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Today on News 7 at 5, Americans get to see Osama Bin Laden admit his role in the attacks of September 11th. We'll have a live report.
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and students get a closer look at the Standards of Learning on the Internet [Weather-Head]
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We are still on target for rain tonight and early Friday with a clear out expected Saturday. Weather details just ahead.

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Also the federal government wants the American Red Cross held in contempt of court,
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and a national restaurant chain with locations in our region is being accused of racial discrimination.
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Videotape is released of Osama bin Laden... showing him laughing and smiling as he talks about the attack on the World Trade Center...
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((WE HAVE HAD THE TAPE CHECKED BY EXPERTS. WE HAE HAD THE TAPE LOOKED AT TO SEE IF IT HAD ANY WAY BEEN TAMPERED WITH. WE HAD PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPECTED IN THEIR FIELDS DO THE TRANSLATION.))
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The White House calls it the smoking gun.. the video tape that proves beyond all doubt that Osama bin Laden masterminded the September 11th attacks.
Aleen Sirgany has more on the hour long tape ... She joins us live from Washington.
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((THE HOUR LONG VIDEOTAPE SHOWS OSAMA BIN LADEN ACKNOWLEDGING THAT HE KNEW ABOUT THE ATTACKS BEFORE THEY HAPPENED. AND CELEBRATING THAT THE DEVESTATION TO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER WAS EVEN MORE THAN HE HAD ANTICIPATED. SPEAKING IN ARABIC, BIN LADEN SAYS, we calculated in advance the number of casualties from the enemy, who would be killed based on the position of the tower. We calculated that the floors that would be hit would be three or four floors. I was the most optimistic of them all. Due to my experience in this field, I was thinking that the fire from the gas in the plane would melt the iron structure of the building and collapse the area where the plane hit and all the floors above it only. This is all that we had hoped for. THROUGHOUT THE TAPE BIN LADEN PRAISES ALLAH FOR THE ATTACKS AND LAUGHS ABOUT THE DAY THAT CHANGED THE FACE OF AMERICA FOREVER:
TAPE: After a little while, they announced that another plane had hit the World Trade Center. The brothers who heard the news were overjoyed by it. THE TAPE WAS RELEASED AS U.S BOMBING GREW EVEN MORE INTENSE IN TORA BORA. THE PENTAGON BELIEVES BIN LADEN MAY STILL BE HIDING IN THE CAVES OF THESE RUGGED MOUNTAINSALONG WITH HIS AL-QAEDA MEMBERS WHO HAVE IGNORED NOT ONE BUT TWO DEADLINES TO SURRENDER OR DIE. DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY If they surrender theyll live, if they dont they.up to them....it's their choice. THE TAPE ALSO HINT OF ADDITIONAL ATTACKS. THE SHEIK SPEAKING WITH BIN LADEN IN THE TAPE, CALLED SEPTEMBER11TH A CLEAR VICTORY AND SAID ALLAH WILL BRING THEM MORE VICTORY DURING THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN, WHICH ENDS SUNDAY.))




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More than 20 people are filing a lawsuit against the Cracker Barrel Restaurant chain...
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charging widespread racial discrimination. 21 people from ten states filed suit... The 100 million dollar lawsuit claims that Cracker Barrel seats African Americans in segregated seating- and provides slower, inferior service.
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((DAVID SANFORD/ATTORNEY: PLAINTIFFS CLAIM CRACKER BARREL SIMPLY OFTEN DENIES SERVICE ALTOGETHER TO AFRICAN AMERICAN CUSTOMERS.)) [BUTT TO 14:24:22] ((CHANDRA HARMON/PLAINTIFF: WE NOTICIED THE FOUR WHITE CUSTOMERS WHO CAME IN AFTER US HAD NOT LEFT CRACKER BARREL AS WE HAD. WE WENT BACK AND LOOKED THROUGH THE WINDOW. THE FOUR WHITE CUSTOMERS HAD BEEN SEATED, THEY HAD DRINKS AND FOOD AND WERE SITTING THERE LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW AT US.))
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Harmon was at a Cracker Barrel in Tennessee.. when she told it was too late to be served..
Cracker Barrel owns restaurants in several states including some in this region.
The restaurant chain denies the allegations.


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Oil and thick smoke may have contributed to an accident on Route 460 today.
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It happened around 11 this morning near Thaxton.
Witnesses say a west bound truck broke down and covered the road with oil and smoke.
A car behind the truck slid on the spilled oil and rear-ended the truck.
The driver and a passanger of the car were taken to Bedford Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to Roanoke Memorial.
No word on their condition.
The accident tied up traffic on 460 while VDOT cleaned up the mess.
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Virginia's high schoolers may be taking the SOL test "on-line" by next Spring.
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The technology was unveiled for the public at the Educational Technology Leadership Conference at the Hotel Roanoke this morning. Educators say putting the test on-line makes the process more efficient. They also say it allows students who need to RE-take the test... to do so quickly.
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((CHARLES PYLE/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SAY HE JUST MISSES PASSING ONE OF THE SOL TESTS, NOW HE'LL BE ABLE TO TAKE A RETEST AS SOON AS HE'S READY AS OPPOSED TO HAVING TO WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT SEMESTER OF THE NEXT TEST ADMINISTRATION. SO, THAT'S A TREMENDOUS BENEFIT FOR STUDENTS.))
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A study will be conducted between now and next spring to determine whether taking the test on-line gives students advantages or disadvantages over taking the test on paper. The Virginia Department of Education expects all Virginia high schools to be capable of using the web-based assessment test by 2003.
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For more information about the on-line SOL's you can click on the webwatch section of our website at wdbj7.com.

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Coming up next on the newscast, we will tell you why some layoffs in other states may help local workers.
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[VO] Also Jennifer Miele will have some Christmas gift suggestions that are made in Virginia.
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Two area companies are downsizing and eliminating several hundred jobs.
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Stanley Furniture will close its West End facility in Central North Carolina.
400 employees will lose their jobs.
Company officials say the company wide re-alignment will not affect plants in Martinsville or Stanleytown.
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Dan River also plans to close a plant in Georgia and one in South Carolina.
More than four hundred people will lose their jobs.
Dan River plans to transfer most of the work to its facilities in Danville and Brookneal, creating some 300 jobs.
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The government is cracking down on the American Red Cross..
The Food and Drug Administration says the Red Cross has committed persistant and serious violations of blood safety regulations over the past 16 years... That despite a 1993 court order mandating improvements.
Now the government wants a federal judge to hold the American Red Cross in contempt of court.
Even with the filing...... the F-D-A insists the blood supply is safer than it has ever been.
But former Red Cross president Bernadine Healy publically acknowledges "Near Misses" when it comes to safeguarding the blood supply.

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Which would you rather have in nine months: a baby or an all- expenses paid Caribbean cruise?
That's the choice a Lynchburg- based program wants local young people to think about before having pre-marital sex.
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Marriage Before the Carriage is offering four free vacations to young people between the ages of 12 and 29 who do not mother, father or abort a child over the next year.
Officials say it's all about building better families.
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((ROLAND HAYES/MARRIAGE BEFORE THE CARRIAGE: WE HAVE SOME DISTURBING TRENDS IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA. WE TALK ABOUT THE INCIDENT OF OUT OF WEDLOCK BIRTH, THE RISE IN COHABITATION, LIVING TOGETHER, SHACKING UP HOWEVER THEY WANT TO PUT IT, BUT STATISTICS SHOW THIS DOES NO CREATE A LASTING FAMILY CONNECTION.))
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Non-marital births have dropped more than six percent in central Virginia over the last four years.
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If you're tired of giving dad a tie and mom perfume for Christmas...we've wrapped up some new gift ideas for you.


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Jennifer Miele's tells us what's made her list.
Jean, I went to three local stores that sell a range of gifts that are all made in Virginia.
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Their prices are right, but more importantly they've got a hometown feel.
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(( What better gift to give than a touch of home... especially if you can't be there for Christmas.
Lee and Edwards in downtown Roanoke offers "Virginia Baskets" for 50 dollars.
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((MICHELLE SCOTT: WE'VE BEEN SENDING A LOT OF GIFT BASKETS WITH VIRGINIA'S FINEST FOODS IN THEM. FRESH CHEESES, PEANUTS, ASSORTMENTS OF SAUCES AND VIRGINIA WINES.)) [RUNS11]
Starving artists?Not at Christmas time thanks to "Art on a Mission" in Tanglewood Mall.
That's where 115 LOCAL Artists market their work.
Each donates a portion their sales to the rescue mission.
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((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON: THE NEATEST THING ABOUT THE STORE IS THAT ALL OF THE SALES BENEFIT THE NEW MEDICAL CLINIC AT THE RESCUE MISSION.)) [RUNS06]
And if fine wine or fine art don't put you in the Christmas mood... maybe these will.
Wood replicas of Virginia Tech's War Memorial chapel, Roanoke's First Baptist Church or Victory Stadium.
This patriotic Santa is also a customer favorite.
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((RACHEL NICHOLS: THEY ARE BUYING THEM FOR THEIR CHILDREN THAT HAVE MOVED OUT OF TOWN, BUYING FOR THEMSELVES, WHEN A NEW ONE COMES IN THEY GET SO EXCITED.)) [RUN10]
Holiday shopping sales got off to a dismal start plunging a record 3.7 percent in November... credit that to a huge number of job losses and the September 11th attacks.
But these area stores report very strong sales for the season.))
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We may be heading out of a recession, but if you are still holding your pocketbook tightly, all of these stores sell hometown gifts starting at a few dollars. [TOSS ACROSS THE SET;]


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Coming up a little later in the newscast,
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[VO] one company decides it is better to give than to receive after it cancels its Christmas party to help the needy.
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The Roanoke Symphony's conductor, David Wiley, is well know for the big performances with the Orchestra, but you can frequently find him out performing in small venues expanding the reach of the Symphony.
Today was just such an occasion, and the Maestro was accompanied by his wife, Soprano Soloist Leah Wiley, and Patrick Evans caught up with the couple this afternoon.
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Next on our newscast, it was a rough day on Wall Street. We'll have the numbers in our marketwatch report.
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[VO] And in Sports, Virginia Tech loses one of its coaches. We'll tell you who is leaving after the break.
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On Wall Street today, Profit warnings, layoffs and disappointing retail sales unnerved Wall Street and sent stock prices sharply lower by the close.
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Welcome to the Thursday 2 minute ticker everyone.
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Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Rickey Bustle is leaving the Hokies to become a head coach at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Mike Stevens says the Hokies already have filled his position.
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The Stagg Bowl kicks off Saturday night at Salem Stadium both teams Bridgewater and Mount Union had a rather eventful Thursday with media, practice and an Awards ceremony.
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The Day began with the Gagliardi award presentation at the Salem Civic Center. The trophy goes to the top division three football player and this years recepient is Mount Union running back Chuck Moore.
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Mount Union is making it's sixth championship appearance in the last nine years, but by no means do the Raiders feel they are the favorites, despite the fact Bridgewater is making it's first trip to the title game.
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Bridgewater went through practice today at Salem High School. The Eagles were OH and 10 in 1998 but have posted a 22 and 2 record the last two seasons, including an undefeated campaign this year in reaching the school's first national championship game.
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More on Bustle and the Stagg Bowl at six and Jean will back in a moment.

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With the poor economy and the events of September 11th, many businesses are scaling back their holiday celebrations.
One North Carolina company gave up its Christmas party so it could give a gift worthy of the spirit of Christmas. Jennifer Jones has more.
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((At a time of year when Shelco, Inc., one of the largest commercial contractors in the Southeast, is usually gearing up for the Holiday party...

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in: you know, a nice elaborate dinner and dance maybe.
NARR: This Christmas, Shelco shelved the Champagne
Ed Rose,Pres., CEO Shelco in: Their response was overwhelming, everyone loved what we did, it came off great.
NARR: Employees traded their suits and ties, skirts and heels for aprons with hammers and nails.

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in: In light of everything that's happened in the world and the fact that the economy is being how it is, it felt like the right thing to do, something different.
NARR: The something different was that Shelco set aside its Company Christmas party and teamed up with habitat for humanity.
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They funded the construction of these homes and also provided the volunteers to bring to the shape you see them here today.
NARR:More than 100 Shelco office employees helping to build two homes for families in need
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In just a few months Linda Barringer will own this home.

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In: I just saw how they put the houses up together and it was just a warm atmosphere to that people want to others succeed and have a home and it's truly a blessing.
NARR: And it is as much a blessing for the employees helping to make it happen getting the true feeling of giving rather than receiving.

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