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[IN Q=Civilized people throughout the world...]
((LAURA BUSH/FIRST LADY: CIVILIZED PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD ARE SPEAKING OUT IN HORROR - NOT ONLY BECAUSE OUR HEARTS BREAK FOR THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN AFGHANISTAN, BUT ALSO BECAUSE IN AFGHANISTAN, WE SEE THE WORLD THE TERRORISTS WOULD LIKE TO IMPOSE ON THE REST OF US.'.))
[OUT Q=impose on the rest of us.]
America's first lady speaks out on the plight of women in Afghanistan, while the search for Osama Bin Laden Continues.
Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.[Acosta-Update]
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U-S officials believe Osama bin Laden is still in Afghanistan and that the Taliban is trying to confuse things by saying otherwise.
A Taliban official earlier today claimed that bin Laden had left Afghanistan.
Then he clarified that statement-- saying bin Laden had only left the part of Afghanistan that was once under Taliban control.
Jim Acosta joins us from Washington with more on the days events... including the latest on Afghanistan's outsted president.
[LIVE=Acosta /FULL NEWSPATH]
[SUPER=141-Jim Acosta/CBS News]
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[IN Q=Nat sound ]
[SUPER=141-Roy J. Kelly/F-14 Pilot; :22]
[OUT Q=back to you.]
HUNDREDS OF U-S GROUND TROOPS ARE IN HOT PURSUIT OF OSAMA BIN LADEN.
BRITAIN'S SUNDAY TIMES REPORTS AMERICAN AND BRITISH SPECIAL FORCES WANT
TO CUT-OFF THE AL QUEDA LEADER BEFORE HE SLIPS INTO PAKISTAN -- FOCUSING
THEIR SEARCH ON AREAS AROUND THE TALIBAN STRONGHOLD OF KANDAHAR.
MILITARY LEADERS ARE TAKING STEPS TO MAKE SURE THEY DON'T BOMB THE WRONG
PEOPLE ON THE GROUND.
Commander Roy J. Kelly, F14 Pilot
"With so much vehicle movement around and troops moving around it is
hard to keep the big picture of who is who, where they're at and what
the locations are."
MEANWHILE AFGHANISTAN'S FORMER PRESIDENT -- ONCE OUSTED BY THE TALIBAN
-- RETURNED TO THE CAPITAL OF KABUL -- CLAIMING HE'S THE LEGITIMATE HEAD
THAT COULD COMPLICATE UNITED NATIONS EFFORTS TO CREATE A MULTI-ETHNIC
BUT THE WHITE HOUSE BELIEVES THE COUNTRY'S PROSPECTS REMAIN HIGH -- NOW
THAT THE TALIBAN IS ON THE RUN.
SOT: Laura Bush "That regime is now in retreat across much of the
country, and the people of Afghanistan -- especially women -- are
BECOMING THE FIRST FIRST LADY TO DELIVER THE PRESIDENT'S WEEKLY RADIO
ADDRESSS -- LAURA BUSH SAID AFGHAN WOMEN ARE BETTER OFF NOW THAN THEY
WERE TWO MONTHS AGO.
SOT: Laura Bush "Muslims around the world have condemned the brutal
degradation of women and children by the Taliban regime."
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MANY OF THOSE WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE NOW REFUGEES -- AS INTENSE FIGHTING
IS FORCING A MASS EXODUS FROM THE TALIBAN'S LAST NORTHERN STRONGHOLD OF
NORTHERN ALLIANCE SOLDIERS ARE SURROUNDING THE CITY -- TO BATTLE SOME 20
THOUSAND TALIBAN TROOPS STILL CLINGING TO POWER.
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Investigators have found what seems to be another anthrax-tained letter in mail sent to the Capitol.
The F-B-I says it was addressed to Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy-- who's chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
It was postmarked in Trenton, New Jersey, on October ninth, like the one sent to Senator Tom Daschle.
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[IN Q=I got to admit]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Patrick Leahy/(D) Vermont; ]
((I GOT TO ADMIT IT'S A TAD CHILLING WHEN YOU SEE YOUR NAME ON SOMETHING LIKE THIS ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'VE SEEN IT ON SO MANY.. THE SAME WRITING, YOU DON'T NEED TO BE AN EXPERT TO KNOW THAT'S THE SAME.))
[OUT Q=to know that's the same.]
Investigators found the letter yesterday as they hunted through unopened Capitol Hill mail.
Preliminary tests were positive for anthrax, and more tests are
Several New York City firefighters arrived in Roanoke County today, not by fire truck but by bicycle.
They're riding from coast to coast to say thanks to everyone who gave their support after the September 11th attacks.
Along the way, they plan to stop at more than 100 fire departments across the country.
Late this afternoon, the firefighters arrived to a hero's welcome at the Read Mountain Firehouse.
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[IN Q=Its been overwhelming]
((MATT HORNUNG/NEW YORK FIREFIGHTER: IT'S BEEN OVERWHELMING, POSITIVE, COMPLETELY THEY'VE BEEN FANTASTIC, EVERYBODY. EVERY FIREFIGHTER WE'VE MET, EVERY CIVILIAN, EVERY POLICE OFFICER, EVERYBODY WE'VE PASSED ON THE ROAD HAS BEEN EXCELLENT, GIVEN US A LOT OF SUPPORT AND THAT MAKES US WANT TO GO FURTHER AND FURTHER.))
[SUPER=141-Matt Hornung/New York Firefighter]
[OUT Q=further and further]
The New York firefighters will spend the night at the Read Mountain Firehouse before hitting the road tomorrow morning.
They plan to wrap up the "Cycle Across America" tour in Los Angeles sometime in mid-December.
Officials believe arson is to blame for a forest fire that's burning in Montgomery County tonight.
The blaze has consumed more than 130 acres in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest and right now is NOT contained.
It's burning in the Craig's Creek area... close to the Appalachian Trail.
Crews with the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest are handling the overall management of the fire...
Crews from around the U-S and here locally are also pitching in.
Forestry officials say it's important to remember-- a state-wide burning ban is in effect in Virginia.
A hair salon owner from Albemarle County who lost to Senator Emily Couric in the 1999 election has won the Republican nomination for Couric's seat.
Jane Maddux won by a 3-to-1 margin to become the G-O-P candidate for the seat formerly held by Couric, who died of pancreatic cancer last month.
Maddux will face Democratic Delegate (CREE) Creigh Deeds of Bath County in a December 18th special election to fill the final two years of Couric's term.
An electrified crowd turned out in Bedford County today.
Customers of Southside Electric are angry over a sharp increase in their electric bill.
As Justin McLeod found out the state hopes deregulation will be the light at the end of the tunnel.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of owners talking to customer]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ingrid Woodford/Business Owner; :14]
[SUPER=01-Larry Longshore/Southside Electric; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Susan Witt/Southside Electric Customer; 1:28]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Bedford County]
((((NAT SOUND OF OWNER TALKING TO CUSTOMER))
For the owners of Lakeway Minit Mart in Huddleston, the shock to the system came last July.
Their electric bill skyrocketed.
[IN Q=I've seen an increase]
((INGRID WOODFORD/BUSINESS OWNER: I'VE SEEN AN INCREASE FROM 1800 TO 1900 TO 2200.))
[OUT Q=1900 to 2200]
And she's not alone.
More than fifty Bedford County residents took their concerns to the State Corporation Commission Saturday afternoon in Huddleston.
They can't understand why their electric bills have doubled or tripled while their usage has gone down.
[IN Q=Last October, Southside electric]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: LAST OCTOBER, SOUTHSIDE ELECTRIC FILED FOR A MORE THAN 10-PERCENT RATE INCREASE WITH THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION. THAT INCREASE WENT INTO EFFECT LAST JANUARY. BUT OVER THE SUMMER, THE S-C-C REDUCED THAT RATE TO JUST OVER SEVEN PERCENT WHICH WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL 2004.))
[OUT Q=until 2004]
((NAT SOUND OF FIRST WOMAN SHOWING US HER BILL))
Customers have also seen a major increase in their fuel charge.
The state allows utilities to recover all fuel costs which increased sharply last year.
[IN Q=If the fuel can stabilize]
((LARRY LONGSHORE/SOUTHSIDE ELECTRIC: IF THE FUEL CAN STABILIZE AND WE CAN GET THOSE COSTS PUSHED ASIDE OR DONE AWAY WITH THEN THE RATES WILL COME DOWN.))
[OUT Q=will come down]
Electricity deregulation may also help.
Residents of 31 southwest and southside localities will soon be able to choose who provides their power.
The state believes electricity choice will attract more providers and therefore bring more competition.
But the new rules don't take effect until January first.
[IN Q=We watch every penny]
((SUSAN WITT/SOUTHSIDE ELECTRIC CUSTOMER: WE WATCH EVERY PENNY THAT WE SPEND AND WE'RE JUST CONCERNED ABOUT THE EXTRA CHARGES THAT CONTINUE TO GO UP AND UP AND UP.))
[OUT Q=up and up]
For people here in Bedford County, anything that brings down their electric bill can't come soon enough.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Bedford County.))[Tease1]
Still ahead on News 7-- highlights of Virginia Tech's win over Virginia...
and even though it's not quite Thanksgiving... it's beginning to look like Christmas with a patriotic theme. Stay with us...
A jury recommends life in prison instead of death in a 12 year old Halifax County murder case.
Raymond Pin was found guilty Thursday night of capital murder for the stabbing deaths of Frank Sydnor and his step-daughter in Halifax County in 1989.
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Pin was found living in Pennsylvania last year after someone recognized him from a segment on America's Most Wanted.
The killings were apparently over a gambling debt.
Friday night, the jury sentenced Pin to life in prison.
The Commonwealth's Attorney was seeking the death penalty.
The nation's airlines are still recovering from yesterday's airport shutdown in Atlanta.
Flights were halted and the nation's busiest airport evacuated
after a man dashed past an airport security checkpoint -- he later
told police he was afraid of missing his flight.
Michael Lasseter has since been released from jail...
He's been charged with disorderly conduct and could face federal charges for violating airport security.
A group of local students is finding out what it's like to live without a home.
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About two dozen students took part in the "Night Without a Home" sleep out event in Roanoke. The event attempted to give youths a glimpse of the struggles homeless people face each day. The students converted cardboard boxes into shelter for most of the night.
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[IN Q=The ultimate goal tonight...]
((CAROL WRIGHT/ROANOKE CITY HUMAN SERVICES; THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO RAISE AWARENESS SURROUNDING HOMELESSNESS, TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THERE ARE HOMELESS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND THERE ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE, BUT YET THERE ARE STILL NOT ENOUGH, AND WE'RE HERE JUST A LITTLE BIT EXTRA.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Wright/Roanoke City Human Services;]
[OUT Q=a little bit extra.]
[VO-NAT - :07+]
Tonight's sleep out raised money for homeless shelters in the area and the City of Roanoke Homeless Assistance Team.
A Roanoke neighborhood came alive today with the Christmas spirit.
Hundreds lined Grandin Road for the annual Children's Holiday parade.
This year's event took on a patriotic tone as kids decorated themselves in their floats (6:14) in red, white, and blue.
This event had been going on for more than twenty years.
It always ends with an appearance by Old St. Nick.
Still ahead on News 7 at 11, the Commonwealth Cup will stay in Blacksburg for another year. Roy Stanley will have highlights from today's Virginia, Virginia Tech matchup...
but before that, an Eagle Rock man is making a name for himself with pieces of the past. We'll have that and more in just a few minutes.
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He's a woodworker whose passion has roots in years gone by.
In this week's Time Off Shannon Young introduces us to an Eagle Rock man who is building a future while preserving the past.
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[IN Q=Kevin Riddle is making a hay fork...]
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Kevin Riddle is making a hay fork the same way such tools have been made in Southwest Virginia for generations: by hand.
Though he says his family has a history of being crafty, Riddle had to learn wood working from scratch.
He says he was fascinated from the get-go.
[IN Q=What really intrigued me...]
((What really intrigued me about this was how much you could do with just a little box of hand tools.))
[OUT Q=little box of hand tools.]
The Mountainman Woodshop specializes in hay forks and slat back chairs.
But Riddle also does custom pieces and can count props for the movie Somersby as some of his more visable work.
Each item starts out as a log.
The wood is soaked to make it easier to work.
Then the log is split... never cut with a saw.
[IN Q=To saw out a piece of wood]
((To saw out a piece of wood, it goes in a straight line and no piece of wood naturally is straight like that so, you have to follow the grain lines to keep everything intact, and that keeps everything stronger.))
[OUT Q=keeps everything stronger.]
Each piece is shaved for smoothness, then measured and marked.
The size of the wood determines whether Riddle makes a three, four or five tine fork.
[IN Q=this is what they look like..]
((This is what they look like in the rough.))
[OUT Q=like in the rough.]
When building chairs, *timing* is of utmost importance.
The pieces are fitted when moist so they'll dry in place.
[IN Q=This don't have any glue...]
((This don't have any glue or any nails or hardware holding it together.))
[OUT Q=holding it together.]
The finished product should last for years.
Riddle hopes the art form will live on, too.
[IN Q=Of course, what I'm dealing with here...]
((Of course, what I'm dealing with here is the material culture of the Appalachian Mountain region. that's part of my mission, if you wanna call it that, is to preserve some of that culture.))
[OUT Q=to preserve some of that culture.]
Shannon Young, News 7, Eagle Rock.))
Virginia Tech beat U-V-A for the third straight year last night in a game that wasn't nearly as close as the final score indicates.
Mike Stevens has more on the Hokies 31 to 17 victory
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[SUPER=01-Monsanto Pope/8 Tackles for UVA; :45]
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V-M-I blew a 10 point half time lead and Samford comes from behind to beat the Keydets 46 to 28.
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It was Seniors day in Lexington as the Keydets took the field for the game against the Bulldogs.
V-M-I gets off to the early start quarterback Joey Gibson hands off to Kevin Solomon he hurdles into the end zone from the 9 to make it 7 to nothing Keydets.
Then Bulldogs quarterback Ramon Nelson is forced out of the pocket at midfield but he hits running back Jason Ogletree open at the 40 he takes it to the 4 yard line to set up the T-D two plays later and Samford led 12 to 7.
But with under a minute left in the first half Solomon would strike again he takes the kickoff and takes it the length of the field for the score the Keydets went into the locker room up 10 at the half but the Bulldogs rallied in the second half to beat V-M-I 46 to 28.
The Hokies win the battle for state bragging rights, more later on Sunday Morning.
Miami's Ken Dorsey passed for a couple of T-D's as the Hurricanes get back on track for the national championship game beating Syracuse 59 to nothing.
The battle in Miami was for first place in the Big East.
Dorsey goes to the air in the first quarter and hits Andre Johnson for the first of his 2 T-D catches and the Hurricanes led 10 to nothing.
Dorsey connected with his tight end Jeremy Shockey on 2 T-D passes this 8 yarder made it 17 to nothing and Miami wins it 59 to zip.
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Sixth ranked Tennessee rallied from 21 points down against Kentucky.
Alex Walls booted this 44 yard field goal late in the fourth quarter and Tennessee comes from behind to beat Kentucky 38 to 35.
And here are the rest of the scores.
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
Virginia Tech opened its basketball season with a win. Terry Taylor scored 19 as the Hokies beat Mount St. Mary's 82 to 59.
Wichita State beat Radford 82 to 81, Hampden-Sydney downed Wabash 70 to 63 and Swathmore beat Washington and Lee 70 to 63.
That's it for sports, have a great day everybody!
Roanoke College has advanced to the chamionship of the Salem Bank and Trust tournament beating York 88 to 74.
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The Maroons come out with the trey Kenny Harrell passes to Jamar Mansel who hits the three pointer but the Maroons trailed by 2.
The Cardinals get to Roberto (TAHP-ee-uh) Tapia and he drives the lane on the break and scores the easy duece York was still out in front.
But the Maroons come back Kevin Hunter passes to Robby Pridgeon for 2 of his 20 points and Roanoke wins it 88 to 74.
The Maroons will play Wesley an 80 to 67 winner over Ferrum in the championship today.
William Fleming is the Region 3 girls basketball champion after beating Northside 49 to 33.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Fleming vs Northside; :]
The Colonels get the jump when Nicky Bolden passes inside to Olivia Grant for the easy layup and the lead.
But Northside makes a run Megan Myers passes inside to Corrie Fertitta who hits the jumper for the Vikings.
Fleming calls on Grant again she spins for the jumper and 2 of her 19 and the Colonels win it 49 to 33.
And Glenvar beat Radford 43 to 33 to claim the Region C title.
The Roanoke Express was at the Roundhouse last night for a showdown with the Dayton Bombers.
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The Sumo wrestlers having a little fun in between periods.
Dayton's Ben Keup gets the pass and fires the slap shot past the Express goalie and the Bombers led 1 to nothing.
The Bombers come right back Preston Mizzi flips the puck from behind the net and Chris Thompson guides it in for the score Daytona led 2 to nothing and Dayton goes on to win it 3 to 1.
And finally tonight...
A family in Romania has turned one person's trash into a treasure.
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[SUPER=75-Ilva Mica, Romania;]
The Lenhardt family are the proud owners of that county's largest pumpkin-- weighing 155 pounds.
They bought the pumpkin from their neighbor.. who was planning to throw it way.
The Lenhardts want to keep the pumpkin until New Year Eve's,
when they plan to cook it in their bread oven and to invite more than 50- relatives for dinner.
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