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More than 25- thousand bodies have been found in the aftermath of the earthquake in Iran and there have been more aftershocks today.
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And, a Roanoke County judge who was planning to retire decides to stay on the bench a while longer.
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Sun and clouds with mild temperatures this afternoon maybe some rain tonight. I'll have your forecast.
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Join us for News 7 at noon, straight ahead.

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((EVERYTHING WAS JUST ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE, IT WAS A TERRIBLE NIGHTMARE. SO MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE JUST ALL DEAD DOWN THERE.))
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But in the middle of the earthquake devastation in Iran, rescuers find a 12- year- old girl alive in the rubble of her family's home.

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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
So far, survivors have been few and far between.
Now rescue teams say it's unlikely any more will be found.
Meanwhile, Iran's supreme leader visited the earthquake ravaged city of Bam and pledged to re-build it.
Lisa Barron reports.
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(( Pkge: The current death toll stands at 25-thousand but some local doctors believe that will all the bodies in the rubble the number could be even higher.
nats.
There is a consensus thought that almost 72 hours after the initial devestation there is almost no chance of finding survivors.
nats
The search operation is effectively over and the focus is shifting to humanitarian assistance.
BRIDGE: International aid organizations say their biggest concern is the thousands that are homeless....especially women and children.

There aren't enough tents or shelter and the nightime air is freezing...the risk of disease is high and the availability of medicine limited.
More than twenty countries have extended a hand to this remote city...fighting to contain a natural disaster. Lisa Barron, CBS News, Bam,Iran.
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It was enough to rattle windows of buildings along the Tigris River.
But officials of the U-S led coalition in Iraq say they don't know the source of a large explosion heard earlier today.
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Meanwhile, an attack on a vehicle west of Baghdad has killed two Iraqi policemen and a British engineer.
Their four-wheel drive vehicle was riddled with bullets, and the windows were smashed in.
Coalition officials have made no comment yet about the incident.
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A suicide bombing yesterday killed the bomber, along with five Afghani security officials.
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Authorities say a terrorist suspect who had been detained set off explosive devices he had attached to his body.
The blast destroyed the car in which the men were sitting near Kabul's airport.
Officials say the incident coincides with a major debate going on in Kabul, regarding Afghanistan's constitution.


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In his first interview since formal charges were filed against him, Michael Jackson spoke exclusively with "60 Minutes."
When asked if he still thinks it's okay to sleep in the same bed with children, Jackson answered that there is nothing wrong with it.
Stacy Case has more from last night's interview.
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PKG: MANDATORY COURTESY: CBS News/60 Minutes.
TRACK: IT'S THE FIRST TIME WE'VE HEARD FROM MICHAEL JACKSON SINCE HE WAS FORMALLY CHARGED. ON 60 MINUTES, THE POP STAR TOLD ED BRADLEY HE'D SLIT HIS WRIST BEFORE HE'D HURT A CHILD.

SOT MICHAEL JACKSON

it's people with a dirty mind that think that way. i dont' think that way.
TRACK: LAST WEEK, AUTHORITIES CHARGED JACKSON WITH INAPPROPRIATE
BEHAVIOR WITH A CANCER PATIENT--- A YOUNG BOY WHO HAD STAYED AT HIS

NEVERLAND RANCH.

SOT:MICHAEL JACKSON

I've helped many many many children... thousands of children, cancer kids leukemia kids, this is one of many
TRACK: JACKSON TOLD BRADLEY THE BOY'S MOTHER INFLUENCED HIM TO MAKE UP THE STORY.

SOT: money is the root of all evil, the love of money. this is a sweet

child and to see him turn like this this is not him.. this is not him.
TRACK: THE PIVOTAL POINT IN THE INTERVIEW CAME WHEN BRADLEY REVISITED
THE ISSUE OF SLEEPING WITH CHILDREN--- SOMETHING JACKSON DEFENDED AGAIN.



SOT: BRADLEY QUESTION:

as we sit here today do youstill think it's okay to share your bed with children? JACKSON: of course, why not if you're going to be pedophile, jack the ripper a murderer.. it's not okay. that' i;'m not.
TRACK: ALREADY, ANALYSTS SAY THE INTERVIEW HURT JACKSON'S CASE.
SUPER: WENDY MURPHY/ CBS LEGAL ANALYST no juror who sits in judgment on this case is going to know a 45 year old man who regularly sleeps with 12 year old boys and thinks it's okay. this is bad pr for michael jackson
TRACK: JACKSON SHOWED BRADLEY PICTURES OF ALLEGED ABUSE HE SAYS HE SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF POLICE. HE SAYS AUTHORITIES DISLOCATED HIS
SHOULDER. ANALYSTS REMIND US--- JACKSON WAS ABLE TO LIFT HIS ARM AND

WAVE THE PEACE SIGN. PEACE, HOWEVER, SEEMS FAR AWAY FOR THE EMBATTLED POP STAR. STACY CASE CBS NEWS NEW YORK. ))

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The state Supreme Court has told Roanoke County District Court Judge George Harris, he does not have to retire after all.
Harris had previously planned to retire March 31st, but changed his mind.
The Supreme Court decided it would allow him to rescind his retirement.
The 66-year-old judge is the Roanoke Valley's first and only full-time black judge, and has been on the bench for 19 years.
Before he became a judge, Harris was active in Democratic party politics, and participated in the federal court fight to force desegregation in Roanoke schools.
His term is scheduled to expire in 2009.

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Some Alleghany County residents say they're drowning in frustration over their water system.
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More than 200 Valley Ridge Water customers have been forced to boil their water for more than a month now. Outside of paying their water bill, many customers are now purchasing bottled water on a regular basis. Customers were switched to a county well back in July. Shortly before Thanksgiving heavy rains contaminated the well and the water has been cloudy ever since. The Board of Supervisors is now considering extending its water line to try and remedy the problem.
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((TAMMY STEPHENSON/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: THE BOARD SEEMED RECEPTIVE TO THAT AND I HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH REVIEWING THE COSTS OF THAT, HOW WE CAN PAY FOR IT, WHAT A RATE WOULD BE TO FACTOR IN THE DEBT PAYMENT.))
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Stephenson expects the board to make a decision on the project within the next month.
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Coming up next on the newscast, some economic analysts are looking for good things for the new year.
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Plus we'll tell you why that may come too late for many families.
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If what many analysts believe holds true, the new year should see a strong economic turnaround. If that is the case, it could have an impact for American families and Presidential politics. Randall Pinston has more.
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((VO # 1) THE NEW YEAR IS SHAPING UP TO BE A BANNER YEAR FOR the

American economy. THE GROUND WORK FOR THE TURNAROUND, SAY ANALYSTS, CAME WITH THIS YEAR'S TAX CUTS AND LOW INTEREST RATES .

(SOT: ED YARDENI, INVESTMENT STRATEGIST, PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL ) The good

news for us is all this stimulus, which is about as much as we can expect from the government, is creating a self-sustaining economic expansion

(CLOSING BELL)
(VO #2) ON WALL STREET, BONUSES ARE BACK.. .SO ARE INVESTORS.



(SOT: TED WEISBERG/SEAPORT SECURITIES) The economy, number one,

continues to improve.. the hope is of course that corporate earnings will reflect that and also continue to improve."

(VO # 3) ONE SOLID COMEBACK INDICATOR: THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL

AVERAGE WHICH CLAWED ITS WAY BACK FROM A LOW OF 8-THOUSAND EARLIER IN THE YEAR...TO MORE THAN 10-THOUSAND .

(SOT: TED WEISBERG/SEAPORT SECURITIES) By any measure, investors have to

consider this a very good year.

(shopping)
(VO #4) Consumer spending is predicted to pick up after sluggish

holiday sales that only had some merchants smiling.

(SOT: GEORGE BOSLER/OWNER, CANDNES) I'm a happy man (smiles, laughs)...

sales have been good.

(VO #5) FOR 4 YEARS, WINESTORE OWNER GEORGE BOSLER HAS BEEN OUR

UNOFFICIAL BAROMETER OF CONSUMER CONFIDENCE.

(SOT: GEORGE BOSLER/ OWNER, CANDLELIGHT WINES) People are comfortable

spending and I feel positive about next year.

(VO #6) AN ATTITUDE SOME, BUT NOT ALL, HIS CUSTOMERS SHARE.



(sot MOS) drinking away the pain



(SOT: TAMARA IGEL) I'm feeling like the econmy is picking up.



(SOT: JUDY BERKOWITZ) I know a lot of people are unemployed, so I feel

it's still has a way to go here...

(VO #7) NO ONE KNOWS THAT BETTER THAN THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES..

WITH DEMOCRATS HOPING TO EXPLOIT ANEMIC JOBS GROWTH.. AND PRESIDENT BUSH HOPING THAT THE RECOVERY WILL , FINALLY, BOOST JOBS.

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he wants to get re-elected. He learned from his dad that you can win the war and still lose elections if the economy is not doing well.))

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The Economic Recovery has not been fast enough for some families.
Many two income families have carried heavy debt, which leaves them unprepared for the unexpected.
Anthony Mason introduces us to one such family.
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(((narr) Every check for 13-hundred dollars in rent reminded Alberto and Magda Rodriguez they had little to show for their hard earned money:

(sot Magda) "When for a few more hundred you can own your own house..
(Alberto) So we decided to buy our own house.. save our money"



(narr) With Magda working one full time job and Alberto two, this

middle class family of five made their American dream come true in New Jersey last October. But earlier this year, it all fell apart.

(sot Magda) "I lost my job.. so that's when everything started piling

up"

(narr) Without Magda's income, it was hard to make ends meet. They had

no savings and credit cards were maxed out. So to save their house..

(nat lawyer) "All that is reflected here (taps desk) on your bankruptcy

petition"

(narr) ... they filed for bankruptcy.



(sot Charles Juntikka/Bankruptcy Attorney) "Mister Rodriguez is a

typical case.. and he becomes more typical every year"

(narr) That's the painful reality for a growing number of middle class

families according to the authors of "The Two Income Trap". (endgrfx)

(sot Elizabeth Warren/author) "This year more children will live through

their parents bankruptcies than their parents divorces"

(narr) Co-author Elizabeth Warren says families are caught in a vicious

cycle: home prices in areas with good school districts have skyrocketted because people who want the best for their children keep bidding up prices. With two incomes, families can afford the higher costs. But losing one income can trigger a financial crisis.

(sot Warren) "It's not too many trips to the mall.. and too many dinners

out that's driving families into bankruptcy. It's mortgages, it's health insurandce, it's trying to provide for a family"

(Bridge) In fact over the past 25 years family bankruptcies are up a

whopping 4-hundred percent. Even with two incomes, middle class families can afford little beyond mortgage payments and the bare necessities.

(sot Warren) "By the end of this decade, one in seven children in

America will live in a household that has gone bankrupt"

(nat at office) (attny) "And now you can just concentrate on paying the

mortgage (Alberto) Yes sir.."

(narr) Life was turned upside down for the Rodriguez when they tried to

provide a good home for their children.

(sot Alberto) "You get your dream (magda) frustrating (alberto) you

don't want to lose it so you try as hard as you can not to lose it"

(narr) Bankruptcy will help them keep their dream. Now they're working

on getting the rest of their life back on track. Anthony Mason, CBS News, New York.))
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll tell you why it may take you longer the next time you go to the D-M-V.
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Plus, government officials say meat from the cow that tested positive for Mad Cow's disease was shipped to eight states.
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Federal health investigators say some of the meat from the cow in Washington State that tested positive for Mad Cow Disease was sent to retail markets in at least eight states and Guam.
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Officials say most of the recalled meat is likely to be in Washington and Oregon, with lesser amounts in California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Hawaii.
As a precaution, 10- thousand pounds of beef have been recalled.
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((DR. RON DEHAVEN/U.S.D.A. CHIEF VETERINARIAN: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO REALIZE WE'RE JUST AT THE BEGINNING OF OUR SIXTH DAY OF THIS INVESTIGATION, SO, AND THIS HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED AS AN EXPANSION OF THE RECALL. WE'RE STILL TALKING ABOUT THE SAME AMOUNT OF PRODUCT, BUT AS THAT INVESTIGATION CONTINUES AND WE GLEAN MORE INFORMATION, THAT'S WHY THE ADDITION OF THE ADDITIONAL STATES. ))
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Dehaven says that any recall actions are being taken out of an ``abundance of precaution'' and not because of any real risk to public safety.
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A new law goes into a effect at the D-M-V this week.
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Beginning January 1st, the state's new Legal Presence Law will require applicants for a driver's license or photo identification card to provide documents proving they are in the United States legally. The law will NOT affect renewals of valid driver's licenses, but it could increase wait times an average of five minutes. A D-M-V official say immigrants are likely to feel the most impact of the law.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 17 points. The NASDAQ has gained 51 points.

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Up next in sports, the Virginia Tech women's basketball team continues its winning streak.
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And Roanoke's Lee Suggs makes his second debut and helps keep the Bengals out of the playoffs.
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The 15th ranked Virginia Tech women took care of Furman yesterday afternoon in the Lady Luck Classic.
The Hokie women are now nine and oh.
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About 25 hundred fans showed up for this one on the holiday weekend.
Ieva Kublina scored a season high 25 points for Tech to move into 6th place for the Hokies all- time scoring list with 1 thousand 3 hundred 54 points.
Kerri Gardin would pass to Dawn Chriss for the layup, as Tech built a nine point halftime lead.
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Carrie Mason finishes things off with 2 points, as Bonnie Henrickson's team stays unbeaten with an 83 to 70 win.
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Tech will now face Wake Forest tonight for the championship.
William Fleming and R-U grad Charlene Curtis and her Deacs took out Holy Cross 85 to 56.

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The Virginia men tried to cap off a successful Wahoo weekend with a win in their ACC opener at NC State.
The road was a miserable place for Pete Gillen's crew last season, and UVa hadn't won a conference opener on the road since 19-95.
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The Pack came in having won 5 of the last 6 games against the Cavaliers.
Elton Brown led the Wahoos with 18 points, as Virginia jumped out front early.
Devin Smith tallied 14 points of his own, but Virginia committed 18 turnovers and the Pack capitalized.
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three- pointers.
Julius Hodge scored 23 points and the Wolfpack pulled away down the stretch to win it 86-69, handing Virginia its first loss of the season.
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Roanoke's Lee Suggs had his NFL coming- out party yesterday in Cincinnati, as the former Virginia Tech Hokie almost single- handedly destroyed the Bengals playoff hopes.
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Suggs rushed for 186 yards on 26 carries in his second NFL start.
His 78- yard run down the right sideline gave the 5 and 11 Browns a 13-7 lead at halftime.
In the second half, Suggs helped ice the 22-14 victory with this 25 yard scoring run.
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Afterwards, he put the moment in perspective, 7 months removed from a somber draft day.
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The AFC wildness was in full effect down in Houston where the Colts kicked their way to the AFC South title by slipping past the Texans.
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Peyton Manning and Indianapolis were in trouble in the fourth quarter, but Manning found Brandon Stokely in the endzone with just under 4 minutes left.
Mike Vanderjagt then took over, booting his NFL record 41st consecutive field goal.
The 43 yard field goal went
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through as time expired, and put Indianapolis over Houston 20 to 17.
The Colts host Denver next week in the wildcard game.
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