[11Plane-Crash]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-49 2:35]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]

Later today, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will visit the site of a plane crash that claimed two lives.
The six-seat private aircraft went down around midnight Thursday on Round Mountain in western Bland County, not far from the West Virginia border.
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[TAKE BLAND MAP FS 4173essC]
Authorities say the plane was bound for the airport in Bluefield and that the flight may have originated in Florida.
Search crews didn't locate the craft until yesterday morning after a Civil Air Patrol plane picked up a signal from its emergency beacon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bland Co.]


The crash site is at the end of an icy, winding mountain road which made it difficult for rescuers to reach the scene.
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[SOT 18:02:20]
[IN Q=It's just]

((PATRICK KIRTNER/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: IT'S JUST A HEAVILY WOODED AREA.. ...INTO THE GROUND THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Patrick Kirtner/Virginia State Police]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=into the ground there.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kirtner says there were reports of sleet and freezing rain in the area at the time the plane went down.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[ss=hold]


Police say the two victims were a man and a woman, but they are not yet releasing their identities.

[Kenya-Bombing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Nearly 200 Israeli tourists are being evacuated this morning from Kenya.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mombasa, Kenya;]


Among those are people who were wounded in yesterday's suicide bombing of an Israeli- owned beach hotel.
The death toll now stands at 16.
About five minutes before the bombing, two missiles were fired, narrowly missing an Isareli 7-57 as it took off from Kenya.
And in Israel, Palestinian gunmen opened fire on a bus station, killing six people there.
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[Israel-Elections]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The killlings at home and abroad overshadowed yesterday's re- election victory of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]


Sharon won his party's primary against former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Sharon's party is expected to also be victorious in the January elections.
Meanwhile, Sharon says no one will be forgiven for yesterday's series of attacks against the Israeli people.
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[11DMV]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-37 1:50:52]
[GRAPHIC=DMV]

If you plan to take care of business with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles tomorrow, prepare for a long wait.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 18]


The agency says Thursdays and Saturdays are its busiest days.
This Saturday may be even worse than usual, because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The DMV offices in Roanoke and other parts of the state that escaped budget cuts shut down Wednesday, and won't re-open until this Saturday.
Because that's also the last day of the month, DMV officials are warning people to be prepared for some very long waits.
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[6-Tech-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-38 2:02:53]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Football fans who are headed to Virginia Tech this weekend should prepare to wait as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Game day traffic concerns are already prompting V-DOT to warn drivers about heavy delays in the area. Congestion is expected on Interstate-81 and Route-460. Officials say football traffic, which can be a hassle on its own, will be made worse by Thanksgiving travel. Kick-off for the tomorrow's game is scheduled for 3:30. V-DOT reminds drivers to leave early, use the new Route 460-Bypass and to watch for signs about traffic patterns and parking.
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[Jordan]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Could the THIRD time be the charm?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA - WPXX;]


Michael Jordan says he'll retired for the third and final time after this season.
The five- time N-B-A M-V-P told reporters that there is "zero chance" of him making another comeback.
Jordan says he'll call it quits after fulfilling his contractual obligation with the Washington Wizards.
The 39- year- old plans to return to his job as partial owner of the Wizards after this season.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Wall Street reopens for trading today after taking a break for Thanksgiving. It will be an abbreviated session.
The New York Stock Exchange is closing at 1 p-m. In other news, the market barreled higher Wednesday as investors celebrated a string of positive economic data.
Ed Crane takes a look at Wednesday closing numbers in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=I'm Ed Crane]

(( THE DOW GAINED 256 POINTS, SOME 3 PERCENT.

(GR)

WHILE THE NASDAQ ALSO GAINED 3 PERCENT, JUMPIN 44 POINTS.

(OC)

INVESTORS FILLED THEIR PLATES WITH RETAIL, AIRLINE AND FINANCIAL STOCKS...BUT THE MAIN COURSE WAS TECHNOLOGY.

(GR)

AMONG THE BIG MOVERS NOVELLUS, UP 9 PERCENT, INTEL A DUAL DOW NASDAQ COMPONENT WHICH IS UP ABOUT 4 PERCENT AND SUN MICROSYSTEMS TACKED ON 5 PERCENT.

(GR)

ON THE BIG BOARD, CITIGROUP GAINED ABOUT 5 PERCENT HITTING A 5 MONTH HIGH.

(OC)

THE BUYING BINGE BEGAN WITH NEWS THAT SALES OF DURABLE GOODS, THOSE EXPENSIVE ITEMS LIKE CARS AND APPLIANCES SURGED ABOUT 4 PERCENT IN OCTOBER, PERSONAL INCOME EDGED UP SLIGHT AND PERSONAL SPENDING WAS HIGHER, WHICH MAY BODE WELL FOR RETAILERS NEXT MONTH....
ONE OF THE MOST ENCOURAGING REPORTS CAME FROM THE LABOR DEPARTMENT. FIRST TIME CLAIMS FOR JOBLESS BENEFITS FELL TO THE LOWEST LEVEL IN A YEAR.

(GR)

DRUGMAKER SCHERING PLOUGH CLOSED A BIT HIGHER AFTER THE F-D-A APPROVED THE OVER THE COUNTER SALE OF IT'S POPULAR ALLERGY DRUG CLARITIN. NOT ONLY WILL THE DRUG BE EASIER TO OBTAIN, THE PRICE OF A MONTHS SUPPLY COULD FALL FROM 80 BUCKS TO ABOUT 15. THE DRUG GOES OFF PATENT AT YEARS END.


(GR)

GET MORE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM.

(OC)

AT THE NASDAQ, I'M ED CRANE.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Gabor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is recovering after a car accident on L-A's Sunset Boulevard.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Hollywood, CA;]


Gabor's husband says the 85- year- old is improving, but says the actress is drifting in and out of consciousness.

She was admitted to a hospital with multiple broken bones, cuts, and bruises after a car she was riding in struck a light pole on Wednesday.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Hospital officials say Gabor is still in serious condition.
Police are investigating the accident.
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[11Coffee-Pot]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-41 52:07]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Every Thanksgiving you can count on two things at the Coffee Pot in Roanoke. The beer will be cold and Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts will be playing.
Last night was the band's 25th Thanksgiving performance. News 7's Rachel Cannon has more on what has become a Roanoke tradition.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS music]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carroll Bell/The Coffee Pot; :14]
[SUPER=01-Rob Williams/Customer; :41]
[SUPER=01-John Clark/Band Member; :54]
[SUPER=@RACHEL2; 1:33]
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[NOT MUCH PAD!!!!!!!!]
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((NATS The tunes every Thanksgiving at the Coffee Pot are courtesy of Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts. It's a night they are always packed.
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[SOT 12:37:31]
[IN Q=IT'S LIKE]

((CARROLL BELL/COFFEE POT OWNER; IT'S LIKE WE CONSIDER IT A RITE OF PASSAGE YOU KNOW IT'S LIKE YOU TURN 21 AND YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE COFFEE POT TO SEE THE HOT NUTS ON THANKSGIVING NIGHT. ))
[OUT Q=NIGHT]


25-years at this location entertaining countless crowds with beach music, oldies, and set of their famous limericks.

Rob Williams started coming when he was 19. At age 39, he still makes an effort to see them play each year.
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[SOT 12:42:22 ]
[IN Q=i just keep]

((ROB WILLIAMS/CUSTOMER; I JUST KEEP ON COMING BACK BECAUSE IT'S A REALLY GOOD SHOW.))
[OUT Q=show.]

Besides being a special anniversary , it's also the first time the band is back since losing Doug Clark to leukemia. He dies in September, leaving his brother John to run the group.
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[SOT 12:38:44]
[IN Q=i talked]

((JOHN CLARK/BAND MEMBER; I TALKED TO HIM THE DAY BEFORE HE DIED AND I TOLD HIM I'D DO MY BEST TO GIVE THE GROUP GOING I TALKED TO THE BAND THEY HAVE BEEN VERY COOPERATIVE AND THEY WANT TO KEEP THE BAND GOING HIS MEMORY. ))
[OUT Q=MEMORY.]

Doug's son Monty now plays the drums his father played so masterfully for 47-years. The famous sound that has kept crowds rocking for decades will continue and so does the tradition in Roanoke.
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[SOT 12:38:111]
[IN Q=WELL]

((WELL I HOPE SO AFTER ALL THESE YEARS AS MUSH FUN AS WE'VE HAD HERE I HOPE WE CAN CONTINUE FOR MANY MORE YEARS. ))
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[SOT 12:35:00]
[IN Q=they ]

((THEY JUST SEEM TO TRANSCEND TIME, IT'S REALLY AMAZING ))
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And so is the mood in the Coffee Pot. A night of thanks for a great group of entertainers. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke.))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[11NRV-Judgeships]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-43 1:27:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Two prosecutors are hoping for a bench seat in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/February 2001]


Radford commonwealth's attorney Randal Duncan wants to succeed Radford circuit judge Duane Mink when he retires next year.
Bar associations in Giles and Pulaski counties have endorsed Duncan.
The Montgomery-Radford bar association has endorsed Blacksburg attorney Marc Long for the circuit court job.
[SUPER=03-Floyd/October 2000]


Floyd prosecutor Gino Williams wants to replace retiring district court judge T.D. Frith.
Blacksburg lawyer David Mullins is also going after that seat.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[ss=none]


Mink and Frith are stepping down because they both reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 by the end of the year.
But the General Assembly could decide to leave both judgeships vacant to save money.

[11Meals-Wheels]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-42 1:34:01]
[GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving]

A local politician spent part of his holiday helping the Meals on Wheels program.
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[VO-NAT :15.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

State Senator John Edwards decided to volunteer part of his Thanksgiving as a carrier for the program. Edwards says he's been involved in Meals on Wheels for several years. The service provides a hot meal to people who, for various reasons, can't leave their homes.
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[SOT 16:36:51]
[IN Q=it doesn't]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) ROANOKE; IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TIME AND IT'S FUN. I ALWAYS FEEL INVIGORATED AND I FEEL GOOD AFTER IT'S OVER WITH ))
[SUPER=@Edwards;]
[RUNS=:7]
[OUT Q=OVER WITH.]
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[VO-NAT]

Meals on Wheels delivered thousands of meals around the area yesterday... and does so all year. But on holidays it may be even more important. Edwards says the time you spend with the recipient may be the only contact they have with others all day.
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[11Rescue-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-38 2:04:09]
[GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving]

At Roanoke's Rescue Mission, many people were thankful for free minutes this Thanksgiving.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

U-S Cellular is to thank for providing plenty of phones and minutes to be used. The HOPE program is designed to offer cell phone service at no charge. Officials say reaching out is always important, but even more so on a holiday.
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[SOT 01:13:40]
[IN Q=THIS IS]

((JULIE THOMAS/US CELLULAR; THIS IS AN UNRESTRICTED CALL THEY CAN CALL TO ANY FAMILY MEMBER,FRIEND THROUGHOUT THE U-S THEY CAN TALK AS LONG AS THEY NEED TO TALK AND THEY CAN SAY ANYTHING THEY NEED TO SAY WHICH IS GREAT, THESE PEOPLE MAY GETTING IN TOUCH WITH SOMEBODY THEY HAVEN'T TALKED TI WHICH MAY GIVE THEM SOME HELP ALONG THE WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Thomas/U.S. Cellular;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=ALONG THE WAY.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Rescue Mission concentrates on helping with a traditional holiday dinner. They will feed about 6-hundred people this Thanksgiving. Organizers say the numbers are up due to a sluggish economy which in our area meant a large number of layoffs. This year alone, the Mission will serve 220-thousand meals.
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(toss to Steve for weekend preview)



[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim/Leo and Steve]



[11Goodlatte]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-35 2:01:23]
[GRAPHIC=Bob Goodlatte]

Congressman Bob Goodlatte hopes to become the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. He won't know for sure until early next year, but Goodlatte says he is very encouraged about his prospects.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Goodlatte is second on the seniority list, but the Republican congressman who's ahead of him, John Boehner (BAY-nor) of Ohio, has endorsed Goodlatte for the job.
He has also been cultivating support among Congressional leaders. A steering committee will make the final decision January 8th.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The speaker has been very encouraging]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: THE SPEAKER HAS BEEN VERY ENCOURAGING IN TERMS OF ACKNOWLEDGING THE WORK I'VE DONE ON THE COMMITTEE AND MY PREPARATION FOR TAKING THIS BIG RESPONSIBILITY AND HAS ALSO ASKED ME TO SPEAK IN ILLINOIS IN THE COMING WEEKS, AT THE FARM BUREAU CONVENTION THERE, SO I TOOK THAT AS A GOOD SIGN.))
[SUPER=@Goodlatte;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=that as a good sign]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Goodlatte says the chairmanship would benefit the entire Sixth district, and not just the region's farming communities. The Agriculture Committee has jurisdiction over a wide array of programs, including food stamps, school lunches, food banks, agricultural research, and the national forests.

[11Mountain-Lake]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-36 2:02:47]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The lastest ideas to keep Mountain Lake at full pond aren't floating as well as owners had hoped.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./Last Month;]


Workers recently drilled a well in a nearby drainage area, hoping to pump that water back into the lake.
But the resort's manager this week said the flow of water from the well is too low to make that plan work.
The level of the lake is about half what it would normally be.
Experts aren't sure why. But they believe the drought has a lot to do with it.
Mountain Lake's owners will soon meet to decide what their next move might be.
In the meantime, they've built nine new cottages on the property, and the resort plans to open year-round, starting in January.
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