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Coming up on News 7 at 11- Israeli's were under attack by air and land today - tonight more than a dozen are dead and nearly a hundred injured.
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And a small commuter plane headed for Bluefield crashes into a mountain in Bland County - killing both passengers on board.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


Stay with us - News 7 is next.
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A plane crash in the mountains of southwest Virginia claims two lives.. now authorities are trying to figure out what went wrong.
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The six-seat private aircraft went down around midnight on Round Mountain in western Bland County, not far from the West Virginia border.
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Authorities say the plane was bound for the airport in Bluefield and that the flight may have originated in Florida.
Search crews didn't locate the craft until this morning after a Civil Air Patrol plane picked up a signal from its emergency beacon.
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The crash site is at the end of an icy, winding mountain road which made it difficult for rescuers to reach the scene.
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((SGT. PATRICK KIRTNER/VA STATE POLICE: IT'S JUST A HEAVILY WOODED AREA.. ...INTO THE GROUND THERE.))
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Kirtner says there were reports of sleet and freezing rain in the area at the time the plane went down.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will visit the site tomorrow morning.
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Police say the two victims were a man and a woman, but they are not yet releasing their identities.

[OK-Crash]


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Another plane crash-- this one in Oklahoma-- killed a family of five.
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The family was from Dallas and was enroute to Missouri for Thanksgiving yesterday when their twin- engine plane crashed near an airport. Investigators are trying to piece together what exactly happened.
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((TOM LITTLE/NTSB INVESTIGATOR: WE HAVE ACCOUNTED FOR THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT IS ALL THERE, SO THAT NEGATES AN IMPACT BREAKUP. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT THERE IS AN INFLATE BREAKUP. WHETHER YESTERDAY REALLY DIDN'T SEEM TO POSE A PROBLEM. IT WAS CALM WINDS AND THE TEMPERATURE AROUND THE MID 40S.))
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The pilot had a private pilot's license but officials have been unable to confirm the number of flight hours he had logged. The aircraft was destroyed on impact.
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[Toss back to anchor][Israel-Attacks]


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Israelis were the targets of attacks on the ground and in the air today. Altogether at least 20 people were killed; about 100 injured. Aleen Sirgany has a summary of the events.
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(Locator: Mombassa, Kenya)

This Kenyan hotel was once a favorite vacation spot for Israeli tourists. But Thursday morning, 3 suicide bombers drove a truck into the lobby.
Elvis/Paradise Hotel Employee 14:02:10 All the roofs were coming down, so it was a matter of just running for your life.

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15 people, including the suicide bombers, died in the blast. Eighty others were hurt.
Solan Yahuda/Paradise Hotel Manager 14:03:17 CHILDREN LOOKING FOR THEIR PARENTS, PARENTS LOOKING FOR THEIR CHILDREN. IT HAS MESSED UP EVERYTHING HERE, IT WAS TERRIBLE."
A few miles away, at about the same time, Kenyan officials say someone used this launcher to fire two heat-seeking missiles at an Israeli airplane as it took off. The missiles missed their target.
Mr. Atias/Passenger 12:41:08 I was just behind the left wing and I saw a flash light of something.
Most of the 261 passengers were unaware of the near hit. But just before landing, the pilot made an announcement. Israeli fighter jets then few alongside, escorting the plane in to land. On the ground relief as people realized what nearly happened. A group calling themselves Army of Palestine claimed responsibility.

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Later in the day, a final attack. Two Palestinian gunman opened fire on a group of Israeli voters, killing 6. A militia linked to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement has claimed responsibility. Thursdays voting went on, despite the violence, with Israelis deciding Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will stay in power.

(Sirgany Stand Up Close)

From his ranch in Crawford, Texas, President Bush condemned the three attacks on Israelis. And he vowed again, the U-S will do anything in its power to dismantle terror. AS, CBS News.))

[UN-Inspectors]


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One by one- -the U-N is checking out facilities where the Iraqi's are suspected of having gone back to making prohibited weapons.
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Among today's targets: an agricultural research center- -south of Baghdad- -where the Iraqi's once insisted they were only making vaccines for animal ailments, such as foot and mouth disease. The Iraqi's were finally forced to admit they were producing biological weapons here such as Anthrax. The inspectors combed the place today looking for renewed activity.
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((THE FACILITY IS NOT IN OPERATION,OR AT LEAST IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S NOT IN OPERATION. WE HAVE FOUND SOME ROOMS THAT WE WERE TOLD WERE FRESHLY PAINTED. SO WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO TAKE SOME SAMPLES FROM SOME POINT.))
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So because this plant underscores Iraq's history of lying about such facilities the object of today's exercise was to see if they're lying again.
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[NRV-Judgeships]


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Two prosecutors are hoping for a bench seat in the New River Valley.
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Radford commonwealth's attorney Randal Duncan wants to succeed Radford circuit judge Duane Mink when he retires next year.
Bar associations in Giles and Pulaski counties have endorsed Duncan.
The Montgomery-Radford bar association has endorsed Blacksburg attorney Marc Long for the circuit court job.
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Floyd prosecutor Gino Williams wants to replace retiring district court judge T.D. Frith.
Blacksburg lawyer David Mullins is also going after that seat.
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Mink and Frith are stepping down because they both reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 by the end of the year.
But the General Assembly could decide to leave both judgeships vacant to save money.

[Goodlatte]


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Congressman Bob Goodlatte is going after a seat of his own.. Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. He won't know for sure until early next year, but Goodlatte says he is very encouraged about his prospects.
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Goodlatte is second on the seniority list, but the Republican congressman who's ahead of him, John Boehner (BAY-nor) of Ohio, has endorsed Goodlatte for the job.
He has also been cultivating support among Congressional leaders. A steering committee will make the final decision January 8th.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: THE SPEAKER HAS BEEN VERY ENCOURAGING IN TERMS OF ACKNOWLEDGING THE WORK I'VE DONE ON THE COMMITTEE AND MY PREPARATION FOR TAKING THIS BIG RESPONSIBILITY AND HAS ALSO ASKED ME TO SPEAK IN ILLINOIS IN THE COMING WEEKS, AT THE FARM BUREAU CONVENTION THERE, SO I TOOK THAT AS A GOOD SIGN.))
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Goodlatte says the chairmanship would benefit the entire Sixth district, and not just the region's farming communities. The Agriculture Committee has jurisdiction over a wide array of programs, including food stamps, school lunches, food banks, agricultural research, and the national forests.
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A Roanoke based band is heating things up for Thanksgiving ... we'll take you there after the break.
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AND a little later - The streets of New York City are filled with Big characters, costumes and slow moving vehicles... But this is the one day of the year everyone loves it...

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((Hey, folks, Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office on this Thanksgiving. Coming up in just a few, T-A feasts on the ACC's rookie of the year award, Lee Suggs talks about playing in his final home game, and the Redskins drop their 10th straight game to the Cowboys. Plus, the Express stuffs Reading at the Roundhouse. All that and then some on the way in sports.))

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At Roanoke's Rescue Mission many people are thankful for free minutes this Thanksgiving.
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U-S Cellular is to thank for providing plenty of phones and minutes to be used. The HOPE program is designed to offer cell phone service at no charge. Officials say reaching out is always important, but even more so on a holiday.
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((JULIE THOMAS/US CELLULAR; THIS IS AN UNRESTRICTED CALL THEY CAN CALL TO ANY FAMILY MEMBER,FRIEND THROUGHOUT THE U-S THEY CAN TALK AS LONG AS THEY NEED TO TALK AND THEY CAN SAY ANYTHING THEY NEED TO SAY WHICH IS GREAT, THESE PEOPLE MAY GETTING IN TOUCH WITH SOMEBODY THEY HAVEN'T TALKED TI WHICH MAY GIVE THEM SOME HELP ALONG THE WAY.))
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The Rescue Mission concentrates on helping with a traditional holiday dinner. They will feed about 6-hundred people this Thanksgiving. Organizers say the numbers are up due to a sluggish economy which in our area meant a large number of layoffs. This year alone, the Mission will serve 220-thousand meals.
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[Meals-Wheels]


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Meals on Wheels recipients may have seen a familiar face at their door today.
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State Senator John Edwards decided to volunteer part of his Thanksgiving as a carrier for the program. Edwards says he's been involved in Meals on Wheels for several years. The service provides a hot meal to people who, for various reasons, can't leave their homes.
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) ROANOKE; IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TIME AND IT'S FUN. I ALWAYS FEEL INVIGORATED AND I FEEL GOOD AFTER IT'S OVER WITH ))
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Meals on Wheels will deliver thousands of meals around our area today... and does so all year. But on holidays it may be even more important. Edwards says the time you spend with the recipient may be the only contact they have with others all day.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11 - Ralph Stanley's music spans five decades, several band changes and more than 150 albums...
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And now he's working on his first music video... Find out what else is in store for the Bluegrass great after the break.
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[Ralph-Stanley]


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A southwest Virginia native has been in the music business for half a century but his popularity just recently hit its peak. Joe Dashiell explains how Ralph Stanley's bluegrass music has become a hit with fans of all ages.
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((Southwest Virginia native Ralph Stanley has been making music and bluegrass history for more than 50 years.


In 1946, he and his older brother Carter formed the Stanley Brothers... a group that is counted among the very best in early bluegrass. [NAT SOUND OF KROGER PILOT]
Their appearances on radio and television... included visits with Don Reno and Red Smiley on WDBJ.
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((I REMEMBER THAT. ONE THING I REMEMBER ABOUT IT, IT WAS REAL EARLY IN THE MORNING, AND I NEVER COULD SING THAT EARLY.))
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Today, Stanley is riding a wave of popularity and critical acclaim that followed the release of the soundtrack to the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou..." [NAT SOUND OF O DEATH]
He is especially proud of the song, "O Death," that brought him a Grammy Award for best male country vocal performance.
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((YOU KNOW WE'VE HAD A LOT OF DIFFERENT BANDS. WE'VE HAD DIFFERENT CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS. THE BEST THING I LIKE ABOUT THIS, I DONE THIS ACAPELLA, AND I MADE IT MYSELF. AND I FEEL GOOD OVER THAT. ))
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Though he's recorded more than 150 albums, Stanley filmed his first music video last August when the "Down from the Mountain" tour came to the Roanoke Civic Center.
He's never been more popular... and Stanley says he wishes he could share that success with his brother.
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((HE PASSED AWAY JUST ABOUT THE TIME THE FESTIVALS STARTED AND WHEN IT REALLY GOT GOOD, AND YOU KNOW I THINK ABOUT THAT A LOT. HE DONE SO MUCH. HE WROTE SOME REALLY GOOD SONGS AND HE WAS SUCH A GOOD LEAD SINGER THAT I REALLY WISH HE COULD HAVE ENJOYED SOME OF IT WITH ME.))
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At 75, Stanley says he'll slow down a bit with fewer appearances in the new year... but he plans to return to the studio and continue the musical career that began 56 years ago in the mountains of southwest Virginia.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
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[Coffee-Pot]


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Every Thanksgiving you can count on two things at the Coffee Pot in Roanoke. The beer will be cold and Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts will be playing. Tonight is the band's 25th Thanksgiving as the night's entertainment. News 7's Rachel Cannon has more on what has become a Roanoke tradition.
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((NATS The tunes every Thanksgiving at the Coffee Pot are courtesy of Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts. It's a night they are always packed.
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((CARROLL BELL/COFFEE POT OWNER; IT'S LIKE WE CONSIDER IT A RITE OF PASSAGE YOU KNOW IT'S LIKE YOU TURN 21 AND YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE COFFEE POT TO SEE THE HOT NUTS ON THANKSGIVING NIGHT. ))
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Tonight is a big night. 25-years at this location entertaining countless crowds with beach music, oldies, and set of their famous limericks. Rob Williams started coming when he was 19. At age 39, he still makes an effort to see them play each year.
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((ROB WILLIAMS/CUSTOMER; I JUST KEEP ON COMING BACK BECAUSE IT'S A REALLY GOOD SHOW.))
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Beasides tonight being a special anniversary , it's also the first time the band is back since losing Doug Clark to leukemia. He dies in September, leaving his brother John to run the group.
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((JOHN CLARK/BAND MEMBER; I TALKED TO HIM THE DAY BEFORE HE DIED AND I TOLD HIM I'D DO MY BEST TO GIVE THE GROUP GOING I TALKED TO THE BAND THEY HAVE BEEN VERY COOPERATIVE AND THEY WANT TO KEEP THE BAND GOING HIS MEMORY. ))
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Doug's son Monty now plays the drums his father played so masterfully for 47-years. The famous sound that has kept crowds rocking for decades will continue and so does the tradition in Roanoke.
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((WELL I HOPE SO AFTER ALL THESE YEARS AS MUSH FUN AS WE'VE HAD HERE I HOPE WE CAN CONTINUE FOR MANY MORE YEARS. ))
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((THEY JUST SEEM TO TRANSCEND TIME, IT'S REALLY AMAZING ))
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And so is the mood in the Coffee Pot. A night of thanks for a great group of entertainers. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke.))
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The Roanoke Express faced off with the Reading Royals tonight for the second time in this week.
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The Express players put on their game faces last night.
Halfway thru the first period, Joe Dusbabek gets this tally wrapping it around the post and Roanoke led it 1-nothing.
Just a few minutes later, Reading's Ray DiLauro will fire this shot and just miss putting it between the pipes.
The Express got on the board again in the first period when Jason Jaffray uses some nifty stick work to get
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free for the goal. The rookie now has a point in 7 straight games. Roanoke led it 2-1 and the Express goes on to win it 5 to 4.
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When Steve Spurrier took the Redskins job last year, he promised team owner Daniel Snyder a game ball when the team beat Dallas. Snyder is still waiting for his game ball after the Redskins dropped their tenth straight game to the Cowboys yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Irving, TX/Fox Sports; :00]


To Texas Stadium we go, where the Redskins got a game effort from Danny Wuerffel.
Wuerffel hit Zeron Flemister on a 16 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, his second TD toss of the day and Washington led 14 to 10 at halftime.
Wuerffel struck again in the third quarter. This time it's an 11 yarder to Derrius Thompson, and the Skins led 20 to 10.
But then trouble. Wuerffel makes the ill advised throw over the middle and Roy Williams picks it and then walks into the endzone cutting the Boys deficit to 3.
Then in the 4th quarter, Dallas QB Chad Hutchinson makes the great fake that even got the camera
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man. Joey Galloway hauls in the 41 yard pass for another score and Dallas comes back to beat Washington 27 to 20.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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The game in Detroit between the Pats and Lions wasn't quite as exciting.
Joey Harrington was picked off three times in the contest and that didn't help out a struggling Detroit offense. Teddy Bruschi took this one to the house for 6.
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Antowain Smith scored the game's only offensive touchdown, a one yard dive in the second quarter. New England carried a 17 to 6 led to the locker room at the half. The Patriots went on to gobble up the Lions 20 to 12.
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[S-Wahoos]


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Virginia Tech owns a three game winning streak over its arch rival Virginia, but the Hokies have a three game losing streak entering this season's battle for the Commonwealth Cup. The Wahoos have won two straight and 8 of their last nine contests. And as Steve Mason explains, UVA has plenty of reasons to play well on Saturday.
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((When he returned to Charlottesville, Al Groh emphasized that he had two goals. To be number one in the ACC and to best the number one team in the nation. His Cavaliers are one spot short of the ACC crown and 26 steps off his national aspirations. Groh's second year accomplishments have earned him conference coach of the year honors and his team has beaten three top 25 teams. But all of this years success is hardly satisfactory. ((AL GROH:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) And the Wahoos are hoppin mad at how the Gator bowl overlooked them. The Gator bowl went with N.C. State, a team whose strength of schedule is rated 79th while Virginia's is 12th toughest in the country, not to mention the Cavs beat them head to head this season. ((:)) ((:))
Taking care of business on the field means UVa's defense must stop arguably the best running back tandem in college football. Lee Suggs and Kevin Jones have combined for 24 touchdowns and almost 19 hundred rushing yards. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
The Cavaliers have allowed just two touchdowns I their last two games against ranked opponents. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))




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This year's battle for the Commonwealth Cup will also mean something extra special for Roanoke native Lee Suggs.


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The Tech senior captain will play his final game in front of the home crowd, and he's already feeling a little sentimental.
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Lee has rushed for just under 11 hundred yards and scored 17 touchdowns this season. Considering his knee was completely reconstructed in the off-season - Suggs has no trouble giving thanks this Holiday.
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[Thanksgiving-Parade]


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The 76th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was complete with all the trimmings this morning.
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((MUSIC, SINGING))
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One- thousand cheerleaders, 500- clowns, a dozen marching bands rounded out the event. It was the Tom Turkey Float's 30th appearance in the parade, but there were some new attractions as well. Four new balloons debuted this year including the first African- American character to be featured in the parade - Nickelodeon's Little Bill. The Charlie Brown balloon- - popular with kids- -showed off a redesigned look. Though temperatures in New York dipped below freezing, the spectators didn't seem to mind and the balloon handlers were very thankful for calm winds.
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