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[ANCHOR=Kim]

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Winter has arrived and it looks like cold temperatures are here to stay.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend forecast coming up.




[7-11Train-Collision]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The life of a Fincastle man has ended after his car was hit by a train.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

State Police responded to the accident shortly after 9:30 yesterday morning at the Second Avenue crossing. Witnesses say 78 year old George P. Moore Junior met an oncoming van on the single-lane gravel road, and backed up to make way. He then backed up onto the railroad tracks, and into the path of an oncoming train. Moore was taken to Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he died about an hour later of internal injuries. State Police say the train did blow its whistle, and was travelling under the forty-mile-an-hour speed limit.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Moore was a former Trustee of Ferrum College, and had served as director of the Virginia Horse Center Foundation. Funeral services are set for tomorrow.

[7-11Brownlee]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC1:59:02]
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The U-S Attorney's Office in Roanoke usually makes about twice as much money as it spends.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

THIS year the new federal prosecutor wanted to talk about it. John Brownlee just took office. But his predecessor was responsible for taking in almost 9-million dollars in the last fiscal year. That's money collected in fines, forfeitures, restitution and civil enforcement. Though the funds go to Washington, the government shares some of the loot with local law enforcement.
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[SOT 21:13:55]
[IN Q=Aproximately $729,000]

((SHARON BURNHAM/ASSISTANT U. S. ATTORNEY; APPROXIMATELY $729,000 WERE SHARED BACK WITH STATE AND LOCAL AND THE PERCENTAGE WOULD VARY FROM CASE TO CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Burnham/Assistant U. S. Attorney]
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[OUT Q=from case to case.]
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[VO-NAT]

Sometimes the physical assets- -homes and cars, for example- -are seized and turned over to the local sheriff or police departments.
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[7-11Railroad-Retirement]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=dse]
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He hasn't signed on the dotted line yet, but President Bush says he will sign the Railroad Retirement Bill.
The bill increases benefits for surviving spouses of railroad retirees by about 300 dollars a month.
It also cuts payroll taxes for rail companies and allows workers with 30 years of service to retire at age 60, instead of 62.
The House and Senate gave their approval earlier this month, but the White House says because of world events, the President has not yet been able to sign the bill.

[7-11Mville-Parade]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A long awaited holiday parade finally hit the streets yesterday.
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[SOT 4:05:45]

((NAT MUSIC))
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[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF MARCHING BAND PLAYING]
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[VO-NAT]


The City of Martinsville finally held its annual Christmas parade in downtown last night.
Rainy weather forced organizers to postpone the event twice.
This year's parade took on a racing theme to honor the area's long involvement in the sport.
This was also the last year you'll see the Laurel Park and Fieldale Collinsville High school marching bands.
Both schools are scheduled to close next year.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......We are in for a cool and breezy day, with a little bit of sunshine. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast right after the news.





[45-11Train-Collision]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC1:03:06]
[GRAPHIC=Train Accident]


Funeral services have been set for a prominent Fincastle man. The man died after his car was hit by a train.
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[VO-NAT - :29]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

State Police responded to the accident shortly after 9:30 yesterday morning at the Second Avenue crossing. Witnesses say 78 year old George P. Moore Junior met an oncoming van on the single-lane gravel road, and backed up to make way. He then backed up onto the railroad tracks, and into the path of an oncoming train. Moore was taken to Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he died about an hour later of internal injuries. State Police say the train did blow its whistle, and was travelling under the forty-mile-an-hour speed limit.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Moore was a former Trustee of Ferrum College, and had served as director of the Virginia Horse Center Foundation. Funeral services are set for tomorrow.

[45-11Railroad-Retirement]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
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The PEN is poised and ready--
President Bush says he will sign the Railroad Retirement Bill.
The bill increases benefits for surviving spouses of railroad retirees by about 300 dollars a month.
It also cuts payroll taxes for rail companies and allows workers with 30 years of service to retire at age 60, instead of 62.
The House and Senate gave their approval earlier this month, but the White House says because of world events, the President has not yet been able to sign the bill.

[45-11Gun-Locks]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Yesterday, Shoppers at Valley View Mall were given a gift that COULD be a life-saver.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Project HomeSafe along with local and state law enforcement handed out free gun locks at the mall.
Parents were also encouraged to take a gun safety pledge with their children.
More than one thousand gun locks were available.
The project's stop in Roanoke is part of a fourteen day state tour.
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[45-Cave-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The efforts of some students at a local school paid off yesterday. They've spent the last week working hard to give back to their community.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The Student Council at Cave Spring High School gathered more than seven thousand cans of food as part of its annual holiday food drive.
Yesterday, the food was delivered to the Roanoke Salvation Army.
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[SOT 17:05:08]
[IN Q=I think it's great]

((BETSY JAMES/SCA TREASURER: I THINK IT'S GREAT FOR OUR STUDENTS TO SHOW THE ACTUAL POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES THEY BRING TO THE COMMUNITY.)) ((MARTHA COBBLE/CAVE SPRING PRINCIPAL: OUR THEME THIS YEAR HAS BEEN TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND IN EVERYTHING THAT WE DO AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW OUR KIDS HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP NEEDY PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Betsy James/SCA Treasurer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Martha Cobble/Cave Spring Principal; :13]
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[OUT Q=in our community]
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[VO-NAT]


A free breakfast was offered to the class with the most cans and the best dressed donation box.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... The holiday weekend begins with sunny skies and cool temperatures.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will has details, later in the forecast.





[8-11Brownlee]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC1:59:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The U-S Attorney's Office in Roanoke makes about twice as much money as it spends. At least, that's typically the case.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

THIS year the new federal prosecutor wanted to talk about it. John Brownlee just took office. But his predecessor was responsible for taking in almost 9-million dollars in the last fiscal year. That's money collected in fines, forfeitures, restitution and civil enforcement. Though the funds go to Washington, the government shares some of the loot with local law enforcement.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:13:55]
[IN Q=Aproximately $729,000]

((SHARON BURNHAM/ASSISTANT U. S. ATTORNEY; APPROXIMATELY $729,000 WERE SHARED BACK WITH STATE AND LOCAL AND THE PERCENTAGE WOULD VARY FROM CASE TO CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Burnham/Assistant U. S. Attorney]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=from case to case.]
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[VO-NAT]

Sometimes the physical assets- -homes and cars, for example- -are seized and turned over to the local sheriff or police departments.
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[8-11Holiday-Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC23:09]
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National figures show that the September Eleventh attacks are having a lingering effect on the economy...even this Christmas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


But, you might not know it if you were shopping at Tanglewood Mall yesterday.
The parking lot was full of cars and the stores were crowded with shoppers... many of who say this Christmas will have a healing effect after the attacks on America.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It makes]

((TERESA NICELY: IT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER TO SPEND MONEY. AND GIVE TO PEOPLE. THAT'S WHAT THE WHOLE THING IS ALL ABOUT, CHRISTMAS IS GIVING TO OTHER PEOPLE AND IT MAKES YOU FEEL HAPPY.))
[SUPER=01-Teresa Nicely/Holiday Shopper]
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[OUT Q=feel happy.]
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[VO-NAT]


America's Research Group says stores can expect a boom in sales following Christmas with one of the most discounted shopping periods in the last twenty years.
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[8-11Colleges]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rca]
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Virginia Tech is doing the math on Governor Gilmore's final budget proposal - trying to figure out how it will affect the university.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Spokesman Larry Hincker says to meet the cuts there may have to be reductions in Tech's faculty and education quality.
He says proposed cuts for Tech translate into 5-million dollars for the current year and as much as 20-million for the first year of the new budget.
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[IN Q=BUDGET REDUCTIONS]

((LARRY HINCKER/TECH SPOKESMAN; BUDGET REDUCTIONS OF THIS MAGNITUDE SIMPLY CANNOT BE PICKED UP WITH TUITION INCREASES ONE WE WOULDN'T WANT TO DO IT TO OUR STUDENTS, TWO, THE KINDS THE SIZE OF THE INCREASE THAT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO OFFSET REDUCTIONS OF THIS SIZE WOULD BASICALLY PRICE US OUT OF THE MARKET. ))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=OUT OF THE MARKET]
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[VO-NAT]

Hincker says the University is hoping the budget situation will change for the better....once the General Assembly and Governor-elect Mark Warner get involved. Hincker says if changes to meet cuts become necessary, decisions would be announced within 2 to 4 months.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 12/22/01
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-17/Stacey Toliver/Penhook]



[SUPER=130-8/Brandon Holland/Rocky Mount]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-34th/Bill & Carolyn Fizer/Blue Ridge]



[SUPER=130-6/Kevin Van Ness/Natural Bridge Station]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Genny Matherly/Snow Creek]

[SUPER=131-/Marlene Warren/Rocky Mount]