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Good morning, I'm Denise Allen.
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And I'm Robin Reed. Happy Independence Day!!
[ANCHOR=Denise 2-shot]


It Saturday July Fourth. And Welcome to New-7 Saturday Morning. There's lots of news and sports ahead, but first let's get a peek at the weather.
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[ESS/FULL=]"WEATHER STORY"
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120-thousand people in northeastern Florida are being evacuated as the fires continue to spread.
Fire crews from across the country are heading south to help.
Volunteers from Roanoke County will head out tomorrow.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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((JOHN KING/CAVE SPRING FIRE CHIEF: THEIR EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE IS VERY IMPORTANT IN THIS. )) [RUNS:00]
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Cave Spring Fire Chief John King won't be among the seven Roanoke County fire fighters heading South, this weekend.


But he is familiar with the assignment.
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((JOHN KING/CAVE SPRING FIRE CHIEF: THEIR MAIN OBJECTIVE IS GOING TO BE TO TAKE CARE OF PRIMARILY HOUSE FIRES, THINGS LIKE THAT, BUT IF THEY'RE CALLED UPON TO DO MAIN LINE ATTACK THEY WILL DO THAT.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=do that.]


Alex Murillo is among the seven volunteer fire fighters who'll be leaving Sunday, by bus, en route to Florida.
He's been with the Cave Spring Fire Department for ten years and has fought similar fires in other states.
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((ALEX MURILLO/ROANOKE CO. VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTER:ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO, IDAHO, WASHINGTON STATE TWICE, THAT'S ALL. )) [RUNS:05]
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[TAKE SU-- LAST ONE ON TAPE] Several pieces of equipment from Roanoke County will also be heading South-- including brush trucks and tankers.
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((THEY'LL BE TRANSPORTED NOT ONLY FROM ROANOKE COUNTY BUT THEY'LL BE VARIOUS COUNTIES IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA WILL BE TRANSPORTING, BY TRAIN, DOWN TO FLORIDA. )) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=down to Florida.]


The fire fighters will remain in Florida for approximately two weeks-- working 12 to 18 hours shifts.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke County.))


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President Clinton is back in Washington this morning after his ten day trip to China.
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Air Force One touched down early this morning.
Clinton says his whirl wind trip to China was fantastic and he would like to have more summits with Chinese leaders.
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On a holiday note, if you're planning a cook out today you'll want to make sure the food you serve is safe.
President Clinton plans to use his weekly radio address to announce plans for tighter food safety rules to prevent food contamination.

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There's a new way to beat the summer heat in Lynchburg.
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It may look like a giant mushroom, but it's actually the newest public pool at Miller Park.
Lynchburg city officials this week helped dedicate the "mushroom pool", much to the delight of dozens of local children.
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((ED JONES/PARKS AND RECREATION ENGINEER: IT'S BASICALLY FOR THE SMALL KIDS. OTHER THAN THE KIDDIE POOL THEY'VE GOT HERE, THIS GIVES THEM SOMETHING ELSE THEY CAN PLAY IN AND ENJOY THEMSELVES IN THE SUMMER SUN.)) ((PARIS LENON/ACTING INTERIM DIRECTOR: THE RECREATION TASK FORCE, WHICH LOOKED AT ALL RECREATION PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE CITY, HAD AN IDEA WITH OUR CONSULTANT- CAME AND LOOKED IN AT LAST YEAR AND SAID WE NEED TO ADD SOMETHING TO THE POOL THAT WOULD MAKE IT INDUCIVE FOR A LOT OF OUR KIDS TO PARTICIPATE. SO THAT'S WHY THE CONCEPT OF THE RAIN DROP CAME BY.))

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[SUPER=01-Paris Lenon/Athletics Program Director; :09]
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The pool's 50- thousand dollar price tag was covered by the city's Neighborhood Initiative program.
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In sports, Roy Stanley has news from Wimbledon and major league baseball.
Good Morning Roy.
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...Don't forget, in about 17 minutes, the weekend diner is coming up.
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((HI, I'M CHARLOTTE, AND HER DAUGHTER THERESA. WE'RE FROM WELCH RUN FARMS. COMING UP ON THE WEEKEND DINER, WE'RE COOKING CHIPPY CHICKEN))
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[E-Balloonists]


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[***note ANCHOR Tag****]
A local fourth of July Celebration will take you up, up and away.
The Lexington Sunrise Rotary will top off the usual Independence Day festivities with balloon rides.
Stacey Martin and Photographer Greg Moore have more on the second annual Balloon Rally.
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((Flying is fun but the ground work starts here--where the four person crew cranks up the fan and tugs at the tow line--unfurling the purple shaded patches of their balloon--"Cloud 9".
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((TOM RAGLAND/BALLOON PILOT: THE BALLOON IS ALL FOLDED UP SO WE NEED TO SPREAD THE BOTTOM OUT AND ALL WE WERE DOING IS PULLING IT OUT SO IT GETS ALL FULL AND FILLING THIS WITH COLD AIR AT THE SAME SIZE THAT IT WOULD BE WHEN IT'S FLYING.))
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A quick squeeze on the valve--a flicker of flame and the balloon is in flight, giving many passengers and pilots their first OVER view of V-M-I and the countrysides surrounding historic Lexington.
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((TIM RIED/BALLOON PILOT: SCENERY WISE, I DON'T KNOW ANY PLACE YOU COULD GO THAT YOU WOULD HAVE NEATER SCENEERY. THERE'S MOUNTAIN RANGES ON BOTH SIDES OF YOU AND FLYING IN AN VALLEY LIKE THIS IS JUST REALLY PRETTY.)) [RUNS11]
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One ride with the wind, having a bird's eye view and many of these pilots were hooked, including Tom Ragland who traded in one pair of wings for a simple sort of high.
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((TOM RAGLAND/BALLOON PILOT: I'M ANY EX-NAVY FIGHTER PILOT AND I USED TO LAND ON AIR CRAFT CARRIERS AND IT'S A LOT MORE FUN LANDING IN PEOPLE'S BACKYARDS. THEY HAVE COFFEE AND DONUTS FOR YOU.)) [RUNS12]
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Though many of the pilots compete--the Lexington rally is not a race--but an opportunity, sponsors say, to showcase their city.
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((MICHAEL LYNN/LEXINGTON SUNRISE ROTARY: WE LIVE IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PARTS OF VIRGINIA AND THERE'S NOTHING LIKE SEEING IT FROM A BALLOON AND JUST SEEING BALLOONS FLYING OVER THE VALLEY AGAINST THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS--IT'S GREAT.)) [RUNS10]
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The rides will continue throughout the weekend and passengers will get to choose their fare by making donations to the Rotary Club.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Rockbridge County.))
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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The Lexington Sunrise Rotary plans to donate the event's proceeds to local children's health programs.












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Jim Gilmore's election may be nothing more than a memory now, but his campaign promises are still on many people's minds.
And, that means first phasing out the car tax.
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And while he says that program is successfully underway, he's reminding people he's just as devoted to his other top priority, higher education. Gilmore put a Blue Ribbon Commission in place when he became governor and a sub-committee is now in the preliminary stages of studying how to improve Virginia's colleges and universities.
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((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR; WE ALREADY HAVE VERY GOOD SCHOOLS AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THE QUALITY IS ACROSS THE BOARD IN ALL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND THAT WE HAVE THE VERY BEST. NOW WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE TO ACHIEVE THAT IN THE FUTURE? HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST? WHAT DO WE REALLY NEED TO EXCEL AND TO BE GOOD? HOW IS THE MONEY SPENT TO ACHIEVE THAT AND HOW MUCH MONEY IS GOING TO BE NECESSARY?))
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Gilmore doesn't have the answer to those questions just yet. But he says he will hold college officials more accountable in the near future.

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One Lexington Musician has a lot to celebrate this fourth of July.
About a month ago he signed his first major recording contract.
Now he's talking endorsements.
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In May, country singer -song writer Keith Bryant signed a contract with Tandem Records. Now, Bryant has been named one of the national spokespersons for Wickline Bedding, a California-based company. Bryant will be singing the praises of the business's "Country Nights" bedding line. Having a national endorsement will boost Bryant's career, but he says there's more hard work ahead.
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((KEITH BRYANT/RECORDING ARTIST; SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT ONCE YOU SIGN THE DOTTED LINE ON A DEAL LIKE THIS THAT YOU'VE MADE IT. I SEE THIS AS A REAL GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE IT. BUT I ALSO SEE IT AS A LOT OF HARD WORK.)) ((MIKE MALKIEWICZ/WICKLINE BEDDING PRESIDENT; IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HIM AND FOR OUR COMPANY. WE THINK THAT HE COULD BE, I DON'T WANT TO SAY THE NEXT GARTH BROOKS, BUT HE COULD BE A BIG COUNTRY STAR. IF HE RIDES THE WAVE, WE'RE GONNA RIDE WITH HIM. SO AS OUR COMPANY GROWS, HE'S GOING TO RIDE WITH US.))
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The announcement kicks off Bryant's summer concert tour, which begins today in Lexington at a 4th of July celebration.

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A homerless night for Mark McGuire, actually Cincinnati walked the Cardinal slugger twice.
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Reggie Sanders single to right field scores Pokey Rees to tie it for the Reds.
Pokey at the plate this time, his short single score Barry Larkin and the Reds win it six to three.
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN;]


Great defense in Minneapolis, Gonzalez at the plate for the Tigers, goes to center field. Lawton makes the diving catch for the Twins.
It takes an extra inning but Detroit edges Minnesota five to four.
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Mets-Fox Sports;]


The Braves take a one nothing lead when Chipper Jones scores off the Lopez base hit.
Walt Weiss lays down the perfect bunt and Atlanta holds off New York three to two.
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If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calender.
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Andrew's not here this morning.
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But not to worry, the weekend diner still is.
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[Dissolve to Chyron 7153]
If you drop in 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 cook your family recip on the weekend diner, send in a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
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[***No Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


Sea breezes and low humidity have helped to slow down the Florida brush fires.
The situation still remains critical with 30- thousand people evacuated from their homes yesterday.
Some Roanoke County Firefighters are heading south to join other units from across the country fight the blaze.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


Governor Jim Gilmore is working on fulfilling some campaign promises.
Gilmore is focusing on higher learning.
He organized a subcommittee to look at how we can improve Virginia's colleges and make them better across the board.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]


If you are planning a boating trip on Smith Mountain Lake for the holiday, game wardens will be keeping you company.
They are patroling to make sure boaters are complying to safety laws.
The wardens will also conduct sobriety checkpoints.
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And that's what's making news on this Saturday .

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Good morning, I'm Denise Allen.
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And I'm Robin Reed
[ANCHOR=Denise]


It's (time) on Saturday July Fourth. Welcome back to News-7 Satyrday morning.
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A reprieve has come to fire fighters in Florida.
Sea breezes and higher humidity have helped slow the spread of blazes in Northeastern Florida.
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But officials fear the relief is only temporary.
And despite the small glimmer of hope the situation remains critical, in flagler County, flames are threatening from three directions.
30-thousand people were order to leave their homes yesterday.
During the six week battle with wild fires 120-thousand people have been ordered to evacuate because of the blazes.

More than 200 homes have been destroyed and more than 450-thousand acres have been scorched, that's an area 10 times the size of Washington, DCTERMS.
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If you're heading out to Smith Mountain Lake to celebrate Independence day you won't be alone.
Game wardens will be out in full force.
And as Tina Tenret shows us, they didn't wait for Independence day to start handing out the fines.
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(( Eight officers will patrol the lake this weekend.
They will run sobriety checkpoints to catch drunken boaters.
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((SGT. RON HENRY/STATE GAME WARDEN: WE'VE SEEN THE USE OF A DESIGNATED DRIVER SOAR AND WE'VE SEEN INTOXICATED DRIVERS FALL.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=INTOXICATED DRIVERS FALL]


But there are other ways of steering into trouble.
This jet skiier raced right past a no-wake buoy, without slowing to idle speed.
His penalty: a ticket and a court date.
These boys did not have two lifejackets on board.
Even a man who says he's a boat dealer did not know the letter of the law -- his registration number was not clearly marked on both sides of the boat.
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[IN Q=The majority]

((CARSON ALTIZER/STATE GAME WARDEN: THE MAJORITY OF TICKETS OR SUMMONS ARE ISSUED FOR BOATING SAFETY EQUIPMENT VIOLATIONS OR BOATING REGISTRATIONS OR FISHING LICENCES. THAT'S JUST IN HIGHEST NUMBERS.)) [RUNS:07]
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A traffic jam this weekend may throw these problems into full throttle, mixing inexperienced boaters and holiday spirits.
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((ABOVE ALL AVOID ALCOHOL. IF YOURE DRUNK AND YOU FALL OUT OF A CAR YOU HIT THE ROAD. OUT HERE YOU END UP 200 FEET BELOW YOUR BOAT.)) [RUNS:13]
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: SOME TIPS BEFORE YOU LEAVE DOCK THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND. CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOUR BOAT LIGHTS WORK, THAT YOU HAVE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER, A THROW CUSHION, AND ENOUGH WEARABLE LIFE JACKETS FOR EVERYONE ON BOARD. TINA TENRET, NEWS7 FRANKLIN COUNTY.)) [RUNS:13]
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Can't Hardly Wait is the latest teen-oriented movie.
Anna Wentworth says you may want to wait before rushing out to the theaters for this one.
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(([Anna On Camera] [11:56 Playback]
"Can't Hardly Wait" is a teen movie without the blood and gore. Most teens like these in movies are savaged by psychopathic wierdos. Here, they're just trashing a house and ending or beginning relationships. This party marks an end to old ties and beginning of uncertainty. [VO/NAT] [03:57 Clips] There are the stereotypes that always show up in these movies, the ditsy cheerleader; the nerdy X-files aficianados; a rock star wannabe; a group of white guys who mimic black hip-hop stars and of course, obnoxious athletes. [0:55 Clip Tape]
Preston( Ethan Embry) has had a crush on Amanda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) ever since he first saw her eat a pop tart in home room.
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[01:25 Clip Tape] But Amanda was taken over by the school's top jock, Mike. Now Mike has broken up with Amanda and Preston hopes fate is giving him a second chance with her. [01:35 Clips] So, he talks his cynical anti-social friend Denise (Lauren Ambrose) into going with him to the big end-of-high-school party where he plans to make his move.
Besides the Preston-Amanda situation, there are a variety of sub-plots all taking place at the party.. [Anna On Camera] "Can't Hardly Wait" gets a C+. Teens will probably relate to the characters and situations.... Their parents won't want to know!))


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[E-Bowers]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-43; 48:06]
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It's a day to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence,
but it was another document penned by our founding father that's attracting
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

the attention of Roanoke Mayor David Bowers.
He says the U-S Constitution should be left as is.
The Democrat spent yesterday morning campaigning in Roanoke-- handing out leaflets detailing the Constitution.
He's running against incumbent Bob Goodlatte.
Bowers is taking his Republican challenger to task saying Goodlatte introduced 17- amendments to the Constitution during the last two Congressional sessions.
According to Bowers-- some of the amendments include terms limits and prayer in school.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The man]

((DAVID BOWERS:THE MAN WE THOUGHT WAS A MODERATE REPUBLICAN REPRESENTING US IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, IN FACT, IS A FAR RIGHT REPUBLICAN AND I THINK THE PEOPLE, HE'S A NICE FELLOW, PEOPLE LIKE BOB GOODLATTE, I DON'T HAVE ANY QUESTION ABOUT THAT, BUT I'M ASKING THEM TO TAKE A LOOK AT HOW HE VOTES AND I'M THE KIND OF GUY WHO WOULD VOTE IN A MORE MODERATE WAY.))
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However, Goodlatte said that amendments have helped to improve the Constitution.
[SOT]
[INQ=Some of the]

((BOB GOODLATTE/SIXTH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN; SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES CONTAINED IN THE U-S CONSTITUTION WERE PUT THERE BY AMENDMENT.))
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[OUT Q=there by amendment.]
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Goodlatte says the Constitution is a "living document" and that the Founding Fathers meant for lawmakers to make adjustments to it over time.

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


The Texas Supreme Court has changed the way abortion protesters can deliver their message in the Lone star state.
The Court ruled six to three to eliminate the 100 foot buffer zone around five abortion clinics.
And four others were ordered to allow up to two sidewalk counselors to approach patients in the buffer zones, unless the patients ask to left alone.
The ruling overturns a 1992 ruling prohibiting abortion protests within 100 feet of Houston clinics.

[E-Unemployment]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-56; 00:11]
[GRAPHIC=Unemployment]


A low unemployment rate is getting mixed reviews from those in the work force.
It's good news for workers, but it's creating problems for some employers, who are looking for help.
Scott Golberg has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's the time]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01]
[SUPER=01-Henry Caldwell/Sonic Restaurants; :10]
[SUPER=@Scott1; :35]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Barnett/Virginia Employment Commission; :48]
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[OUT Q=SGO, News 7 Roanoke.]

(([start with some nat sound inside Sonic from "Unemployment/ihop" tape]
It's the time of year when places like fast-food restaurants shouldn't have to look far to find workers.
But employers will tell you this has been a cruel summer.
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[SOT 13 08 44]
[IN Q=this is our]

((HENRY CALDWELL/SONIC RESTAURANTS: THIS IS OUR SIXTH SUMMER HERE IN ROANOKE AND THIS IS OUR TOUGHEST HIRING SUMMER THAT WE HAVE EXPERIENCED.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=HAVE EXPERIENCED]


Henry Caldwell has resorted to paying higher wages to attract new workers.
And if he keeps that up, he says he'll have to start charging customers more for their food.
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[SOT 13 08 59]
[IN Q=wages are]

((HENRY CALDWELL: WAGES ARE ESCALATING A LITTLE BIT WHICH WILL AT SOME POINT TRANSLATE INTO HIGHER MENU PRICES FOR EVERYBODY.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=FOR EVERYBODY]
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[**STANDUP FROM "UNEMPLOYMENT 2"]
[IN Q=THE FAST FOOD INDUSTRY]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: THE FAST-FOOD INDUSTRY, LIKE ANY INDUSTRY THAT PAYS ENTRY-LEVEL WAGES, IS HAVING A TOUGH TIME FINDING HELP BECAUSE, WHEN THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO A CERTAIN POINT, IT MEANS MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO WANT A JOB HAVE ALREADY FOUND ONE.)) [RUNS15]
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[IN Q= WHEN THE RATE]

((JERRY BARNETT/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMISSION: WHEN THE RATE GETS AS LOW AS IT IS IN THE ROANOKE AREA, WHICH IS ABOUT 2.5 PERCENT RIGHT NOW, THAT'S CONSIDERED TO BE FULL EMPLOYMENT.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=FULL EMPLOYMENT]


Jerry Barnett says that shortage of workers [shots of construction site] also stops new business from moving into the area.
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[SOT 14 29 49]
[IN Q=they'll assume]

((JERRY BARNETT: THEY'LL ASSUME THAT BECAUSE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS LOW THAT WORKERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE SO THEY MAY NOT EVEN INVESTIGATE AN AREA.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=AN AREA]

[use taco bell sign from unemployment/ihop tape AND help wanted sign (Burger King) from "unemployment 2" tape]
The low unemployment rate is a sign of a strong economy.
But its flipside -- the shortage of available workers -- is making this the summer of employers' discontent.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Roanoke.))
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[Claytor-Lake-State-Park]


[ANCHOR=Denise 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]


Fireworks and cookouts will be the most common scenes during this Fourth of July weekend.
[ANCHOR=Robin 2-shot]


And while we're celebrating our nation's independence, an area state park is celebrating ITS creation some 50 years ago.
[ANCHOR=Robin Full]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


Kimberly McBroom headed down to Claytor Lake for this week's "Time Off".
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Often the phrase]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Richard Johnson/Park Manager; :27]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; :42]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=KM, News 7, Pulaski County]

(( Often the phrase, "going to the lake" implies taking a trip to SMITH MOUNTAIN Lake.
But for 50 years, the smaller CLAYTOR Lake has served recreational needs in the New River Valley.
On its 472 acres, the Claytor Lake State Park has designated fishing, swimming, and boating areas.
And overnight guests can set up camp, or take up temporary residence in one of several cabins.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:10:17]

((RICHARD JOHNSON/PARK MANAGER: WE DID A SURVEY LAST YEAR AND WE FOUND OUT THAT OVER 20 PERCENT OF OUR ATTENDANCE COMES FROM A GREATER RADIUS THAN 200 MILES FROM THE PARK. SO, WE ARE A SIGNFICANT DRAW FOR TOURISTS TO COME TO THE NEW RIVER VALLEY AND PROBABLY THE ROANOKE VALLEY, AS WELL.)) [RUNS:18]
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[SOT standup here 2:35:06]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE PARK'S VISITOR'S CENTER ALSO BOASTS HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE. IT WAS BUILT BY HAVEN HOWE, ONE OF THE AREA'S FIRST ENVIRONMENTALISTS.)) [RUNS:09]
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:11:49]

((RICHARD JOHNSON/PARK MANAGER: HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE AND HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN GETTING LEGISLATION PASSED, WHICH PROTECTED THE WATERS IN THE NEW RIVER AND OTHER WATERS IN THE STATE.)) [RUNS:10]
Contributions of the past have re- surfaced as the park celebrates its 50th anniversary.
On activities weekends honoring the anniversary, the park is accepting canned goods in lieu of parking fees, as a way of giving back to the community.
It seems fitting, considering that it was a COMMUNITY effort that bought the land for the park and got it up and running.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:08:47 ]

((RICHARD JOHNSON/PARK MANAGER: BACK IN THOSE DAYS, THE STATE DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY. IT WAS SHORTLY AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR, MONEY WAS SCARCE, AND THERE WAS A LOT OF DEMANDS. SO, THE COMMUNITY BANDED TOGETHER. SO, WE'RE REAL PROUD OF THAT, AND WE REMEMBER THAT IN OUR DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS. SO, WE'RE CELEBRATING THAT COMMITMENT OF THE COMMUNITY, RATHER THAN JUST 50 YEARS OF AN ENTITY BEING HERE.)) [RUNS:18]
So, what's in store for the park during the next 50 years?
Johnson says the park is undergoing some upgrades of its more out-dated structures.
But for now, he says there are no plans to expand the park-- just to keep it the same community attraction that it's always been.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Pulaski County. ))








[2-Sports]


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


Roy Stanley updates us on the progress of a local golfer and World Cup soccer.
Good Morning again Roy.
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[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


The Baltimore Orioles drop one to New York, for the YAnkees it's win number 59 and the Braves nip the visiting New York Mets.
Here's a look at the scoreboard.
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[Did-You-See]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=598-24 47:35]
[GRAPHIC=Did You See That?]


Did you see Mill Mountain Zoo's newest attraction?
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Jules, Geraldine and Marcel are (leemurs) Lemurs and they went on display this week. The animals are from the primate family and they're already drawing crowds of all ages.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT They're very fun]
[IN Q= 10.31.06]

((BETH POWELL/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: THEY'RE VERY FUN TO WATCH. THEY ARE VERY ACTIVE DURING THE DAY WHICH A LOT OF ANIMALS ARE NOT NORMALLY ACTIVE DURING THE DAY AND THEY SLEEP A LOT AND THESE GUYS JUMP AROUND A LOT.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Powell/Mill Mountain Zoo]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q= around a lot.]
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[VO-NAT]

The animals are considered an endangered species and can only be seen in six other zoos. They are on loan from Duke University and will be visiting until next year.
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