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On News 7 at 5, the government decides if a little boy found at sea will be returned to his father in Cuba. We'll have a live report.
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and some of the Virginia Tech Hokies are greeted as they return home from last night's Sugar Bowl.
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Nothing remarkable going on this Wednesday. Temperatures are down a bit but are on the way up in this forecast.

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On health check, we'll see what some people are doing to help keep their New Year's resolutions to get in shape.
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Also we'll see a website that has the skinny on a new slimmer you.
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A Cuban boy who captured the world's attention- will be sent back to Cuba to his father.
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(El-ee-on) Elian Gonzalez must leave Miami and return to Cuba by the end of next week.
The decision reached by Immigration Services in the United States is sparking protests-
Lisa Hughes has the latest and joins us live from Washington.
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((SCRIPT:SUPER: Miami, Florida The personal and political struggle over a six year-old boy may be ending with his return to Cuba. The I-N-S ruled that Elian Gonzalez belongs with his father not with relatives in Miami who believe that they deserve custody.
SUPER: Doris Meissner/I.N.S. Commissioner
SOT:I THINK ITS A FAIR DECISION. ITS A RIGHT DECISION. ITS A RIGHT

DECISION LEGALLY. ITS A RIGHT DECISION MORALLY.
President Clinton seems to agree.

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"I convinced they followed the law and did the best they could with the facts."
Elian was found floating on an inner tube off the Florida Coast. His mother, stepfather and nine other Cuban refugees died when their U-S-bound boat capsized. Since then, Elians been living with extended family who insist he has no future in Communist Cuba. Theyve enrolled him in elementary school and now want to take his case to federal court.
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But Elians father, Juan Gonzalez wants his son back. He says the boy was essentially kidnapped and that relatives in Miami are keeping him illegally. President, Fidel Castro used the custody battle as a political tool--galvanizing Cubans whose huge protests clogged the streets of Havana.
Far from all of that, Elian himself has spent six weeks in the spotlight-a reluctant symbol of an international dispute. ))

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Fire fighters evacuated an apartment complex in Roanoke this afternoon after a motorist backed into a gas line.
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At one point, witnesses say flames were 25- feet into the air-- prompting fire officials to evacuate several apartments and surrounding homes on Maiden Lane-- as a precaution.
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The wild ride is now over.
Virginia Tech football players left New Orleans after last night's championship football game. Some flew home to spend what's left of winter break with their families. The rest landed in Roanoke this afternoon.
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Scott Goldberg is at the Roanoke Airport- Did fans show up to welcome them home?
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Imagine a black man showing up for a birthday party at work only to find his white co-workers all wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods-
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It happened in Texas in 1989- Now eleven years later- Darren Anderson is speaking out.
Anderson was a rookie trooper in the Texas Department of Public Safety.
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((I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. OTHER THAN SMILE. LATER ON I WENT HOME I CRIED LIKE A BABY YES I DID.))
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Anderson says his job experience went steadily downhill- He says his supervisor called him a nigger and he was pressured to return the photos. The D-P-S fired Anderson last November- a spokesman says he faces charges of arson.
The DPS has faced charges of racism several times- In fact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found it discriminated in its promotion practices in the 80's.
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Coming up next on News 7, strong words are exchanged as the panel searching for a new state song disbands without making a selection,
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and we'll see how some fireboats are going to make a difference for Smith Mountain Lake insurance rates.
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It's the same old song on the "picking a new state song" beat in Richmond.
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((MY....KEEPS CALLING ME.))
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The legislative subcommittee that started with more than 350 selections heard choral arrangements today of the eight grand finalists.
Then they punted for a year-- telling the public to mull over the eight and give feedback.
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((JIMMY DEAN/SONGWRITER: YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS THING FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS. I NEVER HAVE HAD THE FAINTEST IDEA WHAT THE HELL'S GOING ON AND I STILL DON'T.))
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((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/R-AUGUSTA CO.: BECAUSE EVERYONE SORT OF LIKES TO WEIGH IN WITH OPINION, YOU'RE SUBJECTED TO CRITICISM. AND SOME OF IT YOU KNOW IS UNDERTANDABLE.))
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The delay came amidst criticism from those whose songs were NOT chosen at the last cut several months ago.
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((DAVID RANDLETT/LIBERTY UNIV. PROFESSOR: AS A MUSICIAN, I FELT I WAS GIVEN THE... WORTHY SELECTIONS.))
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The eight finalists will be put on tape for schoolchildren and radio stations.
The subcommittee hopes to pick one for the 2001 General Assembly to vote on.


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Smith Mountain Lake residents have found a unique way to save insurance money.
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The lake's volunteer fire department was first in the nation to earn insurance credit for fireboats. Eight boats charge in to rescue people or hose down homes within one thousand feet of the shore. That protection saves Smith Mountain Lake homeowners hundreds of dollars on insurance premiums.
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A local man designed the new fireboat, with a cabin, remote controls, an underwater platform, and two water cannons instead of just one. Smith Mountain Lake residents donated almost 170-thousand-dollars to pay for the boat.
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Coming up today on Health Check, just how important is it to diet and exercise when you're trying to keep that resolution to lose weight?
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and then later in true "ruin the diet" fashion- Patrick Evans introduces us to a sandwich that is a New Orleans tradition.
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Today in Sports, we'll hear from the coach of the national champion Florida State Seminoles. Also on Health Check
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we'll see how an internet site can show you how a little weight loss can create a whole new you.
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((AT EFIT WE BELIEVE THAT THE VISUAL GOALS AND TECHNIQUES WILL HELP PEOPLE LOSE WEIGHT BECAUSE IT GIVES THEM AN END RESULT. ))
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A recent study shows only 10-percent of Americans keep their New Year's Resolutions. The YMCA of Roanoke Valley is trying to help members stick to their resolutions to get in shape and stay healthy. Tonya Flory shows us how.
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((machines)) [RUNS:02] it's January -- the time of year more people join gyms than the rest of the year combined.
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((RICK OVERSTREET/PERSONAL TRAINER: IT'S INCREASED IN THE LAST FEW DAYS, IT'S GONE UP CONSIDERABLE. A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH THEIR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS, STARTING IN EARLY.)) [RUNS:07]
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and Kimberly Mills is no exception.
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if Mills gets a little lazy and misses a day or two working out, her YMCA personal trainer has a way to make sure she won't slack off the program he designed for her -- guilt!
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Even though it's the same resolution Mills has made every year, this year she's has a plan.
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((KIMBERLY MILLS/NEW YMCA MEMBER: I'VE ALLOTTED OFF AN HOUR EACH DAY, OR AT LEAST THREE TIMES A WEEK TO COME DOWN HERE, SINCE MY WORK SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED, I CAN STICK TO IT THIS TIME.)) [RUNS:09]
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The Y offers a 12 weeks program to begin which helps members achieve a short term goal. Trainers say after that the chance they'll stick with it is greater. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))
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In fact, the YMCA had a 99-percent success rate with the 12 week program in 1999.

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Another fitness group is hoping the year 2000 will be the one that gets them healthy with a friendly dare.
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((ELLEN DAVIS/COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR: WE ARE CHALLENGING THE SENIORS IN OUR COMMUNITY TO GET FIT FOR THE YEAR 2000, WE HAVE A PROGRAM CALLED VIVA FITNESS CHALLENGE 2000 AND IT GOES UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST OF THIS YEAR.))
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Viva is a wellness club for people 50 years and older. Today members and nonmembers signed up to accept the challenge. The package offers them incentives like prizes and a starter kit with detailed information about how exercise can prevent heart disease and diabetes. Instructors demonstrated a step by step program on how to workout safely and effectively.
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((ROLANDA MOORE/VIVA MEMBER: IT WAS INTERESTING TO SEE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THERE WHO WERE LEARNING FOR THE FIRST TIME THE IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT.))
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The cost of the starter kit is ten dollars for nonmembers and a seven dollar fee if you belong to VIVA.
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An internet website is allowing dieters to see a different side of themselves.
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In addition to offering free personalized weight loss advice, E-fit-dot com has a program that shows web surfers what they would look like if they lost the extra pounds.
It's called a Morph-Over and it turns your own picture into a Before and After representation.
Dieters say it is an excellent motivational tool.
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((THE MORPHING PROCESS IS PRETTY COOL BECAUSE IT WAS A VERY REALISTIC PORTRATIT IF YOU LOST WEIGHT, RATHER THAN TAPING YOUR FACE ON ANOTHER PICTURE OR THINKING ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL YOU WOULD LOOK IF YOU HAD CINDY CRAWFORD'S BODY. THIS IS ACTUALLY YOU IN THE PICTURE. SO SHRUNKEN DOWN A LITTLE I COULD LOOK FABULOUS.)) ((HAVING A PHOTGRAPH OF YOURSELF THAT'S SMALLER FIRMER TRIMER THAN YOU ARE RIGHT NOW IS A WAY TO PUT THE PICTURE..MAKE IT TANGIBLE.))
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You have to send the website a digital picture of yourself. Then it takes several weeks for it to get into their system.
You can get also personalized diet and exercise information from the site.
All you have to do is fill out a questionaire and within a minute the computer sends your diet and exercise advice.


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[Take Pinnacle page] You can find more information by accessing the E-fit webpage through the webawatch feature on our home page at WDBJ7 dot-com.
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Our two minute sports ticker comes to you again from New Orleans, Lousiana where our News 7 Sugar Bowl crew has been working all week. Steve Mason starts us off with the new national Champion Florida State Seminoles and their head coach Bobby Bowden.
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Most of the Sugar Bowl fans have already cleared out of New Orleans. But that is not the case for Patrick Evans. He's still eating.
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