[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Susan]

[NEWSCAST=Sat 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 Saturday Morning - An accident this morning on 220 leaves two people dead.
[ENG#2]
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[VO-NAT]

And Virginia voters will be choosing more than just their leaders on Tuesday. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[220-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-47 3:14]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]
[ENG#=3]


An accident in Roanoke kills two people and closes a major highway for hours.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


It happened on the southbound side of U.S. 220 just after two this morning near Virginia Western Community College.

Roanoke Police say a Mercury Cougar hit a guardrail and overturned.
One victim, a female, was pinned under the vehicle.
Another female landed on the roadway on northbound 220.
Both were prounced dead at the scene.
Two other vehicles were also involved, but police believe they crashed after the initial accident.
In all, four people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police are still trying to piece together exactly what happened.
Although it looks foggy in these pictures, police say it wasn't that way at the time of the accident.
Police hope to have the 220 open by 8:30 this morning.
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[11Baker]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A Craig County middle school teacher faces charges of taking indecent liberties with a child.
School officials say the allegations against Gregory Todd Baker arose from an incident at the school. Baker was put on paid leave. He is free on 5-thousand dollars bond.

[11Amendments]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC2:02:51]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=4]


Virginia voters are choosing more than just politicians at the polls Tuesday; they will also have to decide whether to amend the state constitution.
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[VO-NAT]


The first proposed amendment deals with apportionment-
It has to do with re-districting and elections- saying when re-districting takes place, an elected official would continue to represent the original district for the full-term.
If there's a special election- the position must be voted on in the original district.
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[SOT 1:45:10]
[IN Q=]

((HARRY WILSON/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR POLITICAL SCIENCE: IT'S BASICALLY TRYING TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM BEING DISENGRANCHISED OF REPRESENTED BY SOMEONE FOR WHOM THEY DID NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE FOR OR AGAINST. DO IT'S NOT A PARTISAN ISSUE OR IDEOLOGY ISSUE. IT'S A DEMOCRACY TYPE OF ISSUE I THINK.))
[SUPER=01-Harry Wilson/Roanoke College Political Science Professor;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=TYPE OF ISSUE I THINK.]
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[VO-NAT]


The second constitutional amendment deals with succession- which spells out a long list of who would take over as Governor in the event of an emergency or enemy attack until the house of delegates can meet to elect a governor.
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[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
If you'd like to read the proposed amendments in full, log onto WDBJ-7 dot com and click on websites in the news.
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[11Voting]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC54:06]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=1]


Analysts expect a higher number of provisional ballots will be cast during the upcoming election.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co.;]

"The Help America Vote Act," which was passed two years ago, requires all states to adopt a provisional ballot. Virginia has offered a similar form since the mid- 70's. University of Richmond Professor, Daniel Palazzolo (Pal-a-zolo), says *that* puts the Commonwealth ahead of the game.

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[SOT 20:17:44]
[IN Q=It did have provisional]

((DANIEL PALAZZOLO: IT DID HAVE PROVISIONAL BALLOTING, IT HAD VERY CLEAR RULES FOR WHAT CONSTITUTED A VOTE SO IF THEY HAD A RECOUNT, FOR EXAMPLE, THEY COULD TAKE THE PUNCH CARDS AND THEY COULD FIGURE OUT THE INTENTION OF THE VOTER THROUGH THAT PROCESS.))
[SUPER=01-Daniel Palazzolo/Univ. of Richmond Political Science Prof.;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=voter through that process]
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[VO-NAT]

Palazzolo predicts we'll see more provisional ballots cast this year because so many Virginians are voting for the first time and may get confused. In Virginia, provisional ballots are cast if a voter's name isn't on the poll book at the precinct where he or she claims to be registered... - If a voter registered after January 2003, is voting in a federal election for the first time, and shows up to vote without identification.
- Or if a court orders the polls to remain open beyond normal hours, provisional ballots will be used and counted separately in case the court order is later overturned.
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[Bonds-Drug]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=N7 Sports]
[ENG#=2]


Barry Bonds is again being accused of using steroids - this time by the company that says it sold it to him.
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=@FILE;]


ESPN-dot-com reports that Victor Conte, whose name been at the heart of the scandal involving pro athletes and steroid use, told investigators that Bonds was a customer who used the banned drug.
Conte says Bonds bought from him as late as September 2003 - the same month that authorities raided the Conte's business.
Despite numerous allegations, Bonds has never been indicted for using steroids and his attorney continues to deny all stories charging the slugger with using any banned substance.
With 703 career home runs, Barry Bonds is third on the MLB's all-time list behind Babe Ruth and Henry Aaron.
Earlier this week the Sporting News named Bonds the 2004 Player of the Year.
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[1-Scores]


[ANCHOR=susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Red Sox]


Today is a day Boston fans have waited for -for 86 years. They get to hole a parade for the World Champion Red Sox.
The "rolling rally" begins near Fenway Park at ten this morning and continue INTO the Charles River. The players will be riding amphibious "duck boats" that travel on land and water.
City and state officials decided to extend the length of the parade because they are expecting five MILLION fans.


[STRAIGHT TO MOTION] [FFE-Scores]
[SUPER=65-Massanutten/14/North Cross/16/Roanoke Catholic/7/Hargrave/42/George Wythe/19/Lebanon/27;]
[SUPER=65-William Byrd/34/Northside/21/George Washington/21/Franklin Co./20/Patrick Co./14/Tunstall/35;]
[SUPER=65-Northwood/6/Chilhowie/13/James Monroe/0/Bluefield/34/Salem /28/Cave Spring/21;]
[SUPER=65-Alleghany/8/Lord Botetourt/15/Heritage/0/Liberty/13/Jefferson Forest/20/Rustburg/19;]
[SUPER=65-Hidden Valley/0/Blacksburg/19/Grundy/35/Tazewell/14/Pocahontas/6/Narrows/56;]
[SUPER=65-Grayson Co./41/Fort Chiswell/36/Riverheads/14/Buffalo Gap/21/Auburn/0/Giles/35;]
[SUPER=65-Floyd Co./41/E. Montgomery/13/Chatham/28/Nelson Co./21/Radford/7/Glenvar/35;]
[SUPER=65-R.E. Lee/7/Harrisonburg/16/Waynesboro/6/Rockbridge Co./12/Bath Co./24/Covington/15;]
[SUPER=65-Pulaski Co./49/Christiansburg/20/Bassett/21/Martinsville/14/Parry McCluer/35/Craig Co./21;]
[SUPER=65-Culpeper Co./0/E.C. Glass/35/Amelia Co./23/Altavista/24/Brookville/38/Staunton River/8;]
[SUPER=65-Richlands/26/Carroll Co./3/Prince Edward/19/Gretna/62/Patrick Henry/33/Halifax Co./8;]
[SUPER=65-Buckingham Co./42/Appomattox/20/Marion/12/Virginia/33/Magna Vista/42/Dan River/13;]
[SUPER=65-Holston/14/Rural Retreat/21/Bland Co./8/Galax/27/Cloundland, TN/18/J.J. Kelly/8;]
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[Tease1]


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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
[ENG#=Aprisa]


Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning - more flu vaccines are on tap for Virginia
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]


new help in the fight against breast cancer. The FDA approves a new drug and we'll tell you about it in today's Focus on Health.
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[Almanac Bump]
[Break #1]



[Cancer-Drug]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Focus on Health]
[ENG#=1]

A new breast cancer drug for postmenopausal women has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]

"Femara" was given priority review by the FDA following a landmark study that showed the treatment resulted in significant reductions in cancer recurrence - increasing the chances women remain cancer-free. The study, which included more than 51-hundred postmenopausal women, showed Femara reduced the risk of cancer coming back in the breast, chest wall, lymph nodes or cancer sites by 42 percent and significantly increased a woman's chance of staying cancer-free.
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[11Flu-Shots]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-44 TC20:21]
[GRAPHIC=Flu Shots]
[ENG#=2]


Virginia's Department of Health is getting more Flu vaccine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Starting next week, some 77-thousand doses will be shipped to the state's 35 local health districts.
The vaccine is still being targeted toward those at high-risk of flu-related complications including the elderly, young children and those with chronic medical conditions.
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[Eye-Surgery]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Focus on Heatlht]
[ENG#=3]


The "eyes" have it.
Cosmetic eye-lifts are gaining in popularity nationwide.
Elizabeth Cohen has more on the eye-opening procedure
(+++++++++++)

[TAKE FOCUS ON HEALTH FS]
in today's Focus on Health.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=45 year old]
[SUPER=01-Laura Coco/Patient; :10]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Z. Paul Lorenc/Plastic Surgeon; :29]
[SUPER=01-Lynne Luciano/Social Historian; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Cohen/Reporting; 1:46]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=Elizabeth Cohen, Atlanta]

((45-years-old Laura Coco wasn't quite ready for a face lift....BUT SHE WAS ready...for an eye lift.

SOT, LAURA


I FELT LIKE IT WAS TIME, I WAS GETTING TO A POINT WHERE I WAS LOOKING IN THE MIRROR, AND I'M LIKE, I LOOK TIRED, EVEN THOUGH I WASN'T.
Tightening up sagging skin above and below the eyes IS now one of the most popular cosmetic surgerIES.
EYE LIFTS are being marketed as a pick-me-up for body and soul that's less invasive than doing the whole face.

SOT, DR.


I THINK THE EYES ARE THE WINDOW OF THE SOUL AND IT'S TRUE....WHEN YOU MEET SOMEONE, WHEN YOU SHAKE THEIR HAND, YOU LOOK AT THEIR EYES.
in addition to THE EYE LIFT, Laura's plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Lorenc, did laser resurfacing under her eyes to help get rid of wrinkles.
The procedures took an hour and a half in Dr. Lorenc's office.
Laura spent ANOTHER hour in the office recovering, and then went home.
She visited the doctor 4 days later.
NAT, DR'S OFFICE
YOU'RE STILL A LITTLE SWOLLEN, WHICH IS NORMAL ON DAY FOUR.
The pink under her eyes is from the laser....Dr. Lorenc removed the stitches, and predicted a full recovery in six weeks.
While Laura's had a smooth recovery, there are risks.

SOT, LORENC


THE RISK OF INFECTION, EVEN THOUGH IT'S VERY UNUSUAL, CAN HAPPEN. THE RISK OF WHAT WE CALL A HEMOTOMA, WHICH IS BLEEDING UNDERNEATH THE SKIN, AGAIN IT'S VERY VERY RARE, BUT POSSIBLE.
And some wonder why people in their 40's -- or even younger -- are having plastic surgery.

SOT, LUCIANO


IF WE'RE TARGETING PEOPLE TO START WORRYING IN THEIR TWENTIES ABOUT THEIR FACES AND THEIR FROWN LINES, WHERE IS THIS GOING TO GO IN TEN OR 20 YEARS? WHERE DOES IT STOP?
Laura doesn't know when her plastic surgery will stop...and SAYS SHE'S CONSIDERING other procedures FOR the future.

SOT, LAURA,


I'M NOT LOOKING TO CHANGE MYSELF - JUST TAKE A FEW YEARS OFF.
And she hopes that a BIT OF SCALPEL WORK AROUND her eyes...was a step in that direction. ))
[susan toss to bump]


[Decor-More]
[MINI-OPEN] ((Mini-Open))


[ANCHOR=Susan - 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=Decor]
[GRAPHIC=Decor FS Wx Mon]



[ENG#=1]


Don't throw away your old shutters - or pass by them at a yard sale.
[ANCHOR=BRENT 2-SHOT]


They can give your room dramatic lighting effects. See what we mean
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[TAKE Decor FS] in today's Decor and More.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Brent this is]
[SUPER=07-Angela Combs; :00]

[TAKE DECOR WEBADDRESS FS - 2:04]
[RUNS=2:11]
[OUT Q=Stay with us]


[TAPE TOSSES TO BUMP]

[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=morning sports]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


In sports, It was a battle of the Eagles as G-W Danville headed to Franklin County, Salem rallys past Cave Spring and Gretna flys past Prince Edward. Mike Stevens has those game highlights, plus a look at this week's Super Seven and Pollbuster.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A very pleasant]
[RUNS=4:31]
[OUT Q=later this morning]


[FFE SCORES NEXT]


[Halloween]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-32 1:49:06]
[GRAPHIC=Halloween]
[ENG#=2]


You'll want to be sure and watch out for possible fog tonight if your community is celebrating Halloween a day early.
If you aren't sure when your area will observe the holiday, here's a list as reported to News 7. [ALAN SUPPLIES MUSIC!!!]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=MUSIC]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=MUSIC]


[STRAIGHT TO BREAK]

[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.......Two people are dead following an early morning accident



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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#2]

And four students are under arrest after a multiple murder plot is uncovered in Utah. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Osama-Military]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Osama Bin Laden]
[ENG#=4]

The US military in Afghanistan is dismissing a new videotape featuring Osama bin Laden as "propaganda."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kabul, Afghanistan]

Part of the 18-minute tape, which includes references to U.S. deaths in Iraq, was aired by al-Jazeera television on Friday. At a news conference in Kabul- a U.S. spokesman told reporters there are no leads on bin Laden's whereabouts, but the U.S. is getting closer and closer to finding him.
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[SOT@:21]
[IN Q=First we see...]

((SORRY NO CLOSED CAPTIONING AVAILABLE))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Scott Nelson/U.S. Military Spokesman]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=... or capture or kill.]
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[VO-NAT]

Nelson says the military believes bin Laden could be somewhere near the Afghan-Pakistani border.
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[School-Plot]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat A<]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=ner]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


Four high school students have been arrested for plotting to kill students, parents and teachers.
Police uncovered the apparent plot this week.
The four had access to weapons and are believed to have had plans to build a bomb. Fields Moseley has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Vernal, UT; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Robert Roth/Uintah Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :25]
[SUPER=01-Fields Moseley/Reporting; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:21]

[NOT STANDARD OUT!!!!!!!]
[OUT Q=when we go back to school]

((Sorry, Closed Captioning not available))

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[ANCHOR=Susan]
[ss=none]

That was Fields Moseley Reporting.


[11Plane-landing]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-39 TC38:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Engine problems forced a flight enroute from Dallas to D-C to land in Roanoke yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The left engine on the Boeing M-D-80 started vibrating at 33-thousand feet. American Airlines says the pilot decided to shut down the engine and declare an emergency.
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[SOT 10:39:10]
[IN Q=Of course, you never]

((OF COURSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU'RE UP THAT HIGH AND YOU'RE HAVING PROBLEMS, AND OF COURSE SMOKE WAS COMING INTO THE CABIN.))
[SUPER=01-Rusty Burress/American Airlines Passenger]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=into the cabin]
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[VO-NAT]

A spokesman for the airline was unable to explain the source of the smoke. The 126 passengers were delayed in Roanoke a couple of hours before American was able to get another plane here to continue the flight.
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[5-Pulaski-Transit]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]

More people are getting on the bus in the town of Pulaski.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

Rider ship has tripled since a new transportation system started running about a month ago. Nearly 30 to 40 people ride buses around the town each day. The project was paid for by a state grant and officials believe rider ship will eventually increase to 100 people a day.
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[SOT: 24:04:00 ]
[IN Q=They to places]
[SUPER=01-Gary Heinline/Pulaski Area Transit;]

((Helen Dalton: THEY GO PLACES NOW THAT I USED TO HAVE TO FIND SOMEONE TO TAKE ME. SO IT'S WONDERFUL. ))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=it's wonderful.]
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[VO-NAT]

There are currently two buses running an hour long route all day in the town. You can also call ahead for curb to curb service. Officials want to eventually expand the routes into Dublin and Pulaski County.
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[11Appalachian-Power]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Appalachian Power]


Your power bill may soon be a little higher.
American Electric Power's base rates have been capped since 1999, but customers in Virginia could still see an increase in their bills.
Friday the company's Appalachian Power Division asked the state corporation commission to increase the fuel factor component of its customers bills.
That portion of the bill helps recover fluctuating fuel costs associated with the generation of electricity.
If the 2-point-1 percent increase is approved, customers would see an increase of a dollar-twenty per thousand kilowatt hours.

[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]
[ENG#=Aprisa]


Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning - And the band played on. One area high school finally adds a marching band to its Friday Football lineup.

[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]


Ray Charles revolutionized the music industry while battling his own personal demons. See if Jamie Foxx's portrayal can win the battle at the box office in today's Movie Review

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[LOTTO] [Break]

[Movie-Review]


[ANCHOR=BRENT @ BAM]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=Movie Review #3; TC ]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[ENG#=2]



[2-SHOT Brent and Joel]
[SUPER=07-Joel Sink;]



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[vo-nat]
[TAKE MOVIE CLIP FS]

[SUPER=04-"Ray"; Hot change to]
[SUPER=04-Universal Pictures;]
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(("Ray" (Universal Pictures) Review by: Joel Sink Ray Charles passed away earlier this year at 73 years old. Or did he? Fifteen minutes into "Ray" I forgot that it was Jamie Foxx on the screen and I only saw Ray Charles. That's how good Foxx is in this film! I think I smell an Oscar nomination!
"Ray" chronicles the life of R & B legend Ray Charles. From his childhood in northern Florida when he lost his sight to drug addiction during the peak of his career, it's all here. Much of the film is really a ghost story. Ray is haunted most of his life by two things, guilt and a promise. The powerful guilt over not being able to prevent the death of his younger brother is a huge burden that almost kills him. The promise Ray makes to his strong willed mother that he would never allow anyone turn him into a "cripple" and to stand on his own two feet saves him. If you already know a lot about Ray Charles' life you will know what to expect here. If you don't know much about him, go along for a very enjoyable ride and learn about one of the greatest music legends of all time.
I've already told you how good Jamie Foxx is, but he is really amazing. I liked him a lot in this summer's "Collateral", but he leaves that performance in the dust with his portrayal of Ray Charles. Sharon Warren plays Ray's mother, Aretha Robinson with an intensity that I haven't seen before. She is captivating in every scene. Regina King's fiery performance as vocalist (and sometimes mistress) Margie Hendricks was also great. There were many more good performances, Kerry Washington as Ray's wife Bea, Clifton Powell as Jeff Brown were both stand outs.
"Ray" is the type of film that Hollywood should make more of. It's a compelling story that moves to the screen with grace and class. Good script, excellent acting and beautiful art direction make this film absolutely perfect. This film deserves industry recognition for all of these things. I'll be surprised if we don't see this film nominated at the Oscars and the Golden Globes next year.
Rated: PG-13 Joel's take: A perfect 10 out of 10 ))

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[SUPER=07-Rating: PG-13;]
[SUPER=07-Joel's Take: 10 out of 10]



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[ANCHOR=Susan]

[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS] You can check out all of our movie reviews by checking out our website and click News 7 Saturday and Sunday morning.
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[11Craig-Band]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-41 TC27:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Fans, cheerleaders and a marching band usually help round out a high school football game.
But an area high school has been missing one of those components for years.
Justin McLeod has the up-BEAT story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Caroline McCool/Virginia Tech Junior; :25]
[SUPER=01-Tracy Poff/Craig Co. H. S. Principal; :37]
[SUPER=@justin1; :50]
[SUPER=01-Nate Lambeth/Virginia Tech Senior; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Janet Reynolds/Craig Co. H. S. Freshmen; 1:24 (QUICK)]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Craig County]

((((NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING))
This is something you don't hear at many Craig County home football games, a marching band.
[SOT 17:11:48]
[IN Q=It's a whole new]

((TRACY POFF/PRINCIPAL: IT'S A WHOLE NEW ENVIRONMENT. THIS HOW HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SHOULD BE.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=SHOULD BE]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF BAND DOING A CHEER))
The tunes are made possible thanks to Virginia Tech's Marching Virginians.
About forty members agreed to play here at Craig County High School, free of charge.
[SOT 17:03:28]
[IN Q=We're just trying]

((CAROLINE McCOOL/VIRGINIA TECH JUNIOR: WE'RE TRYING TO JUST TO KEEP THE CROWD PUMPED AND PLAY SOME UPBEAT STUFF AND JUST KEEP IT GOING.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=keep it going]


Keeping it going hasn't been easy here in Craig County.
It's been more than a decade since the high school had a marching band.
[SOT 17:12:04]
[IN Q=We gotta play]

((TRACY POFF/PRINCIPAL: WE GOTTA PLAY PIPE MUSIC IN FROM THE PRESS BOX ON A CD OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, IT'S JUST NOT THE SAME.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=IT'S JUST NOT THE SAME]


Here's the problem.
Craig County had very little money to sustain a music program and had trouble keeping band directors.
[SOT 17:10:32]
[IN Q=There's also very]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THERE'S ALSO VERY LITTLE INTEREST IN A MUSIC PROGRAM. HERE AT CRAIG COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, THERE ARE ROUGHLY A LITTLE OVER 200 STUDENTS BUT ADMINISTRATORS HOPE BY HAVING THE BAND HERE INTEREST WILL PICK UP.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=WILL PICK UP]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF DRUMMER))
Drumming up support is partly why the Marching Virginians agreed to come here.
[SOT 17:00:48]
[IN Q=I know it's hard]

((NATE LAMBETH/VIRGINIA TECH SENIOR: I KNOW IT'S HARD FOR A LOT OF THESE SMALL SCHOOLS BUT HAVING A BAND OR MUSIC PROGRAM IN GENERAL IT'S AN EXCELLENT WAY TO PRODUCE GOOD STUDENTS.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=good students]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF THE BAND))
The principal admits a music program will be costly but if the students and the community want one, it may become a reality.
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((JANET REYNOLDS/CRAIG CO. H.S. FRESHMEN: I THINK IT WOULD BE REALLY COOL TO HAVE A BAND HERE STUFF AND HELP CHEER ON THE TEAM AND STUFF.)) [Runs04]
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Until that day comes, fans can enjoy one of the best marching bands in the area without having to travel to Lane Stadium.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Craig County.))