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[WRITER=jen]
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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#1]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning - The strongest earthquake in decades leaves thousands dead in Asia...
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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#2]

And we'll hear from some people who *weren't* home for Christmas. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[11Comair]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]



[ENG#=3]


There wasn't much Christmas cheer for some holiday travellers this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH; ]

Delta subsidiary- Comair was forced to cancel *ALL* 11-hundred of its flights yesterday and today after a computer system used to manage flight assignments crashed. More than 30-thousand travellers to 118-cities including Roanoke have been affected. On top of the computer malfunction, the snowstorm that has buried much of the mid-west hit Comair's hub of Cincinnati hard.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't want to say...]

((DON BORNHORST/COMAIR VICE PRESIDENT; I DON'T WANT TO SAY THAT IT WAS A BLIP ON THE SCREEN BECAUSE IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY WE, WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH A LOT, UM AND THE, AND WE DEEPLY REGRET WHAT WE'VE HAD TO BRING OUR PASSENGERS THROUGH ON ALL THIS))
[SUPER=01-Don Bornhorst/Comair Vice President; ]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=through on all this.]
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[TAKE WEBSITES IN THE NEWS FS] If you would like to check on the status of a plane leaving the Roanoke Regional Airport, you can go to our web page at W-D-B-J-7-dot-com, and click on Web sites in the News.
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[ANCHOR=Susan]
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[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC-1:25:15]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]



[ENG#=4]


Volunteers at the Roanoke Rescue Mission got to work yesterday preparing for a Christmas feast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The mission's goal is to provide a traditional holiday meal to anyone who might not get one. Volunteers spent the day baking cakes, slicing ham, chopping green beans, and cooking the 40-turkeys they'd need for Christmas dinner. Nearly 600-people attended last night's Christmas meal. The mission director says- she knows why.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:11:58]
[IN Q=I think the inclusiveness]

((JOY JOHNSON:I THINK THE INCLUSIVENESS. THE FACT THAT EVERYBODY WHO WALKS THROUGH THE DOOR-- YOU MAY BE A STRANGER AT THE DOOR BUT THE MINUTE YOU STEP INTO THIS PLACE YOUR PART OF THE FAMILY.))
[SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Roanoke Rescue Mission; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=part of the family]
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[VO-NAT]

Johnson's family has run the dinner for years. She says she's eaten every feast since she was a young child.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:11:16]
[IN Q=Well I grew up in the]

((JOY JOHNSON:WELL I GREW UP IN THE MISSION. SO I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT CHRISTMAS IS LIKE OTHER PLACES BECAUSE I HAVE ALWAYS SPENT CHRISTMAS HERE. SO WHEN PEOPLE SAY DON'T YOU MISS HAVING CHRISTMAS DINNER WITH YOUR FAMILY I SAY WELL KNOW BECAUSE I DO HAVE CHRISTMAS DINNER WITH MY FAMILY, MY FAMILY IS JUST A LOT BIGGER THAN MOST PEOPLE'S.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=bigger than most peoples.]
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[VO-NAT]

The mission family also exchanged hundreds of donated gifts. Johnson says they had presents for adults, as well as the children so that everyone got something to open.
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[11Working-Christmas]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-41 TC-1:36:36]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]



[ENG#=1]



Not everyone spent the morning tearing into the packages under the Christmas tree. There were those who rolled out of bed and spent the holiday at work. Jeremy Butterfield talked to the workers and the shoppers they served.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=With Christmas falling]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tonya Brown/ Convenience Store Employee; :12]
[SUPER=01-Jerry McDaniel/Holiday Shopper; :28]
[SUPER=01-Deepak Sansoa/Convenience Store Employee; 1:03]
[SUPER=@jeremy1; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.]

(( With Christmas falling on a Saturday you wouldn't expect to hear much of this.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:21:29]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND CASH REGISTER]

((NAT SOUND CASH REGISTER))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=FADE NAT SOUND]

But Christmas was just another day at work for some people.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:22:02]
[IN Q=I guess it was my]

((TONYA BROWN:I GUESS IT WAS MY TURN/REPORTER:ARE YOU PLEASED YOU CAN HELP ALL THESE PEOPLE?/OH SURE--TIME AND A HALF HELPS A LOT! LAUGH))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=half helps a lot! LAUGH]

Shoppers didn't have too much choice when it came to finding those last minute ingredients-- but for some it was better than past years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:12:03]
[IN Q=There for years that]

((JERRY MCDANIEL:THERE FOR YEARS THAT YOU JUST COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING OPEN AND THEN THERE WAS YEARS THAT WENT BY WHEN EVERYBODY WAS OPEN AND I THINK IT'S A GRAND THING THAT AT LEAST ONE PLACE IS OPEN.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=one place is open.]

Many people were looking for that one forgotten ingredient, but last minute presents and everything else you can think of was also fair game.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:21:52]
[IN Q=Oh eggs, milk, bread]

((TONYA BROWN:OH EGGS, MILK, BREAD, GAS, A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=bit of everything.]

Convenience stores weren't the only place to find a parking lot with hustle. A couple movies were released on Christmas day and that sent some to the theater. But no matter what the reason-- everyone out Saturday seemed to be in a good holiday mood.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:01:42]
[IN Q=Oh yeah, come in cheerful]

((DEEPAK SANSOA:OH YEAH-- COME IN CHEERFUL, MERRY CHRISTMAS YOU KNOW-- OK MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU TOO. EVERYBODY IS HOLIDAY CHEER AND EVERYTHING SO IT'S NICE.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=everything so it's nice.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[SOT 00:27:39]
[IN Q=So whether it was the]

((JEREMY BUTTERFIELD:SO WHETHER IT WAS THE LAST MINUTE GROCERY ITEMS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS FEAST OR A LITTLE ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOUR HOLIDAY, THERE WERE WORKERS OUT SERVING THEIR FELLOW MAN TO ENSURE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. JEREMY BUTTERFIELD, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.]))



[Ukraine-Election]


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[ENG#=2]



The polls opened in Ukraine this morning -as people *RE-cast* their ballots in an unprecedented *THIRD* time in that country's Presidental election.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kiev, Ukraine]

Opposition presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko and Viktor Yanukovich (yah-noo-KOH-vich), the Kremlin backed candidate- each voted this morning. The election has been fought with allegations of cheating and even one opponent's party poisoning the other. The vote is considered momentous for the Ukraine. The country of 48-million is caught between an eastward-expanding European Union and an increasingly assertive Russia.

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[India-Quakes]


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[ENG#=3]



Tidal waves have killed more than three-thousand people in Asia. This after an eight-point-nine magnitude earthquake hit India.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Port Blair, India]

It happened in southern India just before 6:30 a.m.- Indian standard time. Tidal waves spawned by the massive quake have crashed into villages and resorts across five Asian countries. People have been reported dead in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. This is the strongest quake since 1964, when Alaska was struck by a nine-point-two tembler.
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[Tease1]


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

[BOTH MICS HOT]

[ENG#=Aprisa]


Coming up after the break, a Salem woman celebrates Christmas -- AND her 105th birthday.
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And...
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[VO-NAT]

ancient societies used many herbs as cures and remdies. Now scientists are looking back to find the medicines of the future.
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[Break #1]



[Christmas-Donations]


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[ENG#=1]


A good samaritian made the holidays a little brighter for some of Colorado's less fortunate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO]

A man and his friend came to the door of a homeless charity and asked to give a donation. They were let in and started handing out 100-dollar-bills. 300 people were given a 100-dollar-bill. The man *EVEN* gave one family with four-kids nearly 5-thousand dollars if they promised to put it as a down payment on a house.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@:31 in cbs pkg]
[IN Q=He had at one..]
((CHENGELIS SOT: "HE HAD AT ONE POINT TO GO BACK TO HIS VEHICLE TO GET MORE MONEY."))
((JONES SOT:" IT WAS JUST AN ASTOUNDING OUTPOURING OF GENEROSITY ON HIS PART BUT HE DIDN'T SAY MUCH WHEN HE WAS PASSING

OUT THE MONEY." ))
[SUPER=01-William Chengelis/Received $100 Bill; :00 -QUICK!!!! ONLY 2 SEC.]
[SUPER=01-Brian Jones/Samaritan House; :05]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=.. passing out the money.]
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[VO-NAT]

The only thing the man said was he was once homeless and wanted to give something back to the community. As for the money, the people that received it say it represents a new beginning.
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[11-105-Birthday]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
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[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC-1:15:15]
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[ENG#=2]


Quite a few people share their birthday with Christmas day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; ]

Pearl Shepard is one of them. The Salem resident was born December 25, 1899. Yesterday marked her 105th birthday. Pearl says she has always enjoyed Christmas a little more than her birthday, but that didn't mean she wasn't going to get gifts for both occasions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:15:09]
[IN Q=I told them I had]

((PEARL SHEPARD:I TOLD THEM I HAD TO HAVE TWO PRESENTS, ONE FOR MY BIRTHDAY AND ONE FOR CHRISTMAS, I WASN'T GOING TO GET KNOCKED OUT OF MY BIRTHDAY PRESENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Pearl Shepard/105 Years Old;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=of my birthday presents.]
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[VO-NAT]

Around 90 years ago Pearl's parents bought her dolls-- and she says those were always her favorite.
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[Aluminum-Trees]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=sba]
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[ENG#=3]



The search for the perfect tree has come to a halt in Wisconsin. People there have been branching out from the traditional for nearly 45-years. Russ Mitchell explains.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Off the shores of lake... ]
[SUPER=03-Manitowoc, WI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Julie Lindemann/Aluminum Tree Collector; :40]
[SUPER=01-John Shimon/Aluminum Tree Collector; :49]
[SUPER=01-Richard Thomsen/Aluminum Tree Engineer; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Russ Mitchell/Reporting; 2:11]
[RUNS=2:28]
[OUT Q=RM, CN, M, WISCONSIN.]


(( OFF THE SHORES OF LAKE MICHIGAN, THE SMALL TOWN OF MANITOWOC, WISCONSIN-- THEY SPARKLE, THEY SHIMMER.. THEY SPIN. WELCOME TO TINSEL TOWN.. THE REAL TINSEL TOWN.. THE TOWN THAT PUT THE ALUMINUM CHRISTMAS TREE ON THE MAP.
Notes:Julie Lindemann/Aluminum Tree Collector
(SOT) (Julie Lindemann/Aluminum Christmas Tree Collector) "They're very Liberace in that sort of glittering, glistening

overstated way-- but yet they're so quiet."

(NARR) OVER THE YEARS, PHOTOGRAPHERS JULIE LINDEMANN AND JOHN SHIMON HAVE COLLECTED DOZENS OF THE TREES.



(SOT) (Julie Lindemann) "When we first started accumulating them in the early 90s, there was sort of this sense of 'ew,

they're so ugly. Why do you want them?' And that's definitely changed in the last few years."
Notes:John Shimon/Aluminum Tree Collector
(SOT) (John Shimon/Aluminum Christmas Tree Collector) "They did move on from being almost instant bad taste to then goo

d bad taste."

(NARR) RICHARD THOMPSEN WAS CHIEF ENGINEER OF PROJECT EVERGLEAM AT MANITOWOC'S "ALUMINUM SPECIALITY COMPANY." HIS JOB:

TO DESIGN THE FIRST ASSEMBLY-LINE ALUMINUM TREE, BASED ON A HAND-MADE ORIGINAL SPOTTED IN CHICAGO.
CG :2-line@1/4Richard Thomsen@1/4Aluminum Tree Engineer

(SOT) (russ) "When you first heard the idea, did you think it was absolutely nutty? (richard) "No I loved it. I thought

it would be real interesting. " (laughs)

(NARR) STARTING AS LOW AS TWO DOLLARS AND 29 CENTS FOR A TWO FOOT TREE.. EVERGLEAM EVERGREENS SOON BECAME THE HALLMARK

OF A CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS.. COLOR WHEEL NOT INCLUDED..

(NARR) AT ITS PEAK THE PLANT TURNED OUT MORE THAN 300,000 EVERGLEAM TREES A YEAR.. LIGHTING LIVING ROOMS, INCLUDING THI

S REPORTER'S -- ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

(NARR) 1971 MARKED THE END OF EVERGLEAM PRODUCTION. THE ALUMINUM TREE BECAME A LESS THAN SHINY SYMBOL OF CHRISTMASES PA

ST.

(SOT) (Julie Lindemann) "Vietnam started heating up and Kennedy was assassinated. I think just the mood in the country

changed drastically.. And the tree very much is counter to that sense of back to the earth movement.. And peace movement and all these sorts of things that were happening."

(NARR) BUT NOW, EVERYGREEN OR EVERGLEAM, 45 YEARS AFTER THE ALUMINUM TREE'S DEBUT.. IT LOOKS LIKE TINSEL TOWN IS GETTIN

G ITS SPARKLE BACK. RUSS MITCHELL, CBS NEWS, MANITOWOC, WISCONSIN.))
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[1-Sports]


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[ENG#=1]


Virginia's Wahoos are only a day away from their gridiron battle with Fresno State. Travis Wells has more on the two teams similarities.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning folks]
[RUNS=2:38]
[OUT Q=Great day everybody]


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[SUPER=0096-j/Detroit/98//Indianapolis/93///j/Miami/104//Los Angeles/102//Final in OT/;]
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[SUPER=0100-/Oakland/30/j/Kansas City/31///j/Denver/37//Tennessee/16///;]
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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#1]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning - Not everyone was lucky enough to spend Christmas day at home with their family.
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[VO-NAT]
[ENG#2]

And 40-turkeys and hundreds of gifts made for a very Merry Christmas at the rescue mission. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[2-11Working-Christmas]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-41 TC-1:36:36]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]



[ENG#=3]


Not everyone one was able to wake up Christmas morning to a tree full of presents. Some had to spend the day at work. Jeremy Butterfield talked to a few of those who put on the uniform and served the holiday shoppers.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=With Christmas falling]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tonya Brown/ Convenience Store Employee; :12]
[SUPER=01-Jerry McDaniel/Holiday Shopper; :28]
[SUPER=01-Deepak Sansoa/Convenience Store Employee; 1:03]
[SUPER=@jeremy1; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.]


(( With Christmas falling on a Saturday you wouldn't expect to hear much of this.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:21:29]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND CASH REGISTER]

((NAT SOUND CASH REGISTER))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=FADE NAT SOUND]

But Christmas was just another day at work for some people.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:22:02]
[IN Q=I guess it was my]

((TONYA BROWN:I GUESS IT WAS MY TURN/REPORTER:ARE YOU PLEASED YOU CAN HELP ALL THESE PEOPLE?/OH SURE--TIME AND A HALF HELPS A LOT! LAUGH))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=half helps a lot! LAUGH]

Shoppers didn't have too much choice when it came to finding those last minute ingredients-- but for some it was better than past years.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:12:03]
[IN Q=There for years that]

((JERRY MCDANIEL:THERE FOR YEARS THAT YOU JUST COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING OPEN AND THEN THERE WAS YEARS THAT WENT BY WHEN EVERYBODY WAS OPEN AND I THINK IT'S A GRAND THING THAT AT LEAST ONE PLACE IS OPEN.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=one place is open.]

Many people were looking for that one forgotten ingredient, but last minute presents and everything else you can think of was also fair game.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:21:52]
[IN Q=Oh eggs, milk, bread]

((TONYA BROWN:OH EGGS, MILK, BREAD, GAS, A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=bit of everything.]

Convenience stores weren't the only place to find a parking lot with hustle. A couple movies were released on Christmas day and that sent some to the theater. But no matter what the reason-- everyone out Saturday seemed to be in a good holiday mood.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:01:42]
[IN Q=Oh yeah, come in cheerful]

((DEEPAK SANSOA:OH YEAH-- COME IN CHEERFUL, MERRY CHRISTMAS YOU KNOW-- OK MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU TOO. EVERYBODY IS HOLIDAY CHEER AND EVERYTHING SO IT'S NICE.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=everything so it's nice.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:27:39]
[IN Q=So whether it was the]

((JEREMY BUTTERFIELD:SO WHETHER IT WAS THE LAST MINUTE GROCERY ITEMS FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS FEAST OR A LITTLE ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOUR HOLIDAY, THERE WERE WORKERS OUT SERVING THEIR FELLOW MAN TO ENSURE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. JEREMY BUTTERFIELD, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.]))


[2-11Rescue-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC-1:25:15]
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[ENG#=4]


Employees weren't the only ones who were at work yesterday. Hundreds of volunteers helped put together the Roanoke Rescue Mission's Christmas feast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The mission's goal is to provide a traditional holiday meal to anyone who might not get one. Volunteers spent the day baking cakes, slicing ham, chopping green beans, and cooking the 40 turkeys they'd need for Christmas dinner. Nearly 600 people were expected to attend the Christmas meal. The mission director says- she knows why.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:11:58]
[IN Q=I think the inclusiveness]

((JOY JOHNSON:I THINK THE INCLUSIVENESS. THE FACT THAT EVERYBODY WHO WALKS THROUGH THE DOOR-- YOU MAY BE A STRANGER AT THE DOOR BUT THE MINUTE YOU STEP INTO THIS PLACE YOUR PART OF THE FAMILY.))
[SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Roanoke Rescue Mission; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=part of the family]
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[VO-NAT]

Johnson's family has run the dinner for years. She says she's eaten every feast since she was a young child.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:11:16]
[IN Q=Well I grew up in the]

((JOY JOHNSON:WELL I GREW UP IN THE MISSION. SO I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT CHRISTMAS IS LIKE OTHER PLACES BECAUSE I HAVE ALWAYS SPENT CHRISTMAS HERE. SO WHEN PEOPLE SAY DON'T YOU MISS HAVING CHRISTMAS DINNER WITH YOUR FAMILY I SAY WELL KNOW BECAUSE I DO HAVE CHRISTMAS DINNER WITH MY FAMILY, MY FAMILY IS JUST A LOT BIGGER THAN MOST PEOPLE'S.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=bigger than most peoples.]
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[VO-NAT]

The mission family also exchanged hundreds of donated gifts. Johnson says they had presents for adults as well as the children so that everyone got something to open.
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[2-11Comair]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]



[ENG#=1]


A computer glitch played the role of the Grinch and stole the holiday for many flyers yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH; ]

Delta subsidiary Comair was forced to cancel *ALL* 11-hundred of its flights yesterday and today after a computer system used to manage flight assignments crashed. More than 30-thousand travellers to 118-cities including Roanoke have been affected. On top of the computer malfunction, the snowstorm that has buried much of the mid-west hit Comair's hub of Cincinnati hard.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't want to say...]

((DON BORNHORST/COMAIR VICE PRESIDENT; I DON'T WANT TO SAY THAT IT WAS A BLIP ON THE SCREEN BECAUSE IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY WE, WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH A LOT, UM AND THE, AND WE DEEPLY REGRET WHAT WE'VE HAD TO BRING OUR PASSENGERS THROUGH ON ALL THIS))
[SUPER=01-Don Bornhorst/Comair Vice President; ]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=through on all this.]
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[TAKE WEBSITES IN THE NEWS FS] If you would like to check on the status of a plane leaving the Roanoke Regional Airport, you can go to our web page at W-D-B-J-7-dot-com, and click on Websites in the News.
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[11Keagy-Village]


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[ENG#=2]



It will be well after the new year before a controversial project in Roanoke County gets off the ground.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Kahn Development plans to build an upscale shopping center at the corner of Route 419 and Keagy (keggy) Road.
Despite strong opposition from nearby residents, the Board of Supervisors cleared the way for the Keagy Village project back in June.
Kahn now says it will wait until spring to begin construction.
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[Tease#2]



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

[BOTH MICS HOT]

[ENG#=Aprisa]


The new year is on the way in. Coming up after the break, we'll find out about Enchanted Eve --Vinton's New Year's Eve celebration
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And...
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[VO-NAT]

a Colorado family is accused of taking advantage of a town's holiday spirit by signing up for the Salvation Army's needy family program -- while living in an upscale neighborhood.
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[Charity-Scam]


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[ENG#=]


The Salvation Army provides clothing and necessities year round for needy families. At Christmast they try to provide special items on a family's wish list. But this year- a California family allegedly took advantage of the generosoity of not only the Salvation Army, but also two teenagers trying to do a good thing. Charlotte Fadipe (fa-deep) explains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Manteca, CA; :14]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Farrell/Manteca Resident; :24]
[SUPER=01-Teagan Eckerle/Manteca Resident; :55]
[SUPER=01-Charlotte Fadipe/Reporting; 1:39]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=in the future]

((I bought in some gently used clothes from my house and coats

A lot of the kids wanted Barbies and activity stuff

TEENAGERS WERE GETTING INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT - BUYING PRESENTS LIKE THESE FOR A
FAMILY WHO APPLIED FOR HELP AT THE SALVATION ARMY
((sot 1.26)) We went out and bought shoes an outfit for each kid and mom got

earrings and dad got whatever he had on lhis list THE PRICE TAG? ABOUT A THOUSAND DOLLARS.
(( sot 2.30)) Everyone assumed this family didn't have very much.

ONCE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT ASSUMPTION CHANGED.
((sot 3.25)) It's a brand new development of luxury homes and the house was one

of the biggest on the block COMPLETE WITH SATELLITE TELEVISION.
( sot 9.57)) There was nice furniture and a big screen Tv and she noticed a

high tech microwave
which we wanted KENNETH WEARY AND LASEANDA SAMUELS WHO LIVE ON DONOVAN DRIVE ADMITTED ON THE PHONE THEY TOOK THE GIFTS. Can you tell us why you took the presents from the salvation army., BUT REFUSED TO GO ON CAMERA TO EXPLAIN IF THEY WERE NEEDY OR BEING GREEDY. THEY MAY NOT HAVE BROKEN ANY LAWS. BUT WHEN I ASKED IF IT WAS IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WEARY BEGAN SHOUTING: ((graphic)) They can come and get their d-mn presents back if they don't like it! THE TEENAGERS SAY THAT'S OUT OF THE QUESTION, BUT THEY FEEL CHEATED
((sot 4.53)) All that work for a family who didn't need it so many people could

have benefited from it. that's just wrong THE SALVATION ARMY SAYS IT HELPS THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES EVERY YEAR AND SCREENS MANY BUT NOT ALL OF THEM. THE ORGANIZATION SAYS IT RELIES ON PEOPLE'S INTEGRITY, AND SAYS THIS FAMILY WON'T BE ON THEIR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM NEXT YEAR. )


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That was Charlotte Fadipe (fa-deep)reporting.
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The N-F-L's two worst defenses matched up on Christmas day and it was a close one. Plus Kobe and Shaq meet on the hardwood for the first time since O'Neal left L-A. Travis Wells has more.
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