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Coming up-
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Two knocks for Al Gore today- We'll have the latest on the Election.
Three fires in one week- at a Roanoke bar- Investigators suspect arson.
And the Christmas spirit comes alive in Roanoke-
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while it may look like Christmas- snow is in the forecast-
News 7 is next.

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An historic day-
The U-S Supreme Court hears arguments in the Presidential Election.
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((I WOULD CHARACTERIZE THEIR REACTION TO OUR ARGUMENT AS BEING INTERESTED IN WHAT WE HAD TO SAY. I'VE LEARNED FROM 29 OTHER ARGUMENTS THAT YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GUESS ANYTHING ABOUT WHERE THE JUSTICES COME OUT FROM EXACTLY WHAT THEY ASKED WHAT THEY ASK.))
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Now the nation waits for a ruling.
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[Presidency]


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Two Florida courts did rule today- one on the controversial butterfly ballot and the other ruling on the request for an immediate recount. More on those rulings in just a moment, but
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first to the Supreme Court and Gretchen Carlson who joins us live with the latest.
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((It was freedom of speech at its best protesters on the steps of the Supreme Court cheering for Al Gore and George W. Bush lawyers inside arguing each candidates case.
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At issue: whether the Florida Supreme Court over-stepped its authority when it allowed the recounting of some votes. Early on, it was clear some of the justices were skeptical about whether the high court should get involved.
(Sot) Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

You probably have to convince us there is some issue of federal law here. Otherwise why are we acting?
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took it one step further.
(Sot) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I do not know of any case where we have impugned a state Supreme Court the way you are doing in this case.
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But the justices weren't only tough on the Bush team. The Vice President's attorneys felt the heat too.
(Sot) Justice Antonin Scalia

"I don't see anything in the text of the statute that requires a manual recount."
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Once the hearing was over, neither side proclaimed victory.
(Sot) Theodore Olson/Bush Attorney

I don't know what the Supreme Court is going to do, but they were obviously interested in the question of why the Florida Supreme Court did what it did.
(Sot) Laurence Tribe/Gore Attorney

I have learned from 29 other arguments that you cant always guess anything about where the justices will come out from exactly what they asked.))
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[Florida-Courts]


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One person said if this were boxing- Al Gore got knocked down twice tonight-
The Florida State Supeme Court ruled NO REVOTE in Palm Beach County- It says the controversial butterly ballot is not unconstitutional.
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And the court denied Gore's request for an immediate recount anywhere.
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((DAVID BOIS/GORE ATTORNEY: OBVIOUSLY IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER FOR THE SUPREME COURT TO TAKE IT UP NOW. WE'RE DISAPPOINTED.))
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Now it's up to a Circuit court judge to decide IF or when the counting could start.
Republicans argued the court can't just count 13-thousand undervotes cherry picked by plaintiffs... from predominantly democratic counties.
Instead the court must recount ballots from all counties or at least a million more from three other counties.
The hearing gets under way- tomorrow.
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[Mexico-Pres]


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A president was inaugurated in another country.
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(vin-centay) Vincente Fox is Mexico's new leader-
He is the first Mexican president since 1929 to come from outside the Institutional Revolutionary Party.
It is the first peaceful party transition in Mexico's history.
Fox promised to attack poverty and injustice- crime and corruption.
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[804-Area-Code]


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Central and Southside Virginia will be getting a new area code.
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The State Corporation Commission says it plans to split the 804 region in two next April.
The Richmond area will keep 804.
But Charlottesville, Danville, Lynchburg and surrounding areas will get a NEW number.
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[M'ville-Water]


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A boil water advisory has been lifted in Martinsville and Henry County. Officials believe they may have determined what happened.
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Cold water in the reservoir sank, and when the warmer water rose, it carried sediment and leaves to the surface. That, along with a faulty pump not injecting chemicals into the water made it undrinkable.
Residents in Martinsville and Henry County have been boiling drinking water for the last 24-hours.
City officials handed out bottled waters today to eliminate some of the inconvenience.
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((RENEE WYATT: WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WITH THEIR INCONVENIENCE THAT WE DID ALL THAT WE COULD TODAY TO ALLEVIATE THAT. WE'VE HAD A LOT PEOPLE COME OUT AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.))
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Henry County schools prepared foods for lunch that didn't require water.
They also installed water coolers to replace water fountains.
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[Roanoke-Christmas]


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Lexington's Christmas parade was interrupted tonight by a fire in Glasgow.
Firefighters had to leave the parade to battle a blaze in two buildings.
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Downtown Roanoke's holiday celebration was not quite as eventful.
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Hundreds came out for Dickens of a Christmas at the downtown market.
The Christmas tree near the First Union building was lit while an orchestra played.
There were also holiday singers and carriage rides through the downtown streets.
Kid even had a chance to get their picture taken with one of Santa's reindeer.
If you missed out on the activities tonight don't worry you can still take part in the fun every Friday leading up to Christmas.
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[Capitol-Tree]


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Virginia's first family decorated a tree from Craig County- It's for Christmas in the Executive Mansion.
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Earlier this evening, Virginians gathered at the South Portico of the State Capitol for some Christmas cheer and the official lighting of another holiday tree.
Then, the Gilmores lit the 37 foot white pine that will adorn the capitol through New Year's.
The tree is from a Henrico County woman's front yard.
She planted it herself 40 years ago, and donated it to the state this year when a tree surgeon told her it was costing her too much to maintain.
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A hundred migrant workers are looking for a place to live, after the state shuts down an Independence motel.
Details are still ahead on News 7.
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And-- around the world and here in Southwest Virginia-- people observe World AIDS Day 2000.
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((ALRIGHT EVERYBODY, STEVE MASON IN THE HOUSE WITH YOU TONIGHT FOR SOME GIRLS STATE BASKETBALL FINAL FOUR ACTION AS NORTHSIDE ADVANCES, DID BASSETT, FIND OUT IN A FEW. THE LATEST ON GEORGE WELSH'S COACHING FUTURE AT UVA, THE STEAM INTRODUCES US TO IT'S NEW HEAD COACH AND THE ANSWER HAS THE ANSWER FOR THE SIXERS TONIGHT, ALL OF THIS IN SPORTS.))

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More then 12-thousand cases of AIDS have been reported in Virginia this year alone.
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Tonight dozens gathered outside the American Red Cross in Roanoke to remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS.
It was all part of World AIDS Day 2-thousand.
Organizers say Roanoke should remember this city is not free of the - More then 3-hundred people have it.
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((KATHERINE HOUCHINS/ORGANIZER: IT'S STILL A SERIOUS ILLNESS IN ROANOKE THIS IS ONE CHANCE FOR A FEW PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER AND SAY WE STILL CARE, IT'S A CHANCE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO COME AND REMEMBER AND CALL OUT THE NAMES WE CALLED BECAUSE THE ILLNESS IS NOT GONE.))
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Earlier today a group met in Elmwood Park for the Walk of Remembrance.
This year's slogan is ALL-Men Make a Difference.
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[Grayson-Motel]


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The state health department has shut down an Independence motel that houses about 100 migrant workers.
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Officials posted notices at the motel this afternoon telling tenants that the Osborne Motel would close next week.

The motel failed an inspection.
Officials say its' elderly owners failed to comply with a court order to have extensive water leaks repaired by Friday.
The motel owners have been fined thousands of dollars for health and environmental violations... including unsafe drinking water.
Seasonal workers pay 35 to 40 dollars a week to live there.
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((ED GREER/INDEPENDENCE TOWN MANAGER: THE FOLKS THAT LIVE UP THERE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF CHOICES IN THIS LIFE AND THEY'RE NOT GOING TO COMPLAIN. BUT THE CONDITIONS ARE NOT REALLY SO THAT YOU'D BE PROUD OF WHERE YOU LIVE.))
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The Osbornes' attorney says his clients are cooperating with state and local officials to bring the motel into compliance.
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[D-Day-Memorial]


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The site of the National D-Day Memorial is about to be closed to the public- at least for awhile.
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And it may stay that way until it's officially dedicated on D-Day, 2001.
It's open now, but will close a week from Sunday for the Winter.
Officials say they will consider re-opening the site in the Spring but may not allow the public to visit again until the national dedication ceremony on June 6th.
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[Water-Landing]


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Emergency crews took to the water to rescue a pilot from his wrecked plane.
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The amphibious plane was making a landing on a Washington state lake when it flipped.
The Seattle Police Harbor Patrol pulled the man to safety.
He had a minor head injury, no one else was on board.
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Lots of people are desperate to find a play station two before Christmas-- and scam artists are taking advantage of them.
Find out what to watch-out for when News 7 returns
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And Rustburg's marching band will play at tomorrow's state championship game-- but a relative novice will be at the helm.
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What's a football game without a marching band?
Fortunately, students and parents at Rustburg High School won't have to find out.
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The Red Devils are headed to the state championship game tomorrow in Harrisonburg, but the school's band director has a scheduling conflict and can't make the trip.
Many were worried the band would be forced to stay home too, but administrators decided today that one of their own would fill in.
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((BENNIE ARTHUR/RUSTBURG HS PRINCIPAL: HE HAD A SCHEDULING CONFLICT, SO IT MAY FALL ONE OF THE ADMINISTRATORS OR MYSELF TO DIRECT THE BAND TOMORROW. AND AS WE TOLD THEM IN A MEETING THIS MORNING, THE ONLY THING I'VE EVERY PLAYED IS THE T-V OR THE RADIO, SO WE'RE GOING TO DO OUR BEST, WE'RE GOING TO DO OUR DARNDEST, IT'S GOING TO BE INTERESTING.))
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A pep rally gave the team a rousing send-off this afternoon.
Rustburg plays Turner Ashby tomorrow at James Madison University.
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[Play-station]


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Sony's play-station two is tough to find-
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but be careful if you try finding it on the internet.
The Better Business Bureau- says several customers have complained they ordered the product online and never received it.
The web sites to watch out for are PS-2 Store U-S-A dot com and PS-2 store Canada dot com.
One site asks customers to fax photocopies of the front and back of credit cards- a step that's never done by legitimate businesses.
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[Coffeepot-Fire]


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Investigators with the Roanoke City Police Department say arson may be the cause of three fires at the Coffee Pot roadhouse- the last three nights.
Right now police have a possible suspect in mind.
A police spokeswoman would only say the suspect is a man from Roanoke.
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At this time last night fire fighters were here at the popular nightspot extinguishing a fire that began on an outside wall.
The Fire Chief said he believed it may have started from some cardboard boxes that were ignited.
Wednesday night fire fighters were here fighting a small fire that was started by burning leaves.
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Earlier today police said they were still trying to make contact with the possible suspect. So far there is no word on whether they did or not.
But the fires have only done minimal damage to the building because they're open for business tonight.

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Just in time for the beginning of December, snow is in the forecast. It's something you can expect in the month of big holidays. Here's Jacey Birch with our December almanac.
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Girls high school hoops final four action, plus the latest on UVa coach George Welsh's future and speaking of questionable futures, Norv Turner's is in jeopardy.
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The Redskins are 7 and 5 on the season an in danger of not making the playoffs, quite a change from the superbowl hopes that started the season for this multi million dollar club.
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The Girls state double A basketball final four invaded the Salem Civic Center last night as Northside and Bassett hoped to reach the finals and play one another for a state title.
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Jim Robinson hoping to take Northisde to it's first ever state championship in girls hoops.
In the final period, watch the Lady Vikings Jessica Wilkerson dish to Lauren Ellis who rips rope from three point range, 41-39 Northside.
[SUPER=34-Northside/58/Matoaca/52;]


Matoaca's Octavia Thompson drives, misses but gets her own rebound and scores, 45-41 Northside.
Then, Brittnie Hughes goes in strong for two of her 16 and Northside advances to the title game with a 58-52 win.
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Northside will meet the winner of the other final four between Bassett and Charlottesville.
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The Lady Bengals well prepared by head coach Lisa Black and it showed.
Amber Tripplett is gonna drain the three pointer from the side to give the Lady Bengals a 3 point lead.
The Black Knights answer, Shanika Howard steals the ball from Ronda Perkins
[SUPER=34-Bassett/63/Charlottesville/58;]

and goes coast to coast for the lay up.
But it was bassett's night. Perkins gives to Shirley "lights out" McCall, who drills the J and the Lady bengals win 63-58 and will meet Northside at 2:30 this afternoon for the state title.
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[S-Hoops]


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In the Group A semi-finals this afternoon, Appalachia and J.J. Kelly got wins on the Civic Center floor.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Appalachia vs West Point; :]


Appalachia and West Point squared off in the first final four contest of the day in the house that Harveycutter built.
The Lady Pointers would force a tie in the first quarter as Mary Kopland pulls up and hits the three pointer.
But the Lady Bulldogs of Appalachia went on a run. Amanda Turner knocks down this jumper from the key and the Bulldogs upped their lead to four.
[SUPER=33-Appalachia/60/West Point/50/;]


Then Appalachia's star player Roshana Jackson takes it to the hoop banks it in off the glass drawing the foul. The six footer scored 34 points as the Bulldogs win it 60 to 50.
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[S-Tech]


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Despite missing a post player the Virginia Tech men's basketball team beat Fairfield 65-61 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.
Tech guard Brian Chase led all VT scorers with 24 points. Carlos Dixon had 15. Tech is now 2 and 3 on the season.


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The Radford Highlanders host East Carolina tomorrow night at the Roanoke Civic Center in a seven o'clock tip off.


After opening the season with three straight setbacks the Highlanders rebounded this past Sunday beating Hampton for their first win of the season.
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[S-Sixers]


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The Philadelphia 76ers spanked the Charlotte Hornets 95-74 to boost their record to 13 and 2 on the season.
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The answer, Allen Iverson rips rope from three point land a few times in a row, he finished with a season high 37 points.
[SUPER=32-Philadelphia/95/Charlotte/74;]


Jamal Mashburn gets three of his 19 here and is one point off his season average of 20, but the Sixers defense just too much.
Matt Geiger gets two here as the Sixers cruise.
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[S-VT]


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It appears the Hokies are headed to either the Sugar or Gator bowl, and that the Fiesta is now likely out of the picture. Tech hoped to get some kind of indication of its post season destination today, but it now looks like they may have to wait until Sunday afternoon. But with what Tech fans have been through this year, what's another day?
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Yesterday, we were supposed to hear from UVa football coach George Welsh on his future, but now it looks like the 19 year coach of the Cavaliers is not ready to provide answers.
Sources close to Welsh say his family would like him step down, but that he would like to continue coaching.
One of his former players thinks he will stay put, the reason, all of the talent he has coming back.
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[S-Steam]


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The Roanoke Steam introduced new head coach Steven Jerry to the media yesterday morning.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


The North Carolina grad and former William & Mary assistant played for three different teams in the league beginning in 1995. Last season he was the offensive coordinator of the Norfolk Nighthawks which made it to the semi finals of the league championship.
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The Steam players remember Jerry very well from last year. The Nighthawks scored two victories over the Steam in the regular season.
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` The Steam will hold an open tryout tomorrow at Virginia Tech's Rector Field House from 9am to 3pm.