[Open-Heads]

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

The manhunt continues in Carroll County for the man suspected of taking a woman hostage...

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and the I-U-E hopes to have an agreement this morning with I-T-T after yesterday's labor negotiations.

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[2-shot toss to Hello][11Manhunt]


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Authorities in Carroll County this morning are still looking for a man and the woman he's suspected of taking hostage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.]


The search is focused in a secluded area behind Fancy Gap Elementary School.
It all started yesterday afternoon when a female motorist passing through gave a note to a clerk at an Exxon station in Cana (kay-nuh) asking the clerk to call 9-1-1.
A few minutes later Sheriff Warren Manning pulled a Jeep over with the woman inside.
The male driver then sped off.
Police continued to pursue the vehicle until the driver eventually ran through a fence - and the Jeep caught fire.
The man and woman fled on foot and haven't been seen since.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're going to]
[SUPER=01-Sheriff Warren Manning/Carroll Co.]
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[OUT Q=get them to come out.]
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[anchor=Denise]
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Sheriff Manning says he has NOT confirmed the driver's identity, however a tracking dog did locate the woman's purse.
She is Teresa Simmons of North Carolina.

[ITT]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-27 5:52]
[GRAPHIC=ITT Deadline]


The I-U-E union is hoping to have an agreement to present to it's membership this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

The union and ITT spent most of yesterday inside a room at the Holiday Inn negotiating a contract.
One union member says the dispute is over benefits.
[super=@file]

The union represents more than 600 workers...and has been negotiating with ITT for two weeks.
Typically, talks between the two have lasted up to the deadline.
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The union contract expired at midnight, but workers didn't automatically strike.
The union must first meet with its membership to determine what to do next if an agreement is not reached.
But a union spokesman says there are still hoping a contract can be worked out...and will have a new contract to present to the membership today.

[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
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President Clinton and his "G-8" partners are hard at work at their annual summit in Cologne, Germany this morning.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cologne, Germany/This Morning;]

The leaders of the industrialized nations are officially meeting to discuss world finance but Kosovo is very much center stage.
In addition to a $100 billion plan to cut the debt of the 33 poorest nations, Group members say they'll help rebuild Kosovo .. which will cost an estimated $30 billion dollars more over the next 5 years.
[super=03-Pristina, Kosovo;]


The United States and Russia announced they've worked out terms for Russian participation in the peacekeeping force.


A Russian unit will be in charge of ground operations at the airport but NATO will run the control tower. Russian soldiers will also serve in various sectors of Kosovo - but there will be no Russian Zone.
NATO commanders say the Serbs' withdrawal is actually running ahead of schedule.
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[Synagogue]


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


Investigators are looking into what they believe are hate crimes as three synagogues in Sacramento, California, were set on fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA;]


The fires broke out in what appears to be a coordinated attack.
The first blaze gutted this downtown temple's library destroying a collection of videos on Jewish history.
Minutres later a second fire was set in a suburban temple, followed by a third in NorthEastern Sacramento.
Both sustained moderate damage.
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[IN Q=they hit the]
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[OUT Q=beyond me]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities are treating the arson attacks as hate crimes after they found literature blaming the quote, "Jewish Media" for the war in Kosovo.
The fliers urged a stop to what it called, the "north atlantic terrorist organization."
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[11Sick-Hikers]


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The number of sick hikers on the Appalachian trail is rising. Health Department officials estimate about 40-50 hikers may have caught the Norwalk Virus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Catawba/Wednesday; ]

The virus is spread from sharing contaminated water or food. Health officials advise hikers wash their hands, treat drinking water and only eat food that has been adequately stored. Test results from well water suspected of carrying the virus are expected later next week.
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[toss to weather]

[11-5-B's]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-11 1:50:51]
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A Henry County embroidering plant has closed and filed for bankruptcy, raising questions about how the county will re-claim money it invested in the plant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


5-B's dismissed its remaining 20 employees this week and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The company, which embroidered athletic apparel, at one time had plans to hire up to one-thousand workers.
5-B's owes Henry County creditors 9-point-6 million dollars.
One way for the county to reclaim some of that money is if 5-B's turns over ownership of the building.
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[SUPER=01-Sherry Ramsey/Patrick Henry Dev. Council;]

((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: IT'S AN EXCELLENT BUILDING. THE VALUE IS PROBABLY 4 TO 5 MILLION DOLLARS. I'M SURE THERE ARE COMPANIES OUT THERE RIGHT NOW THAT ARE LOOKING FOR THIS KIND OF FACILITY, SO WHEN WE DO START MARKETING, WE'LL BE VERY AGGRESSIVE.))
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[OUT Q=very aggressive.]
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[VO-NAT]


County officials say that the burden of the closing to local taxpayers will be minimal.
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[11Farmer]


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[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-23 38:22]
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The drought that's plaguing much of southwest Virginia isn't causing any major problems for one Wythe County farmer.
That's because Roger Martin isn't your conventional grower.
Teresa Hamilton explains.
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[IN Q= I'll pick]
[SUPER=03-Max Meadows; :00]
[SUPER=01-Roger Martin/Wythe Co. Farmer; :44]
[SUPER=07-Ginny Martin; 1:13 QUICK!!!]
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((
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((ROGER MARTIN/WYTHE CO. FARMER: I'LL PICK A FEW RIPE ONES.))
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[out q= ripe ones.]


Roger Martin's greenhouse in Max Meadows is filled with tomato plants-- 535 to be exact or the equivalent of a third of an acre.
But you won't find any soil nourishing these plants.
For nearly a year, Martin and his family have been growing what's known as "hydroponic tomatoes".
The roots are kept in a bag that contains a compound which promotes growth and is fed a mixture of water and fertilizer-- several times a day.
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((IT'LL WATER THERE FOR TWO MINUTES AND THEN IT WILL CUT OFF AND THEN THE NEXT ONE WILL RUN FOR TWO MINUTES.))
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[OUT q= two minutes.]


Farmers who rely on the hydroponic system are able to grow plants year 'round-- however, they do have to manually pollinate.
No problem for the Martins-- who've actually been studying up on the system for years.
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((ROGER MARTIN/WYTHE CO. FARMER: IN ORDER TO KEEP FROM HAVING TO BUY BUMBLE BEES, WE JUST GOT AN ELECTRIC TOOTH BRUSH AND THREE TIMES A WEEK WE COME THROUGH AND WE SHAKE THESE PLANTS AND IT SHAKES THE POLLEN FROM THE BACKSIDE TO THE FRONT AND IT STICKS TO THE PISTOL AND YOU HAVE GOOD SMOOTH RED TOMATOES.))
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Martin and his wife decided to build the greenhouse as a way to get their two teenagers involved in farming.
It's a decision that's definitely paid off.
13- year old Ginny spends most days helping out.
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((GINNY MARTIN: WE HAD A COMPARISON TEST ONE TIME DOWN HERE WE HAD LIKE OUR TOMATOES AGAINST A STORE BOUGHT TOMATO AND OURS WON.))
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[out q= ours won.]


If you'd like to find out for yourself-- the Martins tomatoes are for sale in a few grocery stores around the Max Meadows area.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Wythe County. ))

[11SML-Dam]


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Officials at the Smith Mountain Lake dam have federal permission to release a third less water downstream due to the drought.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]
[TAPE#=99-17 54:16]


Smith Mountain Lake is about two feet below full pond.
So A-E-P officials received federal permission to release less water.
Downstream industries like the fish hatchery can withdraw water from the Staunton River instead.
A-E-P officials say on weekends, they will release MORE water downstream to fill scenic rivers.
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[sports-plays]


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San Antonio and New York are setting NBA records in this championship series.
The Spurs set a record with their 12 straight playoff victory. The Knicks 67 points last night was the second-lowest in a Finals game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/NBA-NBC Sports;]


San Antonio leads the series two games to none on the back of Tim Duncan. Duncan threw in 25 points with 15 rebounds and four blocked shots.
Latrell Sprewell scores 2 of his 26 on the jam here. He was eight of 22 from the field and the Knicks as a team shot just 33 percent in the losing effort.
[super=34-New York/67/San Antonio/80;]


San Antonio picks up the 80 to 67 win. Only two teams have rallied from a two and oh defecit to win an NBA Championship--Boston in '69 and Portland in 1977.
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[2Open-Heads]


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[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......
Authorities in Carroll County continue to search for the man and the woman he's suspected of taking hostage...

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and fifteen people are arrested and more than 40 are taken to the hospital after a protest in central London becomes violent...
we will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello][2-11Manhunt]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-24]
[GRAPHIC=Carroll Co. Manhunt]


The search continues this morning in Carroll county for a man and the woman he's suspected of taking hostage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.]


The search is focused in a secluded area behind Fancy Gap Elementary School.
It all started yesterday afternoon when a female motorist passing through gave a note to a clerk at an Exxon station in Cana (kay-nuh) asking the clerk to call 9-1-1.
A few minutes later Sheriff Warren Manning pulled a Jeep over with the woman inside.
The male driver then sped off.
Police continued to pursue the vehicle until the driver eventually ran through a fence - and the Jeep caught fire.
The man and woman fled on foot and haven't been seen since.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're going to]
[SUPER=01-Sheriff Warren Manning/Carroll Co.]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=get them to come out.]
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[anchor=Denise]
[graphic=hold]


Sheriff Manning says he has NOT confirmed the driver's identity, however a tracking dog did locate the woman's purse.
She is Teresa Simmons of North Carolina.

[2-ITT]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-27 5:52]
[GRAPHIC=ITT deadline]


The I-U-E union is hoping to have a new contract to present to the membership today.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

The union and ITT spent most of yesterday inside a room at the Holiday Inn negotiating a contract.
One union member says the dispute is over benefits.
[super=@file]

The union represents more than 600 workers...and has been negotiating with ITT for two weeks.
Typically, talks between the two have lasted up to the deadline.
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The union contract expired at midnight, but workers didn't automatically strike.
The union must first meet with its membership to determine what to do next if an agreement is not reached.

But a union spokesman says there are still hoping a contract can be worked out.[British-Riots]


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London is cleaning up this morning after thousands of demonstrators rioted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]


The protestors threw bricks and bottles at police and through windows.
46 people were taken to the hospital, including four police officers. None of the injuries were believed to be serious.
There are conflicting reports about who the demonstrators were.
One report -- says the group was made up of capitalist protesters -- anti-monarchists-- and environmentalists.
The domnstrators crowed the streets of central London as a part of "Carnival Against Capitalism"-- timed to coincide with the meeting of the Group of eight nations in Cologne, Germany.
A total of fifteen people were arrested.
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[Royal-Wedding]


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On a lighter note, Windsor Castle is bustling with activity, this morning as the royals prepare for a wedding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Windsor, England;]


Later today Britain's Prince Edward will marry Sophie Rhys-Jones.
Thousands camped out at the castle hoping to catch a glimpse of the royal couple.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles will of course be there.
Elton John is also expected along with a world wide audience as the ceremony will be broadcast live.
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[11Saunders-Barger]


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Two Bedford County women accused of embezzling nearly 300-thousand dollars are in more trouble with the law.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Month]


A federal grand jury has added two new indictments to the case against Thelma Barger and Dorothy Saunders.
Authorities say Barger defrauded her mother-in law and another woman of more than eight thousand dollars through insurance policy scams.
Barger and Saunders also stand accused of bilking two sisters out of their life savings and using the money to build an elaborate mansion near Huddleston.
Their trial is set for September.
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[11Diamond-Thief]


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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:04:35]
[GRAPHIC=Scam]


Danville police are still looking for a couple that pulled a scam at a local jewelry store and made off with some diamond rings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Store Surveillance Tape;]


They were caught on a surveillance camera at Piney Forest Jewelry Thursday afternoon.
Police say the woman distracted the sales clerk, while the man grabbed some diamond rings.
Authorities won't say how many rings were taken, or how much they are worth.
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[Tease 2]


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


Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning Teen drivers beware...Mom is watching. We'll tell you more about a new business called Mom's Eye.


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[VO-NAT]


And In this week's Time Off, Kimberly McBroom visits the picturesque bridges of Newport in Giles County.
....... 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][11Mom's-Eyes]


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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-16 1:17:45]
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If you're a parent who's ever hesitated before handing the keys to the family car to your son or daughter, a central Virginia woman may have the solution for you.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox]


Brenda Lucky has started up a small business known as "Mom's Eye" out of her Appomattox County home.
Parents can pay a monthly fee and have a bumper sticker affixed to their child's car.
Motorists who see the teen driving unsafely can call a toll-free number and report it.
Lucky then relays that information to the driver's parents.
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[SOT 14:44:04]
[IN Q=If you've]

((BRENDA LUCKY/MOM'S EYE ORGANIZER: IF YOU'VE EVER HEARD THE THING THAT WE SAY IN APPOMATTOX THAT IT TAKES A WHOLE VILLAGE TO EDUCATE ONE CHILD.. IF YOU'VE GOT A WHOLE COMMUNITY LOOKING OUT FOR ONE CHILD, CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW SAFE THAT CHILD'S GOING TO BE?))
[SUPER=01-Brenda Lucky/Mom's Eye Organizer]
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[VO-NAT]


Lucky says she has signed up 200 families so far from all across the country.
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[11Legacy-Museum]


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[TAPE#=99-17 56:32]
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One of Lynchburg's largest employers is chipping in to help preserve the Hill City's black heritage for future generations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Ericsson Incorporated presented a 500 dollar check yesterday to organizers of the Legacy Museum.
The money will help refurbish this century- old home on Monroe Street.
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[SOT 2:42:55]
[IN Q=We look at]

((JOHN JONES/ERICSSON, INC.: WE LOOK AT THE AFRICAN- AMERICAN CULTURE IN LYNCHBURG AS BEING VERY RICH, BUT IT'S NOT BEING PRESERVED. AND IN ORDER FOR MY CHILDREN AND MY CHILDREN'S CHILDREN TO UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE, WE NEED TO HAVE A PLACE WHERE IT CAN BE HOUSED AND ENJOYED.))
[SUPER=01-John Jones/Ericsson, Inc.]
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[OUT Q=housed and enjoyed.]
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[VO-NAT]


Once renovations are complete, the Legacy Museum will house artifacts and memorabilia honoring the contributions of Lynchburg's minority community.
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[Covered-Bridges]


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[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time OFf]
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"Virginia Covered Bridge Day" will be celebrated today-- for the first time in nearly 28 years.
It'll be a big day for the rural community of Newport in Giles County.
It boasts THREE romantic, historic covered bridges within just a few miles of each other.
Kimberly McBroom has more in this week's "Time Off".
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[IN Q=The "Bridges of Giles County"; ]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Doug Martin/Local Historian; :13]
[SUPER=07-Bill & Caroline Vincel; :54]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:15]
[SUPER=07-Nancy Cate; 1:48]
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[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Giles County.]


(( The "Bridges of GILES County" could probably be the subjects of their OWN movie...
For nearly a century, they've stood the test of time...and if these wooden beams could talk...they'd have some interesting tales.
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[SOT 10:48:36 ]

((DOUG MARTIN/LOCAL HISTORIAN: THEY WERE USED PRIMARILY JUST TO GET ACROSS THE STREAMS, BUT ALSO, BECAUSE OF OBVIOUS REASONS, THEY BECAME KNOWN AS "KISSING BRIDGES". THEY ALSO-- THE STUDENTS WOULD SPEND TIME THERE AND ALSO IT WAS A CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION. PEOPLE WOULD TACK LITTLE BILLBOARDS ON THE BRIDGES, AS THEY PASS THROUGH. STUDENTS WOULD LEAVE NOTES FOR EACH OTHER AS THEY PASS THROUGH.)) [RUNS:21]
Link's Farm Bridge was built over Sinking Creek in 19-12 and sits on private property.
Legend has it that the bridge was constructed when the first vehicle on its way to Mountain Lake, stalled here.

This PUBLIC bridge has stood since 19-16...
Longtime resident Bill Vincel remembers an incident back when the bridge was still open to traffic.
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[SOT 11:36:55 ]

((BILL & CAROLINE VINCEL: THE OTHER END, THE PORTAL, IS FOUR INCHES LOWER THAN THIS END. ONE DAY, A SEARS ROEBUCK VAN TRUCK WAS MAKING A DELIVERY. THEY WENT THROUGH THIS END AND THEY DIDN'T GET OUT OF THE OTHER END. Uh Oh. WEDGED IN. THEY HAD TO LET THE AIR OUT OF THE TIRES TO GET THE VAN OUT. )) [RUNS:20]
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[SOT standup here 12:18:52 ]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THERE USED TO BE 100 COVERED BRIDGES IN VIRGINIA. MANY WERE DESTROYED DURING THE CIVIL WAR. OTHERS WERE BROUGHT DOWN DURING FLOODING IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY. NOW THAT THERE ARE ONLY 8 STILL STANDING, EFFORTS ARE UNDER WAY TO PRESERVE THE BRIDGE AND THEIR TRADITION.)) [RUNS:14]
Thanks to an active older population in Newport...all three covered bridges in the area are well maintained and still functional.
These landmarks also help "bridge" the gap between generations of local residents...
Nancy Cate's father helped build the "19-16" bridge, and she remembers some wild rides across it as a child.
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[SOT 11:44:54]

((NANCY CATE: YOU'D SIT AND HOLD YOUR BREATH AND WONDER WHETHER THEY SCHOOL BUS WAS GOING TO GET THROUGH THERE OR NOT.
Kimberly McBroom/News 7: But it did. It's still standing. CATE: YEAH, IT'S STILL STANDING.)) [RUNS:08]
It's probably no surprise that the scenic bridges have inspired local artist Robert Tuckwiller to create prints of them, sold all over the world.
But to the Newport residents who grew up with these bridges...they remain the symbols of their lives.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Giles County.))
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[GRAPHIC=WEBWATCH]


For directions on where to find the Newport Covered Bridges, you can check out our website, at W-D-B-J-7- DOT- COM.





[6SVC-Horses]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-18 39:58]
[GRAPHIC=Southern Va. College]


After more than one hundred years--Southern Virginia College lets go of a tradition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]

The arena is quiet and the horses are gone. S-V-C's eight-time national championship equestrian program has ended. In the program's prime--the stables held 65-horses with a waiting list of students bringing their own. Times have changed and the program has lost more than one hundred-thousand dollars a year since 19-94. College administrators also say student interest has declined.
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[SOT tc 1:49:36]
[IN Q=We're trying]

((CURTIS FAWSTON/ SVC PRESIDENT: WE'RE TRYING TO ALLOCATE RESOURCES FOR THOSE PROGRAMS THAT HAVE LARGER NUMBERS OF STUDENTS. SO IT'S JUST A MATTER OF ECONOMICS. BASICALLY JUST TRYING TO PUT OUR DOLLARS WHERE THEY'RE NEEDED MOST.))
[SUPER=01-Curtis Fawston/SVC President]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=needed most.]
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[VO-NAT]

S-V-C does hope to reinstate the equestrian program when they can bring it back up to a successful and cost-effective level.
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[Profile-Preview]


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[NEWSCAST=sat.am]
[WRITER=jsu]
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[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profiles]


The Roanoke Valley Horse Show is only a few days away.
And in this weeks Virginia Profile Joy Sutton takes us out to Bent Tree Farm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville]


Where horse trainer Lee Hudson and her 3 year-old daughter Anna prepare to perform in the upcoming show.
The two will be riding Friesan horses...which are a new type of horses to compete for the first time at the horse show.
And little Anna says she is ready to show off what the horses can do.
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[SOT 02:37:58]
[IN Q=Show people]

((ANNA HUDSON: SHOW PEOPLE THE STUFF OF THE HORSES...TROTTING))
[SUPER=07-Anna Hudson]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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hey will be riding tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning beginning at 8. We'll give you a sneak peak of what you can expect from the mother- daughter team...and more on the Friesian horses t