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Two Wythe County teenage girls face DECADES behind bars after pleading guilty to murder.
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And, several top figures from Saddam Hussein's regime will be tried next week on war crimes-- no word yet on whether Saddam himself will be among them.
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The cold weather has definitely arrived in full force and the snow showers continue in parts of our area. Will it continue. I'll let you know in your forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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Two Wythe County teenagers pled guilty to murder this morning.
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Fifteen year old Nakisha Waddell admitted to the first degree murder of her mother, Vaughne Thomas
Sixteen year old Anastasia Belcher pled guilty to second degree murder.
Thomas was stabbed to death and buried in the back yard of her Max Meadows home.
The pair will formally be sentenced in March.
Waddell faces life in prison. Belcher could get more than 50 years.
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Iraq's interim prime minister says war crimes trials will begin next week.
But he hasn't said whether Saddam Hussein will be among the Baath Party members facing trial.
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Meanwhile, another suicide car bomber struck today at an entrance to Baghdad's Green Zone government compound.
This blast came 24- hours after a nearly identical attack at the same checkpoint.
At least seven people were killed.
No U-S casualties were reported.
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After jurors recommended the death penalty, Scott Peterson will be formally sentenced in February.
But as Jennifer Miller reports, a trip to San Quentin's death row is NOT a guarantee.
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((
DESPITE THE JURYS UNANIMOUS VERDICT OF DEATH, IT WILL LIKELY BE YEARS BEFORE SCOTT PETERSON COMES CLOSE TO BEING EXECUTED.
THE JUDGE COULD LOWER THE JURYS VERDICT TO LIFE IN PRISON WHEN HE FORMALLY SENTENCES PETERSON IN FEBRUARY. EVEN IF THAT DOESNT HAPPEN THE APPEALS PROCESS COULD TAKE YEARS TO COMPLETE.
STANDUP BRIDGE: WHILE PETERSONS EXACT FATE IS A BIT UNCERTAIN, HOW THE JURY DETERMINED ITS SENTENCE IS BECOMING MORE CLEAR.
ACCORDING TO THEM, SOME OF THE BEST EVIDENCE AGAINST PETERSON WAS HIS OWN BEHAVIOR. HE NEVER TESTIFIED AT TRIAL. BUT ONE JUROR SAID PETERSONS EMOTIONLESS DEMEANOR IN COURT SPOKE VOLUMES.

(Richelle Nice /Peterson Juror )

" for me a big part was at the end of the verdict ... no emotion, no anything, that spoke a 1000 words loud and clear."

SOT : Michael Belmessieri/Peterson Juror

"Scott Peterson is a clood blooded killer, he has no remorse."
ALTHOUGH THE JURORS SAY THERE WAS NOT ONE PIECE OF EVIDENCE THAT LEAD THEM TO CONVICT PETERSON THEY SAY HIS ALIBI WAS KEY. PETERSON HAD TOLD POLICE HE HAD GONE FISHING BY HIMSELF ON CHRISTMAS EVE IN THE BAY FOUR MONTHS LATER THE TWO BODIES WASHED UP ALONG ITS SHORES.
THEY ALSO SAY AUDIO TAPES OF PETERSON'S TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS WITH GIRLFRIEND AMBER FREY SHOWED HE WANTED HIS FREEDOM MORE THAN HE WANTED HIS WIFE.

SOT : Steve Cardosi /Peterson Juror

"IF HE WAS INNOCENT, HE LOST HIS WIFE AND HIS CHILD DIDN'T SEEM TO PHASE HIM, WHILE THEY'RE LOOKING FOR HIS CHILD HE'S ROMANCING HIS GIRLFRIEND, DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME AT ALL, DOESN'T MAKE SENSE."
AND AT LEAST ONE JUROR SAID HE BELIEVED AMBER FREY WAS NOT THE MOTIVE...AND THAT PETERSON HAD PLANNED TO KILL LACI, LONG BEFORE FRY CAME INTO THE PICTURE. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS REDWOOD CITY CA.
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In a similar murder trial-- this one in Long Island, New York, an electrician has been convicted of killing the husband of his well-to-do mistress.
Byron Pitts reports.
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(( PKG SCRIPT: mandatory super "48 Hours" In many ways... The Daniel Pelosi trial was the east coast version of the Scott Peterson case. A good looking man... With an appetite for women... good living... And when necessary... murder. Like in the Peterson case... Prosecutors lacked a murder weapon... So they filled the gaps with stories of sex and sin... And circumstantial evidence. Their argument: Long Island Millionaire Theodore Ammon was beaten to death as he slept in his 10-MILLION DOLLAR MANSION... By his estranged wife's lover... Danny Pelosi. (Janet Albertson/Prosecutor)(17:05:49) Watching him on the witness stand, he came across as what he was, which is an anti-social, criminal personality who takes no responsibility for anything that he does. mandatory super "48 Hours" Pelosi's lawyers argued it wasn't circumstantial evidence that convicted the former electrician... But rather... Character assassination. (Gerald Shargel/ Defense Attorney)(17:20:15) My contention is that they didn't prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he was the person who went out there and committed the murder. mandatory super "48 Hours" An admitted gambler... And womanizer... Pelosi actually married Ammon's wife THREE MONTHS after his murder in 2001. Generosa Ammon died of cancer last year. Pelosi did get a 2-million dollar settlement out of that relationship. And he spent every dime... On his defense. Now facing 25-years to to life... Pelosi will be sentenced Jan. 25th. Byron Pitts... CBS NEWS NEW YORK. ))
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It has a new name and a new location, but a family friendly New Year's Eve celebration is making a comeback in the Roanoke Valley.
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Roanoke's First Night Celebration ended three years ago, but many of the same activities will be on tap for Vinton's Enchanted Eve.
The Roanoke County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring the event in cooperation with the town.
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((WE'VE CHANGED SOME OF THE THINGS OBVIOUSLY. WE HAVE THE NEW VENUE WE HAVE NEW ACTIVITIES, BUT SOME OF THE OLD FAVORITES ARE BACK. THE CARRIAGE RIDES ARE BACK, THE FOOD VENDORS ARE BACK YOU KNOW THE FIREWORKS ARE BACK. 10:48 SO IT HAS LOTS AND LOTS OF THE SAME ELEMENTS IT HAS THE SAME FEEL. IT'S ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.))
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Enchanted Eve will be held December 31st from six pm until midnight in downtown Vinton.
Admission buttons purchased in advance are seven dollars for adults, and three dollars for children between the ages of 3 and 12.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the confederate flag will be making a prominent appearance in Bedford County.
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Also dozens are killed in India as two passenger trains collide head on.
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In India, railway officials say a "communications snag" apparently led to a deadly train collision today.
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Two passenger train collided head- on in a rural area in northern India.
At least 25 people were killed, and more than 250 others were injured.
One official says he wants to find out why station masters allowed two trains to travel toward each other on the same track.
India's railway network is one of the world's largest, but has a poor safety record.
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A bus crash in New Mexico looked like a scene from an action movie.
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Witnesses say a city bus veered across several lanes of traffic before smashing through an apartment complex.
Half the bus was submerged into the building.
Authorities say only the bus driver was on board, and he managed to escape without serious injuries.
Meanwhile, one resident was inside the apartment, but wasn't hurt.
Officials are waiting to talk to the bus driver to determine what caused the crash.
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The debate over the future of Jefferson Forest High School is continuing.
The Bedford school board now wants to build a new J-F, but Supervisors say "not so fast".
Justin McLeod reports.
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Bedford's School Superintendent had some explaining to do.
He was called before the Board of Supervisors to justify the school board's decision to abandon plans to renovate Jefferson Forest High School.
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The school board now wants to build a new smaller JF near the current site and then a combination middle and high school near Route 460.
Under state the law, the county can contract out the design, construction, and financing of new schools.
The school board is talking with two developers to build the schools and has rejected any proposals that include renovation.
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But at least one Supervisor believes building several new schools now will eliminate the need down the road.
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((ROBERT BASHORE/SUPERVISOR: IF WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING THIS IN THE NEXT TEN TWELVE YEARS AND WE MAY IT'S LIKE THE FRAME FILTER, PAY ME NOW OR PAY ME LATER.)) [Runs09]
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But how much is this all going to cost taxpayers?
The bidding process allows the school board to keep mum about the price tag.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE PUBLIC PROBABLY WON'T KNOW THE PRICE TAG FOR ANOTHER FEW MONTHS. THE SCHOOL BOARD IS EXPECTED TO CHOOSE A DEVELOPER IN JANUARY AND THEN IT GOES TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR FINAL APPROVAL. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

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Supervisors had to handle a second controversial issue last night, this one involving the Confederate flag.
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A group wants to display some Confederate flags around a Civil War Memorial in front of the Bedford County courthouse.
It's been allowed in the past which has angered some in the community.
Supervisors voted to allow the Confederate national flag to be flown during the month of April as well as on Memorial Day and Lee Jackson Day.
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A rapper will *not* face charges of assaulting a Roanoke police officer.
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City police say they won't pursue charges against David Brown, known as Young Buck, of the group G-Unit.
A fight broke out at the group's show at the Roanoke Civic Center last month.
But Brown's legal troubles aren't over. He was arrested in connection with a stabbing at the Vibe Music Awards last month.
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After the break we'll take a look at a Santa competition that left jolly old Saint Nick the one with all the presents.

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And the NASA rovers on Mars beam back information proving there once was water -- and still is -- on the Red Planet.


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In eastern Hungary, children get to CHOOSE their Santa--
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Kids and their parents celebrated Saint Nicholas Day with the fifth annual Santa Claus contest.
A jury of children got to decide which of the 13 competitors had enough Christmas spirit to be the real Santa.
Aside from their white beards and hair, the Santas were graded on their red outfits, and had to give a short performance.
All the jolly work paid off-- the winning Santa walked away with a holiday in Tunisia, luggage, and D-V-Ds.
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Nearly a year after touching down on Mars, NASA's twin surface rovers are still turning up new evidence that there was once plenty of water on the Red Planet.
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NASA says that recent data beamed from the Spirit rover from the 'Columbia Hills' site shows the presence of a mineral called 'geothite,' which can only be formed in the presence of pools of liquid water.
On the other side of the planet, the Rover Opportunity sent back new pictures of wispy clouds in the Martian skies, which is a sign of the changing seasons-- proving there is still water on Mars today.
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The Red Sox' star pitcher is making the switch to New York. That story and more coming up in Sports.
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And a Japanese man creates one of the country's most popular items when his wife refuses to let him sleep in her lap.


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The Boston Red Sox are losing a three time Cy Young Award winner.
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Pitcher Pedro Martinez is leaving for a four year stint in New York -- but not the Yankees. He'll be playing for the Mets. Martinez helped pitch Boston to its first World Series title since 19-18, but the Sox's general manager refused to offer him more money.
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Monday Night Football was a shootout -- even with Air McNair sidelined.
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We'll pick it up just before halftime, when Billy Volek hits Drew Bennett.
It's 21-14, Titans over the Chiefs. But Kansas City kept matching Titan scores, and late in the fourth quarter, Trent Green finds Eddie Kennison to go ahead 42-38. Tennessee had one last chance, but no Music City Miracle this time.
Shad Meier scoops up the botched lateral and returns it 39 yards.
The final score: Kansas City 49, Tennessee 38.
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The Fighting Irish have turned to a Patriot for help. Notre Dame announced the hiring of New England assistant coach and Fighting Irish graduate Charlie Weis.
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The Notre Dame grad gets a six year deal worth a reported $2 million dollars a season. In return, Notre Dame gets a brilliant offensive mind, and a no-nonsense guy who is a Bill Parcells disciple.
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Weis might look to the ACC for guidance in making the switch from the pros to the college ranks.
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Al Groh at Virginia spent well over a decade in the NFL as an assistant and as a head coach. UNC's John Bunting also played, and was an assistant in the league for a number of years.
Georgia Tech's Chan Gailey had 16 years of NFL experience, and served as the Dallas Cowboys head coach for the 1998 and 1999 seasons.
He feels any coach, like Weis, will have a transition period, as he did.
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Drawing from his own experience, Gailey has some advice to give, concerning what the adjustment from the NFL to college could look like.
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V-M-I's head coach Bart Bellairs never had trouble getting his hardwood squad pumped last night.
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The Keydets kept it close.
Reggie Williams gets the alley oop.
Williams is the New Balance Big South freshman of the week for a third straight week, and he's working on a fourth.

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VMI improves to 5 and 2 with a 77-70 win.
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In high school hoops, Bassett and Roanoke Catholic met on the Celtics hardwood last night.
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Joe Gaither's Celts were quite familiar with the Bengals, having played them just 10 days ago in a close one.
Catholic would pull away in the fourth quarter. DeAngelo Robinson scores a team high 16 last night.
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Catholic improves to 6 and 2, with the 70 to 53 win.
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On to Buchanan and some girls action.
The Knights hosted Roanoke Catholic and the Knights were juiced.
Becca McCampbell hits the jumper from the right side in what would turn out to be an 11- OH run for James River in the first quarter.
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James River rolls to the EASY win 70-28
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Just in time for Christmas, a Japanese man has invented a pillow for people who want someplace different to place their head.
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The lap pillow is made of foam, and shaped like the lap of a kneeling woman.
The inventor came up with the idea because his wife wouldn't let him rest his head on her knee.
It appears that's a common problem in Japan.
The pillow is in the top five most popular items at a major toy store in Tokyo.
And there's no need for Japanese WOMEN to feel left out.
Last December, a Japanese linen maker launched a pillow shaped like a man's arm for single women.
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