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Coming up today at 5, Virginia Tech football fans have reason to smile as they get to keep their head coach. We'll have a live report.
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and a local factory is closing down leaving more than 200 people without jobs. [Weather-Head]
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Also today, some brides may have to find new gowns after a bridal store catches fire,
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and on Health Check, we'll see a unique procedure that is helping patients get rid of the pain in their back.
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Virginia Tech football fans are celebrating today as head coach Frank Beamer says he's staying.
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It looked for a while this weekend, that Virginia Tech's loss would be the University of North Carolina's gain as the Tar Heels tried hard to bring head coach Frank Beamer to U-N-C.
But after a tense weekend, Beamer ended the speculation today when he announced he would stay with the University that he had taken to the brink of the national championship last year.
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Mike Stevens is in Blacksburg tonight with what has to be good news for both Hokies fans and the Beamers.
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George W. Bush may have been certified the winner of Florida's Electoral votes, but Al Gore isn't giving up.
His lawyers went to court this afternoon to contest the election.
Bush is the certified winner by 537 votes-
But nearly three weeks after election day and with three counts favoring Bush- Gore continues to claim there are more votes out there for him.
We have two reports tonight- beginning with Gretchen Carlson in Washington.
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((Al Gore and Joe Lieberman have no intention of giving up their fight to get to the White House. At Gores house in Washington today, both took part in a conference call with top Democrats who are monitoring the situation in Florida, and the TV camera was right there. Al Gore/D-Presidential Candidate Joe and I believe very strongly that every vote has to count. House Democratic leader Dick Gephardt and Senator Minority leader Tom Daschle told Gore, again playing to the cameras, that there is overwhelming support from the Democratic party to contest the Florida election results. Rep. Dick Gephardt/D-Minority Leader Our members feel very strongly we need to have a fair and accurate count. Sen. Tom Daschle/D-Minority Leader In order to win you have to have the votes and we feel you have the votes. Even the President, at a Cabinet meeting to discuss the transition for the new administration ... says it's too soon to declare a winner. President Clinton In all of this it's easy to lose sight of what is important, the integrity of the voter. The Democrats call for patience comes less than 24 hours after Governor George W. Bush was declared the winner in Florida ... and it was bolstered by more court action in Florida this morning. Will this be the only filings will there be others today? In Leon County, Gore's lawyers filed papers to officially contest Florida election results in 3 counties. As the court hearing got underway this afternoon, both candidates were once again out pressing the flesh Bush shaking hands in Texas Gore greeting supporters in D.C. Gretchen Carlson Reporting: And tonight Al Gore will step to the podium to address the nation during prime time. Hell rally for public support to keep on with his fight. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, Washington.))

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Despite legal challenges from Gore, Bush is forging ahead with plans for a transition team and cabinet.
Lee Cowan is with the Governor in Austin, Texas.
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(( Facing resistance from the White House -- and legal challenges mounting by the hour -- George W. Bush and running mate Dick Cheney seem undaunted in their quest to hammer out an administration.

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The camp is SO confident is has the authority to push forward -- Bush's Chief of Staff didn't seem to care the federal government is so far refusing both money and facilities to help.

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"We'll get our own office space.."

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The General Services Administration -- headed by a Clinton appointee -- holds the keys and the bank account to this Washington office space -- set aside by law for the purpose of a transition.
The President says HE has created a transition council -- but has to hold off awarding federal funds and space until all the legal challenges are settled.

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"I think the GSA cannot offer to both of them -- what the law requires."

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But it's not stopping speculation over Bush's possible cabinet choices. Colin Powell for Secretary of State -- Condoleesa Rice as National Security Advisor -- even Montana Governor Marc Rocicot as a possible contender for US Attorney General.

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But what's at stake is more than filling cabinet positions -- It's writing a budget, preparing a State of the Union speech -- and doing background checks on some 6-thousand office personnel -- not to mention focusing on just how ANY administration can begin to bring the country together after such a divisve election. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Austin."))
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If you have a small child, you may want to have a pencil handy. A national company is recalling its high chairs. We'll have the details,
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and a fire at a Roanoke bridal shop could have an impact on some wedding plans.
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Bassett Furniture says it will close part of its plant in Henry County and cut 280 jobs.
The company plans to shut down its assembling and finishing operations at the end of January.
Other operations in Bassett will remain open.
Some 40 positions will be transferred to the company's factory in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
The restructuring will cost the company an estimated 10 to 12 million dollars.

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An electrical problem may be have caused a fire that caused major damage to two Roanoke county stores.
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Firefighters say Patina bridal shop and a neighboring store, Everything Shabby dot com, caught fire around midnight. Investigators centered their investigation around Everything Shabby -- where they think the fire began.
Authorities estimate damages are between 800 and 900 thousand dollars.
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Owners are asking brides to be who may have gowns at the store- to leave contact information at the neighboring Visions Tanning Salon.
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The high chair your child is using may be dangerous.
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Cosco is recalling one million high chairs after nearly 60 reports of children being injured.
The high chair is the Options five- The high charis have collapsed or the restraints gave way.
The chair can be used five ways, as a high chair, for infant feeding, as a youth chair, play chair or booster seat.
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The recalled chairs are model number 03-286-
That number is on the bottom of the chair.
If you have a chair contact Cosco at 1-800- 221-6736- or check out their website at Cosco- INC, dot com.

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It's the time of year that thrifty art lovers live for. Jacey Birch will tell us how to get real art, real cheap.
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If collecting art may seem a bit too pricey... there's an annual art sale you won't want to miss.
The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge hosts the seventh Real Art, Real Cheap art show.
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Jacey Birch is in downtown Roanoke where the artists are gathering their works and slashing their prices.
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Still to come on the newscast, Mike Stevens will rejoin us with more on today's big developments in Blacksburg,
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and then a little later, we'll see why a young magician will be cooling his heels on a New York street corner.
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Around 85 percent of Americans will suffer from back pain sometime in their lives.
But it will only become a chronic problem for about five percent.
And for some of those sufferers, there is now a non-surgical procedure available to alleviate the discomfort.
Joy Sutton has details.
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David McGuire is doing well these days -- but he says that wasn't always the case.
Just months ago, he suffered from back pain so severe he could barely work or play with his young daughter.
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McGuire first thought he would need surgery, but he says he didn't like the sound of having his disc removed and his vertebrae fused together.
So he opted for a new option, called IDET, Intradiscal electrothermal therapy.
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The probe is heated to about 194 degrees Fahrenheit.
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((DAVID McGuire: IT WAS REALLY EASY, IT TOOK 20 TO 25 MINUTES. I DIDN'T FEEL NOTHING I WAS GROGGY. I WENT HOME WAS SORE FOR ABOUT A WEEK AND THEN A MIRACLE SEEMED LIKE HAPPENED NO MORE PAIN)) [RUNS16]
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The procedure has between a 75 to 85 percent success rate in the U-S.
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As far as McGuire, he's just happy that his back pain will not stop him from enjoying life.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke County.))

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As we told you earlier in the newscast. Frank Beamer has decided to stay at Virginia Tech and not take a job at the University of North Carolina.
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Let's once again join Mike Stevens in Blacksburg for the Two Minute Ticker.
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Illusionist David Blaine is chilling out in the Big Apple.
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He is encased in a six ton block of ice.
Blaine insists the stunt is a feat of endurance and not a trick or illusion.
The 26 year old magician intends to remain standing within the block of ice for 58 hours.
He says he trained for the feat by standing for hours in ice water up to his waist.
The ice tomb is on display in Times Square.
Blaine will have a medical team monitoring his life signs for any indicatin of hypothermia, frostbite or the formation of bloodclots while he's in the ice.
He is scheduled to leave the ice tomb at 10 pm on Wednesday.
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