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

The search continues today for the Evington man who may have drowned at Smith Mountain Lake ....

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[Denise on Camera] and a tractor trailer fire this morning shut down Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County.


[2-shot toss to Hello][11Bedford-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-27 17:43]
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The Bedford County Sheriff's Office will continue its search today for a missing Evington man they believe may have drowned at Smith Mountain Lake.
Divers spent most of yesterday looking for 34 year-old Hank Edward Little near Mariner's Landing.
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[VO-NAT]


Little was last seen alive 10:30 Thursday night when he told his friends he was going for a swim.
He was wearing long pants and military style boots.
Authorities will continue their search of the lake.
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[SOT00:58:45]
[IN Q=At the same]

((AT THE SAME TIME...CONDUCTING SEARCHES IN THE AREA OF HIS HOME))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Office]
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[OUT Q=area of his home]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Little's friends reported him missing around 11:30 yesterday morning. Authorities are asking anyone with information on Little to call Bedford County Sheriff's Department

[Tractor-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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A tractor trailer fire in Rockbridge County shut down part of Interstate 64 this morning.
The fire began around 4:30 off the 43 mile marker of the interstate.
Officials do not know the exact cause of the fire, but believe hazardous materials may be to blame.
Fire squads from Alleghany County were called to the scene to assist with the fire.
The driver was taken to Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington.
So if you are traveling that way today, Dispatchers say the interstate has reopened, but the westbound off and on ra

mps at exit 43 will be closed for most of the day. [Earthquakes]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[GRAPHIC=earthquake]


Earthquakes are shaking the westcoast from Oregon to British Columbia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Montesano, WA ;]


The jolts have been felt for two days.
This luxury home near the epicenter of the quake got hit extremely hard.
Last night's quake was estimated at magnitude five-point-five by the U-S Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado.
The earthquake -- which hit Friday night -- was centered about 70 miles southwest of Seattle.
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[11Water-Supply]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=chr]
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The ongoing drought is leaving many private well owners WITHOUT water, but there is help.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Roanoke County is making water available for free - to people whose wells have dried up.
Residents can pick up water at several fire and rescue stations.
County officials say the water will be available as long as it's necessary... and that the upcoming holiday played a large part in the timing of the decision to help out.
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[SOT 21:42:39]
[IN Q=We're going into]

((WE'RE GOING INTO THE LONG FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GOOD TO BE PROACTIVE TO LET PEOPLE KNOW DRINKING WATER WOULD BE AVAILABLE AT OUR FIRE AND RESCUE FACILITIES AND WHAT THEY COULD DO TO GET IT IF THEY HAVE A PROBLEM))
[SUPER=01-Anne Marie Green/Roanoke Co. Community Relations]
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[OUT Q=have a problem]
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN LOCATIONS]
Well users who need water should bring their own containers to one of the following locations: Vinton Volunteer Fire Department, Cave Spring Fire Department, Hollins Fire and Rescue, Clearbrook Fire and Rescue, Fort Lewis Fire and Rescue and Read Mountain Fire and Rescue.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PHONE NUMBER]
If you have any questions, call Roanoke County dispatch at 561-8036.
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[11Wells]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-34 5:00]
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The drought is taking it's toll on shallow wells in the area forcing some homeowners to dig a little deeper.
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[SOT 16:53:47]
[IN Q=The well went dry]

((JOHNNY LESTER/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: THE WELL WENT DRY ONE DAY AND FROM THEN ON IT WENT DOWN HILL.))
[SUPER=01-Johnny Lester/Roanoke Co. Resident;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=downhill.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Johnny Lester called in crews from Don Griffin Drilling to extend the 200 foot well that has supplied his Clearbrook home since 1991.
Local well drilling companies say they're working overtime to handle urgent requests from families without water.
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[SOT 16:50:54]
[IN Q=What we're trying]

((DON GRIFFIN/DON GRIFFIN DRILLING CO.: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS PUT OFF SOME NEW CONSTRUCTION, JUST TO GET OUR CUSTOMERS THAT WE'VE DRILLED IN THE PAST, YOU KNOW, THAT HAD SHALLOW WELLS, SO WE'VE GIVEN THEM FIRST PRIORITY GOING BACK AND GETTING WATER FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Don Griffin/Don Griffin Drilling Co.]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=getting water for them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The crew drilled to a depth of 420 feet before completing the job. Lester says he's relieved to have a reliable source of water again.
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[11Rain]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=99-18 1:05:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A commonly asked question in the Roanoke Valley lately: "Where's the rain?"
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

[Dry Carvins Cove-- Preston's today tape] The answer: Not in the Roanoke Valley. [RAIN tape]
But in most parts of Virginia, showers and storms have been numerous lately. [more Carvin's]
But the skies around Roanoke and Carvins Cove have been much drier than normal.
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[SOT 18:22]
[IN Q=There have]

((MIKE EMLAW/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT RAINS GOING ACROSS SOUTH OF ROANOKE, AND THEN STUFF'S BEEN REFORMING ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE AND GOING EAST OF ROANOKE. IT'S JUST BEEN, ROANOKE'S BEEN UNLUCKY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Emlaw/National Weather Service]
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[OUT Q=been unlucky]
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[VO-NAT]

Carvins Cove probably won't fill up this summer unless a tropical storm comes our way.
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[11Dems-Trash]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:59:46]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Trash Imports]


Two federal courts stopped Virginia's new laws to limit out-of-state trash from taking effect this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Now, the Virginia Democratic Party is pointing out who could help solve the problem.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/November 1995;]


Richmond Republican Congressman Tom Bliley chairs the Commerce Committee that has bottled up federal anti-trash bills on Capitol Hill.
He's also a friend and close political ally of Governor Jim Gilmore's.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:14:18]
[IN Q=And I know]

((DEL. KEN PLUM/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: AND I KNOW THAT WHILE WE'LL SPEND A LOT OF TIME AND A LOT OF MONEY APPEALING THE COURT DECISIONS, THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS, WE'RE NOT GONNA HAVE ANY SUCCESS IN THAT REGARD. IT'S GONNA TAKE CONGRESSIONAL ACTION.))
[sot second question to gilmore :43 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL, CONGRESSMAN BLILEY...WORK OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/Virginia Democratic Party; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=work out.]
[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=hold]


Virginia currently ranks number two in the nation for importing out-of-state trash.

[11Boty-Store]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[GRAPHIC=Boty Co Rezoning Battle]


Botetourt County residents say they may sue their elected supervisors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


That's because the board of supervisors rezoned this farmland in Fincastle for a convenience store.
Local residents say this spot right off Exit 156 on the Interstate is already dangerous -- an eighteen year old man died here last year.
And they don't want another Exit 150 in Cloverdale -- heavily developed.
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[SOT 10:06:36]
[IN Q=For the last]

((DAVID OSBORNE/FARMER: FOR THE LAST EXISTING EXIT TO BE COMMERCIALIZED, I THINK IS A SHAME.))
[SUPER=01-David Osborne/Farmer;]
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[OUT Q=IS A SHAME]
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[VO-NAT]


Opponents say they'll decide Tuesday night whether to sue their county supervisors.
Bill Loope is one of four who voted FOR the store.
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[SOT 13:04:15]
[IN Q=It's just a matter]

((BILL LOOPE/CO. SUPERVISOR: IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE EVERY EXIT IS DEVELOPED. I DON'T SEE THIS DEVELOPING TO THE LEVEL 150 IS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Loope/Co. Supervisor;]
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[OUT Q=to the level 150 is]
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[VO-NAT]


Loope says the prospect of a lawsuit does not worry him.
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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.....
Bedford County officials continue their search today for the man believed to have drowned in Smith Mountain Lake....


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and Roanoke County offers help to area residents in need of water...
we will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello][2-11Bedford-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-27 17:43]
[GRAPHIC=SML Possible Drowing]


The search continues this morning for a missing Evington man authorities believe may have drowned at Smith Mountain Lake.
Divers spent most of yesterday looking for 34 year-old Hank Edward Little near Mariner's Landing.
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[VO-NAT]


Little was last seen alive 10:30 Thursday night when he told his friends he was going for a swim.
He was wearing long pants and military style boots.
Authorities will continue their search of the lake.
(///////SOT//////)
[SOT00:58:45]
[IN Q=At the same]

((AT THE SAME TIME...CONDUCTING SEARCHES IN THE AREA OF HIS HOME))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Office]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=area of his home]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Little's friends reported him missing around 11:30 yesterday morning. Authorities are asking anyone with information on Little to call Bedford County Sheriff's Department.

[11L'burg-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NONE]
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A police chase through Forrest leaves one driver facing numerous charges including attempted malicious wounding.

Last night, a deputy tried to pull over a car traveling on Route 221-because it apparently had expired tags.
The car didn't stop- instead the driver led police on a chase...that ended at Lake Vista after a police car was rammed.
Three people were in the suspect vehicle-2 jumped in the lake and tried to escape from authorities...But all three were taken into custody.
Police recovered a brown bag thrown from the car during the pursuit.
They say the items appear to narcotics.


[2-11Water-Supply]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-21 51:12]
[GRAPHIC=Water Supply]


There is help for private well owners who are without water.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Roanoke County is making water available for free - to people whose wells have dried up.
Residents can pick up water at several fire and rescue stations.
County officials say the water will be available as long as it's necessary... and that the upcoming holiday played a large part in the timing of the decision to help out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:42:39]
[IN Q=We're going into]

((WE'RE GOING INTO THE LONG FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GOOD TO BE PROACTIVE TO LET PEOPLE KNOW DRINKING WATER WOULD BE AVAILABLE AT OUR FIRE AND RESCUE FACILITIES AND WHAT THEY COULD DO TO GET IT IF THEY HAVE A PROBLEM))
[SUPER=01-Anne Marie Green/Roanoke Co. Community Relations]
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[OUT Q=have a problem]
(+++++++++++)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN LOCATIONS]
Well users who need water should bring their own containers to one of the following locations: Vinton Volunteer Fire Department, Cave Spring Fire Department, Hollins Fire and Rescue, Clearbrook Fire and Rescue, Fort Lewis Fire and Rescue and Read Mountain Fire and Rescue.
(+++++++++++++)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN PHONE NUMBER]
If you have any questions, call Roanoke County dispatch at 561-8036.
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[Shootings]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
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Former Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong has died this morning from injuries suffered in a drive-by shooting.
Byrdsong was hit in the lower back while jogging last night in a Chicago suburb. His eight year old son was with him, but wasn't hurt.
Six people were wounded in another shooting last night when someone opened fire on a group of Orthodox Jews walking home from synagogue in Chicago's North Side.
The youngest victim is a 15-year-old boy, who's in serious condition.
Chicago Police are still looking for the suspects involved in the two drive-by shootings.
Investigators think the two incidents may be connected.

They say the same car was seen at both shootings.[6Kiser]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-19 56:24]
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He's been sitting on the bench for more than 17 years.
But now, U-S District Judge Jackson Kiser earned a spot on the wall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Kiser's portrait was unveiled in Danville yesterday afternoon.
It will hang there in the federal courtroom.
The portrait celebrates Kiser's 47 years in the legal profession.
He was appointed to the bench by Ronald Regan in 1982.
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[SOT 1:45:09 - :22]
[IN Q=We've had several portraits of]
[SUPER=01-Glen Conrad/U.S. Magistrate Judge;]

((GLEN CONRAD/U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE: WE'VE HAD SEVERAL PORTRAITS UNVEILED OF DISTRICT JUDGES HERE IN THE WESTERN DISTRICT, BUT OF COURSE, JUDGE KISER IS THE FIRST SITTING JUDGE IN DANVILLE IN THE HISTORY OF THE DISTRICT, SO HIS IS THE ONLY ONE THAT WILL HANG IN THIS COURTROOM. ))
[OUT Q= one that will hang in this courtroom.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kiser may be best known for his ruling allowing V-M-I to exclude women, which was later overturned by the Supreme Court.
As for his portrait, Kiser ruled it a flattering likeness.
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[11-81-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-23 1:00:42]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 ACCIDENTS]


A tractor trailer fire in Rockbridge County shut down part of Interstate 64 this morning.
The fire began around 4:30 off the 43 mile marker of the interstate.
Officials do not know the exact cause of the fire, but believe hazardous materials may be to blame. So if you are traveling that way today, Dispatchers say the interstate has reopened, but the westbound off and on ramps at exit 43 will be closed for most of the day. The holiday weekend started off bumpy for Interstate 81 drivers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Yesterday afternoon, Roanoke County rescue units and state police were called out on three accidents within an hour, between Dixie Caverns and Hanging Rock.
Two were in the northbound lanes; one on the southbound side.
The worst backup was northbound, around Dixie Caverns.
State police say there were no serious injuries.
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[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
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Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning
In Sports, Mike Stevens has qualifying...
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[VO-NAT]

and If you are looking for a place to escape the heat this weekend try Waterworld. Kimberly McBroom tell us more about it in this week's Time off coming up in just a few minutes.

....... 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][11Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-24 50:05]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation]


The small plane that crashed Thursday in Augusta County was apparently carrying just one person.
Authorities haven't released his name yet, but they're confident the pilot did NOT have any passengers alongside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.]


Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration spent the yesterday examining the wreckage... hundreds of small pieces scattered over several hundred yards.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT09:27]
[IN Q=Right now]

((PAUL COX/AIR SAFETY INVESTIGATOR: RIGHT NOW WEE'RE IN THE BEGINNING PHASES OF AN INVESTIGATION THAT COULD LAST UP TO A YEAR. WE'RE DOING THE ON SCENE INVESTIGATION AND WE'RE SEARCHING FOR FACTS, CONDITIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE ON SCENE EVIDENCE THAT WE FIND.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Cox/Air Safety Investigator;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=evidence that we find.]
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[VO-NAT SOT]


Investigators will file a report once they complete the on- site investigation, but it will likely be several months before the N-T-S-B rules on the probable cause of the crash.
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[5-Von-Hippel]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=599-8 26:28]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]


They made medical history yesterday in Salem.
A local woman is the first person to receive the experimental drug S-U-54-16.
Keith Humphry spoke with this medical pioneer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Linda Williams got]
[SUPER=03-Boston/April 12; :00]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Today; :08]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Bill Fintel/Lewis Gale Clinic; :22]
[SUPER=01-Linda Williams/Von Hippel Lindau Patient; :58]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=K.H., NEWS 7.]


(( Linda Williams got her first dose of the drug in Boston three months ago.
Not content to have to fly to Boston twice a week for treatment, Williams was determined to get it in Virginia.
[NAT SOT Full: 9:32:10]

((...AND SO YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BOSTON UNTIL WHEN?))
The drug company, Sugen, agreed to ship some SU-54-16 to Salem overnight from San Francisco.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:26:55]
[IN Q=It's an anti-]

((IT'S AN ANTI-ANGIOGENESIS DRUG. WE'VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THIS FOR AT LEAST A YEAR ON THE NATIONAL NEWS AND THE LOCAL NEWS. BUT THE ADMINISTERING OF THIS DRUG IS NEW. THIS PATIENT FOR THIS DISEASE IS THE FIRST PATIENT IN THE WORLD.))
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=in the world.]


Williams has Von Hippel Lindau disease. It makes the body create too many blood vessels. They formed tumors on her brain, kidney, spine and eyes.
But the F-D-A said V-H-L isn't terminal. Administering SU 54-16 in Virginia wasn't an urgent priority in Washington.
Williams went to her Congressman, determined not to take "no" for an answer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:39]
[IN Q=But when I]

((BUT WHEN I SAID, "THE DRUG SU-5416," MR. LARKIN CAME FLYING OUT THE DOOR, AND HE SAID, "I KNOW WHO YOU ARE. I'VE SEEN YOU ON THE NEWS."))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=on the news.]


Backed by a Congressional aide and a doctor willing to establish a protocol for one, Williams MADE it happen.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:40:30]
[IN Q=It's kind of like]

((IT'S KIND OF LIKE MY PET PROJECT. I WAS SCARED I WAS GOING BLIND WHICH I WAS.))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=which I was.]


Like a diabetic on insulin, Williams will be on the drug the rest of her life.
But Doctor Fintel warns this is an experimental drug used to treat an extremely rare disorder.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:29:45]
[IN Q=There's certainly great]

((THERE'S CERTAINLY GREAT PROMISE FOR THIS DRUG IN OTHER DISEASES... NOT TODAY, NOT HERE... BUT STAY TUNED.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=stay tuned.]


Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))



[11Forensic-Institute]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-15 1:25:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Fiction and philanthopy (phil-lan-thop-pee) merged into what may be the world's first working forensic science institute.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday, best-selling mystery novelist Patricia Cornwell handed over a 1-point-5 million dollar check to Virginia.

She's already incorporated the concept into her newest Kay Scarpetta book -- due out next month.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:07:21]
[IN Q=My office]

((PATRICIA CORNWELL/MYSTERY NOVELIST: MY OFFICE AND MORGUE SHARED SPACE WITH THE LABS AND THE RECENTLY ESTABLISHED VIRGINIA INSTITUTE FOR FORENSIC SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, WHICH WAS THE FIRST TRAINING ACADEMY IN THE COUNTRY IF NOT THE WORLD. I EVEN HAD A CHOICE PARKING PLACE-- BUT I WON'T GO ON. laughter))
[SUPER=01-Patricia Cornwell/Mystery Novelist;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=laughter.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Scarpetta character is modelled after Virginia medical examiner Marcella Fierro.
She and Cornwell pal Orrin Hatch will sit on the institute's board.
Hatch came to Richmond with Cornwell just a day after kicking off his campaign for the Presidency.
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[Waterworld]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
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[*****NOTE ANCHOR TAG!!!]
With a hot, humid forecast for this holiday weekend, you might be planning a trip down to Smith Mountain Lake.
But if the kids grow bored with normal activities like swimming and boating...there IS an alternative.
In this week's "Time Off" segment, Kimberly McBroom profiles the lake's own amusement park, Water World.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When Craig Caron]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Craig Caron/Waterworld Owner; :08]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; :41]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Franklin County.]


(( When Craig Caron opened Water World a year ago, he was hoping to fill a void in amusement park activity at Smith Mountain Lake--
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:45:01]

((CRAIG CARON/WATERWORLD OWNER: GENERALLY, IN THIS AREA, THERE ISN'T MUCH FOR AMUSEMENT ACTIVITY. IN FACT, ANYTHING COMPARABLE TO WHAT WE INTEND TO HAVE HERE EVENTUALLY, YOU'LL HAVE TO GO TO GREENSBORO OR WATER COUNTRY OR BUSCH GARDENS, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.)) [RUNS:12]
That's still probably a few years away.... Caron says he plans to eventually add water slides and a wave pool.
For now, patrons can enjoy bumper boats.
Even if your sailing skills aren't the greatest-- that's okay.
Getting bumped means you have a good chance for a refreshing splash on a hot summer day...
Or, if you prefer to be a landlubber....slide behind the wheel of a go- cart on this curvy track.
But there's no bumping on this ride.
In fact, safety is a priority... and so far, there haven't been any major problems at the park.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:45:47 ]

((CRAIG CARON/WATERWORLD OWNER: WE HAD SOME CONCERNS INITIALLY, WHEN WE FIRST STARTED TO DEVELOP THE PROJECT AND WENT INTO SOME OPPOSIITON THEN. BUT SINCE PEOPLE HAVE SEEN WHAT WE HAVE HERE AND HOW NICE AN ENVIRONMENT IT IS, THEY'VE GOTTEN ADJUSTED TO IT VERY WELL AND MOST OF THEM SEEM TO ENJOY IT.)) [RUNS:17]
Caron says it's a fun, family atmosphere for people of all ages.
Waterworld is open daily until 10 p-m.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Franklin county.))
[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[GRAPHIC=FS Web page]


For directions to Water World, you can check out our website at W-D-B-J-7- DOT COM.







[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=VA-profiles]
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Tomorrow, more than 70 people will celebrate our nation's birthday by becoming an American citizen during ceremonies at Thomas Jefferson's home Monticello.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


They come from many different countries and backgrounds.. from migrant workers to restaurant owners.
Maureen Gall left her native Australia thirty years ago to come to the U-S.
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[SOT 00:21:44]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((MAUREEN GALL/NEW AMERICAN CITIZEN: I DON'T THINK I REALLY GIVE IT UP, BECAUSE IT'S SO MUCH A PART OF MY PAST.. IT'S IN HERE, SO IT WILL ALWAYS BE THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Maureen Gall/New American Citizen]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=always be there.]
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[VO-NAT]
[take FS Pinnacle Board=9403]


We'll hear more from Maureen in this week's "Virginia Profile", Sunday morning on News7. (------------)