[Campbell-Ax]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

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A three car accident in Campbell County sends four people to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Last Night;]


Officials say three cars collided in front of Lacks' Auto Body on Waterlick Road just before midnight.
Three victims were immediately taken to Lynchburg General with injuries. The fourth was taken later after complaining of chest pains.
One of the victims was trapped inside the vehicle for 15 minutes.
There's no word yet as to what charges - if any - will be filed.
The victim's names have not been released.
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[Robb-Panel]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
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[ENG#=4]



President Bush has named former Virgina governor Chuck Robb as one of the chairs of new commission to investigate U-S intelligence failures in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]


Robb will help lead the investigation along with senior federal judge Laurence Silberman who served in the Nixon justice Department.
The panel will include a mix of bi-partisan Washington heavy weights including Arizona Senator John McCain.
The panel will focus not only on how intelligence was gathered but on how the administration used it to justify war. The findings should not affect the election. The panel doesn't report for more than a year.
But some Democrats say they have concerns because the White House hand picked the panel.
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[11Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC1:55:57]
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Roanoke Democrats are fired up for today's primary.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The firehouse primary will be held from ten to four at the Roanoke Civic Center Exhibit Hall.
All registered voters in the city are eligible to take part- but they will be asked to sign a party pledge.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Anyone that wants to come out]

((JIM BRUBAKER/ROANOKE CITY DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN: ANYONE THAT WANTS TO COME OUT AND CERTAINLY PLEDGE THAT THEY'RE A DEMOCRAT AND THEY'RE GOING TO SUPPORT OUR PRINCIPLES AND OUR CANDIDATES WE WELCOME THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Brubaker/Roanoke City Democratic Chairman]
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[OUT Q=we welcome them.]
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[VO-NAT]


David Bowers and Nelson Harris hope to win the party's nomination for Mayor.
Seven candidates are vying for three council nominations including incumbents Bill Bestpitch, Bev Fitzpatrick and Linda Wyatt.
The Democratic challengers are Sherman Lea, Randy Leftwich, Michael Palmer and Brian Wishneff.
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[VA-Campaign]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
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With the Virginia Democratic Presidential primary only days away -- the political scene heats up in the Commonwealth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday]

John Edwards took his campaign message to Blacksburg yesterday. Edwards and Wesley Clark are hoping to ensure John Kerry doesn't get another win.
Kerry is the democratic front-runner.
Kerry, Edwards, Clark, and Al Sharpton are expected to attend the party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner tonight in Richmond.
Virginia's primary will take place Tuesday.
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[11Mason-Dixon]


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[ENG#=3]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO] The latest News7 - Mason Dixon poll shows John Kerry would win 34-percent of the vote if the Democratic primary were held today. Of the more than 6-hundred likely voters questioned, 25-percent back Senator John Edwards, 14-percent, retired General Wesley Clark. 8-percent of Democrats say they would vote for Howard Dean. Five percent favored Al Sharpton and one percent would support Dennis Kucinich.
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[McNair]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=jen]
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Titans Quarterback Steve McNair will face a new set of legal problems when he returns from tomorrow's Pro Bowl in Hawaii.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=@file;]


Officials in Davidson County Tennessee say McNair has been indicted on D-U-I and weapons possession charges. Police say his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.
McNair was arrested last May when police found a gun in his S-U-V.

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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=hold]
[ENG#=1]


The University of Colorado has selected two former lawmakers to head a commission that will spend the next three months investigating whether the school's football program enticed recruits with alcohol-fueled sex parties that may have led to rape.
Adam Schrager has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :04]
[SUPER=01-Adam Schrager/Reporting; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-David Hansburg/Director of Football Operations; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=provide sex to a recruit]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=HOLD]

That was Adam Schrager reporting.



[Low-Carb]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


When you buy low carb foods --how do you really know you're getting what the package reads.
As Julie Vallese reports no one is keeping track of the marketing of low carb foods.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=From bread to brownies]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Liebman/Center for Science in the Public Interest; :07]
[SUPER=01-Steven Anderson/National Restaurant Association President; :45]
[SUPER=01-Bruno Labi/Restaurant Owner; :1:01]
[SUPER=01-Julie Vallese/Reporting; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=in washington, I'm Julie Vallese]

((FROM BREAD TO BROWNIES, FINE RESTAURANTS TO FAST FOOD- THE NATION HAS GONE LOW - CARB.
"When you see the word low-fat or lower sodium or reduced calories, that's all carefully regulated. FDA has set up the ground rules. When it comes to carbohydrate rules there are no ground rules." THE FDA DOES NOT HAVE A SPECIFIC DEFINITIONS FOR LOW AND REDUCED CARBOHYDRATES. PETITIONS HAVE BEEN FILED BY THE FOOD INDUSTRY AND THE FOOD POLICE ASKING FOR GUIDANCE FOR CONSUMERS. "They think its a low carb food they don't have to worry// With two out of three Americans overweight, that's the last thing we need." RESTAURANTS ARE ALSO TRYING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF CONSUMERS FOLLOWING SUCH DIETS AS ATKINS AND SOUTH BEACH.
"We don't tell the american people what they should be eating the american people tell the restaurant industry what they want." AND WHAT SOME WANT ARE FOODS WITHOUT BREAD. THE NEWEST OFFERINGS BUNLESS BURG
ERS AND OF ALL THINGS --- PIZZA. BUT SOME IN THE INDUSTRY SAY DON'T MESS WITH AN ITALIAN TREASURE.

"Rolling over in their grave right now it's just nothing we think about we will probably never be able to do that cause it will never taste the way wewant our pizza to taste." CONSUMERS DO HAVE CHOICES AND CAN
CUSTOMIZE LO CARB MEALS EASILY BUT BRUNO LABI SAYS NO MATTER HOW YOU SLICE IT - SOME FOODS JUST AREN'T MEANT TO BE LOW CARB. ))



[11Warner-Taxes]


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[TAPE#=]
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The two tax plans being considered by the general assembly have a surprising endorsement.
U-S Senator John Warner said he supports efforts to increase the state's taxes.
He says the extra revenue is needed to boost education, transportation, health care and other services.
The senator did not specifically endorse one of the state's two competing tax plans. Democratic Governor Mark Warner and Republican State Senator John Chichester (CHIH'-chess-ter) of Stafford both have advanced proposals.
The House Finance Committee already has rejected the governor's plan.

[Hello-Kitty]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


Happy Birthday to Hello Kitty.
The famous cartoon is celebrating its 30th birthday.
Atkia Shubert caught up with the feline's creator and has more on the billion dollar kitty.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan; :00]
[SUPER=01-Yuko Yamaguchi/Hello Kitty Designer; :41]
[SUPER=01-Ken Belson/Author; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Yukiko Kameda/Hello Kitty Taxi Driver; 1:44]
[SUPER=01-Atika Shubert/Reporting; 2:03]
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[OUT Q=standard]



((You've seen her everywhere: Her blank expression staring at you from thousands of products - from toilets to toasters. This year, Hello Kitty turns 30. It's not just for kids: This platinum Hello Kitty doll studded with diamonds is part of a year-long birthday celebration. Yours for just 300,000 dollars. Sanrio, the company behind the Kitty, rakes in 1 billion dollars a year off of her expressionless face. Hello Kitty graces more than 20,000 products a year. Why the Kitty Mania? Hello Kitty's designer has a very zen answer:
SOT-"ONE OF THE REASONS WHY HELLO KITTY IS ALWAYS IN YOUR HEART IS BECAUSE SHE

HAS NO MOUTH. SO THAT, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EMOTIONS ON KITTY'S FACE. THAT WAY, NO MATTER WHAT EMOTION, YOU CAN ALWAYS SHARE THAT FEELING WITH KITTY." But some wonder if Sanrio will lose control of its top brand. On the internet, an "Angry Kitty" cult is flourishing. For sale are less than wholesome Hello Kitty products from so-called love hotels to something described as a "women's massager". How can Sanrio keep kitty sweet?
SOT-"THEY ASK THE COMPANIES TO CEASE AND DESIST." "THERE IS NO WAY TO PROTECT

THAT 100%" "HELLO KITTY CAN APPEAR PRETTY MUCH ANYWHERE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ANYTHING THAT'S OVERLY VIOLENT. SO, NO GUNS BASICALLY AND HARD ALCOHOL, NOT A VERY GOOD THING; ALTHOUGH THERE IS A KITTY BEUAJOLAIS. AND THEN ANYTHING OVERLY SEXUAL." Sanrio is careful to protect Kitty's image: Hello Kitty taxi drivers are all women. None are allowed to smoke. But even the best Hello Kitty ambassadors wonder when too much Kitty is enough.
SOT-"I SOMETIMES WONDER WHY THERE ARE SO MANY VERSIONS OF HELLO KITTY. THERE

ARE THINGS YOU CAN'T IMAGE WOULD HAVE A HELLO KITTY FACE ON IT, LIKE MEDICAL GOODS OR A HELLO KITTY CATALOGUE FOR NURSES." Expect more to come: Sanrio is planning a blow-out celebration for Hello Kitty's official birthday in November. standup-"How long will Kitty last? No-one knows. But one thing is certain: You never know where Hello Kitty will turn up next." tag-Atika Shubert, CNN Tokyo ))


[Biz-Review]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=Biz Review 1:48:53]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]

A local restaurant closes, Bedford loses a plant, and Roanoke continues to try and get a low cost airline. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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[IN Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/2001; :05]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :25]
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(( [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=04-05 TC17:53]

Another plant in the region shuts down. R-B-X Industries in Bedford will close in April. Officials say they have to close because there is an overcapacity in the rubber industry and continued weakness in the manufacturing industry overall. The Bedford plant is one of three nationwide and will leave 64 people out of work. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC1:35:17]

A Roanoke restaurant will soon close its doors. The Greenhouse will clear its tables for good when Heironimus closes at the end of February. Some employees have worked there for decades -- some have jobs lined up, some don't, others say they'll go to school.

[MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=03-53 TC54:31]

The idea of landing a low cost airline at the Roanoke Regional Airport hasn't been grounded. Local had pledged 2 million in business, but that campaign hasn't worked. Now city officials say they hope to woo Atlantic Coast Airlines, which operates as United Express, but plans an independant low cost airline.
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[SOT 10:27:36]
[IN Q=We've not given up]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR; WE'VE NOT GIVEN UP ON AIRTRAN BUT THIS IS ANOTHER AIRLINE COMPANY THAT IS A POSSIBLE FIT FOR US. I SEE A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY, AND WE WANT TO JUMP THROUGH THAT WINDOW IF WE POSSIBLY CAN.))
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[OUT Q=if we possibly can.]
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Roanoke Council members asked the city manager to look for ways to interest Atlantic coast airlines, or other low cost carriers.
For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS])) [bump] [winner]


[11L'burg-Death]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-51 TC55:43]
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[ENG#=2]



A homeless man apparently died in a fire he started to keep himself warm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday]


Officials say firefighters were called to Woodall Road yesterday for a report of a brush fire.
They found the body of a white male near a campfire.
His identity has not been released.
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[6Rice]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-01 TC30:41]
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[ENG#=3]



A man accused of killing two hikers may see his charges dropped.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/April 25, 2002;]


The Justice Department filed a motion yesterday to dismiss the capital murder charges against Darrell David Rice.
Julianne Williams and Laura ``Lollie'' Winans were tortured and killed at a remote campsite nearly eight years ago.
[SUPER=03-Shenandoah National Park/May 1996;]


But an FBI analysis concluded that two hairs found on different parts of the crime scene probably came from someone other than the victims or Rice.
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[11Beason]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-03 TC15:38]
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[ENG#=1]


A city grievance panel sided with a Roanoke police lieutenant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January]

Lieutenant Bill Beason had been reprimanded for the way he revised test scores for the four sergeants who answer to him. Beason thought he was complying with an internal memo. Captain Bill Altoff had indicated test scores ranging from 93 to 99 were too high. The grievance panel yesterday recommended the reprimand be vacated. (------------)