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[ANCHOR=Kim]

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Turning partly cloudy today with highs warming up in to the mid 50s.
Brent Watts is here with a peek ahead at the New Year's forecast...coming up.





[7-VOBLake-Plan]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A-E-P's plan for keeping development under control at Smith Mountain Lake has been in effect for more than a year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


The company says it's running smoothly, but some counties that border the lake still fear it gives A-E-P too much control.
They've written a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requesting a meeting with A-E-P.
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[SOT 2:45:06]
[IN Q=We represent]

((RUSS JOHNSON/TRI-COUNTY AEP RELICENSING COMMITTEE: WE REPRESENT OUR CITIZENS. YOU REPRESENT YOUR SHAREHOLDERS. OBVIOUSLY IN REPRESENTING EACH GROUP THERE ARE SOME DIFFERENCES, SOME DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS, WE WANT TO RESOLVE THEM AND TAKE THEM OFF THE TABLE AS BEST WE CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Russ Johnson/Tri-County AEP Relicensing Committee]
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[OUT Q=as best we can]
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[VO-NAT]


Some of the issues include possible mapping errors and what fees may be charged to counties to monitor the shoreline management plan.
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[7-11Wythe-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rle]
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[GRAPHIC=Police Chase]

A husband and wife are in jail after allegedly leading deputies on a chase. Wythe County deputies say they tried to stop a car driven by 29 year old Craig Smith, and his wife 18 year old Shawna Smith, in Wytheville around 9-thirty- Tuesday night, but the pair took off. The chase ended just outside of town on Lithia Road when the Smiths crashed. The deputy chasing them lost his brakes and wrecked into a guardrail. Authorities say Craig Smith is wanted on a variety of charges in the Roanoke Valley and West Virginia. Both are being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail.

[7-11Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A robbery suspect was caught yesterday with a little help from some onlookers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The incident happened around eight o'clock yesterday morning at the One Stop Market on Williamson Road. Manager Sharon Underwood was behind the counter when a man she recognized as a regular customer entered the store and tried to rob her.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=My first instinct was]

((SHARON UNDERWOOD: MY FIRST INSTINCT WAS THIS MONEY'S NOT MINE, I'M RESPONSIBLE , SO I JUST GRABBED A HOLD. HE WAS TAKING ME RIGHT WITH HIM.)) ((ATUL PATEL: WE ARE GLAD THAT EVERYTHING IS SAFE AND SOUND NOW. I'M PERSONALLY THANKFUL THAT SHARON, MY MANAGER SHE'S BEEN WITH ME A LONG TIME, AND I'M GLAD SHE IS SAFE.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Underwood/Store Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-Atul Patel/Store Owner; :09]
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[OUT Q=I'm glad she is safe.]
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[VO-NAT]

The suspect left the store, but a candy vendor and customers followed him to a residential area where Roanoke Police made the arrest. 32- year- old Reginald Eugene Jackson is charged with robbery. He is being held in the Roanoke City Jail without bond.

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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The clouds will start giving way to some sunshine this afternoon, with pleasant highs in the 50s.
Brent Watts has the extended outlook, after the news.

[55-11Nick-Mason]


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[TAPE#=04-44 TC1:23:08]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Casualties]
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Killed during a suicide bombing attack at a base near Mosul Iraq last week, 20 year old Seargent Nick Mason, will be laid to rest during a private ceremony at his family's cemetery today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-King George Co.]


Friends and family who remembered him yesterday said he was always smiling.. Some 13- hundred people packed his alma- mater of King George High School, to say good bye. His fellow guardsmen say he was an excellent soldier with a promising military future.
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[SOT 20:22:48]
[IN Q=He was just an]

((EDMUND SABO/VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD: HE WAS JUST AN EXCEPTIONAL SOLDIER. ONE OF THOSE GUYS WHO WAS ALWAYS SMILING REGARDLESS OF THE DUTY AND WE TEND TO WORK IN THE WORST KIND OF WEATHER, WE WORK UNDER THE WORST KIND OF CONDITIONS. HE WAS ONE OF THOSE SOLDIERS WHO JUST MADE IT EASY TO BE A COMMANDER.))
[SUPER=01-Edmund Sabo/Virginia National Guard;]
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[OUT Q=easy to be a Commander]
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[VO-NAT]

The King George native had completed one year at Virginia Tech where he had planned to return to study Agriculture.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Casualties]


A funeral Mass for 20-year-old Sergeant David Ruhren will be held in his hometown of of Stafford today as well. He was also killed in the attack in Mosul.
Ruhren and Mason were attached to a Fredricksburg-based National Guard unit.

[55-Comair]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]
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Comair, a Delta Airlines affiliate is finally back on schedule.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday;]

This following a crippling wave of cancellations during the Christmas travel rush. The travel nightmare began when a major snow and ice storm pelted Cincinnati, one of its busiest hubs. Then a computer system collapsed and forced Comair to cancel more than eleven-hundred flights just hours before Christmas. Analysts say Comair must find a way to reassure travelers that they can depend on the airline during busy holiday travel periods in the future.
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[55-11Tech-Fans]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Today, many Hokie fans will be heading to the Bayou... Many buses and charter planes will begin leaving today for New Orleans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Blacksburg;]

Betsy and David Woodruff live in Blacksburg and have a flight out of Roanoke tomorrow morning. These rabid Hokie fans are so worried about missing their plane they are actually spending the night in Roanoke tonight, to be closer to the airport.
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[SOT: 1:48:00 to :00 ]
[IN Q=you know]

((BETSY WOODRUFF: YOU KNOW SOME TRUCKER'S GONNA GET ON 81 AND SURE AS SHOOT HE'S GONNA JACK KNIFE ON 81 AND WE'RE GONNA MISSED THE CHARTERED FLIGHT AND THEY WOULD BE TERRIBLE BECAUSE WE PROBABLY NEVER FIND A COMMERCIAL FLIGHT TO GET DOWN THERE ALL THE COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS ARE BOOKED))
[SUPER=201-Betsy Woodruff/Hokie Fan;]
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[OUT Q=commercial flights are booked.]
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[VO-NAT]

For the first time ever, the pair attended every single Hokie game this year.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Becoming partly cloudy later today with highs in the mid 50s.
The start of the new year looks even milder.
Brent Watts has the seven day planner, coming up.





[8-11Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-54 TC15:02]
[GRAPHIC=Robbery]
[ENG#=1]

Customers and a candy vendor helped spoil a robbery in Roanoke yesterday morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The incident happened around eight o'clock yesterday at the One Stop Market on Williamson Road. Manager Sharon Underwood was behind the counter when a man she recognized as a regular customer entered the store and tried to rob her.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=My first instinct was]

((SHARON UNDERWOOD: MY FIRST INSTINCT WAS THIS MONEY'S NOT MINE, I'M RESPONSIBLE , SO I JUST GRABBED A HOLD. HE WAS TAKING ME RIGHT WITH HIM.)) ((ATUL PATEL: WE ARE GLAD THAT EVERYTHING IS SAFE AND SOUND NOW. I'M PERSONALLY THANKFUL THAT SHARON, MY MANAGER SHE'S BEEN WITH ME A LONG TIME, AND I'M GLAD SHE IS SAFE.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Underwood/Store Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-Atul Patel/Store Owner; :09]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=I'm glad she is safe.]
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[VO-NAT]

The suspect left the store, but a candy vendor and customers followed him to a residential area where Roanoke Police made the arrest. 32- year- old Reginald Eugene Jackson is charged with robbery. He is being held in the Roanoke City Jail without bond.

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[8-11VA-cattle]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cutins]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-49 TC41:14]
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[ENG#=2]

A new book about the cattle industry is about to be moving off the shelves...
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[VO-NAT]


It is called Virginia's cattle Story- a book that
[Super=03-Craig Co.;]


chronicles the history of cattle in the Commonwealth that dates back to the year 1609.
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[SOT 6:19]
[IN Q=In colonial days...]

((DEBBIE SNEAD: IN COLONIAL DAYS THEY WERE A SOURCE OF MEAT AND MILK AND LEATHER AND POWER FOR PLOWING AND TRANSPORTATION THEY COULDN'T HAVE LIVED WITHOUT THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Snead/Virginia Cattlemen's Association;]
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[OUT Q=LIVED WTIHOUT THEM.]
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[VO-NAT 12 plus pad]


Agriculture is now the number one industry in Virginia and both beef and dairy cattle make up a big part of that.
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[WIPE TO wdbj website FS]
To order a book you can log onto our website at WDBJ-7 dot-com and click on websites in the news.
It's 47 dollars- some of the money funds cattle research and scholoarships for students in Agriculture.
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[8-11Contest-Winner]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=khu]
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[ENG#=3]

The N-F-L season has one week to go, and the Super Bowl is not until February.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]

But Chad Boyd will be ready.
He took delivery yeseterday on a four thousand dollar home entertainment center from U-P-S and C-B-S Sportsline-dot-com. He won it on line: a widescreen T-V with surround-sound and stereo receiver, plus a Weber gas grill.
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[SOT 2:50]
[IN Q=Now you've got]

((NOW YOU'VE GOT A MONTH OR SO TO ASSEMBLE ALL THIS STUFF. YEAH, YEAH, YEAH. I MIGHT HAVE IT DONE BY THEN TOO. HA HA))

[SUPER=01-Chad Boyd/Contest Winner; :03]
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[OUT Q=by then, too, Ha ha.]
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[VO-NAT]

His grand prize includes a 500 dollar on-line gift certificate and a check for another 500 dollars for food and beverages. (------------)