[7-Police-Ax]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Two Roanoke city police cars were totaled in an early- morning accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It happened just before two this morning on Williamson Road.
Authorities say three officers were responding to reports of a possible stolen vehicle from Henry County.
The first responding officer determined that the vehicle was not stolen, and ended the pursuit.
But the other two officers kept going.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 0:12:30]
[IN Q=The last officer]

((SHELLY ALLY/ROANOKE CITY POLICE SPOKESWOMAN: THE LAST OFFICER HIT THE SECOND OFFICER IN THE DRIVER'S SIDE, CAUSING BOTH CARS TO FLIP. ONE FLIPPED BACK OVER AND BOTH RESTED ON WILLIAMSON ROAD IN FRONT OF THE CHECKS CASHED BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke City Police Spokeswoman;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=Checks Cashed business.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officer B-W Hughes was the policeman who struck the vehicle of Officer H-T Ferris.
Alley says Officer Hughes was treated and released from Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Roanoke police are investigating the accident.
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[7-11Danville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

Danville police are looking for two suspects involved in an incident where a man was shot in the face. 18 year old Montae (mon-TAY) Deshaun Jackson was wounded following a disagreement on the two-hundred block of Stuart Street yesterday morning. Jackson was taken to U-V-A Medical center for surgery. The investigation is continuing.

[7-11Gilmore-Plan]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC-13:06]
[GRAPHIC=Gov. Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore is proposing a state budget to the General Assembly that will give state employees a two percent pay raise next year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

Also, the Richmond Times Dispatch is reporting that Gilmore will propose to advance the car tax cut from 70 percent to 100 percent in two years, despite a budget deficit nearing a billion dollars. The tax cut was supposed to be fully implemented next year, but Gilmore has already said that won't be possible because of the state's budget woes. Gilmore leaves office on January 12th. Governor-elect Mark Warner has promised to eliminate the tax before his four-year term ends.
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[7-11Community-Store]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC-40:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Another successful holiday season is under wraps for The Roanoke Valley's Community Christmas store.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The store helped nearly six hundred needy families in the Roanoke Valley this year, a record for the charity.
Each eligible family got the chance to shop for all new items such as toys, clothing, food, and other gifts.
The store was opened Friday and Saturday in the old CVS building at Cave Spring Corners.
This will be the last year the Community Christmas Store operates from that building.
A new location has yet to be found.
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[45-Police-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=01-51]
[GRAPHIC=accident]

A Roanoke City police officer is taken to the hospital after he accidentally struck another officer's car.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It happened just before two this morning on Williamson Road.
Authorities say three officers were responding to reports of a possible stolen vehicle from Henry County.
The first responding officer determined that the vehicle was not stolen, and turned around.
But the other two officers kept going.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 0:12:30]
[IN Q=The last officer]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE CITY POLICE SPOKESWOMAN: THE LAST OFFICER HIT THE SECOND OFFICER IN THE DRIVER'S SIDE, CAUSING BOTH CARS TO FLIP. ONE FLIPPED BACK OVER AND BOTH RESTED ON WILLIAMSON ROAD IN FRONT OF THE CHECKS CASHED BUSINESS.))


[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke City Police Spokeswoman;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=Checks Cashed business.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officer B-W Hughes was the policeman who struck the vehicle of Officer H-T Farris.
Ally says Officer Hughes was treated and released from Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Roanoke police are investigating the accident.
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[45-11Danville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

Danville police are still looking to catch two suspects in an incident where a man was shot in the face. 18 year old Montae (mon-TAY) Deshaun Jackson was wounded following a disagreement on the two-hundred block of Stuart Street yesterday morning. Jackson was taken to U-V-A Medical center for surgery. The investigation is continuing.

[45-11Gilmore-Plan]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC-13:06]
[GRAPHIC=Gov. Gilmore]

Governor Jim Gilmore says the state budget he presents to the General Assembly on Wednesday will give state employees a two percent pay raise next year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

Also, the Richmond Times Dispatch is reporting that Gilmore will propose to advance the car tax cut from 70 percent to 100 percent in two years, despite a budget deficit nearing a billion dollars. The tax cut was supposed to be fully implemented next year, but Gilmore has already said that won't be possible because of the state's budget woes. Gilmore leaves office on January 12th. Governor-elect Mark Warner has promised to eliminate the tax before his four-year term ends.
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[45-11Community-Store]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC-40:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]

This year the Roanoke Valley's Community Christmas store has proven that GIVING is what Christmas is all about.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The store helped nearly six hundred needy families in the Roanoke Valley this year, a record for the charity.
Each eligible family got the chance to shop for all new items such as toys, clothing, food, and other gifts.
The store was opened Friday and Saturday in the old CVS building at Cave Spring Corners.
This will be the last year the Community Christmas Store operates from that building.
A new location has yet to be found.
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[8-Police-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=accident]


An early- morning collision between two Roanoke City police cars injured a police officer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It happened just before two this morning on Williamson Road.
Authorities say three officers were responding to reports of a possible stolen vehicle from Henry County.
The first responding officer determined that the vehicle was not stolen, and turned around.
But the other two officers kept going.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 0:12:30]
[IN Q=The last officer]

((SHELLY ALLY/ROANOKE CITY POLICE SPOKESWOMAN: THE LAST OFFICER HIT THE SECOND OFFICER IN THE DRIVER'S SIDE, CAUSING BOTH CARS TO FLIP. ONE FLIPPED BACK OVER AND BOTH RESTED ON WILLIAMSON ROAD IN FRONT OF THE CHECKS CASHED BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke City Police Spokeswoman;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=Checks Cashed business.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Officer B-W Hughes was the policeman who struck the vehicle of Officer H-T Farris.
Ally says Officer Hughes was treated and released from Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Roanoke police are investigating the accident.
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[8-11Gilmore-Plan]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC-13:06]
[GRAPHIC=Gov. Gilmore]

Governor Jim Gilmore has high hopes for the state budget he presents to the General Assembly on Wednesday. He says it will give state employees a two percent pay raise next year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

Also, the Richmond Times Dispatch is reporting that Gilmore will propose to advance the car tax cut from 70 percent to 100 percent in two years, despite a budget deficit nearing a billion dollars. The tax cut was supposed to be fully implemented next year, but Gilmore has already said that won't be possible because of the state's budget woes. Gilmore leaves office on January 12th. Governor-elect Mark Warner has promised to eliminate the tax before his four-year term ends.
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[8-Toys-Tots]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC-54:31]
[GRAPHIC=none]

This weekend the Marines took the Roanoke Valley by storm - for a GOOD cause...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The group held its annual "Toy Storm 2001" fundraiser to benefit the Toys for Tots program.
The Marines collected new unwrapped toys for 72 hours straight at the Tanglewood Mall from Friday to Sunday afternoon.
The final tally consisted of nearly five thousand toys.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:56:21; 8:57:47]
[IN Q=It says the community]

((STAFF SGT. BENJAMIN: IT SAYS THE COMMUNITY CARES ABOUT BEING ABLE TO HELP. CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF GIVING AND THE COMMUNITY HAS PROVEN THAT THEY CARE TO DO THAT.)) ((SGT. SPANGLER: WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR AT YOURSELF ON CHRISTMAS MORNING KNOWING SOME CHILD OUT THERE, NEEDY CHILDREN, ITS A GIFT GIVING IS THE TRUE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS.))
[SUPER=01-Staff Sgt. Benjamin; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Spangler; :09]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=spirit of christmas]
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[VO-NAT]


The toys will be distributed to needy kids throughout the Roanoke Valley by the Community Christmas Store and the Salvation Army.
Altogether, the Marines hope to collect more than thirty thousand toys this holiday season.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 12/18/01
Tuesday:

[SUPER=130-/Nettie Franklin/Gretna]



[SUPER=130-15/Lamore' Calloway/Brookneal]



[SUPER=130-16/Scott Gray/Narrows]



[SUPER=130-54/Mickey O'Neal/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-50/Sarah O'Neal/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-5/Shelly Coleman/Bedford]



[SUPER=130-13/Daniel McGinty/Pearisburg]



[SUPER=130-1/Taylor Hairston/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-8/Shannon Allen/Covington]



[SUPER=130-9/Carlton Altizer/Radford]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-57th/Richard & Beulah Kirby/Goshen]



[SUPER=130-11/Hunter Cassada/Axton]



[SUPER=130-7/Nolan Harman/Roanoke]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-17/Chris Mau/Roanoke]pronounced "Mo"


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-53rd/Sim & Elsie Wade/Ferrum]



[SUPER=131-/Tom Tuttle/Glade Hill]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-25th/Tim & Marilyn Powell/Roanoke]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/William & Helen Wright/Penhook]



[SUPER=131-/Yolanda Witcher/Martinsville]



[SUPER=131-/William Wright/Penhook]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-1st./Leon & Joyce Moore/Martinsville]



[SUPER=131-8/Tashawna Walker/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Marshall Henderson/Stewarstville]



[SUPER=131-/Ruby Gates/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Tracy Merricks/Altavista]

[SUPER=131-47/Mike Mau/Roanoke] pronounced "Mo"