[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....... A shooting in Pittsylvania County suspends a high school football game...
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[ANCHOR=Joy]

And one man is hospitalized following a shooting at a Martinsville park. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

[2-shot toss to Hello]

[11Gretna-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC39:43]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A shooting outside Gretna High School's football game sends two to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT 08 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Gretna;]


The game was suspended in the third quarter after the shooting, but details of what exactly happened and why are unclear.
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[Talent=Joy]
[ANCHOR=HOLD]


Officials say two people were shot, but have not released the condition of either victim.
The victims - we are told - were taken to Danville Regional Medical Center.
As for the post-season game, it was suspended with Gretna leading in the third quarter. Coaches say that's likely the way it will stay, but the Virginia High School League has the final decision.

[Henry-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat-AM]
[WRITER=cdo]
[TAPE#=none]
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Another shooting, this one at a Martinsville park sends, one man to the hospital.
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[TAKE SHOOTING MAP FS]
Officials say 19 year old Anthony Javon Waller was shot several times last night at the city's Reservoir picnic shelter.
Police say Waller was shot in the head, shoulder and back. He is being treated at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
(+++++++++)


18 year old Joseph Chad Lockett is charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm.
Authorities say Lockett ran from the scene, but was later found at his home.
The gun used was found in a wooded area off of Nibblett Drive in Henry County.
Lockett is being held without bond in the Henry County Jail.

[11Missing-Children]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-43 TC59:37]
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The bodies of two children missing in Buchanan County have been found.
Officials say they mobilized everyone they could to help find the two children swept away by flood waters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan Co.;]

Yesterday, searchers found the bodies of four year old Kayley Runyon and two year old Christian Runyon. The two disappeared after a culvert holding back a swollen creek gave way. The floodwaters swept away five homes and pulled the children from their parents arms. Nearby residents were able to save the parents.
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[11Hikers]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC12:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A group of hikers is rescued after getting lost on an area trail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It happened at Dragon's Tooth on the Appalachian Trail off Route 3-11.
Five hikers - who are in their twenties - called 9-1-1 after dark.
It took nearly two hours and eight rescurers on A-T-V's to locate the group on top of the mountain.
They were not wearing jackets but had started a fire to keep warm.
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[Harris]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-52 10:43]
[GRAPHIC=Wayne Harris]


A majority of Roanoke city council says it lacks confidence in the school superintendent.
It all happened at a joint retreat of the council and the school board.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:18:08]
[IN Q=There were issues]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL; THERE WERE QUESTIONS OF LEADERSHIP, OF RESPONSIVENESS, OF EFFECTIVENESS.))


[SUPER=@harris]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=of effectiveness.]
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[VO-NAT]


But late Friday afternoon, the school board gave Wayne Harris a unanimous vote of confidence.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:15]
[IN Q=I have the]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; I HAVE THE UNANIMOUS SUPPORT OF THE ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD, AND WE HAVE OUTSTANDING TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS WHO ARE WORKING ON BEHALF OF OUR STUDENTS. AND THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I NEED TO MOVE FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City School Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=to move forward.]
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[VO-NAT]


Because council does not have control over the hiring or firing of the superintendent, members pressed the school board to take better control of school affairs and set the direction.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:08]
[IN Q=That was their]

((GLORIA MANNS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD; THAT WAS THEIR STATEMENT TO US, THEY DID NOT WANT TO GO OVER THEIR BOUNDARY, SO THE BALL WAS PUT IN OUR LAP FOR US TO REMOVE THAT THINKING AND ELIMINATE THOSE FEELINGS THEY MAY HAVE.)) ((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL; THE SCHOOL BOARD REALLY NEEDS TO TAKE THE LEAD AND SPEAK TO AND ENGAGE AND RESPOND TO THE COMMUNITY. ))
[SUPER=01-Gloria Manns/Roanoke City School Board;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=respond to the community.]
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[ANCHOR=JOY]
[SS=hOLD]


Reverend Nelson Harris said he's not surprised by the school board's support for the superintendent and he's encouraged that members are taking the issue seriously.


[11Berry-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
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[TAPE#=03-44 TC50:07]
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Guests aren't welcome at one of Halifax County's most historic homes - but its owners hope that will soon change as they try to re-organize their debt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston/File Tape]


The Berry Hill mansion shut down September 7th after Marriott pulled its hotel and conference center services out.. because of unpaid bills.
Berry Hill Associates filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday, one day before the property was scheduled to be sold at auction.
Halifax County officials say they're trying to work with the group to get the property up and running again.
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[11Pallet-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
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[TAPE#=03-45 TC45:42]
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A fire at a Campbell County woodchipping plant could stay hot for quite a while.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Crews responded to the Gibson Pallet Company around two o'clock Friday afternoon.
It is located on Lynch Mill Road just off Route 43 near Alta Vista.
Firefighters believe a woodchipper caught fire which then spread to a twenty foot chip pile.
Crews quickly knocked down the fire but say it could take days, maybe weeks before the fire is completely out.
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[Focus-Health]


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[FOCUS ON HEALTH FS BAM]
[JOY ONE SHOT]
Sixteen paramedic students from the College of Health Sciences will soon be headed to Hondurus for a medic mission.

[JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Brian Boland/Hands of Healing]
[SUPER=01-Michael Henson/Hands of Healing]


Two of them join us this morning to tell about the trip. They are Brian Boland and Michael Henson.

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[TAKE INFO BOARD]
For more information about the hands of healing medic mission you can call 540-985-8317.
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Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.


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((Brent & guest ad lib about gadgets))
[SUPER=01-Brandon Muse/Staples;]
[SUPER=04-Palm Zire 71 - $300;]
[SUPER=04- Kodak 6000 - Printer Dock - $200]
[SUPER=04-San Disk Cruzer Mini - $40;]
[SUPER=04-Networking Wireless Desktop Kit - $130; ]
[SUPER=04-Novimex Exec. Leather Massage Chair - $130;]



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[Know-Bump]
[Take full screen bump] [Chyron 7155] Did You Know?

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[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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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 Gretna football game is suspended after a shots are fired nearby...
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[ANCHOR=Joy]

And a Martinsville man is arrested after shooting his friend. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

[2-shot toss to hello]

[Walters-Jackson]


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


Jermaine Jackson speaks out about the child molestation charges against his brother.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ABC News 20-20; Hot Change to]
[SUPER=04-Last Night]


He believes that Michael is the victim of an extortion attempt. Jermaine is also calling for a state and federal investigation of the investigators working on the case.
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[SOT:30]
[IN Q=My mother is very angry]

((MY MOTHER IS VERY ANGRY. WE ARE ALL VERY ANGRY AND WE'RE GOING TO PULL OUR SOLDIER TOGETHER AND PREPARE FOR WAR. THAT'S WHAT THIS IS. YOU DON NOT HANDCUFF MY BROTHER AND EXPECT THE WORLD TO WATCH US SIT THERE. WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT BACK WITH EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT))
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[OUT Q=everything we got]
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[VO-NAT]


Jermaine saw his brother Thursday, and says Michael maintains his innocence.
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[SOT:52]
[IN Q=Michael was very calm]

((MICHAEL WAS VERY CALM AND VERY PEACEFUL. I WALKED IN AND HE HAD HIS CHILDREN SITTING IN HIS LAP AND SAID JERMAINE I AM INNOCENT. AND I WILL SHOW THE WORLD I AM INNOCENT.))
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[OUT Q=the world I am innoncent]
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[Jackson]


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


Michael Jackson is now out on three million dollars.
As Manuel Gallegus reports many fans are also rallying behind the pop star.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=As Michael Jackson faces]
[SUPER=03-Santa Barbara, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Russell Halpern/Attorney For Alleged Victim's Father; :15]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Allred/Attorney; :59]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=cbs news, santa barbara county.]

((AS MICHAEL JACKSON FACES CHILD-MOLESTION CHARGES, A LAWYER FOR THE FATHER OF THE ALLEGED VICTIM IS SPEAKING OUT. ATTORNEY RUSSELL HALPERN SAYS THE FATHER DOES NOT THINK JACKSON IS A PEDOPHILE.

(SOT: RUSSELL HALPERN/ATTORNEY FOR FATHER OF ALLEGED VICTIM)

"He is also is very cognizant of the fact that his children have been manipulated by the mother on prior occassions."
BUT THE FATHER ADMITS HE HAS NOT TALKED TO HIS SON IN A YEAR. HE LOST CUSTODY OF HIM IN A DIVORCE CASE. THE ACCUSER IS REPORTEDLY A 12 OR 13-YEAR OLD CANCER SURVIVOR WHO FREQUENTLY VISITED JACKSON HERE AT HIS NEVERLAND RANCH.

(NAT)


IT'S ALSO A PLACE WHERE THE POP STAR IS KNOWN FOR HOLDING SLEEP OVERS WITH CHILDREN.

(NAT)


SOME OBSERVERS ARE ALSO CONCERNED ABOUT THE WELL-BEING OF JACKSON'S OWN CHILDREN. THE THREE KIDS -- ALL UNDER THE AGE OF SEVEN -- FLEW BACK TO NEVADA WITH THEIR FATHER ON THURSDAY. ATTORNEY GLORIA ALLRED IS CALLING ON CHILD WELFARE TO INVESTIGATE JACKSON -- AND TEMPORARILY REMOVE THE CHILDREN FROM HIS CARE.

(SOT: GLORIA ALLRED/ATTORNEY)

"Grounds exist in my opinion for the department to immediately intervene and take appropriate steps to ensure the well-being of Jackson's children."
JACKSON IS SAID TO BE STAYING AT THE GREEN VALLEY RANCH HOTEL AND CASINO IN LAS VEGAS. HOTEL EMPLOYEES WON'T CONFIRM THAT, BUT GUESTS SAY IT'S OBVIOUS THE KING OF POP HAS CHECKED IN.

(MOS)

'It's a real change from Wednesday to Thursday. It was outrageous last night. We couldn't even get in. We had to show I.D."
FANS IN LAS VEGAS WELCOMED JACKSON'S RETURN -- AND OFFERED THEIR SUPPORT

(MOS)

"I think Michael Jackson personally would not hurt a fly, let alone a child."

(SOT: Manuel Gallegus/CBS News/Santa Barbara County)

BUT PROSECUTORS ARE CONVINCED THEY HAVE A SOLID CASE...AND CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED THEY'RE CONSIDERING USING STATEMENTS AND EVIDENCE FROM A 1993 INVESTIGATION AGAINST THE SINGER NOW. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY.))


[11Traffic-Stop]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC1:45:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Is Lynchburg's police chief doing enough to prevent racial profiling by his officers?
Minority activists in the Hill City say no - and want Chief Charles Bennett fired because of it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The controversy stems from a traffic stop last month where a 58-year-old black college professor was pepper-sprayed after police say she resisted arrest.
But Dorothy Smith-Akubue's (ah-koo-BOO-ees) supporters say officers used excessive force.. and that profiling has been an ongoing problem within the police department.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:16:00]
[IN Q=And Chief Charles]

((GARNELL STAMPS/NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK: AND CHIEF CHARLES BENNETT SHOULD BE TERMINATED IMMEDIATELY. HE DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE THE SKILLS OR THE INTEREST IN DEALING WITH THESE PROBLEMS THAT GET OUT OF HAND.))
[SUPER=01-Garnell Stamps/National Action Network]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=that get out of hand.]
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[VO-NAT]


Chief Bennett would not talk about details of the case.
Smith-Akubue (Ah-koo -BOO-ee) will face the charges in court on December 4th.
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[11Airport-Ambassadors]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC1:47:40]
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The Roanoke Regional Airport is offering its customers the gift of convenience this holiday season.
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[SOT 8:08-8:13]
[IN Q=1:51, it'll be about 20-minutes...]

((1:51... IT'LL BE ABOUT 20-MINUTES, MAYBE. OKAY. THANK YOU. UH HUH.))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=okay. Thank you. Uh huh.]
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[VO NAT :21] Airport Ambassadors, wrapped in red vests, are patrolling the terminal in search of passengers with questions, comments or concerns. The program is a response to the many security and procedural changes the airport implemented after September 11th. Officials say they want passengers to feel comfortable and that means having access to information.
(///// SOT at :21/////)
[SOT 1:02-1:13]
[IN Q=This time of year we have...]

((AMANDA DEHAVEN/ROANOKE AIRPORT: THIS TIME OF YEAR WE HAVE ALOT MORE LEISURE TRAVELERS THAT AREN'T USED TO ALL THE PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES SO IT'S HELPFUL TO HAVE SOMEONE HERE, A FRIENDLY FACE, JUST TO HELP YOU ALONG YOUR WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Amanda DeHaven/Roanoke Regional Airport;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=just to help you along your way.]

[VO NAT :07]
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The ambassador-program runs throughout the year but there will be several extra volunteers on hand throughout the holidays.
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[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
The governor is heading to Henry County today to see about free health care. Details on that are just ahead.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]

Another Dr. Seuss classic is coming to the big screen - but will it be a holiday hit, or will "The Cat in the Hat" fall flat?
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[Lotto] [Break]
[Wx-Hello]

[ANCHOR=Brent @ BAM]

[BRENT HAS WX HELLO]
[WXPRO/Full]

[Medicare]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Medicare Overhaul]


The House has approved a Medicare bill with a landmark prescription drug entitlement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The 395 billion-dollar Medicare plan would give 40 million seniors and disabled Americans a prescription drug benefit and a new option for private health-care coverage.
The bill passed by a final vote of 220 to 215 after a lengthy overnight vote.
It now goes to the Senate which plans to take it up later today.
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[11Health-Fair]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC1:25:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Mark Warner is heading to Martinsville today - to attend the free health fair that's helping the community this weekend.
The fair brought patients to the community by the droves yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Some standing in line for hours just to get inside.
Many say they couldn't pass up the opportunity for free dental and medical care.
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[SOT tape 2 13:03:26]
[IN Q=I'm on disability]

((I'M ON DISABILITY I DON'T HAVE THAT MUCH MONEY. THIS IS SORT OF FREE TO HELP PEOPLE. AND THIS IS REAL NICE TO HAVE THIS EVENT ))
[SUPER=01-Ray Hall/Patient]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=real nice to have this event]
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[VO-NAT]


The double digit unemployment rate in Martinsville also led state officials to also get involved.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT12:03:01, tape 1]
[IN Q=This is to say we do understand.]

((THIS IS TO SAY WE DO UNDERSTAND WE'RE TRYING TO BE OF ASSISTANCE AND THIS IS AT LEAST AN INTERIM))
[SUPER=01-Jane Woods/Virginia Health & Human Resources]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=at least an interim.]
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[VO-NAT]


The health fair continues today until 5 pm at the former Tultex manufacturing plant.
All services are provided on a first come first serve basis.
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[11Carilion-Nurses]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Roanoke Memorial and Community Hospital nurses were awarded Magnet Recognition yesterday by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The honor is bestowed upon hospitals that provide the highest level of care and promote excellence in the field of nursing. There is only one other Magnet hospital in Virginia and less than one- percent of all U-S hospitals are accredited. The application process took two years and nurses say they couldn't be happier.
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[Games]


[ANCHOR=Joy 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Don't forget about the football here on Your Hometown Station later today..
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[go to college pinnacle 12996ess]
UVa hosts Georgia Tech at Noon. Right after that one we'll have LSU and Ole Miss for the SEC West title.
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