[Diverted-Plane]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


A court appearance is scheduled this morning for the man accused of trying to light his shoes on fire aboard a Boeing 767 over the weekend.
Jamie Colby reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
[SUPER=01-Peter Ensink/Flight 63 Passenger;]
[SUPER=01-Leandro Bolanos/Flight 63 Passenger;]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Colby/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=Jamie Colby, for CBS News.]

((
AS AMERICANS TRAVEL BY AIR THIS CHRISTMAS EVE, THE NATION'S AIRPORTS ARE CHECKING FOR POSSIBLE EXPLOSIVES -- NOT ONLY INSIDE PASSENGERS' BAGS -- BUT INSIDE THEIR SHOES AS WELL.
THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION ORDERED THE ALERT ... AFTER THE F-B-I CONFIRMED EXPLOSIVES WERE INSIDE THE SNEAKERS THAT A MAN TRIED TO IGNITE ... WHILE ABOARD AN AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT FROM PARIS TO MIAMI.
THE SUSPECT -- WHO WAS CARRYING A BRITISH PASSPORT BEARING THE NAME RICHARD REID -- IS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN A MASSACHUSETTS FEDERAL COURT TODAY. MEANWHILE, INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHO HE IS.

(GRAPHIC)


FRENCH AUTHORITIES SAY HE'S NOT RICHARD REID. THEY IDENTIFIED HIM AS A SRI LANKAN, WHOSE NAME MAY BE TARIQ RAJA.
SCOTLAND YARD BELIEVES HE IS A BRITISH NATIONAL.

(NAT)


FRENCH POLICE ARE ALSO INVESTIGATING HOW THE 6-FOOT-4 PASSENGER -- WHO HAD NO LUGGAGE -- MANAGED TO PASS THROUGH SECURITY CHECKPOINTS ON SATURDAY ... EVEN THOUGH HE WAS NOT ALLOWED TO BOARD THE SAME AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT JUST THE DAY BEFORE.
THE PLANE WAS DIVERTED TO BOSTON ... AFTER PASSENGERS AND CREW SUBDUED THE MAN.

(SOTS)
(PETER ENSINK, FLT 63 PASSENGER)

I HEARD A SHOUT AND THE STEWARDESS SAID SHE HAD GOTTEN BITTEN...SOME GUY IN THE BACK WHO WAS TRYING TO LIGHT HIS SHOES.

(LEANDRO BOLANOS, FLT 63 PASSENGER)

I SAW SMOKE COMING OUT OF HIS HAND. AND THEY TOOK MATCHES OUT OF HIS HAND. I THINK THEY WERE MATCHES, AND FROM THEN ON THEY JUST HELD HIM DOWN AND TIED HIM DOWN WITH WHATEVER THEY COULD.
RIGHT NOW THE SUSPECT IS CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING THE FLIGHT CREW. HE COULD GET 20 YEARS IN PRISON IF CONVICTED.
I'M JAMIE COLBY, FOR CBS NEWS.


))

[Telegate]


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


The Telegate company shut-down its directory-assistance center in Clifton Forge this weekend, putting 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.

[11Roanoke-Airport]


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


The Roanoke Regional Airport is experiencing a little turbulence financially.
(------------)
[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.
(------------)



[Olympic-Torch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Giuliani]


The honors just keep coming for New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Over the weekend, "Time Magazine" announced Giuliani would be its "Person of the Year."
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


And last night, thousands of people lined the streets of New York to watch Giuliani carry the Olympic torch into Rockefeller Center.
Before that, the Olympic torch paused for a brief, but solemn ceremony aboard a ferry in front of the Statue of Liberty.
14- people passed the torch from one to another -- police officers, firefighters and relatives of those who died September eleventh.
(------------)


[Holiday-Sales]


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


In business news this morning, procrastinators are making a mad dash to the stores today, buying those last- minute Christmas presents.
(------------)
[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.
(------------)


[1st-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ckor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


It will be an abbreviated week for stock trading. U-S financial markets will close early today. Stock trading will end at 1 p-m Eastern time for the holiday.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS MONDAY THE 24TH OF DECEMBER...
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING.
-------------------------


DON'T LOOK FOR A HEAVY TRADING DAY ON WALL STREET ON THIS CHRISTMAS EVE DAY.
-------------------------


COCA-COLA HAD PURCHASED TECHNOLOGY FROM IBM THAT WILL MAKE THE SOFT DRINK LEADER ONE OF THE FIRST COMPANIES TO MOVE ITS ENTIRE ADVERTISING AND BRAND HISTORY TO AN ONLINE DIGITAL MEDIA ARCHIVE.
COKE SAYS THE CUSTOM-DESIGNED TECHNOLOGY WILL CONTAIN ABOUT 9,000 GRAPHICAL IMAGES, 7,000 TEXT DOCUMENTS AND 25,000 CORPORATE VIDEOS AND TELEVISION ADS, INCLUDING THE FAMOUS 1970S-ERA OCA-COLA HILLTOP'' COMMERCIAL THAT FEATURED THE 'D LIKE TO BUY THE WORLD A COKE'' JINGLE.
-------------------------


AN ANALYST AT US BANCORP PIPER JAFFRAY SAYS THAT HE THINKS THE ADVERTISING MARKET, FACING ITS WORST SLUMP IN RECENT HISTORY, HAS SEEN THE WORST AND SOME STABILITY IS ENTERING THE MARKET.
HE SAYS THAT
"WHILE NO ONE IS RUSHING TO SPEND MORE ON ADVERTISING, THE ADVERTISERS ARE ALSO A LITTLE NERVOUS ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY HAVE CUT THEIR BUDGETS AND IF THEY WILL LOSE MARKET SHARE SHOULD AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY START NEXT YEAR,".
--------------------------


FOUR TOP CHINESE PERSONAL COMPUTER MAKERS WILL BUNDLE ALL NEW HOME PCS WITH MICROSOFT'S NEW X-P OPERATING SYSTEM.
THE DECISION COULD HELP MICROSOFT CURTAIL LOST REVENUES IN CHINA, WHERE MORE THAN 90 PERCENT OF THE SOFTWARE INSTALLED ON COMPUTERS WAS PIRATED LAST YEAR.
--------------------------



AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

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[11Biz-Review]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=BizReview]
[GRAPHIC=Biz Rev]


In business news this week, we found out how Buena Vista manages to avoid economic crisis, AND how Governor Gilmore plans to solve state budget problems.
Jennifer Miele has more in this week's News 7 Business Review.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Music/Graphics]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;:10]
[SUPER=@gilmore;:33]
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/Governor-elect;:41]
[SUPER=01-Glen Picklsimer/Holiday Shopper;:1:13]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=I'm Jennifer Miele]

((
[TAPE#=01-56 TC27:57]


This week in review... How Do they do it? Rockbridge County has avoided layoffs plaguing the rest of the state.
At Career Cafe outside Buena Vista they celebrate and share success stories about finding jobs.
[INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]

[TAPE#=501-5 1:37:40]


Governor Gilmore wants to raid the state's "Rainy Day Fund" and its transportation fund to close his spending gap.

He says he's handing Govenor-Elect Mark Warner a fiscally sound budget.
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=We're leaving]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE BUDGET HAS BEEN SOUNDLY AND RESPONSIBLY BALANCED AND WE'RE LEAVING OUR SUCCESSOR IN A VERY ADVANTAGEOUS POSITION.)) [RUNS09] ((GOV.-ELECT MARK WARNER: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO TIGHTEN OUR BELTS. THERE WILL BE CUTS, THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE AN EASY PROCESS, THERE WILL BE PAIN.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=have made it worse.]


[INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC22:01]


Retailers say clothing is the gift of choice this year... patriotic clothing at that.
But flag-driven sales likely won't be enough to pull up revenue numbers.
Roanoke County reports an October sales tax revenue decline of 14 thousand dollars compared to last year.
Still, Roanoker's say spending money this holiday season just makes them feel better.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, I]

((GLEN PICKELSIMER: WELL, I THINK I'M MORE EXCITED TO BE AROUND MY FAMILY NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE THIS CHRISTMAS PROBABLY MORE THAN I DID IN THE PAST. YEAH, I GUESS I'M CLOSER TO MY FAMILY NO I THINK ABOUT IT. IT HAS AFFECTED ME THAT WAY.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=that way.]


The Dow gained 50 points to ten-thousand-35, and the Nasdaq composite went up 27 to 19-45.))





[11Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Fdback]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Feedback]


The problems facing the Henry County school system, and a chain of nursing homes, are the topics in News 7's Feedback.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has a look at this week's viewer mail.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=closing animation]

((A viewer in Ridgeway (Sid Helms) says the Henry County school board is moving too fast as it faces a huge budget shortfall.
"I, as a voter and a taxpayer of Henry County, am very, very, very disappointed in the vote by the Henry County School board to close Laurel Park and Fieldale-Collinsville high schools. I will, however, commend the board for voting to retain Irisburg Elementary School, which is a very, very sound decision...If we are in a budget crisis, have our local and state representatives requested emergency funding from the Governor, both out-going and in-coming?...What other emergency measures have been discussed, staff reductions, salary/pay reductions..."
The sentence handed nursing home developer William Cranwell for defrauding the federal government included NO prison time, which outraged a viewer from Vinton (Mike Perry.)
"The judge gives William Cranwell probation after STEALING 1.7 million dollars of TAXPAYERS' money???...Perhaps the Judge was trying to reinforce the old notion that "white collar crime" really DOES pay."
If you'd like to comment on issues of public concern and interest, here's where to send a letter...a fax...or an email note.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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[2-Diverted-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


Federal aviation officials are ordering airlines and airports to guard against passengers who might board a plane with explosives hidden in their shoes.
That's in response to Saturday's incident aboard a Paris-to-Miami flight.
Jamie Colby reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
[SUPER=01-Peter Ensink/Flight 63 Passenger;]
[SUPER=01-Leandro Bolanos/Flight 63 Passenger;]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Colby/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=Jamie Colby, for CBS News.]

((
AS AMERICANS TRAVEL BY AIR THIS CHRISTMAS EVE, THE NATION'S AIRPORTS ARE CHECKING FOR POSSIBLE EXPLOSIVES -- NOT ONLY INSIDE PASSENGERS' BAGS -- BUT INSIDE THEIR SHOES AS WELL.
THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION ORDERED THE ALERT ... AFTER THE F-B-I CONFIRMED EXPLOSIVES WERE INSIDE THE SNEAKERS THAT A MAN TRIED TO IGNITE ... WHILE ABOARD AN AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT FROM PARIS TO MIAMI.
THE SUSPECT -- WHO WAS CARRYING A BRITISH PASSPORT BEARING THE NAME RICHARD REID -- IS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN A MASSACHUSETTS FEDERAL COURT TODAY. MEANWHILE, INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHO HE IS.

(GRAPHIC)


FRENCH AUTHORITIES SAY HE'S NOT RICHARD REID. THEY IDENTIFIED HIM AS A SRI LANKAN, WHOSE NAME MAY BE TARIQ RAJA.
SCOTLAND YARD BELIEVES HE IS A BRITISH NATIONAL.

(NAT)


FRENCH POLICE ARE ALSO INVESTIGATING HOW THE 6-FOOT-4 PASSENGER -- WHO HAD NO LUGGAGE -- MANAGED TO PASS THROUGH SECURITY CHECKPOINTS ON SATURDAY ... EVEN THOUGH HE WAS NOT ALLOWED TO BOARD THE SAME AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT JUST THE DAY BEFORE.
THE PLANE WAS DIVERTED TO BOSTON ... AFTER PASSENGERS AND CREW SUBDUED THE MAN.

(SOTS)
(PETER ENSINK, FLT 63 PASSENGER)

I HEARD A SHOUT AND THE STEWARDESS SAID SHE HAD GOTTEN BITTEN...SOME GUY IN THE BACK WHO WAS TRYING TO LIGHT HIS SHOES.

(LEANDRO BOLANOS, FLT 63 PASSENGER)

I SAW SMOKE COMING OUT OF HIS HAND. AND THEY TOOK MATCHES OUT OF HIS HAND. I THINK THEY WERE MATCHES, AND FROM THEN ON THEY JUST HELD HIM DOWN AND TIED HIM DOWN WITH WHATEVER THEY COULD.
RIGHT NOW THE SUSPECT IS CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING THE FLIGHT CREW. HE COULD GET 20 YEARS IN PRISON IF CONVICTED.
I'M JAMIE COLBY, FOR CBS NEWS.
))

[2-Holiday-Sales]


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


This is, of course, the last shopping day before Christmas--
(------------)
[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
(------------)


[11Dazzle]


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


The Roanoke Dazzle is throwing a holiday party and you are all invited.
(------------)
[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]
(------------)
[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.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Wall Street gets back to work today for a short trading session.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=Marketwatch New York]

((GOOD MORNING....

THOSE RETURNING TO WALL STREET WON'T BE AROUND LONG MONDAY----BECAUSE OF
CHRISTMAS EVE---THE MARKETS WILL CLOSE 3 HOURS EARLY.....


STOCKS RALLIED FRIDAY IN A DAY OF MIXED ECONOMIC NEWS...
ESS=closing dow


THE DOW SWEPT BACK PAST THE TEN THOUSAND MARK AS THE BLUE CHIP INDEX GAINED 50 POINTS...

ESS=closing nasdaq


THE NASDAQ TACKED ON 27 POINTS...

ONCAM=ED


STOCKS MOVED HIGHER DESPITE WORD FROM THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT THAT THE ECONOMY TURNED IN IT'S WORST PERFORMANCE IN A DECADE BETWEEN JULY AND SEPTEMBER...GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT SHRINKING AT AN ANNUAL RATE OF 1 POINT THREE PERCENT ..
INVESTORS SEEMED ENCOURAGED BY A REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SHOWING A SURPRISING JUMP IN CONSUMER CONFIDENCE....MICHIGAN'S MONTHLY INDEX OF CONSUMER SENTIMENT JUMPING 5 POINTS...
DRUG MAKER PFIZER CLOSED LOWER, AFTER A JURY RETURNED A 43 MILLION DOLLAR DAMAGE AWARD TO A TEXAS WOMAN WHO SAYS SHE DEVELOPED A POTENTIALLY FATAL LIVER DISEASE AFTER TAKING THE DIABETES DRUG REZULIN.. PFIZER SAYS IT WILL APPEAL..
ESS=stocks to watch: pfizer/nike


SPORTS SHOE AND APPAREL MAKER NIKE SPRINTED AHEAD OF WALL STREET ESTIMATES WITH A QUARTERLY PROFIT OF 129 MILLION DOLLARS....
ESS=Patent theft? xerox/palm

AND XEROX MOVED HIGHER AFTER A JUDGE RULED THAT PALM INFRINGED ON A XEROX HANDWRITING RECOGNITION PATENT IN DEVELOPING IT'S LINE OF HAND HELD ORGANIZERS...THE RULING OPENS THE WAY FOR XEROX TO COLLECT MILLIONS IN LICENSING FEES..
NORTEL NETWORKS BROUGHT A LITTLE HOLIDAY CHEER TO THE DOW...THE TELECOM GIANT ANNOUNCED THAT WHILE IT WILL LOSE MONEY IN THE COMING QUARTER, THE LOSS WON'T BE AS BAD AS ANALYSTS HAD BEEN EXPECTING..
FOR MORE BUSINESS NEWS HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE, CBS DOT MARKETWATCH.COM
I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH NEW YORK))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[Box-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

``The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'' was number one at the box office this weekend. It took in an estimated 45 million dollars. The movie which opened Wednesday grossed nearly 28 million in its first two days.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FS CHYRON]
[SUPER=77-The Lord of the Rings/45.3/Ocean's Eleven/14.6/Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius/14/Vanilla Sky/12.1/How High/7.6;]

``Ocean's Eleven'' held onto the number-two spot for a second straight weekend, grossing more than 14 and a-half million. The animated family adventure ``Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius'' opened in third place. Last weekend's number one movie,``Vanilla Sky", fell to fourth place. And the movie ``How High,'' debuted at number five.

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[11Bluegrass]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC-16:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The September 11th attacks inspired many to help the victim's and their families.
Some gave blood, others donated money.
One area man did his part by writing a song.
Justin McLeod shows us how a simple song is having a major impact across the country.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lloyd Burge/Musician; :29]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Pegram/Musician; 1:10]
[SUPER=@justin2; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING))
Ronnie Pegram of Bassett always wanted to write a song.
He tried numerous times but the right words just never came.
[SOT 17:30:18]
[IN Q=But when I started]

((RONNIE PEGRAM/MUSICIAN: BUT WHEN I STARTED WRITING THIS, IT JUST SEEM TO FLOW OUT.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=to flow out]


His inspiration came from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Within days after September 11th, he had written a bluegrass ballad about the attacks.
Its called "Disaster 9-11."
[SOT 17:35:20]
[IN Q=It tells the complete]

((LLOYD BURGE/MUSICIAN: IT TELLS THE COMPLETE STORY OF WHAT HAPPENED FROM THE TIME THE AIRPLANES HIT THE TOWERS UNTIL THE WHOLE END THERE WITH EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED THERE.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=that happened there]

((NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING))
The song is six verses.
The first five deal with each of the planes.
The final verse is a warning to the people who planned the attacks.
[SOT 17:27:04]
[IN Q=They're now about]

((RONNIE PEGRAM: THEY'RE NOW ABOUT TO LIVE THEIR WORST NIGHTMARE.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=worst nightmare]


Its a song thats now being played on country radio stations throughout Virginia as well as several across the country.
The band hopes a country music star will record the song so it can be heard for years to come.
[SOT 17:31:24]
[IN Q=Somebody can pick up]

((RONNIE PEGRAM/MUSICIAN: SOMEBODY CAN PICK UP A COPY OF THIS SONG A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW WHEN ITS ALL IN THE HISTORY BOOKS AND ALL OF US ARE DEAD AND GONE AND WILL BE ABLE TO JUST FROM READING THE LYRICS OF THE SONG BE ABLE TO DETERMINE BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENED.))
[Runs= 16]
[OUT Q=basically what happened]


And to remember the dead.
The song ends with "Taps" played like chimes on the Dobro. ((NAT SOUND OF ENDING 17:27:18))
Justin McLeod, News 7.))





[Med-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, there are a few emergency items that you should never leave home without.
Doctor Dave Hnida explains in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((BE PREPARED IS A MOTTO THAT WOULD SERVE YOU WELL WHEN IT COMES TO AN EMERGENCY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON- AND ALSO.... - ANY TIME OF THE -YEAR. HERE'S A LIST OF THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE - SHOULD AN EMERGENCY SPRING UP. THE FIRST IS A PERMISSION TO TREAT FORM FOR YOUR CHILDREN. THAT MEANS BABYSITTERS, RELATIVES, AND FOLKS AT SCHOOL ALL HAVE PERMISSION TO TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM IF YOUR NOT AROUND. WE NEED THAT FORM UNLESS ITS A TRUE LIFETHREATENING SITUATION. ITS A FORM THAT SHOULD INCLUDE PERMISSION TO TREAT, A HISTORY OF YOUR CHILDS MEDICAL PROBLEMS, ALLERGIES, AND ANY CURRENT MEDICATIONS. THE NEXT FORM IS ESSENTIALLY THE SAME THING FOR YOU. YOU MAY THINK- WELL I'LL JUST TELL YOU ABOUT MYSELF- BUT SAY YOURE UNCONSCIOUS: WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR HEALTH- MEANING PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS, ALLERGIES, FAMILY HISTORIES, AND YOUR PAST PERSONAL MEDICAL HISTORY INCLUDING SURGERIES. AND FINALLY- A MEDICAL CONTACT FORM- THIS IS A PAPER THAT TELLS US WHO TO CONTACT FOR YOU IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. BY THE WAY THAT MEDICAL CONTACT PERSON SHOULD HAVE COPY OF YOUR PERSONAL MEDICAL INFORMATION,. ITS IMPORTANT IN CASE WE NEED MORE INFORMATION- ALONG WITH BEING ABLE TO TELL SOMEONE WE ARE TAKING CARE OF YOU. I HOPE YOU NEVER NEED TO THESE FORMS- BUT I WOULDN'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))



(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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