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Coming up on News 7-
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As Iraqis horde supplies in preparation for war, the US calls on the military to be prepared. Plus, a local company that made history in the cloning industry says the claim that a human's been cloned is entirely possible. And a Roanoke man accused of sending money to Iraq says he never planned to break the law.
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News 7 is next.

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((2ND LT. BRADLEY BOWLBY/USMC: I EXPECT WE'LL GO OUT AND DO OUR JOB AS BEST WE CAN AND WORK HARD AND HOPEFULLY GOOD THINGS WILL HAPPEN.))
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The military is gearing up for possible action in Iraq. Officials say the Navy has been ordered to prepare to move two aircraft carriers and two amphibious assault ships.
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon. The orders require the vessels be prepared to sail to areas around Iraq within four days after a certain date. Officials are keeping quiet about the date. Elizabeth Sanchez has more.
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((MORE SIGNS THAT WAR WITH IRAQ IS IMMINENT. THE PENTAGON HAS ORDERED THE NAVY TO PREPARE TWO AIRCRAFT CARRIERS ... TO BE READY TO SAIL THE SEAS AROUND IRAQ ... WITHIN 96-HOURS NOTICE. ONE OF THEM IS THE U-S-S GEORGE WASHINGTON -- WHICH JUST RETURNED FROM THE PERSIAN GULF LAST WEEK -- AND IS CONSIDERED THE BEST PREPARED FOR BATTLE. EACH CARRIER GROUP INCLUDES ABOUT 75-HUNDRED SAILORS. TWO AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT VESSELS ARE ALSO GEARING UP FOR ACTION IN EARLY JANUARY. AND THE HOSPITAL SHIP, USS COMFORT, IS BRUSHING UP ON ITS BEDSIDE MANNER. THE FLOATING TRAUMA CENTER FOR COMBAT CASUALTIES HAS BEEN ORDERED TO LEAVE ITS HOME PORT OF BALTIMORE BY MONDAY. BUT AS THE U.S. MILITARY BUILD-UP CONTINUES NEAR IRAQ, NORTH KOREA APPEARS TO BE LOOKING FOR A FIGHT OF ITS OWN. NORTH KOREAN TROOPS HAVE BEGUN BRINGING MACHINE GUNS INTO THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE BORDERING SOUTH KOREA -- A VIOLATION OF THE 1953 ARMISTICE ENDING THE KOREAN WAR. NORTH KOREA HAS ALSO DEMANDED THAT U.N. NUCLEAR INSPECTORS LEAVE THE COUNTRY. THE COMMUNIST NATION PLANS TO REOPEN A LAB CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PLUTONIUM FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
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WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS CRITICIZED THE REMOVAL OF THE INSPECTORS, BUT THEY SAY THE U.S. IS NOT ABOUT TO ENGAGE IN A WAR WITH NORTH KOREA. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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A fugitive is charged with attempted capital murder after a bank robbery, abduction and police chase in Southwest Virginia.
Yesterday evening, State Troopers spotted a car suspected in a Marion bank robbery.
Officers chased the car on I-81 in Wythe County, but lost it in traffic.
A little while later, Sergeant C-L Mumpower saw the car in a driveway on Route 52.
That started another chase that finally ended near Fort Chiswell High School.
As Sergeant Mumpower approached the vehicle, one of the robbery suspects pointed a gun at him, but was disarmed by the trooper.
An 18 year old man abducted by the robbery suspects escaped unharmed.
William Ivon Bush, a fugitive from Louisiana, faces numerous charges, including attempted capital murder.
Merrie Ellen Reid of Texas faces abduction and other charges.

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Police have found the suspected getaway car in a Christmas Day robbery.
The 1998 blue Chevrolet Prism used in the robbery of a Narrows convenience store was found in Bland County.
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It had been stolen from a woman in Roanoke earlier Christmas Day.
Authorities are checking it for evidence.

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Her name is Eve, and according to a French chemist she's the first cloned human.
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The chemist works for a company called Clonaid and says the clone was born yesterday to a 31- year- old American. Clonaid was founded by a man who thinks the earth was created by aliens and that cloning leads to eternal life. Skeptics say cloning humans is risky because long- term consequences are not yet known.
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((JONATHAN MORENO/ETHICIST: WE KNOW FROM FARM ANIMALS THAT THEY'VE HAD PROBLEMS WITH THEIR NEUROLOGIC SYSTEMS, THAT THEY'VE HAD TUMORS.))
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Some experts on reproductive medicine say they doubt human cloning is possible based on current science. So far, Clonaid has offered no proof of the cloning, but promises independent D-N-A testing. The federal government says it's looking into whether Clonaid violated any laws by doing any of its work in the United States.
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Local scientists say they're not surprised by today's announcement.
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Researchers at P-P-L Therapeutics say it was only a matter of time before a human clone was produced.
The Blacksburg company has been cloning animals for over five years, and says cloning animal embryos is not all that different from cloning humans'.
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((DAVID AYARES/PPL THERAPEUTICS: PERSONALLY DO I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA? NO I THINK IT'S A MISTAKE. WITH THE INEFFICIENCES OF THE PROCESS I THINK IT'S BOTH UNSAFE FOR THE MOTHER AND THE CHILD. AND I ALSO THINK IT'S UNECCESSARY GIVEN THAT THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO OVERCOME RIGHT NOW IF THAT'S WHAT IT'S BEING USED FOR 44:37))
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Although Ayares (Airz) does NOT agree with human cloning, he does believe that it will become as common a practice for infertility as in-vitro fertilization.
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A Roanoke man accused of violating U.S. sanctions by funneling money to Iraq has been freed on bond.
Malik Almaliki (ahl-MAHL-li-kee) was released from custody today after a U-S Magistrate set bond, and friends raised enough money to secure his release.
He's accused of transferring more than 130- thousand dollars to Iraq, but as Joe Dashiell reports Almaliki's supporters say he was helping them send money to family members.
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((JOHN EDWARDS/ALMALIKI'S ATTORNEY: BACK IN 1990, AS YOU KNOW PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER SAYING YOU CAN'T SEND MONEY TO IRAQ, BECAUSE OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THAT COUNTRY. I'M NOT SURE A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT. I'M NOT SURE A LOT OF THESE IMMIGRANTS UNDERSTAND THAT SITUATION.))
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Attorney John Edwards says Almaliki is a legitimate immigrant who has enjoyed living and working in the Roanoke Valley for the last six years.
Friends have appeared in court to support him, and they pledged property and raised cash to secure his 50- thousand dollar bond.
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((AMIR AL-SHAMIRY/FRIEND: SO WE DON'T LET HIM DOWN. HE'S A GOOD MAN. HE'S AN INNOCENT MAN, SO JUST WE WANT TO TELL EVERYBODY WE SEND MONEY TO OUR FAMILY. THEY NEED MONEY TO STAY ALIVE.))
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Following his release, Almaliki said he did not knowingly violate any US. laws.
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((MALKI ALMALIKI/DEFENDANT: DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD THAT YOUR FRIENDS WOULD COME TO YOUR AID LIKE THEY HAVE? YEAH, OF COURSE. IT FEELS GOOD, BECAUSE MY FRIENDS NEVER LEAVE ME ALONE, BECAUSE THEY KNOW I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING WRONG I MAKE IN THE UNITED STATES. I LOVE STAYING HERE IN THE UNITED STATES, AND SOON LIKE TWO MONTHS, OR THREE MONTHS, I WILL BE BRINGING MY WIFE FROM MY COUNTRY TO HERE.))
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In granting Almaliki's bond, the U-S magistrate confirmed that the case is at appears on the surface, an effort to transmit funds to relatives in Iraq.
But that is still against the law, and Almaliki must now travel to Washington State to face those charges.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
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Investigators are puzzled by last month's plane crash in Bland County.
We'll have the latest on the investigation when News 7 returns.
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Plus some people dream of owning their own house.
But today, someone bought this entire town.
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((Hey, folks. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up in just a few, Steve Mason weighs in on the Tire Bowl from Charlotte. The Hokies have seen the Air Force defense somewhere before. Plus roundball highlights from both Salem and Northside, and the Express entertains the Pee Dee Pride at the Roundhouse. All that and then some on the way in sports.))

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Federal investigators have no obvious explanation for a plane crash in Bland County last month.
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The single-engine Piper went down the day before Thanksgiving as it was making an approach to the Bluefield airport.
Civil Air Patrol searchers found the wreckage the next day.
The accident killed the pilot and a passenger.
A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board found nothing wrong with the aircraft.
The report says the pilot had 21-hundred hours of flight time, and was qualified to fly on instruments.
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The final report is in on that huge accident earlier this month on Afton Mountain.
The forty car pileup happened on the westbound side of Interstate 64 around one o'clock in the afternoon December 13th.
State Police say heavy fog and sleet were contributing factors.
But troopers say drivers were also going too fast for those weather conditions and therefore are partly to blame for the accident.
However, no one will face charges because investigators say there is lack of sufficient evidence to charge any particular driver.
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Listeners tuning in to 93-point-five are now hearing Mariah Carey instead of Shania Twain.
That's because the station has changed its format.
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After twenty-two years as a country music station, 93-point-five made a switch yesterday to soft adult contemporary tunes.
Station officials say they expect the majority of their new listeners will be over the age of forty and female.


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((CHRIS CLENDENEN/GENERAL MANAGER, SUNNY 93.5: IT WILL BE A LOT OF IN OFFICE LISTENING, PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HEAR SOME MUSIC THAT PUTS THEM IN A RELAXING MOOD. WOMEN WILL LIKE IT, FOR THE MOST PART IF THEY'RE NOT COUNTRY OR ROCK FANS.))
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Station officials say they have received a lot of positive feedback from listeners about the switch.
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Roanoke officials are hoping a mountain of holiday trash will help them meet the city's recycling goals.
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The city has an incentive agreement with Cycle Systems, the company that recycles material collected by city trucks.
If the city recycles 300 tons or more a month, it doesn't have to pay Cycle Systems for the service.
The city fell just a few tons short in October.
Officials are hoping all that wrapping paper will help them meet their goal in December.
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Virginia's Department of Social Services got a holiday bonus of sorts.
The department was awarded 922-thousand dollars for increasing the number of children adopted from state-supervised foster care.
Governor Mark Warner said in a press release today that permanent homes were found for 496 children in the foster care system during the 2001 federal fiscal year.
The federal goal for the state was 321 adoptions.
There are still nearly 15-hundred children in the foster care system ready for adoption.
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New Year's eve is just a few days away, and the Big Apple is getting ready.
We'll show you how when News 7 returns.
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E-Bay has become a popular venue for people to buy and sell unique items, and today was no different. 1- point- 8 million dollars bought an entire town off the electronic auction block.
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Bridgeville, California comes with ten homes, four cabins, a cemetery and a back- hoe. The woman who's owned the town for 17- years says she hopes the buyer can afford to develop it. Residents say since the logging industry died out, the only thing Bridgeville has to offer is its natural beauty.
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A New Year's tradition is once again taking shape in Southern California.
Chris Lawrence takes us to Pasadena, where the floats that make up the tournament of roses parade are now being built out of some familiar ingredients.
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((The Tournament of Roses Parade is almost ready for its day in the sun. And the final touches are being applied piece by incredibly small piece.
(LARRY CRAIN/CHARISMA FLOATS)

We are like a Broadway show. We rehearse all year long, our day on stage is the 1st. The flower crew can at least turn to technology for help. Machines can take 25 stems and pull off all the leaves and thorns in less than three seconds. But some still remember when they did it all by hand.
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It would take you at least 20 seconds per stem. And we're looking at 4, 000 Not everyone's so lucky. Laura Brighty is gluing split peas to Gumby's float. And in the last hour, she's covered about two square feet.
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Split pea soup doesn't sound nearly as good as it did before I started this task. And these women are using tweezers to grab little pieces of coconut each one to be glued individually onto these birds.

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Verrryy slow! And we've got one, two six birds. A lot of the floats are created and covered with the very things you might find in your kitchen.
(CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS)

Like this telescope, made out of clover and crushed walnuts. It's just one of the little details that make these floats so big. Hundreds of volunteers will be working right up until the last minute and then kick back and maybe admire the hand they had in a parade seen all over the world. Chris Lawrence CBS News Pasadena.))

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Tonight in sports, we'll get you set for the Continental Tire Bowl, the Express opens a three game homestand, and lots of post holiday hoops, but first in tonight's extra point,
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Wilt Chamberlain's Philadelphia high school career scoring mark has fallen. Prep star Maurice Rice of Strawberry Mansion High school scored 44 in a tournament game today pushing him to 2,209 for his career. Chamberlain scored 2,206 but he played just three seasons, while its taken Rice four.
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The Roanoke Express was back on the hardwater at the Roundhouse last night for the first game in a three game homestand. The Pee Dee Pride made the trip from Florence, South Carolina--the first of the season.
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This was the third overall meeting between the two teams this season with each owning a victory.
Roanoke got on the board quickly as Mike Peron tallied the score for the Express.
Later in the first period, Tim O'Connell scores on the power play to make it two-nothing.
[SUPER=38-Pee Dee/3/Roanoke/5/;]


Dan Sullivan and Pee Dee's Jason Metcalf then decided to mix it up a little bit. That looked like a draw, but the Express won the game 5 to 3.
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To the court, where winner's bracket action took center stage in last night's holiday hoops tourneys.
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At Northside, Liberty found itself in a second half hole against EC Glass.
With time winding down in the third quarter the Toppers Cedric Jones lets it fly from about 40 feet and the bank is open. Glass led it by 12.
But Liberty battled all the way back. Mike Glass scored in traffic with 30 seconds to go sending the game to overtime tied at 51.
Glass Head Coach Bill Hodges was ejected in the extra frame after getting two technicals. He made the long walk to the locker room, and that didn't help his team.
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Liberty made ten free throws in the overtime to win it 61 to 53.
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The Minutemen will get the Northside/Franklin County winner today.
Northside's Ryan Smith was the beneficiary of the Vikes pressure. He converts the steal into an easy lay-in early on.
Ty Sigmon responded with the jami-jam down low for Franklin County but, Northside had just enough
[SUPER=33-Franklin County/61/Northside/64/;]

last night. The Vikings went on to win it 64 to 61.
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In other games yesterday, William Byrd beat Martinsville 55 to 54 and Jefferson Forest slipped past Glenvar 64 to 54.

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Over in Salem, the Holiday Hoopla tournament hit its stride with last night's winner's bracket matchups.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke Catholic vs. Garfield; :00]


Roanoke Catholic entertained Garfield, and the Celts need to work on that pregame dance.
Tadas Stanaitis got Catholic going as he dials long distance and tickles the twine from the top of the key.
Garfield hung around though. Demetrius Howard knocks down the short ten foot jumper.
But Dick Wall's club opened up a working margin thanks to shots like this one. Matt Nowlin buries the tough turnaround jumper on the baseline.
[SUPER=33-Garfield/37/Roanoke Catholic/68/;]

Later, Stanaidis runs the break to Nowlin, and Catholic cruises past Garfield and into the title game 68 to 37.
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In other action in Salem, Osbourn beat Patrick Henry 58 to 52 to advance to the title game. William Fleming took care of Hidden Valley in the consolation bracket, and Cave Spring beat Salem 70 to 35.

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U-V-A's getting ready for the Tire Bowl later today. One team that knows how good the Mountaineers are is Virginia Tech. The Hokies struggled with WVU's 3-3-5 defense in their meeting this season. Ironically, that's the same scheme that they'll see against Air Force in Tuesday's Diamond Walnut Bowl.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]

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In bowl action yesterday, Oklahoma State's Rashaun Woods caught nine passes for 164 yards and a touchdown as the Cowboys beat Southern Miss 33 to 23 in the Houston Bowl.
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And in the Independence Bowl, Eli Manning threw for 313 yards and a score. Toward Manning rushed for two more as Ole Miss knocked off Nebraska 27 to 23.
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[Ball-Assembly]


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The Ball that will drop at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve in New York City is ready to go.
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The New Year's Eve celebration will feature the ball descending from the flagpole atop One Times Square as the final seconds of 2002 tick away.
Con Edison will light the ball, designed by Waterford Crystal.
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((RAY KELLY/NYC POLICE COMMISSIONER; THE BALL IS SIX FEET IN DIAMETER, IT WEIGHS A THOUSAND SEVENTY POUNDS, AND HAS FIVE HUNDRED AND FOUR WATERFORD CRYSTAL TRIANGLES, EACH FEATURING A NEW DESIGN.))
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The first ball-lowering celebration was in 1907. (------------)