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Mark Warner first promised it as a CANDIDATE--

Today the Governor officially unveiled his tax reform plan.
We'll have details, coming up.
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And a jury in Virginia Beach has reached a decision on whether John Muhammad should live or die for his role in last year's sniper attacks.
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Showers are developing across the region as a cold front heads towards the coastline bringing us colder weather. I'll have your forecast.
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It's here. Governor Mark Warner presented his long awaited tax reform plan this morning.
It includes both tax increases and tax reductions.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon was there. She joins us from Richmond with more.
The governor's plan raises 500 million dollars a year through additional taxes.
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But he says when you factor in the tax cuts, 65% of Virginia's taxpayers will end up with a smaller tax bill.
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Warner's tax cuts include reducing the income tax rate for the working poor, trimming the food tax by one and a half cents, finishing the phaseout of the car tax, and eliminating the estate tax for working farms and family businesses.

But some Virginians will pay more.
Warner's plan increases the cigarette tax from two-and-a-half cents to 25 cents.
And it adds a penny to the sales tax rate.
It will go up from 4-point-five to five-point-five percent.
And it raises tax on the wealthiest Virginians.
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Warner says he is optimistic that when Republicans look it over, they will support it.

[Muhammad]


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The jury in Virginia Beach has spoken, and they believe convicted sniper John Muhammad should die for his role in the killings last year around the Washington D-C area.
Jurors deliberated for five hours over two days.
Jennifer Donelan is at the courthouse in Virginia Beach, and has the latest on today's decision.
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(( A JURY HAS RECOMMENDED DEATH FOR CONVICTED SNIPER JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD. THEIR DECISION RANG OUT IN A VIRGINIA BEACH COURTROOM. VICTORY FOR THE GOVERNMENTSOLACE FOR SOME FAMILIESTHE END OF A TALE OF TERROR AND MURDER.
DURING THE PENALTY PHASE ...PROSECUTORS SHOWED PICTURES OF VICTIMS OF THE SNIPER SHOOTING SPREEONE LAST TIME. THEIR FAMILIES CRIED.
THE PROSECUTION ALSO ATTACKED THE DEFENSE-S NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS TO PAINT MUHAMMAD AS A GOOD FATHER AND FRIEND SAYING QUOTE THAT PERSON NO LONGER EXISTS. THAT PERSON IS DEADMURDERED BY THE EMBODIMENT OF MALICE THAT EXISTS TODAY.
THEN MUHAMMAD-S LAWYER, IN A LAST DITCH EFFORT TO SAVE HIS CLIENT-S LIFE, WEPT AS HIS READ PART OF THE BIBLE AND ASKED THE JURY WHAT WOULD JESUS DO.
HE DESCRIBED MUHAMMAD AS BROKEN BY A SHATTERED MARRIAGE AND THE LOSS OF HIS CHILDREN. SPARE HIS LIFE, HE TOLD THE JURY, AND HE MIGHT CHANGE.
BEFORE JURORS LEFT TO CONSIDER THE DECISION... A PROSECUTOR TOLD THEM IF THERE WAS EVER A CASE FOR THE DEATH PENALTYTHIS IS IT. THEN HE POINTED A FINGER AT THE MASTSERMIND OF THE BELTWAY SNIPER SHOOTING SPREE AND CALLED JOHN MUHAMMAD...THE WORST OF THE WORST. ))

[Afghan-Crash]


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U-S soldiers are looking for clues in the wreckage of a transport helicopter that crashed in Afghanistan, killing five soldiers and injuring seven.
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The U-S military says it's not known yet what brought the aircraft down yesterday.
It happened about seven miles east of Bagram Air Base, home to most of the thousands of coalition forces in Afghanistan.
The troops aboard the helicopter were involved in the latest U-S operation in Afghanistan dubbed Mountain Resolve.
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President Bush will visit troops and family at Fort Carson, Colorado today.
It's a base hit hard by deaths in Iraq .
As Stacy Case reports, the brutality there escalated over the weekend.
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((IRAQIS POURED INTO MOSQUES, MARKING THE END OF THE MUSLIM HOLY
MONTH OF RAMADAN-----

BUT THE TENSE SECURITY SITUATION OVERSHADOWED THE CELEBRATIONS.
NAT: TRACK: MONDAY U-S TROOPS FIRED BACK AFTER AN EXPLOSION NEAR A MILITARY CONVOY IN MOSUL. THIS COMES ONE DAY AFTER TWO U-S SOLDIERS DIED HERE IN WHAT'S CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST GRISLY ATTACKS YET ON AMERICAN FORCES.
NAT: TRACK: SUNDAY, RESISTANCE FORCES SHOT THE SOLDIERS AS THEY DROVE
THROUGH MOSUL----- THEN TEENAGERS REPORTEDLY BEAT THE MEN WITH

CONCRETE BLOCKS IN THE STREETS. THE MILITARY PROVIDED NO DETAILS, BUT STAYED ON POINT IN ADDRESSING THE HORRIFIC ATTACK.
SUPER: BRIG GENERAL MARK KIMMITT, DIRECTOR OF MILITARY OPERATIONS we have nothing at this point that causes us concern, this is an enemy that can not defeat us militarily.
TRACK: A SUNNI MUSLIM RELIGIOUS LEADER CALLED ON GUERILLA FIGHTERS AND U-S FORCES TO CEASE FIRE FOR ONE WEEK..... IN OBSERVANCE OF THE END OF RAMADAN.
STAND UP CLOSE: STACY CASE/CBS NEWS PRESIDENT BUSH LEAVES THE NATION'S CAPITAL TODAY FOR FORT CARSON, COLORADO. HE'LL THANK THE TROOPS AND THE FAMILIES WHOSE SOLDIERS WON'T BE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. STACY CASE CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))

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Authorities have arrested a man in the murder of a Lynchburg woman.
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Two passersby discovered 44-year-old Linda Brooks Kirkland dead behind a vacant building at the corner of 12th and Grace Streets on Saturday.
Police are not saying how she died.
Yesterday morning, they arrested 22-year-old Thando (TAHN-doh) "George" Khumalo (koo-MAHL-oh) of Lynchburg and charged him with Kirkland's murder.
Investigators say the two appeared to have known each other... the area where Kirkland's body was found is a known hangout for homeless people.
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Next on the newscast, some residents of a local community are told they must boil their water.
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Plus some college students say a dormitory fire that killed 30 people was like a nightmare.
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The regional championship game between Gretna and Rustburg will be played on Saturday, instead of Friday night.
The Virginia High School League made the decision after conferring with officials from both schools.
A man was shot and killed outside the Gretna stadium on Friday night.
Two men have been arrested in the death of 29-year-old Lyndell Powell of Hurt.
Extra security will be on hand for the Gretna-Rustburg game, and the north end outside the stadium will be blocked off.

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A college student who witnessed a fire at a Russian dorm says it was a like a "horrible nightmare."
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The early morning blaze killed more than 30 foreign students and injured nearly 140 others.
Many of those injured escaped by jumping from the upper floors of the five story building.
The building served as a quarantine site for foreign students who were to undergo medical checks before starting their studies.
So far, the investigation indicates an electrical problem started the fire.
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In New Hampshire, crews were busy this morning battling a four- alarm fire at a church.
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Firefighters struggled to keep the flames from spreading to other buildings in the congested downtown area.
Initial callers reported hearing an explosion just before eight this morning.
Firefighters tried to recover religious items from the church before having to leave the building for their own safety.
No word yet on what caused the blaze.
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Michael Jackson is now making a direct appeal to his fans.
In a statement on a new Web site, Jackson says the child molestation charges against him are the result of a ''big lie,'' and he adds he'll be cleared in court.
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Meanwhile, many of Jackson's fans and celebrity friends like Elizabeth Taylor are now publicly coming to his defense.
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The pop star has, otherwise, been staying out of the spotlight since his arrest last week in Santa Barbara, California. Jackson was released on three million dollars bail.
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Some 250 Alleghany County residents have been battling their water system for the past year. Last week's heavy rain contaminated their well, and now they have to boil their water. Jennifer Wishon reports.
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(( ((NAT SOUND OF FAUCET RUNNING.)) Valley Ridge residents are back to boiling their water, and the water isn't the only thing boiling over.
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((JANA PULLIN: RIGHT AFTER WE HAD THE BIG RAIN STORM ON WEDNESDAY THE WATER HAS JUST BEEN AWFUL, ABSOLUTELY AWFUL.))
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Pullin, along with other Valley Ridge residents say no one contacted them about the water notice.
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((JANA PULLIN: I DID NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT UNTIL I WENT TO WORK AND MY BOSS CAME UP TO ME AND SAID JANA YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO DRINK THE WATER, YOU'RE NOT EVEN SUPPOSED TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH IN IT AND I'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR DAYS AND I WAS SHOCKED.))
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Valley Ridge Water owner Doodlebug Dressler has been buying water from Alleghany County since July. County officials say last weeks heavy rains led to the contamination of the well. ((NAT SOUND OF THE TOILET FLUSHING.)) Residents say they feel like the money they're spending on their water bill is going down the same drain as their dirty water. But having to boil water isn't anything new.
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((JOSH CRAFT: MY COUSIN LIVES RIGHT UP THE HILL WITH A BRAND NEW BABY AND THIS HAPPENED BACK IN JULY OR AUGUST AND SHE WAS AFRAID TO GIVE THE BABY A BATH.))
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A few businesses and Alleghany High School are also affected by the current water notice.
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((JOSH CRAFT: I COACH AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, I COACH THE THEATER DEPARTMENT AND WHEN I CAME IN FOR A REHEARSAL ON FRIDAY NIGHT THERE WERE SIGNS ON THE WATER FOUNTAINS SAYING DO NOT DRINK THE WATER.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: DRESSLER SAYS THAT HE DID NOTIFY HIS CUSTOMERS BY RADIO, NEWSPAPER AND A NEWSLETTER HE PERSONALLY SENT OUT. HE SAYS THE SYSTEM IS CURRENTLY BEING FLUSHED AND EXPECTS THE ENTIRE PROBLEM WILL BE CLEANED UP BY THE FIRST OF DECEMBER. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7, ALLEGHANY COUNTY.))
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll tell you why the latest presidential pardon has some people crying "FOWL!"
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It'll be "Stars and Stripes" forever...or at least as long as the natural life expectancy of a turkey.
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In the Rose Garden this morning, President Bush pardoned the national turkey named "Stars."
He also gave the alternate turkey, "Stripes" a free Thanksgiving pass.
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((BY VIRTUE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PARDON, "STARS" WILL LIVE OUT HIS DAYS THERE AT KIDWELL FARM IN VIRGINIA. AND SO HE WON'T BE ALONE, I HEREBY PARDON "STRIPES" AS WELL. ))
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For the first time, thousands of people this year got to vote on the White House web site to name the national turkey and its alternate.
"Stars" and "Stripes" beat out other names like "Pumpkin" and "Cranberry".
President Bush joked that the name contest was a "neck-to-neck race."
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 108 points. The NASDQ has gained 35.
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Up next in sports, the Hokies trip further down the poll as they prepare for its biggest rival.
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And the Dolphins pulled one over the Skins as they take a close game.
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Saturday's loss has once again dropped the Hokies in the Top 25 polls. Tech falls 8 spots to number 20. The Hokies have now lost three of their last five Big East games, and one has to wonder if there's anything left in the tank for Virginia.
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Yesterday afternoon ABC sports announced that the start time for the Tech-UVa game this coming Saturday will be 1 o'clock.

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The Cavaliers became bowl eligible with Saturday's win over Georgia Tech.
Last night Cavalier fans hoped that the Tangerine Bowl web site mistakenly placed the Yellow Jackets logo in one half of the game's matchup. In any case, the Hoos are anxious to play two more games this season.
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The Cavaliers are an early one point favorite over the Hokies.

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The Virginia Tech Women won in Charlottesville for the first time ever, beating Debbie Ryan and Virginia 63-62.


The Tech ladies nearly squandered a 14 point lead.
But UVA's Brandi Teamer missed a potential game winner. She led the Cavs with 19 points while Carrie Mason scored 18 to lead the Hokies.
The Virginia men fared a little better, beating Mount Saint Mary's 80 to 71.


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The Miami Dolphins came from behind to beat the Washington Redskins, 24 to 23.
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Jay Fiedler relieved Brian Griese and drove Miami to two touchdowns late in the game. Fiedler had been out of the Dolphins lineup since a sprained knee on October 19th. But he led late scoring drives of 71 and 69 yards, as Miami erased a 13- point deficit. It was the biggest fourth-quarter rally for the Dolphins since 19-80. Miami improves to 7-and-4, and are two games behind New England in the A-F-C East. Washington falls to 4-and-7 in the N-F-C East.
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For eight years, the American Bikers Advocate in Training and Education group has been raising money and food for needy families during the holidays.
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This year is no different, except they've got a lot more help in their annual "Turkey Trot." Edgers on Williamson Road, K-92, and local Food Lion stores are collecting food to help out the ABATE bikers. Last year they collected nearly half a ton of food, this year is already shaping up better.
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((THIS YEAR WITH THE MOOSE LODGE WITH EDGERS WITH K92 INVOLVED WE'VE SURPASSED THAT BY FAR AND WE'RE LOOKING AT FILLING UP A 28 FOOT TRACTOR TRAILER THIS YEAR.))
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Yesterday's Turkey Trot started at Edgers -- from there, they drove to the collection station at K-92 and then drove up Bent Mountain to the Moose Lodge in Salem. The food bank's slogan for the holidays is that, "Food should never be on someone's wish list."
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