[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Susan]

[NEWSCAST=Sun 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 Sunday Morning....... A fire in Lynchburg has several people looking for a place to stay.
[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They're setting the stage]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=I'll have that story just ahead;]



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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[L'burg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=3]

An early morning fire displaces a number of people in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

Crews were called to an apartment building on Church Street at around one o'clock this morning. When firefighters arrived they found one apartment on fire and smoke on the 4th and 5th floors.
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[SOT@5:53:12:29]
[IN Q= We had fire..]

((CHIEF ANTHONY SMITH, LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT: WE HAD FIRE IN ONE APARTMENT ON THE 4TH FLOOR. THE FIRST CREW GOT IN THERE AND TRIED TO MAKE A QUICK KNOCK DOWN ON IT AND THE OTHER CREWS, AS THEY GOT IN, STARTED TO MAKE AN EVACUATION THERE. IT TOOK AWHILE BECAUSE WE HAD TO GET THE EQUIPMENT AND PEOPLE DOWN HERE. AN OPERATION LIKE THIS REQUIRES A LOT OF PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Anthony Smith/Lynchburg Fire Department]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=... lot of people.]
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[VO-NAT]

According to Chief Smith, a number of residents were treated for minor smoke inhalation and some firefighters were treated for exhaustion. No word what caused the blaze.
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[Tanker-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]



[ENG#=4]



A tanker carrying industrial ethanol exploded and sank about 50 miles off of Virginia's coast last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Chincoteague/Last Night]


The U-S Coast Guard was dispatched from Chincoteague.
Officials say the Singapore-flagged ship had 27 crew members aboard.
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/Last Night]


At least two are dead and six others have been airlifted to hospitals in Maryland and Virginia.
The Coast Guard is still searching for the others. The 570-foot tanker was traveling from New York to Houston when it called in a mayday alert to the Coast Guard just after 6 o'clock Saturday saying there had been an explosion on-board.
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[Haiti-President]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

Haiti's president has left his wartorn country.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Port-Au-Prince, Haiti]

According to a high ranking official- President Jean Bertand Aristide (Jon Bear-tran Ari-stead) left Haiti on his way to the neighboring Dominican Republic. He's expected to seek asylum in Morocco, Taiwan or Panana. Aristide (Ari-stead) is the country's first democratically elected president. The situation in Haiti has gone from bad to worse in the last few weeks some say- the morgue's are becoming overrun and violence in the street has been growing.
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[Henry-Abduction]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Henry County man faces kidnapping charges after trying to force a woman to leave her place of work with him.
Officials say 39 year old Kennett Russell Reed entered the Bassett Mirror Company yesterday, showed a gun and demanded 41 year old Teresa Hollandsworth leave with him.
Reed then allegedly tried to get Hollandsworth into his car, but she resisted.
A deputy arrived and took Reed into custody without incident.
Reed faces abduction and firearms charges.





[Dem-Debate]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 04]



[ENG#=2]



The Democratic candidates are gearing up for their last face-to-face meeting before the Super Tuesday showdown.
While John Kerry enjoys a solid lead in surveys of likely voters, his main rival will try to slow his surge in the final debate before those voters head to the polls.
Sharyn Alfonsi has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate; :29]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Presidential Candidate; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Sharyn Alfonsi/CBS News; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=standard]

((LOOKING TO SCORE BIG ON SUPER TUESDAY.. JOHN KERRY TOSSED A FOOTBALL.. THEN CROSSED THE COUNTRY TO ROUND-UP MORE VOTES.
AFTER SPENDING TWO DAYS CAMPAIGNING IN DELEGATE RICH CALIFORNIA.. THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR FLEW TO THE EMPIRE STATE FOR TODAYS DEBATE AND SOME ONE-ON-ONE TIME WITH NEW YORK VOTERS.
AT A TOWN HALL MEETING IN BROOKLYN, KERRY STUCK TO HIS CRITICISM OF PRESIDENT BUSH.. LOOKING AHEAD TO A FIGHT IN THE GENERAL ELECTION.

(Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Presidential Candidate)
KERRY SOT: 00:51:07 We should not be funding George Bushs tax cuts by

cutting benefits for social security. Period. End of issue.
KERRY LEADS POLLS IN ALL TEN STATES WITH CONTESTS TUESDAY, BUT THE UNDERDOG HAS TRIED TO POSITION HIMSELF FOR A FEW KEY INTERCEPTIONS.

EDWARDS SOT: 15:12:04 I am a good closer


SINCE HIS STRONG SHOWING IN THE WISCONSIN PRIMARY.. JOHN EDWARDS HAS FOUGHT TO SLOW DOWN THE FRONTRUNNER AND DISTINGUISH HIMSELF ON ISSUES LIKE TRADE AND SPECIAL INTERESTS.
ON HIS WAY TO NEW YORK.. THE NORTH CAROLINA SENATOR SPOKE TO A CHURCH CONGREGATION IN CLEVELAND, OHIO.. ONE OF THREE STATES HES EYEING FOR A KERRY UPSET.

(Sen. John Edwards (D-NC), Presidential Candidate)
EDWARDS SOT 21:09:08 This democracy this government does not belong to

lobbyists and that crowd of insiders in Washington.. it belongs to you.
FORMER N-B-A STAR CHARLES BARKLEY INTRODUCED EDWARDS AT A RALLY IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA.. ANOTHER STATE WHERE CAMPAIGN ADVISERS GIVE HIM DECENT ODDS. EDWARDS ALSO SENT OUT AN APPEAL TO HOWARD DEANS SUPPORTERS FOR HELP SURPASSING KERRY.
STAND-UP CLOSE: STAND-UP CLOSE: NOW, ALL FOUR DEMOCRATIC CONTENDERS WILL SQUARE OFF. THE DEBATE SCHEDULE TO BEGIN IN JUST A FEW HOURS HERE AT C-B-S ...SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE LAST SHOWDOWN BEFORE SUPER TUESDAY. IN NEW YORK, SHARYN ALFONSI, CBS NEWS. ))

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[ANCHOR=Susan]
[SS=HOLD]


That debate can be seen right here on your hometown station this morning beginning at 11 o'clock.


[Tease#1]



[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]

[ENG#=V10]



We're taking aim at some helpful hunting hints. We'll be talking with a Volunteer Bedford trainer about upcoming classes coming up a little later
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]


We'll hunt for buried treasure as we find what awaits in your hometown, Montvale. But first, here's a look at your almanac.

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[Almanac Bump]
[Break #1]



[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Review 4 tc 56:05]
[GRAPHIC=Health Review]



[ENG#=1]


In health review,
Friendship manor offers short term care for people recovering from surgery.
Plus, some local elementary students get a lesson on antibiotics.
And research at Virginia Tech could help senior citizens drive more safely.
Joy Sutton has more in today's Health Review.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Toyota has given Tech researchers]
[SUPER=01-Thurmon Lockhart/Virginia Tech Locomotion Research Lab; :10]
[SUPER=01-Linda Frazier/Virginia Tech Study Participant; :34]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Green/Friendship Manor; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Mary Brown/Roanoke Co. School Nurse; 1:48]
[SUPER=01-Courtney Herron/ Kindergarten Student; 2:08]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 2:14]
[RUNS=2:19]
[OUT Q=Toyota has given Tech]

(( [TAPE 502-11, 1:50:52]
Toyota has given Tech researchers a grant to look at improvements that can made to automobiles to make them more user-friendly for senior citizens.
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[SOT 9:21:22]
[IN Q=As we get older our]

((AS WE GET OLDER OR PHYSIOLOGY CHANGES ESPECIALLY DEALING WITH THE EYES. THINGS LIKE OUR LENSES GET STIFFER AND ALSO THEIR IS YELLOWING OF THE LENSES)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=their is yellowing of the lenses]


Those changes can make it harder to focus on closer objects or to deal with glare.
That's why these researchers are conducting different experiments to see what can help these drivers.
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[SOT9:11:59]
[IN Q=I think it's important to see how our vision changes]

((I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO SEE HOW OUR VISION CHANGES AND OUR PERCEPTION OF DISTANCE CHANGES IT'S NICE THAT THEY ARE AWARE OF THAT AND ARE TRYING TO MAKE IT BETTER)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=it's nice that they are aware of that and trying to make it better]


The study will also look the changes in hearing that senior citizens experience as they age --and the best sounds that can be used to alert these drivers.
Researchers will present their findings to Toyota in late March.
[TAPE#=503-03 tc 1:53:41]


In other medical news,
Friendship Manor has a specialized orthopedic unit to help patients who don't have the resources to go home after knee or hip surgery.
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[SOT15:36:17]
[IN Q=It offers an opportunity for an individual]

((IT OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN INDIVIDUAL IS NOT READY FOR HOME PLACEMENT TO COME IN AND CONTINUE TO GET REHAB NEEDS HERE AND LEARN TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES AGAIN 31 AND THEN GO HOME INDEPENDENTLY)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=go home independently]

While this unit is part of Friendship Manor -- it has separate entrance, it's own nursing staff, and patients only share rooms with other orthopedic patients. And it's open to patients of all ages.
[TAPE#=504-04 10:52]


The Superbugs took over Burlington Elementary on Tuesday to show these students how germs are spread and why how the misuse of antibiotics can lead to superbugs like themselves.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT7:59:56]
[IN Q=There are so many antiobiotics]

((SCHOOL NURSE: THERE ARE SOME MANY ANTIBIOTICS THAT WE'VE ALREADY BECOME RESISTANT TO THAT WE CAN USE ANYMORE BECAUSE OF OVER USE. THERE HAVE BEEN TOO MANY PRESCRIBED BECAUSE PARENTS BEG THEIR DOCTORS FOR CHILD TO HAVE ANTIBIOTIC WHEN THEY DON'T' REALLY NEED IT)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=don't really need it]


One of the important lesson learned was never shared your medicine and...
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[SOT7:51:10]
[IN Q=What are you supposed to do about your medication]

((WHAT ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO DO ABOUT YOUR MEDICATION. EAT IT ALL. LIKE WHEN I HAD MEDICINE I ATE IT ALL )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=at all of it]


Anthem and the Virginia Department of Health offer this program to any school in the state.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))

[BUMP] [TRIGGER] [COMMERCIAL]

[Your-Hometown]


[ANCHOR=Brent @ wx cntr]
[NEWSCAST=SUN MORN]
[WRITER=bwa]
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[ENG#=1]


Surrounded by three side spurs of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Montvale was founded as Bufordsville. The name has changed many times over the years and so has the area itself. On this week's Your Hometown report, we reveal the many sides of Montvale, from the tanks to the treasure.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's most likely...]
[SUPER=01-Peter Viemeister/Historian & Author; :31]
[SUPER=04-1989; 1:40]
[RUNS=2:27]
[OUT Q=....hard to find (Music Ends)]
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[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS 4472ESS] [WIPE TO E-MAIL BOARD 9022ESS] Even US Government code-breakers weren't able to decipher the Beale code. But, if you'd like to try your hand at it, log onto our website and click on the Saturday and Sunday Morning Icon, then click on the Your Hometown section.
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[brent ad libs webaddress and e-mail board at Wx Center]

[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
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[roll cold out of the open]

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

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... A tanker explosion has the Coast Guard searching Virginia coastal waters for survivors.
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[ENG#=2]
[VO-NAT]

And a fire in Lynchburg leaves several people without homes.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[PKG-Tanker]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]
[ENG#=4]


At least three people are dead and 18 people still missing after a tanker exploded and sank off the coast of Chincoteague.
The company that owns the ship has expressed sorrow for the accident.
Sharyn Alfonsi has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-Coast Guard Video; :00]
[SUPER=01-Vicky Gray/Sentaria General Hospital; :30]
[SUPER=01-Sharyn Alfonsi/CBS News; :40]
[RUNS=:47]
[OUT Q=standard]


((COAST GUARD CAMERAS CAUGHT ON TAPE.. THE ATLANTIC OCEAN SWALLOWING A TANKER CARRYING 3.5 MILLION GALLONS OF ETHANOL.
RESCUERS CONTINUE TO SEARCH THE FRIGID WATERS OFF THE VIRGINIA COAST FOR SURVIVORS.
AN EXPLOSION ROCKED THE TANKER SATURDAY EVENING.. AS IT TRAVELED FROM NEW YORK TO HOUSTON. THE COAST GUARD SENT HELICOPTERS, A PLANE AND THREE BOATS TO THE SCENE TO LOOK FOR THE SHIP'S 27 CREWMEMBERS.
RESCUERS FOUND A HANDFUL OF SURVIVORS ON A LIFE RAFT A FEW HOURS AFTER THE ACCIDENT... THEY WERE FLOWN TO THE HOSPITAL.

(Vicky Gray, Sentaria General Hospital Spokesperson)
SOT GRAY: they were wet and cold and coated in oil and they had to go

through decontamination.
THE SHIP IS A CHEMICAL TANKER OPERATED BY A COMPANY IN GREECE. THE COMPANY SPOKESMAN SAID THEY DID NOT KNOW THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT OR HOW MUCH ETHANOL WAS RELEASED INTO THE WATER.
SHARYN ALFONSI, CBS NEWS. ))

[Rke-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
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[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
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Police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store in Roanoke yesterday, and is suspected of another robbery at a Vinton gas station. Roanoke officials say the man went to the "Stop In" on Plantation Road last night before midnight.
The clerk says the man put a beer on the counter like he intended to buy it, then demanded the clerk to give him money.
The suspect then pulled out a gun. No one was injured in the robbery.
Officials also suspect the same man in another robbery early this morning at a "Stop In" in Vinton.
Police describe the suspect as a white man, approximately 6 feet tall about 185 pounds with curly blonde hair.
He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and glasses at the time of the incident.
If you have any information about the robberies, your asked to contact your local police department.

[M'ville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Police are looking for a Martinsville man after a weekend shooting. It happened early yesterday morning at the "Ladies and Gents Hair Salon and Barber Shop." Police say shots were fired during a dance hosted by the shop. No one was injured, but police arrested three-people in connection with the shooting: 22-year-old Antonio D. Belcher, 25-year-old Nicholas Demond Swanson and 18-year-old Marcus Markey Kent. Police are still looking for 30-year-old Demetrius Robert Kent.
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[TAKE PHONE # FS]

If you have any information you're asked to call Martinsville Police at 276-638-8751.
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[11County-Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC-19:19]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[ENG#=2]



Plans for an up-scale office and retail center in Roanoke County is raising more than just a new building.
The South Carolina development company's proposal has upset residents who took their message to the street this weekend.
Jennifer Wishon has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Earle and Marcelene Atkins]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Earle Atkins/Hidden Valley Neighborhood Association; :14]
[SUPER=01-Marlene Parrott/Hidden Valley Neighborhood Association; :32]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:10]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Roanoke County]


(( Earle and Marcelene Atkins built their home here on Cagey Road almost 40 years ago. They plan on retiring here, but now their future plans hinge on whether on not their adjoining property is rezoned.
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[SOT 5:56:44]
[IN Q=We were hit with this notice]

((EARLE ATKINS))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=nightmare ever since]



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[SOT 5:45:35]

((BEEP))
[RUNS= 02]

That's why the atkins joined their neighbors along Route 419 Saturday in protest of the construction.
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[SOT 5:51:10]
[IN Q=There is a very strong]

((MARLENE PARROTT))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=a residential neighborhood]

Kahn Development Company hopes to construct Keagy Village here on the corner of 419 and Keagy Road - a mix of office, retail and residential space. If the land is re- zoned and construction allowed- nearby residents fear an increase in traffic, light and noise pollution, decrease in their property values and the loss of a natural buffer for their neighborhood.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Residents have collected]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=for final approval]


[BUTT BUTT BUTT]

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[SOT 5:59:43]
[IN Q=It's going to be]

((EARLE ATKINS))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=from this fence line]

Many residents are concerned about the possible demolition of Oak Grove School- a structure they say symbolizes civic pride the he community. But according to a county staff report prepared by the county's planning and zoning division "An evaluation committee from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources has recommended that the old school building is not potentially eligible for listing on the National Historic Register." Earle and Marcelene Atkins are simply hoping the Greater Hidden Valley Neighborhood Association will have enough man- power to make a difference.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=We bought and built and planned to stay]

((EARLE ATKINS))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=comes out of this]

They'll find out which way the project will go when the Planning and Zoning Board meets on Tuesday. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke County.))

[11Booker-Washington]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-54 TC-1:28:54]
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[ENG#=3]



A reunion honoring a legacy brought together former students of Booker T Washington Elementary School this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday;]

Students came together to commemorate the school's 50th anniversary. It opened it's doors in 1954, three months after the Supreme Court decided the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education. James Holmes served as principal during the school's 12 year operation. He says the school's closing in 1966 was bitter sweet.
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[SOT 6:19:55]
[IN Q=We knew that better]

((JAMES HOLMES: WE KNEW THAT BETTER THINGS WERE FOR ALL THE KIDS TO BE IN AN INTEGRATED SCHOOL THAN TO BE SEPARATED. THAT'S SOMETHING WE WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO SO WE WERE HAPPY IN THAT RESPECT.))
[SUPER=01-James Holmes/Former Principal;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=in that respect]
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[VO-NAT]

Holmes is a lifelong educator who says he always tried to carry out Booker T. Washington's philosophies and teach students everything they needed to know. Former students took time to reminisce about their school days.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:25:46]
[IN Q=The principal would always]

((CARNETTA JORDON: THE PRINCIPAL WOULD ALWAYS TEACH US TO PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG. EVERY MORNING BEFORE WE STARTED OUR CLASSROOM HOUR WE ALWAYS HAD TO GO OUT AND HE WOULD MARCH US JUST LIKE SOLDIERS AND WE WOULD STAND TO ATTENTION AND WE RAISE OUR HANDS LIKE THIS AND WE WOULD PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.))
[SUPER=01-Carnetta Jordon/Former Student;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=allegiance to the flag]
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[VO-NAT]

Booker T. Washington Elementary was the first school in Franklin County to integrate.
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[toss to wx next]

[IRS-Law-Changes]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=IRS dub - net tc 3:31:25]
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[ENG#=1]



Not all tax news is bad news. In fact, there are some positive changes for filers this year.
Earlier I sat down with IRS Representative Gloria Wajciechowski to find out where some taxpayers can plan on cashing in.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=one of the biggest things ]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Wajciechowski/IRS Field Media Relations; :00]

[TAKE "Joint Filing" BOARD FS; :08] [TAKE "cHANGES" BOARD FS; :48] [TAKE "TAX CREDIT" BOARD FS; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=maximum percentage of 35%]
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[ANCHOR=SUSAN]

[TAKE IRS NUMBER BOARD FS]
You can access the IRS's website by visiting our website at wdbj7.com and click on the "Saturday and Sunday" Morning icon. Or call the IRS direct at 1-800-829-1040.
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[straight to break]

[Oscar-Preps]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[ENG#=1]



Hollywood's biggest night is almost here.
And nominees - and attendees - are working to put on their best face forward while Oscar works to bring all the last minute details together.
Chris Lawrence has more from Hollywood.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Clarkson/Best Actress Nominee; :25]
[SUPER=01-Keisha Castle-Hughes/Best Actress Nominee; 1:29]
[SUPER=01-Charlize Theron/Best Actress Nominee; 1:39]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/CBS News; 1:44]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=standard]


((The statues are all set up and the red carpet ready to roll for Hollywood Boulevards biggest show. Only at Oscar time could you see Sophia Coppola standing next to Sean Penn

(nats announcer)


or Tim Robbins squeezed into a space next to Clint Eastwood. With all the nominees appearing together, its Hollywoods version of the class photo but not like any school weve ever seen.

(Patricia Clarkson/Best Actress Nominee)

Everyone wants to send you clothes and give you clothes and loan you things!
Hard life, this Hollywood. But from red-hot ruffles to cool white gowns whos wearing what is as big a question as who will win.

(nats)


Return of the King is expected to hold court as Best Picture.

(nats)

Never! Smeagol wouldnt hurt a fly!

(Chris Lawrence/Hollywood)

But its been shut out of the acting categories and some voters may be reluctant to award a special-effects fantasy.
That could tip the balance to Lost in Translation, and nominee Bill Murray.

(nats bill murray)

Im trying to organize a prison break.
But you cant go wrong betting money on Mystic River which earned multiple nominations for its director and stars.

(nats sean penn)

Its like we were the last two people on Earth.
This time around big names like Alec Baldwin and Renee Zellwegger are up for Oscars in smaller, supporting roles. And even though Johnny Depp won a SAG award for Pirates of the Caribbean hes a longshot on Oscar night.

(nats)

So there is a curse. Thats interesting.
And the youngest woman ever nominated for Best Actress isnt even old enough to drive.

(Keisha Castle-Hughes/Best Actress Nominee)

Its a big privilege, but Im really nervous as well.
No sweating for Charlize Theron wholl probably win Best Actress for playing a serial killer in Monster.

(Charlize Theron/Best Actress Nominee)

You know this just felt like the kind of part that De Niro gets to do, or Dustin Hoffman or Jack.
Thats good company with plenty of gold statues between them. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Hollywood. ))