[India-Hijack]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hijacking]


Hijackers of an Indian Airlines plane in Afghanistan have freed a diabetic passenger as a goodwill gesture.
That leaves about 160 hostages aboard the plane.
Cathy Moss reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jaswant Singh/Indian Foreign Minister; :56]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Moss/Reporting; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=CBS News]

(( We are now seeing the faces of some of the first of the hijacked passengers who have finally been released from their terrifying trip aboard Flight 814.
They are now re-united with their loved ones -- women and children brought to safety. But for many, still enduring the drama, they're dissolving into tears.

(nats)

The seized Indian Airliner now sits at an airport in the southern Afghan City of Kandahar. This is the fourth stop for the A-300 Airbus -- which was originally going from the Nepali capital of Katmandu to New Delhi.
Gunmen --armed with grenades, pistols and knives -- hijacked the flight Friday -- just 40 minutes after take-off.
It was forced to stop in India, Pakistan and then -- at an airbase in the United Arab Emirates.
The plane -- carrying 178 passengers and 11 crew members had to refuel. It was at that point -- the gunmen released 27 hostages and the body of a murdered 25 year old man who was on his honeymoon in Katmandu.

( SOT Jaswant Singh/Indian Foreign Minister talking about demands)



India's Foreign Minister says he will not give into the hostage-takers. A group calling itself the Islamic Salvation Front is taking responsibility for the hijacking and the gunmen are naming their price. It is to release a Pakastani religious leader from jail and several kashmiri fighters.
But for the remaining hostages still on the Indian Airliner -- they're hoping for their own release. ))


[11VA-Income]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia]


Virginians saw their incomes increase at a faster rate than inflation for the third consecutive year -- that's according to a new study by the University of Virginia.
The study shows the average income for married couples in 1997 was 48 thousand dollars.
Fairfax County had the highest median income in the state at nearly 76- thousand dollars.
Lee County had the lowest average-- at barely 25- thousand dollars.


[Nike-Obit]


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


The mastermind behind one of the biggest sports shoe companies is dead.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike and college running coach died late Friday in Oregon.
The University of Oregon track coach invented the modern running shoe by using his wife's iron to create the first waffle-soled running shoe.
Bowerman was 88.
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[11Rescue-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-60 :13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In the spirit of giving-- dozens donated their time to help the less fortunate here in the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


More than 50 volunteers turned out at the Roanoke Rescue Mission to serve Christmas dinner to a crowd of around 700.

The volunteers acted as waiters and cooks -- hoping to make Christmas a little brighter for those in need this holiday season.
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[SOT 14:14]
[IN Q=Our first group]

((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON: OUR FIRST GROUP WE TRY TO MINISTER TO IS THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ABSOLUTELY HOMELESS BUT THEN WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT TO BE ALONE ON CHRISTMAS WHO LIVE IN A RENTED ROOM OR THEY'RE ELDERLY AND DON'T HAVE FAMILY. IT'S SO SORT OF A COMBINATION OF PEOPLE))
[SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Rescue Mission]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=of people]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The Mission has been serving the Roanoke Valley for 51 years -- and has made the Christmas dinner an annual event.
In 1998, the shelter served around 156-thousand meals.
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[Christmas-Birthday]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sun. am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-43]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Salem woman had a lot to be thankful for this Christmas.
She turned one hundred yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Friends and Family of Pearl Sheppard gathered to celebrate this special occasion.
Balloons and flowers decorated her room at the Lewis Gale Hospital.
She has been in the hospital the past few weeks with a broken leg.
Family and friends say she has been a blessing to so many people.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT20:55:51]
[IN Q=She has touched the lives]

((JILL JONES/FRIEND: SHE HAS TOUCHED THE LIVES IN SUCH A FORCEFUL WAY IN HER SIMPLE ACTS OF KINDNESS AND LOVE AND UNSELFISH GIVING))
[SUPER=01-Jill Jones/Friend]
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=unselfish giving]
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[VO-NAT]


While Pearl says she is grateful to have lived so long -- she didn't want her birthday celebration to take away from Jesus' birthday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:38:49]
[IN Q=People are making]

((PEARL SHEPPARD: PEOPLE ARE MAKING SO MUCH OVER ME. I'M AFRAID THEY'RE FORGETTING JESUS. I'D RATHER THEM THINK OF HIM THAN ME))
[SUPER=07-Pearl Sheppard]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=than me]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Family members say Pearl's eye sight and hearing are dwindling, but she still has her health and a sharp mind.
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[Sports-plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-53]
[GRAPHIC=Green Bay Packers]


No charges yet for Green Bay Packer receivers Antonio Freeman and Charles Jordan.
The two may face charges of obstructing officers after a car accident Wednesday night that left a woman injured.
The former Virginia Tech star was driving a car that ran into a light pole outside a restaurant in All-a-way Wisconsin. Freeman switched cars with Jordan and has since confessed after witnesses came forward.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I was]

((ANTONIO FREEMAN/PACKERS WIDE RECEIVER:))
[SUPER=01-Antonio Freeman/Packers Wide Receiver; :00]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=...any further"]
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[Health-Week]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=Health Check]
[GRAPHIC=health Check]

Martinsville Memorial Hospital calls it quits with the city's health insurance and Virginia Tech is the first university in southwest Virginia concentrating on the health of future students and faculty. Tonya Flory explains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Joe Roach/CEO Memorial Hospital; :22]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :48]
[SUPER=01-Marjorie Young/MRH Lactation Consultant; :57]
[SUPER=01-Mary Potter/New Mom; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=Health Check.]

((Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County will no longer participate with Mid Atlantic Medical Services, Incorporated, an insurance company that covers 300 employees in Martinsville city and the school system. Memorial Hospital's president Joe Roach says the hospital has been trying to settle billing and reimbursement problems with MAMSI for almost a year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 01:01:49]
[IN Q=We gave them]

((JOE ROACH/CEO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: GAVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO FIX THINGS TO OUR SATISFACTION AND THEY DIDN'T SO, IT SIMPLY DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO DO BUSINESS WITH THEM ANYMORE.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=with them anymore.]

Several local primary care physicians have also dropped out as participating providers with MAMSI. The city says they have no plans to end their contract with the insurance company at this time. MAMSI says they will try to negotiate an agreement with the hospital. And Virginia Tech is working with Montgomery regional Hospital to set up lactation rooms around campus for new mother's to breast feed in private.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 01:37:51]
[IN Q=We will provide]

((MARJORIE YOUNG/LACTATION CONSULTANT: WE WILL PROVIDE THE EQUIPMENT THE PUMPS AND THE SUPPLIES, ALSO PRENATAL EDUCATION, POST NATAL EDUCATION AND SUPPORT FOR MOMS WHEN THEY ARE FIRST HERE DELIVERING IF THEY NEED TO COME BACK AND SEE A LACTATION CONSULTANT WE'LL HAVE THAT IN A BENEFITS PACKAGE.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=in a benefits package.]

Tech officials say allowing employees to breast feed at work improves well-being. Studies prove breast fed babies are healthier, which means less sick days taken by mothers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 02:199:32]
[IN Q=I take less]

((MARY POTTER/NEW MOTHER: I TAKE LESS TIME OFF WORK IF MY BABY'S HEALTHY. SO THE END BENEFIT IS TO VIRGINIA TECH, IT'S IMPORTANT RIGHT, HE SAYS YES TO.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=says yes to.]

Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))

[go straight to bump][Border-Arrest]


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


F-B-I agents have been interviewing airline ticket agents in connection with the alleged plot to smuggle explosives into Washington state from Canada.
(------------------)

[vo-nat]
A source close to the investigation says that a Horizon Air agent sold a ticket to a man wanted in the incident.
The source says the man bought a ticket from Bellingham, Washington, to Seattle with a connecting flight to Las Vegas.
Abdelmajed Dahoumane (ahb-dehl-MAJ'-it dah-hoo-MAHN') is identified as the man who spent two weeks in a hotel with Ahmed Ressam (AH'-med res-AHM').
Ressam is in custody charged with smuggling bomb-making materials into the U-S. There's a warrant out for Dahoumane(dah-hooMahn) in Canada accusing him of illegally possessing explosives.
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[11Clinton-Radio]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton took advantage of his weekly radio address falling on Christmas Day to announce his administration's plan to help the homeless.
The plan is to give out nearly a BILLION dollars to cities, states and non-profit groups.
Of that amount, Virginia is expected to receive 14- million dollars to go toward helping the homeless stay off the streets permanently.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Those grants]

(( THOSE GRANTS WILL FUND PROVEN, SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS THAT HELP HOMELESS FAMILIES, VETERANS AND CHILDREN, AND PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK. THEY ARE A CHRISTMAS GIFT ALL OF US CAN ALL BE PROUD OF. ))
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=proud of.]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=none]


About $750 million will be spent on long-term programs designed to keep homeless people off the streets by providing drug treatment, job training and other social services.
The remaining $150 million will go to provide shelter and food on a short-term basis.



[Robb-Allen]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


A new poll shows Senator Charles Robb and former Governor George Allen are in a dead heat for next year's Senate race. According to the poll -- conducted by the Richmond Times-Dispatch -- if the race were held today, the Republican George Allen would get 42 percent and his Democratic opponent Chuck Robb would get 41 percent.

[seinfeld]


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


Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is now a married man.
(-----------------)

[vo-nat]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Seinfeld tied the not yesterday in New York.
He and fiancee Jessica Sklar exchanged vows during a private ceremony in a Greenwich village loft.
It was a simple Jewish service--with only about 40 guests, many of them family members.
Seinfeld's best man-- fellow comedian George Wallace told photographers huddled outside the East Fourth Street location-- the wedding was "fabulous."
None of the groom's former sitcom co-stars attended the wedding.

(----------------------)[11Salem-Woman]



[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=sun am.]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-43 1:50:48]
[GRAPHIC=none]


This Christmas was a special one for a Salem woman.
She turned 1-hundred years old.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=you're looking good]
[SUPER=03-Salem;14]
[SUPER=07-Pearl Sheppard;32]
[SUPER=01-Jill Jones/Pearl's Friend;48]
[SUPER=01-Richard Witt/Pearl's Grandson;1:38]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:50]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=jw news 7 Salem.]
(((///// SOT /////)
[nat sot 20:41:50]
[IN Q=You're looking good]

((you're looking good honey. THAT'S WHAT THEY TELL ME. you are looking good, a hundred years old today. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT I NEVER THOUGHT I'D MAKE IT)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=i'd make it]


Christmas isn't just a holiday for Pearl Sheppard it's her birthday -- and this year she turned one hundred.
And, while Pearl says she's flattered by all the attention she's gotten from family and friends -- she says she doesn't want to take the lime light away from Jesus.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:38:08]
[IN Q=That's the reason why]

((PEARL SHEPPARD: THAT'S THE REASON WHY I WOULDN'T LET THEM GIVE ME A PARTY I FELT LIKE I MIGHT BE TAKING SOMETHING AWAY FROM THE WORSHIPPING OF HIM ON HIS BIRTHDAY)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=on his birthday]


But friends and family say they couldn't pass up this special occasion to celebrate the life of this great woman -- who has touched so many.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:54:53]
[IN Q=I call her the bright and]

((JILL JONES/FRIEND: I CALL HER THE BRIGHT AND SHINING STAR BECAUSE HER LIGHT HAS RADIATED THE LOVE OF JESUS TO EVERYONE SHE'S MET AND KNOWN)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=known her]


Pearl has been in the hospital for the past few weeks because of a broken leg.
Although she says her eye sight and hearing are not what they used to be -- her memory is sharp.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:36:06]
[IN Q=I remember as a little girl]

((PEARL SHEPPARD: I REMEMBER AS A LITTLE GIRL, MOMMA HAD DRESSED ME REAL NICE. AND I WAS SITTING OUT IN MY ROCKING CHAIR AND OVERTURNED IT AND I GOT UP A LITTLE DIRT ON MY DRESS AND I REMEMBER BRUSHING THE DIRT OFF OF MY DRESS)) [RUNS20]
[OUT Q=off my dress]


Pearl's Grandson -- Richard Witt says his grandmother taught him a lot growing-up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:57:30]
[IN Q=She showed me]

((RICHARD WITT/GRANDSON: SHE SHOWED ME HOW TO QUILT WHEN I WAS 8 YEARS OLD AND THAT TAKES A LOT OF PATIENCE AND SHE TAUGHT ME HOW TO DRIVE AS WELL)) [RUNS7]
[OUT Q=as well]
(///// SOT /////)
[ nat sot 20:44:51 ]
[IN Q=happy birthday, we love]
((NAT SOT/JONES: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WE LOVE YOU AND FEEL TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE HAD A SMALL PART IN YOUR HUNDRED YEARS))

[RUNS7]
[OUT Q=hundred years]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:00:17]
[IN Q=And Lewis Gale ]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: AND LEWIS GALE HOSPITAL WANTED TO MAKE THIS DAY EXTRA SPECIAL FOR PEARL THEY GAVE HER THIS BASKET FULL OF GOODIES AS SHE CELEBRATES A HUNDRED YEARS OF GOOD HEALTH. JOY SUTTON,NEWS 7, SALEM)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=n7, Salem]

))



[Y2K]


[ANCHOR=Andrew on record]
[NEWSCAST=sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=net]

[********Anchor Tag***********]

IF the Y-2-K computer bug turns out the lights, how prepared will you be? The survivalist movement is gaining momentum as we steam toward the year 2-thousand, in large part becasue people want to be ready for anything. Doug Frattallone takes a closer look in part two of Y-2-K: The Bug and Beyond.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT conus Y2K 16:04:15 ]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Robert Moreland/Military Surplus Store Owner ; :14]
[SUPER=01-Doug Frattallone/Reporting; :47]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Beach/Survivalist; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:59]
[OUT Q=frattallone reporting]




[ANDREW ON RECORD][American-Red-Cross]


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


[ANDREW ON RECORD]
[2 SHOT ANDREW and guest]
[super=01-Izzy Menchero/American Red Cross;]






[Andrew tosses to the bump]




[Movie-Review]


[ANCHOR=ANDREW]
[NEWSCAST=sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY READ THE BOOK ... "ANGELA'S ASHES". EVEN IF YOU HAVEN'T.. THERE'S GOOD REASON TO SEE THE FILM VERSION... WHICH IS ONE OF MANY NEW MOVIES OPENING CHRISTMAS DAY. DENNIS CUNNINGHAM HAS A REVIEW.


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[SOT Friday 10:29:06]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-"Angela's Ashes"; :]
[SUPER=04-Paramount Pictures; :]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Cunningham/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=2:18]
[OUT Q=CBS News]

(( (ON CAM DENNIS) YES, THE PULITZER-PRIZE WINNING NOVEL, "ANGELA'S ASHES," THOUGH WRITTEN LIKE FINE FICTION.. IS REAL. THE BEAUTIFULLY-WRITTEN MEMOIRS OF FRANK MCCOURT, GROWING UP VERY POOR IN RAINY, GRIMY, LIMERICK, IRELAND.. HIS MOTHER WAS ANGELA. IT WAS A BEST-SELLER FOR YEARS, STILL IS, IN PAPERBACK, WHERE IT WILL LONG REMAIN. THE MOVIE, OF COURSE, CAN'T BE THE NOVEL.. SOME THINGS MUST BE LOST. STILL.. IT'S AN ESPECIALLY COMPELLING FILM EXPERIENCE.

(DENNIS VO/CLIPS)

ON CAM DENNIS) IT'S THE FILM OF THE YEAR AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED.. NOT JUST FOR THE SPLENDID ACTING, OR ALAN PARKER'S SHARP DIRECTING.. OR THE AMAZING SCREENPLAY BY MR. PARKER AND LAURA JONES, OR THE GLORIOUS MUSIC BY HOHN WILLIAMS. BUT A FINAL NINE, ABOVE ALL, FOR THE WIDE HUMAN LANDSCAPE IT COVERS.. OH, SO VERY WELL. I'M DENNIS CUNNINGHAM FOR CBS NEWS.)