[Tobacco-Suit]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under fire]


Lynchburg is the site of the latest lawsuit against the tobacco industry. Former Lynchburg resident J-P "Buster" Vaughn the Third filed the lawsuit in Lynchburg federal court on Thursday.
Vaughn seeks unspecified damages on behalf of a million Virginians who bought tobacco products in the last 25 years.
According to a formula outlined in the suit, the amount sought would be in the Billions.
The suit claims the tobacco industry intentionally decieved the public about smoking's health effects and used nicotine to hook smokers.

[Capitol-Shooting]


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


Thousands paid their respects to the second victim of last week's fatal shooting at the Capitol Building.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Jacob Chestnut was the first officer to meet the gunman.
Security tapes show he never knew what hit him.
He was talking with a tourist when the gunfire erupted.
[SUPER=03-Arlington;]


The Air Force veteran was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Sometimes you]

(( SUPER: KARYN CHESTNUT//DAUGHTER: SOMETIMES YOU DON'T REALLY REALIZE HOW MANY PEOPLE A PERSON HAS TOUCHED AND AFFECTED UNTIL THEY'RE GONE. SO I GUESS DADDY HAD THE MIDAS TOUCH.))
[SUPER=01-Karyn Chestnut/Daughter;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=had the midas touch.]
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[VO-NAT]


The other officer killed in the shootout, Detective John Gibson, was laid to rest Thursday.
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[11-Pay-Raises]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-51 49:35]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Earley]


Attorney General Mark Earley is finally saying no to extra money for General Assembly members.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


Earley says it's unconstitutional for legislators to increase either their daily pay or office allowances.
He says he filed a petition in Supreme Court yesterday, to fight the pay raise.
Legislators voted to give themselves extra money starting July first but Mark Earley blocked it.
Delegate Dick Cranwell agrees a per diem bonus would be unconstitutional.
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[SOT 13:37:18]
[IN Q=I think the office expense]

((I THINK THAT'S BASICALLY AN ACTUAL INCREASE IN WHAT WE ARE PAID OKAY AND NOT AN OFFICE ALLOWANCE FOR THE EXPENSE OF MAINTAINING AN OFFICE. TO ME THERE'S A CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION SAYING YOU CAN'T INCREASE YOUR SALARY DURING THE TERM FOR WHICH YOU'RE ELECTED.))
[SUPER=@Cranwell;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=you're elected]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=Cranwell]


Cranwell says he was one of about 30 members of the General Assembly that turned down the raise -- he says all legislators should do that instead of wasting taxpayers money on a court battle.

[5-Castellanos]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=598-23 TC1:03:13]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


He funneled cocaine by the kilo through Roanoke.
Yesterday, he was sentenced to nearly 16-years in prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January]


J-R Castellanos (cas-tuh-YAWN-oh) got more time -15 years, eight months- -than any one else except for Javier Cruz... and Cruz fled the country before he was sentenced.
Castellanos returned to Roanoke for trial after he was released on bond- -to the surprise of everyone but the judge.
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[SOT 12:29:50]
[IN Q=That was raised]
((THAT WAS RAISED AS A POINT, THAT HE DID COME BACK AFTER BEING ADMITTED TO BOND ON THE OFFENSE.[RUNS=:05] Why was it w

idely believed that he would bolt, that he would leave the country? HE HAD NO SIGNIFICANT TIES TO THIS COUNTRY. HE WAS SEPARATED FROM HIS WIFE AT THE TIME AND HAD TRAVELED TO COLUMBIA ON AN INTERMITTENT BASIS BETWEEN 1991 AND 1997.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Mott/Assitant U.S. Attorney]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=1997]
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[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=None]


Castellanos claims he continued distributing drugs, because he was in debt, suffering from alcoholism and feared for his life.





[Addison-Reunion]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Twenty five years have passed since Lucy Addison High School graduated its last class... but this weekend, former students from more than 40 classes are remembering their days in the classroom.
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[SOT ub 11:06:57 tape 1]
[IN Q=Miss Sadie lawson was one of my favorite]

((BEATRICE BEALE BURWELL/CLASS OF '29: MISS SADIE LAWSON WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE TEACHERS, AND SHE WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES BECAUSE SHE DEMANDED THE BEST.))
[SUPER=01-Beatrice Beale Burwell/Class of '29;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=demanded the best.]
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[VO-NAT COVER OF MS. BURWELL, REUNION COVER & MEMORABILIA ROOM]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Beatrice (bee-AT-tris) Beale Burwell (BER-WELL) was a member of the Class of 1929, the first class to graduate from Lucy Addison High School.
This weekend, she joins hundreds of other former students who are gathering for their reunion in Roanoke.
A meeting room at the Civic Center is lined with photos and fond memories.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 11:05:04]
[IN Q=The school at that time]

((BEATRICE BEALE BURWELL: THE SCHOOL AT THAT TIME IS WHAT YOU CALL A REAL SCHOOL. FROM THE LEADERSHIP THAT ENTHUSIASM, THAT DEDICATION AND THAT WE WERE INSTILLED TO WANT TO DO OUR BEST, WAS JUST IN THE STUDENTS AND IT JUJST PASSED DOWN FROM ONE CLASS TO THE NEXT, ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT.))
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=one generation to the next.]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=None]


More than 800 people are expected for the Lucy Addison Reunion. Events include a banquet tonight, and a picnic sunday afternoon.

[6-Mental-Health]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-44 1:14:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A recent report has a state mental health facility in Danville on the defensive.
Christy Hubley spoke with the people who run Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Danville's Southern Virginia]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Connie Fletcher/SVMHI Director; :28]
[SUPER=01-Earle Garrett/Special Justice; :51]
[SUPER=@Christy2; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Wade Hopkins/SVMHI Administrator; 1:09]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]

(( Danville's Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute should get the ax.
That's according to a state-commissioned report prepared by Doctor Jeffrey Geller, a nationally-recognized expert in psychiatric care.
After visiting the facility, he concluded the majority of its patients could be better served in the community.
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[SOT 18:48:58-:03]
[IN Q=We were very surprised ]

((CONNIE FLETCHER/SVMHI DIRECTOR: WE WERE VERY SURPRISED AND SHOCKED AT THAT RECOMMENDATION.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=at that recommendation.]


Director Connie Fletcher says she knew Geller would find some problems at Southern Virginia.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18:49:22-:41]
[IN Q=We were very prepared]

((CONNIE FLETCHER/SVMHI DIRECTOR: WE WERE VERY PREPARED FOR A LOT OF REAL CONSTRUCTIVE, CRITICAL COMMENT AND HAD LET THE STAFF KNOW THAT THE CONSULTANT WAS HERE TO HELP US IMPROVE SERVICES BY TELLING US WHAT WE WERE DOING WELL BUT BY TELLING US AREAS THAT WE COULD IMPROVE IN.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=could improve in.]


Earle Garrett is the man who has the final say on who should be committed.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 19:02:12-:20]
[IN Q=I will confess that I]

((EARLE GARRETT/SPECIAL JUSTICE: I WILL CONFESS THAT I HAVE COMMITTED ONE OR TWO THAT PROBABLY DIDN'T REALLY NEED TO BE HERE. BUT THEY HAD NOWHERE TO GO.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=nowhere to go.]


If Southern Virginia goes, patients and their families would have to travel three hours to the nearest state mental health institutes.
They're not the only ones who would have to leave.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18:56:12-:23]
[IN Q=There would probably be]

((WADE HOPKINS/SVMHI ADMINISTRATOR: THERE WOULD PROBABLY BE ABOUT 175-180 EMPLOYEES THAT WOULD BE OUT LOOKING FOR WORK IN THIS COMMUNITY, POSSIBLY HAVE TO RELOCATE.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=have to relocate.]


Governor Jim Gilmore has appointed a commission to review Geller's report and make its own finding.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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[5-Vistar]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-30 36:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A legislative committee looking at how the state approves big expenses by health care providers got an earful on eye care yesterday.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


Vistar eye center still has an application pending before state regulators for a "certificate of public need" to build a surgery center.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But in an unusual move, one Vistar doctor was allowed to speak to lawmakers yesterday about the law that governs the certificates.
He even brought a patient.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE TWO 20:07]
[IN Q=Ladies]

((LAVALETTE ANTHONY/CATARACT SURGERY PATIENT: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE, I IMPLORE YOU TO RECONSIDER YOUR DECISION, AND ALLOW DOCTORS TO BUILD PLACES TO PERFORM THEIR EYE SURGERY AT A COST THAT WE CAN AFFORD. WE NEED TO SEE BETTER.))
[SUPER=01-Lavalette Anthony/Cataract Surgery Patient;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=see better.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


But with further questioning, lawmakers learned Vistar could perform the surgeries at its offices now -- just without charging an extra fee on top of the doctor's fee.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape two09:12]
[IN Q=Why don't]

((DR. FRANK COTTER/VISTAR EYE CENTER: WHY DON'T WE DO IT IN THE OFFICE? WE'D GO OUT OF BUSINESS IF WE DID NOT HAVE THE FEE FOR PROVIDING THAT SERVICE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Frank Cotter/Vistar Eye Center;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=that service.]
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[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=None]


Vistar says it needs to charge the extra "facilities" fee the certificate would allow, to make up for the shrinking amount Medicare will reimburse for the surgery.

[11-Stratford-House]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-46 1:07:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Residents of a Danville retirement community will soon enjoy more spacious living.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The Stratford House has announced a major renovation project.
It will spend a million dollars to add 12- assisted-living apartments and 4- independent-living penthouse suites.
The Stratford House says as residents get older, it needs to keep up with their needs.
With a new focus on assisted-living, that area of the Stratford House will get a seperate main entrance, renovated dining room, and outdoor terrace.
The renovation project should be completed by early next year.
Decades ago, the Stratford House was Stratford College for women.
It became a retirement facility in 1990.
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[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Sports Plays]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


The National Football League's exhibition seasons is underway and Seattle is flying high.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/Seahawks-King;]


Seahawk Michael Black takes the hand off and jumps over the pile to give Seattle the 20-13 lead over Dallas.
The Cowboys on their home turf come back as Warren skates into the end zone untouched. But the Boys miss the extra point and a field goal.
And Seattle gets lucky breaks like this botched punt to Dallas' 10 yard line and the Seahawks win 20-to-19.
[Super=03-Los Angeles, CA/WNBA;]


In the WNBA Orlando Woolridge gets his first victory as the Sparks head coach.
It was a game early as the visiting Phoenix Mercury wins the battle for the ball and gets the bucket.
But luckily for Woolridge and the L-A ladies there was some divine intervention and...
The Mercury didn't rise to this occasion as Los ANgles post a 71 to 56 win over Phoenix.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=MLB]


A lot of players changed jerseys in the majors yesterday in a flurry of trading activity.
Some notables Randy Johnson is now donning an Astros uniform. Houston picked up the 1995 A-L Cy young award winner from Seattle for two minor leaguers.
And the Orioles got some help in the bullpen as they picked up right hander Juan Guzman. Baltimore gave pitcher Nerio Rodriguez and minor leaguer Shannon Carter to Toronto in the trade.[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]


J-R Castellanos(cas-tuh-YAWN-oh) was sentenced to almost 16 years in prison yesterday.
He was convicted for funneling cocaine by the kilo through Roanoke.
Castellanos received more time than anyone else except Javier Cruz.
Cruz fled the country before he was sentenced.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


Former students of Lucy Addison High School are coming together for a reunion this weekend.
Students from more than 40 graduating classes are meeting at the Civic Center.
More than 800 people are expected to attend. Events include a banquet tonight and a picnic Sunday afternoon.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise **Full**]


Former Lynchburg resident J-P "Buster" Vaughn the Third filed a lawsuit against the tobacco industry in Lynchburg Federal Court on Thursday.
The suit claims that the tobacco industry intentionally deceived the public about health effects and used nicotine to hook smokers.
The amount sought in the suit could be in the billions.
And that's what's making news on this Saturday August First.
We'll be back in just a minute.

[COMM#4]




[Clinton-Intern]


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


President Clinton will testify before the federal grand jury via closed-circuit television from the White House.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Long Island, NY;]


THe first couple is spending the weekend in the Hamptons raising money for the democratic party.
But before the trip, the president said he's anxious to get the investigation into his alleged affair with intern Monica Lewinsky behind him.
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[SOT 5:32:59]
[IN Q=I am looking]

((I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE OPPORTUNITY IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS OF TESTIFYING. I WILL DO SO COMPLETELY, AND TRUTHFULLY, I AM ANXIOUS TO DO IT, BUT I HOPE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHY IN THE INTERIM I CAN AND SHOULD HAVE NO FURTHER COMMENT ON THESE MATTERS.))
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=on these matters]
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[VO-NAT]


Monica Lewinsky is expected to testify before the grand jury next week.
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[Coleman-Arrest]


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


Another child star is posing for mug-shots.
"Different Strokes" star Gary Coleman surrendered to police yesterday afternoon.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hawthorne, CA;]


Coleman, now 30 years old, was wanted for questioning for allegedly hitting a woman who asked for his autograph.
The woman claims Coleman hit her after she told him he had a bad attitude and that is why he's no longer acting.
Coleman surrendered several hours later than expected.
Police say he could have avoided being arrested by arriving on time.
(------------)


[Tobacco-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under fire]


Lynchburg is the site of the latest lawsuit against the tobacco industry. Former Lynchburg resident J-P "Buster" Vaughn the Third filed the lawsuit in Lynchburg federal court on Thursday.
Vaughn seeks unspecified damages on behalf of a million Virginians who bought tobacco products in the last 25 years.
According to a formula outlined in the suit, the amount sought would be in the Billions.
The suit claims the tobacco industry intentionally decieved the public about smoking's health effects and used nicotine to hook smokers.

[5-Willow-River]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=cch]
[TAPE#=598-28 TC53:34]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


A fire that broke out Thursday at a Salem apartment complex has attracted the suspicion of investigators.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Thursday]


The fire was the second this week at the Willow River Apartment Complex.
The cause of the blaze has not been determined, but investigators say it is suspicious.
Nobody was home when the fire broke out.
Firefighters contained the fire to one bedroom-- the rest of the apartment suffered smoke damage.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=HOLD]


Fire officials have not come up with a cause of Tuesday's blaze either, though they say the two are probably NOT c

onnected.[11-Abstinence]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-49 1:05:37]
[GRAPHIC=teen pregnancy]


Central Virginia social workers hope a new influx of federal grant money will help them stem the rising tide of teen pregnancies in their area.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Family Services Incorporated recently was awarded 160- thousand dollars to implement a new "abstinence- only" after- school program.
140 seventh graders from around central Virginia will be taught the benefits of abstaining from sex until marriage.


(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:50:23]
[IN Q=Ways in which]

((JOAN FOSTER/FAMILY SERVICES OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA: WAYS IN WHICH THEY CAN RESIST, WAYS IN WHICH THEY CAN SAY `NO', WAYS IN WHICH THEY CAN RESIST OTHER PEER PRESSURES TO ALCOHOL, DRUGS. IT TEACHES SELF- ASSURANCE, IT FOCUSES ON BEING THE BEST YOU CAN BE IN FUTURE ENDEAVORS AND DEVELOPING A VISION FOR YOURSELF.))
[SUPER=01-Joan Foster/Family Services of Central VA; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=vision for yourself.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The students chosen will stay with the program for four years.
Lynchburg is one of just six Virginia localities chosen to receive the federal grant money.
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[ZorroOpen]


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


The latest movie starring Antonio Banderas takes a new stab at an old story.
Anna Wentworth says Zorro hits very close to the mark.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=Stop Animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Zorro]


[ANCHOR=Anna]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=MR-2]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=07-Anna Wentworth; :00]
[SUPER=04-"The Mask of Zorro"; :07]
[SUPER=04-Tristar;]
[SUPER=04-Anna's Grade - "B+"; 2:15]
[RUNS=2:20]
[OUT Q=it delivers.]

(([Anna on Camera--Playback Tape]
The Mask of Zorro delivers action, exuberance and adventure and has a strong story line as well. [CLIP TAPE 19:45]
The original Zorro, Don Diego de la Vega (Anthony Hopkins) has been imprisoned by his arch enemy, Don Raphael, for twenty years. His daughter Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones) was kidnapped by Don Raphael and brought up as his own. Now it's twenty years later. De la Vega has escaped from prison. Don Raphael is back from Spain, bringing Elena with him. He is plotting to buy California and rule it himself with a group of toadies. De la Vega needs a new Zorro to take up where he left off and protect the ordinary people of his homeland. He finds him in the person of a rather uncouth bandit, Alejandro (Antonio Banderas), whom he has to make into a gentleman and an adept fighter.
The acting here is good. The scenes between Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins are often amusing, but the relationship that results has a convinving warmth. The romantic sparks between Banderas and his female co-star Cathine Zeta-Jones are very convincing as well.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 22:47 Clip Tape]
[IN Q=I don't have time]

[RUNS1:09]
[OUT Q=they kiss]

[Anna On Camera]
Mask of Zorro gets a B+. For pure adventure and fun, it delivers.))
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[11-Floyd-Jamboree]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-52 30:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been a tradition in Floyd for years. David Johnson has more from the Friday Night Jamboree.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=bANJO PLAYIN']
[SUPER=03-Floyd; :01]
[SUPER=01-Hubert Roberson/Store Owner; :22]
[SUPER=07-Charles Saunders; 1:01]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=N7, Floyd]

(([NAT SOUND] [RUNS06] Banjo playin', base pluckin' and flat footin'. Pickin' and grinnin' is the Friday night thing in Floyd. This jam session was born in 1984 when a local band began using the Floyd Country Store, formerly "Cochram's General Store", as a place to practice.
[SOT=20:31:59]
[IN Q=WHAT HAPPENED]

((HUBERT ROBERSON/STORE OWNER; WHAT HAPPENED, WE'D BE PLAYING IN HERE AND PEOPLE WOULD HEAR US. WE HAD LOCKED THE DOORS AND PEOPLE STARTED KNOCKING ON DOORS WANTING TO COME IN.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=TO COME IN.]

Since then the event has grown, spilling outside of the store into the street. Over the years people from all over the country and half way around the world have joined in. Smoking, drinking and rough housing are not allowed. That family atmosphere attracts the young and the young at heart.
[SOT=20:41:04 - 20:45:17]
[IN Q=IT'S FUN]

((IT'S FUN AND A LOT OF MUSIC HERE WITH LOTS OF TALENT IN IT. IT'S FUN, LOTS OF TALENT AND IT'S GOOD EXERCISE.)) ((CHARLES SAUNDERS; MOSTLY THE FELLOWSHIP. I ENJOY THE MUSIC OF COURSE, BUT THEN YOU GET TO KNOW THE MUSICIANS AND THE OTHER PEOPLE. SO IT'S A REAL FAMILY ORIENTED THING AND I ENJOY THAT.)) [RUNS23]
[OUT Q=ENJOY THAT.]

[STAND-UP/20:52:42] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; NOW THIS KIND OF FUN GOES ON JUST ABOUT EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT, BUT THIS WEEKEND IS KIND OF SPECIAL. AS MOST MUSICIANS ARE TUNING UP FOR NEXT WEEK'S OLD FIDLER'S CONVENTION IN GALAX. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, FLOYD.))

[RUNS12]))


[Thunder-Valley]


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


Many of us fantasize about cruising fast on the Autobahn, or taking a turn on a Nascar racetrack.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]


But if you have a lead foot, there is a more local alternative.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly Full]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


In this week's "Time Off" segment, we got to speed over to Salem's Thunder Valley.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's not exactly]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Mills/Thunder Valley Asst. Manager; :11]
[SUPER=01-Monica McLain/Thunder Valley Manager; :47]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=drives out of frame]

(( It's not exactly "Days of Thunder", but to local racing enthusiasts, Thunder Valley is at least on the right track.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE 1 13:18:14]

((LARRY MILLS/ASST. MANAGER: WE NEVER HAD ANYTHING LIKE THIS IN THE VALLEY AND I REALLY THINK IT WAS SOMETHING WE NEEDED AND THE WAY THAT BUSINESS HAS BEEN, I THINK IT'S REALLY TRUE.)) [RUNS:07]
The indoor go- cart track got up and running in January of 97.
The OUTDOOR track just opened this summer after many requests from patrons.
Each ride costs three- fifty, or you can purchase multi- ride passes.
Management says Thunder Valley has grown popular with people of all ages-- but you do have to be at least eight years old and 56- inches tall to drive the INDOOR carts.
In fact, safety NOT speed is the track's first priority.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape 1 13:45:31 ]

((MONICA MCLAIN/THUNDER VALLEY MANAGER: WE HAVE CUTOFF DEVICES ON EACH TRACK, SO WE CAN CUT EVERYBODY OFF IF SOMETHING LOOKS LIKE IT'S NOT EXACTLY RIGHT. WE HAVE VERY STRICT RULES THAT WE ARE SURE THAT EVERYBODY FOLLOWS. WE MAKE SURE THEIR SEAT BELTS ARE GOOD AND SECURE, AND WE'RE REALLY WATCHING THEM. WE'RE JUST NOT LETTING THEM GO.)) [RUNS:16]
To keep drivers motivated, Thunder Valley has a computerized leader board.
But if you prefer to stay on steady ground, there's also a game room.
McLain says there are lot of racing fans who just want a taste of what it's like to be on the circuit-- even if it is for just a few minutes at a time.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE 1 13:45:17 ]

((MONICA MCLAIN/THUNDER VALLEY MANAGER: LOTS OF DALE EARNHARDT FANS, MARK MARTINS, JEFF-- UH, WHAT'S HIS NAME-- GORDON, YEAH, A LOT OF THEM.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE 1 13:45:09]

((MONICA MCLAIN/THUNDER VALLEY MANAGER: IT GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO COME OUT HERE AND TRY TO DO WHAT THEY SEE ON TELEVISION.)) [RUNS:10]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT standup close tape 1 14:42:38]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: SO, IF YOU FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED, BUT CAN'T MAKE IT DOWN TO BRISTOL OR MARTINSVILLE. YOU CAN TEST YOUR SKILLS AT SALEM'S OWN LITTLE RACE TRACK. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS:11]))









[5-Flower-Bed]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=bay]
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Finally this morning, did you see the place that gives the term "flower-bed" a whole new meaning?
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Jerry Huff of Botetourt County grows his flowers in iron bed frames. He says he got the idea from a picture in a magazine. After some prompting from his wife, Jerry began his quest for the beds.
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[IN Q=I saw two]

((JERRY HUFF; I SAW TWO ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD ONE DAY AT THIS LADY'S HOUSE AND I ASKED HER AND SHE SAID YEAH. AND THEN WE STARTED HAVING A PLAY ON WORDS AND SO THE FLOWER BED TURNED INTO AN HERB BED AND A HOT BED AND A BED OF LETTUCE, AND TOMATO BED, AND JUST ALL KIND OF STUFF.))
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[OUT Q=kind of stuff.]
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[VO-NAT]

Since that day his collection of flower beds has continued to grow.
It includes everything from vegetable beds to a bed of roses.
Jerry says he is running out of names for the beds, but he would still like to have a few more to add color to the garden. (------------)