[Standoff]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-45 54:10]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


Investigators are still trying to find out what motivated a Craig County man to threaten his girlfriend and shoot at police.
The standoff lasted about four hours and ended without injury last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]


Someone called the sheriff's department around six yesterday evening to report a hostage situation.
When deputies arrived at the Mountain View Apartment Complex a woman ran out of one of the apartments screaming.
Investigators say 22 year old Wayne E. Smith then barricaded himself in the apartment and fired at least three shots.
No one was hurt, but the apartment was ransacked and riddled with bullets.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I could]
[SUPER=01-Mitch Deskins/Craig Co. Sheriff's Department;]
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[OUT Q=from there.]
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[VO-NAT]


Botetourt County's response team assisted Craig County and helped make the arrest.
Smith is in the Botetourt County jail, charged with four felonies.
He is being held without bond.
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[1181-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-42 1:15:45]
[GRAPHIC=81-Accident]

The one-year-old boy injured in a Thanksgiving day accident on Interstate 81 has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


State police say Isaiah Redd, from the Hampton area, died around 8-30 last night.
Troopers say his grandmother was driving near Arcadia Thursday, going slower than the speed limit when a tractor trailer behind her slammed on the brakes but jack-knifed.
The tractor trailer driver is from Texas and was charged with reckless driving.
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[Ferry]


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


Boats and helicopters are searching this morning for nine people still missing after a ferry sank off the coast of Norway.
Officials say 11 people have died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norway;]


A doctor says its unlikely anyone could have survived for more than 30 minutes in the frigid water.
One survivor of the sinking ferry says the accident reminded him of scenes from the movie Titanic.
He says he watched from the freezing water as the ship's stern raised into the air and then slid into the waves.
Norwegian officials are stunned by the accident.
The ultramodern high-speed ferry was on a routine run between two west coast cities, when it ran aground. It was carrying 89 passengers and crew members.
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[11Patrick-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-39 1:06:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Patrick County's debt plagued Community Hospital is hoping area residents will help nurse it back to good financial health.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./Last Week;]


Hospital administrators say they're opening an account to receive donations at Crestar Bank in Stuart.
The hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week.
Administrators say community response to the hospital's plight has already been good.
Patient visits are on the rise and calls from vendors and bill collectors are subsiding.
The hospital has four months to come up with a plan to repay its debts.
It owes more than 5 million dollars.
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[11Prison-Pay]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-37 1:59:53]
[GRAPHIC=State Seal]


State workers will see the largest raises this decade on their next paycheck.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Powhatan Co.]


Correctional officers, in particular, are finally getting a big thank you from Virginia's lawmakers.
13-point-7 percent increases take effect for all front-line prison and parole officers, from majors on down.
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[SOT 00:28]
[IN Q=I think]

((S. B. CAREY/POWHATAN CORRECTIONAL OFFICER: I THINK AT THIS POINT WE HAVE BEEN ENTITLED TO IT. AND I THINK EVERYONE WILL ENJOY IT.))
[SOT 12:56 ]

((WILLIAM ANDERSON/POWHATAN CORRECTIONAL OFFICER: AND IT WILL SHOW UP ON THE PAY CHECKS DECEMBER 16TH. JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS.))
[SOT 11:42]

((RON ANGELONE/VIRGINIA CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: 14 PERCENT WAS TO GET THEM UP TO WHERE THEY CAN BE EQUIVALENT WITH A LOT OF THE COUNTY JAILERS. THIS IS WHAT WE WANTED TO ACCOMPLISH. WE ALSO WANTED TO MAKE SURE THEY HAD A GOOD RETIREMENT PROGRAM BECAUSE THE STRESS LEVEL FOR CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS IS VERY HIGH.))
[SUPER=01-S. B. Carey/Powhatan Correctional Officer; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-William Anderson/Powhatan Correctional Officer; :07]
[SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Virginia Corrections Director; :14 ]
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[OUT Q=is very high.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two new pay grades for senior officers will encourage them to stay in the prisons, instead of taking desk jobs to boost their pay.
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[TALENT=Denise]
[SS=Hold]


In fact, the pay raises ALL state workers will see in their December 16th pay checks will be the largest of the 1990s.
The rest of the state work force gets a six and a quarter percent raise if they're meeting or exceeding expectations in job performance.


[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


In sports, Sacramento has an N-B-A-best 9-and-1 record.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Sacramento, CA/NBA-KMAX;]


Sacramento blew out Golden State 124-to-95.
The streak is the longest for the franchise since the Kansas City Kings won eight straight 20 years ago.
[super=03-Anchorage, AK/ESPN;]


In college basketball, Kansas is in the finals of the Great Alaska Shootout.
The 10th ranked Jayhawks beat Xavier 111-70 and will meet Georgia Tech in the title game.
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[Highlights]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Tech football]


The Hokies took care of business yesterday and have put themselves in line for the school's first ever national championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night;]


It's Virginia Tech's first undefeated season since 1954.
And the second ranked Hokies are hoping yesterday's 38-14 trouncing of Boston College will earn them a date with Florida State in the Sugar Bowl.
That game would decided the national championship.
The team and fans alike will have to wait until December fifth to get the official decision from the bowl committee.
But last night in Blacksburg fans were enjoying the moment.
Joy Sutton has more on the celebration.
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[wipe wipe wipe wipe][11Tech-BC]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am.]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-38 1:22:53]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe wipe]


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[IN Q=Just moments after]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=07-Gerald Fitzpatrick; :19 -- QUICK]
[SUPER=07-Barry Brockwell; :28]
[SUPER=07-Gary Derby; :35]
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[OUT Q=n7 blacksburg.]





[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Private]


National Transportation Safety Board investigators are on the scene this morning of a plane crash that killed a family.
The small plane crashed in a Newark, New Jersey, neighborhood on Friday.
The pilot, his wife and daughter were killed while 22 others were hurt on the ground.
Michael O'Looney has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Newark, NJ; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Muzio/NTSB Investigator; :15]
[SUPER=01-D. Lynch/Witness; :53]
[SUPER=01-Sharpe James/Newark Mayor; 1:20]
[RUNS=2:07]
[OUT Q=CBS News]




[Strong-Winds]


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


Residents of western Pennsylvania are cleaning up this morning after high winds roared through the area yesterday.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Honey Brook, PA;]


At least 10 people were injured.
Honey Brook in Chester County, just west of Philadelphia experienced the worst damage,
The National Weather Service blames "straight Line" winds that blow has high as 50 miles per hour.
Roofs were blown off, a silo collapsed and even the second story off a house was reportedly blown off.
An emergency shelter was set up at a local elementary school.
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[11Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-58 1:58]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


Authorities are still searching for two men who robbed a bank in Roanoke yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

They robbed the First Virginia Bank branch on 419 at gunpoint. Witnesses say a white man and an African-American man- -each around 20 years old- -entered the bank wearing fake beards and blue jumpsuits. When the robbers got to their car, the dye pack discharged, spraying the bandits with red dye. The two men left their dye-stained clothing behind and fled. Police say this is the first robbery they've seen in the Roanoke Valley in a while.
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[SOT 14:57:39]
[IN Q=robberies in]

((SERGEANT STAN SMITH/ ROANOKE POLICE: ROBBERIES IN GENERAL DO PICK UP AROUND THE HOLIDAY SEASON, WHETHER THEY'RE BANKS OR NOT IS OPEN FOR DEBATE, SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS AND SOMETIMES IT DOESN'T.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Stan Smith/Roanoke Police Department;]
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[OUT Q=doesn't.]
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[VO-NAT]

The suspects were last seen in a deep red or maroon midsize vehicle heading northbound on 419.
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[Salem-store]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



The owner of the Family Market in Salem didn't want his store to become known as an easy target for robbers. After a masked man robbed Frank Al-Hirbishi at gunpoint Wednesday night, Al-Harbishi hopped into his car and gave chase at speeds of up to 100 miles an hour. He followed the robber's getaway car to a local motel. Al-Harbishi then called police, and officers arrested 21-year-old Trevor Carrington and a juvenile female. They face robbery and firearms charges. Carrington remained in jail yesterday with no bail.

[11Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:38:28]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping]


The holiday shopping season is now in full swing. Yesterday shoppers took advantage of the holiday bargains.
But as Joy Sutton reports, some of them were distracted.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For Mike Horton]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=01-Mike Horton/Shopper;]
[SUPER=01-Lara Bingeman/Retailer;]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Watson/Shopper;]
[SUPER=01-Alice Merritt/Shopper;]
[super=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=N7, Roanoke]

((For Mike Horton shopping on the day after Thanksgiving is a family tradition. And this year was no different -- even though he says he wanted to go to the Tech game.
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[SOT2:12:20]
[IN Q=It was very hard]

((MIKE HORTON: IT WAS VERY HARD I HAD TO COME COMPLETELY THROUGH CHRISTIANSBURG AND BLACKSBURG AND SEE ALL THE TECH PEOPLE GOING TO THE GAME. BUT I HAD TO COME TO THE MALL THANKS TO MY WIFE))
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[OUT Q=my wife]


And retailers say although the customers were pouring into the mall at 7 am -- they say the crowd started to die down as game time approached.
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[SOT 02:10:03]
[IN Q=I think are sales have strong]

((LARA BINGEMAN/RETAILER: I THINK SALES HAVE BEEN STRONG IN COMPARISON TO LAST YEAR BUT WE HAVE NOTICED A DECREASE IN THE AFTERNOON SALES AND I THINK THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE VIRGINIA TECH GAME))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=Tech game]


But some shoppers say THEY couldn't afford to miss all of the holiday bargains.
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[SOT 02:03:08]
[IN Q=Found some]

((DENNIS WATSON: FOUND SOME 50-PERCENT OFFS. A LOT OF GOOD DEALS. STUFF FOR LIKE 49, 50 DOLLARS DOWN TO LIKE 14 DOLLARS))
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[OUT Q=good deals]
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[SOT 02:05:15]
[IN Q=The early sales this]

((ALICE MERRITT: THE EARLY SALES THIS MORNING WEREN'T AS GOOD AS USUAL. SO I JUST KIND OF PACED MYSELF. HECHT'S HAD SOME GOOD BUYS. SO I SPENT QUITE A BIT THERE))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=in there]


Shopping wasn't the only attraction at the mall. Santa Clause stopped by to take pictures with kids and listen to their holiday wish lists.
And many customers say this day kicks off their Christmas shopping -- with just about a month to go before the presents go under the tree.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))











[11NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=599-11 2:06:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke chapter of the N-double-A-C-P is celebrating its 50th birthday and honored local supporters with their annual Freedom Fund banquet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The guest speaker for last night's banquet was Hilary Shelton from the N-double-A-C-P Washington Bureau. He is urging local people to get involved with legislators on issues such as gun control, the minimum wage, education and affirmative action.
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[SOT 00:34:56]
[IN Q=That is,]

((HILARY O. SHELTON/ NAACP WASHINGTON DIRECTOR: THAT IS, THE POLICIES THAT ARE DECIDED ABOUT EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS ARE PLAYED OUT ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS WHEN PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES GO FROM ONE EMPLOYER TO ANOTHER LOOKING FOR A JOB.))
[SUPER=01-Hilary O. Shelton/NAACP Washington Director]
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[OUT Q=a job.]
[anchor=Denise]
[graphic=None]

Roanoke Chapter President Martin Jeffrey says the local organization is doing well, with 200 new members just this year. BUT -- he refused to say just how many members they actually have.

[Martha-Washington-Inn]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Saturday AM]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Time Off]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


This week's "Time Off" segment features a four- star inn that has served as everything from a college to a hospital, with a history that dates back to before the Civil War.
Kimberly McBroom has more from the Martha Washington Inn.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's an instant history lesson]
[SUPER=03-Abingdon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Adair Chew/General Manager; :17]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; :58]
[SUPER=01-Michael McPeake/Marketing Director; 1:25]
[RUNS=2:26]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Abingdon.]


((It's an instant history lesson upon entering the lobby of Camberley's Martha Washington Inn...
This mural is one of only seven in the world, depicting various scenes throughout American history.
It's that reminder of the past, along with the plush decor, that charms the inn's visitors.
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[SOT 2:57:17]

((ADAIR CHEW/GENERAL MANAGER: WITH SUCH A RICH HISTORY AND IT'S A VERY GOOD INN AND THE STAFF IS VERY ACCOMMODATING AND VERY FRIENDLY. AND IT'S TO ME, TRUE HOSPITALITY WITH THE FIREPLACES AND THE STAFF AND THE SMALL SIZE.)) [RUNS:13]
But it's not just historical events that come to life here....the inn even has its own ghost named Beth.
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[SOT 2:58:24]

((ADAIR CHEW/GENERAL MANAGER: SHE WAS A NURSE, ONE OF THE STUDENTS THAT NURTURED ALONG A SOLDIER AND HE PASSED AWAY AND SHE WAS QUITE HEARTBROKEN OVER THAT AND SHE PLAYED THE VIOLIN, USED TO SERENADE HIM. SO, THE LEGEND SAYS THAT ONE A FULL MOON EVENING, YOU CAN HEAR BETH'S VIOLIN PLAY. )) [RUNS:19]
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[SOT standup here 3:21:45 ]

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE BUILDING'S HISTORY DATES BACK NEARLY 200 YEARS. GENERAL FRANCIS PRESTON BUILT IT AS HIS HOME IN 1832. FROM THERE, IT BECAME THE MARTHA WASHINGTON COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, A CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL, AND EVENTUALLY, THE FOUR STAR, FOUR DIAMOND INN IT IS TODAY.)) [RUNS:16]
There are a total of 61 rooms and suites....
Rates range from 109 to 309 dollars a night, depending on the accommodation.
At the top of the scale, the popular Camberley Suite.
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[SOT 3:15:20]

((MICHAEL MCPEAKE/MARKETING DIRECTOR WE HAVE A LOT OF BRIDES AND ANNIVERSARY COUPLES THAT WILL COME HERE. AND NORMALLY, AFTER THEY'VE SEEN THIS ROOM ONCE, THIS IS NORMALLY THE ONE THEY HAVE THEIR HEARTS SET ON.)) [RUNS:10]
Each room has basic amenities like a T-V, phone, and terrycloth bathrobes.
Complimentary sherry is also available.
Besides providing luxury, the unique furniture, like this wooden canopy bed in the Napoleon Suite, makes for interesting conversation pieces.
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[SOT 3:12:16]

((MICHAEL MCPEAKE/MARKETING DIRECTOR: ALL OF THE ROOMS WE HAVE ANTIQUES OR HAVE FINE REPRODUCTIONS. THIS ROOM IN PARTICULAR, HAS SOME VERY NICE PIECES, ALL OF THE ROOMS, INCLUDING THE STANDARD ROOMS HAVE UNIQUE FURNITURE.)) [RUNS:13]
And live entertainment is as close by as across the street.
The inn offers many package deals with the nearby Barter Theatre.
In fact, the hotel has a full plate of festive dinners planned for guests right up to a big New Year's Eve bash.
It's a symbolic place to ring in the NEW Millinneum....an inn that has seen so many events during THIS one.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Abingdon.))
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[TALENT=ANDREW]
[GRAPHIC=WEBWATCH]


For directions to the Martha Washington Inn, just head to our website at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM and click on "What's New".





[Profile-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SatPM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=VA-Profiles]


As if living to be a hundred years old wasn't a big enough milestone, a Lynchburg man also was honored earlier this month as one of the area's last surviving World War One veterans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lindsay Butler was born in 1899, and enlisted in the Army in 1918, two months before the war ended.
He spent just 62 days in uniform and never saw active duty on the battlefield.
Butler has been a mainstay of the city's annual Veterans Day ceremonies at Monument Terrace.
We'll hear more about his experiences and how he's looking forward to his third century come January 1st..
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it's all in this week's Virginia Profile, tomorrow morning on News 7 Sunday Morning beginning at 8. [take FS Pinnacle=9403]