Near Charlotte, a police investigation is underway into a Christmas day
shooting that ended in the death of an officer and a teenager.
Authorities say a second officer was seriously wounded.
The two were in the neighborhood responding to a call about gunshots.
Residents say the teen was carrying a gun, and police officers ordered him
to drop it.
Then a struggle began and all three were shot.
The season of shopping is NOT over yet.
Malls opened early today. That's where many people head the day after
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave
Tina Tenret is at Roanoke's Valley View Mall.
Tina, are lots of people out shopping and returning today?
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(Rollcue:standing in line)
SUPER=01-Faye Cronin/Shopper; :00 QUICK
SUPER=01-James Huffman/Shopper; :08
SUPER=01-Howard Heffron/Shopper; :20
SUPER=01-Robina Hague/Shopper; :28
SUPER=01-Margaret Terry/Shopper; :52
OUT Q=less cost
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(Q:How are the crowds affecting traffic?)
Throughout the nation pre- Christmas sales have been described as
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
Many stores, like Lord and Taylor in New York, are hoping to get back in the
black with their post Christmas sales.
Despite a strong U-S economy shoppers have not been quick to part with their
Financial experts say many consumers watched their spending, while others
gave nontraditional gifts like vacations.
Some of the best bargains can be found in apparel and electronics.
In Boulder, Colorado a vigil is planned tonight outside the house where
JonBenet Ramsey was found dead one year ago today.
There also was a short vigil last night in DOWNTOWN Boulder.
JonBenet's death remains unsolved, but police say her parents are still the
focus of the investigation.
Scott Sander reports.
SUPER=01-Rick Ammer/Boulder Resident; :37
SUPER=01-Scott Sander/Reporting; :50
OUT Q=meant something more
That was Scott Sander reporting.
A Christmas eve rockslide on Interstate 77 has been cleaned up.
Crews will spend the next few days assessing the scene, to see if any
increased safety measures are necessary.
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A stretch of the interstate was closed on Fancy Gap Mountain in Carroll
County at mile markers five and six, for nearly 24-hours.
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((NAT SOUND ROCKS FALLING ))
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
State police blame the massive rock slide on heavy rain.
The slide happened Wednesday night at about 7:30.
The debris forced a major detour through U-S Route 52 or into Roanoke until
the road reopened at about 5:30 yesterday.
IN Q=it was really
SUPER=01-Chief Don Marsh/Cana Volunteer Fire Dept.; :00
OUT Q=very heavily damaged.
Highway crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation began cleaning
up the mess at daylight.
No one was injured in the rock slide-- and there were no backups at the
This is NOT the first time a rock slide has caused problems on Fancy Gap
In 19-89, a slide just a half mile away closed the road for two MONTHS.
The American accused of spying in Russia is stateside today.
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;
Richard Bliss returned to San Diego last night from Moscow after an 18 hour
The 29- year- old telecommunications technician was arrested in Russia late
November on espionage charges.
He's scheduled to return to Russia January tenth to face those charges.
((RICHARD BLISS;THIS WAS A VERY TRYING EXPERIENCE FOR ME AS YOU CAN ALL WELL
IMAGINE.WHAT'S GOTTEN ME THROUGH IT WAS THE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SUPPORT FROM
SAN DIEGO AND THE ENTIRE COUNTY AS A WHOLE. QUALCOMM HAS ESPECIALLY THROWN
THEIR ENTIRE WEIGHT BEHIND ME. ))
SUPER=01-Richard Bliss/Accused Spy;
OUT Q=entire weight behind me.
Bliss was arrested while surveying a southern Russian city.
He insists he was only there to plan the installation of a new cellular
In other news from Russia, Boris Yeltsin made an appearance today at the
He appeared to show no signs of the recent chest infection that has kept him
in the hospital since December 10th.
Yeltsin met with top officials to discuss private land ownership, one of
Russia's most controversial political issues.
Doctors are trying to isolate the cause of a mysterious disease that may be
causing deaths in northeastern Kenya and neighboring Somalia.
Local reports site more than 200 deaths, but so far doctors and Red Cross
officials have only confirmed about 45 deaths.
One doctor says the disease may be related to a livestock affliction.
Meantime, in Hong Kong doctors have confirmed two more cases of the
mysterious bird flu.
Altogether, eleven cases have been confirmed. Three of those victims have
Doctors strongly suspect the virus also sickened nine others.
The holiday spirit can go a long way to recruit volunteers for local soup
But as Scott Goldberg reports, the need for volunteers continues throughout
the year, and some soup kitchens are having a tough time finding them.
SUPER=01-Gilbert Feinman/Volunteer; :13
SUPER=01-Bonnie Maggi/Volunteer; :29
OUT Q=SG, News-7
((NAT SOUND PIANO ))
(( From the music to the food to the volunteers spooning out the healthy
portions, it looks a like Christmas at the Daily Bread soup kitchen in
IN Q=I enjoy
((GILBERT FEINMAN: I ENJOY EVERY BIT OF IT. IT'S GOOD TO SEE -- TO HELP YOUR
FELLOW MAN. ))
OUT Q=FELLOW MAN
Gilbert Feinman has worked at Daily Bread since it opened in 19-82.
Bonnie Maggi just started volunteering.
But she likes it so much, she brought her whole family along to help out in
IN Q=i want
((BONNIE MAGGI/VOLUNTEER: I WANT TO GET OTHER PEOPLE OUT HERE BECAUSE IT MAKES
ME FEEL GOOD. I WANT THEM TO FEEL GOOD, TOO.))
OUT Q=FEEL GOOD, TOO
IN Q=IT HAS
((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: IT HAS NEVER BEEN THAT HARD FOR SOUP KITCHENS TO
FIND PEOPLE TO WORK ON MAJOR HOLIDAYS LIKE CHRISTMAS OR THANKSGIVING. THE REST
OF THE YEAR, THOUGH, IT HASN'T BEEN THAT EASY. DAILY BREAD USED TO SERVE MEALS
SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. BUT PEOPLE STOPPED VOLUNTEERING. AND ON SATURDAYS, DAILY
BREAD HAD TO STOP SERVING.))
IN Q=WE HAVE
((BONNIE MAGGI: WE HAVE THE PEOPLE TO FEED WE JUST NEED SOME VOLUNTEERS. ))
OUT Q=SOME VOLUNTEERS
A calendar in the kitchen keeps track of how many people visit Daily Bread
This Christmas Day, that number is the lowest its been this month.
((ALL OF THEM WAS VERY HAPPY TODAY WHICH MADE US FEEL GOOD TOO. ))
OUT Q=GOOD TOO
But on other days soup kitchens need more people like Feinman.
People who plan to volunteer as long as they can.
IN Q=I had a chat
((I HAD A CHAT A FEW YEARS AGO WITH MY GOOD FRIEND UP ABOVE. AS YOU KNOW, IT'S
GOD. AND I ASKED HIM TO GIVE ME ANOTHER 20-25 MORE YEARS. SO FAR HE'S DONE
OUT Q=DONE WELL
And so has Feinman.
Seventy-seven years young, and still going strong.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Lynchburg.))
Governor and Mrs Allen have found a new home.
They'll be moving back to western Chesterfield County next month when they
hand over the keys to the governor's mansion to Jim Gilmore.
Susan Allen says the family sold its Earlysville log home to an adjoining
land owner and the family is eager to move into their new house adjacent to the
State Senator Richard J- Holland of Windsor and his son were indicted in
September on charges of conspiring to defraud -- misapplying bank funds --
perjury and other charges.
Next month their attorneys head to court to learn who might testify against
the two bankers next April.
Holland, chairman of Farmers Bank of Windsor, and his son Richard
Junior, president and chief executive of the bank, both pleaded innocent.
If convicted, they could face millions in fines and stiff prison
A trip to the circus reveals the final performance, but there's a lot more
going on behind the scenes.
Liz Mullen shows us the people behind the ring.
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00
SUPER=01-Paul Binder/Big Apple Circus Founder; :17
SUPER=07-Jennifer Nock; :41
SUPER=01-Bello Nock/Big Apple Circus Clown; :55
SUPER=01-Katherine Binder/Big Apple Circus; 1:45
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting; 1:50
OUT Q=CBS News, NY;
((SOT: MAX BINDER, BIG APPLE CIRCUS TAPE 1/:19 "I can describe it in one
BUT IN REALITY.. IT IS A LIFE OF SACRIFICE AND ELBOW GREASE.
SOT: PAUL BINDER , FOUNDER, BIG APPLE CIRCUS TAPE 1/17:17 "It's a lot of hard
FIRST OF ALL, PERFORMERS LIVE IN WHAT'S NICKNAMED `TRAILER ROW':
SOT: PAUL BINDER TAPE 1/13:00
"There are two Russian artists who live in this trailer who are in a Russian
EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK, THERE ARE SIGNS THAT FAMILIES MAKE UP THIS TIN COMMUNITY
BEHIND THE BIG TOP. LIKE THE NOCK FAMILY, WHO HAVE SEEN BOTH THE ADVANTAGES
AND DISADVANTAGES OF LIFE ON THE ROAD:
SOT: JENNIFER NOCK TAPE 2/7:34
"I miss Brownies and PTA meetings and church groups. I miss those kind of
things more as the kids get older because I had all those things when I was
SOT: BELLO NOCK, CLOWN, BIG APPLE CIRCUS TAPE 2/8:18
"Just in the past year they've seen the pyramids in Mexico, the Eiffel tower,
the Statue of Liberty, the Alps in Switzerland."
AND.. FROM A KIDS POINT OF VIEW.. WHO WOULDN'T WANT A CLOWN FOR A FATHER:
SOT: AMARIAH NOCK TAPE 2/10:52
"Because he does a lot of funny things!"
SOME KIDS GET TO GO WITH THEIR PARENTS TO WORK. &1/8NATS&3/8 THE OLDER KIDS
ATTEND SCHOOL IN A TRAILER ON THE ROW.
PAUL BINDER IS THE RINGMASTER AND FOUNDER OF "THE BIG APPLE CIRCUS." HIS WIFE
RIDES HORSES IN THE SHOW.. AND HIS KIDS PERFORM AS WELL &1/8NATS&3/8.
SOT: PAUL BINDER, FOUNDER, BIG APPLE CIRCUS TAPE 1/15:51
"It's one of the rare places that I've seen in my life where kids say I want
to be like my mom and dad. Nowadays, there's this separation between the
generations that's caused by the fact that adults and kids live separate
SOT: KATHERINE BINDER, BIG APPLE CIRCUS TAPE 1/8:30
"I think I'd like to stay with the circus. Preferably this one. Maybe
WHICHEVER CIRCUS KATHERINE BINDER ENDS UP INIT'S CERTAIN TO BE A BALANCING
ACT. &1/8WILD LINE: "JUGGLING ACT"&3/8
SOT: PAUL BINDER, FOUNDER, BIG APPLE CIRCUS TAPE 1//4:03
"If you don't take pleasure in working hard you can't run away and join the
circus - the circus will run away from you very, very quickly."
LIZ MULLEN, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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N-F-L scouts joined thousands of fans for the annual Blue/Gray College
football Classic in Montgomery, Alabama yesterday.
SUPER=03-Montgomery, AL/ABC; :00
North Carolina State head coach Mike O'Cain called the shots for the gray
Ed Scissum opened the scoring with this five yard touchdown.
James Brown goes to Mike Ricks for a 43 yard touchdown completion. 17 to 3
Then Brown finds Curtis Alexander on a SUPER=34-Gray/31/Blue/24;
46 yard T-D strike.
The Blue's Cory Sauters connected with Pat Johnson on this 10 yarder. The
Grey takes the 31-24 win.
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SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI/ABC; :00
In Hawaii number 21 Washington and 25th ranked Michigan State received words
of encouragement before the Aloha bowl.
((MICHAEL BUFFER/"RUMBLE DUDE":))
SUPER=01-Michael Buffer/"Rumble Dude"
Washington quarterback Brock Huard connects with Fred Coleman on a 14 yard
strike to put the Huskies up by a pair of touchdowns.
Michigan State answers; Todd Schultz finds Gari Scott on a 12 yard
completion to close Washington's gap to 14-7 in the first quarter.
Schultz would then find the wrong guy. The Huskies Tony Parrish benefits
from the tipped pass and scampers 56 yards for the T-D; Washington wins the
Since losing its two top offensive stars; many eyes will be on Penn State
January first when the Nittany Lions play Florida.
VO-NAT WIPE TO #eng!!!!!!!!!
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL; :00
The Gators nemesis; 10 and 1 Florida State; battles 10 and 2 Ohio State
later on that day at 8 in the Sugar Bowl.
IN Q="The thing
((BOBBY BOWDEN/FLORIDA STATE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/Florida State Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...in the country"
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Two N-B-A teams hit the hard wood Christmas day.
Utah's John Stockton, Karl Malone and Jeff Hornecek combined for 64 points
as the Jazz grooved past Houston 107 to 103.
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT/NBC; :00
Kevin Willis leads all Houston scorers with 25; including this Merry
Christmas greeting to put the Rockets up by 9 in the first.
But Stockton was unstoppable; registering a team high 24. He gets three of
them on this wide open trey. SUPER=32-Utah/107/Houston/103;
Malone delivered 20; hitting turn around after turn around.
Jeff Hornecek knocked in 20 as well and the Jazz give coach Jerry Sloan his
500th Utah win; 107 to 103.
TAPE#=net (edit of S7-19)
The Bulls weren't spreading the holiday cheer in the windy city.
Chicago held Miami to just 80 points.
Despite the triple teams; the Heat's Alonzo Mourning managed to find the
range on this one. He grabbed 16 points before fouling out in the fourth.
Michael Jordan had a slow start, but finished with a game high 24;
also registering the double-double with 11 rebounds.
The Bulls win it 90 to 80.
And finally this afternoon.
After nine seasons, comedian Jerry Seinfeld is calling it quits.
N-B-C says the popular "Seinfeld" sitcom will cease production at the end of
this T-V season.
The star and co-creator says he wants to end the program at a point of
strength and have a graceful exit.
After nearly a decade, the sitcom is still a top five show.