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Today on News 7 at 5, two hundred more jobs are coming to the region. We'll tell you where.
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And the remains of two local World War Two soldiers are returned home more than 50 years after their deaths. [Weather-Head]
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A record for some and a bust for others. The weather today depended on your elevation. Details ahead.

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Also fire leaves thousands of people homeless in Cambodia,
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and parking at the Roanoke Regional Airport is a little bit easier, but it may require a little more time.
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((NORMAN MINETA/TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: THE LAW SAYS THAT WE HAVE TO START SCREENING BAGGAGE IN 60 DAYS. THERE AREN'T ENOUGH PEOPLE. THERE ARENT' ENOUGH BOMB SNIFFING DOGS TO BE ABLE TO DO THE JOB.))
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[OUT Q=TO DO THE JOB.]
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The Transporation Secretary calls it the most serious and vexing question he faces- how to keep explosives off of airplanes.

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New Aviation law says all airline baggage must be screened for explosives beginning in 60 days.
Now the huge task of trying to figure out just how to do that-
One problem... there just are not enough people to do the job.
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Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta also says the U-S must look at airline security differently because terrorists will get on planes and blow themselves up.
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((NORMAN MINETA/TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: AND SO EVEN IF WE HAVE A MATCHING OF A BAG AND PASSENGER, THIS IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS THE ABILITY TO DETECT EXPLOSIVES.))
[SUPER=01-Norman Mineta/Transportation Secretary;]
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[OUT Q=TO DETECT EXPLOSIVES.]
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Mineta says ID cards for airline workers may be a thing of the past, becaues he says they're subject to fraud.
Instead, handprints and retinal and facial identification may be used to keep track of airline workers.
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Tighter security will mean it will take you a few more minutes if you want to park closer to Roanoke Regional Airport.

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The short term parking lot that's been closed since September 11th was opened this morning on the condition that every car be searched before being allowed to park. The checks are being handled by Transamerica, a commercial security provider that's contracting with the airport. Airport officials say they're pleased to be able to open the lot in time for the holiday rush.
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((AMANDA DEHAVEN/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT'S IMPORTANT FOR OUR CUSTOMERS BECAUSE PEOPLE THAT'RE DROPPING PEOPLE OFF AND WANNA HELP THEIR FAMILY OR FRIENDS INTO THE AIRPORT WITH THEIR BAGGAGE... IT'LL HELP THEM OUT.))

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Security agents are looking for large ojects that the driver can't explain. They'll also want to search any boxes or other containers in the car. Officials say the whole process takes anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour, depending on traffic.
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More than half a century after their plane went down over New Guinea, the remains of the crew of a U-S Army Air Corps bomber have been returned to their families. Two Virginians are among the dead.
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The B-24 Liberator was on a bombing mission over Japanese targets in the Hansa Bay area. The plane went down during a heavy thunderstorm March 5th, 1944. The wreckage wasn't found until 1989. It has taken forensic teams in New Guinea and Hawaii more than a decade to positively identify the ten- man crew and return the remains to relatives in the States. Among them are Lieutenant George Ellison of Danville and Sergeant Joel Williams of Meadows of Dan.
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[5-War-Latest]


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While security is beefed up on the homefront... the battle in Afghanistan is heating up. Three days and nights of battles on the ground..... this week.
As Teri Okita reports, U-S troops are involved.
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[SUPER=01-Gen. Tommy Franks/Central Command Commander;]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Defense Secretary;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
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(( Northern Alliance soldiers, backed up by U.S. Special Forces, battled for three days and nights to take back the prison fortress at Mazar e Sharif.
Sot: Gen. Tommy Franks/Central Command Commander. "The city is doing fine, people are going about their business, but in this fort complex where this fight started it is not fully under control."
The pentagon says more than 600 marines are on the ground near the Taliban stronghold city of Kandahar....sent in to make quick strikes, identify bombing targets and help choke off escape routes for Taliban and al-Quaida leaders.
But the United States is banking that Afghan citizens and twenty-five million dollars will help find Osama Bin.

sot: Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense

"There is no doubt about it, there are people who have found that reward money is an incentive and are busily engaged in earning it."
The US has identified more than 40 sites in Afghanistan where Bin Laden loyalists may have been conducting research on chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. The talks on the future of Afhanistan got off to a good start as leaders representing the country's four major factions met in Germany. The delegates have spent years as enemies, but united at the prospect of making Afghanistan's former King Mohammed Shah the head of state of the post-Taliban regime. Ahmad Fawzi,spokesman for Lakhdar Brahimi,UN ambassador for Afghanistan: "All four leaders spoke of the meeting as the beginning of a new era for Afghanistan. One that promises dignity and peace to its people."))

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A two car accident in Giles County killed a woman and injured another person this afternoon.
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State Police say the female driver of this red Pontiac was traveling East on Route 460 near Newport when she crossed the median into oncoming traffic. She hit a water delivery truck head-on. Officials have not released her identity, but say she died on scene. The driver of the truck was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital for his injuries. Both Westbound lanes of Route-460 were closed to traffic for about two hours.
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A new call center in Pittsylvania county means hundreds of jobs for Southside.
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70 new employees are ready to begin answering customer service calls at the K-B Toys Internet Distribution center in Blairs.
The facility will field nearly half of all customer service calls for K-B Toys dot com.
The company is looking for people with computer skills, although up to 40 hours of in-house training will be provided.
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((MIKE WAGNER/KB TOYS: WE'VE GOT THE CAPACITY INSIDE THIS BUILDING TO PROBABLY HAVE ABOUT 125 WORK STATIONS AND THOSE CAN BE MANNED MULTIPLE SHIFTS.))
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KB has invested eight million dollars in the old e-Toys facility, and has shipped one million toys out of it since August.
The company says its on track for a record year as most consumers are buying four to five toys each time they order on-line.
Nine hundred people are currently employed there.
KB says it plans to pay its new employees very competitive wages.
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Local authorities say they have broken up a major drug distribution ring. We'll have the details in a moment.
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[VO] Also thousands of people are homeless after a wildfire burns through a camp for homeless people.
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While security is beefed up on the homefront... the battle in Afghanistan is heating up. Three days and nights of battles on the ground..... this week.
As Teri Okita reports, U-S troops are involved.
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[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Defense Secretary;]
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(( Northern Alliance soldiers, backed up by U.S. Special Forces, battled for three days and nights to take back the prison fortress at Mazar e Sharif.
Sot: Gen. Tommy Franks/Central Command Commander. "The city is doing fine, people are going about their business, but in this fort complex where this fight started it is not fully under control."
The pentagon says more than 600 marines are on the ground near the Taliban stronghold city of Kandahar....sent in to make quick strikes, identify bombing targets and help choke off escape routes for Taliban and al-Quaida leaders.
But the United States is banking that Afghan citizens and twenty-five million dollars will help find Osama Bin.

sot: Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense

"There is no doubt about it, there are people who have found that reward money is an incentive and are busily engaged in earning it."
The US has identified more than 40 sites in Afghanistan where Bin Laden loyalists may have been conducting research on chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. The talks on the future of Afhanistan got off to a good start as leaders representing the country's four major factions met in Germany. The delegates have spent years as enemies, but united at the prospect of making Afghanistan's former King Mohammed Shah the head of state of the post-Taliban regime. Ahmad Fawzi,spokesman for Lakhdar Brahimi,UN ambassador for Afghanistan: "All four leaders spoke of the meeting as the beginning of a new era for Afghanistan. One that promises dignity and peace to its people."))

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A massive fire roars through a camp in Cambodia...
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leaving thousands homeless-
The blaze tore through an the shanty town... destroying about 2-thousand wooden shacks and forcing residents out.


Media reports said several people died and many more were injured.
The illegal camp was in the Cambodian Capital... police believe the fire broke out after a natural gas container exploded inside a kitchen.
Up to 10-thousand people.. who were already living in poverty... are now homeless.
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Seven men are facing federal drug charges after authorities in Danville and Pittsylvania County broke up what they say was a major distribution ring.
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Police say the suspects helped import and distribute large quantities of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines throughout Virginia.
The drugs allegedly came into the area from Mexico, through pipelines in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida.
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: THIS WAS A MAIN CONDUIT COMING INTO THE PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY- DANVILLE AREA TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS TO OTHER AREAS OF THE STATE AND ELSEWHERE. BUT WE KNOW THAT PART OF THE NARCOTICS PROBLEM WE HAVE IN THIS AREA HAS BEEN COMING FROM THESE INDIVIDUALS.))
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Police also seized about 260-thousand dollars in cash and 300- thousand dollars worth of drugs.
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A new study finds that low-tar or light cigarettes aren't any better for you than regular cigarettes.
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The National Cancer Institute says after 50 years of data collection --the evidence clearly shows that switching to low-tar or light cigarettes does not reduce the risk of developing smoking-related illnesses.
Anti-tobacco advocates are praising the study saying the terms "light" and "low-tar" are misleading to consumers and should be banned.
A Philip Morris spokesman says the tobacco giant would support greater regulation over the use of the terms.
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Birth control for dogs and cats could soon come in the form a vaccine.
A U.V.A researcher is the process of developing the vaccine that could help control the pet population.
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Officials say this could offer a safer and cheaper option than spaying or neutering. And would provide an alternative to pet owners who don't want their pets to undergo surgery.
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Researchers say the vaccine would work by triggering an immune response in female animals that would prevent pregnancy.

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If you are looking for some original pieces of art, but don't have alot of money,
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[VO] stay tuned, up next Jacey Birch will tell you where you can get real art, real cheap.
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If you've ever gazed at beautiful murals in a gallery or museum and only wished you could own a piece of original art... you might be surprised to find out that you can.
That's because 73 local and regional artists are at the Mostly Sofas building in downtown Roanoke right now selling their "Real Art, Real Cheap."
Jacey Birch explains.
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COLOR IS MY THING. I JUST ABSOLUTELY ADORE WORKING WITH COLOR AND AS WELL AS TEXTURES.
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Debbie Harris is a local artist who has been a part of the Real Art, Real Cheap fundraiser for the past eight years.
You can't miss her because she's the only artist sitting on the floor giving observers a slide show as well as an art lesson.
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THIS PIECE HERE WAS CREATED ON THE SPOT LISTENING TO JAZZ. THIS WAS A COMPLETE REACTION TO THE MUSIC AND THE NOTES AND THE MELODY AND THE RHYTHM.
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So why is the charity event named "Real Art, Real Cheap?"
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IT'S A FUNDRAISER FOR THE ARTS COUNCIL OF THE BLUE RIDGE BUT IT'S ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE ARTIST TO CLEAN OUT THEIR PORTFOLIO AND SHOW THE TALENTS THAT THEY HAVE.
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Okay that explains the real art part but what about real cheap?
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YOU CAN AFFORD LOCAL, REGIONAL REAL ART TO HANG ON YOUR WALLS. YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO AND HANG POSTERS SOMEWHERE, YOU CAN REALLY BUY THE REAL ART.
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And the real cheap art is not limited to paintings and prints... pottery, furniture and even jewelry will be included.
And 35 percent of every dollar spent on the artworks will be given to the arts council to fund art scholarships, after school programs and community projects.
Events that Debbie is involved in and even motivated by when she sits down with her paintbrush.
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BASICALLY EVERYTHING INSPIRES ME SO I'M JUST ALWAYS CREATING AND ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW SOURCES OF INSPIRATION.
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[OUT Q=of inspiration.]


Jacey Birch - News Seven - Roanoke. ))
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There's more News 7 to come, after this break, we will tell you about a woman who refuses to let dogs and cats hog all the pet market.
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With the company awash in red ink, there's a change at the top at Virginia-based U-S Airways.
Rakesh Gangwal (rah-KESH' GAHNG-wahl) is out as president and chief executive officer. Chairman Stephen Wolf is stepping in.
Things had been turbulent at U-S Airways long before the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Since then, the airline has cut its schedule by almost a quarter, and pink-slipped eleven-thousand workers.
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


Meanwhile on Wall Street, the stock markets were weak at the open but things got even worse after weaker-than-expected consumer confidence figures were released. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your ticker.
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Tech and number one ranked Miami meet Saturday in Blacksburg. The Canes have outscored their last two top 25 opponents 124 to 7. For that reason, the odds are stacked against the Hokies. Here's Mike Stevens.
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The Virginia Tech men's basketball team plays host to East Carolina tonight at Cassell Coliseum in a seven o'clock tip off. The Hokies are 2 and 1 while the Pirates are 2 and 3. We will have highlights at 11.
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On the ladies side, former Lord Botetourt star and Tech senior Sarah Hicks has been named the Big East player of the week. In a three game stretch she averaged 17.6 points and five rebounds for the 2 and 1 Hokies. She led Tech to a win over then 16th ranked ODU as well.
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Two of the state's and Hometown Hoops Weekly's best players, J.J. Redick and J.R. Reynolds, go head to head tonight as Roanoke Catholic and Cave Spring meet in a boys basketball exhibition on the Knights floor.
They, along with both teams, know each other very well.
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That's it for the Ticker, see YOU then everybody.

[5-Pigs]


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When it comes to selecting a pet, most of us settle for a cat or a dog. But as Gretchen Carlson tells us, some people may want to consider bringing home the bacon.
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[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/CBS News; :45]
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((Jamison, Pennsylvania In the countryside of Pennsylvania theres a farm where pigs are prime.


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(TRACK)

But these potbellied pigs arent being sent off to market theyre waiting to sniff out their pig parents.

(SOT - ) Susan Armstrong - Owner, Ross Mill Farm

They want to be with mama ... oh yes!"

(TRACK)

It all started 10 years ago when Susan Armstrong surprised her husband with a pig for his birthday. She now offers foster care and adoption services for more than 100 pigs.

(SOT - tape 1)

"This is a little girl and this is a little girl."

(TRACK)

Armstrong breeds the animals too (NAT - grunting while nursing) taking special pride in trying to produce perfect piglets.

(SOT - tape 1) Susan Armstrong

I do like them to have good house manners!

(STAND-UP BRIDGE (use 2nd one)) Gretchen Carlson Reporting

If youre still not sold on getting a pig as a pet consider this. Pigs are smarter than both dogs and cats. In fact, theyre 4th in intelligence after humans, apes, and dolphins.

(NAT - tape 2)

Breakdance! (pig twirls around)

(TRACK)

The pigs can also do the slide, pluck for pretzels, and accessorize.
(show pig with hat) They can be polite too (show shake) and pretty easy

to take care of.

(SOT - tape 2) Erin Downing - Potbellied Pig Parent

Theyre very clean and they dont smell that much!

(TRACK)

But one of the biggest problems pigs face is getting well porky.
(Nat - Dallas eating) Dallas tips the scale at 200 pounds.



(SOT - tape 2) Susan Armstrong

He probably needs to lose half of his total body weight.

(TRACK)

But Armstrong can help. She puts portly pigs on weight loss programs and even helps pigs with what you might call pent-up emotions. (show pigs behind pens)

(SOT - tape 1) Susan Armstrong

We find a lot of these pigs will be depressed as well.

(TRACK)

Keeping your pig up to par can take a lot of hard work

(SOT - tape 1) Susan Armstrong

I like to read to them I like to read them poetry.

(TRACK)

and even some pig pampering. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, Jamison, Pennsylvania.))
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