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[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
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[roll cold out of the open]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=19-Denise/Allen;]
[SUPER=19-Andrew/Freiden;]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... In Belgrade today, air sirens ring in the sound of daytime attacks and
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Paula Johnson has made a decision in her claims settlement against the state.
we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SAT AM]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=99-?]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


An early morning fire kills some family pets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Fire broke out around 4 this morning at this apartment complex at 375 Elm Avenue.
The residents were inside, but fire fighters quickly evacuated them from the scene.
A few cats were not as lucky. A neighboring building also suffered some smoke and heat damage. The cause of the fire is still under invesitgation by the fire marshall.
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[1-Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


The all-clear has again been sounded in Yugoslavia's capital.
Earlier today the sirens sounded a first ever daytime alert as NATO conducted daytime strikes in Belgrade.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tirana, Albania;]


In the meantime, US relief agencies based in the northwest are trying to help thousands of refugees who have been jammed together in small encampments.
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[SOT 5:44:27]
[IN Q=you've got]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=brothers and sisters]
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[SOT 5:44:49]
[IN Q=I couldn't sleep]

(())
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=slept in the rain]
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[VO-NAT]


More food and medical supplies arrive daily in an effort to ease the suffering of the refugees.
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[Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Switched babies]


There is a new development in the switched babies case.
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[VO-NAT 99-3 1:34:00]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


Paula Johnson, the mother of one of the little girls, has offered to accept 2-million dollars to settle her and her daughter's claims against the state.
Virginia's cap on medical malpractice awards would limit any settlement to 1- million dollars.
But Johnson's attorney says Paula Johnson is entitled to 1- million dollars for herself and another million dollars for her daughter because they were both patients.
The switch occurred at the University of Virginia Hospital in July 1995.
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[Craig-KKK]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Weekend AM]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#99-???]
[GRAPHIC=Craig Co. Hate Crime]


The FBI may be looking into a possible hate crime in Craig County.
The problem started with a racially-charged sign posted last Friday in an area known as Craig City.
It included a racial slur apparently directed at a black resident.
Stacey Martin has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Deputies with the]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.; ;00]
[RUNS=1:22]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:11]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]

((Deputies with the Craig County Sheriff's Department confirmed the sign was posted at the edge of Allen Wright's front lawn and read in part, "Nigger go home."
News 7 contacted Wright about the sign but he would not talk to us.
However, neighbors said the message was directed at a black man who was new in town.
Deputies would only identify him as "Oscar"--a man from West Virginia who was living with Preston Greenway until a few days ago.
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[SOT 16.33.43 - 16.33.50]
[IN Q=I hated to tell]

((PRESTON GREENWAY: I HATED TELL HIM TO LEAVE BUT I HAD TO--I COULDN'T AFFORD TO HAVE MY 10-THOUSAND DOLLAR TRAILER BURNED DOWN BECAUSE OF DAMNED IGNORANCE.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=of damned ignorance.]


It's similar threats and a fear of violence that has many residents scared to speak publicly about the incident.
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[SOT 00.22.51 - 00.23.26]
[IN Q=It's a small town...]

((IT'S A SMALL TOWN ...AND EVERYBODY JUST KNOWS EVERYBODY AND PRETTY MUCH WHAT'S GOING ON AND A LOT OF PEOPLE IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE AND THINK LIKE THEY DO YOU PAY FOR IT.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=pay for it.]
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[SOT 00.18.48 - 00.19.06]
[IN Q=They probably would come]

((THEY WOULD PROBABLY WOULD COME DOWN HERE AND TEAR UP ANY PROPERTY OF OURS-- MESS WITH THE CAR, THE HOUSE, WHATEVER; START SPREADING RUMORS WHATEVER. )) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=spreading rumors, whatever.]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The case has now]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE CASE HAS NOW BEEN TURNED OVER TO THE SALEM STATE POLICE WHO HAVE AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION INTO THE MATTER.
AND, THEY HAVE IN TURN CONTACTED THE FBI AND THEY ARE CONSIDERING THE CASE A POSSIBLE HATE CRIME. SM, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=Stacey Martin, News 7.]))


[11-Pitts-Remains]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Pitts Remains Found]


Pittsylvania County authorities are left with plenty of questions to answer after a dog dug up skeletal remains.
A canine found a human skull Thursday, on Old Mayfield Road.
The skeleton has been sent to the medical examiner's office in Roanoke for an autopsy.

[Weather-Damage]


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


Ohio officials will spend the morning surveying the damage caused by yesterday's severe weather which killed six people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blue Ash, OH;]


The governor has declared a state of emergency in three counties after a tornado with winds of more than 200-miles per hour raced through a Cincinnati suburb.
The storm uprooted trees, tore off roofs, overturned cars and knocked down power lines.
Classes were cancelled at a junior high school.. and instead.. became a makeshift shelter.
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[toss to weather]

[Tease 1]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[SS=None]



Still to come on News7 Sunday Morning.......
We continue with part 2 of the weekend diner. We are in the middle cooking Galantine of Turkey Breast with Country Ham and Pecans.
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[VO-NAT]

and if you are heading out to the movies this weekend you might want to avoid the movie The Mod Squad... We have Anna Wentworth's review coming up in just a few minutes.
but first here are the lottery numbers.....
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[go straight to bump][11-Goldman-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-5]
[GRAPHIC=Va. State Capitol]


They ought to have to keep track of their office expenses if they want to be reimbursed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Wednesday]


That's the point Bath County Delegate Creigh (KREE) Deeds tried to make Wednesday.
His effort failed.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]


So yesterday, former Democratic party chairman Paul Goldman filed a lawsuit against the state comptroller.
Goldman says state lawmakers' office expenses should at least be documented.
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[SOT 14:02:26]
[IN Q=It's over a]

((IT'S OVER A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN UNDOCUMENTED OFFICE EXPENSES. YOU KNOW, IF THEY HAD REAL EXPENSES, I'M SURE THE TAXPAYERS WOULD BE HAPPY TO PAY THEM. BUT EVERYBODY ELSE WHO WORKS KNOWS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. IF YOU HAVE EXPENSES, AND YOU WANT YOUR EMPLOYER TO PAY FOR THEM, YOU GOTTA PROVE THAT YOU HAD 'EM.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Goldman/Talk Radio Host;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=you had 'em.]
[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=none]


The Attorney General declines to respond to the lawsuit until his office is served.
He's expected to challenge Goldman's legal standing to file the suit.





[11AEP-Test]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=98-10 1:06:57]
[GRAPHIC=AEP]

AEP joined a continent-wide effort to make sure they are ready for Y2K.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

[outside shot of AEP] Early reports show the company is in good shape to handle communications in the next millennium.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well AEP]

[17:51:48] ((TOM AYRES: WELL AEP AND VIRTUALLY ALL ELECTRIC UTILITY SYSTEMS IN NORTH AMERICA PARTICIPATED IN A TWO-HOUR DRILL TODAY TO TEST HOW A BACKUP COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WOULD FUNCTION IF WE EXPERIENCED A PARTIAL LOSS OF PRIMARY COMMUNICATION DUE TO Y2K OR COMPUTER PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Ayres/Corporate Communications Mgr.]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=or computer problems.]
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[VO-NAT]

[shot of control room] Yesterday's drill was successful. Their results prove that old-fashioned voice communication will be a sufficient back-up in an emergency. [shot of electric plant] AEP is conducting a series of tests to ensure that they are Y2K ready by the end of June. They service almost FIVE- HUNDRED- THOUSAND customers in Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[ROLL COLD OUT OF THE OPEN]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


Coming up in the second half hour of News 7 Saturday Morning...... A two day man hunt for a Henry County Murder Suspect has ended and
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a drug bust at a Bedford County DAY CARE center
we will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello]

[Kosovo]


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


Air-raid sirens sounded today--the first ever daytime alert in Belgrade.
In the past, NATO has conducted daytime strikes in Kosovo, but not in Belgrade
Overnight targets included a T-V transmitter near the Kosovo capital.
Meantime, hundreds of Kosovo refugees have entered neighboring Albania for the first time since the Serbs closed the border three days ago.
David Browde has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-Serbian TV/April 1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade/Friday; :10]
[SUPER=01-Spyros Kyprianou/Cypriot Parliament Spreaker; :16]
[super=03-Washington/Friday; :38]
[super=04-Pentagon Video; :45]
[super=04-CBS Evening News; :54]
[super=01-Gen. Wesley Clark/NATO Supreme Comander; 1:01]
[super=03-Kosovo-Albania Border; 1:37]
[super=03-Brazda, Macedonia; 1:48]
[Super=01-David Browde/Reporting;]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=New YOrk]

((SUPER: SERBIAN TV/APRIL 1 NARR: THE SERVICEMEN WEREN'T RELEASED. THE CYPRIOT ENVOY WHO'D THOUGHT HE'D RETRIEVE THE THREE AMERICAN SOLDIERS .. CAPTURED LAST MONTH ALONG THE YUGOSLAV-MACEDONIAN BORDER AND SHOWN THE NEXT DAY ON SERBIAN T-V .. SAID THE CONTINUING BOMBING MADE THAT TRANSER IMPOSSIBLE.
LOCATOR SUPER: BELGRADE, FRIDAY SUPER: SPYROS KYPRIANOU, CYPRIOT PARLIAMENT SPEAKER
SOT: "I HAVE DONE MY UTMOST. IF I COME .. I WILL DO IT AGAIN .. I WILL

TRY AGAIN .. BUT WE MUST UNDERSTAND .. THAT EUROPE AND THE WORLD .. NEEDS PEACE, STABILITY, UNDERSTANDING .. FRIENDSHIP."
LOCATOR SUPER: WASHINGTON, FRIDAY NARR: AMERICAN OFFICIALS EXPRESSED DISAPPOINTMENT BUT NO SURPRISE AT THE FAILURE OF THE DIPLOMATIC MISSION .. AND SAID THE BOMBING WILL CONTINUE.
SUPER: PENTAGON VIDEO NARR: BUT AS TO GROUND TROOPS FOR KOSOVO, THE OFFICIAL WORD IS STILL, "NOT NOW." THE AIR MISSIONS .. CRUISE MISSILE AND BOMBING ATTACKS .. ARE THE KEY.
COURTESY SUPER: "CBS EVENING NEWS" NATO'S SUPREME COMMANDER TOLD CBS NEWS CORRESPONDENT DAN RATHER THE BOMBING IS WORKING AND THE SERBIAN INFRASTRUCTURE IS BEING HIT HARD.
SUPER: GEN. WESLEY CLARK, NATO SUPREME COMMANDER
SOT: "THERE'S ONLY ONE PERSON WHO CAN REALLY ANSWER WHAT WILL BE

REQUIRED TO DO THIS AND THAT'S PRESIDENT MILOSEVIC. IT IS TO SOME EXTENT A FUNCTION OF HIS THRESHOLD FOR PAIN AND LOSS. IT IS A FUNCTION OF THE COHERENCE OF HIS TOP LEADERSHIP CADRE, AND IT'S A FUNCTION OF THE ABILITY OF THE SERB MILITARY AND POLICE FORCES THAT IS BEING INFLICTED AND WILL BE INFLICTED INCREASINGLY ON THEM."
SUPER: SERBIAN TV NARR: SERBIAN T-V CONTINUES TO SHOW DEFIANT DEMONSTRATORS WHO SAY THEY'RE HUMAN SHIELDS AT BRIDGES AND NEAR STRATEGIC FACILITIES .. BUT THE ATTACKS ARE CONTINUNING..
SUPER: KOSOVO-ALBANIA BORDER/THIS MORNING NARR: ..AS IS THE EXODUS OF REFUGESS FROM KOSOVO. THE SERBS ALLOWED 15-HUNDRED MORE TO LEAVE OVERNIGHT. THEY CROSSED THE BORDER FROM KOSOVO INTO ALBANIA. THE BORDER WAS THEN RECLOSED.
SUPER: BRAZDA, MACEDONIA, FRIDAY NARR: AMERICAN OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE NOW CHANGED PLANS TO BRING SOME OF THE REFUGEES TO THE U-S NAVY BASE IN GUANTANAMO, CUBA. THEY SAY THEY CAN CARE FOR THEM BETTER .. AND THE REFUGEES WANT TO STAY .. CLOSER TO HOME. DAVE BROWDE, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK ))



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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-1 4:56:52]
[GRAPHIC=Michael Ramey]



Two more men were charged yesterday in connection with Tuesday's robbery and murder in Axton.
Thursday night's arrest of 35- year- old Michael Anthony Ramey in Henry County ended a two- day manhunt for the murder suspect.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Michael Anthony Ramey]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; :29]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 41]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Martinsville.]


((Michael Anthony Ramey was taken into custody Thursday night without incident. He now faces more than a dozen felonies including capital murder.
The Sheriffs Department is also charging two other men as accomplices.
Investigators say 23- year- old Lawrence David Reynolds and 19- year- old William Lamine Murphy knew about the plan to rob the store. Authorities believe the two were waiting in a car when Ramey killed Susan Hylton and wounded two of her co-workers at Little Taylors Grocery and Grill.
[SOT 13:41]
[IN Q=The people in this county]

((THE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTY WERE VERY SCARED. AND THEY HAD EVERY RIGHT TO BE. THIS MAN OBVIOUSLY WAS VERY DNAGEROUS AND I'M PERSONALLY VERY RELIEVED HE'S IN CUSTODY. WE ALL ARE.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=we all are.]


The arrest beings relief to many, but little consolation for the family and friends of Susan Hylton.
She was buried at Mountain View Cemetery following a service at a local funeral home.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Martinsville))

[11-Bedford-Gambling]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-13]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford Co. Drug Bust]


"Operation Zero Tolerance" has netted more than twenty suspected drug dealers in Bedford County.. and more arrests are expected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The roundup started Wednesday in Big Island, where a husband and wife have been charged with selling L-S-D and marijuana.
Authorities say 36- year- old Monica Underwood Farmer was selling drugs right out of the daycare center she operated for more than a dozen children.
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[SOT 5:31:03 (tape 1)]
[IN Q=It troubles me]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: IT TROUBLES ME, AND I THINK IT WILL TROUBLE ANYBODY, MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY, THAT THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY WAS GOING ON THERE AT THE LOCATION.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :00]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=at the location.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police also broke up what they say was a backroom gambling operation in Big Island, where they seized three illegal video poker machines.
A total of thirty people are being sought in the crackdown.
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[11First-Friday]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-7 1:05:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


First Friday's kicked-off the first in a series of monthly concerts for the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Despite yesterday afternoon's weather, many people came out to enjoy the festivities.
Budweiser offered beer tasting....and cigars were on display to purchase.
The band "The WORX" was scheduled to play but rain forced them to pack-up early.
Former First Friday's President Kent Martin says Roanokers can expect a wide aray of performers this year.
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[SOT 2:22:34]
[IN Q=We've got Puddle duck]

((KENT MARTIN/FORMER PRES. FIRST FRIDAY'S: WE'VE GOT PUDDLE DUCK FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE. WE'VE GOT BANANNAS AT LARGE, RADAR ROSE, THE KINGS. SO WE'VE GOT A GOOD LINE UP))
[SUPER=01-Kent Martin/Former First Friday's President]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=good line up]
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The next First Friday's is scheduled for the first weekend in May.
All of the profits from the events go to local charities


[Tease 2]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[SS=None]


Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning.......
In sports, the Express take a win over Dayton in the ECHL playoffs
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[VO-NAT]

and in Time Off, Kimberly McBroom introduces us to a Floyd Co. bed and breakfast that allows you to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy nature.
but first here are the bestselling books of the week.
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[no 2 shot go straight to the bestsellers]

[soft music under][11Regional-Jail]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-6 1:04:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you would like to see inside the New River Valley regional jail in Dublin, you can get your chance today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin]


The facility is prepared to welcome its first prisoners in a matter of days.
Lieutenant Governor John Hagar was the keynote speaker at yesterday afternoon's ribbon cutting and later toured the jail which will serve eight southwest Virginia jurisdictions.
Today, the public will get a chance to walk through the state of the art facility.
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[SOT 12:40:39]
[IN Q=There's been]

((RALPH DOBBINS/REGIONAL JAIL SUPERINTENDENT:THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF APPREHENSION ABOUT THE JAIL AND ITS BEEN REFERRED TO AS A PRISON AND WHO'S GOING TO BE KEPT HERE AND WE WANT THEM, TO ONE, FEEL SECURE ABOUT THIS FACILITY THAT IT'S BUILT WITH THEIR SAFETY IN MIND AND THE FACT THAT IT'S NOT A PRISON AND TO SEE THE TECHNOLOGY THAT'S OUT HERE, IT'S THEIR TAX DOLLARS THAT PAID FOR IT AND WE WANT THEM TO COME SEE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Dobbins/Regional Jail Superintendent; :00]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=see it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The open house is set to begin at nine- AM and will wrap up at three.
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[11Gov-House]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-4 1:37:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's practically a steal at 99-hundred dollars a month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


That was one of the talking points of the Gilmore administration yesterday on the media tour of the Governor's rental.
The house on Richmond's Cary Street Road will be home for Virginia's First Family and dog Sparky while the Executive Mansion is being restored this summer.
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[SOT 13:02:33]
[IN Q=Yeah, we]

((BRYAN SLATER/SECRETARY OF ADMINISTRATION: YEAH, WE THINK WE GOT A GOOD DEAL. WE GOT IT FOR WHAT WORKS OUT TO BE 12 DOLLARS A SQUARE FOOT. IN THE RICHMOND RENTAL MARKET, COMMERCIAL SPACE DOWNTOWN PRICES RANGE FROM ANYWHERE FROM 16 TO 22 TO 23 DOLLARS A SQUARE FOOT, DEPENDING ON THE AGE OF THE BUILDING.))
[SUPER=01-Bryan Slater/Secretary of Administration; ]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=the building.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Brown house is assessed at 2-point-7 million dollars.
It must serve as an entertainment and economic development tool for the state, have high tech security, and serve as office space for the mansion staff.
Those offices are now in a former billiards room.
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[11Historic-District]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-8 1:20:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Rocky Mount takes a step back in time with it's newly named historic district.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]
[TAPE#=598-23]


The downtown area of Rocky Mount is drawing big attention to the small town ...and bringing money along with it.

The town has an old courthouse, several churches and a newly built farmer's market in the heart of the historic district, which now includes 200 acres on the Virginia Landmarks Register.
An architectural historian says the perks include national attention, plus possible tax credits for buildings being restored.
Rocky Mount has also been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places.
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[Harmony-Farm]


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


If you live in the city, it's easy to forget the soothing sounds of a hummingbird or a babbling creek...
But a farm- turned- bed and breakfast in Floyd County is just the place to reconnect with nature.
In this this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom takes us to Harmony Farm.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When you make a reservation]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Sue Baker/Innkeeper; :11]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Doug & Susan MacKinnon/Guests; 2:07]
[RUNS=2:39]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Floyd Co.]


(( When you make a reservation at the Harmony Farm Bed and Breakfast, you might not be counting on an ADDED amenity-- a lesson on the ENVIRONMENT.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:39:05]

((SUE BAKER/INNKEEPER: FIRST OF ALL, WE WANT IT TO BE A PLACE OF REFUGE FROM FAX MACHINES AND E-MAIL, A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN GET INTO THE OUTDOORS AND REALLY ENJOY THE NATURAL WORLD. TO BE IN SURROUNDINGS WHERE THEY FEEL COMFORTABLE AND SAFE AND YET, PAMPERED.)) [RUNS:17]
As part of their guests' education-- trees and flowers are labeled , and the public living room has several reference books for nature lovers to look up their favorites.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:40:42]

((SUE BAKER/INNKEEPER: THIS GOES BACK TO MY OLD EXPERIENCE AS A TEACHER AND ALSO A GIRL SCOUT. BUT WE REALLY-- BOTH BILL AND I-- TRY TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO MAKE THE LAND AROUND US A TEACHING LABORATORY, SO TO SPEAK, BOTH FOR PEOPLE WHO COME HERE, AND WE HOPE TO BRING SCHOOL GROUPS IN ALSO TO DO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES WITH THEM.)) [RUNS:24]
This Floyd county farm getaway wasn't always so well- manicured...
When Baker's husband, Bill bought the 90- acre property, all that was here was this two- room homeplace and a lot of brush.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:38:21 ]

((SUE BAKER/INNKEEPER: IT HAD NOT BEEN FARMED FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS. SUCCESSION HAD TAKEN PLACE IN WHAT WAS FORMERLY OPEN FIELDS. SO, THERE WAS A LOT OF UNDERGROWTH, A LOT OF TREES.)) [RUNS:12]
Now the farm boasts several wildflower beds and a vegetable garden.
The great outdoors are brought INDOORS by way of an earth-friendly decor in the bed and breakfast's three guest rooms.
The Aviary...appropriately filled with birdhouses.
The Harmony room bears a likeness to a Native American wig wam.
And finally, the Bear's Den...a popular room with skylights and of course, stuffed bears.
Breakfast at Harmony Farm ALSO has a unique flavor...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:41:54]

((SUE BAKER/INNKEEPER: TURNOVERS AND STUFFED FRENCH TOAST AND HERB-BAKED EGGS, TO NAME A FEW. AND THEN WE BAKE OUR OWN BREADS AND MUFFINS HERE.)) [RUNS:11]
Harmony Farm guests Doug and Susan MacKinnon make a habit of staying at bed and breakfasts when they travel.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:04:02]

((DOUG AND SUSAN MACKINNON/HARMONY FARM GUESTS: YOU HAVE A HOST AND HOSTESS THAT KNOW THE AREA, AND IT'S MUCH MORE PERSONAL AND INFORMAL THAN STAYING IN A HOTEL, WITH A CLERK THAT MAY NOT LIVE IN THE AREA, DOESN'T KNOW THE AREA VERY WELL AND WE FIND OUR INTERACTION WITH OTHER GUESTS HAS BEEN A REALLY FUN THING.)) [RUNS:23]
The hiking enthusiasts say they'll come back here to enjoy more of the country scenery...and of course, nature's HARMONY.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Floyd County.))






[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profiles]


Hairstyles come and go, but in one Roanoke neighborhood, the man with the scissors has stuck around.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Last Thursday Lewis Farmer marked his 50th anniversary as a Roanoke barber.
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[IN Q=A guy called]

(( A GUY CALLED ME WHEN I GOT THROUGH WITH BARBER SCHOOL, HERE IN ROANOKE. I THOUGHT I'LL STOP HERE LONG ENOUGH TO GET SOME EXPERIENCE, BUT I NEVER DID GET AWAY, NEVER DID GET BACK TO GALAX.))
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[OUT Q=never did get back to Galax.]
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Joe Dashiell visited the Highland Park Barber Shop last week, and he will profile Lewis Farmer tomorrow on News (---------------)7 Sunday morning beginning at 8.