[7-11Rke-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC-9:48]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Roanoke fire officials still don't know what caused a storage building fire on Plantation Road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The fire broke out around 10 o'clock last night in the storage area of Apex Digital Television store. The blaze destroyed stock including satellites, cables and receivers. Officials say the roof was damaged, but the building is still structurally sound.
The investigation is continuing.
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[7-Rke-Homeless]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A new study says the Star City's homeless profile hasn't changed much in the past two years... but officials say the need may be growing. The Roanoke Valley Task Force on Homelessness says the valley's typical homeless person is a 42-year-old white male. The person also calls Roanoke home, smokes, doesn't have a car, and eats three meals a day in shelters. While these results are similar to those from a 2000 survey, Roanoke's human services coordinator says the need appears to have increased this fall.

[7-VOB-Rule]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Randy Rule]


Hundreds of supporters said their final good-byes yesterday to a Father they have turned to for nearly a decade.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Father Steven "Randy" Rule led his last church service at Saint Andrews in Roanoke yesterday. Though cleared of recent allegations of sexual misconduct involving a high school seminary student 26 years ago, the Diocese of Richmond has re-assigned Rule to a parish in Richmond. The move is a sad one for the minister - he says he will not be a stranger to the parish he has called home for more than nine years.
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[SOT (last bite in pkg)]
[IN Q=I was already]
[SUPER=01-Father Steven "Randy" Rule/Former Pastor of St. Andrews Church; ]

((I WAS ALREADY MISSING IT BEFORE. I WAS GOING TO BE GOING, I KNEW THAT, SO I WAS ALREADY SAD. BUT, I'LL BE BACK TO VISIT, WHICH IS TERRIFIC.))
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=is terrific]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The farewell ceremony was the first time parishioners had seen the pastor since his suspension in August.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=i'M JUST SO SAD]
[SUPER=01-Christina Stocker/Parishoner; ]
[SUPER=01-David Stocker/Parishoner; :06]

((CHRISTINA STOCKER: I'M JUST SO SAD TO SEE HIM GO AND JUST TRYING TO BLOCK OUT WHAT HAPPENED IN BETWEEN)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((DAVID STOCKER: IT'S BEEN TOUGH TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH HIM BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE SITUATION WAS, AND SO LAST NIGHT WAS THE FIRST NIGHT WE SAW HIM SINCE THIS ALL CAME ABOUT...IT WAS JUST A WONDERFUL TIME. GAVE HIM A BIG HUG, THAT'S A HUG I'VE BEEN WAITING TO GIVE HIM FOR A LONG, LONG TIME))
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=long, long time]
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[vo-nat] Before the ceremony was over, Rule also led a prayer dedication to the church Youth Memorial Garden he inspired.
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[weather next]

[45-11Trooper-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-36 TC-1:47:51]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The memory of a Virginia State Trooper killed in the line of duty nearly 14- years ago lives on.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

Each year, the 7th District Veterans of Foreign Wars honors an individual in memory of Trooper Jerry Hines. Hines was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Interstate 81 near Lexington in 1989. This year's award went to Lieutenant Jeff Werner with the Rockingham County fire and rescue department for his many years of service.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:12:15]
[IN Q=It's a tremendous feeling]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Werner/Award Recipient; ]

((IT'S A TREMENDOUS FEELING TO BE HONORED IN HIS NAME KNOWING THE COMMITMENT THAT HE HAD MADE TO THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE OF 19 YEARS SAYS SOMETHING IN ITSELF BEING A COUNTY EMPLOYEE OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY FOR 23 YEARS I HAVE AN IDEA WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN EMPLOYEE AND WITH A SERVICE RECORD SUCH AS HIS IT'S AN OUTSTANDING FEELING TO BE RECOGNIZED IN HIS NAME. ))
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=recognized in his name.]
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[VO-NAT]

The V-F-W also honored Werner and fellow firefighter Todd Dyer with a separate award... for helping save the life of a fellow firefighter trapped in a building that had collapsed from fire.
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[45-11MM-Zoo]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC- 1:21:04]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Mill Mountain Zoo fundraiser is nothing short of the cat's meow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Valley View Mall has set aside space at the mall for the zoo to raise money over the next several weeks. The zoo is selling family and other kinds of memberships-- along with various items that would make ideal "stocking stuffers".
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:54:50]
[IN Q=We had ]
[SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Mill Mountain Zoo Executive Dir.;]

((WE HAVE A REALLY GOOD RESPONSE THIS PAST SATURDAY AND THE WEEKEND HAS BEEN GOING REALLY WELL AND OF COURSE AS YOU GET TO CLOSER TO THE HOLIDAY SEASON, WE JUST WANT TO REMIND FOLKS THAT YOU'RE NOT ONLY GETTING A WONDERFUL GIFT FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY BUT IT DOES HELP SUPPORT THE MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO AS WELL. ))
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=mill mountain zoo, as well.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

You can purchase memberships and other items at the community booth through December 24th.... Hours during the week are from four until nine p-m and all day on the weekend.
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[45-Rke-Homeless]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Studies say the Valley's homeless profile hasn't changed much in the past couple of years.. but some say the need seems to be growing. The Roanoke Valley Task Force on Homelessness says the valley's typical homeless person is a 42-year-old white male. The person also calls Roanoke home, smokes, doesn't have a car and eats three meals a day in shelters. While these results are similar to those from a 2000 survey, Roanoke's human services coordinator says the need appears to have increased this fall.
[weather next]

[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......Colder temperatures move into the region along with some sunshine.
Meteorologist Leo Hirshburner has your forcast, coming up.





[8-11Rke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC-9:48]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Fire damaged a storage building on Plantation Road.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The fire broke out around 10 o'clock last night in the storage area of Apex Digital Television store. The blaze destroyed stock including satellite dishes, cables and recievers. Officials say the roof was damaged, but the building is still structurally sound.
The investigation is continuing.
(------------)




[8-VOB-Rule]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Father Rule]


Supporters said their final farewells this weekend to Steven "Randy" Rule.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Father Rule led his last church service at Saint Andrews Church in Roanoke yesterday morning. Though cleared of recent allegations of sexual misconduct involving a high school seminary student 26 years ago, the Diocese of Richmond has re-assigned Rule to a parish in Richmond. The move is a sad one for the minister - he says he will not be a stranger to the parish he has called home for more than nine years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT (last bite in pkg)]
[IN Q=I was already]
[SUPER=01-Father Steven "Randy" Rule/Former Pastor of St. Andrews Church; ]

((I WAS ALREADY MISSING IT BEFORE. I WAS GOING TO BE GOING, I KNEW THAT, SO I WAS ALREADY SAD. BUT, I'LL BE BACK TO VISIT, WHICH IS TERRIFIC.))
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=is terrific]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The farewell ceremony was the first time parishioners had seen the pastor since his suspension in August.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=i'M JUST SO SAD]
[SUPER=01-Christina Stocker/Parishoner; ]
[SUPER=01-David Stocker/Parishoner; :06]

((CHRISTINA STOCKER: I'M JUST SO SAD TO SEE HIM GO AND JUST TRYING TO BLOCK OUT WHAT HAPPENED IN BETWEEN)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((DAVID STOCKER: IT'S BEEN TOUGH TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH HIM BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE SITUATION WAS, AND SO LAST NIGHT WAS THE FIRST NIGHT WE SAW HIM SINCE THIS ALL CAME ABOUT...IT WAS JUST A WONDERFUL TIME. GAVE HIM A BIG HUG, THAT'S A HUG I'VE BEEN WAITING TO GIVE HIM FOR A LONG, LONG TIME))
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=long, long time]
(------------)

[vo-nat] Before the ceremony was over, Rule also led a prayer dedication to the church Youth Memorial Garden he inspired.

(-------------)[8-11MM-Zoo]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cuttin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC- 1:21:04]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The Mill Mountain Zoo and Valley View Mall have joined up this holiday season.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Valley View Mall has set aside space at the mall for the zoo to raise money over the next several weeks. The zoo is selling family and other kinds of memberships-- along with various items that would make ideal "stocking stuffers".
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:54:50]
[IN Q=We had ]
[SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Mill Mountain Zoo Executive Dir.;]

((WE HAVE A REALLY GOOD RESPONSE THIS PAST SATURDAY AND THE WEEKEND HAS BEEN GOING REALLY WELL AND OF COURSE AS YOU GET TO CLOSER TO THE HOLIDAY SEASON, WE JUST WANT TO REMIND FOLKS THAT YOU'RE NOT ONLY GETTING A WONDERFUL GIFT FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY BUT IT DOES HELP SUPPORT THE MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO AS WELL. ))
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=mill mountain zoo, as well.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

You can purchase memberships and other items at the community booth through December 24th. Hours during the week are from four until nine p-m and all day on the weekend.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[Mornin' Promo] [ANCHOR-Kim] [Animation]
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((Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.))
[RUNS=03]
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[Kim on Camera] Steve Pardon finds out how a local organization is keeping the art of storytelling alive... We're in the "Dog House"...we'll explain in this week's Paws and Claws segment..
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Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.[Animation full]