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[SUPER=@joy1;]
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A day after the president's economic leaders call it quits -sources say he's already ready to fill their shoes...
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and Governor Warner says VDOT is a mess - and he has a plan for cleaning it up. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[United-Airlines]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Sources say United Airlines may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The board of directors for the carrier has scheduled a special meeting today. No details of the agenda have been made public.
The nations second largest airline faces a debt payment of nearly a billion dollars due next week.
This comes as a federal panel rejects United's requests for a loan guarantee and stock in its parent corporation drops to 93 cents a share.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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United isn't the only airline facing financial woes. American Airlines is asking its employees to forgo raises next year to cut back on costs.
That would save the carrier 130 MILLION dollars.

American's parent company lost nearly 3 BILLION in the first three months of 2002.[Resignations]


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[WRITER=jsu]
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President Bush is expected to move quickly to replace his economic leaders.
Several officials say he already has a nominee for the Treasury Secretary.
John Roberts has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Sources tell CBS News it was]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Reed/Republican Strategist; ;13]
[SUPER=01-Jim Grant/Wall Street Analyst; :54]
[SUPER=01-John Roberts/Reporting; 1:14]
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((Sources tell CBS News it was Vice President Cheney who delivered the pink slip - he and President Bush worried that the economic team didn't have the 'gravitas' to instill confidence in Wall Street.

SOT: Scott Reed/Republican Strategist

" they didnt send a message that we knew where we were going, we knew what we were doing and that was showing up remarkably in this economy that was going up and down.
NARR: The Treasury Secretary had earned a reputation as a loose cannon on a tight White House ship - criticized for touring abroad with rock stars while the markets were tanking - frequently speaking at odds with President Bush.. Economic Advisor Larry Lindsey - while a close friend of the President - was considered an ineffective spokesman on economic policy.
NARR: Both had become a liability as President Bush prepares to roll out a new round of tax cuts to spark the economy - perhaps before Christmas. But Wall Street analyst Jim Grant cautions - the markets need more than personnel changes to feel good again..

SOT: Grant

"Both are substantial individuals. it's not as if removing them is going to cure what ails us. ...."
NARR: The housecleaning - which began election night with the resignation of SEC chairman Harvey Pitt - reflects profound concerns that the sputtering economy could be a drag on the President's re-election campaign. His extraordinary wartime approval ratings aside - Mr. Bush remembers all to well what happened to his father a decade ago..

SOT: Reed

Everybody believes that these approval rso atings are great but they're also artificial. they could be popped very easily if the economy had some downturn.
NARR: The White House is expected to name a successor to O'Neill
quickly --- prospects already making the rounds: (GFX) Wall Street

titan Charles Schwab - former House Ways and Means chairman Bill Archer - former federal reserve governor Wayne Angell and retiring Texas Senator Phil Gramm....Stephen Friedman - on the board of directors of Goldman Sachs may be tagged to replace Lindsey..
Live Out: The shakeup had been expected for months.....sources say going back as far as June - Vice President Cheney was consulting with advisors on what to do - but had to wait until after the election to make his move.))


[11Warner-VDOT]


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Governor Mark Warner wants to shake-up a few things here in Virginia as well - starting with the Department of Transportation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;]


Warner outlined several proposals yesterday that he says will help avoid the cost over-runs and delays that have plagued the agency.
Among the changes: requiring detailed financial plans for all major highway construction.
And keeping the public informed on the status of every transportation project.
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[SOT 15:03:05]
[IN Q=AS WE'VE SEEN THIS PAST YEAR WITH CORPORATE SCANDALS]
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[OUT Q=EVERYONE.]
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Warner says reform is needed to avoid mistakes like the Springfield Mixing Bowl.
That project in Northern Virginia is running 400-million dollars over budget.
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[11Tax-Offices]


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[WRITER=dse]
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While projects are running over and cuts are digging deep into the budget - more state workers are getting pink slips, including those who collect money for the Commonwealth.
Six of the Department of Taxation's district offices will close next year.
The offices in Roanoke and Danville will shut their doors on March 1st.
Customer -Service and support positions will be eliminated.
The state's also eliminating distribution of forms to public libraries and all caller tax helplines, except for telefile.

[11Cher-Concert]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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If you have a music fan on your Christmas list - or if you are one yourself - here's a gift you probably hadn't thought of. Cher Tickets.
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[TAKE CONCERT BOARD FS] The vocal diva is coming to Roanoke in February and tickets go on sale NEXT Saturday at 10 AM. It's part of her "Living Proof Farewell Tour" and apparently saying good-bye isn't cheap. The ticket prices are among the highest ever seen at the Civic Center - ranging from 50 to 75 dollars - plus service charges. And remember, the Roanoke Civic Center now offers tickets through tickets-dot-com instead of ticketmaster.
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[Ephedra]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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[*****ANCHOR TAG]
In focus on health, The military has banned a popular dietary supplement after several service personnel die while taking the herbal product.
Sharly Attkisson has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With the safety of American troops]
[SUPER=01-Sharyl Attkisson/Reporting; :22]
[SUPER=01-Michael McDonald/U. S. Army; :59]
[SUPER=01-Michael Stanley/U. S. Army National Guard; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Wes Siegner/Ephedra Education Council; 1:52]
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((NAT/SND
With the safety of American troops resting on its shoulders...
NAT/SND
...the US armed forces have now banned ephedra products from commissaries and military stores on bases worldwide. A chemical cousin to speed, ephedra is in dozens of so-called "fat-burning" products. It's also been linked to heart attacks, strokes and seizures.

(ATTKISSON BRIDGE)

MORE THAN THIRTY ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE PERSONNEL HAVE DIED WHILE TAKING EPHEDRA PRODUCTS, PROMPTING A RECENT MILITARY WARNING SAYING EPHEDRA MAY CAUSE SEVERE MEDICAL PROBLEMS; EVEN DEATH.

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Many soldiers were taking ephedra on their own as an all-natural way to get an edge in their physical training. But military doctors became alarmed when a rash of healthy young soldiers...some in their early 20's began dropping dead...all of them using ephedra products.
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Army Pilot Michael McDonald almost died. His heart stopped during physical training. Rescuers shocked him back to life, but he suffers debilitating memory loss.

(SOT-CAPTAIN MICHAEL MCDONALD/ U.S. ARMY)

"MY MILITARY CAREER WAS CUT SHORT.
Sgt. Michael Stanley helped revive McDonald. He stopped taking ephedra when it was linked to McDonald's collapse, and agrees with banning it from bases.

(SOT-STAFF SERGEANT MICHAEL STANLEY, ARMY NATIONAL GUARD)

"I THINK IT'S AN EXCELLENT MOVE ON THEIR PART, THESE PRODUCTS SHOULD NOT BE AVAILABLE TO SOLDIERS ON POST. IN MY OPINION, THEY SHOULDN'T BE AVAILABLE PERIOD."
NAT/SND
Military leaders marched forward to remove ephedra products even as the FDA remains mired in debate over ephedra's safety.The ephedra industry says nobody's proven what caused the military deaths, and its own scientific studies show ephedra is entirely safe. Industry spokesman Wes Siegner DOES say soldiers in rigorous training programs may want to avoid ephedra...but insists it should be available to others on base who need it.

(SOT-WES SIEGNER, EPHEDRA EDUCATION COUNCIL)

MAYBE THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE ON MILITARY BASES WHO SHOULD NOT BE TAKING THESE PRODUCTS. WE'D BE HAPPY TO TRY FIGURE THAT OUT WITH THE MILITARY AND EDUCATE THOSE PEOPLE. FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT, THESE PRODUCTS ARE SAFE AND BENEFICIAL WHEN USED AS DIRECTED.
Meantime, a leading maker of ephedra products, Twinlabs announced it will soon stop selling ephedra supplements...something it called a "sound business decision in the current climate." With the military ban, the climate for ephedra seems to be growing more uncertain. Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News, Washington.))
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[Red-Cross]


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In other health news, The American Red Cross says its down to a day and half supply of blood for the region.
The Red Cross blames the winter storm for blood drive cancellations and low donor turn out.
To make up for the shortfall the Red Cross plans to extend hours and add additional blood drives.
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[RED CROSS FS]
In fact, the Red Cross in Roanoke on Church Avenue will be open today from 8-30 am to 12-30 pm.
To find about a location near you can call 1-800-Give Life.
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Stay with us. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back. [bump]

[Homes-Tour]


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If you enjoy neighborhood holiday decorations, why not take the visual feast one step further? In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young tours two of the houses on the Salem Museum's Bicentennial Holiday Homes Tour.


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[IN Q=Every Christmas season the Salem Museum invites you inside...]
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[SUPER=07-Charlotte McDonald; 1:13]
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((Every Christmas season the Salem Museum invites you inside a handful of the city's most spectacular homes. But this year, the event has been tailored to fit in with Salem's 200th birthday.
[SOT 1:40:27-1:40:36]
[IN Q=We wanted to represent the bicentennial.]

((KAREN BERMUDEZ/SALEM MUSEUM: WE WANTED TO REPRESENT THE BICENTENNIAL SO WE NEEDED AN OLD HOUSE AND WE TRIED TO GET ALL THE WAY UP TO THE VERY NEW.))
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[OUT Q=all the way up to the very new.]

One of those "old houses" is the Duval-Oakey House on East Calhoun Street. The 1880's Victorian is all but overflowing with history, not to mention decorations.
[SOT 1:41:04-1:41:19]
[IN Q=You can see the perid furniture...]

((KAREN BERMUDEZ: YOU CAN SEE THE PERIOD FURNITURE AND ALL THE ORNAMENTS LEE'S PUT AROUND. AGAIN, THE WOOD CARVING FRAMES AND STAINED GLASS ON TOP OF THE DOORS. IT'S JUST AN AMAZING HOUSE.))
[RUNS= :15]
[OUT Q=an amazing house.]

Not to mention, perfect for a holiday tour. Until just recently, the stately manse was know throughout the city as "The Christmas House".
[SOT 1:43:42-1:43:49]
[IN Q=T his is where the Christmas Shop had their ornaments and angel displays and trees, in this room.]
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[OUT Q =and trees, in this room.]

Speaking of trees, here's a peak inside the McDonald House where owner Charlotte McDonald prefers her decorations come straight from nature.
[SOT 1:46:19-1:46:30]
[IN Q=It's done in the Federal Style.]

((CHARLOTTE McDONALD: IT'S DONE IN THE FEDERAL STYLE, INTERIOR IS WILLIAMSBURG. LOTS OF FRESH THINGS WILL BE ON THE TOUR, FRESH DECORATIONS, FRESH HOLLY, FRUIT AND MAGNOLIA.))
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[OTU Q=fresh holly, fruit and magnolia.]

The 1930's era home is boasts two Christmas trees, each festooned with ornaments of sentimental importance. The parlor tree sparkles with reminders of her travels while the tree in the family room is a bit less formal.
[SOT 1:48:42-1:48:54]
[IN Q=This is our country tree.]

((CHARLOTEE McDONALD: THIS IS OUR COUNTRY TREE, WE CALL IT. IT HAS SOME HANDMADE ORNAMENTS MY CHILDREN DID MANY YEARS AGO AND THINGS I'VE COLLECTED FROM VARIOUS PLACES... KIND OF A FUN TREE.))
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[OUT Q=kind of a fun tree.]

The tour runs from one to five Sunday December 8th. for tickets, contact the Salem Museum. Shannon Young, News 7, Salem.))


[Tyler-Bailey]


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At 10 years old, Tyler Bailey is singing her little heart out - with quite a BIG voice! She's here with us this morning to share some holiday cheer. Take it away Tyler.
[SUPER=07-Tyler Bailey]

[TYLER LIVE ON PS]
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[DinerOpen]


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You may remember Aunt Bee cooking for the whole gang on the Andy Griffith Show, but a cookbook is bringing some of her favorite recipes into YOUR kitchen. It's called Aunt Bee's Delightful Desserts and proceeds from the sales benefit the Roanoke Valley CASA Program. CASA is a nationwide movement of community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in court. Carol Key, the Roanoke Director of CASA stopped by to make one of her favorite recipes from the book. As you'll see, it's seasonal and scrumptious.
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[Take FS]
If you would like to purchase a copy of the book "Aunt Bee's Delightful Desserts", you can stop by our Studios right off of Hershberger Road. The books are $16. And the proceeds go to support the CASA Program. (+++++++) [HOLIDAY DINER BOARD] And if you have a holiday recipe you would like to make here on Weekend Diner, send it to me at WDBJ-7 PO Box 7 Roanoke Virginia, 24022-0007 or you can drop me an e-mail at bwatts@wdbj7.com. Stick around, News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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[VO-NAT]
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... An accident in Franklin County sends 6 people to the hospital - including a teen and a two day old infant -
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and a home in Colorado has NOT gone un-noticed in 38 years - and this may be why....
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[11Franklin-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=502-06 1:11:14]
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Six people - including a two-DAY old baby - are on the road to recovery afer an accident in Franklin County yesterday.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday]


The accident happened around one on 220 north in front of Dudley's Truck Stop just outside of Rocky Mount.
State Police say a Pontiac Sedan rear-ended a 91 Jeep Cherokee as the Jeep was slowing down to make a right hand turn.
Troopers say a 15 year old and an infant were ejected from the vehicle.
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[SOT 20:04:23]
[IN Q=The two day year old]

((JAMES SEMONES/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: THE TWO DAY YEAR OLD INFANT WAS CRYING WHEN I SEE IT AND I DIDN'T SEE ANY VISIBLE INJURIES TO THE CHILD. THE 15 YEAR OLD GIRL THAT WAS EJECTED WAS COMPLAINING OF PAIN IN HER BACK AREA.))
[SUPER=01-James Semones/Virginia State Police;]
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[OUT Q=in her back area]
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The six victims were taken either to Franklin Memorial or Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the Jeep faces reckless driving charges.

[Bushfires]


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[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
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While winter weather has wreaked havoc in our area, the cooler temperatures have been a blessing to Australia's largest city.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sydney, Australia]


For the past week fire fighters have been trying to control some of the worst bush fires to hit Sydney in 30 years.


More than 4-thousand fire fighters and homeowners have been clearing combustible materials.
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[11Church-House]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-43 TC1:43:07]
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It may look the same on the outside but inside, Danville's second Sacred Heart Church is undergoing a transformation.
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[VO-NAT :29]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]

The 65-year old house of worship was recently purchased by Bettina Belles (BELL-is) and her husband, Henry Huson (HUGH-son) for 335-thousand dollars. The Miami Beach radiologists say they've always wanted to live in a small town and were looking for a home in Danville when the "for sale" sign in front of the church caught their eye. They plan to turn the sanctuary into a formal dining room, living room and music room. The choir loft will become a library. But they say the changes won't be outrageous.
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[SOT 1:28:23-1:28:33]
[IN Q=Like I was telling you, alot of the pieces...]

((BETTINA BELLES: LIKE I WAS TELLING YOU, A LOT OF THE PIECES, LIKE THE CONFESSIONAL AND BAPTISMAL FONT THAT THEY TOOK OUT WE ACTUALLY BOUGHT NEW ONES TO PUT IN BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE IT MORE CHURCH-LIKE RATHER THAN LESS CHURCH-LIKE.))


[SUPER=01-Bettina Belles/Church Owner;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=rather than less church-like.]
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[VO-NAT :07]

After the renovations, which are expected to take two years, (Bellis and Hugh-son) Belles and Huson say they plan to hold an open house.
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[11Dickens-Christmas]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
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The weather outside was quite frightful this week.. but that only helped to put some in a delightful holiday mood.
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF CHOIR SINGING]

((NAT SINGING))
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[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF CHOIR SINGING]
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[VO-NAT]


The city kicked off its annual "Dickens of a Christmas" celebration on the market in downtown.
This year's event features several children's activities, carolers, performers, and even an ice sculptor.
Organizers say attendance was low last night because of the cold temperatures.
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[SOT 23:13; 24:58]
[IN Q=It's slow]

((WAYNE PARKS: IT'S SLOW CAUSE IT'S REALLY COLD BUT WHAT DO YOU EXPECT IT'S WINTER.)) ((JOEY COAKLEY: I THINK IT'S A GREAT EVENT TO START OUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON, IT BRINGS EVERYONE OUT. IT'S A LITTLE CHILLY BUT THAT'S GOOD, IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE COLD.))
[SUPER=07-Wayne Parks; :00]
[SUPER=07-Joey Coakley; :09]
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[OUT Q=to be cold]
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[VO-NAT]


The city also lit the holiday tree in First Union Plaza which is a forty foot tall blue spruce.
If you missed last night's festivities, you can catch it for the next two Friday's.
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[11Salem-Parade]


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[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]

((NAT MUSIC))
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[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]
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[VO-NAT]


Salem also held its annual Christmas parade through downtown last night.
Hundreds lined up to watch the more than fifty entries in this year's parade.
That is slightly lower than last year because of this week's storm.
Organizers considered postponing the event but decided to keep the tradition alive of holding the parade on the first Friday in December.
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[Lights-Display]


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A Colorado couple is out to prove you can never have too many Christmas lights..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO]


And so for the past 38 years the Dinges have layered their home with lights and all types of Christmas decorations.
The Dinges started putting up the display about two months ago.
When asked just how many lights it takes to create this Christmas landmark, the couple could only say a lot.
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[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
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[BOTH MICS HOT] Still to come - The Hokies have nothing to lose as they prepare to enter the eye of the storm today in Miami...
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And
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[VO-NAT]

Some area high school football fans go the distance to make sure their team makes it to the gridiron. But first if you are traveling today........ [Brent ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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[Brent MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[6-Wythe-Chopper]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC1:48:35]
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Classes may have skidded to a halt at one area high school, but football fans are determined not to let the same happen to today's game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


The George Wythe High Maroons are supposed to play Gate City today at home.
School officials were worried they would be forced to cancel the game, because of the snow left behind on and around the field.
But, once folks in the community got word of what was going on, several of them pitched-in to help clear the snow. They've been doing it almost non-stop since one-o-clock Thursday afternoon.
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[SOT 15:29]
[IN Q=IT'S WORTH IT]

((KENNY SAYERS/FIELD MAINTENANCE WORKER: IT'S WORTH IT ALL IT'S ALL FOR OUR KIDS.))
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[OUT Q=FOR OUR KIDS]
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[VO-NAT]


The workers actually got an extra hand from a Bristol aviation company this afternoon, which sent out a helicopter to help dry the field.
Officials say now all they have to do is win the game.
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[ANCHOR=Brent]
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[WRITER=jen]
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10-year old Tyler Bailey is joining us this morning - sharing some sounds of the season and helping us keep our Yule Tides bright. We hope you enjoy.
[SUPER=07-Tyler Bailey; ]

[TYLER LIVE ON PS]
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[WRITER=jen]
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And we are going to leave you now with one more song from Tyler Bailey.
[SUPER=07-Tyler Bailey; ]


[TYLER LIVE ON PS] [SING TO END OF SHOW]


[2BIRTHDAYS!] 12/8/02
Sunday:

[SUPER=130-10/Holly Rhodes/Floyd]



[SUPER=130-5/Morgan Willis/Willis]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Sherrie Amos/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Kasie McClamma/Copper Hill]



[SUPER=131-/Ruth Hines/Lindside, WV]



[SUPER=131-/Heather Nibblet/Snow Creek]