[11Child-Porn]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-78 1:25:08]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford Porn Arrest]


A suspected pedophile was lured to an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL so police could make an arrest and
Bedford County school officials want to know why.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Week]


58-year old Thomas D. Rice was arrested last Saturday in the parking lot of the Bedford Elementary School.
Rice had arranged the meeting through the Internet with an undercover police officer who was posing as a 13-year old boy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:24:18]
[IN Q=We certainly would]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: WE CERTAINLY WOULD NOT HAVE ENDANGERED KNOWINGLY ANY SCHOOL CHILDREN OR ANYONE ELSE AS A MATTER OF FACT. BUT THAT PARTICULAR TIME OF THE WEEK, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, THERE WERE IN ALL PROBABILITY MORE PEOPLE OVER AT THE EXXON STATION WHICH WAS JUST UP THE ROAD THAN IN THE SCHOOL LOT.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=the school lot.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Rice is due back in Bedford on April 29th for a preliminary hearing.
(------------)



[11Robbery-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-83 58:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Danville man charged with robbing a bank courier last May is now in the custody of the U-S Marshall service.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/May 20, 1998;]


F-B-I agents say 34- year old Richard Erick Houston stole money belonging to the People's National Bank on Kentuck Road in Danville.
Houston is accused of smashing out the window of a bank courier's pickup truck and stealing a bag of money from inside.
F-B-I agents say Houston had help in the robbery.
They've charged him with conspiring with at least two other people, but so far no other arrests have been made.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=None]


Houston was arrested without incident Wednesday in the parking lot of a Danville restaurant.

[11Bramblett]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-4 49:40]
[GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett]


The state Supreme Court has upheld the capital murder conviction and death sentence of Earl Bramblett.
The court took the unusual step of praising the "outstanding police work" that produced evidence the court called: "overwhelming."
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994]


Bramblett killed the entire Hodges family in the Summer of 1994, then set their house ablaze, trying to destroy the evidence.
The court noted Bramblett's "extensive and long-term planning and execution of the murders" established him as a danger to society.
Bramblett is the second oldest man on Virginia's death row.
(------------)



[11XGR-Wrap]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-6 23:21]
[GRAPHIC=Wrapping Up]


The 1999 Virginia General Assembly will continue wrapping up its session today. Lawmakers are looking back on what they have accomplished.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:00:08]
[IN Q=I'm happy]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: I'M HAPPY THAT WE INCREASED FUNDING FOR EDUCATION BY 250 MILLION DOLLARS. WE GOT TWO CENTS OFF THE FOOD TAX. AND WE MADE SOME SIGNIFICANT STRIDES IN REFORMING HMOS. BUT DID WE DO WHAT WE COULD HAVE DONE AND SHOULD HAVE DONE? THE ANSWER IS NO. SO IT'S A HALF A LOAF SESSION AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED.))
[SUPER=@Cranwell; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=I'm concerned.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; ]


In fact, Democrats say they clearly drove the agenda on the most important issues-- except for the Governor's fight against out-of-state trash.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:29:55]
[IN Q=You know]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: YOU KNOW, I THINK THE ISSUES OF THE DAY ARE THE ISSUES OF THE DAY. AND WE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE, THEY'RE THE KEY ISSUES OF EDUCATION, TAX CUTS, MENTAL HEALTH, AND HEALTH CARE AS WELL.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00 ]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=as well.]
(-----------------)







[11Employment-One]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-3 53:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new employment service is collecting 135-dollars from each customer -- but some people come away feeling cheated.
Turns out they may be paying for their mistakes.
Tina Tenret takes us inside Employment One to investigate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They're working]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Matthew Shaffer/Job Applicant; :20]
[SUPER=01-Julie Wheeler/Better Business Bureau; 1:02]
[SUPER=@Tina2; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

((They're working the phones at Employment One, tracking down jobs for their clients.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:30:31 ON ELLER TAPE]
[IN Q=I was just calling]

((I WAS JUST CALLING TO SEE IF YOU HAD ANY POSITIONS WE COULD HELP YOU FILL.))
[RUNS= :03]
[OUT Q=HELP YOU FILL]


And once clients pay 135-dollars, they're allowed to see a bulletin board with about 150 job listings.
Some say it's not worth it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:01:00 ON CLARIS TAPE]
[IN Q=I was going]

((MATTHEW SHAFFER/JOB APPLICANT: I WAS GOING IN THINKING THEY WERE GOING TO PROVIDE ME WITH A REAL GOOD JOB, SET ME UP WITH A REAL GOOD JOB AND DO ALL THAT FOR ME AND I WOULDN'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING. I'D GIVE THEM MY QUALIFICATIONS, THEY'D MATCH IT UP AND PUT ME IN A JOB.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=PUT ME IN A JOB]


Matthew Shaffer admits he did not fully read his contract.
If he had, he would have seen in the first line that Employment One does not promise to PLACE a client in a job.


Or he could have read the signs that also say there's no guarantee of a job.
But many make his mistake -- paying more attention to the high-paying jobs the company advertises.
The Better Business Bureau is getting flooded with calls.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:52:52 ON LYO TAPE]
[IN Q=We recommend]

((WE RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE DON'T PAY MONEY UPFRONT TO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT.))
[RUNS= :03]
[OUT Q=EMPLOYMENT]


Managers at Employment One say they find jobs you can't get elsewhere.
They say few customers leave disappointed -- but at the same time, they say it's too early to tell if they've actually found jobs for anyone.
And if you make a mistake -- there are no refunds.
Tina Tenret, News7, Roanoke.))












[11Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:19:53]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Earnings]


Tultex says it looks worse than it really is.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


The apparel company reported it lost seven times as much money in 19-98 as it did in 19-97.
But the company stopped selling one line of clothing last year.
And Tultex says getting rid of that line made 19-98 look much worse than it really was.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:30]
[IN Q=because of]

((KIM ADKINS/TULTEX SPOKESWOMAN: BECAUSE OF THE SALE OF LOGO ATHLETIC, WE WENT AHEAD AND TOOK ALL OF OUR LOSSES NOW. A COMPARISON BETWEEN 97 AND 98 IS REALLY NOT A FAIR COMPARISON.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Adkins/Tultex Spokeswoman;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=COPMPARISON]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Tultex says it's not planning any more layoffs.
And the company says its management team will stay in place.
It plans to turn around its fortunes by concentrating more on marketing and less on actually making clothes.
Most of its clothes are now made in Mexico.
(------------)





[11HMO]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-5 23:07]
[GRAPHIC=XGR HMO]


A so-called "Patients Bill of Rights" is one of the bi-partisan accomplishments of the 1999 General Assembly.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


But as the state Senate put the finishing touches on an H-M-O reform bill yesterday, Democrats say Republicans didn't let them go far enough.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:12:49]
[IN Q=In my opinion]

((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-SPRINGFIELD: IN MY OPINION, I THINK WE COULD HAVE PUT OUT SOMETHING THAT WOULD HAVE DONE MORE TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE SEEKING MEDICAL CARE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
[SOT 12:14:23 ]

((SEN. TOMMY NORMENT: EVERY INTERESTED PARTY HAS HAD THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO TRY TO LEAVE THEIR IMPRINT ON THIS BILL. NOW REGRETFULLY AS THE REAL LEGISLATIVE PROCESS WORKS, YOU DON'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT. SOMETIMES THE COLLECTIVE ANSWER IS NO!))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Springfield; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tommy Norment/(R) Williamsburg; :12]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=answer is no!]
[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=Hold]


The bills passed this year- let patients appeal coverage denials to an independent board and have better access to specialists.
Republicans removed a provision to let patients sue H-M-Os for decisions that hurt their care, saying it would drive up health care costs for all.



[Tobacco-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SAT am]
[WRITER=vga]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Governor Gilmore has fired up a another tobacco bill replacing the original bill he says was unconstitutional.
The substitute bill will now require money Virginia gets in the multi-state tobacco settlement to go THROUGH the state budget, rather than BYPASS it.
Under Gilmore's plan, half of the four billion dollars that Virginia is expected to get over 25 years would be used to help tobacco growers.
Ten percent would be spent on programs to discourage teen smoking.


[11Salem-VA]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-1 49:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some Roanoke Valley veterans are calling all vets in Southwest Virginia for a mass meeting concerning the Salem V-A Medical Center.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; ]

The Roanoke Valley Veterans Council is urging all 138-thousand vets through Southwest Virginia to unite at 11:45 on March 13th at Salem High School. The purpose of the rally is to raise awareness about the lack of primary care offered at the Salem V-A Medical Center.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 13 45 02]
[IN Q=We do not]

((PETER SNELLING/ROANOKE VALLEY VETERANS COUNCIL: WE DO NOT WANT THIS HOSPITAL TO CLOSE DOWN AS A HOSPITAL, WE DO NOT WANT STRICTLY OUTPATIENT...WHERE THEY NEED HOSPITALIZATION, THEY NEED A PLACE THAT THEY CAN GO TO.))
[SUPER=01-Peter Snelling/Roanoke Valley Veterans Council; ]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=they can go to.]

Salem V-A Medical Center administration officials say the medical center will not be turned into an outpaitient clinic.
If anything Associate Director Joan Sheldon says future plans are to strengthen the in-patient services. Vets say they are being lied to by the administrative staff at the hospital.
(-----------------)


[Gondola]


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


The defense in the court-martial case of a Marine pilot accused in the deaths of 20 people is to wrap up its case Monday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Camp Lejeune, NC;]


Captain Richard Ashby is charged with 20 counts of involuntary manslaughter.
The jet he was flying clipped a ski lift wire last year in Italy, sending 20 people plunging to their deaths.
Ashby testified yesterday, saying the training flight through the Italian Alps felt normal and comfortable. Prosecutors say he was flying recklessly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Mistakes]

((CAPT. RICHARD ASHBY/USMC MISTAKES WERE MADE, AND THAT'S OBVIOUS, OTHERWISE IT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED, BUT THEY WEREN'T ALL OUR MISTAKES))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Richard Ashby/USMC;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=all our mistakes]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Ashby faces 200 in prison if convicted.
The military jury could start deliberating Wednesday.
(------------)



[11Radford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=98-79 1:37:21]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Investigators believe they've determined the cause of a house fire in Radford.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


A 77-year old man died yesterday after fire and smoke engulfed his apartment in the basement of this fifth street house.
Radford's fire marshal and investigators believe the fire started when the victim dropped a lit cigar onto a blanket covering his lap.
Investigators say an autopsy will determine if the victim died from smoke or burns.
The man's daughter and family live upstairs but weren't home at the time.
(------------)





[11Barker-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-82 1:04:51]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Henry County's fire marshal is now calling the December blaze that killed a husband and wife SUSPICIOUS.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./December 6, 1998;]


William and Bonnie Barker died when their home on Wingfield Orchard Road went up in flames.
52-year old William was confined to a wheelchair.
The couple's son Jeff, who lived in the basement, escaped the burning house unharmed.
Fire Marshal Rodney Howell won't go as far as to call the fire ARSON, but says his investigation isn't over.
(------------)




[Pipeline-Exp]


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


A pipeline explosion in Washington State won't leave customers without power.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-North Bonneville, WA;]


The pipeline in the Columbia River Gorge erupted last night sending flames into the winter sky.
The bright orange glow was visible for miles.
Repair crews snuffed out the flames by shutting off the valves.
There were no injuries.
And the cause of the blast is not known at this time.
The 39-hundred mile line service area includes Seattle and Portland, Oregon.
(------------)


[11VMI-Breakout]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-2 43:40]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Breakout]


"Breakout" at V-M-I is this weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/March 1998]


It will NOT include the usual muddy mess ON Post that the "rats" have endured for the last 17 years.
[SUPER=03-New Market/1997]


THIS year the rat mass will march 18-and-a half miles from Harrisonburg to New Market, then charge across the battlefield.
It's where ten V-M-I cadets losts their lives in a celebrated victory for the South in 1864.
(------------)



[11Tibbs-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-76 2:00:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Virginia Museum of Transporation has a new addition.
Aviator Rucker Tibbs set up his favorite plane to display.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The New London pilot once took his vintage Piper on a trip around the United States.
He flew more than 77-hundred miles.. without lights or a radio.
The plane's on display next month at the Virginia Museum of Transportation, and Tibbs was there yesterday getting things set up.
After this exhibit is over, he and his plane will be back in the air...teaching another generation of pilots to fly.
(------------)



[P-Buckley-Moss]


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


P-Buckley Moss is a world- renowned artist, but much of her inspiration lies within the Amish Mennonite community of central Virginia.
Waynesboro is the setting for the ONLY museum in the world that exclusively features Moss's work.
In this week's "Time Off" segment, Kimberly McBroom takes an in-depth look at the artist and the museum that bears her namesake.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=She's NOT a Virginia native]
[SUPER=03-Waynesboro; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peter Rippe/Museum Director; :13]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:27]
[RUNS=2:17]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Waynesboro.]


((She's NOT a Virginia native, but the works of P- Buckley Moss reflect a deep love of the state's historical structures and traditional lifestyles.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:25:47 ]

((PETER RIPPE/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: SHE CAME OUT OF NEW YORK CITY AND DISCOVERED THE AMISH AND THE VALLEY OF VIRGINIA AND THE RURAL SCENERY AND FELL IN LOVE WITH IT AND SETTLED HERE IN WAYNESBORO AND BECAME FAMOUS AND IN TIME, RICH.)) [RUNS:13]
But it wasn't a picture- perfect beginning for Moss...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:27:52]

((PETER RIPPE/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: PAT DIDN'T HAVE A SIMPLE TIME. SHE WAS DYSLEXIC. SHE WAS CALLED DUMB AND STUPID AS A CHILD, SO SHE HAD A LOT TO OVERCOME.)) [RUNS:06]
Moss took a break from the art world to have a family-- eventually giving birth to six children before resuming her painting when she moved to Waynesboro in 19-65.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:27:22 ]

((PETER RIPPE/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: IN THE EARLY 1960S, SHE DISCOVERED THE AMISH MENNONITE PEOPLES, AND SHE DISCOVERED WHAT THEY STOOD FOR AND SHE BECAME FASCINATED BY THEIR HONEST WAY OF LIFE AND THEIR CARE OF THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR CARE OF THEIR LAND AND THEIR CARE OF ANIMALS, AND SHE BEGAN TO PRODUCE THESE THINGS IN HER ART.)) [RUNS:17]
Moss uses long, horizontal lines to reflect the Shenandoah Valley.
Her most widely recognized work often includes geese, artistic symbols of loyalty-- as well as numerous depictions of the Amish people in their community.
But THESE experimental oil paintings featuring deep colors and religious themes are works you may NOT be familiar with...
They're from Moss' "Providenzia" collection...one of a kind pieces that allow the artist creative freedom and growth...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT standup here 12:34:11 ]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE ARTIST, HERSELF, WILL BE IN WAYNESBORO IN APRIL. FOUR TIMES A YEAR, SHE OPENS HER HOME TO THE PUBLIC TO MEET AND GREET VISITORS AND TO PERSONALIZE HER PRINTS AT WHAT'S KNOWN AS THE MOSS BARN SHOW.)) [RUNS:11]
In the 19-80s, the late Charles Kuralt referred to P-Buckley Moss as "The People's Artist"...
Her appeal apparently reaches people all over the world...
Today, Moss has 450 art dealers in the U-S, as well as dealers in England, Germany, Japan, and Australia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:33:20]

((PETER RIPPE/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: DOWN DEEP, IN ALL OF US, I THINK THERE IS A NEED FOR THE OLD QUALITIES-- THE COUPLE SKATING TOGETHER ACROSS THE ICE...FALLING AND GETTING UP AGAIN. AND IN A P. BUCKLEY MOSS, YOU SEE IT HAPPENING.)) [RUNS:12]
Visual reminders of the good things in life...and Moss's continued popularity proves that the good things are what people want to see.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Waynesboro.))



[2-BIRTHDAYS] 2/28/99
Sunday:

[SUPER=130-8/Megan Eller/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-18/Teri Bradley/Glasgow]



[SUPER=130-9/Kaitlyn Barnett/Salem]



[SUPER=130-7/Johnny Burt/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-5/Luke Price/Radford]



[SUPER=130-27/Tammie Banks/Vinton]



[SUPER=130-90/Louise Lawson/Pulaski]



[SUPER=130-8/Courtney Ray/Iron Gate]



[SUPER=130-2/Mikayla Morgan/Clifton Forge]



[SUPER=130-36/Denna Witcher/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-75/Louise Harmon/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-1/Amelia Young/Penhook]



[SUPER=130-/Annie Andrews/Lewisburg]



[SUPER=130-6/Courtney Horton/Ridgeway]



[SUPER=130-8/Greta Tucker/Covington]


Anniversary: [SUPER=130-40th/Ralph & Beulah Moore/Martinsville]