[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[ENG#1]
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[VO-NAT]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning.......
Police are looking for the person who shot a Roanoke man in the face - leaving him in critical condition.
[ENG#2]
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[VO-NAT]


And Bedford County officials agree to test more wells after a leak at an old landfill - but residents minds aren't exactly at ease. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-16 TC01:45]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]
[ENG#=3]


A Roanoke man is in critical condition after being shot last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]


The shooting happened in the 500 block of Rutherford Avenue just after seven o'clock.
Police arrived to find 22 year old Claude Benson Harper lying in the middle of the street with a gunshot wound to the face.
Harper was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
Witnesses say the incident stemmed from an earliler fight at Loudon Park.
No arrests have been made
(+++++++++)

[crimeline FS] but police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Line at 344-8500.
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[11Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-07 1:01:11]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]
[ENG#=4]


A Grayson County woman is headed to prison for her son's murder.
Using an "Alford plea"- -that is: not admitting guilt, Cynthia Davis, nonetheless PLED guilty to felony murder and two counts of felony child abuse and neglect. Police say Davis and her former boyfriend, Dennis Schermerhorn (shimmer-horn), are responsible for the disappearance last year of Davis' 5-year old son Logan Bowman.
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[VO-NAT :18]

The boy's body has not been found.
The 37-year old Davis was supposed to go on trial next week.
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]

In making the plea, she acknowledged the evidence against her would be enough to warrant a conviction. She was sentenced to a total of 50-years in prison with 35 years suspended. Schermerhorn is expected to go to trial next month.
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[6Meth-Lab]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-11 35:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

A Rustburg man faces drug and other charges after a traffic stop that forced the evacuation of nearby homes.
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[VO-NAT :30]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Thursday;]

State police say they pulled over Barney B. Cawthorne for an expired registration Thursday. But once the 38-year old stopped his car police noticed several containers of chemicals inside. A police spokesman wouldn't identify the chemicals ,but says they were of the type associated with making methamphetamine, also known as "crank."
Nearby residents were kept from their homes for several hours as a D-E-A team removed the chemicals and a state police bomb technician and robot detonated a suspicious-looking item taken from the car.
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[Bedford-Well]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-14 tc 10:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


The City of Bedford's had a change of heart.
First it said "no," but now the city will begin testing more wells near the old landfill which is leaking.
As Justin McLeod discovered nearby residents are still not satisified.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :04]
[SUPER=01-Angie Lacy/Bedford Co. Resident; :09]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Overstreet/Bedford Co. Resident; :53]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF FAUCET))
What's in the water?
It's exactly what residents who live along Draper and Bell Town Roads in Bedford County want to know.
[SOT 6:08]
[IN Q=I'm having a lot ]

((ANGIE LACY/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: I'M HAVING A LOT OF HEALTH PROBLEMS, HAVE HAD FAMILY MEMBERS WHO PASSED AWAY, IT RAISES A LOT OF QUESTIONS.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=A LOT OF QUESTIONS]


Questions that residents began asking last month when the city of Bedford revealed the old city landfill was leaking.
Tests conducted on several nearby wells showed some contamination.
The city then installed a filtration system to fix the problem and officials hoped that would the ease fears in the neighborhood.
[SOT 5:19]
[IN Q=No not yet]

((ANGIE LACY/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: NO NOT YET, LONG WAY FROM BEING COMPLETELY SATISIFIED.)) [Runs04]
[OUT=completely satisfied]


That's why residents fought for additional tests.
At first the city said no but now it has agreed to test 38 residential wells next week.
But residents want follow-up tests conducted and they want the city to foot the bill for any repairs that may be needed.
[SOT 8:56]
[IN Q=We definetely mean]

((ELLEN OVERSTREET/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: WE DEFINETELY MEAN BUSINESS. WE'RE GOING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT AND TRY TO GET SOMETHING DONE, WHATEVER IT TAKES.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=whatever it takes]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Whatever it takes]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: WHATEVER IT TAKES MAY MEAN HIRING A LAWYER. SOME RESIDENTS ARE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING IT BECAUSE THEY FEEL THEIR PROPERTY IS NOW WORTHLESS. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))


[11Toms-Creek]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-01 TC1:47:03]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]
[ENG#=3]


A judge must now decide the fate of a controversial sewer project in Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Two residents are suing the town to stop a proposed 12-mile sewer line to Toms Creek. They say Blacksburg violated the Town's Charter when it approved a seven-point-six million dollar bond for the sewer project. The town wants the case dismissed, saying the lawsuit could hurt their bond chances.
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[SOT:8:27:00;12:07:00]
[IN Q=If all of a]

((WILLIAM BROADDUS: IF ALL OF A SUDDEN SOMETHING COMES UP AND YOU CAN'T CLOSE AND RATES HAVE CHANGED. THEN THE BANKS WILL SAY THEN I'M NOT GOING TO LEND MONEY AT THAT RATE. THAT'S THE PROBLEM THAT WE FACE DAVID BAILEY:WHAT THE CITIZENS WANT TO AVOID OF COURSE IS TO HAVE CONTRACTS FOR WORK TO BE EXTENDED AND GRANTEDE, USING
UP THE BOND MONEY, PUTTING BULLDOZERS ON THE GROUND, CONDEMNING PROPERTY AND THAT WHOLE PROCESS UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE COURT CAN RULE ON THE ISSUES. ))
[SUPER=01-William Broaddus/Blacksburg's Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Bailey/Plaintiff's Attorney; :12]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=on the issues.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

The judge will decide on Tuesday whether to throw the case out or grant the plaintiffs a temporary injunction meaning the town could not award a construction bid until the lawsuit goes to court.
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[11Hatcheries]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-06 1:10:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

Something "fishy" is going on in Southwest and Western Virginia, but state officials like it that way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;]

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has re-opened its five trout hatcheries to the public. Two years ago, visits to the hatcheries were stopped because of a budget shortage. The five coldwater hatcheries are in Smyth, Bath, Nelson, Craig, and Wythe Counties, and all are now open to the public seven-days a week, free of charge.
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[TAKE WDBJ7.COM FS] For more information and directions to the hatcheries, you can log onto WDBJ7-dot-com, and click on "Websites in the News."
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Latest]
[ENG#=1]

A Canadian humanitarian worker is believed to be okay- after his kidnapping in Iraq. But now, new information says it appears an American has also been taken hostage.
Television footage taken yesterday shows the prisioner in the back seat of a car on the main highway in western Baghdad where fighting took place yesterday.
It's believed the footage was taked yesterday.
The prisioner told the cameraman his name and said he was part of a convoy that was attacked.
The car then sped away with him still in the back seat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq]

The kidnappings are just some of a recent string of events that have rocked the region. The U-S military estimates at least 40 Iraqis are dead after a battle north of Baghdad overnight. The U.S. military had announced an unilateral ceasefire at noon yesterday, but fighting appeared to resume almost immediately. An spokesperson says forces aren't giving up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Coalition forces are.. ]

((MARK KIMMITT, U. S. MILITARY SPOKESMAN: COALITION FORCES ARE PREPARED TO IMPLEMENT A CEASEFIRE WITH ENEMY ELEMENTS IN FALLUJA COMMENCING AT NOON TODAY. IF THE CEASEFIRE HOLDS, TALKS REGARDING THE REESTABLISHMENT OF LEGITIMATE IRAQI AUTHORITY IN FALLUJA WILL BEGIN. THIS ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN WITH THE EXPECTATION THAT ENEMY ELEMENTS IN FALLUJA WILL ALSO HONOUR THE CEASEFIRE. IRRESPECTIVE OF THE CEASEFIRE, COALITION FORCES WILL ALWAYS RETAIN THE INHERENT RIGHT OF SELF DEFENSE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Kimmitt/U. S. Military Spokesman]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=... of self-defense.]
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[VO-NAT]

U.S. forces have been battling Sunni insurgents in Falluja and nearby towns for the past week in some of the most intense fighting since the launch of the war that overthrew Saddam Hussein a year ago.
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[11-221-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


An accident yesterday in Floyd County killed one man and injured two children.
State Troopers say the driver of a pickup truck tried to make a left turn across Route 221 near Woods Store and pulled into the path of an oncoming car.
A passenger in the car, 24-year old Efrian Jacome Cabrera, was killed.
The driver of the car, Nicole L. Hunley of Copper Hill, was not injured, but her two daughters, ages 9 and 4, were.
The driver of the truck, 26 year old Daniel Jacob McLaughlin of Charlottesville, is charged with failure to yield the right of way.

[11County-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-08 TC1:13:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Two construction workers in Roanoke County had to be rescued from the cherry-picker they were working in.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday]

One of the tires deflated on a construction lift, pitching the device- -and the two men on it- -into a precarious position. Chris Shell said his first thought was to grab the house they were working on. He reached for co-worker Mike Potter, instead.
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[SOT 11:55:47]
[IN Q=I just dropped]

((CHRIS SHELL/CONSTRUCTION WORKER; I JUST DROPPED DOWN AND GRABBED HIM AND HE HELD ONTO THE BAR, AND I GRABBED THE BAR ABOVE ME AND HELD ON.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Shell/Construction Worker]
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[OUT Q=and held on.]
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[VO-NAT]

The two men hung there for more than an hour, while rescue workers prepared to get them down. Shell said everytime he and Potter moved, the lift started to roll. So they couldn't move. By the time they were finally rescued, Shell said he'd lost all feeling in his legs. The two went back to work after the incident.
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[Decor-More]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Decor & More]



[ENG#=1]


Greeting cards aren't just for sending out - they're great for actually greeting guests in your home.
Angela shows us more
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[take Decor and More full screen] In this week's Decor and More...
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[IN Q=Today actually...]
[SUPER=07-Angela Combs; :00]

[DECOR WEBADDRESS FS 1:40 - 1:45]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=...Right after this.]
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[TAPE TOSSES TO BUMP] [Know-Bump]
[Take full screen bump] [Chyron 7155] Did You Know?

[COMM#4]



[2Open-Heads]


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

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

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Questions still remain after a Grayson County woman enters a plea in her son's murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#2]

And a Roanoke man is critically injured after being shot in the face. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[CNN-Poll]


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


A new Time- C-N-N poll shows more people believe the Bush administration did all that could be expected to prevent the Nine-Eleven attacks. (+++++++++) [TAKE APRIL BOARD FS]
The poll shows 48 percent of Americans now have faith in the White Houses stance.
(++++++++++)

[wipe to March Board FS]
That's up from 42 percent in a March Poll.
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[11Craig-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-09 45:36]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=3]


A Craig County home was destroyed by fire yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co./Yesterday;]

Firefighters responded to this trailer just outside of New Castle on Aps Knob around two o'clock. New Castle Fire Chief Brent Crush says the fire started underneath the floor and believes it was caused by a faulty electrical wire. No one was home at the time. The trailer is a total loss.
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[Life-Gamble]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]


The stakes don't get much higher in Vegas than they are for one British man hoping to make this a holiday to remember.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;]


Ashley Revell is betting it all in Las Vegas. He says he has sold all of his possessions including his clothes for a chance of hitting the jackpot.
Revell will stand in a rented tuxedo tomorrow and bet everything he owns on a single spin of the roulette wheel.

If he wins, he doubles his money, if he loses, he'll be left with nothing except a television crew that's documenting his life.
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[TOSS TO WEATHER] ((Toss to weather))

[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Coming up, Federal officials are cracking down on a steroid ring - and now they're looking for test results from several Major league ballers
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]


A passionate reenactment of Jesus' last hours takes center stage before THOUSANDS in Indiana. We'll have those stories and more coming up when News 7 Sunday morning returns.
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[Lotto] [Break]

[Biz-Review]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=Biz Review 03/04 4:44]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]
[ENG#=3]

Jet service at the Lynchburg airport is flying high, while a Southside company expects to lose millions this year. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :11]
[SUPER=01-Greg Eddy/Delta Airlines; :20]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape; :45]
[SUPER=19-Donald Graham/Reporting; :55]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]

(( [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=04-01 TC1:36:38]


Regional jet service at the Lynchburg airport appears ready to take off on its own, without any help from the federal government. Delta also cut ticket prices to make Lynchburg more competitive with surrounding airports.
The result is ridership has nearly doubled.
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[SOT 10:28:26]
[IN Q=Now you have]

((GREG EDDY/DELTA AIRLINES: NOW YOU HAVE THE BEST REGIONAL JET YOU CAN GET, LEATHER SEATING, TWO BY TWO CONFIGURATION, FLIES AT 530 MILES PER HOUR. SO THE EQUIPMENT IS ONE THING BUT I'M SURE THE PRICING HAD A LOT TO DO WITH IT AS WELL. BUT WE WENT FROM 40 PERCENT LOAD FACTORS TO 60 PERCENT WHICH WE'RE REALLY HAPPY WITH.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=really happy with.]
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[VO-NAT]


Delta says it will continue to review its Lynchburg operations, but jet service will continue indefinitely. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=04-03 58:26]

Dan River Incorporated says it expects to post a net loss of 152 million dollars for last year.
That's according to a notice filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
It comes about a week after the Danville company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure its debts.
For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] ))

[221-Ax]


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


An accident in Floyd County killed one man and sent three people to the hospital - including two children.
Officials say the driver of the truck tried to make a left turn across Route 221 near Woods Store and pulled into the path of an oncoming car.
The passenger of the CAR, 24 year old Efrian Jacome Cabrera was killed.
The car's driver, Nicole L. Hunley of Copper Hill and her two daughters - ages 9 and 4 - were all taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial hospital.
All were wearing their seatbelts.
The driver of the 26 year old Daniel Jacob McLaughlin of Charlottesville is charged with failure to yeild right of way.

[Athletes-Steroids]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
[ENG#=1]

Federal authorities are closing in on a steroid distribution ring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV]

Officers raided a Las Vegas drug-testing lab Thursday as part of their investigation. Federal agents seized results and samples of drug tests on a number of major league baseball players. Agents wouldn't comment on which results they took, but a federal subpoena sought test results from Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield and Jason Giambi -among others. The raid is part of a grand jury investigation stemming from indictments handed down in February against four-men for allegedly distributing steroids to professional athletes.
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[Passion-Play]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
[ENG#=3]

It's about more than dyed egg and chocolate bunnies... as thousands saw in annual production of "Passion Play."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Munster, IN]

Last night, a thousand volunteers brought the story of Jesus' last few hours- to life on an Indiana stage. The play is believed to be one of the most spectacular re-enactments ever undertaken. It features a two-story 200-foot wide stage, waterfalls, horses and explosions. Mel Gibson and Oprah Winfrey reportedly came to see the powerful production. (------------) This is the 16th year for the event.