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Coming up next on the newscast, Norfolk Southern expands its buyout offer to employees,
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and we'll meet Lynchburg's new city manager.
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Get ready for a blast of colder weather. The effects of a cold front in just a moment.

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In medical news, we'll see a new advancement in the field of women's health,
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and Joy Sutton will joins us to see how you can beat the stress of the holiday rush.
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((MY CONSITUTIONAL RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED ON ELECTION DAY)) [BUTT TO 15:08:58] ((WE WANT OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO HAVE OUR VOTED COUNTED.))
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Disgruntled voters take their case to the court-

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It is just one happening today in the Presidential saga- Al Gore has launched a new appeal in Flroida-
while Florida lawmakers threatened to take matters into their own hands and deliver the electoral votes to George Bush.
Drew Levinson is live in Tallahassee with the latest.
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Florida lawmakers are trying to figure out how theyll proceed if the courts can't sort out the election maze. They want to give Floridas 25 electoral votes to George W. Bush. But voters turned up in force to tell the legislators to let their votes be counted and not to take it out of their hands. Palm Beach Citizen. Narr:Florida Governor Jeb Bush...says he thinks the legislature has the right idea. Governor Jeb Bush Meanwhile his brother, George W. Bush has taken shelter in the privacey of his texas ranch where he continues to work on the transition to a republican presidency. Although they have recieved little cooperation from the White House, Bush's running mate Dick Cheney is taking a hands on approach. Dick Cheney/Vice Presidential Candidate "I've got a job to do and I'll let others worry about the degree of cooperation we're receiving." In Washington, lawyers for both parties have submitted written arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court. The nine justices Friday will hear a Bush request to overturn the Florida Supreme Court's ruling. That judgement extended the deadline for accepting recounts. And In Tallahassee, the Floridas highest court still has not indicated whether it will hear the case over the controversial butterfly ballots.
Levinson: JUST ONE OF SEVERAL COURT PROCEEDING...MORE THAN THREE WEEKS AFTER THE ELECTION.




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870 employees at Norfolk Southern will now be eligible for early retirement at age 53.
The railroad's latest offer will affect roughly 18 percent of the company's non-union workforce.
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Previous early leave packages offered retirement at age 55.
The company says this buyout is part of its continuing effort to increase efficiency and reduce operating expenses.
The program allows eligible employees to add three years of service and three years to their age when calculating their pension plan.
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A Martinsville teenager was killed as she headed toward school this morning. Police say 16 year old Amy Shupe veered off Route 58 into the median, flipped her car, and flew from the vehicle. Shupe was a junior at Laurel Park High School. IN AN an unrelated accident in Botetourt County, an 88-year-old woman died.
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Police say Neatie Gish left the Route 220 Minute Market and turned right into the path of a pickup. The truck driver, 35-year-old Sharon Coleman of Montvale, could not stop in time and hit Gish's car. Both women were wearing seatbelts -- Coleman was only slightly injured. Police do NOT plan to file any charges.
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A horrifying scene after an accident in the Czech Republic-
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Some 50 to 70 cars were involved in a pileup there- on a major highway.
At least nine cars caught fire- one truck carrying chemicals exploded.
The crash happened in the fog- killing two people and injuring several others.
No word if the fog was the cause of the crash-
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Now that the state budget appears to be tightening, we'll hear what the gubernatorial candidates have to say about phasing out the car tax. We'll have that story next,
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and then a little later, we'll see who is having a very large rummage sale.
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Testimony has concluded in the murder trial of a teenager charged with killing her grandfather.
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Sixteen year old Robin Martin is being tried as an adult on first degree murder charges.
Prosecutors say she shot her 80-year-old grandfather, John (MESS-icks) Mesics, in the face as he slept in July, 1999.
The girl was being raised by her grandparents in their Carroll County home.
Friends testified Martin told them she shot him after he yelled at her for being on the phone.
Martin told the jury she was under the influence of beer and drugs and did not intend to shoot Mesics.
She also said friends egged her on, and that verbal abuse from her grandfather made her angry.
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The three men running for governor of Virginia say they're committed to the three words that carried the last man into office: no car tax.
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But in a time of declining state revenues, Democrat Mark Warner and Republicans Mark Earley and John Hager all say they're waiting to see if the car tax phase-out can stay on schedule.
Hager yesterday upped the ante... proposing eliminating the tax on farm machinery and livestock.
Earley's NOT so sure.
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((ATTORNEY GEN. MARK EARLEY: MY GOAL IF I BECOME GOVERNOR IS TO MAKE SURE I FINISH WHAT WE BEGAN. AND THAT IS THE TOTAL PHASE-OUT OF THE TAX ON CARS, TRUCKS, AND MOTORCYCLES. I THINK THE PROPOSAL BY THE FARM BUREAU... TO ELIMINATE THE TAX ON FARM MACHINERY, ON LIVESTOCK, AND ON UNLICENSED FARM VEHICLES IS ONE THAT'S WORTHY TO CONSIDER. I WOULD WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH IT COST.))
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Governor Jim Gilmore unveils his new budget in December.
He says lagging revenues may trigger a freeze on the car tax phase-out at 47-point-5 percent.
The state was supposed to begin picking up 70 percent of the car tax tab in January.


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After four months and 95 resumes, Lynchburg has a new city manager.
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Kimball Payne was introduced this morning as the seventh city manager in Lynchburg history.
Payne comes from Spotsylvania County, where he was county administrator the past 13 years.
Mayor Carl Hutcherson says Payne was chosen on his impressive showing when he interviewed for the job with city council.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: AFTER HAVING READ KIMBALL'S RESUME AND AFTER HAVING HEARD SOME THINGS ABOUT HIM AND AFTER REALLY SITTING DOWN AND IN THAT INTERVIEW.. I THINK THAT, FOR ALL OF US, REALLY MADE THE DIFFERENCE.))
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Payne will start sometime in February.
He replaces Charles Church whose battle with terminal prostate cancer forced him to step down last spring.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
Ever want an inside glimpse at some of the most beautiful homes in the area- Jacey Birch checks out how they're decorated for the holidays.

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This weekend a Holiday Homes Tour takes place in Salem to help raise money for the city's historical museum operations.
There are seven stops on the tour with everything from renovated historic homes to brand-new homes in older neighborhoods.
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Jacey Birch is at one of the featured homes on the Salem tour now.
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Today on our website of the day, we'll tell you who is monkeying around tonight on the internet,
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But first on Health Check, we'll introduce you to a new type of mammogram...it doesn't use X-rays and it's pain free.
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A new type of mammogram was unveiled this week. The first test results suggest it is as accurate as a regular mammogram AND it has two improvements.
It doesn't use radiation and it's painless.
Dr. Michael Breen has the details.
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((AT LEAST HALF OF ALL WOMEN DON'T GET REGULAR MAMMOGRAMS..AND ONE REASON WHY IS THE PROCEDURE CAN PINCH AND SOMETIMES BE PAINFUL. BUT THIS PROCEDURE IS CALLED A LASER MAMMOGRAM.
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HOW MUCH PAIN IS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROCEDURE? OH, THERE IS NO PAIN. NO PAIN AT ALL? NO COMPRESSION.
(MIKETRACK) LASER MAMMOGRAMS WORK BY PASSING A HARMLESS LASER BEAM THROUGH YOUR BREAST. THE PROCEDURE'S NOW BEING COMPARED TO REGULAR MAMMOGRAMS IN 400 WOMEN. ANOTHER ADVANTAGE TO A LASER MAMMOGRAM IS YOU CAN COLOR CODE THE IMAGE TO GET A SENSE OF WHERE TUMORS ARE MOST LIKELY. YOU CAN ALSO MAKE A THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE..ONE OF THE TUMORS IN THIS BREAST WAS MISSED BY A REGULAR MAMMOGRAM.
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THERE REALLY IS A MASS STRUCTURE HERE AND ANOTHER MASS STRUCTURE HERE. A SECOND TUMOR POSSIBLY. A SECOND TUMOR.
(MIKESU) THIS DEVICE WILL PROBABLY MOST BENEFIT YOUNGER WOMEN. THAT'S BECAUSE THEY HAVE DENSER BREASTS AND THAT MAKES IT TOUGHER TO SPOT TUMORS WITH A TRADITIONAL MAMMOGRAM...BUT NOT WITH A LASER MAMMOGRAM.
(MIKETRACK) THE LASER MAMMOGRAM WILL FIRST BE USED ALONGSIDE A TRADITIONAL MAMMOGRAM.
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MIGHT IT REPLACE THE ROUTINE MAMMOGRAM DOWN THE ROAD? DOWN THE ROAD IT MIGHT...AS THE MACHINERY BECOMES MORE AVAILABLE IT MAY BEGIN TO REPLACE THE OTHER TESTS. ))


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With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season -- it's easy to get stressed out.
And too much stress can take its toll on the body.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins with some tips to keep your mind at ease this holiday.
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Jean, You can be stressed out and not even know it.
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And if you don't do anything to reduce the stress it's going to build over time and that's when it becomes destructive.
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From beating the crowds at the mall, to searching for the perfect gift -- it's enough to stress anyone out during the holidays.
But how do you know if you've reached your limit.
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And a lot of tension can be harmful.
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But there are ways to reduce stress -- exercise like aerobics and weight lifting can really make a difference.
And yoga or other forms of meditation can also be helpful.
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And getting 8 hours of sleep -- and going to bed at the same time every night can reduce stress.
But sometimes it can be even simpler than that.
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And you can also keep your stress level low this holiday -- by keeping your expectations in perspective -- realizing that things won't always be perfect.
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Jean,

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They call it the city of lights and
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it's no wonder at this time of year.
The French are gearing up for Christmas- with the lighting of the Avenues- It involves about 30 miles of tinsel with 150 thousand 15-watt light bulbs.
The traditional lights went on last night- inaugurated by the city's mayor.
The city lights will stay on until January 3rd.
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It's now time for our two minute ticker.
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Steve Mason has a girls state semi-final preview that centers on the Lady Vikings of Northside in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) ((The Lady Vikings are allowing just 39 points a game and defense is always crucial when you get down to the final four. Northside is playing Matoaca and although the Lady Warriors are athletic and big, the Lady Vikings are not intimidated. ((:)) Robinson feels his team is peaking at just the right time and he doesn't have to bring up the Lady Vikings recent loss to Lord Botetourt in the Blue Ridge District tournament to know that defeat has helped. ((:)) The Lady Vikings are very close as a team and they have one pre game tradition that is particularly important. ((:)) Bassett takes on Charlottesville in the other double A semi final. Lisa Black's Lady Bengals feel a tough Piedmont district schedule has prepared them for the final four. ((:))
Here's the Salem Civic Center schedule. Northside and Matoaca meet at seven o'clock and then Bassett and Charlottesville play at 8:30. Steve Mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.))

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Our website of the day is offering the opportunity to chat live with one of the most popular guests America On Live has ever had.
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Koko is the first gorilla to master sign langauge and interspecies communication.
She was also the first gorilla to participate in an online chat.
With an IQ between 70 and 95 on a human scale, Koko understands more than one thousands signs.
As part of the event, she will communicate with children about her favorite foods and her plans to celebrate the holiday season.
The free chat is an effort to raise money to build Koko a new refuge at Maui, Hawaii. The chat begins at six tonight.
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If you are looking for something extravagant for Christmas, you may want to check out a rummage sale in London.
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This week Elton John is emptying out his closet to raise money for AIDS charities. The sale started today at a shop in London. The singer is selling more than 20 thousand items that he has worn over the years.
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One of the items is the silver suit and massive wig John wore to his 50th birthday party.
It cost him 70 thousand dollars, but he says he'll let it go for a fraction of that.
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