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Today on News 7 at 5, an airport shutdown in Charlotte affects travel to Roanoke.
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Plus digging out. Even Buffalo has trouble this time.
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And we'll take you live to Snowshoe, where it's cold, it's snowy, and ski season is good to go. [Weather-Head]
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No big changes. Cold with winds and early snowshowers. Details ahead.

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On Healthcheck, new regulations may speed up your health insurance claims.
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And meet people who already cope with diabetes ... and learn why it's good idea to know the warning signs.
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So the nation waits- still not knowing who the next President will be.
Good Evening.
The Florida Supreme Court is behind closed doors- weighing in on the decision-
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Drew Levinson is one of many in the media camped out- outside the court waiting for a decision- He joins uf live with the latest.
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((Who would have thunk it? Exactly two weeks after Americans voted for a new president theyre still re-counting votes in Florida going through them one by one, looking for chads and dimples. HEAR YE, HEAR YE, HEAR YE. All the while the states highest court considers whether they should count the re-counts at all.
CRAIG WATERS/SUPREME COURT ADMINISTRATOR: WE ARE STILL IN THE SAME STAGE THAT WE WERE IN YESTERDAY. At the center of all this is Secretary of state K.atherine Harris...who wants to call the election without the manual re-count. Harris got a standing ovation today ...as legislators were sworn in. And while America waits to see if George W. Bush or Al Gore moves into the Whitehouse, the Democrats and Republicans continue to squabble over the whole process. In Miami-Dade Republicans called the practice rigged, but a judge today rejected their request to search garbage cans for chads. And republicans pressed their case to recount 15-hundred absentee ballots from overseas military personnel. They were rejected for no postmark. REP. STEVE BUYER/R- INDIANA: IT APPEARS THAT A CAMPAIGN SOUGHT TO TARGET THE MILITARY OVERSEAS VOTER...AND THAT IS WRONG
Aware of a public relations backlash.. several democrats reversed themselves and said...post-mark or not they should count.))
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The debate continues in Lynchburg- It's over a 1930's mural in a city court building and whether it should be removed because it's offensive to minorities.
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The painting "Going Down to Lynchburg" was created in 1934, for what was then a federal post office.
The building now houses Lynchburg's Juvenile and Domestic Relations courts.
Residents have complained that the depiction of a tobacco farmer and his slave is racist and should be taken down.
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Experts say it will cost about 50- thousand dollars to remove the painting.
City council today took no action, but will discuss the issue further next month.
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Last year, 109 people between the ages of 16 and 20 were killed on Virginia's highways.
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With almost six weeks left this year, 142 teens in that same age range have died -- mostly in crashes where teens were driving.
Eleven of those deaths occurred in November alone.
Virginia State Police say the greatest toll has been among 18 year olds.
But it's worth looking at a relatively new state law that allows kids to get learner's permits as young as age 15.

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Police say the major problem is inexperience in correcting the car when the driver loses control.
Through September, only one out of six teen fatalities was alcohol-related.
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Three Roanoke flights are cancelled today after a security scare at Charlotte's airport.
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It turns out it was a child with a toy gun in his bag in Charlotte- but guards thought it was a real-
Before they could call police- the child disappeared-
That's when authorities locked down all four of the airport's conscourses and forced passengers on departing planes to get off and go through metal detectors.
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After more than two hours, officers found the bag- The lockdown delayed about 50 flights on the ground.
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We're not done with weather yet. Still ahead, plenty of snow for area ski resorts. Joe Dashiell is live from Snowshoe.
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But too much snow, even for Buffalo. A major storm shuts it down.
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Skiiers are probably getting their ski gear out in Western New York State-
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More than two feet of snow fell in Buffalo- that's a big one even by Buffalo standards.
The storm stranded thousands last night in offices and schools-
Emergency crews spent the night rescuing people stranded in their cars.
By today people started making their way out- although non essential travel is banned in the city.
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So you think holiday decorating is a lot of work at home? Jacey Birch shows us what's it's like to decorate an entire downtown.
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Many parts of western Virginia and southern West Virginia saw LIGHT snow and flurries today.
But it's a different story in Pochahanotas County West Virginia,
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and that's where Joe Dashiell is tonight.
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Lots of ski areas like Snowshow have their own "snowcams", but we went looking for a web site that had cameras from many resorts-
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We found several, and selected this one as our "Web Site of the Day."
The "On the Snow" page has snowcams from ski areas in the U.S., Canada, and Austria, along with easy access to skiing conditions.
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[Take WebDay FS]
To check in out, just schuss on down to our own home page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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Christmas is just a little over a month away and that means it's time to decorate!
While you're putting up lights and garland at your house... many cities are getting dressed up too!
Jacey Birch is in downtown Roanoke where the Greening of the Market is taking place.

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It's a disease that many people don't even know they have. Just ahead on Healthcheck, warning signs for diabetes.

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And balancing schoolwork with big-time sports. We'll see how Andre Davis gets it done.
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The President and C-E-O of Carilion Health System is retiring. Tom Robertson will step down January 15th. Robertson has been with the system for 32- years. He'll be replaced by Edward G- Murphy. Robertson will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Carilion Biomedical Institute.

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Nearly 16 million Americans suffer from diabetes.
But about one third of them don't even know they have it.
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As Health check reporter Joy Sutton tells the number of people with the disease is growing.
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Jean,
According the Centers for Disease the number of people with diabetes has tripled in the last 30 years.
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And it's expected to double again by the year 2025.
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Insulin shots have become part of the daily routine for five year old Andrea Christian who suffers from Type 1 diabetes.
She was diagnosed a year ago.
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Her mother Tracy says she realized something was wrong when her daughter developed a yeast infection, became thirsty all the time, always had to go the bathroom, and had a change in behavior.
All warning signs of diabetes.
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Because Andrea's body does not produce insulin -- for the rest of her life she will have to monitor her sugar level, watch what she eats, and take insulin shots.
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Clay Cavinder also has diabetes. But he has Type 2.
He just found out two months -- and he was shocked to learn that his blood sugar level was four times the warning level..
Just like Andrea, Clay must test his sugar level several times a day -- because his body improperly uses insulin.

But instead of taking shots he only has to take medication.
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Nurse Judy Plemmons at the Lewis Gale Medical Center says diabetes can be controlled -- but catching it early makes all the difference.
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Some the risk factors for diabetes include family history, aging, inactivity,and weight gain.
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Jean,

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Speedier decisions should be on the way for many health claims ... thanks to some new federal rules. But they don't take effect until January of 2002.t
The Labor Department regulations require health plans to notify patients about their claims within 45 days .. and render decisions on appeals of denied claims within 60 days.
Health plans would have to act even more quickly on claims for urgent care.



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Tonight's Two Minute Ticker takes us to a blustery Blacksburg where the UVA-Virginia Tech hype continues.
Here's Mike Stevens in Blacksburg.
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Sometimes it's hard to be a Hokie...
Especially when you're a star football player in the midst of a winning season, carrying a full class load.
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Senior wide receiver Andre Davis has helped take the Hokies to victory... all while making the Dean's List.
He's on schedule to graduate in four years this spring.
But recent graduation rates released by the N-C-Double-A suggest Davis is one of an elite minority.
In the last four years, only half of Division One football players graduated within six years.
At Virginia Tech, it was 45 percent.
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((ANDRE DAVIS/TECH WIDE RECEIVER: I REALLY FEEL LIKE I'M HERE TO GET AN EDUCATION AND DO WELL IN THAT REALM. SO, I PUT THE PRESSURE ON MYSELF IN BOTH AREAS TO DO AS WELL AS I CAN.))
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On News-7 at 6, we'll talk with Davis about how he juggles them both and we'll talk to Coach Frank Beamer about his players' graduation rates.
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