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There may be progress in negotiations between the northern alliance and Taliban forces in Afghanistan.
An alliance official says Taliban forces have declared themselves ready to give up the northern Afghan city of Kunduz.
That's after a threat from the alliance of an all-out attack, if they don't.
Meanwhile, U-S forces are trying to keep Osama bin Laden and members of his terror network from fleeing the country.
Defense officials say the Navy will be boarding cargo ships suspected of carrying bin Laden or other leaders of his al-Qaida terrorist group.
Aleen Sirgany is in Washington D-C this morning with the latest.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Kunduz, Afghanistan;]
[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=144-File Tape;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]

((
NORTHERN ALLIANCE TROOPS PACE BACK AND FOURTH ALONG THE DUSTY ROADS NEAR KUNDUZ. THEY ARE WAITING FOR THE OCCUPYING FORCES TO MAKE A CHOICE -- EITHER SURRENDER THE CITY OR FACE DEATH.
TALIBAN SOLDIERS IN KUNDUZ SAY THEY'RE READY TO PUT DOWN THEIR ARMS. BUT THOUSANDS OF NON-AFGHAN FIGHTERS -- WHO REMAIN LOYAL TO OSAMA BIN LADEN -- ARE REFUSING TO LEAVE.
LEADERS OF THE ALLIANCE WARN THEY WILL BEGIN ATTACKING THE CITY FROM ALL SIDES -- IF THE ISSUE IS NOT RESOLVED BY TODAY.

(NAT)


MEANWHILE, TALIBAN TROOPS DEFENDING THEIR SPIRITUAL CAPITAL OF KANDAHAR ARE COMING UNDER HEAVY FIRE TODAY, FROM U.S. WARPLANES AND RIVAL TRIBES.
AND MORE HELP COULD SOON BE ON THE WAY. U.S. MARINES OFF THE COAST OF PAKISTAN ARE GETTING READY TO MOVE INTO AFGHANISTAN. DEFENSE SECRETARY, DONALD RUMSFELD, WON'T SAY WHEN -- OR EVEN IF THEY'RE GOING IN. BUT HE ADMITS IT WILL TAKE GROUND TROOPS TO HUNT DOWN OSAMA BIN LADEN AND HIS FOLLOWERS.

(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY)

"We will have to put forces on the ground that are necessary to enable us to do it."
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AND U.S. SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN FIGHTING TERRORISM OVERSEAS ENJOYED A RARE BREAK THIS THANKSGIVING. THOSE ABOARD THE U-S-S THEODORE ROOSEVELT WERE TREATED TO A SHOW BY THE MIAMI DOLPHINS CHEERLEADERS. AND LATER TODAY -- THEY'LL SIT DOWN TO A HOLIDAY MEAL THAT INCLUDES 3-THOUSAND POUNDS OF TURKEY.
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[WRITER=syo]
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Firefighters have managed to contain several forest fires burning in western Virginia this week. But that doesn't mean they're entirely out.
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[SUPER=03-Bath Co.;]

The Dickenson Ridge Fire in Bath County is burning about three miles southwest of Millboro Springs. 200-acres have been charred. The blaze started two days ago.
It's being fought by three "20-person" crews, and local fire departments. There's no word on a cause.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Two other fires that have burned more than a thousand acres apiece 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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A Henry County man faces felony child abuse charges .. following the death of his six- month old daughter.
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[VO-NAT]


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.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=type of death.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Investigators believe Breanna Marie Hooker was injured at her home before she died.

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In sports, there's Thanksgiving football today, and the N-F-L's biggest turkeys are in action. The Detroit Lions will play, trying to avoid falling to 0-and-10 when they host the Green Bay Packers at the Silverdome. And Dallas hosts Denver with just two victories so far this season.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[WRITER=ejo]
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The original white bread celebrates a major birthday.
And spinning .. a new way to help keep your children's teeth clean.
Joe Gilday has those stories in this morning's Consumer Corner.
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[IN Q=The people at]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gilday/Reporting;]
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(( THE PEOPLE AT CREST ARE SPINNING IT AS THE PERFECT HOLIDAY STOCKING STUFFER: THE SPINBRUSH FOR KIDS.

TUCKED IN WITH ALL THOSE PLAQUE PRODUCING TREATS... THE BATTERY OPERATED SPIN BRUSH COULD BE A GREAT GIFT.

THEY COME IN FOUR FUN FORMS THAT COULD INSPIRE KIDS TO TAKE BRUSHING SERIOUSLY.

AND THAT MEANS CLEAN TEETH FOR THE KIDS, AND A CLEAN CONSCIENCE FOR PARENTS.

FOR SIX BUCKS... IT MAY BE WORTH A TRY.



A FAMILIAR BRAND OF CHEESE JUST LAUNCHED INTO THE SPECIALTY GIFT FOOD BUSINESS.

SARGENTO RESERVE DOT COM WILL BE COMPETING WITH ESTABLISHED CATALOG COMPANIES LIKE HARRY AND DAVID.

THE SARGENTO SITE OFFERS HIGH END GIFT ASSORTMENTS, INCLUDING MEAL KITS AND OTHER FOODS IN ADDITION TO AWARD WINNING CHEESES.

THE AVERAGE PRICE PER ITEM IS 30-DOLLARS.

AND EVERYTHING IN THE CATALOG IS LESS THAN 100 DOLLARS.



YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD THE PHRASE: BEST INVENTION SINCE SLICED BREAD.

WELL THIS IS IT: THE BREAD FROM WHICH ALL THOSE INVENTIONS DATE...
WONDER BREAD... THE FIRST SLICED BREAD.

WONDER MARKED 80 YEARS AS A BRAND WHIS WEEK.

THE SQUISHY, LIGHT VERY WHITE BREAD HAS BEEN AN AMERICAN SANDWICH STAPLE SINCE 1921.

IN THE CONSUMER CORNER, I'M JOE GILDAY.))

[First-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Retailers take extra steps to get your business tomorrow.
Nathan Roberts has that story and more in today's business report.
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[SOT CONUS 4:09:27]
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[SUPER=01-Nathan Roberts/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=I'm Nathan Roberts in Washington.]

(( GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 22 OF NOVEMBER.. THANKSGIVING 2001

HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING

HOPING THAT BLACK FRIDAY ---TOMORROW'S TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY
SHOPPING START--- ENDS IN THE BLACK, TWO BIG DISCOUNT RETAILERS ARE

TAKING NO CHANCES....

WALMART IS DEFERRING PAYMENTS ON IT'S CREIDT CARDS IF YOU BUY TOMORROW AND SPEND MORE THAN $199...

K-MART OPENS EARLY AT 5 AM FRIDAY AND STAYS OPEN 66 HOURS STRAIGHT.

A THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TO THINK THINGS OVER FOR VERIZON WORKERS... THEY ARE BEING OFFERED BUYOUTS...
SOME 130 THOUSAND UNION EMPLOYEES ARE BEING ASKED TO CONSIDER SEVERANCE PACKAGES.
THE COMPANY SAYS THEY ARE NOT MANDATORY LAYOFFS, BUT AN EFFORT TO TRY AND MEET COST CUTTING TARGETS.

INVESTOR WARREN BUFFET IS NOT THANKFUL TODAY.. A FEDERAL BANKRUPTCY JUDGE SAYS NO TO HIS PLAN TO BUY FRUIT OF THE LOOM.
THE JUDGE BALKED AT BUFFETT'S $30 MILLION EXIT FEE IF HIS BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY IS EITHER OUTBID OR IF THE BUFFET RECOVERY PLAN IS REJECTED.


MAINE'S CRANBERRY GROWERS ARE UNDER PRESSURE THIS THANKSGIVING.

THE U-S AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT WANTS GROWERS TO DUMP AT LEAST A-THIRD OF THEIR HARVEST.
THE PROBLEM: BIG CROPS DRAG DOWN PRICES.. UNLESS DEMAND RISES OUTSIDE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.
MANY ARE NOT EVEN MAKING THEIR COSTS OF PRODUCTION. ...SO THE PUSH IS ON TO OFFER NON HOLIDAY PRODUCTS LIKE CRANBERRY CHUTNEY AND EVEN VINEGAR.

AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..

I'M NATHAN ROBERTS IN WASHINGTON.))

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American financial markets are closed today, so we will resume our stock report tomorrow. News 7 Mornin will be right back.


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Millions of Americans were on the highways, in the skies, or on the rails yesterday .. heading for their Thanksgiving destinations.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Fred Burriss is one of the 87 per cent of holiday travelers choosing to drive.
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[IN Q=it really]
[SUPER=01-Fred Burriss/Holiday Traveler;]

((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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[VO-NAT]

V-DOT did its best to help traffic flow by opening lanes on I-81 that had been closed for construction.. Officials expected a higher volume on the road because of a fear of flying and low gas prices.
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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-48 tc 1:26:39]
[GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel]

Roanoke Regional Airport was hoping to get federal approval to re-open its short-term parking lot by this time .. but so far, no word from the F-A-A.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Airport officials had hoped to hear from Washington yesterday, 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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[SOT 21:32:45]
[IN Q= Many of our]

((MANY OF OUR SOLDIERS ARE CURRENTLY POLICE OFFICERS IN LOCAL POLICE FORCES AND SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE REGION.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Chappell/Virginia National Guard]
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[OUT Q=sheriff's departments throughout the region.]
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[VO-NAT]

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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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
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[GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving]


The 75th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade promises to be a star- spangled spectacular-- but this year will also feature tighter security.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The men in blue were visible yesterday, even before crews began inflating the enormous balloons.
This year's event will also recognize the victims of the World Trade Center attack.
Parade organizers are bringing back a balloon that originated in the 1940's, one that seems more appropriate than ever: Harold the Fireman.
Millions of people usually watch the parade on T-V.
This year, more than two million are expected to watch from the streets of New York.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, working on your life-long relationship may be one of the best ways to increase your chances of a LONG life.
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[VO-NAT CONUS 04:34:53]

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A study of people with heart disease found that those who were happily married appeared to outlive participants who were involved in unhappy relationships.
The research detailed in the American Journal of Cardiology suggests that supportive partners may help spouses stick to therapy routines and also reduce stress levels.
You don't have to be married to enjoy this benefit.
Other types of partnerships and support networks may also contribute to lower mortality rates.
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((Archive: Hunters for the hungry)) [2Headlines]
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U-S and alliance troops appear to be making headway in the showdown over the final Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan.
There is word the Taliban is ready to surrender.
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[Anchor=Kimberly]
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And the Henry County School Board is struggling over how to respond to the loss of tax revenue.
It could mean the closings or consolidations of several schools.
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Start your holiday with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Progress today in the showdown over the Taliban city of Kunduz.
U-S backed alliance troops have the city in northern AFghanistan surrounded on all four sides.
They're warning of an all-out fight to capture it, if the Taliban doesn't surrender by the end of the day.
A northern alliance officials says Taliban officials have declared themselves ready to give up, and are negotiating details of a surrender.
But those loyal to Osama bin Laden are holding their ground.
Aleen Sirgany is in Washington D-C this morning with the latest.
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[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]
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[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]

((NORTHERN ALLIANCE TROOPS PACE BACK AND FOURTH ALONG THE DUSTY ROADS NEAR KUNDUZ. THEY ARE WAITING FOR THE OCCUPYING FORCES TO MAKE A CHOICE -- EITHER SURRENDER THE CITY OR FACE DEATH.
TALIBAN SOLDIERS IN KUNDUZ SAY THEY'RE READY TO PUT DOWN THEIR ARMS. BUT THOUSANDS OF NON-AFGHAN FIGHTERS -- WHO REMAIN LOYAL TO OSAMA BIN LADEN -- ARE REFUSING TO LEAVE.
LEADERS OF THE ALLIANCE WARN THEY WILL BEGIN ATTACKING THE CITY FROM ALL SIDES -- IF THE ISSUE IS NOT RESOLVED BY TODAY.

(NAT)


MEANWHILE, TALIBAN TROOPS DEFENDING THEIR SPIRITUAL CAPITAL OF KANDAHAR ARE COMING UNDER HEAVY FIRE TODAY, FROM U.S. WARPLANES AND RIVAL TRIBES.
AND MORE HELP COULD SOON BE ON THE WAY. U.S. MARINES OFF THE COAST OF PAKISTAN ARE GETTING READY TO MOVE INTO AFGHANISTAN. DEFENSE SECRETARY, DONALD RUMSFELD, WON'T SAY WHEN -- OR EVEN IF THEY'RE GOING IN. BUT HE ADMITS IT WILL TAKE GROUND TROOPS TO HUNT DOWN OSAMA BIN LADEN AND HIS FOLLOWERS.

(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY)

"We will have to put forces on the ground that are necessary to enable us to do it."
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AND U.S. SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN FIGHTING TERRORISM OVERSEAS ENJOYED A RARE BREAK THIS THANKSGIVING. THOSE ABOARD THE U-S-S THEODORE ROOSEVELT WERE TREATED TO A SHOW BY THE MIAMI DOLPHINS CHEERLEADERS. AND LATER TODAY -- THEY'LL SIT DOWN TO A HOLIDAY MEAL THAT INCLUDES 3-THOUSAND POUNDS OF TURKEY.

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Fire hit a Roanoke home late Wednesday night.
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Flames could be seen shooting from the back end of the home on Riverland Road. Officials say they were called to house just after 11 p-m. No one was home the time of the blaze but officials say they did save an animal from inside. No word yet on damages or cause.
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Henry County's School Board is now considering a controversial proposal .. that could close some schools and consolidate others. It's the result of job losses and falling revenues that add up to major budget trouble.
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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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[SUPER=01-Ardys Winslow/Laurel Park Booster Club President; :10]
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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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In sports, warming up for high school basketball, and honors for a Wahoo.
Roy Stanley has our morning sports report.
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((Archive: Hunters for the hungry))

[Garth-Brooks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Country star Garth Brooks made a lot of friends in high places last night--
He performed live in Norfolk before thousands of sailors on the deck of the U-S-S Enterprise.
Jim Acosta reports.
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NN-NA004-Garth Brooks SAILORS AND THEIR LOVED ONES WALKED THE PIER TO ENTER AMERICAS FIRST NUCLEAR POWERED AIRCRAFT CARRIER.

MOS SOT: I cant wait


BUT THEY WERE NOT REPORTING FOR DUTY. ON THIS NIGHT A COUNTRYS BEST SUPER: CBS/HORSE OF TROY PRODUCTIONS 1/8nats of Garth Brooks in concert3/8
HEARD ONE OF COUNTRY MUSICS BEST. GARTH BROOKS PERFORMED LIVE ABOARD THE U-S-S ENTERPRISE -- FOLLOWING A WAR TIME TRADITION OF CELEBRATIES ENTERTAINING THE ARMED FORCES.

SOT: Garth Brooks Im glad to do it


1/8nats, setting stage, playing guitar3/8
BROOKS STAGE COMES COMPLETE WITH THIS 12 STORY COMMAND CENTER CALLED AN ISLAND -- AND PORTABLE BATHROOMS DRESSED IN CAMOFLAGE. AND THERE ARE THESE INSIGNIAS ON FIGHTER JETS. EACH BOMB SHOWS THE NUMBER OF TARGETS HIT DURING OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.
STAND-UP Jim Acosta reporting When these sailors are out at sea they climb up and down these ladderwells and maneuver through these long passageways. But bringing eight thousand people through this maze would be a logistical nightmare.
SO THEY LIFTED THE AUDIENCE ON BOARD WITH THIS GIANT AIRCRAFT ELEVATOR.

MOS SOT: 8:48 This is a big honor


A BIG HONOR AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH. THE ENTERPRISE CREW WAS LEAVING THE ARABIAN SEA HEADING HOME WHEN AMERICA WAS ATTACKED. THE CARRIER MADE A U-TURN AND WENT TO WAR.

MOS SOT: 8:58 We were in the right place at the right time


AND IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME WHEN BROOKS AUTOGRAPHED SAILORS CAPS.

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Three forest fires in our region are now contained .. but the danger is not entirely over.
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[SUPER=03-Bath Co.;]

The Dickenson Ridge Fire in Bath County is burning about three miles southwest of Millboro Springs. 200-acres have been charred. The blaze, which started two days ago, is being fought by three "20-person" crews and local fire departments. There's no word on a cause.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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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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Investigators have charged a Henry County man with felony child abuse .. following the death of his six- month old daughter. They say his account of what happened just didn't add up.
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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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[IN Q=We were first told]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=type of death.]
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Investigators believe Breanna Marie Hooker was injured at her home before she died.

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A Ferrum mother faces more than three years in prison .. after her baby daughter somehow got OxyContin in her system.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


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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[SOT 16:40 - :58]
[IN Q=At about 8:30]

((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. ))
[SUPER=01-Heather Pullan/Assistant Franklin Co. Prosecutor;]
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[OUT Q=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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Thanksgiving Day didn't officially arrive until midnight, but in Richmond .. it traditionally begins the day before.
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[SOT 11:10:28 ]
[IN Q=This is actually the official]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THIS IS ACTUALLY THE OFFICIAL BEGINNING OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HERE IN VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=Thanksgiving holiday here in Virginia.]
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The 355th annual Indian tax tribute to the Governor is the final one Jim Gilmore will receive.
Chiefs of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey tribes paid tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore with words and gifts today.
The tribes also used the occasion to declare their American patriotism and thank emergency responders.
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[SOT 11:23:47 ]
[IN Q=Our fire department people]

((CHIEF "SWIFTWATER" MILES/PAMUNKEY TRIBE: OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT PEOPLE, EMERGENCY SQUAD PEOPLE, POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND THE POSTAL WORKERS WHO ARE ALL GOING THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES RIGHT NOW. WE'RE PROUD TO BE PART OF THIS COUNTRY OF OURS. AND I JUST WANTED TO REMIND EVERYBODY TO REMEMBER THOSE PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Chief "Swiftwater" Miles/Pamunkey Tribe;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=everybody to remember those people.]
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The tax paid by the tribes as spelled out in the 1646 treaty is deer carcasses, beaver pelts, and this year a new addition: rockfish.
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, saving money on your heating bill is not always good for your health.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT 03:10:20]
[IN Q=A study in]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE GIVES THE STRONGEST EVIDENCE YET THAT OVER THE COUNTER PAIN RELIEVERS SUCH AS ADVIL, MOTRIN, AND ALEVE CAN PROTECT YOU FROM ALZHEIMERS DISEASE.
THE STUDY LOOKS AT ALMOST SEVEN THOUSAND PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 55- AND FINDS THOSE WHO TOOK THESE OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS WERE ABLE TO CUT
THEIR RISK OF ALZHEIMER'S BY 80%--- AS LONG AS THEY USED THE MEDICATIONS

REGULARLY FOR AT LEAST 2 YEARS
RESEARCHERS ALSO FOUND ASPIRIN DID NOT PROVIDE ANY PROTECTION FROM ALZHEIMER'S-- AND SINCE ACETAMINOPHEN- OR TYLENOL IS IN A DIFFERENT CLASS OF MEDICATION- IT WOULD ALSO NOT BE EXPECTED TO PROVIDE PROTECTION.
IF YOU HAVE ASTHMA- MILD OR SEVERE- ITS SAFE TO GET A FLU SHOT.
MANY PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA- AND SOME DOCTORS- WORRY THE VACCINE COULD CAUSE A FLARE UP IN ASTHMA SYMPTOMS.
HOWEVER THIS STUDY FOUND NO DIFFERENCE IN WORSENING ASTHMA BETWEEN PATIENTS WHO GOT A REAL SHOT OR A PLACEBO.
FINALLY TODAY- SAVING A FEW PENNIES BY TURNING DOWN THE HEAT MAY COST YOU YOUR HEALTH.
A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH FINDS OLDER PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN COOL HOMES OVER THE COURSE OF A CHILLY WINTER TEND TO HAVE MORE HEALTH PROBLEMS THAN THOSE WHO STAY TOASTY
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))



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American financial markets are closed today, so we have no Marketwatch report this morning. News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Roanoke firefighters come to the rescue of a pet inside a burning house--
Crews arrived at the home on Riverland Road just after 11 last night.
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And 30 million Americans are believed to have already reached their Thanksgiving destinations.
Nearly 90- percent of them opted for the open road this year-- instead of the airplanes.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thanksgiving Thursday, November 22nd .
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[GRAPHIC=Enduring Freedom]


There are signs this morning that the Taliban may be ready to surrender--
U-S backed alliance troops have the Taliban city of Kunduz surrounded.
And an alliance official says Taliban forces have declared themselves ready to give up.
But those loyal to Osama bin Laden are refusing to cooperate.
Meanwhile, crew members aboard the U-S-S Theodore Roosevelt will get a brief respite today--a Thanksgiving feast.


The aircraft carrier is loaded with three- THOUSAND pounds of frozen turkey.
Aleen Sirgany is in Washington D-C this morning with an update on the war.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=143-Kunduz, Afghanistan;]
[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/U. S. Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=144-File Tape;]
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[OUT Q=back to you.]



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[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]

((NORTHERN ALLIANCE TROOPS PACE BACK AND FOURTH ALONG THE DUSTY ROADS NEAR KUNDUZ. THEY ARE WAITING FOR THE OCCUPYING FORCES TO MAKE A CHOICE -- EITHER SURRENDER THE CITY OR FACE DEATH.
TALIBAN SOLDIERS IN KUNDUZ SAY THEY'RE READY TO PUT DOWN THEIR ARMS. BUT THOUSANDS OF NON-AFGHAN FIGHTERS -- WHO REMAIN LOYAL TO OSAMA BIN LADEN -- ARE REFUSING TO LEAVE.
LEADERS OF THE ALLIANCE WARN THEY WILL BEGIN ATTACKING THE CITY FROM ALL SIDES -- IF THE ISSUE IS NOT RESOLVED BY TODAY.

(NAT)


MEANWHILE, TALIBAN TROOPS DEFENDING THEIR SPIRITUAL CAPITAL OF KANDAHAR ARE COMING UNDER HEAVY FIRE TODAY, FROM U.S. WARPLANES AND RIVAL TRIBES.
AND MORE HELP COULD SOON BE ON THE WAY. U.S. MARINES OFF THE COAST OF PAKISTAN ARE GETTING READY TO MOVE INTO AFGHANISTAN. DEFENSE SECRETARY, DONALD RUMSFELD, WON'T SAY WHEN -- OR EVEN IF THEY'RE GOING IN. BUT HE ADMITS IT WILL TAKE GROUND TROOPS TO HUNT DOWN OSAMA BIN LADEN AND HIS FOLLOWERS.

(SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY)

"We will have to put forces on the ground that are necessary to enable us to do it."
SUPER: FILE
AND U.S. SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN FIGHTING TERRORISM OVERSEAS ENJOYED A RARE BREAK THIS THANKSGIVING. THOSE ABOARD THE U-S-S THEODORE ROOSEVELT WERE TREATED TO A SHOW BY THE MIAMI DOLPHINS CHEERLEADERS. AND LATER TODAY -- THEY'LL SIT DOWN TO A HOLIDAY MEAL THAT INCLUDES 3-THOUSAND POUNDS OF TURKEY.


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Firefighters rescued an animal from a burning home late last night.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Flames could be seen shooting from the back end of the home on Riverland Road, when Roanoke firefighters arrived just after 11 PM. No one was home the time of the blaze, but as we mentioned, one animal was saved. No word yet on damages or cause.
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30 million Americans are waking up at their Thanksgiving destinations .. after traveling by air, by rail, or by road.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


87 per cent of them chose to drive .. a much higher rate than last year. It's a result of a greater fear of flying .. and lower gas prices.
Triple A says the average price in Virginia for regular gasoline is 1-09.
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[SOT 16:15:15]
[IN Q=THEY GET ]
[SUPER=01-Warren Rhodes/BP Gas Employee; :02]

((THEY GET HERE AND THEY THINK THIS IS BETTER THEN SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOME OF THE OTHER STATES DOWN SOUTH. )) ((THE GAS PRICES ARE A LOT CHEAPER AND THEY ARE SUPRISINGLY A LOT CHEAPER AS YOU COME THIS WAY.))
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[OQ=as you come this way.]
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[VO-NAT :04+]


Gas prices are about 35 cents lower per gallon than last year.
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[GRAPHIC=Major League baseball]


In sports, Cleveland Browns coach Butch Davis had to discipline a few of his players after they were arrested earlier this week. Mike Sellers and defensive tackle Gerard Warren have been suspended for Sunday's game against Cincinnati. Sellers and teammate Lamar Chapman pleaded innocent yesterday to felony drug-abuse charges. Warren faces a charge of carrying an unlicensed firearm following his arrest in Pittsburgh Tuesday. For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.

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Roanoke Regional Airport still hopes to re-open its short term parking lot soon .. but so far, it has not received the federal go-ahead.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Airport officials had hoped to hear from Washington yesterday, 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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[SOT 21:32:45]
[IN Q= Many of our]

((MANY OF OUR SOLDIERS ARE CURRENTLY POLICE OFFICERS IN LOCAL POLICE FORCES AND SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE REGION.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Chappell/Virginia National Guard]
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[OUT Q=sheriff's departments throughout the region.]
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[VO-NAT]

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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Security will also be tight at the 75th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, kicking off later this morning in New York City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The men in blue were visible yesterday, even before crews began inflating the enormous balloons.
This year's event will also recognize the victims of the World Trade Center attack.
Parade organizers are bringing back a balloon that originated in the 1940's, one that seems more appropriate than ever: Harold the Fireman.
Millions of people usually watch the parade on T-V.
This year, more than two million are expected to watch from the streets of New York.
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A busy weekend ahead for the Express, and getting ready for the high school regional finals.
Roy Stanley has our morning sports report.
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[IN Q=Good morning]
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[OUT Q=Have a great Thanksgiving, everybody.]

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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Firefighters rescued an animal from a burning home late last night.
Flames could be seen shooting from the back end of the home on Riverland Road, when Roanoke firefighters arrived just after 11 PM. No one was home the time of the blaze, but as we mentioned, one animal was saved. No word yet on damages or cause.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Firefighters have managed to contain several forest fires burning in western Virginia this week. But that doesn't mean they're entirely out.
The Dickenson Ridge Fire in Bath County is burning about three miles southwest of Millboro Springs. 200-acres have been charred.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Roanoke Regional Airport still hopes to re-open its short term parking lot soon .. but so far, it has not received the federal go-ahead.
Airport officials had hoped to hear from Washington yesterday, as the Regional Airport geared up for the busiest travel week of the year. The day came and went without word from the Administration.
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