[11Soldier-Wounded]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-49 TC21:04]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Casualty]
[ENG#=1]

The mother of a local soldier who was injured in Iraq will travel to Washington State today to visit her son. That's where 21-year old Dwayne Perdue of Franklin County is hospitalized.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Perdue was injured Saturday when insurgents ambushed his armored tank.
Two people died including his best friend. Three others were injured.
Perdue, who's from Sydnorsville, was shot once in the shoulder.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:29]
[IN Q=I went all]

((PAM PERDUE/DWAYNE'S MOTHER: I WENT ALL TO PIECES THINKING THE WORST BECAUSE THEY SAY HE IS GOING TO BE OK BUT I AM THINKING WHAT'S OK ALIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Pam Perdue/Dwayne's Mother;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=what's ok, alive]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Perdue has had two surgeries already and will have another at a military hospital in Washington state.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Doctors have told his family that his prognosis looks good because the bullet missed his bones.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:29]
[IN Q=Of course I]

((LASHARA CRUMP/DWAYNE'S SISTER: OF COURSE I DON'T WANT HIM TO BE INJURED BUT IT'S JUST A BLESSING AND FEELS LIKE A BURDEN HAS JUST BEEN LIFTED TO JUST TO KNOW HE IS NOT OVER THERE IN THE LINE OF FIRE ANYMORE, JUST I FEEL LIKE THIS IS GOD'S WAY OF GETTING HIM OUT FROM OVER THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Lashara Crump/Dwayne's Sister;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=from over there]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Perdue will spend the next few weeks recovering at Fort Lewis. He may be home in time for Christmas.
His mom will board a plane today to surprise him in Washington.
(------------)





[11NewBold]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-51 TC18:00]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=]

The man who authorities say walked into the Newbold Corporation with a gun is in custody.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount]


Police say 39- year- old Israel Yarbrough was arrested without incident in Pittsylvania County. He was returned to the Franklin County jail late yesterday afternoon.
Investigators have described him as a disgruntled former employee who left the company on Monday. He is charged with two counts of assault and battery, and two counts of brandishing a firearm.
(------------)



[Nightclub-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Shooting]
[ENG#=3]


Police say at least five people are dead and two wounded after a man opened fire on a heavy metal band at a nightclub in Ohio.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Columbus, OH]

The attack occurred as members of the band- Damageplan began their first song at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. A witness says a man climbed onto the stage, started yelling and shot the guitarist five or six times at close range.
He says the gunman also shot a bouncer who pulled the him off the musician.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@:12 in Multiple Dead]
[IN Q=I don't know where...]

((..I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY CAME FROM, OUT OF THE AUDIENCE OR WHAT NOT. THEY CAME ON TO THE STAGE AND THEY BASICALLY, HE SHOT UH THE GUITARIST AT FIRST, FIRED A COUPLE OF OTHER SHOTS AND THEN UH HE HID BEHIND THE STAGE A LITTLE BIT. EVERYBODY STARTED SCATTERING, THERE IS MAYHEM EVERYWHERE...))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=.. was mayhem everywhere.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Police say they were able to kill the man after he jumped on stage and began attacking the band. He has not been identified.
(-----------)













(------------)


[VOB-Peterson]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Peterson]
[ENG#=4]


Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Scott Peterson murder trial get their final chance today to argue as to why he should be executed *or* spend the rest of his life in prison.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Redwood City, CA]

Both sides will make their closing statements in the penalty phase of his murder trial. Then the jury will begin deliberating whether to sentence him to death for killing his pregnant wife, Laci, or life in prison without parole.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT- bite AFTER standup]
[IN Q=If they believe...]

((DEAN JOHNSON, LEGAL ANALYST: IF THEY BELIEVE THAT THERE IS SOMETHING LEFT OF THAT SCOTT PETERSON THAT THE FAMILY HAS TALKED ABOUT, THATS ENOUGH TO RAISE A LINGERING DOUBT..))
[SUPER=01-Dean Johnson/Legal Analyst]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=... a lingering doubt.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Before the lawyers get to speak, the judge says he may allow the defense to call one more witness. Yesterday, Peterson's mother took the stand. She told jurors ``he's not perfect ... but he is genuinely a loving, caring, nurturing, kind, gentle person.''
(------------)



[Dick-Clark]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


America's ``oldest living teenager,'' has suffered a stroke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

Dick Clark- best known as host for American Bandstand- is in a Los Angeles hospital recovering from a mild stroke. He's due to host ``Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005'' on December 31st. It's his 33rd year. Clark's doctors says he should be back in the swing of things before too long.
(------------)


[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In Marketwatch, shares of Sirus (serious) Satellite Radio fell yesterday.
Marcella Palmer has that story AND why Dreamworks has decided to postpone the release of Shrek 3.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm MP.]

((POSSIBLY TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING... SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO SHARES FELL SHARPLY WEDNESDAY, 23 %... AFTER TWO WALL STREET FIRMS LOWERED THEIR RATINGS... SAYING THE SATELLITE RADIO COMPANY'S RECENT FLOOD OF POSITIVE NEWS MADE THE STOCK OVERLY PRICEY.
SHARES OF DREAMWORKS ANIMATION DROPPED AFTER THE BELL. DREAMWORKS ANNOUNCED IT WOULD POSTPONE THE RELEASE OF SHREK 3 BY 6 MONTHS...FROM NOVEMBER 2006 TO MAY 2007. THE COMPANY SAYS IT WANTS TO POSITION THE FILM FOR A DVD RELEASE COINCIDING WITH CHRISTMAS 2007.
U-S STOCKS CLOSED IN THE GREEN WEDNESDAY... DRUG GIANT MERCK PACED A STRONG BLUE CHIP ADVANCE.... WALL STREET APPLAUDED THE COMPANY'S 2005 OUTLOOK WHICH WAS BETTER THAN EXPECTED AFTER THE COMPANY ANNOUNCED THE WITHDRAWAL OF PAINKILLER VIOXX WOULD REDUCE EARNINGS.
THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY UP 53...THE NASDAQ CLOSED UP 11....THE DOLLAR MOVED HIGHER AND CRUDE OIL FUTURES CLOSED HIGHER AT $41.94 A BARREL.
SHARES OF MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA ROSE ON EXPECTATIONS STEWART, THE COMPANY'S FOUNDER WILL HOST A NEW T-V SHOW NEXT FALL. HER NEW REALITY SHOW IS EXPECTED TO BE SYNDICATED WITH NBC UNIVERSAL.... SHE REPORTEDLY COULD BE PAID 8-MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ON TO OUR SITE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN NEW YORK, I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[Intelligence-Reform]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


Legislation containing the most sweeping Intelligence Reform in 50-years is on its way to the President's desk.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, D.C.]

The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 89 to 2. The measure implements recommendations from the 9/11 commission- including the creation of a National Director of Intelligence. President Bush promised to sign the bill into law - he says it will help protect the country against terrorist threats.
(------------)


[11UVA-Investigation]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Does the University of Virginia discriminate against white applicants?
That question's being investigated by the U-S Department of Education.
A complaint was filed after the university denied admission to a white male student from New York.
A U-V-A spokeswoman declined to discuss the investigation or the complaint but said the school considers diversity just one of many factors in determining admission.
In 2003, the U-S Supreme Court struck down the university's undergraduate formula because it awarded admission points based on race.

[PKG-XMAS-Radio]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=04-47 TC 30:53]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]
[ENG#=2]


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, AND sound like it as well. Two radio stations in our area are now playing nothing but Christmas music. As Justin McLeod discovered, large numbers are tuning in to hear the holiday hits 24/7.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Cross/Sunny 93.5 Program Director; :33 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Watkins/Listener; 1:12 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=@Justin1; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=Justin McLeod, News 7.]

((((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC AT 1:22:46 "ROCKIN AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE AT THE CHRISTMAS PARTY HOP" BUT COVER WITH CHRISTMAS DECROATIONS VIDEO))
It's the one thing that will put anyone in a festive mood----Christmas music.

((NAT SOUND OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC FADING INTO BITE))
[SOT 1:28:39; 1:30:30]
[IN Q=I love it]

((SHANEA TANNER/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I LOVE IT. IT PUTS ME IN A GOOD MOOD.)) ((ANDREW WATKINS/BATH CO. RESIDENT: I LIKE IT ALL, EVERY SINGLE BIT OF IT. ONE OF MY FAVORITES IS I WILL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=FOR CHRISTMAS]


There's a good chance he'll hear it on Sunny 93.5. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC))
The station is now playing all holiday music all the time until Christmas day.
[SOT 1:08:45]
[IN Q=It's extremely]

((STEVE CROSS/SUNNY 93.5 PROGRAM DIRECTOR: IT'S EXTREMELY POPULAR. WE GET REQUESTS BACK IN JUNE WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO START CHRISTMAS AGAIN.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=START CHRISTMAS AGAIN]


The all Christmas format began the day before Thanksgiving.
Sunny's made the change for three years now, picking up several thousand listeners each time.
[SOT 1:10:00]
[IN Q=Hear from their]

((STEVE CROSS/SUNNY 93.5 PROGRAM DIRECTOR: HEAR FROM THEIR FRIENDS HEY, THIS STATION IS PLAYING CHRISTMAS MUSIC AND THEY FLIP IN THEIR CAR WHILE DOING THEIR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND THEY GO OH WOW, I REALLY LIKE THIS STATION AND THEY COME BACK IN JANUARY WHEN WE'RE PLAYING OUR REGULAR FORMAT.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=REGULAR FORMAT]


The holiday format consists of nearly 700 songs.
There are 14 versions of White Christmas alone. ((NAT SOUND OF WHITE CHRISTMAS AT 1:22:07 "JUST LIKE THE ONES I USED TO KNOW"))
And listeners love every minute of it.
[SOT 1:30:47]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((ANDREW WATKINS/BATH CO. RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA. I KNOW IT WOULD MAKE A WIFE VERY HAPPY. SHE LIKES TO HAVE IT ON ALL THE TIME.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=ALL THE TIME]


So many apparently like it two stations in our area have now switched to holiday formats, nationwide it's more than two hundred. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CHRISTMAS SONG))
Sunny says the holiday tunes are here to stay.
[SOT 1:09:08]
[IN Q=It's not going]

((STEVE CROSS/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: IT'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE, UNLESS CHRISTMAS GOES AWAY, AND I DON'T SEE THAT HAPPENING. (LAUGHS))) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=THAT HAPPENING (LAUGHS)]

You may be wondering what's the most popular song on all Christmas radio. It's Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives. Second is Christmas song by Nat King Cole. Justin McLeod, News 7. ))
[Tape tosses to bump] [BUMP] [COMM]

[pkg-Peterson]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Peterson]
[ENG#=4]


Closing arguments are expected today in the penalty phase of the Scott Peterson murder trial. Lora McLaughlin has an update.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Redwood City, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hammer/Legal Analyst; :26]
[SUPER=01-Lora McLaughlin/CBS News; :44]
[SUPER=01-Dean Johnson/Legal Analyst; :55]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=LM, CBS News, Redwood City, CA.]


(( THE LIFE OR DEATH OF SCOTT PETERSON WILL SOON REST IN THE HANDS OF 12 JURORS. LAWYERS MAKE CLOSING ARGUMENTS TODAY IN THE PENALTY PHASE OF HIS MURDER TRIAL.
PETERSONS DEFENSE BROUGHT DOZENS OF FRIENDS AND RELATIVES BEFORE THE JURY IN AN EFFORT TO CONVINCE THE PANEL TO SPARE HIS LIFE. ONE MORE WITNESS MAY TESTIFY TODAY.
ON THE STAND WEDNESDAY HIS MOTHER.. JACKIE PETERSON.. TEARFULLY ACKNOWLEDGED HER SON WAS NOT PERFECT.. BUT BEGGED JURORS TO SEE THE GOOD IN HIM.
ONE JUROR WIPED AWAY TEARS.

(JIM HAMMER, LEGAL ANALYST)
HAMMER SOT: 14:45:37 all the defense needs is just one juror to have an

ounce of sympathy and say I am going to end all this right now
THE JUDGE EARLIER RULED JURORS WONT BE ALLOWED TO CONSIDER SYMPATHY FOR PETERSONS FAMILY WHEN DETERMINING HIS FATE.. BUT COURTROOM OBSERVERS SAY PETERSONS ATTORNEY MAY ARGUE THE HARM HIS DEATH WILL CAUSE HIS FAMILY IS PROOF HIS LIFE STILL HOLDS VALUE.
STAND-UP: When the judge gives instructions to jury members after closing arguments- he will tell them they can take into account lingering doubt about the crime circumstances as they decide whether peterson will face life in prison or the death penalty.

(DEAN JOHNSON, LEGAL ANALYST)

14:41:22 if they believe that there is something left of that scott Peterson that the family has talked about//thats enough to raise a lingering doubt..
BUT LESS THAN A MONTH AGO THIS JURY CONVICTED PETERSON FOR THE MURDER OF HIS WIFE LACI AND THEIR UNBORN SON. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PENALTY PHASE SEVERAL JURORS BECAME EMOTIONAL WHEN THEY HEARD FROM LACIS MOM.
TODAY THE PROSECUTION WILL STOP SHORT OF DIRECTLY ASKING THE JURY TO PUT PETERSON TO DEATH.. BUT LEGAL ANALYSTS EXPECT THE PROSECUTION TO ARGUE THE SUFFERING OF BOTH FAMILIES WAS CAUSED BY THE ACTIONS OF ONE PERSON- SCOTT PETERSON. Lora McLaughlin, CBS NEWS, Redwood City, California.))



[6-NS-Pres]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC1:25:44]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, Norfolk Southern's President says the railroad has a bright future in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Speaking to the Kiwanis Club yesterday, Wink Moorman talked about plans for an intermodal transfer facility in the Star City. It's part of a larger plan to increase the use of rail for long distance freight before a shipment is transferred to trucks. Moorman says a variety of businesses in the Roanoke Valley would realize the benefit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 13:03:02]
[IN Q=That would allow...]

((WICK MOORMAN/NORFOLK SOUTHERN PRESIDENT; THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR CUSTOMERS AND PRODUCERS IN THE VALLEY TO HAVE EXPANDED RAIL SERVICE AND FASTER RAIL SERVICE TO THE MIDWEST AND BEYOND.))
[SUPER=01-Wick Moorman/Norfolk Southern President;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=to the midwest and beyond.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Moorman says many distributors are looking at rail as an option because of increases in trucking fuel costs, and a shortage of long-haul drivers.
(------------)



[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In other business news, I-B-M is changing its focus. And Martha Stewart will hit the airwaves again next fall. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]


(( STOCKS SNAPPED BACK WEDNESDAY. THE DOW INDUSTRIALS GAINED 53-POINTS. AND THE NASDAQ ADDED 11. IT'S OFFICIAL. I-B-M IS SELLING ITS PERSONAL COMPUTER-MAKING BUSINESS. CHINESE COMPANY LENOVO (LUH-NOH'-VOH) WILL BUY THE BUSINESS FOR ONE-AND-A-QUARTER BILLION DOLLARS, MAKING IT THE WORLD'S THIRD LARGEST P-C MAKER, BEHIND DELL AND HEWLETT-PACKARD. THIS ALLOWS I-B-M, WHICH WILL HAVE A NEARLY 19- PERCENT STAKE IN LENOVO, TO FOCUS ON BUSINESSES WITH HIGHER PROFIT MARGINS, SUCH AS COMPUTER SERVICES AND SOFTWARE. MARTHA STEWART WILL GO FROM HER JAIL CELL TO DAYTIME T-V. SHE WILL HOST HER OWN DAILY SYNDICATED T-V SHOW ON NBC STARTING NEXT FALL. MARTHA STEWART OMINIMEDIA ROSE NEARLY SEVEN-PERCENT ON THE NEWS. STEWART IS SERVING A FIVE-MONTH PRISON SENTENCE FOR LYING ABOUT A SUSPICIOUSLY TIMED STOCK SALE. THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY FIVE MONTHS OF HOUSE ARREST STARTING IN MARCH. PIXAR AND WALT DISNEY ARE MOVING BACK THE RELEASE DATE OF "CARS"... THEIR NEXT ANIMATED MOVIE... FROM NOVEMBER 2005 TO JUNE 2006. THE COMPANIES SAID THEY HOPE TO GET A BIGGER AUDIENCE OF CHILDREN IN THE SUMMER. IT ALSO GIVES PIXAR MORE TIME TO NEGOTIATE A NEW DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH DISNEY OR ANOTHER PARTNER. INVESTORS WERE NOT HAPPY WITH THE DELAY. PIXAR SHARES FELL MORE THAN FOUR PERCENT. "CARS" IS THE SEVENTH AND FINAL FILM PRODUCED BY THE DISNEY-PIXAR PARTNERSHIP. WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE. ))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[11Bedford-Recount]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC1:03:01]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]
[ENG#=1]


A recount shows a one-vote margin of victory in a Bedford County race, but a lawsuit may still change the election's outcome.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


A three-judge panel yesterday re-counted paper and absentee ballots as well as machine votes.
The recount upheld the one-vote lead for incumbent school board member Keith Jones.
However, challenger Laura Beckman Rodes has filed a lawsuit over a provisional ballot that was not counted but was cast for her.
(------------)



[11Kaine-Kilgore]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC1:59:33]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2005]
[ENG#=2]


Next November, Virginians will head to the polls to elect a new governor.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Yesterday, the two likely candidates, Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine, squared off in Richmond. The event was moderated by political analyst Larry Sabato who brought up this week's eavesdropping settlement right off the bat. Top Democrats have criticized Kilgore's handling of the scandal, but the Attorney General maintains it was his office that blew the whistle on the crime. Meanwhile, Kilgore criticized Kaine for being too liberal and out of touch with Virginia values. But the two men do agree on some issues, including the need for a four- year university in Southside.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:31:47]
[IN Q=If we're going to expand]

((TIM KAINE/VIRGINIA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: IF WE'RE GOING TO EXPAND UNIVERSITY CAPACITY WHY NOT EXPAND IT IN THE ONE PART OF THE STATE WHERE IT WOULD DO THE MOST GOOD. WHY NOT EXPAND IT IN THE ONE PART OF THE STATE WHERE YOU CANNOT EASILY GET A COLLEGE DEGREE WITHOUT MOVING AWAY FROM HOME.)) ((JERRY KILGORE/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE IMPORTANT THING ABOUT SOUTHSIDE IS TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE ACCESS, IMMEDIATE HIGHER EDUCATION IN THAT REGION. I'M GLAD THAT OTHER UNIVERSITIES HAVE OFFERED ASSISTANCE TO THAT AREA FROM UVA TO VIRGINIA TECH TO LONGWOOD.))
[SUPER=@Kaine; :00]
[SUPER=@Kilgore; :11]
[RUNS=25]
[OUT Q=Virginia Tech to Longwood]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Both candidates also want to completely phase out Virginia's car tax.
(------------)



[5-Dancing-Gov]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=504-01 1:42:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Governor Warner showed off his footwork in Covington yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington]


The Jeter Watson Intermediate School turned their gym into a dance floor, so the governor could pay off a little bet.
He'd challenged the kids to improve their scores on S-O-L tests.
They did.
So, he came to the school to give them a few dancing lessons.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=music]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


No "dirty dancing"; just good, clean fun.
(------------)



(Susan tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM][2-PKG-XMAS-Radio]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=04-47 TC 30:53]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]
[ENG#=3]


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, AND sound like it as well. Two radio stations in our area are now playing nothing but Christmas music. As Justin McLeod discovered, large numbers are tuning in to hear the holiday hits 24/7.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Cross/Sunny 93.5 Program Director; :33 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Watkins/Listener; 1:12 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=@Justin1; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=Justin McLeod, News 7.]

((((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC AT 1:22:46 "ROCKIN AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE AT THE CHRISTMAS PARTY HOP" BUT COVER WITH CHRISTMAS DECROATIONS VIDEO))
It's the one thing that will put anyone in a festive mood----Christmas music.

((NAT SOUND OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC FADING INTO BITE))
[SOT 1:28:39; 1:30:30]
[IN Q=I love it]

((SHANEA TANNER/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I LOVE IT. IT PUTS ME IN A GOOD MOOD.)) ((ANDREW WATKINS/BATH CO. RESIDENT: I LIKE IT ALL, EVERY SINGLE BIT OF IT. ONE OF MY FAVORITES IS I WILL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=FOR CHRISTMAS]


There's a good chance he'll hear it on Sunny 93.5. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC))
The station is now playing all holiday music all the time until Christmas day.
[SOT 1:08:45]
[IN Q=It's extremely]

((STEVE CROSS/SUNNY 93.5 PROGRAM DIRECTOR: IT'S EXTREMELY POPULAR. WE GET REQUESTS BACK IN JUNE WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO START CHRISTMAS AGAIN.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=START CHRISTMAS AGAIN]


The all Christmas format began the day before Thanksgiving.
Sunny's made the change for three years now, picking up several thousand listeners each time.
[SOT 1:10:00]
[IN Q=Hear from their]

((STEVE CROSS/SUNNY 93.5 PROGRAM DIRECTOR: HEAR FROM THEIR FRIENDS HEY, THIS STATION IS PLAYING CHRISTMAS MUSIC AND THEY FLIP IN THEIR CAR WHILE DOING THEIR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND THEY GO OH WOW, I REALLY LIKE THIS STATION AND THEY COME BACK IN JANUARY WHEN WE'RE PLAYING OUR REGULAR FORMAT.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=REGULAR FORMAT]


The holiday format consists of nearly 700 songs.
There are 14 versions of White Christmas alone. ((NAT SOUND OF WHITE CHRISTMAS AT 1:22:07 "JUST LIKE THE ONES I USED TO KNOW"))
And listeners love every minute of it.
[SOT 1:30:47]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((ANDREW WATKINS/BATH CO. RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA. I KNOW IT WOULD MAKE A WIFE VERY HAPPY. SHE LIKES TO HAVE IT ON ALL THE TIME.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=ALL THE TIME]


So many apparently like it two stations in our area have now switched to holiday formats, nationwide it's more than two hundred. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CHRISTMAS SONG))
Sunny says the holiday tunes are here to stay.
[SOT 1:09:08]
[IN Q=It's not going]

((STEVE CROSS/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: IT'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE, UNLESS CHRISTMAS GOES AWAY, AND I DON'T SEE THAT HAPPENING. (LAUGHS))) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=THAT HAPPENING (LAUGHS)]

You may be wondering what's the most popular song on all Christmas radio. It's Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives. Second is Christmas song by Nat King Cole. Justin McLeod, News 7. ))
[Tape tosses to bump] [BUMP]

[Trigger] [6-Childress]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=04-45 TC28:03]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


Federal agents have arrested a fugitive from Danville charged with kidnapping his son.
U.S. marshals found Lemarcus Jermaine Childress Tuesday night in Jacksonville, Florida.
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[VO-NAT]


Childress and his wife are accused of abducting 2-year-old A'Mario Stevens from his grandmother's house last month.
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When the boy disappeared, police sent out an Amber Alert.
Childress called the grandmother one morning and told her A'Mario was on her front porch.
The boy's mother was already in custody. (------------)