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Never mind the last- minute shoppers and holiday travelers--
It's winter weather that's causing the most headaches for motorists in the plains.
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And we'll have a live report on travel conditions for our region,
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Weather wise, we're wet and cold on this Christmas Eve. Maybe a few snowflakes late Christmas Day. I'll have all the details coming up.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Residents in the Southern Plains are getting a White Christmas.
But for areas that don't typically see snow, it could be more of a curse than a blessing.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
At least nine deaths across the country have been blamed on the winter weather.
The storm has dumped heavy snow from Western Texas to Southern Illinois.
Reporter Rob Yagmin has the story.
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Motorists will be feeling the affects of the holiday season on the roads today.
Many Virginians are heading home for the holidays ... or just to the store for some last-minute shopping.
Our own Meghan Muldoon is out on Interstate 81 observing the pre-Christmas rush. Meghan, how are the roads?
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((ROLLCUE:...slightly down this year.))
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More information is coming out concerning that downed American spy plane in Iraq.
And, there's no holiday break for U-S troops or U-N weapons inspectors.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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(( T E PICTURES OF THAT UNMMANNED AMERICAN SPY PLANE SHOT DOWN BY SADDAM HUSSEINS FORCES. THE PENTAGON SAYS AN IRAQI AIRCRAFT FIRED ON THE PREDATOR DRONE IN THE SOUTHERN NO-FLY ZONE. IR AQ SAYS IT WAS JUSTIFIED. A MILITARY COMMUNIQUE READ IRAQI TV SAID
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e commitment to Saddam Hussein that we will protect the land and the air of Iraq against all enemies and protect the great Iraq."
TRA T TIME A U-S PLANE HAS BEEN SHOT DOWN SINCE IRAQ HANDED OVER ITS ARMS DECLARATION AND U-N WEA 1 S INSPECTORS WENT BACK INTO BAGHDAD. THERE WAS NO CHRISTMAS EVE RESPITE FOR THE 100 INSPECTORS WHO SEARCHED THIS PLASTICS FACTORY, AS WELL AS AN IRAQI MILITARY BASE AND A VETERINARY SCHOOL. IRAQIS SAY THEYRE CELEBRATING THE SEASON DESPITE THE INTRUSION.

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Wahab) celebrate this year, despite the American threats to launch evil aggression on our country and such threats do not scare us.

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Myers/Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) S oud of what you do. And Im really proud to be on the same team and to be on a winning team. And I thank you very much.

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Despite the threat of war, holiday spirits are alive and well aboard the U-S-S Constellation.
Cooks have dished out thousands of holiday dinners.
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The aircraft carrier's five-thousand sailors and airmen are celebrating Christmas one day early, several hundred miles off the coast of Iraq.
The carrier arrived in the Persian Gulf earlier this month and its planes have been flying regular missions over the southern no-fly zone.
Plans call for that schedule to continue on Christmas Day.
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A holiday tragedy for Ukraine--
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All 46 people on board a Ukrainian aircraft were killed when the plane crashed into a mountain in Iran.
Some of the engineers who helped design it were among the casualties.
The Ukrainian designers and engineers, along with Russian aircraft officials were on their way to test a plane of the same model as the one that crashed.
Investigators have recovered the black box and believe pilot error was to blame for yesterday's accident.
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The Israeli- Palestinian conflict is taking a backseat to holiday celebrations this week, as Israeli troops pull back from Bethlehem.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
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Coming up on the Newscast, Powerball fever hits here at the holidays - as many vye for 300-MILLION dollars in Christmas Cash
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And some inmates help make this jailhouse - and courthouse - rock for the holidays. We'll explain after the break.
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A police foot pursuit slowed traffic on Route 220 in Roanoke.
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Dispatchers say they got a call about a man running in and out of traffic near the Elm Avenue Exit.
Officers responded around eight o-clock last night and took a California man into custody.
One officer hurt his knee and was taken to the hospital.
The suspect wasn't hurt but he was also taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for a mental evaluation.
No charges have been filed.
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The Giles County Courthouse is enjoying a trip back in time. And, it's sharing the adventure with the public. Teresa Hamilton has more from Pearisburg.
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(( Under the evening sky, the Giles County courthouse resembles a holiday greeting card. A place where motorists and residents can reflect on what Pearisburg may have looked like in the nineteenth century.


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(( SCARLET RATCLIFFE/GILES CO. CIRCUIT COURT CLERK: I KEEP TELLING THE GIRLS I EXPECT THE SUGARPLUMS TO BE DANCING BEFORE LONG BECAUSE IT'S SUCH AN ENCHANTING PLACE OUT THERE NOW, THE COURTYARD, THE COURTHOUSE, THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ALL TURNED OUT MUCH BETTER THAN WE ANTICIPATED. )) [runs13]
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Circuit court clerk Scarlet Ratcliffe and her staff had a big hand in seeing the project through. But all agree the bulk of the credit goes to David Blankenship and three of his helpers.
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The county maintenance worker along with his daughter and two trustees from the New River Valley jail did almost all of the work.
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((WE'VE TRIED TO MAKE IT AS TRADITIONAL AS WE CAN WITH THAT TIME PERIOD AND WE HOPE THAT WE HAVE AND WE HOPE TO MAKE IT WELCOME FOR ALL OF THE CITIZENS OF GILES COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS TO COME AND VISIT AND SEE WHAT A LOVELY COURTHOUSE THAT WE HAVE.)) [runs15]
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Initial funding for the project was provided by the Giles County Board of Supervisors but much more money would be needed. That's when local businesses, organizations and individuals stepped in with money and other donations.
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((HOWARD MORRIS/GILES CO. SUPERVISOR: GILES COUNTY IS A WONDERFUL PLACE AND WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN WE WORK TOGETHER, WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE, VERY FORTUNATE. )) [RUNS07]
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A holiday sentiment-- to go along with a picture perfect holiday scene. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Pearisburg. ))
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Millions of people are hoping they wake up to find winning powerball numbers under the tree - and singing to the tune of 300-MILLION dollars.
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and Heidi, Tyra and the rest of the Victoria's Secret girls better watch out - there's a NEW lingerie model in town.

We'll explain a little later on News 7 at Noon.
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Visions of sugar plums are having to make room for dreams of big money--
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Powerball fever is spreading across the country.
The Christmas night drawing will be worth about 280- million dollars to a single winner.
The game's played in 23 states.
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((A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE EVEN SAYING THEY'RE TAKING THE DAY OFF WORK, YOU KNOW, TO COME AND MAKE SURE THEY CAN COME AND GET IN LINE TO MAKE SURE THEY GET THESE TICKETS."))
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Powerball is NOT available in Virginia.
But those feeling lucky are braving winter weather and crossing state lines into West Virginia and Kentucky in order to buy tickets.
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coming up... Roanoke College gears up to hold it's annual Fundraiser.... A charity Basketball game and raffle .
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and Barbie is vamping up her image as she takes on a sexier role.
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The 10th annual Lewis Gale-Dominos Pizza Jimmy V Foundation Roanoke College charity basketball tournament tips off December 30 and 31st at Roanoke College.
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Roanoke College head coach Page Moir sends out a letter every year to college coaches, as well as NBA players, asking them to donate items for the auction and raffle at the tournament.
He says the response is always incredible.
The event has raised over 60 thousand dollars, and the goal this year is 10- grand.
It is always an encouragement when the heavy hitters give.
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The four team tournament includes Roanoke, Mount Union, Merryville and Transylvania.

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Former Redskin Deion Sanders was put on waivers by Washington yesterday, clearing the first of several obstacles for him to play for the Oakland Raiders.
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Reports surfaced yesterday that Sanders, now a football analyst for CBS who retired after the 2000 season, has talked to the Raiders about playing for them.
Oakland confirmed yesterday that the club had contacted the 35 year old seven- time, pro- bowl corner who played 11 years in the NFL. Snyder is a fan of Al Davis.
However any team with a worse record than Oakland will get a crack at Sanders before the Raiders can.
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The December 28th Continental Tire Bowl between Virginia and West Virginia kicks off at 11 AM at Erickson Stadium.

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The ACC and Big East powers have met only 22 times.
But West Virginia Mountaineer head coach Rich Rodriquez knows the Virginia defense quite well, thanks to his experience as the offensive coordinator at Clemson.
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That UVa defense will be put to the test against a running attack ranked second in the nation.
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And before we leave you on this Christmas Eve, here's a toy idea that might make a better gift for a grown- up than a child.
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Many parents are appalled at Barbie's new image.
Toy maker Mattel has brought a limited edition, "Lingerie Barbie," complete with sexy stockings, garters, and underwear.
The Barbie Doll has been around more than 40 years, and has changed with the times.
But none of her previous incarnations pushes the limit as much as this latest version.
Fans of the traditional Barbie doll don't appear impressed.
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((LINGERIE BARBIE, LESS IS MORE.")) (REPORTER ASKS IF HE FINDS IT SEXY) ((NOT EVEN IN THE LEAST."))
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((I MEAN SHE'S CUTE AND EVERYTHING, MAYBE FOR HIM, BUT NOT FOR MY DAUGHTER.))
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Lingerie Barbie is no cheap date, though.
She sells for about 45- dollars.
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