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Up next on News 7--

Dozens of Roanoke- based Marines prepare for deployment to Iraq.
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And it's a bittersweet homecoming for Hokie fans, as they return from the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
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Temperatures are already in the 60s and 70s in some locations. Will this warm weather 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 head back to Virginia. Hundreds arrive at the Roanoke Regional airport in the past hour.
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The Hokie fans are back in town-- at least two charter flights full of fans touched down this morning.
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Jean Jadhon is at the airport with more.
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((ROLLCUE:..most are proud of the team.))
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Authorities have released the names of the two people killed in a fire on New Year's Day.
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The fire in an apartment on Sixth Street southwest killed 47-year-old Debra Hippensteel and 51-year-old Cleveland Haymaker.
Officials are still looking into the cause.
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Nearly 90 local marines are readying for deployment after being called up to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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The men are part of Company B based out of Roanoke. Today is the first of four days the marines will use to fill out paperwork and other administrative details before leaving for training in California or North Carolina on Saturday. The group is primarily made up of young men who have never been to war or the Middle East, but the group's leaders, who have fought before - they say these young men have an eye-opening experience ahead.
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((CAPT. MIKE WESTON/U.S. MARINES: THE WEATHER IS NOT GREAT. IT'S GOING TO BE VERY, VERY HOT AFTER THE SANDSTORMS STOP, IT GETS EXTREMELY HOT 120-130. IN ADDITION, VERY, VERY TENSE INITIALLY UNTIL THEY GET USED TO THE RHYTHMS OF BEING OVER THERE.))
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Company B has orders for up to 12-months and is expected to be in Iraq. Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, we'll take a closer look as these men get ready to head out, and see the latest state of the art equipment they'll use to fight in Iraq.
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It's been a deadly day for U- S soldiers in Iraq.
Military officials say five Americans were killed today in roadside bombings.
This is the deadliest day for the U-S miltary since a suicide bomber killed 14 soldiers in an attack last month.


Scott Rapoport has more.
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((IT WAS ANOTHER BRAZEN DAY-TIME ATTACK...AND YET ANOTHER WARNING FROM INSURGENTS THEY INTEND TO DO ANYTHING POSSIBLE TO DISRUPT UPCOMING ELECTIONS.

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THE TARGET TODAY WAS BAGHDAD GOVERNOR ALI AL-HAIDARI...HE WAS KILLED ALONG WITH SIX BODYGUARDS IN A ROADSIDE AMBUSH. A GROUP LED BY WANTED TERRORIST ABU MUSAB AL-ZARQAWI CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY...SAYING ITS FIGHTERS HAS STRUCK DOWN A TYRANT AND AN AMERICAN AGENT.
SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL HEARD ABOUT THE ASSASSINATION WHILE TRAVELING IN ASIA. POWELL SAYS THE INSURGENTS ARE TRYING TO LIVE IN THE PAST.

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"THEY WANT TO GO BACK TO THE TYRANNY OF SADDAM HUSSEIN REGIME AND THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN."

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EARLIER TUESDAY MORE UNREST...A BOMBER RAMMED A FUEL TRUCK NEAR BAGHDAD'S GREEN ZONE. THE BLAST ROCKED THE CAPITAL...KILLING AT LEAST 8 POLICE COMMANDOS AND INJURING DOZENS MORE. AND SEVERAL AMERICAN SOLDIERS LOST THEIR LIVES IN ROAD SIDE BOMBINGS.
and now... THE SECURITY SITUATION HAS IRAQ'S PRESIDENT URGING THE UNITED NATIONS TO LOOK INTO WHETHER THE JANUARY 30TH ELECTIONS SHOULD BE POSTPONED. HE's AMONG A GROWING NUMBER OF IRAQIS WHO BELIEVE THAT'S THE ONLY THING TO DO.
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Californians may finally get some relief today from the wicked weather.
For the past week, the state has been pounded by a series of winter storms.
The latest hit yesterday, dumping several inches of snow and causing widespread flooding.
Sandra Hughes reports.
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(( California's weird weather is continuing into the new year... This is a rare water spout in the ocean off the coast of Los Angeles... No damage reported, it didn't reach land; but that doesn't stop Californians from finding something to
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ng some of the heaviest snowfall in years. It caused some travel problems, and the waters of Lake Tahoe were churning... but this latest storm mostly kept skiers and ski resort operators delirously happy; they're reporting up to nine feet of snow since late last week. Water officials caution the storms don't mean California's long drought is over, but it'
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nia, too: enough to shut down 40 miles of I-5, the main thoroughfare between north and south... Backing up traffic even
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y job... It's making us miserable!" A few cars and trucks were able to sneak through... But for most, there was a new
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be here three hours." He'd better get used to waiting; more storms are expected through the week. SH CBS News Los Angeles. ))
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Coming up next on the newscast, while others struggle, at least one group says it has received enough tsunami relief.
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Also a man accused of being a dictator learns if he will face murder and kidnapping charges.
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The U- N says delivering aid to tsunami- stricken parts of South Asia is a ''logistical nightmare.''
Tens of thousands still haven't received any help at all.
Aleen Sirgany has an update.
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Roanokers responded last week, sending relief supplies to tsunami victims in South Asia. Now, the group collecting that aid says it has all the food and clothing it can handle.
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Roanoke sent two truckloads of supplies, and Doctor Sam Samarasinge (Samara-Singa) plans to follow later this month. The Sri Lanka Medical Association of North America says it now has a tremendous amount of food and clothing, but is still accepting antibiotics, and cash donations.
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Chile's Supreme Court has upheld the indictment and house arrest of former dictator Augusto Pinochet (pee-noh-CHET.)
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He's charged in nine kidnappings and a homicide during his reign.
A court official says justices voted three-to-two to uphold the indictment.
Pinochet's (pee-noh- CHET'S) lawyers say the 89-year-old is unfit for trial because of failing health.
He's recovering from a stroke that sent him to the hospital for five days in December.
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The discovery of a person with an active case of tuberculosis has led Amherst County to call a public meeting tonight.

Health officials won't be specific about who brought the illness to the elementary school.
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But health officials say someone at Elon Elementary was recently diagnosed as having active tuberculosis.
They're asking about fifty to sixty people who had close contact with that person to be skin-tested within the next week.
Despite the request, officials say tuberculosis is not easy to contract.
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((DR. KATHERINE NICHOLS/CENTRAL VA HEALTH DISTRICT: IN THE HOUSE ALL THE TIME CONTACTS OF AN ACTIVE CASE, ONLY ABOUT THIRTY PERCENT OF THOSE PEOPLE EVER TURN POSITIVE. SO IT'S NOT AN EASILY TRANSMISSABLE, IT'S NOT AN EASILY CATCHABLE DISEASE.))
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Letters went home to parents of all Elon Elementary School students yesterday informing them about the problem.
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As we mentioned earlier, a public meeting will be held at the school tonight at 7 for anyone who still has questions and concerns.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a man best known as a Mad artist has passed away.
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Also it's not the same as lightning striking twice, but one couple has the first baby of the New Year for the second year in a row.
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The artist who helped create Mad Magazine's mascot has died.
For more than a half century Kelly Freas (freez) produced covers for science fiction and fantasy books, in addition to some of the rock group Queen's best selling record covers.
In seven years as the main cover artist of Mad Magazine, Freas helped give Newman his gap-toothed grin.
His wife says the 82 year old artist died in his sleep Sunday at home in Los Angeles.
She tells The Associated Press, ``Life with a Mad artist was never boring.''

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A Massachusetts mother apparently enjoyed having the first baby of the year so much-- she did it again.
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Terri Gavel has now claimed the title of having the first baby of the year for the SECOND year in a row.
Gavel thought she was just lucky when she gave birth to daughter Rory Ann New Year's Day, 2004.
Little did she know she'd be the first back-to-back winner when she had daughter, Kelsey on New Years Day, 2005.
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((TERRI GAVEL/NEW YEAR'S MOTHER:IT'S ACTUALLY KIND OF FUNNY BECAUSE LAST YEAR MY MOM TOLD ME NOT TO GET USE TO IT. DOESN'T HAPPEN TWICE, NOBODY GOES HOME IN A LIMO. ))
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This time Gavel's prize for having the first baby included a seven-pound lobster, the same weight as her newborn daughter.
And in case you're wondering, Gavel says she DOESN'T plan to go for baby number three next year...
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Virginia Tech made it look like they'd have another come from behind victory in last night's Sugar Bowl.
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But the big plays came way too late to count in this one. Coming up in Sports we'll have the highlights. Plus we'll see the Hokies come home.
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Earlier in the newscast, we checked in with Jean Jadhon as Sugar Bowl fans began arriving at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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Now they Hokies football team is back.
Let's check in with Jean Jadhon at the airport.
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Several missed chances and a rusty start left the Hokies on the short end of the stick last night. Tech almost had another come from behind victory, but the big plays came just a little too late, as a three point loss to Auburn leaves a bittersweet taste from last night's Sugar Bowl. Mike Stevens has more on the loss, and reaction from the players.
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Tonight Oklahoma and U-S-C play for the N-C double A championship in the Orange Bowl. Both coaches offered some final thoughts about the game.
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