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Coming up on News 7-
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More regional jail news as a citizen's committee wraps up its work. Plus, two Virginia soldiers killed in an attack on an American base in Iraq this week. And the military tries to find the weak spot in its security that allowed the attack.
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News 7 is next.

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A citizens committee studying plans for a regional jail finishes its work.
But members are walking away frustrated.
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[Regional-Jail]


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There was one vote, but there will be two recomendations.
Tonight the citizen's committee suggested a site for a new regional jail but it's not crystal clear what members want.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin/BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now to try to sort this all out.
shannon ths problem was not everyone was on the same page.
[LIVE= /FULL]
[SUPER=@Justin1]

They decided to base their votes on certain criteria.
For example the willingness of the seller would get a certain number of points.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


But some members believe others on the citizens committee voted with their hearts, rather than follow the rules. Members then debated for severeal hours whether to keep the results, revote, start over or meet again.
There were a number of motions but in the end members decided to submit two recommendations to the board of supervisors.
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One recommdation was their top choice-- the Center for Research Technology site came out on top followed by the Higginbotham Farm.
The second recommendation factors in the criteria members agreed on and that ranked the Higgenbotham Farm and Horne properties at the top. They're both in Dixie Caverns.
(Justin will adlib)
[DOUBLE BOXES= /Microwave;]


So the committee's work is done but no one walked away happy.
Shannon, the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote January 11th.

[Nick-Mason]


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The two Virginia soldiers killed in this week's mess-hall bombing were remembered tonight.
Friends and relatives of Nick Mason held a candlelight vigil.
They gathered at King George High School earlier this evening.
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Meanwhile, friends here in the Roanoke Valley are remembering Mason as well. John Barrett was Mason's freshman roommate at Virginia Tech, and remembers him as a fun-loving and energetic friend.
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((JOHN BARRETT/VIRGINIA TECH JUNIOR; I TALKED TO HIM ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO WHEN HE GOT A CHANCE TO GET ON THE INTERNET IN IRAQ. HE WAS JUST A GREAT GUY. EVERYBODY LOVED HIM, IT WAS HARD NOT TO LIKE THE GUY. ))
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Virginia Tech will consult with Mason's family to decide what sort of memorial the school would hold. Mason's friends say they will gather to remember his life when classes resume in January.
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[Ruhren]


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The other Virginia soldier killed in the attack had expressed concerns about identifying insurgents. 20-year old David Ruhren (RUIN), was from northern Stafford County.
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[SUPER=03-Woodbridge;]

He was a 2002 graduate of Gar-Field High School in Prince William County and a member of the Marine Junior ROTC program.
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[IN Q=David was one who represented...]

((GUNNERY SGT LESTER JAMES/DAVID REHREN'S ROTC INSTRUCTOR: DAVID WAS ONE WHO REPRESENTED THAT WHO REALIZED IT IS AN OBLIGATION FOR ALL AMERICANS MALE OR FEMALE AND HE DIDN'T WANT TO JUST SIT BACK AND SAY OKAY I'LL LET THE NEXT GUY DO IT. YOU KNOW HE DECIDED THAT HE WANTED TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY AND HE WANTED TO STEP FORWARD AND HE PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.))
[SUPER=01-Gunnery Sgt. Lester James/David Ruhren's ROTC Instructor;]
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[OUT Q=paid the ultimate sacrifice.]
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Ruhren was a member of the Virginia Army National Guard's 229th Engineer Company, based in Fredericksburg. The unit was attached to the Richmond-based 276th Engineer Battalion, whose members were eating lunch when the blast occurred.
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When he was home for Thanksgiving, Ruhren told reporters he was concerned about insurgents, saying, "They're not wearing a uniform. You can't tell one from the other until they're pointing a weapon at you. It's crazy."

[Tazewell-Soldier]


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A soldier from Southwest Virginia is apparenly among the wounded.
The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports Sergeant Kyle Wright of Cedar Bluff in Tazewell County was wounded and is recovering.
The family support coordinator for Wright's unit says he's in a hospital in Iraq.

[Iraq]


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Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to the base in Mosul today. Amid tight secrecy, Rumsfeld headed directly to a combat surgical hospital where some of the victims of this week's attack are being treated. Meanwhile, the military is reassessing security at bases in Iraq after this week's attack on a mess hall. Drew Levinson reports.
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[SUPER=01-Col. Rhonda Cornum/Landstuhl Medical Center;]
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((IN THE WAKE OF TUESDAY'S BLAST, ARMED GUARDS ARE NOW POSTED AROUND DINING HALLS AND OTHER FACILITIES ON THE MILITARY BASE NEAR MOSUL. OTHER BASES IN IRAQ ALSO BEEFED UP SECURITY, AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUED INTO THE MESS TENT EXPLOSION THAT KILLED MORE THAN 20 PEOPLE. OFFICIALS BELIEVE IT WAS MOST LIKELY CAUSED BY A SUICIDE BOMBER WEARING AN IRAQI MILITARY UNIFORM. THEY SAY THE ATTACKER MAY HAVE PASSED THE REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR IRAQIS JOINING THE SECURITY FORCES.
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THE COMMANDER OF U.S. FORCES IN NORTHERN IRAQ CONCEDED THAT THE MILITARY'S SCREENING PROCEDURES WERE "NOT SATISFACTORY" IN THIS CASE. TOP OFFICIALS ARE NOW DISCUSSING WAYS TO BETTER PROTECT TROOPS FROM SIMILAR ATTACKS. THE MILITANT GROUP, ANSAR AL-SUNNA, REPEATED ITS CLAIM OF RESPONSIBILITY THURSDAY ... AND CALLED THE UNITED STATES "STUPID" FOR NOT REALIZING IT WAS A SUICIDE ATTACK. DOCTORS TREATING THE WOUNDED AT A MILITARY HOSPITAL IN GERMANY EXPECT ALL OF THEM TO RECOVER. THEY'RE HOPING MANY OF THOSE INJURED WILL BE ABLE TO RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES BY CHRISTMAS.
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"It is obvious they were not wearing their battle armour, they were sitting down at lunch... in this case they were really primarily neck, chest, abdomen and not so much extremities." ON THURSDAY -- ANOTHER REMINDER THAT INSURGENTS ARE STILL A MAJOR PROBLEM IN IRAQ. U.S. WARPLANES AND TANKS STRUCK REBEL POSTIONS IN FALLUJAH, WHILE HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS RETURNED TO BATTLE-SCARRED CITY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HEAVY FIGHTING BEGAN THERE. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON))

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Winter storms have made holiday travel almost impossible in parts of the country.
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This holiday season could be the busiest travel season in recent years, but many people are facing major delays. Heavy snowfall across the midwest left many travelers stranded on the road.
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[IN Q=We tried]

((ALLEN DAVIS/HOLIDAY TRAVELER: WE TRIED TO GET UP THE UH, THE, THE EXIT RAMP THERE AND SNOW'S JUST TOO DEEP. CAN'T DO IT, SO, WE'RE JUST SPENDING THE NIGHT HERE TILL THEY BRING A PLOW AND BRING SOME TOW TRUCKS AND GET THIS ALL CLEARED OUT.))
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Airport traffic is also facing major delays. At Washington's Reagan National Airport, officials are urging people to arrive at least two-and-a-half hours before domestic flights.
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It wasn't snow, but mud that caused trouble at the Richmond International Airport today.
An American Airlines jet ran off a runway.
None of the 134 passengers and crew were injured, but the mishap tied up two of the airport's three major runways for hours.
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Although travel may be slow, modifications on patdown procedures for female passengers have made travel a little bit easier. Effective today, airport security screeners can no longer touch female passengers between their breasts. The new rules are in response to numerous complaints from women about the intrusiveness of the searches. Roughly two million passengers a week are patted down.
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It may be the closest governor's race in U-S history.
Still ahead, the messy recounts in Washington state.
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Plus investigators now think they know what started a fire earlier this week in Roanoke.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports office. Coming up later, the Dazzle gets into the holiday spirit, we'll hit the ACC hardwood, and Vick pads his bank account. Plus, Buena Vista's Lucas Bolen gets an unforgettable Christmas gift from Wali Lundy. All that and more on the way in sports.))
[Grayson-Fire]

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Roanoke authorities say a fire that destroyed a Grayson Avenue house this week was an accident.
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Officials say it started either from careless smoking, or from material left too close to a kerosene heater.
The homeowner suffered serious burns.
Officials say they won't release his name because of federal privacy laws.
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[Warner]


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Governor Mark Warner pledges his last year in office to helping economically depressed communities in our region succeed.
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Warner hopes his "Virginia Works" initiative will help by re- investing in communities and helping existing businesses grow. He says economic development outside of northern Virginia has been one of his biggest challenges as governor.
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[IN Q=How can we bring]

((MARK WARNER: HOW CAN WE BRING PROSPERITY TO COMMUNITIES LIKE MARTINSVILLE, GRUNDY, PULASKI SO THAT THAT YOUNG PERSON DOESN'T FEEL LIKE HE HAS TO PICK UP AND MOVE TO TYSON'S CORNER IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA TO GET A GOOD JOB.))
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[OUT Q=to get a good job]
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Now that Virginia has a budget surplus, Warner says it's time to make sound investments in struggling communities. Some Democrats are urging him to run for president in 2008. He says he's not ruling anything out, but wants to finish his term as governor before making any decisions.
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[WA-Governor]


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Many of us have already forgotten about election day, but not folks in Washington State.
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They've been counting and re-counting the nearly three million votes cast November Second.
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[IN Q=It's nothing]

((CHRIS GRYGIEL/SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER; IT'S NOTHING ANYBODY COULD HAVE ANTICIPATED. // IT'S WIDELY BELIEVED THIS IS THE CLOSEST GOVERNORS' RACE IN US HISTORY. ))
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[OUT Q=in U-S history.]
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The first tally showed Republican Dino Rossi with a 261 vote lead. Then an automatic machine recount cut that lead to 42 votes.
But today the results of a hand recount showed Democrat Christine Gregoire (GREG'-wahr) won by 130 votes.
The results are expected to be challenged and some Republicans are calling for a whole new election.
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It may not be a white Christmas, but it will feel cold enough.
Leo Hirsbrunner has our forecast when News Seven returns.
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Cold weather means bring those pets inside... and cold weather isn't the only health issue many pets face during the holidays.
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[Monty-Water]


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Montgomery County has canceled its request that customers on the Price's Fork Water System conserve water.
The system was restored this morning.
In a news release, the county says the voluntary conservation, along with repairs to supply lines and additional water provided by Blacksburg and Christiansburg, has allowed the system to recover about a third of its full capacity.



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Too much water was the problem in Roanoke today, after heavy rain caused some minor street flooding.
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The showers just before noon left deep puddles in places like Shaffer's Crossing and Campbell Avenue southwest.
City crews put up barricades at Patterson Avenue and 24th Street.
The rain was gone as quickly as it came, leaving cold air, clear skies and no hope of a white Christmas.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, the Dazzle gets shot down by the Hunstville Flight, UVA works overtime against Loyola Marymount, and the Cavaliers football team hits the bowling alley in Boise, but first our extra point,
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/2002 Season; :00]


Liberty Head Football Coach Ken Karcher picked up a 5 year contract extension today. The former backup to John Elway in Denver, coached the Flames to 6 wins in each of the past two years.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle entertained the Huntsville Flight tonight at the Civic Center, and the team gave away a Sugar Bowl trip thanks to Botetourt Travel.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Huntsville vs. Dazzle; :00]


Larry Poindexter and Danny Wright were the names drawn from the hat, and Wright outdueled Poindexter in a game of around the world to claim the all expense paid trip, thanks to that shot right there.
The Dazzle could have used Wright tonight. Cory Alexander poured in 22 points to lead the Daz, including those two off the window, and the foul.
[SUPER=33-Huntsville/112/Roanoke/101;]

But there wasn't nearly enough of that as Huntsville won it 112 to 101.
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J-R Reynolds only had 3 field goals tonight for Virginia, but his final one was a big one, a lay-up with 2 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Cavs to a 79-77 win over Loyola Marymount. UVA improved to 8 and 1. Elton Brown led the way with 25 points and 9 boards.
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[SUPER=03-College Park, MD/Comcast Sports Net; :00]


Former Virginia coach Jeff Jones and his American Eagles made the short trip to College Park tonight to face Maryland.
The Terps were rude hosts.
[SUPER=33-American/61/Maryland/82/;]

John Gilchrist scored 20 points in an 82-61 Maryland win.
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[S-Bowling]


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The Virginia Cavaliers took a break from the practice field in Boise yesterday to do some snow mobiling. Today, it was the
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first annual Brawley Beef bowl event at Westy's Bowling Alley. Brawley Beef supplied two local charities, Life's Kitchen and Women's and Children's Alliance with one pound of beef per pin scored. Mike McGrew showed some nice form in rolling a strike.
Others weren't so lucky. Roanoke's Jermaine Hardy did his best though. The team returns to the practice field tomorrow.
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[S-Lucas]


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Cavs Wali Lundy, Kwakou Robinson, Michael Johnson, and Tony Franklin will have someone special in Buena Vista to play for on Monday. Lundy, in particular has struck up quite the friendship with 6 year old Lucas Bolen.
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((Nats:
At first glance, Lucas looks like a typical 6 year old boy. But at 19 months old, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and recently doctors detected a cyst, 3 centimeters in diameter on his brain, causing headaches and seizures.
Lisa:
During one of his many trips to Charlottesville for doctor's visits, Lucas had some surprise visitors in the form of several Cavaliers, including his favorite Wahoo, running back Walli Lundy. Lundy presented Lucas with an authentic game used jersey with his name on it. Lundy's first contact with the youngster came last season, when he learned of Bolen's story through Gerry Capone, the UVA Associate AD for football operations, and others in the football office.
Lisa:
Lucas attended the UVA-Maryland game this season in Charlottesville, and has received several notes and phone calls from Lundy, a mini-helmet with Lundy's signature, and a football signed by the entire Cavalier team.
Lisa:
And Lucas couldn't be more appreciative.
Lucas:))

[S-ACC]


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The Hokies have broken camp in Blacksburg and headed home for the Christmas holiday. The players and coaches have plenty to feel good about entering the Sugar Bowl, after proving to the rest of the ACC that they were a worthy addition.
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Michael Vick will be buying plenty of Christmas gifts for his teammates after agreeing to a new 10 year contract with the Falcons.
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The deal is worth 100 million dollars and it guarantees Vick an NFL record 37 million dollars in bonuses.
That surpasses the 98 million dollar deal signed by Peyton Manning in March.
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[OUT Q=never really find a home."]
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Pet-Safety]


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The holidays can be stressful for humans, and veterinarians say they can be trouble for pets too.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

While it's true the winter weather can be hard on an outdoor pet Doctor Sharon Coleman says table scraps cause most of the harm she sees on the holidays.
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((DR. SHARON COLEMAN:MOST OF THE TIME THE DOGS ARE FED THE MEAT, THE HAM, BONES, AND THE FAT AND THAN THOSE END UP AT THE VETERINARIAN FOR A CHECK UP DUE TO PROBLEMS FROM THAT.))
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[OUT Q=problems from that.]
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There are steps owners can take to keep their pets safe. Don't feed your dog the post Christmas dinner table scraps. If it's below freezing outside bring your pet inside. Don't let your pet chew on holly, mistletoe, or pine needles. Keep your pets away from electrical cords. And don't think that stress only affects you on the holidays.
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Construction on the new Pulaski County Animal Shelter and Humane Education Center is moving forward. It's expected to open early next year and will house a spay and neuter clinic, puppy room, cat condo and an education room. Last year the county euthanized almost 15-hundred animals because the old shelter is too small. More than 4-thousand people have made donations to the new shelter, but the Humane Society still needs money to buy kennels and cages.
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