08:00-01

Clinton-Intern

ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=Sat AM
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bill clinton


The U-S District Judge in the Paula Jones harassment case announced all evidence collection pertaining to Monica Lewinsky will be stopped.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Whitewater Prosecutor Kenneth Starr says it's necessary to put the evidence gathering on hold in the Jones case because lawyers in that case were interfering in the criminal investigation.
Lewinsky's lawyer, William Ginsburg met with Starr on Thursday to negotiate an immunity deal.
Those talks apparently failed.
Shortly after the talks Lewinsky and Ginsburg were seen leaving the Watergate Hotel.
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E-Fatal-Ax
NEWSCAST=sat am
ANCHOR=Denise
WRITER=jda
TAPE#=98-9
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A single car accident in Campbell County killed one person yesterday afternoon and seriously injured a second.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


The car was heading north on Route 501 between Brookneal and Gladys. Witnesses estimate the car was travelling about 100 miles an hour when it crashed into a tree.
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SOT
IN Q=A witness to the actual accident

((TROOPER BRIAN CHILDRESS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: A WITNESS TO THE ACTUAL ACCIDENT SAID HE WAS IN THE PROCESS OF PASSING THREE VEHICLES THAT WERE ALSO HEADED NORTHBOUND. HE MET A VEHICLE TRAVELLING SOUTHBOUND, HAD TO CUT BACK INTO HIS TRAFFIC LANE QUICKLY. IN THE PROCESS OF DOING SO, THAT'S WHEN HE LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.))
SUPER=01-Brian Childress/Virginia State Police;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=that's when he lost control of the vehicle.
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VO-NAT


The driver died at the scene. State Police identify him as 19-year old Jamie Lee Pillow, of Brookneal.
A woman who was riding in the car was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but there's no word tonight on her condition.
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C'burg-Fatal


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=hold


A three car accident in Christiansburg left one woman dead.
It happened around six yesterday evening on Roanoke Street.
Rescue workers took 66 year old Lila B. Lester to Montgomery Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver, Cletus Lester Junior is in stable condition.
There's no word on other injuries and police are still investigating.

Sports


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=Sat AM
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# Morning Sports
GRAPHIC=


In Sports, we have highlights of last night's high school basketball action and off the ice news from the Roanoke Express.
Roy Stanley is here with the details.
Good Morning Roy.
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SOT
IN Q=Good Morning Denise and Andrew
RUNS=1:51
OUT Q=Stay with us


Snow-Removal
NEWSCAST=sat am
ANCHOR=Denise
WRITER=dse
TAPE#=
GRAPHIC=

****Anchor TAG****
This past week showed us that it's never easy to clear snow and ice from area roadways.
But in Fairfax County, V-Dot is going high-tech, using satellites and computers to keep track of trucks.
Teri Okita has more.
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SOT
IN Q=V-Dot has always
SUPER=03-Fairfax Co.; :00
SUPER=08-Rene Hamilton/VDOT; :36
SUPER=01-Tom Barnes/VDOT; 1:07
RUNS=1:26
OUT Q=and repairing potholes.


That was Teri Okita of affiliate W-U-S-A.
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Abortion-Bombing


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=Sat AM
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bombing


Investigators are looking for a North Carolina man believed to be a witness to Thursday's fatal bombing of an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL/Thursday;


The warrant issued Friday is for 31-year-old Eric Robert Rudolph and his gray Nissan pick up truck.
Officials stress they are NOT close to making an arrest in the case.
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SOT 5:52:31
IN Q=THERE WERE WITNESSES

(( ))
SUPER=01-Doug Jones/U.S. District Attorney;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=EXPLOSION SITE
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VO-NAT


An off-duty police officer was killed and an employee was critically injured.
The clinic might reopen as early as next week.
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E-First-Union


ANCHOR=Denise sat am
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#98-2
GRAPHIC=bomb threat


The First Union Operations Center was evacuated yesterday following a bomb threat.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


About 4:30 Friday afternoon someone called and said there was a bomb in the building on Plantation Road.
The center was evacuated as state and Roanoke County police searched it with a bomb sniffing dog.
Nothing was found.
After a few hours, workers were allowed back in the building.
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E-Teen-Weekend


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=sat am
WRITER=sta
TAPE#98-5
GRAPHIC=NONE


About 100 youngsters packed the Parkway Wesleyan Church last night to renew their Christian faith.
And, leaders of the event say in light of recent events in the news it's definitely needed.
Stacey Martin has more.
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SOT
IN Q=Let's talk about
SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Priaino/Pastor; :13
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :25 (QUICK)
SUPER=07-Justin Tuesberg; 1:04
SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:14
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=SM, News7, Roanoke.

(( Let's talk about sex, why not? The alleged affair between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky is pushing sex front and center among Americans--including those who may be too young to handle it.
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SOT 18.21.55 - 18.22.07 tape #1
IN Q=This day and

((FRANK PRIAINO/PASTOR: THIS DAY AND AGE, HAVING BEEN A PASTOR FOR 13 YEARS, I SENSE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LIKE, IT'S THAT SAYING AGAIN, "WELL, IF THEY CAN DO IT, WHY CAN'T I?" AND THAT'S THE IMAGE THAT'S GIVEN.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=image that given.


Leaders at the Christian event say the scandal is a recent example of the loose morality they are combating.
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SOT 18.22.44 - 18.23.00 tape #1
IN Q=Our goal is

((FRANK PRIAINO/PASTOR: OUR GOAL IS SIMPLY TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE TO SEE WE CAN MAKE RIGHT CHOICES NO MATTER HOW MANY WRONG CHOICES ARE MADE IN OUR SOCIETY, GOD STILL EXPECTS US EVERYONE OF US TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=the right choice.


On this night teens are hanging out at a church enjoying the tunes
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SOT 19.47.40 - 19.47.45
IN Q=
((NAT/SOT))
RUNS=:05
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and taking a swing at a challenge about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and peer pressure.
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SOT 20.00.56 - 20.01.06
IN Q=You want to

((JUSTIN TUESBERG: YOU WANT TO FIT IN BUT YOU WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING TOO, SO IT'S LIKE YOU'RE REALLY TORN BETWEEN WHAT YOU KNOW IS RIGHT AND WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. SO, IT'S REALLY TOUGH.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=it's really tough.
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SOT 20.16.10 - 20.16.25
IN Q=While this night

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:WHILE THIS NIGHT IS ABOUT TEENS TAKING RESPONSIBILITY, COUNSELORS HERE POINTED OUT IT'S A CHALLENGE THAT'S SHARED BY PARENTS, HELPING THEIR CHILDREN TO MAKE SENSE OF MIXED MESSAGES IN ORDER TO MAKE WISER DECISIONS. SM, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
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OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke.



1-Scores


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=Sat AM
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Alleghany and Bath County take home victories on the hardwood last night.
And The Roanoke Express eeks out a victory against Louisville.
For those scores and more here's a look at the scoreboard.
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Spring/56///;
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SUPER=0097-j/James River/78//Highland/50///j/Glenvar/58//Radford/34///;
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SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0097-/Martinsville/44/j/Bassett/49///j/Heritage/60//Rustburg/47///;
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RUNS=1:05
OUT Q=.......last score."
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Sports-Plays


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=Sat AM
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#Sports plays
GRAPHIC=none


From the action in the late night sports world we have a little bit of everything.
And we travel to three different countries to give it to you.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vancouver, BC/Fox Sports;


Our first stop is British Columbia where we find Brian Noonan picking up the loose puck for Vancouver's second score of the night.
This Dave Andreychuk goal was the
SUPER=31-Vancouver/3/New Jersey/1/;

only one for the Devils.
And The Canucks win 3-to-1.
Next we fly off to Melbourne, for the Women's Australian Open finals.
Martina Hingis and Conchita Martinez SUPER=03-Melbourne, Australia;

with the long volley, Martinez wins the point with a tight shot down the line.
But Hingis answers with this ace.
And becomes the 1998 open champion beating Martinez 6-3, 6-3.
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT/NBA-KXTX;


Back state-side now for the Jazz and the Mavericks.
Dennis Scott drills the three pointer for Dallas.
Utah and John Stockton on the break, Karl Malone takes the feed in for the score, draws the foul.
SUPER=32-Utah/104/Dallas/94/;


He had 29 and the Jazz dance to a 104-94 win over Dallas.
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Bowman-Diner


ANCHOR=2-shot
NEWSCAST=Sat am.
WRITER=afr
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=
(Toss to Andrew for Weekend Diner)
ANCHOR=Andrew 2-shot


Today the weekend diner turns its back on the news 7 employees, and ventures out into the world of real life, non TV people.
ANCHOR=Andrew Full


Brenda Bowman wrote us a letter-- and now she gets the chance to share her recipe with the world.
It's that easy.
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SOT 9:07
IN Q=weekend diner music
RUNS=2:32
OUT Q=wonderful apron...WOMAN GIGGLES...

((The Weekend Diner this morning takes us to Brenda Bowman's house in Roanoke County/Salem Brenda, How does it feel to be the first ever NON news 7 employee on the weekend diner? IT FEELS GREAT-- IT FEELS LIKE A GREAT PRIVILEGE, I WATCH WDBJ ALL THE TIME, MY HOMETOWN STATION. Sounds great, our news director and our general manager will be very glad to hear that...now we're going to make Hummingbird cake-- it's very simple to make, and we're going to start out with the dry ingredients. OK, I'M GOING TO DUMP IN 3 CUPS OF FLOUR, And the next thing is two cups of sugar. THERE'S TWO CUPS OF SUGAR. you told me you were going to measure this perfectly. YEAH. There we go, there's one tablespoon exactly of baking soda. Now, a little bit of cinnamon. Do we have salt here, or are we going to wing it? We'll wing it with the salt. MIX IT UP AT A LOW SPEED, THE DRY INGREDIENTS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TO BLEND TOGETHER. TO MAKE YOUR CAKE REAL NICE AND FLUFFY, SO THERE ARE NO CLUMPS IN IT. We've already added the dry ingredients, now we are going to add the fruit and the nuts. Now you're just a country cook, so you don't cut them up, NO... ALL I DO IS PUT THEM IN THERE, NORMALLY YOU WOULD CHOP EM TO PRE MEASURE THEM, BUT THREE TO FOUR MEDIUM SIZE BANANAS WILL DO. All right, we are going to put the pecans in and well ,a nd the next time you see this-- Oh my goodness, we lost a banana. All right, now we're filling up the nine by thirteen pan here. How long do we need to let this cook? YOU NEED TO COOK IT FOR ONE HOUR AT 350 DEGREES. All right, we're now frosting it with a wonderful tasting cream cheese frosting, But we're not done until we top it with....PECANS. Thanks very much for letting us come to your kitchen for weekend diner, and of course thank you very much for the wonderful looking apron. HAHAHAHAHA....))
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ANCHOR=Andrew

Dissolve to Chyron 7153
If you'd like a copy of today's recipe, drop us a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
You can see the address there on the screen.
And, don't forget if you'd like to be on the weekend diner, just like Brenda Bowman of Roanoke County, send us a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
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HEADLINES
ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot

Music Under
Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Denise


Iraqi officials are accusing the United Nations of conspiring with the U-S and Israel in a plot against Iraq.
And Secretary of State Madeline Albright says the U-S has "significant force" ready if necessary.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Denise


Two people are dead from car accidents yesterday.
Police say 19-year-old Jamie Lee Pillow was killed when his car crashed into a tree in Campbell County. Witnesses say the vehicle was going about 100 miles an hour.
And Christiansburg police are investigating an accident on Roanoke Street that killed 66-year-old Lila B. Lester.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Denise


Federal officials are searching for a possible witness in Thursday's abortion clinic bombing.
31-year-old Eric Robert Rudolph's grey pickup truck with North Carolina plates was spotted near the clinic after the blast.
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ANCHOR=Denise 2 SHOT


And that's what's making news on this Saturday January 31.
We'll be back in just a minute.



Iraq


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=Sat AM
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


U-S Secretary of State, Madeline Albright says if force is eventually used against Iraq it will be "significant force."
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London, England;


At a news conference in London, Albright told reporters she's skeptical that diplomacy can defuse the crisis with Baghdad.
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


Meanwhile IN Baghdad, more United Nations personnel have moved from their houses to hotels.
Baghdad's refusal to allow U-N Inspectors into the presidential sites has sparked US warnings of military action to force Iraq to comply with UN Security Council demands for full and unconditional access.
Iraq is criticizing the Chief U-N arms inspector of siding with the U-S and Israel in a plot against Iraq.
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6-Assisted-Death


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=sat am
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=None


Virginia lawmakers are just a few votes away from banning assisted suicide.
Now a Virginia man who took his wife to Doctor Jack Kevorkian to die is speaking out.
Ellen Qualls has his story.
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SOT
IN Q=In June
SUPER=07-Ralph Jones; :O8
SUPER=03-Chester; :24
SUPER=@Earley; :31
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:10
RUNS=2:20
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( In June of 1996, Ralph Jones took his wife Lona to end her life.
SOT 10:32:47

((HERE WE ARE GOING OFF TO MICHIGAN NOW. AND THE NAGGING THOUGHT ON ME WAS ALWAYS THAT WE'RE GOING AWAY FROM HERE, GOING AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE THAT WE KNOW AND THE THINGS THAT WE'RE COMFORTABLE WITH, SOMEWHERE ELSE TO DIE.))
RUNS=:13



SOT 10:32:18

((I WAS VERY RESENTFUL OF HAVING TO SNEAK OUT OF HERE LIKE THAT.))
RUNS=:04


Secrecy is mandatory when you seek the help of Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
This is the attitude that's about to become law in Virginia.
sot 11:58:42

((MARK EARLEY/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE JACK KEVORKIANS ADMINISTERING TO OUR PEOPLE WHO ARE TERMINALLY ILL. WE HAVE GREAT DOCTORS IN VIRGINIA. WE HAVE GREAT HOSPICES. WE HAVE GREAT HEALTH CARE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE IN TERMINAL ILLNESSES. WE DON'T NEED TO SUBJECT THEM TO THE LIKES OF DR. KEVORKIAN.))
runs=:19


But for Lona Jones, Kevorkian was the sane option.
sot 10:25:04

((WHEN IN FACT DR. KEVORKIAN HAD RECEIVED ENOUGH DOCUMENTATION THAT HE FELT LIKE HE COULD TELL HER THAT HE WOULD ASSIST HER, IT WAS LIKE THIS GREAT VEIL OF WEIGHT WAS LIFTED OFF OF HER. HER WHOLE DEMEANOR CHANGED BECAUSE SHE FELT LIKE SHE HAD AN OPTION WITHOUT GOING TO THE VERY DEPTHS OF THAT DISEASE.))
runs=:19


That disease was an aggressive brain tumor, that withstood surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation only to regrow.
As a neuro-orthopedic nurse, with training in hospice care, Lona Jones understood her fate.
sot 10:15:05

((SHE WAS HAVING A SEIZURE ALMOST EVERY OTHER DAY. SHE HAD DECIDED IT WAS INTOLERABLE. AND THEY HAD AGREED WHEN HER LIFE BECAME INTOLERABLE THAT SHE WOULD SEEK HIM FOR SOME SORT OF FINAL CONCLUSION.))
runs=:12


A year and a half later Ralph Jones has NO regrets.
sot 10:27:56

((REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU SAY IT IT'S SUICIDE AND I UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT IN THESE CASES TO ME IT REALLY ISN'T. THEY'RE ALREADY DYING. AND SO THEY'RE IN THE DYING PROCESS, AND SO THERE'S THIS SEVERE DETERIORATION THAT'S TAKING PLACE. AND SO ALL THEY'RE DOING REALLY IS SPEEDING THE DYING PROCESS. AND SO YOU CAN TAKE THE THEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT AND SAY THERE'S AN AWFUL LOT TO BE LEARNED FROM SUFFERING. SURE THERE IS. BUT SOME OF WHAT I LEARNED IN THE SUFFERING THAT WENT ON IS NOT SOMETHING I REALLY CARED TO LEARN. IT CERTAINLY DID NOT HELP ME IN ANY WAY. NOR DID IT HELP HER.))
runs=:33


Virginia's General Assembly has voted once to ban assisted suicide.
The bill must pass again this year to become law.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

Museums


ANCHOR=dal
NEWSCAST=Sat.AM
WRITER=kzu
TAPE#-Eye#1
GRAPHIC=EyeOnVa.


Directors of cultural organizations in our community are used to the nail-biting ups and downs that come with asking for state funds.
But this year has just left them bewildered.
In this week's Eye on Virginia Kelly Zuber looks at how the change of tune in Richmond is playing at a museum near you.
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SOT
IN Q=(animation/music)
SUPER=01-Ken Schutz/Science Museum of Western Va.;:22 (quick)
SUPER=20-Kelly Zuber;1:30 (quick)
SUPER=01-Mark Scala/Art Museum of Western Va.;1:36
SUPER=01-Kay Houck/Va. Museum of Transportation;2:11
RUNS=2:55
OUT Q=Kelly Zuber, News 7.


((In December, outgoing Governor George Allen traveled statewide bringing news of more money for museums.
By January, Governor Jim Gilmore amended the budget, taking back millions of the anticipated museum dollars to offset his car tax campaign promise.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:00:01:29
IN Q=I heard about it on your newscast

((KEN SCHUTZ/SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA:I HEARD ABOUT IT ON YOUR NEWSCAST. ONE NIGHT YOU TURN ON THE TELEVISION AND IT'S GONE. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=it's gone.


Ken Schutz of the Science Museum of Western Virginia believes the community will suffer because of missed opportunities.
His museum has been operating at the same level of state funding for the past decade, yet expenses are climbing.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We have sort of options

((KEN SCHUTZ: WE HAVE SORT OF OPTIONS, FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD, ON REALLY GREAT TRAVELING EXHIBITS. THESE THINGS ARE EXPENSIVE. WHEN WE WANT TO BRING DINOSAURS, AND WE DO BRING DINOSAURS TO THE MUSEUM, THE RENTAL COST IS 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH. SO FOR A STANDARD VENUE YOU'RE LOOKING AT A 100-THOUSAND DOLLAR EXPENSE.))
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=100-thousand dollar expense.


And Schutz says this year's ongoing money battle will make it difficult to earn recognition from the American Association of Museums.
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SOT10:54:23:27
IN Q=I'm afraid it's going to harm

((KEN SCHUTZ: I'M AFRAID IT'S GOING TO HARM OUR CHANCES FOR ACCREDITATION WHICH WILL HAVE THE LONG TERM EFFECT OF HARMING OUR CHANCES FOR OUTSIDE FUNDING, OUTSIDE THE REGION THAT COULD REALLY SECURE OUR FUTURE.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=secure our future.


Two floors down at Center In the Square, the Art Museum of Western Virginia also had its hopes dashed for renovating it's children's gallery, Art Venture.
The art museum director says state funds received in the past have helped bring art to area school children.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Before we had any support from

((MARK SCALA/ART MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: BEFORE WE HAD ANY SUPPORT FROM THE GOVERNMENT WE WERE JUST REALLY GETTING OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS OFF THE GROUND. ONCE WE STARTED RECEIVING SOME SUPPORT FROM THE STATE GOVERNMENT WE WERE ABLE TO GO FROM PROBABLY SERVING ONE THOUSAND TO TWO THOUSAND A YEAR TO NOW WHERE WE CAN REACH 20 TO 25 THOUSAND A YEAR.))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=20 to 25 thousand a year.


Across town, the director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation thought she had secured the state money to build a pavillion over the outdoor exhibits to protect them from the elements.
The funds were in Governor Allen's original budget but disappeared in Governor Gilmore's amendment.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It was just so wonderful to have

((KAY HOUCK/VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: IT WAS SO WONDERFUL TO HAVE THE STATE OF VIRGINIA SEEMINGLY RECOGNIZE THE VALUE OF ITS CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS AND THEN HERE WE ARE HAVING IT BASICALLY TAKEN AWAY.))

RUNS=:15
OUT Q=basically taken away.


Among the other casualties of cutting-- Mill Mountain Zoo, which has tried several times to secure additional state money had its 366-thousand dollar request pared back to just 55-thousand dollars.
Hardest hit was the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville which lost nine-million dollars for construction of a new museum.
While the state budget has not yet been passed by the general assembly, museum directors in our area believe the chances of restoring the museum money in the face of the car tax issue are slim.
Kelly Zuber, News 7.)) Birthdays
NEWSCAST=sat am
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SOT
IN Q=I'm Steve Pardon
RUNS=1:57
OUT Q=news-7 saturday morning.


Environment


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=sat am
WRITER=dse
TAPE#enviro
GRAPHIC=world around us

***Anchor Tag***
Bird-lovers around the world are watching Jacksonville Florida.
They're flocking to one woman and her parrot.
Jessica Jallings has more.
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SOT

11:08:02
IN Q=she walks like
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL; :00
SUPER=01-Allyn Bruce/Parrot Owner; :10
SUPER=01-Jessica Jallings/Reporting; :33
SUPER=01-Dr. Rhoda Stevenson/Exotic Bird Hospital; 1:10
RUNS=1:35
OUT Q=save a precious life.
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ANCHOR=Denise
SS=None


That was Jessica Jallings, reporting.
(toss to Andrew)


3-WEATHER


ANCHOR=AFR
NEWSCAST=Saturday AM
WRITER=afr
TAPE#
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Winds/15-25;AREA FORECAST
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Books-Bump 2-SHOT
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Take Full Screen Best Sellers Bump Chyron 7150 2 pages

COMM#6


6-AEP-Powerline


ANCHOR=denise
NEWSCAST=sat am
WRITER=sly
TAPE#98-1
GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline


American Electric Power says there's been enough study of its plan to build a high voltage power line.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


A-E-P yesterday asked the state to reject a call for additional study on the project.
The power line would run from West Virginia to the Roanoke area.
Project opponents last month filed a motion asking the State Corporation Commission to look into the matter further before endorsing the plan. The coalition of citizens' groups suggests three shorter power lines would lessen the impact on residents.
In its ten-page response filed today, A-E-P says delaying a decision on the power line has "no basis in law" and would be costly.
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E-Boty-Pets


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=sat am
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=None


Can you imagine taking 50 stray animals home with you -- then taking care of them?
Tina Tenret shows us what happens when puppy love turns to pandemonium.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It's tough to
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Judi Butterworth/Animal Owner; :16
SUPER=@Tina1; :45
SUPER=01-Lynda Johnson/Animal Rights Advocate; 1:04
RUNS=1:51
OUT Q=Botetourt County

(( It's tough to say no to puppy eyes.
Judi Butterworth fell for that look, when she brought home her first stray about ten years ago.
Now she's mom to 20 dogs and 25 cats and as she says, she's in over her head.
(/////SOT/////)
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((JUDI BUTTERWORTH/ANIMAL OWNER: I TOOK IN STRAY PUPPIES THAT DIDN'T HAVE A HOME AND NOW I'M HAVING A HARD TIME YOU KNOW. BUT I LOVE EM TO DEATH. I'M TRYING, I'M DOING ALL I CAN TO DO THE BEST I CAN FOR EM.))
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Butterworth calls each animal by name...
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((nat sound: Butterworth calls Sara))
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But she can no longer afford a bag of cat food and a bag of dog food every day.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: JUDI BUTTERWORTH HAS HAD TO PAY $279 IN COURT FEES FOR NOT HAVING RABIES SHOTS OR DOG TAGS FOR SOME OF THESE DOGS. BUT AN ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER SAYS HE'S BEEN BY RECENTLY, AND SHE'S ALWAYS BEEN OUT CLEANING THE CAGES. AND HE SAYS THERE'S ADEQUATE HOUSING FOR ALL THESE ANIMALS.))
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Butterworth's children built these cages -- one houses seven cats.
Most of the dogs are tied to trees but Butterworth is there to untangle the chains.
She says she feeds, walks and plays with them every day.
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((LYNDA JOHNSON: HER HEART'S IN THE RIGHT PLACE BUT NO IT'S NOT ENOUGH. THEY NEED TO BE IN OUT OF THE COLD, THEY NEED TO BE IN OUT OF THE MUD AND THE RAIN, THEY NEED TO HAVE CONSTANT SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER. THEY NEED MEDICAL CARE.))
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Most of these animals are NOT spayed or neutered --
Butterworth says she's spent $800 at the vet for animals like Betsy, who has breast cancer.
She's learned her lesson the hard way. cover this bite
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((IF YOU SEE BABIES OUT THERE, THAT ARE HUNGRY AND THEY NEED FOOD, FEED 'EM BUT DON'T TAKE 'EM HOME WITH YOU UNLESS YOU CAN AFFORD TO HAVE EM FIXED AND YOU KNOW MAYBE TAKE IN ONE -- NOT A LOT.))
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Butterworth wants to find loving families for some of these animals -- still trying to fix the problem that began when they were dumped by the roadside.
Tina Tenret, News7, Botetourt County.))))

Dixie-Caverns


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Dixie Caverns is just a hop, skip, and jump away for most people in Southwest Virginia.
ANCHOR=Andrew 2-shot


But its owner says it's a natural wonder that we shouldn't take for granted. Andrew Full
In this week's edition of "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom gives a tour, and a REMINDER of this local treasure.
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((CONNIE HAUSMAN/DIXIE CAVERNS OWNER: I THINK PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE'RE HERE, BUT THEY DON'T THINK ABOUT US. IT'S JUST KIND OF LIKE, THEY'VE LIVED HERE ALL THEIR LIVES, AND THEY DON'T THINK ABOUT COMING UP. ))
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Dixie Caverns is pretty easy to find...located directly on U-S Routes 11 and 460.
Hausman's been running things for the last decade, taking over where her father left off.
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((MY FAMILY'S OWNED IT FOR 40 YEARS, BOUGHT IT IN 1956 DURING A BANKRUPTCY AUCTION AND MY FAMILY IS THE FOURTH OWNER OF THE CAVE AND THIS PROPERTY. ))
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The caverns first opened to the public back in 1923--
As legend has it, Dixie Caverns was first discovered by accident during the Civil War.
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((THEY TELL US, YOU KNOW, THAT DURING THE CIVIL WAR, SOME CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS WERE HUNTING OVER THE HILLSIDE. THEY HAD A DOG WITH THEM. THEY DOG FELL INTO THE HOLE IN THE NATURAL OPENING, WHICH WE'LL SEE LATER IN THE CAVE AND THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS CAME IN AFTER IT, AND THAT'S WHY THE CAVERNS ARE CALLED "DIXIE CAVERNS". ))
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Hausman is very protective of the caverns-- attempting to remove any rock from them is strictly forbidden.
Also under Hausman's protective wing-- the BATS, which she says get a bad rap because they're basically harmless creatures.
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((AND CAVES ARE THEIR HOME, AND WE SEEM TO FORGET THAT THEY BELONG HERE AND WE DON'T. ))
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And if you can't remember your grade school science lesson, Hausman clears up some of the common confusion about cave formations.
Stalactites hold "tight" to the ceiling, stalacmites "might" reach the ceiling.
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE CAVES STAY ABOUT 54 DEGREES ALL YEAR ROUND, MAKING THEM A FAIRLY WARM PLACE TO VISIT EVEN ON THE COLDEST OF WINTER DAYS. ))
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And after you've ventured through the caves and back out into the light of day, you can visit any one of several kinds of gift shops.
The mineral shop features rocks and stones from South America, as well as from the Continental U-S.
Flowers, candles, and pottery are also for sale.
And no matter what the calendar says, the holiday spirit is always alive in the year- round Christmas shop.
By the way, the CAVERNS are also open year- round EXCEPT on Christmas Day.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Salem. ))