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A communication mix- up could further delay negotiations between the alliance and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The latest on the war, coming up.
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And a Thanksgiving eve fire does nearly 100- thousand dollars damage to a home in Roanoke.
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The Thanksgiving Day forecast seems to be cooperating with travel plans and outdoor activities and we may have some very refreshing news for the weekend!
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News 7 at noon is next.



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More fighting around the Afghan city of Kunduz, despite word of an apparent deal between alliance forces and the Taliban.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Confustion today in Afghanistan, with varying reports coming out of Kunduz, the last Taliban stronghold.
Even if the northern alliance is making progress there, the war is clearly not over.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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(( Take Pkg:

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IT IS HARD TO TELL WHAT THESE PICTURES ARE SHOWING, ALTHOUGH ONE NEWS AGENCY CLAIMS IT IS THE TALIBAN SURRENDERING IN KUNDUZ. EVEN IF REPORTS OF A SURRENDER ARE TRUE, INDICATIONS ARE THAT FIGHTING CONTINUES IN THE LAST NORTHERN CITY IN AFGHANISTAN UNDER TALIBAN CONTROL. A DEAL, IF THERE IS ONE, REMAINS FRAGILE.

SOT: UN Spokesman Eric Falt
(Paraphrased) "IF IT'S TRUE THEY'VE SURRENDERED IN THE NORTH AND THEY

STOP FIGHITNG IN THE SOUTH THEN THERE'S THE POSSIBILITY OF PEACE."
ALTHOUGH A SENIOR COMMANDER OF THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE CLAIMS TALIBAN OFFICERS HAVE AGREED TO HAND OVER ALL FOREIGN FIGHTERS, ANOTHER REPORT SAYS THE TALKS HAVE FAILED AND THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE IS STORMING INTO KUNDUZ. IT ISN'T CLEAR WHETHER WORD OF THE NEGOTIATIONS REACHED KUNDUZ BEFORE FIGHTING RESUMED.
IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN, U-S WARPLANES BACKED BY OPPOSITION TRIBES CONTINUE TO POUND TALIBAN TROOPS DEFENDING THEIR SPIRITUAL CAPITOL OF KANDAHAR. MORE U.S. TROOPS ARE POISED OFF THE COAST OF PAKISTAN WIATING FOR THE SIGNAL TO MOVE IN.
MEANWHILE, U.S. SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN WHO CAN'T SHARE THANKSGIVING AT HOME WILL BE TREATED TO A FEAST ABROAD. THOSE ABOARD THE U-S-S ROOSEVELT WILL SIT DOWN TO A HOLDIAY MEAL WHICH INCLUDES THREE THOUSAND POUNDS OF TURKEY.
ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON ))

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In the Middle East, Israelis and Palestinians are blaming each other for a deadly explosion that killed four children.
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A blast in a Gaza Strip refugee camp killed four Palestinian children as they walked to school today.
A Palestinian security official says one of the kids kicked an unexploded Israeli tank shell, setting it off.
But Israeli officials say it might have been Palestinian explosives.
Both sides are also connecting the incident to a new U-S effort to enforce a cease-fire.
Two U-S mediators are expected in the region next week.
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Roanoke fire officials say a costly house fire last night got its start near the basement furnace.
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Flames could be seen shooting from the back end of the home on Riverland Road.
No one was home at the time of the blaze.
While officials say they DID save one animal inside, a pet dog died in the fire.. No word yet on the cause, but the city's fire department estimates damage at close to 100-thousand dollars.
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Firefighters are keeping watch over several forest fires still burning in western Virginia. But for now, they appear to be under control.
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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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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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Several area organizations are working to make sure no one goes hungry this Thanksgiving.
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About 20 volunteers helped deliver Thanksgiving meals to Roanoke's homebound elderly this morning.
Each senior received a hot prepared meal, flowers, and a holiday gift.
Volunteers also make a point to sit down, and spend some one-on-one time with each recipient.
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((AIMEE WAINWRIGHT/AREA AGENCY ON AGING: ESPECIALLY IN THIS TIME WHEN FAMILY, HAVING PEOPLE AROUND YOU ITS IMPORTANT TO LET THEM TO KNOW ESPECIALLY ON THE HOLIDAY THAT THERE IS SOMEBODY OUT THERE THINKING ABOUT THEM AND THAT SOMEONE CARES.))
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Roanoke's Area agency On Aging sponsored this year's delivery.
Volunteers delivered more than a 150 meals to seniors in Roanoke and Vinton.
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Salvation Army volunteers will also deliver nearly thirty meals to area shut-ins.
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They're busy cooking at this hour, work that started around seven thirty this morning.
The Salvation Army plans serve to dinner from three to five this afternoon at their facility on Salem Avenue in Roanoke.
More than two hundred people are expected, and the meal is open to the public.
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How to get arrested in a hurry. Still ahead, a man says he has a bomb aboard the plane.
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And America gives thanks .. we'll take you to the Macy's parade to hear how some people feel on this Thanksgiving day.
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In the shadow of heightened security, the nation is giving thanks on this holiday and keeping with tradition in New York City.
The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade had all the floats and performances that you'd expect...but it took on more of a patriotic theme this year.
Manuel Gallegus has all the highlights.
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(( IT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MAKES NEW YORK GREAT.-THE MACY'S THANSGIVING DAY PARADE.

-SOT-WE'RE ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY. 11;41


THIS IS THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HOLIDAY EVENT AND IN THIS YEAR WITH ALL THAT'S HAPPENED HERE IT TAKES ON SPECIAL MEANINGAND A NEW LOOK OF PATRIOTISM.

-SOT-10;09;40 "god bless the USA" 10;09;42 10;05;10;25


FIREFIGHTERS STRETCHED A FLAG ACROSS BROADWAY
WHILE THE CHILDREN OF CITY COPS AND FIREFIGHTERS LEAD THE PARADE WITH LADY LIBERTY.
AND OF COURSE, NEW YORK MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI ON THE BIG APPLE

-SOT- SOT-life goes on, despite horrible things that might happen life

goes on. 13;35

- -SOT-14;53 I THINK FROM THE TRAUAM OF HAT.S HAPPENEDWE NEED TO

CELEBGRAT THANGKS.
STAND-UP-21;45 it's estimated more than 2-million new yorkers and tourists lined the parade route for thanksgivingmany said it was just something hey had to do.

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SECURITY WAS TIGHT THE CITY HAS BEEN ON HEIGHTENED ALERT ANYWAY BUT NO TROUBLE TODAY, JUST A LOT OF SMILES AND CHEERS AS THE CITY TOOK A BREAK FROM ITS WORRIESTO BEGIN THE HOLIDAY SEASON.
MG CLOSE

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A California man is in trouble with the F-B-I after claiming he'd carried a bomb on a plane.
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Yom Kom Kim was on a flight from Korea, when he made the threat.
The Asian jet landed in Los Angeles, and was taken to an isolated area at L-A-X.
No bomb was found.
But the 62-year- old man is expected to be charged with interfering with a flight crew.
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30 million Americans made their way to Thanksgiving destinations in the last few days .. after traveling by air, by rail, or by road.
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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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((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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Gas prices are about 35 cents lower per gallon than last year.
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When it comes to turkeys, Virginia is near the top of the list. Just ahead, we'll explain why.
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And be careful if you try this at home. How to roast a turkey .. in just one hour.
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If you're preparing a turkey dinner today, there's a good chance that turkey was produced in Virginia.
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The commonwealth is the fourth largest turkey-producing state in the country, cranking out 25 million a year.
In fact, poultry is the number one agricultural commodity in the state.
Virginia Tech professor Mike (Den-bOH) Denbow is one of many researchers attempting to make your turkey more meaty and delicious.
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((MIKE DENBOW: SO EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF PRODUCTION THEN WHEN PROBLEMS ARISE HOPEFULLY YOU'LL HAVE THE FOUNDATIONAL EXPERTISE TO ADDRESS THOSE.))
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But being delicious comes with a price...
Store-bought turkeys do not reproduce naturally.
Instead, they are artificially inseminated to ensure size and quality.
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But enough of those particulars .. right now, many people are busy roasting their turkeys .. and in most cases, it should take a few hours.
But it is possible to cook a juicy turkey in just ONE hour .. if you have some charcoal, a garbage can, and perhaps a bit of nerve.
Nancy Alexander has the story from Tampa, Florida.
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(( HERE'S A WAY TO KEEP YOUR TURKEY OUT OF THE GARBAGE CAN...COOK IT IN ONE...
(NATS-"ooh")

(SOT- "There's a fire...fire...is that bad? no...that's fine...it's

looking good.")

CHEF GERARD MARQUETTY HAS THE RECIPE FOR TURNING ONE MAN'S TRASH CAN INTO ANOTHER MAN'S TURKEY TREASURE...

(SOT- "What i'm gonna do right now, is take a little bit of vegetable

oil, rub on the outside of the turkey...just going to make sure the spices stick to the outside of the turkey.")

HE SWEARS ON HIS OVEN MITS HE CAN TAKE A TWELVE TO FOURTEEN POUND TURKEY, AND COOK IT IN AN HOUR...

(SOT- "Just pound that stake into about six inches..")



THIS PART WON'T WORK ON CONCRETE...

(SOT- "I'm gonna wrap the stake with eighteen inches of heavy duty

aluminum foil...cover a large area around the stake with heavy duty foil, as well...")

TIME TO PUT IT ON THE STAKE..THIS WAS TOM'S LAST NUDE SCENE...AND WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SPECIMEN HE IS. COVER THE TURKEY WITH THE GARBAGE CAN...COVER THE TOP OF THE CAN AND THE BASE WITH BRIQUETTES, BUT GO OVER THIS CHECK LIST BEFORE YOU LIGHT THEM...

(SOT- "This is really important for husbands...the garbage can has to

be new and clean...it has to be brand new...you do not want to be using a used garbage can in this.... and it doesn't want to be plastic...it has to be metal...")

HOT COALS PLUS PLASTIC CAN EQUAL DISASTER. SET THE TIMER FOR AN HOUR...AND BE PREPARED TO KISS THE COOK.
LOOK AT THAT!!! HAVE YOU EVER BEEN MORE THANKFUL YOU WEREN'T A TURKEY?
(STANDUP- "Now, its time to eat! the dutch oven effect of the garbage can produces a perfectly moist bird in one fourth of the time of a conventional oven...")

(SOT-"Give it a try...okay...ummmmmmm")



IT COOKS QUICKLY AND COMPLETELY WITHOUT ANY OF THE FAT OF DEEP FRYING...

(SOT- "Pretty good, huh? ummmhmmmm...yeah?

mmmmmm")

AS FOR THE ROASTER? WELL, ITS TRASHED....SO NOTHING TO SOAK... SOMETHING ELSE TO BE THANKFUL FOR...

(SOT- "Now i'm gonna turn red..")


(TAG- Out there in Tampa, I'm Nancy Alexander.") ))

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In sports, girls high school basketball is heating up as local teams prepare to face off for the championship title...

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And heave-ho! Why toss a salad for Thanksgiving ... when you can toss a TURKEY?
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Roanoke will have to play without it's leading scorer, as it begins a three game in three nights run today against Greensboro.
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Center Mike Omicioli was called up to the A-H-L 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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Cave Spring High School hosted the defending group TWO-A champion Martinsville Bulldogs in a pre-season scrimmage.
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2 of the area's 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 quickly that J-J Reddick was on his game.
Reddick would drive hard to the hoop and score, showing that outside shooting is only PARTt of his game.
The 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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It's down to the wire in girls high school basketball.
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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And finally on this Thankgiving--
You might feel like throwing out your turkey if it doesn't come out of the oven just right.
But some folks in Colorado consider "turkey tossing" a sporting event. [**NO VIDEO PAD BEFORE BITE BEGINS**]
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((I THINK HE HAD PERFECT FORM. OH, HE HAD PERFECT FORM FOLKS, WATCH THIS. HE LOOKS A LITTLE STRONG..))
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As you can see, the competition is tough--
The "Turkey Olympics" was held yesterday in Denver.
Contestants got a chance to test their skills at throwing frozen turkeys.
Of course, the one who throws the turkey the farthest is the winner.
But we're not sure whether anyone actually EATS the turkeys, once the contest is over...
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