[11Drowning]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-53 10:46]
[GRAPHIC=drowning]


A Roanoke man drowned at Smith Mountain Lake after the boat he was in tipped over. It happened around two- 15 yesterday in the Glenville Creek area of Smith Mountain Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Authorities say the man who died was 27 year old Scott Allen Carr of Roanoke.
Apparently Carr and a friend were fishing and the boat tipped over when one of the men tried to free a line that had become tangled.
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[SOT 8:54:15]
[IN Q=One of ]

((DAVID CUSHMAN: ONE OF THE SUBJECTS LOST HIS BALANCE TIPPING THE BOAT OVER HE WAS ABLE TO SWIM BACK TO SHORE, HIS COMPANION ON THE BOAT FELL OVER BOARD WAS NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT BACK TO EITHER THE BOAT, A LIFEJACKET, OR SHORE AND SUBSEQUENTLY DROWNED.))
[SUPER=01-David Cushman/Va. Game and Inland Fisheries]
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[OUT Q=drowned.]
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[VO-NAT]


Witnesses at the scene tried to help the man who made it to shore.
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[SOT 4:28:42]
[INQ=]

((ROGER KENT: HE SAID HIS BUDDY WAS IN THE WATER WE COULDN'T SEE ANYBODY ELSE IN THE WATER SO HE GOT ON THE BOW OF OUR BOAT AND WE CALLED 911.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Kent/Witness]
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[OUTQ=CALLED 911]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials say the water temperature this time of year is around 60 degrees and could have contributed to his death.

It took diving teams less then 5 minutes to locate Carr.
The other man was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and later released. Investigators say alcohol MAY have been a factor.
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[Egypt-Air]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=EgyptAir Investigation]


Egyptian airline pilots are welcoming a statement by U-S investigators casting doubt on speculation that a co-pilot on Flight 990 downed the plane intentionally.
Alan Pizzey reports few people in Egypt believed that scenario.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kareem El-Batouti/Son; :28]
[super=01-Walid El-Batouti/Nephew; :55]
[SUPER=01-Nabil Osman/Government Spokesperson; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Alan Pizzey/Reporting; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=CAIRO]

((�NARR3/4 The American investigators may regret the leaks...but as far as the Egyptian public is concerned...the damage has been done. Virtually no one here believes the suicidal co-pilot theory...and his family has gone on a counter offensive.
To discount rumors Gameel el-Batouti may have been after insurance money...the faily took cameras on a tour of his country assets. THIS was to be the co-pilot's retirement home...a two story villa outside Cairo.

�NAT SOT3/4 ..IN ARABIC, �KAREEM EL-BATOUTI, SON3/4



�SOT3/4 "NOW YOU'VE SEEN HIS CHILDREN, HIS HOMES, THERE'S NOTHING ELSE

YOU CAN SAY ABOUT GAMEEL EL-BATOUTI"..HIS SON KAREEM SAYS..."IN SHORT, THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH HIM."
�PRAYERS3/4
�NARR3/4 What has rankled most here is the suggestion by investigators that el-batouti's apparent uttering of a prayer that is used a hundred times a day by Moslems means he was about to crash the plane. Much of the blame is being laid on the foreign press.

�SOT/ walid el-batouti/ Nephew3/4

"IF THE INVESTIGATION FINISH AND THEY SAY GAMEEL BATOUTI WAS A VERY GOOD MAN, DID NOT DO IT. WHO , IS ANYBODY FROM YOU GOING TO COME BACK TO HELP US TO GO AND GET OUR DIGNITY BACK?
�NARR3/4 And in that they have the backing of the Egyptian government.

�SOT / NABIL OSMAN, GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN3/4

"THE MEDIA I FEEL IS NOT GIVING EVERYONE TIME TO REFLECT, TO INVESTIGATE WITHOUT ANY PRESSURE."
�NARR3/4 Egyptians are deeply proud of their history and culture...and many feel they are being taken for granted by the west.
�ON CAM3/4 "EVEN THOUGH THE EGYPTIAN OFFICIALS ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE INVESTIGATION...THERE REMAINS A WIDESPREAD BELIEF THAT IF THE RESULTS DON'T SUIT U.S. POLICY...THE WHOLE TRUTH MAY NEVER BE KNOWN. ALAN PIZZEY, CBS NEWS, CAIRO."> ))

[11Thanksgiving]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving]


Your Thanksgiving dinner this year could cost more thanks to Hurricane Floyd. The fall storm killed an estimated 800-thousand turkeys in eastern North Carolina--that's causing prices to be pushed up an average 52 cents for a 16 pound turkey. That means you could pay around 14 dollars and 23 cents for that size bird. But don't blame it all on the bird. The wholesale price of turkey has actually dropped a bit since July, and grocery stores often sell the birds for less than the wholesale price as a gimmick.




[11XMAS-Parade]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-56 :10]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Santa Claus was in Roanoke early this year helping people get in the holiday spirit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Dozens of people marched in the Grandin Christmas Parade yesterday -- including Santa Claus --who traveled all the way from the north pole to take part in Roanoke's first Holiday parade this year. [nat sound patrick henry band] ((nat sound Patrick Henry band))
[RUNS=05]


The Patrick Henry High School band played a holiday jingle in the parade-- while kids from neighboring schools dressed-up as Noah and the animals on Noah's ark.
And although there wasn't any snow on the ground -- Christmas fever was in the air.
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[Tech]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=VT Football]


Just one more game stands between the Virginia Tech Hokies and date with Florida State for the National Championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA;]


Tech blasted Temple yesterday 62 to seven to clinch at least co-ownership of the Big East title.
Redshirt Freshman quarterback Michael Vick ran for a season high 134 yards and two touchdowns and threw two more TD's as the Hokies moved within one game of a perfect regular season.
Boston College is Tech's only obstacle to a Sugar Bowl berth.
Roy Stanley will have highlights and interviews later in the newscast.
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[Health-Week]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=Health Week]
[GRAPHIC=Health Week]


The future of medicine will be discovered in the Roanoke Valley and an ingredient in some baby powders has a hidden health risk. Tonya Flory has more in this week's health check report.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Robertson/Carilion Health System; :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :26]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Edward Hancock/Lynchburg Health Department; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=Health Check]
(([TAPE#=599-17 46:04]

Presidents from Carilion Health System, Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia announced this week the joint creation of a Biomedical Institute. In the not so distant future robots could be providing home health care for the elderly. And the creation of that futuristic technology will be developed in the Roanoke Valley.
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[SOT tc 01:31:31]
[IN Q=There are several]

((TOM ROBERTSON/PRESIDENT CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM: THERE ARE SEVERAL SITES UNDER CONSIDERATION AND WE WILL BE MAKING A DECISION ON THAT PROBABLY IN THE NEXT 90 TO 120 DAYS.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=90 to 120 days.]
[TAPE#=599-14 53:23]

And for the next three to six months Roanoke County Health Department workers will be using a vacant school to see patients. Roland E-Cook Elementary school will serve as a short-term health department until repairs are complete on the roof of the office on Pollard Street. The roof partially collapsed Monday when workers were installing a new air conditioning unit.
[TAPE#=599-16 41:30]

And a California environmental group wants warning labels on medicated baby powder and a Lynchburg doctor agrees. The Center for Environmental Health in Oakland, California says the medicated brands could cause lead poisoning. Doctor Edward Hancock says parents need to read the labels.
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[SOT tc 00:02:40]
[IN Q=If somebody]

((DR. EDWARD HANCOCK/LYNCHBURG HEALTH DEPARTMENT: IF SOMEBODY SAID SHOULD I PURCHASE I WOULD SAY, BE SURE IF YOU CAN NOT TO GET IT WITH THE LEAD IN IT, I CAN'T TELL YOU ABOUT ALL OF THEM, BUT I DO KNOW THAT YOU SHOULD NOT BUY SOME THAT SAY MEDICATED.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=say medicated]

The pharmaceutical companies say their products are not harmful.
Johnson and Johnson's says the Food and Drug Administration has concluded that zinc oxide is safe for use on babies with diaper rash. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check. )) [Go straight to bump]

[Reel-Open]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Reel Open]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Newsreel]



The Tech-Temple football game has decided the Big East Championship in the past.
In 1995, the Hokies beat the Owls, clinching their first ever conference title.
We take a look back in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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[Newsreel]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=newsreel]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Hokies]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/November 11, 1995;]
[SUPER=01-Jim Baron/Tech Defensive Tackle; :28]
[super=03-Blacksburg/December 3, 1995; :38]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :52]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Zatarain/Sugar Bowl Representative; 1:02]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/December 31, 1995; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Still/'95 Sugar Bowl MVP; 1:38]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Semones/After '95 Sugar Bowl; 1:46]
[RUNS=2:11]
[OUT Q=that's Virginia Newsreel]


(( The Hokies were looking for their eighth straight win when they traveled to Washington, for a meeting with Temple at RFK.
A win would clinch Tech's first ever Big East Championship.
The Owls would take an early lead, but Jim Druckenmiller would hook up with Bryan Still on several occasions.
And the Hokie defense would create turnover after turnover to seal the 38-to-16 win over Temple.
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A victory over UVA capped off the regular season and with the big East Title in hand the Hokies then waited to see if they'd be getting a little sugar for New Year's.
The whole team watched as coach Frank Beamer accepted the invitation to New Orleans.
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The tradition steeped Texas Longhorns met Virginia Tech in the 1995 Sugar Bowl.
Again the Hokies would start slow, but Bryan Still would ignite Tech with this return for a touchdown.
Still earned MVP honors in the Hokies' 28-10 slaughter of the Longhorns.
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Tech finished '95 at 10 and two and followed that stellar season with accomplishments in '96 that included another 10 and two record, Big East Co-Champions and an Orange Bowl appearance.
And that's Virginia Newsreel.))


[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-49 tc 1:00:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Area young people will benefit from the fleet feet of a record number of runners in yesterday's Star City Half Marathon and 5K.
The Hidden Valley Fast Track and YMCA Youth programs will receive part of the proceeds from the event.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]


225 runners participated in the 5K and 500 ran the Half Marathon. Each year when the Star City Striders are organizing the event they choose local causes to help.
The Hidden Valley Fast Track is one of this year's beneficiaries.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They've made]
[SUPER=01-Chris Miller/Star City Striders;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=project there]
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[VO-NAT]


Volunteers from the YMCA and Hidden Valley helped at water stations and directed traffic.
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[School-shooting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


The 13 year old victim of Friday's school shooting has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Deming, NM;]


Araceli Tena (a-ra-SEHL'-ee TEH'-na) died yesterday of a gun shot wound to the head.
Police say 13 year old Victor Cordova Junior allegedly shot her with a .22 caliber handgun as she stood in the hall of Deming Middle School.
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[SOT 5:31:54]
[IN Q=I feel]
[SUPER=01-Angela Sanchez/Classmate;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=should have happened to her]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators said they were still trying to determine a motive for the shooting at the only middle school in this farming and ranching town of 15,000.
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[Bonfire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Two more services will be held today for victims of last week's bonfire tragedy at Texas A-and-M.
And a prayer vigil is scheduled for tonight.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-College Station, TX;]


Yesterday, nearly one-thousand people gathered for the funeral of 19-year-old Nathan Scott West.
The woodpile collapse killed 12 young people.
West's parents say he died doing what he wanted to do most.
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[SOT 5:37:36]
[IN Q=we must not]

((WE MUST NOT REACT TO THIS TRAGEDY BY DESTROYING THE TRADITION THAT SCOTT LOVED. EVERY FUTURE BONFIRE WILL BE GUIDED BY THE SPIRIT OF THE BONDFIRE 12. AS THE FLAMES REACH TO THE HEAVENS, 12 AGGIES WILL BE UNITED BY THE SPIRIT OF AGGIELAND.))
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[OUT Q=Aggie Land]
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[vo-nat]
A-and-M students have been keeping a constant presence at a hospital caring for those injured in the accident. The mother of one of the two victims still in critical condition says the support has been wonderful.
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[11Eastman-Conference]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-51 9:47]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Eastman Curtis is known nationwide for his youth outreach ministries.
He spent the weekend in Pulaski County spreading his message of salvation to the youth.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At first glance]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;:00]
[SUPER=01-Eastman Curtis/Minister;:34]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:09]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=n7 Pulaski Co.]


(([ nat sound 1:07:12] ((nat sound of band))
[RUNS= 5]


At first glance this looks like a rock concert -- but it's actually a religious youth convention in Dublin.
And at the center of it all is Eastman Curtis -- better know as the E-man.
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[nat sound 1:10:22]
[IN Q=March into the devils playground]

((NAT SOUND OF CURTIS: MARCH INTO THE DEVILS PLAYGROUND AND LIFT UP THE NAME OF JESUS))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=name of jesus]


Curtis is known nationwide for his youth outreach ministries -- bringing thousands of youth every year to God.
He says his life experiences -- have given him a desire to help the youth.
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[SOT 1:05:52]
[IN Q=I tried to quit]

((EASTMAN CURTIS: I TRIED OT QUIT SMOKING DOPE. I TRIED TO BE GOOD. BUT IT WAS THROUGH JESUS THAT MY LIFE WAS RADICALLY CHANGED))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUT Q=radically changed]


Hundreds of youth from across Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia came out to hear Curtis' message.
And many youth say it's been a life altering experience.
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[SOT1:27:05]
[IN Q=I'm going ]

((TIFFANY GOLDSTON: I'M GOING TO STOP DOING BAD THINGS))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=bad things]
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[SOT 1:24:15]
[IN Q=I've learned]

((THOMAS O'NEAL: I'VE LEARNED THAT JESUS HAS A LOT OF LOVE FOR ME.))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=for me]
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[nat sound 1:16:06] ((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC:I'M NOT ASHAMED TO LIFT YOUR NAME))
[RUNS= 5]


This conference was sponsored by Straight Street of the New River Valley and several local churches.
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[SOT1:22:24]
[IN Q=And as these youth]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: AND AS THESE YOUTH GO BACK INTO THEIR SCHOOLS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES ORGANIZERS OF THIS CONFERENCE HOPE THAT THEY WILL SPREAD THE MESSAGE: THAT YOU CAN OVERCOME ANY OBSTACLE IN LIFE THROUGH A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7, PULASKI COUNTY.))
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[OUT Q=pulaski county] ))



















[11New-Playground]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-52 7:03]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Students at Glenvar Elementary in Roanoke County have not had a playground for more than a year, but that's about to change. Thanks to donations from the community, the kids will soon have something to climb on.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Parents and employees at General Electric volunteered their time yesterday to install the new playground.
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[SOT1:31:37]
[IN Q=The playground]

((MATT GART/PTA PARENT: WE TOOK A PRE DESIGNED PLAYGROUND AND MODIFIED IT FOR OUR USES AND WE FEEL LIKE ITS GOING TO BE A GOOD PLAYGROUND FOR THE KIDS TO HELP THEM DEVELOP THEIR STRENGTH, COORDINATION))
[SUPER=01-Matt Gart/PTA Parent]
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[OUT Q=strength, coordination]
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[VO-NAT]


The playground is designed to hold 80 kids-- and will include a catwalk, overhead ladder, and several slides.
It should be ready for the kids sometime during the first week of December.
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[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Profile]
[GRAPHIC=VA Profiles]


It's moving weekend for Virginia's First Family.
The Gilmores are moving back into the Executive Mansion in Richmond's Capitol Square -- as a 7-point-2 million dollar renovation wraps up.
A tour with First Lady Roxane Gilmore is this week's Virginia Profile.
Ellen Qualls has the story.

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[Virginia-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=WeekendAM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=Va-Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


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[IN Q=And this]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Thursday; :03 ]
[SUPER=01-Roxane Gilmore/First Lady of Virginia; :14 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:20]
[RUNS=2:07]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]



(([NAT SOT 11:12:42 ]

((ROXANE GILMORE/FIRST LADY OF VIRGINIA: AND THIS FLOOR IS REALLY SLIPPERY UP HERE.)) [RUNS:02]
The oldest continuously occupied executive residence in America is all shiny and new again.
And for history professor and First Lady Roxane Gilmore -- it's not just home... it's almost a hobby.
[SOT 10:26:51]

((ALL OF THE REPORTS AND THE HISTORIES OF THE MANSION SAY THAT THERE WERE SKYLIGHTS. BUT AS WE DID A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OF THE ROOFING AND FOUND THAT ALL OF THE BEAMS, ALL OF THE TIMBERS THERE ARE ORIGINAL, AND THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE AT ALL OF SKYLIGHTS. SO WE WERE NOT ABLE TO RETURN WHAT WAS NOT THERE.)) [RUNS:17]
But they did find original gray paint.
So that's back.
[SOT 10:40:42 ]

((THE FLOOR COVERINGS IN THE TWO PARLORS ARE WHAT YOU CALL BRUSSELS CARPETS. WE KNOW FROM RECEIPTS THAT WE HAVE FROM THE MANSION THAT THE HOUSE ORIGINALLY HAD BRUSSELS CARPETS.)) [RUNS:12]
So Mrs. Gilmore picked a pattern from the period.
Some of the changes in the First Family's private apartments upstairs are for practicality.
[SOT 11:23:41 ]

((THE ONLY TO GET HERE WAS THROUGH THE GOVERNOR'S DRESSING ROOM OR THROUGH THE BEDROOM. SO IT MADE IT PRETTY HARD TO USE. I DO THINK GOVERNOR ALLEN USED IT AS AN OFFICE, BUT IT MEANT THAT PEOPLE WHO VISITED HIM HERE HAD TO GO THROUGH HIS PRIVATE SPACE.)) [RUNS:14]
But some of the changes are for fun.
The Governor's 12-year old son Ashton picked his bedroom color.
Mom and Dad drew the line at an orange ceiling.
[SOT STANDUP 11:43:48]

((IT'S A SMART HOUSE NOW COMPLETE WITH COMPUTER AND TV WIRING IN THE WALLS, A FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM THAT NEVER EXISTED, AND A NOD TO CONVENIENCE AND CLEANLINESS: GAS LOGS IN THE FIREPLACE.)) [RUNS:12]
[SOT 10:32:27 ]

((I THINK THE SYSTEMS WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE WILL LAST FOR MANY YEARS TO COME... VISITORS THAT COME INTO THE COMMONWEALTH.)) [RUNS:17 ]
Barring Y2K foul-ups, the public's invited to check it all out on New Year's Day, in a grand open house.
[SOT 11:13:31]

((WE WANT EVERYBODY AS WE START A NEW YEAR TO FEEL WELCOME. IT'S AFTER ALL REALLY THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE.)) [RUNS:07]
But this week it's private, when the Gilmores try out the shiny new high-tech kitchen for the first time for a family Thanksgiving.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[SPORTS-EXTRA]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=SUN AM]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=FFE-14 10:21]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


George Miller coached his final game Friday night in William Fleming's loss to Culpepper.
Over the years his presence has commanded both respect and excellence from his players and students alike.
But there's another man on the Fleming staff who puts the game in perspective for all involved.
Steve Mason introduces us to the Reverend Charles Roberts.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Keith Smith/Fleming Defensive Coordinator; :12]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Charles Roberts/Fleming Team Spiritual Leader; :31]
[SUPER=01-George "Kila" Miller/Fleming Head Coach; :45]
[SUPER=01-Roland Lovelace/Fleming Assistant Coach; 1:25]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Patrick Henry vs. Wm. Fleming; 1:49]
[SUPER=01-Charles Corner/Fleming Defensive End; 1:57]
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((He was a star defensive end at Bluefield State, but football is not the main reason Reverend Charles Roberts has become an important part of William Fleming football. ((KEITH SMITH/FLEMING DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR:))
Former Colonels coach Shirley Stuart first befriended him at St. Paul United Methodist Church where Roberts is the Reverend. He came to Fleming games and last year started coming to practices as well. ((REV:))
Every now and then the coaches would swear, so to rid them of the occasional habit, Roberts gave each coach, JV and varsity a Colonel blue hat inscribed with "Excuse me rev", the phrase that now replaces a slip of the tongue. ((MILLER:))
The coaches have answered the call and even developed a competitiveness amongst themselves to see who can slip up the least. ((MILLER:)) ((ROLAND:)) ((REV:))
While humor is a big part of the excuse me rev philosophy, there is a serious side. The Fleming coaches, who have always been excellent role models, are even better. The reverend has been on the sideline at games and in the corner of those players that lost six family members this season alone. ((CORNER:)) ((REV:))
The Colonels appreciation is evident on the wall of reverend Roberts office. The several plaques commend him for being the team's spiritual leader. His presence has done so much more than help the coaches, he has strengthened a family.))

[Kicker]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Here's one turkey that doesn't plan on making it to Thanksgiving dinner because he'll be on the golf course.

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[VO-NAT 6:04:59]
[SUPER=03-Gaston Co., NC]


This turkey has a peculiar taste for golf balls. So much so-- he daringly walks about in the open -- looking for balls-- in this case, an unattended golf cart.
As some golfers will attest...he doesn't even hesitate to challenge them for the golf ball.
He's chased some players away from the balls just to scratch around them. [DENISE AND ANDREW GOODBYE]
[Hold VO FOR CLOSING COVER]
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