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It's a sweet, but hectic sendoff for Hokie fans heading down to the Sugar Bowl.
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And, 2005 arrives with a bang in Australia, while the Big Apple prepares for tonight's big party.
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A warm end to the year 2004 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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Hokie fans officially take off for the Big Easy.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom. [Airport]


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Hundreds of Hokies crammed into the Roanoke Regional Airport this morning.
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The Sugar bowl- bound were easy to spot. Many wore maroon and orange, and sported Mardi Gras beads. Three chartered flights to New Orleans left this morning. And although the lines were long, by all accounts, everything went very smoothly.
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((AMANDA DEHAVEN: IT WENT VERY, VERY WELL. THE PASSENGERS ALL GOT HERE TWO HOURS AHEAD OF TIME AND GOT THROUGH SCREENING AS SOON AS THEY GOT HERE AND EVERYTHING HAS GONE VERY SMOOTHLY TODAY.))
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Four more chartered flights leave New Year's Day, and once again airport officials are asking everyone to arrive two hours early. The airport is expecting another crowd on January 4th.. the morning after the big game.
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Coming up tonight at 6:00 we'll hear from some of those crazy Hokies headed to the Big Easy.

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Tech fans continue to head south, where tonight many will ring in the new year, and then cheer the Hokies on against Auburn Monday.
Mike Stevens has more from outside the SuperDome.
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In some parts of the world, it's already 2005.
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Australia entered the new year with fireworks, but only after a minute of silence to remember the tsunami victims in South Asia
Sydney was the world's first major city to start celebrations, as each time zone around the world enters the new year.
Revelers greeted 2005 with cheers, music and a pyrotechnic display that was televised to an audience of millions.
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For the first time since the September 11th attacks, New York City is the number one destination for New Year's celebrations.
Security will be tight, as some one million people gather in Times Square.
As Alina Cho tell us, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says police boats, helicopters, bomb squads and thousands of officers will be on patrol tonight.
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That was Alina Cho reporting.
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The death toll from the Asian tsunamis has climbed to over 120- thousand.
Now relief agencies face the daunting task of getting supplies to desperate survivors.
Jennifer Donelan has the latest.
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AS NEW AMATEUR VIDEO SHOWS THE WALL OF WATER AS IT SLAMMED ONTO SHORE, HEALTH EXPERTS WARN A SECOND DEADLY WAVE...DISEASE...IS SET TO POUNCE ON THOSE WHO SURVIVED.
Sot - Dr. David Nabarro/World Health Organization "It's not unreasonable to contemplate between 50 and 100,000 deaths if we are unable to get help to the people who need it on time."

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IN INDIA, EFFORTS TO AVOID A PANIC INCLUDE NON-STOP VACCINATIONS AND SPRINKLING DISINFECTANT ON THE GROUND. POOLS OF SEWAGE...MOSQUITOS...AND DECOMPOSING BODIES ARE REMINDERS THAT RELIEF CAN'T COME FAST ENOUGH.
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IN INDONESIA, THE U.S. MARINES ARE ON THE GROUND.

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SOLDIERS UNLOADED MUCH NEEDED SUPPLIES LIKE CLEAN WATER WHILE ANOTHER CARGO PLANE CARRIED IN FAMILIES RESCUED FROM SOME OF THE HARDEST HIT AREAS ON SUMATRA ISLAND.
Sot - Tim Tegerhardson/Assist. Press Secretary/US Embassy in Jakarta "We've got teams doctors right now in helicopters flying above the area looking to provide assistance."
WITH A DEATH TOLL OF MORE THAN 120,000 ACROSS 12 COUNTRIES...THE RACE TO IDENTIFY BODIES GROWS MORE DIFFICULT BY THE DAY. IN THAILAND, DOCTORS TRY THEIR BEST... AS FAMILIES WAIT.
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Authorities in Argentina say they'll investigate claims that emergency doors were locked in a nightclub that caught fire last night.
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At least 175 people were killed in the blaze, and more than 600 others were injured.
Witnesses say the fire started when someone threw a flare during a rock concert.
They also say emergency doors were locked-- prompting people to push and jump over each other as they tried to escape.
Police are still investigating.
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A police officer is being held hostage at a home in Connecticut after being shot while responding to a domestic call.
Authorities say the gunman is a former state corrections officer.
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The wounded officer, Peter Lavery was shot in the chest last night.
Police believe he's being held hostage in the basement of a house they now have surrounded.
This morning, a SWAT team used tear gas to try to force the gunman out of the house.
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A convenience store robbery caught on tape in California looks more like a scene from an action movie.
The store clerks turned the tables on the would-be robber.
Mike Dinow has the story.
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(( TAKE PKG WEDNESDAY NIGHT- A SURVELANCE CATCHES A YOUNG HISPANIC MALE--WALKING INTO THIS DESERT HOT SPRINGS SEVEN ELEVE
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TREET... DETECTIVE AGAIN- " there might be some noticable bruises--he was wacked pretty good several times---and might

even be a bite mark" " police say the nature of the crime is not that unusual but the location is...you this guy tried to rob a convenient store directly across the street from the desert hot springs police department" " dah...stupid criminals--ha, ha, ha" DETECTIVE AGAIN- " criminals don't always plan things out unfortunately" " he knows someone in the area--and maybe he came home with some extra bruises--but the suspect didn't want to talk--hopefully someone will step forward" MIKE DENOW FOR CBS NEWS.))
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Coming up on News 7 - Officials go back to the drawing board in the search for a woman and her granddaughter missing from North Carolina.
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and a Christiansburg car dealer put the breaks on its tradition of making a move to avoid merchant taxes.
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Authorities are back to square one in the search for a missing North Carolina woman and her granddaughter.
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Gail Haddock Dail and her 15 year old granddaughter were last heard from December Sixth, as they traveled to visit family in Salem.
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That's when Dail made a frantic cell-phone call to her ex-husband saying they were drowning.
Since then, searchers have covered hundreds of miles of roads and searched from the air along the presumed route to Salem.
They've been frustrated by the lack of leads and thought there was a break yesterday when a cadaver dog alerted authorities to a pond in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
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A sonar scan found two objects underwater, but dive teams were not able to locate the women in the pond and the search was called off. Authorities in Kinston, North Carolina say they'll turn out search teams again if they get any new clues.

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It looks like Montgomery County car dealers aren't racing off their lots this New Year's Eve.
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For several years, dealers like Shelor moved their cars out of the county to avoid paying the Merchants Tax. Many business owners claimed the tax was too high. It's assessed each year on New Year's Day on a business' inventory. But this year, the county cut the tax in half. David Hagan of Shelor Motor Mile told News 7 in July he would not move his cars. From the looks of his lot this morning, it appears this dealership is going to pay up.
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A Salem businessman will remember 2004 as the year he fought city hall and won a partial victory.
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VDOT is adding turn lanes and paving parts of East Main Street and Route 419.
The project has been criticized by the owner of Givens Books who says it's cutting into his business.
In July, Chip Givens expressed his displeasure on a sign directing supporters to call the city manager's office.
A city official took the sign down but after the A-C-L-U threatened legal action, the city relented.
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Givens has a new sign that encourages people to call and complain to the V-Dot commissioner in Richmond.
The state ackowledges the work has created inconviences but points out the project is one time and should be complated by June.
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Coming up a little later - Leo has a look at your New Year's forecast
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and they're a unique way to add a little "spice" to your jewlery collection - meet the lady who turned spam from a can of food to wearable art-- after the break
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You've heard of Spam sandwiches.
There's even a Spam restaurant.
But how about Spam JEWELRY?
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A Minnesota woman has been making Spam earrings for 11 years-- and no two are alike.
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((PEGGY LARKIN/SPAM EARRING ARTIST: WHEN I TELL PEOPLE I MAKE SPAM EARRINGS, THEY THINK THAT I MAKE 'EM OUT OF SPAM. LIKE OUT OF THE MEAT. THEN I HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO THEM, NO THEY'RE OUT OF CLAY.))
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Larkin bakes the cans in her oven before painting them, and uses a special mix of paints.
The earrings are sold at the Spam Gift Shop in Austin.
It's one of many popular items with spam written on it.
More than 700- pairs were sold this year alone.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was up 7 points. Nasdaq gained 2 points.


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The effort to bring the Big Unit to New York continues. Up next in Sports Randy Johnson might be leaving Arizona after all.
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And Frank Beamer talks about his New Year's resolution, as well as suspended quarterback Marcus Vick.
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It was Day three in New Orleans for both Tech and Auburn.
Mike Stevens has a recap.
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A tentative agreement has been reached that would send five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson to the New York Yankees.
Arizona would get two pitchers and a catcher -- plus about nine- million dollars. The deal still has to be approved by Johnson and baseball commissioner Bud Selig.



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