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Coming up next on the newscast, Al Gore takes his case to the Supreme Court and the court of public opinion,
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and a Roanoke factory says customer demand is so high, it's going to have to layoff employees.
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In medical news, we'll see how some dieters are using the power of prayer to lose weight,
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and a Colombian hair dresser says his cure for baldness is on the tip of the tongue.
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((AL GORE: SEVEN DAYS STARTING TOMORROW FOR A FULL AND ACCURATE COUNT OF ALL THE VOTES.))
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Another proposal from the Vice President - the latest effort to get the votes he needs in Florida.

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It was three weeks ago today that Americans went to the polls- Now Al Gore wants one more week for counting.
He's proposing a seven day timetable for the counting of disputed ballots.
Drew Levinson is live in Florida where he tries to sort it all out.
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((WITH PUBLIC OPINION POLLS TURNING AGAINST HIM... VICE PRESIDENT GORE CAME UP WITH A WAY TO END THE PRESIDENTIAL STANDOFF - QUICKLY.
AL GORE: "THIS MORNING WE HAVE PROPOSED TO THE COURT IN TALLAHASSEE A PLAN TO HAVE ALL THE BALLOTS COUNTED IN SEVEN DAYS, STARTING TOMORROW MORNING AND TO HAVE THE COURT PROCEEDINGS COMPLETED ONE OR TWO DAYS AFTER THAT." GOVERNOR GEORGE W. REJECTED THE PROPOSAL...EVEN BEFORE GORE UNVEILED IT TO THE PUBLIC. INSTEAD, MR. BUSH FOCUSED ON A FORMING A NEW GOVERNMENT. HE'S MOVING KEY ADVISORS TO WASHINGTON AND SEEKING DONATIONS TO FUND THE TRANSITION. KAREN HUGHES/BUSH SPOKESPERSON ...we need to begin that process to govern..
AS THE LEGAL WRANGLING CONTINUED KEY MEMBERS OF FLORIDA'S REPUBLICAN-LED LEGISLATURE MET TODAY. THEY BELIEVE THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO STEP IN AND PICK ELECTORS WHO WOULD DELIVER THE STATES 25 ELECTORAL VOTES TO BUSH. ALSO IN TALLAHASSEE JESSE JACKSON AND OTHER PROMINENT BLACK ELECTED OFFICIALS RALLIED IN FRONT OF THE STATE SUPREME COURT. AT ISSUE IS WHETHER...THOUSANDS OF BLACK VOTERS WERE DISENFRANCHISED BY FAULTY BALLOT MACHINES AND CONFUSING BALLOTS.))





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The latest polls show Americans are split on whether Al Gore should concede the election- or wait for court cases to conclude.
In Virginia the Democrat who's running for Governor- seems to think it's time for Gore to let go.
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Mark Warner says the country needs a resolution by the end of this week.
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((MARK WARNER: WHAT I THINK IS WE SHOULD GO THROUGH THE FRIDAY SUPREME COURT HEARING THAT GOVERNOR BUSH ASKED FOR. AND IF THERE'S NO CHANGE I THINK WE SHOULD BRING THIS TO AN END. Gore should concede? I THINK WE SHOULD BRING THIS TO AN END... IF GOVERNOR BUSH IS STILL AHEAD, I THINK WE SHOULD MOVE FORWARD.))
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Warner was in Roanoke today to address the Virginia Farm Bureau.
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A word of warning for you ... before our next story- It contains video that may be upsetting for some viewers.
The story is from Franklin County- where investigators are performing an autopsy on a dog they found mutilated and skinned.
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The pure-bred deerhound was found dead this morning on a neighbor's property. The owner, Jeffrey Davis, keeps several dogs on a plot of land in Redwood while he lives at Smith Mountain Lake. He says this dog got loose last week and was probably hit by a car. But investigators say she was tortured.
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((TAMMY JAVIER/HUMANE SOCIETY INVESTIGATOR: AS WE ALL KNOW, THERE IS A LINK BETWEEN VIOLENCE TO ANIMALS AND VIOLENCE TO HUMANS AND MOST SERIAL KILLERS START OUT ABUSING ANIMALS. I THINK WE NEED TO BE CONCERNED ANYTIME WE FIND ABUSE OF THIS NATURE.))
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Investigators are warning people in that area to keep their pets inside- if they can not watch them. Tonight on News7 at Six, we'll hear from the man who first found the dog.
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You would think if demand is good for a product it would be good for the company and its employees.
That's not the case at the Spectacle Lens Group in Roanoke. The company- which is a division of Johnson and Johnson is letting 85 workers go- while it finds a new way to produce its product to keep up with the demand.
One hundred sixty six workers will remain at the plant.
The Spectacle Lens Group makes lenses that minimize the blurs and distortions.
The company is in the process of moving to its new building in Roanoke.
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Doctors in the Netherlands will be able to euthanize terminally ill patients. We'll have that story in a moment,


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and we'll see what parents need to keep in mind when buying toys for their children.
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Dr. Jack Kevorkian is serving prison time for it in the United States, but in the Netherlands- euthanasia is being legalized.
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The Dutch Health Minister says legalizing euthanasia and physician assisted suicide protects doctors and patients.
The bill adopts guidelines about the condition of the patient and the patient's awareness of his condition. The doctor cannot be the one to suggest euthanasia.
Advocates say the law protects patients rights, while opponents say it will replace caring with killing.
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It's that time of year again, when shoppers hit the stores in search of the perfect toys.
And while the most popular toys are a winner with the kids -- they might not always be the safest.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has some safety tips.
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Jean, While most toys are safe, they can become dangerous if misused or if they fall into the hands who are too young.
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Every year more than 120-thousand children, 14 and under are treated in hospital emergency rooms for toy related injuries.
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Scooters are top on the list when it comes to hot items.
But Ellen Davis with Roanoke Regional Safe Kids says they can be very dangerous -- so she says parents need to remember to buy the safety gear as well.
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And when it comes to picking a gift for a child under the age of four -- shoppers should be mindful of items a child could easily choke on -- like buttons that might fall off.
Davis recommends buying a doll that has the eyes either painted or sewn own.
And if you're not sure if something is a choking hazard, Davis recommends using the inside of toilet paper roll as a guide.
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Toys with strings or cords can also be dangerous.
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But she says the best advice is to simply follow the age recommendations on the package.
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Another tip to keep in mind this holiday season, holly berries and mistletoe are very poisonous for children.
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Jean,

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Speaking of safety- Store owners in Lynchburg are stepping forward to keep children safe during the holiday shopping season and well beyond.
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The Retail Merchants Association today gave the Lynchburg police with a check for two thousand dollars to buy child safety seats for parents who can't afford them.
The program had nearly exhausted its original grant and was about to start turning away needy families.
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((ROLAND PETERS/RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION: WE ARE PROMOTERS OF "BUY IT IN THE 'BURG" AND WE CERTAINLY WANT THE CHILDREN TO BE SAFE AS OUR PARENTS GO OUT SHOPPING THIS CHRISTMAS IN THE 'BURG. NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN AND THE RETAIL MERCHANTS ARE PROUD TO TAKE PART IN THE NECESSARY PURCHASE OF CAR SEATS.))
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Officials say the donation will buy about 20 new car seats.
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Roanoke County firefighters have a new tool that will help them save lives.
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Today, they demonstrated their new thermal imaging camera at the Roanoke Valley Regional Training Center.
By helping firefighters to see in thick smoke, the device can make a dramatic difference in the time it takes to search a burning building.
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The city of Salem has a thermal imaging camera, and other departments in the area are now evaluating the equipment.
Roanoke County hopes to acquire more of the devices, and fire officials are appealing to civic groups for help with that.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch will show us a holiday greeting card that spreads good cheer in more than one way.
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With December just around the corner, many people are preparing their holiday mailing list.
But before you buy your stamps, you'll want to pick out the perfect cards.
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Jacey Birch is at the Ronald McDonald House in Roanoke with a suggestion.
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Today in Sports, Mike Stevens has some major news out of NASCAR. and on Health check, we'll see a special program that is designed for people who are praying to lose weight.
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If you're dieting you are not alone- Millions of dieters across the country are looking for the perfect way to lose weight.
While there are plenty of diets, not everyONE works for everybody. But as Teri Okita reports, there is one diet gaining the faith of many.
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(woman) 110-pounds. (woman) 120-pounds. (man) I ve lost 150-pounds, so far.
TRACK: THEIR DIET VICTORIES GIVE THEM PAUSE
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TRACK: BEFORE THEY STUFF THEMSELVES WITH FOOD.
Kristen Hendricks, Midland, Texas, 156-pounds. (:05)
TRACK: SO, WHAT IS THIS MAGICAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM? WELL, FOLLOWERS WILL TELL YOU: IT S NOT REALLY A DIET. IT COMES FROM THE GRACE OF GOD WHERE PRAYER, NOT PASTA, IS ON THE MENU.

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TRACK: GWEN SHAMBLIN FOUNDED THE WEIGH DOWN WORKSHOP IN 1986. TO SHED POUNDS, THERE S NO CALORIE COUNTING OR FAT GRAM OBSESSIONS. FOLLOWERS EAT WHATEVER THEY WANT, BUT IN RETURN, THEY PRACTICE PORTION CONTROL. THEY STOP WHEN THEY RE FULL, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THEY PRAY FOR HELP.

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SOT: When the No 3 combo called your name when you were driving down

the street, you said, Yes, No 3 combo. What were you doing? You were listening to its voice, and you were obeying it. Now, simply reverse that. (BUTT TO and you re transferring that over to listening to Him and what He wants. (:13)
TRACK: WHAT HE WANTS, SHAMBLIN SAYS, IS TO LOVE AND OBEY HIM AND NOT SELF-INDULGE.

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STANDUP: For skeptics, feeding yourself spiritually , instead of with food, seems an unlikely method of weight loss. But converts testify that someone more powerful is in control. (:11)

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TRACK: AT THIS WEIGH DOWN WORKSHOP IN CALIFORNIA, THEY'VE LOST A COMBINED 342-POUNDS, AND BINGEING AT ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFETS IS A THING OF THE PAST.

SOT: I m so much less greedy for food now than I ever was.


TRACK: FOR SOME, THE WEIGHT HAS MELTED OFF. FOR OTHERS, THE JOURNEY WILL TAKE LONGER. BUT THEY SAY THEIR WALK WITH GOD HAS GIVEN THEM HOPE AS WELL AS FOOD FOR THOUGHT. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

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Good afternoon folks and welcome to the Tuesday two minute sports ticker that for the first time in some 12 weeks does not come to you from outside of Lane Stadium.
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Instead tonight we begin with the Virginia Cavaliers, who found out this afternoon that they will be bowling in Hawaii. The Cavs were officially invited to the islands today to play either a Big East, Pac 10 or SEC opponent. There game will be on either Christmas Eve night or Christmas Day. George Welsh talked about making it to his 7th straight bowl in a teleconference earlier today.
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[VO NAT CON'T] The irony is that UVa could play Boston College and Welsh's former right hand man Tom O'Brien. The same Tom O'Brien has been rumored to be Welsh's replacement when he retires.
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For the first time in the history of NASCAR racing a member of the France family will not be running the show at the top. Bill France Junior, who has been undergoing cancer treatments fore the past 11 months, announced today that he giving up his role as stock car racing's president.
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France, who is 67 years old, is being replaced by Mike Helton, the man on the right hand side of your screen. Helton has served as NASCAR's senior vice-president and chief operating officer. He is just the third president in NASCAR's 52 year history. Bill France Senior founded the sporting organization in 1949.
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The Roanoke Express will try an extend its' win streak to six tonight at seven o'clock. But the Pee Dee Pride stands in the way. Roanoke is 1 and 1 against the Pride this season. Florio points to his team's turn around from a five game losing streak to six new players and an improved work ethic.
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Coming up at six, Frank Beamer tells us if he could have faced his players and told them he was leaving Virginia Tech, that story, plus more at six.

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Some bald men in Colombia are taking a licking.
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They claim that having their head licked by a cow is helping them regrow their hair.
The owner of the Institute for Capillary Health and Beauty says he has more than 200 customers from as far away as Spain and the United States.
He says male hair loss is due to blocked follicles resulting from pollution and men not drying their hair properly.


So he uses Simona the cow and her rough tongue to exfoliate the head so he can apply his special hair tonic.
The treatment costs around 30 US dollars for 12 cowlicks.
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