[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Susan]

[NEWSCAST=Sun 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 Sunday Morning....... an arson suspect is feeling the heat after being arrested for a string of fires Missouri
[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT]

And local vocational students prepare to showcase their skills and rake in some dough. we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Pakistan-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]

Five-officers are dead after an attack on a Pakistan police station.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pakistan]

According to reports, at least 10-gunmen stormed the police station in Karachi early this morning and demanded the officers recite Islamic verses. One officer who survived the attack says the clean-shaven men shot several officers in the head at close range. In addition to the five police officers, one of the gunmen was killed- the others got away. At this point, authorities don't know the motive for the attack.
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[Arson-Spree]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]

One suspect is behind bars after a series of fires in Missouri yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO]

Crews battled nine fires in a two-hour period. The worst was a four-alarm fire at a warehouse - thick dark smoke and huge flames leapt from the building. A reporter was interviewing a man when an exploding went up and rocked the area- no injuries were reported. The old warehouse was scheduled for demolition. The building's condition coupled with the intense heat kept firefighters from going inside, and they had to do what they could from outside the building.
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[Fair-Ride]


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

Nearly a dozen people are injured after a carnival ride breakdowns in Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]

It happened Friday night at a fair in Miami-Dade County. Officials say it happened when a piece of paneling came off "The Gravitron." The ride spins so fast it pins passengers against its walls, this time three-people were thrown.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@1:23]
[IN Q=We have nine-people...]

((UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: WE HAVE NINE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN INJURED. ONE OF THEM WAS A CRITICAL CONDITION. WE DO HAVE STATE INSPECTORS ON THE SCENE. THEY'RE INVESTIGATING TO SEE WHAT WAS THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT. THE YOUTH FAIR WILL BE OPEN AGAIN TOMORROW AND ON SUNDAY.))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=.. and on Sunday.]
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[VO-NAT]

It's estimated 40 to 50 people were on the ride at the time of the accident. Officials say the ride was inspected before the fair opened. The Gravitron and a similar ride were closed for the rest of the weekend.
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[11Skills-USA]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC-14:55]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


The heat is on hundreds of high school students this weekend in the Roanoke Valley.
They are sharpening their skills and competing for some sweet prizes.
The stakes are high, but as Jennifer Wishon reports, the students are up for the challenge.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF HAMMER]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :08]
[SUPER=01-Darryl Greene/Virginia Skills USA Student Vice-President; :20]
[SUPER=01-Lonnie Quesenberry/Virginia Skills USA Board of Directors; :31]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :48]
[SUPER=01-Amanda Bunn/Cosmotology Student; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Courtney Hammer/Cosmotology Student; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Salem]



(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:05:52]

((NATS OF CARPENTRY STUDENT USING HAMMER.))
[RUNS= 03]

The 12- hundred vocational students in the Roanoke Valley this weekend are cooking up some mean competition.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:12:20]

((NATS OF FRYING CHICKEN))
[RUNS= 03]

They're in town for the Skills- USA Virginia competition where the best students in every state- taught vocational field are vying for distinction.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:52:26]
[IN Q=This program gives them]

((DARRYL GREENE: THIS PROGRAM GIVES THEM A DIRECTION, SOMETHING TO FOCUS ON, SOMETHING THAT THEY CAN HELP AND USE TO WORK TOWARDS THEIR GOALS.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=towards their goals]

Up for grabs are bragging rights and 50,000 dollars in scholarship money.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:49:40]
[IN Q=In so many of the competitions]

((LONNIE QUESENBERRY: IN SO MANY OF THE COMPETITIONS, THE COMPANIES THAT ARE BUSINESS PARTNERS WITH THEM ARE OFFERING WONDERFUL SCHOLARSHIPS, PRIZES, GIFTS FOR STUDENTS. IT'S JUST SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=such an opportunity]



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[SOT 19:10:00]
[IN Q=This is the first year]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS HAVE BEEN GIVEN SOMETHING ELSE TO COMPETE FOR - JOBS. THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR THE SKILLS USA VIRGINIA COMPETITION HAS BEEN COMPLETELY RUN BY LOCAL BUSINESSES.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=by local businesses]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:01:59]

((CU SHOT OF HAIR DRYER - NAT SOUND))
[RUNS= 03]

Cave Spring senior and second year cosmetology student Amanda Bunn is hoping her skills will get her noticed by employers right in her back yard.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:00:00]
[IN Q=A lot of these]

((AMANDA BUNN: A LOT OF THESE ARE LOCAL IN MY AREA SO THERE'S JC PENNEY'S I KNOW AND THERE'S LAUREL HILL SO I'M HOPING THAT MAYBE I'LL BE SEEN AND THEY'LL CONTACT ME AGAIN ABOUT COMING AND GETTING A JOB AND STUFF.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=a job and stuff]

And even those who don't catch the eye of local employers are building resumes sure to turn heads.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:58:11]
[IN Q=It's very important]

((COURTNEY HAMMER/COSMOTOLOGY STUDENT: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT. I MEAN PEOPLE THAT TAKE THE SKILLS USA CLASSES ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET JOBS IN THAT CAREER THAN ANYBODY ELSE.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=than anybody else]

First place winners in this weekend's competition will go on to Kansas City, Missouri to compete nationally the end of June.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:03:48]

((QUICK NAT SOUND POP OF STUDENT WITH WIRE))
[RUNS= 02]

Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Salem.))

[Tease#1]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]

[ENG#=V10]

Coming up , the former New River Valley speedway is shifting into a new era.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]


We'll see how a baseball hall of famer got his cleets wet right here in Southwest Virginia as we visit "Your Hometown- Bassett".
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[Almanac Bump]
[Break #1]



[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Review 4 1:09:32]
[GRAPHIC=Health Review]
[ENG#=1]

In health review,
The risk of lead poisoning is a major concern in older homes.
And, there's another risk factor for glaucoma.
Plus, it's common condition with an unusual name.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-Home Video; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kristen Kidd/Prevention Specialist; :19]
[SUPER=01-Richard Taylor/Roanoke Homeowner; :45]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Frank Cotter/Vistar Ophthalmologist; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Prokopchak/Lewis-Gale Clinic Cardiologist; 1:50]
[SUPER=01-Annette Price/Restless Legs Syndrome Patient; 2:14]
[SUPER=01-Dr. William Elias/Carilion Sleep Center; 2:40]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 2:50]
[RUNS=2:57]
[OUT Q=standard]

((
[TAPE#=504-02 14:53]


Aiden Taylor contracted lead poisoning from his home when he was an infant. He was exposed to the lead from paint from his front porch which was accidentally tracked through the house during renovations.
It's a common problem for many older homes. In Roanoke nearly 85-percent were built before lead paint was banned.


(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=In recent years we've seen more cases]

(( IN RECENT YEARS WE'VE SEEN MORE CASES, LAST YEAR I BELIEVE WE HAD 42 CASES OF CONFIRMED LEAD POISONING AND THAT CAN ONLY INCREASE AS WE IMPROVE SCREENING. THAT'S ONE OF CONCERN WE HAVE THAT WE'RE NOT GETTING ALL CHILDREN THAT WE NEED TO INTO SCREENING)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=need to into screening]


The Taylor's have made several changes to make their home safer, but it took nine months to get Aiden's lead levels in the acceptable range.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT3:27:30]
[IN Q=If you have young children make sure you get them]

((IF YOU HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN MAKE SURE YOU GET THEM TESTED WHEN YOU GO FOR CHECK-UPS THAT'S THE BEST THING)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=the best thing]
[TAPE#504-05 15:59]


When it comes glaucoma testing -- just measuring eye pressure is not enough --doctors have now discovered that thickness of the cornea also needs to be taken into account.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT22:14:08]
[IN Q=We know that patient with thick corneas]

((WE KNOW THAT PATIENTS WITH THICK CORNEAS WILL OFTEN MEASURE HIGH PRESSURE, BUT THE ACTUAL PRESSURE ON THE INSIDE IS NORMAL AND THEREFORE MANY PATIENTS WITH GLAUCOMA WITH HIGH PRESSURES NO LONGER NEED TO BE TREATED)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=no longer treated]


Some patients with normal pressure --may have been misdiagnosed as well, allowing their glaucoma to progress undetected which can lead to blindness.
[TAPE#=503-04 1:41:14]


In other medical news, The use of statins or cholesterol lowering drugs, like Lipitor may be more important than first thought. Not only can they help lower bad cholesterol but have also been shown, when used aggressively, to slow down the progression of heart disease and potentially stop it in its tracks.
That's according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
[IN Q=I think the main message we're getting]

((I THINK THE MAIN MESSAGE WE'RE GETTING OVER THE COURSE OF LAST SEVERAL MONTHS, AND EVEN LAST YEAR THE LOWER THE BETTER, THE LOWER WE CAN THAT LDL THE MORE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS WE'RE GOING TO HAVE. AS FAR AS DECREASED ISCHEMIC EVENTS WHETHER ITS REGARDING STROKES OR HEART ATTACKS)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=strokes or heart attacks]

[504-02, 19:46]
And finally in the news, Annette Price suffers from restless legs syndrome -- where sometimes she has an uncontrollable urge to move her legs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT10:10:52]
[IN Q=It's kind of like a creapy crawling feeling]

((IT'S KIND OF LIKE A CREEPY CRAWLING FEELING DEEP WITHIN MY LEGS AND IT'S PAIN. I HAVE SOME PAIN WITH IT , NOT EVERYBODY HAS PAIN, I DO)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=has pain, i do]


Doctor's don't know what causes restless legs syndrome, but believe it has something to do with the central nervous system.
The condition is considered a sleep disorder because it mainly affects people right before bedtime or while they're sleeping.
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[SOT10:35:17]
[IN Q=We encourage exercise and physical things to the legs]

((WE ENCOURAGE EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL THINGS TO LEGS SUCH AS MASSAGE ARE HELPFUL AND AVOIDING CAFFEINE AND CERTAIN DRUGS )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=and certain drugs]


Price is also taking medication and has started a support group with chapters in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))

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[ANCHOR=SUSAN]

[TAKE INFO BOARD FS]
The New River Valley Chapter will meet at the New River Valley Medical Center on April 20th at 7pm. For more information or to learn more about the support group call 540-544-7454.
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[SUSAN TOSS TO BREAK] ((Susan toss to break))





[11Radford-Speedway]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-06 TC-1:02:02]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


Racing is back on track this weekend at the former New River Valley Speedway in Pulaski County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

The newly refurbished Motor Mile Speedway featured a full racing schedule last night, starting with Late Model Stocks. The track started as a dirt oval in a cow pasture many years ago. Partners Larry Shelor and David Hagan bought the old raceway last year.
This is also the track, where for years, Shelor Motor Mile employees moved thousands of vehicles to avoid Montgomery County's New Year's Day tax assessment.
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[Biz-Review]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=Biz Review 03-04 2:34]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]
[ENG#=3]


Layoffs in Blacksburg, hundreds of jobs are coming to the Hill City, and the tap's been turned on for one local water bottling company. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :06]
[SUPER=01-Kimble Reynolds/J and K Water Co. Owner; :19]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :36]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :50]
[SUPER=01-Calvin Fitzgerald/Dan River Employee; 1:11]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; 1:33]
[SUPER=19-Donald Graham/Reporting; 1:38]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]

(( [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=04-01 1:29:03]

While on vacation eight years ago, Julius Reynolds found out that bottled water costs more than a soda. When he got home he found out land his wife owns had several natural springs. That's when he and his nephew, Kimble, started J and K water.
[SOT 621]

[RUNS :10] ((KIMBLE REYNOLDS/OWNER: THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN OVERWHELMING. PEOPLE REALLY ENJOY OUR WATER, IT'S A GOOD QUALITY AND I HAVE TO PUT MY MODESTY ASIDE AND SAY IT'S SOME VERY GOOD WATER 31))
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[VO-NAT]

The company distributes on average 150 bottles a week to customers across the region, and will soon sell it in smaller bottles. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=04-11 26:33]


The numbers are fewer than first announced, but a Blacksburg plant started laying off workers this week.
Federal Mogul let about 55 employees go.
The company makes automotive engine parts and currently employees more than 430 people in Blacksburg. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=04-03 58:26]

One of the largest company's in Southside says the doors are still open even though they are filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
A spokeswoman says the plant will not shut down, and all 3-thousand employees will still have jobs, get paid and receive their benefits.
While employees of the plant are taking a wait and see approach, some are still worried about Danville's largest employer.
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[SOT@15:33:28:24]
[IN Q=IT'S A MAJOR...]

((CALVIN FITZGERALD, DAN RIVER EMPLOYEE: IT'S A MAJOR IMPORTANT FACTOR TO THE CITY OF DANVILLE, AS MANY EMPLOYEES THAT THE COMPANY EMPLOYEES, ESPECIALLY WITH THE CRUNCH RIGHT NOW, DANVILLE WILL REALLY BE HURTING.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q= .. REALLY BE HURTING.]
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[VO-NAT]


A spokeswoman for Dan River says the Chapter 11 status will help the company reorganize its debts, and help business in the long run. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=04-15 03:54]

Hundreds of new jobs are coming to the Hill City. StarTek Outsourcing Solutions will spend five-and-a-half million dollars to get going.
StarTek has purchased the old Heilig-Meyers furniture store in the Plaza Shopping Center to convert to a call center.
They expect to hire more than 540 people within the next year.
For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] )) [TOSS TO BUMP] ((TOSS TO BUMP))





[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


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

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... A Texas mother acquitted in the stoning death of her children.
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[ENG#=2]
[VO-NAT]

And the inspiration for a popular TV show has passed away.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[Mom-Stoning]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]
[ENG#=3]


An east Texas woman accused of stoning her two sons to death is found NOT guilty by reason of insanity.
Jurors deliberated for seven hours before returning their verdict on capital murder and other charges against Deanna Laney.
Jay Gormley has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Tyler, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tonda Curry/Defense Attorney; :43]
[SUPER=01-Buck Files/Defense Attorney; 59]
[SUPER=01-Matt Bingham/Smith Co. District Attorney; 1:25]
[SUPER=01-Jay Gormley/CBS News; 2:21]
[RUNS=2:36]
[OUT Q=standard]




[11Jim-Hamner]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC-29:47]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]


The man who inspired the character Jim Bob on the television show ``The Waltons'' has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co./December;]

Jim Hamner died Thursday at his home in Charlottesville. He was 67. A service is scheduled for Tuesday. In December, Hamner sold his childhood home in Schuyler (sky-lar), which served as the one depicted on TV. He said poor health prevented him from keeping up with needed maintenance. Thousands have visited the home since the show was on the air.
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[11Montpelier]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-05 TC-1:17:33]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


The mansion President James Madison once called home, is undergoing a 30 million dollar renovation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orange Co.;]


Montpelier (mont-peel-ier), in Orange County, will see two centuries of additions torn away in an effort to return the 244-year old mansion to the way it looked when the fourth president lived there.
This summer, demolition crews will take down more than half the house.
Many of the mansion's original features were covered up in the early 1900's leaving Montpelier in a poor state for historians.
It has long played second fiddle to Thomas Jefferson's carefully preserved mansion at Monticello, 25 miles away.

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[11Dog-Parade]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-55 TC-2:03:15]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


It was a "dog-on" good time for pets and their owners and a "grrrr-eat" fundraiser for the League of Animal Protection.
The group expects yesterday's Easter Parade-a-thon brought in more than five-thousand dollars to help homeless critters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

All of the money raised in the annual event is used to help find homes for and take care of abandoned animals.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:57:53]
[IN Q=I THINK ITS VERY ]

((WENDY SCHULTZ/ROANOKE CO. TOURISM & EVENTS COORDINATOR--I THINK ITS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE LEAGUE FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION IS A FABULOUS, NON PROFIT, COMPLETELY VOLUNTEER RUN ORGANIZATION. AND IT IS A NO KILL SHELTER. SO THEY TAKE CARE OF ALL THE ANIMALS UNTIL THEY GET THEM ADOPTED.))
[SUPER=01-Wendy Schultz/Roanoke Co. Tourism & Events Coordinator;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=GET THEM ADOPTED]
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[VO-NAT]

Pet owners dressed their dogs in their easter best to take pictures with Peter Cottontail, and compete in various competitions for prizes. Some of the categories included best look-a-like, poochiest dog, and best dressed dog. The top four fundraisers for the day were also given prizes.
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[TOSS TO WX]

[11Violence-Rally]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC-38:20]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


Teaching kids to use brains not brawn.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

That was one of the programs at the "Stop- the-Violence Rally" at Lord Botetourt High School yesterday. The event was organized by students in the "Family, Career and Community leaders of America" organization. Their goal is to raise awareness of violence in schools through education.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:13:28]
[IN Q=It's the small stuff]

((ANN: IT'S THE SMALL STUFF THAT'S THE PROBLEM. IT'S THE BULLYING THAT NOBODY SEES, IT'S THE PICKING ON THAT NOBODY SEES AND WE'RE TRYING TO STOP THAT BEFORE YOU KNOW, A SCHOOL SHOOTING MIGHT HAPPEN.)) ((MATT MCMILLAN: WE'RE NOT ONLY TARGETING VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS, ALTHOUGH THAT IS THE MAIN CONCERN, BUT WE'RE TARGETING JUST PLAIN OUT BULLYING, PICKING, SHOVING ANY ASPECT OF VIOLENCE THAT YOU CAN PRETTY MUCH THINK OF IS WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO PREVENT.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Galmish/FCCLA President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Matt McMillan/Stop the Violence Chairman; :10]
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=we're trying to prevent]
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[VO-NAT]

Other chapter projects focus on issues from teen pregnancy to nutrition and fitness.
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[Domestic-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


The Justice Department estimates 31-percent of American women will report physical or sexual abuse by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.
Other studies put that number at nearly two-million.
John Zarella reports on domestic violence and the people who are trying to save the victims.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sheryl Schwab/Trainer; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Annemarie Barthelmay/Stylist; 1:38]
[SUPER=01-John Zarrella/Reporting; 2:03]
[RUNS=2:12]
[OUT Q=standard]


(( Their eyes could not hide the pain. The women gathered at Jas Hair Salon had been watching a film about domestic violence.

(nat sot)


"and when i thought to myself i'm not gonna do it."
The film is part of a two hour training session for a new program in Florida designed to identify and hopefully save victims of domestic violence. The students may surprise you.

(nat sot)


"you keep sugar coating, this persons never gonna feel like they have to do something about their situation."
They are hair stylists, cosmotologists and nail technicians whose jobs includes a great deal of listening and observing..

(nat sot)


"you may see tenderness in the scalp. there are some physical things that you might see that others may not."
Sheryl Schwab is director of training for the organization "Women In Distress." Schwab says the beauty professional may
be the only person a victim confides in.(sot)


"AFTER I STARTED THINKING ABOUT IT, AND YOU KNOW TALKING TO OTHERS ABOUT IT AND REALIZING THE RELATIONSHIP I HAD WITH THE HAIRDRESSER FOR A LONG TIME, IT WAS LIKE THE PERFECT FIT. IT MADE PERFECT SENSE."
During training students are instructed on how to say things that will encourage a victim to seek help. And they are taught what to look for:

----bruising on the neck and arms.



---reluctance to change style or color without partners permission.



---signs that hair has been pulled or torn.



Stylist Annemarie Barthelmay says she's heard stories of abuse. And she herself has lived it. (nat sot)


"it's hard to explain to people why you stick around. I stuck in it for five years."
She believes this program will save lives.
"WITH THIS WE'RE IN A POSITION CAUSE WE HAVE, I DON'T WANT TO CALL IT AMMUNITION, BUT I WILL CALL IT AMMUNITION. IT IS AMMUNITION TO GIVE TO PEOPLE TO HELP THEMSELVES. BEFORE WE JUST CLAM UP OURSELVES AND NOT SAY ANYTHING."
The beauty professionals are told not to counsel or try to rescue victims. Their role is to listen. And point the victim in the direction of help. John Zarrella CNN Hollywood, Florida.))


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