[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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It'll be a bittersweet competition today between Texas A and M and the University of Texas as Aggie players remember their fellow students who died during last week's bonfire accident.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And there are only three known survivors after a boat filled with Cuban refugees sank five days ago.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Stick around-- News 7 Mornin' is straight ahead.

[Bonfire-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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All eyes will be on the highly- anticipated football game between Texas A and M and the University of Texas.
Aggie players will wear memorial patches on their uniforms in memory of the 12 people killed during last week's bonfire accident.
Jay Gormley has more on a candlelight vigil to remember the victims.
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[SUPER=03-College Station, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Christie Rogers/Student; :19]
[SUPER=01-Eric Bryant/Student; :43]
[SUPER=01-John Bounds/Class of 1961; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Jay Gormley/Reporting; 1:08]
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[OUT Q=Jay Gormley for CBS News.]



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


Norfolk Southern and C-S-X are nursing a black eye -
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[VO-NAT]

[99-29 48:07]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]

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]
[graphic=NS Growing Pains]


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

[Native-Americans]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=netN]
[GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving]


Thanksgiving has been a national holiday for well over a century.
But for some American Indians the holiday is reminder of a painful time in history.
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[VO-NAT]
[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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[VO-NAT]


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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[VO-NAT]


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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[1-Sports]


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


In sports,highlights from the holiday N-F-L action, plus Carolina Panther Rae Carruth is arrested.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[Cubans]


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


A man and woman washed ashore in Key Biscayne, Florida yesterday, still clinging to an inner tube after surviving four days at sea.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Key Biscayne, FL;]


They were among the 14 Cuban refugees whose boat sank Sunday, while they were trying to make it to the U-S.
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[SOT 3:07:58]
[IN Q=They were almost]

(( JUAN RUIZ/EYEWITNESS: THEY WERE ALMOST DYING RIGHT THERE OF A SHIVERING, THEY WERE SHIVERING AND THEY WERE REALLY, REALLY IN BAD SHAPE. ))
[SUPER=01-Juan Ruiz/Eyewitness;]
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[OUT Q=in bad shape]
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Badly sunburned and dehydrated, they told authorities that 12 others had also been aboard their aluminum boat, which fell apart in the rough seas.
Seven of them drowned immediately, the others grabbed onto inner tubes.
The Coast Guard is still conducting search and rescue operations and a five- year- old boy WAS discovered.
He is said to be alert and talkative after surviving the harrowing trip.
All of the known survivors are hospitalized and expected to recover.
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[E-Refugees]


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

It's been six months since a Liberian family now living in Roanoke arrived on U-S soil.
After seeing their relatives murdered before their eyes, the (eh-Till-oh) Etilo family is still finding things to be thankful for on their first Thanksgiving. Tina Tenret has their story.
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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. ))
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[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.))
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[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.))

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

A one-year-old boy is in critical condition after an accident on Interstate 81 yesterday.
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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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[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 yesterday.
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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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, some new research is out regarding your heart, stress and medicine.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((If the words competitive, aggressive or impatient tend to describe you on the job, beware.
VT=VO

You may be headed down the quick road towards a heart attack and researchers now know why. A study in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine looks at stressed out workers and finds their blood is thicker than calmer, less aggressive workers. And this thicker blood tends to clot more quickly, leading to sudden blockages in heart arteries and a heart attack.
VT=VO

There's a second study out on stress and the heart, but this one isn't just about work, but everyday stress. Researchers in Canada found when people with heart disease on heart medicine live a life filled with stress, their heart medicines don't work. Even medicines designed to slow heart rate and lower pressure do neither when someone is stressed out.
VT=VO

And finally, if you've got rheumatoid arthritis, it may be time to eat some salad dressed with olive oil. A study in the American Journal of Nutrition finds vegetables and olive oil can lessen joint pain and damage that comes from rheumatoid arthritis. Here's the theory, with rheumatoid arthritis the immune system attacks the body's own joints. It's believed the vegetables and olive oil quiet down an overactive immune system. The so-called Mediterranean Diet may good for more than just the heart. ON CAM And that's a look at today's top medical stories. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))

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[2-shot=Kmc/Spa]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Some big businesses say they've been side- tracked because of the split-up of Conrail by Norfolk Southern and C-S-X.
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.
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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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A major enemy in America's war on drugs was extradited to Miami by Colombian officials.
Kernando Jose Flores faces charges of money laundering and cocaine trafficking.
U-S prosecutors believe he'll help them nab other kingpins allegedly still dealing drugs from prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And while most of us are recovering from a big traditional Thanksgiving meal, some American Indians say the true story behind the first Thanksgiving has been misrepresented in many American history books.
Some say they had to deny their Native American heritage as children.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, November 26th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Drug-Kingpin]


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


Late yesterday, one of the most hunted suspects in America's war on drugs arrived in Miami.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami Int'l Airport, FL;]


Kernando Jose Flores was extradited by Colombian officials.
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[SOT 3:10:02]
[IN Q=He'll face]

((BRENT EATON/DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION: HE'LL FACE CHARGES NEXT WEEK OF MONEY LAUNDERING AND COCAINE TRAFFICKING.))
[SUPER=01-Brent Eaton/Drug Enforcement Admin.;]
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[OUT Q=cocaine trafficking]
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In December of 1997, Columbia lifted the ban prohibiting extradition of drug traffickers because of a promise of future U-S aid to its economy.
Meanwhile, U-S prosecutors say Flores may provide testimony they need to request the extradition of two much bigger drug lords.
Flores is one of the key people in what was the Cali cartel.
Officials believe he can prove that other kingpins are still shipping drugs into the U-S from behind bars.
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[2-E-NS-CSX]


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


More big-businesses are saying they've been left with bad service thanks to the split-up of Conrail by Norfolk Southern and C-S-X.
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[VO-NAT]

[99-29 48:07]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


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=NS Growing Pains]


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

[Liberia]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=netL]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A refugee family from Liberia is thanking Roanokers this holiday season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Amos Etilo and his family of 12 spent their first Thanksgiving in America yesterday. They fled the African company 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;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=presence of us]
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[VO-NAT]

Amos Etilo 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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[Indian-Thanksgiving]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-49 17:32]
[GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving]


Some American Indians say the true story behind the first Thanksgiving has been misrepresented in many American history books.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[IN Q=For Janet Stone]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Janet Stone; 11]
[SUPER=@joy2; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=News-7 Roanoke.]


((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 Y'ALL 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))
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[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.))
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[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))

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((Archive:))

[Singing-Frogs]


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


You've heard of singing chipmunks...but how about singing frogs?
Mike Castellucci has more on what could be a perfect holiday gift for that music fan who seems to have everything.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :05]
[SUPER=01-Guy Maeda/Froggy Christmas Producer; :30]
[SUPER=01-Mike Castellucci/Reporting; :53]
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[E-Chef]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-43 1:06:50]
[GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving]

Folks at the Roanoke Rescue Mission got a taste of resort-style Thanksgiving feast yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[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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[VO-NAT]

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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[VO-NAT]


About 200 residents enjoyed the meal.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the Express win another at home and Virginia Tech gets set for its match up with Boston College today.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=3:28]
[OUT Q=great day everybody]



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


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Norfolk Southern and C-S-X are nursing a black eye-- 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.
Spokesmen for N-S and C-S-X acknowledge there's a problem - and they're trying to work through it.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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 yesterday.
Ferris Booth reportedly blacked out at the wheel before careening into a tree.
He was in stable condition last night, but tonight is listed in critical condition.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A one-year-old boy is in critical condition after an accident on Interstate 81 yesterday. 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.
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