[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


More U-S troops continue to head to the Persian Gulf as the Secretary General of the United Nations continues to seek a diplomatic solution with Iraq.
Jonathan Freed has more on the situation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :10]
[SUPER=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Spokesperson; :44]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Kofi Annan/UN Secretary General; 1:23]
[SUPER=01-Nizar Hamdoon/UN Iraqi Ambassador; 1:41]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:50]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=The White House]

((
As American forces mass in the Persian Gulf...preparing to fire...the
Commander in Chief launched another diplomatic salvo towards Baghdad.
The message: obey the United Nations, and this can all end peacefully.

LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, D.C.

SOT (CLINTON): SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS IT WITHIN ITS HANDS...WITHIN HIS


HANDS...TO END THIS CRISIS NOW BY RESUMING FULL COOPERATION WITH
UNSCOM.

As the President was speaking, word came from the Iraqi News Agency
that Saddam was willing to accept any initiative that meets Iraq's
demands to lift the economic sanctions against his country.

To some, it sounded like a possible overture to peace, but to the
White House it sounded like more of the same.

SOT (JOE LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON): HE'S TALKING ABOUT AN


INITIATIVE BASED ON HIS TERMS AND CONDITIONS...AND THE MESSAGE HE
NEEDS TO GET IS THAT THIS HAS TO BE DONE BASED ON THE CONDITIONS AND
TERMS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.

Those terms have been clear since the end of the Gulf War: sanctions
would be lifted once international inspectors verified that Iraq was
not producing weapons of mass destruction. But Saddam is refusing to
let the inspectors do their job...claiming they will never be
satisfied with Iraq's efforts.

LOCATOR: NEW YORK.

Following a Security Council meeting late Friday, the U-N Secretary
General urged Iraq to change its mind. But he did not sound
optimistic about avoiding a military confrontation.

SOT (KOFI ANNAN/UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL): I WOULD URGE


PRESISENT SADDAM HUSSEIN AND THE IRAQI LEADERSHIP TO RESUME
COOPERATION WITH UNSCOM...

The Iraqi ambassador insisted he had to consult with Baghdad.

SOT (NIZAR HAMDOON/IRAQI AMBASSADOR TO THE U-N): WE STILL HOPE FOR

A
DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION...BUT IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THE U-S WANTS
THAT...ACCORDING TO OUR READING. (PARAPHRASED)

STAND-UP (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): THE SECRETARY OF STATE IS SAYING
THAT THE GOAL OF U-S MILITARY STRIKES WOULD BE TO DEGRADE SADDAM
HUSSEIN'S ABILITY TO DELEVOP AND DELPOY WEAPONS OF MASS
DESTRUCTION...AND TO WEAKEN IRAQ'S ABILITY TO THREATEN ITS NEIGHBORS.
J-F...WHITE HOUSE. ))


[11Franklin-Body]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-56 1:51:00]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A picture of the unknown black man found dead and burned has been released by Franklin County sheriffs deputies.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


This man died of two gunshot wounds.
He was found Tuesday morning off Route 756 in the (SID-nors-ville) Sydnorsville section of Franklin County.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;]


He was partially burned and wearing no pants.
Investigators do not know who he is or what happened to him.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18:58:11]
[IN Q=If we could]

((LT. DAVID CUNDIFF/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: IF WE COULD GET HIM IDENTIFIED AND HIS BACKGROUND, THEN WE'D KNOW. SOMETIMES IT COULD BE A ROBBERY WHERE THEY JUST LIKED HIS HIGH-DOLLAR PANTS AND HIS SHOES AND THEY STOLE THEM FROM HIM.
COULD BE DRUG RELATED OR COULD BE NONE OF HTIS. HE COULD HAVE BEEN SITTING AT HOME WATCHING T-V AND THEY ABDUCTED HIM OUT OF HIS HOUSE. WE DON'T KNOW.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. David Cundiff/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=we don't know]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Investigators are relying on the man's fingerprints and missing persons reports to reveal his identity.
(----------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=none]


As far as a suspect goes, they're chasing leads in Rockingham County, North Carolina.

[11cross-burning]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=98-70 56:54]
[GRAPHIC=Cross Burning]


A man charged with a felony for allegedly burning a cross at the conclusion of a K-K-K rally in Southwest Virginia will face a grand jury.
A Carroll County judge ruled there was sufficient evidence to move the case forward after listening to lenghty arguments from Barry Black's defense attorney-- who happens to be African American.
Teresa Hamilton reports from Hillsville.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I took an oath]
[SUPER=01-David Baugh/Defense Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville; :17]
[SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Carroll Co. Prosecutor; 1:12]
[super=@Teresa1; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=N7, Hillsville.]


[11Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-66 40:23]
[GRAPHIC=Bud Pritchett]


Bud Pritchett is set to go on trial in March for the Ironto Rest Stop Murder.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


A Montgomery County judge set a new date after a brief hearing yesterday afternoon.
The case had been delayed because Pritchett and his family were unhappy with his legal representation.
But he told the judge yesterday that he'll stick with Jimmy Turk after all.
Pritchett's accused of killing and robbing a Roanoke man at an I-81 rest stop last year.
(------------)


[Texas-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Heavy rains are devastating Texas once again.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Splendora, TX;]


In Splendora, officials say the worst is yet to come.
The Trinity River is expected to rise to 30 feet by Monday.
People living in low lying areas are being told to evacuate.
So far no deaths or serious injuries have been reported.
(------------)


[Iraq-2]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


According to the associated press there is information that the Iraqi leadership would reply favorably to a letter sent by U-N secretary General Kofi Annan to Iraqi President saddanm Hussein. Iraqi's U-N ambassador said yesterday that Annan was sending a letter to Sadam. The letters contents could not be confirmed but it is understood to contain a pledge to work for the lifting of U_N sanctions if Iraq allows inspectors to return to work. Western diplomats said the letter would repeat Annan's urgent appeal to Saddam to resume cooperation with the inspectors immediatly

[Jones]


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


An agreement has been reached with Paula Jones and lawyers on both sides say the case appears to be finished.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The settlement is 850-thousand dollars out of President Clinton's own pocket.
But it does not come with an apology or admission of guilt.
In return Jones agrees to drop her appeal to reinstate her case.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=we're very pleased]

((BILL BENNETT/CLINTON ATTORNEY: WE'RE VERY PLEASED WE REACHED A SETTLEMENT. THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT WANT TO SPEND PNE MORE MINUTE ON THIS MATTER.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Bennett/Clinton Attorney;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=on this matter]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The agreement is what Clinton offered nearly four years ago.
Jones is said to be ecstatic.
She reportedly has more than two and a half million dollars in legal bills.
(------------)



[11Sexual-Harassment]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-62 1:20:04]
[GRAPHIC=Sexual harrassment]


Apparently there's no recourse for people who have been sexually harassed if they work for small companies.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington;]


Vicki Lynn Mitchem says her boss, Durwood Counts, sexually harassed her, then fired her.
Counts denies those charges.
His lawyer is trying to toss the case out, because laws do not cover sexual harassment in companies with fewer than five people.
The plaintiff's attorney wants to change that.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:45:00]
[IN Q=I argued that]

((I ARGUED THAT VIRGINIA LAW DOES NOT REQUIRE A WOMAN TO PROVIDE SEXUAL FAVORS TO HER EMPLOYER AND IF SHE IS FIRED FOR REFUSING TO DO SO THE VIRGINIA COURTS WILL STOP IT.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Grimes/Plaintiff's Lawyer;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=will stop it]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


An Alleghany County judge has taken the case under advisement.
(------------)




[11Haygood]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-58]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Lynchburg man who attacked a woman last spring will undergo more psychiatric testing before he's sentenced for the crime.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;]


57- year- old John Major Haygood had pled guilty to abduction and malicious wounding charges in September.
Haygood tried to abduct a woman at knifepoint outside Lynchburg General Hospital the night of April 28th.
He faces up to thirty years in prison, but yesterday, a judge ordered another evaluation of Haygood's mental status.

(----------------)


[Sports-Plays]


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


In late night sports action we travel to Vancouver, where the Canucks and the Mighty Ducks battled it out on the ice.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vancouver, BC/NHL-Fox Sports;]


Anaheim tied things up in the first with this shot by Markus Naslund.
But Brian McCabe scores the go ahead goal for Vancouver and the Canucks go on to win it five to two.
[SUPER=03-Albuquerque, NM/ESPN;]


Now to Albuquerque for the B-C-A Classic as number 20 New Mexico tangled with a pesky Depaul team.
The Blue Demons led most of the game, but Lobo Kevin Henry drives into the paint and throws up the off balanced shot for the score.
DePaul could put it away at the line, but doesn't, then fumbles the rebound, New Mexico travels the length of the court for the 82-to-81 victory.
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Lifetime Network;]


The women were in action last night as Duke's Krista Gringrich dumps the three.
But U-Conn had the upper hand all night and cruises to the 104-74 win in Durham.
(------------)

[Diner-Tease]
[NEWSCAST=SAT AM]
[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[TAPE=wknd Diner #2]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[andrew will ad lib into tease]
(/////SOT/////)



[SOT 2:37:46]
[IN Q=Hi, i'm becky]

((HI, I'M BECKY STROUGH, COMING UP ON THE WEEKEND DINER I'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE A BROCCOLI CASSEROLE THAT IS REALLY GOOD TO TAKE TO A POTLUCK DINNER, AND IT'S EASY TO MAKE.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=easy to make]



[COMM #3]


STRAIGHT TO COMMERCIAL[DinerOpen]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Diner Open]
[GRAPHIC=Weekend Diner]


It is our second straight cassarole and it is another one of those easy to make recipes


(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[Weekend-Diner]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Wknd Diner TC ]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE]



[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT WKND DINER2 ]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=3:15]
[OUT Q=]

(())

(---------------)
[ANCHOR=Andrew]

[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.
The recipe is also posted on our web site.
And, don't forget if you'd like to cook your family recipe on the weekend diner, send in a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
(----------------)


[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]


22 people have been arrested so far on drug charges in Halifax County. Law enforcement officials say the people were moving KILOS of crack cocaine into Halifax County every month. The two year investigation is dubbed "Operation Snake Eyes" and focused on open-air drug markets.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]

The woman who brought democracy to the Phillipines is being honored for her lifetime of achievements. Corazon Aquino will receive the first Pearl S. Buck Award from Randolph Macon Woman's College. Pearl S. Buck is a 1914 graduate of the school.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]

Some folks in Clifton Forge want to make Christmas a little brighter for Native American children in South Dakota. Joann Jumping-Elk Steele is working with city officials to sponsor a toy and gift drive. Steele is with the Trail of Tears Intertribal Dance Troupe.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise **FULL**]


And that's what's making news on this Saturday November 14th.
We'll be back in just a minute.

[COMM#4]




[11Halifax-Drug]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-65 49:36]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine]


Over twenty people have been arrested in Halifax County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax;]


Local, state and federal law enforcement officers arrested 22 people so far on drug-related charges.
They say some of these people were moving KILOS of crack cocaine into Halifax County every month.
The two year investigation is dubbed "Operation Snake Eyes"-
It focused on open-air drug markets, including Cody Car Wash on Highway 40 and Kitty's Lane off Highway 603.
(------------)


[Day-School]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Child Care]



The Country Bear Day School in Roanoke is under investigation after two toddlers wandered through an unlatched playground gate this week.
One mother says this is NOT the first time this has happened. About Five months ago, Samantha Hall's three year old son, Robbie, was able to wander out of the building and was found by staff members walking close to the road just as Hall arrived to pick up her son.
Yesterday, the State Department of Social Services said that investigators will look into the incident. [11CHild-Ass

ault]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Christiansburg man is charged with sexually assaulting a 3-year old girl.
The charge comes after the toddler's mother told police the little girl was molested while at the baby-sitter's.
Police say 31 year old James Conley Junior admitted to the crime.
He's being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bond.

[11Alleghany-Jail]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-77 2:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Demolition of the Covington city jail ended soon after it began this week.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington;]


On Monday workers started tearing down the 111-year old jail but soon after found signs of asbestos and stopped demolition.
City officials failed to warn contractors about the problem before the work began.
However, federal officials inspected the site yesterday and cleared city officials of any wrong doing.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.00.21 - 18.00.34]
[IN Q=We also had a visit]

((TAMMY STEPHENSON/ASST. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE ALSO HAD A VIST DUE TO AN ANONYMOUS PHONE CALL FROM OSHA TODAY AND WE WALKED THEM THROUGH EVERYTHING THAT HAD HAPPENED AND EVERYTHING WE'D DONE AND THEY GAVE US EVERY INDICATION THAT WE'D DONE EVERYTHING APPROPRIATELY.))
[SUPER=01-Tammy Stephenson/Assistant County Administrator;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=done everything appropriately.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Stephenson said work should begin once more next week and the demolition should be completed by the second or third week of December.
Construction on the new federal prison will begin late next month.
It's should be complete in July of the year 2000.
(------------)


[Finn]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Net B]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


Virginia Democrats say Governor Gilmore and the state owe more than an apology to Michelle Finn.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The state democratic party said yesterday that Virginia SHOULD reimburse Former anchorman Hugh Finn's widow for fighting her decision to remove the feeding tube from her severely brain damaged husband.
Michele Finn is asking for her costs back plus financial sanctions against Gilmore and other state officials.
(------------)
[anchor=denise]
[ss=hold]


A judge will conduct a hearing November 25th on whether the state should pay Finn's legal costs.

[6Star-Wars]


[ANCHOR=dENISE]
[NEWSCAST=sAT aM]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-68 48:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Coming soon, to a galaxy near you, is "Star Wars Episode One."
Posters advertising the movie have already arrived in Roanoke.
And they're turning fans into Storm-troopers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Star Wars "Junior Jedi's" (JEDD-eyes) have offered to pay as much as 50-dollars for the posters.
But they're not for sale.
Twentieth Century Fox is worried some crazed fans will try to steal the pictures of young Anakin Skywalker -- the Jedi Knight who becomes Darth Vader.
Fox is telling theaters to display the posters during the day to keep them locked up at night.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 47:23]
[IN Q=i can't]

((JONES: I CAN'T BLAME THEM. THIS IS GOING TO BE WORTH A LOT. WE WANT THEM TO LAST UNTIL THE MOVIE ACTUALL OPENS.))
[SUPER=01-Rob Jones/Carmike Cinemas;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=ACTUALLY OPENS]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Episode One is the long-awaited "prequel" to the Star Wars trilogy.
It is scheduled to open on May 21st, 19-99.
(------------)



[11Aquino]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SatAm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-64 1:02:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She brought democracy to the Phillipines and today, Corazon Aquino is being honored for her lifetime of achievements.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


Aquino's husband was assassinated in 1983... it was her peaceful revolt that unseated Ferdinand Marcos three years later.
She herself survived seven coup attempts, an earthquake and a volcanic eruption.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:22:14]
[IN Q=I think that's]

((CORAZON AQUINO/FORMER FILIPINO I SUPPOSE WE BECOME WHAT WE ARE BECAUSE OF OUR EXPERIENCES AND THE WAY WE ARE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE EXPERIENCES TO DO SOMETHING GOOD INSTEAD OF ALLOWING TRIALS TO OVERCOME US AND DEFEAT US.))
[SUPER=01-Corazon Aquino/Former Phillipino President; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=and defeat us.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Today, Aquino will be presented with the first Pearl S. Buck Award from Randolph Macon Woman's College.
Buck is a 1914 graduate of the school.
(----------------)


[11Sioux-Charity]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-76 4:19]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]


Christmas will be a little nicer this year for some people in Clifton Forge and others on a Native American reservation in South Dakota.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;]


Joann Jumping-Elk Steele is working with city officials to sponsor a toy and gift drive for youngsters and adults.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16.47.27 - 16.47.40]
[IN Q=I've chose to live]

((JOANN JUMPING-ELK STEELE: I'VE CHOSE TO LIVE MY LIFE HERE WITHOUT MY RELATIVES, MY FAMILY, MY PEOPLE. BUT, I FELT I HAD TO DO SOMETHING FOR THEM FOR CHRISTMAS.))
[SUPER=07-Joann "Jumping Elk" Steele]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=them for Christmas.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Jumping-Elk Steele is with the Trail of Tears Intertribal Dance Troupe.
The group has sponsored three gift drives in past years.
But, this year city officials are making it an city-wide effort.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17.05.18 - 17.05.31]
[IN Q=When she explained about]

((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MANAGER: WHEN SHE EXPLAINED ABOUT THE CHILDREN CRYING ON CHRISTMAS, WE CAN'T LET THAT HAPPEN AND I THINK THAT ISSUES WILL BE RESPONDED TO. I KNOW THAT I WILL RESPOND AND I THINK OTHERS WILL DO THE SAME THING.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Magnifico/Clifton Forge City Manager;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=the same thing.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Officials are placing ads and sending out notices asking for toys, clothes and money.
All gifts have to be received by December Fourth.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=Hold]


Jumping-Elk Steele and city officials will then distribute the gifts to needy people at a Native American reservation in South Dakota and throughout Clifton Forge.

[Horse-Center]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


Prior to 19-87, you probably associated horses more with Lexington, KENTUCKY than Lexington, VIRGINIA.
But over the last decade, the Virginia Horse Center has earned a reputation in its own right.
In this week's "Time Off" segment, Kimberly McBroom spotlights this hub of both horse competition and family fun.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There are nearly]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Reel/Executive Director; :20]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; :56]
[RUNS=2:13]
[OUT Q=KM, News 7, Lexington]


((There are nearly 400 acres on which horses can stretch their legs--
After hosting its FIRST event in August, 19-87, the Virginia Horse Center has been the setting for numerous regional and national competitions.
But unlike its counterpart, Colonial Downs, the Virginia Horse Center is literally a hop, skip, and jump away.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape 2 17:57:35]

((ROBERT REEL/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THERE WAS QUITE A BIT OF COMPETITION FOR THE CENTER. IT WAS LOCATED HERE IN LEXINGTON FOR I THINK A NUMBER OF REASONS, GORGEOUS PIECE OF PROPERTY, TWO MAJOR INTERSTATES, I -81 AND I -64.)) [RUNS:16]
There are nearly 90 events each year-- many with national reputations like the National Barrel Horse Race, the Virginia Horse Trials, and the Bonnie Blue National Saddlebred Horse Show.
Big- named contests like these typically attract equestrians from 20 or more states, each time.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape 2 18:08:02 ]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: NO DOUBT ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR EVENTS THIS FALL IS NEXT WEEKEND'S VISIT BY MONTY ROBERTS, THE "REAL- LIFE HORSE WHISPERER", WHO'S WRITTEN A BEST- SELLER ON HOW KINDNESS, NOT CRUELTY, IS THE BEST METHOD TO TRAIN HORSES.)) [RUNS:13]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18:00:23]

((ROBERT REEL/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THERE'S A PLAY ON THAT A LITTLE BIT. THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE HORSE WHISPERERS. MONTY'S TECHNIQUE, ACTUALLY, HE MORE "LISTENS" TO THE HORSES AND TRIES TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IN THEIR HEADS AND HOW YOU BET GO ABOUT GETTING THEM TO DO WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO DO.)) [RUNS:16]
The horses get a bit of a break in December, when the center shuts down for the holiday season.
Once it re- opens in January, the center is hosting a big bash, the Winter Equine Expo.
And anytime, visitors can walk through the new Workhorse Museum that spotlights a collection donated to Virginia Tech.
The bottom line-- you don't have to be comfortable in the saddle to enjoy a visit to the horse center.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape 2 18:03:48]

((ROBERT REEL/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THERE ARE A LOT OF THESE EVENTS THAT ARE FAMILY-- GOOD FOR FAMILIES TO COME AND SEE AND SPEND TIME. THERE'S ALSO A LOT OF VENDORS ON THE MEZZANANINE AREAS, GOOD FOOD. SO, YOU CAN COME AND SPEND HOURS AND OF COURSE, THEY CAN SEE THE WORKHORSE MUSEUM, SO YOU CAN SPEND SOME HOURS.)) [RUNS:16]
Spend some hours, without spending a lot of cash. Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Lexington.)) Reel says most events are at NO admission cost, or only a few dollars.