The war is still officially on--
But now WORDS accompany the WEAPONS.
Talks continue, as both sides work out details of the impending Taliban surrender.
And it's Black Friday--
For many shoppers, that meant an early wake-up call.
We'll have a live report, coming up.
A nice shopping day across the area with some light rain possibly heading our way for the weekend....I'll have your forecast...
News 7 at noon is next.
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The battle for the last Taliban stronghold in northern Afghanistan rages on amid signs that the opposition
will soon win the war.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Bombs are falling again on Afghanistan as talks drag on over the Taliban surrender of Kunduz.
A Taliban spokesman says dozens of people were killed during the raids.
But that information is not confirmed.
Meanwhile, an opposition general says he expects the Taliban to surrender their northern stronghold on Sunday.
Anti-Taliban commanders say the militia has agreed to hand over foreign fighters who are loyal to Osama bin Laden.
Aleen Sirgany joins us now from Washington with more.
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U-S WARPLANES CONTINUE TO POUND TALIBAN POSITIONS AROUND THE CITY OF
KUNDUZ. THE BOMBS...clearly visible... AS THEY ARE DROPPED FROM THIS
WITH KUNDUZ COMPLETELY SURROUNDED BY NORTHERN ALLIANCE
FIGHTERS....COMMANDERS FROM BOTH SIDES ARE STILL WORKING OUT THE FINAL
DETAILS OF A SURRENDER BY THE ISLAMIC MILITIA.
THE FATE OF NON-AFGHAN TALIBAN FIGHTERS APPEARS TO BE A STICKING POINT.
IN ONE POSSIBLE SCENARIO....THOUSANDS OF ARABS, PAKISTANI AND OTHER
FOREIGN FIGHTERS LOYAL TO OSAMA BIN LADEN WOULD BE JAILED.... WHILE
TALIBAN FIGHTERS FROM AFGHANISTAN WOULD BE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO THEIR
MEANWHILE IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF KABUL..... FRIDAY PRAYERS WERE FOLLOWED
BY BRISK ACTIVITY IN THE CITY'S CENTRAL MARKET. FRESH FRUIT AND MANY
OTHER GOODS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD THEM.
SOME ARE SPENDING THEIR MONEY ON PICTURES THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY BANNED BY
(NATZ OF GUY SPEAKING FARSI)
THIS YOUNG MAN SAYS WE ARE 100 PERCENT HAPPY NOW.
EACH PHOTO COSTS ABOUT TEN CENTS.
A Palestinian teen is dead after being shot by Israeli troops trying to break up a group of stone-throwers.
It comes a day after five children were killed by an explosion in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian officials believe Israelis planted the bomb.
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About two-thousand people marched in today's funeral procession for the children.
All five bodies were wrapped in Palestinian flags.
The mourners chanted anti-Israel slogans, and many called for revenge.
So far today, not much movement either way on Wall Street.
It's a shorter-than-usual session on this day after Thanksgiving, with the stock market closing at one o'clock.
But some big economic news could come later today.
The "Wall Street Journal" says a panel of economists could declare that a recession has officially begun.
Notions of a recession don't seem to be stopping holiday shoppers from hitting the malls. They are coming out in full force.
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and Business reporter Jennifer Miele had a chance to talk a few of them today at Tanglewood Mall in Roanoke County.
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Comin up next on the newscast, authorities hope to have more information today on the Anthrax that killed a 94 year old Connecicut woman this week.
Also Mary Kay Ashe who turned a small cosmetics company into a billion dollar empire has died.
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Three people are dead and another injured in a crash yesterday on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County.
The accident happened around 10:50 last night near the Arcadia exit.
State Police say the vehicle was traveling Southbound when it ran off the left side of the road, overturned several times, and went airborne before landing.
The three victims were ejected from the vehicle.
They were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial, where they later died.
Charges are pending in the accident.
Authorities aren't yet releasing the names of the victims, but say they were students at Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina.
They're all believed to be from China.
The driver was taken to Roanoke Memorial with what is believed to be non-life threating injuries.
Authorities suspect excessive speed contributed to the crash.
Test results are due today from post offices and from the home of the 94-year-old Connecticut woman who recently died of inhalation anthrax.
Investigators have collected dozens of items from (oh-TIL-ee) Ottilie Lundgren's home, including her mail.
An official with the Centers for Disease Control says a ''very thorough'' sweep of Lundgren's home is now finished.
Investigators remain baffled over how a woman of Lundgren's age and quiet lifestyle contracted anthrax.
But doctors say Lundgren's lifestyle should help narrow the investigation.
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A Connecticut newspaper reports the strain of anthrax that killed Lundren was "naturally occurring," but adds that the woman's death was likely caused by a "criminal act."
The woman who gave away pink Cadillacs, mink coats and diamonds rings while building a cosmetics empire has died.
Mary Kay Ash died yesterday of natural causes at the age of 83.
Her Mary Kay Corporation started with a sales force of eleven in 1963.
It now has 850 thousand sellers in 37 countries, with a wholesale revenue of 1.3 BILLION dollars last year.
Mary Kay created an award system, designed specifically for women.
It included fur coats, diamonds, and the trademark pink Cadillacs .
Ash started out selling household products.
She quit to form her own company when the man who was hired as her assistant was promoted above her, at TWICE her salary.
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Recent layoffs, budget shortfalls, and possible school closings are making for some tough times in Henry County.
But that did not stop many county residents from enjoying the holiday yeasterdy.
Justin McLeod has more.
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[SUPER=01-Steve McDaniel/VF Imagewear Employee; :13]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer McDaniel/Henry Co. Teacher; :35]
[SUPER=01-Sheilla Coplin/Thanksgiving Meal Organizer; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Becky Hundley/Henry Co. Resident; 1:21]
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((NAT SOUND OF STEVE STANDING IN DINING ROOM))
(( Steve McDaniel may soon lose his job but not his optitism.
The VF Imagewear employee found out just last week he will most likely be out of a job by July.
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((STEVE McDANIEL/VF IMAGEWEAR EMPLOYEE: I'M JUST GOING TO SEE WHAT MY OPTIONS ARE WITH VF AND TAKE IT FROM THERE.))
[OUT Q=it from there]
Taking it from there involves more than two thousand VF employees.
However, the layoffs affect more than just the people who work there.
On Wednesday, the economic downturn forced the Henry County school board to outline a plan to consolidate and close some schools.
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((JENNIFER McDANIEL/HENRY CO. SCHOOL TEACHER: YOU DEFINETELY HAVE TO WATCH WHAT YOU SPEND. AS FAR AS CHRISTMAS GOES, CHRISTMAS COMING UP, YOU HAVE TO DO SOME CUTBACKS.))
[OUT Q=to do some cutbacks]
[IN Q=The recent layoffs]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE RECENT LAYOFFS AT VF IMAGEWEAR IS ALREADY HAVING AN AFFECT ON THIS COMMUNITY. ONE OF THE LARGEST THANKSGIVING MEALS IS HELD AT THE GALLERY EVERY YEAR. ORGANIZERS SAW A RECORD TURNOUT THIS YEAR, SERVING SEVERAL HUNDRED MORE PEOPLE THAN LAST YEAR.))
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Last year, the Martinsville Henry County Community Thanksgiving served more than 12-hundred dinners.
This year, that number grew to more than 18-hundred.
And organizers fear more layoffs and a larger need in the future.
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((SHEILLA COPLIN/ORGANIZER: IT MIGHT BE ME NEXT TIME. AND I'D LIKE TO THINK THE COMMUNITY WOULD TAKE CARE OF ME AS WELL.))
[OUT Q=me as well]
So much many feel community involvement will be key to the county's recovery.
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((BECKY HUNDLEY/AREA RESIDENT: ITS A SAD TIME BUT ITS A PULLING TOGETHER TOO AND WE CAN HELP EACH OTHER ABOUT, THATS WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT.))
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So on this Thanksgiving, no one here is ready to pack in just yet. (SHOT OF PACKING DINNERS; 22:47)
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County.))
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Coming up next,
we'll tell you what had Carol Burnett, Tim Conway and Harvey Korman breaking up all those years.
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Probably the most successful variety show in television history was the Carol Burnett show.
Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, and Vicky Lawrence turned a mix of music and comedy into one of the top rated shows from 1967 to 1978.
While there was plenty of humor ON-screen, Colleen Williams says there was a lot going on BEHIND the scenes, as well.
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[SUPER=07-Vicki Lawrence; 1:34]
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((The stars of one of television s true classics re-unite on the same
stage whoever they made so much comedic history.
WE WERE THERE FOR THE TAPING, THE MEMORIES & THE LAUGHS AND WE WILL
PRESENT A WONDERFUL LATE NEWS TIE-IN FEATURING INTERVIEWS AND SPECIAL
Carol Burnett Show Stopperrs News script
TRACK: WHEN IT RAN FROM 1967 to 1978, THE CAROL BRUNETT SHOW WAS
AMERICAS FAVORITE..NOW AFTER 23 YEARS LATER THE OLD GANG IS BACK
Nat sound WHAT HAVE YOU DONE SINCE THE SHOW STOPPED AIRING..HARVEY SAYS
COLLECTING UMEMPLOYMENT CHECKS
TRACK: FOR THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW ..SHOW STOPPERS
CAROL BURNETT , VICKI LAWRENCE, TIM CONWAY AND HARVEY KORMAN HAVE
RETURNED TO CBS STAGE 33..
Carol elephant call
TRACK:WHERE THEY TAPED THE SHOP TWO DECADES AGO.
TIM CONWAY BITE
CAROL SINGS NAT SOUND
CAROL BURBNETT BITE
TRACK: LIKE THE TIME A HORSE EXPRESSED HIMSELF ON THE SET
Carol says oc; I'm so glad you liked it.
Tim nat sound joke
CAROL BURNETT SOUND BITE
Tim nat sound
TRACK: WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN OUTTAKES ON OTHER SHOWS WAS
Tim Conway joke
TRACK: WERE A STAPLE OF THIS SHOWS SUCCESS
CAROL BURNETT SOUND BITE:
VICKI LAWRENCE SOUNDBITE
Nat sound Vicki joke
VICKI LAWRENCE SOUND BITE
TRACK; YOU ALL REMEMBER THE ANTICS ONSTAGE, NOW THE SHOW STOPPERS TAKLES
A LOOK AT WHAT WAS HAPPENING BEHIND-THE-SCENES TO THE CAUSE OF THE
CRACK-UPS.. MOST FINGERS POINT TO TIM
Tin nat sound bite
TRACK: THE SHOW THAT KEPT AMERICA LAUGHING THROUGH THE 70'S
Nat sound How old are you I don't know
TRACK: IS STILL CONSIDERED OPN OF THE GREATEST COMEDY/VARIETY SHOWS OF
Carol sings Im so glad we had this time together
TRACK: THIS IS COLLEEN WILLIAMS REPORTING FOR CBS.))
You can see Carol Burnett's Showstoppers Monday night at 10 right here on your hometown station.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 84 points.
Nasdaq has gained 24 points.
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NASCAR racers are still crossing their fingers, hoping their points will add up at the New Hampshire Speedway.....
AND did the turkey dinners help the Roanoke Express sink or swim against Greensboro?
We'll tell you that and more coming up in sports.
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The Roanoke Express defeated Greensboro, 3 to 1 at the Roundhouse yesterday.
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A nice crowd came out to watch the holiday matchup.
Roanoke's Duncan Dal-mao gets the pass and fires it from the blue line.
The puck gets through for the score, one to nothing Express.
Frank Novock of the Express passes to Terrence Tootoo who shoots.
The shot's blocked, but Tootoo gets the rebound for the score to make it two to nothing.
Greensboro came back--
Chris Bell passes to Rob Sandrock.
He shoots the puck and scores the goal to make it 2 to 1 Express.
The Express rallied.
Pete Gardner receives the pass in front of the net and he taps it in.
The Express wins the game 3 to 1.
The Denver Broncos held on and scored a win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Jason Elam hit four field goals in the midst of the battle, helping to secure the 26 to 24 win.
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Dallas fell behind when the Broncos scored twice in 66 seconds.
The first T-D came on this one yard run by Mike Anderson, to make it 10 to 3 Denver.
Then after a Ryan Leaf fumble, Brian Griese goes to the air and hits Dwayne Carswell on the 4 yard T-D pass.
The Broncos led, 17 to 3 at the half.
Dallas rallied for 3 T-D's in the fourth quarter.
On this play Reggie Swinton returns the punt 65 yards for a score.
But Cowboys coach Dave Campo declined to go for 2, and the Broncos hold on for the 26 to 24 win.
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[OUT Q=....of options there."]
Denver is 6 and 5, and the Cowboys are now 2 and 8.
Jeff Gordon grabbed the points championship last weekend in Atlanta...
Meanwhile, other racers prepare for the showdown today at the New Hampshire 300 at Loudon.
The starting positions were determined by owners points after the Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 in Richmond.
That was the race the week BEFORE the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
[SUPER=0107-1. Jeff Gordon//2. Ricky Rudd//3. Dale Jarrett//4. Kevin Harvick//5. Tony Stewart///;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Sterling Marlin//7. Bobby Labonte//8. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//9. Rusty Wallace//10. Johnny Benson//;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Kenny Wallace//12. Jeff Burton//13. Mark Martin//14. Bill Elliott//15. Jimmy Spencer//;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Matt Kenseth//17. Ward Burton//18. Elliott Sadler//19. Bobby Hamilton//20. Ken Schrader//;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Robert Pressley//22. Mike Wallace//23. Jerry Nadeau//24. Ricky Craven//25. Dave Blaney//;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Terry Labonte//27. Kurt Busch//28. Joe Nemechek//29. Michael Waltrip//30. John Andretti//;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Robby Gordon//32. Casey Atwood//33. Brett Bodine//34. Todd Bodine//35. Jason Leffler//;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Kevin Lepage//37. Stacy Compton//38. Bobby Hamilton, Jr.//39. Ron Hornaday//40. Rick Mast//;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Buckshot Jones//42. Kyle Petty//43. TBA//;]
[OUT Q=...last driver."]
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
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