[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[roll cold out of the open]

[ENG#1]
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[VO-NAT]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A stranded motorist is dead after being hit twice on 460...

[ENG#2]
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[VO-NAT]


and a school for troubled teenagers may be on its way to Radford. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[AM-460-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=04-01 10:37]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]



[ENG#=3]



A stranded motorist was killed after being run over on 460 last night near Bonsack.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Police say 43 year old Marvin Conner of Roanoke County had walked away from his car to call his family for help.
When he was crossing the highway to get back to his vehicle, officials say he was hit by a car and a tractor trailor in the eastbound lanes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 09:03:07 ]
[IN Q=]

((C. C. MCGLOTHLIN/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: HE WAS TRYING TO GET BACK VEHILCE STRUCK HONDA ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE VEHCLE AND THEN STRUCK BY A TRACTOR TRAILER THAT WAS BEHIND THAT VEHICLE.))
[SUPER=01-C. C. McGlothlin/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=behind that vehicle.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials say Conner was dead when they arrived at the scene.
So far no charges have been filed, but the accident is still under investigation.
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[Iraq]


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



Another attack on U-S forces in Iraq -- three soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing north of Baghdad.
Officials says three man have been detained in connection with the attack. They were found leaving the scene shortly after the bombing.
At least 5-hunded American service members have died since the war began.

[11NS-Union]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=503-05 2:03:45]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]



[ENG#=4]



The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (SIG-nul men) has agreed to hold off on a strike - for now.
The union says it will not call for a strike against Norfolk Southern until the two sides meet before a federal judge later this month. Company and union officials spent more than two hours in a Harrisonburg federal courtroom yesterday, discussing the closing of the Roanoke Signal Shop and a possible strike in response, but no ruling was made.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;]

Eighteen positions were eliminated when N-S closed the signal shop last Friday. Employees will be allowed to transfer to other locations, but less-senior workers could be furloughed in turn.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Saturday;]

Union leaders hope to present their case in court before laid- off workers are transferred. Once that happens leaders fear it will be too late to reverse the closing.
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[11Radford-School]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-42 1:27:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[ENG#=1]



A new school for troubled youth may be on the roster in Radford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Concept One wants the old New River Industries plant on East Main Street rezoned from industrial to multi-family residential.
The company wants to create a private academy for 15 to 17 year olds that are having trouble staying caught up in their classes.
Radford City Council members aren't so sure they want to rezone the land.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:1:50:39:00 ]
[IN Q=That poses]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Starnes/Radford Mayor;]

((THOMAS STARNES:THAT POSES A PROBLEM BECAUSE WE'VE GOT LIMITED BUSINESS PROPERTY IN RADFORD AT THE PRESENT TIME AND JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO WE, CITY COUNCIL TURNED DOWN A SIMILAR ZONING REQUEST ON THE ADJACENT PROPERTY.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=adjacent property.]
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[VO-NAT]


Council members say they will wait for the Planning Commission to make a recommendation before deciding the school's fate.
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[11Bedford-Boards]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-46 1:31:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[ENG#=2]



All but one of the the candidates involved in Bedford County's contested elections say they don't want to wait until next year to begin serving.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Wednesday;]


Incumbent supervisor Tony Ware and school board candidate Carolyn Dixon lost by slim margins in November.
A three-judge panel Wednesday ruled that the District Five races were invalid because 56 people voted in the wrong precinct.
A new election will be held in November. Both boards have 45 days to appoint someone to fill the vacancies until then.
Ware, Dixon and school board member Betty Earle all say they'll seek that appointment.
Supervisor candidate Steve Arrington says he's still considering his options.
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[Iowa-Caucus]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]



[ENG#=3]



According to national polls, the first showdown of the campaign season is shapingup to be a four way dead heat.
But students at Washington and Lee think they know how the Iowa caucus will end.
Those involved with the University's mock convention studied behavior of Iowa voters and monitored polls to come up with who they believe will come out on top.
Here's how their convention ended.
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[take mock convention fs]
Representative Dick Gephardt will win with 28 percent of the vote, followed by Howard Dean with 24 percent. Senator John Kerry will get 21 percent and Senator John Edwards will round out the top four with 17 percent.
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[anchor=Joy]
[ss=hold]


Meanwhile, leading democratic candidates are in over-drive trying to reach every possible supporter before the votes are cast Monday.
Skip Loesher has more on that.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THe Iowa Caucuses]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Richard Gephardt/(D) Presidential Candidate; :19]
[SUPER=01-Howard Dean/(D) Presidential Candidate; :34]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate; :48]
[SUPER=01-John Edwards/(D) Presidential Candidate; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Skip Loescher/Reporting; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=I'm Skip Loescher]


((THE IOWA CAUCUSES CONVENE MONDAY NIGHT ... AND THE CAMPAIGNS ARE WORKING AT A FRANTIC PACE TO TURN OUT THEIR SUPPORTERS.
we need your help.
UP UNTIL A FEW DAYS AGO, THE RACE IN IOWA APPEARED TO BE BETWEEN FORMER GOVERNOR HOWARD DEAN AND CONGRESSMAN DICK GEPHARDT.
let's talk to every voter. let's bring everyone to caucus. let's win back america for the people.
POLITICAL EXPERTS SAY GEPHARDT MUST GET FIRST OR SECOND IN IOWA TO SURVIVE. FOR DEAN, IOWA IS ALSO CRUCIAL.. HE NEEDS MOMENTUM GOING INTO NEW HAMPSHIRE.
all the other folks are fine folks. If one of them wins, i'll support 'em but they aren't going to change america and america needs to be changed.
MAKING MAJOR STRIDES IN IOWA THIS WEEK HAS BEEN SENATOR JOHN KERRY.
americans are tired of the rat-a-tat of politics. they want to know what we can do to make life better in this country and safer.
CHANGE IS ALSO THE THEME OF FORMER SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS WHO HAS CLOSED THE GAP IN RECENT DAYS.
together you and I can change this country and I have absolutely no question about that, and we have such important work to do.
CAN A CANDIDATE LOSE IN IOWA OR NEW HAMPSHIRE AND STILL WIN THE NOMINATION? SURE... BUT IT'S EASIER IF THEY WIN.))

[11Hudson]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[TAPE#=03-49 1:12:30]
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[ENG#=4]


The Virginia Supreme Court upheld four death sentences, including one for an admitted killer from Halifax County.
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[VO-NAT]

James Bryant Hudson pled guilty to killing three of his neighbors in the summer of 2002. Walter Stanley Cole, his brother Thomas and wife Patsy all died from gunshot wounds.
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./2002;]

Prosecutors believe the murders stemmed from a long dispute over a private access road that James Hudson and the Cole family shared.
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[Jackson]


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



[ENG#=1]



Michael Jackson pleaded not guilty to child molestation charges yesterday.
But it wasn't an easy day in court for the King of Pop.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santa Maria, CA]


He was scolded by the judge for showing up 21 minutes late to court.
His attorney blamed his tardiness on the hundreds of fans Jackson had to make his way past just to get into the courthouse.
The judge told Jackson he would not put up with that.
Jackson did apologize and promised it would never happen again.
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[CVCC-Assault]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
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Lynchburg police say a woman who claimed she was assaulted in the parking lot of Central Virginia Community College was lying.
Officials say 25 year old Sarah Beth Owens reported the alleged assault on Tuesday, but an investigation revealed that the incident never happened.
Owens has been charged with filing a false police report.


[Tease#1]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up, author James Campbell's latest novel explores a GIRLS journey into womanhood - we'll talk with HIM about that coming up
[ANCHOR=Brent]
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[TAKE LIVE PIC OF GUESTS ON PS] And we'll speak a local Nutritionist about helping your kids to cut back on fatty foods.
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[Almanac Bump]
[Break #1]



[Electrocution]


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[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
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[ENG#=1]



A New York woman was electrocuted yesterday while walking her dogs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


It appears that the snow carried an electric current from a utility box onto a patch of sidewalk where the woman was walking. Witnesses say the dogs reacted first, wildly snarling and howling. Jason Manders tried to help.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:26]
[IN Q=And I felt this current come]

((And I felt this current come up my legs and I just draw back because I knew it was electricity and she just dropped to the ground and then people were coming and everybody was like what's going on? Vo of reporter: Did you try to help her? "Yes, I tried to help here but she wouldn't move ))
[SUPER=01-Jason Manders/Witness;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=but she wouldn't move]
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[VO-NAT]


The woman did die from the electrocution-- her dogs however survived and were turned over to a neighbor.
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[11Smoking-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Joy @ Performance Set]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]



[ENG#=2]



A judge in Minnesota has denied class action certification to a lawsuit brought against...
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[VO-NAT]

Philip Morris U-S-A.
Smokers filed suit claiming they were misled about the health risk of "light" cigarettes. Philip Morris has not responded to the decision yet.
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[Focus-Health]


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



[ENG#=3]



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[start animation]
[runs=04]

[end animation]
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[JOY ONE SHOT] For many of us it's hard enough to stick with a diet plan -- so how do convince your kids to eat healthy and cut back on fatty and sugary foods? [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Jeanie Redick/Certified Nutritionist]


Here to give us some advice today is Jeanie Redick a certified nutritionist.
Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.

[bump][James-Campbell]


[ANCHOR=Brent @ PS]
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[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=None]
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[ENG#=None]



[BRENT ONE SHOT]
Classic movies like "The Man in the Moon" and "Inventing the Abbotts", have taught us about the trials and tribulations of young women coming of age and finding love in 1950's.
In the same spirit, an author from Tazewell County has a written a book - "Moonshine, Money and Misery" - that tells the story of a young woman's journey into adulthood. Author James Campbell is here to tell us more about the novel.
[BRENT/GUEST TWO SHOT]

[SUPER=01-James Campbell/Author;]

(( WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE ABOUT A YOUNG WOMAN'S LIFE?
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING ON THIS?
IS THIS YOUR FIRST PUBLISHED WORK?
HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT GETTING IT PUBLISHED?
WHERE IS IT AVAILABLE? )) Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.

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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[roll cold out of the open]


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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#1]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning-
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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#2]

and a pedestrian is struck by both a car and tracter trailer while looking for help. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[2-Iraq]


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



Three U-S soldiers were killed in Iraq this morning in a roadside bomb north of Baghdad.
Officials says three man have been detained in connection with the attack. They were found leaving the scene shortly after the bombing.
At least 5-hunded American service members have died since the war began.

[2-AM-460-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]



[ENG#=3]



A stranded motorist was killed after being hit twice on 460 near Bonsack last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Police say 43 year old Marvin Conner of Roanoke County had walked away from his car to call his family for help.


When he was crossing the highway to get back to his vehicle, officials say he was hit by a car and a tractor trailor in the eastbound lanes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 09:03:07 ]
[IN Q=]

((C .C. MCGLOTHLIN/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: HE WAS TRYING TO GET BACK VEHILCE STRUCK HONDA ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE VEHCLE AND THEN STRUCK BY A TRACTOR TRAILER THAT WAS BEHIND THAT VEHICLE.))
[SUPER=01-C. C. McGlothlin/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=behind that vehicle.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials say Conner was dead when they arrived at the scene.
So far no charges have been filed, but the accident is still under investigation.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-42 1:27:50]
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[ENG#=1]


Radford may get a new school, but this one is for troubled youth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Concept One wants the old New River Industries plant on East Main Street rezoned from industrial to multi-family residential.
The company wants to create a private academy for 15 to 17 year olds that are having trouble staying caught up in their classes.
Radford City Council members aren't so sure they want to rezone the land.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:1:50:39:00 ]
[IN Q=That poses]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Starnes/Radford Mayor;]

((THOMAS STARNES:THAT POSES A PROBLEM BECAUSE WE'VE GOT LIMITED BUSINESS PROPERTY IN RADFORD AT THE PRESENT TIME AND JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO WE, CITY COUNCIL TURNED DOWN A SIMILAR ZONING REQUEST ON THE ADJACENT PROPERTY.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=adjacent property.]
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[VO-NAT]


Council members say they will wait for the Planning Commission to make a recommendation before deciding the school's fate.
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[2-11NS-Union]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=503-05 2:03:45]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]



[ENG#=2]



The Brotherhood of Railroad Signal-men (SIG-NAL -men) will not hit the picket line - at least not yet.
The union says it will not call for a strike against Norfolk Southern until the two sides meet before a federal judge later this month. Company and union officials spent more than two hours in a Harrisonburg federal courtroom today, discussing the closing of the Roanoke Signal Shop and a possible strike in response, but no ruling was made.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;]

Eighteen positions were eliminated when N-S closed the signal shop last Friday. Employees will be allowed to transfer to other locations, but less-senior workers could be furloughed in turn.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Saturday;]

Union leaders hope to present their case in court before laid- off workers are transferred. Once that happens leaders fear it will be too late to reverse the closing.
(------------)




[2-11Bedford-Boards]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-46 1:31:00]
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[ENG#=3]



The challenged the election results - now they're disputing the outcome of that.
Three of four candidates involved in the Bedford County's contested elections say they don't want to wait until next year to begin serving.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Wednesday;]


Incumbent supervisor Tony Ware and school board candidate Carolyn Dixon lost by slim margins in November.
A three-judge panel Wednesday ruled that the District Five races were invalid because 56 people voted in the wrong precinct.
A new election will be held in November. Both boards have 45 days to appoint someone to fill the vacancies until then.
Ware, Dixon and school board member Betty Earle all say they'll seek that appointment.
Supervisor candidate Steve Arrington says he's still considering his options.
(------------)


[Therapist-Fraud]


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



[ENG#=4]



Have you checked out the credentials of your therapist? If not, you could end up like one woman who found out they hard way --that her counselor was a quack.
Jim Acosta has details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Carol Diament's...]
[SUPER=01-Carol Diament/Patient; :09]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/CBS News; 1:19]
[SUPER=04-1995; 1:37]
[SUPER=01-Steven Eichel/Psychologist; 1:150]
[SUPER=01-Russ Newman/American Psychological Assoc. Director; 2:01]
[RUNS=2:18]
[OUT Q=standard]

((solo walking shot)
CAROL DIAMENT'S LIFE CHANGED FOREVER... WHEN SHE FELL INTO THE HANDS OF THE WRONG MARRIAGE COUNSELOR.

(sot: Carol Diament, Therapy Patient, 1:11:30) "I just didn't know

enough about therapy. I was naive."
INSTEAD OF FIXING HER MARRIAGE... CAROL'S PSYCHOLOGIST PAT MANSMANN CAME UP WITH A STARTLING DIAGNOSIS... REPRESSED MEMORIES.

(sot: diament, 1:08:50) "They had me convinced that my parents had

raised me in a satanic cult. That my father had sexually abused me even prior to that."

(pics)


CAROL SAYS MANSMANN PRESCRIBED TWO CONTROVERSIAL TREATMENTS... ONE WAS "RAGE THERAPY..." WHICH INCLUDED BEATING PILLOWS WHILE SCREAMING.

(frontline pics font: 1995)


THE OTHER... "DETACHMENT THERAPY." MANNSMAN URGED CAROL TO MOVE OUT OF HER HOME... AWAY FROM HER FAMILY..

(sot: diament, 1:09:55) "Jim: You ended up losing your family over

this? Carol: I did. // My children haven't spoken to me in ten years..."
AFTER NEARLY A YEAR OF SEEKING THERAPY ELSEWHERE...CAROL REALIZED IT WAS ALL A LIE... AND SUED. SO HAVE OTHER FORMER PATIENTS. EVEN THOUGH MANSMANN SURRENDERED HER LICENSE TO AVOID PROSECUTION...
nats: woman locking door at office
HER OFFICE REMAINS OPEN... POSTING ADS FOR HER PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES.
nats: confrontation
MANSMANN WOULDN'T EXPLAIN TO US WHAT SHE'S DOING.

(Acosta stand-up (in nyc) "You'd think you'd need a license to practice

as a therapist... But the fact is... most state laws allow just about anybody to offer counseling services."

(two shot)


TAKE PSYCHOTHERAPIST ZOE D. KATZE... NO, NOT HIM. HER.

(sot: eichel, 1:14:10) "jim: you had your cat certified by the

american psychotherapy association? correct."
ALL IT TOOK WAS AN APPLICATION AND A DOCTORED RESUME. WHY THE CHARADE? TO PROVE THAT IT'S TOO EASY FOR AMATEURS TO BE CERTIFIED AS PSYCHOTHERAPISTS... LIKE THIS MAN WHO WAS CAUGHT FLAUNTING FALSE CREDENTIALS... IN THIS UNDERCOVER VIDEO.

(sot: Steven Eichel, Psychologist 1:06:23) ("jim:) it doesn't matter

what their background is// (eichel:) apparently it doesn't matter what species they are."
THE REAL EXPERTS WARN IT'S UP TO PATIENTS TO CHECK CREDENTIALS ON STATE WEB SITES... AND CHALLENGE TREATMENT METHODS.

(sot: Russ Newman, director, american psychological association,

11:40:36) "Unfortunately individuals who have mental health problems can be in a very vulnerable state. That's one reason why a lot education needs to take place."
nats: cat
IF THERE ARE ANY DOUBTS WHETHER THAT HOMEWORK IS WORTH IT... ANALYZE THIS. JIM ACOSTA CBS NEWS PHILADELPHIA.

))[11Mars-Lander]


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[ENG#=1]




For a really big view of Mars, look no further than Radford University's Planetarium. Now that NASA'S "Spirit" rover is on Martian soil, it's ready for some close-ups.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NASA Pictures;]


It's showing images from the rover now on the red planet's surface.
The pictures are being displayed before and after a screening of "Mars Quest," the movie narrated by Patrick Stewart.
[SUPER=04-NASA Animation;]


Earlier this week, the rover successfully rolled off its lander, making direct contact with the Martian surface nearly two weeks after landing.
(+++++++)

[PLANETARIUM INFORMATION FS]
You can see the images for free at the Radford Planetarium on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
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(wx toss next)[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]

[ENG#=V10]

Coming up, a local professor is in the Sundance Spotlight.
[ANCHOR=Brent]
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[VO-NAT]


and a risk-averse man meets up with his free-spirited childhood friend, but is this whirlwind exprience worth seeing?
Find out more in this week's movie review.
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[LOTTO]
[Break #5]



[11Mahaffy]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-44 1:53:31]
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[ENG#=3]



A Hollins assistant film professor's work is being seen on the big screen at two prestigious film festivals this month. [VO NAT :14]
(------------)

Jake Mahaffy's black and white movie "WAR" had it's first screening
[SUPER=03-Park City, UT;]

at the Sundance festival in Utah Friday. It was the first time he'd seen the movie on the big screen. Afterwards, we caught up with him by phone.
(///// SOT at :14 /////)
[SOT 34:20 - 34:36]
[IN Q=Yeah, people came up afterwards...]

((VOICE OF JAKE MAHAFFY/FILMMAKER: YEAH, PEOPLE CAME UP AFTEWARDS. THEY HAD THEIR COMMENTS TOO ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE INTERESTED IN. PEOPLE WANT TO SEE SOMETHING DIFFERENT, SOMETHING NEW AND THAT'S WHAT THEY DID.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=and that's what they did.]
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[VO-NAT :23]

"WAR" is an 84-minute long film about the struggles of those affected by the demise of America's small farms. Mahaffy was unsure whether he'd be able to attend Sundance because of the costs of preparing the movie for screening but he managed to raise the necessary 60-thousand dollars. "WAR" will be screened six times in Utah. Next week Mahaffy, who teaches film at Hollins Unviersity, will head to the Rotterdam Film Festival.
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[Popeye]


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[ENG#=4]


Even if you didn't like spinach as kid -- many children grew to love the spinach eating cartoon character Popeye.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chester, IL]


And this year he's celebrating his 75th anniversary. The character made his comic debut in 1929 followed by a long movie and television career. Popeye even has his own brand of spinach.
The cartoon character will be honored this weekend in New York. The Empire State Building will be lit, "GREEN" of course, in his honor.
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[11Hollins-Dance]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[ENG#=1]



Whomever decided you're supposed to whisper in a library got a shock at Hollins University.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND Folsom Prison Blues]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF MUSIC]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Hollins students put down their books and picked up their feet.
It was all part of the university's "Rock the Stacks" program.
Hollins is sponsoring several off-beat events like this to highlight its January short term.
The rockabilly group, the StarCity WildCats was last night's featured band.
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[Games]


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


Stick around today for sports.
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[TAKE 1026ESS FS NCAA BBALL] Starting at 3:30, Connecticut takes on North Carolina [WIPE TO 1027ESS FS ACC] then at 8pm the ACC heats things up as Maryland takes on Georgia Tech [wipe to 8700essC fs afc tomorrow] and don't forget to make plans to join your hometown station for the AFC championship game. Starting at at 3 tomorrow afternoon the Indianapolis Colts take on the New England Patriots for a shot at the Super Bowl.
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[Joy and Brent on Cam]
[bye]