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Marines continue their sweep through Fallujah, finding weapons and medical caches across the former insurgent stronghold.
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[SUPER=03-Fallujah;]

House to house searches in Fallujah have so far turned up more than 350 weapons stockpiles. A trail of leaflets led Marines to what they believe was intended to be a field hospital for wounded insurgents.
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((LT. CO. LEONARD DE FANCISCI/MARINE CIVIL AFFAIRS- IT WASNT HIGH ON OUR LIST INITIALLY, BUT WHEN WE DID CHECK OUT HIS BUILDING WE NOTICE THERE WAS SOME MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND ALSO A LOT OF PROPAGANDA.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Co. Leonard de Fancisci/Marine Civil Affairs;]
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[VO-NAT]

Abu Musab al Zarqawi may be on the run since the fall of Fallujah. Now officials think he's in Mosul after his group claimed responsibility for killing several members of the Iraqi security forces in that city.
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[Anchor=Susan]
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The Islamic Republic News Agency is reporting Iran is offering to help train Iraqi border guards. Iran's deputy interior minister for security affairs say his country will even equip the Iraqis, as well as help with reconstruction.

[11Brown-Funeral]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Friends and family of a Marine who died in Iraq not only mourned his death, but also honored his life.
The funeral was held in Martinsville yesterday where Lance Corporal Demarkus Brown grew up. Jeremy Butterfield has more.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville; 07]
[SUPER=01-Donna Robertson/Brown's Cousin; 27]
[SUPER=01-Karen Scales-Waller/High School Counselor; 50]
[SUPER=20-Jeremy Butterfield/jbutterfield*wdbj7.com; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=Jeremy Butterfield, News 7, Martinsville.]


((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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[OUT Q=that was serving his country.]

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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[IN Q=He was just so overwhelmed with]

((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.))

[L'burg-Shooting]


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[WRITER=dgr]
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A Lynchburg taxi driver is recovering in the hospital after a botched robbery attempt early Sunday morning. 51 year old James Marshall Crawford told police he picked up a man wearing a puffy black jacket shortly after 1 o'clock. The passenger tried to rob Crawford at the intersection of 5th and Polk streets. Crawford got out and started to run when the suspect shot him in the neck and shoulder. (++++++++++++) [Take Crimestoppers FS] Anyone with information on the robbery attempt is asked to call Lynchburg Police or Central Virginia Crimestoppers at 1-888-798-5900.
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[Vo-Marijuana]


[ANCHOR=Susan]
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The U-S Supreme Court today considers whether patients in eleven states can legally use marijuana for medical reasons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

At issue is whether states have the power to allow the use of drugs banned by the federal government. The Bush administration contends the state laws permitting the use of medical marijuana violate federal drug laws. Chief Justice William Rehnquist will miss this court session as he continues treatment for thyroid cancer.

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[Ukraine-Elections]


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In the Ukraine today, that country's highest court considers the opposition's appeal for the new presidential elections.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kiev, Ukraine]

Supporters of opposition candidate Victor Yushchenko (yoo-SHEN'-koh) have been flooding the streets of Kiev for the past week. They've issued an ultimatum to the outgoing president, giving him 24 hours to fire prime minister Victor Yanukovych (yah-noo-KOH'-vich). The Prime Minister won last week's bitterly disputed vote that has divided the former Soviet republic.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
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[GRAPHIC=Business News]
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In business news, you've heard about Black Friday, but what about Black Monday?
Marcella Palmer explains in this morning's Marketwatch.

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((THE DAY RETAILERS RACK UP THE SALES IS CALLED BLACK FRIDAY. THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING IS TRADITIONALLY THE BUSIEST SHOPPING DAY OF THE YEAR... WELL HERE'S A NEWER TRADITION... BLACK MONDAY, THE DAY INTERNET RETAILERS RING UP THE SALES. ON LINE SHOPPING REVENUE IS EXPECTED TO GROW BY 25 PERCENT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, AN ESTIMATED 15-BILLION DOLLARS... THE REASON TODAY'S THE MOST ACTIVE SHOPPING DAY ON THE WEB, ACCORDING TO CONSUMER EXPERTS, PEOPLE HAVE RETURNED TO WORK AND THE JOB IS A FAVORITE INTERNET SHOPPING LOCATION.
U-S AIRWAYS GROUP AND TWO GENERAL ELECTRIC UNITS SET A 140-MILLION DOLLAR FUNDING LEASE PACT. THE AGREEMENT PROVIDES THE BANKRUPT CARRIER WITH MUCH NEEDED FUNDS AS IT ATTEMPTS TO REORGANIZE ITS FINANCES AND OPERATIONS.
THIN POST HOLIDAY TRADING DURING FRIDAYS ABBREVIATED SESSION. THE MARKET WAS VIRTUALLY UNCHANGED... THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY UP 1. THE NASDAQ HELD STEADY AT THE FLAT LINE..
THE DOLLAR CONTINUED TO FALL TO RECORD LEVELS AGAINST THE EURO.
WOULD YOU PAY 80 DOLLARS OR MORE FOR A DESIGNER CHRISTMAS TREE? THE STURDY, LUSH AND FRAGRANT NOBLE FIR IS IT. THE TREE IS BEING SHIPPED ACROSS THE COUNTRY FROM AN OREGON TREE FARM TO TEST MARKET THE DEMAND FOR A HIGHER PRICED CHRISTMAS TREE.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ONTO OUR SITE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN NEW YORK I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))


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[11Holiday-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Holiday travelers hit the roads yesterday.
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Thousands of drivers 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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[IN Q=Moving from 77 onto 81]

((MOVING FROM 77 ONTO 81 WAS A BIT OF A NIGHTMARE. WE SAW FOUR ACCIDENTS IN THE SPAN OF ONE MILE.))
[SUPER=01-Rebecca Surratt/Traveler]
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[OUT Q=in the span of one mile.]
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[VO-NAT]

Most of the drivers heading through Virginia saw a number of officers yesterday. 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.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Mike King/Virginia State Police]
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[OUT Q=with traffic moving violations.]
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[VO-NAT]

Triple-A estimates this year's travel volume will be above pre-9-11 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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[Xmas-Tree]


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The nation's Christmas Tree arrives at its final destination later this morning. And for the first time it's a tree from Virginia.
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The 70 foot red spruce will reside on the grounds of the U-S Capitol. It was cut from George Washington National Forest earlier this month. School children from around the Old Dominion made five thousand ornaments for its branches.
[SUPER=03-Salem/November 21;]

The tree made dozens of stops across the Commonwealth as it made its way to the nation's capital, including the Roanoke Valley.
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[COMM] [Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
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In business news, Americans flocked to the stores on Friday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[11Cord-Donation]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A simple donation could help save a life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Tina Urquhart 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.))
[SUPER=01-Tina Urquhart/Donor]
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[OUT Q=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.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Cockram/Donor]
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[OUT Q=people that might be helped.]
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[VO-NAT]

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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[Healthy-Living]


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More than 10-thousand American children under the age of 13 are H-I-V positive.
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[Take Fs healthy Living] Doctor Sanjay Gupta introduces us to one in today's healthy living segment.


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[SUPER=01-Cleo Klepzig/Kaitlyn's Mother; :19]
[SUPER=01-Casey Klepzig/Kaitlyn's Father;:22]
[SUPER=01-Kaitlyn Klepzig/HIV Positive; :36]
[SUPER=01-Neil Willenson/Camp Heartland Founder; 1:26]
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((do i look scary to you? (pause) if i don't, would I if i told you that i have hiv. (pause)
hi my name is kaitlyn and i'm hiv positive
KAITLYN KLEPZIG WAS BORN HIV POSITIVE. SHE WAS ADOPTED WHEN SHE WAS JUST 2 DAYS OLD.
there were no other infected children in the state of montana at that time.
we were bringing in the biggest scare of the whole time and that was a child with aids
FOR A NEW GENERATION... A GENERATION THAT HAS NEVER KNOWN A WORLD WITHOUT AIDS, THINGS ARE STARTING TO CHANGE...
i'm 12 years old and i have been hiv positive for as long as i can remember // and it's just been a great part of my life
PART OF THE REASON IT'S BEEN SO GREAT IS BECAUSE OF CAMP HEARTLAND...
A SAFE HAVEN WHERE KIDS CAN HIKE, SING SONGS, PERFORM SKITS AND... TALK ABOUT AIDS...
ALL THE CAMPERS HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY HIV.
nobody is mean to each other here, and you have nothing to be scared of
the hardest thing is accepting sometimes what people think of you and how they look at you
THAT'S WHY CAMPERS HERE PRACTICE TELLING THEIR STORIES -- SOMETHING THEY'LL DO "FOR REAL" AT SCHOOLS AROUND THE COUNTRY.
i went to see my birth mom a few months before she died // but sadly for me i don't remember anything but the plane ride
This is the one place where as a human being they can share their secret and tell someone else I have AIDS and their friend puts their arm around them and says me too. the words me too are very powerful.
DR. SANJAY GUPTA, CNN ATLANTA.))
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