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Coming up on News 7-
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U-S troops capture Fallujah, but the battle continues in other parts of Iraq. Former D-Day Director Richard Burrow says thanks for three years of support. And a new Christmas tree is on Santa's list for one store in Atlanta.
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Plus, a look at the week's forecast. News 7 is next.

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U-S officials say the main thrust into Fallujah is complete, with just pockets of resistance to mop up.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.


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So far at least 38 Americans have been killed and 275 wounded in the struggle to free Fallujah from insurgents. But now leaders are saying the major work is done, but the clean-up work will continue. Elizabeth Palmer has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Lt. Gen. John Sattler/1st Marine Expeditionary Force; :45]
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((The Marines were scouring Fallujah today.....working hard to find concealed weapons, explosives, bunkers....and even insurgents. The initial push was so swift - a second complete sweep is now necessary to make the city safe for aid deliveries....and for people to return home. Still - the US high command was upbeat.
(LT. GENERAL JOHN F SATTLER, MARINE COMMANDER IN FALLUJAH):THE CITY HAS BEEN SEIZED. WE HAVE LIBERATED THE CITY OF FALL

UJA. NARR: About 1200 insurgents have been killed and 1,000 men of fighting age detained.....US troops say there are pockets of resistence left.....And those rebels are hard core... well-armed and prepared to fight to the death.
SOT LT. GEN. JOHN F. SATTLER: (cover top)THE FIGHTING FOR THE SOLDIERS AND MARINES IS VERY UPCLOSE, IT IS MANO MANO,

FACE TO FACE IN SOME CASES. (pool pix in street/mosque destroyed) NARR: The past six days of heavy fighting have left the city heavily scarred.... American officers patrolling Fallujah described it as something straight out of a science fiction movie; deserted streets, eerily quiet with little sign of life. ( LT TRAVIS FULLER, US MARINES ) 0645 ONCE CIVILIANS START MOVING IN THATS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES WE FACE DISCERNING BETWEEN THE CIVILIANS AND THE HOSTILES ONE OF THE MAIN TACTICS FOR THE INSURGENTS IS TO BLEND IN WITH THE CIVILIANS 0653
(O/CAM:) ONE VERY POSITIVE SIGN...THE IRAQI TROOPS WHO FOUGHT WITH US FORCES TO RE-TAKE FALLUJAH ARE REPORTED TO HAVE P

ERFORMED WELL. FOR MOST - THIS WAS THEIR FIRST BIG TEST IN THE SERVICE OF A POST-SADDAM IRAQ. ...AND THEIR ROLE IS GOING TO GROW....NOT ONLY TO PROVIDE CONTINUING SECURITY IN FALLUJAH - BUT TO HELP MAKE THE COUNTRY STABLE ENOUGH FOR ELECTIONS AT THE END OF JANUARY. Ep cbs news fallujah))

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The fighting continues in other parts of Iraq, as insurgents strike police stations and oil pipelines. Kimberly Dozier has that part of the story.
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((AS THE BATTLE FOR FALLUJAH WINDS DOWN, IRAQI SECURITY FORCES CONTINUE TO WRESTLE FOR CONTROL OF OTHER PARTS OF IRAQ. REBEL GUNMEN AGAIN OVERRAN POLICE STATIONS IN MOSUL, AND THERE WERE RUNNING BATTLES WITH INSURGENTS IN THE SUNNI TRIANGLE TOWNS OF RAMADI AND BEIJI...AND PROTESTS IN THE TOWN OF BUHRIZ.
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CRITICS SAY THE FALLUJAH ASSAULT WAS AKIN TO TAKING A CLUB TO A HORNET'S NEST - IT'S JUST ANGERED THE COALITION'S ENEMIES AND SCATTERED THEM ACROSS IRAQ.
(CBS / SOT Joost Hiltermann, Mideast director, International Crisis Group 01:03:03)

"You can militarily subdue a town like Fallujah, but you still have to deal with the Mosul and the Bakuba and the Ramdi, and Tikrit and even Baghdad itself, and when your done all of that, you may have to start all over again."
(USTV Pool Fallujah)

U-S FORCES INSIST WHILE THE FALLUJAH OPERATION MAY NOT HAVE DELIVERED THE INSURGENTS A DEATH BLOW, IT HAS CRIPPLED THEM.
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Marine Division) "This was their sanctuary, the location they could rearm, refit, rest and then operate anywhere the Sunni triangle, out west, up north. They no longer have that luxury."
(USTV Pool Fallujah marines fighting, then pix fallujah streets)

US COMMANDERS INTEND TO USE THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY CREATED BY THE ASSAULT TO RUSH IN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF AID, TO IMPROVE FALLUJAH'S INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES. THE IDEA IS TO CONVINCE PEOPLE THAT THERE ARE REAL BENEFITS TO BE EARNED BY WORKING WITH THE COALITION, INSTEAD OF SUPPORTING THE INSURGENTS.))

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Iran is taking steps to reassure the world that it's not trying to build nuclear weapons. The country has notified the U-N nuclear watchdog in writing that it will suspend uranium enrichment ... and related activities. In talks with European negotiators, Iran had refused to agree to a full suspension of its enrichment program, but is now backing off that demand. The United States has argued that Iran's enrichment activities are part of a nuclear arms program. But the country sa

ys it wants to master the technology-- only to generate power.[Burrow-Event]


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Throughout the last three years -- Richard Burrow has had supporters by his side. And today he held a celebration in THEIR honor.
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On October Sixth, federal prosecutors dropped ALL fraud and perjury charges against the former D-Day Memorial Director. And today Burrows wanted to thank the people who stuck by his side.
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((RICHARD BURROW:WE KNEW WE HAD A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SUPPORT. AND WE WANTED TO SIMPLY BE ABLE TO SAY THANK YOU TO THOSE PEOPLE. AND AGAIN IT'S THE PEOPLE THAT WE DON'T KNOW AS WELL AS THE ONES WE DO KNOW. AND WE WANTED TO HAVE A CENTRAL LOCATION WHERE THEY COULD COME AND WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK THEM.))
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Burrow's says after the trial, he and his wife went on a *get-away" to regroup and now he is getting back to work.
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((RICHARD BURROW:MKB REALTOR'S HERE IN TOWN SUPPORTED ME DURING THIS WHOLE ORDEAL. I WENT TO WORK FOR THEM FOR A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME BETWEEN THE TWO TRIALS AND NOW IT'S TIME FOR ME TO GO BACK TO WORK WITH THEM.))
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[OUT Q=for me to go back to work with them.]
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After three years of trials and lawyers, Burrow says he is looking forward to reclaiming his normal life.
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An apparent fight between father and son turned ugly this morning in Botetourt County.
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Authorities say 42 year old Norman Quackenbush was stabbed in the back by his son, 23 year old Jason Quackenbush -- after the two were having a fight at their home on Coaling Road. The father was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. His condition is not being released. Authorities say no charges have been filed, but could be placed in the next few days.
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Members of a Virginia Tech fraternity and sorority are trying to make the best of a tragedy.
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Last year, Delta Zeta lost its sorority sister, Ashlee Ryan Krueger in a serious accident on Interstate 81.
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((HOLLIS ALEXANDER: THE CAR FLIPPED AND ONLY THE DRIVER WAS WEARING HIS SEAT BELT. AND ASHLEE WAS ONE OF FOUR WHO WAS THROWN FROM THE CAR AND SHE SUFFERED IRREVERSIBLE BRAIN DAMAGE.))
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[OUT Q=brain damage.]
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The Sorority has now teamed up with the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity to raise awareness about seat belt usage. The group is selling red bracelets... similar to the popular yellow Lance Armstrong cancer bracelets... reminding people to wear their seat belt.
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[TAKE SEAT BELT FS APRISA] If you would like to order a bracelet -- you can contact call Leah Farrell at 540-231-8145
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, he made waves at this year's Olympics, now swimming sensation Michael Phelps is apologizing for going on the wrong side of the law.
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and thousands of people are fleeing a former French colony after another round of violence.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Jimmie Johnson wins the final Southern 500 at Darlington. The Bengals add to the Redskins futility, and Vick and the Falcons take control in the NFC South. Plus, we'll check the new college polls, as both the Cavs and Hoos prepare for big conference games this week. All that and more on the way in sports.))
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France airlifted more than a thousand *expatriates* from its former colony the Ivory Coast today -- the fifth straight day of evacuations.
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Nearly five-thousand people have fled the African nation in the past five days. Ivory Coast's latest crisis began when the country's military broke a more than one-year-old cease-fire in the country's two-year-old civil war with airstrikes on the rebel-held north. Warplanes bombed a French peacekeeping post in the north, killing nine French peacekeepers and an American aid worker -- and plunging the country into chaos. Military officials say the emergency exodus looks like it will end in the next few days.
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A trip to the nation's capital ended with a trip to the hospital for some Massachusetts students.
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Ten students were sent to the hospital after their tour bus crashed into a bridge. Officials say the tour bus was in the wrong lane and was unable to clear the arched bridge -- clipping the right side of the bus's roof.
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The students and their chaperone were from a Boston-area private school traveling to George Washington's Mount Vernon home. Federal inspectors are expected to look at the bridge and bus tomorrow.
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[Michael-Phelps]


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Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps is apologizing for his recent run-in with the law.
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Phelps was arrested earlier this month, after a trooper saw the 19-year-old drive an SUV through a stop sign near a busy intersection. Police say the trooper pulled Phelps over, and noticed signs of intoxication and arrested him. During a recent autograph signing, Phelps called the incident a mistake that he deeply regrets.
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((MICHAEL PHELPS: THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.///FAN: EVERYBODY MAKES MISTAKES, BUT I STILL LIKE HIM. HE'S STILL MY HERO.///FAN: I JUST REALLY DIDN'T LIKE HOW HE DID THAT. THAT WAS JUST NOT THE BEST THING.))
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The six-time Olympic gold medalist was charged with driving while impaired, violation of a license restriction, and failure to obey a stop sign.
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You could call it the most strenuous step-aerobics workout ever.
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About a thousand people took to the stairs today, in the third annual Climb to the top of Sears Tower in Chicago. They started at the lobby and didn't stop until they reached the observation deck on the 103rd floor. That's a grand total of two- thousand-109 steps. Sears Tower is the tallest building in North America at 1 thousand 454 feet. All of the proceeds from today's run will go to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. The foundation strives to identify exceptional young scientists and encourage them to commit to finding a cure for cancer.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, sunny skies and warmer temperatures are on the way for the first part of the work week. We'll have your full forecast in a few minutes.
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and it's some not-so-happy holidays for workers at this mall after a 75 foot tall pine snaps in two.
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After ten years of work-- the Women's Center in Roanoke is on the last leg of the race to complete the structure.
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The center is now waiting for furniture and other decor items. Director of the Women's Center, Joy Johnson, believes the sooner the center is completed the sooner a vicious cycle can be broken.
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((JOY JOHNSON:WHEN THEY GET OUT OF JAIL WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO? IF THERE IS NOT AN INTERVENTION IF THERE ISN'T SOMETHING DIFFERENT. IF SOMETHING DOESN'T CHANGE THEIR JUST GOING TO REPEAT THAT CYCLE. AND WHAT WERE GOING TO HAVE TO DO IS BUILD MORE JAIL'S. AND I DON'T THINK BUILDING MORE JAIL'S IS THE ANSWER.))
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Johnson says the center still needs volunteers to help plant trees, carry-in furniture, and put all the finishing touches on the center.
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You can find more information on the women's center by going to our website at WDBJ-7-dot-com and click on websites in the news.
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A scene straight out of the Antique Road Show was in Salem today.
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Residents could bring two items to the *Antique Appraisal Fair* -- and for a five dollar fee they were told the history and a price range for the piece. Proceeds from the event will help to preserve the history of Salem.
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((PHYLLIS WRIGHT:IT WILL BENEFIT THE SALEM HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE SALEM MUSEUM IT'S A BENEFIT FOR THEM, SO ALL PROCEEDS, AFTER FEES ARE TAKEN OUT WILL GO TO THEM.))
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[OUT Q=will go to them.]
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Appraisers specializing in different areas of history were on hand to estimate the value of everything from beer steins to world war two swords.
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Coming up, week 10 NFL highlights, Jimmie Johnson makes the chase for the Nextel Cup pretty interesting with one race left, and we'll check out the new college football polls, but first our extra point.
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23 year old Ashley McElhiney made her debut as head coach of the ABA's Nashville Rhythm this weekend. She is the first woman ever hired to coach a men's pro team, and a former star at Vanderbilt who led the Commodores to four NCAA tourney appearances.
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Jimmie Johnson won for the 4th time in the last five races today, his 8th victory of the season in the Mountain Dew Southern 500--the final fall race at Darlington. The points race is also a little tighter with just one week to go to the finish line.
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A long season for Michael Waltrip got a lot longer after this scrape with Todd Bodine early on.
Points leader Kurt Busch battled back from multiple problems to finish 6th on the day.
A slow pit stop late in the race proved costly to Jeff Gordon who contended for the win but finished 3rd.
Johnson got past Jamie McMurray with just 8 laps to go and held on for the win beating Mark Martin to the checkers by almost a second.
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Busch now leads Johnson by just 18 points as the circuit heads to Homestead. Gordon is third--only 21 back.

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Marvin Lewis returned to Washington today as his Bengals squared off with the Redskins in Week 10 of the NFL season.
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Mark Brunell completed just 1 of 8 passes for 6 yards and this interception, prompting plenty of boo-birds to come out as the Skins trailed 17-nothing at halftime.
Joe Gibbs replaced Brunell with Patrick Ramsey in the second half, and Ramsey rallied the Skins to 2 late scores,

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including a 9 yard TD pass to Chris Cooley. But the Bengals won it 17 to 10, dropping the Skins to 3 and 6.
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The Atlanta Falcons inched closer to clinching the NFC South with today's win over Tampa Bay. The Dirty Birds now own a four game lead over the Bucs.
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Michael Vick did what he does best. He rushed for 73 yards in the game, most of it coming on this 46 yard scamper down to the Bucs 5 to setup a TJ Duckett touchdown.
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Later Vick hooked up with Alge Crumpler on a 49 yard scoring strike to put the game away. The Falcons held off Tampa Bay 24 to 14.
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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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Jerry Porter and William Green were mixing things up before today's Browns-Steelers game. Both were ejected after Porter bloodied Green's nose.
The Steelers were tougher when it counted. Jerome Bettis rushed for two scores as Pittsburgh improved to 7 and oh with Ben Rothlisberger as the starting quarterback, beating the Browns 24 to 10.
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For just the second time in NFL history, a game was decided on a safety in overtime. The Titans Billy Volek fumbled in the endzone against the Bears handing Chicago a 19 to 17 victory.
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Back to the NFC, where Tiki Barber tallied 108 yards rushing and a TD, but the Cardinals upset the Giants 17 to 14.
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Virginia Tech is 15th in the new college football polls as the Hokies get set to host Maryland on Thursday night.

[TAKE UVA OTS]
The Virginia Cavaliers fell to 18th in both polls following yesterday's loss to Miami. The Hoos will try to salvage their season starting Saturday at Georgia Tech.
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The Cavaliers will kick things off with Georgia Tech on Saturday at 1 o'clock.


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Today was a mixed bag for UVA soccer. The Cavalier men won the ACC Tournament Championship by beating Maryland 2 to 1, but the women were not quite as fortunate, being shutout by Duke in the second round of the NCAA Tournament 3 to nothing.

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A seventy-five foot Christmas tree snapped in half today while beling lifted into place for a traditional lighting ceremony.
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The Great Georgia Pine broke when crews tried to hoist it above the Rich's-Macy's store in Atlanta.
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((ELLEN FRUCHTMAN/RICH'S-MACY'S SPOKESPERSON: WELL, YOU KNOW, WE NEVER EXPECT THIS TO HAPPEN, BUT WE DO PLAN FOR THIS CONTINGENCY, SO WE ALWAYS HAVE OTHER TREES ON TAP.))
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Last year, it took eight people working for 21-days to decorate the tree. However, with the help of the backup tree, the fifty-year tradition is expected to still be on time for the Thanksgiving Day lighting.
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