[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


The British Airways jumbo jet is safe and sound now--
But earlier, a passenger burst into the cockpit and attacked the pilot.
Details, straight ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And will he stay or will he go?
Mike Stevens has a live update on Virginia Tech's star quarterback Michael Vick.
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[TALENT=Shannon]
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We didn't get a white Christmas.
Could the story be different for New Year?
I'll have your forecast.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Hope you'll join us for News 7 at noon.



[Vick]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-48]
[GRAPHIC=Gator Bowl or Vick]


At least for now Michael Vick's plans have not changed. He plans on returning to Virginia Tech next season.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim /Mike Starlink;]


Mike Stevens is in Jacksonville, Florida with the latest on today's announcement.
[LIVE= /FULL]
[SUPER=@mike1]
[SUPER=06-Jacksonville, FL]


((ROLLCUE:...of today's practiceTAPE ROLLED FROM STARLINK))
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[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Virginia Tech Tailback; :20]
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[LIVE=Mike /FULL]
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim /Mike Starlink;]




[M'Ville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC 52:49]
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The son of Martinsville's fire chief is not a firefighter himself, but he reacted quickly to pull an elderly man from a burning building.
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[VO-NAT]
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Joe Brock was driving by Denton Music Company on Memorial Boulevard around 10:30 last night. He saw smoke coming from the roof and called 911. Brock then noticed a man beating on the glass asking for help from an upstairs apartment located in the building.
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[SOT 10:38]
[IN Q=I went over]
[SUPER=01-Joe Brock/Fire Chief's Son]

((JOE BROCK/ I WENT OVER AND KICKED THE DOOR.I WENT OVER THERE THE FIRST TIME AND THE SMOKE GOT TO ME.THEN I WENT OVER THE SECOND TIME AND COULDN'T MAKE IT. I WENT BACK TO MY TRUCK AND GOT A FLASHLIGHT. WENT OVER THERE AND CRAWLED ON MY HANDS AN KNEES AND GOT OVER THERE TO HIM AND HE TOLD ME COULDN'T WALK..SO I DRAGGED HIM OUT.))
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[VO-NAT]

The victims identity is not known. He was taken to Martinsville Memorial Hospital. Fire officials say he appears to be doing well. They also say a small child who was a bystander with some adults was overcome by smoke. She was also taken to the hospital.
Nearly 60 firefighters battled the blaze. Fire officials say the flames do not appear to have spread to surrounding buildings. The cause has not been yet been determined. Fire officials say this is the largest fire Martinsville has seen this year.
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[Townhouse-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=fire]


A five- alarm fire is raging through two rows of townhouses in central Maryland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Edgewater, MD;]


Nearly 100 firefighters are working to bring the fire under control.
Thick smoke from the blaze can be seen from 20 miles away.
The fire is causing visibility problems on a nearby highway.
No injuries have been reported.
Several nearby homes were evacuated.
Investigators are still trying to trace the cause of the fire.
Some residents say they heard several explosions early this morning, possibly from propane tanks at the site.
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[Philly-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Investigators in Philadelphia are calling it a massacre.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA;]


Seven people were shot to death last night at a deserted house, in an area known for drug activity.
Three survivors are receiving treatment for gunshot wounds.
Authorities say four masked gunmen broke into the house and fired the fatal shots.
For those who live in the violent neighborhood, it's an all too familiar scene.
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[IN Q=Know that you can't be safe]

((ASHLEY RICHARDSON/12 YEAR- OLD RESIDENT: KNOW THAT YOU CAN'T BE SAFE NOWHERE YOU GO. Do you feel safe now that the police are here? YEAH, MOSTLY. BUT IT AIN'T GOING TO CHANGE, BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO LEAVE. ))
[SUPER=01-Ashley Richardon/12 Year-Old Resident;]
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[OUT Q=going to leave.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police haven't made any arrests yet, not have they recovered any weapons.
A police official says two of the victims had been selling drugs and a small amount of crack cocaine was found inside the house.
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[British-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


British Airways passengers say it was a horrendous flight today from London to Kenya...
Authorities say a man "went berserk", and attempted to get control of the plane.
Kimberly Dozier has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Nairobi, Kenya;]
[SUPER=01-Todd Engstrom/Passenger;]



[SUPER=01-Dola Ineadis/Kenya Police Spokesperson;]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting;]
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A British Airways Jumbo jet is safely on the ground...now, after a terrifying roller-coaster ride at thirty-five thousand feet, when a passenger burst into the cockpit...and attacked the lone copilot.

(SOT Todd Engstrom/ Passenger ( from Portland, Oregon)

'The plane suddenly pitched, then went into a series of steep dives...then made a sharp turn.'
The jet was six hours into its flight from London to Nairobi. (graphic )

(SOT Audio.OVER GRAPHIC Benjamin Goldsmith/passenger)

'I was sitting with my sister next to me and her two baby boys, and she was praying out loud with the two boys clinging around her neck. My mother was pretty much passed out. And I've never heard the sound of grown men screaming before. I mean, the whole plane was filled with grown men screaming.'
With seconds to save the plane, the crew broke into the cockpit.

(SOT Todd Engstrom/Passenger from Portland, Oregon)

'A struggle ensued...then put him in handcuffs.'
FONT: Dola Ineadis, Kenyan police spokesperson
(SOT..he's been taken to hospital for medical examination)


There's one report the man was carrying a suicide note. The pilot told passengers after the attack that the man had just tried to kill them.KD, CBS News, London
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[Pyramid-Scheme]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=LEgal Scales]


2 more guilty pleas today in a Pittsylvania County pyramid scheme....a third defendant pleaded not guilty.
Earlier this week, a Danville grand jury indicted fourteen people for allegedly participating in a pyramid scheme.

Eleven of them have pled guilty.
Authorities say participants invested 2-thousand dollars each.
They expected to get rich by persuading more people to get involved.
Participating in a pyramid scheme is a misdemeanor punishable by twelve months in jail and a 25-hundred dollar fine.

[Bush-Cabinet]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


Four Cabinet posts filled today-- with three more left to go.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


President- Elect George W- Bush once again took the podium.
Bush selected Houston school superintendent Rod Paige as Secretary of Education.
He also chose former Colorado Attorney General Gale Norton to be Secretary of the Interior.
As Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Bush nominated Anthony Principi, a decorated Vietnam veteran.
And as expected, Bush named Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson Secretary of health and human services.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
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Still to be named are secretaries of labor, energy and transportation.


[McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Timothy McVeigh]


Timothy McVeigh has until January 11th to make sure he's ready to face the death penalty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO;]


A federal judge granted the convicted Oklahoma City bomber's request to drop all appeals and set an execution date.
Judge Richard (Maych) Matsch is giving McVeigh until January 11th to change his mind.
Meanwhile, McVeigh's attorney says he'll continue to advise against the decision, but says he believes his client's mind is made up.
If McVeigh IS put to death, it'll be the first federal execution in nearly 40 years.
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[Telemarketing-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC01:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you've asked telemarketers to put you on their "do not call" list, a federal law already makes it illegal for them to call you again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But now, Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley wants to make it easier to fight pushy telemarketers.
Telemarketing bills have died in recent General Assembly sessions.
But Earley's suggested bill would allow prosecution of pushy callers in state courts.
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[IN Q=You just]

((MARK EARLEY/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: YOU JUST NEED TO KEEP A LOG. AND ONE OF THE REASONS WE'RE REQUIRING TELEMARKETERS NOW TO GIVE THEIR FIRST AND LAST NAMES AND THE COMPANY THEY'RE CALLING FROM, AND NOT BLOCKING THEIR I-D NUMBER IS SO THAT EVERY CALLER WILL NOW HAVE TO GIVE INFORMATION, AND EVERY PERSON IN THEIR HOME WILL BE ABLE TO GET THAT INFORMATION DOWN. AND ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS MAKE A RECORD OF THE FACT YOU TOLD SOMEONE NOT TO CALL. IF THEY CALL AGAIN, THAT PERSON CAN LET OUR OFFICE KNOW AND WE CAN TAKE ACTION.))
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
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Earley says the bill's NOT an attack on an industry that provides thousands of jobs in the Commonwealth.
He says telemarketers don't want to call homes that don't want to be called.


[Fad-diets]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:15:15]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Fad diets claim they can help you lose weight.
But they may not be your best option for getting that slim, trim, healthy figure you've always wanted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Dietitian LeeAnn King says be wary.
While there are lots of options on the market -- not all of them are healthy -- and not all of them will lead to permanent weight loss.
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[SOT15:19:29]
[IN Q=When you do anything that you]

((LEEANN KING/LEWIS GALE CLINIC DIETITIAN; WHEN YOU DO ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN'T KEEP UP AS A LONG TERM HEALTH PLAN THE LIKELIHOOD OF BEING ABLE TO KEEP THAT WEIGHT OFF IS VERY SLIM))
[SUPER=01-LeeAnn King/Lewis Gale Clinic Dietitian]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


King recommends staying away from diets that tell you to drastically reduce your carbohydrates.
She says in the long run they can be hard on your kidneys.
And watch out for diets that don't include all of the food groups, because you could lose out on some nutrients.
She says the best advice is to simply reduce calories and fat -- and exercise more.
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[SOT15:24:46]
[IN Q=If you think that your metabolism is lower]

((IF YOU THINK THAT YOUR METABOLISM IS LOWER AND AS YOU AGE IT DOES TEND TO LOWER ADD IN SOME STRENGTH EXERCISES TO YOUR PHYSICAL ROUTINE))
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[VO-NAT]


King says weight lifting two to three times a week can also increase your metabolism.
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[Interfaith]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC1:56:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Interfaith Hospitality Network not only offers homeless families in the Roanoke Valley a place to stay, but it also helps them get back on their feet.
Kate Weidaw takes a look at the program.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Daren Gunter/Network Director;:19]
[SUPER=01-Kristin Data/Volunteer;:45]
[SUPER=01-William Bragg/Network Guest;1:34]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:43]
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((For the past two weeks William Bragg and his wife have relied on the Interfaith Hospitality Network for food and a place to stay. The they're hoping to get back on their feet again through this program. Daren Gunter runs the network.

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((DAREN GUNTER/NETWORK DIRECTOR: WE PLACE FAMILIES FOR A WEEK AT A TIME IN CONGREGATIONS FAMILIES STAY IN PRIVATE ROOMS UP TO 60 DAYS WHILE THEY WORK AND SAVE MONEY AND TO PREPARE SECURITY DEPOSITS, UTILITY DEPOSITS, AND MOVE INTO A HOME OF THEIR OWN.))
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25 Christian, Jewish, and Unitarian congregations in the Roanoke Valley take part in the network and provide rooms inside their facilities. Volunteers like Kristin Data help keep the overhead down. They not only prepare the meals but provide the food as well.

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((KRISTIN DATA: MY SPONSOR BROUGHT IN THE SALAD AND SOME OTHER PEOPLE BROUGHT IN THE TACOS AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT PUT IT ALL TOGETHER.))
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Two volunteers also have their own room to stay in overnight with the guests. During the day the network provides transportation to work and helps out with day care. But the goal is to make families independent in 60 days or less.

[SOT 11:45:05]
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((DAREN GUNTER/NETWORK DIRECTOR: QUITE OFTEN FOLKS COME TO US WHO HAVE BEEN LIVING IN HOTELS OR MOTELS AND THEY'RE PAYING AS MUCH AS 8 OR 900 DOLLARS A MONTH FOR RENT AND WE FOUND IF THEY CAN SAVE THAT THEY WILL HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO MOVE INTO AN APARTMENT.))
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As for Bragg and his wife, they hope to be back on their feet soon.

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((WILLIAM BRAGG: AFTER WE GET A COUPLE OF GOOD PAY CHECKS WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET OUT. KATE: SO IT WORKS? WILLIAM: YEAH IT WORKS ITS A GOOD PROGRAM.))
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And not many would disagree since the network sees 80 percent of its guests achieve full time employment. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke County.))

[Orange-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kth]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:07:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After twenty seven years, a familier face at the Orange Dog in Roanoke is retiring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Mae Brown will serve her last hot dog at the Orange Dog this weekend.
She says, more than anything, she'll miss seeing all of her customers.
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[SOT:2:07:27-2:07:36]
[IN Q=I ENJOY MY CUSTOMERS]

((MAE BROWN; I ENJOY MY CUSTOMERS. I ENJOY TALKING WITH THEM. I'VE MET LOT'S OF INTERESTING PEOPLE THROUGH THIS BUSINESS.))
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[VO-NAT]


Brown shares the business with friends and has been taking care of the operations at the counter since it opened back in 1974.
She arrives every morning at seven to prepare home-made chicken salad and pimento cheese.
Brown says she's looking forward to retiring so she and her husband can do some traveling. (------------)