning its first game at the park. We'll have highlights later in this half hour.




[Focus-Health]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[JOY ONE SHOT]
He's a local health director who will now have a national say on public health issues. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District]


Dr. Jody Hershey has been named the president of the National Association on County and City Health Officials.
He joins us this morning to tell what he plans to do during his one year term.


Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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[Polo-Cup]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=Weekend Hold]
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Roanoke's only Polo Cup rides into town later today. Steve Pardon is here with two guests to tell us what's going on, and why.
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[2Open-Heads]


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[WRITER=jen]
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[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 Roanoke County road re-opens after a lengthy cleanup.
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And, a Bedford County supervisor under indictment throws in the towel. We'll have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[2Siegfried-Roy]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Magician Roy Horn of the duo "Siegfried and Roy" is recovering this morning after being attacked last night during a performance in Las Vegas.
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[VO-NAT, from audience reax]


Horn was working with a tiger when something apparently went wrong.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :11]
[IN Q=Got to the middle of the stage]

((GOT TO THE MIDDLE OF THE STAGE AND I THINK HE WAS TRYING TO MAKE IT SIT DOWN AND IT DIDN'T SEEM TOO HAPPY, PUT HIS ARM IN, BUT THEN IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS HITTING IT ON THE SNOUT WITH A MICROPHONE AND THEN THE TIGER JUST WENT FOR HIS THROAT ))
[SUPER=01-Marc Barallon/Witness]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=went for his throat]
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[VO-NAT]


Many audience members at first thought it was part of the act.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:43]
[IN Q=I think a lot people thought]

((I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS PART OF THE SHOW. WE DID. BUT THEN YOU COULD HEAR PEOPLE RUNNING AROUND SWEARING AND IT STARTED TO SINK IN AND PEOPLE JUST DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON))
[SUPER=01-Adam Spooner/Witness]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=and people just didn't know what was going on]
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[VO-NAT]


Horn underwent surgery last night. Hospital officials say he is now stable.
As far as the tiger, he has been quarantined until further notice. The tiger is actually a veteran performer.
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[2Richardson]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC45:06]
[GRAPHIC=Kirby Richardson]


A Bedford County supervisor resigned Friday, three weeks after he was indicted for allegedly forging V-DOT public comment sheets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Kirby Richardson voted for V-DOT's 1-point-1 million dollar plan to improve the intersection of Routes 608 and 626.
He also filled out one of the Highway Department's comment sheets in favor of the plan.
State Police found four dozen similar sheets, and a special grand jury indicted him on 82 counts, including forgery, perjury and obstruction of justice.
He's also accused of threatening a witness.
When asked about the accusations two months ago, Richardson said he'd done nothing wrong.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=Hold]


Bedford County supervisors will meet probably within the next week or so to decide how to fill Richardson's seat.


[County-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC01:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The road that leads up Windy Gap Mountain in Roanoke County is open once again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Route 116 south of Roanoke was closed for hours near the Back Creek bridge yesterday afternoon and evening, after a tractor trailer overturned. The truck lost some diesel fuel and its load of windshield wiper fluid.
Crews were busy well into the night t rying to recover the bottles of fluid which fell down a hill.
Police believe the driver was heading north and driving too quickly when his tire blew, causing the truck to flip over.
The driver was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with a broken leg.
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[11Blacksburg-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC53:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Virginia Tech student remains hospitalized after falling from a balcony. Police say alcohol and weather may have played a role in her fall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

It happened around 1:30 yesterday morning at "The Chase" apartments in Blacksburg. Police say 21-year-old Keara (key-ara) Murphy had returned home from a night of partying downtown, when she realized she locked herself out of her apartment.
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[SOT 4322]
[IN Q=the preliminary]

((BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN: THE PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION INDICATES THAT SHE WAS TRYING TO GET IN THE APARTMENT AND POSSIBLY WAS CLIMBING FROM ONE BALCONY TO THE OTHER WHEN APPARENTLY SHE LOST HER GRIP, LOST HER FOOTING AND FELL TO THE GROUND.))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Bradbery/Blacksburg Police Department Spokesman;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=to the ground]
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[VO-NAT]

Officers say when they got there, Murphy was lying on the ground unconscious. She was flown to Roanoke Memorial hospital where she was last in serious condition. Murphy is a senior hospitality and tourism major from Fairfax Station.
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[Health-Science]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC12:51]
[GRAPHIC=Jefferson College]


The College of Health Sciences in Roanoke has a new name, and a new leader.
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[VO-NAT - :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The school announced its second president yesterday. Carol Seavor has already spent a year at the college after years serving as a nurse and administrator. Seavor says her job will be easier because the school already has a good reputation.
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[SOT - 27:59]
[IN Q=What we'd like...]

((CAROL SEAVOR/PRESIDENT; WHAT WE'D LIKE TO DO IS EXPAND THAT, BUILD ON THAT MUCH AS POSSIBLE, GET OUR CLASSROOMS FULL. CHALLENGE OUR TEACHERS WITH MORE STUDENTS. REACH OUT BEYOND THIS LOCAL AREA AND ATTRACT STUDENTS FROM NEIGHBORING STATES.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Seavor/President;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=from neighboring states.]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials also announced the name of the school has changed to the Jefferson College of Health Sciences. The move was made to give the school a marketable image, and clear up confusion about with whom the school is allied.


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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday Morning]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-34 1:26:09]
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The maker of OxyContin is hoping to educate the public about pain relief.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=04-Perdue Pharma;]

Perdu Pharma is running TV and print spots alerting parents to the abuse of prescription drugs. The company says it's promoting discussion about the dangers of using medications prescribed for other people.
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[SOT 13:19:26-13:19:45]
[IN Q=What we're doing is educating...]

((ROBIN HOGEN/PERDUE PHARMA: WHAT WE'RE DOING IS EDUCATING, SPENDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN EDUCATING, DISTRIBUTING LITERATURE, PROVIDING ABOUT 800 DOCTORS IN VIRGINIA WITH TAMPER-RESISTANT PADS SO YOU CAN'T FORGE A PRESCRIPTION.))
[SUPER=01-Robin Hogen/Purdue Pharma;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=so you can't forge a prescription.]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Perdu Pharma is adding its efforts to those of the Southwest Virginia Pain Initiative. The recently formed group of health care professionals advocates alternative forms of treatment as well as traditional drug therapy.

[Anderson]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC15:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke's City Treasurer plans to retire at the end of the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/2001]


David Anderson has served as treasurer since June, 1996.
He was appointed to the job when Gordon Peters retired, and the Democrat has been re- elected since.
City council will appoint someone to fill the rest of Anderson's unexpired term.
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[Craft-Show]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC21:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke Civic Center is filled with colorful crafts this weekend, a reminder that the holidays can't be far away.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


250 artists and craftsmen have set up shop in the Civic Center coliseum and exhbition hall.
The Craftsmen's Classic brings a wide variety of work to the Valley, including the music and musical instruments of West Virginian Sam Rizzetta.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I fell in love ]

((SAM RIZZETTA/HAMMERED DULCIMER MAKER; I FELL IN LOVE WITH STRINGED INSTRUMENT AT THE AGE OF THREE, BUT WE COULDN'T AFFORD TO BUY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, SO IHAD TO LEARN TO MAKE THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Sam Rizzetta/Hammered Dulcimer Maker]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=learn to make them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Craftsmen's Classic and Crafts Festival continues through tomorrow afternoon at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up, a Friday Football Extra performance that will be long remembered.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and in this week's movie review
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[VO-NAT]

Anna Wentworth likes Denzel Washington in "Out of Time", but what does she think of the movie?
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[Wx-Hello]

[ANCHOR=Brent]

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[Biz-Review]


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

The now defunct Pillowtex Company has an interested buyer and town leaders in Vinton announced the biggest economic develpment in that town's history. Donald Graham has more in this week's Business Review.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[SUPER=03-Fieldale/July 30; :08]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :23]
[SUPER=01-Roger O'Shaughnessy/Cardinal Glass Industries President; :36]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]

(( [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] This week in review.... [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC20:57]

The Pillowtex company says its assest will be liquidated.
The bankupt textile company says joint-venture G-G-S-T submitted the highest bid for its assets.
The 128-million dollar sale must be approved by a judge. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=503-02 43:14]

A 24 million dollar investment is coming to Vinton. Cardinal Glass Industries is bringing a new window glass manufacturing plant to the Vinton Business Center -- it'll be the first at the new industrial park.
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[SOT 26:14]
[IN Q=Vinton was a special place]

((VINTON WAS A SPECIAL PLACE AND THEY WELCOMED US TO THE SITE ONE DAY AND HAD TWO STREET SIGNS THAT WERE VERY CLEVER. IT SHOWED TO ME THAT THEY WERE REALLY INTERESTED IN HAVING THE FACTORY THERE AND MAKING THE COMMITMENT TO DO INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT. I THINK THAT WAS PROBABLY THE THING THAT WON US OVER TO VINTON. JUST NICE PEOPLE. ))
[RUNS= :29]
[OUT Q=just nice people.]
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[VO-NAT]

The company will break ground next month and hire 200 employees over the next year. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC1:43:23]

Verizon Communications is offering to buy out more than 70 - thousand non union employees in management. The plan includes two weeks of pay for each year of employment up to 35 weeks -- plus a 15 thousand to 30 thousand dollar bonus. A separate buyout offer will be made to some union technicians and phone operators eligible for retirement. For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))