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Virginia Tech fans are quickly on the hunt for tickets to the Sugar Bowl.
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And, the death toll mounts in Saudi Arabia after an attack on a U.S. consulate.
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After a nice sunny Sunday the rain has returned. How long will it last? I'll let you know in you forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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Virginia Tech has tickets to the Sugar Bowl, but how about Hokie fans? The rush is already on.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Susan Bahorich filling in for Kimberly McBroom.

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Hokie Fans are preparing for a sweet trip. They're gobbling up tickets to the Sugar Bowl.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa was at the University's main travel office this morning. Rachel, I suspect phones were ringing off the hook.
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Susan you're exactly right. Agents say it's been that way since about 4:00 on Saturday, once fans knew for sure where the team was headed.
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((BILL ORTEGA: OUR PHONES ARE GOING CRAZY. THE FAX IS GOING CRAZY EVEN OUR WEBSITES GETTING A LOT OF HITS. PEOPLE ARE BOOKING RIGHT ON LINE. WE'RE VERY, VERY BUSY. )) [RUNS:07]
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It's Hokie bowl time here and agents can't seem to catch their breathe. If the phone's not ringing than people are lining up at the door. Bill Ellenbogen played for the team in the early 70's. He says he can't wait to spend New Year's Eve in New Orleans.

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((BILL ELLENBOGEN: OH A PHENOMENAL SEASON, IT WAS WONDERFUL THE WAY THE TEAM CAME TOGETHER AND BRYAN RANDALL IS A GREAT LEADER AND WE THINK.. WE HOPE WE CAN BEAT AUBURN. )) [RUNS:07]
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A lot of folks are hoping for the same outcome. The university has about 35-thousand tickets to the game and are expecting a sell out. University Travel has 25-hundred packages and expects to help about 5-thousand people travel to Louisiana..
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Susan, they may sell out by the end of the week of their tickets and packages. You can visit universitytravel.com to reserve a spot or call the tech ticket office to grab your ticket.

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Sources in Richmond say the Democrats have a tentative settlement in their lawsuit against the state Republican Party over illegal "G-O-P" spying on Democratic conference calls two years ago. Sources tell the Associated Press the settlement calls for the Democratic plaintiffs to be paid a total of about 750-thousand dollars. But, nothing is signed yet. Our Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon is working on the story today and will have the latest on News 7 at 6.


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12-people are reported dead after an attack on a U.S. consulate in Saudi Arabia. A U-S Embassy spokeswoman says five-staff members and three-attackers were among those killed in today's attack by militants at the consulate in Jiddah (jit-ahh). Susan Roberts has more.

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IT WAS A BRAZEN ATTACK ON THE HEAVILY FORTIFIED U-S CONSULATE IN JEDDAH SAUDI ARABIA. ISLAMIC MILITANTS SET OFF EXPLOSIONS AT THE GATES OF THE COMPOUND AND THEN FORCED THEIR WAY IN.
A REPORTER ON THE SCENE SAYS THE ATTACKERS HIT THE CONSULATE IN TWO PLACES.

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"THE FIRST ONE ON THE MAIN GATE WHICH CAUSED AN EXPLOSION, A LOT OF FIRING. THE SECOND ONE ON THE WEST WALL OF THE COMPOUND WHICH WAS BREACHED AND APPARENTLY THIS IS WERE THE INSURGENTS GOT INSIDE."
SEVERAL NON-AMERICANS CIVILIANS WERE INITIALLY HELD AT GUNPOINT, BUT THE ATTACKERS WERE UNABLE TO CAPTURE OR KILL ANY AMERICANS. SEVERAL AMERICANS DID SUFFER MINOR INJURIES DURING THEIR EVACUATION.
SAUDI SECURITY FORCES STORMED THE CONSULATE TO REGAIN CONTROL. IT'S NOT CLEAR WHETHER ANY U-S MARINES TOOK PART FROM INSIDE THE COMPOUND.
SO FAR, NO ONE HAS CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY, BUT AL-QAIDA OPERATIVES HAVE BEEN BLAMED FOR RECENT ATTACKS IN SAUDI ARABIA.

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THE U-S HAS BEEN WARNING FOR MORE THAN A YEAR THAT THE RISK TO AMERICANS IN SAUDI ARABIA IS HIGH, AND IT'S CUT BACK AMERICAN STAFF AT THE EMBASSY IN RIYADH AS WELL AS U-S CONSULATES IN THE COUNTRY. SUSAN ROBERTS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))



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Violence in Spain today extends across several cities where bombs have exploded.
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In Ciudad Real (see-oo-DAHD' ray-AHL'), one person was slightly hurt. The ministry says there are reports of several people with ear-drum injuries in another town where a blast occurred. Callers claiming to speak for a Basque (bask) separatist group warned of the blasts. With security forces on high alert, the warnings allowed officials to cordon off and evacuate the target sites. Last week, five small explosions rattled Madrid gas stations, injuring two policemen. A similar warning phone call came before that attack.
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Back in our country, at least a dozen homes are damaged after an early morning fire in a Maryland housing development.

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It happened before daybreak at a new neighborhood in Indian Head, not far from Washington, D.C. Several homes were damaged and firefighters fought heavy winds to control the blaze. No injuries have been reported. A call-taker at the fire department tells The Associated Press 12- to- 15 homes were involved.
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Reforming U-S intelligence. Still ahead, it's high priority in Washington.
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And insurgents in Iraq step up their efforts to stop next month's elections.
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[MINI-OPEN] President Bush says it will send a powerful message to terrorists -- that they can't stop democracy. This morning the President met with Iraq's interim President and said elections must take place as scheduled in January. This as U.S. troops engage in running gun battles with insurgents on the streets of Baghdad. Scott Rapoport has more.

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(((nats...violence/oil fires, etc.) ACROSS IRAQ.... MILITANTS ARE LEAVING THEIR MARK. THERE WAS ANOTHER ATTACK TODAY ON OIL PRODUCTION FACILITIES .....AND U.S. TROOPS FOUGHT A GUNBATTLE ON A BUSY BAGDAD STREET.
ALL OF THIS...A FULL-THROTTLE, DEADLY CAMPAIGN, TO DERAIL NEXT MONTH'S PLANNED ELECTION....

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IN WASHINGTON -- PRESIDENT BUSH IS HOLDING FIRM ON THE JANUARY 30TH VOTE.
The iraqi people have a chance to say we choose democracy over terrorism, and it will be a defining moment in that country."
IRAQI'S INTERIM PRESIDENT, GHAZI al-YAWER, SHARES THAT CONFIDENCE. THE INFLUENTIAL SUNNI POLITICIAN SAYS A DELAY IN THE VOTE WOULD BE A TRAGIC MISTAKE.

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sacrifices, there is no way on earth we will let it go in vain.
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THE U-S COMMANDER IN IRAQ, GENERAL JOHN ABIZEID, SAYS ELECTIONS WILL GO AHEAD AS PLANNED. .... BUT ACKNOWLEDGED THAT MILITANTS ARE HAVING SOME SUCCESS. HE SAID IRAQI TROOPS CANNOT SECURE POLLING SITES - WITHOUT A HEAVY AMERICAN TROOP PRESENCE.

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THERE ARE MORE REPORTS OF U.S. CASUALTIES TODAY. WELL OVER 12 HUNDRED TROOPS HAVE DIED SINCE THE WAR BEGAN IN MARCH 2003. SCOTT RAPOPORT, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))


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It's crunch time for President Bush, who is pushing to pass an Intelligence Reform bill before lawmakers wrap for the year.
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The legislation currently stalled in Congress would create a National Director of Intelligence to oversee the 15 agencies of the U.S. intelligence community. Among the sticking points: measures on illegal immigration that some call "too loose." Also, concerns that creating a new post would take too much control away from the military. Opponents pledge to put up a fight.
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((REP. MIKE PENSE (R) INDIANA: WHILE THE PENTAGON HAS TO FALL IN WHEN THE PRESIDENT GIVES AN ORDER, THE CONGRESS DOES NOT HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO FALL IN WHEN THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF GIVES AN ORDER.))
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Others argue the 9-11 commission worked 22-months and that Congress and the administration must act now.
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A ten-year anniversary that's painful to remember. Still ahead, a fallen deputy's family deals with a difficult day.
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And about that new control tower -. A couple that lives nearby says the nighttime light means bright and sleepless nights.
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This may be a difficult anniversary for the family of a Wythe County deputy. It was ten-years ago today that he was killed in the line of duty. Now his family wants to make sure that not only is the officer remembered -- but grieving families as well. Jeremy Butterfield has the story.
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Alleghany Regional Hospital is proudly showing off some equipment that is normally found only in larger facilities.
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After years of using a portable M-R-I, the hospital has installed a more powerful, state of the art scanner. In addition, all of the images are digital, doing away with the need for film.
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The new machine is also more powerful than some others in the region -- which allows for greater detail in images, and real-time results. The new machine went on-line in late October. The hospital held an open house Thursday for the community to get a peek at the new equipment.
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Roanoke Regional Airport's new tower went into use over the weekend, but for one couple living not far away, it's turned into an unwelcome blue light special.
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Those blue and white lights are the rotating lights on top of the new air control tower. Donald Powell says they shine directly into his bedroom.
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((DONALD POWELL:IT WOULD BE LIKE HAVING, FIFTY FEET OVER, HAVING A POLICE CAR PARKED IN THE ROAD. FIFTY FEET OVER WITH ITS LIGHTS BLUE LIGHTS FLASHING. THAT'S ABOUT THE AFFECT YOU WOULD GET.))
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Powell and his wife say they've been losing sleep -- and HE has even retired to the den of his house to try and catch a wink. Powell says he's contacted government officials, the FAA, and numerous others-- not in search of money, just an apology.
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Wall Street is starting the week on the downside. At Noon,
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the Dow was DOWN 51 points, Nasdaq DOWN 5 points.
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Some upsets in Week 13 of the N-F-L season. We have highlights still ahead.
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Plus Frank Beamer and his Hokies talk about their trip to the Big Easy to battle Auburn in the Sugar Bowl.
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It is official. The Hokies are headed to New Orleans for their third Sugar Bowl in a decade. Travis Wells has more on their battle with the Auburn Tigers on January 3rd.
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That was News 7's Travis Wells reporting.

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The Auburn Tigers are headed into the Sugar Bowl with something to prove. Tommy Tuberville's number three team feels like it should be playing in the national title game after finishing an undefeated season in the S-E-C.
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In the Orange, it will be top ranked USC against #2 Oklahoma.

The Sooner seniors will play in their third national championship. [TAKE ROSE / FIESTA FULL SCREEN]
In the other BCS games, it will be Texas and Michigan in the Rose- the Grandaddy of them all. The Longhorns edged out Cal in the final standings.
Utah draws the Big East champ Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl.
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It's too late for the Redskins to start playing like they'll be in the playoffs. But that's exactly what Joe Gibbs' team did yesterday at home against the New York Giants.
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The Skins defense was up to its old tricks. Phillip Daniels gets the big sack on Eli Manning.
Patrick Ramsey completed 19 of 22 passes including this shovel pass to Clinton Portis on the short touchdown and the rout was on.
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Just for good measure, his 3rd scoring strike of the day went to Chris Cooley as the Skins rolled to the 31-7 win.
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The Atlanta Falcons could have clinched the N-F-C south yesterday, but the Buccaneer's defense gave superstar Michael Vick too much trouble to even score.
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Trailing 7-nothing in the first quarter, Vick had the birds inside the five, but was picked off in the end zone. It was one of two picks on the day for Vick. A little later, Derrick Brooks would strip the ball from Vick's hands,
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and it wouldn't get any better for the Falcons, as they get shut-out 27-to-nothing.
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Elsewhere, the Eagles overwhelmed the Pack in what could be a playoff preview. Donovan McNabb tossed 5 TD passes in a huge 47 to 17 rout.
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Peyton Manning found the endzone 3 times thru the air for the Colts today in a 51-24 beat down of the Titans. Manning ties Johnny Unitas' record of 12 straight games with multiple TD passes.
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And finally, the Bears picked off Daunte Culpeper three times and recorded a 24-14 win over their neighbors from the North.
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