[11Cressell]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-79 1:01:28]
[GRAPHIC=Emmett Cressell]


Emmett Cressell, Junior must spend at least 22- years in prison before he becomes eligible for geriatric parole at age 60.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence;]


Yesterday, a Grayson County judge sentenced Cressell to life in prison for his role in burning and beheading Garnett "G-P" Johnson in July of '97.
Judge Colin Campbell formally sentenced Cressell after his estranged wife and mother testified Cressell is not a violent killer.
The victim's family members say Cressell and co-defendant Louis Ceparano are equally violent and guilty.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I am]

((PAT JOHNSON/VICTIM'S COUSIN:I AM GRATEFUL, I'M TRULY GRATEFUL THAT MR. CRESSELL'S GOING TO PRISON FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE, YOU KNOW, CEPARANO IS IN PRISON FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE, THIS WHOLE COMMUNITY IS BETTER OFF BECAUSE THAT. ))
[SUPER=01-Pat Johnson/Victim's Cousin; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=because of that.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Cressell was also fined 100-thousand dollars.
His attorneys are appealing.
(----------------)





[11Road-Rage]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-7 16:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


State Police say road rage may be to blame for a scare involving a gun along I-81.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Police received a 9-1-1 call around 4-30 yesterday from a motorist claiming another driver was shooting at him.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17.01.14 - 17.01.21]
[IN Q=From what we can]

((SGT. VERNON JONES/VA STATE POLICE: FROM WHAT WE CAN DETERMINE AT THIS TIME THAT'S WHAT IT APPEARS TO BE JUST A REALLY BAD CASE OF ROAD RAGE.))
[SUPER=07-Sgt. Vernon Jones]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=of road rage.]
(-------------)

[vo-nat]
Police say 63-year-old Kenneth Ray Thomas of Blacksburg did NOT fire shots - but he did brandish a 32-semi-automatic at the other driver.
He's charged with carrying a concealed handgun, brandishing a firearm, and reckless driving.
(---------------)



[FATAL-AX]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=SAT AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal AX]


Five teenage girls died in a car accident yesterday afternoon while on their way home from a shopping trip.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Delaware Co., PA;]


It happened in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Police say the car crossed the median strip, swerved back into the northbound lanes and hit a dirt embankment.
It then rolled on its side and crashed into a tree.
The girls were juniors in high school and were 16 and 17 years old.
Investigators are still looking into the accident.
A cause has not been determined but they believe the driver was speeding.
(------------)


[11Baby-Switch]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-76 1:16:12]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


Last year's contorversial baby switch at the University of Virginia Medical Center could end up in court.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


That's according to the lawyer for one of the women involved, Paula Johnson.
CYNTHIA Johnson told News7 yesterday she's "not optimistic" that a settlement with the University can be reached beforehand.
Johnson and her client claim the hospital acted negligently when it allowed two baby girls to be switched at birth in July, 1995.
Johnson would "not" put a figure on what kind of damages she might seek in a lawsuit.
(----------------)



[Impeachment]


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


On Monday, Monica Lewinsky will give a video taped deposition in the President's Impeachment trial.
Jonothan Freed has the latest on the proceedings.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[super=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Trent Lott/Senate Majority Leader; :35]
[super=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Press Secretary; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=washington]
((NATSOT: SGT. AT ARMS WALKING WITH SUBPOENAS.


The Sergeant at Arms of the Senate headed off to deliver subpoenas for the witnesses called by the House prosecutors.
Monica Lewinsky, presidential friend Vernon Jordan, and White House aide Sidney Blumenthal will be deposed next week.
Since the trial is on hold until then, the day's Senate session was...brief.

SOT (SEN. STROM THURMOND/R-SC.): THE SENATE WILL COME TO ORDER. THE

SENATE STANDS ADJOURNED.
LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, D.C.
The trial break was a relief to the Senate's top Republican...who was speaking to a conference of the nation's mayors.

SOT 11:54:18 (SEN. TRENT LOTT/MAJORITY LEADER/R-MS.): I AM REALLY GLAD

TO BE HERE WITH YOU...IN FACT, I'M REALLY GLAD TO BE ANYWHERE BUT WHERE I'VE BEEN FOR THE LAST THREE WEEKS...TETHERED TO THE FLOOR OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE.

NATSOT: CLINTON AND MAYORS.


The President also addressed the mayors on Friday...but did not mention the trial.
The G-O-P majority pushed through a plan for the rest of the trial. It means videotaped testimony from the witnesses may be made public.
That has Democrats upset...and the White House stepping up its cry of partisanship.

SOT 13:19:08 (JOE LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY): THERE IS AN

ATTEMPT HERE TO MANIPULATE...TO INFLICT MAXIMUM POLITICAL DAMAGE ON THE PRESIDENT...WE SAW IT IN THE HOUSE...AND NOW IN THE SENATE.
STAND-UP (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): THE WHITE HOUSE IS ALSO SAYING IT'S SKEPTICAL THAT THE G-O-P WILL MEET ITS GOAL OF ENDING THE TRIAL BY TWO WEEKS. J-F...WASHINGTON.

))[Movie-Review]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Movie Review]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[Andrew and Anna Live on the On-Record set]
[SUPER=18-Anna Wentworth; :01]


[Roll the tape after the 1st question]
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=18-"A Simple Plan"; :]
[SUPER=18-Paramount;]
[super=18-Anna's Grade "A-"; :]

[RUNS 1:00] Movie review "A Simple Plan" Paramount


"A Simple Plan" is an intense, intriguing film with a fascinating premise.
When three men, two of them brothers, find a downed plane with a dead pilot and four million dollars inside, their decision to keep the money changes their lives forever. What begins as a simple crime escalates into betrayal, suspicion and murder.
Bill Paxton is Hank, at first the most sensible of the three. He has to be convinced by amoral, unemployed Lou (Brent Buscoe) and Hank's childlike brother, Jacob (Billy Bob Thornton) who usually follows Lou's lead, to keep the money. Hank's wife, Sara (Bridget Fonda) loses her reluctance to the plan the minute she sees the money. She is an instant co-conspirator. To cover up the crime, the men soon find themselves spiraling deeper and deeper into depravity; where even murder is committed when expedient.
Stark, dramatic cinematography enhances the contrast between the purity of the landscape and the evil deeds going on within that landscape.
" A Simple Plan" gets an A-. The constraints of movie making only allow hints of the complex relationships among Hank, Jacob and Lou. But the movie does an excellent job of making even their most horrific actions plausible..
[REMEMBER!!!! Anna AND Andrew will ad-lib a short discussion of the video rentals]

[Andrew AND Anna toss to the rental bump][11Hospital-Y2K]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#98-80 1:19:41]
[GRAPHIC=Y2K]

Many industries are preparing for the new millennium's Y2K computer bug including area hospitals.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

They are just as concerned the turn of the century could mean problems with dated equipment. Both Lewis-Gale medical Center and Carilion Health System have been working since 1997 to prevent any glitches from occurring.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 13 08 33]
[IN Q=We don't think]

((GREG WALTON/VP CARILION INFO. SERVICES: WE DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY REASON FOR PATIENTS TO BE WORRIED DURING THE Y2K PHENOMENON.))
[RUNS=:04]
[super=01-Greg Walton/VP Information Services]
[OUT Q=Y2K phenomenon]
(-------------)

[VO NAT] Some critical medical devices that could be effected include Cat Scan machines, MRIs and I-V pumps. The hospitals also have contingency plans in place just in case "plan A" goes haywire.
(--------------)



[Summer-School]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Schools]


Summer school could be the ticket to high school for some Roanoke County eigth graders.
The County will provide a special four-week remedial program this summer for eigth graders who passed all four core academic classes, but NOT all of the S-O-L tests. School officials say students who successfully complete the remedial classes will be promoted to the ninth grade.
New state guidelines requires eighth-graders to pass S-O-L tests in English, math, history and science before moving into high school.

[11UVA-Admissions]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-74 1:19:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two conservative groups have targeted the University of Virginia as one of several schools that allegedly give preferential treatment to black applicants.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


In separate studies released this week, the groups claim a black student is 45 times more likely to be accepted at U-V-A than a white student with similar S-A-T scores.
The University's Board of Visitors today appointed a committee to look into the allegations.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:01:52]
[IN Q=This group has]

((JACK ACKERLY/UVA RECTOR: THIS GROUP HAS ALLEGED THAT IF YOU'RE NOT COMPLYING WITH THE LAW, MEMBERS OF YOUR BOARD OF VISITORS ARE PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR DAMAGES. WE WANT TO FIND OUT IF THERE'S ANY EXPOSURE THERE AS FAR AS OUR BOARD OF VISITORS IS CONCERNED.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Ackerly/UVA Rector; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=visitors is concerned.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Members of the group.. the Center for Equal Opportunity.. say skin color should NEVER be factor in the admissions process.
(----------------)



[11Clinch-Valley]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=equ]
[WRITER=Sat Am]
[TAPE#98-83 33:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A bill to a change the name of one Virginia college has sparked some negative reaction.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wise Co./File Tape;]


One southwest Virginia delegate is irritated that U-V-A alumni do not want Clinch Valley College to change its name.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:12:11]
[IN Q=I feel]

((DEL. TERRY KILGORE/D-SCOTT CO.: I FEEL THAT THIS IS ANOTHER SLAP IN THE FACE TO US IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Terry Kilgore/(D) Scott Co.; ]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=Southwest Virginia.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Kilgore's got a bill that would name Clinch Valley "University of Virginia- Wise."
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape;]


U-V-A's alumni association reports 99-percent negative reaction to the bill.
(-------0---------)




[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-30 tc 24:58]
[GRAPHIC=wrestling]


The second day of the Big Orange Wrestling Tournament in Vinton begins in a little more than an hour.
16 high school teams with more than 200 wrestlers are competing in the event at William Byrd High School.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


This is the 23rd year for tournament.
Over the years many wrestlers have hit these mats during this event.
And for whatever reason, many former participants come back to play different roles.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ]
[IN Q=We have]
[SUPER=01-Jane Layman/William Byrd Athletic Director; :00]
[super=01-Keno Shepherd/Fleming Assistant Coach; :08]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=it's all good]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The tournament starts up again this morning at 9:30.
The championship event is at 7:30 tonight
(------------)


[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]


A Grayson County judge has sentenced Emmitt Cressell Jr. to life in prison for the burning and beheading death of Garnet G-P Johnson in July of 1997.
Cressell was also fined 100-thousand dollars.
He must spend 22 years in prison before he becomes eligible for geriatric parole at age 60.
His Attorneys are appealing.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]

The U-V-A baby switch case may end up in a courtroom.
That's according to the lawyer for one of the women involved, Paula Johnson.
CYNTHIA Johnson told News 7 yesterday she's "not optimistic" that a settlement with the University can be reached beforehand.
Johnson would "not" put a figure on what kind of damages she might seek in a lawsuit.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


Lewis -Gale medical center and Carilion Health system have both been working since 1997 to prevent any glitches from the Y2K millenium bug.
Some critical medical devices that could be effected include Cat Scan machines, MRIs and I-V pumps.
These machines are being tested and retested.
However, the hospital does have a contigency plan in place just in case PLAN A fails.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Andrew 2 SHOT]


And that's what's making news on this Saturday January 30-th.
We'll be back in just a minute.


[Kosovo]


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


American Soldiers may soon find themselves in Kosovo.
The New York Times is reporting, top security advisors want the U-S to commit between two and five thousand ground troops as a part of a NATO force that would monitor any cease fire.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-United Nations;]


Clinton is warning Yugoslavia that NATO is ready to act is there's is no deal.
The council adopted a statement calling for the Serbs and ethinic Albanians to end the year of violence.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THE COUNSEL]

(( AMBASSADOR CELSO MAORIM/U-N SECURITY COUNSEL: THE COUNCIL REITERATES ITS CONCERN ABOUT ATTACKS ON CIVILIANS AND UNDERLINES THE NEED FOR A FULL AND UNHINDERED INVESTIGATION OF SUCH ACTIONS. IT CALLS ONCE AGAIN UPON THE PARTIES TO RESPECT FULLY THEIR OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE RELEVANT RESOLUTIONS AND TO CEASE IMMEDIATELY ALL ACTS OF VIOLENCE AND PROVOCATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Ambassador Celso Maorim/U-N Security Counsel Pres.;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=VIOLENCE AND PROVOCATIONS]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Yugoslavia's government says it won't accept Albanian rebels as a full partner in talks until they renounce violence.
For their part, the rebels won't talk unless Serbs pull their forces from Kosovo.
(------------)



[11Beard]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-77 1:02:31]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


A man convicted of murdering two young women in West Virginia is a free man.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV/1993]


Jacob Beard was serving two life terms for the murders of Vicki Durian and Nancy Santomero.
The two young women were shot to death in 1980 as they hitchhiked to a Rainbow Family Gathering in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.
Last week, a judge set aside Beard's conviction. The prosecutor must decide by mid- February if Beard will be tried again.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


A white supremacist on death row in Missouri has confessed to the crime.
But investigators do not believe Joseph Paul Franklin murdered the two young women.

[11Halfway-House]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-13 :51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Community fear has killed plans for a halfway house-
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


The Bureau of Prisons was going to build a halfway house for recently released federal prisoners either on Route 40 West in Rocky Mount or in Snow Creek.
But yesterday federal officials nixed that idea because so many people had complained.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:36:37]
[IN Q=We did not]

((DICK PRILLAMAN/SNOW CREEK RESIDENT: WE DID NOT FEEL THIS WAS THE TYPE OF PEOPLE WE SHOULD WELCOME INTO OUR COMMUNITY.
TINA TENRET/NEWS7: EVEN IF THEY ARE NON-VIOLENT? THEY'RE IN PRISON FOR SOME REASON.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Prillaman/Snow Creek Resident;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=prison for some reason]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Residents collected more than 500 signatures plus letters from politicians and sheriffs against the halfway house -- and Franklin County was going to fight the proposal in State Supreme Court.
(------------)



[11Food-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-81 48:31]
[GRAPHIC=Food Tax]


Montgomery County's state senator is looking for some poetic justice in the proposed food tax cut.
(----------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


State Democrats and Republicans all support the tax cut, but Senator Madison Marye is taking it one step further.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:23:00 SENATE]
[IN Q=Oh the governor's]

((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: OH THE GOVERNOR'S BILL IS A MIGHTY SILLY BILL, A HALF A CENT HERE AND A HALF A CENT THERE. IF IT GETS LOST IN THE SHUFFLE, WELL HE DOESN'T CARE.))
[sot SENATE 12:26:05]

((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-FINCASTLE: WHEN WE START LOOKING AT THE LITTLE BILL OF WHICH THE GENTLEMAN FROM SHAWSVILLE MENTIONS, LET'S ALSO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE 2-POINT-7 BILLION DOLLARS OF AMENDMENTS OF WHICH OUR MEMBERS HAVE REQUESTED BE SPENT IN THIS YEAR'S BUDGET.))
[SUPER=@Marye;]
[SUPER=@Trumbo; :13!!]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=year's budget.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Democrats want the sales tax on groceries cut this year-- while Republicans want to phase it out more slowly.
(----------------)




[11Volvo-React]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-82 36:00]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo Contract Vote]


State lawmakers say Thursday's approval of a new union contract at the Volvo truck plant in Pulaski County is welcome news.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Senator Bo Trumbo says it lifts a cloud off an incentive package needed to help bring 13-hundred new jobs to the plant.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TRUMBO INTERVIEW 14:04:25]
[IN Q=At this]

((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-FINCASTLE: AT THIS POINT... RESPONSE TO THAT EITHER.))
[SUPER=@Trumbo;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=that either.]
[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=hold]


Volvo had threatened to move the plant if the contract wasn't approved.


[11Salem-Council]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-2 25:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They weren't welcome at the Salem Public Library, but videotapes of council meetings may soon be available at City Hall.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


The videotapes were donated to the library by residents who were unhappy with recent votes involving the Elizabeth campus rezoning.
Salem City Manager Randy Smith had the tapes removed from the library, but he's now offering to place them with audio recordings and written minutes of the meetings.
Citizens would be able to view the videotapes in a conference room at city hall.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Last night, members of a citizens group said they still want the tapes in the public library, so residents can check them out and view them at home.
Cynthia Munley says that only by returning the tapes to the library will the citizens' first ammendment rights be restored.



[11Lee-Young]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-3]
[GRAPHIC=None]


He was Richmond's mayor from 1994 to 1996.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Now Richmond City Council member and Baptist preacher Lee Young may be headed to prison.
At news conference yesterday, Young announced he'll plead GUILTY to four federal charges.
(----------------)
[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=none]


Young's charges ranged from fraud to influence peddling.

[11Billy-Squier]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=99-4 31:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You may remember him best from his songs- The Stroke and Everybody Wants you...
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat singing]

((NAT SOUDN EVERYBODY WANTS YO.U...))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=nat singing]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


He Is rocker Billy Squier. Last night Squier played some of his favorites to a crowd at the Record Exchange in Roanoke County- nostalgia was in the air.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat singing]

((MORE NAT SOUND))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=nat singing]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


While Squier is best known from his hits from the 1980's he has released several albums since then- his last in 1993.
Squier fans will be happy to hear he has a new album out- Happy Blue.
It's a live, acoustic guitar and voice album that the singer says may suprise people.
(------------)







[Lonesome-Pine-Cabins]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday A.M.]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


Many couples dream about spending a romantic weekend in a mountain cabin.
For the last four years, a small cabin resort in Carroll County has been fulfilling that wish.
Kimberly McBroom went to the Lonesome Pine Cabins --without her husband-- for this week's "Time Off".
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Craig and Tracy Bowman]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.; :04]
[SUPER=01-Craig Bowman/Guest; :10]
[SUPER=01-Tracy Bowman/Guest; :18]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; :46]
[SUPER=01-Kay Cochran/Guest; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Mike Cochran/Guest; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Tony Nelson/Cabin Resort Owner; 1:26]
[RUNS=2:18]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Carroll County]


(( Craig and Tracy Bowman live just about 15 minutes from the Lonesome Pine Cabin Resort, but the romantic setting made it feel like a world away...
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:12:49 tape 1]

((CRAIG BOWMAN/GUEST: WELL, WE WERE REFERRED HERE BY SOME FRIENDS. AND THEY SAID THEY HAD A GOOD TIME HERE. AND WE DECIDED WE'D COME UP HERE FOR OUR SECOND ANNIVERSARY.)) [RUNS:08]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape 1 11:15:48 **B-ROLL FIRST PART]

((TRACY BOWMAN/GUEST: THIS IS KIND OF LIKE YOU'RE HOME, YOU KNOW. IT'S COZY, BUT YOU'RE AWAY FROM EVERYBODY. YOU CAN RELAX A LITTLE BIT.)) [RUNS:09]
But unlike most people's homes...each cabin features a jacuzzi within steps of a fireplace.
An efficiency kitchen makes it possible to whip up dinner for two.
Or, if you like, just sit on the porch swing and rock your cares away....
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT standup tape 2 12:43:28 ]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THERE ARE FIVE LOG CABINS AND FOUR COTTAGES HERE AND THE OWNERS PLAN TO SOMEDAY ADD A LODGE. THEY'LL PROBABLY BE ABLE TO FILL IT UP, CONSIDERING YOU HAVE TO BOOK ANYWHERE FROM SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS IN ADVANCE TO SPEND THE WEEKEND HERE.)) [RUNS:11]
Rates run from 85 to 125- dollars a night, depending on the cabin.
Much of the business comes from weddings and anniversaries.
Like the Bowmans, the Cochrans didn't have to travel too far for their TWENTY-FIFTH anniversary getaway.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape 1 11:44:42 ]

((KAY COCHRAN/GUEST: WHEN WE GOT HERE, THEY HAD THE CHAMPAGNE SET UP AND HAVE A JACUZZI AND THE GAS FIREPLACE AND THOSE THINGS YOU DON'T HAVE AT HOME AND IT WAS REALLY NICE. )) [RUNS:09]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape 1 11:45:19 ]

((MIKE COCHRAN/GUEST: YOU COULDN'T ASK FOR BETTER ACCOMODATIONS. EVERYTHING JUST WORKED OUT GREAT.)) [RUNS:03]
But don't expect a lot of entertainment outside of the pastoral view--
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:10:47]

((TONY NELSON/CABIN RESORT OWNER: THERE'S NOT A WHOLE LOT FOR PEOPLE TO DO, UNLESS YOU'RE INTO HIKING AND BIKING AND UNLESS YOU JUST WANT TO COME UP AND RELAX AND GET AWAY FROM THE HECTIC LIFESTYLE IN THE CITIES, I GUESS. Kimberly McBroom/News 7: Which is, I guess, why somebody would stay in a cabin. NELSON: RIGHT, AND IT IS VERY PEACEFUL AND THE VIEWS ARE PRETTY AND THAT'S THE MAJORITY OF THE REASONS WHY THEY COME, I THINK.)) [RUNS:22]
The resort is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Orchard Gap.
On a clear day like this one, you can see Buffalo and Pilot Mountains.
But winter weather CAN make your stay here interesting...
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT tape 1 12:12:48]

((TONY NELSON/CABIN RESORT OWNER: THERE WAS ONE COUPLE THAT, ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO IN THE VERY LARGE SNOWFALL-- THEY ACTUALLY GOT STUCK IN FOR ABOUT THREE DAYS. AND WE DID HAVE A LITTLE BIT DIFFICULT TIME GETTING THEM OUT. BUT, I THINK THEY ENJOYED THEIR STAY.)) [RUNS:11]
If you are going to get snowed in...this looks like a nice place to do it.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Carroll County.))







[Jordan-Teacher]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
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NBA great Michael Jordan has moved from making headlines on the court, to grabbing attention as a benefactor of education.
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The newly retired basketball star has announced a five million dollar grant to help teachers in low income areas.
The money will be spread out over five years and will come from the proceeds of Jordan's Nike endorsements.
Education Secretary Richard Riley, praised Jordan for sending the message that on the court opportunities are fleeting, but education lasts a life time. (------------) Teachers will get grants of up to 25-hundred dollars for what are described as creative projects.