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Coming up on News 7-
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Political violence explodes in Iraq -- as the country's first democratic elections near. A local church gets a PERMANENT home for the holidays. And it's a cold, and not so silent night for hundreds of carolers in Roanoke.
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Plus will this cold front continue into Monday? News 7 is next.

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A cold front rolls through the East Coast, bringing Arctic-like wind chills along for the ride.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Century-Church]


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A congregation in Roanoke got an early Christmas present today as they opened the door to their first permanent meeting place. Jeremy Butterfield explains.
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((The New Century Community Church has held services in the Wyndham Hotel and the North Cross School for the last eight years. The congregation packed up their church after each Sunday Sermon and hauled it away in a moving truck. That is no more.
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((PASTOR OWENS:WE'VE FUNCTIONED ALL RIGHT BUT WE ARE EXCITED TO FINALLY HAVE OUR OWN PARKING LOT.))
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Along with that parking lot comes a brand new facility on Melrose Avenue in northwest Roanoke.
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((NAT SOUND CONGREGATION SINGING))
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Members of the congregation say it's nice not having to set up and tear down after each service and now they can sleep in on Sunday morning.
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[IN Q=We have been coming to]

((PETER GIVENS:WE HAVE BEEN COMING TO CHURCH AT 7:30 OR SO SUNDAY MORNING FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, SO WE WILL HAVE TO GET USED TO WHAT TO DO WITH THAT EXTRA TIME.))
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((JEREMY BUTTERFIELD:THE CHURCH PASTOR SAYS THE CITY HOPES THE NEW FACILITY WILL START A BUILDING TREND IN THIS PART OF ROANOKE. THAT'S WHY CITY OFFICIALS GAVE THEM A SMALL GRANT TO WORK ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING.))
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((PASTOR JAY OWENS:WE ARE VERY GLAD TO BE A PART OF HELPING THIS AREA OF ROANOKE KIND OF BE A LITTLE BETTER, BE A LITTLE MORE ATTRACTIVE, AND RAISE SOME OF THE VALUES OF THE PROPERTIES AND THE CITY OF ROANOKE HELPED US DO THAT AND OUR UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THEY ARE VERY PLEASED-- THEY'RE VERY PLEASED WITH WHAT WE HAVE DONE HERE.))
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A lot of free time was given up by members of the church to get the facility to this point, but they say still need to put on the finishing touches.
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[IN Q=A lot of our folks]

((JONATHAN MORENO:A LOT OF OUR FOLKS VOLUNTEERED IN PAINTING AND PLUMBING AND A LOT OF THINGS, AND IT'S FUN TO START SEEING IT ALL COME TOGETHER. THERE ARE STILL LOOSE ENDS, THAT NEED TO BE FINISHED BUT WERE REALLY PLEASED BY HOW WELL IT'S COMING TOGETHER.))
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Everyone involved is proud of their new facility and say they are pleased with the final product. But as Pastor Owens put it-- it's not the building that makes the church, it's the people. Jeremy Butterfield, News 7, Roanoke.))

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A fire early this afternoon damaged an apartment building in Roanoke today.
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The fire started in an upstairs bedroom at this apartment on Indian Village Lane in Southeast around 12-thirty. Three people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, and were released. The fire was contained to the bedroom, and caused about five-thousand dollars in damages. The blaze is under investigation. The cause had not been determined.
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A local volunteer group helped to feed the hungry today as they passed out baskets of food loaded with goodies.


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The *AMVETS Local Post 40* distributes food baskets annually to needy families in the Roanoke valley. This year the group gave out 400 baskets with enough food to feed a family for a couple of weeks. It's not an easy task but the AMVETS volunteers say they are already thinking about next year's food drive.
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((LLOYD CAMBELL:THERE IS MANY MANY HOURS OF VOLUNTEER WORK THAT GOES ON TO GET THIS PROJECT COMPLETED AND WE HOPE THAT WE ARE AROUND NEXT YEAR TO DO IT AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=next year to do it again.]
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Before distributing the food, the volunteers must sort through hundreds of applicants and choose the families they believe need the most help. All of the baskets distributed were also delivered today to ensure a holiday feast for some needy families in Roanoke.

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[Iraq]


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A series of bombings kill dozens in Iraq, and an audacious attack on election officials. Now candidates for Iraq's January elections are taking extra precautions. Cami McCormick has more.
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(((VO from Baghdad) A day of violence in Iraq began with a brazen daylight attack on a busy Baghdad street. Three election officials were dragged out of their car by a group of armed men. And, with no Iraqi police or U.S. Soldiers in sight, witnesses said the men were shot and killed. Iraqi election organizers and candidates are afraid for their lives. SOUNDBITE: (English) Abid Jassim Kadim al-Saaidi, Independent Candidate "I change my home from time to time. There is really something wrong and something will happen, maybe, against the candidates.
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The violence spread to Iraq's holiest Shiite cities. In Karbala, a bomb exploded outside a crowded bus station, killing and wounding dozens.
(Najaf)

And just a short time later, as a funeral procession made it's way to the holy Imam Ali shrine, in nearby Najaf, a series of bombs went off. Dozens were killed and injured. Shiites are expected to show up and vote in huge numbers. Because they out-number other ethnic groups, 2-to-one, they stand to gain most from a successful election campaign. The attacks on Shiite strongholds are seen as a last ditch effort by the insurgents to stop Shiites from translating their majority into political power. A little over a month before the first democratic elections in the new Iraq, these attacks are widely seen a violent form of political campaigning. CM CBS News Baghdad.))
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Up ahead on the newscast, one thief decides his haul wasn't enough, and robs the same store again...
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and dozens of cars pile up on snow-slicked roads.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports office. Coming up later, the Heels welcome the Hokies to the ACC in hoops. Maryland opens defense of its ACC title against Florida State, and week 15 NFL action gets frigid. All

that and more on the way in sports.)) [Stolen-Fetus]


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Residents in two Kansas communities are struggling to cope with the killing of an *expectant mother* and the snatching of her fetus. Now, preparations are being made to put some part of the tragedy to rest. Kelly Cobiella has the story.
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((The family of suspected killer and kidnapper lisa montgomery left sunday services without a word. Montgomery's husband kevin made a statement through the church pastor.
(Sot pastor mike wheatly off top)

Investigators say montgomery confessed to strangling bobbie jo stinett in her missouri home lat thursday, then cutting her baby from her womb. Her husband believed the child was his.
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Right now he really is emotionnal bc he really was proud for a moment and then it all fell out from under him 36 year old montgomery has four children from previous marriages, but friends say she wanted a child with her new husband. She told friends she miscarried earlier this year, and shortly thereafter, said she was pregnant again.
(Kelly bridge) in this small eastern kansas farming town where its tough to keep a secret, people knew very little abou

t montgomery. She kept to herself, spending all her time at work or with her family. That changed last friday. Montgomery toured the town with her husband and an infant they called abigail, stopping at a local cafe.
(Darrell Schultz/family friend).

I looked at her and said what the heck is this? Saw her last week and she didn't look pregnant. Montgomery was arrested later that day. Investigators tracked her down through emails and a tip. She's in federal custody in kansas, and is due in court monday morning. Kelly cobiella, cbs news, melvern kansas.))



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Snow and icy-covered roads are being blamed for an 80-car pileup in Pennsylvania.
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Authorities say the chain reaction started just before noon on Interstate-80 in Mercer County. There are no reports yet of any fatalities, but a triage center was reportedly set up at a nearby hotel -- where injured people were being brought-in by the bus-load. A spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Highway Patrol says traffic was backed up as far as Youngstown, Ohio -- 23 miles away.
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President George-W-Bush has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.
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The magazine's editors say they chose President Bush because he changed the rules of politics -- convincing voters to support him despite lower approval ratings and international controversy over Iraq.
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The magazine will hit stands on Monday. It includes an Oval Office interview with Bush ... his father, former President George H-W Bush ... and a profile of Bush's chief political adviser, Karl Rove.
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Bush was also named the magazine's person of the year in 2000.

[Twice-Robbery]


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Police in Iowa say a man robbed a gas station not once, but twice in one day.
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Officers say the man walked into the Citgo gas station in Des Moines Friday -- pulled out a gun and ran out with a handful of cash. They say apparently, he wasn't satisfied with the amount, because five hours later he returned wearing a different coat and took the entire cash register -- leaving a trail of lights, cords and wires behind.
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((SEYBERT: OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW EACH ROBBERY IS DIFFERENT BUT IT IS VERY RARE THAT WE HAVE THE SAME PERSON COME HERE TWICE AND IS CAPTURED ON VIDEO TWICE.))
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Police are still searching for the suspect, but they say the surveillance video has given them a good description of him. No one was hurt during the robberies.
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Still to come on the newscast, one area university plans to BUY a hospital. We'll tell you why.
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and think you have a large holiday gathering? We'll take you to one celebration that feeds more than 12-thousand.
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[JMU-Hospital]


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James Madison University will buy Harrisonburg's *Rockingham* Memorial Hospital for 50 million dollars. The property next door to campus includes nine buildings and two parking decks on nearly 16 acres. The hospital has announced plans to move. Construction is expected to begin in about three years. J-M-U's president says the old hospital probably will be used for academic and administrative offices, student services and parking. Governor Warner's proposed budget amendments include 40 million dollars for the purchase. J-M-U will raise the remaining *ten-million dollars.*

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If you haven't noticed by the traffic -- this is the last weekend before Christmas and
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the holiday shoppers are out in force. Thousands of shoppers have swarmed the Roanoke Valey in search of the perfect gift. The Valley View Mall staff saw their fare share of those shoppers today-- as parents and children came out to make sure their Christmas tree was full this year. There are only six more days left until Christmas, and the pressure is on for those last minute shoppers.
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[Xmas-Caroling]


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Even the cold weather did not stop some local Christmas carolers from spreading holiday cheer.
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Members of all ages from the East Gate Church of the Nazerene bundled up as they sang to the local neighborhood. Santa was also on hand passing out treats to all the good little boys and girls.
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((GEORGE STEVENSON/SENIOR PASTOR: IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE DO EVERY YEAR, THIS IS ABOUT THE THIRD YEARS AND WE THINK THAT IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO SHARE WHAT WE EXPERIANCE IN OUR HEART, THE JOY THE HAPPINESS OF CHRISTMAS))
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Residents say they enjoy the carolers and believe it's a good way to bring the community togther during this holiday season.
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Coming up, Tech falls short in its ACC hoops opener, the Eagles pay a price for their win over Dallas today, and the rest of the week 15 NFL highlights, but first our extra point,
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Emory & Henry is expected to name a new football coach early this week to succeed Lou Wacker. Wacker resigned last month. Six candidates have interviewed for the vacancy with the Wasps.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies held Carolina's Rashad McCants to just 3 points this afternoon, and forced 22 Tarheel turnovers. But Seth Greenberg's team shot just 36 percent and had just one player reach double figures in losing its ACC opener to UNC.
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The Hokies matched the Heels intensity for most of the opening half as did the Cassell Coliseum crowd of just over 98 hundred.
Jawad Williams scored 7 of the Heels first ten points in this one including the lay-in down low. Williams finished with 17 points.
But the Hokies work the glass, Allen Calloway throws down the Carlos Dixon miss in the lane.
And Zabian Dowdell, the Hokie from Pahokie came up big for Tech. Dowdell scored a career high 21 points to lead the way for the home team, singlehandedly keeping the Hokies in it. Tech trailed 41-27 at the break.
The Heels asserted themselves inside in the second half. Sean May with a jam sandwich for 2 of his 17. He also had 8 boards.
[SUPER=33-North Carolina/85/Virginia Tech/51/;]

Fifth ranked Carolina shot nearly 65 percent and rolled past the Hokies 85 to 51.
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The Tech women were able to pull a huge upset today out in Las Vegas. Beth Dunkenberger's team nipped 12th rated Texas Tech 71-70 in overtime. Carrie Mason scored 12 points and Erin Gibson 11 to lead the Hokies.

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Maryland opened league play tonight at home against Florida State and the Terps got all they could handle from the Seminoles.
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The Terps blew a 13 point second half lead. Adam Waleskowski puts in two down low for FSU and we're headed to overtime.
In the extra frame, Mike Jones knocked down the three from the wing as Maryland held on 90 to 88.
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/Fox Sports Net; :]


Number 12 NC State was on the west coast to hoop it up with Washington, but the Huskies did most of the hooping.
U-Dub placed three in double figures and the Pack shot just 39 percent in a 68-64 loss--its first of the season.
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[S-Eagles]


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The Philadelphia Eagles clinched the home field throughout the playoffs by beating Dallas today, but Philly may have lost T.O for a number of weeks in the process.
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Donovan McNabb threw for 223 yards and a touchdown to tight end Chad Lewis as the Eagles set a franchise record with 13 victories this season.
As for Terrell Owens, he went down with a severely sprained right ankle after this catch in the third quarter. X-rays were negative, and Owens will have an MRI tomorrow. He will likely be out until the playoff opener which would be January 15th.
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Dorsey Levens added a short touchdown run to ice things for Philly in a 12-7 win.
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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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In Green Bay, on the frozen tundra, Brett Favre was picked 3 times by the Jags and Byron Leftwich threw two touchdown passes in a 28- 25 Jacksonville win.
Donovan Darius was ejected for this clothesline hit on the Pack's Robert Ferguson late in the game. Ferguson has been hospitalized tonight for observation.
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The San Diego Chargers beat the Browns and the wind and snow in Cleveland thanks to LaDanian Tomlinson who rushed for 111 yards and two scores. The Bolts won it 21-nothing to claim the AFC West, reaching the playoffs for the first time since 1995.
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[Family-Xmas]


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Tis the season to be GIVING -- and for one Missouri family -- it's to more than twelve thousand people.
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Instead of an intimate family meal, the Gieson family serves a free holiday dinner to all those in need. Today's event marked the 42nd straight year the Giesons put on the party, which took place in a high school. The family is able to host the dinner with donations received throughout the year. Along with the meal, they hope to give away thousands of toys to children. (------------)