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In Iraq, insurgents are continuing their campaign of violence ahead of next month's elections.
Dozens were killed in bombings over the weekend.
Susan Roberts has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Karbala, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Susan Roberts/CBS News; 1:17]
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((
WORKERS BEGAN CLEARING DEBRIS FROM THE IRAQI STREET WHERE JUST HOURS EARLIER AN EXPLOSION RIPPED THROUGH A CROWDED BUS STATION.
OFFICIALS SUSPECT INSURGENTS COORDINATED TWIN ATTACKS IN THE SHIITE HOLY CITIES OF KARBALA AND NAJAF. THESE TWO SUICIDE CAR BOMBS..THE BLOODIEST STRIKES IN IRAQ SINCE JULY.. KILLED AT LEAST 60 PEOPLE AND WOUNDED TWICE AS MANY.

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AS MEN COMBED THROUGH THE SMOLDERING RUBBLE SEARCHING FOR SURVIVORS.. U-S HELICOPTERS HOVERED OVER A BUSY BAGHDAD THOROUGHFARE WHERE MILITANTS PULLED OFF ANOTHER BOLD ATTACK.
GUNMEN AMBUSHED A CAR FULL OF ELECTION WORKERS.. EXECUTED THREE OF THEM.. THEN SET THE CAR ON FIRE.
TOGETHER, THE ATTACKS APPEARED TO ADD UP TO A CALCULATED OFFENSIVE AIMED AT DERAILING JANUARY ELECTIONS.

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PERSISTENT VIOLENCE HAS ALREADY RAISED QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER RESIDENTS IN CENTRAL AND NORTHERN IRAQ WILL BE ABLE TO GO TO POLLS- BUT IF THESE ATTACKS SCARE AWAY VOTERS IN THE SOUTH IT COULD FURTHER UNDERMINE THE PROCESS.
SOUTHERN IRAQ IS HOME TO SHIITES- WHO MAKE UP 60 PERCENT OF IRAQS POPULATION. THEY HAVE BECOME PRIME TARGETS BECAUSE THEY STAND TO GAIN THE MOST IN ELECTIONS.
THEIR LEADER AYATOLLAH AL SISTANI HAS TOLD HIS PEOPLE, IT'S THEIR RELIGIOUS DUTY TO VOTE, NO MATTER WHAT THE RISK.
AND THERE'S ALREADY BEEN RISK ALL AROUND. REGISTRATION CENTERS HAVE BEEN HIT BY MORTARS AND GUNFIRE, AND ELECTION OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN THREATENED, AND AT LEAST EIGHT KILLED BEFORE THIS LATEST ATTACK.
Stand_up Close: THE RECENT SURGE IN VIOLENCE ONCE AGAIN LED SOME IRAQI POLITICIANS TO CALL FOR A DELAY IN VOTING.. BUT THE INTERIM IRAQI PRIME MINISTER SAID MORE ATTACKS HAVE BEEN EXPECTED IN THE LEAD UP TO ELECTIONS. SUSAN ROBERTS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
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A woman accused of stealing a baby from another woman's womb is due in federal court today.
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Authorities say 36- year-old Lisa Montgomery confessed to killing Bobbie Jo Stinnett-- cutting out her fetus and then passing off the baby as her own.
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Montgomery's husband believed the child was his, and yesterday made a statement through the family's pastor.
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[SUPER=01-Rev. Mike Wheatley/Lisa Montgomery's Pastor;]
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[OUT Q=for us.]
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Police tracked down Lisa Montgomery through E-mails and found the baby unharmed.
The baby girl has been returned to her family, and is in good condition at a Kansas hospital.
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[Blake]


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Prosecutors plan to begin laying out their case against actor Robert Blake today with opening statements in his murder trial.
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Blake is charged with killing his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley, who was shot to death in May 2001.
There were no witnesses to the shooting outside the restaurant where the couple was having dinner, but Blake maintains his innocence.
Prosecutors say the 71- year- old actor killed his wife because he hated her and her family.
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[11JMU-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.

[Marketwatch]


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In business news, drug maker Pfizer says it will no longer advertise its best-selling arthritis pain reliever Celebrex to consumers, but the company plans to keep the drug on the market. Marcella Palmer explains this morning's Marketwatch,
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[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
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((PFIZER HAS NO IMMEDIATE PLANS TO RECALL ITS TOP SELLING PAIN KILLER CELEBREX,AFTER A STUDY SHOWED AN INCREASED RISK OF HEART ATTACKS.
U-K BASED ASTRAZENECA SAYS TRIAL RESULTS INDICATE ITS IRESSA DRUG FAILED TO SIGNIFICANTLY PROLONG SURVIVAL IN PATIENTS WITH LUNG CANCER.
AND ELI LILLY SAYS IT'LL ADD A WARNING TO LABELS FOR STRATTERA. A TREATMENT FOR ATTENTION AND HYPERACTIVITY DISORDERS, BECAUSE THE DRUG COULD CAUSE LIVER DAMAGE.
AMERICAN EXPRESS IS TRIMMING DOWN TO SAVE 75-MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR... THE COMPANY SAYS ITS RESTRUCTURING, WHICH INCLUDES CUTTING 2.5% OF ITS WORKFORCE, THAT'S 2000 JOBS.
FRIDAY THE MARKETS WERE PRESSURED BY NEGATIVE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DRUG SECTOR AND A SPIKE IN OIL PRICES. CRUDE-OIL CLOSED THE DAY AT $46.28 A BARREL. THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY DOWN 55. AND THE NASDAQ CLOSED THE DAY DOWN 10.
E-BAY IS BRANCHING OUT INTO REAL ESTATE... THE COMPANY PLANS TO BUY APARTMENT LISTING WEB SITE RENT DOT COM, FOR 415-MILLION DOLLARS.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKETS LOG ON TO OUR SITE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN NEW YORK I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))


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[11Holiday-Shoppers]


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New holiday sales figures are expected to be released today. Despite an abundance of deals on toys and apparel, the much-hoped for sales bonanza apparently didn't materialize for the nation's retailers on the last weekend before Christmas.
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It would have been hard to tell that in Roanoke Valley.
Thousands of people hit the stores in search of the perfect gift.
There are now only five shopping days left until Christmas.
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[11AMVET-Food]


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A local volunteer group helped to feed the hungry this weekend.
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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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[IN Q=There is many hours]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Lloyd Cambell/AMVETS Local Post 40; ]
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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 to ensure a holiday feast for some needy families in Roanoke.
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[11Xmas-Caroling]


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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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[SOT 10:00:12]
[IN Q= It's something]

((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))
[SUPER=01-George Stevenson/Senior Pastor; ]
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[OUT Q=happiness of christmas]
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Residents say they enjoy the carolers and believe it's a good way to bring the community together during this holiday season.
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[COMM] [11Roanoke-Fire]


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A fire damaged an apartment building in Roanoke.
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The fire started in an upstairs bedroom at an apartment on Indian Village Lane in Southeast around 12-thirty yesterday. 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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[Biz-Brief]


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In business news, Pfizer took a hit after the results of a study on Celebrex were released.
Rachel Lee has more on that in today's business brief.
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((STOCKS CLOSED LOWER FRIDAY.
THE DOW INDUSTRIALS DROPPED 55-POINTS. AND THE NASDAQ FELL NEARLY 11.
SHARES OF PFIZER TUMBLED 11-PERCENT AFTER A NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE STUDY FOUND ITS ARTHRITIS DRUG, CELEBREX, MORE THAN DOUBLED THE RISK OF HEART ATTACK. IN SEPTEMBER, MERCK RECALLED the rival drug VIOXX, WHICH IS IN THE SAME DRUG CLASS AS CELEBREX, AFTER A STUDY SHOWED IT DOUBLED THE RISK OF HEART ATTACK AND STROKE. PFIZER POINTED OUT THAT THERE WAS NO INCREASED HEART RISK IN ANOTHER LONG-TERM STUDY OF CELEBREX that it conducted. AND IT SAID IT HAS NO PLANS TO TAKE IT OFF THE MARKET. CELEBREX IS EXPECTED TO BRING IN 3-POINT-4 BILLION DOLLARS IN SALES THIS YEAR.
ELI LILLY SHARES FELL NEARLY TWO-AND-A-HALF-PERCENT ON NEWS IT ADDED A WARNING LABEL TO ITS DRUG STRATTERA, (Stra-tair-a) USED TO TREAT ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER. IT NOW ADVISES PATIENTS WITH JAUNDICE OR A LIVER INJURY TO STOP TAKING THE DRUG. MORE THAN TWO MILLION PATIENTS HAVE TAKEN THE DRUG SINCE IT'S APPROVAL.
U-S LIGHT CRUDE FOR JANUARY DELIVERY SOARED TWO-DOLLARS AND 10-CENTS, SETTLING AT 46-DOLLARS, 28 CENTS A BARREL. THAT BRINGS THE WEEK'S GAINS TO ABOUT 14-PERCENT.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M RACHEL LEE. ))
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[11Century-Church]


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After years of holding Sunday service in a temporary location, a Roanoke congregation is now settling into its new permanent home. As Jeremy Butterfield reports, the church members played an important part in the move.


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[IN Q=For eight years the]
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[SUPER=01-Peter Givens/Church Member; :39]
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[SUPER=01-Jay Owens/Pastor; :57]
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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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[IN Q=We've functioned alright but]

((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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[OUT Q=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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[OUT Q=the outside of the building.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[IN Q=We are very glad]

((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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[OUT Q=well it's coming together.]

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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