[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sat 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 Saturday Morning....... Five people are dead and several others injured after a bombing in Iraq.
[ENG#2]
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[VO-NAT]

The price of education is on the rise again, this time Virginia Community Colleges take a hit. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Iraq-Bomb]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=3]

Five-people are dead after an early morning blast in Baghdad.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq]

The blast went off in the garden of a house in eastern Baghdad around eight o'clock. Officials say four Iraqi guards and an unidentified woman were killed, while the country's deputy Interior Minister and several other people were injured. Crews were on the scene to retrieve the dead and body parts from the explosion. Officials continue to investigate, but say it may have been a suicide bombing.
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[11Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-16 TC48:31]
[GRAPHIC=Bus Accident]
[ENG#=4]


A school bus driver is hospitalized after wrecking yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The bus crashed on Buck Mountain Road near the Blue Ridge Parkway overpass at about 3:30.
Witnesses say the bus ran off the right side of the road and down an embankment.
A total of 26 were on the bus, three students and the bus driver were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
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[SOT 4:38:58; 4:36:01]
[IN Q=Most of the injuries]

((GARY HOUFF/ROANOKE CO. BATTALION CHIEF: MOST OF THE INJURIES WERE MINOR SCRAPES AND ABRASIONS. SOME KIDS COMPLAINED OF BACK PAIN.)) ((GARRY DONAHUE/WITNESS: I KNOW SOME OF THEM WERE BLEEDING AT THE MOUTH AND NOSE I HADN'T NOTICED ANY OF THEM SERIOUS.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Houff/Roanoke Co. Battalion Chief; :00]
[SUPER=01-Garry Donahue/Witness; :06]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=OF THEM SERIOUS]
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[VO-NAT]


Two of the students were from Cave Spring High School and one from the middle school.
Witnesses say the driver apparently had a medical problem just before the accident.
The driver, Walt Kugelman was listed in serious condition last night at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
[SS=HOLD]


A crew has been hired to clean up a small amount of the diesel fuel that spilled into a nearby creek.

[Community-College]


[ANCHOR=Susan ]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=04-]
[GRAPHIC=Tuition Hike]
[ENG#=1]


The cost of Virginia's Community Colleges is on the rise - again.
Less than two years after it voted to raise tuition by 31-percent, the State Board for Community Colleges voted yesterday to boost the tuition by 6-point-9 percent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-October 2002;]


The board supported an increase in October 2002 in the face of budget cuts that were leading to layoffs, larger classes and fewer course offerings.
Now, board members say the increase will raise more than nine-million dollars for the state's 23 community colleges to pay for full-time faculty and projects.
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[take rate increase board fs]
The rate increase means tuition for in-state students will jump from just over 59-dollars per credit hour to more than 63-dollars. [take dollar board fs]
That'll be about 50-dollars more per semester for a full time student, who's tuition will now be just under 760-dollars.
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[anchor=susan]
[ss=none]


The board also voted to give faculty a one-percent raise on top of the three-percent that Virginia's budget provides for effective November 25th.

[11Allen-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC10:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Some Virginia veterans got a sneak peak of the newest memorial in the nation's capital.
More than 100-thousand
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

people are expected to attend the dedication of the World War Two Memorial NEXT Saturday. Because of that, Senator George Allen is encouraging people to visit the site early and yesterday hosted a preview tour for state veterans.
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[SOT 15:56:59]
[IN Q=I hope young people]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN: I HOPE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WILL VISIT THIS SITE WILL BE REMINDED OF THE TENUOUS MOMENTS IN OUR HISTORY WHERE THE OUTCOME, THE OUTCOME DEPENDED ON THE BRAVERY, DETERMINATION AND SACRIFICE OF THEIR GRANDPARENTS AND PREVIOUS GENERATIONS.))
[SUPER=@Allen]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=and previous generations]
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[VO-NAT]

Allen also laid a wreath at the base of the Virginia pillar in honor of those who died in the war. For complete coverage of dedication events Memorial Day weekend, tune in to your Hometown Station. A News 7 crew will have live reports from Washington.
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[Moore]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-15 TC1:11:45]
[GRAPHIC=Car Crazy]


Michael Moore makes his living with hot rods and classic cars. While he can build a vehicle from the wheels up, it's not the engine or the sheet metal he's concerned with.
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[take car crazy event fs]
This week we've profiled the new Car Crazy exhibit at the Blue Ridge Institute, and this morning Joe Dashiell considers Michael Moore's contribution.

[eng#=3]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=The black is the only thing]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :12]
[SUPER=01-Michael Moore/Upholsterer; :25]
[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute; :50]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Vinton]

(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[IN Q=The black is the only thing]

[RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=black stripe on the white door panel.]

Michael Moore enjoys a challenge, and that's just what he finds in the hot rods he upholsters.
Like the shiny black 1950 Studebaker that sat in his shop on a recent afternoon, many of the cars his customers bring call for a creative touch.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Most of the time]

((MOST OF THE TIME WHEN I DO ONE OF THESE, I'LL SIT DOWN AND DRAW OUT AND TRY TO GET SOME KIND OF PICTURE WHERE I WANT TO GO WITH IT, SOME KIND OF SCHEME AND THEN CARRY IT OFF THROUGH THE CAR, BUT THIS I KIND OF STARTED AND WORKED ALONG AS I WENT.))
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[OUT Q=along as I went.]


Moore was doing paint and body work before his wife enrolled in a correspondence course. She decided upholstery wasn't her cup of tea, but Moore opened the books and found a new profession.
After working for another firm, he struck out on his own 22 years ago.
[SOT]
[IN Q=People that build these cars]

((PEOPLE THAT BUILD THESE CARS WANT THE CORRECT INTERIOR TO GO IN THEM, AND MIKE'S ONE OF THE PEOPLE THEY CAN COME TO AND THEY CAN TRUST HIM SAYING HERE'S THE CAR, HERE'S THE COLOR AND TYPE OF FABRIC I WANT, CALL ME WHEN IT'S READY.))
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[OUT Q=call me when it's ready.]



[SOT]
[IN Q=When it's a finished job]

((WHEN IT'S A FINISHED JOB AND IT'S GOING OUT THE DOOR AND I'M HAPPY WITH IT. IT'S SELF SATISFACTION. YOU KNOW THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.)) [RUNS :08]
[OUT Q=that's what it's all about.]


Joe Dashiell News 7 Vinton))

[Focus-Health]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
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[WRITER=jen]
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[SUSAN ONE SHOT] Its estimated nearly 800-thousand children are missing, that's according to recent numbers from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Now one group is trying to do something about it, by offering a free class open to *your* child.
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[SUSAN/GUEST TWO SHOT]
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[Take "Master" board fs]
The "Journey of the Steal-Proof Master" series is this afternoon from one to three a the American Martial Arts Center in Blacksburg. It is limited to the first 50 children. Call 540-552-8886.
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Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.

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[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=504-02 41:40]
[GRAPHIC=Car Crazy]
[ENG#=1]


Charles Overfelt is a drag racer from way back. He's also a teacher.
And this morning, as we continue our series on a new exhibit at the Blue Ridge Institute,
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[take car crazy event fs]
Joe Dashiell considers some lessons from a life in the fast lane.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And we were going up one of the mountains]
[SUPER=01-Charles Overfelt/Drag Racer - Car Builder; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :14]
[SUPER=01-Lansana Thullah/William Fleming High School Student; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]
(([SOT]
[IN Q=And we were going up]

((AND WE WERE GOING UP ONE OF THE MOUNTAINS AND MY MOTHER COMMENTED THERE WAS SOME CRAZY HOTRODDER BACK THERE. AND HE'D PULL OUT IN A MODEL A ROADSTER WITH A FLATHEAD ENGINE ON IT AND JUST SMOKE THE TIRES AND PASSING PEOPLE, AND SHE KEPT SAYING WHAT AN IDIOT AND I THOUGH WHAT A NEAT LITTLE VEHICLE.))
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[OUT Q=what a neat little vehicle.]


Charles Overfelt was eight years old when he noticed his first hot rod, 12 or 13 when he started taking in the races at the old Roanoke Dragstrip.
Since then he's had his hands on many memorable cars, from the '53 Studebaker he and his girlfriend purchased and modified, to the dragsters he's competed with across the country. [NAT SOUND WITH STUDENTS 12:38]
[IN Q=This is the bottom of it.]

((THIS IS THE BOTTOM OF IT, THIS IS YOUR GROUND CLEARANCE. YOU DON'T WANT TO MOUNT IT SO LOW IT DRAGS. RIGHT. OKAY))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=so low it drags, right.]


In the shop at William Fleming High School, you can find his students testing an oversized scooter, or tinkering under the hood of a hot rod.
At its heart, the Power Systems Technology class is a welding program, [NAT SOUND OF WELDING]
but the emphasis on motor sports is the main draw.
[SOT]
[IN Q=A lot of guys here like cars]

((LANSANA THULLA/STUDENT: A LOT OF GUYS HERE LIKE CARS, AND DRAG RACING, SHOW CARS AND THINGS. WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO DO WITH IT? I WANT TO GO TO VIRGINIA TECH AND BE A MECHANICAL ENGINEER.)) ((CHARLES OVERFELT: WELL I HOPE THEY END UP WITH A GOOD PAYING JOB. I HOPE THEY END UP WITH THE WORK ETHIC WE'RE TRYING TO PUSH FOR THEM, THE SAFETY PART WE'RE TRYING TO PUSH FOR THEM.)) ((WHEN YOU PUT THEM IN THE CAR SAFELY. START IT UP. )) ((AND JUST LET THEM FEEL THAT ENGINE, YOU CAN SEE THE GRIN ON THEIR FACE. YOU'VE GOT THEM HOOKED.))
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[OUT Q=got them hooked.]


Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Decor-More]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=Decor and More 13:52]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


We're transforming an old, typical candalabra into a unique outdoor centerpiece
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[TAKE Decor FS]
in today's Decor and More.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=this was a brass]
[SUPER=07-Angela Combs; :00]

[TAKE DECOR WEBADDRESS FS - 2:58]
[RUNS=3:04]
[OUT Q=right after this...]

[tape tosses to bump] [Know-Bump]
[Take full screen bump] [Chyron 7155] Did You Know?

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[Library-Study]


[ANCHOR=BRent @ PS]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Roanoke's library system will be the focus of a comprehensive study, and they're giving you a chance to give your input at a public meeting coming up next week. Joining us is Demetria Tuckers, Acting Director of Libraries and Brenda McDaniel with the Roanoke Public Library Advisory Board.

[SUPER=01-Demetria Tucker/Acting Director of Libraries;]
[SUPER=01-Brenda McDaniel/Roanoke Public Library Advisory Board;]



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[TAKE MEETING BOARD FS] The public meeting will be Tuesday, May 25th at 6 p.m. in the Jefferson Center's Fitzpatrick Hall. Call 540 - 853 - 6419 for more information
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[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....... A school bus driver is still hospitalized after a bus accident yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#2]

Community College students will soon be shelling out more money for their education. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[11Stolen-painting]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-14 TC1:13:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Nazis stole the painting 60 years ago.
Now the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is returning it to the rightful owner.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A French Renaissance portrait will be leaving the museum's collection in a few weeks.
After careful research, officials have determined the painting was stolen from an Austrian Jew by Hitler's Gestapo.
The piece was donated to the museum in 1950.
Museum officials say they had "no inkling" it was stolen property until the legal heir to the painting contacted them in February.
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[SOT 15:42:29]
[IN Q=I'M SORRY TO SEE IT GO.]

((KATHY MORRIS/ASSOCIATE CURATOR: I'M SORRY TO SEE IT GO. ITS A BEAUTIFUL PAINTING. I'LL MISS IT. ON THE OTHER HAND KNOWING THAT IT WAS STOLEN THE ONLY APPROPRIATE THING TO DO IS RETURN IT TO ITS RIGHTFUL OWNER.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Morris/Associate Curator]
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[OUT Q=RETURN IT TO ITS RIGHTFUL OWNER.]
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[VO-NAT]


It is the first time the Richmond museum has found one of its pieces was stolen.
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[Van-Nortwick]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-15 TC1:10:06]
[GRAPHIC=Car Crazy]
[eng#=2]


Tom Van Nortwick paints photo-realistic pictures of cars, but he's also known for using cars as his canvas.
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[take car crazy event fs]
This morning, Joe Dashiell profiles the Roanoke pinstripe artist.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Tom Van Nortwick]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Van Nortwick/Pinstripe Artist; :10]
[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke]


((Tom Van Nortwick had never seen a pinstriping brush, didn't know how pinstriping was done when a friend suggested he give it a try in 1980.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I bought]

(( I BOUGHT A COUPLE OF BRUSHES AND TWO OR THREE CANS OF PAINT. AND TWO WEEKS LATER I GOT PAID TO DO IT, SO I FIGURE MAYBE I CAN DO THIS.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=maybe I can do this.]


He's been at it ever since, and today Van Nortwick has few, if any, competitors in the Roanoke Valley, and skills that have been compared with the best in the country. [NAT SOUND OF TOM SHOWING PAINTING]
[SOT 42:17]
[IN Q=This is my 19th painting]
[RUNS= :16]
[OUT Q=the way the restaurant was.]

A 1988 car wreck prompted Van Nortwick pick up a set of oil paints and and a conventional canvas, and like his father before him he's found success with his photo realistic renditions of cars. But hot rods continue to provide an outlet for his abstract inspirations...
[SOT 17:41]
[IN Q=And this is like government work]

((TOM VAN NORTWICK: I JUST MAKE IT UP AS I GO. I PUT A LINE DOWN AND I TRY TO THINK WHAT WOULD LOOK GOOD BESIDE IT.))

((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: JUST WITHIN THE LAST SIX MONTHS WE HAD SOMEONE IN HERE LOOKING AND THEY LOOKED AT TOM'S WORK AND SAID THAT'S AS FINE A LINE AS HAS BEEN DRAWN ANY WHERE IN THE COUNTRY. THEY WERE JUST QUITE AMAZED AT THE QUALITY OF THE WORK. I DON'T THINK THEY EXPECTED TO COME EAST AND SEE THAT. BUT WE HAVE IT RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=right here in southwest Virginia. JD News 7 Roanoke]))



[11Roanoke-Grass]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC27:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[eng#=3]


Roanoke City says it's new aurora gold grass is a cut above the rest, but some city residents don't think so.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


You may have noticed these signs popping up all over the city the last few months.
They tell you about a new grass Roanoke began planting last fall.
The experiment is now being conducted in 15-different locations throughout the city.
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[SOT 5:57:03]
[IN Q=What's unique about it]

((DWAYNE DARDENNE/ROANOKE'S LANDSCAPE COORDINATOR: WHAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT IT IS IT'S A SLOW AND LOW GROWING TYPE OF TURF GRASS. INSTEAD OF GROWING IN THE RANGE OF EIGHT INCHES EVERY TWO WEEKS IT WILL GROW TO THREE INCHES EVERY WEEK.))
[SUPER=01-Dwayne Dardenne/Roanoke's Landscape Coordinator; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=THREE INCHES EVERY WEEK]
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[VO-NAT]


Aurora gold grass is also thicker and greener.
Another advantage is that it's partly drought resistant, meaning it doesn't need to be watered as much.
But some residents have complained this is a waste of money. City leaders disagree.
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[SOT 5:58:53]
[IN Q=The cost is no different]

((DWAYNE DARDENNE/ROANOKE'S LANDSCAPE COORDINATOR: THE COST IS NO DIFFERENT THAN RENOVATING ANYTHING ELSE. AT THIS POINT, WE'VE ONLY SPENT A COUPLE OF THOUSAND DOLLARS IN MATERIALS, IT'S FAIRLY A LOW COST ITEM AT THIS POINT.))
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[OUT Q=at this point]
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[VO-NAT]


The city also believes it will save them money overtime since the grass grows so slowly it won't have to be mowed as much.
Right now, the grass has been planted in ditches, medians, and steep slopes.
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[anchor=Susan]
[ss=none]


Roanoke believes the grass is working so well it plans to plant it in other locations around the city in the future.
But before you go out and buy this type of grass for your yard- you should know that the grass doesn't wear well, so it's not meant for high traffic areas.

[11Radford-Trail]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC52:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

Radford's new hiking and biking trail may help keep traffic off the roads.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

The city's putting the finishing touches on the Riverway, a two and a half mile trail along the New River. The 750-thousand dollar project connects the east end of town with downtown. The trail is meant to inspire more people to walk or bike instead of drive. The city's already working on plans for phase two. That will be another two and a half mile trail to create a five mile trail loop around the city.
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[Iowa-Tornado]


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

The tiny town of Bradgate, Iowa, has pretty much been destroyed by a tornado.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Linn Co., IA]

The mayor says most of the town's 42-homes have been destroyed or suffered major damage. The twisters obliterated homes, downed trees, power lines and scattered debris throughout the area Friday. The tornado was part of a storm system that unleashed rain, lightning, high wind and hail across the Midwest. Flooding is blamed for at least one traffic death in Ohio, and three people died when trees crashed onto cars in Michigan.
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[Royal-Wedding]


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[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]

Millions of people crowded the streets of Spain to celebrate the first royal wedding in nearly 100-years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Madrid, Spain]

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe (feh-LEE'-pay) married former television anchor Letizia Ortiz. This is the first time a commoner will be in line to be the country's queen. The cathedral brimmed with white flowers and was draped in 500-year-old tapestries. The 14-hundred person guest list included Britain's Prince Charles and former South African president Nelson Mandela. (------------)