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[TALENT=Kimberly]

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Just a block away from Ground Zero, New York City's longtime mayor delivers his farewell speech--
Monday will mark Rudy Giuliani's final day in office.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]


In local news, what begins as a domestic dispute in Pittsylvania county ends with police shooting and killing a Chatham man.






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Some snow flurries early this morning now leading to a little sunshine this afternoon....I'll have your forecast....

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State police are investigating a deadly confrontation between an officer and a suspect.
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[Take Map FS]
It happened at a house in Chatham, around 12-thirty this morning.
Police say a Chatham police officer shot and killed a man when he attacked him with a knife.
31-year-old James Elvin Wood of Chalk Level Road died from the gunshot wound to his chest.
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Police say the Chatham officer and a county deputy had gone to the home to arrest Woods for a domestic dispute that happened earlier.
State police are investigating what happened ... as they do with any shooting involving local law enforcement.


[White]


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An outgoing Roanoke City Council member says he's optimistic about the future of the valley.
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Councilman Bill White says the city's investments in Victory Stadium and the new biomedical center should not be affected by the slowing economy .
White says the city may have to delay some projects until tax revenues can build.
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((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I WOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE STATUS OF THE NATIONAL AND STATE ECONOMY AND THE IMPACT THAT COULD HAVE ON OUR PLANS, BUT THESE ARE ALL THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO DO TO BE IN A POSITION TO MOVE FORTH.))
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[VO-NAT]


White announced yesterday that he will not seek reelection.
He says he's leaving the city in good shape, citing a diverse population and strong industry base.
White says his main focus now will be spending time with his family.
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[Giuliani]


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The mayor who led New York City through the terrorist attacks and their aftermath is saying goodbye today.
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Rudy Giuliani delivered his farewell address at a church, just one block from the rubble of the World Trade Center.
Giuliani is not allowed by law to seek a third consecutive term.
Monday will be his final day at City Hall.
He credits the people of New York for helping him get through the last few months.
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Giuliani's successor is fellow Republican Michael Bloomberg-- who's never before held public office.

[War-Update]


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Osama bin Laden is apparently still alive, and now there are suggestions he may be with supporters in a pro-Taliban community in Pakistan.
Jim Acosta has more on that.
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[SUPER=04-Al-Jazeera Television; :05]
[SUPER=01-Abdel Bari-Atwan/Arab Journalist; :31]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/CBS News; 1:03]
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(( WHILE REPORTS ARE SURFACING THAT OSAMA BIND LADEN IS HIDING IN PAKISTAN.... THE LATEST TAPE OF THE AL QUEDA LEADER IS FUELING SPECULATION ABOUT NOT ONLY HIS WHEREABOUTS BUT WHETHER HE'S EVEN ALIVE. ON THE TAPE BIN LADEN SAYS...

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"OUR TERRORISM IS AGAINST AMERICA. OUR TERRORISM IS A BLESSED TERRORISM TO PREVENT THE UNJUST FROM COMMITTING INJUSTICE, AND TO STOP AMERICAN SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL, WHICH KILLS OUR CHILDREN."
THE WHITE HOUSE IS DISMISSING THE TAPE AS NOTHING MORE THAN TERRORIST PROPAGANDA. BUT AT LEAST ONE ARAB JOURNALIST BELIEVES BIN LADEN IS ALSO SENDING A MESSAGE TO THOSE HUNTING HIM.

SOT: ABDEL BARI-ATWAN/EDITOR, AL-QUDS AL-ABABI NEWSPAPAER

"HE WANTS TO PROVE EVERYBODY WRONG. IF THIS CAMPAIGN IS TO CATCH ME AND TO KILL ME, I AM STILL HERE STILL ALIVE AND AFTER TWO MONTHS OF BOMBING THIS CAMPAIGN ACHIEVED VERY LITTLE."
OTHER EXPERTS SAY THE TAPE IS INTENDED TO BE BIN LADEN'S LAST MESSAGE TO THE WORLD. ON THE VIDEO ANALYSTS NOTE HE LOOKS PALE COMPARED TO HIS PREVIOUS MESSAGES -- AND GESTURING WITH HIS RIGHT HAND EVEN THOUGH HE'S LEFT-HANDED. THE TAPE WAS APPARENTLY RECORDED THIS MONTH BEFORE THE U-S BEGAN MASSIVE BOMBING OF THE TORA BORA REGION WHERE BIN LADEN WAS THOUGHT TO BE HIDING.

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[Buffalo-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Those living in western New York must have wished HARD for a White Christmas, because the snow just keeps on coming.
Forecasters say by tomorrow, some areas could see as much as four feet of snow on the ground .
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The major winter storm blew in on Christmas Eve.
More than two feet of snow buried parts of Buffalo and surrounding areas last night-- much to the chagrin of one driver whose car got stuck in a snow bank.
Resident Bob Weich cleared his sidewalk, but it just keeps getting covered up with new snow.
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((BOB WEICH/RESIDENT: I JUST BOUGHT A NEW SNOW PLOW, SO NOW I GET A CHANCE TO USE IT. IT'S BETTER THAN SHOVELING, I'LL TELL YOU.))
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[VO-NAT]


Up to a foot of snow is possible during the day today, with even more expected through the night.
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[GA-Plane]


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Two men are fortunate they didn't get the jolt of their lives, when their small airplane
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flew into some power lines in Marietta, Georgia.
The plane apparently ran out of gas while attempting to land at a nearby airfield.
It got caught in the power lines about 75 feet off the ground.
Firefighters used a 125- foot crane to help get the men out of the plane.
They were NOT injured.
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The clock is running, and so are the candidates. Still ahead, looking for votes when time is short.
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And it doesn't take long for these life-saving devices to do their job. Just ahead, Project Lifesaver comes through.
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[Project-Lifesaver]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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"Project Lifesaver" is living up to its name.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department says a 67-year-old Blacksburg man is safe today after being reported missing. The Alzheimer's patient wandered away from home...but deputies used "Project Lifesaver" to find him quickly.
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It's a high-tech device that county officials demonstrated in October. Participants wear a bracelet 24-hours a day...it emits a electronic signal that authorities can pick up with their equipment. Project Lifesaver made yesterday's rescue time a total of 9 minutes. Currently, six families are involved in the project.
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[11Telegate]


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Virginia's incoming governor is promising his best efforts to bring more high-tech jobs across the Commonwealth. One case in point .. finding a new company to take over the "Telegate U-S-A" call center building in Clifton Forge.
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The call center, which once handled directory assistance calls for A-T-and-T and Verizon Wireless, is operating on a skeleton staff. It's expected to be completely closed by the beginning of the year. Governor-Elect Mark Warner says finding high-tech jobs for rural areas is essential to the state's economy.
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[IN Q=If all the good jobs...]

((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT; IF ALL THE GOOD JOBS, PARTICULARLY HIGH TECH JOBS ARE ONLY GOING TO BE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA WE'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT IN VIRGINIA. ONE OF THE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES OF THE INFORMATION AGES IS TO BRING INFORMATION JOBS THROUGH TELECOMMUTING, BROADBAND CAPABILITY TO COMMUNITIES LIKE CLIFTON FORGE.))
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Economic leaders in the Alleghany highlands say they have at least a dozen businesses interested in the call center.

Telegate U-S-A employed as many as 130 people.
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[Kwanzaa]


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While the Christmas celebrations are winding down, Kwanzaa is just getting started. Members of a Roanoke church gathered last night to celebrate the start of the week-long African-American holiday.
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Dozens gathered this evening at Saint Gerard Catholic church to mark the occasion. Kwanzaa centers on SEVEN cultural principles-- including unity, self-determination and collective work. Each day is dedicated to one of the principles, and gifts are also exchanged.
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[vo-nat] Kwanzaa was developed in 1966 by a California professor of Pan-African studies. The name means ``first fruit'' in the East African language Swahili, and is based on a traditional African festival of the first-crop harvest.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Michael and the Wizards go for ten in a row. That story is still ahead in sports.
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And it's hard to miss "Big Tom" on Survivor .. but tracking him down in his home town is a different story. We'll head for Saltville, next.
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[Saltville-Survivor]


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"Big Tom" is getting closer and closer to a big payday .. and he's going to great lengths to make sure he doesn't blow his chance.
If you watch the CBS program "Survivor", you know that we are talking about Tom Buchanan, the farmer from Smyth County.
We sent New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon in search of "Big Tom", and found that while he is hardly shy in Africa, he's hard to pin down in his home town.
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((NATS TC 30:47:17 "THERE OUR LITTLE PRIZE POSSESSIONS" The buzz around Smyth County is that they have the true Survivor. Rich Valley resident Tom Buchanan is still sweating it out in Africa.
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((SHIRLEY LOWERY O'NEIL/TOM'S FRIEND; I HAVE A FEELING HE'S GOING TO BE THE FIRST ONE, I REALLY DO.))
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First place that is. The self-employed farmer has already survived nine-episodes and now has a one in six chance of winning the million-dollar prize.
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((HE'S WITTY HE'S FUNNY EVERYBODY LIKES TO HAVE HIM AROUND.))
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((HE'S A CELEBRITY, HE'S PUT US ON THE MAP.))
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((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; IT DIDN'T TAKE US LONG TO FIND BIG TOM WE CAME TO KJ'S KOUNTRY KORNER AND WE FOUND HIM SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS AND TALKING WITH CUSTOMERS HE SAYS HE DOESN'T MIND AT ALL THE FAME THAT SURVIVOR HAS BROUGHT HIM BUT ONCE HE SAW OUR TELEVISION CAMERA HE WENT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.))
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TC 36:31:13 "HE CAN'T TELL, THAT'S FOR SURE." FILE NATS TC BETA 23:24:00 Under contract, the 46-year-old can't tell anything about the show until it happens on screen. TC 41:49:28 He also says he can't be filmed...we only got this small glimpse. NATS TC 33:27:00 "THEIR TOM BUCHANAN FANS"
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((EVERYBODY WANTS TO MEET HIM WE'VE SOLD ABOUT CLOSE TO 4-THOUSAND SHIRTS HERE IT'S HELPING BUSINESS OUT THE ECONOMY IS
SLOW.))
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Lifelong friend Hal Campbell says Buchanan is still the same guy he grew up with and that he's even using his celebrity status for good. Visiting local schools and clubs to talk with kids.
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((HE SAID I'M STIL THE SAME BIG TOM AS I ALWAYS WAS EVERYBODY ELSE HAS CHANGED AND HOW THEY WHAT THEY THINK OF ME THEIR PERCEPTION OF ME HAS CHANGED.))
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A whole lot more may change if he is the final survivor. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Smyth County.))
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon,
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the Dow was UP 32 points. Nasdaq UP 16 points.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

In sports, the Lady Hokies hope to give Coach Hendrickson gain her 100th win at Virginia Tech this weekend.
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And American patriotism .. on ice. But you have to travel a long way .. to a place where you might not expect to see it.
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[S-Wizards]


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The NBA action heated up last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/CSN; :00]


Let's go to Charlotte where Michael Jordan and the Wizards were trying to win their 10th in a row.
Jordan was hot early, hitting on 3 of his first five shots, using screens and getting free for some mid range jumpshots.
He had 28 points.
[SUPER=32-Washington/93/Charlotte/99;]


The Hornets' Baron Davis would show some moves of his own, spinning in the lane and scoring. But the long ball was working for Washington.
Chris Whitney for three here, but Charlotte wins it 99-93.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle is striving to improve its record to 8 and 11. Tonight they take on Fayetteville, with high hopes.
The Dazzle leads the entire N-B-D-L in shooting,
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[VO-NAT]
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..hitting 44 percent of its shots.
But the Dazzle is last in the league in field goals made and field goals attempted.
The main reason, Roanoke is averaging about 20 turnovers a game, the worst in the NBDL.
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[S-Hokies]


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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-115 4:20]
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The Tech Women's basketball team is crossing its fingers for the Lady Luck Classic at the Cassell Coliseum tomorrow.
The players are hoping the Gardner-Webb game will seal Coach Bonnie Henrickson's 100th victory at Tech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; :00]

Coach Bonnie, who ran her team through practice last night, is concerned with just getting a win.
A few days off after whipping JMU, and Tech's head coach is anxious to play.
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[OUT Q=......get you ready quicker"]
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[S-Davis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-116 508tc]
[GRAPHIC=GATOR BOWL]

The countdown is on for the Gator Bowl .. and when Virginia Tech takes the field New Year's Day, two Hokies in particular will bring some major academic accomplishments with them as well.
Mike Stevens has their story.
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[SUPER=01-Andre Davis/Academic All-American; :28]
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[11Warner-Shuler]


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[WRITER=rle]
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So much to do .. so little time. That's the case in the 12th House of Delegates district, where the two candidates have only three weeks to campaign for the January 8th special election.
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[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

Governor-Elect Mark Warner was in Alleghany County yesterday to campaign for Democratic Delegate Jim Shuler. He's running in for Creigh Deeds' open seat. The 12th district runs district from Bath County to the New River Valley, and for Blacksburg native Shuler, there are a lot of new faces to meet.
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[SOT 30:16/25:41]
[IN Q=We need someone]

((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT; WE NEED SOMEONE WHO CAN BE AN ADVOCATE FOR VIRGINIA TECH, THAT CAN BE AN ADVOCATE FOR THIS PART OF THE STATE THAT'S LOST SOME OF THE JOBS, PARTICULARLY HERE IN BATH CO. AND ALL THROUGH THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS. JIM SHULER BRINGS THAT EXPERIENCE BRINGS THE ABILITY TO WORK ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE THAT I THINK WILL BE CRITICAL. )) ((DEL. JIM SHULER/(D) BLACKSBURG; MARK WARNER IS A REFRESHING PIECE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN VIRGINIA RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE MANY CHALLENGES FACING US BUT I FEEL CONFIDENT WITH THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND WARNER'S AGENDA THAT WE HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD OF US.))
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[OUT Q=bright future ahead of us.]
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Shuler faces Republican Larry Linkous in the January Eighth special election.
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[Ice-Sculpture]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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And finally today--
A display of American patriotism, in China...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]


Despite temperatures hovering below zero, visitors are flocking to see huge ice sculptures of New York's former World Trade Center.
Workers rebuilt the Twin Towers in gleaming blue and yellow, as a tribute to the tragedy of September 11th.
The Twin Towers are just one of the 100 monumental sculptures from all over the world on exhibit.
The ice show opened before Christmas, and will continue through the end of winter.

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