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Coming up.......George W. Bush gives Colin Powell a new job....officially naming him Secretary of State.

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and Tornadoes rip through Alabama leaving ten dead and injuring 70 more. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

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Thousands of homes in Southeast Roanoke were without power this morning.
A spokesman with American Electric Power says about 2000 homes lost power at about 4:30 this morning.
About 1500 homes had power restored shortly before 6 o'clock this morning, but nearly 700 still were in the dark.

A-E-P is investigating the cause.

[Bush-Powell]


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[WRITER=dal]
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George W. Bush is making his first trip to Washington today as President-Elect.
But before the trip he's expected to name more members of his cabinet.
Yesterday Bush named Colin Powell Secretary of State.
Terisa Estacio has more.
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[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) President-Elect; :08]
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[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:33]
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((AFTER MONTHS OF DROPPING HINTS, PRESIDENT-ELECT GEORGE W. BUSH FINALLY ANNOUNCED HIS CHOICE FOR SECRETARY OF STATE.

(SOT: PRESIDENT-ELECT GEORGE W. BUSH)

"It is a great honor for me to submit the name to the United States Senate of Colin L. Powell as Secretary of State."
RETIRED GENERAL COLIN POWELL FORMALLY ACCEPTED THE NOMINATION ... AT A GATHERING IN CRAWFORD, TEXAS. POWELL ASSURED THE CROWD THAT AMERICA'S LONGSTANDING ROLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST WOULD CONTINUE UNDER HIS WATCH. BUT HE SAYS HE PLANS TO REVIEW U.S. TROOP DEPLOYMENTS IN BOSNIA AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD.

(SOT: RET. GEN. COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE DESIGNATE) -

"Our armed forces are stretched rather thin, and there's a limit to how many of these deployments we can sustain."
POWELL ALSO PROMISED TO FIGHT FOR THE GROWING NEEDS OF THE U-S ARMED FORCES.

(SOT: POWELL) -

"We must make sure that when they go to do the work of the American people, they not only have the support that they need, they have the resources that they need."
BUSH'S FIRST CABINET PICK COMES WITH AN IMPRESSIVE RESUME. THE 63-YEAR OLD, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF ... SERVED UNDER THREE PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATIONS. AND NOW IF CONFIRMED, POWELL WILL BECOME THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO SERVE AS SECRETARY OF STATE.

(SOT: POWELL) -

"I hope it will give inspiration to young African-Americans coming along. But beyond that, all young Americans coming along."
POWELL LATER HAD LUNCH WITH HIS FUTURE BOSS AT BUSH'S TEXAS RANCH. BUT THE RETIRED GENERAL JOKED THAT HE WAS PLEASED THE ACTUAL ANNOUNCEMENT WASN'T HELD THERE.

(SOT: POWELL) -

"I'm from the South Bronx and I don't care what you say, those cows look dangerous."

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MORE APPOINTMENTS EXPECTED TO BE ANNOUNCED SUNDAY .... ))


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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=mce]
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[GRAPHIC=VA Prisons]

A riot at the Wallens Ridge Sumpermax prison in Wise County earlier this month resulted from the mistreatment of blacks and hispanics. That's accoriding to an inmate there.
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[SUPER=03-Wise Co./File Tape;]

Eighteen inmates suffered minor injuries when guards fired rubber pellets from shotguns. A state spokesman says the riot occurred when about 70 prisoners refused to return to their cells after lunch. In a letter to an inmate support group in his home state of Connecticut, prisoner Michael Reddick wrote the gunfire was in response to inmates' efforts to discuss concerns of mistreatment of minorities.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
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In sports, Old Dominion beat Virginia Military Institute 89-to-81 last night in men's basketball.
V-M-I is off to a one-and-six start. Keydet Richard Bruce had 20 points, center Eric Mann had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
[ss=JMU]


James Madison University rallied to beat Long Island University 69-to-66 last night.
[ss=liberty]

Towson University beat Liberty 75-to-57.
The Tigers led by four at intermission and held the Flames to 21-percent shooting from the floor during the second half.
Here are the boards.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Coming up, we'll have highlights of SATURDAY pro football, and the Three Rivers swansong.
[anchor=Leo]

and...
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[VO-NAT]

remembering Baby Isaiah... In this week's Virginia Newsreel - a look back at the abandoned newborn the Roanoke Valley won't forget - as the tenth anniversary of his death approaches.
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[LIVE MUSIC UP] [lottery bump] [comm]











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Losing a loved one is traumatic - but losing a loved one during the holidays can be even more devastating.
Plenty of people in the Roanoke Valley learned that lesson a decade ago - when they found out about Baby Isaiah.
Keith Humphry takes us back in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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[SUPER=21-Roanoke/December 19, 1990; :00]
[super=21-Lewis Williams/December 19, 1990; :11]
[super=21-December 19, 1990; :37]
[SUPER=21-Roanoke Co./December 21, 1990; 56]
[SUPER=21-Corinne Gott/Social Services; 1:03]
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[super=21-December 24, 1990; 1:30]
[super=21-Roanoke/December 26, 1990; 1:55]
[super=21-Roanoke/Yesterday; 2:09]
[SUPER=21-Rev. Frank Feathers/Forest Park Church; 2:21]
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(([from Baby Isaiah field tape - Lewis Williams w/ Joe D. pic @ TC 41:15] Lewis Williams didn't know what he had found - [dumpster pic - 39:53] as he sifted through a dumpster in Southwest Roanoke, looking for aluminum cans.
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[IN Q=First I thought]

((40:06 - LEWIS: FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS A CAT THEN I THOUGHT IT WAS A TOY THEN -- 40:16 THEN THIS BOX SLID OUT AND IN THE BOX WAS A BABY WRAPPED IN A BLANKET -- 40:21))
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[OUT Q=wrapped in a blanket.]

[hospital pics TC 40:22] The six-and-a-half-pound infant was rushed to Roanoke Memorial Hospital - suffering from hypothermia. [neo-natal unit pan shot TC 46:29] Doctors said it could have been worse - had it not been an unseasonally warm night.
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[IN Q=IT COULD'VE]

((41:46 - IT COULD'VE BEEN A MUCH WORSE OUTCOME THAN WHAT WE HAVE HERE. THE BABY'S ONLY ABOUT 6 HRS OLD -- 41:52 -- ... AT LEAST THAT WE KNOW OF - 41:54 ))
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[OUT Q=HOURS OLD.]

[Baby Isaiah still photo TC 48:38]
As the infant improved - the hospital released photos of the child nurses had christened Isaiah - after the Prophet who vowed NOT to forget a child forgotten by its mother. [radio event to raise money 48:01]
A local radio station raised money for Baby Isaiah - and the Department of Social Services also heard from plenty of people wanting to help:
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[IN Q=WE'VE HAD]

((44:08 - SOC SVCS COrinne GOTT - WE'VE HAD FOSTER FAMILIES TO CALL OFFERING TO TAKE THE CHILD WHEN HE'S READY AND WE'VE HAD CALLS FROM PEOPLE INTERESTED IN HELPING BY ADOPTION OR WHATEVER WAY THEY CAN HELP -- 44:23))
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[OUT Q=CAN HELP.]

[MORE ISAIAH PICS]
But soon after Isaiah's condition improved and he was taken off the respirator - his health started to decline. The bad news came on Christmas Eve.
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[IN Q=THE BABY]

((49:14 - DOCTOR - THE BABY DIED W/ BRAIN DEATH. THE BABY'S BRAIN WAS DEAD THIS MORNING AT QUARTER TO TEN - 49:21))
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[OUT Q=QUARTER TO TEN.]

[CONTINUE BABY PICS] The hypothermia Baby Isaiah suffered five days earlier - caused his death. [Lewis Williams pic - TC 50:01] Perhaps no one was more affected than the man who found him in the dumpster.
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[IN Q=I can't explain]

((50:06 - I CAN'T REALLY EXPLAIN HOW I FEEL RIGHT NOW EXCEPT THAT THE ONLY FEELING I CAN EXPLAIN WAS LIKE WHEN I LOST MY BROTHER. I FEEL AS IF I LOST A SON - 50:15))
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[OUT Q=lost a son.]

[Lewis at funeral - TC 1:09:05]
Lewis Williams gave Isaiah his last name... [Noel Taylor and others at funeral, TCs 1:07:33] and was one of dozens who turned out for his funeral.
Baby Isaiah is buried with the [graveside casket pic TC 1:08:50] family of Michael Poff - the funeral home worker who carried Isaiah from the hospital after he died.
[Isaiah's grave today] Poff still decorates Isaiah's grave, and says others do too...
Though he was found nameless - [people crying at grave 1:08:27 and 1:08:52] and without a home - Baby Isaiah clearly had a family, [wide shot of all the people at the funeral - TC 1:09:05] by the time he died.
[HOLD OVER WIDE SHOT OF PEOPLE AT FUNERAL - THEN AT 1:07:40 show pastor. At 1:07:46 - lay in best pictures from funeral (people crying, for instance)]
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((1:07:35 - WE HAVE COME TO THIS BEAUTIFUL SPOT TO TENDERLY AND LOVINGLY LAY TO REST THE TINY LITTLE BODY IN WHICH ISAIAH DANIEL WILLIAMS LIVED OUT HIS BRIEF LIFE HERE - 1:07:47 - HE WILL NEVER BE HOMELESS OR UNWANTED AGAIN - 1:07:50))
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[OUT Q=UNWANTED AGAIN.]

That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))





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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Roanoke City police say the Baby Isaiah case is currently an "inactive" one.
You may recall... in 1991 - police arrested a woman they believed to be Isaiah's mother. But D-N-A testing apparently showed she could NOT have given birth to the newborn.
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[TAKE CRIME LINE FULL SCREEN!]
Police are asking anyone who has information on the person or people who abandoned Isaiah - to call the Crime Line at 344-8500.
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[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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A Shootout decided last night's game between Roanoke and Greensboro.
The Express went into the game against the Generals coming off an impressive 4-1 win over Charlotte Friday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Generals vs. Express; :00]

Both teams have played each other tough this season with Greensboro having the edge.
In the first period, the General's Jason Lalongo with the hard slap shot that beats Daniel Berthiaume and the Generals tie it at 1.
To the second period, watch Roanoke's Calvin Elfring fire the shot that does not go, but [SUPER=34-Roanoke/3/Greens

boro/4;]Pete Gardiner is there for the put back and it's 2-1 Express.
Roanoke makes it a two goal lead when Troy Lake rips rope from the right side but Greensboro wins it 4-3 in a shootout.
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[Health-Check]
[anchor=Denise]
[newscast=SunAM]
[tape=Health Check]
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Pollution can be deadly - even if you can't see it. That's the story topping this week's Health Check. Dr. Dave Hnida reports.
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(( CAM YOU DONT HAVE TO SEE IT OR SMELL IT FOR AIR POLLUTION TO KILL YOU.

VT=VO

A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FINDS MICROSCOPIC PARTICLES OF POLLUTION ARE JUST AS DANGEROUS IF NOT MORE DANGEROUS THAN OZONE OR OTHER BETTER KNOWN INGREDIENTS OF POLLUTION.- AND YOU MAY NOT EVEN KNOW THESE INGREDIENTS ARE OUT THERE. THESE ALMOST INVISIBLE PARTICLES COME FROM CARS, POWER PLANTS, CONSTRUCTION WORK, AND EVEN TIRES.-- AND WHENLEVELS OF THESE PARTICLES ARE HIGH- DEATH RATES GO UP THE DAY THEY ARE HIGH.

VT=VO

NEED A HIP REPLACEMENT DONE? WELL IT MAY BE A GOOD IDEA TO DROP SOME WEIGHT BEFORE GETTING THAT NEW HIP. NOT ONLY WILL IT TAKE PRESSURE OFF THE BAD JOINT- BUT IT WILL LESSEN YOUR RISK OF A BLOOD CLOT AFTER SURGERY, A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FINDS THE RISK OF A BLOOD CLOT AFTER HIP SURGERY ARE MORE THAN DOUBLE IN AN OVERWEIGHT PERSON THAN ONE OF NORMAL WEIGHT.
ON CAM WE CALL THEM TIA'S- OR TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACKS.. SHORT EPISODES OF STROKE LIKE SYMTPOMS THAT CLEAR WITHIN MINUTES. AND IT APPEARS THEYRE MORE DANGEROUS THAN WE THOUGHT. A STUDY IN THE JAMA FINDS PEOPLE WHO HAVE THESE SHORT EPISODES OF SAY WEAKNESS, NUMBNESS, OR VISION PROBLEMS -ARE AT A VERY HIGH RISK OF HAVING A FULL BLOWN STROKE WITHIN THE NEXT TWO DAYS.- WE USED TO THINK WE HAD UP TO SIX MONTHS TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT THEM.

THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THIS WEEKS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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Thousands of homes in Southeast Roanoke lost power this morning. A spokesman with American Electric Power say about 2000 homes lost power at around 4:30 this morning. About 1500 homes had power restored shortly before 6 o'clock this morning, but nearly 700 still are in the dark. A-E-P is investigating the cause.

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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Ten people were killed and more than 70 injured in a series of tornadoes in Alabama yesterday.
Two people are still reported missing.
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[SUPER=03-Tuscaloosa, AL;]


All of the deaths and more than 50 injuries occurred in Tuscaloosa, where a trailer park and an upscale neighborhood were hardest hit.
Twisters also struck near the Alabama-Florida border and in the northern part of the state, injuring about 20 people.
Today's forecast in Tuscaloosa calls for cold temperatures and a dusting of snow.
That worries utility officials, who say the storms knocked out power to about 43-thousand customers.
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[!!!!ANCHOR TAG!!!!] The Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl returned to Salem yesterday. The annual Division three football championship brings players, their families and their money too... Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SUPER=01-Bob May/Countryside Classics Owner;:13]
[SUPER=01-Dave Sisson/Quality Inn Manager;:27 QUICK!]
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((BOB MAY: THANK YOU HOPE YOU HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS.))
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Business at the Countryside Classics store on Main Street in Salem is busier then ever and it's not because Christmas is a little more than a week away.

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((BOB MAY: OUR CUSTOMER COUNT IS WAY UP ON THIS SATURDAY AND IT IS THE STAGG BOWL, WE HAVE A LOT OF OUT OF TOWN PEOPLE ON BOTH TEAMS THAT COME.))
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Thousand come in each year to see the best division three football teams go head to head for the championship. It means hotel rooms are filled.

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((DAVE SISSON/QUALITY INN MANAGER: OUR SLOW PERIOD STARTS IN DECEMBER SO IT REALLY HELPS OUT.))
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And since the bowl comes back year after year so do the customers.

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((DAVE SISSON: AND WE HAVE REPEAT BUSINESS SO THAT MAKES IT PRETTY GOOD.))
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Restaurants like Macados see the tables fill up during a time when most of the college students are packing up to go home for the holidays.

[SOT 2:23:37]
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((REEDER TIMMONS/MACADOS MANAGER: IT'S KIND OF INTERESTING BECAUSE WE'VE HAD SOME OF THE SAME TEAMS YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT SO WE KIND OF GOTTEN FAMILIAR WITH US WE TALK WITH THEM EVERY YEAR AND IT'S A LOT OF FUN.))
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And Timmons says it's great for businesses to see the cash register ringing in the bucks.

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((REEDER TIMMONS: WE REALLY LIKE HAVING IT IN SALEM WE HOPE IT CONTINUES ITS A GOOD SUCCESS FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
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[ANCHOR=DENISE]
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That was Kate Weidaw reporting.

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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
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[TAPE#=00-44; 54:43]
[GRAPHIC=VT]

Tickets to see Virginia Tech take on Clemson in the Gator Bowl are going quickly.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August]

However, thousands who packed Lane Stadium for the first game of the season are still waiting for ticket refunds. Officials in charge of issuing refunds on the 35-dollar tickets say there are only 8 people handling the thousands of requests. But they say they hope to get the refunds out by the end of the year. More than 56-thousand people attended the game - but there's no estimate on how many asked for their money back. Fans who sent a refund application without a ticket stub to prove they were there won't get a refund at all.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=mce]
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A child injured in a Danville house fire is recovering this morning.
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[SUPER=03-Danville/Friday]

This home on Girard Street caught fire early Friday morning. Demetria Conway and two of her children were able to escape...They were treated for minor injuries. Firefighters rescued another two-year-old child from the burning home. That child was taken to the U-V-A medical center, and is listed in fair condition.
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
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[TAPE=VA PROFILE]
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She was elected in November... And last week, Brenda Hale took over the reigns of leadership in the Roanoke Branch of the N-Double-A C-P.
That's just the latest chapter in a story of challenge and achievement. Joe Dashiell talks with Hale in this week's Virginia Profile.
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((BRENDA HALE/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: AFTER YOU DEVELOP ALL THIS EXPERIENCE, YOU WANT TO SERVE AND GIVE BACK BECAUSE WHEN GOD BLESSES YOU, YOU HAVE TO GIVE BACK.))
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[OUT Q=have to give back.]


Quick with a smile and a can-do attitude, Brenda Hale says she feels blessed. But she has also faced adversity.
Born in Roanoke, she and her siblings were separated in 1953 after her father killed her mother.
Hale moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut, where she was raised by a great aunt and uncle. A debutante at 17, she joined the U.S. Army soon after, and began a nursing career that would carry her around the world and eventually bring her back to the Roanoke Valley.
[SOT 17:59:05]
[IN Q=I have excellent support]

((BRENDA HALE: I HAVE EXCELLENT SUPPORT FROM MY FAMILY, YOU KNOW, THEY ARE TO BE COMMENDED, BECAUSE WHEN I CALL THEM THEY SAY, "WHAT NOW?" THEY NEVER KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ME, BUT THEY KNOW I'M ALWAYS GOING TO BE INTO SOMETHING.))
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She became active in the NAACP at the urging of the late Reverend Charles Green... a longtime leader of the local branch.
Hale ran for President in 1998, and narrowly won the first election. But the vote was contested, and Martin Jeffrey won when a second election was held a few months later.
Fresh from her victory this Fall... Hale says she believes the chapter is ready to put any lingering divisions behind it.
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[IN Q=We can bridge that]

((WE CAN BRIDGE THAT, BECAUSE IF YOU SINCERELY CARE ABOUT IMPROVING THE COMMUNITY AND ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE, THEN THAT'S YOUR FOCUS.))
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[OUT Q=then that's your focus.]


Hale says she is passionate about building the chapter's membership. She's working on new task forces that will consider issues involving Education and the Law.
And she promises to give 100 percent as the branch continues the fight for racial equality in the Roanoke Valley.
[SOT 18:06:10]
[IN Q=The horizon is bright]

((BRENDA HALE: THE HORIZON IS BRIGHT, AND YOU KNOW THAT'S EXCITING TO ME... THE POTENTIAL OF THINGS YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ALL MIGHT BE, BUT I KNOW THAT THEY ARE OUT THERE. AND WE'RE GOING TO ACCOMPLISH THEM.))
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[OUT Q=and we're going to accomplish them.]


Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Ebert-Picks]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net Siskel and Ebert]
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The Emperor's New Groove jazzes up a dreary season on the Big Screen... according to critic Richard Roeper.
Here's his review.
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
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You can see Richard Roeper's and Roger Ebert's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station.




[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=sma]
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A Shootout decided last night's game between Roanoke and Greensboro.
The Express went into the game against the Generals coming off an impressive 4-1 win over Charlotte Friday.
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Both teams have played each other tough this season with Greensboro having the edge.
In the first period, the General's Jason Lalongo with the hard slap shot that beats Daniel Berthiaume and the Generals tie it at 1.
To the second period, watch Roanoke's Calvin Elfring fire the shot that does not go, but [SUPER=34-Roanoke/3/Greens

boro/4;]Pete Gardiner is there for the put back and it's 2-1 Express.
Roanoke makes it a two goal lead when Troy Lake rips rope from the right side but Greensboro wins it 4-3 in a shootout. (------------)