[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Fire rips through a Chinese shopping center-- News reports say at least 300 people are dead.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And police say an early Christmas morning shooting at a Northwest Roanoke home MAY be related to another shooting at a convenience store on Sunday.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Plus, we'll learn about another holiday happening this week, Kwanzaa.
Stay tuned- News 7 Mornin is next.

[China-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Construction work may be to blame for a fatal fire that ripped through a shopping center in China.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Luoyang, China;]


More than 300 people reportedly died in the Christmas night blaze.
Dozens of others were injured.
The four- story building houses a supermarket, several shops, and a disco.
Construction workers were busy on the second and third floors when the fire started.
Rescue crews have pulled at least 80 bodies from the burned-out building.
Officials say they're still investigating the cause.
(------------)


[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One of President- Elect George W- Bush's twin daughters is recovering in a Texas hospital this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/File Tape;]


19- year- old Jenna Bush had emergency surgery to remove her appendix.
Bush is listed in stable condition.
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX;]


Doctors say they're "very pleased" with her progress.
After visiting his daughter in the hospital, the President- Elect still plans to travel to Florida today.
Officials say Jenna could be well enough to join him and the rest of her family on their Florida trip.
(------------)


[11Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-38; 1:51:41]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

Roanoke Police say two men broke into a home in Northwest Roanoke and shot two people.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The shooting occurred around one yesterday morning at this home on Courtland Avenue. Police say Katrina Henderson was shot in the back...Christopher Henderson was shot in the face, shoulder and leg. Police say another shooting on Sunday at the Stop and Save Mini Mart on Melrose may be related.
Police say 18-year-old Reaco (RICO) Ramon Hylton was shot and killed at the store, following an argument with another man.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT @ 00:06:42 - 06:50]
[IN Q=One thing that]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Department]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT: ONE THING THAT WE HAVE DETERMINED IS THAT THE SUSPECT IN THE MELROSE AVENUE SHOOTING HAS BEEN KNOWN TO STAY AT THIS ADDRESS ON COURTLAND AVENUE.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=Courtland avenue.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Police say they're looking for one suspect in connection with Hylton's murder .. and two suspects in connection with yesterday morning's shooting.
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[11NS-buyout]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-39; 1:19:11]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Less than a week remains for some 870 Norfolk Southern employees to apply for early retirement.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:19:11]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


The move lowers the non-union retirement age from 55 to 53.
The program also allows some employees to add three years both to their length of service and to their age in calculating their pension.
Roughly 18 percent of the company's non-union workforce will be eligible for the program.
Norfolk Southern says the buyout offer is an attempt to reduce operating expenses.
The application deadline is December 31st.
(------------)



[2-11Patrick-Henry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-43; 1:13:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]

It's a gift that would never fit under any Christmas tree.
687 acres of prime real estate - enough to build a whole subdivision of new condos or townhouses.
But the Patrick Henry Boys & Girls Plantation has much smaller plans for their newly- acquired land.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=For forty years]
[SUPER=03-Brookneal; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Gregory/Patrick Henry Plantation Director; :38]
[SUPER=@ssm2; :57]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=News7, Brookneal.]


(( For forty years, they've taken in hundreds of children from across Virginia.. boys and girls who come from broken or disfunctional homes and suffer from a variety of emotional problems.
[SOT 10:15:26]

((THEY'RE CHILDREN WITH PROBLEMS AND NOT PROBLEM CHILDREN...))
[RUNS= 04]


The children come to Patrick Henry Plantation which operates four group homes across central and Southside Virginia.
[natsot 10:25:31]

((AND THEN THE BOYS HOME DOWN IN HALIFAX WAS A GIFT AS WELL...))
[RUNS= 03]


Most of the homes only house about a dozen children each... and there's a long list of girls waiting to be placed.
Expanding at any of the current locations is not an option.
[SOT 10:10:15]

((SANDY GREGORY/PH DIRECTOR: OUR BOARD DECIDED YEARS BACK THAT WE WANTED TO STAY TOWARDS A FAMILY ATMOSPHERE AND THE LARGER YOU GET AT ONE SITE, THE MORE INSTITUTIONALIZED IT BECOMES.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=it becomes.]


So when developer C.B. Robertson offered the Plantation his family's 200- year- old farm in Charlotte County, director Sandy Gregory was quick to accept.
Now comes the challenge of raising the money to build a new girls home on the property, so they can move about a dozen young women off their waiting list and into a stable home environment.
[natsot 1:16:59 Stock #179]
[RUNS= 03]


The public has responded once before when the Rustburg girls home lost its horse barn to a fire in 1998.
Gregory says he's confident the Plantation's supporters will come through again.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Brookneal.))


[Endorsements]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn']
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Venus Williams recently inked a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with Reebok.
It's just one example of how sports mixed with advertising is proving to be a profitable combination.
Russ Mitchell has more.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03NA - 03:39:12]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=07-Venus Williams; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jim Andrews/Vice-President IEG; :25]
[SUPER=01-Lorene Jackson/Boys and Girls Clubs of America; 1:32]
[SUPER=01-Russ Mitchell/Reporting; 1:38]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York]
((SOT FULL:Venus clapping.


NARR:VENUS WILLIAMS' 40-MILLION DOLLAR ENDORSEMENT DEAL WITH REEBOK IS NOT ONLY A RECORD FOR A FEMALE ATHLETE, IT PUTS VENUS IN ANOTHER WORLD.

SOT: Venus Williams "My life has been a dream come true after

another..and it's just another part to reaching out to my dreams."
NARR: AND MORE AND MORE THESE DAYS, A LOT OF ATHLETES ARE HAVING SWEET DREAMS.

SOT:Jim Andrews/VP IEG "These companies have found that certain

athletes can sell products."
NARR: MARKETING EXECUTIVE JIM ANDREWS SEES NO END TO ATHLETIC STARS SCORING MEGA ENDORSEMENT CONTRACTS.

SOT:"The amount of money the athlete generates for the sponsor and team

owners is certainly astronomical. And if you look at it that way, these athletes are being fairly compensated."
NARR: AND HOW'S THIS FOR COMPENSATION: MICHAEL JORDAN..STILL MAKING 40-MILLION A YEAR IN ENDORSEMENTS TWO YEARS AFTER HIS PLAYING DAYS ENDED.

SOT: Tiger b-roll


NARR: TIGER WOODS, 100-MILLION OVER 5-YEARS FOR NIKE.

SOT: George Foreman selling grills.


NARR: AND THE HEAVYWEIGHT OF SINGLE CONTRACTS. FORMER BOXER GEORGE FOREMAN. ALMOST 140-MILLION TO SELL GRILLS FOR THE SALTON COMPANY FOR 5-YEARS.

SOT FULL: VENUS b-roll


NARR: EVEN WITH HER LARGE NEW DEAL VENUS WILLIAMS BARELY CRACKS THE TOP FIVE IN ENDORSEMENT MONEY FOR MEN AND WOMEN. BUT HER VICTORY AT THE BARGAINING TABLE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE ANOTHER EFFECT.

SOT: Lorene Jackson/Boys and Girls Clubs of America "I think it says to

young ladies in this country that they can do just about whatever they want to do."
STAND UP: SPORTS ANALYSTS SAY ANOTHER FACTOR IN THE SKYROCKETING SPONSORSHIPS IS THE ATHLETES THEMSELVES. THEY'RE SMARTER THESE DAYS... MORE AWARE OF THEIR POWER IN MARKETPLACE. AND THERE ARE MORE AGENTS THAN EVER OUT THERE TO HELP THEM.
RUSS MITCHELL, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[Marketwatch]


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


The stock market opens on the plus side this morning following Friday's gains.
Renay San Miguel has more on what you can expect this week in Marketwatch.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 03NA - 03:28:01]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Renay San Miguel/Reporting]
[Runs=1:26]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York]

((Information:
ONCAM=renay

CHRISTMAS WEEK USUALLY ISN'T JUST A GOOD ONE FOR THOSE WHO ARE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF SANTA'S "NAUGHTY AND NICE" LIST... TRADITIONALLY INVESTORS ENJOY GAINS ON THIS WEEK...AND THEY COULD USE IT AFTER THE LAST FEW MONTHS..
ESS=graphic

THE DOW FINISHED FRIDAY UP 148 POINTS...THANKS TO SOME BARGAIN HUNTING AMONG THE TECH STOCKS THAT HAVE TAKEN A BEATING LATELY..FINANCIALS, OIL STOCKS AND BIOTECHS ALSO SAW GAINS.
ESS=graphic


THE TECH BUYING GAVE THE NASDAQ A BIG BOOST...WHEN THE INTERNET SHARES ARE FLYING INTO BUYER'S HANDS, YOU KNOW IT MUST BE CHRISTMAS...
ONCAM=reny

BUT COMPUTER, NETWORKING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS DID MOST OF THE HEAVY LIFTING...
ESS=graphic

HERE'S AN EXAMPLE OF HOW SOME OF THE BIG NAMES IN THE TECH SPACE ENDED FRIDAY..IBM, WHICH MERRILL LYNCH DOWNGRADED EARLIER LAST WEEK....CISCO SYSTEMS... AND QUALCOMM AMONG THE BIG TECH WINNERS..

ESS=graphic

FIBER OPTIC COMPANY JDS UNIPHASE AND CHIPMAKER INTEL DIDN'T JOIN THE HOLIDAY PARTY...BOTH GOT HIT BY NEGATIVE COMMENTS FROM BROKERAGES..
ESS=graphic


FORD MOTOR TOOK A DETOUR..THE CARMAKER SUFFERING THE EFFECTS OF ITS LATE-WEEK PROFIT WARNING, SAYING ITS FOURTH QUARTER WOULD BE LESS THAN EXPECTED BECAUSE OF PARTS SHORTAGES AND BAD WEATHER..
ONCAM=

THE MARKETS ARE CLOSED OF COURSE ON CHRISTMAS DAY BUT THEY OPEN UP TUESDAY GETTING READY FOR SOME NEW ECONOMIC NUMBERS FROM THE GOVERNMENT..

ESS=graphic

AMONG THEM CONSUMER CONFIDENCE AND EXISTING HOME SALES..

ESS=graphic

FOR MORE ON THE MARKETS CLICK ON CBS-DOT-MARKETWATCH-DOT-COM OR GO TO AMERICA ONLINE, KEYWORD MARKETWATCH.
ONCAM=

I'M RENAY SAN MIGUEL, CBS MARKETWATCH-DOT-COM, NEW YORK.))


(Tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:))

[11460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

State Police have charged a truck driver from Salem with reckless driving -
(------------)
[VO-NAT @ 00-46 TC 58:22]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Saturday]

- in connection with a messy accident on Route 460 in Bedford County Saturday. Police say 27-year-old Thomas Mathew Young fell asleep at the wheel of this tanker truck Saturday morning. The tanker - carrying 85-hundred gallons of gasoline - slammed into a milk truck. All lanes of 460 near the Moose Lodge were closed for hours as workers cleaned up the mess.
(------------)



[USS-Cole]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


For survivors of the U-S-S Cole bombing, the holiday season is clouded by memories of the October attack.
Rick Sallinger profiles two of the sailors.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Regal/U.S.S. Cole Survivor; :28]
[SUPER=01-Tara Brown/U.S.S. Cole Survivor; :54]
[SUPER=01-Rick Sallinger/Reporting; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=for CBS News, Littleton, CO.]

(( IT WASN'T PLANNED THIS WAY. CHRISTMAS AT HOME WAS NOT ON THE SCHEDULE.
BUT THE OCTOBER 12TH TERRORIST ATTACK ON THE U.S.S. COLE CHANGED A LOT OF THINGS.
INSTEAD OF ON PATROL IN THE PERSIAN GULF SONAR TECHNICIAN THIRD CLASS TARA BROWN AND HER BOYFRIEND HULL TECHNICIAN SECOND CLASS CHRIS REGAL WERE SPENDING THIS HOLIDAY IN COLORADO. BUT THEIR THOUGHTS WERE OFTEN OF THEIR 17 COMRADES WHO DIED.

(1:49:19) CHRIS REGAL-U.S.S. COLE SURVIVOR

"it's a sad christmas when i start thinking of what their families are having to do right now and cope with it right now."

HE LOST TWO OF HIS CLOSEST FRIENDS..KENNETH KLODFELTER AND MARK NIETO.
THERE WERE MANY PHOTOS FROM THE COLE TO SHOW, INCLUDING FIRST HAND PICTURES OF THE DAMAGE.
SURVIVING THE TERRORIST ATTACK HAS MADE THIS GATHERING ESPECIALLY MEANINGFUL.

(1:56:20) TARA BROWN-U.S.S. COLE SURVIVOR

"i look at my mom and she cries sometimes and i think she's made me understand what she and my dad went through that day before they knew i was okay."

(2:18:50)

"Bless us oh lord with these gifts which we are about to receive from they bounty through christ our lord..amen."

THIS HOLIDAY WILL SOON BE FOLLOWED WITH NEW SHIP ASSIGNMENTS FOR THESE SAILORS.

(1:52:49) CHRIS REGAL

"because we kept the ship afloat and we saved the ship i'd like to go back and set sail with it one more time.

TARA IS RETURNING TO THE COLE ONE LAST TIME TO HELP REMOVE AMMUNITION, AND PERHAPS HAVE A TALK.

(1:55:52)

"I'll just her know i came back..i don't want her to think i left her."

AND IN THE CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS THIS YEAR, A COLE DOGTAG ENGRAVED WITH THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO DIED.

Rick Sallinger
For CBS News
Littleton, Colorado ))

[11Xmas-dinner]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-48; 53:24]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]

A Roanoke restaurant takes time to break - and bake - bread for their less fortunate neighbors.
Volunteers at Hull's 1920's Fine Dining got things cookin' early yesterday morning.
Jennifer Miele has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Richard Law]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Law/Hull's 1920's Fine Dining;:12]
[SUPER=07-Khadiea Waller;:30 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Asa Flint/Hull's 1920's Fine Dining;:46]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; :51]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=JM News 7, Roanoke.]

(( Richard Law and Asa Flint love to cook, and kids like Marquies and C.J. love to eat.
Love AND food brought the pairs together for a special holiday meal.
[SOT]

[tc:00:25:11]
[IN Q=There's a lot of]

((RICHARD LAW: THERE'S A LOT OF FAMILIES OUT THERE THAT NEED A NICE DECENT MEAL, AND THERE ARE SOME KIDS THAT DON'T SEE SANTA. SO IT'S JUST TO GIVE BACK, TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.))
[OUT Q=to the community.]

[RUNS09] [NAT SOUND] [tc:00:15:58] ((I GOT A BIG AIRPLANE.)) [RUNS03]
While the food was appreciated, Santa really hit the spot.
[SOT]

[tc:00:15:17]
[IN Q=Santa Clause]

((KHADIEA WALLER: SANTA CLAUS IS SOMETHING FOR A LITTLE KID, AND HE ENJOYED IT, HE REALLY LIKED IT.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=liked it.]


The servers were all volunteers.
Friends and Patrons of Hull's donated the presents and food... and the 5-star executive chef started cooking around six am.
[SOT]

[00:33:14]
[IN Q= I believe in]

((ASA FLINT: I BELIEVE IN THE LORD, AND THIS IS THE LORD'S DAY. HE SAYS GIVE, AND IT'S BETTER TO GIVE THAN RECEIVE. I BELIEVE THAT. EVEN THOUGH I MISS BEING WITH MY FAMILY AT TIMES, THIS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=it's all about.]


For those who couldn't make it to the restaurant, volunteers at Hull's were ready with to-go plates.
[SOT]

[tc:00:27:02]
[IN Q=If they can't]

((RICHARD LAW: IF THEY CAN'T COME TO ME, I'M GOING TO GET TO THEM, SOMEHOW.))
[OUT Q=them somehow.]

[RUNS04]
Dozens of families turned out for a free Christmas dinner. But Flint says this year is just the tip of the iceberg.
[SOT]

[tc: 00:32:07]
[IN Q=Next year]

((ASA FLINT: NEXT YEAR, I KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE EVEN BETTER.))
[OUT Q=even better.]

[RUNS03]
Christmas at Hulls left these little patrons with tummys and hands full. [NAT SOUND] [tc:00:17:30] ((I LOVE CHRISTMAS.)) [RUNS02]
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke. ))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, new warnings will soon appear on prescription drug labels.
Stacey Tisdale has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stacey Tisdale/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
ONCAM=Stacey

((on cam)) MORE THAN A HUNDRED THOUSAND AMERICANS DIE EACH YEAR FROM ADVERSE DRUG SIDE EFFECTS. BUT THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS A NEW SYSTEM THAT COULD CUT THESE DEATHS DRAMATICALLY.

VT=VO

((vo)) PRESCRIPTION LABELS WILL NOW BEGIN WITH A HIGHLIGHTS SECTION, LEADING WITH THE MOST IMPORTANT WARNING.
FOR INSTANCE, THE LABEL FOR THE BLOOD PRESSURE DRUG CAP-O-TEN WILL STATE IN BOLD LETTERS THAT WHEN TAKEN IN THE SECOND TRIMESTER OR THIRD TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY, IT CAN KILL A FETUS.
THE LABEL WILL ALSO HAVE THE F-D-A'S PHONE NUMBER TO REPORT SUSPECTED PROBLEMS IN PATIENTS.

ONCAM=Stacey

((on cam))
WITH COLD WEATHER SWEEPING MUCH OF THE NATION, THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS HAS ISSUED SAFETY WARNINGS FOR PEOPLE DRIVING IN WINTRY CONDITIONS.
Graphic. ((grfx))
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU NEED TO REMEMBER IS TO WEAR A SEATBELT.
Graphic. ((grfx))
ALSO MAKE SURE YOUR WINDSHIELD AND MIRRORS ARE CLEAR OF FROST, SNOW AND ICE.
Graphic ((grfx))
NEXT....PLAN AHEAD. LEAVE EARLIER THAN USUAL AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.
Graphic ((grfx)) AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, EQUIP YOUR CAR WITH AN EMERGENCY KIT. IT SHOULD INCLUDE A FLASHLIGHT, FLARES, JUMPER CABLES, SNACKS, A SHOVEL AND BLANKETS.

ONCAM=Stacey

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN HEALTH. I'M STACEY TISDALE FOR CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)

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


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


Police are investigating a possible link between a Christmas morning shooting at a Northwest Roanoke home and a fatal shooting over the weekend at a convenience store.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


President- Elect George W- Bush's 19- year- old twin daughter is recovering this morning after emergency surgery to remove her appendix.
Jenna Bush is listed in stable condition.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And no, these folks aren't looking for Santa Claus--
A rare solar eclipse made a Christmas appearance... it was especially visible to people in the Northeastern U-S.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, December 26th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-China-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=fatal Fire]


Chinese news reports say construction work on a shopping center may have led to a fatal Christmas night fire.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Luoyang, China;]


More than 300 people reportedly died in the blaze.
Dozens of others were injured.
The four- story building houses a supermarket, several shops, and a disco.
Construction workers were busy on the second and third floors when the fire started.
Rescue crews have pulled at least 80 bodies from the burned-out building.
Officials say they're still investigating the cause.
(------------)


[2-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Christmas for President- Elect George W- Bush included a trip to the hospital.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/File Tape;]


One of his twin daughters, 19- year- old Jenna Bush had emergency surgery to remove her appendix.
She's listed in stable condition this morning.
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX;]


Doctors say they're "very pleased" with her progress.
After visiting his daughter in the hospital, the President- Elect still plans to travel to Florida today.
Officials say Jenna could be well enough to join him and the rest of her family on their Florida trip.
(------------)


[2-11Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-38; 1:51:41]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

Roanoke Police say two people were shot in a Northwest Roanoke home.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The shooting occurred around one yesterday morning at this home on Courtland Avenue. Police say Katrina Henderson was shot in the back...Christopher Henderson was shot in the face, shoulder and leg.
Police say another shooting on Sunday at the Stop and Save Mini Mart on Melrose may be related.
Police say 18-year-old Reaco (RICO) Ramon Hylton was shot and killed at the store, following an argument with another man.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT @ 00:06:42 - 06:50]
[IN Q=One thing that]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Department]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT: ONE THING THAT WE HAVE DETERMINED IS THAT THE SUSPECT IN THE MELROSE AVENUE SHOOTING HAS BEEN KNOWN TO STAY AT THIS ADDRESS ON COURTLAND AVENUE.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=Courtland avenue.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Police say they're looking for one suspect in connection with Hylton's murder .. and two suspects in connection with yesterday morning's shooting.
(------------)




[2-11NS-buyout]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-39; 1:19:11]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


December 31 is the last day for some 870 Norfolk Southern employees to apply for early retirement.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:19:11]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


The move lowers the non-union retirement age from 55 to 53.
The program also allows some employees to add three years both to their length of service and to their age in calculating their pension.
Roughly 18 percent of the company's non-union workforce will be eligible for the program.
Norfolk Southern says the buyout offer is an attempt to reduce operating expenses.
The application deadline is December 31st.
(------------)



[2-11460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A truck driver from Salem has been charged with reckless driving -
(------------)
[VO-NAT @ 00-46 TC 58:22]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Saturday]

- in connection with a messy accident on Route 460 in Bedford County Saturday. State Police say 27-year-old Thomas Mathew Young fell asleep at the wheel of this tanker truck Saturday morning. The tanker - carrying 85-hundred gallons of gasoline - slammed into a milk truck. All lanes of 460 near the Moose Lodge were closed for hours as workers cleaned up the mess.
(------------)



[11Patrick-Henry]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-43; 1:13:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Patrick Henry Boys & Girls Plantation recently acquired 687 acres of real estate.
Now the home must raise money to build on the property.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=For forty years]
[SUPER=03-Brookneal; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Gregory/Patrick Henry Plantation Director; :38]
[SUPER=@ssm2; :57]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=News7, Brookneal.]


(( For forty years, they've taken in hundreds of children from across Virginia.. boys and girls who come from broken or disfunctional homes and suffer from a variety of emotional problems.
[SOT 10:15:26]

((THEY'RE CHILDREN WITH PROBLEMS AND NOT PROBLEM CHILDREN...))
[RUNS= 04]


The children come to Patrick Henry Plantation which operates four group homes across central and Southside Virginia.
[natsot 10:25:31]

((AND THEN THE BOYS HOME DOWN IN HALIFAX WAS A GIFT AS WELL...))
[RUNS= 03]


Most of the homes only house about a dozen children each... and there's a long list of girls waiting to be placed.
Expanding at any of the current locations is not an option.
[SOT 10:10:15]

((SANDY GREGORY/PH DIRECTOR: OUR BOARD DECIDED YEARS BACK THAT WE WANTED TO STAY TOWARDS A FAMILY ATMOSPHERE AND THE LARGER YOU GET AT ONE SITE, THE MORE INSTITUTIONALIZED IT BECOMES.))
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So when developer C.B. Robertson offered the Plantation his family's 200- year- old farm in Charlotte County, director Sandy Gregory was quick to accept.
Now comes the challenge of raising the money to build a new girls home on the property, so they can move about a dozen young women off their waiting list and into a stable home environment.
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The public has responded once before when the Rustburg girls home lost its horse barn to a fire in 1998.
Gregory says he's confident the Plantation's supporters will come through again.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Brookneal.))


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Millions of people around the country spent their Christmas looking UP--
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A rare solar eclipse was visible, especially in the Northeastern states from Maryland to Maine.
At its mid- day peak, the moon's shadow swept across the Northeastern United States, blocking out about 60 - percent of the sun.
The phenomenon turned the solar disc into an odd- looking crescent.
But spectators had to protect their eyes from the glow.
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((IT'S BRIGHT.. YOU CAN'T ACUTALLY SEE IT WITHOUT IT.)) ((IT'S QUITE SPECTACULAR.))
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The last Christmas solar eclipse occurred in 19-54, and was visible only in parts of Africa.
The next partial Christmas eclipse won't happen again for another three hundred years.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Authorities are looking for two men who allegedly broke into a home in Northwest Roanoke and shot two people early yesterday morning. Roanoke Police say Katrina Henderson was shot in the back...Christopher Henderson was shot in the face, shoulder and leg. Police say another shooting Sunday at the Stop and Save Mini Mart on Melrose Avenue that left 18-year-old Reaco (RICO) Ramon Hylton dead may be related.
Authorities are also looking for the suspect wanted in connection with that shooting.
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December 31 is the deadline for some 870 Norfolk Southern employees to apply for early retirement.
The move lowers the non-union retirement age from 55 to 53.
The program also allows some employees to add three years both to their length of service and to their age in calculating their pension.
Norfolk Southern says the buyout offer is an attempt to reduce operating expenses.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

State Police have charged a truck driver from Salem with reckless driving in connection with an accident on Route 460 in Bedford County Saturday.
Police say 27-year-old Thomas Mathew Young fell asleep at the wheel of this tanker truck. The tanker - carrying 85-hundred gallons of gasoline - slammed into a milk truck.

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Now here's Jean Jadhon with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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