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Up next on News 7--

U- S troops are cleaning house in Fallujah, but insurgents are still conducting deadly attacks.
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And, firefighters had a big challenge this morning, as they tried to reach a burning home near Boones Mill.
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A nice bright sunny afternoon for the day after Thanksgiving but temperatures will remain chilly. I'll have your forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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Deadly fighting continues in Iraq, as U- S troops continue their clean- up operation in Fallujah.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A British security firm says four of its employees were killed in an attack in Baghdad's Green Zone.
Amid the violence, debate rages on over the elections still planned for January.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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WHILE INSURGENTS CONTINUE THEIR MORTAR ATTACKS IN WESTERN IRAQ....U-S TROOPS PUSH FORWARD IN FALLUJAH. THEIR CLEARING OPERATIONS ARE ONLY ABOUT HALFWAY DONE...AND ARE STILL PROVING TO BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. TWO MARINES WERE KILLED IN AN AMBUSH DURING A HOUSE-TO-HOUSE SEARCH ON THURSDAY.

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THERE'S ALSO WORD THAT FOUR WORKERS FOR A BRITISH SECURITY COMPANY WERE KILLED IN BAGHDAD ON THURSDAY WHEN MORTARS HIT THE HEAVILY FORTIFIED "GREEN ZONE". ABOUT A DOZEN OTHERS WERE INJURED.

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WITH INSURGENTS STILL ACTIVE IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY...SOME SUNNI MUSLIM POLITICIANS WANT JANUARY'S NATIONAL ELECTIONS POSTPONED.

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"I THINK A DELAY OF A FEW MONTHS IS WORTH IT. IT IS WORTH IT IF WE ARE GOING TO INCLUDE GREATER INCLUSION AND WIDER PARTICIPATION IN THE ELECTIONS."
RIGHT NOW MANY SUNNI LEADERS ARE CALLING FOR AN ELECTION BOYCOTT.

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Today 15 parties and political groups, including the group led by former Mr. Pachachi and the two main Kurdish parties, signed a petition calling for the planned Jan. 30 elections to be delayed, possibly by as much as six months.
ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON ))

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Ukrainian opposition leader Victor Yushchenko is set to meet with the country's president and prime minister today.

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It's part of efforts to resolve the crisis over last weekend's presidential election, which Yuschenko says he lost, because the race was rigged.
Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets to protest the results, raising fears of a civil war. Some staged a demonstration outside the Russian embassy today.
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((BECAUSE I DON'T WANT RUSSIA TO INTERFERE IN OUR ELECTION. I THINK RUSSIA HAS NO RIGHT TO TELL US WHAT WE HAVE TO DO, AND OUR ELECTION IS OUR DEAL AND WE HAVE TO CHOOSE OUR PRESIDENT OURSELVES.))
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Leaders from across Europe are also expected to attend today's meeting.
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Firefighters in Franklin County reponded to an early morning call in the Boones Mill area.
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Shortly after three, this house at 420 Plainview Lane suffered major damage to the upper level. The residents were able to escape unharmed and no one else was injured. Tanker trucks had to be brought in for water, because of the home's remote location. Officials won't speculate on what caused the blaze, or on how much damage was done.
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It's not something you'd see from the REAL Santa Claus--
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Undercover police officers happened to be at a bank in Germany during a botched robbery attempt involving two thieves dressed as Santa.
The officers identified themselves when the armed suspects immediately began firing shots at them.
Police returned fire-- killing one of the suspects.
An officer, meanwhile, received life-threatening injuries.
Before they were caught, the two armed Santas had managed to steal tens of thousands of euros.
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Coming up next on the newscast, reports say a member of the British royal family was the target of a kidnapping plot.
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Plus on the medical front, we'll see how a new drug is showing some promise in treating the conditions associated with arthritis.
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An 88 year old man was killed in Patrick County last night when he was hit by a car.
State police say Thomas Jefferson Cockram of Meadows of Dan was trying to walk across Route 58 about quarter- after- six, when he was struck and killed.
Troopers say no charges will be filed against the driver.

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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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((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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In Britain, Prince Harry is back in the headlines again.
This time, there are reports of an alleged plot to kidnap the young prince.
Tom Fenton has details from London.
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Battling arthritis is difficult enough.
But for some, the disease comes with a secondary condition that can lead to kidney failure and even death.
Now researchers are studying a new drug that may be able to stop it.
Doctor Mallika Marshall reports.
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(( PKG (New York, NY) IN HIS 20'S BRIAN WYNNE (win) WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ANKYLOSING (anka-low-sing) SPONDYLITIS (spawn-di-l
ie-tis). A FORM OF ARTHRITIS LED TO SEVERE BONE DEGENERATION AND THREATENED TO CRIPPLE HIM. (SOT-Brian Wynne/42-Years-

Old) "as of now I have a knee replacement and my hips I was told are all degenerated so in time I will need to get my hips replaced." NEWLY DISCOVERED DRUGS HELPED THE NOW 42-YEAR-OLD SIGNIFICANTLY SLOW DOWN THE DISEASE.... BUT IT COU
LDN'T STOP A SECONDARY CONDITION CALLED AMYLOIDOSIS (am-i-loyd-dough-sis). (SOT-Dr. Peter Gorevic/Mt. Sinai Hospital)

"it causes complications of the disease and can lead to death" (STANDUP: Dr. Mallika Marshall/CBS NEWS) AMYLOIDS (am-i-loyds) ARE PROTEINS THE BODY CANNOT BREAK DOWN... WHICH CAN LEAD TO KIDNEY FAILURE AND OTHER COMPLICATIONS. IT'S ESTIMATED ONE PERCENT OF PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE, LIKE ARTHRITIS, ARE AFFECTED... BUT IT COULD BE MANY M
ORE. (SOT-Dr. Peter Gorevic/Mt. Sinai Hospital) "it may be a grossly underdiagnosed complication, it may be much more

frequent than we actually think." WITH HIS KIDNEYS REACHING FAILURE BRIAN WAS SEARCHING FOR AN ORGAN DONOR UNTIL DOCT
ORS PUT HIM ON AN EXPERIMENTAL DRUG CALLED FIBROLLEX (fy-bro-lex). (SOT-Dr. Peter Gorevic/Mt. Sinai Hospital) "this is

probably the first that's being tested it's a drug which we know directly affects the amyloid" INITIAL STUDIES SHOW FIBROLLEX (fy-bro-lex) CAN BREAK DOWN AMYLOIDS ALLOWING THE KIDNEYS TO FILTER PROTEIN AND FUNCTION PROPERLY. ON THE DRU
G FOR OVER A YEAR, BRIAN, WHO WAS ONCE PREPARING FOR KIDNEY REPLACEMENT, HAS SEEN IMPROVEMENT. (SOT-Brian Wynne/42-Yea

rs-Old) "now I'm seeing a steadyness of my condition which, I'm on the regular drug now, so that's hopeful." WITHOUT THE DISCOVERY OF NEW DRUGS BRIAN WOULD VERY LIKELY BE CRIPPLED AND AT A HIGH RISK OF DEATH. TODAY HE STILL HAS A SLIGHT LIMP AND OCCASIONAL PAIN, BUT IT'S MUCH BETTER THAN THE ALTERNATIVE. DOCTOR MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS. ))
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll preview a new movie about one of America's best loved crooners.
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Plus we'll see how some businessmen in Lynchburg are trying to get the most out of their dollar.
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Some companies frame the first dollar they ever make.
That's not the case for a couple of businessmen in Lynchburg.
They've used that dollar to BUY their businesses.
Steve Smallshaw explains.
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You probably remember the songs: "Splish, Splash," "Mack the Knife," "Beyond the Sea."
But do you know the man who made them famous?
The new movie, "Beyond the Sea" tells the life story of singer Bobby Darin.
Kelly Cobiella has a preview.
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(( "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE ONE, THE ONLY, BOBBY DARIN!"
To millions of Americans, Bobby Darin was the King of Cool.

(NATS) "I WANT IT ALL!.."


And he GOT it all, but died when he was just 37 years old, his heart weakened by rheumatic fever. The Grammy winner and sixties movie star is broght back to life in BEYOND THE SEA... pet project of Oscar winner Kevin Spacey.

(SOT KELLY COBIELLA/KEVIN SPACEY) "YOU WERE A BOBBY DARIN FAN BEFORE

THIS PROJECT CAME UP? SPACEY: WELL, IT STARTED WITH MY MOTHER... SHE WAS NUTS ABOUT BOBBY DARIN SO I GREW UP IN A HOUSE WHERE BOBBY DARIN WAS PLAYING ON THE RECORD PLAYER ALL THE TIME."

(NATS) "WHAT'S THE PLAN? WHERE WE GONNA BE IN FIVE YEARS?"


The film shines a spotlight on Darin's quick rise to the top of music charts, and on his relationships, including his rocky marriage to Sandra Dee, played by Kate Bosworth.

(NATS) "WHERE'S MY SYMPATHY? WELL, YOU'RE DOING A PRETTY GOOD JOB

FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELF ALL ALONE."

(SOT: KATE BOSWORTH) "AT FIRST I FELT A LOT OF PRESSURE TO PLAYING HER

JUST BECAUSE SHE'S SUCH AN ICON AND SO MANY PEOPLE GO, OH, I LOVE SANDRA DEE! AND I WOULD THINK, OH GREAT, I HAVE TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT SHE WAS ALL ABOUT!"
Spacey felt pressure, too... from critics, who complain he's too old to play Darin... and from the singer's family. It took months to convince them he could carry Darin's tunes.

(SOT: KEVIN SPACEY) "THEY'VE SEEN IT AND THEY'RE OVER THE MOON SO FOR

ME, I FEEL LIKE I'VE FACED THE BIGGEST CRITICS I COULD HAVE FACED AND ANYTHING FROM THIS POINT IS ICING ON THE CAKE."
For Spacey, none would be sweeter than movie fans walking out of this film still humming a tune sung by the man who gave his heart to entertain. Kelly Cobiella, CBS NEWS, New York. ))

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The high schools are gearing up for regional championships tonight.
We'll take a look at the schedule in Sports.
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Plus Tech and U-V-A hit the gridiron.
But no matter who the winner is, a bowl game is a virtual guarantee for both.
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Virginia Tech and Virginia's 86th meeting tomorrow at Lane Stadium will be extra special for two old rivals.
Steve Mason 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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Today and tomorrow, 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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