[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

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

[roll cold out of the open]

[ENG#2]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning .Virginia's weekend employees will continue to work.
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[anchor=Joy]

and a gunman goes on shooting spree inside a meat packing plant. [2-shot toss to Hello]

[Plant-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]
[ENG#=3]


Five people are dead following a shooting spree at meat packing plant yesterday in Kansas City, Kansas.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, KS]


Authorities say a disgruntled employee opened fire in the cafeteria of ConAgra Foods and then turned the gun on himself.
Several people were also injured in the 10 minute rampage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:51]
[IN Q=He has been working here for about a month]

((He has been working here for about a month and a half. He was laid off for four or five months. He was very quiet; kept to himself..didn't want people to bother him. He had a slight attitude problem for young man. ))
[SUPER=01-Larry Greene/ConAgra Worker]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=attitude problem for a young man]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Police say they don't know the motive behind the shooting. They are not releasing the gunman's name at the time. The victims range in age from 21 to 60.
(------------)



[Iraq]


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


U-S military officials have uncovered a bomb making facility in southern, Iraq. Inside, soldiers found four vehicles that were to be potential car bombs along with several road side bombs.
51 suspected rebels have been detained. Some of the detainees are believed to be behind a recent roadside bombing that killed two U-S soldiers in the area.
Meanwhile, another U-S marine has died from the injuries he suffered in an attack yesterday in western, Iraq.


[11L'burg-Marines]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC1:03:42]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq US Troops]
[ENG#=1]


The city of Lynchburg made sure the marine reservists headed to Iraq from the Hill City got a proper send-off.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Hundreds of people turned out for a "Salute the Troops" ceremony at the American Legion Post on Greenview Drive.
Troops were honored with a barbecue dinner and a care package of items donated by local citizens.
The marines say, they're ready to ship out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:43:49]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((ROBERT WALLER/MARINE RESERVIST: I DON'T KNOW ANYBODY.. ...SERVE MY COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Waller/Marine Reservist;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=serve my country.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Marines will spend this final weekend with their families before reporting for duty at noon on Monday.
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[11Rest-day]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC1:59:14]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


Virginia employers will NOT have to give workers a Saturday or Sunday -- off -- or pay triple time - this weekend after all.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A Richmond judge temporarily blocked a new law that would give weekend workers a day off.
Some of the state's largest corporations asked for the 90-day injunction.
The judge granted it but expressed reservations about fixing the legislature's mistakes.
A spokesman for the Attorney General says the court order does not eliminate the need for a special session.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17:28]
[IN Q=WHILE THIS IS A TEMPORARY]

((TIM MURTAGH/ATTORNEY GENERAL'S PRESS SECRETARY: WHILE THIS IS A TEMPORARY STAY MORE OR LESS IT IS IN FACT THAT... TEMPORARY AND THE COURT MADE CLEAR HE DOES NOT ENJOY MEDDLING WITH THE SACRED LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND IT IS GOING TO BE UP TO THE LEGISLATURE TO FIX THIS. ))
[SUPER=01-Tim Murtagh/Attorney General's Press Secretary]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=THE LEGISLATURE TO FIX THIS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Attorneys for the business community are arguing that "the day of rest law" is unconstitutional.
(------------)


[11Presbyterians]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC24:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


The Presbyterian Church U-S-A narrowly REJECTED a measure last night that would have ALLOWED the ordination of gay clergy and lay officers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Wednesday]


The church's legislative assembly has been meeting in Richmond.
Earlier this week, a committee refused to overturn the Church's constitutional ban. But it did suggest allowing individual churches to dismiss an interpretation of church law that prohibits gays from being ordained.
Some members openly wept after the vote last tonight. Others say many church's were ready to break-away if the measure passed.
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[Civil-Rights]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]


Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-July 2, 1964]


President Lyndon B. Johnson signed it into law in 1964 -- legally putting an end to jim crow segregation.
The Congressional Black Caucus says while many African Americans have benefited from the landmark law, many are still left behind.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:15]
[IN Q=But how can we become complacent or satisfied]

((HOW CAN WE BECOME COMPLACENT OR SATISFIED WHEN SO MANY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS ARE STILL TOILING IN THE FIELDS OF POVERTY, UNEMPLOYMENT, DISCRIMINATION, AND DESPAIR))
[SUPER=01-Elijah Cummings/(D) Black Caucus Chair]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=and despair]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Civil Rights Act made it illegal to discriminate against anyone in the workplace or at any facility open to the public.
(------------)



[Holiday-Week]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC23:39]
[GRAPHIC=July Fourth]
[ENG#=1]


Independence Day is only a day away.
But many cities and towns in our area decided to get an early start.
Justin McLeod takes us for a tour.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Martinville Speedway Spokesperson; :12]
[SUPER=01-Janet Robertson/Ferrum Resident; :58]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Grantz/"George Washington"; 1:18]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Shatonna Stores/Roanoke Resident; 1:43]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF RIDES BUT COVER WITH WIDE SHOT OF THE SPEEDWAY))
We begin at the Martinsville Speedway where there is plenty of riding going on but not in any race car.
It's all part of the speedway's annual July fourth celebration.
[SOT 9:05:39]
[IN Q=It is something]

((MIKE SMITH/SPEEDWAY SPOKESPERSON: IT IS SOMETHING NOT ONLY DO PEOPLE LOOK FORWARD TO BUT WE LOOK FORWARD TO. WE DO TWO NEXTEL CUP RACES A YEAR BUT THIS OUR FAVORITE EVENT.))
[Runs=favorite event]
[OUT Q=OUR FAVORITE EVENT]


An event that's been going strong for seven years now and attracts more than thirty thousand people.
What makes this celebration so great is that it's free.
The Speedway says with all the economic problems here this is exactly what the area needs.
[SOT 9:05:16]
[IN Q=It's JUST OUR WAY]

((MIKE SMITH: IT'S JUST OUR WAY WITH THE AREA INDUSTRIES, COUNTY, AND THE GOVERNMENT, JUST TO SAY THANKS TO THE FOLKS.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=to the folks]


We soon dropped the racing theme for a natuical one (SHOTS OF BOAT FLOAT)
We made our way to the annual Rocky Mount Rotary Independence Day Festival at Franklin County High School. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF BAND))
There we found plenty of music, junk food, and an abudance of patriotic pride. (SHOTS OF PEOPLE WEARING RED WHITEAND BLUE) [9:18:19]
[IN Q=What does Indpendence]

((JANET ROBERTSON/FERRUM RESIDENT: WHAT DOES INDEPENDENCE DAY MEAN TO YOU? FREEDOM. BEING FREE. BEING ABLE TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO WHAT YOU DON'T WANT TO DO.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=dont want to do]


Of course that was made possible by the Declaration of Independence.
So for a history lesson we went to the July Fourth Festivites at Explore Park.
We found a historian who reminded us it was John Adams who predicted Independence Day would always be celebrated for years to come.
[SOT 9:38:18]
[IN Q=He of course]

((KEVIN GRANTZ/"GEORGE WASHINGTON": HE OF COURSE THOUGHT IT WOULD HAPPEN ON JULY THIRD BECAUSE THAT WAS THE ACTUAL SIGNING DAY, NOT THE DAY IT WAS PUBLISHED.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=it was published]
[SOT 9:47:26]
[IN Q=Since it was]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: SINCE IT WAS A HUMID DAY WE WANTED TO END OUR JOUNREY BY TAKING THE COOLEST RIDE IN TOWN. WE FOUND THAT BY CRUISING WILLIAMSON ROAD IN ROANOKE.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=nat sound of car driving by]


And it is the one night where you can cruise without getting into trouble for doing it.
It's made possible thanks to the Star City Motor Madness and hundreds turned out to watch it.
[SOT 9:51:48]
[IN Q=It brings the people]

((SHATONNA STORES/ROANOKE RESIDENT: IT BRINGS THE PEOPLE TOGETHER, ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE, BEAUTIFUL CARS, IT'S JUST A REALLY GOOD THING TO BRING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=COMMUNITY TOGETHER]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF BLUE GRASS))
In the end, we hit four different events and found four different ways to celebrate America.
Justin McLeod, News 7.))


[11BV-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC1:13:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


You can't tee-off in Buena Vista,
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]

at least not yet. The city's multi-million dollar municipal golf course is still under construction- some heavy rain has caused erosion and washed away grass seed in spots. Also a pro shop and cart shed still have to be constructed. The actual course is expected to be ready for opening at the end of August. But you can get some practice in early, the club's driving range will be opening to the public today.
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[Focus-Health]


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



[eng#=1]
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[start animation]
[runs=04]

[end animation]
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[JOY ONE SHOT]
A local family is hoping to raise money and awareness for cancer by selling special bracelets. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Pagan/Cancer Awareness Bracelet]


Here tell us more about the Cancer Awareness bracelet is Cindy Pagan.
1-What led you to sell cancer bracelets?
2-What about the upcoming golf tournament?
3-What does the bracelet represent -- the colors?
(+++++++++)

[take boards FS]
For more information about the Cancer Awareness Bracelet or the upcoming golf tournament you can contact Cindy at 540-721-9999. The bracelets are 15 dollars.
(-----------------)
[anchor=Joy]



Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
[bump][Decor-More]
((mini-open)) [mini-open]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=Decor and More 13:52]
[GRAPHIC=Decor OTS]
[ENG#=1]


Easy, elegant and interesting artwork is right at your fingertips. We'll show you how
(++++++++++)

[TAKE Decor FS]
in today's Decor and More.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a way]
[SUPER=07-Angela Combs; :00]

[TAKE DECOR WEBADDRESS FS]
[RUNS=2:24]
[OUT Q=stay with us...]

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

[COMM#4]



[Explore-Party]


[ANCHOR=Brent @ BAM]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]



((Brent ad Lib intro))

[super=01-Debbie Pitts/Explore Park Director;]


((Ad lib interview))
[take webaddress fs - e522] ((Brent calls for webaddress))
[toss to break] [hold webaddress board as bumper]





[2Open-Heads]


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

[roll cold out of the open]

[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]




(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ENG#2]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning.......
Ssome area marine reservists receive a warm-hearted sendoff.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=JOY]

And U-S forces in Iraq uncover a bomb-making facility. We'll have more on those stories in just a few minutes. [2-shot toss to Hello]

[2-Plant-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]
[ENG#=3]


Police are investigating what lead a ConAgra employee to go on a shooting rampage inside the meat packing plant.


The gunman killed four of his co-workers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, KS]


Authorities say the disgruntled employee opened fire in the cafeteria of ConAgra Foods and then turned the gun on himself.
Several people were also injured in the 10 minute rampage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:51]
[IN Q=He has been working here for about a month]

((He has been working here for about a month and a half. He was laid off for four or five months. He was very quiet; kept to himself..didn't want people to bother him. He had a slight attitude problem for young man. ))
[SUPER=01-Larry Greene/ConAgra Worker]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=attitude problem for a young man]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Police say they don't know the motive behind the shooting. They are not releasing the gunman's name at the time. The victims range in age from 21 to 60.
(------------)



[2-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=iRAQ]



U-S militiary officials have made a major discovery in southern, Iraq. They have uncovered a bomb making facility.


Inside, soldiers found four vehicles that were to be potential car bombs along with several road side bombs.
51 suspected rebels have been detained. Some of the detainees are believed to be behind a recent roadside bombing that killed two U-S soldiers in the area.
Meanwhile, another a U-S marine has died from the injuries he suffered in an attack yesterday in western, Iraq.


[2-11L'burg-Marines]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC1:03:42]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq US Troops]
[ENG#=1]


110 Marine Reservists from the Lynchburg-area will soon be headed to Iraq, but the city wanted to make sure they got a proper send-off.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Hundreds of people turned out for a "Salute the Troops" ceremony at the American Legion Post on Greenview Drive.
Troops were honored with a barbecue dinner and a care package of items donated by local citizens.
The marines say, they're ready to ship out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:43:49]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((ROBERT WALLER/MARINE RESERVIST: I DON'T KNOW ANYBODY.. ...SERVE MY COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Waller/Marine Reservist;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=serve my country.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Marines will spend this final weekend with their families before reporting for duty at noon on Monday.
(------------)



[2-11Rest-day]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC1:59:14]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


The law would've allowed weekend workers to take either Saturday or Sunday off- or make triple time.
But Virginia's employers got a temporary reprieve yesterday from the legislative mistake... a mistake they say could cost them millions.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A Richmond judge temporarily blocked a new law that would give weekend workers a day off.
Some of the state's largest corporations asked for the 90-day injunction.
The judge granted it but expressed reservations about fixing the legislature's mistakes.
A spokesman for the Attorney General says the court order does not eliminate the need for a special session.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17:28]
[IN Q=WHILE THIS IS A TEMPORARY]

((TIM MURTAGH/ATTORNEY GENERAL PRESS SECRETARY: WHILE THIS IS A TEMPORARY STAY MORE OR LESS IT IS IN FACT THAT... TEMPORARY AND THE COURT MADE CLEAR HE DOES NOT ENJOY MEDDLING WITH THE SACRED LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND IT IS GOING TO BE UP TO THE LEGISLATURE TO FIX THIS. ))
[SUPER=01-Tim Murtagh/Attorney General Press Secretary]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=THE LEGISLATURE TO FIX THIS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Attorneys for the business community are arguing that "the day of rest law" is unconstitutional.
(------------)


[2-11Presbyterians]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC24:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


The Presbyterian Church U-S-A narrowly REJECTED a measure last night that would have ALLOWED the ordination of gay clergy and lay officers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Wednesday]


The church's legislative assembly has been meeting in Richmond.
Earlier this week, a committee refused to overturn the Church's constitutional ban. But it did suggest allowing individual churches to dismiss an interpretation of church law that prohibits gays from being ordained.
Some members openly wept after the vote last tonight. Others say many church's were ready to break away if the measure passed.
(------------)



[2-Civil-Rights]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=noe]
[ENG#=4]


It was 40 years ago yesterday--that legal segregation came to an end in this country..
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-July 2, 1964]


President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- ending jim crow segregation.
The Congressional Black Caucus says while many African Americans have benefited from the landmark law, many are still left behind.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:15]
[IN Q=But how can we become complacent or satisfied]

((HOW CAN WE BECOME COMPLACENT OR SATISFIED WHEN SO MANY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS ARE STILL TOILING IN THE FIELDS OF POVERTY, UNEMPLOYMENT, DISCRIMINATION, AND DESPAIR))
[SUPER=01-Elijah Cummings/(D) Black Caucus Chair]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=and despair]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Civil Rights Act made it illegal to discriminate against anyone in the workplace or at any facility open to the public.
(------------)



[6B'burg-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC1:59:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Five Blacksburg business near the Virginia Tech airport have to find a new home. That's because the federal government is threatening to take away funding if the airport doesn't tear down structures in a section of land around the runway. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa examines a turbulent situation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Kim Lovern moved]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;:00]
[SUPER=01-Kim Lovern/Beauty Salon Owner;:07]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; :36]
[SUPER=01-Michael St. Jean/Airport Director; :51]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=News 7, Blacksburg.]


((QUICK NATS SHAMPOO...
Kim Lovern moved her beauty salon to South main street TWO months ago.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:15:00:00 ]
[IN Q=I was located]

((KIM LOVERN: I WAS LOCATED DOWNTOWN BLACKSBURG ABOVE A BAR AND VISIBILITY WASN'T VERY GOOD. WE WERE LOCATED UP STAIRS AND PARKING WAS VERY LIMITED TO US.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=limited to us.]


She thought this spot was the perfect location, and was even getting used to this.
NAts- plane.... go here....
planes always flying over head. But she never thought those planes would eventually take over her shop. The Virginia Tech-Montgomery Executive Airport has to create a runway protection zone. That includes this area of land along South main street where five business sit.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT: 9:46:00 ]
[IN Q=Apparently the]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA:STANDUP APPARENTLY THE ZONES BEEN IGNORED FOR YEARS BY THE TOWN. WITH BUSINESSES LIKE THESE POPPING UP. BUT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TOLD THE AIRPORT IT WOULD LOSE FEDERAL FUNDING IF IT DIDN'T CLEAR THIS ZONE.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=this clear.]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:25:48:00 ]
[IN Q=This is]

((MICHAEL ST. JEAN: THIS IS A CRITICAL AREA, THIS IS AN AREA WHERE AIRCRAFT ARE TRANSITIONING TO EITHER LAND OR TAKE OFF. AND IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THE FAA LIKES TO KEEP THE AREA CLEAN OF HOMES OR BUSINESSES OR AREAS WHERE PEOPLE CAN CONGREGATE.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=can congregate.]


Officials say they looked at several options, trying to minimize the impact to Blacksburg homes and business. They say this was "painfully" the best solution.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:30:12:00... picks back up at :24 ]
[IN Q=First and foremost]

((MICHAEL ST. JEAN: FIRST AND FOREMOST SAFETY OF THE CITIZENS OUTSIDE THE FENCE AS WELL AS INSIDE THE FENCE IS OUR UTMOST PRIORITY. I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO APOLOGIZE IF.... IF SOMETHING EVER HAPPENED OUT SIDE THE FENCE AND WE DIDN'T TAKE ACTION. )) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=take action.]


The only good news for the business, they probably won't have to move for several years.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:21:17:00 ]
[IN Q=We're just waiting]

((KIM LOVERN: WE'RE JUST WAITING. IT'S A WAITING GAME RIGHT NOW. THAT'S ALL WE CAN DO. )) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=all we can do.]


Wait, and continue to cut hair, wash cars and pump gas. Until the negotiators show up and the plans to relocate finally take flight. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg.))


[toss to weather]

((toss to weather))[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
[eng#=V10]

Coming up in business news - Several business across Southwest Virginia announce new jobs.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


in today's Movie Review, Spiderman crawled into theaters this week to rave reviews. See if our movie reviewer thinks its all a web of lies after the break.
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[Almanac Bump]
[Break #1]



[11Bedford-Business]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC57:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


Two Salem metal fabricating businesses will re-locate to the shell building that used to house the Bedford County courthouse.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Their owner says he wants to expand the businesses and bring them under one roof.
And Central Virginia Community College will locate its newest satellite campus in the same building.
School officials say they're trying to bring educational opportunities to more people across central Virginia.
Classes should start in January.
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[11Patrick-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Patrick County company is expanding.
Hopkins Lumber Company will add 50 new jobs at its lumber and wood products manufacturing facility.
Virginia successfully competed with Kentucky and Tennessee for the project.

[11Hanover-Direct]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=504-02 TC1:13:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


New jobs are also on tap for Roanoke County. Hanover Direct this week announced plans to consolidate its "Company Store" distribution operations in La Crosse, Wisconsin
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

into its facility in Roanoke County. Consolidation is scheduled to take place over the next year. Sources say the shift will create more than 100 new jobs and a capital investment of more than one million dollars. Hanover Direct currently employs about 550 people at its fulfillment center on Hollins Road.
(------------)




[Biz-Review]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=Biz Review ]
[GRAPHIC=Business Review]
[eng#=1]

Montgomery County may lower its controversial merchant's tax, and a potential buyer of Rubatex says nevermind. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :05]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape; :25]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :42]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Levine/United Steelworkers of America Attorney; :52]
[SUPER=19-Donald Graham/Reporting; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Mike Mueller/Rubatex Acquisition, LLC Attorney; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]

(( [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC48:54]


The Montgomery County board of Supervisors held a public hearing on a plan to slash the merchants tax. It's a tax on all inventory at local businesses. Several business owners say it's too high, and move their inventory out of the county to avoid paying up.
A vote could come in July on dropping the August tax assessment and lowering the tax by a dollar-45.
[MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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A judge has denied Rubatex's motion to end a collective bargaining agreement with its unionized workers. The bankrupt company filed the motion to close a one-point-one MILLION dollar tentative deal it made with a prospective buyer.
Rubatex Acquisition L-L-C agreed to purchase two of Rubatex's six facilities,
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under the condition that the union contract was terminated. But a judge ruled Rubatex made little effort to first work out an agreement with its WORKERS, which legally, they're obligated to do.
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((BRUCE LEVINE/UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA ATTY: I HOPE THAT PERHAPS ON REFLECTION, ALL PARTIES WILL AGREE THAT THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO TALK.)) [RUN08]
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But attorneys for the Germany based R-A-L company say they have no interest in negotiating with the union, and now, no interest in buying the company.
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((BRUCE LEVINE/ATTY. FOR UNITED STEELWORKERS: WE'RE DISAPPOINTED THAT WE WE'RE NOT IN A POSITION TO ACQUIRE THESE ASSETS TODAY, WE WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO OPENING A PLANT AND CREATING JOBS IN BEDFORD.)) [RUNS08]
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For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))

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In sports, Jeff Gordon leads the pack today in Daytona. Mike Stevens has more on that plus a look at the State Amateur championship.

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Sunday! Independence Day!

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Anniversary:
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Wow!
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Twins!
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