News-7 at Noon


12/21/2006



HEADLINE #1 HEADLINE #1 (:01 of head pad)



CAPTION: Snowbound

Up to two feet of snow has
brought Denver to a virtual
standstill-- and thousands of holidays
travelers stranded.
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HEADLINE #2 HEADLINE #2



CAPTION: Rain Develops


Mostly cloudy with scattered showers.
I'll track it on Titan coming up.


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HEADLINE #3 HEADLINE #3



CAPTION: Alzheimer's

Plus we'll tell you how a new test is
teaching doctors more about Alzheimer's
Disease.
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GRAPHIC=News 7 at Noon Good afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.



<< *CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


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GRAPHIC= It's a winter wonderland-- or a


holiday nightmare.

ENG#=1 (VO-NAT)
VO-NAT





*CG locator Denver, CO

Either way you look at it, Denver
will definitely have a white Christmas.

Two feet of snow is reportedly on the
ground in Denver-- with up to 30 inches
in the mountains.

A severe winter storm is hitting most
of eastern Colorado on this FIRST
official day of winter.

Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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INQ=The holiday rush for travelers




*CG locator Denver, CO
*CG 2line Kim Bickman
Colorado Department of Transportation


*CG standup Jennifer Miller
Reporting



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OQ=Miller, News 7. < (END SOT) The holiday rush for travelers from the



Rocky Mountain West to the Midwest has
been brought to a standstill. Nats
heavy snow and white out conditions
have pounded the region...closing
airports and roadways. sot: Kim


Bickman/Colorado Dept. of
Transportation. "The wind is blowing
bad enough they cant keep up with the
snow drifts." Nearly 5 thousand people
spent the night at Denver International
AIRPORT...munching on pizza and
watching computer screens covered with
cancellation notices. MOS: "We're just
trying to stay positive out here...have
a little fun...Christmas spirit you
know." More than 30 inches OF SNOW fell
in the mountains and up to 2 feet has
covered Denver prompting Governor Bill
Owens to declare a state of emergency
and activate the National Guard. MOS:
National Guardsman: "Water, blankets,
diapers, cots." Miller On-Camera
Bridge: with conditions so
hazardous...mail service has been
suspended for a second day and All
transit systems have been shut down in
Denver�the downtown is ghostown. Track
And Colorado isn't the only state
feeling this winter blast. From

neighboring Nebraska all the way to
Texas...the storm is dumping sleet and
snow. Still some people are still able
to find a silver lining in the snow
clouds.

Jesus Mondragon/No School "We don't
have any school!" But retailers are
worried that their expected Christmas
boom is going to be a bust. SOT: Skip


Clark/Store Owner "Every inch of snow
costs us money." And while the spirit
of the season isn't supposed to be
about money� it is about family ... and
frozen roads and cancelled flights
certianly don't making it easy to get
home for the holidays. JM, News 7.





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GRAPHIC=None Weather is also hampering holiday


travel abroad--

ENG#=3 (VO-NAT)
VO-NAT




*CG locator London, U.K.

Several hundred flights were
cancelled today from London's Heathrow
airport after a second day of thick
fog.

British Airways says the fog forced
it to cancel all domestic flights in
and out of Heathrow, along with a
number of European services.


Other airlines are expected to be
affected, as well.

Airport officials estimate as many as
350 flights will be cancelled.

ENG#=4 SOT FULL



SOT FULL I'm not from this country so I
INQ=I'm not from this country specifically don't know what to do or


where to go.`

`My wife hasn't seen the family in 16
months and she's just distraught. She's
completely...doesn't think it's going
to happen.`

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OQ=going to happen.





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Britain's Meteorological Office
says the heavy fog will likely linger
through the weekend.

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GRAPHIC=none Rockbridge County authorities have


suspended any further search effort for

a plane that witnesses thought might
have gone down.
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The search began late yesterday
afternoon in the Adams Peak area east
of Fairfield.

Witnesses reported seeing smoke and
part of what looked like a plane in
that area.

Authorities searched the area and did
not found anything.

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GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Schools The latest report cards indicate


that Roanoke City Schools still have a
way to go before the division meets
state accreditation standards.

But school leaders say they are
beginning to get the information they
need to determine what's working, and
what needs to change.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

School officials say the new

benchmark testing program is giving
them a clearer picture of students'
progress.

School Board Chairman David
Carson says that's critical to making
the city schools more effective.

ENG#=2 SOT FULL
SOT FULL 23:04:00



INQ=Rather than saying and feeling




*CG 2line David Carson
Roanoke City School Board Chairman DAVID CARSON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD
CHAIRMAN: RATHER THAN SAYING AND
FEELING THAT EVERYBODY'S GOOD AND
EVERYBODY'S GOING TO BE OKAY WE NOW
HAVE SOMETHING TO POINT TO , SO IF
THERE ARE BREAKDOWNS OR SUCCESSES WE
KNOW WHAT TO WHAT TO ATTRIBUTE THAT. SO
I THINK THAT'S VERY ENCOURAGING.

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OQ=so I think that's encouraing.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



This morning, the school board
also took a closer look at specific
steps that are being taken to improve
the city's underperforming schools.

Carson said he is confident the
school system has a plan, that is now

being implemented.

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GRAPHIC=Iraq The Pentagon's new chief is spending


a second day in Iraq-- making good on
his promise not to waste any time
getting down to business in the war-
torn country.

Robert Gates had breakfast with the
troops-- who gave him some food for
thought on whether more troops are
needed.

Aleen Sirgany reports.

ENG#=3 (SOT FULL)



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INQ=The men and women in the line




*CG locator Baghdad, Iraq


*CG standup Aleen Sirgany
Reporting
*CG 2line Robert Gates
U. S. Secretary of Defense


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OQ=Sirgany, News 7. <<



(END SOT) locator: Baghdad



The men and women in the line of fire
in Iraqgot their chance this morning to
tell Defense Secretary Robert Gates
what needs to be done to improve the
situation there.



natz full Gates.

"let me get something to eat and then
we can sit down and have a
conversation.'





during that conversation over scrambled
eggs and baconseveral soldiers told the
new Pentagon chief more troops are
needed on the ground until the Iraqi
army gets stronger. THAT SEEMS TO BE AT
ODDS WITH WITH TOP COMMANDERS WHO HAVE
WARNED RUSHING MORE TROOPS INTO THE
BATTLEFIELD COULD SLOW DOWN THE PROCESS
OF IRAQIS TAKING CONTROL OF THEIR OWN
COUNTRY. .



(SIRGANY BRIDGE/washington, dc)

THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID ADVICE FROM
GATES WILL BE CONSIDERED BEFORE ANY

DECISION ABOUT TROOPS LEVELS ARE
MADE.BUT EVERYONE, INCLUDING
GATESREALIZES THE FINAL DECISION WILL
BE MADE BY THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF.





(NATZ)

ALSO MEETING WITH TOP IRAQI LEADERS ,
GATES SAYS THEIR CONCERNS ARE CLEARLY A
CONSIDERATION IN MAPPING OUT THE FUTURE
IRAQ STRATEGY. .



Sot: Robert Gates/Defense Secretary

"the focus was overall approach..
including the possibility of additional
us troops.



MEANWHILE, IN another part of
Baghdad.more signs of the violent
unrest Gates is trying to solve. A
suicide bomber attacked a group of
police volunteers killing more than a
dozen. And the U-S military announced
the deaths of three American troops
bringing the total number of U-S
servicemen killed in December to 71.

Aleen Sirgany, News 7.

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HARD MUSIC UNDER Comments by Congressman Virgil Goode
are creating controversy in other parts
of the country. We'll have that story
next.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG tease New Test

And following that, researchers hope a
new test will someday lead to a cure
for Alzheimer's Disease.


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KIMBERLY ON CAM Congressman Virgil Goode is in
GRAPHIC=Goode, Virgil hot water with American Muslims over


comments he wrote in a recent letter.

But Goode has no plans to
apologize.


ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT In the letter to constituents, Goode

NO SUPER wrote: "I fear that in the next century
we will have many more Muslims in the
United States if we do not adopt the
strict immigration policies that I
believe are necessary to preserve the
values and beliefs traditional to the

United States of America

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GRAPHIC=Hold A press aide says Goode wrote the


letter in response to constituent
concerns.

They surround a newly-elected
Muslim Congressman's plan to use the
Koran in his swearing-in ceremony.
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GRAPHIC=None Fewer teenagers are using illegal


drugs and alcohol.

But a new government survey says
they may be abusing LEGAL drugs
instead.

The National Institute on Drug
Abuse has released its annual survey.

It finds a small, but growing
number of teens are popping
prescription painkillers like OxyContin
and Vicodin.

And one in 14 high school seniors
say they recently used cold medicine to
get high.

Noting that teens may be stealing
prescription medicines from their

parents' cabinets, the government
suggests throwing away any un- used
meds.
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GRAPHIC=Health Check It's estimated more than 4 million


Americans have Alzheimer's disease and
that number could triple by 2050.

Scientists are searching for
treatments, but first they have to know
WHO to treat.

That may soon be made possible by a
promising new test.

Doctor Sean Kenniff reports..

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INQ=




*CG locator Los Angeles, CA
:00
*CG 2line Nancy Levitt
57 Years Old
:15


*CG 2line Dr. Sean Kenniff
CBS News
:30



*CG 2line Dr. Jorge Barrio
UCLA Medical School
1:03



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OQ=CBS News <<



(END SOT) (nats)(Los Angeles,CA)



57-YEAR-OLD NANCY LEVITT (lev-it) IS IN
GOOD HEALTH BUT FEARS THE FUTURE.

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE TOOK HER FATHER'S
LIFE.

HER MOTHER WAS DIAGNOSED SEVEN YEARS
AGO AND CAN NO LONGER COMMUNICATE.



SOT-Nancy Levitt/57-Years-Old)



"she's a shell of the person she once
was, I mean she looks like my mother,
but

it's not my mother."



NANCY IS AT HIGH RISK OF GETTING
ALZHEIMER'S.... HOWEVER, THERE'S NO
TEST TO

SPOT THE DISEASE EARLY.



(STANDUP: Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS
NEWS/Miami, FL)

ALZHEIMER'S USUALLY ISN'T CAUGHT UNTIL

SYMPTOMS LIKE FORGETFULLNESS SET IN.

BUT THAT COULD SOON CHANGE.

RESEARCHERS BELIEVE THEY CAN NOW SEE
EARLY SIGNS OF THE DISEASE ON BRAIN

SCANS.



(nats)

IT'S BELIEVED ALZHEIMER'S IS CAUSED BY
A BUILDUP OF PLAQUE IN THE BRAIN CALLED

AMYLOIDS.

CURRENT SCANS CAN'T PICK UP EARLY SIGNS
OF THE DEPOSITS SO DOCTORS AT U-C-L-A

DEVELOPED AN ISOTOPE THE MACHINES CAN


SEE.

(animation -cbs)

ONCE INJECTED IT TRAVELS TO THE
BRAIN.... BINDING TO AND HIGHLIGHTING
THE

AMYLOIDS.

NOW THE AMYLOIDS CAN BE SPOTTED ON A
SCAN.



(SOT- Dr. Jorge Barrio/UCLA Medical


School)

"if we are going to be successful in
any way in treating the disease, we
first

have to identify at the very, very
earliest stage."




BECAUSE THE SCANS CAN ALSO BE USED TO
SEE IF EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENTS ARE

WORKING.

RESEARCHERS ARE NOW LAUNCHING YEARS OF
CLINICAL TRIALS TO GET THE TEST READY

FOR PUBLIC USE.



(SOT-Nancy Levitt/57-Years-Old)



"Anything that can make me hopeful is
good news."



AND HOPEFULLY SHE WON'T SUFFER HER
PARENT'S FATE.

DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.



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GRAPHIC=Christmas The next time you dial for Santa,


make sure you keep a close eye on the
digits.

California businessman John
Dickenson gets about 100 calls a day
from kids who THINK they're calling St.
Nick at 1-800-Santa-Claus.

Here's just one of the many calls

he's received.

ENG#=3 SOT FULL



SOT FULL Hi Santa Claus I have been the best
INQ=Hi Santa Claus girl in the world. Could you please


come to my house? I'll give you some
cookies and some chocolates and some
milk.

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OQ=chocolates and some milk.




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GRAPHIC= The kids are off by one digit--



Dickenson actually answers a toll-
free number for Santa BARBARA'S on-
line visitors guide.



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SOFT MUSIC UNDER Still to come on the newscast,

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG tease Bright Lights

a returning tradition is giving people
in Salem a brighter Christmas. We'll
have the details after the break.


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GRAPHIC=Christmas



Every Christmas for more than thirty
years, thousands of people from all
over the world, flocked to a house in
Salem for its lights display.


So many were saddened when the house
went dark several years ago.

But as Justin McLeod discovered the
Christmas tradition is up and running
again.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL



SOT FULL



INQ=


*CG locator Salem
:00


*CG 2line Dot Weeks
Salem Resident
:38 (QUICK)
*CG standup Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com



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OQ=News 7. <<((NAT SOUND OF DANCING SANTA))



It's the sounds of a Christmas
tradition that's back in Salem.

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF THE TRAIN))

And no one is happier than the woman
behind it.

SOT FULL 11:05:46 SOT FULL



INQ=I'm just DOT WEEKS: I'M JUST TICKLED TO DEATH


IT'S BACK.

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OQ=it's back Dot Weeks has been decorating her



home here on Bowman Avenue for more
than three decades.

((NAT SOUND OF BAR TOYS))

It's pretty impressive, just about
every inch on the inside and out is
covered with Christmas decorations.

But four years ago, Dot decided to
end the tradition after her husband
died.

She now says it was a big mistake.

SOT FULL 10:36:03 SOT FULL



INQ=One day my sister DOT WEEKS: ONE DAY MY SISTER SAID DOT


WHY DON'T YOU OPEN YOUR HOUSE BACK UP
SINCE YOU HAVEN'T BEEN HAPPY SINCE YOU
STOPPED.

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OQ=since you stopped So back in July, at the age of 74 Dot


started decorating once again.

SOT FULL 10:49:13 SOT FULL



INQ=The worst thing DOT WEEKS: THE WORST THING IS CARRYING


THE STUFF IN FROM THE GARAGE BUT THEY
BOUGHT ME A DOLLY SO I WOULDN'T HAVE TO
CARRY IT.

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OQ=wouldn't have to carry it And with that, the Christmas House is


back in business. There, you'll find
29 Christmas trees, dozens of dolls and
figurines, as well as 30-thousand
Christmas lights.


Some of the old favorites are also
back thanks to the genorsity of
strangers.

SOT FULL 10:41:28 SOT FULL



INQ=This lady DOT WEEKS: THIS LADY BOUGHT THIS AT A


YARD SALE AND GAVE IT BACK TO ME AND
SHE SAID SINCE I WAS BACK UP SHE
THOUGHT I SHOULD HAVE IT BACK.

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OQ=HAVE IT BACK That should come as no surprise


considering so many people love this
house.

It's estimated 50-thousand people
have stopped by here throughout the
years, as far away as Japan.

Dot considers everyone of them
family.

SOT FULL 10:45:16 SOT FULL



INQ=Oh yeah DOT WEEKS: OH YEAH. THEY'RE ALL


FAMILY. ONCE THEY CAME IN THEY'RE JUST
FAMILY. WE JUST HAVE A GOOD TIME.

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OQ=just have a good time





SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ= JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: DOT'S HOUSE


IS OPEN FROM NOW UNTIL DECEMBER 30TH
WITH THE EXCEPTION CHRISTMAS
EVE......JUSTIN MCLEOD, NEWS 7.


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OQ=jm, news 7


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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER Coming up... it looks like former
Kentucky Derby winner...

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG tease Horse Play

Barbaro is beginning to put his best
foot forward.
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GRAPHIC=None It looks like Barbaro is closer


to hitting his stride again.


ENG#=1 (VO-NAT)
VO-NAT




*CG locator Kennett Square, PA

In a video released today, the
Kentucky Derby winner is seen walking
around with a slight hitch-- but
WITHOUT bandages on his broken right
hind- leg.

Barbaro fractured the leg during
the Preakness.

Even though doctors say the Derby
winner's health is still at risk,he may
soon be able to leave intensive care.

Barbaro has been through seven months
of recovery, including a delicate
surgery.


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GRAPHIC=Tech The Virginia Tech Men's


Basketball Team will be back on the
court tonight when they take on Seton
Hall at Madison Square Garden.

The game was orginally set to
tip-off at 6:30, but now has been moved

up to 6:00, and will still be televised
on E-S-P-N-U.


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GRAPHIC=Georgia Tech Georgia Tech will be without its


starting quarterback against West
Virginia in the New Year's Day Gator
Bowl.

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*CG locator Blacksburg
October Reggie Ball has been ruled :00 academically- ineligible.

Ball is a senior and has taken
nearly every snap at quarterback for
the Yellow Jackets this season.

Starting cornerback Kenny Scott also
was ruled academically ineligible.

Ball passed for 18-hundred-20 yards
this season while starting every game.

He threw for 20 touchdowns and was
intercepted 14 times.

He was often criticized during his
career for inconsistent play.

Sophomore Taylor Bennett will get
tostart in the bowl game.

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*CG locator ACC
:00 Wake Forest Coach Jim Grobe has
been named the A-P College Football
Coach of the Year, after leading the
Deacs to a school record 11 victories
against just 2 losses.

Wake also won the ACC for the
first time since 19- 70.

Grobe took the Demon Deacons
from worst to first in the league.

The conference champs will face
Louisville in the Orange Bowl next
month.

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano was
second in the voting, while Oklahoma's
Bob Stoops was third.

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GRAPHIC=Chick Fil A Bowl The Chick Fil A Bowl in Atlanta is


the former Peach Bowl.

It's also the site of Virginia
Tech's first bowl win over NC State in
19- 86.

Coach Frank Beamer wasn't on the
sidelines that day.

He had just taken the Tech job,
replacing Bill Dooley, while running
backs coach Billy Hite, coached in the
game, not knowing if he had a job when
it was over.

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*CG 2line Frank Beamer
Hokies Head Coach
:00


*CG 2line Billy Hite
Hokies Running Backs Coach
:38

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