[Open-Heads]

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

Coming up on News-7... In a midnight meeting the UN expresses its sympathy and distress over NATO's May 7th bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.
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And a 31-year-old Bedford man is home safe after being reported missing for four days.
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[2-shot toss to Hello][11Fatal-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-7 2:01:56]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Authorities say a Roanoke man shot his wife in the head and then shot himself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Yesterday morning, Firefighters found 53-year old Steven Beard and 54-year old Margaret Beard dead in their bed at 1424 (KEY-fauver) Kefauver Road Southeast.
The garage was burning and someone had set the house on fire in two places.
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[SOT 13:35:28]
[IN Q=We don't suspect]

((WE DON'T SUSPECT ACCIDENTAL CAUSES AT THIS TIME. YOU THINK SOMEONE STARTED IT? IT APPEARS TO BE, YES MA'AM.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Marlan Morris/Fire Investigator;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=yes ma'am]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say they have plenty of evidence showing WHO started the fire but have not released details yet.
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[Kosovo]


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


THe U-S and China have agreed to a U-N response to NATO's strike on Beijing's embassy in Belgrade.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-United Nations;]


China had wanted a statement condemning the attack.
But late yesterday it was agreed the Security Council should express it's deep distress and concern over the bombing.
The council also observed a minute of silence before the statement was read.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=the security council]
[SUPER=01-Denis Danquerewaka/Security Council President;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=by the bombing]
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[VO-NAT]


This morning a NATO spokesperson says refugees in a targeted Kosovo village may have been used as human shields to proteck military equipment.
NATO confirms the attack on the village but couldn't confirm the number of casualties.
Serb media claim scores of civilians were killed.
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[Toddler-Well]


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


Jessy Kraus, the toddler rescued from a well this week, is back home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mulvane, KS;]


The 17 month old boy who was trapped in a narrow well for five hours was released from the hospital.
Jesse suffered scrapes, bumps and mild hypothermia.
He and his family celebrated his return home with some ice cream.
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[11Man-Found]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=598-40 1:45:48]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


A man missing from his home in Bedford for four days has been found safe and sound.
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[VO-NAT]


31-year old Jonathan David Fink walked away from his home Monday afternoon.
Fink suffers from a blood sugar disorder that can cause confusion when he's off his diet.
Hikers along the Appalachian Trail spotted Fink yesterday and alerted authorities.
He's back home again and doing fine.
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[11Monticello]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-10 1:44:29]
[GRAPHIC=Jefferson Reunion]


The Monticello Association will have some special guests at today's Jefferson family reunion.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Monticello]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michelle Cooley-Quille/Hemings Descendant; :25]
[SUPER=01-Lucian Truscott/Monticello Association; :43]
[SUPER=@Joy2; :50]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=N7 Charlottesville]

((Monticello...the former estate of Thomas Jefferson...has a rich history dating back 2 centuries.
But new information linking Jefferson to at least one of the children of slave Sally Hemings....could change history as we know it.
Michelle Cooley-Quille is a descendant of Hemings..she says want to become a member of the Monticello Association and be buried in the Jefferson cemetery.
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[SOT 12:16:23]
[IN Q=What we're really]

((MICHELLE COOLEY-QUILLE/HEMINGS DESCENDANT: WHAT WE'RE REALLY STRIVING FOR IS EQUITY AND RIGHTS AND PRIVELEDGES...EQUITY THAT WE DESERVE TO EXPERIENCE BY OUR BIRTH RIGHT))
[OUT Q=doing this]


Lucian Truscott - a Jefferson descendant - is currenty in the Monticello Association.
He says the Hemings descendants have as much right as he does to become a member.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nobody's ever asked me ]

((LUCIAN TRUSCOTT/MONTICELLO ASSOCIATION:NOBODY'S EVER ASKED ME MY DNA..THEY DON'T HAVE ANY EVIDENCE THAT I'M REALLY...REALLY THE DESCENDANT FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON))
Truscott and Cooley-Quille hope the association will be convinced this weekend to accept the Hemings part of the family.
Joy Sutton, News-7 Charlottesville ))
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The association will vote on the matter later in the year.
More than 30 Hemings descendants are expected at the reunion.









[11-Hulls-DriveIn]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Weekend AM]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-24]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Hull's Drive in is one of the last of its kind in our region -- and its future is in doubt after it failed to open for this year's summer season.
Stacey Martin has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Karen and Rich Tate]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-Karen Tate; :14]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Last Summer; :28]
[SUPER=07-Robert Goodman; :45]
[SUPER=@Stacey1;]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]

((Karen and Rich Tate travelled to Rockbridge County from Frederick, Maryland to vacation and were surprised to find the drive-in they've visited for the past two years was closed.
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[SOT 16.00.36 - 16.00.53]
[IN Q=Very disappointed.]

((KAREN TATE:VERY DISAPPOINTED. WE COME FROM WHERE WE ARE THERE ARE NO DRIVE-INS AND WHEN WE FOUND OUT THERE WAS ONE HERE THAT WAS NICE TO KNOW. WE JUST CAME IN TOWN AND THOUGHT WE'D GO TO THE DRIVE-IN AGAIN. YEAH, No luck this time around. NO WE'RE DISAPPOINTED.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=we're disappointed.]


For the Tates and several other local residents, watching movies at Hull's Drive In had become a summertime tradition.
But, while rows of cars and crowds were common last summer--this year it sits quiet and deserted, leaving some people to speculate about its future.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16.23.20 - 16.23.29]
[IN Q=I expected to see]

((ROBERT GOODMAN:I EXPECTED TO SEE SOMETHING UP LIKE WE WON'T BE OPEN THIS YEAR OR JUST A SIGN SAYING CLOSED FOR THE SEASON OR ANYTHING. WHEN YOU DON'T SEE ANYTHING IT'S REALLY BAD AND THERE'S A BIG QUESTION MARK YOU KNOW?)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=YOU KNOW?]


According to the owner, W.D. Goad, the problem is out-dated projectors and equipment --that will cost an estimated 60 thousand dollars to replace.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The drive-in is]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE DRIVE IN IS ONE OF LESS THAN SIX STILL LEFT IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA AND MANY PEOPLE HAVE OFFERED MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO KEEP IT RUNNING. BUT, IT'S STILL TOO EARLY TO TELL WHAT THE FUTURE WILL HOLD. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7.))
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]

))

[11-Movie-Extras]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-11 54:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Dozens of local people are looking for a chance to be on the silver screen.
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[SOT]
[IN-Q=Well I ain't]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT-Q=there ya go.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The film is called "The Bitter Truth" - and last night at Virginia Western Community College the director was looking for extras.
It's an independent film about a former preacher's quest to find his son, who disappeared while working on a news story.
Film-makers decided they could get more for their money shooting in the Roanoke Valley than in the Hollywood hills.

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[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=Richmond speedway]


A steady rain delayed the start of the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division Hardee's 250 for the better part of three hours.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond, VA/ESPN;]


Mark Martin took the lead from Matt Kenseth on lap 197.
Martin took the checkered flag at the Richmond International Raceway for the third time in his series career.
Martin crossed the finish line at 12:30 this morning. It's his 37th win of his Busch Series career--the most in the division's history and his third for the season.
Jeff Burton was second, followed by Matt Kenseth, Todd Bodine and Jeff Green.
Kenseth's top-5 finish, combined with this wreck by Dale Earnhardt Jr., gave Kenseth the top spot in the unofficial standings.
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[2-shot toss][Brookneal-Survey]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-19]
[GRAPHIC=none]


What would YOU do to improve the town you live in?
Most of us have suggestions, but in Brookneal, they're taking those comments seriously.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In three years]
[SUPER=03-Brookneal; :00]
[SUPER=01-Danny Inge/Town Manager; :29]
[SUPER=01-Russell Austin/Barber; :54]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Guthrie/Business Owner; 1:04]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=News7, Brookneal.]


(( In three years, Brookneal will celebrate its bicentennial.. and town officials are trying to plot a course for the NEXT two hundred years.
So they surveyed Brookneal's 1300 residents, asking them what they like about their town, what it can't afford to lose and what it needs the most.
Most respondents agreed the best thing about Brookneal is its small-town flavor.. but they also feel there's room to grow.
On top of their wish list is a retail clothing store.
[SOT 9:31:03]

((DANNY INGE/TOWN MANAGER: OUR VISION TALKS ABOUT BROOKNEAL BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE ALL THE THINGS YOU NEED FOR A GOOD LIFE, SO IT WOULD BE USEFUL IF YOU COULD BUY YOUR CHILD'S PAIR OF SHORTS THAT THEY NEED FOR SCHOOL TOMORROW IN TOWN.)) [RUNS 13]
[OUT Q=in town.]


Right now, those clothing dollars are spent in Lynchburg or South Boston.. but residents say if the products were available locally, they'd buy them here.
Long- time business owners like Russell Austin say they'll HAVE to if Brookneal is going to survive.
[SOT 9:38:03]

((RUSSELL AUSTIN/BARBER SHOP OWNER: THE TOWN WOULD BE BETTER, IT WOULD GROW, THE TOWN WOULD GROW, BUT THE PEOPLE HAS GOT TO GROW WITH IT AND THEY GOT TO REALIZE THEY GOT TO SPEND THEIR MONEY HERE.)) [RUNS 09]
[OUT Q=their money here.]
[SOT 9:45:27]

((BRENDA GUTHRIE/BUSINESS OWNER: MAIN STREET IS JUST ABOUT DEAD AND ONCE THE POST OFFICE MOVES DOWN THE STREET, THAT'S NOT GOING TO HELP MATTERS, BUT PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN TO BE LOYAL CUSTOMERS.)) [RUNS 09]
[OUT Q=loyal customers.]


Danny Inge says Main Street isn't dead, it's just changing.
Inge expects some of the empty storefronts to be filled soon, and residents could see their wish list start to come true.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Brookneal.))

[2-shot toss to break][2Open-Heads]


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[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


Coming up in this half hour of News 7 Saturday Morning......
Police are still looking for the person responsible for drive-by shooting in Pittsylvania County .
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[Anchor=Denise]

And reports of more civilian casualties in Kosovo. NATO says yesterday's bombing of a Kosovar village was a legitimate military target, but Serb media claims 79 are dead.
We will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello][11Pitts-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Pitts. Co. Shooting]


Pittsylvania County police are looking for the gunman in the drive-by shooting of a woman.
23-year-old Jessica Marie Corum was walking near the Cascade Post Office around 2 yesterday morning. Someone fired out of a car window, hitting her in the chest.
Corum is in critical condition at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
Police say she has not been able to give them information about who was in the car.

[2-Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=]
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NATO confirms this morning it attacked a Kosovo village yesterday.
A strike Serbs claim killed dozens of civilians.
The alliance says it was a legitmate military target.
Dave Browde has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Korisa, Kosovo/Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=03-United Nations/Last Night; :21]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade/Last Friday; :43]
[super=04-Serbian TV/This Morning; :50]
[super=01-Vladislav Yovanovic/Yugoslavian U.N. Ambassador; :57]
[super=01-Peter Burleigh/Deputy U.S. Ambassador; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=New York]

(( SUPER: KORISA, KOSOVO/FRIDAY NARR: NATO is apologizing once again for civilian casualties caused by one of its raids. But .. the alliance claims .. the village of Korisa, where Serb media say 79 civilians were killed and 61 injured, was a legitimate military target .. including a command post and armored unit. The apology, which includes a denial that cluster bombs were used in the attack..
SUPER: UNITED NATIONS/LAST NIGHT NARR: ..came as the United Nations Security Council expressed its "profound regret" and "deep sorrow" over the bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade one week ago.
NATSND UP (UN TRANSLATOR): "..stand and observe a minute of silence."
NARR: A moment of silence in the Security Council chamber began the session. It was followed by a formal reading of the Security Council statement, which did NOT directly condemn the bombing.
SUPER: BELGRADE/LAST FRIDAY NIGHT NARR: NATO says the destruction of the Chinese embassy was the result of an outdated map.
SUPER: SERBIAN TV/THIS MORNING NARR: Serb media reports indicated NATO's 53rd night of bombing included multiple missile attacks.
NARR: And, at the UN, the Yugoslavian ambassador denounced the attack on Korisa.
SUPER: VLADISLAV YOVANOVIC, YUGOSLAVIAN U.N. AMBASSADOR "How many more innocent victims have to die before the international community and the Security Council reacts and condemns and stops this brutal NATO aggression against Yugoslavia and insists on a political solution?"
NATSND UP: (DEMONSTRATOR) "Stop your missiles Clinton!"
SUPER: SEATTLE, WA/FRIDAY NARR: Demonstrators protesting the NATO campaign greeted President Clinton on a west coast fundraising trip - but the administration again signaled no change in its Yugoslavia policy.
SUPER: PETER BURLEIGH/DEPUTY U.S. AMBASSADOR TO U.N.
SOT: We remain firm in our resolve to continue to exert pressure on

Milosevic and his government to stop their planned systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing and to permit the return of all refugees and displaced persons to their homes in safety and in security."
NARR: Despite the civilian casualties .. and both China and Russia now condemning NATO's activity .. the Clinton Administration says only Slobodan Milosevic can end the war .. and .. it insists .. the only way he can do it is by meeting all of NATO's demands. Dave Browde, CBS News, New York ))


[Gun-Control]


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


The Senate passed a bill that looks a lot like one killed earlier in the week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;]


It requires background checks on gun buyers at trade shows.
The bill passed by one vote.
Nay-sayers accused the sponsors of creating loopholes, one that allows criminals to buy guns at pawn shops.
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[SOT 5:54:11]
[IN Q=The hedge]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=after Littleton]
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[VO-NAT]


THe senate voted down a bill that would restrict gun sales on the Internet.
More debates on the juvenile crime bill are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.
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[VMI-Women]


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



2 women will graduate from Virginia Military Institute today.
Melissa Graham and Chih-Yian Ho both transferred from other schools after the Supreme Court ordered VMI to admit women in 1996.
Both women entered the school in 1997 with the first co-ed class.
They will join 217 men receiving diplomas today.

[211-Man-Found]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=598-40 1:45:48]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


A man who has been missing for 4 days is now back home.
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[VO-NAT]


31-year old Jonathan David Fink walked away from his home Monday afternoon.
Fink suffers from a blood sugar disorder that can cause confusion when he's off his diet.
Hikers along the Appalachian Trail spotted Fink yesterday and alerted authorities.
He's back home again and doing fine.
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[11Police-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-13 55:26]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke Valley law enforcement agencies honored officers killed in the line of duty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Since January of 1892, fifteen police officers and two sheriffs deputies have died while serving their communities.
Yesterday's memorial at First Baptist Church in Roanoke honored them, and the men and women who continue to wear the uniforms of local law enforcement agencies.
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[SOT 00:37:13]
[IN Q=It is also important to honor]
[SUPER=@Goodlatte;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=their lives on the line.]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday's memorial was the first to bring together the Roanoke Valley's law enforcement agencies. They plan to make it an annual observance.
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[Tease 2]


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



Still to come in this half hour......
In Sports.......Virginia Tech hosts the NCAA tennis tournament


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[VO-NAT]


and if you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors this weekend Kimberly McBroom found a quiet spot. She takes us to Pandapas Pond in this week's Time Off.
....... 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][5-Prozac]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=599-7 1:10:22]
[GRAPHIC=Prozac]


A leading drug manufacturer is trying a different approach to sell a prescription antidepressant.
Eli Lilly has created a half hour infomercial to promote Prozac.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The program will air on local T-V stations and cable networks in the middle of the night and on weekends when depressed people are more likely to see it.
At least one media critic is opposed to the idea. George Gerbner from Temple University says it's an attempt to exploit vulnerable people.
Lilly says the 30 minute commercial is aimed at the estimated nine million people who aren't seeking help for depression.
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[11Kroger]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-9 1:58:05]
[GRAPHIC=Kroger Moving In]


Now that Harris Teeter has checked out of the area....Kroger is moving in.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Workers started filling the empty shelves at new Kroger stores.
The company says it will carry the same specialty items as Harris Teeter.
And it will do its best to win over former H-T customers.
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[SOT 2:12:21]
[IN Q=we recognize]

((ARCHIE FRALIN: WE RECOGNIZE THAT PEOPLE AREN'T GOING TO SHOP WITH US JUST BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF LOCATIONS. WE KNOW WE'VE GOT TO EARN THAT TURST. WE'VE GOT TO EARN THAT LOYALTY.))
[SUPER=01-Archie Fralin/Kroger Advertising Dir.;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=THAT LOYALTY]
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[VO-NAT]


A third of the employees at the new Kroger on Brambleton Avenue worked at the Harris Teeter that was there. [picture of Terry at table with papers and charts]
One of them is going to train new employees.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:40:30]
[IN Q=we recognize]

((TERRY CREATURO: EVERYTHING ELSE IS SECONDARY. IF YOU DON'T TAKE CARE OF YOUR CUSTOMER FIRST, YOU MIGHT AS WELL NOT HAVE YOUR DOORS OPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Creaturo/Store Trainer;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=DOORS OPEN]
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[VO-NAT]


The doors at new Krogers in Roanoke and Lynchburg should open to customers in the next week to 10 days.
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[11Flamingo]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-15 23:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They're pink, they're tacky, and they could be on YOUR lawn.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


This week, we caught up with the culprits who have been spreading plastic flamingos from yard to yard.
They're members of a youth group at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
To raise money for an upcoming mission trip, they'll plant flamingos in your friend or neighbor's yard for a small donation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:43:44]
[IN Q=we were sort of afraid]

(( AMY MARTIN/YOUTH GROUP MEMBER WERE WERE SORT OF AFRAID WERE WERE GOING TO GET CAUGHT, WE HAD EVERY DOG IN THE WHOLE STREET BARKING AT US AND WE HAD SOME WINDOWS OPEN WITH LIGHTS AND I WAS AFRAID WE WERE GOING TO GET SPOTTED BUT WE DID PRETTY GOOD. ))
[SUPER=01-Amy Martin/Youth Group Member;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=did pretty good]
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[VO-NAT]


Stealth is the key, according to Youth Pastor Scott Hamilton, who says he hasn't been caught yet.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:42:59]
[IN Q=we've done yards]

((SCOTT HAMILTON/YOUTH PASTOR; WE'VE DONE YARDS AT NIGHT AND THEN THE NEXT MORNING GET A CALL AND THEY WANT TO GET SOMEBODY BEFORE THEY GET HOME FROM WORK AND THAT PERSON WANTS TO GET SOMEBODY THE NEXT NIGHT SO WE'VE HAD THEM IN AS MANY AS THREE YARDS IN ONE DAY. ))
[SUPER=01-Scott Hamilton/Youth Pastor;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=in one day]
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[VO-NAT]


And they'll continue getting around, the Flamingo team is booked up for the next week
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[Pandapas-Pond]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]
There are a lot of attractive areas in the Jefferson National Forest---


But Blacksburg's Pandapas Pond was largely the creation of one local businessman.
Here's Kimberly McBroom with this week's "Time Off".
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=As a developer and businessman]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-James Pandapas/Pond's Former Owner; :16]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; :50]
[SUPER=01-Jim Laignel/Forest Recreation Technician; 1:18]
[RUNS=2:28]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Montgomery County.]


((As a developer and businessman in the 19-40s, James Pandapas originally bought this scenic piece of property for its TIMBER.
But in time, the land came to mean much more...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:00:37 tape 1 ]
[IN Q=This was a]

((JAMES PANDAPAS/POND'S FORMER OWNER: THIS WAS A PIECE OF PROPERTY THT WE FELL IN LOVE WITH AND IT WAS FUN TO BUILD. IN THE EARLY YEARS, WE STOCKED AND FISHED AND WE HAD OUR GOOD TIMES HERE. THERE WASN'T MUCH ELSE TO DO THEN. LAUGHS.)) [RUNS:22]
Another reason for adding the pond was to help attract engineers to Pandapas' company...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 1 10:52:58]

((JAMES PANDAPAS/POND'S FORMER OWNER: THE IDEA WAS, IN BUILDING A POND WE'D MAKE THIS A RECREATION AREA AND RESERVE IT FOR JUST THE EMPLOYEES.)) [RUNS:09]
Years later, Pandapas opened the pond the public.
He says THAT was a bad decision, considering the amount of trash people used to leave behind.
Then in 19-83, Pandapas sold the land to the Jefferson National Forest for 100- thousand dollars, with the understanding that the forest service would make improvements.
Most recently, the forest service re- located some 14 miles of trails, and is even working on a handicapped- accessible path around the pond.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 1 11:19:10]

((JIM LAIGNEL/FOREST RECREATION TECHNICIAN: NOW THE BIKES AND THE HORSES HAVE THEIR OWN TRAILS OUT THERE THAT THEY CAN UTILIZE. IT'S STILL A MULTIPLE- USE TRAIL, BECAUSE PEOPLE HIKE IT, AS WELL. PEOPLE COME OUT OF BLACKSBURG TO RIDE THEIR BIKES ON IT-- WALK, HIKE, OR RUN ON IT AND THEY STILL USE PANDAPAS POND HERE. WE GET ABOUT 125,000 PEOPLE A YEAR. )) [RUNS:19]
The pond is stocked with bass and trout, to the delight of fishermen of all ages.
And some people just come here for a quiet nap in the sunshine...
Even though the area is well- utilized, the forest service keeps it clean thanks to help from Boy Scout troops, local bike clubs and local senior citizens.
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((JAMES PANDAPAS/POND'S FORMER OWNER:WE STILL DONT' HAVE MANY OF THE THINGS THAT WERE PROMISED US. BUT ALL IN ALL, THEY HAVE IMPROVED THE PROPERTY. THEY ARE POLICING IT, WHICH IS A BIG ADVANTAGE, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ENJOYING GETTING INTO THE MOUNTAINS. )) [RUNS:21]
These days, the 83-year-old's health doesn't permit him to come back here very often-- it's been three years since his last visit.
But it's easy to see that he takes great pleasure in knowing OTHERS are enjoying the peaceful spot HE discovered so many years ago.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Montgomery County.))








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He is a living example of how life can change in just a split second.
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Five years ago, Edward "Bernie"(ber-nuh-TAH-vitch) Bernatavicius was about to graduate from Lynchburg College.
Then a drive-by shooting left him paralyzed from the chest down.
But Bernie hasn't let his injury stop him from achieving his goals.
He's graduated from Villanova law school and is now looking to become an attorney specializing in family law.
Bernie was the overwhelming choice to be this weekend's commencement speaker at Lynchburg College.
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And we'll hear from him tomorrow in this week's "Virginia Profile" on News 7 Sunday Morning beginning at 8. [FULL SCREEN PINNACLE=9403]