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Osama bin laden COULD be among a group of al- Qaida and Taliban fighters believed to have escaped across the border to Pakistan.
And the F-B-I is preparing to interrogate more than a dozen al-Qaida members in custody.
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Also we will speak live with Country singer Garth Brooks. [WX-Head]
A beautiful late fall day across the area with a lot of sunshine and comfortable temperatures....I'll have your hometown forecast.... [Noon-open]
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More al-Qaida prisoners are being rounded up in Afghanistan.


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Meanwhile, hundreds of al-Qaida and Taliban fighters are believed to have slipped across the Pakistani border from Afghanistan.
There is speculation that Osama Bin Laden is among them.
The F-B-I doesn't believe there are any major terrorist leaders among the 15 prisoners who've been turned over to U-S Marines at the American base in Kandahar.
But officials believe there may be some key figures from al-Qaida among five other captives being held by the U-S Navy.
F-B-I agents and C-I-A operatives are joining American troops to interrogate some of the prisoners.
Teri Okita joins us now from Washington with more.
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((THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN APPEARS TO BE ALMOST AT A STANDSTILL. THE AIRSTRIKES AND GUNFIRE HAVE STOPPED AS AL-QAEDA FIGHTERS FLEE TORA BORA AND MANY AFGHAN TROOPS HEAD HOME. WITH THE AL-QAEDA GONE, AFGHAN FIGHTERS SAY THEYVE MADE THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE WAR ON TERRORISM.
TRACK: SOME AFGHANS ARE HELPING U-S SPECIAL FORCES SCOUR CAVES AND TUNNELS. THEYVE RECOVERED EVIDENCE AND TOOK MORE PRISONERS-OF-WAR BUT STILL, NO SIGN OF OSAMA BIN LADEN.
TRACK: AT THE KANDAHAR AIRPORT IN A NEWLY-BUILT DETENTION CENTER F-B-I AGENTS ARE PREPARING TO INTERROGATE MORE THAN A DOZEN YOUNG AL-QAEDA FIGHTERS. THE F-B-I WANTS TO KNOW WHAT INFORMATION THEY HAVE ABOUT THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH, ON THE U-S-S COLE, AND ANY FUTURE PLOTS AGAINST AMERICA.

SOT: Marine: We have 15 detainees. Well give them food, water, and

allow them to practice their religion.
TRACK: AFGHANISTANS INTERIM LEADER, HAMID KARZAI, WRAPPED UP DIPLOMATIC MEETINGS IN ROME AND VOWED HIS COUNTRY WOULD ROOT OUT ANY TALIBAN HOLD-OUTS AND KEEP LOOKING FOR BIN LADEN AND MULLAH OMAR.

(Super: Hamid Karzai/Afghanistans Interim Leader)
SOT: well have to look for their hide-outs. Well have to finish

them completely in Afghanistan, and were very serious about that.))


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The Palestinian Authority says it's arrested members of its own security force.
It's part of a crackdown pledged by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a speech last weekend.
It's the first time in over a year that Palestinian policemen were taken into custody, on suspicion they took part in attacks on Israelis.
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Meanwhile, Arafat addressed supporters today at his headquarters in the West Bank.
Their visit was made to mark the end of Ramadan.
Arafat has been virtually trapped in his headquarters since last week, when Israel responded to a fatal bus attack by destroying Palestinian helicopters.
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Last night in Roanoke, a jury decided Bernard Walker should spend the next 43 years in prison for killing a teenager INSIDE a convenience store last Christmas Eve. Keith Humphry has more.
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It was not the verdict prosecutors had sought. They had argued the killing was premeditated. They concluded, nevertheless, that the compromise conviction and a 43 year prison term indicate this kind of violence is unacceptable.
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((THIS IS A PUBLIC PLACE, PEOPLE INSIDE THE STORE. A FIREARM WAS USED. I BELIEVE BY SAYING YOU'RE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THAT AND THAT YOU'RE BEING PUNISHED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT OF THE LAW ON SECOND DEGREE MURDER THAT DEFINITELY DOES SEND A MESSAGE.)) [RUNS:14]
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It's hard to tell for whom the message is intended. Supporters on both sides of the case had packed the courtroom. Reaco Hilton's family and friends were elated as they left. The victim's mother at first said it was a happy day for her, then modified that to say simply, she had gotten justice.
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((IT'S NO WINNERS TODAY. IT'S KINDA OF A HAPPY DAY, BUT IT REALLY ISN'T DEEP DOWN IT REALLY ISN'T)) [RUNS08]
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Though the shooting was captured on a video surveillance camera, the tape left room for interpretation. The defense argued Hilton went into the Stop and Save Mini- Market looking for a fight. The prosecution pointed out Bernard Walker was the one who was armed, and that Hilton was backing away as he was shot.

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((SEEING SOMEBODY DIE ON TAPE IS SHOCKING AND DISTURBING. AND I SUSPECT THE JURY HAD A LOT OF TROUBLE WITH THAT VISUAL IMAGE, GETTING PAST THAT.)) [RUNS:12]
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Jurors deliberated three hours, before settling on the 2nd-degree murder verdict. It took them less than half an hour to settle on the maximum punishment of 43 years in prison. Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

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Delegate Creigh Deeds is moving to the state Senate.
Deeds overwhelmingly defeated Jane Maddux by more than two-to-one yesterday in the special election for the redrawn 25th district.
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Deeds is a Democrat from Bath County, and he won every county and city in the 25th district. He succeeds Emily Couric, who died from cancer earlier this year.
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Maddux is a Republican from the Charlottesville area, who ran against Couric two years ago.
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Deeds' 12th House of Delegates seat is now open.

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Meanwhile Delegate Jim Shuler's office says the Democrat will run to fill that seat in a special election next month.
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Shuler is expected to announce his bid for the 12th District this afternoon. Re-districting forced Shuler to move and run in the 7th District in November...a campaign which he lost to Republican Dave Nutter. Shuler, a retired veterinarian, represented the 12th District for eight years. The special election to fill the seat is January 8th.
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Coming up next, local officials are trying to get a museum dedicated to a legendary railroad photographer started off on the right track.
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Also we will speak live to singer Garth Brooks as he celebrates the holidays with a new movie and a new album.
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The Olympic trials to pick the speed skating, bobsled, and skeleton teams are under way in Salt Lake City.
How important are this week's trials to the athletes?
As Larry Warren tells us, for many, their entire careers are on the line.
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Organizers are lining up support for a proposed Roanoke museum devoted to the work of photographer O. Winston Link.
Joe Dashiell reports.
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((WHAT PEOPLE FORGET IS WHAT IT TOOK TO DO THIS JOB.))
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Tom Garver knows what it took to do the job... He worked as Winston Link's assistant for a year in the late 50s... and served as Link's agent for the last seven years of the photographer's life.
He's now working with Center in the Square to develop the Link Museum that will be housed in the old N&W Passenger Station.
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((TOM GARVER/ORGANIZING CURATOR: THIS IS A DEAL THAT WANTS TO BE DONE HERE AND PEOPLE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT. AND VERY EXCITED IN A BROAD WAY. THIS ISN'T JUST RAILROAD PHOTOGRAPHS. THIS DOCUMENTS A WHOLE CULTURE. ))
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Sonny Ryan was ten years old on December 18th, 1955...when Link came to his family's farm in Shawsville... He doesn't remember much about that night, but he can't forget the trains.
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((WELL YOU'D HEAR THEM ALL THE TIME AND PEOPLE WOULD SAY HOW CAN YOU STAND TO GO TO SLEEP WITH THAT NOISE. WHEN THEY STOPPED RUNNING I ACTUALLY MISSED THE STEAM ENGINES AND THE NOISE THEY MADE PULLING UP THE GRADE.))
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And Tom Garver says he hopes the new museum will show that Link's famous photographs are more than artistic images of trains... but pictures of people and places stitched together with the thread of the railroad.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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Garth Brooks is proving that he's more than just a country music superstar.
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Brooks is delving into Hollywood, executive producing a Christmas movie for T-N-T.
You'll also see him popping up in some new Doctor Pepper commercials.
And his just released album, "Scarecrow" debuted at number one.
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We're very fortunate to have him join us via satellite this afternoon from Oklahoma.
Thanks for talking with us, today.

(Question:)

( Now you probably remember Roanoke, for a mishap that occurred during a concert in the early '90s. You missed a rope

ladder...Has that happened since?)

(You were on the other side of the state last month, when you performed for sailors aboard the U-S-S Enterprise. What w

as that experience like for you?)

(As we mentioned earlier, you've expanded your career a bit, executive producing the cable movie, "Call Me Clause" star

ring Whoopi Goldberg. Any plans to do more projects like this?)

(Over the past few months, we've seen you on T-V a lot with the concert specials on C-B-S, and of course, the new Dr. P

epper ads. Any more T-V specials in the works?)

(You've spoken before about retiring from recording..... Is "Scarecrow" your last album?)



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Thanks so much for joining us today, and hope you have a Merry Christmas.

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we will meet a couple who turn themselves into the Village idiots for their elaborate Christmas displays.
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If you think your house is all decked out for Christmas-- check out this home in Oregon.
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A group of collectors in Portland is so committed to decorating for the holidays, they sometimes wonder if they should BE committed.
Ann Maxwell has been dropping four or five thousand dollars a year on her Dickens village for the past fifteen years.
She and her husband have spent a total of more than 50-thousand dollars on their collection.
The Maxwell's are among hundreds in the area who love the fantasy world of the little villages.
They call themselves "Villages Idiots".
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((ANN MAXWELL/CHRISTMAS COLLECTOR: BUT WE'VE ALL GOT TO BE CRAZY TO COLLECT. YOU KNOW, YOU SPEND A LOT OF MONEY, BUT THERE'S A LOT OF FUN IN IT. ))
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Many of the collectors charge a small admission fee and display their collections during the holidays.
So far, the group has raised more than two thousand dollars for charity.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 55 points.

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In sports, the Roanoke Express started off its three-game run on the ice trying to meltdown the Generals....
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And some MAJOR leaguers are making some MAJOR changes...We'll tell you all about that, coming up in sports.
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Last night, the Roanoke Express took on the Greensboro Generals as the Express played the first of three home games this weekend.
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Steve Sabo was back in the Roanoke family last night after he was acquired on Monday from Baton Rouge. The Express was on the offensive last night. Pete Gardiner gets the puck to Jeff Sproat.
And he will beat the Greensboro goalie to put Roanoke in front 1-to-nothing.
Sproat had two goals.
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The Express kept the pressure on all night long.
Mike Peron gets everything but the back of the net on this one.
Roanoke rips the Generals 5-TO-2.
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Goalie Daniel Berthiaume stopped 37-to-39 shots.
The Express is back home Friday night, hosting Trenton.

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The major leagues is full of action with a number of big name players switching cities. The Rockies get former Red - second baseman Pokey Reese. John Rocker has left the Indians.
He is now with the Texas Rangers. The Royals have signed former Yankee Chuck Knoblauch to a one year deal. And the Yanks re-signed pitcher Sterling Hitchcock.
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New York did not get one of its clubhouse favorites back. Free agent Tino Martinez signed a three year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday afternoon. The 34 year old first baseman will take Mark McGwire's place in the infield.
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(Mosey) Moises Alou could become a Chicago Cub by today.


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