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Today on News 7, the political manuvering and the counting are continuing in Florida's presidential election. We'll have the latest in a live report.
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and more layoffs are coming to Norfolk Southern in Roanoke.
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In other news, mailing a letter is about to get more expensive. We'll tell you how much,
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and on Health Check, we'll see what a dispute between an insurance company and a local hospital could mean to hundreds of patients in our area.
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From the polling places to the courtroom- Questions over America's presidential election are now in the courts- where the battle over vote counting goes on.

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Nearly one week after election day and the counting still goes on in Florida-
Two vote counts found George W. Bush the winner in Florida, but Al Gore's camp requested a hand count in several counties-
Drew Levinson is following the election situation and joins us live from Tallahassee.
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((und one in this legal battle for the presidency went to Al Gore.
GORE : What is at stake here is the integrity of our democracy.
A federal judge in Miami refused a bid by the Bush campaign to halt a manual recount of ballots in four heavily democratic Florida Counties. The Republicans had called it unconstitutional...saying some of the people doing the hand counting had a vested interest in the outcome.

sot: Ted Olson/Bush Campaign Attorney:

"The florida process allows individuals who are interested in the outcome to participate in the process and to make decision as to how a person intended to vote and that process treats individuals differently depending on which county they reside in."
But it could be for naught. Earlier Floridas Secretary of state, Katherine Harris said she would enforce Tuesdays 5pm deadline to certify the state tally.
That would hurt Gores chances at the presidency, since counties, especially Palm Beach say they need more time, in fact up to six days more.

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Time is important - it is even more important every vote is counted - and counted accurately

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AND THERE WILL BE MORE COURT CHALLENGES TO COME - NOW THE SITUATION HERE IN THE SUNSHINE STATE IS EVEN CLOUDIER. DREW LEVINSON))

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Congressman Rick Boucher says Virginia ... and the nation ... would be better served WITHOUT the electoral college.
He vows to introduce legislation to abolish it in January.
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Boucher sits on the House Judiciary Committee, which would tackle the issue first.
It would mean amending the Constitution and that requires a two-thirds vote in Congress and three-fourths of state legislatures.
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((RICK BOUCHER/D- 9TH DISTRICT: IT MAY HAVE HAD SOME ROLE 200 YEARS AGO AT THE FOUNDING OF THE REPUBLIC, BUT TODAY, EVERY CITIZEN HAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF INFORMANTION UPON WHICH TO JUDGE THE CANDIDATES' QUALIFICATIONS...AND TO MAKE HIS OWN JUDGEMENT ON WHO SHOULD LEAD THIS COUNTRY AND THAT DECISION SHOULD PREVAIL. ))
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Boucher made the remarks outside the Christiansburg Institute... southwest Virginia's first high school for African Americans, which opened in 1866.
He presented 300-thousand dollars in federal funding to help renovate the school.
It will be reopened as a museum and community learning center.
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((ELAINE CARTER/CHRISTIANSBURG INST. ALUMNUS: IT MEANS THAT THE VALUES THAT WERE INSTILLED IN ME WERE IMPORTANT. 11:26 IT GIVES ALL OF US WHO ARE ALUMNI A PLACE TO STAND AND REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY IN AN ORGANIZED DEVELOPMENTAL FASHION. ))
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The Institute still hopes to raise more than one and half million dollars for the museum.
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Norfolk Southern is closing its Roanoke foundry, letting another 27 people go.
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The company today said a slowing economy and decreasing rail traffic are forcing them to lay off 13 carmen and 14 foundry workers.
In years past, the foundry was a key black smith shop for the railroad.
But Norfolk Southern says its less expensive to buy parts from outside suppliers.
The foundry is set to close in January.
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Problems between Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield and a local hospital could force hundreds of Martinsville residents to travel farther- or pay more to get health care.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
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Jean,
Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County and Trigon have until December 31 to work out a new contract. .
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Caught in the middle of all of this are more than 7-hundred patients -- who are not a part of the negotiating process -- but who will be greatly affected if the Martinsville hospital is no longer part of the their network.
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((DR. IRA TROLLINGER/MARTINSVILLE SUPERINTENDENT:ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES ARE VERY CONCERNED WE CONTINUALLY HOPE THAT OUR LOCAL HOSPITAL WHERE MANY OF US GET OUR CARE WILL BE PART OF OUR SYSTEM HERE)) [RUNS14]
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More than 300 school employees and retirees -- and several hundred City employees -- including police officers, the fire department and other workers will be affected by the decision.
Memorial hospital is the only hospital in the surrounding area --and Trollinger says the nearest network hospital is at least 18 miles away.
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But hospital officials says certain issues need to be negotiated.
Jo Roach C-E-O for the hospital says while Trigon only represents 15 percent of admissions it represent 76 percent of the denials for care.
And since the hospital has a policy not to turn anyone away -- it's forced to absorb the cost.
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((JO ROACH: ONCE WE PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES THE HOSPITAL HAS EVERY REASONABLE EXPECTATION TO BE PAID FOR THOSE, NOT HAVE BLUE CROSS OR TRIGON COME THREE WEEKS LATER AND SAY WE'RE NOT GOING TO PAY FOR THAT WELL THE RESOURCES HAVE ALREADY BEEN EXPENDED AND THE HOSPITAL HAS NO RECOURSE UNDER THE EXISTING CONTRACT)) [RUNS17]
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He also says another big issue -- is the time it takes the insurance company to approve or deny care -- especially when the insurance company is not available on holidays and weekends.
But Roach says he hopes a new contract can still be reached.
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((JO ROACH: THERE IS AT LEAST 45 DAYS TO FINALIZE A CONTRACT THAT'S PLENTY OF TIME TO GET TO THE ISSUE AND TRIGON AND THE HOSPITAL ARE WORKING HARD)) [RUNS10]
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News 7 contacted Trigon -- which released a statement saying it has submitted a new proposal to the hospital and is still waiting for a response -- and it too hopes that a new agreement can be worked out.
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A new survey examines the homeless population in the Valley. We'll have the results after this break,
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also authorities begin the difficult job of identifying the victims in this weekend's cable car fire in Austria.
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Austrian recovery teams removed the first bodies from an Alpine tunnel today.
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Many are charred beyond recognition- after Saturday's cable car fire- and DNA testing may be the only way of identifying some of the remains.
Many of the victims were young peopole heading to the slopes for a day of skiing- and snowboarding.
The Austrian government has ordered all (fa-nick-ular) funicular trains in the country closed until Wednesday for safety inspections.
The move comes after fire in a train left 159 people dead- among them, eight Americans.
Authorities though are not sure exactly how many people boarded the cable car- or what caused the fire.
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A survey sheds new light on the number of homeless in the Roanoke Valley.
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The Roanoke Valley Task Force on Homelessness today released the findings of a survey conducted in July.
It found 311- people without permanent housing-- including 43 children.
The number of homeless in the Roanoke Valley is no doubt higher, though, because the homeless are difficult to track.
The people included in the survey were living in shelters, temporary housing, local jails and recovery centers.
Those who work at the TRUST homeless shelter in Roanoke say it could happen to anyone.
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((COLLEEN CARRELL/TRUST INTERIM EXEC. DIR.: PEOPLE WHO ARE DOWN ON THEIR LUCK, MAY HAVE HAD A FIRE OR LAID OFF FROM THEIR JOB, VARIOUS THINGS LIKE THAT, THEY WOULD BE SUFFERING FROM MENTAL ILLNESS.))
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The survey was conducted to get a better idea of how many homeless are in the area.
Those surveyed ranked transportation and health care services as major gaps in services being provided.
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The U- S Postal Service is enjoying new digs in Danville.
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The city's new Main Post Office opened for business this morning.
It's located near Piedmont Mall at the corner of Westover and Piedmont Drive.
The new facility will offer a full service window and 24 hour access to post office boxes, mail drops and stamp vending machines. The downtown station will also remain open.
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Meanwhile it will cost you an extra penny to mail a letter next year.
The independent Postal rate Commission has voted to raise the cost of a first class stamp to 34 cents beginning in January.
The last increase was in January of 1999.
The Postal Service says it needs the increase to offset rising costs.

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Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch will have some safety preparation tips for your holiday dining.
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If holiday hosting is taking place at your house this year... there are some important tips you may not want to be without.
The kitchen may be more of a hazard than expected if things aren't prepared correctly and safely.
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Jacey Birch is in our studio with an expert on the subject of cooking correctly this season.
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Today in Sports, if you thought the rumors about U-V-A head football coach George Welsh were distracting, now they may lose their starting quarterback. But first, we'll have big news for Beatles fans.
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((36 YEARS AFTER THE FAB FOUR LAUNCHED THEIR BRITISH INVASION, BEATLEMANIA JUST WON'T QUIT. SINCE THE BEATLES DISBANDED IN 1970 FANS HAVE BEEN LEFT WANTING MORE OF ANYTHING BEATLES. WELL NOW THEY'VE GOT IT....I'M VH1'S REBECCA RANKIN AND I'LL TELL YOU ABOUT ALL THE NEW BEATLES MATERIAL....COMING UP. ))
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In a time when bands come and go like passing fads, it's nice to know that somethings will never change. Nearly four decades ago, the Beatles altered the face of music forever. Now their latest album is about to return them to a familar place...the top of the Billboard charts.
Rebecca Rankin has more.
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(( BIG BEATLES NEWS FOR YOU: A BRAND NEW CD FEATURING ALL THEIR BIGGEST HITS COMES OUT TOMORROW. THERE'S ALSO A NEW WEBSITE FOR THE BAND, AND THE BEST SELLER ANTHOLOGY BOOK THAT'S OUT IN STORES. 30 YEARS AFTER THEIR BREAKUP THE FAB FOUR CONTINUE TO BE A HUGE COMMERCIAL FORCE...
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FOUR GUYS, 13 ALBUMS... AND 27 NUMBER ONE SINGLES. EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THOSE TRACKS IS AVAILBLE ON A SPECIAL NEW COLLECTION CALLED SIMPLY, ONE" .

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THE BEATLES COMMOTION ISN'T LIMITED TO RECORD STORES: THEY'VE ALSO JUMPED ON THE CYBERSPACE BANDWAGON, LAUNCHING THEIR FIRST AND ONLY OFFICIAL WEBSITE, TRANSPORTING 6FANS BACK TO SEVERAL OF THE BAND'S MAJOR MILESTONES.
Chris Wendle, Senior Vice-President, EMI Marketing6 the members of the band and yoko are actually very up and very involved with new media, they understand it. they thought it was a very exciting thing to do

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THE NEW BEATLES ANTHOLOGY BOOK DEBUTED OCTOBER 5TH AS A NUMBER ONE BEST SELLER AND BOASTS THAT IT'S THE ONLY BEATLES BOOK BY THE BEATLES INFORMATION AND IMAGES, SOME OF THEM NEVER BEFORE SEEN, WERE CONTRIBUTED BY THE THREE SURVIVING MEMBERS AND JOHN LENNON'S WIDOW, YOKO ONO.
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THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY IS IN STORES NOW AND YOU CAN EXPECT IT TO STAY NEAR THE TOP OF THE BESTSELLERS LIST THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS. THE WEBSITE IS UP AND RUNNING, AND THE ALBUM, "1" HITS STORES TOMORROW. IN NEW YORK I'M VH1'S REBECCA RANKIN. )) [Take Pinnacle Full]
You can find the new Beatles website through a link to our site at WDBJ7-dot-com.

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Welcome folks to the Monday ticker that begins with some tough times in Charlottesville.
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The 5-and-4 Virgnia Cavaliers have posted 13 straight winning season, but that streak is in jeopardy with two games remaining. The fight to keep that streak alive begins this Saturday at home against N.C. State. Steve Mason tries to answer some of the growing questions in Charlottesville.
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The Miami Hurricanes have finally passed Florida State in the Bowl Championship series rankings. The new BCS polll that is out tonight has Oklahoma first, Miami second, Florida State third, Florida fourth, Washington 5th, and
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the Virginia Tech Hokies moving up to the 6th spot. The Hokies jump two notches this week and are ahead of Oregon, Nebraska, Oregon State and Kansas State - the final members of the BCS top 10.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, we'll have the latest installment of the Tech 2000 report. We'll update you on the latest injury situation in Blacksburg. Jean will be back to wrap up this half hour of News 7 in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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A Pittsylvania County man has left his kids on a deserted island, alone in the middle of Leesville Lake.
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Kids meaning goats -- of course. Billy and Jenny fend for themselves here on Goat Island. Their owner, Charlie Hunt, paddles out every two weeks -- to dote on his goats and fill their shed with food.
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((CHARLIE HUNT/GOAT OWNER: THERE'S NO ONE TO BOTHER EM. IF SOMEBODY DOES COME ON THE ISLAND, THEY'VE GOT SPACE UNDERNEATH THE CABIN TO PROTECT THEMSELVES. THEY'VE GOT COVER. THEY CAN EVEN GET IN THE CABIN.))
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Hunt says Billy and Jenny can be shy, even a little sheepish, but they protect each other fiercely. As a child, Hunt watched his uncle play with goats here.
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((CHARLIE HUNT/GOAT OWNER: HE COULD PULL UP TO THE ISLAND AND THE GOATS WOULD GET ON JUST AS MANY AS COULD GET ON THE BOAT. WE'D TAKE EM OUT AND THEY'D SWAY WITH THE BOAT. IT WAS HILARIOUS TO WATCH.))
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Tonight on News7 at Six -- we'll find out why Billy and Jenny may be moved off their island.
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