[Rockbridge-Ax]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=8 am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


An accident in Rockbridge County last night left one woman dead.
State Police say the driver-- 50 year old Josephine Anne Branham-- died when her vehicle ran off the left shoulder of the road , hit an embankment an overturned.
It happened about 10 o-clock on route 11
Investigators still don't know what caused the accident.

[11-Grandparents-Custody]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-31 1:22:09]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Supreme COurt]


The Virginia Supreme Court says grandparents do not have a right to visit their grandchildren.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Tom and Sarah Williams of Blacksburg are the parents of a seven-year old girl.
Tom's parents sued for visitation with the child.
But the Virginia Supreme court yesterday ruled against the grandparents.
The Williams' attorney says the only way the court would interfere with a parents' constitutional rights is if the child was living in an unfit home, which was never alleged in this case.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In other]

((HARRIET DORSEY/WILLIAMS' ATTORNEY:IN OTHER WORDS, UNLESS THE GRANDPARENTS CAN PROVE THE CHILD IS ABUSED, NEGLECTED OR ABANDONED THE STATE DOES NOT HAVE ARIGHT TO STEP IN BETWEEN PARENT AND CHILD AND THAT'S A VERY IMPORTANT PRINCIPAL. SARAH WILLIAMS/PARENT:WE ARE SO THANKFUL THAT THE JUDGE'S UNDERSTOOD THIS CASE AND TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE THE DECISION THOUGHTFULLY AND THAT THEY HAVE STOOD BEHIND PARENTS AUTHORITY, WE'RE JUST REALLY THANKFUL. ))
[SUPER=01-Harriet Dorsey/Williams' Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Williams/Parent; :12]
[RUNS=:25 approx.]
[OUT Q=really thankful.]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=HOLD]


And, while the Virginia Supreme court decision is not a controlling decision in other states, it could have an influence on their outcome.

NEWS 7's efforts to reach the grandparents were unsuccessful.[5-Walton]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-23 26:25]
[GRAPHIC=Walton]


Percy Lavar Walton's death penalty will stand for his three person killing and burglary spree in Danville in 1996.
That's the decision of the Virginia Supreme Court yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT tape 97-70 10/31/97]
[SUPER=03-Danville/October 1997]


Walton's attorney had argued that other Virginia killers had committed murders just as heinous as Walton's without getting a death sentence.
Walton shot Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick in their Cabin Lake home.
A few days later he killed Archie Moore in Moore's home.
The Supreme Court found that Walton is a "continuing serious threat to society."
(----------------)
[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=HOLD]


The justices noted that Walton allegedly told a jail cellmate that he wanted to catch everybody at Cabin Lake apartments at the swimming pool and "just gun 'em all down."

[11-Long-Acre]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-34 1:23:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Northeast Roanoke woman was stabbed to death outside her home yesterday morning.
Police say her husband is the main suspect.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Police say 46-year old Wanda Ratcliff Jennings argued with the man she recently divorced.
The victim's son told officers he saw his stepfather, Michael Warren Jennings, pull a large hunting knife from his trousers and stab his mother in the chest.
The couple's granddaughter was among the witnesses.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=10:15:25]
[IN Q=I WENT IN THERE]

((SUSIE PAGAN/NEIGHBOR; I WENT IN THERE...SHE TOLD ME.))
[SUPER=01-Susie Pagan/Neighbor; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=WHAT SHE TOLD ME.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Wanda Jennings died at the scene.
Michael Jennings jumped in his truck and fled the scene.
Police apprehended him a few miles away after a brief chase on foot.
He's being evaluated in a local hospital.
Police say Jennings will be charged with murder when he is released.
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[Manhunt]


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


Residents of The Town of Bluff, Utah, can return home.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]t
[SUPER=03-Bluff, UT;]


They were evacuated when an army of law enforcement officers came in searching for suspects wanted for killing one Colorado police officer and wounding two others.
[SUPER=03-San Juan Co., UT;]


The search in the ruggedly scenic Four Corners area began in Cortez, 53 miles northeast of Bluff.
That's when camouflage-clad gunmen wounded a deputy when he stopped their stolen truck.
Officials now believe the gunmen may have fled the area on a stashed getaway boat.
Police describe the two fugitives as doomsday survivalists who've been stockpiling food and weapons in hopes of surviving the end of the world.
The body of a third survivalist was found Thursday.
He apparently shot himself.

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[ANCHOR=Denise 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]


[2-SHOT]
(Adlib toss to Lottery Numbers)



[super=x5000;set dissolve]
[super=70-0/8/9/4/8/4/3;] Pick 3/Pick 4
[super=71-9/15/24/26/33/5/18/20/30/36/10;] Cash 5/Big Game
[super=#555;Reset]



[COMM#1]


[11-Yearbook]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-49 11:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There are not many high schools with at least 35 students on a waiting list to get into ONE class.
But, as Stacey Martin reports there are few classes with the national reputation of one at Rockbridge County High School.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=For teacher Sheila]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brianne Beverly/Photojournalism Student; :12]
[SUPER=01-Sheila Thompson/Photojournalism Teacher; :31]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; :43]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7 Rockbridge Co.]

((For teacher Sheila Thompson and company this is more than a class-- it's a 25,000 dollar business-producing Rockbridge County High School's award-winning yearbook--The Trivium.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 09.14.17 - 09.14.23]
[IN Q=When we leave]

((BRIANNE BEVERLY/PHOTOJOURNALISM STUDENT:WHEN WE LEAVE HIGH SCHOOL, IT GIVES US SOMETHING TO LOOK BACK ON AND TO BE ABLE TO SAY HEY I DID THAT--WE WON THIS.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=we won this.]


The photojournalism class requires a lengthy committment, with students taking pictures, writing captions and designing pages almost year round.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 09.03.50 - 09.03.55]
[IN Q=It does take]

((SHEILA THOMPSON/PHOTOJOURNALISM TEACHER:IT DOES TAKE QUITE A COMMITTMENT IN TERMS OF TIME AND MOST ASSUREDLY IN TERMS OF STUDENT DEDICATION.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=of student dedication.]


But, the rewards are many--including three national honors awarded for the most recent edition.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 09.26.23 - 09.26.30]
[IN Q=This is the]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THIS IS THE 1997 TRIVIUM, RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN BOTH INSIDE AND OUT.))
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=inside and out.]


The yearbook won the "excellence" award from the Taylor Yearbook competition, a medal from the Scholastic Press Association and high marks for writing and design from the National Scholastic Press Association.
This year's Trivium will go on sale in August at 30 dollars apiece.
Stacey Martin, News 7 Rockbridge County.))

[6-Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-44 TC 22:48]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


American Electric Power may have to look at other powerline options..
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


According to A-E-P, a consultant working for the state of Virginia wants more information about ALTERNATIVES to the proposed 765-thousand volt line.
The consultant wants to compare two other routes to what A-E-P calls its "preferred corridor."
That preferred route runs between Wyoming, West Virginia, and Cloverdale.
A-E-P spokesman Todd Burns said the power company still believes its preferred route is the most efficient and environmentally friendly path for the new power line.
(------------)


[6-Bland-Incinerator]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-43 TC 6:58]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Supreme Court]


Bland County's seven year fight to keep a medical waste incinerator out of the county appears to be over.
The Virginia Supreme Court yesterday overturned a lower court ruling.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bland Co./December 1997;]


The high court says CaseLin Systems Incorporated has NO right to build its incinerator in Bland.
The court battle is in part the fault of the 1990 county Board of Supervisors.
That board gave CaseLin "a letter of support" for the incinerator.
Then, overwhelming public criticism forced the board to rescind the letter and re-zone the land.
(----------------)
[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=Virginia Supreme Court]


The Supreme Court says that "short-lived expression of the board's enthusiasm" was just that-- NOT legal permission to build the incinerator.

[Small-Business]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-32]
[GRAPHIC=Business news]


Small-business leaders got some big recognition yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Regional Chamber hosted its annual luncheon for small businesses.
They were honored for their contributions to the local economy.
Former Senate candidate Mark Warner was the keynote speaker.
He said the growth of smaller companies is giving a big boost to the state's economy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12 05 36]
[IN Q=seventy percent]

((MARK WARNER: SEVENTY PERCENT OF NEW JOBS CREATED IN VIRGINIA ARE BEING CREATED BY SMALL BUSINESS. WE READ ABOUT THE MOTOROLLAS, BUT IT'S SMALL BUSINESSES THAT ARE DRIVING THE STATE'S ECONOMY.))
[SUPER=07-Mark Warner]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=STATE'S ECONOMY]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Last month Warner announced he's heading up a venture capital fund.
The fund contains five million dollars to help new businesses get their feet off the ground.
Warner said the fund also will help Southwest Virginia compete for new businesses with places like Northern Virginia and the Silicon Valley.
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[GM-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


Talks are expected to resume this morning between the United Auto Workers and General Motors.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flint, MI;]


Workers at the parts plant in Flint, Michigan walked off the job yesterday morning.
A Union rep predicts the G-M plant in Moranine, Ohio, will run out of parts and be forced to close Monday it the strike is not settled this weekend.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=they're also]

((RICHARD SHOEMAKER/UNITED AUTO WORKERS; THEY'RE ALSO IGNORING THEIR SOCIAL CONTRACT WITH AMERICA TAKING JOBS, TECHNOLOGY TO THAILAND, MEXICO AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Shoemaker/United Auto Workers;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=OF THE WORLD]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The union says if the strike lasts a week, all G-M plants in North America could close.
A G-M spokesman says it's simply too soon to predict the strike's impact.
(------------)



[1-Scores]


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


The Orioles beat the Braves and in the Carolina League Fredrick has the keys to a win against Salem.
Now here's the scoreboard.
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[SPORTS SCOREBOARDS] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5011;]
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[SUPER=0093-/Salem/0/j/Frederick/3///;]
[SUPER=X5010;]
[SUPER=0113-/Chicago White Sox/5/j/Chicago Cubs/6////Minnesota/1/j/Pittsburgh/6///;]
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[SUPER=0094-/Cleveland/1/j/Cincinnati/2///j/Philadelphia/8//Toronto7////;]
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[SUPER=0094-j/Montreal/5//Tampa Bay/2///j/New York Mets/9//Boston/2///;]
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[SUPER=0094-/Atlanta/2/j/Baltimore/3////Florida/1/j/New York Yankees/5///;]
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[SUPER=0092-j/San Francisco/3//St. Louis/2///;]
[SUPER=X5028;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Chicago/91/ /Utah///Series Tied 1 All/;]
[super=X5031;]
[SUPER=0103-/Dallas/0/j/Detroit/2//Detroit Wins Series/;]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=....LAST SCORE."]
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[take a break]











[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


For last night's late games we head out west for some inter league play.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Anaheim, CA/Rockies-KWGN;]


The Angels get on the board first, in fact it's all they would need as the line drive to the gap scores Craig Shipley.
The Rockies get some good "D' from Larry Walker, but Anaheim goes on to blank Colorado five to zero.
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/Tigers-WKBD;]


In Milwaukee, Tiger Bobby Higgins smacks one into right field, it stays fair and the homer cuts the Brewer lead to four-three.
But Pena lays down the perfect bunt, Runion can't handle it and Brewers beat the Tigers seven to three.
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, Ut/NBA-NBC;]


Game two of the N-B-A Championship, Utah on the break, Jeff Hornacek with the pass to Dennis Rodman, Rodman finds an all alone Michael Jordan for the easy two.
The Jazz on the break again miss the easy lay-up the ball comes out to Hornacek who gets the redeeming three but the Bulls even the series at one with the 93-88 victory.
(------------)


[Diner-Open]


[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot**]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=Diner Open]
(toss to Andrew for Diner)
[ANCHOR=Andrew 2-Shot]


A little Asian Flair in the week's recipe.
[ANCHOR=Andrew Full]
[SS=Weekend Diner]


If you've never eaten BOK CHOY, you'll be tempted to after seeing this.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=music]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]



[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE][Fortnightly-diner]


[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot**]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=Wknd Diner TC49:10]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[RUNS=5:00]
[OUT Q=...Thank you!]
(----------------)
[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.
(----------------)


[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 Virginia Supreme court has ruled against grandparents visitation rights.
The grandparents of a seven year old girl in Blacksburg sued for visitation with their grandchild and lost since they could not prove that the child lived in an unfit home.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


A Roanoke woman was fatally stabbed to death at her home yesterday morning.
Witnesses say 46 year old Wanda Ratcliff Jennings was arguing with her husband Michael Jennings when he pulled out a large hunting knife and stabbed her in the chest.
Jennings was picked up later and police say he will be charged with murder.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


A state consultant is asking Ameriacan Electric Power for other powerline options.
The state wants to compare information about alternative routes for the powerline.
A-E-P still believes that the present route between Wyoming County, West Virginia and Cloverdale is the most efficient and enviornmentally safe path for the line.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise **FULL**]


And that's what's making news on this Saturday May 6-th .
We'll be back in just a minute.

[COMM#4]




[2-Rockbridge-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=8 am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


One woman is dead after an accident on Route-11 in Rockbridge County.
State Police say the driver-- 50 year old Josephine Anne Branham-- died when her vehicle ran off the left shoulder of the road , hit an embankment an overturned.
It happened about 10 last night.
Investigators still don't know what caused the accident.

[6-Stokes]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=598-17 TC 1:01:21]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Martinsville man will spend 13-years in jail for shooting at a homeowner during a botched burglary attempt last year.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/June 16, 1997;]


Richard Michael Stokes pled guilty this week to attempted murder, burglary, and grand larceny.
Police say Stokes and another man, Randall Lee Gilbert, tried to burglarize the home of Leslie Hussey last June.
When Hussey surprised the would-be burglars, Stokes fired at him and fled the scene.
Gilbert has already been tried, convicted and will be sentenced later this month.
(----------------)




[11-Williams]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-45 22:51]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


A trial date's been set for Giles County supervisor Bobby Williams.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./February 19;]


Williams, shown here at a supervisors' meeting in February, is facing charges related to an illegally taped phone conversation.
He attempted suicide the day the grand jury returned the indictment.
A jury is expected to hear the case September 18th.
Yesterday the judge said he would consider the request from Williams' attorney to have the case moved out of Giles County.
The judge also ruled Williams' case would be heard separate from the other three defendants charged in the case.
(----------------)


[6-Wintergreen]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-39 TC 46:38]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A federal judge will decide if the Wintergreen Development Corporation will have to pay a couple 700-thousand dollars.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Wayne and Nancy Childs sued Wintergreen after a landslide damaged their home in 1995, claiming they should have been warned about the danger when they bought their property.
A jury agreed and awarded the Childs' 700- thousand dollars in compensatory and punitive damages.
Wintergreen is disputing those punitive damages, which could put the land company in financial jeopardy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 7:09:53]
[IN Q=I think in]

((L.F. PAYNE/WINTERGREEN DEVEL. CORP. PRESIDENT: I THINK IN ANY EVENT, THE WINTERGREEN COMMUNITY IS EXTREMELY STRONG, THE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS LOOKING AT HOW IT IS THAT IT CAN SELLS ITS ASSETS, BUT IT SHOULD NOT AFFECT THE OVERALL STRENGTH OF THE WINTERGREEN COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-L. F. Payne/Wintergreen Dev. Corp. President; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=the Wintergreen community.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Childs' attorneys, meanwhile, hope the verdict will stand.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 7:17:41]
[IN Q=Because there's ]

((DEBORAH WYATT/CHILDS' ATTORNEY: BECAUSE THERE'S SO LITTLE LAW THAT'S REALLY RIGHT HERE, YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW. I CERTAINLY HOPE SO. BECAUSE I THINK IT WAS DESERVED, AND I THINK THE CHILDS' COULD, BY VIRTUE OF THE PUNITIVE DAMAGES, BE REALLY MADE MORE WHOLE.))
[SUPER=01-Deborah Wyatt/Childs' Attorney; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=made more whole.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Judge Norman Moon has taken the matter under advisement.
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[Cereal-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Product Recall]


Your favorite breakfast cereal may be pulled from grocery store shelves.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Northfield, IL;]


You may know the cereal as Toasted-Oats or Toasty O's or under any of the other 38 brand names
Nearly 200 people in 12 states have become sick by eating the cereal contaminated with salmonella.
Malt-O-Meal says it's checking all possible sources of contamination.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=there's no ]

((JOHN LETTMAN/MALT-O-MEAL PRES.: THERE'S NO HUMAN CONTACT IT'S AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM. AND WE'RE TESTING ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES.))
[SUPER=01-John Lettmann/Malt-O-Meal President;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=of our employees]
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[VO-NAT]


According to the Centers for Disease Control, cereal is an unusual source for salmonella.
A C-D-C spokesman says it may be weeks before officials find out how the bacteria was spread.
There have been no deaths associted with the contamination.
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[Movie-Open]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Movie Open]
[GRAPHIC=Open]


Acclaimed actor-director Forest Whitaker directs Hope-Floats, starring Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick, Junior.
But is Whitaker's reputation enough to float Hope-Floats to the top of box office lists?
Anna Wentworth has an answer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=music]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Hope-Floats]


[ANCHOR=Anna]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net J]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hope Floats]
[SUPER=18-Anna Wentworth; :00]
[SUPER=18-"Hope Floats"; :08]
[SUPER=18-20th Century Fox; ]
[SUPER=18-Anna's Grade "B-"; :56]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=unnecessary downer]

(( "Hope Floats" could be a better movie. Just when things are chugging along and everyone is reacting in a real and human way, the movie turns up the music, soft focuses the camera, and starts to look like one of the more sentimental music videos. Sandra Bullock is Birdy, a former Texas beauty queen who finds out on a TV talk show that her husband has been having an affair with her best friend. Shocked and humiliated, she takes her daughter, Bernice,(Mae Whitman) and returns to the small Texas town where she used to be somebody. The two move in with Birdy's eccentric mother Ramona (Gena Rowlands) and Bernices' cousin Travis, who is nearly as weird as his grandmother. Ramona encourages an old flame of Birdy's, Justin Matisse (Harry Connick Jr.), to visit. At first Birdy is resistant and Bernice is downright hostile but of course, things don't stay that way. This movie gets a B-. The parts are better than the whole, and the climax is an unnecessary downer.))

[5-Habitat-Bike]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=598-18 TC59:19]
[GRAPHIC=Habitat for Humanity]

Some students from Yale are biking across the country for a cause.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Along the way, the group stops and works on houses for Habitat for Humanity--in exchange for lodging and food.
Yesterday they stopped in Roanoke.
The students are apart of the Habitat Bicycle Challenge to raise money for the organization.
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[SOT 12.31.18]
[IN Q=I wanted to]

((MAKEBA SEARGEANT/HABITAT BIKE CHALLENGE; I WANTED TO SEE THE NATION AND REALLY SEE IT AND STOP WHERE EVER I COULD AND ALSO I THINK HABITAT IS A GREAT THING AND ANYWAY I CAN HELP I'D LIKE TO. LOREN GRIFFITH/HABITAT BIKE CHALLENGE; THE RIDE IS SO BEAUTIFUL IN MANY PLACES THAT YOU CAN FORGET ABOUT THE PAIN AND JUST ENJOY THE RIDE.))
[SUPER=01-Makeba Seargeant/Habitat Bike Challenge; :00]
[SUPER=01-Loren Griffith/Habitat Bike Challenge; :11]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q= enjoy the ride]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Their two month tour will take them from Washington, DC to San Francisco.

[11-Lexington-Alive]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-46 11:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The city of Lexington kicked-off its summer concert series last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


Folks were doing the two-step and twirling to the sounds of the Fabulous Cruisers.
The band was the first of several scheduled to play at "Lexington Alive" this summer.
It's an event benefiting the Lexington Downtown Development Association.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.10.01 - 18.10.12]
[IN Q=It's a fundraiser]

((KRISTA VANNOY/LEXINGTON DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: IT'S A FUNDRAISER FOR THE LEXINGTON DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION AND IT'S A REALLY GOOD PROMOTIONAL EVENT FOR US TOO. IT GETS PEOPLE DOWNTOWN IN THE EVENING TO KICK-OFF THIR WEEKEND AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Krista Vannoy/Development Association;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=a good time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Last year's concert series raised a total of 12 thousand dollars.
Admission is free.
And, the concerts will go on two Fridays a month through August.
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[Mabry-Mill]


[ANCHOR=Denise 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time off]


This week's "Time Off" features a landmark that's often the setting for postcards...
[ANCHOR=Andrew 2-Shot]


Mabry Mill is a popular destination for those lazy summer drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
[ANCHOR=Andrew Full]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


But as Kimberly McBroom tells us, the old mill is also a sign of times gone by.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The wheel's still spinning]
[SUPER=03-Meadows of Dan; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wendell Sutphin/Mabry Mill Operator; :21]
[SUPER=01-Tara Hall/Indian Valley Elem. Student; :35]
[SUPER=01-Isaac Maishall/Indian Valley Elem. Student; :41 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; :46]
[SUPER=07-Bruce Wilson; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=News 7, Meadows of Dan]

(( The wheel's still spinning at this, one of the last mills of its kind left in this area.
Mabry Mill was built in 19-05, named after Ed Mabry.
But it's Wendell Sutphin who's been keeping things turning for the last 14 years.
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[SOT 11:35:45 **please B-roll some of this]

((WENDELL SUTPHIN/MABRY MILL OPERATOR: WELL, WATER COMES OUT OF THE STREAM UP HERE AND COMES DOWN THE FLUMES AND OVER THE WHEEL AND YOU GOT THE WATER CONTROL LEVER THERE AND PULL IT DOWN AND PUT MORE WATER ON IT AND MAKE IT FASTER.)) [RUNS:14]
Besides the mill demonstrations, visitors can also check out a variety of old- time mountain industry exhibits.
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[SOT 11:09:08 ]

((TARA HALL/INDIAN VALLEY ELEM. STUDENT: WELL, WE SAW THE MILL, AND WE WENT INSIDE AND SAW WOMEN SPINNING WOOL AND STUFF. SO, IT WAS VERY INTERESTING.)) [RUNS:06]
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[SOT 11:11:25]

((ISAAC MAISHALL/INDIAN VALLEY ELEM. STUDENT: WE LEARNED ABOUT THAT IN HISTORY CLASS. Kimberly McBroom: But it's neat to come up here and see it for yourself. ISAAC: YEAH. )) [RUNS:06]
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[SOT standup here 11:56:40 ]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: MABRY MILL SERVES TO EDUCATE THE YOUNGER GENERATION ABOUT A TRADITIONAL WAY OF LIFE-- IT ALSO REPRESENTS OLD MEMORIES FOR THOSE WITH ROOTS IN THIS AREA.)) [RUNS:09]
82- year- old Bruce Wilson's family is from Floyd county.
These days, Wilson enjoys having a leisurely breakfast at the counter of the Mabry Mill restaurant.
But years ago, he used to "burn rubber" on nearby roads.
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[SOT 10:49:38]

((BRUCE WILSON: OH, YEAH. WE USED TO RIDE OUR MOPEDS UP HERE FOR YEARS. WE HAD A LITTLE CLUB, FOUR OF US. AND ALL OF THEM'S GOTTEN OLD AND GRAY AND WHATNOT.)) [RUNS:11]
What apparently HASN'T gotten old is the public interest in Mabry Mill.
It remains a popular tourist attraction along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
And if you ask Wendell Sutphin, it's the taste of the corn meal, grits, and buckwheat flour that keeps people coming back.
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[SOT 11:37:58]

((WENDELL SUTPHIN/MABRY MILL OPERATOR: YEAH, IT'S BETTER. STONE GROUND, WATER GROUND, IT'S GROUND SLOWER. IT'S BETTER.)) [RUNS:06]
Mabry Mill is located at Milepost 176 on the parkway.
There's no admission fee, and it's open daily through August.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Meadows of Dan.))


[11-Balloon-Wedding]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-50 04:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Finally this morning, Did you see that?
A Roanoke couple was flying high after taking the plunge last night, literally.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Rather than step into a chapel to exchange their vows, Pamela Myers and Denton Gordon hopped aboard a hot air balloon while family and friends looked on from below.
Myers' father was a bit surprised by their unusual plans to unite.
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[SOT 00:05:28]
[IN Q=it was a ]

((RICHARD GRAY/PROUD FATHER:IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A SHOCK TO START WITH BUT I EVENTUALLY GOT OVER IT.)) 00:01:53 ((PAMELA MYERS/BRIDE:I PRAYED ALL DAY LONG THAT IT WAS GOING TO QUIT RAINING AND IT FINALLY DID, SO I'M JUST REALLY THANKFUL FOR THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Gray/Father of the Groom;]
[SUPER=01-Pamela Myers/Bride; :05]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=for that]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./December 1997;]


The couple decided to tie the knot in the air after riding in a hot air balloon at the Bikes or Bust fund-raiser in December.
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