06:00-01

airborne-crash

ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#96-92
SS=airborne crash


The Airborne Express plane that crashed Sunday night into a Giles County mountainside may have been having trouble before the crash.
Triad International Maintenance Corporation, the company that was overhauling
the cargo plane that crashed --- is now launching its own investigation.


The plane reportedly experienced trouble Saturday, forcing pilots to scrap a test run-- one day before the deadly crash near Narrows.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Monday;


A Greensboro television station reports trouble with the hydraulic system caused the plane to drop a mile in altitude, so pilots turned the plane around and returned to North Carolina.
Federal officials say the Airborne Express D-C-Eight was 20 minutes into a maintenance test flight Sunday when it fell into a steep dive.
The pilot reportedly made a distress call just before the crash.
Six people died.
The investigation is scheduled to pick back up today.
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Peru


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Police in Lima, Peru, confirm that there's been an explosion from inside the Japanese ambassador's residence. Leftist rebels are still holding 104 hostages there.
The cause of the blast is not known.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru;


The rebels released another hostage yesterday for health reasons. He looked sickly after being pushed out of the house by a Red Cross worker.
The daughter of the Peruvian President paid a surprise visit with turkey dinner for the Christmas holiday.
Guerrillas seized the building December 17th.
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Protest


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Thousands of anti-government demonstrators packed the streets of Belgrade yesterday to protest against the regime of President Slobodan Milosevic.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;


About 60 people were hurt in clashes between rival marchers on Christmas Day.

Protestors gathered for the 37th straight day of demonstrations against the cancellation of sweeping opposition victories in the November 17th local elections.
The opposition won control of 15 of Serbia's largest cities, including the capital Belgrade. But the elections were overturned on appeal by the ruling Socialist Party.
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Fire


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=fire


Santa may have had a little trouble getting down the chimney at one Roanoke County house.
Fire fighters spent Christmas morning trying to tame a house fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The fire started in the chimney but it quickly spread to the attic.
Flames started shooting out of the home but apparently the people inside had no idea it was happening.
According to emergency officials, someone driving in the neighborhood stopped when they saw the blaze... knocked on the door... and alerted them to the situation.
Everyone inside was able to escape without injury.
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Trail


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


A proposed trail-- running from Virginia to Kentucky is getting some help from bikers.
The American Motorcyclist Association is planning to give four thousand dollars toward the development of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System.
Plans call for the development of two- thousand miles of trails in the Appalachian Mountains.
The project is already getting started in southern West Virginia.
The trails will be open to dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles, as well as horseback riders, hikers and mountain bikers.

3-airborne-crash


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#96-92
SS=airborne crash


Triad International Maintenance Corporation is now launching it's own investigation into the crash of an Airborne Express plane Sunday night.
Triad was the company that was overhauling the cargo plane that crashed into a Giles County mountainside.
The plane reportedly experienced trouble Saturday, forcing pilots to scrap a test run-- one day before the deadly crash near Narrows.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Monday;


A Greensboro television station reports trouble with the hydraulic system caused the plane to drop a mile in altitude, so pilots turned the plane around and returned to North Carolina.
Federal officials say the Airborne Express D-C-Eight was 20 minutes into a maintenance test flight Sunday when it fell into a steep dive.
The pilot reportedly made a distress call just before the crash.
Six people died.
The investigation is scheduled to pick back up today.
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Robber


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Authorities have arrested a man suspected of robbing Food Lion stores in Pulaski County and Abingdon.
Washington County deputies traveled to West Virginia, to arrest 48- year- old Henry Burton at his home Monday night.
Burton was being held on robbery charges arising from the Saturday night holdup of an Abingdon Food Lion.
Police say witnesses got the man's license number as he fled the scene and then picked Burton out of a photo lineup.

Gun-Book


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=none


You may not have found it beneath your Christmas tree yesterday morning, but its authors say it's a gift that could save lives.
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VO-NAT


The Virginia Gun Owner's Guide is being rushed to a book store near you.
It's chock full of information on gun laws and court precedent about the legal use of guns.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 06:45:33
IN Q=It doesn't

((ALAN KORWIN/VIRGINIA GUN OWNER'S GUIDE": IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO OWN A GUN AND NOT KNOW THE RULES. AND THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS HAS MADE IT VERY DIFFICULT TO KNOW THE RULES. SO I'VE COMPILED ALL THE GUN LAWS AND TRANSLATED THEM INTO PLAIN ENGLISH BECAUSE I WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THEY WERE AND I FIGURED AS A WRITER OTHER PEOPLE WOULD WANT TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE. AND IT'S BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL. MY ARIZONA BOOK WHICH WAS FIRST IS NOW IN ITS 17TH PRINTING.)) 06:50:39 ((STEVE MANISCACLO/"VIRGINIA GUN OWNER'S GUIDE": A LOT OF GUN OWNERS IN PARTICULAR WILL FEEL THAT THEY HAVE AN INNATE RIGHT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES IN WAYS THAT PERHAPS ARE GOING TO BE ILLEGAL OR CAUSE TREMENDOUS PROBLEMS FOR THEMSELVES.))
SUPER=01-Alan Korwin/"Virginia Gun Owner's Guide"; :00
SUPER=01-Steve Maniscalco/"Virginia Gun Owner's Guide"; :22
RUNS=:34
OUT Q=themselves.
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VO-NAT


Since Virginia's concealed carry law took effect in July of 19-95, more than 47- thousand people have gotten the permits.
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Special-Delivery


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=Christmas


Santa was not the only one making last minute deliveries this Christmas.
As Scott Prince reports, the U-S Postal Service was out making those deliveries too.
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SOT
IN Q=He has
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Mark White/U.S. Postal Service; :33
SUPER=07-Debbie Bull; :47 (QUICK!!)
SUPER=@Scott2; :51
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Roanoke County

(( He has white hair and a white beard, and he delivers presents on Christmas.
No, he's not Santa Claus.
But he sure acts like it.
(/////SOT/////)
NAT SOT 10:29:16
IN Q=Merry Christmas

((MERRY CHRISTMAS. OH, THANK YOU. OUR SON HAS BEEN CALLING FROM CALIFORNIA-- THREE TIMES LAST NIGHT-- AND IT CAME!))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=it came


Mark White has worked for the United States Postal Service for more than 2 decades... and he's been delivering packages on Christmas Day for 15 years.
He has enough seniority now that he doesn't have to work on the holiday... but he likes doing it.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:33:23
IN Q=It's an

((MARK WHITE/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: IT'S AN ENJOYABLE JOB. YOU'RE OUT MOST OF THE DAY. YOU GET TO MEET A LOT OF PEOPLE AND IT'S VERY ENJOYABLE. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=very enjoyable


It's enjoyable for the package recipients too.
After all, who wouldn't be happy about getting more presents on Christmas?
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SOT 11:13:06
IN Q=The mail

((DEBBIE BULL: THE MAIL MAN BROUGHT ME A PACKAGE ON CHRISTMAS DAY. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=believe it


As for the Santa similarities, Mark shrugs them off.
He says he's not trading in his blue uniform for a red suit any time soon.
And he much prefers a postal jeep over a sleigh and eight reindeer.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:38:44
IN Q=Some people

((WHITE: SOME PEOPLE MAY SAY I LOOK THE PART, BUT I JUST TRY TO MAKE THE DELIVERIES. WHEN I DO BRING THEM, I THINK THEY'RE PLEASED. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=they're pleased


At least he admits to spreading a little good cheer.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Roanoke County.))

Tradition


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=christmas


Folks in Buchanan have a Christmas tradition that arose out of one of the town's darkest days.
In 19-85 and the town was all but destroyed by flash flooding.
With the town's water supply contaminated -- people brought in fresh water in plastic milk jugs.
One resident had the idea of using the empty jugs to celebrate the coming Christmas.
Since then -- every Christmas Eve townspeople have filled the jugs with sand and placed a lighted candle in them to line Main Street.
This year -- there were 14-hundred of the lighted jugs illuminating Main Street.

2-VDOT


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=WINTER WX


Even though we've recently had two snow storms, the Virginia Department of Transportation says it's pleased with the mild temperatures this winter.
Last winter's heavy storms caused V-DOT to exceed its snow removal budget by 69-million dollars.
V-DOT says another hard winter could mean less money to fix state roads.

2-Scores


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Express


The Express practiced yesterday at the Round House in preparation for Friday's home game against East division rival Richmond.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Two players remain absent from practice. Jeff Loder has been called back up by Manitoba and Micheal Smith is still with St. John.
But most of the Express family was on hand and, although many of the players could not go home for the short holiday, they did enjoy Christmas in Roanoke.
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SOT
IN Q=It

((JEFF JABLONSKI/EXPRESS LEADING SCORER)) ((JEFF COWAN/EXPRESS LEFT WINGER:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Jablonski/Express Leading Scorer; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Cowan/Express Left Winger; :12
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=...enjoyable"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


It was also a good day for the coach who not only made some business calls, but watched his son open presents.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Francis

((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=....Coming up"
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Hostages


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


There's no word on what caused an explosion early today at the home of the Japanese ambassador in Lima Peru.
Byron Harlan reports.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting;
RUNS=2:09
OUT Q=



Package-Bomb


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bombing


A ten- year- old girl who suffered wounds from a package bomb Christmas Eve is in good condition in a New York hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clifton, NY;


Jordan Reardon was unwrapping a package addressed to her family when it exploded.
She suffered first and second-degree burns and cuts to her face, arms and upper extremities. Doctors say her glasses helped save her eyes.
Federal and state authorities are still trying to figure out who sent the package and why.
A New York State Police official says whoever sent it "meant for someone to be killed."
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Serbia


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Some 100,000 anti-government demonstrators took to the streets of Belgrade yesterday to protest against the regime of President Slobodan Milosevic.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;


About 60 people were hurt in clashes between rival marchers on Christmas Day.

Protestors gathered for the 37th straight day of demonstrations against the cancellation of sweeping opposition victories in the November 17th local elections.
The opposition won control of 15 of Serbia's largest cities, including the capital Belgrade. But the elections were overturned on appeal by the ruling Socialist Party.
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VDOT


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=WINTER WX


Despite two recent snow storms, the Virginia Department of Transportation says it's pleased with the mild temperatures this winter.
Last winter's heavy storms caused V-DOT to exceed its snow removal budget by 69-million dollars.
V-DOT says another hard winter could mean less money to fix state roads.

Blood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 596-39
GRAPHIC=american Red cross


The American Red Cross is hoping folks spend some time over the holidays donating blood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


Donations typically drop during the holiday season because of bad weather and busy schedules.
There's now a severe need for all blood types, especially type "O" positive and negative.
Type "O" is a universal blood group that's used in most hospital emergencies.
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5-Thalidomide


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 597-1
GRAPHIC=drug research


Two U-S drug companies want approval to market tha-lid-o-mide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


Two companies want to offer the drug to treat conditions associated with H-I-V and AIDS infection, as well as leprosy.
The drug was banned worldwide in the 19-60's when severe birth defects were blamed on it.
It had been prescribed to expectant mothers as a treatment for morning sickness.
About 12-thousand babies suffered malformed limbs, defective organs and facial deformities.
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5-Neck-Pain


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=human body


You really don't think about your neck...until it starts hurting.
And when it does it's all you can think about.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Baylor College of Medicine; That's because the neck supports

weight equivalent to that of a bowling ball....and can easily become stiff and sore.
Injuries, poor posture, tension and wear-and tear can all cause neck pain.
Exercise will keep the muscles in the neck strong.
Also, be careful on the job...whether you're standing or sitting in front of a computer station, the head and spine need to be in-line.
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SOT 1:50:14
IN Q=Where is

((WHERE IS THE COMPUTER MONITOR? IS IT TOO HIGH, SO THAT THE NECK IS BACK ALL DAY? THAT WOULD BE A SET UP FOR PROBLEMS. IS IT TOO LOW? IS IT OFF TO THE SIDE. WE SEE A LOT OF FOLKS WHO END UP TYPING ALL DAY, TURNED 90-DEGREES TO THE RIGHT. THAT INDIVIDUAL IS DESTINED TO GET NECK PROBLEMS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Terrence Glennon/Physical Medicine; :
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=neck problems.
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Sleeping wrong and stress can also cause the neck muscles to contract.
Most neck pain, though, will go away without a doctor's care.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:50:39
IN Q=Shrugging the shoulders

((SHRUGGING THE SHOULDERS. AND ROLLING THE SHOULDERS JUST TO KEEP THE MUSCLES, ESPECIALLY THE BIG MUSCLES AROUND THE NECK TO KIND OF KEEP THEM RELAXED. ))
SUPER=01-Colette Pientok/Physical Therapist
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=keep them relaxed.
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VO-NAT


If you experience numbness in your fingers, frequent headaches and dizziness associated with your neck pain, you should see a physician.
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(toss to bump)


2-airborne-crash


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#96-92
SS=airborne crash


The plane that crashed in a Giles County mountainside Sunday night reportedly had problems the day before it crashed.
Triad International Maintenance Corporation, the company that was overhauling the Airborne Express cargo plane is now launching its own investigation.
Saturday's trouble reportedly forced pilots to scrap a test run.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Monday;


A Greensboro television station reports trouble with the hydraulic system caused the plane to drop a mile in altitude, so pilots turned the plane around and returned to North Carolina.
Federal officials say the Airborne Express D-C-Eight was 20 minutes into a maintenance test flight Sunday when it fell into a steep dive.
The pilot reportedly made a distress call just before the crash.
Six people died.
The investigation is scheduled to pick back up today.
(----------------)



2-Fire


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=fire


Roanoke County fire fighters were busy Christmas morning, trying to tame a blaze on Rosecrest Road.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The fire started in the chimney of this house... but it quickly spread to the attic.
Flames started shooting out of the home but apparently the people inside had no idea.
According to emergency officials, someone driving in the neighborhood stopped when they saw the blaze... knocked on the door... and alerted them to the situation.
Everyone inside was able to escape without injury.
(----------------)



2-Special-Delivery


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=Christmas


Santa was not the only one making last minute deliveries this Christmas.
As Scott Prince reports, the U-S Postal Service was out making deliveries too.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=He has
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Mark White/U.S. Postal Service; :33
SUPER=07-Debbie Bull; :47 (QUICK!!)
SUPER=@Scott2; :51
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Roanoke County

(( He has white hair and a white beard, and he delivers presents on Christmas.
No, he's not Santa Claus.
But he sure acts like it.
(/////SOT/////)
NAT SOT 10:29:16
IN Q=Merry Christmas

((MERRY CHRISTMAS. OH, THANK YOU. OUR SON HAS BEEN CALLING FROM CALIFORNIA-- THREE TIMES LAST NIGHT-- AND IT CAME!))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=it came


Mark White has worked for the United States Postal Service for more than 2 decades... and he's been delivering packages on Christmas Day for 15 years.
He has enough seniority now that he doesn't have to work on the holiday... but he likes doing it.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:33:23
IN Q=It's an

((MARK WHITE/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: IT'S AN ENJOYABLE JOB. YOU'RE OUT MOST OF THE DAY. YOU GET TO MEET A LOT OF PEOPLE AND IT'S VERY ENJOYABLE. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=very enjoyable


It's enjoyable for the package recipients too.
After all, who wouldn't be happy about getting more presents on Christmas?
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:13:06
IN Q=The mail

((DEBBIE BULL: THE MAIL MAN BROUGHT ME A PACKAGE ON CHRISTMAS DAY. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=believe it


As for the Santa similarities, Mark shrugs them off.
He says he's not trading in his blue uniform for a red suit any time soon.
And he much prefers a postal jeep over a sleigh and eight reindeer.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:38:44
IN Q=Some people

((WHITE: SOME PEOPLE MAY SAY I LOOK THE PART, BUT I JUST TRY TO MAKE THE DELIVERIES. WHEN I DO BRING THEM, I THINK THEY'RE PLEASED. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=they're pleased


At least he admits to spreading a little good cheer.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Roanoke County.))

RAM


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=christmas


Some of the area's less fortunate were not left out in the cold-- they were treated to a holiday dinner yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanoke Area Ministries' RAM House once again opened up its kitchen for a Christmas feast.
Freshly prepared turkey, ham, and all the trimmings were served.
Organizers say it could have never happened without the help of volunteers.
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SOT 13:02:50
IN Q=We've got

((LOU IOTT/ROANOKE AREA MINISTRIES: WE'VE GOT ALMOST TWENTY VOLUNTEERS HERE IN THE KITCHEN TO HELP SERVE THE FOOD. IT'S JUST A SPECIAL DAY. THAT'S A VERY HIGH NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS. ))
SUPER=01-Lou Iott/Roanoke Area Ministries;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=of volunteers
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VO-NAT


More than 100 hungry guests spent a portion of their Christmas at Roanoke Area Ministries.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-24
GRAPHIC=Panthers


The Carolina Panthers are gearing up for their first post season appearance in their two year history.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Charlotte; :00


The Panthers clinched the division with a win over Pittsburgh, which capped off a solid 12 and 4 season. All of the talk has been about the defense and the emerging offense behind Kerry Collins, but the unsung heroes are the offensive lineman.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="We've

((GREG SKREPENAK/PANTHER TACKLE:)) ((KERRY COLLINS PANTHER QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Greg Skrepenak/Panther Tackle; ;00
SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/Panther Quarterback; :17
RUNS=:24

OUT Q=lately"