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It's a holiday homecoming for a local soldier who's been gone since April.
Along with his luggage, he also brought home the purple heart.
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And closing arguments get under way today in trial of sniper suspect Lee Malvo.
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A nice mild day today as clouds build back into the area ahead of the next approaching storm system. I'll have your forecast.

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Three American soldiers are injured in a bombing today in Saddam Hussein's hometown.
So far, Saddam's capture has done nothing to curb the violence in Iraq.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
No matter what Saddam Hussein may be telling his U-S captors, it's being taken with a grain of salt.
Meanwhile the violence in Iraq continues.
Jennifer Donelan is in Washington with the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Tikrit, Iraq;]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Maj. Cesar Castro/122nd Battalion;]
[SUPER=01-Gen. Richard Meyers/U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff;]
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(( ANOTHER EXPLOSION IN IRAQ THREE AMERICAN SOLDIERS WOUNDED. THE ROADSIDE BOMB SET OFF IN TIKRIT SADDAM HUSSEIN'S HOMETOWN AND FINAL HIDING PLACE. AS TROOPS WERE WHISKED AWAY ON STRETCHERS IT APPEARED THE CAPTURE OF THE OUSTED LEADER HAS DONE LITTLE, IF ANYTHING, TO STOP THE ONGOING VIOLENCE.
Sot - SERGEANT MAJOR CESAR CASTRO/122 BATTALION My commander and I expect more attacks like these.
AND JUST NORTH OF BAGHDAD BULLETHOLES WERE EVERY WHERE ONLY THIS TIME THE FALLEN WERE SADDAM LOYALISTS. U.S. TROOPS KILLED 11 GUERILLAS WHO TRIED TO AMBUSH THEM.
Sot - Gen. Richard Meyers/US JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF When you take a leader, a one time very powerful leader and find him hole in ground is signal you might be on the wrong team.
AND THAT FORMER LEADER...IS STILL BEING INTERROGATED...IT APPEARS SADDAM IS GIVING UP LITLLE INFORMATION. OFFICIALS DESCRIBING HIM AS SARCASTIC AND UNREPENTANT.

Nat sot


FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW, HIS SUPPORTERS TOOK TO THE STREETS. THEY SWARMED THE U.S. APPOINTED MAYOR-S OFFICE AND SET FIRE TO A TRAIN CARRYING SUPPLIES TO AMERICAN TROOPS .
Nat Sot - Arabic Television MANDATORY COURTESY: AL-ARABIYA TELEVISION
SPEAKING ON ARAB T-V, SADDAM-S DAUGHTER SAID SHE WANTS HER FATHER TO BE TREATED FAIRLY. SHE CLAIMS HE WAS SEDATED WHEN HE WAS TAKEN INTO U.S. CUSTODY. AND SHE WANTS HIM TRIED BY AN INTERNATIONAL COURT.... NOT BY IRAQIS, MANY WHO STILL CALL HIM THE BUTCHER OF BAGHDAD.
Standup - THE CAPTURE OF SADDAM HUSSEIN APPEARS TO BE HAVING A POSITIVE EFFECT ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. FRANCE, A LEADING OPPONENT OF THE WAR, HAS AGREED TO COOPERATE WITH THE U.S. IN REDUCING IRAQ-S FINANCIAL DEBTS. JENNIFER DONELAN, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON
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The family of a U-S soldier serving in Kuwait got just what they wanted for Christmas.
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Specialist Wesley Heims came home to a warm welcome at the Roanoke airport.
He hasn't seen his family since he left Franklin County with his National Guard unit in April.
He won his two-week trip home in a lottery drawing.
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((WESLEY HEIMS: OH THIS IS ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS ... SO THAT'S ALL I NEEDED.))
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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 by enemy fire in July.
The first thing he plans to do now that he's home is sleep.
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Closing arguments are scheduled this afternoon in Chesapeake in the trial of sniper suspect Lee Malvo.
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Yesterday, the prosecution presented witnesses to contradict the defense's claim that 18- year- old Malvo didn't know right from wrong.
A psychologist also testified that convicted sniper John Muhammad ``had a tremendous influence'' on Malvo, but didn't brainwash him as the defense has claimed.
Malvo's on trial for killing an F-B-I analyst.
He faces the death penalty if he's convicted.
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A six year old girl was assaulted at the Blacksburg Public Library.
The incident happened last Tuesday.
Library officials say a man lured the girl into an area out of the view of workers.
He then pulled down her pants and fondled her.
The girl was not injured.
Police are still searching for a suspect.
The library officials say they are increasing security and will post notices telling parents not to leave their children unattended.



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Virginia Tech is reminding employees with state issued credit cards, the cards are for travel only.
The reminder comes after a recent state audit showed several state employees are abusing the travel cards by charging things like massages, liquor and lingerie.
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Auditors say the worst offenders were employees at state universities, with Virginia Tech at the top of the list.
The University says it's handling the issue and is asking cardholders to pay their bills promptly.
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((LARRY HINCKER: WE WILL UNDER ADVISE AND GUIDANCE OF COUNCIL TAKE A LOOK AT THE EXPENDITURE THEMSELVES ON THE INDIVIDUAL CREDIT CARDS TO ENSURE THEY ARE INDEED FOR OFFICIAL TRAVEL ONLY.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=travel only.]
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Virginia hasn't lost any money because of the cards. Auditors say they haven't found any workers being re-imbursed for improper charges.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Roanoke City Council takes steps to prevent future zoning surprises.
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Plus a surprise drug raid that some say went too far has resulted in more federal lawsuits.
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A top cardinal at the Vatican says he believes Saddam Hussein should face trial for his crimes.
But he adds the Vatican is strongly opposed to the death penalty.
It's the first official comment by a Vatican official to Saddam's capture.
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Meanwhile, the Vatican is tightening security after reports that Israeli secret services warned of a probable attack in Italy against a major Christian symbol at Christmas.
Italy's been on heightened alert for terror attacks since a suicide bomber killed 19 Italians last month, in a strike against a military police headquarters in Iraq.
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The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit in the wake of last month's surprise drug raid at a South Carolina high school.
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The lawsuit is on behalf of 20 of the students who say they were terrorized by police and a drug- sniffing dog.
One of the students is 15- year- old Nate Smalls.
He says police had their guns drawn when they told him to get on the ground.
They searched through his wallet and other personal items.
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((NATE SMALLS/STUDENT: I WAS SCARED I THOUGHT OF COLUMBINE. I THOUGHT A STUDENT AT MY SCHOOL HAD A GUN. I THOUGHT TO GUN BUT I DIDN'T BECAUSE THOUGHT I WOULD GET SHOT...I JUST STAYED WHERE POLICE TOLD ME. ))
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[OUT Q=police told me.]
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The search came up empty handed-- no drugs, no weapons and no arrests were made.
Meanwhile, a police spokesman says he doesn't think the department over- reacted.
He says it made sure that the raid was conducted safely.
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A hunting rescue in Massachusetts turned into the rescue of a hunter, three firefighters, a policeman, and a police dog.
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It all started last night, as hunter Mike Hill became disoriented while hunting deer.
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((MIKE HILL, JR./HUNTER'S SON:HE SAID THAT HE WAS OUT THERE FOLLOWING A TRAIL OF A DEER AND HE GOT TURNED AROUND AND HE GOT LOST SO HE GOT PANIC STRUCK. ))
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[OUT Q=he got panic struck.]
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He found himself stuck waist deep in a swamp, and had to use his cellphone for help.
However, the help soon needed help themselves, because faulty directions and difficult terrain made the rescue attempt more dangerous than expected.
A U- S Coast Guard helicopter was called in to help, eventually removing the hunter and the rescue party from the swamp.
Hill, was air- lifted to a local hospital, but is expected to make a full recovery.
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Some say it's a prescription for trouble.
We're talking about methadone clinics and last night the city of Roanoke addressed the problem.
But as Justin McLeod tells us, some still believe what was passed is nowhere near a cure- all.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council; :13]
[SUPER=04-Last Month; :19]
[SUPER=01-Janet Crawford/Mental Health Association; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Perneller Wilson/Southern Christian Leadership Conference; 1:23]
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((((NAT SOUND OF THE VOTE))
In a joint appearance, Roanoke's planning commission and city council met to discuss the future of methadone clinics in Roanoke.
It is an issue that has city leaders on the defensive.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: BLAME WILL NOT KEEP THAT CLINIC OUT OF NORTHWEST ROANOKE.)) [Runs05]
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That clinic is expected to be located here on Hersberger Road near Cove Road in Roanoke.
Many neighbors oppose it and have been fighting to prevent it from ever opening.
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((EVELYN BETHEL/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I ASK EACH OF YOU, WOULD YOU WANT THIS TYPE OF CLINIC IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=your neighborhood]


In response, the city has rewritten the city code to restrict future clinics to General Commercial Districts which are basically retail areas.
This would affect outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinics that dispense and administer controlled substances.
That prompted some concerns from the mental health community which fears this could restrict primary care physicians or psychiatrists.
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[IN Q=Please be careful]

((JANET CRAWFORD/MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF ROANOKE VALLEY: PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH THE LANGUAGE THAT YOU ADOPT TO NOT UNINTENTIONALLY RESTRICT ACCESS TO SERVICES.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=access to services]


City leaders say that won't happen and agreed to re-visit the issue if it becomes a problem.
One thing this ordinance fails to address is the proposed Hersberger Road location.
The city says its hands are tied and can do very little to block it.
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[IN Q=If they can't do]

((PERNELLER WILSON/SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: IF THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT THAT MEANS ANYTHING CAN COME INTO THIS CITY AND THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.)) [Runs06]
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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference presented to council last night a petition that has over 1,000 signatures from people who oppose the clinic.
Right now, the proposed methadone clinic for Hersberger Road is waiting on a license from the state. The ordinance passed last night to restrict future clinics in Roanoke goes into effect immediately.))
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll see how the late night comedians are dealing with one of the biggest stories of the year.
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Deposed dictator Saddam Hussein may be feared and hated by millions, but he's also the butt of a lot of jokes.
Tracy Smith stayed up late to watch-- and laugh at-- their reactions to Saddam's capture.
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[SUPER=04-The Late Show - Worldwide Pants; :11]
[SUPER=04-The Late Late Show; :18]
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(JON: saddam hussein has been captured and i'm sure by now everybody knows that unless you were living in a hole)



(TRACK 1)

IT WAS LIKE THEY HIT THE COMIC MOTHER LODE.

(SOT LETTERMAN)
(DAVE: saddam hussein just gave himself up. hell, michael jackson put up more of a fight. )



(SOT KILBORN )(CRAIG: saddam hussein after he was captured got a full medical exam and treatment. how does it feel to k

now the butcher of baghdad got a flu shot before you?)

(TRACK 2 UNDER JON STEWART AT "BAD SANTA")

ALL NIGHT, ONE LAUGH AFTER ANOTHER.. AT SADDAM'S EXPENSE.

(SOT LETTERMAN )(DAVE: here's how they're trying to spin the capture of saddam hussein:

on sat us troops captured saddam hussein...or is it? (santa hat on saddam) bush arrested santa! paid for by howard dean 2004..)

(SOT LENO )
(no weapons of mass destruction in there heh heh heh )



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HE EVEN LOOKED FUNNY WHEN THEY FOUND HIM. AND... HE WAS IN A HOLE.

(SOT LENO )(he was captured in a hole under a farmhouse.. the iraqi version of "the simple life")



(SOT LETTERMAN )
(and the number one question asked by saddam when he was captured: will you go easy on me if i tell you where martha st

ewart is hiding? there you go.. 235615 )

SOT STANDUP
(TRACY: this isn't the first time saddam has been the butt of late night comedy: he's made david letterman's top ten li

sts since the last gulf war. but his capture has given his legacy an ironic turn: a man who caused millions of people so much pain now giving us all something to laugh about.)

(SOT STEWART )
(JON; doctors checked saddam for lice and pronounced him a member of the need-a-bath party.. heyoooo)



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IT MAY BE THE FINAL HUMILIATION FOR THE BUTCHER OF BAGHDAD, WHOSE REGIME IS ENDING NOT WITH A WHIMPER--BUT WITH A GAG.


(SOT KIMMEL)
(they got him, they captured rupert from survivor, there he is..)



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TRACY SMITH, CBS NEWS, NY.))

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 61 points. The NASDAQ has lost nine.

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Coming up in sports, the Eagles are tied in leading the pack in the N-F-C.
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And the Cavaliers are gearing up for their second appearance at the Continental Tire Bowl.
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Philadelphia has extended its winning streak after flying by the Dolphins.
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The Eagles got their ninth straight victory with last night's win over Miami. They set the tone when Donovan McNabb completed a 59-yard pass on the game's first play. That set up Brian Westbrook's 21-yard touchdown run just 71 seconds into the game.
The Dolphins later tied the game 24-to-24 on Ricky Williams' three-yard run in the third quarter.
But the Eagles broke away in the 4th to win it 34 to 27.
The 11-and-3 Eagles share the N-F-C lead with St. Louis. The Dolphins are 8-and-6, one game behind Denver for the final A-F-C play-off position.
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The Virginia Cavaliers are favored by three points for their December 27th Tire Bowl battle with Pittsburgh. Steve Mason says the Cavaliers needed some of those Continental snow tires for their bowl media day yesterday afternoon.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/21-17 Three Year Record at UVa; :37]
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For some reason - rock stars want to be sports stars and sports stars often want to entertainers, whether it be rappers, actors or singers. Here's a good example of why most of them should never quit their day jobs.
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