[Metcalf]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=jda]
[GRAPHIC=Metcalf Settlement]


Roanoke County officials and a police officer who was fired in November say they have settled their differences.


But a 77- year- old woman who was hit with pepper spray is taking issue with the agreement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./February 25;]


Details of the settlement are confidential, but Russell Metcalf is resigning from the police force, rather than being terminated.
He was dismissed in November following a routine traffic stop in which he used pepper spray on Goldie Akers.
Akers now says she's glad Metcalf is off the force, but says she's disappointed that he's being allowed to resign.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I just wish it hadn't happened]

((I JUST WISH IT HADN'T HAPPENED. AND I SAY IT WAS TOTALLY UNCALLED FOR. THERE WAS JUST NO SENSE IN IT. I JUST WENT TO GET MY PAPER AND A PACKAGE THAT WAS IN MY MAILBOX.))
[SUPER=01-Goldie Akers]
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[OUT Q=that was in my mailbox.]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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The story doesn't end here.
Akers still faces charges including reckless driving, and obstructing a police officer. And her attorney says she is considering a lawsuit of her own.


[6-Severed-Head]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-78 1:38:20]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Richmond Police are still investigating the murder of a man whose head was severed.
But one thing is sure, they are NOT ready to label last week's decapitation murder a hate crime.
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[VO-NAT]


Eddie Northington's severed head was found displayed on
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week; :04]

a footbridge in a city park.
His body was discovered almost a mile down the James River near downtown Richmond.
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[SOT 12:36:25]
[IN Q=If you rush]

((TERESA GOOCH/RICHMOND DEPUTY CHIEF: IF YOU RUSH TO LABEL A PARTICULAR CRIME MOTIVATED BY ONE THING OR ANOTHER, IT REALLY CAN DO A LOT OF INJUSTICE TO A VULNERABLE SEGMENT OF ANY POPULATION, WHETHER THEY'RE ELDERLY, WHETHER IT'S A CHILD, AND WE;RE NOT ABOUT TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Teresa Gooch/Richmond Deputy Chief;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=about to do that.]
[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=none]


Police may be recalling a few years back, when they investigated a series of murders of elderly women-- dubbed "the Golden Years killings" -- and finally concluded the murders were NOT the work of a serial killer.
The investigation panicked many elderly residents for months.



[6-77-accident]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=599-3 16:33]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Another tractor trailer accident on one of Virginia's Interstates--This time Mother nature is to blame.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.]


Wind gusts near 80 miles per hour yesterday flipped over a manufactured home headed north on I-77.
The northbound lanes were closed for an hour and a half as crews worked to remove the wreckage.
No one was injured.
Fancy Gap is known for treacherous driving conditions-- and VDOT crews are trying to make it safer.
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[6-Fancy-Gap]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:08:40]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]



(wipe/wipe/wipe)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Last week]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co./Last Week; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Perdue/VDOT Tech. Supervisor; :06]
[SUPER=03-Fancy Gap/February, 1997; :12]
[SUPER=@Andrew1; :57]
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[OUT Q=take a safer route.]

[99-6 33:40]
((Last week a snow squall created near whiteout conditions on Fancy Gap.
[SOT :39]

((BOBBY PERDUE/VDOT: WE DID RECORD ONE 122 MILE WIND GUST UP HERE. YOU CAN SEE JUST UP THE ROAD, WE'VE GOT A TRUCK BLOWN OVER.))
[RUNS= :05]

[96-106]
But fog has made this stretch of interstate famous.
February of 1997 visibility dropped to near zero-- causing dozens of cars to slam into each other.
There was no advance warning for motorists. [Today]
It's up to VDOT to find a solution-- a way to warn travelers visibility is dropping.
[SOT 1:59]

((BOBBY PERDUE: WE'LL HAVE FOG DETECTION. WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR A QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS TO FIRE A WARNING TO A COMPUTER.))
[RUNS= :05]


Bobby Perdue is banking on remote weather instruments. In addition to fog detection, this unit measures wind speed, road bed temperature, and more.
But it's not perfect yet.
[SOT 1:35]

((BOBBY PERDUE: WE'VE GOT TO FIND A WAY-- AS YOU CAN SEE, WE'RE OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE VIRTUALLY, SO WE'VE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO POWER THE EQUIPMENT WITH GENERATORS TO TRY AND WARN FOLKS WHAT'S GOING ON ON THE MOUNTAIN.))
[RUNS= :11]



[SOT 19:59]

((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: YOU WOULDN'T KNOW THAT WINDS WERE GUSTING AT 80 MILES PER HOUR HERE UNLESS YOU WERE STANDING ON THE INTERSTATE-- OR IF YOU WERE BACK AT SALEM'S VDOT OFFICE, WHERE INFORMATION IS SENT BACK LIVE.))
[RUNS= :08]

[salem pictures] This protype system uses a cellular phone to send back a picture of traffic on the mountain. But this setup isn't the end of the road. VDOT is getting ready to launch a 2 million dollar project on Fancy Gap.
In about a year, fog detection systems will line the highway, and electric signs will automatically fire to warn travelers of danger. Bobby Perdue hopes the advanced warning will convince drivers to slow down- or even better-- [SHOT OF FLASHING TURN SIGN: 11:41] to turn off the interstate and take a safer route.))

[J-M-U]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
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James Madison University Residence Halls are re-opening a day early. Beginning at 4 this afternoon students returning from Spring Break will be able to move back in. School officials made the decision based on tomorrow's winter weather forecasts.

[toss to weather][6-BV-SCHOOL]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE=99-7]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Construction has resumed on a new high school in Buena Vista after materials from a nearby landfill were discovered.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


The landfill dates back to the 1950's.
It's located about 500 feet from where the school will be built.
Concern that the materials were toxic prompted school officials to hire a company to conduct 37 tests.
But, the tests revealed the materials are not harmful.
[SOT 15.12.52 - 15.12.57]
[INQ=We have not found]

((DR. JAMES BRADFORD/SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT:WE HAVE NOT FOUND ANY TOXINS AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECT OF THIS SINCE 1988.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. James Bradford/Schools Superintendent;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUTQ=this since 1988.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bradford says plans also call for construction of a new football field and baseball diamond on the 65 acre site.
The entire project is costing the city about 12 million dollars.
Once the new high school is built, Parry McCluer High School will become the area's middle school.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-41 1902TC]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL]


Later tonight the Salem Spartans' basketball team will try to do what the school's football team did back in December - win a state title.
Last night the team hammered Caroline by 18 in the semi-finals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/Caroline vs. Salem; :00]


The Spartans had a little bounce in their step even in pregame introductions.
And Salem would come out of the gates smoking. Troy Johnson takes the pass from Adam Rutledge and buries the three pointer. Salem leads by 7.
Dennis Haley was a force inside and out for the Spartans the entire game. This strong rebound and short jumper in the paint puts Salem on top 24-to-9.
But Caroline would make its lone run in the second quarter by pushing the tempo. Here the Cavaliers cut the Spartans' lead to five at halftime with this layin.
But Salem would push the advantage back into double digits in the third. Rutledge buries the baby jumper off of a nice screen.
Trey Shiflett would cause Caroline all kinds of problems. Here he penetrates and uses the ball fake to get free. It's 60-to-45 Salem.
[SUPER=32-Salem/71/Caroline/53/Group AA Semi-Finals;]


The Spartans stifling "D" would finish off Caroline with Shiflett's steal and behind the back feed to Haley. Salem rolls to the 71-to-53 semi-final win.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Morgan/Salem Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Haley/Career High 23 Points; :07]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...BIG WIN TONIGHT."]
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[Apartment-Fire]


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


St Louis police believe they have the man in custody who set an apartment fire that killed six children.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-St. Louis, MO;]

It happened yesterday.
They believe the 23-year-old man is the boyfriend of a woman injured in the fire.
Apparently the two had a fight outside the building before the blaze.
Later, the man was seen returning to the building with a red container, possibly filled with gasoline.
The children ranged in age from seven-months to nine years old.
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[6-Appox-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-5 36:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Appomattox authorities say a widow has confessed to killing her husband.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox/This Week]


29- year- old Sandra Ann Olivarri was arrested Tuesday, six months after Nick Olivarri's body was found dumped along a roadside in Campbell County last fall.
He'd been shot twice.
Olivarri allegedly confessed to the shooting during an interview after her arrest.
32- year- old William Curtis Tidwell also faces murder charges for helping hide Olivarri's body.
No motive has been revealed.
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[Patrick-Henry]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SAT am]
[WRITER=vga]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


According to Published reports, Six Patrick Henry High School students were arrested after one girl was stabbed during a fight in the cafeteria.
The report says, yesterday morning a 16-year old girl suffered a severe cut to her hand and a scratch to her chest after she was stabbed by another girl during a scuffle.
Police say the 15-year old, who was armed with a blue-handled steak knife was charged with malicious wounding and possessing a weapon on school property.
The girl who was cut was charged with assault --
All five were charged with disruption of school.





[6-Crimeline]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:36:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


High schools and middle schools in Salem will be among the first to offer students a new weapon against crime that's a phone call away.
Stacey Martin explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Beginning next fall]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=07-Page Crew; :15]
[SUPER=07-Jordan McArthur; :26]
[SUPER=01-Michael Bryant/ Salem Asst. Superintendent; :52]
[SUPER=@Stacey2; 1:03 QUICK!]
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Salem.]

((Beginning next fall students at Andrew Lewis Middle School won't have to rely just on adults to guard them against dangers on school grounds.
They can take matters into their own hands by making a phone call to the School Crime Line.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15.32.51 - 15.33.02]
[IN Q=I think sometimes]

((PAGE CREW:I THINK SOMETIMES STUDENTS FEEL IF THEY TELL SOMEONE STUDENTS MIGHT THREATEN THEM AND I THINK THIS WAY THEY CAN CONFIDE IN SOMEONE AND TELL THEM WHAT'S GOING ON.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=what's going on.]
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[SOT 15.30.05 - 15.31.12]
[IN Q=It's good for others]

((JORDAN MCARTHUR:IT'S GOOD FOR OTHERS TO KIND OF LOOK OUT FOR EVERYBODY AND MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY STAYS OUT OF TROUBLE.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=out of trouble.]


Officials with the Roanoke Valley Crime Line are pitching the idea to several area school systems.
If the school boards approve the idea, posters will go up and mailings will go out to students encouraging them to tell what they know about drugs or weapons on school grounds or other crimes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14.56.25 - 14.56.32]
[IN Q=Your school is a]

((MICHAEL BRYANT/ASST. SUPERINTENDENT:YOUR SCHOOL IS A MICROCOSYM OF YOUR COMMUNITY AND WHATEVER IS GOING ON IN THE COMMUNITY TYPICALLY GOES ON IN SCHOOLS TO A CERTAIN DEGREE.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=to a certain degree.]


As with the Roanoke Valley Crime Line, callers to the School Crime Line remain anonymous and receive awards for their information.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Salem.))

[6-GOP-Candidates]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-79 1:52:46]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


Some Virginia Republicans have a new battle to fight....
They are NOT just running against Democrats this fall.
Some are running against their fellow Republicans.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Elected four]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ann Kincaid/GOP Strategist; :19 ]
[SUPER=01-Gail Nardi/House Democratic Caucus; :26 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :49 ]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]


((Elected four times, Richmond Republican Delegate Panny Rhodes is considered by Democrats a mainstream Republican... a thoughtful Republican... someone with whom they can work.
But she'll have to fight newcomer Ruble Hord for her party's nomination.
GOP strategist Ann Kincaid's working for Hord.
[sot 12:59:33 ]

((ANN KINCAID: I DON'T THINK WE'RE REALLY OPPOSING A REPUBLICAN. WE'RE OPPOSING A PERSON WHO WAS ELECTED TO VOTE LIKE A REPUBLICAN WHO HAS VOTED LIKE A DEMOCRAT.))
[runs= :08 ]



[sot 15:44:32 ]

((GAIL NARDI/HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS: MAINSTREAM REPUBLICANS ARE BEING ATTACKED FROM WITHIN BY MEMBERS OF THEIR OWN PARTY. AND IT LOOKS AS THOUGH WHAT THEY LIKE TO SAY IS A BIG TENT IS MORE LIKE A PUP TENT.))
[runs= :15]


Rhodes is NOT alone.
Fairfax Republican Senator Jane Woods faces a challenge from within her party too.
She bucked Governor Jim Gilmore most notably on his child health insurance plan last year.
The Governor's office won't say if he's encouraged opponents to Woods or Rhodes.
[sot 13:01:32 ]

((ANN KINCAID/GOP CONSULTANT: I DON'T THINK GOVERNOR GILMORE IS OUT EXPECTING LOYALTY AS MUCH AS HE'S LOOKING FOR TEAM EFFORT TO PUT FORTH WHAT THE VOTERS HAVE ELECTED HIM TO DO.))
[runs= :10]


It's the kind of team effort Virginia Democrats would love to get from Democratic Congressman Virgil Goode.
But the statewide party is clearly NOT gunning for Goode.
[sot 15:45:50 ]

((GAIL NARDI: WHATEVER HAPPENS, IT WON'T BE BECAUSE A GOVERNOR OR SOMEONE STANDING LIKE THE WIZARD OF OZ BEHIND THE CURTAIN SAYS GO GET THEM BUT DON'T LET MY FINGERPRINTS SHOW.))
[runs= :11]


Currently, NO Democratic incumbents are opposed by members of their own party.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))


[Staunton-River]


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



More fish in the Stuanton River have tested above the state's P-C-B advisory level.
The latest additions are flathead catfish and small mouth bass.
Eight of the 73 samples tested above the state's advisory level. That's according to fish sampling results released by the Department of Environmental Quality yesterday.
The high level fuels concerns the contamination could be worse than originally thought.
P-C-Bs are manmade compounds used as coolants until the 1970s.
They were banned after scientists learned they may cause liver damage and cancer.

[Wood-Racing-Museum]


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


The Wood Brothers Racing Team will celebrate its golden anniversary next year.
In that time, the Wood family has amassed quite a collection of photographs, trophies, and unforgettable memories from the track.
Kimberly McBroom spent some "time off" at the Wood Brothers Racing Museum in Stuart.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This museum marks a trip]
[SUPER=03-Stuart; :01]
[SUPER=01-Kim Wood Hall/Office Manager; 1:22;]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; 2:10;]
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[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Stuart.]


(( This museum marks a trip down memory lane-- no doubt a FAST trip-- for Kim Hall, who grew up working in the family business.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:19:56]

((KIM WOOD HALL/OFFICE MANAGER: I KIND OF LIKE TO CALL IT MORE OF A SCRAPBOOK. MOM AND DAD'S PICTURES AND EVERYTHING FROM THE LAST 49 YEARS OF WOOD BROTHERS RACING HISTORY.)) [RUNS:10]
Hundreds, maybe even THOUSANDS of photographs line the walls...trophy cases are fully stocked, and old racing suits are carefully hung-- as if waiting to be worn again.
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[SOT 12:20:39 ]

((KIM WOOD HALL/OFFICE MANAGER: THERE ARE PICTURES HERE WITH PRESIDENT CARTER. HE HAD THEM AT THE WHITE HOUSE BACK IN THE 70S. JUST A LOT OF THE PEOPLE WE HAVE MET OVER THE YEARS. YOU SEE PICTURE OF OTHER DRIVERS-- OF COURSE, DRIVER WHO DROVE OUR CARS, BUT OTHER DRIVERS-- THEY ARE OUR FRIENDS, WHERE THERE ARE PEOLE THAT WE WORK WITH FROM WEEK TO WEEK AND YOU KNOW-- THERE'S NO TELLING WHO YOU'LL SEE IN HERE.)) [RUNS:30]
Hall's father, Glen Wood formed the racing team in 19-50, with the help of his brother Leonard.
GLEN is perhaps best known for driving the Number 16....its engine was installed so far back into the car that Wood was nicknamed the "backseat driver" on the racing circuit.
Hall says she's too young to remember her father's racing days...but she has seen old footage.
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[SOT 12:28:41]

((KIM WOOD HALL/OFFICE MANAGER: HE'D GET THAT LEFT FRONT WHEEL OFF UP IN THE AIR AND WE PUT IT IT IN THE CORNER. HE WAS PRETTY GOOD.)) [RUNS:08]
Hall, herself once slipped behind the wheel at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Driving School.
How fast DID she go?
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[SOT 12:29:45 ]

((KIM WOOD HALL/OFFICE MANAGER: WE WON'T GO INTO THAT. BUT NEEDLESS TO SAY, I GOT THE SLOWPOKE AWARD.)) [RUNS:04]
Long before the checkered flag is raised, the Wood cars must first pass muster in the shop.
Visitors to the museum can see first-hand where the cars are transformed from frames and rollbars, into the familiar Citgo Tauruses.
THIS is what's left of the car Wood Brothers' rookie driver Elliott Sadler brought back after the Daytona 500.
But as the Wood tradition continues, each race brings the exciting prospect of victory.
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[SOT 12:34:45]

((KIM WOOD HALL/OFFICE MANAGER: EVERY TIME WE LEAVE THIS SHOP, THAT'S OUR INTENT-- IS TO WIN THEM ALL. )) [RUNS:05]
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[SOT 13:26:22 standup here]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE WOOD BROTHERS RACING TEAM IS BUSY GETTING READY FOR THE NEXT BIG WINSTON CUP RACE COMING UP TOMORROW AT THE ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, STUART.)) [RUNS:09]))




[Profile-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=Va profiles]
[GRAPHIC=Va profiles]


A rabbi raised in Argentina is here in Roanoke....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


saying he wants to strengthen the Jewish population.
Rabbi Manes Kogan leads the Beth Israel synagogue.
He's making changes, reviving a Sunday service.
He says he wants to bring people closer together to emphasize each other's positive points.
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[SOT 9:59:19 tape 3]
[IN Q=I tell people]

((I TELL PEOPLE YOU DON'T NEED TO BE VERY CLOSE FRIENDS BUT YOU NEED TO ACCEPT PEOPLE THAT ARE DIFFERENT FROM YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Manes Kogan/Rabbi;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=DIFFERENT FROM YOU]
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[VO-NAT]

[Take full screen pinnacle board 9403 ESSc]
Tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning at 8, We'll spend time with the rabbi and hear if he's felt discrimination against Jews in our area. (------------)