[Flight-Diverted]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sunday Morning]


Tense moments aboard an American Airlines Jetliner last night --when a man tries to ignite something inside his shoe.
While the man was taken into custody -- the incident has officials questioning the need for another broad warning to Americans.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=After a might scare in the air]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Kinton/Massachusetts Port Authority; :30]
[SUPER=01-Nicholas Green/Passenger; :36]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Drew Levinson CBS New York]

((After a mighty scare in the air--federal authorities in Boston questioned passengers on board an American Airlines Jet well into the night.
The Paris to Miami fight with 197 people on board was diverted to Boston's Logan International Airport.
It was escorted by two F-15 fighter jets like this one to Logan Internatonal airport.
Airport authorities say flight attendants and fellow passengers subdued a man--identified as Richard Reid after he lit a match and tried to light his shoe.

(SOT THOMAS KINTON/MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY)


"THEY SAW WHAT THIS INDIVIDUAL WAS ATTEMPTING TO DO AND LITTERALLY TACKLED THE INDIVIDUAL"

(SOT NICHOLAS GREEN, PASSENGER)

"AND WE TIED HIM UP WITH BELTS AND WIRE. AND A COUPLE OF DOCTORS GAVE HIM AN INJECTION"
Kinton said inside that shoe there appeared to be a detonator wire and substances consistent with the explosive C-4

(SOT KINTON)


"WE DID AN X-RAY OF THE SHOES ON BOARD AND THE SHOES, BOTH SHOES APPEARED TO HAVE WIRES AND OTHER THINGS CONTAINED IN THEM. AT THIS POINT WE THEN SET UP A REMOVAL BOMB TEAM OF THE SHOES AND ISOLATED THEM ON THE AIR FIELD AND DISRUPTED THEM"
Authorities believe Reid's British passport--that was issued three weeks ago is bogus.

(STANDUP: )


EVER SINCE THE TWIN TOWERS TRAGEDY HERE IN NY--AMERICA'S AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS HAVE BEEN ON HIGH ALERT--AN EVEN THOUGH REID BOARDED THE PLANE IN PARIS--THERE ARE STILL ARE GOING TO QUESTIONS HOW HE GOT BY THE METAL DETECTORS.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Contrary to early speculation the man was NOT of Middle Eastern decent.[War-Update]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Enduring Freedom]


A Pentagon official says investigators have been sent into Afghanistan to determine whether U-S warplanes mistakenly destroyed a convoy of Afghan tribal leaders on Friday.
More than 60 people were reported killed and 40 wounded.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kabul, Afghanistan]


Meanwhile --Afghanistan's interim prime minister holds his first cabinet meeting after being sworn-in yesterday.
Hamid Karzai (CAR-ZY) faces lots of challenges during his six month term. Top on the agenda -- rebuilding the nation and helping the millions of starving and displaced people.
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[11Boty-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC-49:01]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Virginia State Police are investigating an accident in Botetourt County that injured four people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Police say a car pulling into the Greenway Restaurant parking lot on Route 11 was struck by a car traveling in the northbound lanes at about 5:30 yesterday evening. One person was taken away by lifeguard Ten, and three others were taken away by ambulance. All four were treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police say charges are pending.
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[11Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC-1:15:13]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire heavily damaged a building in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Authorities responded to the fire around 4-o'clock yesterday afternoon. Fire officials say the fire started in the upper level, and did not spread extensively to the restaurant on the bottom floor. So far there is no word on the extent of damages, or the cause of the fire.
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[Internet-Crime]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Roanoke City Police Department is cracking down on Internet crime. A cyber unit was created in October to cut down on the increasing number of internet crimes. Roanoke City Police are now asking residents to help the unit by calling and emailing tips of scams, suspicious emails or any other kind of internet crime.

[11Festival-Trees]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC-38:46]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Tomorrow's the last day to see a popular holiday tradition in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The 19th annual Festival of Trees continues at the Emporium in downtown Roanoke.
This year's festival features 24 trees decorated by area charities and children's groups.
Money raised from this event will help benefit programs sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Roanoke.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:47]
[IN Q=We have the Mental Health]

((ELLEN WEINMAN/ROANOKE'S MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: WE HAVE THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION COLLABORATIVE WHICH IS AN ON-GOING CLINIC. WE HAVE VOLUNTEER PYSCHIATRISTS AND COUNSELOR'S WHO COME IN AND WORK WITH FOLKS THAT HAVE MENTAL ILLNESSES AND NEED COUNSELING BUT EITHER DON'T QUALIFY FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE OR DON'T HAVE INSURANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Ellen Weinman/Mental Health Association;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=have insurance]
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[VO-NAT]


Last year, the group raised nearly thirty thousand dollars.
You can see the Festival of Trees one last time on Christmas Eve.
It will be open until 4:30 on the third floor of the Emporium.
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(toss to weather)


[Economy]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Retailers are slashing prices to lure in holiday shoppers.
But has it increased sales?
Alexis Christoforous has the answer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT5:05:23]
[IN Q=]



[SUPER=01-Lorine Wallace/Shopper; :09]
[SUPER=01-Jessica Kopito/Shopper; :18]
[SUPER=01-Kurt Barnard/Barnard's Retail Trend Report; :28]
[SUPER=01-Anne Keating/Bloomingdale's; :43]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :55]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Liebmann/WSL Strategic Retail President; 1:30]
[RUNS=2:03]
[OUT Q=CBS MARKETWATCH NEW YORK]

(((NARR 1) It has been a ho-hum holiday shopping season. Consumers are reluctant to spend...

(SOT/MOS)



(Lorine Wallace/Shopper)

We had the world trade, that sort of took the spirit away a little bit and I'm trying not to overspend, as I always do.

(Jessica Kopito/Shopper)

I'm unemployed, so it's definitely had an impact on my holiday spending

(NARR 2)

So stores are slashing prices to get their registers ringing.

(NATSOT Cash register)
(SOT/Kurt Barnard/Barnard's Retail Trend Report)

The only thing that gets consumers to spend these days is a price tag that is clearly and recognizable an off the wall bargain.

(NARR 3)

Many image-conscious retailers that have never resorted to coupons before ... are now giving them out.

(SOT/Anne Keating/Bloomingdale's)

I think the sales and anything that offers extra value to our customer has increased the traffic and has increased the sales in all our stores

(SOT/Barnard)

All this business of coupons is essentially a kind of act of desperation.

(STANDUP/Alexis Christoforous)

The holiday season typically generates 25 percent of annual store sales... but a weak economy, massive layoffs and tight-fisted consumers are forcing retailers to act agressively to move their merchandise.

(SOT/Barnard)

Can they make a profit? With great difficulty.

(NARR 4)

Mall sales are down three percent for the holiday season to date.... Jewelry sales are down 7 percent... Apparel sales are off more than 5 percent... Even toy sales are hurting.. falling 5 percent. Consumers are buying home entertainment items... up nearly 7 percent.

(SOT//Wendy Liebmann/President, WSL Strategic Retail)

They're buying a lot for the home, really to create that sense of family and security, that Norman Rockwell type christmas that we always hoped for for the 21st century.

(NATBREAK)



(NARR 5)

Last minute shoppers typically provide the biggest chunk of revenue of the season. But they probably won't put their purchases on credit cards.

(SOT/Barnard)

Today people pay cash because they are deep in debt to their credit cards already.

(NARR 6)

And so while many retailers might end up in the red this holiday season... fewer consumers will be digging themselves out of debt. AC, CBS Marketwatch, New York.))



[1112th-District]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC-14:54]
[GRAPHIC=Special Election]


On January 8-th, voters will elect a new delegate in the 12th district.
The special election is needed after Creigh(Cree) Deeds won a seat earlier this week in the Virginia Senate.
Justin McLeod tells us who's running and why this race will receive statewide attention.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New Castle; :00]
[SUPER=@justin1; :39]
[SUPER=01-Larry Linkous/(R) 12th House District Candidate; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Jim Shuler/(D) 12th House District Candidate; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Craig County]

((((NAT SOUND OF COUNTING VOTES))
Saturday afternoon, Republicans gathered in Craig County to choose its candidate for the 12th district.
Larry Linkous and Thomas DeBusk were both seeking the nomination.
In the end, Linkous came out on top.
[SOT 10:59:55]
[IN Q=Its going to be]

((LARRY LINKOUS/(R) 12th HOUSE DISTRICT CANDIDATE: ITS GOING TO BE AN UPHILL BATTLE. I KNOW THAT FROM GOING IN.))
[Runs= 03]
[OUT Q=going in]


The uphill battle will be to defeat likely Democratic candidate Jim Shuler.
He represented Blacksburg for eight-years before losing in November in the re-drawn 7th district.
Shuler has since moved back to Blacksburg and plans to run in the 12th district which goes from Blacksburg to Bath County.
[SOT 11:02:42]
[IN Q=This race will most]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THIS RACE WILL MOST LIKELY GET STATEWIDE ATTENTION. THAT'S BECAUSE A REPUBLICAN VICTORY COULD POSSIBLY GIVE THE HOUSE ENOUGH VOTES TO OVERIDE A VETO BY GOVERNOR ELECT MARK WARNER.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=elect Mark Warner]

((NAT SOUND OF LINKOUS TALKING AT PODIUM))
Linkous says his priorities will be education especially the budget cuts slated for Virginia Tech.
Shuler plans to also focus on education as well as healthcare.
The candidates have just two weeks to get their message out to the voters.
[SOT 10:59:35]
[IN Q=Its terrible time]

((LARRY LINKOUS: ITS A TERRIBLE TIME. NOBODY WANTS TO THINK ABOUT POLITICS DURING THE HOLIDAYS AND I CAN'T SAY I BLAME THEM. BUT WE NEED THEM, WE NEED THEM TO THINK POLITICS NOW, TELL THEIR FRIENDS AND GET OUT AND VOTE.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=out and vote]


Shuler told News 7 on Thursday he too is ready for the challenge.
[SOT TAPE 01-57 TC 36:02]
[IN Q=That's a short]

((JIM SCHULER/(D) 12TH HOUSE DISTRICT CANDIDATE: THAT'S A SHORT TWO TO THREE WEEK PERIOD OF TIME TO RUN AN ELECTION AND IT IS AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF EFFORT TO TRY TO DO WHAT IS NEEDED TO BE DONE BETWEEN NOW AND THEN, I'M UP FOR IT, I'M READY FOR IT.))
[Runs= 16]
[OUT Q=ready for it]


Voters will make their decision January 8th.

Justin McLeod, News 7, Craig County.))[11Harrison-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC-24:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Kwanzaa begins on Wednesday.
Some people participated in a workshop yesterday at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[INQ=nat sound of drums]
[RUNS=5]
[OUTQ=nat sound of drums]
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[VO-NAT - :13]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Kwanzaa is a celebration signifying the first fruits of the harvest. The holiday was founded in the sixties to emphasize that the values learned in agriculture are vital to building a strong and wholesome community.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 1:19:41]
[IN Q=Kwanzaa celebration is a celebrations]

((ALETHA BOLDEN/HARRISON MUSEUM DIRECTOR; KWANZAA CELEBRATION IS A CELEBRATION OF THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES AFRICAN PRINCIPLES, SPECIFICALLY EACH PRINCIPLE IS CELEBRATED EVERY DAY, AND AGAIN EVERY DAY FAMILIES SHOULD TAKE THAT PRINCIPLE AND INCORPORATE THAT INTO THEIR DAILY LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Aletha Bolden/Harrison Museum Director;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=incorporate that into their daily life.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :05+]

Kwanzaa officially begins on December 26th and runs until the first of the year.
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[11Outback-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC-1:59:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some toys for needy kids in the area got some extra protection yesterday.
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[VO-NAT - :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A Brinks armored truck was collecting for the Salvation Army's Toys for Tots campaign at the Outback Steakhouse on Franklin Road. One of the volunteers in the program says this year it's twice as nice to give.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 12:56]
[IN Q=It's been a tough year...]

((LARRY MCIVOR; IT'S BEEN A TOUGH YEAR, ESPECIALLY SINCE SEPTEMBER, WITH THE TRAGEDY WE HAD IN OUR STATE, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GIVING A LOT.SO AROUND CHRISTMAS TIME IT MAKES IT TWICE AS SPECIAL THIS YEAR TO GIVE.))
[SUPER=07-Larry McIvor;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=as special this year to give.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :08+]

The toys collected yesterday and throughout the Toys-for-Tots campaign will be distributed to needy kids throughout the Roanoke Valley.
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[2-SHOT] [Tease 2 ]

[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sun-AM]
[WRITER=RCA]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]


A local couple is working to provide a college education for children directly affected by the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Jeff and Harriet Price are setting up a scholarship to help students afford Radford University. In this week's Virginia Profile, New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has more on their efforts to make a difference.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]



[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=IN AMERICA WE HAVE]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Price/Radford University Alumnus; : 00]
[SUPER=03-Radford; : 14]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Radford.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:54:25]
[IN Q=IN AMERICA]

((JEFF PRICE/RADFORD UNIVERSITY ALUMNUS; IN AMERICA WE HAVE THE AMERICAN DREAM AND ITS A COLLEGE EDUCATION AND I THINK THAT A LOT OF THESE FAMILIES BECAUSE OF THESE ATTACKS ARE NOT GOING TO ACHIEVE THE AMERICAN DREAM.))
[OUT Q=THE AMERICAN DREAM]

Not if Jeff Price can help it. The Radford University graduate has set up a scholarship at his alma matter. Price and his wife wanted to help.
(///// SOT /////) (COVER)
[SOT 13:38:39]
[IN Q=the more]

((JEFF PRICE/RADFORD UNIVERSITY ALUMNI; THE MORE WE SAW PEOPLE TRYING TO REACH OUT TO DO THINGS WE WANTED TO DO OUR PART.))
[OUT Q=DO OUR PART.]

They decided to focus on the kids...an immediate thought since the pair has two young children.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:37:23]
[IN Q=in our hearts]

((JEFF PRICE/RADFORD UNIVERSITY ALUMNI; IN OUR HEARTS WE WERE SO CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THESE KIDS AFTER THESE FAMILIES WERE DEVASTATED.))
[OUT Q=WERE DEVASTATED.]

The scholarship is in conjunction with the RU Foundation. Students will go through the normal application process and apply separately for the scholarship.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:38:12]
[IN Q=if something]

((JEFF PRICE/RADFORD UNIVERSITY ALUMNI; IF SOMETHING WAS AFFECTED BY SEPTEMBER 11TH YOU CAN COME TO RADFORD AND HAVE A SCHOLARSHIP AS LONG AS YOU MEET THE GUIDELINES.))
[OUT Q=MEET THE GUIDELINES]

Recipients will get a stipend towards their education. Price says the fund is endowed to be available for years to come.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:07:23]
[IN Q=i think]

((I THINK WE LIVE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES AND I THINK THAT EVERYONE OUGHT TO REACH OUT TO HELP EVERYBODY BOTH EMOTIONALLY AND FINANCIALLY.))
[OUT Q=FINANIALLY.]

The couple says what they're looking forward to most is meeting the children, spending time with them and hearing their stories. The first scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2002.

Rachel Cannon, News 7, Radford.))[Christmas-Clubs]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping]


[JOY 1-SHOT PERFORMANCE SET] It's no secret that Christmas shopping sometimes puts a pinch in your pocketbook. That's why many banks offer Christmas Club accounts. Here to talk about the club accounts is Michael Beavers with First National Exchange Bank. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Michael Beavers/First National Exchange Bank]



FIRST, TELL ME WHAT EXACTLY IS A CHRISTMAS CLUB?
WHY ARE THEY BENEFICIAL?
NOW, MANY BANKS - ESPECIALLY NATIONAL CHAINS - DON'T OFFER CHRISTMAS CLUBS ANYMORE. WHY DO YOU THINK THAT IS?
THEN WHY DO YOU OFFER THEM?
WHY DO YOU HAVE TO GET THEM ABOUT A YEAR IN ADVANCE? Thank you so much for joining us this morning -
[JOY ONE SHOT] And this is just one way you can take a little stress out of holiday shopping.
[Joy reads sports from Performance set][2-BIRTHDAYS!] 12/24/01
Monday:

[SUPER=130-69/Lena Jordan/Gretna]



[SUPER=130-/Herman Brown, Jr./Saxe]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-16th/Herman & Lorraine Brown/Saxe] NOTE: Please use picture #2 with this picture.



[SUPER=130-83/Opal Rowan/Eagle Rock]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-30th/Glenn & Barbara Hall/Vernon Hill]



[SUPER=130-/Carla Smith/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=130-3/Brandon Blackburn/Glasgow]



[SUPER=130-/Kara Broughman/Covington]



[SUPER=130-9/Kelsey Felts/Bristol]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Cindy Jones/Greensboro, NC]



[SUPER=131-/LeAnn Oakes/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Heather Adams/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Joe & Delsie Oakes/Figsboro]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Creed & Claudine Law/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Regina Bonds/Bedford]



12/25/01
Christmas Day!

[SUPER=130-/Clois Tabor/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-19/Stacy McGuire/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-3/Alex Bradford/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-1/Madison Hannah/Roanoke]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-21st/Clifton & Brendan Gunn/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-5/Brittany Taylor/Ridgeway]


Double WOW!
[SUPER=130-102/Pearl Sheppard/Salem]


WEEKEND DINER'S VERY OWN!
[SUPER=130-25/Brent Watts/Roanoke]


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[SUPER=131-/Teresa Campbell/Chatham]


[SUPER=131-/Douglas & Wanda Witcher/Rocky Mount] Anniversary: