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Coming up on News 7 at Five - Ukraine's top court stops Sunday's election results from being finalized.
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and the Roanoke Rescue Mission cooks up a Happy Thanksgiving for hundreds of area families in need.
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A blustery afternoon across southwest and central virginia with rainshowers this morning, even a few flurries this afternoon. Details on what to wear if you're headed out for those great bargains tomorrow and a sneak peak at the weekend forecas

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In medical news, help for leukemia patients who can't find bone marrow matches.
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and a high flying Spongebob leads the way for Macy's big day. We'll take a look at the Thanksgiving Day Parade .
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America's biggest toy store re-opens in Manhattan.
Don't go away, News 7 at Five is next.
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Today's blustery conditions left dozens of people in the dark.
American Electric Power reports scattered outages due to the high winds ... by mid-afternoon, close to 90 people in Fieldale, 50 in Roanoke and another 30 in Stuart were without power.
A-E-P expected to have most of those customers back on by the end of the day.

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A gay activist from New York is getting some help with his legal battle against the Reverend Jerry Falwell.
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Christopher Lamparello runs "fallwell-dot-com" ... a website dedicated to criticizing Falwell's views on homosexuality.
Last year, Falwell sued, claiming the site violated federal trademark law by using a common mis-spelling of Falwell's name as its domain name.
A Richmond judge ordered Lamparello to stop using the name ... that decision was appealed to the Fourth Circuit.


Now the A-C-L-U has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Lamparello, arguing his web site is protected free speech.
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Ukraine's Supreme Court is stepping into the country's election dispute.
Kremlin backed Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych's (yah-noo-KOH'-vichz) won a highly disputed victory in Sunday's run off election.
The high court has prohibited making the election results official until an appeal, filed by Opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko (yoo-SHEN'-koh) earlier today, is resolved.
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Protesters have crowded the streets of Kiev since the election
Yushchenko (yoo-SHEN'-koh) is calling for a nationwide strike.
Electoral officials yesterday declared Yanukovych (yah-noo-KOH'-vichz) the winner.
The U-S and European Union have said they can not accept the results as legitimate.
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It's the second Thanksgiving U-S troops have spent in Iraq, and holiday or not, the fighting continues.
Coalition troops have rounded up more insurgents and found a huge weapons cache in Fallujah.
Charlie D'Agata has more from Baghdad on this holiday at war.

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(((nats...gunfire) LOCATOR: SOUTH OF BAGHDAD
No day off for the thousands of Marines in the "triangle of death"...an area south of Baghdad rife with insurgents and criminals.
Joining them were British troops -- busting down doors on "Millionaire's Row," home to mob bosses and old Saddam cronies.
Suspects have been hauled in....and they're finding piles of weapons.

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And claimed discoveries, too in Fallujah...Iraqi officials say their troops found a "chemical lab," though they offered little evidence aside from a few bottles and couple of notebooks on how to make bombs.
FONT: VOICE OF TRANSLATOR AND THEY ALSO TALK ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF ANTHRAX."
If it were the real deal, the announcement probably would have come from US military officials here or the Pentagon.
The same Iraqi officials also claim they collared one of Abu Musab al Zarqawi's deputies.

(nats...soldier cutting turkey) LOCATOR: BAGHDAD, IRAQ


But the big news in Iraq Thursday, was not a MILITARY operation...but a CULINARY operation.
140,000 US troops skipped the MRE's and ate a real Thanksgiving dinner, real turkey, real trimmings, right down to pumpkin pie.

(BRIDGE) CHARLIE D'AGATA/BAGHDAD, IRAQ


IT'S ALWAYS TOUGH FOR TROOPS TO BE AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AT THIS TIME OF YEAR. BUT ESPECIALLY SO THIS YEAR, WITH WIDESPREAD VIOLENCE PREDICTED IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS AHEAD OF ELECTIONS IN JANUARY. FOR MOST, THEY'LL BE THANKFUL WHEN THEY GET TO GO HOME. SAFELY.

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"MY WISH IS THAT THERE ARE SUCCESSFUL ELECTIONS IN IRAQ, THAT WE CAN GO HOME, AND JUST THAT THERE'S PEACE."
a brief respite from the war...

SOT - CHASE HOTINGER/US ARMY "IN HERE YOU CAN GET AWAY FROM IRAQ, I

GUESS. THIS IS THE BEST MEAL OF THE YEAR."
The first meal in weeks that didn't come out of a plastic bag...good enough reason for giving thanks.

(nats..soldiers at table shouting "HAPPY THANKSGIVING!")


CHARLIE D'AGATA, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD.))

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His is a name you most likely don't associate with Thanksgiving. But SpongeBob Squarepants stole the show at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Manuel Gallegus has the highlights from New York.
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((NAT Charlie brown, charlie brown LOCATOR: NEW YORK CITY
CHARLIE BROWN, RONALD MCDONALD, KERMIT THE FROG... THE OLD SCHOOL CROWD PLEASERS AT THE MACYS THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE.
-nats- drum beat nat pans up to kid
BUT EACH YEAR THE CLASSICS ARE UP-STAGED BY AT LEAST ONE NEW ARRIVAL THIS TIME THE TALK OF BROADWAY WAS SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS.

-nat sot -I want to see spongebob


AT 62 FEET TALL, WITH 16, 200 CUBIC FEET OF HELIUM PARADE ORGANIZERS SAY SPONGE BOB IS THE TOUGHEST BALLOON TO HANDLE
-STAND-UP- Manuel Gallegus, New York The weather is always a concern at the thanksgiving day parade--no rain this year, but it was a little gusty and that gave the balloon handlers a little extra challenge.
BALLOON HANDLERS KEPT THEIR TETHERS A LITTLE SHORTER THIS YEAR .

-NAT-SOT- is it a bit of a struggle out there today-yeah.


BUT ITS STILL A GREAT JOB TO HAVE ON THANKSGIVING.
you guys havin fun? Yeah!
PEOPLE COME FROM ALL OVER TO SEE THE PARADE.
-nats- MIAMI
-nats- SOUTH CAROLINA
-nats- NEW HAMPSHIRE

-nat sot- were from Tennessee and new york is fabulous!


MANY OF THE VISITORS HAVE KIDS IN THE SPECTACLE AND THEY WERE LUCKY THIS YEAR. WARMER WEATHER, NO RAIN, JUST A SMOOTH START TO THE HOLIDAY SEASON MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))
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If you were fretting about preparing a big meal for your relatives today, imagine having more than a THOUSAND people over for dinner.
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That's what they were doing at the Roanoke Rescue Mission, which offered the traditional Thanksgiving fare to hundreds of local families.
Officials say they expect to see a record crowd this year, despite an improving national economy.
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((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSIN 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 come out every Thanksgiving to help prepare and serve the food.
Today, they cooked 62 turkeys and 30 hams.
There also were more than 400 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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If a solitary chocolate candy after dinner isn't enough for you, perhaps you should travel to Germany.
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To celebrate its 200th anniversary, the country's oldest chocolate factory created an entire *room* made of chocolate. Confectioners and decorators spent months producing 108 wall panels made of sweet and bitter-sweet chocolate with an extra coat of chocolate "paint" for the final touch. The same materials were used to create dishes, vases, silhouette pictures and even the armrest and back of a chair. The recipe called for more than 17-hundred pounds of chocolate.
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Coming up on News 7 at Five - Christmas trees are once again allowed to deck the halls of Roanoke apartments -
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and in health check - help for leukemia patients may rely on new born babies. See how umbilical cord blood is saving lives when bone marrow matches can't be found.
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People living in apartments will once again be able to celebrate Christmas with a live tree.
Fire code banned live trees lsat year in apartment buildings and churches without sprinkler systems.(------------)
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But people complained- saying they wanted live Christmas trees.
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((CAPTAIN MARLAN MORRIS/ROANOKE FIRE MARSHAL: I THINK THE PUBLIC OUTCRY WAS SUCH THAT WE BEGAN THE POSSIBLITY OF CONSIDERING A NEW APPROACH TO THAT PROBLEM.))
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The code was also tough to enforce-
So, when it was time to review fire codes- that code was changed.
This season, Live trees will be allowed in multi-unit buildings and houses of worship.
But fire officials warn that trees are extremely flammable.
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((CAPTAIN MARLAN MORRIS/ROANOKE FIRE MARSHAL: JUST THE EXPERIENCE WITH SYMMETRY OF THE TREE THE AIR MOVING UP THE TREE THROUGHOUT THE TREE SUPPORTS COMBUSTION AT A VERY HIGH RATE. HEAT RELEASED IS SIGNIFICANT.))
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The new fire code covers several states including Virginia.
Captain Morris says people need to water live trees daily and keep them away from heat sources.
Never light candles near a tree.
If needles fall off in your hand, get rid of the tree.
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Leukemia patients can survive the disease with a bone marrow transplant.
But finding a matching donor can be difficult. Now there may be a life saving alternative.
Doctor Sean Kenniff explains how new life can now save a life.
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(((nats)(New York, NY) NINE YEARS AGO STEPHEN SPRAGUE NEVER DREAMED OF BEING A WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR.... BACK THEN HE ONLY DREAMED OF SURVIVING.

(SOT-Steven Sprague/56-years-old)

actually nine years ago this month - day after thanksgiving I was shockingly diagnosed with CML a form of adult leukemia.
TO LIVE HE NEEDED A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT..... BUT A MATCHING DONOR COULDNT BE FOUND.

(SOT-Steven Sprague/56-years-old)

when I found out I had no marrow match I was planning to, preparing to die.

(STANDUP: Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS)

DESPITE THIS STEVEN SAYS HE WAS IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME. BECAUSE IT WAS THEN HE MET A DOCTOR EXPERIMENTING WITH CORD BLOOD TRANSPLANTS.

(nats)

TAKEN AFTER A BABY IS BORN.... CORD BLOOD HOLDS PRECIOUS STEM CELLS..... WHICH CAN REPLACE CANCER CELLS IN A LEUKEMIA PATIENT.

(nats)

CATALOGUED AND HELD HERE AT THE NATIONAL CORD BLOOD PROGRAM... THE BLOOD HAS SAVED THE LIVES OF MANY SICK CHILDREN. BUT SOME DOCTORS HAVE BEEN SCEPTICAL USING IT ON ADULTS. HAVING THEIR PATIENTS INSTEAD HOLD OUT FOR A BONE MARROW DONOR.... A DECISION THAT CAN TURN DEADLY.

(SOT-Dr. Pablo Rubinstein/Director, National Cord Blood Program)

less than half of all the patients who are looking for transplant will get one.
DOCTOR PABLO RUBINSTEIN WHO RUNS THE CENTER SAYS NO ONE SHOULD GO WITHOUT A TRANSPLANT... AND POINTS TO NEW RESEARCH IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE... SHOWING CORD BLOOD CAN BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS BONE MARROW IN ADULT LEUKEMIA PATIENTS. PLUS, FINDING MATCHING CORD BLOOD IS EASIER AND THE TRANSPLANTATION PROCESS IS MUCH FASTER.

(SOT-Dr. Pablo Rubinstein/Director, National Cord Blood Program)

"these two factors combined make cord blood a very attractive alternative."
THE TRANSPLANT SAVED STEVEN'S LIFE AND TODAY HE'S RETURNING THE FAVOR. THE WEBSITE HE WORKS ON IS FOR THE NATIONAL CORD BLOOD PROGRAM... HELPING PATIENTS FIND THE LIFE SAVING BLOOD THEY NEED. DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
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Coming up - Brent will let you know what shopping weather is in store for this weekend
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and later - a toy legend comes back to life. Retailer F-A-O Schwarz is ringing in the season with cash registers once again.
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Still to come - See who's the "Hoo" to watch as Virginia takes on Tech this weekend.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your thanksgiving day ticker. What would Thanksgiving be without the Detroit Lions, although they wished that they could forget about today as the Indianapolis Colts feasted on them.
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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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With all of the 300 pounders who will be on the field Saturday for the 86th meeting between Tech and UVa - it's a five-foot seven inch 185 pounder who is creating the most interest as game day approached. Mike Stevens explains.
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(( Mike Imoh's final carry against Maryland was punctuated by the dive for the endzone. The end result was also a strained hamstring. Trainer Mike Goforth says Imoh is "still a work in progress" and that his availability will likely be a game time decision. If he can't go - Cedric Humes - who is finally healed both physically and mentally is ready to step in. ((CEDRIC HUMES:)) Justin Hamilton will also help carry the load and take a moment to get reacquainted with one his old high school rivals - UVa all-American tight end Heath Miller - who was a quarterback at Honaker.)) ((JUSTIN HAMILTON:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))


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Imoh is not just drawing rave reviews from his coach and teammates in Blacksburg. The UVa coaching staff has also taken notice.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six we will havea Thanksgiving WDBJ-7 ACC Connection, see ya then everybody.

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The U-S dollar is in a steady spiral against foreign currency..
That means American tourists could face unexpected financial problems overseass.
Jim Boulden reports from London.
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F-A-O Schwarz has a lot to be thankful for today.
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The luxury toy store reopened its doors this morning.
Competition from discount retailers forced the store into bankruptcy, and it closed the doors of its landmark Manhattan store in February.
Now, the store has returned along with its image as an extravagant playland.
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