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[TALENT=Kimberly]

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Only two hours before Florida counties have to make their case for hand recounts in the Presidential election..
The latest on the deadline and other legal wranglings, coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And we'll have a live report on the search for a missing plane in Nelson county.
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Sunny skies may be out today but cool temperatures are the real weather story... and it's dropping below freezing tonight.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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All that up next on News 7 at noon.

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The Presidential race is evolving into a legal chess match, as the battle over recounts continues.

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[Recount]


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Another day, another deadline in Florida.
The secretary of state has set a two p- m deadline today for counties to make their cases for manual recounts that might change vote totals.
Secretary Katherine Harris is petitioning the state Supreme Court to stop the hand counts altogether and consolidate all lawsuits in the tricky Presidential vote count.
Now Al Gore's campaign says it's also taking its case to the state Supreme court.
At last count, George W- Bush was ahead of Gore by 300 votes.
All this comes as Palm Beach county remains in limbo with its recount.
Terisa Estacio is in Tallahassee with an update on the latest legal maneuvers.
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((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SUPER=703-Palm Beach Co., FL;]
[SUPER=701-Judge Charles Burton/Canvassing Board;]
[SUPER=703-Tallahassee, FL;]
[SUPER=701-Warren Christopher/Gore Election Observer;]

[SUPER-701-David Boises/Gore Campaign Attorney;]
[SUPER=701-Ted Olson/Bush Campaign Attorney;]
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((natz FULL

(07:59:10)

"SO YOU NEED TO GET ROOM TO WORK, SO YOU DON'T GET THE PILES MIXED UP."
ELECTION WORKERS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY WERE GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS THIS MORNING... BUT THEY STILL HAVEN'T BEEN GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD TO START COUNTING VOTES. THEY'RE WAITING UNTIL A COURT PROVIDES EXACT GUIDELINES ON HOW TO EVALUATE QUESTIONABLE BALLOTS.

SOT: JUDGE CHARLES BURTON/CHAIRMAN, PALM BEACH COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD

"I JUST THINK IT WOULD BE TOTALLY IRRESPONSIBLE TO BEGIN A PROCESS WHEN WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE TO DO THE PROCESS."
MEANWHILE IN TALAHHASSEE TODAY, REPUBLICAN SECRETARY OF STATE KATHERINE HARRIS FILED A PETITION IN STATE SUPREME COURT TO CEASE ANY HAND RECOUNTING OF BALLOTS.

(SOT, WARREN CHRISTOPHER, GORE OBSERVER)


THAT PETITION FOLLOWS HER EARLIER RULING THAT ALL COUNTIES must EXPLAIN IN WRITING why their hand counts should be allowed into the final tally.

SOT: DAVID BOISES/GORE CAMPAIGN ATTORNEY (06:47:59)

"SHE HAS DISCRETION, BUT SHE HAS TO EXERCISE THAT DISCRETION IN A REASONABLE WAY AND WE CERTAINLY HOPE, THAT ALTHOUGH SHE IS A PARTISAN IN THIS ELECTION, THAT SOMEHOW SHE WOULD GET HERSELF OUT OF THIS PARTISANSHIP AND LET THE VOTES GET COUNTED."
ALL ALONG, THE REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN OPPOSED TO MANUAL RECOUNTS.

SOT: TED OLSON/BUSH CAMPAIGN ATTORNEY

"WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF THE CITIZENS WHO VOTED FOR BUSH, IN FACT ALL OF THE CITIZENS WHO DON'T WANT THEIR RIGHTS DILUTED BY THIS CRAZY RECOUNT PROCESS." ))
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[Missing-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Volunteers are back out in the woods of Nelson County today searching for a private plane that's been missing since last week.
[take FS MAP]
The single engine piper went off the radar screen near the Diggs Mountain area of Nelson County Thursday night. Searchers are now combing a 12 mile section , looking for wreckage.


[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim /Steve Starlink;]


Steve Smallshaw joins us from the search command post near Oak Ridge to bring us up to date on what's happening.
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[Fincastle]


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Fincastle's town council is at odds over turning a historic house into apartments. Last night, The mayor vetoed a council vote on the issue because he did not like the outcome. Then council members overrode the mayor's wishes. All this amid allegations that council members repeatedly break the law. Tina Tenret reports.
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[SUPER=01-Melanie Jones/Fincastle Town Council; :22]
[SUPER=01-Bob Gengo/Fincastle Mayor; :53]
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(( Town council members had to decide whether to let Jeff Bowles turn his historic house on Main Street into five apartments. They approved it last month but since they did not advertise the meeting in advance, it was illegal. The homeowner's lawyer says this second vote was also against the law because council missed the 30 day deadline. 73-year-old Melanie Jones hates all this controversy.
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[IN Q=For the first time]

((MELANIE JONES/TOWN COUNCIL: FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I WANT TO LEAVE FINCASTLE. AND ANYBODY LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME I'LL SELL YOU MINE. AND I'M HAVING A LOT OF WORK DONE TO IT SO I CAN SELL IT AND LEAVE. THIS IS UPSETTING ME SO.)) [RUNS:l4]
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The mayor hates the apartment idea -- saying it will invite developers to fill Fincastle with high density housing. Then, he says, taxpayers will pay the price for a new sewer system. But council approved the apartments anyway.
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((BOB GENGO/MAYOR: I DON'T THINK THIS NECESSARILY REFLECTS THE WISHES OF THE PEOPLE. I'M EXERCISING THE STATUTORY AUTHORITY THAT'S VESTED IN THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR AND I'M VETOING THIS. BUTT BUTT BUTT THAT'S WHEN COUNCIL VOTED AGAIN AND OVERRODE THEIR MAYOR'S WISHES. NOW ONE THING EVERYONE IN THE ROOM DID AGREE ON -- THEY NEED TO UPDATE THE ZONING LAWS AND PLAN FOR A SEWER SYSTEM UPGRADE BECAUSE TINY FINCASTLE'S GROWING. THAT SEWER SYSTEM, THE MAYOR SAYS, WILL COST MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS. TINA TENRET, NEWS7.))
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Renovations and additions to Glenvar Middle School may soon be underway now that The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors has given the school board the go-ahead to award a contract. Superintendant Linda Weber says all 8 bids came in under the original projected cost. "Branch and Associates" was the lowest bidder - at just over six-point-one million dollars.

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The Northside of Roanoke is a little bit safer thanks to two new branches of the city's police department.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim /Shannon Microwave;]


Shannon Young joins us now from the Northwest branch with more on the department's efforts at community policing.
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((ROLLCUE:...the branch is also a symbol of pride))
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[ 10 more seconds of vo] Officer also say they hope having increased police presence in the area will help cut down on crime.
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[Rising-Star]


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The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors gives the Rising Star Sports and Adventure Camp permission to continue operating. In July, a Circuit Court judge found the camp guilty of violating county zoning guidelines. But now the ball is back in owner Chris Pollack's court. Meredyth Censullo reports.
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[SUPER=01-Pete Shaw/Roanoke Steam Vice-President;1:10]
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((Score one for Rising Star. The popular Roanoke County sports camp has been granted a special use permit by the Board of Supervisors, allowing them to operate their day care center and sports camp in an area zoned agricultural.

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((CHRIS POLLOCK: ITS A CAMP FOR THE KIDS. ITS FOR THE KIDS, WE BUILT IT FOR THE KIDS AND WE'RE JUST HOPING THE KIDS ARE THE FUTURE OF THE COMMUNITY, AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT WE BUILT IT FOR SO WE'RE HAPPY WITH IT AND OF COURSE WE'RE VERY GLAD TO GET THIS OVER WITH.))
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But "getting it over with" didn't come easy. Pollock had to hammer out an agreement with the camp's neighbors to make the facility aesthetically fit in the otherwise agricultural area .. And then there's the issue of the Roanoke Steam.
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In the past, the arena football team has used Rising Star's athletic fields for some practices. The Supervisors say the team - and ONLY that professional team - can continue to practice there - as long as they stick to a few conditions. Among them - no profanity or loud music. Conditions Steam Vice-President Pete Shaw says he can live with.

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((PETE SHAW: ITS VERY EASY FOR US TO ABIDE BY THEM BECAUSE THEY'RE THE TYPES OF THINGS THAT - WE WANT THE TYPES OF PLAYERS THAT WILL DO THE RIGHT THING AND ACT THE APPROPRIATE WAY, SO IT WON'T BE DIFFICULT FOR US TO ABIDE BY THE PROVISIONS.))
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In the end, Board of Supervisors threw their full support behind a facility the County took to court just a few months ago .. That's one for Rising Star .. Now, its full "Steam" ahead. Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke County.))
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[APEC]


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President Clinton is asking Russian leader Vladimir Putin to release alleged American spy, Edmund Pope.
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Mr. Clinton met with Putin today for over an hour at the annual APEC summit in Brunei.
Pope's family says he's suffering from a rare form of bone cancer.
Meanwhile, President Clinton is also scheduled to meet with Chinese President Jiang Zemin to discuss China's efforts to get into the World Trade Organization.
APEC leaders are discussing high oil prices, resurrecting World Trade talks, and regulating the global expansion of E- commerce.
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[Rabin]


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First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton eulogized (LAY-uh) Leah Rabin at today's service.
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Clinton was one of 15- hundred mourners attending the funeral.
She called Mrs. Rabin a "close friend and fearless campaigner for peace".
Rabin was the widow of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
(LAY-uh) Leah Rabin was laid to rest next to her husband, who was assassinated in 19-95.
She died Sunday after battling cancer.
(LAY-uh) Leah Rabin was 72.
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[Wythe-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Two teenage boys will serve probation and undergo counseling for sexually abusing two other boys at a Wytheville children's home.
Jacob Earl Cregger and Jacori Carter -- both 16 -- entered Alford pleas to misdemeanor sexual battery.
They were charged with sodomizing two other teenage boys last October at the Presbyterian Children's Home for troubled teens.
The home says its beefed up security since the incident.

[Triple-A]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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A chill is in the air, and the holiday season is drawing closer.
That means it's time to winterize your vehicle.
Here to give us advice on the best ways to do that is Randy Green, who's with Triple-A. [2-SHOT]
Thanks for coming by this afternoon, Randy.

(It seems people tend to forget about taking care of their vehicles, since they get so wrapped up in preparing for the holidays... What's the first item on the checklist to make sure your vehicle is in good shape?)

[SUPER=01-Randy Green/AAA Mid-Atlantic;]


(And more attention is being paid to tires this year, especially in light of the Bridgestone- Firestone situation.) [first pre- pro page]

(One thing that I've overlooked in the past car battery.. AT what time does that need to be checked?)

[second pre- pro page]

(And with Thanksgiving weekend coming up, it's a good idea to get an overall inspection of your vehicle..)

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Thanks again for talking with us this afternoon, Randy.

Well Jacey, if anyone's leaving early for the holiday, they might see a few snow flurries....[Antarctica]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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And finally this afternoon---


They're attempting to go where no woman's ever gone before.
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Two hikers have begun their bid to become the first women to ski un- assisted across Antarctica.
Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen set off yesterday across the frozen tundra.
They expect the journey will take them about three months.
Both women said they were prepared for the trip.
Hopefully, they're well- insulated. (------------) Summertime temperatures in the interior of Antarctica average 30 below zero...