[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sat 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 Saturday Morning....... More American troops prepare to head into Iraq while the International Red Cross decides to pull out -
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And the answers to the questions about these mystery posters seen around Roanoke. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[11National-Guard]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
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National Guard and Reserve units in Richlands, Martinsville and Rocky Mount are among thousands standing by for active duty.
43 thousand troops have been put on alert nationwide, and nearly one thousand are from Virginia.
While the units haven't received mobilization orders, the alert status gives soldiers and commanders the time to prepare in case they are called to active duty.

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
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While more U-S troops head into Iraq --the Red Cross is pulling out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Iraq]


The Humanitarian group says its too dangerous right now. So it is temporarily shutting most of its operation in the country.
This as two more Americans soldiers are killed in a road side bomb attack.
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[11Montgomery-Elections]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC-1:47:48]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]


Voters in Montgomery County opted for a change in leadership this week.
Several political newcomers will soon be in office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Steve Spradlin beat out an incumbent in a 3 way race to be the next Supervisor.
His victory tips the balance of power on the board, to the republicans.
The new treasurer won by only 44-votes.
Democrat Richard Shelton may have to wait for an automatic recount before it's official, but he's still preparing to take over the job.
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[SOT:25:16:00]
[IN Q=I want to have]

((RICHARD SHELTON: I WANT TO HAVE A GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH NOT ONLY THE EMPLOYEES OF THAT OFFICE, BUT ALSO THE OTHER CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICES. FOR YEARS THERE HAD BEEN A LITTLE DIVISION BETWEEN THE 2-OTHER OFFICES THAT SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN)) ((STEVE SPRADLIN: THE GOAL FOR THE FOLKS I'VE TALKED TO WHO ARE ON THE BOARD NOW IS LOOK, WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF EVERYONE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Shelton/(D) Treasurer-Elect;]
[SUPER=01-Steve Spradlin/(R) Supervisor-Elect]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=Everyone in Montgomery County.]
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[VO-NAT]


The winners take office January first.
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[11Blacksburg-Noise]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC-31:30]
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Many Blacksburg residents want a nice quiet neighborhood, while others want to want to pump up the volume.
Now town officials are turning up the cost of being loud.
Justin McLeod has more on how Blacksburg police are enforcing the town's noise ordinance.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Kong/Blacksburg Resident; :12]
[SUPER=01-Bill Brown/Blacksburg Police Chief; :33]
[SUPER=@justin1; :40]
[SUPER=01-Beau Nunnally/College Student; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Blacksburg]

((((NAT SOUND OF JOHN TALKING))
John Kong likes to have get togethers at his home in Blacksburg.
He admits they sometimes get a little loud. ((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC GOING INTO BITE ))
[SOT 15:37]
[IN Q=You work all week]

((JOHN KONG/BLACKSBURG RESIDENT: YOU WORK ALL WEEK, SCHOOL WHATEVER, YOU JUST WANT TO HAVE A LITTLE FUN, I DON'T SEE THE HARM IN IT.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=the harm in it]


His neighbors may disagree, although he has never received a fine under the town's noise ordinance.
Many however have, the police department responds to more than 18-hundred noise complaints a year, typically large parties.
The punishment? A hundred dollar fine.
[SOT 3:03 TAPE 2]
[IN Q=They are already]

((BILL BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF: THEY ARE ALREADY PASSING A COUPLE OF HATS COLLECTING THE ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR FINE TO PAY THE FINE AND NOT TAKING IT VERY SERIOUSLY.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=it very seriously]
[SOT 4:13]
[IN Q=So town council]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: SO TOWN COUNCIL PASSED A NEW ORDINANCE UPPING THE INITIAL FINE TO THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS. IT ALSO CREATED SUBSEQUENT FINES OF 500 DOLLARS FOR A SECOND OFFENSE AND ANYTHING BEYOND THAT IN A TWELVE MONTH PERIOD, A THOUSAND BUCKS.))
[Runs= 12]
[OUT Q=A THOUSAND BUCKS]

((NAT SOUND OF PARTY))
College students are not happy about it.
Many residents support it, saying it's about time.
In fact, numerous citizen complaints is what prompted the heftier penalities.
[SOT 17:38]
[IN Q=You have to be very]

((BEAU NUNNALLY/BLACKSBURG RESIDENT: YOU HAVE TO BE VERY SELECTIVE WHERE YOU LIVE. IF YOU ARE GOING TO LIVE AROUND A LOT OF COLLEGE STUDENTS YOU HAVE TO REALIZE THAT ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS THEY ARE GOING TO GET PRETTY LOUD.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=get pretty loud]


If that's the case, police hope college students hear the message loud and clear, a noisy party could cost you a lot of money and that may be hard to swallow.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Blacksburg.))

[Rescue-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC 1:24:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The mystery has been solved.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday]


You may have seen people holding signs on street corners throughout the Roanoke Valley yesterday. In fact, 300 volunteers carried cardboard signs that asked "Will you be dining with us?".
It was all part of the Rescue Mission's plan to generate a buzz about its programs, and to kick off its holiday fundraising campaign.
Officials declined to comment yesterday on the sign staging, but as they promised, this insert in today's newspaper explains it all.
And if you're wondering why the slogan, "Will you be dining with us" The Rescue Mission says it never knows who will be in need of a meal. This year more 260-thousand meals will be served at the Rescue Mission.
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[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS 4472essC] For more information on the Rescue Mission, you can find a link to its website on our home page and click on websites in the news.
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[Focus-Health]


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[JOY ONE SHOT]
If you have a child with a special need or disability there's an upcoming symposium designed just for you. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Chris Desimone/Special Needs Symposium]


Here to tell us more about the Special Needs Symposium is Chris Desimone.
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[TAKE 8700ESSFS ] The Special Needs Symposium will be held November 13th at the Salem Civic Center from 8 am to 3:3 pm. It's fre and open to the public. To register call 540-776-6434.
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Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.

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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... The International Red Cross is closing its doors in two Iraqi cities. Officials say the area is just just too dangerous.
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[anchor=Joy 1-shot]

And another 43 thousand American troops plan for the possibility of active duty - including several units from our area.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

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[11Augusta-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC1:59:30]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


It's been more than a year since an Augusta County couple was found murdered - now the Sheriff's office is asking for your help.
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[VO at :28]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co./August 26, 2002;]

A ten thousand dollar reward is being offered in the shooting deaths of 40-year old Rhonda Chaplin and her 51-year old husband Timothy. The couple was killed near their car at the intersection of Dabney's Lane and Cold Spring Road in August of 2002. The Sheriff's Office says Rhonda Chaplin had last been seen buying snacks at the Pilot Station in Greenville around 12:30 a.m., about 75-minutes before the crime. Earlier in the evening the couple had run into some trouble at a nightclub.
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[SOT 15:42:10 - 15:42:21]
[IN Q=They were at an establishment in Staunton....]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Hanger/Augusta Co. Sheriff's Department;]

((GLENN HANGER/AUGUSTA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: THEY WERE AT AN ESTABLISHMENT IN STAUNTON AND AN EX-BOYFRIEND WAS THERE. THERE WAS AT LEAST SOME TENSION, POSSIBLY SOME WORDS BETWEEN THE EX-BOYFRIEND AND RHONDA.))
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[OUT Q=ex-boyfriend and Rhonda.]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Sergeant Hanger says the ex-boyfriend is one of several suspects. Rhonda Chaplin had been scheduled to testify against him in a rape trial set to begin the week after her murder. That charge was eventually dropped.

[11Altavista-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


An Altavista woman is being held without bond in connection with the arson death of her boyfriend Wednesday night.

Chief Tommy Neal says 41-year-old Kimberly Rudder admitted setting her house on fire after arguing with 39-year-old John Frederick Klein.
Firefighters rescued Klein from the burning home but he was pronounced dead on arrival at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Rudder's been charged with murder and arson.

[11Cow-update]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC-51:04]
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Montgomery County officials are still searching for the person responsible for several livestock shootings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


So far, 6 head of cattle have been shot in the Riner community in the last month. No one's been arrested, but several deputies spent the day canvassing a field looking for clues. Investigators say this is one of the department's top priorities.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=One of the ]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Whitt/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Department]

((TOMMY WHITT: ONE OF THE MOST PRESSING THINGS GOING ON. IT MIGHT NOT SEEM IMPORTANT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO ARE LOSING CATTLE.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=losing cattle.]
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[VO-NAT]


The sheriff's department says the animals were not accessible from the road and were most likely shot at close range. Shooting livestock is a felony.
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[Beef-Prices]


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


The Atkins diet and other high proteins diets could be beefing up the meat market.
But as Cynthia Bowers reports it's not with a cost.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At Gorat's Steakhouse]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :04]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Bowers/CBS News; :34]
[SUPER=01-Bill Rhea/Rhea Cattle Company; :49]
[SUPER=01-Bill Barnhisel/Apple Market Owner; 1:31]
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[OUT Q=standard out]


((At Gorat's Steakhouse in Omaha Nebraska..(1904 Hostess) RIGHT THIS WAY, FOLLOW ME...
they've had to do something they don't like to do ( NATS server bringing meal)

(dissolve to menu with prices changed)


Raise the price of a STEAK DINNER three times since spring.

(SOT Gorat )

I HATE IT, BECAUSE YOU KNOW I WANT THE AVERAGE FAMILY TO BE ABLE TO COME IN AND ENJOY A MEAL BUT, UH, THE WAY IT'S GOING ITS TOUGH ON THEM.
Beef prices already at record highs are still on the rise, selling for 30-40 percent more than this time last year--because of increased consumer demand and supply shortages.

(S/U Cynthia Bowers reporting)

AFTER A NUMBER OF LEAN YEARS, THE BEEF INDUSTRY FINALLY HAS WHAT IT WANTS. THANKS TO POPULAR DIETS LIKE ATKINS AND SOUTH BEACH, AMERICANS FINALLY FEEL LIKE ITS OK TO EAT MEAT AGAIN. THE ONLY THING IS NOW, THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD IT.

(Sot Rhey )

PEOPLE DON'T KNOW HOW TO REACT, DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO
For cattlemen like Bill Rhey, its a time of contradictions. With a ban on imports from Canada due to the mad cow scare, he's finally making good money on his stock, but worries about a possible backlash.

(Sot Bill Rhey - Rhey Cattle Company)

ITS LIKE ANYTHING ELSE - WE'RE GONNA PRICE OURSELVES OUT OF THE MARKET//
(0535) WE'RE GOING TO RUN UP AGAINST A PRICE WALL WHERE THE CONSUMER

SAYS "HEY, I CAN'T AFFORD THIS"

(Nats Barnhisel and customer) THERE'S A PRIME CUT OF LONDON BROIL...
(customer) OK, THAT'LL BE FINE


Bill Barnhisel thinks he's already hitting that wall at his Chicago meat market, where prices are forcing customers to make a choice.

(Sot Bill Barnhisel - Apple Market)

I THINK PEOPLE ARE BUYING, MAYBE SHYING AWAY FROM SOME OF THE MORE EXPENSIVE CUTS, MAYBE BUYING A LESSER CUT. SO INSTEAD OF HAVING A STEAK, MAYBE THEY'RE MAKING A TACO ONE NIGHT, OR MAKING SOME HAMBURGERS OR SOMETHING.
You may want to keep those meatloaf recipes handy...because prices are likely to be something to beef about for some time to come. CB, CBSN, Arlington, Nebraksa))
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[11Fiddle-fest]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC-1:25:36]
[GRAPHIC=Fiddlefest]


Organizers of Fiddlefest have set the date for the second edition of the summer music festival.
And this weekend, they'll be tuning up for the main event with a fundraiser.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July;]


In its first year, the week-long event failed to attract a large crowd, and organizers are still settling debts from the festival.
They've made changes and later today they will return to Elmwood Park for the "Barbecue and Brewfest" fundraiser.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=We still have some]

((MIKE CONNER: WE STILL HAVE SOME BILLS OUTSTANDING, AND THIS BARBECUE AND BREWFEST IS DESIGNED TO HELP RAISE SOME FUNDS TO SETTLE THE FINAL BILLS. AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL BE ABLE TO SETTLE THE FINAL BILLS AND GET A HEAD START ON NEXT YEAR.))

[SUPER=01-Mike Conner/Fiddlefest Organizer]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=head start on next year.]
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[VO-NAT]


Fiddlefest will consolidate events on the campus of Hollins University, and the event is now scheduled to take place July 22nd, 23rd and 24th.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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The Barbecue and Brewfest runs today from 11am to 5pm in Elmwood Park.

[Job-Growth]


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[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
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The job market could be on the upswing.
As Anthony Mason reports even wall street is looking better these days.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Is America finally going back to work]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ethan Harris/Lehman Brothers Chief Economist; :10]
[SUPER=01-Bernadette Kenny/Job Consultant; :32]
[SUPER=01-George Horowitz/Everlast Worldwide CEO; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Mason/CBS News; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=cbs news, new york]


((NARR: IS AMERICA FINALLY GOING BACK TO WORK? OCTOBER'S UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS SHOWED THE STRONGEST JOB GROWTH OF THE YEAR:
ETHAN HARRIS/ Lehman Brothers, chief economist: "I think these data were the missing piece of the puzzle. They're telling us this recovery is for real."
NARR (w/graphic): WITH AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER ALSO REVISED UPWARDS. THE ECONOMY HAS NOW GAINED NEARLY 300,000 JOBS OVER THE PAST 3 MONTHS:
MASON: "Are you seeing a turnaround?" KENNY: "We are seeing that the job market is picking up."
NARR: JOB CONSULTANT BERNADETTE KENNY SAYS BUSINESSES HAVE BEGUN HIRING, BUT SLOWLY
KENNY: "I think companies are proceeding cautiously."//"But they are doing it. The turnaround has begun."
NARR: WALL STREET IS EVEN FEELING BETTER. WITH THE DOW NEARING 10,000 AGAIN, MERRILL LYNCH ANNOUNCED IT WILL HIRE 5,000 BROKERS NEXT YEAR.
THE SERVICE SECTOR ADDED 140,000 JOBS IN OCTOBER. BUT MANUFACTURING CUT WORKERS AGAIN FOR THE 39TH STRAIGHT STRAIGHT MONTH.
AT THE EVERLAST COMPANY IN NEW YORK, WHERE THEY MAKE PUNCHING BAGS, BOXING GLOVES

nat sot/George Horowitz: "And of course all of the satin outfits and

shorts and robes..."
NARR: CEO GEORGE HOROWITZ SAY THIS BRONX FACTORY WILL BE CLOSED BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

nat sot; scaffolding comes down


NARR: BUT PRODUCTION WILL BE MOVED TO A MORE MODERN MISSOURI PLANT AND HOROWITZ EXPECTS TO BE INCREASING HIS PAYROLL BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR:
GEORGE HOROWITZ / Everlast: "Our company has gone from retail sales of a little over 200 million to well over 500 million. And we expect to be a billion dollars in 3 years."
ON CAMERA: "THE ECONOMY WILL NEED THAT KIND OF GROWTH TO REALLY GET THE JOB MARKET OFF THE ROPES. BUT THESE NUMBERS SEEM TO HAVE FINALLY DEALT A KNOCKOUT PUNCH TO THAT PHRASE: JOBLESS RECOVERY."
NARR: WITH SPENDING ON THE RISE AND UNEMPLOYMENT STARTING TO FALL, THIS ECONOMY LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE A CONTENDER. ANTHONY MASON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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