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Coming up on News 7-
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Libya admits is has weapons of mass destruction.
Some local students help children in Haiti this holiday season.
And a bad test rating prompts the maker of one popular truck to redesign its vehicle.
How it fared in new testing coming up.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Libya's leader admits his country has a weapons of mass destruction program... but it won't mean a showdown with the U-S.
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Surprise news this evening that the rogue nation has decided to abandon its search for weapons of mass destruction.
The White House says Libya's dramatic decision was influenced by the U-S-led war in Iraq and the recent capture of Saddam Hussein Jennifer Donelan has the latest.
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((9 MONTHS OF QUIET DIPLOMACY HAVE PAID OFF. Sot - Bush The leader of Libya publicly confirmed his committment to disclose and dismantle all WMD in his country. COLONEL MUAMMAR GADDAFI ADMITS TO TRYING TO DEVELOP SUCH WEAPONS, BUT PRESIDENT BUSH SAID THE WAR IN IRAQ AND THE EFFORTS TO STOP NORTH KOREA-S NUCLEAR PROGRAM SENT A CLEAR MESSAGE TO QUADAFI. LIBYA WILL NOW OPEN ITS DOORS TO WEAPONS INSPECTORS AND ABANDON IT'S ATTEMPT TO ACQUIRE UNCONVENTIONAL WEAPONS. Sot - Bush Because Libya has a troubled history with America and Britain, we will be vigilant in ensuring its government lives up to all of its responsibilites. PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR "BROKE" THE NEWS, SAYING QUADAFI APPROACHED BRITAIN AND THE U.S. AFTER LIBYA TOOK RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE 1998 BOMBING OF A PAN AM JET OVER LOCKERBIE SCOTLAND. MR BUSH SAID OLD HOSTILITES DO NOT NEED TO LIVE ON FOREVER. Sot BUSH- Colonel Gaddifi-s committment will make our country more safe and the world more peaceful. STANDUP: bush warns other countries to follow suit))

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Homeland security officials say there are no plans to raise the national terror alert level, despite sustained terrorist chatter.
Officials say they're still getting a lot of intelligence suggesting al-Qaida wants to strike U-S interests at home or overseas. But the information usually isn't specific.
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Meanwhile, the Arabic satellite channel Al-Jazeera today played parts of an audiotape said to contain the voice of Ayman al-Zawahri (uh-MEEN' al-zawl-HEHR'-ee), Al Qaida's second-in-command.
The speaker suggests his fighters are still targeting Americans at home, and also threatens countries that work with America.
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Meanwhile, the public got a look at the Freedom Tower today.
The Tower will rise from ground zero to a height of 1776 feet- the year the declaration of Independence was signed.

With its twisted suspension and giant spire, the architect says it combines elements of two New York Icons- the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty- the first thing he saw when he immigrated to America.
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((DANIEL LIBESKIND/ARCHITECT: IT WASN'T JUST A SCULPTURE, IT WASN'T JUST A WONDERFUL PIECE OF ART. IT WAS SOMETHING VERY MOVING TO ME. IT WAS THE WELCOME TO NEW YORK ON BEHALF OF THE WORLD.))
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When finished the Freedom Tower will be the world's tallest building- the cornerstone will be laid on the 3rd anniversary of 9-11 next year and the tower itself will be complete by 2009.
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A North Carolina man died in an accident in Patrick County this afternoon.
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It happened around five at the intersection of Routes 661 and 631.
State troopers say 70 year old Donald James Melvin of Sandy Ridge, North Carolina pulled into the path of a pickup truck.
He was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.
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Construction on Blacksburg's new parking garage is right on schedule, despite less than ideal weather over the last few weeks.
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Crews have been working through rain, snow and even ice to keep the new retail center and garage on track.
They are building 100-thousand square feet of office, retail and apartment space.
Workers will begin putting in the concrete for the parking garage in the next month.
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((MARC VERNIEL: IT'S BEEN A PROJECT THAT'S BEEN TALKED ABOUT FOR A LONG TIME. WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON PROVIDING PARKING DOWTOWN FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS. AND TO FINALLY SEE THE PROJECT GOING UP AND MAKING PROGRESS IT'S REAL REWARDING.))
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Work is also moving forward on the restoration of the Andrew Black House. That's the future home of the Blacksburg History Musuem.
Crews are almost finished with the foundation and officials will hire a restoration architect by January first.


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Blacksburg officials say it's better to be safe then sorry when it comes to the water system.
The town took a one-million gallon water tank off line this week because of a structural crack.
The 70-year old tank is in the Highland park subdivision. City leaders say a new 2-million gallon replacement tank was already in the plans for next summer.
Town officials say folks in the region shouldn't notice any change in their water supplies.

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It is the nation's top selling vehicle but is it safe?
Previous testing said no- but now Ford has redesigned two of its best selling vehicles.
Julie Vallese has more.
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(( FORD'S F-150 PICKUP TRUCK IS THE NATION'S TOP SELLING VEHICLE. AND NOW IT IS RATED BEST PICK FOR SAFETY BY THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY. It's gone from being the worst performer among large pickup trucks to the best. IN THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE F-150, THE OCCUPANT COMPARTMENT COLLAPSED BUT WITH THE NEW DESIGN... The compartment holds together extremely well in a crash. as a result, the dummy has low injury measures and all indicates a person in the new F-150 a series frontal crash could walk away unscathed. AND WHEN FORD REDESIGNED THE WINSTAR MINI-VAN, NOT ONLY DID IT GET RENAMED - NOW THE FREESTAR -- IT ALSO GOT A NEW RATING BY THE INSTITUTE. The Freestar gets a good rating and a best pick. Ford improved the structural design of the Freestar the compartment holds together much better during a crash, very little intrusion into the compartment. IN A STATEMENT FORD SAID: "FORD HAS BUILT A SOLID REPUTATION FOR BRINGING CUTTING-EDGE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY TO THESE TWO NEW The Institute usually tests vehicles by more than one manufacturer at a time. but In this case, Ford requested tests for just these two vehicles. The Institute does grant these kinds of requests but in doing so the manufacturer must pay for the cost of the vehicles. IN WASHINGTON I'M JULIE VALLESE. ))
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Death or life in prison?
The latest on the sentencing of convicted sniper Lee Malvo when News 7 returns.
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Plus they say they're tired of state budget cuts and tuition hikes.
Now Virginia college students take their fight directly to the state capitol.
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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as high school hoops heat up tonight around the valley. The Hardwood is cool at St. John's as Mike Jarvis is fired.
The St. John's from Minnesota is fired up about tomorrow's Stagg Bowl date with Mt. Undefeated.

That and much more tonight on the Big 7.))

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Jurors have gone home for the weekend in the sentencing phase for sniper 18 year old Lee Malvo-
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He's been convicted of two counts of capital murder. Now it's up to jurors to decide whether to recommend the death sentence or life in prison.
Today on the stand, wives, husbands, and daughters talked about their loss.
Jurors heard the 911 tape from the husband of the woman shot dead in front of a Home Depot.
Malvo looked down during testimony but showed no emotion.
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((IRA ROBBINS/AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR OF LAW: THEY MAY THINK WELL HE'S A JUVENILE, OR AT LEAST HE WAS 17 YEARS OLD DURING THE CRIME, LET'S CUT HIM SOME SLACK. LET'S SHOW HIM SOME MERCY.))
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Malvo's attorneys are arguing for life in prison with no parole.
Virginia is one of only six states that has executed a minor in the last 27 years.
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Virginia's youngest voters will soon be the state's youngest lobbyists.
A group of college students are trading in the classroom for the halls of the statehouse.
Meghan Muldoon has more.
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((SARAH GODLEWSKI/GEORGE MASON STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT: STUDENTS ARE DEFINITELY PAYING ATTENTION.)) [RUNS:03]
That is the message of Virginia21 a group created this year to galvanize the state's 18 -to 24-year-old voters.
They plan to lobby state lawmakers this winter.
Their main issue: more money for Virginia's colleges and universities.
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((BRANT SNYDER/VA TECH STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT: WE CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO STAND BY WHILE RICHMOND MAKES SHORT SIGHTED DECISIONS TO CUT FUNDING, GUT FINANCIAL AID, FIRE FACULTY AND ELIMINATE PROGRAMS.)) [RUNS:11]
To kick off their lobbying campaign, the group delivered a petition to Governor Warner signed by more than twelve-thousand college students.
Warner's new budget includes additional funding for higher education but these politically-savvy students say it is not enough.
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((JESSE FERGUSON/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VIRGINIA21: WHEN IT COMES TO FUNDING OUR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WE GET BEAT BY MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA AND WEST VIRGINIA IT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE AND ENDANGERS OUR FUTURE.)) [RUNS:15]
Organizers of Virginia21 say it is the first political advocacy group in the nation for the college-aged.
Their recent voter drive brought an additional three-thousand voters to the polls in November's lections, proving that they can be a loud voice in the political process.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond))

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Roanoke County's newly elected leaders were in court today.
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The County Investiture ceremony took place at the Roanoke County Court House this morning. Four county constitutional officers who were elected last month were sworn in. Supervisor Fuzzy Minnix thanked all in attendance for their support over the past 12 years as he prepares for retirement. Michael Wray will serve as his replacement in the Cave Spring District. Judge Robert Doherty said the leaders sworn in today may represent Roanoke County, but their decisions will affect residents across the valley.
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Leo says we're in for a chilly weekend, but are we done with the snow?
The forecast is still ahead on News 7.
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Plus some local French students hope to give kids in Haiti a Noel they'll never forget.
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Needy children in Haiti will soon have local high schoolers to thank for everything from food to clothing.
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Each year French students at Glenvar High school complete a humanitarian project. This year, French Club president Holly Sacra (SOCK-rah) decided they'd drum up donations for Three Angel's Children's Relief. The organization provides food, clothing and housing for abandoned children in Haiti.
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((VANESSA CARPENTER/THREE ANGELS CHILDREN'S RELIEF: IT WAS OVERWHELMING. I'VE NEVER HAD A FRENCH CLASS CALL ME BEFORE.
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((HOLLY SACRA/STUDENT: WE GOT A LOT OF STUFFED ANIMALS, BABY FORMULA, PEANUT BUTTER, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, GAMES, BALLS, SHEETS CLOTHES, BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT THEY NEEDED, WE GOT.))
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Sacra says the project was eye-opening and made her appreciate where she lives and all she has.
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High school hoops from Cave Spring, Fleming and Catholic, plus the final Stagg Bowl preps and a tough loss tonight for Beamer and Groh, but first tonight's Extra Point -
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St. John's boss Mike Jarvis was fired today after the team's 2 and 4 start to the season. Jarvis won 110 games, lost just 61 and took the Red Storm to three NCAA tournaments, plus won the NIT last year. Still, he is fired and replaced by assistant Kevin Clark.
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The high school hoop season revved up again tonight across the region as some teams got in their final games before the Christmas break. Not so, for Northside and Cave Spring - both will be the host schools for separate Holiday events next week.
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But tonight the County rivals hooked up in South Co. Northside's Ryan Pimlott with the kick back pass to big Aaron Simpkins - who spots up and buries the three pointer for the Vikes. Then from the other side of the arc - the point guard Keith Carter will launch one and hit nothing but net as Northside stays in control. Brian Thompson would slice in for the Knights and score on the interior, but Cave had to work for everything it got.
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And Northside made it look easy with some Mark Eubank's interior pass to Antawn Llamas. Northside beats Cave Spring 48 to 39.
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With the high school football season just wrapping up last weekend, William Fleming delayed its basketball season opener until tonight when it could get more than half of its team out of pads and into shorts.
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This marked the debut of Fleming head coach Mickey Hardy and he would have to deal with Salem's A.J. Dowell - who has been tough in the early part of this season. But Fleming's tailback and enforcer Dwayne Priest passes to Lamar Anderson. He will drops in the layin for the Colonels. Salem again - Curtis Peery bodies up inside for a tough two in the paint for the Spartans. But Priest would rally the Colonels into the lead in the first half.
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and Fleming beats Salem tonight 62-to-58.
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Downtown tonight at Roanoke Catholic the Celtics welcomed the Italian Junior National team to the star city tonight. Catholic is good, but the visitors were outstanding - Brian Sacchetti takes the steal and lays it up for the hoop and a fast Italy lead. Catholic's Cameron Johnson would try to settle his team down as he will turn Turner King's pass into a bucket for the Celtics. Luigi DaTome would give the fans an eyeful on the opposite end of the floor as he knocks in the jump shot to push Italy's lead to 16.
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Catholic's DeAngelo Robinson drives and scores on this move, but the Celtics lose tonight 109 to 70.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies went inside today to put the finishing touches on their bowl preparations.
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Frank Beamer put the Hokies through the paces in Rector Fieldhouse. Tech will practice one more time tomorrow morning, before departing for the desert on Sunday. Fifteen Tech seniors will play their final game against Cal, as will junior Kevin Jones.
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Jones almost played for Joe Paterno at Penn State and today the coaching icon held a newsconference to announce that he has no plans of quitting. Paterno is now 77. The Nittany Lions were a miserable 3 and 9 this past season.
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The man who represented Frank Beamer, Al Groh and many more of the nation's top college football coaches died today.
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Craig Kelly, the Columbia, South Carolina-based attorney and sports agent was just 56 years old. His wife says he was diagnosed with cancer less than three weeks ago. Kelly kept a very low-key approach and never made himself out to be bigger than his clients. Again, Craig Kelly was just 56 years old.
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The 31st Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl kicks-off tomorrow morning at 11 in what promises to be a chilly Salem Stadium.
Travis Wells introduces us to some of the key players in tomorrow's Mt. Union-St. John's showdown.
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((Saint John's receiver Blake Elliott is the Gagliardi Award winner as the best player in D3 football. But the senior could be slowed considerably in his final collegiate game by a sore hamstring.
Blake: John:
If there is a silver lining for the Johnnies, it's the fact that Elliott wasn't even the team's leading receiver in last week's semifinals. That honor went to running back Josh Nelson. Elliott's counterpart for Mount Union is 6 foot 4 inch Randell Knapp who has who has 16 TD receptions of his own this season. Knapp says this Purple Raiders team has found its niche in Mount Union football lore.
Randell: Travis:))
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An historic theater in Clifton Forge is getting a new owner.
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The Appalfolks Association of America gave the historic Stonewall Theater to Clifton Forge, citing a downturn in donations and rising expenses. The theater was built in 1905 as an Opry house, and the likes of Gene Autry, Burl Ives, and Roy Rogers and Trigger once performed there.
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((RAY ALLEN/APPALFOLKS OF AMERICA ASSOCIATION; THE TOWN WILL BE HERE AFTER I'M DEAD AND GONE, AND AFTER OUR CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS ARE DEAD AND GONE. HOPEFULLY EVERYTHING WILL BE HERE AND THE TOWN WILL CONTINUE TO OWN A VIRGINIA TREASURE THAT WE'VE TRIED FOR 13 YEARS TO SAVE AND RESTORE.))
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Continuing renovations on the building are expected to begin sometime next year. The town will apply for multiple grants to try to fund the renovations.
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A month of work at Roanoke's oldest fire station has paid off.
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