Today on News 7, it's the day after the election and we still do not know who will be the next President of the United States. We will have the latest in a live report.
Also we'll hear from Virginia Democrats after their plans after losing the state's U-S Senate seat.
Rain Showers rule for the next 24 hours. Then clearing out by the weekend. Details ahead.
Also today, we'll have a celebration for people who love Peanut Butter,
and on Health Check, we'll see how a new treatment is helping people deal with their sinus problems.
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((THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN... IT JUST MAY TAKE AWHILE TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY SAID.))
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And so the waiting continues- as the recount goes on.
It's history in the making- a presidential race so close- every vote does count-
In Florida- the recount is on to find out if George W. Bush or Al Gore will be the next President.
Jennifer Jones is watching the numbers- and is live with the latest.
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((A SERIOUS NUMBERS GAME IS PLAYING OUT IN FLORIDA, AS BALLOT COUNTERS
LEARN ONE BY ONE WHETHER AL GORE OR GEORGE W. BUSH HAS WON THE STATE
AND THE PRESIDENCY.
CLAY ROBERTS/ FLORIDA DIVISION OF ELECTIONS
"I THINK A LOT OF TIMES VOTERS GET THE FEELING THAT THEIR VOTE DOESN'T
COUNT AND IT'S NOT IMPORTANT, AND THIS IS A CLEAR DEMONSTRATION THAT YES
YOUR VOTE DOES COUNT."
RIGHT NOW, THE CANDIDATES' CHANCES HINGE ON FLORIDA'S 25 ELECTORAL VOTES
-- JUST ENOUGH TO GIVE EITHER MAN THE 270 NEEDED TO WIN THE WHITE HOUSE.
AT LAST COUNT, BUSH LED GORE IN FLORIDA BY FEWER THAN 17-HUNDRED VOTES
-- A MARGIN SO CLOSE THAT IT REQUIRES
A RECOUNT IN ALL OF THE STATE'S 67 COUNTIES.
FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL:
"IT SHOULD NOT TAKE THAT LONG BECAUSE ALMOST ALL OF OUR COUNTIES ARE
AUTOMATED. THE SUPERVISORS ALREADY HAVE ALL OF THE BALLOTS."
THE RECOUNT IS BEING CLOSELY WATCHED BY REPRESENTATIVES FROM BOTH PARTIES ..
MEANWHILE GOVERNOR G.W. BUSH IS EXPRESSING QUIET CONFIDENCE THAT HE WILL
-- AL GORE ISN'T GIVING UP EITHER.
MEANWHILE, SOME FLORIDA VOTERS SAY CONFUSING BALLOTS COULD HAVE COST THE
Both Al Gore and George W. Bush are anxiously awaiting the results of the Florida recount. Both know the presidency and their political careers are on the line. Lee Cowan has more.
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After all the polls, and 30 million dollars, George Allen beat Chuck Robb by four percentage points.
Today, George Allen is a U-S Senator- elect, and the only one in the nation to defeat an incumbent Democrat.
Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol where Allen greeted reporters this afternoon.
Jean, George Allen was asked what one issue he thinks appealed to voters most.
He said "I don't know."
In the end, it may have just been the candidate himself.
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Allen says he's unlikely to move the family to Washington right away "because the cost of housing is very high."
He says he promised the kids a dog if he won.
Q&A JEAN: Would they have gotten a dog if he didn't win?
ELLEN: No, he says. The kids needed incentive to campaign for him.
With Chuck Robb's defeat, Virginia Democrats have lost their grasp on statewide office.
But last night, as they watched the returns, party leaders insisted Tuesday's loss is not a setback in their effort to reclaim the governor's office.
As Chuck Robb conceded the election, he shared the stage with Mark Warner, the Democrats' likely nominee for Governor.
Warner and others say Robb's loss will not cast a shadow over Democratic prospects in 2001.
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((WHERE DOES THIS LEAVE THE PARTY? I THINK READY TO RENEW NEXT YEAR. I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A STRONG CANDIDATE IN MARK WARNER. I THINK WE'RE GOING TO WIN THAT BACK, AND A GOOD TICKET.))
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Warner told reporters that the Democrats' defeat leaves him "fired up and ready to go."
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A mistake in Roanoke is enabling local governments to get a lesson in handling hazardous materials. We'll have that story next,
and the Greenbrier says it's not giving up even though the resort has lost its bet on casino gambling.
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The man who served as Radford's City Attorney for 33 years has passed away.
74-year-old John "Bunny" (Spy-ers) Spiers wrecked while riding his motorcycle in Carroll County nearly two weeks ago.
He died yesterday in a North Carolina hospital.
(Spy-ers) Spiers' funeral will be held Saturday at 11 at Grace Episcopal Church in Radford. Visitation is Friday at Mullins Funeral Home.
Voters in Greenbrier County refused to roll the dice on a proposed casino at the Greenbrier, but that's not stopping the resort's president.
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The measure that would have allowed gambling at the Greenbrier failed by a 16-percent margin.
Managers say the casino would have created 75 new jobs and converted 300 more to full-time.
The resort president is already building a casino campaign for 2004.
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((TED KLEISNER/GREENBRIER PRES.: SOMETIMES IT JUST TAKES LONGER TO CONVINCE PEOPLE TO EMBRACE CHANGE. CHANGE IS NOT SOMETHING THAT COMES EASY.))
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Kleisner lobbied state legislators for six years just to reach yesterday's referendum.
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((SCOTT BUELL/LOCAL PASTOR: WE SAID NO, RESOUNDINGLY. WHY IS THAT NOT ENOUGH? WHY DOES HE HAVE TO PUSH IT ON AGAIN? I DON'T KNOW THAT WE CAN HAVE HEALING OR UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY TO THE EXTENT WE'D LIKE TO AS LONG AS THE GREENBRIER MANAGEMENT KEEPS SAYING WE'RE GOING TO PUSH THIS AS HARD AS WE POSSIBLY CAN.))
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Now that the casino idea failed -- economic development officials say they'll try to recruit information technology co
mpanies, but that could take years --- in a county with six percent unemployment.
Local government officials from all over Virginia are learning from Roanoke's mistakes.
When city officials pled guilty to burying hazardous materials, they had to agree to put on a seminar for other localities to show them where Roanoke went wrong.
The first one opened this afternoon and drew two dozen municipal leaders.
They learned there are not only laws about mis-handling hazardous material, but that INDIVIDUALS can be held personally liable for criminal violations.
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((WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO TRAIN 100 LOCALITIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH ON THIS TOPIC AND, LONGER TERM PERHAPS, ACTUALLY ASSIST THEM IN PUTTING AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN IN PLACE.))
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[OUT Q=plan in place.]
Bob Herbert was Roanoke's City manager when the barrels of paint and asphalt were dug up at the Public Works Service Center in 1997.
Still to come on the newscast, we'll celebrate Peanut Butter Lover's month with Jacey Birch.
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There are only twelve months in the year but there are millions of good things to eat.
If you love Peanut butter, November is for you- it is dedicated to peanut butter lovers.
How do you cook with peanut butter? Jacey Birch is at the Wildflour Bakery in Roanoke with some cooking suggestions.
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Just ahead in Health Check, we'll tell you why your cold may not be what you think it is,
And in Sports, Steve Mason will have this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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State Health Officials say two crows have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
The crows were found in Fairfax and Spotsylvania Counties.
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The new cases -- bring the total number of crows found in Virginia with the virus this year up to four.
The West Nile Virus is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.
No cases have been confirmed in mosquitos or humans this year.
And Health Officials say the risk to people is even lower because the mosquito population is reduced during this time of year- that's because the insects are less active in colder temperatures.
If that cold hangs on for more than ten days, then you probably don't have a cold, you have Sinusitis. The condition affects over 30 million people a year, but a new treatment is showing some promise.
Dr. Michael Breen has more.
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(( WHEN JACKIE GRISHOW GOES OUTSIDE, SHE HAS TO BUNDLE UP...IF SHE GETS A
COLD IT GOES RIGHT TO HER SINUSES AND CAUSES SINUSITIS.
SHE FEELS PRESSURE IN HER FACE AND A SEVERE HEADACHE BEHIND HER EYES.
IT'S JUST A HORRIBLE FEELING. IT REALLY IS. IT REALLY IS.
IN THE LAST TWO YEARS SHE'S TAKEN OVER A DOZEN ANTIBIOTICS..THEY
AND RECENTLY THE INFECTION FROM HER SINUS HERE TO HER UPPER TEETH.
THEY HURT SO MUCH, SHE TOOK A DRASTIC STEP.
I FINALLY FOUND AN ORAL SURGEON WHO WOULD WORK WITH MY DOCTOR AND WE
HAD MY UPPER TEETH OUT..ALL OF THEM TAKEN OUT? ALL OF THEM TAKEN OUT.
WHAT'S THE SOURCE OF SO MUCH DISCOMFORT AND WHY IS IT SO HARD TO TREAT.
RESEARCHERS AT THE MAYO CLINIC THINK IT'S BECAUSE SINUSITIS HAS AN
UNLIKELY CAUSE..A FUNGUS.
WHEN DOCTOR JAMES STANKIWITZ EXAMINES SOMEONE'S SINUSES, HE CAN OFTEN
SEE THAT FUNGUS.
IT'S ON THE SURFACE AND THAT'S WHERE THE IRRITATION OCCURS AND THE
SWELLING AND THE EDEMA.
STANKIWITZ NOW BELIEVES A FUNGUS IS CAUSING AT LEAST ONE-THIRD OF ALL
SINUSITIS..WHY'S THAT IMPORTANT?
WHEN YOU ARE CONSIDERING MEDICATION, YOU CAN'T GIVE ANTIBIOTICS FOR
SOMETHING THAT MAY BE FUNGAL.
INSTEAD YOU CAN GIVE AN ANTIFUNGAL MEDICATION LIKE THIS ONE CALLED
THAT'S WHAT BRUCE DEWINDT TOOK TO TREAT HIS SINUSITIS.
DID YOU NOTICE ANY DIFFERENCE? YEAH, IT SEEMED TO BE EFFECTIVE.
I THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO CONSIDER FOR THESE PEOPLE.
AND IF IT WORKS..
I'D BE THE HAPPIEST PERSON IN THE WORLD. IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL.
THE PROBLEM WITH ANTIFUNGAL TREATMENTS IS RIGHT NOW THEY'RE VERY
EXPENSIVE...BUT INSURANCE WILL COVER THE COST.))
It's time for our two minute ticker, which centers on injuries to female high school basketball players.
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((STEVE MASON:IN SEGMENT TWO, WE WILL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE POST SURGERY AFFECTS OF THE INJURY ON THE ATHLETE AND WE WILL ALSO SCRATCH THE SURFACE OF ANKLE INJURIES. BUT LETS START FIRST WITH WHAT EVERY SERIOUS FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYER WANTS TO KNOW. HOW TO PREVENT KNEE INJURIES.
In over 15 years of orthopedic surgery, Dr. T.K. Miller has seen roughly 11 hundred ACL knee injuries. So what does he think female basketball players can do to slow down this increasing trend?
Glenvar girls head coach Bryan Harvey has his girls lift weights once a week and leg strengthening is a key component to the work outs.
Rehabbing after ACL surgery takes around six months and while a thousand dollar knee brace does a good job of supporting a knee some athletes are not the same player they once were.
Bassett girls head coach Lisa Black tries to prevent the ankle sprains or ankle ligament tears some of her athletes have suffered from by giving them the option of wearing ankle braces at all times on the court.
IN THE LAST THREE TO FOUR YEARS, DR.MILLER SAYS 80 PERCENT OF THE NEW ACL KNEE INJURIES HE SEES BELONG TO HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE FEMALE ATHLETES. WE ARE DEEP INTO DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TIME, PLEASE CALL IN YOUR SCORES, 1-
800-777-WDBJ, SEE YA NEXT TIME.))