[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


It was a terrifying night for holiday travellers at the Los Angeles International Airport, as a police chase ends in gunfire.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the Thanksgiving Weekend was a busy one for V-DOT officials helping out stranded motorists.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Grab some coffee, and stay tuned, News 7 Mornin is next.[Airport-Shootout]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


The Thanksgiving holiday weekend came to a wild end at the Los Angeles International Airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


The series of events began near the airport when police chased two robbery suspects.
A shootout between the suspects and police killed one suspect, and injured a L-A officer.
The second suspect carjacked a vehicle and led police on ANOTHER chase that ended at the airport.
Police shot the suspect in the head, as he tried to flee into a terminal.
It was a scary spectacle for travelers.
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[SOT 5:03:33]
[IN Q=Gunshots fired]

((GUNSHOTS FIRED. I MEAN, PEOPLE JUST INSTICTIVELY ALL WENT DOWN ON TEH GROUND, LIKE THEY KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON. I STILL-- I WAS DELAYED--I WAS CONFUSED. THEN FINALLY, IT SET IN WHAT WAS HAPPENING.))
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=what was happening]
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[VO-NAT]


All lanes of traffic on the lower level of L-A-X were shut down throughout the night.
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[Death-Row-Escape]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Jail Break]


A deathrow inmate is still on the loose after breaking out of a Texas prison Friday morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Huntsville, TX;]


More than 500 prison guards, sheriff's deputies, and local police officers are searching round-the-clock for escapee Martin (guh-ROO-lee) Gurule.
Gurule climbed two prison walls and fled into the woods.
Prison officials are hoping hunger will force him to come out of hiding.
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[SOT 5:00:38]
[IN Q=I hope ]

((A.J. MILLER/WALKER CO. SHERIFF: I HOPE HE IS OUT THERE 72 HOURS, HUNGRY, CHEWED UP BY MOSQUITOES, CONSTANTLY LISTENING TO THE DOG PACKS ROAMING SOMEWHERE NEAR HIM, AND KNOWING THAT IT'S NOT GOING TO LET UP.))
[SUPER=01-A. J. Miller/Walker Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=to let up]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities are focusing their search on the 17-thoudsand acres surrounding the prison complex.
State prison officials say for all they know, the condemned double- killer could be disabled, or dead.
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[Falwell-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


Reverend Jerry Falwell had some unwanted attention outside his church yesterday.
Reverend Fred Phelps and about 20 members of his Topeka Kansas church held an anti-gay protest outside.
Phelps said he does not agree with Falwell's view that Christians should hate sin but love the sinner.
A Falwell spokesman called the protest absurd and hateful.
Phelps drew notice last month when he led an anti-gay protest at the funeral of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student who died after being beaten.


[VDOT-Patrols]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-74 TC16:21]
[GRAPHIC=Holdiay Traffice]

The state department of transportation was busy helping stranded holiday motorists this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]

V-DOT's safety service patrols were out in full force during the Thanksgiving break. They were monitoring the major roadways between Montgomery and Botetourt Counties and to Franklin County. Four trucks were equiped with gas, aircompressors, tools for minor road repairs and cell phones to call for assistance. The six year old program is used during major holiday weekends. Officials hope to offer it on a more frequent basis, but have not decided if it is feasible.
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[SOT=03:04:40]
[IN Q=IT CERTAINLY WOULD]

((IT CERTAINLY WOULD BE A MUCH MORE FUNDING ITEM, THAN DOING IT FOUR OR FIVE WEEKENDS. BUT IT IS SOMETHING WE ARE LOOKING AT AS TRYING TO EXTEND IT, YES.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Echols/VDOT Spokesman;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=EXTEND IT, YES.]
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[VO-NAT]

The patrols worked in conjunction with state police to help stranded motorists.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, it's win number three for the Redskins.
Roy Stanley is here with highlights.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=day everybody.]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-9]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]

[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dean Doyle/Singer - Songwriter; :14]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :25]
[SUPER=03-"Christmas Without You"/Dean Doyle; :30]
[RUNS=2:49]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Local Country Video))

[Balloon-Trip]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Balloonists have tried it before--
This week, they may be successful in their attempt to circle the globe.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marrakesh, Morocco;]


Two former rivals in the round-the-world balloon race, Richard Branson and Steve Fossett will be at the helm.
But weather will be the most crucial determining factor.
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[SOT 5:07:58 ]
[IN Q=It's very]

((STEVE FOSSETT/BALLOONIST: IT'S VERY PROMISING. WE THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY WITHIN THE WEEK TO FLY. THERE'S A VERY GOOD PATTERN OF WIND COMING OUT OF THIS AREA, CROSSING NORTH AFRICA. ))
[SUPER=01-Steve Fossett/Balloonist;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=NOrth Africa]
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[VO-NAT]


The two balloonists are hoping for a strong jet stream to carry the balloon to heights as high as 30- thousand feet.
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[Time-100]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you had to make a list of the 20 titans of industry who most changed our lives over the last century, who would they be?
Time Magazine has its list of the "20 Who Changed Our Lives."
It's also the subject of an upcoming CBS special program.
Here's Bryant Gumble.
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[SOT 04nat]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bryant Gumbel/Reporting; :17 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=07-William Levitt; :25 ]
[SUPER=01-Herb Kalisman/Original Levitt Owner; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Paul Goldberger/New York Times; 1:25]
[SUPER=01-Mildred Cantor/Original Levitt Owner; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=to suburbia.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


You can find out more about the "20 Who Changed our Lives" this Wednesday when CBS and Time present a one hour special.
It starts at ten-o'clock here on your Hometown Station.



[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, Medicare has some health problems of its own.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in today's Health Check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( GOOD MORNING.
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ISSUE A STRONG WARNING TO THE WHITE HOUSE CONCERNING MEDICARE.
THEY SAY THE SYSTEM WILL GO BANKRUPT UNLESS SOMETHING IS DONE ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW.
VT=VO

((vo))
DEMOCRATIC SENATOR JOHN BREAUX OF LOUISIANA, AND REPUBLICAN SENATOR BILL FRIST OF TENNESSEE, SAY THE STATE AND FEDERAL HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM WILL BECOME OVERBURDENED AS BABY-BOOMERS GET OLDER.
IN FACT, THEY AGREE WITH OTHERS WHO PREDICT MEDICARE'S TRUST FUND WILL DRY OUT BY THE YEAR 2008.
BOTH SENATORS SERVE ON A BIPARTISAN COMMITTEE THAT WILL MEET THIS WEEK... TO START DISCUSSING WAYS TO OVERHAUL THE MEDICARE SYSTEM.//
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS HAVE COME UP WITH A NEW APPROACH TO GENE THERAPY.
THE CURRENT METHOD ATTEMPTS TO TREAT GENETIC DISEASES BY REPLACING A BAD GENE WITH A GOOD ONE.
BUT SO FAR, THE THERAPY HAS BEEN UNABLE TO CURE PATIENTS BECAUSE THE PROCESS IS VERY HIT-AND-MISS.
SO INSTEAD OF REPLACING A FAULTY GENE, SCIENTISTS ARE NOW TRYING TO FIX IT.
DOCTORS IN PHILADELPHIA SAY THEY'VE CREATED A MOLECULE THAT ATTACHES ITSELF TO THE BAD GENE.. AND BASICALLY CORRECTS THE PROBLEM.
RESEARCHERS SAY THE TECHNIQUE PRODUCED SUCCESSFUL RESULTS IN MICE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND A DRUG RECENTLY APPROVED BY THE F-D-A IS MAKING IT MUCH EASIER FOR CHILDREN WITH THE AIDS VIRUS TO TAKE THEIR MEDICATION.
VIRAMUNE HAS BEEN SHOWN TO REDUCE H-I-V IN ADULTS WHEN USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER DRUGS.
NOW THERE'S A CHILDREN'S VERSION OF VIRAMUNE--THAT UNLIKE OTHER H-I-V TREATMENTS--IS PLEASANT TASTING AND ONLY NEEDS TO BE TAKEN TWICE A DAY.
BUT DOCTORS SAY THERE MAY BE SIDE EFFECTS... WHICH INCLUDE RASH AND FEVER.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
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[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(I'll call for Super)
[SUPER=04-WWW.Protostar.net;]




[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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[2-HEADLINES]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The House Judiciary Committee resumes impeachment hearings this week-- But it looks like impeachment is Unlikely.

A House Democrat who originally called for President Clinton's resignation is now asking for censure.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Several pileups resulted in a major slowdown yesterday on northbound Interstate 81.
State police say it all started when a car suddenly stopped in the passing lane.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ss=none]


And it was a bit of a smoother road for other motorists travelling home from the holiday weekend.
Many got a helping hand from V-DOT's Roadside Assistance program.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, November 30.
[anchor=Kimberly]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[Clinton-Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


Congress is stalled over what kind of punishment President Clinton deserves for the Monica Lewinsky matter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Yesterday, some Republicans still maintained their hard-line approach.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((LINDSAY GRAHAM, R-S.C.;(13:44) RIGHT NOW, TO ME, HE IS AN UNREPENTANT PERJUROR WHO SHOULD LOSE HIS JOB UNLESS HE CHANGES HIS TONE WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND RECONCILES WITH THE LAW. ))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Lindsay Graham/(R) South Carolina;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=with the law]
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[VO-NAT]


But the scales seem to be tipping more in favor of a lesser punishment than impeachment.
Paul McHale was the first House Democrat to call for President Clinton to resign.
Now that that's unlikely, McHale has drafted a legislation that instead, would quote "Censure and Condemn William Jefferson Clinton for having engaged in a pattern of deceitful and dishonest conduct..."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((REP.PAUL MCHALE, D-PA: IF WE HAVE A STRONGLY WORDED CENSURE RESOLUTION, WITH OVERWHELMING BIPARTISAN SUPPORT, I THINK WE CAN CONCLUDE THIS MATTER IN WHAT I BELIEVE IS AN HONORABLE WAY. ))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Paul McHale/(D) Pennsylvania;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=honorable way]
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[VO-NAT]


The House Judiciary Committee will continue hearings this week.
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[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace]


Yasser Arafat hopes 19-99 will mark the year of an independent Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as its capital.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Arafat is in Washington, seeking financial donations for his cause.
He'll meet with President Clinton later today.
Yesterday, Arafat told an Arab- American group that the U-S is crucial to holding the mideast peace process together.
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[TALENT=KIMBERLY]
[SS=None]


The donors' conference in Washington is expected to boost U-S aid to the Palestinians beyond the 500- million dollars given over the past five years.

[S-Holiday-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-64; 1:18:13]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]


As you might expect on a busy travel day, there were lots of motorists with car trouble this weekend.
And many of them have the Virginia Department of Transportation to thank for helping out.
David Johnson has more on the department's roadside assistance program.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=V-DOT officials say major]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokeswoman; :16]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Echols/VDOT Spokesman; :45]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke Co.]

((V-Dot officials say major holiday weekends tend to produce about 33-percent more traffic on the highways. For motorists whose vehicles have failed them this weekend, a safety service patrol was available to offer help.
[SOT=00:23:22 - BULLOCK RAW TAPE]
[IN Q=THESE ARE SPECIALLY]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESWOMAN; THESE ARE SPECIALLY EQUIPED TRUCKS DRIVEN BY PEOPLE THAT CAN DO MINOR REPAIRS, CALL FOR ASSISTANCE AND GET FOLKS OFF OF THE ROADWAY SO TRAFFIC CAN KEEP MOVING.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=KEEP MOVING.]

This safety truck was one of four monitoring Interstate-81 and I-581. The helping hands patroled between Montgomery County and the Botetourt County area, and out to Franklin County. They come equipped with gas, diesel fuel, an air compressor and other aids to help distressed travelers.
[SOT=03:03:37 - VDOT PATROLS TAPE]
[IN Q=IF SOMEBODY IS]

((JEFF ECHOLS/VDOT SPOKESMAN; IF SOMEBODY IS ALONG SIDE THE ROAD BROKEN DOWN, RUN OUT OF GAS, OR FLAT TIRE. SOMEBODY WILL BE AROUND, V-DOT IN CONJUNCTION WITH STATE POLICE WHO ARE MAKING ROUNDS ALSO, TO PROVIDE SOME ASSISTANCE TO THEM AS WELL AS PEOPLE WHO NEED TO GO TO THE GAS STATION OR HAVE SOMETHING HAPPEN TO THEIR CAR. INSTEAD OF HAVING TO WAIT LONGER PERIODS OF TIME, MAYBE WE CAN HELP THEM SOME WITH THAT.)) [RUNS22]
[OUT Q=]

V-Dot also took down construction work zones to open up more lanes of traffic to keep motorists moving along. Still it's not been determined how much that helped pick up the pace. [STAND-UP/03:15:29] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; V-DOT HAS HAD THE SAFETY PATROL PROGRAM IN PLACE FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS. IT IS USED PRIMARILY ON HOLIDAYS, LIKE THIS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND. OFFICIALS SAY THE GOAL IS TO USE IT MORE FREQUENTLY IN THE NEAR FUTURE.)) [RUNS15]))

[E-I-81-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-60;2:01:02]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Northbound Interstate-81 traffic slowed to a crawl after just one of several pileups yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

It happened around 5:30 in Roanoke County near mile marker 141. State police say it all started when a car suddenly stopped in the passing lane.
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[SOT=01:50:30]
[IN Q=A VAN COMES]

((TROOPER TIM CHANEY/VA. STATE POLICE; A VAN COMES UP BEHIND, IT ALSO STOPS. AT THAT POINT, A NISSAN PATHFINDER REAR ENDS THE VAN. A MUSTANG STOPPING BEHIND THE PATHFINDER SEES AN ONCOMING VEHICLE AND PULLS OVER IN THE GRASS. THE WHITE CAR CONTINUES, RUNNING INTO THE BACK OF THE PATHFINDER. THE PATHFINDER CAUGHT FIRE AND WAS FULLY ENGULFED.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Chaney/State Police;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=FULLY ENGULFED.]
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[VO-NAT]


There were some scrapes, bumps and bruises.
But no one was seriously injured in the accident.
Investigators say it was the twelfth accident on I-81 in Roanoke County yesterday.
There were no reports of any serious injuries or deaths in any of the accidents.
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[Deputy-Salary]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia sheriff's are calling for higher salaries for their deputies.
The Virginia Compensation Board set the starting salary of deputies at just under 22-thousand dollars a year.
But game wardens get more than three thousand dollars more and state troopers start at more than 27-thousand dollar a year.
Sheriff's say that makes keeping good deputies hard to keep because they'll move to higher paying jobs.

[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-9]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]

[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[OUT Q=make it effective]


[Steve Live]
[SUPER=04-www.protostar.net;]



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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:Local County Video))

[Kids-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It seems like toys just keep getting more high-tech.
And this year's holiday offerings are no different.
Randall Pinkston has the story.
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[SOT 04 NAT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Jericho, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kerri Lewis/Mother; :25]
[SUPER=01-Randall Pinkston/Reporting; :33]
[SUPER=01-Sean McGowan/Gerard Klauer Mattison; :59]
[SUPER=01-Andrew House/Sony Playstation; 1:51]
[RUNS=2:18]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York]

(((NAT ari picking out a software toy:) this one mommie..
(TK1) ARI LEWIS WANTS TO PLAY WITH HAMMERS AND SAWS...AND HIS MOM SAYS

ITS OK BECAUSE THEYRE PART OF EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE GAME..
(natsot: Vtech cmxl sound up): PC Fun Plus, because no child should be

afraid of a mouse.
(TK2) AND NO MOUSE CAN KEEP ARI LEWIS FROM PLAYING WITH HIS FAVORITE

TOYS.
(SOT: Mom voice off cam: t2 01627) did you double click on it? ( Ari:)

um, yes.
(TK3:) 4-YEAR OLD ARI PLAYS WITH A HALF DOZEN CD ROM GAMES ON HIS

MOM'S COMPUTER. (Ari playing nat)
(SOT:) kerri lewis t3 10537 they love anything that s automated/some of

the vtech toys he s been using since he was a baby. (Cover second half with ari playinG with his vtech school thing:bring up nat at end:) toy where s the number two?
(RP S/U:) MORE THAN EVER, TRADITIONAL TOYS ARE GETTING STIFF

COMPETITION FROM TECHNOLOGY. A PLAIN STUFFED BABE JUST WONT DO. IF YOU WANT TO SELL IT, YOU HAVE TO PUT A CHIP IN IT: (RP activates babe:) Hello, My name is Babe..
(TK4:) TAKE THIS YEARS HOT SELLER, THE FURBY ...
(nat fao sales man to customer t6 125059) We had three thousand furbies

and we sold out completely.
(TK5:) THIS COMPUTER ENANCED FURRY TOY SPEAKS ITS OWN LANGUAGE - FURBISH - TO OTHER FURBIES. IT LEARNS ENGLISH

, AND EVEN YOUR CHILD S NAME.
(Sean McGowan/ t4 115320:) "kids get exposed to to a lot of different

products at a younger age/once theyve seen video games and pc games/its tough to go back tothose traditional toys. SO THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, YOU may NEED computer SKILLS JUST TO ASSEMBLE WHAT'S UNDER THE TREE. THIS MICROCOMPUTER FROM LEGO AND M-I-T IS PROGRAMMABLE (nat mom and girl looking at it) ..HOW ABOUT THE INTERACTIVE POOH (nat store or cmxl)...ITS INSTRUCTIONS COME ON A C-D ROM. AND DONT FORGET ABOUT BILL GATES NEW BUSINESS PARTNER: AN AARDVARK NAMED ARTHUR.
( SOT:Sean McGowan/Gerard klauer mattison t5 115445) Companies have to

realize they re not just in the traditional toy business, they re in the business of entertaining kids and they re going to have to figure out what kids want.
(Tk6:) TRADITIONAL TOY SALES ARE FLAT THIS YEAR, BUT TECH TOYS ARE

BLOWING OFF THE SHELVES. SONY S PLAYSTATION DOMINATES THE VIDEO GAME SECTOR IN PART BECAUSE ITS APPEALS TO YOUNGER AND YOUNGER PLAYERS.
(Sot: Andrew House/SONY Playstation t1 104943) It s a matter of

thinking about design for little hands and bigger buttons.
(Nat the robot at FAO kids rapt interest t6 130430)
(TK7:) AND PARENTS STOMACH the higher PRICES because HI TECH toys are

more than childs play...
(SOT: Kerri: t3 10919) if he didnt know how to do it, once he gets into school, he s going to be lost.
(Nat Ari zooming one of his fire trucks around...)
(TK8:)TECH TOYS ARE HOT, BUT KIDS LIKE ARI STILL ENJOY THE THRILL OF A

GOOD OLD FASHIONED FIRE ENGINE. SO MAYBE SANTA SHOULDNT GO TOTALLY DIGITAL YET. RANDALL PINKSTON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


[S-Doll-Dedication]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-68; 1:07:06]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Salvation Army and a Roanoke County church are joining forces to doll-up some Christmas gifts for needy children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Winsdor Hills Methodist Church held a doll dedication during yesterday's morning service. The Salvation Army provides the church with plain dolls. Then church members make fancy clothes for the dolls and return them to the organization. Most of them are distributed to less fortunate youngsters.
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[SOT=02:57:31]
[IN Q=SOME OF THE]

((POLLY MCFARLANE/PROJECT COORDINATOR; SOME OF THE FANCIER DOLLS, IF YOU WILL, WILL BE AUCTIONED. THAT MONEY WILL BE USED TO PURCHASE MORE NAKED DOLLS TO SEND US NEXT YEAR. AND THE CYCLE BEGINS ALL OVER.))
[SUPER=01-Polly McFarlane/Project Coordinator;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=BEGINS ALL OVER.]
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[VO-NAT]

This is the 15th-year Windsor Hills Methodist has participated in the program. The church is one of several contributing to the project. Church members dressed more than 200-dolls this year. During the dedication ceremony, the dolls are blessed before being shipped out to their new homes.
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[S-Train-Ride]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-66; 50:23]
[GRAPHIC=none]


For more than five years a special train has carried state legislators and other guests to Virginia Tech games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The "Thouroughbred Express 1998" rolled through Virginia yesterday.
It was making a return trip to Norfolk after taking more than 100-people to Blacksburg on Friday.
The first state speaker of the House from Norfolk since 1792 helped organize the trip.
Tom Moss said it was all about having a good time.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=01:23:54]
[IN Q=THE PRESIDENT OF]

((TOM MOSS/VA. SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE; THE PRESIDENT OF THE RAILROAD ALONG WITH THE CONSENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AGREED THAT WHEN TECH PLAYED IN BLACKSBURG, SINCE IT IS IN DIRECT ROUTE FROM NORFOLK TO BLACKSBURG, THAT WE COULD TAKE A TRAIN UP THERE. WE PICKED UP PEOPLE IN PETERSBURG AND LYNCHBURG AND ROANOKE IF WE WANTED TO. SO IT'S JUST A GREAT TIME FOR ALL OF US TO GET TOGETHER AND ENJOY ONE ANOTHER.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Moss/Va. Speaker of the House;]
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The Express has been chugging up and down that route since 1992.
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In sports, a wild finish in New England, as the Patriots pick up a win AFTER time runs out.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Stranded holiday motorists had a welcome sight this weekend.
Specially equipped V-Dot trucks were cuising the highways helping folks whose cars broke down, ran out of gas or got a flat tire.
The Safety Patrol Program has been in operation on holiday weekends for six years now, but V-Dot hopes to extend it to other weekends.
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A weekend service was more than dress-up for the Windsor Hills Methodist Church and the Salvation Army.
For the past 15 years, the two have been teaming up for the holiday season.
The Salvation Army provides the plain dolls, church members clothe and return them to the organization.
The completed dolls were presented yesterday.
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The Thoroughbred Express rolled across Virginia yesterday.
For the past five years, the train has carried state legislators and other guests to Virginia Tech football games.


House Speaker and Norfolk-Delegate Tom Moss helped organize the Norfolk to Blacksburg trip.
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