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Coming up next on News 7 at 5, as the war continues in Afghanistan,
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people around the world stop to remember the events of September 11th.
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Looks like the rest of the week stay unsettled weather wise with conditions clearing by the weekend. Details coming up.

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Also today, one of U-V-A's starting quarterbacks decides he is leaving the school.
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and we will see what cars are the most popular with car thieves.
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((TODAY THREE MONTHS AFTER THE ASSAULT ON OUR HOMELAND, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS BROUGHT THE AWESOME WEIGHT OF JUSTIFCE AGAINST THE TERRORISTS WHO BRUTALLY MURDERED INNOCENT AMERICANS.))
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The first indictment is brought against the terrorists of September 11th.... A french man is accused of conspiring with Osama Bin Laden and Al Queda to murder thousands of pepole in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
A-G John Ashcroft says the indictment issed is a chronicle of evil----documented month by month-


Aleen Sirgany is covering the latest developments...
She joins us live from Washington with more.
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(( THIS MAN, ZACARIAS MOUSSAOUI, IS THE FIRST PERSON INDICTED FOR CONSPIRACY IN THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE FRENCH MOROCCAN RECEIVED THE SAME TRAINING AS THE 19 HIJACKERS... INCLUDING FLIGHT SCHOOL HERE IN THE U-S AND TRAINING AT AN AL QAEDI CAMP IN AFGHANISTAN. HE COULD FACE THE DEATH PENALTY IF CONVICTED. JOHN ASCHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL Al Qaedi will now meet ... it fears." ON THE MILITARY FRONT, ANTI-TALIBAN FORCES HAVE ISSUED AN ULTIMATUM TO AL-QAEDI FORCES HOLD UP IN THE MOUNTAIN CAVE COMPLEX OF TORA BORA: SURRENDER TODAY OR DIE. BUT DEFENSE SECRETARY DONALD RUMSFELD SAYS THERE ARE LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF CAVES AND THE AL-QAIDA DOESNT SEEM TO BE GIVING UP. DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY "It is clearly a major fight... the forces opposing them are determined" AND WE ARE SEEING JUST HOW DETERMINED "THEY" ARE. THIS NEWLY-RELEASED PENTAGON VIDEO SHOWS MARINES ON THE GROUND LAST WEEK, CONDUCTING A RAID NEAR KANDAHAR, WHERE THEY HAVE SET UP A BASE AND CONTINUE TO HUNT FOR FLEEING AL-QAIDA AND TALIBAN FORCES.
TO MARK THE THREE MONTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS, THE NATIONAL ANTHEM WAS PLAYED THIS MORNING ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLDTHE WORLD. bin laden tape possibly released tomorrow.))


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Americans and people of other nationalities stopped today to remember the tragedies of September 11th. Drew Levinson wraps up the events from around the world.
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((At ground zero at exactly 8:46 this morning, a lone trumpeter played the Star Spangled Banner. Yet another reminder of what happened here three months ago--when the first of two jetliners crashed into the world trade center turning two proud towers into rubble.

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At the White House President Bush remembered the more than 33-hundred who died in NY, Washington and in the fields of Pennsylvania.

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"EVERY ONE OF THE INNOCENTS WHO DIED ON SEPTEMEBER THE 11TH WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON ON EARTH TO SOMEBODY. EVERY DEATH EXTINQUISHED A WORLD.

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At the Pentagon--where the third of the four jets crashed ...Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld remembered the lives lost there.

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"WE WILL REMEMBER THEIR LIVES, RETELL THEIR STORIES AGAIN AND AGAIN SO THAT NIETHER THE NATION OR THE WORLD EVER FORGETS."
And the world isn't forgetting.
In England--Prime Minister Tony Blair and Secretary of State Colin Powell observed a moment of silence.
At the Vatican, a special holy mass began with the singing of the U-S national anthem..... (natz)
and in Islamabad .....pakistani school children took part in a memorial service at the U-S embassy.

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Here at Ground zero they continue to remove bodies and they've taken away more than 750-thousand tons of rubble and steel. They still don't know exactly how much is left because so much of it conpressed below the ground. The cleanup won't be finished for a number of months. Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York.))

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In Virginia, Governor Jim Gilmore led a remembrance service at the State Library.
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The national anthem was sung by a Spotsylvania high school choir at 9:38 A-M -- the moment the Pentagon was struck by Flight 77 from Dulles three months ago.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: PRESIDENT REAGAN SAID IN HIS FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS NO ARSENAL OR NO WEAPON IN THE ARSENALS OF THE WORLD IS SO FORMIDABLE AS THE WILL AND MORAL COURAGE OF FREE MEN AND WOMEN. IT'S A WEAPON THAT OUR ADVERSARIES IN TODAY'S WORLD DO NOT HAVE. IT IS A WEAPON THAT WE AMERICANS DO HAVE. LET THAT BE UNDERSTOOD BY THOSE WHO PRACTICE TERRORISM AND PREY UPON THEIR NEIGHBORS.))
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The Governor says the 9-1-1 attack has led to a rebirth of our national spirit.
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The Federal Reserve still thinks the economy needs help. As expected, the central bank lowered interest rates today by a quarter of a point.
The statement issued by the Federal Open Market Committee says it still views the economy as soft.


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Virginia Senator George Allen and two other Senators are proposing a new economic stimulus package.
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Allen says partisanship has held up previous ones, but this package should please both democrats and republicans.

The bill would increase the per-child tax credit from 600 dollars to a thousand.
It would provide five billion dollars in emergency grants to states that need to set up worker-retraining programs for laid-off employees.
The bill would extend unemployment benefits to 39 weeks from 26.
And it would provide families with an education tax credit.
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((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN: IT MAY NOT BE WHAT EVERYONE WANTS ON THE ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX, BUT TO ME IT'S A GOOD, COMMONSENSE REASONABLE COMPROMISE THAT I THINK SHOULD GARNER BIPARTISAN SUPPORT, AS SHOULD THIS WHOLE PACKAGE.))
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Negotiations on another stimulus package broke down last week as both parties accused the other of trying to kill the measure.

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Governor Gilmore today lifted the burning ban that has been in effect since late October.
Gilmore says the recent rain and the cooler temperatures have reduced the threat of forest fires.
The Virginia Department of Forestry reports that we have had almost a thousand fires that have burned 11 thousand acres since October 15.
The Chief of Forest Protection says Virginians still need to be careful with their outdoor burning.
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Still to come on the newscast, we will see what cars are on the tops of thieves' must have lists.
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[VO] Also we will tell you why a Southern favorite is causing traffic jams in the Midwest.
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One person is dead after a car accident in Montgomery County today.
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The head-on collision happened on Union Valley Road around 11:30. Authorities say 42-year-old Steve Olinger died when his Chevy Caprice hit a Ford pick-up head-on. Officials say speed and slicked roads are both factors in the crash. The driver of the Ford was not seriously hurt.
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The future of the Henry County school system is the topic at a public hearing tonight.
At issue is the school board's proposal to reduce the county's schools from 21 to 17.
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Justin McLeod is at the Henry County Administration building tonight where the meeting will take place this evening.
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After a ten year decline in auto theft.. car theft is on the rise... and it seems theives have some cars they like better than others.
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Toyota Camry is number one on the list of the top ten stolen cars in the nation.
The Honda Accord and Oldsmobile Cutlass come in second and third... followed by the Honda Civic and Jeep Cherokee or Grand Cherokee.
The Chevrolet Full Size C-K Pickup, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Caprice, Ford Taurus and Ford F-150 pickup round out the list.
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The national Insurance Crime Bureau came up with the list.
It says if you drive theft prone vehicles... you should consider prevention steps.. such as installing a steering wheel lock, an alarm or a starter or fuel disabler.
People who live near port or border communities are also more likely to have their car stolen.
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For some people, it's just not Christmas until they get a poinsettia. Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will tell us all about this seasonal favorite.
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Poinsettia's are a mainstay of Christmas decorating, and if treated well, this perennial can not only survive throughout the year, but thrive.
Patrick Evans enlisted some help from Bruce Feldberg on keeping your Christmas colors growing strong all year long.
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It has been a big day in Sports. Steve Mason will join us with news from U-V-A and the Stagg Bowl.
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[VO] Then a little later we will see how one man is getting back at the Grinch who stole Christmas.
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On Wall Street today, the interest rate cut failed to generate a lot of excitement with investors.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday ticker.
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The Virginia football team finished the season with a losing record and today, the team lost two key players.
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Head coach Al Groh announced today that sophomore quarterback Bryson Spinner will leave UVa and transfer effective in January. Spinner battled fellow sophomore Matt Schaub for playing time most of the season. Spinner finished with 1, 334 passing yards and 14 touchdown tosses and six interceptions but his playing time dropped off considerably as the season went on.
Running back Arlen Harris will also leave UVa in January. The junior played in eight games this season, had 92 carries for 368 yards and one touchdown. Both are expected to transfer to 1-double A schools and a source told news 7 sports that both will go to Delaware, a member of the Atlantic 10 in football.
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When time stood still in the Division III playoffs last Saturday, Bridgewater beneffitted by earning a trip to this week's Stagg Bowl. Mike Stevens has more on how the Eagles are trying not to live in the past.
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Coming up at six, NASCAR makes some pit road rule changes, see ya then everybody.

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Some people in the Midwest are enjoying a southern favorite for the first time.
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Krispy Kreme opened its first doughnut shop in Milwaukee this morning.
The Milwaukee Police Department had officers on hand to direct traffic at the shop. There were six lanes of traffic going through the drive through.
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[VO] And among those going into the store for a doughnut or two was singer Kenny Rogers. He was on his way to an appearance in northern Wisconsin and wanted a little breakfast.
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The people in Medford Oregon don't have to worry about the Grinch stealing Christmas....
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You see a local man is roasting the Dr. Seuss Character.
It's part of a holiday display that includes a few reindeer, a snowman and the Grinch on a rotisserie.
Blade Hannon says he gets a lot of comments about the display including people asking when the Grinch will be done and others telling him not to overcook the Grinch.
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