Coming up on News 7-
New word tonight on a possible location for Osama bin Laden...
In Jerusalem-- a deadly suicide bombing leaves more than a hundred injured...
A local man takes a break from the major leagues...
Plus, highlights from U-V-A and Virginia Tech...
NEWS 7 is next.
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Afghan rebel forces launch an assault on the airport near the Taliban's last stronghold--
Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
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As the war in Afghanistan continues, tonight comes word that Osama bin Laden may be on the
move. And both the Northern Alliance and U-S Marines are preparing for what could be a final battle against the Taliban. Chris Lawrence has more from Washington.
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[SUPER=141-Abdullah Abdullah/Northern Alliance; :38]
[SUPER=143-Philadelphia, PA; 45]
[SUPER=141-Chris Lawrence/CBS News; 1:17]
[OUT Q=CBS News.]
From the air, U-S warplanes bombed Taliban targets around KANDAHAR, as
panicked residents ran for their lives. Some Afghan villagers say the
warplanes killed hundreds of civilians, but the Pentagon says thats not
The Marines have seized an airport near Kandahar. And say they're ready
to do what it takes to capture the city.
"This is what the American people want, for us to go in and get these
guys. I represent them, and we're ready to go."
Now comes word that Osama bin Laden is not hiding in the caves of Tora
Bora. The Northern Alliance says he and his al-Qaida followers have
moved into the hills.
(DR. ABDULLAH ABDULLAH/NORTHERN ALLIANCE)
He is in southern Afghanistan, still in southern Afghanistan and his
people are active still.
(NAT FLIP COIN)
Here at home, President Bush had no favorites at the Army-Navy football
game. But told cadets and midshipmen their biggest battles are still to
A lot of young men on the playing field will end up in the theatre,
whether in Afghanistan, or somewhere else.
(NATS - TALKS)
After five days of haggling, peace talks are coming to an end. The
Northern Alliance says its ready to transfer power to a UN-backed
transitional council, and their leader would not be the head of that new
(S/U ON THE LATEST)))
One local group is doing its part to help win the war in Afghanistan.
A group calling itself the Virginia Citizens Militia held a clothing drive today in Vinton.
They're collecting gloves, boots, and first aid kits to help the Northern Alliance make it through the harsh winters in Afghanistan.
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[IN Q=I spent four years]
((DONALD DOYLE/VIRGINIA CITIZENS MILITIA: I SPENT FOUR YEARS IN THE AIR FORCE UP IN ALASKA SO I KNOW WHAT COLD WEATHER IS LIKE, HOW IT IS TRYING TO OPERATE IN COLD WEATHER ENVIRONMENT SO I CAME UP WITH THE IDEA AND SOME OF THE OTHER GUYS AND SAID HEY LETS LOCALLY LETS GO AHEAD AND COLLECT SOME GEAR AND SEND IT UP THERE TO THEM.))
[SUPER=141-Donald Doyle/Virginia Citizens Militia]
[OUT Q=there to them]
The group has contacted Senator John Warner's office who has agreed to help get the materials over to Afghanistan.
Members of the citizens militia also reached the Northern Alliance by phone but got disconnected a few seconds later.
The death toll in a deadly suicide attack at a Jerusalem pedestrian mall has risen to ten--
The blast also killed both bombers... and wounded more than 150- people.
Minutes after the back-to-back suicide bombings, another bomb
went off in a car parked nearby, sending panicked pedestrians
running in all directions.
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[IN Q=I don't know]
((I DON'T KNOW, I SAW LIKE MAYBE 30 TO 50 PEOPLE ON THE FLOOR. I RAN FOR MY LIFE.))
[OUT Q=for my life.]
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
President Bush is calling the bombings "acts of murder,''
and is calling on Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to fight terrorism with actions, and not just words.
Prosecutors say he could turn out to be the worst mass murderer in the nation's history.
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[SUPER=03-King Co., WA]
Gary Ridgway is accused of the brutal murder of four Seattle area women -- but prosecutors say he may be responsible for the disappearance of 49 women, most of them prostitutes and runaways.
The women's bodies were discovered in the mud of the Green River in Seattle in the early 19-80's.
Today, Ridgway waived his initial court appearance.
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[SOT - 19:27:50]
[IN Q=The judge determined...]
((JEFF BAIRD/KING CO. WA PROSECUTOR; THE JUDGE DETERMINED THAT THERE WAS PROBABLE CAUSE TO DETAIN MR. RIDGWAY, THE STATE HAS UNTIL WEDNESDAY TO CHARGE MR. RIDGWAY, AND THE JUDGE SAID NO BAIL WOULD BE SET AT THIS TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Baird/King Co., WA Prosecutor; ]
[OUT Q=would be set at this time.]
[VO-NAT - :07+]
Ridgway was arrested on Friday afternoon, as he left his job at a trucking company where he had worked for 31 years.
Call it a field of dreams.
Arizona Diamondbacks Tony Womack returned to his home turf this weekend for a special ceremony in southside.
Justin McLeod take us to the ballfield for all the highlights.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of Tony's hit in World Series]
[SUPER=04-FOX Sports/November 4; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Womack/Diamondbacks Shortstop; ::18]
[SUPER=03-South Boston; :32]
[SUPER=01-Ronald Jones/Ballfield Committee; 1:18]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, South Boston]
((((NAT SOUND OF TONY'S HIT IN WORLD SERIES))
It's game seven of the world series, the Diamondbacks are down by a run in the bottom of the ninth.
Gretna's own Tony Womack steps up to the plate and hits a double to right.
[IN Q=With the infield in]
((TONY WOMACK/DIAMONDBACKS SHORTSTOP: WITH THE INFIELD IN I KNEW IT WAS A HIT. IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF OK, WHEN DO I CELEBRATE, WHEN DO I CELEBRATE, OH I GOTTA CELEBRATE AFTER I TOUCH THIRD BASE SO THE GOOD PART ABOUT IT WAS EVERYTHING WORKED OUT FOR THE BEST.))
[OUT Q=for the best]
After all, the Diamondbacks went on to beat the Yankees to become World Champions.
Not bad for this former Gretna High school star who also played for the Salem Buccaneers before hitting the majors.
Although he may be known for his actions on the field, its what he's doing off the field that's a hit with fans in southside.
[IN Q=Tony returned home]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: TONY RETURNED HOME THIS WEEKEND TO HELP DEDICATE A BALLFIELD AT HIS CHURCH HERE IN SOUTH BOSTON. ITS A FIELD HE AND THE DIAMONDBACKS HELPED PAY FOR.))
[OUT Q=helped pay for]
((NAT SOUND OF CEREMONY))
The field is dedicated to his grandparents and his father who died last April.
Its located just down the road from Mountain Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
And its Tony hope this will become a field of dreams for the kids in the area.
[SOT 5:44:17; 5:47:13]
[IN Q=My job is]
((TONY WOMACK: MY JOB IS AND THE ONLY REASON I DID THIS FOR THOSE GUYS WHO NEED SOME SUPPORT. THEY NEED SOMEWHERE TO START AND I AM JUST HOPING I CAN GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO START.))
((RONALD JONES/BALL FIELD COMMITTEE: YOUNG PEOPLE THAT GO TO SCHOOL TOGETHER AND EVENTUALLY WILL HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER SO LEARNED TO PLAY TOGETHER AND ALL THESE THINGS WILL COME TOGETHER AND THEY CAN BE RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS IN THE COMMUNITY.))
[OUT Q=in the community]
Responsible individuals on and off the field, all made possible thanks to this world champ.
Justin McLeod, News 7, South Boston.))[Tease1]
Still ahead on News 7 at 11, we'll have highlights of U-V-A's taming of Penn State, and the Hokie's close call against Miami...
and also, O-Winston Link may get the most recognition for his photos of railroad history, but there is a group that did its share. We'll have that and more, stay with us.
Customers of Cox-At-Home high speed internet service are still on-line.
A federal bankruptcy court judge ruled the network could shut down at midnight last night.
[VO-NAT 01-57 TC23:58]
If that happens, Cox customers will have to temporarily use Juno dial-up service.
Customers with Macintosh computers will be re-imbursed $21.95 a month for dial-up service since Juno doesn't support macs.
A Cox spokeperson says the company's still negotiating with "At Home".
Cox will launch its own high-speed network within the next two weeks.
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A company let medical insurance lapse for a group of former co-workers, and they are still waiting for a refund.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]
Barry Moran owes six thousand dollars in medical bills because his former employers at Fabricated Metals didn't pay his insurance premiums.
Criminal charges against the employers, Frank Guynn and John Langhammer, were dropped after they agreed to pay the bill.
The restitution was delivered to an attorney's office two weeks ago, but has yet to reach Barry Moran.
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Rick Buchanan says he'll appear before a Roanoke County judge Monday to ask that the charges be re-instated.[Tease2]
Still ahead, 2 high schools won state championships today, while some others are gearing up for a run next weekend, Roy Stanley will have details in sports...
but before that, it's beginning to look a lot like christmas in the area. Some towns in the area get into a festive mood. Stay with us...
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Residents in Chatham like to celebrate Christmas the old fashion way.
Today, the town held its annual Christmas in Colonial Chatham celebration.
Several area residents decorated their homes and open their doors to the public for tours.
Some even dressed up in period costumes and entertained the crowds with historical reenactments.
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[IN Q=I think its an educational]
((KITTY TURNER; I THINK ITS AN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR THE YOUNG CHILDREN COMING UP WHO HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE THIS. THAT'S WHAT I ENJOY ABOUT IT, IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES THAT I REMEMBER AS A CHILD THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE YOUNGER CHILDREN TODAY.))
[OUT Q=younger children today]
The event also featured carriage rides and an appearance by Old Saint Nick.
This year's Colonial celebration attracted nearly a thousand people.
The Christmas spirit was also in full swing in the New River Valley.
Today dozens gathered in Dublin-- for that town's Christmas parade as well.... though the weather certainly didn't make it feel like December yet alone the holiday.
The Miami Hurricanes earned a trip to the Rose Bowl yesterday by hanging on to beat the Hokies 26-to-24.
Mike Stevens has more from Lane Stadium.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Miami vs. Va. Tech; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Dorsey/Miami Quarterback; :26]
[SUPER=01-Grant Noel/4 Interceptions; :36]
[SUPER=01-Rickey Bustle/VT Offensive Coordinator; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Mike Goforth/VT Head Athletic Trainer; 1:32]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/VT Assistant Head Coach; 1:57]
[SUPER=36-Miami #1/26/Virginia Tech #13/24; 2:14]
[SUPER=01-Daryl Jones/Miami Senior Receiver; 2:23]
[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/2 Fumble Recoveries; 2:30]
[SUPER=01-Bud Foster/VT Defensive Coordinator; 2:36]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
Virginia's Antoine Womack playing his final game at U-V-A rushed for over 150 yards as the Cavaliers spoil Penn State's chances at a bowl beating the Nittany Lions 20 to 14.
The Virginia fans were fired up for the game.
Penn State's Eric McCoo takes the handoff and goes out side for the score and the Nittany Lions led 7 to nothing.
U-V-A added a field goal in the second then Zack Miller goes to the air and hits Mark Blosser on the short touchdown pass and Penn State led 14 to 6 at the half.
The Cavaliers came alive in the second half Mills gets hit and fumbles the ball Virginia's Art Thomas scoops it up and takes it 92 yards the longest fumble recover in U-V-A history and the Cavs cut the lead to 14 to 13.
[SUPER=36-Virginia/20/Penn St./14/; :]
Virginia would score the winning T-D in the third Alvin Pearman takes the pitch from Bryson Spinner and scores on the 16 yard run and the Cavaliers beat Penn State 20 to 14.
Bath County moves into the Group A Division one state championship game against Sussex Central with a 34 to 14 win over Appalachia.
[SUPER=03-Bath Co./Bath Co. vs Appalachia; :]
The Chargers were looking to advance to the state championship game for the second straight year.
Bath County comes out strong Michael Bush takes the punt on his own 25 yard line and he's off to the races scoring the touchdown and the 2 point conversion made it 8 to nothing Chargers in the first quarter.
Bath strikes again this time quarterback Jacob Phillips fakes the handoff calling his own number scoring from the seven to make it 16 to nothing.
The Bulldogs bite back in the second quarterback Josh Mabe hits Steven Griffey on the 15 yard touchdown pass the two points made it 16 to 8 at the half.
Bath keeps rolling in the second half Phillips hands off to Alex Shaver from 4 yards out and the Chargers win it 34 to 14.
Floyd County advances to the Group A Division 2 state championship game beating Gate city 17 to 3.
[SUPER=03-Gate City/Floyd vs Gate City; :]
The Buffalo's force the Gate City punt Micah Kobia feilds the punt and races up the field for a 25 yard gain to midfield.
Several plays later Josh Dewease breaks through the line and he takes it to the houst from 52 yards out to make it 14 to 3 Buffaloes.
Then the Buffalo defense steps it up sacking Blue Devils quarterback Isiah Spivey for a big loss.
[SUPER=36-Floyd Co./17/Gate City/3/;]
Floyd County moves the ball quarterback Isaac Spence hits Derrick Manning deep setting up the field goal and the Buffalos win it 17 to 3.
The Buffaloles play Washington and Lee for the title.
Graham and Harrisonburg will face off in the Group 2 A Division 3 state championship the G-Men beat Liberty 56 to 14.
[SUPER=03-Bluefield/Liberty vs Graham; :]
The Liberty theme for the game was refuse to lose.
In the first quarter, Liberty's Stephen Brawley hands off to Fletcher Miller who takes it three yards for the score and the Game was tied at 7 to 7.
Graham has the Minutemen on their own 27 Bobby Erker punts the ball it touches the G-Men defender Liberty falls on the ball keeping possession.
Then with second and four on the four Brawley goes to the air and hits Josh Goff for the score but the Minutemen trailed 21 to 14.
Still in the third, Graham's Mathews goes to the air and hits Ryan French on the 37 yard T-D pass play and Graham wins it 56 to 14.
The single and double A girls basketball state championships tipped off at the Salem Civic yesterday.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Radford vs Glenvar; :]
Glenvar would try and beat the Bobcats for the fifth time this season in an all Three Rivers District matchup. The Bobcats had lost all 4 previous meetings.
Glenvar's Leann Woodley hits the shot but its 17 to 16 Radford with 4 minutes left in the half.
The Bobcats Casey Lewis then steals the ball from Allison Faschnat she gives to Sydney Day who scores 2 of her 14.
Faschnat redeems herself with a jumper from the right side to make it 20 to 19 Glenvar just before the half.
Then with 1:10 left in the game Radford's Ashley Franklin scores to make it 38 to 37 Bobcats.
But Faschnat goes to the line where she was 9 of 10 on the day and Glenvar wins the Single A title 41 to 38.
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[SUPER=01-Bryan Harvey/Glenvar Head Coach; :04]
[SUPER=01-Larry Mannon/Radford Head Coach; :12]
[OUT Q=..........it happen."]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Northside vs Charlottesville; :]
Before the double A state championship the V-H-S-L honored Claudia Dodson for over 30 years of service.
Northside was back in the title game for the second straight year.
The Vikings could not stop Charlottesville's Chantel Coleman who put the Black Knights up by 4 early.
Northside's Brittany Hughes led all scores with 20 points including this jumper.
In the fourth quarter, Charlottesville with the steal to go up 50 to 44 with three minutes left to play.
Jessica Wilkerson cuts the gap to three with under a minute, Northside got to within one but the Vikings are the state runner up for the second year in a row losing to Charlottesville 54 to 51.
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[IN Q="To finish...]
[SUPER=01-Jim Robinson/Northside Head Coach; :]
[OUT Q=........how proud I am."]
Virginia rallied from 16 points down at the half to beat Virginia Tech 69 to 61.
Ricky Stokes back on the bench at University Hall.
Tech came out smoking Carlton Carter hit the three pointer the Hokies led by 5.
But the Cavaliers come back going to big man Travis Watson he hits the jumper but U-V-A trailed 43 to 27 at the half.
After a 56 to 56 tie, Tech's Carlos Dixon hits this three pointer and the Hokies led by 6.
But Roger Mason juinor rallied the Cavaliers this three Virginia led by 1 and the Cavaliers win it 69 to 61.
The Roanoke Express was back at the Roundhouse last night hosting the Johnstown Chiefs.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Chiefs; :]
The Express rolled into the Roundhouse second in the Northeast Division.
Joe Dusbabek gets out on the break taking it to the goal for the first of his 2 goals Roanoke led 1 to nothing in the first period.
Then Roanoke's Terrence Tooto passes to Jarret Thompson who scores the goal and the Express gets the 5 to 2 win over Johnstown.
The most famous images of the Norfolk and Western Railway were captured by O. Winston Link... but Link isn't the only photographer who deserves credit for documenting the company's history.
The railroad established its own photography department in 1916, and employees like master photographer Bryan Beard were reponsible for thousands of images.
They snapped photographs in the Roanoke shops and in communities all along the rail line.
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[IN Q=Well, I think it was the best job on the railroad]
((WELL I THINK IT WAS THE BEST JOB ON THE RAILROAD, REALLY. EVERY DAY WAS DIFFERENT, EVERY NEGATIVE YOU PICKED UP WAS DIFFERENT THAN THE ONE YOU JUST LAID DOWN. WE GOT TO GO AND SEE THINGS AS THEY WERE BEING BUILT. AND WE WERE THE FIRST ONES THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Aubrey Overstreet/Former Norfolk Southern Photographer]
[OUT Q=and we were the first ones there.]
The photographers of the Norfolk and Western Railway are the subject of this week's Virginia Profile, airing on N(------------)
ews 7 Sunday morning.