[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

Two college campuses are mourning after tragic accidents.
Penn State University officials are trying to account for all of the students riding on four buses involved in a chain reaction crash.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And in Texas, there have been funerals for three of the 12 victims of the Texas A and M bonfire accident.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


After an unseasonably mild weekend, we'll keep the warming trend around for this Monday.
You can also expect a few widely scattered showers.
Today's forecast, plus a peek ahead at the holiday weekend, coming up.

[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[bus-accident]


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An autopsy is planned today for the Penn State student who died in yesterday's chain-reaction bus crash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kidder Township, PA;]


Four charter buses, carrying close to 300 students crashed on a foggy interstate.
A 23 year old student was killed along with one of the bus drivers.
At least 113 were injured.
At least seven remain hospitalized this morning.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((ANDREA LIGHT STUDENT: IT WAS AMAZING, I WAS SO SURPRISED HOW MUCH ALL THE COLLEGE KIDS PIULLED TOGETHER. I WAS SO SURPRISED. THEY RAN OFF THE BUS AND STARTED WRAPPING PEOPLE IN THEIR SHIRTS. WE ALL TOOK OFF OUR COATS AND PASSED THEM TO THE FRONT OF THE BUS. ))
[SUPER=01-Andrea Light/Penn State Student;]
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[VO-NAT]


The buses that crashed were among six returning from a shopping trip to New York City.
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[E-Car-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[GRAPHIC=Accident]


An accident closer to home last night sent two people to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It happened when the driver of this car swerved to miss a deer on Back Creek Circle in Roanoke County.
The driver ended up hitting a ditch and flipping the car on its side.
The passenger was thrown through the windshield but was not seriously hurt.
Both were taken Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[Vinton-Chief]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=Vinton PD Investigation]


Ricky Foutz says the letters and phone calls have been pouring in-- since he announced he was taking early retirement from the Vinton Police Department.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The decision came in the midst of a special grand jury investigation of the department.
Foutz says that kind of support means a lot to him -- especially since he believes he hasn't done anything criminal.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't feel]

(( I DON'T FEEL LIKE I'VE DONE ANYTHING WRONG. IF I HAD I WISH THEY'D PLEASE LET ME KNOW. LIKE I SAID IF I MADE A MISTAKE, I'LL ADMIT IT. BUT TO HAVE DONE ANYTHING INTENTIONALLY WRONG NO I HAVE NOT AND NOR DO I THINK LIEUTENANT BROWN HAS ))
[SUPER=01-Ricky Foutz/Former Vinton Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=Lt. Brown has.]
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[VO-NAT]


Foutz says even if it is proven he has done nothing wrong -- it would be almost impossible for him to return to the Vinton Police Department.
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[BONFIRE-MEMORIAL]


[ANCHOR=KIM]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The search for answers in last week's deadly bonfire accident at Texas A-and-M University continues.
Today, local, state and federal officials are meeting to plan their investigation strategy.
Twelve young people died when the four-story pyramid of logs collapsed.
They were remembered last night in a memorial service.
Jeremy Desel reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-College Station, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Osborne/Central Baptist Church; :07]
[SUPER=01-Melody Hadaway/Former Texas A&M Student; :22]
[SUPER=01-Tim Bethoy/Former Texas A&M Student; :37]
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/Texas Governor; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Allyson Watson/Mourner; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Jeremy Desel/Reporting; 1:27]
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In sports, the U-V-A men beat V-M-I on the court and highlights from around the N-F-L.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SUPER=01-Laura Hughes/Science Museum Shop;]
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[ANCHOR=melanie]
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A Lynchburg woman is still in critical condition after being shot outside a Lynchburg restaurant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


It happened around two A-M yesterday at Pisces Restaurant.
36 year old Tammy Smith of Lynchburg-- was shot in the head.
She was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital.
37 year old Bruce Johnson, also of Lynchburg, has been arrested in connection with the shooting.
He's charged with malicious wounding.
No word on a motive.
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[S-Drowning-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-53 12:11]
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Alcohol may have contributed to Saturday's drowning at Smith Mountain Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Saturday]


27 year old Scott Allen Carr of Roanoke drowned while fishing with a friend in the Glenville Creek Area of Franklin County.
Authorities say Carr fell overboard when his friend snagged a fishing lure and tipped the boat over, while trying to free the line.
Carr was underwater for about 30 minutes before dive teams found his body in 19- feet of water.
His friend was able to make it to safety.
Authorities say both men had been drinking, but they are continuing their investigation.
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[E-Santa-Express]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
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For more than 55- years the "Santa Train Express" has brought smiles and holiday cheer to generations of residents in parts of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dante]


Winding it's way down the Clinchfield railroad this weekend, the train brought tens of thousands of toys to children of Appalachia.
The Santa train passed through small towns like (Hay-sigh) Haysi, Elkhorn City Kentucky, and ultimately Kingsport Tennessee handing out presents to those less fortunate.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, doctors are encouraging more testing for Thyroid disease.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Did you know that there are about eight million people in America with thyroid disease? The big problem is that only about 4 million know it. That means there are 4 million Americans, mostly women, walking around feeling crummy, because they, or more importantly, their doctor did not think about thyroid disease as being to blame. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that's right around your Adam's apple. It's job, mainly too act as the main thermostat of the body. And when it doesn't work, many other organ systems don't work as well. Now the symptoms of thyroid disease can be subtle. Among other things, thyroid disease can make you tired, forgetful, make you gain or lose weight. It can also give you dry skin and cause changes in your menstrual cycle. So how do you check for thyroid disease? A simple blood test called a TSH. It stands for thyroid stimulating hormone. Experts say you should have this test routinely. Just like a cholesterol test, if you are over the age of fifty or if you have a family history of thyroid disease, or if you have any of the symptoms like we talked about. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))

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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


Authorities in Pennsylvania believe fog played a part in an early Sunday morning multi-bus crash.
It left one of the drivers and a Penn State student dead.
More than a hundred other people were injured.
The four buses were carrying more than two hundred and seventy five students home from a shopping trip in New York City.
Shortly after midnight three of the busses slammed into each other while the fourth hit a guard rail. Also involved in the wreck were a truck and two cars.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


In Texas, they're mourning the deaths of students killed in Thursday's bonfire collapse at A and M University.
Last night, nearly four thousand turned out for a memorial service to remember those killed in the tragedy.
Governor George W. Bush was among those attending.
He plans on visiting the accident site on Thursday, the day the bonfire was supposed to be lit.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And for the first time former Vinton Police Chief Ricky Foutz is speaking out about his recent resignation and the ongoing grand jury probe of the police department.
Foutz says he believes he and Lt. William Brown did nothing wrong.
Both were force to resign a little over a week ago by Vinton Town Council.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday November 22.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[penn-state]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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An autopsy is scheduled today on the Penn State University student killed in yesterday's chain reaction bus accident.
A bus driver was also killed.
Police say heavy fog contributed to the crash of four buses loaded with students returning from a day of shopping in New York City.
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[SUPER=03-Kidder Township, PA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andrea Light/Penn State Student; :06]
[SUPER=01-Chriss Grube/Pennsylvania State Police; :24]
[SUPER=01-Jeffery Koffman/Reporting; :57]
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[OUT Q=JK CBS NEWS NEW YORK.]

(( The six buses hit a wall of fog and then they started hitting each other.
(SOT - ANDREA LIGHT - STUDENT) IT WAS SCARY. THERE WERE A COUPLE OF PEOPLE WHO GOT ON OUR BUS WITH BLOOD ALL OVER THE

IR FACES. IT WAS VERY SCARY.
(NARR) It had been a convoy of buses carrying close to three hundred students home from a day-long outing to New York C

ity. The first and last buses were able to pull of the road... the others weren't so lucky.
(SOT -Chriss Grube, Pennsylvania State Police 52:08) A third bus came in and struck the left rear of the second bus w

ho continued on and struck the left rear of the first bus. The fourth bus came in , struck the rear of the third bus, a passenger car came in and struck the rear of the second bus.
(NARR) One bus driver and one student were killed, more than a hundred other were injured.
(SOT - ANDREA LIGHT STUDENT) IT WAS AMAZING, I WAS SO SURPRISED HOW MUCH ALL THE COLLEGE KIDS PULLED TOGETHER. I WAS SO

SURPRISED. THEY RAN OFF THE BUS AND STARTED WRAPPING PEOPLE IN THEIR SHIRTS. WE ALL TOOK OFF OUR COATS AND PASSED THEM TO THE FRONT OF THE BUS.
(NARR)

For anxious parents it was a long morning before they could be reunited with their kids back on campus. JK CBS NEWS NEW YORK))

[2-E-Car-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-37 1:53:09]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A Roanoke County accident sent two people to the hospital last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It happened when the driver of this car swerved to miss a deer on Back Creek Circle in Roanoke County.
The driver ended up hitting a ditch and flipping the car on its side.
The passenger was thrown through the windshield but was not seriously hurt.
Both were taken Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[Roanoke-Census]


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


Roanoke is shrinking.
The latest census estimates indicate that Roanoke lost population over the past decade while several counties around it saw double-digit growth.
The big gainers were Bedford, Botetourt and Franklin counties.
The population grew only two percent in Roanoke County.
But the city's population has dropped by more than three-thousand since the 1990 census.

[E-Foutz]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-45 48:16]
[GRAPHIC=Vinton PD Investigation.]

[****ANCHOR TAG****]
He stepped down a little more than a week ago amid a special grand jury investigation of the police department.
Now former Vinton Police Chief Ricky Foutz is speaking out.
As Joy Sutton reports.
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[SUPER=01-Ricky Foutz/Former Vinton Police Chief; :14]
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[nat sound 10:36]
[IN Q=there's four]

((NAT SOUND: THERE'S FOUR AND FIVE EVERYDAY))
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Ricky Foutz says the letters and phone calls have been pouring in-- since he announced he was taking early retirement in the midst of special grand jury investigation.
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[IN Q=It's just ]

((IT'S JUST PEOPLE LETTING ME KNOW THAT THEY'RE SUPPORTING ME AND IT REALLY FEELS GOOD))
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And Foutz says that kind of support means a lot to him -- especially since he believes he hasn't done anything criminal.
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[SOT 4:37]
[IN Q=I don't feel like ]

(( I DON'T FEEL LIKE I'VE DONE ANYTHING WRONG. IF I HAD I WISH THEY'D PLEASE LET ME KNOW. LIKE I SAID IF I MADE A MISTAKE, I'LL ADMIT IT. BUT TO HAVE DONE ANYTHING INTENTIONALLY WRONG NO I HAVE NOT AND NOR DO I THINK LIEUTENANT BROWN HAS ))
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[OUT Q=brown has]


Foutz says he was given few options other than to retire -- saying, at this point, he hasn't even been briefed on all of the allegations.
Vinton Town Council convinced Foutz and Lieutenant William Brown Junior, to quit -- and that has upset many town residents -- who made their views known at the last town council meeting .
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[ nat sound vinton council #2 1:33:27]
[IN Q=Why was any]

((NAT SOUND: WHY WAS ANY ACTION TAKEN BEFORE THE STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION WAS FINISHED.))
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[OUT Q=was finished]


Some town residents have even protested outside town hall -- saying they want Foutz back in office.
But Foutz says even if it is proven he has done nothing wrong -- it would be almost impossible for him to return to the Vinton Police Department.
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[SOT 6:54]
[IN Q=Just the way things]

((JUST THE WAY THINGS HAVE DEVELOPED AND THE WAY THINGS HAVE GONE. YOU HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY BUT IF YOU DON'T HAVE EVERYONE'S SUPPORT AND TRUST YOU CAN'T SURVIVE IN THAT POSITION))
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In fact, Foutz says he will NOT be looking for a job in law enforcement.
As far as the investigation, officials say it may be next year before its complete. Joy Sutton News 7.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


One aspect of the investigation-- deals with allegations of missing evidence.
Foutz says most of it has been located.
He also acknowledges there may have been some procedural problems but says the department had been working to correct that.

[Texas-Bonfire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Officials are trying to piece together what led to last weeks bonfire accident that killed 12 young people on the campus of Texas A and M University.
Local, state and federal officials are meeting today to plan the strategy for their investigation.
The University's president will also convene a special commission.
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=03-College Station, TX;]

[3:05:07]
Meanwhile, three of those killed in the accident were buried over the weekend.
And thousands attended church services honoring the victims throughout the state.
Texas Governor George W. Bush was among those who attended a memorial service near the campus last night.
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[IN=In our state of Texas it always seems like the worst...]

((GEORGE BUSH: IN OUR STATE OF TEXAS IT ALWAYS SEEMS LIKE THE WORST OF TRAGEDIES BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Gov. George W. Bush/(R) Texas;]
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[OUT=brings out the best in people.]
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[VO-NAT]


At least four more funerals are scheduled today.
Six of the injured remain hospitalized, two in critical condition.
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[Virginia-Profile]


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[WRITER=equ]
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After six months of renovations, the Gilmores are ready to move back into the 187-year old governor's mansion.
Ellen Qualls takes us on a tour with First Lady Roxane Gilmore.
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[IN Q=And this]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Thursday; :03 ]
[SUPER=01-Roxane Gilmore/First Lady of Virginia; :14 ]
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((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.))

[2-E-Santa-Express]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A decades old tradition rolled through parts of Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, bringing smiles and holiday cheer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dante]


Winding it's way down the Clinchfield railroad this weekend, the "Santa Train Express" brought tens of thousands of toys to children of Appalachia.
The Santa train passed through small towns like (Hay-sigh) Haysi, Elkhorn City Kentucky, and ultimately Kingsport Tennessee handing out presents to those less fortunate.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Bobby Labonte wins the NAPA 500.
Roy Stanley has the racing highlights.
Good Morning Roy.
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[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=great day everybody]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The latest census estimates indicate that Roanoke lost population over the past decade while several counties around the city saw double-digit growth.
The big gainers were Bedford, Botetourt and Franklin counties.
The population grew only two percent in adjacent Roanoke County.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Ricky Foutz says the letters and phone calls have been pouring in-- since he announced he was taking early retirement from the Vinton Police Department.
The decision came in the midst of a special grand jury investigation of the department.
Foutz says that kind of support means a lot to him -- especially since he believes he hasn't done anything criminal.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Santa Train Express made another run this weekend.
For more than 55- years the train has brought smiles and holiday cheer to generations of residents in parts of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee.
Winding it's way down the Clinchfield railroad, the train brought tens of thousands of toys to children of Appalachia.
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