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The clock is ticking for journalist Daniel Pearl, as U-S officials refuse to give in to his kidnappers in Pakistan.

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And Governor Warner is in Martinsville today -- he just announced the expansion of Nautica Enterprises.
It'll mean 150 new jobs.
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Enjoy the warmth right now because things are about to change...I'll have your forecast...
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[Kidnapped-Reporter]


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Time may be running out for American journalist Daniel Pearl.
The U-S is still refusing demands made by his kidnappers.
But the White House says it is continuing to work closely with the Pakistani government to secure his release.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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AS THE CLOCK CONTINUES TO CLICK, THE FATE OF DANIEL PEARL REMAINS UNCERTAIN. TODAY IS THE EXTENDED DEADLINE ON THE DEATH THREAT AGAINST THE WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTER. PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS THE U.S IS WORKING WITH THE PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT HOPING TO FIND PEARL BEFORE THE DEADLINE IS UP.

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Were trying to follow the trail of the emails that have been sent with the purpose of saving this man, of finding him and rescuing him.
THE KIDNAPPERS HAVE SENT A SERIES OF UNSIGNED EMAILSTHE LATEST EXTENDED THE DEATH THREAT AGAINST PEARL FOR 24 HOURS.... TO TODAY.
ONE OF THE DEMANDS: THAT ALL PAKISTANI PRISONERS BEING HELD IN GUANTANAMO BAY BE RELEASED AND SENT HOME.
THE ABDUCTORS ALSO WANT ALL AMERICAN JOURNALIST TO LEAVE PAKISTAN...IF THEY DON'T THEY WILL BE TARGETED. THE E-MAIL GOES ON TO SAY.
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THEN THIS CYCLE WILL CONTINUE, AND NO AMERICAN JOURNALISTS COULD ENTER PAKISTAN.
IN ANOTHER DISTURBING MESSAGE UNDER OBJECTION OF AL-JAZEERA TV, CNN OBTAINED THIS VIDEO TAPE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN SHOT BY THE ARAB NETWORK...APPARENTLY IN OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR. IN IT, BIN LADEN REPORTEDLY DENIES RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS, AND MOCKS THE U.S FOR SUGGESTING VIDEO TAPES LIKE THIS ONE CARRY HIDDEN MESSAGES TO OTHER TERRORISTS.
STAND-UP: ))

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War- torn Afghanistan is also dealing with the aftermath of political in-fighting....
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A bloody two-day battle in Gardez, Afghanistan has ended.
But the fighting between rival factions over control of the town has left over 60 people dead.
Both sides were fighting with heavy weapons over key government buildings.
Residents say hundreds of people had also fled the town because of the violence.
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Meanwhile, the Taliban regime has left Afghanistan's economy in shreds.
But as Drew Levinson reports, a group of traders is trying to make a profit in Kandahar, as the country starts its road to recovery.
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((In Kandahar unpaved streets are oftentimes chaotic at best. The roads are choked with a combination of cars, people and donkeys. The venders here in this poor third-world city struggle to make a living.

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(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)

THOUGH IT IS DIFFICULT TO TELL AROUND THIS COUNTRY THE AFGHAN ECONOMY IS ON THE REBOUND, THE BEST EXAMPLE OF THAT COMES HERE ON THE FLOOR OF THE KANDAHAR MONEY EXCHANGE.
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Here behind mud walls is the financial equivalent of Wall Street. Money lots of it is traded in five different currencies.

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"IF THE RATE IS LOW THEY ARE BUYING THE MONEY, AND IF THE RATE IS HIGH THEY ARE GETTING BACK SO THEY ARE HAVING SOME ADVANTAGES TO GET SOME MONEY FROM THE EXCHANGING OF MONEY."
Here money talks this is one of the only places in the city you'll find a telephone. They're necessary for international exchanges.
Just off the trading floor you'll find a savvy businessman named Aminu-nah. He changes money for his customers and profits from each exchange. Since the Taliban left.... times in his little Dow Jones -like world have been good.

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"THE PEOPLE THINK THAT THE POSITION, THE POLITICAL POSITION IS GOING BETTER."
In spite of the political situation the national currency continues to devalue. Now there's a move afoot to change from Afghanis to US dollars. At the Kandahar Money exchange, its hoped that could lead to a bull market. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Kandahar.))

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President Bush is renewing his warnings against three countries when it comes to terrorist activity.
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During a meeting this morning with Jordan's King Abdullah at the White House, Bush said that Iraq, Iran, and North Korea are now on notice, and should consider changing their ways.
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The President will be in OUR region later today, when he heads up to the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia.
We'll have details about his visit, coming up tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a company with a plant in our area says it is cutting jobs across the nation. We'll have the details.
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Also two people are killed and more than a dozen are injured in an explosion at a oil field.
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Nautica Enterprises announced today an expansion and a customer care center will create 150 new jobs in Henry County. Governor Mark Warner made the announcement this morning which includes a 500 thousand dollar contribution from his opportunity fund.
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Jennifer Miele is in Henry County with the story.
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An explosion in a Kuwaiti oil field has killed two contract workers and injured about 17 other people.
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Last night's blast rocked Kuwaiti oil facilities located close to the border of Iraq.
A leak from an oil pipeline spread to a power substation, sparking the blaze.
Of the 17 people wounded, authorities say most of them suffered minor injuries.
Kuwaiti officials say they'll supply world markets with crude oil from other local sources.
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Plans to build a 400-millon dollar natural gas plant in Danville have been canceled.
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The Mirant (Mirr-ent) Corporation wanted to build the plant just east of the airport in the Airside Industrial Park.
A spokesman for the company says it changed its mind due to the global recession, fallen energy prices, and the Enron collapse.
It's possible the plant could still be built.
Mirant says it will continue with the permit process as it searches for another buyer for the project.
City officials believe the plant would create jobs and generate several million dollars in tax revenue each year.


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Elizabeth Arden announced its cutting its workforce.
Yesterday, the company announced plans to reduce its work force by ten percent nationwide. It will also close one of its three distribution centers.
The cosmetics company says weak Christmas sales are partly to blame.
No word yet on what the announcement means for the center in Roanoke.

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What Roanoke officials once considered a routine proposal for the General Assembly has turned into a heated debate.
Yesterday the Assembly voted down the city's charter bill after it became a victim of in-fighting on Roanoke City Council.
Joe Dashiell has more from Richmond.
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((Officials from five Roanoke Valley Governments came together in Richmond to lobby lawmakers, but it was a division on Roanoke city council that surfaced in the House of Delegates. [NAT SOUND OF VOTE]
The city's charter bill, approved with unanimous support in committee, failed on the floor... after Mayor Ralph Smith raised concerns with House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith.
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((MAYOR RALPH SMITH: I WAS ELECTED TO SPEAK FOR THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE, MY SPEECH WAS CUT OFF BY COUNCIL THAT DAY AND I AM GOING TO SCRUTINIZE EVERYTHING THAT'S DOWN HERE.)) [RUNS:14]
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Council member Alvin Hudson says he shares many of the mayor's concerns about the charter bill, but as valley leaders gathered with lawmakers at the Commonwealth Club here, other members of council expressed their dismay.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I GUESS I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED IN OUR MAYOR'S BEHAVIOR, BECAUSE I SAT THROUGH AT LEAST SIX MEETINGS WITH HIM WHEN HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOICE HIS CONCERN ABOUT THIS ISSUE AND HE FAILED TO DO THAT. )) ((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I THINK HE'S DONE CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF COUNCIL AND I HOPE THAT THERE HAS NOT BEEN DAMAGE DONE TO OUR EFFORTS AT REGIONAL COOPERATION BUT I'M AFRAID THAT COULD RESULT AS WELL.)) [RUNS :24]
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As the dinner ended, council member Linda Wyatt referred to incident, and, in her words, "the disrespect that was shown the rest of council."
Mayor Smith admitted that politics can be messy, but concluded the dinner, saying "thank god for the two party system."
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll see what one dentist is doing to make people enjoy coming to see him,
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and today marks a big day for late show host David Letterman. We'll tell you what is, in just a moment.
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For many people, just the IDEA of going to the dentist is enough to stress them out--
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But an Alabama dentist is working to change that image---


Dr. James Strickland calls his patients "guests," and even offers them refreshments.
The drills are still in his office, but Dr. Strickland has also added aromatherapy, massage, and even movies.
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((DR. JAMES STRICKLAND/DENTIST: WE HAVE BROOKSTONE MASSAGE CHAIRS, WE ALSO HAVE SOME AROMATHERAPY NECK PADS FROM RELAX PACKS THAT WE US. DVD PLAYER WITH A HEADSET SO A PATIENT CAN WATCH A MOVIE, WE HAVE A WIDE VARIETY THEY CAN CHOOSE FROM. ))
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Strickland's dental office just opened last August.
He says the spa- like atmosphere and perks like a digital imaging machine will keep his "guests" coming back for regular visits.
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It was 20 years ago today that David Letterman made his debut on late night television---
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Letterman started the late shift on N-B-C as the host of "Late Night."
He then moved to his current home on C-B-S, in 1993.
Sources say don't expect Letterman to make a big deal about his anniversary on tonight's show-- but his guest might.
Tonight's guest is fellow talk show host Regis Philbin.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 35 points.

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The NASDAQ was DOWN at 26.

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Coming up on the newscast, Virginia Tech wins one, but then loses one in the recruiting wars,
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And the Virginia Cavaliers pulled out all the stops last night, as they tried to hold on to a tight lead against Maryland.
We'll see if they succeed, up next in sports.
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It took a 12 to 2 run in the last minutes of the game, but 3rd ranked Maryland was able to knock off the Virginia Cavaliers last night.
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The game was tight from the opening tipoff.
Maryland's Lonny Baxter gets the basket for the Terps, and Virginia trailed by 2 , 38 to 36.
But Freshman Elton Brown would take it inside for the score and the Cavaliers led 46 to 44 at the half.
Virginia came out on the run to open the second half.
Freshman Keith Jennifer gets the basket, and the Cavs led by 7.
Virginia would maintain that lead with about 4 minutes left in the half when Roger Mason hits the three.
He scored 29 points.
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Dixon, who struggled early in the game, hits the jump shot and the Terps hold on for the 91 to 87 win.
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Former Friday Football extra player of the week- Justin London announced his college pick yesterday.
The chance to fulfill a childhood dream, and the memory of a friend he recently lost, helped him make his final decision. Mike Stevens was there for the news.
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The Hokies didn't get London, but they did pick up a verbal commitment from a talented player. Robinson High School's Mike (EE-MO) Imoh picked the Hokies over Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech and Tennessee.



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VMI is getting one of Rockbridge County's finest performers.
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Quarterback Jonathan Wilson, the player of the year in the valley district last season, will play at VMI next year. Wilson broke or set 19 school records as he threw for over 5000 yards in his career. He accounted for 23 TDs this past season. Both his mom and dad work at VMI.
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