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Coming up on News 7-
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Intelligence reports warned of possible terrorist attacks on flights to America. We'll have the status of the investigation. Plus, arson investigators are looking into two Christmas fires. And, Christmas tree retailers are pining for better years.
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News 7 is next.

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Some officials in France are questioning whether possible terrorist attacks using Air France planes were legitimate threats.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.

[Terror-Alert]


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Several flights between the U-S and Paris were canceled. But so far, officials say they haven't found any evidence to it back up their security concerns. Scott Rapoport reports from Washington.
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[SUPER=03-Paris; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jean-Luc Sibiude/French Consul General; :25]
[SUPER=01-Scott Rapoport/CBS News; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=STD]

(((Paris) IN PARIS, STRANDED PASSENGERS... FAR AWAY FROM LOVED ONES. THEY WILL NOT BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.
(SOT-mos)

"very frustrated, I just wanted to get home to see my sister for Christmas, it's difficult." :06 AIR FRANCE CANCELLED SIX FLIGHTS YESTERDAY AND TODAY FROM PARIS TO LOS ANGELES AFTER THE U-S GOVERNMENT WARNED THAT THE PLANES COULD BE USED IN A TERRORIST PLOT.
(SOT: JEAN-LUC SIBIUDE/FRENCH COUNSUL GENERAL)

"The threat was serious enough to take these precautionary measures." :06 BUT NOW FRENCH OFFICIALS SAY THEY CAN'T BACK UP THOSE REPORTS. THEY DID QUESTION SEVERAL MEN, AND RELEASED THEM. ACCORDING TO SOURCES, THE U-S HAD SPECIFIC INTELLIGENCE THAT A PLANE MIGHT BE HIJACKED BY AL-QAIDA OPERATIVES... PLANNING TO ATTACK THE UNITED STATES. THE INTELLIGENCE INCLUDED EXACT FLIGHT NUMBERS AND NAMES OF SUSPECTED AL-QAIDA MEMBERS WHO MIGHT BE ON BOARD. SINCE THE TERROR ALERT WAS MOVED TO HIGH THE HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN CLOSELY MONITORING AIRLINES. INTELLIGENCE AGENTS RECENTLY PICKED UP "CHATTER" ABOUT PLANES ONCE AGAIN BEING USED AS WEAPONS WITH THE INTENTION TO CAUSE MORE DEVESTATION THAN 9-11. STANDUP: AND U-S OFFICIALS SAY MORE CANCELLATIONS ARE POSSIBLE...EXACTLY WHAT TRAVELERS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON DO NOT WANT TO HEAR. SCOTT RAPOPORT, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))



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While many people spent the day visiting family and enjoying large meals, others rolled up their sleeves and got to work. Jennifer Wishon introduces us to some volunteers on a mission to make sure no one in the city of Roanoke goes to bed hungry tonight.
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[IN Q=One Pokemon Box]
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[SUPER=01-Sandy Wills/Lunch Guest; :45 ]
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((ONE POKEMON BOX. ONE PET GROOM.))
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Santa's elves were all ready, the pies were all baked and after everyone was seated a holiday feast took place.
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((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON: WE JUST TRY TO MAKE A REAL HOME CHRISTMAS EVEN THOUGH EVERYONE AT THE TABLE - MAY BE THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE MET.))
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[OUT Q=time they've met]

425 pounds of ham, 48 turkeys, dressing and all the fixings were served at the Roanoke Rescue Mission Christmas Day. Joanne Summitt and her family used the occasion to greet old friends.
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[SOT 14:43]
[IN Q=That's why I came]

((JOANNE SUMMITT: THAT'S WHY I CAME DOWN HERE TO GO TO CHURCH, BE WITH EVERYBODY, NEIGHBOR'S, FRIENDS, GET THE KIDS OUT A LITTLE BIT.))
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Sandy Wills is hoping her new year brings good food and lots of it.
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[IN Q=Ham, turkey, green beans]

((SANDY WILLS: HAM, TURKEY, GREEN BEANS AND MASHED POTATOES.))
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[IN Q=The holiday feast wouldn't]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: THE HOLIDAY FEAST WOULDN'T BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT VOLUNTEERS. MORE THAN 60 PEOPLE LEFT THE COMFORTS OF THEIR OWN HOMES CHRISTMAS DAY TO HELP COOK FOR AND SERVE THEIR LESS FORTUNATE NEIGHBORS.))
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((DAVID BURGESS: THIS WILL BE THE ONE TIME A LOT OF THEM WILL BE SERVED THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE YEAR. YOU KNOW WE'RE ACCUSTOMED TO GOING OUT TO EAT AND BEING SERVED EVERY DAY, BUT THESE FOLKS JUST DON'T HAVE THAT.))
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((DEBBIE BURGESS: I HOPE THAT THEY LEARN AND SEE THE SHINING LIGHT OF JESUS CHRIST AND KNOW WHAT THE REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS IS.))
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And at the Rescue Mission it's the little things that make Christmas Day shine.
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((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON: THEY BRING HOMEMADE DESERTS AND THEY COME AND THEY SERVE AT THE TABLE SO EVERYTHING AT THE TABLE SO EVERYTHING IS LIKE A FIVE STAR RESTAURANT.))
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((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC))
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Complete with live music to get everyone in a festive mood.
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((JUDY SAUNDERS: IT'S SUCH A NEAT IDEA I MAY BE BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN...LAUGHTER.))
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The Rescue Mission hopes only to see volunteers year after year, but is happy to supply cheer to anyone in need.
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[IN Q=I'm glad there's always]

((JOY: I'M GLAD THERE'S ALWAYS A RESCUE MISSION BECAUSE WE NEVER KNOW WHO'S IT GOING TO BE TOMORROW? TROUBLE COMES TO EVERYBODY. WE TAKE TURNS.))
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Sandy Wills took her turn serving her family and finally got to eat some warm green beans and mashed potatoes. Jennifer Wishon, News 7 Roanoke.))

[X-mas-Trees]


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Christmas tree retailers say this year they feel like they've been scrooged.
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Regulations that were eventually reversed prohibited live-cut trees in buildings without an approved fire sprinkler system, including many older apartment buildings and hotels. Many tree growers and sellers say they didn't hear about the regulations until late November or early December, right when they were setting up shop.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The rules hurt...]

((BILL HUFFMAN/TREE LOT OWNER; THE RULES HURT. NOT KNOWING THE RULES HURT EVEN MORE. BY NOT KNOWING THEM UNTIL WE HAD ALL BOUGHT OUR TREES AND PUT THEM ON THE LOTS TO SELL. THEN YOU FIND OUT THAT A GOOD PORTION OF YOUR BUISINESS ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS A NEW LAW OUT.))
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Huffman says he lost about a quarter of his usual business this year. He says all of the leftover trees will be dumped into lakes and ponds to become beds for breeding fish.
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[Rke-Fires]


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It was a busy night for fire crews in Roanoke. They responded to two fires only blocks away from each other around 8 this evening.
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Fire fighters responded to the first fire on the 13-hundred block of Dale Avenue in Southeast Roanoke to find the front porch completely engulfed in flames. It took five minutes to put it out, but by that point, another fire three blocks away on Dale Avenue had been called in. Crews responded to find the second floor heavily involved in fire and smoke. That fire was contained in 12 minutes. Both structures were empty at the time and no one was hurt. Since the cause of the fire has not been determined, arson investigators have been called in.
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Still ahead on the newscast, a 12 year old boy is hailed as a hero after running into a burning building.
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and also troops overseas try to bring a little bit of home to their Christmas celebrations.
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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports as a Hokie from California gets ready to battle the Cal Bears out West. Will Fitzgerald's NFL talk be too much of a distraction for Pitt to overcome? LeBron and TMac put on a Christmas

Day show in Orlando, while the Holiday Hoopla begins in Salem tomorrow. Details tonight on the Big 7.))[Iraq]


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For troops serving in the Middle East, the Christmas celebration was bittersweet. But even though they were thousands of miles away from the U-S, they still found a little bit of home in Iraq. Lisa Barron has more from Baghdad.
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[SUPER=01-Brig. Gen. Mark Hertling/1st Armored Division; :33]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Barron/CBS News; :45]
[SUPER=01-Brig. Gen. Martin Dempsey/1st Armored Division; 1:18]
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((THEY'RE CELEBRATING FAR FROM HOME, BUT US TROOPS IN IRAQ HAVE STILL CAPTURED THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. THERE Was MASS, AND CAROL SINGING..... THERE WERE SPORTING EVENTS'... AND THERE WAS of course A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS FEAST... we know its christmas so we're gonna celebrate the best way we can. even though we're fram from home, we're still with family. We're still gonna celebrate Christmas no matter what. Nothing gets in the way of Christmas, right?" IN BAGHDAD, BRIGADIER GENERAL MARK HERTLING SPENT THE DAY VISITING SEVERAL OF HIS TROOPS.
(tape 3, 0300ish)(SOT BRIG.GEN. MARK HERTLING, DEP. COMMANDER, 1ST

ARMOURED DIVISION) I believe that the season of christmas is all about hope, providing hope for mankind. that's wahat you all are doing as soldiers for this country right now, for this city of Baghdad. you're giving them hope.
(ON CAM LISA BARRON, BAGHDAD)

THIS CHRISTMAS WAS ESPECIALLY SIGNIFICANT FOR A GROUP OF SOLDIERS FROM THE FIRST ARMOURED DIVISION IN BAGHDAD WHO CHOSE TODAY TO RE ENLIST. THEY SIGNED UP FOR ANOTHER TWO TO SIX YEARS OF SERVICE IN THE U.S. ARMY
(SOT 2717 BRIG. GEN. MARTIN DEMPSEY, DEP. COMMANDER, 1ST ARMOURED

DIVISION) theY feel part of an army family......
NATSOT CEREMONY

THE POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE OVER, IT WAS TIME FOR THESE SOLDIOERS TO LET THEIR HAIR DOWN.
NATSOT RAP SINGERS
(SOT 2817 BRIG. GEN. MARTIN DEMPSEY)

soldiers are great people. they work hard and they party hard.
NATSOT MALE SOLDIER SINGING MARGUERITA VILLE/ NATSOT CROWD SINGING ALONG AND AFTER ANOTHER WEEK OF EXTREMELY HARD WORK,

THEY'LL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER PARTY ON NEW YEAR'S EVE. LB CBS NEWS BAGHDAD))



[Iraq-Families]


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Hundreds of local families wish their loved ones could be home for the holidays.
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Myrtle Thompson grew up in Clifton Forge but now lives in Texas where her husband is stationed.
He is currently overseas serving in Iraq and has been there for ten months now.
Thompson's family bought her a plane ticket home so she wouldn't be alone this holiday.
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[SOT 6:00:04]
[IN Q=To me that is a joy]

((MRYTLE THOMPSON/HUSBAND SERVING IN IRAQ: TO ME THAT IS A JOY THAT IS CHRISTMAS ENOUGH FOR ME. I AM AWAY FROM MY HUSBAND AND THAT'S A VERY SAD THING BUT I KNOW HE'S DOING WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO AND I MEAN IT FROM MY HEART.))
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[OUT Q=from my heart]
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Thompson took a part-time job at the Valley View Mall to help pass the time.
She was unsure whether she'd be able to talk her husband today.
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[Christmas-Hero]


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A 12 year old boy is being called a hero after rescuing his young cousin from their burning mobile home last night.
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The fire happened just after midnight in Lincoln County Kentucky. Phyllis Camel smelled smoke and woke up her son and grandson -- they were able to get out unharmed, but 12 year old Wesley realized his 4-year old cousin was trapped inside, and went back into the burning home to save her.
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((I COULDN'T REALLY SEE AND IT WAS REAL HARD TO BREATHE. AND SO I GOT DOWN WHERE I COULD SEE THE FLOOR AND I KEPT HOLLERING AT HER SO I CAN HEAR HER. SO I JUST KEPT FOLLOWING HER VOICE UNTIL I FOUND HER BEHIND THE TREE))
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Nurses at the hospital bought gifts for everyone when they found out the family had lost its home and Christmas presents. A nearby hotel got into the spirit and gave the family a free room through the holidays.
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Up next on the newscast. Our family here at Your Hometown Station extends holiday greetings in the ever-popular WDBJ Christmas Card.
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And some people complain about having their birthday around Christmas, but not one Salem woman who is celebrating more than one hundred years of life.
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[Xmas-Card]


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Whether we here at WDBJ7 are working on camera or behind the scenes, we ALL like to extend holiday greeting from our family to yours. Here's this year's Christmas card.
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Bowl notes from the Insight and Tire, plus Blue-Gray highlights and some NBA and high school hoopla. But first your Extra Point -
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If you got some Christmas cash you may want to check out the Roanoke Express in action tomorrow night at the Roundhouse. The Express hosts the Charlotte Checkers in a 7:30 face-off. Roanoke is in fourth place in the Southern Division, and back on November 2nd the Express shutout the Checkers 2-to-nothing.
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When the Insight Bowl kicks off later tomorrow night in Arizona - the Hokies will be trying to win their second straight postseason game in the wild west. Playing in Phoenix against Cal - is something reserve linebacker Jordan Trott never dreamed he'd be doing when he left his home in Torrence, California to play in Blacksburg.
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Trott played in all 12 games this season and was on the field for 359 plays. Next year he will challenge for a starting position, and he knows tomorrow night is his first audition.
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[OUT Q=...BELIEVE IN THE SYSTEM."]
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7 and 5 Virginia and 8 and 4 Pittsburgh are just a couple of days away from the third meeting on the football field in the two schools history.
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And while the Panthers have said all week they will be ready to play, there is still much uncertainty surrounding receiver Larry Fitzgerald. The sophomore receiver has inquired about entering the NFL draft even though he is only in his second college season. The question posed to the Panthers; has this been a distraction.
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One thing is certain for the Panthers. They will not change their offense, a unit that ranked second in the Big East in scoring this past season.
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Odds makers have the Cavaliers as three point favorites. Kick off is set for Saturday at 11 AM. Be sure to join Steve Mason in the Queen City tomorrow with LIVE reports on News 7 at 5 and 6.
And then Saturday morning Steve will have LIVE field level pre-game reports from Ericsson Stadium on New 7 Saturday Morning between 8 and 9 AM.

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Some players who didn't make it to bowl games this postseason got to strut their stuff in front some NFL scouts in Troy, Alabama today at the annual Blue Gray all-star game Classic.
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A couple of Mac Daddy's Marshall's Bob Pruett and Northern Illinois' Joe Novak led the Blue team. And those two looked like they knew what they were doing as Ryan Krause takes the Scott Roslov pass and turns the 38 yard connection into a touchdown. The Blue takes the lead for good at 7-to-3. Still in the second Larry Croom strutted into the endzone on the three yard run to make it 14-to-3 Blue in the second.
The Blue would win it 31 to 24. And check out this play. You can't rush the kicker in this all-star game so even though the snap is
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bad they finally get it down and bank it in for the point.
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Rislov, the Blue quarterback was named the MVP. This state has had it's share of Blue-Grey MVP's. Tech Don Strock and Will Furrer, UVa's Scott Gardner and JMU's Curtis Keaton all took home MVP honors.

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The NBA fans in Orlando haven't had much to cheer about this season, but today Santa dropped one heck of present in their laps.
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Lebron James and Cleveland slid down the T.D. Waterhouse chimney to tangle with Tracy McGrady. Lebron threw down 34 points on a variety of three pointers, floaters and slams. The 18 year old hit 13 of 28 shots for the Cavs. But Lebron had to take a back seat to the 24 old McGrady. T-Mac played 50 minutes, hit 15 of his 29 shots and threw in 41 points as the Magic beat the Cavs 113-to-101 in overtime.
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The Magic wore their retro pinstripes and played like the old Eastern Conference champs for a change.
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High school hoops will fill up the Salem Civic Center tomorrow for the start of the annual Holiday Hoopla tourney sponsored by Member One Credit Union. Eight teams are taking part in the three day event including defending champion Roanoke Catholic.
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[SUPER=01-Dick Wall/Roanoke Catholic Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Head Coach; :27]
[SUPER=01-Robbie St. John/Patrick Henry Assistant Coach; :47]
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[OUT Q=...A BIGGER CROWD."]
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Salem, PH, Cave Spring and Catholic will be joined by Fleming, Hidden Valley, Osbourn and Gar-Field. Games beings tomorrow at 3pm. The tournament is Friday, Saturday and Monday.

[Salem-104]


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Today is a special day in homes around the world, but it's doubly so closer to home where a Salem woman is celebrating her 104th birthday.
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Pearlie Shepard was born in Salem in 18-99. Her father was a farmer and she had one sister and two brothers. Shepard says many things have changed in her lifetime, but she thinks things have gotten better.
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[SOT 00:02:57:00]
[IN Q=WE NEVER HAD ]

((WE NEVER HAD AN AUTOMOBILE WHEN I WAS GROWING UP. TIL AFTER I WAS MARRIED WE HAD AN OLD MODEL T FORD.))
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They wouldn't have too many mechanical problems from that Model T.
In 19-15 She left school and married a mechanic. She says she's travelled across the nation to California, New York, and Florida to visit family members, but none of those places compares to home. (-----------)