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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Starting off chilly today, but we'll be basking in the sunshine for most of the holiday weekend.
Steve Pardon has your forecast, coming up.



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Roanoke firefighters were busy last night putting out two fires within the same area. The first call came in around 8 o-clock.
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Firefighters responded to the first blaze on the 13-hundred block of Dale Avenue in Southeast Roanoke to find the front porch 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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Hundreds of local families wish their loved ones overseas could be home for the holidays.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:00:04]
[IN Q=To me that is a joy]

((MYRTLE 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.))
[SUPER=01-Myrtle Thompson/Husband Serving in Iraq;]
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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 Christmas day.
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Christmas tree retailers didn't get what they wanted from Santa. That's because sales didn't grow as much as they would have liked this year.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

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 BUSINESS ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS A NEW LAW OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Huffman/Tree Lot Owner;]
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[OUT Q=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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A Salem woman turned 104 yesterday.
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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.))
[SUPER=01-Pearlie Shepard/104 Years Old;]
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[OUT Q=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,but none of those places compares to home.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Temperatures are in the teens and 20s now, but should climb into the 40s for highs.
Steve Pardon has your holiday weekend outlook, in just a few minutes.

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Some people rolled up their sleeves on Christmas Day and helped the less fortunate enjoy a hot holiday meal.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

425 pounds of ham, 48 turkeys, and all the fixings were served at the Roanoke Rescue Mission yesterday. More than 60 volunteers left the comforts of their homes to help cook for and serve their less fortunate neighbors.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This will be...]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-David Burgess/Volunteer;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=...don't have that.]
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[VO-NAT]

Live music helped to get everyone in a festive mood. The Rescue Mission says it's the little things that make Christmas Day shine.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They bring homemade...]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Rescue Mission;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=...five star resturant.]
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[VO-NAT]

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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Regulations didn't help sell as many Christmas trees as retailers would have liked this year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The regulations 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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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 BUSINESS ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS A NEW LAW OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Huffman/Tree Lot Owner;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=has a new law out.]
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[VO-NAT]

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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A Salem woman celebrated her 104th birthday along with Christmas yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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.))
[SUPER=01-Pearlie Shepard/104 Years Old;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=MODEL T FORD]
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[VO-NAT]

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.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunny today with highs in the 40s...
Steve Pardon has details in your holiday weekend forecast, coming up right after the news.




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Two fires within 3 blocks of each other kept Roanoke firefighters busy on Christmas night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Firefighters responded to the first blaze around 8 p-m on Dale Avenue in Southeast Roanoke to find the front porch engulfed in flames. 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. Both structures were empty at the time and no one was hurt. Arson investigators have been called in to help determine the cause of the fires.
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Volunteers for the Rescue Mission rolled up their sleeves and got to work to help the less fortunate enjoy a hot holiday meal on Christmas Day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

More than 60 people left the comforts of their homes to help cook for and serve their less fortunate neighbors.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This will be...]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-David Burgess/Volunteer;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=...don't have that.]
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[VO-NAT]

Live music helped to get everyone in a festive mood. The Rescue Mission says it's the little things that make Christmas Day shine.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They bring homemade...]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Rescue Mission;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=...five star resturant.]
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[VO-NAT]

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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Local families with loved ones overseas wished they could be home for the holidays.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:00:04]
[IN Q=To me that is a joy]

((MYRTLE 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.))
[SUPER=01-Myrtle Thompson/Husband Serving in Iraq]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=from my heart]
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[VO-NAT]


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 on Christmas day.
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[8-11Salem-104]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC-41:47]
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[ENG#=4]


A Salem woman celebrated her 104th birthday on Christmas Day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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.))
[SUPER=01-Pearlie Shepard/104 Years Old;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=MODEL T FORD]
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[VO-NAT]

She says she's travelled across the nation,but none of those places compares to home. (-----------)