[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[roll cold out of the open]

[ENG#1]
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[VO-NAT]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Iraqi insurgents attack a security compound, with deadly results.
[ENG#2]
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[VO-NAT]

and if a state panel has its way, a road trip on 81 may first mean a visit to the piggy bank. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=3]


An early-morning raid on an Iraqi security compound leaves dozens and at least 20 people dead.
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[NAT SOT]

((GUN FIRE))
[RUNS=03]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq]


Officials say up to 50 attackers went from room to room firing automatic weapons and throwing grenades.
They also released a hundred prisoners.
Most of the dead are police and civilians. At least two of the attackers were also killed. This raid comes just days after another attack near this same location at the mayor's office.
Officials suspect the gunmen were Saddam Hussein loyalists.

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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC04:18]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 81 Improvements]
[ENG#=4]


A state panel studying the future of Interstate 81 has made its recommendation. If it goes through, prepare to pay up when you take the highway.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The advisory panel endorsed the Star Solutions plan that would completely separate cars and trucks.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Star is going to]

((DANA MARTIN/COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD; STAR IS GOING TO PUT FORTH ENOUGH LANES TO KEEP UP WITH THE TRAFFIC PROJECTIONS AND OFFER SOME IMPROVEMENT ON THE MIX OF TRUCKS AND AUTOMOBILES IN THE SAME LANE.))
[SUPER=01-Dana Martin/Commonwealth Transportation Board;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=in the same lane.]
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[VO-NAT]


The competing plan by Fluor Virginia would have only added a third lane.
The advisory panel also recommended tolls on both truck and cars.
That- says Martin- is a pill that'll be hard to swallow for many.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The public is]

((THE PUBLIC IS GOING TO HAVE TO DETERMINE IF THE IMPROVEMENTS ARE WORTH THE PRICE.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=are worth the price]
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[VO-NAT]


It's now up to the state's Transportation Commissioner to accept, reject or modify the recommendation.
A spokeswoman says that could happen within a month.
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[11Sales-tax]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC1:56:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


The House of Delegates may be going after business tax breaks in order to raise money for the state. A key committee approved a new tax proposal just six hours after it was introduced.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Voting mostly along party lines, the House Finance Committee voted 13 to 8 for the Republican-backed bill to end sales tax exemptions for airlines, railroads, utilities, overseas shippers and other major industries. Delegate Phil Hamilton's bill would also eliminate the tax break for meals furnished to employees as part of their compensation.
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[SOT 09:39:34]
[IN Q=IT'S OBVIOUS THAT THE STATE]
[SUPER=01-Del. Phil Hamilton/(R) Newport News]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=OF TAX FAIRNESS AND TAX EQUITY ISSUE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Backers say the bill would bring in 500 million dollars of new revenue over a two -year period, without raising the tax rate.
But the Warner administration warns it has little confidence in those estimates.
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[XGR-Pill]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

A different committee in Richmond has approved bills to prohibit Virginia public colleges from dispensing emergency contraceptives.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/January 28]

The proposal has led some students to conduct protests this winter in Richmond, but the House Courts of Justice Committee voted last night to endorse Delegate Robert Marshall's bill banning the `"morning after'' birth-control pill from campus health clinics. The full House will consider the bill early next week.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The committee also approved a bill introduced by Delegate Kathy Byron that would require parental consent before minors can get the pills.

[Activewear]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]
[ENG#=None]

A southside textile manufacturer has closed its doors. Active Wear Incorporated has shut down all operations, leaving 210 workers jobless. The company blames higher cotton prices and foreign competition for its decision to shut down.

[EC-Glass]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-51 TC1:04:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

Five E-C Glass High School students face assault charges after a series of Friday fights. Lynchburg Police say a student who was wearing gang colors and carrying a cellphone was arrested yesterday after he assaulted a school resource officer who confronted him.
Two fights inside the cafeteria at lunchtime led to the arrest of four other students.
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[Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Martha Stewart]
[ENG#=4]

Martha Stewart's defense has the weekend to enjoy a courtroom victory Friday that could help Stewart avoid a conviction on the most serious charge. Sharyn Alfonsi has the story.
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[SOT Newspath]
[IN Q=(NAT SOT)]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sharyn Alfonsi/Reporting; :40]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=STD]


(((Nat: Crowd chants when Martha arrives)
Martha Stewart has won over fans for her good housekeeping ideas but on Friday her attorneys accused investigators of taking sloppy and incomplete notes when they interviewed Stewart. The kind of disorganization that would certainly make Stewart cringe

(Nat of Stewart Show)


Under cross examination Friday, FBI agent Catherine Farmer admitted that she did not tape record any of the Stewart interviews and that the only record is the agent's notes. Notes where she didn't write down a single question and only partial answers.
BRIDGE: Defense attorneys pointed out that those notes are riddled with mistakes and that Martha may not have lied to agents, she may have in a sense been misquoted.
And the judge dealt a blow to the prosecution ...by denying their request to introduce expert testimony relating to securities fraus, the most serious charge against the domestic diva.

(Nat: Martha with Jane Clayson claiming she will be absolved of guilt)


But perhaps most cutting... the news Thursday that the FDA approved ImClone's cancer drug Erbitux two years after it's initial rejection set off the stock trading scandal that sent the company's CEO to prison ...and pulled Stewart from the kitchen and into court.
Sharyn Alfonsi sig out.))


[Janet-Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Janet Jackson made her first public appearance last night since her breast-bearing performance at the Super bowl.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA]


This time she was is in the limelight for her community service not her stage performance. Reports say Jackson was selected for this award more than six months ago by the wives of NBA players.
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[Focus-Health]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]
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[start animation]
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[JOY ONE SHOT]
Domestic violence is the number one cause of injury to women. It's an issue that has local officials joining forces to do something about in our community. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Brown/TAP Families in Transition]


Here to tell us more about an upcoming domestic violence workshop is Ellen Brown the Director of TAP's Families in Transition Program.
(+++++++++)

[Take Workshop FS]
The Domestic Violence Workshop will be held February 23 and 24th from 9 am to 5pm at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Roanoke. The cost is $10 --scholarships are available. For more information call 540-345-6781
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[ANCHOR=Joy]

Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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[1Snider]


[ANCHOR=Brent/PS]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=None]


[Brent/Snider at Performance Set]
(Brent introduces Nick Snider)



[SUPER=07-Nick Snider]




[Know-Bump]
[Take full screen bump] [Chyron 7155] Did You Know? [Take Snider CD/Web FS]

[COMM#4]



[Wknd-Calendar]


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


[WIPE STRAIGHT TO BOARDS OUT OF SPORTS PKG] [BRENT MIC HOT]
[Take full screen calendar board] [Chyron 7157] [4 pages!!!!!!]
[BUMP] [Trigger]
[ENG#=V10]
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[CONTEST TRIGGER]
[BREAK]




[2Open-Heads]


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

[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....... Look for a busy Valentine's Day in San Francisco, as the city issues more marriage licenses to gay couples.
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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#2]

and Lexington has all the ingredients for a sweet Valentine's weekend. 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#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=3]


Iraqi Insurgents raided a security compound in Fallujah, killing at least 20 people.
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(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT]

((GUN FIRE))
[RUNS=03]
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq]


Officials say up to 50 attackers went from room to room firing automatic weapons and throwing grenades.
The also released a hundred prisoners.
Most of the dead are police and civilians. At least two of the attackers were also killed. This raid comes just days after another attack near this same location at the mayor's office.
Officials suspect the gunmen were Saddam loyalists.
(------------)


[SF-Marriage]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

San Francisco is preparing for another onslaught of same-sex couples looking to make Valentine's Day a wedding day as well. But opponents say it's a clear violation of state law.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/Yesterday]

Hundreds of gay couples lined up outside city hall yesterday to say. " I do", on this Valentine's Day week. By late Friday more than six hundred same-sex couples had been wed.
Opponents say San Francisco's mayor has overstepped his boundaries.
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[SOT:15]
[IN Q=He's pretending he is king of California]

((HE'S PRETENDING HE'S KING OF CALIFORNIA AND THIS IS CORRUPTION WE NEVER EVEN SAY WITH GRAY DAVIS. THIS IS PRETTY BAD STUFF WHEN A LOCAL OFFICIAL CAN SAY HE IS GOING TO REWRITE THE FAMILY CODE))
[SUPER=01-Randy Thomasson/Campaign for California Families]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=rewrite the family code]
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[VO-NAT]


Opponents will have to wait until Tuesday for any legal action. That's when a judge ordered attorneys back to make their case.
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[11Gay-marriage]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=503-04 TC1:15:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Meantime, gay and lesbian couples in Virginia say they'll keep fighting to make same-sex marriages legal in the Old Dominion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Eight same-sex couples walked into a Richmond courthouse and asked for Virginia marriage licenses.
The couples, each clutching pink "bride" or blue "groom" application forms, were politely turned away.
They were told Virginia law prohibits issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Three blocks away, legislators voted to pass a bill affirming the state's ban on gay marriages.
Supporters of same-sex marriages say they are disappointed by the legislature's actions
But they remain confident that someday homosexuals will be allowed to marry.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 31:37:46]
[IN Q=LOVE ALWAYS WINS IN THE END]

((REVEREND ROBIN GORSLINE/SEEKING MARRIAGE LICENSE: LOVE ALWAYS WINS IN THE END. RESTRICTIONS AND CONFINEMENT AND HATE DON'T WIN. THEY HAVE THEIR DAY BUT IT WILL BE CHANGED. MARY GAY HUTCHERSON/SEEKING MARRIAGE LICENSE: I THINK WE DESERVE A MARRIAGE LICENSE FROM THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. I THINK SOMEDAY WE'LL GET ONE. WE'LL BE BACK EVERY YEAR UNTIL WE DO.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Robin Gorsline/Seeking Marriage License; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary Gay Hutcherson/Seeking Marriage License; :10]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=WE'LL BE BACK EVERY YEAR UNTIL WE DO.]
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[VO-NAT]


But Delegate Bob Marshall says recognizing gay marriage would be like saying circles are squares.
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[AM-11I-81]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC04:18]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 81]
[ENG#=2]


A state panel has presented its recommendation for the future of Interstate 81. It would double number of lanes, but it would also introduce the toll booth.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The advisory panel endorsed the Star Solutions plan that would completely separate cars and trucks.
The competing plan by Fluor Virginia would have only added a third lane.
The advisory panel also recommended tolls on both truck and cars.
It's now up to the state's Transportation Commissioner to accept, reject or modify the recommendation.
A spokeswoman says that could happen within a month.
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[Lexington-Chocolate]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-55 TC54:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

[**ANCHOR TAG**]
If you're looking for some sweet things to do this Valentine's Day, consider a visit to Lexington. The small city is pretty big when it comes to historic buildings, colleges -- and chocolate.
Justin McLeod has the delightful details.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It all started]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Wallace/Cocoa Mill Chocolate Company; :15]
[SUPER=01-Sheryl Wagner/Event Organizer; :31]
[SUPER=01-Victoria Pannell/Fun Foods & Accessories; :55]
[SUPER=@justin2; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Lexington]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=None]


Events run throughout the weekend. The majority are free, but there are few you have to pay for.


[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
[ENG#=V10]

Adam Sandler is back on the screen. Still ahead, Anna Wentworth reviews "50 First Dates".
[ANCHOR=Brent]
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[VO-NAT]

And it's a bang-up night at Daytona. Mike Stevens takes us to the superspeedway where the trucks were trading a lot more than paint.
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[Lotto]
[Break #5]


[Winner]

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[CONTEST WINNER]
[ENG#=V10]



[SUPER=45-Ingrid Barber/Clifton Forge]


[COMM] [Wx-Hello]

[ANCHOR=Brent]

[BRENT HAS WX HELLO]
[WXPRO/Full]

[2Snider]


[ANCHOR=Joy-Brent 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=None]



(Joy & Brent Intro Snider from Desk)


[Snider plays at Performance Set]

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[Take Snider Poster FS]
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[SUPER=07-Nick Snider;]





[Snider-Bump]
[Take Snider CD Music]
[Take Snider CD/Web FS]

[Commerical Break]



[Snider-Close]


[ANCHOR=Joy-Brent 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=None]



(Joy and Brent toss to Nick Snider for closing cover)





[2BIRTHDAYS] 2/15/04
Sunday:

[SUPER=130-5/Cassidi Taylor/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-48/Vicki Lucas/Salem]



[SUPER=130-85/Martha Elmore/Blue Ridge]



[SUPER=130-33/Becky Chinault/Pulaski]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-7th/Charlie & Anita Marable/Charlotte Court House]



[SUPER=130-12/Kayla Mitchell/Snowville]



[SUPER=130-7/Keilie Martin/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-11/Jeremy Ore/Montvale]



[SUPER=130-10/D J Jack/Millboro]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-40th/Galen & Lovetta Saunders/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-8/C. J. Worley/Stuart]



[SUPER=130-14/Matthew Higgins/Callaway]



[SUPER=130-11/Harley Hall/Floyd]



[SUPER=130-58/Ella Mae Mize/Stanleytown]



[SUPER=130-19/Kristina Ward/Wylliesburg]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-17/Sara Coleman/Buena Vista]



[SUPER=131-/Paul Ramsey/Lexington]



[SUPER=131-6/Natalie Wood/Roanoke]

[SUPER=131-/Leslie Robertson/Dublin]