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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Moore's Lumber Yard distribution center will close next month.
We'll tell you more about that at the top of NEWS 7 at SIX tonight.
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VO-NAT


And we'll have the story of Bosnian and Russian refugees burned out of their homes in a Roanoke apartment fire.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, We'll check in with some of today's activities surrounding the Stagg Bowl. Pedro Martinez will wear a new uniform next baseball season.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly may suit up again in the National Football League.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Not a bad weekend from a weather standpoint. Chilly conditions with a mix of clouds and sun.

Moores


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=None


Moore's Lumber and Building Supplies will not say how many employees were fired today.
But the company has confirmed it will close a distribution center in Roanoke's industrial park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At the end of January, everyone who works at the distribution center is out of a job.
Workers tell News-7 they knew the layoffs were coming...but did not know when.
They found out when they showed up for work this morning.
Moore's has been bought out by Hope Lumber and Supplies, a company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
This afternoon Hope's president and C-E-O confirmed the deal.
He said more layoffs are coming.
Moore's owns 50-lumber stores across the country -- three in the Roanoke area.
According to the new owners, Moore's is losing money and some stores will close.
But there's no word on the fate of the Roanoke stores.
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Grandin-Village


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire broke out this afternoon at the Grandin Village Apartment building in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Firefighters rescued four people from the building--one by ladder.
The building is home to several Bosnian and Russian refugees--and many do not speak English.
At least three families are homeless.
Residents say a fire alarm alerted them.
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((MIRELA DIZDARVIC/WITNESS: MY FATHER GO UPSTAIRS AND HE SEE SMOKE AND I TELL BLACK BOY AND HE CALL 9-1-1.))
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Witnesses think a toaster may have sparked the blaze.
But fire officials say they're still investigating.
They say the damage could have been a lot worse.
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SOT 15:42:33
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((CAPT. BILL TRENT/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: THE MEN DID A GREAT JOB AND OUR SALVAGE OPERATION WORKED AND THERE'S NO DAMAGE BELOW.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Bill Trent/Roanoke Fire-EMS;
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OUT Q=NO DAMAGE BELOW
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VO-NAT


No one was injured in the fire.
The manager says the displaced families will spend the night in a hotel.
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D'ville-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Two young Danville men were shot to death in separate incidents earlier today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Malachi Williamson Junior was killed in his Stuart Street home.
Relatives say he went to answer a knock at the door -- when he was shot.
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((EMMA BAYNES/AUNT: I WAS IN THE BED WHEN IT HAPPENED. I WAS DEVASTATED TO HEAR A GUNSHOT GO OFF AND CHECK AND SEE IF ALL MY KIDS IN AND OKAY, THEN FOUND ONE DRIVEN TO THE FLOOR AND HE'S THE ONE THAT'S BEEN INJURED.))
SUPER=01-Emma Baynes/Victim's Aunt;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=that's been injured
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VO-NAT


Police and family members say they have no suspects.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

Powell


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly/adi
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville


A few hours later 27 year old Anthony Ray Powell was found behind 176 Gray Street in Danville.
He had been shot in the head.
There is no indication the two murders are connected.
Powell lived next door to the second shooting scene, at 178 Gray Street.
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Talent=Keith
SS=Shooting


He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Danville police say they are looking for two black men who were seen running from the area.
Authorities say the suspects were wearing leather jackets.

Warrants


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-83
GRAPHIC=None


Would you respond to an invitation to pick up 200 dollars?
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VO-NAT


Imagine getting this letter from a new ad agency in town -- show up at a local hotel and claim your cash.
SUPER=03-Danville;


In Danville, 29 people swallowed the bait -- walking right into a police trap.
Police set up this sting operation to arrest people with outstanding warrants.
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IN Q=One gentleman actually

((DET. DON BOSTIC/DANVILLE POLICE: ONE GENTLEMAN ACTUALLY SENT ME A LETTER THANKING ME FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET 200 DOLLARS FOR FREE. HE SAID HE WAS SORRY BUT HE COULDN'T ACTUALLY COME TO THE HOTEL BECAUSE HE COULDN'T GET A RIDE. BUT IF I WOULD BE KIND ENOUGH TO MAIL THE 200 DOLLARS TO HIS NEW HOME ADDRESS HE WOULD THANK ME FOR THAT. SO WITH HIS NEW ADDRESS WE WENT OUT AND ARRESTED HIM.))
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OUT Q=and arrested him
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Only ten percent of those who received letters showed up -- wanted for everything from drug crimes to assault.
Detectives say sending bogus letters is a lot cheaper than trying to track these people down.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Projects like the Higher Education Center in downtown Roanoke may fare well during the last days of the Allen Administration.
We'll have details coming up on News 7 at Six.
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and a Native American group say it's a matter of respect--tribal members want the remains of their ancestors returned to central Virginia for burial.
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Higher-Ed


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-45
GRAPHIC=George Allen


He may not be in a position to make it happen, but George Allen has endorsed the state funding request for Roanoke's Higher Education center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Straddling the railroad tracks on the pedestrian walkway downtown, the Governor praised the plan for being tailored to the needs of the community.
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((IT WILL NOT BE SOMETHING THAT IS DICTATED FROM RICHMOND, SAYING THIS IS THE PROGRAM THAT YOU NEED TO RUN. YOU RESPOND TO THE NEEDS OF THE BUSINESSES HERE. AND SO THAT'S WHY TODAY I'M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT VIRGINIA'S GROWING ECONOMY ALLOWS ME TO PROPOSE VERY STRONGLY AND ENTHUSIASTICALLY NINE MILLION DOLLARS IN OUR BUDGET FOR THE ROANOKE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER.)) [APPLAUSE].
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VO-NAT


The governor also won applause for fully- funding ten local foundations and museums, nearly tripling state funding for the Science Museum, another million for Center in the Square, a big boost for the Transportation Museum that includes money for renovations.
800-thousand in operating expenses for Explore, nearly half a million for the Art Museum... money to help establish a Tiger breeding center... 200-grand to support the Commonwealth Games, and ONE hundred thousand each for the History Museum, The Opera, the Volunteer Rescue Squad Museum.
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Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


The F-B-I and local police want to question anyone who may have witnessed a bank robbery in Roanoke today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


According to the F-B-I, a man walked into the Southwest Virginia Savings Bank near Crossroads Mall around 10 this morning.
Police say the suspect had a small handgun and stuffed an undetermined amount of money into a bag.
He then took off in a gray pick-up truck.
The F-B-I and local police are now looking for a black male-- five feet eleven inches tall and weighing 170 pounds.
He was wearing a gray sweater and jeans.
Anyone with information should contact Roanoke police.
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Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


One of the suspects charged with burning and beheading a black man in Grayson County will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Grayson Co./October 7;


A judge today ordered the evaluation for Louis (LEW-EE) Ceparano--he is charged with capital murder.
Ceparano is accused of killing Garnett "G-P" Johnson during a drinking party in Elk Creek over the summer.
Ceparano's attorney asked for the evaluation-- which is standard in death penalty cases.
Ceparano will be tried in April.
Emmett Cressell, Junior is the other suspect in the case.
He'll be tried in February.
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Riner-Wreck


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-93
GRAPHIC=Accident


State police suspect the driver who pulled into the path of another car in Montgomery County this afternoon had been drinking.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Rescue workers say the lid to a bottle of rum was found in 57- year old Samuel Reid's lap.
The nearly empty bottle was found in the floorboard.
Reid was flown by Life Guard Ten to a Roanoke hospital.
His condition has not been released.
The accident happened on Childress Road near Riner.
28- year old Tammy Thornton of Radford was driving the other car.
State police say her injuries did NOT appear serious.
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Monty-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Yesterday;


Charges will be filed against the teenage driver involved in a fatal accident near Blacksburg.
State police say 18- year old Edward Gene Rigsby will be charged with reckless driving and failure to wear a seat belt.
Yesterday's crash on Harding Road killed Rigsby's passenger.
17- year old Jarrett Russell Hodge was a student at Blacksburg High school.
Speed was NOT a factor.
State police say Rigsby apparently looked down just before crashing into a tree.
Hodge was NOT wearing a seat belt and struck the windshield.
He died later at a Roanoke hospital.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


The stock market was lower again today. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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The Dow lost 11 points to close out the week at 78 hundred 38.
NASDAQ dropped 22 points.

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Monacan-Remains


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-87
GRAPHIC=None


Their original resting places were burial mounds in central and southwest Virginia.
But for years, the remains of dozens of Monacan Indians have been packed away in boxes in a state warehouse.
Now, present- day Monacans are working to bring their ancestors home.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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IN Q=Tucked away
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond; :08
SUPER=01-Diane Shields/Monacan Descendant; :13
SUPER=04-Photos Courtesy: Valentine Museum; :25
SUPER=01-Keith Egloff/Asst. Curator; :43
SUPER=@ssm1; 1:00
SUPER=01-Catherine Slusser/State Archaeologist; 1:16
SUPER=01-Karenne Wood/Monacan Descendant; 1:31
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(( Tucked away on a quiet hillside in Amherst County, generations of Monacan Indians lay buried in their tribal cemetery.
Many more Monacans remain UNburied.. THEIR bones are packed away in this Richmond warehouse.
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SOT 00:21:56
IN Q=It's a sad

((DIANE SHIELDS/MONACAN INDIAN: IT'S A SAD THOUGHT, THEY'RE WRAPPED UP IN A BOX SOMEWHERE, AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THE ONLY BONES AND REMAINS IN THESE MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC DEPARTMENTS ARE INDIAN PEOPLE.))
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OUT Q=Indian people.


Around the turn of the century, amateur archaeologists like Edward Valentine excavated several Indian burial mounds, including this one in Rockbridge County.
Those remains were displayed in the Valentine Museum, but have since been packed away.. along with boxes of more bones found in Orange County in 1988.
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SOT 23:00:45
IN Q=Both these mounds

((KEITH EGLOFF/ASST. CURATOR: BOTH THESE MOUNDS AT ONE TIME WERE QUITE LARGE. THEY WERE USED PROBABLY OVER A PERIOD OF A FEW HUNDRED YEARS SO THEY PROBABLY CONTAINED THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS.))
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OUT Q=of individuals.


The descendants of those Indians, the Monacans of central Virginia, have asked the state to return the remains so they can be properly reburied.
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Standup
IN Q=State officials

((State officials say they're willing to return the bones, but it may take a while. The remains found in Orange County are definitely of Monacan ancestry, but the Valentine find has not been positively identified as belonging to the tribe. THOSE bones will stay in Richmond while more research is done.))
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IN Q=We will respond

((CATHERINE SLUSSER/STATE ARCHAEOLOGIST: WE WILL RESPOND TO THE MONACANS' REQUEST FAIRLY INFORMALLY, MEET WITH THEM AND TRY TO SET UP AN ACTUAL PLAN AND SCHEDULE FOR REBURIAL. WE NEED TO KNOW PRETTY MUCH WHAT THEY WANT TO DO WITH THEM.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=do with them.
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SOT 00:25:02
IN Q=I feel like

((KARENNE WOODS/MONACAN INDIAN: I FEEL LIKE OUR PEOPLE DESERVE AND NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM AND THEIR ANCESTORS OVER THE YEARS. AS WE LEARN WHO WE ARE AND WHERE WE WERE, WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHERE WE'RE GOING IN A BETTER WAY.))
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OUT Q=a better way.


Maybe then, today's Monacans and their ancestors can finally find some peace.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, The Roanoke Express is on the road for a game against the Richmond Renegades tonight.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And we'll take a look at today's Stagg Bowl festivities including this morning's F-C-A breakfast and championship luncheon that featured Sam Rutigliano and Bill Curry.
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S-Football


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-4
SS=STAGG BOWL


The City of Salem is once again playing host to the NCAA division three football championship tomorrow afternoon.
Mike Stevens has a look at some of today's activities leading up to the Stagg Bowl's one o'clock kickoff.
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(( The combatants in tomorrow's game, both defending champ Mt. union and Pennsylvania's Lycoming College got in their final workouts this afternoon.
Earlier today the two unbeatens were part of a big lunch crowd at the Salem Civic Center for the Friday Football Extra Championship luncheon.
Guest speaker Bill Curry, the former head coach at Alabama, Kentucky and Ga. Tech charmed the crowd as he told those in attendance how football teaches great lessons of life every single day. ((BILL CURRY/COLTS PRO BOWLER IN 1971 & 72:))
Despite the way the sky looked over by the stadium this afternoon, Robin says the sun will be shining tomorrow. And if it wasn't for the nip in the air you would think it was July by looking at the field. But mother has had a little help this week.)) ((SCOTT SAMPSON/SALEM STADIUM MANAGER:)) ((WAYNE BURROW/NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP DIRECTOR:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

S-Breakfast


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB97-5
GRAPHIC=Stagg Bowl


The Stagg Bowl Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast kickoff this morning with Liberty football coach Sam Rutigliano.
Steve Mason has the menu.
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SUPER=01-Sam Rutigliano/Former NFL Coach of the Year; :09
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :32
SUPER=01-Jason Hall/Mount Union Team Captain; :36
SUPER=@Steve1; :46
SUPER=01-Mark Black/Mount Union Team Captain; 1:02
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((While his pen and a paper were the hottest item; Coach Rutigliano's signature was his message to young athletes. ((:))
The Mount Union Football team;, along with some area high school FCA chapters attended The 5th annual Stagg Bowl FCA breakfast to hear Rutigliano talk about his faith, coaching at Liberty and in the NFL, and the importance of role models. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Rutigliano has at Liberty since 1989; but still has a home in Cleveland. In Salem, Steve Mason news 7 sports.)) ((
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-98
GRAPHIC=Express/Richmond


The Express is in Richmond tonight to battle the Renegades; a team Roanoke has beaten twice this season. But winning will partially depend if the Express's can contain Richmond's Scott Burfoot and Brian Shier; who have amassed 61 points between them.
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((DUANE HARMER/EXPRESS DEFENSEMEN:))
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-10
GRAPHIC=MLB Logo


The highest paid player in baseball will be playing in Beantown next season.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-MLB; :


The Boston Red sox announced this afternoon that they've signed pitcher Pedro Martinez.
Martinez won the National League Cy Young award last season while playing with the Montreal. He was 17 and 8 with a league leading 305 strikeouts.
The contract will reportedly make him the highest paid player in baseball at 75 million.
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S-Kelly


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NFL; :


And rumors in Buffalo have Jim Kelly returning to the N-F-L.
The Buffalo news reported today that the Ravens have offered the 37 year old former Bills quarterback a three year contract.
Kelly, who retired as the Bills all time leading passer last season, says he might consider playing again as a way to help raise money to fight a rare disease that's afflicted his son, Hunter.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Denise)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sta
TAPE#Promo


At one shop in Salem, Christmas takes on an international flavor.
Double Boxes=Keith and Denise/Newsroom


Denise Allen is here to tell us more.
Live=Denise Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Denise1;


Keith, the store highlights holiday tradtions from around the globe.
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The shop is called Ornamentally Speaking and it features Santas, angels and ornaments from countries as far away as Poland, Italy, and Germany.
It started as a hobby for the owners that's caught on with folks in Salem.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Denise/Newsroom


We'll have that story and more tonight on News 7 at 11--Keith? (ad lib byes) Talent=Keith