[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Heads]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[roll cold out of the open]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]

Major traffic trouble on Route 460 this morning... after an accident involving a milk truck and a fuel tanker.
(------------)

[vo-nat] Several gather for the three month anniversary of the Backstreet Cafe shootings....to support and remember those involved.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-46 58:20]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Traffic is backed up on Route 460 in Bedford County this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./This Morning]

A diesel fuel tanker and a milk truck were involved in an accident in the East bound lanes early this morning. Some fuel has spilled... and frozen milk is covering the roadway. The drivers of both trucks were taken to the hospital. The East Bound lane of 460 is now completely blocked off - that traffic is being re-routed onto the West Bound lane of 460 - so there's just one lane going in each direction. State Police say they don't know how long the road will be blocked.
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[11Travel]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kth]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC1:28:52]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Otherwise across the region - travel has NOT been a problem.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Roanoke area isn't expecting too many troubles.
State police did not report any problems on the interstate for most of Friday.
Airport officials say the busiest time will be AFTER Christmas.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:28:11-1:28:21]
[IN Q=IT LOOKS LIKE]
[SUPER=01-Amanda Snapp/Roanoke Regional Airport]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=FOR NEW YEARS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Those traveling by car say they haven't seen too many problems. Just high winds and cold weather.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE V-DOT BOARD FULL] VDOT says you can stay updated on highway conditions by calling 1-800-367-ROAD.
(XXXXXXXXX)



[11Backstreet]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#00-47 TC34:30]
[GRAPHIC=Backstreet Cafe Shooting]

Patrons of Roanoke's Backstreet Cafe marked the three month anniversary of the shooting that killed one and wounded several. Kate Weidaw reports - there were no tears at last night's event - just smiles - and a show of support for survivors.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 22; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Ratliffe/Roanoke7.com Editor; :08]
[SUPER=01-Page Webb/Shooting Victim; :26]
[SUPER=01-Richard Ward/Bar Patron; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=are getting together.]
[anchor=Denise]
[graphic=None]

That was Kate Weidaw reporting.


[11Trestle-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:45:36]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A fire along some railroad tracks yesterday evening leaves firefighters searching for a cause.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A railroad trestle behind the Pizza Hut on Brandon Avenue in Roanoke caught fire.
The blaze broke out around 5:30- sending a cloud of thick, smoke into the air.
(------------)



[Bush-Cabinet]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Bush]


President-Elect George W. Bush's cabinet is filling out with only four weeks until his inaugural parade.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bush's decision to nominate conservative John Ashcroft for attorney general is drawing fire from a variety of interest groups.
Ashcroft recently lost his Missouri re-election bid to Mel Carnahan, the governor who died in a plan crash.
Ashcroft is considered controversial because of his strong anti-abortion stance.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=president elect]

((SEN. JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL DESIGNATE: PRESIDENT-ELECT BUSH, YOU HAVE MY WORD THAT I WILL ADMINISTER THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WITH INTEGRITY, THAT I'LL ADVISE YOUR ADMINISTRATION WITH INTEGRITY, AND I WILL ENFORCE THE LAW OF THE UNITED STATES WITH INTEGRITY.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Ashcroft/Attorney General Designate;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=with ingetrity]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman has been chosen to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
Bush will make it a cabinet post.
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[11Bush-Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=bre]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC1:48:45]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore gets tapped for a new job....by the President-elect.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX]


Yesterday in Austin, Bush officially named Governor Gilmore as his choice for chairman of the Republican National Committee.
(///// SOT /////)
[2:49:01.15--2:49:16.15 SOT]
[IN Q=This is a wonderful]

((THIS IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR NATIONAL SERVICE. IT'S A CHANCE FOR ME TO KEEP MY FAITH IN THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WHILE I'M GOVERNOR AND AT THE SAME TIME SERVE THE PARTY AND SERVE THE UNITED STATES ADMINISTRATION AS CHAIRMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE))
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=Republican National Commitee]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Largely known for his "car tax phaseout" plan, Gilmore will be able to manage his new position as well as finish his last year as Virginia's Governor.
He will succeed Jim Nicholson after a formal vote on January 18-th.
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[TimeOff-Tease]
[anchor=wipe wipe wipe]
[newscast=Sat AM]
[tape=Time Off #2 21:09]
[graphic=None]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=Whether you]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=Weekend Mornin' returns.]


[lottery bump] [comm]




[Massage-Therapy]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday Morning]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=Time Off #2 21:40]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]

The holidays are all about giving. But you can't be the bearer of good cheer if you're burned out. Shannon Young shows you how to relax and re-energize by taking some Time Off for yourself.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Salzman/Massage Therapist; 28]
[SUPER=01-Donna Cox/Massage Therapist; 36]
[SUPER=@shannon1; 1:33]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=N7 Roanoke.]

((Crowds of shoppers, to-do lists that rival Santa's, and the pressure to get everything done by the Christmas deadline can make for anything but a super season. That's why experts say giving yourself the gift of relaxation can make the difference between a happy holiday and a holiday headache. And all it takes is one hour with a massage therapist.
[SOT 19:10:26-19:10:38]
[IN Q=We have people that are... ]

((We have people that are... you can look at them and see the stress and tension held in their bodies. and it doesn't have to be that way. There is a better way.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=a better way.]
[SOT 18:58:26-18:58:39]
[IN Q=We're aiming for...]

((We're aiming for stress reduction, for holding patterns in muscles. You can... by awareness through massage you can release muscle tension before you even know you've built it up to a certain stage.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=a certain stage.]

Salzman and Cox are massage therapists at the Mountain Song Center for Life in downtown Roanoke. The say the healing powers of touch have been known for centuries but are just now becoming accepted by the mainstream.
[SOT 19:03:53-19:04:12]
[IN Q=I think this is...]

((I think this is something like microwave ovens were at one time and health clubs were at one time. It's something we though other people had. And very soon it became a necessity and something we wanted to add to our lives quite regularly.))
[RUNS= 09]

[OUT Q-quite regularly.]
[SOT 19:02:45-19:02:58]
[IN Q=It flows along...]

((It flows along with the health field with nursing or any of the other modalities that assist people in feeling comfortable and taken care of. It's just an extension of caretaking.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=extension of caretaking.]
[SOT]
[IN Q=If you don't...]

((If you don't have time to dedicate to a massage there are other steps you can take to de-stress. It can be as simple as bringing the outdoors indoors.))
[RUNS=00]
[OUT Q=outdoors indoors.]


Not only do plants make us feel closer to nature, but Donna says they help us breathe easier.
Experts also recommend relaxing your muscles with a hot bath or shower, adding aromatherapy oils and soothing music.
Books on self massage can also bring relief.
In the end, you'll be happier, healthier and better equipped to handle the holidays.
Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))
(+++++++++)

[TAKE WEB ADDRESS FS] If you would like to check out Mountain Song's Center for Life Massage Therapy - you can get their phone number and directions on our web page. Just go to WDBJ-7-dot-com and click on the Time Off icon.
(+++++++++)



[Sports-Plays]


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


Jeremy Roenick's third-period goal and two assists helped Phoenix beat Atlanta 5-to-1.
Roenick is now over the 900-point mark in his 12-year N-H-L career.
(-------------)

[vo-nat]
[super=03-Phoenix, AZ/NHL;]


Roenick had a hand in this goal with the assist to Claud Lemieux. The first of two goals for Lemieux in the third period.
Roenick on the power play gives the Coyotes a three to one lead and Phoenix was well on its way to the five to one win over Atlanta.
(--------------)



[Diner-tease]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=lhi]
[TAPE#=Weekend Diner #6 30:07]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[2-shot Leo ad-lib diner tease]

And we have a holiday treat for you in today's Weekend Diner...
(///// SOT /////)



[IN Q=Hi my name is]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=Coming up]



[COMM # 3 next]





[DinerOpen]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=lhi]
[TAPE#=Diner Open]
[GRAPHIC=Weekend Diner]

It's holiday Weekend Diner time... Today - something the whole family can take part in... Christmas cookies.
(////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[Weekend-Diner]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=lhi]
[TAPE#=WKND Diner #3 TC 30:30]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well here we]
[SUPER=07-Doris May; :15]
[RUNS=2:46]
[OUT Q=Happy Holidays!]
(++++++++)
[ANCHOR=Leo]

[Take FS Chyron 7153]
If you would like any decorating tips or any recipe you see on Weekend Diner - check out our web site at WDBJ-7-dot com - just click on Weekend Diner. Or - you can send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope at... ( Ad lib address)
(++++++++++++)











[2Open-Heads]


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



[ROLL COLD OUT OF THE OPEN]

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


An accident on 460 this morning could cause headaches for some holiday travelers....
(------------)
[anchor=Denise]
[graphic=None]

And.....An investigation into counterfeit money leads police to a major drug bust.
We will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
[2-shot hello]

[2-460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-46 58:20]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


There's a mess on Route 460 in Bedford County this morning - and traffic IS backed up.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./This Morning]

A diesel fuel tanker and a milk truck were involved in an accident in the East bound lanes early this morning. Some fuel has spilled... and frozen milk is covering the roadway. The drivers of both trucks were taken to the hospital... The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. The East Bound lane of 460 is now completely blocked off - that traffic is being re-routed onto the West Bound lane of 460 - so there's just one lane going in each direction. State Police say they don't know how long the road will be blocked.
(------------)



[Ecstasy-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SatAM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-54 20:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Police have confiscated at least 140 hits of the drug ecstasy from a Roanoke County residence. The bust occurred after police chased a man and woman from the residence in the southwestern part of the county. A counterfeit money-arrest led police to the couple.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Police say John Adam Hudson of Roanoke was charged with passing off a fake one-hundred dollar bill at a local Walgreens.
Hudson was arrested at another Walgreens where he was again trying to pass another counterfeit bill.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=None]


Police say Hudson admitted to using the bogus bills at various other stores in the city... He also reportedly led police to the ecstasy find in the county.
No one has been arrested in connection with the ecstasy bust - because it's still an ongoing investigation.

[Backstreet]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-47 58:20]
[GRAPHIC=Backstreet Cafe Shooting]


It's been three months since Ronald Edward Gay walked into the Backstreet Cafe in Roanoke and began shooting.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Last night dozens gathered inside the bar to raise money for the six victims who were wounded in the shooting.
The editor of a new web page called Roanoke-7-dot-com organized the event.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:54]
[IN Q=this is]

((EDDIE RATLIFFE: THIS IS A NIGHT WE SAY WE LIKE TO PARTY WE LIKE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET HATRED KEEP US FROM HAVING A GOOD TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Eddie Ratliffe/Roanoke7.com Editor]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=a good time.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


For some of the victims of the shooting it was their first time back in the bar.
But many say they want the public to know the shooting is not stopping them from going on with their lives.
(------------)



[11Apartment-Car]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC28:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A car ran into a Roanoke apartment building yesterday evening.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It happened at the Ridge apartment complex off Brandon Road shortly after five-
Fire fighters say when they arrived on the scene the woman driving was out of her car... and the apartment she ran into was vacant.
Officials aren't sure how the accident occurred. They say the driver of the car was shaken up but not hurt.
(------------)




[2Bush-Cabinet]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore has been chosen for the chairman of the Republican National Committee.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX]


Yesterday in Austin, Bush officially named Gilmore as his choice for the job. Gilmore will be able to manage his new position as well as finish his last year as Virginia's Governor.
New Jersey governor Christie Whitman will head up the Environmental Protection Agency.
Bush plans to make it a cabinet position.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I know]
[SUPER=01-NJ Gov. Christie Whitman/EPA Designate;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=follow us]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bush's has nominated conservative John Ashcroft for attorney general.
Ashcroft recently lost his Missouri re-election bid to Mel Carnahan, the governor who died in a plan crash.
Ashcroft is considered controversial because of his strong anti-abortion stance.
(------------)



[Ham-recall]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Product Recall]


The company that provides ham slices for a store on the Roanoke City Market has issued a recall.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE ONE]
Harper's Country Hams Incorporated is pulling 14 and 28 ounce packages of country ham slices.
No one has become sick, but it may be contaminated with listeria bacteria.
The ham was produced on December 11th and distributed in Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.
The ham slices have a production date code of 0-3-4-6 on the package.
Whole hams and other packages are fine. [Take Pinnacle Page Two]
The recalled ham was sold under several labels including the brand for the Wertz's Country Store on Roanoke's city market.
Other brands include Hamtastic, Loveless and Harper's.
The manager of Wertz's Country store says the recalled ham slices have been pulled off the shelves.
She says anyone with the recalled ham can bring it back for a refund.
(XXXXXXX)







[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] Lewis Gale sues two of its former doctors who have opened a new practice... Details ahead.
[ANCHOR=Leo]


Plus...
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

a look at the Feast of Lights, as local folks light the Menorah in observance of Hanukkah...
But first - if you're one of the many who are traveling today... [Leo ad-lib into the travel forecast]
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[MUSIC UNDER] [Leo MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump]


[11Water-Main]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC25:10]
[GRAPHIC=Water Main Break]


It was a cold night to spend outside - But crews in Roanoke had to do just that -
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

because of a water main break off Salem Turnpike. Gushing water created an icy mess in some spots of Old Stevens Road.
It was closed while crews repaired the break, which occurred earlier yesterday evening. It was fixed by 3 this morning. Authorities say Old Stevens Road has been re-opened.
(------------)





[Hanukkah]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-52 56:00]
[GRAPHIC=Hanukkah]


As many in our area prepare to celebrate Christmas on Monday... several are already celebrating the 8-day Jewish observance of Hanukkah.
News 7 Videographer Brent Watts brings us the sights and sounds of local folks commemorating the Feast of Lights... as Rabbi Manes (MANN-iss) Kogan (COE-gun) tells us about the holiday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats music]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rabbi Manes Kogan/Beth Israel Synagogue; :36]
[RUNS=2:28]
[OUT Q=beautiful day of Hanukkah. NAT SOUND PAD]


[DISSOLVE OUT!!!] [COMM]






[11Cherry-Hill]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC10:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Construction will continue on a controversial South Roanoke condominium...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday a judge denied an injunction that would have forced the Cherry Hill Condominium project to stop for 45 days.
About five hundred residents say even though the building is almost finished, it's too high.
They want the top two floors removed.
Roanoke courts are expected to hear the case in March.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[tc:19:05:58]
[IN Q=We're plased with the]

((BILL TERRY/DEVELOPER'S ATTORNEY: WE'RE PLEASED WITH THE RESULT. WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE CONSTRUCTION WE HAVE A COMPLETION DATE AND WE EXPECT TO MAKE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Terry/Developer's Attorney]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=to make it.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Just 200 yards away, Cherry Hill developer Jim Body is working on another project.
He's a partner in a new gourmet restaurant called the Meeting House.
The restaurant is set to open in January.
(------------)



[Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


Lewis Gale is suing two doctors for opening a new practice nearby.
In a lawsuit filed in Salem Circuit Court, Lewis Gale alleges that Doctors Greg Reibel (REE-bul) and Preston Waldrop violated a contract with the clinic.
Lewis Gale required the 40 doctors who resigned earlier this year to pay a buyout fee in order to continue practicing medicine in the area.


[11Fruitcake]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC50:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Fruitcake's a tasty holiday tradition for many area families...
But for one woman and her daughter, it's much more.
Joe Dashiell has their story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a few days before Christmas]
[SUPER=07-Cindy Brickey; :08]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :21]
[SUPER=@Joe1; :41]
[SUPER=01-Janet Griesenbeck/Amanda Bonham's Daughter; :50]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((A few days before Christmas, Janet Griesenbeck and Cindy Brickey are in the kitchen baking fruitcakes. [BRICKEY NAT SOUND]
[IN Q=And I chop all the nuts myself]

((AND I CHOP ALL THE NUTS MYSELF, AND I CHOP ALL MY DATES AND ALL THE FIGS MYSELF BY HAND AND MAKES IT KIND OF SPECIAL, GIVES A SPECIAL TOUCH TO IT.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=special touch to it.]


These cakes ARE special, but there's much more to the recipe than a pan filled with fresh ingredients baked at 250 degrees for four hours.
In fact, this story goes back to 1947. Amanda Bonham, recently widowed with two young girls, wasn't sure how she would make ends meet at Christmas, and so her family says she prayed over her problem. [STAND-UP LAST TAKE 21:35]
Heading home from work one day on a Roanoke City bus, Bonham discovered a piece of paper as she was taking her seat. It was a recipe for fruitcake.
[SOT JANET GRIESENBECK 19:04]
[IN Q=She really felt her prayers had been answered?]

((SHE REALLY FELT HER PRAYERS HAD BEEN ANSWERED? SHE DID. OF COURSE NOT THAT DAY, BUT AFTER SHE TOOK THAT HOME AND LOOKED AT IT AND IT CAME ACROSS TO HER. THIS MUST BE THE WAY THE LORD MEANT FOR ME TO MAKE SOME MONEY AT CHRISTMAS.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=make some money at Christmas.]


Bonham never advertised but word spread in downtown Roanoke where she worked, and before long she was supplying cakes to the Hotel Roanoke, and baking 1500 pounds in a season.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I remember the clock going off]

((I REMEMBER THE CLOCK GOING OFF DURING THE NIGHT, BECAUSE MOTHER WOULD COME HOME MIX THIRTY POUNDS OF FRUITCAKE AT A TIME. PUT THEM IN THE OVEN AND SHE WOULD SET HER CLOCK EVERY TWO HOURS TO CHECK ON THEM.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=to check them.]


Today, Griesenbeck doesn't have the time to bake fruitcakes in quantity.
But she's entrusted the recipe to her good friend Cindy Brickey, who's prepared about 30 this year.
Bonham stopped baking fruitcakes in the 60s. She passed away in 1979, but today her daughter and a close friend continue a holiday tradition that started with a prayer and an unexpected piece of paper.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))