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Today on News 7 at 5, the state N-A-A-C-P says the Governor's tax plan discriminates against minorities.
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Also police in Blacksburg are investigating an assault of a six year old girl in a public library.
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Rapid weather changes for tomorrow include wind, rain and snow. Forecast details ahead.

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Also today, the President says more Americans can achieve the dream of homeownership.
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The case of an accused sniper is now in the hands of a jury.
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Plus a soldier who earned the purple heart makes his way back to his Roanoke Valley home. News 7 at 5 is next.
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((we've had meetings with this governor at least on three occasions and promises and the promises haven't been kept.))


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Virginia's N-double A- C- P says they are not seeing eye to eye with Governor Warner on a number of issues.
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The Executive Director of the Virginia state Conference N-double A -C-P is taking issue with Warner's tax reform plan and the hiring practices of his administration.
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Salim Khalfani today came out against the governor's plan to reform Virginia's tax code.
He says Warner's plan to increase the state sales tax will disproportionately hurt low-income Virginians.
Khalfani also says that Warner has done little to alleviate discrimination in state government.
He says he is specifically concerned about complaints against Virginia's Department of Social Services.
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((many of the employees are overwhelmingly African-Americans customer service but when it comes to management people with 25-30 years concrete ceiling over their head. :17))
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The governor's press secretary says Khalfani's analysis of Warner's tax plan is flawed.
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The Montgomery-Floyd Regional library is stepping up security following a recent assault on a child.
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Police say the alleged incident occurred LAST Tuesday afternoon at the Blacksburg branch. Officers say a six-year-old girl was in the children's area of the library, when a man lured her into the adult section and pulled down her pants. They say the man then touched the little girl's underwear, but the she did not have any injuries. Police are investigating the incident. In the meantime, library officials have taken their own steps to try to prevent anything like this from happening again.
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((MARSHA HERTEL/MONTGOMERY-FLOYD REGIONAL LIBRARY: THE FIRST THING THAT WE CAN IMPLEMENT IMMEDIATELY OF COURSE IS INCREASED STAFF ATTENTION, INCREASED STAFF VISIBILITY AND PUBLIC AWARENESS.))
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Police say the little girl's father was on a computer out of his daughter's sight, when the assault allegedly took place. Officers say the incident is a wake-up call to parents to always keep an eye on their children no matter where they are.
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It is the American Dream .. owning a home.
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Today President Bush signed legislation aimed at making it easier for low income families to become homeowners.
It is the American Dream Downpayment Act and it helps families that cannot afford the down payment for a house, but do have the money for monthly mortgage payments.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: ONE OF THE BIGGEST HURDLES TO HOME OWNERSHIP IS GETTING MONEY FOR A DOWN PAYMENT. THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS RECOGNIZED THAT AND SO TODAY I AM HONORED TO SIGN A LAW THAT WILL HELP MANY LOW INCOME BUYERS TO OVERCOME THAT HURDLE.))
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Through the bill low income families would receive an average of 5-thousand dollars from state and local governments to help cover down payment and closing costs on a first home.
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He wasn't crazy, he was just mean. That's how prosecutors described Lee Malvo in their closing arguments today.
The defense worked hard to convince the jury the accused sniper was legally insane.
As Stacy Case tells us, the young man's fate is now in the hands of a Chesapeake jury.
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President Bush says Saddam Hussein deserves to die, but his fate should be up to the Iraqi people. We'll have that story next.
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Plus we'll tell you why college students are more susceptible to the flu.
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As far as President Bush is concerned Saddam Hussein deserves the ultimate penalty, but he tells ABC's Diane Sawyer it will be up to the Iraqi people to decide whether he should be executed.
Meanwhile, as Teri Okita reports, the violence in Iraq continues.
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((As these soldiers patrolled Tikrit a roadside bomb stopped them in their tracks. They were targets of those still loyal to Saddam Hussein.
Violence and pro-Saddam sentiments are rife throughout Iraqs Sunni Triangle. Saddam Hussein they chant....and fire guns into the air. Earlier coalition forces hit back hard at an insurgent strike in Samara ...... killing 11 of their attackers and forcing the others to flee. GENERAL RICHARD MYERS, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF :When you take this leader who was at one time a very powerful leader in this region and find him in a hole in the ground that is a possible signal you maybe on the wrong team. TERI OKITA/CBS NEWS: HERE IN BAGHDAD...MANY IRAQIS ARE GLAD SADDAM IS IN CUSTODY....THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THE NEXT STEP....HOW HE'LL BE TRIED. The Iraqi....governing council will put Saddam though a fair trial. IT'S NOT CLEAR EXACTLY WHAT TYPE OF COURT SADDAM WILL FACE...BUT THE US. IS CLEAR ...... IT WILL BE ONE THAT STANDS UP TO INTENATIONAL SCRUTINY. Saddam remains in custody...his interrogators say he is both sarcastic and beligerant...and they are taking any information he offers with a grain of salt. Documents found on the former President have helped with some arrests. And the military scored another victory Tuesday with the arrest of a man they call a top fugitive. But until more of Saddam's supporters either give up or change sides....unrest and violence will be the order of the day for american troops. Teri Okita, CBS News.))

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Christmas came early for the family of one soldier from Franklin County serving in Iraq.
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Specialist Wesley Heims came home to hugs and kisses at the Roanoke airport.
He hasn't seen his family since he left with his National Guard unit in April.
He won his two-week trip home in a lottery drawing.
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((WESLEY HEIMS: I'M FEELING GREAT. THIS IS THE HAPPIEST I'VE BEEN IN A LONG TIME. IT'S GOOD TO BE HOME. AND I CAN'T WAIT TO GET SOME REST, TAKE A BIG HOT BATH. ))
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((DOLORAS HEIMS/MOTHER: LIKE LAST NIGHT MY YOUNGEST SAID MOMMY, WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS? I SAID MY PRESENT'S ON THAT PLANE TOMORROW. I SAID YOU JUST WAIT. BUT OUR PRESENT REALLY IS ON THAT PLANE. ))
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Heims is a junior at Emory and Henry College.
He got called up for duty in February, along with the other members of the 10-32nd transportation company in Rocky Mount.
He brought home a purple heart, which he received after being injured in an explosion in July.
After catching up with family, Heims says he plans to catch up on sleep.
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The Department of Motor Vehicles is hoping teenagers can steer their peers away from the habits that cause car wrecks.
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A dozen students from local high schools today participated in the Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety program. By learning about the factors that cause wrecks they hope to be able to communicate with others their age the importance of paying attention, obeying the speed limit and avoiding drinking and driving. One student from Rockbridge County High School was shocked by some of the statistics about teen fatals.
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((SHERYL WATKINS/SENIOR, ROCKBRIDGE CO. HIGH SCHOOL: YEAH, LIKE HOW MANY ACCIDENTS HAS HAPPENED. I'M REALLY SURPRISED. IT'S AWFUL. WE NEED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE SO I'M TRYING TO DO IT.))
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178-teens died on Virginia roads last year. The program is a joint venture between the DMV and Ferrum College.
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We have all heard the warnings lately about how the elderly and the very young are susceptible to the flu.
Now doctors are warning another group is vulnerable. The lifestyles of some college students make them more likely to get sick.
Brianna Keilar has more.
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((AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY FINALS ARE IN FULL SWING:
SOT KATIE: I kinda just want to cry (laughs)


BETWEEN THE THREE OF THEM KATIE, SHASTA, AND MARY ELYSE HAVE EIGHT FINALS THIS WEEK. THE LATE NIGHTS OF STUDYING ARE WEARING THE GIRLS DOWN. SHASTA IS JUST STARTING TO GET A COLD KATIE KICKED HERS LAST WEEK. AND MARY ELYSE:

) SOT: so youre just getting over being sick (coughs)


STILL ISNT SOUNDING SO HOT.
STAND-UP: As students pull late nights theyre more likely to get sick. Doctors say with flu season hitting early this year they could have more than exams and essays to worry about esp. when theyre in tight living quarters like dorms 36
TRAK 2: THAT FACT HIT THE HARDEST AT WORCESTER (WUSS-TER) STATE COLLEGE IN MASSACHUSETTS WHEN LAST WEEK A FRESHMAN NAMED JEFFREY DONAHUE DIED FROM THE FLU.
GRAPHIC: DR. JOHN MCKNIGHT, ST. LUKES-ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL, MANHATTAN the strains going around this year are more virulent than other years.
DOCTORS SAY ERRATIC SLEEPING AND EATING . COMBINED WITH CLOSE QUARTERS AND THE STRESS OF FINALS CAN BE A RECIPE FOR THE FLU.

SOT SHASTA: Ill probably go to bed at 4:30 get up at 7 go to my final


TRAK 3: NOT A GOOD IDEA SAYS DOCTOR JOHN MCKNIGHT.
DURING FINALS -SLEEP 7-8 HOURS NIGHTLY -EAT WELL AND REGULARLY -TAKE BREAKS
HE RECOMMENDS 7 TO 8 HOURS OF SHUT EYE. AND IF THATS ABSOLUTELY NOT POSSIBLE MAKE SURE YOU TAG THE OTHER BASES LIKE BALANCED AND REGULAR MEALS INSTEAD OF JUST STUDY SNACKS. AND FINALLY GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK: A LITTLE TIME AWAY FROM THE BOOKS IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED.
BK CBS NEWS NEWS YORK.)

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Still to come on the newscast, the Roanoke Express wants to keep a winning streak alive.
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[VO] Plus a security camera catches an unlikely gate crasher in a Washington subway.
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Still to come on the newscast, the Dow Jones reaches its highest level of the year.
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Then a little bit later, we'll tell you why people are flying to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
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Good evening everybody. Let's get this edition of the Ticker started on the women's hardwood in Blacksburg. The Virginia Tech women made another big jump in the national polls today.
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Bonnie Henrickson's club is ranked 17th in the new Associated Press writer's poll and 16th in the new coaches' poll that is out this afternoon. Tech is 7-and-0 and while the team is very balanced - it's still guard's world and sophomore point guard Carrie Mason continues to play like it.
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The Hokies return to action on Sunday after at two at JMU. Speaking of JMU - for the first time in 20 years the JMU men's team is playing UVa tonight. That game tips-off at 7pm at University Hall Pete Gillen's club is 5-and-0.

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The Roanoke Express faces Columbia this Friday night on the road.
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The Express is riding a three game winning streak and defense has been the key. Roanoke has given up just two goals in the last three games.
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Several Express players will sign autographs and meet with fans tomorrow at the Express booster club blood drive at the downtown American Red Cross from two to four PM. D-3 football news at the top of the hour. Take care everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones index posted a triple-digit gain as investors drew inspiration from a series of upbeat economic reports.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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[Stock Roll] STOCKS FINISHED MIXED AS INVESTORS SIFTED THROUGH AN AVALANCHE OF KEY ECONOMIC REPORTS
DOW BOLTED 106 POINTS HIGHER
THE NASDAQ
THE LARGEST PENSIONI FUND IN THE COUNTRY IS SUING THE WORLD'S LARGEST STOCK MARKET FOR ILLEGAL TRADING... CALIFORNIA'S PENSION FUND, CALPERS IS SUING THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND SEVEN SPECIALIST FIRMS ALLEGING THEY DEFRAUDED INVESTORS. CalPers alleges "the NYSE looked the other way AND ALLOWED THE ILLEGAL TRADING PRACTICES TO CONTINUE. THE SUIT SEEKS CLASS ACTION STATUS.. THE NYSE DECLINED COMMENT ON THE LAWSUIT.
ORACLE IS SEEING GREEN THIS CHRISTMAS.. THE SOFTWARE MAKER SAYS EARNINGS JUMPED 15 PERCENT LAST QUARTER.. BEATING WALL STREET ESTIMATES.. 5/8 THE HOUSING MARKET CONTINUES TO BE RED HOT... NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION HIT A 20 YEAR HIGH LAST MONTH AS CONTRACTORS BROKE GROUND ON OVER TWO MILLION HOMES.NEAR RECORD LOW MORTGAGE RATES CONTINUE TO DRIVE GROWTH IN THE HOUSING MARKET.
IT WON'T BE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AT PIER 1.. THE RETAILER WARNS THAT DECEMBER TRAFFIC AS BEEN WEAK AND TAT SALES THIS MONTH WILL LIKELY FALL NEARLY 5 PERCENT.
FOR MORE HEAD TO CBS.MW.COM I'M AC.

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It was 100 years ago tomorrow that the Wright Brothers made their first flight.
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Tomorrow that flight will be re-enacted.
Today final preparations are under way for the event.
The authentic reproduction of the 1903 Wright Flyer was rolled out this morning.
At 10:35 tomorrow morning thousands are expected to watch the re-enactment.
The Wright Brothers first powered flight lasted 12 seconds, travelling 120 feet.
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Subway police in the nation's capital had to deal with a fare jumper earlier this month. That would not be too unusual except
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this one was not just trying to save a buck. It was a buck. Not really, but close enough. A wild deer jumped the gates at a station in the Addison Road station.
Security cameras show the deer walking around, running down the escalator and then darting down a platform past a waiting train.
He jumped on the tracks, but fortunately avoided the electrified third rail.
When last seen he made his way out of the station and headed off into the woods.
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