[7-11Airport]

[ANCHOR=Marya]

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[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC27:44]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]

Air travel has been smooth sailing so far this Thanksgiving weekend.
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[VO-NAT - :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Winter weather in the Northeast did NOT disrupt many flights going in and out of Roanoke, although there were some minor delays late yesterday afternoon.
All-in-all airport officials say the day before Thanksgiving ran smoothly.
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[SOT - 7:47:41]
[IN Q=It's been going well...]

((AMANDA DEHAVEN/AIRPORT SPOKESPERSON; IT'S BEEN GOING WELL SO FAR, EVERYTHING IS GOING SMOOTHLY. OUR BUSIEST DAY WILL BE THIS SUNDAY, EVERYBODY LEAVES AT DIFFERENT TIMES, BUT MOSTLY ALL COME BACK ON SUNDAY. SO SUNDAY AND MONDAY SHOULD BE THE BUSIEST DAYS. ))
[SUPER=01-Amanda DeHaven/Airport Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=should be the busiest days.]
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[VO-NAT - :12+]

To help alleviate parking problems, the Roanoke Regional Airport has recently opened its satellite parking area. Travelers can pre-pay for their car across the street, and then take a shuttle bus to the terminal.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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The man once called a witness in the Short family slayings says he's passed a lie detector test to prove that he is innocent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-November 12;]


Gary Bowman tells News-7 that his lawyer gave him a polygraph test -- and he passed it -- earlier this month.
He says he's never even met the Shorts.
Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell says he's seen the lie detector test results... but he still wants to conduct his own polygraph examination of Bowman.
Though Bowman is no longer the focus of the case, Cassell says investigators are still interested in talking to him.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

In the meantime, Bowman is going back to jail Friday.
He'll serve seven days for driving drunk in Greensboro.
Bowman pled guilty to the charge Monday.
He was arrested for driving under the influence in the Greensboro D-M-V parking lot last summer.

[7-Mill-Mountain]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Roanoke's best-known landmark turned 53 years old yesterday... and it got a birthday present.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Star atop Mill Mountain celebrated its birthday.
It was originally a huge Christmas ornament for the holiday shopping season, but people liked it so much, it stayed.
The star got a new plaque for its birthday, honoring its place in the National Register of Historic Places.
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[45-11Sweet-Briar]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC1:18:30]
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A prank phone caller is causing problems for campus police at Sweet Briar College .. and making the holiday break somewhat less than happy for the families of several students there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Authorities say someone's been contacting students at home and telling them they lost all their belongings in a dormitory fire Tuesday night.
The trouble is: there was no fire.
Campus police fielded at least a dozen calls yesterday from worried parents. They urge anyone who gets a similar call to contact them right away.
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[SOT 14:39:14]
[IN Q=Have them call]

((WILLIE NEAL/SWEET BRIAR CAMPUS POLICE CHIEF: HAVE THEM CALL THE DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY, TELL US WHEN YOU GOT THE CALL,WHAT THE CALLER SAID AND ANY PERTINENT INFORMATION THEY CAN GIVE US. Reporter: And the underlying message is that everything's fine here. NEAL: EVERYTHING'S FINE.))
[SUPER=01-Willie Neal/Sweet Briar Campus Police Chief;]
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[OUT Q=everything's fine.]
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[VO-NAT]


Chief Neal says it appears the prankster is using an old student directory to get the students' home phone numbers.
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[45-11Saint-Andrew]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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The holidays are a time for giving, and a Bedford County charity is being recognized for doing it better than most.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The Society of St. Andrew, which has its headquarters in Big Island, recently received the highest, four-star rating from the web site Charity Navigator.
The site ranks charities by how much of a donation is spent on the actual mission... at St. Andrew, 96 cents of every dollar helps to feed the hungry.
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[SOT 1:51:22]
[IN Q=I think people]

((CAROL BREITINGER/SOCIETY OF ST. ANDREWS: I THINK PEOPLE WILL REALIZE AND RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT IT'S A VERY EFFICIENTLY RUN AND VERY EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION THAT IS DOING VERY GOOD WORK AND IMPORTANT WORK FOR FEEDING HUNGRY PEOPLE AND THEIR MONEY IS GOING TO GO EXACTLY WHERE THEY WANT IT TO GO AND DOING WHAT IT IS THEY WANT DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Breitinger/Society of St. Andrew;]
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[OUT Q=they want done.]
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[VO-NAT]


St. Andrew gleans millions of pounds of excess produce every year and redistributes it to food banks across the country.
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[45-11Danville-Phone]


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Danville has become the first city in Virginia to provide local phone service. The State Corporation Commission certified its Department of Utilities this month. The department wants to provide service in Danville and Halifax, Henry, Patrick and Pittsylvania Counties. The city will compete with local carriers and may have better rates and reach less populated areas. New legislation passed by the General Assembly this year made certification possible. Bristol will be the second city certified by the S-C-C.

[8-Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC51:17]
[GRAPHIC=Bowman]


The man once called a witness in the Short family slayings says that he has passed a lie detector test to prove that he is innocent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-November 12;]


Gary Bowman tells News-7 that his lawyer gave him a polygraph test -- and he passed it -- earlier this month.
He says he's never even met the Shorts.
Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell says he's seen the lie detector test results... but he still wants to conduct his own polygraph examination of Bowman.
Though Bowman is no longer the focus of the case, Cassell says investigators are still interested in talking to him.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

In the meantime, Bowman is going back to jail Friday.
He'll serve seven days for driving drunk in Greensboro.
Bowman pled guilty to the charge Monday.
He was arrested for driving under the influence in the Greensboro D-M-V parking lot last summer.

[8-11Indian-tax]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-37 TC1:49:52]
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It is a tradition almost as old as Thanksgiving itself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Mark Warner accepted two bucks and other gifts from members of the (pah-MON-kee) Pamunkey and Mattaponi (MATT-uh-poh-NYE) tribes yesterday.
The tradition goes back 356 years.
A treaty signed in 16-46 calls for the tribes to make an annual offering to the governor in lieu of paying taxes.
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[SOT 10:45:15]
[IN Q=IT MAINTAINS OUR HISTORIC STATUS]
[SUPER=01-William "Swift Water" Miles/Pamunkey Chief]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.]
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[VO-NAT]


The deer were donated to Hunters for the Hungry.
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[8-Mill-Mountain]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-36 TC2:02:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke's best-known landmark turned 53 years old yesterday... and got even got a birthday present.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Star atop Mill Mountain was honored with a plaque for its birthday.
The new plaque recognizes its place in the National Register of Historic Places.
The star was originally a huge Christmas ornament for the holiday shopping season, but people liked it so much, it stayed.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 11/29/02
Friday:

[SUPER=130-15/Zachary Webb/Hillsville]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-50th/Wesley & Dorothy Watts/South Boston]



[SUPER=130-66/Ray Reynolds/Draper]



[SUPER=130-35/Tammy Tingler/Wirtz]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/William Morris/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Paul Ferguson/Snow Creek]


[SUPER=131-/Wesley & Marie Mullins/Snow Creek] Anniversary: