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[ANCHOR=Kim]

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Cold temperatures greet you today as you head out and about.
State police also urge caution because of some icy bridges.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more in your holiday forecast, coming up.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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130 people in Clifton Forge are out of a job this Christmas, after Telegate company closed down its directory-assistance center over the weekend. The Texas-based company says it closed the Clifton Forge call center because of the poor economy and a decline in call volume. Meanwhile, the company plans to hire at least 80 additional employees at its Winchester call center, boosting employment there to about 180 people.

[7-11Roanoke-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
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[TAPE#=01-49 TC-1:41:42]
[GRAPHIC=Rke. Regional Airport]

The Roanoke Regional Airport has hit some bumps financially.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Travel is off nearly twenty percent at the airport this holiday season.
Airport officials blame some of the decrease on the public's fear of flying since the September 11th attacks.
The loss of revenue has forced the airport to tighten its purse strings.
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[SOT 12:00:26]
[IN Q=Our finance Director]

((AMANDA DEHAVEN/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: OUR FINANCE DIRECTOR AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HAVE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD TO RECONFIGURING THE BUDGET AND THERE WERE SMALLER CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS INSIDE THE AIRPORT THAT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE DONE THAT WE ARE GOING TO HOLD OFF ON.))
[SUPER=01-Amanda DeHaven/Roanoke Regional Airport]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=hold off on]
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[VO-NAT]


One project that is still a go is the airport's new air control tower.
The airport broke ground on the new 9.2 million dollar tower in September.
It will feature the latest aviation technology and radar equipment.
The project should be completed in 2003.
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[7-Holiday-Sales]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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[GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping]


For shoppers who are still searching for that PERFECT gift - Today is the LAST chance to hit the mall...
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[VO-NAT]


But the holiday rush may be too little, too late for retailers.
Despite big discounts and expensive advertising campaigns, most stores have failed to entice consumers to spend.
Analysts predict holiday sales will rise less than the rate of inflation.
That's the smallest gain in 33 years
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[7-6-Bluegrass]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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For one local man, the recent terrorist attacks on America have envoked enough emotion for him to write a song.
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[SOT]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Ronnie Pegram of Bassett has written a country bluegrass ballad called "Disaster 9-11."
Its a six verse song that recounts the events of the terrorist attacks.
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[SOT 17:24]
[IN Q=Somebody can pick up]

((RONNIE PEGRAM/MUSICIAN: SOMEBODY CAN PICK UP A COPY OF THIS SONG HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW WHEN ITS ALL IN THE HISTORY BOOKS AND ALL OF US WILL BE DEAD AND GONE AND WILL BE ABLE TO FROM JUST READING THE LYRICS OF THE SONG WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Pegram/Musician]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=basically what happened]
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[VO-NAT]


The song is getting airplay on several local radio stations in Martinsville and Galax as well as other country music stations across the country.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
There are reports of some icy patches on bridges, so use extra caution if you're hitting the road for the holiday.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast details, coming up after the news.





[45-Telegate]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Telegate company shut-down its directory-assistance center in Clifton Forge this weekend, forcing 130 people out of work. The Texas-based company says it closed the Clifton Forge call center because of the poor economy and a decline in call volume. Meanwhile, the company plans to hire at least 80 additional employees at its Winchester call center, boosting employment there to about 180 people.

[45-11Roanoke-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC-1:41:42]
[GRAPHIC=Rke. Regional Airport]


The Roanoke Regional Airport is flying into financial turbulence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Travel is off nearly twenty percent at the airport this holiday season.
Airport officials blame some of the decrease on the public's fear of flying since the September 11th attacks.
The loss of revenue has forced the airport to tighten its purse strings.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:00:26]
[IN Q=Our finance Director]

((AMANDA DEHAVEN/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: OUR FINANCE DIRECTOR AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HAVE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD TO RECONFIGURING THE BUDGET AND THERE WERE SMALLER CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS INSIDE THE AIRPORT THAT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE DONE THAT WE ARE GOING TO HOLD OFF ON.))
[SUPER=01-Amanda DeHaven/Roanoke Regional Airport]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=hold off on]
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[VO-NAT]


One project that is still a go is the airport's new air control tower.
The airport broke ground on the new 9.2 million dollar tower in September.
It will feature the latest aviation technology and radar equipment.
The project should be completed in 2003.
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[45-Holiday-Sales]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping]

For procrastinators and last-minute shoppers - Today is YOUR day to get the shopping done,
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[VO-NAT]


But the holiday rush may be too little, too late for retailers.
Despite big discounts and expensive advertising campaigns, most stores have failed to entice consumers to spend.
Analysts predict holiday sales will rise less than the rate of inflation.
That's the smallest gain in 33 years
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[45-11Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC-39:48]
[GRAPHIC=Rke. Dazzle]

The Roanoke Dazzle wants to share their Christmas holiday with you.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


For the first time in decades a professional sports team will play on Christmas Day at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The Dazzle is scheduled to take on the Greenville Groove at 2 o'clock.
Before the game, fans will be treated to a holiday celebration featuring music, games, as well as basketball and cheerleading clinics.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:19:57]
[IN Q=We really think]

((DONNA DANIELS/TEAM PRESIDENT: WE REALLY THINK THAT AFTER YOU'VE OPENED UP YOUR PRESENTS, YOU'VE HAD YOUR BIG MEAL. I THINK YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO SO THIS IS OUR GIFT TO THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Daniels/Team President]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=to the Roanoke Valley]
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[VO-NAT]


The holiday party begins at noon in the exhibit hall of the Roanoke Civic Center.
The event is just for fans who plan to attend the game but you can buy tickets at the box office up until game time.


Also, the pop quartet True Vibe will perform after the game.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Icy patches on bridges have caused a few traffic accidents, so you'll want to be careful.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete Christmas Eve outlook, coming up.





[8-Telegate]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

130 people in Clifton Forge are left jobless after the Telegate company shut-down its directory-assistance center this weekend. The Texas-based company says it closed the Clifton Forge call center because of the poor economy and a decline in call volume. Meanwhile, the company plans to hire at least 80 additional employees at its Winchester call center, boosting employment there to about 180 people.

[8-11Roanoke-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-49 TC-1:41:42]
[GRAPHIC=Rke. Regional Airport]

The Roanoke Regional Airport needs a financial take-- off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Travel is off nearly twenty percent at the airport this holiday season.
Airport officials blame some of the decrease on the public's fear of flying since the September 11th attacks.
The loss of revenue has forced the airport to tighten its purse strings.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:00:26]
[IN Q=Our finance Director]

((AMANDA DEHAVEN/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: OUR FINANCE DIRECTOR AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HAVE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD TO RECONFIGURING THE BUDGET AND THERE WERE SMALLER CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS INSIDE THE AIRPORT THAT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE DONE THAT WE ARE GOING TO HOLD OFF ON.))
[SUPER=01-Amanda DeHaven/Roanoke Regional Airport]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=hold off on]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


One project that is still a go is the airport's new air control tower.
The airport broke ground on the new 9.2 million dollar tower in September.
It will feature the latest aviation technology and radar equipment.
The project should be completed in 2003.
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[8-Holiday-Sales]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping]

Last minute shoppers are making a mad dash to the stores today, buying those last- minute Christmas presents.
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[VO-NAT]


But the holiday rush may be too little, too late for retailers.
Despite big discounts and expensive advertising campaigns, most stores have failed to entice consumers to spend.
Analysts predict holiday sales will rise less than the rate of inflation.
That's the smallest gain in 33 years.
(------------)


[8-11Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC-39:48]
[GRAPHIC=Rke. Dazzle]



The Roanoke Dazzle is throwing a holiday party and you are all invited.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


For the first time in decades a professional sports team will play on Christmas Day at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The Dazzle is scheduled to take on the Greenville Groove at 2 o'clock.
Before the game, fans will be treated to a holiday celebration featuring music, games, as well as basketball and cheerleading clinics.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:19:57]
[IN Q=We really think]

((DONNA DANIELS/TEAM PRESIDENT: WE REALLY THINK THAT AFTER YOU'VE OPENED UP YOUR PRESENTS, YOU'VE HAD YOUR BIG MEAL. I THINK YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO SO THIS IS OUR GIFT TO THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Donna Daniels/Team President]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=to the Roanoke Valley]
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[VO-NAT]


The holiday party begins at noon in the exhibit hall of the Roanoke Civic Center.
The event is just for fans who plan to attend the game but you can buy tickets at the box office up until game time.


Also, the pop quartet True Vibe will perform after the game.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 12/26/01
Wednesday:

[SUPER=130-7/Harley King/Vinton]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-60/Charlotte Akers/Riner]



[SUPER=131-/Wanda Hurt/Roanoke]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Renny & Polly Bowles/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-16/Shannan Chesnut/Buchanan]



[SUPER=131-/Claudine Clark/Martinsville]

[SUPER=131-/Willis Brooks/Penhook]