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Coming up on News 7 at Five - The death toll from this weekend's tsunami pushes 60 thousand.
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Aid is on the way from across the country - including Roanoke - to help those hit by the disaster.
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We continue to head into a slow warm up weatherwise. Details ahead in the WDBJ 7 day planner.

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In medical news, kicking the habit isn't usually a sucessful New Year's resolution. But there may be some ways you can help yourself.
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and a Rocky Mount man is honored for helping fellow soldiers injured in the attack at a U-S military base in Mosul.
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Plus the Hokies are warming up in New Orleans.
Don't go away, News 7 at five is next.
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The death toll from this weekends tidal waves in South Asia is at 52-thousand and climbing. But internatoinal health officials says the worst may be yet to come.
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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young.
More than half of the deaths occurred in Indonesia, where the government has just raised the official count nearly 60 thousand. Jennifer Donelan has more.
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[SUPER=03-Koh Phi Phi, Thailand; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. David Nabarro/World Health Organization; :10]
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[SUPER=01-Andrew Lawson/Tourist; :45]
[SUPER=01-Adam Ereli/ State Department Spokesman; :58]
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[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State; 1:13 - VERY VERY QUICK!]
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(((KOH PHI PHI, THAILAND)
AMID THE DEVASTATION, THE BODIES AND WATER CAME A SOBERING PREDICTION FROM WORLD HEALTH OFFICIALS.
Sot - Dr. David Nabarro/World Health Organization There is certainly a chance that we have as many dying from communicable diseases as from the tsunami.

(KOROLOWELA, SRI LANKA)


SO THERE IS A RUSH TO BURY THE DEAD, BUT THE WORK IS OVERWHELMING. IN INDONESIA, 10,000 DIED IN ONE TOWN ALONE. IN SRI LANKA, MOST OF THE THOUSAND PEOPLE ON BOARD THIS TRAIN THAT WAS KNOCKED OVER BY WAVES ARE FEARED DEAD. AND IN THAILAND, SOLDIERS CLEARED A HOTEL BEACHFRONT OF WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE BODIES OF EUROPEAN AND FRENCH TOURISTS. FROM ITALY TO AUSTRALIA, TOURISTS ARE ARRIVING HOME WITH FRIGHTFUL STORIES TO TELL.
Sot - Andrew Lawson/Tourist They were finding bodies in the trees in Phuket and around Patong Beach.
A DOZEN AMERICAN TOURISTS ARE AMONG THE DEAD AND HUNDREDS OF OTHERS REMAIN UNACCOUNTED FOR.
Sot - Adam Ereli/ State Dept. Spokesman I would not presume to tell you the American casualty is final.

(KALUTAPA, SRI LANKA)


AS RELIEF POURS ACROSS THE 11 AFFECTED COUNTRIES, AUTHORITIES ARE ASKING FOR MONEY. FACING SOME SCRUTINY, THE U.S. UPPED ITS INITIAL DONATION OF 15- MILLION TO 35.
Sot - Colin Powell/Secretary Of State I think a lot more aid is going to be needed.
Standup - Jennifer Donelan The United States is sending a dozen c-130 transport planes full of relief supplies. As a white house spokesman put it, you name it its on the way. Jennifer Donelan, CBS News, Washington DC))




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Roanokers are responding to an appeal for disaster relief supplies. Donations are piling up at a Roanoke medical office organizing aid for tsunami victims in Sri Lanka.
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The death toll there continues to climb. It's now estimated at more than 18-thousand people in Sri Lanka alone. And more than one million people have reportedly been driven from their homes.
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Today, residents of the Roanoke Valley began dropping off bottled water, clothing, and other supplies at the medical office of Doctor Sam Samarasinghe (SAM-ruh-SING-huh).
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((KATHY SAMARASINGHE: I ALWAYS KNEW THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE WOULD BE VERY RECEPTIVE TO THIS AND WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL. AND IT'S SO HEARTWARMING TO SEE SO MAY PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT THERE, SOME OF WHOM DON'T HAVE VERY MUCH THEMSELVES, BUT HAVE SEEN THIS ON TV AND WANT TO DO WHATEVER THEY CAN TO HELP.))
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A trucking company has offered to transport the supplies to New York, and Sri Lankan Airlines will carry them to the capital of Colombo. The first shipment will leave Roanoke tonight, but organizers say their collections will continue.

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The eleven countries hit hardest by the waves may be devastated but they're not alone. The rest of the world is watching and reaching out. Bianca Solorzano has that part of the story.
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((IN WHAT COULD BECOME THE BIGGEST RELIEF EFFORT THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN... PEOPLE ACROSS AMERICA ARE RUSHING TO DO THEIR PART.

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ACROSS THE NATION IMMIGRANTS FROM SOME OF THE COUNTRIES HIT BY THE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMIS ARE REACHING OUT TO HELP. DONATIONS ARE BEING COLLECTED AT THIS BUDDHIST COMMUNITY CENTRE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

SOT - DR.BHANTE WALPOLA QIYANANDA, President, Sri Lankan Sangha Council

wE want to collect some money, send to Sri Lanka as we all other nations what we can.
THIS QUEENS NEW YORK BUDDHIST TEMPLE IS RECEIVING DONATIONS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY. VOLUNTEERS ORGANIZE THE CLOTHING, FOOD, AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES THAT WILL BE SHIPPED THIS WEEKEND. BUT THE BIGGEST NEED IS FOR MONETARY DONATIONS.

SOT, SHANIKA RANASINGH, Volunteer

There is a need to get things there quickly and the most I guess you could say convertible thing is money because that way it can be bought there.
SOLORZANO STAND UP : THESE LOCAL RELIEF EFFORTS WILL HELP BUT ITS REALLY THE HUMANITARIAN AGENCIES THAT WILL PUT A DENT IN THE DEVASTATION. THE UNITED NATIONS SAYS THIS UNPRECEDENTED DISASTER DESERVES AN UNPRECEDENTED RESPONSE. END STAND UP

SOT - Jan Egeland, U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator

The international assistance pledged from untied states, europe and countries around the area have been very generous.
SMALLER NON-PROFIT AID GROUPS LIKE "OPERATION USA" ARE ALSO HARD AT WORK ASKING FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND OTHER DONATIONS.

SOT- Richard Walden, President, Operation USA

We're happy in this kind of situation to focus on logistics and supplies, to try to get good information, to use established partnerships that we've made and then get the stuff over.
THE RECOVERY EFFORTS WILL NEED TO STAY STRONG FOR SOME TIME. WITH A LACK OF CLEAN DRINKING WATER AND THE THREAT OF DISEASE, THE HUMAN TOLL COULD GROW FOR WEEKS TO COME. BS, FOR CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))


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A minor accident is slowing traffic on 581 in Roanoke right now.
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Our live camera on Mill Mountain shows traffic is moving in the southbound lanes near Hershberger Road.
But cleanup is taking a while, so expect some slowdowns on that stretch of the highway.
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A Rocky Mount soldier is being recognized for heroic acts during last week's suicide blast in Mosul. 44-year-old Sargeant First Class Ricky Warren received a special coin for his actions in the wake of attack that killed 22. [TOSS ACROSS TO SUSAN AT BAM] Susan Bahorich spoke with Warren's wife. Susan, was she surprised?
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Shannon- Not at all. Nichelle Warren says her husband is just that type of guy- in fact, this isn't the first time he's been recognized- the paperwork for a bronze star is being processed.

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Sargeant Warren is a National Guardsman who is former career military. He's been gone since November 2003 and was deployed overseas in February.
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His wife, Nichelle says there were some tense moments after she heard about the blast in Mosul.
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Ricky Warren was recognized for helping with the wounded.
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((NICHELLE WARREN/HUSBAND'S DEPLOYED: WE WERE MORE CONCERNED- MY SISTER IN LAWS, MYSELF, AND MY FAMILY - NOT SO MUCH IF HE WAS GOING TO BE OKAY, IT'S JUST TYPE OF PERSON HE IS TO JUST JUMP INTO AND TRY TO HELP EVERYBODY ELSE. I WAS THINKING IF HE DID WHAT KIND OF DANGER HE'D PUT HIMSELF IN, SO THAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART. RICKY HELPS EVERYBODY.))
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Sargeant Warren didn't escape the blast unscathed. His wife tells us he suffered some hearing loss in his right-ear and some of his teeth were knocked loose.
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That being said- Nichelle Warren tells us her husband in is good spirits. [TOSS BACK ACROSS TO SHANNON] Shannon- Coming up tonight on News7 at six, we'll have more from Nichelle Warren and this local hero.
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Coming up on News 7 at Five - A V-M-I cadet visiting his parents for the holidays is killed in a car crash near their home.
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and if you plan to give up smoking for your new year's resolution, it may take more than will power. We'll explain in Health Check
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Nelson County authorities have charged a man with murder in a fatal shooting this morning.
The sheriff's office says the victim was 23-year-old Wayne Wilkerson of Schuyler.
Wilkerson was shot twice early this morning at a house in that section of the county.
Deputies arrested a suspect at the scene, 40-year-old Dwayne Scott Wyland, and recovered a handgun.
They believe a domestic dispute led to the shooting.


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A car smashed through the front door of a business in Campbell County this morning.
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State police say the driver hit the gas instead of the brake outside of the Seven Hills Animal Hospital on Waterlick Road.
The vehicle hit a pedestrian and then crashed into the building.
The 87-year-old driver, Jewel Guthrie Moore of Lynchburg, was NOT hurt.
Police say the pedestrian suffered minor injuries.
Damage to the building was about 20 to 30-thousand dollars.
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A V-M-I cadet from Maryland has died following an auto accident near his parents' home. Adrian Cmerek (smare-ick) was injured in a wreck last Wednesday while home for the holidays. He died yesterday at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Cmerek was a keydet football and lacrosse player, a member of the Class of 2006.

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Stop smoking. It's a common New Year's resolution that's rarely kept.
And as Sheri Richardson reports, even though states continue to recieve billions of dollars from the master settlement agreement, the majority is not doing its part to help.

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((EACH YEAR, A STAGGERING 440 THOUSAND PEOPLE DIE AS A RESULT OF DOING THIS. THAT'S 12 HUNDRED DEATHS EVERY SINGLE DAY. IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY...

(Amber Hardy-Thornton/American Legacy Foundation: 10:35:13 We lose 47

thousand African Americans per year. :16

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IN ADDITION, CIGARETTES KILL MORE AMERICANS THAN ALCOHOL, CAR ACCIDENTS, SUICIDE, AIDS, HOMICIDE AND DRUGS COMBINED, YET ONE IN EVERY 4 PEOPLE STILL SMOKE. MANY WILL TRY TO QUIT AS A NEW YEAR RESOLUTION.

(Eugene Jones/Smoker: 13:14:05 I want to make it, but you know how hard

it is to keep a resolution. :09

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THE PROBLEM: NICOTINE. IT'S AS ADDICTIVE AS HEROINE AND COCAINE.

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(Mary:Cough... When I wake up, the first thing on my mind is a

cigarette.)
27 YEAR OLD TONYA GUESS SMOKED FOR 8 YEARS. SHE PLEDGED TO GIVE IT UP FOR GOOD AND ALLOWED CAMERA CREWS TO DOCUMENT HER JOURNEY ON THE WEB-BASED REALITY SERIES MARY QUITS.
Sheri: GUESS SUCCEEDED WITH THE HELP OF TOBACCO REPLACEMENT THERAPY LIKE THE NICOTINE PATCH AND GUM. SHE ALSO UTILIZED SMOKING CESSATION AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS.

(from beta tape, slate 2) BUT A RECENT REPORT SHOWS STATES ARE NOT

FUNDING THOSE PROGRAMS LIKE THEY PROMISED UNDER THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT. FOR EVERY 23 DOLLARS TOBACCO COMPANIES SPEND ON MARKETING THEIR PRODUCTS, STATES ONLY SPEND ONE DOLLAR ON PROGRAMS THAT PROTECT.

(Amber Hardy-Thornton: 10:35:52 What this means is that there are less

programs available in terms of stop smoking programs, prevention programs for our youth. 36:00

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AND WITH 2000 TEENAGERS BECOMING ADDICTED TO CIGARETTES EVERY DAY, HEALTH GROUPS SAY STATES MUST STOP BLOWING SMOKE AND DO BETTER.

(Thornton: 10:35:40 We know the programs work when the funds are

available and the programs are available. :45

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GUESS IS PROOF OF THAT. IN WASHINGTON, SHERI RICHARDSON,FOR CBS NEWS))
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Coming up - a warming trend may be on the horizon. Robin has a look at your forecast after the break
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[VO] and the countdown is on for crews preparing Times Square for the biggest New Year's celebration in the country. We'll take a look a little later.
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Coming up in sports, the Virginia Tech women prepare to hit the hardwood tonight -
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and they're off. The Hokies head to New Orleans for a sweet taste of the Big Easy.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker which begins with plenty of holiday hoops. Let's start at the Salem Civic Center where Roanoke Catholic and Patrick Henry tipped off the Holiday Hoopla event.
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Joe Gaither's Celtics took a 5 point lead to the locker room at halftime.
But Travis Stokes tried to shoot the Patriots right back into things by nailing the baseline jumper for 2.
Catholic weathered the storm though. Orlando Walker gets an easy bucket in transition and there was plenty more where that came from.
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Walker scores 2 more on the break as Catholic won it ___ to___.
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The Northside Invitational hit the hard wood as well today and Blacksburg would
take on Dave Culicerto's William Byrd Terriers at Northside's gym.
Right off the bat, John Bailey makes the bullit pass to Preston Turpin who rips rope from outside the arc to put the Bruins up by three.
Then, Bailey does the work himself, taking the rock from Jared Jaudon and hitting the jumper from the right side.
[SUPER=33-Blacksburg/70/William Byrd/53;]Byrd comes back with Cameron Shepherd. He converts the pass from Mark Nest

er by hitting the three pointer.
Then, Matt Bird dishes the rock to James Childress who finds the range on the quick turn around. But Blacksburg goes on to win it 70 to 53.

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In girls action today, the Lady Terrier Christmas Classic tipped off today.
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Heritage Coach Mike Cheek watched his team fall behind early on.
Salem opened up an 18 point first half lead. Katie Schwizer buries a jumper from the corner pocket to help the Spartans cause.
Then check out Candace Dowell miss from in close. But she gets it right back on the turnover for the lay-in underneath.
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Heritage tried to hang tough. Brooke Justice bombs away for 3 at the halftime horn. But Salem went on to win it ___ to ___.
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The Virginia Tech women's basketball team begins play in the Lady Luck Classic at Cassell Coliseum tonight against Southern Miss. Davidson is the other team in the classic field. The Lady Hokies are 7 and 2 and are coming off an upset win over 12th ranked Texas Tech.
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Tech has won five in a row and is 4 and OH at home. Southern Miss leads this series but the Lady Hokies are 6 and 4 against the Lady Eagles at the Cassell.
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The Hokies and Auburn Tigers arrived in New Orleans earlier today. Tomorrow both teams will go through their first workouts with Tech practicing at Tulane University and Auburn inside the Super Dome.
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One Tiger who has certainly gotten Tech attention's is Auburn quarterback Jason Campbell, who has completed 70 percent of his passes this season for 19 touchdowns.
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Coming up at the top of the hour, Mike Stevens will tell us why the end of the season is really no different than the

start was for these Hokies. See ya then everybody. [5Marketwatch]


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All three major indexes have closed at new highs for 2004.
The Dow industrials gained 78 points, to ten-thousand-854.
The Nasdaq composite climbed 23 points, to 21-hundred-77. The S-and-P 500 rose eight and a-half points, to 12-hundred-13. Jean Lee has more in today's Marketwatch.

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New York is preparing to host the biggest party of the year.
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At least half a million people are expected to cram into Times Square to usher in the new year this Friday night. Police are already working on security. They say they're confident there will be no safer place than Times Square.
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This year will mark the one hundredth anniversary of the part in Times Square.
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There are finally some Hokies in the Big Easy.
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The team left early this morning for their trip to the Sugar Bowl. It was very chilly outside, but everyone was in good spirits and ready for some warmer weather. They took pictures and home videos of the start of the trip. Players even received hand books on the Sugar Bowl, telling them what to expect.
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((FRANK BEAMER: WE'RE GOING TO GET DOWN THERE AND GET DOWN TO OUR PRACTICE SITE AND DO A LITTLE CONDITIONING WORK, THEN TOMORROW STARTS OUR REGULAR MONDAY. :54 REGARDLESS OF WHAT DAY IT IS THAT'S MONDAY TO US ))
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The Hokies take on the number three team in the land.. Auburn.. on January third.
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Don't forget that WDBJ-7 is your place for
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[Shannon on Camera]
A citizens committee has made its recomendation for a new regional jail. So what happens now? (------------)

[Closing Animation] The answer at Eleven.