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Coming up on News 7-
A ruling in the Presidential Election Case-
What it means in a live report coming up.
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And the weather is so bad in Buffalo- travel is banned there.
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Plus the cold closes a couple of schools in the region.
News 7 is next.

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((THE COURT HAS CONSISTENTLY HELD THAT THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO CAST THEIR VOTE IS THE RIGHT OVERRIDING ALL OTHERS. TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL, THE COURT HOLDS THAT THE AMENDED CERTIFICATION COUNT FROM THE CANVASSING BOARD WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH FIVE PM ON NOVEMBER 26TH.))
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Good evening...

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The unanimous court ruling came about one hour ago.
It means three heavily Democratic counties will be allowed to RECOUNT their ballots by hand-
Al Gore hopes it'll give him enough votes to win the state-
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Drew Levinson is outside the capital- in Tallahassee- with more on this 42 page ruling.
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((For Al Gore these were the words he needed to hear to breathe life back into his bid for the presidency.
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"In its opinion the court has reversed the two orders of the trial court..." Florida's seven Supreme Court justices ruled unanimously that state election officials must accept amended presidential returns as late as Sunday or Monday. This is a defeat for Secretary of State Katherine Harris who was prepared to call the election without the handcounts. That would have essentially given the presidency to George W. Bush. But the court did not apparently rule over the standards being used to count the votes in three counties. In the end, a court spokesperson saying it was the right of the voter that swayed their decision.
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the court has consistently held that the right of voter to cast their vote is the paramount concern overriding all others. Reaction from vote counters in Palm Beach County was swift.
SOT : CHARLES BURTON/PALM BEACH COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD:

...(meeting deadline) ))
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A record 21 million Americans are expected to take to the skies over the next five days-
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Crowds may just be part of the problem.
Flight attendants at the nation's two largest airlines, American and United are picketing- and at United- Mechanics have forced the carrier to ask a judge to outlaw any work slow-down over the holidays-
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((ANDY PLEWS/UNITED AIRLINES: THIS WAS NOT AN EASY STEP FOR US, IN FACT IT WAS A VERY REGRETTABLE STOP, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY OUR CUSTOMERS HAD TO COME FIRST.))
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Northwest had to take similar action after it saw cancellations jump 145 percent over the past week because of a lack of working mechanics.
Delta is also warning passengers of possible delays and cancellations because its pilots have adopted a no overtime policy.
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It wasn't a labor dispute- but security delaying airline traffic in Charlotte today- The trouble there also forced the cancellation of three Roanoke flights.
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Guards spotted what they thought was a gun in a child's bag-
Before they could call police- the child disappeared-
Authorities locked down all four of the airport's concourses and forced passengers to go through metal detectors- a second time.
After more than two hours, officers found the bag- turns out it was just a toy gun.
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In Buffalo, snow is the problem.
Snow fell at three inches an hour- blanketing the area in nearly two feet before it was over.
Not even snow veterans in Buffalo were ready for this-
Thousands of kids had to spend the night at school- drivers were stuck- even walking wasn't advised.
A travel ban is on the city- NO un-necessary travel there. That ban will be lifted in the morning.
But more snow is expected this week.
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The cold weather has forced a couple of schools to close tomorrow.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
In Grayson County-- Grayson County High School and Independence Middle Schools will be closed because of heating problems.
All other Grayson County schools will be open.
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Falling temperatures and steady snowfall were welcome visitors to one mountaintop in Pocahontas County, West Virginia today.
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The Snowshoe resort is preparing to open its slopes tomorrow morning.
The snowmaking equipment there has been operating around the clock for more than a week, and the latest wave of wintry weather added several inches of fresh powder.
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((NORMALLY OPENING DAY IS JUST AN EXCITING DAY BECAUSE EVERYONE'S EXCITED ABOUT GETTING ON THE SNOW. IT'S USUALLY JUST A FEW TRAILS AND GRASS AROUND... AND YOU KNOW PEOPLE ARE STILL EXCITED BECAUSE THERE IS SNOW AND WE'RE ABLE TO SKI, BUT THIS IS, AS YOU CAN SEE, QUITE POSSIBLY JUST UNBELIEVABLE. IT'S GREAT.))
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Snowshoe has opened earlier in the past, but rarely with this much snow. When the first skiers hit the slopes Wednesday, about 25 percent of the resort's terrain will be open.
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Franklin County supervisors paved the way tonight for a 140-acre complex at Smith Mountain Lake, including a retirement home, shops, a golf course and a movie theater. It's expected to produce 300-thousand-dollars in tax revenue every year.
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Tina Tenret was at tonight's public hearing.
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Jean -- Smith Mountain Lake residents are VERY outspoken about development. A couple years ago, volunteers spent MONTHS writing down exactly how they wanted new buildings to look. Residents fought bitterly against the last big condo complex -- two people even sued the developer. But tonight -- none of that. Speakers seem to think this plan is exciting.
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(( This pay dirt near Westlake Corner holds the seeds of a 30 million dollar community. Picture a golf course, movie theater, condos, a shopping center, and a retirement home. Plus, the developer plans to give six acres to the sheriff's office, the YMCA, and the performing arts.
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The Smith Mountain Lake Association likes the look of this brick village, with its gardens, sidewalks and rotundas. It's not like the newer strip malls that members hate.
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((DON FINK/SML ASSOC: IT SHOWS PROMISE OF BLENDING BETTER WITH THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT THAN SOME OF THE BUILDINGS RECENTLY ERECTED IN THIS AREA.)) [RUNS:06]
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This project is just about a half mile away from the Booker T-Washington Monument, with farmland in between. Park Service officers worry that pollution will hurt wildlife in Gills Creek --
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but agreed to work with the developer to filter the runoff, if it causes a problem.
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Still ahead on News 7, the N-double-A-C-P backs off its threat of a statewide boycott over Confederate History Month.
We'll have the latest.
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And some call this artwork in a Lynchburg courtroom offensive.
But will it come down?
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((TONIGHT IN SPORTS...THE EXPRESS FINDS ITS OFFENSE IN A BIG WAY. MIKE STEVENS HAS AN INJURY REPORT AS THE HOKIES PREPARE FOR UVA AND THE CAVALIERS WEIGH IN ON THE HOKIES FOOTBALL SUCCESS. AND BASEBALL'S COMMISSIONER TELLS THE SENATE THE LEAGUE IS IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE. THOSE STORIES AND MORE LATER IN THE NEWSCAST.))

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A mysterious meeting... and now, the Virginia N-double-A-C-P appears to have backed down from its threat of a national boycott of the Commonwealth.
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After an almost two hour closed-door session with Governor Jim Gilmore today, the civil rights group's leaders refused to comment.
Gilmore's Secretary of Health and Human Resources said Confederate History Month was NOT even mentioned.
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((CLAUDE ALLEN/HEALTH & HUMAN RESOURCES SECRETARY: THEY'RE NOT A SPECTACLE. THEY'RE NOT TO BE PUT ON DISPLAY. THERE'S NOT A DISPUTE HERE. THERE'S AN ONGOING DISCUSSION AND DIALOGUE. AND I THINK THAT THAT WAS REFLECTED IN THE MEETING, AND REFLECTED BY THE NAACP'S WILLINGNESS TO MEET WITH THE GOVERNOR BUT ALSO NOT TO DISCUSS IT IN THE PRESS.))
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The apparent pact of silence between the administration and the N-double-C-P is a far cry the summer.
Then, director Salim (suh-LEEM) Khalfani's threatened civil action if Gilmore declared next April Confederate History Month.
Gilmore has NOT announced his plans on that yet.
On other issues, according to Secretary Allen, the administration agreed to help educate black voters about the registration and voting process.
But the Governor reiterated his opposition to a moratorium on the death penalty that the N-double-A-C-P was seeking.

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Artwork in two of Lynchburg's court buildings is drawing fire from some minority residents who find it racist.
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In question is this mural in the juvenile court building that shows a white farmer and a black man, presumed to be his slave, driving an oxen team to market.
Citizens are also upset over these depictions of Lynchburg's early history in the lobby of the city's circuit court.
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((JOE SEIFFERT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: AND WHEN I SAW THE FIGURES OF THE BLACK PEOPLE WHO WERE PLANTING TOBACCO, I SAID 'THAT STEPS OVER THE LINE, THAT'S DISPARAGING', IN MY OPINION. AND I WOULDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM IN TAKING DOWN THE METALWORK THAT SHOWS THOSE BLACKS BECAUSE THEY'RE CARICATURES AND THEY'RE MADE TO LOOK LIKE MONKEYS.))
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Experts say it will cost about 50- thousand dollars to remove the painting from the juvenile court building.
Council will discuss the issue further next month.
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A Virginia Tech football player is turning in a stellar performance on the field and in the classroom ... and, according to some recent statistics, against the odds.
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Senior wide receiver Andre Davis has helped take the Hokies to victory... all while making the Dean's List and running track.
He's on schedule to graduate this spring.
But a report on graduation rates from the N-C-Double-A suggests Davis is one of an elite minority.
In the last four years, half of all Division One scholarship football players graduated within six years.
At Virginia Tech, it was 45 percent.
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((ANDRE DAVIS/TECH WIDE RECEIVER: FOOTBALL IS GREAT, BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO BE THERE FOR YOU FOREVER. AND I REALLY THINK THAT YOU SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON GETTING YOUR DEGREE, BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN FOOTBALL MIGHT BE DONE.))
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Coach Frank Beamer says his players' graduation rates were low last year because many transferred to other schools or are still working toward a degree.
The school has doubled its academic support staff to work with athletes... and aims to have THEIR graduation rates match Tech's average of 73 percent.
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Coming up highlights from the Express and we'll hear from both the Cavaliers and Hokies as both teams prepare for their meeting on Saturday.
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First our Extra point.
Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams is home.
The 82-year-old baseball great was released from a Gainesville, Florida hospital yesterday, two weeks after having a pacemaker implanted.
He told the Boston Globe he's feeling very good.
Williams was admitted October 30th after having difficulty breathing. A week later, doctors performed two minor procedures to regulate his heartbeat.
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It's cold so we're going to start out in the freezer.
The Roanoke Express was looking to get above 500 last night when the four-11-and-two Wheeling Nailers came to town.
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We pick up the action at the start of the third period, Roanoke up five-two as they take the ice.
The Express' Adam Dewan takes the pass on the inside his shot gets by the Wheeling netminder and Roanoke goes up by four.
On other the end, Daniel Berthiaume gets acrobatic to stop the Nailers' attempt at the score.
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The Express was hot on offense Kevin McDonald puts in the Ben Schust assist and Roanoke wins eight to two at the Round House.
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A few roster notes...Roanoke traded defenseman Jeff Bergoine (ber-goin) to Pee Dee for defenseman Duncan Dalmao (del-mayo) today.
Dalmao is 6 foot 2 and 210 pounds, part of an effort to increase overall team size.

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In the NHL, the Toronto Maple Leafs are keeping pace with first place Ottawa in the Northeast Division.
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In the second period, Toronto up two-nothing, the Rangers on the power play. Mark Messier goes inside to Valeri Kamensky and New York is on the board.
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But the Maple Leafs get an insurance goal with the two on one break and beat the Rangers three to one.
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A Washington comeback fell short last night as Portland beat the Wizards 104-94.
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Arvydas Sabonis had an easy time inside the MCI Center. The hook shot in the paint is all net.
Washington stops a Trailblazer attempt at the hoop. The Wizards on the move, Rod Strickland finishes with the lay-in.
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Greg Anthony threw in 17 in the Portland effort as the Trailblazers hold off the Wizards 104-to-94.
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Football fans across the state are joining in the hype before the Tech-UVA game.
But several Hokies are still on the mend.
Mike Stevens updates us on the health of three key Virginia Tech players.
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The Hokies enter Saturday's game ranked sixth in the nation and are in line for a BCS berth.
The 6 and 4 Cavaliers have struggled a good portion of this season.
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The Hokies played for the national championship last year and the Wahoos were asked this week if they thought that Tech's success has hurt Virginia in national attention and recruiting.
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Most major league baseball teams are not making money.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on antitrust, business rights and competition.
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Selig says 18 to 20 of the 30 Major League baseball teams lost money this season.
He says the time has come for ``sweeping change'' in the way baseball operates.
Officials from the players' union opted not to attend the hearing, but in the past their stance has been, no change is
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The current labor contract between the two sides ends next year on October 31st. needed.