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Fire claims the life of a SIX year old in Roanoke. Her grandmother's in very serious condition.
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And the peace-pipe is missing at the Indian's annual presentation of beaver pelts to the Governor.

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Tonight on the Big 7, why are UVa players emailing Michael Vick. We'll hear from the Cav who is doing it, plus Chris Weinke get a national honor.
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And Frank Beamer offers up his thoughts on his counterpart this weekend - George Welsh.
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Flirting with a record of unseasonable proportions. Temperatures drop even further tonight.

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Investigators identify the girl killed in an early morning fire and have a warning about using kerosene space heaters.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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A Roanoke woman lost her home and six-year-old granddaughter to fire this morning.
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Tina Tenret is on Tillett Road in Southwest Roanoke.
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Angela Wade was taking care of little Yatoya Harper full-time and had been renting this home from a North Carolina man for about eight months neighbors say. The 44-year-old woman apparently woke up this morning and couldn't breathe, shouted for her granddaughter and made it out of the house alone.
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The neighbor says the flames knocked out his windows and started two small fires in his house. He's the one who called 9-1-1, around 4 this morning. Hours later, the little girl's father stopped by and discovered Yatoya had died. He had just celebrated her sixth birthday last Thursday. Investigators think the fire may have started with kerosene space heaters.
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((JERRY PERCELL/ROANOKE FIRE DEP'T: THERE ARE NON-VENTILATED HEATERS. YOU CAN GET ACCUMULATIONS OF CARBON MONOXIDE AS WELL AS A SMELL IN YOUR HOUSE. SO I'D RECOMMEND IF YOU USE A KEROSENE HEATER TURN IT OFF BEFORE YOU GO TO BED. IF YOU'RE GOING TO USE THEM FOR A WHILE, IT'S ALWAYS BEST TO CRACK A WINDOW.)) [RUNS:17]
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Yatoya was an only child who attended Grandin Court Elementary School. This is the second person who's died in a fire this week.
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Firefighters say this time of year when it gets cold they always have a rash of fires.

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Another morning fire took the lives of two children.
Firefighters were called out around 6 to a home just outside Princeton, West Virginia.
The parents and five siblings escaped, but the two young victims, a six- year- old boy and a two-year-old girl, did not.
No word yet on their names ... or the cause.

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Firefighters are still mopping up at the scene of a blaze that heavily damaged a home in downtown Lynchburg this afternoon.
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Fire broke out at this home at 725 Hancock Street just before four.
Crews arrived to find flames coming from the second floor of the building...they first tried to attack the fire from the inside but had to back out.
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((BATTALION CHIEF J.P. KILGORE/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: THE HEAT CONDITIONS ON THE SECOND FLOOR WERE SO INTENSE THAT I HAD THE GUYS COME OUT FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES AND WE BROUGHT THE FIRE UNDER CONTROL WITH AN EXTERNAL ATTACK. MADE ENTRY AGAIN AND KINDA PUT THE HOT SPOTS OUT.))
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Authorities aren't sure how many people lived in the duplex, but say no one was home when the fire broke out.
It took crews about twenty minutes to bring it under control.
The cause is under investigation.
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Virginia's new Senator- elect takes on the President Saturday.
George Allen has been asked to give the Republican response to President Clinton's radio address.
Allen heads to Washington December 5th for his Senate orientation.

[Indians]


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Virginia Indians have done it for 354 years.
But the Governor this year is Jim Gilmore, and he's a holdout on something the tribes badly want.
Ellen Qualls has the story of the annual tax tribute.
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(( The Mattaponi and Pamunkey started honoring Virginia's governor with game, fish, and beaver pelts in 1646.
It became an official tax, by treaty in 1677.
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((VERY SYMBOLIC THAT WE'RE HERE ALSO.)) [runs:03]
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The symbolism was clear in 2000: the peace pipe usually presented as a gift was noticeably absent.
That's because Virginia's eight tribes are seeking an act of Congress to get federal recognition -- which they could have gotten administratively without a racist policy at the State Office of Vital Statistics erasing their heritage for decades.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I SEE IT AS DIVIDED INTO TWO PIECES.. GAMBLING...SIMPLY UNDECIDED AND DON'T HAVE SUFFICIENT INFORMATION.)) [runs:22 ]

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((REEVA TILLEY/VIRGINIA COUNCIL ON INDIANS: CERTAINLY WE HAVE TRIED TO REACH HIS OFFICE...TRY TO SET UP A MEETING.)) [runs:21]

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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: AS GOVERNOR OF THIS STATE, I WANT TO ASSURE EVERYONE HERE THAT ... INDIAN TRIBES OF THIS STATE.))
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((KENNETH BRANHAM/MONACAN CHIEF: LISTEN TO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING TO THE PUBLIC AND DO SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS....NOT DOING ANYTHING TO HELP US AT ALL.)) [RUNS:13 ]
The bill is dead this year on Capitol Hill.
Just like taxes, it will come again next year.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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Still ahead on News 7, we'll hear from the new man who'll soon take charge at Carilion.
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[Air-Travel]


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Air fares are up an average of 13 percent this year mainly because of high gas prices, but that's not stopping the seven million people travelling by plane this Thanksgiving.
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Jennifer Miele is at Roanoke Regional Airport with the latest on air travel for turkey day.
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The legal fight over Virginia's law against sodomy isn't over yet.
The attorney for the losing side says he plans to ask for a hearing before the full Court of Appeals.
A three-judge panel yesterday upheld the convictions of nine men arrested for soliciting sex from undercover police officers in a Roanoke park.
Their attorney argued that consensual oral sex is common among adults, and the law against it should be struck down.
But the court said the city had the right to crack down on cruising by gay men in a public park.

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Not much to be thankful for in today's stock market trading. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW lost 95 points, NASDAQ dropped 116.
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Carilion Health System is losing its top man.
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After 32 years with system, President and C-E-O Tom Robertson is retiring effective January 15th.
Robertson says he's proud of the progress that Carilion has made over the years.
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((I'M PROUD OF THE SYSTEM GROWTH THROUGHOUT THE REGION AND BEYOND ROANOKE AND HOW WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BRING THE REGION TOGETHER AT LEAST IN HEALTH CARE))
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During Robertson's tenure as C-E-O, Carilion's gross revenue has grown to more than 1 billion dollars per year -- and the company now employs more than 9-thousand people.
Carilion serves more than a million patients in Central and Western Virginia.
The new C-E-O, Doctor Edward Murphy says he's eager to keep moving forward.
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((I THINK CARILION HAS A GREAT FUTURE. IT'S GREAT ORGANIZATION. IT'S WELL POISED TO MAKE SOME INNOVATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WAY MEDICINE IS CHANGING ON A NATIONAL BASIS))
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Robertson will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Carilion's Biomedical Institute.

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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Chris Weinke gets a quarterback honor, Frank Beamer offers his opinion on the George Welsh situation.
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And at least one UVa player has so much respect and admiration for Michael Vick - he has even emailed him a get well card. That story is next in sports.
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Frank Beamer's name is again being mentioned with a college coaching vacancy. This time it's just down the road in Chapel Hill.
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Does Beamer want to leave his alma mater to replace his friend Carl Torbush, who was fired on Monday? Certainly not.
But would he leave if he and his assistants were not rewarded with a raise for doing what most consider their best coaching job to date this season? He just might.
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And if he goes - look for Beamer to back up a luxury coach to Merryman center and take his whole staff with him. Remember Jim Cavanaugh was an assistant at UNC when he first began recruiting Michael Vick. And Billy Hite was a star tailback at Carolina in the 70's. It all sounds farfetched, but Carolina is poised to take its best shot.
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Speaking of Hite, he has been rumored as a strong candidate for the Maryland coaching job. But today another Tech assistant was granted an interview with the Terps - Ga. Tech offensive coordinator Ralph Freidg

en - who also is a good friend of Beamer's[S-Welsh]


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Many folks think the Tech-UVa game this Saturday will be the last in this rivalry for Virginia boss George Welsh.
I disagree. No matter how much heat Welsh takes from the so-called fans - I don't think he's ready to go just yet. His counterpart this weekend had this to say about the criticism Welsh has had to endure this year.
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The UVa defense has been spending a good bit of time zeroing in on Tech's Lee Suggs and the Hokies receivers. But no one commands more attention than Michael Vick. Steve Mason says even the Wahoos admire his enormous talents.
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((The Cavaliers have experience against similar quarterbacks. Woody Danzler of Clemson for one and Vicks' back home, neighborhood friend in Ronald Curry at North Carolina. ((:)) Whether by ground or by air, the Virginia Cavaliers know Michael Vick can be the m ost lethal player in all of college football. Last year he racked up 262 total yards of offense and one touchdown. This year, the Cavs can tack on Vick's national championship experience. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Saturday, it's business and while Vick is UVa's biggest concern, the Cavaliers are also aware of Big East record setting running back Lee Suggs. ((:))
Scoring alot of points has proved beneficial to UVa in this series. The Wahoos have scored at least 32 points in each

of their last six wins over Tech. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))[S-Weinke]


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Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke, the odds on favorite to win the Heisman trophy next month,
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has been named the recipient of the prestigious Johnny Unitas award. This honor is given annually to the top senior quarterback in the nation. Weinke leads all Division One passers with 4167 yards and 33 touchdowns. Weinke and the Seminoles are currently 2nd in the BCS standings.
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A lot of folks are getting ready to devour many of the traditional Thanksgiving treats like turkey, pumpkin pie and a tube full of football. We definitely have plenty of the latter for you here on WDBJ-7.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 13049] Tomorrow at noon, it's the NFL Today followed by the Patriots and the Lions. That game in itself is a turkey in the eyes of many folks.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 13048] Then on Friday we shift to the college ranks and the Big East for the renewal of the annual backyard brawl and Pittsburgh takes on the West Virginia Mountaineers at 2:30. And of course Friday Football Extra has its state semi-final preview special at 11:35pm.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 13043] Saturday, it's a college football doubleheader with Ga. Tech battling the Georgia Bulldogs at Noon and Miami taking on Boston College at 3:30
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[GO TO PINNACLE 13041] Sunday, we also have an NFL doubleheader for you. The Dolphins and Bills meet at one. While the Colts and Jets tangle at four in an all AFC East Sunday. (----------------)