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Three Americans who worked for a Richmond- based missionary organization have been killed at a Baptist hospital in Yemen.
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And two Virginia National Guard units from our area may soon be called to active duty.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A doctor and two others were shot dead and a fourth American was injured when a suspected Muslim extremist opened fire today at a missionary hospital in Yemen.
The hospital was run by the Southern Baptist Convention International Mission board, which is based in Richmond.
Board members today are praising the heroism of the three victims.
Tom Fenton reports.
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(( LIVE TOP
AN OFFICIAL AT THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY HOSPITAL SAID THE GUNMEN WALKED IN, CARRYING A RIFLE UNDER HIS JACKET.. TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE HE WAS SHELTERING A CHILD.. THEN BEGAN SHOOTING.
DEAD.. A DOCTOR, MARTHA MYERS FROM ALABAMA.. AND TWO ADMINISTRATORS, A FOURTH AMERICAN, A PHARMACIST WAS WOUNDED.
VO The hospital is located more than a hundred miles south of the capital Sanaa, in a wild and lawless region of the Arabian peninsula. A hospital official said he did not know why they were targeted.

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THIS IS A BAPTIST HOSPITAL AND WE ARE NOT INVOLVED IN POLITICS AT ALL..
But there seems little doubt this was another terrorist act in a country that has become a haven for Islamic militants and the shadowy Al Qaida network.
In October 2000, seventeen American sailors were killed in a suicide attack on the American destroyer USS Cole in a harbor in Yemen.
Last month, America struck back when a pilotless CIA drone fired a missile that killed six suspected Al Qaida members on a back road in Yemen.
LIVE CLOSE THE LONE GUNMAN IN TODAY'S ATACK HAS BEEN NAMED AS ABED ABDEL RAZZAK KAMEL. YEMENI OFFICIALS SAY HE TRAINED IN AFGHANISTAN, AND HE TOLD POLICE HE SHOT THE AMERICANS QUOTE TO CLEANSE HIS RELIGION AND GET CLOSER TO ALLAH.))

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Two Virginia National Guard units may soon be placed on active duty.
The 189th Engineer Company located in Big Stone Gap and the 222nd Quartermaster Detachment based in Staunton have been alerted for possible active federal service.
The mobilization would affect about 120 Virginia soldiers, and they would go on active duty for at least one year.
The soldiers will undergo pre-mobilization processing at their home armories and Fort Pickett in early January.
The Staunton and Big Stone Gap units are making preparations in case they are called, but an alert does NOT mean the units will be mobilized.
About 800 Virginia National Guard members are currently on active duty.

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The world is waiting to see what North Korea's next move will be on its confrontation over nuclear weapons.
Secretary of State Colin Powell says its not a crisis yet, but as Teri Okita reports, many wonder if this threat is not as serious as Iraq.
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(((NATSD OF PYONGYANG RALLY)
TRACK: IN THE NORTH KOREAN CAPITAL, THOUSANDS RALLIED AGAINST AMERICAS FOREIGN POLICY. PRESIDENT BUSH HAS WARNED OF NORTH KOREA BEING PART OF THE AXIS OF EVIL, AND NOW, WORLD LEADERS ARE ASSESSING JUST HOW IMMEDIATE THAT DANGER IS. NORTH KOREA HAS VOWED TO RESTART ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM AND IS NOW HINTING THEY MAY WITHDRAW FROM A TREATY THAT BANS WEAPONS PROLIFERATION.

(Super: Victor Cha/Foreign Affairs Expert)
SOT: North Korea is a country that doesnt have very much; therefore, it

tries to ratchet up a crisis and then, negotiate down from that crisis to win concessions. That is very much blackmail.
TRACK: THE IMPOVERISHED NORTH KOREANS DID THE SAME THING BACK IN 1993 WHEN THEY THREATENED, ONCE AGAIN, TO WITHDRAW FROM THE TREATY. THEY STOPPED WEAPONS DEVELOPMENT ONE YEAR LATER IN EXCHANGE FOR AID FROM THE U-S AND OTHERS. NORTH KOREA IS CALLING FOR DIALOGUE WITH THE U-S ONCE MORE, BUT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO GO THROUGH THE U-N AND ASIAN ALLIES FIRST.

SOT: (Cha) The choice for the North Korea regime is whether it wants to

continue on this path of nuclear proliferation and give up all these positive things that theyve gained since 1994.
TRACK: SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL HAS YET TO CALL THE SITUATION A CRISIS SOMETHING IRAQ CALLS A DOUBLE-STANDARD.

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STANDUP: Iraqi officials say theyve been cooperating with the U-N and have no weapons of mass destruction. They accuse the U-S of threatening war against Arabs while trying to seek a peaceful resolution in other parts of the world. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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Police in France have arrested a baggage handler at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport.
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Authorities say the man was of Algerian origin, and had a mini- arsenal in the trunk of his car.
Sources say police found an automatic handgun, a machine gun and five bars of plastic explosives.
Police say they were notified by a traveler at the airport that the suspect was acting suspiciously, and they stopped him as he headed to his car in the airport's parking lot.
Anti-terrorism prosecutors have opened an investigation into the case.
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Tighter airport security will bring changes to the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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The federal government has mandated that there be explosive trace detection machines in all U.S. airports by January first.
The equipment will be used to screen all checked baggage for explosives.
Roanoke Regional Airport has six machines located in the lobby and plans to begin using them tomorrow.
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((BOB SCHENKEL/FEDERAL SECURITY DIRECTOR: WHEN THEY COME TO CHECK-IN HERE AT THE TICKET COUNTER HERE IN THE LOBBY AFTER THEY CHECK IN THEY WILL BE TAKING THEIR BAG TO AN EXPLOSIVE TRACE STATION WHERE OUR SCREENER WILL EXAMINE IT. IT WOULD SPEED THINGS UP IF THE PASSENGERS WOULD HAVE THEIR BAGGAGE UNLOCKED BEFORE THEY GET TO THE TRACE DETECTION STATION.))
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In Roanoke, you will be required to be there when you're baggage is screened.
Logistically however, that may be impossible in some of the larger airports.
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Coming up next on the newscast, an infant that some claim is the world's first human clone is set to arrive in the U-S..
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Plus a woman swimmer is attacked by a shark off a beach in Australia.
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She could be the most- anticipated infant this year.
The baby girl who's been billed as the world's first cloned human will be brought to the U-S today.
Clonaid, the company that claims to have made the clone is affiliated with a religious group that believes space aliens launched life on earth.
To them, cloning is the ticket to eternal life.
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((RAEL/SPIRITUAL LEADER:THAT'S THE BEST THING THAT WILL HAPPEN TO HUMANITY. NOT ONLY WILL IT CURE ALL DISEASES, BUT IT WILL GIVE US ETERNAL LIFE."
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Meanwhile, many in the scientific community remain skeptical.
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((ARTHUR CAPLAN/UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA BIOETHICIST: I THINK SOMEDAY WE MAY SEE A HEALTHY HUMAN CLONE BORN, BUT I THINK THAT DAY IS A LONG WAY OFF. ))
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[GRAPHIC=NONE] "Eve", as she's being called, is expected to immediately undergo D-N-A testing to determine if she rea

lly is a clone of her 31- year- old American mother.

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The F-B-I is still searching for five Arab men who may have entered the U-S illegally last week.
Meanwhile, a man in Washington believes he spotted one of them.
Rick Price has more from Seattle.
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In Seattle, Dan Harrington tells the FBI he rode a Greyhound bus across the border with one of the men agents want to question.
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The FBI posted this unusual warning at the top of its website Sunday... saying the five may have entered the U.S. Illegally on or near Christmas Eve.

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All are of Arab descent, aged between 19 and 33, though the FBI admits their names and dates of birth may be fictitious.
Dan Harrington points out the one he noticed on the bus.
(("...Mustafa Khan Owasi... this is definitely him."))

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Harrington says federal agents detained Owasi during an unusually long delay at the border:
(("...and I could hear the INS guys saying well basically that's not what you told me, your story keeps changing... and they ended up leading him away..."))

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Though he says Owasi never got back on that bus, which then continued to Seattle, Harrington finds it all disturbing:
(("...It's very frightening."))
RP standup The FBI is NOT saying that the men are terrorists, though it says the Joint Terrorism Task force had already been investigating them... and agents are asking anyone who's seen them, to call the FBI. In Seattle, Rick Price, for CBS News.
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The waters off the coast of Australia are home to the breed of shark made famous in the movie "Jaws."
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But the threat of a shark attack was all too real for an 18- year- old Dutch woman, who was attacked by a hammer- head shark on the Great Barrier Reef.
Hospital officials say the woman is in stable condition after being bitten in the arm while she was snorkelling.
Earlier this month, an Australian man was killed after an attack by a bull shark.
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Roanoke's main library will be trimming its schedule in the new year.
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Starting January first, the library on Jefferson Street will close Sundays and shorten its Wednesday hours from 10 until 6.
The library is currently open from 9 to 9 on Wednesdays.
The changes are in response to a nearly 3-million dollar decrease in state aid to public libraries.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the lucky Powerball winner proves faithful to his local churches.
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Also we see a piece of British history fall into the sea.
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After thanking God for his good fortune, millionaire Powerball winner Jack Whittaker is putting his money where his FAITH is.
As Ben Thompson reports, Whittaker is donating a portion of his winnings to his church.
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WHITTAKER SOT: My first priority is helping West Virginia


AFTER A WHIRLWIND WEEK OF TRAVELLING, POWERBALL WINNER JACK WHITTAKER IS BACK IN THE MOUNTAIN STATE... AND BACK AT CHURCH... A CHURCH THAT WILL RECIEVE MILLIONS, THANKS TO WHITTAKER'S GENEROSITY...

SOT: When you tithe, you can never give more than you get, it always

comes back
AND AT THE TABERNACLE OF PRAISE IN HURRICANE...MIXED REACTION FROM FELLOW CHURCH-GOERS..

SOT I've never shook hands w/ a millionaire before



SOT Pastor C.T. Mathews/Tabernacle of Praise: Knowing the Whittakers,

they're just the same they were last Sunday and the Sunday before that
NOW WHAT ABOUT ALL THAT MONEY MR. WHITTAKER PROMISED THE CHURCH?
Ben Thompson STANDUP: Mr. Whittaker and his pastor will be meeting this week to hammer out details about what exactly they want to do with this money, but already the pastor says he was a good idea.

SOT: A new church, this one here would be, we looked at it, and had some

architects look at it, and it's pretty hard to add on to
MR. WHITTAKER SAYS HE TRUSTS PASTOR MATHEWS WITH THE DONATION

SOT WHITTAKER: He's gonna draw 200,000 out for himself a year, and the

rest of it, he can build a new church, if someone comes to us, and they don't have enough food to eat
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After decades of neglect, part of a historic pier in the United Kingdom has collapsed into the sea.
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The 136- year- old West Pier fell yesterday.
Authorities say no one was injured.
Crowds gathered throughout the day to collect souvenir debris from the Grade 1- listed structure, that was built in 18-66, as it washed up on the beach.
The more familiar aspects of pier life, including amusements, arcades and fairground rides, were also added.
But after years of poor business and dis- repair, it was finally closed to the public in 19-75.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP eight points. The NASDAQ has dropped 14.

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Coming up....two N-F-L coaches are shown the door, while another could soon hear someone knocking as well.
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Plus one of the most popular Redskins says goodbye with a win.
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The regular season is not officially over until tonight, but two N-F-L Coaches were fired this morning.
The Cincinnati Bengals fired 65 year old head coach Dick LeBeau after the team had its worst season in franchise history.
The Bengals finished the season 2-and-14.
LeBeau's record since taking over the club in the 2000 season is 12-and-33.
Meanwhile sources have reported that Tom Coughlin has been fired by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
After three straight losing seasons, he ends his eight-year stint as coach and general manager. Also the Dallas Cowboys have called a press conference this afternoon. It is believed the team is will announce the firing of head coach Dave Campo.


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Darrell Green said "goodbye" to the NFL and the Redskins yesterday in the final game of his 20 year career.
Green helped the Skins end a 10 game losing streak to the Cowboys.
Washington won it 20 to 14, finishing the year at 7 and 9.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies got a special visit from Senator George Allen yesterday in San Francisco.
Allen gave the players a pep talk at their final practice in preparation for Tuesday's date with Air Force.
He watched the Raiders-Chiefs game on Saturday with his brother Bruce, who is the G-M for Oakland.
Mike Stevens has more on the Walnut Bowl, which the Hokies hope will be special in more ways than one.
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Roanoke College will host the 10th annual V-Foundation Classic today and tomorrow.
Joining the Maroons in the event will be Mount Union, Maryville and Transylvania.
The tournament and auction proceeds will once again benefit cancer research.
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Speaking of hoops, Roanoke's J-J Redick scored 28 points last night in Duke's game against Dayton.
The Blue Devils led the Flyers by 23 at one point in the second half, before Oliver Purnell's club closed to within 6.
But DUKE [SUPER=33-Dayton/74/Duke/85/;]held on to win it 85 to 74, improving to 7 and oh on the season.
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