[Recount]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[WRITER=kmc]
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Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The waiting continues.
Florida's Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday on whether to allow manual re- counts to be added to the final Presidential election totals.
While the nation awaits the court's decision, the hand re-counts are continuing in three Florida counties.
So, far George W- Bush still holds the lead over Vice President Al Gore.
There's no indication how long it will be before the court hands down its decision.
But a new C-N-N USA- Today poll indicates many Americans are willing to wait a while.
More than half the nation says it's willing to wait as long as Inauguration Day, January 20th, for the race to be decided.
Terisa Estacio has an update now from Tallahassee.
[LIVE=Terisa Estacio/FULL]
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(( Locator: Tallahassee, FL The weight of the 43rd Presidency sits squarely on the scales of justice in Florida. The state's Supreme Court must decide whether hand counts underway in several contested counties can be included in the state's final vote tally. Each side was given one hour to make their case.
Up first: Gore's legal team. They argued that disregarding the manual counts would deprive voters of their fundamental right to choose a president.

SOT: David Boies/Gore Attorney

" TO ASSURE THAT THE ELECTION RESULTS REALLY REFLECTS WHO GOT THE MAJORITY OR THE PLURALITY OF THE VOTES.... 'WE DO BELIEVE THAT THOSE RECOUNTS WOULD BE PRACTICAL.'
The Republicans countered that under the law, Secretary of State Katherine Harris had the right to certify the vote seven days after the election.

SOT/BARRY RICHARD, BUSH ATTORNEY

'I SUGGEST TO THE COURT THAT THE APPELLANTS HAVE GIVEN THIS COURT NO BASIS IN THIS CASE FOR FINDING THAT THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S DECISION WAS CLEARLY ERRONEOUS. THAT'S THE ISSUE!"
In a related matter, a circuit court in Palm Beach County ruled out a revote after voters complained about the now infamous butterfly ballot.
Amidst all the legal wrangling, the manual counts continue in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach Counties. Al Gore hopes to pick up enough votes to offset George Bush's lead. But so far he's coming up short. ))
[LIVE=Terisa Estacio/FULL]
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[11Monty-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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One man is behind bars and another man is in the hospital following a shooting in the New River Valley. 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.

[11Heating-Prices]


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Below average temperatures could mean some homeowners will see above average heating bills. The cost of natural gas is 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.

[11Missing-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Federal officials examined the scene of a plane crash in Patrick County.
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Yesterday, 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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[11Tech-Graduation]


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A report released on NCAA graduation rates shows Virginia 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.

[Emergency-Landing]


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A flight attendant was killed and more than 20 people were injured during a mishap at the Miami International Airport.
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The attendant was preparing to clear an American Airlines jet after an emergency landing yesterday.
He was killed when he opened a door before the plane de-pressurized on the runway.
Authorities say the 34- year- old man was "basically sucked out" onto the tarmac.
Meanwhile, 20 passengers were treated for minor injuries.
The plane with 129 people on board was flying from Miami to Haiti, when a cockpit warning light indicated an engine fire.
The pilot then made the emergency return to Miami.
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[11Seat-Belts]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Roanoke Police issued 16 tickets in just one hour 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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[VO-NAT]
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Operation A-B-C -- America Buckles UP Children started yesterday. 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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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke Police will be helping more parents with car seat installation on tomorrow morning outside of Toys-R-Us at Valley View Mall.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
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In medical news, Tamiflu is approved by the F-D-A.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((Information: ON CAM IF YOU ARE STILL ON THE WAITING LIST FOR THIS YEARS FLU SHOT- SOME GOOD NEWS FROM THE FDA.

VT=VO

THEY HAVE JUST APPROVED THE DRUG TAMIFLU FOR THE PREVENTION OF INFLUENZA. NOW WHAT THIS MEANS IS IF YOU ARE EXPOSED TO THE FLU- AND YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN YOUR FLU SHOT- YOU CAN TAKE TAMIFLU ONCE A DAY FOR A WEEK... AND IT'LL BE 92% EFFECTIVE AT KEEPING YOU HEALTHY. AND IF THERE'S A BIG OUTBREAK OF FLU IN YOUR COMMUNITY- YOU CAN TAKE THE DRUG EVEN LONGER TO PROTECT YOURSELF- EVERY DAY FOR UP TO SIX WEEKS.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- PREDICTING WHEN YOU ARE MOST FERTILE. ITS A NOT AS EASY AS YOU THINK... AND THAT'S EVEN IF YOUR MENSTRUAL PERIODS ARE LIKE CLOCKWORK THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL SAYS WOMEN ARE SUPPOSED TO BE MOST FERTILE FOR ABOUT A SIX DAY PERIOD RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR CYCLE. BUT RESEARCHERS FIND THIS PERIOD OF SUPER FERTILITY ONLY HAPPENS LIKE CLOCKWORK IN ONE OUT OF THREE WOMEN.- MEANING IF YOU'RE PLANNING TO GET PREGNANT, THE ONLY THING TO EXPECT IS THE UNEXPECTED.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY. WHEN PLANNING A FAMILY- HOW FAR APART SHOULD YOU SPACE OUT YOUR KIDS? A STUDY ALSO IN THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL SAYS WOMEN WHO GET PREGNANT WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF HAVING A BABY ARE AT A HIGH RISK OF COMPLICATIONS- BOTH FOR MOM AND BABY... AND THE SAME HOLDS TRUE WHEN A COUPLE WAITS MORE THAN 5 YEARS TO HAVE ANOTHER CHILD
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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[2-HEADLINES]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


It's still a waiting game in Florida--
Florida's Supreme Court is expected to hand down its decision on hand re- counts in the Presidential race.
But there's no indication of how LONG that will take.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Teachers and retirees are concerned about the possibility of changes in Roanoke county's early retirement program.

But yesterday, the school board chairman said he hopes the changes won't be as drastic as some rumors have suggested.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a Charlotte, North Carolina jury has heard opening arguments in the murder trial of former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth.
Carruth is charged with first- degree murder, for allegedly hiring someone to shoot his pregnant girlfriend.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, November 21st .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-Recount]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Two weeks after Election Day, and still no President- Elect.
The national spotlight is on Florida, after the state supreme court heard arguments yesterday on whether to allow hand- recounts into the final election totals.
There's no indication how long it will be before the court hands down its decision.
But a new C-N-N USA- Today poll indicates many Americans are willing to wait a while.
More than half the nation says it's willing to wait as long as Inauguration Day, January 20th, for the race to be decided.
For more on legal battle brewing in Florida, here's Terisa Estacio with the latest.
[LIVE=Terisa Estacio/FULL]
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[SUPER=701-David Boies/Gore Attorney;]
[SUPER=701-Barry Richard/Bush Attorney;]
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(( Locator: Tallahassee, FL The weight of the 43rd Presidency sits squarely on the scales of justice in Florida. The state's Supreme Court must decide whether hand counts underway in several contested counties can be included in the state's final vote tally. Each side was given one hour to make their case.
Up first: Gore's legal team. They argued that disregarding the manual counts would deprive voters of their fundamental right to choose a president.

SOT: David Boies/Gore Attorney

" TO ASSURE THAT THE ELECTION RESULTS REALLY REFLECTS WHO GOT THE MAJORITY OR THE PLURALITY OF THE VOTES.... 'WE DO BELIEVE THAT THOSE RECOUNTS WOULD BE PRACTICAL.'
The Republicans countered that under the law, Secretary of State Katherine Harris had the right to certify the vote seven days after the election.

SOT/BARRY RICHARD, BUSH ATTORNEY

'I SUGGEST TO THE COURT THAT THE APPELLANTS HAVE GIVEN THIS COURT NO BASIS IN THIS CASE FOR FINDING THAT THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S DECISION WAS CLEARLY ERRONEOUS. THAT'S THE ISSUE!"
In a related matter, a circuit court in Palm Beach County ruled out a revote after voters complained about the now infamous butterfly ballot.
Amidst all the legal wrangling, the manual counts continue in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach Counties. Al Gore hopes to pick up enough votes to offset George Bush's lead. But so far he's coming up short. ))
[LIVE=Terisa Estacio/FULL]
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[11School-Retirees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
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[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


The prospect of changes in Roanoke County's early retirement incentive program has raised concern among teachers and retirees.
But yesterday, the school board chairman said he's hopeful the changes won't be as drastic as some rumors have suggested.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]


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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Roanoke City Council wants a public hearing on the proposed Virginia Gas Pipeline project.
Yesterday, council urged the company to give more consideration to the 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 yesterday 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.[Carruth]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The murder trial of a former N-F-L player is underway in Charlotte.
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[VO-NAT]
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Juror heard opening arguments yesterday in the trial of former Carolina Panther wide receiver Rae Carruth.
He's charged with first-degree murder, for allegedly hiring someone to shoot his pregnant girlfriend Cherica Adams a year ago.
Adams called 9-1-1 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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[VO-NAT]


Authorities found him hundreds of miles away in the trunk of a car.
Prosecutors will try to convince jurors Carruth ordered the hit to keep from having to pay child support.
The defense, meanwhile, is expected to blame the shooting on a failed drug deal.
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[11Fatal-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
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[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

A woman was killed in an accident in Buchanan.
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[VO-NAT]
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58-year old Barbara Newbill of Hardy died yesterday 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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[Local-Recap]
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[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A shooting in the New River Valley has one man in the hospital and another behind bars.
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.
Kanode was arrested and charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Roanoke City Council wants a public hearing on the proposed Virginia Gas Pipeline project.
Yesterday, council urged the company to give more consideration to the possibility of co-locating the line on existing easements.
Virginia Gas plans to build the new gas pipeline through the New River Valley into Roanoke and Franklin Counties.




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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Operation A-B-C -- America Buckles UP Children started yesterday.
Roanoke Police helped several drivers who wanted to learn how to secure their kids properly.
Police will be helping more parents with car seat installation tomorrow morning outside of Toys-R-Us at Valley View Mall.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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