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Next on News 7- the F-B-I arrests an 18 year old man for threatening the students of Columbine High School over the internet,
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and two protesters are sent to jail for blocking the enterance of a local store.
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Clouds and a chance of showers expected for the weekend. Details ahead.

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On health Check, just what can you get for the fitness fan on your holiday list?
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and developers say a vaccine to beat nicotine addiction is showing some promise.
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((WE WILL NOT TOLERATE THREATS TO THE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY OR TO OTHERS.)) [BUTT TO 15:49:07] ((U.S. ATTORNEYS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO FILED CRIMNINAL COMPLAINTS AGAINST MICHAEL IAN CAMPBELL OF CAPE CORAL FLORIDA.))
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[OUTCUE... CAPE CORAL FLORIDA.]
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Less than 24 hours after an internet threat is made against Colubmine High school- an arrest is made across the nation.
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The FBI today arrested the young man who allegedly sent a threatening message to an internet chat room-
That threat shut down Columbine High School yesterday and Today. Jennifer Sabih has the latest-
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((COLUMBINE HIGH WAS KEPT CLOSED EVEN THOUGH IT TURNS OUT THE PERSON WHO PROMPTED THE ADMINISTRATION TO CLOSE IT WAS FAR AWAY IN FLORIDA. HIS WORDS OF WARNING HOWEVER WERE AS CLOSE AS A KEYSTROKE AWAY

(SOT, MARK MERSHONE, DENVER FBI, paraphrased, On dec.15, columbine

student received pop up internet message...)
ALL THE COLUMBINE GIRL KNEW ABOUT THE WRITER WAS THAT HE CALLED HIMSELF SOUP81, WRITING WARNINGS EVEN THOUGH SHE MESSAGED HIM SAYING QUOTE "YOU'RE SCARING ME".

(SABIH STAND UP, ABOUT THE CHAT ROOM WARNING THAT SOUNDED LIKE SOME OF

THE LAST WORDS OF KLEBOLD AND HARRIS.)

(SOT, TOM STRICKLAND, U.S. ATTORNEY, arrested 18 year old Michael Ian

Campbell, etc...)
THE THREAT COMBINED WITH THIS WEEK'S PUBLICIZING OF THE VIDEO TAPES MADE BY KELBOLD & HARRIS COMBINED TO CONVINCE ADMINISTRATORS TO CANCEL CLASS AND FINAL EXAMS. A DECISION SUPPORTED BY MOST EVERYONE HERE.

(SOT, KURT BIGELOW, COLUMBINE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, CONSIDERING WHAT'S

GOING ON....SOME KIDS INTO COLLEGE)

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EXAMS WERE CANCELLED BUT A PLANNED XMAS CONCERT WAS NOT.

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GOING AHEAD WITH THE CONCERT SERVED AS BOTH ENTERTAINMENT AND A STATEMENT THAT NO MATTER THE THREAT, COLUMBINE KIDS WILL COME THROUGH. JENNIFER SABIH FOR CBS NEWS, LITTLETON. ))

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Five days after a standoff began at a Louisiana jail- some progress is being made in negoatiations.
As Jennifer Jones reports, while one guard was released today- more prisoners may have been taken captive.
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((Another day into the standoff .... and more hostages wait under the threat of Cuban detainees at the St. Martin Parish Jail in Louisiana. Gov Mike Foster/ Louisiana:
Six detainees with makeshift knives now holding seven hostages in one room. The warden, one deputy, and five female inmates who the detainees initially kept to protect from male inmates roaming the jail. But authorities say that changed. Charles Fuselier, St.Martin Parish Sheriff:
Still officials insist they are making progress. Negotiations late Thursday led to the release of one deputy taken hostage Monday and the surrender of two detainees who gave up voluntarily. This as authorities say they are steadily working their way toward a peaceful resolution. Charles Matthews/FBI: "We have control of the entire jail except for that one little room."))

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They said they wanted to educate the public ... and two of them learned their own lesson in civil disobedience.
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Two protesters were arrested for blocking the doors at Henri (hen-RYE) Kessler Furs and Outerwear.
They were dragged off to jail -- and released about an hour later.
The demonstration in Roanoke was part of a national weekend of protest against fur.
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((DAWN RATCLIFFE/ANTI-FUR ACTIVIST: WE'RE OUT HERE TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE HORRORS OF THE FUR INDUSTRY, AND THE FACT THAT 40 MILLION ANIMALS ARE SLAUGHTERED EVERY YEAR BY THE MEANS OF ANAL ELECTROCUTION, VAGINAL ELECTROCUTION, POISONING AND GASSING. //////////NATSOUND: (CHANTING).))
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The protesters called for a boycott of stores that sell fur.
One said the protesters weren't upset about the arrests .... as long as they got their message out. No one from Kessler's wanted to comment on the protest.
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Passengers on an American Airlines jet in Chicago had a scare during landing this morning.
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Flight 12-43 rolled to the end of the runway and skidded off into the mud at O'Hare International Airport.
114 passengers and six crew members where on the Boeing 737. No one was injured.
Airline officials don't yet know why the plane was unable to stop.
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Still to come on the newscast, members of both parties look for surprises as the Governor releases the state's 25 BILLION dollar budget,
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And the Space Shuttle Discovery is still sitting on the launch pad as the mission to repair the Hubble telescope is put on hold yet again.
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A record-setting 48-BILLION dollar two year spending plan.
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It's the first budget written by Governor Jim Gilmore.
His top two highlights were technology and tourism.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: BY BEGINNING TO CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE, ALL OF VIRGINIA WILL CONTINUE TO LEAD THE TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION. AN AGRRESSIVE STRATEGY TO MARKET AND GROW OUR TOURISM INDUSTRY WILL PREPARE OUR COMMONWEALTH FOR A MOMENT WHEN THE ENTIRE WORLD WILL BE WATCHING US IN JAMESTOWN IN 2007.))
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Already, regionalism is pulling together lawmakers from both parties with some worries.
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((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-FINCASTLE: AT ONE POINT HE SAYS... NOT ALL GENERAL FUND MONEY... PRIOR TO RECEIVING THOSE FUNDS.))
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: HE TALKS ABOUT A ROBUST ECONOMY. BUT I KNOW ABOUT AN HOUR SOUTH OF ROANOKE, THERE ARE 14-HUNDRED PEOPLE JUST LAID OFF AT TULTEX WHICH HAS GONE UNDER.))
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Several museums and cultural projects in western Virginia have been omitted by the Governor, including a four million dollar request for the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
The major strain on the otherwise robust budget is the continued phase-in of the Governor's signature "no car tax" plan.

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Virginia Republicans will have a choice of only three.
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Joe McCain-- brother of presidential hopeful John McCain -- was the last to file signatures to get on the ballot for the February 29th primary in Virginia.
McCain says he thinks his brother has a good shot,
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despite Virginia's Governor's endorsement of George W- Bush.
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Orrin Hatch, Steve Forbes, and Alan Keyes have all failed to get their petitions in by this hour's deadline.
So only Bush, McCain, and Gary Bauer will be on the ballot here.

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After two years of patrolling the information superhighway, Bedford County's best- known cybercop is now ready to pursue other interests.
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Sergio Kopelev (KOP-eh-lev) was credited with helping to create "Operation Blue Ridge Thunder".. the on- line investigative unit that has netted a number of high- profile arrests.
Kopelev is now looking to pursue a law degree in California, but he's proud of what his team has accomplished here.
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((SERGIO KOPELEV/BEDFORD CO. INTERNET INVESTIGATOR: THE REASON PEOPLE BECOME COPS IS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO HELP PEOPLE AND THEY WANT TO PUT BAD GUYS IN JAIL. AND THIS GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT IN A VERY UNIQUE WAY AND TO TARGET PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED TO GO TO JAIL. VERY FEW PEOPLE CAN ARGUE THAT THE WORST KIND OF CRIMINAL IS THE ONE THAT TAKES AWAY THE INNOCENCE OF A CHILD.))
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Kopelev's work helped identify and arrests dozens of on- line pedophiles, including several who traveled to Bedford County to meet with a young child.
Sheriff Mike Brown says Blue Ridge Thunder will continue.. the department's 200- thousand dollar grant was just renewed for another two years.
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Christmas Eve is just one week away, but their is still time to do something nice for a child who might not otherwise have a Happy Holiday. Patrick Evans is at Tanglewood Mall with the Marines and K-92 as they make a final push for the Toys for Tots. [TAKE PATRICK LIVE]
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The Marines have occupied Tanglewood Mall, but it's not Marshal Law, it's Toys for Tots!
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Patrick Evans says this year's event teams up media outlets like WDBJ and K92 radio, along with the Marines to help collect toys.
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Coming up today in Sports, it seems like the entire media world gathered in Blacksburg today. Mike Stevens was there and he'll have all the details in a moment,
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but first in Health Check, we'll have some last minute suggestions for gifts for the fitness fan on your list.
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Smokers who want to kick the habit may soon have a new way to do it.
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A new study reports an anti-nicotine vaccine can reduce the addictive properties of tobacco use. The vaccine worked on rats, but human testing is still a ways off. Researchers hope the vaccine will prevent new smokers from getting hooked and help those who have smoked for several years finally quit.
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If you have a fitness buff on your Christmas list or if want to show someone you care about their health, this next story is for you. CBS fitness expert Bonnie Kaye has some ideas that will bring them holiday cheer without giving your wallet too hard a workout.
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(( From bikes, to balls to Bob, an opponent who doesn t fight back, the choices for fitness gifts are diverse. Whether you spend a little or a lot, it s the thought that counts. So if the top of the line treadmill or latest high-tech mouhought that counts. So if the top of the line treadmill or latest high-tech moift ideas for under $25.00. The basic and smallest size of a therapy ball like the resist-a-ball goes for under $25. So does this sports band. Any type of rubber tubing is a great alternative to weight training. These balls have proven to be as an effective tool for ab work. Lightweight and portable, rubber tubing is easy to use and is especially great for someone who wants to begin a strength training program but is a little reluctant to start with weights. The next step could be some colorful vinyl dumbbells, non-intimidating, but highly effective, dumbbells usually go for about a buck and a half a pound. Weight training gloves will add to the comfort the their workout and may even encourage them to take the next step and try using the machines at a gym. (on camera) Now this is kind of fun, Reflex exercise putty? Kind of like silly putty for adults, it s good for strengthening your wrists and hands, good for someone who plays racquet sports or spends a lot of time on the computer. And for cardiovascular fitness, a sports rope like this one called "Aero Jump" by boxer Michael Olajede Jr. is especially made for fitness training. (on camera) Videos are always great. But instead of an exercise video, how about a sports specific video like "How to fix your slice or hook" for the golfer in your family. And you can never go wrong with sports socks. Of 3,000 fitness professionals surveyed by the American Council of Exercise, the Thor-lo brand was the hands-down favorite Now if you can t pop for the brand new bike this year, a fun bike accessory is always an option. (b-roll, bikes) (on camera) How about a dinosaur cycle horn? A bit annoying for parents perhaps, but your kids will love it. It mounts to their bike. Bonnie Kaye for CBS News. ))

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The Virginia Tech Hokies are all set for a busy couple of days. Tomorrow several members of the team including Corey Moore and Shane Beamer will go through graduation exercises. This afternoon they were busy entertaining some out of town guests. Mike Stevens has more from Blacksburg in this edition of the Two Minutes Ticker.
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The Shuttle Discovery is set to launch at 8:47 tonight- weather permitting. But coping with the inclimate conditions is just one of a series of problems facing the mission.
Tereisa Estacio has more.
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WITH ALL SYSTEMS GO, THE SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY WITH ITS 7 MEMBER CREW EAGERLY WAITS FOR THE COUNTDOWN TO BEGIN. HOWEVER, ONCE AGAIN THERE IS A PROBLEM. THIS TIME IT IS THE WEATHER.

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LAST MINUTE CONCERNS REGARDING WELDS IN CRITICAL FUEL LINES CANCELED THE FLIGHT YESTERDAY. DISCOVERY IS HEADING TO SPACE TO HELP THE HUBBLE TELESCOPE. HUBBLES POINTING SYSTEM IS DOWN DISABLING THE CRAFTS ABILITY TO SEND VITAL ASTRONOMICAL INFORMATION TO SCIENTISTS ON EARTH. DURING THEIR SCHEDULED TEN DAY MISSION, ASTRONAUTS ABOARD DISCOVERY PLAN TO REPLACE SEVERAL ITEMS INCLUDING INSTALLING NEW GYROSCOPES, A RADIO TRANSMITTER AND FINE GUIDANCE SENSOR.

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WIRING PROBLEMS, A CONTAIMINATED ENGINE AND A DENTED FUEL LINE HAVE ALSO POSTPONED TRIPS. TONIGHT'S ATTEMPT MARKS THE 8TH TRY FOR THE 20-YEAR OLD DISCOVERY.

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