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Coming up on News 7-
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The busiest travel day of the year lives up to its name, keeping highway patrol busy as well. Some oldies but goodies top the list of this year's hottest toys. And something old, something new, and something barbecued?
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Plus UVA goes back to Charlotte, and the Hokies are headed west. News 7 is next.

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It's traditionally the busiest travel day of the year, causing backups on roads across the nation
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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Interstate 81 was busy today as holiday travelers made their way home. But a number of minor accidents made many trips longer.
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Around 3 o'clock, a seven car pile-up slowed traffic in the northbound lanes near mile marker 135. State police say that's when a tractor trailer carrying 78- thousand pounds of grapes approached the traffic driving too fast. To avoid hitting any vehicles the driver, 31- year- old Balbir Singh Mattu swerved onto the median and crashed into an embankment. Mattu was not injured in the crash, but was charged with reckless driving. Police say holiday traffic along the Interstate increases every year.
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((GARY CHAFIN/STATE POLICE TROOPER: USUALLY AFTER 2:00 PM ON EVERY WEEKEND, BUT ESPECIALLY ON HOLIDAYS, THE LAST DAY, EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE THE FIRST ONE TO GET HOME AND YOU HAVE THESE THINGS HAPPEN. SOME OF THESE WRECKS OCCUR FROM A WRECK ALREADY BEING OUT HERE AND THEN YOU HAVE PEOPLE RUBBERNECKING, TRYING TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON, AND WE'VE HAD TWO OR THREE OUT HERE TONIGHT LIKE THAT.))
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Around 5 o'clock, south- bound traffic on the Interstate was backed up for more than 15 miles in Roanoke County. State police troopers will be working overtime tonight to patrol heavily traveled roads.
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The Transportation Safety Administration calls it "The Great Return" -- where millions are on the road, heading home from Thanksgiving trips on the busiest travel day of the year. Joie Chen has more on 40 million American's trek home.
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((BY TRAIN-- PLANES-- AND AUTOMOBILES... AMERICANS WERE ON THE MOVE. 36-MILLION BY CAR. 110-THOUSAND ON AMTRAK. MORE THAN 2-MILLION BY AIR... BACK TO PRE-9-11 LEVELS
i was expecting this to be a nightmare
A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE. LIKE KRISTEN GOMEZ-- WHO GOT HER FAMILY TO REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT... EARLY.
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we came here six hours early...
SIX HOURS? THEY NEEDN'T HAVE BOTHERED. FROM NEW YORK-- good, we have no complaints-- TO ATLANTA- it's been smooth sailing since we got here.
THE HOLIDAY NIGHTMARE THAT COULD HAVE BEEN... WASN'T. GOOD WEATHER EVERYWHERE EXCEPT SAN FRANCISCO KEPT DELAYS TO A MINIMUM... AND AIRPORT SECURITY DID ITS PART TO KEEP THINGS MOVING TOO. (BRIDGE)
TRANSPORTATION SECURITY OFFICIALS ADMIT THEY LEARNED FROM LAST YEAR'S EXPERIENCE... AND ARE BETTER TRAINED... BETTER PREPARED FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. BUT... THEY ADD QUICKLY... PASSENGERS HAVE LEARNED A LOT TOO.
TRAVELLERS HAVE LEARNED TO ARRIVE EARLY-- TAKE THEIR SHOES OFF EARLY... THE SORTS OF THINGS THAT LED TO BOTTLENECK
S IN THE PAST. (SOT: GALE ROSSIDES/TRANSPORTATION SECURITY AUTHORITY)


the lines are much longer at starbucks than they are to go through the checkpoints.
OF COURSE-- THE HOLIDAY ISN'T QUITE OVER YET-- AND NEITHER IS THE TRAVEL. JC CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))

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Halifax County authorities are investigating a robbery and murder at a convenience store last night. Deputies say a man entered Robert's Quick Stop on Highway 40 around 10 o'clock, and shot and killed the manager, 72 year old Lowell Albert Waller of Nathalie. Waller was shot once in the abdomen with a large caliber handgun. An undetermined amount of cash was taken in the robbery. Witnesses say the suspect was wearing a dark hooded jacket and blue jeans, and parked across the highway from the store. Authorities are asking anyone with information on the crime to call the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

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U-S troops repelled attacks in the city of Samarra, killing 46 Iraqis, and wounding and capturing several others.
Five American soldiers and a civilian were hurt. Lisa Barron has more from Baghdad.
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((It was a deadly weekend in Iraq...for insurgents and America's allies. U-S military commanders say they repelled numerous attacks and killed more than 3 dozen Iraqis fighters in the northern city of Samarra. Earlier on Sunday, TWO SOUTH KOREAN ELECTRICIANS were killedjust A DAY AFTER INSURGENTS AMBUSHED A COLOMBIAN CONTRACTOR, TWO JAPANESE DIPLOMATS, AND SEVEN SPANISH INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS. US MILITARY OFFICIALS Say THE ATTACKERS ARE TRYING TO UNDERMINE THE COALITIONS' EFFORTS TO REBUILD IRAQ -- and VOW NOT TO BE INTIMIDATED.
SOT BRIGADIER GENERAL MARK KIMMITT/US ARMY " We have said for the last couple of weeks that we see the enemy starting t

o attack soft targets, Iraqi targets rather than military targets. He is attempting to intimidate the people of Iraq, and he is attempting to try to break the will of the Coalition. He will be unsuccessful in both." THE DEATHS ROUND OFF THE BLOODIEST MONTH FOR THE OCCUPYING FORCES SINCE THE US LED INVASION IN MARCH . TWO U.S SOLDIERS WERE ALSO KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND, ATTACKED WITH ROCKET PROPELLED GRENADES NEAR THE SYRIAN BORDER. 77 AMERICAN TROOPS WERE KILLED IN ACTION IN NOVEMBER ALONE-- OUT OF 188 US SOLDIERS WHO HAVE DIED IN COMBAT SINCE MAY 1, WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH DECLARED MAJOR COMBAT OPERATIONS OVER. In addition, SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS FROM ABOUT A DOZEN ALLIED NATIONS HAVE ALSO NOW BEEN KILLED IN IRAQ. Those ATTACKS ARE BOUND TO RAISE QUESTIONS AMONG WASHINGTON'S SUPPORTERS -- AND SPARK RENEWED CONTROVERSY IN THE COUNTRIES THAT ARE STANDING BY AMERICA IN IRAQ. Lisa Barron, CBS News Baghdad))


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Still to come on the newscast, prices at the National D-Day Memorial are changing, but some could end up paying more...
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and is this taking love... of football too far? Why this couple said "I do" just feet away from thousands of screaming fans.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Mike Vick returns to the Falcons lineup. Tech and Uva make travel plans for the holiday season and there's no place like home for the Dazzle. All that a

nd more on the way in sports.))[Classic-Toys]


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The first weekend of the official holiday shopping season has come to an end. Jennifer Wishon joined shoppers today at Target and discovered that new isn't always better.
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((Holiday shopping is off to a running start. And so far retailers haven't been disappointed.
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((WE'RE ABOVE ESTIMATES OF WHERE WE ESTIMATED OURSELVES TO BE AND WE HAVEN'T SEEN A SLOW DOWN SO FAR.))
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Between Thanksgiving and Christmas toy sales nearly triple. This year manufacturers went back to the future.
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: AS PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS SHOP THE TOY ISLE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON THEY'RE LIKELY TO RUN INTO A FEW BLASTS FROM THE PAST.))
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Care Bears, Transformers and GI Joe are just a few of the classic toys that have, so far, proven to be big sellers this year.
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((I THINK IT'S JUST THE INNER CHILD IN ALL OF US. ALL OF US GREW UP WATCHING SCOBY DOO AND THE MUPPETS AND YOU COME SHOPPING FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND YOU SAY LOOK AT THAT. THAT REMINDS ME OF MY CHILDHOOD AND BUY IT FOR YOUR CHILD TO KIND OF RECAPTURE THAT PART OF YOUR YOUTH.))
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Board games, perhaps once considered pre- historic by some generations, are also flying off the shelves. Game manufacturers are playing on the year's retro theme and using packaging that looks, well, old. Even toys like Barbie and Hello Kitty that sell well year after year haven't changed, manufacturers have simply added a few perks.
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((LET'S PLAY TOGETHER.)) Still, for children like Garth Bowler, the gizmos of today are what's fascinating and fun.
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((GARTH BOWLER: VIDEO GAMES ARE MY FAVORITE THING.))
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Nintendo has come out with a smaller and more sophisticated version of the popular Game Boy, but in keeping with the season - game cartridges of yesteryear still apply. So for now, what's old is new again and that has retailers ringing in what they hope will continue to be a profitable season. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))

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A change in policy at the National D-Day Memorial will mean a change for visitors when they arrive at the gate.
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The foundation will charge five dollars for admission for adults and three dollars for children ages six to 16. There will be no charge for children under six. The new fees are effective January second. Until then, the Bedford memorial's old fee policy of ten dollars per vehicle will remain in effect. Foundation officials say many visitors reported they are more accustomed to paying an admission rather than a parking fee.
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Still to come on the newscast, the shopping season is on, but Christmas tree growers say the best is yet to come,
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and lions, tigers, and bears have landed in the nation's capital. We'll have that story coming up next.
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Christmas tree growers are hoping the buying spirit of consumers will spill over to decorating.
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Tree growers call the Thanksgiving holiday a transitional one and expect business to take root next weekend. The owner of Plant Systems Landscaping has been selling trees for 15 years. He started out growing White Pines, but soon discovered a larger market for Frashier Firs.
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((KIRK MCGUIRE/PLANT SYSTEMS LANDSCAPING OWNER: THE BRANCHING IS MUCH BETTER FOR HOLDING ORNAMENTS, THE NEEDLE RETENTION IS VERY GOOD ON THEM AND IT'S FRAGRANCE, A WHOLE LOT OF REASONS WHY PEOPLE LIKE THEM.))
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It takes seven to ten years for growers to yield a tree crop. McGuire says it's too soon to know if new fire code regulations at nursing homes and apartments will affect tree sales.
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The Smithsonian is legendary for its displays of antiquities and natural history. Now with a new display, the museum is bringing one exhibit to life. Bob Orr has more from Washington.
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((A very satisfied leopard hangs from a tree limb with his kill...two lions fight over a water buffalo...chipmunks seem to carry on a conversation. The animals may be stuffed...but they're meant to look as realistic as possible. A breakthrough, says the Smithsonian ...about it's spanking new mammal exhibit.
SOT: LARRY SMALL (SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION)

YOU CAN GO IN AND TOUCH A POLAR BEAR PAW, TOUCH A BROWN BEAR PAW, YOU CAN FEEL WHAT WALRUS BLUBBER IS LIKE." NARR: A 20 milliion dollar donation brought the hall to life. And introduces visitors to a big surprise.
SOT: (SULLIVAN) "MORGIE'S GOING TO BE A GREAT SHOCK TO PEOPLE"

NARR: Morgie...short for "morganucodon oehleri" lived 210 million years ago at the time of the dinosaurs.
(vo animation) She died out...but passed along her DNA to billions of descendents...including humans.
(SOT: FROM THE MOVIE) "WE MAMMALS ALL EVOLVED FROM A CREATURE VERYMUCH LIKE HER. YOU, ME, AND MY GOOD FRIEND HARRY HERE

" ( animation shows a chimp next to Morgie) NARR: Most of the visitors have never heard of Morgie.
SOT: "DO YOU FEEL YOU ARE ATTACHED TO MORGIE KNOWING THAT HE IS YOUR DISTANT RELATIVE?

A: I EXPECT TO SEND HIM A CHRISTMAS CARD."
SOT: I WOULDN'T REALLY EXPECT THAT I WAS RELATED TO A MOUSE.

NARR: The Smithsonian wants the exhibit to be surprising....especially for the littlest visitors.
SOT: ROBERT SULLIVAN (vo kids) KIDS LOVE TO BRING THEIR BODIES TO THESE KINDS OF EXPERIENCES. THEY LIKE TO PULL THINGS,

TOUCH THINGS, JUMP ON THINGS, CRAWL UNDER THINGS. (ON CAM) AS A PARENT THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN TRYING TO GET A KID TO STAND STILL AND JUST LOOK. WELL THEY DON'T HAVE TO JUST LOOK HERE. THEY CAN REALLY GET INVOLVED."
SOT: (PARENT) "IT'S WONDERFUL THAT THEY'VE INVOLVED ALL THE DIFFERENT SPACES LIKE THE FLOORS SO THAT LITTLE PEOPLE LIKE

THIS ONE, HE CAN SEE ALL AROUND HIM." NARR: Of course the Smithsonian hopes the children will also learn about wildlife...and survival.
SOT: GIRL SCOUT "IF THEY DON'T CHANGE AND THEIR HABITAT CHANGES, THEY'LL JUST DIE OUT."

NARR: The 270 animals take you around the world. Not as good as seeing them in person, perhaps. But this is certainly not your grandfather's typical mammal exhibit. Bob Orr, CBS News, Washington.))


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Coming up Tech and UVA find out their post season destinations, a busy Sunday in the NFL, and the Dazzle wins its home opener, but first tonight's extra point,
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Annika Sorenstam won 225 thousand dollars this weekend in the otherwise all male Skins game. Freddy Couples won the event taking all but 25 thousand dollars of his 605 thousand dollar total prize on Sunday. Couples won 8 skins, including 7 today. It's his 4th Skins game title.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies have fallen out of the college football polls for the first time in 85 weeks. Today the Hokies accepted a bid to play in the 15th Insight Bowl on December 26th in Phoenix. The contest at Bank One Ballpark will pit Tech against a team from the PAC-10, likely the Cal Bears.
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The Insight will be Tech's first ever game in Arizona and Tech's 11th consecutive trip to a postseason bowl game.


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The Virginia Cavaliers will don their bowling shoes in the Queen City of Charlotte for the second straight year. The Wahoos draw Pittsburgh in the Continental Tire Bowl on December 27th at 11am. The game will be a homecoming for Alvin Pearman and Chris Canty.
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The game could take on an interesting subplot. Panthers Head Coach Walt Harris has been mentioned as a front runner to replace Frank Solich at Nebraska.
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The Washington Redskins watched another game slip thru their fingertips today at home as the Skins fell to 4 and 8.
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The Saints were in town and that was good news for Chad Morton who got cut by New Orleans in the offseason.
Morton repaid his former team with this a 94 yard kickoff return in the first half that put the Skins on top 14 to 10.
But down the stretch, Aaron Brooks, the former UVA quarterback rallied the Saints, first with this 3 yard TD scamper, and then later with a 15 yard scoring toss to Boo Williams. Deuce McAllister rushed for 165 yards on 30 carries.
The Saints won it 24-20.
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Washington has lost three straight and 7 of their last 8.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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In Houston, Michael Vick returned to the field for the Falcons. His season debut was a minor success. Vick went 8 of 11 for 60 yards, and rushed for another 16 yards, but it wasn't enough for the Falcoms to beat the Texans who won it 17-13. Atlanta has now lost 3 in a row and 10 of 11.
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Elsewhere, the Panthers missed a chance to clinch their division. That's because Donovan McNabb and the Eagles are the hottest team in the NFC. Philly has now won 7 straight and 8 of nine after taking out Carolina 25 to 16.
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And in the AFC, Tom Brady went wild against the Colts 'd'. Brady threw for 236 yards and a pair of scores. The Pats defense stood up Edgerrin James on four straight plays at the goal line late in the game preserving a 38-34 win over Peyton Manning and Indy.
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The Roanoke Dazzle played its home opener this afternoon against Fayetteville at the Civic Center and stayed unbeaten at three and oh.
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The Daz was all over the Patriots from the jump in this one.
Mikki Moore and Geoff Owens play the two man game down the lane. Owens likes the jam sandwich and throws down the deuce with some authority.
Then it's Moore's turn. Mikki faces up and puts in the running finger roll. He led the Dazzle with a game high 25 points.
More Moore. How about the fadeaway from the corner for 2 as the Dazzle started to pull away.
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George Williams then finished things off underneath. Roanoke won it big 98 to 75.
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[Tailgate-Wedding]


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While rival football teams were battling yesterday, one couple was tailgating -- and getting married.
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((I NOW PROUNOUNCE YOU MAN AND WIFE. CHEERING CROWD.))
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Mona Stewart and Bill Ward tied the knot underneath a blue canopy decorated in Florida Gators colors at their usual tailgating spot behind the university bookstore. Both donned their blue and orange colors like they do every game day.
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((WE'RE SUCH BIG GATOR FANS, WE COULDN'T IMAGINE IT ANY OTHER WAY REALLY.))
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But their nuptuals couln't save their team -- the Gators lost to Florida State 38 to 34.
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