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A hijacked plane lands for the second time. The latest is just ahead on News 7 at 5.
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And just in time for Christmas, the season's first snow. We'll check out the highways.
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Don't expect much more snow-- But make sure to put on your stockings with care tonight. It's going to be a cold one. Details straight ahead. [open]
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[ANCHOR=Scott]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Just in time for the Christmas Eve rush ... the first snow of the season.
At least one person has died in a weather-related accident .. and plenty others have slid off the road. And we will have one church closing to pass along.
Let's start off with the highways.
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Tina Tenret is along I-581 in Roanoke to tell us how it looks.
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Scott, ((condition of roads)). And as you said, one driver has died in Allegheny County but the police are not giving us details until they tell the victim's family.
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Snow's piling up on Poor Mountain -- VDOT says mountain spots will be the worst. Crews sprinkled salt and snow on the roads -- paying special attention to roads and overpasses.
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((WHEN SNOWPLOWS ARE OUT YOU NEED TO STAY BACK AT LEAST A COUPLE HUNDRED FEET FROM THE BACK OF THAT SNOWPLOW BECAUSE WHEN IT'S DROPPING DOWN THE SALT OR THE STONES IT CAN BOUNCE BACK UP ESPECIALLY WHEN THE PAVEMENT ISN'T VERY COATED AND WE DON'T WANT ANYBODY'S CAR TO BE AFFECTED.))
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But cars were affected -- several holiday shoppers left the New River Valley Mall with fender benders due to the snow.

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To see what's in store for tomorrow we go to Andrew in the weather department.[(toss to R)]
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[SS=NONE]Andrew IN WX-CENTER

[WXPRO/FULL] WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST FIVE DAY FORECAST

[SS=NONE]ANDREW TOSS to Scott[5-Halifax-Shooting]



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The search is on in Halifax County, and beyond, for a man police call "extremely dangerous."
54-year-old Max Duane Rolfe is accused of shooting another man in the head.
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The sheriff's office says Rolfe fled yesterday after the shooting near Hogwallow Road.
That's in the northern part of Halifax County, southeast of Brookneal.
Rolfe is described as five-feet, 10-inches tall.
He weights about 200 pounds ... has greying hair.
And he walks with a limp.
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The sheriff's office says Rolfe may be hitchhiking or trying to catch a bus out of town.
The victim, 30-year-old Joseph McCullock is alive at Duke University Medical Center.

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A hijacked airplane with 189-people on board has landed .. for a second time.
The Indian Airlines plane took off from Pakistan and touched down in the United Arab Emirates after it was turned away from Afghanistan.
Hijackers say they've killed four people and wounded five more.
CBS reporter Cathy Moss has details.
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(( For hours now, it has been a "terror in the sky..." for nearly 200 people aboard an A300 Indian Airlines Airbus -- hijacked over Asia.

The flight -- IC 814-- was en route from the Nepali city of Kathmandu to New Delhi -- when five heavily armed hijackers seized the plane. The gumen -- claiming to have killed and injured some of the people on board
-- demanded the pilot fly to Lahore Pakistan. But the plane-- running low on fuel -- had to land sooner -- spending 40 minutes on the ground in the Western Indian City of Amritsar. It finally continued on to Lahore ... making an emergency landing without permission from Pakistani government officials. There, the hijackers made more demands ... before taking off once again.


Nats : family concerns
Meanwhile in New Delhi -- A rush of anxious relatives waiting at the airport -- check the passenger list for any word on the hijacking.

More Nats of TV Hindi
And TV News bulletins -- continue to flash the latest on the commandeered plane -- with a variety of international passengers on board

SOT: "Out of 174 passengers -- indians etc...
((sot: Ravindra Gupta/India Aviation Secretary))



Pakastani officials are negotiating with the hijackers -- trying to make them release the passengers. The identities of those hijackers -- still unclear. ))

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Right now, it's a single break-in. But Roanoke police want to know if a man now under arrest may be responsible for many other incidents in the same southwest neighborhood earlier this year.
48 year old Eric John Waterman is charged with breaking into a Mountain View Terrace home eight days ago, and touching a woman's leg as she slept. He ran out when the woman and her husband woke up.

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The man accused of running a drug-trafficking ring inside the Bland prison is asking to have charges against him and his family dismissed.
Attorneys for Michael Fulcher, his wife and his mother are making the request based on a secret letter sent by the D-E-A to a federal judge last month.
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They claim there will be new evidence that the D-E-A officially authorized Fulcher to work undercover inside Bland Correctional Center, where he was an inmate. The defense also claims that Fulcher and his family got involved in a drug ring to bust guards involved in a marijuana and money-laundering conspiracy.
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A hearing is set for Monday.



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Christmas is already arriving in some parts of the world. Still ahead, the Pope prepares for Midnight Mass.
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And Bethlehem prepares for Christmas ... with plenty of security to go along with the Christmas lights.
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Pope John Paul the second celebrates midnight mass in Vatican City shortly.
With that celebration, the leader of the Roman Catholic church will lead the faithful into the next thousand years of Christianity.
Lee Cowan is at the Vatican tonight.
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((TO CELEBRATE, THE FAITHFUL CAME EARLY TO ST PETERS SQUARE IN ROME. TENS OF THOUSANDS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD HUDDLED IN THE COLD TO REMEMBER 1 HOLY NIGHT ON THE BRINK OF A NEW MILLENNIUM.

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TRACK: FOR THE 1-BILLION CATHOLICS WORLDWIDE TONIGHTS JUBILEE MASS BEGINS A HOLY YEAR THAT MAY WELL BECOME THE CAPSTONE OF JOHN PAUL IIS AMBITIOUS PAPACY. DESPITE HIS FAILING HEALTH THOSE IN THE VATICAN SAY HES DETERMINED TO SHEPHERD HIS FLOCK INTO THE NEXT THOUSAND YEARS OF CHRISTIANITY NO MATTER WHAT THE COST.

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TRACK: THE SOUL OBJECTIVE OF THE POPE SAYS CARDINAL ROGER ETCHEGARAY, HAS BEEN TO LEAD NOT ONLY HIS CHURCH, BUT ALL HUMANITY TOWARD THE SYMBOLIC THRESHOLD OF THE NEW MILLENIUM.

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TRACK: TO DO THAT, AN ESTIMATED 27-MILLION PILGRIMS ARE EXPECTED TO ACCEPT THE POPES INVITATION TO VISIT THE VATICAN AS PART OF THE YEARLONG JUBILEE CELEBRATION. THEY WILL ARRIVE TO SEE A NEW ROME. SPEARHEADED IN PART BY THE POPE A 7-BILLION-DOLLAR REFURBISHING PROJECT HAS BEEN UNDERWAY FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS. THE JUBILEE 2-THOUSAND IS A REBIRTH OF SPIRITUALITY INDEED BUT IS THE REBIRTH OF A CITY TOO.

SOT/FRANCESCO RUTELLI/MAYOR OF ROME


TRACK: ALTHOUGH THE JUBILLE WILL BE CELEBRATED IN CATHOLIC CHURCHES ALL AROUND THE WORLD TONIGHT. MANY CAME TO ROME TO SEE IT FOR THEMSELVES FOR NICK SKARZYNSKI, CHRISTMAS EVE IS NOT ONLY THE EVE OF THE BIRTH OF THE SAVIOR IT IS THE NIGHT BEFORE A CHANCE AT A NEW BEGINNING.

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O/C (SUPER: LEE COWAN/CBS NEWS): WHATS IMPORTANT FOR THE POPE IS TO REACH OUT TO THE FUTURE. TONIGHT WITH 1 MAJESTIC MOMENT. THE VATICAN LAUNCHED WHAT SOME DESCRIBE AS THE NUMBER 1 OBSERVANCE FOR CATHOLICS AROUND THE WORLD.
LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, VATICAN CITY.))

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Nowhere is Christmas more important than the city of Bethlehem, but the city can hardly be called the center of "Peace on Earth" these days.
Richard Roth has more on security preparations.
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It's Christmas in space for the crew of the space shuttle Discovery.
And talk about variety ... check out their wake-up music.
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Yesterday the crew replaced the Hubble Telescope's guidance sensors. Today they'll put in a new radio transmitter and data recorder, and hang steel shields from the Hubble's exterior to protect it from the sun. The telescope will be set free on Saturday, and the shuttle is set to return to Earth on Monday
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If there's any snow still on the ground where you live, it will probably be there when you wake up tomorrow.
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Especially higher elevations. Here's a live look atop Poor Mountain. Andrew Freiden has a very chilly Christmas forecast, next.
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A Frank Beamer autograph jersey ... a Hank Aaron autographed baseball. Sound interesting?
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There are loads of autographed items up for auction here in Roanoke shortly. Steve Mason has the details ... next.

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Does Governor Gilmore have his eye on a job in Washington?
Gilmore is not ruling out the possibility of being a part of the George W. Bush administration ... if Bush wins the presidency next year. His comments came in a radio broadcast yesterday.
Gilmore has been a major Bush backer from the start.

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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Christmas eve ticker.
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Lets start on the gridiron. The Virginia Cavaliers will arrive in South Miami on Christmas day for their December 30th date with Illinois in the MicronPC.com Bowl at Pro Player Stadium.
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Many NFL scouts will be there to take a look at Thomas Jones, the nation's third leading rusher. His on the field attributes are just the beginning of what makes TJ so attractive. He graduated with a Psychology degree in just three years and is a model person. But he has NOT received the recognition he deserves. He was slighted from the Heisman ceremony for starters.
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The seventh annual Domino's-Lewis Gale Basketball Classic tips off at Roanoke College January fourth and fifth. Roanoke welcomes Lehman from New York, Worcester State and Chowan for the tournament.
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Earlier today, Roanoke head coach Page Moir gave News 7 sports a sneak peak at some of the items that will be auctioned and raffled off during the tournament. All of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society and the V Foundation, a special touch from the Maroons around the holiday season.
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Moir has not just limited his auction to basketball items. A Frank Beamer autographed Virginia Tech football jersey will also be up fro grabs as will a baseball signed by Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, and an Atlanta Braves jersey, of course Page said that it was NOT John Rocker's.
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More on the basketball tournament and the Cavaliers at six, have a great Christmas everyone.[Christmas-Card]


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Finally this afternoon, a lot of people do a lot of work here every day ...
Bringing Your Hometown Station's news and programming into your home.
You don't get to see all of the photographers, producers, engineers, directors or the rest of the staff ... but Channel 7 wouldn't be on the air without them.
Now, from all of us who work at WDBJ ... a video holiday card ... wishing you and yours the very best.
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