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Today on News 7 at 5, a gas line break in Bedford County leads to evacuations and closed roads. We'll have a live update.
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Also 11 people are dead after a suicide bomber attacks a bus in Israel.
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As expected, a cold blast of air is headed this way and so areas may see snow before Thanksgiving. Details ahead.


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U-S officials say they have arrested a high ranking al-Qaida leader.
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A cruise ship makes it back to shore after hundreds of its passengers become sick.
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Plus one local government tries to find out why morale is so bad on its police force. News 7 at 5 is next.


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A ruptured gas line forces the closing of a busy road- and the evacuation of several businesses in Bedford County.
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Things are slowly getting back to normal in Bedford County at this hour. Authorities have [Take MAP Full] reopened the Graves Mill area after a natural gas leak closed that area for several hours this afternoon.
The problem happened just off Route 221.
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That's where we find Justin McCleod. Justin, what is the latest?
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[VO] The natural gas leak happened just after noon at the corner of Route 221 and Graves Mill Road. A construction crew in the area ruptured the line releasing the natural gas. That prompted authorities to evacuate several nearby businesses including a daycare center. Firefighters say the weather definitely played a factor in the evacuation and the cleanup.
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Yet another suicide bombing in Israel.
This time a Palestinian blew himself up on a packed school bus- killing eleven passengers including four school children.
As Kimberly Dozier reports Islamic militants say suicide bombing like the one today... are not over.
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(( Thirteen-year-old Hodaya Asraf caught the early-morning bus to school. Her parents laid her to rest, before nightfall. She was cut down, when a suicide bomber boarded her bus, during morning rush hour. A grandmother and her eight-year-old grandson were also among the dead. The attacker had been in no hurry. He even sat, and waited a few stops, for more passengers. He had time to see exactly, who he was about to kill. Shimon, eyewitness: Smoke, blood, screaming, children running around. Thats what I saw.
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(on-cam) This has been the first suicide attack in Jerusalem about four

months a deadly reminder the bombers can still get through.

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In his pre-suicide video, the 23-year-old Hamas militant, from Bethlehem, said he was responding to deadly actions by the Israeli army.

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His parents have lost a son. (upsot mother wailing) Now, they may

suffer for his deeds they fear Israel will destroy their home, and reoccupy their West Bank town.

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Israeli officials say Palestinians wont have to wait long for payback. KD, CBS News, Jerusalem.))

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Today, an arrest of a man believed to be a top operative of Osama bin Laden- Government officials say (Ahbd alra-HEEM al-nuh SHEE-ree) Abd al-rahim al-Nashiri... was captured, but they won't say where.
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(Al-nuh SHEE-ree) is suspected of masterminding the bombing of the U-S-S Cole in Yemen that killed 17 sailors- including Ringgold native Timothy Lamont Saunders.
(Al-nuh SHEE ree) is also a suspect in the 1998 East Africa Embassy bombings.
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A survey indicated Lynchburg police officers have little confidence in *their* superiors or city leaders- That survey is prompting officials to take a look at how the department operates.
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80 percent of Lyncburg Police officers and civilians responded to the survey, which found that more than half of the officers are looking for other jobs.
Another third said the police are not doing a good job of protecting citizens. Lynchburg's City Manager says officials are going to look at everything about the department to try to find solutions.

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((KIMBALL PAYNE/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER; FROM WHAT THIS SURVEY SAYS, THERE'S A CONCERN ABOUT ALMOST EVERY ASPECT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. FROM THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE CITY MANAGER, ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE BATONS THEY CARRY, THE WEAPONS, THE VEHICLES, THE UNIFORMS, NOT TO MENTION WHOLE ISSUES OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION.))
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The city is expected to hire a consultant to determine whether the issues are isolated in Lynchburg, or part of a national problem.

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Coming up next on the newscast, we will tell you why one group says the United States is not doing enough to curb drunk drivers,
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[VO] Also Joy Sutton will join us to look at the dangers of second hand smoke and its effect on children.
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How do you feel today?
One group wants you and all Americans to get MADD all over again.
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It is mothers against Drunk Drivers. The group says drunk drivers are winning again.
It says drunk driving deaths went up last year.
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((TODAY ONE AMERICAN WILL BE KILLED EVERY 30 MINUTES AND ONE PERSON INJURED EVERY 30 SECONDS.))
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One mother who lost four family members in a drunk driving accident talked about the day it happened.
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((SANDRA LOVE: DUI VICTIM: I RACED TO MY PARENTS MANGLED CAR I FOUND THAT MY PARENTS AND MY SON HAD BEEN KILLED. MY DAUGHTER AND NEICE AND NEPHEW WERE RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE MY DAUGHTER LATER DIED FROM HER HER INJURIES.))
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Love says the man who caused the accident was no man at all.. but a teenager.

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In health check tonight,
Many smokers are trying to kick the habit today as part of the Great American Smokeout.
It's a decision that could not only make a difference in *their* health but in the health of the people around them.
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As health check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us exposure to secondhand smoke can cause serious health complications.
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That's right Jean, secondhand smoke contains more than 40 chemicals compounds known to cause cancer.
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And children are even more susceptible to the health risks.
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Whether it's smoke rolling from a cigarette or fumes exhaled by a smoker, it's a health risk none the less.
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And children are even more vulnerable.
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((THEY BREATH IN MORE AIR FOR THEIR BODY SURFACE AREA AND THEY'RE GROWING. GROWING TISSUES TAKE UP PARTICLES FROM THE ENVIRONMENT. THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TIME IN YOUR LIFE IS EARLY ON)) [RUNS16]
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Some of the health effects of secondhand smoke include eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, lung cancer, an increased risk for lower RESPIRATORY tract infections in children such as bronchitis, pneumonia and ear infections. Secondhand smoke may also contribute to heart disease.
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((DEPENDING ON THE INDIVIDUAL A SINGLE EXPOSURE CAN STIMULATE A RESPONSE THAT CAN RESULT THAT RESULTS IN HOSPITALIZATIONS IT'S THAT SIMPLE. IT'S NOT A LITTLE BIT THERE OR LITTLE BIT THERE SOMETIMES IT'S JUST A SINGLE EXPOSURE)) [RUNS14]
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A recent study also even that secondhand smoke can increase the risk of cancer in pets.
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Jean,

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That contaminated cruise ship has sailed back into port-
Holland America's Amsterdam is back in Florida
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after more than 500 people in the past two months came down with a stomach bug- It is similar to the Norwalk virus.
People started getting sick on the ships last voyage, but the ship sailed again and more passengers became ill.
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((WE HAD 51 PASSENGERS DEBART THE SHIP AND FLY HOME WE PAID THEIR EXPENSES.))
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Not the kind of vacation most had anticipated.
The virus is spread by hand to hand contact- or by coming in close contact with those infected.
The Federal government is now involved. The Centers for Disease control says a scrubdown of the ship and a ten day break from sailing should get rid of the virus.
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Coming up next, Brent Watts wants to turn over a new leaf... he's checking out a new book sale at the local library.
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When you go to the library you usually borrow the books, but for the holiday season, the Roanoke County Library System is actually selling NEW books at a discount price.
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Brent Watts joins us at the Hollins Branch Library this afternoon with more on the Holiday Book Sale.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Mike Stevens will have more from last night's upset of the Hokies.
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Plus we will see five zoo tycoons in the making.
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The rally continued on Wall Street today. Stocks surged higher for the second day in a row on growing optimism about the economy and better-than-expected earnings.
Ed Crane has more.
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Welcome everybody to the Thursday ticker. As if last night's 21-to-18 loss to West Virginia didn't hurt the Hokies enough, today they are dealing with more fallout. Five Tech players were hurt in last night's game and now there's word that both defensive tackles may be lost for the rest of the year. Jason Lallis has a dislocated shoulder and he's out, plus Kevin Lewis has that torn pec muscle in his chest - he too may be done. We asked Willie Pile is he believes adversity truly builds character.
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One of the best game plans last night was pulled off by Your Hometown Station's Promotions' department.
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40 area football fans won transportation, tickets and dinner for last night's Tech -WVU game simply by watching WDBJ-7 News 7 Mornin. The WDBJ Party Bus rolled out of Roanoke at 3:30 and treated the winners to a catered buffet dinner and seats in the new South end zone. The 40 folks represented the entire area from Bassett to Rich Creek to Narrows.
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UVa's season opening basketball game against Long Island at University Hall tomorrow night is sold out. Just like last year - their is plenty of anticipation. But Steve Mason tells us the goal this year is to feed off the hype - BUT somehow avoid another late season collapse.

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((Pete Gillen wasn't the only one with his elbows up in the preseason. And no one is safe in practice from physical play. Just ask senior captain Jason Rogers who took one on the chin from transfer center Nick Vander Laan. It seems all wahoos are talking a tougher game. ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
The Cavaliers have played tough defense in preseason exhibition action. Opponents have averaged 58 points in two games. The regular season tips off tomorrow night against Long Island. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

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Zoo keepers from across the country competed today for the title of Ultimate Zoo keeper.
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The event pitted five keepers in a head to head competition that included an obstacle course, zoo trivia, and a presentation of their personal approach to animal care.
The winner came from Zoo New England in Boston.
Jonathan Gilmore came away with 20-thousand dollars for his home zoo.
A hawk even tried to deliver the winning check, but decided to fly up into the rafters instead.
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