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The New Year's party WILL go on in New York City, but under much tighter security than in years past.
One of the Times Square revelers is from OUR area.
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And no rest for the weary in Afghanistan, as U-S troops plan to ring in the new year, searching for al-Qaida fighters.










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A mix of sun and a few clouds will lead to a very chilly New Year's Eve...I'll have your forecast for the first week of 2002.....[Noon-open]
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2001 ends with a continuation of the war in Afghanistan--
Officials say U-S airstrikes will keep hitting the country, as long as terrorist cells remain.

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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
More potential terrorist suspects are now in U-S custody in Afghanistan.
A Pentagon official says U-S forces there have taken custody of 30 more people, who are suspected to have served with the Taliban or al-Qaida.
Meanwhile, American troops in Afghanistan will mark the start of the new year quietly at their posts.
No holiday for the military personnel--
They're expected to work round-the-clock on New Year's Day.
And much of that work will center around the capture and interrogation of suspected al- Qaida fighters-- and in the hunt for Osama bin laden.
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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(( INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPERS HAVE AN OFFICIAL ROLE IN AFGHANISTAN TODAY.... AS MORE BRITISH TROOPS ARRIVED IN THE CAPITAL OF KABUL....AN UNDISCLOSED AGREEMENT ON HOW THE FORCES WILL OPERATE WAS FINALLY SIGNED.

SOT: DR. ABDULLAH/AFGHANISTAN FOREIGN MINISTER

IT WAS QUITE A FEW PIECES OF PAPER WHICH EVERYBODY HAD TO GO THROUGH IT, CAREFULLY AND IN DETAIL.
BUT PEACE IS NOT YET AT HAND IN ALL OF AFGHANISTAN. THE COUNTRY'S INTERIM FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS U-S AIRSTRIKES WILL BE NEEDED FOR AS LONG AS TERRORIST CELLS ARE IN THE COUNTRY.

SOT: DR. ABDULLAH/AFGHANISTAN FOREIGN MINISTER

I THINK WE ARE NOT AT THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND IT SHOULD CONTINUE AS LONG AS IT TAKES.
...AND U-S OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO SAY THAT-- THAT COULD BE AWHILE. THE HUNT FOR OSAMA BIN LADEN AND HIS AL-QAEDA FIGHTERS GOES ON. THESE SUSPECTS ARE BEING HELD BY ANTI-TALIBAN FORCES IN A HOUSE NEAR JALALABAD. MANY OTHERS--ARE AT A MAKESHIFT U-S MARINE BASE NEAR KANDAHAR FACING INTERROGATION..

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...AND NEARBY-- A MAJOR MILITARY OFFENSIVE MAY BE LAUNCHED IN DAYS. THERE ARE REPORTS THAT IT WILL BE A JOINT--EFFORT BETWEEN U-S SPECIAL FORCES AND AFGHAN SOLDIERS --AIMED AT ROOTING OUT THOUSANDS OF TALIBAN MEMBERS. ))

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Authorities in India say they've arrested a Pakistan-based militant, and have recovered explosives from him.
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So far, security personnel have killed eight members of militant groups.
But the groups have denied their involvement in the attack on India's parliament that occured early this month.
Meanwhile, the Pakistani government has arrested a key Islamic militant leader, accused of plotting the deadly attack.
India has also given Pakistan a list of 20 other terror suspects it wants arrested and handed over.
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The man who's now serving as Argentina's temporary president is calling for a special legislative session tomorrow.
It's an attempt to find a way out of the government's crisis.
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Interim leader Adolfo Rodriguez (sah) Saa resigned after only one week in office.
He stepped down last night, saying support within his party had collapsed.
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Argentines are suffering from a four- year recession.
Unemployment there is at 18- percent, and the banking system has nearly failed.

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A fire destroyed the Volunteer Fire Department in Ringgold yesterday morning.
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Now investigators are trying to figure out what caused the blaze.
The fire broke out just after five at fire station number 23 on Route 58.
Other departments had to be called in to put out the fire because all of Ringgold's equipment was inside.
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((MIKE NEAL/FIRE CHIEF: THERE'S A LOT OF MEMORIES HERE, A LOT OF HARD WORK PUT IN HERE. SO WE JUST HAVE TO MOVE ON. WE LOST OUR THREE TRUCKS, OUR EQUIPMENT, AND I THINK ONE GUY SUMMONED UP HE SAYS IT WAS ALMOST LIKE YOUR OWN HOUSE WAS ON FIRE.))
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Damage estimates top more than six hundred thousand dollars.
Ironically, the department was raising money to build a new fire station in the area.
In the meantime, several area departments have donated equipment to help them get back on their feet.
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Fire also destroyed a house in Roanoke County yesterday morning. Firefighters were called to a home on Whipplewood Road... off Buck Mountain Road just after seven. Officials say the house will most likely be a complete loss.
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((MOST OF THE ROOF BURNT ON THIS. THERE'S WATER DAMAGE THROUGHOUT, VERY LITTLE FIRE INTERIOR, BUT BECAUSE OF THE ROOF COMING DOWN CAUSED A LOT OF DAMAGE, NOT SURE OF VALUE OF CONTENTS OF IT JUST YET.))
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Fire officials believe coals or ash from a grill-- caught the rear deck on fire. The flames then spread to the roof-- Officials say only one person was home at the time-- and no one was hurt.
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Still to come on the newscast, Henry County's school board may find some new opposition to its plan to close and consolidate some schools.
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Also we'll see how other parts of the world have already welcomed in two thousand and two.
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We've got just under 12 hours left to go before we'll ring in 2002--
But they're already using new calendars on the OTHER side of the globe.
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About a million people watched the annual New Year's fireworks display in the Sydney harbour.
The spectacular explosion of color went ahead as scheduled, despite there being a total fire ban because of severe wildfires just outside Sydney.
About 8-thousand shells and 80-thousand individual pyro-technic effects were used to light the sky for the 15- minute midnight show.
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Watching the ball drop in New York City won't be quite the same this year--
A half- million people are expected to ring in the New Year in Times Square, but they'll have to first go through security checks.
As Chris Lawrence reports, tonight's event will be an effort to strike a blance between remembering the terrorist victims and celebrating the future.
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The barricades are going up. Police taking posts on every corner.

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Security is tight in Times Square. the manholes have been welded shut. and radiation detectors will be sweeping the crowds all night. With all this, Pam Anderson felt safe enough to come from Roanoke, Virginia and bring her son for New Year's Eve.

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"I think they've got a lot of security out. I felt very safe. It's a lot different than I thought it would be in New York. I thought it would be scary. You know, we're from a small town, but it's been great!"
Besides the security, even the ball is different this year. The crystal triangles that make up the dropping ball feature a new design called Hope For Healing. And many are engraved with the names of buildings, battalions and precints devastated by the terrorist attacks.

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the new year brings a new mayor to the big apple. Michael bloomberg was officially sworn in this morning. but outgoing mayor rudy guiliania will perform a symbolic hand-off later tonight. This family would like to be there to see it, but won't.

(sot stephanie stephenson/loves rudy 13:26)

"I'm a big rudy guiliani fan. BIG rudy guiliani fan And you're not gonna be there? Laugh. We'll see 'em up close on tv!"
Like others, the stephensons say it's just too cold, too crowded, too dangerous.

(SOT rebecca stephenson/visiting from virginia 12:36)

"It's a lot of people. And if anybody wanted to do something that's a lot of people to hurt."

(stand up close...Bell ringing ceremonies throughout the city.. )

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The newest member of the Henry County School Board will take his place next week, just two weeks after the board voted to consolidate and close some schools. As Justin McLeod tells us, it is something the new member doesn't agree with.
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Curtis Millner is just days away from joining the Henry County school board.
And already, he's at odds with his soon to be colleagues.
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Millner is talking about the board's recent decision to close several schools and consolidate the county's four high schools into two.
The plan drew strong opposition from parents, teachers, and students.
Millner says the public can still change the board's mind.
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Millner plans to do plenty of expressing of his own.
This retired military man and former teacher believes he brings a unique perspective to the school district.
After all, he will be the only African American on the school board.
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The board is scheduled to meet next Thursday.
At that time, a group of citizens plans to ask the board to reconsider its decision.
If members refuse, some residents then plan to petition to have the board removed from office.
Millner supports that decision.
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Millner realizes he'll make no friends on the board with comments like that.
However, he remains confident he and his fellow board members can work together and accomplish what's best for the school district.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County.))


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2001 was a banner year for Hollywood.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll see how the movie box office finished the year with a bang.
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2001 was a record- setting year for the film industry--
By the end of the day, Hollywood's domestic revenues for the year will top out at about eight-and-a-third BILLION dollars. That breaks last year's record of seven-point-seven billion.
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Meanwhile, The ``Lord of the Rings'' keeps its hold over moviegoers for a second straight weekend.
Part one of the fantasy trilogy held onto the top spot, with nearly 37 and a-half million dollars.
Studio estimates say in just 12 days, the film has grossed nearly 155 million dollars.
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``Ocean's Eleven'' stays afloat in second place for the third straight weekend with 17 million dollars.
``Ali'' comes in third, with 15 million.
"Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" and "Vanilla Sky" wrap up this week's top five.

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The good weekend capped what was a great year for the entertainment industry.
Chris Lawrence takes a look back.
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Harry Potter broke all kinds of records. And pushed the box office to levels it s never seen.
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2001 was not a good year for Hollywood. It was a great year.
Columnist Martin Grove writes for The Hollywood Reporter. He says Potter s success was expected, but Shrek surprised almost everyone.

(SOT MARTIN GROVE/THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER )

After all, it s this animated movie about this green ogre. And how many people want to see that?
Apparantly, millions.

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While Julia Roberts smiled all the way to the stage, Russell Crowe s career took off, as both took home their first Oscars.

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These two had been Tomandnicole for a good ten years. And while their divorce did not hurt Cruise, it may have helped Kidman.

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Nicole is way ahead of where she was a year or two years ago. She was a celebrity then. And now she s a movie star. And there s a big difference.
Hollywood almost shut down, but writers and actors settled contracts and averted a strike.

(S/U CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS )

And then everything changed with September 11th.
Suddenly stars stopped promoting their pictures. And started raising money for relief. And entertaining troops overseas.

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Producers didn t know what was appropriate. So the Emmy Awards were cancelled, rescheduled, called off and rescheduled again.

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Welcome to the 53rd, 54th and 55th Emmy Awards!
One day that changed America. A year Hollywood will never forget. Chris Lawrence CBS News.)) [Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [12/31/2001] [TWO SHOT]
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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Mike Stevens will report from Jacksonville as the Virginia Tech Hokies prepare for tomorrow's Gator Bowl matchup with F-S-U.
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The activities are continuing today as the Hokies of Virginia Tech prepare to meet Florida State in tomorrow's Gator Bowl.
Mike Stevens has more from Jacksonville.
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The Philadelphia Eagles have soared to their first N-F-C East Title since 19-88.

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The Eagles clinched the division yesterday, with a 24 to 21 win over the Giants.
The game got close in the fourth quarter - Tiki Barber takes the handoff and carries the ball 23 yards to set up a touchdown.
Ron Dayne gets the call, and he scores from 16 yards out. The Giants took a 21 to 14 lead in the fourth.
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The Eagles tied it at 21. Then David Akers booted the 35 yard field goal with 7 seconds left, and the Eagles hold on for the 24 to 21 win.
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