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[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.... Today, we're in store for another rainy day, BUT- the temperatures may change a little... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up in just a few moments.





[7-11Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC16:38]
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A Roanoke house was heavily damaged by fire last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Crews were called to the 12-hundred block of Moorman Avenue around 9:45 last night.
Flames were already shooting from the second floor.
No one was living in the house and no one was injured.
The cause is still under investigation.
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[7-11Virginia-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=501-14 1:15:57]
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Rev up your engines - An All-Virginia race team is here.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


C-F Sauer Company and Donlavey Racing, both Richmond-based companies, will sponsor the number ninety Ford in the Winston Cup Series next year.
Rockbridge Baths native Rick Mast will drive the car.
Governor Gilmore says the new race team will have major benefits for the Commonwealth.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This announcement is just...]

((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS JUST GOING TO BRING MORE PROSPERITY TO VIRGINIA. IT'S GOING TO BE DRAWING TO THE RACES NEW FANS WHO HAVE AN INTEREST IN THIS CITY, THIS COMMUNITY, THIS COMPANY, THIS OWNER AND THIS DRIVER.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...and this driver]
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[VO-NAT]


Three non-profit charities will also be involved with the team's promotions, including Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Gang.
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[7-11E-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC11:33]
[GRAPHIC=E Toys]


E-Toys dot com is back- but under a new management team.
And its helping its NEW owner, KB Toys, gain fame as one of the largest on-line toy retailers in the world.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blairs/Last Month]


Both websites will ship toys from the Blairs distribution and call center in Pittsylvania County.
Last year at this time, most employees were out of work after e-Toys filed for bankruptcy and went off line.
Now 200 new jobs are expected to be created over the next year.
The e-Toys name is still so popular among on-line shoppers, KB decided to try again-- this time promising that both companies will be more fiscally responsible.
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[7-6-Room-Store]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
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Three former Heilig-Meyers Stores are in business again - but this time under new management.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


The Room Store took over Heilig-Meyers stores in Roanoke, Salem and Lynchburg.
The new furniture retailer was able to retain many Heilig-Myers employees, and hired dozens more.
A Room Store manager says business is doing well, and if the current pace continues, she's hopeful more people will be hired in the new year.
Heilig-Meyers stores were closed in Christiansburg, Radford, Martinsville, Collinsville and (Rain-ell) Rainelle, West Virginia after the company filed for bankruptcy.
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......You might want to be cautious as you head out this morning- there's some dense fog, which will give way to rain later today. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast right after the news.




[45-11Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC16:38]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A fire broke out in a Roanoke house last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Crews were called to the 12-hundred block of Moorman Avenue around 9:45 last night.
Flames were already shooting from the second floor.
No one was living in the house and no one was injured.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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[45-11Virginia-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=501-14 1:15:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


INTRODUCING... an All Virginia race team, brought to you by two Virginia companies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


C-F Sauer Company and Donlavey Racing, both Richmond-based companies, will sponsor the number ninety Ford in the Winston Cup Series next year.
Rockbridge Baths native Rick Mast will drive the car.
Governor Gilmore says the new race team will have major benefits for the Commonwealth.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This announcement is just...]

((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS JUST GOING TO BRING MORE PROSPERITY TO VIRGINIA. IT'S GOING TO BE DRAWING TO THE RACES NEW FANS WHO HAVE AN INTEREST IN THIS CITY, THIS COMMUNITY, THIS COMPANY, THIS OWNER AND THIS DRIVER.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...and this driver]
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[VO-NAT]


Three non-profit charities will also be involved with the team's promotions, including Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Gang.
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[45-11Franklin-Troopers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC37:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Franklin County officials met with the head of the state police yesterday. The purpose - to ask for more troopers to combat a record number of fatal accidents.
Colonel Gerald Massengill didn't make any decision on that,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape]

but did say he'd make sure the 12 trooper positions assigned to Franklin County are always filled.
Twenty-one people have died on Franklin County roads so far this year.
It ranks SEVENTH in the state for traffic fatalities, behind urban areas like Richmond and Fairfax County.
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[45-11E-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC11:33]
[GRAPHIC=E Toys]


E-Toys dot com is back - with NEW management. It's new owner, KB Toys, is now on its way to becoming one of the largest on-line toy retailers in the world.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blairs/Last Month]


Both websites will ship toys from the Blairs distribution and call center in Pittsylvania County.
Last year at this time, most employees were out of work after e-Toys filed for bankruptcy and went off line.
Now 200 new jobs are expected to be created over the next year.
The e-Toys name is still so popular among on-line shoppers, KB decided to try again-- this time promising that both companies will be more fiscally responsible.
(------------)





[45-11Room-Store]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=netS]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Three former Heilig-Meyers Stores are ready for business again... after a jump start under new management.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


The Room Store took over Heilig-Meyers stores in Roanoke, Salem and Lynchburg.
The new furniture retailer was able to retain many Heilig-Myers employees, and hired dozens more.
A Room Store manager says business is doing well, and if the current pace continues, she's hopeful more people will be hired in the new year.
Heilig-Meyers stores were closed in Christiansburg, Radford, Martinsville, Collinsville and (Rain-ell) Rainelle, West Virginia after the company filed for bankruptcy.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Look for cloudy skies and and more scattered showers.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up.





[8-11Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC16:38]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A fire broke out and heavily damaged a Roanoke house last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Crews were called to the 12-hundred block of Moorman Avenue around 9:45 last night.
Flames were already shooting from the second floor.
No one was living in the house and no one was injured.
The cause is under investigation.
(------------)


[8-11Virginia-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=501-14 1:15:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The All-Virginia NASCAR Winston-Cup team was introduced yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


C-F Sauer Company and Donlavey Racing, both Richmond-based companies, will sponsor the number ninety Ford in the Winston Cup Series next year.
Rockbridge Baths native Rick Mast will drive the car.
Governor Gilmore says the new race team will have major benefits for the Commonwealth.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This announcement is just...]

((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS JUST GOING TO BRING MORE PROSPERITY TO VIRGINIA. IT'S GOING TO BE DRAWING TO THE RACES NEW FANS WHO HAVE AN INTEREST IN THIS CITY, THIS COMMUNITY, THIS COMPANY, THIS OWNER AND THIS DRIVER.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...and this driver]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Three non-profit charities will also be involved with the team's promotions, including Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Gang.
(------------)



[8-11Franklin-Troopers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC37:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The head of the state police met with Franklin County officials yesterday.
The purpose - County leaders were asking for more troopers to combat a record number of fatal accidents.
Colonel Gerald Massengill didn't make any decision on that,
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape]

but did say he'd make sure the 12 trooper positions assigned to Franklin County are always filled.
Twenty-one people have died on Franklin County roads so far this year.
It ranks SEVENTH in the state for traffic fatalities, behind urban areas like Richmond and Fairfax County.
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[8-11Kiwanis-Christmas]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=501-02 1:23]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]

An early Christmas surprise for some children in downtown Roanoke yesterday.
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[SOT 1:01 - :04]
[IN Q=nats]

((NATS: MERRY CHRISTMAS. HO, HO, HO.))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=HO, HO, HO.]
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[VO-NAT]


SANTA dropped in on some children from Roanoke's West End Center at the Patrick Henry Hotel.
About 50 children found the presents they had asked for under the Kiwanis Club Christmas tree.
They sang Christmas carols and sat on Santa's lap.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I got an N Sync]
[sot 10:17 - :28]

((JAZMINE HENDERSON: I GOT AN N SYNC DOLL AND SOME CLOTHES. I GOT SOME PERFUME AND IT SMELLS GOOD. I'M GOING TO GIVE SOME TO MY MAMA.)) [butt butt butt]
[sot 12:42 - :55]

((RYAN MURRELL: I SAID TO HIM HOW COME YOU DIDN'T COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY INSTEAD OF OUT THE DOOR. HE COULDN'T GET THROUGH THE CHIMNEY. ))
[SUPER=07-Jazmine Henderson; :00]
[SUPER=07-Ryan Murrell; :12]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=through the chimney.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Kiwanis Club gave the Carilion Children's Pediatric Center a check for 56-hundred dollars.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 12/14/01
Friday:

[SUPER=130-20/Jamie Hatcher/Natural Bridge]



[SUPER=130-6/Carla Anderson/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-6/Cody Claxton/Shawsville]



[SUPER=130-2/Savannah Farris/Callaway]



[SUPER=130-1/Austin Tucker/Buchanan]



[SUPER=130-/Kyle Goad/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-1/Samantha Myers/Covington]



[SUPER=130-39/Alfred Gallimore/Blacksburg]


Twins:
[SUPER=130-1/Dalton & Sealey Wright/Axton]



[SUPER=130-10/Kristen Davis/Fries]



[SUPER=130-79/Kirby Phillips/Radford]