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Coming up on News 7-
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A live report to find out how traffic is going this holiday-
Talk about traffic troubles- a car goes the wrong way on Florida giant Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Plus the parade may be tomorrow- but the action is happening tonight in New York.
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And how cold will it get this weekend?
News 7 is next.

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Holiday travelers make the trek to their destinations.
This area plays host to drivers from all over the East Coast.
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31-Million Americans are on the road today according to Triple-A.
The Thanksgiving Holiday is typically the busiest holiday for the highways.
So how's it going in our area?
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Let's talk to Rachel Cannon who's been keeping an eye on Interstate 81.
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Air travel may be up, but problems seemed to be few.
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Winter weather in the Northeast did NOT disrupt many flights going in and out of Roanoke, although there were some minor delays late in the afternoon.
All-in-all airport officials say the day before Thanksgiving ran smoothly.
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((AMANDA DEHAVEN/AIRPORT SPOKESPERSON; IT'S BEEN GOING WELL SO FAR, EVERYTHING IS GOING SMOOTHLY. OUR BUSIEST DAY WILL BE THIS SUNDAY, EVERYBODY LEAVES AT DIFFERENT TIMES, BUT MOSTLY ALL COME BACK ON SUNDAY. SO SUNDAY AND MONDAY SHOULD BE THE BUSIEST DAYS. ))
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To help alleviate parking problems, the Roanoke Regional Airport has recently opened its satellite parking area. Travelers can pre-pay for their car across the street, and then take a shuttle bus to the terminal.
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It is the nation's biggest Thanksgiving Day Celebration-
While many people sleep tonight- New Yorkers will be awake- preparing for it.
It is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
Manuel Gallegus is in New York tonight with more.
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((BIG BIRD GETTING A BLAST OF AIR THE FINAL PREPS FOR THE MACYS THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE. ON THIS NIGHT BEFORE THE BIG EVENT, ITS A NEW YORK TRADITION BUNDLED-UP FAMILIES TAKE OVER MANHATTANS UPPER WEST SIDE TO WATCH THE GIANT CHARACTERS COME TO LIFE.
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its a dream come true to be here I love the parade nobody messes with my parade
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We've got to bump up the feathers and the shaft! THESE HUGE FABRIC AND POLYURATHANE BALLOONS CAN BE A HAND-FULL TO MANAGE ESPECIALLY WHEN ITS COLD AND THE WIND GUSTS. MACYS IS PROUD OF THIS TRADITION WHICH IT SAYS TAKES THOUSANDS OF ITS EMPLOYEES TO PULL TOGETHER. JOHN PIPER, MACYS PARADE It's all about that celebration of who we are, as a group as a family as Americans. -Manuel Gallegus This is the 76th year of the thanksgiving day parade this time there are 4 new balloons, including Charlie brown trying to catch his football. NICKELODEANS LITTLE BILL, A NEW AND IMPROVED KERMIT THE FROG, AND MISTER MONOPOLY, ARE ALL NEW TO THE PARADE THIS TIME AROUND. AND EVERY KID HAS THEIR FAVORITE LIKE JIMMY NEUTRON. he's really funny, he has a lot of humor, bumps into things I really like that.
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I like little bill cause hes some great quality childrens entertainment. AND THE WEATHER FOR THE PARADE. COLD BUT NO SNOW THAT'S ONLY HAPPENED ONCE IN 1989. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))

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Travel turned deadly for a family flying in Oklahoma tonight-
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Their private plane lost an engine and crashed near the McAlester Airport.
A family of five was aboard- headed to Missouri for Thanksgiving when the pilot tried to make an emergency landing.


The pilot was apparently trying to regain altitude when the plane crashed.
The Piper P-A-34 went down less than a half mile from the airport- All five people aboard were killed.
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And an accident on Florida's sunshine skyway bridge- backs up rush hour traffic there.
A motorist was killed after crossing the bridge- on the wrong side and crashing into another car.
The other driver was hurt- and is hospitalized.
The giant bridge links St. Petersburg to Manatee County.
Northbound lanes were closed for awhile tonight.
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[Claritin]


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The popular allergy medicine- Claritin will soon be available without a prescription- but that means it probably won't be covered by insurance.
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The government's approved over-the counter sales the after a big insurance company petitioned the Food and Drug Administration.
Claritin's maker, Schering Plough, at first fought the switch- then changed its mind because its patent is up next month - and generic versions could be made.
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The change will most likely mean Claritin will drop in price from about 60 dollars a month to as low as 15 dollars.



[Sweet-Briar]


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A prank phone caller is causing problems for campus police at Sweet Briar College and the families of several students there.
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Authorities say someone's been contacting students at home and telling them they lost all their belongings in a dormitory fire last night.
The trouble is: there was no fire.
Campus police fielded at least a dozen calls today from worried parents.. they urge anyone who gets a similar call to contact them right away.
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Chief Neal says it appears the prankster is using an old student directory to get the students' home phone numbers.
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[Saint-Andrew]


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The holidays are a time for giving, and many people have a favorite charity they like to help out.
If you want the most bang for your buck, look no farther than Bedford County.
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The Society of St. Andrew, which has its headquarters in Big Island, recently received the highest, four-star rating from the web site Charity Navigator.
The site ranks charities by how much of a donation is spent on the actual mission.. at St. Andrew, 96 cents of every dollar helps to feed the hungry.
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((CAROL BREITINGER/SOCIETY OF ST. ANDREWS: I THINK PEOPLE WILL REALIZE AND RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT IT'S A VERY EFFICIENTLY RUN AND VERY EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION THAT IS DOING VERY GOOD WORK AND IMPORTANT WORK FOR FEEDING HUNGRY PEOPLE AND THEIR MONEY IS GOING TO GO EXACTLY WHERE THEY WANT IT TO GO AND DOING WHAT IT IS THEY WANT DONE.))
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St. Andrew gleans millions of pounds of excess produce every year and redistributes it to food banks across the country.
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[Mill-Mountain]


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Roanoke's best-known landmark turned 53 years old today, and got a new honor.
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The Star atop Mill Mountain celebrated its birthday.
The star was originally a huge Christmas ornament for the holiday shopping season but people liked it so much, it stayed.
The star got a new plaque for its birthday, honoring its place in the National Register of Historic Places.
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No holiday for U-N Inspectors... they'll be on the job in Iraq tomorrow.
The latest on their search for weapons of mass destuction when News 7 returns.
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Plus this turkey's not on the run... he's enjoying the early start to the area's ski season.
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((Hey, folks. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up in just a few, Matt Schaub takes home some ACC hardware, the Cavalier hoops team hopes to do the same in Maui. Steve Mason chats with J-J Redick and the Frank Beamer hopes his defense shows up at Lane Stadium on Saturday. All that and then some in sports.))

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While Americans enjoy Thanksgiving, United Nations weapons inspectors will begin day two of their search in Iraq.


As Teri Okita reports- so far inspectors say it's going well.
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(( RESUMING THEIR WORK AFTER A FOUR-YEAR BREAK, THE FIRST STOP FOR U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS WAS THIS MILITARY MISSILE-TESTING RANGE JUST OUTSIDE BAGHDAD. THROUGH SATELLITE IMAGES, THE U-S ALLEGES SADDAM HUSSEIN IS ILLEGALLY BUILDING A TEST STAND FOR LONG-RANGE MISSILES HERE. INSPECTORS WOULDN'T TALK ABOUT SPECIFICS BUT ARE PLEASED WITH HOW THE MISSION IS GOING SO FAR. Jacques Baute/Nuclear Inspections Team: The team were able to complete the work it had planned to carry out with the cooperation of the Iraqi side. We had access to what we wanted to see. REPORTERS FOLLOWED ANOTHER TEAM ABOUT 90-MILES OUTSIDE BAGHDAD TO THIS FACTORY. ITS FAMILIAR TERRITORY FOR INSPECTORS WHO VISITED THE SITE DURING THEIR LAST GO-ROUND. THE FACTORY SUPERVISOR TOLD INSPECTORS THEY PRODUCE MOTORS FOR REFINERIES, CEMENT SHOPS, AND WATER PUMPING STATIONS ... BUT NOTHING ILLEGAL.
Haitham Mahmoud/Factory Director:SOT: They asked all the questions. We replied to all of the questions.

There were not any problems. WHILE ITS A GOOD START, ITS JUST THE BEGINNING BUT INSPECTORS HAVE THEIR FINGERS CROSSED. Baute: We hope that the Iraqi response today reflects the future pattern of cooperation. Teri Okita/Reporting: The number of inspectors joining the U-N teams in Iraq will double in the next 10-days as they try to check hundreds of questionable sites. TO, CBS News, Washington.))


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The sniper suspects are off the hook for three murders in Louisiana.
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Investigators say D-N-A samples from John Muhammad and teenage companion John Lee Malvo don't match D-N-A left behind in the killings in Baton Rouge.
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Police had said a link to the sniper suspects was unlikely -- but Muhammad's family has placed the suspects in Baton Rouge over the past year.
Muhammad and Malvo are accused of killing 13 people and wounding five -- in five states and Washington D-C.
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The man once called a witness in the Short family slayings says he's passed a lie detector test that shows he didn't do it.
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Gary Bowman tells News-7 that his lawyer gave him a polygraph test -- and he passed it -- earlier this month.
He says he's never even met the Shorts.
Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell says he's seen the lie detector test results... but he still wants to conduct his own polygraph examination of Bowman.
Though Bowman is no longer the focus of the case, Cassell says investigators are still interested in talking to him.
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In the meantime, Bowman is going back to jail Friday.
He'll serve seven days for driving drunk in Greensboro.
Bowman pled guilty to the charge Monday.
He was arrested for driving under the influence in the Greensboro D-M-V parking lot last summer.

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Danville has become the first city in Virginia to provide local phone service. The State Corporation Commission certified its Department of Utilities this month. The department wants to provide service in Danville and Halifax, Henry, Patrick and Pittsylvania Counties. The city will compete with local carriers and may have better rates and reach less populated areas. New legislation passed by the General Assembly this year made certification possible. Bristol will be the second city certified by the S-C-C.
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Still ahead on News 7, Robin has the chilly holiday forecast...
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And we'll have a Virginia holiday tradition that's almost as old as Thanksgiving itself.
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While some people are crossing their fingers for a White Christmas - many will have a white Thanksgiving....
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In Connecticut, a fast and furious wave of deep, white snow smothered everything in sight last night. The snowstorm caused a sleigh-full of problems - shutting down schools, roads, and highways. At least 14-thousand people were left without electricity. Officials say more than 600 state trucks helped sand the roadways.
Some places saw up to ten inches of snow.
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Closer to home, there's one turkey that will be on ice this Thanksgiving.
IN fact, today he hit the ski slopes in West Virginia.
The ski trails at the Snowshoe resort opened today - almost a month earlier than last year.
The winter season is looking good for resorts across the region - Snowshoe's recieved 23 inches of natural snow already.
And the early cold temperatures have also given resorts the chance to make snow.
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Coming up, Virginia battles Indiana for the Maui Invitational title, Steve Mason checks in with J-J Redick, and the Hokies talk about regaining their swagger on defense, just 4 days before the battle for the Commonwealth Cup. But first in tonight's extra point,
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UVA quarterback Matt Schaub got some props today. Schaub was named the ACC's Offensive Player of the Year, and the overall Player of the Year in the League. The only other Cav to claim both awards was Tiki Barber back in 1996. Schaub has set 8 single season passing records. He has thrown 26 TD passes and has a completion percentage of nearly 70 percent. The junior from West Chester, Pennsylvania has thrown for nearly 28 hundred yards.
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Pete Gillen and the Virginia Cavaliers put their 3 and oh mark on the line last night in Hawaii, taking on Indiana in the finals of the Maui Invitational.
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Pete Gillen, not exactly doing the hula last night. Travis Watson showed off a few moves though. Watson scored 8 first half points, including the hard earned bucket in the paint, and the kiss off the window. Virginia led by one at the half.
In the second frame, Indiana's Bracy Wright finishes off the break with the layin, part of a 9-1 run by the
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Hoosiers who win it 70 to 63.
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Carolina took on Kansas in the semifinals of the Pre-Season NIT. The Heels Raymond Felton pushes it up to Jaron Williams for the deuce.
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Carolina led by 8 at the half and the Tarheels upset Kansas 67 to 56.
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J-J Redick has scored 14 points in each of his first two outings with the Duke Blue Devils. Despite his early season success, Redick is still trying to soak in the entire college experience, both on and off the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Steve Mason has more from Durham.
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((Looks can be deceiving. While J.J. Redick appears focussed on running out on to the historic Cameron Indoor Stadium floor, going through warm ups, and knocking down one of his lethal jumpers, he is in awe of his surroundings. ((:)) J.J. has formed a special relationship with his head coach, who has rewarded his freshman shooting sensation by playing him an average of 25 minutes a game, the most of any of the six highly touted Duke freshman. ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) Although he is not yet a starter, Redick is the first player off the bench and has already become one of Duke's main leaders on the floor. ((:)) He gives the Blue devil veterans a huge boost, gels well with them and has earned respect from the Duke basketball family. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Redick's three pointers continue to poor in as does the autograph requests but the former Cave Spring Knight gladly trades in the new found royalty for humility. ((:))
Redick and his sixth ranked Blue Devils will try and improve to 3 and OH Saturday against UCLA. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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And you can catch J-J and the rest of the Dukies against the Bruins right here on Your Hometown Station at Noon this Saturday.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12994] Also, don't forget the NFL plays here on Thanksgiving as the Patriots visit the Detroit Lions. The action begins at 12:30 tomorrow.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12995] And on Friday Afternoon - College Football comes your way as LSU and Arkansas hook up in the SEC. The winner will head to the SEC title game to take on Georgia. The Tigers and Razorbacks hook up at 2:30 on WDBJ-7.
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Virginia Tech is a 6 and a half point favorite in Saturday's battle for the Commonwealth Cup with Virginia. Bowl implications for both teams are riding on the outcome.
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The Hokies defense hopes to get back on the horse and ride this week. Tech has given up 99 points in three losses and it appears that the Hokies have lost some of their swagger on the defensive side of the ball.
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It is a tradition almost as old as Thanksgiving itself.
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Governor Mark Warner today accepted two bucks and other gifts from members of the Pamunkey (pah-MON-kee) and Mattaponi (MATT-uh-poh-NYE) tribes.
The tradition goes back 356 years.
A treaty signed in 1646 calls for the tribes to make an annual offering to the governor in lieu of paying taxes.
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