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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... If you're doing your Thanksgiving traveling today, you're in for beautiful weather. Today's highs will reach the mid 50s.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast a little later.




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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Travel experts say a record number of people will head out on the highway this Thanksgiving holiday. 87 percent of travelers are expected to drive this year......
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[VO-NAT 10 before bite]
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while the number taking airplanes, trains and buses is expected to drop 27- percent. Officials at the Roanoke Regional airport say they've also noticed a decline in the number of travelers.
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[SOT 00:08:36]
[IN Q=Last year we ]
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Shuck/Roanoke Regional Airport;]

((LAST YEAR WE REALLY HAD A BANNER YEAR IN TERMS OF THANKSGIVING AND SO, NO, WE'RE OFF I THINK NATIONALLY EVERYBODY IS OFF A LITTLE THIS YEAR. I'M SURE THE HIGHWAYS WILL BE PRETTY BUSY BUT THE AIRPORTS ARE DOWN.))
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Travel industry experts say gasoline prices under a dollar in some places are also enticing people into their cars.
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[7-11NRV-Traffic]


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V-Dot is changing the way you travel in Blacksburg.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The lane entrances for both the bypass and downtown ramp have changed. People traveling downtown on South Main Street should now be in the left lane...while 460 bypass traffic must be on the right. The new pattern will remain in place until construction is done this time next year.
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[SOT 10:27:12/ 11:22:04]
[IN Q=it should improve]

((DAIL STANCILL/VDOT ASST. ENGINEER; IT SHOULD IMPROVE THE TRAFFIC FLOW THROUGH THIS AREA BECAUSE WERE NOT REDUCING A LANE FROM TWO LANES TO ONE. / IT DOESN'T EXTEND THE TRAVEL TIME IT'S BASICALLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME TO TRAVEL EITHER AROUND THE BYPASS OR TO DOWNTOWN BLACKSBURG.))
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[OUT Q=TO DOWNTOWN BLACKSBURG.]
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[VO-NAT]

V-DOT officials hope message boards make changes clear to Virginia Tech students returning from Thanksgiving break and football fans attending the next home game. Eastbound traffic on Route 460 is not affected.
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[7-11City-Market]


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Downtown Roanoke has gotten an early start on the Christmas season this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Farmers and Merchants of the Historic City Market gathered last night to "deck-the-stalls" for the holiday season.
The event kicks-off the holiday season for the market community.
The farmers decorated their stalls with pine boughs and red bows.
Some even chose to show their patriotic spirit by hanging American flags, along with the decorations.
And farmers aren't the only ones in the holiday spirit, businesses are also busy decorating their windows for the Christmas season.
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Temperatures will be slightly warmer than yesterday, with highs in the mid 50s. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete holiday forecast coming up in a few moments.




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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC1:56:43]
[GRAPHIC=Highway Improvements]

Some big changes are in store for those travelling in and around Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The lane entrances for both the bypass and downtown ramp have changed. People traveling downtown on South Main Street should now be in the left lane...while 460 bypass traffic must be on the right. The new pattern will remain in place until construction is done this time next year.
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[SOT 10:27:12/ 11:22:04]
[IN Q=it should improve]

((DAIL STANCILL/VDOT ASST. ENGINEER; IT SHOULD IMPROVE THE TRAFFIC FLOW THROUGH THIS AREA BECAUSE WERE NOT REDUCING A LANE FROM TWO LANES TO ONE. / IT DOESN'T EXTEND THE TRAVEL TIME IT'S BASICALLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME TO TRAVEL EITHER AROUND THE BYPASS OR TO DOWNTOWN BLACKSBURG.))
[SUPER=01-Dail Stancill/VDOT Assistant Engineer;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=TO DOWNTOWN BLACKSBURG.]
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[VO-NAT]

V-DOT officials hope message boards make changes clear to Virginia Tech students returning from Thanksgiving break and football fans attending the next home game. Eastbound traffic on Route 460 is not affected.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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After three years of no representation - the residents of the Bradshaw Road area will soon have a voice on the board that oversees the regional landfill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Residents were angered in early 1998, when the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors failed to reappoint their representative to the board of the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority.
But recently, at the request of Catawba Supervisor Joe "Butch" Church, the board appointed Suzie Snyder, who lives next door to the Smith Gap landfill.
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[IN Q=I personally, if I lived]

((JOE "BUTCH" CHURCH: I PERSONALLY, IF I LIVED IN BRADSHAW ROAD AREA, I WOULD SURE LIKE TO HAVE A VOICE IN SOMETHING LIKE THIS. IT'S NOT A CORNER GROCERY STORE. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A HUGE OPERATION HERE.)) ((SUZIE SNYDER: THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT GO ON AT A LANDFILL AND THE PEOPLE IN THE AREA DEFINITELY NEED SOME TYPE OF REPRESENTATION. THEY NEED A VOICE AND WITHOUT HEARING WHAT'S GOING ON, WITHOUT REPRESENTATION THERE'S NO VOICE.))
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[SUPER=01-Suzie Snyder/New Resource Authority Board Member; :11]
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[VO-NAT]


Church says he is hopeful that one day, the Catawba District will be guaranteed representation on the Resource Authority Board.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A special guest will be singing the praises of the U-S-S Enterprise battle group tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
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Garth Brooks will perform on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier.
The concert is both a welcome home and Thanksgiving celebration for the sailors, who recently returned from Operation Enduring Freedom.
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[IN Q=The last time we]

((GARTH BROOKS; THE LAST TIME WE ACTUALLY PLAYED IN NORFOLK WAS FOR THE TROOPS RETURNING FROM THE GULF WAR SO IT FEELS GOOD TO BE BACK. IT FEELS GOOD TO BE BACK FOR THE SAME HONOR, THE SAME PURPOSE.))
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[OUT Q=the same purpose.]
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[VO-NAT]


Jewel will also join Garth on stage.
You can see the concert live tonight here on WDBJ-7.
It starts at 10 o-clock.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... It's going to be a beautiful fall day, with highs reaching the 50s and with plenty of sunshine. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast in just a few moments.




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"To HAVE" or to "NOT to have," that is the question - being debated by Virginia officials.
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The Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission is dominated by Republicans from northern Virginia.
Yesterday, a study -- vetoed by the Governor, but ordered by the Commission in May-- showed the state is NOT meeting its Constitutional obligation to local schools by about a half BILLION dollars each year.
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[SOT 15:30:15]
[IN Q=Let me bottom line it.]

((DEL. KIRK COX/(R) COLONIAL HEIGHTS: LET ME BOTTOM LINE IT. MAYBE I'M GOING OUT ON A LIMB HERE. BUT WE DON'T HAVE THAT KIND OF MONEY AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO COME UP WITH THAT KIND OF MONEY. SO BOTTOM LINE IT FOR ME, TO FULFILL WHAT YOU WOULD CONSIDER THE BASE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS, DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH MONEY THAT WOULD BE?))
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If lawmakers wanted to raise teacher pay to the national average -- a campaign promise of both candidates for governor -- it could cost the state and localities another 789 million dollars a year.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Monday]


Difficult news for Democratic Governor- Elect Mark Warner.
But good news from the man he had lunch with... the Republican who heads up the House Appropriations Committee.
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[IN Q=Went very well. Very cordial ]

((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/(R) FAIRFAX: WENT VERY WELL. VERY CORDIAL DISCUSSION. WE DISCUSSED THIS. WE DISCUSSED THIS. WE DISCUSSED OUR RELATIONSHIP. AND MY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP TO HIM. AND I PLEDGED ALL THE SUPPORT THAT HE WANTS, AND HE'S GONNA GET IT FROM ME.))
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[OUT Q=he's gonna get it from me.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Mark Warner]


Warner's already had dinner with other top Republicans: Senate Finance Chairman John Chichester last night, and House Speaker Vance Wilkins last week.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
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According to travel experts on this Thanksgiving holiday, a whopping 87 percent of travelers are expected to hit the highway,
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[VO-NAT 10 before bite]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

while the number taking airplanes, trains and buses is expected to drop 27- percent. Officials at the Roanoke Regional airport say they've also noticed a decline in the number of travelers.
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[SOT 00:08:36]
[IN Q=Last year we ]
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Shuck/Roanoke Regional Airport;]

((LAST YEAR WE REALLY HAD A BANNER YEAR IN TERMS OF THANKSGIVING AND SO, NO, WE'RE OFF I THINK NATIONALLY EVERYBODY IS OFF A LITTLE THIS YEAR. I'M SURE THE HIGHWAYS WILL BE PRETTY BUSY BUT THE AIRPORTS ARE DOWN.))
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[OUT Q=ARE DOWN.]
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[VO-NAT 6 plus pad]

Travel industry experts say gasoline prices under a dollar in some places are also enticing people into their cars.
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[8-11Car-Magnets]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=America Responds]

Many Americans are expressing their patriotism on their cars. But according to auto detailers in Richmond - in the end, the decorations could cause heavy damage to your wallet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Some drivers who have magnetic flags on their cars are finding problems with the vehicle's paint.
That's because the magnets are so thin, water gets behind them and causes the paint to fade or peel.
Detailers in Richmond say several customers come in for a wax job only to learn their car needs a paint job instead.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 11/22/01
Thanksgiving Thursday!

[SUPER=130-4/Kenya Witcher/Glade Hill]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-50th/James & Virginia Akers/Radford]



[SUPER=130-90/Annie George/Gretna]



[SUPER=130-9/Tyler Trent/Nathalie]



[SUPER=130-/Doris Maxey/Vinton]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Nicole Callands/Bedford]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-15th/P. G. & Martha Puckett/Bassett]


Husband & Wife -same day birthday:
[SUPER=131-47/Joey Fry/Goodview]
[SUPER=131-39/Alice Fry/Goodview]



[SUPER=131-/Gwen Taylor/New River]