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Next on News 7 at 5, mail service is disrupted today in Blacksburg after its main post office is closed. We'll have the details in a live report.
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And in Afghanistan, reports say the Taliban is about to lose control of its last city. [Weather-Head]
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We remain challenged in the rain department as a front is stalled to our west. But it will be fine weather for a Christmas parade. Details ahead.

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Also we will examine what toys could be the most appropriate for your child,
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and the latest crash tests are out. Today we will see which vehicles had big damage from some little collisions.
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Reports today that Taliban's is losing control of its last stronghold in the South.
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((REAR ADM JOHN STUFFLEBEEM/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: WE CAN'T DENY THAT, I GUESS IS A BETTER WAY TO PUT THAT, BUT I COULD NOT CONFIRM AND I'VE NOT SEEN ANY REPORTS THAT ANY OPPOSITION GROUPS HAVE ENTERED KANDAHAR CITY AT THIS POINT.))
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And new pictures are released showing U-S attacks on Taliban sites.

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Reports tonight that the Taliban's control over the city of Kandahar may be nearing an end.
This as the U-S increases its presence in Afghanistan.
In the South just outside of Kandahar.. the number of marines on the gorund has climbed to more than 1-thousand.
Aleen Sirgany is following the story. She joins us live from Washington with the latest.
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((THE NUMBERS OF U-S TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN IS GROWING ... THE PENTAGON SAYS SMALL TEAMS OF ARMY SOLDIERS ARE BASED AT TWO CRUCIAL AIRFIELDS. REAR ADM. JOHN STUFFLEBEEM/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: They are there for security operations and they are in two locations to the north.TO THE SOUTH, THE NUMBER OF MARINES ON THE GROUND HAS CLIMBED TO MORE THAN 1-THOUSAND AT A BASE JUST OUTSIDE KANDAHAR, THE LAST REMAINING TALIBAN STRONGHOLD. THE PENTAGON SAYS IT CANT CONFIRM NORTHERN ALLIANCE CLAIMS THAT THEY ARE ACTIVELY TRYING TO CAPTURE THE CITY........ BUT ALSO CAN'T RULE IT OUT. STUFFLEBEEM: I can accept that the may have entered the province, not in a large movement. IN MAZAR-E-SHARIF, U-S SPECIAL FORCES HAVE CLEARED UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION AROUND THE MAIN AIRPORT, OPENING A PATH FOR HUMANITARIAN AID FLIGHTS. ALSO IN MAZAR-E-SHARIF, A TOP OSAMA BIN LADEN SUPPORTER HAS REPORTEDLY BEEN CAPTURED AND IS BEING QUESTIONED. HIS FATHER...THE BLIND CLERIC omar ABDEL RAHMAN ... IS IN A U.S. JAIL FOR CONSPIRING TO BLOW UP THE WORLD TRADE CENTER IN 1993.
AS THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR THOSE INVOLVED IN THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS A NEW PROGRAM. IT'LL PROVIDE FOREIGN VISITORS WITH VISAS AND EVEN PERMANENT RESIDENCY IF THEY PROVIDE INFORMATION ON TERRORIST SUSPECTS. JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL "The people who have the courage to make the right choice deserve to be welcomed as guests into our country and perhaps to one days become fellow citizens.))




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Blacksburg residents are without mail service today....a suspicious substance has shut down the town's main post office.
News 7's New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us live from Blacksburg with more on the situation, Rachel?
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Jean, officials just got test results from Richmond on the beige granular substance. It's not anthrax and NOT harmful, but they don't exactly what it is.....
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It was found in two separate locations at the University City Boulevard Post Office. Officials closed the facility and halted all mail delivery by mid-morning.
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((HEATHER BROWNING/TOWN OF BLACKSBURG SPOKESWOMAN; ALL THE TOWN OF BLACKSBURG ALL THE VIRGINIA TECH CAMPUS AND A PORTION OF THE COUNTY AS WELL SO YOUR LOOKING AT APPROXIMATELY 50-THOUSAND, POSSIBLE 55-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN TOWN THAT WON'T BE RECEIVING MAIL TODAY.)) ((KAREN MOST/POSTAL CUSTOMER; IT'S INCONVENIENT CAUSE I DROVE TO THIS SIDE OF TOWN BECAUSE THE DOWNTOWN POST OFFICE IS SO MUCH HARDER TO GET INTO AND ITS CROWDED USUALLY SO I CAME HERE FOR THE CONVENIENCE FACTOR AND NOW I HAVE TO GO BACK DOWNTOWN.))
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A postal worker first noticed the substance just after 4 a-m while sorting mail. About five employees were in the building at the time. At around 10:30 more was found and the State Hazmat Team was called in.
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Browning says the facility is being cleaned and
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Jean, it's expected to be reopened tomorrow...

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More than one thousand hourly workers at Westvaco's Covington mill overwhelmingly rejected the company's latest contract offer.
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The workers' six year contract expires this Saturday. Westvaco wants to sign the workers to a new six year deal. Union officials are asking for a 50 percent increase in pension for retirees, an increase in life insurance coverage, and higher wages. The union says Westvaco's offer fell short. Also at issue is the random drug testing for hourly employees.
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((TOM JEWELL/WESTVACO SPOKESMAN;THIS IS THE LAST LOCATION THAT WESTVACO HAS WHERE RANDOM DRUG TESTING HAS NOT BEEN IMPLEMENTED. AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT OUR SALARIED EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO DO, IT'S SOMETHING WE REQUIRE OUR VENDORS TO DO FOR SAFETY REASONS.)) ((RON BROWN/PACE LOCAL 675 PRESIDENT; WE DON'T LIKE THE COMPANY'S RANDOM DRUG TEST. WE HAVE A POLICY OF DRUG TESTING ON A REASSON TO BELIEVE LEVEL, IT WORKS WELL FOR US, IT HAS WORKED WELL FOR THE TIME WE'VE PUT IT IN, AND WE REALLY DON'T HAVE ANY DESIRE TO CHANGE THAT.))
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No date has been set for contract talks to resume. Union officials say the employees will work under their existing contract after the deal expires on Saturday.
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A Roanoke County osteopath is under investigation by the State Board of Medicine.
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A preliminary report indicates Doctor Joan Resk failed to perform complete physical exams in some cases, failed to review records of past medical care and monitor patients' progress. Resk's office is in the Clearbrook area. The Virginia Department of Health Professions web site shows Dr. Resk received her license to practice medicine in Virginia in February, 1998. It also shows their are disciplinary proceedings pending against her.
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No hearing date has been set.

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Cox Cable says "Cox-at-home" customers can rest easy if a federal bankruptcy court judge pulls the plug on the "At Home" Internet service provider.
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Hundreds of Roanoke residents could lose high-speed Internet access tomorrow at midnight if "At Home's" creditors get their way.
Cox says if that happens, each customer will be temporarily switched to dial-up service. There will be no charge for service during that period, and customers will be re-imbursed for a majority of their dial-up expenses.
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((MIKE PEDELTY/COX CABLE : WE'RE LOOKING AT ALL OPTIONS INCLUDING HOW IT WILL IMPACT OUR MAC CUSTOMERS AND WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT ANY CONTINGENCY PLAN WILL SATISFY THE CUSTOMER.))
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Joel Sink is a Cox-At-Home customer.
He says he won't be happy with dial-up service.
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((JOEL SINK/COX CUSTOMER: I'M GIVING THEM ABOUT A HUNDRED FIVE DOLLARS EVERY MONTH. THAT'S A BIG CHUNK OF CHANGE. AND IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THEY SH0ULD BE A LITTLE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW I CAN FEEL ABOUT THIS.))
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Cox is working on its own high-speed Internet network and plans to have it up and running by mid-December.
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Tonight's launch of the space shuttle Endeavour is scrubbed. We'll tell you why after a quick break,
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[VO] Also we will see why the most popular toy is not always the best one for your child.
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A delay for today's launch of the Space Shuttle.
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Endeavour will sit on the launch pad at least another day while NASA tries to figure out how to fix a problem in space.
Apparently a Russian supply ship may not be propertly latched to the International Space Station.
Meanwhile security at Kennedy Space Center has been raised both on the ground and in the air.
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((COL. SAMUEL DICK/U.S. AIR FORCE: THE THREAT IS TERRORISM AND WE WANT TO ENSURE THE SAFE AND SECURE ACCESS TO SPACE IS GUARANTEED, SO WE'VE PROVIDED SOME ASSETS.))
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With a temporary 30 mile no fly zone in effect, radar and anti craft guns are ready to find and destroy anything that could pose a threat to the shuttle.
This will be the first wartime shuttle launch in history.
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The makers of Jeeps and Ford Explorers may have re-designed their vehicles... but both are getting poor marks when it comes to bumper testing.
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The Insurance Institute for Highway safety did low speed bumper tests on both the 2002 Ford Explorer and the 2002 Jeep Liberty.
Both had over 5-thousand dollars in damage.
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The Institute was especially critical of the Liberty.
When the vehicle is backed into a flat barrier at five miles an hour, the rear window shatters and the tailgate is damaged.
Ford says the company designs bumpers with safety in mind, not repairs costs.
The Dodge Ram pickup was improved over 2001.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer suffered the least damage of the four vehicles tested-
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Shopping for toys requires a lot more than just picking out the hottest item.
Making sure the toy is safe and age appropriate could have a bigger impact than you might think.
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us --it's a lesson some Virginia Tech students learned first hand.
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Jean, The students were given the challenge of picking out the best toys.
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And the students say what they found --was that the most expensive and electronic toys aren't always the best option for children.
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One of the first things these Human Development students learned was the best toys --aren't always the most advertised.
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Associate Professor Cosby Rogers says parents should realize that toys are critical to a child's development.
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(( PLAY IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO LEARN BECAUSE WAY TO LEARN BECAUSE WE INTEGRATE PROBLEM SOLVING --AND WE'RE ABLE TO CALL BACK THAT PROBLEM SOLVING AND GENERATE IT TO OTHER EXPERIENCES)) [RUNS14]
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For example --here are some options -- for children birth to one year -crib or floor gyms, soft toys, and musical instruments are age appropriate. For kids 1 to 3 --balls, blocks, play household items and puzzles are good options. For children 3 to 9 --a tricycle or bicycle, skates or tape players are recommended. And young people ages 9 to 12, remote control vehicles , board games and electronic games would be both fun and suitable.
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The students advice to parents -listen to your children but choose very wisely.
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The students actually did buy some of the toys --which they donated to the Montgomery County Christmas store.
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Jean,

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Coming up a little later on the newscast, Patrick Evans will bring us a live preview of tonight's Christmas parade from Vinton,
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[VO] But first we will see how one man's hobby is helping him develop a far sighted vision.
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An amateur astronomer in Florida is enjoying the benefits of his handiwork.
He is stargazing with his own handmade telescope. Charley Belcher has more.
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( INSIDE THIS BUILDING LIVES A MONSTER...A MONSTER OF A TELESCOPE...AND

JOHN NOVAK BUILT IT HIMSELF.
(Sot Novak- Feels good. Two years of hard work is over. It's a good feeling.)
IT'S A 36-INCH EQUATORIALLY MOUNTED TELESCOPE.
(Sot- Equatorially mounted meaning that it tracks the heavens automatically, it's computer controlled and it has fine precision movements.)
WHICH MEANS 7 TONS OF TELESCOPE GLIDES AROUND LIKE A FIGURE SKATER ON ICE. NOVAK BUILT EVERYTHING BUT THE GEARS AND THE OPTICS. AND IN THE ASTRONOMY WORLD, THIS IS BIG...BIGGER THAN BIG...IT'S HUGE.
(Sot- There are no other 36's that are equatorially mounted to my knowledge in Florida or anywhere in the southeast.)
SO WHY DID HE DO IT? HE LOVES LOOKING UP. AIRCONDITIONING CONTRACTOR BY DAY, AMATEUR ASTRONOMER BY NIGHT. HE'S BEEN BUILDING TELESCOPES FOR YEARS. NOVAK SAYS IT WILL TAKE ABOUT A YEAR TO GET EVERYTHING WITH THIS ONE FINE-TUNED AND ALL THE BUGS WORKED OUT. IT TAKES TIME AND PATIENCE...BUT WHEN HE'S DONE....
(Sot-John-- I'll be able to see just about anything I feel like seeing.)
(cb--standup-- While he tweaks the big one...John star gazes with this one. He built it too...he calls it the "little" one. Little huh?
HE'S TAKEN SOME STELLAR PICTURES IN THE PAST...AND CAN'T WAIT FOR THE VISUAL ADVENTURE THAT AWAITS. IT'S A VALUABLE TOOL....ONE THAT NOVAK COULD PROBABLY SELL TO A UNIVERSITY OR A COLLECTOR.
(Sot- If I ever thought about building a bigger one someday--which in the back of my head I am thinking about--then I might sell it. But right now that's not what I'm thinking about, I just want to use it.)

SO NOVAK WAITS FOR THE NIGHT...AND HIS NEXT CHANCE TO SEE THE STARS.))
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Coming up following Sports, Patrick Evans will help us get into the Christmas Spirit at the Vinton Christmas parade.

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On Wall Street today, investors ended the stock markets two day slide as the latest economic news painted a rosier picture of the economy.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the 2 minute ticker.
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A-C-C commissioner John Swofford says its up to Virginia and Michigan State to decide what to do with the rest of their basketball game.
The game was called off in the second half because of a slippery floor at the Richmond Coliseum, caused by ice underneath for Renegades Hockey.
Virginia led 31 to 28 when the game was stopped.
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Virginia athletic officials will decide whether or not to make up the game tomorrow.




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The "Mid-Knight Madness" concept will again make its mark at Cave Spring high school tomorrow night. The Knights will unveil their teams for the upcoming season and help some charities in the process. The entire night also will have a patriotic theme.
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Steve Mason has a chat with former Virginia head coach George Welsh more on that coming up at six and Jeanwill be back in a moment.

[5-VINTON-PARADE]


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Despite the incredibly warm temperatures, the Vinton Christmas Parade steps off tonight at 7 to get you into the Christmas Spirit.
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Jolly Old Elf Patrick Evans joins us from the parade's staging area, where participants are putting the finishing touches on their entries.
Patrick, has the warm weather detracted from the Holiday atmosphere?
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