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Coming up on News 7-
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Reaction from leaders of the church whose bus was involved in a fatal accident today in Henry County. The nation's terror alert level goes up... this time a warning of a possible attack bigger than September Eleventh. And hundreds of Christmas carolers bring tidings of good cheer.
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News 7 is next.

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One person is dead and eight people are injured after an accident involving a church bus in Henry County.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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The accident happened around 2-thirty this afternoon on Route 57 west of Martinsville.
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State police say 21-year-old Telisa Ann Hunt of Henry crossed the center line into opposing traffic with her Nissan Sentra. The car then hit a Freedom Baptist Church bus travelling in the opposite direction. The bus then hit the guardrail, rolled over, and went down a 67-foot embankment before coming to rest. Eight people in the bus were injured, including the driver, 57 year old John Wasoski of Bassett. He is listed in critical condition. Police say he did all he could to avoid the accident. Wasoski and two other victims were flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and five were transported to Martinsville Memorial Hospital.
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[Terror-Alert]


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The U-S terror alert level has been raised to orange, the second highest level, amid concerns of a possible holiday terrorist attack. The homeland security secretary says clues point to an attack that's greater than any since September 11th. Drew Levinson has more.
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(LOCATOR: SAN FRANCISCO)

At San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge patrols have already been ramped up--it's the same around the country. Sunday the US raised it's national threat level from yellow to orange. The high alert comes after intelligence reports revealed a
n attack would quote---"rival or exceed" those of September 11th.

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge "al Qaeda's continued desire to carry out attacks against our homeland are perhaps greater now than at any point since Sept 11, 2001,'' Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge raised the alert after there was what he called a substantial increase in the volume of threat related chatter. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge this is a constant stream of reporting that al qaeda continues to consider using aircraft as a weapon.
(SEPTEMBER 11, 2001)

Planes were the weapons two years ago when terrorists targeted the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Now intelligence indicates that Osama Bin Laden's terrorist network is trying to find holes in aviation security both here and abroad. US airports, borders and ports are now beefing up security.
(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON REPORTING)

RIDGE IS STILL ENCOURAGING AMERICANS TO GO ON WITH THEIR HOLIDAY PLANS--AT THE SAME TIME HE WARNS TRAVELERS TO BE CAUTIOUS AND REPORTANY SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE OR PACKAGES. In New York--where the terror threat has remained at orange since the attacks--the mayor says his city has realocated resources to sensitive areas.
(SOT MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG/(R) NEW YORK)

182959 "WE HAVE TO ALWAYS ASSUME THAT WE WILL ALWAYS BE A TARGET AND IF WE DO THAT AND IF WE TAKE EXCESS PROCAUTIONS THAT JUST LESSENS THE LIKLIHOOD." US officials say there's no connection between last weekend's capture of Saddam Hussein and the heightened security alert--it is simply another measure to keep the nation safe. Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York.))


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Members of Freedom Baptist Church spent the day praying for those injured in the crash. Hundreds attended church tonight for a Christmas program. That's where Jennifer Wishon caught up with church leaders.
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Still to come on the newscast, it's a revolution in bartending, but will it lend you its ear while you drown your sorrows?
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and we'll take you to one church where some very special bells are ringing this holiday season.
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[Sports-Preview]

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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Hokies and the Hoos put on their bowling shoes. The Stagg will return to Salem for the next two years and the Express loses its second straight. Plus, Mike Price lands on his feet in Texas. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[Iraq-Latest]


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With fuel supplies at a critical low in Iraq, the destruction of hundreds of barrels comes as a loss.
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Flames devoured this two story building that housed 350 barrels of fuel. Since the fall of Saddam, half a million new cars have flooded the streets of Iraq, and daily power outages cause more fuel to be used for generators.
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Two civilians were killed today when a land mine exploded on a highway in Baghdad. It happened as a military convoy and Iraqi police vehicles drove by. U-S troops also killed three Iraqi policemen and wounded two others. The troops apparently mistook the policemen for bandits in an area where antiquities smugglers are active.
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[County-Fire]


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Fire heavily damaged a Roanoke County home today.
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The blaze broke out around ten this morning on Ballard Street. Officials say it started out as a chimney fire, but quickly spread throughout the home. Investigators say the man who lives alone in the house did not have a phone and tried to put the fire out himself. Someone close by, however, saw the smoke and dialed 9-1-1. Officials say the man was not hurt in the blaze. Estimated damage is 15-thousand dollars.
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[M'ville-Fire]


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Two people were hurt in an early morning fire that destroyed a home in Martinsville. 67 year old Oscar Stevens, Jr. and his wife were forced to jump from a window when their Liberty Street home caught fire. Stevens is said to have suffered second degree burns. His wife injured her arm in the fall. Both were transported to Virginia Baptist Hospital. Their son, however, managed to escape without injury.


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Fire damaged a home on Westover Avenue in Roanoke today.
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The fire started shortly before four o'clock in an upstairs bedroom. The blaze was contained to that room, but there was some water damage to the first floor. No one was hurt in the fire, and officials have not released a cause.
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[Brentwood]


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Washington's central mail processing center has been renamed in honor of two workers killed by anthrax laced letters.
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Hundreds gathered at the Brentwood postal facility as it was dedicated to Joseph Curseen Jr. and Thomas Morris Jr. Plaques in the lobby and employee entrance will read, "We are poorer for their loss, but richer for having been touched by these dedicated hardworking heroes." The postal facility underwent 130-million dollars worth of decontamination and renovation after it was shut down in October 2001. It re-opens to the public tomorrow.
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Up ahead on the newscast, a warm up is in store for the beginning of the holiday week, but will it last for Christmas?
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and what a way to ring in the holiday season. HUNDREDS of Christmas carolers hit the streets in Roanoke.
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[Science-Donation]


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The Kiwanis Foundation has awarded the Danville Science Center with an early holiday gift.
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The Center recently received 165- thousand dollars from the Foundation. The money will be used to support the butterfly station and help fund new visiting exhibits. It will also go towards creating a phone system between the existing center and a new space in the Southern Railway Administration Building. Director Jeff Liverman says the gift will help provide unique learning opportunities for southside's youth. The Danville Science Center is open seven days a week.
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[AMVETS-Gift]


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Some local Vets boxed up all the fixings for a holiday feast this morning.
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Members of the AM-VETS of Post 40 started boxing everything from turkey breasts to bananas at six this morning and by 8 o'clock 150 food baskets were ready to make someone's holiday meal. Each basket is filled with about 100- dollars worth of food and will be delivered to needy families across the Roanoke Valley. The group also remembered troops overseas who won't make it home for the holidays.
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((BILL ONDELL/AMVETS COMMANDER POST 40: WE SENT OVER CLOSE TO 400 PACKAGES TO THE TROOPS IN IRAQ AND THIS WAS DONE FROM OUR LADIES AUXILIARY. THEY ALSO SENT COUPONS OVERSEAS TO THE PX'S OVER THERE WHERE THEY DON'T GET THEM AND LAST YEAR THEY SENT OVER A MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF COUPONS TO THE BASES OVERSEAS.))
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The coupons can be used at Military Commissary Stores. All funds for the project were raised by the groups 450 members. Ondell estimates the organization puts 65- thousand dollars back into the community each year. Anyone who's actively serving in the military or has been honorably discharged is welcomed to join.
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[Church-Bells]


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Sounds of the season hang in the air in many places, but a Vinton church is generating a tune that's all its own.
As Jennifer Wishon reports, the sounds at Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church ring from half way around the world.
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((BELLS CHIMING))
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The ringing of church bells is not uncommon this time of year, but Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church rings one of a kind.
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((RINGING OF BELLS))
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Thrasher boasts the only real carillon in a church in the entire Roanoke Valley.
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((EARLE GOODWIN: WHEN THE CHURCH WAS BEING REMODELED TO CELEBRATE OUR 200TH ANNIVERSARY IT WAS DECIDED TO REPLACE THE ELECTRONIC CARILLON AND WE DECIDED, NO LET'S NOT DO THAT. LET'S LOOK TOWARD REAL BELLS.))
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24 real bells valued at 50- thousand dollars. Four church members traveled to Holland to witness the casting of the bronze bells and last year they were delivered to the church. All together the carillon weighs just under one ton ensuring that installation would be a challenge.
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: TWO VOLUNTEERS LIFTED ALL 24 BELLS FROM THE BALCONY UP THROUGH A HATCH. THEY THEN LIFTED THEM ANOTHER 30 FEET INTO THE BELL TOWER USING A CRANK.))
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The carillon is programed to sound five times a day, but the bells can also be played manually on a key board.
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((LUKE WILLIAMS: I FIRST OF ALL STARTED LISTENING TO MY MOM AND MY DAD PLAYING STUFF AND THEN I TRIED TO COPY THEM, BUT AT FIRST IT DIDN'T GO TOO WELL.))
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Didn't go well at first, but now the 8- year- old is on his way to mastering both the piano and the bells. 10- year- old Michael Boland also plays under Goodwin's instruction and thinks it's a good idea for anyone who's musically inclined.
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((MICHAEL BOLDEN: I JUST WANT THEM TO KNOW THAT IT'S A GREAT EXPERIENCE AND IF YOU'RE NOT DOING IT YOU SHOULD GO AHEAD AND TRY.))
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Church members should be able to try their hand at playing for centuries to come.
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((EARLE GOODWIN: THE LONGEVITY OF BELLS IS 400, 500 HUNDRED YEARS BELLS ARE STILL PLAYING... I LIKE THAT. I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL.))
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((NATS OF BELLS))
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Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Vinton.))

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Coming up, both Tech and Uva are in the final countdown to their respective bowl games, the Stagg Party will be back in Salem the next two years, the Tech ladies stay unbeaten, and the Express drops its second straight at home, but first tonight's extra point,
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Despite a reputation tarnished by a night of partying with a stripper, just months after being hired as football coach at Alabama, today Mike Price was hired as the new skipper at Texas-El Paso. Price vowed to be on his best behavior as he takes over a program that was 14 and 34 over the past four seasons.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies have arrived safely in Arizona to continue preparations for Friday night's Insight Bowl date with Cal.
Tech will workout tomorrow afternoon at Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale. Each Hokie is taking a serious look in the mirror before one of the more important bowl games in recent memory.
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The Hokies remain three point favorites for the 8pm kick-off on Friday night, December 26th.


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UVA will practice tomorrow in Charlotte in preparations for the Tire Bowl in Nascar's backyard. Oddly enough, Al Groh has a tie to racing and Patrick County native Tim Goad, the former North Carolina Tarheel football star.
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Goad has worked for the Wood Brothers and Ken Schrader's MB2 team in the past.

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The City of Salem hosted its 11th Stagg Bowl yesterday and now it can look ahead to next year's D3 championship. Earlier this year, the city was awarded a two year extension to host the game through 2005.
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The Washington Redskins fell to 5 and 10 on the season this afternoon as the Bears gave the Redskins defense fits all day long on a windy afternoon at Soldier Field.
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The Bears quarterback of the future, Rex Grossman tossed two touchdown passes, completing 19 of 32 for 219 yards.


Tim Hasselbeck matched Grossman with a couple of TD passes of his own including this one late to Laveraneus Coles. But Paul Edinger, who had missed two earlier field goals made one when it counted.
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This 45 yarder with 5 ticks left lifted the Bears over the Redskins 27-24.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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In Cleveland, the Ravens Jamal Lewis rushed for 205 yards against the Browns in a 35-zip romp. Lewis now just needs 48 yards next week to join the 2,000 yard rusher club.
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In Houston, Steve McNair hooked up with Drew Bennett on this 23 yard score with just 17 seconds left lifting the Titans over the Texans 27 to 24.
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The play of the day took place in Jacksonville. The Saints were down to their last hope when Aaron Brooks laid it up for Donte Stallworth. Stallworth shakes and bakes before lateraling to Michael Lewis, who then tossed it to Deuce McAllister. Jerome Pathon wound up with the pigskin and took it the rest of the way for the score, and the Saints were thinking overtime. But John Carney shanked the extra point and the Jags won it 20 to 19.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express lost its 2nd straight game at home today falling to the Greensboro Generals.
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Goaltender Jason Wolfe has been stout between the pipes for the Express of late. Starting his third straight game today, check out the nice save right here from Wolfe as he sacrifices his body to keep the puck out of the net.
But the 6-5 Wolfe struggled the rest of the day allowing 5 goals on 28 shots. Greensboro won it 5 to
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1, dropping Wolfe's record to 8 and 6 on the season.
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On the court this afternoon, the Virginia Tech women took care of JMU in Harrisonburg 60 to 53. Bonnie Henrickson's team used a 17-1 run midway thru the second half to put the Dukes away. Erin Gibson led Tech by scoring 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. It is the ninth double-double of her career.
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Bart Bellairs and the VMI Keydets had a little tougher time, losing at home to Saint Francis of Pennsylvania 66 to 62.

[Shotbot]


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Bartenders may be on the way out if one robot designer has his way.
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Shotbot is a new robot designed by a University of Florida student. It not only pours drinks, but also checks ID's beforehand.
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((YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PERSON CHECK IDS, IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO DO IT. YOU CAN ALWAYS HAVE MACHINES TAKE MONEY, COKE MACHINES DO IT EVERYDAY. THAT'S BEEN DONE))
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University professors say the Shotbot is the most advanced robot built for their machine intelligence lab. They also say Shotbot has such a great chance of success it could be seen in bars in the near future.
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[Church-Carolers]


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The East Gate Church of the Nazarene gave a holiday present to the community this evening.
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((GOOD TIDINGS FOR CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. MERRY CHRISTMAS!))
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More than 300 parisioners showed up for what is their second annual carolling event. They walked several blocks from 20th street through the Tinker Creek Apartments, and back to 24th street to the church. People of all ages took part -- the kids had a hay ride, and seniors rode a bus to each stopping point.
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