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Coming up on News 7-
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A live report from Tallahassee for the latest on the Presidential Recount.
It may cost you more to heat your home this winter. We'll tell you how you can offset the cost.
Plus how do the Hokie players fare when it comes to graduating? A report coming up.
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News 7 is next.

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Should the hand recounts go on?
Today both sides argued their case.
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((TO ASSURE THAT ELECTION RESULTS REALLY REFLECT WHO GOT THE MAJORITY OF VOTES AND THE PARRALLITY OF VOTES.)) [BUTT TO 20:37:39] ((AL GORES SUPPORTERS ARE LESS INTERESTED IN ACCURACY AND MORE INTERESTED IN CHANGING THE RULES TO GENERATE THE VOTES THEY NEED TO WIN.))
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Now it's up to the Florida Supreme Court.
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[Recount]


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Seven justices must decide what will happen with Florida's presidential votes-
They could come to a decision in a day or two- or several weeks- There is no legal time frame for the court to rule.
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Manuel Gallegus is live in Tallahassee with the latest.
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((The fate of the US Presidency could be in the hands of these seven justices. Inside a packed State Supreme Court room, each side was given one hour to make their case. The Vice Presidents attorneys went first, trying to convince the panel that the hand counted ballots should be included in the final results.
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Be sure that the election results really reflects who got the majority or the plurality of the votes George W. Bush's attorneys fired back--saying the law is clear and the Secretary of State had used her discretion properly.
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I suggest to the court that the appellants have given this court no basis in this case for finding that the Secretary of States decision was clearly erroneous. That's the issue! As America waits for the State Supreme Court to rule, the recounts go on in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties. 1.6 million votes are at stake. But the latest tally does not appear to be helping Al Gore that much... And, His cause isn't being helped by a West Palm Beach circuit court's decision either. The judge refused to order a new round of voting in Palm Beach County, where some citizens complained they were confused by the ``butterfly ballot.''))
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[Poll]


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What do Americans think of what's going on?
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A CBS News poll shows the majority believe the hand recounts going on Florida should be included in the official vote total.
But many Americans are concerned about how fair those counts can be- with 43 percent questioning the accuracy of the process.
If the Supreme Court rules against the Vice President Gores' legal team says he would contest.
According to a CBS poll the public may run short on patience.
Gore's unfavorable ratings have risen since the election- and more people now disapprove of the way his campaign is handling the crisis than a week ago.
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Old man winter's arrival could wind up burning a hole in some homeowners' pockets. That's because natural gas costs roughly 35-percent more than it was this time last year...
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And, according to the State Corporation Commission, any change in the cost of natural gas will immediately be reflected in consumers' bills.
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But Roanoke Gas says there are some ways homeowners can offset those rising costs .. Clean your furnace filters and have your heating system inspected to ensure it's working efficiently.. Set your thermostat at 68-degrees. And make minor adjustments to your home to avoid drafts ..
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((RICK PERVARSKI/ROANOKE GAS VICE PRESIDENT: THEY CAN ADD INSULATION UP IN THEIR ROOF - UP IN THEIR FLOOR JOIST...SEAL AND CAULK AROUND WINDOWS TO MAKE SURE THERE ISN'T AN AIR FILTRATION...AND ALSO THEY CAN ADD HEATING JACKETS TO THEIR WATER HEATERS.))
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Roanoke Gas also provides heating assistance to low-income families through their "Heat Share Program." Funds are distributed through the Salvation Army .. They will begin taking applications for the heat share program after Thanksgiving.

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The prospect of changes in Roanoke County's early retirement incentive program has raised concern among teachers and retirees.
But today, the school board chairman said he's hopeful the changes won't be as drastic as some rumors have suggested.
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The school system has been re-evaluating the early retirement program because of its rising cost.
Recent court rulings in other states and changing federal guidelines have also complicated the issue.
While changes are on the horizon, School Board Chairman Jerry Canada says officials are doing their best to come up with a plan that's both affordable and fair.
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((WE HAVE SOMETHING WE THINK SHOULD WORK OUT TO MOST PEOPLE'S SATISFACTION. BUT WE'RE STILL CRUNCHING NUMBERS TO MAKE SURE IT FITS WITH OUR BUDGET.))
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Canada and other school officials are promising more specifics at a meeting with teachers, now scheduled for November 28th.

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A shooting in the New River Valley has one man in the hospital and another behind bars.
It happened on Clay Street just outside Blacksburg.
Montgomery County deputies say Elton Hoyt Davis of Shawsville was arguing with Bobby Joe Kanode of Blacksburg when a shotgun went off.
Davis was wounded in the neck and scalp. It's believed his wounds are not life threatening.
Kanode was arrested and charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm.

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Prosecutors began their case against former NFL player Rae Carruth-
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Carruth is charged with masterminding the murder of his pregnant girlfriend- Cherica Adams-
Adams was shot four times- and died later- the baby survived.
Today prosecutors played a 911 tape of Adams on her cell phone-
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(( GENTRY CAUDILL, PROSECUTOR: SHE WASN'T ABLE TO GIVE THE 911 OPERATOR ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE CAR WHERE THE SHOT CAME FROM, BUT SHE TOLD THEM RAE CARRUTH WAS IN FRONT OF HER IN A FORD EXPEDITION AND SHE WAS SHOT AND HE JUST LEFT.))
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Prosecutors say Carruth ordered the hit to keep from paying child support.
The defense insists the admitted triggerman shot Adams out of frustration for trying to get to Carruth- after he reneged on a deal to front money for a drug buy.
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[Tech-Graduation]


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Virginia Tech's football program has been on the rise in rankings and recognition lately.
But a report on NCAA graduation rates released today shows Tech may be reaching new lows in graduating players.
Marya Jones has the story.
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(( Yearly graduation rates for Tech football players reported to the NCAA have gone down more than 50 percent in the last three years. [INSERT GRAPHIC: VT FOOTBALL PLAYER GRADUATION RATES]
Take a look at the scoreboard for both Tech and ALL Division One schools...
In 1997, 50 percent of Tech scholarship players completed their studies within six years of starting.
In '98, it was 65.
In '99, it dropped to 33 percent.
And in 2000, only 29 percent got degrees in under six years.
At all Division I schools nationwide last year, an average of 48 percent graduated. [INSERT GRAPHIC: 4 YEAR GRADUATION RATES]
Here's how Tech compared to some other schools:
In the last four years, Tech graduated 45 percent of its players.
At UVA, the average was 76 percent..
At Florida State, 59...
And at West Virginia, 48 percent. [Standup] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: Athletic Director Jim Weaver said last week that he did not have time to be interviewed for this story.
But they call the numbers just a "snapshot" of their players' academic performance that can paint a misleading picture.
Graduation rates reported to the NCAA only reflect SCHOLARSHIP athletes that start as freshman and remain at Tech for their ENTIRE college career.)) [RUNS:18]
So, the numbers exclude walk-on players who DO graduate, like former defensive end John Engelberger. [FS GRAPHIC: NOT INCLUDED]
Players who get injured and quit, transfer to other schools, or leave to go pro ALSO count against Tech's graduation rate.
Tech's athletic department suggests that a fairer measure is to look at its athletes' graduation rates over a longer period of time.
Tech's average for the last FOUR years is 45 percent ... that's five percent below the Division I average.
Marya Jones, News-7, Blacksburg.))
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The N-C-Double-A says graduation rates among ALL Division One football players are at their lowest in 15 years.
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You may want to think twice before snuggling with an airline blanket.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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And an emergency landing turns deadly-- AFTER the plane touches down.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((THIS IS DENISE ALLEN STARTING THE WORK WEEK OFF WITH YOU IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS OFFICE. TONIGHT THE TRIBE SLAYS THE HOKIES. THE SPIDERS GIVE THE DEMON DEACONS A TOUGH GAME. THE QUARTERBACK QUESTION STILL LOOMS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE AND JERRY NADEAU WINS THE NAPA 500. THOSE STORIES AND MORE IN SPORTS.))

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An American Airlines plane with trouble turned back to make an emergency landing today- in Miami-
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but something went wrong once the plane touched the ground.
Police say as the crew prepared for landing- one of them opened an emergency door before the cabin was de-pressurized.
An American airlines crew member was pulled out of the plane and died on impact on the tarmac.
At least six more people were hurt.
The plane was taking off for Haiti with 130 people aboard when an "engine fire" light came on.
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That airline blanket you snuggle up with may not be as clean as you think.
A study by a Textile union claims airline blankets and headphones are not washed after each flight and instead are just repackaged.
The union represents some workers at Royal Airline Laundry.
It says company officials tell workers to only wash items that appear soiled.
The study found a bacteria that causes lung and eye infections in some blankets from United Airlines, American Airlines and Air Canada.
The owner of the linen service says the study isn't accurate and the F-A-A says it needs hard scientific data to even consider changing regulations.

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Federal officials today examined the scene of a plane crash in Patrick County.
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Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board hiked through rough terrain on Bull Mountain to get to the site.
The wreckage of the single-engine Piper was spotted Saturday, a week after the Civil Air Patrol began looking for it.
Authorities still aren't able to release the identity of the pilot; they say they'll have to wait for dental records.
The plane was on a flight from College Park, Maryland to South Carolina.
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Authorities are working to figure out the cause of last night's fatal house fire in Roanoke.
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The fire broke out shortly before midnight--- claiming the life of 68- year old Alain (A-lean) Akers.

Six others inside the Stewart Street home were able to get out unharmed. Family members tried to reach Akers, who was paralyzed from a stroke, but say the fire was too intense. Robert Long lives next door to the family.
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((ROBERT LONG/NEIGHBOR: SHE NEVER HAD A HARSH WORD... SHE WAS ALWAYS NICE TO ME ... SHE WAS A NICE LADY.))
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Family members credit smoke detectors for alerting the family to the fire. They say Akers was on oxygen and that the fire appears to have started in her bedroom. But authorities have not determined the cause.
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An accident today in Buchanan killed a woman.
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58-year old Barbara Newbill of Hardy died when she drove out of a gas station and crossed in front of Danny Coffey's vehicle that was headed north on Route 11. Coffey is being treated for injuries at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Newbill's passenger was treated then released. State police say they will not file charges.
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[Seat-Belts]


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In one hour today, Roanoke Police issued 16 tickets to people who were driving in violation of Virginia law.
Three of those tickets went to drivers whose children were not wearing seat belts.
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Operation A-B-C -- America Buckles UP Children started today. Police set up a road block looking for drivers who aren't strapping in their children.
Police also helped several drivers who wanted to learn how to secure their kids properly.
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((OFFICER D.E. HARTMAN: YOU DON'T WANT TO PUT A CHILD IN THE FRONT SEAT WHERE THERE IS AN AIRBAG BECAUSE AIRBAGS CAUSE MORE DAMAGE TO THE CHILD. THE SAFEST SPOT FOR THE CHILD TO BE IS IN THE REAR MIDDLE BACK OF THE CAR.))
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Roanoke Police will be helping more parents with car seat installation on Wednesday morning outside of Toys-R-Us at Valley View Mall.
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Roanoke City Council turns up the heat on a proposed natural gas pipeline.
We'll have the latest next on News 7.
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And it's been on the chopping block for two years.
Today the national Millennium Tree comes crashing down.
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Roanoke City Council wants a public hearing on the proposed Virginia Gas Pipeline project.
And today, council urged the company to give more consideration to possibility of co-locating the line on existing easements.
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Virginia Gas plans to build the new gas pipeline through the New River Valley into Roanoke and Franklin Counties.


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The resolution approved today is similar to one council sent to the State Corporation Commission earlier this month.
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The gas line extension into the city of Roanoke would cross public rights of way and city owned property. About


50 parcels of private property could also be affected.[Millennium-Tree]


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It's been a major undertaking and a big secret, but the nation's Millennium Tree is about to begin its journey from Colorado to Washington.
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The 64-foot blue spruce was cut down on today near Woodland Park and will decorate the lawn of the U.S. capitol over the holidays.
The tree will be shrink-wrapped to protect it during the trip.
It was selected two years ago. The location was kept secret until today.
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Coming up, college hoop highlights from Tech and Richmond, plus Steve Mason checks in with the UVA football team.


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Here is our Extra Point.
The U-S Tennis Association is looking for a new Davis Cup captain.
John McEnroe has resigned after 14 months on the job, frustrated over the Cup format and the lack of participation by America's best players.
Now your scoreboard.
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We start off this segment with an instate college basketball match up, William and Mary against Virginia Tech. A bucket at the wire would decide this contest.
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The Hokies seemed ready to defend the Cassell early in the game.
Bryant Matthews moves Tech down the floor and makes the pretty pass to Chris Exilus. The drive to the hoop gives the Hokies the early lead.
Virginia Tech plays tight 'D'. Brian Chase makes the interception, calls his own number. Chase pulls up and sinks the jumper.
But the Tribe would go on the war path. Using the old give and go Jim Moran ends up with the ball and finishes for the William and Mary points.
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The Tribe hangs tough Adam Duggins scores underneath to help William and Mary win the battle in the Cassell 48 to 46.
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The 25th rank Cavaliers trounced Coastal Carolina last night 117 to 78 in Men's Basketball.
The 16th ranked Virginia women lost in double overtime to Texas 56 to 55 in the WNIT.

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The Richmond Spiders gave 18th ranked Wake Forest a scare last night.
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The Demon Deacons came into the Spiders' nest and built a 13 point lead on the shoulders of Darius Songaila's play.
Songaila had 12 points on the night.
But Richmond battled back Greg Stevenson scored 13 of his 21 points in the final 11 minutes of the game. This shot cuts Wake's lead to two.
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Craig Dawson led the Demon Deacons with 16. This turnaround jumper ended and three and a half minute scoring drought and Wake beats Richmond 69-61.
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In the ODAC, W and L's Jessica Mentz is the women's basketball player of the week. Mentz averaged 31-point-five points and 10-point-five rebounds at the Haverford Tournament.
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Roanoke College's Robby Pridgen is the men's Player of the week and MVP of the Salem Bank and Trust Tournament. He scored 52 points this past weekend including six three pointers in the Maroon's 73-70 win over Trinity yesterday.
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In football Washington and Lee's Marc Watson is the Old Dominion Conference's Player of the Year. Watson ranked second in both scoring averaging 8.6 points a game and rushing 132.5 yards a game.
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Former VMI and Virginia Tech assistant Mike Clark is coach of the year. His Bridgewater squad finished the regular

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The Cavaliers and Hokies meet this Saturday in Blacksburg for the 82nd time.
UVA's quarterback situation is still a question.
Steve Mason helps clear up the picture.
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Virginia Tech is sixth in the BCS standings.
Oklahoma and Florida State are one-two this week.
Miami is a close third, followed by Washington and Oregon State.

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The 2000 Winston Cup season is in the record books.
The race was on today at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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The NAPA 500 started with a so long to Darrell Waltrip after 30 years in racing, 84 wins and 3 Winston Cup championships. DW finished 34th.
Ward Burton finished third, but he was the man to beat with less than handful of laps to go. But Scott Pruett's spin brought out the final yellow of the day.
On the restart, Jerry Nadeau, who had dominated the track all day leading 155 circuits - took off and never looked back.
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