[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
While temperatures remain very chilly, snow flurries are expected in the mountains later on.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up right after the news.





[7-US-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-61]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]

Delays and cancelations are what some airline passengers had to face yesterday....
[SS=US Airways]

U-S Airways says it was forced to cancel 11 of its 234 domestic flights after about a dozen of its crew members called in sick.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The move did NOT create any serious delays or cancellations for U-S Airways flights leaving Roanoke Regional Airport... A U-S Airways employee said lines were short and flights were running smoothly yesterday afternoon. Indeed-- most lines at check-in counters at the Roanoke Airport appeared short. Radford University sophomore Amanda (knee-bee) Neby flew back to Roanoke aboard Northwest Airlines without any problems.
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[SOT 10:48:38]
[IN Q=I WENT HOME TO]
((AMANDA NEBY/RADFORD UNIVERSITY SOPHOMORE; I WENT HOME TO MINNESOTA AND IT WAS FINE, I HAD FUN, WE GOT SNOW BUT COMING

BACK I HAD NO PROBLEMS, I WAITED IN LINE TO CHECK MY BAS, BUT THAT'S TYPICAL FOR AFTER HOLIDAYS AND STUFF.))
[SUPER=01-Amanda Neby/Radford University Sophomore;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=AND STUFF.]
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[VO-NAT]

Though there were NO long lines at the Roanoke Regional Airport-- a U-S Airways spokesman says some passengers at other airports had to wait up to 90- minutes at check-in counters.
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[7-11Returns]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:19:41]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping]

It was Christmas shopping all over again, it seemed, at local malls yesterday..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Shoppers packed the malls in Roanoke, eager to swap what Santa gave them.
But many more wanted to take advantage of big discounts ... as high as 40 to 60 percent.
At a time when retailers nationwide are reporting their worst holiday season in a decade, Valley View Mall is thriving.
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[SOT 4:13 - :27]
[IN Q=I'm talking with]

((LOUISE DUDLEY/VALLEY VIEW MANAGER: I'M TALKING WITH A LOT OF STORE MANAGERS. THEY'RE RUNNING LOW ON MERCHANDISE. A LOT OF RETAILERS DISCOUNTED THE MERCHANDISE PRIOR TO CHRISTMAS. IT'S A GOOD MARKET FOR CONSUMERS, BUT AS A RESULT, A LOT OF STORES ARE RUNNING LOW ON MERCHANDISE.))
[SUPER=01-Louise Dudley/Valley View Manager;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=running low on merchandise.]
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[VO-NAT]


The mall extended its hours for the day after Christmas... but will be back to regular hours today.
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[7-11White]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC2:01:01]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Council]

Roanoke City Council will have to replace yet ANOTHER member in the next elections.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Bill White says he will not run for re-election in the May council elections.
White has served three terms spanning twelve years on city council.
He tells News-7 he's leaving the city in fine shape.
He says it's time to look at other options, which may include running for higher office, but first he's wants to take a break.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


White joins Alvin Hudson as the second council member not seeking re-election.

[WXHeads]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Chilly weather lingers on this week, with highs staying mainly in the 30s.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up next in the forecast.




[45-11Telegate]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC1:20:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The employees of Telegate U-S-A will be forced to find new jobs after the new year starts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/File Tape;]

The call center which once handled directory assistance calls for A-T-and-T and Verizon Wireless is operating on a skeleton staff. It's expected to be completely closed by the beginning of the year. Governor-Elect Mark Warner says high tech jobs like these in a rural area are essential to the state's economy.
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[SOT 30:58]
[IN Q=If all the good jobs...]

((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT; IF ALL THE GOOD JOBS, PARTICULARLY HIGH TECH JOBS ARE ONLY GOING TO BE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA WE'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT IN VIRGINIA. ONE OF THE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES OF THE INFORMATION AGES IS TO BRING INFORMATION JOBS THROUGH TELECOMMUTING, BROADBAND CAPABILITY TO COMMUNITIES LIKE CLIFTON FORGE.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=to communities like Clifton Forge.]
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[VO-NAT]

Economic leaders in the Alleghany highlands say they have at least a dozen businesses interested in the call center.

Telegate U-S-A employed as many as 130 people.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[45-11Warner-Shuler]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC51:42]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT - :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

Warner visited Alleghany County yesterday to campaign for Democratic Delegate Jim Shuler Shuler is running in a special election for Creigh Deeds' open 12th House district seat. The 12th runs from Bath County to the New River Valley, and for Blacksburg native Shuler, there are a lot of new faces to meet.
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[SOT 30:16/25:41]
[IN Q=We need someone]

((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT; WE NEED SOMEONE WHO CAN BE AN ADVOCATE FOR VIRGINIA TECH, THAT CAN BE AN ADVOCATE FOR THIS PART OF THE STATE THAT'S LOST SOME OF THE JOBS, PARTICULARLY HERE IN BATH CO. AND ALL THROUGH THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS. JIM SHULER BRINGS THAT EXPERIENCE BRINGS THE ABILITY TO WORK ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE THAT I THINK WILL BE CRITICAL. )) ((DEL. JIM SHULER/(D) BLACKSBURG; MARK WARNER IS A REFRESHING PIECE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN VIRGINIA RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE MANY CHALLENGES FACING US BUT I FEEL CONFIDENT WITH THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND WARNER'S AGENDA THAT WE HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD OF US.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :00]
[SUPER=@Shuler; :16]
[RUNS=29]
[OUT Q=bright future ahead of us.]
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[VO-NAT - :05+]

Shuler faces Republican Larry Linkous in the January Eighth special election.
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[45-11Kwanzaa]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-59]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Today Kwanzaa observers celebrate the second day of Kwanzaa... And last night-- members of a Roanoke church got together for the start of the African-American holiday.
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[sot]
[in q=]

((NAT SOUND))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=nat drums. ]
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[VO-NAT]

Dozens gathered last night at Saint Gerard Catholic church to mark the occasion. Kwanzaa centers on SEVEN cultural principles-- including unity, self-determination and collective work. Each day is dedicated to one of the principles, and gifts are also exchanged.
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[sot]
[in q=Uhjima ]

(())
[runs=07]
[out q=community together. ]
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[vo-nat] Kwanzaa was developed in 1966 by a California professor of Pan-African studies. The name means ``first fruit'' in the East African language Swahili, and is based on a traditional African festival of the first crop harvest.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Make sure to take your hat and gloves with you as you head outside on this chilly day.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast, coming up.





[Pitt-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kco]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Shooting]


A Chatham man is dead after a domestic dispute and a shooting in Pittsylvannia County. The incident happened around 12:30 this morning. Police say they were called to the 700 block of Chalk Level Rd because of a dispute.
They arrived to find a female who had been cut on her finger.
The suspect, 31-year-old James Elvin Wood had fled. A little while later, authorities say they found Wood at a family member's home.
When an officer approached him inside the home, Wood took out a knife and allegedly tried to stab the officer, after cutting him on the hand. The officer then shot Wood once in the chest. Wood was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police say they are investigating the officer involved in the shooting. [8-US-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-61]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]

Some airline passengers lost some of their holiday spirit because of delays and cancellations yesterday...
[SS=US Airways]

U-S Airways says it was forced to cancel 11 of its 234 domestic flights after about a dozen of its crew members called in sick.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The move did NOT create any serious delays or cancellations for U-S Airways flights leaving Roanoke Regional Airport... A U-S Airways employee said lines were short and flights were running smoothly yesterday afternoon. Indeed-- most lines at check-in counters at the Roanoke Airport appeared short. Radford University sophomore Amanda (knee-bee) Neby flew back to Roanoke aboard Northwest Airlines without any problems.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:48:38]
[IN Q=I WENT HOME TO]
((AMANDA NEBY/RADFORD UNIVERSITY SOPHOMORE; I WENT HOME TO MINNESOTA AND IT WAS FINE, I HAD FUN, WE GOT SNOW BUT COMING

BACK I HAD NO PROBLEMS, I WAITED IN LINE TO CHECK MY BAS, BUT THAT'S TYPICAL FOR AFTER HOLIDAYS AND STUFF.))
[SUPER=01-Amanda Neby/Radford University Sophomore;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=AND STUFF.]
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[VO-NAT]

Though there were NO long lines at the Roanoke Regional Airport-- a U-S Airways spokesman says some passengers at other airports had to wait up to 90- minutes at check-in counters.
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[8-11Survivor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC18:31]
[GRAPHIC=Survivor]

The Survivor race is heating up, with only SIX contestants left. And ONE of them - is none other than a Smyth County farmer...
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[VO-NAT :18.5]
[SUPER=04-CBS Productions;]

46-year-old Tom Buchanan has lasted nine episodes and now has a one in six chance to win the million dollar prize.
[SUPER=03-Smyth Co.;]

The Rich Valley farmer often visits a local convenience store to sign autographs and Survivor t-shirts. Buchanan hid from our cameras because of the show's strict contract, but he gladly spoke to fans.
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[SOT 36:15:25]
[IN Q=he's about]

((DUANE PRATER/TOM'S FRIEND; HE'S ABOUT THE SAME, HE'S REAL HONEST ON THE SHOW HE'S REAL HONEST ON THE SHOW AND REAL HONEST FOR ALL THESE PEOPLE AND THAT'S WHY EVERYONE LIKES HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Duane Prater/Tom's Friend;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=EVERYONE LIKES HIM.]
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[VO-NAT]

Prater says more than 4-thousand shirts have been sold. Friends say Buchanan has made it as far as he has on the show because he's witty, honest and smart. You can see Survivor right here your hometown station tonight at 8.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 12/28/01
Friday:

[SUPER=130-5/Dillon Cox/Floyd]


No Pictures: [SUPER=131-53/Jerry Johnson/Covington]