[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


Three more U- S soldiers are dead after two separate attacks in Iraq yesterday.
One soldier was killed by a bomb.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mosul, Iraq;]


Two others were shot while driving through the city of Mosul, sending their vehicle crashing into a wall.
A crowd then dragged the pair out of the wreckage and beat them with concrete blocks.
It's the latest in a series of bold attacks, but the U-S military says it isn't worried.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We have nothing]

((BRIG. GEN. MARK KIMMIT/DIRECTOR OF MILITARY OPERATIONS: WE HAVE NOTHING AT THIS POINT THAT CAUSES US CONCERN, THIS IS AN ENEMY THAT CAN NOT DEFEAT US MILITARILY. ))
[SUPER=01-Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmit/Director of Military Operations;]
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[OUT Q=defeat us militarily.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bloodshed has led to many protests in the States, but it seems the government is watching.
The F-B-I says it's NOT collecting intelligence, but is trying to provide police with information on how to handle the protests.
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[Cell-Numbers]


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


It's the dawn of a new era in communications--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Beginning today, if a cellphone user changes service providers, they get to take their phone number with them.
The industry is on orders from the Federal Communications Commission.
Because of this, analysts expect of a quarter of all cellphone customers to switch companies.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
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Also starting today, cellphone users in the 100 most- populated metropolitan areas can begin transferring home phone

numbers to their cell phones.


That, despite criticism that the rule provides an unfair advantage to the wireless industry. [11Warner-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-50 TC-39:41]
[GRAPHIC=Warner]


Governor Mark Warner is expected to reveal his tax reform plan later today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Saturday;]

The Governor says he hopes to put the Commonwealth back on the path of financial stability and create a tax code that's fair for all Virginians.
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[SOT 23:41:11]
[IN Q=I think it is a great]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I THINK IT IS A GREAT PLAN, IT IS WHAT WE NEED. WE'VE STUDIED THIS ISSUE FOR 20 YEARS AND I THINK IT WOULD BE A WRONG CHOICE IF WE PUNTED ON THIS AGAIN AND SAID WELL LET'S JUST LEAVE THIS TO THE NEXT GOVERNOR, THE NEXT LEGISLATURE. I'M READY TO ROLL UP MY SLEEVES AND WORK WITH MEMBERS IN BOTH PARTIES TO GET IT DONE BECAUSE IT'S IN THE BEST INTEREST OF VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
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[OUT Q=best interest of Virginia]
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[VO-NAT]

Analysts say the governor will have to include tax cuts in his plan in order to push it through a Republican controlled legislature. Warner says if lawmakers can't agree on a tax reform package by March he may call a special session until the job is finished.
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[11L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC-1:49:53]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Authorities have made an arrest in the murder of a Lynchburg woman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Saturday]


Two passersby discovered 44-year-old Linda Brooks Kirkland dead behind a vacant building at the corner of 12th and Grace Streets on Saturday.
Police are not saying how she died.
Yesterday morning, they arrested 22-year-old Thando (TAHN-doh) "George" Khumalo (koo-MAHL-oh) of Lynchburg and charged him with Kirkland's murder.
Investigators say the two appeared to have known each other... the area where Kirkland's body was found is a known hangout for homeless persons.
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[11Valley-Ridge]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC-1:45:21]
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Some 250 Alleghany County residents have been battling their water system for the past year. Last week's heavy rain has now contaminated their well, and as Jennifer Wishon reports, many say they've reached the boiling point.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of faucet]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jana Pullin/Valley Ridge Resident; :09]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :37]
[SUPER=01-Josh Craft/Valley Ridge Resident; 1:02]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:28]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Alleghany County]

(( ((NAT SOUND OF FAUCET RUNNING.)) Valley Ridge residents are back to boiling their water, and the water isn't the only thing boiling over.
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[SOT 16:14:16]
[IN Q=Right after we had]

((JANA PULLIN: RIGHT AFTER WE HAD THE BIG RAIN STORM ON WEDNESDAY THE WATER HAS JUST BEEN AWFUL, ABSOLUTELY AWFUL.))
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[OUT Q=absolutely awful]

Pullin, along with other Valley Ridge residents say no one contacted them about the water notice.
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[SOT 15:47:11]
[IN Q=I did not know]

((JANA PULLIN: I DID NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT UNTIL I WENT TO WORK AND MY BOSS CAME UP TO ME AND SAID JANA YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO DRINK THE WATER, YOU'RE NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH IN IT AND I'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR DAYS AND I WAS SHOCKED.))
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[OUT Q=I was shocked]

Valley Ridge Water owner Doodlebug Dressler has been buying water from Alleghany County since July. County officials say last weeks heavy rains led to the contamination of the well. ((NAT SOUND OF THE TOILET FLUSHING.)) Residents say they feel like the money they're spending on their water bill is going down the same drain as their dirty water. But having to boil water isn't anything new.
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[SOT 1:11:29]
[IN Q=My cousin lives ]

((JOSH CRAFT: MY COUSIN LIVES RIGHT UP THE HILL WITH A BRAND NEW BABY AND THIS HAPPENED BACK IN JULY OR AUGUST AND SHE WAS AFRAID TO GIVE THE BABY A BATH.))
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[OUT Q=the baby a bath]

A few businesses and Alleghany High School are also affected by the current water notice.
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[SOT 1:10:20]
[IN Q=I coach at the high school]

((JOSH CRAFT: I COACH AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, I COACH THE THEATER DEPARTMENT AND WHEN I CAME IN FOR A REHEARSAL ON FRIDAY NIGHT THERE WERE SIGNS ON THE WATER FOUNTAINS SAYING DO NOT DRINK THE WATER.))
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[OUT Q=not drink the water]
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[SOT 1:33:07]
[IN Q=Dressler says that]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: DRESSLER SAYS THAT HE DID NOTIFY HIS CUSTOMERS BY RADIO, NEWSPAPER AND A NEWSLETTER HE PERSONALLY SENT OUT. HE SAYS THE SYSTEM IS CURRENTLY BEING FLUSHED AND EXPECTS THE ENTIRE PROBLEM WILL BE CLEANED UP BY THE FIRST OF DECEMBER. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7, ALLEGHANY COUNTY.))
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Alleghany County]))




[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Many shoppers are planning to skip the holiday crowds.
And, several economic reports are due out this week.
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=in New York.]

((> HOLIDAY SHOPPING IS OFF TO A SOLID START ONLINE. IN FACT NINE OF THE TOP > 10 GAINING CATEGORIES ON THE WEB LAST MONTH WERE IN THE RETAIL SECTOR.. > AND BUYERS SAY THEY INTEND TO SPEND MORE MONEY ONLINE THIS SEASON THAN > LAST. > > > IT'S A PACKED WEEK ON THE ECONOMIC CALENDAR... INVESTORS WILL HAVE TO > DIGEST REPORTS ON CONSUMER CONFIDENCE EXISTING AND NEW HOME SALES, GROSS > DOMESTIC PRODUCT AND DURABLE GOODS ORDERS. > > STOCKS ARE COMING OFF A LOSING WEEK ON WALL STREET... > THE DOW MOVED UP 9 POINTS FRIDAY, FOR THE WEEK IT FELL ABOUT 1.5 PERCENT. > > THE NASDAQ ROSE 11 POINTS BUT FELL ABOUT 2 PERCENT FOR THE WEEK. > > ELI LILLY WAS A BIG MOVER AFTER THE FDA APPROVED ITS IMPOTENCE REMEDY > CALLED CIALIS FROM LILLY. ALREADY APPROVED IN EUROPE, CIALIS WILL NOW TAKE > ON PFIZER'S VIAGRA ON ITS HOME TURF. VIAGRA HAD SALES OF ABOUT 1.7 BILLION > DOLLARS LAST YEAR. > > THE INSURANCE GIANT TRAVELERS HAS AGREED TO SETTLE ALL ASBESTOS RELATED > CLASS ACTION SUITS AGAINST IT. SPECIFIC DETAILS OF THE SETTLEMENT ARE > BEING KEPT CONFIDENTIAL. TRAVELERS PLANS TO FUND THE SETTLEMENT FROM > UNALLOCATED RESERVES AND DOESN'T EXPECT TO TAKE A CHARGE AGAINST EARNINGS. > > > TRACK ALL THE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM.. I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN > NEW YORK. ))> >




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Moscow-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


A fire swept through a dormitory at a Moscow university this morning, killing at least 32 and injured more than 125 others.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]


Authorities in Russia believe an electrical problem may have started the blaze.
Investigators say the fire began in the second story of the five story dormitory.
It took firefighters about three hours to get the flames under control.
Many of the students who died were from other countries including China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, as well as several African nations.
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[11County-Police]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Roanoke County is celebrating a milestone for its police deparment. At a ceremony in Colorado Springs Saturday night, the department earned national accreditation, with a 97-percent compliance rate. This is the fourth time the police department has received accreditation.

[11Kid-Deer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC-1:47:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A 13- year- old Botetourt County boy scored some big points in the National Forest Friday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Scott Shires has been hunting with his father since he was nine- years- old. Friday he shot a 15 point buck with a 24 inch spread.
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[SOT 4:21:13]
[IN Q=He came across the ridge]

((SCOTT SHIRES: HE COME ACROSS THE RIDGE AND I JUST PUT HIM IN THE SITES AND SHOT HIM.)) ((BOBBY SHIRES: I WAS ABOUT 60 YARDS FROM HIM WHEN HE SHOT THIS THING AND I SAW HIM GO OVER THE HILLSIDE THERE AND I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. WHEN I WALKED OVER THERE ALL I SEEN WAS TEETH AND A SMILE. HE WAS JUST GRINNING EAR TO EAR OVER IT. I TOLD HIM RIGHT THEN IT WAS JUST UNBELIEVABLE WHAT HE GOT THERE, I MEAN SOME PEOPLE HUNT ALL THEIR LIVES AND NEVER SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS.))
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[OUT Q=see something like this]
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[VO-NAT]

Scott killed the deer with a single shot on National Forest land in Roanoke County. His story will be featured in a hunting magazine and he plans to enter his prize into a hunting contest in Richmond.
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[11Food-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-43 TC-1:01:38]
[GRAPHIC=none]


For eight years, the American Bikers Advocate in Training and Education group has been raising money and food for needy families during the holidays.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

This year is no different, except they've got a lot more help in their annual "Turkey Trot." Edgers on Williamson Road, K-92, and local Food Lion stores are collecting food to help out the ABATE bikers. Last year they collected nearly half a ton of food, this year is already shaping up better.
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[SOT-02:03:57]
[IN Q=THIS YEAR WITH ]

((THIS YEAR WITH THE MOOSE LODGE WITH EDGERS WITH K92 INVOLVED WE'VE SURPASSED THAT BY FAR AND WE'RE LOOKING AT FILLING UP A 28 FOOT TRACTOR TRAILER THIS YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=TRAILER THIS YEAR]
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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday's Turkey Trot started at Edgers -- from there, they drove to the collection station at K-92 and then drove up Bent Mountain to the Moose Lodge in Salem. The food bank's slogan for the holidays is that, "Food should never be on someone's wish list."
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Stocks closed higher on Friday, but were down for the week. And U-P-S is raising some of its rates. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]



((STOCKS LOST GROUND FOR THE SECOND WEEK IN A ROW.
THEY WERE UP FOR THE DAY ON FRIDAY, CAPPING A VOLATILE WEEK WITH A QUIET DAY OF TRADING.


THE DOW PICKED UP NINE POINTS...
...AND THE NASDAQ... ALMOST 12.


MATTEL THE WORLD'S LARGEST TOYMAKER, HAS RAISED ITS ANNUAL DIVIDEND TO 40 CENTS--A 700 PERCENT INCREASE FROM THE RECENT FIVE-CENT PAYOUT.
THE COMPANY HAS ALSO DOUBLED FUNDING OF ITS STOCK BUYBACK PLAN TO 500- MILLION DOLLARS.
MATTEL SAYS IT IS DEMONSTRATING ITS COMMITMENT TO A BALANCED RETURN OF EXCESS FUNDS TO SHAREHOLDERS.
IN 2000, MATTEL SLASHED ITS DIVIDEND FROM 36 CENTS TO FIVE CENTS AS PART OF A RESTRUCTURING PLAN.


THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS APPROVED A SECOND RIVAL TO PFIZER'S ENORMOUSLY SUCCESSFUL ANTI-IMPOTENCE DRUG,VIAGRA.
THE F-D-A GAVE THE NOD TO CIALIS (SEE-ALICE), DEVELOPED BY ELI LILLY AND ICOS CORPORATION.
CIALIS IS ALREADY AVAILABLE IN EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, AND BRAZIL.


WHAT CAN "BROWN" DO FOR YOU???
THE WORLD'S LARGEST TRANSPORTATION COMPANY CAN RAISE THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR SHIPPING.
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE IS RAISING CORE COMMERCIAL GROUND RATES ONE-POINT-NINE PERCENT. AND IT'S IMPOSING AN ADDITIONAL ONE-DOLLAR CHARGE BEYOND ITS CURRENT SURCHARGE FOR DELIVERIES TO ITS"MOST RURAL" ZIP CODES.
THE NEW RATES TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 5.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))


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