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Hate-Crime

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Reno, Janet


Any decision about prosecuting the burning and beheading of a black man in southwest Virginia as a hate crime has been put off.
Attorney General Janet Reno said in a letter to state Attorney General Richard Cullen that federal officials will wait until two white men accused of the slaying have been prosecuted.

E-Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=khu
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=NONE


The woman 26- year- old Dedric Lee Wiley was living with told people he'd been trying to wash something red out of his money.
Now Wiley is under arrest, charged with last week's hold-up of
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VO-NAT-29:01
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;

the Southwest Virginia Savings Bank on Hershberger Road.
The robber told the teller he did not want any dye packs, but she gave him one anyway... along with nearly two-thousand dollars in cash.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Wiley was released from prison just last month.
Police caught him Sunday, after a chase involving state police, as well as Christiansburg and Blacksburg authorities.

ok-bombing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok bombing trial


Jurors in the trial of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Terry Nichols will hear more closing arguments today.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday, prosecutors told jurors Terry Nichols left his job to build the bomb that blew up the Murrah Federal Building.
This morning, Nichols' defense will continue hammering away at the government's case against their client.
After the prosecution's rebuttal, jurors will receive instructions from the judge and begin deliberations.
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US-IRAQ


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


After two days of talks, Chief U-N arms inspector Richard Butler left Baghdad today after failing to convince Iraq to open its presidential palaces to weapons inspectors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


Saddam Hussein said he will never allow inspectors inside.
But progress was made on gaining access to other sensitive sites.
Butler reports to the U-N Security Council on Thursday.
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E-Gilmore-Money


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


It was Virginia voters who elected Jim Gilmore to office.
But Virginians weren't the only ones helping with his campaign or with its finances.
Ellen Qualls looks at who else poured money into the Old Dominion.
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IN Q=He spent
SUPER=@file; :00
SUPER=@Gilmore; :23
SUPER=@Beyer; :38 quick!
SUPER=@Ellen1; :43
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OUT Q=Qualls News 7.

(( He spent more than any other candidate for governor in Virginia.
It worked.
He won.
But of the 10- point-three dollars Jim Gilmore spent, how much came from Virginians?
The majority: 72- percent.
But a hefty 28- percent of Gilmore's money poured in from the Republican National Committee and its various wings -- as well as from individual donors in 25 other states.
SOT 22:06

((GOV.-ELECT JIM GILMORE: NATURALLY IN ORDER TO FUND A MAJOR, STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN IN THE LATE 20TH CENTURY YOU HAVE TO RAISE A LOT OF MONEY. AND WE DID. WE WERE VERY SUCCESSFUL WITH IT.))
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Democrat Don Beyer spent 8-point-7 million dollars... only about ten-percent from out of state -- mostly because his party's virtually broke.
SOT 02:07:59

((DON BEYER: WELL ONE OF THE THINGS I LEARNED IS IT'S VERY BAD TO BE OUTSPENT TWO TO ONE IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE CAMPAIGN.))
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standup
So how does it work?
And why did it happen?
First you have to remember that only New Jersey and Virginia had major elections this year.
Then you have to know who people like Heinz Prechter are.
runs=:00


Heinz Prechter's the guy who started putting sunroofs in cars in the 1960s.
Today, the Michigan auto parts magnate is a very good friend of the Republican National Committee.
The RNC and its committees gave more than 2-point-1 million dollars to Jim Gilmore.
It gave almost 200- thousand to the Republican Party of Virginia -- which helped Gilmore big time.
Individual donors give money to the RNC -- in the sunroof guy's case, more than 180- thousand dollars in the last four years.
And then the Gilmore campaign hits up those national donors individually.
So on election day, when Gilmore didn't even need his help, Heinz Prechter gave five thousand dollars directly to Gilmore.
It's all legal.
It probably won't buy the sunroof guy any influence in Virginia.
But it may in Washington.
And he may sell a few more sunroofs in Virginia if we get rid of that car tax.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.)) 1-Tease 2-shot
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ANCHOR=Melanie


When New 7 Mornin' returns we'll take you up in the air.
ANCHOR=Kimberly


One man from Louisiana is enjoying aviation's history in a unique way.
ANCHOR=Melanie


New 7 Mornin' will be right back. BUMP Comm

Bi-Plane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


In a time when people are taking to the air for sky diving and bungee jumping one man is looking to the past to get his thrills.
Bill Capo has the story of a New Orleans man who's flying bi-planes for fun.
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SUPER=12-New Orleans, LA;
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Elks-Rezone


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=djo
TAPE#5-97-43
GRAPHIC=Roanoke city seal


The Raleigh Court community will soon get a neighbor which some residents don't want.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Roanoke City Council has approved a rezoning request for Manor Care Health services, which will set up an assisted living Alzheimer's center for patients who are in the early stages.
The group is purchasing three acres from the Elks 197 Club, which is right in the middle of Raleigh Court.
But the vote approving the request did NOT go through without opposition.
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SOT 20:16:19
IN Q=WE WOULD CERTAINLY

((PHYLLIS NEWMAN/RALEIGH COURT RESIDENT: WE WOULD CERTAINLY HOPE OUR CITY WOULD NOT ABANDON ITS LONGTIME RESIDENTS IN SUPPORT OF AN OUT OF STATE COMMERCIAL CONCERN, WHOSE BASIC INTEREST IS PROFIT MAKING.))
SUPER=01-Phyllis Newman/Raleigh Court Resident;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=is profit making
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VO-NAT


Developers say the 56-bed, single story structure will fit the residential style of the neighborhood, while generating an economic impact of nine million dollars over the next few years.
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E-Rental-Towel


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-83
GRAPHIC=NONE


Less than two weeks after fire gutted the downtown Pulaski location..
"Rental Towel Services" is picking up and moving on.
Teresa Hamilton explains.
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IN Q=The fire
SUPER=03-Pulaski; :00
SUPER=01-Eddie Linville/Plant Manager; :14
SUPER=01-Albert Upchurch/Rental Towel Co-Owner; :34
SUPER=01-Jennifer Gray/Rental Towel Employee; :1:02
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:10
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.

(( The fire that spread through "Rental Towel Services" destroyed nearly everying in its path.
Plant Manager Eddie Linville still gets choked up-- thinking about one of the few items-- he managed to pull from the rubble.
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SOT
IN Q=We had

((EDDIE LINVILLE/PLANT MANAGER: WE HAD A BIBLE, THAT'S REALLY SOMETHING, THERE WAS A BIBLE THAT WAS IN THE FIRE THAT, IT SEEMED LIKE EVERYTHING AROUND IT BURNED, BUT IT DIDN'T. ))
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OUT Q=


Linville calls the company's quick turnaround a "Christmas Miracle".
Co-Owner Albert Upchurch says there was never any doubt-- he'd rebuild.
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SOT
IN Q=

((ALBERT UPCHURCH/RENTAL TOWEL CO-OWNER:I GUESS THE HARDEST PART IS GETTING AROUND TO SEE ALL THE OUR CUSTOMERS, TO INFORM THEM OF WHAT'S GOING ON, A LOT OF THEM THINKS WE'VE GONE OUT OF BUSINESS, SOME OF OUR COMPETITORS WILL TELL THEM THAT WE'RE OUT OF BUSINESS BUT WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=certainly not.


The owners plan to construct a new building on the original site.
In the meantime-- they've set up temporary headquarters in the Pulaski County Industrial Park.
So far-- about half of the plant's 75 employees are back at work.
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2:24:04
SOT
IN Q=We're just

((JENNIFER GRAY/RENTAL TOWEL EMPLOYEE: WE'RE JUST LIKE ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY, EACH DEPARTMENT, EVERYBODY'S BEEN STICKING TOGETHER, READY TO GET BACK TO WORK AND GET THE COMPANY GOING. ))
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OUT Q=company going.

STAND UP
The company doesn't have an exact figure figure, just yet, but estimated damage in excess of a million dollars. END SU
The new building could be fully operational by early March.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

S-Allen-Martinsville


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=Allen


Governor George Allen is getting into the holiday season, travelling around the Commonwealth, proposing state budget "gifts" to a number of agencies and groups.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


The governor is proposing ten million dollars for the Virginia Natural History Museum.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


The museum plans to expand into a new building which will replace an abandoned hospital in Martinsville.
The project will cost about 16 million dollars -- usually the state would pay half of that, but Allen has raised the Commonwealth's contribution by two million dollars.
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SOT 11:39:01
IN Q=It's important

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN/IT'S IMPORTANT WE HAVE STRONG SUPPORT FOR MY BUDGET IN THIS REGARD AND NOT ALLOW ANYBODY TO WHITTLE ANY OF IT AWAY. I GUARANTEE THERE WILL BE SOME THAT WILL TRY TO DO SO BUT I THINK THIS MAKES GOOD ECONOMIC SENSE AND GOOD EDUCATIONAL SENSE.))
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RUNS=:13
OUT Q=good educational sense
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VO-NAT


Allen says the new museum will attract tourists and industry to Martinsville. His budget proposals still must be approved by the General Assembly.
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5-Detention-Home


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-47
GRAPHIC=None


The public got its first chance yesterday to see the newest home for juvenile offenders in Central Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The new facility can house up to forty juvenile offenders, twice the number of the old home.
A "state of the art" control room monitors activity in all the cells, classrooms and common areas.
Administrators say it's unfortunate it had to expand.
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SOT 00:37:29
IN Q=Definitely a

((TOM CURRIER/ADMINISTRATOR: DEFINITELY A BITTERSWEET PILL TO SWALLOW. IT'S GOOD THAT ALL THE LOCALITIES HAVE JOINED IN AND WE CAN BUILD IT, BUT IT IS A SHAME THAT HAVE TO HAVE A PLACE LIKE THIS AT ALL.))
SUPER=01-Tom Currier/Administrator; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=this at all.
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VO-NAT


Lynchburg and seven other central Virginia localities are spending more than six million dollars on the project.
Phase Two, the renovation of the OLD juvenile home right next door, should be completed in March.
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Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Welcome back to News 7 Mornin'.
Steve Pardon is off this week, but we'll still be taking a look at the
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They are in need of hanging flower baskets and a fax machine.
You can reach them at (540) 586-2148.
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The full holiday wish list can also be found on News 7's web page.
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NICHOLS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok bombing trial


Closing arguments are scheduled to wrap up today in the second Oklahoma City bombing trial.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday, prosecutors told jurors Terry Nichols left his job to build the bomb that blew up the murrah federal building.
This morning, Nichols' defense will continue hammering away at the government's case against their client.
After the prosecution's rebuttal, jurors will receive instructions from the judge and begin deliberations.
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IRAQ


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


The Chief U-N arms inspector has left Iraq after failing to convince Saddam Hussein to open his palaces to weapons inspectors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


Richard Butler flew back to New York today where he will report to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday on the outcome of two days of largely disappointing talks.
Butler announced yesterday that Iraq had again refused U-N demands for full access for its inspectors.
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2-Hate-Crime


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Reno, Janet


The two white men accused of burning and beheading a black man in southwest Virginia will have to be prosecuted before any decision is made to prosecute them for a HATE crime.
That's the word from Attorney General Janet Reno in a letter to STATE Attorney General Richard Cullen.
Forty-year-old Garnett Johnson, Junior was killed July 25th, following an all-night party in Grayson County.
Investigators say Johnson was doused with gasoline and set afire, before he was later be-headed.

Fatal-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=fatal fire 4070


Bedford County firefighters are still on the scene of a blaze that killed a woman in Forest early this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Forest/This Morning;


The fire was reported around 3:15 at 14-71 Whistling Swan Drive in the Lake Vista subdivision.
By the time the first crews arrived, the blaze already had a good head start.
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SOT 19:20:47
IN Q=We were under

(( ))
SUPER=01-Larry Barbour/Forest Fire Chief; :00
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OUT Q=locate the victim.
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VO-NAT


The woman was found in a first floor room just inside the front door.
Authorities have NOT released her identity.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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2-E-Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=khu
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=NONE


It took a police chase to nab a suspected bank robber.
He's been charged with the last week's hold-up of
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VO-NAT-29:01
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;

the Southwest Virginia Savings Bank on Hershberger Road.
The robber told the teller he did not want any dye packs, but she gave him one anyway, along with nearly two thousand dollars in cash.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=bank robbery


Twenty-six- year- old Dedric Lee Wiley was released from prison just last month.
The woman he'd been living with in Christiansburg told people Wiley had been trying to wash something red out of the cash.

E-Moores


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=NONE


The new owners of Moore's Lumber and Building Supplies are not endearing themselves to the store's former workers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


All area Moore's locations except one went out of business yesterday.
It's the first round of a so-called "re-allocation of resources."
Last week, Oklahoma-based Hope Lumber Company announced it had bought Moore's.
According to Hope Lumber, Moore's was losing money.
So the new owners closed 18 of Moore's 50 stores.
Some of the workers were laid off from three area locations--in Bedford, Salem and the Williamson Road location in Roanoke, which will move to the Moore's on Franklin Road.
Everyone else is out of a job, along with 40-people who were laid off from the distribution center in Roanoke's industrial park last week.
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S-Detention-Home


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=NONE


Lynchburg's state- of- the- art juvenile detention home opened to the public yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Eight central Virginia localities pitched in more than six million dollars to expand the existing detention home.
It offers housing for more than 40 male and female offenders, twice the number of the old home.
Administrators say the new facility is also much safer, for both the staff and residents.
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SOT 00:37:50
IN Q=We've got to

((TOM CURRIER/ADMINISTRATOR: WE'VE GOT TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY AND THE PUBLIC SAFETY IN MIND AT ALL TIMES AND THIS FACILITY DOES THAT. THE OLD ONE SERVED A GOOD PURPOSE WHEN IT WAS BUILT WAY BACK WHEN, BUT THIS IS THE ONE WE NEED NOW, AND HOPEFULLY FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.))
SUPER=01-Tom Currier/Administrator; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=long time to come.
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VO-NAT


Phase Two of the project, the renovation of the old juvenile home next door, should be completed by springtime.
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3-Tease 2-shot
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE



ANCHOR=Melanie


As the holiday season approaches youngsters are filling out their lists to Santa Claus and getting them ready to mail.
ANCHOR=Kimberly


When News 7 Mornin' returns we'll have the story of some people who are helping Santa answer the numerous correspondences. LOTTERY BUMP COMM

St-Nick


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


St. Nicholas may live at the North Pole but he has an office just outside of Detroit....and it's filled with people you could call his corresponding secretaries.
Drew Levinson reports on a group of volunteer letter writers who not only know the meaning of Christmas but also know the real Santa.
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IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=12-Orchard Lake, MI;
SUPER=13-Michael Krolewski/Organizer;
SUPER=13-Lidia Zoltowska/Letter Writer;
SUPER=13-Drew Levinson/Reporting;
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OUT Q=Orchard Lake, Michigan
(((NAT SOT MALL SANTA)


IT'S THE BUSY SEASON FOR SANTA-ALSO KNOWN AS ST. NICK. KIDS BY THE MILLIONS WANT TO TELL HIM HOW THEY'VE BEEN AND WHAT THEY WANT.

(LOCATOR ORCHARD LAKE, MI)


NOW, HE'S GETTING A LITTLE HELP KEEPING UP WITH HIS CORRESPONDENCE.
FOR THE 3RD YEAR IN A ROW, STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS ARE GATHERING IN AN IMPROMPTU WORKSHOP AT ST MARY'S COLLEGE NEAR DETROIT. THEIR MISSION? A PERSONALIZED CHRISTMAS-TIME LETTER TO KIDS ON BEHALF OF ST. NICK.
THE COLLEGE PUTS ADS IN LOCAL AND NATIONAL PERIODICALS SOLICITING LETTERS FROM PARENTS ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN. THE REPLIES FROM ST. NICK'S HELPERS ARE SENT TO THE KIDS.

(SOT Michael Krolewski/Organizer

"Each letter is very personalized, the letter is referring to the whole child's life, his likes, dislikes, his school, so the child is somewhat surprised St. Nicholas would know about him that much."
ONE IMPORTANT POINT - THESE ARE LETTERS FROM ST. NICHOLAS - NOT THE POPULARIZED VERSION OF SANTA CLAUS. THE LETTERS STRESS THE TRADITIONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL STORY OF CHRISTMAS.
"This is about tracing the origins of Santa Claus to St. Nicholas, being a bishop from Asia Minor, a Greek bishop and the tradition of him being very good to children, always taking care of the poor or taking care of those who couldn't take care of themselves."
THE VOLUNTEERS SAY THERE'S MORE IN THIS FOR THEM THAN WRITER'S CRAMP-THAT'S ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR LIDIA ZOLTOWKSA, A STUDENT FROM POLAND.

(SOT LIDIA ZOLTOWSKA/LETTER WRITER)


"I have a little sister who is eight and a half years old, I haven't seen her in six years, so by writing the letters to these children makes me feel like I am at home being in touch with my sister."

(DREW LEVINSON REPORTING)


THIS YEAR ST. NICK'S HELPERS PLAN TO SEND ABOUT ONE THOUSAND LETTERS EACH ONE FOR THEM A MESSAGE ABOUT THE TRUE MEANING CHRISTMAS. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS ORCHARD LAKE, MICHIGAN.))

E-Holiday-Recall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Mornin health check


In this morning's health check,
SS=Product Recall


Decorations may add to the festive nature of this holiday season, but the Virginia department of Health says some ornaments are dangerous.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling several holiday products--some sold in southwest Virginia.
One and half million sets of curtain-style Christmas lights are being taken off the shelves because they are an electrocution hazard.
To see if you have these indoor/outdoor lights check for the names "Curtain", Icicle", and "Wonder Lights."
The miniature lights were sold between September 19-95 and November 19-97.
Retailers who sold the products are accepting returns for a full refund.
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Consumers with questions about this recall should call the store where they bought the products, or contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission toll free hotline at 800-638-2772.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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REZONE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=DJO
TAPE#97-87
GRAPHIC=Rke City


Roanoke City Council last night approved rezoning a site for a proposed early care Alzheimer's facility.
The property where the facility will be located is in the middle of the Greater Raleigh Court community.
As David Johnson reports, residents for and against the facility voiced their opinion.
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IN Q=WE JUST FEEL THAT
SUPER=01-Brenda McDaniel/Civic League Vice-President; :01
SUPER=01-Maryellen Goodlatte/Manor Care Representative; :12
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :24
SUPER=01-Mike Urbanski/Civic League President; :37
SUPER=01-Phillip Flarsheim/Raleigh Court Resident; :50
SUPER=19-David Johnson; 1:01
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((
((SOT-16:59:04

((BRENDA MCDANIEL/ CIVIC LEAGUE VICE PRESIDENT; WE JUST FEEL THAT IT'S NOT APPROPRIATE DEVELOPMENT FOR THIS PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOOD BECAUSE IT IS ALL SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTS, IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THAT WAY AND THE NEIGHBORS WANT IT TO STAY THAT WAY. ))
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SOT 19:37:54

((MARYELLEN GOODLATTE/REPRESENTS MANOR CARE; TO THE FEARS OF THE NEIGHBORS THAT MANOR CARE INTENDS TO EXPAND THE FACILITY AND TAKE UP MORE PROPERTY AT THE ELKS, MANOR CARE HAS SAID NO AND HAS PROFFERED A CONDITION THAT IT WILL NOT EXPAND.))
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The site will consume three of the 15-acres that the Elks have available.
The club says it needs the money for repairs.
But some neighbors say they are opposed to ALL BUSINESSES in their neighborhood.
SOT 19:49:03

((MIKE URBANSKI/CIVIC LEAGUE PRESIDENT; THIS SESSION WAS SUPPOSED TO BE LAST MONTH AND MARYELLEN GOODLATTE CALLED ME AND SAID, "DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER IDEAS ABOUT HOW WE COULD WORK TOGETHER?" IT'S DIFFICULT TO DO THAT BECAUSE THE CONCEPT IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD.))
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SOT 20:12:54

((PHILLIP FLARSHEIM/IF OUR CITY IS INTENT ON BECOMING OR REMAINING A HEALTH CARE CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WE CERTAINLY HAVE TO ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ALL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.))
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SOT

((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTER: DESPITE THE OPPOSITION FROM THE RESIDENTS, CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO APPROVE THE REQUEST, BY A FIVE TO TWO MARGIN, DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7. ))
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5-Rental-Towel


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-48
GRAPHIC=None


A devastating fire isn't stopping one Pulaski County business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski/December 5;


Fire gutted "Rental Towel Services" in downtown Pulaski a little more than a week ago.
Since then the company has established a temporary facility in the Pulaski County Industrial Park.
About half of the company's 75 workers are back on the job.
Their main goal-- to let customers know they're NOT going anywhere.
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2:17:11
SOT
IN Q=A lot of

((ALBERT UPCHURCH/RENTAL TOWEL CO-OWNER: A LOT OF THEM THINK WE'VE GONE OUT OF BUSINESS, SOME OF OUR COMPETITORS WILL TELL THEM THAT WE'RE OUT OF BUSINESS, BUT WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT, THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE SOME DELIVERIES NOW, WHERE THERE'S NEEDED TOWELS AND APRONS, WHATEVER. ))
SUPER=01-Albert Upchurch/Rental Towel Co-Owner; :
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=aprons, whatever.
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VO-NAT


A welding spark is believed to have started the fire.
The company suffered more than one million dollars in damages.
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LEE-APPOINTMENT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


President clinton made his choice for the top civil rights enforcer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Yesterday Bill Lann Lee was sworn in as ACTING head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights division.
It's a job he'll do WITHOUT bipartisan support.
Senate Republicans blocked Lee's confirmation saying the former lawyer for the N-double-A-C-P supported racial quotas.
President Clinton will try again next year to win confirmation for Lee.
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E-Benedetti


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


And in Virginia, the Gilmore administration has made its first real appointment-- and it has broader ramifications for state government.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;


Richmond state Senator and Senate Republican leader Joe Benedetti will become director of the state's Department of Criminal Justice Services.
His son was Jim Gilmore's campaign finance director.
But the appointment creates another hole in the evenly tied state Senate.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Today, a special election will be held in Hampton Roads to fill the senate seat of Attorney General-elect Mark Earley.

Allen-Martinsville


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=Allen, George


Governor Allen will formally announce his new budget proposal this Friday.
But here's a preview-- it includes ten million dollars for the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Allen expects opposition from some General Assembly members -- this is two million dollars more than the state would typically give the museum.
But the museum is expanding to a new building which will cost 16 million dollars.
Allen says it's worth it.
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SOT 11:39:27
IN Q=Getting this new museum

((GOV. ALLEN: GETTING THIS NEW MUSEUM IN HERE WILL BE A TREMENDOUS ATTRACTION FOR THIS AREA. PEOPLE WILL DRIVE FROM MANY MILES AWAY TO SEE IT. AND THEY'LL COME FROM NORTH CAROLINA, OTHER PARTS OF VIRGINIA, AND OTHER STATES AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO DO WITH TOURISM.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=do with tourism
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VO-NAT


Allen also says the new museum will lure industry to Martinsville.
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S-Morrison


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A student newspaper is facing a lawsuit from a former Virginia Tech football player.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Tony Morrison says stories which appeared in the Collegiate Times implied he was guilty of sexual assault.
He is suing the paper for more than ten million dollars.
Morrison and a teammate were accused in 19-95 of raping a Virginia Tech woman.
They were never indicted.
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E-Bikes-bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssa
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=Christmas


We've been keeping tabs on the Bikes or Bust campaign since our own Steve Pardon and J-93's Slam Duncan first went up in the trailer.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This year's campaign collected a record setting 17 hundred 90 bikes for children whose families can't afford them.
Volunteers sent the bikes to the Salvation Army where they will be distributed to local families.
Bikes or Bust will continue its successful run next year, but organizers say it won't be a competition to beat this year's record.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NFL


In sports,
Since the 49ers and Broncos have already clinched playoff spots, the outcome of last night's game was just a footnote...
but San Francisco whipped Denver 34-to-17.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/NFL-ABC Sports;


Jerry Rice returned just 15 weeks after reconstructive knee surgery and scored the Niners' first touchdown.
San Francisco's defense accounted for two second-half touchdowns.
Merton Hanks returned one of John Elway's two interceptions for a 55-yard score.
And Kevin Greene scored on a 40-yard fumble return to cap the scoring.
Terrell Davis scored the Broncos' first touchdown before leaving with a bruised right shoulder.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=x5022;
SUPER=0100-j/San Francisco/34//Denver/17///;
SUPER=x5028;
SUPER=0096-/Philadelphia/83/j/Boston/100//Ray Mercer 20

Points/j/Indiana/108//Toronto/101//Reggie Miller 22 Points/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-/Utah/86/j/Washington/88//Juwan Howard 21

Points//Phoenix/104/j/Chicago/111//Michael Jordan 31 Points/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Atlanta/99//Portland/90///;
SUPER=x5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Bridgewater/71//Roanoke/63//Women//S.C.

State/53/j/Liberty/85//Women/;
RUNS=:35

(-------------) OUT Q=.........last score."