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Holiday travel turns tragic on area roadways.
California police think the case of a missing Hollywood model may be murder.
And U-S troops spend Thanksgiving preparing for a Bosnian peacekeeping mission.
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Meanwhile our weather picture looks a lot brighter. There will be rain today but temperatures are out of the danger zone for snow & ice.
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Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

Water-Break


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Roanoke City officials report that there is a major underground water main break in the city that is also affecting Roanoke County.
The break has affected water pressure in some parts of the city and has discolored the water in some areas.
Public works officials say the water should be boiled before consumption.
They say as soon as they are able to locate the break the water pressure and color should return to normal.

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On Thanksgiving more travelers hit the road more than any other holiday.
Unfortunately that can also mean more accidents.
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A Fincastle woman was ejected from her car this morning in a single vehicle accident on Interstate 81.
State police say she was southbound when the accident occurred near Dixie Caverns.
State police suspect she fell asleep at the wheel.
Police say she is in stable condition, and her fiancee, who was a passenger, suffered minor injuries.
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Also in Roanoke County - one man remains hospitalized after a four car pile up last night.
Pedro Solano of Roanoke was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
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It happened at about six-thirty at the intersection of Buck Mountain Road and 2-20.
According to witnesses this vehicle was struck in the intersection -trapping the driver inside.
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One driver says he could not avoid the collision.
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((DANNY HOUSMAN/ACCIDENT VICTIM: I WAS COMING DOWN WITH A GREEN LIGHT DOWN 220 SOUTH WHEN HE COME OUT OF BUCK MOUNTAIN ROAD, EVIDENTLY NOT PAYING ATTENTION AND RAN THE RED LIGHT. I HIT HIM RIGHT SQUARE IN THE SIDE OF THE DOOR. HE SPUN AROUND BACKWARDS AND WENT INTO THE CHEVROLET SITTING UP ON THE HILL.))
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Police are still investigating.
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Police are also investigating another accident in the county that happened a few hours later.
It happened on Olsen Road.
Police say the driver of the vehicle lost control, his car went into a creek, and flipped on it's top.
The driver was transported to a local hospital.
His condition is not known, however police say he was conscious.
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Travel


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The nation's highways are expecially busy this holiday thanks to lower gas prices.
As Ron Jones reports, authorities hope people are thinking about safety as they set out for the long weekend.
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(( According to Virginia Automobile Association Officials there will be more than 30 million people on the highways and in the air.
They say this is a two percent increase from last year.
Authorities are hoping motorists take precautions as they make that yearly trip to grandma's house.
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((VICKIE HOPKINS/AAA OFFICE MANAGER: WELL, MAKE SURE YOU GET PLENTY OF REST BEFORE YOU HIT THE ROAD AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU TAKE STOPS ALONG THE WAY AND GET REST. AND ALSO DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.))
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There's also advice for those travelling by plane.
Airport officials are asking passengers to travel light and to keep an eye on their valuables.
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))
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State Police also suggest that travelers allow for more time to get to there destination.
And Virginia Department of Transportation Officials suggest that if there is snow or ice in the area you should call their office for road conditions.

Amherst-Body


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Amherst County authorities are asking for your help in identifying a body found yesterday near Galt's Mill.
The body of a white female was discovered along a riverbank by two deer hunters, one of them an off- duty Amherst County deputy. ESS/FULL
She's in her mid- 20's, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.
She has a wound to her upper torso and police are treating her death as a homicide.
Anyone with information about the woman should call Amherst County authorities at 804- 929- 9300.


MODEL


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A former Los Angeles Raiders cheerleader has been missing almost a week.
Now, police think they know why.
They think Linda Sobek may have been murdered.
She was last seen November 16th when she headed out for a modeling photo shoot.
This afternoon, police have a photographer in custody.
Mary Grady reports.
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Still to come, evangelist Billy Graham is being advised NOT to tour,
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and some American soldiers spend their Thanksgiving on the front lines of freedom.
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There are reports today that Bosnian Serbs are gearing up for more fighting.
Bosnian Serb radio reports that leaders in control of suburban Sarajevo have rejected the Bosnia peace plan worked out in the U-S.
It also says they're increasing their military readiness.
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But in Belgrade they're celebrating.
That's after the U-N Security Council voted to suspend trade sanctions against Serb-led Yugoslavia.
The action means prices for goods that had been sold on the black market will drop and -- for the first time in three years -gasoline will be widely available.
Meantime U-S troops are preparing for their mission to help enforce the peace agreement.
Allen Pizzey has more.
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Bosnia


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Leeson


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The trader connected to the collapse of one of Britian's oldest banks is back in Singapore to face fraud charges.
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Nicholas Leeson arrived today from Germany, where had been held since March second, while he tried unsuccessfuly to block Singapore's extradition.
In late February Barings bank went broke from nearly one-point-four-billion dollars in losses piled up by Leeson's bets on stock futures.
Leeson will be charged with forging documents and opening a fictitious bank account to cover unauthorized trades.
If convicted he faces up to 14 years in prison.
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Graham


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Billy Graham won't be visiting Australia and New Zealand next year.
Doctors have ordered the evangelist to cancel his upcoming crusades in February and March.
The 77-year-old Graham suffers from Parkinson's disease, and doctors fear the strain of his tour could worsen his condition.
This summer, Graham collapsed while giving a speech in Toronto and was hospitalized for a bleeding colon.

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Up next, what people are doing to feed the less fortunate this Thanksgiving Day.
We'll see what's happening locally,
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and in Washington.
The Clintons are even lending a helping hand.
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Clinton


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President Clinton showed his lighter side today as he left the White House for a holiday getaway.
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The first family will be spending the Thanksgiving weekend at Camp David.
A traditional Thanksgiving dinner is planned -- turkey with all the trimmings, including corn bread stuffing prepared according to a recipe of Clinton's late mother, Virginia Kelley.
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Yesterday, President Clinton and the first lady, Hillary, helped serve turkey dinner to about 50 people in a Washington homeless shelter.
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Goodlatte


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As families around the nation prepare to give thanks, one congressman in Roanoke is spreading good cheer and food.
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((ARE YOU MISS SCOTT OR MISS OVERSTREET? MS. SCOTT I'M BOB GOODLATTE. AND I'M OUT HELPING TODAY TO DELIVER SOME MEALS ON WHEELS AND WANT TO BRING YOU A THANKSGIVING DINNER))
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte helped the League of Older Americans deliver thanksgiving dinners to senior citizens who are shut in.
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((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE: THEY GOT A SPECIAL THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR THEM TODAY THAT INCLUDES TURKEY AND STUFFING AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS. AND EVEN SOME GODIVA CHOCOLATE THAT WAS DONATED BY A COMPANY SO WE HOPE THAT HAVE A WONDERFUL MEAL AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY APPRECIATE.))
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50 volunteers will deliver more than 200 meals throughout the Valley and Alleghany Highlands.
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Rescue-Mission


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The Roanoke Rescue Mission is serving turkey dinners to the less fortunate today.
Here to tell us about that is Joy Sylvester-Johnson, the mission's Director of Development.
How much food are you preparing this year?
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(When do you start preparing the meals?)

(How many people do you expect this year. More or less? How come?)
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(President Clinton helped serve turkey dinners yesterday at homeless shelters in Washington and he commented that woman and children make up the fastest growing portion of society that is homeless, is that true in the Roanoke Valley?)

(How do you get your donations?)

(Is it tough finding volunteers to serve dinner?)

(What are you doing for Christmas and how can people help?)

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Va-Lottery


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One lucky Lotto player from Hampton is especially thankful today.
One ticket bought in that area won Virginia's fifth largest lotto jackpot.
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The winning numbers for the 24-million dollar prize are seven, nine, thirteen, seventeen, twenty-four, twenty-five.


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And Wall Street has lots to be thankful for, after hitting the Dow jackpot and breaking the five-thousand-mark this week.
Investors are taking a break in observance of Thanksgiving.
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but of course there was no rest for the Macy's Day parade.
We'll have a curbside seat, next, on News 7 at Noon.
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Peach


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Everything's peachy for the University of Virginia.
U-V-A has accepted an invitation to play in the December 30th Peach Bowl.
The Cavaliers' opponent for the game at the Georgia Dome has not yet been determined.

Cowboys


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Your Thanksgiving football feast features a rare high octane game today.
After the Vikings and Lions play out their contest, the Cowboys meet the Chiefs in the marquee battle of the year.
The Chiefs have won 7 in a row and are 10-and-1.
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Express


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The Roanoke Express takes on the Hampton Roads Admirals at the Roundhouse tonight, after beating them on their home ice last night.
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The Admirals lead 3-1 in the beginning.
But Roanoke storms back.
In the third period, Roanoke's Dave Stewart ties the game.
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Jeff Jablonski makes a shootout goal, then Ilaja Dukov scores the game winner and Roanoke beats Hampton Roads 4-3.
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PARADE


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In New York City this morning, some two million people braved chilly weather and blustery winds to see Bart Simpson, the Pink Panther and Barney.
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The five-story high balloons were just a few of the feature attractions in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The Spiderman balloon continues to be a crowd favorite.
The parade also includes several marching bands.
The parade tradition began more than 70 years ago.
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But the parade didn't have a very happy ending for one spectator.
A woman fell 20 feet into a hole in the sidewalk along the parade route.
Officials say she fell through a subway grating that gave way.
No word on her condition.
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Tonight on NEWS-7 at FIVE's Health Check Report--
The busiest shopping day of the year is tomorrow, and kids usually want toys.
But how do you know if what you're buying is not only safe but appropriate for them in terms of development?
Connie Stevens has a full report, tonight on NEWS-7 at FIVE. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 at NOON, have a happy Thanksgiving.