[SC-Fire]

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South Carolina officials are investigating this morning, the cause of a fire that damaged five homes, including one belonging to race car driver Kyle Petty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Isle of Palms, SC;]


The blaze broke out yesterday at sundown in the South Carolina beach community of Isle of Palms.
It destroyed the home of senator Fritz Hollings.
Fire officials say the blaze spread quickly like there was a firestorm. Five houses burned before fire fighters could get the blaze under control.
No one was injured.
Petty was not at home.
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[anchor=denise]
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Earlier in the day, he qualified 25th for the Frontier at the Glen NASCAR Winston Cup race.

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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-19 2:02:07]
[GRAPHIC=Price Tag]


The bill for the Purgatory Mountain fire in Botetourt County is estimated at over one hundred thousand dollars. And that raises the question: who should pay for it?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File]

It took firefighters almost four days of round-the-clock work to put out the blaze. A tractor-trailer sparked the fire when its tire came off and the hot metal parts hit the grass. Botetourt County's Commonwealth's Attorney will look at the evidence and decide if the trucker should be held responsible.
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[IN Q=We'll determine]

((WE'LL DETERMINE IF THERE'S ANY CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE OR CARELESSNESS ON THE PART OF THE TRUCKER, MAINTENANCE CREW, OR ANYONE INVOLVED ON THE TRUCK. WE'LL ALSO LOOK AT CIVIL CHARGES -- THE RESPONSIBILITY ASPECT OF YOUR ACTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Thomsen/Resource Forester]
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[OUT Q=your actions.]
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[VO-NAT]

If the state foots the bill -- the forestry department says it will face a budget crunch for the upcoming fall fire season.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-28 43:02]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex]


A big shakeup at a major Southside employer.
Chuck Davies is stepping down as chief executive of Tultex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Tultex is Martinsville's second largest employer.
Under Davies, the company lost millions and its stock began a free fall.
Two years ago, a share was worth more than eight dollars.
Now it's worth less than 50-cents.
The new C-E-O is the company's former executive vice president.
He says Tultex can fight back --- even though the odds are stacked against the company.
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[SOT 1:58:12]
[IN Q=I'M REALISTIC]

((RANDY ROLLINS: I'M REALISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE. I'M DETERMINED ABOUT THE FUTURE. AND I THINK WE'LL BE SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE OF THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Rollins/New Tultex CEO]
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[VO-NAT]


Another manager also turned in his resignation.
James Chriss is stepping down as president after only three months at the company.
Tultex has been hurt badly by foreign competition.
The management shakeup comes after many other cost-cutting measures -- like sending almost all of its sewing jobs to Mexico.
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[ANCHOR=dENISE]
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News7 Saturday Morning ....... a walk on the wild side with "Night Vision."
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=ANDREW]


Next .. who are "The Mystery Men" ... and are they worth seeing? Anna Wentworth is ready with this week's movie review.
But first here are the lottery numbers.....
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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Movie Open]
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You won't find Superman or Wonder Woman in the new film "Mystery Men." You WILL meet superheros like Mr. Furious and The Bowler. Anna Wentworth tell us more in this week's News 7 Movie Review.
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((Movie Review "Mystery Men" Universal

"Mystery Men" takes a loopy concept and makes it work. Good special effects and excellent production values help, but the performances are a lot of fun as well. A group of inept superheroes go into action when the super crime fighter of Champion City, Captain Amazing, (Greg Kinnear) is kidnapped by the nefarious Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush). Ben Stiller is Mr. Furious who gets mad and turns red in the face; Hank Azaria affects a British accent as the Blue Rajah and William H. Macy attacks crime with garden implements as "The shoveler".
Realizing they need help, the recruit additional superheroes . They add Mr. Spleen (Paul Reubens) who has a unique talent which can't be repeated in this review;" The Disappearing Boy" who only disappears if no one is looking at him, and "The Bowler" (Jeanane Garofalo) whose bowling ball includes the skull of her father who was murdered by one of Casanova's men.
The group are aided by a weapons dealer (Tom Waits) who only deals in non-lethal weapons.
The whole idea is wacky, but the movie plays it straight. Clever dialogue helps. Grade B+.))

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[COMM#2][Night-Vision]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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The ITT Night-Vision goggles made in Roanoke are getting a new use ... on the wild side.
They can let you see creatures on the prowl, in the dark of night.
And Joy Sutton reports, some people are getting a chance to do just that at Green Hill Park.
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(( The group was ready for adventure hoping to spot a night time creepy crawler--maybe even a bear if they were lucky--using the ITT night vision goggles.
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[IN Q=I'd like to see]

((BONNIE EVANS:I'D LIKE TO SEE A SQUIRREL AND MAYBE A POSSUM, MAYBE A SKUNK OR BIRDS, ANY OF THOSE TYPES OF THINGS))
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With the dog named Bear to lead the trail, and the night vision goggles on their eyes, the group was on the path for any animal lurking nearby.
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[IN Q=She's seen]

((MIKE CATRON/SCIENCE MUSEUM:SHE'S SEEN TWO BEAR CUBS IN THE PAST..WE'VE SEEN OWLS BEFORE , RABBITS, DEER ONCE OR TWICE))
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(NAT SOUND OF OWL)
But what's that loud noise, it sounds like an owl. Unfortunately they didn't see this owl on the journey, Mill Mountain Zoo brought this and other nocturnal animals in to show how they search for food and see at night.
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[SOT 02:12:12]
[IN Q=The goggles are]

((TINA DAVIS/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO:THE GOGGLES ARE A REAL GOOD EXAMPLE OF HOW THE BARN OWL WILL SEE AT NIGHT, SAME WITH THE SKUNK AND THE SNAKE, HOW THEY CAN SEE AND GET AROUND))
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For the group it was a walk on the wild side, a chance to be one with nature and experience the outdoors at night--
just like the animals---with just a little help from the night vision goggles.


Joy Sutton, News 7, Salem.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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If you're interested in taking a night time journey of your own contact the Science Museum of Western Virginia to schedule a hike.







[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=morning sports]
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In sports, the Redskins win their preseason opener.
Mike Stevens has highlights from all the exhibition games.
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[Sports-plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-45 tc 00:55]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FB]


The Virginia Tech football team failed to make the top 15 in Sports Illustrated.
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[VO-NAT]


The magazine's college football issue is on newsstands this week, and if you peek inside you'll find the Hokies ranked a modest 17th.
At least one team leader thinks that relatively low mark, isn't all bad.
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[VO-NAT con't]


If being 17th isn't enough to irritate Tech fans, wait until they see who is one spot ahead of them - the Alabama team it whipped 38-to-7 in last year's Music City Bowl.
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[WeekendCalen]


[ANCHOR=Andrew 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calendar.
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[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=Diner]
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[IN Q=Hi, I'm Henry Bryant]

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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kor]
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One of our News 7 staffers steps up the plate this weekend. Henry Bryant is on our production staff and he shows us he can produce a great dessert outside on a campfire.
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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
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[IN Q=We're at a beautiful spot]
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[OUT Q=Thanks Andrew]

((We are at a beautiful spot here by the Roanoke River and Henry is getting ready to finish buttering up the Dutch oven here. YEAH, THIS DUTCH OVEN IS LIKE THE ONE GRANDMA USED TO HAVE ON THE FRONTIER, IT HAS A LIP ON IT AND EVERYTHING, SO IT CAN BE USED WELL ON THE FIRE THAT WELL And you are just going to leave that butter at the bottom. LEAVE THE BUTTER ON THE BOTTOM AND LET THE FIRE MELT IT. The butter has melted in the Dutch oven and we have put some flour in there, and that is so it doesn't stick. So what are you doing now? PUTTING BROWN SUGAR IN, AND THEN ONCE WE GET THE BROWN SUGAR AT A REASONABLE LEVEL HERE, KIND OF EVENED OUT HERE AS BEST WE CAN, WE'LL START ADDING OUR PINEAPPLE AND MARASCHINO CHERRIES. AND ONE LARGE CAN OF PINEAPPLES WILL DO THIS SIZE DUTCH OVEN. A regular yellow cake mix right is the next step? YEAH, OR YOU COMBINE ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE INGREDIENTS FROM YOUR FAVORITE FROM SCRATCH INGREDIENTS. THIS IS A THIRD CUP OF OIL, AND THEN WE HAD THREE EGGS. I didn't do too bad of a job doing that if anyone noticed. Let's see if I can do it left handed here... Bingo!! And we use a ziploc bag to keep us from having to use a bowl. NO CLEANUP! EXPEL AS MUCH AIR AS YOU CAN, AND THEN START MIXING IT UP. Of course we didn't forget the cherries. NO, AND THE NEXT THING YOU DO IS FROM YOUR ZIPLOC BAGGY POUR IN YOUR BATTER. Wonderful! Whoever came up with the idea of pineapple upside down cake is pretty darn smart. THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT. AND YOU HAVE GOT TO THANK THE GUY MILKING THE COWS FOR YOU SO YOU CAN HAVE SOME MILK WITH IT. While Henry is putting on the finishing touches over there, we will make sure the fire is plenty warm. OK, WE PUT THE LID ON THE DUTCH OVEN AND I'VE SHOVELED A LITTLE BIT OF COALS OVER HERE AND WE SIT THE DUTCH OVEN ON THE COALS AND THEN WE GET ANOTHER SHOVEL FULL OF COALS AND PUT IT ALL OVER TOP OF THE DUTCH OVEN. So it is going yo cook from the top and the bottom. PRETTY MUCH. YOU WANT FEWER COALS ON THE BOTTOM THAN ON THE TOP, OR ELSE IT WILL BURN AND STICK ON THE BOTTOM. OK ANDREW, WHAT WE DO NOW IS WE CHECK TO SEE IF IT IS DONE. YEP, NOTHING STUCK. IT LOOKS DONE. It smells wonderful. Obviously there are a few things that we need to do before we serve it, right Henry? YEAH. THE FIRST THING WE DO IS TAKE OUR PRIMITIVE BROOM AND GET OUR ASHES OFF AS MUCH AS WE CAN. THEN WE TAKE THE DUTCH OVEN. And that is called the bail that you lifted it up by? YEAH, THAT IS THE BAIL. AND WE SIT IT DOWN AND LET IT COOL FOR A LITTLE WHILE. After we let it cool for a little while, Henry comes over and we hope that this works out. And we manage to get this guy to flip over. AND A LITTLE ASH NEVER HURT ANYTHING. ASH WAS ACTUALLY USED AS AN AGENT ON THE FRONTIER. THE WHITE FLUFFY ASH YOU CAN USE AS A YEAST PRODUCT TO MAKE YOUR BREAD. Look at that. We only lost one pineapple. Henry it looks great. We have never said on the Weekend Diner "hot off the fire", but it certainly is worth it. Let's give it a taste here. YOU KNOW ANDREW YOU CAN COOK ANYTHING OVER A FIRE THAT YOU CAN COOK AT HOME. ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS TAKE THE TIME AND USE THE INGENUITY. AND WITH AT DUTCH OVEN YOU CAN BAKE BREAD, BISCUITS, DO ANYTHING YOU WANT, AND THE MAIN THING IS TO COOK RIGHT AFTER BREAKFAST YOUR DESERT FOR LATER BECAUSE YOU HAVE ALREADY GOT THE FIRE. All right .. great job there by Henry Bryant on the Weekend Diner. THANKS ANDREW.))
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[ANCHOR=Andrew]

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If you are interested in this recipe all you need to do is send us a self addressed, stamped envelope to the address on your screen or you can check out our web site under the weekend morning's section. And, don't forget if you'd like to cook your family recipe on the weekend diner, send in a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
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[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

New information reveals that the gunman in this week's California shootings was targeting minorities in the Los Angeles area,
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and a New York man who'd spent the past 32 years on a ventilator dies after asking the hospital to stop treatment.
We will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Joseph Santos Ileto (ih-LEH'-toh) will be laid to rest today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA]


Buford Furrow admitted gunning down the postal worker, right here, Tuesday after the Jewish Community center shootings in Los Angeles.
Investigators have also found a map of possible targets.
The Popular Museum of Tolerance, The Skirball Cultural Center and the University of Judaism were on the hit list.
Furrow reportedly told investigators he decided against these sites because of high security.
He says he stumbled upon the community center when looking for a gas station.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=there's nothing]

((ALAN STEPOKOF/FATHER OF VICTIM: THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM THIS KIND OF THING. THEY NEED TO LIVE A NORMAL LIFE. ))
[SUPER=01-Alan Stepokof/Father of Victim;]
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[VO-NAT]


Furrow says he didn't intend to hurt children, but three suffered bullet wounds including a five year old who is still in critical condition.
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[Straw-Poll]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


It doesn't count ... but the numbers do.
Today's the day for Iowa Straw Poll vote.
It's the first major test of Republican candidates' vote-getting power.
The vote is non-binding, but for second-tier candidates who do not fare well, this could mean an early end to their efforts.
George W. Bush and Steve Forbes are considered the front-runners. They have spent the most money in Iowa.




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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-29 TC35:12]
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If you're looking for something unusual to see this weekend, you might consider heading for Smith Mountain Lake.

More than 50 vintage watercraft are expected for the lake's Ninth Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Boats from eleven states will be featured in the event, the largest antique boat show in Virginia.
Though restoring a classic can take many years and thousands of dollars... boat owners say it's worth the effort.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Some of 'em]

((JIM GILBERTSON/BOAT CLUB OWNER: SOME OF THEM HAVE BEEN BROUGHT BACK FROM ALMOST THE DEAD, FROM WHERE THEY JUST HAD A SHELL TO WORK WITH, BUT THESE PEOPLE ENJOY THAT OR THEY WOULDN'T DO IT.))
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[OUT Q=or they wouldn't do it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Parkway Marina is located three miles past Smith Mountain Lake State Park on Route 626.
You can see the antique boat show today from 10 am to 4:30 PM.
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[COMM#5][GardOpen]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=GARD Open]
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It's time for the Weekend Gardener, and Patrick Evans has some helpful tips for your water garden.


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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning.......Mama Bear finds an oven ... and takes it away.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=ANDREW]


And attention "Pepper-Heads"! Just ahead, Kimberly McBroom takes us to a soft drink's birthplace in this week's "Time Off".
But first here are the best selling books of the week.
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[Death-wish]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
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A severely disabled man who had spent the last 32 years of his life on a ventilator got his wish to have it turned off.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Rochester, NY/File Tape;]


Bill White is believed to be one of America's longest surviving quadriplegics on a ventilator
He died yesterday after asking hospital officials to stop treatment.
50 year old White needed around the clock care and rarely left his hospital bed in 32 years.
The machine had kept him alive since 1967, when he broke his neck in a high school gymnasium.
Under New York law, patients may discontinue lifesaving treatment.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-19 1:07:50]
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It may be a sign of the times ... a dairy farmer hoping to make a half million dollars by getting OUT of the business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


David Tardy sold his Lexington dairy cows Friday, at up to 17-hundred-dollars a head.
Tardy says he's sick of falling milk prices so he's going to raise vegetables and beef cattle instead.
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((DAVID TARDY/OWNER: DAIRY'S ALWAYS BEEN A REAL CONSTANT INCOME AND IT'S A WHOLE LOT EASIER TO MAINTAIN A CASH FLOW SO IT'S A GAMBLE TO GROW THESE OTHER THINGS BUT I HOPE THE LIFESTYLE WILL BE BETTER AND WE CAN ENJOY THINGS MORE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Farmers say big southeast operations are buying them up -- many local dairies are consolidating to become more efficient.
Some expect to see more SMALL farms on the auction block.
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[IN Q=With the dry]

((WITH THE DRY WEATHER WE'VE BEEN HAVING AND THE LOW MILK PRICES YOU'LL PROBABLY SEE MORE, THAT WOULD BE MY GUESS.))
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[VO-NAT]


Tardy had been in the dairy business 28 years.
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[Rural-Retreat]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time off]
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[NEED SUPER TIMES]
Rural Retreat is a small community in Wythe county-- home to about 12-hundred people live.
But Kimberly McBroom reports this small town enjoys big bragging rights...as the birthplace for one of America's most famous soft drinks.
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[SUPER=01-Vickie Leedy/Rural Retreat Women's Club; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Raymond Matney/Town Manager; 1:40]
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((If you're THIRSTY for a little good- natured controversy, just DRINK IN some of the history this country town.
Dr. Pepper, the soda, patented in Waco, Texas.
But it's origins are said to be right here in Rural Retreat, Virginia.
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[SOT 10:56:28]

((DOUG HUMPHREY/RURAL RETREAT MAYOR: DR. CHARLES PEPPER IS BURIED IN OUR CEMETERY HERE. FOR SURE, HE WAS HERE AND HE OPERATED A DRUG STORE AND THE GENTLEMAN WHO WORKED FOR HIM WHILE HE WAS HERE WENT ON TO WACO, TEXAS AND DEVELOPED THE FORMULA OR IMPROVED UPON IT OR WHATEVER AND CALLED IT DR. PEPPER FOR THE GENTLEMAN HERE IN RURAL RETREAT.)) [RUNS:27]
Not just Dr. Pepper's roots...but the railroad also makes up a large part of Rural Retreat's heritage.
Once called the "Cabbage Capital of the South", Rural Retreat's economy used to rely on the railroad.
Norfolk Southern donated this caboose to the town seven years ago.
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[SOT 11:13:14 some B-roll of photos inside caboose]

((VICKIE LEEDY/RURAL RETREAT WOMEN'S CLUB: IN TURN, WE STARTED COLLECTING DIFFERENT MEMORABILIA FROM RURAL RETREAT OF THE RAILROAD WHERE IT WAS FIRST ESTABLISHED HERE, WHEN RURAL RETREAT WAS FIRST FOUNDED AND THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, WHEN ALL THE ACTIVITY WAS HAPPENING IN RURAL RETREAT.)) [RUNS:17]
More photos depicting the town's railroad ties are displayed throughout Joey's Country Kitchen...a place where many out-of-towners stop for a bite.
Rural Retreat Lake is another attraction for fishermen... it's stocked with large- mouthed bass.
But if you want to take a dip...this new swimming pool was just added last summer.
Townpeople say SOME visitors become so charmed by Rural Retreat's rustic setting and soda-pop heritage, they decide to stay here.
But it's quality of life that's considered most important.
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[SOT 12:01:30]

((RAYMOND MATNEY/TOWN MANAGER: WE HAVE AN INFLUX OF POPULATION, CERTAINLY THE COUNTY'S GROWN, BUT IT'S GROWING AT A PACE WE THINK IS HEALTHY AND NOT TOO AMBITIOUS.)) [RUNS:08]
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[SOT stand up 12:15:25]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE POPULATION IN THIS SLEEPY TOWN GETS A BOOST AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR, WHEN IT HOSTS THE ANNUAL COUNTY FAIR. IT FEATURES EVERYTHING FROM LIVE MUSIC AND CLOGGING TO CATTLE SHOWS AND YOUTH RODEO. THIS YEAR'S EVENT RUNS AUGUST 25TH THROUGH THE 28TH. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, RURAL RETREAT.))
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[TALENT=Andrew]
[GRAPHIC=Take WDBJ Address Full Screen Pinnacle]


And as you could see...there's also usually a nice BREEZE blowing through Rural Retreat.
If you like to head down there for the county fair, or just for a visit, you can find directions at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.




[2-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=morning sports]
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Qualifying, Avalanche highlights and golf make up our second sports report.
Here's Mike Stevens with the details.
Good morning again Mike.
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Mark McGwire hit his 45th and 46th home run of the season last night in St Louis' seven to one win over the Cubs.
He moved three ahead of the Chicago's Sammy Sosa in the home-run race.
Sosa went 0-for-two with two walks.
Here are the rest of the major league scores.
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And finally this morning, "Did you see that?"
Momma bear has decided to take the task of making porridge into her own paws.
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This mother black bear took an old oven from under the deck of a house in Colorado.
She rolled the 200 pound JennAir over shrubs and rocks into a clearing a couple hundred yards away.
The owner didn't mind too much since the oven was headed for the dump anyway.
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When you think about turkeys-- the first image that comes to mind is probably Thanksgiving dinner.
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Unless, you're Carolyn and Buddy Jackson.
The Wythe County couple consider Snowy and Lewie/Lewie pets.
In their heart, the turkeys are no different than their other animals.
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((BUDDY JACKSON: THEY GET THE SAME TREATMENT, WE GOT THEM A GOOD PLACE TO GO IN, IN THE WINTER TIME, SO THEY DON'T GET COLD, CHICKEN AND THE CATS AND EVERYBODY, THEY JUST GOT A GOOD HOME.))
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The Jacksons have trained the birds to recognize their names and sit on command.
To find out more, tune in to NEWS 7 Sunday Morning for this week's installment of "Virginia Profiles".
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When you think about turkeys-- the first image that comes to mind is probably Thanksgiving dinner.
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Unless, you're Carolyn and Buddy Jackson.
The Wythe County couple consider Snowy and Lewie/Lewie pets.
In their heart, the turkeys are no different than their other animals.
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((BUDDY JACKSON: THEY GET THE SAME TREATMENT, WE GOT THEM A GOOD PLACE TO GO IN, IN THE WINTER TIME, SO THEY DON'T GET COLD, CHICKEN AND THE CATS AND EVERYBODY, THEY JUST GOT A GOOD HOME.))
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The Jacksons have trained the birds to recognize their names and sit on command.
To find out more, tune in to NEWS 7 Sunday Morning for this week's installment of "Virginia Profiles".
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