[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=]
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A pedistrian was killed on 419 after being hit by a car last night we will have that story in a few minutes.
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[VO-NAT]

and
Hampden-Sydney prepares to play in tonight's Division 3 National Championship in Salem. I will have those details coming up a little later in sports.

(----------------)[Fatal-accident]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=99-11 14:54]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal ax]


A man is dead, after being struck by a car in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;]


The accident happened shortly before 9-30 last night.
Roanoke County police say forty-year old Steven Akers of Roanoke was trying to cross Route 4-19, when he was hit by a white Volkswagen traveling northbound.
Akers was prounounced dead at the scene.
Charges have not yet been filed against the driver. Police say speed was NOT a factor.
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[Bieber]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-2 TC56:36]
[GRAPHIC=News-7 at Six]


A late- night party INSIDE a Senate Committee meeting room at the state Capitol has profoundly embarrassed State Democrats.
Ellen Qualls broke the story- -despite the Capitol Police's initial refusal to release the incident report.
She got the report yesterday, and now says: Democratic Party Chairman Ken Plum is calling the incident an embarrassment to the Democratic Party.
Ellen Qualls takes us back to the early morning hours of February 26th-- the last day before this year's General Assembly session ended.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Democratic Party]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; : ]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=News7 Richmond]

(( Democratic Party executive director Craig Bieber and the grandson of Norfolk Democratic state Senator Stanley Walker lead a 2:30 a-m party of five to the 10th floor meeting room of the Senate Finance Committee.
That's after telling a police officer they "were going to reminisce the previous days of the General Assembly in the Senator's sixth floor office."
The officer smells alcohol.
The officer checks in on the party 45 minutes later and hears the subjects "speaking as if they were having a meeting, saying such things as 'point of order.'"
The officer tells them "play time is over."
A lot of gavel banging had ensued-- causing what Senate officials estimate to be up to 200 dollars worth of damage.

Another warning 30 minutes later and the party breaks up.
The officer notices an unnamed individual who "held a bottle with a Wild Turkey label on it."
So Democratic Party Chairman Ken Plum says party director Craig Bieber has been reprimanded.
Similar "incidents in the future will be cause for his dismissal."
And Bieber "has taken steps to deal with an alcohol-related problem.
That treatment is a mandatory condition of his future employment
Another party staffer has received a letter of warning.
We're told he was the designated driver.
A member of U-S Senator Chuck Robb's clerical staff faces personnel action.
A Senate clerk's staffer has been dismissed. Ellen Qualls News 7 Richmond))

[6-Counterfeiting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-6 TC46:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Counterfeit currency turned up in a couple of places in western Virginia this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Secret Service Agents and Bedford County Deputies raided a home in Goodview yesterday morning, and confiscated about 25-hundred dollars in bogus twenties.
Robert Pratt was charged with having counterfeit currency.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Some fake hundred dollar bills turned up at three Henry- County fast- food restaurants Thursday.
Authorities arrested two people from Bassett, and two from Reidsville, North Carolina on charges of passing the counterfeit money.
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[6-Deadbeat-Dad]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-8 TC44:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One of Bedford County's Top Ten Deadbeat Dads is back in the hands of Bedford Authorities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


47- year- old Jonathan V. Bethard (beh-THARD) was returned to central Virginia late yesterday afternoon following his arrest in West Plains, Missouri.
Bethard owes his two children more than 28- thousand dollars in back child support.
He'd been on the run since the fall of 1998.
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[Balloon]


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


It didn't take 80 days, but the Swiss-British balloon team has made it around the world.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones are in the record books as the first balloonists to travel around the world none stop.
Their ground team says they completed the trip around five this morning in the skies over the Africa.
The men took off March first and since then have traveld more than 26-thousand miles.
They are continuing the flight, in hopes of touching down near the pyramids in Egypt, probably early tomorrow.
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[Teacher-Pay]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Weekend AM]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-10 TC30:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Teachers in Rockbridge County will likely get a bigger paycheck later this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


About 570 thousand dollars has been set aside for a pay raise.
If members of the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors approve the raise teachers will get an average increase of 5.3 percent.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15.21.14 - 15.21.29]
[IN Q=It helps in terms]

((JOHN WHITESELL/SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: IT HELPS IN TERMS OF TEACHERS STAYING HERE THAT'S CORRECT BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY IN TERMS OF RECRUITING NEW TEACHERS HERE BECAUSE WHEN A NEW TEACHER LOOKS AT THE BEGINNING SALARIES IN SCHOOL DIVISIONS THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE THAT COMPARISON. THEY'RE NOT GOING TO LOOK AT WHAT IT LOOKS AT 10 OR 15 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Glen Stark/Schools Superintendent;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=down the road.]
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[VO-NAT]


The pay raise is part of a two year effort to bring Rockbridge County teacher salaries in line with those for surrounding counties.
Once approved, the increase will go into effect at the beginning of the next school year.
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[School-Expansion]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Weekend AM]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-9 TC 38:08]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Rockbridge County school officials are moving ahead with efforts to get rid of mobile classrooms at some area schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


First, on their list is Fairfield Elementary School.
County officials recently purchased 22 acres beside the school.
A new wing with at least 12 additional classrooms will be built onto the existing facility--allowing school officials to get rid of mobile classrooms that have been around since the early '80s.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14.40.08 - 14.40.19]
[IN Q=Because of the way]

((JOHN WHITESELL/SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: BECAUSE OF THE WAY WE'RE SPREAD OUT STUDENTS CROSS THE PARKING LOT SEVERAL TIMES A DAY AND TRANSPORTATION WITH BUSES..THERE'S ALWAYS CONGESTION AND THINGS AROUND HERE AND IT'S JUST GOING TO BE A BIG CHANGE.))
[SUPER=01-John Whitesell/School Principal;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=to be a big change.]
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[VO-NAT]


The school now has 340 students but it was built to accomodate only 200.
The project is expected to cost 3.3 million dollars.
Construction is scheduled to begin in a few months.
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[6-Franklin-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-7 TC40:51]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Franklin County may buy a former textile plant to house a workforce training program and high school technical courses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Virginia Apparel closed last May -- one of three textile plants that closed in Franklin County last year.
County officials want to diversify the job market-- moving away from housing and textiles... into more high-tech fields.
The school board plans to purchase the plant to house a new workforce training program with local colleges.
New technical courses for high school students would also be taught in the building.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=HOLD]


They will present the seven-and-a-half-million dollar plan, which also includes renovating the high school -- to the county supervisors for approval next Tuesday night.

[S-Sidney]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-34 tc 25:47]
[GRAPHIC=D-3 Final Four]


Hampden Sydney College earned a spot in tonight's Division Three Championsip game by beating an unbeaten.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Conn. College vs. Hamp.-Sydney;]


The Tigers go on the run and former Salem star Kevin Garst takes it in for the points he had seven on the night.
Connecticut College came into the contest 27 and oh gets points off the rebound but can't overcome it's 36-percent shooting from the field.
[super=33-Conn. College/58/Hampden Sydney/74;]


T.J. Grimes led Sydney with 18 points and gets three of them here. and the Tigers win it 74 to 58 and set up a meeting with a familiar N-C-Double-A Tournament foe in Wisconsin Platteville.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:15:38]
[IN Q=maybe]

(())
[SUPER=01-Tony Shaver/Hampden Sydney Head Coach;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=work out for us]
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[Anchor=Denise]
[ss=Hold]


Tip off is at seven tonight at the Salem Civic Center.



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[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-40 tc 26:47]
[GRAPHIC=Div Three final four]


Wisconsin-Platteville earned a meeting with Hampden Sydney and a return trip to the championship by beating William Patterson 75-to-51.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Wm. Patt. vs. Wisc.-Platteville;]


The Pioneers with good passing around the horn set up the three pointer and the 44-25 lead.
William Patterson doesn't give up the fight, but the short jumper doesn't do much to cut into Wisconsin's 19 point lead.
[super=33-Wm. Patterson/51/Wisc.-Platteville/75;]


The Pioneers shoot 63-percent from three point range and the defending Division Three Champs advance by beating William Patterson 75-to-51.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-31 tc 55:18]
[GRAPHIC=WOMEN'S FINAL FOUR]

[anchor tag anchor tag]
Virginia Tech and the second ranked Tennessee Volunteers square off this afternoon in N-C-Double-A Tournament play.

This is the Lady Hokies first trip to the Sweet 16, while the Lady Vols have made 11 appearances in the Final Four.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :12]
[SUPER=01-Amy Wetzel/Virginia Tech Guard; :35 ]
[SUPER=01-Pat Summitt/Tennessee Head Coach; :55 ]
[SUPER=01-Julie Felix/Virginia Tech Trainer; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-Tere Williams/Virginia Tech Forward;1:33]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=...coach in america]
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[anchor=denise]
[ss=hold]


There are still tickets available for today's nationally televised game. Tip off is at 2 o'clock.

[Kosovo]


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


Kosovo is in turmoil this morning after the collapse of the Paris Peace talks yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


President Clinton is Yugolslavian officials to seek peace. But the Serbs seem unmoved by the threat of NATO airstrikes.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=if we don't]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=for success]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Ethnic Albanian sources say the Serbs have launched a major offensive.
About 30 tanks, armored vehicles and trucks with anti-aircraft guns were on the move.
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[Innotech]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-3]
[GRAPHIC=Innotech New Jobs]


It's the biggest new plant investment in Roanoke Valley history.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Innotech -- part of Johnson and Johnson -- is going to build a 125-million-dollar eyecare plant in Roanoke.

Innotech was founded by a Roanoke doctor nine years ago.
The company, specializing in spectacle lenses, is creating 600 jobs paying an average of just under 30-thousand-dollars a year.
(//// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:15:30]
[IN Q=These are]

((THESE ARE GOING TO BE JOBS THAT ARE GOOD PAYING THAT ARE HIGH-SKILLED WITH A WORLD CLASS COMPANY. THE COMPANY WILL NOT HAVE ANY TROUBLE FINDING PEOPLE TO WORK FOR A COMPANY LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Doughty/Rke. Valley Econ. Dev. Partnership;]

[RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=company like that]


Governor Gilmore made yesterday's announcement. He also said he is going to make sure employees in this area are well trained.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:37:29]
[IN Q=I've added]

((I'VE ADDED MORE THAN $3.5 MILLION TO ADD TO THE $5 MILLION IN MY BUDGET TO ADD TO THE ROANOKE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER HERE.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]

[RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=center here]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Roanoke will pay about 9 million dollars in local grants for the new Innotech plant but says it will get its money back in about seven years in taxes and new construction jobs.
The new plant will be on a 31-acre site off Interstate 581 near Hershberger Road and is due to open next year.

[6-First-Union]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-5 TC30:23]
[GRAPHIC=First Union Layoffs]


While Innotech is expanding, First Union is cutting back.
It's eliminating more than 58-hundred positions system-wide.
But it is still unclear how many of those will be in our area.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March 3]


As we've already reported, First Union's Roanoke call- center has already received a memo from the bank's corporate headquarters, warning that significant layoffs were on the way.
There have been SOME local cuts since then, but we do not have an exact number.
First Union employs about two thousand people in Roanoke County.
(------------)


[Missing-Tourists]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Two burned bodies have been found in the rental car belonging to three missing tourists in California.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Long Barn, CA;]


42-year old Carol Sund, her daughter, and an Argentine exchange student disappeared last month during a trip to Yosemite National Park.
Their burned-out car was found Thursday in some woods about fifty miles north of there. Two bodies were found in the trunk-- burned beyond recognition.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=As a father]
[SUPER=01-Francis Carington/Carol Sund's Father;]
(As a father, I feel terrible. I'm supposed to die...)
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=supposed to die..(cries).]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The F-B-I believes the women were victims of a car-jacking. And the remoteness of the site leads them to think the killer is someone familiar with the area.
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[6-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-83 TC1:28:38]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


A brief standoff in southwest Roanoke ended in the arrest of a burglary suspect.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Raymond Peggins came out of his house yesterday morning on Campbell Avenue, after talking to a police negotiator for half an hour.
Peggins was wanted for allegedly breaking into the home of his estranged wife, assaulting her and another man.
Police had brought in their tactical team and evacuated a couple of homes nearby, because Peggins had been refusing to give himself up.
They also thought he might have some weapons inside.
(------------)


[6-Sullivan]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-4 TC1:11:23]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Big trouble for Peggy Sullivan, the Dublin woman charged with trying to hire someone to kill her boyfriend with a pipe bomb.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/March 9;]


She's been indicted for violating FEDERAL firearms laws.
Sullivan was arrested in January....
[SUPER=03-Dublin/January 19;]

after meeting in a restaurant parking lot with an undercover police officer, posing as a hit man.
She's accused of offering the man 5-thousand dollars to blow up her former boyfriend.
Authorities found two homemade pipe bombs in her pickup truck.
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[6-Fralin]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-78 TC1:47:35]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


A member of one of Roanoke's most well-to-do families has thrown his hat into the political arena.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


William Fralin wants to be a State Senator.
He fed a multitude of G-O-P faithful atop Mill Mountain yesterday.
Lunch was provided by his mother and sister, Fralin said.
Almost every local Republican office-holder was there, past and present.
Even the Governor- -in town for the Innotech announcement- -put in an appearance.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is an]
[SUPER=@gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Fralin/(R) Candidate for Va. Senate; :17]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=to go forward]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=John Edwards]


Edwards says: "without my leadership, the center wouldn't exist."
He won the Senate seat in 1995, campaigning on a promise to establish the Higher Ed Center in Roanoke.

[6-Radford-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-82 TC32:44]
[GRAPHIC=Carilion]


Carilion is about to embark on a new chapter in the New River Valley today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Carilion's New-River- Valley Medical Center will officially open its doors.
The new facility replaces Radford Community hospital, which is located about five miles away.
The new hospital is supposed to open shortly before seven.
About an hour later, local rescue squads will transfer patients from Radford into the new facility.
The majority of the hospital's offices have already moved into the new facility.
They began making the move about a month ago.
(------------)



[6-Monty-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Health News]


Doctors at Montgomery Regional Hospital are turning the procedure of administering anesthesia from an art to an exact science.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; ]

Until now, anesthesiologists have only been able to measure the vital signs of muscle and heart rate, now they can detect brain- wave activity. The new technology being used to monitor patients awareness during surgery is called a Bispectral (BY-spec-tral) Index. The monitor uses a disposable sensor placed on the forehead and temple to continuously analyze brain waves.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 11 27 20]
[IN Q=With this]

((DR. DON HEINDEL/ANESTHESIOLOGIST: WITH THIS MONITOR THE INCIDENTS SHOULD BE MUCH LESS...SO I THINK THAT THAT SHOULD REASSURE THE PATIENT SOMEWHAT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Don Heindel/Anesthesiologist; ]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=patient somewhat.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Doctor Heindel (HINE-del) says no patient has ever experienced conscious sedation at Montgomery Regional hospital, and with this new technology, they never will.
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[Cabin-Creekwood]


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


You may think of a cabin retreat as a place for honeymooners, or couples seeking a romantic getaway.
But at Cabin Creekwood, getting away from it all means bringing the kids along too.
Kimberly McBroom profiles this August County "family- friendly" cabin resort in this week's "Time Off".
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The Cabin Creekwood resort....]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Horst/Cabin Creekwood Host; :12]
[SUPER=01-Stan Horst/Cabin Creekwood Host; :45]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:01]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Augusta County.]


(( Cabin Creekwood has always been a FAMILY business....
With the help of her husband Stan, Debbie Horst took over the resort from her parents, when they moved away.

She has fond memories of growing up here.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:42:11 ]

((DEBBIE HORST/CABIN CREEKWOOD: IT WAS REALLY NEAT, AND WE'VE MADE SOME REALLY GOOD FRIENDS. ACTUALLY, WE HAVE A CUSTOMER WHO'S BEEN STAYING WITH US SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING, WHEN WE HAD JUST ONE CABIN AND HE GOT TO BE SUCH A PART OF THE FAMILY THAT HE WAS AT OUR WEDDING.)) [RUNS:12]
The nine- cabin community located in Lyndhurst, Virginia attracts visitors from all over the country.
While couples seeking a romantic retreat will surely find privacy and relaxation here-- it's FAMILIES who frequent Cabin Creekwood the most.
For an additional fee, you can even bring along the family PET.
Each cabin has its own unique style.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:47:02 **PLEASE B-ROLL PART OF THIS WITH CABIN]

((STAN HORST/CABIN CREEKWOOD: WE HAVE EVERYTHING FROM-- ONE OF OUR CABINS IS ACTUALLY A LOG CABIN THAT WAS BUILT BY A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER PRIOR TO THE CIVIL WAR. SO, THAT'S THE MOST RUSTIC, AND THEN WE HAVE EVERYTHING FROM THAT ON UP TO A VERY MODERN HOME. SO, YOU CAN KIND OF TAKE YOUR PICK IN BETWEEN THERE.)) [RUNS:16]
Cabin Logwood is certainly the most rustic.
It was originally built in Goshen, then later moved and re- built at its current location.
Cabin Dogwood can accomodate the whole family, and is one of the most popular units.
It includes a full living room and kitchen area...as well as a screened- in porch and wrap-around-deck.
There are NO phones here..but each cabin has MOST any other modern convenience.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:44:11]

((STAN HORST/CABIN CREEEKWOOD HOST: THERE'S A T.V. IN EACH CABIN, ALTHOUGH WE DON'T GET ANY TELEVISION RECEPTION HERE.
IT'S STRICTLY FOR V.C.R. USE. AND MOST OF THE CABINS-- ALL BUT ONE HAVE EITHER A FIREPLACE OR A WOOD STOVE IN IT.))

[RUNS:12]
If you do want to venture outside the comforts of this home-away-from-home.... the Spring thaw will allow many hours of enjoyment at the resort swimming pool.
Guests can easily make the one- mile hike to Sherando Lake, or a quick THREE- mile drive to ski at Wintergreen.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:46:05]

((DEBBIE HORST/CABIN CREEKWOOD: I VENTURE TO SAY THOUGH, MOST PEOPLE WHO COME, JUST HANG OUT IN THE CABIN, JUST TO GET AWAY. )) [RUNS:06]
And with the only distraction being the babbling sounds of the nearby creek..it is easy to do just that.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Augusta County.))





[S-Darlington]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-29]
[graphic=darlington]


Jeff Gordon won the pole at Darlington yesterday, but Winston Cup qualifying took a back seat to the bizarre happenings in practice.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/espn2; :00]


Jimmy Spencer's Winston machine was really smoking when it caught on fire. He tried to save the engine but the team had to go to a backup car.
Then in Busch Grand National practice, Bobby Labonte hit the outside wall at full speed then ricocheted back into the inside retaining wall.
He broke his right shoulder and was replaced by Matt Kenseth.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I just...]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/Breaks Right Shoulder; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=OVER WITH."]
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[VO-NAT con't]


Jeff Gordon, won the pole with a blistering lap of 173 point 167 miles an hour.
Here's the top 25.
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[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Jeff Gordon/173.167/2. Johnny Benson//3. Mark Martin//4. Mike Skinner//5. John Andretti//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Rick Mast//7. Kevin Lepage//8. Bill Elliott//9. Jeff Burton//10. Tony Stewart//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Jeremy Mayfield//12. Joe Nemechek//13. Michael Waltrip//14. Kenny Irwin//15. Elliott Sadler//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Geoffrey Bodine//17. Bobby Hamilton//18. Robert Pressley//19. Brett Bodine//20. Sterling Marlin//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Dale Jarrett//22. Chad Little//23. Kenny Wallace//24. Jimmy Spencer//25. Ken Schrader//;]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=..last driver."]
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[2S-Sidney]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-34 tc 25:47]
[GRAPHIC=D-3 Final Four]


Hampden Sydney College and defending Division three Champion Wisconsin Platteville will face off for the national championship tonight in Salem.
The Tigers earned the spot by beating an unbeaten.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Conn. College vs. Hamp.-Sydney;]


The Tigers go on the run and former Salem star Kevin Garst takes it in for the points he had seven on the night.
Connecticut College came into the contest 27 and oh gets points off the rebound but can't overcome it's 36-percent shooting from the field.
[super=33-Conn. College/58/Hampden Sydney/74;]


T.J. Grimes led Sydney with 18 points and gets three of them here. and the Tigers win it 74 to 58 and set up a meeting with a familiar N-C-Double-A Tournament foe in Wisconsin Platteville.
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Tip off is at seven tonight at the Salem Civic Center.



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Before Virginia Tech meets the second ranked Tennessee Volunteers today at few more game preparations need to be made.
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The Lady Hokies went over the game plan yesterday in practice at the Greensboro Colisum.
But Tech players have a few superstitions that have to be carried out for the game to go the Lady Hokies way.
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Freshman Nicole Jones will be wearing ugly lime green nail polish today. Before every game she changes the color of her nails. Another supersition the Lady Hokies say has helped them to a 28 and two record.
Tip off for the N-C-Double-A East Regional game is two o'clock.
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D-Day veteren Bob Slaughter has been awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor.
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You may remember him from his connection with the movie Saving Private Ryan.
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Slaughter has also been a key figure in the effort to build a National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
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He received the award during the group's state conference yesterday. The honor puts Slaughter in the company of past recipients like Ronald Reagan and General William Westmoreland.
The Medal of Honor is the group's highest award for a civilian.

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A small Bath County church is marking a very special anniversary this year...
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Windy Cove Presbyterian Church is 250 years old.
Many of its current parishoners can trace their family trees back to the founding of the church in 1749.
Tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning we'll hear from the church's pastor and find out how it's managed to keep up with the changing times while preserving its rich heritage.
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That's coming up tomorrow on News 7 Sunday morning beginning at eight. [SS=FS Pinnacle Board 9403]