[7-E-NS-CSX]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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Norfolk Southern and C-S-X are facing major growing pains -
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[99-29 48:07]
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after several big-time customers say the Conrail split left them stranded with bad service.
Toyota, Ford, and General Motors told a Detroit newspaper that tens of thousands of new cars and trucks haven't been shipped to dealers... since the split.
And Dow Chemical has several stranded railcars full of plastic pellets.
Spokesmen for N-S and C-S-X acknowledge there's a problem - and they're trying to work through it.
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[anchor=Kimberly]
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In August U-P-S pulled half its business from the companies because of late deliveries.

[7-E-81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A one-year-old boy remains in critical condition after an accident on Interstate 81 yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Lifeguard 10 flew the little boy to the hospital. Troopers say his grandmother was driving near Arcadia, going slower than the speed limit. A tractor trailer driver came up behind her, slammed on the brakes and cut to the right to avoid the car, but jackknifed. The tractor trailer driver is from Texas and has been charged with reckless driving. Neither the little boy's grandmother nor his mother were hurt-- that family is from Newport News.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Wednesday]


A school bus driver's condition has been downgraded after a crash that sent more than a dozen people - most of them elementary-school students - to the hospital Wednesday morning.
Ferris Booth reportedly blacked out at the wheel before careening into a tree.
He was in stable condition, but is now listed in critical condition.
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[7-Liberia]


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They fled their native country amidst a civil war. Now, a Liberian family is saying thank you this holiday season.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Amos Etilo and his family of 12 spent their first Thanksgiving in America yesterday. They fled the African country of Liberia during the civil war, when rebels beheaded their mother.
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[SOT 18:13:09]
[IN Q=They kill]

((THEY KILL MY STEPMOTHER ALONG WITH MY GRANDFATHER, MY GRANDMOTHER AND MY TWO BROTHERS. THEY KILLED THEM IN THE PRESENCE OF US.))
[SUPER=01-Augustine Etilo/Refugee;]
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[OUT Q=presence of us]
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Amos Etilos works at the Hotel Roanoke to support his family. He wants his children to go to school in Roanoke and become American citizens.
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[7-E-Chef]


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[TAPE#=99-43 1:06:50]
[GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving]


Resort style cooking came to the Roanoke Rescue Mission this Thanksgiving.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Chef Ronnie Blankenship of the Homestead whipped up dinner at the shelter -- turning 30 turkeys and 240 potatoes into a gourmet meal.
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[SOT 11:51:06]
[IN Q=I'm looking]

((ESPECIALLY THE GIMLET GRAVY ... THANKSGIVING DINNER.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Blankenship/Chef;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=Thanksgiving dinner]
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Blankenship and his kitchen crew are all volunteers.
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[SOT 12:01:59]
[IN Q=I'm looking really forward]

((I'M LOOKING REALLY FORWARD TO IT ... KNOW HOW IT GOES.))
[SUPER=01-Oscar James/Resident;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=how it goes]
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About 200 residents enjoyed the meal.
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Here now is a look at your Friday forecast...
Expect a rainy day, with possible thunderstorms.
High temperatures 60 to 65.
Tonight, mostly cloudy with lingering showers.
Lows in the 40s.


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[45-Indian-Thanksgiving]


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[TAPE#=99-49 17:32]
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Thanksgiving is a season of gratitude and counting blessings, but some Native Americans say the true story behind the holiday is painful.
Joy Sutton reports on how they say the true story has been overshadowed with lies.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For Janet Stone]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Janet Stone; 11]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=side of the story]


((For Janet Stone the Thanksgiving Holiday brings back painful child hood memories.
Of a time when she say she was forced to deny her Cherokee Indian Heritage.
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[SOT 11:26:30]
[IN Q=Every year they]

((EVERY YEAR THEY HAVE THE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FESTIVALS, AND THE CLASS PLAYS. I WOULD HAVE TO BE A PILGRIM. WHAT YOU GOING TO DO, I CAN'T TELL THE TEACHER I'M NOT DOING THIS. I WOULD HAVE TO BE A PART OF THIS FARCE OF A STORY))
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[OUT Q=farce of a story]


Stone says the stories she learned about the first Thanksgiving from her parents painted a very different picture from the stories in the school history books.
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[SOT 11:25:23]
[IN Q=The indians were]

((THE INDIANS WERE TRYING TO HELP THE SETTLERS SURVIVE AND WHEN THE FIRST THANKSGIVING CAME AROUND THE SETTLER SHOWED THE INDIANS THEIR AMMUNITION. IT'S LIKE HERE IS WHAT WE CAN DO TO YA'LL AND WE'RE GOING TO STAY HERE. YOU GUYS ARE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO MOVE AND GET OUT OF THE WAY AND IF YOU DON'T WE'RE GOING TO KILL))
[RUNS= 18]
[OUT Q=to kill you]


Stone says she is not against a national day of Thanksgiving -- but against what she says are lies that have been passed down.
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[SOT 11:41:54]
[IN Q=It's been made]

((IT'S BEEN MADE INTO A RACE ISSUE BECAUSE OF THE LIES, BECAUSE OF THE MISLEADING INFORMATION THAT'S EVEN TAUGHT IN THE SCHOOLS.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=the schools.]


Stone says her mission is to spread that truth -- by going into the schools and giving students a different perspective -- what she calls the American Indian side of the story. Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke))

[45-E-NS-CSX]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-38 1:22:09]
[GRAPHIC=NS Growing Pains]


Norfolk Southern and C-S-X are nursing black eyes.
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[99-29 48:07]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Several big-time customers say the Conrail split left them stranded with bad service.
Toyota, Ford, and General Motors told a Detroit newspaper that tens of thousands of new cars and trucks haven't been shipped to dealers... since the split.
And Dow Chemical has several stranded railcars full of plastic pellets.
Spokesmen for N-S and C-S-X acknowledge there's a problem - and they're trying to work through it.
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[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=HOLD]


In August U-P-S pulled half its business from the companies because of late deliveries.

[45-E-81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-42 1:15:45]
[GRAPHIC=81-Accident]

An accident on Interstate 81 sent a one-year-old boy to the hospital yesterday. He is now in critical condition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Lifeguard 10 flew the little boy to the hospital. Troopers say his grandmother was driving near Arcadia, going slower than the speed limit. A tractor trailer driver came up behind her, slammed on the brakes and cut to the right to avoid the car, but jackknifed. The tractor trailer driver is from Texas and has been charged with reckless driving. Neither the little boy's grandmother nor his mother were hurt-- that family is from Newport News.
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[45Weather]


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Taking a moment now to check the forecast...
Rain likely throughout the day, along with the possibility of thunderstorms.
Highs in the low to mid 60s.
Showers lingering tonight, with lows of 40 to 45.
The five day forecast stays rather mild...


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[8-E-Refugees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-44 1:02:24]
[GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving]


Yesterday was the first Thanksgiving for a Liberian family now living in Roanoke.
And after witnessing the civil war murders of their relatives, the (eh-TILL-oh) Eltilo family is grateful just to be on American soil.
Tina Tenret reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Twelve refugees]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Augustine Etilo/Refugee; :14]
[SUPER=01-Amos Etilo/Refugee; :26]
[SUPER=@Tina2; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

((Twelve refugees share this Roanoke home. They fled Liberia in the midst of a civil war. Augustine Etilo remembers rebels killed his two brothers, grandparents, and stepmother -- as his family watched.
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[SOT 18:12:42]
[IN Q=They beheaded her]

((THEY BEHEADED HER. I MEAN CUT HER NECK AND GAVE HER HEAD TO MY DAD TO TOW, WHICH OF COURSE EVERYBODY COULD NOT STAND.))
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[OUT Q=COULD NOT STAND]
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[SOT 18:04:07]
[IN Q=WE TREKKED]

((WE TREKKED THROUGH THE BUSH FOR MANY MANY WEEKS. WE FINALLY GOT OUT. ))
[RUNS= :03]
[OUT Q=GOT OUT]

Amos Etilo brought his family here in May with only the clothes they were wearing. Now he works at the Hotel Roanoke to support them. Ask him the meaning of Thanksgiving.
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[SOT 18:06:21]
[IN Q=It's very special to us]

((IT'S VERY SPECIAL TO US RIGHT HERE BECAUSE CONSIDERING ALL THAT WE'VE BEEN THROUGH, WE MUST GIVE THANKS TO GOD ALMIGHTY FOR BRINGING US HERE TO THE FREE LAND OF LIBERTY.))
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=OF LIBERTY]

The Etilos say people throughout Roanoke have helped them with everything from medical shots to getting a driver's license.
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[SOT 18:06:46]
[IN Q=I and my family]

((I AND MY FAMILY WANT TO RESIDE HERE PERMANENTLY. I WANT TO SEE MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN GROW UP HERE, GO TO SCHOOL HERE AND BECOME AMERICAN CITIZENS.))
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[OUT Q=AMERICAN CITIZENS]

They say they speak for many refugees when they say thank you to Roanoke. Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke.))

[8-Native-Americans]


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[WRITER=jsu]
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[GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving]


While many of us spend Thanksgiving enjoying a good meal and doing a little relaxing, American Indians are reminded of a painful part of their past.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Janet Stone says many American history books don't tell the whole truth about what actually happened on that first thanksgiving hundreds of years ago.
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[SOT11:41:48]
[IN Q=I think it's ]

((I THINK IT'S A RACIST HOLIDAY, JUST LIKE A LOT OF OTHER INDIANS BECAUSE IT'S BEEN TURNED AWAY FROM THE TRUTH. IT'S BEEN MADE INTO A RACE ISSUE BECAUSE OF THE LIES BECAUSE OF THE MISLEADING INFORMATION THAT'S EVEN TAUGHT IN THE SCHOOLS.))
[SUPER=07-Janet Stone]
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[OUT Q=taught in the schools.]
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Stone says her parents taught her the American Indian side of the story.
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[SOT 11:25:30]
[IN Q=The settler showed]

((THE SETTLERS SHOWED THE INDIANS THEIR MUNITIONS, IT'S LIKE HERE IS WHAT WE CAN DO TO YA'LL AND WE'RE GOING TO STAY HERE AND YOU GUYS ARE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO MOVE GET OUT OF THE WAY AND IF YOU DON'T WE'RE GOING TO KILL YOU))
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[OUT Q=going to kill you]
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Stone says this not issue of good guy versus bad guy -- but about telling what she calls both side of story.
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[8Weather]


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Taking a break from the news to check the Friday forecast...
Rain likely today, along with a few scattered thunderstorms.
Highs of 60 to 65.
Mostly cloudy overnight, with showers lingering and lows of 40 to 45.
The five day forecast stays rather mild...


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