[Shooting]

[ANCHOR=denise]

[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=kor and jason]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=shooting]


Pulaski County Authorities are investigating a shooting that sent one women to the hospital.
Authorities say she was apparently shot in the head with a sawed off shot gun.
It happened on Church Lane in New River around 10:30 last night.
Police arrested 53 year old James W. Lewis. He has been charged with several felony counts including malicious wounding.
The woman's identity has not been released.
She is in Radford Carilion Medical Center. No word on her condition at this time.

[2-Rubatex-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=Net F]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


Striking Rubatex workers have ended their silence, but now the company wants to quiet them with a restraining order.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Company officials accused the union workers of dumping nails on the roads near Rubatex.
The company took their complaints to court and received a restraining order against the strikers, saying they are a safety threat.
The union is now banned from using threats, force, violence, and from blocking roads, while they're picketing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=our biggest]
[SUPER=01-Jim Laurin/Rubatex Negotiator;]

((JIM LAURIN/RUBATEX NEGOTIATOR: OUR BIGGEST PROBLEM QUITE FRANKLY HAS BEEN THE PICKET LINE MISCONDUCT.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=misconduct]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Union workers maintain they were not doing anything wrong and say they will continue to strike. Meanwhile, Rubatex says it's maintaining production with temporary workers, whose status could become permanent if the strike lasts much longer.
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[11Offray]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:51:43]
[GRAPHIC=Plant Closing]


A Danville ribbon-making plant is closing shop.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


C-M Offray and Son told its 170 employees they'd be laid off over the next four months. The plant closes in February.
Company officials refused to elaborate on WHY the plant is closing... except to say that they hope to consolidate their operations.
The shipping and manufacturing work handled in Danville will move to the company's headquarters in Hagerstown, Maryland.
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[11County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-32 1:21:46]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


Roanoke County Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson says he was making a sincere and legitimate offer.
But school board members say they are NOT prepared to turn over control of the south county high school project.

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


Johnson believes alternative construction methods could save millions without compromising the high school's educational programs.
Give the county control of the project, and Johnson says he can guarantee the work will come in on time and under budget.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Is it critical]

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: IS IT CRITICAL WHO BUILDS IT OR WHAT IT IS. AND I SUBMIT TO YOU THAT THE KIDS DESERVE WHAT THEY HAVE DESIGNED AND NOT SOMETHING LESS.)) ((TOM LEGGETTE/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL BOARD: WE ARE UP AGAINST THE WALL TRYING TO GET THE SCHOOL COMPLETED ON TIME. AND NOW THEY'RE SUGGESTING WE START OVER WITH A NEW CONCEPT. HOW ARE WE GOING TO FINISH THE SCHOOL ON TIME? I DON'T BELIEVE WE CAN, SO I DON'T TAKE HIS LETTER SERIOUSLY.))
[SUPER=@Johnson]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=don't take his letter seriously.]
(---------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Other school board members share Leggette's skepticism, and say they doubt the board will entertain Johnson's offer.


[11Wythe-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-38 32:20]
[GRAPHIC=Wythe Explosion]


The truck stop employee severely injured when a gas pump exploded-- has died.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./Yesterday;]


34- year old Ernest Wade Osborne of Elk Creek was changing a filter on a gas pump at the Flying-J Truck Stop Thursday morning -- when it exploded.
Osborne suffered second and third degree burns.
He died yesterday at the U-V-A Medical Center.
(++++++++++)
(TAKE PINNACLE)


The Flying-J Travel Plaza is accepting donations on behalf of Osborne's Family.
You can mail them to the Flying-J at Route 2, Box 184, Wytheville, Virginia, 24382, attention Wade Osborne Fund.
(+++++++++++)



[11Green]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:49:26]
[GRAPHIC=Charles Green]


Charles Green was a civil rights activist who made his mark on the Roanoke Valley.
He served twice as president of Roanoke's NAACP chapter... and found causes to back... right up to the end of his life.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1993]


He opposed the plan for a new road through the Gainsboro neighborhood.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When I moved here]

((REV. CHARLES GREEN: WHEN I MOVED HERE IN 1962, THERE WERE MORE THAN 14 BLACK BUSINESSES IN ROANOKE. NOW WE HAVE PROBABLY LESS THAN HALF A DOZEN.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=half a dozen.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Reverend Green lost that fight, but he won the respect of black and white citizens during his 27 years in the city.
[SUPER=04-1972]


He was a preacher, hospital chaplain, and Democratic party leader.
Green died yesterday, a week after he turned 75.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
(------------)





[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=FFE-16 4:12]
[GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO]


Congratulations are in order to one of the high school icons in the Roanoke Valley.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville; :00]


Jim Carroll, the longtime radio voice of high school football and basketball in the area on WROV, J-93 and currently "The Game" will get some long overdue recognition this coming week.
Wednesday night at the OMNI Hotel in Charlottesville, Carroll will be inducted into the Virginia High School League's Hall of Fame.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I wouldn't]
[SUPER=01-Jim Carroll/VHSL Hall of Fame Inductee; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=...respect for it"]
(------------)
[VO-NAT con't]


Carroll will be part of the tenth class of inductees into the hall bringing the total number of members up to 120.
(------------)


[11Garlic-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:08:54]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Garlic lovers from all over the country are converging on Amherst County this weekend for the tenth annual Garlic Festival.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Music, food and a garlic costume contest highlight this year's agenda.
Several local wineries will also be on hand offering samples of their best vintages.
Seventeen thousand people attended last year's festival, and organizers hope to break that record this year.
The festival runs through Sunday rain or shine.
(------------)


[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[ROLL COLD OUT OF THE OPEN]

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


Coming up....... Rubatex claims striking workers have become a safety threat
(------------)

and President Clinton is under fire for his comments on Northern Ireland.
We will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot hello][11Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-42 21:33]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


The on-going strike at Bedford's biggest employer has a new twist.
Rubatex served its striking union with a restraining order.
Scott Goldberg has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Laurin/Rubatex Negotiator;13]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Perdue/USWA Local 240;37]
[SUPER=@Scott2; :57]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=N7 Bedford]
(///// SOT /////)
(([SOT natsound -- tape1]
[IN Q=nat]

((QUICK NATSOUND: DUMPING NAILS ONTO TABLE IN CONFERENCE ROOM.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


Rubatex began its weekly meeting with reporters by dumping evidence on the table...
The company says it's proof picketers are threatening others' safety.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:21:30 tape 1]
[IN Q=our biggest]

((JIM LAURIN/RUBATEX NEGOTIATOR: OUR BIGGEST PROBLEM QUITE FRANKLY HAS BEEN THE PICKET LINE MISCONDUCT.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=MISCONDUCT]


Though the union denies dumping nails on the roads near Rubatex ...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 2 -- 1:25:32]
[IN Q= we aint]

((PICKETER: WE AIN'T DOIN' NOTHIN'.))
[RUNS= 02]
[OUT Q=DOIN NUTHIN]


The company went to court with a video .... and walked out with a restraining order.
The union now banned from using threats, force, violence ... and from blocking roads ... while they're picketing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 2 -- 1:27:34]
[IN Q=management]

((JERRY PERDUE: MANAGEMENT ... THEY DON'T HAVE THE SENSE TO RUN THE COMPANY, MY PERSONAL OPINION.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=PERSONAL OPINION]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 2 -- near 1:25:22]
[IN Q=natsound]

((QUICK NATSOUND: CAR DRIVING AWAY.))
[RUNS= 01]
[OUT Q=]


The union's president wasn't talking to reporters.
But earlier this week he accused the company of -- quote -- regressive bargaining.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 1 -- 1:32:52]
[IN Q=regressive]

((JIM LAURIN: REGRESSIVE BARGAINING WOULD BE DOING A WAGE CUT. THERE WAS NO WAGE CUT PROPOSED.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=PROPOSED]

[****VIDEO HERE INSIDE PLANT FROM TAPE 1 *******]
Meanwhile ... the company says it's maintaining production with temporary workers....
Workers whose status the company said could become permanent ... if this strike lasts much longer.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Bedford.
(--------)))



[Ford-Deadline]


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


The United Auto Workers Union is sending Ford Motor Company a wake up call.
The UAW and the auto maker continued to negotiate past the midnight strike deadline despite unsanctioned work stoppages at four Ford plants.
Union officials say no strike was authorized but that workers wanted to send Ford a message. The union says workers would be back on the job this morning.
The two sides are seeking a new contract for about 100-thousand hourly workers.
The last national strike by the U-A-W against Ford was in 1976.
It was also the last time the U-A-W struck during negotiations.

[Clinton-React]


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


The two sides in the Northern Ireland peace talks have reached an agreement, but it's not on a peace accord.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]


Both sides had a similar reaction to comments President Clinton made yesterday.
Clinton's comments compared the two sides in the Northern Ireland peace process to a couple of drunks who can't leave the bar.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((REVEREND IAN PAISLEY, LEADER DEMOCRATIC UNIONIST PARTY: I MIGHT FEEL A BIT PURITANICAL BECAUSE I AM NEITHER IN THE PUB NOR AM I TAKING PART IN THE TALKS, BUT THIS AN INSULT TO EVERYBODY. DAVID ERVINE/PROGRESSIVE UNIONIST PARTY: I'D RATHER THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WAS TALKING ABOUT OUR STABILITY, BOUT INWARD INVESTMENT, ABOUT OPPORTUNITY, AND HE'S NOT, HE'S TALKING ABOUT OUR FAILURE.))
[super=01-Rev. Ian Paisley/Democratic Unionist Party; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Ervine/Progressive Unionist Party; :08]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=our failure]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Clinton made the comment on Northern Ireland during a ceremony for the opening of the new U-S embassy in Ottawa, Canada.
The White House later issued a statement saying the comment had been inappropriate.
(------------)



[Ramsey]


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


News from the Grand Jury investigating the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey may be coming soon.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The six year old was killed three years ago on the day after Christmas.
[SUPER=03-Boulder, CO;]


For the past 16 months the jurors have heard testimony of detectives, forensic experts, as well as the family and friends of Jon Benet's parents.
The Grand Jury is winding down, and an announcement could be made soon, but the District Attorney is giving nothing away.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((ALEX HUNTER/DISTRICT ATTY: MY FAITH IN THE PROCESS HAS NEVER BEEN SHAKEN. I HAVE TERRIFIC CONFIDENCE IN THIS GRAND JURY. I HAVE FAITH IN THE PEOPLE WORKING WITH ME ON THIS CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Alex Hunter/District Attorney;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=on this case]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The jury's options are to indict, issue a report or reveal nothing.
The Grand Jury officially ends October 20th.
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[11Nester]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:20:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Henry County Sheriff's deputy is the subject of an investigation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Sheriff's department confirms that Captain Kimmy Nester is the focus of that inquiry.
A special prosecutor in Roanoke will decide whether Nester illegally released someone's criminal history to the media last month.
(------------)
[anchor=Denise]
[graphic=None]


State police started the inquiry last week.
Sheriff Frank Cassell says he has "full confidence" that Nester will be exonerated.

[11Sheets-auction]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-??]
[GRAPHIC=none]


They auctioned off the house and personal possessions of Garland Sheets yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


HE was an auctioneer. The family never considered conducting the sale any other way.
One of the original founders of the National Auctioneers Association, Sheets died in 1997.
It was an emotional day for son Steve. He had some help with other items on the auction block, but the house he grew up in was left to him to sell.
A man with a family of six bid 190-thousand dollars for the house and four acres... to the delight of Sheets family members.
(------------)


[11-Music-lab]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-30 2:00:27]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A band called Charlie's Angels performed at the Club Blues and Jazz Theater last night for a good cause, to raise money for the Downtown Music Lab. It's a new non-profit hangout for kids and offers them a studio full of musical instruments and recording gear, so they can create their own masterpieces.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

When Charlie's Angels lead guitarist, Charlie Hamill is not recording his own CD's or running local bands, he's helping students take center stage at the Downtown Music Lab. No violence or foul language is allowed. But for ten bucks a year, you can use all the instruments, recording equipment, videos, CD's and music magazines you want. The goal is to cut crime and teenage pregnancy by giving kids a cool place to jam after school.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:21:18]
[IN Q=Why you want to mess]

((JAMIE BONDS/RAPPER: WHY YOU WANT TO MESS WITH US? WE JUST KIDS TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING, DOING WHAT WE DO FOR FUN.))


[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=DO FOR FUN]

Jamie Bonds raps with his cousin Antoine Burris. Antoine says if he weren't here, he'd be out on the streets.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:06:02]
[IN Q=I just come]

((ANTOINE BURRIS/RAPPER: I JUST COME UP HERE YOU KNOW MAKE A SONG LET PEOPLE KNOW KID 2000'S UP IN ROANOKE.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=stay for a while (singing)]

Staff members hope more girls will get excited about the place too.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:11:27]
[IN Q=For girls it's a great]

((SHARIFAH MASTEN/STAFF MEMBER: FOR GIRLS IT'S A GREAT WAY TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES. THEY CAN EXPRESS THEMSELVES BY LISTENING OR WRITING MUSIC OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=like that]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


All the ticket money from last night's concert will buy more instruments for the kids at the Downtown Music Lab.

(------------)



[Frontier-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM--- to air Oct. 9!!!]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


For many families, farming is a tradition that's carried on over the centuries, and a practice that helped Europeans settle this country.
In this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom takes us to the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton for a lesson on tradition.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Aside from the modern clothing...]
[SUPER=03-Staunton; :01]
[SUPER=01-Rhonda Howdyshell/Public Relations Manager; :22]
[SUPER=01-Chris Howell/5th Grader; :29]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Orsinger/5th Grader; :50]
[SUPER=@Kimberly2; 1:48]
[RUNS=2:27]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Staunton.]


(( Aside from the modern clothing, this could have been a scene from an early 18th century German farm.... young children helping out with the chores.
Instead, these fifth grade students from Roanoke's Mount Pleasant Elementary are just VISITING the Frontier Culture Museum...learning about how farming shaped Europe and later, America.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:01:44]

((RHONDA HOWDYSHELL/PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER: WE CALL IT "EXPERIENCIAL HISTORY" WHEN YOU CAN ACTUALLY EXPERIENCE LIVING HISTORY AND LEARN MORE ABOUT IMMIGRATION, YOUR OWN HERITAGE, AND THE LIFESTYLES OF PEOPLE WHO FARMED 100'S OF YEARS AGO.)) [RUNS:10]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:20:41 **B-roll some of this with chicken video]

((CHRIS HOWELL/5TH GRADER: I THOUGHT IT WAS KIND OF FUN. I ENJOYED SEEING ALL THE ANIMALS AND STUFF. I REALLY ENJOYED THE CHICKENS. THERE WAS ONE WITH ABOUT SEVEN BABIES. THAT WAS REAL CUTE. THEY HAD TWO PIGS THAT WERE SLEEPING. AND I THOUGHT THEY WERE REALLY CUTE, TOO.)) [RUNS:14]
This student even pitched in with one of the less desirable farming chores-- shoveling manure.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:28:11]

((STEPHANIE ORSINGER/5TH GRADER: WELL, IT WAS SORT OF GROSS, BUT YOU KNOW, I HANDLED IT.)) [RUNS:05]
Besides Germany, farm life in Northern Ireland is also depicted.
This one- story home was typical of the early 19th century...when churning butter was a common chore.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:44:06]

((GOT TO CHURN ON THE BOTTOM OF IT THERE AND YOU JUST GO RIGHT UP AND DOWN ON THAT AND THAT'LL MAKE HOMEMADE BUTTER FOR YOU.)) [RUNS:09]
This blacksmith's shop was listed as another of the students' favorite farm stops.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:01:50 ]

((NAT SOUNDS OF BLACKSMITH HAMMERING)) [RUNS:02]
Here common untensils are made and sold to the public.
As the journey continues on to England, the hard work never stops.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:26:03 ]

((SOUNDS OF WOOD CHOPPING)) [RUNS:03]
This busy farm manager is splitting wood to build a fence for a sheep corral.
And finally, the farming tradition makes its way to Pre- Civil War America.
All 11 buildings on site were part of a Botetourt county farm.
Corn and squash are just a couple of the crops grown here...and this hand- stitched quilt is just another fruit of the frontier woman's labor.
The frontier museum was the product of a decade of planning, opening in 19-88.
Each fall brings an annual festival celebrating all four countries depicted here.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:03:38]

((RHONDA HOWDYSHELL/PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER: AND BESIDES THE WONDERFUL LIVING HISTORY EXPERIENCES THAT YOU'LL HAVE AT EACH ONE OF THE HERITAGE FARMS, YOU'LL ALSO HAVE CRAFTERS, AND YOU'LL HAVE ENTERTAINERS AND MUSICIANS AND DANCERS AND ALL KINDS OF FESTIVAL FOODS AND ETHNIC FOODS TO ENJOY THAT DAY.)) [RUNS:14]
And you'll want to mark you calendars... This year's Frontier Festival happens NEXT weekend....October 16th and 17th.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Staunton.))
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[ANCHOR=ANDREW]
[GRAPHIC=WDBJ Address 4472]


If you're interested in heading up to the festival, you can find directions to the Frontier Culture Museum on our web site at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.