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[SUPER=@Marya1;]
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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning....... A local soldier is laid to rest. Friends and family honor First Lieutenant Joshua Hurley.
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And Virginia Tech may have blown the wind out of the Hurricanes, but the Hokies couldn't keep the Panthers off the prowl.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.

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Friends and family gathered to remember an Alleghany County native who was killed in action in Iraq last week.
First Lieutenant Joshua Hurley was a V-M-I alum who loved his career.
Jennifer Wishon has more on his memory and how his legacy lives on.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of taps]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joshua Burch/101st Airborne; :42]
[SUPER=01-Charles Brower/VMI Dean of Faculty; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Brock Daniel/VMI Cadet; 1:13]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; 2:05]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7 Alleghany County.]

((((AERIAL STAGNANT SHOT OF CHURCH WITH TAPS PLAYING UNDERNEATH)) Central United Methodist Church in Clifton Forge overflowed Saturday with those who gathered to remember First Lieutenant Joshua Charles Hurley. The 24- year- old was serving with the Army's 326th Engineer Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division in Mosul, Iraq when his vehicle was hit by an explosive device November First.
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[IN Q=He cared about his]

((HE CARED ABOUT HIS SOLDIERS A LOT HE CARED ABOUT US A LOT.))
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Those who served with Josh remember him as a selfless leader who won people over with his charm and love of country.
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[SOT 1:02:10]
[IN Q=He said it's not about]

((JOSHUA BURCH: HE SAID IT'S NOT ABOUT THE WAR, IT'S ABOUT THE MAN TO YOUR LEFT AND RIGHT AND THAT'S TRUE, IT'S A TRUE STATEMENT AND HE WAS THERE FOR THE MAN TO HIS LEFT AND RIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=his left and right]

Hurley graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 2001 with distinction, serving as a role model for his brother rats.
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[SOT 49:52:29]
[IN Q=Went into the Army]

((GENERAL CHARLES BROWER: WENT INTO THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND SERVED IN ONE OF THE GREAT DIVISIONS OF AMERICA'S ARMY, THE 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION AND I KNOW WAS A VERY PROUD AND DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN SOLDIER.))
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[IN Q=I just remember]

((BROCK DANIEL/VMI CADET: I JUST REMEMBER WATCHING HIM AND HOW HE COMMANDED HIMSELF, HE HAD SUCH A GREAT PRESENCE ABOUT HIMSELF.))
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[OUT Q=precense about himself]

Outside of work, the Alleghany High School graduate is remembered as a country boy who loved to fish and listen to country music. Hurley is survived by his wife who also served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, his parents and sister.
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((READY, AIM, FIRE)) The "Joes" in his platoon say Hurley should be honored, but say he sacrificed his life so that others may one day enjoy freedom, and that is something to celebrate.
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[SOT 1:04:07]
[IN Q=I feel that Josh]

((JOSHUA BURCH: I FEEL THAT JOSH WAS DOING POSITIVE THINGS. HE WAS REBUILDING PARKS, HE WAS REBUILDING SCHOOLS, WE WERE RECONNING AREAS TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE SAFE.))
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[OUT Q=sure people are safe]

Burch says Hurley died while performing a job he loved and protecting what he believed in. His comrades plan to return to Iraq to win the battle and make sure Hurley and other soldiers haven't fallen in vain.

Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Alleghany County.))


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A Roanoke soldier who's on leave from Iraq says Al Qaida operatives are working to make sure U-S soldiers fail.
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Greg Horne returned home to Ronaoke yesterday.
He's been stationed in Baghdad for the past 10 months. He says Iraqi militants make explosives out of anything they can get their hands on and U-S soldiers have to watch every step they take.
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[IN Q=They might throw their]

((GREG HORNE/U.S. ARMY: THEY MIGHT THROW THEIR HANDS UP, BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU KNOW THEY MIGHT SAY WE'RE HAPPY THAT YOU'RE HERE OR WE'RE HAPPY THAT YOU'RE LIBERATING US BUT THEY COULD HAVE A NEIGHBOR OR HAVE SOMEONE HIDING IN THE DOG HOUSE IN THE BACK YARD YOU NEVER KNOW.))
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[OUT Q=you never know]
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Horne is stationed at Baghdad International Airport, where he services Apache Helicopters. During his 15 day leave, the 29- year- old says he plans to spend time with his mother and visit his two children in California.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[BOTH MICS HOT] The Roanoke Rescue Mission generated quite a buzz about its latest fundraising campaign. We'll talk with Executive Director about the it in just a few minutes.
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We're heading to a wondrous sight as we visit "Your Hometown - Natural Bridge". But first, here's a look at your almanac.
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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... Presidential Candidate Howard Dean says good-bye to taxpayer money and hello to big spending.
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And retailers expect to ring up more sales as they ring in the holidays.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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Explosions rocked a residential neighborhood in Saudi Arabia last night.
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At least five people are dead and more than 80 injured.
One American is still unaccounted for.
Witnesses say the suicide bombers used what looked like a police car.
One government official believes al-Qaida is behind the attack.
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The Democratic front-runner in the race for president is saying "no thanks" to public funding.
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In doing so, Howard Dean will become the first Democratic presidential contender to pass on federal matching funds.
By foregoing taxpayer money, Dean will be able to spend unlimited amounts for the Democratic nomination ... and to try to defeat George Bush.
The president has already opted out of the matching funds for HIS re-election campaign ... and is expected to spend 250-million dollars.
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((HOWARD DEAN: IT'S THE ONLY CHANCE IN A GENERAL ELECTION THAT A DEMOCRAT HAS IN BEATING GEORGE BUSH AND SINCE WE'RE ABLE TO DO THIS WE THOUGHT WE SHOULD... FOR THE SAKE OF THE COUNTRY.))
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[OUT Q=sake of the country.]
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The former Vermont governor made his decision based on an poll of his supporters.
His move is drawing criticism from some of his Democratic rivals, but at least two of them are considering doing the same thing.
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After last year's dismal holiday shopping season, retailers are hoping THIS will be a GREEN Christmas.
But holiday shoppers may notice the shelves aren't as full as in years past.
Randall Pinkston has more.
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[SUPER=03-White Plains, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Louis Fortunoff/Fortunoff's Vice-President; :39]
[SUPER=01-Tracy Mullin/National Retail Federation; :55]
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((FULLSOT (FORTUNOFF TAPE - Woman rings bell)

CG :1-line Blue Line: White Plains, New York
(White Plains, NY)



(VO 1) CHRISTMAS BELLS ARE ALREADY RINGING AND THE NATION'S

RETAILERS ARE HOPING THE CASH REGISTERS WILL SOON FOLLOW.

(SOT) - mommie, whatever we pick out we buy



(VO 2 ) THAT ADVICE IS MUSIC TO THE EARS OF LOUIS FORTUNOFF, WHOSE

FAMILY OWNS A ny area DEPARTMENT STORE CHAIN. HE EXPECTS A ROBUST SHOPPING SEASON. CG :2-line Louis Fortunoff,Vice President, Fortunoff
(SOT: LOUIS FORTUNOFF & rp walk) I feel a little bit better now than I

did a couple of months ago. I definnitely feel we have, as a nation, turned the corner a little bit. .

(VO 3) LAST YEAR'S HOLIDAY SALES NUMBERS WERE DISMAL.... WHICH, IT

TURNS OUT IS REASON FOR some OPTIMISM THIS YEAR.

(SOT: LOUIS FORTUNOFF, V.P. -- Fortunoff's)

Often, you'll see a decent year following a poor year. The 2 per cent was just about the worst holiday season in a decade so it wouldn't surprise me to see a 4 or 5 per cent increase.

(FULLSOT - CLERK AND CUSTOMER ...) Well, you wear this bangle in good

health

(VO 4) SHOPPERS ALREADY SEEM TO BE IN A SPENDING MOOD.

CG :2-line Tracy Mullin,National Retail Federation

(SOT: TRACY MULLIN/NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION ) While unemployment is a

concern, it is improving. The stock market is doing well. I mean everything seems to be in an upward trajectory. CG :2-line Randall Pinkston,CBS News/punch to White Plains, NY

(Randall Pinkston -- CBS News)


THIS YEAR, THE AVERAGE CONSUMER IS EXPECTED TO SPEND 672-DOLLARS ON HOLIDAY SHOPPING. THA'TS 23-DOLLARS MORE THAN LAST YEAR. AND RETAILERS SAY A LOT OF THAT MONEY WILL BE SPENT ON LUXURY ITEMS, (COVER W/ VIDEO) LIKE JEWELRY

(VO 5) DESPITE THE JOLLY FORECAST -- MANY CONSUMERS REMAIN CAUTIOUS.



(SOT: WOMAN- RIVERSIDE SQUARE MALL) We want to watch our dollars and get

the most for our money.

(VO 6 ) BOTTOM LINE, SAY CONSUMER ANALYSTS: DON'T EXPECT A RETURN TO

THE BOOM TIMES OF THE LATE 90'S. CG :2-line Candace Corlett, WSL Strategic Retail
(SOT: CANDACE CORLETT/WSL STRATEGIC RETAIL) Three quarters of shoppers

are telling us, they just don't see many interesting things to buy .

(VO 7) BECAUSE OF THE UNCERTAINTY, MANY STORES ARE LEAN ON INVENTORY...

SO SHOPPERS WHO WAIT MAY NOT FIND ANYHING THEY WANT TO BUY left ON THE SHELVES. RANDALL PINKSTON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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Coming up - It's another Hokie Heartbreak as Virginia Tech suffers a last minute loss to Pittsburgh. We have a full report on last night's game just ahead.
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Hollywood glamour, the poparazzi and the red carpet were all out for a night of elegance, fun and fundraising at a Roanoke theater this weekend. Find out what the buzz is about when we return.
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The red carpet came alive in Roanoke last night for the first annual Silver Screen Soiree.
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Actually, it was a fund raiser put on by the Grandin Theatre. Complete with a red carpet, flashing cameras, and impersonators, people from all over the area came to experience what Grandin Theatre's Executive Director calls "Hollywood, Roanoke style." But the event is for more than fun.
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((KATHY CHITTUM/GRANDIN THEATRE EXECUTIVE DIR.-WE'VE JUST COMPLETED OUR FIRST SUCCESSFUL YEAR OF OPERATION, AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER FUNDRAISER TO HELP US GET RID OF SOME CONSTRUCTION DEBT, GET US GOING FURTHER SO WE CAN BUY NEW EQUIPMENT AND NEW THINGS FOR THE FUTURE.))
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[OUT Q= FOR THE FUTURE]
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Chittum says The Grandin started the inaugural event hoping to raise 20 thousand dollars, but she thinks the event will grow in the future. Several local businesses and restaurants donated food and other items to be put up for auction. The 40 dollar tickets bought food, drinks, and of course, the encore presentation of Casablanca.
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