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Coming up on News 7-
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Family and friends remember a Martinsville Marine killed in Iraq. Playtime is over at one toy store, after someone releases pepper spray. And thousands of people hit Virginia roads to head back home from the holiday. Plus, the pretty woman is officially a pretty mama.
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News 7 is next.

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((BEING A MARINE, I KNOW HE WAS IN THE FORE FRONT SOMEWHERE AND IT'S JUST VERY SAD.))
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Friends and family of a marine that died in Iraq celebrate his life.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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The funeral was held in Martinsville where Lance Corporal Demarkus Brown grew up. The service not only mourned death of the marine, but also honored his life. Jeremy Butterfield has more.
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((22 year old Lance Corporal Demarkus Brown was killed in in action November 19th in Iraq. Sunday, hundreds of friends and family members gathered to remember the soldier, and celebrate his life.
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((nat sound))
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Brown grew up in Martinsville and graduated from Laurel Park High School in 2000, where he excelled in wrestling and track. Family members say he had a dream of serving in the military.
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((AND WHEN YOU SEE MARK FOR WHO HE WAS THEN YOU KNOW HE DIED DOING WHAT HE LOVED DOING AND THAT WAS SERVING HIS COUNTRY.))
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Those who grew up with Brown remembered him in the same way.
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[IN Q=He was full of character.]

((HE WAS FULL OF CHARACTER. HE WAS VERY LOVABLE AND OUTGOING AND HE NEVER MET A STRANGER. HE LED A FULL LIFE, SUCH A SHORT LIFE, BUT I FEEL LIKE IT WAS A FULL LIFE.))
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BUTT BUTT BUTT
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[IN Q=He was just very lovable.]

((HE WAS JUST VERY LOVABLE. EVERYBODY, I HAVE NEVER KNOWN EVEN DURING THE TIME HE WAS IN SCHOOL THAT HE HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH ANYONE HE WAS THERE TRYING TO MEDIATE YOU KNOW, AND THAT'S JUST THE KIND OF GUY HE WAS.))
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Friends say Brown was always interested in military service and was deeply involved with the junior ROTC program during high school.
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((HE WAS JUST SO OVERWHELMED WITH ROTC AND HE WOULD COME BY OFTEN AND TELL ME YOU KNOW MS. WALLER WHEN I GET IN SERVICE I'M GOING TO RETIRE, I'M COMING BACK, AND I'M GOING TO DO SOME THINGS.))
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[OUT Q=and I'm going to do some things.]

All those at the funeral will remember Brown as a honorable soldier first, but also a respected member of the Martinsville community. Jeremy Butterfield, News 7, Martinsville.))

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The Sunday after Thanksgiving has traditionally been the busiest travel day of the year and today was no exception.
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Thousands of holiday travelers spent the majority of their day behind the wheel-- making sections of Interstate-81 look more like a parking lot than a highway.
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((MOVING FROM 77 ONTO 81 WAS A BIT OF A NIGHTMARE. WE SAW FOUR ACCIDENTS IN THE SPAN OF ONE MILE.))
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Most of the drivers heading through Virginia saw a large presence of State Police today. 75-percent of Virginia State Police troopers were on duty.
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((MOST OF THE SUMMONS ISSUED DURING THIS CARE HOLIDAY TRAVEL DAY WILL BE FOR RECKLESS DRIVING SPEEDING, WILL ALSO BE LOOKING FOR DUI, PEOPLE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, BUT MOST OF THE ENFORCEMENT WILL BE WITH TRAFFIC MOVING VIOLATIONS.))
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Triple-A estimates this year's travel volume will be above pre-nine-eleven levels for the first time. They estimated more than one million Virginian's would travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday.
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Across the nation, some travelers had their holiday return plans disrupted by bad weather -- meaning cancelled flights, long lines, and long waits. Kelly Cobiella has that part of the story.
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((For tens of millions of Americans making the annual pilgrimage home... it was a BAD day to be behind the wheel. Snow slowed DRIVERS in parts of the west... and heavy rain stopped some altogether in the Northeast. In New York, a tour bus flipped on rain-slicked roads.
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And the weather was no help at busy airports across the country, where families braced for long lines...
(LGA NATS 023448) "HOW MANY ARE GOING? UM, FOUR."

...crowded terminals and the usual holiday headaches. High winds and SEVERE downpours caused delays in Philadelphia and New York.
(SOT 24012) "ONE HOUR DELAY. NOT THAT BAD FOR A HOLIDAY."

But the wait time was measured in DAYS for thousands trying to leave Reno....
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"THEY'RE TELLING US WE'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE." Heavy snow snapped an airport antenna that helps guide pilots during bad weather... stopping air traffic for SEVEN HOURS Saturday. Dozens of flights were cancelled ((Some were even forced to wait until Monday to return home?)). Some took their chances on snowy mountain roads... rather than wait for a new flight.
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"GONNA DRIVE A CAR DOWN TO VEGAS AND PRAY THE GOOD LORD LETS US OUT OF VEGAS" From bus terminals to train stations, america was moving. Amtrak added 60 trains to keep up with the holiday rush.
(KELLY COBIELLA 23708) "THIS THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A

RECORD ONE. AND WHILE THE NUMBER OF TRAVELERS DID NOT SURPASS THE HIGH MARK OF 45 MILLION SET IN 1995, IT WAS STILL THE BUSIEST SINCE 911."
(SOT SINCLAIR 02:32:13) "THIS WEEKEND WE SAW A TOTAL OF 37 MILLION

PEOPLE TRAVELING.." Robert Sinclair is with Triple-A.
(ROBERT SINCLAIR 2:32:34) "PEOPLE ARE SHOWING MORE CONFIDENCE IN THE

SECURITY SYSTEM NOW THAT THE TSA HAS STANDARDIZED PROCEDURES, AND PEOPLE LIKE TO DRIVE IN THE UNITED STATES SO I THINK WE'RE SEEING A CULMINATION OF BOTH THESE TRENDS RAMPING UP MORE AND MORE SINCE 9-11." Kelly Cobiella, CBS NEWS, New York.))

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At least two people are confirmed dead following the crash of a charter plane in Montrose, Colorado.
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Six people were believed to be on-board, including NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol. Officials say there were three survivors, including Ebersol. Two bodies have been recovered-- now rescuers are searching through the rugged terrain for another person who is missing.
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((SCOTT BROWNLEE/MONTROSE REGIONAL AIRPORT; IT STRETCHES ACROSS A PRETTY LARGE AREA FROM WHERE THE AIRCRAFT FIRST TOUCHED DOWN AND BASICALLY IS, AH, KINDA FLATTENED EVERYTHING, AH, FROM THERE UNTIL WHERE THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST))
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Montrose Regional Airport serves the *Telluride* Ski Area and is located about 185 miles southwest of Denver. Dick Ebersol became president of the sports division in 1989, and served as executive producer of Saturday Night Live.
There's no word on the extent of his injuries.
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[Toy-Pepper]


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Some holiday shoppers got more than they bargained for at a toy store in New York.
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Shoppers at Toys-R-Us in Times Square had to be evacuated after someone released pepper spray inside the store. Three people were taken to the hospital and dozens of others were treated for irritated eyes.
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((JUAN RAMIREZ/SHOPPER: EVERYBODY WAS COUGHING AT THE SAME TIME AND THEN PEOPLE TRIED YOU KNOW GO OUT BUT UH OUT AND THEN MY WIFE GOT VERY SICK.))
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Police say the person released the spray inside the elevator and the fumes went throughout the store.
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Still ahead on News 7 at Eleven -- some are asking for Iraq's elections to be delayed, but the government says no way...
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and twins are twice as nice for Julia Robers.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports office. Coming up later, the Redskins run into the Steel Curtain and Vick leads the Falcons past the Saints in week 12 of the NFL season. Plus, Bryan Stinespring reflects on a satisfying few weeks, and we'll try to clear up the bowl picture. And UVA whips the spiders on the hardwood. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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To delay or not to delay the upcoming Iraqi presidential election? That's the question weighing heavily on the minds of the potential Iraqi voters and those who don't want to see anything change. Charlie D'Agata brings us the latest from Baghdad.
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((Mile for mile, there is no more dangerous stretch of road in the world than the trip from Baghdad's airport to downtown.
(AP-APTN-1300: Iraq Violence: soldier sot)
SOT: THE TARGET APPEARS TO BE AN AMERICAN CONVOY

Two US soldiers were wounded...the suicide car bomber drove up alongside the convoy and detonated. It was the same "car-bomb" story a day before. There IS another way of getting to Baghdad...a suicidal 15 hour drive from Jordan, through bandit badlands of the western desert. Then through Ramadi...AND Fallujah. NOT an option these days. If you want to strangle this country, the airport road is a good place to put a chokehold. BRIDGE: FACT IS, THE AIRPORT ROAD COMES UNDER ATTACK EVERY DAY. SMALL ARMS, AMBUSHES, OR CAR BOMBS LIKE TODAY. THE ATTACKS ARE AS A SCARE TACTIC AS MUCH AS ANYTHING ELSE...WHO ON EARTH WANTS TO RISK COMING TO BAGHDAD TO HELP THE IRAQIS...ESPECIALLY AT THE TIME OF ELECTIONS. So it's come down to a standstill between the Sunnis, who are being realistic about security concerns and want to delay the elections, and Shiites, who DON'T want a postponement, and have the majority of the population -- and, in effect, the Iraqi government -- on their side.
UPSOT: DEP PRIME MINISTER SOT Barham Saleh, Dep. PM,

"UNDER THE LAW IT CANNOT BE POSTPONED AND THE GOVERNMENT IS WORKING ON THE PREMISE THAT THE ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD ON TIME." There is no possible compromise...either the country holds elections on schedule, or it doesn't...Iraq's deep division are growing deeper.))

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An Indian tribe that lost millions of acres of land to outsiders is now getting at least some of it back.
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Stan Calvert didn't want to see his land turned into housing or commercial developments, so he donated all 150-acres of it to the Miami Indians -- who used to live on the land.
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((STAN CALVERT/LAND OWNER: TO SEE PEOPLE SO MONEY HUNGRY, SO GRUBBING, THAT THEY WANT TO TEAR IT DOWN//////PRINCIPAL CHIEF BRIAN BUCHANAN/MIAMI NATION OF INDIANS OF INDIANA: AND TO HEAR THE WARMTH THAT CAME OUT OF HIS HEART ON THE REASONS WHY HE WANTED TO GIVE THIS LAND I KNEW THEN HE WASN'T CRAZY, I JUST KNEW HE WAS A PASSIONATE MAN WHO WANTED TO DO SOMETHING RIGHT FOR ONCE. ))
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The agreement stipulates that the Miami Indians must keep the land free of urbanized development, or the ownership will revert to the Calvert family.
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The Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow over whether to legalize pot for medical use.
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Federal prosecutors insist marijuana is addictive, and legalizing any private use would give drug traders an easy loophole. The Justice Department argues that even if the drug is grown at a private home for medical purposes, it still falls in their jurisdiction. But, the State of California and others have filed briefs in the case, saying the federal government has no power over medical drugs that stay within state lines. Others in the case say they just want to help sick patients who are in pain.
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Up ahead on the newscast, Michael Vick proves his worth with a last minute win. We'll have the highlights in sports.
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and also, it's a special birth at one zoo, where a baby gorilla is the star of the show.
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A simple donation could help save a life.
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Tina Urquhart (ERK-IT) and Jennifer Cockram (COCK-RUM) share something in common. They both donated their newborn child's umbilical cord. The cord contains stem cells that could be used to help save a life.
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((BECAUSE THEY ARE USING STEM CELLS FOR MORE AND MORE THINGS AND THIS IS A WAY TO DO IT WITHOUT HARMING ANYBODY, IT'S THROWN AWAY, SO IT'S FREE. AND THEY CAN USE IT TO SAVE CHILDREN.))
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Both mothers say the process was the easiest part of child-birth and they just want to get the word out.
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((EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW WHAT THEIR OPTIONS ARE AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WAY TO HELP PEOPLE. THE MORE PEOPLE THAT KNOW ABOUT, IT THE MORE PEOPLE THAT MIGHT DO IT, THE MORE PEOPLE THAT MIGHT BE HELPED.))
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The women say the background checks for the donation do take some time so mothers interested should start the process early into their pregnancy.
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It's a boy AND girl for Academy Award winner Julia Roberts.
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Roberts delivered twins Hazel Patricia Moder and Phinnaeus (Finn-ee-uhs) Walter Moder this morning at a Southern California hospital. The 37-year-old actress was confined to bed last month after having early contractions. She wasn't due until early January. A spokeswoman says Roberts and the babies are "doing great.'' Roberts married cinematographer Danny Moder in July of 2002. The twins are the couple's first.
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Coming up, week 12 NFL highlights, we'll try to clear up the bowl picture for Tech and UVA, plus the Cavaliers manhandle Richmond in roundball, but first our extra point,
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Fred Couples continued his dominance at the Skins Game, picking up $640,000 on Sunday to clinch his fifth career Skins Game title. It took Freddy four extra holes to subdue Tiger Woods.
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The Steelers top ranked defense was too much for the Redskins to overcome today in the Steel City as Joe Gibbs and company fell to 3 and 8 on the season.
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Jerome Bettis put together his 4th straight 100 yard rushing game for the black and gold and that short touchdown.


Patrick Ramsey had a late scoring strike to Chris Cooley,
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but the Redskins managed just 156 total yards and lost 16 to 7.
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The Atlanta Falcons moved to the brink of just the third division championship in team history today, taking out the Saints behind Michael Vick.
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Vick made it look easy in the first half. His 16 yard TD scamper got the Dirty Birds on the board, capping off a 57 yard drive that took over three and a half minutes.
But the Saints rallied and led 21-17 late, before Vick found Alge Crumpler on a 20 yard TD pass with just 1:22 left giving the Falcons back the lead.
[SUPER=30-New Orleans/21/Atlanta/24/;]

Aaron Brooks tried to win it for the Saints, but his long bomb was picked off by DeAngelo Hall as the Falcons improved to 9 and 2 with the 24-21 win.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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At the Meadowlands, the Eagles wrapped up their 4th straight NFC title by making Eli Manning look like a rookie. Quinton Mikell intercepted Manning in the end zone in the second quarter with Philly up 7-6.
Brian Westbrook scored two touchdowns for the Eagles including this 34 yard TD reception thanks to some pretty solid blocking. The Eagles routed the Giants 27 to 6.
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The Bengals and the Browns combined for 106 points today in Cincinnati. Carson Palmer tossed 4 TD passes as the Bengals took out the Browns 58 to 48, fueling speculation that Butch Davis is on his way out of Cleveland.
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And finally, the Patriots survived the rain and the muck in Foxboro to knock off Baltimore. Cory Dillon rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown in the 24 to 3 victory.
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The Hokies are up to number 10 in the new AP poll this week, and remained 11th in the Coaches Poll released earlier today. The Hokies have now won 7 straight games including yesterday's come from victory over UVa. It's a satisfying accomplishment for many including offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring, who has more than silenced his critics this season.
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Virginia is 18th in both polls following the loss to Tech. The Cavs bowl destination is likely narrowed down to Boise for the Micron PC Bowl on December 27th, Shreveport for the December 28th Independence Bowl as an at large team, or the Houston Bowl. But the Peach Bowl in Atlanta cannot be ruled out, although the Tech-Miami loser is likely headed there. The Peach is expected to select its SEC rep as early as Monday.
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The Florida Gators are likely to be the pick of the Peach, because Alabama is expected to accept an invite to play
Minnesota in the Music City Bowl early this week.


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Pete Gillen's Cavalier hoop team improved to 4 and oh on the season today, whipping Richmond by 27.
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Devin Smith led the way by scoring 26 points for UVA. The Hoos nailed 11 three's in the game including that one by Smith from the corner pocket.
A little later, JR Reynolds was off the mark, but Elton Brown was there to clean up the mess.
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He tallied 12 points and 10 boards as the Cavaliers rolled past the Spiders 85 to 58. UVA plays at Northwestern Wednesday night in the ACC-Big 10 challenge.
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Julia Roberts' twins aren't the only babies making headlines this weekend.
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Boston's Franklin Park Zoo showed off its latest addition Saturday with the first public showing of a three-day old baby gorilla. The planned pregnancy was part of the zoo's Species Survival Plan that ensures diversity and demographic stability of their animals. Zoo veterinarians say the baby gorilla hasn't been named yet because it takes a few months before the gender can be determined. (------------)