[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=susan]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#2]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning.... A train wreck near London leaves six people dead as the search continues for survivors
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[TAKE MAP FS- E559] And Interstate 77 is reopened after being closed for several hours this morning due to an accident. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[I-77-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun morning]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=I-77 Accident]


Traffic is moving again on Interstate 77 after an early morning accident involving two tractor trailers and two cars closed both lanes in the Rocky Gap area.

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[TAKE ACCIDENT MAP FS -E604] The accident happened around four-thirty at mile marker 64 in Bland County.
Police say the driver of a tractor trailer lost control and overturned.
Two cars then hit the wrecked big-rig.
A second tractor trailer swerved to miss the cars and hit the trailer of the first one, tearing it in half - spilling V-8 juice across the road.
Traffic is moveing along the right shoulder of the road, but both lanes are closed while crews clean up the juice. No one was seriously hurt.
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[Train-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Train Crash]
[ENG#=3]


Firefighters and police continue to search the wreckage of a train crash west of London to make sure no survivors have been missed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Berkshire, United Kingdom]

The train driver and five passengers died after the locomotive hit a car at a crossing. At least eleven people were injured. Authorities say it's too early to say why the car had been on the crossing, which had automatic barriers that blocked one lane on each side of the track. Police say at least eight cars derailed and one was split in two by the force of the impact.
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[Wilder-Changes]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Wilder]
[ENG#=4]


Richmond Mayor-elect Doug Wilder is ready to make some changes in the city's management.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-June;]


Wilder says he will replace City Manager Calvin Jamison and Police Chief Andre Parker.
He says both are good men, but that those responsible for the management of the city have not gotten the job done.

The former Democratic governor was elected in a a landslide Tuesday. He said the lopsided victory was a mandate for change and he plans to deliver.
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[11NC-Ecoli]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Focus Health]

North Carolina authorities are looking into an outbreak of E. coli illnesses in the state. 31 cases have been verified so far -- 27 of which were from people who had visited the North Carolina State Fair in October. Health authorities say the focus is now on people who were in North Carolina since October Eighth and became ill on or after October 15th. This is the largest E. coli outbreak in North Carolina since 2001, when more than 200-children became sick.

[11Youth-Rally]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=sra]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC-39:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


A Roanoke County teen suffering from a rare neurological condition found support from her friends and family this weekend - and raised the community's awareness of the disease .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Hunter Ozmer, a 19-year-old student at Hidden Valley High School suffers from Niemann-Pick Disease, a rare neurological disease. The event featured, live music, comic relief, and raffles. It was an effort to raise money to help find a cure, and inform the public about the illness.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The clock is running... ]

((HUNT OZMER/HUNTER'S FATHER: THE CLOCK IS RUNNING A VERY CRITCIAL SITUATION UH NOT ONLY FOR HUNTER BUT FOR ALL NEIMANN PICK CHILDREN. THIS IS NOT ABOUT FUNDRAISING BUT IN ORDER TO MOVE RESEARCH AHEAD WE HAVE TO TAKE OUR FOUNDATION FROM A HALF MILLION A YEAR TO FIVE MILLION A YEAR))
[SUPER=01-Hunt Ozmer/Hunter's Father]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=million a year]
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[VO-NAT]

This was the first time the event has been held.
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[11Park-Race]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-34 TC-1:36:16]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


An athlete from Clifton Forge defied the odds this weekend with a new prosthetic -- and a whole lot of heart.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Keith Simpson competed in yesterday's duathlon at Explore Park, running two miles, and biking 10-miles. It's quite an accomplishment considering he's been partially paralyzed for the last 25 years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:46:40]
[IN Q=Well I was in a wreck when I]

((KEITH SIMPSON:WELL I WAS IN A WRECK WHEN I WAS FOURTEEN YEARS OLD. I HAD A DEEP STROKE. I COULDN'T MOVE MY RIGHT ARM OR MY RIGHT LEG FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS.))
[SUPER=01-Keith Simpson/Disabled Runner]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=]
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[VO-NAT]

In just the last few years, Simpson has become an avid runner, and received a new carbon-fiber prosthetic brace for his ankle just a few months ago. He says the brace has helped him shave five minutes off of a mile run.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:42:20]
[IN Q=What this orthosos or brace does]

((TODD GERL:WHAT THIS ORTHOSIS OR BRACE DOES IS PICK HIS FOOT UP AND KEEP IT IN A NEUTRAL POSITION SO THAT WHILE HE'S RUNNING HE IS NOT HAVING TO USE OTHER MUSCLES OF HIS BODY TO COMPENSATE.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Gerl/Virginia Prosthetics]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=of his body to compensate.]
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[VO-NAT]

Simpson enters competitions throughout the country as a runner, biker, and a kayaker. He says he sets no goals for himself other than to try hard at everything he does.
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[1-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=N7 Sports]


The American athlete best known for overcoming health obstacles says he may put the on the brakes for the next Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong told a French sports publication that it might be time to move on to other things.
He tells the paper he's not sure if he'll make a run at a seventh straight Tour title next year. [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
[ENG#=Aprisa]


Coming up after the break-
Dialysis patients in Lynchburg will soon benefit from U-V-A Health System's latest expansion.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]


OH my stars! We're cooking up a tasty treat that's sure to please your holiday guests in today's Weekend Diner.


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[Almanac Bump]
[Break #1]



[11UVA-L'burg]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Focus on Health]

The University of Virginia Health System is expanding its kidney dialysis services into the Lynchburg area.
UVA Health has acquired the Lynchburg Nephrology Dialysis in Lynchburg and Amherst. The move will effectively double the number of dialysis patients that UVA serves, and will allow Lynchburg area residents to participate in clinical trials that were not available before. UVA operates six other outpatient dialysis centers across the state.

[Health-Review]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=hEALTH rEVIEW ]
[GRAPHIC=Health Review]
[ENG#=1]


The board of directors at Danville Regional Health system is weighing its options for the future of the organization.
And this month has been set aside to bring awareness to epilepsy.
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[TAKE HEALTH REVIEW BOARD FS]
Joy Sutton has more in health review.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Kathleen Perdue]
[SUPER=07-Kathleen Perdue; :12]
[SUPER=01-Dr. William Tingler/Epileptologist; :28]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Bob Ashby/Health System Board Chairman; 1:03]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=that's health review, I'm Joy Sutton]

(( Kathleen Perdue was diagnosed with epilepsy seven years ago. It's a condition that affects about 2-thousand people in Roanoke alone. But Perdue says it's often misunderstood.
[IN Q=A lot of times people thing a person with]

(( A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE THINK A PERSON WITH EPILEPSY ARE SICK OR VERY HANDICAPPED OR VERY INCAPABLE OF NOT LIVING AND IT'S NOT TRUE))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=it's not ture]

In fact, Perdue has one child with twins on the way. Plus she works full time.
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=Epilepsy is a chronic condition]

((EPILEPSY IS A CHRONIC CONDITION OF EPILEPTIC SEIZURES WHICH IS AN ATTACK WHICH CAUSE A BEHAVIOR DO TO NEURONS IN THE BRAIN)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=neurons in the brain]


Seizures don't always cause convulsions symptoms can also include eye lid fluttering, chewing movements, or even hand waving. There are several potential causes for the epilepsy including genetics or brain injury from a stroke or from trauma from an accident. Sometimes the cause is unknown.
[TAPE#=504-01 1;28:51]


Danville Regional Medical Center could be impacted if the board of directors for the health system decides to make some changes. The board is in the process of weighing it's options.
[IN Q=We're in excellent shape now.]

((WE'RE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE NOW. THAT'S WHY WE THINK THIS IS AN OPPORTUNE TIME FOR LOOKING. WE DON'T WANT TO RUN THE RISK OF MEDICARE MAKING SOME DECISION OR SOMETHING ELSE COULD HAPPEN DOWN THE ROAD AND THEN ALL OF SUDDEN WE WOULD MAYBE LOSE SOME OF THAT STRENGTH))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=that strength]


Possibilities for the future include merging with another organization, finding a capital partner, or keeping things the way they are.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))

[susan toss to bump] [Weekend-Diner]
[mini-open] ((Mini-Open))


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Diner FS Wx Mon]
[ENG#=1]


The holidays are fast approaching and it's time to start thinking about what tasty treats you're going to serve.
We have a great hors d'oeuvre that's a little bit sweet, a little bit nutty and very cheesy.
We're giving you a taste in today's Weekend Diner.

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[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Eng#=2]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well Katie Henritze]
[SUPER=01-Katie Henritze/Junior League of the Roanoke Valley]
[RUNS=3:40]
[OUT Q=Stay with us]

((Sorry, Closed Captioning not available))
[TAPE TOSSES TO BUMP]

[USE DINER INFO BOARD FS AS BUMPER 1] [wipe to albums bump]

[ToddlerCoddler]


[ANCHOR=Susan @ PS]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=N7 Sun AM FS BAM]

A new invention is helping parents and kids travel more safely...




[SUPER=01-Susan Dunk/Inventor "ToddlerCoddler";]



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[bring 2-shot pic fs- E555] [Susan will call for] Before and After pictures
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[E558 - Picture FS BAM] [hold in BAM for remainder of interview;]

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[webaddress FS - E522] For more information on the ToddlerCoddler, you can find a link on our website. Click on "Websites in the News".
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[toss to bump] ((toss to bump))


[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[roll cold out of the open]


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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#2]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....Yasser Arafat's health is still questionable, but plans for his funeral have already been arranged
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[take accident map fs -e559] And an early morning accident in Rocky Gap closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 77 for several hours. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Arafat]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Arafat]
[ENG#=3]

Questions may linger on the state of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's health, but plans for his funeral are already complete.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Bank]

Israel sources say the government has completed its security plans for Arafat's burial in Gaza. The 75-year-old is in a hospital in Paris where there are conflicting reports on his health. Palestian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie has taken over in the President's absence. Meanwhile, Israeli leaders say they don't want to get ahead of themselves, but are looking to the future.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@:35 from china/shalom comments]
[IN Q=Of course we would...]

((SILVAN SHALOM/ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER: OF COURSE WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A MODERATE PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP THAT IS TAKING THE LEAD AND MOVING TOWARDS A FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ROADMAP, THAT MEANS TO DISMANTLE THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF TERRORIST ORGANISATIONS TO PUT AN END TO THE VIOLENCE AND THE INCITEMENT IN THE REGION AND OF COURSE TO MOVE TOWARDS PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING WITH ISRAEL.))
[SUPER=01-Silvan Shalom/Israeli Foreign Minister]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=... UNDERSTANDING WITH ISRAEL.]
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[VO-NAT]

Arafat was admitted to the hospital more than a week ago - reports have indicated he's in a coma and is in critical condition.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=susan]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=4]


The Iraqi government has declared a 60-day state of emergency as U-S and local forces prepare for an expected all-out assault on rebels in Fallujah.
The declaration applies everywhere except for Kurdish-run areas of the north, but a government spokesman declined to say whether the announcement signals an imminent attack on Fallujah.
He says the government is committed to restoring order so that Iraq could hold national elections as planned by the end of January.
Meanwhile, Marines are on the offensive again today in the Iraqi city.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fallujah, Iraq]

The Military says it fired at rebel forces inside the city and clashed with armed insurgents this morning, killing at least 16 people. Two U-S soldiers were wounded at a checkpoint. The attacks come a day after U-S jets pounded the city with its heaviest air strikes in six months. The warplanes dropped five 500-pound bombs on insurgent targets. Residents also reported U-S fire late last night in southern part of the city. About ten thousand American troops are massing around the city, preparing for a major assault.
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[11Nat'l-Guard]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The Virginia National Guard has created a force of 500 specially trained soldiers to assist law enforcement authorities in the event of a terrorist attack in Virginia. The Guard says the soldiers are on-call to respond within four hours if needed. The agreement is one of the first in the nation because U-S law usually bans federal military forces from direct involvement in law enforcement, except in certain emergencies.

[11NB-Parade]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-39 TC-49:16]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


Rockbridge County honored it's two oldest veterans this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge;]

92-year-old Terrell Spangler, and 90-year-old Lewis Armentrout, both served in World War Two and are the oldest veterans in Rockbridge County. Both of the men rode in style down Route Eleven in Natural Bridge's veterans parade. Spangler says he is most proud of his service in the amphibious assault vehicles in the Pacific.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:50:58]
[IN Q=Well I was in nine invasions.]

((TERRELL SPANGLER:WELL I WAS IN NINE INVASIONS OVER THERE. SIX IN THE PHILIPPINES AND THREE ON BORNEO. AND I WAS IN THE INVASION WHERE MACARTHUR WENT BACK TO THE PHILIPPINES. WHERE HE SAID I HAVE RETURNED.))
[SUPER=01-Terrell Spangler/World War II Veteran]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=Where he said I have returned.]
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[VO-NAT]

Spangler and Armentrout were both driven to the Natural Bridge Hotel for a banquet in their honor.
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[11D-Day-Signing]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC-1:45:21]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


Another W-W Two veteran was in Bedford yesterday signing copies of his book at the D-Day Memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]

James Bryant served in the 82nd airborne that invaded Normandy-- and has written a first hand account of his memories titled "Flying Coffins Over Europe." Bryant's family was always intrigued by his military service and encouraged him to write the book.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 09:07:31]
[IN Q=They were very interested as to what]

((JAMES BRYANT:THEY WERE VERY INTERESTED AS TO WHAT I DID DURING THE WAR. AND ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO I HAD TO HAVE DOUBLE KNEE SURGERY. AND WHEN I WAS RECUPERATING, AFTER MANY YEARS OF DELAY, I STARTED THE BOOK.))
[SUPER=01-James Bryant/Author and Veteran]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=I started the book.]
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[VO-NAT]

Bryant spends much of his time volunteering at the D-Day memorial, and remembering his comrades in arms.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 09:09:09]
[IN Q=I've been coming out here for]

((JAMES BRYANT:I'VE BEEN COMING OUT HERE FOR OVER THREE YEARS NOW. AND THERE IS HARDLY A DAY THAT I COME OUT THAT I RIDE IN AND I SEE THE ARCH THERE AND I STILL GET A LUMP IN MY THROAT.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=a lump in my throat.]
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[VO-NAT]

November Eleventh is veterans day and Bryant will be among the soldiers being honored on Thursday.
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[11Kroger-Charity]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC-6:47]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


A benefit for an area charity had donations in the can this weekend in the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Members of the Saint Francis House gathered at local Krogers in the valley to collect canned goods and other nonperishable items. The donations are used to feed the families in need around our area.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:02:49]
[IN Q=It probably provides at least]

((GEORGE TUTAJ:IT PROBABLY PROVIDES AT LEAST FIVE TO TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF FOOD DONATIONS THAT GO A LONG WAY TO ASSIST THOSE IN NEED IN THE ROANOKE AREA.))
[SUPER=01-George Tutaj/St. Francis House Board of Directors;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=need in the Roanoke area.]
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[VO-NAT]

Saint Francis uses a system called "client choice" to distribute its food items. They say this ensures families get exactly what they want and no food will go to waste. The Saint Frances House benefits about one-thousand families in the valley each month.
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[wx toss] ((wx toss))

[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
[ENG#=Aprisa]

Coming up - A holiday bazaar stocked full of unique gifts and interesting gadges is on tap for next weekend. We'll give you a sneak peak after the break.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

and
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[VO-NAT]


Macy's famous friends are flying high as they prep for thier Thanksgiving stroll through Manhattan. See who's joining in the fun this year a little later.
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[LOTTO] [Break]
[Sun-Lottery]
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[Stocked-Mkt]


[ANCHOR=Brent @ PS]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's often considered the event that kicks-off the holiday shopping season. And later this week the Stocked Market is back for its 16th year. Joining us this morning is Nicole Terrill and Regina Carson with the Junion Leauge of the Roanoke Valley.

[SUPER=01-Nicole Terrill/Stocked Market Chair;]
[SUPER=01-Regina Carson/Junior League of the Roanoke Valley;]



[ENG#=1]
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=03-Salem/November 2003;]

[ROLL OVER INTERVIEW]
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[TAKE INFO BOARD FS] The Stocked Market Holiday Bazaar will be at the Salem Civic Center this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are eight dollars and good for all three days. Children 12 and under get in free with a paid adult. [WIPE TO WEBADDRESS] For more information you can find link to the Junior League's website at WDBJ7.com. Click on "Websites in the News".
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[toss to bump]


[Macy's-Balloons]


[ANCHOR=Susan 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


Macy's unveiled its newsest giant helium balloon stars for this year's 78th Annual Thanksgiving Day parade.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/Yesterday;]


Two captains, one pilot and many balloon handlers assisted each character as the test out their air leg for the very first time.
This year's special line up includes Disney's Chicken Little, M and M's Red and Yellow and Sponge Bob Square Pants(------------) .