06:00-01

E-AEP-Merger

ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=SGO
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=aep


Big plans for American Electric Power.
The company that supplies electricity to the majority of Southwest Virginia is merging with a Texas utility.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Currently, A-E-P is the third biggest utility in the country.
It supplies power to nine states.
After the merger with Central and South West, a company based in Dallas, A-E-P will pick up four more states.
The combined company plans to cut 13-hundred jobs.
But A-E-P says those cuts will come at the corporate level.
And it says electricity rates in Southwest Virginia will stay among the country's lowest.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:45:15
IN Q=EVERY

((TOM AYERS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: EVERY UTILITY IN THE COUNTRY, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY'RE DOING, IS TRYING TO DRIVE DOWN THEIR COST. SO I GUARANTEE YOU NO UTILITY IS LOOKING TO INCREASE ITS COST.))
SUPER=01-Tom Ayers/American Electric Power;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=its cost
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The merger needs to be approved by shareholders and federal regulators.
That could take up to a year-and a half.
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Tylo-Verdict


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A winning role of sorts for actress Hunter Tylo--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;


A Los Angeles jury awarded the soap actress a five- million- dollars in her lawsuit against producers of the T-V show, "Melrose Place".
Jurors decided the producers unjustly fired Tylo when they found out she was pregnant.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:15:19
IN Q=It wasn't a victory

(( HUNTER TYLO/ACTRESS: IT WASN'T VICTORY FOR ME, AND I MEAN THIS FROM THE HEART, BUT A VICTORY FOR EVERY WOMAN.))
SUPER=01-Hunter Tylo/Actress;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=every woman
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, an attorney for "Melrose Place" says he WILL appeal the jury's decision.
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Unabomber


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=kaczynski


Nine women and three men will sit on the jury for the Unabomber trial of Theodore Kaczynski.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA;


Defense attorneys say they're pleased with the makeup of the jury.
Kaczynski is charged in four bombing attacks--
The judge is to hear arguments today on whether Kaczynski can claim he was mentally ill at the time of the alleged attacks.
If convicted, he could face the death penalty.
Opening statements in the trial are scheduled to begin in two weeks.
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E-Hoover-Color


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=strike


It's another day on the picket line for workers at Pulaski's Hoover Color, while Union officials try to get a new contract.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hiwassee;


Nearly 30-hourly workers at the Pulaski County plant are on strike.
They're NOT satisfied with the company's latest contract offer.
Union members say it doesn't include a retirement plan and would increase their insurance costs.
They're also at odds over Hoover Color's proposed absentee policy.
Union members have been manning the picket line 24-hours a day since last week.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Our morale

((EUGENE GRAVELY/UNION MEMBER:OUR MORALE HAS NOT DROPPED ONE BIT I MEAN THE COMMUNITY, HIWASSEE HAS GOT A COMMUNITY THAT IS BEHIND US 100- PERCENT, I MEAN THEY KEEP US GOING, I DON'T SEE, ANYTIME, THAT OUR MORALE IS GOING TO DROP.))
SUPER=01-Eugene Gravely/Union Member; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to drop.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Company officials declined comment but verified they are searching for replacement workers.
The plant makes the color used in Crayola Crayons and other products.
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E-Ferrum-Santa


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=christmas


It may not be a dash through the snow, but a trip to Route 40 West just outside of Rocky Mount may yield you a peek at the world's most famous elves.
David Johnson has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=OLE SAINT NICK
SUPER=03-Ferrum; :00
SUPER=01-Lonnie Rigney/"Santa Claus"; :16
SUPER=07-Whitney Yopp; :42
SUPER=19-David Johnson; :46
RUNS=:58
OUT Q=NEWS 7, FERRUM

(( Ole Saint Nick is alive and well operating out of a house near Rocky Mount for the past four years.
After six each night, you'll find the man in the red suit on his porch listening to children's requests from children and working with the community.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-06:53:44

((LONNIE RIGNEY/SANTA CLAUS; SANTA GOES FROM HERE TO STUART, TO CHURCHES AND PLACES LIKE THAT AND COMMUNITY BUILDINGS. I GO AROUND TO A FEW HOSPITALS. I JUST DO IT TO BE DOING IT BECAUSE TO SEE THE REACTION WHEN SANTA COMES UP. ))
RUNS=:14


Santa says he likes this region-- and especially those people who believe he knows when you've been bad or good..
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-06:48:33

((WHITNEY YOPP/SANTA CUSTOMER; MY MAW MAW TOLD ME THAT HE CAN READ PEOPLE'S MINDS. ))
RUNS=:04

STAND-UP/07:06:47
DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SO IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED YOUR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST, YOU'D BETTER HURRY ON OVER TO SANTA'S HOUSE, BECAUSE CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.
((Bell rining...Santa saying "Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas))
DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, FERRUM
RUNS=:13

))

One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Set
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Roll Cold out of Break
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Rabbi Kathy Cohen/Temple Emanuel; :22
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :43
RUNS=3:06
OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' returns


Tape tosses to break

S-Internet-Arrest


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=The Internet


The city streets are not the only sights for crime...now police officials are having to patrol the Internet.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=In this high-tech
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :09
SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :16
SUPER=@ssm2; 1:25
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=News7, Bedford.


(( In this high- tech age, it may not be long before the wail of a police siren is replaced by this sound..
natsot computer
RUNS=:02


This weekend, Bedford County authorities started cracking down on persons who sell drugs over the Internet.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:55:57
IN Q=They're taking a

((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THEY'RE TAKING A LARGE RISK BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT REALLY MEETING THE PERSON FACE TO FACE UNTIL IT'S REALLY TOO LATE.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=really too late.


It certainly was too late for 52- year- old Kirby Lee Adams late Saturday night.
Several weeks ago, a Bedford County deputy posing as a woman met Adams in an America Online chatroom, and after exchanging e-mail, reportedly arranged to buy some marijuana from him.
In this message, the deputy told Adams she and her friend "Dawn" wanted to buy some pot to -quote- "carry home with us.. I have not gotten really wasted in a long time".
The deputy went on to write: ".. don't smoke it all before we get there.. we'll be there around midnight, ready to party".
But instead of a party, it was a police SWAT team that burst in on Adams instead.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:56:17

((HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS ABOUT.. ))
RUNS=:03


Police seized marijuana, scales and the so- called "date rape" drug amitripraline from Adams' home.
Robey calls Adams a small- time dealer who was mostly on- line to meet women.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:53:21
IN Q=And basically

((LT. KENT ROBEY: AND BASICALLY IT WAS PRETTY MUCH OPEN TO ANYBODY. IT COULD HAVE BEEN A KID FOR ALL HE KNEW, WAS POSING AS THIS PERSON TALKING TO HIM.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=talking to him.


Robey says the department will step up its efforts to monitor the Internet and keep drug dealers off the web.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))

E-Robertson


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=Pat Robertson


Many people found out about contributions Virginia Beach televangelist Pat Robertson made to Republican Jim Gilmore on a campaign ad.
But the 50-thousand dollar check that prompted the ad may have been just the tip of the iceberg of Robertson's involvement in electoral politics this year.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/November 4;


Robertson's name also shows up in federal campaign filings that weren't even due until more than two weeks after the election.
Now we see Robertson gave another 200-thousand dollars to the Republican National Committee one week before Gilmore was elected.
The Republican National Committee's various wings donated about one million dollars to Gilmore in the final days of the campaign, bringing its total contribution to Gilmore to over two million.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Republicans


It's legal if Robertson did NOT designate which candidates should get the R-N-C's money.
The R-N-C says he did NOT.

E-Earley


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=earley


As Attorney General-elect Mark Earley prepares to take office, he's named his top advisors.
Two already hold top posts in the Attorney General's office.
Deputy Attorney General Bill Hurd becomes Senior Counsel.
Hurd's been the state's lawyer in the co-ed case at Virginia Military Institute.
Frank Ferguson continues as Deputy A-G in charge of local and intergovernmental affairs.

Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Set
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon



(I'll call for boards)
ESS#8799
ESS#8826
ESS#8827
ESS#4410


Clinton


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


President Clinton is back home today after a whirlwind trip to Bosnia.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Andrews AFB, MD;


Along with wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea, the President was joined on the trip by Bob and Elizabeth Dole.
SUPER=03-Sarajevo, Bosnia;


Mr. Clinton toured war- ravaged areas of Bosnia, as people lined the motorcade route waving U-S flags.
SUPER=03-Tuzla, Bosnia;


Clinton also paid a visit to U-S troops in Tuzla, thanking them for their continued peace- keeping efforts.
(----------------)



Iraq


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


There was somewhat of a reprieve for Iraq--
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Yesterday the U-N Security Council approved a statement criticizing, but NOT condemning Iraq.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=KIMBERLY
SS=HOLD


The U-S had wanted the organization to condemn Iraq for refusing to grant weapons inspectors full access to suspicious sites.
But continued opposition from Russia and other countries forced the U-S to change the wording of the statement.

S-Hoover-Color


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=strike


A strike at Hoover Color in Pulaski County is prompting management to look for replacement workers.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hiwassee;


Employees have been walking the picket line outside the (High-wah-see) Hiwassee plant since last week.
They're represented by the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Worker's International Union.
Members say the contract offered does NOT include a retirement plan and would increase their insurance costs.
They're also upset with the company's proposed absentee policy.
Now that it's holiday time most admit money is tight but say morale is good.

(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=I got

((CHARLIE JARRELLS/UNION MEMBER:I GOT ALL MY CHRISTMAS BOUGHT UP, PLENTY OF GROCERIES IN THE HOUSE, WIFE AND KIDS IS HAPPY, THEY'VE BEEN HERE WITH ME OFF AND ON JUST ABOUT EVERY NIGHT, ALL THE KIDS COME OVER AND SING CHRISTMAS SONG TO EVERYBODY. ))
SUPER=01-Charlie Jarrells/Union Member; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=to everybody.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The plant makes the color used in Crayola Crayons and other products.
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S-Greenfield


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-83
GRAPHIC=Botetourt Center


Special protection is what Botetourt County wants for a historic plantation -- even though it plans to surround the site with industry.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The sprawling, 900-acre Greenfield Plantation dates back to the 1800's.
All that's left of the original home is the foundation, crumbling next to a log cabin from early times.
The county government wants to put that corner of the plantation on a national list of historic sites.
As far as the park's other 800 acres go-- the county hopes high-paying, high-tech businesses will fill those up.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:32:52
IN Q=The Greenfield

((NED MCELWAINE/BOTETOURT CO. DEPUTY COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: I THINK IT'S AN ESSENTIAL ASPECT OF GREENFIELD FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, FROM THE VERY FIRST DAY THAT BOTETOURT PURCHASED THE PROPERTY TO MAKE SURE WE PRESERVED AS MUCH ABOUT GREENFIELD THAT MADE GREENFIELD WHAT IT IS AND AT THE SAME TIME PLAN FOR THE FUTURE AND FUTURE EMPLOYMENT.))
SUPER=01-Ned McElwaine/Botetourt Co. Assistant Admin.;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=future
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Botetourt will know whether Greenfield won the historic title next March.
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E-Stealth-Banjo


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=none


It's not just Scott Vestal's music that is turning heads, but also the five string banjo he plays.
Joe Dashiell visited a bluegrass musician who's taking the instrument down new paths.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Scott Vestal has played
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=07-Scott Vestal; :28
SUPER=@Joe2; :48
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County


((Scott Vestal has played with the best in bluegrass, as a member of the group Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, and with his current band Continental Divide.
He's claimed top honors from the International Bluegrass Music Association, but much of his music transcends the boundaries of bluegrass...
NAT SOT OF VESTAL PLAYING
RUNS=:10


The banjo Vestal plays is also unusual... a concept he carried to England and banjo builder Phil Davidson.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=He loved the idea

((HE LOVED THE IDEA OF DOING A STRING THROUGH THE NECK LIKE THIS BECAUSE THAT'S AN OLD ENGLISH DESIGN WHICH THEY USED IN THE 1800S. AND THE PEGHEAD, I JUST DREW OUT ON A PIECE OF PAPER WHAT I WANTED HIM TO DO AND HE BUILT IT FOR ME. AND THEN IT SEEMED LIKE PEOPLE WERE LIKE, MAN THAT MAKES SENSE NOT HAVING THE PEG UP THERE.))
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=peg up there


He's moved the fifth string tuner from the neck to the peghead. The fifth string goes underground at the fifth fret, passing through a tube fitted beneath the fretboard.
A streamlined profile and a dark stain give the instrument its name, "the stealth banjo."
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=A lot of the traditional bluegrass

((A LOT OF THE TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS PEOPLE WILL BE, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR BANJO NECK BOY. WHAT'S A MATTER WITH THAT THING. AND I'M LIKE WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT. WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT, BECAUSE IT'S JUST NATURAL TO ME NOW.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=natural to me now.


Vestal is now assembling the banjos himself, selling them with the help of Acutab, a music publisher based in western Virginia.
He didn't expect to sell that many, but says he's found a surprising demand for a unique design.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Set
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Roll Cold out of B-days
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Today we have been
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Rabbi Kathy Cohen/Temple Emanuel; :18
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :24
RUNS=2:20
OUT Q=to the potato pancakes


Steve Live

(Steve toss to Kimberly)


S-Winter-Blues


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=Mornin health check


In this morning's health check,
SS=Winter Blues (Strip Bug)


The days are shorter, the nights are longer-- and most people are less active during the winter.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Some psychologists say the combination of darkness and fatigue can lead to depression, otherwise known as the winter blues.
Seasonal Affective Depression or SAD, usually hits after the winter solstice and can be just as damaging as any other form of depression.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:11:57
IN Q=Seasonal Affective

((LYN DAY/PSYCHOLOGIST:SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DEPRESSION OR DISORDER CAN RESULT IN ABSOLUTE DISABILITY WHERE PEOPLE ARE LITERALLY PARALYSED THEY CAN'T GET UP THEY DON'T WANT TO GET UP THEY DON'T WANT TO EAT THEY DON'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING AND EVENTUALLY THEY BECOME SUICIDAL))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=become suicidal.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Doctor Day says SAD can be treated with special lamps that produce the same ultraviolet rays the sun does in the middle of summer.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
(TOSS TO BUMP)

BUMP COMM

2-E-AEP-Merger


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=SGO
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=aep


The company that supplies electricity to most of Southwest Virginia is growing.
American Electric Power plans to merge with a Texas utility.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Currently, A-E-P is the third biggest utility in the country.
It supplies power to nine states.
After the merger with Central and South West, a company based in Dallas, A-E-P will pick up four more states.
The combined company plans to cut 13-hundred jobs.
But A-E-P says those cuts will come at the corporate level.
And it says electricity rates in Southwest Virginia will stay among the country's lowest.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:45:15
IN Q=EVERY

((TOM AYERS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: EVERY UTILITY IN THE COUNTRY, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY'RE DOING, IS TRYING TO DRIVE DOWN THEIR COST. SO I GUARANTEE YOU NO UTILITY IS LOOKING TO INCREASE ITS COST.))
SUPER=01-Tom Ayers/American Electric Power;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=its cost
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The merger needs to be approved by shareholders and federal regulators.
That could take up to a year-and a half.
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E-Internet-Arrest


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=internet


A dubious first for a man from Vinton...
He's first person in the region charged with selling drugs over the Internet.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Fifty-two- year- old Kirby Lee Adams was arrested late Saturday at his Bedford County home.
A Bedford deputy posing as a woman had been exchanging e-mail with Adams, who reportedly offered to sell marijuana and prescription drugs.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:53:01
IN Q=He's not a

((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: HE'S NOT A BIG-TIME DRUG DEALER. HE'S MORE OF A, I THINK TO MEET GIRLS AND PUSH HIS DOPE. HE WOULDN'T DO ANY LARGE QUANTITIES OF DOPE, IT'S ALL SMALL QUANTITIES BUT NEVERTHELESS HE IS TRYING TO SELL IT AND DISTRIBUTE IT. AND BASICALLY IT WAS PRETTY MUCH OPEN TO ANYBODY, IT COULD HAVE BEEN A KID.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=been a kid.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


Marijuana, scales and a small amount of a so-called "date rape" drug were confiscated from Adams' home.
Bedford authorities say they hope to step up their on-line efforts to keep drug dealers off the net.
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E-Allen-Deregulation


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=George Allen


He campaigned on the promise to shrink the state government, but Governor Allen doled out the largest budget in state history.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


So it was more in keeping with his image yesterday to announce that he's changing or throwing out 71-percent of the state's regulations.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 21:45:44
IN Q=We are

((WE ARE TERMINATING 30- PERCENT OF VIRGINIA'S REGULATIONS. THAT WE ARE RETAINING 29- PERCENT. AND THAT WE ARE AMENDING 41- PERCENT.))
SOT 22:08:35
IN Q=There are

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THERE ARE PROCEDURES. IT'S NOT JUST THAT I SAY "ALRIGHT. ELIMINATE IT. CHANGE IT. IT FIRST GOES THROUGH SEVERAL REVIEWS. HOW IT'S TO BE CHANGED. HOW IT'S TO BE IMPROVED OR ELIMINATED. BUT THEN THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. I COMMENT ON IT. BUT SO DO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-John Forbes/Dept. of Planning & Budget
SUPER=@Allen; :08
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=of Virginia.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Allen says the number one response his staff got when asking why a regulation existed was "because we've always done it that way."
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Santa's-Real


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Christmas


The North Pole is not the only address you can find Santa Claus this time of year.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ferrum;


The man in the red suit has been taking children's request and making house calls in the Ferrum community for the past four years.
He operates out of a house found on 40 West, just outside of Rocky Mount.
You can find Saint Nick on his porch after six just about every evening during the holidays, giving the same message to all the good girls and boys.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-06:54:47
IN Q=WHEN SANTA TALKS

((LONNIE RIGNEY/SANTA CLAUS; WHEN SANTA TALKS TO A KID, HE DON'T SAY I WILL BRING IT, HE SAYS WHATEVER SANTA BRINGS, I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT.))
SUPER=01-Lonnie Rigney/"Santa Claus";
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=ENJOY IT.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


So, if a visit to the jolly ole Elf is what you need to complete your Christmas chores, a trip down to Ferrum may be what you're missing.
(----------------)



4-Scores


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


In sports,
The Miami Dolphins may have had the home turf advantage, but the New England Patriots walked off with the 14-to-12 A-F-C East championship.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/NFL-ABC Sports;


The Dolphins led 6-0 at halftime, but Mario Grier scored the go-ahead touchdown for New England running in from two yards out.
After Dave Meggett's five-yard scoring run made it 14-6 Patriots, Miami pulled to within two on Dan Marino's eight-yard scoring strike to Lamar Thomas.

History is not on the Dolphins' side as they've lost seven straight road playoff games since winning the Super Bowl in 19-74.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
(/////SOT/////)

WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=x5022;
SUPER=0100-j/New England/14//Miami/12///;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Dallas/67/j/New York/79///j/Detroit/96//Philadelphia/92///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/New Jersey/99//Orlando/88////Toronto/79/j/Charlotte/81///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Utah/101//Atlanta/99///j/Washington/110//Milwaukee/79///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/L.A. Lakers/94//Houston/83///j/Phoenix/91//Golden State/76///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Sacramento/89//Minnesota/79///;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/West Virginia/55//Virginia Tech/52////VMI/55/j/Virginia/92///;
RUNS=:42

(-------------) OC=...LAST GAME.