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Coming up on News 7-
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It's a match. Federal health officials say the latest anthrax case matches earlier cases.
The busiest travel weekend of the year.
and a busy night... getting ready for a Thanksgiving tradition in New York.
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Plus the holiday forecast. News 7 us atNews 7 iis
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((WERE NOT FLYERS SO WE DIDN'T PLAN ON FLYING AND I DON'T THINK THAT I WOULD FLY NOW.))
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Many travelers are feeling the same...as the roads fill up with holiday traffic.
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People around the country are traveling to their Thanksgiving destinations at this hour and a record number are expected to be behind the wheel. Many motorists are driving through our region tonight....
with a check of how our roads are handling the traffic we go to New 7's Rachel Cannon is live off of Interstate-81...Rachel?
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Jean, After the events of September 11th, It's no surprise that more people are driving this year than flying...
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Officials want to make sure it's safe. Today Roanoke City held a checkpoint to enforce seat belt and DWI laws, while State Police say they have every available Trooper working.
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((Nats TC
Fred Burriss is one of over 30-million Americans traveling this holiday weekend. Getting behind the wheel makes him part of the 87-percent of those choosing to drive.
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((FRED BURRISS/HOLIDAY TRAVELER; IT REALLY HASN'T BEEN TOO BAD THERE ARE POCKETS OF SLOW TRAFFIC BUT IT HASN'T BEEN TOO BACKED UP. ))
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Helping traffic flow is a move by V-Dot to open closed lanes on I-81. Officials expected a higher volume on the road because of a fear of flying and low gas prices.
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((I THINK WE ANTICIPATED IT OUR, SALES SINCE THE EVENTS IN NEW YORK IS PICKED UP GREATLY, VERY STRONG.))
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Triple A says the average price in Virginia for regular gasoline is 1-09...that's 35-cents lower than last Thanksgiving.
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((THEY GET HERE AND THEY THINK THIS IS BETTER THEN SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOME OF THE OTHER STATES DOWN SOUTH. ))
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((THE GAS PRICES ARE A LOT CHEAPER AND THEY ARE SUPRISINGLY A LOT CHEAPER AS YOU COME THIS WAY.))
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The tourism industry wants people to see the low prices and travel this way. Suffering of course from the events of September 11th,
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Jean, the tourism industry is hopefully holiday traveling will give a boost to sagging tourism.

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No word today from the F-A-A on whether it'll allow the Roanoke Airport to re-open the short- term parking lot.
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Airport officials had hoped to hear from Washington today, as the Regional Airport geared up for the busiest travel week of the year. The day came and went without word from the Administration, and the number of passengers was down by about 25-percent.
Virginia National Guardsmen are still patrolling Virginia's nine airports. Some of these part-time soldiers bring civilian law enforcement experience with them.
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((MANY OF OUR SOLDIERS ARE CURRENTLY POLICE OFFICERS IN LOCAL POLICE FORCES AND SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE REGION.))
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Travelers expressed mixed feelings about armed troops stationed inside commercial airports. Some said it heightened their sense of security. Others weren't so sure.
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[Anthrax]


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The Anthrax that killed a woman matches the strains investigated in earlier cases.
But federal health officials say it's really too early to tell what that means.
Investigators are trying to figure out where a 94 year old woman contracted anthrax...
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Otillie Lundgren died this morning ... five days after going to the hospital.
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Lundgren lived alone.... Now federal and state authorities are at her home trying to find the source of the anthrax.
Unfortunately Lundgren was never able to help investigators... so they're starting where they have before- searching for any signs of anthrax at nearby postal facilities.
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((JOHN ROWLAND/CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR: WE'VE RULED OUT NATURAL ANTHRAX BECAUSE INHALED WHERE WOULD NOT COME FROM THE NATURAL ASPECTS OF ANIMALS.))
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Meanwhile the Governor is encouraging the 15 hundred postal workers who work at nearby facilties to start taking antibiotics.
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A spokesman for the Taliban says the world should forget about September 11th...
The U-S response? It's forging ahead with the war on the Taliban- and attempts to track down Osama bin laden.
Teri Okita has more from Washington.
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PRESIDENT BUSH BEGAN HIS THANKSGIVING A LITTLE EARLY ... SERVING UP A TURKEY DINNER TO TROOPS AT FORT CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY. u-s-a! u-s-a! CHEERING TROOPS WELCOMED THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, WHO VOWED, THE U-S WILL DESTROY OSAMA BIN LADEN'S TERRORIST NETWORK, PIECE BY PIECE. I've got two words I wanna say to ya...air, assault!! U-S WARPLANES ARE ZEROING IN ON TUNNELS AND CAVES AROUND KANDAHAR AND KUNDUZ ... WHERE BIN LADEN AND HIS FOLLOWERS MAY BE HIDING.
Paul Wolfowitz/Deputy Secretary of Defense WE'D LIKE TO KILL AS MANY AS WE CAN OR CAPTURE THEM WHILE THEY'RE IN PLACES WHERE THEY CAN BE LOCATED. We have no idea where he is... TALIBAN LEADERS SAY THEY HAVE NO CLUE WHERE BIN LADEN COULD BE, BUT THE U-S DOESN'T BUY IT. IN AN INTERVIEW FOR THE CBS NEWS BROADCAST 60 MINUTES II, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RUMSFELD SAYS HE WOULD RATHER SEE BIN LADEN KILLED THAN CAPTURED. Voice of David MARTIN: BUT YOU'D JUST AS SOON SEE HIM DEAD. Donald RUMSFELD/Secretary of Defense: OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS YES, AFTER WHAT HE'S DONE. YOU BET YOUR LIFE. MEANWHILE THE TALIBAN SAYS IT IS TIME FOR AMERICANS TO FORGET ABOUT THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS. BUT U-S COMMANDERS SAY, IN THIS WAR, THERE'S NO FORGIVING, OR FORGETTING. "We will never tire!! and we will hunt them down!!..cheers) - 4 seconds. Teri Okita: U-S IS TIGHTENING UP POSSIBLE ESCAPE ROUTES.)


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Local job losses and falling revenues add up to major budget trouble for Henry County.
Today, the School Board outlined a controversial proposal that could close some schools and consolidate others.

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Officials say declining enrollment, falling sales tax revenues, and the state budget crunch have left them with a shortfall that could exceed one million dollars.
They're now reviewing a plan that would combine Laurel Park and Magna Vista High Schools at Magna Vista, and combine Fieldale-Collinsville and Bassett High Schools at the Bassett site.
The plan would also bring other changes that include closing three elementary schools.
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((J. KELLY CECIL/HENRY CO. SCHOOL BOARD: RIGHT NOW WE'VE ONLY GOT SO MANY DOLLARS TO EDUCATE OUR STUDENTS, AND WE'VE GOT TO USE THAT DOLLAR TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY FOR EVERY ONE OF THOSE STUDENTS.)) ((ARDYS WINSLOW/LAUREL PARK PARENT: IT FEELS LIKE IT HAS BEEN MADE. AND WE'RE BEING TOLD WE HAVE TO SWALLOW THIS. AND I UNDERSTAND THE ECONOMICAL BREAKDOWN OF IT AND WE ARE LOSING BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY, BUT YOU STILL HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN AND THAT'S THE BIGGEST ISSUE.))
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The school board has scheduled a public hearing on December third. Members plan to vote on the re-organization December sixth.
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A Ferrum woman will spend 3-and -a half years in prison for letting Oxycontin fall into her baby daughter's hands.

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24-year-old Lisa Chaney entered an Alford plea and was found guilty of felony child neglect.
An Alford plea means she does not admit guilt but agrees there's enough evidence to convict her.
Last June, Chaney's relatives took her 16-month-old daughter to the hospital when the baby wouldn't wake up from a nap.
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((HEATHER PULLAN/ASST. FRANKLIN CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: AT ABOUT 8:30 THAT NIGHT, LISA'S IN-LAWS STOPPED BY THE HOUSE AND SAW THE CONDITION THAT KATLYN WAS IN AND RUSHED HER TO FRANKLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WHERE SHE ACTUALLY DID STOP BREATHING AND HAD THE BAG PLACED OVER HER MOUTH TO RESUSCITATE HER. INSTEAD OF FOLLOWING TO THE HOSPITAL, LISA CHANEY LEFT A NOTE THAT SHE WAS GOING TO THE STORE SOMEWHERE. ))
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Xanax and oxycontin were found in the baby's blood stream.
Chaney said the baby must have ingested pills that fell on the floor.
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The baby lived -- and is doing fine.
She and Chaney's 6-year-old daughter now live with their grandparents.

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A Henry County man is facing a charge of felony child abuse following the death of his six- month old daughter.
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23-year old James Ray Hooker of Axton is in the Henry County Jail.
Investigators say he claimed his daughter was hurt in a vehicle he was driving.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF; WE WERE FIRST TOLD IT HAD FALLEN OUT OF A BABY SEAT AND STRUCK THE DASH OF THE VEHICLE, BUT THAT WASN'T CONSISTENT WITH THAT AND WE FELT FROM EARLY ON IT WAS A SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME TYPE OF DEATH.))
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Investigators believe Breanna Marie Hooker was injured at her home before she died.
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The decline in air travel since the September 11 attacks may help put Amtrack back on track -
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And some of America's most loveable characters will be joined by some of the most patriotic as they truck around New York City tomorrow. We'll have details coming up.
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((Hey sports fans check this out, The Cave Springs boys basketball team had a scrimmage game this evening against defending Group 2-A champion Martinsville. Steve Mason has a preview of the girls state basketball tournament coming up later this week and the Roanoke Express begins a three game stretch tomorrow night hosting Greensboro.
All that and much more coming up in sports.))
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A forest fire in Bath County is contained tonight.
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The Dickenson Ridge Fire is burning about three miles southwest of Millboro Springs. 200-acres have been charred. The blaze, which started yesterday, is being fought by three "20-person" crews and local fire departments. There's no word on a cause.
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Two other fires that have burned more than one thousand acres a piece are also contained. The "Hickory Run Fire" in Page County and the Heard Mountain Fire in Albemarle County are both in the mop-up stage.

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Amtrak may be on the path to recovery. Congressman Bob Goodlatte says recent terrorist attacks may actually benefit the financially strapped railroad.
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While presenting a check to Roanoke's Achievement Center earlier this week Goodlatte commented on the state of the travel industry.
He says a lack of demand for air travel following the attacks of September eleventh may mean a brighter future for rail service.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R) 6TH DISTRICT: I THINK IT'S GOING TO HELP AMTRAK BECAUSE IT HAS DEFINATELY PUT A NEW AWARENESS ON THE PART OF MANY PEOPLE, INCLUDING MANY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, OF THE IMPORTANCE OF PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO DRIVING AND FLYING.))
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Amtrak is included in a plan for Trans-Dominion to provide rail service across the Commonwealth. The goal is for the company to eventually provide all the trains for the venture.

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It's as much of a tradition as turkey and football on Thanksgiving... It is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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And tonight is "inflation eve"
This is when the giant floats come to life.
The floats are blown up and roped down for tomorrow's parade.
This year's parade theme.... "A tribute to America."
The Statue of Liberty will be the first float... followed by others paying tribute to the city's heroes including the police and fire departments.
There will also be fun floats.. including Big Bird ... and Clifford the big red dog.
The parade starts at nine.
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Governor Gilmore continues tradition by taxing American Indians before Thanksgiving -
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And.. He may have been pardoned - but where's a turkey to go if he's not needed for Thanksgiving? We'll have those stories when News 7 returns.

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He won't have phased out the car tax entirely.
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And Governor Jim Gilmore will leave office soon still collecting taxes from the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Indians.
The Indian tax tribute is NO great burden -- beaver pelts, rockfish, and deer -- and it's a 355 year tradition of tribute to Virginia's governor.
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((CHIEF "SWIFTWATER" MILES/PAMUNKEY TRIBE: IT ALSO HAS THE STORY OF POCAHONTAS IN IT. BUT ALSO WHAT'S SIGNIFICANT IS THE EMBLEM IN THE MIDDLE IS WISHING YOU GOOD IN THE FUTURE, IN WHATEVER YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVOURS ARE, BE THEY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE. GILMORE: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CHIEF.))
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But the tribes remember that they haven't always had the support of the Governor -- who came late to supporting their ongoing bid for federal recognition and one who supports a reservoir they oppose.
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((KIRK "THKEE" MOORE/PAMUNKEY TRIBE: I THINK THE STATE GOVERNMENT COULD DO BETTER BY ITS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. THEY SHOULD SUPPORT THE PAMUNKEY PEOPLE AND ITS TREATIES, SUCH AS DUMPING WASTE INTO THE PAMUNKEY RIVER. SUCH AS ALLOWING NATIVES WHO ARE INCARCERATED TO PRAY AS A NATIVE PEOPLE. THE STATE IS VERY POOR ON BOTH.))
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The Governor also declared today the Day of the American Indians in the Commonwealth, and proclaimed it the "official beginning" to the state's Thanksgiving holiday.
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[Pardoned-Turkeys]


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What happens to the lucky presidently pardoned turkeys...
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President Bush's turkeys now get to spend their time at Frying Pan Park in Herndon. The park is located at a historical farm with activities including a petting zoo, equestrian courses and farm demonstrations. The park is open to the public. But tonight, these turkeys are thankful just to be alive.

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[S-Extra]


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The Express has a plate full of games over the Thanksgiving Holiday and the high school football regionals kickoff this Friday night we'll show you the schedule of games.
But first our Extra Point.
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Tech senior linebacker Ben Taylor has been named a second team All American by Football News.
Taylor leads the team with 109 tackles he has 63 solo stops, 64 assisted tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 13 quarterback hurries 4 point 5 sacks and an interception.
This is the second consecutive year that Taylor has been named an all american. And here are tonight's college scores.
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[S-Cave]


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Cave Spring High School would host the defending group two a champion Martinsville Bulldogs in preseason scrimmage.
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2 of the areas top coaches Cave Springs Billy Hicks and Martinsville's Troy Wells would get an early indication at where their respective teams are.
And the Knights knew pretty quick that J.J. Reddick was on his game. Reddick would drive hard to the hoop and score showing that outside shooting is only part of his game and his Knights would take an 11 point lead in the first quarter.
Reddick would also demonstrate his passing ability on the inbounds he gives to Jason Hurgruder for 2 points.
Martinsville would close the gap in the second quarter Kameron King with the slam dunk to make it 22 to 16 knights in front. But the scrimmage was more about what both teams need to work on in the preseason.
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[S-UVA]


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The Virginia Cavaliers picked up another basketball victory last night. Chris Williams scored 22 and Roger Mason, Junior 21 as the Cavs beat Howard 115 to 66.


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Steve Mason gives us a look at the girls high school state tournament match ups in another edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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((THE GIRLS STATE QUARTERFINALS TIP OFF THIS WEEKEND AND GLENVAR, RADFORD, NORTHSIDE, WILLIAM FLEMING, BASSETT, AND ALTAVISTA ARE STILL ALIVE. HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BOBCATS AND THE COLONELS.
According to coach Cynthia Brown, the Colonels are playing in the state tournament for the first time since the mid 80s. Bassett, their opponent, won the group 2A state championship last year. But the Fleming team feels it has more than enough positives to make up for a lack of state tournament experience. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Radford is making it's first state tournament appearance since 1990, a year the Bobcats won the double A championship. Radford takes on Appalachia. ((:)) ((:))
In other action Saturday, Glenvar battles J.J. Kelly at Northside, and, speaking of the Vikings, they take on Lee County at Virginia High along with Radford and Appalachia. Fleming and Bassett play at Salem high school and Altavista meets Franklin at William Campbell. Steve Mason HHW.))


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The Roanoke Express begins a three game in three nights run on Thanksgiving when Greensboro comes to the Roanoke Civic Center. Roanoke will have to play without it's leading scorer.
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Center Mike Omicioli was called up to the AHL Hershey Bears last night. Omicioli has 21 points and that breaks down to 8 goals and 13 assists. He is the second player to be called up in the last two days along with Vern Fiddler.
Even without Roanoke's two top offensive players, the Express must focus.
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Friday Football Extra is getting ready to crown regional champions this week. But this is a Holiday weekend and we know many of you will be traveling. So, here's the entire statewide regional playoff schedule for you with game times and the home team listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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That's it for sports. Have a great Thanksgiving everybody!!!