[11-Ceparano]

[NEWSCAST=Sat am]

[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-31 44:01]
[GRAPHIC=Caparano, Louis]


A Grayson County jury will likely decide the guilt or innocence of Louis Ceparano.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence;]


A judge denied Ceparano's request to have his trial moved out of Grayson County.
Judge (Cahl-in) Colin Campbell says media coverage has been extensive but not overly exaggerated.
Ceparano and Emmett Cressell, Junior are accused of burning and beheading a black man at a drinking party last summer.
Cressell has agreed to testify against Ceparano and is currently free on bond.
He has been spotted talking to a woman who was at the party the night Johnson was killed.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=HOLD]


Yesterday the judge agreed to let Ceparano's attorney question Cressell about his conversations with Christy Harden.

Jury selection is set to begin May 27th although Ceparano's attorney put the court on notice that they may not be prepared.

[11-BV-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-33 35:20]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


Another local textile plant closed its doors for good yesterday.
Some of the laid off seamstresses are wondering if it's worth staying in the sewing business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


Buena Vista Manufacturing Company closed and sent the last 38 employees packing.
[SUPER=03-Brownsville, TX;]


The company has a Brownsville, Texas plant, where cheap labor is easier to come by with their proximity to the Mexican border.
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[SOT 11:53:38]
[IN Q=I feel they can get]

((CONNIE HUMPHRIES/SEAMSTRESS: I FEEL THEY CAN GET MORE DONE THERE BY NOT PAYING THEM QUITE AS MUCH AS THEY DO HERE AND I FEEL LIKE EVERYTHING WILL JUST GO THERE FOR THE PRICE WISE.))
[SUPER=01-Connie Humphries/Seamstress;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=price wise]
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[VO-NAT]


Five plants have closed in the last month for similar reasons.
But managers at Fairfield Apparel just down the road say they can sew health uniforms with greater speed and quality...
Advantages they say they have over Mexican plants.
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[SOT 13:19:32]
[IN Q=That's the key]

((LINDA LOVERN/PLANT MANAGER: THAT'S THE KEY TO US IS JUST BEING ABLE TO KEEP OUR CUSTOMERS SUPPLIED, GETTING IT IN AND OUT THE DOOR BETWEEN ONE AND TEN DAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Lovern/Plant Manager;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=ten days DOUBLE OUT]
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[VO-NAT]


As a result, Fairfield Apparel is hiring more than 50 new employees -- even though it too has plants in Mexico for clients who value cost over speed.
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[6-Storm-Damage]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-42]
[GRAPHIC=Tornado]


More rain may have slowed tornado cleanup efforts in Pittsylvania County.
But residents say nothing can stop the recovery.
Christy Hubley has our story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Talk about adding]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Doug Young/Danville Emergency Services; :30]
[SUPER=@Christy2;]
[RUNS=:57]
[OUT Q=News 7, Pittsylvania County.]

(( Talk about adding insult to injury.
A tornado caused this damage Thursday in the Mount Hermon area of Pittsylvania County.
And as workers tried to remove water-logged belongings from the home, the sky grew darker.
Another severe thunderstorm warning was issued.
Tornado victims barely got giant blue tarps on their roofs before more rain started to fall.
And the new storms caused new-- although minor problems.
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[SOT :18-:28]
[IN Q=Several residental streets]

(( )) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=back up by now.]


It will take some time for uprooted trees to be cut and shingles to be repaired.
The family who owns the house with no roof plans to rebuild.
Residents say they'll keep working, no matter how much additional wind and rain comes their way.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Pittsylvania County.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


Tornado damage costs in Pittsylvania County are now estimated at 325-thousand dollars.

[Italy-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A 22-year-old man is alive after spending three days buried up to his neck in mud.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sarno, Italy;]


The man was trapped when mudslides in the southern part of Italy destroyed his house.
A helicopter lifted the man to safety. He is listed in good condition.
Crews continue to clear tons of mud which heavy rains sent gushing down from mountains Monday.
At least 100 people have died and good weather and heat have returned to the area making conditions even worse by hardening the mud which makes rescues even more difficult.
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[Democracy-South]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-39 TC10:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Next week NEWS 7 will tackle the complex issue of the 765-kilovolt power line that A-E-P wants to build in our area- -with a week-long series of reports.
There's a related controversy involving coverage of the power line by Roanoke's only daily newspaper. It started out as an issue of ethics--and turned into a question of credibility.
Keith Humphry reports the story started with undisclosed connections a Roanoke Times reporter had to a certain advocacy group.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The fact that]
[SUPER=01-Lou Hodges/W&L Journalism Ethics Prof.; :36]
[SUPER=@keith1; 1:47]
[SUPER=01-Jim Shaver/WDBJ 7 News Vice President; 3:48]
[RUNS=4:16]
[OUT Q=Humphry News 7.]

((The fact that Ron Nixon had connections first came to light in a letter passed around last month at a meeting of A-E-P Power Line opponents.
Janet Fout of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition knew Nixon was "writing a big story."
She indicated she'd been taking him around to A-E-P power plants in the Ohio Valley.
Two days after the meeting of power line opponents... the Roanoke Times published part two of Nixon's series on A-E-P and the power line.
In the letter dated March of THIS year, Fout pointed out that she and Ron were "both on the Board of Directors at Democracy South...." [[20:00:55]] ((LOU HODGES/W&L JOURNALISM ETHICS PROF.: IF A REPORTER CONTINUES IN RELATIONSHIP TO THIS ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION, THEN THAT APPEARS TO BE A CONFLICT AND IT OUGHT NOT BE ALLOWED.)) [[RUNS:08] ]
Ethics professor Lou Hodges will explain why in a moment.
Democracy South posted minutes of its board meetings on the internet... listing Nixon as a member of the board of directors. He also attended a conference call meeting of the board LAST DECEMBER.
By this time Nixon had been working at the Roanoke Times for about ten months.
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[SOT- -19:53:50]
[IN Q=]

((Keith: Is there a conflict of interest here? LOU HODGES/W&L JOURNALISM ETHICS PROF.: THERE IS AT LEAST THE APPEARANCE OF ONE.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=]


In response to stories NEWS 7 broadcast last month, the newspaper issued a statement claiming Nixon had "no involvement" with the organization "since joining the Roanoke Times 13 months ago."
Democracy South's own records show Nixon attended a board meeting in Raleigh last July where he advanced a position on qualifications for Board membership. In October he was designated Treasurer of the organization, though Nixon was NOT listed among those attending that meeting. The Executive director of Democracy South calls it "strange" that Nixon was designated an officer of the organization, since Nixon had resigned in April.
In the face of three references to Nixon's continuing role in the organization during the second half of 1997, Executive Director Pete MacDowell told us Nixon's name "had erroneously been left" on the list of board members.
MacDowell confirms Nixon dialed into the conference call last December, but says Nixon thought he was being asked to sit in as "a resource person." [19:58:05] ((HODGES: IT'S NOT PLAUSIBLE TO SAY HE WAS JUST THERE AS A VISITOR. Keith: Even if he was just a resource person? EVEN IF HE WAS JUST A RESOURCE PERSON, BECAUSE IT WAS, IN EFFECT, AN OFFICIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD.)) [RUNS:11]
We asked Washington and Lee's Ethics expert to explain why any of this matters. [19:59:20] ((HODGES: MOST JOURNALISM ORGANIZATIONS CORRECTLY DO NOT ALLOW REPORTERS ON THEIR STAFF TO BE AFFILIATED WITH ANY KIND OF ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION. [RUNS:13]...THAT'S JUST A STANDARD PRACTICE.)) [RUNS:16]
Democracy South AND the Roanoke Times maintain D-S is a non-partisan research organization.
Welcome to the web site. IT uses the word advocacy, and records at the State House in North Carolina show D-S has four registered lobbyists advocating its position in Raleigh. [19:56:30] ((HODGES: THERE'S NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT IS IS AN ADVOCACY GROUP AND IT'S IMPROPER IN MY MIND FOR A REPORTER TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH SUCH A GROUP.)) [RUNS:08]
Nixon angrily refused to be interviewed on camera... and challenged anyone to find bias in his reporting.
Nixon said he didn't ask for the power line story, but was assigned it last fall.
The editor of the paper offered "no comment."
Wendy Zomparelli- -the same editor who took News-7 to task in her column for what she called "shoddy reporting"- - now says only: "we will continue to respond in our own paper in our own good time."
WDBJ's Vice President Jim Shaver defended the original stores on NEWS-7 as accurate and fair.
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[SOT 14:07:45]
[IN Q=]

((JIM SHAVER/WDBJ 7 NEWS VICE PRESIDENT: IT WASN'T SOMETHING THAT WAS SPRUNG AT THE LAST MINUTE. I'M STILL PUZZLED ABOUT WHAT THE INACCURACIES ARE IN IT. AND I DON'T THINK IT'S WRONG FOR ANY NEWS ORGANIZATION TO RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ARE INVOLVED IN THE PUBLIC TRUST AND THAT PUBLIC TRUST- -IN SOME WAY- -MAY BE CALLED INTO QUESTION. I THINK THAT'S OUR JOB AS JOURNALISTS.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=job as journalists.]

Democracy South's web site went down the night we asked about it, and came up the next day... without any reference to Nixon.
Keith Humphry NEWS-7.))

[5-Benham]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#598-19 39:05]
[GRAPHIC=Benham]


Anti-abortion crusader Flip Benham is back on the streets today after spending eighty days in jail for trespassing at Lynchburg's E-C Glass High School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Good behavior allowed Reverend Benham to serve less than half his six-month jail term.
A few hours after his release yesterday, Benham told supporters his jail time was a "wonderful experience".
He also promised to renew his crusade to put God back in the schools.
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[SOT 21:02:34//21:02:28]
[IN Q=And if they]

((REV. FLIP BENHAM/OPERATION RESCUE DIRECTOR: AND IF THEY WANT TO PUT US IN JAIL AND TAKE ALL OF OUR PROPERTY FROM US AND IF THEY WANT TO PUT US IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR, WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO LIFT UP HIS HOLY NAME BECAUSE WE'RE NOT ASHAMED OF IT.)) ((REV. RICHARD KNODEL/BENHAM SUPPORTER: OUR SCHOOL SYSTEMS ARE FAILING TERRIBLY AND YET WHEN WE GO TO TESTIFY ABOUT SOMETHING THAT CAN MAKE IT BETTER, THEY WANT TO THROW US IN JAIL, THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REVEREND BENHAM.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Flip Benham/Operation Rescue Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Richard Knodel/Benham Supporter; :11]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=the Reverend Benham.]
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[VO-NAT]


Benham's fellow convict, Liberty University student John Reyes (RAY-iss), is still appealing his OWN jail sentence for trespassing.
Benham says he'll return to Lynchburg for more demonstrations if Reyes is forced to go to jail.
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[5-Reid-Lottery]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-17 41:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You may remember him as "W-K-R-P in Cincinnati's" Venus Flytrap.
You may have seen him on the short-lived sitcom Frank's Place.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Petersburg;]


You may even know that actor and director Tim Reid has opened the state's only "full service" film studio in his hometown of Petersburg.
Now Reid's breaking new ground in his devotion to Virginia.
He's directing one of those always amusing ads for the Virginia Lottery.
It will promote a new "Wheel of Fortune" scratch game.
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[SOT NAT sot tape 2 02:21:53]
[IN Q=Is there]

((IS THERE AN L? There is. OKAY. I'D LIKE TO BUY A VOWEL.))
[sot tape one 01:41:48]

((TIM REID/NEW MILLENIUM STUDIOS: I WANT TO SHOW THAT EVERYTHING WE HAVE AT NEW MILLENIUM STUDIOS INCLUDING MYSELF IS AVAILABLE TO BRING THE QUALITY OF THE PRODUCTION AND ALL THE TOOLS AND THINGS WE HAVE IN THE STUDIO TO BEAR TO KEEP MORE BUSINESS IN VIRGINIA. ESPECIALLY VIRGINIA BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Reid/New Millenium Studios; :08!!!]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=Virginia business.]
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[VO-NAT]


Reid and New Millenium studios just finished filming a feature length psychological thriller called "Asunder."
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[1-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=Dal]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


In playoff action, Pensacola takes the first game of the Kelly Cup series and the Hornets drop one to the Bulls.
Now here are your scores.
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[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Playoffs]


The Lakers lead their NBA playoff game 2-games to one.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/NBA-TNT;]


They did it by out numbering Seattle here...Robert Horry finishes the four on one break.
Shaquille O'Neil takes the baseline and Los ANgels wins the game 119-to-103.
Jack Nicholson's eyes are smiling behind those FOSTER GRANTS.
[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/FOX-Bay Area;]


We stay in California where Frank Thomas scores the go ahead run by knocking the ball loose from catcher Mike Marfarlane, Ventura ends up on third with an RBI.
The A-s mascot enjoying a moment here but Chicago has a better night five to three.
[SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY/NHL-CBC;]


On the other side of the country, Brian Holzinger is in the right place for the Sabres the puck ricochets off the side of the net and Holzinger is there with the put back.
This contest goes into extra minutes--Geof Sanderson, puts in Holzinger's rebound for his second goal of the night.
Buffalo beats Montreal three-to-two in the opener of the second round series.
The Canadiens hadn't lost in 14 previous overtime games.
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[Roanoke-diner]


[ANCHOR=Denise 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=Wknd Diner TC 19:00]
[GRAPHIC=Diner]
(toss to Andrew for Diner)
[ANCHOR=Andrew 2-Shot]


Don't worry, the art of cooking isn't lost on the young.
[ANCHOR=Andrew Full]


We learn that this week on the weekend diner as our YOUNGEST cooks yet show us how to make gourmet chicken salad from scratch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[RUNS=3:20]
[OUT Q=thank you (both say it)]
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[ANCHOR=Andrew]

[Dissolve to Chyron 7153]
If you drop us a self-addressed, stamped envelope, we'll send you this recipe.
You can see the address there on the screen. You can also check out our web site under the weekend mornings section.
And, don't forget if you'd like to be on the weekend diner, send us a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
And if we come to your house, you'll get a cool weekend diner apron.
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[HEADLINES]
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot]

[Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


The man accused of burning and beheading a man will most likely NOT have his cased moved out of Grayson County.
Yesterday, a judge denied the change of venue request made by Louis Ceparano's lawyers.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


Another local textile plant has closed it's doors--This time the Buena Vista Manufacturing Company.
At least 38 employees are out of work.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


And, some determination in Pittsylvania County is keeping residents afloat, after tornado clean-up efforts slowed because of heavy rain.
Thursday a tornado ripped through, causing more than 300-thousand dollars in damage.
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[ANCHOR=Denise 2 SHOT]


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



[11-Rockbridge-Cancer]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-34 46:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Walkers took to the track last night in Rockbridge County for the fourth annual Relay for Life.
It's a fundraiser, for the American Cancer Society, in honor of those who beat the odds.
Stacey Martin reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There were many]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :09]
[SUPER=07-Susan Reynolds; :18]
[SUPER=01-Frank Ward/American Cancer Society; :39]
[SUPER=01-Buddy Derrick/Lexington's Mayor; :52]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; :59]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=Rockbridge County.]

((There were many warm welcomes at this finish line--this hug from Elizabeth Reynolds to her mother Susan Reynolds who was diagnosed with cancer five years ago.
Susan Reynolds joined 52 other cancer survivors who faced the disease step by step and lived to tell about it.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17.17.21 - 17.17.40]
[IN Q=She survived and]

((ELIZABETH & SUSAN REYNOLDS: SHE SURVIVED AND IT'S A SURVIVAL LAP. IT'S NOT SAD. IT'S HAPPY. AND, WE'RE REMINDED EVERYDAY THAT ESPECIALLY DURING THE SPRING I THINK WHEN THINGS ARE COMING ALIVE AGAIN THAT WE HAVE TO REMEMBER IT'S A NEW BEGINNING AND WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT. AND, THIS SORT OF HELPS ME REMEMBER IT ALL.)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=remember it all.]


After the first lap survivors were joined by other relatives and friends--teams of relay participants walking this track for the next 24 hours.
And, optimism was high that news of a possible cure might make this event their last.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17.35.05 - 17.35.26]
[IN Q=I'm so optimistic]

((FRANK WARD/PRES. ROCKBRIDGE CO. UNIT OF AMER. CANCER SOCIETY:I'M SO OPTIMISTIC ABOUT IT AND I FEEL THAT VERY SHORTLY THE MAGIC BULLET IS GOING TO WORK AND THAT WE'RE GOING TO CONQUER THIS INSIDIOUS DISEASE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=this insidious disease.]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm really delighted]

((BUDDY DERRICK/LEXINGTON'S MAYOR: I'M REALLY DELIGHTED THAT SO MANY PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY WOULD GIVE THEIR TIME AND MONEY TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. IT SHOWS WHAT KIND OF A CITY, TOWN AND COUNTY WE HAVE HERE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=we have here.]
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[SOT 18.29.34 - 18.29.42]
[IN Q=But, a cure]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: BUT, A CURE IS STILL A WAYS OFF AND MANY SURVIVORS HERE SAY THEY'RE TAKING THINGS IN STRIDE, ONE STEP AT A TIME. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7 ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=Rockbridge County.]))
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[11-Gaither]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=tbr/lba]
[TAPE#=98-37 25:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was a big homecoming in Roanoke last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Gospel singer and songwriter Bill Gaither brought his homecoming tour to the Roanoke Civic Center.
Some of Gaither's songs like "He touched me" and "Because he lives" are standards in many hymnals.
His all star line up of friends from contemporary christian and southern gospel performed before the crowd of several thousand fans.
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[SOT 02:27:16]
[IN Q=WE KIND OF]

((WE KIND OF GOT IN TOUCH WITH SOME OF OUR PIONEERS WHO BLAZED THE WAY-THE GOODMAN FAMILY, JAKE HESS AND WE'RE HAVING A BALL. THEY MAY BE A LITTLE OLDER IN AGE, BUT IN HEART THEY ARE YOUNG.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Gaither/Gospel Singer-Songwriter;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=ARE YOUNG]
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[VO-NAT]


In addidition to the Gaither vocal band, gospel legends Jake Hess and the Happy Goodman family brought the crowd to its feet.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((MUSIC))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The evening was a homecoming for two members of the vocal band.
Both Mark Lowry and Guy Penrod are graduates of Lynchburg's Liberty University.
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[Rabbitt]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Country and Pop music star Eddie Rabbitt is dead following a battle with lung cancer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-TNN;]


His hits include "I Love A Rainy Night" and most recently a song popular with Desert Storm Vets..."American Boy."


And of course, "Drivin' My Life Away."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OOOH I'm]

((singing..,.OOOH I'M DRIVING MY LIFE AWAY, LOOKING FOR A BETTER WAY FOR ME.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=FOR ME]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


THe Brooklyn native discovered he had cancer in March of '97.
He is survived by his wife and two children.
Eddie Rabbitt was 56.
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[No-Till]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=wknd enviro]
[GRAPHIC=World Around Us]


For decades the routine for farmers has been till...then plant.
But tilling can erode the top soil which is bad for the farmer and bad for the environment.
But new technology from New Zealand may be tha way of the future.
Jason Overstreet of affiliate W-C-I-A has more.
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[SOT]

[3:41:58 CBS Wed]
[IN Q=tilling corn]
[SUPER=03-Urbanna, IL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Pedersen/University of Illinois; :22]
[SUPER=01-Butch Fisher/Resource Conservationist; :58]
[SUPER=01-Jason Overstreet/Reporting; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=for CBS News]



[School-Segregation]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


A Texas Middle School this week began using an old fashioned way to combat a rash of sexual assault cases.
Jay Gromley has more.
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[SOT]

[5:33:45]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Tyler, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Harold Wright/Principal; :17]
[SUPER=01-Jay Gromley/Reporting; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Ivan Taylor/Parent; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Melton/Student; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=for CBS News]

((NATSOUND: Come on let's get there on time, get to class, let's go. TRACK: At Stewart Middle School in Tyler a line has been drawn in the sand, a line that of all things separates the boys from the girls. SOUNDBITE: You know you get criticized if you don't do anything, you get criticized when you do. You know I would rather take action and do something and take the criticism and protect my kids then not do anything. NATSOUND: Come on kids, let's get in class. TRACK: After three separate cases of what police term sexual assaults involving students against students, principal Harold Wright decided he had enough. So for the rest of year girls and boys at Stewart Middle School will be kept apart as much as possible. NATSOUND: What's the difference between your parents not letting you talk and us not letting you talk. TRACK: In the classroom, girls sit on one side, boys on the other. When the bell rings one group leaves first and when the hall clears, the other soon follows. Even at lunch the two sides sit apart. STANDUP: Teachers here at Stewart Middle School say at first the students didn't like the separation policy at all, but after a few days they became accustomed to it. SOUNDBITE: I'd rather do this than us have a Jonesboro. TRACK: The three cases of sexual assault brought unwanted attention to the school. Parents demanded action, and for now they seem to be satisfied. SOUNDBITE: I think it is the right thing to do if that's what it takes to stop all this from going on then do it. SOUNDBITE: I think it cool because the boys don't bother you as much, and sometimes it's stupid. TRACK: But teachers say if keeping boyfriends from girlfriends will make a difference, then so be it. They believe it's easier to keep the sexes divided then separate their school's reputation from more cases of sexual misconduct. In Tyler Texas, Jay Gormley for CBS news.))

[Fenwick-Mines]


[ANCHOR=Denise 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
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The late 19th century iron- producing town of Fenwick Mines is now just a chapter in Virginia's history.
[ANCHOR=Andrew Full]


But its natural beauty and wetlands makes the area a bustling modern- day tourist attraction.
Kimberly McBroom has more in this week's "Time Off".
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[SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Jacobsen/Recreation Forester; :24]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; :36]
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(( The Fenwick Mines trail runs about a mile long-- meandering through wetlands that are rare in the mountainous terrain of Southwest Virginia.
While strolling through here, it's not unusual to see a variety of plants and wildlife, especially fish and frogs in the moisture- rich area.
And if walking or climbing is a hardship-- this trail is equipped for that, too.
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((JERRY JACOBSEN/RECREATION FORESTER: THIS IS ALL WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE AND MOST OF THE OF THE TRAILS THAT WE HAVE HERE. PEOPLE THAT HAVE A HARD TIME WALKING UP STEEP SLOPES OR ROCKY AREAS WOULD ENJOY THESE TRAILS.)) [RUNS:09]
But besides its natural amenities, Fenwick Mines offers a rich heritage of iron ore production dating back from the 1890s to the mid 1920s.
The Low Moor Iron Company was the foundation for the small, but busy town.
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((JERRY JACOBSEN/RECREATION FORESTER: AT ONE TIME, THEY HAD AS MANY AS 300 PEOPLE HERE. THEY HAD THEIR OWN COMMUNITY. THEY HAD THEIR OWN STORES, THE HOSPITAL, SCHOOLS, AS MANY AS 50 CHILDREN WERE GOING TO SCHOOL HERE. IT WAS KIND OF SEPARATED FROM THE REST OF THE COUNTY, BUT LIKE I SAY, ALL THEY HAD TO DO WAS JUST MINE IRON ORE AND THEY WERE VERY GOOD AT IT.)) [RUNS:14]
But when easy to mine iron ore was discovered in the northern states, the TOWN of Fenwick Mines collapsed.
However, Fenwick Mines, the RECREATION area is very popular spot in the Jefferson National Forest.
Picnic tables are in ample supply.
And this large shelter area can be reserved for weddings, reunions, and other special gatherings.
Forest officials say the pond will soon be stocked with bass for the upcoming Kids' Fishing Day in early June.
Fennwick Mines is open all year round for walking and bike riding.
And it's a short ride from New Castle, located just off Virginia route 6-15.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Craig County.))



[Munchkins]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Did you see]
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You may have watched the Wizard of Oz last night.
Now meet some of the munchkins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MGM;]


There were 124 munchkins when the film was made 60 years ago.
There are only 13 left.
And even though their 10 minutes of screen time gave them collective fame, it wasn't always easy.
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((LET'S FACE IT. THE HOURS WERE RIDICULOUS, 6 IN THE MORNING TILL ABOUT 7:30 IN THE EVENING. THAT'S BAD. AND THEN THE MAKEUP, THAT WAS A PAIN IN THE))
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[VO-NAT]


The Munchkins made just 50 dollars a week-- Toto made 125.
At 92 years old, Harry Monty is the oldest living muchkin. (------------) He played one of the winged monkeys.