[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[roll cold out of the open]

[ENG#1]
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[VO-NAT]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning - It's only hours now until Virginia Tech and UVA battle in front of a sold out crowd in Blacksburg


[ENG#2]
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll show you what "local town" seems to be the newest tourist destination. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[VOB-Tech-Game]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. am]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=04-]
[GRAPHIC=Tech/UVA]
[ENG#=3]

Virginia Tech and UVA are hitting the field for more than an in-state rivalry this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Both teams are fighting for first place in the A-C-C- and *everyone* is talking about it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:13; 22:09]
[IN Q=Everyone's talking]

((ANTHONY WISE/HOKIE FAN: EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT IT, THIS IS THE BIGGEST GAME.)) ((DREW PALOMA/HOKIE FAN: THIS IS A HUGE GAME, THIS IS THE GAME OF THE YEAR.))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=game of the year.]
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[VO-NAT]

While a Virginia Tech win could cement its first place standings in the ACC, the game also has bowl implications.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 35:30]
[IN Q=It's going to see]

((BRETT GWALTNEY/HOKIE FAN: IT'S GOING TO SEE WHETHER WE GO TO A BIG BOWL OR SMALL BOWL OR IF WE ARE GOING TO WIN THE ACC, I HOPE WE DO.))
[SUPER=01-Brett Gwaltney/Hokie Fan;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=I hope we do.]

Tech has won the last four out of five games against UVA however- that single loss came last year in Charlottesville.


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[11S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-187 1505TC]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]
[ENG#=4]


Speaking of UVa's two touchdown victory at Scott Stadium, it's a loss that the Hokies have NOT forgotten as they head into today's game.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Year; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/8 and 9 Against Virginia; ;10]
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Plays Final Home Game for Virginia Tech; :40]
[RUNS=:50]
[OUT Q=....PLAY FOR THIS WEEK."]
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[11S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-173 1:49:02]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]
[ENG#=1]


Today's game carries plenty of weight for both sides. The winner can do no worse than share the ACC title.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elton Brown/UVa Senior Offensive Guard; :34]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Haley/UVa Senior Linebacker; :45]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=...as high as they are"]
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[wipe wipe wipe] [WIPE TO FFE SCORES]

[FFE-Scores]
[wipe wipe wipe]


[SUPER=65-Bassett/6/Richlands/7/Gretna/49/Christiansburg/42/Salem/24/Amherst Co./14;]
[SUPER=65-Grafton/36/Lafayette/28/Handley/10/Broadway/0/Rural Retreat/38/Parry McCluer/19;]
[SUPER=65-Virginia/7/Tazewell/26/Giles/Sat./Lebanon/1:30/Massaponax/20/N. Stafford/27;]
[SUPER=65-L.C. Bird/15/Hermitage/13/S. Jackson/8/William Campbell/44/Meadowbrook/31/Hopewell/21;]
[SUPER=65-Landstown/40/Oscar Smith/39/Goochland/14/Manassas Park/41/Twin Springs/Sat./J.I. Burton/1:30;]
[SUPER=65-Gate City/Sat./Powell Valley/1:30/Harrisonburg/Sat./Stone Bridge/1:30/Franklin/Sat./Sussex Central/1:30;]
[SUPER=65-Washington & Lee/Sat./Essex/1:30/York/Sat./Poquoson/1:30/Edison/25/W.T. Woodson/29;]
[SUPER=65-Oakton/Sat./Robinson/1:00;]
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[11Wythe-Tourism]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-41 1:02:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Wytheville seems to be the newest tourist destination.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]

According to a recent survey by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, the town is one of the most visited places in western Virginia. It ranked 14th on the list... higher than other known tourist destinations like Abingdon and Lexington. Residents we talked to seemed surprised at first but quickly decided they could understand why.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT: 21:51:08:00 ]
[IN Q=It's small]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Williams/Wythe Co. Resident;]

((KATHY WILLIAMS: ITS SMALL ENOUGH THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT TRAFFIC JAMS.. AND TOO MANY PEOPLE.; THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE AND NOT SOMEWHERE ELSE.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=somewhere else.]
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[VO-NAT]

The reason behind Wytheville's popularity is its location. The town sprawls over 14 square miles where Interstate 81 crosses Interstate 77. That makes it a common pit stop for the 50-thousand drivers traveling through each day.
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[TEASE NEXT]

[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
[ENG#=Aprisa]


Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning - We'll start our "Sounds of the Season" series with the Roanoke College Children's Choir
[ANCHOR=Brent]


and
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[VO-NAT]


in FFE Action , Gretna pulls ANOTHER second half upset to advance to the state semi-finals.
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[Almanac Bump]
[Break #1]



[Focus-Health]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=]
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[ENG#=1]
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[JOY ONE SHOT]
The holidays can be a joyous time but for some people this time of year can be depressing. [JOY/GUEST TWO SHOT]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Arledge/Clinical Social Worker]


Here to tell us more is Ellen Arledge a Clinical Social worker with the Manassas Group.


Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
[bump] [Ukraine-Elections]
[MINI-OPEN] ((mINI-OPEN))


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


The election crisis in the Ukraine could be one step closer to ending.
A group of key players has agreed to meet to find a solution.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kiev, Ukraine]


Protesters have not given up their fight over the recent presidential election. Many claiming vote fraud.
Victor Yanukovych (yah-noo-KOH-vich), the country's current prime minister, has been declared the winner. But many are questioning the results including the United States.
This had led to massive protests in favor of the opposition leader, Victor Yushchenko (yoo-SHEN-koh).
A source says a solution the crisis might be repeating last weekend election. That idea has already been denounced by opposition supporters.
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[Trade-Sanctions]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The White House is agreeing to comply with penalties from the World Trade Organization on U-S exports ranging from apples to textiles.
The sanctions are in response to a U-S law that some countries claim unfairly protects American industries.
The value of the sanctions has not been determined.


[Decor-More]
[MINI-OPEN] ((Mini-Open))


[ANCHOR=Joy - 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=Decor]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[ENG#=2]


You can have a touch of holiday cheer in your home even if you don't like to go overboard with the decorations.
[ANCHOR=BRENT 2-SHOT]


Just recycle your cards for a simple, inexpensive and impressive Chrismas collection.
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[TAKE Decor FS]
We're starting our holiday decorating in today's Decor and More.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is for people]
[SUPER=07-Angela Combs; :00]

[TAKE DECOR WEBADDRESS FS; 1:57]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=stay with us]


[TAPE TOSSES TO BUMP]

[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=morning sports]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


In sports, it was a high scoring, fast action and full spirited finish to the Region three, Divison three, matchup between Christiansburg and Gretna. Mike Stevens takes a look at the game that proves it's really not over till it's over.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A very pleasant]
[RUNS=4:51]
[OUT Q=See ya then]


[FFE Scores next]

[2Open-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[roll cold out of the open]


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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#1]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning.......UVA and Virginia Tech are fighting for more than just the Commonwealth Cup today



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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#2]

And some people are choosing NOT to battle the crowds while Christmas shopping this year. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[11Tech-Game]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-40 1:07:50]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/UVA]
[ENG#=3]


It's more than an in-state rivalry on the line as Virginia Tech and Virginia hit the grid-iron this afternoon.
Both teams are in the A-C-C and both are in contention for first place.
Justin McLeod has a look at how Blacksburg's gearing up for the big game.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brett Gwaltney/Hokie Fan; :28]
[SUPER=01-Mallory Brown/Virginia Tech Freshmen; :38 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Brian Mayer/Virginia Tech Sophomore; :49]
[SUPER=@justin1; :55]
[SUPER=01-Jon Petcu/Hokie Fan; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

(( ((NAT SOUND OF TOUCH FOOTBALL AT 16:31))
The only football game you'd find at Virginia Tech Friday is this one on the drill field.
Come Saturday afternoon, it will be a whole different ballgame when Virginia Tech plays UVA.
[SOT 15:13; 22:09]
[IN Q=Everyone's talking]

((ANTHONY WISE/HOKIE FAN: EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT IT, THIS IS THE BIGGEST GAME.)) ((DREW PALOMA/HOKIE FAN: THIS IS A HUGE GAME, THIS IS THE GAME OF THE YEAR.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=GAME OF THE YEAR]


There's a lot riding on this game.
A Virginia Tech win could cement its first place standings in the ACC. The game also has bowl implications.
[SOT 35:30]
[IN Q=It's going to see]

((BRETT GWALTNEY/HOKIE FAN: IT'S GOING TO SEE WHETHER WE GO TO A BIG BOWL OR SMALL BOWL OR IF WE ARE GOING TO WIN THE ACC, I HOPE WE DO.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=I HOPE WE DO]


But for most fans it's all about the rivalry.
[SOT 1:16]
[IN Q=It's big especially]

((MALLORY BROWN/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMEN: IT'S BIG ESPECIALLY IN STATE FOR VIRGINIA, AND VIRGINIA TECH FANS, WE LOVE THE RIVARLY, IT'S FUN.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=IT'S FUN]


So much fun Virginia Tech opened the dorms Friday so students could return from Thanksgiving break early.
[SOT 8:35]
[IN Q=It's going to be]

((BRIAN MAYER/VIRGINIA TECH SOPHOMORE: IT'S GOING TO BE INTENSE. I KNOW A LOT OF KIDS ARE COMING BACK, TICKETS WERE HARD TO GET SO I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE THERE.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=TO BE THERE]
[SOT 17:53]
[IN Q=The game has]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE GAME HAS BEEN SOLD OUT FOR WEEKS NOW. IN FACT IT IS SO HARD TO GET TICKETS THEY'VE BEEN SELLING ON E-BAY FOR NEARLY FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS, AND THE SEATS ARE NOT EVEN THAT GREAT.))
[Runs= 09]
[OUT Q=EVEN THAT GREAT]

((NAT SOUND OF CASH REGISTER WORKING AT 30:41))
Also in hot demand is hokie merchandise.
Virginia Tech's bookstore was mobbed Friday night with fans hoping to show their true colors.
[SOT 33:41]
[IN Q=I got a long]

((JON PETCU/HOKIE FAN: I GOT A LONG SLEEVE ORANGE SHIRT, SHORT SLEEVE MAROON SHIRT, HOKIES HAT, HOKIES JACKET, NO PANTS THOUGH.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=NO PANTS THOUGH]


Speaking of which, Hokie fans hope Tech beats the pants off UVA.
[SOT 22:47; 15:52; 1:35; 9:17]

((DREW PALOMA: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A CLOSE GAME. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE 22 17 VIRGINIA TECH VICTORY.)) ((ANTHONY WISE: I WILL SAY 28-14 TECH.)) ((MALLORY BROWN: VIRGINIA TECH IS GOING TO WIN 21 TO 7.)) ((BRIAN MAYER: I THINK WE ARE WINNING AT HOME, YOU CAN'T BEAT US HERE.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=BEAT US HERE]


But the wahoos can beat the hokies, like they did last year in Charlottesville.
[SOT 24:18]
[IN Q=Yeah, so]

((NORM NG/HOKE FAN: YEAH, SO. YOU HAD TO REMIND US DIDN'T YA.))
[Runs= 02]
[OUT Q=US DIDN'T YA]


But let me also remind you, Tech has the won the last four out of five against UVA.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Blacksburg.))
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[6Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-37 1:41:34]
[GRAPHIC=Red Cross]
[ENG#=4]


The Red Cross is taking a shot at using rivalry between UVA and Virginia Tech fans to get more donors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Blood donors for the last week were given the CHANCE to win either a Virginia Tech football signed by the entire Hokie team, or a UVA football signed by Coach Al Groh.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:23:44]
[IN Q=Contrary to the way people]

((DR. ARMITAGE:CONTRARY TO THE WAY PEOPLE SOMETIMES PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT FOOTBALL ITS NOT REALLY LIFE OR DEATH. TODAY WE HAVE GOT A THING GOING WITH OUR BLOOD DONORS TO ALLOW THEM TO COME IN SUPPORT THEIR FOOTBALL TEAM AND ACTUALLY SAVE A LIFE IN THE SAME PROCESS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Armitage/Medical Director]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=save a life in the same process.]
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[VO-NAT]

Armitage says blood and platelet donors are needed during the holiday season more than ever. He hopes that themed blood drives will encourage people to donate. The drawing for the two footballs will be on Monday.
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[Online-Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Shopping]
[ENG#=1]


The Holiday shopping season is in full swing...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday]


But not everyone is choosing to battle the crowds at the mall just to find a holiday bargain.
Recent polls show one in five shoppers is going online this year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:20]
[IN Q=It's so much more convenient]

((IT'S SO MUCH MORE CONVENIENT TO TRY TO DO IT ONLINE. I'll GO INTO YAHOO SHOPPING, AND THEY HAVE DIFFERENT IDEAS, AND LOT OF VENDORS OFFER FREE SHIPPING))
[SUPER=01-Kelly McWhite/Online Shopper]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=offer free shipping]
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[VO-NAT]


Retailers says shoppers can find almost anything on-line. Electronics seem to be the most popular.
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[11Pawn-Brokers]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-43 36:43]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]
[ENG#=2]


If fighting the crowds at the mall this weekend isn't your thing, an alternative to holiday shopping can be found in downtown Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The owner of L. Oppleman's pawn shop says no matter how bad the economy is, business is always good.
Oppleman's carries a wide variety of items including musical instruments, tools, games and jewelry.
Customers are learning they can find a good price and good service in a pawnshop.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:55:12]
[IN Q=I think they're]

((DAVID SOMERS/L. OPPLEMAN'S OWNER: I THINK THEY'RE LOSING THAT CONNOTATION OF BEING A SEEDY PLACE FOR STOLEN GOODS AND A LOT MORE PEOPLE ARE COMING IN FOR MORE LIKE TREASURE HUNTS AND JUST THINGS THAT THEY CAN FIND AT A GOOD VALUE.))
[SUPER=01-David Somers/L. Oppleman's Owner]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=at a good value.]
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[VO-NAT]


Oppleman's was established in downtown Lynchburg in 1890, making it the oldest pawnshop in America.
It will double in size when it expands into a storefront next door by next February.
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[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
[ENG#=Aprisa]


Coming up - You could be in a feature film starring Tom Cruise. We'll explain a little later
[ANCHOR=Brent]

but first
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[VO-NAT]


When the "Kranks" decide not to celebrate Christmas, choas insues - but will movie goers wish they had skipped Christmas with the Kranks? Our Movie Reviewer has the dish in today's Movie Review.
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[LOTTO] [Break]
[Sat-Lottery]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]



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[COMM]

[Movie-Review]


[ANCHOR=BRENT @ BAM]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=Movie Review #3; TC ]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[ENG#=2]



[2-SHOT Brent and Joel]
[SUPER=07-Joel Sink;]



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[vo-nat]
[TAKE MOVIE CLIP FS]

[SUPER=04-"Christmas with the Kranks"; Hot change to]
[SUPER=04-Columbia Pictures;]
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(( "Christmas with the Kranks" (Columbia Pictures) Review by: Joel Sink Take a John Grisham novel add Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Akroyd and what do you get? Unfortunately, one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time. Don't think I'm Scrooge McMovie Reviewer, keep reading and I'll explain. Luther and Nora Krank (Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis) are typical tearful parents as their daughter Blair (Julie Gonzalo) boards a plane for Peru to work for the Peace Corps. "I love you Momme, I love you Daddy - see you next year." Luther and Nora boo hoo and think "what are we going to do this Christmas without our Blair"? Boo hoo. Luther get's a bright idea, why not just skip Christmas (and all the expense) and go on a luxurious 10 day cruise in the Caribbean instead? Luther talks Nora into his sun filled getaway idea, but takes the idea to extremes. Luther turns away the Boy Scouts at the front door when he decides not to buy a tree and tics the whole neighborhood off when he refuses to put "Frosty" on the roof like every other family on the street does. Vic Frohmeyer (Dan Akroyd) is the neighborhood Christmas Nazi who gets everyone to gang up on the Kranks to picket, sing, and taunt the living daylights out of them. Luther and Nora make it through all the taunting and are packing for their trip on Christmas eve when they receive a call from Blair. "Mommie and Daddy I'm on my way home for Christmas and I'll be there tonight". Whoa! Luther and Nora have to put their vacation on hold to put Christmas back together in time for Blair (and her Fiancee's) arrival. I'm not quite sure how they did it, but the film makers turned this movie into a big, fat, boring chore. I expected to laugh a lot - I didn't. I expected to leave the theatre in a "Christmas spirit" - I didn't. I have not read the John Grisham novel, but I'm wondering if the novel was really a black comedy? I kept feeling like the film makers were trying to make one kind of movie and the script was a blueprint for something very different. The slapstick humor is so incredibly lame, you wonder how they thought it would ever be funny. The script is so thin and weak, you could probably see right through it. How could all of these talented people be involved in this project and nobody said "Hold it!" this movie is absolute crap? Amazing! The world would have been better off if they had taken the money it took to put this awful movie together and given it to service organizations to help local communities during the holidays. What a waste. Rated: PG Joel's take: 3 out of 10 ))

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[ANCHOR=Joy]

[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS] You can see all of our movie reviews in the "news" section of our website at wdbj7.com
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[11War-Worlds]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-39 1:18:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=]


There's a lot of talk in Rockbridge County about the filming of a major motion picture there, but little talk about where exactly the filming will take place.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

Some scenes of a remake of The War of the Worlds will be shot there December 13th through the 16th. The specific locations are being kept secret, but some people who live near where the film is believed to be shot, are getting ready for an influx of hollywood.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 2:30]
[IN Q=I went and rented the...]

((DAVID BLACKWELL/ROCKBRIDGE CO. RESIDENT; I WENT AND RENTED THE OLD MOVIE, I'D NEVER WATCHED IT BEFORE. SO WHAT DID YOU THINK OF IT? I HOPE THIS ONE IS A LITTLE BETTER.))
[SUPER=01-David Blackwell/Rockbridge Co. Resident;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=this one is a little better.]
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
(++++++++++)

[TAKE CASTING CALL FS] Paramount is looking for several hundred extras to appear in the film. An open casting call will be held on Saturday December 4th at the Rockbridge County High School. Anyone interested should bring a recent photograph. The casting call will run from 8 in the morning until four in the afternoon.
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[Santa-School]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


While Santa Clause is getting ready for Christmas at the North pole...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


He has a few impersonators learning to do his job. At this Santa training school they learn everything from how to wear the beard and wig... to perfecting santa's lingo.
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT 1:03]
[IN Q=I'm going to go down the line]

((I'M GOING TO GO DOWN THE LINE AND ASK EVERYONE TO SHOW ME THERE BELL RINGING AND THEIR HO-HO-HO... HO, HO, HO))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=ho, ho, ho (second time, santa)]
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[VO-NAT]


Every year around this time, Volunteers of America, trains about 50 sidewalk Santas.
They help raise money for the homeless and social welfare charity.
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