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Short- term parking is open again at Roanoke Regional Airport--
The lot's been closed since the September 11th attacks.
We'll check in live at the airport, in just a few minutes.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a toy company isn't playing around when it comes to helping the local economy.
More than 200 jobs are on the way to Southside.
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Our pesky morning fog continues to slowly dissipate across the region...which will eventually lead to a partly sunny afternoon...I'll have your forecast....
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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News 7 at noon is next.




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Extra patience is needed at Roanoke Regional Airport, with vehicle INSPECTIONS now a requirement for short- term parking.
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While the short term parking at Roanoke Regional Airport is open once again, the convenience may come with more than a monetary price.
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Shannon Young is at the airport
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((ROLLCUE:...every car be searched.))
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Shannon adlibs

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[KB-Toys]


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More than two hundred new jobs are on the way to Pittsylvania County.
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The K-B Toys Internet Distribution Center will now also be home to a customer service call center.
Half of all customer service calls for K-B-Toys- dot- com will be handled at the Blairs facility.
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Seventy employees have already been hired.
K-B is looking to Averett University and Danville Community College to provide workers with computer skills.

The company says it will pay the new employees very competitive wages.[Pitts-Drug]


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A year long undercover investigation has helped nab what police say are seven major drug dealers in the Danville Pittsylvania County area. Authotorities say large amounts of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetimine were being imported to Virginia from Mexico. During the arrest they seized 260 thousand dollars in cash, 300 thousand dollars worth of drugs, as well as guns, cars and electronics. All seven men are facing federal drug charges and more indictments are possible.

[War-Latest]


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U-S forces on the ground in Afghanistan have helped end a bloody uprising by Taliban prisoners.
Jennifer Miller has the latest on the war-- AND on the talks taking place in Germany.
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(( THIS DESERT FORTRESS PRISON OUTSIDE MAZAR-E-SHARIF IS ONCE AGAIN UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE. BUT IT TOOK THREE DAYS OF FIERCE COMBAT TO GET IT BACK FROM TALIBAN PRISONERS...DESPERATE FIGHTERS WHO FOUGHT TO THE DEATH.
OPPOSITION TROOPS WERE AIDED BY COALITION SPECIAL FORCES ON THE GROUND AND U-S WARPLANES IN THE SKIES.... BLASTING THE COMPOUND WITH A BARRAGE OF BOMBS.

(NATZ)


FARTHER SOUTH.... ABOUT 600 U-S MARINES ARE ON THE GROUND NEAR THE TALIBAN STRONGHOLD OF KANDAHAR. THEY'VE SECURED AN AIRBASE ABOUT 50 MILES OUTSIDE THE CITY. ADDITIONAL TROOPS AND EQUIPMENT ARE EXPECTED. THEIR MISSION...TO BLOCK ESCAPE ROUTES FOR THE TALIBAN .. AND OSAMA BIN LADEN... WHO IS BELIEVED TO BE HIDING IN CAVES OUTSIDE KANDAHAR.

(NATZ FROM MEETING)


ON THE DIPLOMATIC FRONT.... AFGHAN LEADERS REPRESENTING FOUR MAJOR FACTIONS ARE MEETING TODAY IN GERMANY. THE DELEGATES HAVE SPENT YEARS AS ENEMIES - BUT NOW THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO SHARE POWER ONCE THE TALIBAN IS DEFEATED.

SOT:Ahmad Fawzi, spokesman for Lakhdar Brahimi, UN ambassador for

Afghanistan: "All four leaders spoke of this meeting as the beginning of a new era for Afghanistan. One that promises dignity and peace to its people,

(STANDUP....TO COME...)

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Israeli police say at least two Palestinian militants opened fire at a crowded bus station today.
Authorities are searching for any other gunmen who might have been involved.
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Two Israelis died in the attack and dozens of others were injured.
Police killed the attackers in a gunfight, but believe another gunman might have escaped.
The attack comes as U-S mediators hold a second day of meetings with Israeli officials.
The're hoping to put an end to 14 months of violence in the Middle East.
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A gas leak leads to a fatal explosion at an apartment building in Rome, killing a firefighter and injuring more than 20 other people.
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Rescue crews and police rushed to the scene of the blaze.
Police helped evacaute nearby units, as firemen battled the flames that swept across the sidewalk.
The firefighters and Italian gas company workers are still struggling to contain the gas leak.
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Weather experts still don't know if last night's killer storm in western Tennessee was actually a tornado.
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One woman died, and a dozen other people were injured when the storm ripped through Springville, leaving behind piles of rubble.
Wind damage is also reported in at least three west Tennessee counties.
Many residents say the storm sounded like a freight train.
Officials from the National Weather Service plan to survey the area today to determine whether the storm was a tornado.
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Meanwhile, winter has arrived in the plains and the upper Midwest--
A snowstorm has closed more than 100 miles of interstate in Nebraska and Wyoming.
Many smaller roads are also shut down.
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Winter storm warnings are up for the state of Minnesota.


Officials say up to a foot of snow has fallen over parts of the state.
Folks at the University of Minnesota spent much of yesterday digging out from under the heavy white blanket.
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Coming up next, the city of Salem lands another big sports tournament,
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Also we will see how generic AIDS drugs are making a life and death difference in Kenya.
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The world series is coming to the Roanoke Valley...
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This morning, local officials gathered at the Salem Civic Center to outline plans for the National Softball Association Girls Fast Pitch Class B World Series.
The event will bring more than 300 teams to western Virginia in mid-July... making it the largest event of its kind that the Roanoke Valley has hosted.
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[IN Q=They come here to spend a week of fun]
((THEY COME HERE TO SPEND A WEEKOF FUN. ONE TEAM CAME FROM MINNESOTA LAST YEAR, HAD THREE BUSES FULL OF FANS AND PARENT

S, IN ADDITION TO BUSES CARRYING KIDS AND EQUIPMENT. SO THIS IS THE KIND OF IMPACT YOU'RE GOING TO GET ON THE CITY. AND I HOPE EVERYBODY'S READY FOR IT.))
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Officials estimate that the players, coaches, and their families will occupy more than 35- hundred hotel rooms between July 13th and 20th.

[Cigarette-Claims]


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A new study says switching to lighter cigarettes won't do much to avoid health problems.
The National Cancer Institute says cigarettes marketed as "low tar" or "lighter" don't reduce your chance of getting smoking- related illnesses.
The five decades worth of data in the study also show some people who switched to light cigarettes actually smoked MORE to preserve their nicotine addiction.
A Philip Morris spokesman says the tobacco giant would support greater regulation over the use of terms like "light" and "low- tar."

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A generic Drug Cocktail could mean the difference between life and death for Kenya's youngest survivors of the AIDS Epidemic.
But Pharmeceutical companies have been slow in helping provide the needed drugs.
Teri Okita explains why.
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((ALL 76-CHILDREN AT THE NYUMBANI ORPHANAGE IN NAIROBI ARE H-I-V POSITIVE. ... Rose, Christopher)
TRACK: ABOUT A THIRD OF THEM RECEIVE POTENT, ANTI-RETROVIRAL DRUGS ... EVERY OTHER WEEK ... THAT CAN PROLONG THEIR LIVES.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: Almost all of the AIDS orphans here need the anti-retroviral drug, but the orphanage can only afford to give them to the very sickest ones/children. (:08)
TRACK: THE AMERICAN PRIEST WHO RUNS THIS ORPHANAGE WOULD LIKE EVERY CHILD TO TAKE THE AIDS COCKTAIL, BUT THERE'S SIMPLY NOT ENOUGH MONEY.

(Super: Protus Lumiti/Nyumbani Manager)
SOT: We used to buy from them very expensively. We used to spend about

500-U-S dollars, per child, per month, on their medications. (:07)
TRACK: DURING OUR VISIT, THE PRIEST WAS TRAVELLING ABROAD ...TRYING TO LOBBY U-S AND CANADIAN PHARMECEUTICAL COMPANIES TO REDUCE THEIR PRICES AND IMPORT GENERIC BRANDS. IT HASN'T BEEN EASY, BUT THE REWARDS, WHEN THEY COME, ARE WORTH IT.

SOT: Protus: We used to bury a child every month, within birth and six

years, but with the generics and the anti-retroviral treatment, their life expectancy is long. (:12)
TRACK: THROUGH BLOOD TESTS, DOCTORS ARE TRACKING THOSE WHO RECEIVE THE AIDS COCKTAIL.

(Super: Victor Mureithi/11 Years Old)
SOT: Victor: They're good because they help me. They're helping us, and

they're helping the other children. (:06)
TRACK: AND VOLUNTEERS AT THE ORPHANAGE SAY THE DRUGS MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE.

(Super: Shannon Vanderpol/Nyumbani Volunteer)
SOT: The week on, they're healthy. They're fit. You can tell. I mean,

they're radiant. It's an astonishing difference. (:06)
TRACK: LAST SUMMER, THE KENYAN GOVERNMENT FINALLY ALLOWED "LOCAL" COMPANIES TO MANUFACTURE AND IMPORT GENERIC AIDS DRUGS. WHILE IT'S A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, IT SIMPLY SCRATCHES THE SURFACE OF COMBATING THIS NATIONAL DISASTER. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, KENYA.)

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The federal government is helping the state pay the costs of fighting the recent forest fires.
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The state budgeted 500-thousand dollars to fight fires this fiscal year, but has already spent about twice that ... mostly fighting recent blazes in southwest Virginia.
More than 800 fires have broken out since October 15th and charred more 8-thousand acres statewide.
The U-S Forest Service is charging Virginia 35-thousand dollars a day for sending fire crews from western states.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will likely cover 75-percent of that cost.
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Coming up next, we will tell you why a local man hopes his Santa Claus display will make it home for the Holidays.
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Plus we'll see the latest heavyweight to call the nation's capitol his home.
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Santa Claus may be making a list and checking it twice, but he knows for sure who's been naughty in one Roanoke County neighborhood.
That's because they kidnapped him...or at least something that LOOKS like him.
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Over the weekend-- someone snatched the inflatable Santa from the lawn of Paychecks Plus in Roanoke County. Mark Harrell says he's sure his Christmas decoration did not just blow away. Whoever took Old Saint Nick-- severed the ropes holding him down and left behind a "half-- full" can of beer in his place.
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((MARK HARRELL/PAYCHECKS PLUS; I LIKED THE GUY HE LOOKED GOOD AND I CALLED LOWES TODAY AND BOTH STORES ARE OUT OF THEM SO MAYBE NEXT YEAR I'LL PUT SOME KIND OF SURVEILLANCE CAMERA ON HIM OR SOMETHING BECAUSE I REALLY DID LIKE HIM.))
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Mark Harrell paid 50- dollars for his inflatable Santa-- but is offering a 500- dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever abducted Old Saint Nick.
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He might rival Old Saint Nick when it comes to SIZE-- but he's just a baby....
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The youngest Asian elephant at the National Zoo in Washington became a new mother Sunday afternoon.
25- year- old Shanthi gave birth to the 325- pound baby elephant, who took his first steps shortly after being born.
The birth was made even more special, because the calf was conceived through artificial insemination.
It's only the FIFTH such success in the world for an elephant.
The baby elephant still hasn't been named yet--
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Financially troubled U-S Airways says that Rakesh Gangwal (rah-KESH' GAHNG'-wahl) is out, resigning as president and C-E-O.
In a statement, the airline says Chairman Stephen Wolf will reassume the C-E-O reins within both corporate structures, parent U-S Airways Group and U-S Airways. The Arlington, Virginia-based carrier has been seen among the most at financial risk in the dramatic decline in air travel after September eleventh.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was down 107 points. NASDAQ has lost 18.
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In sports, the post season will seem like de ja vu all over again for the VA Tech Hokie. We'll tell you why.
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and former Hokie Shayne Graham could be kicking soon in the N-F-L.
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[S-Gator]


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Virginia Tech will soon make its SECOND annual appearance at the Gator Bowl.
Last night the folks in Jacksonville officially invited the Hokies to play Florida State on New Year's Day in a 12:30 kickoff.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; :00]

The Hokies got the early word from the Gator Bowl officials in Jacksonville, right before they stepped onto the practice field late yesterday afternoon.
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[OUT Q=...for Miami."]
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The Hokies will face Florida State in a rematch of the 1999 Sugar Bowl game.
The Seminoles are 6-and-4, but still highly regarded - especially in Blacksburg.
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Tickets went on sale at the Tech box office this morning. They are 40-dollars a piece. This is F-S-U's 20th straight bowl game.

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Miami is the early 16- point favorite to beat Tech on Saturday. The Canes are the new number one team in this week's Bowl Championship Series Standings. The B-C-S now has Florida as number two.

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Shayne Graham, who kicked in that last battle with Florida State, will be kicking in the NFL this coming weekend.
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Shayne flew out of Roanoke last night, after agreeing to terms with the Buffalo Bills.
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[OUT Q=...FIRST GAME EVER."]
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Shayne had long-shot chances with the Saints and Seahawks.
But this time, the Bills' president called him with contract in hand, promising him to start.
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[OUT Q=...BE ON MY SIDE."]
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express will hit the expressway for this Wednesday night's game at Charlotte.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

According to the Express, center Mike Omicioli returned today from his call- up at the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears.
Omicioli played in three of four games while with the Bears, and did not have a point.
He is Roanoke's LEADING scorer.
Vern Fiddler, Roanoke's other center, has not come back from HIS A-H-L call- up to the Norfolk Admirals.
And no time table has been set for his return.
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Also today the Express acquired right wing Jarrett Thompson and future considerations from the Greensboro Generals for defenseman Steve Chabbert (SHAB BERT) and right wing Bret DeCecco. (DEE-CHECKO)[Quickcast]
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