[AM-Regional-Jail]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-50 TC 39:42]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]


A citizen's committee- set up to suggest a site for a new regional jail in Roanoke County- has completed its work.
But members are more frustrated than pleased.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Members agreed to base their votes on certain criteria.
But some feel others on the citizen's committee voted with their hearts, rather than following the rules.
After several hours of *fierce* debate, members voted to submit two recommendations to the Board of Supervisors.
No one walked away happy.
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[SOT 1:08:55; 1:09:43]
[IN Q=I would have hoped]

((DON DAVIS/CITIZEN'S COMITTEE MEMBER: I WOULD HAVE HOPED THAT WE WOULD ALL BE TOGETHER AND BE ON THE SAME WAY LENGTH BUT I THINK WE'RE SENDING THE BAD SIGNAL TO THE CITIZEN'S AND EVERYBODY ELSE.)) ((PAM BERBERICH/CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE MEMBER: I DON'T THINK WE WERE GIVING MUCH TIME AND I AM HOPING THE BOARD WILL BE ABLE TO COME UP WITH A GOOD DECISION ON THEIR OWN.))
[SUPER=01-Don Davis/Citizen's Committee Member; :]
[SUPER=01-Pam Berberich/Citizen's Committee Member; :09]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=on their own]
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[VO-NAT]


The first recommendation was the committee's top choice. That's the "Center for Research Technology site" followed by the Higginbotham Farm.
The second recommendation factors in the criteria members agreed on, and *that* ranked the Higgenbotham Farm and Horne Properties at the top.
The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to choose a property at its meeting January 11th.
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[PKG-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=2]


Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld pays a surprise visit to soldiers in Mosul after an attack *there* earlier this week.. Rumsfeld noted that to some- the situation ``looks bleak," but said there is ``no doubt'' in his mind that the goal is ``achievable.'' Melissa McDermott has the latest.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Secretary of Defense...]
[SUPER=03-Mosul, Iraq; :38]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=MM, CBS NEWS, NY.]


((SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DONALD RUMSFELD MADE A SURPRISE CHRISTMAS EVE TRIP TO IRAQ.
HIS FIRST STOP.. THE U-S BASE IN MOSUL.. ATTACKED EARLIER THIS WEEK BY A SUICIDE BOMBER.
THE DEFENSE SECRETARY WENT TO THE COMBAT SURGICAL HOSPITAL WHERE THE WOUNDED WERE FIRST TREATED- HE THANKED THE STAFF FOR THEIR WORK AND PRESENTED A PURPLE HEART TO A SERGEANT INJURED IN ANOTHER INCIDENT.
RUMSFELD SAID HE PLANNED THIS VISIT TO OFFER SUPPORT TO THE TROOPS AND WISH THEM A MERRY CHRISTMAS.. BEFORE THE MESS TENT ATTACK THAT KILLED 14 SERVICE MEMBERS.
HE TOLD SOLDIERS WHILE THE SITUATION SOMETIMES LOOKS BLEAK- HE WAS CONFIDENT THE INSURGENCY WILL BE DEFEATED AND IRAQ WILL BE STABILIZED.
TODAY COMMANDERS BRIEFED RUMSFELD ON THE SECURITY SITUATION IN THE AREA. THE TOP U-S GENERAL IN THE REGION SAID THE BOMBER WAS LIKELY WEARING AN IRAQI MILITARY UNIFORM AND HAS EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT COPYCAT ATTACKS. OFFICIALS ARE NOW REVIEWING SECURITY PROCEDURES FOR EVERY SINGLE U-S BASE IN IRAQ.
RUMSFELD S HOLIDAY TRIP COMES AT THE END OF WHAT HAS BEEN A DIFFICULT MONTH FOR HIM. HE CAME UNDER FIRE FOR HIS ANSWER TO A SOLDIER S QUESTION ABOUT INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT THEN FACED FALLOUT FOR NOT PERSONALLY SIGNING LETTERS OF CONDOLENCE SENT TO THE FAMILIES OF FALLEN TROOPS.
MANY DEMOCRATS HAVE CALLED FOR RUMSFELD S RESIGNATION.. AND SEVERAL HIGH PROFILE REPUBLICANS HAVE CRITICIZED HIS PERFORMANCE PUBLICLY.. BUT PRESIDENT BUSH CONTINUES TO STAND BY HIS DEFENSE SECRETARY. MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))







[11Nick-Mason]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC1:55:15]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Casualties]
[ENG#=3]

The two Virginia soldiers killed in this week's mess-hall bombing were remembered last night.
Friends and relatives of Nick Mason held a candlelight vigil.
They gathered at King George High School yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]

Meanwhile, friends here in the Roanoke Valley are remembering Mason as well. John Barrett was Mason's freshman roommate at Virginia Tech, and remembers him as a fun-loving and energetic friend.
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[SOT - 17:50:53]
[IN Q=I talked to him...]

((JOHN BARRETT/VIRGINIA TECH JUNIOR; I TALKED TO HIM ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO WHEN HE GOT A CHANCE TO GET ON THE INTERNET IN IRAQ. HE WAS JUST A GREAT GUY. EVERYBODY LOVED HIM, IT WAS HARD NOT TO LIKE THE GUY. ))
[SUPER=01-John Barrett/Virginia Tech Junior;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=not to like the guy.]
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[VO-NAT]

Virginia Tech will consult with Mason's family to decide what sort of memorial the school would hold. Mason's friends say they will gather to remember his life when classes resume in January.
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[11Ruhren]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-44 TC1:15:11]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=4]

The other Virginia soldier killed in the attack had expressed concerns about identifying insurgents. 20-year old David Ruhren (RUIN), was from northern Stafford County.
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[VO-NAT :08]
[SUPER=03-Woodbridge;]

He was a 2002 graduate of Gar-Field High School in Prince William County and a member of the Marine Junior ROTC program.
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[SOT :50 - 1:07]
[IN Q=David was one who represented...]

((LESTER JAMES/DAVID REHREN'S ROTC INSTRUCTOR: DAVID WAS ONE WHO REPRESENTED THAT WHO REALIZED IT IS AN OBLIGATION FOR ALL AMERICANS MALE OR FEMALE AND HE DIDN'T WANT TO JUST SIT BACK AND SAY OKAY I'LL LET THE NEXT GUY DO IT. YOU KNOW HE DECIDED THAT HE WANTED TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY AND HE WANTED TO STEP FORWARD AND HE PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.))
[SUPER=01-Lester James/David Ruhren's ROTC Instructor;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=paid the ultimate sacrifice.]
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[VO-NAT :14]

Ruhren was a member of the Virginia Army National Guard's 229th Engineer Company, based in Fredericksburg. The unit was attached to the Richmond-based 276th Engineer Battalion, whose members were eating lunch when the blast occurred.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
[SS=HOLD]

When he was home for Thanksgiving, Ruhren told reporters he was concerned about insurgents, saying, "They're not wearing a uniform. You can't tell one from the other until they're pointing a weapon at you. It's crazy."

[6-Tazewell-Soldier]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A soldier from Southwest Virginia is apparenly among the wounded.
The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports Sergeant Kyle Wright of Cedar Bluff in Tazewell County was wounded and is recovering.
The family support coordinator for Wright's unit says he's in a hospital in Iraq.

[VOB-Holiday-Travel]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]
[ENG#=1]


A record 62-million Americans are expected to travel this holiday weekend - and a fair number of them may encounter some winter weather.
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[VO-NAT]

Heavy snowfall and icy roads have brought air travel to a near standstill. Flights have been delayed as crews struggle to clear runways and de-ice planes. The weather has also made it difficult for motorists in many parts of the Midwest. Interstate 64 in Indiana was closed in several spots leaving motorists like Michelle Bugg and her 7 children stranded in their van for 7 hours..
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[SOT@:34/cnn dorsey pkg]
[IN Q=We had some...]

((MICHELLE BUGG: WE HAD SOME WATER AND A FEW SNACKS SO THEY WERE CONTENT..AFTER A LITTLE BIT THEY FELL ASLEEP AND WE GOT SOME SLEEP TOO. ))
[SUPER=01-Michelle Bugg/Stranded Motorist]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=.. some sleep too.]
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[VO-NAT]

Ice made roads treacherous in Nashville and parts of Ohio were buried under more than 2 feet of snow...
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[11Plane-Mud]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-39 TC2:07:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[ENG#=2]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


It wasn't snow, but mud that caused trouble at the Richmond International Airport yesterday.
An American Airlines jet ran off a runway.
None of the 134 passengers and crew were injured, but the mishap tied up two of the airport's three major runways for hours.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Investors have the day off. And the F-D-A is urging doctors to carefully weigh the risks in prescribing certain drugs for arthritis and pain.
Marcella Palmer has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=In N.Y. I'm Marcella Palmer.]

((MARKETS ARE CLOSED TODAY FOR THE HOLIDAY THEY WILL RE OPEN MONDAY MORNING...
THE FDA RESPONDS TO RECENT TEST RESULTS INDICATING INCREASED RISK FOR HEART ATTACK OR STROKE FOR PATIENTS TAKING PFIZER'S CELEBREX AND BEXTRA , AND NAPROXEN FOUND IN BAYERS ALEVE....
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS ISSUED A PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY URGING DOCTORS TO CAREFULLY WEIGH THE RISKS IN PRESCRIBING CERTAIN DRUGS FOR ARTHRITIS AND PAIN... THE F-D-A SAYS THESE RECCOMENDATIONS ARE PRELIMINARY PENDING FURTHER REVIEW OF CLINICAL TRIAL DATA.
ON-LINE GAMBLING COMPANY YOUBET DOT COM WAS MOST ACTIVELY TRADED AFTER THURSDAYS BELL... THE COMPANY SAYS STARTING NEXT YEAR IT WILL CARRY WEBCASTS OF ALL HORSE RACES AT MAGNA ENTERTAINMENT TRACKS.
STOCKS SAW MODEST PRE-HOLIDAY GAINS THURSDAY. THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY UP 11. THE NASDAQ CLOSED THE DAY UP 3.
THE DOLLAR TUMBLED TO NEW LOWS AGAINST THE EURO AS CONCERNS ON U-S DEFICITS WERE COMPOUNDED BY A MIX OF ECONOMIC DATA, SOME OF IT DISAPPOINTING LIKE SALES OF NEW HOMES FALLING A SHARP 12 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER.... AND FIRST TIME CLAIMS FOR STATE UNEMPLOYMENT ARE UP BY 17-THOUSAND REACHING 333-THOUSAND.
CRUDE OIL CLOSED THE DAY FLAT, JUST ABOVE $44 DOLLARS A BARREL...
FOR MORE ON THE MARKETS LOG ON TO OUR SITE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN NEW YORK I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))



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[Hotel-Seige]


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

A 16-hour standoff in Australia has ended peacefully...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Queensland, Australia]

It started in a hotel on the Australian tourist strip in Queensland. A woman who had gone to the hotel room as a baby-sitter had complained to the hotel front desk that the man had hit her before she managed to escape. The man inside kept police at bay for 16-hours claiming to have hostage and explosives. Even after surrending- authorities feared he had booby-trapped the room which had its door sealed with what police believe were nails and sealant.
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[11Monty-Water]


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


Montgomery County has canceled its request that customers on the Price's Fork Water System conserve water.
The system was restored yesterday morning.
In a news release, the county says the voluntary conservation, along with repairs to supply lines and additional water provided by Blacksburg and Christiansburg, has allowed the system to recover about a third of its full capacity.



[6-Pet-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-49 TC36:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

The holidays can be stressful for humans, and veterinarians say they can be trouble for pets too.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

While it's true the winter weather can be hard on an outdoor pet Doctor Sharon Coleman says table scraps cause most of the harm she sees on the holidays.
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[SOT 11:25:53]
[IN Q=Most of the time]

((DR. SHARON COLEMAN:MOST OF THE TIME THE DOGS ARE FED THE MEAT, THE HAM, BONES, AND THE FAT AND THAN THOSE END UP AT THE VETERINARIAN FOR A CHECK UP DUE TO PROBLEMS FROM THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Sharon Coleman/North Roanoke Veterinary Hospital;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=problems from that.]
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[VO-NAT]

There are steps owners can take to keep their pets safe. Don't feed your dog the post Christmas dinner table scraps. If it's below freezing outside bring your pet inside. Don't let your pet chew on holly, mistletoe, or pine needles. Keep your pets away from electrical cords. And don't think that stress only affects you on the holidays.
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[11Pulaski-Shelter]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-47 TC50:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[ENG#=3]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

Construction on the new Pulaski County Animal Shelter and Humane Education Center is moving forward. It's expected to open early next year and will house a spay and neuter clinic, puppy room, cat condo and an education room. Last year the county euthanized almost 15-hundred animals because the old shelter is too small. More than 4-thousand people have made donations to the new shelter, but the Humane Society still needs money to buy kennels and cages.
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[Britain-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


Antique toys appear to be all the rage this holiday season.
While a train, a doll or a teddy bear might be a good gift, they can also be a good investment. Jim Bouldon explains.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-London, England; :00]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Agnew/Christie's ; :17]
[SUPER=01-Leigh Gotch/Bonhams; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Jim Boulden/Reporting; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=CNN, London]

((THEY ARE TOYS.. BUT ITS NOT A KIDS GAME. LONDON'S AUCTION HOUSES SOLD TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF ANTIQUE DOLLS, TRAINS AND TEDDY BEARS IN THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS..
(SOT)

You do see a slight difference at the Christmas sale. Mainly I think because people often treat themselves to a teddy bear as a gift to themselves at Christmas. CHRISTIE'S IS THANKFUL FOR ONE BIDDER WHO PLAYED SANTA THIS YEAR... THIS 1907 STEIFF BEAR KNOWN AS 'WILL' WAS SOLD FOR 45 THOUSAND DOLLARS...
(BANG)

THOUGH ITS DOUBTFUL ANY OF THESE TEDDIES WILL HAVE A CHILD'S NAME ON THEM UNDER THE TREE THIS YEAR... EARLY 20TH CENTURY TEDDY BEARS HAVE FETCHED UP TO 200 THOUSAND DOLLARS SINCE INVESTORS STARTED TO EYE THEM IN THE EARLY 90'S.
(NATS)

THE SAME IS TRUE FOR THE ANTIQUE DOLLS.. THESE DON'T TALK, OR WALK OR WET THEMSELVES.. BUT ARE COVETED ALL THE SAME AT THIS AUCTION.... WHILE BOYS OVER 40 FOUGHT TO GET THEIR HANDS ON THESE ELECTRIC TRAINS.. AND ON THE TOY SOLDIERS.. HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF LEAD FIGHTERS BOXED UP AND READY FOR CHRISTMAS.
(NATS)

THOUGH THE HEAD OF TOYS AT BONHAMS SAYS ANTIQUES SOLDIERS WILL BRIGHTEN THE FACE OF AT LEAST ONE CHILD ON DECEMBER 25TH.
(SOT)

The majority of it is not being bought for their kids, its being bought for themselves for their Christmas present. Although I did have a gentleman in the other day that wanted to buy old traditional soldiers for his child to play with. AFTER ALL, WHAT WOULD CHRISTMAS BE WITHOUT A BEAR, DOLL OR TRAIN... EVEN IF ITS JUST FOR THESE CHILDREN AT HEART. JIM BOULDEN, CNN, LONDON. ))
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[11Warner]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-41 TC1:35:22]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]
[ENG#=1]


Welcome back to News 7 Mornin'. Governor Mark Warner pledges his last year in office to helping economically depressed communities in our region succeed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Warner hopes his "Virginia Works" initiative will help by re- investing in communities and helping existing businesses grow. He says economic development outside of northern Virginia has been one of his biggest challenges as governor.
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[SOT 23:31:41]
[IN Q=How can we bring]

((MARK WARNER: HOW CAN WE BRING PROSPERITY TO COMMUNITIES LIKE MARTINSVILLE, GRUNDY, PULASKI SO THAT THAT YOUNG PERSON DOESN'T FEEL LIKE HE HAS TO PICK UP AND MOVE TO TYSON'S CORNER IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA TO GET A GOOD JOB.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :02]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=to get a good job]
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[VO-NAT]

Now that Virginia has a budget surplus, Warner says it's time to make sound investments in struggling communities. Some Democrats are urging him to run for president in 2008. He says he's not ruling anything out, but wants to finish his term as governor before making any decisions.
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[Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, traders are gearing up for what they hope is a "Santa Claus Rally" next week. U-S stocks typically rise in the days surrounding Christmas and New Year's Day. Now here's Stan Case with a look at yesterday's closing numbers in the business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((U-S STOCKS ROSE AGAIN THURSDAY. THE DOW INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE GAINED 11 POINTS, AGAIN SETTING A HIGH SINCE MID-2001. THE NASDAQ WAS UP MORE THAN THREE. THE MARKETS WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY FOR A THREE-DAY CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. SOME BAD NEWS THURSDAY SEEMED LIKE LUMPS OF COAL IN THE STOCKINGS OF HOME BUILDERS. NEW HOME SALES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES DROPPED 12-PERCENT IN NOVEMBER -- THE STEEPEST ONE-MONTH PERCENTAGE DECLINE SINCE JANUARY, 1994. SALES ROSE IN THE SOUTH, BUT FELL IN ALL OTHER REGIONS. THE DEARTH OF BUYERS CAUSED THE AVERAGE SALES PRICE OF NEW HOMES TO DROP BELOW THE LEVEL OF NOVEMBER, 2003 -- A RARE YEAR-TO-YEAR DECLINE. JUST LAST WEEK, THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT REPORTED THAT HOUSING STARTS ALSO SUFFERED THEIR SHARPEST PERCENTAGE DROP SINCE JANUARY, '94. ALSO BAD NEWS FOR THE DOLLAR THURSDAY. THE EURO HIT A RECORD HIGH AGAINST ITS U.S. COUNTERPART, CLOSING AT JUST OVER $1.35. THE DOLLAR ALSO LOST GROUND TO THE YEN. GOVERNMENT REPORTS ON DURABLE GOODS AND CONSUMER SPENDING FOR NOVEMBER ROSE... BUT WERE NOT POSITIVE ENOUGH TO STEM THE FLOW AWAY FROM U.S. CURRENCY. WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE. ))

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[6-Grayson-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=04-55 TC02:35]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]
[ENG#=2]


Roanoke authorities say a fire that destroyed a Grayson Avenue house this week was an accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday]


Officials say it started either from careless smoking, or from material left too close to a kerosene heater.
The homeowner suffered serious burns.
Officials say they won't release his name because of federal privacy laws.
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[6-Route-220]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC1:21:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


A stretch of highway known for bad accidents may soon see some changes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


VDOT has been studying ways to make Route 220, from Roanoke to the North Carolina border, safer.
It's ready to release its preliminary ideas, and will invite the public to take a look.
The agency will hold three information meetings in January, in Ridgeway, Rocky Mount and Roanoke County.
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[6-Hardy-Extension]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC1:13:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Residents at the Hardy Road Trailer Park in Bedford County will have more time to prepare for their eviction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]

On Wednesday, D-J Cooper, the owner of the trailer park, notified residents that they'll be evicted on April 25th rather than the original deadline of February 12th. The residents are being forced out because Cooper has to shut down a sewage lagoon that is connected to their trailers. (------------)