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Up next on News 7--

A local real estate company has merged with another company.
We'll have details.
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And, it's another day of conflicting reports regarding Yasser Arafat.
Some say the Palestinian leader has died-- while others say he has only hours to live.
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Sunshine continues across the region with chilly temperatures. Will it continue. I'll have your forecast
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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One of western Virginia's leading real estate companies is merging with one of the nation's largest.
Today, Boone and Company Realtors announced it is joining forces with Long and Foster Real Estate.
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Officials from both companies briefed Boone and Company agents and employees this morning at the Roanoke Country Club.
Following today's announcement, and the July merger with Owens and Company, Long and Foster will hold a 40 percent share of the local real estate market.
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Long and Foster is based in Fairfax and operates in seven midatlantic states. It is Virginia's largest real estate company and the largest privately owned real estate broker in the nation.
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An early report that Yasser Arafat had died today was then denied by Palestinian sources.
Drew Levinson is in Jerusalem with more on the situation surrounding the Palestinian leader's critical illness.
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PKGE; THE CONFUSION OF YASSER ARAFAT'S CONDITION CONTINUES. ACCORDING TO A PALESTINIAN CABINET MINISTER - THE P-L-O LEADER 'IS ALIVE.'...DESPITE AN EARLIER REPORT TODAY .... OF HIS DEATH.

SOT - SAEB EREKAT/PALESTINIAN SPOKESMAN "Still our prayers and thoughts

are with President Arafat at this difficult time."
A TOP PALESTINIAN OFFICIAL SAYS IT'S A MATTER OF HOURS BEFORE ARAFAT DIES -- BUT ANOTHER PUT IT THIS WAY, "ONLY GOD KNOWS THE ANSWER."

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WITH SPECULATION SWIRLING.. ARAFAT'S TOP LIEUTENANTS ARRIVED IN FRANCE TO SEE FOR THEMSELVES. THEY ACCUSED ARAFAT'S WIFE, SUHA, OF WITHHOLDING INFORMATION ABOUT HIS HEALTH. ..... INFORMATION THEY FELT THEY DESERVED TO KNOW.
HIS WIFE SHOT BACK - SAYING THEY WERE CONSPIRING TO BURY ARAFAT WHILE HE WAS STILL ALIVE.

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WITH ARAFAT NOW TETERING BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH -- THE QUESTION REMAINS, WHERE TO BURY HIM. HE WANTED TO BE LAID TO REST HERE IN JERUSALEM, BUT THE ISRAELIS SAID NO.
THE MOST LIKELY SITE REMAINS THE GAZA CEMETERY WHERE HIS FATHER AND SISTER ARE BURIED, BUT IT COULD BE ELSEWHERE IN GAZA, POSSIBLY THE WEST BANK, OR THERE IS EVEN TALK OF ANOTHER ARAB COUNTRY.
THERE IS ALSO THE QUESTION OF A STATE FUNERAL ... THAT, COULD BE IN CAIRO - A CITY EASILY ACCESSIBLE BY WORLD LEADERS.
NOW WITH THE MAN WHO STEPPED ON THE WORLD STAGE AS A TERRORIST, FIGHTING FOR AN INDEPENDENT PALESTINIAN STATE -- IS FIGHTING FOR 'HIS' LIFE -- THE QUESTION IS, WHO WILL FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS.
AND WHEN A CHANGE OF LEADERSHIP DOES COME....IT IS UNLIKELY TO COME EASILY, OR WITHOUT CONTROVERSY. DL, CBS NEWS, JERUSALEM. ))

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The battle for Fallujah and the battle to stabilize the entire country continues in Iraq.
But it's costing more American lives.
Officials say 14 Americans have died in the past two days of fighting.
Jennifer Donelan has an update.
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(( Nats IT'S TOO EARLY TO TELL IF 2 DAYS OF BOMBINGS AND GUNFIGHTS HAVE LOOSENED REBEL CONTROL OF THE FALLUJAH, ....15 THOUSAND AMERICAN TROOPS BACKED UP BY TWO THOUSAND IRAQIS SOLDIERS... CONTINUE TO POUND AWAY.

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HOUSE TO HOUSE SEARCHES....ARE BRINGING "LIGHTER-THAN-EXPRECTED" RESISTANCE. THE CITY IS CORDONED OFF IN HOPES OF KEEPING AN ESTIMATED 3,000 INSURGENTS INSIDE...ENEMY FIGHTERS WHO BELIEVE THIS IS A HOLY WAR.
Sot - Capt. Griffin/U.S. Soldier "He has a cause that he believes in and that's why he's so determined, but he won't win.
THE AIM....SECURE FALLUJA BEFORE NATIONAL ELECTIONS IN JANUARY. BATTLES ARE RAGING ACROSS IRAQ. IN RAMADI ....NOT FAR FROM FALLUJAH... RESIDENTS SAY HUNDREDS OF ARMED MILITANTS HAVE SET UP THERE... AND ALREADY .......THERE HAVE BEEN DEADLY CLASHES WITH U.S. TROOPS.
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AND IN BAQUBA...45 PEOPLE WERE KILLED WHEN GUERILLAS ATTACKED THREE POLICE STATIONS AND A BRIDGE.
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IN BAGHDAD....FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A YEAR... THE CITY IS UNDER CURFEW AS MORTAR ATTACKS TARGET A SCHOOL AND A HOUSING COMPOUND.
Standup - Jennifer Donelan "As troops try to stabilize Falluja for the upcoming elections, some Sunni Muslim clerics are calling for a boycott of the election if the assault on Falluja continues. Jennifer Donelan, CBS News, wash." ))
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You can expect more traffic delays on Interstate 581 in Roanoke late tonight.
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V-Dot is installing new signs on 581 near Orange Avenue.
The work will require several lane closures beginning at nine o'clock.
The entire interstate is scheduled to be closed at midnight and then again at 2:30 AM.
Various on and off ramps will be shut down from Hershberger Road to Elm Avenue for up to thirty minutes.
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Still to come on the newscast, the owner of a local trailer park is facing criminal charges.
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Plus the jury in the Scott Peterson trial is apparently having problems reaching a decision.
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In California, there's speculation that the jury in Scott Peterson's double murder trial might be headed toward a stalemate.
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Yesterday, the jurors asked to take a closer look at Peterson's fishing boat.
After the viewing, defense attorney Mark Geragos complained that jurors climbed into the boat to test its stability.
Legal experts say a jury is NOT allowed to conduct its own experiment.
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((JIM HAMMER/FORMER PROSECUTOR: IF IT TURNS OUT THIS WAS AN EXPERIMENT, THAT COULD BE A FATAL ERROR. SO ALTHOUGH GERAGOS SOUNDED ANGRY HE HAS TO BE THE HAPPIEST LAWYER IN THE COURTROOM NOW. HE HAS A RIPE ISSUE ON APPEAL.))
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Yesterday, the judge also told jurors they need to have an "open mind" while deliberating the case.
They'd reportedly come into the courtroom looking tired and unhappy after sending a note to the judge.
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It was a frightening ride to school for dozens of children in Indiana this morning.
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Three of them were seriously injured after being trapped on their school bus when a truck rear- ended it.
Another 30 kids suffered bumps and bruises.
Both drivers were also injured.
The impact of the crash smashed in the last two rows of the driver's side of the school bus.
The truck, meanwhile, careened off the road and ended up in the median.
Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.
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The owner of a Bedford County trailer park is charged with polluting a tributary of the Roanoke River. It is not the first legal problem for D-J Cooper.
His history of alleged environmental violations goes back at least three decades.
As Keith Humprhy reports, this time Cooper faces criminal charges.
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(( Cooper faces 39 years in prison and a three and a quarter million dollar fine. At age 71 he's been fighting with regulatory authorities half his life. Such cases rarely result in criminal charges. [5:43] ((MOST OFTEN A PERSON WHO'S REGULATED UNDER THE CLEAN WATER ACT, AFTER BEING SUBJECT TO CIVIL ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS, AS MR. COOPER HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY, COMES INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATUTE.)) [RUNS:11] The Hardy Road Trailer Park was built in the mid-1960's, and the government says it's never been right. NEWS 7 documented conditions at the park more than a decade ago, citing numerous health issues, including questions of water quality. Cooper got a permit to operate a sewage treatment lagoon in 1992. By the late 90's, according to this latest federal indictment Cooper was in violation of the order 87% of the time. The state Department of Environmental Quality issued Cooper 274 violation notices just between November of '98 and August, 2000. Judge Glen Conrad released Cooper on bond, on the condition he not violate any state or federal laws. [04:15] ((THE UNITED STATES BELIEVES HE'S IN VIOLATION BY DISCHARGING EVERYDAY, BOTH OF FEDERAL LAW AND STATE LAW, FOR THE 2003 D.E.Q. ORDER.)) [RUNS:08]
Cooper will likely be back in court soon, if he cannot comply. Keith Humphry, News 7.))

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Virginia Tech officials want to become one of the world's top thirty research institutions.
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Yesterday, the school signed a deal with one of the world's leading Genome institutes. The Institute for Genomic Research or TIGR (tiger) has helped crack the genetic codes of some of the world's most known viruses. School officials hope the move will open the door to even more federal funds for life sciences.
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((BRAD FENWICK: IT'S ONE STEP OF MANY TOWARDS GROWING THE RESEARCH CAPACITY OF THE UNIVERISTY. YOU KNOW,:50 UNIVERSITES LIKE PRIVATE INDUSTRY HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME BEING ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE. THE BETTER PATHWAY IS TO HAVE SOME VERY GOOD CORE ABILITIES AND FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCES.))
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The school also entered a partnership with the University of Maryland's Baltimore Campus. Tech's Veterinary school will work with Maryland on bio-medical and public health research.
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If you're working on Thanksgiving, and won't have time for the big meal, there might be a solution for you.
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Coming up, Jone's Soda Company is releasing an entire line of special Thanksgiving flavored sodas.
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The Seattle company that released the concoction, "Turkey and Gravy Soda" last year is back-- this time, with ALL the Thanksgiving trimmings.
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The Jones Soda Company is now selling other such seasonal flavors as "Mashed Potatoes," "Green Bean Casserole", and "Cranberry" sodas.
Company officials say they wanted to expand on last year's "Turkey and Gravy" soda-- which believe it or not-- was a huge success.
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((JENNIFER CUE/JONES SODA: SO THEN THIS YEAR, IT HAD WENT SO WELL WE DECIDED TO EXPAND IT, AND REALLY BROUGHT IN IDEAS FROM ALL THE EMPLOYEES IN THE COMPANY AND CAME UP WITH THIS PACK AND DECIDED TO CREATE LIKE A DINNER". ))
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Even the company admits the meal flavors are turning stomachs, even as they turn heads.
Jones Soda is producing 15- thousand five- bottle packs for sale, for about 17- dollars each.
Some of the proceeds benefit Toys for Tots.
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This is the last week of the regular season and the new A-P high school football poll is out. Coming up in Sports we'll find out how some Friday Football Extra teams are doing.
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And Dave Wannstedt WAS coaching the worst team in the N-F-L. The Dolphins head coach resigned this morning.
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The N-F-L season has its first casualty in the head coachin ranks. Dave Wannstedt resigned his job this morning as the coach of the Miami Dolphins.
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Wannstedt met with the team owner yesterday and announced his decision this morning.
The season has been a nightmare for the Dolphins. It has the N-F-L's worst record at one and seven.
The outlook for Wannstedt's future with the Dolphins was bleak even before the season began. Running back Ricky Williams made a startling announcement in late July that he was retiring from pro football, leaving the team with no solution of replacing their star ball carrier as the season approached.

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Last night's game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Minnesota Vikings came down to the wire.
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Mike Vanderjagt (VAN'-dur-jat) hit a 35-yard field goal with two seconds left to give Indianapolis a 31-to-28 win over
Minnesota.

That kick ended the Colts' two-game skid, and sent the 5-and-3 Vikings to their second straight loss.
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Matt Schaub, the former UVA football standout and current Atlanta Falcons back-up quarterback, is charged with assault and battery after allegedly being involved in a fight with a UVA student over the weekend in the corner district. Schaub is scheduled to go before a Charlottesville judge next Tuesday, the 16th. Yesterday he commented on the charges.
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The game of the week in the ACC this week is in Charlottesville Saturday, as Virginia takes on Miami. At the beginning of the season, UVa fans circled this game on the schedule. Three weeks ago, those same fans wondered if they could stay on the same field with the Canes. Now, days before kickoff - UVa is favored by four points. Steve Mason attempts to put it all into perspective.
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The new Associated Press high school football polls are out, and several teams are in the spotlight and on the hot seat for this the final week of the regular season.
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[GO TO APRISA 12005] Gretna, which is one win away from a perfect season, is the easy number one.
The Liberty from our part of the state is again fourth.
The unbeaten Minutemen can lock up a perfect season Friday night against Staunton River.
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Salem is again 6th this week.
Amherst County is 8th with Pulaski 9th.
Those three teams are in effect battling for two playoff spots this Friday.
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Salem is the team that really needs to win over the Cougars to get in. The Spartans or the Cougars get the River Ridge title and a playoff spot with a win.
But a loss likely means Amherst outpoints them both for the wildcard spot in Region Three, Division Four.
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[GO TO APRISA 12007] In Group A - George Wythe made the biggest jump of the week, moving from 9th to 5th without even playing. Powell Valley is second and Gate City fourth.
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[GO TO APRISA 12008] Lebanon is 6th this week and William Campbell 9th. The Pioneers lost their first game of the season last week.
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