12:00-01

nc-shooting

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=police shooting


Near Charlotte, a police investigation is underway into a Christmas day shooting that ended in the death of an officer and a teenager.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Davidson, NC;

4:07:24
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.
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Returns


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=NONE


The season of shopping is NOT over yet.
Malls opened early today. That's where many people head the day after Christmas.
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?
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=@tina1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:standing in line)
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Faye Cronin/Shopper; :00 QUICK
SUPER=01-James Huffman/Shopper; :08
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :17
SUPER=01-Howard Heffron/Shopper; :20
SUPER=01-Robina Hague/Shopper; :28
SUPER=01-Margaret Terry/Shopper; :52
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=less cost



Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
( ad lib)



Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave
(Q:How are the crowds affecting traffic?)


NATIONAL-SHOPPING


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


Throughout the nation pre- Christmas sales have been described as lackluster.
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VO-NAT
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 money.
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.
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ramsey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Murder investigation

***ANCHOR TAG***
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.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Boulder, CO;
SUPER=01-Rick Ammer/Boulder Resident; :37
SUPER=01-Scott Sander/Reporting; :50
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=meant something more



ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


That was Scott Sander reporting.

E-rock-slide


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=NONE


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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dissolve to map-essC
A stretch of the interstate was closed on Fancy Gap Mountain in Carroll County at mile markers five and six, for nearly 24-hours. wipe wipe wipe
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SOT 17:05:51
IN Q=

((NAT SOUND ROCKS FALLING ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fancy Gap;


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.
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SOT 17:06:09
IN Q=it was really

(( ))
SUPER=01-Chief Don Marsh/Cana Volunteer Fire Dept.; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=very heavily damaged.
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VO-NAT


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 detour.
This is NOT the first time a rock slide has caused problems on Fancy Gap Mountain.
In 19-89, a slide just a half mile away closed the road for two MONTHS.
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BLISS


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


The American accused of spying in Russia is stateside today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;


Richard Bliss returned to San Diego last night from Moscow after an 18 hour flight delay.
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.
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SOT

7:05:08
IN Q=

((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;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=entire weight behind me.
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VO-NAT


Bliss was arrested while surveying a southern Russian city.
He insists he was only there to plan the installation of a new cellular phone system.
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Yeltsin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Yeltsin


In other news from Russia, Boris Yeltsin made an appearance today at the Kremlin.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Moscow;


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.
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FLU-PANIC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=medical news


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.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hong Kong;


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 died.
Doctors strongly suspect the virus also sickened nine others.
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E-Soup-Kitchen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=SGO
TAPE#97-97
GRAPHIC=NONE


The holiday spirit can go a long way to recruit volunteers for local soup kitchens.
But as Scott Goldberg reports, the need for volunteers continues throughout the year, and some soup kitchens are having a tough time finding them.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Gilbert Feinman/Volunteer; :13
SUPER=01-Bonnie Maggi/Volunteer; :29
SUPER=@Scott1; :35
RUNS=1:34
OUT Q=SG, News-7

((
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SOT
IN Q=

((NAT SOUND PIANO ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=

(( 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 Lynchburg.
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SOT 13:36:51
IN Q=I enjoy

((GILBERT FEINMAN: I ENJOY EVERY BIT OF IT. IT'S GOOD TO SEE -- TO HELP YOUR FELLOW MAN. ))
RUNS=:05
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 the kitchen.
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SOT 12:50:50
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.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=FEEL GOOD, TOO


**STANDUP**
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SOT 13:20:13
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.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=SERVING.
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SOT 12:50:19
IN Q=WE HAVE

((BONNIE MAGGI: WE HAVE THE PEOPLE TO FEED WE JUST NEED SOME VOLUNTEERS. ))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=SOME VOLUNTEERS


A calendar in the kitchen keeps track of how many people visit Daily Bread for meals.
This Christmas Day, that number is the lowest its been this month.
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SOT 12:34:18
IN Q=

((ALL OF THEM WAS VERY HAPPY TODAY WHICH MADE US FEEL GOOD TOO. ))
RUNS=:04
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.
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SOT 12:36:09
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 WELL. ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=DONE WELL


And so has Feinman.
Seventy-seven years young, and still going strong.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Lynchburg.))

Allens


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=allen


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 James River.

Holland


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=legal scales


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 sentences.

Circus


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


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.
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SOT 10:26:33
IN Q=
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=07-Amariah Nock;1:10
SUPER=01-Katherine Binder/Big Apple Circus; 1:45
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting; 1:50
RUNS=2:02
OUT Q=CBS News, NY;



((SOT: MAX BINDER, BIG APPLE CIRCUS TAPE 1/:19 "I can describe it in one

word: fun"
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

work"
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 bar act"
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 younger."
BUT

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 lives."
NOT HERE.

SOT: KATHERINE BINDER, BIG APPLE CIRCUS TAPE 1/8:30

"I think I'd like to stay with the circus. Preferably this one. Maybe others."
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.))
WEATHER
SUPER=300-50/48/West 10/29.93F/70/1964/3/1980;
SUPER=301-50/50/West 9/29.94S/73/1889/1/1983;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Cloudy, Chance of/Mixed Rain & Snow/30-35/More Rain or/Snow

Possible/35-40;
SUPER=331-Wintry Mix/Possible Late/30-35/Cloudy, Rain/or Snow Likely/35-40;
SUPER=332-Cloudy, Chance of/Rain or Snow/25-29/Snow Showers/Possible/32-36;
SUPER=333-Increasing Clouds/Chance of Snow/25-30/Mostly Cloudy/Chance of

Snow/32-36;
SUPER=334-Cloudy, Chance of/Rain or Snow/25-29/Cloudy & Cooler/Few Snow

Showers/32-36;
SUPER=X5001;


Blue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of FB97-4)
GRAPHIC=NFL


N-F-L scouts joined thousands of fans for the annual Blue/Gray College football Classic in Montgomery, Alabama yesterday.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Montgomery, AL/ABC; :00


North Carolina State head coach Mike O'Cain called the shots for the gray squad.
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 Gray.
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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WIPE WIPE WIPE

Aloha


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of VF97-2)
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI/ABC; :00


In Hawaii number 21 Washington and 25th ranked Michigan State received words of encouragement before the Aloha bowl.
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SOT
IN Q="lets....

((MICHAEL BUFFER/"RUMBLE DUDE":))
SUPER=01-Michael Buffer/"Rumble Dude"
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=...ruuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmbleeee"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


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
SUPER=34-Washington/51/Michigan State/23;

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 Aloha 51-23.
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Sugar


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB97-5
GRAPHIC=Citrus Bowl


Since losing its two top offensive stars; many eyes will be on Penn State January first when the Nittany Lions play Florida.
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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.
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SOT
IN Q="The thing

((BOBBY BOWDEN/FLORIDA STATE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/Florida State Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=...in the country"
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Jazz


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of S7-17)
GRAPHIC=NBA


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.
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VO-NAT #eng
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.
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Bulls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of S7-19)
GRAPHIC=Chicago Bulls


The Bulls weren't spreading the holiday cheer in the windy city.
Chicago held Miami to just 80 points.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Chicago/NBC; :00


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;
SUPER=32-Chicago/90/Miami/80;

also registering the double-double with 11 rebounds.
The Bulls win it 90 to 80.
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Seinfeld


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


And finally this afternoon.
After nine seasons, comedian Jerry Seinfeld is calling it quits.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


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. (----------------)