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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning.......
U-S Marines prepare for hundreds of prisoners from the Tora Bora mountains...
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And some of those Marines are injured in an explosion at the Kandahar airport. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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Three U-S Marines were injured in an explosion in southern Afghanistan this morning when one of them stepped on a land mine.
It happened at the airport near Kandahar, where Marines were checking for land mines and booby traps as they prepare to move operations there.
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American warplanes continue to pound the mountains near the Tora Bora cave complex, where some bin Laden loyalists are hiding.
Fighting on the ground is said to be intense.
An Afghan commander says the bodies of as many as 70 Al-Qaida fighters have been found on the mountain.
There have been several uncomfirmed sightings of Osama bin Laden and U-S officials say his voice was overheard giving orders on a short-range radio.
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As for the injured marines, they're part of a busy and growing mission at Kandahar's airport.
With up to thousand Al Qaida fighters believed to be trapped in the Tora Bora mountains, the Marines are preparing to handle plenty of prisoners.
And as Allen Pizzey reports, the dangers are many.
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((The Marines describe their mission as "down to the sharp end"and at Kandahar airport they're getting ready for up to 300 al-Qaeda prisoners. Anyone captured at Tora Bora will almost certainly end up here. Clearing booby traps and unexploded ordnance and securing the airport perimeter has replaced the Marine's original mission of sealing off escape routes. According to a Marine officer that kind of police work will be done by the anti-Taliban militias now in control of the Kandahar area.

(Walker file/Camp Rhino detention center)


vo: The only known prisoner...American John Walker Lindhwas transferred from Camp Rhino to a U.S. Navy ship in the Arabian Sea last nightsecured to a stretcher because of a leg wound.
o/c: Nearly 2,000 Marines are on the ground in southern Afghanistanand expectations are that they will be out of here within a matter of weekshanding over the operation to the army. That will also see the end of Camp Rhino.

(Sea Bees working)


vo: The desert airfield served as the U.S. entry point into Afghanistanbut Navy Sea Bees have had a full time job maintaining the strip under the pounding of the cargo planes that have been the lifeline of this operation.

(Kandahar air strip)


vo: The paved runway at Kandahar will take over that job both for the U.S. military and aid agencies. Meanwhilebiological and chemical weapons teams who arrived with the first Marines continue to search for al-Qaeda laboratoriesa hunt that a Marine officer described as being as important for the rest of the world as it is for security of troops on the ground.
APwith U.S. Marines in Southern Afghanistan.))

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Governor Gilmore says he will include a two percent pay raise for state employees and teachers.. in his proposed two-year budget.
The announcement came yesterday .. amid forecasts that revenue will fall short of earlier expectations by more than two billion dollars.
The governor will present his budget to a legislative committee on Wednesday.


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Next on News 7 Sunday Morning, it's show and tell, as a museum serves up some holiday gift ideas.
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And later .. It's OK... Call it tacky. The people who run this tractor parade are proud to claim the tacky title.

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If your holiday shopping still has a way to go .. and maybe you're getting a bit stumped .. area museums have some ideas for you .. and they hope you'll pay a visit to their gift shops.
One of them is the History Museum of Western Virginia.


[SUPER=01-Christina Koomen Smith/History Museum of Western Virginia;]






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Santa's sleigh and a singing Elvis .. together .. quite a combination to surprise a special group with an early holiday celebration. Justin McLeod shows us how it made for a great holiday treat.
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((((NAT SOUND OF ELVIS SINGING))
The holiday spirit knows no disability.
And this event proves it.
Just ask Mona Mason.
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((MONA MASON: I LOVE IT, YES I DID, I LOVE IT. I SURE DID.))
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What she loves is this Christmas program put on by the Vinton Moose Lodge.
It's an annual event for the physically and mentally challenged.
First up? Breakfast.
And then a visit from santa.
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[IN Q=Its the biggest thing]

((GERALDINE SMITH/"MRS. CLAUS": ITS THE BIGGEST THING EVER TO THEM. I MEAN THEY JUST ENJOY THIS SO MUCH. AND EACH YEAR WE GET BIGGER AND BIGGER.))
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The program started several years ago with just a handful of people.
This year, it attracted more than two hundred from all over Southwest Virginia.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THIS IS JUST ONE OF MANY SPECIAL EVENTS THIS GROUP TAKES PART IN A GIVEN YEAR. EVERY SATURDAY, THEY'RE INVOLVED IN A BOWLING LEAGUE. ITS A CHANCE FOR THEM TO JUST GET AWAY FROM IT ALL AND ALSO GAIN SOME INDEPENDENCE.))
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Jennifer Miles is one such person.
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((LARRY MILES/PARENT: SHE'S ALL EXCITED AND HAPPY, ESPECIALLY WHEN SHE GETS GOOD SCORES. IT REALLY MEANS A LOT TO HER.))
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It means a lot to everyone you see here.
In fact, it has them jumping for joy.
That's because the event always ends with dancing and karokee.
This is truly one Christmas wish list like no other.
[SOT 14:37:25]
[IN Q=It makes my heart pound]

((CYNTHIA GRAVELY: IT MAKES MY HEART POUND, IT MAKES MY HEART BEAT PROUD. IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD INSIDE.))
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[OUT Q=feel good inside]


And for that reason, to them this is truly the greatest gift of all.
[SOT 14:42:59]
[IN Q=Merry Christmas Channel 7 News]
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Justin McLeod, News 7, Vinton.))

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And what better way to observe the holiday season than with a tractor parade?
Even the Bent Mountain residents who take part proudly call it "tacky".
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Presenting the "11th annual Tacky Tractor Christmas Parade," held yesterday.
Residents decorate tractors rather than traditional floats, as a spoof of sorts of big city parades.
There is no official parade route and the only award given out is for the tackiest tractor.
The winner must display the trophy in a prominent place until next year's parade.
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James Armentrout is a local author who has recently published his latest novel.
Patrick Evans is with him to learn more about Armentrout, and his work.





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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... Preparation continues for the capture of Afghan fighters in Tora Bora...
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And the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa is open once again.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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An explosion injured three U-S Marines outside the airport in Kandahar this morning.
Officials say the Marines were checking for land mines and booby traps as they prepare to move operations and prisoners of war there.
One of them apparently stepped on a mine.
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American warplanes continue to pound the mountains near the Tora Bora cave complex, where as many as one-thousand bin Laden loyalists are believed to be hiding.
Fighting on the ground is said to be intense.
An Afghan commander says the bodies of as many as 70 Al-Qaida fighters have been found on the mountain.
There have been several uncomfirmed sightings of Osama bin Laden and U-S officials say his voice was overheard giving orders on a short-range radio.
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Friends and family members are speaking out about John Walker.
They're mystified at how the American went from a peace-loving Muslim to a fighting member of the Taliban.
They say he had a normal American childhood... that took a turn after he did a project on Islam at the age of 16.


Sandra Hughes has the story.
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(( ON A PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN TO HUMANIZE THEIR SON, JOHN WALKER'S FAMILY IS RELEASING PHOTOGRAPHS THAT THEY HOPE WILL PORTRAY AN ORDINARY AMERICAN KID-NOT A TRAITOR. BUT FRIENDS SAY EVEN IN THE PICTURES RELEASED AFTER WALKER WAS CAPTURED, THEY SEE A GLIMPSE OF THE YOUNG MAN THEY KNEW.

CG :2-line�Andrew Cleverdon�Childhood Friend of John Walker

SOT: Andrew Cleverdon. "He looked very similar obviously without the

beard but he had a very similar haircut he looked a lot like his father that picture actually. "
BUT BEYOND LOOKS, FRIENDS LIKE ANDREW CLEVERDON WONDER HOW WALKER COULD HAVE CHANGED SO MUCH...CLEVERDON KNEW WALKER AS THE YOUNG BOY NAMED AFTER BEATLE JOHN LENNON, WHO SPENT HIS EARLY YEARS IN A SUBURB OF MARYLAND.

SOT: Cleverdon " we were just neighborhood friends. Wejust played

around the neighborhood like we played football over at hte school and played basketball soccer a little bit.
WALKER'S FAMILY MOVED TO MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA IS 1991. AN AFFLUENT LIBERAL COMMUNITY THAT SITS JUST NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO. IT WAS HERE THAT HIS TRANSFORMATION BEGAN. HE WENT TO A PROGRESSIVE HIGH SCHOOL AND SEEMED, ACCORDING TO SOME, TO BE SEARCHING. HIS SEARCH ENDED WHEN HE CONVERTED TO ISLAM AT 16 AFTER A SCHOOL PROJECT ON MALCOLM X: AT FIRST IT WAS THOUGHT TO BE YOUTHFUL EXPERIMENTATION:

CG :2-line�Bill Jones�Friend

SOT: Bill Jones "he was wearing a kaftan and pillbox. I thought it was

amusing.
BUT FRIENDS HE MET AT THE LOCAL MOSQUE, WHERE HE WAS SPENDING MORE OF HIS TIME SAY HE WAS A DEVOUT MUSLIM:

SOT: Abudllah: I think there was some sort of empty space in his life he

was looking for something to put his energies in and something he could find peace in. I think Islam did fill that role for him.
BUT HOW HE WENT FROM A PEACE-SEEKING MUSLIM TO AN ARMED TALIBAN FIGHTER IS STILL A MYSTERY. HIS PARENTS FINANCED A TRIP TO PAKISTAN AND MUSLIM SCHOOLING BUT SAY THEY WERE UNAWARE THAT HE HAD JOINED THE TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN. HE HAS SENT HOME A BRIEF LETTER SINCE HIS CAPTURE SAYING HE IS OKAY..BUT FRIENDS ARE STILL VERY WORRIED:
Sot: I do have feelings from him and I am concerned for him. I hope he can come back to his family and friends safely.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED TO THE JOHN WALKER THEY USED TO KNOW...SH CBS NEWS LA.))


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Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa has lost some of its trademark slant...
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Yesterday marked the re-opening of the famous tower in Pisa. The landmark had been closed for over a decade for renovations to reduce the tower's tilt. The project took longer than expected...but has re-opened with some small changes. There will be no more bells ringing throughout Pisa and a limited number of visitors will now pay the equivalent of about 13 U-S dollars to climb the 293-steps to the top. Although the lengthy construction is finally complete...the change is not obvious to the naked eye.
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You have one more chance to catch plenty of reindeer games in Roanoke this weekend.
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The Mill Mountain Zoo is holding its annual Night Lights program.
This weekend's event includes holiday "zoo-choo" rides .. as well as pictures with a real reindeer.
Visitors who brought an unwrapped gift yesterday got in for just 92 cents.
In case you missed Night Lights last night, you can catch it later today from five to eight.
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Santa was one busy man yesterday ... but he still found time to help a good cause in Roanoke.
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More than two hundred children had breakfast with jolly old St. Nick at the Hotel Roanoke.
The kids were treated to pictures with Santa as well as a puppet show.
It was all part of an event to raise money for the Child Health Investment Partnership .
CHIP is an organization that serves children from low income families.
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((ROBIN HALDIMAN/CHIP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE PROVIDE ACCESS TO A PRIVATE PHYSICIAN, PEDIATRICIAN AND CARE COORDINATION, CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, AND FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES TO OVER 1100 CHILDREN IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Robin Haldiman/CHIP Executive Director]
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CHIP raised nearly a thousand dollars at yesterday's event through a silent auction.
People had the chance to bid on specially designed stockings as well as teddy bears donated by FAO Schwarz.
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Still ahead on News 7 Sunday Morning, more holiday gift ideas from a local museum.
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And next... He was booted out as pastor of Lynchburg's oldest black church. Now James Coleman is starting over. Steve Smallshaw has our Virginia Profile. [Patrick ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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He used to be pastor of the oldest and best- known black congregation in Lynchburg.
Today, the Reverend James Coleman's pulpit is a conference room in a local hotel.
Steve Smallshaw talks with Reverend Coleman about his future, in this week's "Virginia Profile".
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(( It is a pulpit that has launched some ministers to the national spotlight and hosted others who have already shone in that light.
But as of December 2nd, Court Street Baptist Church.. Lynchburg's oldest black congregation.. was no longer home to the Reverend James Coleman.
[SOT 16:28:49]

((REV. JAMES COLEMAN/PROVIDENCE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL: SOMETIMES BEING BOOTED OUT, IF YOU WOULD, CREATES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GOD TO REALLY DO WHAT HE WANTS TO DO.))
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For reasons only they know, Court Street's deacons voted to remove Coleman as pastor after seven years.
He wasted no time establishing a new church, filled with many of his former parishioners from Court Street.
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((PRAISE THE LORD EVERYBODY, THIS IS DR. JAMES EDWARD COLEMAN, JUNIOR, PASTOR AND FOUNDER OF PROVIDENCE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL..))
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Providence Ministries, Coleman says, is an outreach of the social activism he and his wife Patricia have been involved in for the last several years.
[SOT 6/12/01 story]

((SHARPTON: THE REASON I DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE CRITICISM AND THE CONTROVERSY IS BECAUSE I DON'T WORK FOR THEM NO HOW (APPLAUSE).))
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Coleman has been instrumental in bringing national speakers like the Reverend Al Sharpton to Lynchburg, and recently paired with the Reverend Jerry Falwell on an ambitious prison ministry program.
Those efforts, he says, will now get a fresh start under a new banner.
[SOT 16:28:10]

((COLEMAN: THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT STARTING SOMETHING NEW. WE'RE REALLY CONTINUING OUR WORK, BUT WE'RE DOING IT IN A VERY FRESH AND RECENT WAY AND THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE ARE SO EXCITING BECAUSE EVERYONE IS SO SUPPORTIVE OF WHAT WE ARE DOING AND HOW THEY CAN GET INVOLVED IN WHAT WE ARE DOING.))
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((COLEMAN: SO THIS IS EXCITING. ESSENTIALLY I'M SAYING IS WHATEVER GOD WANTS, WE ARE GIVING OUR FULL SELVES, OUR ENTIRE LIVES AND WE'RE COMMITTING TO THIS.))
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As for Court Street Baptist, Coleman says he harbors no ill will over his removal.
Instead, he views it as the push he needed to start doing God's work in a more effective venue.
[SOT 16:27:26]

((COLEMAN: WE DO NOT SEE THIS AS A COURT STREET TWO, BUT WE SEE IT AS A NEW BEGINNING, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SOVEREIGN HAND OF GOD TO DIRECT US, TO MEET THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE SPIRITUALLY, SOCIALLY, ECONOMICALLY.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))[2Museum-Gifts]


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You're starting to run out of days to wrap up holiday shopping .. and to gift wrap what you buy.
Area museums have gift shops which often provide items you might not find elsewhere.
Christina Koomen Smith is back from the History Museum of Western Virginia with some more ideas for us.


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The cleanup at the World Trade Center site will take many more months to complete .. but life for many New Yorkers will be disrupted for years beyond that.
For one of the best examples, head underground, into New York's subways. Lee Cowan did, and he has this report.
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((
It is hard to imagine a more devastating scene than the one still smoldering in lower Manhattan.

But as deep as the wound is -- those who know the city from the inside out, say it could have cut even deeper.

(SOT/ 1/8CG :2-line�Lawrence Reuter�President, MTA NYC Transit3/8)
(teed tape 2 00:34:13)

"Remember this was rush hour in New York City."

(NAT/SOT SUBWAY- to cover all of next bite)



(SOT/ TO BE COVERED 00:34:28)

"Probably 50-60-thousand people could have been down there when this event happened on our trains. None of them got hurt."

(NARR:)


Nearly 5 million people ride New York's subways every day -- and on the morning of September 11th -- everyone made it out -- evacuated just in time.

(NAT/SOT FEMA VIDEO)



(NARR:)


Within an hour of the attack -- debris came crashing in on the tunnels -- a 1500 foot section completely collapsed -- the ceiling riddled with I-beams -- that punctured through the street like spears.

(SOT/1/8CG :2-line�Lawrence Reuter�President, MTA NYC Transit3/8)
(teed tape 1 -- 00:30:12)

"Some of them they estimate were coming from 70-80 stories up in the air from the building and they probably now are probably 60-80 foot through concrete and earth embedded in the ground."
1/8CG :2-line�Albert O'Leary�MTA NYS Transit3/8
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1:04:10) "We have steel beams in that station, I-beams that are normally straight that are bent, bent out and curved, (gestures) they're bowed...the station is a complete loss."

(NARR:)
Days after these pictures were taken --- parts of the tunnel were

filled with concrete -- floor to ceiling -- to shore it up as the debris was gently taken away -- and heavy cranes moved in above.

(1/8CG :2-line�Lee Cowan�CBS News3/8)
(COWAN ON CAM: - teed tape #2 00:43:18)

"This is the next stop on that wounded line -- a station that once served some 12-thousand riders a day. It's now cut off from the rest of the system -- eerily quiet -- and will likely stay this way for years."

(SOT/ 1/8CG :2-line�Lawrence Reuter�President, MTA NYC Transit3/8)
(teed tape 1 -- 00:24:05)

"It's probably nine months to a year before they finish the clean-up work over there at the World Trade Center, (edit 00:24:08) ...and it's probably two to three years to rebuild the subway after that."

(NARR:)


At the turn of the century, it was a laborious process -- creating almost as much rubble as there is at ground zero.

To do it again will be costly -- the city's best guess: about a Billion dollars a mile --and a lot of patience from riders.

(MOS - laganga tape 2 - 2:09:10)

"It's a different situation, so we have to adapt and we have to be understanding and make the best."

(NARR:)


Just part of New York's recovery -- rebuilding from the ground up. Lee Cowan, CBS News, New York. ))