[Recount]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]

Good Morning. I'm Shannon Young, in for Kimberly McBroom. Topping the news this morning: George W. Bush says the White House is his after Florida's Secretary of State declared him the winner yesterday. But Al Gore is preparing a court challenge. His lawyers say thousands of votes have never been counted, because machines failed to read them -- and Miami-Dade County abruptly stopped a hand count. Democrats will also argue that irregularities in Palm Beach and Nassau counties are grounds for overturning the election. The contest procedure calls for argument, a miniature trial and an appeals process -- all of which must be over before December 12th, the date that presidential electors must be appointed.
[LIVE= Jones /FULL]
[SUPER=701-Jennifer Jones/Reporting]
[SUPER=705-Tallahassee]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=703-Austin, TX;]
[SUPER=701-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=701-Katherine Harris/Florida Secretary of State;]
[SUPER=701-Joseph Lieberman/(D) Vice Pres. Candidate;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=]
((This morning, Texas Governor George W. Bush is pressing ahead as the next President of the United States. SOT: Gov. G

eorge W. Bush/R-Presidential Candidate "After a count a recount and yet another manual recount, Secretary Cheney and I am honored and humbled to have won the state of Florida which gives us the needed electoral votes to win the election." Bush's address to the nation came just after Florida's Secretary of State, Katherine Harris finally certified the vote
SOT: Katherine Harris/FL Secretary of State "Governor George W. Bush 2 million nine hundred twelve thousand seven hund

red ninety. Vice President Al Gore two million nine hundred twelve thousand two hundred fifty three." The final tally however does not include the hand counts from Palm Beach County. Election workers there were couldn't finish the entire recount by Sunday's 5PM deadline and they Secretary of State refused to accept what they had completed. Despite calls for him to concede Vice President Al Gore shows no signs of stepping aside. He left running mate, Senator Joseph Lieberm
an to respond to the latest developments in Florida. SOT: Sen. Joseph Lieberman/D-V.P. Candidate "Vice President Al Gor

e and I have no choice but to contest these actions." Stand-Up: Jennifer Jones/CBS News Today, the Gore legal team will file suit in at least three counties to force the counting of votes they claim have never been tallied. Bush meanwhile has appointed running mate Dick Cheney to head up the transition team. And both side are preparing for Friday's historic appearance before the U-S Supreme Court. Je nifer Jones, CBS News, Tallahassee, Florida. ))
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[11Missing-Hiker]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-43; 39:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A young hiker was rescued after spending TWELVE hours lost on Dragon's Tooth trail in Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday Morning]

17-year old Adam Hubert was hiking with his sister and a friend Saturday afternoon .. Hubert's mother tells News 7 Adam decided to go ahead of the group to warm up the car for them. But Hubert lost his way on the trail.
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[SOT 05:58:35]
[IN Q=I think]

((CHARLIE KING/ROANOKE CO. BATTALION CHIEF: I THINK HE JUST WANTED TO GET AHEAD OF THEM AND THEN GOT OFF THE TRAIL.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie King/Roanoke Co. Batallion Chief; ]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=the trail.]
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[VO-NAT]

Rescue crews received a cell-phone call from Hubert around 5-30 Saturday evening saying he was lost. But the antenna on his phone broke, and Hubert lost communication with rescue workers. Hubert was finally located around 2 yesterday morning, however it took about five hours for rescuers to carry him down the trail because he was too weak to walk.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=none]

Hubert was taken to Roanoke Memorial where he is listed in stable condition this morning. His mother says he suffered from hypothermia, and is being held in the progressive care unit.



[11Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=00-40; 1:26:56]
[GRAPHIC=FRANK BEAMER]


Frank Beamer may make a decision today on whether to stay at Virginia Tech or go south to North Carolina. Yesterday morning, the University of North Carolina was granted permission to talk to Beamer about becoming the Tarheels' new head coach. Sources tell News 7 Beamer met with U-N-C athletic director Dick (Buh-Door) Baddour yesterday afternoon,
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday;]

and that he likely will decide whether to stay at Tech or accept the Carolina job by today. Saturday night the Hokies gave Beamer his 98th win at Tech. He is the winningest coach in school history, and most agree should he leave, the repercussions would be felt throughout the university community.
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[Downey]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Robert Downey Junior is again in trouble with the law.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Palm Springs, CA;]

The 35-year old actor was arrested on drug charges by police in Palm Springs, California Saturday night. Police say an anonymous caller led authorities to a resort hotel room where they found Downey with cocaine and methamphetamine. He's charged with drug possession, being under the influence and committing a felony while free on bail. The arrest comes less than three months after Downey was released from prison. He spent a year behind bars for violating his probation by missing scheduled drug tests.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


The stock market opens higher this week following Friday's gains. Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Market Watch.
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[SOT 03NA - 03:27:09]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=New York]

((GOOD MORNING. WILL THE MARKET HOLD ON TO ITS GAINS FROM FRIDAY'S SHORTENED TRADING SESSION?
ANALYSTS EXPECT THE MARKET TO STAY CLOSE TO IT'S CURRENT LEVELS UNTIL THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CONTROVERSY IS PUT TO REST. RICHARD MC CABE OF MERRILL LYNCH SAYS THE MARKET IS APPROACHING ITS TECHNICAL OVERSOLD LEVEL. HE SEES A RECOVERY IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY... ALSO HELPING.. MUTUAL FUND MANAGERS WILL DO SOME WINDOW DRESSING IN THEIR PORTFOLIOS ALONG WITH REINVESTMENTS OF NEW FUNDS.
ESS=SKS/FD/TOY

BE SURE TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON RETAIL STOCKS THIS WEEK... AFTER SHOPPERS HIT THE MALLS TO FIND BARGAINS OVER THE WEEKEND. STOCKS TO WATCH SAKS, FEDERATED DEPARTMENT STORES OWNER OF MACY'S AND BLOOMINGDALES, TOYS R US.
ESS=INTC/IBM/SUNW

WATCH TECHS TODAY TO SEE IF THEY HOLD ON TO THEIR GAINS... WE'LL BE FOLLOWING INTEL, I-B-M AND SUN MICROSOSYSTEMS. //
ESS=OAT/PEP

KEEP QUAKER OATS ON YOUR RADAR THIS WEEK. AFTER FRENCH FOODMAKER DANONE JOINED COKE IN PULLING OUT OF THE BIDDING FOR THE U- FOOD AND BEVERAGE COMPANY... //
ESS=ECONOMY

ON THE ECONOMIC FRONT, WE'LL GET A READING ON EXISTING HOME SALES. // AND ON TUESDAY THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT WILL RELEASE DURABLE GOODS FIGURES FOR OCTOBER. A MEASURE OF THOSE PRODUCTS THAT LAST 3 OR MORE YEARS... LIKE WASHING MACHINES..AND TRACTORS // COME WEDNESDAY...AN ECONOMIC REPORT CARD AS THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT FIGURES FOR THE THIRD QUARTER ARE RELEASED.. //
GRAPHIC=

FOR MORE FINANCIAL NEWS... CLICK ON OUR WEBSITE C-B-S DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. //
ONCAM=ED

I'M ED CRANE C-B-S MARKETWATCH NEW YORK.))

[Anchor=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


Now here's an early look at the stock market.

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Plane-Collision]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Two people are dead after two small planes collided near Houston.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Houston, TX;]

The victims were flying in a single-engine Cessna yesterday when they ran into an experimental plane. The Cessna circled and then crashed into a highway. The pilot of the experimental plane regained control and landed at West Houston Airport. There's no word yet as to his condition.
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[11Salem-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-45; 19:34]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

A multi-vehicle accident sent three people to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Salem police say the driver of a Suzuki Sidekick was at a red light in front of Lewis Gale last night when he attempted to make a left hand turn onto Keagy Road. The Sidekick was sideswiped by a Toyota Camry .. The driver and a passenger in the Sidekick were taken to Roanoke Memorial. The driver of the Camry was taken to Lewis Gale. Police say none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. Charges are pending against the driver of the Sidekick.
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[11Holiday-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-49;13:07]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]

There were plenty of holiday travel headaches on Interstate 81.
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

Northbound traffic in Botetourt county was bumper to bumper yesterday afternoon after a series of accidents backed up traffic for at least 20 miles. State Police reported an accident near Lexington sent several people to the hospital - although the number of patients and their conditions haven't been released. Police say several other chain-reaction accidents only made the situation worse.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, the benefits of quitting smoking begin as soon as you stop.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM HERE'S SOME GOOD NEWS IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE ARE TRYING TO QUIT SMOKING. IT DOESN'T TAKE YEARS TO GET THE BENEFITS OF KICKING THE HABIT . IN FACT,GOOD THINGS BEGIN TO HAPPEN WITHIN MINUTES OF YOUR LAST CIGARETTE.

VT=VO

FOR EXAMPLE- WITHIN 20 MINUTES OF STUBBING OUT A SMOKE- YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AND PULSE WILL RETURN TO NORMAL. WITHIN 8 HOURS, CARBON MONOXIDE LEVELS IN YOUR BLOOD GO BACK TO NORMAL. AND OXYGEN LEVELS IN THE BLOOD BEGIN TO RISE. AT 24 HOURS- YOUR RISK OF A HEART ATTACK GOES DOWN AND AT 48 HOURS-YOUR BODY BEGINS TO DO SOME REAL HEALING ESPECIALLY OF NERVES AND NERVE ENDINGS. YOUR TASTE BUDS REPAIR THEMSELVES... SO FOOD TASTES BETTER.. AND SMELLS BETTER.. AND SPEAKING OF SMELLS- YOUR BREATH WILL GET BETTER. THEN AT 2 WEEKS AFTER KICKING THE HABIT- YOUR CIRCULATION IMPROVES- LUNG FUNCTION JUMPS BY ABOUT 30%.. AND EXERCISE - EVEN WALKING.. BECOMES EASIER. AT ONE MONTHS TIME- YOUR NOSE AND SINUSES WILL BE LESS CONGESTED AND YOU'LL COUGH LESS ALL IN ALL : GOOD THINGS- AND THAT'S TO SAY NOTHING OF THE LONG TERM BENEFITS OF TOSSING AWAY YOUR CIGARETTES SUCH AS A LOWER RISK OF LUNG CANCER, STROKE AND HEART DISEASE.
ON CAM THE BOTTOM LINE- IF YOU'RE AN IMPATIENT PERSON WHO LIKE QUICK RESULTS- THERE ARE FEW THINGS QUICKER AND BETTER FOR YOU THAN KICKING THE HABIT. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


(ad lib to weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=SYO/SPA]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Yesterday's official vote count in Florida shows George W. Bush racked up more than 500-votes more than Al Gore. But the Gore camp says it will pursue a court challenge of the count, claiming thousands of ballots were never counted.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Police are considering filing charges against a driver they say caused a car accident in Salem. Three people were taken to the hospital with injuries caused when a Suzuki Sidekick tried to make a left hand turn onto Keagy road.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

A series of accidents on Interstate 81 made for a messy travel weekend. Police say traffic was backed up for about 20-miles after a string of wrecks in Botetourt County.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


And that's what's making news on this Monday November 27-th.
[ANCHOR=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Recount]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]

The next legal round in Election 2000 starts in Talahassee Florida today where the Gore campaign will Florida's official election results. Last night, Bush was certified the winner by a narrow 537-vote . The Bush camps says it's time for lawsuits to end. But Gore lawyers say thousands of votes have never been counted, because machines failed to read them -- and Miami-Dade County abruptly stopped a hand count. Democrats will also argue that irregularities in Palm Beach and Nassau counties are grounds for overturning the election. The contest procedure calls for argument, a miniature trial and an appeals process -- all of which must be over before December 12th, the date that presidential electors must be appointed.



[LIVE= Jones /FULL]
[SUPER=701-Jennifer Jones/Reporting]
[SUPER=705-Tallahassee]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=703-Austin, TX]
[SUPER=701-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate ]
[SUPER=701-Katherine Harris/Florida Secretary of State ]
[SUPER=701-Joseph Lieberman/(D) Vice Pres. Candidate ]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=]

((Locator: Austin, TX This morning, Texas Governor George W. Bush is pressing ahead as the next President of the United
States. SOT: Gov. George W. Bush/R-Presidential Candidate "After a count a recount and yet another manual recount, Sec

retary Cheney and I am honored and humbled to have won the state of Florida which gives us the needed electoral votes to win the election." Bush's address to the nation came just after Florida's Secretary of State, Katherine Harris finall
y certified the vote SOT: Katherine Harris/FL Secretary of State "Governor George W. Bush 2 million nine hundred twelve

thousand seven hundred ninety. Vice President Al Gore two million nine hundred twelve thousand two hundred fifty three." The final tally however does not include the hand counts from Palm Beach County. Election workers there were couldn't finish the entire recount by Sunday's 5PM deadline and they Secretary of State refused to accept what they had completed. Despite calls for him to concede Vice President Al Gore shows no signs of stepping aside. He left running mate, Se
nator Joseph Lieberman to respond to the latest developments in Florida. SOT: Sen. Joseph Lieberman/D-V.P. Candidate "V

ice President Al Gore and I have no choice but to contest these actions." Stand-Up: Jennifer Jones/CBS News Today, the Gore legal team will file suit in at least three counties to force the counting of votes they claim have never been tallied. Bush meanwhile has appointed running mate Dick Cheney to head up the transition team. And both side are preparing for Friday's historic appearance before the U-S Supreme Court. Je nifer Jones, CBS News, Tallahassee, Florida. ))



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[11Bassett-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-34; 1:55:49]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A 70-year-old Henry County man was found shot to death in his home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett]

Officials with the Sheriff's department say the man's daughter found his body around two o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home on Old Bassett Heights Road. A shotgun was found at the scene. Officials say the man allegedly mentioned to his daughter earlier in the day that he might clean his guns. Deputies believe the wound was self-inflicted, and that the shooting was accidental .. but the incident is still under investigation. The man's name has not been released.
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[Transition]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]

The American people aren't the only ones waiting for an end to the presidential election stalemate. The would-be administrations of Al Gore and George W. Bush are also up in the air. Dan Rather takes a look at the transition period between a presidential election and the inauguration.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=701-Douglas Brinkley/Presidential Historian; 29]
[SUPER=701-Roger Porter/Transition Team; :46]
[Super=701-Dan Rather/Reporting; 2:25]
[Super=701-Jake Siewert/Presidential Advisor; 2:30]
[RUNS=2:38]
[OUT Q=get ready quickly]
((NAT SOT (GORE WED.) "WE DON'T HAVE TO COUNT THESE BOXES DO WE?"


Narr: Whether it's food boxes....or ballot chads....Al Gore has been counting...instead of pulling together a new government.
George Bush has been marking time, too. TWO of the eleven weeks a president-elect has to form his new administration have already passed. And with each day, the job gets more difficult.
Douglas Brinkley is a presidential historian.

SOT BRINKLEY: "THE PROBLEM WITH TRANSITIONS IS THAT BY THEIR NATURE,

SOMEBODY LOST! IT'S BASICALLY TELLING THE LOSER GET OUT OF TOWN, PICK UP YOUR BELONGINGS, WE'VE GOT A CLOCK TICKING, YOU'VE ONLY GOT A FEW WEEKS. LEAVE!"
Narr: Roger Porter worked on the transition teams for the Ford, Reagan AND Bush Administrations.

SOT: ROGER PORTER "WHEN THEY COME THEY ARE EXPECTED TO HIT THE GROUND

RUNNING. THE CONGRESS WILL HAVE ALREADY BEEN IN SESSION, IT WILL BE ORGANIZED, IT WILL BE EAGER TO GET TO WORK. IT WILL BE LOOKING TO THE PRESIDENT TO ADVANCE HIS LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. SO THE TASKS FOR A NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT ARE CONSIDERABLE."
DIZ
SOT: CLINTON (NOV 19 1992) "I THINK WE'RE OFF TO A GOOD START, I'M

EXCITED ABOUT IT.."
NARR: At this time in 1992 Bill Clinton was meeting with the leadership on Capitol Hill......In 1988, George Bush was gathering his staff in Maine. BOTH were beginning the important process of changing from party candidate...to leader of all the American people.

SOT: BRINKLEY: IT'S A HURLY BURLY, HECTIC TIME. IT'S ONE OF GREAT

EXHILARATION. BUT IT'S THAT SPEEDING UP OF THINGS TO GET READY FOR THE INAUGURAL AND TRYING TO HAVE YOUR NEW GOVERNMENT IN PLACE."
NARR: And it's a huge process. The new president must choose senior staff...decide legislative priorities ...prepare for the Inaugural Address, which sets the tone for his administration.

SOT: KENNEDY "THE TORCH HAS BEEN PASSED TO A NEW GENERATION ..."


NARR: After a razor thin victory against Richard Nixon...Kennedy quickly reached out to republican Douglas Dillon for Treasury Secretary. Either Gore or Bush might be expected to cross party lines as well.

SOT: BRINKLEY "CERTAINLY YOU'RE BE HEARING THE TERM BIPARTISANSHIP OVER

AND OVER AGAIN, BECAUSE BOTH GORE AND BUSH IN THEIR RESPECTIVE REALMS HAVE A TRADITION AND ARE KNOWN POLITICALLY FOR BEING QUITE GOOD AT BI PARTISANSHIP."
NARR: So while these transition offices await the incoming president...the CURRENT president is urging patience.

SOT: CLINTON (THANKSGIVING)

"I'M THANKFUL THAT I LIVE IN A COUNTRY WITH ENOUGH FAITH IN ITS DEMOCRACY THAT WE'RE ALL LETTING THIS PLAY OUT..."
NARR:..And the president's spokesman says information is being readied to turn over to the new team, when the winner is official.

SOT: SIEWERT "THERE'S NO REASON WHY WE CAN'T DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO

HELP THE NEW PRESIDENT AND HIS TEAM GET READY QUICKLY."))
[Anchor=Shannon]
[ss=none]


That was Dan Rather reporting.

[11Fire-Help]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-38;1:16:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Fire officials say decreasing temperatures lead to an increasing number of house fires ..
Firefighters responded to six house fires in Roanoke just last week. But there is help out there for families who lose everything in a fire...Kate Weidaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ricky and Laura...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 20;:00]
[SUPER=01-Amy Whittaker/American Red Cross;:22]
[SUPER=07-Wendy Jones;:56]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 22;1:06]
[SUPER=01-Roger Manual/Roanoke Fire Department;1:17]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:30]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 roanoke.]


((Ricky and Laura Akers lost almost all of their belongings when their Stewart Avenue house caught fire on November 19-th. That's when the American Red Cross stepped in and gave the family vouchers for food and clothing. Thanks to the organization's disaster relief fund, more then 2-thousand dollars has been given out in the past week to folks who have been the victims of house fires.

[SOT 15:01:49]
[INQ=]

((AMY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: THEIR TYPES OF NEEDS WOULD BE FOOD, SHELTER, CLOTHING, IF THEY'VE LOST THEIR EYE GLASSES WE CAN HELP REPLACE THOSE, PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION AND IN SOME CASES WE CAN ASSIST WITH BURIAL EXPENSES.))
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[SOT15:07:09]
[INQ=]

((WENDY JONES: IT'S IMPORTANT TO HELP THESE PEOPLE REBUILD THEIR LIVES.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 3]


Wendy Jones is taking it upon herself to help the Wade family .. They lost their home on Tillett Road in Southwest Roanoke November 22nd. Flowers now sit in front of the charred house in remembrance of six year old Yatoya Harper who lost her life in that fire. Jones placed a sign in the yard asking for donations.

[SOT 15:07:26]
[INQ=]

((WENDY JONES: THEY DON'T HAVE ANY HOUSE WEARS ANY MORE, THEY DON'T HAVE A COUCH, THEY DON'T HAVE A TELEVISION, I BELIEVE I HAVE A DONATION OF A FULL SIZE BED, BUT THEY HAVE NO MATTRESS OR BOX SPRING.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


Fire officials believe a kerosene heater may have caused the fire. And this time of year those types of fires are common according to Captain Roger Manual.

[SOT 15:12:03]
[INQ=]

((CAPT. ROGER MANUAL/ROANOKE FIRE DEPT.: SOME OF THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF FIRES ARE AUXILIARY HEATERS, THE KEROSENE HEATERS, OR ELECTRIC HEATERS PLACED IN AREAS TO CLOSE TO OTHER COMBUSTIBLES, AND SOMETIMES OVER LOADED EXTENSION CORDS.))

[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 12]


Manual says while loosing everything in a house fire can be devastating, it's reassuring to know organizations like the American Red Cross will be there to help. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))


[11Gem-Show]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-41; 48:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Everything that shines and glimmers was at the Salem Civic Center over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

It was all part of the 21-st annual Mineral and Gem Show. Organizers hand picked the dealers from across the United States to showcase their merchandise.
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[SOT 4:54]
[IN Q=rare minerals]

((VAN WIMMER/ORGANIZER: RARE MINERALS, CRYSTALS, ROCKS FOR ROCK COLLECTORS, ONE OF A KIND JEWELRY, WE HAVE AN ACTUAL OPAL MINER HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Van Wimmer/Organizer]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=miner here.]
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[VO-NAT]

A special display of fluorescent minerals was the highlight of the event. The show wrapped up yesterday evening.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Syo/SPA]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

The missing hiker who was found after spending TWELVE hours lost on Dragon's Tooth trail in Roanoke County is recovering this morning. 17-year old Adam Hubert is at Roanoke Memorial hospital where he is listed in stable condition. Hubert's mother says he suffered from hypothermia.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


A 70-year-old Henry County man was found shot to death in his home on Old Bassett Heights Road. Officials say the man allegedly mentioned to his daughter earlier in the day that he might clean his guns. Deputies believe the wound was self-inflicted, and that the shooting was accidental .. but the incident is still under investigation.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Frank Beamer could make a decision today on whether to stay at Virginia Tech or go south to North Carolina. Yesterday morning, the University of North Carolina was granted permission to talk to Beamer about becoming the Tarheels' new head coach. Sources tell News 7 Beamer met with U-N-C athletic director Dick (Buh-Door) Baddour yesterday afternoon.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(Steve mic hot)
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(Steve ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The farmers]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=tonight on News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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