[Plane-Crash]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sunday Morning]


The Chairman of a restaurant chain and three of his children were killed in a plane crash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Skamania, WA;]


William "Tiger" Warren was apparently piloting the De Havilland Beaver float plane when it crashed into the Columbia River yesterday.
It happened shortly after takeoff about 45 miles east of Portland, Oregon.
Warren was the founder of Macheezmo Mouse, a Mexican restaurant chain.
His three sons, ranging in age from 13 to nine were also killed.
The boys were visiting their father for the Thanksgiving holiday.
A daughter had stayed behind in Oregon.
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[Oregon-Flooding]


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


People along the Oregon coast are cleaning up this weekend after severe flooding swept through the northern part of the state on Thanksgiving Day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pacific City, OR;]


Weather officials say some areas received up 16 inches of rain in a 48 hour period.
The heavy rains wiped out roads and forced evacuations.
Residents are spending the rest of the weekend cleaning up and assessing the damage.
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[Smart-Road]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=smart road]


The construction of the 'smart' road's bridge through the Ellett Valley will cost nearly three million dollars MORE than expected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


State highway officials say that's because of additional inspection and engineering costs.
They say the bridge will now cost seventeen-point-four million dollars.
The bill for the entire project is one hundred and eight million dollars.
The road is scheduled to be completed in 2008 and will allow scientists to conduct a variety of driving tests.

It will also link Blacksburg directly to Interstate 81.
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[11Christmas-Tree]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-57 00:00:49]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]


And if you're heading out to pick up that Christmas tree there are some safety tips in mind.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Fire officials say this year's drought has left many trees a little drier this season -- making it more of a fire hazard.
(// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:33:46]
[IN Q=Make sure]

((TODD MAXEY/ROANOKE CO. FIRE DEPARTMENT: MAKE SURE YOU KEEP YOUR TREES GOOD AND WET AND YOU WANT TO MAINTAIN A CLEARANCE AROUND FIRE PLACES, HEATING VENTS, HEATING DUCTS --AND HEATING SOURCE))
[SUPER=01-Todd Maxey/Roanoke Co. Fire Department]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=and heating source]
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[VO-NAT]


Fire officials also advise using smaller light bulbs on the tree because it generates less heat -- and make sure not to overload circuits.
And always remember to turn off the lights before you go to bed or leave the house.
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[Reel-Open]


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


The Mill Mountain Star is 50 years old and now a national historic landmark.
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[VO-NAT Tape 99-38 1:20:22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Roanokers came together Wednesday night to celebrate the star's fiftieth birthday.
There was dancing and even a fireworks show.
Roanoke spent 25-thousand dollars on the event.
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[anchor=denise]
[s=Virginia newsreel]


The five ton star was supposed to be a Christmas ornament when it was built in 1949.
We'll take a look at how it all got started in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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[SOT]
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[RUNS=:05]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]



[Mill-Mountain-Reel]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=VA-Newsreel]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe wipe]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=21-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=21-Edward C. Moomaw/1989; :21]
[SUPER=21-Warren Kinsey/1989; 1:31]
[SUPER=21-Walter Hatter/1989; 1:58]
[Super=21-Freddie Corstaphney/1989; 3:11]
[RUNS=3:48]
[OUT Q=That's Virginia Newsreel]

((Edward C. Moomaw said if the Mill Mountain Star helped to bring tourists and attention to Roanoke it has served its purpose. 50 years ago, Moomaw was the director of the Roanoke merchants association, as well as a member of the Christmas decorations committee. He remembers that someone suggested stringing lights on Mill Mountain, but ultimately the idea of a permanent structure made sense.
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[sot 89-95 2:14]
[in Q=There were others]

[runs07]
[Out Q= Of our stars downtown]


They approved a design for 5 concentric stars illuminated by red and white neon tubing. The star would measure 88 and a half feet from top to bottom and would stand 100 feet off the ground at the site of the old lookout tower on Mill Mountain.
The estimated cost of the project was 25-thousand dollars. Letters were sent to businesses asking for donations.
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[SOT 3:50]
[IN Q=The response]

((THE RESPONSE WAS GOOD. ONE MAN I REMEMBER SENT BACK HIS. HE WAS ONLY ASKED FOR TEN DOLLARS HE SENT HIS BACK AND SAID I WILL GIVE YOU TEN DOLLARS IF YOU DON'T BUILD IT. WE FINALLY DECIDED ON THE ROY C. Kinsey SIGN COMPANY. WE LIKED HIS IDEAS AND WE LIKED HIS ENTHUSIASM AND HE TOOK A LOT OF INTEREST IN THE PROJECT)) [RUNS26]
[OUT Q=The project]

Warren Kinsey was one of the 3 brothers who worked on the project.
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[SOT 4:30]
[IN Q=WELL THE STAR]

((WELL THE STAR WAS ASSEMBLED AT THE AIRPORT IN FRONT OF THE HANGER WHICH WAS NOT IN USE AT THE TIME IN THE GROUND WHERE IT WAS FLAT. ALL THE STEEL WAS PUNCHED AND MADE AND THEN BROUGHT UP HERE AND REASSEMBLED IN FRONT OF THE STAR)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=IN FRONT OF THE STAR]


But that wasn't easy. Walter Hatter remembers how hard it was to get his equipment through the loop on the road to Mill Mountain. He was the crane operator that hoisted the frame and the star into place.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:04 ]
[IN Q=CAME UP HERE AND]

((CAME UP HERE AND LET ALL THE AIR OUT OF THE TIRES AND IT SCRAPPED ALL THE WAY THROUGH THERE WHEN IT WENT THROUGH. NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK ABOUT IT. I JUST THOUGHT SOMEONE WAS CRAZY PUTTING ALL THAT MONEY INTO SOMETHING LIKE THAT IN A SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN, BUT IT TURNED OUT THEY DID ALL RIGHT)) [RUNS22]
[OUT Q=ALL RIGHT]

They took a chance on opening night. The star was finished just hours before its debut in November 1949.
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[SOT 5:27]
[IN Q= IT WAS FINISHED]

((IT WAS FINISHED BY 6 O'CLOCK AND THEN SINCE IT WAS ALREADY DARK NOTHING WAS TURNED ON TILL THE 8'0 CLOCK SHOWING WE TOOK A CHANCE WITH EVERYTHING COMING ON AND IT DID IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY I DON'T THINK THERE WAS SINGLE TUBE THAT DIDN'T COME ON THAT FIRST NIGHT. MAYOR A. R. MENTON THREW THE SWITCH TO TURN THE STARS ON AND YOU COULD HEAR ALL OVER THE VALLEY PEOPLE SHOUTING AND ENJOYING THE SPECTACLE)) [RUNS35]
[OUT Q=ENJOYING THE SPECTACLE]


Bandleader Freddie Lee Corstaphney played a dance at the Hotel Roanoke that night. He noticed the star during intermission and decided to write a song about it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:18]
[IN Q=kla]

((KLA A FRIEND OF MINE WHO WAS AN ADVERTISING DIRECTOR FOR .... WAS VERY GOOD AT WRITING LYRICS SO WE PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER AND CAME UP WITH MAGIC CITY STAR WHICH LASTED ABOUT A MONTH BUT IT GOT QUITE A PLAY BECAUSE IT HAD A CHRISTMAS FLAVOR TO IT)) [RUNS20]
[OUT Q=TO IT]
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[sot 6:39]
[in q=leaning on]

[runs13]
[out Q=magic city star]

That is Virginia Newsreel, ))


















[Sports-plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=nba]


In sports, the Spurs have stretched their home regular season winning streak to 20 games.
They haven't lost at the Alamodome since March 26th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio,TX/Fox-SW;]


The Nuggets came to town to try to change that, Ron Mercer goes strong to the basket for the score.
But San Antonio gets the steal and uses teamwork to beat Denver 106 to 87.
[super=03-Los Angeles, CA/Fox-West;]


In Los Angeles, Lamar Odem keeps the Clippers in the game with the three from way outside.
Scottie Pippen answers that for the Trailblazers and Portland beats the Clippers 88-to-71.
[super=03-Oakland, CA/NBA-CTVS;]


Toronto used an air attack to hand the Warriors their fifth straight loss, as Antonio Davis is on the receiving end of the ally-oop pass. He scored a season-high 28.
The Raptors stayed above the rim, beating Golden State 106-to-88.
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[11Car-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-37 2:01:08]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Traffic along Interstate 81 near the Dixie Caverns exit was brought to a standstill last night.
A pickup truck caught fire leading officials to close down the south bound lanes shortly after five.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The closure caused traffic to be backed up for two and half hours between the Dixie Caverns and the Wildwood Road exit.
No one was injured.
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[Cuban-Folo]


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

[anchor tag anchor tag]
14 Cuban exiles died on the open seas off the Florida coast last week.
16 embarked on the journey to the United States.
Jim Bergamo has the story of how two survived.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=03-Off Pompano Beach, FL/Thursday; :21]
[SUPER=01-Niualdo Fernandez/Survived Sea Escape; :35]
[SUPER=01-Arianne Horta/Survived Sea Escape; :46]
[super=01-Jim Bergamo/Reporting; 1:22]
[RUNS=2:26]
[OUT Q=for cbs news]
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=none]


The amazing little survivor in this tragedy is five year old Elian Gonzalez.
Family members say he is recovering well.


[11Talent-Show]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-49 00:19:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Back home, William Fleming High School students took part in a talent show to help raise money for a youth outreach center.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=14 year old]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Denise Smith/Center Organizer;25]
[SUPER=07-Brittany Garrison;51]
[SUPER=07-Deneshia Pugh;47]
[SUPER=@Joy2]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=n7 Roanoke]
(( (///// SOT /////)

[nat sound 17:33] ((NAT. OF SAXOPHONE))
[RUNS= 4]


14 year old Adrian Crutchfield came all the way from Charlotte, North Carolina to play his saxophone in a local talent show.
Crutchfield along with several other performers donated their talents -- to help raise money to open a youth outreach center in northwest Roanoke.
For Denise Smith -- this center is her vision -- a project she has been working on for the past year.
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[SOT 4:36]
[IN Q=I want something]

((DENISE SMITH: I WANT SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO REFLECT A POSITIVE LIGHT BUT ALSO GIVE CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY A CHANCE TO REALIZE THEY CAN DO ANYTHING THEY WANT TO DO IN LIFE ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES..))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=in themselves]


The money raised from this talent show will help open the center which will offer educational, recreational and religious activities to inner city youth. .
13 year old Brittany Garrison says this is something many young people can benefit from.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:15]
[IN Q=It's a lot of kids that get]

((BRITTANY GARRISON:IT'S A LOT OF KIDS THAT GET IN TROUBLE GO AROUND DOING DRUGS AND THIS YOUTH CENTER CAN HELP THEM GET OUT OF THAT HABIT))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=that habit]
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[SOT 25;52]
[IN Q=A youth center could]

((DENESHIA PUGH: A YOUTH CENTER COULD INFLUENCE SOME KIDS TO GO TO COLLEGE AND IT COULD MAKE SOME KIDS THAT LIVE IN THE PROJECTS THAT DON'T HAVE THINGS LIKE OTHER PEOPLE DO IT COULD MAKE THEM THINK THEY CAN DO THE SAME THINGS THAT RICH PEOPLE CAN DO))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=can do]


This talent show is the first fundraising effort for the proposed center-- But Smith is optimistic that by next summer she'll have the necessary funds to turn her dream into a reality.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))







[Profile-Open]


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


There are just a handful of them left.. the men who served in the Armed Forces during World War One.... who are still alive and have all reached or surpassed the century mark in age.
November is a month for honoring America's veterans.. and Steve Smallshaw introduces us to a World War One serviceman in this week's "Virginia Profile".

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[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


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[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=AMWknd]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=VA-Profiles]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's been 81]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lindsay Butler/World War One Veteran; :20]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( It's been 81 years since Lindsay Butler donned a military uniform, but the memories of those days are still fresh in this centenarian's mind.
In 1918, World War One was still raging in Europe, but Butler never had a second thought about enlisting.
[SOT 13:13:00]

((LINDSAY BUTLER/WORLD WAR ONE VETERAN: BECAUSE MY GRANDFATHER AND MY GREAT- GRANDFATHER FOUGHT IN THE WAR.. I'M FROM THE SOUTH, I'M STILL FROM THE SOUTH AND I WAS INTERESTED IN PROTECTING PEOPLE'S LIVES.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=people's lives.]


But Butler never got a chance to see action.. he joined the Army in August of 1918 and spent just 62 days in uniform, never making it overseas.
He still remembers the day the "war to end all wars" came to a close.
[SOT 13:10:25]

((LINDSAY BUTLER: THEY PUT US DOWN IN THE BLUES ARMORY IN RICHMOND AND SOMETIME DURING THE NIGHT I HEARD EVERYBODY YELLING `THE WAR'S OVER, THE WAR'S OVER', AND I LOOKED AND IT WAS FOUR O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING. AND THEN THE COMMANDER PUT THE WORD OUT YOU ALL CAN GET UP AND PUT ON ANY KIND OF CLOTHES YOU WANT TO, THE WAR IS OVER, AND I WANT YOU ALL TO BE COMFORTABLE AND ENJOY THE FACT THAT THE WAR IS GONE.)) [RUNS26]
[OUT Q=the war is gone.]


But Lindsay Butler is still around.
After leaving the army, Butler got into the pharmaceutical business, working for the Eli Lilly company until 1964.
His retirement has been an active one.. filled mostly with serving his church, Rivermont Presbyterian.
[natsot ceremony File Tape]

[RUNS02]
Like the doughboy statue, Butler is also a familiar sight at Veterans Day ceremonies held every year at Monument Terrace.. he's missed just one since 1918.
He didn't say so himself, but it's a safe guess the secret of Butler's longevity is a good sense of humor.
[SOT 13:23:31]

((Reporter: How did you make it to be 100 years old? Any idea? BUTLER: I DIDNT' DIE.. (laughs).)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=(laughs)]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Sports-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports extra]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


In the NHL, the Colorado Avalanche won for only the second time in seven games last night.
Largely due to the comeback of Peter Forsberg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO/NHL-Fox-RM;]


Forsberg who missed 23 games due to shoulder surgery, gets his first goal of the night here.
Goal number two puts a little icing on the comeback cake for Forsberg.
He also added three assists and Colorado buries Calgary seven to one.
[super=03-Palo Alto, CA/ABC Sports;]


Rose Bowl bound Stanford beat Notre Dame, Todd Husak on his first pass of the day finds Troy Walters open for the 62 yard TD pass.
Julius Jones, Virginia star Thomas Jones' little brother, puts the Irish on top with the 24 yard scoring scamper.
But the Husak-Walters connection puts another six on the board. And Stanford kicked a 22 yard field goal as time expired to hand Notre Dame its fourth straight loss 40-to-37.
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[Music-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Denise and Andrew 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[2-shot] [denise reads]
We have been listening to the sounds of The Bel Canto Trio this morning.
They are the first in a series of musical events we have planned for you.

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[FS Pinnacle Board] [andrew] December 5 The Northminster Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir will help us ring in the holiday season. [denise] then on December 12- Southern Comfort from Washington and Lee University will be here. [andrew] And on December 19 Recording artist Keith Bryant makes a return appearance.
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[2-shot] [Denise]
We hope you will join us throughout the month of December as we celebrate the holiday season through music on News 7 Sunday Morning.

[denise and andrew goodbye] [closing cover plus music from small studio]