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Up next on News 7-
An apparent accident claims the life of a Floyd County woman.
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And, a familiar face says he MIGHT consider another run for Roanoke mayor.
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The clouds will continue to thicken up as we head through the afternoon and the rain isn't that far away, some of which may fall heavily at times. I'll have your forecast..
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[Floyd-Fatal]


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A Floyd County woman is dead following an apparent accident on Route 221. State troopers say a driver phoned the county sheriff's office around 8:45 last night.
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[Take Graphic Map]
29 year old Kelli Simpkins Hill of Willis said she thought she hit a deer near the intersection of Routes 221 and 807 southwest of Floyd. She stopped to look, but couldn't find an animal.
A deputy sent to investigate found an unoccupied vehicle with its door open and heard someone calling for help.


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79 year old Esma Duncan Akers of Floyd had apparently been hit by a vehicle. She was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hopsital where she died about 11 o-clock.
The case will be reviewed by the Floyd County Commonwealth's Attorney.


[Bowers]


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Former Roanoke mayor David Bowers says he loved the job.
And he may want it back.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A day after Republican Ralph Smith decided he would not run for a second term, the longtime Democrat was grilling a turkey in his backyard and saying friends are urging a comeback.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]

((DAVID BOWERS/FORMER MAYOR: I THINK THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE TO DECIDE, DID WE HAVE SOME GOOD YEARS IN THE 1990'S, WERE THOSE THE GOOD YEARS, DO WE WANNA GET BACK ON TRACK? IF THE PUBLIC BELIEVES THAT THEN THEY'LL MAKE THAT EXPRESSION KNOW AND I'LL HEAR THAT VOICE.))
[SUPER=01-David Bowers/Former Mayor;]
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[OUT Q=hear that voice.]
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Bowers served two terms as mayor, but lost to Smith three years ago in a four-man contest.
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[Goodyear]


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A plant in Danville will be making tires for trucks made in Dublin.
Goodyear has signed an agreement to make its tires standard on Volvo Trucks.
Volvo had been using Michelin tires.
Goodyear's contract with Volvo also includes its Mack Truck division.
The agreement will run through 2006.

[Iraq]


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A U-S military convoy was attacked this morning west of Baghdad, as other American troops took time out to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday far away from the comforts of home.
Allen Pizzey reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Tikrit, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-A. J. Hayden/4th Infantry Specialist; :13]
[SUPER=01-Brian Foster/4th Infantry Specialist; :22]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Turner/Colorado Springs; :57]
[SUPER=01-Allen Pizzey/CBS News; 1:23]
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((

vo: For those troops still on duty.which means most of the 130,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraqit was business as usual, a dangerous business that makes this no day of thanks.

(SOT Specialist A.J. Hayden, Michigan, 4th Infantry)


"Personally I think it's pretty crappy being here. It's just another day now."

(More troops)


vo: As far as work and danger goesthat may be truebut it is also a day when thoughts turn to home.

(SOT Specialist Brian Foster, Texas, 4th Infantry)


" I feel sorry for my wife and three kids not being able to see me for the holidays than me not being home for the holidays."

(Armour/Meals being cooked)


vo: With that in mind the army does its best to make today as holiday like as possibleat least for those lucky enough to get some time off.

(Camp Freedom preps)


vo: The kitchens of what used to be one of Saddam Hussein's guest palaces on the edge of the Tigris River have been preparing for this for three daysand it's too bad there isn't smell as well as sound on your TVbecause the aroma is mouth-watering. And Thanksgiving being all about familythere is even someone here the troops call "Mom".

NAT SOT (Kathy laying out stuff)



SOT (LIKE IT HERE)


vo: Kathy Turner has been doing this ever since she got out of the Coast Guard. She's been here three months...is willing to stay two yearsand doesn't mind at all being seen as a mother figure.

(SOT Kathy Turner, Colorado Springs)
(SOT RE DON'T EAT THEIR VEGETABLES..DON'T GET DESSERT)



(Chow line)


vo: And there's going to be plenty left for anyone who can actually manage a second helping.
o/c: It will take about five hours to feed the more than 300 soldiers hereand they'll have plenty of time to digest it all...the time difference means they have to wait until eleven o'clock at night to watch tonight's Dallas-Miami game. Allen Pizzey, CBS News, Baghdad.))
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll have the highlights from this year's big Thanksgiving Day parade.
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But first, we'll tell you why some legal analysts say an accused sniper is using a risky defense in an effort to save his life.
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[Malvo]


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The trial of sniper suspect Lee Malvo is now in its third week.
His defense team is arguing that the 18- year- old is NOT guilty by reason of insanity.
But as Thalia Assuras reports, this isn't the first time that defense has been used in a high- profile case.
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[SUPER=03-Chesapeake; :09]
[SUPER=01-Craig Cooley/Malvo's Defense Attorney; :15]
[SUPER=01-Robert Horan/Fairfax Co. Commonwealth's Attorney; :37 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Thalia Assuras/CBS News; :58]
[SUPER=01-Wendell Odom/Andrea Yates's Defense Attorney; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Cohen/CBS News Legal Analyst; 2:04 QUICK]
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((

A BABY-FACED TEENAGER WHO WAS MANIPULATED BY A MONSTER, OR A COLD-BLOODED KILLER WHO WILLINGLY TOOK PART IN A MURDEROUS RAMPAGE. THAT'S THE CHOICE FACING THE JURY IN THE TRIAL OF 18-YEAR-OLD LEE BOYD MALVO.

(SOT: Craig Cooley / Malvo's Defense Attorney)

He absolutely accepted john muhammad as his father.

(VO)

MALVO'S LAWYERS SAY THEIR CLIENT WAS UNDER THE SPELL OF HIS OLDER ALLEGED ACCOMPLICE.

(SOT: Craig Cooley / Malvo's Defense Attorney)

It's // an amazing degree of indoctrination.

(VO)

PROSECUTORS CONTEND MALVO HELPED PLAN AND EXECUTE THE SNIPER KILLINGS. AND THEY COMPLAIN ABOUT THE TIMING OF THE PLEA -- ONLY WEEKS BEFORE THE TRIAL.

(SOT: Robert Horan / Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney)


It's a late-blooming insanity.

(NATSOT from reagan shooting)

"Mister President!" Bang! Bang! Bang!

(VO)

THE INSANITY DEFENSE WORKED FOR JOHN HINCKLEY JUNIOR, THE MAN WHO SHOT AND ALMOST KILLED PRESIDENT REAGAN. HE'S STILL IN A MENTAL INSTITUTION.


(NATSOT from Bobbitt trial)

"Are you ready to proceed?" "Yes sir."

(VO)

IT ALSO WORKED FOR LORENNA BOBBITT, WHO MUTILATED HER HUSBAND WITH A KITCHEN KNIFE. SHE WAS RELEASED AFTER ONLY THREE MONTHS OF PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION.

(ON-CAM: Thalia Assuras / National Correspondent)

BUT FOR MALVO, THE ODDS OF WINNING HERE ARE SLIM. ONLY ONE IN ONE HUNDRED DEFENDANTS PLEADS INSANITY. AND FOR EVERY INSANITY DEFENSE THAT'S SUCCESSFUL, THREE FAIL.

(NATSOT from Dahmer trial)



(VO)

JURIES REJECTED INSANITY PLEAS FROM SUCH INFAMOUS DEFENDANTS AS JEFFREY DAHMER, WHO ATE MANY OF HIS 15 VICTIMS ... AND ANDREA YATES, WHO CLAIMED THE DEVIL MADE HER DROWN HER 5 CHILDREN IN A BATHTUB.

(NATSOT from Yates trial)



(VO)

YATES' DEFENSE ATTORNEY SAYS INSANITY IS EVEN MORE OF A LEGAL LONGSHOT FOR MALVO.

(SOT: Wendell Odom / Andrea Yates's Defense Attorney)


You're going to have a hard row convincing anyone that this is an insanity case. this isn't like the andrea yates case where you have a clear mental health issue.

(VO)

BUT WITH MALVO FACING POSSIBLE EXECUTION IF CONVICTED, HIS LAWYERS ARE LIKELY TRYING TO GAIN THE JURY'S SYMPATHY FOR A SAD BOY WITH AN UNSTABLE HOME LIFE.

(SOT: Craig Cooley / Malvo's Defense Attorney)
(Courtesy font for photo covering SOT after first internal edit : SHEILA

TEZANO/POLARIS)
He was placed at different times with sometimes family members and sometimes friends, sometimes strangers // basically left with no parent at all and really desperate at times for // a father figure.

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THE INSANITY PLEA, MAY BE A PLEA FOR MERCY.

(SOT: Andrew Cohen / CBS News Legal Analyst)

The hope there for the defense is that that's going to convince jurors at the end of the case to vote for life instead of death.

(VO)
(Courtesy font for photo : SHEILA TEZANO/POLARIS)

THALIA ASSURAS, CBS NEWS, CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA.
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Federal health officials are urging the public to get vaccinated against the flu and to watch for key symptoms in children.
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That, after four children in Colorado died this week from the virus.
Health experts say this flu season could be the deadliest in 30 years.
And pediatricians say it's sometimes easy for parents to confuse the flu bug with a common cold.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=But the flu seems]

((DR. CARDEN JOHNSTON/AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS: BUT THE FLU SEEMS TO HIT THEM A LITTLE HARDER. THE FEVER MAY GO A LITTLE HIGHER, THEY GET A LITTLE SICKER, THEY GET ALL THESE MUSCLE ACHES. SO IN CHILDREN IT'S PRETTY MUCH LIKE A COLD WHEN IT FIRST STARTS.))
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[OUT Q=when it first starts.]
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Doctor Johnston says if a child isn't able to be consoled or distracted from their illness, parents should take them to see a physician.
He says better yet, have children between the ages of 6- months and 23- months get the flu shot BEFORE they get sick.
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[AM-Tessa-Update]


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The family of a local girl is thankful she is around this holiday.
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You may remember 10 year old Tessa Milliner.
She is the Roanoke girl who slide off an embankement along the Roanoke River last May.
Doctors gave her very little chance of surviving but Tessa ended up beating the odds.
She was making remarkable progress but recently suffered a setback.
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[SOT 10:56:51]
[IN Q=She's not doing good]

((SHANNON MABRY/TESSA'S MOTHER: SHE IS NOT DOING GOOD IN THE SURGERY AREA. SHE WAS JUST SUPPOSE TO HAVE THE ONE SURGERY AND THAT WAS ON HALLOWEEN AND THEY ENDED UP HAVING TO DO ANOTHER ON THE SEVENTH TO REMOVE WHAT THEY HAD RECONSTRUCTED DUE TO INFECTION.))
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Tessa is now on anti-botics and was released from the hospital just in time for Thanksgiving.
Her long term prognosis however is uncertain.
She will have at least one more surgery and continues to have development problems.
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[Thanksgiving-Parade]


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The 77th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade rolled through the streets of New York City this morning.
The weather was just about perfect, and with more than two million spectators and thousands of participants, the holiday event was a sight to behold.
Chris Lawrence has highlights from the Big Apple.
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[SUPER=01-Eboni Dennis/Parade Spectator;]
[SUPER=01-Alyssa Dellaquilla/Parade Spectator;]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/CBS News;]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Porter/Tourist from Washington;]
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((

Take Pkg:
Jake the giant turkey had a special spot carved out, as the first float to rumble down Broadway.

(nats)


And for some, Christmas season doesnt really get started until the Thanksgiving Day Parade is done. Thursday in Manhattan, there was something special in the air and not your usual smells of the city. There were kids watching clowns, and cops watching kids and everybody craning their necks to catch sight of the biggest, coolest floats in the country.

SOT: Eboni Dennis/Loves the Parade

Just a time when everybody comes together. Something nice.
Nice? In New York? You better believe it.

(Question & Answer)

You could be home right now, on your couch, warm, watching it on TVBoring!
But at home, cant you get all the fancy camera angles and cool views?

SOT: Alyssa Dellaquilla/Loves the Parade

Yeah, but its better here! Its better live! Its cool!

(Bridge: Chris Lawrence/CBS News)

And the thing about this parade is, everybody has their own story on how they got here.
Bob and Barbara Porter traveled across the country from Washington state.

SOT: Barbara Porter/From Washington

Weve been to the Rose Bowl a couple times, but we always wanted to come to this one.
And if you have to buy your parents a gift this year, heres a little added pressure: The kids paid for the Porters trip as last years Christmas present.

SOT: Bob Porter/From Washington

They gave us these chairs. And oh, thats a nice Christmas present. What are we gonna do with those? What are we gonna do with those? Well, youre gonna go to the parade.
So here they are, with about 2-million other people crunched into a couple miles to officially kick off the Christmas season. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, New York.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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when is it too soon to start the Christmas season? We'll tell you why one woman and two radio stations are disagreeing.
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Traditionally tomorrow starts the official kickoff of the Christmas season, but it seems like businesses have hardly waited.
Many stores had Christmas decorations out around Halloween.
Some radio stations across the country have also jumped on the bandwagon.
They're playing all Christmas music, all the time, and they've done it since November first.
Jim Axelrod has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Lewis/Sunny 104.5 FM; :25]
[SUPER=01-Blaise Howard/B101 FM; :43 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jim Axelrod/CBS News; :48]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Esbensen/Listener; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=to YOOOOUUUU. (MUSIC)]

(( now through Christmas day.. it's one Christmas song after another..

(NARR) NO.. WE HAVEN'T EVEN REACHED THANKSGIVING AND ALREADY IN

PHIILADELPHIA.. IT'S ALL CHRISTMAS.. ALL THE TIME.. ON THE RADIO.

(NAT) philly's official holiday music station this year is b101



(NARR) IF IT'S BEGINNING TO SOUND A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS.. A LOT EARLIER

THAN YOU'D LIKE.. BLAME THE SUCCESS OF THE ALL-CHRISTMAS FORMAT.

(SOT/SUNNY/LEWIS) (JA) does any part of you feel a little uncomfortable

with how early you are starting it?? (rl) nooooo I don't think so.

(NARR) IT ALL STARTED LAST YEAR.. AT SUNNY 104.5 FM THEY WERE WAY DOWN

IN THE RATINGS WHEN THEY STARTED PLAYING ALL CHRISTMAS MUSIC MID-NOVEMBER.

(SOT/SUNNY/RICHARD LEWIS/10222) we were number one!. So we went from

nowhere relatively nowhere to the top of the marketplace. (ja) wait a minute. All Christmas.. all the time took you from 14th or 15th to number one?? (rl) correct.

(NARR) AND SINCE RADIO LONG AGO RAISED IMITATION TO AN ART FORM. THEIR

COMPETITOR.. B101.. STARTED EVEN EARLIER THIS YEAR. IT'S WAR.

(SOT/BLAISE HOWARD/22253) i wore out a pair of shoes.. kicking myself

in the rear end.. not doing it last year.

(OC/AXE) NOW DON'T THINK FOR A SECOND PHILADELPHIA IS ALONE. THERE

ARE AT LEAST SIX MAJOR METROPOLITAN MARKETS WHERE IT'S NOT ONE RADIO STATION BUT TWO GOING HEAD TO HEAD WITH ALL CHRISTMAS.. ALL THE TIME. NEW YORK, CHICAGO.. SAN FRANCISCO AMONG THEM.

(SOT/NANCY) we have 500 signatures that say.. we don't think it's a

good format.

(NARR) BUT NOT EVERYONE IS SUCH A FAN. IN PHILLY.. NANCY ESBENSEN

STARTED A PETITION ASKING THE STATIONS TO WAIT A FEW WEEKS MORE.. AND GIVE HER BACK HER SOFT ROCK. SHE'S TURNING THEM OFF UNTIL THEY DO.

(SOT/NANCY) it's not that I have nothing to do.. it's just that I feel

strongly about something.// I love Christmas.. just not the day after halloween. That's not the Christmas season.

(NARR) OF COURSE.. WITH THE SUCCESS OF THE FORMAT.. THE STATIONS HAD

HAVE HAD TWO WORDS FOR HER.. AND THEY'RE NOT 'MERRY CHRISTMAS'. SO NANCY.. GET USED TO IT. YOU GET THE FEELING.. IF IT WORKS AGAIN.. THEY'RE ONLY GOING TO START EARLIER NEXT CHRISTMAS. LIKE PERHAPS.. ON SAY.. OH THE 4TH OF JULY. JA CBSN PHILADELPHIA.))


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Presidnet Bush has made a surprise visit to Iraq. We'll have the details next. Also The Virginia Tech-UVA rivalry is old and tense, but one person knows how to keep both coaches happy both on and off the field.
We'll tell you who it is, after the break.
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Also we'll show you some historic steps in the world of pandas.
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This is just in... President Bush has made a surprise Thanksgiving trip to visit American troops in Iraq. It's the first-ever trip by a U-S president to Iraq, and comes with several concerns about Bush's safety. The trip was announced only after Air Force One landed in darkness at Baghdad International Airport. Bush limited his time on the ground to two hours, including dinner with U-S forces at the airport.

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Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer and UVa coach Al Groh are among the most competitive coaches in the country.


But the two rivals have a middle man who keeps things running smoothly for both of them on and off the field.
Mike Stevens has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Columbia, SC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Craig Kelly/Attorney for Both Beamer & Groh; :22]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

((Craig Kelly is a successful attorney in Columbia, South Carolina who will have more than just a casual interest in Saturday's 85th meeting between the Hoos and Hokies. Kelly sits in the most unique position of all - he represents both Frank Beamer and Al Groh. ((CRAIG KELLY:)) Kelly's list of clients is like a who's who of college football. And while he's close to the coaches - he also knows how to keep his distance. He will NOT be in Charlottesville Saturday - instead electing to watch the game on TV. ((CRAIG KELLY:)) Kelly has known both Groh and Beamer for years and understands their business only relationship.)) ((CRAIG KELLY:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))


[Panda-Cub]


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And finally today,
He's not playing football, but a panda cub IS making strides.
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The male cub is taking his first steps at the San Diego Zoo.
He moved around with the use of his front legs during an exam at the Giant Panda Research Station.
The milestone comes one day after the zoo's staff took the cub out of it's birthing den for the first time, while its mother Bai Yun was being observed by zoo vets.
Outside of the birthing den, the cub was able to get some fresh air before crawling back inside the den with his mom. (------------)