[M'ville-Murder]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-52 :12]
[GRAPHIC=shooting]


A mother of four is dead and her daughter is struggling for her life after a shooting in Martinsville late last night.
And police say the gunman is still on the run.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

[scene video - house]
Authorities say 36-year-old Eyvonne Hairston was shot after an argument inside her house with her 38-year-old boyfriend, Michael Jerome Hairston.
They say Michael Hairston also turned the gun on her 16-year-old daughter, who was shot three times. [shot of kid's bicycle on lawn]
Police say the other children, who were home at the time, escaped out a window.
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[SOT -- IF YOU ZERO THE COUNTER AT THE FIRST SHOT OF THE MUGSHOT AFTER THE INTERVIEW AND REWIND FOR ABOUT ONE MINUTE, Y

OU SHOULD HIT THE BITE.]
[IN Q=It was four individuals]

((LT. ROBERT RAMSEY/MARTINSVILLE POLICE: IT WAS FOUR INDIVIDUALS THERE AND AMONG THOSE WERE SOME OF HER CHILDREN AND A COUPLE OF THE CHILDREN GOT OUT OF THE HOUSE AND WENT TO A NEIGHBORS HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Robert Ramsey/Martinsville Police;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=went to a neighbor's home.]
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[VO-NAT]

[mugshot]
Police are still searching for Michael Jerome Hairston. He's charged with first degree murder, malicious wounding and three other felonies.
The 16-year-old girl is in critical condition.
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[Valleyview-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=weekend am.]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-42 44:37]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Police have arrested two suspects involved in the shooting of a man at Valley View Mall yesterday afternoon.
45 year old Cass Edward Beverly, and 41 year old Deanne Lynn Beverly of Eglewood, Florida are being held without bond.
Deanne is charged with firing the shot that wounded 52 year od William Arthur Staley of Roanoke. He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The hospital is not releasing any information on his condition this morning. Joy Sutton has more on this story.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was brought]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lyn Welcher/Shopper; :38]
[SUPER=01-Bill Collier/Shopper; :52]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=out of hand.]


((It was broad daylight- when THE SHOOTING happened in the parking lot near Sears.
Roanoke police say it followed a confrontation between the victim and suspects.
Police say the victim was a Walmart employee -- and was alone at the time.
The General Manager for Valley View Mall says nothing like this has ever happened at the shopping center before -- and that this is isolated incident.
There is security at the mall -- but the manager she doesn't believe that would affected anything in this shooting.


But some shoppers say they are concerned even if this is the first and some changes should be made.
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[SOT 10:41:15]
[IN Q=]

((LYN WELCHER/SHOPPER: I THINK MAYBE WE NEED TO PUT A LITTLE MORE SECURITY OUT HERE POSSIBLY, CAUSE I HAD NO IDEA IT WAS THIS BAD OUT HERE BUT IT TAKES SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO OPEN YOUR EYES.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=TO OPEN YOUR EYES.]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=10:32:44]

((IT'S SCARY ACTUALLY FOR ROANOKE YOU DON'T THINK THINGS LIKE THAT CAN HAPPEN BUT IT DOES SEEM LIKE THIS MALL MORE ON THE WEEKENDS GETS OUT OF HAND.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=OUT OF HAND.]


Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[11Axton-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:45:00]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Henry County man says he THOUGHT he was taking part in a convenience store robbery.
But he ended up an accessory to murder. And now he faces up to three life sentences for it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./June;]


Lawrence David Reynolds admitted to robbing three women at an Axton convenience store last spring. He ALSO pled guilty to being an accessory after the fact to the murder of store clerk Susan Hylton.
Reynolds and his co-defendant William Lemayne Murphy say they were in the getaway car when Michael Anthony Ramey robbed the store.
But both men say they did NOT know three clerks were shot and one killed while Ramey was inside.
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[Columbia-Murders]


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


A man who confessed to the murders of 140 children is in jail in Colombia.
Dave Browde has more on the man who could be that country's worst killer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[super=04-Columbia Government Video; :00]
[SUPER=03-Pereira, Colombia;]
[SUPER=01-Dave Browde/CBS News; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=CBS News]

((SUPER: POLICE VIDEOTAPE NARR: The tall, dark-skinned 42 year-old seen in this police videotape posed, detectives say, as a beggar, a cripple and occasionally a priest. What he has confessed to has touched off searches in fields and graveyards all over Colombia.
SUPER: BOGOTA/FRIDAY
NATSOT PROSECUTOR


NARR: Prosecutors in Bogota say Luis Alfredo Garavito has confessed to killing 140 children in a five-year spree..
SUPER: PEREIRA, COLOMBIA/1988 NARR: ..preying primarily on the children of poor street vendors, many of whom had been left unattended on street corners and in parks.
NARR: For the past year and a half, Colombian police say, they've been looking into disappearances of children all over the country. They say Garavito confessed after being confronted with evidence they describe as overwhelming. Detectives say they've found 114 bodies so far.
NARR: Many of the children's bodies were found tied up with identical nylon rope, with a liquor bottle nearby. Their throats had been cut. The bodies of 25 young boys were found in one ravine, in Pereira, in the cofee growing region of Colombia.
NARR: Police say Garavito appears to be the worst serial killer in Colombia's history. They're checking to see if he might also have commited similar crimes in neighboring Equador. Dave Browde, CBS News, New York. ))

[11New-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


A Henry County company is growing .
Henry County Plywood announced it's expanding and adding up to 25 new jobs.
The company already employs about 130 workers at its plant in Ridgeway.
The jobs will be filled gradually, over the next two and a half years.

[6-Campaign-Ads]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-43 TC33:15]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


It's partly a sign of how important these General Assembly elections are... and partly a sign of the record amounts of money being spent.
But in a handful of hotly contested races around the Commonwealth, the advertisements and mailings are veering increasingly toward distortion and name-calling.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=She's against]
[SOT part of prepro ad from Chrisley profile]

((KEISTER CAMPAIGN AD: SHE'S AGAINST ALLOWING PATIENTS TO SEE AND RECEIVE TREATMENT FROM ANY PROVIDER THEY CHOSE.)) ((CHRISLEY CAMPAIGN AD: IN THE OLD DAYS LIE DETECTOR TESTS WERE FOR CRIMINALS, THESE DAYS WE NEED THEM FOR POLITICIANS.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=for politicians.]
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[VO-NAT]


But federal law prohibits media outlets from rejecting or editing ads.
The code says that in paid political ads, FCC licensees "...shall have no power of censorship over the material broadcast."
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[SOT 15:06:32]
[IN Q=Candidates are]

((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: CANDIDATES ARE CALLING EACH OTHER FRIENDS OF THE CHILD MOLESTERS. AND MANY OF THE CHARGES ARE SO BLATANTLY UNFAIR THAT IT'S REALLY GONE BEYOND THE PALE.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=the pale.]
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[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=HOLD]


The F-C-C reminds broadcasters that the "NO censorship" rule for ads does NOT relieve them from the obligation to report the truth in our regular newscasts.

[11Chrisley-Keister]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-40 TC1:04:25]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


A mailing sent out by Republican Barbara Chrisley is fueling controversy in the 7th District House of Delegates race.
Democrat Benny Keister says the flier is flat out wrong.
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[VO-NAT]


It says that Keister is against parental consent for abortions.
The Chrisley campaign admits that it made up Keister's response, when his campaign failed to give them an answer.


Chrisley says it was a valid assumption.
Keister says they should have talked to him.
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[2M'ville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-52 :12]
[GRAPHIC=shooting]


A mother of four is dead and her daughter is struggling for her life after a shooting in Martinsville late last night.
And police are still looking for the gunman this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

[scene video - house]
Authorities say 36-year-old Eyvonne Hairston was shot after an argument inside her house with her 38-year-old boyfriend, Michael Jerome Hairston.
They say Michael Hairston also turned the gun on her 16-year-old daughter, who was shot three times. [shot of kid's bicycle on lawn]
Police say the other children, who were home at the time, escaped out a window.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT -- IF YOU ZERO THE COUNTER AT THE FIRST SHOT OF THE MUGSHOT AFTER THE INTERVIEW AND REWIND FOR ABOUT ONE MINUTE, Y

OU SHOULD HIT THE BITE.]
[IN Q=It was four individuals]

((LT. ROBERT RAMSEY/MARTINSVILLE POLICE: IT WAS FOUR INDIVIDUALS THERE AND AMONG THOSE WERE SOME OF HER CHILDREN AND A COUPLE OF THE CHILDREN GOT OUT OF THE HOUSE AND WENT TO A NEIGHBORS HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Robert Ramsey/Martinsville Police;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=went to a neighbor's home.]
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[VO-NAT]

[mugshot]
Police are still searching for Michael Jerome Hairston. He's charged with first degree murder, malicious wounding and three other felonies.
The 16-year-old girl is in critical condition.
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[2-Valleyview-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=shooting]


Police have arrested two suspects involved in the shooting of a man at Valley View Mall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Roanoke police say 45 year old Cass Edward Beverly, and 41 year old Deanne Lynn Beverly of Eglewood, Florida are being held without bond.
Deanne is charged with firing the shot that wounded 52 year old William Arthur Staley of Roanoke. The shooting happened around 3 yesterday afternoon in the parking lot near Sears.
Roanoke police say it followed a confrontation between the victim and suspects.
Police say the victim was a Walmart employee -- and was alone at the time.
Roanoke Memorial Hospital is not releasing any information on Staley's condition this morning.
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[11Taylor-Obit]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-44 26:03]
[GRAPHIC=Noel Taylor 1924-1999]


The Roanoke Valley is mourning the Reverend Noel Taylor.
The former mayor, and devoted pastor died yesterday of heart failure.
Joe Dashiell looks back at a public man who reached out to Roanokers in many different ways.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Noel Taylor spent 22 years on city council]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1988; :00]
[SUPER=04-1960; :37]
[SUPER=04-1970; 1:00]
[SUPER=04-1992; 1:29]
[RUNS=2:11]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke]


((Noel Taylor spent 22 years on city council... 17 as mayor.
As the city's top elected official, he was also its chief booster, and when he wasn't in the pulpit of High Street Baptist Church he was preaching with pride about Roanoke's progress and its promise.
[SOT 27:16 TAYLOR YEARS]
[IN Q=And we look forward]

((AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT 100 YEARS AS A CITY EXCITED ABOUT ITS FUTURE.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=about its future.]


A native of Bedford County, Taylor began his career as a rural elementary school teacher... until he says he could resist his calling no longer. He came to prominence in the civil rights struggles of the early 60s, such as the movement to close the Washington Street dump.
[SOT A-26 47:23]
[IN Q=We say to those tonight that would]

((WE SAY TO THOSE TONIGHT THAT WOULD HOLD US DOWN THAT THE TRAIN IS STILL ROLLING. THE TRAIN IS COMING. YOU'D BETTER GET YOUR BUSINESS RIGHT. YOU'D BETTER SET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER, BECAUSE THE TRAIN MAY BE HERE TONIGHT.))
[RUNS= :16]
[OUT Q=may be here tonight.]


Taylor defied political stereotypes. In 1970, he sought the Republican nomination for city council. [TAYLOR CAMPAIGN VIDEO]
[IN Q=It is my earnest request]

((IT IS MY EARNEST REQUEST THAT YOU WILL VOTE FOR NOEL C. TAYLOR ON JUNE 9TH 1970.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=on June 9th, 1970.]


He won. Taylor became mayor in 1975... eventually serving longer than any other mayor in Roanoke's history. But in 1992, under treatment for prostate cancer, Taylor decided to step down from city council.
And on June 30th, he cleaned out his desk, turned off the light and walked from his office at city hall.
[SOT JOE'S STOCKTAPE 10:26]
[IN Q=I hope the work I've done]

((I HOPE THE WORK I'VE DONE WILL SPEAK FOR ME AND WHEN THE GOSPEL TRAIN COMES I WANT TO CATCH IT... AT THE ROANOKE STATION.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=at the Roanoke station.]


After his exit from city hall, Taylor was in the public eye less often. He was honored by members of the General Assembly, and he appeared in the play To Kill a Mockingbird at Mill Mountain Theater.
But his energies were focused on his family and his church... where he continued to preach the Sunday sermon and tend to the congregation he loved.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[School-Threat]


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


Police have arrested four white students and questioned seven other teens in an alleged plot to shoot up a Cleveland High School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH;]


Cleveland Mayor Michael White ordered South High School closed yesterday after authorities were tipped off about the plot.
A lawyer for two of the teens questioned says there never was any plot and the school was never in danger.
Dan Shields says there may have been some talk from one child regarding actions against other students but that was it.
Mayor White says the plot was motivated by racial bias.
Seventy percent of South High's enrollment is black.
School will reopen Monday.
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[TWA-Crash-Fuel]


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


Boeing reportedly studied fuel tank problems in one of its jumbo hets 16 years before TWA Flight 800 exploded in mid-air.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The Washington Post reports congressional investigators want to know why Boeing never told the National Transportation Safety Board that it had completed a report on center fuel tanks overheating in the E-4B--the military version of the 747 that went down off the shore of Long Island in July of 1996.
The Post says N-T-S-B officials believe the report could have helped focus the T-W-A investigation on mechanical failure much earlier or maybe even prevented the tragedy.
There's no official comment from Boeing.
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[11Halloween]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:43:20]
[GRAPHIC=Halloween]


A decision to keep trick-or treating on Sunday in Lynchburg is not sitting well with some residents there..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Chris Bowes (Boze) says he's surprised a conservative religious town like Lynchburg would allow Halloween to be observed on the Sabbath.
He'll be taking his own daughter to Roanoke where trick- or- treaters will be out Saturday night.
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[SOT 05:49:59]
[IN Q=It's just a]

((CHRIS BOWES/WANTS HALLOWEEN ON SATURDAY: IT'S JUST A DECISION WE MADE AS A FAMILY, WE LIKE TO KEEP SUNDAY AS THE DAY THAT WE GO TO CHURCH AND WORSHIP AND SPEND TIME AS A FAMILY, AND SO WE'LL CELEBRATE AND HAVE FUN ON SATURDAY.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Bowes/Wants Halloween On Saturday]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=on Saturday.]
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[VO-NAT]


City council officials say they had just a few calls from residents who want the holiday moved to Saturday.
Amherst, Bedford and Campbell counties will also celebrate Halloween on Sunday.
(+++++++)

[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN BOARD]
You can check out the entire list of communities observing Halloween tonight .. by visiting our web site at WDBJ-7-dot-com.
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[5-Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=feedback]
[GRAPHIC=Feedback]


The decision to move trick-or-treating to Saturday has stirred up controversy in our viewer mail.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has an early edition of Feedback.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation open]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=Animation close.]

(("I do not believe in worshiping anything but God Our Savior, but I will always enjoy Halloween," wrote a viewer from Hardy.[Brenda Kesler] "If you treat Halloween as the devil's playground, then you are in for trouble. But you can have fun with Halloween and not give the devil the credit he thinks he is due...So thank you Roanoke and Roanoke County for standing up and keeping your backbone straight."
But a Roanoke [Heather Froeschl] resident told us: "I thought we lived in the land of the free? How can Roanoke's City Council allow the church to dictate what people celebrate? What happened to the separation of church and state? Halloween is not a floating holiday. It is older than Thanksgiving and more widely celebrated...Appeasing the Gods. Didn't Halloween get started to appease the spirits?...Bad move city council."
And a viewer from Radford [Becky Strough] wrote: "Halloween IS a religious practice. All Hallows Eve, commonly referred to as Halloween, is the day before the Christian celebration of All Saints Day, or All Hallows Day, a day when Christians can celebrate the lives and works of the saints. The idea is to scare away all the evil spirits before such a holy celebration. I believe religious leaders should work to educate and inform their congregations, rather than condemning the common misconceptions and secular practices of a holiday celebration."
You can get in touch with us at News-7 just about any time.
Our mailing address is P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Faxes go to 343-7269;
E-mail should be sent to news@wdbj7.com;
And a moderated forum is on our website, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
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[Luray-Caverns]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


Deep within the heart of the northern Shenandoah Valley, lies what are considered the largest caverns on the east coast.
In this Halloween weekend "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom takes us underground to the mysterious, but not quite SPOOKY world of Luray Caverns.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There's no outside]
[SUPER=03-Luray; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Shaffer/Public Relations Director; :29]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; :49]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Luray.]


(( There's no outside entrance, so you won't encounter any bats here....
But the eerie sounds of organ music often fill the hollow chambers of Luray Caverns.
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[SOT nat sound of music.... 12:53:12 **maybe B-roll with wide shots of caverns ]

(()) [RUNS:06]
The Great Stalacpipe Organ is noted in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest musical instrument.
It's also one of the highlights of Luray Caverns.
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[SOT 12:45:10]

((JOHN SHAFFER/PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: DEPENDING UPON THE SIZE OF THE STALACTITE THAT DETERMINES THE TONE THAT IT GIVES OFF. SO, WE HAVE ATTACHED TO NUMEROUS STALACTITES TINY MALLETS. AND WHEN YOU PRESS A KEY ON THE KEYBOARD, IT TRIGGERS A CORRESPONDING MALLET, WHICH TAPS THE STALACTITE AND PRODUCES A MUSICAL TONE.)) [RUNS:17]
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[SOT standup here 12:30:51]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: LURAY CAVERNS WERE FIRST DISCOVERED IN 1878 AND OPENED TO THE PUBLIC SHORTLY AFTER THAT. IT'S ONE OF VIRGINIA'S BIGGEST ATTRACTIONS, WITH A HALF MILLION VISITORS EACH YEAR.)) [RUNS:09]
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[SOT PLEASE B-ROLL HERE 12:15:16]

((JOHN SHAFFER/PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: IT WAS DISCOVERED IN QUITE A UNIQUE WAY. THERE WERE THREE GENTLEMEN WHO LIVED IN THE COMMUNITY THAT KNEW OF SOME OTHER CAVES IN VIRGINIA THAT WERE ACTUALLY OPENED TO THE PUBLIC. THIS WAS BACK IN THE 1860S AND THEY GOT THE IDEA OF FINDING A CAVERN THAT THEY COULD OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WOULDN'T YOU KNOW IT, IN 1878, THEY FOUND ONE OF THE LARGEST CAVES IN THE WORLD.)) [RUNS:20]
Luray Caverns span 64 acres.
The oldest of its calcite formations is seven million years old.
As its founders intended, the caverns are open every day, year-round, with each tour running about an hour.
It's cool in the summer, but warm in the winter...with a constant temperature of 54- degrees.
But there's a lot more to Luray than just exploring the caverns.
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[SOT 12:17:25]

((JOHN SHAFFER/PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: WE DO HAVE EVERYTHING WE FEEL THAT WE NEED TO MAKE THE VISIT COMFORTABLE. THERE'S A RESTAURANT. WE HAVE A HISTORY MUSEUM, A CAR AND CARRIAGE CARAVAN'S HERE AS PART OF THE ADMISSION TO THE CAVERNS. WE HAVE A GOLF COURSE AND TWO MOTELS.)) [RUNS:14]
With its wide array of activities and easy access, Luray does its part to shake the image of caverns as dark, scary, musty places.
But you still have to watch out for the occasional drip of water from above.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Luray.))
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[ANCHOR=ANDREW]
[GRAPHIC=WDBJ ADDRESS 4472]


It's a little more than a two hour drive from Roanoke...for directions to Luray Caverns, simply go to our website at W-D-B-7-DOT-COM and click on "What's New".








[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=VA-Profiles]


She's only eight years old ... but a girl in Henry County is being praised as a hero.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Third grader Emily Merriman was home sick from school on Monday when a fire broke out in her apartment.
She got her 73-year-old grandmother out safely ... and called 9-1-1.
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[bump SOTs]
[IN Q=I feel like she definitely]
[SUPER=01-Bob Roetken/Assistant Fire Chief; QUICK!]
[SUPER=07-Emily Merriman; QUICK!]
[SOT 15:18:10 - :12]

((BOB ROETKEN/ASST. FIRE CHIEF: I FEEL LIKE SHE DEFINITELY SAVED HER GRANDMOTHER'S LIFE. ))
[SOT 2:21:58 - 2:22:02]

((EMILY MERRIMAN: MY PARENTS KEEP SAYING THAT I'M A HERO ... BUT I'M NOT.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=but I'm not.]
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[VO-NAT]


Her family lost almost everything ... but they're glad their belongings can be replaced.
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[Anchor=denise]

[Take FS Pinnacle board 9403]
We'll have Emily's story of courage under fire for you tomorrow morning ... in this week's Virginia Profile.