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Republicans will make their case tomorrow against the recount that's underway in Florida.
A 12- year old boy is rescued after falling 75 feet while hiking.
The Teletubbies have a new place to call home.
Plus, Leo says rain is in the forecast.
News 7 is next.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
The legal skirmishing over who will be the 43rd President of the United States continues tonight.
Meanwhile, the Bush campaign is preparing to appear in federal court tomorrow in hopes of putting an end to the hand recount that's underway in several Florida precincts.
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Manuel Gallegus joins us from West Palm Beach Florida with the very latest.
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((Five days after the election and Florida's ballots remain up in the air. First, Palm Beach county.
After discrepancies were found in four precincts, election officials now plan to hand count the entire.
All 425 thousand votes.
It could lead to an al gore victory.
(sot: Carol Roberts, Palm Beach County Commissioner)
Two hours north in Volusia County workers are now hand counting 184 thousand votes.
Representatives from the Gore and George W. Bush teams are watching.
The Republicans says the hand counting is a bad idea - Too much room for error.
They're suing to have the hand count nullified.
On Monday a federal judge will consider the requests.
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Unofficially right now Bush is leading Gore in Florida by 287 votes.
Some five thousand overseas ballots have yet to be included in the mix.
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Bush kept a low profile at home Sunday...Gore went to church in Washington.))
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It took two hours but crews were able to rescue a 12 -year old boy who fell 75- feet while hiking in Roanoke County.
The boy's name has NOT been released.
Authorities say he was hiking with friends at Dragon's Tooth this afternoon when he fell approximately 75 feet.
It took rescue crews 30- minutes to reach the boy who was then lifted to the top with a rope.
Authorities say the boy apparently slipped.... perhaps on some leaves.
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Once the 12- year old was lifted to the top... rescue crews had out carry him out, on foot, which took about an hour and a half.
He was then airlifted to Roanoke Memorial with head injuries.
Authorities say the boy is in stable condition.
Teresa tosses to Leo in Weather Center
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Several low-income families awaiting new homes from Habitat for Humanity will have to wait a little longer.
The New River Valley chapter says 100-thousand dollars is missing from N-R-C Management Services, which managed its finances.
Without the money, the charity says its forced to delay completion of at least four of seven houses being readied for families.
In all, 580-thousand dollars was reported missing from N-R-C clients, which include dozens of other charities.
The FBI is investigating.
For the past 20 years the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Roanoke has provided services for women free of charge.
Now the center is offering an additional health care service.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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The new sonogram service at the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Roanoke is a celebration for women who are pregnant or think they're pregnant and are in need of help.
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The sonogram will be used as a limited ultrasound procedure to determine if the woman is pregnant.
It can show a detailed view of a fetus five weeks after conception.
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It took a year of planning and 16-thousand dollars in donations to make this new service possible.
And with more then 800 women using the center's services each year, the sonogram will be an added benefit in the health care of the unborn child and mother.
Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))
Some new graduates are receiving plenty of praise - but no diplomas!
Two service dogs graduated from Saint Francis of Assisi's training program.
The dogs began their training when they were seven weeks old and spent two years learning skills to help the disabled.
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((TERESA KELLY: THEIR TRAINER TEACHES THEM OVER 50 DIFFERENT TASKS, HOW TO TURN ON THE LIGHT SWITCH, HOW TO GO AND GET HELP , HOW TO GO GET SOMETHING OUT OF THE REFRIGERATOR, SPECIFIC TASKS A DISABLED PERSON MIGHT NEED THAT WILL HELP THEM IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE.))
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The cost of training a dog is close to 10-thousand dollars, but the person who receives the dogs pays only 2-hundred 50 dollars.
To keep costs down, the program relies on people to give the puppies a good home for a year before they're sent to the trainer.
Up next on News 7 ..
President Clinton continues to try to hammer out a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine ..
And a house fire in North Carolina claims the lives of seven people.
The details on those stories and more, after this break.
Seven people were killed when fire tore through a home in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
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Authorities say three infants were among those killed in the blaze.
Six others were injured.
Survivors say the fire broke out minutes before midnight and raced through the home so quickly no one had to save the children.
The house was just blocks away from the city's main fire station.
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The cause of the fire is still under invesitgation.
Authorities in Austria are trying to identify the 170 skiers and snowboarders believed killed in a cable car fire yesterday.
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Three Americans are confirmed among the dead.
Six Americans - part of a group of mostly military personnel from Germany - and their family members are still missing.
The cable car was traveling through an Alpine tunnel when it burst into flames.
Most of the victims apparently managed to escape from the car, but were killed by fumes while trying to run.
18 people survived.
President Clinton and Israel's Prime Minister have been discussing ways to end the bloodshed in the Mideast.
The White House meeting was twice delayed because of a hijacking situation in Israel.
Gretchen Carlson has the latest from our nation's capitol.
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is still hopeful hell be able to broker a peace deal with President Clinton.
But the meeting comes as violence continues to erupt in the Middle East.
Over the weekend, an Israeli soldier and 9 Palestinians were killed.
In the West Bank, a huge crowd gathered at a funeral for one of the dead.
GRETCHEN CARLSON: BUT IT WAS ANOTHER ACT OF VIOLENCE THAT ALMOST FORCED PRIME MINISTER
BARAK TO CANCEL HIS TRIP TO THE WHITE HOUSE.
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT IN ISRAEL, A RUSSIAN AIRLINER WAS HIJACKED BY A
Barak decided to return home only to reroute back to Washington after finding out the hijacking had been peacefully resolved.
Israel is also mourning the death of a well-known promoter of Israeli-Arab peace.
Leah Rabin, the widow of the former Israeli Prime minster Itzhak Rabin, died Sunday of cancer.
EHUD BARAK/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: SHE WAS A COURAGEOUS WOMAN PEACE TO THE MIDDLE EAST.
Prime Minister Baraks meeting with President Clinton comes just 3 days after Palestinian leader Yasser Aafat was here. Arafat requested an international peace force but failed to win support
from Clinton. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, the White House.))
Still to come on News 7 .. Some folks in the Roanoke Valley are already feeling the Christmas spirit!
We'll explain, after the break...
And Tinky-Winky and pals are taking over Europe.
We'll tell you which country the Teletubbies are calling home now -
Stay with us.
Newly re-elected 9th District Congressman Rick Boucher is busy penciling in appointments ..
In fact, he's planning a business trip overseas ..
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The Congressman has been invited to speak at a conference on Internet commerce next month in Germany.
Boucher is expected to voice support for e-commerce taxes when he addresses members of the European Union.
The Presidential Election has dominated the airwaves this week.
And the subject has dominated our viewer mail, too.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has News 7's Feedback.
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((Complaints about a confusing ballot in Palm Beach brought a note from a Christiansburg viewer [William Shorter, Jr.], who says he gave a replica to his 7-year-old daughter. She apparently had no trouble filling it out correctly.
"If a 7-year-old can mark the correct circle, what does that say about the voters in Florida who could not? This ballot appeared to be straightforward enough for a 7-year-old. Seems like all this controversy about this particular ballot is much ado about nothing."
A viewer from Roanoke [Carol L. Perdue] commented:
"Until the people have spoken, nobody assumes the presidency in this nation. Period. Both candidates should back off and let the people speak and the courts decide. The people and the rule of law are supreme, not spin doctors and politicians."
Another person [Rick Protz, Lynch Station] would change balloting to a system more like Oregon's, in which everyone votes by mail.
"...perhaps voting over a short amount of time by snail mail or a ballot drop site or by having a secure voting machine at your local Post Office...Perhaps even a receipt could be sent to each voter informing them that their vote had been received and counted. That way there could be no exit polling for the media to use to either encourage or discourage voters."
You have several ways to let us know where you stand on our news coverage or issues in the news.
By US Mail, PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-007.
By fax, 343-7269.
Over the Internet, to email@example.com.
And our website, wdbj7.com, has an on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
The holiday shopping season officially kicks off in about two weeks ..
But many folks couldn't wait that long - and started this weekend at the Salem Civic Center.
The 12-th annual Stock Market Fair sponsored by the Junior League of the Roanoke Valley brought out hundreds of holiday shoppers.
Of course there were plenty of crafts, holiday goodies, and what everyone could use during the holidays - a stress relieving massage.
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The annual fair raises more then 125-thousand dollars each year ..
They were popular in the U-S a few Christmases ago ..
In fact, they've tantilized toddlers in more than one hundred countries ..
Now, the Teletubbies are taking over Russia.
The show was officially launched at Moscow's giant exhibition and concert hall today.
The gala performance drew more than five-thousand youngsters and their parents.
Russian actors have already dubbed several hundred episodes of the original show ..
And British and Russian producers hope Tinky Winky and others will become as popular with Russian toddlers as they are with toddlers around the world..
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A points championship and a trip to victory lane today for Winston Cup car owner Joe Gibbs.
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Tony Stewart dominated the Pennzoil 400 leading 165 laps and taking the checked flag and winning his sixth race of the season.
But his teammate Bobby Labonte was the big winner today. He came home with a 4-th place finish to capture the 2000 Winston Cup points championships with one more race left.
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Jeremy Mayfield finished second, Mark Martin third and Jimmy Spencer fifth.
The New York Giants 5 game win streak ended today. Trent Green passed for four touchdown passas as the Rams beat the giants 38 to 24.
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Leading 7 to nothing, Green goes over the middle and hits Torry Holt on the 5 yard T-D pass and the Rams led the game 14 to nothing in the first quarter.
But the Giants come back. Kerry Collins throws the swing pass to Tiki Barber he slips through a tackle and scores on the 13 yard play to make it 14 to 7 Rams.
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Green would throw his third T-D pass over the middle 8 yards to Ricky Proel and the Rams win the game 38 to 24.
Saints running back Ricky Williams broke his ankle on a run that put him over a thousand yards but New Olreans still beat Carolina 20 to 10.
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The Saints scored the first points of the game in the second quarter. Jeff Blake hits Joe Horn on this 43 yard touchdown pass play to make it 7 to nothing New Orleans.
Then the Saints defense added a score. Steve Buerlein is hit from the back the referees rule that it was a fumble that Keith Mitchell scooped up and turned it into a 90 yard touchdown the Saints win it 20 to 10.
Philadelphia's Brian Mitchell broke the N-F-L record for kickoff return yardage today in Philadelphia's overtime win over Pittsburgh.
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Meantime, In Nashville, The Titans come up short against the Baltimore Ravens.
Baltimore took a one point lead in the third quarter when Trent Difler hooks up with Patrick Johnson on the 2 yard T-D pass.
But Tennessee's Al Del Greco, who missed his first extra point in 229 tries, also missed this 43 yard field goal and the Ravens get the 24 to 23 win.
And here are tonight's scores.
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Virginia Tech's 44 to 21 win over Central Florida moved the Hokies to 7-th in both college football polls.
And the Hokies 9-th win of the season was a total team effort.
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Canadian Golfer Mike Weir is a million dollars richer today after winning the World Championship of golf.
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Weir would hold off the big boys at Valderrama today.
Weir watched as Tiger Woods fell apart at the par five 17-th hole. Tigers 4-th shot hits the green but the back spin takes the ball off the green and into the water. Woods would take a double bogey 7 on the hole and finished 4 shots off the lead.
Weir tapped in for par finishing with a 3 under par 69. His 11 under total was 2 shots in front of Lee Westwood.
In Hockey, The Carolina Hurricanes scored first shoutout this afternoonn since blanking Philadelphia last April.
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The Senators take the ice in Greensboro this afternoon.
Watch as Carolina's Shane Willis makes the steal and score on the breakaway to give the Hurricanes the 4 to nothing win.
Willis scored 2 goals in the win and here are tonight's scores.
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A couple of sports notes, The Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball team beat tthe Nantucket Nectars Naturals in an exhibition basketball game today 95 to 80.
Sophmore Roger Mason led the Cavaliers with 20 points.
The Lady Cavaliers beat George Washington 72 to 66. Telish Quarles led the scoring with 17.
In soccer, Furman knocks Radford out of the N-C-Double-A soccer tournament beating the Highlanders 2 to nothing.
And Christopher Newport beat Washington and Lee in the Division Three South regional 1 to nothing.
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