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U- S forces have launched the second phase of their attack on Fallujah.

600 insurgents have been killed so far.
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And among the Veteran's Day events in our area, Lord Botetourt High School honors some former students who died while serving their country.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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Lord Botetourt High School students paid tribute to some of their alumni...
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Today, vocational groups from the school held a Veteran's Day memorial to remember three-fallen students.
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Susan Bahorich was there, she joins us now. Susan?
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Kimberly, Three-men were honored this morning: Sargeant Michael Stiglich and Lance Corporal Charles Morris, who served in the Vietnam War - and Sargeant Michael Lalush (la-lush) who was killed last year in Iraq.
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In a ceremony outside of Lord Botetourt High School- students paid tribute to the men through music and ceremony. Parents and family of the men were given flowers to place on the memorial- which features two-benches accented by a wall which has the names of the fallen soldiers.
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((BECKY LALUSH, MICHAEL'S MOM: IT'S A VERY HARD DAY, BUT WE'RE ALSO PROUD OF OUR SON.))
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((DAVE LALUSH, MICHAEL'S DAD: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING. I'M REALLY GLAD IT HAPPENED. IT'S FOR THE KIDS AND FOR THE SCHOOL AND FOR THE MEMORIES THAT LIVE ON FOREVER.))
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[OUT Q=... live on forever.]
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Members of the local VFW were also on hand for the ceremony. The benches were donated by the Lalush (la-lush) family and a local stonemason donated the construction.
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Michael Lalush was 23 when he died.
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Kimberly- even though- NONE of these students really knew the troops- some were very moved. And families of the men- say they're glad this generation can appreciate the sacrifices made.

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Phase two of the assault on Fallujah is now under way.
The U- S military estimates 600 insurgents have died since the offensive began.
Military reports indicate 13 U-S troops have died in the operation, with dozens more wounded.
Elizabeth Palmer has the latest.
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(( Marines firing upsot Liz on camera now that the northern 70 percent of falluja is under US and Iraqi forces contr

ol, the focus of the attack will shift to the south. An aerial bombardment has just begun, US attack helicopters firing missiles. as the cobras circled rebels shot at them from the ground with small arms, confirming that there are still insurgents dug in. at least two tanks were moving into the outskirts of falluja, US and marine commanders are hoping this is the final chapter of the fight. a patrol this morning around the northern and eastern perimeter of the city revealed the damage, but there was no sign of anyone moving. Military sources though have confirmed that about 150 people did try to leave falluja on foot yesterday. they were stopped at a checkpoint just outside the city. the 30 or so women and children were allowed through accompanied by one elderly man. but all the rest, men considered to be of fighting age between 15 and 50 were turned back. US and Iraqi forces are getting organized inside falluja to screen residents suspected of having been fighters, They are readying detention centers and kits to test suspicious detainees for gunpowder residue. Elizabeth Palmer, with the Marines near Falluja ))

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Rare November tornadoes are leaving a trail of damage and power outages across parts of Oklahoma.
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A news helicopter captured the spectacle--
At least one of the tornadoes may have neared the size of a football field as it tracked north of Chandler, about 40 miles from Oklahoma City.
Some trees and power lines were knocked down, and roofs were ripped from homes, but there were no reports of any injuries.
Utility officials say at one point, nearly 22- hundred customers were without electricity.
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Yasser Arafat's body is on its way to a final resting place in his Ramallah compound.
But first, a "military funeral" is scheduled in Cairo.
And Egypt has already put its security forces on the highest alert level.
Jennifer Donelan has more from Washington.
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(( LOCATOR: PARIS, FRANCE

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THE BODY OF P-L-O LEADER YASSER ARAFAT BEGAN ITS JOURNEY BACK TO THE MIDDLE EAST....AS WELL-WISHERS KEPT VIGIL OUTSIDE THE FRENCH HOSPITAL WHERE HE DIED.

(LOCATOR: GAZA)
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IN GAZA AND ACROSS THE ARAB WORLD, WHILE THOUSANDS MOURN THE PASSING OF ARAFAT...SOME MAY ALSO SEE HIS DEATH AS A CALL TO ARMS....

(NATZ GUNFIRE)


THE PALESTINIANS ARE WITHOUT A STRONG LEADER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR DECADES...AND MANY FEAR ARAFAT'S PASSING WILL SPARK NEW UNREST.

(NATZ SWEARING-IN CEREMONY)


HOPING TO KEEP PEACE AND PROJECT UNITY...THE PALESTINIANS ACTED QUICKLY. THE PARLIAMENT SPEAKER WILL SERVE INTERIM PRESIDENT OF THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AND FORMER PRIME MINISTER MAHMOUD ABBAS IS THE NEW HEAD OF THE P-L-O.
IN ISRAEL, LEADERS BELIEVE ARAFAT'S DEATH COULD BE A HISTORIC TURNING IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

SOT: YOSEF LAPID/ISRAELI JUSTICE MINISTER

"HE WAS THE GODFATHER OF AL-QAIDA AND BIN LADEN. AND NOW PERHAPS WE HAVE A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO START TALKS WITH PALESTINIANS WHO GENUINELY WANT PEACE."
AND WHILE THE PALESTINIANS MAP THEIR FUTURE... THEY ARE ALSO PLANNING TO BURY THEIR LEADER.
ARAFAT'S BODY IS HEADED FROM FRANCE TO EGYPT FOR A MILITARY FUNERAL ON FRIDAY. VARIOUS FOREIGN DIGNITARIES, INCLUDING U-S ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM BURNS, WILL ATTEND. LATER THAT DAY, ARAFAT WILL BE BURIED IN HIS RAMALLAH COMPOUND.

SOT: PALESTINIAN MOS

"HE'S OUR FATHER, A MAN OF PEACE AND WAR."

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HERE IN WASHINGTON, PRESIDENT BUSH RENEWED HIS ENDORSEMENT FOR AN INDEPENDENT PALESTINIAN STATE AND CALLED ARAFAT'S DEATH.."A SIGNIFICANT MOMENT IN PALESTINIAN HISTORY. JENNIFER DONELAN, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON
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Meanwhile CBS is trying to mend fences with fans of CSI: New York. Last night the final few minutes of the program were preempted by a special report on Arafat's death.
The network said today that an overly aggressive news producer should have waited until 11:00 instead of jumping the gun with the special report. To make up for the mistake, CBS will air last night's CSI: New York in its entirety again tomorrow night at ten p.m..
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll have an update on an alternative school that was almost closed last year.
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Also the latest juror removed from the Scott Peterson case apparrently wanted to go.
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Veterans Day is a day off today for the jury in the Scott Peterson double murder trial, after the judge kicked the jury foreman off the panel.
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It's the second time in as many days a juror was replaced with an alternate.
Apparently, the juror WANTED to leave.
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Since there's yet another alternate now on the jury, the panel must against start its deliberations from scratch when it re- convenes tomorrow. Jurors are deciding whether Peterson killed his pregnant wife, Laci and their unborn son.
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A Danville man will spend 10-years in prison for shooting and killing his former girlfriend.
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32-year-old Stanley Dion Tate was convicted of voluntary manslaughter for the death of Charmane Tamika Davis. The jury believed Tate did not maliciously kill Davis after she broke into his Franklin County home in May.
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Long says Davis was upset with Tate, after learning he was with another woman. Davis' relatives say their focus is now her children.
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Tate's attorney says she's still deciding whether to appeal.
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Last year a Roanoke County alternative school was on the verge of being closed..
But after complaints from parents and students, the school system decided instead to make changes to the program at the Roanoke County Career Center. Justin McLeod has a progress report.
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This could be best described as the new and improved Roanoke County Career Center.
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((SHAWN COLLINS/SEVENTH GRADER: IT'S STRICTER THIS YEAR THAN IT WAS LAST YEAR. THEY FOCUS ON A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS THIS YEAR. I THINK ITS BETTER THIS YEAR.)) [Runs07]
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Last year, the school was in danger of closing.
After strong opposition, the school board decided to keep it open but change its focus.
The school now only teaches middle school students in hopes of reaching kids who need academic help earlier.
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((JESSIC MORAN/PRINCIPAL: WE DO THE SAME EXACT CURRICULUM THAT THE OTHER SCHOOLS DO WE FOLLOW THE SOL'S, WE'RE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THAT HOWEVER WE HAVE MORE TIME TO PROVIDE THAT INSTRUCTION WHICH ALSO ENABLES US TO DO A LOT MORE HANDS ON ACTIVITIES AND REMMEDIATION BUILT INTO OUR SCHOOL DAY.)) [Runs12]
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But there are some differences.
Classes have fewer than 15 students and class time has doubled. ((NAT SOUND OF TEACHING))
Often, there are also two teachers to every classroom so students get more one on one attention.
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((LINDSEY SIMMONS: MY GRADES HAVE MIPROVED VERY MUCH.)) ((KIRSTEN MENGERINK: MY GRADES HAVE IMPROVED MAJOR.)) ((D.J. CADWELL: LAST YEAR I WAS MAKING D'S AND F'S, THIS YEAR I AM MAKING A'S AND B'S.)) [Runs05]
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But not everyone is doing so well.
Roughly 75 students who went to the career center last year now attend regular high school.
Administrators admit many are struggling.
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((LINDA WEBER/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: ONE OF THE MAJOR ISSUES TO BE HAVING WITH THE KIDS ACROSS THE BOARD WITH THE KIDS WHO WENT BACK TO THE HIGH SCHOOLS, HOME HIGH SCHOOLS IS THEY JUST WEREN'T USED TO DOING HOMEWORK, AND SO THAT WAS HARMING THEM OBVIOUSLY.)) [Runs12]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: TO HELP ADDRESS THAT, STUDENTS ARE GETTING MORE HELP DURING STUDY HALLS. AS FOR ADJUSTING BACK INTO THE MAINSTREAM CLASSROOM, ADMINISTRATORS SAY SO FAR IT'S GOING WELL. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
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Jolly old Saint Nick's jelly belly is no more.
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Coming up after the break, an artist creates a 600 pound Santa made of an entirely different confection.
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She's a heroine for "singletons" everywhere--
Bridget Jones is back in theatres this weekend.
Oscar winner Renee Zellweger spoke with Manuel Gallegus about starring in the sequel to the hit romantic comedy, "Bridget Jones' Diary."
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NAT FILM CLIP BRIDGET JONES, THE EDGE OF REASON
SHES BACK CHUBBYGOOFY.BUMBLING BRIDGET JONESTHIS TIME ON THE EDGE OF REASON.

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TO REPRISE HER ROLE35 YEAR OLD TEXAN RENEE ZELLWEGER REPORTEDLY RECEIVED A MILLION DOLLARS FOR EVERY POUND SHE PUT ON SHES NOW SKINNY AGAINBUT STILL LIKE BRIDGET ON THE INSIDE.

-SOT-RENEE ZELLWEGER, BRIDGET JONES, THE EDGE OF REASON

are you like her at all? More than I like to admit. Only in the awkward respect saying dumb things that I shouldnt especially on camera and during interviews.

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THE STORY IS SIMILAR TO THE FIRST FILM. NOW BLISSFULLY ENAMOURED BY PROPER LAWYER MARK DARCY... BRIDGET IS AGAIN TEMPTED BY SLEAZY DANIEL CLEAVERPLAYED BY HUGH GRANT.

-SOT-CLIP BRIDGET JONES, THE EDGE OF REASON 10;01;03


CLEAVER AND DARCY, PLAYED BY COLIN FIRTH, ARE STILL ENEMIES
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AND BOTH ACTORS KNOW WOMEN LIKE BRIDGET.
-HUGH GRANT, DANIEL CLEAVER oh god yes thats my world really. West Londongirls of a certain age all swilling back their chardonnay worrying about their futures, panicking about whether theyre thin enough or sexy enoughI know them very well.

-SOT-COLIN FIRTH, MARK DARCY

shes just irresistibly hopeless. //edt�� And I think its so irresistibly applicable and I think a of guys are like her too. 11;47;00
AND IN REAL LIFE WHO WOULD RENEE CHOOSE, DARCY OR CLEAVER?

-SOT-RENEE ZELLWEGER, BRIDGET JONES, EDGE OF REASON

I go for a heart, hearts key? Heart mind sense of humor
CURRENTLY SHES WITH ROCKER JACK WHITE OF THE WHITE STRIPES.
BY THE WAYZELLWEGER SAYS SHES ABOUT TO TAKE A BREAK FROM ACTINGA CHANCE TO ACT OUT HER OWN LIFE FOR A CHANGE. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS HOLLYWOOD.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 54 points. The NASDAQ has gained 13.

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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NASCAR returns to its roots as it weclomes hard liquor companies back in the sport.
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Nascar has handed down some hefty fines to two drivers for their actions following Sunday's race in Phoenix.
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Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne are each a little lighter in the wallet, having been fined $10 thousand dollars a piece.

They were placed on probation the rest of the season for crashing into each other on pit road, and exchanging pleasantries in the desert. In one other Nascar note,
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the sanctioning body has agreed to allow hard liquor companies to sponsor cars. Effective next season, the sport that has long accepted advertising dollars from the likes of Budweiser, Busch, and Miller will welcome Crown Royal and other distilled spirits to the hoods of its cars.


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Virginia Tech's training staff say Vinnie Fuller's injured shoulder will not keep him off the field during next week's game against Maryland. Fuller injured the joint Saturday at North Carolina.

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Virginia is a 3 and a half point favorite for Saturday's contest with Miami.
While the Canes have looked anything but invincible the past two weeks, they've still got speed to burn, and that's a concern for the Cavs.
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[SUPER=01-Zac Yarbrough/UVa Center; :53 QUICK!!!]
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Santa is known for being fat and jolly-- but weighing in at 600 pounds?
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A pastry chef in Chicago has created the world's largest solid- chocolate Saint Nick, just in time for the holiday season.
Alain Roby put the finishing touches on the sweet creation yesterday.
Roby carved the 600 pound Jolly Saint Nick himself, sculpted sugar for Santa's beard and eyes, then painted him with food coloring.
While it's unclear if the chocolate Santa can actually be eaten, it'll be on display at the Hyatt Regency through New Year's.
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