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Coming up on News 7-
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The official start of the holiday season means many will have greenery on their minds. We'll have a Christmas tree reminder from the fire department. Plus, volunteers found their Thanksgiving sweetness not in pumpkin pie but in the spirit of giving. And, troops overseas indulged in what some call the best meal of the year.
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News 7 is next.

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Last year, tough fire regulations on Christmas trees caused a storm of controversy.
This year may be different, though.
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((THE CODE HAS BEEN RELAXED.))
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[Christmas-Trees]


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People who live in apartments will be allowed to have live Christmas trees again this year.
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Last year fire codes prohibited live trees in apartment buildings and in churches without sprinkler systems.
But people complained- and when fire codes were updated over the past year- they changed to allow trees.
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((CAPTAIN MARLAN MORRIS/ROANOKE FIRE MARSHAL: I'D HAVE TO SAY THAT ADHERENCE TO THAT CODE THAT WAS WRITTEN WOULD BE SAFER BUT IT'S A QUESTION OF ACCEPTABLE RISK EACH COMMUNITY HAS TO DECIDE HOW MUCH RISK IS REASONABLE THEY WANT TO TAKE.))

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The new fire code is regional, covering several states including Viriginia.
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[Tree-Safety]


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It's always smart to take precautions when you do have a live tree.
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Use lights designated for indoor use.
Don't use lights with worn, frayed, or broken cords.
Always unplug tree lights before going to bed.
Never use lit candles to decorate trees.
Make sure the tree doesn't block any exits.
Water your live tree daily.
When tree dries out, and needles fall out easily, get rid of it.
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[Rescue-Mission]


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If you thought YOU had it tough preparing a big meal for lots of relatives, imagine having to play host to more than a thousand people for Thanksgiving dinner.
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That's what they were doing at the Roanoke Rescue Mission, where hundreds of less-fortunate families took part in some traditional holiday fare.
Despite a national economy that seems to be rebounding, officials expected to see a record crowd this year.

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((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION DIRECTOR: UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN LAID OFF FROM WORK, THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE WITH HEALTH CARE CRISES, THERE ARE THINGS GOING ON THAT MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR A FAMILY TO AFFORD TO DO A THANKSGIVING DINNER, SO A LOT OF THOSE FOLKS ARE COMING TO HAVE THANKSGIVING DINNER WITH US, AND WE'RE GLAD THEY ARE.))
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Dozens of volunteers also come out every Thanksgiving to help prepare and serve the food.
Today, they cooked a total of 62 turkeys and 30 hams.
There also were more than 400 different pies and cakes for dessert.
Rescue Mission officials expect their long-awaited Women and Children's Center to open for business next month.
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[Goodlatte-Meals]


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For the Meals on Wheels program, Thanksgiving is just another day of taking hot food to residents across the area ... although today, workers had some high-profile help.
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Sixth District congressman Bob Goodlatte has spent part of every Thanksgiving since he was elected helping deliver hot meals to shut-ins in the Roanoke area.
Goodlatte took turkey dinners to about a half dozen residents in the Salem Avenue area this morning, taking a few minutes to talk with each of them.
He says the volunteers who do so *every day* are the real heroes.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R-6TH DISTRICT: THEY HAVE VOLUNTEERS WHO DOES THIS EVERY DAY, SOME DO IT EVERY WEEK, BUT IF FOLKS WANT TO VOLUNTEER AND WANT TO FEEL LIKE THEY'RE GIVING SOMETHING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO DO IT, SO IT'S JUST A WAY TO HELP CALL ATTENTION TO THAT. AND PEOPLE LIKE THIS LADY WHO HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO GO TO THE STORE IN TEN YEARS, AND SHE JUST REALLY DEPENDS ON THIS PROGRAM FOR BRINGING HER A HOT MEAL EVERY DAY.))
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The Meals on Wheels program is always looking for more volunteers to deliver food throughout the year.
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[Iraq-Thanksgiving]


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For U-S Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan there is no holiday from battle.
Many soldiers put down their guns and picked up a turkey leg or a forkful of stuffing.
But they know beyond the mess hall the war continues. Bill Prasad has the story.
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((THE DECORATIONS ARE HUNG AND THE TABLE IS SET AT THE BASE CANTEEN. FOR A FEW HOURS, A BARE MESS HALL IN BAGHDAD IS TRANSFORMED FOR A THANKSGIVING DAY FEAST. A FAMILY THAT EATS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER.
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soldiers here do an excellent job of taking care of each other. we keep doing that, we'll be able to pull through
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BUT OUTSIDE VIOLENCE IS STILL ON THE MENU - SMOKE RISES INTO THE BAGHDAD SKY AFTER AN EXPLOSION SHAKES THE IRAQI CAPITAL. AND THE BUSINESS OF WAR GOES ON. IN FALLUJAH, IRAQI OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE MADE AN INTERESTING FIND.
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our soldiers have discovered in this place, this lab for chemical materials
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IN MOSUL, U-S AND IRAQI OFFICIALS SAY THEY MAY HAVE COME A STEP CLOSER TO THEIR MOST WANTED MAN, ABU MUSAB AL-ZARQAWI. OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE ARRESTED ONE OF HIS TOP LIEUTENANTS.
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AND AFTER MORE THAN A WEEK OF INTENSE FIGHTING IN FALLUJAH, THE U.S. MILITARY HAS NOW RELEASED SOME NUMBERS- IT SAYS MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND SUSPECTED INSURGENTS WERE KILLED, MORE THAN SIXTEEN HUNDRED DETAINED. IN SPITE OF THE FIGHTING SOME IRAQ LEADERS REMAIN OPTIMISTIC THAT ELECTIONS CAN BE HELD AT THE END OF JANUARY.
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to have elections, peace in iraq, this in itself is major achievement...
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ITS ALSO A MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT TO PUT YOUR RIFLE AND KEVLAR VEST TO ONE SIDE AND GIVE THANKS. IN WASHINGTON, I'M BILL PRASAD.))

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A Patrick County man died tonight when he was hit by a car.
State police say 88 year old Thomas Jefferson Cockram of Meadows of Dan was trying to walk across Route 58 about quarter- after- six when he was hit and killed.
Troopers say no charges will be filed against the driver-- a 17 year old girl.

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It's been a slow recovery for Roanoke's parks.
Coming up on News 7, why flood damage has yet to be repaired.
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Plus Lynchburg hopes a few bargain buildings will turn into big investments in the city's economy.
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[Dollar-Buildings]

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Some businesses frame the first dollar they ever make.
And then there are some businesses that only COST a dollar to buy.
Steve Smallshaw explains.
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(( Rodney Taylor knows a good bargain when he sees one.
The long-time Lynchburg businessman whose sportswear shop has become a fixture on Main Street now his sights set closer to the riverfront.
His latest investment cost him the grand total of one dollar.
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((YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR...))
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Taylor is the new owner of an old railroad building on Jefferson Street ... a Charlottesville developer bought the building right next door for the same price.
The crumbling roofs and dilapidated condition of both structures apparently weren't a turn-off.
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((RODNEY TAYLOR/BUSINESSMAN: IT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT LYNCHBURG, IS THAT A LOT OF THE ORIGINAL BUILDINGS ARE STILL HERE AND ALOT OF THEM HAVE BEEN LOST, AND THOSE THAT CAN WE SAVE, AND I THINK THESE BUILDINGS HAVE A LOT OF VALUE AND I THINK THEY ADD A LOT TO THE CHARACTER OF THE CITY AND MAKE LYNCHBURG A NEATER PLACE.))
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Taylor figures he'll spend about a million dollars stabilizing and renovating his building over the next six months ... and then start looking for retailers and restaurateurs to move in.
For him and his future tenants, it's a chance to be part of a revival along the riverfront.
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((TAYLOR: IT'S JUST REALLY EXCITING AND IT'S GOING TO BE .. THESE BUILDINGS ARE RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF WHAT'S GOING TOBE A CITY PARK AND A RIVERFRONT PARK, SO TO ME I THINK IT'S A NATURAL FIT AND SOMETHING THAT I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT SEEING THESE SAVED AS MUCH AS ANYTHING.))
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((TERRI PROFFITT/LYNCH'S LANDING: EVERYTHING THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT FOR SEVERAL YEARS HAS BEEN THAT THE RIVERFRONT WOULD BE THIS INCREDIBLY DYNAMIC HUB WHERE PEOPLE COME AND GATHER. AND THESE DEVELOPERS ARE GOING TO HELP US ACHIEVE THAT VISION. SO FROM THAT STANDPOINT THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT PIECE OF RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT.))
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Both buyers must complete renovations within 3 years and have a tenant 18 months after that ... or pay the city the full price of the buildings ... ten thousand dollars apiece.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

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Some Roanoke parks are not what they used to be and it could be that way for awhile.
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It's been nearly two months since flood water caused extensive damage to several Roanoke Parks.
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They're technically back open but some areas like the playground and ballfields at Wasena Park remain off limits.
The city says it could be spring before the cleanup is complete.
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((GARY HEGNER/ROANOKE PARKS & RECREATION DEPT.: IT TAKES TIME AND WITH NO FEMA DECLARATION FOR GOVERNMENT WE ARE HAVING NO OTHER BACKUP FAR AS FUNDING RIGHT NOW. WE'RE HAVING TAKE CARE OF THIS OUT OF OUR OWN ROUTINE BUDGET.))
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The city says, in a normal year it would have no trouble getting F-E-M-A funds but, because of all the hurricanes, this year it's proving difficult.
Damage estimates for the parks top more than 100-thousand dollars.
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It's not a flood but construction that's causing a problem in another part of Roanoke.
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The city is spending more than 800-thousand dollars to make improvements on Grandin Road.
Workers have already narrowed the street to help slow traffic.
They've also expanded the sidewalks to allow for more outdoor dining.
But the project is taking longer than expected and many merchants say business is suffering as a result.
The project, which will include new landscaping, should now be completed by spring.
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The family of writer Arthur Hailey is planning a party to celebrate his life.
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The author of ``Airport,'' ``Hotel'' and other novels that became hit movies, died yesterday at the age of 84. His wife says doctors at their home in the Bahamas think he died of a stroke. Hailey's knack for turning the mundane into thrilling tales earned him 11 books published in 40 countries and 38 languages, with 170 million copies in print. As per his wishes, his wife says she and his 6 children are planning a party to celebrate his life in January.
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Brent says bundle up if you plan on bargain hunting tomorrow.
The forecast when News 7 returns.
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Plus getting home after the holiday could be tough in one part of the country... after a rock slide took out an interstate.
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[Kilgore-Fraud]


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An old crime with a new high tech spin is getting lots of bites on the Internet.
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"Phishing" is a fraud scheme that uses emails to trick recipients into giving out personal and financial information.

By using email, thieves can access as many as 10- thousand potential victims in a matter of seconds.
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((JERRY KILGORE/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: THINK OF BASS FISHERMEN WHO THROW LURES INTO THE LAKE OR THE POND. EVENTUALLY A FISH IS GOING TO BITE. THE CRIMINALS INVOLVED IN PHISHING OPERATE IN THE SAME WAY. THEY SEND OUT UNSOLICITED EMAIL MADE TO APPEAR AS IF THEY'RE FROM A MERCHANT OR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION.))
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Kilgore plans to introduce legislation this year to help protect Virginia consumers. Credit card officials estimate one- in- every- 20 people who receive fraudulent emails responds. They say anytime an email requests personal information- call the sender to make sure it's legitimate.
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[Rock-Slide]


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A rock slide has closed a 24-mile stretch of Interstate seventy.
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The slide occurred between Glenwood Springs and Gypsum, Colorado.
The Colorado State Patrol reports extensive damage to the road, a bridge and guardrails but no one was hurt.
Crews are cleaning up the mess, and officials say it could be at least tomorrow before the highway can reopen.
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A Thanksgiving ACC Connection and two NFL games but first our extra point.
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The Lions/Colts pre game was special for Detroit fans. Today before the start of the Lions game, the team retired th
e #20 jersey, which was worn by Barry Sanders, Billy Sims, and Len Barney.
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The 3 and 7 Dallas Cowboys got their fourth win of the season today by beating the Chicago Bears thanks to a rookie running back.
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Before kick off, Powell Valley products and former Notre Dame and Virginia stars and brothers Thomas and Julius Jones exchanged thanksgiving day hugs. Julius scored the game's first touchdown on a 33-yard run and finished with 150 yards on 33 carries as the Cowboys bea
t Chicago 21-to-7. Jones [SUPER=30-Dallas/21/Chicago/7;]added a four-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Drew Hensen started for the Cowboys but gave way to Vinny Testeverde in the second half. Chicago's only points came on an R-W McQuarters' 45-yard return of an interception, but the day belonged to Julius Jones.
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The Colts and the Lions started the thanksgiving day football feast.
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Folks turned out in full force in their thanksgiving day attire. Former Virginia tech standout running back and Lions rookie Kevin Jones had a productive day. He rushed for 99 yards on just 12 carriers, maybe they should have given him the ball more. Peyton Manning threw six touchdown passes as Indianapolis beat the Lions 41-to-9 this afternoon in Detroit. It's the w
orst Thanksgiving Day defeat for [SUPER=30-Indianapolis/41/Detroit/9;]the Lions in 65 games they've played on the holid

ay. Manning is now well within reach of Dan Marino's NFL record of 48 touchdown passes in a season. Manning now has 41 for the season.
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[S-Connect]


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Virginia tech and Virginia's 86th meeting Saturday at Lane Stadium willbe extra special for two old rivals.
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[TAKE acc connection FS]
Our Thanksgiving ACC connection takes a look at Jeff King and Dennis Haley in a Pulaski/Salem History lesson and what could be a Peachy post season for the ever expanding ACC.
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((Perhaps no one could predict just how fruitful adding Virginia tech and Miami to the ACC would be. The Hokies, not the Canes are the apple of the league, a top the standings. Both teams are a combined 16 and 4 and ranked in the top 25 and Bowl representatives with ACC ties are loving it. ((:))
The Hokies and Cavs welcome Boston College to the fold next year and that means the Peach Bowl is also thinking about expanding. ((:))
Saturday's Tech/UVa game means several players who know each other well will go head to head. One of the most intriguing match ups will pit former Pulaski County star tight end Jeff King against former Salem running back and now linebacker Dennis Haley. ((:)) ((:))))
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Haley will have his three best friends in the stands against Tech. Major league baseball hopeful and former Cave Spring star Tyler Lumsden, Northside and UCLA linebacker Justin London, and Glenvar and Ohio University receiver Anthony Hackett. The three will also be groomsmen in Haley's wedding in April.

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Saturday at one o'clock at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, two defenses ranked in the top 12 in the country will meet. A strong defensive line and outstanding pass coverage help make Bud Foster's unit tough. UVa's strength seems to come from the linebackers in that 3-4 scheme.
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UVa's 3-4 defense will have to give its secondary a helping hand if Tech's speedy receiver Eddie Royal heats up.

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The freshman 5 foot 10, 170 pound receiver leads the Hokies with 21 catches for 368 yards.
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[S-FFE]


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Friday and Saturday the high school football regional championships kick off across the state. Here's the Friday Football Extra run down with the home teams listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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[Parades]


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It was a day of new traditions and new visitors in New York this Thanksgiving Day.
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Balloon favorites were joined by newcomers SpongeBob SquarePants and Chicken Little over Manhattan in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The procession featured 59 balloons and 27 floats. Santa brought up the rear. The Macy's parade started in 1924 and has only been canceled a few times during World War Two.
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